An SLFP faction to cross over to Joint Opposition resulting in a shake up of National Government
— change in opposition leadership — cabinet reshuffle!
Silva and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and some others would be leaving the present government this evening and thereafter the incumbent Yahapalana government would come to a close. There are reports to say that about 25 Mps of the SLFP. As such, news sources close to the President reveal that all Mps from the national list who cast their vote at the no-confidence against the Prime Minister and occupy seats in the Opposition would according to the constitution of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party would be subjected to being expelled from their positions of members of parliament. As such, with a faction of Mps of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party giving support for the no confidence motion there arises an opportunity for a United National Party government coming into power. United National Party Mp Mr. Nalin Bandara has stated that what exists among Mps of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is not any unity but only a division and that a majority of cabinet ministers would become members of parliament tomorrow.