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Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 19:49
Both are needed - the Opposition Leader expresses the stance of the UPFA
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The Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the UFPA’s policy stand is that the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the 20th Constitutional Amendment Bill should be brought to parliament.

He stated this while attending a media briefing convened at the Opposition Leader’s office this evening.

He added that the opinion of the alliance is that the no-confidence motion should be presented during a time period which would not clash with the 20th amendment.

The matter will be discussed among the UPFA party leaders within the next two days in parliament and a decision will be given regarding the matter.

However, he also said that they are in a stance that they should proceed with the no confidence motion as well as pass the 20th amendment.

He further said that the no confidence motion Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake should be brought without delay.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha expressed his views about the discussion between the president and the former president and the UPFA coalition party leaders.

UPFA met the President yesterday and held discussions on contesting for the election as an alliance as well as the current political situation

He added that they intend to discuss this matter with the party leaders once again with a review of all the discussions and meet the two leaders once again.

At the same time, Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said Retired Judged A.W.A. Salam, Dr. Radhika Kumaraswami and Dr. A.T. Ariyarathna have been proposed as the civil representatives to the proposed Legislative Council under the 19th Amendment.

He also said parliament would meet on June 3 to approve the names of these proposed members.

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