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The no-confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was defeated by a majority of 94 votes, with 51 parliamentarians voting for and 145 voting against.

Twenty eight MPs abstained from voting.

The no-confidence motion was brought by the joint opposition against Minister Karunanayake charging that he was responsible for financial crisis in the country.

It was presented in Parliament by joint opposition Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardane this morning.

Joint opposition stalwart former president and MP Mahina Rajapaksa was a notable absentee during the vote. The members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) were also absent during the vote while Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MPs voted for the motion.

Though the motion was defeated, it fell short of securing the support of 2/3rd of the membership of the House.

Two government ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera and Minister of Labour and Labour Relations John Seneviratne were absent at the time of voting.


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  • Nuke Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:37 PM

    Next : no confidence motion on SLFP, UNP , And all existing party's . New gvt should be formed by professionals and they should run the country

    Roman Friday, 10 June 2016 10:21 AM

    MR did the right thing by boycotting the vote! One could only imagine what they (JO pups) felt when they realised that their master is missing when needed the most! lol

    Peoples of Sri Lanka Friday, 10 June 2016 07:27 AM

    Is this lost MR team expectation again ?

    rew Friday, 10 June 2016 07:24 AM

    JVP, please come clean and join MR Opposition, where you rightly belong

    Concerned Citizen Friday, 10 June 2016 07:12 AM

    You can tax everything now and make sure that you make the most out of your 5 years before you are thrown out from office.

    Vat da Hell Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:34 PM

    People have no confidence over the entire ruling party, not just the Finance Minister. Now citizens, expect more taxes please

    Usg Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:20 PM

    Well Said. Absolutely correct. Its time to chase all the guys.

    Raj Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:15 PM

    No confidence is defeated at parliament but government I lost confidence amongst people, Last chance if president shuffle the cabinet

    Liswom Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:40 PM

    Be as it may be Ravi K should resign or sacked as he has no credibility whatsoever to continue to hold this position. via DM Android App

    Ratna Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:40 PM

    It is interesting to note highest number of abstained from voting and the absence of former strongman MR and prominent cabinet ministers.

    Person of Interest Thursday, 09 June 2016 06:41 PM

    Ratakata giya kalak!

    chan Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:29 PM

    Ali baba and 145 robbers via DM Android App

    Sirimal Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:26 PM

    A real victory for the people!

    lmj Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:24 PM

    bravoooo via DM Android App

    gdj100 Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:11 PM

    A no confidence motion should be brought upon all in the parliament by the citizens of the country.

    Sharon Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:10 PM

    Real opposition identified...... via DM iOS App

    Dumbo Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:04 PM

    This is no surprise, as the President and Prime Minister put their weight behind it as, if the motion went through it would have been against the Govt. However Ravi K. should not take this as a victory for him, as he personally has no credibility.

    Farook Thursday, 09 June 2016 07:02 PM

    Weast of time. Useless JO in parliament.

    Premalal Thursday, 09 June 2016 06:55 PM

    Smile till the next election

    ajward Thursday, 09 June 2016 06:48 PM

    the set of idiots been defeted now we have to bring a no confidence motion against the big thief and his 40 subordinates via DM Android App


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