JVP to boycott 4 May meeting
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Leader former MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in a letter to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has said that his Party would boycott the 4 May meeting that had been convened by the PM at Temple Trees, to discuss the present situation in the country.
He has informed that if it was the intention of the Government to invite the former MPs to discuss the importance of avoiding a possible Constitutional crisis through the inability to spend public funds after 30 April by the President and the issue of the non-reconvening of the dissolved House, then it would be futile to discuss it further.
He has insisted that the accepted and proper forum to discuss such pertinent issues of the day is not the official residence of the Premier but the Parliament.
Dissanayaka has further insisted that if the President is unwilling to reconvene the dissolved House under an emergency situation, then the best possible course of action he should take to avoid a Constitutional crisis would be to seek the view of the Supreme Court and not to waste time by inviting former MPs to his residence for any powwows in this connection.
(Source: Ceylon Today)
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they are quite correct
If this boycott were in the interest of upholding democratic protocols, I would agree.
However, it’s evident this appears to be nothing but a cunning plot by the sore-loser main UNP opposition party (now fragmented into two confused pieces) and its loyal minority/racist parties, to devise a back-door stunt to create a parliamentary havoc and ruin that mandate the people gave Prez Gota 5 months ago, especially now that he’s proven to be a strong and admired leader. This opposition + anti-SL lot also know that it’s in for another pathetic loss at (now overdue) General Elections. This is also why this same sore-loser lot is interested in postponing GE – i.e. it’s not because of any COVID-19 concerns!
Pity Sajith P has fallen in with this lot. Somehow I thought he, with a progressive and a younger lot from UNP, would show that they have something new to offer the country, but sadly it appears to be not the case with the likes of Rajitha being given senior position in his new JSB party.
As for the JVP and this man personally who got barely 3% of popular vote then (and lost his deposit!), who really cares!