SLMC to stage coup!

78825_najeeb abdul majeed1By Lakshmi Jayakody

The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) may be dissolved, as its Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Councillors have decided to launch a political coup against the local body’s ruling party.
The EPC members representing the SLMC have pressurized the SLMC leadership to leave the government. Reliable sources, speaking to Ceylon Today, said the upcoming EPC budget was likely to be defeated and it was likely that the EPC would be dissolved. The EPC budget is to be taken up for reading from 1-5 December.
The All Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC) members; M.M.S Amir Ali, Sibli Farook and M. S. Zubair who were part of the UPFA have left the…

.. Alliance and currently function as independent members in the council.
The ruling party in the council has seven members from the SLMC, three from the ACMC (independent), six from the UPFA and 3 bonus members from National Congress while the Opposition consists of 11 members from the TNA.
ACMC member, Mohamed Sibli, who is acting independently from the government, said he would continue to act so during the budget.
The majority of EPC SLMC members had asked that the party support a Presidential candidate who promises to make Kalmunai a separate district while ensuring the safety of all Muslims in the country. The SLMC leadership however has not been able to arrive at a final decision with regard to the matter and internal sources within the party say this has created a split within the party.

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