As a result, the attempt to show a parliamentary majority for the move is at a standstill.
According to MP Wimal Weerawansa’s lankacnews website, Sarath Amunugama, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Duminda Dissanayake, Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza and A.H.M. Fowzie are among those who have not signed the affidavit.
Meanwhile, A UNP MP told Sri Lanka Mirror that a main reason was that president Maithripala Sirisena has changed his mind.
President seems to be under pressure. However, he will
support govt.’s continuation – Thushara Indunil
President Sirisena is shocked by his supporters now backing Mahinda Rajapaksa following the SLPP’s victory at the local government polls.
UNP MP Thushara Indunil said the president seemed to be under pressure, and that he was now with prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Speaking to the media after a meeting of party MPs at Temple Trees yesterday (17), Indunil said they would not allow a removal of Wickremesinghe, adding that they also trusted the president, whom they were instrumental in electing to office.