Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr. Rajitha Senaratne speaking to a SJB rally yesterday (24) stated that an initial agreement was made with the MP group who claims themselves to have left the government and become independent regarding the no confidence motion.
“They have become so vulnerable that even the meeting called in by the Prime Minister himself to support him was attended by only 88 MPs. About 70 MPs did not even bother to attend the meeting to support the Prime Minister. That is the situation now. Now, a no-confidence motion will be tabled in Parliament against this government. We talked to the parties independent of the government and agreed to the final draft yesterday. We have more than 113 signatures. Therefore, this government will stay in power only for a few days. When I see you again, we have already formed a government, may you keep that in mind. Our initial stance was that although we give in to overthrowing the governments, we make no involvement in forming a government. Because it might have not been possible to form a government with these people of diverse opinions. But finally we are reaching a common ground where we can contribute to forming a government. Because they say that they will not involve otherwise. Therefore, they say that we should form a government after this event.”