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Friday Forum Condemns Sirisena’s Conduct: Says President Has Resorted To Extra-Parliamentary Measures

The Friday Forum, issuing a statement this afternoon, condemned the conduct of President Maithripala Sirisena saying he has failed to follow the constitutional procedures relating to the appointment of the Prime Minister and resorted to “extra-parliamentary measures “.

President Sirisena

It also said the President’s actions also demonstrate a flagrant disregard of the mandate he received from a majority of the voters of this country, who elected him to the office of President in 2015

The full statement issued by the Friday Forum on the current constitutional crisis is as follows:

The Friday Forum condemns strongly, the manner in which President Maithripala Sirisena has attempted to sack the duly appointed Prime Minister of the country and install former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. It is a matter of great concern for the nation that in doing so, he has failed to follow Constitutional procedures that required him to ensure that the Prime Minister had lost the confidence of Parliament, and could not hold this office. The extra Parliamentary procedures he has followed are a violation of his obligation to lawfully exercise his Constitutional powers and responsibilities.

The President’s actions also demonstrate a flagrant disregard of the mandate he received from a majority of the voters of this country, who elected him to the office of President in 2015.He has failed to fulfill his promises and give the necessary leadership for good governance in critically important areas. Even more astounding is the fact that he has used extra Parliamentary procedures to install former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister yesterday, when the majority of voters in 2015 voted for a change of regime from the Rajapaksa style of governance. It is perhaps an indication of what problems the country will face with this change, when Mahinda Rajapaksa accepts office in an unconstitutional manner and requests the country and political leaders to “respect democratic change.

We condemn the further undermining of parliamentary democracy by the prorogation of Parliament. We call upon the Speaker to urgently use his office to resolve this national crisis that has serious implications for the people of this country. We call upon our fellow citizens in the public service, the armed forces and the Police to act with professionalism and discipline and fulfil their responsibilities under the Constitution and to the people.

Prof. Savitri Goonesekere, Prof. Camena Guneratne and Dr. A.C. Visvalingam

For and on behalf of
Mr. Prashan de Visser, Mr. Pulasthi Hewamanna, Mr. Chandra Jayaratne, Ms. Shanthi Dias, Mr. Tissa Jayatilaka, Prof. Ranjini Obeyesekere, Bishop Duleep de Chickera, Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere, Dr. Geedreck Usvatte-aratchi, Prof. Gameela Samarasinghe and Dr. Dinesha Samararatne.

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  • 10
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    The best option for Sri Lanka now is to call for general election. People should have a verdict on this election. What is the point in disputing and creating political storms now. Either people should have a say or Parliament should have a say. This president has lost his credibility . Do you think he would have any presidential election without any UNP support in 2015. 6;2 million people voted for Him with UNP voters.
    He cheated the public and he should call for an election now. or MPs should show their political strengths..
    if all you can not rule the country. give it for JVP for another 5 five years to see how they can rule

    • 3
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      I agree with you Lankan that there should be an election. But what can the new election do to the country. The same faces will be visible in parliament. The same fate to the country., Damn you do and damn you don’t situation.

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      A quick note to Sinhala Man who is a prolific contributor to these columns (comments section) and seemingly an excellent, fair minded representative of the Majority in particular and of the “inclusive” nation in general.
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      Here is god-given opportunity to put words into action (“get rid of the rogues”, as you have frequently, and rightly moaned) that may not return if an undemocratic “dictatorship” takes hold by November!
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      Given that you were so critical of the country “electing rogues”, I am doubtless that you will be aghast at “re-electing the same rogues”!
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      Be that vocal and active leader to wake up the silent, slumbering, shameless Majority!

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      Yes, Lankan. Allowing the people to decide is the best option. However the 19th Amendment prevents it until February 2020, unless 2/3 majority in Parliament decides. An organization like Friday Forum should have asked for that from all parties. Instead, Friday Forum asks the Speaker to defy President’s prorogation of Parliament, and even call upon the Armed Forces and the Police to stand against what they interpret as a violation of the constitution by the President! This is bizarre if not seditious.

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      Who is friday forum?

