President Sirisena Offers Prime Minister Position to Karu Jayasuriya, Sajith Premadasa, John Amaratunga and Daya Gamage To Deprive Ranil Wickremesinghe But UNP Stalwarts Stand Firmly Behind Party Leader Who will be Taking Oaths for the Fifth time as Premier

President Sirisena Offers Prime Minister Position to Karu Jayasuriya, Sajith Premadasa, John Amaratunga and Daya Gamage To Deprive Ranil Wickremesinghe But UNP Stalwarts Stand Firmly Behind Party Leader Who will be Taking Oaths for the Fifth time as Premier By the “Daily FT” Special Political Correspondent Lord Denning M. L., the 20th Century British Judge and Jurist, in his famous book ‘The Family Story’, remarked: “Every Judge, on his appointment, discards all politics and all prejudice. You need have no fear. The Judges of England have always in the past…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Signs a “Resignation Letter” At His Residence After Clinging On to Power For 7 Weeks As the First and Only Purported Prime Minister in Commonwealth History

Mahinda Rajapaksa Signs a “Resignation Letter” At His  Residence After Clinging On to Power For 7 Weeks As the First and Only Purported Prime Minister in Commonwealth History Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed what was called a ‘resignation’ letter at his residence in the capital Colombo, ending an extraordinary saga in the country’s parliamentary history where he clung on to power despite suffering no-confidence motions. Rajapaksa was appointed Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Rajapaksa Prime Minister on October 26, triggering a constitutional crisis, banking on…

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Sri Lanka’s UNF to form own administration, no coalition – A financially disciplined administration

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s United National Front will form its own administration without getting into a coalition, senior party officials said with its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to be appointed Prime Minister as early as Sunday. “We want to go for a United National Front government,” former State Minister of Finance Eran Wickremeratne said. “It will be a financially disciplined administration.” President Sirisena is expected to re-appoint Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister Sunday. Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe, saying he could not work with him and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister plunging…

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Mahinda who clung on to power despite suffering no-confidence motions have resigned

CONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed what was called a ‘resignation’ letter at his residence in the capital Colombo, ending an extraordinary saga in the country’s parliamentary history where he clung on to power despite suffering no-confidence motions. Local televisions station interrupted normal programming in mid-morning Saturday, to bring visuals of what was said to be him signing a ‘resignation’ letter. Rajapaksa was appointed Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, triggering a constitutional crisis, banking on buying over corrupt or disgruntled members…

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”The TNA now holds the remote control in Parliament” says Mahinda

I have no intention of remaining as Prime Minister without a general election being held (I am saying this after 7 weeks, because the  Supreme Court has delivered a judgement against the holding of the general election) The TNA now holds the remote control in Parliament. Under the provisions of that draft constitution, this country will be divided into nine semi-independent federal units.  We appreciate the difficult and bold decision that the President made on October 26. We borrowed money to develop the country and that development is visible. But the…

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The role of the opposition in Sri Lanka should be to work against the government even if the Gov. do good – says SLFP

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should decide either to ally with the United National Party (UNP) or to sit in the opposition, SLFP MP Kanchana Wijesekera said. He told a news briefing the recent conduct of the TNA had been quite partial to the UNP in Parliament. “We witnessed the TNA voting in favour of the confidence motion in support of Ranil Wickremesinghe. They cannot continue to be like this. If they are to play the role of the opposition they should work against the government,” he said. In Sri Lanka the…

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Mahinda decided to resign to ensure the stability of the nation after knowingly disrupting for 7 weeks.

SLFP or UPFA against sharing any power to Tamils. Mahinda to ‘resign’ today morning after making public statement  Ranil to take oath on Sunday morning UNP closes door on any SLFP group crossovers, but says individuals welcome Focused on forming UNP Govt. or contesting General elections Dayasiri says SLFP members keen on working with new Govt. as representatives of President No final decision by SLFP on future action but willing to act in accordance with President’s wishes By Chathuri Dissanayake and nuwan senarathna President Maithripala Sirisena-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa…

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UNP in talks with SLFP MPs who are committed to fulfilling the good governance mandate given to us by the people and not those looking to make a fast buck

The UNP led UNF, was in discussion with some SLFP MPs to form a new government, UNP MP Nalin Bandara said yesterday. He told a news conference in Colombo, that the proposed government would be formed on principles and polices aimed at strengthening democracy and developing the country. “We will select only MPs who are committed to fulfilling the good governance mandate given to us by the people and not those looking to make a fast buck.” The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, he stressed, would be strengthened further, to…

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Mahinda steps down from PM to Opposition Leader

The appeal filed against the quo warranto proceeded by the Court of Appeal suspending duties of Prime Ministry and Cabinet will be examined today (14). Mahinda Rajapakshe has decided to resign from the Prime Ministry regardless of the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding the appeal. Apparently, the Mahinda’s party has already decided to step back and sit in the opposition’s side allowing the rest to appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet. Sources closely associated with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) inform that Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe will be…

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SL military erects giant Buddha statue at controversial heritage site in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 21:45 GMT] The occupying Sinhala military in Mullaith-theevu installed a small Buddha statue, which was covered with glass at the disputed heritage site of Neeraaviyadi-eattam in Chemmalai in November. The SL military has now hurriedly replaced it with a huge Buddha statue disregarding the interim order and the protests of Tamil residents. The move comes after a delegation from the SL Archaeology Department in Colombo visited the SL military prompting it to accomplish the mission, civil sources in Mullaiththeevu District Secretariat told TamilNet. An extremist…

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