The Committee on Parliamentary Business, chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, has decided to convene Parliament for four days, beginning July 6th and ending July 9th.
Meanwhile, it has been decided that the motion of no confidence against Minister Udaya Gammanpila will be debated in parliament on the 19th and 20th of July.
On June 16, several Members of Parliament from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) party signed a 10-point motion of no confidence in Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila, citing the recent ‘arbitrary’ increase in fuel prices.
It claimed that the energy minister had increased fuel prices without the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers, violating a constitutional pledge.
The motion also refers to a recent statement made by the General Secretary of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) regarding the fuel price increase.
On June 22, the no-confidence motion was officially handed over to the Speaker.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill