In a farcical turn of events, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party decided to abstain from voting at the no-confidence debate against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The decision was made during a meeting held at the President's official residence, a short while ago.
The party yesterday officially requested Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to step down from his position before the debate on the no-confidence motion.
If not, the party said, it would vote against the Prime Minister at the vote.
The UNP, in response, flatly refused the SLFP's request and asserted that it would confidently defeat the no-confidence motion.
Today, in a sudden turn of events, the party made a decision to Abstain from voting, contradicting its own position which was conveyed to the Prime Minister yesterday.
This came in the wake of the Prime Minister gaining a commanding position securing the support of all key minority parties.
Sources : asianmirror
SLFP MPs Representing Opposition Fa
The SLFP MP group which sat in the opposition after voting agains
"There Can Be Various Differences O
National Freedom Front member and UPFA Parliamentarian Padma Uday
UNP To Get New Office Bearers: CEO
Several new positions will be introduced to the United National P
External factors creating rifts wit
Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that certain groups operating e
Athuraliya Rathana Thera Says Presi
Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thera said President Maithripa
Sri Lanka Lifts Ban On Glyphosate F
The Sri Lankan government has decided to lift the ban on glyphosa