16 November, 2018

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I Am Addressing You As PM Of Sri Lanka: Ranil Makes Confident Statement Despite Sirisena’s Sacking Letter

Making a special statement to media from Temple Trees, the official residence of the Prime Minister, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said he was still the Prime Minister of the country with a clear majority in Parliament.

Wickremesinghe

Wickremesinghe made the statement minutes after President Maithripala Sirisena sent him a letter, formally informing that the UNP leader has been sacked from the Prime Minister’s post.

“I am addressing you as the Prime Minister of the country. When a No-Confidence Motion was presented against me, I showed I commanded the support of a majority in Parliament. I still command the same support in the House,” Wickremesinghe said, speaking to media.

“Parliament will decide who the legitimate Prime Minister is. The Speaker will convene Parliament according to Standing Orders. We will resolve this matter in Parliament,” Wickremesinghe said ruling out the possibility of seeking the opinion of the judiciary.

Wickremesinghe reiterated that everyone who supported during the No-Confidence vote still stood by him.

“Convene Parliament. You will see the support have,” he said confidently, stating that he had discussed the current situation with other political parties.

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking to media after Wickremesinghe, requested the Speaker to convene Parliament even on Sunday, to allow the UNP to show its majority.

Co-Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne, speaking at the same press conference, requested the military and the Police to work with the duly appointed legitimate government to maintain law and order.

He also slammed at President Sirisena for making a 180-degree turn from the path of ‘Good Governance’.

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    Like Chelvanayagam stated before ” Only god can help the Tamil people now”. Everyone has abandoned them. India , the TNA, Vigneswaran , Ananthy, Vijayakala. All infighting or in deep slumber. very soon the Sinhalese and these fake Arab, immigrant opportunistic converted Dravidian ,Muslim low castes from Tamil Nadu will steal whatever remains of their land and make this island a hell hole to live. It will be either a Fascist Buddhist theocracy in most parts and or a a Wahhabi Islamic nightmare in other parts. Whatever remains of the ancient Saivite Eelam Tamil culture will soon vanish. These Sinhalese racists and these backstabbing, opportunistic, Arab worshipping, South Indian origin, low caste, Tamil Muslim Wahhabis will see to it. Serves India right for betraying the Tamils listening to the advise of powerful anti Tamils , some even calling themselves Tamils, it has cut of its own nose to spit the face. China has won. Anyone who has left the country and migrated, should consider themselves lucky and blessed. As Irrespective of ethnicity or religion ( will not say race , as all Sri Lankans, at least 99% of them are South Indian Dravidian by race) life is going to be a nightmare for the population remaining in the island. I really should say only god can save not only the Tamils but everyone else in this island, as they are now at the mercy of a pack of nasty opportunistic war criminals , who have committed all sorts of atrocities on their own people using religion , ethnicity , cast and language to divide and rule. This country has been steadily going down since 1948 as it has been ruled by a pack of opportunists , who have used , language , religion and ethnicity as a weapon to come and cling to power.

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      Why don’t you ask Tamil Nadu to help the Tamil people????? After all, it is the home to 50 million Tamils, and is the real homeland of Tamils. You can build that hallucination called eelam in Tamil Nadu, but never in Sri Lanka.

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        Tamil Nadu is the homeland of most of the island’s Sinhalese and almost all the Sri Lankan Muslims but not the Sri Lankan Tamils. DNA proves this. Sinhalese share a 70% DNA with Indian Tamils . Sri Lankan Muslims more than 90% . Sri Lankan Tamils only 17% . You can lie but DNA has proved who originated from Tamil Nadu. In fact 50% of the present day Sinhalese , many of whom are baying for Tamil blood , are purely descended from low caste Tamil immigrants from Tamil Nadu , who were imported into the island as slave labour by the Portuguese and Dutch. Sri Lankan Tamils only share a common language and the Saivite religion with them, as prehistorically , the island and most of South India was ancient Tamil country and the people of Tamil Nadu and the north east of Sri Lanka is what is left of this . For your information around 100 million people speak Tamil and Tamil Nadu’s population if around 80 million . Get your facts correct. It is you who is hallucinating racist. Sinhalese racists like you are the cause of all this ruin in this island.

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          Can you please send n URL where genetic analysis of Tamils and Sinhalese have been done SCIENTIFICALLY? Or is this just another hallucination to hide your inferiority? By the way, hallucinations of eelamists are not scientific :)

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            Please do. SSS I have a different interpretation. But this is interesting

      • 17
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        Racist low life, so you admit to the fact Tamils are discriminated and this will increase with this new Sinhalese Buddhists Fascist war criminal government full racists , fascists, swindlers looters and goons. Led by a war criminal and Nazi like Gotler. Therefore you want the remaining Tamil population to run to Tamil Nadu and make it their new home as it is the homeland of millions of Indian Tamils. Funny as it is the ancestors of the Sinhalese who largely originate from Tamil Nadu and not the Sri Lankan Tamils , so if anyone has to run back to Tamil Nadu it should be the Sinhalese and not the Tamils. Changing their language and religion , does not hide this fact. Low life why should Sri Lankan Tamils go to Tamil Nadu and make it their homeland when they have nothing to do with Tamil Nadu and the north and east of this island has been their homeland for thousands of years.

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        Who the fack are you Fascist racist piece of s-it to demand the island’s Tamils who have far more right to the island than most of the present day Sinhalese to go to Tamil Nadu , just because your Fascist racist war criminal as now taken over the government. Now we will see more and more of these Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists creeping out of their holes and shitting on all these forums with their racist venom. It is the duty of the government of Sri Lanka to help their people not the people of Tamil Nadu or India . This means this low life and this new government consider Tamils and other non Sinhalese or non Buddhists do not belong and should get out to various countries.

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          Well said Rohan.

          The so called ‘patriotic’ Buddhists in SL have no knowledge of real Buddhism. Buddha defied the traditional social hierarchy at the time & did not discriminate on grounds of gender, race & cast. Buddhism is based on the principals of Compassion, Tolerance & Kindness/love for all living things, therefore, how can a Buddhist not accept other religions, which, incidentally, is a personal belief (or not) of a different god? Anybody born in Sri Lanka, irrespective of ethnic background, is a Sri Lankan. Not all Tamils, nor all Muslims, have militant tendencies & all societies have their share of undesirables but support for politicians who exploit ‘nationalism’ promotes violence is a national disaster in the making. Hitler’s hatred for Jewish people cost the lives of millions of people, including Germans, & not having learnt from the past, we can see the response to Trump’s ‘make US great’ rhetoric by misguided people & it’s a matter time when SL will be engulfed in violence when mad dogs like Gnanasara are released from prison & given a new mandate by the govt.

