28 October, 2020

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No Confidence Motion Against Ravi K Defeated, Rajapaksa Missing During Crucial Vote

The no confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was defeated this evening in Parliament, with a majority of 94 votes.

Ravi KarunanayakeA total of 145 MPs voted against the no confidence which was tabled by the Joint Opposition, while 51 voted in favour of it, including several government ministers.

Cabinet Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Mahinda Amaraweera, and State Minister Dilan Perera voted in favour of the no confidence motion against Karunanayake, along with MPs from the joint opposition, and the JVP.

Notable absentees during the vote were former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan.

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  • 13
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    Congratulations Sir,. Move forward with the strength gained,.
    We the people are in support for this Gov and FM to improve our economy.

  • 24
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    Notable absentee MR in Parliament. It appears the Bugger is taking refuge in CT publishing articles under his name written by his cohorts. CT why not allocate a column to him to prop his image now that all his hoardings have been brought down. Madamulane Pimpiya.

    • 18
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      And this is the guy JO want to lead them. They should have known better, Rajapaksa’s concern are the Rajapaksa’s and no one else.

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        Burt

        As I thought MPs representing the JVP voted in favor of the motion.

        JVP seems inching towards the Clansmen.

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      gamini

      Could you tell us whether AKD and other JVP members vote with MR’s faction or with the government?

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        JVP voted for the motion. Which means it voted with the JO.

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          Burt

          Thanks.

          “JVP voted for the motion. Which means it voted with the JO.”

          Which means JVP under AKD was sitting on the fence so long that the stupid people has been deceived by them once again, now it seems the party has joined the crooks. Expected but not this soon.

          Party’s interest, long time survival, anti democratic ideology, anti minority, anti that, anti this, anti devolution, ……….. must have made them realise that it is prudent to back and support the crooks.

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      gamini

      MR’s absence: Clear sign of Govt’s deal with Rajapaksas says VP MP Vijitha Herath.

      I thought it was bit rich especially coming from those who voted with the crooks.

  • 8
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    Wish you had lost, you moronic, insensitive pig.

  • 17
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    My advice to the so called “Joint Opposition” is this.
    You are a disgrace group to the nation and people of this island. You are collaborators of corruption, racism, and family dictatorship. You are just working for one fmaily while the whole nation is suffering due to the unlawful, unhumane and undemocratic activities of that family.

  • 15
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    Congrats Ravi. Your task is thankless but you are reviving the economy slowly but surely.The majority you obtained in your favour must be putting the JO on the ropes.So carry on irrespective of what your crítics say as there is light at the end of the túnnel.

  • 18
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    The ex President Mr. Mahinda Rjapakse said that anyone who does not vote for the No Confidence is a Traitor. Having said that, he kept away from the debate and did not vote in favor. Now we know who the TRAITOR is. Thank you MR for giving us that opportunity to identify you and the other 28 who failed to answer that call by your

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      Douglas Man

      “The ex President Mr. Mahinda Rjapakse said that anyone who does not vote for the No Confidence is a Traitor. Having said that, he kept away from the debate and did not vote in favor. “

      How long have you been a keen observer/student of politics? What did you expect from him, after all, he is Sri Lankan politician.

      Crooks always use words such as treachery, safety of the nation, foreign conspiracy, sovereignty, unitary state, Sinha Le, Kotty Le, ……….. in order to hide themselves from stupid people.

    • 0
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      Rajapakshe is born fool.

      Examples
      1) His so called gigantic projects brought nothing to country but to the pockets of highly abusive his men and relatives

      2) Instead of relieving the public, his acts brought all harm to them along the years after teh post war

      3) So called numerous projects stay not briniging anything to this day… but all these sucked tax payers funds… this has been a long term burden to the poor of poor than to anyone else.

      Those who long identified him are the minority. Rajapakshe is no better to WW by both mentality and revengeful nature. Education maketh a man fulfil. The both are proved to have nothign in their minds but devious agendas that are even not knowin to average ordinary men.

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    The ex President Mr. Mahinda Rjapakse said that anyone who does not vote for the No Confidence is a Traitor. Having said that, he kept away from the debate and did not vote in favor. Now we know who the TRAITOR is. Thank you MR for giving us that opportunity to identify you and the other 28 who failed to answer that call by your Joint Opposition.

  • 12
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    Ah why was MR absent now that is the question to be answered by K A Sumanasekera

    • 2
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      KASmalam is a chicken – he would find fault in Koti-Ali Samagama or Vellalas.

  • 6
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    Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake

    RE: No Confidence Motion Against Ravi K Defeated, Rajapaksa Missing During Crucial Vote

    “A total of 145 MPs voted against the no confidence which was tabled by the Joint Opposition, while 51 voted in favour of it, including several government ministers.”

    Congratulations. One more win against the Mara and his stooges. MaRa was not there to vote. Why? Is he not an MP?

    You must be happy now. Amarisiri was well aware their motion will be defeated.

    JVP Anura K Got 65,000 preferential votes.

    You Got 115,000 preferential votes.

    Remember, the motion was not really against you. It was against the Yahapalanaya Govt. that replaced the Mara MaRa ChaTu MaRa and his cronies.

    However, you better fix your deficiencies.

  • 2
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    Batalanda Ranil couldn’t get a 2/3 rd majority even with his mate Bodhi Sira on display in the chamber.

