Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Speaker to inform the decision of the no confidence motion to the President
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 01:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 14, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will inform the President on the decision taken by the parliament on the no-confidence motion presented against the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the government, the Speaker's Media Office said.

Sri Lanka Parliament met at 10.00 am today (2018.11.14) in accordance with the extraordinary gazette notification no. 2095/50 dated 04.11.2018 issued by the President.

Following the general announcements by the Speaker, TNA Member of Parliament MA Sumanthiran has proposed to halt the Standing Orders in order to proceed with other matters. A vote was taken and a majority had agreed halting Standing Orders.

Subsequently, JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath submitted a motion of no-confidence against the government. They have suggested that the opinion of the House should be discussed today.

At that time, the opposition has asked for a split and the Speaker has ordered the voting on the no-confidence motion. A majority has voted in support of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister and the UPFA government

Accordingly, the Speaker has announced that the no confidence motion was passed by the majority.

Following the announcement, MP Lakshman Kiriella has proposed to adjourn parliament until 10 am tomorrow (15) and the assembly has agreed to adjourn.

Accordingly, the Speaker will send the President Maithripala Sirisena a copy of the no-confidence motion and its decision along with the copy of the document with signatures of 122 parliamentarians declaring that the appointment of the Prime Minister and the cabinet by the President was against the Constitution, for the President to take further actions constitutionally.

Copy of the no-confidence motion:


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Registration of chainsaw machines from tomorrow
-- [8 hours ago]
ADB approves $ 50 mn loan to Sri Lanka's RDB to provide credit to small rural enterprises
-- [8 hours ago]
Indian Coast Guard apprehends 25 Sri Lankan fishermen
-- [8 hours ago]
Passenger and cargo ferry service to be commenced between Southern India and Northern Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Milk Powder is not an issue for political platform - Health Minister
Sri Lanka's leading apparel exporter Brandix goes 'live' with Centric PLM solution
Pakistan offers numerous scholarship opportunities for Sri Lankan students
Minister Ranjan Ramanayake says list of 24 MPs using drugs handed over to Speaker
France supports Sri Lanka's fisheries sector to cut post-harvest losses
Speaker to table the committee report on disorderly conduct in parliament on Friday

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.