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The Tamil National Alliance has decided to vote against the proposed no-confidence motion on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a party spokesman said.

The decision, which has been officially conveyed to the Prime Minister on Sunday, was to be informed to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. Sixteen MPs are representing the TNA in Parliament.

It is learnt that, TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan, who is currently on a tour in China as part of the Parliamentary delegation was asked to cut short his visit and return to the country on April 1. He was earlier scheduled to return to the country on April 3.

Earlier, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said that the TNA would have its parliamentary group meeting on April 2 and decide on its position on the no-confidence motion. (Anjula Mahika Weeraratne)

  Comments - 18

  • Geeth shirantha Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:42 AM

    We gave that decision early . It was crystal clear .

    Dean Martin Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:30 AM

    Peace loving people should not support this NCM, but hereater RW has to act wisely and allow Judicial to act freely, he should not save MR and his henchmen who looted SriLanka.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:51 AM

    I am not a supporter of RW. I have to bow my head to the TNA for showing the JO that racist should not be part of our society. Just back from Jaffna and found no tooting of horns during the rush hour traffic.

    Unmai Pesum Lankan Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:28 AM

    I too hate RW for being a slave to MR and saved all his robbers who played out in billions, well TNA's move it strong as they hate JO looters.

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 27 March 2018 12:15 PM

    Arjun Mahendran may have instructed TNA to vote against as everybody believes

    Geeth shirantha Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:51 AM

    We gave this decision early. It is crystal clear that if TNA did not take such a decision , they would defeat in next election .

    Soam Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:52 AM


    Rev. Luke Ranasinghe Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:32 AM

    Whether TNA supports or not, it does not bother Ranil. The whole body of Ranil consists brain and nothing to worry. JO will have to slash the mud to their faces only.

    L.P. Mendis Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:48 AM

    I don't believe this as a Gentleman he should not protect the thieves of Mahinda and his rotters plus Mahendran his thick pal.

    Dennis Reeves Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:34 AM

    If not RW did not save Mahendran and Mahinda's family members and JO robbers, he could be the king forever.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:43 AM

    What will they get in exchange? A new constitution? A self governing authority?

    K8 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:44 AM

    Quite an amusing opposition

    VJ Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:04 AM

    Being in the opposition does not mean they have to support every motion presented. It is not like changing the bowler for giving away runs in a cricket match. The majority of theTNA members are interlectuals. That is the difference between the JO and the TNA.

    Fedi Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:18 AM

    Early prediction UNP 75TNA 16SLFP 03Total 94JO 46SLFP 30JVP 06Total 83Absent 48

    max Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:59 AM

    A real tame opposition!

    willowsd Tuesday, 27 March 2018 01:27 PM

    Hats off to TNA, real democracy at work

    Citizen Tuesday, 27 March 2018 03:46 PM

    What have they been promised in exchange for support?

    Gayan Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:12 PM

    Would be a ginus record. Opposition leader supporting the PM during a no confidence motion.

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