SLMC officially crosses over to government

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 November 2010, 12:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) officially crossed over to the government side during parliamentary sessions when it met Monday. Rauff Hakim, leader of the SLMC crossed over with his seven fellow parliamentarians. Hakim was sworn in as Minister of Justice and SLMC Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood as the Deputy Minister of Co-operative and Internal Trade Monday morning. All SLMC parliamentarians were seen seated with the government parliamentarians when President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented his 2011 Budget in the capacity of Finance Minister.

In the last general election the SLMC contested with the main opposition United National Party (UNP) led opposition alliance United National Front and won 8 seats. Hakim was elected from the Kandy district in the Central Province and Basheer Segu Dawood was elected from Batticaloa district in the Eastern Province.

The party has been offered one ministerial and a deputy ministerial portfolio in the new cabinet following the SLMC decision to extend its support to the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government.

The SLMC voted for the 18th amendment to the Constitution supporting the government.

 

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