Ruling party legislator of Sri Lanka threatens to quit the government

Feb 26, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s ruling party, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) threatened to quit the government today after being sidelined from the development work in his constituency.

UPFA Nuwara Eliya District MP P. Digambaram told the media today that he would quit the government if he is continued to be ignored in the development work in the Nuwara Eliya District.

He has observed that his proposals have been turned down in the District Development Committee headed by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

He has added that prominence was being given only to the UPFA ally Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) led by Minister Arumugam Thondaman.

The National Workers’ Union headed by Digambaram contested the 2010 general election from the main opposition United National Party (UNP).

Digambaram was elected to parliament from the Nuwara Eliya District from UNF with the highest number of preferential votes. He later defected to the government over a dispute in the allocation of National List slots.

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