The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had urged the diplomats in a meeting held yesterday to use their influence with whoever necessary to set things right and put the country in the right path, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan said.
The TNA had a meeting at the Opposition Leader's office with the fifteen members of diplomate community to discuss matters pertaining to the prevailing political crisis which initially started on October 26 this year. Diplomats from US, UK, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, EU, India, Korea, Bangladesh participated in the meeting.
Addressing the media after the meeting, he said they discussed how the then Prime Minister was removed, how the new prime minister was purportedly appointed, how Parliament was prorogued and dissolved and interim order of the Supreme Court suspending the dissolution of Parliament.
“The purportedly appointed Premier has not yet obtained a confident vote in parliament and proved majority in parliament despite various steps to secure majority," said TNA leader.
He said two motions of no confidence were passed in Parliament on two separate dates and subsequently, the steps taken to submit the signed documents of 122 members to the Speaker which then transmitted to Parliament and the President.
“It seems that the purportedly appointed Premier and the Government continue to function and eventually it would create turbulence in the country,” Sampanthan said.
“The entire procedure into this has been done in violation of the Constitution and the law of the country. This a serious situation and that’s why we urge the diplomates to bring this dangerous situation into the knowledge of the responsible bodies so that there would an end to this state of affairs,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
sobers Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:11
No choice, if Srilanka can't solve its own problem then the need requires to seek others help. It seems the current politicians are working towards fulfilling their pockets and towards developing or caring for the country.
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sach Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:05
you mean Sri Lanka should resolve according others' wishes?
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Pradeepan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:15
Have a heart attack and die traitor. What an old fart
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Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:08
It is a very bad and cowardly behavior to wish someone else death and vilify someone with a different opinion online. The country does not need such people like you. There are enough of these people in Parliament
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Gayan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:33
Nothing unusual from TNA here. They always want foreign intervention.
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Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:50
Everything Sri Lanka has achieved so far has only been achieved with foreign aid
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JOHAN Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:10
Sri Lanka totally depends on foreign aid and investment.When government is not steady nobody will help us.No point of showing ourheroism with empty vessel.Our rotten leaders are not capable of solvingour own problem last one month better foreign intervention
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sach Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:06
SL does not depend on foreign aid, a lesson Norwegians learnt in 2009
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SENEWI Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:43
Fishing in troubled waters
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Nilame Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:19
Absolutely! These traitors always looking for international intervention and without them these racists will not survive.
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Dr.Siri Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:00
Good move. Since independence the rulers have ruined our nation.
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Bulll Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:01
Sorry Sir....Western has different agenda here... This is majorly Sinhala Buddhist country...And one and only country in the world for Sinhala Buddhist....But yes for Malwatte and Asgiri Prilates
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Will Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:15
Foreign interventionist traitor
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Modaya Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:25
Typical of tiger proxies to internationalize our internal matters....and the double standard diplomats will defo act on us and a different approach to oil rich countries
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sisira Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:25
...caretakers for an animal farm..
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cheers Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:59
Chase this old bastard who is playing to split the country. He was a crippler who tried to create mayhem in sri lanka with LTTE and the west
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Rasheed Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:30
India is the main silent culprit for this situation. All these problem started after MR visit to India.
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cw Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:40
What a shameless moron. Why do you invite foreigners to solve our problems? Do they invite you?
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Mokan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 15:42
26 days gone, still can’t solve the problem....God has gone on long service leave?
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Kumara Wednesday, 21 November 2018 15:54
I have nothing but praise for you and your party in this matter. Tell parliamentarians to work for people, not for money or power. Ranil is elected by people to be the PM, so the President must work with him no matter what he thinks.
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GO-SL Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:19
I am a Norwegian married to a Sinhale Sri Lankan for many years, and love Sri Lanka and its people.But I am now worried about this beautiful islands future and you need to get rid of your dirty and corrupt politicians robbing your assets etc, ie make it fully democratic!Only then will the country develop and its people prosper.
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Mokan Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:29
Kumara , I agree with you. Whether we like them or not in this matter they are perfect
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sach Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:07
Sri Lanka must be the only country that funds and take care of its enemies. Why does he have this dying need to keep RW in power?
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