The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the proposed no confidence motion against him is not a challenge for him.
The finance minister made this statement to media after participating in a religious event held at the Sri Bodhi Samudraramaya in Kotahena this morning.
Earlier the Joint Opposition stated that they plan to move a no confidence motion against the finance minister, as he has misled parliament by presenting exaggerated statistics in his budget.
Accordingly, MP Bandula Gunawardana is scheduled to hand over the no confidence motion to the Speaker when parliament meets tomorrow.
Meanwhile Minster Karunanayake had this to say about the proposed no confidence motion against him.
JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti said that his party had not yet been informed about the move.
Update: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 18:27
The government says there is no need to prepare to act against the no confidence motion
The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that he has no issues with facing the no confidence motion to be moved against him next week.
The Joint Opposition charges that the government has misled parliament by presenting exaggerated statistics of 5.4 percent as the allocation for education.
Pivituru Hela Urumaya Leader Udaya Gammanpila said that the joint opposition are planning to move a no confidence motion against the Finance Minister based on the presentation of unreliable budgetary allocations.
Meanwhile Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that there is no need to prepare beforehand should a no confidence motion be moved against the Finance Minister.