22 January, 2020

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Situation Report: Speaker Faces Mutiny From Parliamentary Staff Siding With Sirisena

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya is getting flack from democratic minded Sri Lankans all over the country for failing to act to end an ever deepening political crisis caused by President Maithripala Sirisena‘s illegal sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that the third citizen of the nation and head of the country’s legislature is facing a major mutiny by Parliament staff led by Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake.

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Dassanayake is reportedly leading his staff to openly flout directives from Speaker Jayasuriya constantly using the refrain that he was bound as a public servant “to follow the directives issued by the Presidential Gazette”.

The resistance has also prevented the Speaker from moving to reconvene Parliament in defiance of the President’s illegal prorogation of the House despite mounting calls for him to do so, since SG Dassanayake and the staff have made it abundantly clear they will not cooperate.

On Monday (5) when Dinesh Gunewardena stormed into the Parliament complex with a group of Buddhist monks and decided to “assume office” as Leader of the House highly placed sources Dassanayake opened the doors to the office still legally occupied by Lakshman Kiriella. This was in spite of a specific direction from Speaker Jayasuriya that Gunewardane should not be allowed to do so. When Kiriella called the Speaker later to request him to safeguard the rights and privileges of Parliamentarians, Jayasuriya said he was “powerless” to stop the encroachment and forcible entry. Confidants to the Speaker confirmed that he was unable to rein in the bureaucrats in Parliament because Dassanayake was insisting that he was compelled to follow the Government Gazette and was openly flouting the Speaker’s directives in a bid to please President Sirisena and his newly appointed Prime Minister.

At a meeting of Party Representatives last week SG Dassanayake and his staff attended the meeting last Wednesday only as long as representatives of the illegal Government appointed on 26 October were present to submit a list of decisions made at their ‘cabinet’ meeting held that morning to the Speaker. Once Mahinda Samarasinghe, Dinesh Gunewardena and Nimal Siripala De Silva and Sarath Amunugama handed the memo over and left, Dassanayake and other staff members also walked out of the meeting. Incensed members of Parliament pitched into the Secretary General reminding him that he was an employee of Parliament and did not report to the executive.

Dassanayake has reportedly informed the Speaker that if he chooses to reconvene parliament ahead of the date declared by President Sirisena – which is the wish of over 118 MPs – none of the staff would make necessary arrangements to hold the sittings. In other words staff will refuse to bring in the Mace, record proceedings or conduct any administration work necessary to hold a session.

Meanwhile Sergent at Arms of Parliament Narendra Fernando told the Mawbima newspaper this weekend that officials in Parliament would only abide by the Gazette issued by the President. In a bold statement Fernando also said seating arrangements in Parliament would be made in line with the Gazette notifications – meaning that they would assign the PM’s chair to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the Leader of the House seat to Gunewardena etc – and added that “there would be no need to consult the Speaker on such matters.”

The mutiny by Parliament staff has sparked criticism about public officials being party to intentional violations of the constitution and assisting President Sirisena to execute his coup d’etat.

Director Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law Dr Asanga Welikala took to Twitter on Tuesday to point out that the Secretary General of Parliament and the Serjeant at Arms had fundamentally misunderstood the point that their master was Parliament, and not the executive.

‏”Their mulish insistence on the proverbial gazette could be simply bureaucratic cussedness, or even a figleaf for partisanship. But the Speaker and the majority of MPs have made the position of Parliament clear, which is that it should be recalled to determine the legitimate govt. The duty of parliamentary officials is to serve Parliament, not the executive. If not, they become instruments of the destruction of parliamentary democracy. They should remember that that is very serious misconduct,” Dr Welikala said.

Executive Director of Verite Research Dr Nishan De Mel said that #coupLK bureaucrats need more scrutiny. “In facing off #CoupLK the office of the Speaker @KaruOnline has faced intense scrutiny. @HarshadeSilvaMP has fine tuned that focus to the bureacracy: even Speaker might be constrained by responses of Secretary General to #lka Parliament (?) #CoupBureaucrats need more scrutiny,” Dr De Mel tweeted.

