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Despite Being Ministers, We Weren’t In A Position To Raise Objections: Maithri

Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said although he was extremely frustrated and disappointed by the inhumane and brutal treatment former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was subjected to by the Rajapaksa regime, neither he nor the other Ministers were in a position to criticize the actions.

Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena

Speaking at a media event held to announce the decision of the Democratic Party led by Fonseka, to support the common Opposition movement Sirisena said his conscience has been troubling him for the past few years, particularly since 2010 when he saw the brutal manner in which Fonseka was treated by the Rajapaksas.

“But we were not in a position to object or speak up against them,” he said.

He also added that he is expecting far worse harassment and challenges to be levelled against their movement, by the Rajapaksa regime in the coming weeks.

He also pledged to restore Fonseka’s civic rights and military decorations within hours of his election.

Sirisena also spoke about the deterioration of the SLFP and added although it was the SLFP votes that brought Mahinda into power, the party no longer remains active within MR’s government.

“SLFP has been in a grave crisis during the past two years. It is no longer the political movement that its founder SWRD Bandaranaike envisioned it to be,” he added.

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    Poor innocent baba. Yes, we all believe you. Yes, really, we believe you.

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      Robert,don’t be unduly sarcastic.I can show photographs where his mouth has been taped.When mahinda comes into an important meeting he brings some tape with him and about 3 to 4 guys he tapes up and maithri is invariably one of them.He also puts some earplugs into navin dissanayake’s ear to stop him divulging anything to karu.

      These photos are secret but can be made public one day.

      PS.mahinda does not personally do it,usually it is that thug who assaulted nonis,but mahinda whispers into his ear who he wants taped.

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        Oh please, as much as I am opposed to the current regime, let us not make Maithri a male version mother Theresa or Lord Buddha or Jesus Christ. He is a politician.

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          This man Mithree – was with MR for so many years but the fellow had no balls to oppose him – main reason he wants to become PM – unfortunately – MR could not do that as there were other seniors in the waiting list – so when CBK told him – hey Mithree we are going to make you the king – he forgot all logic and jump into opposition bandwagon – he was so overjoyed he request he was requesting RW’s permission to address him SIR – and start worshiping CBK – I do not think he is the savior of this country but a puppet of CBK Ranil

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            I suspect you are right, if he was given the PM post a month ago, nothing like this would have happened.

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              Robert.R ,

              you are one of the few good commentators here in CT , but what you do now is not helping to reach the ultimate destination , there is time and place for every thing , you need to look at the bigger picture my friend !

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                Thank you. I am just raising red flags, Srilal.

                We have been duped for too long, CBK came and promised the same thing, Mahinda came and promised the same thing. Now Sirisena does the same thing. Yes, we need a change but I am yet to be convinced that this motley crew of has been + wanna be leaders can deliver.
                Just raising concerns that’s all, let us not get our hopes up too high and be disappointed.

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              what matters is to stand against the highly corrupted man of the nation – who is no body else but Rajaapakshe. That MaSirisena has done. so that alone.. is a heroic deed to me and anyone who is against corruption.

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          Oh no….it is not good for Sirisena to dictate such policy. Fonseka might be a very good person, but he did betray the regime to the UN and Western interests. This is a no-no in any society.

          It is rather immature politically, to try and ally all hurt feelings of previous has-beens. Sensible and pragmatic policy for the land should be to not appease previous resentments, but move on with fresh perspective and new faces for the good of the country.

          And however badly Fonseka was treated, it is nothing compared to what Fonseka would have done if he had won in 2009 viz. handing over Rajapakse to a Hague war-crimes tribunal for execution.

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        `I can show photographs where his mouth has been taped.`

        high–muck•e•ty–muck

        in plain english he is an ar8elicker (US: a Peter Keating) who would follow in RM/SWRD footsteps because that is all he knows to stay in power.

        The culture includes ….Sunday sil Monday kill…….. Kill the Vedda..Rob the Buddha… and Blame the Sudda.. It is as simple as that……

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        Why the hell did this Maithri put up with this for several years?

        For the fat purse and the perks? There are so many like him still unable to shake off the money for an uncertain future.

        All the turn coats are the same: When they switch sides they bite the hand that fed them. Ungrateful bxxtards, and also betraying the people who elected them.

