Stating that there is a possibility of a quick end to the present political crisis in the country, UNP MP Ajith P. Perera yesterday said his party has had discussions with SLFP and with some in SLPP.
“We have been talking to various political parties,” he said while adding that it would be a welcome move if President Maithripala Sirisena had expressed positive sentiments. He was actually referring to a statement that have been made by MP John Amaratunga that there has been positive response from President when he met him recently.
However, he said the party will have to settle matters in the streets on December 17, 2018, if President does not act positively to resolve the crisis. He said what UNP intends doing on December 17 is a Jana Bala Mehevuma at Galle Face Green. “We will reveal what we will do in Galle Face on that day,” he said.
UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said the GCE Ordinary Level paper of 2016 was presented to courts as an evidence. This social studies paper he said asks a question on the powers which the President has to dissolve Parliament and the correct answer according to the marking scheme was that it could be done only when Parliament completes four and a half years of its term and also if a motion is passed in the House with a two thirds majority, calling for such a move. (Yohan Perera)
That means GCE Ordinary Level students knows about presidents powers than our existing ‘President!’ What a pathetic situation!!
GS Friday, 14 December 2018 01:51 PM
Please excuse the fellow - waht can you expect from a grama sevaka of yesteryear
cheers Friday, 14 December 2018 02:18 AM
what ever the janabala UNP does will not be effective and referendum should take place now and go for a general election soon
Joseph Friday, 14 December 2018 02:24 PM
Read The judgement carefully it says that the Prz cannot dissolve parliament before 4 1/2. So what is the purpose on wasting money on a referendum when the Prez cannot dissolve parliament now
Manel Friday, 14 December 2018 03:39 AM
The solution is to appoint a senior politician like Jayawickrama Perera as PM until the next election.
Sillo Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:04 AM
This is not a bad temporary solution.
Sillo Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:05 AM
This is a very good temporary solution
Lion Friday, 14 December 2018 03:48 AM
See you all dint give the exam papers to our dear President, he is the one suppose to give the answers.
rajitha7 Friday, 14 December 2018 05:13 AM
For the sake of everyone make Sajith the PM.
tha wa Friday, 14 December 2018 07:45 AM
if this news is correct.O level Students knows better than the president and the MP's and the legal pundits who twist and bend the laws and rules for their selfish motives. so we get people who know next to nothing who wants to rule Srilanka.....but they can worship keeping hands above their empty heads. that is why we get 94 O/L failed MP's if it is correct.even the professors turn and twist so they too are not better than O/L students.....
neil Friday, 14 December 2018 04:35 PM
Problem was no elections! Unrest built up in absence of elections (democracy). Give us provincial council elections. Only one we had we showed our thinking. Do not hang on to 2015 Jan
SL Friday, 14 December 2018 09:48 PM
Like the paddy field u back filled illegally? .
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