19 September, 2020

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Sirisena’s Seven-Day Timeline To Resolve Crisis Now Over: Calls For Urgent Meeting With SLFP And SLPP MPs Tonight To Discuss Future Action

President Maithripala Sirisena has convened a meeting with all Parliamentarians of the SLFP and the SLPP as he ends the seventh day after the SLFP convention in Colombo, where the President promised to resolve the current political crisis in a week.

Sirisena

Addressing an SLFP convention at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last week, President Sirisena promised to resolve the political crisis in seven days and asked the public to place trust in his words. However, no meaningful action has been taken by the President thus far, to resolve the current gridlock.

The meeting with SLFP and SLPP MPs comes amid reports that President Sirisena is planning to hold a referendum on a General Election if the Supreme Court gives a ruling against his gazette to dissolve Parliament.

Sources close to Sirisena said the meeting with SLFP and SLPP MPs was called to make a final decision on President Sirisena’s future course of action, after the Supreme Court ruling.

Informed political sources added that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the dissolution of Parliament would come on Wednesday or Thursday. The Supreme Court, on Friday, extended the interim order on the dissolution of Parliament until the ruling of the case.

Sirisena held a special meeting with Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya yesterday at his official residence. Although the details of this meeting were not revealed to third parties, it is assumed that the meeting centred around the President’s “future options”. Meanwhile, several UPFA Parliamentarians told the media that the President would make a request to the Chief Justice, through the Attorney General, to deliver the verdict of the case on the dissolution of Parliament, without delay.

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    This is so surreal. This son of a gun is planning to hold a referendum to seek the endorsement of the people when an overwhelming majority of them have already made up their minds that he is totally mad and should be removed from the scene before he plunges the country into the abyss.

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      If he is really interested in an referendum then he should have a referendum to abolish the Presidency as promised during the election.

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      How do you plunge the countr in to a abyss by requesting to hold a general election, it is the minority that does fear the results that are against elections, so scared.

    • 1
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      This mentally estranged uneducated scum with no knowledge of matters of state and governance will drag with unending inconclusive meetings – all fart and no sh..! People arise – let us boot out the two Ms who have caused untold misery and suffering due to their individual power and money greed. MR did a deal in an illegitimate setup and pocketed millions of $$$ He is less than a pickpocket, a hardened robber .

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      Sirisena,

      There are rumors that your balls fully dissolved when the parliament was unconstitutionally dissolved? Can you give support to the above statement by visiting a medical doctor and getting a medical certificate By the way, get a mentally fit certificate as well, There are rumors, that you are insane as well, and in fact there is a lawsuit to that effect.

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    Comment by Dr Ajith….
    The crux of issues of political failure of UNP’s that Ranil Wicak and his party is not that “cheating” of some or other . It is political failure of that broken promised by all parties undertaken NOT that the delivered to the looked after the People’s need and their aspirations of 2015 January 8th which is including team-work that failure of MS, RW, CBK and JVP’s.
    In fact of truth that remain, it was team -work by misled millions votes that mismanaging head of govt. by key accountability lay on Ranil Wicks of UNP one and only leader>of last 25 years.

    It is not reasonable that You cannot blame only to the President of MS as cheater of that.
    The word of has that taken into account that collectivities meaning of accountability also that nexus to team work of bunch of culprits led by UNP’s
    The particular January 8th 2015 mandate as whole is more or less cheating by bunch of UNP political rouges .
    They upside down previous norms of democracy governances by heap of crime of that committed that large scale corrupted involvement has covered up by Mega Mass Media of International monopolies and Times Group of local mouth piece of newspapers.
    .

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      Dear Dr, please learn some English before you try to defend your argument….

  • 6
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    How can he hold a referendum with no parliament to sanction the expenditure

    We are now sick of his show majority on Monday and drag to Friday and so on
    This time irrespective of party politics we must fight together to restore democracy and no lunatics and antics if the nature experienced now will ever be repeated on this land

    We pray to God that a situation will arise where the president if he had faltered can be impeached stripped of civic rights together with all those who aided and abetted and jailed as a deterrent for future aspirants

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    The team work promised by the 4 leaders never .materialised,the 100 day programme was a farce! All I can say is we the voters were duped once again!

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    How can he plunge the country in to an abyss by wanting a referendum to seek the people’s views on having and election, he is doing the correct thing, it is people like you who are scared who think he is mad don’t want in fear of losing.

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      The parliament legally has 18 months to go. Why is this buffoon so keen on a parliamentary election ?. If at all we should have a Presidential election so that Sirisena will have to answer for the chaos he created.

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    Asking the Supreme Court to hurry up with their Verdict is also Impeachable!
    He is no longer the Janadhipathi; He has taken another Avatar–Ekadhipathi!
    What is pertinent about Sirisena is that he is Impertinent. .

  • 7
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    Sri Lankans need to ask themselves, is this the type of Head of State we need for the 21st century for the so called “Asia’s longest democracy”. It appears that he is lost I the wilderness and has become wacky & dangerous. Do something democratically before more damage is done.

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    Sri Lankans need to ask themselves, is this the type of Head of State we need for the 21st century for the so called “Asia’s longest democracy”. It appears that he is lost I the wilderness and has become wacky & dangerous. Do something democratically before more damage is done.

  • 0
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    Its time the masses should rise up against the President and request him to resign or declare a Presidential election. President is a lunatic and cannot be trusted. He is a LIAR.

  • 2
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    UPFA, SLFP & SLPP should get together and have a SELF EXAMINATION of their behaviour for the last 13 years on how much harm they have caused to the Country—- How many millions pilfered and wasted?
    —How many innocent lives sacrificed?
    — How they controlled the SC Judges?
    —How the minorities suppressed?
    Please turn over to CLEAN Uncorrupted lives and save MOTHER LANKA

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    This situation is due to the PM and President being of different parties. This happened in 2002 and then again in 2015. It does not work.

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