It would be treacherous
Not bringing in No Confidence Motion against Ranil
UPFA parliamentarian and former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.
Peiris said yesterday that it would be a treacherous act if they didn't
bring in a No Confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe for appointing a Singaporean national as the Central Bank
Governor authorising him to sign Sri Lanka's currency notes.
Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had renounced all loyalty to
this country. He has sworn allegiance to the Republic of Singapore. This
is the gentleman who had signed Sri Lanka's currency notes. Despite the
opposition of other Cabinet Ministers, the Prime Minister appointed
Mahendran as the Central Bank Governor.
Therefore, it is our duty to bring in a No Confidence motion against
the Prime Minister, Prof. Peiris told a media briefing at his residence
in Colombo yesterday.
"Prof. Peiris queried that if they don't bring in a No Confidence
motion against the Premier in these circumstances, when could a No
Confidence motion be brought? This No Confidence motion has nothing to
do with the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and we would extend our
fullest support to pass it.
The No Confidence motion to be moved against the incumbent Prime
Minister would not be a problem whatsoever to pass this piece of
legislation, because it would be much easier to pass the 20th Amendment
under a majority UPFA government and a new Prime Minister could be
appointed after passing the No Confidence motion." He said that they had
already received over 85 signatures for the No Confidence motion against
the Prime Minister.