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If President Did Not Have Any Qualms About Appointing MR As PM, Why Would SLPP Oppose His Re-Election Bid: Duminda Dissanayake

SLF National Organizer and former Minister Duminda Dissanayake said the Rajapaksa-led SLPP should not have any hesitation to accept Maithripala Sirisena as their Presidential candidate for the next election, as the latter did not have any qualms about appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as his Prime Minister.

Duminda Dissanayake

In an interview with the Sunday Observer newspaper today, Dissanayake said, “The President had the courage to appoint the person who contested against him as the Prime Minister, which many party men hailed. The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, if he was the President he wouldn’t have done that. I think there is no reason for the SLPP to oppose to reelect the person who made a big sacrifice on behalf of the party and the country, as President. I think the SLPP would accept this, and if not, it is a problem.”

“I don’t think there is any opposition from anybody for the SLFP and the SLPP joining hands. But, there will be debates and arguments. The SLFP is one of the oldest parties in the country. The SLPP is a newly formed party but all those in it are SLFPers. Therefore, debates and arguments will arise until a consensus is reached between the two parties. We hope there won’t be any obstacle for the two parties to join hands. But we categorically state that if this happens, Maithripala Sirisena should be our next Presidential Candidate,” the SLFP MP added.

During the interview, Dissanayake denied rumours that an SLFP group, led by him, would join the UNP-led government. ” We have not taken any such decision. As the former coalition partner of the Government, we proposed that the SLFP should remain in the Government. We believe as SLFPers, we should remain in the party. Since inception, we said that if we want to align with anybody, we should do so only as a party. Otherwise, we should act alone by preserving our party identity”

The SLFP National Organizer also expressed disappointment with the conduct of whom he termed “senior politicians” of Sri Lanka. “Our future has been blackened because of the unfortunate decisions of our senior politicians. Even today, the same senior politicians are dragging this issue, which will ruin the country’s future. Instead of creating a fear psychosis, any concerns about the new Constitution should be clarified through consultations on the draft.

Both, the 1972 and 1978 Constitutions were drafted to suit the requirements of the day. A new Constitution which provides solutions to the country’s problems is what we need. We don’t need to copy the words used in the 1948, 1972 or 1978 Constitutions.”

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    What a silly story from the wimp, Duminda Dissanayake.
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    I’m not bothered what the SLPP or My3 think or do now. If it is the same predictable old fellows contesting from UNP, SLFP & SLPP, I shall. vote for somebody see. One of these said fellows may just about get my THIRD preference.
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    My FIRST preference will go to Nagananda Kodituwakku or some such honest person. The JVP is also a ppossibility.
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    I hope that all readers will educate themselves on the system of voting. Remember that the way to convey our loathing for these guys is to show that we like the honest guys better.
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    But before all that let each reader ask if s/he deserves a vote. Those who don’t know three choices are allowed, don’t deserve a vote. Are you one of them?

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      SLF National Organizer and former Minister Duminda Dissanayake,

      “Dissanayake said, “The President had the courage to appoint the person who contested against him as the Prime Minister, which many party men hailed. The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, if he was the President he wouldn’t have done that. I think there is no reason for the SLPP to oppose to reelect the person who made a big sacrifice on behalf of the party and the country, as President. I think the SLPP would accept this, and if not, it is a problem.””

      Sirisena, stabbed Mahinda in the back, and then Mahinda in the Front., Fake PM, The Supreme Court unequivocally, exposed the illegal and unconstitutional act.

      Mahinda owes nothing to Sirisena or SLFP. All Mahinda wants is to free the Rajapaksa cartel from all the corruption allegations. Sirisena will go along with it, as long as he gets the support to be the President the second time.

      Remember, the Siriisena promises of 2015? Sirisena has earned many titles,.Traitor, Quisling, Sevalaya, Mala-Perethaya, Pachaya etc. Mahinda is well aware of it.

      Sirisena’s days are numbered.

