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Objectives Of The October 26th Change Of Government

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Most venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Clergymen of all religions, People of Sri Lanka, and friends, 

In my speech in Parliament on the 15th of November, I proposed to all political parties that we agree among overselves to hold a general election to enable the people to exercise their sovereign right to elect a government of their choice. the JVP agreed but the UNP has been evasively saying that we should hold a presidential election instead of a general election. The problem is in the Parliament. Hence there is no need to hold a presidential election at this stage. No party obtained a clear majority at the general election held in August 2015. The UNP obtained 106 seats, the UPFA obtained 96. The difference was just 10 seats. 

A UNP led government was formed only on the basis of an agreement entered into with a group of UPFA Parliamentarians. The UPFA group left the government on the 26th October. Thereafter several UNP Parliamentarians joined our ranks. Today, I am the leader of the largest group of MPs in Parliament. After the parliamentary elections of 1994, 2001 and 2004, Presidents D.B. Wijetunga and Chandrika Kumaratunga who held office at that time, invited the largest group in Parliament to form a government. On that basis, governments were formed by the People’s Alliance in 1994, the UNP in 2001 and the UPFA in 2004. 

What we did on the 26th of October was to form an interim government that would have lasted only until the conclusion of the general election that has already been declared, but temporaily put on hold by the courts. We never had any intention of running an administration through the government that has been formed at present.  The whole country can see that only a few members of the Joint Opposition hold office in this government. That is because this is only an interim arrangement. I have been stressing ever since I took oaths as Prime Minister that our foremost aim was to go for an election in order to establish a stable government.  However the objective of the other side is to revive the previous government and to rule the country for as long as possible without holding any election at all. That is the reason for the present political situation. 

Some people ask me why I accepted office when there was less than 18 months to go for the next elections. I have heard members of the UNP saying that if I had been patient for another 18 months, I could have won the ensuing election with a two thirds majority. We did not form a government to contunuously administer the country but to hold a general election. The President explained in his address to the nation that he appointed me as the Prime Minister only after things reached a stage where he had absolutely no other option. When the government is entrusted to me in such circumstances, I cannot in all fairness, shun the responsiblity. This was not a question of political power. The fate of our country and the futures of our younger generation was at stake.

Furthermore if after everything was said and done, it was still we who would have to assume that responsibility anyway, there was much to be said for assuming office before further damage was inflicted upon the country. The President dissolved Parliament and paved the way for a general election. But the UNP filed action in courts and got the elections put off. If things had gone according to the gazette notification issued by the President, by now the elections authorities would have started accepting nominations. The UNP will continue to engage in disruptive activites until the Supreme Court decides whether anyone’s fundamental rights had been infringed by the declaration of a general election.

The former finance minister claims that the economy is on a downward trend because of the change of government. The President invited me to take over the government precisely because of the collapse of the economy during the previous government. In such circumstances, what any democratic country would do is to hold a general election and have a new government elected to power.  Because the President was in our government he knows how we handled difficult situations. We managed to find the money to fight the war. We managed to complete a large number of major development projects that no previous government had been able to get off the ground. We did not allow the people to feel the effects of the 2007 world food crisis. Even though the worst global economic recession since the 1930s took place in 2008, the people of Sri Lanka were not even aware that there was such a worldwide recession. 

Even though the world prices of crude oil rose to levels never seen before or since during those years, we managed to minimise the fallout from the global oil crisis as well.  Within a period of nine years, my government increased the US Dollar per capita income of the country threefold. The average economic growth rate during those years was 7.4%. The exchange rate was Rs. 131 to the US Dollar. The debt to GDP ratio was 70%. On the 9th January 2015 we handed over to the new UNP government an economically stable country. Four years later however the country is now in a perilous state. The most serious aspect of the economic crisis facing this country today is the foreign currency debt burden.

