Feb 14, 2018

A govt. under Ranil to have 8 SLFP ministers! Featured

Eight senior SLFP ministers will join the new government that will be formed under the premiership of Ranil Wickremesinghe, reliable political sources say.

The UNP has given the go-ahead to obtain support of the SLFP ministers in a new government.

The TNA, having 16 MPs, has agreed to support a new government although it will not accept ministerial positions, the sources say.

The UNF has 106 seats, sans those of Athuraliye Rathana Thera and former minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe.

PM’s firm stand

At a meeting with a group of businessmen yesterday afternoon (14) Wickremesinghe said the only way out from the prevailing crisis was to form a UNF government.

Referring to views that the premiership too should be changed, he said only his party would decide what needed to be done, and ruled out considering individual or other party opinions.