23 October, 2017

Manifesto Launched: Rajapaksas Attempting To Spread Terrorism Paranoia: Maithri

Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front, Maithripala Sirisena says the Rajapaksa regime is attempting to spread terrorism paranoia in the minds of the masses again to manipulate the voters.

MaithripalaSpeaking at the launch of his manifesto held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo a short while ago, Sirisena said that he will move forward and would not deter the campaign backed by the common Opposition despite the challenges and disruptions that continuously come their way.

The much awaited manifesto launched today contains proposals focused mainly on 11 areas. The proposed changes in the document is to be brought into effect upon implementing constitutional amendments that includes the abolition of the Executive Presidency. It is to be replaced by an Executive System linked with the parliament after which, the President would be equal before the law like any other citizen of the country.

The Manifesto also proposes a set of ethics for people’s representatives to be introduced and legalized in order to prevent them from abusing their power to engage in unlawful activities.

It also calls for the preferential system to be annulled, the establishment of a mechanism to uphold good governance, the implementation of the right to information act and the establishment of an independent Elections Commission to ensure free and fair polls.

Among other proposals included in the Manifesto of the NDF candidate is for the salaries of the state sector employees to be increased by Rs. 10,000 and a 6% GDP allocation for the education sector.

Read the full text of the manifesto here

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  • 17
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    Important but small component of MS’s manifest: re-establishment of live broadcast on parliament sessions!

    Now lets see how MR’s team responds. Until now, they have not come up with a single comment that was related to actual policies ….

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      Man-e-Festo! All major campaign promses of “Maaru Sira” are gone, nowhere to be seen in the man-e-festo.

      Abolition of executve presidency – gone!
      Ranil PM – gone!!

      Rice monopoly for Dudley malli – IN
      Sand monopoly for other malli – IN
      Metal monopoly for another malli -IN

      Daily worship of he Raudra Queen with betel leaves -In.

      By 9 Jan 2015, Sira GO…NE

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        Ranil will gain more support through the parliament and he will remain as Prime Minister of Sri Lankan again after 100 days.

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        Not a response! More like a death pang.

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      Gayan

      RE: Manifesto Launched: Rajapaksas Attempting To Spread Terrorism Paranoia: Maithr

      The Common Opposition Politicians are Delivering..with facts and substance.

      This is not about personalities, it is about the country and good governance..

      See how the Medamulana MaRa minister Shill responds to callers question.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtQKxw7jb78

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    For decades every election manifesto has been full of grand plans and promises but how many of these are ever fulfilled?

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      I believe this is going to be easy task for Maithri because he wouldn’t be focusing on economy at the time when he is focused on the concerns of citizen likes of poor people he will find solution to them, However the economy-level Ranil will take care of these including the enhancement of foreign relation…

      So 2 people as head of Government and State will help to boost even faster than before and will benefit the most of the citizens too.

      • 0
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        Synergy effect

  • 12
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    If our election manifestos were fulfilled, the executive presidency would have already been abolished twice over…Chandrika and Mahinda !

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    I will also introduce a Right of Information Act so that people would be able to know all information relating to development activities.

    This is key to solving corruption. There will no longer be a need to guess whether Basil Rajapaske has pocketed 10%.

    The public will be able to scrutinise every govt dealing accept a few defense related ones.

    So here is my vote+ for My3 !

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      It is very easy to introduce a Right of Information Act but ways can always be found to avoid implementing it. Even if it is implemented and made law, our politicians will find ways to avoid parting with information.

      It is not the EP or missing Acts that cause the country’s problems, it is the insincerity of the vile politicians.

  • 4
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    For ithis to happen the present election should be free and fair,

    Election process in any democracy is to enable voters to make a free choice without any manipulation whatsoever by polticians, the servants of the people.

    The Election Commissioner(EC) has a code of conduct for political parties to ensure;

    a) Peaceful environment during elections
    b) To guarantee no intimidation of voters and Public Servants in any form.