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        vis8

        “Why don’t you ask Tamil Nadu to help the Tamil people?????”

        It’s a fantastic idea.
        Why doesn’t Tamil Nadu take back both the Tamil and Sinhala descendants of Kallthonies whose ancestors came from South India?

        The entire island was known as Eelam in South India.
        And you too just forget the idea of building an Exclusive Mutant Homeland for Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

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      Sirisena and Ranil W,

      RE: I Am Addressing You As PM Of Sri Lanka: Ranil Makes Confident Statement Despite Sirisena’s Sacking Letter,

      So, we have two Prime Ministers!

      One elected by the parliament, one appointed by Sirisena, a former President who was stabbed in the back, by Sirisena Now the one appointed by the parliament is being stabbed in the back by Sirisena.

      Sri Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by the Paras, a Land like no other!

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        Amarasiri ,

        This is the second time R W was sacked by an SLFP president ! Swan
        is Sirisena’s Traitor brand ! But on the part of Ranil , he should have
        expected this , especially when Sirisena went wildly public against
        Ranil ! I hear talks going round that there’s going to be impeachment
        and other actions staged in parliament but all that you must wait until
        the next session of parliament ! Sirisena had given ample time for Ranil
        to act against him by widening the gap between them almost daily
        basis and narrowing it with the enemy to an alarming level ! Why didn’t
        smell it ? I watched Derana 360 and Hiru Salakuna airing interviews
        from SLPP on the same day on many occasions ! There was everything
        comfortably in place for a perfect coup like this ! Suppose a U N P
        president did this to Mahinda ! What would you see in Srilanka today ?
        In my view , Ranil is a very very week leader for a party like U N P .
        Unless you find a new JRJ in the party , the party is a branded loser !
        The enemy of U N P has a formula to deal with U N P but it is the U N P
        that has no match .

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          Why Why, you are right Ranil is a weak leader. However, this would not happen with person like Dudley S. He was no Rambo but he had charisma.Forget JRJ he created this mess for his benefit, not for the benefit of the people.Colvin R also contributed to the mess.

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      Whatever different people might call it, this is a coup.
      Sites like CT will be banned soon enough. A bit of technical advice to those who want to access the truth in future:
      Go to Google and search for “free proxy server”. You will get a list of sites. Select one and type in ” https://www.colombotelegraph.com ” and you’re in business!
      The state CANNOT ban Google, only particular websites.

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      The Muslims of Sri lanka were the Majority in the Jaffna peninsula in historical times, as recorded in detail, and with ample evidence by Captain Percival in his book. He lived in Jaffna from 1800-1820, and noted the majority wre Muslims, while the sinhalese and the Malabars were the next major group. Note that vast majority of Tamils were tMalabars brought here as slave labour. Most the the original Tamils had got asimilated to the sinhalese, with names like Balasingham, Gunasingham etc (the sinham ending is a sinhala form. It doesn’t exist in Tamil Nadu).
      So, there was NO SIVITE Jaffna civilization when the Dutch and the British came here. The Malabars, some of whom sucked the colonialists and got land and became rich, and now pretend to be high caste, and exploit the other tamils who remained poor and who were exploited by the Tamils themsleves.
      That is the culture of the Ceylon tamils – internecine warfare among like-caste people, and total suppression and exploitation of the “lower castes”.
      They were only Malabar slaves.

      The North must go back to its rightful owners, the Muslims who were the majoritarian people in the North when it became a British crown colony in 1802.
      Our community was grievously harmed by the LTTE in its act of ethnic clenching,; the TNA, the Tamil intellectuals, and the Northern Provincial council have all tacitly continued the policy of the LTTE in now allowing our people to go back and settle in the North, in the properties that they occupied prior to the 1990s.
      I am no supporter of Wahabi misinterpretations of Islam, but Islam alone will give you Tamils some peace.

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        Pretend Arab ,low caste immigrant convert from Tamil Nadu please provide historical links to your fairy tale. Your so called links only lead to an extremist Sinhalese site . Muslims were the majority in Jaffna and in the north. You must be high on Ganja

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        Mr.Bodin can you show any evidence for your hallucination. Clown

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      Here the Australoid crow SSS with his crow genealogy history book. Who told you that you belong to Dravidian. Dravidian is not a race you donkey but a group of people in South India, a name coined by Englishman to call people of South India. Tamil is a broken dialect spoken by Moors and no Moors will say we are Tamils. They will say they belongs to a mixed race but definitely do not belongs to Australoid crow race to which you belong. When Moors arrived in Sri Lanka and brought trade you all were tree climbers. Licked the Sudda’s back, converted and got education and now talking big. In Sri Lanka you are the Kallathonis who jumped from Tamil Nadu.

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        Ralli Balli is back again from the asylum. What sort of treatment did you receive there? Shock treatment that has now affected most of you brain? You are no Moor but descended from low caste Dravidian Tamil immigrant converts from South India. You can screech , howl, insult me with all sorts of names but this is the truth and I know the truth hurts. Now screech and scream again stating I am an Australoid crow and you and the rest of fake Arab low caste coverts from Tamil Nadu are Moors fallen from heaven. Please do not forget to take your prozac

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        Ralli Ameen
        Just ignor lunatics.

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          Says one lunatic to another. One a Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist and the other an Arab worshipping Wahhabi Islamic fanatic. This means he will have to ignore you.

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      SSS, Don’t give up. Still There is Hope. Now that this has happened, I am determined to contest for Presidency and solving the Tamil problem is going to be one of my top priorities.

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        Thank you Edwin and I will convey this to your close relatives in Thutukudi in Tamil Nadu . They will be overjoyed. How is you houseboy job in the Gulf. Hope you are giving good service to your Arab masters, otherwise Ralli Balli will be screeching at you.as loves to give full service to all Arabs and now Moors too , in the name of Islam.

