Opposition Leader is attempting to protect government – Bimal

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Opposition Leader is attempting to protect government – Bimal

JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake yesterday accused Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa of trying to protect the government.

He was participating in the debate on the No Confidence Motion brought by the JVP against the government.

MP Rathnayake said Rajapaksa has voted only once against the budgets presented by the government. He said the Chief Organiser of the Opposition, UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera has never voted against a budget presented by the government.

“We brought this NCM against the government to hold them responsible for allowing Sahran and his group to operate in this country. After we presented the NCM, the government and the opposition are blaming us. It implies that we are in the right position,” Rathnayake said.

“One way of toppling a government is to defeat the budget. But Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and his followers continuously supported the government. When this government was involved in major corruptions, they saved it. Now they allege that this NCM is a political deal. The government has 106 votes in its favour. There are 103 votes in favour of the NCM. The Opposition Leader has not even deliver a speech in this debate yet,” he said.