19 May, 2022

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Declares His Brother Gotabaya As Phottuwa 2019 Presidential Candidate

Mahinda Rajapaksa announced his younger brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) party’s Presidential candidate for 2019, a short while ago. The candidate was declared at the SLPP’s inaugural national convention held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.

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  • 65
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    Rajapakse & Co Unlimited attempting to climb over the carcass of “Yahapalanaya”. God save us all from this despicable bunch of beastly bandits.

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      Looks like Mahinda Rajapaksa has had his half a bottle of Arrack before his speech.

      He can feel himself fall deeper into this trap of his own making to try and avoid criminal prosecution.

      Can see the pressure and fear on the face of both Gota and Mahinda. Haunted by nightmares of The Hague.

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        Anonymous, You didn’t have to remain anonymous; You could have said this boldly.
        .
        Mahinda Rajapaksa had to get himself in to a stupor to have the strength to tell what he told, because Namal, is still a baby in the eyes of most of his supporters! Mahinda has to swallow the bitter pill Namal’s chances as a Presidential son has taken a turn for the worse!

      • 11
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        This is what the plotters of Easter Bombings wanted. The Rajapaksa Mafia, Military Intelligence, the Buddhist Khomeinis, the Evil Cardinal, Sirasa, Hiru and Derana – all must be very happy now.

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          The Easter bombing was done to bring back the Rajas and they made the Muslims the scapegoat after financing and encouraging the killings . It was the Tamils and Muslims who lost their precious lives . What a shame for a country that was one time a paradise
          Now having leaders of criminal minds and religious preachers in the guise of good men
          Ruining the country further .

    • 1
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      Craig,

      The mean IQ of the Paras, especially Para-Sinhala is 79. Will The imbeciles, crown the Rajapaksas again, and have a Rajapaksa Dynasty? DS tried, SWRD tried, and many will. So, is Sirisena going to contest as well?

      Who can spoil it for the Rsjapsksas?

      1. Sarath Fonseka

      2. Sajith Premadasa

      3. Kati Jayasuriya

      4. Ranil Wickramadinghe?

      • 0
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        ‘Para Demalu (Hindu and Muslim)’, ‘Para Parangi’, ‘Para Landesi’, ‘Para Ingirisi’ ruined this Paradise Island of Native Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo.

        Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo shed their blood to protect this country from ‘Para Demalu’ from Hindusthan who invaded Sinhale 52 times. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out who are Native patriots and ‘Para Parayas’. But some Demalu with low IQ might not be able to figure this out and will keep on repeating the Mantra ‘Para Sinhala’ probably because they are paid to do that.

        Can tell the truth to the donkey but can’t force the donkey to accept the truth.

  • 61
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    Sri Lanka is DOOMED if the Rajapakses ever make a come back.
    God forbid.

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      This Anti-minority Sinhala-Buddhist hero Gotabaya Rajapakshe (US citizen) is an Ultra-Nationalist Racist and is well-known dictator. The Rajapakshes, very especially Gota has completely lost the minority support, the Muslims, the Tamils and the Sinhala Christians know very well that Gota is a Sinhala-Buddhist Racist, not a single minority (Tamils, Muslims & Christians) will vote for him and the Sinhala-Buddhists are divided. He is also a military dictator like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Idi Amin, and so on. Even when he was just a defense secretary, we have seen how he performed his duties, how he took care of the protesters, how he treated the prisoners, how he handled the journalists, and so on. He used white vans to abduct and disappear those who acted against the government. He ordered the armed forces to shoot whoever protested against the government in both North and South (including the prisoners). There is a large number of Sinhala-Buddhists who do not support Gota (the way they support Mahinda) because of the White Van culture, several murders (Journalists, prisoners, etc.), and many other issues including corruption. On the other hand, Gota created the grease devils and then the BBS to threaten and suppress the Muslims.

      The main person who made Mahinda Rajapakshe lose the election was none other than Gotabaya Rajapakshe. If this dictator becomes the next president, it will be a military rule and BBS will be his personal advisers. Another Hitler in the making. Most of the members in the joint opposition also do not like Gotabaya, they know very well how much a dictator he will become and all of them will be made his slaves.

