No-faith motion: Speaker to rule on Thursday

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed Parliament that he would give a ruling on the no-confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday after consulting the Attorney General.

"It is essential to consult the Attorney General because an objection has been raised on the basis that the matter is subjudice," he said.

The Daily Mirror reliably learns that some government members are of the view that the no- confidence motion is subjudice because the inquiry being carried out under Section nine of the Commission of Inquiry Act was similar to that of a case being tried in Court.

The Speaker informed Parliament about his ruling on this matter when joint opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa requested the Speaker to rule on the no-confidence motion.

MP Udaya Gammanpila said the no-confidence motion had nothing to do with the inquiry into the bond scam.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe joining in the cross talk said the Speaker could give his ruling today or tomorrow. "We can take up the motion soon after the Speaker gives his ruling. This government has ensured parliamentary democracy and therefore there is no issue," he said.

Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake asked why the no-confidence motion was not included in the parliamentary order books. "Speaker could do so despite the objections raised on the motion's legal validity," he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • BUSHEL Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:22 AM

    YET THERE IS NO COURT CASE. SO NO QUESTION OF SUBJUDICE. HOPE AG WILL RULE IT WITHOUT PREJUDICE..

    AIA Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:21 AM

    Don't be surprised if Ravi overcomes this hurdle. The reason being why he is so confident not to step down.

    Joseph Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:42 AM

    This point was highlighted by a prominent lawyer in a talk show during the weekend. He stated that due to JO's eager to divert attention from their cases the no confident motion was brought in a hurry and helped the Gove to drag the case on the points raised by the Speaker.

    Shelly. Wednesday, 09 August 2017 01:17 PM

    No Politico should resign in a hurry. And need not be sacked in a hurry. Should not create bad presIedence. via DM Android App

    Dhammika Thursday, 10 August 2017 06:44 AM

    RAVI K MUST RESIGN OR EXPELLED BOTH FROM THE GOVT. AND U.N.P. OTHERWISE THE U.N.P. IS HEADING FOR A DISSASTOR AT THE NEXT POLLS...


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