trickery and duplicity

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The SLPP MP is said to have been split under the provisions of the 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill calling for its dissolution by the Speaker of Congress two and a half years after the government was formed. Ruling lawmakers loyal to Rajapaksas are reportedly demanding the constitutional term be extended to his four-and-a-half years, but opponents say he is an SLPP lawmaker and opposition parties say otherwise. said to be confident. They reportedly stand by the current deadline.

Adversity and expediency may make strange companions, but they don’t necessarily trust each other in the politics of Cloak and Dagger. ready to sink a poniard on each other’s backs if they feel that is the way they can protect their interests. Yahparanaya An example might help.

The SLFP-UNP marriage of convenience in 2015 brought together a highly ambitious group of politicians, but these elements were suspicious of each other and prepared a long knife to put it to good use three years later. . Then-President Maithripala Sirisena, who won the 2015 presidential election with the help of his UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, called for a common enemy to remove the latter from office as prime minister and appoint an SLFP-led government. appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister. UNP cost.

Sirisena went so far as to dissolve Congress, but his presidential decree was overturned by the Supreme Court. He made that deplorable move because he felt the UNP was undermining him politically.

The SLPP, which made Wickremesinghe president, apparently fears he will do Sirisena if he falls out with the Rajapaksas.

The 20th Amendment strengthens the powers of the Chief Executive, making President Wickremesinghe far more powerful than Sirisena when he took office. Yahaparana government.Ironically, most of his SLPP deputies who voted for collectively The enactment of the 20th Amendment, which allows President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to dissolve Congress after two and a half years in office, is doing everything in its power to prevent President Wickremesinghe from dissolving.

Rajapaksas made Wickremesinghe president, strung him up and wielded Medamurna’s sword. Sataka on his head. Even if the president can dissolve Congress, they cannot control the president. Because he will not hesitate to use this power if the SLPP seeks to undermine him. He could use the ruling party’s MPs’ fear of dissolution to keep them in line.

The only way to stop the president from exercising his power to dissolve Congress is to file a motion of impeachment against him. However, it is highly unlikely that SLPP will resort to such a course of action. In the House he lost a two-thirds majority.Witnessing the tragic situation of the post-war period Yahaparana Given the government’s disregard for national security and the resulting Easter Sunday massacre, one can only hope that the executive branch and the ruling party will not be at odds again. trickery and duplicity

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