42 Sri Lankan lawmakers go independent ; Govt majority in limbo

42 Sri Lankan lawmakers go independent ; Govt majority in limbo

42 Sri Lankan lawmakers go independent ; Govt majority in limbo

Written by Staff Writer

05 Apr, 2022 | 7:24 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); 42 lawmakers in Sri Lanka who supported the government, on Tuesday (5) decided to become independent MPs.

SLPP MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa told Parliament that not a single government minister has NOT resigned legally.

These MPs are:

Anura Priyadarshana Yapa
John Seneviratne
Susil Premajayantha
Chandima Weerakkody
Nalin Fernando
Nimal Lanza
Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle
Piyankara Jayaratne
Jayaratne Herath

At the same time, Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa also announced MPs who were part of the government from 10 parties will leave the government and remain independent.

These MPs are:

Wimal Weerawansa
Udaya Prabath Gammanpila
Vasudeva Nanayakkara
Professor Tissa Vitharana
Tiran Alles
Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero
Gevindu Kumaratunga
Weerasumana Weerasinghe
Asank Nawaratne
Mohamed Muzammil
Nimal Piyatissa
Gamini Waleboda
A. L. M. Athaullah
Jayantha Samaraweera

At the same time, S. M. M. Muszhaaraff from the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) decided to become independent.

Furthermore, 14 MPs from the Sri Lanka Party, one of the oldest political parties in Sri Lanka that supported the SLPP, also decided to remain independent.

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