Government, Speaker proposes dissolving Parliament

chamalThe Government and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today proposed in Parliament that Parliament be dissolved and elections be held.

The issue over the Central Bank Governor arose today during Parliament sittings and this led to a heated exchange of words between the Government and the opposition.

The opposition questioned the Government on the right Arjuna Mahendran had to continue as the Central Bank Governor.

Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena said that since Mahendran is a citizen of Singapore he cannot be the Governor of the Central Bank.

However Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in response, said that anyone who leaves Sri Lanka owing to threats and obtains citizenship overseas and then returns to Sri Lanka can hold office in a state institution.

However Gunawardena was not satisfied with the response and later UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said that the best thing to do would be to dissolve Parliament since the opposition is not satisfied with any response given over the issue.

Government MPs then stood up and backed the call to dissolve Parliament and Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa commented saying even he feels Parliament must be dissolved. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Today we see unstable country no policies all the time accusing others ,crimes of the country gone up economic is going down project stops , Private sector no business therefore its better to go for election .

  2. Yes; current unethical & unlawful goverment & the parliament shall be desolved. People shaold be allowed to apoint a new parliament with a goverment lead by the PM Mahinda Rajapaksha.

  3. When did Ranil become the parliamentary legislative adviser! According to your whims all terrorist supporting diaspora Tamils who sought asylum abroad can return to Sri Lanka and hold office in a state institution. What an idiot!

  4. Ranil by appointing Mahendran has bought defeat for himself and the UNP, Mahendran’s credentials are not extraordinary. Mahendran has no voter base as proved in the provincial council election contested by Charlie his father. I do not think Mahendran had any problem in Sri Lanka to run away. It is a foolish answer by Ranil. Mahendran may have gone in search of riches.

    On the other hand you will be not surprised when Kattar Aloysius family occupy the box seat in the next government even if it is formed by leftists.

  5. Government of Ruling minority in Power of UNP-elected President of MS need to see that dissolved Parliament in right perspective.

    Present Parliament has no democracy mandate to rule the democratic governance in our country at all.

    Majority is out of rule and minority rule the nation , that type of democracy practices by Mathripalal Sirisena’s in Sri lanka.

    The lack of democracies governances by MS and his uneducated background ,he has no senses of principle line democratic politics 47 years in SLFP .

    MS has no understanding of differences between SLFP and UNP?

    UNP minority leaders has no sovereignty authority to rule our land!
    Parliament must be dissolved soon the better.
    That will be good for healthy democracy to be remain in future .

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