19 September, 2020

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Ranil Stamps Authority Over Parliament: Officially Positions Himself As Suitable MP For PM Post

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe redemonstrated his parliamentary majority and officially positioned himself as the ideal candidate for the Prime Minister’s post.

The confidence motion presented in support of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe passed with 117 MPs voting in favour.

The UNP and the TNA voted in favour of the motion presented by UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said his party would not support the motion, but pledged support to any action taken to reverse the October 26 coup.

Presenting the motion earlier today, Premadasa said Wickremesinghe was the MP who commanded the support of the majority of Parliamentarians.

While stressing the need for re-appointment of Wickremesinghe, Premadasa said the current political crisis should be resolved through the appointment of MP commanding the majority support in the House as the Prime Minister.

UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera seconded the motion. He stressed the importance of coming forward to protect the parliamentary democracy of Sri Lanka at a time when it has come under immense pressure due to the actions of the Executive President.

Speaking in Parliament after the motion was passed, Wickremesinghe thanked everyone who supported the motion.

The UNP Leader said it was the duty of all political parties to respect the constitutional provisions. He said all right-thinking parties should come together to find a solution to the current crisis through democratic means.

He also expressed his commitment to a political solution to the national question without dividing the country.

“We have not forgotten our promise for a new constitution and the abolition of Executive Presidency. We will continue to work towards achieving them,” Wickremesinghe said adding that strengthening Provincial Councils will be a key pillar of his political solution to the national question.

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  • 31
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    Sirisena,

    Ranil has The confidence of 117 MPs. That leaves 225-117, or 108 MPs who do not have confidence in Ranil W. Simple second grade math tells us that, even if all the 108 have confidence in your FAKE PM, Mahinda R, still 117 is greater than 108, UNLESS you use Wimal Buruwamsa Math, which says, 2/2=0.

    Perhaps you can use Buruwamsa math and demonstrate that you are an insane Buruwa.

    • 6
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      Well said

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        You mean Amarasiri well SHED?

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    Congratulations to Messers Sampathar, Abraham , Darmalingalm and the TNA,
    Messers Bathudeen, Hakeem and their MPs
    And finnaly Dr Ranil and the 44 UNPers in that order….

    And commiserations to our great majority who now have to share the few Homelands bar the North, East and the Central West, which the UNP , High Net Worth and HIP will occupy.

    The irony is a Dutu Gamini from Medumulana had to go to Anuradapura to liberate and unify this land of Mahavamsa in the 2nd Century AD.

    IN the 21 Century the UNP Deputy Leader from the same Electorate, traveled all the way to Kotte to divide it again.

    No wonder the some commentators on CT hailed Keselwatta Kid as the best brain in the the UNP.
    Probably they didn’t want to upset the Kid’s supporters saying the Kid is the best thing they had since Sliced Bread. and the Electric Toaster….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “The irony is a Dutu Gamini from Medumulana had to go to Anuradapura to liberate and unify this land of Mahavamsa in the 2nd Century AD.”.

      Did Dutta Gamani know what was in beyond Anuradhapura or in the East or West coasts?

      That was the first religious war.
      That was the first racist war.
      Please stop kidding yourself. The country was never liberated nor was it unified until Suddha came, saw and conquered. Where did you this stupid idea? There had been multiple centres of powers.

      We have several Hatana (war) poems.
      The one that is missing is Demala Hatana. Where can I get one?

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        NV:
        Please let KSA cry a bit he is in pain. Appaya wrote a check that his ass could not cash and China was not willing to pay premium rate to buy votes. I honestly have lost the number of times MR lost no confidence motions.

        Poor guy was looking forward to a new laptop. :)

      • 0
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        Learn history from me.

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          Lansi Land Thief

          “Learn history from me.”

          Alright tell all you know about history.
          It won’t take more than ten lines.

    • 8
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      Sumanasekera alias Bandula Jayasekera,

      Wild Buffaloes of Medamulana named MaRa, GoTa, Basil, Namal, Yoshitha etc. did not liberate the country, but looted the country and sold national assets to Chinese.

      • 2
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        Maharage

        “Sumanasekera alias Bandula Jayasekera”

        I thought Sumanasekera is the twin brother of Bandula Jayasekera.

