Nov 26, 2017

Eran denies plan to form govt. with TNA

State minister Eran Wickramaratne refutes certain media reports that the UNP is planning to form a new government together with the TNA in the event the SLFP allies with the joint opposition to contest elections for local government institutions.

He says there is no basis for those reports, and that the TNA itself will decide for which matters it will extend support.

However, UNP backbenchers say discussions are underway with the TNA and the JVP to secure a simple majority to form a new government.

Those parties are ready to support the government while remaining in the opposition and without accepting ministerial positions, they say.