UNP,SLFPM, in show of solidarity against Moragoda
By Jayashika Padmasiri
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to support the
no confidence motion against Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda
which was submitted to Parliament by the SLFP – Mahajana Wing
and the United National Party (UNP).
The JVP arrived at this decision on Friday during its weekly
political bureau meeting.
Citing reasons for their decision to go against the Minister,
the JVP noted that Moragoda has been identified in the Committee
on Public Enterprises (COPE) report for misusing public money
during the period 2001-2004, under the UNP government.
JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake told The Nation that though the JVP is
in favour of the no confidence motion against Moragoda, they
were also of the view that the UNP was submitting the no
confidence motion against Moragoda purely because they have a
personal vendetta against the Minister, who was a one time Ranil
He also charged that the UNP will act differently towards
Moragoda tomorrow, if he decides to join the party again, by
turning a blind eye to his crimes.