NCM vague, says TNA

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image_1522853499-f015e959a7By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwadana

Without spelling out his party’s position on the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan disputed the contents of the motion and said the allegations against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were vague.

Mr Sampanthan, who is also the Opposition Leader, told Parliament that there were issues pertaining to the NCM.

He said that however, the allegations in the motion were vague.

“The allegations are mainly based on the bond scam. No investigations have revealed that the Prime Minister is directly involved in it, while there is an issue in timing as the scam had taken place three years ago,” he said.
At the same time, he said the incumbent Government had failed to work according to the mandate, which President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe got in 2015.

This he said was why SLPP fared better at the Local Government Elections.

He said the Government should go ahead with the Constitutional Reforms and bring about reconciliation.

“We turned this House into a Constituent Assembly and the six Sub Committees of the Steering Committee had come out with their proposals. Let us work on it and bring in peace and reconciliation,” he added.

He said the NCM was a conspiracy and the next step of it would be an Impeachment Motion against the President.