Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said parliamentarians who will vote against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the no-confidence motion should immediately step down from their governmental portfolios.
Addressing an event held in Kurunegala on Thursday, Minister Perera said the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe which was brought by the joint opposition could be considered as blessing in disguise.
“Even though a unity government was established, the government had faced several issues when arriving at certain decisions in an accurate manner even in the Cabinet due to the acts of some members who were standing on both sides,” he said.
He said such actions had negatively affected the development process of the country and added that the people who were concealing could reveal themselves during the voting of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.
“Accordingly, all the parliamentarians who are voting against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe should step down from their governmental portfolios,” he said.
He said the remaining eighteen-month period of the government was adequate to implement the development plans of the government by engaging in a strict policy with the combined effort of the parties like Jathika Hela Urumaya, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and All Ceylon Makkal Congress. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Unchikun Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:35 AM
Nice news. So some of the SLFP members in the government will vote in favor of the no confidence motion again the back robber. This minister could not even safeguard out majestic elephants now trying to save a robber.
ansarrff Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:54 AM
Well Said, Please form a single UNF government. The time has come. The SLFP Rouges in the cabinet wont allow the UNF Government to function peacefully.Colombo Man
umen Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:09 AM
Will see on 4th of May who that has to step down
Keerthi Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:22 AM
If the PM is voted out there will be no govt. Where's the question of stepping down?
Leelarathna Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:23 AM
mama bohoma bhaya wunaa....
Rabbadaya Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:27 AM
"remaining 18 months with the parties like...." so desperate to hang on.
Chandika Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:29 AM
The PM is shameless. Knowing the mood in the camp he is forcing his own MPs to take a vow of loyalty.
Scooby Doo Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:39 AM
Do you hate your life? Then read Sri Lankan political news to spice it up even further.
johan Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:02 PM
No! No! They want to eat the cake and have the cake
Lima Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:02 PM
VERY GOOD , THIS IS WHAT PUBLIC WANTED , ALSO THE SLFP MINISTERS WHO HAVE SIGNED TOO SHOULD NOT BE IN THE MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIA , WHAT A SHAME TO THESE RASCALS , STAYING IN THE CABINET AND VOTING AGAINST THE PM. ALL THESE ARE THE EX-TYRANY RULER'S UNDERGROUND WORK
Wise Donkey Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:10 PM
A valid argument. If they have no faith how they can still remain in the same cabinet headed by the PM. Let's see how these cheap politicians behave after the vote is lost?
Premalal Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:49 PM
Typical Sri Lankanot politician, no backbone, no principles, no concern for people or country but happy to wear blinkers despite the repeated drubbing by the people.
Shan Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:02 PM
If PM survives NCM, then those government MPs who would vote for, will have no moral or ethical right to remain as ministers or MPs in the government, they will be rebels.
channa Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:40 PM
Be aware of people who play double game. They are the biggest resistance for the developments of this country.
Rambo Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:09 PM
Ha! Haaa!! Hi! Hooo!!! De-mo-Crazy!!!!
Ceylon Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:21 PM
People dont care at all.
Dhammika Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:45 PM
UNP s downfall is its weak leader and the old guard who protects him ! .
Vernon Sunday, 25 March 2018 04:55 PM
This no-confidence is against an individual - RW. It is not against the government. If this no-confidence is passed, RW has to step down as PM and another PM has to be appointed and the government goes on. Each MP should vote secretly according to their conscious. It is not such a big deal. The country needs to go on, even with these bunch of unsuitable so called MPs
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