  • 48
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    Weakest candidate at presidential election ! ?
    Good luck Rajapaksa Family Party ! ?

    • 36
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      There goes minorities rights, freedom of expression, freedom to conduct meaningful dialogue AND there comes the white van, grease yakkas, crooked Judges/ security forces/ Journalists

  • 54
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    This firmly confirms the fact that the Rajapaksas will never allow anyone else to become a presidential or prime ministerial candidate… they will only keep a Rajapaksas for those two positions. This will lead to more politicians to leave the SLPP. Most of them are dreaming of becoming president/ prime minister too…

    Most will go back to the SLFP/ UPFA or try to join the UNP

    Rajapaksas have set themselves up for the biggest failure to date.

    Only other options is to quit politics and save face…

  • 19
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    let the games begin.

  • 40
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    Watch Gotabaya Rajapaksa speak no confidence or charisma what so ever so fake a put on. The most boring nomination ceremony I have seen.

    UNP is going to have an easy victory…
    They could put a Tamil Presidential candidate and still beat SLPP…

    M. A. Sumanthiran can beat this joker.

    • 26
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      Sumanthiran can beat him easily. He is the best.
      Gota will have to run .

    • 7
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      Famous last words!

    • 27
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      Very true mate. ?
      He doesn’t have any political experience just a secatery who worked with powers given to his brother. Nothing else. A person who ran away from army as he was scared and hiding as a coward from legal cases.
      He will get raped verbally by other politicians as soon as he makes a statement or address a gathering.

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        My dear Amila…

        We have voted for foolish goons like Rani or M3…..

        Gota has shown what he can do…… He has proven his capability… So why not vote for him.

        • 4
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          He will loose by a big margin mate.
          When mahinda came to power last time people knew only about chamal and nirupama but so many family guys came to the seen ( badil, gota, namal, yoshitha, chchi, shiranthi, shiranthi’s family and many more ).
          Now it is two rajapaksha’s at the seen. More rajapaksa’s will apear at the seen (now mahi’s sons are married too, so those familys too will join the family show ! Gotas family too will come to the seen )

          Also both are mentally not stable as both are almost outdated individuals. No body with a brain will vote for a mega family rule.

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      Sunil
      Agree about the ceremony.
      It is super visible that many are seated there but their hearts are not there.
      In guess the majority of JO MPs will vote against him silently.

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      Sumanthiran can only talk. Gotha can deliver

    • 1
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      Yep!

      If you wanna see charisma and confidence -just watch RW and Sajith speaking!

      Now THATS charisma and confidence – and vision -and mission too!
      Not to mention erudition – integrity – morality and democratic values!
      Who is Gota – in comparison to these two- one of whom will be the next Prez?

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        Remember Ranil breaking clay pots and honking car horns to protest against the last government’s policies.

        In your books that must be Charisma. Which madhouse did you come out of Chetiyasena?

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      Wanna see CONFIDENCE..? CHARISMA?
      Not only those – ERUDITION , VISION and MISSION of course!
      Mixed with INTEGRITY , DEMOCRATIC values ?

      Just watch RW or Sajith -one of whom will the next Prez- speak!

      • 0
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        Remember Ranil breaking clay pots and honking car horns to protest against the last government’s policies.

        In your books that must be Charisma. Which madhouse did you come out of Bakaladada?

  • 39
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    We will do all it takes to expose Gotabaya.
    He will never become President.
    Never ever.

  • 20
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    What a joke . Ha! Ha!
    This is the decline of the Rajapakse family.
    Bankrupt party and family.

  • 11
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    If Sagith is not nominated as the UNP ALLIANCE Candidate in a respectable manner ASAP Ranil will destroy UNP and the 62M voters in no time in the Presidential Elections.

    • 0
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      If Sajith Premadasa is not nominated as the UNP alliance presidential candidate, tens of thousands of UNP supporters have agreed to destroy/spoil their votes.

  • 21
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    what about the complaints made to police by two individuals about the manner he got his sri lankan passport.Can it derail his presidential bid?

  • 7
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    Gota is the next president.

    Crackers lighting everywhere.

    This guy is seriously popular.

