Speaker requests President, PM to limit political hostility

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is reported to have told President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that political hostility would be detrimental to achieve the Yahapalana (good governance) objectives of the government.

A meeting had taken place at a location in Colombo at a special request by the Speaker. The Speaker had explained to both the leaders that excessive political hostility displayed in the election platforms could become a hindrance to achieve Yahalapana objectives.

“Hon. President, Hon.Prime Minister, I am making a request. There is no politics here. As the Speaker, I am independent. I see that the orators from both the parties relentlessly expressing their views in political platforms. We have a plan of work to be achieved. We have to fulfil the objectives of late Ven. Maduluwave Sobhitha Thera. The economy has become unstable due to certain political speeches. There is fear in the minds of investors. The Stock Exchange can collapse. Investors think the country will turn unstable after the election. The international community, that got close to us recently, is facing a problem over this. Such problems will not be good for the country. I am humbly making a request for both of you to limit your hostility in the political stage. It is the need of the moment,” the Speaker said.

Political sources said that both the leaders cordially agreed with the request by the Speaker. (Ranjan Kasthuri)

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  • CLEAN Friday, 02 February 2018 08:34 AM

    Hon Speaker, please tell PM to be "CLEAN"

    Mr Facts Friday, 02 February 2018 08:43 AM

    Call me on speaker. First your be an impartial speaker who can act alone.

    ANTON Friday, 02 February 2018 08:55 AM

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR FOR FATHERLY ADVICE THESE TWO KIDS.

    ANTON Friday, 02 February 2018 09:01 AM

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR FOR GIVING FATHERLY ADVICE TO THESE TWO KIDS.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 02 February 2018 09:10 AM

    Not something new. It has been the spice at all political speeches up to now, coming out of the mouths from what ever color is holding an assembly or pocket meetings.

    H.D.Gunaratne Friday, 02 February 2018 09:27 AM

    At last the UNP seems to be having a man with a brain.

    dg Friday, 02 February 2018 09:32 AM

    Thank you Speaker. this is a sensible advise to hear during these days.

    Friday, 02 February 2018 09:52 AM

    babala.

    Ceylon Friday, 02 February 2018 09:52 AM

    No one can make idiots inteligent.

    Bala Friday, 02 February 2018 10:08 AM

    Anyway Ravi K has said not to take these political speeches seriously - all sides UNP SLFP SLPP and JV are all lying in other words.

    Sincere Friday, 02 February 2018 12:18 PM

    Jolly good. The 3rd citizen of the country advising the 1st and the 2nd stop fighting.

    Ravindra Ekanayake Friday, 02 February 2018 12:47 PM

    My hats off to Hon Speaker. What ever said this Govt should continue in order achieve the promises give to public in 2015 Jan 8

    Rasheed Friday, 02 February 2018 03:35 PM

    He knows that he will be in trouble if they fall out.

    alam Friday, 02 February 2018 04:16 PM

    Great advice. President and PM should think of the country and not to individual parties both joined hand to develop the country therefore please do so. not trying to build your parties.

    Inayathullah Friday, 02 February 2018 05:25 PM

    I highly appreciate Hon.Speaker for his impartial matured manner which is highly and timely act.

    Upul Friday, 02 February 2018 06:18 PM

    Why is the speaker so upset? Didn't he hear what Ravi K said recently? At least Ravi K was bold enough to tell the truth, that what the politicians say during an election period is not to be taken seriously.

    chandra Saturday, 03 February 2018 01:09 PM

    Speaker singing song to deaf 1st and 2nd Citizen.

    G.Balaretnaraja Saturday, 03 February 2018 03:12 PM

    Thanks Mr Speaker. Your request was over due." children don't like parents fighting" Surely, the learned parents should know this.


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