19 October, 2017

Opposition Members Withdraw From PSC And Other All Opposition MPs Also Walked Out

By Colombo Telegraph

Four opposition members of the Parliamentary Select Committee announced a short while ago that they withdrew from the committee and stated that they put forward four conditions before the Chairman of the PSC to further remain in the committee. Meanwhile other all opposition members who were participating in the budget debate also walked out protesting  impeachment process.

The opposition members were John Amaratunga, Lakshman Kiriella (UNP), Vijitha Herath (DNA) and R Sampanthan (TNA). Addressing a press conference at the Parliamentary complex MP Amaratunga said that the PSC does not allow the formal procedures on the impeachment.

According to a copy of the statement made available to the press,  the four members  said that they requested an opportunity be given  for  the lawyers of the Chief Justice to cross-examine complainants.

“It is also a matter of note that the Chief Justice has not been afforded the courtesies’ and privileges due to her office. We have made our position clear regarding these matters. It is the duty of the PSC to maintain the highest standard of fairness in conducting this inquiry. We also regrettably note that during these proceedings, the treatment meted out to the Chief Justice was insulting and intimidatory and the remarks made were clearly indicative of preconceived findings of guilt,” the statement signed by the four members said.

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    Cannot trust the UNP members.

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      Jim Hardy, strategy can not be revealed before hand to all. See how the UNP is reinforced with Discipline, Law and Order. It is a matter of time. First, all have to realise the value of Honesty and the need for Law and Order in the Country.

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    Well done opposition members. At last you are begining to act like the opposition. Its time Ranil started acting like the opposition leader than MR’s stooge.

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      Yes.If not now when? At last we hear some encouraging noise.Ranil at the convention,reported to have said “enough we talked and let’s act now.”
      Defeat MR on this and you win back your lost votes.

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    Ranil’s name should be ‘Ponil’

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    Ranil shoudl have organised grass root movemnt against tehgovernemnt bring it grinding halt. UNPer shoudl throw hims out and find people like those quit the PSC to lead the Opposition

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      Raja for your information, it is underway at the moment. First the masses has to experience fully, MR’s Chimthanaya, which was promised when he came to power with the help of VP of the LTTE cheating the masses. Now the masses are discovering their folly and still some are yet to discover. So have patience!

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    The

    The “Opposition” leader is no better than the country’s leader.He is also an autocrat. How can he preach democracy. Yes you are correct in calling him “ponil”

    ‘The “Opposition”

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      …..achi langata going dunna thekak paain. he he. :)

      Call of the Nation! Ranil leads the way, all the way. Whey Hey! :) :)

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    Ranil has given the leadership to the opposition to fox the govt on this impeachment motion and there is no turning back now. he is shrewder than JR. he is the only experienced learned political leader in the country. he kept his head down all this time and struck at the right time now. he will give leadership to save the country from this rajapakse family rule. its going to be a tough time ahead for sri lanka. Hang in there CJ – the humiliation you have to go through with these uneducated morons will not be in vein, you will be the turning point for Sri Lanka to get back democracy.

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      Mohamud, absolutely! The tide is turning. Leela is packing his bags already. Leelo, Leelo where are Yooooooo?

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    ha haa Gamini – the rats will start to leave the sinking ship slowly but surely!

    I hope some from the govt who have a consious will cross over if there is going to be a vote in a month and will not give this despotic rajapakse family the 2/3 majority to impeach the CJ.

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      100 ministers, how many deputies? the vote is his dont you think so.
      All politicians look for position first the party etc.

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