By Maheesha Mudugamuwa
SLFP ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers who voted in favour of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe moved by Joint Opposition (JO) in parliament on Wednesday (04) are ready to resign from all ministerial portfolios if President Maithripala Sirisena takes a decision to that effect.
Addressing a special media briefing held at party headquarters in Colombo, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that the PM Wickremesinghe could not take any decision regarding the removal of ministers, Deputy Minister or State Minister.
The media briefing was attended by Minister Chandima Weerakkody and Dilan Perera.
The President was the leader of the Cabinet and non cabinet Ministers and PM was only a member of the Cabinet and, therefore, he had no power to take any decision regarding the ministerial portfolios, Minister Jayasekara stressed.
The UPFA MPs, representing the SLFP, who voted in favour of the motion, were Susil Premajayantha, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Dilan Perera, John Seneviratne, Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Tharanath Basnayake, Susantha Punchinilame, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, S B Dissanayake, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Chandima Weerakkody, Anuradha Jayaratne, T. B. Ekanayake and Sumedha Jayasena.