WE CAN STOP SUPPORTING THE GOVT. AT ANYTIME: ISURA
Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said yesterday the SLFP could stop supporting the government anytime it wished and that it was not its duty to clean the government’s dirty linen.
He said the Government was formed as a coalition of the two main political parties because the United National Party (UNP) was unable to form a government on its own.
“Before forming the government, the President and the SLFP members held a discussion and agreed to appoint some of the SLFPERS as ministers,” the CM said.
He said there was no call for the SLFP to agree to every decision taken by the UNP members.
Recently, Minister Lakshman Kiriella had said the government would pass the new Constitution with the support of the SLFP, but the CM said this was not a matter discussed with the UNP.
He said the SLFP expected the country’s legal and economic affairs to be spearheaded by the President himself.