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          Solving the Tamil Problem:

          SSS, your mention of Thutukudi in Tamil Nadu makes me think further. After I become the President of SL I will turn my eyes on Tamil Nadu and specifically to Thutukudi in TN.
          .
          I will say this only once. Listen carefully and keep it secret. Solving (I) The Tamil problem and (ii) Solving the Problems of Tamils are two mutually exclusive things. All this time our leaders were concentrating on (ii) but, as you know, failed miserably. I am going to be different and concentrate on (I) which attacks the cause – Tamils. Remove the cause and take it to any Thutukudi and the problem will disappear. It is that simple.

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      Siva Sankaran Sharma,
      “Whatever remains of the ancient Saivite Eelam Tamil culture will soon vanish.”
      —————————
      Is there anything called ‘Saivite Eelam Tamil Culture’? Whatever Demalu in Sri Lanka have as culture are what they brought from Hindusthan where Tamil culture evolved. The cultural traits of Demalu in Sri Lanka such as language, religion, marriage customs, funeral rites are same as your counterpart in other side of the Palk Strait.

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      According to reports the Tamil politicians are willing to cross over and join the man who has still not answered the question, where are the missing Tamils whose families still cry for, and why were civilians brutally used as human shields? They seem to choose the more brutal side.

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      “Muslim low castes from Tamil Nadu” Siva Sankaran old chap, this is the 21st century. What world are you living in???

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      Siva Sankaran Sharma,
      .
      “Anyone who has left the country and migrated, should consider themselves lucky”
      .
      Thank God, your Prabakaran has helped a few including you though killed thousands of other innocent Tamils. See a low caste terrorist has given a better life to nut-case, a self claiming Brahmin ..

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      SSS Field a Tamil for the Presidential election. He may not win, but I have a choice.

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    Adios Dr Ranil..

    Still ,It will be a darn difficult task to put the Country back to where it was in Dec 2014…

    The Billionaires and the Multi Millionaires whom Dr Ranil made under his Yahapalanaya, must be made to pay back whatever they got from the public purse.
    That must be the number one priority’

    Number two is to get back the Magamapura and Mattala from the Chinese and the Hindians..

    Number three is to release all Ranaviru soldiers whom Dr Ranil rounded up and put behind bars.
    And pay compensation to Mr Weeratunga for his suffering and financial loss due to Dr Ranil’s Yahapalana injustice…

    Once these are done, the new Government must sack the Constitutional Mob lead by NGO mates who have been desperate to divide and rule this beautiful country..

    Then the new Government can reach out to the minorities as a whole, and ask them what they want and where they want to live as equal citizens with the rest.
    Not according to minority leaders who live in Cinnamon Gardens..
    And make a constitution or amend it ,so every citizen has equal rights to
    Education,
    Employment
    Health’ Care
    Freedom to live in any art of the country,

    And not according to the Wishes of the British Ambassador, NGOs , Diaspora , Western Governments and the UN and their Agents in Colombo……

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      You idiot did MR Government gave all these during their reign except those bunch becoming Kings and Queens of Sri Lanka.

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        mohomad , Perhaps KAS related to the Royal family at least distantly or his nose is brown with the Rajapassa stuff.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Welcome back to this forum.
      We know you are going to be very busy in the next few days, weeks, … maybe hours.
      It’s not easy for you to carry Mahinda’s clanking b***s as he is now the new prime minister of Hopper (one that hops) Sirisena.

      Unlike you and your temporary bosom buddy the public racist Dayan I am not going moan and groan about Dr Mahinda being appointed UNELECTED Prime Minister of this island. Let’s wait until parliament (of 225 Hoppers, crooks,…..bigots, racists) hopefully decides who is the lesser crook than the next one.

      By the way Subramanian Swamy was a former admirer, facilitator, supporter …. of VP until the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi on 21 May 1991 by a Garlanding women. Watch the video clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0sQPiDQaTE), a Tamil Nadu women Madam Chandraleka was summoned to garland Mahinda, its like animals are decorated with garland before being sacrificed (metaphorically of course) at the altar.

      By the way
      Subramanian Swamy Twitted:

      @Swamy39
      Today Fmr President of Sri Lanka and probably the next President is arriving in New Delhi at the invitation of Virat Hindustan Sangam(http://www.vhsindia.org ). He will address a public meeting (admission by invitation ) on 12th on “Indo-Srilanka Relations : The Way Forward”.

      11:42 PM – Sep 9, 2018

      He was using “probably the next President”.
      What did Swamy mean?
      By now you would have come to know who is the puppet and who is the puppet master.

      Have you already prepared your backhander list?

      Jayawewa! Hindians.

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      Dream on, Mr Sumanasekara, you are in the land of denial

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    Does anyone want to make a guess as to AG’s advice?

    “The FCID conducting investigations against five suspects including Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs.15 million in a company owned by Namal Rajapaksa, yesterday informed Court that they have sought the Attorney General’s (AG) advice regarding the future course of legal action against the suspects.”

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    My last comment, again.
    Stay grounded, ok, JO, stay grounded.
    There is a hitch. Actually two.
    I heard some idiotic interpretations.
    This is not the same scenario; what happened in 2015 January. Maithri appointed Ranil as the PM over the other fellow without informing him. However, there is no similarity of both situations. I have no intention to go any further on that. C’mon, JO, how could you forget who Ranil is? How could you think he will let the same thing happen to him if their is a reversal?
    MR smiles, but he doesn’t look happy either. I know his smile when he is genuinely happy. This is not it. It looks like some people have forced him into this..

