SB talks of why the 51 day government collapsed

SB talks of why the 51 day government collapsed

Written by Staff Writer

11 Apr, 2019 | 9:16 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake during a media briefing today noted that Thilanga, Lakshman, Wasantha and Dilan and himself were the set of MPs who worked towards forming a government with Mahinda as the Prime Minister and the set of MPs who held a different view in the party and supported the Mahinda- Maithri unison.

He noted that the problem is not about which is greater and which one is the real betrayal. He said Mahinda Rajapaksa was made the Prime Minister when the country least expected it and they formed a government, but Ranil Wickremesinghe didn’t seek justice from courts.

Dissanayake added that they didn’t go to courts to remove Ranil from his position. He noted they didn’t go behind ministerial positions. They asked for a majority of 113. He said where they went wrong was when they wanted to go for an election instead of forming the majority they wanted.

He went onto note that the Podujana Peramuna together with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party collapsed and this was also the downfall of Maithripala Sirisena. He noted that this resulted in the downfall of Mahinda Rajapaksa as well but he is getting back up again.

The parliamentarian added that there’s Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena and the leaders of the left are all included in the list of presidential candidates.

When journalists questioned regarding the presidential tenure coming to an end, he noted that it is maybe important to MP Dayasiri Jayasekana but it is not of that importance to them as it could be on any day. He said they are ready to face an election if there is a possibility, the provincial council elections are more important.

MP Thilanga Sumathipala who was present at the media briefing noted that the United National Party has come with a new idea to postpone the presidential election as they are afraid to face other elections including the provincial councils. He noted that as the president of this country Maithripala Sirisena has not even inquired or made a decision on this matter.

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