Kiriella says no agreement on SLFP-UNP divorce

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella says there is no agreement between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) to part ways from the unity Government.

Kiriella told Parliament today that any decision regarding the unity Government cannot be unilateral.

He was responding to questions raised by the joint opposition with regards to statements made by the SLFP that they have withdrawn from the unity Government.

Joint opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena said that the country has been informed by the SLFP that they are no more part of the unity Government.

Kiriella said that the statements to that effect had only been reported in the media and nothing was yet official.

“We are still in the unity Government. There are two parties to the agreement,” he said.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that he has not been officially informed that the unity Government is no more. (Colombo Gazette)