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Situation Report: Desperate Sirisena Contemplates Illegal Dissolution Of Parliament As Numbers Game Collapses

Running out of options President Maithripala Sirisena is getting ready to push Sri Lanka to the brink of lawlessness by dissolving Parliament unconstitutionally on Wednesday night Colombo Telegraph learns. If not on Wednesday night, President Sirisena is contemplating dissolution on Thursday the sources claimed.

On Wednesday afternoon Sirisena met with a group of lawyers to discuss his options as political party after political party declined his requests to join the Rajapaksa Government or at least abstain on a Parliament vote of no confidence against Rajapaksa. Some reports also said he had summoned Chief Justice Nalin Perera to discuss the constitutionality of the move. It was not confirmed if Chief Justice answered the summons. The President can refer questions to the Supreme Court on constitutional matters but officially and not by summoning supreme Court justices legal sources told Colombo Telegraph. Sirisena’s lawyers are arguing that while Section 70 of the Constitution (amended by 19th Amendment) explicitly states that Parliament cannot be dissolved by the President until it has completed 4.5 years of its term unless a resolution is moved by a two thirds majority in parliament requesting dissolution that provision is superceded by Article 33 (2) which outlines President’s general functions, including to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament.

Heavy movement was visible at President’s House late evening sources said with senior bureaucrats being summoned for urgent talks. Another option being discussed is a referendum of the people to determine if his actions to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM were legal.

An increasingly desperate President Maithripala Sirisena had taken over negotiations to build a majority for his illegally appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns, meeting several Party leaders over the past few days to convince them to support the new Government.

On Wednesday November 7 which was the day Sirisena promised Speaker Karu Jayasuriya he would convene Parliament, before he issued a gazette declaring November 14 as the day, the President met with the Tamil Progressive Alliance led by UNFGG MP Mano Ganesan and the main opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Both parties declined his request to abstain from voting. And also told the President that his actions were unconstitutional and illegal. President Sirisena was also informed that the Tamil people of Sri Lanka had voted in 2010 and in 2015 even supporting the former Army Commander who prosecuted the war against the LTTE in 2010 just to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa as president. The Tamil representatives told the President that their people would never support their neutrality in the face of a real threat of Rajapaksa becoming Prime Minister. After SLMC Leader and ACMC Leader Rauff Hakeem and Rishard Bathiudeen have also declined support when invited for talks with President Sirisena over the weekend.

President Sirisena’s body language was bad during the meetings and he looked increasingly worried sources said adding that this might drive him to take desperate and willfully unconstitutional measures in order to break the deadlock and justify his actions on October 26.

This was in the aftermath of a major dressing down by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a meeting with UPFA MPs on Tuesday evening. Rajapaksa blamed S.B. Dissanayake for pushing him into the position without having the requisite numbers to defeat the country’s legal Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament. The Rajapaksas are showing signs of bowing out of negotiations to win MPs for a parliamentary majority Colombo Telegraph learns leaving President Sirisena and his agents to continue with this task.

A relative of UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra was also called about a cabinet posting by an agent of President Sirisena who also threatened to ruin her career.

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  • 19
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    It must be a carefully orchestrated drama by Sirisena to humiliate the Rajapaksas ? Very sad…..

    • 30
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      While Mahinda bent down before Maithri to gain power and now struggling to retain power, I am so surprised to see Sampanthan, Mano and Hakeem have the guts to refuse Maithri point blank.
      This is the best time for them to make their demands. But they have refused to budge!
      Even if Sampanthan makes a request for a Federal Constitution, Mahinda and Maithri will accede to it without a blink, at this point.
      But Sampanthan is not ready to sell his soul like that. I envy his guts to reject both Mahinda and Maithri and stand by Parliamentary democracy which is a hard slap to Mahinda, who had all the chances in the world to follow a legitimate path with the full support of all ethnicities to come back to power.
      OMG, I feel shocked at what I am seeing. What a turn of events!
      Minority party leaders are winning local and international recognition while our Sinhalese leaders are stooping to the lowest of the lowest violating all legitimate institutional norms that uphold democracy and rule of law.
      Maithri cannot dissolve the Parliament illegally when the SC has already recognized 19A as the decisive factor in the Constitution making all other provisions second to it.
      Though I’m not bothered about the influence of individual countries, if Maithri dissolved the Parliament against law, the international organizations where we are founding members will take stern action against SriLanka. They have done that to other countries against dictatorial leadership.
      Maithri has nothing to lose while Mahinda has lot to lose.
      It is still not late for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to come back to decent, legitimate politics.
      I am sad to the extreme point to see the leader whom I loved very much, being under obligation to his own back-stabber, Maithri like this.