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          What the hell do you care? You wanted Eelam.

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            Taraki

            “You wanted Eelam.”

            Don’t you want an exclusive Sinhala/Buddhists ghetto in this island?

            What’s wrong with Thiru wanting an exclusive Tamil/Saivaite ghetto in Eelam.

            By the way the entire island was/is known as Eelam.

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            Taraki; “What the hell do you care? You wanted Eelam. “
            The sinahal Modaya are sleep walking?

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            “You wanted Eelam”

            Elam means an area which has a government. In the olden days Kings had to obey the rules, same like the citizens. These, for Tamils, are defined in the Thirukural, Nannool like ethics books.

            DS started with one party. Perks were with only party. Though, now, Prof. Laksiri is calling a Gandhi, Bandaranake left the UNP without a philosophy or principles, exactly the same way Sirisena doing now. It was a fight for perks only. He sighted LTTE rump SJV as the reason that he needed a new party.

            From the time SWRD Gandhi started his party, only opposition party has been winning the election. That is, after freedom, none of the parties provided a government the Sinhala Buddhists can feel for. In 1977, one group of Sinhalese Intellectuals devised a system to keep the perks only for them. That is to invalidate and ignore the grumpiness of the Sinhala Buddhist who has been missing to see any governance from the group that has been coming to power and kept changing it in every election. Sinhala Buddhist, like a mother would feel with children dirty diaper kept feeling disgusting with the Sinhalese Intellectuals’ governance and changing it constantly. But Sinhala intellectual who deviced the new system miscalculated the voting pattern and thought the new system will be advantages for them. But they really failed to read the Sinhala Buddhist’s mind. Now the Sinhalese Intellectuals are getting together, reuniting and making agreement with in themselves. That is, the perks have to be shared not fought over!

            That is why the SLFP and UMP that has been in power with 2/3 majority is going to form the new SLFP and UNP government, possibly with 2/3 again. Sirisena, CBK, Mangala….. have brought back what SWRD took from. It is not that you can wear blue sari or green sari their mentality is same, in fact it is like in the winter one wears blue sari and in the summer they wear the green sari, in fact they are the same peoples.

            So the Sinhala Buddhist, who lost the chance to have a government in 1948, is still confused, but not able to realize what has happened on the departure of their fully respected Suthu Mahathayas. Tamils who were guided by SJV found out that they did not have a government and, they have been searching for government from 1948, that is Eelam.

            Neither UNP nor SLFP wants TNA on their side (It is not Thiru wanted Eelam). It has been openly spoke in the stages. Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and King have told Sampanatan that he should not support them. This not a Check point at Omanthai to separate Tamil Eelam from Sinhala Sri Lanka. This is Sinhala Intellectuals voluntarily handing over of Tamil Eelam to Sampanthan and telling that they do not have anything to do with Tamils. Now, the many Tamils who have been advocating for unity putting their hand to their chin, not knowing what to say.

            Lucky Thiru, he did not depend on UNP or SLFP, wanted a government to Tamils.

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              That my dear Elazm Tamil man is called Democracy. The UK and USA and even the EU might de-proscribe you but you will never ever raise your heads in Sri Lanka. The system is in place and if you come back they can deport you whenever they want.

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      Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena

      WATCH OUT MaRA is planning to Print Ballot Papers…

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7911:mysterious-printing-press-from-welisara-to-trinco-&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      Mysterious printing press from Welisara to Trinco

      It is revealed that preparations were being made yesterday (3rd) night to take to Trincomalee Navy camp a very modern printing press brought down urgently to the Navy camp at Welisara as information regarding it has been revealed to the public.

      However, sources in the Navy say the preparations to take it to Trincomalee is only a ploy to divert attention of the parties that are curious but the machine would be taken to a secret place elsewhere.

      It is revealed the printing press was to be installed in Welisara Navy camp with the protection of a special naval unit and to be given security later by the presidential security division. It has been confirmed that the operation has been carried out with the direct mediation of the President as the supreme commander of the three services.

      According to sources the printing press could print ballot papers and opposition had developed within the Navy for installing the machine in the Navy camp.

