29 September, 2020

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MS Wants Rajapaksa To Contest From Hambantota: Rajapaksa Still Silent Over District

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly insisted that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should only contest from the Hambantota district under the UPFA ticket.

He has also added that Rajapaksa will not be appointed as the Prime Ministerial candidate or the head of the UPFA election campaign. In addition, he had denied nominations for some close allies of MR namely Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Duminda Silva, Mervyn Silva and Samanmalee Sakalasuriya.

mahinda-maithriThe UPFA is yet to make decisions on nominations of Rohitha Abetgunawardena, Johnston Fernando, Lakshman Wasantha Perara and Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

Speaking to reporters today, former UPFA MPs Dullas Alahapperuma and Kumara Welgama said former President Rajapaksa would certainly contest the Parliamentary election from the UPFA ticket. They said Rajapaksa would announce his district on Thursday.

However, Rajapaksa has still not made a public announcement whether he would contest under the UPFA.

Meanwhile, UPFA party leaders had met President Maithripala Sirisena last morning to discuss the manner in which they should contest for the election. A party leader who attended the meeting many political parties, including the National Freedom Front, were present at the meeting.

At the discussion, it had been communicated to the UPFA party leaders that the coalition had not changed its stance over giving nominations to the former President.

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    “President Maithripala Sirisena ….reportedly… insisted “
    there are so many news item on what My3 has “reportedly” said and has “reportedly” decided..

    we need to hear from the horses mouth

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      Rajash

      Where is you pukka intelligence to dissect and find the answer?

      Your creative mindset producing lot of yakkies is stumbling to be creative on this subject.

      This what happens when a woman wears a mans dress. It may be a periodic phenomenon.

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        NIRMALAn”This what happens when a woman wears a mans dress. It may be a periodic phenomenon. “

        I see you are speaking out of your own experience

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  • 29
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    S0! A CRIMMINAL IS CONTESTING IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION.

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      Yes yes Ranil is contesting don’t worry

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      The Criminal has no other choice but to contest, to save his soul !

      It gives another opportunity to expose the corrupt, uneducated, uncivilised, shameless thug !

      Look at the brighter side, after he signs the nomination papers and loses the ex-president privileges we don’t have to keep calling him ‘former President’. He becomes just a nikam ‘Mahinda’ !!

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      A War Criminal, no less!

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    whatever said it’s the people who will decide the winner as we have a democracy but if some fools want to see only their views activated then the Yahapalanaya winning the game last time should also be ignored.
    For goodness sake let able leaders take over Srilanka not a bunch of fools who does not know how to do nor what to do still does not want to learn. Party politics is going to ruin our country as people are hanging on to parties knowing very well that those leaders are totally unfit for any major development roll in our nation.

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    The author of this article does not seem to know that the president no
    longer has any say in this matter and Mr.Susil Premyantha secretary of UPFA will have the last say in this matter.
    Correction: CT must ensure the authors should identify themselves with their names on their articles as this is a silly statement as President
    has not come out with any statement as to who will contest where and on which party ticket. It is still possible that MR may not be given nomination on SLFP ticket.

    Lets wait for presidential statement from President’s office on the election and meantime, please do not upset the people.

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    At the end of the day politics in Sri Lanka is for politicians only. The lot of the common man is to be the same time and time again – to be stolen from, to be bamboozled, to be intimidated, lied to, and ultimately to be screwed left right and centre.

    Yahapalanaya is just a word that bamboozled each and everyone. It does not mean anything. The robber barons, the destroyers of all checks and balances in a democracy are now shoulder to shoulder with the so called yahapalanaya lot – cesspit politics.

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    If Alibaba has been given nomination, then what’s the logic behind refusing to nominate a few of the forty thieves.

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    Ranil is proving the true gentleman – identifying MR as the “President who won the war” and challenging MR to contest in the elections.

    “Ranil does not engage in mud politics”

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      He is also a gentleman crook.

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    In view of the information revealed in the following article, MR should retire to Medamulana and seek to make amends for his manifold follies while in office. He should spend more time meditating in Buddhist temples, rather than using them as bases for political propaganda. God and Dhamma/Dharma operate according to unalterable laws. They cannot be sabotaged through poojas, magic potions or even talismans blessed in temples.

    The people will remember him for the good he did, if he acts wisely. We are a forgiving people, despite our occasional blood thirst. He should try to respect the office he held for ten long years, as an institution that should command respect by the people, regardless of how widely he abused it. Can he accept the conditions being dictated? The reference to the impending UNHCR report sounds ominous! Does this not show that he will be extremely vulnerable, when facing the hustings without the power of the Presidency and its abuse backing him. He must be mad to seek political office again.

    http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/42027#more-42027

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Dear President,

    You are thinking that you need…to use a Ceylonese expression….THE MUSTACHE AND PORRIDGE BOTH; that is impossible Your Excellency ! Think only how the country could be strengthened, by you and a popular member of the Parliament who becomes your partner in politics. SELECT ONLY A PARTNER FOR 5 YEARS WHO IS POPULAR WITH THE MASSES. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANYBODY WHO IS POPULAR. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN NEVER BE THE DICTATOR OF YOUR PARTY. IF THE MEMBERSHIP WANTS TO, IT CAN OUST YOU!

    YOU RECEIVED THE PRESIDENCY ONLY BECAUSE MR HANDED IT TO YOU IN AN HONORABLE WAY.REMINISCE WHAT THE ARMY COMMANDER AND THE OTHERS WHO TOLD YOU AND THE PM AND OTHERS about the early hours of the day after the elections …from what was mentioned by the Commanders we citizens think that that was the most Democratic and decent transitions of power after an election in Sri Lankan Political History.

