Nov 18, 2018

Approval for vote of accounts in doubt

Cabinet approval for a vote of account for the first quarter of 2019 prior to its being tabled in parliament is in doubt due to speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s refusal to recognize the cabinet of ministers, reports say.

Finance ministry sources say a vote of account will be formulated in view of the prevailing political uncertainty.

Passage of a vote of accounts is not possible, as 122 MPs in the opposition have handed in a no-confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa.