Sri Lankan government defeats no-confidence motion

Updated: few hours ago

Colombo, Jul 11 (PTI) The Sri Lankan government headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday defeated a no-confidence motion in Parliament that accused it of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed 258 people despite receiving intelligence inputs from India.

The motion, moved by the Marxist JVP, against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's government was defeated by a vote of 119-92 after two days of debate.

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had moved a 12-point no trust motion saying the government should not remain in office because it failed to respond to the intelligence reports ahead of the attacks by Islamic extremists on April 21.

"This government has failed to protect the people and have failed in everything over the last four years. We urge them to resign," JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said...