24 November, 2020

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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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  • 16
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    We want this from India, Canada, EU, UK, Australia, Japan, Korea….

    If China, Russia & Cuba won’t mind they too should request to open up the parliament for members to decide on this.

    and on the front door of the parliament Karu Jayasuriya should hand a board say ” ANYBODY VOTES INSIDE PARLIAMENT AFTER RECEIVING MONEY ON DONKEY TRADING WILL BE WHIPPED WITH THIRUKKAI WAAL (STINGRAY TAIL) “

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      Bye, bye Bondscam Ranil – good riddance! He and his buddy MR turned Parliament into a “cesspit” of corruption (to borrow from America’s Nikki Haily who called UNHRC a Cesspit).

      Convening the Diyawenna Oya cesspit will not ease the pain and suffering of the people of Lanka who are being looted by corrupt politicians who dance to the tunes of Trump-land and global 1 percent. The solution to the current crisis is: hold elections asap. and get rid of this Generation of Corrupt politicians and bring in an age limit of 70 to hold office. Time for Ranil, MR and Sira to call it a day and let the Millennialls and baby boomers take over..
      Also, for 3 years Bondscam Ranil and his civil society stooges played games with a “New Constitution” with numerous foreign constitutional experts at various NGO conferences. This was to distract everyone from the lack of Economic Rights and justice, and UNP-SLFP/PP Corruption Racket and sale of national assets to foreign interests.

    • 4
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      EU countries would not back Mahinda Jarapakshe.

      We excepct them to follow US statement.

      And in between RW ‘s security has been reduced to 10 guards only.

      May well be there will hurt him next hours, days.

      This is the democracy of Sirisena we talked about.

      The bugger had been with Rajapkshes licking their balls from the day one.
      Just becasue him to be the presidential candidate for 2020, Sirisena has betrayed the mandate of 6.2 million of voters.

      Entire world should come forward to puth the pressure on lanken govt.

      See, this man Sirisena boasted, that he restored the good relationship with EU and other country, but it was just the big lie.

      Thanks TO UNP leader, they managed to have a good relationship with EU and other powerful countries.

      • 0
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        Go lick EU asses if you want. We don’t want advice from former coloniser blood suckers.

    • 0
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      Trump should know he’s not policeman.

      It’s clearly visible that house is to meet on 16th so Trump, please keep your mouth shut.

      Sri Lankans are not afraid of you.

      There’s no constitutional requirement for the president to talk with the speaker to prorogue the house except that there might be a tradition.

      The US had better try to find the partiality towards the ruling party our speaker has displayed & let president to act according to the aspirations of majority people.

      The speaker is probably a person with falling credibility.

      However it’s good to convene the house & let MR & RW to show their support base as early as possible to restore normalcy in the country

      • 4
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        Do not come out with your idiotic statements. Be aware that if Trump wants, he can destroy Colombo with a single bomb. Do what is ordered like a dog with tail tucked between the legs. So much for your inflated stand on sovereignty of the country.

    • 0
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      Why not from TGTE? You have suddenly become very concerned about democracy?

      • 0
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        Taraki
        Why do you think, as long as you talk about constitution and democracy, I would not be fit for that?

        Taraki let me ask you a question: Do you think I should prefer the international force walk in first or do you think still can wait until Lanakwe get a chance to fulfill the resolution first and then International force go only to North East, not to Colombo and South?.

    • 1
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      I am not a Ranil supporter. This act of violence by Mahinda & Sirisena is dangerous to civilization, democracy and to the image of the country and Buddhism. It is a day robbery once again by Mahinda &Co. The ministers and MPs who obtained bribe should be punished by people.

  • 9
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    Ranil does not have any right to talk about the constitution procedures. Has he followed any rules of this country while appointing Aruguna as a CB governor?

  • 8
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    What is going on in Sri Lanka today is a direct result of America’s CHEAP Cold War against China in this Indian Ocean island state. Bondscam Ranil while protecting Mahinda Jarapassa and family of corrupt crooks, these past years in the name of Fake Reconciliation, created a UNP-SLFP bi-partisan corruption racket and turned the Sri Lanka’s Parliament into a “Hub of Corruption” – all this was with fake advice form foreign experts.
    Ranil Wickramasinghe, who does his medical checks in Amercia, has been and is being played by US economic Hit Men and deep state security “advisors” in Indian Ocean, who increasingly control Sri Lanka’s policy space and Ranil’s office today. Bondscam Ranil’s economic policies were designed to put America First and benefit the global 1 percent and related security interests, while Lanka was in a Japanese/ADB debt trap with the rupee being crashed. Japan is US proxy in the recently invented “Indo-Pacific”. The rupee crash began with fake economic data from Nomura Rating agency.
    Millennium Challenge Corp. designed the “Land Bank” to asset strip and buy Cheap land and mineral resources in Lanka and were targeting Transport infrastructure (with India) and energy security in the island. A perfect storm was created with RAW news about an assassination plot.
    Lanka’s political-economic crisis is as much externally driven, as much as ,a result of corrupt politicians – MR-Bondscame Ranil and Sira. Solution is to dissolve parliament and go for elections BUT have a clause that No one over 70 can contest. Time for younger generation of politicians to take office and hopefully clean up the mess.

