Amended no-confidence motion to be submitted tomorrow

An amended no-confidence motion on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet is to to be submitted to Parliament tomorrow.

President Maithripala Sirisena had requested the United National Front (UNF) to amend the original motion and resubmit it to Parliament.

The original motion refers to the gazette notice issued by the President on October 26th so the President sought an amendment to remove that part.

The President had also requested that the vote on the no-confidence motion be called by name of the MP and not by voice as was carried out yesterday.

He made the request when he met party leaders in the UNF, the leader of the opposition R. Sampanthan and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.

The President also requested the delegation to ensure the peace is maintained in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)