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Gota Seeks 2/3 Majority For MR While Kamal Gunaratne Keeps “Gotabaya Presidential Project” Alive

In a speech that is remarkably different from his public speeches after January 2015, former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked for a two thirds majority for Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Parliamentary election early next year.

Speaking at an “Eliya” forum in Kalutara, this afternoon, Rajapaksa said his brother needed a two thirds majority to ensure stability in the country and continue with Rajapaksa-style development that prevailed before his family fell out of power, nearly four years ago.

Gotabaya said the current government had failed in every aspect of governance – especially in launching mega development projects.

“When an election is announced the UNP and some other parties are going to Supreme Court against it. What is the democracy they want to achieve without holding elections?” Rajapaksa asked hitting out at the UNP’s attempts to challenge President Maithripala Sirisena‘s unconstitutional dissolution of Parliament in the apex court.

“We have given the opportunity to the people to elect a stable government. There is no stronger step than this to strengthen democracy in the country,” he said questioning if those who clamour about democracy actually know the meaning of it.

When Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a public appearance today, there was a noticeable difference in his body language. The former Secretary to the ministry of Defence , the man who ran the defence apparatus under the previous government, often projected a amicable persona when he made public speeches after the Rajapaksa family fell out of power in January, 2015. Today, when he made a speech at the Kalutara meeting, Rajapaksa hardly smiled or exchanged light banter with the audience, demonstrating that he had reverted to his “pre-2015 self” in less than two weeks after his brother assumed office as the Prime Minister in the purported government.

Meanwhile, the speech made by retired senior military officer Kamal Gunaratne at the same event also signalled that the project to position Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a presidential candidate for 2020 was still alive.

Launching a scathing attack on former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s move to co-sponsor the UNHRC resolution in Geneva to promote accountability and reconciliation, Gunaratne said it was the “greatest betrayal” he had seen in his lifetime.

He also criticised the CID’s action on military officers who committed crimes during the Rajapaksa administration, describing the law enforcement process as “Ranaviru Dadayama”. He said over 10 military officers were still languishing in jail as victims of the Wickremesinghe government’s “witch-hunt.”

During his long speech glorifying the conduct of the Army, Gunaratne expressed hopes that the fears of “foreign prosecution of war heroes” would soon be fully resolved, with Rajapaksa’s family’s ascension to power.

Gunaratne, the man who once insisted that the “traitors” who attempt to divide the country introducing a new constitution must be killed, also made a speech at the same event signalling that the project to position Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a presidential candidate for 2020 was still alive.

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  • 19
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    The speech cannot diddle students of history or politics, but is certainly alluring to those not versed in them. The masses have always overwhelmed the educated, be it Rajapakses’s Sri Lanka or Hitler’s Germany.

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      “All these latest Sirisena’s dramas were to ensure his 2020 presidential aspirations”

      When a razor is handed to a monkey he cuts everything in sight ………..eventually ends up cutting his own neck! :)))

      The Rajapakses nicely led on Sirisena ……….. to dissolve parliament ………..now he can’t pull back ……….. already Rajapakses have discarded Sirisens ………. Rajapakses are Rajapakses; did you think they were going to forgive Sirisena for his betrayal in 2015?

      Sirisena has already passed his use by date for the Rajapakses ………… couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!

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      This is the Criminal from the US planning and scheming to undermine the people’s power and the will of the people who gave their verdict in the last election that brought in Ranil as the elected PM. Our country has many enemies… we are seeing it more clearly now. Surely, the ZIONIST enterprise is bahind this criminality. GOTA and BASIL are based in the US and the US govt have so far has not taken any measure to penalise these WAR CRIMINALS who are banded together with the REGIONAL ZIONISTS in the garbage nation they call it as INDIA. NARENDRA MODI congratulated and suppoerted the SRI LANKAN Rajapakse criminality through the BRAHMIN ZIONIST (backed by Israel) Subraniam Swamy. Now, in the local scene, all the Sinhala Racist elements are coming together in grand alliance to destroy the DEMOCRACY the country has….. violating the very constitution, the last protection the citizens have… Lets see what the US is going to do about this whole criminality…..People are watching!!!!!!