  • 23
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    For the 7th time it has been proven in the Parliament that Ranil is the legitimate PM. Now its time for the President to act. He has no right, when the Parliament voted for Ranil, not to appoint him. If the President does not appoint Ranil then the Parliament should impeach the President. Even if SLFP/SLPP do not vote for it, or may be some of them will vote, and the impeachment motion fails, it will be a signal to the whole world that Maithripala is an uneducated lunatic who has gone back on his word to appoint the person who has majority in the Parliament. As first action by the International Community they should impose a travel ban on Maithripala Sirisena.

    • 9
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      Just as much as the greatly publicised tab is kept on the defeats accumulated by RW, I hope that these repeated defeats are being recorded against MR’s name?

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    Once SLFP, former collegue and the former UNP MP, KEheliya Rambukwella says SLPP/SLFP will not accept the MOTION sipporting as it was presented and approved Overnight. Ranil is aszking which constitutiom they used to approve it. Is it old constitution or the one edited by Saumanthiran and Jayampathi wickramarathne and written by the Washington addiliate MCC (God NAtha).

  • 20
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    Ranil W ‘s leadership style is “laid back” style.
    he need to change this and show leadership and be more visible to the public.
    …and in my view now that he has regained the Prime reship…he should now hand over the leader ship to the next generation

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      If he hands over leadership, UNP will break into 2 or more also, and depending on who he hands over, UNP will go down to associate thugs once again like before

  • 18
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    We have a real leader in Ranil. He will be the saviour of the nation; just wait and see.

  • 13
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    Free this country from Yellow Peril. So many Chinese in Sri Lanka, do they have visas? Arrest the illegal Chinese and deport them.

    Chinese men lebourers who came to work in this country will never go back. They are taking our (Sinhalese) women.

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      Hello Joy
      Some seafarerers arrived in this country since ancient times have taken SL women and remained in this country. Muslim traders have taken Sinhalese women and established the muslim community today. 50,000 Malayali soldiers imported into the country during 6th Parakramabahu era have taken Sinhalese women and become signalised and remained. So as some Europeans. So what is the big deal about few Chinese. If we Sinhalese cannot take good care of our women, it is natural they run away with others.

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      True, we can’t afford to give our beautiful women to other countrymen.

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      Joy dhanapala

      “They’re taking our women”

      Don’t be afraid man; Chinese are well known as everything short so only shallow women (if any) can go for them.

      Our women are deep in everything.

    • 0
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      The Chinese like dark skinned women. The complexion on the other side of the ocean is always more appealing!

    • 0
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      Joy D ,
      Chinese men are taking your Sinhalese women because you Sinhalese men are Poofters just like the Poofter who is your PM.
      Simple, is it not !!!

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        Estate Labourer & Poofter watcher Cocks Joy

        Chinese men like women whether the women is darked skinned or not because there is a population imbalance among women and men. There is a shortage of 6 women for every 100 men, 100:106. Therefore there is a great demand for women in China. The men resort to paying hefty sums to buy women, also resort to kidnapping.

        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera and the armed forces do not know this fact otherwise they would have rounded up surplus women and exported to China in containers.

        I wonder why Basil has completely ignored this venture.

  • 16
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    No one can stop Ranil until he ascends to President Post in the near future. Country will be enlightned.

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      What a joke, joke of the day, this may be true for people who support federalism & the ones who want to share of CB robbed money from his friend. RW proved again & again during the last 3 years, he has been just a puppet of the west & diaspora & has no vision, capacity or the ability to develop Sri Lanka. Further more he enjoyed his life with his close pals travelling almost to every country on the world map without bringing absolute no benefit whatsoever to the country. Whether what MS has done right of wrong, this is good riddance of bad rubbish for country’s sake!!!

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      Ranjani Lamahewa

      Ranil won’t contest for presidency, he’ll find another CC to make the president & ask for PM ship & wish he passed away untimely to inherit the presidency.

      That’s the maximum he can do in Sri Lanka.

  • 21
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    Ranil W , if the people are to think & treat you as a LEADER. Behave & be like one, please. Act on difficult issues and treat the public with RESPECT.

  • 0
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    So, Now Ranil will become the new PM. will there bea new bond scam too as the elelction is very closed now.

