-By Poddala Jayantha
(Lanka-e-News - 02.April.2018, 11.00PM) The no confidence motion supposedly brought by the Rajapakse clan against prime minister (P.M.) Ranil Wickremesinghe is being propelled with all the might day and night by president Maithripala Sirisena to ensure it is successful. This is borne testimony to by no action being taken until today against president’s own ‘men’, T.B.Ekanayake , Nishantha Muthuhettigama , Susantha Punchinilame and Cader Masthan who signed the no confidence motion. The president has not even asked them ’ with whose permission did you sign that motion?’
It is none other than Dilan Perera ,Thilanga Sumathipala, S.B. Dissanayake and Lakshman Yapa brought into parliament by the president via the national list who are holding press briefings at the party headquarters of the president to support the no confidence motion. The other who walked in from out at the media briefing was Susil Premachandra. It is deducible from all these the president is for the no confidence motion.
Meanwhile Sirasa of Kili Maharaja (the secret partner of president Sirisena in illicit deals) , along with the co ordinating secretary of president Shiral Lakthileke the lackey and lickspittle of president , and Maithri Gunaratne have come out to the streets to chase away the P.M. with president’s blessings.
The statement made by ex president Mahinda Rajapakse on the 1 st , also proves that it is incumbent president who is behind the no confidence motion. The ex president said , the balance task of successfully steering forward the no confidence motion belongs to president Maithripala .
However , it is very evident now , the president is moving heaven and earth , day and night to steer forward the no confidence motion because he hasn’t the capacity to read and understand clause 15 contained in the no confidence motion explained in simple Sinhala language , as well as article 30 stipulated in the constitution in simple language pertaining to the motion.
It is a pity president Sirisena is so obtuse he could not understand , the Rajapakses had brought forward this motion not to chase out only the P.M.
Clause 15 of the no confidence motion states …
‘The parliament is of the belief that it has no confidence in the ability of Hon. Prime Minister (P.M.) Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue further as P.M. , function as a member of the cabinet , as well as in the ability of the ‘government’ of which he is the P.M. to conduct its affairs .‘
In the last clause of the no confidence motion it is most clearly pointed out , ‘the government of which he is the P.M. has no ability to conduct its affairs’
If the no confidence motion is successful , the clause 15 applies , in which case the present government cannot continue , and the ‘chief of the government’ under the Sri Lankan constitution is the president.
Article 30 of the constitution states thus …
‘There shall be a President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, who is the Head of the State, the Head of the Executive and of the Government, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.’
If the parliament adopts the resolution that the ‘government’ facing a no confidence motion cannot go on any more , then the power of the president who is the ‘chief of that government’, according to the constitutional interpretation is rendered null and void.
Nowhere is it stated in the constitution , with the nullification of the powers of the P.M . who is the chief of the cabinet , the ‘chief of the government’ will remain and stay put . In the circumstances how can a stupid imbecile who cannot read and understand even in Sinhala the articles of the constitution be a president of a country ?
A clause has been incorporated that the government of which Ranil Wickremesinghe is the P.M. has no capacity to act in respect of the no confidence motion of the Rajapakses , not to send P.M. alone home , and to mollycoddle president Sirisena keeping him in the chair some more .
Doesn’t president Sirisena have that little grey matter to understand this simple fact ?
Let us hope at least , realization will dawn today (02) on the Maithri group to understand this simple truth , on the day on which the Maithri group is deciding how they should react to the no confidence motion.
translated by Jeff
by (2018-04-02 18:34:26)
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