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* Sri Lanka President orders to ask the MPs who did not vote for crucial act to show cause
Wed, May 7, 2014, 11:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 07, Colombo: Maithripala Sirisena, general secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), main constituent of Sri Lanka ruling alliance is reportedly taking action to order some SLFP MPs to show cause for not voting for the Strategic Development Project Act which was recently passed in the parliament.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the SLFP general secretary to take this action.

Around 50 MPs of the ruling alliance did not vote for the act while coalition partner Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) members, Minister Champika Ranawaka and MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero voted against the bill.

Minister Wimal Weerawansa who represents the National Freedom Front abstained from voting and openly criticized the government for attempting to open big casinos.

The three MPs were not present in the government parliamentary group meeting held on May 05.

MP Namal Rajapaksa, the son of the President was engaged in a tour in South Korea with a group of youth parliamentarians when the voting took place in the parliament.

Several newspapers reported that dissent is brewing among constituent parties in the ruling coalition and leaders of several coalition partners are likely to shift allegiance in a future election.

A media report said that several leaders of the government coalition parties are discussing with the major opposition United National Party (UNP) over the political situation of the country.

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