Aug 05, 2017

Mahinda refuses to vote against Ravi (video) Featured

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that he would not vote in favour of the no confidence motion brought against Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

He said after entering parliament this time, he has never given his vote at any instance.

He said this in Beruwela today (05) in response to a question posed by journalists regarding the no confidence motion to be brought against Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

When asked about the reports that the President had asked Karunanayake to resign and Karunanayake’s denial that no such request was made by the President, Rajapaksa said he had no idea as to who was telling the truth.

When media personnel asked him about the signing of the no confidence motion he said there was no requirement for all to sign it.

He pointed out that what was most important was not his opinion but the opinion of the people.

Rajapaksa’s statement can be viewed through the link below:

Decision before the no confidence motion!

Meanwhile, the UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said today (05) that before the Joint Opposition brings in a no confidence motion against Minister Ravi Karunanayake, the government would take a decision regarding the current situation.

He said the SLFP members representing the government as well as a group of UNP ministers have requested Minister Ravi Karunanayake to resign.

Collective agreement:

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the UNP Kabir Hashim subsequent to participating in a dengue eradication programme in Mawanella said the good governance government always adheres to legitimate methods and as such they would discuss and come to a collective agreement on the course of action to be taken in the case of Ravi Karunanayake.