29 October, 2021

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Sirisena Now Says He Prematurely Dissolved Parliament To Prevent Bloodshed In House

Defending the unconstitutional dissolution of Parliament, President Maithripala Sirisena said today that the objective of the premature dissolution of the legislature was to prevent bloodshed in the House.

President Sirisena

Issuing a special statement today, Sirisena said had he convened Parliament on November 14, several MPs would have lost their lives due to prevailing tensions between the two parties over the issue of the majority.

Another objective of the sudden dissolution, Sirisena said, was to prevent the commercialization of MPs. Interestingly, it was Sirisena’s camp that came under severe criticism for attempting to buy over MPs to support fake Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s parliamentary majority.

The full statement issued by Sirisena is as follows:

This is the third occasion in 14 days I am addressing you to explain recent developments. First, on October 26 I explained my views to you after appointing Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister.

Then, at the meeting held at Ape Gama in Battaramulla on 5th November, I explained the political views to you. Today is the third occasion and significantly, this is the first time I address you after dissolving the Parliament. First, I must tell you the circumstances leading to the dissolution of the Parliament very briefly.

Our Parliamentary System began in 1947 after the end of the State Council System. Since then, the country was governed over the years with holding of elections and changing of governments. By the last week, in the highest institute that represents people’s supremacy to usher in a disciplined, ethical ad cultured society, the individual worth of Members of Parliament was estimated as Rs 100 million to Rs 150 million, and in one instance as high as Rs 500 million.

We have experiences about several political crisis and changes in the past. I remember the political crisis due to the opposition to the Lake House Bill in 1964. The government was changed due to that. However, since 1947 we have not seen of dissolution of parliament due to issues of corruption. The Central Bank robbery after 2015, the involvement in various corrupt practices since then and finally the political crisis during the attempts to show the majority support after the appointing of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and the value placed on Members of Parliament as I mentioned earlier were extremely unfortunate developments. All of you will acknowledge what a tragical situation in politics when the value of the Members of Parliament, who were elected to represent the people, were commercially evaluated.

That was one of the main reasons for the dissolution of the Parliament. The second reason was the most peculiar behavior of the former Speaker, Mr. Karu Jyasuriya. I am extremely sad about that. He is a good friend of mine. The Speakers of our Parliament since 1947, until now, traditionally conducted themselves in neutral and most impartial manner. I wish to state, that his behavior of disregarding Standing Orders and Parliamentary Conventions and attempting not to recognize the appointment of a Prime Minister by the President exercising his Presidential powers was the second reason for dissolving the Parliament.

I must remind you here that, as we take the situation in to account politically, following my victory on 2015 January 08th, when I appointed Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Prime Minister on the very next day, he had the support of a mere 41 members in the Parliament, whereas the sitting Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne had the support of 162 members in the Parliament.

At that moment, as you know, those who talk about the majority today, were silent about that. Often, the custom is to appoint among the members of the Parliament, someone whom the President, in his opinion, can trust to get the support of the majority in accordance with the constitution. Following that appointment, the support of the majority is obtained in terms of the standing orders of the Parliament and in the Constitution of the country. However, in our Parliamentary tradition, there has been no occasion on which the majority support for a newly appointed Prime Minister has been tested by vote. Nothing of the sort happens under the standing orders. However, the second statement by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya violated those traditions. In his first statement, he accepted the appointment of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and stated that he would provide the rights and the privileges of the Prime Minister to him in the Parliament. That means, specially reserving the seat of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Prime Minister in the Parliament. His first press statement admitted this. However, his second statement was a complete deviation from it. In that he stated that he recognizes Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Prime Minister. I paid serious attention to this development. Members of Parliament from both sides issued various statements in media, that there would lead a big fight when the Parliament is convened on the 14th November. Some speculated that even death of some members would occur.

It appeared to me that, if I allowed the Parliament to be convened on the 14th, without dissolving it, it could have brought about commotion and fights, in every city and every village would lead to very unpleasant and difficult situation for the average citizens of my beloved country.

