Written by Zulfick Farzan
17 May, 2022 | 1:14 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders and debate the Motion expressing displeasure over the President as a matter of urgency, rejected in Parliament by a majority vote on Tuesday (17).
TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran proposed to suspend Standing Orders to take up the motion expressing displeasure over the President, as a matter of urgency, and the motion was seconded by Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Lakshman Kiriella.
Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena opposed the attempt to move this motion and requested the speaker to declare a vote before proceeding with the motion.
The Government obtained 119 votes, and the opposition obtained 68 votes, and thus the motion was defeated.
Notably, newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also voted against the motion,.
To debate the censure motion against President @GotabayaR by suspending standing orders, @ParliamentLK vote was taken. It was defeated 119 to 68. It is obvious that #GoHomeGota2022 cry across #SriLanka is rejected by @PodujanaParty allies including the new PM. Farce! pic.twitter.com/Lb5PHyMimh
— Harsha de Silva (@HarshadeSilvaMP) May 17, 2022
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