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Sirisena Tightens Grip: Obtains Court Order Against CC And Appoints New Organizers

Despite speculations that President Maithripala Sirisena would be removed from the party leadership, the President tightened his grip on the party yesterday by obtaining a court order to prevent the Central Committee from meeting without his approval.

Maithripala 14 July Pic sent by Prez MdiaColombo District Court issued a restraining order against the convening of the Central Committee of the SLFP without the permission of the head of the party.

The move was against the Party Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa’s  attempt to convene a Central Committee meeting on Wednesday night at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute to discuss about President Sirisena’s special statement on Tuesday. Yapa said over one third of the SLFP Central Committee members requested him to convene a meeting to discuss about the matter.

Meanwhile, four new electorate organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

According to the announcement made by the President’s Media Division, Nirupama Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Chief SLFP organiser for the Mulkirigala Electorate; Victor Anthony Perera for the post of Chief SLFP Organiser of the Puttalam Electorate; Thilak Waragoda as the Chief SLFP organiser for the Kelaniya Electorate and R.P.Thusitha Kularatne as the Chief SLFP Organiser for the Bulathsinhala Electorate.

None of the new electorate organizers appointed by Sirisena are supporters of former President Rajapaksa.

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    Since so many dirty tricks were played on the president by the two
    secretaries of SLFP/UPFA in an attempt to bring MR as PM by nominating
    him through the national list as a fresh candidate , unlawfully, and without the knowledge of the president of the parties and the country and the people, no one will find fault if the president enters the election fray to support the break aways of SLFP using UNP as the base
    and MS should step in to lead them as SLFP(S)as a coalition party as before the dissolution of the parliament.
    It is time he takes a strong stance in view of the underhand work
    done by his own party men to topple him and the govt. and he should
    pay back in the same coin. He will, once again get the full support of
    the people who want good governance. Firmness is what is required from the president, even if he has to break some rules.

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      If he do so as you suggest, won’t it be against good governance. President got to walk the talk. People has not seen gentleman and principled politicians and politics for a long long time in SL. So they get perturbed by the right actions taken by a principled politician.

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        The people are not used to gentleman politics, this will take some time. But the actions of MS are clearly “clean”. What MR would have done in his situation is calling his brother to send a white van and let Yapa dissapear.

  • 2
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    I am extremely disappointing with the president! He should have sorted the bond issue by appointing a credible investigating group in the Bond Scam as the transaction is not above board (he also confirms)! He should have also not allowed MR to contest under UPFA if he is the head of UPFA and wants UPFA to win. If you are the head then you should be leading from the front not pulling from behind! He does not have a backbone as he is scared of Ranil & MR both. What we expect in yahapalanaya is for him to step in when ever someone does something wrong and bring justice to society! That would be a president who loves the country!!!

  • 1
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    Until China’s stock market is 100% stable ,Sri lanka needs to worry ,,

    it would really matter a lot to look at other connections around the world to move the Country forward ,and never again to put all our eggs in one basket .

    If China’s share market does not stabilize , we may be in very big trouble .

    India does not have the kind of liquidity or resources to fill the vacuum we will face .

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  • 0
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    acid test failed -MR The winner ….. we do not want western culture ,this is sinhala lanka,you like stay or get lost.

    Fahim Knight
    July 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm
    When the people of a Country have been used to been spoon fed for too long it is is not possible to bring changes ,and why should such a segment of the population want changes that will force them to give up their life long easy livelihood?

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      This is Sri Lanka, the home of all, sinhalese, tamils, muslims,and religions like buddhism, hinduism, christians.
      Don’t talk racist phrases you picked up somewhere. Get alive. Because of single minded people like you wars break out and a peaceful living together will not happen. You are not better than others with another race or religion.

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      If sri lankans do not want “western culture” how come lots of politicians
      attend functions and cocktail parties in western styled hotels and
      embassies? Why not have “kahata tea in bandas thekade dear friend?

      And why does people like MR AND WIMALA PISSA

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    Quote:
    On 17th of August Maithri will get his reply : Mahinda
    [ Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:39.21 PM GMT +05:30 ]
    The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the reply to the speech made by the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday would be given on the 17th of August.
    Mahinda Rajapaksa made these remarks when he arrived at the SLFP head office to take part in the UPFA party leaders meeting today.