UNP State Minister Harsha De Silva slammed Secretary General Dassanayake in a tweet yesterday claiming the bureaucrat had “Welcomed with glee” MP Dinesh Gunewardane to illegally occupy the Office of the Leader of the House. “Merely there to assist Speaker he is abusing power to overrule decision of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to side with #CoupLK and President Sirisena” De Silva tweeted.

Rumours are swirling that Dassanayake had already met with a sibling of Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss non-cooperation with the Speaker of Parliament and arrangements for when Parliament eventually reconvenes.

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  • 21
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    This is an unacceptable act of the staff who has no authority in the Parliamentary business!
    I demand the Parliament be reconvened IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
    I repeat my comment posted elsewhere a while go.

    • 6
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      Aye! Aye! Sir/Madam/L/B/G/T, we were just waiting for your command.

    • 6
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      Champa, what happened to real Champa did you terminate her/him? There was the talk of a head floating in a river.

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        wannihami
        I am my own master. I am not under obligation to anybody.
        I stand by what is right according to MY OPINION..
        I support Mahinda and JO as long as their action is in par with MY principles. It is never the other way!
        There is no way I change my principles to suit their agenda.

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          Champa – do you agree with what Speaker is trying to do – go against Presidents ruling about the date of reconvening the Parliament ??

          Before we establish democracy we should have a country for us to say — this is my country – Culture of this country has its roots in Buddisum – anybody who is trying to undermine Buddhism should be considered as an enemy of this country

          In my opinion yahapalanaya was trying hard to discredit Buddisum in this country – unfortunately certain rouge elements in the Sasanaya itself provided opportunities for the Gov. to do so

          So I think majority Buddhist in this country should support MR Gov. – because he was sensitive towards the feelings of majority Buddhist.

          Should line up to show Ranil and his Royal cohorts – “Sanhidiyawa” cannot be achieved by hurting the sensitivities of majority to satisfy the minority

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      Champa, you’ve been surprising a lot of us lately! But I commend your stand for what is right.

      Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa illegitimate government is fast turning into a Sinhala Buddhist Terrorist rogue Government. The release of the Buddhist Terrorists behind the Kandy riots was a troubling sign.

      Now The Bodu Bala Sena requesting President Sirisena & newly appointed illegitimate terrorist government to give a presidential pardon for Gnansara Thero & Former MP Duminda Silva who was sentenced to death over a murder is serous. If pardoned this will add to the growing list to justify International intervention. This illegitimate terrorist government is fast becoming a serious threat to stability in the region.

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      Champa:
      What on earth happened to you? I thought you had a statue of the three statues of Rajapaksa’s and was worshiping them calling it the triple gem.

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        Burt
        Basically, it is because of their double standards, GL’s and JO’s misinterpretation of the Constitution in favour of their case, horse trading and MAINLY;
        (1) Mahinda’s turning to TNA to form a government,
        (2) Namal’s twitter message about Mahinda’s decision to release hardcore terrorists, and
        (3) Mahinda’s and Wimal’s hasty decision to plug with Maithri and whitewashing him on stage without a shame.
        All the 3 are a complete U turns of both of them, which is unbelievable.
        The double standard applies to accepting a “D M Jayaratne style” appointment from the same President, something Mahinda/Wimal/JO vehemently condemned in 2015. What is wrong is wrong, whether it happened to DM or Ranil.
        From the very beginning I maintained that Mahinda’s appointment is legal while Ranil’s removal is illegal, unconstitutional and undemocratic.
        In addition, I consider President’s decision to prorogue the Parliament amidst a political turmoil is dictatorial.
        Finally, the country will run by Basil, not by Mahinda.
        Mahinda is only a ‘captive’ of Basil’s and Maithri’s web.

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          Champa – Namal’s twitter message about Mahinda’s decision to release “hardcore terrorists”

          I am not sure of the phrase hardcore terrorist
          but the Tamil prisoners, Tamils lands they are all bargaining chips for the Sinhala politicians

          Sumanthiran – called Namal’s bluff, he challenged Namal to release the Tamil prisoners,

          Now the spineless Viyalendiran who sold his dignity and his constituents to the Rajapaske’s is saying that the President has given assurance that the land belonging to the Tamils will be released.

          why give assurances?

          just do it!

