Prez has no moral right to speak of decency

23 November 2018 09:40 pm - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today President Maithripala Sirisena, who so blatantly violated the Constitution by setting up an illegal government had no moral right to speak of decency and correctness in the fight against his unconstitutional acts.

He told parliament that the President's political coup violated his mandate, the Constitution and decency and that they were fighting against this coup.

The no-confidence motion presented by the JVP against the illegal government was passed under Standing Orders and Parliamentary tradition and the President should now take action based on it without looking for loopholes.

"Head of the Parliament is the Speaker not the President. President has no right to question the decisions taken by Parliament. The President also has to abide by the Constitution. He should now appoint a new government and a Prime Minister without plunging the country into further chaos, crisis and instability," he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said with enactment of the 19th Amendment, the executive could not overpower the legislature.

"The core of the 19th Amendment was to strengthen Parliament. The provision of the Constitution for the President to dissolve parliament was removed by the 19th Amendment," he said and added that if the President continued to violate the Constitution, they would consider taking action against him.

Mr. Dissanayake said the shortcomings of the UNP government had led to the conspiracy. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Unchikun Friday, 23 November 2018 10:03 PM

    Total agree with you Anura. Sirisena is now in a hopeless situation. I too have to take some blame for voting for such a character. Ranil too has to take the blame for bring a joker as a candidate.

    Bernard Friday, 23 November 2018 10:04 PM

    Time is right for the impeachment against “M”Sirisena

    vithura Friday, 23 November 2018 10:05 PM

    No mincing of words here, spot on!

    Shan Friday, 23 November 2018 10:16 PM

    Uruwarige Wannila Aththo (Vedda Chief) can do a better job as President of Sri Lanka

    Nadaal Friday, 23 November 2018 10:33 PM

    I always voted for JVP. But now I hv decided never to vote for them. They are as shameless as the rest

    cicero Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:41 PM

    Ok MR Bot. We all know who you really vote for.

    Sunil Friday, 23 November 2018 10:34 PM

    Well said Mr. Anura. Today you become voice of truth beside voice of voiceless. Keep up great works going forward.

    Honesty Friday, 23 November 2018 10:36 PM

    Anura, President must go for a medical check up and see whether he is normal or abnormal. He acts like a deaf and blind person. His honesty and intergrity is tarnished.

    Disawe Friday, 23 November 2018 10:49 PM

    Yes true Sri Lankan citizens are waiting to call someone else’s name as the President.

    TJ Friday, 23 November 2018 10:57 PM

    The whole country knows that he is an unprincipled individual who is highly insensitive to others feelings and tragedies.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 23 November 2018 11:29 PM

    You said a mouthful comrade!

    Rubu Friday, 23 November 2018 11:41 PM

    You are absolutely correct and I laud you for stating the fact. The president has lost any and all credibility, he has no morals, values or principles, leave alone no education nor wisdom - he is a two legged moron - a prick.

    Hodha Hitha Friday, 23 November 2018 11:42 PM

    If an ordinary citizen does an illegal thing he or she will be convicted. But can we take PM Sira to courts for forming an illegal so called government. I am sira (serious) on Sira's action

    jayanth Saturday, 24 November 2018 12:01 AM

    Then What Decency Murderous JVP has to talk about it?Then What Decency JVP has by loosing its dignity and becoming watch dogs for UNP ?

    ravin Saturday, 24 November 2018 12:23 AM

    Decency !!! after eating hoppers everything you do is decent.

    Kavantissa Saturday, 24 November 2018 12:27 AM

    As a matter of fact Sri Lankans - particularly the Sinhalese Buddhists - do not have any decency to talk about..

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:09 PM

    Come on Dissa, you are the man of the Match yesterday. Keep on fighting until MS

    Moiez Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:09 PM

    Well said Anura keep it up, teach MS what is decency if he doesn't know. We sri lankans decided to vote for you.


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