Coalition government: MR says only a proposal on the table

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said at present there was only a proposal on the table to form a coalition government and re-iterated that there had been no discussions in this regard as yet.

Responding to a question raised by a journalist at the Abhayaramaya in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said there was only a proposal on the table at the moment.

“We want to intervene to prevent a crisis in the country in order to help the people. However, there is no talk of a coalition government. There is only a proposal. We don’t know until it happens and the chances of it happening are extremely slim. However, if a proposal comes from that side, then we can decide on it as a party,” he said.

When asked about the fuel price increase, he said no one even knew anything about the fuel pricing formula or how it is calculated. “What is this formula? Neither the President nor the Prime Minister know about this formula. Even the Finance Minister has said he doesn’t know it so then who is supposed to know? The rupee depreciation is also a cause for this fuel price increase. This clearly shows the the government is incapable of running the country,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Buddhist Friday, 12 October 2018 05:59 AM

    Mahinda will agree to a coalition Govt only if the President agrees to forget about all Rajapakse family legal actions.

    moron Friday, 12 October 2018 06:29 AM

    is he trying to start coup of some sort.

    Umen Friday, 12 October 2018 10:17 AM

    Why would he bother about a coup unseat this unpopular government

    rew Friday, 12 October 2018 11:15 AM

    MR has no chance and no moral or legal grounds to dismiss the government.

    Dhammika Friday, 12 October 2018 05:46 PM

    MR and the JO has NO majority to form a govt . so even the proposal will NOT materialise.

    TONY Friday, 12 October 2018 08:42 AM

    "COALITION TO HELP THE PEOPLE" OR LOOT THE PEOPLE

    Dhammika Friday, 12 October 2018 10:22 AM

    LOOT the people in the form of HELPING the people. (eg . Helping Hambanthota)

    Dee Friday, 12 October 2018 11:27 AM

    What else was laid on the Table?

    UNDER THE TABLE Friday, 12 October 2018 01:35 PM

    What else UNDER THE TABLE - other than the looted money

    TONY Friday, 12 October 2018 01:57 PM

    IT MY ONLY DESIRE

    raj Friday, 12 October 2018 04:54 PM

    MR ( Master Rogue) in action

    Ghost Friday, 12 October 2018 06:08 PM

    Of course if it's drinkable he'll lap it up in no time!

    GH Saturday, 13 October 2018 11:34 PM

    Your Excellency, a KING does not need a coalition partner, sir, you are peoples' choice, .await your clear turn that will flourish shortly.

    Borat Sunday, 14 October 2018 06:20 PM

    All these lechers in there for power power transforms to loot. This is not good of country but oneself. Aren’t we capable to decimate these politicians?


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