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      More….
      I think this is “a coup” by Gotabhaya’s loyalists in the JO along with the President, to undermine MR’s power.
      All this time MR was very powerful and his word was the final in the JO.
      Once he joined the government (even though as the PM) he will become a nonentity. Now there is a President above him and an Alliance comprised of 95 MPs.
      Mahinda’s word is no longer the final word now.
      Why did they do this? I think I’ve written this possibility a week or two ago to a Sinhala daily.
      The reason is the next Presidential candidate.
      All this time Gotabhaya’s chances to contest from JO’s side was minimal as MR didn’t give a word. I don’t know whether he wanted to.
      Now Gotabhaya’s path is clear as it is not Mahinda’s word which is the decisive factor but President’s (as the Chairman/SLFP) and UPFA’s. What will happen is, the President+UPFA will nominate Gotabhaya as their candidate. (If MR is agreeable, then it is his business.)
      I still stand by what I said. Gotabhaya won’t win. All who are against him (Rajapaksas) will get together again to defeat him in 2019, may be in the first quarter or in the last quarter (most probably), but it doesn’t matter. Others will get together in no time.
      I like MR to be the PM. But I don’t like JO using him to wash Maithri’s dirty linen. Mahinda is such a treasure “to be used” like this.
      I still don’t support Gotabhaya. We don’t want a military ruler.
      I hope those who pushed MR into this will give him legal advice too. I am not talking about the majority in the Parliament. It is secondary. There is another hitch as plain as the clear glass.

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      Champa, Rajapaksa took the bait and fell for the trap. Now wait and see how things play out.

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    It’s a coup.

    The IC will not accept an unconstitutional nominated PM, for that matter a war criminal. This is a free ticket for MR to The Hague, ICC or a special tribunal. CHOGM should dismiss Sri Lanka, as was with Fiji. The Tamils and the IC were misled and MS check-mated all. Both RW and MS have fooled us all.

    All strategies in the past, including regime change have failed the Tamils, but this with MR as PM, will speed up for independence of Tamil Eelam. A protection mechanism for the Tamils is urgently needed.
    Tamils need to unite collectively for the only option – Independent Tamil Eelam.
    UN-what’s your next move. “Never again Rwanda ???”.

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      Manika Vasagar, so you don’t think the tamil leaders living in Karuvakaddu (Kuruntuvattai or Col-7) haven’t fooled us,
      as they have been doing since the days of Ramanathans, the Turban wearing grand daddy of Viggy?
      So you think the Prabhakarans and Douglas Devanadans and KumarPonnambalams and Rudrakumarnas haven’t fooled us and led us up the garden path?
      So you think Chelvanayama who declared GGPonnambalam a “Traitor” in 1949 and launched the ILam Thamil Arasi Kadchchi and EMV Naganatahan who held satyagrahas on the Galleface green (but distributed wooden pistols to every body there) didn’t fool us?
      So you think Amirthalingams who told us in Vaddukkodai that we can win against the sinhalese aND wrest power BY FORCE did not mislead us?
      So you think Anton balasingham and Parabhakaran who wanted nothing but Eelam, and (killed more Tamils than the whole sinhala army) did not fool us?
      So you think Eric SolheimS, the Hindians, and the west and others who told us that the Sinhalese were fighting AN UNWINABLE WAR against the invincible Prabhakaran did not not fool us?
      The Solheims, The Indians and the West will buy up the North cheaply when the country falls into ruins, and they can set up their bases against the Chinese in the penisula overlooking the Falk straits, crushing the tamils once again so that they become once again surfs working for the west.

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    LOL…….OK you had your Queen’s Speech if you fancy doing this type of selfies. But this fancy show demonstrates that you have been running two governments for nearly 4-years, and not a unified and properly integrated coalition. Ranil you have been sacked, so get off the pedestal. You came into power hanging on to other people’s coat tails, and sold the country down the drain allowing your cronies to ransack all the national banks. So this is the result: Kamma and Vipaaka. Please get off before the security forces take you down. Remember, you alienated them during your time and so don’t expect any sympathies from them.

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    You cannot expect anything more than this from Gamarala. Spineless bastard. This shows his dirty breeding. When he was born his father was with another woman.

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      DPJ,

      Your lot chose Gamarala to spear head the regime change coup. Now don’t lament.

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    Ranil Wickremasinghe cannot hold on to power, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, whether his removal is politically correct or not. It is wrong to say that Wickremasinghe is removed solely under Article 42 (4). He is removed under the (overall) powers of the President. Following is the translation (to the best of my ability) of the President’s letter.

    “While I had appointed you as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka as per the powers vested in me as the appointing authority in Article 42 (4) of the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, I hereby inform you that you have been removed from the office of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka with immediate effect under the powers vested in me.”

    The claim in the following reply sent by Wickremasinghe to the President is mistaken.

    “I write to inform you that I am the constitutionally appointed Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and continue in that office and that I command the confidence of Parliament as contemplated in article 42(4) of the constitution.”

    He was the ‘constitutionally appointed PM’ by the President, until his removal again by the President. The following is what Article 42 (4) says precisely.

    “42 (4): The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of Parliament, who, in the President’s opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament.”

    There is nothing about contemplation! It is ‘in the President’s opinion.’ Mahinda Rajapaksa is now appointed on that basis, but the President’s opinion can be a wrong judgement. Wickremasinghe is now gone constitutionally. Trying to hold on to power is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. What Wickremasinghe could do best is to bring a no confidence motion against the new PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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      laksiri

      “What Wickremasinghe could do best is to bring a no confidence motion against the new PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa.”

      you are right.that is the only course for ranil.president can appoint the person who he feels the parliament has confidence in.Only thing is MR will welcome a no confidence motion because he wants fresh elections.So ranil has to go back to the people.

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      Laksiri Fernando,

      “Trying to hold on to power is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. What Wickremasinghe could do best is to bring a no confidence motion against the new PM, Mahinda Rajapaksa.”

      You may be correct in the interpretation, and what Ranil can do is keep bringing no confidence motions against those appointed as Prime Minister.

      Sri Lanka, a Land like No other, where the Paras, mean IQ 79, keep screwing things up since Independence in 1948.

      NB. Common Sense Pamphlet?

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      This is funniest explanation one can give in these circumstances. Even babies in this matter understand that Article 42 (4) be used only to appoint a PM; there is nothing for dismissing a PM. It is one of the comedies that Air Lanka Cashew eater quoted that article unnecessarily on the dismissal letter. Nobody can aby best interpretation for a foolish quotation. But he did not say what provision from the constitution he was using to dismiss Ranil. Further he has appointed Old King as PM, while Ranil was functioning as the PM. I do not mean the legal challenge here, but I mean he did not show any interest to remove Ranil from his seat before appointing Old King. Article 42 (4) cannot used to appoint a duplicate PM; it can be used only to appoint for the existing vacancy. There is no provision in the constitution if a new Prime Minister is appointed, the exiting Prime Minister automatically becomes ex. There is no way he can appoint a New Prime Minister using 42 (4), until due time.

