A no-confidence motion signed by 39 Joint Opposition (JO) MPs against Health Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne was handed over to Speaker a short while ago, MP Udaya Gammanpila said.
The motion which was signed by MPs including JO Leader Dinesh Gunawardane, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Dullas Alahapperuma charged the minister had failed to fulfil his duties as the Health Minister, had solicited bribes during his tenure as the fisheries minister and influenced and threatened the Judiciary and the Attorney General’s Department.
The joint opposition alleged though a number of bribery complaints had been made against the minister, no action had been taken so far.
“This shows opportunities to implement justice had been obstructed. Also, the public opinion is as such that he is guilty for these allegations because he is evading investigations,” it said.
It said the minister had created chaos in Sri Lanka’s medical education by sacrificing it to the business community, by being biased towards the SAITM, misusing public funds to takeover the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital and voluntarily ignoring to gazette minimum standards of the medical education which were set by the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
The JO said the Minister had failed to adequately respond to the Dengue epidemic and created a financial loss to the state by influencing to purchase a rejected medicinal drug for breast cancer. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)
dont accept this stupid attempt to waste the time of parliment for revenge politics. via DM Android App
Yehiya Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:07 PM
He is carrying more weight.
daham Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:20 PM
He has been summoned by the bribery commission more than 10 times but didn't honour. He is such thief. Only yesterday we came to know that he has obtained Rs.10million from the Presidents Fun to pay his Singapore Medical Bills. So at the debate we may come to know more and more secrets.
Sam Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:00 PM
Chatura said that he is passing the same advice that he gives to all G 7 leaders... Rob the country but dont get caught....
S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Friday, 25 August 2017 08:54 AM
Looters are so scared to face the justice, this is the main reason.
Clement Ranapala Friday, 25 August 2017 08:57 AM
JO - rotters, looters and cheaters are so scared as they are under pins now.
Prof. Victor Samarakoon Friday, 25 August 2017 08:59 AM
Honest people like Doctor Rajitha can face any chellenge.
shanthapriya Thursday, 24 August 2017 03:58 PM
JO is trying to disturb, this most reserved and well behaved minister in parliament Mr Rajitha senaratne
Bala Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:11 PM
Hehas brought down the prices of medicines and stents and lab services What has the JO done except block roads etc.
Bubble Banda Friday, 25 August 2017 08:52 AM
Moreover all the Jo rogues are scared now as they will have to face the justice and end up at Welikade soon.
howmuch Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:06 PM
Declare how much spend for a day in Parliament.(total expenses)
Theives No need Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:06 PM
Whatever it is Rajitha is truth speaking person
BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:35 PM
JUST RECALL HOW HE SPOKE ABOUT CHANDRIKA AND MR WHEN HE WAS WITH THEM. WAS ALL THAT TRUE
citizen Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:10 PM
JO going crazy and insane to protect the robbers and murderers who are now wild, desperate and "I don't know
MP Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:10 PM
Almost all the politicians are full of revenge politics. There aren't saints in the Parliament.
Chandimal Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:35 PM
Minister Rajitha will be one of the reasons for the possible defeat of the yahapalanaya.
BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:30 PM
TRUE. HE WILL CAUSE THE END TOO
Devika Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:36 PM
The only meaningful thing that the JO has done so far.
BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:28 PM
EXACTLY YES. IF RAJITHA REMOVED THERE CHAOS IN THE COUNTRY WILL BE LESS SURELY
cnj Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:42 PM
The JO and the three wheel party leader at it again...no solutions...no policy...only trying to pass motions !!
sachith Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:52 PM
haha, whole parliament will dissolve if he lost the seat. He is the shadow president SL.
Sampath Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:54 PM
Tit for tat politics. Wijeydasa was covering JO crooks. Now they want to take revenge. Soon JO crooks will be of no significance.
silly ass Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:03 PM
Can't we hand over 225 no confidence motions to the speaker?!
IK Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:44 PM
Your name suits you very well.
max Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:12 PM
Great news. Hope it will get through. He is the tumbling block to bring real yahapalanaya to the country. Only those goons with 'anything-but-rajapakshe-blood' mentality support Rajitha.
buniya Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:16 PM
If I was the decision maker I will put all in jail. All uneducated greedy parliamentarians. Disgusting to talk and see politics.
upali Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:21 PM
Well done. One of the most important thing for betterment of the country. One of the most corrupted men.
malij Thursday, 24 August 2017 05:54 PM
So many motions! JO is having loose motions.
BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 06:28 PM
IF IT WORKS RAJITHA WILL HAVE STINKINGLOOSE MOTION IN PUBLIC
sach Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:40 PM
Good...Rajitha is the most shameless man in SL
ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:47 PM
need no faith motions against mahindanamal aluthgamageweerawansa etc too. via DM Android App
ceylon Thursday, 24 August 2017 07:49 PM
they are not doing any good for country as members of parliment.doing only useless revenge politics. via DM Android App
johan Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:00 PM
Ali Baba and 40 thieves have signed the no confident motion
TJ Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:00 PM
The JO has now become more of a nuisance than a threat to the new government. Government can not contain them unless it starts to expose their past fraudulent and criminal activities. Since the law man is out now, what prevents the government from expediting the WW case?
HIDDEN HAND Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:04 PM
This time over - will our readers guess the hidden hand behind this move ( by the close associates of the JO) - well - my take is the GMOA !
BUSHEL Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:41 PM
whe ever it is the contents of the motion shows Rajitha's credibility
Dhammika Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:16 PM
what ever said and done , we must be thankful to Dr. Rajitha Senaratne for bringing down the prices of essential medicine , stents and other important medicine.These JO should be sent to kinder garden to learn what is good and what is bad.........
Lanka Shantha Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:28 PM
Real gentleman Rajitha. He did what he said.He made my monthly family medicine bill to come down to more than half. He is 100% better than those JO thieves
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 25 August 2017 08:50 AM
Dr. Rajitha is a honest person, never fears for robbers, he is straight forward, that is why rogues cannot tolerate.
DD Friday, 25 August 2017 09:23 AM
You are concerned about you only - not the country.
Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 25 August 2017 08:42 AM
Now the Alibaba's family and Joint Opposition rogues are under pins, hence they are playing games, nothing will work for sure.
Lion Viswanathan Friday, 25 August 2017 08:46 AM
Fly a kite you 3rd class rogues.
Kamal Attapattu (Lawyer) Friday, 25 August 2017 08:48 AM
WR's issue was a genuine one and the fellow went out, but Dr. Rajitha's issue is not genuine, JO rotters will be ashamed atlast for sure.
Buddhika Lokubandara Friday, 25 August 2017 09:00 AM
All the rogues, who have no right to sit in parliament have brought this no-confidence motion. What a travesty.
Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 25 August 2017 09:01 AM
WW, Gomampilla, Aluthgamage, Namal, Basil, Gotta will have to line up now - Welikade Prision is cleaned and kept for them soon.
Manuel Benjamin Friday, 25 August 2017 09:03 AM
Now all the hidden files by Wijedasa will come out and all JO thieves has to face the consequences.
Kottikawatte Amarasiri Friday, 25 August 2017 09:05 AM
Honest people like Rajitha will not be shaken. Get lost.
KOLA KOTIYA Friday, 25 August 2017 10:09 AM
IS RAJITHA CREATE SAITAM. WHEN MR DID THE FOUNDATION. AT THAT TIME NO PROTEST ?
dhan Friday, 25 August 2017 10:27 AM
Though minister of health was respondent to the court case of SAITM, he deliberately ignored tabled necessary information, to court ,to let the augment swing to SAITM side.
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