Mahinda Rajapaksa Loyalist MP’s Run Riot in the House

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Cannot accept how majority shown today: President

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Sri Lanka parliament amends no confidence motion

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…

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

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,…

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