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            Rajash
            Having Rajapaksa as last name doesn’t give any MP to issue messages on releasing Tamil prisoners, which is an undue interference in the judicial process. There are Sinhala and Muslim prisoners too. Is he going to release them all? No, he was referring to Tamil terrorists who are in jail under PTA. Namal tends to refer them as political prisoners (heard him saying in the Parliament recently) wondering me why. Terrorists didn’t engage in politics. They engaged in crimes against humanity. Now I know this was on the card for months to use this issue as a means to gain political advantage which is cheap.
            Many of our army officers are in jail under PTA. I wonder why Namal didn’t remember them before Tamil prisoners. A case of one LRRP sergeant who spent his whole young life fighting against LTTE was heard only after 13 years and was sentenced to death on flimsy second hand evidence while many LTTE terrorists who were in jail were released giving various excuses recently. High ranking Army and Navy officials who risked there lives fighting against terrorists are in prison without bail. I want to ask them how fair is to release hardcore LTTE terrorists just for political gain?
            Even the land issue. There is a process to follow when releasing lands. Removing army camps and relocating them elsewhere involves lot of expenditure. And if they are located in strategic places, removing them is unwise. The government should have offered alternate lands to people in the first place.

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              @ Champa (man or woman or both???

              LTTE never jumped from the sky just in one day .
              When your great-grandfather butchered Tamil there was no LTTE
              When your granfather masscared Tamils there was no LTTE
              When your father killed Tamils there was no LTTE
              ONLY after you buthchered Tamils on August 13 ,1983 LTTE came.
              So what your family and your Sinhalese have done is not human rights concern eh?
              How can your carrot brain analyse with free liquor from Murderpaksae?
              Because the boycott of elecetion Murderpakse came to power.
              Because of the support of Tamils Maithiri Nona came to power.

              Dont you know these two jokers are today licking Tamil MPs for their survival? Dont you feel shame ?

              Wait little soon Chinese will take over this cursed Buddhist land and you all modayas must shut up and follow their orders else their gun will talk .Then your card board army and you will go and hide under bed like LTTE peak days.

              Who cares ? Lets dance for free liquor.

              Jayawewa

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              @ Champa (man or woman or both?)

              Murderpakse like to release all Sinhala thugs from prison to take the streets..police .army and parliment Happy ?
              But releasing Tamil prisoners is irritating eh?

              Let us dance for free liquor.

              Jawawewa

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            Champs is essentially a racist at heart considering the three reasons he has given which he says are “U. turns”.
            He has done that presumably because he is worried about the safety of his investments and welfare of his interests in SL because he fears that Basil may claw a higher kappan on those.
            That is all.

    • 7
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      “Rumours are swirling that Dassanayake had already met with “a sibling” of Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss non-cooperation with the Speaker of Parliament……..”
      What?????? What’s going on here?
      As apparent, our Parliament is under “a guerrilla attack” by Rajapaksa siblings, most probably by the siblings who are NOT the Representatives of the Parliament.
      Is there any rule of law in this country?
      How could Rajapaksa siblings, who are complete outsiders, control the Parliamentary business, undermining Speaker’s authority?
      There is NO GOVERNMENT in the country right now!!!!!!
      I hope all law abiding citizens and legislators can see the danger the country is heading for!!!!
      Rajapaksa siblings have grabbed the power ONLY PARTIALLY as yet. As yet, ok. When they get the full power, anybody can imagine how would they run the country.
      Warning bells are ringing, guys.
      Use your common sense!
      I call upon ALL MPs who respect the Parliamentary democracy to NOT TO ALLOW this arrogant capture of power to continue.
      DEFEAT THIS DICTATORSHIP of “Rajapaksa siblings” BY USING YOUR VOTE INTELLIGENTLY in the Parliament!!! If you take a wrong decision, you will never get another chance to correct it!!
      I most sincerely urge the former President AGAIN! Please resign with dignity.
      I heard you saying at yesterday’s rally that now that you are given “the drum”, you have no alternative other than keep beating it.
      I am telling you, there is no need to do that. You are NOT a “drummer.” You were a Statesmen, a national leader who guided the country for 10 years, and an inspiration to our nation.
      Look at me. I was a die-hard supporter of you for 4 years. But you lost me within just 10 days. You will lose more people.
      Please “return the drum to the drummer” and come back to us!

