SLFPERS WHO BACKED NO-FAITH MO­TION WILL RE­MAIN IN GOVT.

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He said they were pre­pared to quit the gov­ern­ment if and when the SLFP Cen­tral Com­mit­tee de­cided they should do so.

“I have been ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed and hurt over the ut­ter­ances made by those who voted for the no-con­fi­dence mo­tion. I wonder whether it was with them that we worked in the unity gov­ern­ment and in the cab­i­net dur­ing the past three years,” the min­is­ter said when com­ment­ing on the deroga­tory state­ments made by some of them.

He said the sit­u­a­tion had changed dra­mat­i­cally by the morn­ing of April 4, the day of vot­ing when the po­lit­i­cal par­ties and MPS were aware of the fate of the no-con­fi­dence mo­tion. “The SLFP and joint op­po­si­tion mem­bers knew they did not have the num­bers to pass it. The TNA and SLMC had de­cided to vote against it. That is why on the in­struc­tions of the Pres­i­dent we de­cided to keep away. We can’t do any­thing for the loss of cab­i­net port­fo­lios of those who voted for the mo­tion. It is their own mak­ing,” he said.

The min­is­ter said the SLFP min­is­ters were ready to leave the unity gov­ern­ment at any time when the Pres­i­dent and and the party’s Cen­tral Com­mit­tee de­cides.

I wonder whether it was with them that we worked in the unity gov­ern­ment and in the Cab­i­net

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