SLFP Ministers who backed motion on PM seek removal from posts

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers who voted in support of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, have written to President Maithripala Sirisena requesting that they be removed from their Ministerial posts.

Several key Ministers of the SLFP, including Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera and Ministers S.B. Dissanayake and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa,  voted for the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The motion was defeated and the SLFP Ministers had said they were prepared to resign if they are asked to do so by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)