PM says no confidence can be tabled after financial fraud inquiries

PM says no confidence can be tabled after financial fraud inquiries

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has said that a no confidence motion can be table after the present inquiries are completed and that the person who is doing so is now sitting in Parliament. The Prime Minister said so at a function organized to launch the five year plan to upgrade the living standards of the plantation fraternity.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe revealed that the previous Government had stolen 1000 billion rupees. He said that attempts are being made to bring in a no faith motion as they are afraid that the Government would be investigating into as to who were engaged in fraud. Anyone can table a no-confidence after the completion of the inquiries. Sometimes a no-faith motion may be brought against an ordinary MP. The motion can be brought against the suitable after the completion of the inquiries.
Not a single Government had focused proper attention on the estate community numbering over one million in the past. They experienced various difficulties. Although plans were drawn up to upgrade the lives of this fraternity in 1994, it was not possible to implement it due to the political overturn. It is planned to cover facilities such as housing, water, sanitary, child development, preschool, youth and women’s empowerment, education, health and nutrition in the 2016-2020 National Action Plan.
65,000 houses will be constructed and the expenditure would involve 100 billion rupees. Every house will come up on a seven perch block of land. The related five year National Action Plan was presented to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe by Minister Palani Digambaram. The programme will be implemented under the guidance and technical support of the United Nations Development Programme.
Minister Palani Digambaram said that it was under the administration of former President Kumaratunge that the Ministry of Estate and Infrastructure was established. But the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime abolished the Ministry.
The 10-year plan crafted on behalf of the estate community was withdrawn. Even the former Tamil Political Leaders were not interested in it. Minister Palani Digambaram said that the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe told him to prepare a project on behalf of the betterment of the estate community. It was based on these instructions that he prepared the five year plan.
Many Parliamentarians were present on the occasion.