18 September, 2019

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US State Department Calls On Sirisena To Convene Parliament In Consultation With Speaker

The US Department of State has called on President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene Parliament, in consultation with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, and allow representatives of the people to fulfil their responsibilities.

In a statement, the Department of State said it would continue to follow developments in Sri Lanka with “great concern”.

“We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence,” the statement added.

This follows Opposition R. Sampanthan’s request to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to convene Parliament with immediate effect and allow the legislature to perform its legitimate functions.

Speaker Jayasuriya, sending a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, said prorogation of Parliament should have happened in consultation with the Speaker.

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    This stupid act of the illiterate President Maithree has given a chance for US to get directly involved in Sri Lankan politics. USA has been waiting for such an opportunity, now they have it. They may even move a fleet of destroyers closer to Sri Lankan waters to stop any invasion of the Chinese. The next US – China battle will be in Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan waters. Stupid Maithree has brought it upon Sri Lanka.

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      How the fruck does any Sri Lankan domestic political event give the blood sucking US Jews to intervene in our affairs?

      You must have cow dung in your brain, or you are part of the conspiracy. You can go to hell with hem.

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      B.
      Just ignore U S A.
      It’s full of rubbish talk and no action; it’s a spent force.

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      Buddhist: You really are being very hysterical if u believe that the USA would send destroyers to stop an INVASION of this island?. But the TRUTH is that by allowing China to fund Lankan projects on roads and especially that Port for Chinese Oil tankers those who allowed Lanka to become financially dependent on China should feel some guilt because the island has now virtually achieved COLONIAL status again but this time of China .An ex patriot Lankan who went to visit her family still living there commented and marvelled on all of the country roads she had travelled on which had been ‘metalled’ which made me think how generous the Chinese were did wonder what the true motive was and when ‘pay back’time would come.as nothing is for FREE.

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      Not only MS -you are also bloody illiterate -US – though Trump jumps up and down will never go to war with China – or they will never want to start taking over Sri Lanka – why should they waste money for those acts – when they know there are enough Kukkas here – they will just throw few millions through these NGO kukkas to manipulate countries political opinion to bring up guys who can be manipulated the way they want – during previous MR era Ganasara was manipulated to incite violence against Muslims – knowing well MR will not take action against Ganasara (being a Buddhist monk) they used him craftily – Ganasara did exactly what those foreign powers want – MR lost Muslim support

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    Meanwhile what are cunning opportunists Badudeen, Hakeem, etc up to as their are known for making fortunes out of Sinhala Buddhists’ misery? Rumour is they are playing ‘hard to get’ but eventually they are going to join Mahinda.

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      John – Hakeem for sure. Medamulana Meeharaka is in possession of the “Kumari File”?

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    Yes. SUMMON the Parliament FORTHWITH!!!!
    Not because ‘Uncle Sam” says it. (America cannot dictate terms to us.)
    But, because I THINK it is the right thing to do when there is an unprecedented political crisis.
    I’ve been contemplating to say it, but didn’t have the heart because of MR.
    I am not a politician so I’m not one for political coups or underhand games.
    I respect democracy, the rule of law and above all Sri Lanka’s Constitution.
    I saw Gammanpila’s justification, which is wrong, misleading and bias. He is a lawyer, I’m not. Let’s talk about TWO prominent factors relevant to this.
    (1). Mahinda’s appointment is legal and at the same time Ranil’s removal is illegal!!!!
    To elaborate further:
    Mahinda’s appointment is tentatively legal while Ranil’s removal is totally illegal as he is a Sitting Prime Minister.
    After a general election, where there is a NEW Parliament, the President can exercise his prerogative to appoint any MP who he thinks holds the majority in the Parliament.
    However, when there is a Sitting Prime Minister, the President cannot exercise the above prerogative at his own personal will, other than following the rules stipulated in the Constitution.
    I think the “coup masters” have mixed up the above two.
    The only provision to remove a Sitting Prime Minister is 1).through a general election 2). through an NCM. or 3). by his resignation.
    What do we saw on the 26th? I cannot find a name for that.
    I am afraid, Mr. President, our Constitution does not allow room for “no name games.”
    You can violate a Constitution thousand times for any other occasion, but you CANNOT VIOLATE provisions that are in place to PROTECT the RIGHTS and PRIVILEGES of an elected Prime Minister or any other MP in the Parliament.
    Contd’…. 1/2

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    Will the IPKF step in the Western Province? It is the our politicians will learn a good lesson.

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    CIA must be fully active through their USAID proxies to topple MR now. China will also come in now. SL is fucked now. USA supports RW. But they were dumb and looked the other way, when Karu Jayasuriya appointed TNA as the opposition party and leader. What a fucking farce. Even after SLPP was formed and they had over 60 seats he refused to give the leader of opposition post to the group with the largest group of seats in the losing side. They are going to fuck Sri Lanka and start an Eelam war by 2019 end if this MR coup and grab for power lasts that long.

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    Wow, state department is running sri Lanka. That us why I said, Sri Lanka has to become the Cuba in Asia.

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    Speaker is a western agent. He is 80 years old ask him to quit politice instead of fattening the bank accounts of his daughters in Enaland and, Son In laws in Sri Lanka.

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    Trump is the best person to have now. He is MR type person. MR will not be stupid enough to go to China too much.

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      Please do not compare President Donald Trump this stupid guy mara. President Trump is a gentleman and not a crook like mara. He never cheated to win the presidency. Mara and sira are supid axx holes have no sincere feelings for the general public. President Trump is safeguarding fighting to protect for our rights from Democ-rats.

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    Chinese PResident had phoned Maithripala sirisena, had congratulated him about appointing MR as the PM and had said do what everty you like about the Provincial councils.

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      Chinese economy is extremely volatile situation now. God know where they are getting all the money they spend all over the world. May be they are printing money there. They are destroying south america and africa. Africans hate chinese now.

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    Publishing this story with pictures of Trump belies a deep ignorance of how the US government and its various agencies work. Either that, or the article is intentionally deceptive.

    This is a routine statement made by the State Department, not the White House. The State Dept is by its nature focused on diplomacy. Trump has in fact severely diminished it’s role in overall US foriegn policy since taking office, refusing to fully staff it.

    I can promise you Trump himself has not been briefed on the events taking place in Sri Lanka, and nor would he care if someone attempted to. He has consistently shown that he is ignorant of world affairs and unwilling to learn about them while in office. This statement will probably be the full extent to which the US government involves itself in the current crisis.

    Mark Stevens
    Peace Corps Volunteer, 1991-1993

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    USA of White- House rule of administration of Dep.. of State do not interfere the internally affairs of Sovereignty Rights of People by intervention Sri Lankan sovereignty by Trump administration is violating UNO charter.

    The convene of Parliament is not that matter of duty of Speaker of House to according Republic Constitution.
    The Speaker is person to conduct of Parliamnery matter not that involve and engaged of re-assemble is not within responsibility of Republic Constitional task undertaken by Speaker.
    The Current Speaker of Kari J…. is man who lost proper administration and failure to carry out proper duty in the chamber .?

    We as citizens of Sri Lankan do not understand why is that USA, Dep. of State encouraging, that
    anti- Constitution movement advocated by current Speaker.

    Why is that state dep.of USA want to undermined Partlimintery system of governance and by adding and abetting that politics of UNP is moving towards doctorial rule in Island by ONE PARTY RULE of UNP leadership….of Speaker of Chamber.
    No doubt USA want puppet govt. to installed by UNP of RW leadership.

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