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Some United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs today urged Speaker to allow the No-Confidence Motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake to be debated on Wednesday (3) without allowing it to lose its value and significance.

UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane said the debate was important because the minister is continuing to act in a manner which was detrimental to the country’s economy.

“We will also urge the Opposition Leader to make provisions to debate the motion when parliament meets tomorrow. The no-confidence motion should be taken up even before matters relating to the Constitutional Council or the 20th Amendment are taken up in parliament,” he told a news conference.

Commenting on Central Bank’s sale of 10-year International Sovereign Bonds at a yield of 6.125 per cent to raise US$650 million, Mr. Gunawardena said the 6.125 was excessively high and the highest since the end of the war.

“Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the then finance minister sold CB bonds to raise USD$1,500 at a yield of 5.125 per cent last year. Mr. Karunanayake at the time charged that Mr. Rajapaksa had received a commission of 2 per cent. If that is so then it appears that the current finance minister has received a commission of 3 per cent,” Mr. Gunawardane said.

He said the investments under the new government had decreased, inflation had sky-rocketed and interest rates increased. “These are the results of economic mismanagement. This is why we need to debate the no-confidence motion against finance minister without further delay,” Mr. Gunawardena said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • vithu Monday, 01 June 2015 06:19 PM

    mr bandula god sake pkease keep quiet and workout something dat u will get a seat in next election. u dont have any rights to talk about economy. da way u ruinned da education system in srilanka. via DM Android App

    John Monday, 01 June 2015 06:34 PM

    ...every gimmick and delaying tactics before you lose your seat and illgotten benefits....!

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Tuesday, 02 June 2015 01:54 PM

    The opposition supported the amendments as they needed there members to have a fair election compared to the previous one. They obtained perks received by ministers despite not contributing. Now a attempt is being made to force an unfair electoral system and rig the election when they are ruling.. The president is in a bind. He will lose support to nominate people with clean records. What ever his decision he will lose. He does not want SLFP divided. The only option is for to him is to go for a immediate election. A caretaker government by a neutral member like Champika Ranawaka seems the only solution that both parties can accept.We cannot accept a electoral system that is grossly unfair.

    chamith Monday, 01 June 2015 07:28 PM

    what happened mr bandula suddenly..where was he all these years...why he suddenly became active ..for what purpose...

    Hora-King Monday, 01 June 2015 07:31 PM

    We thank you if you do this early, Other wise there is no limit for grabbing our money

    Buddhika Lokubandara Monday, 01 June 2015 08:28 PM

    All these jokers in the "Opposition" are bringing No Confidence motion against all those who have been appointed by their leader Mr. Maithripala Sirisena. For over a decade these clowns had made the prestigious parliament in to a circus.

    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:11 AM

    Very vital questions for this party educated idiot.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:12 AM

    For sure this nutty is trying to cover the subject of debate with Harsha...that is why this drama.

    Hubert Monday, 01 June 2015 09:03 PM

    priorities of this government and the priorities of the rogues are not the same first 20 A then dissolve parliament and flush these wretched force trying to buckle the progress with the parliamentary majority

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:15 AM

    Bandula is ideal to sell beetle in the bus stand.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 02 June 2015 03:48 PM

    First of all he should accept the challenge for a debate by Dr.Harsha de Silva without trying to fool the people.

    Hoodwinked Tuesday, 02 June 2015 04:39 PM

    He always tries to portray himself as an intellectual pundit. But in reality he is nothing but a bag filled with empty gas.Ravi and Harsha will be wasting their time and breath by taking him on.

    fayaz Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:07 AM

    this man is an incompetent fool who was making a mess even with the grade 5 scholarship exams

    Sam Monday, 01 June 2015 03:49 PM

    Please get him kicked out of post. He is the main man who rallied all the foreign diplomats to work against mother lanka. He was at those embassies most of the time. Real nuisance to the economy who is solely responsible for the Sathosa bankruptcy within couple of years. Now he is doing the same to the economy. The impact is much more larger and long lasting. Hope the no confidence motion helps to out this on hold..

    GasGembagay katta Monday, 01 June 2015 03:56 PM

    his pciture seems like he is going to ball on some one on the ground finally. At least let him do and enjoy after all stealing everything

    Nims Tuesday, 02 June 2015 02:22 AM

    People got rid of MR and the gang because of corruptions. The country does not want the present regime to follow that. It is good someone exposing corruptions. I am NOT a fan of MR, RW or MS.

    lllee Monday, 01 June 2015 05:06 PM

    Will you be re-elected to Parliament...!??? Work on it instead of wasting your time... Are you at least ready for debate with Dr.Harsha...???

    ShootingStar Monday, 01 June 2015 05:11 PM

    This man kept his mouth shut during the last 10 years when Sri Lanka was ripped off by Rajapaksa and family Now he has turned a detective. It is because he wants to have MR as the Prime Minister or for his political and economic survival. This man is a fellow who was trying to justify foul language use in Parliament. Just a thought!


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