UPFA insists on debate on RW

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By Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) asserted in Parliament yesterday that it would not withdraw the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at any cost though the government had made different statements in this respect.

At the com6mencement of the day’s business, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardane said Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith P. Perera had commented to the media that it had been agreed to withdraw the motion.

He said such remarks amounted to breach of privilege of MPs, who placed their signatures to it.

However, Mr. Gunawardane said the motion had been handed over to the Parliamentary authorities with 112 signatures, and it would not be withdrawn. Instead, he insisted for a date to debate it.

Besides, UPFA MP Prof. G.L. Peiris said the most important thing for the government was to enjoy the confidence of Parliament.
Prof. Peiris said the no-confidence motion had been brought against the head of the government.

He said Parliament had to accept or reject it.

National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa and UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane also insisted for a date to debate it as early as possible.

“We patiently waited till the end of the 100-day period of the government,” he said.