Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution which was presented before the Parliament for voting today on 8th September has been passed with a two-thirds majority. It was passed with 161 Parliamentarians voting for the reforms and 17 against. UNP, the main Opposition party members were not present in the House during the voting time.
However UNP Parliamentarians, Lakshaman Senevirathne, Abdul Cader, Manusha Nanayakkara, Earl Gunasekera, Nimal (Nilwala) Wijesinghe and Upeksha Swarnamali (Paba) crossed over to Government side and seated themselves in the Ruling Party before the voting. They pledged their support to the 18th Amendment.
Meanwhile pictures are seen here, President Mahinda Rajapaksa relaxing with joy at Temple Trees, before the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers this evening, as he savors his victory and that of the UPFA Government in obtaining a resounding 161 votes for the passage of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.
A happy President awaits the arrival of MPs of the UPFA and others who supported the Amendment in Parliament to celebrate the historic vote.
HAPPY PRESIDENT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY
thanks god mr.president,you decerved god bless srilanka and the srilanken people.
Yes president will be happy since he start to set on our head, but where is the happier for the people?? Still we can’t eat or buy proper 3meals a day because of higher cost or tax tax,we dont have tomorrow, just have to think how to eat to day y is it ??accept others u both (Lilith n Lillayan)ar donkeys
I suppose paradesi kotiyas like Ganesh enjoyed 4 meals a day under the jack boots of VP and the LTTE with no tax and better quality of life and a future for their children! Where is VP and the LTTE today? Are they enjoying the luxuries of hell?
u calling mee “paradesi kotiyas” CENSORED mama daham paasal geya,pansalee haduna waduna senhala lee theyana, apee kama-rata gana kakkuma theyaena hoda bauddayek,not a CENSORED balls nathe man like u “katu kana balla” Everybody knows your an Indian CENSORED Nicholas dias,
Yes people like you “katu kana ballo” you don’t feel the pain of food cost or cost of living because your buttering with bad politicians who ever in a parliament, my issue is “cost of living” yes people like use we work hard- we do two jobs to feed our family
you stupid ass don’t think that I’m anger with our hero mr. president-he is a real hero & he I’ll be in our mind a nother over 30 years , he is the one who stand against & stop the ware and give use an Opportunity or chance to wearing a trouser-otherwise “VP” will screw our sri Lankans CENSORED,
This is not only president victory but also all country . I wish and tks for all assistance
ganesh mind your language, this is last warning for you !.
Else We’ll ban your comments permenantly !