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Speakers Call To Reconvene Parliament Intrinsically Constitutional And Must Be Upheld By All Parties

Lawyers for Democracy, in a statement today, said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya‘s take on reconvening Parliament is in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the constitution and must be upheld and respected by all parties.

Speaker Jayasuriya

The full statement issued by Lawyers for Democracy is as follows:

Short Brief on the Present Constitutional Crisis in Sri Lanka-Whether the Speaker can convene Parliament

Since the commencement of the constitutional crisis on 26th October 2018, the Speaker has made several public statements on the need to reconvene Parliament. His most recent statement issued on 5th November reiterates this position. This is not the first time a Speaker of Parliament has made such a decision. In 2003 the then-Speaker, Joseph Michael Perera, came to the same conclusion. We also have a rich history of decisions where the separation of powers is clearly established. In this short brief, Lawyers for Democracy, sets out why the reconvening of Parliament is in accordance with the spirit and the letter of our Constitution, and must be respected and upheld by all parties.

First, the Speaker’s decision accords with the principles of Constitutional interpretation. A Constitution is different to an ordinary statute. It is meant to last generations and unlike ordinary laws, an attempt to amend the Constitution may in some instances require a 2/3rd majority and even a referendum. It sets out the grand purposes and objectives of a country, indicating among others how power is structured, the values and principles that guide State conduct and the means of ensuring the sovereignty of the people. It is now established that constitutional interpretation is fundamentally different to statutory interpretation. Therefore, its overarching purposes, as found in its text, history and structure, are relevant. Thus, it must be read as a whole, in a manner that harmonises its different parts, and in manner that realises its purposes as the constitutive document of a democratic State.

We note that the Preamble of the Constitution speaks of the following principles: representative democracy, freedom, equality, justice, fundamental human rights and independence of the judiciary – all enshrined to ensure a just and free society. Any interpretation must seek to reconcile the text with these purposes.

In the present context, Article 70(1) of the Constitution is relevant and reads as follows: “The President may by Proclamation, summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament”. It is a canon of statutory interpretation that the inclusion of one thing is the exclusion of all others. In this case, it is argued that the inclusion of the President as the agent of prorogation denudes all other agencies, especially Parliament, from having any say in the question of prorogation. We disagree with this type of clause-bound literalism. A Constitution must be interpreted of its purposes, so long as the text can bear such purposes. These are found in its structure, its history and its text.

Second, we note that the Constitution organises the power of the people in a distinct manner. As provided in Article 3 of the Constitution, it is the people, rather than any branch of government, that are sovereign. The powers of government that flow from sovereignty are held in trust and exercised by the different organs of government with Parliament exercising the legislative power of the people, the President and Cabinet the executive power of the people and Parliament through courts and other institutions exercising the judicial power of the people.

As set out in the Constitution, Parliament plays a unique role as the body that holds the executive branch accountable. We allude to a few aspects here:

First, Article 33A provides that the President is responsible to Parliament for due exercise, performance and discharge of his powers, duties and functions under the Constitution and any written law.

Second, Article 42 (2) provides that the Cabinet of Ministers is collectively responsible and answerable to Parliament.

Third, Article 148 clearly provides Parliament full control over public finance.

Fourth, any Member of Parliament may initiate impeachment proceedings against the President in adherence to the steps provided in Article 38(2)

Fifth, Parliament has the sole power post the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to dismiss a government by a motion of no-confidence, a defeat of the Budget, or a defeat of the Statement of Government Policy (Art.48(2)).

The above demonstrates that the Parliament has a unique role in holding the executive arm accountable for its use of the people’s power. As such, any interpretation of the Constitution must seek to protect, rather than prevent, this function. An interpretation of the Constitution that allows the executive to subvert this role, to silence Parliament and prevent it from deliberating on these key issues is one that subverts the sovereignty of the people.

