No-confidence motion was passed unlawfully – Rajika Kodithuwakku

No-confidence motion was passed unlawfully – Rajika Kodithuwakku

Written by Staff Writer

18 Nov, 2018 | 8:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Addressing an event in Kesbewa yesterday, SLFP organiser Attorney at law Rajika Kodithuwakku stated that the main aim of politics is to remain in power and in order to accomplish this there are never any constant friends or foes.

However, he continued to say that the status quo in parliament is completely unacceptable and that as a lawyer he does not approve it adding that if the ruling party does not have the 113 majority that is required, they need to be able to relinquish power.

Kodithuwakku was also critical of the recent actions of the speaker. He explained that it is the duty of the Speaker to act in accordance with standing orders as he reminded the public that two No confidence motions submitted by their party, against Ravi Karunanayake and Rajitha Senaratne, never even made it into the order paper of the Parliament.

“According to Parliamentary tradition, such a no-confidence motion should be entered into the order paper. The people then have a right to challenge it within seven days at the supreme court after which it will be taken up for debate” he added.

The SLFP organizer for Kesbewa said that the current Speaker has become so efficient that he was able to take up the no-confidence motion within a period of 24 hours adding that regardless of whatever ties he has with his party that as law-abiding citizens they expect procedures to be carried out lawfully.

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