26 May, 2019

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Ranil Currently Meeting UNP MPs At Temple Trees: UNP Maintains Appointment Of MR As PM Illegal

UNP Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently meeting UNP Parliamentarians at Temple Trees to decide the party’s future course of action.

Speaking to media, several Cabinet ministers representing the party have said President Maithripala Sirisena‘s move to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister is “illegal and unconstitutional”.

“All UNP MPs in and around Colombo who could make it to Temple Trees here now. What the President has done is illegal. What democracy is this Mr. Sirisena?” State Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted from Temple Trees.

“The appointment of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is unconstitutional, and therefore not legal. This is a breakdown of Democracy the very thing we all fought so hard for,” Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Sagala Ratnayaka said.

Meanwhile , Minister Mano Ganesan said the Tamil Progressive Alliance, which has six MPs in the House, is also holding a crisis meeting separately.

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    This was coming, I Suppose, that is why, I think,one went and complained nd the otgher went ad explained. This was very very long overdue.Ranil has gone very long before the best before date. Ranil said with his FCID he would prosecute the previous govt fraudsters. Yet he did not do it. Now, the Central Bank Bond Scammers are openly working to correct those. IGP and AG , for most of the time, are Ranil’s people.

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    Greed for power has resulted in Sri Lankan politicians disregarding the constitution, and the rule of law, to oust the legally appointed Prime Minister.

    The Rajapaksa’s have been plotting and planning for months to get back into power, by hook or by crook. They should not act like they are above the law. Enough.

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      Navin
      Why do you blame Mahinda?
      He didn’t do anything wrong.

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    UNPyers are still not that dumb anyway. You can’t under rate them too; couple of them made few pennies in the short interval.

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    Historically the parties representing the minorities have been known for rank opportunism, from which flowed horse deals through which they robbed their communities and themselves of any shred of dignity. Such was the Citizenship Act where their reward for supporting the Government was decades of hopeless despair.
    During this present crisis the least the leaders of the minorities could do is to redeem the reputation of their people, and themselves, by committing themselves to abide by the spirit of the Constitution and not to support any change that is unconstitutional.
    Politicians from the minorities cannot afford to be frivolous. They must stand up for the rights of all. That is something that would earn for them the gratitude and respect of others.

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    Most of the UNP cabinet ministers including those came from the National list are plunering. Just read Every minister getting foreign funds openly. Because they get the get. Public pays the bill. HEalth, tourism, Education, Economy and finances are all in duisarray. Even GAMPERALIYA is a Scam to distribute money among the HEnchmen inthe electorate. So, Rajapakses come and do that better until people rise up again. They were and are busy hiding what JVP says.

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    I don’t think there will not be any election next year. They know this goverment cannot be presented to election. They will come out with other techniques. Minimum, New King will extending him for 6 years. Constitutional council will be lead by Joint Comedy Club. The tailless monkey Communists will be nodding their head for anything.

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      Typical eelam hallucinations. LMAO

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    They can play a climax on this game and completely invalidate the Court and Parliament. If New King resign at this time, Old King has to be appointed as President. The 19A is only for election candidate. It will not prevent Old King Becoming President this way. Once he has become president no Court or Parliament can challenge him. He can immediately appoint New King as PM. Then Ranil and all others will go out of options.

    Parliamentary majority is not needed to cabinet. Temporarily Cabinet has to have only 30 ministers. They will implement many things through cabinet without bring them as bills or law. When the Budget time comes, they will have bought enough Candidates. Ranil cannot sack anybody from UNP for supporting Old King. That is only Suicidal. This may make Ranil to go for unity goverment under Old King and accept some nominal minister post. Sampanthar can still support the Sinhala Goverment as the opposition leader.

    This would get back to normal in two or three days!

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    Not a single prosecution under current regime to date. Thajudeen and Lasantha wickeramasinghe were brutally murdered but no wrongdoer so far been brought to justice. Corruption and misappriation of government funds are as ramphant as during the previous regimen. Yahapalana Government promised so much yet delivered nothing. Still appointment of a new prime minister without removing the current incumbent is unconstitutional and opens a legal minefield! It seems that letter of sacking only faxed after the new premier was swarn in.

