Two thirds majority needed to rid country of extremism: GL

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Two thirds majority is needed to draft laws to rid the country of extremism and to strengthen the defence apparatus, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Prof. G.L. Peiris said today.

He said the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) is working tirelessly to uncover the truth behind the Easter Sunday attacks.

“Once the PCoI completes investigations and releases a report, action needed to be taken accordingly. We must find both the local and foreign origins of attacks,” Prof. Peiris said speaking at the SLPP weekly news briefing.

As a measure to prevent financing for terrorist activities, he said a proper and firm mechanism was needed to regulate foreign funds flowing into the country.

“Large amounts of money are flowing into the country but the sources are not known. There is no accountability. The External Resource Department at the Finance Ministry should monitor and regulate these funds,” he said.

Prof. Peiris said two thirds majority also needed at the next parliament to strengthen foreign relations and especially to look into the well-being of the armed forces due to the allegations levelled against them at international fora. “A two thirds majority needed to remedy this situation,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said the opposition parties, after realising that the SLPP was heading for victory, say that their purpose now is to prevent the SLPP from getting a two thirds majority.

He said it is foreseeable that a future parliament will consist of a weak opposition. “We will be needing to enhance self-criticism and some of the duties of the opposition could devolve into the government,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

  Comments - 18

  • vithura Monday, 20 July 2020 05:32 PM

    The one time professor lost his marbles, long time ago!

    Dulshan P Monday, 20 July 2020 05:48 PM

    Yea right we’ll believe you

    sam silva Monday, 20 July 2020 05:56 PM

    It should not be by two thirds but by bipartisan

    Saranga Walimuni Monday, 20 July 2020 06:13 PM

    Or to dismay independent commissions

    Siri Monday, 20 July 2020 06:15 PM

    Mr. PROFESSOR. YOU NO THE MEANING OF respect. IF YOU NO THE MEANING PLEASE STAY AT HOME. IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR FAMILIES TOO. YOUR FAMILIES MEMBER CAN LIVE PEACEFUL AND WITH RESPECT. YOU LEAVE FROM POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT. WHAT ARE FILTHY WORDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES GETTING YOU KNEW THAT. THEREFORE STAY STHOME. SAFE AT HOME. BYE BYE BYE LAST WORD RESPECT YOUR EDUCATION.

    Ramal Monday, 20 July 2020 06:24 PM

    Not to get rid of extremists. But to elect like Hitler did another set of extremists with so much clout to neutralise the balance of power

    Dotard Monday, 20 July 2020 06:30 PM

    2/3rd will open the path for you to go to the HIGHEST EXTREME.

    Devjhan Monday, 20 July 2020 06:43 PM

    What a joke MR brought a 2/3 and created a non existent extremism and this joker is vying for 2/3 to get rid of extremism LOL. Ultimately it's the poor people who suffer

    rss Monday, 20 July 2020 07:01 PM

    yes 2/3 needed to bring back white van culture. Good luck Sri Lankans in your effort to bring white at your door step

    Siri de Alwis Monday, 20 July 2020 07:06 PM

    No party should get two third majority under any circumstance. This is the worse thing that can happen to a Country. The winners can misused the power the way they desire. We hope that Sri Lankan are not that foolish.

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Monday, 20 July 2020 07:09 PM

    Off course u need two third majority for a dictatorship, who are u trying to hoodwink. U are in desperate for it are u?.

    Warren Raed Monday, 20 July 2020 07:17 PM

    Then what were you doing when you were in power?

    Chux Monday, 20 July 2020 07:18 PM

    Very surpriseD how you have become the professor of law to give these idiotic statements???

    Ravi Monday, 20 July 2020 07:47 PM

    Is it really? I thought that it's to strengthen dictatorship?

    Sokrates Monday, 20 July 2020 08:19 PM

    It is not understandable that a man with your education became a henchman for a Mafia Clan and for war criminals. Even you not objected that this crooked government allowed that foreign currency can come unrestrictet to this country without checking the sources. Hopefully your masters, these criminal Rajapaksa brothers, will never get a two third majority. That would be the end of democracy and the beginning of a ruthleth military dictatorship like China.

    exageration Monday, 20 July 2020 08:22 PM

    Professor Sir, not to worry people know that you all have not just come down from the sky. we know your past and we can decide our future.

    De Silva - 69 Monday, 20 July 2020 08:47 PM

    Surely fools will believe you.

    Sambo Tuesday, 21 July 2020 08:26 PM

    Did you need two thirds to fight the war


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