Tue, 03 Aug 2021 Today's Paper

Gota loyalists to discuss governance till general election

19 November 2019 06:25 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The leaders of political parties that rooted for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will meet this evening to discuss options for governing the country until a general election is conducted.

Already, five Cabinet ministers, viz. Kabir Hashim, Mangala Samaraweera, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Malik Samarawickrama and Harin Fernando have resigned from their posts in the aftermath of the defeat at the presidential election. Besides, non-Cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera also resigned thus triggering a political crisis.

On the one hand, several ministers urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down thereby making way for President Rajapaksa to appoint a new premier. On the other, Mr. Wickremesinghe said he would meet with party leaders and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to explore the possibility of dissolving parliament for a snap general election.

Against this backdrop, the leaders of parties that worked for the President’s victory will meet at the Wijerama Mawatha residence of opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss what should be done next.

According to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President can dissolve parliament only by March next year. It can be dissolved at any time before only with the adoption of a resolution by parliament with two-thirds. (Kelum Bandara)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 1

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Anmanpan Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:21 AM

    Yes, that is nice. Also provide the tax cuts as proposed. We are waiting.


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


Ugly sporting truths Sport scholarships thrive in culture of corruption

Sadly the cohort of perpetrators include egotistical leaders, coaches and eve

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.