    The recent disturbing statements by the EC suggests that in SL, we the people, are losing democracy to ruthless and unsruplous politicians.

    It appears that the EC is losing control and urgently needs help from us the people who constitute our democracy.

    Burning down of political platform of opponents, intimidating public servants and other possible threats to the EC have made him to say that he and his staff may resign their positions.

    Can we the people, the owners of our democracy, ask the politicos and their supporters to strictly adhere to the election code of conduct and preserve our democracy.

  • 2
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    There is nothing in this manifesto about abolishing the Presidency.

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    Mr.Maithreepala Sirisena is a Clean Gentleman.

    He is not a MURDERER.

    He is not a Robber and a thief.

    He is not a PAPIST.

    He is not a womaniser.

    He is not a Harsh Talker ( Kunuharupa Kiyanne neha)

    He is not alcoholic and a Drunken.

    This real gentleman should be our next president.

    • 7
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      Wow this guy sounds like a GOD, perfect in every way !

      By the way, I think Asela Waidyalankara might objet to your assessment of Sirisena.

      • 0
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        Why only Asela…

        Do all of us the rest of us approve of what happened…

        just as the tsunami aid incident was a warning of what kind of corruption was to come the Asela incident shows very clearly what kind of thug we are being asked to elect as president.

        [Edited out]
        Lets see if he will accept his wrong behavior and give guarantees that it will not be repeated and that his son and his sons thugs will face the full force of the law for their criminal actions.

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      not much is needed to say about him. alone his simple speeches are wonderful. I find the guy is very capable.
      You dont need to come from colombo elite familes but you need to have a healthy heart – nose to get what is really going on there. I have no doubt he will pave the way a new leader to take the ground DRIVING away the most abusive president and the bunch out of our sights.

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        nothing but a left winger!

        a rustic mop like popeye??

        We seen the left as uduran kanna pakshaya (thieves them all)

        A little oldie from GR fits the lefty loons of lanka does it??

        Money to the left of them and money to the right

        Money everywhere they turn from morning to the night

        Only two things count at all from mountain to the sea

        Part of it’s percentage, and the rest is guarantee.!

        • 3
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          Simply go for the lesser evil.
          That is what people have to do.

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            thats it for the moment.
            Never go hungry because that is foolish.

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      We’re talking about what’s in the manifesto, stupid.

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      “He is not a MURDERER.”

      Since 2005 at the height of the war in Sri Lanka, Mr Maithripala performed as the Acting Defence Minister of Sri Lanka for five times. He was the acting Defence Minister at the final days of the war in Sri Lanka in the absence of the Defence Minister (The President).

      http://voteformaithri.com/

      “He is not a Robber and a thief.”

      Tell me who his friends were, and I will tell you who he is.

      “He is not a PAPIST”

      That is fine however he wouldn’t investigate the Army Rapists.

      “He is not a womaniser.”

      Who knows? Only woman could tell, in some cases woman disassociate themselves from those men who couldn’t perform. So you will never know.

      “He is not a Harsh Talker”

      Is he a good thinker?

      ” He is not alcoholic and a Drunken.”

      Only his partner could tell.

      “This real gentleman should be our next president.”

      He is a politician, he was associated with war, he was a close associate of the clan for many many many years and didn’t have the courage to challenge corrupt clan,…….. therefore he cannot be a gentlemen. We should always be skeptical about these characters.

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        He has NO tons of white strings on his wrist… this is a good sign..

    • 0
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      Get real!

      He is more of the same…

      [Edited out]

      Let us see if he has changed and if he apologizes and takes steps to see that his son and his sons thugs are all prosecuted for their crime.

  • 8
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    MR and people around him must be shame for what has happened today, switching off electricity is another cheap political sabotage of UPFA and MR. People are watching these things and will respond on January 8th to elect Mr. Maithripala Sirisena as our next President.

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      The greater difference is people surrouned by him are all like that Hamba Mayor who ran after Ajitha Perera mission on their fact finding mission -r emember ?