      The climax is this sentence : ” He is removed under the (overall) powers of the President. ” Come on man, one has to have common sense, if not constitutional expertise. Does this mean New King even can hang Ranil because he is a President? Even an executive President’s power is defined & limited in the constitution. PM position is the second in Command. EP’s authority over PM is limited as only Article 42 (4) -appointing. That he can use only when there is a vacancy exist in PM position.

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      He appointed Old King first and tried to dismiss Ranil latter. We cannot explain that why. But he didn’t mention the provision under which he was dismissing Ranil. This could be because, if Ranil goes to court, he is planning to contest the validity of 19A which limits his ability to dismiss the PM. That is very risky for Ranil because no Supreme Court Justice will sign any documents that deliver a judgment against Old King. That is why this is a classic case that International Community and UN had to interfere here.

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      This is the exact position.
      RW has no choice.
      It would be interesting see the big mouths like “suwapathi” etc in the coming days.

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      LF,

      Your interpretation ignores the 19th amendment, which reportedly prevented the President from removing a PM unless the latter loses his parliamentary seat fro some reason ( or maybe loses the confidence of the majority of parliamentarians.)

      The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister is happening when the world is focused on Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) having murdered Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in a grisly way, by sending a forensic pathologist with a Bone Saw ( hence the nick name, Mr. Bone Saw for MBS). It will bring renewed focus on MR and GR having murdered journalists like Lasantha Wickrematunga, MP’s like Raviraj and Pararajasingham,the then Eastern University VC, Prof Raveendranath, and thousands of Tamil civilians.

      It will also bring renewed focus on the alacrity with which you wanted the University of Colombo to grant honorary doctorates to Sri Lanka’s Mr. Bone Saws ( MR and GR), with the full knowledge that such atrocities happened when they were in complete control of all armed forces and paramilitaries in the country.

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        Agnos,
        It is true that the 19th Amendment attempted to remove the powers of the President to remove the PM. But it was a failure. There are two instances, in Article 47 (2) directly, and in Article 48 (1) by implication, where the possibility of removal still remains. Although Article 42 or 42 (4) does not talk about the removal, the overall powers of the President in Article 4 (b) which could not be changed by the 19th Amendment, without a referendum, gives him powers to remove the PM. Also go through the powers of the President in Chapter VII. I am not saying this just on this instance. I have maintained this position in response to Reeza Hameed in April and in some other articles as well. We still have an executive presidential system where the PM has no independent powers, although RW wanted to have them undermining the President. The 19th Amendment is a misadventure. The present situation could have been avoided if the UNP removed RW.

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          LF,

          I am sorry that I don’t have the time to read the precise details in the Constitution. But when the 19th amendment was drafted, constitutional lawyers would have reviewed the clauses carefully.

          There is also the general legal principle that a later amendment carries more weight. When it appears to contradict existing powers in an ambiguous way, the courts will consider the clear intent of the parliament when it voted for the amendment. It remains to be seen what the Supreme Court and Speaker say on this issue.

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            There is nothing in Article 4(b) says that President is a God’s rep and he can hang a Prime Minister whenever he wants, just for nothing,. There is nothing unusual whatsoever in that. Probably those who cannot understand English may be having some problem of understanding article 4(b)

            When a president, who receives an executive power, is obligated to stay within the subsequent passages which defines his duty is and his responsibility. There is no special exemption given him there to dismiss a Prime Minister when the amendments prevent him from doing so. Nothing in that saying any amendment that is modifying president authority is invalid. If an amendment removes president from his executive status, it violates the article 4(b), that alters the nature of the constitution- government, thus it has to be attested by people on a referendum. 19 A not becoming void on that issue. It may become partially invalid or whole invalid on other issues. None of those gives any ground to President to use Article 42(4) to appoint a PM over another one and make an incumbent as ex PM.

            The criminality on the president is he is going against the people, who elected him & elected PM’s political party as governing party, by he personally targeting the PM i.e. Ranil. It is no way a country’s president sitting and idling, blocking all the criminal cases at courts and just for hobby, picking on the PM. There is no constitutional justification in Article 4 (b) for this personal revenging, louse game. If he doesn’t like Ranil he can resign instead violating constitution. Legal experts have said any appointment on Article 42(2) can be interpreted objectively. It never can be interpreted if Ranil resigns, EP need not act in criminal ways.
            The entire talk is so childish and imbecile.

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      Under Article 42(4)

      We all see that appointment of new PM is completely unconstitutional. That he could do, after he let parliament informed.

      I have no doubt President is cheated by his advisers. And president real nature revealed to the world. He is no wise enough to make decisions.The greatest betrayal ever a head of state has made sofar.

      The very same president then as a minister left MR# regime not being able to do anything democractic means. So all was louded by him should not be truths.

      People will have no faith on President anymore.

      And thanks to UNP, he got elected as a the next president. Now as President what mental state he should have to appoint MR again as his PM. How would President get on with PM next days ? How would President talk about on going high profile investigations on Rajakshe family ?

      People will just enjoy the moment since those who would want to live illegal means will have the chance to continue so, when MR is back. Majority of people are into corruption and injustic than other way around.

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        Samson, you say, “We all see that appointment of new PM is completely unconstitutional. That he could do, after he let parliament informed.” I sure hope that you are correct there. But I want to be sure. Where is our Dr. G. L. Pieris in all this?
        .
        I could see from the faces of the two conspirators that they are not happy. How could MR take oath from a man who was one of his most obedient slaves? The man’s shame seem to be smaller than his respect for principles.
        .
        I wonder what the stand of JVP would be in all this. In his speech at the rally, just a few days before the coup, Anura said that they are going to work for the removal of the YP government but would not allow the gap to be filled by the MR and JO. He has been silent so far. What would he say now?

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          Edwin, Public secret is that the majority of of both grand party men are highly corrupted.It is a choice between corrupted and less-corrupted. Democratic and authoritarian ? Devastating impact on the nation. And those unedcuated supporters joying on the streets have no idea about the ground situation of the country. The very same former minister who left being fed up his then president to appoint his former president as his PM ?

