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Prez wants Parliament to bring motion seeking new PM

2018-11-30 23:01:55
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President Maithripala Sirisena informed the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that Parliament should adopt a motion requesting him to appoint a new Prime Minister in the light of the fact that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not currently seem to have a majority in Parliament.

TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran told the Daily Mirror that the President informed him this when they met him last evening.

“The President told us that he would like to see Parliament bringing in and approving a motion calling him to appoint a new Prime Minister on December 5 when it meets again,” Mr. Sumanthiran said.

“ President also told us that it has become clear that former President Mahinda Rajsapaka who functions as Prime Minister currently does not have a majority in Parliament especially after motions that have been approved by Parliament during the past few days,” he added.

Leader of Opposition R Sampanthan, Mr. Sumanthiran and MP S Sivamohan included the TNA delegation which met President Sirisena last evening. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 52

  • Docuk Friday, 30 November 2018 23:07

    Mr prez you have disgraced the country beyond your comprehension. A country that safegaurded democracy during a civil war. You have, for your petty mindness, dragged a former president into this mess. You are usinf PCOI as a toy to play and to bully, think i have said enough. For all these you will be remembered as the worst leader ever and you and your family will pay for this one day! One kind request, pls dont wear white and go to temples you do not even know what the Buddha thought!

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    Dinesh Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:03

    Docuk you are absolutely correct. Even though I voted for him think that he will steer the country in the correct path, but he dumped the country into a total mess. The worst ruler Sri lanka has even hand in modern history. He is mentally unstable to rule this country anymore.

    Reply : 4       87

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:01

    Docuk, He is not the first one to sack Ranil. CBK did that in 2004 and that saved SL. MY3 did the same in 2015 and history will judge him rightly as doing a great service to SL. Instead of being a slave to RW read, learn, analyse and understand.

    Reply : 20       3

    Kuveni Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:59

    He had enough of RW and the samanalayas. He came to the end of tolerance. My sympathies with him.

    Reply : 17       2

    Gamaya Friday, 30 November 2018 23:12

    I thought Sirisena was a fool. It is clear now however that he is a Knave!

    Reply : 8       227

    thilak Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:47

    මැතිවරණ ඉල්ලන හපත්තම සිතා බලා ජනාධි පතිවරණය , මහමැතිවරණය සහ පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය සියල්ලම එකම දිනක තියන්න බලකරමු ලැබෙන වාසි1.මේ මැතිවරණය 3 ටම රු. කෝටි1500 යනවා තුනම එකවිට පැවැත්තුවොත් කෝටි 750ක් විතර යන්නේ 2.මහජනතාවට වන පීඩාව අඩුවෙනවා 3.දේශපාලකයන්ට යන වියදමත් අඩුවෙනවා 4.රටේ නිෂ්පාදනය වැඩිවෙනවා 5. කලබල ගති කාලසීමාව අඩුව්වෙනවා 6. මරණ ගණන අඩුවෙනවා

    Reply : 0       8

    raj Friday, 30 November 2018 23:16

    who is he to appoint a new PM? PM is appointed by the parliamentary parties who have the majority

    Reply : 13       237

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:06

    Are u mad? Have we conducted any General elections to appoint PMs after 1978? Do you remember parliament selecting a pm in 2010? The PM is a selection of president.

    Reply : 15       3

    NoUTurn Friday, 30 November 2018 23:18

    Hope there will not be a U Turn again.

    Reply : 10       169

    Yahapala Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:40

    Never ever belive this mad president.

    Reply : 2       73

    suresh Friday, 30 November 2018 23:22

    ...But he has to be someone I like...

    Reply : 2       114

    True citizen Friday, 30 November 2018 23:23

    Is that the same procedure you followed to appoint MR as the PM? Or do you want to buy time until the SC ruling?

    Reply : 1       180

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:09

    PM is selected by the Prez

    Reply : 10       1

    Chanel Friday, 30 November 2018 23:44

    You are a sick man, go to hell

    Reply : 10       193

    Dee Friday, 30 November 2018 23:50

    Better match the horoscopes of the prospective PM and HE before bringing the motion. Also ensure linguistic skills are there. Else major issues for the entire nation!

    Reply : 3       137

    Triple X Friday, 30 November 2018 23:52

    Aiyo Sirisena

    Reply : 3       138

    Chryshan K Friday, 30 November 2018 23:53

    He is marking time until supreme Court judgement

    Reply : 4       139

    ConcernedCitizen Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

    TNA do not realise our president. He will flip tomorrow what was discussed today. The reason is today is Friday and it is dinner (hopper) time.

    Reply : 1       132

    nimal Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:00

    Sirisena is also confused. What a shameless situation

    Reply : 1       125

    Tamil Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:10

    As a High Caste Hindu Jafffna Tamil, It is very embarrassing to see these two Tamil MPs, Sampanthan and Sumanthiran , behaving like “important clowns”.This comedy duo are a lightweight in Colombo.

    Reply : 183       25

    Pasad Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:10

    All the political drama aside, Mr. Tamil, why would anyone care if you are high caste or low caste. It only matters that you are citizen of this country. It does not matter you are sinhalese, tamil, muslim, burger, marsian or whatever, why would anyone care of your caste? Please!!

    Reply : 1       62

    Jehan perera Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:29

    High caste ???? We don't care about your caste. It's the behavior of a person that shows the caste of the person. MS showed the world his caste on 26th October. Also TNA showed the world how they value democracy. As a sinhalease I am proud of them

    Reply : 3       62

    Sunil Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:48

    You label yourself high class but your comment indicates you are probably an untouchable or even lower.

