Arundika removed for criticising Govt: Namal

2017-09-13 16:56:29

Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando was removed from his ministerial portfolio because he criticised the government and its work , MP Namal Rajapaksa said today.

He said Mr. Fernando had attempted to put the government to the right track and as a result he lost his portfolio.

The MP said both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the ministers had a democratic right to reveal the wrongdoings of the government.

“However, the government expels those who reveal wrongdoings. They expelled Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe first and now did the same to Deputy Minister Fernando. The government shows to the international that they are democratic but remove its own ministers who criticize government work,” he said.

He said that Mr. Rajapakshe was sacked and threw-out for criticising the Hambantota Port selling and Mr. Fernando was removed for telling the government to stop revenging.

Therefore, Mr. Rajapaksa said that the entire unity government’s democracy was a lie.

Meanwhile, he said the government was attempting to survive by launching an oppressive programme.

“Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake is criticising religious leaders. He also challenges the country’s law and order,” he said.

MP alleged that both the President’s and the Premier’s actions have made the government members to criticise the judiciary and the back bench Parliamentarians are also acts with taking the law on to their hands as a result. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 10

  • surasena Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:19

    When your DAD was running the country each and everyone was allowed to criticize his government without having a fear for free ride in a white van.

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    AjithZ Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:25

    You are correct to some extent. Whatever it is, dissent or disagreement didn't happen during your father's time.

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    Voter Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:59

    True! Those days either he would never have opened his mouth or if he did, he would be no where to be seen!!!

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    Mad Dog Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:24

    Namal thinks he is honest man and rest in the government are idiots. How Namal conducted politics when his dictator father was at the helm. We all know that.

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    ceylon Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:45

    why you not enjoy life with the hundreds of billions you earned during fathers time.stick with politics to be a trillionaire might be land u in jail. via DM Android App

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    saras Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:53

    You are wright they are free to criticize their own govt, but it was not so during the last regime.

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    AMW Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:18

    Hahaha Look who`s talking everyone... !!

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    Arinda Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:26

    Arundika has apologized to the president and has begged for pardon. What do you say about this Namal??

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    janaka Thursday, 14 September 2017 05:56

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    Dee Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:03

    Ha. Remember! He calls you 'Sir'. Came to parliament in PD double cab. Must be painful when he is thrown out.

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