Former Minister Udaya Gammanpila speaking to reporters after attending a discussion held by the 11-party leaders yesterday (04) said in order to back the no-confidence motion tabled by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) they should agree to form an interim government to take the country forward after such a move being made.
Q: Do you or do you not support the no-confidence motion?
“First thing is that a no-confidence motion will not be needed if the Prime Minister resigns. Second, before sending the government home via a no-confidence motion, the country should have a programme to be implemented after sending the government home. Otherwise, the country may lose a government, it will be driven to anarchy.”
Q: The Prime Minister’s Office says he will resign only if the 113 is showed.
“That is known only by the Prime Minister. We can secure 120 instead of 113, are we able to form an interim all-party government. We are ready to take over this country. We are ready to lift the country up from the pit. But that cannot be done singlehandedly. It should definitely be a collective approach.”