Lanka Parliament bars Rajapaksa’s ministers from using funds

Sri Lankan parliament passed another motion to suspend expenditure by ministers of the new government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The motion in parliament was passed by 122 MPs of UNF, TNA and another political party voting for it.

MPs supporting new Prime Minister Rajapaksa continued to boycott the session.

The motion noted that secretaries to all Ministries have no authority to approve any payment from the funds of the Republic for Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers and their personal staff.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet leaders of  United National Front (UNF) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) later today to discuss a possible solution to the ongoing political crisis.

The meeting assumes significance as it comes after 14 TNA MPs decided to support UNF leader and demanded the restoration of government as it existed prior to 26th October.

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