SJB throws down the gauntlet; no-confidence against Gammanpila on fuel hike

SJB throws down the gauntlet; no-confidence against Gammanpila on fuel hike

SJB throws down the gauntlet; no-confidence against Gammanpila on fuel hike

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Jun, 2021 | 4:55 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Samagi Jana Blavegaya on Wednesday (16) signed a motion of no confidence against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila over the fuel price hike.

In a letter to Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the SJB noted that according to the constitution the cabinet of ministers are answerable to the parliament, however, according to a statement made by the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna the Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila had taken measures to increase fuel prices without cabinet approval.

The SJB noted that Parliament and the public were not informed of the profits made by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Government by maintaining fuel prices at a high, while global market prices dropped since January 2020.

 

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