Ranil votes with government to defeat motion

Ranil votes with government to defeat motion in Parliament

by Zulfick Farzan 17-05-2022 | 2:27 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has voted in Parliament to support the ruling faction to defeat a motion on moving forward the motion expressing displeasure against the President.

The proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders and debate the Motion expressing displeasure over the President as a matter of urgency, rejected in Parliament by a majority vote on Tuesday (17).

TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran proposed to suspend Standing Orders to take up the motion expressing displeasure over the President, as a matter of urgency, and the motion was seconded by Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Lakshman Kiriella.

Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena opposed the attempt to move this motion and requested the speaker to declare a vote before proceeding with the motion.

The Government obtained 119 votes, and the opposition obtained 68 votes, and thus the motion was defeated.

Notably, newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also voted against the motion,.