The UNP has today (13) handed a no confidence motion against Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister A.L.M. Athaullah to the Secretary General of Parliament.
The motion was signed by 10 UNP parliamentarians, Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga has said.
The UNP last week announced that Athaullah had misled parliament by saying that elections to all local government bodies would be held in March when in reality, the government had decided to postpone elections to several local bodies.
Amaratunga has said the no confidence motion was handed in against the failure of Minister Athaullah to properly handle the local government elections.