Govt. depends on SLFP for its 2/3 majority, Sirisena reminds
Ex-president Maithripala Sirisena has reminded the government that it has to depend on the 14 SLFP MPs for its two-thirds parliamentary majority.
He urged the ruling coalition about thinking wisely about the outcome, before causing conflicts.
Sirisena, the SLFP chairman, told parliament that examples could be derived from successive coalition governments about what would happen if differences occurred.
He was responding to minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who had compared Sirisena’s expenses during his tenure as the president, with those of incumbent Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Sirisena went onto advise Aluthgamage against levelling false accusations and slinging mud at him, although he found no issue with his attempts to promote president Rajapaksa’s image.
SLFP’s Duminda Dissanayake has inquired from Aluthgamage as to why he was levelling accusations over vehicle use, and he was told that they had to say things to promote their leader, Sirisena added.