Speaker rejects Ranil’s proposed amendment to motion

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has rejected an amendment proposed by Parliamentarian Ranil Wickremesinghe to the no-confidence motion on Power and Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

Wickremesinghe had proposed that the motion be amended to include the entire Cabinet as opposed to just the subject Minister.

However, the Speaker today informed Parliament that the amendment cannot be accepted as it is not in line with the original motion which is against the subject Minister and not the entire Cabinet.

The Speaker said that the proposed amendment is out of order and cannot be accepted.

The no-confidence motion against Power and Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila was moved in Parliament yesterday.

The motion was moved by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar and was seconded by MP Kabir Hashim.

Parliament yesterday began debating the motion on the Minister. A vote on the motion will be taken today.

The SJB said the motion was presented accusing the Energy Minister of being responsible for the recent fuel price hike. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The crooked politicians ganged up to prevent the no confidence motion against the government from happening! Now the SJB stands exposed blocking the citizens discontent from being expressed through a no confidence motion against the government!!! Even half of SLPP voters feel betrayed…

  2. An opposition afraid to put forward a no confidence motion against the government in this situation is not an opposition at all jokes!

  3. Ah ha controlled opposition exposed!!?

    The following is capturing it in a nutshell…

    SJB no confidence motion is Sajith (or the good Dr. DJ whispering manipulatively in his ear on behalf of MR) playing controlled opposition willingly or unwillingly helping Mahinda remove Udaya Gammanpila!

    While Ranil’s two word amendment request reflects the true sentiment of the citizenry including a majority of SLPP voters an absolute loss of confidence in the entire government…

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