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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today proposed a gathering of all parties to decide on an election, but said Sri Lanka's constitution must be safeguarded at all times.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said this while visiting the Sathyagaraha conducted by civil society groups against the violation of the constitution.

“Political parties can discuss and decide on having an election, but it is essential that the constitution is followed when doing things,” Mr. Wickremesinghe said.

“The constitution has been kicked aside for the first time and a Sathyagaha is being held against it, while protests are being held all over the country. The struggle to ensure the rule of law and to preserve the constitution must continue,” he added.

He then thanked all those who had organized the Sathyagaraha and placed his signature on a public petition against the appointment of a new Prime Minister and government. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Waco Tuesday, 27 November 2018 03:52 AM

    High time to retire and go home, without living on tax payers money.

    Cluless Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:05 PM

    Atleast he lives on tax payers money. The others in minority government are enjoying on the billions robbed.

    Ralahamy Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:45 AM

    The urgent need of the country is the Presidential Election, One man is making all the follies in the country and he has no remorse about it. He destroyed the constitution and the people's rights. GO FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

    soorapappa Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:15 PM

    So people are doing sathyagraha and what is he exactly doing .. If he had done his duties as the elected PM and prosecuted the corrupt individuals before him, this country would would not have had to face a crisis like this.

    Citizen Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:05 PM

    When there is an election approaching he runs away from the country as well as running away from contesting on his own.

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