All government MPs have been asked to be present in Parliament today. It is speculated that a high profile UNP MP is going to crossover today.
Speculation was rife in political circles that Kurunegala District UNP MP, Dayasiri Jayasekara, would cross over to the government, in lieu of being appointed as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Wayamba Provincial Council. Jayasekara was keen to join the government after resigning from Parliament sources closed to the MP told Colombo Telegraph. As reported last week the SLFP Working Committee had approved the matter in principle and that a final decision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was awaited.
Jayasekara recently held a discussion with the UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and reportedly promised not to leave the party. Following the meeting he told media that he would not cross over as rumored.