No-confidence motion finally sees light of day – Dullas


The no confidence motion to be moved against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake had been put on hold for the last five months, Chief Organiser of the Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma said.

He said the Joint Opposition consisted of politicians who represented the UPFA at the last general election.

They had together polled 4.8 million votes.

Alahapperuma said the basis of the no confidence motion was that the Finance Minister had distorted the economic and political policies of the UPFA government.

The economic programme put forth by the Prime Minister in Parliament and the budgets presented to parliament by the Finance Minister, the circulars and gazettes notifications pertaining to VAT and other taxes which burdened the masses were meant to advance the politico-economic agenda of the UNP.

The Finance Minister had misled the President by claiming that he allocated six percent of the GDP for education and three percent for health, Alahapperum said.

"What we see is that the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is fleecing the economy while attacking the people friendly economic policy of the SLFP.

The no-confidence motion is a litmus test to all UPFA members, he said.

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