Will quit Govt: Some SLFP ministers, MPs tell President
Posted on September 8th, 2017

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs are reported to have informed President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday night that they would quit the government soon and yesterday met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the next step.

The group included Ministers Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Deputy Ministers T.B. Ekanayake, Dulip Wijesekara, Nimal Lansa and Arundika Fernando. According to Reports at least 12 SLFP MPs in the government are likely to cross over.

They had the President after the late night Central Committee meeting on Wednesday. These ministers were reported to have said they found it increasingly difficult to be in the government amid corruption allegations such as the bond scam and questionable highway projects and criticised the government’s move towards power devolution.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga had reportedly crossed words at the Central Committee meeting with the deputy minister alleging that some UNP members were involved in fraud and corruption while Ms. Kumaratunga said the current government took office after ending a term riddled with rampant fraud and corruption.

One Response to “Will quit Govt: Some SLFP ministers, MPs tell President”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    What are these rogues still waiting for? Are they waiting to get the okay from the King of Earth Worms? They just want to have the best of both worlds! That’s all. What a set of unprincipaled scoundrels are these. They should have been with Mahinda. Having got their parliamentary seats by being with Mahinda they crossed over to Aappaya. Now when the “Thatiya” is getting too hot they want to return. These backbiting scoundrels should not be given anything truthworthy positions in any future administration.

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