Written by Staff Writer
04 Jun, 2015 | 10:10 pm
A group of UPFA MPs say that the No-Confidence Motion bearing the signatures of 113 MPs will be submitted to the Speaker swiftly.
They stated that the JVP has accused them of dividing into groups and working with disregard to the needs of the people.
A special sitting of parliament was convened on Wednesday to secure approval for the three civil society representatives for the constitutional council established by the 19th Amendment. The house was adjourned without the matter being debated.
While the opposition raised primary objections to the nominees, it also voiced its displeasure over the nomination of two ministers.
Meanwhile, UPFA MPs who had been meeting at the Abhayarama, addressed the media at the Opposition Leader’s Office on Thursday, June 4.
UPFA MP Manusha Nanayakkara stated that they are prepared to adopt the 20th Amendment, as proposed by President Sirisena and added that they are prepared to form their government.
He went on to note that there is no need to bring Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva through a backdoor. He said:
He is not unqualified. They are prepared to appoint him, adopt the 20th amendment and fulfill the promise that was made to the country.
He further added that this is the first time in history that a majority of 113 have signed a No Confidence Motion and are in the process of submitting it.
Minister of Housing and Samurdhi, Sajith Premadasa stated that his friends are two groups in parliament – one that supports good governance and the other prefers kleptocracy. It is the section that favours kleptocracy that says that it is alright to postpone the appointment of the constitutional council.
He went on to note that they are trying to take as much time as possible to sabotage the principles of good governance, and to rule the judiciary and police of this country. It is not the 6.2 million that is raising a voice today, it is the defeated 5.8 million. What sort of a joke is this? How shameful is it for the country? asked Sajith Premadasa.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that all he does is go to the temple. He stated that he has not got on the political stage as he does not know where he will stand when he does. He said that they are trying to force him to get on stage and went on to state that it is with much difficulty that he is escaping these persuasions.
He added that electricity and water supply is being cut off. He stated that anger, hatred and jealousy must be eradicated from the minds of the leaders and a true era of compassion must dawn.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva stated that the loyalists of Mahinda Rajapaksa want to ensure that nothing happens in parliament and that anarchy is maintained there. They think that the background needed for them to takeover some sort of power, will only be created through this anarchy.
Tilvin Silva said that the SLFP is making calculations; the party is split and they want to see how they can rescue it. As a result of each of these people acting on their narrow agendas, the needs and aspirations of the common people are neglected.
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