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      Sinhala Man@
      Agree with you more. But i dont think we can keep hopes on anyone further. My feeling is NK is good at court cases only. JVPrs will take another few years to win the hearts and minds of the average – whose is now grabed by Rajapakshe rascals.
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      We strove to get rid of RAJAAKSHEs in 2015. Sirisena betrayed us obnoxiously by end of 2018. Now SIRISENA seems to be complacent about him being fallen back to the lap of former president and his allies.
      :
      Over 6.2 mio of voters in this country are made speechless today as if they would NEVER trust any politicians in this country again. The name SIRISENA is a word to make furious people today. The names of Rajaapakshes are synonimous to thakadiyayas. And people are bit fed up of the situation
      PM’s participation in Son’s wedding of former mafia boss came as a surprise. Nothing seems to please if anything related to current politics in the island
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      . PM and the cabinet are seen as trying to walk on egg shell regarding whatever the matter to be settled with president today. They seem to have the least trust could be kept on the estranged president. All in all, nothing seems to move towards the benefit of the masses yet today.
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      Sirisena was then welcome by various forces, overstating his profile that he would be the best candidate to defeat higly abusve Rajaakshe politics. To that time, his true colours were not known to many, but those who criticised him heavily, predicted enough, that SIRISENA would not have been much different from most abusive Rajapakshes.
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      However, the Situation we are fallen in today is almost like ඉන්ගුරු දීල මිරිස්ගත්ත වාගෙ-
      இஞ்சி பதிலாக மிளகாய் சேர்த்துக் கொள்ளப்படுகிறது. as if ginger is replaced with chillies.

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      Because Appa Sira said he will be only one term President !

      Now Kudu Karayo are drumming support for him.

      He did nothing in last 4 years, apart from GLOBE trotting, with his family, eating & waving his hand !
      What a plonker !

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      If JVP contested alone and anti slfp of mahindas votes got divided in to small parties like unp,JVP, and Maithree, gotabaya has a single horse race in this election since slfp of Mahinda is the largest single party ever formed in srilanka which is holding 46% vote base as a single party and his party is 200% bigger than unp which holding only 22% vote base. If we want to compete with slfp of mahinda all anti slfp parties have to form an alliance including 7% votes of JVP and wants to get entire 8.7% floating votes and 1.3% slfp votes. That is how maitree won. We have to accept this truth with out a ego.

  • 9
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    Because, Machang, he can’t win.
    Why can’t you understand something as simple as that?

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    Moreover, Maithri appointed Mahinda as the Prime Minister after checking with Sajith 71 times and Karu Jayasuriya, 14 times. Only after their denial, he appointed Mahinda as his 86th choice.
    Therefore, Mahinda should also check with 71 + 14 = 85 people, before choosing Maithri as his Presidential candidate. I think it is fair.

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      Champawathie,

      when would you have had enough of Rajaakshes ? As one who has all along been practising the oldest profession, we can understand your situation. But enough is enough.
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      Not even NY city your counterparts would do it the way you have been upto.

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        LEELAGEMALLA
        When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the LOSER.” – Socrates.

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      Champass

      “Moreover, Maithri appointed Mahinda as the Prime Minister after checking with Sajith 71 times and Karu Jayasuriya, 14 times. Only after their denial, he appointed Mahinda as his 86th choice.”

      First check which party is ready to retain Dr Mahinda as a card carrying member.
      Ask him what is that he is going to bring to the party, people and the country.
      Do the people trust this crook?

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        Hindian Vedda
        What party are you talking about? SLPP? Hell, no!! I don’t belong to any party.
        My comment was based on the general understanding of the situation.

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          Champi, How do you charge – by the hour or by the mayang shown.How many times per day?

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          Champathi,

          When New King called 74 times Vaalaththoodam Jr, he offered only zero penny, but when Old King called Vallaththoodam the rate went from 6 lakhs to 500 million.
          You claim you know Old King. Can you put it here in black and white how many times Old King called Vaalaiththoodam before he quit his fake PM.

    • 0
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      Champi, I have reserved a room for you at Angoda, failing that Alcatraz is there.

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      Sirisena should publish the agreement agreed between Mahinda & Sirisena about the illegal and criminal political coup.

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    SLFP National Organizer and former Minister Duminda Dissanayake wishful thinking is ~ “…..Rajapaksa-led SLPP should not have any hesitation to accept Maithripala Sirisena as their Presidential candidate for the next election, as the latter did not have any qualms about appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as his Prime Minister….……”.
    The real worry is: Why did MR accept it? Both MS and MR knew fully well that the job may last just a fortnight or so!
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    MS is perceived as a ‘weak’ leader, Duminda. He has accepted mistakes made and has not suppressed dissent. He has old fashioned ‘moral’ standards.
    We have this mindset that a ‘strong’ leader does not.

