21 August, 2019

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Remove Sirisena From Party Chairmanship: SLFP Rebels

Several Sri Lanka Freedom Party parliamentarians have openly called for the removal of President Maithripala Sirisena as the party chairman, noting that the SLFP will not be able to emerge victorious at future elections under his leadership.

MaithripalaParliamentarians Lohan Ratwatte and Vidura Wickremanayake in two public forums yesterday had expressed similar feelings noting that Sirisena will not be able to lead SLFP to victory.

Wickremanayake speaking at a public event in Horana had said that if Sirisena had led the party at last general elections instead of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the party would not have got even 35 parliamentary seats.

Meanwhile Lohan Ratwatte had told a public event in Kandy that SLFP grassroots level members oppose the chairmanship of Sirisena as they believe that it was he who had ensured defeat of the SLFP by contesting against Rajapaksa at the last Presidential polls.

Ratwatte warned that around 50 SLFP parliamentarians who are displeased with the current path pursued by the party hierarchy were preparing to take a firm stand.

With a mutiny in the pipeline the new SLFP General Secretary, Duminda Dissanayake, a loyalist of Sirisena has sent a letter to all SLFP parliamentarians warning disciplinary action if MP’s participate in discussions or meetings without the consent of the party leadership.

Sirisena has called for an urgent meeting of the Central Committee on Tuesday and an Executive meeting on Tuesday in the backdrop of a rebellion against his leadership.

Meanwhile the UPFA parliamentarians loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have intensified their efforts to rope in more SLFP’ers to a common front which opposes both Sirisena and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This common front currently going as joint opposition is to come forward to contest the upcoming Local Authority polls as a separate party with Rajapaksa’s blessings.

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  • 25
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    SLFP MPs have no brains.

    It has taken them 11 months since Jan 8th to realize that under MS they ( SLFP) cannot come to power!!!

    • 39
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      Don’t blame dumb SLFP MPs. Blame the idiots who vote for them.

      Lohan Ratwatte is a known killer who escaped punishment for a massacre of 10 people in broad daylight in Kandy. Using clout in CBK’s administration.

      He was re-elected by the electorate of the stupid in Kandy district.

      Cheers!

      • 5
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        When did u become God to judge others … don’t display your ignorance and stupidity!!!

        • 15
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          Jega,

          Please enlighten us with your knowledge about Lohan.

          Can’t wait.

          Cheers!

          • 12
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            Only the true Sinhala Modayas, like Lohan R want a return of the corrupt and criminal Mahinda Jarapassa military dictatorship in the Miracle of Modayas!

      • 14
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        Not only that, how about the Fiji Rugby player, and another person(that places him) He was the Yoshitha/Malaka combined during in Chandrika’s time. And she asked SN Silva to help drop this guys case on behalf of her Uncle. His name was invloved taking bribes from LTTE for removing the security barrier in front of Dalada Maligawa, that allowed the bomb that destroyed its entrace. These are the guys who are talking about other thieves.

      • 5
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        Ben, if the blame-game is being played out, Sirisena must play his part in it by virtue of his flaky appointments of family, friends and alleged criminals to positions of importance and to parliament.

        Perhaps this will shake him up enough to ‘do the right thing’ and review and renew those decisions!

        How much more bullshit will we have to put up with on account of this circus???

      • 4
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        Many feel that putting the blame on the folks COULD backfire that is the reason. But we all know wihtout making those folks well aware the gravity of the problems, even few good politicians would not outreach their goals. Last night I happened to watch Satana – there I was agreeing with MINISTER senasinghe defending the current situation. Candidates of that great need to give good ministries if the country should feel tangible changes.

      • 1
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        What about the murder of Jewel Pera the Fijian Ruggerite ? LR has local and foreign blood on his hands! He should be in Prison

    • 18
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      President Maithripala Sirisena

      “This common front currently going as joint opposition is to come forward to contest the upcoming Local Authority polls as a separate party with Rajapaksa’s blessings.”