When I assumed office as President for the first time in 2005, there was a war in the country. However the economy was not in such a bad state as it is now. At that time too, the debt to GDP ratio was 90% but the proportion of foreign currency debt was not as high as at present. I made it a point to inform the people from time to time in writing, of the foreign currency loans that the UNP government was taking through varous sources such as Sri Lanka Development Bonds, Sovereign Bonds, Syndicated Loans, Currency swaps etc, because I knew that once we were back in power, this debt burden would be the biggest problem that we would have to face. Within a period of about three and a half years, the yahapalana government had taken a total of more than UDS 20.7 Billion in foreign currency loans alone. Due to this debt burden it will take a while to turn things around. It should be plain to everyone that those who are trying to revive the previous government and rule without holding elections, are incapable of turning this country around. It was they who destroyed the stable economy that we had created. This is why they are so reluctant to hold elections.

In 2006, after the war with the LTTE resumed, the people of this country, the trade unions, consumers, professionals, businessmen and all sections of the population made it a point to refrain from doing anything that would disrupt the war effort. It is because of that public support that we were able to end the war that no one else was able to bring to an end. I wish to request the people to extend to us the kind of support they gave us during the war, in order to get this country out of the economic crisis it is now in. This is the last opportunity we have. If our effort fails, this country will end up like Greece.

We will have to work on the assumption that there is a situation of national calamity with regard to the economy. We will have to put a stop to burdening the people with taxes on the one hand and then spending lavish amounts on importing vehicles for ministers, spending money on ceremonies and excessive amounts on foreign travel as the UNP  government was wont to do. I have to make it clear that after the next general elections, we will have to appoint a suitable number of ministers so as to be able to have a stable government. Before everything else, this country has to have a stable government. However that new government will have to keep expenditure under strict control. 

The President and the people of this country know that only we can extricate this country from the crisis it is in.  After we assumed power in November 2005, we had to face many challenges. When we obtained a loan of USD 500 million from the HSBC in 2007 at the height of the war, the UNP surrounded the bank and told them not to give us that loan and if they did, the money would not be repaid under a UNP government. In April 2009 when the war was in its final stages, an IMF loan to which were were entitled as a member state was delayed. 

At that stage, I spoke to a friendly Middle Eastern country and obtained a pledge of USD 500 million and we were able to work around that obstacle. Soon afterwards, Prabhakaran died, the IMF released the loan and we never had to take the USD 500 million that had been pledged by the friendly Middle Eastern country. The former finance minister says that the credit ratings agency Moodys has downgraded Sri Lanka. It would have been surprising if they didn’t. In 2015 when we handed the country over to the UNP, all those ratings were going up. They started coming down only after 2015.

I have to say that there is a subtle political element in these ratings as well. In 2009, immediately after the war when our credit ratings should have gone up, we were downgraded. But the markets had complete confidence in our government and no one took any notice of the downgrade. The President entrusted the country to us because he knows that we have the capacity to meet such challenges as well. The UNP too is well aware of that fact – which is why they speak to foreign journalists and diplomats on a daily basis in a campaign to convince the outside world that it is undemocratic to hold a general election. They know that if a general election is held and a government led by us comes into power, we will solve all these problems. The government that we will form together with the President will be a powerful and people oriented government.

It is now barely a month since the change of government on 26 October. What we have now is only an interim government. When a downward trend manifests itself, it is difficult to turn things around in a month or two. As the general election which would have enabled the people to elect a stable government has been delayed, it will take some time for a stable government to be formed. During this interim period, I request the people to stand by us and to participate in the effort to restore economic stability to this country.  The people will remember that during our period of rule between 2006 and 2014, we took every measure possble to avoid imposing heavy burdens on the people. This is why we reduced the price of fuel and some essential foodstuffs soon after assuming office on October 26. We reintroduced the fertilizer subsidy and reduced taxes on agricultural incomes so as to reduce the burden on the people and to increase production.