      So those men are women are thick skinned and born rascals – birds of a feather flock togther.. CBK, RW or any others from Colombo or suburbs would not be easy getting on with them. Let alone the manner Ajitha Perera and OTHER UNP MPs were attacked were fully ignored by incumbent president saying that it happened only because those rascals were provoked by thevisiting delgation.

      In that way, he the murderous rascal friendly president make efforts to eradicate crimes and drug problems in this country. He should be very ashamed to have failed to do the due against them though promised and go on promising the gulliable rural masses … that he is going to stay as the president for ever….. how many more days he can cheat those vulnerable folks – is the question. it is the hands of the poor people whether him to be given another mandata or not… I feel my belly feeling say.. this time they the rural masses are confident .. enough is enough for a family rule.

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    He should also pledge to reinstate the Dual Citizenship scheme. We can expect a massive influx of foreign currency capital investments and also fees averaging Rs.1 million or more per family in foreign currency fees and also lucrative pensions. Emulating Malaysia, we could set minimum capital and minimum monthly income as a precondition. This will also help root out LTTE sympathisers if that was the reason the Dual Citizenship scheme was suspended in the first place.

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      the land does not belong to anyone’s father to deny citizenship in land of birth for generations.

      it’s is truly a foot in mouth decision to scrap it for an ethnicity and free thinkers.

      I notice many a Chinese professional owning many an enterprise in the west retaining their indefinite residency like NRC (non resident Chinese)and going over to China for delivery of baby and recording citizenship of baby. China is on the assent economically so its worth it to retain.
      Lankan passport draws a stench from the days of Arab president Nasser where rice never came from the moon but from dustbins for the poor.

      66 fing years of stinking sihala buddhist rule.

      Do you still need a passport of yakko land- you want to buy real estate its possible being attached but detached(then the support you get from the western govt’s where you are a citizen is more)

      I never have drunk tea from bags and like my café cortado.
      The Europeans changed between the 2 when disease stuck the crop over there.
      (a buruva begging bowl nation of rulers for 66 years)

  • 1
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    Hmm…it looks like some parts of the Manifesto was written by Bishop (146,679) Joseph and proofread by Dr Harsha de Silva.

    “Now the talk is about ninety percent ransoms. Now, if Rs 100,000 was
    spent of the construction of a culvert the amount
    pilfered is Rs 900, 000.”

  • 4
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    Please look at Mahinda Rajapaksa’s real profile and compare with Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena’s profile.

    There are numerous disparities and differences.

    Maithreepala is a simple and humble gentleman

    Mahinda Rajapaksa is a arrogant and vicious man.

    Maithreepala Sirisena is a clean politician.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa is a corrupted man.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa must be expelled from the power and Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena must be elected as a president.

    This is our last and only chance to change the regime. If you do not do it. everyone must commit suicide.

  • 0
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    Saman – you are very correct. It may be that Mohan P cheatd MR – by
    coaxing 10 Judges to give every S.B. Voter his last and final chance
    ever to put SL back on track, mind you 2 years ahead!

    THE QUESTION IS, WILL OUR VOTERS CONSIDER THE GRAVITIY OF THE CURRENT
    SITUATION?

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    People’s Contribution

    The 60 page Manifesto has set its direction. The journey ahead is for the next 5 years. In no way does it close the door against proactive contributions from positive minds among the intelligentsia.Nor do constituent parties set a negative face. As Hitler said, a man of initiative does not wait for a call. He steps forward on his own volition.

    The approach and the attitude of the Common Candidate appears to be “Let a thousand flowers bloom, let a thousand opinions flourish, so that the country may get the best of them all”. The finest 100 Days lie before the intellectual and the intelligentsia.

    How much the powers that be will be receptive if all effort is purposive!

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      Wow, Hitler the mass murderer of 6 million + Jews and others is your inspiration?

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        “As Hitler said, a man of initiative does not wait for a call. He steps forward on his own volition. “

        Robert, You mean that above.

        in a way the former dro is dreaming of a post as consultant to cbk once again.