      Let MaRa and his cronies contest as a separate Front. They will get less much less than 50% of the Votes. Rajapaksa was exposed more and more and his popularity is declining every day.

      So, this is the nest that can happen to them.

      You can combine with UNP and others and keep them in the sidelines, for a long, long time until Mahinda Rajapaksa dies of Old age.

    • 16
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      why should SLFP win the polls ? They have ruled the nation all these years. JVP or UNP should win the polls and allow change to the nation.

      • 7
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        Besides, knowing that MAFIA king is mafia king, why to appoint him as party chairmanship. Then he would again allow lTTE former terrorists as party deputy. MR should be all mad to do all the harm to the party. Today we face the consequences of his former actions. Man should be rather put it jail for all what he has done. It is really sad to see that balligeputhas are still there to talk for Mafia king.

      • 2
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        Our allegiance need not be with any given party. There are a few honest politicians, but only a very few. Every one of us has his or her faults. In a democracy it becomes vital to be ever vigilant, and support the most honest.

        I am still satisfied with the basic honesty of Maithri.

    • 3
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      As it is we the lankens have two presidents, Mafia king still makes statements as if he has lot to say. why ? he know there are vulnerable masses would further help him. This crime friendly nations will never learn it so long those crime friendly MR and Wimal Buruwanse supportive men and women are there. We need rigourous laws to learn them all a good lession. If not now when ?

  • 22
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    These hangers on are beginning to miss their monthly commissions from the Arch Crook! Let us hear some more of your cries of pain.

  • 4
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    Sri lankan SLFP and UNP autocratic parties. they don’t allow other capable people to come up.

    How come PResident handles all these things.

    As he is the president, he should democratize these things.

    • 2
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      Jim softy

      “Sri lankan SLFP and UNP autocratic parties. they don’t allow other capable people to come up.”

      Is it because they belong to Sinhala/Buddhist Tribes?

      “As he is the president, he should democratize these things.”

      Democracy and Sri Lankies are mutually exclusive. They don’t mix.

  • 25
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    Lohan Ratwatte is a cold blooded killer who is now trying to be prophetic in his opinions. There are flaws in the MS & RW partnership but they all outweigh the crap that Lohan’s former boss and his family gave the whole nation.

    Just ignore this murderous politician from Kandy who is good at counting bullets in his magazine than counting the number of grass root supporters he has

    • 3
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      How come this killer is out of jail now and an MP?

  • 9
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    Being a person full to the brim with Metta, Karuna, Muditha, MS has no enemies, but is intensely hated by the SLFP party members and some of them want to get rid of him. I do not know why. He rules the country as if were his painful duty. Still, ruling the 20 odd million in the country seems to be less of a pain than ruling the top few 100’s in the his party, which seems to be like a pain in the backside.

    For me, MS is a like a saint because he wants to forget the past, forgive sinners, and do something for the future. Oscar Wilde said that the only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Let us forget the past and march in to the future with MS.

    • 0
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      Queer Addin quoting queer Oscar Wilde.
      What a mad Sri Lanka!

  • 1
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    “Our PM Batalanada Ranil told Venerable Sobitha that the implementation of Bedouin Prince’s UN Agenda is the top priority for him.”

    This was the Batalanda PM’s last words to the Monk just before he was airlifted to Singapore. according to the NFFM boss who also was at the bedside.

    Our first CM in the North, Vellala Wiggs says Tamils have lost faith in Yahapalanaya, after one of the Tamil Terrorist suspects who had become a TNA activists died in prison ,

    Looks like Bodhi Sira has his work cut out…..

    If these young guns of the SLFP tighten the screws too much. their Sira wouldn’t have much of an option other than join the UNP , like his Chief Spokesperson from our Holy Buddhist City of Kaluthara and Abiththya Chanpaka.

  • 3
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    I want Mahinda back in power.

    If he comes back, I can back him to run a Dharmista rule.

    He will be a changed man.

    Trust me! Trust me!!

    If I am wrong I will go silent.

    I am an internationalist. I am good at reading the pulses.