  • 38
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    This accused murderer and fraudster is walking free thanks to Appaya. He knows if MR gets 2/3 he is in line after MR for president before Namal and they can change to constitution any way they want.

    Not a single cent recovered from the ill gotten wealth through gun running legally using the office of his brother and his appointment in the defense ministry.

    All funds wasted investigating cold blooded murders including that of Thajudeen and media personnel.

  • 33
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    Oh, yeah yeah, if Mahinda Rajapaksa doesn’t get the majority Sirisena will dissolve the Parliament AGAIN.
    I am walking up and down up and down kicking walls chairs and table legs until my anger goes down so that I can sit down and type my comments, in Sinhala and Engllish.
    It is time to expose bogus patriots and bogus nationalists!!!!!
    “The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes.” – Thomas Paine

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      Champa oh Champa !!
      Relax, Relax. Que sera sera – what will be will be. These scumbags are not worth worrying about. Only worry is for the people of Sri Lanka. Again they will reap what they sow, come the elections.

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      Go to hell man, your blood consists of Tamil blood, read the BOOK of S. Mahinda, salute to our Sinhalese Soldiers, because of them our nation is now free, can go to any part of the Sinhalese Nation, Aryan country. Before the Independent of SINHALESE ARYAN NATION, who robbed our wealth? Tamils is the answer. Go to history, each and ever hospitals 95 percent doctors are Tamils, all the government departments full of Tamils even 85 percent living in Sinhalese Nation. Go to history, see your own eyes, past documents.

  • 25
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    So Gota 2020 presidential candidate, match over for Sirisena. All these latest Sirisena’s dramas were to ensure his 2020 presidential aspirations but it all going to fall like a pack of cards. Look and action of the video shows that Gota has already became the President. Yes, soon Sirisena going to learn his greatest lesson in his whole life, and that going to be time over for him.

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      Just wait and see what happens to Sirisena after the general election is over. Both SLFP and UNP will get together and impeach him and kick him out of politics. More than Ranil, the Rajapakshes want him out for betraying them. Sirisena deserves it, he dug his own grave.

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      Unfortunately, Hora and Bribo White man masters decided to leave Sirisena alone after taking PM under SLFP and now become SLPP. The Mahinda project planned to destroy SLFP is underway. Now Gota is nowhere, If he wants to contest Presidency from which Party he is going to go. Sirisena still hold the power and that power could turn against both Mahinda & Gota. All these time Sirisena protected both Mahinda & Gota. Now the game within the coup masters and it will not end with elections but with blood.

  • 14
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    GOTA: Can MY3 give you that 2/3 majority without conducting the unnecessary election in January because MY3 has the “power” to sense what we want?

    If MY3 makes that deal then can you consider supplying free delivery of Aappa for rest of his life?

    Of course you can decide when to stop his free food delivery without breaking the deal!

  • 23
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    The minorities- Tamils of North, East and upcountry, Muslims, and the Christians would never vote for them. Without them how they going to get 2/3 majority.

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      Communal minded Tamils of the North with their racist mindset will not vote for the Rajapakse. Don’t speak for Christians and Muslims who are reasonable people unlike the racists and murderoud, terrorist thugs of the north.

  • 19
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    Appatta Siri, Gotler has already becomes to the President.

  • 25
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    Mahinda for PM
    Gota for President with the brief to groom Namal
    ..and kick My3 out lock stock and barrel

    That is the agenda of the Rajapakse clan

    • 0
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      They Might do better if they shaved off their Moustaches!

  • 19
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    “What is the democracy they want to achieve without holding elections?”
    what democracy is that …when there is no majority in favour of your brother’s appointment as PM ….the clan twist the President’s arm and dissolve the parliament.

  • 23
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    Gotabaya
    the former National Hangman

    “Gotabaya said the current government had failed in every aspect of governance”

    True, Ranil didn’t act as a Prime Minister, his entire time and energy were consumed by his attempts to save yours other clans’ bums, ………….. Had he focussed on serving the people rather than serving your family by now you and your family would have served 1% of your prison sentence.
    The country could have focussed on development and beyond. From the first day onwards you and your fellow a*******s continue to undermine the government by every means possible.

