2 October, 2020

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Now Free Petrol; UPFA Candidates Continue To Bribe Uva Voters

With the deadline on election campaigning for the Uva provincial polls coming up tomorrow, the UPFA candidates have escalated their voter bribery schemes.

Mahinda and Sashindra

Mahinda and Sashindra

The most recent attempt has been the distribution of coupons to three-wheeler drivers in the Uva province to obtain petrol and engine oil free of charge as part of a scheme to transport crowds to a nearby UPFA rally.  Election Monitoring body- Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Ranjith Keerthi Tennakoon has told media the coupons have been distributed to obtain one liter of petrol and 500 ml of engine oil free of charge at a filling station in Puwakgodamulla along the Mahiyangana road as a UPFA rally is to be held near the station.

Other ridiculous attempts at voter bribery include distribution of saucepans and chairs as well as white cloth used to sew attire worn during the observation of sil.

Meanwhile, as of Monday CaFFE has stated they have received a total of 378 complaints to which includes 267 from Moneragala and 93 from Badulla. However the figures released by the Police Spokesman’s office were comparatively lower as they claim that only a mere 56 complaints concerning election law violations and election-related violence has been reported to the Police.  The Police Spokesman has stated that they have made 40 arrests so far with concerning to the complaints received on election law violations.

CaFFE noted that the JVP is the the most affected by the violence in the Uva province.

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  • 16
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    What more can one expect from a disgraceful head of state.

    • 10
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      .
      “What more can one expect from a disgraceful head of state.”

      Who knows? they may send their woman supporters to keep opposition men at home on voting day!

      :-)

    • 4
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      Chinese President has refused to land at Mattala who had literally “built” the Mattala International Airport in the first place. After landing at Mattala, it had been preplanned for the Chinese President to take the Southern Expressway (which is also a Chinese Construction) in order to arrive in Colombo. However, it has also been discovered that the Southern Expressway too, was a dangerous route to take due to its low-quality construction.

      • 2
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        1. Made in China
        2. 20% commission
        3. Cronies with contracts.

        Even Chinese leader refuses to use ‘Made by China’products in Sri Lanka.

        What a shame!

        • 1
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          These rulers have not even a brain the size of a need head.

          But right at the moment – poor people get deceived becasue they have no comparisons.
          Indians would not behave so even if they the average are even poorer than average lankens, becasue they are not easily deceivable. Oour people in general dnot see thing beyond their noses. That is the their nature. That can work us to end up with all ruins. Now they the IRC beliatha people have driven us to stalemates in every forms. Inflation will have to be more in coming years, as poor ( the majority) wil have no life even for their dreams.
          I wish Ballige putha rajapakshes have to return all the funds he gathered during the years, with a rise of Army putch or Jvp: There, we can learn them a good lession for sure.

  • 16
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    The crazy Jokers are trying to prove the entire Universe that the Country is full of uneducated Buffalos who could be bought over for a litre of petrol. God save former Democratic Sri Lanka.

  • 17
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    They ballige Puthas behave as if tax payers funds are their own properties.

    People should abuse these buggers this time. else, we are losers forever.

    • 4
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      If they really want to .. they could make price reduction for daily essentials like Kiripity- milk power, sugar, rice and the like. But those abusive brains cant see it – in CBK days with war running at its heights, but she managed to handle it properly, but this man telling the palatable and doing the other way around – but go on hugging the smaller ones to cheat them without shame.
      i really dont know why the people STAY as if they are paralized today, AFTER all senior public servants…my 90 year old father told, puthe, we are robbed out by Rajapakshes.
      I can undrestand his pains, I really cant get why the many still seem to support this ballige putha and his adminsitration.

  • 0
    16

    25% reduction of Electric bill traffic pass to public by MR announce during inauguration of Coal Power is see that the new development of power & energy sector price policy by Present Govt.

    Therefore shows that People oriented policies by Govt. under the leadership of MR. This not only for UVA, but that to whole Island. Every nook and corner of People are benefitted by MR this move.

