Speaker Asks UPFA To Bring No Confidence Motion Against Him And Show Parliamentary Majority
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today requested the UPFA to bring a no-confidence motion against him if the party is dissatisfied with his conduct.
Issuing a statement explaining developments that took place during the party leaders meeting, Jayasuriya said he asked the UPFA to use the no-confidence motion against him as an opportunity to show the majority of the purported government.
Jayasuriya said he had to safeguard the rights of a ‘majority’ in Parliament and that did not, in any way, amounted to arbitrary conduct. The Speaker pointed out that the majority of Parliamentarians, from four out of six political parties recognized in Parliament, have expressed no-confidence in the purported government.
The Speaker also maintained that he conducted the proceedings of the proceedings of the House according to the Parliamentary procedures and standing orders.
The Speaker also added that the vote on the budgetary allocations to the Prime Miniter’s Office on November 29 was another opportunity f0r the UPFA to demonstrate a Parliamentary majority.