    • 4
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      Why do you blame everyone else for the mess our country finds itself in. Parliament must reconvene so any vote re Prime Minister is seen to be fair.

    • 4
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      Yes Bondscam Ranil is America’s Man and his policies were drafted in Washington and he should blame his foreign Economic Hit Men ‘advisors” for the current disaster!

      China must be happy with Jarapassa back in the saddle in this strategic Indian ocean Hub of Corruption!

      Long live Miracle of Modayas.

  • 4
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    The Constitution and meddling with it endlessly distract people with yet another “New Constitution” is part of the problem and NOT the solution to the democracy deficit and political crisis in Lanka.
    Constitution making and breaking, is a diversion from the root problem which is the Rotten Political Culture of Corruption, rent seeking and looting by politicians that Mahinda Jarpassa and Bondscam Ranil Wickramasinghe has built up over the years in their greed for power.

    Until the Culture of impunity and immunity for Financial Crime and Hate Crimes is brought to and end by a new, younger generation of politicians, this country is doomed.

  • 10
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    Good.pressure is mounting on sirisena.

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      Shanker

      Undue pressure is mounting on Sirisena.

      President should not be afraid of them.

      People are around you.

      Try to convince credible UNP ers to dissolve parliament & seek fresh mandate.

      It’ll give justice to everybody.

      Opposition parties should know that GG govt.’s credibity has lost & 2015 mandate is null & void.
      CB looting occurred after they came to power.

      • 3
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        There are idiots expressing their views in these columns. One such person wrote in another article that US state department is depleted at the moment and unlike in Obama time will not interfere in this problem. Now he has to eat his humble kavung as US has issued this statement which is more of an order than request.

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          Pls don’t display your boot licking qualities.

          • 1
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            Please stop being a coward and make comments in your own name. You have demonstrated that you are a boot licker to MS/MR gang who will very soon be summarily dealt with by USA/West/India. Naturally idiots like you are scared of them and want to remain anonymous. Tell your cronies to obey the order like dogs with their tails tucked between their legs..

  • 3
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    Let the governing body of parliament do the work it was voted to do. Reconvene parliament and let MR show the majority he has and carry on from there. If there is a threat on MS life with evidence it should not be ignored and legal procedure must follow. Citizens taking law into their vindictive hands is illegal.

  • 8
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    Dear United State-UK-EU-Au-United Nations…Be half of all the Sri Lankan Citizens who can READ/WRITE English we can Understand Your Universal Statement .Accordance with Universal Laws/Ethics of Good Governance and Humane Rule…

    But Please do realise Humblingly a Vast Majority of Sri lankans Do not Understand this Message….Simply Because it Has been Issued in English…

    You have to Realise They would (Above mentioned Majority) Only Understand any sort of MESSAGE /WARNING/DANGER/RISK/DIRE CONSEQUENCES of Imminent WAR / CRISIS—– If it been delivered to them with a DISPLAY of Aggression in both Verbal & Physical means.

    You see majority Here are Misserebly Under Educated about western norms They Only get any Sort of a Message if it is Been Delivered in NATIVE Sinhala Language and It needs to be Spoken Out with man wearing a traditional SARONG Dress (democratically elected well known scum)….

    So for You to Communicate this Message for these Blood-Thirsty Buddhist Extremist majority You Have to have an AIR-CRAFT CARRIER Group Docked near Sri Lanka Shore Lines…(the ship has to visible for these Majority)

    • 8
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      I agree that it should be written in Sinhala if only because that is the only language Gamarala understands.
      .
      No need to send aircraft carriers here. They are no match for our Theppams , which are transparent to radar.
      .
      On second thoughts, Mr. Trump, please remember that Gamarala is building a missile capability, with the help a school boy who has already built a prototype and waiting for a target. A billion dollar Aircraft Carrier anchored off shore would be an ideal target to practice on.

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      LLVJ,
      “Blood-Thirsty Buddhist Extremist majority”
      It is Demala Hindus who are blood thirsty. Sinhalayo suffered for nearly three decades because of blood thirty Demala terrorists. Demala terrorists cut open the belly of Sinhala pregnant women, pulled out babies and crushed them by beating with iron rods.
      Blood thirsty Demaal Hindus kill animals as sacrifice to their Gods.

