118 MPs sign resolution against MR’s Premiership
A document with signatures of 118 Members of Parliament has been handed over to the Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya, citing they do not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s Prime Minister.
In the resolution, the MPs said the gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 making Mr. Rajapaksa the Prime Minister was against the Constitution of Sri Lanka.
The document was signed by MPs of the UNP, the Tamil National Alliance, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the JVP.
The document was submitted when party representatives met for a meeting with the Speaker this morning at the Parliament complex.
“We also don’t accept any of the decisions and appointments made by the President that followed the appointment of Mr. Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister,” the MPs said.
UNP MP Ajith P Perera presented the resolution which was seconded by MP Champika Ranawaka.
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Well, what the president did was constitutional and he can sack the PM. Also, the PM should have the support of the majority in the parliament is true. So, dissolve the parliament and call a general election.
118 signed resolution, we will see on the 7th how many will be for MR.
This is a conflict between two possible pathways for our nation.
Pathway 1: Neo-liberal and cosmopolitan approach where the per capita GDP will rise significantly and people can experience remarkably higher standards of life; leaders will be scrutinised for transparency and independence of judiciary, security forces, police and public services will be guaranteed
Pathway 2: Part socialistic state providing subsidised food and energy, free education and health, dilapidated infrastructure, empty shells housing the universities, drop in educational standards, brain drain, corruption in high places, concentration of wealth in few families
As a patriot and a professional, I prefer Pathway 1; I dislike subsidised foodstuff and the free things that are on offer because the subsidised and free things are of poor quality. I shall continue to earn an honest living and consume what I can afford.
Hope the TNA will abstain from voting in parliament to support any of the two stupid Sinhala Buddhist parties which have undoubtedly wrecked our beloved country since 1848.