10 December, 2018

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Sirisena Makes Eleventh Hour Move: Postpones Meeting With UNF Party Leaders And Decides To Meet UPFA MPs

President Maithripala Sirisena, currently under enormous pressure to resolve the current political crisis, postponed his meeting with the party leaders of the United National Front (UNF) scheduled for tonight at the Presidential Secretariat, at the eleventh hour.

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The UNF party leaders were informed at the last moment that the President could only meet them tomorrow at 8 PM . Sources close to the President told Colombo Telegraph that Sirisena has scheduled a meeting for UPFA MPs tonight to discuss the current political crisis.

All Ceylon Makkal Congress Leader Rishad Bathiudeen, who did not receive the announcement of the cancellation on time, even arrived at the Presidential Secretariat around 7 PM today to attend the meeting. He was informed at the entrance of the Secretariat that Sirisena had decided to postpone the meeting.

All UNF party leaders who attended the meeting with Sirisena on Friday night were invited for the meeting. The meeting on Friday ended abruptly after Sirisena told the group that he did not intend to re-appoint UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. The UNF MPs, at that point, decided to meet Sirisena on Sunday, with a fresh set of proposals to resolve the current political deadlock.

Despite Sirisena’s objections, The United National Party (UNP) on Friday informed the President and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan in writing that Wickremesinghe would be the party’s nominee for the Prime Minister’s post.

With 14 TNA MPs pledging support to UNP’s nominee for the Prime Minister’s position, Wickremesinghe now officially commands the support of 117 MPs in Parliament. All UNP MPs, at the parliamentary group meeting earlier this week, unanimously decided to back Wickremesinghe as the party’s nominee for the Prime Ministerial post.

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    New King called Old King and talked over the phone today. Day before yesterday, Old King approached Ranil in Parliament Library and talked him. But on the very important matter of restoring the democracy and up keeping country’s stability, phony meetings are being set and cancelled, or the meeting concluded without any conclusion, purposefully creating artificial differences. These secret maneuverings and deals are explained by the leaders for the Modaya consumption as because of their ultimate scarifies to the country. Further, some spinners explaining that this as New King allured Old King into this only to destroy the reputation He a baba never get into any racketeering! New King, in contrast, has publicly accepted that he falsely accused Old King of killing him only to defeat him in the election. At the same time, now New King has accused Ranil of plotting against him and have removed him PM position, violating constitution. Ponny was imprisoned after he had contested an election against Old King. Now New King is even falsifying that Black & White history.
    All what New King doing is destroying, using the government machine, one after other all, but not governing the country.
    He did everything possible to destroy UNP in the LG election. This even hurt the SLFP to an extent that it cannot be restored. His NCM against Ranil had split the remaining SLFP in to New King’s allies and dissidents (25:15). This coup d’état has split that part further. Mahinda Amaraweera and Duminda Silva are protesting and threatening to leave SLFP. This man, New King is not ready to stop it at any level of damage.

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      The Sri Lankan Courts will lay the ground work for International judges or even for all cases being moved to the ICC International Criminal Courts!

      The president seems to be one of the leaders of the coup that has put our country on a fast track towards a Syria, Afghanistan, Libya or Venezuela situation.

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    Innocent Muslims are struggling to bring out their atrocities to light. The famous garment business, Fashion Bug was targeted couple of times. Their ministers were in the government. So as per the Muslim politicians’ advice, Fashion Bug preferred to stay out of publicity. Last week a Muslim Government Minister Fazer Mustapha went to the site of three Muslim shops burned. Once again Muslims didn’t raise this incident in media. Virtually it is not known to anybody. But the insiders are accusing it as arson motivated by racial prejudice. The Sinhala rowdies, those who instigated the Digana riots in March, are let out by the “Jiffy Government”. It is under these circumstances New King has turned his attention on TNA.
    Lately he is targeting TNA and Tamils. This week Karuna, who was a minister in this Government, with intention to provoke Sinhala Buddhist mass, he claimed he is an LTTE man. Karuna earlier said his government has returned and Muslim Empire in East will be gone. In the North, to instill chill in Tamils’ bones, Douglas used a famous movie terror words. “Darling Tell them all that I am back again”. The Jaffna Rapist Army Commander has threated the Jaffna people that he will reinstall the check points and thus bring back all the past torture machineries against Tamils – falsely accusing that Tamil are rebelling against the illegal government. Government set up a shooting incidence of two lonely police guards in an isolated Tamils (East) area and has arrested Rehabilitee rebels accusing them as reviving the LTTE. This just another one like “Gobi & Jeyakumari Drama” this government acted in 2014. PTA is still in use after all kind of protest from local and by international NGOs and authorities. These people are arrested just on the whimsies & fancies of the Rapist Army and police and denied any due HR process under PTA

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      Good one: Genocide of Tamils: Tamils all over the world will never ever forget or forgive the war crimes and crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the Sinhala Buddhist army, killing more than 200,000 Tamils during the pogroms against the Tamils in 1956, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1981, 1983 and Genocide from 2006-2009.

