Colombo Telegraph

Sirisena Reneges On His Promises Again: Refuses To Accept Second NCM Against Rajapaksa

President Maithripala Sirisena has reneged on his promises once again, as he has refused to accept the legality of the second no-confidence motion adopted against Mahinda Rajapaksa.


At a meeting with Parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) this evening, at the Presidential Secretariat, Sirisena had said he could not accept the second no-confidence motion as his advice had not been followed.

Sirisena, at a meeting with party leaders, last evening, said he could accept the no-confidence motion minus the first clause. He requested party leaders to pass an ‘amended ‘ no-confidence motion and promises that he had no issue about accepting the will of the legislature.

Upon Sirisena’s promise, the party leaders today passed an amended no-confidence motion without the first clause which challenged the gazette notifications issued by the President. Hours after the no-confidence motion was adopted, Sirisena had said he was not in a position to accept him, making a 180 degree turn.

Sirisena had also told the SLPP group that he would not appoint UNP Leader Ranil Wickemesinghe as the Prime Minister again, under any circumstances.

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference earlier today, JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath said Sirisena’s brain should be checked if he refused to accept the second no-confidence motion.

As the JVP Parliamentarian predicted, Sirisena has now reneged on his promises, bringing the political crisis back to square one.

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