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The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with 110 signatures of opposition members including ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers was to be handed over to the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa last afternoon despite attempts by the government to thwart it, UNP Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara said.

The Galle District Parliamentarian currently aligned with the SLFP representing a group of lawmakers of the SLFP urged President Maithripala Sirisena to form a UPFA government under the premiership of opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva to complete the remaining work uncompleted in the 100-day programme before the dissolution of Parliament.

"We have collected 110 signatures for the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and we hope to hand it over to Speaker Rajapaksa on his return from Tangalle where he is attending a few official functions this afternoon or tomorrow morning," he told a media briefing at the office of the Leader of the Opposition yesterday.

Mr. Nanayakkara said the government was trying hard to prevent the no confidence motion from being passed against Prime Minister Mr. Wickremesinghe or Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. That was why the party leaders failed to agree on dates and time on the debate against Mr. Karunanayake. There are three no confidence motions in the order paper including one against Minister John Amaratunga.

"What we want is to debate the no confidence motion against Mr. Karunanayake which is already in the order paper or to take up the debate on the no confidence motion against Mr. Wickremesinghe which we expect to hand over today to Speaker Rajapaksa as early as possible and topple this government. If the President thinks that the move will scuttle his attempts to pass the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, he can form a UPFA government under opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva to fulfill the pledges given under the 100 day programme that includes electoral reforms. The UPFA will support fully to pass electoral reforms in Parliament," he stressed.

"We want early elections to form a UPFA government. But we are ready to support President Siriena to pass the 20A before the polls if he desires so," he added.

He said the opposition was confident that it could garner a minimum 120 votes in Parliament in support of the no confidence motion against Mr. Wickremesinghe and thereby topple the government.

The Rajapaksa regime was rejected by voters as there were mistakes and misdeeds under that regime. But the UPFA government to be formed under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be a reformed one sans corruption, mismanagement, thuggery and misrule, Mr. Nananayakkara stressed.

Ratnapura District UPFA Parliamentarian, Janaka Wakkumbura said political victimization of state and private sector employees had taken place in an unprecedented level and more than 100,000 employees have been fired on political grounds in the private sector alone since this government came to power.

"The development projects launched by the Rajapaksa regime round the country have ground to a halt and as a result the development is in a standstill. Rubber and tea small holders are in dire strait as they do not get even the production coast of their produces. Employees in the public sector have been fired, demoted or transferred on political ground," Mr. Wakkumbura charged.

Former Lake House Chairman Bandula Padmakumara said journalists in large numbers have lost jobs under this government and he himself lost the job on political victimization.

They said those who were subjected to political victimization under the government could complain to : the Coordinator, 'No Tears Please', D 15, MPs Housing Scheme, Madiwela to obtain relief under a future UPFA government. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
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  • Bala Friday, 05 June 2015 09:23 AM

    He admits : would be a reformed one sans corruption, mismanagement, thuggery and misrule. So how do we know it will not be the same pudding again if you get in. Also Bandula Padmakumara was a political lackey berating the opposition taking state pay.

    pradeep Friday, 05 June 2015 09:30 AM

    This shameless man came to parliaments from UNP votes and he is sure he will not be elected again

    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 05 June 2015 02:46 PM

    Please remember, we have 110,000 votes against you and 62 lack votes against Mahinda .

    Bala Friday, 05 June 2015 09:38 AM

    What gumption to give all these false figures and draw totally wrong conclusions. Do they think Sri L is full of fools.

    Katie Friday, 05 June 2015 09:40 AM

    Bandula Padmakumara - nobody asked you to leave Lake House you left on your own accord. Please refresh your memory. In any case what qualification do you have to have held the post of Chairman Lake House - the only qualification is that you were the editor of a small magazine

    riyaz Friday, 05 June 2015 02:47 PM

    so many rouges need protraction

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Friday, 05 June 2015 09:43 AM

    SLFP MPs worked for Mahinda on presidential falls. Mahinda was rejected by people. SLFP Leadership was given to Mithire by defeated leader to safeguard himself. But it is not happened. Now those Mahida people try to make problem.

    t-logi Friday, 05 June 2015 02:55 PM

    Very soon we can find out whether he knows how to count upto 110!

    upali Friday, 05 June 2015 10:07 AM

    This guy become a MP with the help of RW under UNP.He sold it toMR and crossed to UPFA. now he talks about no confidence about RW. These are the people produced by Sirasa. What a buddhist?

    susantha Friday, 05 June 2015 10:10 AM

    POL HORU WANTS TO FORM A HYPOTHETICAL GOVT, THINKING ALL THE hORAS WILL GET CAUGHT STEADt UNP,SLFP,MUSLIM AND TAMIL PARTIES THEY CANT ROCK THE BOAT NOW GOOD RIDDANCE UPFA

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 05 June 2015 10:13 AM

    Hay batta, fly a kite man. Only a waste of a paper.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 05 June 2015 10:16 AM

    Did MR offer you a million to release this statement. Easy money playing hell netha putha.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 05 June 2015 10:18 AM

    You are just a mushroom born for yesterdays rain.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 05 June 2015 10:20 AM

    You guys bring 200 signatures, nothing will happen, do you all have a back-bone?

    upali Friday, 05 June 2015 10:34 AM

    Signatures of 110 members proves the defeat of the govt.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 05 June 2015 11:08 AM

    .....and make the biggest rogue the PM and continue with their nefariois activities.

    malij Friday, 05 June 2015 11:16 AM

    Opportunists among Murderers, Drug Barons, Rapists, Thieves, and Thugs who are running scared, want to block the investigations against them.are behind this.