    • 0
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      He saved the bums, alright! For his own use or what?

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        Halgolle Mike Handa

        “He saved the bums, alright! For his own use or what?”

        Inadvertently it was for Sirisena’s use.

  • 18
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    In a nutshell, Gota gets Maha Raja IN as PM, then after a short while the conniving brothers and families, will oust Silly OUT, Gota will then be made President. Nepotism continues, the Rajapakses will once again reign over the country. Unconstitutional? Yes.
    But don’t worry, the streets will be clean and shiny again.

  • 0
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    I thought Karu Jayasooriya going to be the Presidential candidate.

  • 14
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    London Daily Telegraph refers to My3 as” Tyrant”

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      Rajash:-
      More a Rajapakse ‘Cat’s Paw’, than ‘Tyrant’!
      Maithri is too afraid of ‘The Rajapakse Hidden Files’ to be named a ‘Tyrant’ !!

  • 1
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    What a load of bullshit. He got 10 years to shit in the throne. He shat together with his family and cronies killing and destroying economy. Now this puppy dog wants to shit with two thirds? Send them to heaven if possible.

  • 13
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    Whither Sri Lanka politics .the country will be bankrupt soon.

  • 4
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    Well articulated speech by GR. Hats off to Rajapakse brothers, the saviours of mother Lanka. Welcome back and thank you for defeating the racist, genocidal, savages; the LTTE and their armchair supporters in the diaspora. Save the country now from corrupt UNP, TNA and JVP, the butterfly brigade, please! Get on with the development projects, now!

  • 1
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    Gotabhaya Rajapakse intially was a Genuine Leader and he wanted to work for Sri lanka. His brother Mahinda Rajapske and Basil the 20% came around him and now Gota is a different politician. Even if he wants to do something good, Mahinda Rajapakses would not allow that. Mahinda Rajapkse screw up gota as he want his childrento succeed at any cost. Mahinda Rajapske proved that he is the sameperson by selectingsomewell knowncrooks as the ministers inthe last bunch of SEVEN appointed ministers. On the other hand a President Gota would not work forthe west, USA would implement TRAADE sanctions against their assets in the USA and would haress them. Only thing Mahinda Rajapakse wants is NAMAL the SLFP party chairman and a LUCRATIVE minister post. On the other hand, UNP Samanalayas need to expel RANIL and Mangala like people before thinking about a future.

  • 1
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    Unfortunately, democracy, an import to Lanka from England to control the Lankan Dominion in the post-colonial world, is no longer a good fit for it.
    Lanka where the traditional Sinhalese civilization has flourished for millennia giving primacy to Buddhist logos, ethos, and pathos and the unique Buddhist way of life leading to a wonderful civilization, does not deserve the vicissitudes of degenerate “democracy” any more. Time has come for the Sinhalese, to rid themselves of the minority driven voting patterns that hurt them, that helps the minorities to strategically vote themselves to largesse from the public treasury. Over the past few decades due to “democracy” the majority Sinhalese always inadvertently vote for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury to minorities with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy and becomes unviable, leading to misery, stagnation and lack of development. Wick the wimp Wickremasingh and his cult of eunuchs, lead the effort to harm the country, to deprive the Sinhalese of their country and their civilization. Even the average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been around 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage. Sinhalese are now going through the same cycle. They should get rid of the traitors who are holding them hostage and become self-reliant, and cut an indigenous Sinhalese version of democracy, and appoint a strong man such as Gotabya and their leader, and focus on development an progress while maintaining Lankan Buddhist identity.

  • 1
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    HOPE GOTHAPAYA IS SPEAKING ABOUT WHITE VAN DMO-CRAZY.

  • 0
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    If MR wins the general election, without issue, MR will amend the Constitution and present himself as the candidate for the 2020 Presidential Election and will mark time till son Namal is ready to take over and the Presidential baton will never be passed to Gota for sure.

