The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) yesterday said that they did not have any personal liking for United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe but they stood with the UNP chiefly to safeguard democracy and to uphold the Constitution that has been violated repeatedly.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen said there was no personal relationship between the ACMC and the UNP but we joined with them as a mark of protest against the blatant violation of the Constitution by the government and the President in particular.
He said all Sri Lankans were bound to act according to the Constitution and no one is allowed to violate it. The removal of Mr. Wickremesinghe from the Prime Minister's post was a clear violation of the Constitution and that was why we have joined to fight against this injustice, the ACMC leader said.
“All Sri Lankans are bound to act according to the Constitution and no one can violate it. President Sirisena claimed that even if all 225 MPs accepted want to bring deposed PM Wickremesinghe back he would not allow it. This statement itself is a violation of the Constitution. We oppose all these anti-constitutional acts and statements by President Sirisena, MP Bathiudeen said, adding certain media outlets have been misled into believing that the ACMC was colluding with the UNP to re-appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM which is not true". (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Senior Citizen Friday, 7 December 2018 08:14
One has to agree that My3's statement that he will not appoint RW as P.M. even if all 225 MPs wanted him, is most reprehensible and highly unbecoming of a person holding the position of President. It is a pointed insult to All who voted for him. I am ashamed that I voted for him.
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rama Friday, 7 December 2018 08:42
Mr President Time to act against the vilpattu devastation.Hope you have no further interest to protect traitors.
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S.P.Ramkumar Friday, 7 December 2018 12:02
We know you have only commercial reason.
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USD Friday, 7 December 2018 12:26
Disgrace,This man gets money from Qatar,while keeping lion share to himself and spend the balance to de-forest Wilpattu to initiate tribal colonization for Muslims which brought in from various pats of the country,he gets money and expect vote for it, government should put up more security points and remove unauthorized dwellings,
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Prasana Friday, 7 December 2018 18:03
He is the Minister of “Forest Destroying”
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