TNA MP, Viyalendran changed side and has been sworn in as the State Minister for Eastern Development.
The TNA MP, Viyalendran had returned from a trip abroad in the early hours of yesterday, had skipped the All party meeting held in the Parliament, and the Meeting of the TNA MPs held at the Parliamentary complex, had proceeded in the evening to meet Mahindha and following negotiation had been sworn in as the State Minister of Eastern Development.
It is widely speculated that, there is a likelihood of one or TNA MPs changing side.
It is notable that the UNP MP, Palitha Ranga Bandara had said that, up to US$ 2.8 Million ( SL Rs. 480 Million) had been offered as bribe to change over Mahindha’s side and that he will complain about this to the Speaker.