While claiming that the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary can’t find a solution to the prevailing political impasse, UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma said it was only the people who could bring to an end this crisis by way of a General Election.
Addressing a news briefing, he said these three pillars of democracy had failed to end this crisis which had almost reached its climax.
“The prevailing political crisis has become worse and none of these three have been able to sort this out. The only option left is to go for a general election and let people elect their representatives,” MP Alahapperuma said.
“The UNP is saying that the solution to resolve this crisis is to have a presidential election. The presidential election won’t become an effective method whatsoever to end this political turmoil. It would only make it worse,” MP Alahapperuma added.
He further said that the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary comprise of 1, 225 and 335 members respectively whereas there are nearly 16 million people who have the franchise.
“Therefore, it is apparent that people should be given the opportunity by way of a general election to resolve this crisis by which the country can start a new political chapter,” he added.
Meanwhile, he said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had no moral rights to be in the Opposition in Parliament because they voted in favour of the motion of confidence presented in support of Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.
“The TNA should forgo their post in the Opposition if this Parliament is to continue any further,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 24
Voldy Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:37 PM
The legislature is people's representatives. If you're not respecting that then you're not respecting the people.
samson Wednesday, 12 December 2018 10:45 PM
People should be given the choice to elect a sane president and members of parliament who are not hooligans but with some education, party is not material.
vithura Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:07 PM
This lunatic should realise what is immoral is the unconstitutional appointment of someone who has so many investigations and cases against with no majority in parliament at all. Intellect matters most and these fellows have not even a grain of it.
das Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:09 PM
Only an uneducated clown would say that
TONY Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:13 PM
YES YES. SO LONG AS AN INSANE PERSON IS THE EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTRY
abc Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:23 PM
The "only solution" according to these guys is a general election while they hold power.
chandra Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:51 PM
Then Why did your party go SC?
Manel Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:45 AM
Who created this crisis. If MR and the band of robbers could afford to pay the money asked for cross overs, this crisis wouldn't be there.
concern Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:48 AM
The whole political system is in turmoil and getting worse each day. For some reason the sc is delaying the verdict and that making the country going into a worse situation.
Cassim Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:57 AM
This person is off his mind as well. Leave it to the independant Judiciary.
raj Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:02 AM
general election must be held under a legal government not under a illegal government as it is now
Pissu poosi Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:58 AM
what good is it to have any election when you cannot accept a verdict of the legislature or the judiciary? If you cannot respect these branches of government, then will you respect an election?
TJ Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:39 AM
Then who can resolve? Foreign intervention ? TNA has voted not for RW but against the un democratic, unconstitutional manner in which you all grabbed power in conaivance with my3. You learn from them as to how a responsible opposition functions in a democracy.
Gemunu Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:17 AM
Only Dullas can resolve the crisis?
Ranjitdea Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:57 AM
Who created the crisis? Dont have the brain to think of it?
Ruwan Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:31 AM
The person who created the crisis can solve it man.
. Ohamad Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:37 AM
The same president holding the power if unf takes majority what would happen? . Again going for fresh election. Madness of these politician contractranary speech. They are trying to fool the people. They should be send to mental hospital.
mahinda Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:43 AM
in simple terms YES... they are not to treat the LUNATICS
A.R.M. Nalin Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:48 PM
Another crook like Weerawansa and Gamampilla to lick MR.
Reality Check Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:35 PM
Wow! As long as our people are kept poor and confused... these fraudsters will thrive.
DULL ASS Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:50 PM
Loser ! IF MS who created this situation gets rid of his ego and reappoint RW.. case closed and u lot will have to shut both mouths
fareed Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:02 PM
His party is full of evil geniuses and he is the best of them.
Lotus Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:19 PM
The worst of these lunatics is the psychologically unstable mad president. The mentally deranged subhuman cannot run a cattle shed leave alone a country. He should be impeached on grounds of incompetence and mental instability.
Ghost Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:20 PM
Gammampila's double is 'ispseaking!!!
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