PM accuses Opposition of choosing wrong strategy

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today accused the Opposition of choosing the wrong strategy when seeking to suspend the Standing Orders and debate the Motion of Displeasure against the President.

The Prime Minister, during a discussion with Opposition M.Ps M.A. Sumanthiran, Rauf Hakeem and Mano Ganesan yesterday (16), was informed by them that they were looking to suspend the Standing Orders and debate the Motion of Displeasure against the President, the Prime Minister’s Office said today.

The Prime Minister had informed the Opposition MPs that the Members of Parliament had wanted to move an adjournment debate regarding the attacks on their homes and so they should be allowed to do so.

He explained that since the Motion of Displeasure was already on the order books it would be taken up afterwards. He said that the MPs would defeat a vote to suspend Standing Orders today as the most pressing issue for them was their house being attacked.

This was again explained to Member of Parliament M.A. Sumanthiran today (17) in the Chamber.

“However, the Opposition chose the wrong strategy and proceeded to move a vote to suspend the Standing Orders,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The Prime Minister, following the vote, explained to several Opposition MPs that the Government MPs would now use the defeat of the vote to suspend Standing Orders as an opportunity to prevent the Motion of Displeasure against the President being debated.

He said that this was poor Parliamentary strategy and had he been in Opposition he would still have voted against suspending the Standing Orders. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. Rani has great strategies but what did he accomplish significantly?

    At least Sajith Premadasa has a backbone to put a few conditions before accepting the Prime Minister position. Unlike the other corrupt politicians who put their hands up to join the government to protect themselves and their masters from corruption cases and also to have a ministerial position at the expense of the people’s hardships.

    Yesterday, Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he has accepted Prime Minister position because he had free education. Already, he has betrayed the country 5 times as a Prime Minister because he had free education :—-)))

    Perhaps, the country could have saved some money and avoided Ranil Wickremesinghe become Prime Minister 6th time, if the country had forced him to pay for his education. The truth is Sri Lanka continues to face losses by providing free education to Ranil Wickremesinghe :—)))

    The country appointed him as a Prime Minister during the Good Governance government so he could allow the corrupt politicians get off scot-free to plan Easter Sunday bombings to gain the power at the expense of country’s economy and international reputation.

    Let’s see how many Ranil’s allies will continue to help Sri Lanka financially, in order to keep him in power :—))))

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