As such, the best solution was not to allow those 225 members in the Parliament to fight each other and allow that to develop into a street fights in every part of the country. It is my duty and the responsibility to take democracy to guide us, and create the situation for the fifteen million voters in this country take the ultimate decision by choosing their members to the Parliament through a free and fair election. As such, given the corrupt practices among Parliamentarians as well as the conduct of the Speaker, the best and fair solution to the political crisis that emerged was to allow the people decide in keeping with the principle of democracy. It was with that noble intention of upholding democracy that I dissolved the Parliament. I must state that a permanent and a clear solution to the current situation can be reached through a General Election.

The ultimate responsibility of holding the election rests with the elections commission. We need to extend our fullest support to the election commission. I humbly make the request from all those involved to extend their unwavering support to the elections commission, officers on election duty and the Tri-forces and the Police in their respective duties. We have chosen a new government. Now it is up to you to defeat the corrupt and elect clean Parliamentarians to represent you. I consider the decision uphold democracy by calling a general election is a welcome by all. The solution to many burning issues in the country such as the current high cost of living, achieving a prosperous economy, strengthening local industries, obtaining clean foreign investments, building a cultured and disciplined society, and strengthening democracy is to conduct an election and give the people the choice.

For this, purpose we take our Motherland to a new path. In order to create an intellectual young generation suitable for the technologically advanced world, we take steps while preserving our heritage of customs, traditions, ethics and culture for the present generation as well as the future generations.

Furthermore, you have an excellent opportunity now to elect intelligent and experienced representatives to govern. Hence, we give fullest support to the Gazette Notification on holding of General Elections and the steps taken by the Elections Commission accordingly. Here, I would like to remind you about one or two areas in which electoral laws have been violated in the past.

Firstly it is essential to stop misuse of public assets for the electioneering of political parties or candidates. Use of state vehicles for election campaigns must be stopped. As you are aware, during the former government as well as during the current interim government, the Ministries were provided with vehicles for the use of Members of Parliament. Today, we have an interim government comprising of the President, Prime Minister and Ministers. Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the interim government will function during the elections period until a new government is established. As you know only the President, Prime Minister and Ministers are functioning in the interim government and in accordance with the regulations of the Elections Commission none of the former State Ministers, Deputy Ministers or MPs could use official vehicles for the election campaign. I request with respect to all the former Ministers and MPs to return their government vehicles to the Secretaries of Ministries immediately. If they do not act accordingly, I will have to ask the police to confiscate the vehicles and I will not hesitate to take strict legal action against the defaulters irrespective of their political party affiliations. I would like to kindly remind that use of government vehicles and public assets for elections is illegal and it should not be done.

Accordingly, we provide fullest cooperation to the Election Commission, Public Officials, Police and Tri Forces to conduct the elections. It is the responsibility of the Party Leaders, Ministers former MPS, candidates and the supporters and the public to ensure that elections are conducted peacefully without any acts of violence and conduct election by acting with dignified and responsible manner. While reminding all these, I urge you most respectfully to extend fullest cooperation to the efforts to take our great Motherland to be a peaceful, progressive and economically prosperous nation with a great governing structure and an ethical, cultured society that preserve our heritage, customs, traditions, ethics and culture.

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    What crap ! Bloody liar !!
    Impeach him and remove his civic rights.

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      “Impeach him and remove his civic rights”
      No No!!!
      Impeach him and remove his private parts. If he has any.

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    To say that the President prematurely dissolved the Parliament is ridiculous. It is clear that the first citizen of the country had placed everyone in a precarious situation by violating the provisions of the Constitution. There is suspicion to arouse the communal feelings among the people by the President, Now he tries to twist the clause ‘preventing bloodshed in the Parliament’. The Parliament is a sacred place where Parliamentarians enact law for the benefit of the people and not to engage in shedding blood. No doubt there is corruption among all the Ministers. When the President maintains about the robbery of the Central Bank, how is it that the President became the third richest politician all of a sudden in Sri Lanka as per Forbes Report. The real issue is the President was not willing to give India and Japan in the Port Project other than China. He wanted to stage a constitutional coup by manipulating his Presidential powers of appointng Mahinda Rajapakse in an undemocratic manner without giving an opportunity for Ranil Wickremasinghe to carry on with the project by India and Japan.The President as first citizen of the country should have upheld the democratic practice in he were to abide by righteousness. He should consulted the Speaker and then refer the matter with the Supreme Court. Parliament only enacts law but the interpretation of the law is with the Supreme Court. In addition the high-handed act of the President, in this situation has the President ever addressed the nation that the religious dignitaries and the three armed forces along with the Police to remain neutral in the best interests of the people.

