Entire P’ment to be Govt. after polls

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The entire Parliament will be converted into a government after the next general election and it would not be a government of one party alone, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Addressing a ceremony organized by his alma mater Royal College Colombo to felicitate him and other ministers who were old boys of the school, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the whole Parliament would be converted into a government that would run the country for five years.

"Many ask me whether the UNP would form a government alone or if it would form an administration with the SLFP or whether it would form an anti Mahinda government. But my answer is that we will turn the entire Parliament into a government," he said.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said the all-party government would rule the country for five years and then whoever got a majority at a general election held after five years would rule the country next.

"We will get together and build the nation in five years and make Sri Lanka the best country in Asia," he said.

We will build a future for every student in the country, he told the children.

"I have returned to the school of our fathers for the third time. I first did it twenty years ago and then returned to school after eight years. It took me ten yeas to come to school as the Prime minister," he added.

He recalled distinguished Royal College old boys such as the late Anagarika Dharmapala and J R Jayawardene and a host of others who had played outstanding roles in shaping the country.

Ministers Lakshman Kiriella, Sajith Premadasa, Rauff Hakeem, D M Swaminathan, Gayantha Karunatilleke, Ravi Karunanayake and Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva were present at the ceremony. The presence of opposition MPs  Dinesh Gunawardane and TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran was a notable feature  at the ceremony. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 43

  • Non-Royalist II Friday, 13 February 2015 04:25 PM

    yes non-royalist anagarika darmapala was from the school by the sea. via DM Android App

    hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:45 AM

    Yeah right they promise lot of things after election. So s people will give their vote for these promises via DM Android App

    mukka Friday, 13 February 2015 12:53 PM

    You need a little bit of Wisdom to understand what he tries to say!

    Kumar Saturday, 14 February 2015 06:53 AM

    Why go to an election in April wasted money let the parliament elect the Primeminister Shelf the democracy for five years

    Justin Keppetiyagama Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:26 AM

    If the entire Parliament to be converted into a government to run the country all 225 MPs should be appointed as Ministers. This is how it should be done.1.Appoint 30 MPS as Cabinet Ministers2. Appoint all others as non Cabinet Electorate Development Minister. They should execute cabinet decisions at electorate as far as they are applicable to affairs in their particular electorates

    Mohideen Friday, 13 February 2015 09:56 AM

    "Which made you to be The PM only for two years last time" RE WETUNU WALEMA DAVALUTH WETENNA YANAWO

    rosebud Friday, 13 February 2015 01:31 PM

    If everyone is in the government who will be in the opposition What a ridiculous state of affairs via DM Android App

    Jay2 Friday, 13 February 2015 10:01 AM

    under what law? is that your lichchavi democracy?

    leena Friday, 13 February 2015 10:01 AM

    You believe that MS would have become president without RW ?

    Esala Friday, 13 February 2015 01:36 PM

    Paw, Day dream.

    An Advice Friday, 13 February 2015 01:55 PM

    MR. Ranil do not work now like breaking the promises... Always try respect the people and parties who supported.. Do not work with your individual decision..if continue like this...people will turn to other side like in this past. So try make use of this opportunity in clever way Sir

    J Palitha Friday, 13 February 2015 10:33 PM

    Did you wash clothes to Mahinananda, Weerawansa or Mervyn Silva?

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 13 February 2015 10:35 PM

    Over to you, one more reminder IGP. Sir, your prompt action needed to arrest these guys and later investigate. You have the power.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 February 2015 10:24 AM

    Taking action against Mahinda

    J Palitha Friday, 13 February 2015 10:28 AM

    May be Ranil would have sent them through the VIP Terminal.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 February 2015 10:31 AM

    Honestly, now no noise about these idiots. Why?

    J Palitha Friday, 13 February 2015 10:49 PM

    First arrest these thugs and talk about a united government. Thugs are moving freely.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 10:34 AM

    You as a Gentleman should stick on to your word un-like liar Mahinda.

    senthu Friday, 13 February 2015 11:03 PM

    The way you commanding both languages are wonderful. :)

    Giabao Friday, 13 February 2015 02:29 PM

    No this one he said - he said some "lichchavi" method of government or something. LOL

    bandu Saturday, 14 February 2015 10:42 AM

    Opposition is there to be watchful. then who is watching the wrong doings of the government. bulshit

    adamsapple Friday, 13 February 2015 02:44 PM

    LOL... wow.. RW.. Are afraid of the election?

    Waco Friday, 13 February 2015 02:48 PM

    ANAGARIKA Dharmapala studied at St: Thomas College at Mountlavinia as well.

    Prem Nath Friday, 13 February 2015 11:18 AM

    Mr.RW the new Medusa

    Waco Friday, 13 February 2015 02:52 PM

    Remember Genersl Sarath Fonseka too will be in the Parlment by then. He will not allow the country to get ruined. He sacrificed his whole life to save this country.

    Waco Friday, 13 February 2015 03:06 PM

    Few people are trying to inject fear in to people about Genaral Sarath Fonseka. Genaral Fonseka was treated in the most inhuman manner by the then rulers.

    Waco Friday, 13 February 2015 03:11 PM

    General Sarath Fonseka took up to Arms to defend and save the country. He looked after the welfare of civil people in operational areas, where there were no welfare services.

    S.Sriranjan Saturday, 14 February 2015 08:19 PM

    No More Complains to Bribary Commission!!!

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 13 February 2015 08:55 AM

    I cannot trust you Sir. You say something and do something. (Ref: Port City Project) ...

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 13 February 2015 08:57 AM

    OK, that is later but now tell us when your Govt. is going to arrest the UPFA Main culprits Weerawans, Mahinananda, Mervyn Silva etc.,

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 February 2015 08:59 AM

    Do you want to pacify and pet the worst culprits and get them into your lap? You may have a down fall if you do so. Arrest the looters of our country first and be a winner.

    TONY Saturday, 14 February 2015 12:55 AM


    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 February 2015 09:02 AM

    Because of MS you became PM, now you are trying to gather all rotters into your fold, absurd Sir.

    Non Royalist Friday, 13 February 2015 11:40 AM

    Was Anagarika Dharmapala a Royalist? Thouhgt he was from the school by the sea.

    Arunasalam Friday, 13 February 2015 03:35 PM

    That will be real wonder of Asia,oh no,added to the existing wonders of the world.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 13 February 2015 09:08 AM

    Now to see that you will go to Carlton to have a cup of Black Coffee with MR.soon. Be strong and trap the looters instead of bluffing.

    senator Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:39 PM

    Means MR can become the prime minister if parliament is to elect one..

    Senthu Friday, 13 February 2015 09:15 AM

    royal way of doing politics in SL

    Waco Friday, 13 February 2015 09:20 AM

    No opporsition. That will not be Democracey.

    Rpp Friday, 13 February 2015 09:14 PM

    Here we go....this us the biggest threat to democracy in our country. Common, we need a good opposition. If your guys both join who represent the the general public?

    Suranimala Friday, 13 February 2015 09:31 AM

    What a dumb idea. So we will have 220 crooks fleecing the country in perfect harmony, with no one to say a word against.

    starpoint Friday, 13 February 2015 12:25 PM

    Go too after SB Dissanayake, Rohita Abeygunawardene and the Royal Family. By the way, what happened to that accusation that the First Lady is involved in a huge gold-racket ? No more informations to the public ?!

    RuwanL Friday, 13 February 2015 09:32 AM

    Are you saying that we will not have an opposition? will every one be a minister? and all will play out the country together? Is this type of governance practiced anywhere in the world?

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