    Vellala Sambandan has made the 2nd declaration in Vaddukodai although the news paper spellet it as Vadukkottai.

    Although short and sweet, it is the most important statement to come from the Vellala community in Srilanka.

    His new list of demands can not be met even with a two thirds majority in parliament.

    Even if Bodhi Sira gives them 13 A, lock stock and barrel, it will still fall well short of Vellala Sambandan’s new demands.

    So the TNA will be pushing for a referendum.

    With the 2 Million Diaspora getting the right to vote which Batalanda Ranil and Mangalan are working on , that will give a clear majority with the Yahapalana suckers vote which brought in the current govt.

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      This was not “Batalanda Ranil’s” bill to get 2/3 it was Jarapaksa and Goons to prove that they can win a motion they put forward. They failed and that too miserably, even their clown leader did not show-up.

      Should this surprise any one that these clowns could not count to know that they did not have enough votes?

      Rest of the garbage you have written is not even worth pissing on let alone commenting.

    • 6
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      IF Mahinda lokka coulodn’t even bother to vote why should Ranil worry about 2/3rds?

    • 1
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      what are you jabbering about mate? we are talking of that crook Ravis no confidence and your talking about Sampanthan and diasporians its like chalk and cheese mate?

      So tell us machang why didnt Kurunagala MP Mahinda Rajapakse take part in the no confidence motion against that crook Ravi K,I was under the impression Mahinda wanted to work for the good of the country

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        Hasn’t he done enough Machan, for the country and the nation and the dalits in particular.

        Now your Batalanda buddy has hijacked. Colombo Port City, Mattala Airport and even Hambantota Harbour.

        And he is boasting to Suddas, how he is giving them all that plus extra 1000 acres in our prime sea front land adjacent to the harbour.

        Tell me Machan about even , one single job your buddies Ranil and Bodhi Sira have done for the benefit of our Dalits who are 70 of the inhabitant population.

        I didn’t even count your dalits because I want to be politically correct.

        But then you may say Batalanda Ranil has done a lot for the Vellaslas like giving Passports to ex LTTEers and letting their cash to be converted in to Yahapalana bonds through the Vellala Singaporean, who doesn’t give a shit about you and the rest of the Yahapalana suckers.

        Because he knows that your buddy Batalanda Ranil backs him to the hilt.

        Although the Son in Law has become the richest Bond Dealer in South Asia if not the whole of S East Asia.

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      KASmalam is a chicken – he would find fault in Koti-Ali Samagama or Vellalas.

    • 1
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      //Batalanda Ranil couldn’t get a 2/3 rd majority even with his mate Bodhi Sira on display in the chamber. //

      This comes from a group that came up with some conspiracy theories for the technology failure in the chamber and the subsequent postponement of the vote.

      Ravi K needed a simple majority, he got it. Actually he got nearly 3/4 majority. Disjoint Opposite needed a simple majority, but they got only 1/4.

      Would you please those who think KASmalal has any credibility raise their right hand?

  • 8
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    How can the President and Prime Minister continue to have the Three Ministers, who voted against another Cabinet Minister, voicing that they have no confidence in him, in the Cabinet?

    • 1
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      That fact that it was allowed to happen shows some resemblance of democracy and one’s right to voice one’s opinion. Knowing all well that they would be beaten, they still supported the motion. But, I agree that the Cabinet should vote like a block.

  • 10
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    The three ministers who voted FOR the motion of No Confidence against the Finance Minister should be relieved of their portfolios.
    This happens in democracies having the British style of governance.

    Any minister who does not have confidence in the Finance Minister of the government of which he is a member, honourably resigns.
    If he does not resign, he is sacked.
    Will this happen.

    • 2
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      I hope this will be done in the next cabinet shuffle. Anyway the three can be thankful that there are no more white van operations.

    • 2
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      These crooks (those who voted with the JO_) can’t have it both ways. They should be sacked immediately.

  • 2
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    Sack the three ministers and send them hurtling into the political wilderness.The disciplines of the Nacional Govt should be maintained. Over to you Mr.President you watched their action with your own eyes.

  • 4
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    Rajapakse abstaining from voting can mean only two things:

    1. There is some kind of deal between him and the government.
    2. Proves that he does not put his money where his mouth is. He is a bloody coward like his brother Gota who left the army because he didn’t want to be on the frontline fighting the war.

    I am shocked that MR avoided this crucial vote and letting down his so called “Joint Opposition” who moved the motion in parliament.

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      “There is some kind of deal between him and the government.”
      No he left the JO losers hanging and went to Japan.

      “Proves that he does not put his money where his mouth is.”
      You got that right.

  • 1
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    “Notable absentees during the vote were former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan.”

    MR went to Japan as per media. Vote was supposed to be taken 8th not 9th. You can make assumptions.

    • 1
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      The microphones failed conveniently. MR and company were scheduled to leave to Japan yesterday and were unable to be present. Yahapalanaya Making mountains out of mole-hills as usual,

  • 1
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    Congratulations. FM must feel pretty good to have a no confidence motion directed against him, the first for a Finance Minister?

    What hapenned to the no confidence motion against the PM? Why not have this and get it defeated as well to put a spoke in the works of the rebels?

  • 1
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    So…. 145 blind rogues are against the NCM.
    What does it translate to?

    Support a Rogue to keep him in place and then get their Luxury vehicles.

    Did sampanthan too join MR to Japan??

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