        Like Swamy plays with statistics.

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          Javi

          Recrudescence of stupidity at all times.

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            CHANAKYAN,

            Mysophobia (OCD) cap on you at all times I suppose so.

  • 0
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    Modern democracy order of politics and economy dominance of money, that present day politics in the Sri lanka. Our democracy since 1948 evolutionary heritage has made us vulnerable to numerous stimuli that trigger short-term thinking, that even after defeated of LTTE ruthless Tamil Terrorist.
    As a Sri Lankan I believed we need changes too. However burst upon the Sri lanka seemingly fully formed is essential factor. The so-called backward pattern that represents by MS,CBK AND UNP..Ranil.W…a sudden shift form ongoing pattern that persisted for as far back past Sri lakan can RECALL. In our own lives we are accustomed to gradual ,linear changes since 2009 May…

    But now the potential for changes builds up without being visibly manifested until the inchoate pressure by foreign powers and their local agents changes reaches a critical turning point of Modern Democartic’s political history Sri lanka. The suddenly new pattern gives way to another that is entirely undermine sovereignty and democracy of Island.

    The a critical of few political class of moribund elements led by MS,CBK AND UNP..Ranil may be misled mass enough to break ,though whatever systemic barriers have held the change backward.

  • 0
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    Modern democracy order of politics and economy dominance of money, that present day politics in the Sri lanka. Our democracy since 1948 evolutionary heritage has made us vulnerable to numerous stimuli that trigger short-term thinking, that even after defeated of LTTE ruthless Tamil Terrorist.

    As a Sri Lankan I believed we need changes too. However burst upon the Sri lanka seemingly fully formed is essential factor. The so-called backward pattern that represents by MS,CBK AND UNP..Ranil.W…a sudden shift form ongoing pattern that persisted for as far back past Sri lakan can RECALL. In our own lives we are accustomed to gradual ,linear changes since 2009 May…

    But now the potential for changes builds up without being visibly manifested until the inchoate pressure by foreign powers and their local agents changes reaches a critical turning point of Modern Democartic’s political history Sri lanka. The suddenly new pattern gives way to another that is entirely undermine sovereignty and democracy of Island.

    The critical of few political class of moribund elements led by MS,CBK AND UNP..Ranil may be misled mass enough to break ,though whatever systemic barriers have held the change backward.

    The emergency of MS led group of system of democracy changes is often difficult to be PREDICT, that but does occur frequently both nature of leaders of MS, CBK, and UNP.Ranil.. and in complex policies that system designed by incorrigible leaders and unpredicible policies of past family rulers more than 60 odd years since 1948.

    I do still believed that our people have power to shape independence and sovereignty of democracy our collective efforts of future Sri lanka.

    Yes we want alternative future ,that once preserves our deepest values independence and sovereignty won by MR 2009 May and make better life than past that present PRESIDENT NOW IN POWER.

  • 5
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    It’s not about charisma and personality; it’s about results,
    products and one more thing- Stay hungry Stay foolish!

    Power is paradoxical. Who ever is new to power is harsh.!

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    Where are the Muslims. During the past 3 years, Muslims have sufferred immensely under the MR and now there is no mythree from Mythree to them. Do we vote for him. Better vote for MR as known racist is better than unknown racist with Ranawake who wrote a book against Muslims is a main constituent party of the Mythree howla

    Muslims be aware

  • 1
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    Where are the Muslims. During the past 3 years, Muslims have sufferred immensely under the MR regime and now there is no mythree from Mythree to them. Do we vote for him. Better vote for MR as known racist is better than unknown racist with Ranawake who wrote a book against Muslims is there in full force in the Mythree howla

    Muslims be aware

  • 0
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    Sand Sira is safe in the brother’s Manifesto… Isn’t he?..

    Brother will immediately stop all Sea and River fillings as soon as he become the President…

  • 0
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    This manifesto is all about how to destroy a country within 100 days.

