Govt. had value until it's defeat by a no-faith motion: Speaker

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament that the gazette notification pertaining to the appointment of a new prime minister had value till the new administration was defeated by a no-confidence motion on November 14.

He said this in response to a statement made by UNP MP Patali Champika Ranawaka that the Speaker had initially accepted former president Mahinda Rajapakse as a legally installed Prime Minister.

"I took the initiative to provide facilities to the new government under the gazette notification which had value till it was defeated by a no-confidence motion," the Speaker said and added that

he had discussions with the President after November 26 under the concept of consensus and compromise. He said President had assured him he would accept any group which had a majority support in Parliament on November 7 but that did not happen. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwadana)

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  • Will this happen ? Saturday, 01 December 2018 01:11 PM

    " President had assured him he would accept any group which had a majority support in Parliament on November 7 " - please don't waste your breadth, knowing whom you are dealing with.

    SN Monday, 03 December 2018 12:51 PM

    Absolutely right. Please transfer that cop to Negombo or else he wont be able to do more development for the country and people.


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