17th November 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa Loyalist MP’s Run Riot in the House

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Loyalist MP’s Run Riot in the House:Arundika Fernando Takes Speakers Seat;Susantha Punchinilame Sits in Secretary – General’s Chair; Pavithra Wanniarachchi,Wimal Weerawansa, Bandula Gunawardena and Mahindananda Aluthgamage Make Speeches in Mock Session. By Disna MudaligeCamelia Nathaniel and Amali Mallawaarachchi Parliament marked the lowest point in its entire history yesterday with a series of violent assaults, bloodshed, and rancorous behaviour of some MPs which led to mayhem in the House. The MPs were conducting a mock sitting with MP Arundika Fernando in the Speaker’s Chair flanked by fellow MPs when the quorum bell rang at 1.30 pm to commence sittings. Ministers Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Dilan Perera were leading slogans which demanded the immediate arrest of UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma for sneaking in a knife and UNP […]

Friday is Maithripala Sirisena’s Game day with Governance and the Constitution.

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The Friday Game or ‘Sikuraada Keliya” is what People Watch out for with Fear and Dismay as Friday is Maithripala Sirisena’s Game day with Governance and the Constitution. By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Friday, was an efficient and devoted employee, of Robinson Crusoe, later known as Man Friday, an especially faithful or one’s best servant or right-hand man. In recent weeks Maithripala Sirisena emerged more as Friday’s Man than the Man Friday, he was meant to be serving the people of this country, the job he was elected for. Friday is Sirisena’s game day with governance and the Constitution. The Friday Game or ‘Sikuraada Keliya” is what people watch out with fear and dismay – what will he do with the basic concepts of governance? What more can […]

The Newest Weapon of Rajapakshe Politics: White Van to Chilli Powder in the Eyes:At Least 4 MP’s and Many Policemen Injured.

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Tamil MP’s Sambanthan and Sumathiran were targeted by the Mahinda’s group to gain Sinhale Votes. JVP MP was assaulted by the Mahinda MP’s for refusing to take bribe from them, Mahinda tried to buy JVP MP’s. The Newest Weapon in Sri Lankan Politics: Chilli Powder in the Eyes:At Least 4 MP’s and Many Policemen Injured. By Dharisha Bastians and Jeffrey Gettleman Lawmakers hurled chairs, thick books and stinging chile powder at one another as violence and chaos erupted again on the floor of Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Friday. At least four lawmakers and several police officers were injured. The proceedings were carried live on TV and beamed across the island nation. The trouble began when lawmakers allied to Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former president who, in a contentious move, was […]

British High Commissioner slams ‘deplorable behaviour’ of Sri Lankan MPs

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Britain’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka criticised the “deplorable behaviour” of Sri Lankan lawmakers as a second day of violence engulfed the chamber on Friday. “Today Sri Lankans have again seen deplorable behaviour by some MPs, unbecoming of them and of their noble institution,” said James Dauris in a tweet following Friday’s violence. “No parliament can perform its role when its own members stop it from doing so.” The British statement comes amidst a deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka which has left Colombo in political turmoil. Related Articles:  16 November 2018 : Chilli powder and chairs hurled at police as violence continues in Sri Lanka’s parliament

Cannot accept how majority shown today: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena who supports Mahinda a moment ago had informed the United National Front (UNF) that he cannot accept the manner in which the opposition including UNF demonstrated majority’s support in Parliament today (16). The President had pointed out that the Parliament session was held, amid abusive environment in the Parliament, without adhering to Parliamentary traditions and violating standing orders. The videos clearly shows that the Mahinda faction was causing the trouble by occupying the speakers chair, through Chilli powder and water bottles at the UNP MP’s, assaulting the police officers and causing damage to government properties. The President who supports Mahinda who has only 93 MP’s support against the 122 MP’s supporting Ranil had further added that he will continue to recognize Mahinda Rajapaksa as […]

‘Disgraceful’ incident in Parliament ‘shames’ the nation – Ranil

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UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the “disgraceful incident” today at the Parliament, is an incident that shames the whole nation and has to be condemned in the harshest possible terms. “This is a blow to democracy. It is a blow to all of us who are voters of Sri Lanka in whom the sovereignty lies,” he said speaking at a press briefing in parliament after its adjournment. Parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as MPs representing the government threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the Speaker to try to disrupt a second no-confidence motion. “Today the parliament met after our delegations met the President and he wanted another resolution passed in parliament. We acted according to that decision […]

Sirisena’s brain should be checked if he refused to accept the second no-confidence motion.

