Two PMs, two CJs and two MPs for one elec­torate

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

With po­lit­i­cal ten­sion run­ning high, po­lit­i­cal par­ties have been hold­ing reg­u­lar news con­fer­ences and some times more than a dozen a day.

Last week, a scribe re­ceived in­struc­tions that a news con­fer­ence had been or­gan­ised at the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice.

His im­me­di­ate re­sponse was which Prime Min­is­ter’s of­fice. He had to call back to find out wh i c h Prime Min­is­ter they were re­fer­ring to as the d e posed Prime Min­is­ter’s of­fice also still refers to Ranil Wick­remesinghe as Prime Min­is­ter.

How­ever, this is not the first in­stance we have had the is­sue as at one time there were two Chief Jus­tices, with a dis­pute over the re­moval of the then Chief Jus­tice.

Old timers also re­call once there were two MPs for Kalawana.

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