15 October, 2018

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MP Padmasisri Apologises To LSSP And Escapes Punishment

By Colombo Telegraph

Y.G. Padmasiri, the Kegalle District MP who violated the decision of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and voted for the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has escaped punishment by apologizing to the Party, Colombo Telegraph understands.

Y.G. Padmasiri

The LSSP’s Central Committee met last weekend to decide on what action should be taken against MP Padmasiri. While Minister Tissa Vitarana had proposed that no action be taken, most members had demanded that stern action be taken as this was not the first time Padmasiri had violated party discipline. When the 18th Amendment was taken up in Parliament, both Vitarana and Padmasiri voted for it against the decision of the LSSP that its MPs should abstain from voting. Both were severely reprimanded by the Party.

Colombo Telegraph learns that Padmasiri had finally asked for forgiveness from the Party. He had stated that he was not like Athauda Seneviratne who joined the SLFP. If expelled, he would apply to re-join the party, Padmasiri had stated. The Central Committee had considered his plea for mercy and warned him severely.

Padmasiri had expected to be appointed a Deputy Minister at the last Cabinet reshuffle as a reward for voting against the LSSP decision but is disappointed that he was not considered, LSSPers from Ruwanwella told Colombo Telegraph.

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    This is all eyewash. Don’t the CC members know that TV is a spineless fellow who would cling on to his Ministerial portfolio come hell or high water? Didn’t they know that Padmasiri would vote for the impeachment motion? Why didn’t the CC sack the rascals when they wanted for the 18th Amendment? Whom are these chaps trying to deceive?

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    Why on earth does CT print the crap that these so-called leftists spout?
    They are just a bunch of useless pandankarayas of the Rajapaksas and will go, “Yes, sir, No, sir, three bags full sir” forever.
    They don’t amount to a hill of beans even in SL’s totally corrupt government – Tissa Vitarana and his “depath-nayas”

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    No Samasmaja Party now.After Colvin it is not in existence.This is a group lead by Tissa to carry water to lavatory of Medamulana.

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    What a joke calling them the LSSP. The real LSSP will never have been party to the UPFA, so it is all theoretical and nonsensical.

    These are just bygone names being used by latter day opportunists to pour oil over a principled history that does not now exist.

    They had a storied history that is now being shat upon by the current mob whoever they are. If they have any self respect left in them they will resign from this right wing dictatorship and assert their original pledge. We might then take them seriously.

    What a bunch of wankers! All of them not just Padmasiri

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      Pattapal, have not all the powerful leaders of the Left, the world over have betrayed their cause, except may be by a few in the rank and file who really did not weild power?

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    You cannot apologize and be pardoned for voting for the impeachment of the chief justice. Its like you comitt muder and then you apologize and move on. NO IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO HOLD ON TO THIS POSITION FOR VIOLATING THE LAW. YOU NEED TO BE PUT IN JAIL. RESIGN IMMEDIATELY FROM YOUR POSITION IF YOU ARE HONES GENUINE PERSON.

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    THE LSSP HAS FADED AWAY . THE PARTY HAS LOST LEADERSHIP . DR . COLVIN, DR. N. M. PERERA, BERNARD SOYSA, EDMUND SAMARAKODY TO NAME A FEW WERE GREAT LEADERS OF THE PARTY . THEY ARE ALL LEFT THIS PLANET . I HOPE THE PARTY CAN MAKE A DENT AS IN YEARS GONE BY .

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    THE LSSP HAS FADED AWAY . THE PARTY HAS LOST LEADERSHIP . DR . COLVIN, DR. N. M. PERERA, BERNARD SOYSA, EDMUND SAMARAKODY TO NAME A FEW WERE GREAT LEADERS OF THE PARTY . THEY HAVE ALL ALL LEFT THIS PLANET . I HOPE THE PARTY CAN MAKE A DENT AS IN YEARS GONE BY .

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    We need more people like Hon Padmasiri for LSSP than the existing people who castigated by Mahind Rajapassa

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