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::

* No-confidence motion against Sri Lankan government defeated by a majority of 94 votes
Wed, May 21, 2014, 11:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 21, Colombo: The No confidence motion presented against the Sri Lankan government by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) was defeated in the parliament today after two-days of debating.

The motion was defeated by a majority of 94 votes with 151 members voting against the motion and only 57 members voting for the motion.

The UNP, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Democratic National Alliance voted in support of the motion while government coalition parties, Jathika Hela Urumaya and National Freedom Front were absent.

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

Speaking for the government senior minister DEW Gunasekara said that the UNP has submitted a "childish, baseless" no confidence motion submitted targeting future elections and to achieve petty political objectives.

The narcotic problem is not something confined to Sri Lanka alone but at present it has become a regional as well as a global problem, he noted.

He informed parliament hat the countries in the region have entered in to pacts to curb the menace and the Sri Lankan government has also formulated necessary laws and regulations to curtail the narcotic menace.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
-- [1 hour and 5 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA
-- [1 hour and 48 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka main opposition welcomes Chinese President's visit
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka committed to full implementation of 13th Amendment, India says
India has non-diplomatic direct channels with Sri Lanka to tackle spying issue
Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Council meeting begins in Sri Lanka
British company Gemfields to mine sapphires in Sri Lanka
Nigerian lawmaker charges Sri Lankan airport authorities of harassing Nigerian family
Traffic restriction in Sri Lankan capital tomorrow due to Chinese President's arrival
Sri Lanka-China to negotiate on FTA during Chinese President's visit

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.