No-confidence motion against Dilan

21 February 2013 12:51 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The main Opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday handed over a no-confidence motion against Foreign Employment Promotion Minister Dilan Perera for what the party called ‘his failure to secure clemency for Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia recently.

In the motion handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, the UNP said Rizana met with an untimely death because Minister Perera could not take necessary steps, through the Foreign Employment Bureau support, to present her case properly for clemency under the law of Saudi Arabia.

Rizana was convicted of killing a baby in her care.  She was beheaded after being in death row for seven years.

The party said the Minister should be held responsible for her tragedy.   The motion has been signed by UNP MPs Ajith P. Perera, Joseph Michael Perera, Ravi Karunanayake, Lakshman Kiriella, Niroshan Perera, Buddhika Patirane, Ranjan Ramanayake , Champika Premadasa ,  Jayalath Jayawardane, D. M. Swaminathan , Anoma Gamage. Gamini Jayawickrema Perera and others.  

The motion would be taken up for debate later on a date agreed upon by the party leaders.  If the motion is passed, Mr. Perera would cease to be a Member of the House. However, the ruling party which Mr. Perera represents has a two- third majority.

Earlier, the UNP brought a no-confidence motion against   External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris. Yet, it was defeated by a majority. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
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  • Dinesh Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:30 AM

    Firstly...bring a no confidence motion against Ranil for making UNP to go from a strong party to the weakest party in Sri Lanka.

    ORANGE Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:32 AM

    ARE YOU A FATHER OR MOTHER OR ANY CLOSE RELATIVE, YOU ARE A STUPID NOT KNOWING HUMAN FEELINGS. YOU MAY BE AN ANIMAL TO FORGET AS SUCH.

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:56 PM

    What About A Select Committee

    Grace Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:35 AM

    UNP is seeking political gains in every issue.

    ss Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:38 AM

    But no no-confidence motion against corruption and lawlessness - b's they know it will be the same when they get the reign.

    Sambo Thursday, 21 February 2013 02:50 AM

    As for me, there should be a no confidence motion against the entire parliament. They all utter rabish uneducated with no responsibilities towards the people who voted for them but earning for them selves with the peoples vote.

    mahen Thursday, 21 February 2013 07:23 AM

    yes dineah u r correct.Ranil should make a strong party or Mr.Ranil why don't u leave please?????

    Aney Machang Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:14 AM

    UNP has nothing better to do now, even Rizana's parents have forgotton everything.


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