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The Joint Opposition today charged that the government was committing several mistakes in the rules and regulations with regard to the elections, in an attempt of postponing elections.

JO Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena told a news conference that the government was influencing on the democracy as well as the election procedure of the country even though they had come to power to serve the country with good-governance.

He also urged the government to hold the elections as per the Constitution.

“We have gone to the Supreme Court with regard to the draft of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. The Supreme Court has decided that it is necessary to go for a referendum to get the amendment approved,” he added.

He said however, the government had discreetly included thirty one amendments to the Act on increasing women representation in Parliament and added that such an anti-democratic procedure had never taken place in Parliament after the period of former president J. R. Jayawardene.

While viewing the JO’s disappointment on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, MP Gunawardena said the Speaker had not considered their issues even after raising them in Parliament.

“He had let the government’s move of not holding elections as well. Parliament was suspended by him for three and half hours because there was not a two thirds majority to get this Act approved. I have never witnessed such a Speaker throughout the past years in Parliament. Do not make a mockery out of the democracy prevailing in the country,” he added.

He said that only the Joint Opposition was standing by the people to protect democracy of the country. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • GH Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:04 PM

    Sir, whatever you say, the Election in SL is a daydream, these power mongers never hold any election as they know their status amongst the PUBLIC. Those days elections chief stood neutral, right now, this very guy stands Non-Impartial.

    Ranjitdea Friday, 29 September 2017 04:46 AM

    Atleast can go to Supreme court, your time can't even do that

    nick Friday, 29 September 2017 04:58 AM

    Yes ur correct on speaker he is a unp so he will only support uno maybe time to put a independent speaker who is not the from any political party which will ensure the balance of the democracy via DM Android App

    Kadiya Friday, 29 September 2017 06:34 AM

    But they did everything deliberately!!!!

    Wandabona Friday, 29 September 2017 06:54 AM

    He means Mahinda DESTROYED

    mnsmart Friday, 29 September 2017 08:17 AM

    Ys, former abused, latter mistook

    surasena Friday, 29 September 2017 08:49 AM

    People making a mistake keeping you in the Parliament

    M. T. Amarakoon (Lawyer) Friday, 29 September 2017 09:36 AM

    Don't blame the speaker at any cost as he is a honest gentleman.

    P.M. Keerthisinghe (Fmr. govt. agent) Friday, 29 September 2017 09:40 AM

    Dinesh bear it in mind - Mahinda made blunders in the past on all issues and tried to rule forever, now our Yahapalanaya Govt. rectified all blunders and putting it in the right place, you guys are so scared and jealous.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 29 September 2017 09:41 AM

    The Jokers Organization or JO must fine some thing to say in order to keep their identity alive. This is one of them. Please dry up and let the doer's do their thing.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 29 September 2017 09:44 AM

    Dinesh I know pretty well that your family doctor had told you that you have piles. Take treatment and rest at home, paving the way for youngsters.

    R. Leelaratne Friday, 29 September 2017 10:12 AM

    Dinesh what happened to the "Hat Collection" money which you guys organized through Buddhist monks?

    roshan Friday, 29 September 2017 12:48 PM

    u all r crooks, no shame for you to utter like this,

    Dhammika Friday, 29 September 2017 04:51 PM

    RULES AND REGULATIONS - Yes ,during your MARA in power there WERE no such thing called RULES AND REGULATIONS.


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