Ministers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will boycott tomorrow’s cabinet meeting, the party’s Central Committee decided last night.
The decision was made in view of the fact that a section of the United National Party (UNP) had demanded their resignation over supporting the no-confidence motion against UNP Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The meeting held at the SLFP headquarters last evening and chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Leader of the SLFP was supposed to be about deciding the party’s future in the National Government as well as to decide on the fate of MPs who supported the aforementioned no-confidence motion.
Although the majority supported the proposal of Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa that SLFP ministers should quit the Government, the President had urged that the matter be discussed further.
Accordingly, it was decided that the Central Committee would meet again on Wednesday to decide whether or not to quit the Government.