20 October, 2021


AG And Austin Save UNP-SLFP Marriage

Colombo Telegraph learns that Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya and the President’s Secretary Austin Fernando had worked tirelessly to save the union between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), their efforts helping avert a serious governance crisis following the rout of both parties at the local government elections.



Civil society activists, in particular Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda and Jayantha Dhanapala, had also exerted a lot of pressure to prevent the union from falling apart. They are said to have explained to President Sirisena that the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, cannot be removed as per constitutional provisions.

These efforts have complemented the intervention of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who too had met the estranged President and Premier to help them resolve their differences and avert a political crisis.

Both parties since stated that the unity-arrangement is still intact. A cabinet reshuffle is to be announced later today.

It is not clear whether things would proceed smoothly and if so for how long given the acrimony between the UNP and SLFP that surfaced immediately following the election debacle. Colombo Telegraph was unsuccessful in obtaining comments from the Prime Minister, several calls having gone unanswered.

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    The political corrupted high ranking offices are violation rules of Administration Codes, Moral and Ethics of state not that only Government by engaging political decisions of current govt. has set up new unprecedented evil example to other sectors organs of Governances. They an intentionally undermined norms of democracy of state by Austin F…and Jayantha J…?
    These Issues is serious one, that need be address by President taken priority basis against of PS and AG . In case of that country day to day functions of administration and management of State has gone wrong, direction…………!
    Who is going to take responsibility of such political nonsense ? By President or Primer?
    What happen last President that, ex- Sectary of President has punished by court of law distribution of Sili Redi to the Temples and Buddhist Monks. He( Weeratuang) was supposed to be Jail terms for 3 years by High court?
    If such case of political involvement of Austin and Jayantha of that engaged UNP -SLFP political alliance that serious commitments been proved by court they may lost Civil Rights and possible to pay back their all earning from the to Public Tresueary of Tax payers money >
    The cause is that making and breaking of government are not their duties of by Austin and Jayantha? They can advice to UNP and SLFP by behind the bar, but cannot negotiate on behalf those two parties to be re-established political alliance against Will of Sovereignty of People of voters> .

    Which is against sovereignty of voters rights suppressed by Austin and Jayantha is non of their business in terms of law and administrations are concern ? By the way two of them are politically affiliated to UNP is not that secret . While public officers to have no power of making and breaking of intervention of state of political affairs by any means.

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    Why was the Supreme court not consulted?
    The AG and the Presidents secretary are only public servants. PERIOD.
    The country has become a BANANA REPUBLIC.
    The next step:- Get some help from the Astrologers!!

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