He also confirmed that 122 MPs in Parliament have signed the motion and he had received it. Copies of the motion and the signatures of MPs would be sent to President Maithripala Sirisena, for further action, he said.
Explaining the proceedings this morning, Speaker Jayasuriya said TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran presented a motion to suspend Standing Orders allowing the House to proceed with the No Confidence Vote.
The Speaker said the No Confidence Motion was moved by JVP Parliamentarians Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Vijith Herath. the UNP, the JVP. the TNA, the TPA and three MPs of the UPFA namely A.H. Fowzie, Manusha Nanayakkara and Piyasena Gamage also supported the No Confidence Motion.