“We didn’t have the majority in Parliament” – PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

“We didn’t have the majority in Parliament” – PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Written by Staff Writer

15 Jul, 2019 | 9:10 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe toured Jaffna today (July 15). The 125th-anniversary celebrations of the Jaffna Skanda Varodiya school was presided over by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Speaking at the event he noted;

“We came in the hope of finding a political solution, we discussed one. But unfortunately we didn’t have a majority in parliament, no one had the majority in parliament. So it dragged. But I would like to say that I, and my party, stand committed to devolution. And we will discuss it and implement a devolution which gives the type of powers you want which is acceptable to the Sinhalese, to the Muslims and others, a devolution based on it.”

Although it was stated that the Prime Minister does not have a majority in parliament, the motion of no-confidence presented against the government on the 4th of April 2018 was defeated by 42 votes.

Subsequently, when Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed as the Prime Minister on the 26th of October, the two motions of no-confidence brought against his government were also decided in favour of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The motion of no confidence brought against the government on the 11th of this month by the JVP was also won by Ranil Wickremesinghe by 27 votes.

Why is it that the government’s majority in parliament that comes into play when their power is at risk, not present when it comes to solving the issues of the general public?

Should it be reminded that the general public is intelligent enough to reject statements of this nature?

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