      • 8
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        There is a way out – MR as a true patriotic should resign from the
        post of fake Prime Minister and gain the voters hearts as a S B
        leader – The Religious leaders too will appreciate such an act.

        The alternative is what a President claimed on a platform – he will
        see to it that the Country is set on fire before he leaves!

        What do citizens do now except Pray……..

        • 3
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          Just out of curiosity ………. in this photograph here Mahinda and Sirisena looks pink in color …… is the photograph photo-shopped ……. or are they wearing a paste on their faces like in Japanese Kabuki theatre? Males wearing makeup and doing/acting all the female parts?


          Are they secretly trying to send out the message they themselves are ……… “butterflies?”

          Things get curiouser and curiouser ……..

          • 0
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            nimal fernando
            :D :D :D I don’t think they are wearing make up. :D :D :D MR looks good and very much younger to his age. He was born on November 18, that means, Sun should be in Scorpio in his horoscope, according to Western Astrology. May be Sun is in the 3rd House, I don’t know for sure. Those people are naturally look much younger than their age.

      • 3
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        I strongly believe that Sirisena is only acting to deceive Mahinda.
        He only wanted to humiliate Mahinda by dragging him into an unnecessary crisis at a time the latter was at the peak of his popularity.
        I am glad to hear Kumara Welgama’s decision to stand by his principles and be independent (in the Opposition) while voting in favour of Mahinda, as and when the need arises.
        We need more principled people like Welgama who is not swayed by pressure, positions, perks or benefits.

        • 1
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          Champa
          So your king has been deceived. First time it was Egg Hoppers, this time was it Cashew nuts from Sri Lankan. Blinded by the hunger for power and money.

      • 11
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        “I am so surprised to see Sampanthan, Mano and Hakeem have the guts to refuse Maithri point blank”
        .
        It is not about who has the guts, now it is about choice between democracy and non-democracy. I am sure MS was not politically matured enough to predict that cunning RW would transform his sacking into a crisis of choice between democracy and non-democracy with a loophole that MS obviously overlooked, trying to take decision like a corporate CEO

        • 1
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          F.
          RW is an ultimate opportunist like TRUMP; not a democrat by any means. He has mastered the art of politics to rule by hook or by crook.

          • 0
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            Sarrij
            Not anymore. Look who has outsmarted Ranil? Maithri! And that is also for personal reasons and for him being a butterfly and fluttering erratically! Look at that. :D :D

      • 6
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        Very well thought comment, eapecially on Sampanthan, on SB Dissanayake’s false rope to Mairhri and the unholy friendship
        of Mahdinda with Maithri…. all said beautifully!

      • 2
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        Champa,

        “Maithri has nothing to lose while Mahinda has lot to lose.”

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Mahinda-Rajapaksa-and-Maithripala-Sirisena-05112018.jpg

        Yes. Look at the picture. Maitri is smiling, and Mahinda is not smiling.

        Mahinda became a sucker, courtesy S B Dissanayake.

        Maitri is smiling, and Mahinda, not smiling.

      • 4
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        Champa, “I am so surprised to see Sampanthan, Mano and Hakeem have the guts to refuse Maithri point blank.
        This is the best time for them to make their demands. But they have refused to budge!”

        No ethical decent politician from the majority or minority will stand by a government that tries to make a Rajapaksa Prime Minister while the whole Rajapaksa family is under investigation for several crimes and have several ongoing cases against them.

        No one will ever stand by the family responsible for the white vans, killing of journalists, extortion rackets, intimidation, rape, torture, plundering of state resources and the selling of the state to the Chines.

