No Confidence motion brought in to weaken Govt
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Puravesi Balaya Co-convener Gamini Viyangoda said that if this no confidence motion has been brought in because of the alleged Bond Scam there is no justification for it. “Already two people are in jail and all accounts of Perpetual Treasuries Limited have been frozen. No transactions can be made and certain ministers had to resign as well.
“Therefore already this Government has taken a lot of action regarding this incident. Previous Governments appointed commissions which didn’t function at all. Those bringing in this motion are supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR). It was MR who elected people like Udayanga Weeratunga and Jaliya Wickramasuriya to higher diplomatic positions.
Those bringing in this motion are supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR). It was MR who elected people like Udayanga Weeratunga and Jaliya Wickramasuriya to higher diplomatic positions
Therefore through this no confidence motion these groups are trying to weaken the Government. Through this they are trying to support the perpetrators of previous corrupt practices and are showing them the way to escape. If anybody is saying that the Prime Minister is at fault for appointing the Central Bank chairman then people should bring in a no confidence motion against President Sirisena because it was he who appointed the PM,” he said.
Viyangoda further said that if the Government wins they should actually be worrying about the outcome of the Local Government Polls, held on February 10. “It was the people’s response. But if the Government loses they don’t have to appoint a new member from the UNP to lead the party. If that happens these groups would have a good chance to work towards their goal and topple the Government in 2020,”he added.
PM is not at fault
Terrance Purasinghe, Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Sri Jayawardenapura University, said that there was no need for a no confidence motion to be brought in. “The Government has already taken action against the alleged Bond Scam and the perpetrators were in the process of being identified and brought before the law.
If the Government loses this motion, they should get rid of the SLFP group. If it is won the Govt. should fulfill its promises.
The Prime Minister is not at fault at this point. Actually the confidence of those who have brought in this motion should be questioned because they have been charged of various allegations in relation to corrupt practices. If the Government loses this motion, they should get rid of the SLFP group. If it is won the Government should fulfill the promises it made back in January 2015. There have been certain allegations regarding the Government and the time has come for them to take the necessary actions,”said Purasinghe.
It was an unnecessary move
Airing his views regarding the no confidence motion Dr. Chandana Aluthge, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Colombo, said that the present Government has made a mandate of five years.
The present Government seems to be working on several issues at the moment. No Government can fully satisfy its citizens, but some communities are happy
“The present Government seems to be working on several issues at the moment. No Government can fully satisfy its citizens, but some communities are happy. As a citizen I feel that this motion is an unnecessary move and it has put unwanted pressure on the Government. It’s also giving out a negative message to foreign investors and those working closely with regard to economic matters. I too want the Government to win, but if it loses, there would be a power struggle. Unwanted people would be elected to office and many complexities may arise.”he said.