Samagi Jana Balawegaya Colombo District Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka says he will function as an independent MP in Parliament from today by leaving the SJB-led alliance.
Speaking in Parliament, MP Ranawaka said he informed in writing of his intentions to the SJB.
He said during the current climate, both the government and the opposition have a bigger role to play.
Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said he cannot remain part of the SJB-led alliance and discharge his duties to the general public.
MP Champika Ranawaka said however he will not take up any ministerial portfolios in the current government.
The Parliamentarian added that he is of the view that an all-party interim government should be formed to steer the country forward.