    AS RAJITHA FABRICATED( a figment of his imagination as he has various types of hallucinations as Ranil himself tells) , IF THERE WAS A CONSPIRACY, DO YOU THINK THAT you would ever have become the President , APPOINTED A PM , ULTRA VIRES THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF CEYLON, and formed a GOVT against the provisions of our constitution Sir.

    Read the Hanzards after the 1960 , and 1965 elections to understand what we say about transition of power.
    You are in a fool’s confused paradise where you want to be in the company of Chandrika and Ranil who already have tainted records. Your putting conditions on MR’s contesting shows that you are in a fool’s paradise , as its evident that you are trying to eliminate him and defeat him as your heart of hearts know that he is more popular in the country than you,CB and Ranil and you are scared of him.Who is the democratic leader in this country who could do that?

    DEAR PRESIDENT , PEOPLE MIGHT REVOLT AGAINST PEOPLE LIKE YOU, CBK , RANIL AND OTHERS LIKE RAJITHA- HIDING BEHIND YOU AND CBK, AS YOU ARE DOING WHAT ONLY SCARED POLITICIANS DO. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CONTROL THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE WHEN IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE NUGEGODA MAN who was rising IS NOW FULL-FLEDGED.

    IF YOU SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF PARTIES AND PEOPLE WHO PUT YOU ON THE THROWN, SOME DAY , HISTORIANS WILL WRITE THAT YOU ARE THE BEST “SECRETS KEEPER”, LIER , THE BACKBONELESS PERSON AND WHO BETRAYED THE WILL OF THE MASSES BY PUTTING CONDITIONS TO WEAKEN THE EXPRESSION OF THE POPULARITY OF A CANDIDATE OF THEIRS. THEY WILL GO TO YOUR GRAVE AND SAY,”Here lies, THE worst BETRAYER WHO CONTROLLED THE WISH OF THE MASSES IN WORLD HISTORY.
    THE ABOVE ONLY ARE MY THOUGHTS OF A FUTURE FOR YOU , THE PEOPLE AND OTHERS MENTIONED AND NOTHING PERSONAL.

    AM.

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      Amarekone Mudiyanse ,

      “YOU RECEIVED THE PRESIDENCY ONLY BECAUSE MR HANDED IT TO YOU IN AN HONORABLE WAY.REMINISCE WHAT THE ARMY COMMANDER AND THE OTHERS WHO TOLD YOU AND THE PM AND OTHERS about the early hours of the day after the elections …from what was mentioned by the Commanders we citizens think that that was the most Democratic and decent transitions of power after an election in Sri Lankan Political History.”

      You must be out of your mind , how could you ever say such a silly thing (YOU RECEIVED THE PRESIDENCY ONLY BECAUSE MR HANDED IT TO YOU IN AN HONORABLE WAY.)
      what does an Election mean to you ? especially a presidential one ? MR didn’t have any choice left during the wee hours of 9 th morning , MR and his murderous brothers had tried every trick in the book to cling on to power , but no avail , have a guess as to why MR sought Ranil’s help on that fateful day ? if you don’t know , take it from me ,it was reported that JVP had planned to encircled the temple trees ( in fact Anuta K publicly threatened MR , that they would drag Mahinda down from Temple trees ) thereby keeping MR under house arrest until he gives up the power , MR knew , that there would be an inevitable blood bath , seeing the danger he sought his soul mate buddy Ranil’s help , Thiru Nadesan who is a racketeer brokered smooth transition . it’s still a mystery as to what were the preconditions which Ranil agreed with MR for a peaceful power transfer , despite tons of evidence being mounted against all the Mafia family members , nothing seems to work against them ! Every single member of the Mafia family had abused their power beyond our imagination , yet no body had been arrested ( had Basil stayed behind in SL without fleeing SL , he would have never been arrested ) , so it’s time to wake up and smell the Roses Amarekone !

      PS : As to Army commanders BS , one wonders why would he want to contest the election with his boss now ? you must be a real fool to believe what that man uttered .

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    Very strategic move by My3.
    Let the father and son fight each other or cut throat each other which is nothing new to that barbaric family.
    Let him contest ONLY from Hambantota and the Gonas from there surely elect him thinking he will make the paddy fields to Gold mines (are those people seriously forgot the ”Helping Hambantota” man?)
    He’ll lose all his former presidential privileges and bring him before justice will be much easier as an MP!!!!!!

    Just do it My3…..

  • 5
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    MR can make a Racism distribution graph among all the districts and based on that can choose one. The top racist district will be the highest vote base. Actually who the hell want this animal back for rule? Is there any scarcity for people representatives?

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    ALI BABA & 40 Thieves
    Please note Ali Baba is not a Thief.A simple wood cutter
    who robbed from thieves.

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    In Hambantota district MR&SON will get all SLFP votes possible + some UNP & JVP votes too. This will put Sajith in a weak position.

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    President Maithripala Sirisena.

    Before you decide Pl listen to Vergil.

    Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.

    I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts.
    The photo to this caption reminded me of this great Latin dictum!

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    You can call MR what you want yet so far he has come out clean as all the allegations against him and others appears to be without any proof. So he (MR) has every right to contest from any electorate of his choice. Also there is no law under our constitution to prevent MR from contesting just because he WAS the President of the country and though he was the President twice, he called for early election without completing the second term fully.

    At the end of the day it will be the peoples’ choice to whom the vote would go.
    Our yakkos are dumb at election time but I doubt that they totally dumb in the forthcoming elections having learnt from the Jan 8 experience.

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