18 October, 2019

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No Confidence Motion Against MR Passed Again Amid Severe Interruptions

The No Confidence Motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet was passed for the second time amidst severe disruptions by UPFA MPs, a short while ago.

The UPFA MPs staged a protest in the House without allowing the daily proceedings to take place. UPFA MP Arundika Fernando took over the Speaker’s Chair and prevented Speaker from conducting a vote by name.

At that point, the Speaker conducted a voice vote, without the first clause of the No Confidence Motion against Rajapaksa moved by JVP two-days ago. Today it was again moved by the JVP. The Speaker was shielded by a large number of Police officers who entered into the House.

The Speaker conducted the proceedings standing in the aisle, surrounded by a chain of officers guarding him and the mace.

All MPs representing the UNP, the JVP and the TNA voted in favour of the No Confidence Motion while no one officially opposed it. The UPFA did not engage in the entire process and kept protesting.

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  • 19
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    stop adhering to the president’s word and impeach him with immediate effect..

    • 5
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      Pass another no confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa. That will be a third one.

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        Pass an NCM to the speaker as well for being partial & stupid to be in such a hurry to fish in troubled waters.

        President is perfectly right not to accept it.

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    Sirisena & rajavassas,
    You time has come to end politics. There is no future in Sri Lanka for you and your clan. Siriesena and rajavassas should be punished for the mess created. I wont be giving my vote for any of these thugs. NO MORE SIRISENA as the president. Enough is enough!

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      John Mancini

      & Why shouldn’t this RW be sacked for ever, the bond scam champion, who looted/set the buddies to loot the CB.

      Came to power with MS’s support & belittling him now.

      It’s this speaker responsible for these problems

      Enough is enough

      New speaker too please.

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        Fake revolutionist,
        What bond scam are you talking about? The scam was invented by your godfather Killi Maharajah.
        Being an idiot, you don’t know that Sri Lankan Airlines was given 12 Billion in 2012 . More than any bond issue.
        Go put your stupid head where it belongs- up your [edited out]

  • 8
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    Please note that the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against MR was passed(??) again by a voice vote amid severe interruptions. MS wanted a vote by name.
    Let us not delude ourselves. We have had a coup d’état. We must address as such.

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      K.Pillai Man

      Where are the usual racist Mahinda’s b***s carriers?
      When the going got tough they were in hiding.
      These were the kind of armchair generals who sent the stupid village boys to fight and die for them so that they could appropriate the glory.

      Where is Douglas the most righteous man who never attempt to answer my simple questions?

      Lal the liar will come with another story, Sampanthans LTTE thugs attacked Dr Mahinda in the parliament.

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        Native Vedda,
        “These were the kind of armchair generals who sent the stupid village boys to fight and die for them so that they could appropriate the glory.”
        They are not alone. You ‘Sun God’ aka Pol Pot of Sri Lanka also did the same thing. He was worse than the ‘armchair generals’ because that guy sent even poor children from low caste families to fight to appropriate glory.

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          Eagle Blind Eye

          Thanks for recouping what your brethren VP the psychopath did or did not do. Since you are selective in your reading and committing them to your memory you tend to avoid what I had written in the past. Please stop telling me what I have known many years.
          How do you measure the quality of ‘armchair generals’ and compare them with others. Have you got a set of criteria?

          “He was worse than the ‘armchair generals’ because that guy sent even poor children from low caste families to fight to appropriate glory.”

          I take it that Sri Lankan Armed forces recruited only those who came from Sinhala/buddhist higher caste. Probably it is a Brahmin/Kshatriya Aryan Army led by Bishma, Dhrona, ………………….

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            Native Vedda,
            “I take it that Sri Lankan Armed forces recruited only those who came from Sinhala/buddhist higher caste.”
            Sri Lankan Armed Forces never check the caste of a person when recruiting to Forces.

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              Eagle Eye,
              ” Sri Lankan Armed Forces never check the caste of a person when recruiting to Forces. “

              We understand that from the incident of the Rapist Army was returned from Mali. Purely Racially selected and built Sinhala Buddhist Rapist Army doesn’t check the important matters and let the commander to return from UN. Then how do you expect them to check the caste. Only major qualification the commanders look for is if the applicant has beautiful family members and already a pot of gold. Do you remember hoe the Rapist Army recruited Tamil girls from Kilinochchi? Do you remember how did we recruited JVP girls for represent them in the courts? Do you remember what kind of remittances we asked from those girls? Maybe it is still too early for you to concede and accepts. You may still miss to recognize, where your smartness had brought you down, by the events taking place in the Parliament. But you will not miss it soon. When the Lankawe Slobodan Milosevic is sent out to Hague, you will. Don’t celebrate too much now. Keep something reserved for that day too.

