Dec 05 (TNL) United National Party Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne says the United National Front will resort to legal measures to prove the President is acting above and beyond his authority.
Party leaders today agreed to discuss the present political situation in parliament as an adjournment debate, instead of the proposed motion for the day.
Speaking to media following the party leaders meeting, UNP MP Senarathne said the UNF will resort to the necessary legal measures, to prove the President does not have the authority to insist on who can or cannot be the Prime Minister.
The Parliamentarian stressed the Constitution does not allow the President to appoint a Prime Minister, adding he clearly made mention of the matter to the President himself.
MP Senaratne claimed the President informed a group of Parliamentarians that he will resign from his post and address the nation at the special UPFA conference held yesterday.
The Parliamentarian stressed the country does not have the necessary funds to function from the 1st of January 2019 onwards, if a budget is not passed prior to the 31st of December 2018.
MP Senarathne stressed in order to pass a budget in Parliament a faction must hold a majority in Parliament.
He also lamented the UNF’s decision to elect Maithripala Sirisena as the President.
Meanwhile also adressing media following the meeting, MP Mano Ganesan said during Monday’s meeting held between leaders of the United National Front and the President, the President had claimed that if he is pushed into a corner, he will make a State of the Nation Address, resign the from Presidency and return to his farms in Polonnaruwa.