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PM should either resign or be ejected through no-faith motion: PHU

19 January 2018 06:09 am - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


While claiming that the page 854 of final bond report had categorically articulated that the statement proclaimed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament on March 17, 2105 that the former Governor Arjuna Mahendran did not intervene into the issuance of bonds, was untrue,

General Secretary of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU), MP Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday that PM should either resign from his office for misleading parliament or they would take the initiative to file a No Confidence Motion against the PM.

Addressing a news conference he said the mentioned incident was sufficient enough to file a No Confidence Motion against the PM.

Meanwhile, he said even though the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report which was submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena on January 3, consisted of 1,257 pages, the report submitted to parliament on Wednesday only had 1,154 pages.

President Sirisena must make a special announcement as to what happened to the rest of the [103] pages. At the same time, it was questionable as to why former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over a Commission Report before it was presented to Parliament.

“The said incident leads to a suspicion that the missing pages (103) have been removed out of the report in favour of the former Finance Minister who had a look at the report earlier. Therefore, we insist President Sirisena should deliver a statement with regard to the controversial incident and take pertinent steps with immediate effect,” Gammanpila said.

Nevertheless, he said although Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had proclaimed that the appointment of former Governor Arjuna Mahendran was done in accordance with the consensus of the President and the government, the President himself and several other ministers had opposed to the appointment.

“Some crucial questions could have been raised at the bond commission when the Premier was summoned to give the evidences. But such crucial questions such as why Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the management of the Central Bank - which was under the purview of the Ministry of Finance, appointing Arjuna Mahendran as Governor of the Central Bank despite being aware that he was a citizen of Singapore and why he had been appointed despite the President had opposed to it etc., should have been raised when the Premier had appeared before the PCoI,” Gammanpila said.

He said if those questions were raised, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have been found guilty of the bond scam. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 28

  • kumar Friday, 19 January 2018 06:27 AM

    why not first practice and set an example.

    lion Friday, 19 January 2018 06:35 AM

    It is very sad that an esteem news paper like yours giving a prominence to a man of this nature. He talks of every thing as he knows every thing. His character is shown very well in the case where he has been accused of forging a signature in power of attany.

    Sri Lankaan Friday, 19 January 2018 08:20 AM

    Well Said. Still we are behave like a third world country. Lets behave like a developing country.

    Ashiq Friday, 19 January 2018 09:40 AM

    It was esteem once upon a time.Now they are so biased.

    KARSHA Friday, 19 January 2018 10:45 AM

    Very VEry very BIASED.

    rajitha7 Friday, 19 January 2018 06:40 AM

    Stop dithering PM, please! sack Ravi, apologize for appointing Arjuna and deceiving the public. Do not worry about Rajapaske. He is a bigger crook than Arjuna. So you being the better evil win anyway.

    Dam Friday, 19 January 2018 07:10 AM

    Count the days ... before that you will start counting iron rods i the cell

    Yeti Friday, 19 January 2018 07:12 AM

    Desperate times for Gammampila indeed for if he doesn't do anything now he's finished-the handcuffs are knocking at his door!!!

    Sathees Friday, 19 January 2018 07:15 AM

    you should take care of your forgery case now!

    edward Friday, 19 January 2018 07:33 AM

    You should be behind bars for what you have done I guess.

    Andy Capp Friday, 19 January 2018 08:00 AM

    Good job for you! You can start a collection immediately!!!

    Saman Friday, 19 January 2018 08:05 AM

    like that ever happened in Sri Lanka..

    Sri Lankaan Friday, 19 January 2018 08:24 AM

    Mevin Silva is better then him. He talks sense.

    ksrdhs Friday, 19 January 2018 10:46 AM

    at least

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Friday, 19 January 2018 09:12 AM

    One that theft case comes to an end, you will be ejected from the parliament very soon.

    Iqbal Friday, 19 January 2018 09:32 AM

    Hi man ! you better be perfect before raising your finger at others

    voter Friday, 19 January 2018 09:57 AM

    It takes one to identify another. Two crooks accusing each other. Maybe to find who's the bigger crook and a liar.

    TONY Friday, 19 January 2018 10:03 AM


    Fedi Friday, 19 January 2018 11:12 AM

    We love to see you as a PM. LOVE YOUR TOUGH SMILE TOO !

    Hapuarachchi Friday, 19 January 2018 11:35 AM

    Modaya, If RW is out means MR is in! Don't be stupid , as far as far as RW is PM all is well for MR

    Sincere Friday, 19 January 2018 12:13 PM

    His Rome is about to go on fire, still he is blowing his trumpet!

    mano Friday, 19 January 2018 12:16 PM

    were you not supposed come clean first Udaya? or I forgot ., kettle is calling the pot, black

    Sam Friday, 19 January 2018 02:49 PM

    No one will touch PM unless its done by the same party. That is for sure. Sad the young politicians and growing older and older dancing to the same music. Where is the Law and Judiciary? If not for Prez council, Nothing would have happened.

    Lanki Friday, 19 January 2018 06:07 PM

    Only in Sri Lanka a person who is facing legal action in court for forgery can make such a statement. In no other country media would even give an inch of their inside page for such a statement.

    Buddhist Friday, 19 January 2018 06:15 PM

    If Bond issue is the only fault of UNP then they are much better than previous Mahinda's SLFP Government as this group had numerous charges against them, almost five or six every month during their rule which included bribery, corruption, murder, abduction etc.

    Ruwan Saturday, 20 January 2018 09:35 AM

    That is why I wanna give a chance once again bcoz UNP has the full potential to develop SL

    Sambo Friday, 19 January 2018 07:39 PM

    Birds of feather flock together and you are also a bird with feathers.

    Dhammika Saturday, 20 January 2018 10:21 AM

    Gamakuth NETHI Pilakuth nethi manussaya ! .

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