The people living in this country are aware of the difference in the situation that prevailed before 2015 and after 2015. The Cabinet Spokesman of the previous government has publicly stated on numerous occasions that in 2015, the people had not voted for a change of government due to any lack of  food and clothing. He said that the people voted for a change in 2015 for the sake of democracy. But after that change of government, the people ended up without democracy, without the right to vote and without food and clothing as well. Is that not what happened? The endeavour that we are engaged in now is Sri Lanka’s last chance to come out of the crisis it is in. Let us all join hands to defeat the forces that seek to destroy this country by perpetuating their rule without holding elections. 

May the blessings of the Tripple Gem be upon you.

Sinhala translation of the speech delivered by Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday the 25th of November 2018. (supplied by Rajapaksa’s media unit)

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    I’m sorry to say that you have tarnished your good name. we think you have been fooled by MS for his greed. You have been fooled by some inner circle people..You won the good will of many in Sri Lanka. yet, your recent act in 26 Oct damaged your name. you could have asked for power in direct election process. A backdoor politics has damaged you.
    from hero you have become a cheat,
    from a king look like status you have become supporter of corrupt politician
    whatever you say now people do not believe you .
    you better resign and go home with respect.
    the more you stay the more you will be ignored..

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      You should have retired from politics when you were defeated by MS. You did not. We can guess why.
      ..
      Now you go back to your enemy that you despised all along and kneel before him. The ousted King kneeling before the weaker King. What a coward you are! You will lick any anus to get back in to power won’t you? You are a loser. A big lousy one. You think this is victory? Wait and see.

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        To this day, It is nobody else, but Rajakashe have multilated lanken democracy. One of the oldest democracies to turn out to be bitter tyranies is beyond sadness.

        Edwin, I could not believe my eyes last night I got to see a CCTV footage on a day light murder in Matara.
        There a 18 year old was stabbed and murdered down on a lane in their vicinity. So, these young killers seem not taking anything serious by today. How can they respect the laws and orders, while senior politicians of the country not respect the least ? WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE LAID OUR ADOLESENCE IN 70ties and 80ties.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twSpWUGeGBs
        Those days we respected thousand times better that is seen today.
        Anyways, public backlash against Rajakashes will grow rapidly and will corner them sooner than later.

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          Bunjappu
          Yes, I was also shocked to see the CCTV footage.
          The deteriorating situation of the law and order was there since 2015.
          Now it is the President who is the Minister of Law and Order, in addition to defence.

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            Really, Champa, is it now you see the deterioration of Law and order, did you forget so soon the plights of Seya and Vidya and hundreds of others since then? Shame on you mate.

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              wannihami
              What are you talking about?
              I have posted over 1000 comments condemning the deterioration of law and order situation for the past 4 years not only Vidya’s and Seya’s but thousands of many other murders and cruelty on children and women.
              It is you, Mahinda and JO who forgot everything and joined the President who NEVER lifted a finger to improve the law and order situation in the country for nearly 4 years.

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              wannihami

              Are you implying no rape, nor any murder, …. had taken place between April 2004 and January 2015?

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          Bunjappu, don’t you remember the little girl Seya who was raped, mutilated and murdered after the 2015 government change? Can’t you remember that innocent schoolgirl Vidya who was raped, trussed like an animal and killed while your Yahapals were flying high on a 100 days of fraud? Do I have to remind you more of the same?

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          bunjappu, I saw some idiot new Minister bragging on TV that after MR came to power Pathala killings have come to a stop.
          .

          I don’t disagree with that. When the big boss is around his minions stop running amok.

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      “Objectives Of The October 26th Change Of Government”

      To avoid all the cases filed in the special-courts against my illustrious patriotic family.

      Look pal, Mahinda ……… how easy was that?

      Just one simple line and even the Buddha you worship everyday ……… knows it’s the truth.

      Then …….. you have your legions of gullible ….. who needs to be worked on ………. to eat grass out of your hand

      I envy you buddy ……. to hell with the Lankan voters; I wish I had your magic touch with the gals!