The power to prorogue Parliament is found in Chapter XI of the Constitution titled “Legislature: Procedure and Powers”. It must be read and understood from the perspective of its historical roots. The power to prorogue is a ceremonial power of a Head of State, identical to the ceremonial power that titular heads of State have under Westminster systems. Thus in Sri Lanka’s Independence Constitution, and in the 1972 Constitution, the Governor-General and the President respectively had this same power. In such systems, the power to prorogue can only be exercised on the advice of the Prime Minister with the concurrence of Parliament. The fact that this power is a ceremonial power derived from the Westminster system, and therefore best understood as governed by the conventions of that system, is confirmed by the fact that other executive presidential systems, most notably France and the United States of America, do not give the executive this power.

We note that the power to prorogue entails serious consequences for democracy and the functioning of our system of government. The power to prorogue must not be read in a manner that allows one branch of government to silence another, or to prevent it from carrying out its constitutional function. Prorogation is different to dissolution, since dissolution has an in-built checking mechanism to prevent its abuse – it is immediately followed by a hearing from the people at an election. Prorogation, on the other hand, if the broader textual, historical and structural context is ignored, can be used to subvert the will of the people.

Therefore, we state that Article 70(1) must be read as including an implied requirement that when exercising this power, the President must act in accordance with the will of a majority of the representatives of the people, as conveyed by the Speaker of the House. This has been the convention in Sri Lanka.

We also note that a decision by the Speaker cannot be prevented by any officer. We are deeply disturbed by reports that the Secretary-General of Parliament and his staff have acted beyond powers provided under the Standing Orders and attempted to delay the Speaker’s decision from being implemented. We see this as an extremely serious development which undermines and threatens the Speaker’s office. Parliament is the custodian of our Parliamentary democracy and any attempt to prevent his powers and functions must be considered as a serious affront to Sri Lanka’s democracy.

We believe the present crisis is an attempt by the Executive to actively and deliberately undermine the Constitution of Sri Lanka. Several unconstitutional and illegal acts have followed since the unconstitutional dismissal of Prime Minister Wickramasinghe. Whilst the President has the power to prorogue Parliament, the present instance reeks of mischief where Executive action has deliberately prevented the elected representatives of the people to decide what has been constitutionally mandated. It is the people’s representative who has the power to decide who forms government, not one individual. Sri Lanka now faces an unprecedented constitutional crisis that goes to the heart of our democracy. We urge the Speaker to take immediate steps to reconvene Parliament.

Constitutional Brief signed by

Sunil Jayaratne, Attorney-at-Law

Sudath Nethsinghe Attorney-at-Law

Upul Kumarapperuma Attorney-at-Law

Ravi Jayawardana Attorney-at-Law

Lakshan Dias, Attorney-at-Law

Luxman Jothikumar, Attorney-at-Law

Lal Wijenayaka, Attorney-at-Law

K.S. Ratnavale, Attorney-at-Law

JC Weliamuna President’s Counsel

Upul Jayasuriya Presidents Counsel (Former President of Bar Association)

Geoff Alagaratnam President’s Counsel (Former President of Bar Association)

Issued by Convenors of Lawyers for Democracy

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    At the end of the day, only MTV who. us giving some space for UNP, hiru is not to be seen and TNL gone forever I think.
    This is not nice, TNL should be allowed so even if they are bias people can decide

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      I am sick of this now.
      JO says they are a new government and have a new PM and then prorogued the Parliament.
      As clearly stipulated in the Constitution, they should show the majority in the Parliament to be accepted them as the government.
      A visible majority is a requirement in deciding a government as the new PM was appointed under the moonlight without anybody knowing the majority.
      What Nalin de Silva says is hilarious. A gazette notification is NOT a legally binding document that validates a removal of a sitting PM.
      Excuse me, how many times this same President withdrew gazette notifications for the last 3 years?
      The Speaker is not under obligation to accept the new PM or reject the sitting PM who had the majority by the time the President made an overlapping appointment.
      I am not bothered whether it is Ranil or DM-Jayaratne. What is wrong is wrong and it is a bad precedent.
      In a crisis situation, where there are two Prime Ministers both of whom claim that they have the majority, what is the ONLY WAY TO DETERMINE the real Prime Minister other than checking the visible majority in the Parliament?????
      I don’t care whether it is Mahinda or Ranil who has the majority.
      For the last 10-12 days, I saw from my own eyes, JO’s U turn and double standards. I’ve no regard for them anymore Their betrayal was unbelievable with regard to TNA/Federal Constitution/Prisoners. Mr. former President, you showed me a totally different side of you! I now don’t see any difference between Ranil/Mahinda or UNP/JO.
      I am saying, show the majority!!!! END OF THE STORY.
      People say 2010-2015 was more dictatorial than this.
      In any case, all parties will have to face elections. Let us meet then.

