President calls all-party conference

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President Maithripala Sirisena has called an all-party conference with the participation of all political parties represented in the Parliament, in order to discuss the current political crisis in the country, Presidential Media Division said.

It said that the all-party conference will be held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo at 5.00 p.m. tomorrow (18).

The PMD also said that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has also been invited for the conference.


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  • Andos Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:43 PM

    Here we go again... SIRISENA..

    malij Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:19 AM

    Another eyewash for the world to show that he is concerned. Bull shit. He is concerned only about his power

    TONY Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:44 PM


    TONY Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:46 PM


    Purpose Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:49 PM

    You all have now had enough meetings and conferences but nothing good has happened. Ensure that this crisis must come to an end and not to agree here and disagree in the parliament.

    Rohan Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:50 PM

    It is very clear that you don't want to work with Ranil because you DON'T like him, for whatever reason. That means that you think that too cannot get on. O.k. fine. Then why don't YOU GO instead of him?The people know that you don't have a 'head'.

    666 Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:25 AM

    The rift started soon after UNP started sending signals that they would field their own candidate for the Presidency next time. The reasons he has put forward are absolute bunkum.

    Lilantha Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:54 PM

    All parties should boycott the meeting

    Cluless Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:56 PM

    Whatever you try the masses doesn't accept MR as the PM.

    Nimal Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:57 PM

    All political parties representing the Parliament have declared their stance at the Parliament over the past three days, one party as hooligans and others, democratically, in a respectable manner. So what is the mighty need at this hour to summon another all party conference? What difference will it make?

    Julampitiya Amarai Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:57 PM

    Now , I think that there was a BIG rift between My3 and RW before 26th of OCT. I think RW is against the decision to send all MR’s gunta’s to the prison . As the verdict of many high profile cases are looming , several Rajapakse’s are about to face the music . RW wanted the name STATSMAN to be wrrriten in his headstone rather than Politician. All the problems the nation currently facing because the judges does not have proper spinal code .

    kondaya77 Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:13 AM

    The prez created this mess,he now needs help to get out of this mess. Poor fool!!!

    Devalei Kudda Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:41 AM

    Aney Sir, appey kuddu naduwa godda dala deepun! Many thanks.

    beau Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:16 AM

    There is nothing wrong with the President acting as per the rule book. The fault lies with all those MPs and ministers that took Aloysius and Mahendrans black moneycoming from the central bank bond scam. RW was the head of those gangsters. They do not want to be named and shamed, which is going to be the outcome. The buggers are fighting to save their own skins and nothing to do with saving democracy. If they wish to save democracy, let the people out their in the electorate decide at an election. The masses that gather in colombo streets are no more than a few thousand and they are not the majority. Go out and face the public in an election.

    punchi Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:40 AM

    No, keeps postponing till the astrological date comes up shortly to crown MR as his bedfellow - so the various twistsalmost daily!

    AINSLEY FERNANDO Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:42 AM

    The President should request the two LEGAL/ILLEGAL Prime Ministers to come with the list of names of the parliamentarians together their signatures who support them (UNF and POHOTTUWA excluding the neutral members) to show their majority. The signatures should be verified if there are any doubts. By doing this very simple act, the President and also the general public will come to know which party has got the majority. Then all the illegal acts of the parliamentarians will die a natural death.

    Nelum Sunday, 18 November 2018 10:47 AM

    Excellent idea.

    Gemunu Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:46 AM

    Waste of time. Sirisena is still trying delaying tactics. Hope party leaders can see through Sirisena’s motives.

    Meg Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:52 AM

    Party leaders must refuse to meet Sirisena until he acts on his previous promise to accept NCM.

    weera Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:23 AM

    After creating a huge mess in the government, having conferences with all the parties is not going to solve the problem. You should dissolve the parliament and allow the people to select a new Prime Minister and also a new President.