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      Mr. Sirisena
      We accept your apologies for being inert while MR doing all these cruel things (because my Mama/Nandas, the majority SBs, approved those)
      But you don’t have any excuses when the common opposition get the power. You can sign any MOU with other parties like JHU, but you shouldn’t compromise the core values you yourself put forward. Well-being of all humans living today and tomorrow is more important than geographical land boundaries or history….

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      ” neither he nor the other Ministers were in a position to criticize the actions”
      In other words he is saying he doesn’t have balls. So how can a person like that be a leader?

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        Burt,he has to be only a 100 day leader,so it is okay.

        meanwhile for the 100 days only chandrika will loan him her balls.

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          Botal kadde,

          Video watti amma (CBK) made Sinhala Achcharu (very tasty)
          don’t mess around with Vijay’s [Edited out]

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      Shhhhh be quiet child, the country has to get rid of Alibaba first and will sort out the other thieves later.

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    Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena

    RE: Despite Being Ministers, We Weren’t In A Position To Raise Objections: Maithri

    That is because you were ministers of the Madumulana King Maa aka Mara in the Democratic Socialist REPUBLIC of SRi Lanaka.

    Strange, isn’t it.

    This is called a Kingdom or Dictatorship.

    Let’s put an end to it.

    The people are with you.

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      “But we were not in a position to object or speak up against them,” he said.

      Yes, yes, we understand.

      So you waited to break away, until the offer came from Chandrika to make you president?

      You are saying now that you are freightened of nothing, if so, why did you serve this “thief” for six years as his right hand man? Didn’y fear that your character will beome tainted.

      You are Still holding on to 37 of your 72 official vehicles. Why is that?

      Sirisena, stop this bullshit. You were unhappy because MR did not make you PM. You have an axe to grind. So does Helu urumaya guy, Navin Dissa, Athuralaiye rathinna and all others in this fake coalition. They did not get what they asked for. Britain and America are behind this.

      Don’t think Sri Lanka will be fooled by this rubbish. Only the desperate “Amarasiri” like shadows will be on your side.

      So bye bye to you.

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        If Mithree is so concern about poor farmers he could have advise his brother not to exploit poor farmers by monopolizing rice market – I do not understand why any SLFPer should vote him just to bring Ranil and chandricka to power

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      Amere,
      We all know he is the best of the worst for you guys to
      wriggle your way through like maggots in an apple.

      But what after that about minority representation?? Does he have a secret pact that he would unleash once he wins which would go against JHU or Islamist?

      He is downright uduran kanna pakshaya.

      Muslim Indonesia’s future president has appointed a ethnic chinese christian as governor Jakarta- this could never have been dreamt of before because they shot chinese like flies.

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      Amarasiri:-

      “…the Democratic Socialist REPUBLIC of SRi Lanka” Ha! Ha!

      Where is the ‘Democracy’ the ‘Socialism’ and the ‘Republic’?

      What we see is a Total Family Dictatorship, headed by someone who seems to believe that an Election (however corrupt) is all there is to Democracy!
      And all those cut-outs, must feed His massive EGO!

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    So Sinhalese now feel, how the TNA was silenced by the LTTE ?

    Both VP and MR look alike, true sons of the soil. Cousins, Street fighters, terrorists, freedom fighters and fascists. They will eliminate anyone who stands against them. Democratically or otherwise.

    Mother Lanka, got rid of one and gave the keys to another. very bright, I must say.

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      democracy (which is a western concept) is a very slow process and dependent on the culture.
      Nepal fought for democracy and ousting the king 1990 and behaved like cannibals beheading policemen.
      Finally the king and his family were shot dead by family and an Hindian puppet is the king they still have no economic freedom in sight.

      Lanka is the Sihala Buddhist state of Hindia and dances to its tune.

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        Thanks for your response Javi.

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    If My3 is honest and telling the truth as he says and man enough as he talks now, he should have left the government at that time. But not just he hanged on to the government like glue but eventually campaign to become its Prime Minister.

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    Like Chandrika Fonseka is a lost cause now. He has no worthy following. Work with Rajitha and give Muslims rightful place and and secure Muslim votes.

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      muslim

      you can’t say that a guy who is getting so much votes at the last southern and western province election is a lost cause.

      the problem for maithri is is he goes after the muslim or tamil vote,for every one of those votes he will lose 2 to three sinhala votes.

