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Vasu denounces 'entertaining' foreign envoys in House

9 November 2018 04:36 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday criticized Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for what he called ‘entertaining’ foreign envoys in Parliament and inquired if the Speakers of these countries would have allowed the intrusion by our envoys in the affairs of their Parliaments and States.

In a letter to the Speaker, National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said he was shocked to note that the Speaker had entertained foreign Ambassadors at his Parliament office when it remain prorogued to discuss matters that concerned the President, Prime Minister and the State.

“Significant among those who were invited were the envoys of the US and the UK as well as those from other western countries. It is common knowledge that some of these countries actively engaged themselves in the Presidential Election held in 2015, in which you played a pivotal role to oust the then regime. Would the Speakers of these respective countries have entertained intrusions by our Ambassadors/High Commissioners in the affairs of their Parliaments and their States?,” he queried.

Recently, the minister pointed out that the US and the UK had been 'concerned' about alleged plots by other countries to meddle in their elections and political sphere. “In this context, I fail to comprehend your tolerance of the intrusive conduct of these envoys et al in the affairs of our State,” he said.

He said Speaker Jayasuriya was a part of the plot to oust the government in January 2015 and colluded to compel the President to appoint a Prime Minister, who had the backing of only 48 MPs, whilst there was a sitting Prime Minister who had the support of 155 members of the House.

“How is it then that you find it unacceptable when the President appoints a new Prime Minister, who led a movement that received mass support in the recent local Government Elections? In doing so, have you not usurped the powers of the President, as the Constitution mandates in the assessment of the level of confidence commanded by the appointed Prime Minister amongst the Members of Parliament?,” he inquired.

  Comments - 14

  • ranmald Friday, 09 November 2018 04:58 AM

    This Elderly stateman is now blowing in the wind.The constitutional crisis or coup is convenienrly ignored.How sad !!

    Thanga Friday, 09 November 2018 05:21 AM

    Vasudeva Nanayakkara is a discredited and failed politician. He is hanging on to the coat-tails of the government for political survival. By writing this nonsensical letter to the Speaker he is doing favours to his current masters Sirisena-Rajapaksa.According to Vasudeva's logic, a government resign every time it loses elections. The parliament is elected for 5 years and that is the mandate people gave.

    Shunmugam Friday, 09 November 2018 05:27 AM

    The extraordinary privileges being offered by the Sri Lankan Speaker to the Western diplomats can neverbe reciprocated to our envoys in the West. The general truth is there is no genuine respect for the third worldin the Western world. The only Sri Lankan Politician who ever understood the superiority mindset of the whites was the late Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 09 November 2018 03:33 PM

    Sri Lanka - you call it a third world country - first has to earn the genuine respect of the West and that certainly does not work with such an unconstitutional and undemocratic coup

    Blue Nun Friday, 09 November 2018 08:44 PM

    Lord Wolfstein,you are Christian Estate Tamil who is always used by the daily Mirror to view anti-Sri Lankan comments. Let us see how long this is going to go. Bastard.

    Manel Friday, 09 November 2018 05:35 AM

    What can you say about outright selling of our lands (former army headquarters) to foreign powers. Isn't that too an intrusion done by Ali Baba.

    Aelajoe Friday, 09 November 2018 06:10 AM

    Come on Vasideva, we too are shocked that a man who desecrated Parliament by using the P word is appointed minister of official languages. How much were you paid for doing postman duty for Dirty Dayan's letter from Moscow?

    sunil Friday, 09 November 2018 06:25 AM

    Allways to you bais advantage ?? OR intimidation ?

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 09 November 2018 06:40 AM

    All's well that ends well in the parliament WELL.

    Buddhist Friday, 09 November 2018 06:48 AM

    Does Vasudeva entertains Wignesvaran in his house Wigneswaran wants a separate state. So isn't Vasudeva entertaining a future foreigner and a separatist in his house?

    Jude Friday, 09 November 2018 06:59 AM

    Look who's talking!!??? Vasu all your life you're living off poor Labour unions members membership dues!!! Vasu you've NO moral values !!! Only services you rendered to the working class unionized members was carrying Placards and marching in MayDay parade and give a boring outdated speach with fairytale Promises!!!

    sunil Friday, 09 November 2018 08:00 AM

    This fellow Vasu is total hypocrite . He is with rouges . he and all other so called socialist are together with people who robbed the country .If so who ate these people ? Any one with normal intelligence will know .Vasu is spent force , only bias media gives him coverage just like for Weerawansa , and Gammanpila .Are not they fake ??

    Nimal Friday, 09 November 2018 10:38 PM

    So, are you asking to entertain only rogues in the parliament?

    sach Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:22 PM

    Vasu is correct Karu is a complete a$$

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