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      Utter rubbish! Now he gives outrageous excuses!!!!!
      President should’ve let MPs to show their ‘muscle power’ in the Well. At least then this madness would’ve been over.
      The country is in a chaos. Officials don’t know whose orders they should follow.
      Children have to get ready for December Exams. Parents have to buy school stationery at the end of the year.
      The festive season is at the doorstep. People are heading for a New Year. Most of the people buy gifts. Even poor people try to give new clothes to their children on the New Year’s Day.
      Above all, poor man needs to find day-jobs to have some money for the festive season.
      Reduce essential food prices to the minimum to ease the burden on those who couldn’t find day’s-work for the last 2 weeks.
      Who is responsible for value-packs with food items that are usually available at this time?
      The moment Mahinda became the PM, the canteen man, what do you call him, the Head of Cafeteria and Bakery Association reduced the prices of plain tea, kottu, and various bakery products in 10 Rupees, LIKE MAGIC. Look at that! Poor people have been ripped-off for 4 years when he could easily sell them 10 Rupees less. He should either be a henchman of Mahinda or the man may have done it out of fear. I say, he should be arrested. If not, tell him to reduce the prices in another 10 Rupees!!!!!
      EC says he needs Rs.5 billion for the election! Five billion!!!!
      Do you know how many people live from hand-to-mouth? If you have 5 billion, distribute it among people, without wasting it on an UNTIMELY ELECTION!!!!
      I’m telling the President, WITHDRAW the stupid Gazette and get back to work! You are maintained by poor taxpayers!

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        C.
        The best is for the people to decide at an early election; i.e.democracy. The present parliament is a sham run by crooks. The country is broke.

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          S
          Nobody, even a President can run a country according to his whims and fancies or calling for elections citing general opinions.
          There is a “thing” called “a Constitution” to follow, which says how to rule the country.
          Then there are other plethora of rules and regulations he is abide by.
          And above all, if the President violates all the rules, parliamentary practices and finally the Constitution, then there is the Supreme Court to stop him.

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        u know Champo, there are audio tapes in wihch MS himself has called to x numbers of MPs OFFERING them positions on huges sums.

        How can this man ever be exemplary. I think if the law would nail him, I will be happier.

        He should not be free . Not at all.

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        Chimpa you stupid bit^h, all these years we have been telling you this you stupid arse never listened. Now you see the true nature of these f’in criminals, gamayas, godayas?

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          Tamil from the north
          I STILL DON’T LISTEN to you, you idiot from the North Pole, not from the north.
          I take my own decisions.
          I am against President’s tyranny and his attack on the Speaker, the Parliamentary democracy and the Constitution.
          I still am with MR. I have no intention to leave him based on President’s stupid actions.

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            Champo, please dont give a racism a chance the name of god.

            I am positively surprised by your behaviours, as one who has been dealing with patients, that suffer genetic disorders of rarity, I feel you may have got some mutations turned you allowing see it beyond.
            See, today, every other bayyas keep asking ” prajathanthrawadaya kannada”. what is worth of democracy or human rights when cost of living go up as no times before etc. But very same grass eaters have no idea, who made the problem as such.
            Is that Bond Bank Scam ? Or numerous high profile fund grabs that Rajapakshes are accoutable for.
            See, alone last two weeks, billions should have flown to lanka from ME region as no times before ? How come ?
            Did any Saudi Royals got wedded to lankens after FAKE premier returned to power ?

            Now I am very much relieved knowing that your are not that devil like as we were compelled to believe.

