The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to support the upcoming no confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
The no confidence motion is scheduled to be taken up in Parliament on Wednesday.
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told a news conference in Colombo that Karunanayake along with the entire Yahapalanaya government has demonstrated their incompetence in running the country.
“Not only this government, but even the Rajapaksa government must take responsibility for the state of the country’s economy today,” Herath said.
He added that although there were certain parts in the no confidence motion which the JVP was not in agreement, the party will still support the motion because Karunanayake has failed in his job as the minister of finance, and have continued to slap various taxes from an increase in VAT to vehicle taxes which has affected the common man, who no longer can even afford to purchase a three wheeler.
“They promised cars for everyone, now people can’t even afford a three wheeler,” Herath added.
The no confidence motion was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in March by the Joint Opposition with 37 signatures.
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