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        Champa,

        Please explain us as to why you change your nature fully to this day. Just study yourself your very first comments in which you louded that the NEW pm position is constitutionl and all is done in compliance with the constitution. Now you to turn back 180 degrees and to write this way is beyond our understanding.
        I thought you would do anything and everything to protect the bums of former culprits.
        Now with entire world turning to RW to support as they can, in order to protect basic Democracy in the country.
        Yesterday it was the day 3 years after our leader who fought for justice, late Rev Sobhitha Thero, third death anniversary, there all those who fought against Rajakashes brutal rule, made it very clear, what they request is nothing else JUSTICE.

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          Justice?

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          Bunjappu
          I think you read me totally wrong.
          I still maintain the fact that Mahinda’s appointment is legal while Ranil’s removal is illegal.
          That is why I am asking both of them to go for a Vote when the Parliament is reconvened and end this crisis.
          I am not against the former President and new PM at all. But I don’t like him following President’s undemocratic, unconstitutional politics.
          I am against President’s dictatorial action to prorogue the Parliament soon after the new appointment.
          According to the President, MR was his third best, not the first. That is the biggest insult MR faced so far in his entire political career.
          Who knows, in a few days, he might find a fourth best and then a fifth best.
          What happened to Ranil could be happened to any future PM.
          What the country wanted was to force Ranil to step down or remove him democratically at an election. An NCM doesn’t work as there is no 2/3.
          What the President did was wrong. It is a bad precedent which should not be allowed to continue.
          President’s politics is toxic and indecent which should not be encouraged.

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        @Champa (man or woman or both?)

        Stop vomiting if you have guts come and stage fast to death campaign outside parliment ,if you die people will celebrate.

        They say no more LTTE then why still scared to return ..you dont have to hide under bed this time .

        Cheers

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      I am telling both the President and the new PM.
      Learn to respect the Parliamentary democracy, the Constitution and above all people’s mandate, no matter who held it at present.
      I urge, especially the former President, don’t stoop to President’s level.
      You have an unblemished 48 years of service in politics.
      I have never heard you captured power in underhand games.
      You were not for dirty tricks or cheap shots.
      You came to power through free and fair elections and was at the peak of your popularity when the President used you to back-stab his own buddy who was instrumental in bringing him to power in January 2015.
      My request to you Mr. former President, either resign with dignity or show the majority in the Parliament immediately and end this crisis PEACEFULLY.
      Mr. former President, you are not “a Sirisena’ to act like this.
      You are an iconic leader in Sri Lanka’s political history.
      You possessed a colourful, unique political career.
      You are the leader who took all challenges head on when eliminating terrorism from Sri Lanka.
      Your charisma is no match to anybody.
      You are a living legend whom the entire country held in high esteem.
      Please don’t act like “a Sirisena,” for god’s sake.
      We have enough of Sirisenas!
      Do the right thing, Mr. former President. What’s big deal?

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        Champa. machang
        It’s clearly now a roll over from your present to past comments.
        What has happened to you?
        Did you miss out on the big money horse trading floor??
        I’m really confused! Who are you , you’re showing some positive signs for a future for democracy in Apah Aanduwe.
        Even the thug Weeraponsa have been given a ministerial post.
        My heart bleeds for Srilanka man!!
        Champa ! Champi! Who are you? Please identify yourself.
        You have a future with us ! Whose hearts are Bleeding profusely.

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          Analyst
          About Wimal, I am 100% sure Wimal was threatened by the President for imprisonment if he doesn’t accept the ministerial post. In 2017, the President tried to break his political party NFF, when he was in prison. Therefore, I have no intention to attack Wimal.

