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UNP exploring possibility of ousting President: Harin

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The United National Party (UNP) will explore the possibility of removing President Maithripala Sirinsena in conformity with Article 38 (2) of the Constitution, the party’s media spokesman Harin Fernando said today.

Article 38(2) says, “ Any Member of Parliament may, by a writing addressed to the Speaker, give notice of a resolution alleging that the President is permanently incapable of discharging the functions of his office by reason of mental or physical infirmity or that the President has been guilty of intentional violation of the Constitution, treason, bribery, misconduct or corruption involving the abuse of the powers of his office, or any offence under any law, involving moral turpitude and setting out full particulars of the allegation or allegations made and seeking an inquiry and report thereon by the Supreme Court.

Mr. Fernando said that, “We feel that President Sirisena neither is nor fit to hold his post considering the way he believes and acts and therefore we are focusing on removing him under the article 38(2) of the constitution.(Yohan Perera)

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  Comments - 15

  • Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:57 PM

    Sirisena is a liar and a cheater.

    Samson Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:00 PM

    We need MR and also the UNP, but don't need mental cases.

    Dulan Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:30 PM

    GOOD BUT ON THESE GROUNDS OVER 150 MPS MUST GO

    ravin Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:34 PM

    Not a surprise. it appears MA-RA will do it. and temple trees had banned serving hoppers to out side people except residences.

    Shan Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:37 PM

    '...by reason of mental or physical infirmity or that the President has been guilty of intentional violation of the Constitution, treason, bribery, misconduct or corruption involving the abuse of the powers of his office...' sound valid.

    Naman Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:43 PM

    This is the best solution to the current crisis.Sirisena became President with the help of UNP and he should have co-operated with them. By scheming against Ranil W, he has NOT ONLY brought to SL BUT ALSO economic downturn as well. Only the CHINESE are happy.

    Ajith de Silva Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:41 PM

    The President should serve the country and not the UNP.

    Sunil Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:43 PM

    That is wishful thinking.

    Max Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:44 PM

    Mr harin is day dreaming!

    MY3 Thursday, 08 November 2018 09:52 PM

    Of course. He's not fit. If you hold a referendum for that, the entire Sri Lanka will vote in favour to remove him.

    Dan Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:33 PM

    Like your Google Balloon...talk big act small..but learn the other way round that will help you....

    laksiri Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:40 PM

    Aiyo sirisena is not any more suitable for president post due to his mental issues,look at political rally this week sirisena's behavior without knowing to act when national anthems was play at meeting .mahinda has to stop this man and it was recorded.

    fareed Friday, 09 November 2018 11:25 AM

    Please throw him lock, stock and barrel. He has become a curse, MR is 100 times better than this traitor.

    R Friday, 09 November 2018 01:26 PM

    Sirisena is not capable and will continue to be problem for the country, the people and the politicians and as such should be made to go back to his village.

    Ganesh Friday, 09 November 2018 01:28 PM

    This should be done as soon as possible because there has been no other snake under grass in the Srilanka politics


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