19 November, 2018

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Prorogation Will Not Have Negative Effect On Government – Govt Says

The Government has quickly moved to dispel concerns on account of the sudden decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to prorogue Parliament through an Extraordinary Gazette Notification.

The Director General, Government Information Sudarshana Gunawardena has issued a media release claiming that ‘the prorogation of Parliament has no negative impact on the functioning and operation of the Government.’

The next Parliament session will commence on May 8, 2018.

Concerns have been raised within both the SLFP and UNP whether the prorogation had anything to do with the tensions between the two parties which have manifested in the form of the composition of the Cabinet.

Several SLFP cabinet ministers resigned and were replaced ‘temporarily’ by other SLFP ministers by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that there is a serious split within what is left of the SLFP with Sirisena irritably remarking ‘rogues are free to leave the government’.

The situation in the UNP is not resolved either, with reforms promised by Wickremesinghe prior to the no confidence motion now being put on the proverbial back burner.

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  • 37
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    A large number of rogues have just left the government. This is a very positive development, I must say!

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      Sirisena is acting spineless because a lot of mp’s are going to leave him which will make him lose even more power and influence. I hope his hope of winning a presidential election again gets dashed soon so he gives up which will return some political stability. A real obstinate goat we have here.

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        Don’t you think this should motivate him to get rid of the “Executive Presidency” as promised during the last election?

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          Burt

          Please check this out:
          If P.M.’s erudite wife can be that simple why Commander’s unqualified wife this pompous?


          I would have thought the airman who was holding the umbrella was a war hero! What a pitty the brown memsahib/’huzoor’ is still living in the colonial era. Though the airman may not be discriminated on caste basis this is also equally insulting and indignify him.

          Guess what Retarded Loony ———————————- self confessed women smelling Shameless Pererass did during his employment with Army, he used to spit polish his commander’s boots and washed his wife’s clothes and other items on a monthly basis.

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            NV:
            Different people try to compensate their shortcoming in different ways. You can only feel sad for them getting angry makes no sense.

    • 6
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      Yes but Gamarala is on the other side.

    • 3
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      President Maithripala Sirisena to prorogue Parliament through an Extraordinary Gazette Notification’

      Excellent!

      All the crooks are not doing anything other than disrupting the normal business.

      Ask them to get down to some paddy fields and plough for the next season.That will be useful work.

      If not ask them to do some fishing, s that the fish can be exported to the EU

      • 2
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        Good idea Amarasiri as there is a shortage of Buffaloes I hear for ploughing!

    • 4
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      A Golden opportunity was lost due to the nomination of the Present President 3 years Ago.
      We’re not out of rut yet as we are still in the grip of Double tongued leader.
      Not to be trusted.
      We’re doomed . Now he will try to meet the Racist Sinhala Diassspora in Uk and the Friend of the jarapassas Doomsday SL instigator the Lord of the Doom Nasty Curry lover as well.
      He will return to SL with Nasty Plans for UNPers and their supporters.
      How can we hate that much of a President?? Because he had shown his true colours as untrustworthy Political leader.

    • 2
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      Don’t worry hugely experienced Mega rogues are still in control so it will be business they haven left and have no idea of leaving. And share of the loot has increased by two folds.

  • 14
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    Aiyo Sirisena

  • 26
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    President should be independent and not attached to any party. SLFP leadership should be given to Chandrika. President should also have the guts to appoint very strong ministers such as Sarath Fonseka to Ministry of Law and Order. He will teach a good lesson to all those rogue MPs. Why is the President so scared to appoint Sarath Fonseka?

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      Appreciate the comment of “Buddhist” above. The President should be independent w/o supporting any Political party. It is the biggest blunder he committed. With an avalanche, of appeals and suggestions by many intellectuals, he has been very obstinate and did not appoint SF to the L&O Ministry for the reasons best known to him. That clearly shows what his ulterior motive is.

