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* Sri Lanka Muslim parties SLMC and ACMC reject UPFA claims of their support to new government
Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 10:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) led by MP Rauf Hakeem and the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by MP Rishad Bathiudeen have rejected claims that the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government will have their support.

Releasing a statement the SLMC said the statement made by Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigamage yesterday in this regard was entirely false.

MPs Bathiudeen and Hakeem are set to join the government in the future, Muthuhettigamage said addressing media in Galle yesterday

However, at the meeting of the SLMC held yesterday (06), it has been decided to show their support to former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

SLMC Leader speaking during a discussion in Batticaloa yesterday said no decisions have been reached to support Mahinda Rajapaksa.

"I wish to deny reports claiming that my party and myself have extended support to the newly sworn in PM. We continue to hold this appointment as inconsistent with parliamentary democratic principles until his majority is proven in," Hakeem said in a Twitter post.

Meanwhile ACMC leader, MP Bathiudeen representing said the decision to support democracy has not changed under any circumstance.

The former Minister of Industry and Commerce in the unity government said he and several other party leaders were invited to a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena recently but he did not pledge any support or enter any agreements with the UPFA government.


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