            Thanks,

            Greetings from Switzerland

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              Bunjappu
              REALLY? Racism?
              Do you think the ” Tamil from the north” has a right attack me as he is a Tamil and that I DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO REPLY, as I AM A SINHALESE?
              I am surprised to notice that you didn’t say the same to “Tamil from the north?” Because you are a racist yourself, aren’t you?
              For your information, every time he attacks me, I exercise my right to reply in full. Learn to live with it!

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                Chimpi, it is not about Tamil and Sinhalese. It is about your stupidity and racist behavior. Show me one instance where I have written racist comments against the decent Sinhala brothers and sisters?

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            Chimpi, yes I maybe living in the north pole but this is the country your criminal leaders come begging for money you stupid bi$*h. Every time the beggars come here, my tax money goes there as aid money. I will be happy if that money went to building homes for the poor Sinhalese, poor Tamils and all. But it goes to waste such as this. You are so fuc*ed up in your head since your Buddha forgot to put a brain there. You are a gamaya bit&h just like the godaya bugger sirisena and that gamaya parayaoaksa bugger you support. So go and screw yourself in the Panadura brothel.

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        MS is powerless, could be innocent too, everything seems to happen preplanned to go for GE as India wanted

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        I have a serious case here re: political discrimination.
        By dissolving the Parliament prematurely, the President has not only violated the Constitution, but has also breached the Article 25 of the United Nation’s Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in which Sri Lanka is a State Party since 1980.
        Based on the 19A, the general understanding of the country about the next Parliamentary Election was, that it will be held in 2020.
        President’s arbitrary decision has a direct negative impact on 22 million people who WERE NOT READY for a snap election, thus violating their political rights, as appended below:-
        .
        1)Discrimination to youth who were otherwise eligible to vote for the first time in 2020. The illegal dissolution and premature election have robbed their right to vote, which is unfair.
        .
        2)Discrimination to group of people who wanted to contest under new political parties which could otherwise have registered in 2020.
        .
        3)Discrimination to individuals, including young adults, those who were aspired to contest in 2020 and elected to the Parliament for the first time. The snap election has given only 1 1/2 months’ which is hardly enough for a new comer to prepare.

        4)The illegal snap election is a politically based calculated attempt to exclude new candidates who are outside the mainstream political parties.
        .
        5)Restrictions on people’s right to choose by deliberately limiting their selections and forcing them to choose the “same lot” as there’s no time at all even to motivate other people to contest.
        .
        Any President can take a decision to call for a “premature Presidential Election” as it is a personal decision, but he should know that the Parliament is a COLLECTIVE BODY on which he has no authority to act autocratic but follow the rules stipulated in the Constitution.

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      This is the game the Sirisena Good Governances Government is playing. By having elections instead of demanding that all actions taken from the illegitimate appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister are unconditional and null and void. Speak has to demand for parliament to be convened immediately restoring the status quo and continue from the point prior to all these unconstitutional appointments.

      This is a carefully orchestrated “Game of Shape” to protect the Rajapaksas Criminal Cabal from prosecutions at the special courts. All supporting the call for elections are part of this “Game of Shape”

      Say no to illegal elections!
      Demand that parliament is reconvened!
      Restore the status quo prior to all illegitimate unconstitutional appointments!

      #CoupLk

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      Ayathuray Rajasingam,
      “President became the third richest politician all of a sudden in Sri Lanka as per Forbes Report” – Don’t trust those FB posts on rich list. Have you seen it in Forbes site?

      President never said he would give that port project to China, but he said we will not give to any foreigner and we will do it internally since we have got into big debts with China doing so. – He was right.

      Again, what is there for religious leaders and armed forces to act neutral in this national crisis? How can we expect him to do when he himself has acted against the best interest of majority of Sri Lankans?

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    “Bloodshed” – then he knows the level of the persons he selected for positions recently.

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    The President conveniently forgets to say under what Article of the constitution he dissolved the parliament. Does the constitution say to dissolve parliament if the President envisages bloodbath in the parliament? He must tell this story to his grandmother.

