Ranil’s amendments to no-confidence motion cannot be accepted – Speaker

Ranil’s amendments to no-confidence motion cannot be accepted – Speaker

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:42 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Tuesday (20) said the proposed amendments to the no-confidence motion against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila by UNP Leader and National List MP Ranil Wickremesinghe cannot be accepted.

On Monday (19) Former Prime Minister and UNP National List MP Ranil Wickremesinghe proposed an amendment to the No-Confidence Motion tabled against Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

In accordance with Standing Order 43, the MP gave Notice of the following amendments to the Motion of no-confidence in Minister Gammanpila

1. In line 37, delete the word “Energy” and add the words “Energy and all other Ministers in the Cabinet”.

2. In line 37, delete the words “Cabinet Minister” and add the words “Cabinet Ministers”

Wickremesinghe pointed out that ‘this Parliament resolves that it has no confidence in the competence of Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila and all other Ministers in the Cabinet to function as Cabinet Ministers any longer.’

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