Badulla District Parliamentarians, Dilan Perera said today that the 15 SLFP group of rebels are determined to form an SLFP government with other progressive forces by hook or by crook by the next Sinhala and Hindu New Year and put Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his rightful place.
Mr. Perera vowed that a government sans the UNP would be formed with the cooperation of all the progressive forces like the MEP, LSSP, CPSL, NFF, PHU and DLF,
Mr. Perera also expressed his doubts on the conjecture floated by a group of Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters that the ex President could become the Executive President for a third time but added it would be great (Mal Hathai) if possible.
“I have a problem in this claim that former President Rajapaksa could contest the next Presidential election and become President for a third time. If he could do it he is the best politician to be the next President and there is no doubt about it,” he stressed.
Responding to a journalist at yesterday’s weekly news briefing of the SLFP rebel group in Colombo as to what would be the position of incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena in case Mahinda wins the Presidential poll, Mr. Perera said the next Executive President who will be elected under the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be a weak and powerless President.
“Under the 19th Amendment, the Prime Minister is more powerful than the President. Therefore, Mahinda can become the all powerful Prime Minister under a weak Sirisena as the President,” he said.
Mr. Perera who is also a lawyer said Nihal Jayawickrama, Prof. G.L Peiris and many others have floated this idea of Mahinda contesting the forthcoming Presidential poll and becoming Executive President for a third time as they like to think in that way but the reality was far away and the 19th Amendment was very clear about it.
He denied the remarks that had been made by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva that President Sirisena or the SLFP Central Committee ever consented to the suggestion that the SLFP Ministers must quit the ‘Yahapalana Government’.
‘I wonder whether Minister De Silva whom I respect much and my district leader was suffering from dementia when he said this. Former Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa made the request in writing and Minister De Silva himself made a request to Prime Minister Wickremesinghe with the knowledge of party leader, President Sirisena to resign from the post of Prime Minister. I addition the proposal that the SLFP must quit the government was sumitted to the party’s Central Committee but never discussed it or approved as General Secretary was Minister Duminda Dissanayaka. Minister De Silva further said at a later stage that SLFP Ministers in the government work in cahoots with those SLFP members who had quit the government to topple the UNP led government and form SLFP government. When the time comes both groups would joint to do the job,” he added.
Mr. Perera said he expected that Mr. Perera would refrain from making what he called ‘mongol remarks’ hereafter.(Sandun A Jayasekera)
Empulz Thursday, 30 August 2018 21:14
Guys its high time to up the game or else youll be checkmate
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C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 31 August 2018 07:16
They have given not only this target, but several in the past. Their all attempts were all flops. This is to fool their slaves.
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PC Friday, 31 August 2018 08:15
SLFP government by the April New Year? Haha monkeys have dreams too I guess!
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willowsd Friday, 31 August 2018 08:16
His days are numbered?
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Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 31 August 2018 08:39
Non Senesce !. Hon. MP, tell what you can do practical method to topple the Govt. , if any things that you have.
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BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 31 August 2018 08:47
Back door, always losing minister talking.
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Rosh fdo Friday, 31 August 2018 08:51
Are u going to allign with Basi,
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Rajasinghe Friday, 31 August 2018 08:56
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Jaliya Friday, 31 August 2018 09:06
Most sri lankans are fake and pretenders. They want name brands ... membership of private clubs and nice cars to drive, in order to hide their emptiness and lack of recognition to enter countries without advanced visa. They call themselves patriots and speak with broken English with a fake accent pitifully they are embarrassed to be associated with poor and not so lucky citizens of their own country ... but NEVER embarrassed to be governed by an uneducated uncivilized drunken pig like this man in the photo.
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TONY Friday, 31 August 2018 09:17
POYAS AND WESAK GONE NOW NEW YEAR
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Ronnie Bugger Friday, 31 August 2018 09:27
So now it is pushed back to April 2019. Dilan Buwa, meka nigang balakiri dosaya wage, neda. Ha,Ha,Ha,
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Dam Friday, 31 August 2018 09:29
This guy talks bull shit. He even couldn't get voted in to the parliament ... basically lost. So what nonsense he talks
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ranmala Friday, 31 August 2018 10:03
You fools are day dreaming. There will be no more UNP or SLFP govts. There will be a progressive front with the inclusion of intellectuals who will be running this country. You guys have been fooling the people for too long
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CITIZEN Friday, 31 August 2018 10:14
SLFP Government aside, I wonder whether he will even have an Amude to wear for the festival!!! This bugger will be deep in the dustbin of politics!
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Dhammika Friday, 31 August 2018 12:02
Must be Singhalese New Year 2020.
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Sugath Friday, 31 August 2018 12:28
This narrow minded idiot is day dreaming.
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roshan Friday, 31 August 2018 13:24
this is a crook, no voters base, just trying to join anyone as a typical srilankan politician,, shame for human race.
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BV Friday, 31 August 2018 13:31
It's going to be Palamu Wede Muraya Part 6 ,Is it ?
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RM Friday, 31 August 2018 13:37
Will you drink poison as you once promised if you fail in this attempt ?
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stardust Friday, 31 August 2018 15:46
Put him in a dustbin via DM Android App
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Panda Friday, 31 August 2018 16:02
By then Dylan's hair will become fully white starting from the middle parting.
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parakum Friday, 31 August 2018 16:29
April fools JOke? Dream on
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hubert Friday, 31 August 2018 17:25
In Sri Lanka mentally ill persons are having a field day
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Buddhist Friday, 31 August 2018 18:00
The question to day is not will there be a SLFP Govt by next new year, the question that all SLFPers should be asking is should Dilan Perera and S B Dissanayake still hold the "Pinata Seat" by next new year? They have taken the "Pinata Seats" from the President and working against the President with Mahinda thinking that they can get "Pinata Seat" again if Mahinda comes to power.
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saman Hewawasam Friday, 31 August 2018 20:09
Your skull full of mush may explode prior to that.
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Sambo Friday, 31 August 2018 20:13
You foul mouth politicians just spit out words with no real truth and then say I was misquoted by the media. The easiest way to save your self.
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Ceylon Saturday, 1 September 2018 01:06
This man.is very famous for empty talks.he follow mahinda.mahi said it many times but all became lies.
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Ghost Saturday, 1 September 2018 07:14
And please keep the back-door open for me to creep in, please!!!
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