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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that Parliament would be dissolved straightaway if the government failed to defeat the no-confidence motion against Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga.

He made this remark while addressing the Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) held at the party headquarters, Sirikotha.

The Prime Minister has also decided to hold the debate on the no-faith motion against the Minister within this week. Accordingly, he is to request the Speaker today to fix a date for the debate within this week, government sources said.   

The sources also said that Mr. Wickremesinghe would request Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to allocate any number of days requested by the opposition for the debate.

The no-confidence motion signed by 114 MPs mainly from the SLFP was handed over to Secretary General of the Parliament on Friday. It is said to have contained allegations of obstructing the duties of Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman and matters relating to the alleged assaults on the supporters of the SLFP and political vengeance by ruling party supporters.

Earlier the government had announced that Parliament would be dissolved after offering maximum possible relief to the people and strengthening the democratic institutions that is essential for good governance under the 100- day programme of the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena.
However, UNP sources said the next Parliamentary election would be held on April 4 if Parliament is dissolved this week.
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  • lkboy Monday, 09 February 2015 12:03 PM

    Why? John is just one person.

    Saliya Silva Monday, 09 February 2015 12:07 PM

    Why you trying to protect the minister. He is ruining the entire Govt. progress .

    Henry Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:11 AM

    A sovereign necklace around a chameleon

    Henry Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:13 AM

    Better with PYNOL

    words Monday, 09 February 2015 09:44 AM

    Drama after drama under this new government. Wonderful signals of stability being sent out to the business community and investors

    Citzen Silva Monday, 09 February 2015 09:48 AM

    Too cocky ! uncomfortable in this position ! like to get back as Opp. leader. l

    sri Monday, 09 February 2015 08:03 PM

    Exactly. That is what you promised the people and stay in focus and do the job.

    s kalpage Monday, 09 February 2015 10:04 AM

    do not take a silly decision.Think twice before. People are happy the corrupt regime was chased out and equally unhappy about not prosecuting culprits after putting a media show. People think both parties have rotten eggs. The former regime is also seen putting on innocent garb as a result.

    Senator Monday, 09 February 2015 02:15 PM

    What did anyone expect of R.W?

    Chris Monday, 09 February 2015 10:28 AM

    Are you trying to put pressure on MPs who signed the motion! Good try though!!

    Jim K Monday, 09 February 2015 10:32 AM

    no need to dissolve the parliament ,Dissolve John Amaratunga.

    john Monday, 09 February 2015 02:23 PM

    We allowed the last regime 120 months to govern, but getting impatient with the present govt after just 30 days?!

    MADUKRM22 Monday, 09 February 2015 10:37 AM

    Get rid of the Minister and get along with your 100 day programme. Dont protect him

    anuradha Monday, 09 February 2015 11:05 AM

    It seems like UNP supporters are scared of desolving the parliment if MS is doing the things he promised no need to worry

    sk Monday, 09 February 2015 11:18 AM

    Yes with ethanol

    Park Monday, 09 February 2015 09:30 PM

    Even if the Parliament is dissolved, the President can appoint an interim national government and a Presidential commission on Bribery and corruption. The national government can be in place until April during which time the Presidential commission on bribery and corruption can investigate all complaints. The complaints that should be looked in to first should be of the senior heads of the previous governments.

    gamini Monday, 09 February 2015 09:34 PM

    Ha. Haaa. Nimal Sira would be the prime minister of Srlanka.

    Ryan Monday, 09 February 2015 11:23 AM

    its always been country to hell with UNP

    moodayoo Monday, 09 February 2015 11:26 AM

    Bla..bla...bla..spending public money . .bla bla bla

    chimpa Monday, 09 February 2015 05:30 PM

    If any one does ant wrong need to face it.

    sanjo Monday, 09 February 2015 03:13 PM

    Pls dont do that.Your party will loose the election. First do what you promised.Then go for it.


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