Posted on 12.19.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
President Maithripala has said Sarath Fonseka and SLFP MPs who crossed over to UNP will not be given cabinet posts. This was mentioned at the SLFP central committee meeting, report says.
Meanwhile it was also mentioned that disciplinary actions will be taken against MPs who crossed over from SLFP.
There has been a proposal to cease the SLFP membership of all MPs who crossed over and the decision to be taken at the next committee meeting.
Even though president has the right to oppose, he has no power to stop appointing a nominated minister.
Therefore it is clear that another deep power struggle between cabinet ministers led by the prime minister and the President is imminent.