Pres­i­dent is like Hanu­man set­ting the coun­try on fire: JVP leader

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

JVP Leader Anura Ku­mara Dis­sanayaka said yes­ter­day that Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena has be­come like Hanu­man go­ing around set­ting the whole coun­try on fire and vowed to fight the Pres­i­dent’s un­con­sti­tu­tional ac­tions.

“Pres­i­dent Sirisena has vi­o­lated the Con­sti­tu­tion with impunity. He is like Hanu­man go­ing around set­ting the coun­try on fire. We have to fight his il­le­gal ac­tions and will chal­lenge him in the Supreme Court,” the JVP Leader told re­porters at a news con­fer­ence.

The JVP leader said that the Pres­i­dent had made a mock­ery of the Con­sti­tu­tion by his ac­tions since Oc­to­ber 26. “He made min­is­te­rial ap­point­ments in ten sep­a­rate rounds. He has taken over min­istries that he is not en­ti­tled to hold. All this is not be­cause of his love for the coun­try or the peo­ple but to safe­guard him­self,” Mr. Dis­sanayake charged.

The JVP leader said his Party was ready to face an elec­tion at any time but the dis­so­lu­tion of par­lia­ment must be done in a le­git­i­mate man­ner.

He ap­pealed to the peo­ple of the coun­try to join them to fight the il­le­git­i­mate ac­tions of the Pres­i­dent.

Anura Ku­mara Dis­sanayaka ad­dress­ing the me­dia

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