UNP provincial councilor D.M. Amaratunga has been appointed as the new Chairman of the North Central Provincial Council, following an extensive debate and tense situation yesterday.
Members of the ruling party and the opposition clashed within the chamber this morning as a motion of no-confidence was brought against the Chairman of the provincial council, T.M.R. Siripala.
Opposition members of the North Central Provincial Council had attempted to bring the no-confidence motion on July 13 citing the fact that it is against tradition to propose to the Governor that Chief Minister Peshala Jayaratne should be removed.
However, it was not included to the agenda for that day as the session was postponed till today. When the session commenced this morning, former provincial minister S.B. Semasinghe raised a privilege issue with regard to the motion being included in the agenda.