    RR Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:25 AM

    You dont need meetings like this to bluf people with your illegal stories. Every body knows the wrong things you have done for the country and the people. Better to get out and let the educated people to continue with the county’s governance.

    ediri Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:40 AM

    This stupid democracy introduced to us by westernnations must be destroyed and eliminated. democraticphilosophies did not bring any political or economic benefits to any south east Asian nations. south American countries continue to culture of poverty and discontent for donkeys years and countries living under constant threat of American invasion.Real free countries are china ,Russia, I don't know whether I include India,and Iran and north korea, almost all other countries in the WORLD live under illusion of freedom ..I appeal to countries armed forces to join oppressedvoice and rise up to destroy stupid democracy and its institutes, current leaderships and after dust settled think about new horizon of a fresh political system.All these peoples on this earth were not born at the behest of Sirisenas,rajapaksas , wickramasinghesTrump,teresa May or Maccrones.All we do is provide jobs to these jokers and get tax hikes in the endWe were born free and we rule our lives free.

    RP Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:44 AM

    "...My father is very innocent, but does not know what he is doing when angry. In his childhood, he set fire to a well harvested paddy field just bcos my grandfather gave him a tokka...."Chathurika Sirisena about her father on page 45 of her book "Mage Thaththa'Will this meeting produce results?

    Gama rala Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:50 AM

    This man Sirisena created the problem by buckling under when Rajapoxy blackmailed him about the behaviour of his son. Now he is trying to hare his guilt with the country.

    umberto Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:58 AM

    If all the parliamentarians attended the 5.00pm meeting, I wouldn't be surprised if a significant number of them went missing later that evening. God help them. The white vans are ready.

    Kumar Dissanayake Sunday, 18 November 2018 03:58 AM

    These talks are a ploy to buy time to allow more MPs to be bought over.

    Aney Paw Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:09 AM

    Monawaa karandadha bung natakan natapalla.

    Upul Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:16 AM

    What is the mess you are planning to do this time? Anyway, you have already messed it up right royally and there is nothing more you could do.

    K. C. John Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:43 AM

    He is probably calling this meeting to drop the Bond scam "bombshell" where 118 names are revealed. This cunning move has been planned as a trump all along. Why did he block all attempts to investigate pre - 2015 CB activities and insist only on the post -2015 period, when he himself was in charge?RW followed the proper judicial procedures in filing charges against the perpetrators of past misdeeds. But he, and much of the country for that matter, failed to understand that the people being dealt with are from the low-life strata to whom the Rule of Law, Parliamentary conventions etc mean nothing.

    raj Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:12 AM

    Instead of calling a parliamentary election or all party meeting, he should call for new presidential election to diffuse the situation and to respect the democracy. He needs to get a new mandate with his changing position. He does not have mandate to act in the way he acts now.

    Sambo Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:42 AM

    It's not the political parties problem, but its you who crated it. So now solve it or you should resign.

    vithura Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:09 AM

    If he thinks that this would wash with the international community, he is only deceiving himself! He created the mess and he should clean it up himself.

    mugunthan Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:20 AM

    Since independence we had great leaders who acted on principal, now we got a clown president who doesn't know what the principal means, definitely this man is mentally sick. For god sack if you love your country please resign.

    Patriot Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:51 AM

    The best solution is let MR resign, make RW PM again, get two third majority in the house n dissolve parliament n go for parliamentary n ptrsendential elections at same time. All these meetings etc will be of no use.

    Party Leaders Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:56 AM

    Sorry President, Sunday can not come for meeting. President of home affairs (Wife) will not allow. Today their day. You made problem in Parliament house and now trying to make problem in our own house by calling meeting on Sunday. Better solution call for President and Parliament together. Balance Citizens will take care this time.

    Lion Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:05 AM

    Hitler calls for meeting all should boycott

    Diogenes Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:10 AM

    This man should be banished (or exported) with his family!

    KILLING TIME Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:27 AM

    ANOTHER MOVE TO KILL TIME - probably awaiting the 5 bench - say after that - if the ruiing is yet not in this fellows favour - your guess is good as mine !

    AGENDA ? Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:29 AM

    Ask for the agenda

    Samson Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:56 AM

    This is also to buy time. Have the presidential and general elections together and save much needed money for the people.

    XXX Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:11 AM

    Don't trust him. It is just another ploy to buy time. He will never ever change the present government as he has gambled his future with its very existence.

    Shameer Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:24 AM

    All parties should lay out that, if president continues to be adamant then they will get together to vote for a 2/3 in parliament for a presidential election. Final. Game over.

    Zub Sunday, 18 November 2018 11:22 AM

    Respect the constitution of the country man!

    Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:57 PM

    Talk only, no correction until HE

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