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Sirisena Reneges On His Promises Again: Refuses To Accept Second NCM Against Rajapaksa President Maithripala Sirisena has reneged on his promises once again, as he has refused to accept the legality of the second no-confidence motion adopted against Mahinda Rajapaksa. At a meeting with Parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) this evening, at the Presidential Secretariat, Sirisena had said he could not accept the second no-confidence motion as his advice had not been followed. Sirisena, at a meeting with party leaders, last evening, said he could accept the no-confidence motion minus the first clause. He requested party leaders to pass an ‘amended ‘ no-confidence motion and promises that he had no issue about accepting the will of the legislature. Upon Sirisena’s promise, the party leaders today […]

No Confidence Motion Against MAHINDA Passed Again Amid Severe Interruptions by SLPP MP’s.

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The No Confidence Motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet was passed for the second time amidst severe disruptions by UPFA MPs, a short while ago. The UPFA MPs staged a protest in the House without allowing the daily proceedings to take place. UPFA MP Arundika Fernando took over the Speaker’s Chair and prevented Speaker from conducting a vote by name. At that point, the Speaker conducted a voice vote, without the first clause of the No Confidence Motion against Rajapaksa moved by JVP two-days ago. Today it was again moved by the JVP. The Speaker was shielded by a large number of Police officers who entered into the House. The Speaker conducted the proceedings standing in the aisle, surrounded by a chain of officers guarding him […]

President informed after no-confidence motion against govt passed – Speaker

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No-faith motion passed in House for 2nd time: JVP – Daily Mirror – Sri … Mahinda Rajapaksa’s govt has ceased to exist – Hakeem Jathika Hela Urumaya leader Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the no-confidence motion was passed legally, in line with what was expected by the President. Vote reaffirms MAHINDA has no majority: TNA | FT Online – Daily FT The second clause of the motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the government has been passed in the Parliament today (16) according to the parliamentary Standing Orders, the Office of the Speaker said. Issuing a press release, it said that the motion has been presented to the Parliament by MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake and seconded by MP Vijitha Herath. This […]

Sri Lanka parliament amends no confidence motion

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s parliament has amended a no-confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa removing reference to gazettes issued by President Maithripala Sirisena. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya arrived in parliament under heavy police security, and took a voice vote as Rajapaksa loyalists ran off with the speaker’s chair they were sitting on. He asked for a proposal on amending an original motion of no-confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaska passed earlier in the week. Opposition leader R Sampanthan said amendment changed the motion, and once against re-affirmed that parliament had no confidence in him. Patali Ranawaka said the amendement also resolved that the cabient of ministers stood dissolved under the constitution. Speaker Jayasuriya carried on the vote, surrounded by a police cordon using a wireless mike. United National […]

Presidential,General Elections can be held simultaneously after Parliament dissolved constitutionally

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Minority government can exist, only if there is no opposition to it – Ranil …Presidential,General Elections can be held simultaneously after Parliament dissolved constitutionally by Zacki Jabbar Ranil Wickremesinghe who maintains that that he is the legitimate Prime Minister, told a United National Front ( UNF) rally in Colombo yesterday,that a minority government could exist,only if there was no opposition to it. He said that President Maithripala Sirisena had tried to justify the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister on October 26,though he (Ranil) was the legitimate Prime Minister, by referring to the situation that existed on January 8, 2015, but that comparison was wrong, since unlike then,the majority of MPs were now opposed to Rajapaksa functioning as the Premier and had demonstrated that […]