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* Debate on no-confidence motion against government stalled with no quorum in parliament
Wed, Jul 10, 2019, 10:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: The debate on the no-confidence motion against the government presented by the opposition party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in parliament was stalled for lack of quorum as opposition MPs were no present.

The Parliament on Wednesday began debating the no-confidence motion against the government presented by the JVP for failing to prevent Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

The JVP Leader Anura Dissanayaka presenting the no-confidence motion said the government had information regarding the attack but did not take adequate measures to prevent the attack nor did it warn the public regarding the imminent carnage.

Dissanayake said such a government is incapable of providing security to the general public and is not suitable to administer the country.

He added that all patriotic MPs in Parliament should vote for the no-confidence motion and defeat the government.

However, there was an issue about the quorum in Parliament today due to the absence of the opposition members in the chamber to comment on a motion presented by the opposition.

Although the ministers and MPs of the government were present, the debate was stopped due to the absence of opposition speakers.

Debate and the subsequent voting on the motion is expected on Thursday.


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