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      critical thinking – Exercise caution, communal riots on the way with our illegal PM and President Sillysena at the helm!

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        mike

        Somass very rarely visits this forum these days.
        You may be right he must be very busy making arrangements for a good tidy riots in and around Colombo and it suburbs.

        somass needs some cash, Rajapaksa needs diversion, KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere needs someone to blame for, local saffron clad thugs need to relieve their sexual frustration, ………….

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      Mahinda,
      We people did not ask for an election in Oct 26, 2018, we did not ask the Sirisena to appoint as PM without an election. No one listened to your speech in November 2018. We only saw SLPP thugs including you playing with chairs and chilli powder. We did ask you to pay bribes to few MPs to cross over to you. We srilankans do not want who are involved in bribing. First you have to tell us why did you kill Lasantha?

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        Ajith
        How could he tell you about something he didn’t do?
        UPFA’s behaviour in the Parliament occurred with the full consent of the President. MR has no hand in it.

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      Critical Thinking,
      .
      I am afraid you got it up-side-down. It is not MR who has chnged – it i you who has chnaged!
      .
      Among those who truly used their critical thinking, MR never had a a good name, he was never a king, he diddn’t earn good will, he could never have gained power again. All he did was hoodwink many with fraud and cheating (using Basi)l, and bullying and intimidating (using Gota).\
      .
      Some got hoodwinked, some got duped and some totally bamboozled.
      .
      MR has not changed – you have. You have now realized the truth! Be grateful for that!!

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      Did you read the article?

      MR lost respect bla bla bla…..as if the CT readership was in awe of MR? LOL

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        sachooooooooooo

        Are you alright?
        Why LOL?

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    I did not bother reading your crap and wasting my time.

    Let me list down your objectives of robbing power through the back door, like a coward and a rogue.

    1. Save your Wife and Yoshit from Thajudeen Murder trial and Namal from CSN Money Laundering and Gowers Trials. I cannot recall all charges, so many.
    2. Save your Bro GOAT from Lasantha Murder Trial, Avant Garde and D A Rajapakshe Monument.
    3. Save your other Bro Basil from numerous corruption charges, again so many.
    4. Save yourself from family disasters owing to above proceedings.
    5. Save your henchmen like Booruwansa, Gemmampila, Jhonny, Gonawardanes, Abegunawrdanes, Aluthgamage and other rogues from impending court cases.
    6. Grab power at any cost, to rape our country once again and have a field day for Murderers, Rapists, Robbers and Thugs.
    7. Suppress the Legislature and Judiciary by your boots.
    8. Suppress the Minorities under your boots.
    9. Isolate once again our country from International community and make it a Pariah State.
    10. Last but not the least, make Namal Baba the next of kin to continue the plunder of our country to the last red cent.

    If above objectives are not enough, I can come out with another ten of your sinister intentions. Just go away you HORA AGAMETHI, you are a shame on the Nation and you have lost even the iota of regard I had for your little contribution toward the war effort. Get Lost.

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    This has been written by cabraal?
    Mr. Rajapakse everybody knows why.
    IP Nishantha, Kapila Chandrasena, Nalaka Godahewa, IP Rangajeewa… soon after.
    While Your brothers, your sons, your cronies all out on bail
    are suddenly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
    Did you “come back” to save them or nail them?
    While one of your fast rusting tools Dayan is dancing in the aisles firing blanks from a Kalashnikov at imaginary reactionaries.

  • 6
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    These assertions enraged MPs loyal to Mahinda and led to the physical violence.
    The continues misconduct, at audience to the world which is reflects for power grab which gave the world a bad image we are not talking of economy always that the parliamentarian can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice cover up for benefits or Talking much about oneself may be a way of hiding oneself.

