Gota’s shocking revelation about Ranil!
Ranil’s Pohottuwa meeting turned sour!
What happened to GL, who supported Ranil?
Gota and Ranil are in a political tug of war!
Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe took office as Prime Minister nearly two months ago, promising to solve all of the country’s economic problems. Instead of solving the country’s problems, he appears to have accumulated many issues within the government during the last two months. No media reports on these, but we do because we believe the suffering masses undergo and deserve to know how leaders engaged in political tug of war and unconcerned about the people. In the government, the latest tug of war is centered on Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank. We have previously reported on the cold war that has erupted between Ranil and Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal. Many people attribute this to an issue with the International Monetary Fund, but there are many unknown political reasons behind this battle.
Subry started it all
Former Finance Minister Ali Subry and Dr Nandalal Weerasingha Central Bank Governor, Secretary to the Treasury Mr Siriwardena are the first to meet with the International Monetary Fund to discuss resolving Sri Lanka’s financial crisis. These delegations left in April for Washington, D.C., to meet with the chiefs of the International Monetary Fund after announcing that the country is unable to settle debts and thus faces bankruptcy.
Subry selects Lasad- Clifford Chance!
The International Monetary Fund stressed at the start of the talks that the first step in assisting Sri Lanka would be to work on a debt restructuring program. According to the monitory fund chiefs, a loan facilitating program could be organized in conjunction with this. According to the discussions, the first condition to meet is to design a debt restructuring program, and as soon as the team arrived in Sri Lanka, they got to work. International tenders were called in order to obtain the assistance of international agencies, and well-known French firms such as Lasad and Clifford Chance were chosen for the task. However, Mr Ali Subry was forced to leave the Finance Ministry during this time due to political turmoil within the government. Following that, the Finance Minister was the new Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha, who continued discussions with the International Monetary Fund and made it a point to meet with representatives from Lasad and Clifford Chance who had arrived in the country. recently. Central Bank Governour , secretary to treasury and other high ranking officers participated in these discussions.
Invited but not approved yet!
However, these discussions revealed that the necessary approval for the discussion with Lasard and Clifford chance for Sri Lankan delegation was not given, and that necessary papers are still with the attorney general’s department. Representatives from Lasad and Clifford Chance left the island. it was noted a heated debate between Ranil and the Central Bank Governor taken place. What happens is that each time the discussion with Lasad and Clifford delayed , the international monetary fund support too is delayed.
Did Saroja played a game ? on whose instructions?
Another serious incident was reported last week. Mrs. Saroja Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, is at the center of this. She was supposed to have sent an email to a few people about Lasad and Clifford Chance. Many regard this as an act beyond her purview, and she has accused Lasad, Clifford Chance, and their local agents without being foresighted. It was later revealed that this email was also sent to Ms Lasad and Clifford Chance in France. Everyone is wondering if she did this on her own or if there was an instigator, or if there is a sabotage team lurking behind the scenes. An accusation made by a state official against legally selected institutions could be considered sabotage. If this restructuring program is delayed, international monitoring fund aid to Sri Lanka will be unavailable. If this occurs, the entire country will be in chaos.
All details in the newspaper except Saroja’s name!
Mrs. Saroja Sirisena’s email details were published in an English news paper the day Lasad and Clifford Chance representatives arrived in Sri Lanka, but that article never mentioned the details were obtained from Mrs. Saroja Sirisena’s email message. The sections that accused Lasad and Clifford Chance were highlighted by the publisher. This is an attempt to sabotage the discussion, which has some support. This demonstrates that the discussions between the Finance Ministry and Ms.Lasad and Clifford Chance are merely discussions and will produce no results.
Ranil Nandalal story heats up!
As previously stated During the Lasad and Clifford Charnds discussions, Ranil and Nandalal became heated. It was an indication that the hostility between them had not yet subsided. What Ranil intends to do is to depose Nandalal, seize control of the Central Bank, and appoint someone under his control. If that happens, he must have planned to control the Central Bank with his friend Arjuna Mahendran, who lives in Singapore.
Ranil finds a way!
