Thirteen members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) reformist group have decided to sit with the opposition in parliament.

In a special statement to the House today (31), SLPP chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris made the announcement.

Those who will be sitting in the opposition are Prof. G.L. Peiris, Dullas Alahapperuma, Dilan Perera, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Prof. Charitha Herath, Prof. Channa Jayasumana, K.P.S. Kumarasiri, Gunapala Ratnasekara, Udayana Kirindigoda, Wasantha Yapa Bandara, Dr. Upul Galappatti, Dr. Thilak Rajapakse and Lalith Ellawala.

However, four members in the SLPP’s reformist group – Sugath Manjula, Udaya Kantha Gunatilake, Karunasena Kodithuwakku and Akila Ellawala will continue to remain in the government.