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    MS having courage? Duminda is so full of it. MS knows the only chance(zero percent, in my opinion) he has for reelection as President is if he clings on to MR’s Satakaya. He managed to convince MR to accept the position of PM just to suit his needs. MR’s advisors were too stupid to see this and allowed him to get into the 51 day mess.
    The only way MS will get any support from MR is if there is an early Parliamentry election, which is not going to happen.

    Duminda wants a coalition government for obvious reasons. The man can’t stand the fact that he is a nobody now and has lost the opportunity to steal.

    The junior politicians are as bad as the senior politicians he is ragging on. At the end of the day, senior or junior, its about the plum positions that go with it which allows them to steal. The welfare of the country is not even an afterthought.

    Hopefully, the voters will dump this self serving man at the next parliamentary election.

    • 8
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      Swear blind his would not even fit for a Gramasewaka in today’s context.
      :
      We should all have been blind to get caught by the blatant lies being added by the man by end of 2014.

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    Probably MR had accepted PM ship with no consideration for who gave it but what was given for him for another spell of time.

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    Many politicians do this to take attention from the President.

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    is MS standing for Presidential election?
    I thought he said he will serve only one term abolish the Presidency and hand over democracy to the people

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    Oh shit, what a silly joke of the millenniums – Shitsena had the gut to appoint MR as PM. Man, Shitsena is a drowning man, no choice, no second word, and he is ready to hang on to any straw to get elected as President in the next hustings. My buddy, you and the rest of your goons, could lick both front and back of Shitsena, but he is a lost case, and no chance for him to come back again. Walk on streets, and listen to what people are saying about him, all are cursing him with utter filth for all the dirty things he is doing owing to his power greed.

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      Because of the power greed he has become the ” golden goose” to SLFP/ UPNF members .The favoured ones are having a gala trips with Shitsena representing Srilanka while the ruling party knitting knickers at home or attending weddings at arch rival’ s ranch where peacocks and peahens are strutting to the tune of baila songs.
      These are political gimmicks by bribing the oppositions for his own advantage hoping that they will make him the common candidate!!
      See how the gamarala’s brain works??
      He thinks he’s the smartest ass of the flock. FOOLISH MAN.

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        How lovely jubbbly , When GAMARALA as Prez and Medamulana crook becomes PM our Srilanka will be a no go land for no other but the crooks and the Humanrights violators of the world.
        Hide the State Loot, the murderers, the drug and gun runners in those countries.
        Mind boggles.
        The Srilankan Patriots will be the pawn of these crook politicians , with NO VOICE OR ACTION BY PEOPLE BECAUSE OF ANARCHY.

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    Duminda modayo, the problem is not only with the SLPP but with any party that will ally with Mahinda. The entire nation saw when Sirisena humiliated Maharaja. Sirra placed a crown made of barbed wire on Mahinda’s head and ran off with this sarong and amuday by leaving Mahinda a political orphan. The disgraced and shamed king exhibited his nakedness. Meanwhile Sirra made a lotus bud out of both rags and then shoved both in Mahinda’s rear. Will our rural baiyya and toyyas now want to embrace a bud that made up that far up his plumbing? Duminda, why don’t you try shoving-up your own tail to experience whether it would transform into a bud or bloom into a lotus flower? Even better, if you ally with the current government with many experts in “butding”.

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    SLPP’s strategy seems to be working in the country and around the globe specially with those who comments to websites.
    “If you are ready, I’m ready” took few weeks to die down; it is still lingering and the Rajapaksas are laughing!!
    “This is a constitutional coup” took another few weeks of our time and none has been prosecuted. The decisions made by the Coup Cabinet are in force and nobody can challenge them or cancel them. It is now a proven fact that we need a few more coups like that to reduce the fuel price and the prices of other essential items that affect the poor.
    There are cartoons on the daily press about the UNP and its leader. Before Sept 26 ‘he’ was like Nero enjoying the music all by himself disregarding the fire that engulfed Rome. Between Sept 26-Dec 16, he was like Rohana Wijeweera showing the muscles of a fighter. Abruptly after Dec 16 he is in a deep slumber with no answers to people’s issues. He was woken up to attend the Rajapaksa’s wedding and he seemed to be enjoying the company with his Royal club.
    Another cartoon depicts that ‘Puravesaiya’ (the citizen) has been swallowed by the Fall army-worm throughout the country for almost 2 months, and ‘he’ offers the citizen a ‘Report on Constitution’ prepared by ‘nobody knows who’!
    The SLPP with the help of Sirisena keeps the UNP and its leader very busy until the entire lot commits ‘hara kiri’ at the next election!
    Is there anyone sensible in the UNP to wake up and see what’s going on?

