TNA to support UNF-led govt; 14 MPs write to President


The Members of Parliament of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have written to President Maithripala Sirisena informing him that they will support the restoration of a Government headed by the United National Front (UNF) as had existed prior to 26th October.

The letter signed by the 14 MPs of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (TNA), the TNA’s political party, also states that they will support the appointment of a nominee of the UNF who in the opinion of the President is able to command the confidence of Parliament as Prime Minister.

The MPs say that the Member of Parliament appointed as Prime Minister on the 26th of October has not been able to prove that he commands the confidence of Parliament though one month has lapsed since the said appointment and though Parliament has met several times during this period.

On the other hand, it said that Motions of No Confidence against the said Member as Prime Minister have been passed in Parliament on 14th and 16th November.

The letter said that the voice votes taken in Parliament have been confirmed by 122 Members signing and transmitting statements to that effect to both President and the Speaker.