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The United National Party (UNP) would have to think of forming a coalition Government if it were to form a Government, UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha said.

Addressing a news briefing yesterday, he said that although Ranil Wickremesinghe obtained 117 votes at the Vote on Confidence in Parliament, the UNP had only 103 seats in Parliament, when the TNA votes were deducted.

“If the UNP were to form a Government, it will have to ally with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). However, the TNA had categorically said that it would not join anybody to form a Coalition Government,” MP Premajayantha said.

“When a coalition Government was formed between the UPFA and the UNP in 2015, then the UNP had 106 seats whereas now it is further reduced to 103. It means that it is questionable as to with whom the UNP is going to form a Government,” he added.

Meanwhile, referring to the statement made by Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament in which he said they would further strengthen the powers of the Provincial Councils, MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said the existing powers in those councils were quite adequate.

“The 13th Amendment to the Constitution made the Provincial Councils strong, which has caused enough damage to the country. Hence, there is no necessity to grant more powers to them,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Ragula Friday, 14 December 2018 08:10 AM

    I think it's a problem of UNP not yours or may be you join UNP

    Mandayan Friday, 14 December 2018 08:44 PM

    Susil, MR does not have any chance to grab power so don’t waste your time.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 14 December 2018 08:26 AM

    We are in the know that UNP leader,Ranil Wickremasinghe is a shrewd politician who can twist things and reach his goal. Whatever, said and done,politicians are people of shameless and with no proper principles and therefore, they can easily change sides and from which UNP will form the government if they were asked to do. However,there is another notion that UNP can form a government with 103 MPs and TNA will come forward to help them whenever they need help. Therefore, UNP leader will definitely make use of all these options.

    Mala joan Friday, 14 December 2018 08:58 AM

    Meya, koheda yanne malle poles !!!

    Cannot be trusted Friday, 14 December 2018 01:48 PM

    " if it were to form a Government, UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha said." - what ever it is do not take this fellow

    Chux Friday, 14 December 2018 02:00 PM

    People like you a shame as you don’t do politics but you only want to protect Rajapakshas

    Joseph Friday, 14 December 2018 02:26 PM

    So whom will you from a government if you asked to do so ?

    tommy Friday, 14 December 2018 02:57 PM

    Wijedasa, oya enne nedda?

    Shameless Friday, 14 December 2018 04:37 PM

    He must be polishing his shoes and getting ready - turncoat


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