23 May, 2024


You Are Sacked: Sirisena Informs Ranil

President Maithripala Sirisena, in a letter to UNP Leader Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has formally informed that the latter has been sacked from the Prime Minister’s position.

Sirisena has informed Wickremesinghe that he has been sacked from the position according to article 42(4) of the constitution.

However, making a public statement from Temple Trees, a short while ago, Ranil Wickremesinghe said he was still the Prime Minister of the country as he has clearly demonstrated his majority support in the House.

The letter has been been faxed to the Prime Minister’s Office at 10.22 pm, nearly three hours after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths as the new Prime Minister.

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  • 1

    Really sad at the turn of events. I hope this crisis is resolved peacefully. I abhor violence. There cannot be room for thuggery in this constitutional crisis. If it is the numbers game with 113 being the magic number, why not have a Parliamentary vote? Sri Lanka had enough violence to last a life time. It does not need more foreign interventions and coups and plots like this. May this crisis be resolved justly and according to the constitution

    • 1

      Mano, You are pleading. …. May this crisis be resolved justly and according to the constitution. I wonder if anyone that matters knows what is in the constitution. If they did, they would have avoided this crisis, wouldn’t they have?

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