UNP to move Confidence Motion on RW

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The United National Party (UNP) would move a confidence motion pledging solidarity with its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to become the Prime Minister on December 12, it is learnt.

The decision has been taken by the UNP in the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena’s avowal that he would not reappoint Mr Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister no matter what.

A confidence motion has never been moved in Parliament. If it happened, it will be the first time.

Earlier, the UNP, with the backing of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), moved two No Confidence Motion on two separate occasions.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared them as passed by voice vote.

However, it is learnt that six JVP MPs would not vote for this confidence motion. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 8

  • Appu Thursday, 06 December 2018 07:52 AM

    Ranil is the legal prime miniister.The people who do illegal activities try to change the country's future.

    Til Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:50 PM

    Central bank robbery done by UNP,not anybody else

    Sil Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:22 AM

    Like in volley ball, when JVP raises the ball ,UNP plays the dash,Though not a supporter i used to vote JVP, all these elections but not here after,88/89 incidents still haunting in my mind

    Saman Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:04 PM

    Comment is from a blind MR supporter. How do you explain 2005 election where almost all the district topped by a JVP candidate when? Why 88/89 comes only when they are not with SLFP?

    Cheers Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:25 AM

    People have no confidence in him or UNP next election will pack them all home

    Tuk Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:14 PM


    Seeya Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:16 PM

    I think the UNP should seriously consider ditching RW and bring in a new Capt. to steer the ship, otherwise guaranteed to be another Titanic come elections.

    Manu Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:38 PM

    Country is going to be doomed.

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