  • 0
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    In their haste to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse, UNP leadership have completely forgotten the lessons they have learned by leading their followers to vote an unknown threewheelar driver as the Lord Mayor of Colombo. Reading the facebook and tweeter subscriber pole results, Siriena, Champika and Chandrika has gone bonkers. And what had happened to Fonseka is happening to Sirisena. Sirisena thinks, he is winning elections hands down.

    Yesterday, Sirisena has introduced his manifesto but he never walk the talk he promised at the outset. Instead he filled it with verbose explanation of good governance. Indeed, much anticipated abolition of presidential system is relegated to six-years, a la Chandrika. Emphasis of Sirisena’s manifesto is about forming a fruit salad government of all parties for the first 100 days under Prime Minister Wickramasinghe. But nowhere has it said about transfer of executive powers to that Prime Minister.

    Even a child could understand that UNP leadership is in a thorough fix not to mention Ven. Sobitha, Professori David and others who strive hard to abolish the Presidential system. Good for you, hate mongers.

  • 0
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    Nahee verena verani!
    Vairayen vairaya nosansidee!!

    This should be made on form of stickers and distributed to people who can pass the messege of non violance of Maithree Sirisena.it should be neutral without any party color or specific name of candidate, but people will know who mentioned that in public recently.

    Then use the song of Mohideen Beg “Amataka karalamu perani katha, ekwaw jathika duyuna patha” to shame UPFA for using old tapes and doctored videos of the common candidate when he was with the UPFA.

    There are so many ways to get to the electorate without slinging mud and spewing venom,I like already what I call now the “Maitree style”.
    Be witty, calm, composed and spread the messege.

  • 0
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    That is only an electioneering gimmick. Now the need for the election manifesto is addressing every matter of the country, but not the executive presidency. There is no solution for the Tamils problem. No support for inquiry, but out of manifesto, Rice Mill Muthalali is wooing the Tamils with Internal Inquiry!

    The biggest dupe masters are the three professors advocated SI CC. They sincerely did know from their heart the nature of their brethren, the Sinhala Intellectual. Is it they were used to catch parrot and give it to kite, or they too victims of this plot.

    Did these professor too got their share in the “Rice Mill Business” or no?

    The net is the proposal is saying, SLFPer lead SLFP- UNP based executive presidential system has to go, and SLFPyer lead UNP-SLFP government has to come! And China will continue to be on the driver seat too..

    This is not old wine in the new bottle. (Palaiya kallu puthiya pauththalil). This is old wine in the old bottles. All what the Mahawamsa Modaya getting for their vote is same old “promise from the mouth”.

  • 0
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    May I draw your reader’s kind attention to a statement that I have aksed to be read out at an NMSJ (Rev Sobitha’s movement) meeting on 23 Dec at which Mr Maithripala Sirisena will be present. I am invited to be meeting and would have read it out personally but am unable to be present.

    QUOTE
    ***********************
    Please read out the following statement from me. Please confirm that the statement was presented at the meeting (or do you too wish to practice type democracy that you are condemning?)

    “I Kumar David who initiated and campaigned for the abolition of the Executive Presidency CONDEMN the election manifesto of Mr Maithripala Sirisena for going back on the candidates promise to abolish the Executive Presidency.

    The people cannot and should not forget the treachery that they have been subjected to four times previously. I call upon the NMSJ and all others to withdraw support for Mr Sirisena unless he amends the manifesto immediately. I strongly urge the public to accept no excuses for this betrayal.”

    Professor A. K. David
    20 December 2014
    ********************************
    END QUOTE

  • 0
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    Quite thick coming from this kind of low down skunk…those who like to be treated in this way can certainly vote for him….lets see whether he will apologize and give guarantees that he will change his ugly ways!!!

  • 0
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    I searched the manifesto in vain for an “abolition of the PTA and production of all citizens held in secret to be produced before courts” –
    and,
    for the cancellation of the “leadership training program”
    – both run by a public servant who has arrogated ‘judicial powers’ to himself.

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