Apr 16, 2018

Amaraweera on why they remain in govt Featured

The SLFP is remaining in the government at the request of the president, according to UPFA general secretary Mahinda Amaraweera.

However, MP Chandima Weerakkody, a member of the ‘group of 16’ says a final decision is yet to be taken whether to remain in the government.
Their spokesman S.B. Dissanayake says they will sit in the opposition soon after the SLFP central committee meets after the New Year and takes a decision.
However, the group will continue to support the president with regard to the matters agreed upon when forming the unity government, he told the media at the party headquarterscharitha
                                                                                    The group’s decision depends on personal needs only – Dr. Charitha Herath

Referring to Dissanayake’s remarks, SLPP advisor Dr. Charitha Herath says the group is using the no-confidence motion issue for its survival.
According to him, its members will be deciding whether or not to remain in the government to suit their personal needs only and not in consideration of public wellbeing.
He made the comment in a facebook posting.