We don’t like to attend an illegal gathering: MR

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Responding to a question as to why the government MPs had boycotted parliament sittings once again, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday explained that they don’t intend attending an illegal gathering.

“We are not avoiding anything. We simply don’t like to attend an illegal gathering,” he told journalists in parliament, adding that parliament sessions were being held illegally and accused Speaker Karu Jayasuriya of not respecting the law. “The Speaker doesn’t respect the law. We decided not to attend because of his arbitrary actions,” he said.

When asked how the crisis situation would be resolved if the situation continued in this manner, Mr. Rajapaksa said it would be resolved. “We are awaiting,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)\

 

 

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  • Mr. Wonderful Friday, 30 November 2018 09:22 AM

    The only venue that illegal gatherings occur at is your home sir. Enough with the nonsense! We are tired of you!

    Dee Friday, 30 November 2018 09:38 AM

    Why, Abhayarama?

    Hats Off Friday, 30 November 2018 09:47 AM

    Hats off , " Mr Wonderful" for your wonderful comment.

    Mandy Friday, 30 November 2018 10:34 AM

    Why at the Prez Secrt the gatherings of the de facto cabinet without legal status is identical status according to you.

    sobers Friday, 30 November 2018 09:24 AM

    You need to respect the parliament. It was undoubtedly proved that you lost the No confidence motion. So what else?

    DON'T FOOL THE PEOPLE Friday, 30 November 2018 09:26 AM

    What do you mean by illegal parliament/gathering?YOU YOUR SELF IS A ILLEGAL PM AND FIT TO BE ARRESTED FOR COUP.

    PC Friday, 30 November 2018 09:26 AM

    The illegal gathering is headed by him. He must be thinking that the people of this nation are fools.

    Sarcasm Friday, 30 November 2018 09:29 AM

    I'm sure everything else these Rajapakshas are up to are LEGAL.

    Saman Friday, 30 November 2018 09:30 AM

    So sad. Remember Mahinda...When you point one finger at others, there are three fingers pointing back to you.

    Moda Friday, 30 November 2018 09:39 AM

    Oi! Your illegal.

    ANTON Friday, 30 November 2018 09:39 AM

    WHATEVER THE PRESIDENT ALLOWS IN THIS COUNTRY IS LEGAL. ACCORDING TO MR , PRESIDENT IS ALSO DOING ILLEGAL THINGS ???

    Potta Harry Friday, 30 November 2018 09:45 AM

    Only accept and make illegal appointments

    TONY Friday, 30 November 2018 09:54 AM

    IT BECAME AN ILLEGAL GATHERING AFTER THE PRESIDENT APPOINTED YOU WHO HAS NO MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT AS PM. YOU ARE NOW MARKING TIME TILL MS AND SB GET YOU THAT ELUSIVE NUMBER 113

    Samson Friday, 30 November 2018 09:54 AM

    Sorry to hear that parliament is an illegal gathering. You and your so called cabinet are illegal through a coup.

    Gamini Friday, 30 November 2018 09:54 AM

    I am lost for words! Look into the mirror to see who did everything illegally. You act, talk and deceive people with no shame. Parliament did everything according to the rules. You are the leader of the illegal bunch. Just look at the footage of Nov.15th to see how legal their acts were.

    Sofia Friday, 30 November 2018 09:58 AM

    Why do not you go to Courts as you and your Jokers say every mouthful every day or resolve it by showing a majority.

    Jack Friday, 30 November 2018 10:04 AM

    that has been told by illegal prime minister of the illegal government.

    Nadia Friday, 30 November 2018 10:30 AM

    This is hilarious. I wonder if he/they really believe what they say. Would be funny if it wasn't so dangerously desperate

    Jude Friday, 30 November 2018 10:54 AM

    Look who's talking!??? I wonder which part of his body doing the talking!! Huh

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 30 November 2018 11:42 AM

    MR declare move on the part is ill legal - before the order -it looks -is contempt of court

    Sunil Friday, 30 November 2018 01:09 PM

    Ya you right sir , only legal geathering now a days at welikada prison

    Jeremy Friday, 30 November 2018 03:14 PM

    Keeraipidi Friday, 30 November 2018 03:37 PM

    Has this person just declared this Parliament illegal?

    Sri lankan Friday, 30 November 2018 03:51 PM

    Look at the people who are following you.They are crooks who have robbed poor Mother Lanka.Stop your tom foolery and for heaven's sake do not try to fool the people with your childish tactics and leave.

    Honest Criticism Friday, 30 November 2018 04:05 PM

    Mr. Wikramasinha became PM in 2015 without a majority. If it was constitutional then why not when Mr. Rajapaksha was appointed as the PM in 2018? It's the same constitutional authority. So stop this double standard. Get over it. I am not interested in politics. I see the hostile Diaspora factions against our homeland prefer and endorse Mr. Wikramasingha's administration over Mr. Rajapaksha's.

    vithura Friday, 30 November 2018 05:11 PM

    The guy does not disappoint people by coming out with his hilarious statements! With so many investigations and cases against him, his associates, relatives and his immediate family members, he talks about legality, nice comedy script which suits him well.


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