Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a futile exercise because President Maitripala Sirisena would dissolve Parliament within the next few days.
Commenting on the motion, the Minister told Daily Mirror the new government was formed after the Presidential Election to execute the 100-day programme and therefore, the United National Party (UNP), the main constituent in the ruling coalition was not in favour of the present parliament continuing in office.
He said in this context, the opposition's no-confidence motion was of no use.
"We are for the dissolution of parliament. Even the Speaker has also endorsed our view in this regard," Mr. Rajapakshe said.
He said the opposition was even unable to secure the support of a majority MPs to sign this motion.
"They were able to collect only 112 signatures. They have handed over the motion. But, it is for the government to decide whether it should be taken up for debate," he said. (KB)
Comments - 17
JuntaPM Saturday, 06 June 2015 09:27 AM
Can you do it if impeachment against HE hand over ?
Ranjith De Saram Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:21 AM
Rohana Saturday, 06 June 2015 11:29 AM
agreed 100%.next election elephant symbol will be thrown off till then you will dance.
Mason Saturday, 06 June 2015 11:30 AM
The opposition has become a laughing stock shoving impediments at every move the president and governing party make for no rhyme or reason. Let the people make note of this and reject the party which will be fielding these candidates in the forthcoming election. At the same time let the leader of the SLFP think twice before giving them nomination.
GOOD SMARITAN Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:21 PM
THE GOVT. IS TRYING TO BRING THE WRONG DOERS INTO BOOK BUT THE CULPRITS ARE SHOUTING TO COVER UP THEIR CORRUPTION. THE TUG OF WAR COTINUES. via DM Android App
Lima Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:22 PM
GO THRU THE ACTUAL LIST OF SIGNATORIES , ONLY 108 SIGHED , OTHER BALANCE 12 ARE MISSING SLOTS AND DUPLICATED SIGNATORIES OF SUMEDA JAYASENA , LOHAN RATWATTE , GAMILOKUGE , THEN THERE IS NO SIGNATURE IN 4 AND 44
gonja Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:35 PM
His name changed to Wijedasam rasaiya
Sikuru Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:47 PM
Traitors are you and your Nationalist trash
Hate steal of public wealth Saturday, 06 June 2015 01:01 PM
Dear Rajapaksa / John / RajithaWe aew waitting to watch how many thief can catch before dissolution./ This is a promise of your manifesto please fulfill.
Sirirpal Saturday, 06 June 2015 01:03 PM
Dear Youngersters Elephant will have a 2/3 majority,
Hubert Sunday, 07 June 2015 09:38 PM
Please liquidate this parliament soon as possible as it affects our quality of life
sarath Saturday, 06 June 2015 04:51 AM
It is wrong to say that once the NCM is tendered "it is for the government to decide whether it should be taken up for debate," - It for the house to decide to debate it. Govt cannot dodge the motion. PM shall be the person who has the confidence in the Parliament.
C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 06 June 2015 05:05 AM
This is just a showoff like the other no faith motions already handed over. A Set of Puppents are working on strings.
Siribiris Saturday, 06 June 2015 06:08 AM
Please let the people elect a new set of parliamentarians.
voter Saturday, 06 June 2015 07:45 AM
What you do if impeachment against submitted ?
Sapumal Saturday, 06 June 2015 07:48 AM
I am laughing really hard!! The UNP-MS alliance checkmated Alibaba and his thieves conspiracy
Saliya Saturday, 06 June 2015 08:07 AM
Wijayadasa -Traitor of Sinhalese, pack your baggage?
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