Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka ruling alliance party not to support opposition's no-confidence motion
Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 01:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka ruling alliance party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya says it will not back the main opposition United National Party's no-confidence motion against the Government on the drugs issue.

JHU member and Colombo District leader of Sri Lanka's governing party at the forthcoming Western Provincial Council election, Udaya Gammanpila says his party has no intention of supporting the opposition and working against the government in parliament.

The United National Party (UNP) last week handed over a no confidence motion to parliament against the government on the drug issue in the country.

The UNP has continuously spoken about the increase in the drug menace faced by the country and has urged the government to take action against the culprits including members of the government who are allegedly involved in the drug trade.

The Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga has suggested that the coalition partners JHU and the National Freedom Front (NFF) of the ruling alliance as well as its members who are raising the issue of drug trade to support the no-confidence motion.

Amaratunga said the UNP has given an opportunity to those who are genuinely interested in eliminating the heroin menace to voice their position in parliament.

"Those who are genuinely concerned about the deteriorating situation will support the motion and those playing politics with the issue will turn the other way," the Chief Opposition Whip said.

However Gammanpila has said that while the JHU is firm on its stand over the drugs issue it will not support any moves that aim to topple the government.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Pakistani national arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport with 5 Kg of heroin
-- [1 hour and 44 minutes ago]
Brexit effect on international financial markets a key channel of impact for Sri Lanka, trade chamber says
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to host meeting of Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement for Asia-Pacific in October
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission welcomes President's directives on arrests under PTA
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka investment promotion agency hosts leading Japanese business delegation
-- [5 hours ago]
Global movement urges Sri Lanka Army to release records of war 'surrendees'
Sri Lanka Central Bank releases results of Purchasing Managers' Index Survey
Sri Lankan PM says major part of taxes being spent on education
Sri Lanka will discuss setting up special courts for accountability with Tamil party and victims - FM
Over 400 Tamils to join Sri Lanka Police to be posted in North and East

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.