      So if the muslims and tamils want to come aboard let them,but w/o conditions.If muslims and tamils want some more of gota they are welcome.

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    Maithripala, Let Sri Lanka become a Democracy again!

    You can do it!

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    Why did you not leave the govt in protest then? or did you stay back for the perks like all the others and now singing a different tune to get votes from those who hate MR?

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      .
      Exactly, what was he doing for 10 years?

      :-)

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    Too late to make such a statement on Sarath Fonseka’s matter. Not only on Sarath Fonseka’s matter, even when Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached you failed to raise an objection on the behaviour of the PSC. Moreover, when Rauff Hakim was criticizing the judgement in connection with the impeachment, you failed to condemn Hakim.
    What is your position on the 13th Amendment and what is your answer to India, when Sri Lanka became a signatory to the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord. If you are unable to raise objections, then you should have resigned.

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    Thieves.

    Waited for for Presidential election for not giving prime minister-ship? Why did not he eave with Fonseka? Because Fonseka was the common candidate, Not he? Did he hear what Fonseka said after coming from Singapore. He was scared to leave with Fonseka but not to leave now?

    They couldn’t do anything? Is that why promising that there will be not external pr internal investigation.

    Will he honestly declare who are partners and how much the Royal family own in the rice business?

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    “”He also pledged to restore Fonseka’s civic rights and military decorations within hours of his election.””

    Top priority to a fascist- `Fonny informed even the Hindians lanka belongs only to the Sihala people”

    WW2: US General Patton in a booming voice said:
    `No bastard won a war by dying for his country but by killing the other bastard`

    Fonny had a job never went to the front line moved about with the best of security had the whole wide world back him with equipment and logistics that won the war.

    The only martial race of Hindia according to the Mughals and Brits alike were the marathas- None could match them one to one but their generals failed therefore the organised Brits won the final battle 3rd Maratha/Brit war for the whole of East India Company- 1818 and Ceylon.

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    ‘We Weren’t In A Position To Raise Objections…’

    My heart bleeds for him. You see? These are the corrupt bastards who are going to replace MR and re-establish democracy? Ha ha ha. Miris thee inguru gannasse…

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    To go at My3 with absurd questions is incorrect. He was by himself a
    Political leader of a Party. He was within the Family ruling and as a
    senior Party man has to follow the Leader, as tactfully as he can.
    When the opportune moment surfaced, HE DID THE RIGHT thing. It is MRs
    astrology or Chinese neumorology and the verdict of 10 Judges that has
    given us an expected democratic chance to make a choice – so let us
    move forwards from that point. All have back-bones but the head is
    more important!

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      Even a degree is awarded by the University and they can take it back anytime they want if they find the proof.
      its happened to an hindian Rajaratnam in the US on similar grounds.
      Fonny got gifts of land etc from government and he wants it back.
      So he fought the elections to get that back and more for himself- he is not a peace time ruler.
      Presently he looks like the classic mercenary that landed our shores.

      There is nothing against My3eee because there are 2 stalwarts next to him Ranil/CBK (watti amma) who have gone through the mill for minorities to work with discretly and discerningly and vote ahead- remember 20% tamil speaking powers were always held by the muslim from 1948 because of tamil stupidity.

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    Maithree’s three brothers are running Rice, Stone and Sand marfia in this country this guy got the worst sahodara samaga in this country

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    Every fellow while in office would say that there was no freedom of speech and that the conscience was troubled.

    What is probably of Sarath Fonseka to My3 is the same for the rice of produced by the Rice Mafia then. We had no freedom of speech then, for if we spoke out then My3 would have caused us to disappear.

    Such a powerful man now promising to dismantle that structure!

    Politicians are good at making promises to fool everybody.

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    you could have left the Gov. immediately when you see the thing that are happening under you nose are not proper – why didn’t you do that – because you were day dreaming to be the PM of this country – and you also want enjoy all the other perks entitle to your post – be honest with your own conscious – you lost your head completely when CBK offered to put forward you as Presidential hopeful and miserably fail to analyse the sinister moves behind it – you are political babe – if anybody thinks you are going to make this country a better place – those nuts are living in the fools paradise

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