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        Kumarathasan Rasingam
        You fking tamil LTTE bastard never mentions the genocide your ugly tamil prabakaran did

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    TNA supported Ranil on the NCM at the start of the 2nd quarter (April). TNA had asked Tamils to vote for traitor, New King in Jan 2015 election. Then it practically nodded YES to all actions of the Yahapalanaya government. But, over the cause of time, this has caused serious damage to TNA. Notably Suresh and CV are out on the issue of supporting the government, which never honored any promise. During the coup, they promised in millions and had split S. Viyalendiran to their side. Further divisions are looming after Oct, 26th. So New King wants to work on that TNA’s broken limp and destroy TNA.
    TNA had couple of meeting with New King to smooth this situation out. TNA said that it is on the side of democracy and thus with the constitution. But TNA was treated badly by these two guys. When Sampanthar explained Old Rowdy that the way he ascended to power is illegal, then he got up like a Chandikaraya and let the room. Sampanthar was bullied and physically threated on earlier occasions. Still he keeps his friendship with guys and talk to them. This time Sampanthar didn’t fully surrender to anyone. If he had done that, while they are playing this musical chair game of changing their alliance, he would have been pushed down by all three and crushed. Philosophically, Sampanthar supported the majoritarian party UNF to form government. But New King wants TNA’s full energy to destroy Ranil. He demanded a letter from TNA to stating if TNA will support Ranil. But TNA gave a latter saying it is supporting UNF returning to pre Oct, 26th position. But UNF has unanimously voted to keep Ranil as their PM and it is now boiling down to that TNA is supporting Ranil as the PM. This is the one created new upheavals – or the fireworks.

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    They think Tamil parties have to be slaves and listen to what they order and do it. Otherwise they feel their Sinhala Buddhist Royal Highness is insulted and, in revenge they humiliate the Tamil leaders and launch pogrom against Tamils.
    New King has cancelled his appointment with UNF. Practically here is no need for meeting. Anything left now only on his side to fix it –he need to restore the Yahapalanaya Government to pre-Oct 26th position. There is nobody have any role to play on that. There is nothing to negotiate with anybody. Here is serious question on the trust people put on him. He is openly saying that he sought sympathy vote from the mass scaring them that his life was in danger because Old King was a dangerous murderer. (I do not what is said about this story of him falsely accusing Old King in the book “My father, the President.”)
    He sacked Ranil saying that Ranil has been plotting to murder him. Beyond that, here go the other somersaults he is doing. For the whole last week, everybody had been given hopes that this drama is going to brought to an end the by the director, New King. Giving this hope, he extracted promise from UNP, TNA, NGOs, Ranil, Sampanthar and even from IC who was planning to lay sanctions & restrictions on the leaders. But, anyway no surprisingly, yesterday in his call to Old King, it is reported that he had asked Old King not to resign from the PM position. What we read so far is, after discussing with New King, SLFP MPs went and asked Old King to resign. But news says Old King cited the cases pending on his family and he couldn’t do that. But on his meeting with Rani, he had asked Ranil to accept the PM position.

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    There was no letter from Old Royals’ camp on this. But, a letter most probably written by G.L Peiris on the name Old King was let to surface. GLP is usually 100% ignorant on what goes in the upper circle. He hardly knows any internal info. So the letter is only listing completely past history that is completely irrelevant for the current circumstances, of interim election and trying to that an immediate election is warranted. The farcical letter is so badly detached from what is going through in the negations. There is no knowledge official communication to New King from Old King if he is willing to resign. So the media is citing another man’s name to explain why New King Called Old to ask him stay. That is new twist of evets for readers. The new developments are completely different from what TNA reported after its meeting, which indicated that this episode is being brought to end by the director, New King.
    We listed few unrelated incidents there. Because, there is a purpose for that. When we heard the Constitution was violated, we said Tamils, IC and Sinhalese should work together to restore the democracy. But now the urgency seems to be the Mad man on the EP seat has to be removed urgently before any further damages he does to, one after other, i.e. SLFP, UNP, TNA, Tamils, Muslims, and Sinhalese and thus he make the country descend into another 1983 Black July.