    Damien Friday, 05 June 2015 11:26 AM

    well done

    Mason Friday, 05 June 2015 11:35 AM

    The UPFA is jittery to contest elections without state resources backing them. Hence the spate of No Confidence motions to topple the government and have their own. Add to this the desire of the President to resurrect the SLFP.The situation is leading to much turmoil. It is advisable to dissolve parliament immediately and go for elections, instead of prolonging this undesirable state of affairs.

    malij Friday, 05 June 2015 11:37 AM

    People know who Manusha Nanayakkara is. The Judas who sold the voters who send him to the parliament, for fist full of silver. Birds of a feather, flock together.Can you expect anything better from people of his caliber?

    Waco Friday, 05 June 2015 11:41 AM

    Who has faith on him. He is confidence trickster.

    Maya Friday, 05 June 2015 04:44 PM

    Another attempt of MR and dance to his tune. People have decided MS to Prez and RW to be PM as per the manifesto. Instead they should suppot 20a and they go back to people to decide.

    Sharaz Friday, 05 June 2015 12:28 PM

    Go and fly a kite via DM Android App

    mohamed Friday, 05 June 2015 12:23 PM

    when mahinda and his family doing all the wrong things andwast the money for them self then these MP say yes sir correct sir some says apee hamaduruwo now the country running the right way now they say no faith motion what a jokers they are

    Peace lover from Sweeden Friday, 05 June 2015 12:31 PM

    These 110 or the more are the Power Hungers to Steal the public Wealthy and mismanage Govt Institutions, Import Etanol, Smuggle Gold and Public Money to Overseas , import and Export of Drugs , several Rapers , several Killers , distribute Govt Assets, lands to their families and henchmens, Creat Communal violence, organisers, you name them the rest.Are the Sri Lankans going to send these power mongers to the next parliment, and be losers for the next 10 years

    Yan Friday, 05 June 2015 12:39 PM

    Useless donkeys....

    Punchi Friday, 05 June 2015 12:41 PM

    PM appointed by president as mandated in the constitution. Also people mandated this appointment as specified in the manifesto.

    dean Friday, 05 June 2015 05:46 PM

    this is what you get when you elect unqualified people to serve the public .what a collosol amount of wast of public time and money.a disgrace for sri lanka.rest in peace sri lanka.

    TONY Saturday, 06 June 2015 01:41 PM

    STILL NOT ENOUGH TO GET IT PASSED BY A SIMPLE MEJORITY

    Sambo Friday, 05 June 2015 08:16 AM

    110 scared ministers who fear their rotten deeds will come out.

    Sarojini Rajapakse Friday, 05 June 2015 01:40 PM

    A very stupid move. 110 rouges for sure.

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 05 June 2015 08:28 AM

    The move to a no confidence motion is unnecessary as the Appointment of the Prime Minister Wickramasingha from the minority party of the opposition is ultra vires of the Constitution and above the Law. The remedy would be to file a petition to the Supreme Court to challenge the new government as illegal and unconstituional.

    appuhamy Friday, 05 June 2015 08:47 AM

    110 rogues wanting to form the next government? ????

    Raalahamy Friday, 05 June 2015 08:48 AM

    Who are these 110 signatories?

    hiran Friday, 05 June 2015 09:01 AM

    MP who signed think they can offer solution ongoing issues they are sadly mistaken. This country cannot move forward if these kind bunch of A..h...

    yohan Friday, 05 June 2015 09:11 AM

    let MY3 appoint RW again as PM after the motion. via DM Android App

    wijebahu Friday, 05 June 2015 09:08 AM

    OM was appointed by President and he is above the law when PM was appointed. only after 19th amendment he is gone little below the Law.

    Mailman Friday, 05 June 2015 09:20 AM

    110 thieves who know that without a buddy they will not be ligible to contest the lections. via DM Android App

    dp Friday, 05 June 2015 09:20 AM

    Since opposition appeared as an enemy to the president before the election and screamed at the president Mitripala Sirisena. Now you all try to play a different ball game, that is not going to work, removal of the priminister, remember president came to power with priminister from the peoples power so that cant be change, bring a bunch of signatures, which has no gravity, only people can change the priminister.


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