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Dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional – Supreme Court

13th December 2018 // 0 Comments

The Supreme Court announces that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution.  The seven member judge bench unanimously made this judgment stating that it was illegal to dissolve the parliament before its 4.5 year term limit. The Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the petition on the President’s decision to dissolve the parliament, a short while ago. The verdict was delivered by the Chief Justice Nalin Perera. Accordingly, the Supreme Court quashed the gazette notification published on the 9th November dissolving the parliament. Meanwhile, Justice Sisira De Abrew declared that the parliament cannot be dissolved in any way until the minimum term of 4.5 years passes.  According to De Abrew, a proposal voted for by two-third of MPs in […]

New US Ambassador opens up to Sri Lanka

10th December 2018 // 0 Comments

In her first interview since assuming duties, Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz shares key insights on her plans, US aspirations on Sri Lanka and US perspectives on some of Sri Lanka’s immediate and medium-term challenges  A career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, the United States’ new Ambassador in Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz describes her job as both “exciting and challenging.” This is because her arrival in Sri Lanka was at a time when the country is at crossroads in terms of democracy and politics, whilst the potential to achieve stability and prosperity is also high. Speaking to the Daily FT in her first ever interview with the local media, Teplitz, who has had extensive experience in Asia, shares key insights to her plans, US aspirations on Sri Lanka, and US perspectives on […]

American and Worldwide Tamil Diaspora Organizations Respond to Sri Lanka Constitutional Crisis

8th December 2018 // 0 Comments

Political reform must include restoration of Tamil rights ensured by international guarantees of implementation WASHINGTON, LONDON, and SYDNEY, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to the current constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, leading Tamil diaspora organizations issued a call to the international community to support a permanent political solution to the country’s ethnic problem that goes beyond current or proposed constitutional arrangements and provides international guarantees and safeguards. The US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), British Tamils Forum (BTF), Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL), and World Thamil Organization (WTO) jointly issued the statement. The collapse of the Sri Lankan government on October 26th, 2018 has exposed the inconsistency and instability of Sri Lanka’s ethnocracy. A blatant disrespect for constitutional law and the failure to preserve promises made toward […]

MS, MR, RW should form national govt.- Wiggy

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday that the current political crisis could be resolved by forming a national government with the involvement of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. He expressed his views while participating at a programme to present awards to regional artistes held at the Cultural Theatre Hall in Vavuniya. “There is a conflict between the Executive and the Legislature. It is not constitutional. We have to resolve this. I have made a suggestion for it. There are other ways to do it. I will expand on this later. Unless we resolve this now, we do not know what will happen in the future,” he said. He said he had no intention to contest […]

If there was corruption in the past 3 ½ years as the President says, the President has equally to share the blame -Kabir Hashim M.P., Chairman, UNP

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

(Lanka e News -26.Nov.2018, 12.45PM) President Maithripala Sirisena, at a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association in Colombo has yet again tried to justify the illegal removal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 26th of October 2018 by saying, it was due to corruption and that a Presidential Commission of inquiry will be established to look into cases of corruption between Jan 2015 and Oct 2018. The government that operated during this period was in no way “A Ranil Wickremesinghe Government”. President Maithripala Sirisena who headed the National Unity Government was not only the Head of State but also the Head of Government. All decisions were made by a Cabinet chaired by the President. If there was corruption in the past 3 ½ years […]

Leaders Like Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa who have Neither Shame nor Justice can Plummet to the Lowest of Depths, Because for them Everything is Permissible

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Leaders Like Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa who have Neither Shame nor Justice can Plummet to the Lowest of Depths, Because for them Everything is Permissible By Tisaranee Gunasekara “The history of madness is the history of power.” Roy Porter (A social history of madness: The world through the eyes of the insane) The current crisis is a contestation about the nature of Sri Lanka and her future. Will the country continue along the path of democracy or will she re-embrace some form of autocracy? Will rule of law prevail or will it be replaced by the law of the rulers? Will justice remain a possibility or will impunity become sovereign again? Is Sri Lanka a country of free men and women or a land yearning […]

Racists Rajapaksas have turned their guns on the Tamils

25th November 2018 // 0 Comments

Namal Baby’s Twitter Trolls Spread Fake News Targeting TNA After Fourth Defeat In Parliament Pro Rajapaksa websites and Twitter trolls have turned their guns on the Tamil National Alliance whose 14 MP bloc has voted to defeat fake Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament four times and remain unwavering in their determination to defeat the October 26th Coup. CMC SLPP councillor Senani Samaranayakewho is a former SriLankan Airlines stewardess of dubious fame after Namal Rajapaksa ‘outsourced’ her services at the Presidential Secretariat while getting the bankrupt national carrier to foot the bill has attacked TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran on Twitter using a video of Friday’s parliamentary sittings out of context. “UNP’s new boss Sumanthiran behaviour in parliament” Senani tweeted highlighting the video which shows Sumanthiran leaving his […]