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      Polonnaruwa village man.
      Remember Colombo 7 man and Medamulana man are good buddies since 1977.
      You were just a tea boy of CBK.

  • 0
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    what the f is he talking about?

  • 0
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    The noise that DD makes is an oversimplification of events that took place. The real question in two parts is why did MY3 throw out RW and appoint MR amongst others as PM and why did MR accept the same? My information and understanding is that this was battle of regional powers fought in Sri Lanka over various deals. So to achieve such ends MY3 made the offer to MR and he accepted it without any sense of respect. Until the last moment we do not know who would support whom.

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    All 225 are PALHORU. So SLPP PALhoru comes with SLFP palhoru and one PALHORU group, UNP,LOSES and theother comes back. Itis upto GAMARALA to sympathize with other villagers. Duminda a young politician appointd to SLFP front lies tried to piss off MS. He went with Ranil. The Result is Duminda is no more a VVIP. So, he is crying out loud. Sabhitha says he is sleeping and is no use to me.

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    Actually Yahaplana retards appointed Mahinda as PM under tightly controlled environment only for few weeks and made sure he couldn’t flex his “PM muscles”.
    /
    MS is a muppet and his muppeteers are CBK Neelaperumal and her loyal servant Mangy, Ranil, Rajita, the West, India, the UN, etc.
    /
    Gota 2020!!!

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    @FedupBLACKMEDIAm
    “However, the Situation we are fallen in today is almost like ඉන්ගුරු දීල මිරිස්ගත්ත වාගෙ-
    இஞ்சி பதிலாக மிளகாய் சேர்த்துக் கொள்ளப்படுகிறது. as if ginger is replaced with chillies”

    Agree with you. This is an old and rural Sinhala maxim to scorn our idiotic monarchs who colluded with a new colonial power to oust former out of the country. Although we gloat over our own monarchs who were divisive, they had not much choice in our blood tattered history because these traitorous monarchs failed in making peace with their family feuds between the kingdoms. We have not evolved since. We have not been forward thinking, not modernized with the rapid global changes, lost every target and major milestone, blamed every one of our failure on some other excuse such as colonialism, “Suddha ratta kaawa” (Suddha ate our country), civil war or some other CRAP. What is obvious in every sphere in this country is that we have not made any significant progress. We have only gone backwards. Our current set up is even worse now. To come back to your maxim, this is like ground ginger and chili paste being rubbed onto a molten sword and we are using this molten sword to sodomize ourselves. The metaphor for the molten sword being our successive governments. I think the JVP was not that harsh in their condemnation. The real truth is that “Unnuth PA*AYO! Munnuth PA*AYO!!” In Vasu’s gutter vocabulary the letter “k” is indeed king.

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    The big question for MR is, whether people will vote for My3 even if MR backs him. There is no other reason for MR Not to pick My3 because My3 as President will merely be a figure head with MR actually running the show as PM. My3 will do and say what MR wants him to do and say. Even his own brothers won’t be so pliant and obedient as My3 will be to MR.

    What better choice for MR than My3? But, My3 has become so repulsive and unpopular, even if MR embarks on a door to door canvassing for My3, he is UNLIKELY to get even a million votes. My3 is a Sure Loser come next Presidential Election regardless of who backs him. So, don’t blame MR if he ignores My3

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    Just have an opinion poll on the popularity of good for nothing contestants at the next election , Ayio is a non starter with the public now, His ignorance was well exposed to the world as well as the voters of this country when dealing with the constitution , and subsequent action, it boils down to lack of leadership qualities & principles

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    Who’s a national leader?

    A person who can steer Srilankans to greener pastures. A person we can look up to. A person who becomes the father of all, without discrimination. A person who is noble and humble enough to consider, different views. A person who’s not greedy for power and willing to groom the next leader.

    We should not start quarreling among us, but we should come together to find the best leader for Srilankans, keeping aside our greed.

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    “If President Did Not Have Any Qualms About Appointing MR As PM, Why Would SLPP Oppose His Re-Election Bid: Duminda Dissanayake? “

    Of course, the appointment as by a Coup engineered among them with ease & possible via a pathaloya of a President, BUT when it comes to Voting will MR or even
    MY3 ever win?

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