MR won’t support No confidence motion against me – SF

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By Sujith Hewajulige and N S Dahanayake   

Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said yesterday that if the Joint Opposition brings in a no-confidence motion against him, he was certain that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would not vote for it.  


He told this to journalists when they asked about his reaction to the reports that the leaders of parties representing the Joint Opposition were scheduled to meet this afternoon  in order to take a final decision on a no-confidence motion against him over his recent statement that former army commander Jagath Jayasuriya committed crimes during the war.  

Fonseka also said, “it was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who agreed with Ban Ki Moon to establish an international judiciary. I am not referring to an international court, but something lower, and what I meant was that a domestic judiciary should conduct investigations and free more than 200,000 army soldiers from the allegations against them. In such a situation how can the former President raise his hand against me, I am ready to face any no-confidence motion. I love challenges. We will see what happens when it comes” .