The joint opposition yesterday requested President Maithripala Sirisena and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to ensure that Megapolis and Western Region Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka does not participate in the meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) scheduled for today to discuss the appointment of the next Inspector General of Police (IGP), it is learnt.
Mr. Ranawaka is the member nominated by the President to the CC, which is chaired by the Speaker by virtue of his office.
The joint opposition, in a letter signed by its parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardane and a few other MPs such Bandula Gunawardane and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, said that was a police investigation concerning Mr. Ranawaka's alleged involvement in a road accident and that he should, therefore, not be a part of a body that would choose the next police head.
The letter said there were also court proceedings in this regard.
I THINK , THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN CC MUST BE SAINTS AND ANGELS.
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 18 April 2016 12:48 PM
What is your qualification for me to judge you.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 18 April 2016 12:52 PM
Are you paid by these rotters.
Sharon Monday, 18 April 2016 12:52 PM
Of course he can't participate. JO is correct.
Manuel Benjamin Monday, 18 April 2016 12:54 PM
Yes really they are not the worst casted out sinners in the Joint Opposition.
Bubble Banda Monday, 18 April 2016 12:55 PM
You got it man, you are right. Thanks.
Copral Monday, 18 April 2016 09:03 AM
They do have a point.....
Hassanda Monday, 18 April 2016 09:18 AM
All SLankan politicians have court cases against them inDifferent forms All MPs n minister's should not attend parliament Or Official matters until proven innocentPissu Kathawak - Personal Vengence by JO group
Independent Monday, 18 April 2016 10:16 AM
MR and the gang of thieves desperate about coming back to Power
Aba Jayasekera Monday, 18 April 2016 10:21 AM
There may be mention of Champika in the Court proceedings but certainly not as an accused.Further, this is only a minor traffic accident. Also he is only representing the President. This attempt to prevent Champika is the most stupid of the demands of the Joint Opposition, who have already proved that they are a set of JOINT JOKERS.
Axehead Monday, 18 April 2016 10:23 AM
It is incorrect for you to generalize and state that "all Sri Lankan Politicians have court cases against them" I know of 3 of them who do not have any cases pending, or have had any cases filed against them.
Manuel Benjamin Monday, 18 April 2016 10:28 AM
Hay Joint Opposition mind it, it is the President who will decides and you rotters keep your mouths shut.
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 18 April 2016 10:30 AM
No job rotten eggs has no other work other than criticizing the honest people.
Horri Jimonis Monday, 18 April 2016 10:31 AM
Hay guys, you all don't have any voice. The President knows what to do and the Govt. will act wisely to elect the right IGP.
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 18 April 2016 10:33 AM
Its the honest President's decision to have a honest person (Hon. Champika) to be in the CC.
CITIZEN Monday, 18 April 2016 10:45 AM
Yes, it would be immoral for Champika to participate in the selection process of the IGP since he has a problem in hand. I hope he will honourably withdraw before others request him to do so.
J Palitha Monday, 18 April 2016 10:55 AM
How about the Honest Old King Mahinda?
Horri Jimonis Monday, 18 April 2016 10:58 AM
Dinesh, Bandu - here you are. A dashing slap for you guys.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 18 April 2016 11:00 AM
Another 20 years Yahapalanaya will go on, by the time will MR (X)
Bubble Banda Monday, 18 April 2016 11:02 AM
Don't worry - barking dogs will not bite.
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 18 April 2016 11:04 AM
They are the 3rd Grade shameless politicians.
KJ Monday, 18 April 2016 11:05 AM
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