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The Government today said it was optimistic that a majority of MPs would vote to pass the Vote on Account (VoA) as it was a matter of national interest.

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said if the VoA had any relevance to the MPs and the MPs were interested in the VoA, they would vote for it irrespective of political differences.

“The VoA is not a political issue but a matter which affects the entire country. It is about the expenditures of the country. The MPs will vote for it based on the effect the VoA will have on them. If the VoA was defeated, the Government will lose as per the standard,” he said at a news briefing held at Prime Minister’s Office.

He said they will present the VoA to Parliament when the time was right after considering other facts such as the determination of the Supreme Court on Parliament dissolution.

Meanwhile, he said they hoped to pass a resolution in Parliament to expunge all Hansard reports which were published since November 14 since the Parliament had been dissolved by the President prior to that day.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 23

  • Karu Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:09 PM

    In the National interest why don't you quit the Parliament and get back to Lipton Rounabout which was your joint earlier. It's long time we saw your true face.

    abc Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:13 AM

    Everything he does is on personal interest. Let the the nation be damned

    Dee Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:13 PM

    What do you do with this type of people? Therapy? Counseling? Mental institutions are not adequate!.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:18 PM

    The most uncivilized MP is parliament. What is he takin about. He want all MP irrespective of party to support money for a the "Grand Tamasha". High hopes.

    Nihal Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:28 PM

    All of sudden this man talking of national interest, entire nation is suffering one way or the other ‘cos of clowns like this man

    Hey! Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:32 PM

    Make more plans - optimistic plans!

    Umberto Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:37 PM

    This man, or beast, has no morals. He jumps from one branch to another. How can he justify that MPs should vote for VoA and at the same time claim that the parliament was dissolved on the 13th November. Is there any logic??? Of course one cannot expect any logic from him.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:45 PM

    Too late comrade forget about that dream!

    Saradiel Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:48 PM

    You are in for a big surprise. Shameless third grade politicians.

    Sofia Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:56 PM

    Trying to fool everyone. Did your bosses create all this mess for the national interest? Having mucked up now pleading non existant national interest - Actually it serves only the personal interest of some Jokers like you, Vasu.

    GH Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:57 PM

    Honored Sir, you are quite right. Because of you people living in Sri Lanka is what pieces of Motherland remains for the future generation.

    Banda Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:03 PM

    Interesting. What will happen if that was not passed?

    M. Basnayake Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:18 PM

    Aney bambuwa

    TONY Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:33 PM


    Machan Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:35 PM

    Dear Vasu, we know that you have made a collective dicision with your comrades. But tell us really what does your conscience say about this whole episode which has put our country in this uncertain situation?

    Jude Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:37 PM

    For National interest huh!!?? For starters, how can you have a government if you don't have majority in Parliament!!!

    Suresh Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:40 PM

    He thinks that he can fool the opposition MPs as well

    Jude Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:49 PM

    What is the course of action when VoA fails !!?? Am pretty sure there will be another illegal act to follow!!??? Yeah!!

    RP Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:34 AM

    A man whose expiry date on working life has ended long years back talking with his present condition of senile decay

    wijebahu Thursday, 29 November 2018 02:24 AM

    This guy is not mentally sound. who was hell bent against the executive presidency is now appreciating even powers wrested upon president and abusing it as well.

    dulan Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:42 AM

    Sounds pathetic

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:58 AM

    But when? Then why are you running away from the parliament? This is only a 'daydream'................surrender respectfully!

    CITIZEN Friday, 30 November 2018 10:54 AM

    You rotten "wattakka" your hopes will be like dew on the blade of grass! You come to the House withe hope and withe the majority seen against you you disappear!!

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