The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has expelled its
three dissident MPs who had accepted ministerial portfolios in
the Alliance government. The SLMC High Command, which met on
Thursday (23) night, decided to expel the MPs, Rishard Baidudeen
(Wanni), Najeeb A. Majeed (Trincomalee), and M.S.S. Ameer Ali (Batticaloa),
from the party, party sources said yesterday.
General Secretary of the Party, M. T. Hassen Ali
said that the expulsion came into effect from Thursday night and
added that he had informed the General Secretary of the United
National Front, N. K. K. Weragoda to remove them from their
Membership in Parliament.
However, Batticaloa District Development and
Rehabilitation Minister Amir Ali said that he and the other two
MPs will challenge SLMC High Command’s decision to expel them
from the party in the courts.
He said that decision to expel them from the
party was an example of the dictatorial role played its leader
Trincomalee District Development and
Rehabilitation Minister Najeeb A. Majeed said that SLMC’s
decision has no effect on him since he is not a SLMC member.