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Responding to one of the charges made in the no-confidence motion against him -- that he had become the Premier through the back door -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that he had accepted the post following a clear mandate .

Addressing a meeting in Galgamuwa, Mr Wickremesinghe said he became Prime Minister through the front door and when he retires from politics would leave through the same door.

He said those who were bringing the no-confidence motion against him were trying to grab power without a mandate. "These MPs are trying to form a government without a mandate and they don't have the right to do so as the people gave me the mandate to become Prime Minister on January 9," he said. He said these MPs would have been in the wilderness today if Parliament was dissolved on January 9, immediately after the presidential election.

Mr Wickremesinghe reiterated his call for the dissolution of Parliament without delay. "There are some MPs who are playing about using the oxygen supplied by President Maithripala Sirisena, and I request Mr. Sirisena to cut this supply of oxygen,” he said.

The Prime Minister also stressed the need for a new Parliament that would effectively resolve all the issues faced by the people. He said he would be able to return to power with the support of the southern voters. We will emerge strong after the general elections and fulfil the aspirations of the people," he said. (Sanjeewa Ratnayake and Yohan Perera)
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  • jay Monday, 08 June 2015 11:46 AM

    Sajith can be a better PM.pl; appoint him

    Gamini Monday, 08 June 2015 03:34 AM

    Brilliant talk,

    Siripala Monday, 08 June 2015 03:36 AM

    You did not become PM by winning an election. This appointment should be cancelled immediately.

    Srinath Monday, 08 June 2015 12:22 PM

    Wait for the election, we are waiting for our polling card!

    Gamini Monday, 08 June 2015 04:49 AM

    Well said, RW is a clean man. Highly appreciate it.

    Yan Monday, 08 June 2015 01:17 PM

    Maithree and Ranil combination is the best choice for Sri Lanka for coming decade.. Otherwise the country will plunge into an uncertainty....

    BlackHole Monday, 08 June 2015 07:04 AM

    Ranil, for a start try to win an election using just your gas. You have no public mandate. We voted for the "Swan" and was rewarded with a victory for our great president. Hope you get soon.

    Darm Monday, 08 June 2015 07:15 AM

    You were scared to fight against MR and found a scapegoat like in 2010. The game worked in 2015 unexpectedly. The election was held to choose a president not PM. Next time come forward and contest without coming through the back door.

    ANTON Monday, 08 June 2015 07:18 AM

    SIR , NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU ENTERED, WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS TO LOOK AFTER THE HOUSE WELL, BECAUSE OLD KING IS TRYING TO ENTER THROUGH THE ROOF.

    naresh Monday, 08 June 2015 08:01 AM

    Mr prime minstertime to go now, you always have short period, time is up for you to go and hand over your party to younger people like Sajith

    BSum Monday, 08 June 2015 08:06 AM

    Seriously ? Then why you were the opposition leader for 13 years ?

    susil Monday, 08 June 2015 08:11 AM

    Well said ,we all know that that you are absolutely cleanPolitician the Country has ever seen the people know and we wish you all the blessings for you to Govern this messed up Country,we we are with your team all along

    Sikuru Tuesday, 09 June 2015 09:26 AM

    But I saw his name in the MY3s election Manifesto

    anura Monday, 08 June 2015 08:53 AM

    keep dreaming !!! what er about then 20A promise.

    Rajendra Monday, 08 June 2015 09:29 AM

    Hi Ranil, UNP is not the party holds majority of Members of Parliament. People gave their vote in the Presidential election for SLFP not for UNPPlease Keep in Mind and Do not throw mud on the MR

    Lakshman De Silva Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:21 AM

    I can see that Ranil Wickramasingha is oblivious of the Laws and the Constitution

    lab Monday, 08 June 2015 06:50 PM

    Great

    lucky Monday, 08 June 2015 09:50 AM

    Clear mandate is not an issue but performance may be the problem.

    Bond Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:01 PM

    Very well Sir, if you have such a mandate face the "No Confidence Motion" like a man. Do not give excuses and hide behind words.

    MR Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:04 PM

    "Hang in there buddy"....you are on a life support!

    Police-Junta-PM Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:13 PM

    It is your version not ours who voted M3

    Ron Monday, 08 June 2015 04:03 PM

    He was not elected by SLFP voters

    words Monday, 08 June 2015 10:18 AM

    Clean man that appointed the biggest crook in the country - RK-to run the most important ministry.. ??? LOL

    Damien Sunday, 07 June 2015 10:41 PM

    You are trying to destroy our beautiful country. Pack your bags and leave immediately

    ranji Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:08 PM

    Pls know the meaning of a presidential election

    Dev Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:09 PM

    I didnt see your name in the ballot paper sir

    channa Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:13 PM

    Day dreaming !!

    upali Monday, 08 June 2015 10:49 AM

    Very unlikely

    Praba Monday, 08 June 2015 04:26 PM

    Mandate is for MY3 and not for u. You hv lost 28 times in a row. U came through back door. Better stop vengeance and go for an election.

    Eranga Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:15 PM

    Sorry to say this but lying has become so easy for you after 2005

    keith Monday, 08 June 2015 10:58 AM

    No one voted for you. People voted for MY3. How can you claim of a mandate without receiving a single vote

    Gamini Monday, 08 June 2015 11:02 AM

    Clear mandate, first job to install a friend and rob the bank?

    Push Monday, 08 June 2015 04:31 PM

    Though all your actions are not perfect country needs a leader like you. Not one like MR.

    Harry Monday, 08 June 2015 04:32 PM

    so you admit the old king on top..

    Harry Monday, 08 June 2015 04:34 PM

    Cleanliness showed with the appointment of Central Bank Governor!

    Saman Monday, 08 June 2015 02:30 AM

    Clear mandate from whom?


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