Whoever has the majority of 225 member House will be the Prime minister

25th November 2018 // 0 Comments

“Whoever has the majority of 225 member House will be the Prime minister…………….. I have no possibility of appointing Mr Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister again. I will stick to that principle” -President Sirisena in Interview With “Sunday Times” Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has granted an exclusive interview to the Political Editor of the “Sunday Times” which appears in the latest issue of the paper dated November 25th 2018. The following excerpts are from the “Sunday Times” interview. Q; You have caused a serious political crisis in the country by your actions. Why did you do it? A; The person responsible is Ranil Wickremesinghe. Not I. After the January 8, 2015 Presidential elections, both of us were sworn in. One minute after I was sworn in […]

Namal lying like his father!

24th November 2018 // 0 Comments

Mahinda’s son Namal Rajapaksha is following the same steps of his father who is a pathological liar. The German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Joern Rohde, revealed today that United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had talks with the western diplomats. The SLPP Namal Rajapaksahas been accusing the United National Party and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of dancing to the tune of the West by meeting diplomats and getting them involved in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs. He never expected that the Western leaders who are fed up with the undemocratic behaviour of the Sri Lankan parliamentarians and their continues lying to the world and expose the meetings of his party leaders with the Western leaders.  However now the German envoy has revealed that four leading UPFA Parliamentarians, including an unknown number […]

”Mahinda and Ranil must join hands for country’s sake” says Former Tamil Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran

24th November 2018 // 0 Comments

By Thambithurai Pratheepan Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran told the Australian Deputy Ambassador, Victoria Coakley, on Wednesday, that the current political crisis in the country can be solved by both, newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, entering into an agreement to form a national government for the remaining two years. He added that if a national government can function since January 2015, both current and former Prime Ministers should form a national government for the betterment of the country and people. Coakley asked how this suggestion could be possible, to which Wigneswaran explained that after forming the national government both parties can table a framework to uplift the economy of the country by stabilizing the rupee. Both […]

Mahinda going to take action against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for its active involvement with the LTTE.

24th November 2018 // 0 Comments

LTTE-enforced boycott lost Ranil the presidency in 2005 – Daily Mirror … Tamil Tigers block voters as Sri Lanka chooses new president | The … Tamil Tiger Supporters Win Vote in Sri Lankan Town – The New York … In 2005 Presidential election LTTE blocked the Tamils who were going to vote for Ranil and due to this Mahinda won. It is claimed Mahinda group paid large some of money to LTTE to stop the Tamils from voting for Ranil. Housing and Social Welfare Minister Wimal Weerawansa yesterday admitted that he, on behalf of the previous Rajapaksa government, accepted responsibility for the then administration’s failure to initiate action against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for its active involvement with the LTTE. Minister Weerawansa said so […]

Follow UK House of Commons when Constitution unclear: Kiriella

22nd November 2018 // 0 Comments

Coming up with a fresh argument on what should be done to resolve the present political crisis, the United National Party (UNP) yesterday said Sri Lankan Parliament was bound to follow the tradition of House of Commons of the UK when the Sri Lankan Constitution is unclear about certain situations. This was expressed by UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella at a media briefing last morning. Mr Kiriella said the House was bound to follow Section 7 of Parliament Powers and Privileges Act where it said the House was bound to follow the tradition of the House of Commons when the local constitution was unclear on certain situations. “Parliament and members thereof shall hold, enjoy and exercise, in addition to the privileges, immunities and powers conferred by […]

It’s Official Now! There is No Legitimate Govt in the Country.

22nd November 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s Official Now! Parliament Releases Hansards With Records of Two No Confidence Resolutions Passed With a Majority and Speaker’s Declaration That There is No Legitimate Govt in the Country. Sri Lanka’s parliament Wednesday released the official record of proceedings when two no-confidence motions were passed, on the disputed government of Mahinda Rajapaksa clearing the way to mount legal challenges. The Hansards on November 14 and 16 contain the two resolutions that were passed by a voice vote of the majority of the 225-member assembly. The November 15 Hansard has the Speaker’s declaration that there is no legitimate government in the country. Continue reading ‘It’s Official Now! Parliament Releases Hansards With Records of Two No Confidence Resolutions Passed With a Majority and Speaker’s Declaration That There […]

Mahinda and Ranil must not be selective in calling for action against the offenders who went berserk in the House. Will they?

