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29 December 2018 07:02 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Responding to the remarks made by Minister Navin Dissanayake, the others ministers are reported to have resolutely opposed the holding of a snap general election.

They met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday evening and discussed the remarks made the United National Party's National Organizer that the party should brace itself for a general election anytime after April next year.

Ministers Sajith Premadasa and Mangala Samaraweera are reported to have raised concerns on this matter and said whatever the election may be, it should be conducted according to the election sechdule. Mr. Dissanayake was not present at the meeting.

The presidential election is due at the end of next year while parliament can only dissolved by March 2020. A snap parliamentary election is possible only by way of a resolution passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 6

  • Waco Sunday, 30 December 2018 09:56 AM

    RW, doesn't want to go for an election. Because ,he knows he will not elected by the people.

    aa Sunday, 30 December 2018 10:41 AM

    obviously..why lose the posts snap while can be ministers some more time.?

    tissa Monday, 31 December 2018 07:44 AM

    RW will oppose any election and would like to rule with MPs in present Parliament bribed by the money robbed from Central Bank and other institutions. He will only go for Referendums as a last resort just like what was conducted in 1983 by his uncle JR.

    Jayasiri Monday, 31 December 2018 08:33 AM

    We just have to see how these uncivilized group put the country in the pit. They are not capable of running the country but very good at stealing money from public tax.

    surath Monday, 31 December 2018 08:37 AM

    RW always wants to be away from common man.

    Rasheed Monday, 31 December 2018 04:17 PM

    Ministers will always oppose any elections, because they know that most of them will not be elected.

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