‘Nobody can remove me as Colombo’s Mayor’ says Rosy Senanayake
Dismissing speculation that she is to be given the marching orders as Colombo’s Mayor, Mrs. Rosy Senanayake stood her ground last week saying “nobody can remove me”.
“It is a diabolical lie”, the former Mrs. World turned politician, insisted.
“I am an elected representative of the people. Nobody can remove me as and when they want”, she stressed.
She said that under the law, she will cease to hold the Mayoralty only if she opts to resign or in case the budget of the Colombo Municipality is defeated twice.
Asked about the possibility of a no-confidence motion against her being adopted, Mrs. Senanayake replied, “that won’t happen as the whole Council, including the opposition, is supporting me”.
“Members of the Council have pledged their support to me as they are appreciative of the work I am doing as the Colombo Mayor”, she noted.
Speculation was rife that Mrs. Senanayake may be removed as Colombo’s Mayor as she pledged allegiance to Sajith Premadasa, the leader of Samagi Jana Balawegaya, an offshoot of the UNP.
“In the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have helped underprivileged families and place of religious worship by distributing dry rations”, the Mayor continued.
The number of beneficiaries under the CMC’s Charity Fund has also been increased from 13,000 to 14,500 in a bid to grant relief to more needy people, she said.
“In acknowledgment of the work I am doing, all the members of Council have pledged their support to me”, she added.
(Source: The Island – By Suresh Perera)
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Stick to your guns Rosi. Hope the budget will not be defeated two times and there wont be a NCM against you. God will help you.
You say ‘Rosi, stick to your guns’??
What guns? Does she have any? Maybe, the strap-on type !!!!!!
No body can remove any body these days. Once you are in SL politics you got a job for your life Rosy.
Well, Mr. Gamini, The thing is if someone wants to see the back of Rosy it is RW. That is the reason I said Rosy should remain there. Long time ago, when Karu challenged UNP leadership I remember Rosy criticising RW’s leadership style. Usually, both of them do not see eye to eye. BTW, Rosy doesn’t need strap-on-guns. Her natural armory has capacity to store even old cannons.