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Changing the ‘jockey’ is pointless: JO

2018-02-13 22:45:10
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Commenting on a move to replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, the joint opposition (JO) said today there was no point in changing the ‘jockey’ without changing the direction the horse is moving.

“The country’s horse is the government and the jockey is the Prime Minister. They should both be changed. The old horse is limping. Without changing the horse and the jockey, we cant revive the country,” MP Bandula Gunawardena told a news briefing.

He said the only option available to solve the political instability in the country was to go for an election.

“If the government is unwilling to do that right away, we can wait till its mandate expires. We have waited for three years and waiting for another 500 days is not an issue. Even the Supreme Court has given a clear ruling that the presidential election should be held on time. We need a new President, a Prime Minister and a brand new Government,” the MP said.

He went on to say that the Government cannot resolve the issues that confront it without a proper peoples’ mandate. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  Comments - 12

  • Saman Tuesday, 13 February 2018 23:04

    Back to the living with 2500/=

    Reply : 1       49

    Betting Fan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:35

    He does not know that without the jockey it is impossible to win the race!!!

    Reply : 0       10

    Donkey Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:51

    So Bandu boy you said a family with 3 kids can live with Rs. 2500 for a month . Please show us HOW ?

    Reply : 0       3

    bbod Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:04

    Letting a herd of buffaloes run the country isn't a solution either,.

    Reply : 1       44

    Pramod Fernando Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:32

    ජොකියට පවුඩර් දාමු

    Reply : 1       21

    Tony Fernando Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:44

    You mean a jokey to ride donkeys.

    Reply : 1       28

    das Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:53

    Changing governments to bring the JOkers back is also pointless

    Reply : 3       33

    MAD DONKEY Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:53

    WE WANT THE OLD HORSES TO ROB US AGAIN. THIS TIME WE ALL BE BANKRUPT EXCEPT THE OLD HORSES. PEOPLE ARE STUPID AND LISTEN TO CROOKS TO RUIN NOT ONLY THEIR OWN LIVES BUT ALSO THEIR OWN CHILDREN FUTURE. BANDULLA GET READY

    Reply : 5       30

    Aspaya Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:03

    Yes hand over to the horse and keepers who can help us live with 2500 rupees while they live with millions

    Reply : 1       29

    ANTON Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:06

    NOT ONLY HORSE AND JOCKEY..... CHANGE THE RACE COURSE GROUND ALSO BECAUSE THAT ALSO BELONGS TO CHINESE.

    Reply : 1       21

    saman Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:31

    "a brand new government"cannot consist of old looters

    Reply : 0       10

    Lester Piggott Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:12

    Bandu, you seem to be worried as a new Jockey may win the grand slam.

    Reply : 0       3

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