NCM against Gammanpila defeated
Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila today (20) won against SJB’s No Confidence Motion by a majority of 91 votes.
The NCM received 61 votes in favour while it received 152 votes against.
The SLPP voted against the motion. The SJB, UNP, Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) and Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi voted in favour of the NCM.
When the votes were counting, Minister Mahindanada Aluthgamage said that SJB MPs Harin Fernando, Hesha Withanage and Chaminda Wijesiri were not present in the Chamber to vote.
“Why are they not here? Even our Harin is not presented,” Aluthgamage said.
In response the SJB side queried where Minister Chamal Rajapaksa was. Aluthgamage was heard saying ‘quarantine.’
After Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced that the NCM was defeated, the government MPs clapped and expressed their happiness and shouted ‘Jaya Wewa!’