President should know that not every thought that comes to his mind is a law of this country - Anura

President should know that not every thought that comes to his mind is a law of this country - Anura

4 May 2021 02:26 pm

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should know that every thought that comes to his mind is not a law of this country.

Anura Dissanayake stated this at a media briefing held at the JVP headquarters today (04).

Commenting on the Presidential Commission on Political Revenge, the Member of Parliament said that for the first time a President had set up a suicide commission where nothing happened.

Dissanayake said that the anti-democratic movement would be defeated as soon as it was established and that there was nothing it could do as the Special Presidential Commission is now an outdated commission.

"After presenting the report of the Commission chaired by former Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne to the President, the President submitted a paper to the Cabinet on January 15 to take further action in this regard. One of its recommendations called for Cabinet approval to set up a special Presidential Commission to take action against myself and others. This was based on the Act used by President J.R. Jayewardene about 40 years ago to abolish the civic rights of the Leader of the Opposition Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Accordingly, the President established a special Presidential Commission consisting of 03 Supreme Court Judges through a gazette notification on January 29. Due to his urgency, a gazette notification was issued again on the 5th of February to bring an amendment to it as is often done. On the 1st of April, the day that suits him, the relevant amendment was made to the Commission. This shows that he was paying special attention to this Presidential Commission. However, the term of this commission ended on April 29. Did you submit a report to the President? As far as we know this commission did not meet for a single day. However, the term of this commission ended on April 29. Did you submit a report to the President? As far as we know this commission did not meet for a single day."

Accordingly, this is a mold shot by Minister Sarath Weerasekara as well as the President, he said.

J.R. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa aimed to use this bill to hunt down political leaders, as President Jayewardene did. He hoped to use the power vested in him by the 20th Amendment and the 2 / 3rd majority in Parliament. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1970, was also in the Cabinet that brought the Cabinet Paper aimed at abolishing this civic right. He spoke out against the abolition of Sirimavo Bandaranaike's civic rights. They may think that abolishing civic rights can silence our voice. We do not need the license of civic rights to engage in politics. We have already said what needs to be done about it, ”he added.