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Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) MP Wimal Weerawansa today charged that the government was imprisoning its opponents at a rate as it intended to hold a referendum to adopt its new Constitution which was aimed at dividing the country.

“The government is planning to implement a new constitution by obtaining a two thirds majority at a referendum and is doing the utmost to prevent a free and fair referendum. Any shortfall for the special majority at the referendum would be met by the pro-government Sri Lankan expatriates, Tamil Diaspora and Sri Lankan Tamils in refugee camps in India as they would be allowed to visit Sri Lanka under special arrangements,” he told a news conference.

“The public would be debarred from knowing the right to information and the media would be suppressed until the proposed constitutional reforms are passed. Any individual who protests against it would end up in jail and this diabolical plan is already in progress,” Mr. Weerawansa alleged.

“Now we can imagine why the Local Government elections were postponed," he said.

“Due to failures in meeting people's aspirations the government cannot go to villages and seek votes from the people and that is why the government is trying to postponed the Local Government election,” he claimed. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • ananda Thursday, 23 June 2016 06:29 PM

    WW wants all fraudsters to go scot free. Your days are numbered to enter the dutch building at welikada. via DM Android App

    spirit Thursday, 23 June 2016 06:58 PM

    Nayata Kahinna

    Lal Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:11 PM

    about Australian businessman that complained against your friend?

    kk Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:35 PM

    now start hunger strike. MR never come that way. via DM Android App

    Manel Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:51 PM

    The only motive is to catch the political rogues of the MR Govt who murdered journos and other opponents, robbed public funds to fatten family wallets and made the legal system a mockery.

    Unchikun Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:59 PM

    Hey! Why are you outside?

    Raja Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:10 PM

    Wimal wants all the crooks who robbed the country and individuals to go free. He wants crooks to rule the country. On the 8th January last year the people elected an honest man to rule or country. His name is MS.

    Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:24 PM

    Without JO, the Govt. cant get 2/3 for new constitution. You are the one of unfortunate men at that time. After that Three Wheel Parties will be in RIP.

    Sincere Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:47 PM

    You are right. That ulterior motive is to free the country from corrupt politicians!

    Mowsil Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:50 PM

    Hi Wimal you should have been a state guest at Welikada. It is long overdue. Pack your bags and get ready. via DM Android App

    Laksiri Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:05 PM

    This is a garbage man and soon needs to arrest for many corruption and fraud under his ministry

    REALPATRIAT Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:35 PM

    Where is your golas via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:43 PM

    WHERE IS YOUR GOLAYA S BAGS FULL OF MONEY YOU BOTH SHOW ED TO MEDIA DURING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION THAT THEN COLOMBO MAYOR BRIBED HIM SO NOW WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:45 PM

    Aiyoo wimalAiyoo via DM Android App

    TONY Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:07 PM

    OH WIMAL. YOU ARE STILL FREE AREN'T YOU

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:11 PM

    High time you too appeared in the front page with your hands cuffed. Then you will pose as if you have won a gold medal in Olympic as your friends have done. Our disgraceful politicians.

    De Silva Friday, 24 June 2016 01:25 AM

    What ulterier motive?? All the thieves are in the joint opposition including him

    Henry Friday, 24 June 2016 01:48 AM

    Why not start with CB Governor and Bond scam?

    tomsam Friday, 24 June 2016 02:29 AM

    This bastard along with his wife should be locked up long ago for forgery of birth certificates and carrying tampered travel documents.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 June 2016 08:47 AM

    You are right, we need to find out what happened to that money... everyone is quiet about that TV appearance.


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