5th April 2018

Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion

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Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion Vote In Parliament Reveals Mannar MP Selvam Adaikkalanathan. By Dinasena Ratugamage Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Selvam Addaikalanathan yesterday said that UNP leader and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had accepted ten of its proposals in return for the group’s backing for him to defeat the No Confidence Motion (NCM) moved by the Joint Opposition. The TELO MP, representing the TNA, said that there had been a heated argument and tension when PM Wickremesinghe at the onset of the meeting between the UNP and the TNA turned down those proposals. Addikalanathan said that they had been able to reach a consensus on ten proposals subsequently. The following […]

Maithiri has betrayed both the SLFP and the UNP cries Rajapaksha

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Hambantota MP Namal Rajapaksa Flays Maithripala Sirisena as a Habitual Betrayer Who Has Now Betrayed Both the UNP and SLFP In the No Confidence Motion Issue. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s legislator son Namal fathered the failure to topple Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on President Maithripala Sirisena, hours after a humiliation in the national parliament. “President Sirisena’s habit of betrayal proven again at the no confidence motion. First he encouraged SLFP members to support it and then backs off. He has betrayed both the SLFP and the UNP,” a livid Namal Rajapaksa tweeted after the vote. The Joint Opposition (JO) led by Mahinda Rajapaksa had hoped to topple Wickremesinghe at Wednesday’s no-confidence vote after Sirisena had asked his faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) […]

Mahinda banking on 27 UNP MPs to support him was in for a huge disappointment + President Sirisena and the SLFP had ‘let us down’.

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A set back to the Mahinda Rajapaksa camp Parliament yesterday reinforced the confidence on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeating the Joint Opposition (JO) sponsored No-Confidence Motion against him with a comfortable majority. At the end of a 12-hour marathon debate, the Premier clinched the vote by a majority of 46 votes with 122 MPs voting against the No-Confidence motion and 76 voting for it at a division taken by name. The division was called by Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella. The Government members vigorously thumped their desks to express their pleasure as Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced the final results at around 10 PM with 16 SLFP MPs voting in favour, while 25 SLFP members were absent at the time of the voting Contrary to […]

Royal victory for Ranil

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By Skandha Gunasekara and Ashwin Hemmathagama Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe yesterday emerged victorious after he managed to decisively defeat the much anticipated No-Confidence Motion with a comprehensive majority of 46 votes and will meet President Maithripala Sirisena today to decide the future of the government. At the conclusion of a full day debate of nearly 12 hours Speaker Karu Jayasuriya moved the House for a vote on the motion. The motion against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe received 76 votes in favour and 122 votes against at a division by name. The division was called by Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella. A total of 26 MP were absent for the vote. Among  them were two signatories to NCM Nishantha Muthuhettigama and Karder Musthan. The UNF […]

TNA, SLMC support PM en bloc

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Ranil scuttles no-faith bid * UNP musters 122 and majority of 46 * JO, 15 SLFP MPs loyal to Prez back motion * JVP votes against Ranil, flays Rajapaksas * TNA, SLMC support PM en bloc * Wijeyadasa, Ranga, Wasantha fall in line * 25 of Maithri loyalists, Rathana Thera abstain * SLFP ministers who backed motion won’t resign April 5, 2018, 1:15 am By Saman Indrajith, Rathindra Kuruwita and Revata S Silva The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, for his alleged involvement in treasury bond scams and failure to act promptly to contain ethnic violence in Ampara and Kandy, was defeated in Parliament yesterday with a majority of 46 votes. At the end of a full day debate from 10 am to […]

Susil hints at senior SLFP MPs leave the Government.

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n a hard-hitting speech, senior SLFP Parliamentarian and Science, Technology and Research Minister Susil Premajayantha challenged the Government to maintain the Unity Government if senior SLFP MPs leave the Government. The Minister made this remark while taking part in yesterday’s (4 April) debate on the No-Confidence Motion. SLFP Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara too said he had no qualms over vacating his ministerial position. “The SLFP General Secretary cannot represent the party alone in a coalition government,” the Minister said, charging that the coalition will cease to exist if SLFP stalwarts such as Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, John Seneviratne, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Dilan Perera and himself leave the Government. He lashed out at President Maithripala Sirisena for removing himself from the post of UPFA General Secretary […]

PM thanks supportive MPs, admits shortcomings, vows to strengthen Govt. and UNP

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (4 April) expressed his gratitude to all the Parliamentarians who helped to defeat the Motion of No-Confidence which was brought against him and the Government. Speaking to the UNP MPs in the presence of media at the Parliament Complex following the vote on the motion, he stated that it was a significant victory and that he will not forget their service. “We now have to start a new journey. As a Government, we have to proceed with our work much more rapidly along with the message we received on February 10,” the UNP leader said. He stated that the Government has a duty to be more close to the people of the country and that they have to move forward […]