I am still Prime Minister: Ranil

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said he would continue to function as the Prime Minster claiming that the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa was unconstitutional.

“I am still the Prime Minister of this country” he said in a statement.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said he will show majority in Parliament soon. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Doratupala Friday, 26 October 2018 09:13 PM

    Yes yes!

    Scooby Doo Friday, 26 October 2018 09:38 PM

    Waiting for the climax!

    vadivelu Friday, 26 October 2018 09:57 PM

    pissu hadena kathaa.

    Gayan Friday, 26 October 2018 09:13 PM

    If you are still PM then hold elections ASAP and let people decide.

    kumar Friday, 26 October 2018 09:36 PM

    It is MS who has to stand in an election since his mandate was by the UNP. The Presidents action will only isolate SL as witnessed in Maldives.

    p bemunuge Friday, 26 October 2018 10:10 PM

    president is a bloody hypocrite. Does he know constitutional law?

    JJ Saturday, 27 October 2018 07:23 PM

    Classic “banana republic” sad

    Mohamed Friday, 26 October 2018 09:15 PM

    He technically can sadly.

    sach Saturday, 27 October 2018 12:08 AM

    No. When UPFA quits the gov, it cant exist. The gov falls.

    Tariq Thowfeek Friday, 26 October 2018 09:19 PM

    This is like a fighting 42 Year Veteran (RW) in active politics versus small brats like MS and MR who know nothing about the economy.

    Nadaal Friday, 26 October 2018 09:48 PM

    This 42 year veteran specializes in only one thing. Coming to power on someone else’s back. He is the most unsuitable leader this country produced. Very good riddance of real bad rubbish

    Liberal One Friday, 26 October 2018 10:36 PM

    you mean destroying an economy?

    TONY Friday, 26 October 2018 09:20 PM


    Unchikun Friday, 26 October 2018 09:22 PM

    Ha Ha Ha !

    sri Friday, 26 October 2018 09:22 PM

    dont go abroad any more

    Bye Bye! Friday, 26 October 2018 09:24 PM

    Constitutionally, president can select the PM, right, so what is wrong with that? Bye Bye Ranil....

    lakshitha Friday, 26 October 2018 09:46 PM

    But Ranil won the vote of confidence,,MR doesnt have a majority in parliament to become PM,,,,Sirisena thinks he can do as he wants and become the next President People will ensure that he goes home,,,very soon

    DDD Friday, 26 October 2018 10:17 PM

    Have you read it?...

    Srilankan Friday, 26 October 2018 09:26 PM

    We have two prime minister's at the same time, isn't this a world record or what??

    Wincott Friday, 26 October 2018 09:27 PM

    Desperation .... Pls learn when to quit

    DDD Friday, 26 October 2018 10:16 PM

    he knows politics better than us Mahinda is a pin agiamithi and MS forgot that he was bought to power by UNP votes. so etc...

    vis8 Friday, 26 October 2018 09:28 PM

    If you want to be PM... hold elections and let people decide... Barking wont help.

    Truth Friday, 26 October 2018 09:38 PM

    We already had a general election and RW became the PM. You want to have general elections every year?

    King is back Friday, 26 October 2018 09:29 PM

    Go home bugger... we had enough and sick of you...

    Dhammika Friday, 26 October 2018 09:31 PM

    RW the final message is clear , very clear leave the UNP and its leadership and please take your RITE , ROYAL PUMPKIN BOYS with you .You are a DISGRACE to this country and the UNP.

    daya Friday, 26 October 2018 09:31 PM

    U were sleeping. Not a single thief was sent to jail. In them mean time ur fellows also started robbing. So it's a 50/ 50 game. Now MahInda is also safe. Udayanga weeratunga will become ambasodor . All Aloysius deals will be safe. V shud be shot for voting foe these type of dirty politicians. We need a military government. General Mahesh senanauake over to u

    Samson Friday, 26 October 2018 09:33 PM

    If you are still PM, yes you show your majority in Parliament and gracefully step down and allow a better person to be PM and also have elections soon.

    lalantha Saturday, 27 October 2018 08:31 AM

    MR is not a better person than Ranil,,MR Ruined the economy by boorowing to do projects such a s airport harbour cricket groundswhich his son wanted,,Ranil has already shown his majority by winning the no confidence motion,,,do u forget,,,this si undemocratic,,Sirisena is targeting next election,,he will be sent home by the masses

    Shiran Ismail Friday, 26 October 2018 09:40 PM

    I guess the age has taken it's toll. He forgot how he became the PM soon after the Presidential election.

    Nandimitra Friday, 26 October 2018 09:41 PM

    The constitution says that President selects the PM, you were never elected by all the people of Sri Lanka.So we the people, whether like it or not , must approve the President's decision. It is a wise decision at this juncture of our history.

    Saman Friday, 26 October 2018 09:42 PM

    "A taste of your own medicine"

    dilruk a fernando Friday, 26 October 2018 09:44 PM


    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 26 October 2018 09:58 PM

    Yes. show majority in Parliament and bring impeachment against President

    JD Friday, 26 October 2018 10:04 PM

    Mr. RW it's high time to appoint the New leader...before you count bars..

    bemunuge Friday, 26 October 2018 10:14 PM

    president is a hypocrite.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 26 October 2018 10:17 PM

    Ranil's downfall started with his Amba Yaluwa, Arjuna Mahendran robbing the Central Bank. Having so much of highly qualified people in the country he brought this Singaporean rogue head our main bank. And see the result....

    Gamaya Friday, 26 October 2018 10:20 PM

    Get together with M R and impeach the cheat MS

    Jaya Friday, 26 October 2018 10:37 PM

    He should be trying to protect the UNP leadership

    umar Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:37 AM

    Ranil is still the PM

    Buddhi Adhikari Saturday, 27 October 2018 10:58 AM

    if you are still Pm then i'm Thor

    Til Saturday, 27 October 2018 07:21 PM

    there is half build palace in Malwana, that seems not belongs to anybody,and build by stolen money,what MR is going to do to it

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