The United National Party (UNP) would make a written request to President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament, a Deputy Minister said today.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera told a media briefing that the UNP had decided to make a written request for the dissolution of Parliament in accordance with the resolution passed by the party’s working committee recently.
Mr. Perera said the UNP would also remind the President in writing that he would have to honour the pledge made during the Presidential Election that Parliament would be dissolved after hundred days.
“This government has the mandate to rule this country only for 100 days and therefore it is not correct to go on for two hundred days,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
Comments - 26
citizen a Monday, 15 June 2015 07:02 PM
MS has to analyze carefully about his future cabinet and parliament giving priority for the peoples voice.if he makes the wrong move he will be check mate.probably he is still undecided.
Fernando Monday, 15 June 2015 07:37 PM
Mr package bags go to the home .
New Voter Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:51 AM
Can someone please educate me? After getting elected, can a Politician cross over to another party? if yes , what is the point having an election? Cant we have a system in which a selected MP can not cross over?
Observer Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:17 AM
Ushan, says who?
Mansoor Monday, 15 June 2015 02:36 PM
I think MS has deviated in large way from the mandate given to him. He will end up at in dustbin if he keep on eating the dead ropes of Rajitha and Champika. These two men at any cost cannot be trusted. They have never been loyalist to any of their leaders. They are slowly pushing MS to fulfill their personal agendas. They have a grudge with UNP and RW. They cant get along with brains of UNP. Let the people decide whom they want and not Rajitha and Champika.
Eng. M.V.R.Perera Monday, 15 June 2015 02:42 PM
Please get the CC active and get the bill on rights to information passed before dissolution
Anil Monday, 15 June 2015 02:49 PM
What do you mean MS will end up in dustbin? He IS already in dustbin
modaya Monday, 15 June 2015 02:50 PM
Do it soon as the people to get rid of the current members and replace with educated young blood.We are fed up.
Mohamed Monday, 15 June 2015 03:03 PM
MS camp Chief Lieutenant, Rajitha Senaratne said that the Parliament would be dissolved after the passage of 20th Amendment, It seems there is no agreement among of minority parties on passage of 20th Amendment.Instead of wasting time, I would encourage to bring a petition on dissolution of Parliament by collecting the signatures from Public and Parliamentarians, then hand it over to the President, If he still refuses to dissolve then bring an impeachment motion against the President for not respecting the mandate that was given to people.
upali Monday, 15 June 2015 03:06 PM
UNP is running away forgetting minor political parties from their aspiration to make electoral reforms to be finalized in favor of them. It also confident that they can win election but now MR has become strong it will not so.
LogicalCitizen Monday, 15 June 2015 03:09 PM
Agreed and seconded.
PoPo Monday, 15 June 2015 03:14 PM
What power has the UNP working committee to issue such letters. The president should make a decision for the betterment of the country.
Sikuru Monday, 15 June 2015 03:28 PM
People are with the UNP as long as they are with the people like they are doing now
lkboy Monday, 15 June 2015 03:38 PM
MS is clinging on to 20A, which is not a big problem for the people.
J R Rajasinghe Monday, 15 June 2015 03:39 PM
you are very correct Mansoor. UNP must tread very carefully.
Cheers Monday, 15 June 2015 03:43 PM
Better be fast as UNP reputation has detoriated and getting further detoriated so faster the better anyway you have no where to go
senakak Monday, 15 June 2015 03:46 PM
It does not matter when and how under what circumstances the parliament will be dissolving they know that MR is going to come back hence the delay, mud and 1000 of excuses. the question is however how long is this lot going to avid it?
Vernon Monday, 15 June 2015 03:56 PM
But is the use having election with the same system. Unsuitable characters will come in, and it would be a repetition
anura Monday, 15 June 2015 04:18 PM
When the 19 a get to passed 20A was part of deal UNP agree .
Manel Monday, 15 June 2015 04:26 PM
Whoever is contesting under whatever election system, the crooks, thugs, drug lords, chain snatchers, rapists and generally those good for nothing corrupt b*****ds who were in MARA govt. should not be given nominations from SLFP. The same goes for UNP too.
kan Monday, 15 June 2015 04:29 PM
Parliament should be dissolved immediately or else situation could change within split of a second, then no more dissolution until present mandate expires in April 2016.
Ushan Monday, 15 June 2015 04:42 PM
As an insider I can tell you MS is worried, he wants to delay it as the recently surveys show that MR can get close to 110 seats, same system. So MS is waiting till MR BECOMES unpopular.
Kelaniya Some Monday, 15 June 2015 04:52 PM
Last few days of Honeymoon
YAMADUTA Monday, 15 June 2015 05:08 PM
Are you scared that all robberies, corruption and wrong doing may focus if you delay election ? We will give you a bitter lesion for cheating us by the POLICE JUNTA government
Sunil Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:43 PM
All Political parties should not give nominations to known thugs and crooks. If they do Public should not vote for these parties that give nominations to known thugs and crooks.
lu Monday, 15 June 2015 05:41 PM
Send a copy to MR and let himself patch his mouth with that...!!!
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