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Opposition submits motion to suspend PM’s expenditure head

19 November 2018 06:19 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNF has handed over a motion to suspend the expenditure head of the newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, UNF member and Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Rauff Hakeem told a media briefing today.

He said the motion was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

“We have requested that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's secretary should be prevented from spending funds on Mr. Rajapaksa's behalf,” Mr. Hakeem said and added that this motion would be taken for debate on November 29.

UNP MP Rajitha Senaratne said this was one of the many steps his party would take to ensure democracy in the country. “We will take more action both in and outside Parliament and these will be made known during the next few days,” he said.

TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake said their parties would also support the motion. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 7

  • Cisco Monday, 19 November 2018 07:44 PM

    Indirectly UNF accepting there is a PM. What a joke!!!!

    Janaya Monday, 19 November 2018 07:48 PM

    Oh yes, please do whatever is necessary to prevent the guy from filling his pockets with our money.

    Eshan Monday, 19 November 2018 08:06 PM

    Thank you. On behalf of all of us. This coup should be resisted by all people. Why no article on the bullet proof Range Rovers? Are the Thugs preparing for war or trying to instigate one?

    Sofia Monday, 19 November 2018 08:11 PM

    Yes do everything possible to stop this President and purported PM.

    upali Monday, 19 November 2018 08:34 PM

    Then they have recognized the PM?

    Ballot Man Monday, 19 November 2018 08:41 PM

    Motions or no motions Rajapakses cannot be stopped and would go on a spending spree Christmas round the corner

    concern Monday, 19 November 2018 08:59 PM

    Here we go again. Another miriss splash !!.

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