The no-confidence motion against the government was defeated by majority of 27 votes.

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The vote on the no-confidence motion against the government moved by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was defeated by a majority of 27 votes. The voting took place yesterday in the Parliament. Accordingly, 119 voted against the no confidence motion and only 92 votes in favour of the no-confidence motion.

The UPFA and the JVP voted for the no-confidence motion but the TNA voted against 13 parliamentarians were not in the parliament at the time of vote.

Joining the relevant debate Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna said all politicians should be united against the terrorism disregarding their party politics.

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra said the Prime Minister was able to take necessary measures to maintain law and order following the terrorist attacks.

Parliamentarian A.H.M. Fauzi said that the opposition is attempting to accuse the Prime Minister and the government regarding the attacks.

TNA leader Parliamentarian R. Sambanthan said that the government should take the responsibility of the attacks. However, the present government is protecting human rights but the minor communities were harassed during the Mahinda Rajapaksha regime.

Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara said the Mahinda Rajapaksha regime committed many fraud and corruptions to retain power.

Minister Ajith P. Perera said the President has received information regarding the terrorist attacks in advance. However, he did not take prompt actions to prevent it.

Parliamentarian Bimal Rathnayake said they brought the no-confidence motion as the government is responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks. The JVP does not want to bring the SLFP or joint opposition to power.

Parliamentarian Rishard Badeudeen said stern legal actions should be taken against the persons who are responsible for the attacks.

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