Decision on dissolution this week

Published : 4:47 pm  May 11, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 

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 By Yohan Perera
President Maithripala Sirisena had informed Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) that the Parliament would be dissolved if parties fail to reach an agreement on 20A by Tuesday, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday. The President is to have a complete meeting with all parties on the matter today.

Mr. Dissanayake who came out with some details on the talks his pdharty had with President Sirisena on Saturday said the latter also assured that the House would be dissolved anyway as soon as the 20th Amendment is approved.
Also he said the President had assured that the next election would be held under the present Proportionate Representation system even if 20A in enacted.

 

“Parliament should be dissolved as the present government has no mandate to govern this country any longer after the 100-day period lapsed. He said even Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have the mandate to continue”

 
However JVP Leader said his party believes that Parliament should be dissolved as the present government has no mandate to govern this country any longer after the 100-day period lapsed. He said even Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have the mandate to continue.
“The Prime Minister and the government could justifiably govern this country only for a hundred days, according to the mandate received on January 8 and has no moral right to remain even one day after this period,” Mr. Dissanayake said.
Further he questioned whether a Parliament that cannot determine who should be the Opposition Leader should continue.
He said the National Executive Council too has become defunct as all duties it was expected to perform are completed. “The Executive Council was given the responsibility of preparing the 19th Amendment, Right to Information Act, Audit Amendment Bill, preparing a code of conduct for MPs and to reduce taxes and all these have been done,” he said.

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