**With the exit of the SLFP and some government MPs threatening to sit independent, the government has lost its 2/3rd majority
**The SLPP is now trying to hold on to its 113 seats so that it could continue in government
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had informed senior party members yesterday that he is ready to hand over the government to whichever party that proves to hold 113 seats in Parliament today, the Daily Mirror learns.
President Rajapaksa held continuous political meetings yesterday amidst public protests throughout the nation, calling on the President and government to resign, and informed political parties that he will not step down from the Presidency but will hand over the government to whoever that holds 113 seats in Parliament.
Parliament will convene for the first time today amidst the public protests and a vote will be taken to see which party holds 113 seats or above. It is now clear that with the exit of the SLFP and some government MPs threatening to sit independent, the government has lost its 2/3rd majority.
However, the SLPP is now trying to hold on to its 113 seats so that it could continue in government even with a simple majority and Mahinda Rajapaksa could continue as the Prime Minister.
If the government fails to show its numbers today then a proposal will be made to the Speaker to call for a debate to see who would be the new Prime Minister and as President Rajapaksa has decided, the government will be handed over to the new party. (JAMILA HUSAIN)
Saman Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:14 AM
Gota gotta go!
Gokulraj Tuesday, 05 April 2022 05:50 PM
This fellow is paying for his sins committed against innocents.He will also thrown out to bay of Bengal oneday.Such a atrocities he did.God is there.people power is greater than anything.
Independent Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:25 AM
Don’t handover to Gon JB
Sunil Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:28 AM
No one will accept your offer now. You and your cronies have really ruined this once beautiful country. A few days ago we said "Gota go home", for which an innocent activist was arrested and put through your torture chamber. We now say "Gota go to jail."
Waco Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:29 AM
Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, Invitation to you by the Nation.
Karu Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:31 AM
What a mess. Nobody will come forward to carry the begging bowl at this juncture.
Si Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:32 AM
Those Gota will not leave.. he has plan to robe the country more.. GenomeGota..
Lan Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:34 AM
You have lost the faith and confidence of people mortally and ethically it is not good for you to stay in power without consent of people .out of 6.9m people nearly 6m may have changed the mind and they don't want to keep you in power sir even one day.... don't you say the people' anger and frustration across the country ..we don't need to remind this any more . People have already exposed their will and it would be wise for you to step down with respect and dignity without any further delays .. Sorry to say this is reality of current situation and you should respect people' wish and people are centre of power . It is not your fault but it lies in the hands of your cohort who advised you wrongly and looted public money
Terrence Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:35 AM
Like all problems starting from the carboni fiasco he has been stubborn to accept the voice of the public for his resignation which will reap consequences
Kps Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:39 AM
No way you got to go. This is the main theme of the nation’s protest. No more Rajapakses
Gemunu Dissanayake Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:41 AM
May be the parliament can be dissolved and an election can be held to elect a new government
Devine Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:43 AM
They have this country look worst than a beggar!!!!!! Rot in hell you selfish rascals!!!! God is watching, each of u will pay soon for this!!!! It's a cruse on all of you !!!!!
Don Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:45 AM
Gota cannot go home (USA) as a civilian without diplomatic immunity because US judges are waiting for him. He can not stay as the president because public don’t want him. Public is supreme as per the constitution and they are the ultimate decider of his fate, not even the parliament. There should be a class action by public and go to Supreme Court for judgement to conduct a referendum by Election Commission to remove 20th amendment and pass presidential powers to the Prime Minister. It will decide his fate. So, this old man will have the option of becoming a joker in addition to already acclaimed lunacy.
mod Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:51 AM
Mr GR is not real president and how you want to handle next government
Lankan Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:52 AM
No one wants you up there. Good luck holding on. Do you not "get it"?
DP Punchi Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:55 AM
This is when their money - which they stole from us - will talk/vote.
Spartacus Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:55 AM
But you need to go, because as long as you are President you will use your powers
Sam Tuesday, 05 April 2022 09:57 AM
Fish rot from the head. You seem to be the problem.
johan Tuesday, 05 April 2022 10:47 AM
Gota is the one messing up the country. Remove 20th amendment to the constitution once new government is formed
Alam Tuesday, 05 April 2022 10:56 AM
Gota and all jarapaksa must be in jail, give our wealth back.
Alageswaran sinathamby Tuesday, 05 April 2022 11:11 AM
Disgraceful Power hungry Rajapakshas Respect the people demand Please go and hide soon
Nintendo Tuesday, 05 April 2022 11:13 AM
Arrest GR and MR for treason. Arrest Cabraal as well immediately untill our money is recovered. GR same people who voted for you want you out. So get out.
Lankan Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:16 PM
Gota you must go home, no other remedy. Save your dignity and live us alone before its too late, your life is in risk.
Mus Piya Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:20 PM
Within this week you and Mahinda must resign and get out, if not we will never allow you both to sleep or come out from your residences.
Echo Tuesday, 05 April 2022 12:22 PM
Go and sleep with Gnana Akka Gota (your girl friend)
saman Tuesday, 05 April 2022 07:15 PM
The cases of thieves, murderers, racketeers, the President, Basil Rajapaksa’s and other Pohottu MPs have been "acquitted". Gota and Mahinda you came to power for this. Since you have completed that target, please hand over the country to a professional team and go home. You have no knowledge of governing a country and public administration. You are capable of plundering the country and taking commissions.
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