    The President is going down the pallam making one grievous error after another. His remedies like sacking the Prime Minister and dissolving the parliament is worse than the original disease, namely his inability to work with Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    Sirisena has within a short period had become the villain of peace and a joker.

    A constitutional dictator who had jettisoned or manipulated the constitution to his advantage.

    Sirisena should be stopped on his track before he plunges the country still deeply.

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      To Changa
      Read the gazette notification and you see undr what clauses of the constitution that he dissolved Parliament. He has FINALLY done the right thing.
      The people can now decide.
      All the NGO writers, and bloated Marxists who are strange bedfellows of the Neo-Cons, and even the JVP that had become a puppet of the US can gnash their teeth and say “Sirsena has destroyed Democracy”. NOT AT ALL.
      A test of who has more support in he house is what the UNP and the “International community” proposed. This constitution is not based on the westeminister model.
      Neither the president, not the leader of the opposition is appointed because they command the numbers. This is clear from the constitution, and was proved when Ranil was appointed, and when Karu Jayasuriya denied the position of the leader of the opposition to the Joint opposition.

      Sirisena has restored sanity and handed power to the people.

      Mean while MPs of my community have gone on a mock pilgrimage. God will punish them for their hypocrisy.

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        Bodin
        A mere mention of “selective” Clauses of the Constitution doesn’t validate the Gazette notification when there are explicit Clauses that determines the legality of President action.

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    Well said by the President! Honor to him! He had the courage to do the most needful for the country.

    It is obvious that parliament needed to be dissolved. Unelected Ranil, went far above and beyond his powers that is due to a government with a President over a prime-minister (President being nationally and democratically elected….pm only appointed by President). How on earth could any constructional amendments produced by pm be democratically legitimate after that? Indeed they have been shown to be deeply flawed!

    People like Karu Jayasuriya are either not too bright (in spite of heritage position), or terrified of consequences from colleagues (both psychological traits merging into one). Not too bright because a person like him got stuck on certain elements of the constitution (e.g. the right for the pm never to be sacked). Because of stress or cowardice, he found it hard to comprehend that the whole set of newly- fangled articles in the constitution were not in tune with the democracy of the Masses. Hence his dilly-dallying before choosing the wrong option.

    The rest of the parliament (chosen by Rani), so entrapped in the foreign investment scenario, found it impossible to move. Bloodshed would have certainly ensured- imagine the disappointment of their pet projects via foreign money, put on hold….and also for a few, their global investment portfolios being at dire risk. Therefore, the best is what Sirisena did- dissolve the whole thing, and start anew the most purified democratic procedure.

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      Ramona Therese Fernando:
      Why do you persist in trying to convince readers of CT that every time you come out from under that slimy rock that shelters you, that it isn’t to prove, yet another time, that you were not domiciled in some institution for the grossly mentally unstable? Please understand that the readers of CT are very tired of your loony tunes because they are no longer funny. Just loony.

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        EVDP,

        Nobody buys your virulent attacks on others’ freedom of speech anymore. The time of your Dutch colonial rule over the Natives is over. Power is with the Masses. You, ship out!

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          ramona grandma therese fernando

          “The time of your Dutch colonial rule over the Natives is over.”

          However, descendants of South Indian Kallathoni rule over the natives is yet to come to an end.
          Power is with a handful of crooks, war criminals, racists, fascists, ………………. not with the people.

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            NV,
            Sinhalese evolved from the soil of Sri Lanka. Veddas came from Andaman Islands and places.

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              ramona grandma therese fernando

              And you came from planet Seth, and was born with scatter brain.
              Once you typed Sinhala people originated somewhere from the foothills of Himalaya, …………………………..

              Why don’t you make up your mind.

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                Yeah, they have some Himalayan too.

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      Had people elected the present President OR Sobitha, CBK, Ranil made him? There is a big difference….

