Government MPs asked to rush to Parliament
All United National Front Members of Parliament are rushing to the House after the party leadership said they should be in their seats lest a vote on the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) be taken before the scheduled time of 6.30 pm today July 11.
The NCM, brought before the House by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, faults the government for security lapses that led to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 256 people.
It is calling on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet of Ministers to resign.
Yesterday July 10, the House adjourned early as a number of Members of Parliament listed to speak in the NCM debate were absent and a quorum to continue the sittings was not met.
The JVP’s proposal will be supported by the Joint Opposition according to a decision taken by its Parliamentary Group that met yesterday under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Government sources said that there is concern that the vote would be taken early like yesterday due to a lack of quorum.
That is why the MPs have been asked to get back to Parliament as soon as possible.
The government says it is confident that that has the numbers to win the NCM.