(Lanka e News – 20.July.2018, 11.45PM) For the first time , the parliamentary committee on high posts decided to question the president again on an appointment made by him , and has therefore postponed the ratification of that appointment.
This welcome move is considered as a salutary outcome of the curtailment of the executive power of the president under the 19 th amendment , whereby that divested power is now vested in the parliament .( Earlier on the select committee could only review cabinet appointments but did not have the power to review the appointments of the president). This certainly constitutes a triumph of the people’s forces on January 8 th 2015
The ratification which is held back relates to the appointment of a notorious political opportunist cum infamous traitor Dr. Dayan Jayatileke ( a confirmed traitor because , when Varatharaja Perumal who was the north east chief minister declared a separate government , Jayatileke who was in that cabinet most shamelessly accepted and acknowledged it) being appointed as ambassador to Russia by president MaithripalaSirisena.
When the parliamentary committee chaired by the speaker Karu Jayasuriya met Tuesday (17), the appointment of the most abominable traitor Jayatileke was taken up , it was realized that over a hundred civil organizations and members of the intelligentsia had made objections to the appointment in writing to the Committee. In addition , several others too had sent in written objections against Jayatileke’s appointment ..
By virtue of the powers vested in the select committee Jayatileke was summoned before it. Bimal Ratnayake of the JVP who is a member of the select committee explained the objections raised by the organizations and the charges against Jayatileke when the ‘nutty professor’ of a rare obnoxious breed dismissed it saying , ‘ what is told by the civil organizations cannot be taken into consideration’
Rejecting this answer ,Bimal and Vijitha Herath of the JVP , along with John Amaratunge and Eran Wickremaratne of the UNP told the speaker that this appointment shall be rejected . Finally , the committee decided against this appointment , and to inquire from the president again, the reasons for the appointment.
The nutty professor following this incident made bizarre comments on his facebook when answering one Dilki. Based on his own comments alone his contemplated appointment merits cancellation.
His weird comments were as follows …
To become the Russian ambassador he can wait until Mahinda Rajapakse comes to power, and he can hold on for 18 months. The incumbent president Maithripala Sirisena is a successor of Mahinda and he is pushing forward the latter’s policies. Dayan even went further and questioned , which is the ruling government under this reign ? Which is the government ? Which is the country? and added he does not know anything .
No matter what cock and bull story the self seeking political opportunist Dayan is relating , this is the first time in SL the parliament committee on high posts has not approved the appointment made by the executive president .The decision taken by the committee represented by all parties based on justifiable and valid grounds certainly deserves the plaudits and praise of the pro good governance masses.
The present parliamentary committee on high posts is comprised as follows :
Chairman – speaker Karu Jayasuriya
Nimal Siripala De Silva
by (2018-07-20 23:09:54)
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