Possibility of withdrawing No confidence Motion against Ravi Karunanayake Exist

Possibility of withdrawing No confidence Motion against Ravi Karunanayake Exist

No confidence motion signed by 44 UPFA MPs will not be taken for debate for about two months in

parliament, Parliamentary sources revealed.

Considering the delay in taking it for debate and their inability to get it passed, their thinking is to

withdraw it,

Government is confident of defeating it. Therefore decided not to take it immediately and waste

valuable parliamentary time at this crucial juncture, where Budget is being debated. No confidence

motion signed by 44 UPFA MPs was handed over to the Speaker on Friday, 27th Novemer.2015.

Ravi Karunanayake was ready to face this no confidence motion.

When enquired about the debate on no confidence motion, Secretary General of Parliament said that

there is no time space in the near future to schedule it because of the budget debate and other items

already scheduled in Agenda. Further, no confidence motion will have to go through several

parliamentary process before fixing a day / dates for debate. Hence, most probably possibility of

scheduling and taking it for debate after two months is somewhat possible. However, it depends on

political developments that will take place during this two months period.

It is relevant to mention here that no confidence motion brought against Prime Minister during 100 days

Governance lapsed on dissolving Parliament before it was taken for discussion.

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