JO calls on govt. to get people's approval for their actions

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The joint opposition yesterday requested the Government to call for the people’s approval regarding several actions taken by the it, including its response to the assault on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Ibrahim Ansar in Kuala Lumpur on September 4.

Addressing a media briefing, joint opposition member and former minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said such incidents do not look good on Sri Lanka's resume, as the country's High Commissioner was a representative of the country’s pride and independence.

“When the assault on the High Commissioner was reported, there was a special seminar going on in Malaysia at Britain Cambridge University with the participation of intercontinental professionals including ministers, professors and lawyers. They have noticed this incident and one of them said that he did not have words to explain what had taken place there,” he added.

He said those professionals have also noticed that the High Commissioner was repeatedly beaten up by at least five persons. He also said such incidents had never taken place in the history of the country.

He said this sequence of events just goes to show how powerful the LTTE representatives were considering the seriousness of the assault on the High Commissioner. “The Government cannot go against these people as it was necessary for them to repay them for the favours the Tamils had done for them through their votes,” he added.

He said the people’s approval should also be called for the introducing of new bills including the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) Bill and the so-called reconciliation that was being planned.

He also urged the government to hold the local government elections immediately without offering lame excuses for not holding them.

“It is evident from the continuous postponing, that the Government is not keen on holding the local government election as they fear that they would be defeated,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • Don Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:31 AM

    No need for elections. Just point out corruption to help good governance. We dont want the regime that killed so many and stole peoples money back in power. via DM Android App

    upi Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:17 PM

    Did you get approval of the people for Vas Gunawardana to assault No is. Haha what a silly arse you have you have become with your imbecile utterances. Senile decay has set in please retire.

    BR Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:24 PM

    Professor please get the peoples approval before you organise another pada yatra .Otherwise it may turn out to be another 'pus wedillla "

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:29 AM

    During mara's period which you are one of the stooges , did he do that ?

    Cobra Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:50 AM

    Did your government do so in your time, sir???????

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:21 AM

    Did they obtain approval to rob us!!?

    Arjuna Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:24 AM

    Whether MR has obtained such a approval ?

    dulan Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:28 AM

    What a joker! How many times did MR's and his Govt get peoples approval for all acts they did such as Port City or Hambantota Harbour etc

    Jude Thursday, 15 September 2016 07:33 AM

    If you refresh your memory, people did give the approval for this Govt last year August!!!!

    jolly bird Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:26 AM

    The voice that doesnt attract anybody at anytime. via DM Android App

    Tissa Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:27 AM

    How many times this happened when your are a minister previous two governments via DM Android App

    Duminda Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:38 AM

    Can the JO please take the peoples approval prior to making media statements!

    Mahanama Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:00 AM

    Practice what you preach- or preach what you practiced!! Did you get the peoples approval for the (mis)deeds done during your regime??

    malij Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:09 AM

    Did you get people's approval during your time??

    TONY Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:13 AM

    PROF. FIRST THING PEOPLE VOTED THIS GOVT FOR A 5 YEAR TERM. DID MR ALSO GET APPROVAL FROM PEOPLE FROM TIME TO TIME BEFORE HE STARTED ON HARBOUR, CRICKET STADIUM AND AIRPORT IN HAMBANTOTA. HE DID WHAT HE PLEASED TO AMASS WEALTH FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY- IN SOLID CASH OR PERKS/BENEFITS

    daily boru Thursday, 15 September 2016 10:08 AM

    Just like you fellows got people's approval before paying Prabakaran and before killing Lasantha and Thajudeen etc.


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