Country facing huge crisis: JO

2018-02-21 22:01:58

The country was facing a huge crisis with the amendments made to the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act on several grounds, including the implementation of the 25 percent quota for women, the Joint Opposition said today.

Joint Opposition member MP Gamini Lokuge told a news conference that the country was now heading towards a confusion following the delay of releasing the results of the Local Government elections, proving the inability of the Government to function as a responsible body.

He said the Elections Commission had failed to issue the final results of the Local Government elections, even after several weeks of the elections.

“Following these conditions, the country comes to a standstill and is heading towards confusion.

“The Elections Commission, the Subject Minister and the Government should be held responsible for this situation,” he added.

He said the Government should immediately go for Parliamentary Elections, considering the people’s mandate, given in the LG elections in order to solve the current crisis.

He said the term of the National Unity Government had ended with the completion of two years and the Ministers currently in the Government were not valid as per the provisions of the Constitution.

Joint Opposition member MP Ranjith Zoysa said swearing in of the newly elected members of the local authorities had been delayed for a long period as never before.

He added that because of the delay the members would have to provide their service for one year without any allowance. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 24

  • Jude Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:44

    Hey Creating Crisis, Chaos is what SL politicians do best!!! Nothing new!!! And then the public pay for the consequences!!!

    Reply : 2       33

    Refaideen Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:53

    Fishing in trouble water

    Reply : 2       39

    PC Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:10

    These JOkers see a crisis in everything other than in their actions!

    Reply : 4       50

    Mnissu Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:32

    What he is trying to say is that they are facing a great crisis, having won all most all the seats, they are unable to start looting!!!!

    Reply : 4       41

    Thanga Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:21

    Yes, the country was in turmoil, but the marriage between the UNP and SLFP.UPFA has survived without going through the divorce. Here we saw two seasoned politicians quarreling like school boys. If this boorish behavior between the President and the Prime Minister continues then the people will lose confidence in the parliament and democracy.

    Reply : 2       27

    Jay Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:21

    All you people can do is make everything a crisis! It's time to PUT COUNTRY FIRST and NOT PARTY FIRST.

    Reply : 3       32

    johan Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:25

    May be he is going through a financial crisis without a ministerial portfolio

    Reply : 3       38

    Ravi Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:26

    Look who's talking "Gamni Lokuge" worst and corrupted politician in this country.

    Reply : 4       40

    Jeganathan Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:18

    I fully endorse your statement. Every body knows what his group did for the country.

    Reply : 3       28

    Peter Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:31

    Gamini Lokuge we know you pollitics and trying to pressure to hold general elections for you to get back to power. This is not going to happen as you please. The present government was elected for5 years and wil remain so.Do not try to mislead the people by your JO. In fact the country would be better off without the presence of the JO who have questionable characters which cause political issues and disrupt the running of thegovernment.Time for you guys to retire and go home to your families.

    Reply : 3       35

    Ravi Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:09

    I fully endorse your statement.

    Reply : 1       11

    Aristotle Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:54

    When you consider the level of education and the background of these three thugs the obvious question arises whether they are in a position to judge the economy or any other problem in the country.

    Reply : 2       31

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:11

    Even I was wondering why these thugs are in front of the media. Nonsense.

    Reply : 3       24

    Wera Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:15

    These are all caused by his people. When will Hitung stop pandering to his minions and sack tho whole lot. Let hem sit in the opposition and scream as much as they like. Just get on with the cases and lock them up.

    Reply : 3       18

    bandara Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:28

    yes the country is in very serious crisis, and the crisis is called SLPP

    Reply : 3       24

    sach Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:54

    There is a president and a PM who was rejected by the ppl in power without a mandate. If they have any decency left, the parliament should be dissolved and let people choose a leader

    Reply : 23       6

    Appu Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:25

    Still the President and PM are with majority. Ali Baba got less votes than the last presidential election

    Reply : 2       24

    Sincere Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:38

    True enough. At last you have got the brains. If you all didn't create such a crisis, we wouldn't have face it today!

    Reply : 1       12

    D.E.M.M.O.Crazy Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:07

    "Because of the delay the members would have to provide their services without any allowance" what a comment. No allowance- no service- but we have come forward to serve the people ?

    Reply : 0       4

    Jaliya Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:04

    It would be a waste of my time to respond to these people (pictured above) who has the facial appearance of thugs and criminals.

    Reply : 1       10

    Ffaizer Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:50

    CRISIS where ??? .... Govt is going well at least ok with minor hiccups..... U all r d ones the JOkers trying in every way to show n create chaos ... N dat too for ur own well being n benefit .... N to sweep under d carpet all ur misdeeds

    Reply : 1       7

    malik Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:21

    If you come in to power the crisis will double,we know your capabilities shut up and retire.

    Reply : 2       6

    Mahinda Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:43

    Retribution eating hoppers ,the political master for 40 yrs being stabbed at the back.

    Reply : 2       2

    Channa Thursday, 22 February 2018 18:23

    JO sees a crisis in the present government . They just want to cling on to power, so they could loot public coffers. Most of these figures are over the age of 65. Why not consider retirement?

    Reply : 2       2

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