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        Champa and Others

        What is unfolding before our eyes at this very moment, is the ‘King vs Parliament’ episode of Charles I in England in January 1642. His Majesty the King came into Parliament and took the Speaker’s chair. That was in the Mother of Parliaments. Now
        His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka wants the Speaker himself to submit to his caprice.
        What was the Speaker Lenthall’s reply to the King? “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here”. The speaker proclaimed the primacy of Parliament over the King.
        The King was inclined only to exceed his limits. He fell into the hands of Cromwell, who had him tried and executed. In current times, excesses are met with impeachment and even more when the primacy of the legislature is sought to be violated..

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        Champo,

        are u suffering from Multiple charactor Syndrome ?

        You are so different today, I really don tkow why you changed you rnature ?

        Please dont mislead us that will be a curse.

        We are being misled by an uneducated president who became to power with 6.2 mio of our voters.
        wHY SHOULD we be this much attacked by a man whose behaviour is not different to a mentally ill person in Mulleriyawa.

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        @ London Coolie Champa

        Enjoy the modayas show free.
        Better let China take this cursed buddhist land.
        Chinese never talk only their gun will talk even for Buddhist ayotullahs who are responsible for the whole mess over 60 years.
        Buddhist Ayotullahs love to bless murderers and rapists.
        Cheers

      • 4
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        International community should impose a travel ban on these corrupt and rogue state officials from entering their countries.

        In the process of collecting names and their details to circulate to the US/UK/Australia/Canada/New Zealand/Japan and other EU missions.

        It is high time we, the tax paying public, take necessary action against these public sector officials who are biggest burden to this country !

      • 2
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        “What?????? What’s going on here?”

        The tail is wagging the dog. :)

        • 1
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          Burt

          “The tail is wagging the dog”

          It has been the case since 1956.

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      @Champa London Cooles

      Carrot brain modayas are making this cursed buddhist land as an international laughing stock.
      Who cares let us dance for free liquor.
      Jayaweewa

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      @ London Coolie Champa

      Carrot brain modayas are making this cursed buddhist land as an international laughing stock.
      Soon thugs will enter the Parliment and run the show.
      Since independence this cursed buddhist land has gone like garland at the hand of monkey.
      Who cares?
      Let us dance for free liquor.
      Jayawewa

    • 2
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      Dear Mr.Speaker,

      The Parliamentary staff should be sternly warmed that they are employees, and are not elected representatives of the people, and any mutiny, will be treated as vacating their positions and reigning from their positions.

      • 0
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        Additionally, all the ceilings, if any, should be clear of Kalaveddahs, their urine and other bodily fluids as well as the droppings.

    • 1
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      @Champa ( man or woman or both)

      He He He
      Go and start satyageraha at the door step of SL High Commission in London.

      Jayawewa

  • 9
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    Karu J is a puppet controlled by RW. A public servant has to abide by gazzette notification

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      Sachs
      Are you the arsehole of Malinda to frat like this

      • 0
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        dilhan

        Please change your typho. It should be mahinda not malinda,don’t you think.

      • 1
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        Dilhan

        sach’s head is inside HLD M’s ………………..

    • 0
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      Sach,

      The mean IQ of Sri Lanka is 79, and indeed many do fall below the mean.

      Consider using CRISPR gene editing technology to correct this handicap.

