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 party ally to abstain from voting on no-confidence motion against government
Tue, May 20, 2014, 09:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 20, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka's ruling party, the National Freedom Front (NFF) has decided to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion against the government submitted by the main opposition United National Party (UNP).

The Media Spokesman of the party and former MP Mohammad Muzammil said that the parliamentarians of the party lead by Minister Wimal Weerawansa will not participate in the no confidence motion debate as well.

The no-confidence motion brought against the Government by the UNP is scheduled to be taken up for debate today and tomorrow.

The UNP handed over the no confidence motion to parliament signed by 26 MPs on February 21st highlighting the government's incompetency in curbing drug trafficking and asking to reveal the state politicians supporting heroin and ethanol imports.

The opposition party 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 NFF along with another coalition party, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), have been on the fence on their support to the government on the no-confidence motion.

Media spokesman of the JHU Nishaantha Sri Varnasinghe told media that his party met yesterday to discuss its voting but was not able to reach consensus on a decision.

The JHU is expected to meet again today to take a decision on the no-confidence motion.

The other minor opposition parties, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and Tamil National Alliance have not yet declared their stances on the motion.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan business delegation to participate in World of Food India
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to release 1,400 prisoners to mark Vesak Day
-- [9 hours ago]
Iranian national falls to death in Sri Lanka
Private hospitals in Sri Lanka directed to issue comprehensive bills to patients
Sri Lankan President pleased with the conditions at Ampara Hospital
International Arbitration Centre to be opened in Sri Lanka this week
Tamil Diaspora organization commends Sri Lanka leadership for adopting 19th Amendment
Soldier breached Sri Lankan President's security arrested
US Secretary of State meets Sri Lanka's Tamil Leaders
Sri Lanka begins to celebrate largest Buddhist festival today

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.