Sri Lanka Politics – Mahinda Rajapakse lost No-Confidence Motion

November 14, 2018

Sri Lanka Politics

Padmini Arhant

Sri Lanka former President Mahinda Rajapakse usurped to power as Prime Minister lost no-confidence motion in Sri Lankan Parliament.  The 225 members assembly voted in favor of no-confidence on Mahinda Rajapakse led minority government.  President Maitripala Sirisena unconstitutionally dissolved legislature with Presidential decree shutting down Parliament.  President Sirisena’s undemocratic actions prompted Supreme Court intervention to restore legislature.  The Parliament then convened no-confidence vote delivering Mahinda Rajapakse’s ouster from Prime Minister post.

President Maitripala Sirisena violated constitution amendment prohibiting President to remove incumbent Prime Minister and furthermore closing Parliament at self-discretion without prior disclosure to Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was a serious breach of Parliamentary procedure.  President Sirisena’s impulsive undemocratic decisions caused unnecessary political turmoil in Sri Lanka.  President Sirisena’s appointment of Mahinda Rajapakse and subsequent steps from the Sri Lankan President were not without external forces blessings from neighbors viz. China and India as well as global syndicate offshore. 

President Maitripala Sirisena’s abuse of power since onset until now creates the requirement for the President to step down from office enabling the island nation much anticipated peace and stability.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter




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