I act in accordance with the Constitution – MS tells C’wealth Chief

24 November 2018 12:23 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. 

President’s media disivion said that "a telephone conversation with Baroness Patricia Scotland, he explained that he has very clearly asked the Speaker of parliament to follow the Parliamentary Standing Orders and conventions and take any vote on a No Confidence Motion using the electronic voting system or by name."

Baroness Patricia said that the Commonwealth values Sri Lanka’s adherence to democracy as one of the oldest democracies in Asia and as a long-standing member of the Commonwealth. She assured that the Commonwealth would continue to work in close cooperation with Sri Lanka. She expressed confidence that Sri Lanka would solve the current political crisis amicably.

  Comments - 25

  • Mr. Wonderful Saturday, 24 November 2018 12:42 AM

    MS doesn't even know what the constitution looks like let alone for him to know what it says.

    Warren Raed Saturday, 24 November 2018 02:06 PM

    What else do you expect from a poor peasant from a village?

    Nimal Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:15 PM

    Which constitution?

    Mandy Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:19 PM

    He thinks the constitution is the state of his mind and body - the other meaning of it. But I do not know about the body but the mind looks deranged

    Kumaran Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:27 PM

    I am very disappointed the way MS is behaving. Not only his action is against democracy but also our beautiful country,s name is tarnished outside Sri Lanka. MS apoointed thugs and looters to govern us,

    Siri Saturday, 24 November 2018 11:18 PM

    Hey man, MS saved this country from crooks who were making money by awarding contracts and getting kickbacks.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 24 November 2018 01:43 PM

    Hopefully, the Baroness did not die from the deadly boring and pointless babble of MS.

    dayan Saturday, 24 November 2018 03:32 PM

    Constitution was not in the news paper. So how can the president knows it follow.

    ACT Saturday, 24 November 2018 03:38 PM

    Being our President your acts should be in accordance with the constitution and your conscience. Don't mortgage the later with MR.

    MKS Saturday, 24 November 2018 03:54 PM

    Are you sure what you said is that? Usually you don't know what you are doing?

    M.O.A.Careem Saturday, 24 November 2018 04:01 PM

    There are lot of overseas very soon come to Sri lanka1) Kuliyapitiya Volks Wagon Car Co. (West Germany)2)Polonnaruwa Baby Milk Bottle Industry (India)

    Hodha Hitha Saturday, 24 November 2018 04:37 PM

    Why you are updating foreign community as Weeraeansa said you'll are not bothered about them. Also you don't need to update them as they know the actual situation in the country.

    RDF Saturday, 24 November 2018 04:55 PM

    So you had to give explanations!!??Big talk now running scared.

    Sunil Saturday, 24 November 2018 05:47 PM

    Now whole commenwralth countries knows their is a leader run a country without constutution knowledge at all. End that's we Sri Lanka.

    gamaya Saturday, 24 November 2018 05:54 PM

    Commonwealth Secretary General, why did you speak to a person who still thinks he is a Gramasevaka...???

    Labby Saturday, 24 November 2018 06:08 PM

    'Adherence to Democracy' my foot !!

    Hubert Saturday, 24 November 2018 06:15 PM

    there is no greater fools that trying to bluff C'wealth ambassador

    Sambo Saturday, 24 November 2018 06:19 PM

    Do you think the constitution is like to plough a field.

    bert Saturday, 24 November 2018 07:31 PM

    Please leave now without jepordising the lives of the people who voted for you. Also for your knowledge we do not kill garter snakes. But chase them out of our homes. Lier lier sarong on fire. Get a life man.

    Arthur Prematunga Saturday, 24 November 2018 08:27 PM

    The President does not have the education to understand the constitution. He is lead by his nose by his goons to disrupt the democracy in the country by foul means so that he will be relected President for a second term. God help the country and its peoples when crooked politicaians run the country.He has been lying to people and foreign diplomats who question his running of the country

    Mr. Ungrateful Saturday, 24 November 2018 08:47 PM

    He will be recognised as the worst ever politician that Sri Lanka has produced. Trying to speak like SWRD, but destroyed the SLFP. Has to perform as a President, but has no qualifications or qualities to lead, communicate or vision to be successful...

    Leon Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:02 PM

    Its a great shame that we have a ignorant idiot as President, Why cant our politicians get together toimpeach this idiot and bring some pride to the country.

    sarath kuru Saturday, 24 November 2018 09:53 PM

    Been a gramasewaka what more you can expect from him poor sirisena

    perera Sunday, 25 November 2018 06:31 PM

    It is likely that Sirisena did not understand a word during the conversation and tomorrow morning he will find out through his favourite divaina sinhala newspaper that Sri Lanka has been suspended from the commonwealth.

    perera Sunday, 25 November 2018 06:45 PM

    The language of the secretary describes all. The call seems to have warned Sirisena that Sri Lanka is close to getting suspended from the Commonwealth. Sirisena can join with Mugabe, and Bainimarama. Ape gramasevakata Jayawewa.

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