Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne Sirisena and Mahinda, though one time clashed violently complaining that other is planning death, were both brought up in populism soaked in Sinhala racism against the upper class, English-speaking, liberal Ranil. This political division is fundamental and irreconcilable. At the bottom of it all was the surge of personal relations between Ranil and Sirisena. Given their class backgrounds, and also their political divisions which continues to have deep relevance in the country, was unavoidable. That means, the current crisis was written into the script, compelled by Sinhala fascism from the day Sirisena defeated incumbent ex-boss Mahinda in the presidential polls of January 2015. He grudgingly and swore in Ranil as Prime Minister in a politically amoral way as his action now has […]
14th November 2018
The motion of no-confidence submitted against Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe’s Government was passed in the Parliament today. JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake submitted the no-confidence motion before the Parliament, and MP Vijitha Herath seconded it. In addition to members of the United National Party, the Tamil National Alliance and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, several members from the United People’s Freedom Alliance have also signed the motion of no-confidence.
Mahinda Camp MP’s AHM Fowzie, Piyasena Gamage , Manusha Nanayakkara,Wasantha Senanayake and Vadivel Suresh Turn Against Mahinda Rajapaksa by Voting for No Confidence Motion Against Him. The United National Party confirmed that 122 MPs have signed the No Confidence Motion against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his purposed government. Apart from 102 MPs representing the UNP, the TNA, the JVP and several MPs who initially supported Sirisea-Rajapaksa alliance, namely Manusha Nanayakkara, Wasantha Senanayake, Vadiwel Suresh, Piyasena Gamage and A.H.M. Fowzie also supported the NCM against Rajapaksa. Continue reading ‘Mahinda Camp MP’s AHM Fowzie, Piyasena Gamage , Manusha Nanayakkara,Wasantha Senanayake and Vadivel Suresh Turn Against Mahinda Rajapaksa by Voting for No Confidence Motion Against Him.’ » 122 Out of 225 MP’s Sign No Confidence Motion […]
Ranil Wickremesinghe Confirms to Media that 122 MP’s Have Informed Speaker They Voted In Favour of No Confidence Motion Against Mahinda Rajapaksa UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said voice vote was taken by the Speaker on the No Confidence Motion submitted in Parliament against the Government and that 122 MPs informed the Speaker that they voted in favour of it. He told media that the NCM passed in Parliament with a majority could not be challenged and added that if anyone wanted to challenge the Speaker’s decision, they could move a resolution challenging his decision tomorrow. Continue reading ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe Confirms to Media that 122 MP’s Have Informed Speaker They Voted In Favour of No Confidence Motion Against Mahinda Rajapaksa’ »
The Mahinda group yesterday maintained that the Supreme Court’s interim order does not mean that the dissolution of parliament has been cancelled and said that it would request for a full-judge bench to hear the case. Addressing a hurriedly called news briefing last night at the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said respondents have a right to request for a full-judge bench comprising nine to 11 Judges to hear a case. “People should note that the Supreme Court has not yet made a final decision on the gazette issued by the President dissolving parliament. The final ruling will be made on December 7. There is no finality in the matter as of yet,” he said. A journalist said that if Mahinda group were […]
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya confirmed the No Confidence Morion against Mahinda Rajapksa and his purported government was passed in Parliament. The motion was presented by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and was taken up for a vote when Parliament convened this morning. the UNP, the JVP, the TNA, the TPA, the SLMC and the ACMC voted in favour of the No-Confidence Motion. The UPFA did not take part in the vote and vehemently protested the No Confidence process. Mahinda Rajapaksa walked out of the chamber soon after the NCM motion was moved. Following the vote in Parliament, all MPs representing the UNP, the TNA, the JVP, the SLMC and the ACMC signed a motion to the Speaker reconfirming their position on the No Confidence Vote. Through the motion, the […]
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya ruled today that the Mahinda group did not have the majority in Parliament. He gave the ruling after a no-confidence motion on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was taken for a vote when Parliament began sessions today. The Speaker calculated the votes based on the voices he heard as Mahinda group Parliamentarians disrupted the proceedings. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had handed over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today, JVP MP Vijitha Herath said. Speaking to the media after the Party leaders’ meeting, he said Prime Minister seat would be allocated for PM Mahinda Rajapaksa when Parliament meets today. United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa later told reporters that the Government clearly lost the floor test. He said that Prime Minister […]