Sri Lanka government spending millions to win support for the budget

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:06:45 GMT

    Mahinda Chinthana Jayavewa!

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:08:05 GMT

    [Sri Lanka government spending millions to win support for the budget

    Sunday, 18 November 2007 - 12:01 AM SL Time ]

    TNA should get the money and vote against it!! :))

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:09:14 GMT

    [Parliament will not be dissolved even if Budget is defeated ?

    [17-11-2007 11.17pm] an unexpected discussion that ensued between HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Leader of the Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, the President is supposed to have told the Opposition Leader that he would not dissolve parliament even if the budget is defeated and instead would call the Opposition leader to form the government. This unexpected discussion had taken place when the President unexpectedly called at the `Bremer` the private residence of late President J.R. Jayawardne to pay his last respect to Lady Elena Jayawardne this afternoon. When the President visited the funeral house, it is said the Leader of the Opposition had been already there to pay his last respect to Lady Jayawardne.

    This unexpected but surprising discussion had gone on for some time and President Rajapaksa`s proposal had been turned down by the Leader of the Opposition, it is reported. The Leader of the Opposition has supposedly told the President he would only accept the Premiership through an election and if the President wants to continue with this parliament in the event of the budget being defeated, he should then call upon the Jathika Hela Urumaya.]

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:09:16 GMT

    Maybe there is some major crossing gonna happen otherwise why does Useless Rajapakse need to worry so much! They can easily win it!

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:14:37 GMT

    I do not understand why there is a big fuss about this budget,,, if they cared,, they would have implemented the CFA long ago,,

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:18:19 GMT

    [Attempt to prevent opposition MPs from attending budget vote

    [17-11-2007 6.05pm] The government is allegedly attempting to prevent parliamentarians who are doubtful supporters for Budget 2008 from attending the budget vote on November 19th.

    This extreme measure is on the cards following the revelation that the government will not be able lure enough opposition MPs to support the budget and many ruling party MPs are going to crossover, or refrain from voting, government sources say.

    Winning the budget has become a non-event also after 21 out of the 37 JVP MPs refusing to vote ?yes?.

    The Defence Ministry is allegedly involved in this attempt, which include unexpected summons of MPs to the CID and courts and imposing traveling obstacles.

    Sudden road closures and searches, purportedly for national security, are also being considered, in an attempt to prevent such parliamentarians from attending Parliament on November 19th, the sources added.]

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:20:33 GMT

    MR should communicate to LTTE , they would help him finding majority , MR is the best for TAMIL EELAM fast track !

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:22:41 GMT

    What is LK?

    LOKKA,

    Please put all the country codes and the countries.

    Some are confusing and has no sense.

    NAtional LEader/ELLALAN

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:23:55 GMT

    Nale anna

    LK = LanKa :):)

  • 17 Nov 2007 18:25:33 GMT

    What country is NA?