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              Eagle Blind Eye.

              “Sri Lankan Armed Forces never check the caste of a person when recruiting to Forces.”

              If so how many Tamils have the opportunity join Sri Lanka armed forces and rise up to the position of Generals within the between 1970 and 2010?

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                Eagle Blind Eye.

                Beg your pardon

                “Sri Lankan Armed Forces never check the caste of a person when recruiting to Forces.”

                If so how many Tamils have had the opportunity to join Sri Lanka armed forces and rise up to the position of Generals between 1970 and 2010?

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  • 16
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    This is for Sinhalese
    When you are going to elect members of parliament…..please think about their academic qualification and criminal records.
    Most of them are now not educated and not disciplined.
    They have disclosed clearly about their nature today in the parliament.
    All of them must be incarcerated for life
    Weerawansa…Prasanna Ranaweera…Johnston…Aluthgamage….Watti Amma (Apavithra)…She is prostitute.

  • 8
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    magnificent win for RW an outstanding leader after independence

  • 2
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    Why does Seilanka’s Kaundamani – Senthil constitution has no clauses to strip
    one’s membership to parliament even when he/she switch membership to a
    party that didn’t contest a parliamentary election ? Somebody from Kurunegala
    district must go to courts ! These are the kind of M Ps who are promising a future
    for those who want such help ! What is the difference between the people
    smugglers promising future in Australia or Canada and these M Ps promising a
    better Srilanka for Chinese Yuan or Dollar ? Can anyone imagine they will behave
    like this if they had the right numbers ? This time Jonston met his real match ,
    Thewarapperuma ! Even Hirunika was among the crowd to protect the speaker
    from the gangsters turned politicians ! Bravo Hiruni !

  • 2
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    [edited out] group also known as sirasa is all out to see the end of UNP rule

  • 2
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    I think in modern times, if this is the way some of the people want abuse the mandate given by the people and the whole world not just Sri Lanka knows it,today the speaker’s seat was hijacked and some UPFA MPS claim The Speaker was not present, are these group of men and the two women present really trying to send a message of fear and threat to the people,????

    In. This case have a virtual Parliment and call for votes by name on. TV and let the President endorse it and there on use his executive power and use the Tri Forces to implement it.

    What is clearly seen here is they are telling the people, if we can do this inside the Parliament being a minority number to the majority of the members and to the Uniformed unarmed police ., we can do whatever we want with the use of the Arms outside , the threat, the assault on. THE Speaker and other elected members is a direct assault on. The people.

    We are now being told indirectly they will fill the ballot themselves with the bullets and we the people are slaves, we are supposed to continue to do what you are doing right now, that is shut up.
    we do want you to be be seen so don’t stand up., we don’t want you to be heard, so shut up .

    Simple soon they will takeover and declare a rule of their own whether we like it or not, but what about the safety of The president?

    He needs to decide, his family needs to. Give him the right advice..

    You can’t hold elections while the spc is not free

  • 4
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    latest news is that shitsena is still refusing to accept results of the no confidence motion.
    I think the country is heading to wards riots!

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      Rajash

      Probably Sira is right.

      All parliamentary proceedings should start with a new speaker.

      Country is heading for riots because of that fool.

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        Real Revolutionist.

        what people of the country want now
        really really want
        is to bring no confidence motion against the President
        Impeach the bugger.

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  • 1
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    This Parliament in valid. 60 of MPs are members of minorities and 25 of them are cunning Muslims. How many Muslims are in American senat or in Congress? None!
    /
    EXECUTIVE president has the absolute right to overrule Parliament majority. Notice the word “EXECUTIVE”.
    /
    Anyway more drama to come. Ranil may become the President at least for a day.
    /
    President Gota 2020!