  • 0
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    If a foreign nationality cannot enter the Parliament as a MP, can Gota and Basil do election campaigning? Is this not a foreign interference in Sri Lankan internal politics, is this not banned by the US as Gota & Basil are US Citizens? Over to you US Ambassador in Sri Lanka and the Election Commissioner.

  • 0
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    They can’t even a majority in parliament but want to hijack the entire country in an undemocratic fashion.

    Since 26th October all the steps they have taken are illegal and Cowardly. They can rule by breaking the rules. They cannot abide by the law of a country.

  • 0
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    CT,

    Not seen the clip. You mean GR wants MR to win?

  • 1
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    Uncle Sam needs Basil and Gota’s services ASAP. Please take the next flight to Washington DC

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    Gota, go back to your country USA and mind the 7-11 store. Your secret deals with the Tiger Diaspora via KP will be exposed soon.

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    Ehelepola betrayed the Nation to Pommies.
    Mangala & Dr Ranil betrayed the nation to NGOs and the LTTE Supporters..
    No doubt it..

    Fortunately the Srilankan Forces Stood together as One Unit, despite Dr Ranil’s deliberate attempts to break them up , specially the Armed Forces by promoting and appointing the rogue Army Commander as a Field Marshall.
    Hoping the Field Marshall will get rid of the brave commanders who still hold responsible positions.

    Dr Ranil took over the Police not only to hound the Rajapaksas & the Public servants on trumped charges and jail them.
    Dr Ranil also used his Police to hound the and arrest brave Army Officers.
    And even tried to put his Field Marshall in charge of the Police.
    Hoping the FM will do a “better” Job on the brave soldiers..
    Thanks heavens that the Tri Forces Commanders didn’t allow that to happen,

    Ranaviru Dadayama is a Mild Description.” …
    Dr Ranil is a dedicated War Hero Hunter, besides being a helper of the UNP Rouge brigade lead by his Royal Mate and his SIL Aloysious , plus the Rogue UNP Ministers who collected big time and became Multi Millionaires in less than 12 months..

    I don’t think any Government can match Dr Ranil’s achievements let alone beat them…

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Ehelepola betrayed the Nation to Pommies.”

      The Clan betrayed this island to Chinamen, for commissions.
      Sirisena betrayed the people and his party more than twice.
      You betray the country for your daily tipple of free malt from poor inhabitants and crumbs from the clan.
      Dr Mahinda has already joined the SLPP betraying his father, SLFP, and his supporters, ………..

      Shameless Dr Mahinda went all the way to Sultanate of New Delhi to be serenaded by
      Hindian fanatic Swamy. The Hindian is scheduled to meet Dr Mahinda shortly, a consultation meeting on Constitution.

      The complete betrayal of people of this island since 1948 by all parties has been inscribed on stones, ……………. for all of you to see.

  • 1
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    Gota was the enforcer of the PTA and the concept of “rehabilitation” of citizens suspected of having had links with the LTTE.
    Some have died in jail.
    Those alive, are now called ‘political prisoners’.
    Some are still in jail, without trial, as there is no evidence against them.
    This alone disqualifies him for a presidency.
    He ran the war in which more than 40,000 citizens perished, many in No Fire zones.
    He is an American/dual citizen – this too disqualifies him.

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    Kamal Gunaratne a member of Gota Boys (MGB) and a three star General who was caught bashing a school boys in front of a leading boys school in Colombo.

  • 1
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    The big loser is gong Sira. I am sure none of the Pohottuwa blokes will support re election of gong Sira.

    His option is to resume his old job Gramasevaka

    • 0
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      Now they are planning to put up an Appa Kade for him when he gets kicked out of politics very soon.

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    This time Sinhalayo should unite and kill Unpatriotic National Party and JVP so that they will not be able to raise their heads again. UNP MPs protected ‘Maha Benku Hora’ by opposing the No Confidence Motion. JVP became the poodle of Ranil who fed the poodle with imported very high quality pet food. Such politicians are a curse for the country. Voters should give two third but should reject corrupt politicians in SLFP and SLPP.

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