The President had summoned the SLFP –MPs yesterday and notified them to prove that they have parliamentary majority within the next three days.
Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena who was appointed by the President told media that, “The President insisted that he would not carry on with a government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe under any circumstance. He asked us to show our majority and continue with our work,” he said.
The President had said this when he met the SLFP members after the no confidence motion.
The United National Front (UNF) is to ask Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to prove his majority in Parliament when the House meets Monday Noc 19 afternoon.
UNF leaders are expected to ask President Maithripala Sirisena who appointed Mr. Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, to ask him to move a Resolution in the House, setting aside the proceedings that took place in Parliament this week, i.e. on November 14, 15 and 16 where Votes of No Confidence on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government were moved by the UNP, TNA and JVP and voted upon.
According to the Speaker, the No Confidence motions were carried by a voice vote as there was no request for any other form of voting according to Standing Orders of Parliament.