Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

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Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby SHARK » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:56 pm

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is under intense pressure to step down after he led the United National Party (UNP) to a humiliating defeat at local elections, but will he go?

Economynext Political Correspondent weighs his options and discusses whether he should go or remain.

Five reasons why he should go:

1) Take responsibility for the 13 percentage point decline of the UNP vote. Poor strategy of trying to break the SLFP by supporting the Rajapaksa-faction. Results show it was the UNP which was split between him and President Sirisena's group, while Rajapaksa kept the entire SLFP block with him.

2) Failure to prosecute high profile individuals of the former regime, such as Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, in connection with the Lasantha Wickrematunga assassination, Wasim Thajudeen murder and dozens of white-van abductions. Mismanagement of the law and order apparatus as well as the attorney generals department.

3) Failure to effectively deal with a wave of work stoppages that dogged the government in the past three years. Complete ineptness in dealing with trade unions in transport, health sectors and energy, including the gasoline crisis. Too frequent protests and strikes affecting the life of the community and inability to ensure citizens were not inconvenienced.

4) Failure to provide jobs in the state sector to his own supporters. Relying too heavily on the private sector to provide employment.

5) Failure to take decisive action against those accused of fraud in central bank bond sales, allowing the bond scam to continue and shielding the alleged perpetrators at a high electoral cost and antagonising party stalwart by giving more powers to an inner ring of old-school mates. Defending an allegedly corrupt Sri Lankan board responsible for compounding losses in billions of dollars.

Five reasons for the UNP to retain him:

1) Possibly the most widely-read member of the UNP with a clear economic vision for the country. Staunch secularist who sincerely believes in ethnic unity and reconciliation. Deep knowledge of Buddhism as well as other religions and history.

2) Loyalty to the party despite serious threats since 1994. Unwavering support for the cause of the party unlike leaders such as the late Gamini Dissanayake, Lalith Athulathmudali and more recently Karu Jayasuriya who briefly defected to the Rajapaksa camp and returned to the party.

3) Was never given a complete term to produce results while his policies were often undermined by an interfering President Sirisena who reversed fiscal policy measures and obstructed policy reforms.

4) International appeal as a market-friendly steady hand.

5) Absence of an experienced, mature replacement. Should not give into populists demands by a disgruntled media institution blaming him for the vote debacle. If this argument is applied to Wickremesinghe, President Sirisena will have to step down first because his party did even worse than the UNP. (COLOMBO, February 13, 2018)
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Cseinvester » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Ranil must resign.. ranil before 2015 says we will arrested thiefs. 2018 no any one arrested . only do central bank thief.sell properties to foreign. ravi,ranil all thiefs. rali protected thiefs. so we will wait for 2019 election given answer unp and MY3. better to keep money FD with this government condition.

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby dhanurrox » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 pm

under pressure from opposition,own party members and allies also.

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby SHARK » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:39 pm

whatever outcome ..... we need to see the outcome before the market open ....... =))
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby dhanurrox » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 pm

SHARK wrote:whatever outcome ..... we need to see the outcome before the market open ....... =))


Now big discussion going on.We will see the outcome by morning

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby GB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 pm

dhanurrox wrote:
SHARK wrote:whatever outcome ..... we need to see the outcome before the market open ....... =))


Now big discussion going on.We will see the outcome by morning


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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Blue Whale » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 pm

They have appointed a committee to recommend what need to be done. =))
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby SHARK » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 pm

They will decide tomorrow in absolute certainity.... and most probably the last cabinet meeting for yahapalanaya. :ymhug:

a unp govt, back by few crossovers slfp :))

there could be some defection from slpp when the pot gets boiling above unbearable levels .... *-:)
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Blue Whale » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Did a small chart to see the trend.
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It is obvious that the floating vote has a big say on the 2015 election result as well as 2018 LG election result. The MR+UPFA side is having a constant voter base around 4.8Mn - 5Mn but the real difference was made by the floating vote. UNP has garnered more than 1.5Mn of that floating vote in 2015 with the larger chunk of new votes in the same year. But exactly the same count around 1.5-1.6Mn has shifted the positions from UNP to SLPP. This was the deciding factor. If UNP can reposition the brand again effectively then they should be able to swing back this 1.5Mn again in 2020 and if so it will be tough time for the opposition camp. All depends on what UNP is going to do for the next 2 years.
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby PAT » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:50 pm

Sri Lanka PM survives pressure to step down

ECONOMYNEXT - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe turned tables on dissidents within his own party and managed to head off a challenge to his leadership after the party's humiliating defeat at local council elections.

More than a dozen dissidents went into his Temple Trees official residence to read the riot act to Wickremesinghe, but meekly walked out saying they had endorsed his leadership.

They even went as far as to suggest that it would be better for the party to form a government on its own with members of President Maithripala Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

The private Sirasa television station which had been intensely campaigning for Wickremesinghe’s removal had rushed a television crew to broadcast live what they suggest was the imminent fall of the Prime Minister.

