Sampanthan requests President to implement 2015 mandate

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Ahead of the no confidence motion, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan called on President Maithripala Sirisena today and stressed that the government should implement the mandate given at the Presidential Election on January 8, 2015.

Mr. Sampanthan told Daily Mirror that the TNA could not take a final decision on the no-confidence motion, and it would be done tomorrow.

“I informed the President about it,” he said.

Asked whether it means the present set-up of the government should continue, he said it was not for him to decide it.

However, he said the TNA wanted stability in the country to resolve issues such as economic and democratic matters and the ‘national question’. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • johan Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:45 PM

    Yes he will not play hide and seek like JO,SLFP,UPFA and UNP,UNF.He is well experienced politician, will only concentrate only what is necessary for his people and thereafter decide on Governments stability which cannot be changed as pillows for the headache.

    Shan Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:46 PM

    PM should survive NCM not because he is good, but because JO plans are evil.

    Saradiel Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:03 PM

    Agree to some extent. However he should leave gracefully sooner than later. His period is over for sure.

    Review cric Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:11 PM

    My3 please uphold your mandate. We didn't ask you for a change of constitution but a curbing of executive power and actually getting the country in order.

    Citizen Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:19 PM

    Why is Sampanthan telling the President to implementthe 2015 mandate only now I.e after three years ?

    ram Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:59 AM

    because president didn't do anything on tamils matter.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:19 PM

    Sirisena never did it and never do it because he is a dirty thief same as mahinda.his jib is to protect thieves and benefits from thieves.

    siduhath Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:39 PM

    onenof the most respected politician supporting thr best politician sri lanka produced

    das Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:43 PM

    Perhaps the only straightforward man and political party in Sri Lankan politics today. I don't agree with his ideology, but he has my utmost respect.

    Gemba Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:03 AM

    Does anyone know what the Tamils want other than elam? Can the TNA leader make a list for me. I can prey for them when I go to heaven.

    ram Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:02 AM

    Gemba have you woken up after 30 years of sleep

    Hautaum Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:26 AM

    Sir, your grip has already loosen and should understand present subject of no confidence motion

    Chandu Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:01 AM

    You mean that secret pact ?

    lanka Wednesday, 04 April 2018 03:33 PM

    TNA the most illegal opposition in the world! Sixteen Tamil members of a ethnic party representing minority Tamil interests only. Government perks for a useless opposition.


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