He had said this during a meeting with a group of Joint Opposition MPs today (17).
He had told the President that once they leave the good governance government the Cabinet would weaken.
However the Joint Opposition MPs say that this will not happen until the SLFP General Secretary sends his letter of resignation to the government and leave the consensus government.
However, the group comprising Susil Premajayantha are currently in a dilemma, while the SLFP – MPs and the President has blamed Thilanga Sumathipala for his unsuccessful plan to topple the government.
Thilanga loses his Deputy Speaker post!
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Mirror reliably learns that Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala is in danger of losing his post.
Further, the Joint Opposition MP in this controversy, Mahindananda Aluthgamage is also facing allegations that the former President was involved in this mess, but was not allowed to take advantage of the situation.