The JVP would not to sign the no-confidence motion to be moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, JVP sources said.
JVP sources, however, said they would support the motion if it cited as one of the reasons for trying to oust the PM the delay on his part to take action against those behind large scale irregularities during the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration. Given the fact that the JO comprised Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists such a clause being included in the motion was highly unlikely, sources said.
A senior JVP member said: “The party will look at the content of the motion and decide what to do. Our belief is that the main reason for people and Parliament losing faith in Wickremesinghe is the delay in investigating the instances of mega corruption during the Rajapaksa administration and punishing the culprits. The re government obtained a popular mandate to do so and the PM has acted in violation of it.”