16 June, 2024


No-Confidence Motion: Jayampathy’s ‘Law Point’ Irks President

President Maithripala Sirisena, angered by a interpretation offered by Jayampathy Wickramaratne (MP) on Rupavahini has called on the Chairman of the television station Ravi Jayawardana and asked him if he was running the station on behalf of the United National Party (UNP), Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.


Wickramaratne, speaking to Rupavahini, stated that the No-Confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in fact targeted the whole Government. The argument is based on the last paragraph of the motion which would, if passed, resolve that Wickremesinghe is unable to function as Prime Minister, as a minister or in the Government.’ He has picked on the last, for his assertion.

According to sources, after Sirisena called Jayawardana, the latter has considered resigning his post.

In an earlier incident Minister Rajitha Senaratne is reported to have invited both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe to his residence and then stated that the leaders of the two main parties in the Yahapalana coalition had sorted out differences and implied therefore the no-confidence motion is as good as dead. However, the President’s Media Unit rejected Senaratne’s claim, categorically stating that there was no meeting between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe to discuss the motion on Thursday as reported.

Political analysts told Colombo Telegraph that although Sirisena has not expressed his position on the motion, these developments as well as the decision to relieve Wickremesinghe of responsibilities pertaining to the Central Bank indicates that he is either in support of the motion or is using the same to leverage Wickremesinghe’s eviction before the matter comes up for debate next Wednesday (4th) in Parliament.

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  • 11

    ALL ARE DRAMA KINGS MY3 OR RANIL OR M.R . End of the day Poor Sri Lankan’s suffer. Why Gamini Desanakaya son’s want to Buy houses in Oakville, Ontario, Canada / MY 3 Brothers own Party halls in Scarborough / M.R son own Cabin foods as well as banquet halls in Toronto ? All are piece of shits . I pray the LORD to Serve all Sri Lankan’s from Dirty politicians who take Sri Lankan Taxpayers money to Safe haven $$$ of Canada. All are link with LTTE money collectors of Canada.

    • 0

      Spot on.
      Poor people are been taken for a ride by these political scum bags.

  • 1

    Jayampathi HAs said, that he wants to be a minister and what he wants is not sacrificng Sinhala people via LSSP. It is just to make some DOUGH. Parliament is for theives, Fraudsters. they all are laying a game of chess to escape and go forward. Maithripala sirisena is also scoring for his win. voters are dumb for ever, because they do not have a choice,.

  • 0

    Be aware the the coming month 15th one with unbearable power is going to guess. Folks ???????

    Sad day ..hmmm ,what to do ,whatay to do .

  • 1

    Great, appreciate it and many thanks CT for giving space for us. Our no two cents worth media are useless for they only taking the side of the idiots, and misusing all the recent freedom that they are enjoying. Sileysena , the lunatic idiot lost all his nuts. Even a kid behave better. How dare he should behave this way, on the backs of 6.2 million voted him to this position. None has given any power for him to bring back the discarded looters and murderers. The Rajapaksa!s created enough troubles for the UNP when they were in the opposition, and they are doing the same thing while they are in the government. All should investigate them for their buying with millions local government members of UNP in those councils where they have the majority to elect the mayors. Per grapevines, coming colours are not good for Sileysena and MR, if Ranil is out, Sajid and Ravi are teaming up, want to bring back all those left the party, and want to put a grand challage to all these idiots. Sileysena lost all the respects and became a zero in the eyes of the country and the world for his rascal behaviour. What damp body language for his has a great and fine body to show off, simply a silly man.

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