The Sinhala nationalist party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), which is also a member of the UPFA coalition government has stated they are yet to make a decision on qutting the government. They have however ruled out the likelihood of collaborating with the movement for a common opposition.
JHU Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila speaking at a media briefing today has stated that they have not had any discussions with any of the opposition parties but had assured that they have ruled out any moves to join the common opposition movement.
“We have several options to choose if our discussions with the government fails – one is to field a presidential candidate from the JHU itself,” he had added.
He had also stated that they see no point in continuing to be part of the government if the Mahinda Chinthana is not promptly implemented and had added they are awaiting for a response to the proposals that were forwarded by them following the general meeting of the party held a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, JHU member and technology minister Patali Champika Ranawaka had called for the preservation of judicial independence and had stressed on the importance of appointing qualified officials when appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Court.
He had also stated that discussions with the government over their proposals are due to end soon, with a decisive meeting scheduled for tomorrow and had stated that if the proposals are not agreed upon they would be compelled to take an independent decision.