    We have Two ministerial. because its not people president thought

  • 7
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    end up like greece?
    who tok greeces worthless bonds

  • 7
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    Lies, lies and more lies. The democracy bandit is only interested in influencing the legal authorities and the judiciary from hearing the several court cases against his family and the group of Rogues and thugs who form the core of the SLPP. The crook thinks that people will fall for this crap that has been written by the deplorables in the SLPP. MR was kicked out by the citizens of SL and let the peoples mandate of 2015 given to the yahalpaniya government continue to rule until 2020.No need for an parliamentary election before this date as the constitution is very clear that 4.5 years at elast must expire before it can be dissolved. The shithead President Gamarala Sirisena better learn to read and understand the constitution. His actions are f….ing the country up. Now the people understand what low levels of behaviour MR has stooped to and if he thinks that the people are going to be scared by his actions he better think twice. This battle will be fought in the streets and alleys and every town and district until we the people of Sri Lanka have regained our democracy. Also the illegal cabinet is guilty of treason and this will be pursued in the Supreme Court.

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    Mahinda old pal

    I do admire your persistence in getting back to the hot seat, despite the shame of having to come back as a lowly MP & now having to be under a Minister when you were king. Of course you have no shame, otherwise how can you so glibly say things were all hunky dory during your time & expect us to believe that you been requested back to take the country out of this mess (instead of a some sort of a deal done with Sirisena), but hang on, wasn’t it you who put the country where it is today in the first place?

    The average man on the street may buy your version as a respected world leader, leader of the commonwealth, etc etc but little do they know that last time you visited London, the UK police refused to provide protection for you, a service provided to any visiting head of state, & nobody, apart from Liam Fox (who enjoyed many holidays in SL courtesy of you & paid for by the SL tax payer), cared to call on you. In fact mate, you were ignored, & by the way, did any country congratulate you on you becoming PM, apart from the Chinese? I am sure that is because the Chinese are rubbing their hands in joy waiting for you to sell the rest of the country to them. Of course there will be many of your die hard fans saying that all this is a Western /CIA/IMF backed conspiracy & as long as there are such gullible people living in denial, this country will be dragged down the slippery slope

    Anyway, old pal, especially as a Buddhist, you may be aware that nothing stays for ever & greed is infinite but even your pal Mugabe, who was on a wave of populism like you as being responsible for the country’s freedom from colonial rule, was ousted by his own loyalists & that may happen to you as well one day.

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      Mugabe was ousted by China. China has been ruling Zimbabwe ever since the days when he chased whites off the land. China provided protection from western military invasion and in return had unrestricted access to the mineral deposits of the land. In 2017 Mugabe attempted to pass new laws which would restrict foreign access to the nations natural resources. And he was ousted from power just weeks later. Sure it was people from his own party who did the actual job of pushing him out, but they were acting on orders from China.
      You see the same phenomenon playing out in South Africa. Where the Chinese are using black politicians to evict the white land owners, so they can have unrestricted access to the resources.

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    You say; “Let us all join hands to DEFEAT THE FORCES that seek to destroy this country by perpetuating THEIR RULE without holding elections.”
    Agree. I myself spent 4 years writing comments to do that.
    It is the “Yahapalanaya President”, “Yahapalanaya PM”, “Yahapalanaya UNP” and “Yahapalanaya SLFP (MS faction),” and “their rule” you want to defeat, right?
    But, how could you do that BY BEING A PART AND PARCEL OF THE 3 out of 4?
    Look at your own words. You say, UPFA (including SLFP-MS faction) and some UNP MPs have joined hands with you. In other words, you have become a PART OF the SAME FORCE, you yourself asking people to DEFEAT!!!!!
    The majority wanted the ENTIRE YAHAPALANAYA REGIME (all 4 sectors) sent home. Now it won’t happen, PRIMARILY BECAUSE YOU have stepped forward TO PROTECT MAITHRI, his SLFP MPs and now some UNP MPs too.
    If there is a general election, the same people will come back to Parliament ON YOUR BACK. It will be a “REPLAY OF 2015 AUGUST ELECTIONS.
    And as Namal reiterated, MAITHRI will be your Presidential candidate. That means, you are FOLLOWING RANIL’s FOOTSTEPS. Ha ha ha…..
    We were on the same platform until you betrayed us by joining hands with the above “forces” minus Ranil, whom the entire country wanted to defeat.
    About PC elections, mind my reminding you, President played a leading role in postponing PC elections.
    There is no need for queue-jumping. It’s the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION which SHOULD COME FIRST.
    You have promised to field Maithri as your candidate which is a gross betrayal to your people.
    Who will win?
    Ranil or anybody else from UNP!!!
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, did you say you want to “DEFEAT THE FORCES that sought to destroy the country??? Cheers, Mr. former President. Love you as always!