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    Anura Dissanaike said it well when he said that Sirisena has set fire to the country. Now that the fires are beginning to burn, he has no means of controlling them. So, he has to come out with strange and untrue stories. He thought that people would roll over and play dead. He now seeks to put the blame on others for the mischief he originated. He suggests that there was buying of MPs when it was clear that it was his side that was doing it. He blames Karu Jayasuriy who did what any good Speaker would have done in recalling Parliament. Now the fires are burning. The chances are that there would be a lot more violence in the country than just in Parliament which could have been contained. No outside country recognises Rajapakse as PM. The respect for Sirisena has just ceased to exist within and without the country. It is best he resigns and an election be held for President.

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    You idiot.

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    Sirisena is fooling lanken folks.

    He thinks he could fool them further.

    But newly appointed FAKE PM, has left his party today.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish !

    We the folks are the victims.

    So right at the moment, WE THE FOLKS have no legitimate Govt.

    Not a single state endorsed your new PM and new cabinet.

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      “Sirisena is fooling lanken folks.” – He might think he is fooling us… Believe me alot of us know whats going on… Time will come and all will repay!

      I am not a writing as a UNP supporter Im writing as a Sri Lankan who wants his kids to enjoy and live in this beautiful country.

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    somass

    Is this the best you could get your people do in this island?
    What an incompetent idiot this man has been.
    We know Hopper Sirisena cannot organise a coup leave alone running this country.

    Go blame the Tamils, toletless Tamil Nadu, ……..Diaspora, Diaspora Tamils in Colombo.

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      We did not vote for him in 2005. You did . You fooled the masses. You said Rajapaksa was the worst criminal ever and chose his accomplice to lead you asses to your imagined Himalayan moral destination of good governance and emancipation. Butterfly brigade tried to do to him what they do to each other. He ran away and has gone back to his roots. Why is this chest thumping?

      Soma

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    It is rumourerd that Manusha Nanayakkara met Arjun Mahendran in Singapore They question is whether he reached Macaw too to openthe account.

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    [Edited out] writing in capital letters are discouraged -CT

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    Dear Mr.Sirisena ( I will not use the Hon here nor president as you are not worth it)
    I regret to inform you that I will not vote for your party nor anyone affiliated to your party in this coming (if SC confirm your disolution)election.
    I regeret to inform you that your explanations regarding this whole affair of hiring and firing priminister, firing wholesale of the parliment is as a farce.It’s onething that you may eat grass for your dinner when not eating hoppers, it’s anotherthing that you think I eat the same.
    This is not a question of a person, policy or a party, this is a question of my dignity, our institutions and our basic right to kick out leeches like you every 5 years.
    You have sold yourself and all who voted to get you where you are today for a flimsy personal dislike of the R.W and now begging us to be law abiding, democratic and respectful citizens and help the elections commission to conduct peaceful elections and elect decent people to the next parliment.
    I must remind you that this folly of your has cost the country already dearly, 28bn USD from the stock exchange, 5 bn to elect the next set of rouges by way of election expenses and above all being the laughing stock of the civilaized world where our loans and budget money comes from.
    If no civilaizd country has not felicitated you purpoted PM THEN THAT MEANS THERE WILL BE NO MONEY TO BUY FOOD NEXT MONTH..moron!!!
    I request you to start with yourself by resigning from the post we helped you to get, come back through anew from a brand new presidental election, prove to us you have the same support as was in 2015.

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    You have become our purported President.

    Your purported Prime minister has no power to react as a PM of the country today.

    Your cabinet you appointed until your dissolved the parliament, and may also be possible you ve been continuing to appoint further men close to you or the ones you yourself bought from the opposition parties.

    But tell us please how would you respond to the people today, by handling with a purported GOVT ?

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    Until you appointed a new PM not respecting the constitution, you were known to us as ” most spineless president this country ever produced”:
    Now the people were made clear that you are not just spineless but also, you are the stupidierst man to have become the president of this nation whose majority will become the prey of highly abusive extremist or opportunist politicians of Rajapakshe nature.

    Mr President, just check it again, if you are now totally naked or you have the right to wear national dress as our president !.

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    This means you still love the nation ? – That is the million dollar question to us the folks, above all to those who voted for you in 2015.

    To avoid bloodshed or avoid your rogues would end up in vain not being able to prove 113 in parliament if the floor test would have been held on the 14th ?

