Will not support Impeachment motion against President: TNA

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which pledged its support to the United National Party (UNP) to form a government has, however, assured President Maithripala Sirisena that it will not support any motion to impeach him, it is learnt.

TNA Leader R. Sampanthan gave this assurance to the President when he met him last Friday. However, the TNA stressed that only UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had a mandate to become the Prime Minister.

Mr. Sampanthan is reported to have said his party cannot be party to any exercise that strengthens the hands of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa over his wartime activities.

The President reiterated his position that it would be difficult for him to work with Mr. Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister again.(By Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 17

  • BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 03 December 2018 08:52 AM

    Good move, TNA supports Ranil as PM and the President has publicly declared he will not continue one day as President if Ranil is back, it is obvious that if the President has a morsel of self respect

    Sam Monday, 03 December 2018 09:05 AM

    Do you think he has got self respect ???? The way now he is romancing with MR he has clearly shown his face to the sri lankan people

    Dallas Monday, 03 December 2018 08:56 AM

    UNP is day dreaming.They have no idea what entails an impeachment process against a sri lankan presidentUNP deserves to be sent hoe any way due to its poor performance in last 3.5 years

    channa Monday, 03 December 2018 11:08 AM

    dont blame unf. it was a national government. sira and minister who joined from slfp always pulled from the leg.

    sandy123 Monday, 03 December 2018 11:33 AM

    Is this Dallas Alahappruma?

    Dallas Monday, 03 December 2018 11:44 AM

    I am not Dallas Alahapperuma, how ever pls understand that impeaching a SL president is near impossible even with two thirds majority

    Bravo Monday, 03 December 2018 09:07 AM

    TNA will not support the majority Sinhala Buddhist leaders.Cat is out.....Wake up all Sri Lankans who love this country truly

    Mushi Monday, 03 December 2018 09:28 AM

    Even UNP eader is a Buddhist why still separate the Country

    Jaya Monday, 03 December 2018 09:57 AM

    Such comments only come from idiots living outside sri lanka

    Dr Siri Monday, 03 December 2018 09:28 AM

    According to the President there is no need to impeach him as he had promised to relinquish his duties when RW is appointed as the Prime minister again

    Wise Donkey Monday, 03 December 2018 01:08 PM

    He never does what he says, so impeachment is the only answer.

    Wise Donkey Monday, 03 December 2018 10:04 AM

    We think that is the right thing to do for creating this mess and tarnishing the country's name in the world. Impeach him!

    Raj Monday, 03 December 2018 10:33 AM

    Yes you want both butter and jam

    Jaffna Tamil Monday, 03 December 2018 11:07 AM

    You are not a Sri Lankan Tamil,mate.You must be an Indian.

    Lion Monday, 03 December 2018 12:20 PM

    Not an terrorist either for sure

    Jude Monday, 03 December 2018 11:15 AM

    Hey Sampa Durai, One way or the other!! You Can't have BOTH ways!!! Huh!!

    Jude Monday, 03 December 2018 11:30 AM

    This is being the case with you guys !!! Any important political matter, your stance is vague!!! You want to stand behind the guy who made mockery of democracy and Parliament!! And then want UNP to form the government!! Huh!!


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