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      Thanthai Chelva
      Do you think a man’s popularity can be decided by the number of crackers lighted and the sound they emitted?
      Joker, if you have money, you can buy both people and crackers to show that you are popular.

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        Still dreaming…………. Wake up….

        Gota will make a fine President. This is the break all Sri Lankans are waiting for.

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      Crackers going off all over – Is that a reliable yardstick?

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      Hey Thanthai Chelva

      This guy Gotabaya is seriously unpopular. Totally unpopular.
      The crackers that u saw people light were those who were paid to do so to create a fake euphoria.
      This was a total flop.
      Gotabaya wont have a leg to stand on when the campaign begins.
      He better start packing his bags.

    • 7
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      We didnt hear crackers anywhere. Seriously no where.
      I only heard people mourning, wailing and crying when they heard the news.
      We comforted them that the Rajapakse family were on their way out for good , never to be heard or seen again. So thats the good news.

      Gotabaya will NEVER be President.

  • 5
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    What the Sri Lankan people at this hour are looking for is establsihed country. Not a country managed by bunch of jokers and crooks.

    There is a definit victory for GR. The people who write some comments against the GR, please walk into the street and talk to common folks. Then you will realise what is the heart beat of the coommon man.

    GR has shown us conclusively, that he can do the job.

    • 0
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      Dont be a blind fool

  • 14
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    The real safeguard of democracy, is education; education of the masses to use their votes in an informed, responsible manner. The grass root level information dissemination is crucial. Our people are so easily swayed by empty promises. We forget the past and the present and what it offers is never appreciated. Democracy and rule of law cannot succeed unless we are prepared to choose our leaders wisely. Education of the people at village level must be undertaken with speed and efficiently.

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      Adding to Ms. Ethel Nanayakkara’s sensible comments, one must also add Law and Order, a strong and neutral judicial system, a competent
      Civil Service, reliable Police service and so on. But our people, sadly, have short memories and are totally incapable of making rational decisions. They foolishly satisfy themselves they have an education populace that is educated over 95% They fail to distinguish between literacy and a sound education. Look briefly at the records. The UNP invested in the Gal Oya Scheme that opened up hundreds of thousands of food-creating acres that produced a large farming community. The 1965 UNP Govt made a success of food production but the mass of dumbos rejected them in 1970. Food shortage and famine followed Mrs.B’s Govt of 1970-77. The UNP invested in the Tourist industry that created lakhs of jobs and produced mass wealth and employment in the country. The UNP opened the way for over a million ordinary men and women in the villages to find gainful employment in the oil-rich countries. The face of thousands of very poor villages and hamlets dramatically changed to the better. JRJ’s Govt freed the economy and caused a flood of goods and jobs. Admittedly, there was some corruption along the way – but this is so even in advanced countries.

      But one can count on our bainless idiot buth-gottas to sell their… for a parcel of rice, half a bottle of arrack and a thousand rupees. Sri Lanka has no future in the coming scenario. The mass disorder and conflict that will follow will largely eclipse the 30yr old war against the Tamils. Already the Chinese own part of Hambantota. More will follow.

      ADJP

  • 8
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    Welcome to an Ex-Military Junta type govt if GR becomes the EP thanks to RW-MS.
    Talking to most people including the so called educated this is what most voters want, a macho EP.
    As someone already said, the traditional SLFP/SLPP Leftist politicians will soon realize that they are a mismatch and have no place in GR future administration and leave. Welgama once said that he will support only a presidential candidate who wears a “Redda and Baniyama’.

  • 17
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    What credibility does the Rajapakshe family have? Yet hyena type shameless politicians surround to get the spoils from this family. Most of them would have come for arrack and food parcel. Otherwise no sensible person would go. Educated men don’t waste any chance, urge friends to cast vote to a new comer at the next election to avoid the carnage by Rajapakshe family rule. He has already forwarded bills for Rs.4.4 on top of all that was wasted and robbed.

  • 18
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    Gotabaya just signed his death warrant.

    Bye Gotabaya. See you in prison soon.

