Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa cannot make a statement in Parliament as Prime Minister

(November 15, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be able to make a statement in Parliament as Prime Minister.

He also said that Appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet have been dissolved as the Speaker accepted the no-confidence motion in Parliament today.

Speaking further, he noted that a Prime Minister is not required to resign as per section 48 (2) of the Constitution.

The Prime Minister's post will be invalid if an Appropriation Act or a no-confidence motion is defeated in Parliament, he said.

[ Featured image:  Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa leaving the Parliament after the No Confidence Motion against him passed, yesterday, November 14, 2018 ]

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