Delaying date for NCM Govt in bid to save Bathiudeen
Posted on May 21st, 2019

By Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today

The Government yesterday (21) decided to appoint a Parliament Select Committee to probe the allegations against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen levelled by the Joint Opposition (JO) before assigning date to debate the JO’s No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against Bathiudeen.


This decision was taken during the Party Leaders’ Meeting held at Parliament premises. The Opposition had protested the Government’s decision. However, the Government had insisted on appointing a Select Committee as none of the allegations against Bathiudeen had been proved so far.


Accordingly, the Select Committee is set to give its report on the matter after three weeks upon the date of appointment. After that, a date for debating the JO’s NCM would be given, the Government said.


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had said, he cannot intervene in the matter since it is the Government which gives dates for Parliamentary debates.

One Response to “Delaying date for NCM Govt in bid to save Bathiudeen”

  1. Nimal Says:

    He should be investigated and prosecuted.

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