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    According to the Constitution, appointing Mahinda as the PM, a decision which was taken based on President’s prerogative to appoint anyone who he thinks holds the majority in the Parliament, is not illegal.
    However, that appointment is not considered constitutionally legal, until he (MR) proves the majority in the Parliament, which makes sense.
    As the Parliament is prorogued now, MR’s appointment is still in name until the next Parliamentary session, where he is required to prove the majority.
    Now we are in a “transitional period.”
    We don’t know who will be the PM by vote in the Parliament. Until then, the existing Cabinet remains unchanged as Ranil still holds the majority in the Parliament unchallenged, since 2015.
    I doubt the validity of signing any documents by the new PM during this transitional period. If he failed to show the majority, his Caretaker Government along with the Cabinet of Ministers (if appointed) will stand dissolved automatically.
    In such a scenario, the President has no choice other than re-appointing Ranil as the PM and a new Cabinet. (How many shuffles now, 6?)
    (And I shall conclude that the President has used Mahinda as a “billy-boy” to show his anger to Ranil over some disputes.)
    I hope there won’t be any arrests in this regard. Some Ministers called this “a constitutional coup and a coup against the state.” But I don’t think so.
    Even then, Mahinda is NOT responsible for any “constitutional coup.”
    If there is any arrest to be made, it should be the President, as he is the man who orchestrated “a constitutional coup” to oust his own PM and his own government! :D :D We are living in “a land like no other.” (No. actually I am joking.)
    Having said that, I wish Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa all the very best!

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      Sri lanka is NOT a democracy. Democracy does not consist only of holding elections. If elected representatives can decide which parties they will support, irrespective of the opinion of the voters who elected them, it is a mockery of the people’s mandate.
      Ranil himself must take the blame, because in spite of his protestations of holding democratic values, he failed to push through an anti-crossover bill when he had the chance, using the situation to use the very long-jumping snakes who have undermined him now.

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      My above comment was to explain the situation according to my knowledge, without any bias..
      It is not 100% in favour of the MR/JO. Anyway, I never played to the gallery.
      I am disturbed by some news.
      According to “Grapevine Telegraph,” JO has sought TNA’s support to show the majority in the Parliament! I couldn’t believe. This is the same JO who accused Ranil for seeking TNA’s support for the NCM promising them self rule to North. TNA never change their demands. Am I to believe that JO agreed for Federal in exchange of their support in the Parliament this time? Shame on you, guys.

  • 9
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    A blatantly partisan statement. One would expect distinguished citizens, not to be silent, but to be “au dessus de la melee” — above the fray. I cannot recall Godfrey Gunatilleke ever signing a statement of this partisan and biased nature, at the worst of times. Nor can I recall these signatories signing anything so impassioned, when the Tigers murdered Rajiv Gandhi, Lakshman Kadirgamar or any of our Presidents. Worse still, I don’t recall them naming names or agencies in a condemnatory manner when mourning the murder (by the LTTE) of Neelan Tiruchelvam.

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      Dayan what has LTTE got to do with the current political chaos.
      For gods sake you cant live with out dragging LTTE in to anything and every thing.
      This shows that you have no other grounds to defend the unconstitutional act of My3

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        Not many narcissists can make a living without a boogey man to fall back on when all other defences fail! Like Trump, like Dayan!!
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        Note the parenthetic reference “Lakshman Kadirgamar… mourning the murder (by the LTTE), wholly discounting Judge Bagwathi of the Eminent persons appointed for the investigation, among others.
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        Repeat the lie again and again, until it resembles the truth. Nicely done Dayan!

    • 15
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      So, it seems that DJ supports the action of the President.
      He has to, as he was appointed ambassador to Russia, by this same President.
      P.S
      Murders by LTTE have no connection/bearing on political coups.

    • 9
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      If you are responding to GG why bring in the Tigers? It shows your racist mentality is not able to control itself. Are you suggesting that bringing back Mahinda will decimate the Tamils. Is that all you see in championing Master Mahinda?

    • 14
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      Dayan buddy,

      It seems nothing is going right for you ……… Udayanga is waiting in the wings to take your position again.

      Welcome home.

      Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy! :))

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      Oh dear, hear goes Dr Goebbels Jayatillaka again!
      “Nor can I recall these signatories signing anything so impassioned, when the Tigers murdered Rajiv Gandhi, Lakshman Kadirgamar or any of our Presidents. ” declaims he from his lofty Moscow pulpit.
      Well, I have been around long enough but can’t remember one D. Jayatilleka signing any petition against the declaration of Independence by Varadarajah Perumal’s PC
      It is easy to condemn others for inaction ignoring the fact that these people would have been on a very real LTTE hit list if they did so. It would be interesting to know where exactly Dr. DJ was when the LTTE was after his blood? Potential bodily harm truly has a sobering effect.

    • 8
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      DJ
      The Friday Forum largely concerns itself about how the affairs of the state are conducted.
      Here is an obvious breach of the spirit (if not the letter) of the Constitution and that deserves to be denounced.
      Your comparisons are weak.
      I often do not see eye to eye with the FF, but to accuse it double standards is a little over the top.

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      Dr. DJ, Above the fray? My foot!. These are stooges of the west, elitists to the boot, at least one will be running to Manhattan in no time (some are already in the US of A as you know), except that the benefactor Samantha Powell has gone back to the oblivion or a corporate job. The undersigned are just a group of bitter humans lamenting the loss of the privileges they enjoyed once upon a time. Bastians is back writing for NYT, hahaha, has she left the Observer already?

    • 5
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      Dr Dayan What are you trying to tell. I don’t understand you!!!

    • 10
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      Dayan you’re grateful to MY3, he appointed you despite reasonable and justified objections. Do your job licking MY3 b…k ! Shame on you

    • 7
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      DJ,

      Please leave your titles and self gains aside, what happened to the country yestreday to everyone with a little brain .. say good bye to democracy + press freedom. MS burried lanken democracy yesterday.

      what you added above has not much to do with y#days PM appointment – right ?

      Today, M3 Sirisena behaves as if he was born yesterday. He had been working with PM and cabinet all along. He had been very against MR. 6.2 millions stood against Rajapkashe authoritarian politics.

      How come this man to behave like a headless chicken ?

      Except you all others that possesses some education saw how brutal MR regime had been.
      You guys would lick the balls of them regardless of the people’s suffering only focusing on your fame and selfish gains.

      I think majority of our people would not learn to see it big picture…

    • 4
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      DJ are you trying to convince us here that you have never written articles that were partisan and biased in nature? The signatories have every right to make a strong statement, when they think our politicians are arrogantly taking the law into their own hands. At this point it does not matter what they did not do, because right now we are in a constitutional crisis, and we need voices like these to speak out.
      I guess any criticism of the Rajapaksa’s pains you.

    • 0
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      It is a blatantly partisan statement, at least admit that. If the Friday Forum were SLFP dominated, then they would not say such things. A good example of neutrality is the JVP.

      The Friday Forum us not neutral, you really need to earn respect as a objective group, or simply state out in the open your pro-UNP, pro- minority stand. We will respect that.

    • 0
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      Dear Dayan, you glutton for punishment.

      If you are an Ambassador why don’t you stay ambassadorial in conduct and leave the political lobbying to knaves of either divide? Why dont you emulate ALL other Ambassadors?

      Just take a look at the scoreboard while reflecting on your indiscretion.

  • 8
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    Well spoken!
    Hopefully Sri Lanka’s democracy is strong enough and its parliament and political parties intelligent enough to offer resistance. And hopefully all media will provide neutral information. Let‘s hope they will get the chance to report at all. The world is alarmed. So am I.

  • 17
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    Civil society and other democratic forces in the country should launch a movement to impeach the rogue President. There are solid grounds for impeachment. People should take to the streets and put pressure on their MPs to support the move if they care for the country’s future.

    • 7
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      Not ROGUE I would say, but he is a caricature by JO.

      NOt a single good decision, SIRISENA ever made since he became the pres.

      RW led external affairs saved the country … at the time, MR was defeated, entire country was isolated in the world.
      Thanks to the work done by some UNP ministers, the impression was drastically changed.

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      Ajay,
      What bloody solid grounds for impeachment.
      ———————–
      Instead of putting pressure on MPs to support the move people will give them a good treatment with broom sticks. UNP MPs are scared to go to their constituencies.

