We see victory even in defeat: MR

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Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa, speaking yesterday said the defeat suffered by them during the No-Confidence Motion brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a victory of sorts. 


Speaking to journalists outside the Parliament Chamber, Mr. Rajapaksa said the result would have been different had all SLFP MPs voted in favour of the motion.  “First we had only 54 votes. However, this increased to 76 during the vote,” he pointed out.   The motion, which was brought in by the joint opposition, was handed over to the Speaker by former president Rajapaksa.