      • 1
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        Eekel Ice, read Mahawamsa which tells Buddhists to kill Tamils not only Hindus, but even those Tamils converted to Buddhism. Does this not demonstrate blood thirst of Buddhists. Where has Tamils ever been told to kill or harm anyone.

  • 6
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    As long as SL does not have oil or gas, don’t worry, it is just a customary request. US is too smart to waste time and money in SL.

  • 10
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    M&s is weakest link in Sri Lankan politics.
    He does not earn any good support either from SLFP or UNP.
    He has been marginalised by all..
    That is why he seeks support of MR …for his survival in politics

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      Lankan one

      It’s RW who is marginalized by people & shamelessly sought low profiled MS’s support to defeat MR & thus became the PM to overshadow the head of the state shamelessly.

      His seeking MR support is reasonable as last LG election proved he’s the most popular man in SL politics.

      MS having guts to take once enemy’s support must be appreciated.

  • 9
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    News through the grape wine is that China and Rajapaksa are pooling resources to buy enough votes for Rajapaksa. So until that happens and Rajapaksa gives the green light the Gamarala is not going to convene parliament.

    • 2
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      126 MPs have signed a letter addressed to speaker to summon parliament immediately. MS has no chance legally to stop it being carried out.

  • 3
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    Who did Twitter Trump?..Is it Sampathar or Is it Dr Ranil?..

    Why didn’t the US call for a general election if they are so concerned about the inhabitans?.
    And not seek the wishes of the UNP rogues and their supporters like Sampathar, who have taken LKR 34 Million free car permits .

    Plus extra LKR 100,000 on top of the day job wage.
    And God knows how much in Santhosams including Condominiums they have collected from Dr Ranil’s Diaspora buddy and fellow Royalist Dr Mahendran and his Family Trust….

    • 1
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      If your talking about what “God” knows. he knows the hearts of all men.. Could be dangerous for some people.

  • 12
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    Hopperman Sira and Mafia Criminal Mahinda are shitting in their Amudes, and are seeking urgent treatment from their Chinese doctor, as per latest reports from the CIA.

  • 4
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    Thugs are back. Let saner counsel remain?

    • 1
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      Upali – Thugs, rapists, murderers, robbers are back. Will saner counsel prevail? Remains to be seen!

  • 2
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    Who the hell are these guys to tell us what this country should do – we are a sovereign nation – may be getting worried now China may get a strong hold back here – China lost their hold on Maldives and may be happy that they are going to find a friend back in Sri Lanka

    • 1
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      Rabok, my sentiments too. With all those gold sovereigns smuggled in from Dubai, we are a sovereign nation indeed. We are so sovereign that we can cover the highways with gold if not for the fact that gold has a low factor of friction (adhesion).
      .
      Our President is in the same level as Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who single handedly built nuclear weapons and ICBM’s to deliver them.

      .
      Our President thinking and acting on the same lines has assigned a bright young OL qualified ‘Wernher Von Braun’ to research on missile technology. A 20 km prototype is awaiting test firing on its launch pad somewhere in the Vanni. Even if this rocket does not reach its intended target, it is sure to wreak havoc under its trajectory.

  • 4
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    MS has not followed the constitution. RW is still the official PM.
    We the PUBLIC who overwhelmingly voted in the Government of GOOD GOVERNANCE in January 2015, DO NOT want the same corrupt Ones to rule us again. PERIOD

  • 5
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    MY3 and MR will succumb under enormous international pressure. Just wait and see.

  • 6
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    Two great powers USA and India are following happenings in Sri Lanka with grave concern and their words of caution deserve to be noted and acted upon.

  • 6
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    Match over for Sirisena, MR and Co. They think that only their world exists but never contemplated that there is a decent and civilised world exists. When the world community sequeezs their balls for this illegal, unconstitutional and undemocrate third grade power grabbing, they should have to pay dearly. It’s high time to impeach Srisena and MR, and strip their and their other actors’ civil rights. SL is the Asia’s oldest democracy and the world and the people want it be a real democracy, and anyone interfere in that should be in for a terrible time. All the foriegn actors in this game should take extreme care and quation for they have to account for their actions in their home countries.

  • 2
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    China is ready to help the President Sirisena and the Prime Minister Rajapakshe with any amount of money to buy the necessary members of parliament and form a new government. China is also ready to protect them. Who cares about the West?

  • 4
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    The state department should directly intervene and resolve this undemocratic act. If necessary, deploy troops in the capital.

