Written by Staff Writer
26 Oct, 2019 | 7:40 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st):- Today marks the 26th of October. Exactly a year ago to this date, the people of this country were confronted with the news that took them some time to digest.
That was that the fact that Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena. It was no secret that this is what sparked the Constitutional Crisis in this country. However, at the end of that period, the Supreme Court issued its verdict stating that the swearing-in of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister was unconstitutional.
This is the special statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in celebration of the one year anniversary of the constitutional crisis.
“On a day like this and year ago, they ousted a government that was appointed by the people. But after 52 days, we were able to defeat that conspiracy and restore the democracy of this nation. This was done because we had strengthened the 19th amendment. The supreme court pointed out that it is only the parliament that has the power to appoint the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister answers only to the Parliament. It is in our hands to protect this. This is not the time to think about protecting our political parties. We should give priority to protecting the democracy of this nation. Leave your political stance aside, I ask that you pledge to protect the future and the democracy of this nation.”
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