Noconfidence motion on Finance Minister defeated by 94 votes

The no-confidence motion on Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was defeated in Parliament by 94 votes.In all, 145 members of Parliament voted against the motion while 51 members voted for it and 28 members were absent at the time the vote was taken. The joint opposition and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna voted for the motion.Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was among those absent during the vote. (Colombo Gazette)