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The status quo that existed before October 26 can be restored now following the interim order given by the Appeal Court as it is given against an individual and not against a post, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Mr. Wickremesinghe expressed this sentiment during a public rally in Galle last evening.

“The decision of the Appeal Court is given against an individual and not against the post and against a government. Therefore the status quo prior to October 26, 2018, could be restored. In such a situation our administration which existed before October 26 can function as a legitimate government,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

“The illegitimate government should now resign. They should now go for God's Sake ( Hatharwaran deviyange namayen),” he added.

He said the 19th Amendment to the constitution had made it possible for the Appeal Court to give this kind of a decision.

“Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga wanted to appoint the late Lakshman Kadirgamar after the 2004 general election but ended up appointing Mr. Rajapaksa instead. I asked Ms. Kumaratunga as to why Mr. Kadirgamar was not appointed and she told me that he did not have a majority but Mr. Rajapaksa did. This is how the practice was when it came to appointing a Prime Minister even at that time,” he also said.

He added that holding an election was not an issue but said political parties in Parliament could decide on a date an election when it would be held.

Dr Rajitha Senaratne said they would go to ministries today. “We will go to the ministries which we held prior to October 26 as we are the legitimate Ministers now,” he said.

MP Patali Champika Ranawaka said the President should not have any hesitation in handing over the government to the UNF now. He said drastic action would be taken if a new government is not appointed by Wednesday. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • Sapal Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:04 AM

    How silly ! It is an injunction and not a final judgement. So everyone has to now W A I T !

    Citizen Aney Apoy Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:10 AM

    You are talking nonsense as usual RW. What about your unconstitutional actions such as delaying tactics to hold provincial elections, selling countries assets, UNP's dictator speaker Karu's illegal actions suspending standing orders etc etc. List goes on and on.

    Gh Tuesday, 04 December 2018 11:23 AM

    What are talking man? Don’t be stupid to believe in MS faults propaganda

    Premsutha Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:24 AM

    First at all the illegitimate president must resign, because he is the cause for all of those chaos

    Ranjith Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:36 AM

    He was the best thing that happened UNP in 2015.

    Ramu Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:29 AM

    See saw up and down MR going to Supreme Court. SL ruled by empty dum heads. Thank God we have a learned Judiciary.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:39 AM

    "Palayaw Palayaw Sathara Waram Deviyange Namayen Palayaw". I hope you too have got the message.

    Tiffany Tuesday, 04 December 2018 01:43 AM

    Ranil, thamunuth rata Kahala thiyenne, thamunuth yanava. For Gods sake vanish from earth. You have ruined the UNP with your political stooges" please GO.

    nimal Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:21 AM

    jayawewa now the country can be developed well

    Clueless Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:25 AM

    පලයව් පලයව් nice slogan for next presidential election. Well done prime minister. You are one of the best in staying put and playing the waiting game. Our crickets should take a clue from you. You are nicely wearing down sirisena the amateur president who has no idea what he has done.

    saman Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:50 AM

    GE (General Election ) or MI (Military Intervention) !

    Nalin Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:53 AM

    Same applies for you too. RW please go...

    ANGLICAN PONYL Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:53 AM

    Are you talking to yourself????????

    Haramanis Perera Tuesday, 04 December 2018 06:07 AM

    You should go. you are the man who came from the back door and failing 29 elections should connect his mouth to his own ear and listen to what he is telling others!!!

    Chari Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:17 AM

    Was there Democracy then. Elections were disregarded and a joke. The Fuel Formula hurt us all.

    Manu Tuesday, 04 December 2018 02:30 PM

    Palayaw Palayaw Sathara Waram Deviyange Namayen Palayaw RW.

    TONY Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:51 PM


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