Not even Mahinda is confident about the no-confidence motion - Kiriella Not even Mahinda is confident about the no-confidence motion - Kiriella
Mar 21, 2018

‘Mahinda knows no-faith motion will be defeated’ Featured

The joint opposition moved no-confidence motion against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is certain to be defeated, says leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella.

Not even ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa has any confidence about the no-confidence motion, going by the fact that he has not signed the document, and the joint opposition and a minority in the SLFP cannot even think of winning it, Kiriella said.

He also said any SLFP minister found to have signed it would lose his portfolio as per parliamentary tradition.

MS2 600Mahinda and the JO MPs with the speaker

The no-confidence motion handed over to the speaker this afternoon has the signatures of the government members T.B. Ekanayake, Nishantha Muthuhettigama, Susantha Punchi Nilame and Cader Masthan.

Reports say it has the signatures 55 MPs.

The JO says the ex-president did not sign the document, but that he led the team that handed it over to the speaker.

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