The seven days promised by the president to end the political crisis ends tomorrow The seven days promised by the president to end the political crisis ends tomorrow
Dec 10, 2018

President’s ‘declared’ deadline ends tomorrow Featured


It is six days today (10) since president Maithripala Sirisena vowed to end the prevailing political crisis within seven days.

Addressing the SLFP special convention on December 04, he made it clear the crisis would continue for seven more days at most.

However, it appears that there will be no resolution even after seven days.

The main reason is that the Supreme Court is yet to fix a date to announce its ruling on the petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament.

Concluding the hearing on December 07, chief justice Nalin Perera said the verdict would be delivered on a latter date.

Meanwhile, president Sirisena said in Polonnaruwa yesterday he would accept any verdict by the court and take future action appropriately.

Jana Bala put off

Ranil Wickramasinghe 670PX 10 12 18The protest will take place after the court ruling - Ranil Wickremesinghe

In another related development, the UNF put off until December 17, its Jana Bala public protest rally scheduled for December 13 until the SC delivers its judgement.

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told a function at Temple Trees today that according to lawyers, the verdict would be likely be delivered even on Friday.

Following requests by civil society organizations, we decided to hold the protest thereafter, he said.

…one of those rare decisions that shape history

Meanwhile, British high commissioner James Dauris says in a twitter message, “As a former law student myself, I’m looking forward to reading this week’s Supreme Court judgement.

“It will be one of those rare decisions that shape history. Law students in Sri Lanka will be studying the conclusions it comes to and reasoning it sets out for generations to come!” he added.

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