  • 11
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    The Parliament should be reconvened FORTHWITH.
    Nobody should be allowed to held up the Speaker as an object of ridicule!
    I saw some legislators “criticizing” the Speaker for his decision to “accept the previous administration until the majority is proved by one side,” which is the best decision at a time the Parliament is prorogued arbitrarily and dictatorially, without even informing him.
    Some “senior” legislators have gone to the extent demanding Speaker’s statement be withdrawn!!!!!!
    I wish to remind everyone, the Speaker is the highest authority who controls House business.
    In other words, he is the “Referee” in all crucial or other Parliamentary matters whose decision is FINAL. The President or the SC has no power to question or intervene with his decisions. Therefore, when the Parliament meets AGAIN, the Speaker will CALL FOR AN OPEN VOTE, “at his own discretion” to decide which side has the majority. He doesn’t need the approval of the legislators to do so.
    The Parliament is the highest Representative Body (the voice of all citizens – “parle” means “to-speak” in French) which determines the democratic legitimacy of any government based on the majority in the Parliament. It is not “anybody’s private property” to decide how to carry out its business. The Speaker is the Legitimate Decision Maker in the Parliament whose decision is UNCHALLENGED.
    As a citizen, I urge the Speaker to EXERCISE HIS AUTHORITY TO THE FULLEST when the Parliament is reconvened. He should not be deterred by the chaos, but call for a Vote, which is a MUST, and decide which side holds the legitimate government in order to continue its business. If there is any unruly behaviour, he SHOULD NOT HESITATE TO NAME SUCH MEMBERS, who are breaking the rules of conduct of the legislature.
    I wish the Speaker lot of strength!!

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      @ London Coolie Champa.

      If your modayas planning to behave like this can you imagine the situation today in N-E of this cursed land where even girls walked alone in the midnight before 1997?

      This time this cursed Buddhist country is going to see a full blood bath between modays.

      Modayas love thugs,murderers and rapists to run this country you were one of them a week ago shame on you .

      What else you can expect from the decendents of deported criminal Vijaya ( according to comic book Mahavamsa)?

      Jayawewa

  • 3
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    How could Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake, who is a senior official act like this?
    In a crisis situation, the Secretary General of the Parliament is supposed to extend his fullest support to the Speaker. The President has no business in the Parliament other than proroguing and convening the Parliament.
    When the Parliament is reconvened, the Speaker should sack him for insubordination.

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      Champa is absolutely right in demanding that the Speaker should sack that paid officer for insubordination. More reprehensible is for the SG to foment ‘rebellion’.

  • 7
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    Parliamentary Staff? What a joke. They are just functionaries. It is the citizens and their representatives who decide the political fate of the country. These functionaries can play a role, if they want, as citizens with fellow citizens, but not as functionaries per se. Carry out the orders of the speaker or go home, you partisan jerks. It is like the cooks at a wedding function refusing to cook because they don’t like the couple.

  • 9
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    It is now crystal clear that the rajapakse’s have infiltrated, penetrated, and invaded into every fabric of our public administration. They have done their homework well, studied hard and oiled all the sweaty palms well in advance to orchestrate this take over. This break in. They care two hoots for public or international opinion. They cannot lose this do-or-die battle and must win at all costs. They have found a soggy, soiled and soul-less stooge in the president. He is being banged about and will soon be hung out to dry by these cold-blooded ruthless people. They will call out the army next – and all hell will break loose.

  • 3
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    I wonder how much this worthy Dassanayake was paid by the Rajapakses. Is the payment for him or to be shared by those in the Mutiny?
    Strike while the iron is hot! Make hay while the Sun shines!
    If I were to say that the PUBLIC SERVICE in this country has gone to the dogs I would be insulting my Pets!

  • 2
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    this fellows MR and MS want to run a gov. let them show their majority. Now one by one will be leaqving them as they are not going to pay the people who cross over till they win (will not happen) this fellow wasantha went on his last official trip

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    Champa

    It’s not your bloody business champo

    There’s the president to do that.

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      Real Revolutionist
      It is my business and everybody’s business.
      The President is just one man.
      If you have forgotten, he is answerable to 22 million of citizens in this country.

  • 1
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    Wow, Dollar Kakks are really pissed off. Maitripala is the target to get.

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    Champa:
    What on earth happened to you? I thought you had a statue of the three statues of Rajapaksa’s and was worshiping them calling it the triple gem.