Ranil devised a plan to depose Nandalal. That is when Nandlal’s term as acting governor is set to expire on the 30th, and he intends not to recommend his reappointment. Typically, a central bank governor’s term is six years, but Nandalal was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the former Central Bank Governor, which will end on May 30th.
Game plan of Mithree to bring Indrajith!
The President appoints the governor of the central bank. However, the finance minister’s written consent is required. A central bank governor cannot be appointed unless the minister recommends.. Former President Mithreepala Sirisena wanted to appoint Dr. Indrajith Kumarasamy as the central bank governor during the good governance government period. However, the incumbent finance minister at the time, Ravi Karunanayaka, refused to consent. Mithreepala waited until Ravi was out of the country and appointed an acting finance minister. He appointed his confidant Laxman Yapa Abeyawickrama as acting finance minister and obtained the ministers recommendation to appoint Indrajith as governor of the Central Bank..
Ranil shows his muscle to Gota!
Ranil used the finance minister’s consent as a weapon, sending messages to President in an unofficial manner indicating that he is not giving his consent for Nandalal. Furthermore, using his family news papers, Ranil fraction indicated that the appointment of the governor required the consent of the finance minister; otherwise, the appointment could not be made by the President. Ranil’s goal was to scare the president and find a way to deport Nandalal.
Nandalal’s punch to ranil!
Meanwhile, Ranil did something to demonstrate his strength. He revoked the official appointment of the central bank’s gymnasium instructor. Normally, the governor of the central bank makes this appointment. This position had been open for some time. After hearing from bank officials, the Governor took steps to make a suitable appointment. Ranil not only cancelled the appointment, but also published the news in media outlets loyal to him. This also highlighted the conflict between Ranil and Nandalal.
Gota’s reply flabbergast Ranil!
However, after sending a message to the President through a third party, refusing his consent to governour’s appointment, Ranil believed the President would become alarmed and scared, and would reject Nandalal’s appointment. What happened was a completely unexpected response from the President, sent through a third party, indicating Ranil’s resignation as Finance Minister with immediate effect.
There is nothing Ranil did! He is trying to take control now! would loose finance minister position!
The President made this decision for a variety of reasons. During a discussion, he briefed a few of his loyalists. Ranil is now attempting to seize control of the IMF programme and claim credit for it. However, that was the initiative of former Finance Minister Ali Sabry. He went to Washington and began the negotiations. He tries to show the Indian aids program as his initiative; before he arrived, Shabry and Basil negotiated with India and initiated the aid program. Now that what Ranil is doing is not advancing the IMF program, I have decided to remove Ranil’s Finance Minister position…said the president, who immediately called Ali Sabry and negotiated to offer the finance ministry. Ali Sabry agreed as well.
Ranil’s game plan to avoid shame!
Ranil was taken aback by the President’s harsh directive. He was aware that in order to appoint the governor, the finance minister’s consent was required, and that the president could remove him at any time. Ranil was well aware of this. He learned from a third party that the president has decided to remove him from his position as Prime Minister as well. Ranil began to alter his plans last week. He informed the president that he would like to keep Nandalal as governor. Instead of doing so directly, he convened a meeting of bank CEOs at his Flower Road office.
Bankers wants Nandalal!
Ranil presented Nandalal’s topic during the discussion about the economy and finances. All of the CEOs who attended the gathering had positive things to say about Nandalal. They insisted on keeping his services in the future as well.
Ranil send the message to Gota he is unchanged!
Ranil immediately sent a message to the President summarizing their conversation with the bankers, and he is willing to sign Nandalal’s appointment letter. Ranil thought the problem would be resolved, but a message from the president indicated that he should resign as finance minister. ‘State matters’ reliably understood, so there could be many changes in government positions by the end of this month.
Pohottuwa surrounds Ranil to attack!
In this context, the President called a meeting of Pohottuwa members of parliament. As previously stated, Prime Minister was accused of coming every week and lamenting the difficulties but failing to present a solution. If he tries the same ploy during this meeting, MPs are prepared to attach him. Mahindanana was seen instructing MPs to bring up the issue of central bank governors. Mahindananda regarded the president’s loyalty as an indication of a planned topic discussion. However, Ranil was aware that the way it swings is not good for him. As a result, Ranil left the meeting immediately after it began. Starting with Lalith Ellawal, MPs from Pohottuwa expressed their displeasure with Ranil.