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        G Hewa
        That’s the point. From day one. Why the President took the leadership of the SLFP??
        His role should have been Neutral .
        CBK would have been ideal but she refused the leadership of the SLFP , then someone else
        from the SLFP should have been nominated in supporting the SLFP / YAHAPALANAYAs.
        Certainly as decided then stripping of the leadership of SLFP from MR was right.
        Now CBK be encouraged to take the leadership of the party.
        I think that would be appropriate while Sirisena remains as the President for the time being.
        He’s the cause of the disastrous situation we’re in of the country and of THE GOSL .
        HE WITH THE DOUBLE HEAD PLUS DUBLE TONGUE HAS DESTROYED THE PROSPERITY OF THE COUNTRY.
        HIS PENCHANT IN PROTECTING THE THIEVES WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DEVOLOPING THE COUNTRY.
        WASTED 3 YEARS IN PROTECTING THE THIEVES FRIENDS.
        His promises to the country on becoming the President to SERVE THE PEOPLE / And the country was a LIE A TOTAL LIE.
        WERE HIS HANDS TIED UP BEHIND HIS BACK BY THE ROGUES ??
        TEll me why??
        He’s not trustworthy still.
        This country is NOT SAFE IN HIS HANDS. THE FUTURE IS BLEAK CERTAINLY.

    • 10
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      “Why is the President so scared to appoint Sarath Fonseka?”

      MR’s famous words should answer that.
      ” I Got Files”

    • 4
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      Very good question – This need a answer.

    • 5
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      B.
      Patolaya is scared.
      SF might do an excellent job and put the crooks in jail and become very popular very quickly.
      Thus become the next President; just what the country needs.

    • 3
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      Because Sarath Fonseka has never hidden his ambition to be President.

  • 24
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    Prez did transfers to some Governors two days ago, and today he has cancelled some transfers and reappointed them to their previous places. Its really shocking. Is it the way of Sirisens or is he going out of his senses. Hatida or pissuda?

    • 5
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      I heard he cancelled the North and East Appointments, earlier.

      Now this?
      Shabash!

      He is going to cancel the Appe Aanduwa next!

    • 14
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      He ordered the appointments of Governors and he himself changed it. That is his way. It is a very bad and poor practice by an Administrator.It creates a bad impression on the general practice of his principles.

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        That’s because the Maha Sanga did not want a low cast to Kandy but he was force fed to the north.

        “On enquiry I am told that our former Governor, Reginald Cooray, who had been posted to Kandy, had been rejected by the Mahanayakes there, saying a fishing caste Christian is unacceptable but they would allow a Christian if he is of the agricultural caste. Unbelievably, negotiations happened. Cooray and Nithiananthan had a meeting in Colombo with the authorities. The government apparently bought this line by the Mahasangha and, as I gather, Cooray will go to Kurunagala and a woman of the right caste will go to the Central Province! – Hoole”

    • 1
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      I heard the governors in embassies had asked to appoint the governors as the Local govts as they need political solutions. So, Orumiththanadu are and NAsirishthans are still functioning. People may have to tak pay cuts as we have to feed 9000 politicians.

  • 21
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    The best bet for Sirisena is to resign as President and let the UNP handle the entire Govt. He is safe on UNP’s hand. I have never seen a person like this. He is in anger because he will not be re-elected.

  • 10
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    DAY BY DAY MY3 is loosing his grip on every thing.he lost his creditability among his SLFP members by playing his DOUBLE GAME.now he has given enough time and space FOR RANIL AND UNP to reorganise the party.RANIL MUST BE THANK FULL TO BOOKY PALA-BILA DILAN AND SAKILI DISSANAYAKA for creating this position to further his agenda.

  • 2
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    Evangelists essential need at this hour is to chase out PRwidet Maithripala sirisena. He is the one who opposes tge new constitution. social engineering to destroy extremist Sinhala buddhists whi ch do not like to give equal status to other religions. Rqanil and the Catholics are the best to goven the country. Ranil is keping his head down until PResident quits and hand over the president post to Ranil. On the other hand, Now Ranil has 122 votes on which he can build a new govt. Ranil does not have to worry about the SLFP ministers who di dnot vote or abstain from voting. Now, Srilanka has a model or typical Orumiththa govt with All the UNP votes, TNA and Muslims votes to make it 122. Ranil had said that he cannot do it alone and he will do it with MAhinda Rajapakse. All the foreign funded – NGOs are saying to go that way.

