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JVP not concerned of whoever appointed to Premiership: Anura

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was not concerned about whoever was appointed to the premiership, as the JVP was well aware of what both Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Rajapaksa did as Prime Ministers, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.

He told parliament that the JVP did everything possible to defeat the political coup and said whoever becomes the Prime Minister was not relevant to them.

“If a new government is appointed, a New Prime Minister should also be appointed. But it is not relevant to us,’ he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said they voted in favour of the No-Confidence motion brought against the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on April 4 against his actions as the Prime Minister for three years and added that the same criticism they made against him was still valid.

He said even though the then government managed to secure its power in Parliament through numbers, it had lost confidence of the people and added that the government’s stability did not depend only on numbers.

“A situation conducive to President Sirisena’s political coup had been created in the country due to the people’s loss of confidence in the government. There had been a situation where the people were compelled to somewhat accept the coup. The government had been acting against the mandate obtained in January 2015,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 11

  • Paul Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:40 PM

    You are definitely correct Mr.Anura Kumara but in Sri Lanka no politicians cannot be believed because, they change every things they delivered after they come to power.

    Leera Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:12 PM

    What logic is this? Ranil got 117 votes with TNA. But TNA is telling that they will remain in the opposition. That means a Ranil government will have roughly 100 members. Then why is it unconstitutional to appoint Mahinda but is constitutional to appoint Ranil?

    Mandy Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:55 PM

    Simply because Mahinda has less than even the 100 Ranil has.

    fareed Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:02 PM

    Well, even though they are in opposition, they will vote when necessary just like the JVP voted against the dissolution the Parliament by the President.

    Jiff Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:13 PM

    We are not concerned as long as the economy goes backwards. Logic of JVP.

    Buwa Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:14 PM

    Only Anura and his sidekick Vijitha will be able to go to the parliament if new election are called. That is why this show.

    K. C. John Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:29 PM

    I think AKD said the JVP lent their support to anti-democratic actions by MS, but they would not support RW's appointment as PM. Fair comment.

    Web Buwa Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:05 AM

    What ever said and done , we know that you are protecting Ranil

    dcol Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:03 PM

    "As far as it is Ranil"

    Mal Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:56 PM

    JVP wants to eat the cake and keep the cake.... with this kind of attitude they will not get many votes in the next General Elections... its all half hearted stuff from the JVP. More this situation goes on the UNP gets stronger. JVP is keen only to make sure they don't make any mistakes ... so if they come to power they will not work as only those who work makes mistakes and those who don't work don't do any mistakes. They are just bloody Theoreticians or perfectionists. We all know what happened to the last perfect man !!!! Not even God was able to help him !!!!

    Ghost Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:22 PM

    Then why are you guys screaming against MR?????

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