-president and P.M. discuss and decide finally !
(Lanka-e-News - 11.Feb.2018 11.00PM) A final decision was arrived today (11) between president Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister (P.M.) Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue with the consensual government until the year 2020 ; and the UNP group along with the SLFP plus UPFA groups led by Maithripala Sirisena are jointly to form their local councils.
Following the announcement of the final result , the two leaders have had discussions and arrived at this decision. They have also decided to introduce radical changes within the government which include a number of changes in the cabinet , and to eliminate the conspirators among the staff of the president.
It had been discussed , according to the final overall official result following the local government elections , percentage wise the popularity had not declined vis a vis the mandate of the people in 2015-01-08 . Though the Flower bud of Mahinda Rajapakse has polled 44.69 % now , the forces then which were together with the Swan have a percentage of 55.3 %. . Hence the UNP and Maithri groups have decided to form the local councils jointly ..
Of the 340 local councils , the Flower bud has won 239 , the UNP won 42, TNA won 38 in the East and North , and Maithripala’s SLFP and UPFA secured 7.
If the councils are to be formed based on the discussions between Sirisena and Ranil , it is the UNP plus SLFP-UPFA alliance has been able to secure victory in over 100 councils of the total of 340 .
Subsequent to the discussions between the president and the P.M., the president held separate discussions with the UNP parliamentary group , and the SLFP parliamentary group . Those details will be reported separately.
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