  • 2
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    all this is good,but what is ranil going to do if sirisena holds a referendum on whether general elections should be held to form a government.The people’s verdict will be yes i think.Can the people overule the 19A.I think they can.Anyway this is i believe sirisena’s last trump card to play.The SLPP agitating the courts to quickly give their decision on the dissolution is cos they want a referendum.

  • 4
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    Both Sirisena and Rajapakshe have ruined themselves and each other. There can be no poetic justice sweeter than this. They have publicly displayed their criminal mind set and their true dirty back stabbing nature. What is even more satisfying is to see Sirisena openly admit that Mahinda tried to bribe his way back to power but this time even 500 million Sri Lankan rupees was not enough to seal the deal. To the international and diplomatic community(including China) have you had enough evidence of the mendacious untrustworthy backstabbing nature of both these hoodlums. Do you still want to in any way entertain thoughts of either one of these crooks being propped up in power by your selves and the dire consequences that can have to your little evil enterprises. To the still daft idiots who think these two scoundrels still deserve your vote please do not go to temple or church and desecrate the holy ground by your presence. Instead build your selves a shrine to Baal., the Devil, Lucifer, Valli Amma etc. etc. Then knock your selves out paying tribute to such evil deities. See, if you believe in a God and know he is here to help then do you not see his hand in what has happened?

  • 0
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    {“Ranil Stamps Authority Over Parliament: Officially Positions Himself As Suitable MP For PM Post”}
    Not Quite. 117 MPs (excluding JVP) stamped their authority and de-removed the ‘removal’ of 26 October.

  • 2
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    A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal requesting the court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. According to this petition MP Ranil Wickremesinghe is a shareholder of Lake House group and that Lake House Printers and Publishers PLC, a company in that group, is engaged in the business of printing of check leaves for the state-owned Bank of Ceylon and People’s Bank.
    According to available information Ranil is the 8th biggest share holder with 38964 shares to his name in that company. If this information is incorrect, first, Ranil should tell that to the people in this country and fight his case in courts. Do not use Sajith to clean his dirty linen.
    In UK,Europe or in US even ownership of one share would be sufficient to prosecute under conflict of interest legislation.

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      Eagle Eye, Why has no one filed any cases against M.P.s who sold their Duty-Free Vehicle Permits for a hefty profit? Why single out only Ranil for prosecution?

  • 5
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    To Mr. RW:
    Honourable Sir,
    Reports indicate that it is now just a few hours before the Supreme Court delivers a historical verdict.
    Regardless of which way the ruling goes, I thought it fitting to address these few lines to you.
    I am firmly of the opinion that you should pass on the leadership of the UNP to a younger person, a person who has more of the “Common touch”, if the party is to make progress in the future.
    That said, however, I salute you for your stance in protecting parliamentary democracy and its hallowed traditions. The Honourable Speaker’s role in this respect too cannot be forgotten.
    The “backbone” you displayed in not leaving ‘Temple Trees’ is also appreciated and commendable.
    For a person who had to face derogatory comments from the president, you conducted yourself impeccably and showed that you had more “spine” than the so-called “strongman” who, by dodging repeated defeats in the well of the House, proved that he had less backbone than even a “butterfly”!
    Please do remain as a Consultant to the UNP as your knowledge and strategic thinking is hard to match, but please, please do not think of contesting an election.
    Thank you, once again, for standing up firmly for Democracy and the future of this country.

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    Next , there will be a Confirmation vote on this confidence motion ! ! ! And then we will
    have a reconfirmation vote on this confirmation vote ? And we will keep coming back
    with more and more Hurrahs and nausea ? How many more Thrillers are to be released
    for box office records ? The final outcome ? The truth is , Sirisena and Mara are ready for
    a street showdown while the U N P is not ! All the invitations from the duo so far are for
    that end I suppose ! !

  • 2
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    Supreme court determination is out ! Dissolution of parliament by Sira is
    unconstitutional according to reports !

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    The 117 members that so-called majority manipulated by illegal session in Parliament is western countries political and diplomatic influence. Judiciary is not that an Indepdent and not impartial it is under covered operation of back by Western vital interest.
    The Nation sovereignty and people democracy has upsurge undermined by court of Justice. Politically our nation become neo-colonial country.

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    The forged letter that has been circulated as being the agreement between Ranil and Sampanthan has been written only Sinhala. Will Sampanthan sign an agreement which is written in Sinhala. The author of the ‘forhed ‘ letter failed miserably in that sense.

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