Media minister faces confidence test

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 August 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A motion of no confidence brought against the media minister Mr. Mangala Samaraweere by the main opposition party, the Unite National Prty (UNP) was rejected in the Sri Lankan Parliament today. One hundred and twenty two members voted against the motion and eighty voted for it.

The UNP National List parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne submitted the motion on behalf of the UNP.

The MPs of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC), Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) voted against the motion said sources.

Mr. Mangala Samaraweere is embroiled in a scandal whereby his credit card bills are alleged to have been paid by a Japanese business man.


Related Articles:
09.07.98   UNP leader sends warnings

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
20.06.20 23:53   Photo
Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1864