ACMC suspends three MPs who supported budget 

By Easwaran Rutnam 

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has decided to suspend the membership of three Members of Parliament who voted in support of the second reading of the 2022 Budget. 

The ACMC said that the party memberships of MPs Ishak Rahuman, Ali Sabri Raheem and S. M. M. Muszhaaraff have been suspended.

The ACMC has also decided to initiate disciplinary action against the three MPs.

ACMC leader and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was the only MP of the party who voted against the budget during the second reading.

The ACMC said that that it had unanimously decided to vote against the Budget 2022 which was presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

As a result, all four MPs from the ACMC had been told to vote against the budget.

The ACMC said that all MPs of the party had been informed in writing and via email about the decision. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is a blady eye wash to hoodwink the ACMC voters who have always believed that the ACMC Leadership was working for the benefit and welfare of it’s rural Muslim voters and that they are punishing those MP’s elected by them for betraying the voters. The ACMC leadership (Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen) should “SACK” the MP’s from the party for behaving like this and nominate/appoint new young Muslim MP’s in their place, but what the 3 MP’s had done (voted with the government to support the budget) was indeed a good deed, considering the situation of the Nation and expressing the confidence of their contituents in the government and the Hon. Minister of Finance – Hon. Basil Rajapaksa. Muslim political party leaders are very good in hoodwinking the muslim masses to be in power and are always “deceptive” in their political actions. A change is very necessay at the earliest.
    Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”.


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