  • 0
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    It is better for people with little information and one track minded not to get involved in subjects with which they are not very familiar
    Prorogation of parliament is a right enshrined in the constitution of the country
    Some people who are clueless about such provisions criticise and comment sometimes in insulting tones
    They little realise that they are displaying their ignorance
    The right to prorogue the parliament is provided in the constitution to deal with situations when the parliamentary affairs require a focus
    When the parliament is prorogued the date of the next session has to be given in the proclamation
    It may be that we can see a parliament sans many deficiencies after the prorogation

  • 3
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    Lankan parliament wa always prorogued during the during the Sinhala & Tamil new year season and Vesak.
    If the CT report ~ “………Sirisena irritably remarking ‘rogues are free to leave the government’………..” is true, then we have a spade being called a spade. MS brought some of the people-rejects through the List.

  • 2
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    Govt is a joke. IT is better if it is proroged until 2020. there is one whole ministry and a miniter only to relese news releases about how many Udagams that he will build. If he were asked he would No, I don’t build anything becuse the govt doe snot have money. Ranil also accept that they are not there to lick fingers and they have to be in the govt if not their salaries also (RS 300 per day) goes down. It looks they won’t get new car permits this time for some reason. On the other hand, One foreign journalist Say, ZAMBIA is AFRICAN SRI LANKA. 2500 history, my foot, It is now Protestant and ISLAMIC country. IMF and the USA have ganged to make Sri lanka a Debt Trapped country. India and Japan are supporting it (may be that is why that LNG terminak via the govt). The ultimate result will be the govt will sell Silk road assets to fimd the debt payments. check and see, the govt is borrowing, printing money, Selling US$ bonds as there won’t be any debt market tomorrow.

  • 2
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    There are at least five ministries and ORganizations to uplift and build colombo. Megapolic ministry of champika Ranawaka, Municipality of ROSIE which needs RS 7000 million right now, Urban Development authority which send so many crewoverseas to lear how to remove garbage, Provincial council, governor is paid for doing nothing. then Ranil after the NCM come and say he will build Colombo to be one of the greates cities in asia one of out of 13 or 15. Then there are so many MOS to Greater colombo too and they do not have anything to do. So, why should not we prorogate govt. they report DENGUe deaths as a low figure. Becuse, Minister wants money to clean the places where there is water puddles. when he is asked he says “Sir I need money”. It is the same thing with 500 arrives in coffins from the middle east. that is not reported because women stop going there..

  • 5
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    Cry for Sri Lanka! Our country is fast going down the drain due to spineless, corrupt leaders. Sirisena is completely is at a loss to what to do. His bastadry of 2014 November is biting him on the back He and Ranil are competing to be best Don Juan Dharmapala. Dirty buggers.

  • 5
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    “Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that there is a serious split within what is left of the SLFP with Sirisena irritably remarking ‘rogues are free to leave the government’.”

    You knew they were rouges when you brought them into the government through the back door. You cannot deny this as you were a major part of the last government, now whether you yourself were a rouge or not is a question left for your conscience to answer.

  • 2
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    All these days Sirisena is practicing various tactics under the advice of defeated Mahadena muththas. He seems to be unaware of the unseen pitfalls in the JR’s 1978 Constitution. The provisions in the Construction 1978 are deceitfully favorable to the incumbent President. However, past experiences show that every past president with the termination of the term of office they have become nobodies. Good lesson to think about.

  • 6
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    If President truly wants to deliver to the people what he promised he should immediately replace the “Pinata Seat” guys who voted against Ranil and who want to sit in the opposition and appoint new young dynamic persons to those seats. We do not want these rogues to ruin the country sitting in the opposition. They will sit in the opposition and then call them selves SLFP but stab on the back of the President.

  • 3
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    UNP is still the Uncle Nephew Party also dominated and controlled by capitalist interests who resort to various corrupt deals. One cannot expect anything better now.

  • 1
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    The Prez, as the leader of SLFP, should sack all those contested under Lotus Bud and all those supported Lotus Bud during the last election in order to start his own journey.

  • 1
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    In Britain this takes place every year, no sooner the Government Parliamentary Business is over and the resumption is always with a throne speech. We continued with the Good Old Tradition from 1948 to 1972. If so called good practices continued, MY3 should have done this at the end of each year which was not so. But today, in Sri Lanka, this is done with a purpose. So, instead of giving bland assurances about the stability of the Government, it must give a valid and plausible reason as to why the prorogation was done.

