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Motion of no-confidence defeated in Parliament

The No Confidence motion, which was taken up against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, was defeated with a majority of 94 against the motion, 145 voted against the  motion, while 51 voted for the motion, 28 were absent.

Earlier, the No Confidence motion was submitted to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint Opposition on March 24. It carries the signatures of 37 Joint Opposition MPs.

The no-faith motion stated the Minister had misled the House with inaccurate information on the economy and the finance of the country. The motion has held the minister responsible for the current economic crisis in the country. The JVP during its Central Committee meeting held on Sunday decided to vote in favour of the motion. It is learnt the TNA is most likely to either abstain or vote against the motion.