Therefore, a total of 184 people’s representatives of the party have joined the Common opposition along with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.
With this move, the UPFA has also lost the majority in the Eastern Provincial Council. The government held the majority in the Eastern PC only with one seat.
When the SLMC announced its decision on Sunday morning, celebrations kicked off in some parts of the Eastern province.
However, it is widely believed that the SLMC’s decision to pledge support to the Common Candidate of the opposition will create a rift in the party. But, no member of the party has so far made any public announcement expressing their displeasure over the decision.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress will support Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena at the upcoming Presidential Election, SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem said at a press conference this morning. MORE..