Those who oppose 19A will be swept from politics - Ranil

23 April 2015 04:16 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who sounded aggressive in expressing his desire to get the 19th Amendment passed yesterday said that all those who were involved in conspiracies to stop it from being enacted, including the Rajapaksa, would be swept away from politics.

“If we cannot get the 19th Amendment passed in parliament we will present it to a new parliament and all those who try to jeopardise it will be swept away from politics,” he said, indicating that parliament would be dissolved if this piece of legislation could not be passed on April 27. He said all those who tried to jeopardise this move and all those who had robbed public funds would also be swept away.

Mr. Wickremesinghe made this point when he met some party activists at Temple Trees this evening.

He said major protests would be held near parliament on April 27 to force the MPs who were against the 19th Amendment to support it.

The Prime Minister reiterated that certain groups were defending the wrongdoers and using parliament for such activities. He said such a parliament was not needed.

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said those who opposed political reforms were traitors.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said the UNP would use its May Day rally to press for political reforms and to show the party’s strength. (Yohan Perera and Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • GAMINI DULLEWE Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:39 PM

    WHY IS THIS GUY talking in Sinhala......this is TOTALLY racially biased....talk in your own language, english....or Arabic...

    hiran gunawardena Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:52 PM

    Biggest theif in the country sitting next to you. Anyway how come you PM with few seats in the parliament. Oh I forget you just got their through back door

    Dharshana. Friday, 24 April 2015 12:14 AM

    Great We need same tone and anger against these traitors from you all. via DM Android App

    Manel Friday, 24 April 2015 12:22 AM

    The resolve of MS and RW to get the 19A passed is really commendable. MARA must be regrettingthat he missed a golden opportunity to go down in history by not doing this when he had the oppoptunity..

    sasanka Friday, 24 April 2015 12:14 PM

    haha..nice one

    TONY Saturday, 25 April 2015 11:05 AM

    ACTUALLY THERE IS NO FAULT IN EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT. IT THE PRESIDENT WHO IS AT FAULT WHO ABUSE IT. WE HAVE TO REMOVE IMPUNITY ON PRESIDENT CLAUSE. THEN HE WILL BE CAREFUL NOT TO MISUSE EXECUTIVE POWERS.

    Henry Friday, 24 April 2015 05:14 PM

    heading for democracy? Gold ribbon on a chameleon. Loosing even the potte chance!

    pinsara Friday, 24 April 2015 03:27 PM

    hoooooooooooooooooooooo

    Citizen Friday, 24 April 2015 01:15 PM

    AT THE NEXT ELECTION YOU WILL BE SWEPT AWAY

    Victor Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:55 AM

    He is protecting two of the biggest rogoues ravi and Arjuna and preaching to others. Shame sir!


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