Mar 31, 2018

JO conflict over NCM! Featured

A conflict is brewing within the Joint Opposition over the No Confidence Motion that is scheduled to be taken up in parliament on April 04.

President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged the support of the SLFP to win the NCM. Around 10 UNPers who are loyal to the President have agreed to support the proposal.

However, Basil Rajapaksa alleges that due to the NCM that was brought in trusting the verbal assurance of S.B. Dissanayake and several other SLFP ministers, the victory gained at the recent LG elections have been overshadowed.  

He pointed out that it was a mistake to not have obtained the signatures of these UNP and SLFP members who initially pledged their support.

Group supporting Ranil within the JO?

Meanwhile, allegations have been levelled that there is a group within the Joint Opposition who is supporting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and trying to save him from the NCM. A group of MPs had attempted to prevent the NCM at the time it was being handed over to the Speaker, reported ‘Lanka C News, web site operated by  National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa.

The web site had reported that as the NCM is disadvantageous fro the Prime Minister, this group is trying to complicate it.

Accordingly, some MPs have publicly said that measures would be taken to impeach the President after the NCM against the Prime Minister, with the intention of complicating matters, the web site had reported.