Mar 23, 2018

Target of 113! – 80 votes in favour of Ranil yesterday!

The United National Party claims that they will defeat the No Confidence Motion brought on against the Prime Minister. Commencing a campaign to gather 113 signatures in support of him yesterday.

Yesterday 80 MPs had signed the document at parliament, while MPs who are overseas and those not present in parliament will sign the document within the next few days.

This proposal was made to defeat the no confidence motion that was brought on by the Joint Opposition against the Prime Minister.

The no confidence motion against the Prime Minister is scheduled to be taken up for debate in Parliament on April 4, while the UNP members are confident of defeating it.

 Opportunity to show their strength:

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday alone 80 United National Front members had signed the document in support of the Prime Minister.

He said six members are currently overseas and they too would sign the document once they return.
The Minister said that this is an opportune moment for the United National Front to show their strength and they had discussed at the UNF meeting to support the Prime Minister and confirm the party’s unity.

Lakshman Kiriella and Mangala Samaraweera had also expressed their views with regard to the no confidence motion.

Meanwhile, SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said that all SLMC members would support the Prime Minister.

The meeting of the UNF was held in the Parliament Committee room 01 last afternoon under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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 ''I am with the Prime Minister at the NCM''- Thewarapperuma

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said that despite him resigning from the UNP Bulathsinhala Organiser post, he would stand in support of the Prime Minister during the no confidence motion.

He said no matter what issues he faces within the party, he would not leave the party and would do everything in his power to protect it.