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        @ Champa (man or woman or both)

        Muderpakse will never move even an inch .
        Keep on barking.
        Chinese are coming let them rule this cursed buddhist country.
        Chinese will not show any special treatment for modayas they will open fire if someone challenge .
        Chinese know very weel when IPKF was here not a single modays went against them .
        Cheers

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      MTV is either British or American.

    • 7
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      If Maithripala Sirisena try’s to play any of his Cards as he claims he will end up joining the Rajapaksas in the Hage or worse… last chance for Sirisena to distance himself from the Rajapaksas before he creates the perfect setting for Join International Intervenes.

      This will probably be a first of its kind operation like the one that took out Osama bin Laden.

      We will not stand by a Criminal Prime Minister responsible for the white vans, killers of journalists, killers of rugby players, extortionists, Rapists, robbers of stat funds and traitors of our beloved country.

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        Justice? Bond scam is also criminal?

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    Brown Noses of Ranil’s ; beneficiaries of direct or indirect ill-gotten booty have requested the speaker to recall the parliament. By this time even a child knows only the President of Sri Lanka is authorised to convene or prorogue the parliament. No wonder, that judiciary in Sri Lanka has lost it’s credibility. Where were these Brown noses when CB was robbed or when Mahendran (a foreigner) was appointed to be the governor of CB or when Ministers were exceeding their authority. Bloody humbug…..
    ….

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      Those who do not want the Speaker to convene the Parliament are supportive of a guy who was kicked out of the Parliament and entered through the back door, being the Government Whip to set the pace of the Parliament where other legitimately elected MPs have to follow.

      The cabinet is full of other guys who were kicked out similarly by voters but entered Parliament through the back door and a few of those who jumped from other parties last few days . These are the guys who are going to govern Sri Lanka.

      Is this DEMOCRACY, or is it DE-MOCKERY.

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      where were you when American Citizen was appoined as our defence secretary

  • 7
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    At the end of the day, only MTV who. us giving some space for UNP, hiru is not to be seen and TNL gone forever I think.
    This is not nice, TNL should be allowed so even if they are bias people can decide to

    MTV seems to be getting back to their initial ethical reporting. Well done. Today’s news was very unbiased 8/11/2018

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      MTV has probably realised that the tide is turning.

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    There’s no need of intricate legal interpretations as the president has already announced the convening of parliament on 14th November.

    Just 6 days to go, why can’t they be patient.

    Late President Premadasa did the same for 3 months to let impeachment spirit to decline but nobody cried

    People know the role of parliament in a democratic country but the president has a vested power to prorogue assembling.

    Unfortunately for the govt. of RW, failed to remove prorogating power of the president in 19th amendment; bad luck.

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    M&s will wiped out by MR or Ranil soon…
    Greed has its limits .

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    Telling the Gamarala all these is like playing the violin to a deaf elephant.

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    All MPs and Parties,

    RE: Speakers Call To Reconvene Parliament Intrinsically Constitutional And Must Be Upheld By All Parties

    Yes.

    The parliament is supreme, and the president is not. The Parliament was elected by 100% of the voters, wheres the current president was elected by only 52% of the voters. However, today not even 5 %of the voters will elect him, but 100% will elect the Parliament.

    • 1
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      THE PEOPLE ARE SUPREME….they are sovereign NOT Parliament— although many parliamentarians especially have uttered these lines which are true per the UK’s Westminster model, but NOT per Sri Lanka’s Constitution.
      So……Read the Constitution please! (Article 3) and stop displaying your ignorance.

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        Country First,

        “THE PEOPLE ARE SUPREME….they are sovereign NOT Parliament”

        Yes, the people are supreme, and they elect 100% of the parliament, the elected portion However, it is not practical to seat 20 million people in the parliament, and they are represented collectively, by the members elected by the people Therefore, the parliament, as representatives of the people, is supreme, and the people get an opportunity periodically, to change the members, based on their representations and performance per constitution

        Unfortunately, post of the Parliamentarians believe that they represent themselves, not the people, and therefore trade-able for millions of rupees, dollar or yuans

  • 7
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    In a statement on 05 November (also published in CT), Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker, Parliament of Sri Lanka said ~ “Finally, I wish to state that these events which should not have occurred in a democratic society is an unpleasant phenomenon that took place without the use of arms”.
    .
    Three days later we, theoretically, have two PMs. Farcical?.
    Blood letting looks more than a possibility. This must be avoided at all costs. Even the contentious parliament dissolution must be tried.

