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No faith motion triggered crisis in Govt.: Dinesh

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Joint Opposition leader MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the no-confidence motion had triggered huge crisis in the government where it would lose two-thirds majority in Parliament, which would create issues for the government when enacting certain Acts and Bills.

He told a news conference in Parliament complex that for the first time in history, some ministers in the Cabinet had voted against the Prime Minister and added that it was a beginning of a huge crisis.

“A group in the government voted in favour of the no-confidence motion presented by us. The Prime Minister no longer has the majority support in the government,” he said.

Mr. Gunawardane said it was the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which saved the Prime Minister under certain conditions.

He said even though the government was able to secure power in Parliament with a majority of MPs, it would not be able to address the issues of the people.

“The government has no plan to address peoples’ issues,” he said.

Mr. Gunawardane said the opposition leader R. Sampanthan should resign from his post as he voted against a no-faith motion aligning with the government.

“We will force the Speaker and parliament to remove the opposition leader who voted against the no-faith motion with the government. The position should be given to the group headed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 15

  • rew Friday, 06 April 2018 05:01 AM

    Big Mouth, nothing constructive from jelly back

    sathees Friday, 06 April 2018 05:03 AM

    there is no crisis, but you like to create one!

    Namal Perera Friday, 06 April 2018 05:25 AM

    If the Political crooks believe that they could fool the Citizens all the time and return to power to continue from where they stopped, they are sadly mistaken.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 06 April 2018 05:41 AM

    However much we despise PM for his hand in bond issue etc. etc, now it is clear that it was good that JO LOST averting a BIGGER crisis since it's clear their sinister intentions. .

    ram Friday, 06 April 2018 10:41 AM

    Mr.Dinesh,Do you think that opposition party should always opposing.Don't expect chilly thinks with our leader. we are not like you just hanging on some leaving your policies behind.

    VJ Friday, 06 April 2018 10:51 AM

    The duty of all elected members is to work for the betterment of the people and the country. Only you believe it is your job to sabotage the work of the government.

    Colombo Man Friday, 06 April 2018 11:01 AM

    Mr. Dinesh, Is the TNA belong to India Parliament ?You are a Shame to your Fathers Politics.Colombo Man

    Wise Donkey Friday, 06 April 2018 11:22 AM

    Yes follow your leader's saying...'defeat is victory' 'Mahindfa Chinthaney' Aney mage kata!

    Sincere Friday, 06 April 2018 01:27 PM

    Dinesh, you see things in reverse because you are wearing your glasses other side. Wear it on the correct side!

    Ganesh Friday, 06 April 2018 01:44 PM

    Not in the government or in your 3 member party but you all have ingeneously split the SLFP not raise their head for another 10 years provided nothing untoward to happen to Mahinda

    saman Friday, 06 April 2018 02:09 PM

    Awalangu Kasi. No value. You are not suitable to even work in the kitchen of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 06 April 2018 02:21 PM

    Why you people are troubling the country?Wait for the election to come.Till then, shut up and be nice.

    Sena Friday, 06 April 2018 04:49 PM

    From the comments here I understand all are supporters of a corrupted government which has corrupted people like RW,

    Buddhist Friday, 06 April 2018 05:52 PM

    You lost badly so you have no right to demand anything. Just sit in a corner!

    dravid Friday, 06 April 2018 09:46 PM

    Dinesh calm down brother, you and your bunch of jokers in wimal,udaya and MR clan time to face reality. No crisis just accept and go home, Nothing wrong with TNA voting with PM and no reason for him to be removed as opposition leader! and youw ant to give it to fading Pohotuwa MR?

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