Sri Lanka: UPFA Badulla District Parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage yesterday confirmed that the UPFA would be able to secure 122 seats in Parliament.
Addressing the media yesterday at the Prime Minister’s Office, MP Vidanagamage said that several powerful UNP Parliamentarians has already expressed their willingness to support the UPFA to form a government.
Meanwhile, UNP Badulla district MP Vadivel Suresh met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and extended his wishes on his new appointment. It is reported that Badulla district UNP MP Aravind Kumara and Nuwara Eliya District UNP MP Welusami Radhakrishnan has decided to support Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Earlier, three UNP MPs, Wasantha Senanayake, Ven.Athuraliye Rathana Thera and Ananda Aluthgamage extended their support to Premier Rajapaksa.
According to UNP MP Ananda Aluthgamage, who pledged his support to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, more than 20 UNP MPs would join the Government to support the Prime Minister.
He said that Prime Minister Rajapaksa instructed him not to reveal their names for security reasons.
“A few months ago at the time of the No-Confidence Motion against ex-Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, 21 backbenchers of the UNP were ready to vote in favour of the Motion. But the President requested us to give Ranil Wickremesinghe one more chance to build the country,” Aluthgamage added.