According to State Minister T.B. Ekanayake, they cannot participate in the May Day rally that is being organised by the ‘Ranil Faction of the SLFP’, hence they will not participate in the rally that is organised by the ‘Ranil
Faction’ General Secretaries Mahinda Amaraweera and Duminda Dissanayake.
Ekanayake said the 16 SLFP members in his group will hold a May Day rally at the Vihara Maha Devi open air theatre.
He further noted that the Chief Guest at their May Day rally would be President Maithrpala Sirisena and that they also intend to invite the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well.
The SLFP group representing the government, including Ministers John Seneviratne, Susil Premajayantha, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Chandima Weerakkody, Thilanga Sumathipala, Dilan Perera, Susantha Punchinilame, T.B.
Ekanayake, Anuradha Jayaratne, Tharanath Basnayake, Lakshman Wasantha, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Nimal Lansa, S.B. Dissanayake, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Sudharshani Fernandopulle and Sumedha G. Jayasena voted against the Prime Minister at the no confidence motion.