        Only criminals who want to protect themselves while destroying our country want the Rajapaksas back…

      • 5
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        Dear Champa,
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        Thanks for being so honest.
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        A much less important point: I vindicates the point I’ve been making for months – that you’re your own man.

        • 0
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          Dear Sinhala_Man
          Yep. I am my own man.
          But honestly, it kills me to see MR in this position.
          I wish I could do something in his favour. I did try actually.
          But when I went away for 3 days and come back things have taken an ugly turn.
          So I thought of maintaining an apolitical position.

      • 2
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        champa
        “But Sampanthan is not ready to sell his soul like that. “

        Nothing to do with his soul.he knows that any promises given now will not be worth 2 cents even in the future.

      • 1
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        Champa, there is nothing called majority and minority when we proclaim our nationality as ‘Sri Lankan’. You racists should think about this once in a while before typing idiotic comments.

        • 0
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          Bingo
          I used the word “minority” because TNA only represents Tamils who are a minority in Sri Lanka.
          It is not my doing. And the label racist should apply to them not to me.

      • 0
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        You talk so much of “parliamentary democracy”, if the parliament votes for a federal solution, folks like you will start throwing a tantrum. And will do anything and everything to destroy the democratic verdict. So why pretend like you give a damn about democracy Champa?

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          Prashan
          Of course, I am dead against a Federal Constitution which is a demand of a minority party, TNA, which secured only 337,877 votes which is a mere 2.73% of the total votes cast!!!!
          Do you think ignoring 97.27% to appease 2.73% is democracy??????

    • 7
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      Steven Farr, Take to Fiction Writing, – You’ll do well!

    • 4
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      President Maithripala Sirisena,

      The emperor has no clothes, naked, and President Sirisena, does not have the votes and naked, because he, along with Mahinda Rajapaksa, believed SB Dissanayake, who wanted Chandrika Bandaranaike, to be naked.

      You stabbed Mahinda in the back, and now you have stabbed him in the front, with the help of SB Dissanayake You made the mistake of appointing S. B. Dissanayake as an elected MP, when the people rejected him

      Why not put on some clothes, and admit that you are naked and try to move on, and cooperate with the Parliament and stick to the constitution

      JVP wants 20A approved. Would you support it now?

      • 2
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        President Maithripala Sirisena,

        Hear from the grape-vines, bulath-vines and vettila-vines, that after all that you will not dissolve Parliament Remember, Parliament is not dis-solvable, soluble for another 1 5 years. Only your balls are dis solvable and soluble now.

        A good idea is to dissolve S B Dissanayaka’s balls, for now. Mahinda would like it that too.

    • 3
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      Dear Desperate Sirisena

      RE Situation Report: Desperate Sirisena Contemplates Illegal Dissolution Of Parliament As Numbers Game Collapses

      You are now dissolving your balls Why not castrate yourself, and dissolve your balls in acid, just like the Saudi 15-Man Chainsaw Squad, and dissolve in acid, and throw the acid in the Indian Ocean.

      Modi, Ranil , Mahinda, Karu, SB Dissanayaka and others will have a hard time tracing your dissolved balls

  • 22
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    ..this moron is getting ready to turn the situation from buffoonery to catastrophe.

    • 3
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      Janaka from Matara, Precisely!

    • 3
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      It is very unfortunate that only a microscopic minority of writers and commenters have seen the grave, disastrous consequences to Parliament and to governance that the the Secretary General of that institution has set out to unleash with demoniacal enthusiasm. The mighty ocean starts with a single drop, goes a Tamil saying.

      About Ceylon and now Sri Lanka it may well be said that the Armed Forces and the Police have remained neutral and independent, thereby avoiding the footfall of the jackboot. But for how long? Stretched taut to snapping point, a razor placed at that point can set the country topsy-turvy. We have to think of the Sanskrit saying – “Vinasha kala vibareetha buddhi’ – In destructive times insanity steps in”.

      Recent history in Egypt showed in this decade that the neutrality of the military helped the people’s movement oust President Mubarak. When the new President stretched the tolerance of the military too far, democracy broke.

  • 8
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    None can escape from retributed justice!

  • 32
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    Illegal dissolution of Parliament ? There is going to be a blood bath in the country if this lunatic is not sent back to the paddy fields.