  • 0
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    President and PM must get together and turn the Parliament equal to Welikada or Bagambara upside down. what dollar Kakkas say is we need employment. Inflation in Sri lanka is too high. They like super luxury sporty vehicles. Their fasmilies like foreign travels. It is OK farmers and their children get rotten kidneys. givt more fertilizer free.

  • 1
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    These infiltration not only happen in the staff of the parliament but in the Central Bank, Ceylon Electricity Board, GMOA, University Students Unions ,Three wheeler Association, canteen Association ect. That is how all the price reduction came into light in the minutes of change of power. It was from the day one to grab the power back. Now no lost in the petroleum corporation by giving it petrol in reduced price. There are layers of layers of mahinda supporters it is not easy to free any anti mahinda government to free from those elements.

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    We have to give tuition to the new USA Ambassador who met Speaker.
    The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) Article 41 clearly states that diplomats cannot interfere into the internal affairs in the receiving country and such interference is construed as a violation of diplomatic protocol.
    Article 4I – I. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State
    Article 41 – 2. All official business with the receiving State entrusted to the mission by the sending State shall be conducted with or through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the receiving State or such other Ministry as may be agreed.
    These ‘Para Suddas’ are real hypocrites. They preach one thing and do something else like the mother crab walking sideways and asking the baby crabs to walk straight.

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      Is it okay to beg for aid from the ‘para suddas’ ?

  • 2
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    “Mulish insistence on the proverbial gazette,
    Bureaucratic cussedness
    Figleaf for partisanship” are three perfect descriptions by Dr. Asanga Welikala, for the irresponsible stance of the parliamentary staff. Is the staff elected to issue statements against the Speaker?

  • 1
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    How Sarath Fonseka wonthe war was,if any surordinate did not follow the rule as per the exact line, he was fired. So, fire KAru Jayasooriya. Make him history. Anyway, KArujauasooriya says MEdia make my heart rate higher. I can not take that much.

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    This is the game of the Partner in Coup Karu Jayasuriya. He issued a statement claiming the Western Democracies are not accepting the new PM, so the other party had any alternate plan. This provoked a minister to resign and Join back UNP fearing somehow West is going to break Old King’s government sooner. The same notice enabled Matuma Bandara, PA minister to issue notice to PA officials not to follow the illegal orders. Now, it is among Old King, New King, Ranil & Karu, the partners in the coup, to draw plan of how to end the Coup Saga. Their decision is to evade the West, solve it peacefully within them. So Parliament will sit on 14th and Old Royal will allow whoever bound by coup vote for the legal government. Manusha Nanayakara is one example, who took money but will vote for Ranil if voting held. Now they have to have to present this this in acceptable form to people, West and Tamil Parties who stood strong to reverse the coup. They have been proving in EP elections as who the king makers are. Now in the coup too, they are emerging out as the coup braking army. So, Karu is acting this new Drama. Karu who has two bosses, Ranil and Old King, like a woman has two husbands, is struggling to let the world view that both are treated fairly.

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    Parliament employees are not any special privileged employees than any other PA official. Any part of the gazette not directly addressed to them is not intended to them. They follow their office’s, the parliament’s order. That gazette notification is specifically for Speaker and MPs. Parliament employee cannot interpret as it is a notification for them to implement something unusual. President’s authority to provoke the parliament is only to coordinate the parliament, but not rule over the parliament. Parliament has its own decisions to convene and do its business that included even removing the President or prologue it until suitable time. When it decides to prologue President coordinate that action. There is no way when the parliament decides to convene, the employees block the sovereignty of the people not to take its cause. Matuma Bandara has to inform them that they too coming under PA employees’ code and they will be punished for any of their illegal actions. Remember this guy Matuma Bandara is the guy appointed to save Old Royals, pushing out Ponny from Law and Order Ministry. If he had shown an iota of opposition to Old Royals, he never would have got this job. These all guys are planning together and organizing the coup only to save the Old Royals from UNHRC. Sampanthar should do his best and defeat this coup. Otherwise they will defeat Tamils in UNHRC.

  • 1
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    Dinesh Gunewardena is beginning to show his true colors!

