Lankan Speaker’s declaration that he wont recognize MR’s govt draws flak
Posted on November 7th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, Nov 5 ( Sri Lanka’s Executive and the Legislature seem to be heading for a head-on clash when parliament meets on November 14.

Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, on Monday said he will not recognize the new government sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena recently until it proves its majority in Parliament.

The Speaker also vowed to summon parliament by November 7 based on the verbal assurance given by the President that parliament will be convened on November 7 and restore stability in the country”.

But the newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr.Sarath Amunugama reacted sharply to this saying that the Speaker has no right to say what he did because it is not for him to pronounce whether a government and its ministers are legitimate or not. It is the prerogative of the President of Sri Lanka to appoint anyone, who in his opinion, commands the majority in the House.

Lankan Speaker’s declaration that he wont recognize MR’s govt draws flakthe parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

Dr.Amunugama added that Speaker Jayasuriya is partisan when he ought to be neutral.

In a statement, Jayasuriya said he would continue to recognize ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his administration as the government in power as the President’s decision to sack Wickremesinghe and dissolve the earlier cabinet was unconstitutional.

The majority of members are of the view that the changes are unconstitutional and against traditions,” Jayasuriya said in the statement.

Until the group demonstrates a majority in parliament I re-iterate that I am compelled to recognize the situation that prevailed earlier,” Jayasuriya added.

Summoning parliament

The President had earlier told foreign envoys presenting credentials that parliament will meet on November 5. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had stated that publicly. But the President told the Speaker later over phone, that the House will meet on November 7. Eventually, he issued a proclamation saying that parliament will gather on November 14, two days ahead of the original schedule.

But the Speaker is holding on to the view that the President should keep his verbal promise to summon the House to meet on November 7. He then went on to say that he will act on that promise and summon the House by November 7.

President’s Party Raps Speakers

Dr.Sarath Amunugama

The United People’s Freedom Alliance, which is headed by President Sirisena, in a statement said they rejected the Speaker’s statement saying ‘he did not have a legal right to chose the Prime Minister’ while the United National Party, headed by Wickremesinghe welcomed the Speaker’s decision.

Sri Lanka has been plunged into a political turmoil since Oct 26, when President Sirisena, in a surprising move dissolved his cabinet and sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapakse to the post.

President Sirisena made the decision after his United People’s Freedom Alliance pulled out of the national unity government which it had formed with Wickremesinghe’s United National Party.

A new caretaker government has since then been appointed, with Wickremesinghe and other political parties calling the move illegal and urging Speaker Jayasuriya to convene Parliament to prove their majority.

On Oct 27, President Sirisena prorogued Parliament till Nov 16, but on Sunday evening he issued a special gazette notification saying Parliament would convene on Nov 14.


2 Responses to “Lankan Speaker’s declaration that he wont recognize MR’s govt draws flak”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    This traitor showed its true colour when it tried to get sanctions using ambassadors from uk, us etc. etc. Doesn’t
    matter what happens to people, jobs, country, etc. etc. it wants traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist mega
    thief mega thakkadiya bagal karaya walking crime bomb (to Sinhalese Buddhists only, Sri Lanka and Buddhism
    only) Batalande Wandakaya Pol Pot r@ni_leech wickrama Sinhala killer to stay in the PM (pathala man) job and
    keep destroying Sri Lanka, Sinhalese race and Sri Lanka to please its ardent supporters tamils, mussies,
    catholics and the catholic west.

    This is the end of Batalande Wandakaya, you, parajithaya, mongalaya, champakaya, etc etc jaathi dhrohee low
    lives. Anti Sinhalese, anti Buddhist, anti Sri Lanka catholic run UNPatrioc_rats party is going to be wiped out
    from Sri Lankan politics for good. That you have to understand you traitors. You traitors couldn’t start a
    Sinhalese murdering campaign this time (no Bheeshana samaya, no catholic tigers of tamil drealam to carry
    on murdering Sinhalese). Time to pack up and disappear from this world traitor kalakannis. If a elections is
    called what is Batalande Wandakaya going to say? 100,000+1 jobs, 2xVolksvagen factories, free wifi, cheap cars?
    Now all Sri Lankans know Batalande Wandakaya & co is a bunch lying, thieving, murdering low lives who
    never heard the word development!

    If you have any brain cells in your traitor head, disappear from this world traitor kalakannis. You’ve done
    enough damage to Sri Lanka, Sinhalese race and Buddhism since traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese Buddhists
    only) thambi mudiyanselage jr@ put Sri Lanka on a destructive path for good.

    Traitor alugosuwa introduced
    *13, 13A to break up Sri Lanka
    *created a new constitution chaos
    *introduced pathalayin to slience opposition
    *created ever Sri Lanka hating diasporats who are hell bent on breaking up Sri Lanka
    *while murdering Sinhalese Buddhist jaathidhrohee vermins party aka jvpers mercilessly, mollycoddled catholic
    tigers of tamil drealam and sacrificed 100,000+ mainly Sinhalese
    *groomed its traitor chief nephew Batalande Wandakaya to keep destroying Sri Lanka, Sinhalese race and
    *gave 650,000+ estate tamils citizenship to secure their votes who were prepared to go to tn under Sirima-
    Shastri pact. Today they must number millions and aspire for a greater drealam
    The list of treacheries goes on and on and Sinhala modayas (booruwas) still vote for these traitor low lives (some
    for a packet of rice, jobs etc) . At
    least open you eyes now and dump these traitor kalakannis who are only good at murder (Sinhalese Buddhists only), thieving, lying and treachery.

    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Dump these traitors for good Sinhala modayas!
    Before they destroy Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism for good!

  2. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Some of the treacheries by anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka, anti Buddhist traitor UNPatritoic_rats party.
    You won’t see these in so called Buddhist (on paper) Sri Lanka where all the media is controlled by the traitors’

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