He leaves early everyday!
Every day, the Prime Minister leaves before we can ask our questions, but he should stay until the meeting is over. He should respond to our questions. Lalith Ellawala expressed his concern after the President mentioned that he had gone to meet with an IMF representative. He planned to meet with the MPs the next day.
We thought Ranil is an international figure!
Sampath Athukorala MP criticized Ranil and even made the audience laugh. We expected the Prime Minister to act because we all believe he is a global figure. Nonetheless, he was unable to bring in a single dollar for the country. Not only are there no dollars, but also no rupees.
Bring a new Primeminiser!
Kirdigoda, the Member of Parliament, made a new proposal to the President. Because the president trusted him, we agreed to appoint Ranil as Prime Minister. He attends the meeting but leaves early without answering our questions. We cannot trust him if he does not trust us. Let us appoint someone who believes in us.
Nandlal from pohottuwa!
Wasantha Bandara suggested that Nandalals tenor not to be ended on the 30th. Given his knowledge of the economy, he was appointed for six years. He presented a proposal from the House of Commons to the Governor of the Central Bank. The president clarified that Nandlas was appointed to cover the remaining term of the previous governor. This proposal was seconded by Suren Ragavan. Many MPs questioned the Prime Minister’s decision to remove Nandalal. The President stated again that he will speak with the Prime Minister about this matter. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Minister of Justice, proposed some amendments for debate. On May 9th, Prasanna Ranatunga presented a document detailing the damage to the MPs’ properties. Dinesh informed the meeting that the arrested two MPs, Milan Jayatilaka and Sanath Nishantha, were present and that the law would be implemented properly.
How can Hareen tweet from UK!
Madura Withanage asked how someone who is currently in the UK could tweet about cabinet approval for the 21st amendment and how soon it would be ready for approval. Hareen was not present at the cabinet meeting, so he couldn’t tweet.
Game is not yet over!
One MP expressed concern and cautioned that the game was not yet over. Many more amendments would be proposed by the president’s party in the future.
Reached what is not expected!
The Cabinet’s approval of the 21st amendment is unclear. It was presented to the cabinet five times before this but was never approved. That’s because the president’s fraction added a few more amendments to it. Initially, Ranil, Hareen, Manusha, and Wijedasa stated in various places that the president’s powers would be limited by the 21st amendment. However, the one that was approved last Monday gave the president more accumulated powers. The president has the authority to remove the Prime Minister whenever he sees fit. The president can hold multiple ministerial portfolios, delegate any ministry to himself, and remove any minister.
Not 21 it is 22!
Because many refer to it as the 21st amendment, it should be referred to as the 22nd amendment. because the 21st amendment is the one proposed by SJB to parliament The 22nd amendment was approved by the cabinet on Monday presented by Wijedasa Rajapaksa.
Aside from that, foreign minister G.L Pieris is in some hot water. G.L is accused of following Ranil down a different political path. G.L is generally regarded as Rajapakse loyal, and as a result, he was appointed president of Pohottuwa when it was formed.
Joined with Ranil!
According to Pohottuwa chiefs, once Ranil assumed the Premiership, G.L believed that Rajapakse’s political path had come to an end and joined hands with Ranil to embark on a separate political journey. G.L is working behind the scenes to get the 21st amendment passed to suit Ranil. G.L is said to have attended meetings at the Prime Minister’s office on Flower Road and worked to compile Ranil-friendly legislation.
On hearing this, Basil, the brainchild of Pohottuwa’s creation, became involved, as reported by ‘state matters.’ Basil, along with 15 Pohottuwa MPs, met with Ranil at his Flower Road office for a discussion. Later, during a meeting with Prime Minister, Basil, was forced to oppose the 21st amendment and leave the meeting with Dinesh. G.L is temporarily removed from Pohottuwa political matters as a result of these circumstances.