  • 6
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    If the President can appoint Sarath Fonseka as Field Marshall why is he not appointing him as Minister of Law and Order? Is it because he wants to protect Rajapakses’?

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      Buddhist,

      If there are charges and evidence against the Rajapakshas, why can’t the current Minister of Law and Order take any action? What special action could Fonny take to apprehend the Rajapakshas?

      • 1
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        Its because Maithri is protecting them as most SLFP MPs are supporting Mahinda and M3 is weak.

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          Buddhist,

          What is there UNP for? Can’t the prime minister take any action? We have seen how Dr. Rajitha proclaims who is to be taken into custody and who is not. Possibly MY3 didn’t do anything to intervene.

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            Shenal Ranil wanted Sarath Fonseka appointed as Minister of Law and Order its the President who listened to Mahinda and did not appoint Fonseka.

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      B.
      SF will do a very good job as L +O Minister and will be a shoe in as President.
      Patholaya would not like that eh!

  • 1
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    prez is really angry….in fact angry with himself because he is not effective..unable to do what he wants..he has to listen to others and rule…that is not possible…that is why he is angry…all are with mahinda becaus he appears to be popular because of his communal politics..prez cannot go to mahindas’ level… that is why he is angry…
    -dayal

  • 4
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    Solution to the present impasse is very clear, Put the Law in motion, appoint a strict disciplinarian like Sarath Fonseka as Minister for Law and Order and the country will breathe a sigh of relief. He has been side lined for obvious reasons , People know it.
    President should not pose objections to it. Any attempt at manoeuvring it will only make things worse for the Government. In the name of justice which the people are crying for you either do it or be damned.

  • 0
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    This can be described in pali as……”antho jataa…..bahi jataa…..”

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    Credit must be given to these buggers for their innovative way in re-defining “yahapalanaya” and “the liccavi principles of governance”……………..

  • 1
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    Aluth Avurudu Masage from Rajagitiye Samantha. Sirs and Madams of CT, I want to say Suba Aluth Avuruddak wewa to you. Me sorry for not write comment long time. Very busy. Election time no Sir?

    Sirs, me sorry what happening. I am Pathala man. I take kappam. But reasonable. Not too much, like, in our language say, taking ron from flower. No damage to flower. Me like that. Provide good service. Keep bajar peaceful. Also no kudu. Me want next, how you say, paramparawa to be no problem. So no Kudu.

    Me very upset what happening now. We good Pathala people have, how you say, prathipaththi. Anyone help us, we not do enemy thing to him. You can kill me but I not do that. You can give me Sakvithi Raja Kama but I spit, thuh, and not do enemy thing. Friend is friend. Us good pathala people like that Sir. But see what happen now. Our big boss do enemy thing to his friends. Also do enemy thing to many who help to become big boss. Very bad example sir to next paramparawa from big boss.
    I am upset and sad. Sometimes, I look one side and wait thinking too much. My friends say, “why you do that? This big boss did it to before big boss. Him like that. His friends know. If not know them idiots”. That is what my pathala friends say. But I always think what happen? Why like this? Sirs, I hope you have good year. But not me. This bad year.

  • 0
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    He is a real Bhumiputra. What more can you expect??

  • 0
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    Mr. President: Why “PROROGUE”. Shut down that completely and prohibit entry to those 225 who “VISIT” to talk “BS” and enjoy a “Rich & Healthy” meal, that too at a cost to the tax payers. You can convert that to a PUBLIC HOSPITAL. That could have been the GREATEST GIFT to the Nation during this Festive season of Sinhala/Hindu New Year and the on coming Wesak Poya.

  • 0
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    How long to wait for Parliament to pass KDU/SAITM/Other Uni Bill so that 1000 stranded UGC admitted SAITM will get justice to complete their studies. Court verdict has commanded SLMC to register them for internship, but GMOA thugs and empty skull jealous “state” parents in their hatred want to make state policy. SAITM was approved to admit many A/L streams like London and Cambridge A/L, as well as the widely medically accepted International Baccalaureate Diploma taught in British schools worldwide with same A/L subjects admitted on a point scale. Ignorant and uneducated “State Parents” only know the cheating Z with district variations, which should now be scrapped. Merit not Z is only criteria, but Z pushed out of med. schools after 5 years, having trained mostly on streets and not wards. Nobody cares. Prez. please release SAITM captives out.

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