Opposition confident no-confidence will pass

G.L-PeirisThe opposition today said it was confident the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will pass in Parliament.

Former Foreign Minister and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian, Professor G.L Peiris said that while 112 MPs had signed the motion, there are others who could not sign it and so the actual number in the end will be higher.

“Some of those who support the motion could not sign it because they did not get the opportunity. But they will sign it so the number will go up,” he said.

Peiris said that once the motion is passed with a Parliament majority, the cabinet and not Parliament, will be dissolved.

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena will then need to appoint a new Prime Minister who has the majority support of Parliament.

“From the time Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as Prime Minister he had a minority Government and not a majority,” he said.

Professor G.L Peiris also noted that the term of the current Parliament ends in 2016 and not this year.

But the President needs a Government and Prime Minister who has the confidence of Parliament to pass the 20th Amendment to the constitution.

Peiris also noted that the new Government has hurt China and relations with some other countries.

He said the concerns over the Port City Project should have been discussed with China and not make it a political issue.

The former Foreign Minister also noted that some comments allegedly made on Australia could hurt Sri Lanka’s relations with Australia. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. 1. Dr. Peiris, It is aboyut the time you retire! Remember yuou cound not keep West under control! It is not good enough to speak and complaint!

    2. Mr. Magala. It is about time you go on a diet before you make any more foreign trips! Yoy are giving a bad name to all Sri Lankans due to showing your face as if that of an avergae Sri Lankan!

  2. Ranil Wickremesinghe is the lowest leader this country has ever seen. He needed the opposition party member’s help to defeat the Rajapaksa government. Worse of all is he needs the white man’s support to keep his power. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga are victims of the West, but maithripala sirisena is a victim of Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chandrika Bandaranaike. Kumaratunga.

  3. This spinless dickhead GL is barking like an old dog.When he was the FM during the time of MR he shat on his own pants and could not settle any problems as an efficient FM like present day Mangala.It is high time that he would retire totally from Politics and think about his next life in hell or limbo.He will never go to Heaven for the
    mistakes he made as FM and stuffed the entire foreign service and put SL in dire straits with unqualified personnel like Sajin Was etc…This dog should be sent to political oblivian,

    • Joker Appuhamy, what made you to think Mangala is an efficient foreign Minister? What does he knows about the Western leaders who have been ruling the world for the last 700 years? He has fallen at the Americans feet as soon as he saw an Aircraft carrier. What else can we expect from a designer? Mangala was a graduate in Clothing Design and Technology from St. Martin’s School of Art in London. He served as a design consultant to the National Design Center of Sri Lanka prior to his political career. Do you think a designer can compete with the Western political intellectuals who have been ruling the world for the last 700 years?

  4. If the no confidence motion goes through the Parliament then the President should immediately dissolved the Parliament and go for an election. Further the President should resign his position and contest as the leader of a UNP-SLFP alliance and be elected as PM. Mahinda will not be able to contest for the Presidential post so there should be some one else. May be shobitha Thero should contest and become the President. This is the only way to cure the cancer which has been spread by the Rajapakse family.

  5. What he says is true. This government solely focused on condemning development projects started by MR regime has damaged relationship with strong China. Even developed countries like Australia put huge effort to maintain good relationship with china and attract investors.

  6. This is not about GL peris. It is about traitor Ranil. GL, we salute you sir. You are doing right thing. We like you because you doing right thing for your country. Ranil, UNP , CB and Sira are against the majority of Sinhalese and work for western forces and separatist TNA. They do not care about how we suffer during the war.people with GL and MR.

  7. You didn’t do anything during the previous regime and now u r talking bullshit go to hell GL people know who you are and what you are who gave you the title professor

  8. Hey pundal go to he’ll . Ranil was about to separate Sri Lanka in 2003. He is out of mind and should go home.

  9. So, it is clear that the so called useless Opposition to gain power again. That is because they want to safeguard “Raja” clan. There is nothing wrong with what government doing now. They cannot cure every wound done by previous regime. Only they can do – is plaster them for a while. GL – you failed in Moratuwa, failed in everything. You better say good bye to Politics and respectfully retire. Don’t be a parrot – that is not good for your Doctorate too.

  10. Gl peiris you too old for politics now,roll over your mat and go home,you were a failure in the Un,they thought
    you were seeking asuylem during Mahendra Rajapakse’s time,mate you are no good ,I am double econ grad,I can teach you economics and law back to front,you are becoming like sipala de silva the opposition leader,wastage of public money

    • i am sure Mr pundai your are a tiger.in the end u will only have pundei and the tail, nor more no less.

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