Government would not take any action on the no-confidence motion signed by 112 Parliamentarians against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse said today.
“Opposition’s motion would not be taken up for Parliamentary debate, since the UNP based government was authorised to decide whether to take action on it or not,” he said.
“Even a grade two child is able to guess the result if the motion is taken up in Parliament, where the Opposition has the majority,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.
He said the no-confidence motion was useless because President Maithripala had vowed to dissolve Parliament soon.
“The government has acknowledged that 20th Amendment to the Constitution would not get passed if the disruptive behaviour of some Parliamentarians, who are joined with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political campaign continues,” he said.
However, he said they would allow and support once the Opposition votes in favour to the 20th Amendment.
Speaking about the allegations levelled against the Prime Minister, Mr. Rajapaksa said President Sirisena had earlier said in his manifesto that Ranil Wickremensinghe would be appointed as the Prime Minister. Accordingly, people voted for President Sirisena and opposition’s attempts to unseat the Prime Minister were not appropriate.
He also urged all Parliamentarians to support to get 20th Amendment passed soon without hoodwinking the people. (Piyumi Fonseka)
How provedbeynd doubt - may be only in your mind due to the falsehoods uttered by the MR camp of Werrawanse Dinesh Vasu and Bandula.
don Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:59 PM
is he a constitutionally appoint justice minister,do you relay believe
Darm Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:01 PM
Hey guys this is rule of law as promised by Yahapalana! Where are BK Moon, INGO pundits and Champika? These jokers are taking the country towards anarchy.
Sikuru Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:06 PM
We had great leaders like D.S and Dudely Senanayake ,John Kothalawala etc.
Nithin Karunaratne Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:16 PM
Ranil brought this situation upon himself. He is an old cabbage incapable of building consensus. Attitude of my way or the highway does not work this day and age.
gayan Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:26 PM
Police junta scared of parliment.
palle Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:36 PM
"Even a grade two child is able to guess the result if the motion is taken up in Parliament, where the Opposition has the majority"In other words, Even a grade two child knows that appointment of a minority prime minister is unethical and not peaceable.
Praba Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:31 PM
What u said is true. A grade two child understands that this govt is not ethical and is a result of a bribe given to MS. RIP the Rainbow clan.
Nims Monday, 08 June 2015 02:53 AM
Democracy at its best - start your journey back to opposition. I am not a supporter of MR or attempting to bring him back the politics. But Ranil has already forgotten that he promised to eliminate and punish those who were involved in corruption. But he shamelessly stood by and protects the bank robber - Mahendran.
senaka Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:15 PM
only if you sikuru knew how badly disgusted many millions of people from an existence like you????
Sri Lankan Monday, 08 June 2015 08:31 AM
This Gvt would not act on no-confidence motion but Mr minister, people of this country will act in the right time, you wait and see.....
Thepanis Monday, 08 June 2015 08:37 AM
A long wait:-)
Sincere Monday, 08 June 2015 08:42 AM
You mean as per the examples set by the previous regime by sacking all those rogues over the last two decades?
words Monday, 08 June 2015 10:23 AM
Ranil-old cabbagevasu- Dried pumpkinvigneshwaran- dried murunga.. jeez.. where is this country heading ??? :(
words Monday, 08 June 2015 10:25 AM
Is the Justice Minister saying a politicians manifesto ( if elected) overrides our constitution????? Really??? Someone please enlighten me...
nmal Monday, 08 June 2015 01:03 PM
Very well said, Mr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa. Do not allow the Rhode Scholar Mr. G.L.Peries and others to take the country to ruins.Thank you.
Metteyya Monday, 08 June 2015 01:40 PM
Yes, he IS scared! He knows his 45 seat minority in Parliament can NOT stop debate on anything!
Patriot Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:57 PM
Mr. Minister, why so much talking, are you scare?
MightyAnt Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:13 PM
We have not had a proper leader since independence from the British. We have aways had either having personal agendas or rouges. We need a leader of the caliber like Mahatma or Jobs.
Suppar Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:04 PM
Who is scared? the Dried pumpkins are the ones dropping seeds in fear
Sl Sunday, 07 June 2015 07:03 PM
UNP can kick the goons out constitutionaly
Dammika Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:42 PM
Are day dreaming ... 70% ... how did you calculate? ha ha ha
MoonRiver Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:23 PM
The present government is shameless. It is not too late to sack the Governor of the Central Bank. It has been proved beyond doubt that this government is as corrupt as the Rajapaksa government. Time to pack you bags and gap and GO! PLEASE!
Harrry Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:20 PM
If you are a real Justice minister why you are so scared on the motion? Let it go and face it.
Mason Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:18 PM
Let the 20A RIP for awhile. There are many unsolved matters pending, being blocked by UPFA. It is therefore better to dissolve Parliament and go for elections. Bring back the UNP government. They are better many times over than the disposed Rajapakse regime.Let the new government tackle the pending issues and go forward.The people should be vigilant at all times to see that they do not slip up.
Dilip Sunday, 07 June 2015 06:07 PM
You people are changing all the rules and regulations for your government to benefit, even though they are wrong. Are you worried about certain leaders who are loved by the people? Some times it is pathetic to hear what you people say in the media. I had a lot of respect for your past leaders. With this present crowd, I dought it very much.
nira Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:39 PM
Not only you Damian...70% of the voters will celebrate it...
Hiran Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:25 PM
When UNP Government have to act in duress, they must take any action, no matter how unconstitutional such actions may be, for the best benefit of the majority Sri Lankans! Not only Sri Lankans, the whole world knows who are the goons, that want to hijack the future of Sri Lanka
Sepa Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:16 PM
This entire no-confidence motion is becuase of fear, fear in the hearts of corrupt UPFA politicians
Waco Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:12 PM
Is this democracy? You all wanted a Parlimentry system.
Sikuru Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:08 PM
Thanks for explaining your mentality, people like you that follow murderers and rapists disgust me
Very Good Move No chance for $Stolen cancer Sunday, 07 June 2015 04:26 PM
Good move keep it up. do not allow previous king cancer to enter for any chance to enter into politics.
Damien Sunday, 07 June 2015 03:58 PM
The day that this government is kicked out I am going to have a party
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