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      Finally, I wish to state that these events which should not have occurred in a democratic society is an unpleasant phenomenon that took place without the use of arms”.
      .
      Here the democracy is what the influential minority says and not the majority of the country says. Ranil, Mangala were working for the west. They lost. KAru Jayasooriya is a western agent. That is now new in India or Sri lanka. In the west, blacks, Latinos and LGBTQs are persecuted. But, In Srilanka the word Sinhala-buddihst is racist. We csannot have our culture. That is the Neo- Liberalism, Economy intertwined with Culture and every thing else indiginous, just the way Roman – church destroyed the whole world.

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    Interestingly, Former CJ Sarath Silva however says this – elsewhere in the web:

    “Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva said yesterday the President had been vested with powers to dissolve Parliament under 33 (2) C of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

    He told Daily Mirror that this special provision was incorporated into the Constitution under duties, powers and functions of the President in accordance with the judgment of the Supreme Court.

    He said this special provision says that “in addition to the powers, duties and functions expressly conferred or imposed on, or assigned to the President by the Constitution or other written law, the President shall have the power to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament.

    He said the 19th Amendment brought in by the Ranil Wickremesinghe government in 2002, sought to remove the powers of President to dissolve parliament and make provisions that the President can dissolve Parliament only on the basis of a resolution passed with a simple majority in parliament, but this was challenged in the Supreme Court by several petitioners and the SC gave a ruling that it should be approved by a two thirds majority in Parliament and approved by the people in a referendum.

    He said the present government amended Article 70 of the Constitution in the manner that the President may by Proclamation, summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament: Provided that the President shall not dissolve Parliament until the expiration of a period of not less than four years and six months from the date appointed for its first meeting, unless Parliament requests the President to do so by a resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the whole number of members.

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      With due respect, the article is about the President’s power to prorogue parliament – not dissolve it. What was canvassed in the Supreme Court which the former CJ refers to is about dissolution of parliament. In both cases, prorogation and dissolution, the article shows very clearly that the President has to exercise his rights in a manner consistent with the rest of the constitution, the spirit of it and other factors stated in the article. The President primary duty is to uphold the constitution, not destroy or undermine it, and he has to act in good faith. That last, the President has clearly not done. He sought to appoint MR as PM and to dismiss RW from that position, not from a desire to protect the constitution but to satisfy his own ends and then prorogued parliament to buy time to accomplish that purpose.

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      Punchinilame

      Isn’t Sarath Silva the guy who acquitted MR of misappropriating Tsunami Funds so that MR could contest Presidential elections and later said that he made a mistake in his judgement?

      Once this crisis boils over, don’t be surprised if he again says that his opinion was mistaken.

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    These lawyers can come out with all kinds of interpretations and arguments. Instead of wasting their time why don’t they tell Ranil Wickramasinghe to go to Supreme Court and get their verdict? That is the end of the story. He does all the other things except going to Supreme Court. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to guess the reason!

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      supreme court of Srilanka is the parliament.In our country Supreme courthave no jurisdiction to discuss matters relating to Parliament

  • 0
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    My question is:
    Why Ranil or a UNP Member did not file an Impeachment Motion against the President on Friday night, October 26, 2018? Speaker was from UNP who would have accepted the motion in the middle of the night (9pm). Once the motion is submitted by a single Member to the Speaker, the President CAN NOT Prorogue the Parliament. On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Speaker could have convened the Parliament to find out who should be the Prime Minister. Ineffectiveness of Prime Minister and Speaker, UNP, costing the Nation a calamity.

    Second Question:

    Parliament is not independent. Secretary General of Parliament is supporting the President and his Gazette Notification not the Speaker’s instruction to convene the Parliament on November 7, 2018. What happened to the speaker’s word “Nov7”? Lost in the air?

