No Confidence Motion: Fowzie says SLFP decides to abstain from voting

Apr 04, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to abstain from voting at the no confidence motion against the Prime Minister, State Minister A.H.M. Fowzie told LankaBusinessOnline.

Minister Fowzie said few SLFP parliamentarians who wanted to vote against the no confidence motion in favor of Prime Minister, will also have to abstain from voting.

The party has agreed to this decision after a meeting held at 9.00 am in the morning.

SLFP Parliamentarians still holding a discussion at the residence of UPFA Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera about the decision taken by the SLFP.

According to sources, Joint Opposition and the JVP will vote with the no confidence motion against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), All Ceylon Makkal Congress led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Mano Ganesan’s Tamil Progressive Alliance has decided to vote against the motion.

The 12-hour long Parliamentary debate on the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe began a short while ago at the Parliament and will end with the vote that will be taken up at 9.30 pm.

(Updated)

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