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The joint opposition today said that it was surprised by President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks that future decisions related to financial matters should only be taken after consulting him.  

The President had informed the Cabinet that decisions related to the Central Bank and other financial matters should only be taken through a committee comprising him, the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister.

“The President of the country should always be consulted when taking financial decisions and it is the normal practice. President’s remarks validate that previous decisions relating to the finance sector, which had led to current financial crisis, had been taken without consulting him,” MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara told a news conference.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Dee Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:37 PM

    Your remarks not only sirprised us but kept us entertained all the time.

    Raizuh Langai Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:49 AM

    The present financial crisis is due to nothing but "M"aha "R"aja taking sole decision regarding the finance of the country.Take him to a dark bunker and within 24 hours we can recover all the billions.

    Harry Thursday, 21 April 2016 06:58 AM

    Please go back to your teachers who taught the alphabet and numbers! They are still doing it, can you challenge them?

    Diyani Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:08 AM

    Will these include the financial decisions that has being made by his brother?

    lalu. Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:24 PM

    Not only the joint opposition the whole nation is surprised and bewildered. via DM Android App

    jolly bird Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:40 PM

    AFTER A LONG TIME A NEW BONE HAS BEEN FOUND CAN BITE IT FOR A REASONABLE. PERIOD OF TIME . via DM Android App

    jolly bird Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:48 PM

    AT LAST DRIED. PUMKIN GOT A TRAMP TO TWIST FOR A LONG TIME. via DM Android App

    Aba Jayasekera Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:48 PM

    This principle did not affect MR because he read the speech given by Jayasundara and ran away from Parliament leaving his Deputy to answer.

    Upul R Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:54 PM

    i dont want to waste my time on commenting on this "welichcha wattakka"

    Raj Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:58 PM

    You have been in politics for around 40 years I guess. What are your achievements so far? Any major projects that you implemented for the welfare of the people?

    Aba Jayasekera Wednesday, 20 April 2016 05:19 PM

    Ministers are sometimes taking important decisions without consulting the President. Since the President will have to bear with the fallout of such decisions they should consult him before taking them. They should show the President that whatever they do is absolutely necessary and if it is proven the President may agree, possibly with some changes he may deem necessary.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 20 April 2016 05:48 PM

    Yes, we where also surprised and disgusted with the language you used in parliament . How is that?

    Anja Wednesday, 20 April 2016 05:50 PM

    they might have thought what they would consult grama sewaka when mr.Brian was with them via DM Android App

    Aruna Wednesday, 20 April 2016 06:40 PM

    Are you ashamed of your incumbent president and trying to cover him up?

    Mohan G.W. Wednesday, 20 April 2016 06:47 PM

    Vasudeve Nanayakkare is not a "welichcha wattakka", but someone who has common sense. MS and RW seem to be good clients of beauty saloons, they pose well together with full of make-up on their faces, but they seem to follow two ideologies, walking in two different directions. This government is obviously ready for crash unless they bring their act together. Otherwise, as Vasudeva remarked, they won't even have a welichcha wattakka for the Malabatha.


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