The joint opposition said today that they will bring a no-confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake for misleading the parliament, the President and the public for presenting bogus figures in his budget speech.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians who have opted to sit in the opposition today told President Maithripala Sirisena that the budget proposals only contained policies of Ranil Wickremesinghe and not that of Sirisena.
They had told Sirisena that Wickremesinghe and the UNP was taking him for a ride.
The SLFP opposition parliamentarians met Sirisena today to discuss about the budget proposals.
The SLFP parliamentarians had said that the proposal which says that monies equivalent to nearly 6 per cent of the GDP has been allocated for education was misleading.
Also they had raised concern over plans to merge the Employee Provident Fund and Employees Trust Fund, and the heavy tax imposed on vehicles and a number of other services and products.
Meanwhile a member of the joint opposition Udaya Gammanpila said that his group will soon reveal the truth about misleading figures quoted by Karunanayake.
The joint opposition he said was currently preparing the relevant facts and figures to show how Karunanayake had misled the parliament and the public.
The joint opposition claimed that this was the first time since Independence that a Finance minister had misled the house quoting wrong figures in a budget speech.