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    Most insane & ignorant President. He is a danger to the democracy of Sri Lanka.

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      Do People really think that Ranil is a Real Democrat ??? What happened During the Past 3 , 1 / 2 Yrs.??? A gradual transfer to NGO associaded domination .Ranil cant use any power..Remember the 19 th Amendt is Invalid, soon It will be challenged !!! Ranil use of invalid Authority is nulled.They are desperate due to fall from power unexpectedly. President realized what could have happened soon.The country will be in 9 pieces People will struggle rightly to chase UNP out.in selling the country Their. Democracy is a Wolf in sheeps clothing.!!!

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    His Excellency Bugger is going to get buggered by MR!

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    The best solution for the FIKLE minded President Sirisena is to get over this impasse is to appoint Mr. Sampanthan as the Prime Minister. What this would do is for UNF to support this action and would give another 18 months to destabilize the country. Then we can have a general election . If any one oppose Mr. Sampanthan’s appointment as Prime Minister then we know, even if its Mahinda or Maithree group ( if there is anyone left) they are RACISTS. There is no place for RACISTS IN SRI LANKA. Over to you MR. President.

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      A Typo, it should read …..another 18 months to stabilize the country….

      Greatly regret the error.

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    President is perfect

    Silly jokers are desperately trying to frighten & threaten him.

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      President is perfect for Rajakashe rascals. Grass eaters would bend their head on this ballige putha, but not a single man among civilized cultures would do.

      Anyways, we are patient and today or tomorrow he has to face it. This president would go all the low levels in
      days.

      That ballige putha deserves, if it would have been in an Arab country, he would not have been alive by today, stoned and killed out on the spot. Peoples angers have reached its limits to this day.

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      U are genuinely RIGHT , PRESIDENTS action is NOT only right but fair too He tolerated Ranil stealing his Authority Dubiously, 3 1/2 yrs, destroying the country. He has acted 100% constitutionally

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    Well well well MR addressed the nation yesterday as he is the authority on constitution. .Ranil managed to break the Slfp with the help of Basil , Now it’s Mithree s turn to break the UNP with yellow robed Rathana and deal dasa. .I bet on Wednesday MRIs still going to be thePM. He has a Raja yoga.

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    This iditot got abused in filth by the filthy one. Now he cannot reverse because the filthy one will chew him up and spit him out like karapincha. That is the filthy one’s nature. President idiot just like all the other pohottuwas love to be abused and shouted at. In fact they expect it from their leader. Ever watch the movie Downfall? See how their Main Fuherer abuses them. See how they accept their fate and keep on fighting. That is the syndrome the pohottuwas suffer from. Brain reprogramming is required for these folks. Fascists dictatorship is what Rajapakshe is about. Elections are a thin veneer the filthy one tries to hide his true nature. When will some one stuff some real you know what in this fellows mouth.

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    Judiciary should not sit and watch the fun as world is watching the scene in Sri lanka and when they
    enforce sanctions, and other restrictions, it is the people who are going to suffer and not the elite of the
    country nor the politicians .They have the means to go to the same countries that enforced sanctions on holidays and say we are here. The Supreme Court judges , at the next sitting, should unanimously agree
    to call the General election at the earliest, as they may have some provisions in the law books, to take nec. actions, when a country is in political turmoil and let the people decide as to which type of Govt, they wish to have under current circumstances and if that happens, we may not see many old faces in
    the parliament for sure. It is evident that President Sirisena has realized his folly but unable to get out
    of it due pressure from MR clan, whom the Prez himself brought them into the scuffle and they will not get back to the base in a hurry , easily .and it is the judiciary that should come to his rescue as the people, the armed forces and the International community are against him at this point of time.as per local/
    foreign media for mishandling administration of the Govt.. by behaving like a novice in politics..To settle personal vendetta, he used Govt. machinery. Great guy and his story should go into the history books of Sri Lanka.

    Unity in decision making among the Supreme Court judges is very important in this vital ruling as decision is eagerly watched by all around the world and let this be the last time the Govt. tried to lay their. hands on the judiciary, the only institution where the judges need not fear any body when delivering correct verdicts .Judiciary is the only hope today to save our country from humiliation & poverty. . .

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    It is a good decision not to meet the UNF. He should not engage these fellows until the supreme court decision is out. Besides what is there to talk with these shady characters not willing to go before the people for a general election. Sirisens and MR believes sovereignty belongs to the people but UNF thinks it belongs to the Parliament. Positions are clear there cannot be any compromises so why beat around the bush.

