UNP submits no-confidence motion against MR

2018-11-02 17:56:13

The UNP today handed over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

UNP MP Lakhsman Kiriella told Daily Mirror that he signed the motion as the Leader of the House before handing it over to the Speaker. He said the motion states that, “In terms of Articles 46(1) and 48 of the Constitution, the Office of Prime Minister becomes vacant only if he dies, resigns, ceases to be a Member of Parliament (by removal or otherwise), or if the Government's Policy statement or the Budget was defeated or if the government loses a no-confidence motion against it”.

He said as such the House had no confidence in the Prime Minister appointed recently. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 31

  • Amara Friday, 2 November 2018 18:08

    Look like PM MR will break PM Wijeyananda Dahanayake's record for shortest serving PM of Sri Lanka.

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    shairaz Friday, 2 November 2018 22:20

    1. 1st president to lose a presidential election.2. 1st president in history, became a MP.3. now hope he will keep this record and make a hat-trick.

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    Hi Friday, 2 November 2018 18:12

    First of all Srilanka doesn’t have a proper constitution, had so many loopholes. Every one is playing and manipulating the constitution according to their wish

    Reply : 19       265

    ajith Friday, 2 November 2018 18:34

    in that case populary directly elected president's wishes right or wrong prevails

    Reply : 102       46

    Scooby Doo Friday, 2 November 2018 18:49

    It should be revised but abive all we the people should elect leaders who respect the law not peanut lovers.

    Reply : 4       163

    Megan Friday, 2 November 2018 19:03

    B... S...

    Reply : 6       32

    Harini Friday, 2 November 2018 21:33

    Scooby Doo - "we the people" are not just those living in Colombo and their kith and kin. There are other people beyond Colombo's dreamy illusory bubble, believe it or not.

    Reply : 10       55

    Jaya jaya Friday, 2 November 2018 18:16

    Great job welldone!

    Reply : 46       175

    Ronnie Friday, 2 November 2018 18:30

    Impeach the president also! He is a joke and a turncoat

    Reply : 29       240

    Jaya Friday, 2 November 2018 18:53

    Idiots ! This is what MR wants. He wants to get defeated as the prime minister from parliament and then get a fresh election. good luck.

    Reply : 23       135

    sorry Friday, 2 November 2018 21:15

    No. Removing the PM won't dissolve the parliament.

    Reply : 19       93

    will Saturday, 3 November 2018 17:55

    If UNP,challenges the issue in supreme courts,it's doubtful the result would supportive as you wish,current trend in the country is highly positive for MR,so in both cases MR be the winner,only thing UNP can do is find the verbal support of west

    Reply : 9       6

    Niv Friday, 2 November 2018 19:02

    At last. UNP finally behaving like men.

    Reply : 24       174

    Unchikun Friday, 2 November 2018 19:04

    Good to keep the illogical cash flowing,

    Reply : 4       73

    mnsmart Friday, 2 November 2018 19:10

    So the UNP has accepted MR as the PM?

    Reply : 62       87

    Hari Mani Friday, 2 November 2018 21:24

    Any other alternative in a corrupt system? Sometimes better to accept the reality and take action..

    Reply : 4       55

    Gayan Friday, 2 November 2018 22:11

    The real fight is now for opposition leadership. TNA and UNP both wants it.

    Reply : 56       21

    Eiffel Saturday, 3 November 2018 21:07

    Comply and complain

    Reply : 0       3

    Sinha Friday, 2 November 2018 19:52

    This shows that UNPers do not have real guidance. If the put forward NC against MR that's means they accepted that he is the current PM.

    Reply : 45       26

    Kamal Ananda Friday, 2 November 2018 20:44

    So the UNP colombans submitted a no confidence motion against the leader who has MOST confidence among Sri Lankans today. No wonder UNPers are eternal loosers.

    Reply : 86       41

    TONY Friday, 2 November 2018 21:44


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    Kurt Nielsen--Dharmaratne Friday, 2 November 2018 22:03

    Immature behaviour where both sides seem for years to have been caring more about personal prestige

    Reply : 2       43

    Upali Friday, 2 November 2018 22:18

    Of course new constitution has loopholes I believe or translation to English is not correct or lawmakers are not educated enough to understand the contents In future At least President, Prime minister and Speaker Must be fluent in 2 languages.

    Reply : 2       47

    Boys from Collierswood Friday, 2 November 2018 22:19

    We want Rajapakses family together Maithiri family to run down the country. Maithir is the uneducated idiot to appoint his rival and corrupted man to become the PM. MR would have killed MS had he won the election in 2015. MS needs his brain to be checked up.

    Reply : 19       102

    will Saturday, 3 November 2018 18:03

    We are moving very fast towards to have parlimentary election,chances are high for MR to be the elected PM,in the other hand quite number of corrpt fellows will loose their representation and first timers will not get their unworthy pin padiya

    Reply : 5       3

    Mihilal Fernando Saturday, 3 November 2018 18:04

    Maithree has done the Greatest betrayal in Sri Lankan Political history. MR will be there only for 2 weeks.Sri Lanka is fortunate to get rid of MR in a short time to avoid his mischievous and undemocratic acts MAITHREE PALANAYAK AND YAHAPANAYAK has become a standing joke.Who will approve the illegal and undemocratic acts of MR ?

    Reply : 1       11

    Valan Saturday, 3 November 2018 19:31

    UNP is going to get a white VAN!

    Reply : 1       5

    seqi Sunday, 4 November 2018 15:38

    With GL Pieris at his side in a recent brief interview.....his squeeky voice and guilty look was a give away. Not the confident man we used to know as President Mahindha Rajapakshas....... definitely a scam is in play.....and as with the recent Saudi Princes murder of journalist Khashoggi....for all the world to see. Shame, shame go away..come another day...all now are shameless, hypocritical heathens.

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    nimal Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:10


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    Dinu Wednesday, 7 November 2018 13:25

    FromMy point of view , Main reason for this turmoil is, postponding election , there would not have such chaotic situation in the country if former governors did election well T

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    Samson Wednesday, 7 November 2018 13:40

    It is important that we first get rid of the uneducated man, then RW and let the house decide on the immediate future.

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