Heads ‘MAHINDA or RANIL’ Wins! Tails MAITHIRI Looses!

 On the 16th of November 2018 when the parliament is called Mahinda or Ranil will have to prove who has got the 113 or more MP’s support and one of them will be the undisputed NEW Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. If Mahinda Wins – Maithiri will be treated like a dummy for double crossing Mahinda in the 2015 Presidential election and will be forced to quite politics in 2020 (May use the common excuse ”Due to health problems”) If Ranil Wins – Maithiri will face a NO Confidence motion…

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Sri Lanka: New Prime Minister Puts Rights at Grave Risk

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/27/sri-lanka-new-prime-minister-puts-rights-grave-risk (New York) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision on October 26, 2018, to appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister has raised fears about a return to past abusive practices in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The sudden announcement to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, which he contends violates parliamentary processes and the constitution, was made without informing parliament or the cabinet. “Rajapaksa’s return to high office without any justice for past crimes raises chilling concerns for human rights in Sri Lanka,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “The…

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PM post: TNA says its support linked to assurances on national question

The main opposition Tamil National Alliance says that in the battle for the Prime Minister’s post, its support will go to the party which will make two key promises on the national question.A TNA spokesman said Opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan spoke to Prime Ministers Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday and conveyed the message that the TNA was not interested in protecting or promoting individuals but its interest was in finding a solution to the national question. The party would support whichever government that would give an assurance…

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Speaker Writes to President – Ranil is the PM.

All the existing constituent parties in the RANIL’S UNF government except the SLFP also had a press conference at which they condemned the unconstitutional move and pledged to stand together. As it is, this group has 107 but only 4 are ‘shaky’. Even then, the net 103 Plus TNA 16 (who for the moment are abstaining but will vote for RANIL if absolutely necessary) Plus 6 JVP (also abstaining because  of their principled stand that Rajakaksas are rogues). Leaves a balance of 100 for MAHINDA BUT 2 SLFP MP’s have…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Allegedly Played Up the Issue of RAW Involvement in an Assassination Plot

Mahinda Rajapaksa Allegedly Played Up the Issue of RAW Involvement in an Assassination Plot To Increase Maithripala Sirisena’s Insecurity Leading to President Replacing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. By P.K.Balachandran It was at the request of President Maithripala Sirisena, that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took up the Premiership of Sri Lanka on Friday, sources close to Rajapaksa said. The Rajapaksa group decided to accept the offer when it found that the President was very keen, the sources, which did not want to be identified, said. Till a few days ago, Sirisena…

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Friday night – Reactions from supporters of the two main parties

By Kasun Warakapitiya and Abdulla Shanawaz As the dramatic developments of Friday night unfolded, there were mixed reactions from supporters of the two main parties. Supporters of the newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa were jubilant, while UNP supporters expressed anger at the turn of events. Moneragala: A kiributh dansala last morning Shortly after the swearing in, Mr Rajapaksa, visited the Gangaramaya Temple and then returned to his official residence at Wijerama Road before making another temple visit– this time to the Abhayarama at Narehenpita. Waiting to receive him were Parliamentarian…

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Sinhale MP’s will always resist reform

by Dr A.C. Visvalingam How often do we hear the desperate cry: “If only we could get some decent people into Parliament!” The lamentable fact is that, as long as we have undemocratic political parties of the types that we now have, there are no obvious means by which concerned citizens would be able to influence the central oligarchies of any of these parties to refrain from sponsoring crooked and incompetent persons as candidates for election. Most Sri Lankans who have followed the politics of this country either by direct…

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