  • 22
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    What a pathetic bunch of loosers.
    It was a embaressment watching Mahinda & family.
    They all loomed like emperors without clothes. Ha! Ha!
    Loosers all the way.
    Gotabaya has NO chance.

  • 24
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    What a funny picture of the two brotners. he ! He! He! He!

    Lieutant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapakse said ‘he loved his country’ in his speech today but conveniently forgot that he ran away from the country during the height of the war and never came back until his brother Mahinda became President.
    There goes the liar.

    Thanks to Field Marshal General Sarath Fonseka we won the war.

  • 18
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    Gotabaya , thanks to you hundreds including small children died in the meetotamulla garbage dump crash.
    Their blood is in your hands .
    We can also bury you in Meetotamulla. We will gladly do it free of charge.

  • 10
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    There is the Ranil factor the traitorous leader of the UNP. He has already swung in favour of Gotabaya.
    Ranil has a lot to answer for his actions. Let us see what happens.

  • 15
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    No worries.
    Gotabhaya will get a rude shock bigger than what Mahinda got in 2015.
    I take this move as an opening for a new path for people to go for an alternative candidate.
    One might question whether there will be any candidates who are dared to go against Rajapaksas? Of course, there will be many.
    It is the responsibility of the people to elect an alternative candidate as against Gotabhaya, so that a new political party can be formed under the new President and a new Parliament could also be elected.
    As all 225 are rejected by people right now, it is necessary to form a new political party for new thinking people, prior to the next General Election.
    On a separate matter, the wide publicity given to Gotabhaya is proof that his supporters were aware that there is “no Gota wave” in the country.
    Therefore, they have to create an “artificial wave” for him.
    The immature political hype for Gotabhaya is laughable.
    The current civic behavioral and thinking patterns led by people themselves is a great hope to end the undeveloped, impractical 71 year old Sri Lankan politics fraught with blunders and hypocrisy.

  • 16
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    “Mahinda Rajapaksa Declares His Brother Gotabaya As Phottuwa 2019 Presidential Candidate”

    Does Percy, Mahendra believe that His Brother Gotabaya has really given up His US Citizenship?
    If He is still a US Citizen, he cannot contest any Position in Sri Lankan Politics!
    Please let us see Convincing Proof that Gotabaya has Relinquished His US Citizenship!

    • 2
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      As per the LAW, he doesn’t have to show any
      proof till after the election.

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      the USA has not denied his claim as yet.

  • 5
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    unp in order to win has to select someone born between 1950 and 1952. then they will have best shot.

  • 2
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    If Karu wants to be the president, he should resign as speaker a year before the nominations. Yahapalana regime know they lost the presidential election after Muslims killed 250+ (injured victims are still dying) and injured 500+. Yahapalana retards stupidity is the soul reason for Muslim terrorist attacks.

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      John,
      Muslims did not kill. Those who killed innocent Christians are nurtured and armed and prograamed by Gotapaya.

      • 0
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        Ajith – The real killers are the Rajafucksha and cronies. These M.Fs planned everything to come back and start eating the rest of the pie!

  • 2
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    Good….

    This may be the break Sri Lankans are waiting for. Lets hope he will have guts to do the needful.

  • 10
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    The Rajapakse family are a bunch of crooks, murderers, liars, evil bunch .

    Unfortunately for them, they will never come back to power. The people will never vote them into power again. The masses know better.
    Gotabaya better book his prison cell in Sri Lanka or better still the USA as he is still a American citizen.

    Bye Gota dearie.

  • 6
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    bahaha! paw aney, all these CT intellectuals. Do you make all these nonsensical statements to reinforce your delusions and retain your sanity? I’m genuinely curious?

    Do you seriously think the people of this country will vote for a UNP candidate this election? after everything that has gone wrong in the past 5 years. From Central Bank, to Garbage crisis, to Economic downturn, to SOFA; finally culminating biggest fuck up.

  • 3
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    Taken the first step towards disappearance of all court cases connected with Rajapakses and their stooges. Now the slaves have to support him to achieve that noble task

  • 3
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    Gotabhaya or Ranil; SLPP (SLFP) or UNP. Still cannot make up minds to think about somebody other than these crooks.

  • 3
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    Angulimala is running to collect his 1000th finger.

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