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Treasury bond scams:
JO asks Maithri to quit govt., appoint new PM



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Alleging that the ruling UNP had been grossly implicated in the alleged Treasury bond scams involving the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Perpetual Treasuries Pvt. Limited, the Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday urged President Maithripala Sirisena to quit the unity government without further delay.

President Sirisena committed a section of the SLFP to the UNP-led government after the latter’s failure to secure a simple majority at 2015 Aug parliamentary polls. President Sirisena’s move caused a split in the SLFP with the majority of 95 members elected on the UPFA ticket throwing their weight behind former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage made a public appeal on behalf of the JO at a hastily arranged media briefing at a Punchi Borella temple, in the wake of startling CID exposure of some UNP MPs of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) having clandestine contacts with Arjuna Aloysius of PTL.

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