          I am not a party supporter, but I agree with RW and those who categorically say that yesterday PM appointment is unconstitutional.
          Dr Laksiri Fernando s sound to be pro-MR. Anyways, he is no means a person to have reacted going by his education, also when criminals made every efforts to award Dr TITLES to MR and GR 10 years ago. We are a nation whose majority folks are more into corruption than otherway around. So..we cant do much as I see it today.

          Either the incumbent President should be mentally ill. Or he should be forced to do so.

          Do you guys have any acceptable explanation as to why the Prez to have fallen on to their tricks ?

          Viktor Iwan and many others have now confirmed, yesterday s appointment of new PM is very unconstitutional.
          Entire world is criticising the step. Sirisena always criticsed actions taken in MR regime.
          How would Mr Sirisena face the world next ?
          Champika Ranawaka is supporting to RW further.
          JVP has not issued any statements yet.
          Two UNP MPs have made public statements about supporting MR.
          Just that Senanayaka to come forward and betrayed UNP again is preposterous I would say.
          All in all, we the ones who expected a changed learnt that our people would hardly see it right.

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      Laksiri,
      I don’t think what is written in the constitution no matter. Once again it is proved executive president has become a deadly weapon to the democracy and to this country. I don’t think judiciary has any powers over President. Judiciary is a dead institution in Srilanka. Law and order always the law of the power. I don’t know what the constitution tells about whether President can appoint a Prime Minister before sacking the existing Prime Minister. Why couldn’t the President give an opportunity to the parliament to decide the majority. Why couldn’t he dissolve the parliament and call for a vote to show the majority.
      Mahinda must have already bought number of UNPers and other buddies like Douglas Devananda, Rishard Baduideen etcc. I am very confident that there is a agreement between President Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapakse regarding their future, not about the country or People. Do you think the country is going in the right direction?

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        Ajith,

        You have expressed your misgivings on the overall political situation, which I cannot easily dismiss. I have expressed mainly the constitutional position in respect of the PM’s removal. You have also stated “I don’t know what the constitution tells about whether President can appoint a Prime Minister before sacking the existing Prime Minister.” He did that in January 2015, when appointing RW without sacking D.M. Jayerathne, the then PM. But not in this instance as far as I know. You have also asked “Why couldn’t he [President] dissolve the parliament and call for a vote to show the majority.” The answer is: the Parliament cannot be dissolved under the 19th Amendment (Article 70 (1)) before 4 years and six months and that means July 2019. This is another rigidity in the 19A. It is not merely the presidency which is anathema of democracy, almost all institutions and politics. We may have to take a more independent position to correct them, if we care. Otherwise we can just express our anger and displeasure.

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          Laksiri,
          I got the following from an article by Shymon (in the same issue).What do you think about the article 46(2)?

          The Prime Minister can only be dismissed if:

          1. Cabinet is dismissed (also the cabinet cannot be dismissed by the President FYI)

          2. She/He resigns

          3. She/He stops being a member of the parliament.

          (Again, 46 (2))

          The President can appoint a PM under Section 42 (4), only if the above has happened.”

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          Laksiri,
          I have got also few other questions regarding article 42(4). Is it only removal of the PM or includes the removal of the cabinet or government? As far as I know President has not removed the cabinet or parliament. Can the new Prime Minister remove the existing cabinet and replace with new cabinet before showing the majority to form the govt?

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          Laksiri
          My comment earlier had got chopped off halfway through, the rest reads as

          ……“He was the ‘constitutionally appointed PM’ by the President, until his removal again by the President”
          Do you think 4(b) overrides 33A and 42(1) in his responsibility and accountability? (in deriving power). What was the intention of including 33A in 19 ammendment?
          How often is the president going to address his mind to make and (change) his opinion, on 42(4) if he is to act in good faith? How is he going to be responsible to the Parliament, accountable to the Miscarriage of Judgment, as per 33A? Is that burden lies with the People, Parliament, expelled PM?

          46. (1) ……..
          (2) The Prime Minister shall continue to hold office throughout the period during which the Cabinet of Ministers continues to function under the provisions of the Constitution unless he– (a) resigns his office by a writing under his hand addressed to the President; or
          (b) ceases to be a Member of Parliament.
          (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph (1) of this Article, where the recognized political party or the independent group which obtains highest number of seats in Parliament forms a National Government….
          For the purpose of paragraph (4), National Government means, a Government formed by the recognized political party or the independent group which obtains the highest number of seats in Parliament together…..
          Further “The answer is: the Parliament cannot be dissolved under the 19th Amendment (Article 70 (1)) before 4 years and six months and that means July 2019. This is another rigidity in the 19A”, you discuss the merits of 70(1) but no weight to 33A or 42 (2) of the same amendment 19A

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      “He is removed under the (overall) powers of the President.”
      Could you please show how the president derived “overall powers”? or power to dismiss the Prime Minster.
      Has he displayed/displayed, to the Parliament his responsibility as stated in 33A
      and him as head of Cabinet as stated in 44(2)
      To the rest of your comment,
      Constitution reads as
      3. In the Republic of Sri Lanka sovereignty is in the People and is inalienable. Sovereignty includes the powers of government,
      4. The Sovereignty of the People shall be exercised and enjoyed in the following manner :– (a) the legislative power of the People shall be exercised by Parliament, consisting of elected representatives of the People and by the People at a Referendum ;
      (b) the executive power of the People, including the defence of Sri Lanka, shall be exercised by the President ……
      33A. The President shall be responsible to Parliament for the due exercise, performance and discharge of his powers, duties and functions under the Constitution and any written law, including the law for the time being relating to public security.”
      o 42. (1) There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers charged with the direction and control of the Government of the Republic.
      o
      o (2) The Cabinet of Ministers shall be collectively responsible and answerable to Parliament.
      o
      o (3) The President shall be a member of the Cabinet of Ministers and shall be the Head of the Cabinet of Ministers.
      o (4) The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of Parliament, who, in the President’s opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament
      “He was the ‘constitutionally appointed PM’ by the President, until his removal again by the President”

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        Laksiri
        My comment earlier had got chopped off halfway through, the rest reads as

        ……“He was the ‘constitutionally appointed PM’ by the President, until his removal again by the President”
        Do you think 4(b) overrides 33A and 42(1) in his responsibility and accountability? (in deriving power). What was the intention of including 33A in 19 ammendment?
        How often is the president going to address his mind to make and (change) his opinion, on 42(4) if he is to act in good faith? How is he going to be responsible to the Parliament, accountable to the Miscarriage of Judgment, as per 33A? Is that burden lies with the People, Parliament, expelled PM?