  • 8
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    Rumor has it in many closed groups in fbs the following,

    plan C to hold local elections and if fails, plan D abolish parliament and go for general elections, plan E approach The Armed force to declare dictatorship through Marshall Law.

    • 7
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      Confused Citizen
      I don’t think the UN will allow them to go that far.
      They will be stopped at Plan B.
      Besides, they cannot dissolve the Parliament or abolish the Presidency without 2/3 majority. I don’t think the UNP will cooperate with Mahinda or Maithri after all they have done to them.
      There is a simple way to solve this by getting a Vote in the Parliament.
      Mahinda’s appointment is not recognized by any country or any international organization so far which is an insult to a leader who had the majority support of the country..
      He will be recognized only if he goes through the legitimate channels.
      OMG, It is unbelievable to see how Sirisena has ruined a large than life leader in just one night.

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        “OMG, It is unbelievable to see how Sirisena has ruined a large than life leader in just one night”
        .
        He fell into the same well, but this time in broad daylight. Guess MY3 might have discussed of Sajith and Karu’s prior refusal

      • 6
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        Champa,

        I agree with most of what you are saying ……… but Mahinda is as responsible for this fiasco as much as Sirisena …….. there is no such thing as one hand clapping.

        Mahinda is a grown man who is responsible for his own actions.

        It’s a well orchestrated coup that went fut ………. they counted on the Muslim parties to cross over once Mahinda was appointed ……. but to their credit the Muslim parties stayed put.

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          Dear Nimal Fernando,
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          Grown men? Mahinda, Ranil and My3 are roughly my age. Our generation has ruined Sri Lanka. I claim that I have personally contributed little.
          .
          Focus now only on the need to kick out the three cheats. Start thinking of the replacement leader. Educate the electorate on issues involved. Don’t give undue importance to speakers of English. Noblesse oblige. Speakers of Sinhalese (and Tamil) outnumber us, and it’s they who are hopelessly stuck here.
          .
          Don’t blame them; show compassion for their ignorance.

          • 1
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            I am telling you Mr Sinhala Man, had President been made that dissmissal in compliance with the constitution, nothing would have reached to this levels.

            Whoever whatever being said and done for their total ignorance, we know what is written in those paragraphs right. Any Alevel student can comprehened it easily. The main focus of bringing that 19th Amendment cancelling 18th Amendament was to dilute the powers of executive presidency and empowering the parliament.
            Very same man, who took the lead to do the job, reacted not holding any of changes made in 2015.

            You dont necessarily be a lawyer to get it Mr Sinhala Man, just read it by yourself . There you will see, what they have done in terms of new appointment is against the constitution.

            With senior very senior lawyers being against President s move, there are dozens of others that interpret it not considering the facts.

            They mix it up with the situation in 2015. There 19th Amendment was not effective. Latter is held out of interest why ?

            And President cant dissolve parliament until Feb 2020 going by constitution.
            So the rumours can mislead the folks painting the picture in favour of FAKE prime minister.

    • 11
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      You forgot Plan F – to go six feet underground, for the good of all
      mankind!

  • 4
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    Ranil’s 19 amendment is a constitutional coup where he transferred president’s power to himself surreptitiously. He tried to do to SL constigution the same thing he did to UNP constitution.

    • 7
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      Sach,
      It is not Ranil’s 19th amendment. It was President Sirisena’s 19th amendment. He shoud have gone further to completely remove executive presidency. It is undoubtedly proved by both Mahina and Sirisena became dictators ignoring the rule of law and justice, and ignoring the people and country. I think the Prime Minister Ranil should immediately ask for Indian help to avoid a bloodbath planned by both Sirisena and Mahinda. Both Mahinda and Sirisena desparately hunger of power and thirsty of blood of innocent people. If you look at the history of Srilanka since 1948, every 5 or 10 years bloodbath happens in this land and thousands of innocents life are taken unlawfully. Somebody need to protect this land from these power greedy monsters.

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        Ajith
        Yeah, the 19th Amendment was passed by 2/3 majority with the full support of the UPFA.

      • 3
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        Ajith I know you.I know how loud you are crying here. CID should investigate you. If not they know that you are a Dollar kaakka.

