The United National Party (UNP) would move a
confidence motion pledging solidarity with its
leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to become the
Prime Minister on December 12, it is learnt.
The decision has been taken by the UNP in the
wake of President Maithripala Sirisena’s
avowal that he would not reappoint Mr Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister no matter what.
A confidence motion has never been moved in Parliament.
If it happened, it will be the first time.
Earlier, the UNP, with the backing of the
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP),
moved two No Confidence Motion on two separate occasions.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared them as passed by voice vote.
However, it is learnt that six JVPMPs
would not vote for this confidence motion.