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      Champa get a grip Machang, how come you are so sure My3 will be the next SLPP presidential candidate, mark my word that won’t happen unless there is a 2/3 majority for MR and he changes the constitution to make My3 a just a ceremonial figurehead.

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        wannihami
        Namal said it. From the day the moonlight government was appointed, their agreement was revealed by various people. So far JO/SLPP haven’t denied it.
        Why should anybody make Maithri a ceremonial head? He is about to go home.

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    Please please Mahinda Rajapaksa, do not try to hoodwink us yet again with this sermon ~ “Objectives Of The October 26th Change Of Government”.
    Recent ‘happenings’ and your follow up actions by the hour suggests it was not a “Change” but a ‘Putsche’.
    The open bids initiated by SB Dissanayake in the horse-trade market was shameful.
    The fake news emanating from your team Twitter, Facebook and the like take us to be gullible suckers. We are not.
    Our plight is precarious. Do not put the whole blame on the ‘other side’.
    .
    To cut a long story short: We will pay attention if you tell us exactly why you are this desperate.

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    Man, this man is like as if he woke up after long slumber. Man, there is a limit for telling lies. All cold utter lies. Man why did you call elections two years ahead? It’s because of the economy was going down hill, you got the message from the Uva and Western provincial councils elections that your voter base was shrinking due it, before further damages, with the intention of galawath gamu, you called the election, and it went nuts for all of you. Please don’t think people are fools to believe all your utter lies. If the economy or what all are bad, you and your President should get ride off the government by legal and proper, accepted, decency ways instead of grabbing power by foul ways. How could we trust and have faith in you and the president that you would conduct a fair and decent election after witnessing the sad and pathetic thuggery of your goons in the parliament. Please get lost and leave this country for the good of its good forks instead of creating blood bath and terrible miseries for all.

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    Man, this man is like as if he woke up after long slumber. Man, there is a limit for telling lies. All cold utter lies. Man why did you call elections two years ahead? It’s because of the economy was going down hill, you got the message from the Uva and Western provincial councils elections that your voter base was shrinking due it, before further damages, with the intention of galawath gamu, you called the election, and it went nuts for all of you. Please don’t think people are fools to believe all your utter lies. If the economy or what all are bad, you and your President should get ride off the government by legal and proper, accepted, decency ways instead of grabbing power by foul ways. How could we trust and have faith in you and the president that you would conduct a fair and decent election after witnessing the sad and pathetic thuggery of your goons in the parliament. All had enough of you and your lunatic president. Please both of you, get lost and leave this country for the good of its good forks instead of creating blood bath and terrible miseries for all.

