'President says no to Ranil'

9 November 2018 06:39 am - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly told the TNA parliamentary group yesterday that he would not reappoint UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister even if his party secured a majority in Parliament.

He met with the TNA delegation on Wednesday and discussed the current political situation. He reportedly asked the TNA to abstain from the vote of no confidence if it were moved.

However, the TNA said it had taken a decision to vote against the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister. In response, the President is reported to have said that he will not reappoint Mr. Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the President assured the parliamentary of his UPFA on Wednesday evening that he would, for sure, secure the required majority to form a stable administration, and therefore no one in the party should worry about it. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 23

  • Dee Friday, 09 November 2018 06:56 AM

    Entire Country says NO to you!

    sandy Friday, 09 November 2018 11:30 AM

    I say yes.. So its not entire country

    sanjeewa Friday, 09 November 2018 01:11 PM

    Yes from me as well. Only 30% say NO.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 09 November 2018 03:18 PM

    So lets say all intelligent people in the country say NO

    666 Friday, 09 November 2018 03:35 PM

    President has lost the support of all the political parties, civil organizations that supported him in 2015. In short he has lost all of his 6.2 m votes.

    Ashi Friday, 09 November 2018 06:12 PM

    Yes from me as well. All the tie suit lovers say No.

    ANTON Friday, 09 November 2018 07:02 AM


    Gamaya Friday, 09 November 2018 07:09 AM

    And in the August 2015 election the same man said " I will not appoint M R even if the UPFA got a majority" : Gunness book for the man or the dustbin?

    elmo Friday, 09 November 2018 07:13 AM

    How can the president say this even before parliament has met to determine in whom it has confidence, the very basis for the appointment of a PM?

    Sach Friday, 09 November 2018 01:11 PM

    It is not the basis.

    Channa Friday, 09 November 2018 07:13 AM

    If you have acted according to the constitution why are you worried about 113 ?

    Sarath Friday, 09 November 2018 07:14 AM

    MS you are not just going against RW but against the mandate of the people. You will forever be remembered as the president who acted treacherously against the people

    Crisis Friday, 09 November 2018 07:17 AM

    MR or RW it is not going to make any difference to this country. MS you have taken all of us for a good ride.People must vote for JVP at the next election to get rid off all the corrupt politicians.

    Jude Friday, 09 November 2018 07:22 AM

    Hey buddy MS you've done enough favours to RW !! He don't need any help from you anymore!!!

    THARANGA BANDARA Friday, 09 November 2018 12:58 PM

    Majority of the people is expecting a stable government. Instability is very harm for a state. what so ever people given the leadership to direct the country to MS. So he must lead the country to archive country goals.IF LEADER FAILS, WE ALL WILL BE FAILED

    Reality Friday, 09 November 2018 01:21 PM

    MS acting typically like a Sri Lankan House wife

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 09 November 2018 03:23 PM

    He acts more like a defiant child in kindergarten, that does not get his will.

    Keeraipidi Friday, 09 November 2018 03:57 PM

    Very sad to read that you compare my Amma with MS.(Pun intended)

    rrr Friday, 09 November 2018 03:26 PM

    But international community will take that as an issue to screw the country

    Keeraipidi Friday, 09 November 2018 03:45 PM

    If you can't prove your majority in the Parliament then RW remains PM.So you will retreat in order not to call RW the PM again.Simple!

    kumar Friday, 09 November 2018 09:38 PM

    He seems to have forgotten his mandate was to say NO to Presidency.

    Engr Friday, 09 November 2018 10:30 PM

    Go home MS. It's time to go home or if not it's the time for us to send you out of the presidency.If you are the good man, then please come to the public and let the people decide you or good governance!!!

    GH Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:21 AM

    Well said and well done!

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