    • 5
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      Ajay
      The President acted improperly, and it is a coup no doubt.
      Had the UNP conducted itself in a way that deserved protest action by them, a sizeable section of the public would have perhaps have been on the move .

  • 8
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    MR sacked his CJ within 2 days or so. There he never followed if the constitutional provisions are met.

    All these were carried out while today s president worked to MR regime as their then SLFP partyy secretary. So if one would closely study it, Sirisena has never seen -wrong- to go against constitution, no whatsoever moral high values were respected by MR regime in which SIrisena was a powerful minister. At the end only, he added that he had been so frustrated being unable to react as a cabinet minister independently.
    Now looking back even if President Sirisena broke away from MR’s previous regime, he should not have realized that all what they had been performing were against decmocratic priinciples.

    Besides, if we would fight against high crimes, if we are sane, we should fight to the end. Just because some disputes that could come up in every cabinet are the case, should not forget for what they initially got together. And not to forget, the common candidate was supported by in that coalition-led campaign not to strenghthen any party politcis, but to serve the justice by fulfiling the pledges made to the nation.

  • 9
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    THIS GUY MY3 is power hungry and have done a very very dirty thing to RANIL and to the majority of singalese voters by ACTING LIKE THIS IN THIS MANNER. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING THIS POLITICAL DRAMA.

  • 10
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    For short term political expediency you have badly let yourself down Mr President.

    No more need be said.

  • 3
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    This is one of the most dishonest and hypocritical media releases yet made by the FF.

    How can they forget that when Ranil was appointed PM by Maithripala, T.M. Jayarathna was still in the job, and he had not faced an election. But Mithripala appointed Ranil on 9 January as per a political agreement,.FF saw no issue then!

    Sri lankan citizens are entitled to ask the FF as to why they did not issue a statement then, or when the Cj was sacked too.

    These 25 or so elitist, privileged buffoons need to learn that what is good foe the goose is also good for the gander!

    • 2
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      Sena,

      if i may remind you appointment of RW as PM after MS became president was assured in the agreements signed before that. So that appointment is not comparable to the appointment we experienced yesterday.
      Besides, a candidate of MS nature would never have become a president if UNP as a grand party did not support him. And again, UNP too wanted to win their common candidate.

      But yesterday’s appointment came into being all of sudden but betraying total number 6.2 million voters that stood by him in last PE election. Remember ?

      The main moto of the election was to PUNISH RAJPAKSHES HIGH PROFILE CRIMES.

      Not about development or any other key issues were there in that agenda as a presidential canddiate.
      Now with MS-RW combination have achieved lot more during the last 4 years in terms of restoring democracy again, not much would be needed to achieve even if any govt would come to power.
      But we know how MURDEROUS and criminal the Rajpakshe Siblings have been.

  • 4
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    MS said publicly that he had had been deceived by the UNP. If it was so, then so were the 6.2M that voted for the MS/RW combination. My interpretation was MS wanted to perform Yahapaalanaya, but the UNPers that were hiding in his shadows and came to power surreptitiously had another agenda that MS saw only belatedly as it was unraveling. The alternative agenda to the much publicized Yahapaalanaya were the unwholesome anti social activites such as bank robberies, betraying the country to the biggest foreign bidders, trying to partition the country yet again surreptitiously as RW once did with Norwegians, and piling up enormous tax burdens on the oppressed citizens. At last MS had the strength of character to own up to the fact that he along with the electorate had been deceived by UNPers, and so, to do something about it and to correct his mistake. I too was taken by surprise when I read the news this morning, but it was pleasently so.

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      Are you crazy?

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        No, not crazy at all. This is UNPs Sodom and Gomorrah, all blown on their faces along with those of self-complimenting CT Kopi Kadey gang of die hard UNPers and terrorist lovers. I was expecting Ranil to be fired the day after he gave fake evidence fixed by AG at the Bond Scam Presidential Commission, for his incompetence in leadereship and management, and complicity in the Central Bank Mega Robbery. A man that have given the steering wheel of the country’s financial welfare to a foreign robber, and then not doing checks and balances against that rogues activities is NOT FIT to be a PM. Even a child knows these principles, except Ranil that was pretending to be baby and politically naive. What surprised me was that the whole mob of so called educated people in the country were so stupid to accept Ranil’s words and let him function till now, causing further havock in the country, oppressing the people with his punitive taxes, while his gangs of MPs and Ministers were living in incredible levels of luxury that no western country would allow their public servants to indulge in. Ranil was running a Sodom and Gomorrah in this tiny Island, and I am really glad that it has blown on his face. Dust will settle, and I hope MR will (or have already ) learn a lesson from this and his excesses, and get the country back on an even keel. There is no other leader in the country who has the will power and people power behind him to make the necessary changes, and MS has done the right thing, given all the uncertainties and risks the country faces and on balance of probabilities.

