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NCM against Bathiudeen: No date given for debate

22 May 2019 12:55 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


It was decided at the party leaders’ meeting held at the Parliamentary complex that no date could be given to debate the no confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said.

Replying to the questions asked by journalists, he said Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella was in a firm position that a debate for the NCM could not be given at this stage but should appoint a select committee to review the NCM.

“The debate date might be fixed once the decision of the select committee was out,” MP Gunawardena said.

“Although we came out with our objection to what the Leader of the House proposed, the Speaker too stood by his decision,”

Moreover, we raised the point that the Speaker in his purview has the power to fix a debate date for the motion. However, it also became null and void at the meeting.  (Sheain Fernandopulle)   

  Comments - 4

  • Is it Modaya(MP) matter Wednesday, 22 May 2019 02:08 AM

    One modaya talk about other modaya. Why not allow the Police(CID) to handle.

    LAW Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:46 AM

    We the citizens are watching if parliament does not give a date but prolong by delaying. The people will set a date for the whole parliament. to wrap up and go home, for we will not have confidence in the parliament.

    Mm Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:51 AM

    Bathurdeen needs to be kicked out of parliament if not all 225 will be kicked out in the next round by the public

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:56 AM

    Nothing new. In Sri Lanka we have a culture where there are no schedules. Take TV programming for example.

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