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Duminda invites Maithri to take leadership!

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MP Duminda Dissanayake invited former President Maithripala Sirisena to face the plights of the country without avoiding them and take the leadership.

The group of SLFP MPs exiled from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said that they have not yet decided whether to contest the Local Government elections as an alliance.

At a press conference held at the Ministry of Agriculture yesterday (29), MP Dissanayake said that he and the other MPs still represent the SLFP.

Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera also participated in this press conference.

“We have not yet been removed from the SLFP. The SLFP-led alliance should also take the responsibility at least to some extent for the problems in this country today. We can’t keep avoiding these issues. The majority of the SLFPers are asking for answers to the problems and not governments or other measures,” he said.

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Former Minister Ronnie de Mel no more

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Former Minister – Ronnie de Mel has passed away today (27) while being treated at a private hospital, reports say.

He was aged 99 years old.A former civil servant, he was the Minister of Finance from 1977 – 1988 under the United National Party government and holds the record for the largest number of budgets presented by a finance minister.

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NPP to also back NCM against Speaker

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The National People’s Party (NPP) has also decided to back the No Confidence Motion against Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kieirella, Professor G. L. Peiris, Tissa Attanayake, Chandima Weerakkody, Shan Wijayalal de Silva, and others have signed the motion on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.

Meanwhile, Dullas Alahapperuma, the leader of the Freedom People’s Congress has also said that they would back the NCM.

Yesterday (26), the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya had stated they would back the motion as well. 

The motion cites several reasons, including the Speaker’s failure to appropriately present the amendments proposed by the Supreme Court for the Online Safety Bill before its passage. 

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Muthukumarana to take up Uddika Premarathne’s MP seat

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S.C. Muthukumarana is set to be named to the Parliamentary seat  left vacant after the resignation of Anuradhapura District MP – Uddika Premarathne.

It is reported that the Secretary General of Parliament – Mrs. Kushani Rohanadheera has informed of this to the Election Commission, in accordance with Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act No. 1 of 1981.

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