  • 1
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    Joke -1 (Foul Play): It was 2020. The Law of the Jungle was prevailing in the country. Everyone had to look after the safety and security of oneself and one’s family
    .
    In a small village in Polonnaruwa area, the body of a murdered man, suspected to be an SLFPer, had been found. Fearing retaliation, the UNP community gathered in the village temple to plan whatever defensive actions that were possible under the circumstances.
    .
    Just as the emergency meeting was being called to order, in ran the local leader of the UNP, out of breath and all excited. “Ladies and Gentlemen” he cried out, “I have wonderful news! The murdered man is a UNPer!”

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      E.R,
      You are wrong! The man, a former Gramasevaka and the only SLFP member, was found six feet down. A post-mortem revealed that the skull was empty.

  • 1
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    Why not think of another aspect of this problem. If MY3 did not do this, the “Medamulana Clan” would have had a field day and this country would have become another “Serfdom” with the 2/3rd majority seats in a Parliament. You put the “BAIT” at the most opportune time and we were able to catch the most “DEADLY KILLER WHALE” . You can watch the scenes in the Parliament from the comforts of your home and have a ” Hearty Laugh” in seeing how that “KELA MOLA” seated in his “Fake Throne”; but in real “Burning Bond Fire” that you awarded to him surrounded by the “Kevattayas” while the rest of the “Pandamas” are doing the “Exit Dance”. Yesterday, I watched one of his (MR) astrologers saying that with the “Planetary Change” “SATURN” (SENAHURA), this “Maha Raja” fell a “PREY” to the greatest “TRAP” set up by the “OUTGOING” “KUMBANDAYA” the President. The PEOPLE have now taken a “Second Look” at this “Maha Raja & CO. Inc” and things are due to take a “Different Turn” and looks good for the country. I offer a “BIG THANK YOU” to Mr. President – MY3. That is only a DEPARTING Thank You.

  • 1
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    All the UNP members should be given a NCM for supporting bond scam champion.

    • 1
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      Real Revolutionist – the international community will soon pass NCM on the country….
      you will then run to them with the begging bowl

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        Rajash

        keep your mouth shut fool

        Why are you so fond of international community.

        When there’re bootlickers like you, big ones might try to give that treatment to small ones.

  • 0
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    The Grama Sevaka will saRely it’s not conducted properly so he don’t accept it,so until then Maharaja…….
    Release the Gunarasa he will sort out the judges and parliament
    Who cares about the economy they got enough for their generation

  • 4
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    It is pathetic to see why this president who does not have an iota of dignity still remaining in his seat. This man is ruining this country. An MR has also lost what ever respect people had for him. Only man who appears to have some dignity is Welgama. I salute him.

  • 1
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    Who has destructed government property today in parliament should punish according to offence against the public property.

  • 3
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    It is unfortunate these politicians cannot take NO for an answer, and that they are too thick skinned to get the loud message. They are so desperate for power, and are bulldozing their agenda over our constitution. Disgusting lot. They are embarrassing all Sri Lankans, with this pathetic behavior.

  • 4
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    Impeach Sirisena the mad cow with immediate effect.. I think this guy must be having hots for RANIL. OH!!!! I cannot work with Ranil, I dont want Ranil, and you dumb suckr creating HAVOC in the country and creating an ILLEGAL thuggery government? IS that commendable?

    • 0
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      John Mancini

      Only fools will work with bond scam Ranil.

      Wonder what on earth makes UNP MPs to be so fond of this man when there’re many able MPs with them.

      Undeserved respect.

      Fear of being blackmailed?

  • 1
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    How the Wildlife Sanctuaries are maintained? I don’t know. But it has to be in a forest area, should not be in Capital city.
    JR’s 1983, 19777 Pogroms have crept into the Parliament with the name of faulty EP Constitution. It has been in action for last 20 days. The mad man N. M. Perera envisaged has come in reality. By now NMP’s coffin might be crying “I told you so, I told you so!”
    Thilum Amunugama and Vijitha hearth were attacked in that Soorasamharam (That is how Mano Ganesan called in 13th, Tuesday, the Hindu festival Day of Soorasamharam). Police took the punches thrown at Speaker Karu and protected him. He was the one readily agreed with New King to give PM seat for Old King somewhere in October. That is mainly because Ranil and Karu wanted to honor their war hero. Though Ranil is yet to turn around, Karu, for past few days, is struggling to bring back order to the House. In fact, he already had done more than his fair share in this to save democracy. Now it looks like saved & there is no way it can return.
    This time Old King and the cabals are in the losing side. We don’t know to fix the end date of the final episode. But all’s expectation is it will end soon. They need to give it up right away. More it gets dragged then more Ranil will surge in the polls. If he follows a Modaya Strategy, he will bite sand this time and it will be permanent. So far none of Old King election strategies had really any imaginative or powerful appeals, but explosive, naked racism is the one has been bringing him victories.