Instead, Wickremesinghe out manoeuvred his opponents and got them to sign letters declaring their support. This is to be presented to Sirisena as proof that the UNP was fully behind the premier.

Despite claims that Sirisena wanted Wickremesinghe to step down soon after election results were known on Sunday, there is no provision in the constitution for the President to sack the Prime Minister unless through a resolution backed by a majority of members of parliament.

The 19th amendment also means that the president cannot sack even a minister without the concurrence of the prime minister. Obviously aware of the constitutional constrains on him, Sirisena has left the future of the government in the premier's hand.


The UNP has now informed Sirisena they will continue with the current government without any changes and SLFP ministers were welcome to stay or go.
However, the next few days are thought to be decisive for the UNP as seniors raise their voice and demand changes in the party hierarchy. (COLOMBO, February 13, 2018)
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby matrix » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 am

සිරස පව් .... :))
Sirasa is the most disgusting media in sl.. :-q
Just think gota is the pm and sirasa doing this to him...
Can these sirasa shameless journalists can do this if gota in pm seat?.. =))
(True RW should step down. But kilimaharaja's behavior is very unethical and a shame to media in sl.)
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby matrix » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:53 am

Actually who is the hidden hand behind sirasa activity??
Sure it's not MR.. :D
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Shadow walker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:07 am

matrix wrote:Actually who is the hidden hand behind sirasa activity??
Sure it's not MR.. :D


Its Sajith.. Sirasa wants to remove RW from the leadership of UNP.. :D
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby matrix » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:09 am

Shadow walker wrote:
matrix wrote:Actually who is the hidden hand behind sirasa activity??
Sure it's not MR.. :D


Its Sajith.. Sirasa wants to remove RW from the leadership of UNP.. :D

So unp followers aprove this unethical activity of sajith??
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Shadow walker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:57 am

matrix wrote:
Shadow walker wrote:
matrix wrote:Actually who is the hidden hand behind sirasa activity??
Sure it's not MR.. :D


Its Sajith.. Sirasa wants to remove RW from the leadership of UNP.. :D

So unp followers aprove this unethical activity of sajith??
:-ss


More than 50% of UNP followers wants to remove RW and appoint a new leader.. they are not asking Sajith, they only wants to remove RW..

RW school friends wants to keep him as the leader of UNP. The royal gang of UNP ( Ranil , Ravi karunanayaka, Mangala , Kabir hasheem, malik samarawickrama ) .. they all from royal college OB association.. Real unp followers want to remove these guys but they have the power in කෘත්‍යාදිකාරී මණ්ඩලය.. this Royal college gang control all the high level positions of UNP and the cabinet ... :(
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Blue Whale » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:50 am

Is this is not referred to as greediness to power. Especially power greediness knowing that he is very weak. Despite the lack of organizing skills how about the ability to take strong policy decisions. As a government the leader should be able to implement sound and direct policies, whether it is the right thing to do is a different story. Look at the policy on FTAs. Tax amendments. The famous CGT saga. And many more. Can this leadership swing back the 1.5Mn floating vote slipped away from the Greens in 2 years by doing the same thing. If he is firm on clinging to power then he must change the entire thing otherwise he will ending up loosing another 1Mn votes from the Greens and will have to swipe away from the politics with handing over the entire country for another decade at least to MR & relatives. That is defa :-q x_x
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby GB » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:16 pm

GB wrote:
dhanurrox wrote:
SHARK wrote:whatever outcome ..... we need to see the outcome before the market open ....... =))


Now big discussion going on.We will see the outcome by morning


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President Maithripala Sirisena will make a special statement regarding the future actions of the government, before Friday (Feb. 16), Minister Susil Premajayantha said.

He was speaking to reporters outside the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago, following a discussion held with the President.
http://www.adaderana.lk/news/45941/pres ... vts-future


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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

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Sri Lanka President's party seeks shot at govt

http://economynext.com/Sri_Lanka_Presid ... 77-10.html
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Blue Whale » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:22 am

The best cause of action for UNP will be getting Karu J as the PM for the remaining tenure of the government and focus to address the key issues of managing higher cost of living, giving a reasonable solution to the fertiliser subsidy issue, resolving the SAITM issue, and making a reasonable progress on punishing the theives . RW can stand as the leader still. As I said previously as well brand UNP need new features as well as a different marketing strategy if they are hoping to be competitive in 2020.
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby Blue Whale » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:21 pm

There are talks going on to form a new government headed by one from UPFA/SLFP. The president has seek the legal council to know the possibilities of removing PM under 19th amendment.
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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby dhanurrox » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 pm

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Re: Sri Lanka's PM: To go or not?

Postby GB » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:42 pm

''As far as I am concerned I continue as PM. Under the law & Constitution I see no reason as to why I shouldn't'' - PM in a special statement - adaderana.lk x_x


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