A group of UNP provincial councillors are said to be gathering information on the matter. It is also reported that several of the SLPP provincial councillors are also planning on supporting the NCM against Salley.
It is also reported that several UNP members who closely associate with Salley are the masterminds of the NCM against him.
Only ten signatures of councillors are required to bring the NCM. Salley has served as a provincial councillor for a considerable period and during the UNP regime, he served as the Deputy Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council.