Speaker explains the events that transpired in parliament

Speaker explains the events that transpired in parliament

Speaker explains the events that transpired in parliament

Written by Staff Writer

14 Nov, 2018 | 2:37 pm

Colombo (News1st) – The speaker’s media unit issuing a release notes that a copy of the No Confidence Motion and the decision reached by Parliament have been sent to President Maithripala Sirisena.

A copy of a letter signed by 122 members of parliament which stated that the Cabinet and the Prime Minister appointed by the President are in violation of the constitution, has also been forwarded to the President.

The release noted that copies of these letters and documents were sent to the president in order to facilitate the next course of action in line with the constitution.

Parliament convened at 10am today (Nov 14) in accordance with gazettee number 2095/50 which was issued by the president. Following the general announcements being made by the Speaker, TNA MP M. A. Sumandiran submitted a proposal to suspend standing orders.

The release notes that thereafter members of the JVP (Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Vijitha Herath) submitted a no-confidence motion against the Government. The JVP members had called on the Speaker to inquire into the opinion of the house during today’s parliamentary session.  The release adds that a vote was held on the NCM and a majority of the members who were present in Parliament voted in support of the NCM.

Thereafter MP Lakshman Kiriella had proposed that the parliamentary session be adjourned till 10 am tomorrow (Nov 15)

 

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