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COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - Former Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) President Saliya Pieris PC today rejected the claims by President  Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament that Pieris had ambitions to be Prime Minister prior to May 9, 2022.

Sharing a post on Facebook, Pieris said that the President had mentioned his name in Parliament and falsely claimed that he had ambitions to be Prime Minister.

Former BASL President said that President had made these false remarks under cover of Parliamentary immunity where he cannot be replied to.

"I am compelled to say that unlike politicians of his ilk, I have never placed personal ambitions above the needs of the country. I have never sacrificed my principles for personal gain or for the greed of office", Pieris said in his facebook post.

"The BASL proposals made in May 2022 were never about individuals. They were made after careful thought by its Executive Committee and approved by the Bar Council. The legal community made these proposals with the intention of proposing a solution to Sri Lanka’s political and governance crisis with the interests of Sri Lanka and its people in mind," the statement further added.


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  • Truth Friday, 24 November 2023 08:03 PM

    Saliya was his born again pal Julia's nominee.

    Proud Boy Friday, 24 November 2023 08:09 PM

    Saliya Peiris you are rock star. Just ignore this opportunist RW. His day of reckoning will come no sooner he calls for elections. Just let him enjoy the title (and remaining time )the Aragalaya gave him.

    Look the reality Saturday, 25 November 2023 04:43 AM

    Ranil,you are to be a lost grape. YOU HAVE NO CHANCE. Please hand over to Sajith Premadasa

    Yoga Friday, 24 November 2023 08:43 PM

    Harak kata is laughing!

    Suhada Friday, 24 November 2023 08:54 PM

    Yes Sir We know who you are..

    Daily Mirror Humbug useless to give name Friday, 24 November 2023 10:09 PM

    Saliya promoted by the Saint to takeover as head of state. The number of press releases during Aragalaya by Saliya is questionable on being approved by Bar Association/Council like "express train " Sure it is in concurrence with .. "your guess is good as mine " .

    Harak kata Saturday, 25 November 2023 12:54 AM

    They lead the youths up the gum tree during the uprising

    Ram Saturday, 25 November 2023 02:56 AM

    Saliya will never get involved with these politicians who are corrupt to the core and who are born liars. Recently there was a good exposure in Parliament about RW's lies. What more?

    Cheers Saturday, 25 November 2023 03:56 AM

    Saliya peiris is a mental case he violated the democracy and the rights of the people with foreign and minority elements over stepping and bringing disrepute to various association and he should be jailed and next Rajapakse government he will meet the waterloo not that far away

    Buddhist Saturday, 25 November 2023 05:20 AM

    Couldn’t help laughing as if he would admit and agree with RW. Majority knew what you were up to, you agent! 1962 Failed, 2022 Failed

    Roger Halliday Saturday, 25 November 2023 05:46 AM

    Look at this guy, Thus guy is a joker, He likes those who cheer him , He enjoys the clapping. I think he is sick, so ignore him Saliya.

    Priyanee Wijesekera Saturday, 25 November 2023 07:11 AM

    If Saliya can slander the President with all manner of lies why can't the President say the truth about him ?

    Hondahitha Saturday, 25 November 2023 08:01 AM

    Saliya, during aragalaya you thought you were the main actor with patriotic statement made to crawl to diyawannawa using bar assoc credentials. Pathetic !

    Oswald Nilantha - ON Saturday, 25 November 2023 08:04 AM

    Value added demo-cracy with Basil-plant spicy flavor, abasarane!

    Onlooker Saturday, 25 November 2023 09:19 AM

    On a balance of probabilities with Ranil Vs Anyone, I would go for the latter as I would never believe a politician, especially one who shouted Hora Hora to Mahinda and now in cahoots enjoying cake. So Hora and cake go together.

    Dee Saturday, 25 November 2023 09:25 AM

    How is Harak kata doing?

    Magic Saturday, 25 November 2023 11:05 AM

    RW is absolutely correct. All these guys come in to the national dialogue stating SLs best interest at heart but have their own little agendas running on the side. Wolves in Sheep Skin.

    ANNECUNT Saturday, 25 November 2023 03:14 PM

    NEVER A RAJAPAKSA NEAR THE PARLIMENT AGAIN

    Rip Winkle Saturday, 25 November 2023 04:24 PM

    Calm down, Saliya. We all know he is lying.

    Ranjith Saturday, 25 November 2023 06:16 PM

    President is fighting for his survival RW days are numbered He goes to the parliament speak all lies vanishes immediately Presidents behavior is not acceptable at all when he comes to parliament.

    Ranjith Saturday, 25 November 2023 06:16 PM

    President is fighting for his survival RW days are numbered He goes to the parliament speak all lies vanishes immediately Presidents behavior is not acceptable at all when he comes to parliament.

    Ian Bertus Tuesday, 28 November 2023 02:04 PM

    Very true. If the world needs an example of a man who openly lied, used force, and subverted democracy and the peoples rights, for power - its RW

    Kathir Wednesday, 29 November 2023 01:38 AM

    Sri Lanka has been suffering with Sinhalese politicians why can’t a Mauslim ou a Tamil Sathiyamoorthy comes to prime minister Post. Sinhalese will learn anew democracy and corruption less gouvernement Let’s kick out aged politicians

    sach Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:54 AM

    Sri Lanka did well with Sinhala politicians until 2015. Minority racists brought MY3 and ruined the country.


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