In a statement last night, Chief Organiser of the Joint Opposition, Dullas Alahapperuma said that Karunanayake was working against the SLFP’s policies.
“Therefore, the no confidence motion against Ravi Karunanayake on June 8th will also test the conscience of the SLFP members in Parliament,” he said.
He reiterated that the SLFP Parliamentarians who contested under the UPFA banner received 4.8 million votes; therefore Wednesday will be a test to see if they will work in accordance to their conscience or against it.
He reminded how the UNP-SLFP government were continuing to slap the masses with various taxes, which has put them in severe difficulty. “I ask our friends who represent the government are you truly happy with the taxes that are been slapped on the people, are you in support of the increasing cost of living, and are you in support of the eroding economy?,” Alahapperuma questioned in his statement.
He advised government parliamentarians to not hesitate and vote in support of the no confidence motion against Karunanayake on Wednesday.