    Reply : 1       48

    Pathy Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:33

    Who cares you cast here?

    Reply : 0       41

    Ramu Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:05

    Why do you bring cast here ,its personal,we keep it for ourselves

    Reply : 0       7

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:11

    Of course Jehan, TNA was valuing democracy and nothing else

    Reply : 4       2

    Sunil Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:18

    Couldn’t even laugh, 5 th time president said , 5 th time they listen,Who Mentally sick ????What a shame and cheap, in the so called top

    Reply : 1       114

    Dinesh Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:24

    The stupidest ruler we ever had in the history of Sri Lanka

    Reply : 4       161

    Kumar Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:37

    Let me elaborate MS statement further. What he want the parliament to do is select his hand pick. It is like a the game kids play to select a winner. Next it may turn to rock, paper scissors.

    Reply : 1       127

    Lawry Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:00

    Appoint GL Pieris. Bribe him to join UNP. Such a law abiding man.

    Reply : 20       7

    Vijaya Saturday, 1 December 2018 22:07

    GL,are you mad. He has a convoluted mind. MS must have acted on GLs advice.

    Reply : 0       4

    Naufer Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:00

    The worst useless elected ruler ever we have seen is Maithripala Sirisena.

    Reply : 1       32

    PG Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:12

    This man is crazy. Really he is! He think the country is his private property

    Reply : 2       34

    Jaya Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:12

    We should have retirement age for these lunatics who don’t care for the future generations

    Reply : 1       28

    Yahiya Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:22

    Set of jokers.

    Reply : 1       17

    Lankan Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:58

    This man must be removed from the presidency soon. Otherwise our country is in great danger.There is no time left .People's power is the answer.This man is much more dangerous than anyone else.He does not seem to care at all about the people and the country.He is merciless and seems criminal in intent.We will have to reenact the French Revolution in Sri Lanka to save our country.

    Reply : 2       40

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:14

    That's what MS did. He removed Ranil who fits your description PERFECTLY

    Reply : 7       3

    Will Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:12

    Too much stress,go abroad spend few restful days and come back after SC judgement,the path would be take will be clear then

    Reply : 0       15

    Ram Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:25

    We have worst President in power. Does he knows our country is going thorough hell.

    Reply : 1       29

    Sambo Saturday, 1 December 2018 13:36

    Mr. President what's happening to you. Why do you want a motion to seek a prime minister. This is pure revenge. You are killing this country and its people. You are having a tag a war with the prime minister and that's no concern of the public. Take your grudgers and revenge else where and don't put this country in to more chaos. You will go down in history as a traitor.

    Reply : 2       38

    ggp Saturday, 1 December 2018 17:28

    Worst president we ever had . with a childish brain

    Reply : 1       11

    parakum Saturday, 1 December 2018 17:36

    MP Vasudeva is wring a book about President Sirisena, Title of the book "JANADHIPATHY (insert his famous 'P.."word here).

    Reply : 1       12

    Wise Donkey Saturday, 1 December 2018 18:35

    Then how did he dismiss Ranil and appoint Mahinda without consulting the parliament. President doesn't seem to be normal. We have become a laughing stock globally because of this man.

    Reply : 0       9

    Will Saturday, 1 December 2018 18:54

    Prez though eloquent, You need to know far more on mind set of humans,when you swear,I won't give PM post to Ranil,all your political enemies get joined and will made you to appoint him only,good if you not utter that,as you now saying you had problems with Ranil from the very first day,don't understand why you said,even won I won't give PM post to MR,if not treated like that , t he definitely get more than 113 in parliamentary election,

    Reply : 0       0

    marooned Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:20

    To all patriots of suffering lanka ....PLS PLS...Send him to Pollonar..waa???

    Reply : 0       3

    Ben Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:25

    Please do not under estimate MS. He still could have the GUTS and RUTHLESS decisions trump cardsImagine if he would call the MR family for a wonderful Hopper feed pretending to be very friendly, morning or evening.Make a simple statement to the nation, What my UNP friends could not do for 3 and a half years I have them all with me, I have the controlling power over them. .I am handing them over to the FCID and the hearings on the pending cases against them will commence from this moment and till then they will be under house arrest in my official residence under full security protection till they are found guilty or not guilty.Are you now happy?. .You will go down in history as a Hero.

    Reply : 0       1

    waduge Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:48

    MS ,he is not loyal to sri lanken . because his act of disloyal way

    Reply : 0       6

    sach Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:15

    Ranil slaves insult MS calling him Gamaya. But gamaya is way more intelligent than the royal educated Ranil. He knows Ranil cannot get majority in parliament he does not have majority even from the UNP.

    Reply : 9       1

    S.P.Ramkumar Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:34

    Problem here all of our executive presidents had became as Prime ministers but current President had not held the PM position. that is what he does not respect Parliamentary process. I hoped he will respect our old democratic system without tarnish people's mandate given the higher position.

    Reply : 0       3

    ram Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:03

    parliament proved they have not accecepted MR as prime minister. president should accecpt this first. it is the matter of opposirion to request for premiership

    Reply : 1       4

    smn Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:11

    Now Sirisena has no way to escape from this predicament.He is going to make more and more enemies. Aiyo Sirisena! Do not take any more stupid actions that would pave the path for your final destination.

    Reply : 0       3

    Steve Monday, 3 December 2018 12:54

    I think he should first learn to count marbles.

    Reply : 0       0

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