Karu to contest 2020 President Poll – GL
Posted on November 20th, 2018

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s actions against the President reveal his personal agenda to run for the Presidential Election in 2020, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Professor G. L. Peiris said today (19).

He said this at a Media briefing held at the Party headquarters in Colombo.

The Speaker is putting on a heroic display, not only for the Sri Lankans but for foreign diplomats as well. It’s evident that he’s trying to create for himself an image to satisfy his personal agenda to become the President,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena added that the No-Confidence Motion (NMC) brought against appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa does not state any reasons for the loss of confidence in the Premier.

If they are saying they don’t have any confidence in the Prime Minister, then they should give reasons as to why they have lost confidence in him. However, the current NMC does not have any such allegations listed,” he added.

Furthermore, when questioned on the most recent brawl in the Parliament, Abeygunawardena justified the actions of the MPs’ saying they were acting on self defence in the face of the Speaker bringing Parliamentary Police personnel inside the Chamber. He further claimed that chilli powder was a harmless substance and alleged that there was a possibility that the Speaker himself brought the said powder.

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