25 November, 2020

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MR Agrees To Resign As SLFP Chairman But Sets Two Conditions

Despite his initial struggle to remain as the SLFP Chairman, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to resign from the position and hand it over to to President Maithripala Sirisena.

 Maithripala and Mahinda| File photo

Maithripala and Mahinda| File photo

His agreement to hand over the position to President Sirisena has been due to a deal that he has been trying to make in order to halt the inquiries into the corruptive and undemocratic acts committed by the Rajapaksas and members of his regime. He had also requested that he be given the chance to contest at the upcoming general elections.

It is not yet clear whether President Sirisena has agreed to these conditions. However, sources close to the JHU told Colombo Telegraph that the investigations into the Rajapaksas would continue as planned.

The Central Committee of the SLFP is scheduled to convene this evening to ratify the appointment of President Sirisena as the SLFP Chairman.

Meanwhile, it has been reported in local media that several pro-Rajapaksa politicians including provincial councillor Udaya Gammanpila and NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa had requested MR to refrain from leaving the post.

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    MS is NOT safe from this Monster, He should be wearing his bullet proof vest until the 100 day program gets done, by then MR SHOULD be in jail…then there will not be much of a fear..oh yes Goat Sajin a Weere and Namal too need to be locked up…

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    Maithripala Sirisena is much too much a gentleman and magnanimous in victory that he would not wish to disrespect the former President or his cronies. He would follow the letter of the law, boot out the Mahinda bootlickers in the Supreme Court and over the entire case to the new members to handle.

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    All that the President (MS) has to do is to allow the law enforcement apparatus to carry out their duties and allow the law to take its course – without any political interference. He can also release all the reports that were commissioned by MR but never saw the light of day.

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    MS must realize that the people voted for MS because he purported to represent good governance with zero tolerance for corruption. As the new president of Sri Lanka please stamp your authority very clearly and dont allow yourself to be bullied, cajoled, tricked, flattered or in any way influenced by the Rajapakse clan who have proved beyond doubt that they are only interested in looting and plunder and enriching themselves. MR and family are noting today and please maintain your decorum as president by not being seen in the company of this despot. MR and family is now just another ordinary citizen but with a terrible record of crime, fraud, murder, violence, torture, abduction, rape, deceit, misrepresentation, race hatred, religous intolerance, nepotism, plunder, abuse of power, abuse of human rights, suppression of the free media and the voice of dissent. Do not ever consider giving this thief MR a house to own and live in at state expense just because as he was an ex president he has requested this. This shit has stolen so much from the country that instead of allowing him to amass more wealth, the stolen property and assets that he pilfered in abundant greed from us have to be recovered and no question that the legal punishment that is meted out to any crook who has misappropriated or illegally acquired state assets and property that rightfully belong to the citizens of Sri Lanka and committed so many breaches of the law that he and his family should be deprived of their civil rights and then put into jail for the rest of their lives.

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      ” MR and family is now just another ordinary citizen but with a terrible record of crime, fraud, murder, violence, torture, abduction, rape, deceit, misrepresentation, race hatred, religous intolerance, nepotism, plunder, abuse of power, abuse of human rights, suppression of the free media and the voice of dissent. “

      They did exactly what they set out to do and, according to the quoted language, they got a lot done in just one decade. How many elected governments can make such a claim? The Family was as blatant in its all embracing nepotism and corruption as Dick Cheney is about the war crimes that he authorized (“I am a big fan of waterboarding.”) In addition to all that, they were just as blatant in their abuse of political power, the high-water mark being the impeachment of the Chief Justice. Taken together with their very public shows of piety, and the almost comical promotion of a personality cult for the President, with gigantic, grinning cut-outs of him posted all over the country, the overall effect resembled some film in which Peter Ustinov, or Peter Sellers, would play the tin-pot dictator who appoints three hundred cousins to government jobs, arranges kick-backs on everything, and has his grinning picture posted everywhere . Sometimes, truth is as strange as slap-stick fiction.

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