Speaker to determine fate of UNP No- Confidence Motion
Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara told Parliament yesterday that he would
inform the House today whether the UNP sponsored No-Confidence Motion
against the Government had lapsed or not.
This was sequel to a query raised by several UNP MPs as to why the
UNP’s No- Confidence Motion had not been included in yesterday’s Order
The Speaker informed the House that he would inquire from the
Secretary General of Parliament about the issue and will make a detail
statement to the House today (January 21).
Chief Government Whip Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that the UNP
had asked two days to debate the Motion and the Government agreed to
debate it within a day by allocating the total number of eight hours for
They walked out of Parliament on Thursday protesting against the
inclusion of the Debate in Friday’s Order Paper, stating that they will
not come to Parliament on Friday. However, they came to Parliament on
Friday but did not move the No- Confidence Motion, the Minister said.