    • 7
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      IT is only 25% of FAC! (Fuel adjustment charge that is being reduced)Dream on of saving loads of money!!!!!!

    • 2
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      You [Edited out]. If majority of sri lankans are like you then I need to forget that I was born in this country. You seem to live in another country? Dont you [Edited out] know what is wrong with this administration? Do you have a decent IQ level? NOPE. YOU are another one who wants to not do real work and rob public funds murder rape destroy democracy destroy the indepent judicairy. DOnt you know that there is no law and order in this country? MF.

    • 0
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      It is not Noraichcholai, it is the real “Bubble Garden” of Lankan politics from 1948.

      180% price increase of electricity was imposed on Lankan customers, plus ownership is transferred to China after getting commission for to allow China to put the Norachcholai facility. Now the facility, all against the existing laws of Lanka, has been been given to China, as the construction cost plus 50% commission is much higher than the worth of Noraichcholai. Nothing has been paid back to China.

      Lanka not just paid anything on the loans for the commission China has paid for the Lankan heads, not even the bills of the Girls China sent to Lanka’s heads.

      Now Mahavamsa Modaya’s has to pay their leaders bills to China not just for the Noraichcolai, the bubble garden which is already taken over by China, but even for all the Chinese girls imported to parties time to time, otherwise even Temple Tree House will be taken over by china.

      • 1
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        Mallaiyuran

        “180% price increase of electricity was imposed on Lankan customers, plus ownership is transferred to China after getting commission for to allow China to put the Norachcholai facility. “

        Now the clan is assured of income stream from the supply of coal from South Africa.

  • 6
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    Does anybody remember couple of months back in the midnight while the world sleep Sri Lanka increased gas, electricity and fuel prices more than 25%?
    Let UVA be wise in this election!!!

  • 4
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    Suranimala,

    Sure it is a welcome move, the reduction of Electricity bill by 25%. But mind you that your MARA increased 75% and reduced 25%, the Nett effect is 50% increase. Appreciated though, will it go up again after the elections?

    BUT DID SOME PAKA FROM THE MARA CABINET SAY A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO THAT INVESTORS ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM OUR MIRACLE OF ASIA CITING EXORBITANT ELECTRICITY RATES??

    Did I hear right? So MARA’s consideration should be considered in that light too. He will never consider the plight of the poor, if so he need to slash so many exorbitant taxes levied on essential items.

  • 3
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    This is the problem with our patriotic people. Whatever our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi does they interpret them the way they want. Actually our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi want’s to solve all the problems in Universe and the Country by taking one by one. First he solved problem in Palestine by Donating US$ 1 Million and then Uganda and then again in Maldive. At that time nobody asked weather he was going contest any election in those Countries. Also don’ forget that he gave the peace to Bolivia and we will also get it after his third term. Actually he wanted to help all areas affected by drought. First he wanted to help Monaragala and later in other areas when there is an election declared. Actually when there is an election in other areas he will distribute drought reliefs even if those areas affected by flood. We have a brilliant leader like that.

    According to Hon. Dallas Allapperuma Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi has taken this decision as Electricity Board and petroleum Corporation are suddenly start to making huge Profits like Sri Lanka Air, Mihin Air, Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksha International Airport, Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksha International Port, Mahinda Rajapaksha Public Toilets in all over the Country. Therefore this can’t consider as an election bribe.

    According to Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella Oil and Gas from Manar Basin is already in the market and therefore Govt. decided to reduce the price and it is not an election gimmick.

    I would like to invite those People who criticize material distribution in Monaragala and Badulla to come on next Poya day to see “Upasakammas” wearing Sil attire with Shashindra Rajapaksha’s preference number. What a nice scenery that could be.

  • 1
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    I hope the voters are wise enough to use their heads when voting! They will not not be swayed by the “freebies”

  • 2
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    These shameless UPFA animals might even offer their wives to the voters as a free f.. service to obtain their Manaape! Just can`t imagine how this is going to end.

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