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    Lawyers for Democracy
    A very lucid presentation to the polity on the most disconcerting event of our times. It has sought to enlighten the important players in this drama. Most significantly the statement has not missed out the most disastrous strategy being hatched in the very sanctum of the legislature by the Secretary General invoking the name of the President as well. It was no less than an implosive taking the form of a staff rebellion. The lawyers have pointed out their grave concern and did not fail to highlight the overstepping of limits by the SG and his staff.
    A few formations: Students Studying Abroad, Friday Forum, Academics and now Lawyers for Democracy besides many individuals have joined battle. Within 5 days the battle should reach a crescendo. The sinister stratagem of deviating from the purpose of the 14th meeting of Parliament and to hijack it for a mere Preisident’s speech must be roundly defeated. It is believed this will be the immediate field of battle of L for D.

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      Barathan
      “Lawyers for democracy.”
      Attroney-@-Law cum Solicitor England and Wales Nagananda Kodithuwakku is not a signatory.
      Where is he?
      What is his view about the SG’s defiant stance?

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    Eagle Eye, if your eyes are like that you wouldn’t write this. . Parliament is supreme body above the courts, and the place where they make the laws. Also Sirisena and MR junta would manipulate and influence the courts to get the verdict they want.

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    Do these dudes know the C Law better than the ex CJ Nalin?……

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Do these dudes know the C Law better than the ex CJ Nalin?……”

      What do you think?
      You too are blessed with selective amnesia.

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    Mr. President,

    First you had confidence in Rajapakse, worked along and at least went along with him, even if not actively support him in his atrocities to the minorities for the populist support he needed. You have confessed to that recently. Then, in 2015 you discarded Rajapaksa like trash and chose to support Ranil faith and faking confidence in Ranil only when you saw the tide turn against MR.
    .
    Then, having obstructed any of the legal actions Ranil wanted to take to get the country back on track, and thereby having undermined Ranil’s efforts at good governance and an economic recovery, when you saw Ranil’s popularity sliding more because of inactions caused by you, now you want to not only send Ranil to the junk yard, but bring back Rajapakse, the same one you chucked out as evil and worthless garbage just three years ago.
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    Obviously you are doing all this for your personal benefit, with absolutely no concern for the country’s wellbeing. In fact you have single-handedly messed up the country way beyond what either MR or Ranil could have done on their own!
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    For the country’s sake please bid a very firm and loud Sayonara promptly – the country can figure out what is best for them, if only you would leave peacefully without putting the country through another episode of violence, killings and ransacking by the opportunistic thugs, a situation that the country cannot afford after 50 years of misery.
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    Have some decency, Mr. President – hopefully not for long, at your own will rather than by force!

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    These lawyers ignore the parliament staff who have sabotaged the effort of the speaker to convene parliament – the very same speaker who is responsible for maintaining discipline among MPs and among the staff themselves.
    They should be punished for insubordination.

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    f the country and the people my3 is going to have a fist fight with Ranil …with Mahinda and Namal cheering on

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    Should have got Mervyn Silva ( Dr and former MP for Kelaniya) to sign this as he is well educated also backing Ranil W position. Is Mervyn also a old Royalists ? Some have seen him singing at the big match !

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    President mentioned, Ranil’s Governement decissions were made by “Butterlies”. Lets see who is going to make Maithree/Mahinda Government’s decisions.

    Government Whip SB Dissanayake is a guy who was kicked out of the Parliament by voters and who entered through the back door. He is also a monkey without a tail as he has jumped from party to party over the years

    Cabinet consists of other guys like Dilan, Sumathipala etc who were also kicked out of the Parliament by the voters and entered through the back door. Other Cabinet members are monkeys without tails who jumped recently from other parties.

    Now the Democracy loving voters, which rule is better, rule of the “Butterflies” or the rule of the “tail less monkeys” and those entered through the back door? You decide!

  • 1
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    Now somebody has to file a case against The Speaker for sabotaging the reconvene and supporting the coup, at the Supreme Court.