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    I cannot stop concluding that this whole episode could be a very cunning plan by President Sirisena to destroy the remaining political influence of MARA, who allegedly had plans to send Sirisena 6ft underground.

    So far, the plan has been working like a charm!

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    This is absurd. What a crisis.

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    In reply to BJP’s comments, do you think ,cancelling a meeting organized by the President ,that too with party leaders at the eleventh hour, incurring heavy expenses and at the same time disrupting the party
    leaders schedules is considered a normal practice. In fact, an invitee to the conference, who was not informed officially about the cancellation, did report at the venue and turned away with no apology. This
    clearly shows that the President has no say in administration of the country and he is being made a
    puppet, dancing to the tune of coup leaders behind the destruction of democracy.

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    Sirisena Makes Eleventh Hour Move////

    The whole month spent by president to see for the rejection ofprime minister what about the country economic or dollar who is working to put down. The more rejection/Distraction done by the president the UNP is levelling its self-better, Ranil looks like weak wise enough to wait for what you deserve.

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    MR is already conducting his election campaign — before the SC has announced its verdict. And at the expense of the Ministry of Finance among other “funders”.
    Example: One-page Adverts in yesterday”s! Sunday Times& Island about his “achievements” (handouts) in his “30-day Revolution”. I wonder if it’s the same Ad in the Sinhala & Tamil papers.

    Surely this must be illegal if their “govt” is illegal & they must bear the cost of all the coup’s spending.

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      If only we had a few more Manel Fonsekas this county would have been a paradise.
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      I say that because I know that Manel is no longer in her prime. One can just imagine how effective an advocate for justice she would have been forty or fifty years ago, when I didn’t know that such a person existed. Even now, I haven’t yet met her.
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      Thankfully she retains still much of her fire, passion and idealism, although her body has aged. I know, for instance that she’s almost deaf. Else we could have replaced Sirisena with her. Would she mind my revealing that, provided I assert that her integrity is totally intact?

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    The coupist ad is on page 13 in this Sunday’s Island.

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    There is suspicion that Maithiripala Sirisena is marking time for Mahinda Rajapakse to create preferably some communal disturbances. There was an unwanted statment by the Army Commander in the Northern Province threatening the Tamils to live peacefully or else they will have to introduce Check points and to face inconveniences, when, in fact, the Tamils are living peacefully. Maithiripala Sirisena is very ungrateful and is spineless to take a firm decision when a Buddhist monk had warned that there will be bloodbath if the Western democratic countries attempts to interfere in Sri Lanka political matters. It is very sad that these two personalities along with Maithiripala Sirisena and Mahinfa Rajapakse have forgotten love and compassion which is the nucleus of the Lord Buddha’s teachings. Back to square one. Buddham Saranam Gachchami …………….. .

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    How pathetic some people still prefer the tyranny of the (expected) majority to a rules based society. A sign of how our education system has declined after ‘Sinhala only’

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    MR should resign and ask MS and RW to sort out the mess they had created in the country since 2015. If they try to divide the country or do something which is detrimental to the well being of the nation, we people will come to the roads and chess them out by force.

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    How disgusting this man is.
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    On the other hand, is there nobody rational around him any more.
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    About a month ago, one of his best consultants told me that he was jumping off this train that is getting derailed. There were many decent people who were with him because of the clean administration that they had hoped for.
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    all that is gone now. I’m sure that My3 was a decent enough human being. Now hes’s just a lunatic.

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    I doubt you will publish this comment, but at least take note of this comment.

    CT is NOT honest – why when one votes down (thumb down) on certain comments it automatically scores a point on ‘thumb up’, there is a clear bias/manipulation on CT’s part. CT not living up to its tagline.

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      Looks like this idiot Roshan has an eye sight issue and comes here to blame. Man both icons are blink, but only change the one you click. Don’t accuse CT for your eye sight issue. We, CT readers know it better than you. We are here for a long time!

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        mind your language you SoB Kunuratne

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    This is it! This mother fkr has to resign. He is a mental retard! Sri Lankans and the diplomats should start not recognizing this idiot. Why have discussions with a mentally retard?
    Now is the time to impeach this idiot and put him jail. For what he did to the country he should be given death penalty. It is right time for Sri Lanka to start punishing the politicians who went against the constitution, practiced neoptism,. stole public property. You need to teach the village idiots who do politics NO ONE SHOULD BE ABOVE THE LAW!

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