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No-Confidence Motion against PM defeated

2018-04-04 22:07:20
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The No-Confidence Motion brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the Joint Opposition was defeated with a majority of 46 votes a short while ago.

The vote on the No-Confidence Motion was taken a short while ago in Parliament following a day-long debate.

Hundred and twenty two MPs voted against the motion while 76 MPs voted in favour. Twenty six MPs were absent during the vote. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 41

  • lankan Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:10

    I don't say RW is the best. He is 1000 times better than MR and Gang. Our country is saved from the Gang again.

    Reply : 112       425

    Duleep Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:18

    Sri Lanka is the loser!

    Reply : 284       92

    mike Thursday, 5 April 2018 12:23

    tell me one good thing RW did last 03 yrs. most of MR corrupt gang is with yahapalanaya. massive development during MR time

    Reply : 20       18

    Saman Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:11

    So majority thinks RW is innocent? Money, vehicle, and racial agendas wins. But not for too long. Wait until the next election.

    Reply : 284       121

    Waruna Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:20

    The real mood of the nation was reflected during the LG polls.

    Reply : 190       91

    nimal Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:13

    No surprise..!

    Reply : 8       182

    robert Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:14

    Congratulations PM, yet you have chance to catch thieves.

    Reply : 59       275

    Harry Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:37

    If your pockets are torn try - then you could catch

    Reply : 1       1

    abc Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:14

    MR and company should go home now. We don't want any more of your destruction, opportunism, hypocrisy and madness. Please go.

    Reply : 62       268

    xyz Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:22

    Who protects MR and Company. Ranil W himself. Who doesn't let law enforcement take necessary actions to be taken against those culprits. Ranil W.

    Reply : 43       106

    PapaShango Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:18

    LOL. after all these years you still think there's animosity between MR and RW? putha they are helping each other out.

    Reply : 1       2

    Patriot Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:15

    Let the unp form it's own government n take the country forward sans corruption or bribery.

    Reply : 35       190

    Deshamamaka Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:20

    UNP is as corrupted as SLFP or Pohottuwa. They protect each other for the greed of power. Country had been going backwards since 1948.

    Reply : 22       115

    Mohamed Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:15

    Congrats Mr. Prime MinisterThese bunch are jokers

    Reply : 41       167

    RFM Dineshan Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:17

    He has saved his head.....!

    Reply : 7       56

    Amir Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:19

    Drama is over. Now lets get back to our normal lives. Oh! and a new tax policy was implemented too if no body noticed.

    Reply : 3       119

    ali Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:20

    Congratulations Mr. RW! Please don't forget the promises

    Reply : 10       108

    Lawry Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:20

    At least sanity prevailed this time. Otherwise it would have been like being angry with the river and refusing to do ones ablusions.

    Reply : 5       78

    Ruban Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:21

    Weather people like it or not you got another chance...do something for country..dont reduce yourself to those low level politician in histry...

    Reply : 3       84

    Chanaka Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:21

    Good luck to Sri Lanka!!! Another two years for our own fall!!! How many more days for general elections (if it happens at all)?

    Reply : 76       29

    Sam Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:21

    All parliamentarians won No Confidence Motion as this just a DRAMA inside the parliament. We, poor citizens lost confidences against all parliamentarian.....!

    Reply : 3       65

    johan Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:22

    Unp Mps now do not look at the SLFP or JO. Let them do whateverthey want but you concentrate on Development Go forward because they will try their maximum effort to paralyse the government. Hand Over the Law and order ministry to SF he will handle that matter

    Reply : 8       71

    Kumara Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:25

    Rajapakas will never unite the whole islanders. They are a spent force.

    Reply : 11       87

    Prakash Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:25

    It was a known drama unfolding to fool the masses. JO wanted to show they were doing something but in essence they wanted to ensure their no longer prosecuted, for which RW agreed.

    Reply : 7       40

    Fernando Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:27

    Well done Mr. Prime Minister.. Leave the unity government and form a UNP government with the blessings of President..God Bless my country...God saved y country once again.

    Reply : 10       66

    Dee Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:28

    Now the SLPP guys will have to use a 'pohottu' to stop the 'loose motion'

    Reply : 9       67

    Sincere Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:28

    Now please implement your promises to the nation given in 2015. No deals please. If not the next NCM will be from all people in this country.

    Reply : 0       68

    rihm Wednesday, 4 April 2018 23:41

    If this can help we people will incentive your party with vote again choice is yours

    Reply : 0       30

    Sutha Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:29

    Congrats Mr.prime minister reduce the taxes on essential items eradicate the corruption from the country uplift the living standards of the poor people in this country

    Reply : 4       63

    Kumar Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:30

    Now concentrate on the new constitution.

    Reply : 8       57

    Riham Wednesday, 4 April 2018 23:42

    Congrats Mr.prime minister now its time to read the job description again

    Reply : 0       32

    Rat Wednesday, 4 April 2018 23:45

    Ranil is the best PM this country has produced. Probably the number one in the world right one.

    Reply : 30       34

    Abimanasingham Sitthawatthai Wednesday, 4 April 2018 23:45

    Well Mr. Prime Minister!Take concrete steps to eradicate Bribery and corruption. Without Reconciliation, no future for Lanka!!

    Reply : 6       46

    Paul Wednesday, 4 April 2018 23:57

    Congratulations honourable prime minister we can embark on a new journey with a corrupt free clean country all the best.

    Reply : 9       53

    Sunil Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:45

    and we can have more bond scams.

    Reply : 8       6

    ghaffa Thursday, 5 April 2018 09:50

    Congratulations PM. now your first assignment is to kick off all SLFP members who vote against you, please don't keep the guy who stab you from behind, this is not advisable to the government.

    Reply : 1       10

    naresh Thursday, 5 April 2018 09:52

    it is sad tamil and muslims MP's voted for him.sick mp's from both communites

    Reply : 19       3

    ksboos Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:30

    known devil is better than unknown angel.

    Reply : 1       2

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 5 April 2018 10:27

    Now there is a full list of traitors. Take stern action against them

    Reply : 2       10

    Brainmaster Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:16

    Editor Thank you for publishing this complete list. I appreciate. via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       5

    Chari Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:20

    Beware of a trap of Federalism... People are against this.

    Reply : 6       1

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