Colombo, April 4 (newsin.asia) – Minority parties have pledged their support for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as he faces a crucial no confidence motion in Parliament on Wednesday.
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress headed by Minister Rauff Hakeem, the Tamil Progressive Alliance headed by Minister Mano Ganeshan and the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) headed by Minister Rishard Bathiudeen have all pledged their support for Wickremesinghe stating they did not want to see a change in government.
The main opposition Tamil National Alliance is yet to convey its decision.
If Wickremesinghe loses the no faith motion in Parliament, it will pave way for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headed by President Maithripala Sirisena to form its own government, ousting the UNP. The SLFP has garnered the support of the Joint Opposition, headed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The No confidence motion was presented in Parliament a short while ago by Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena. The JO have expressed confidence in winning the no confidence motion whilst the UNP have also voiced their victory in defeating the crucial motion.
The no faith motion will be debated in Parliament for 11 hours and a vote will be taken at 9.30 pm on Wednesday night.