Two opposition leaders in parliament: Sampanthan

19 December 2018 03:12 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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TNA Leader MP R. Sampanthan said there were two opposition leaders in parliament today as Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had appointed former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the opposition leader without removing him (Mr. Sampanthan) from the post.

Making a statement in parliament, Sampanthan said the actions of the speaker could be understood to have lacked the conviction to remove him from the post of Opposition Leader.

He also said Rajapaksa who was appointed to the position was not even an MP at the date of such recognition, as he had left the SLFP to join the SLPP.

“This would again suggest that your decision has been taken in haste and that your decision is in violation of our constitution," Sampanthan said.

  Comments - 30

  • Dr.Siri Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:50 PM

    Classic development

    Pradeepan Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:51 PM

    What an old fart. Terrorist sympathiser not even a worthy representative of the noble Tamil race, speakers of the world's oldest language.

    Banda Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:54 PM

    SO.. what is your issue? Law is law man. If you don't like it get away from politics.

    vithura Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:56 PM

    Your choice of words reflects the intellectual depths of your person. Personal likes and dislikes of the individual raising the legal point of order is not the focus here, rather its substance.

    lanka Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:59 PM

    Past 2 PMPresent 2 Opposition LeaderFuture 2 .........

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:03 PM

    Sampanthan's argument is absolutely correct. Rajapakse clearly left SLFP

    Anniyan Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:04 PM

    Tigers roaring ....

    Shan Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:05 PM

    Good to take to the Supreme Court for a solution.

    Vasa Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:09 PM

    Another classic example of DECEIT And DECEPTION by The so called Patriots and the Rajapakse clan.what a joke.Senile decay has certainly set in.

    Lokka Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:14 PM

    No problem Mr. Sambandan, pl. try to co-habit.

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:19 PM

    THIS WILL HAVE IMPACT ON VOTES

    lakmal Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:20 PM

    The comedy continues..........

    Mandayan Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:30 PM

    The cyclone around PM post now shifted to be around OL post!!

    Annoyed Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:31 PM

    Poor Mahinda can't seem to find a chair to sit on these days!

    Ajja Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:34 PM

    Go to Supreme Courts and correct the situation as Parliament is run by a ignorant lot.

    Saradiel Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:35 PM

    Ha ha haaaaa. We citizens got to laugh. What else to do. Have to thank MS for all this mess confusion and most importantly the entertainment :)

    hiru Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:37 PM

    that's why it is important to know the law! TNA is full of lawyers.

    Harvey Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:56 PM

    Sri Lankan Tamils historically produced some of the greatest Lawyers in Sri Lanka. Even Britain acknowledged it in the past.

    Johan Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:52 PM

    MR first fell into the frying pan now from frying pan to fire.Ha.Ha what a pathetic situation to him

    Keeraipidi Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:23 PM

    Lovely!

    Neil Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:56 PM

    We had duplicate PMs and now we have duplicate leaders of opposition what we badly need is a duplicate President. What a coconut republic is this.

    PN Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:57 PM

    Sir, I thought you are better than RW and MR had more class. I guess you are another crooked and power hungry Politican. Can you please step down and give the OL to MR without dragging this country further down. We need to get on with our lives.

    Upul Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:58 PM

    only in Sri Lanka.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:11 PM

    Mr. Sampanthan has a valid point ! may be he should bring that to the attention of sirisena ... he is more than capable of removing and reinstating parliamentarians with or without any reasons.

    DHA Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:11 PM

    Oh boy here we go again !!!

    Leo Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:23 PM

    Mr Speaker, this is not a good way to treat Mr Sampanthan who was a great friend in the hour of need to uphold the constitution and democracy.

    Jack Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:24 PM

    We had illegal PM too

    VJ Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:41 PM

    The speaker recognized MR as the opposition leader to highlight the fact that MR is not even an MP. Smpanthan MP responded accordingly. Another humiliation for rhe rouge PM.

    Bota Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:40 PM

    This is a well planned plot against former President by his own party.

    Banda Wednesday, 19 December 2018 05:51 PM

    OMG, be careful about 'Miris Kudu' again...


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