JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says Ranil Wickremesinghe deployed his usual last minute bribery tactic on the TNA in order to save face and defeat the No Confidence Motion brought against his government.
Speaking to media after the NCM, Dissanayake said Wickremesinghe bribed the TNA this evening, with a promise to form a separate District Council for Kalmunai and that is why the number of votes against the NCM increased. He went on to state Minister Mangala Samaraweera has even done the needful including approving the necessary cadre in order to set the procedures in motion to realize the promise made to the TNA this evening in exchange of their votes.
“If Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sampanthan took the right decision this evening, this NCM could have been defeated because the government had only 105 against the motion even by this morning,” he added.
The vote of the no-confidence motion tabled by the JVP against the government was taken up this evening and defeated by 27 votes.