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UNP submits no-confidence motion against MR

2 November 2018 05:56 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP today handed over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

UNP MP Lakhsman Kiriella told Daily Mirror that he signed the motion as the Leader of the House before handing it over to the Speaker. He said the motion states that, “In terms of Articles 46(1) and 48 of the Constitution, the Office of Prime Minister becomes vacant only if he dies, resigns, ceases to be a Member of Parliament (by removal or otherwise), or if the Government's Policy statement or the Budget was defeated or if the government loses a no-confidence motion against it”.

He said as such the House had no confidence in the Prime Minister appointed recently. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 31

  • Amara Friday, 02 November 2018 06:08 PM

    Look like PM MR will break PM Wijeyananda Dahanayake's record for shortest serving PM of Sri Lanka.

    shairaz Friday, 02 November 2018 10:20 PM

    1. 1st president to lose a presidential election.2. 1st president in history, became a MP.3. now hope he will keep this record and make a hat-trick.

    Hi Friday, 02 November 2018 06:12 PM

    First of all Srilanka doesn’t have a proper constitution, had so many loopholes. Every one is playing and manipulating the constitution according to their wish

    ajith Friday, 02 November 2018 06:34 PM

    in that case populary directly elected president's wishes right or wrong prevails

    Scooby Doo Friday, 02 November 2018 06:49 PM

    It should be revised but abive all we the people should elect leaders who respect the law not peanut lovers.

    Megan Friday, 02 November 2018 07:03 PM

    B... S...

    Harini Friday, 02 November 2018 09:33 PM

    Scooby Doo - "we the people" are not just those living in Colombo and their kith and kin. There are other people beyond Colombo's dreamy illusory bubble, believe it or not.

    Jaya jaya Friday, 02 November 2018 06:16 PM

    Great job welldone!

    Ronnie Friday, 02 November 2018 06:30 PM

    Impeach the president also! He is a joke and a turncoat

    Jaya Friday, 02 November 2018 06:53 PM

    Idiots ! This is what MR wants. He wants to get defeated as the prime minister from parliament and then get a fresh election. good luck.

    sorry Friday, 02 November 2018 09:15 PM

    No. Removing the PM won't dissolve the parliament.

    will Saturday, 03 November 2018 05:55 PM

    If UNP,challenges the issue in supreme courts,it's doubtful the result would supportive as you wish,current trend in the country is highly positive for MR,so in both cases MR be the winner,only thing UNP can do is find the verbal support of west

    Niv Friday, 02 November 2018 07:02 PM

    At last. UNP finally behaving like men.

    Unchikun Friday, 02 November 2018 07:04 PM

    Good to keep the illogical cash flowing,

    mnsmart Friday, 02 November 2018 07:10 PM

    So the UNP has accepted MR as the PM?

    Hari Mani Friday, 02 November 2018 09:24 PM

    Any other alternative in a corrupt system? Sometimes better to accept the reality and take action..

    Gayan Friday, 02 November 2018 10:11 PM

    The real fight is now for opposition leadership. TNA and UNP both wants it.

    Eiffel Saturday, 03 November 2018 09:07 PM

    Comply and complain

    Sinha Friday, 02 November 2018 07:52 PM

    This shows that UNPers do not have real guidance. If the put forward NC against MR that's means they accepted that he is the current PM.

    Kamal Ananda Friday, 02 November 2018 08:44 PM

    So the UNP colombans submitted a no confidence motion against the leader who has MOST confidence among Sri Lankans today. No wonder UNPers are eternal loosers.

    TONY Friday, 02 November 2018 09:44 PM


    Kurt Nielsen--Dharmaratne Friday, 02 November 2018 10:03 PM

    Immature behaviour where both sides seem for years to have been caring more about personal prestige

    Upali Friday, 02 November 2018 10:18 PM

    Of course new constitution has loopholes I believe or translation to English is not correct or lawmakers are not educated enough to understand the contents In future At least President, Prime minister and Speaker Must be fluent in 2 languages.

    Boys from Collierswood Friday, 02 November 2018 10:19 PM

    We want Rajapakses family together Maithiri family to run down the country. Maithir is the uneducated idiot to appoint his rival and corrupted man to become the PM. MR would have killed MS had he won the election in 2015. MS needs his brain to be checked up.

    will Saturday, 03 November 2018 06:03 PM

    We are moving very fast towards to have parlimentary election,chances are high for MR to be the elected PM,in the other hand quite number of corrpt fellows will loose their representation and first timers will not get their unworthy pin padiya

    Mihilal Fernando Saturday, 03 November 2018 06:04 PM

    Maithree has done the Greatest betrayal in Sri Lankan Political history. MR will be there only for 2 weeks.Sri Lanka is fortunate to get rid of MR in a short time to avoid his mischievous and undemocratic acts MAITHREE PALANAYAK AND YAHAPANAYAK has become a standing joke.Who will approve the illegal and undemocratic acts of MR ?

    Valan Saturday, 03 November 2018 07:31 PM

    UNP is going to get a white VAN!

    seqi Sunday, 04 November 2018 03:38 PM

    With GL Pieris at his side in a recent brief interview.....his squeeky voice and guilty look was a give away. Not the confident man we used to know as President Mahindha Rajapakshas....... definitely a scam is in play.....and as with the recent Saudi Princes murder of journalist Khashoggi....for all the world to see. Shame, shame go away..come another day...all now are shameless, hypocritical heathens.

    nimal Tuesday, 06 November 2018 03:10 PM


    Dinu Wednesday, 07 November 2018 01:25 PM

    FromMy point of view , Main reason for this turmoil is, postponding election , there would not have such chaotic situation in the country if former governors did election well T

    Samson Wednesday, 07 November 2018 01:40 PM

    It is important that we first get rid of the uneducated man, then RW and let the house decide on the immediate future.

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