All party meeting ends in deadlock

All party meeting ends in deadlock

Written by Staff Writer

18 Nov, 2018 | 7:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The all-party conference convened at the presidential secretariat ended a short while ago in a deadlock.

President Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the meeting.

The UPFA and its constituent parties led by President Sirisena had requested that any No-Confidence Motion should be submitted under the correct parliamentary procedures.

However, the UNF had insisted that there are two possible processes for the passage of a No-Confidence Motion and the one they have followed is as valid as the one suggested by the President.

The UNF, therefore, insisted that both No-Confidence Motions passed in parliament last week were valid.

Speaking to News 1st soon afterwards, UNP MP Ajith P Perera stated that the UNF was ready to submit 113 signed affidavits tomorrow, proving its majority in parliament.

In what is clearly a political stalemate, UNF MP’s attending the meeting indicated that the party would submit a third No-Confidence Motion to Parliament tomorrow.

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