Video: MR should vacate immediately: JVP

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today said if the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated at the election in January, he would have to vacate the office right after the results were announced.

JVP MP Tilvin Silva said the government was spreading the news that President Rajapaksa can hold the office for two more years though he was defeated.

“This is an utter lie. He can’t stay a minute longer in the office if he was defeated. The constitution has made sure of that,” he said.

He said the government had fabricated this story to encourage those who have pasted posters and cutouts for the President because they were uncertain about the victory of President Rajapaksa.  


Video by Sanath Desmond







  Comments - 13

  • Game Baiya Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:25 PM

    According to 31.4.b article of our Constitution, if the incumbent president looses the election, he has to vacate the post immediately. NO QUESTIONS. Newly elected president has to take oaths within 2 weeks.

    Cheers Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:27 PM

    You cannot compare rajapakse to jvp or you. Jvp killed innocent civilians more singhalese in 88/89 and you have no business to talk about rajapakse there is no comparison

    menhage Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:29 PM

    Give some time to handover all FILES (including his one) to MS and vacate.

    amhsco Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:42 PM

    interesting article on the presidential seat

    sam Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:45 PM

    Making an impossibility a dreaming possibility.

    Game Baiya Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:53 PM

    Refer Article 31.4.b of Sri Lankan constitution. Very clear the looser has to vacate immediately. No arguments are required.

    s Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:54 PM

    jvp barking mad do nothing you people only yap,,yap..yap.

    Bala Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:35 PM

    How can we have the Immediate Past President

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:11 PM

    When JVP quoting the relevant section in the constitution, some are pointing the finger and showing the moon. Madness.

    Sarath Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:28 PM

    After the presidential election Mahinda.Rajapaske the 3rd term president will change the electoral system and then what will happen to JVP? Because of MANAPA system you have 2 seats in the parliment but with old system all small parties will wipe away.

    chamila Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:04 PM

    how about u. u immediately vacate

    chandran Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:12 PM

    Look the motive behind JVP. No clear policies . MR will never loose. He can win even at 4th Term. This election is to show Tamil Diaspora how much he is popular and also to throw out some unwanted people. I am sure he will allow his siblings to come to power through merits.MR mus create some meaningful ministries to hardworking people like Basil, Wimal, Johnson, Bandula, SB,. Tissa has hunger to work after 10 years in opposition. Give him chance. Some youngsters should get positions. We must find a good diplomat and appoint highly professional people to important countries to handle the Tamil Diaspora effectively.Constitution should be amended to electoral system and partly proportional to have representatives from other nationalities and communities.

    Gona Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:11 PM

    If you are not vacating why call for an election a.

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