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MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today the faction which commands majority in parliament should be given powers to form a government and that the President could not halt it.

The prelate told that parliament cannot be maintained without the confidence of majority.

"If someone from the UNP commands majority in parliament, President cannot halt it. If we are for upholding democracy, parliament cannot be run without the confidence of the majority," he said.

The Thera said a caretaker government with all parties should be formed for a period of three to six months and go for an election as a solution to the current political standoff.

"This crisis cannot be resolved by blaming the President. When there was no agreement among the executive, legislature and the judiciary, it leads to political impasse," he said.

The issue of the electoral system leads to disagreement between the legislature and the judiciary, Ven. Rathana Thera added. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

Pic by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 6

  • Saradiel Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:04 PM

    Thanks Ven. Thera. However, when MR was appointed as PM without showing the majority and amidst the protests by the majority, you openly said that you will support MR. Very disappointing from a person like you.

    Nandana Friday, 30 November 2018 04:12 PM

    So did the PM Ranil in 2015.

    Saradiel Friday, 30 November 2018 06:36 PM

    Nandana, 2015 was different. MR left the government and no one protested for RW's appointment.

    samson Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:10 PM

    So you have suddenly woken up. Don't involve the judiciary just because there had been disagreement between the executive and the legislature.

    piyawardana Friday, 30 November 2018 12:09 PM

    Nobody accepts your political and economic views in modern world since they are not practical and not implementable and so it is better to quit politics .

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Friday, 30 November 2018 07:17 PM

    Appoint ranawake as prime minibter and Ranil Wickremesinghe as Presidential candidate. We should listen ti the anusasana of the venerable clergy,


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