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
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.