Nimal Siripala in hot seat

Nimal Siripala de Silva

With SLFP joining with the UNP to form a national government, a fresh struggle is looming in Parliament for the post of the Opposition Leader.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake who is representing the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) in Parliament said he is planning to inquire from the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa about his stance on the matter when Parliament meets today.

Meanwhile, constituent parties of the UPFA which is led by the SLFP are also up in arms against Nimal Siripala continuing to hold the position.

Leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa and Leader of the New Democratic Front Vasudewa Nanayakkara demanded that de Silva should step down paving the way for the Leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Dinesh Gunawardena to be appointed to the post.

(Ceylon Today)