10 August, 2020

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Parliament Should Be Allowed To Vote Immediately When Reconvened: EU Stresses

The Ambassadors of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland have made it clear that Parliament should be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened.

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Issuing a statement, the European Union said it takes note of the summoning of Parliament on November 14 as indicated in the Gazette by President Maithripala Sirisena.

“We consider it essential that Parliament be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened, in order to resolve the serious uncertainties currently facing the country, ” the statement added.

“Any further delay could damage Sri Lanka’s international reputation and deter investors. Respect by all stakeholders for the provisions of the constitution will be important to maintain the confidence of the Sri Lankan people in democratic governance and the rule of law, ” it further said.

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    Murali I’m saddened to read your comment. Hundreds of thousands of Native Tamils gave their lives, young,old, men,women and children lost their lives in their struggle, Hope you’re aware of this.
    The minority Tamils struggles had been there , but not so bad as in the last 70plus years.

    You have the audacity to advise the minority Tamils of which I am surprised.

    The minority struggle is not about conquering the country, but to live peacefully with due respect as they have lived in their homes and in their lands as of their forefathers lived for centuries.
    That’s their homeland , nothing more or nothing less.

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      Analyst, don’t forget that Murali’s brother was involved in fraudulent transactions during the ‘Jarapassa’ era and got away with many of them. I am no fan of Murali or his brother but know them well. You have concluded your analysis accurately.

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    No need for the EU to get stressed over our internal political issues. So keep your nose out. I think EU ought to get more stressed over its own near falling out with each other, with BREXIT imminent and other nationalists in France, Italy, Holland, Denmark etc wanting to their own way. So save your energy to sort out own problems.

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      Thrishu
      Don’t waste your energy and divert the imminent disaster about to happen in our Apeh Aanduwe!!
      These two matters are poles apart.
      Just use your arguments wisely instead of going round and round the mulberry bush.

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      Keep your mouth shut and let people just think you’re a fool ..no country is isolated internationally.we all trade with each other ,and require to adhere to democratic process .What is happening in Sri Lanka is not democracy.If you are happy to have only China,Iran, Russia and North Korea as your friends then keep going down this path ,but don’t expect to sell anything to democratic countries.Rupee will continue to fall ,oil prices will go up ,food prices will go up …but at least YOU will have your pride, as you live by eating grass …fool

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      Yes , when SL needs grant, will go with a begging bowl. They have all the right to advise as they are our great contributors.

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    Rumor has it again

    It says after Gamampila was appointed as Minister of Bhuddhism and all religious affairs (meaning all other three religions also. Will. Be under his purview) he plans to. Establish a bhuddhist police force to safeguard Bhuddhism and retake all. BUDDHIST SACRED SITES,) Something BBS has be long lobbying for)

    So Far no official news about it, but people say he was discussing about it within his group. And with Wimal.

    Please do your own investigation and confirm.

    I take no responsibility.

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    Winston Churchill said of understanding Hitler as: it’s like “solving a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Understaning My3 at the moment is even worse though any comparison of My3 with Churchill should be done only with maximum odiousness and to the minutest degree. As for Hitler, well there is one. I write minutes after hearing 5 ministers were sworn in.

    Does My3 realise that with each minister he swears in he is reducing the number he himself is expecting to jump over from the UNF?

    He announced that he asked Karu and then Sajith to accept premiership. In the event one of them accepting the offer he would not have had the opportunity of talking ill of Ranil. That he followed this up by offering the opportunity to MR only shows that he EXPECTED the two of them to decline.

    His letting loose a string of expletives against Ranil thereafter has been helped by MR accepting the offer even as a third choice. Has My3 made use of MR for his short term scheming? Or was he prevailed upon by MR to lambast Ranil? The fight is really between My3 and MR though none of them would like to admit it

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    This is the best evidence, that Sri lanka must give up Non-aligned status. Instead become one like CUBA or Venezuela except drinking the Polonium cocktail.

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      Sri Lanka politicians of all colors have a non aligned status.

      They are with My3 or Mahinda or Ranil or JVP or TNA or who ever

      They align themselves..depending which way the wind is blowing
      …I mean which way the wind is blowing the money

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    Its time Mahinda and Ranil should join hands and form a new alliance to save the country, forget about party politics, bring a new constitution and send “Ado” Sirisena to prison for life for violating the constitution. May be US 5th Fleet is going to move closer to Sri Lanka as China may get militarily involved in SL/

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    Keep your mouth shut and let people just think you’re a fool ..no country is isolated internationally.we all trade with each other ,and require to adhere to democratic process .What is happening in Sri Lanka is not democracy.If you are happy to have only China,Iran, Russia and North Korea as your friends then keep going down this path ,but don’t expect to sell anything to democratic countries.Rupee will continue to fall ,oil prices will go up ,food prices will go up …but at least YOU will have your pride, as you live by eating grass …fool

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    USA/EU/UK – all Western countrues should mind their own business.

    Thank God the Parliament is dissolved. People can vote for a new government.
    If UNP policies are acceptable, people would vote for UNP.

    He is seen as violating the constitution. Very convenient.
    The country has suffered enough. This is the time for a change before UNP completely ruins the country.

    People should vote intelligently.

    Sirisena has saved Sri Lanka twice. Once from the Rajapakshas. Now from Ranil.
    Make no mistake. History is on his side.

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    Lots of people are excreting in their pants these days: The UNP, EU , and !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO@

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