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    Sirisena,

    Why do you still keep lying?

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      He got to know that we the lankens are so stupid. And that was the reason he became our President.

      Anyways, this ballige putha deserves pulled the trigger on him.

      We can not listen to this guy again.

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    Fair enough.
    When I heard the threats of the supporters of the UNP SB Faction leader Keselwatta Kid to remove Dr Ranil physically, I was worried……

    Although KK is a resident of Magamapura on the Week Ends, he still has loyal supporters in Kolonnnawa and Paliyagoda.
    Hirunickers whom Dr Ranil appointed to be the “God Mother” there ,now has a better than even chance of putting on a Prison Suit..
    But them Hirunickers can change colors any time, and go back to huddle the former Uncles and Cousins.

    I seriously hope that those ex Family will not buy that..If they do I will be disappointed.

    Anyway , Dr Ranil’s one time favourite , Harin boy now says he wouldn’t contest if Dr Ranil is not removed.
    Harin boy is a tough guy unlike the Kid from Keselwatta
    His body language the other day in front of the TT gave me goose bumps.
    I seriously thought Harin boy may do something serious to Sira and Raja to get Dr Ranil back ..

    Sira is Right.
    Just imagine the UNP Elite & Anglicans who have been guarding Dr Ranil and his TT hoping to get Dr Ranil back to Kotte fighting off the marauding UNP Baiya brigades converging on Colombo to get rid of Dr Ranil.
    How would the NGOs and the British , US, and even Scandinavian diplomats will feel?.

    I think Sira has done a favour for Dr Ranil as a parting present..

    My Elders ask me whether the Vellalas will join their mates the Elite and the Anglicans .
    Being a betting man I wouldn’t put my money on it…

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      Kiss Ass Sumanasekera,

      Please dish it out equally and fairly!
      Cheers…

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      3rd class comment.!

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “My Elders ask me whether the Vellalas will join their mates the Elite and the Anglicans . Being a betting man I wouldn’t put my money on it…”

      Don’t trust your Elders, they have proved themselves to be ……utter asses in the past. Forget the Tamil Vellalas, how about the Sinhala Vellalas (Govi)?

      Isn’t this again a competition among Sinhala Vellalas?

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    Sirisena,

    Is it pre-mature dissolution of your balls or just ejaculation?

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      Amarasiri – You forgot that this bastard of a President has ED ending in virtual impossibility!!

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    What else can the President do. He has to lie on the bed he had made!

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    Yes, avoid bloodshed in the house and bring it out to the streets by shutting the house down….Gamarala logic indeed…Better to log in to e-channeling and find yourself a good psychiatrist before making “Special Statements”

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    As per a previous comment of mine, I expected him to seek a referendum on the dissolution upon the disorderly conduct in the House after its reconvention from the Prorogation. While his decry on the commercialisation of the allegiance of MPs is to be treated with cynicism, he now appears to be holier than the holiest. He tells the nation that he moved to prevent bloodshed. It’s nothing but dramatization. The reality is that he is determined to continue the remainder of his term as President without any possibility of RW being the premier. An election can have many surprises. HE will have to bite the bullet if the UNP wins an absolute majority.

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    Poor Prez. All okay with his security?

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    President Sirisena talks about ethics, culture and democracy having just violated the most elementary norms of ethics, culture and democracy. He has done enough damage to these, and at least stop insulting the intelligence of the people by uttering platitudes.

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      He is just being abused by a bunch of illfated lawyers. That Srilal is one of them.
      This man should no thave been elected a s the president. He profile is that low
      That is the main reason. He should see it twice before going to do the job. Not having proper leadership skills, to become the head of state almost ruined his person.

      He could be a good orator, but still he does not seem to know what he has been talking about.
      Just to be on good books, he may be behaving that way. Is there any good work the man to have fullfilled in his capacity as the president.
      Thanks to UNP, some good items were completed but he is no means matured enough to be the President of SL.

      nOT JUST ONE FAILURE; a bunch of failures one behind the other- cant be just because any simple reasons.

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      Exactly Dr. Seneviratne. Some others like Laksriri Fernando fail to realize his.

