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Ex-UNP ministers attempt to mislead public: Susil

8 November 2018 09:24 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Some ex-United National Party (UNP) ministers were attempting to mislead the public by proclaiming that the country was leading towards anarchy, Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice Minister Susil Premajayantha said today.

Addressing a news briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office, he said it was during their Government that the country stagnated and remained in anarchy.

“Ex-UNP ministers including ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe pretend to be genuine and smart before envoys and international community and tell them that Sri Lanka has shifted to the Westminster system from the Presidential system,” the Minister said.

He said it was absolutely untrue and added the executive powers vested with the President under the Constitution in 1978 remained unchanged except a few powers which were curtained in the 19th amendment.

“We can assure that this Government won’t let country lead to anarchy and plunge into chaos as experienced in the previous national government,” the Minister added.

He proceeded to say that the newly appointed ministers had been appointed based on scientific method unlike in the previous government. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  Comments - 11

  • Shan Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:31 PM

    It is already in anarchy initiated by President by breaching the Constitution

    Srilankan Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:38 PM

    Everyone is a scientist in our country.

    deadlock Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:48 PM

    The envoys and international community are smart enough not to recognise the illegal govt. So whatever nonsense you preach over the media while hiding behind the army is irrelevant. This must be a huge problem for you.

    666 Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:50 PM

    'newly appointed ministers had been appointed based on scientific method' Ananda Aluthgamage, Vadivel Suresh, Asoka Priyantha, Wasantha Senanayake, are few examples.

    jeffaloy Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:07 PM

    If you are not going to settle this through the Parliament. The country will be heading towards Somalia.

    Just a question Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:08 PM

    Scientists are acting now and not the politicians - great!Mathematics, economical sciences or even astrological?

    Moiez Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:15 PM

    What scientific method the ministers appointed, does any MP has got the basic education, can anyone speak proper english. Is that the basic. First see the basic requirements of the people, and they who the one voted you to sit in the parliament and you are all enjoying luxury life leaving all the people in difficulty.

    Namal Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:24 PM

    Prema Giant. You are a classic joker. Have you ever successfully argued a case as a lawyer. You did politics as you were A FAILURE as a lawyer. PLEASE DO NOT PONTIFICATE.

    GH Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:41 PM

    Misleading the people of Sri Lanka is the motto of the UNP ever since they came to power.

    666 Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:45 PM

    You politicians from both sides have been misleading us for the last couple of decades for your own personal benefits.

    BSP Friday, 09 November 2018 11:33 AM

    He has said he would take action to extradite Arjuna M. "Get a thief to catch a thief"

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