  • 2
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    I do sincerely hope that SL is not taken over by Rajapaksa and his clan. We the Sri Lankan’s want Law and order established and dictatator rule eliminated.
    I do want the SL security forces uphold the rule of law and prevent hooligans breaking the rule.

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    If it was Pakistan they would have Hung him…
    BTW, who are those Directors who are issuing orders to Lankawe Public Servants?…
    Do these Directors live in Cinnamon Gardens ?…..Or in East London?…..

  • 1
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    I think most of the presidential candidates in UNP are SAMANALAYAS.

  • 2
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    Follow the constitution and the laws of this nation. We do not want leaders who will be considered illegitimate, and who only took over because of a bloodless coup. Silly and the Maha Raja will be looked upon as the buffoons who seized power by the international community. How about following the rule of law?

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    The undertones in Sri Lanka politics is interesting. Note carefully that at the end of MY3’s talk referring to the group of close confidantes of RW as butterflies, the former made an open appeal to the Speaker of the Parliament in the name of everything possible not to convene the Parliament on the 7th. I knew that MY3 had already made arrangements not to convene the Parliament. I was thinking, would it be military barricades etc. NO. HE found an effective solution. That is the Parliamentary staff would do only anything that they consider as legitimate. Remember, all this came out of the “silredi” case. After that how many officials have told their seniors “I am sorry sir. This is illegal. Even the Cabinet HAS NO LEGAL RIGHT TO APPROVE. Hence I am not going to certify the payment.” Another chap told me that he would not be lucky as UHC Priyantha to certify and escape.

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    Sad to say that Sri Lankans have proved themselves to be so many the things since gaining independence, pretty much all of them negative… where does one start?

    When it comes to the highest offices in the land, they have demonstrated both utter incompetence at management and governance, as well as no desire to build a nation for the citizens. A complete lack of principles and indulging in corrupt practices at every opportunity, sums up the rest of their characters …

    And sadly, the general public have proved themselves to be corrupt,racist ,bigoted and brainless through this entire post independence period as well.

    So it’s a completely hopeless state of affairs for anyone who wishes to live a dignified life in Sri Lanka..

    At the end of the day, you need the good and the intelligent to be in the majority, in order for a nation to progress, so it’s nigh impossible to see that happening in Sri Lanka..

  • 2
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    Appa Sira and Mahinda magodiya have bribed parliament higher staff

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    Dinesh Gunawardane wants his father the crooked Phillip Gunawardane’s name in every corner. He already has a street and a park named after the old crook plus so many statues

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    I ask Karu Jayasuriya to be very careful of Dinesh Gunawardane. Dinesh is a top thief who tried to take the mace and run in the parliament so many times

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      Warsha Andrahennadi
      Your comment made me laugh.
      I don’t know what you will say when you hear that he had forcibly opened the Office of the Leader of the House in the Parliament and assumed duties as another Leader of the House (an overlapping appointment.)
      It looks like JO has got into mischief. :D :D

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    The Rajapaksha “maraya” behind all this thuggery is Basil Rajapaksha. Good lesson for this UNP’rs who allowed this murderer to roam freely for all the financial crimes he committed. When BasilR was in prison, he was dumped in prison hospital and medically released on health grounds. Now where are the hypertension, heart problems, and mental health issues for this THUG! If the UNP cannot control this thug, then drop a few bags of ‘candy’ to the JVP and this criminal will be taken care of.

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    I am of the feeling India cannot sit and wait to see all this happening in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is very important to Indian security. Since Mahinda took office the violence has increased and it has come to the Parliament. Will India walk into Sri Lanka under cover of UN/Commonwealth/US/EU umbrella of protection?

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      Buddhist
      No, there is no reason for any country to interfere with our Parliamentary affairs.
      The Speaker has the power to settle the matter when the Parliament is reconvened.
      You say, “Since Mahinda took office the violence has increased and it has come to the Parliament….”
      No, That IS NOT TRUE. THERE IS NO VIOLENCE. Give me an example. There was a peaceful rally near the Parliament. What are you talking about?

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        Champavathi you need to read news instead of flatly denying things. Please Search in google and read the incidents took place in Rupawahini, Lakehouse, CPC and TTC.

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