Sajith becoming President won’t endanger Ranil – Thalatha
Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Atukorale claimed that in the event United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa gets nominated to contest as the Party’s Presidential candidate and gets elected as the President, he has assured that this will not affect Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s position as the Party Leader, unless the latter decides to step down himself.
She said that the majority of the Party Members are in favour of nominating Premadasa as the Party Presidential candidate.
Addressing a media briefing in Colombo yesterday (30), she also claimed that the majority of Cabinet Ministers are against the abolition of the Executive Presidency and has questioned such a need after the dates for the Presidential Election has already been gazetted.
She claimed that there were discussions against the abolition at the pre-Cabinet meeting following which Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mano Ganesan and Palani Digambaram opposed during the emergency Cabinet meeting stating that if such a decision was crucial, it should have been made prior to gazetting the dates for the Presidential Election.
Addressing a Media briefing held yesterday (20), she claimed that upon questioning President Maithripala Sirisena as to the need to discuss the abolition, he had stated that he did so upon a request of a particular politician. “Majority of the UNP has also opposed such an act and due to the harmony within the Party, we don’t look forward to stating which politician made such a suggestion to the President,” he added.
Minister, Ranjith Maddumabandara said that the Cabinet is not vested with the power to make such decision without a two-thirds Parliamentary majority and the vote of the people at a referendum and that such decision to hold a Cabinet meeting upon the request of a particular politician has not happened in the past.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Faadhila Thassim)
he will not endanger Ranil but he will endanger we the people has he has used we the peoples fund to make him be elected the President which is a criminal offense. Also when the President is abolished it will saved for we the people Billions of Rs. for the election of a *President and also several billion Rs. per year to maintain a ineffective President for 5 years. There is no necessity for a 2/3 maturity a simple majority would do as there is now a President vacuum with Amendment A 20 which was gazetted on 9th of July 2018 the President System could be abolished with a simple majority
You have been justice Minister for more than ayear.
What have you done?
All the criminals and racketeers are enjoying their birthday parties.
You create some funny courts; those funny Courts are throwing out all the petty cases that you have filed.
That is beacuse you and you officers are still licking the crooks in Pohottu and UNP.
Shame, you are a main reason for Yahapalana failure.
Ranil gave you the job thinking you can be tough. You have let UNP and Ranil down, pretty badly.
Madam, please shut up; you do not know what you are talking about.
In Ranil’s 2020 Govt, Fonseka will be Justice, Law and Order Minister. All the crooks including R Family, Pohottu, SLFP and Sajith Premadasa’s followers in UNP, they will all see dust.
Good bye Madam, wish you had, at least, a pretty face.
Dear pretty faced Thalatha,
You were given an important portfolio by Ranil and you never did anything.
You have been farting in office.
Now, shut up and disappear.
Shame on you Thalatha; as Esmee says, wish you at least had a pretty face.