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Speaker agrees to allocate PM’s chair to MR

1 November 2018 09:50 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had agreed to provide parliamentary privileges to newly appointed Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa including the Premier’s chair in Parliament chambers. 

A spokesman from Speaker’s office said he has to do it as per the gazette notification issued pertaining to the appointment of Mr. Rajapaksa as the Premier.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala the Prime Minister was not appointed by the Parliament but by President Maithripala Sirisena.

“Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has to leave the Temple Trees and should hand it over to the newly appointed Prime Minister. Once Mr. Wickremesinghe is removed from the office, he cannot any longer enjoy the Prime Minister’s privileges,” MP Sumathipala said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 25

  • ANTON Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:01 AM


    Cluless Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:36 PM

    Sorry no Putin did it when Dmitry Medvedev was made president of Russia. Obviously constitution will be changed for MR to become king again.

    waruna Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:57 PM

    well said ,,the shameless brute Mahinda will stoop to anything,,that too not by majority will of people,,but by using dictortorship powers of dirty President

    What a parliament Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:00 PM

    Keep him by your side

    Ninja Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:42 PM

    And t Speaker has no 'say'!!!!!!

    upali Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:04 AM

    Yes , otherwise

    Mutthu Hatton Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:07 AM

    For Rajapakse this is entirely normal garbing other position, property etc.

    lalantha Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:59 PM

    very true ,,shiws his true rogueish qualities in public, ,,and Sirisena shows his double game qualities in public,

    Shan Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:30 AM

    Let the PM be chosen by the vote of the MPs in parliament.

    max Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:12 PM

    No need of constitution Mr. Shan?

    Yeti Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:50 PM

    lol do you even realize that it is against the current constitution? Or is Ranil more important than the law?

    Dillan Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:17 PM

    Thanks giving for the previous 200 million payment .

    Sammy Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:37 PM

    MR sitting on PM's chair by undemocratic

    Ralahamy Friday, 02 November 2018 06:43 AM

    Politicians will sit on any chair, even the Peon's, if it gives them power and money.

    Lost Lankan Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:38 PM

    Same old kitchen Lanka will move backwards.All assets could not be robbed will be fully wiped out this time. Wake up Lankans decide do you still want to cast your votes for these thieves?

    Pg Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:44 PM

    It does not matter where you sit as long as democracy is restored

    Gorakana Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:48 PM

    RW appointed by the same way. When he was appointed as PM he had only 42 seats. What is wrong with MR' s appointment.?

    svish07 Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:27 PM

    The 19th amendment

    Libtard Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:54 PM

    The old man is finally starting to realize that he is not a supreme court judge and it's not his job to interpret the constitution.

    upali Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:57 PM

    Your impartiality as the speaker is highly controversal.

    Gamini Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:16 PM

    Why MR is getting PM chair?

    Ninja Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:44 PM

    Boru purajeru ne!!!

    Jiff Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:13 PM

    Because the executive president of the country appointed him. UNP did this to themselves when they fielded a candidate from the other camp.

    Ceylonese Thursday, 01 November 2018 05:42 PM

    Sri Lanka heading for dictatorship like in Russia and a mafia bannana republic like in South America (Venezuela)

    TONY Thursday, 01 November 2018 07:46 PM


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