  • 1
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    only problem is this speaker trustworthy?

  • 1
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    why i say that is once a crossover always a crossover.Ranil was foolish to take him back when he got a tongue lashing in sinhala filth from mahinda.Will he do it again?

  • 1
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    Where are the comments about imperialism, colonialism, US mind your business, examples of atrocities committed by the US. BBS carefully timed and planned this power transfer. If people complain about it we will propaganda with same old colonialism, imperialism etc.

  • 3
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    KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

    Do you think Bandula will get plum posting abroad?

    Or will he be made chairperson of Rupavahini, Lake House, Upali News Group, Wijeya Newspapers, Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, Ravaya ……………. Virakesari, revived Sunday Leader, Uthayan and all the TV companies from Ada Derana to Verbum TV all at the same time?

    • 1
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      Yes, indeed … … the horny wolf on steroids is going to screw all the media outlets big time – both figuratively and literally.
      Api Wenuwen Api

  • 4
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    Mr Trump anything can happen in FAKE Srilanka , The Ape Aanduwe with
    FAKE Prez, FAKE PM the kick ass , and the FAKE thugs to intimidate and instil fear in ordinary citizens.
    How wonderful is that CHAMPA and KASumanasekera the FAKE APOLOGISTS.
    “JAYA WEWA SRILANKA FAKED.”

  • 5
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    US Department of State

    Thanks for your usual obligatory worthless statement.

    If Mahinda and his gang refuse to oblige or just simply ignore your “decree” as they often did, will you now take any punitive measures against the gang, for example imposing travel ban on the clan, cronies, members of Mahanayaka’s goliahs, and state functionaries and confesticating all assets belonging to the crooks and cronies invested in the USA, banning or prohibiting of all services by US companies such as, google, yahoo, ..?

  • 2
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    Maithree as the president has the right to prorogate the parliament. It is only for two weeks. What is the big deal?

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      sach

      “It is only for two weeks. What is the big deal?”

      Even two days is more than enough to shred important files on every member of Rajapaksa family and their cronies. The FCID, CID, …………………… need those files even after 16 Nov 2018.

      “Maithree as the president has the right to prorogate the parliament.”

      We as forum sharers has the moral right to demand you to shut up. It is only for two weeks. What is the big deal?

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      sach

      RW must be arrested for bond scam before the house is convened.

    • 1
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      The big deal is that unethical big deals are going to take place over these two weeks!

  • 1
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    Sach you are a real shit and vomit man. Any sensible person would shut the parliament in a time like this. This is to achieve their ulterior motives. You think all are fools like you lunatic. Wait and see, all these would badly back fire on them by many folds.

  • 1
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    US Carrier Battle Group is heading for Sri Lanka: Dear Mr. Trump, the charges in this case are trumped up charges . So, why don’t you take it cool and say, ‘we have to wait and see what happens’? What I mean is, wait for the smoke to clear up before you send that Carrier Battle Group to Sri Lankan waters. I am saying this, because I don’t want to blow up a 50 billion dollar US Carrier Battle Group, especially with the US Mid – Term elections just around the corner.
    .
    Let me elaborate. The following forces would be unleashed on you.
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    Theppam force: Undetectable by you Airborne radar or Sonar, they will penetrate your bubble of defense and before you can say ‘Gon Sira’ the Carrier will be gone – kaput.
    .
    The Missile Force: The ‘Maru Sira’ dual purpose missiles made indigenously by our GCE (OL) Students are capable of easily penetrating your defenses. Your ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) will be no match for them. Remember, Edwin Rodrigo, with a multi koty price tag, who has worked in the fine tuning of the Phase Array Radar of the Aegis cruisers is on our side.
    .
    To seal the fate of any US Navy Seals, Sting Ray fish (Madu Malu) with specially designed Madu Valgayas are patrolling. To seal the coast from any Seals who escape the Sting Rays, horned buffaloes specially bred in Polonnaruwa are deployed at every village on the coastal belt. A sorry fate awaits those Seals who escape the Stingray defense line.
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    We are ready and waiting for the official word of command of our Maha Gona to go in to battle.

  • 3
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    There is no doubt that white ‘Awajathakayo’ in western countries were behind ‘Regime Change’ that took place in 2015. They realized a strong leader like Mahinda Rajapakse cannot be easily manipulated because of the way he rejected the request from those two rascals to stop the war. So through ‘Regime Change’ they managed to bring Ranil Wickramasinghe who is more than happy to dance according to their tune. When Ranil’s Government kept on postponing elections, which is a fundamental right of people in a democratic system, they stayed silent and not a hum was made. Suddenly, they have woken from their slumber after one time their darling decided to kick out their poodle.

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