        • 3
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          JD,
          I know you. You don’t like the people. You don’t like the country. You don’t like law & order. You want Srilanka to isolated from rest of the civilised world. You run a death squad for your bosses. Face the people and respect the civilisation. We don’t need whitevan abduction in our streets. Ask CID to find the Lasantha murders.

      • 0
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        The Supreme court recommended that Ranil should have gone to a referendum if he wanted to transfer president’s power to him. He did not want to go and agreed to remove the clauses highlighted by the supreme court. But at the final hours of the committee stage the cunning bast*rd inserted the clause which scrapped president’s power to dissolve the parliament. So the general public was deprived of an opportunity to contest it in supreme court and vote for/against in a referendum. So dictator Ranil scrupulously changed the constitution of SL just like he did to UNP constitution. No democracy warriors and including Norwegian fund getters who ask for ‘moral intervention’ in SL write about it.

    • 5
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      Such,

      You just have proved that your have warped mindset! You are indeed a pathetic imbecile.

      • 0
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        No one becomes an imbecile for disagreeing with you. Only idiots who have warped mindset like you call others ‘imbeciles’ because they have inferior mental capacity to think and argue.

    • 7
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      Hey Sach, the pencil pusher,

      refer my comments to you three years back what I was hinting and correlate to current situation. If you align to china, uncle SAM and My hindhi brothers will kick your back and if you damn align to India, chinese xingpin will pinch your people. Because of your ingrained racism brought by JR/Dudely/Banda will sure fire hell in coming days. Brace for yourself. Only wise predicts what is to happen. The day china offered its help in war, stupid sinhalese never realized what it will be upto. So does stupid indian political folks. And So does dead idiots in LTTE and your war criminals

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        Mani

        Why doesn’t the Sabarimala Temple administration let women enter the temple premises?

      • 0
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        Who is a pencil pusher? Is that something Jayalalitha did with Sasikala? You TN idiots seem to have strange habits

        I have seen uneducated TN folks talking about SL issue and geopolitics which is beyond their comprehension in broken english. That is not a good source for education. No one kicked us. In fact India got kicked by themselves. The so called Indian ally RW gave away the hambanthota to china. And idiot now your Hindian bros beg us to get that from us. Do you know what MR talked about when he went to India? He MADE a deal. And do you see how your Hindiann bros are dead silent on SL now?

        War criminals and racists are Tamil culture system. Tamils are born fascists. Fascists are people who are given a lesson from others like Nazis. That is what you fascists learnt in Mullav’kkal if you still did not learn we can make way for you learn in Hindi.
        And kid, geopolitics is beyond your comprehension. It is not easy as cleaning toilets as a kid and getting money for an education.

  • 8
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    It seems that his excellency has lost it right royally and has ruined his political survival and future. I am not surprised if he stoops to the lowest levels possible and have intercourse with the constitution. One this is clear. We have to get rid of this entire bunch.

  • 6
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    Our very own mad king! #GameOfThrones

  • 7
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    This is what happens when “ Ballage wede buruwa karanda giyama” . Who is the idiot who got this gramasevaka to become the president, he should get all the blame for the mess this GS is creating

  • 1
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    The UPFA says they will not allow the majority party to take control of government and The President will be the only one who will make a speach on14/11/2008 and they will go for the pending local government election and the present government appointed by President will rule and majority numbers will not be recognized.

  • 10
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    This “Awalama” once reportedly said “Mama Yanawanam yanne gini thiyagenai” at a cabinet meeting. He is exactly doing that. 62.5 Million people who voted for this “Sewalaya” is cursing now. 5.8 Million people who voted against him also cursing this “Suththara Puncha” Now “Gay” society also against this “Impotent” president. If he dissolve the parliament that will be his end as well as Rajapaksha’s end. Rajapaksha would have a chance to come to power if he waited for the right time. Now even middle and upper class SLFP’s may have realized Rapaksha’s greediness for the power and his involvement in constitutional coup with that “Sewalaya”. UNP got Oxygen that they desperately needed for the future election.

  • 4
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    The President has gone outside tge fold of the constitution and done this blunder which has dimmed his chances of being re elected. This is political suicide , he could have done this very democratically thru the parliament.

