The JO wants to politically destabilize the president by creating a division between him and the PM, who got him elected to the position and is protecting him, Samaraweera says.
According to the minister, the JO plans to follow the no-confidence motion with an impeachment attempt after getting one of its friends appointed as the speaker of parliament.
Duminda Dissanayake opposes the no-confidence motion
Meanwhile, SLFP general secretary Duminda Dissanayake says he strongly opposes the no-confidence motion against the PM.
He describes it as an attempt to create divisions between the president and the PM and to destroy the unity government.
SLFP general secretary opposes no-confidence motion