JO submits no-faith motion against Musthapha

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  • The motion signed by 13 JO members said they no-longer had any confidence in the minister and urged him to resign. 
  • The motion stated that minister Musthapha had failed to conduct the LG polls in the wake of the Elections Commission taking steps to hold the elections
  • There would be a breakdown in the provincial administrative system if the much-postponed elections to the local authorities were not held
  • The JO had requested the Speaker to take up the motion for debate as soon as possible

 

 

MB_6By Ajith Siriwardana   

The joint opposition yesterday handed over, to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, a no-confidence motion against Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha. 

The motion signed by 13 JO members stated that minister Mustapha should resign from his post as he had failed to conduct the LG polls in the wake of the Elections Commission taking steps to hold the elections after the minister authorized it to do so.   


The 13 signatories, who included JO MPs Dinesh Gunawardena, Chamal Rajapaksa, Bandula Gunawardena, Ranjith Zoysa, Roshan Ranasinghe, Wimalaweera Dissanayake, Padma Udayashantha Gunasekara, Udaya Gammanpila, Vijitha Berugoda, Dikum Amunugama, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardhane, Sisira Jayakody and Janaka Wakkumbura, said they no-longer had any confidence in the minister and urged him to resign.   


JO MP Sisira Jayakody said there would be a breakdown in the provincial administrative system of the country if the much-postponed elections to the local authorities were not held.   


He told media that the JO had requested the Speaker to take up the motion for debate as soon as possible because by delaying the motion would only play into the hands of those who were keen on postponing the elections.   

The motion signed by 13 JO members stated that minister Mustapha should resign from his post as he had failed to conduct the LG polls in the wake of the EC taking steps to hold the elections after the minister authorized it to do so

 


 

JVP also to submit motion against Musthapha 

 

  • Delimitation gazette had proved that the minister had not carried out his duties properly
  • They could not accept the fact that the minister was unaware about the legalitie

 

jgjBy Ajith Siriwardana 


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday they would hand over a no-confidence motion to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya against Provincial Councils and Local government Minister 
Faizer Mustapha today. 

 

 JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told the media at the parliamentary complex that the stay-order on the delimitation gazette had proved that the minister had not carried out his duties properly.   


He said the delimitation committee was appointed by the minister under the powers vested in him and added that if the committee had acted beyond its powers, it was not ethical for the minister to gazette a report prepared by it.   
Mr. Dissanayake said they could not accept the fact that the minister was unaware about the legalities because he was a President’s Counsel.   


“This is something done purposely to delay the elections”, he said and when asked if they supported the joint opposition’s no-coincidence motion, he said they would have to first take a look at the contents of their no-faith motion.   

 


 

Resign: UNP back-benchers tell Musthapha

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  • The minister should resign and sit at the back row as an ordinary MP
  • UNP was not in control of the local bodies. We are waiting to show our powers

 

Untitled-1By Ajith Siriwardana   

UNP back bench parliamentarians yesterday challenged Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Musthapha to resign from his portfolio before the gazette on delimitation was proved incorrect.   

 

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardhane told a news conference held at the parliament complex that the minister should resign and sit at the back row as an ordinary MP.   


He said the UNP was ready to join any force to win the elections as claimed by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake.   


MP said it was the SLFP and the joint opposition who wanted to postpone the elections.   


He said the SLFP leaders and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa, Dilan Perera and Nimal Siripala De Silva were doing a deal to join the SLFP, UPFA and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and that it was they who were delaying the election till the deal was done.   


“That is their dream. We cannot wait till they join the opposition. The President has powers to hold the elections. UNP was not in control of the local bodies for the past 20 years. We are waiting to show our powers. It is unreasonable to taint our hopes,” he said.   

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