  • 1
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    Someone make predictions has most come correct, made past prediction there might come civil war in Sri Lanka some time one year go.

  • 9
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    Clearly, the short-term winner is RW, loser is MS forever.
    .
    MR is only a victim which he will use to best of his advantage in the future

  • 8
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    As a prelude to General Election MR being the care taker PM although illegal, will reduce the price of fuel at a time the world prices are going up. He will also bring the prices of essential food stuff and price of rice and flour down. This will influence the tracel fares to come down too. The public will have the best Christmas and the best Sinhala/Tamil New year ever, in their living memory. His political meetings in the run up to the GE, will draw the biggest crowds. This time around he will not allow a free and fair PE as he did in 2015 Jan where, after he rigged many an election and in the end kept the Com of Election under house arrest to announce the desired result, with oozing confidence allowed a free and fair PE and lost with over 5000,000 votes. This time around he will not allow the people to fool him but he will fool all the people with a comfortable win. Once MR consolidates his power, he will get the people to pay back what he advanced to reduce the prices, to win their votes.

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      Not an impossible scenario.
      .
      It’s up to us to prevent all this.
      .
      To start with, how will he tackle first the speaker, then those three stubborn Elections Commissioners. He may find even Nalin Abeysekera a tough nut. As for Prof. Keegan Hoole, well, Colombo Telegraph readers know him well enough.

  • 6
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    Appaya’s stupid decision has been a flop and a disaster for the country and its economy. This is the first time I have seen a PM appointed and not congratulated by a single country even after a week. Aid as well as loans have been on hold. As it is SL Police does not know whether its coming or going.

    There is only one person to be blamed for all this and that is the Appaya. He should step down without destroying the country.

  • 3
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    What I say prorogue the parliament for sux months. Postpone the elections indefinitely. In some countries DOLLAR KAAKKAS are banned. do that, rearrange the parliament. President and new prime minister can do that. Dollar kaakkas are upset their investment failed.

  • 4
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    Anyone with with a little intellect would interpret correctly that Article 33(2) cannot supersede 19A, for the former only outlines the ‘functions’ of the President. Whereas, 19A defines the context within which the President discharges his functional responsibilities with regard to the dissolution of the parliament. Therefore, 19A takes precedence over 33(2).

  • 3
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    It’s high time to move out your hard earned money as soon as possible.
    No more honey, kasippu era begins.

  • 6
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    The Old King said Parliament will be recovered on 5th. Now it is said Parliament will be reconvened only on 14th and then immediately closed for another 14 days.

    Now the Old King is saying that parliament will not be dissolved. That means there is some master plan behind this denial.

    Sinhala Modaya voters never will understand any of these.

    It is further said on 5th, Karu had written a letter to embassies to distract their attention and keeping shut down.

    Unless UN Peacekeepers comes, they will conduct the election and make another act far worse than 18A. Then they will tell to the Modaya voters that an international newspaper has rated Lankawe democracy as number one in the World.

  • 3
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    Donald Trump has said of the mid term election that it has been an extremely successful election even though his party has lost the majority in congress. I think Sira also has to console himself by saying the same thing after the next election whenever that may take place. Probably immediately after conceding his place to Ranil and MR driven out of his position either by parliament or court.

  • 6
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    Para Grama sevaka,get lost to your paddy field.You are a para balla

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    No party has a majority to form a govt. unless there’s a prop to avoid collapse., UNP the leading has 105, well below 113 required to stand on it alone.

    So what’s this silly argument that they have a mandate?

    RW got the president to make 19th amendment to make himself (president) handicapped & started joyful life with buddies, looting the CB 1st, & little by little overshadowing the president.

    President must have understood his folly now but confident that still there’s a way to contain the situation.

    Politicians come & go but there must be a country for our next generation so the best option available for us is to go for a new mandate.

    President, it’s your duty to dissolve parliament & call for fresh election, don’t be afraid of anything or anybody.

    People say necessity has no law.

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      Real revolutionist,
      What an idiotic statement : “No party has a majority to form a govt. unless there’s a prop to avoid collapse., UNP the leading has 105, well below 113 required to stand on it alone.”
      How did they run a government then for 3 years? The minority parties will never support your fake PM.
      The UNP already has a mandate . There is no need for another until 2020.
      If you want a racist dictator, say so openly.

