Need two-thirds majority to replace saloon door with metal door: PM

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said a two thirds-majority was required to shut the 'saloon door' and fix a metal door instead to establish a stronger government.

He said this at an event organised by the 'Yuthukama' Organisation to felicitate Mr. Rajapaksa for completing 50 years in politics. It was held at the Foundation Institution on Monday evening.

The reference to the saloon door was made by Mr. Rajapaksa when he was the President to say that anyone could join or leave his political camp as they pleased.

At the event, Mr. Rajapaksa pointed out that a strong Constitution was essential to move the country forward.

"We are a nation with great victories. If we are to continue with these victories, we need a strong Constitution. If we are to amend the Constitution, we need a two thirds-majority," the Prime Minister said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • BigEars Tuesday, 07 July 2020 07:14 PM

    Looks like he is off his rocker. Talking absolute nonsense. Dementia !

    BigEars Tuesday, 07 July 2020 07:18 PM

    We need a steel door with a strong lock to keep looters off.

    Fastr Tuesday, 07 July 2020 07:45 PM

    Metal door is needed to use your families power base and do all corruptions. Please don’t fool by his gimmicks

    Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:04 PM

    There has been no victories after independence especialy not from your crooked family.

    ala Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:06 PM

    Go to hell shameless pig

    saman Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:07 PM

    That's is what is missing for you, my dear Mahinda.

    Joshua Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:07 PM

    Please keep dreaming as usual

    Raj Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:56 AM

    Isn't it a good idea to make a constitution with the support of different parties who has different ideologies. It will be acceptable for the whole population rather than a constitution for 67% of the people. 2/3 majority will not lead to a healthy democracy.

    Sampath Dissanayake Wednesday, 08 July 2020 06:34 AM

    You will not get this.

    Ramal Wednesday, 08 July 2020 06:37 AM

    A metal door and also an iron fist

    Magul sirisena Wednesday, 08 July 2020 06:55 AM

    The metal door will ensure that his family can run SL like his banana republic business. Noone else can get in or question the rajapoxys. Don't believe this rogue.

    Lion Wednesday, 08 July 2020 07:20 AM

    Shame shame this man after ruining this country and it’s values still in the stage asking for our vote.If he is given power that will be the end of this country as a civilized county.

    Dee Wednesday, 08 July 2020 07:45 AM

    You are loosing it! So are your brothers. Your kids will never get it. Guess what?

    MN Wednesday, 08 July 2020 07:46 AM

    Yes,all proofs,witnesses of Srilankan, Mig,Malwane many more inside lock steel door then dump deepest place along with the key

    Jaya Wednesday, 08 July 2020 08:54 AM

    Sad to see such lunatics on the stage. How can this guy think about the country? Aftrall one leg is in hell.

    Ravi Wednesday, 08 July 2020 09:00 AM

    So Mr Prime Minister you want 2/3rds power for you and your family to rob the balance part and sell the county to China.

    Tell the marines regarding your "saloon" and "metal" doors Wednesday, 08 July 2020 09:19 AM

    Reminds me of the 1950's song "green door" !. Jokes apart - No door is required. All get together and pass legislation for (1) - no cross overs (2) do away with pensions (3) No subsidized meals in parliament (4) Use of only vehicles from a pool. (5) publish the families wealth as it stands at the moment and annually. These are what the common man wants.

    Lost Lankan Wednesday, 08 July 2020 11:28 AM

    Welikada is fixed with metal doors any use? mobile phones and drugs are on the free move. Salon door is much better transparency. Metal door is just for the family to avoid poking their nose.

    Nilan Perera Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:51 PM

    This is what he dreams of despite having one foot in the grave. This, after putting the country itself in a deep hole.


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