    • 4
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      Dope Nona … is that you? Come back to Sri Lanka soon, so we can imbibe some gin and tonic and play with the mulberry bush again in Nuwara Eliya … like good old days.

    • 2
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      Hi internationalist,

      How will your going silent right your wrong!

    • 4
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      Even if Sakkara Deiya becomes the president of Sri Lanka, he will not be able change the minds of Modayas and Muttals

      • 3
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        I WOULD LOVE TO PUT SOME GOLD IN YOUR MOUTH: This folks are so corrupted by their genetics.
        I know this for such a long time. But the few that would fight against crime and corruption will be attacked. .. Lanka has become the next pakistan in the region to this day – we need to thank balligputhas – MR et al for promotiing crminialism rather than anything else.

  • 4
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    In Sri lanka is nothing for the country or to make the system work.

    Every thing is for some one’s self interest.

    In this case, One group wants to dominate the party.

    Screwed up sys tem because of the ex-convits in the parliament.

  • 18
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    Lohan and Vidura are two insignificant worms in today’s political landscape, and even that much they achieved because their mediocre and corrupt fathers hitched their wagons to the SLFP. They belong to the Rajapakse criminal faction that is trying to hijack the SLFP away from its original principles in order to regain power through racism. It is Maithri who represents the grass-roots of the party and he is gaining momentum as more and more loyalists are rallying behind him. The Mafia faction knows it has no political future without Mahinda. Hence if they have any self-respect they should get out of the SLFP and form their own party along with the degenerate hangers-on like Weerawansa, Gammanpila, Dinesh and Vasu under the leadership of Mahinda. This they are reluctant to do because they know Mahinda can’t win without the SLFP machinery. No wonder they are beginning to behave like monkeys with their butts on fire.

    • 8
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      President Maithripala Sirisena

      “Hence if they have any self-respect they should get out of the SLFP and form their own party along with the degenerate hangers-on like Weerawansa, Gammanpila, Dinesh and Vasu under the leadership of Mahinda.”

      A good name for the Mahinda Rajapaksa Party is Medamulana Crooks And Robbers Party, M-CRAP.

      That way, they can roll in their own CRAP along with the Modayas, Mootals and Fools.

  • 10
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    Mahinda Rajapaksa publicly stated recently that he is remaining in politics because he needs a platform to fight corruption charges against them. Any person with an iota of brain should understand, with this statement, that he remains in politics not for the benefit of the country but to look after him and his corrupt politicians.

    MR was elected on a platform to reduce power of the Presidency, but instead increased the powers, extended the period of Presidency and governed the country like a dictator.

    President Sirisena on the other hand has reduced the powers of Presidency and governs the country in an exemplary manner in spite of severe conflicts within the governing coalition.

    It appears that most SLFPers want Mahinda Rajapaksa back in power. If the majority of people in Sri Lanka want leaders with stained reputations in power, the country will continue to deteriorate even further.

    This is true not only for SLFF even for UNP.

    THERE IS NO POINT IN BLAMING POLITICIANS FOR THE PRESENT STATE OF THE COUNTRY IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO VOTE THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS TO REMAIN IN POWER.

    • 0
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      Samuel,
      You have a lot to learn before you teach others. You can start by reading what you write!

  • 0
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    MS has to leave the SLFP President/chairman of Party.

    MS was support last Presindital election by UNP, JVP, TNA, MC, Fonseka and other political anti-national outfits.

    How can MS being member of SLFP?

  • 0
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    To be the leader of the party one has to win the loyalty of the party membership
    Sirisena and Duminda seem to think that they can get it by force on the virtue of their party position which too were taken by force.
    I think by now President Sirisena has seen the writings on the wall and the good for nothing mutt PM too.He has been pretty quiet lately.

    • 1
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      Why don’t you keep quiet?

  • 1
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    everyone want to come to power. this stupid former leaders want to make more money. thats why we cant come out from this stupid situation.we have to give chance to Mr sirisena to do his work properly. all people & all media should be in alert. if anyone try to do any mistake or unnecessary thing,media should publish the incident to public.

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