NPP to support no-faith motion on Speaker

The National People’s Power (NPP) will support the no-confidence motion which is to be brought in by the Opposition against Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardhane, former NPP MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said today.

He told a news conference that the no-confidence motion is to be brought in regarding a Consitutional matter and not against the Speaker’s conduct in Parlaiment or his reactions to the Opposition and therfere, the NPP will vote against the Speaker.

He said the amendments to the Online Safety Bill as recommended by the Attorney General had not been included during the Committee Stage and that the Speaker and his staf is expected to ensure that all proposed amendments are included.

He said it is a violation of Parliamentary traditions and the no-confidence motion against the Speaker is justifible.