NCM against Govt must be tabled soon – Sivajilingam


BY Eunice Ruth

Former Northern Provincial Council member, M. K. Sivajilingam was of the view that an Impeachment Motion against the President or a No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Government should be tabled in Parliament and  a minimum of 113 MPs must vote in favour, if it is to become a reality. Tamil representatives must also agree and sign it.

He said,  several political parties, including the JVP, SJB, and Tamil Parties, are currently focusing on impeachment and no-confidence motions against the President and the Government. However, no one has paid attention to the Tamil community in the Northern Province, and no one has identified their problems or provided solutions to them, he added. Sivajilingam also said a new political system in the country was not implemented during the term of this Government and will not be implemented in the future. Furthermore, rather than introducing a new political system, the government is amending the 20th amendment to the Constitution in ways that will not benefit the Tamil community in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Meanwhile, he said Tamils in the Northern and Eastern Provinces have not participated in protests like in the other parts of the country because they had no faith in the Government or in the Sinhala community.