  • 2
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    The Friday Forum stricture here is a proverbial swat on the wrist with a bus ticket.
    Skeletons are being let lose by for example the PCoI on SriLankan Airlines. These are bound to dent the chances of regaining power through election – particularly if the ghosts come home to roost.
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    We have to deal with a coup, Friday Forum! Certainly not ‘Extra-Parliamentary Measures’.

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    UNP will initiate the next uprising for justice along with its constituent parties today…shamelessly head of state has no regards for the constitution he helped come to life…sad.

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    I do not think any of these guys in Friday Forum read the constitution.
    According to Prof. G.L.Pieris “when one party of the national government withdrew from the government, the term of the Cabinet expires, consequently leading to the cancellation of the term of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister can function only when the Cabinet continues to operate. As the UPFA withdrew from the national government, Ranil Wickremesinghe no longer can function as the Prime Minister.”
    According to the constitution, when the current PM cannot function, President can pick any person from the MPs if he thinks that the chosen person can muster the support of majority of MPs. In the current context, President would have had reasons to believe that Mahinda Rajapakse could get the majority support in the Parliament. So how dare these guys say that the President failed to follow the constitutional procedure. They should not put their nose to something that they do not know.
    ———————————–
    I am wondering whether Ranil knows what is in the constitution!

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    Its unfortunate the illiterate President Maithripala will not even understand what this condemnation of his action mean? When we elected uneducated idiots as President this is the result.

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      Buddhist

      You can’t be a Buddhist because true Buddhists don’t tell lies.

      “Idiot” is a good name for you.

      President is literate & reasonably educated to hold the highest position.

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        Real Revolutionist, you truly cannot be a revolutionist,leave alone Real. How can you support a stupid uneducated guy under whose rule even children abductors are protected?

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    RanilW – convene foreign ambassadors to Temple Trees to brief them on the unconstitutional act of My3.

    Mahinda – convene his goons to brief them to take matters in their own hands and take over all state apparatus if necessary seek to violence

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    “The President’s actions also demonstrate a flagrant disregard of the mandate he received from a majority of the voters of this country, who elected him to the office of President in 2015.”
    They should tell this not to the President but to Ranil Wickramasinghe. Ranil came to power thanks to President Sirisena, promising to eliminate corruption. But did he respect the mandate given to him by the people. It is no longer a secret that Ranil had a role in ‘Bond Scam’, not once but twice. If it is not for President’s action, the truth about this grand scale corruption would not have come to light. Ranil is also protecting his catchers involved in ‘Bond Scam’. He allowed Arjun Mahendran, main culprit of ‘Bond Scam’ to escape and washed his hands off. Guys in Friday Forum do not care about these things. They should tell Ranil that he did not live up to the expectations of voters and therefore get lost!

  • 2
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    No one remember how MY3 dissolved the 100 day parliament to save the Ruling Looters of the day??
    They looted the Central Bank within 40 days of being appointed to the Parliament and handing over the Premiership to Rani who had only 39 seats in that Parliament.

    What did the FF say then? And what is it now?
    Too educated to think straight or blinded by their educational credentials ?

    All appear to be brownie point collectors and Maha Dena Muththas….

  • 2
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    As Prabhakaran did, Ranil also may be hanging on expecting that an Angel from the West might come to rescue him!
    No news about what those white guys who went to Temple Trees promised. Could be the Seventh Fleet is on its way.

  • 5
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    Main thing here is Sirisens should know that he was elected not because he was Sirisena- but to chase out Rajapakse(s). After coming into power he brings back Rajapakse(s). Comoing colours are already shown. What position has Gotabhaya to come and make statements?