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    Inter national community says they helped Sri lanka with so many MCC grants. So make the country suitable for take over. All these are paid agents. Do not give nomination papers any of the thieves. They know you are they screaming saying take me, take me. Even the International community aka the American embassy knows that Ranil, RAVI Malik, KAbir group – the bond Scammers can not do it. That is why they say to MS appoint any one except those who are chinese. [edited out]

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    Mahinda Rajapakse: thsi time becoems a visionary Leader but not a just a shelfish politician. IF you think carefully you can defeat them. LEt the MS be president. Sri lanka has capable people that can support you. You do not need foreign help. Supporters that are around you may be fir other purposes. But, there are good brains outside your circle. Check whether just like the last time, whether Mangala is the one who is spreading money in Sri lanka. Definitely, MCC grants work here. Eventhe Indin money if comes it is through such well wishers. Indians know the problems of Sri lanka. Modi Himself had some problems because of the International community. but he manoevered through and now he will win again. .

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    MR: Modi is having War games simultaneously with both the Russia and with the USA.

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    In 2006, after the war with the LTTE resumed, the people of this country, the trade unions, consumers, professionals, businessmen and all sections of the population made it a point to refrain from doing anything that would disrupt the war effort. ,,,,,,,I wish to request the people to extend to us the kind of support they gave us during the war….

    so now the country is fighting economic terrorism being committed the other half of the Sinhala people…and you need to unleash the armed forces on them…?

    is the country heading for a military Govt under this mad man?

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      Rajash
      That is not what MR meant.
      His thoughts are noble but the problem is he joined with wrong people to execute it.

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    Mahinda:”The problem is in the Parliament. “
    yes absolutely, you were defeated three time in the NCM in the Parliament. ..and you still refuse accept the Parliamentary democracy and clinging on to you illegally appointed Premiership

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      Rajash: MR should ask another NCM and must use Megaphones to give the approval.

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    Deep esteem to MR for taking over at this stage instead of waiting for presidential elections in 2020 of which he would have most assuredly won. Right now, MR is certainly the best person for PM. General Elections is the best way to go – he will most certainly win. Yet, PM is a lesser position, merely to keep the President in check (25:75 powers). For the sake of the country as there is too much contention, it is best that MR stays Finance and Economic Minister, and in charge of the armed forces. It is a travesty towards democratic justice that a mostly unelected party of parliamentarians sits up there holding the monetary strings.

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    Let us go for a general election.
    UNPers have the opportunity of getting a clear majority in the Parliament without minority support.

    Soma
    (En bloc voting of the minorities is the source of all evil.)

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      somass

      Let us go back to the minute before MR was appointed as the prime minister of this island. Then lets decide whether we should go for fresh elections or run the full term.

      As many in this forum would agree with me the root cause of evil is the intention of Sinhala/Buddhist fascist noisy minority who are bend on building mutant ghetto in the entire island.

      They have failed, they failing and will fail.
      And the good news is I am the only one who is fighting to get your entitlement, 10 square miles of land for your mutant homeland.

      You should thank me in advance.

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    Sir I am having goose bumps. I heard MS is writing a book why dont you write one too. That way you can put across all your family members (I hear there are hundreds) and your objectives to public.After reading this article of yours I had a dream and saw you on a white stallion looking like “the knight in shining armor” galloping to save Lanka. Sorry Sir it ended abruptly by my super intelligent wife who woke me up scolding for day dreaming and wasting precious time. Previous day it was MS turn but on a black donkey???? He too was saying the same “I will sacrifice my life to save my country”.

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    Dear President Sir
    I must confess that I too, along with many others had forgotted the dark days that your government brought us through from 2004 to 2015. If I forgot, so had many others. Thank you for reminding us. As you rightly pointed out, your government and the leadership at the time had to face not only terrorist attacks, but a hostile foreign environment as well. The Australian PM would call, the Indians would call to call off the war.
    The war was not your fault, in fact it was one of the few things that your critics could not pin on you, the terrorist campain started in 1983, with reasons, the chief of which being the UNP government handling the situation incorrectly and India’s undue pressure on our sovereignity – damn our constitution. Maybe the Professor GL Peiris could explain what a foreign power is doing in interfering in our sovereingnity. Is that not unconsitutional? But critics are silent.
    I am disappointed in those people who did not support your efforts to kill terrorism. Who are these people? They are incredible hypocrites, enjoying the peace your government made, riding on your highways and foul mouthing your name and your family no less at every opportunity. I wish to have nothing to do with such fellows, but as a statesman, I know that it your wish that citizens of this country live in peace, regardless of the blackness of their hearts and souls.
    So what of the future? I will continue to support the efforts to make Sri Lanka into the country that I think it should be, with development first, time for communities to heal, and the final transition maybe 20 years in the future into a boring parliamentary democracy. I have already offered my support through certain channels. Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, which I feel in the spirit of the law should rule in favour of dismissal of parliament, I will support the battle for this country.

