The UPFA says that a decision with regard to the Eastern Province Chief Minister will be taken today.
A senior UPFA spokesman told our news team that a lengthy discussion with regard to this was held with SLMC leader Minister Rauf Hakeem and the SLMC parliamentary group last afternoon.
The senior spokesman told our news team that discussion was held with regard to this also with All Ceylon Muslim Congress headed by Minister Rishaad Badiudeen and the National Muslim Congress headed by Minister A. M. L. Athaavullaa.
The Muslim Congress is the decisive factor for setting up the Eastern Provincial Council.
The TNA is also engaged in a hectic effort to obtain the support of the SLMC.