Dec 07, 2018

Proposal to House in support of Ranil

A proposal that says Ranil Wickremesinghe commands a parliamentary majority to function as the prime minister has been included in the agenda paper.

It has been signed by eight leaders of the UNF - Sajith Premadasa, Ravi Karunanayake, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Lakshman Kiriella, Rajitha Senaratne, Palani Digambaram, Mangala Samaraweera and Risath Bathiudeen.

The proposal will be presented to the House on December 12, debated and passed with majority vote, said a UNP spokesman.

Meanwhile, the TNA has told president Maithripala Sirisena that it would support the UNF’s nominee to the premiership, irrespective of whoever that nominee is.

Its MP Charles Nirmalanathan has told ‘Mawbima’ that they had never said that Wickremesinghe should not be appointed PM again.

Meanwhile, JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa says his party will not support anyone in the matter of the appointment of a PM and wants only to defeat the ongoing conspiracy.

Therefore, the JVP will not support the proposal made on behalf of Wickremesinghe, he adds.