Dullas-led SLPP group to support National programme | Sri Lanka News


The SLPP group of MPs led by Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma yesterday announced that they have decided to support a national programme agreed upon by all political parties for a temporary period.  

Member of the group,  Professor. G. L. Peiris said that his group will only support a national programme agreed upon by all political parties. This programme should have a time frame,” the MP said.   

“We have told President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardene that we will support anything done by the government for the betterment of the people. We told them there should be a programme which is agreeable to all political parties,” he said.  

“We have also informed the President and the Prime Minister that any cabinet that is formed by a multi-party government should be a small one while there should not be any State Ministers or any other type of Ministers. We also told them that there should not be a national government which enables an unlimited number of Ministers,” he added.  

“We have decided not to accept any post in the Executive branch of the government and will not accept any ministerial portfolio. However, we will participate in committees including Committee on Public Accounts (COPA), Committee on Public Enterprises and other committees,” he also said. (Yohan Perera)

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