22nd November 2018 // 0 Comments

There has been much opposition to the executive president’s legal immunity. But MPs enjoy impunity as regards serious offences committed inside Parliament. They seem to believe that they can get away with blatant violations of the law in the House, where they apparently think the writ of the state does not run. It may be this mistaken belief that has led them to behave like Neanderthals and even assault police personnel who are called in during brawls in the Chamber. The situation has gone out of hand, so much so that some MPs have apparently realised the need to bring the lawbreakers in the garb of lawmakers to justice. A group of UNP MPs, on Tuesday, lodged a complaint with the Welikada police against some […]

We think what happened on October 26 is a conspiracy, says Anura Kumara Dissanayake

22nd November 2018 // 0 Comments

The party moved two No Confidence Motions against him last week that were passed with a majority in the House. Sri Lanka’s Leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or the People’s Liberation Front has been a crucial dissenting voice in the wake of the political crisis persisting for a month now. Its six MPs in Parliament, including party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, have been both emphatic and strategic in their resistance to Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was questionably installed as Prime Minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena. The party moved two No Confidence Motions against him last week that were passed with a majority in the House. All the same, the JVP’s fight is only for democracy and not intended to back ousted Prime Minister […]

Sri Lankan Crisis a Threat to National Reconciliation and Accountability

13th November 2018 // 0 Comments

Prominent Int’l Crimes News Op-ed Warns Sri Lankan Crisis a Threat to National Reconciliation and Accountability Lead Story on JusticeInfo.com penned by the Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel(MAP),a Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam(TGTE)Established Body NEW YORK, USA, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bringing a big win to the movement for international recognition of and accountability for the Tamil Genocide, JusticeInfo.com, one the most respected international crimes news resources, has published on its front page the op-ed “Sri Lanka: A Threat to Reconciliation and Accountability,” written by three renown Read more….. The Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP) is an independent body established in 2015 by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam to monitor the implementation of UNHRC Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1, “Promoting reconciliation, accountability […]

Eight Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka minister on political crisis

12th November 2018 // 0 Comments

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said. Japanese officials have said they will halt a $1.4 billion soft loan for a light rail project while the United States is holding off on a $480 million infrastructure grant until the political crisis is resolved and democratic rights are restored. The EU has warned it could withdraw trade concessions if Sri Lanka backs off commitments on rights. Sri Lanka has been in political turmoil since Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month and appointed a pro-China former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his place.   Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama called […]

Mahinda fooling the Tamils again.

7th November 2018 // 0 Comments

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today appealed to Tamils and Muslims in the country to support him. Speaking at a United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) rally in Battaramulla today, Rajapaksa assured that he will work towards addressing the issues of the Tamils and Muslims which he refused to do so when he was in power from 2004 to 2015. Mahinda has the President of Sri Lanka in 2009 promised to implement 13+ amendment to the constitution of the country which was more than the current constitution if he is allowed to kill the LTTE. The western world leaders believed him and turned away and more than 40,000 Tamil civilians and more than 1,000 LTTE Leaders and their family members who surrendered with White Flag after UN negotiated […]

Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief

3rd November 2018 // 0 Comments

Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief: Secretary-General Informs Sirisena To Hold Parliamentary Vote As Soon As Possible Causing further embarrassment for President Maithripala Srisena, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement this morning stating he urged Sirisena to revert to Parliamentary procedures and hold a vote “as soon as possible” to appoint a Prime Minister. Secretary-General informed the President that he was following developments in Sri Lanka and offered assistance in facilitating a dialogue with all parties to resolve the current situation, the statement also added. “emphasized the government’s responsibility to ensure peace, security, and respect for the rule of law.” Painting a different picture about his telephone conversation with the UN Chief, Sirisena said he had a ‘highly successful” discussion […]

China allegedly abets horse trading amid political crisis in Sri Lanka

3rd November 2018 // 0 Comments

China allegedly has thrown its lot in encouraging horse trading in favour of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s rival prime ministers battled to seek numbers to swing any parliamentary vote of confidence next week to end the country’s constitutional crisis. Parliament has been suspended since President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as head of government on Oct 26 and nominated former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the post of PM. While Wickremesinghe has ca .. Read more at: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/66472465.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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