Govt. cannot be toppled: President

27 April 2016 05:53 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maitripala Sirisena, while noting today that the Government was stable, said there was no crisis in the SLFP but only a clash between a group of ‘rogues’ and those who were committed to taking forward Bandaranaike’s policies and principles forward.

Speaking to Newspaper Editors and Media institution heads at the President’s House, he said that if anyone thought of toppling the Government it would only be an ‘unfulfilled dream.”

He said that there was no way that the present Parliament’s composition can be changed in a conspiratorial manner to form a different government.

“The UNF has 108 and the UPFA 95. Therefore no one clearly has 113. If someone is making a new Government in a conspiratorial manner, without the consent of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and without my blessings, they should show 113 in Parliament.

“To show that 113 they should begin with the UPFA. Can they get the entire 95? They can’t. Then let’s say they can at least take 50 from that 95. Then they need another 63 to show the 113. Those seats they have to gather from the UNP, JVP or the TNA. I know that the members of the JVP and the TNA will not come to topple this Government. Then they have to get the seats from the UNP. The Government’s have been toppled earlier but I have never seen it happening in such numbers ever. Then it has to be a miracle. There won’t be crossovers in 30, 40, 50 or 60 in numbers. Therefore it cannot happen,” he said.


  Comments - 5

  • words Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:46 AM

    But you said Satin Vas was a rogue.. and he is with you now Confusing via DM Android App

    Sylvia Haik Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:32 PM

    Mahinda Rajapakse is clearly trying to topple the government not in a parliamentary way but by inciting civil disobedience over the recent tax increases.

    saman Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:43 AM

    in 100BC Julius Caesar thought the same. Almost 2100 years later MR thought the same.

    Wele Vidane Thursday, 28 April 2016 04:38 AM

    Sir, your math knowledge getting better. Try to understand other main subjects also.

    Manel Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:02 AM

    Those who want to topple the Govt have criminal track records. Be careful Mr President.

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