President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to allow Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members to choose if they want to join the National Government or sit in the opposition.
SLFP member Namal Rajapaksa said that the SLFP Central Committee had informed the party members that they can choose between sitting in the opposition or being part of the National Government with the United National Party (UNP).
“I choose to sit in the opposition as a part of the SLFP representing Hambantota,” he tweeted.
The SLFP and the United National Party had last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in a National Government.
It was later reported that disciplinary action will be taken against any SLFP member who sits with the opposition in Parliament.
However now the President has decided to allow SLFP members who want to sit with the opposition the freedom to do so while others sit with the Government. (Colombo Gazette)