        46. (1) ……..
        (2) The Prime Minister shall continue to hold office throughout the period during which the Cabinet of Ministers continues to function under the provisions of the Constitution unless he– (a) resigns his office by a writing under his hand addressed to the President; or
        (b) ceases to be a Member of Parliament.
        (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph (1) of this Article, where the recognized political party or the independent group which obtains highest number of seats in Parliament forms a National Government….
        For the purpose of paragraph (4), National Government means, a Government formed by the recognized political party or the independent group which obtains the highest number of seats in Parliament together…..

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      Laksiri I had more respect for you.How bad.

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    No country collapses overnight. The rot began in the late 1950s when Buddhist Nationalism broke into the political landscape. Ironically, the unprincipled Banda
    was the first major victim killed in cold blood by a Buddhist priest. The trend has not reversed since. In fact it has progressively worsened every decade or so. Tamil blood was used to nurture Buddhist Sinhala politics from the 1960s. Two insurrections by the Sinhala and Tamil youth not only took hundreds of thousands from both sides away but bankrupted the country as well. From the year 2,000 crooked politicians from the Sinhala side openly stole billions from the virtual empty treasury. Some of it still in banks in Dubai, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Canada etc., The man in the street – 20 million of them really – are now struggling to find 2 square meals a day. The situation gets worse by the hour. Politicians, on the other hand, have a field day. In today’s world, the Army cannot take over.

    Sri Lanka is fated to boil in oil. The Tamils, in all probability, will save themselves by getting internal rule to their areas in the North and East. That old song that we sang after drinks that the Sinhala race has come to an end may come true, after all.
    Thank the Bandaranaikes and Rajapakses for that. We threw out Hindi. Soon it will be Mandarin and Hindi with a little bit of English, Sinhalese, Tamil and Arabic.

    Vanangamudi

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    The hardboiled Rajapakses know all too well Ranil cannot stand the political heat.
    CBK easily did him in earlier in 2004. Ranil vanished without a whimper. The soft Gamarala is no more than a pambaya. The Rajapakses and their mobsters – both lay and cleric – are behind them. Gamarala will be history soon – and will be too happy to get out with the massive loot now in the names of his brothers and other relatives.

    Sri Lankans are an unfortunate lot to suffer the governance of rogues and poor performing political leaders. Let us pray the country does not slip into anarchy and civil war.

    ADJP

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    It is time that Ranil Wickramasinghe should be arrested for Bond Scam with immediate effect and he should be prosecuted without any delay.

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      You should be an idiot to see that way.

      Hedging and other high profile frauds had made bigger lossess.
      My wish is MR to be taken by Nature in the days to come.
      Then only we can finally see it peacefully.

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    When will the Rajapaksa’s release the biggest racist scoundrel, Gnanasara, give him back his robes, and set him free to cause chaos and racist attacks on minorities?

    Back to days of tension and fear.

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    How many Tamils will self immolate because their OrumiththaNadu was nit give, Will muslim start holy Jihad because their Nasirishtan did not come into life.

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    Sri Lanka is the very deocratic in the world which had a UNCONSTITUTIONALLY APPOINTED – PM EMPTIED THE BABKS AND EMPLOYEE FUNDS AND HE CONTINUED TO GOVERN.Now he is crying out loud and mourbing. See his eyes.All Free whiskey.

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    How the UNP and Ranil acted on MS assassination case was undesirable and he would have used it to remove Ranil. But the appointment of MR is the worst thing MS could have done. He should not be pardoned for that.

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    We have two prime minister will the dollar rate go down , Trust starts with truth and end with truth when you eate hoppers you can hop to whatever direction. MR can not trust the president and RW due to his quality Statement. or order.

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    Laksiri Fernando,

    Yes,it is the President’s’ opinion!

    However we have to interpret this provision carefully!

    Could the President forms his opinion irrationally?

    Could the President change his opinion daily?

    The President forms his opinion only after a General election and especially when no single party had obtained majority!

    After the General election held in the year 2015, the President had appointed Ranil based on his opinion,

    It was rational.

    Now when the UPFA decides to withdraw their support yesterday,, the President may be justified in changing his opinion.

    But is their any rational ground for him to decide on Mahinda especially taking into account how the Parliament had voted when the no-confidence motion was brought against the Prime Minister!.

    The only rational alternative is for the supporters of Mahinda to bring in a no-confidence motion against Ranil and allow the Parliament to decide.

    If the motion is passed,then and only then the President could form an opinion to appoint Mahinda.

    I am not a constitutional lawyer or even a lawyer or law student, but a layman.

    Over to you and to the experts!

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      Sri-Krish,
      I quoted Article 42 (4) mainly to show what appears in RW’s letter is wrong. It is true that the 19th Amendment attempted to remove the powers of the President to remove the PM. But it was a failure. There are two instances, in Article 47 (2) directly, and in Article 48 (1) by implication, where the possibility of removal still remains. Although Article 42 or 42 (4) does not talk about removal, the overall powers of the President in Article 4 (b) which could not be changed by the 19th Amendment, without a referendum, gives him power to remove the PM. I think in the present instance he is using those powers as clear from his letter that he has issued that I translated. I am not saying this just on this instance. I have maintained this position in response to Reeza Hameed in April and in some other articles as well.
      You say that the President made a rational opinion in January 2015! One can argue that he made an arbitrary decision (like at present), but made sure that it works. This is unfortunate, but this is the reality given the nature of our politics and mistaken policies of RW and his party.

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    Ranil is right and the President has acted in haste and brought the country into a crisis

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    Dear Forumites, If you are not ashamed of the politics of SL, you should be ashamed of yourself!

