A no confidence motion has been filed against the Government by the main opposition United National Party, over the ruling administration’s involvement in the ongoing drug scandals in the country.
Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga handed the no confidence motion over to the Secretary General of Parliament W.B.D. Dasanayake.
The Opposition says senior members of the Government including officials at the office of the Prime Minister are involved in a flourishing drug trade in the country.
It is the first no confidence motion faced by President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s Government, even though his Government has the numbers to defeat it easily.