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RW: No Idea About MPs Going Independent

Sep 13, 2010 5:13:25 AM - thesundayleader.lk

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today (13) said that despite media reports that 25 UNP MPs were planning on sitting independently in parliament, no one had conveyed such a decision to either him, the Speaker or the Chief Opposition Whip.

Wickremesinghe issuing a statement said that the respective MPs, whose names have been mention in the media as those planning to sit independently, have denied such a move.
He has added that members whose names have been mentioned have denied any such intention and that if any such communication is made, the matter will be taken up at the Working Committee.

Following is the statement issued by Wickremesinghe:

“Statement Issued by Ranil Wickremesinge

Leader, United National Party

“The Media has carried several reports that there are 25 UNP Members of Parliament will be sitting as Independent Members. No one has conveyed any such intentions either to me, the Speaker or the Chief Opposition Whip. Many Members whose names have been mentioned have denied any such intention. If any such communication is made, the matter will be taken up at the Working Committee. I will be meeting the UNP Members of Parliament in the coming days.

13 September 2010”