Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

No change in Govt: SB

30 November 2018 06:48 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister S.B. Dissanayake said yesterday there would not be any change of government and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would continue in his post.

He told a news conference held at the parliament complex that the prime minister would not be replaced.

"There are no vacancies for a Prime Minister or ministers in the government. No other person will be appointed to that post. This government will continue," Mr. Dissanayake said.

He said the Speaker could not play around with a government appointed by the President and that they were awaiting the Supreme Court verdict on the dissolution of parliament.

Mr. Dissanayake said they would go for an election, if the SC ruling says so.

"We will be able to form a government at an election while the UNP will be reduced to 65 seats, Hakeem to three seats, Bathiudeen to two, the TNA to 13, TPA will lose its seats and Digambaram will win one seat," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)






Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 30

  • prasantha60 Friday, 30 November 2018 06:56 PM

    in your dreams

    Janathawa Friday, 30 November 2018 07:33 PM

    Who are these jokers ???

    Rodney Friday, 30 November 2018 06:59 PM

    This man is a person rejected by the people taken through the back door by Sirisena, a mentally insecure man

    True citizen Friday, 30 November 2018 11:26 PM

    MS has become famous for backdoor appointments.

    Nadi Karunatatne Friday, 30 November 2018 07:03 PM

    We want governance by the honest, the public spirited and the educated. Not more plunder, nepotism and thuggery by self-serving parasites.

    Baba Friday, 30 November 2018 07:03 PM

    Will u win a seat.

    Nilmini Friday, 30 November 2018 07:05 PM

    Biggest crooks of our time. Dirtiest politician next to wimal and callas is SB

    Banda Friday, 30 November 2018 07:07 PM

    Look at their faces. How to run a toy government without 'salli' to spend. You better arrange another appa meeting to sort this out.

    Shihan Friday, 30 November 2018 07:10 PM

    So no need election he has just told all and WhatBetter than sumanadasa SB karma will follow u for the lies u tell and the rest we need to wait to c

    Bota Friday, 30 November 2018 07:20 PM

    Hi, SeeniBolay. No need of election. Results declared.

    Upul Friday, 30 November 2018 07:29 PM

    When you open your mouth, the entire country stinks. It is because of the lies you say. I know it, you know it, and we all do. Please keep your foul mouth closed without stinking the entire country

    Mandayan Friday, 30 November 2018 07:47 PM

    Good guessing on seat numbers. But will you be a winner this time remembering people rejected you last time. Only best policy the Greens have is not to offer the National list postings to those who rejected by the people. If others follow suits you can’t cause mayhem that you caused recently.

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 30 November 2018 08:04 PM

    U ststement cannot be relied as U R a defeated candidate in Kandy District udunuwara electroate only got 12000 votes. U political battery is fully discharged Only qualification 2yrs RI - U were talkative up to late 90's

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 30 November 2018 08:13 PM

    Thank MR - genuine oppession U made to sit with majority

    Dubious Friday, 30 November 2018 08:18 PM

    Why go for election if SC says no? If SC says no, then remaining term to continue - just because y’all are playing a tune, doesn’t mean everyone dances

    PAUL Friday, 30 November 2018 08:18 PM

    Cat jump out from the bag that mean there would not be any free and fair election under MS and MR regime. They have already prepared their vote bank fearing that they will clearly know what would happen to them if this purported government was defeated by the people.

    Unchikun Friday, 30 November 2018 08:47 PM

    He was taking of a magic number 113. So did Gamrarala. Now he gives the number of seats at the next election, Will it be " Range" or $$$. A disgraceful man only fit for the septic tank.

    Dhammika Friday, 30 November 2018 09:06 PM

    A Disgracefull man with NO self respect at all .

    Mal Friday, 30 November 2018 09:17 PM

    All these jokers have a very worried look ... any ideas? I think this SB (Kavun face) has become an Astrologer predicting election results

    Gamarala Friday, 30 November 2018 09:30 PM

    It is the public who create govts not you or authoritative president. Keep your lies within your team of liars.

    Rubu Friday, 30 November 2018 09:42 PM

    You uneducated moron, Government is not appointed by your moron twin MS but BY THE PEOPLE of Sri Lanka.

    Misnad Friday, 30 November 2018 09:43 PM

    SB... enawada.. oya?

    Samson Friday, 30 November 2018 10:24 PM

    You JOkers have a hope. Have more chili powder next time you decide to attend parliament.

    Dee Friday, 30 November 2018 10:33 PM

    So why the hell are you running away from parliament? A government can't run in a restaurant or a temple hall!

    jeffaloy Friday, 30 November 2018 10:54 PM

    Will you be able to win your electorate first before commenting about others, If possible ask wimal and gammanpila to contest under their own party and see the results.

    Gamaya Friday, 30 November 2018 10:54 PM

    Oh Seeni Bola will you ever growing up?

    sg Friday, 30 November 2018 11:03 PM

    All Those commented people don't know real meaning of the ":POLITICS"

    Athas Friday, 30 November 2018 11:15 PM

    So what about your seat ?

    samantha Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:12 AM

    This man is thief.he and his colleagues came to parliament from back door. People have rejected them for many times. Undemocratic, fascist idiots are trying to bring a authoritarian rule to this country. They must be punished with severe penalties for a coup against a legitimate government.

    GH Saturday, 01 December 2018 12:44 AM

    Very briefly, minor parties will no longer gain seats, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa will definitely win the election by winning the hearts and minds of the people.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w