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      H.L Senevirathne.

      Is it ethical to have a PM who attempted to overshadow the head of the state?

      Is it ethical to let people to be governed by a govt. that looted the CB?

      Is ethical to blame a president who sacked a PM who helped looting CB, arguing that there’s provision in the constitution to that. (UNP govt. could contest it in the SC)?

      Is it ethical to blame a president for proroguing parliament, who has power to prorogue the parliament?

      Is it ethical to blame a president for dissolving parliament quoting the provisions in the constitution for him to dissolve (Can be contested in the SC)?

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    All our politicians are scum. We need to quickly find a way to exterminate and overhaul everyone of our politicians and replace our entire corrupted political system with a meritocracy. A strictly merit based system of governance that can purge all of our political prostitutes and shameless academics that cock suck politicians. If not, this country will be in the dumps and our people will have to undergo tribulations such as these for no fault of theirs. Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience and incompetence is considered a virtue. In what other professions but politics would you get away with something worse than murder? It has been said that “politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first”. This famous quote from the late US President Ronald Reagan sums up the current wave of defections, million dollar bribes or commercialized MP’s, their pimps and prostitutes that broker deals for political cross overs. These quid pro quo offers need to be made criminal that is punishable by DEATH. Until then, immorality will dominate and will become the mainstay, as it has the current political landscape. Every one of our democratic pillars have eroded. The executive, legislature, judiciary, election process and those outside this doctrine such as the Buddha Sasanaya and media has become a joke. When did it dawn on our hoodlum THIEVES that human progress means that morality is not the past immorality condoned? Let me finish off by sharing a quote from Br. Malcom X, “To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To REMAIN a criminal is the disgrace”.

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    This President does not even know the Constitution and his rights vs Election Commission rights:

    73[ (4) (a) The Commission shall have the power during
    the period of an election, to prohibit the use of any movable
    or immovable property belonging to the State or any public
    corporation –
    (i) for the purpose of promoting or preventing the
    election or any candidate of any political party or
    independent group contesting at such election;
    (ii) by any candidate or any political party or any
    independent group contesting at such election,
    by a direction in writing by the Chairman of the Commission
    or of the Commissioner General of Elections on the instructions
    of the Commission.

    Even the President cannot go in a Govt vehicle for an election commission let alone the PM or Cabinet Ministers.

    Election Commission its time for you to state this very clearly in an open forum as the President has made a wrong statement.

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    Machiavellian Sira is the one provoking violence in the country by issuing this diabolical statement making allusions to a bloodshed. He prorogued the Parliament in order to buy MPs to make a majority for Mahinda. After the humiliating failure, he’s citing the horse-trading as a reason for dissolving the Parliament. He is calling upon the voters to elect clean, intelligent candidates in the General Elections, after appointing the morons, looters and murderers of the Rajapakse regime to his interim cabinet, and MARA himself as the PM. The most abominable among them is the appointment of Susil Premajayantha, who was campaigning against the setting up of FCID, and the special courts because he was one the major culprits facing prosecution, as the Minister of Justice. He is warning against the misuse of state assets for electioneering, after having installed an illegal, unconstitutional caretaker government to oversee the elections. He is making a totally unwarranted attack on the Speaker who has only done his duty in speaking up for the sovereignty of the Parliament. All those who believe in democracy should resolve to launch a movement to impeach this third-grade rascal and throw him into the jail at the first available opportunity.

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    We Sri Lankan’s aren’t stupid. We all know that you dissolved the Parliament in order prevent
    Ranil W showing that he has the SUPPORT of more than 113 Parliamentarians. If that happens he has to resign as President within ONE Hour.
    Please stop clowning yourself —PRESIDENT

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    Whatever, MS who is trying to give capital punishment to SLFP is still better than RW who has been giving life-sentence to UNP

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      What to do ? This is our fate to listen to your lies that are fabricated to suit the opportunity. You started the fire and desperately trying to extinguish it. Giving an opportunity to remember the Mahadanamuththa kathandaraya. God save our mother Lanka from rogues, and robbers. Fair minded.

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