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UNP leader Wickremesinghe thanking TNA leader R. Sampanthan after the latter’s grouping voted for the UNP in parliament yesterday (pic by Kamal Bogoda)

TNA throws its weight

behind Ranil

Vote of Confidence in ousted PM passed

Avote of confidence in ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, taken up in Parliament, yesterday, was passed with 117 MPs voting in favour of it and no votes against it as government MPs continued their boycott of the House.

All UNF MPs voted for the motion. The JVP MPs who were present abstained from voting. TNA MP Siavashakthi Anandan too abstained from voting while his party members voted with the UNP.



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