Feb 19, 2018

PM has secured majority power - Navin

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is able to continue the government as he wields the 2/3 majority in parliament, says minister of plantations - Navin Dissanayake.

Speaking in parliament today, the minister added that the 'flower bud' (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) should prove it if they had the majority.

Although the ruling party in US lose the midterm polls, they make a comeback during the general election, he further said.

He further said that in terms of Article 46 (2) of the 19th Amendment, the PM can only be removed if he resigns or if ceases to be a MP.

Can't issue gazette to dissolve parliament

Although there was a rumour citing that a gazette will be issued to dissolve parliament last night, such a measure cannot be taken, he added.

He further asked the SLPP not to boast about having the majority, reminding that they only have 44%.