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    MR is one and only political leader who can restoration of Democracy in Parliament, Judiciary and Presidency of Our Republic. Masses support are pillar of need to function of democratic system of governances, undoubtedly that MR alliance having people’s will which going to restore political will and economic growth and social balance in suited our national interest.

    We are in path of right track 26th of Octemeber 2018 that is by developing nation economy in that fast track growth GDP by current MR leadership of MR -Primer join hand with President of MS.

    People of majority which is asking and demand for General Election earliest possible date to be reflated voice of majority voters to be recficity that UNP’s political mess done in Parliament by of UNP -RW and CBK.

    While that people are demand on having an open public agenda for that New innovation of democrtiac revolution in Island-wide, as esstantail factors of change of Republic Constitution.
    The Parliament realignment is essential function of an apply principle norms of Democracy procedure are concern, it has been lost 2015 January 8th.

    Therefor MR leadership has to undertake do that completed mission for reconvene path of democracy ….because of that was discarded by UNP of RW and CBK leadership since 2015 January 8th.
    New task is different for before 2015 January 8 mission. Ongoing ground reality of development and Democracy has been shifted to new height. Changing suiatition has address by New Crisis solution of by methodology of that resolved democracy unfinished task by leadership MR led forces.

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    When a government failed, PM could have been dismissed, but the ministries held by all ministers and PM should have been left alone. Parliament should have been dissolved on the same day. Election arrangement should have been set on the same day too. That is what the constitution is telling. PM’s role, if needed, could have been acted by the EP. Is that what was going on from October 26? Isn’t it a reenactment of eating back New King’s Aappa when one abandoned the SLFP and took the Slap Party, which was ignored until that day, only after becoming PM? Is there an explanation for, before election date was set, to quit the SLFP and going to the Slap Party? As it has been attempted to portray here, If EP is honestly getting along with Old Royals, then what is reason to form a new political party? In reality these Slap Party and SLFP dogs are eating each other in front of everyone, but when others frown at them, they are wagging their tails to each other. Why Nalaka Godahewa and Kapila Chandrasena’s appointments are cancelled? Who appointed them and who cancelled them? What we see now is Slap Party going to jackboot SLFP. Then, if the election is won, to make the ministries as 150, a fake Unity government is going to be formed using SLFP by throwing them few bones. SLFP will lose all the setups, including the unions’ backup. Then if anyone ready to become GLP2, GLP3….few may be allowed to join Slap Party. Few from the left over may hop to UNP. If anytime Chandrika managed to organize a new party the reaming ones will join it too. SWRD’s ill will party may see it night too. But the lesson is, that is what waiting to Slap Party too.
    What a drama!

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    If there is anything true about all the explanation on the economy,
    1).Stop rights away the Rupees sliding. It is Rs 182 for a dollar.
    2).Renegotiate a loan from China and get the Hangbangtota Port back from China and run it profitably and pay back the loan.
    3).Make the Mahindhabachan Naked International Airport profitable.
    4).Payback all to Air Lanka all the loss it made from the day Peter Hills refused to load the Royal family instead of the regular clients and then make the Airline profitable.

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    After being a President and now illegally accepting the PM post you have RUINED YOUR OWN name and destroyed the chances of NAMAL ever becoming a PM

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