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    Sumanthiran has said he will be going to Court again.
    Here, New King asked from minority parties to give up the 1st clause in the 1st NCM and represent it. One of the elements in that clause was declaring Null and Void of appointing Old King as PM. This may have encountered problems if it were taken to court at that time. Because The Constitution is giving unlimited authority to EP appoint any one to be a PM. When that door is fully that open and without knowing which way the defense would be coming, Anura kumara, Sumanthiran, Hakeem, Rishard and Mano Ganesan didn’t wanted to challenge that in the court. Rather they challenged the parliament dissolvent. They elected to challenge Old Royals inside the parliament on his appointment. Their strategy worked and the NCM passed accepting that clause. But it was rejected by New King. We don’t know if the rejected resolution can be enforced with 2/3. But The Minority Parties leaders went for a compromise and removed that clause and repassed that NCM. EP again rejected. Now Sumanthiran appears to be seeing a clear advantage in legal proceeding as they claim it was rejected by EP third time. Here the point is the changes EP asked is done. That was a negotiated arrangement. So he has to accept it. But through backdoor, he is again bringing back Ranil’s issue. He says he cannot appoint Ranil as PM. We need to see about this Monday again. Probably EP wants to drag this until the Dec 7th. Then he will be able to dissolve the parliament. If he plans like that it will be really dangerous to everybody.

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    President Sirisena is a national disgrace. He has become a laughing stock in the eyes of the public as well as the international community. Sirisena should take responsibility for the present turmoil and chaos. It is he who clandestinely appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister without taking into account whether he has majority support in the parliament or not. There is no evidence Ranil has lost his majority in the parliament. In fact, the vote taken on the 13th and 16th of November shows Ranil has the support around 122 MPs out of 225. However, the President is adamant that he will not appoint Ranil as Prime Minister despite the vote in parliamentary. This is arrogance on the part of the president. Does the constitution allow him to pick and choose the Prime Minister?

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    Mr Sirisena, please let the country be as it was prior to 26th october 2018. Please rewind and forget the nightmare for the last couple of weeks. Please wake up. If you do not want Ranil.W, call Mr Sajith Premadasa to form the NEW GOVERNMENT.

  • 0
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    “UPFA MP Arundika Fernando took over the Speaker’s Chair and prevented Speaker from conducting a vote by name.”

    these kind of excuses cannot be made.Speaker has to call the police get him arrested.How come for his personal protection the police came.If it is not done by naming and according to the standing orders ordinary people in the villages will think something fishy is going on here.

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    Historical timelines:

    AD 64 Nero fiddles while Rome burns
    AD May 1958 Banda plays billiards while Ceylon burns
    AD July 1983 JR freezes while Colombo burns
    AD November 2018 MS enjoys a hopper feed while Parliament implodes

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    The proof of the pudding is in the eating, they say.

    When Rathupuswela shooting happened, many Sinhalese realised that the claim of ‘zero casualties’ in the humanitarian war in the North was a lie. If the then government can order the armed forces to shoot red-blooded Sinhala villagers who were only asking for water, it is not hard to imagine what the same government would have done to ‘Para’ Tamils who were asking for Tamil Eelam.

    For those who were not convinced then, here comes a clearer proof. If the clan and their supporters can attack and injure uniformed Sinhalese police personal like this inside the august assembly, in full view of cameras and foreign delegations in the heart of the capital, how could they have treated a bunch of Tamils in Mullivaikkal cut off from the rest of the world? Very nicely, they claim, or if any nastiness took place it wasn’t their fault, they were provoked. Just like they insist now that Friday’s incidence in the parliament wasn’t their fault.

    The worst kind of fool is a fool who fools himself. If people still believed that the clan has any shred of decency or will treat anyone fairly, they are the worst kind of fools. And usually fools suffer for their own actions. It will not be Tamils, who have either migrated or have financial support from overseas, or Muslims, who have support from middle east, but rural Sinhalese with no overseas financial support who will suffer the most if the clan even comes back to power.

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