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Conduct NCM vote by name or electronically: President

18 November 2018 09:03 pm - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At the All Party Meeting held this evening, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the party representatives that the vote on No-Confidence Motion (NCM) should be held electronically or by calling names of MPs.

The President has said only then he could make a decision about the NCM.

At the meeting, the President has said a vote on voice cannot be considered appropriate when it comes to an important matter like changing a government.

In a statement, the President's Media Division said the meeting was concluded cordially. However, it was not attended by the JVP. 

  Comments - 39

  • Lankaboy Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:45 PM

    we have chosen a childish president..and then a stupid too.. what a shame..

    Nimal Monday, 19 November 2018 09:21 AM

    Electronically so you can cheat with basils jilmart

    JOHAN Monday, 19 November 2018 10:21 AM

    He is turning Sri Lanka as "Lonely Isolated Planet in 2019" to attractmore tourists

    Jack Monday, 19 November 2018 12:32 PM

    'Wonder of Asia' becomes 'Wonder of World'

    shiran Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:45 PM

    So what President is doing with his new government MPs who do not allow Speak to come to his seat to get the vote by name. They are the ones who do not respect his word. and his new PM cannot control the lot.

    Cicero Monday, 19 November 2018 08:38 AM

    MR could act as a statesman, because Sirisena does not know how to resolve the mess he created.. MR should offer tosigne, as he does not have a majority. This wold get Sirisena off the hook, and we can then proceed to the next step. But will MR rise to the occasion? He will gain a lot of espect if he does so.

    Mandy Monday, 19 November 2018 02:02 PM

    The Power Hungry MR will never resign. Anything illegal is his forte as he did during his earlier tenure from Helping H to white vans and impeaching CJ and appointing BIL to ruin airline - that is just a few.

    Student Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:45 PM

    Sirisena Mame, Do something fast. End of the year exams are coming. If there is a question Who is the prime minister of Sri Lanka, I don't know what to write. .

    shiran Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:48 PM

    Dear president, please ban coca cola and sprite in the parliament .

    Citizen Perera Monday, 19 November 2018 10:01 AM

    Free advertising for beverage company

    Jack Monday, 19 November 2018 01:54 PM

    And Chilli powder...

    channa Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:51 PM

    can you please beg and request the your government mps to allow to do what you have requested

    SKM Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:54 PM

    But he insanely changed a government

    Kevin Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:57 PM

    Each session of parliament costs the taxpayer Rs. 20 million. He wants another NCM vote just for him to reject it again with another excuse. Replace him and put him in Angoda. He can keep asking for NCMs forever in there.

    Janathawa Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:57 PM

    On Friday, WE, SRI LANKANS heard and saw voices, names, chilies, coco cola, constitutions and much more on TV ! We have TV now and WE cannot be fooled. what we did not see were SLOW AND LOOSE MOTIONS !!!

    Bkuddhika Lokubandara Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:57 PM

    Of course he cannot accept it. If he does, he has to resign within the hour as he promised and his partner in Crime Mr. Rajapaksa too will have to leave within 5 Minutes.However, have you every known that these two people had every kept their word? So they finding excuses and creating turmoil to be in power.May the Triple Gem Bless Sri Lanka

    De Silva Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:57 PM

    He should first tell MR to show the majority as it is he who appointed him

    johan Monday, 19 November 2018 10:28 AM

    This is the basic requirement everywhere in the world where there is parliament.Our power greedy president is paving way for him to contest 2020 electionsby selling Sri Lanka politics in the World Market.

    n.ethirveerasingam. Sunday, 18 November 2018 09:58 PM

    Well said Mr. President. I hope you also wanted the parties conduct the NCM under the standing orders. An important decision, as you said that may change a government, should be conducted without suspending standing orders.I hope after the NCM against Mr. M. R, if it passes, he would then move an NCM against Mr. Wickremasinghe to ensure that Mr. R,W. has more than 113 votes. This is important because the people do not know whether in those 122 are those who want M.R. removed but may not be for RW. TNA for example may not be for either PM. My wish is that if either of the PM only has a slim majority, after passing the Accounts Bill, both parties should agree to dissolve and go for election for one of them to have a substantial majority in the event MPs prostitute their integrity and dignity for a Ministerial Post or large Bribes. I think if an MP cross over t0 another party more than once that MP should loose the seat and fresh elections held in that electorate.

    Gulliver Monday, 19 November 2018 08:41 AM

    Standing Orders were followed. A voice vote was in order, Chamal Rajapakse used this when he was speaker as shown in Hansard.

    xlntgson Monday, 19 November 2018 09:14 AM

    Who the hell are you, bringing too many complexities? In which country they follow this...

    Siripala Monday, 19 November 2018 01:43 PM

    Man with wisdom has landed from outer space

    Mandy Monday, 19 November 2018 09:26 AM

    None are so blind as those who refuse to see. With enough clear indications to show majority, HE will not accept but ask us to accept his 'opinion' that MR has majority. Insanity prevails.

    Charlie brown Monday, 19 November 2018 09:29 AM

    Whoever has the majority,however small forms a govt cannot base a govt on the illegal act of handing it to MR who has no proven majority and then advocate a general election as a reward ,knowing that the term is not finished ,and that the UNP would never win at this juncture ...This mess must be cleared up by Siresena admitting he made a mistake ,but who has ever heard a Sri Lankan admit to that ever .

    Seqi Monday, 19 November 2018 09:57 AM

    Need good conduct to conduct a vote.......even bus conductors have better conduct than these politicians who can't even conduct electricity.....all fuses are blown.

    nk Monday, 19 November 2018 09:58 AM

    Some times, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, working reversely, here a man become a buffoon so he can't understand anything.

    dayan Monday, 19 November 2018 10:06 AM

    Who the hell he is to dictate terms to parliament? Sole authority in the parliament is speaker.

    nk Monday, 19 November 2018 10:10 AM

    Some times, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, working reversely, here a man become an animal so he can understand very little.

    s.shiha Monday, 19 November 2018 10:17 AM

    First you have to see what has happened to this president

    PG Monday, 19 November 2018 11:08 AM

    I cant believe people has so much blind faith in politicians. Can see from your own eyes hear from your own ears and refuse to accept what your logical mind says. MR and MS brought about this mess to get hold of power not for our benefit

    Ash Monday, 19 November 2018 12:06 PM

    This is a cunning plot

    ranasinghe Monday, 19 November 2018 12:27 PM

    Can we ever expect any strategic, intelligent and rational statement from him, as per his individual capacity ?

    gamini Monday, 19 November 2018 12:32 PM

    standing orders provide for it, but MS won't accept-why? does the Sinhala version of the constitution allow that

    alex Monday, 19 November 2018 12:33 PM

    120 signatures have been submitted and he wants and electronic count. why MS cannot read99

    Paul Monday, 19 November 2018 12:38 PM

    Does parliament work according to the rules and regulations of president?

    Terminator> Monday, 19 November 2018 01:06 PM

    Why didn't you follow up this vote system when you appointed the Prime minister?

    Disaster Monday, 19 November 2018 01:09 PM

    electronically you go and do in pollanaruwa village. Not in the parliament. Mr. president you made a big mistake and made disaster of this country

    Egg Hopper - Pambaya Monday, 19 November 2018 01:29 PM

    Pollanaruwa Bithara aaappa Rata kanawa

    hemantha Monday, 19 November 2018 02:42 PM

    I too a part of this mess-up, because I voted in favour of you in 2015.

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