  • 4
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    .
    “My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. “Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. “Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. “Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. “Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. “Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. “Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.”Khalil Gibran”

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    Friday Falsedom or the Friday Boredom seems to one of the first NGO issuing a statement on this. After Dhanapala, Radhika, Deepika like kings and queens departure, it seems to be ready to talk Common’s subject. Yet, Jayaratne like obstacles are still there.

    NGOs may have to lead this because as political party, UNP headed by Ranil is not dependable on this. It is not here that Ranil is fired, but the Constitution has been violated in appointing country’s leaders. It is not a minor issue. PM was target by many ways, Peradeniya March, PCoI, AG’s advice, Supreme Court Consultation, attempts to split UNP by tapping Karu, Sajit like second level leaders, NCM, even the earlier Donkey trading techniques! Many times it was claimed the UNP Donkeys were being traded for $18B Biriyani and Arrack. But all of them failed. They say in Tamil “Aaddai Kaddichchu, Maaddai Kaddichchu Aalai Kaddicha Naai” (The dog that learned to bite people by starting to bite the goats and cows). Standing in front of Public and nakedly trying those naive techniques have made them now brave criminals. Now they have become shameless enough to breach the constitution to dismiss the people elected PM and enforce their wish. The People elect EP for them (For their wellbeing). The EP is there only for the people. Article 42(4) is there only the EP to appoint a PM for the people. Under any conservative interpretation, the people’s government cannot become EP’s private business. Anything and everything he does have to be evaluated if that is in people’s wish and People wellbeing. Never the people granted power to EP can be used to do Donkey Trading in Parliament and appoint an Alibaba as his personal Prime Minister.

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    People voted and elected UNP to the parliament. They changed the government by voting. They didn’t do donkey trading to change the government. They didn’t ask for donkey trading from EP. In a parliament where the NCM was defeated, dismissing the PM and Donkey Trading to prove majority is outright criminal offence. For playing this violation, EP has to be removed his civic rights once he loses the power.

    But sadly, as we said earlier, Ranil cannot be depended on this. The UN is there. IC is there. Democratic nations are there. If criminals steal people’s sovereignty or voting rights, they would be willing to involve through the proper procedure and restore democracy. But it appears to be Ranil is not willing to fight for the correct implementation of the constitution or uphold its sanctity. Ranil said already that If the Donkey Trading is successful on the opponents side he would resign. How is that talk can be justified if the appointment of the new PM is unconstitutional? This is nasty disservice of Ranil doing to the public, the parliamentarian went behind him and to the IC who is said be already willing to straight the skewness Lankawe government has taken. Ranil may be thinking if the people and IC is successful in restoring the constitution, they once again may demand him to prosecute His War Hero, the Old King. On that issue, he had earlier fought hard on signing Rome Accord and UNSG. Specially, US undersecretary, in his tweet, had said while Lankawe leaders respecting the constitution, they must strive to full the promise they gave to IC too. Ranil may then not be willing to accept the PM position and sue his heroes, which he feels as guilty as like a mother cutting her own child’s head. Ranil cannot be depended on this. But another UNPyer could, should step in and lead this crisis resolving.

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    Necessity has no law.

    What president did is quite right for the country.

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    Oh the rainbow, where art thou, thought we had a revolution, ah but you see, what goes around comes around; now, where did I hear that. Jan 9 2015.

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    The majority Citizens will support President Sirisena for removing the most unpopular and untrustworthy politician from the post of Prime Minister but none can support the replacement of the position with the biggest political CROOK .

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    Might is always Right. No right is always right.

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    My vote has been prostituted by these power hungry zealots. Wasn’t MS the very man whom MR and Co, publicly ridiculed and mocked on every stage during the 2015 presidential election. Wasn’t MS who cried on BBC saying had he lost he election he didnt know if he and his family would have been amongst the living. This man has No shame. He is swindled and duped the very men who put in this position of power. Coming to think of it, his days are numbered, RAW or No-RAW, he is a dead man walking. Shame on you MS. May you rot in Hell along with your loved ones for eternity.

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    I thought this FF would have asked the New Government to declare an amnesty for all the UNP Rouges who come out with the Money they robbed from our National Asset Register..
    And beg for Pardon with in the next 30 Days…..

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