Friday, 14 August 2015 - 14:00
Alliance collapsed further after the Presidents letter; a statement from the UNP
Minister of Public Order and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga said that the UPFA has been further weakened by the letter that was sent yesterday to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa by President Maithreepala Sirisena.
He stated this at a media conference held at UNP headquarters Sirikotha this morning.
Meanwhile, addressing a media conference being held by the UPFA, former minister John Seneviratne said that the 7 party seniors including himself, whose names were proposed by the President yesterday for the premiership, would not be ready to accept the position.
Meanwhile, addressing a media conference held at its party office this morning, JVP propaganda Secretary and former MP Vijitha Herath said that the constitutional power is vested in President Maithreepala Sirisena to appoint the next prime minister