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    Great disorder under sira

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    Fellows can argue this way or that way. This group of lawyers will tell us something and a another group of lawyers will tell us exactly the opposite. What is now going on is a show of force. Other news media reports that while MY3 would never consider RW for the position of PM, even of he shows a majority, RW is prepared to work with MY3 again. What is taking place is a show of force. I have said before that the rocky partnership between MY3 and RW was a complete let down of the voters who voted for them in 2015. They did not concentrate on the agreed agenda on which they earned the votes. Instead other agenda surfaced.

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    Turn of political events in Sri Lanka
    ——————————————–

    The Common tragedy of my mind is made up……
    =arrogance=egoism=only I know it all= the rest are ignorant.

    People’s miscalculation and mocking of the mocking bird that ended with the worse surprise, you. never will know how any man may respond or to what extend he may go until you pin him to the wall with no choices or alternatives, you may regret it, all your life, don’t take anyone for granted.

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    Sri Lana’s Good, The bad and The ugly of the Orthodox Muslim political fraternity have gone on their orthodox Muslim pilgrimage that makes them a born again orthodox Muslim with a child’s pure spirit in them . (how, lucky, an extremely preferred chosen lot) they have gone to empty the cup to come back and fill. It up with The MR’s sacred wine. “Good for them

    ” if you can find what one of the leader’s said to the journalists before leaving Sri. Lanka, you will understand what he meant with the tongue in the cheek,….

    “They report we decide”😣

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    Current Speaker of House Karu J….is encouraging and promoting anti-establishment politics against institutions of democracy structure of Republic of Sri lanaka. This is dangerous move by Karu J…
    Speaker has to realized simple facts there are TWO major political out-fits are anti-democeries…..
    1 TNA political agenda is for separatism cum allied with Terrorism of LTTE diasporas.
    2 JVP was/is outright Anarchists 0f political Terrorist since 1965 May .They unleashed two insurrections in 1971 April 5th and 1988/89/90 . Lost of life of youth that JVP accountability is no more.
    Needleless to say they play 22 members in chamber playing fire with democracy pillars.
    Is that Karu J…rely on them?

    We asked Karu J.. to do not shifted by counting heads of these to undermined democracy short-sight interest of UNP Ranil Wicks.

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    It is very likely as LEN says, MS is suffering from psychological problems.

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    “Speakers Call To Reconvene Parliament Intrinsically Constitutional And Must Be Upheld By All Parties”

    Who is sayings this, and which section of the constitution makes this intrinsic?

    It is the NGO merchants (Pakiasothy, Jehan Perera, Sarath Wijesuriya, Gamini Viyangoda Rathnapriya and Janaranjana clique) who can’t accept the undemocratic, corrupt power they enjoyed by scratching PUK Hamu’s back passage spreading this kind of patently untrue, absurd lies.

    Social media giving publicity to such anti-social lies should be held legally liable when the dust settles on this one next week.

    Bugger the NGO-wallahs!

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    Quote :”local news paper online”

    The President says, he won’t reappoint RW as PM, he also says if The UNP refuses to work with His newly appointed PM & government he has another card up his sleeve and will use it.
    Unquote :

    Reminds me the story of Tumbler talk, not sure how far it’s s true.

    There were three friends who sat in a dark room with a candle light and a tumbler and summoned the devil, they asked many questions which were all answered and at he end they asked now what are you going to do? the tumbler moved slowly to. Alphabet K then to I and before it could move any further one of them blew the candle out and the tumbler went flying up into the air and finally crashing on the wall and they all ran out.

    Well ki – could have been kill next alphabets to come Ki – ll .
    Or K I – – – – – Kiss.. 😂
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    So what will be The President’s card be???????

    Declare autocracy and carry on,? dissolve parliament with the support of The Muslim and Tamil parties votes?

    Issue warrants to arrest suspects for financial misappropriation and get as many out of parliament ?

    Or simply hand over to The Army and remain head of State?

    All above are plain personal speculations and not facts.
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    Wait and hope, for to live in hope is better than dying in despair.

    ✌Sri Lanka you shall overcome!

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