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JVP hands over no-confidence motion against Govt over Easter attacks

JVP leader addressing the media

The Janatha Wimukthi Peremuna (JVP) presented a motion of no confidence against the Government to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya a short while ago, holding the Government “directly responsible” for the Easter Sunday attacks.

Explaining the particulars of the motion, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday told journalists yesterday (20) that the Government failed to take necessary action to prevent the attack despite having information in its possession about possible attacks.

“The Easter Sunday attack did not happen all of a sudden. The Government was aware of these terrorists. Foreign intelligence services had informed the Government about everything just a few days before the attacks. Had the Government acted responsibly, the attack could have been prevented,” Dissanayake said.

Commenting on the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, the JVP leader said that his party will always stand on behalf of the public and would not hesitate to support the motion if Bathiudeen is responsible for the allegations.