Camelia Nathaniel and Amali Mallawarachchi
Parliamentary party leaders yesterday decided to withdraw the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against United National Front (UNF) MP and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen from the Order Paper following the latter’s resignation from his Cabinet ministerial post.
The NCM debate against Bathiudeen was scheduled to be taken up on June 18 and 19.
The Joint Opposition (JO) handed over the NCM against Bathiudeen on May 16, based on allegations that he had supported the extremists who carried out the Easter Sunday terror attack.
JVP No Confidence Motion Against Govt To be Debated on July 9 and 10
The debate on the No Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against the government by the JVP, will be taken up for debate on July 9 and 10.
It was decided at the Party Leaders meeting held yesterday to have two full days allocated for the debate and call for a vote at 6.00 pm on July 10.
The Party Leaders meeting was held yesterday at the Parliament Complex under the leadership of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
It was also decided at the Party Leaders meeting to have an adjournment debate regarding the country’s current situation and national security on June 7.
The decision to have the adjournment debate was made based on a request made by the Chief Opposition Organiser MP Mahinda Amaraweera