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        Raman

        Answer this question

        Your sister/daughter marries a gentleman with perfect character with all the blessings of family & the circle.

        3 months later an unfortunate thing happened, you find that this perfect sister’s/daughter’s hub indulge in adultery due to known/unknown reasons without doubt.

        What’s your position now? letting your sister/daughter live in that marriage of force to divorce?

        That’s the political situation of the country now.

        Perfect man indulged in the adultery of bond scam & doesn’t he deserve the divorce now>

        See how cunning this man was to dismantle his superiors power to avoid early
        divorce. (19th amendment).

        Support fresh mandate concept notwithstanding the constitutional barricades (deceptive 19th amendment)to rescue people.

        Don’t vote for racist dictator

        Compel Tamil/Muslim politicians to involve in national politics rather than being confined to their kith & kin.
        Thank you.

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        How did they run a govt. for 3 years?

        President’s men were behind them but no more.

        Now the prop suppliers are there; JVP, TNA etc.

  • 1
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    If Maithripala Sirisena can become aJRJ and remove some of the unwanted and corrupt PArliamentarians, Maithripala can win easily. Forget all these exaggerations because of Propaganda money.

  • 3
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    Hon. PM Imran Khan speech in China.
    Poor countries don’t lack resources, the main issue is the gap of poor and rich, created by the elite ruling class and the main reason why poor countries are poor is money laundering (taking the country’s rightful money out) “thus forcing the country to go into debts.

    He says no nation has even done what China has, China has taken 700 million out of poverty and has approximately 30 million left which they to hope to end soon.

    Imran Khan’s main objectives are, to strengthen state Institution and eliminate poverty.

    I too strongly believe our main issue is money laundering.

    Pitting one race against another, the often played game must end, like Eran Wickramaratne most rightly said in his live social media, Politicians will never CHANGE, The people should unite together to do so.

    But we need a true leader who will sincerely unite all races and religions, definitely not jokers like Assad Sally, we had enough of him.

    Will Hon. Eran Wickramaratne (I don’t care what kind of mud they sling on him,I have faith and respect for the man)
    Will you Sir, Hon
    ERAN WICKRAMARATNE, come forward to walk your talk??

    We wait for your answer here in Colombo Telegraph.
    Please do write to the people and invite them, let us form a new unity under You with UNP to build the nation.

    Waiting for your response.

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    One of the new avenues in consideration is New King saying that he will not appoint Ranil as PM again.

    This is a loophole we had brought at the early stages of the coup. Now it would be a possibility. New King fired Ranil. The leader of the country, EP accused PM was involved in several criminal activities. Two things here, PM is fired; because he is involved in crimes. On a bad turn, UNP decided not to contest these two in any court; neither the firing as unconstitutional nor the accusations, criminally involved, are baseless. No Confidence Motion brought to parliament and defeating Old King, in those criminally responsible circumstances of the ex PM, will automatically appoint Ranil back to PM. If UNP go for NCM on Old King, 1) He has to be defeated to get rid of him. 2) New King has to reelect Ranil as the PM new PM. 3). Then he has to be confirmed by parliament vote. Further, even if Ranil is reelected by New King, here JVP may not be willing to confirming Ranil 2nd time. Certainly they will vote to fire Old King. UNP opted not to challenge Old and New King on firing Ranil in court, because it will bring out criminal investigation on them both. This is an action against Ranil’s stand from very beginning that “No Leader, No Commander, So Soldier will be prosecuted”.

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      nope. enough SLFPers will flock to ranil to form Govt.

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    The emperor has no clothes – the entire nation sees MS as the biggest joker in the history of politics!

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    The person behind the murder plot has some sense.

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    Does anybody knows why Manusha Nanayakkara arrested in Singapore?

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    Must say Sri Lanka has well and truly cemented her place as a banana republic and a failed state!

    All this could be a blessing in disguise though, if the end result is the termination of the political careers of MS, MR, RW and their cronies!

    However, Sri Lankans may be too corrupt and/or unintelligent to make that happen.

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