“President Sirisena created this crisis in order for him to become the SLPP’s presidential candidate” “President Sirisena created this crisis in order for him to become the SLPP’s presidential candidate”
Dec 07, 2018

Patali speaks about the cost of the political crisis Featured

Every citizen has to bear a burden of around Rs. 100 a day for each of the days the political crisis getting protracted, says MP Patali Champika Ranawaka.

In a facebook posting, Ranawaka refers to a remark by president Maithripala Sirisena that he would resolve this crisis within the next seven days.

Noting that the daily loss from the crisis is more than Rs. 2,000 million, he urges the president to immediately halt the game he was playing with the constitution.

He refutes the claim by president Sirisena that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was responsible for creating the crisis, and says the president himself should accept that responsibility.

Why the crisis was created

According to Ranawaka, president Sirisena created the crisis in order for him to become the presidential candidate of the SLPP.

He also answers claims by the president and the Mahinda Rajapaksa gang that the no-confidence motion passed by parliament was against the law, constitution and standing orders.

The MP notes that after first claiming that the Hansard made no mention about the passage of the motion, they then claimed it to be a fake document after it was made public through the internet.

Mahinda too, has fallen prey to the trap

Ranawaka says that Mahinda Rajapaksa too, has fallen prey to the trap set themselves by the gang of rascals who have a history of faking birth certificates and documents, faking cheques to amass wealth and to earn billions with fake attorney’s licenses, now make that claim.

He goes onto say the Court of Appeal ruling and the interim injunction issued by the Supreme Court have both established the fact that it was completely unlawful to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa as the prime minister.

Also, to a certain extent, the SC order has confirmed that the president has no powers to dissolve parliament, he adds.

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