Speaker to rule on national Govt. tomorrow

20 February 2018 09:10 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today he would inform Parliament whether the national government was still in existence and give a ruling on the validity of the Cabinet tomorrow.

He said this when the Opposition asked him about the composition of the Cabinet. "I and the Leader of the House will look into the matter and inform the House," he said.

Chief Opposition whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake who raised this matter initially said the number of ministers was increased from 30 to 40 while deputy ministers and state ministers had been increased from 40 to 45 with the approval of the House in 2015. However, he said the national government was formed for a period of two years and that period had lapsed.

"We ask questions from the ministers but we do not know whether they are ministers under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. In such a scenario how can we accept them as ministers," Mr. Dissanayake said.

Joint opposition MP Dallas Allhaperuma said the leaders of both UNP and SLFP should inform the Speaker in writing if they were continuing with the national government and asked whether Speaker had been notified by the two parties.

The Speaker said he had not been notified about the status quo yet. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Vajira Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:23 PM

    He (Speaker) will say I ll ask from PM then he (PM) will say I ll ask from Mr President. President will say I ll ask from C J. C J will say I cant say anything. LOL via DM Android App

    Royce Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:00 PM

    THIS GOV NEEDS TO CHANGE!

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:26 AM

    Who ever govern there wont be a difference . But certainly this p.m. should change for the betterment of the country .

    KJ Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:49 AM

    Changing govt never worked well in SL.. good example is change in 2015.. we must change the "governance" model in SL to make it better for all.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:14 AM

    Nothing will happen . This REGIME will be there untill 2020. Public has to suffer like nothing .

    KAKULU Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:04 AM

    If you need to more suffer better than present you should have JO....

    TKS Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:28 AM

    Thank You, Sir. But, UNP urgently needs reform.

    MH Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:01 AM

    What does a Minster Do?As a Member of Cabinet, a Minister forms part of the policy and decision-making process that is central to government action.How can you form a cabinet with any of them not passing their O'levels? Definitely, need a change, get the educated to come into work for the betterment of the country and not drive the country to the ground

    High Fidelity Speaker Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:07 AM

    Come on Mr. Speaker. We all know what you will say. You are the most spineless speaker this country had ever had and you are just doing what the Hon. PM wants you to do.


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