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* 'We are only partners of Sri Lanka democracy, but not of UNP' - ACMC
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslim party, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) said that they are committed stakeholders of Sri Lanka's democracy standing to uphold the constitution and not striving to promote deposed PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as an individual.

"We do not have any personal passion for the individual, Ranil Wickremesinghe MP. There is no 'relationships' between ACMC and the UNP either. We ACMC stand with UNP chiefly to safeguard democracy and to uphold our constitution that has been violated repeatedly-and we join UNP's call against this violation," Leader of ACMC MP Rishad Bathiudeen said.

Speaking to media MP Bathiudeen said some media have been wrongly reporting that ACMC is colluding with UNP due to the party's call to re-appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM.

"We call Wickremesinghe's return as PM not because of any personal passion for the individual Wickremesinghe nor due to any 'relationship' between ACMC and the UNP but because his removal is a clear violation of the constitution. All Sri Lankans are bound to act according to the Constitution and no one can violate it. The removal of Wickremesinghe MP from PM is a clear violation of the Constitution and this is where we say it is wrong."

He said the President's sacking of the previous Cabinet too was illegal. Also the President's statement that even if all 225 MPs say they want the deposed PM Wickremesinghe back, he would not allow it was also in violation of the constitution.

"We oppose all these anti-constitutional acts and statements by President of the country," Bathiudeen added.

"We are against illegal appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa MP as Prime. President Maithripala Sirisena has used a power he does not have as President, in making this appointment. It's a severe violation of the Constitution. We will never support this constitutional violation-or any other violations. The violation could be by the President, Prime Minister or even anyone else - we oppose violation of Sri Lanka's constitution by anyone - which is anti-democratic," ACMC Leader added.

 

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