Wednesday, February 14, 2018

UPFA Also Requested President To Give Permission To Form A New Government

While the ruling United National Party(UNP) is
preparing to form a unitary government after the election defeat ,United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)which is an allied party of the current national government has today (14) requested the permission from President Maithripala Sirisena to form a govetnment with a Prime Minister appointed from Sri Lanka Freedom Party chaired by president.

This request was made by the General Secretary of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Mahinda Amaraweera and the national organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Thilanga Sumathipala during a meeting held today with the president sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

During the meeting the UPFA Parluamentarians had stated that they will submit a letter to the president within next two days with the support of more than 113 MP's which is the majority of 225 member Sri Lankan parliament .President who had earlier accepted the UNP 's decision  to form a unitary government by the party had also accepted  the request made by UPFA.

It has been believed that the senior SLFP Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva tipped to be appointed as the Prime Minister if the UPFA formed a new government.The Joint Opposition parliamentary group belinging to the Sri Lanka Podu jana peramuna led by former president Mahinda Rajapakshe had agreed to give a conditional support to the UPFA if the party form a new government it has been reported.The podujana peramuna's condition made to the UPFA to support the new government  is to hold a fresh parliamentary election according to reports.

However UPFA along with SLFP had suffered the most humiliated defeat at the last local government more than the UNP.

Meanwhile UNP Parliamenrary group too met with Prime Minister Ranil Wikeamasinghe at the Temple Trees to discuss the future of the current government.

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