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Decision on No-Confidence motion against Rajitha next week: Speaker


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said his decision on taking up the No-Confidence Motion against Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne would be announced in Parliament next week.

Speaking to the Daily News the Speaker said he was currently studying the content and legal framework of the NCM handed over to him by the Joint Opposition on August 24. The eleven-point NCM had been signed by 39 JO members. 

Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella had reportedly raised several legal issues in the motion stating that its content speaks that it had not been drafted by professional lawyers.

Asked from the Speaker as to whether any party had communicated him any legal issues pertaining to the NCM, the speaker replied in negative.

The Speaker said his decision on the NCM would be made known in the Parliamentary sitting week starting from September 6.