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    It’s shocking to learn that MR did the magic again.

    What a shame for a democratic country to walking up to and we had a hope that the end of a war era would have been the best for the country’s infrastructure and development etc.

    Poor people will end up paying the bill as always!

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    New King is no longer the Judas who ate Old Kings Aappa.

    But the turncoat became the Judas who ate Aappa of Ranil, Aappa of Sampanthar and Aappa of 6.2 Million Punnakku eaters.

    Two interesting essays appeared on CT recently
    1).Dr. W.A Wijewardena, after the Malaysian election, asked Lankawe to follow Malaysia’s path. He sighted a history of recent Economic struggles and success of Malaysia. He expressed a hope on Mahathir coming.
    2). Thero de Silva had done a copycat work on that and sighted Imran Khan’s coming and suggested to Lankawe to follow Pakistan.
    In both essays I had mentioned that Malaysia and Pakistan have been the ones followed Lankawe in removing their corrupted leaders, but the early bird Lankawe had lost its course. Now the authors may see that Lankawe doesn’t follow, but set the paths only.
    We can ask here a question how the leader in this has lost the war, but the copycats not yet. The reason is, unlike Malaysia or Pakistan where the people rejected the corrupted leaders, in Lankawe West played a role in Regime change. We, in CT many times, have criticized this as pumping too much ethylene to young vegetables with the hope of fruiting them. That only spoils the vegetables. We remain as the predictors of this result as early as in October, November, December months of 2014.

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    ““All UNP MPs in and around Colombo who could make it to Temple Trees here now. What the President has done is illegal. What democracy is this Mr. Sirisena?” State Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted from Temple Trees.”

    you stupid fool.Has it still not dawned on you that this is just the precursor to a general election after which you are no longer in the government.That is real democracy because from 2015 you did not respect the people and just disregarded all their criticism without taking the former regime rascals to the courts and expediting their sentencing.Now you have allowed them to come back .

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      Shankar if I am right you were the one who used to comment in dbsjeyaraj website.i always loved your comments it used to be very hilarious .can you provide your Twitter handle to follow you.

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    Be careful, what some of you write. There is a white van parked near your gate.

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    No disagreement with Shankar’s comment. Ranil has paid the price for leaving perpetrators at large. Now the parliament is prorogued, gazete notification are published removing primeminister and his secretary. This heralds the death of democracy in Sri Lanka preserving which was the basis Sirisena was elected as he claimed to be the last bastion of democracy. Very principle he has now betrayed by his unconstitutional and illegal action. Judicial review seems to be the only course of action open to Ranil.

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    Whether the appointment of the new Prime Minister is illegal and unconstitutional is immaterial because the justice system in SL seems to be confusing (at least to me) with so many ‘learned’ legal bigwigs like, GL & various Chief Justices, have prostituting themselves unashamedly in support of their masters, interpreting the law as they please. I am sure now that MR is back in the saddle, GL & his crony legal side kicks will be appointed to high places immediately & the law will be conveniently ‘arranged’ to suit the wishes of the god king. So, to hell with the constitution & justice, this is a dictatorship in the guise of democracy.

    I always thought MR as a wheeler dealer par excellence but now he has proved himself to be the master at the game of political manoeuvring, even international political tough guys like Putin & Trump would admire. As for the spineless, treacherous, self serving ‘moda’ Sira, who was worried in the past that if MR took power, he would be sent 6′ underground, I wonder if he is having sleepless nights, not knowing if he has done enough for MR to spare his life.

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    This is a good lesson for RW. RW protected MR clan and his cohorts from bribery and corruption. He didn’t uphold to the mandate given in Jan 2015.

    Similarly, Sira. What can we expect from ex gramasevaka. I think he has been taken a ride by MR and his henchmen.

    He displayed his true character, untrustworthy, dishonesty. Unscrupulous bloke.

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