Independents to support new PM

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The group of independent MPs who recently quit the Government met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning (16).

Representing the independents, former Minister and Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila assured the group’s support towards the Government’s initiatives, in the face of the ongoing crisis.

He added, however, that they will not be accepting any ministerial portfolios within the new Cabinet.

Instead, the Independents will be involved in the 15 committees proposed by the Prime Minister to solve people’s issues, Gammanpila siad.