Apr 04, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday secured a majority of votes showing the confidence Parliamentarians placed on him.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe received 122 votes in favor. Joint Opposition who initiated the no confidence motion only received 76 votes. 26 Parliamentarians were absent.
Wijedasa Rajapaksa voted against the motion while Mahinda Rajapaksa voted for the motion. Athuraliye Ratana Thero was absent.
SLFP Parliamentarians who voted for the no confidence motion will ultimately end up getting out of the cabinet.
President will have to reshuffle or appoint a fresh cabinet taking into consideration the existence of the present national government.
Voted against the motion – UNF, TNA, SLMC, EPDP
Voted in favor of the motion – JO, JVP, SLFP (fraction)
Absent – Mahinda Amaraweera, Sarath Amunugama, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Duminda Dissanayake, Faizar Mustapa, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Wijith Wijayamuni Soyza, Piyasena Gamage, Mohan Lal Grero, Shriyani Wijewickrama, Lakshman Senavirathne, Hisbulla, A H M Fowzie, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Sarati Dushmantha, Manusha Nanayakkara, Indika Banda, Nishantha Muthuhettigama, Muttu Sivalingam, Malith Jayathilaka, Arumugan Tondaman, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Carder Mastan, Athuraliye Ratana Thero
Voted in favor of the motion (SLFP fraction) – S B Dissanayake, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Susil Premajayanth, Anura Yapa, Chandima Weerakkody, W D J Senevirathne, Tilanga Sumathipala, Lakshman Yapa, T B Ekanayake, Dilan Perera, Sudharshani Fernandopulle …
JVP – Anura Kumara, Sunil Handunnetti, Bimal Rathnayake, Wijitha Herath, Nalinda Jayatissa