10th November 2018

Desperate dissolution

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Elections on 5 January The nomination period will be from 19 November to 26 November New parliament to meet on 17 Jan. Gazette signed by President after Govt. Printers brought under his purview  UNP slams move, says word ‘Democratic’ should be removed from country name  Elections Commissioner says ready to go the distance  JVP calls on EC to act constitutionally, seek SC opinion      By Chathuri Dissanayake and Uditha Jayasinghe  In an act that smacked of political desperation after it became evident his party may not be able to show majority in the House, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday dissolved Parliament with elections likely to be held on 5 January. The Gazette, which was sent by the Attorney General’s Department on Friday evening, was signed by President Sirisena, confirmed […]

What Next After Shitisena Shits On Sri Lanka?

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By Kumar David – Prof. Kumar David I will not waste my ink reigning curses on the heads of madmen; millions are doing it. I will dwell on the Elections Commissioner’s (EC) dilemma. He seems to have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on constitutionality; if so the following are possible scenarios. 1. The SC refuses to get involved (ducks making a clear-cut ruling). EC should then go ahead and hold elections as instructed. He absolutely should not do anything that can be used by the madman as an excuse for replacing him by some slime-ball sycophant. 2. The SC gives a determination. I can think of three options.  a) It holds that the dissolution is NOT unconstitutional. An incredibly bad judgement but nothing is impossible these days when […]

Maithripala Sirisena Dissolves Parliament in an act of Political Desperation After It Became Evident He had No Majority in the House.

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Millions of Rupees and Ministerial posts were offered by Mahinda Rajapakshe Party to cross over. The Sri Lankan community can be proud of 1. JVP MP’s – Who were ‘NOT FOR SALE’ and did NOT even entertain any offers. 2. UNP MP’s – Majority who were offered bribes but refused to take 3. TNA, Muslims and Upcountry Tamil Parties refused the bribes and stood firm  Maithripala Sirisena Dissolves Parliament in an act of Political Desperation After It Became Evident He had No Majority in the House. By Chathuri Dissanayake and Uditha Jayasinghe In an act that smacked of political desperation after it became evident his party may not be able to show majority in the House, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday dissolved Parliament with elections likely […]

We are going to the Supreme Court first thing in the morning on Monday, November 12,” said TNA MP Sumanthiran

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“We are Going to the Supreme Court First Thing in the Morning on Monday November 12” Says TNA Lawyer -Politico MA Sumanthiran as Sri Lanka’s Opposition Parties Resolve to Challenge Dissolution of Parliament. Sri Lanka’s opposition parties are to challenge in the Supreme Court on Monday, the dissolution of the country’s parliament, which was announced late on Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena. “We are going to the Supreme Court first thing in the morning on Monday, November 12,” said M.A.Sumanthiran, opposition Member of Parliament, who is also a top Supreme Court lawyer. Through a gazette notification dated November 9, Lankan President Sirisena dissolved parliament and announced that fresh elections to the House will be held on January 5, 2019, and that the newly elected parliament […]

Bandaranaike’s SLFP to close its Office and change to Rajapakshe’s SLPF

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party was one of the major political parties in Sri Lanka. It was founded by S.W.R.D Bandaranaike in 1951 and, since then, has been one of the two largest parties in the Sri Lankan political arena. Since Mahinda organised the new The Sri Lanka People’s Front, commonly known by its Sinhalese name Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), is a Sri Lankan political front. Previously a minor political party known as the Sri Lanka National Front (SLNF) and Our Sri Lanka Freedom Front (OSLFF), it was relaunched 2016 as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and became the home for members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance loyal to its former leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Its Ideology are 1. Anti Federalism 2. Social Conservation, 3. Right wing Socialiam 4. Sinhala Nationalism 5. Right wing populism. Namal abandons […]

Intelligence Unit report – Only 68 members in favour of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe before the no-confidence motion against him.

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Tamil MP’s offered 35 Million Rupees, while Sinhale MP’s offered over 50 Million Rupees Another two ministers were on an attempt to resign from their positions and join with the opposition party on 10th.  Only 68 members in favour of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe before the no-confidence motion against him.  Mr. Rishard Badurdeen and Mr. Rauf Hakeem stated that hey are not ready to be sold out for money.  Intelligence Unit report received to Prime Minister prior to Parliament’s dissolution Reportedly the decision to dissolve the Parliament by the President yesterday (09) night was taken on the basis of receiving a Government’s Intelligence Unit report. The confidential report has revealed that a group of former parliamentarians sided with Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe by now has decided to stand […]