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‘Only NCM against PM brought in different way’

Nadira Gunatilleke

“How come a new procedure is implemented only for the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, while one common procedure followed for all the other No Confidence Motions in the past?” MP Kanchana Wijesekara asked.

He was addressing a press conference at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headquarters at Battaramulla yesterday.

He said the NCM against the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over on March 21, 2015 and it was taken for the debate on April 4, two weeks after the motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was handed over on November 14 and taken a vote on November 14 after 10 minutes.

MP Wijesekara said that no debate was there like the debate held for the NCM against the former PM. No proper vote was taken. Another NCM was handed over against the former Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake on August 3, 2017, but it was not taken for the debate until he resigns from his post.

Yet another NCM was handed over against the former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on March 24, 2016, and it was taken for the debate on June 9, 2016, after two and half months but not in two weeks or two minutes, he said.

Another NCM was handed over against the former Health Minister on August 24, 2017, but it was not taken for the debate yet, he said.

 


 

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