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    It is said that cabinet became expired as it had over 30 ministers even after National Unity government ceased to exist. So the cabinet ceased to exist and and so as the PM. Unity government is matter dealt through the Speaker. He was the one ensured last time checked if the agreement between the parties constituted a unity government. This time, within the few minutes of Speaker receiving the letter, PM was fired, but no misters. Speaker never had a chance to announce this in the parliament. If the unity government ceases, it may be the ministers’ duty to submit their resignation under the advice of PM. But none of the minister has so far resigned, but behaving as having their full authority, not even trusteeship.

    There are lots of confusion in this. It was not clear how the Unity government’s current age was determined. Their first agreement expired in August 2016. Until March, next year they did not have any new agreement. But the though unity government did not existed during that interval the cabinet functioned with more than 30 ministers. In any case if Unity government ceases to exist, only ministers lose their positions, not PM. But it is not defined as automatic anywhere. So PM has the right to reshuffle the cabinet. This cannot create a vacancy in PM position. If one unity government cease PM may have the grounds to negotiate for another Unity government. Unity government has no definition of which parties should have the right to form it. So, none of these gave the power to appoint a new PM to New King.

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    Ladder Kicker, you do this and both you and will become Persona Non Grata in the US, UK, EU and even in India. Only China will accept you.
    .
    Ladder Kicker, not only are whimsical, impulsive, inconsistent, unprincipled but you are ungrateful too. You are supposed to be a Buddhist. The only thing Buddhist about you is the white cloth you wear.
    .
    I am ashamed and sick of you. I know that it does not matter to you. But there it is for whatever it is worth.

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    Right now China has won he game by bringing back their puppet. Lets wait and see what India and US going to do about it. MS & MR will have a very tough time in the future.

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      MS will not be able to extend his terms for sure.

      We will bring Nagananda for sure.

      I think people are fed up of these highly corrupted leaders.

      MR should belong to be jailed.

      So is his brother GR.

      I hope not that CT will again be blocked by GR

      At this moment, I hate all the legal authorities, that failed to do the right things for the sake of the nation. Right things were to arrest and punish Rajapkshes in the time given.

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    Country need stability and investment from outside for the infrastructure that was savaged by 30 yr war and political neglect. We can bring at least 2 billion euros for infrastructure and we have been holding this money due to mishandling of the economy and finance ministry run by a clothing taylor who went to UK visa college and a PM that is senile and does not understand the country and its people. His motto is sell everything to foreigners so that he can keep on travelling overseas on his old age and have great life. Being a moron is not crime but being a moron with PM letters is a crime for the country.
    MR may have so many issues but he will not sell the country for the colonial and become a lackey like the present UNP mob.
    Our vote is to GR who is a true patriot and not corrupt for future president.

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      Amen. I presume China is not foreign and has no colonial ambitious. GR the true patriot who ran to the USA at the height of the war and worked as a service station attendant and now owns lot of properties and millions of dollars, all saved from the hard work of as a service station attendant. He was so patriotic , that he was patrolling the city in many white vans doing his patriotic duty of kidnapping , killing and torturing all the unpatriotic people who dared to oppose him . May be his poor pet sharks were also hungry and it was his patriotic duty to feed them. He also sent large battalions of grease devils to get blood from the breasts of young Tamil and Muslim women , so that he may remain eternally evil, young and patriotic to kill more and more of his fellow countrymen and drink more blood from the breasts of Tamil and Muslim females. What is he a patriotic vampire. What happened to all the white van victims ? Were they fed to his pet sharks or became victims of other fellow patriotic vampires? All this makes good material for Hollywood/Bollwood/Kollywood/Tollywood horror movie. You can be one of the white van drives in this Gothic horror movie.

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    S.S.S.
    First of all; you must learn how to write in public forum.
    It looks you are born out of low caste .
    You must be claiming to be bramin as if you are high caste.but you are not

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      Thanks for the offer but will not accept if as you are an untouchable( not sure by birth but definitely by behaviour and thoughts) and will pollute me. There is nothing wrong in my comment or writing , most probably you do not like the content, as the truth is uncomfortable, hence all the flak from Sinhalese racists and fake Muslim backstabbers. Strange you find the truth I state offensive but not the openly racist and insulting comments about Tamils from the Sinhalese and Muslims. The reason is you agree with them. Proves that you are prejudiced racist piece of turd. You may also be the self hating Tamil SJ posting under another identity.

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        Lanka,
        =
        We can only sympathize the guy posting comment with the name Siva Sankaran Sharma and calling himself a Brahmins – In Islam we don’t have a caste system so we can conveniently ignore the muttering of this mad man. Let’s look at from others’ point of view and agree for a moment that he guy is having Brahmins background and make him happy a bit – I don’t mean to take him for a bite and let this poor guy write more in responses, but this is my opinion only
        =
        His psychopathic state could be a reflection pointing to the sacrilege that modern world has changed the Brahmins to Dalits today. In India studies conducted shows that Brahmins are cleaning toilets, working as coolies, rickshaw pullers, domestic servants and many other menial jobs for living in India, especially in Delhi where these Brahmins end up find jobs. These Brahmins priests are under tremendous difficulty today, sometimes even forced to beg for alms for survival. For ex, at TN Ranganathaswamy Temple, salary for these Brahmins are Rs. 300/Mo. All these because they overlooked getting educated and foolishly thought their high caste will feed them – Now the majority is almost begging.
        =
        I doubt this guy too, ending up in AU on asylum status without proper skills or education is forced to do the same, so he is pouring with hatred towards others. His way of commenting, use of language shows what could be his background?
        =
        God bless him!

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    vis8

    “Why don’t you ask Tamil Nadu to help the Tamil people?????”

    It’s a fantastic idea.
    Why doesn’t Tamil Nadu take back both the Tamil and Sinhala descendants of Kallthonies whose ancestors came from South India?

    And you too just forget the idea of building an Exclusive Mutant Homeland for Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.
    The entire island was known as Eelam in South India.

    By the way, Hindians will decide whether to have one or more countries in this island. Have a chat with the leading Hindian from Tamil Nadu Subramanian Swamy. No harm talking to him.

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      Veddah – Piss Pot. Have you also changed ceilings?

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    Calm down people…the problem is every one of these politicians and you the public who deserve them!

    Either wake up, demand change, at least look at other options outside UNP/SLFP, or stop wasting time making useless,racist,bigoted comments….

    ….remember, Sri Lankan’s are getting what they deserve.

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