The no-confidence motion against the government was defeated in parliament today by a majority of 27 votes with 92 members voting for it and 119 against.
The JVP brought the motion, UPFA voted in favour of the motion, but the UNP and TNA voted against. Some 13 members were absent during the voting time.
Ruling party MP V. Radhakrishnan was absent during the voting time as he was out of the island.
SLFP members who back President Maithripala Sirisena also voted in favour of the motion. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)
Video by Suranjith
Comments - 8
gerry Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:01 PM
Doesn't matter whether NCM is defeated or not. We, as the public don't have any confidence over a bunch of 225 old baboons!
ranjith Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:02 PM
waste money and time what contribution JVP have made to development of this country zero sitting in the opposition only criticizing we cannot expect any supporting role to government in power it is better to keep IVP out of the parliament
mp Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:04 PM
Defeat for public - victory for corrupt politicians.
joshua Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:10 PM
JVP and SLPP go home.
Angoda Bakka Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:56 PM
Come election time, we will have our NCM against the corrupt, treasonous UNP/UNF.
Lokka Friday, 12 July 2019 04:48 AM
From the very start UNP, TNA cousins are together and every action of their s is detrimental to the interests of the Sinhalese.
Anu Friday, 12 July 2019 08:27 AM
Drama is over.. Bunch of 225 idiots think that we are fools. wait for the election
Goodie Friday, 12 July 2019 12:49 PM
Why JVP is trying so hard to justify the government by bringing a NCM which can't be won ?
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