118 MPs sign resolution against MR’s Premiership

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A resolution signed by 118 MP’s against the appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and the appointments and decisions that followed, was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.

In the resolution, the MPs said the gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 making Mr. Rajapaksa the Prime Minister was against the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

“We also don’t accept any of the decisions and appointments made by the President that followed the appointment of Mr. Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister,” the MPs said.

UNP MP Ajith P Perera presented the resolution which was seconded by MP Champika Ranawaka. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 22

  • patriot Friday, 02 November 2018 12:22 PM

    Well done!!

    Korana Raja Sunday, 04 November 2018 08:18 PM

    It is better to kick all thugs, bribry people and white van leaders to Zimbabwe. Good to work RM.

    Rasheed Friday, 02 November 2018 12:29 PM

    Fools, to early and that the reason they made it to 7th, so that they have ample time to negotiate for crossover.

    Rubert Friday, 02 November 2018 06:20 PM

    Fools indeed. But even if the parliament is convened today, there are quite a large number of MPs who signed this non-legal document have already pledged support to MR, including Hakeem and Rishard. I won't be surprised if Rajitha has done so too.

    Mandy Friday, 02 November 2018 12:29 PM

    Best way to go about it democratically using laid down law and constitution. May be current govt is useless but then as said in Julius Ceaser : Not that I love Brutus less but I love (SL) more. It is not the protoganists but the way it was done that is the issue.

    abc Friday, 02 November 2018 12:30 PM

    This settles it.

    Unchikun Friday, 02 November 2018 12:35 PM

    How many of these parasites will be bought over. This is the real wonder of Asia.

    Ronnie Friday, 02 November 2018 12:37 PM

    Best to leave this country. Civic minded citizens are a minority in lanka. Both sides are crooked and/or incompetent and uneducated.

    Karin Friday, 02 November 2018 05:23 PM

    This is our dearly beloved country. We can't abandon her now when she is wounded and bleeding

    Banda Friday, 02 November 2018 12:42 PM

    Now, who is the Prime.Minister?

    Cicero Friday, 02 November 2018 12:44 PM

    Whether you like Ranil or not, what needs to be followed is the correct process in his removal. Even if he was a murderer and pillager (ahem) you would have to depose of him correctly and not the way MS and MR have done by assaulting our motherland's very constitution!

    concern Friday, 02 November 2018 05:48 PM

    Very correct.However this is the of doing what needs to be done.His own party pleaded to step down for the sake of the party. His ego has taken over him.

    sunil Friday, 02 November 2018 05:24 PM

    This might be the last chance to save our dear motherland from complete destruction and becoming a slave country of foreign powers. and slave people of one of the most corrupt politicians in the world.Do we need or wish to go back to those days of murderers, drug dealers and brothels in every street corner and most importantly the inability to live and speak without fear of being murdered for expressing a view.Have we forgotten how free people have been to express their views in the past 3 years.Why should we blame Ranil when it is Rajapakse and his corrupt politicians who prevented the progress measures Wickremasinghe was trying to implement.For the love our motherland please support RW and company in this hour of need. Otherwise we will become another chinese colony overnight.

    kumar Friday, 02 November 2018 05:42 PM

    Hopefully, decency and honour will prevail and IF RW's premiership prevails, then he must throw open the doors for the party to elect a UNP leader that is the choice of the people. Likewise, My3 must also RESIGN from the SLFP and from this moment he will be nonentity.

    GH Friday, 02 November 2018 05:43 PM

    Undoubtedly, all MP's signed the resolution against His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa will be crossing over once the parliament convened.

    Sambo Friday, 02 November 2018 06:16 PM

    As confirmed if these 118 members stay together no matter what date the president wants to re convene parliament democracy will win. We hope you will bear up and stay together for the sake of democracy in the country.

    laksiri Friday, 02 November 2018 06:23 PM

    when you appointed street drug dealers to parliament this is the outcome.people must know criminals and public looters will do same if people wants select such dogs again let them to do it as they did over 70 years. when any country has to pay 80% of annual income for debt payment each year and rest will go to unsustainable army maintain cost after war even years gone what you expect.?

    Manel Friday, 02 November 2018 06:33 PM

    All the crooks should be kicked out and if there is going to be an election voters should defeat the crooks.

    Eliza Friday, 02 November 2018 06:35 PM

    Let everyone be in parliament and show their majority rather playing hide

    Jaya Friday, 02 November 2018 07:07 PM

    Out of 118, how many of them got the ministerial posts from MR ?

    Ranji Friday, 02 November 2018 08:16 PM

    UNP scared for a election.

    Harini Friday, 02 November 2018 09:41 PM

    Oooh! Formidable lot! Chest-beating apes.

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