• Sri Lanka has been facing a severe political turmoil due to the selfish behavior of the UNP who wish to remain.

    It is with great disappointment that I write this today. It has now been three weeks since Sri Lanka has been facing a severe political turmoil due to the selfish behavior of the United National Party who wish to remain in power even after losing their majority in Parliament following the departure of the UPFA from the national government.

    Its been days of discussions, but the UNP, who have a history of continuing in government by delaying elections, only wish to claim they have a majority and wish to bring endless No Confidence Motions against the government.

    Already they claim to have passed two No Confidence Motions, which surprisingly, the Speaker of Parliament conducted within minutes, without even a debate between the government and opposition.

    The Parliamentary proceedings which took place last week, and the violence which erupted from it, is clear proof that the Speaker is fully responsible for all that has transpired with his illegal and selfish behavior. His sole aim is to pass a No Confidence Motion illegally against a sitting government, on the instructions of his party leader, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP.

    Last week, two UNP MPs bought knives to the Floor of the House which is a serious breach of trust and poses a great threat on the lives of Prime Minister Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse and even Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    One of the UNP MPs, Hon. Palitha Thewarapperuma was then caught on camera saying he would stab all the government MPs.

    This is dangerous and shameless. And what is more surprising is that the Speaker took no action against this, but instead came into the Floor of the House the following day, under heavy Police presence and passed another illegal No Confidence Motion against the government.

    On Sunday, President Maithripala Sirisena, in his All Party Conference held at the Presidential Secretariat clearly informed all MPs present that this was in no way how a No Confidence Motion can be conducted against a government. He clearly told the MPs that the only way a No Confidence Motion could be conducted was through a Vote by Name or Electronic Vote, which is the basic knowledge any Speaker or MP should posses.

    On Monday, when Parliament convened, Speaker Jayasuriya convened an All Party Conference in his Parliamentary chamber and several issues were debated. The UNP also proposed to bring forth a motion to cut the state expenses for Prime Minister Rajapakse who is also the Finance Minister so that it will hamper his work which he has started for the benefit of the nation.

    Although Parliamentary sessions lasted for only 10 minutes on Monday, all MPs maintained calm, and sessions were conducted in a peaceful manner. This was a clear sign that sessions were conducted peacefully that day as it was the Deputy Speaker of Parliament who was present and not Speaker Jayasuriya, despite him being present in his Chamber. This clearly was a sign that he was aware that his presence and illegal behavior in the earlier sessions had led to violence among MPs.

    Sri Lanka is a democratic country. It is dubbed as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. A new government has been selected under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse who have now begun work to develop this country and bring in investments which it truly deserves.

    While the UNP continues to contradict themselves by claiming at one point that there is no government, but on another instance saying they will file a motion to cut the state expenses of Prime Minister Rajapakse, I can only clearly state that with this political instability, there is only one solution.

    And that is to allow you, the citizens of this country, to have the right to vote. Vote for the government who you feel deserves to take you forward. Vote for the government who will listen to the voice of the masses, who will bring in investments, who will create job opportunities and who will uplift Sri Lanka to be in par with other developed nations.

    We have missed out on so much these past three years. Now a lot of work remains to be done. We are committed to work for you. That is why our call for a General Election will continue in order to end this political turmoil once and for all so that whoever is elected comes in strong, with a dedication to move this country ahead.

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