Motions against Arjuna and Dilrukshi : No provision- UNP

19 May 2015 04:04 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government yesterday ruled out the possibility of entertaining the motions against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and Bribery Commission Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe in Parliament because there was no provision for doing so.

Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Daily Mirror that there was no provision to pass votes of no confidence against government officials in Parliament in this manner.

He said Article 55 the Constitution deals with the appointments, promotions, transfers and disciplinary control of public servants and the Monetary Law deals with the appointment and removal of the Central Bank Governor and it was anomalous for the government to bypass its own laws.

He said there were also references to the Prime Minister in these motions and that MPs were barred from making references against each other unless there were substantive motions. 

  Comments - 5

  • malij Tuesday, 19 May 2015 01:12 PM

    Motion against the BC Director General - Ha, Ha ,Ha, We can see who are guilty of robbing the nation from the list of parliamentarians who are going to sign this motion.

    Wele Vidane Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:22 AM

    99% ???????????

    Gune Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:55 AM

    RW is an intelligent man but he has his stubborn stupid ways. Blocking this case is a good example when everybody knows that Arujuna M is guilty. He is a rogue!! This is fodder for the opposition and MR to get back on the present regime and attack Yahapalanaya. RW must practice what he preaches. I am a supporter of the present regime but we have to be clean 100% of the time. If we are are clean only 99% then WE ARE NOT CLEAN.

    upali Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:10 AM

    Simply getting over issues.

    willowsd Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:19 AM

    CB governor should tender his resignations to avoid any further embarrassments to the government.

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