Speaker not informed of unity govt. extension
Posted on January 25th, 2018

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy Daily News

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday he had not received a letter extending the agreement of the national government.

The Speaker said this when JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake asked him whether the agreement to form the national government has been renewed and if so whether he received the renewal agreement.

JO MP Dinesh Gunawardane said the government had violated the Constitution by appointing a Cabinet, State and deputy ministers exceeding the amount stipulated in the Constitution as the period of the national government had expired.

“The agreement of the national government between the UNP and the SLFP expired on December 31. Accordingly, Cabinet ministers should be limited to 30,” he said.

He asked the Prime Minister if he admitted to the fact that the government had violated the Constitution by appointing Cabinet, State and Deputy ministers exceeding the amount stipulated in the constitution and the fact that agreement of the national government had expired.

MP Gunawardane also asked whether the appointment of Sriyani Wijewickrama and Piyasena Gamage as State ministers had been approved by the President and the Prime Minister as required by the Constitution. He said appointment of ministers should be approved by the President and the Prime Minister according to the Constitution. ()

2 Responses to “Speaker not informed of unity govt. extension”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    The first scam was the formation of the unity govt between SLFP and the UNP. The reasons are clearly stated by Mr. Neville Ladduwahetty in his article.
    See: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=177836
    They are now breaking the law again by not informing the speaker when the original agreement has lapsed. How long will these jokers keep breaking the law and keep doing as they please?

  2. ranjit Says:

    Yamapalanaya is a govt with no respect what so ever to any human being or to any laws in the book or rules and regulations in the country. From January 8 until today they broke all the constitutional rules and behaved like dictators we have never seen in the country before. Our people are not blind they are stupid and lazy. Portuguese once described Sinhalaya modaya. It’s true. We Sinhalese have the majority, our buddhist religion teaches us compassion, love and kindness. We have world renowned sons and daughters in various fields and most of all we have a very disciplined armed forces who beat the hell out of the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world. Only country who were able to put a full stop to terrorism and bring peace to a country where thousands died and thousands injured due to atrocities of the LTTE terrorism. In Sri Lanka majority are educated so it’s the unity we need to have a better future and a better country. We need to start from the beginning removing all the thieves and uneducated politicians completely from the political scene. Only the voters in this country can do that so think wisely and think of your Motherland and without going after party politics or the colour choose the best who will do something for the country and for you. We badly need good governance with brains and education. Help to make our country great again.

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