    The President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday made a special speech, in which he said he was against giving the nomination to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in the upcoming parliamentary general elections.

    Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and also that Mahinda Rajapaksa would be defeated again once more.

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    The political democracy led by village headmen turn ex-SLFP politician of MS brought over by UNP Wick & company and CBK, as well as foreign powers used him as puppet to be control SLFP party organization.

    This first time President of Sri-lanka Republic’ that misused his executive power change nominated parliamentary candidatures, organized national party list MPs and time to time an appointment SLFP organizers to electoral districts ,as well as deprived rights of members of high hand by MS turn Party of SLFP into lumpenisation democrat of political junta ship.

    MS is now hidden member of UNP and Indian-RAW work on behalf of foreign vested interest; how can such man uproot the Rights of SLFP MEMBERS ? Still political culture of democracy created by MS the possibility for rural and urban subcultures, that readily available undemocratic and undisciplined purposed. Inevitability MS key political culture would focus his interest UNP & Indian -RAW and even their Indian’s views of on pseudo history and pseudo myths of big power politics of Indian expanaism.

    I come to conclusion it has been that the undemocratic ,often irrational, sometimes this type of political belief arising from rural lumped back ground of MS traditional poverty and some aspect of the his human condition of psyche. MS that distance historical events a very ancient practice called euhemerism.

    MS had been penetrated into SLFP organization, which political engaged and pressure by force make disasters threaten to the very survival Party existence.
    Is that democracy of Lumpenisation mode of operands new methods by MS abused his executive Power of Presidency to suppressed democracy justice of large mass party members and its organization.
    MS by support of UNP-Ranil.W.. CBK and Indian -RAW hijack party leadership turn SLFP into party of lackeys of Foreign powers.

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    In view of the invasion of GAYs in Sri Lanka politics, as a voter, I like to know in advance the policy of all major parties, including the stand of President, on legalising or otherwise of same sex marriages in Lanka. This is vital since the new fashion is to blindly follow USA, which recently leagalised it in USA.

    Last thing I want is for my son or Daughter to tell me that they married same sex partners, which is the end of our culture and values.

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      chinthaka

      You must be living in a bubble you created 30 years ago. Even most of Evangelical and narrow-minded States in USA have begun to accept Same Sex Marriage does enrich the culture and not degrade as you tend to believe. Don’t be too sure your children haven’t already embraced this culture and have same sex partners.

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    In lanka politics, all voters need to ask all parties to have democratic party constitutions where leader’s perpetual dictator ship is thrown away. Those NGO fellows will never talk about this since they are aligned to different parties. Election law should be amended that unless a party has a democratic constitution it should not qualify to be registered as political party in Lanka.

    I think democracy need to start from each political paty’s inner democracy. If there is no democracy in side a political party how can they guarantee democracy to country when they come to power.

    I recall this when I see a leader who lost 29 times still in power, a leader who go to courts to stop his own party to have its CC meeting and another leader who got defeated come back as the boss suddenly.

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    MS WILL HAVE NO SAY IN SLFP OR UPFA, VERY SOON. ONCE MR IS ELECTED AS A MP, HE WILL BE ELECTED AS THE PRESIDENT OF SLFP AND UPFA, BY THE RESPECTIVE CCs. IF UPFA GETS ENOUGH MPs TO BE THE OPPOSITION LEADERSHIP, MR WILL BE ELECTED. BY THIS RW WILL HAVE THE FULL CONTROL OF MS, AS MS WILL HAVE NO MPs FOR HIM. THEREFORE, THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE UNP TO BRING A DOSHABIYOGYA AGAINST MS, BY BUYING SOME OF THE MPs FROM THE OPPOSITION, IF THEY WISH TO DO SO. ALSO, MR WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY BY BUYING THE MPs FROM GOVERNMENT, AS DONE BEFORE. SO, MS WILL BE JUST A STOOGE OF RW. THIS IS THE RESULT OF MS BETRAYING THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED HIM. EVERYTHING IS BECAUSE, MS IS NOT A LEADER & DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LEAD FROM THE FRONT, ALTHOUGH HIS POLITICAL CAREER IS 48 YEARS.MS KNOWS ONLY TO FOLLOW. IT IS THE REASON HE GAVE OTHERS TO LEAD & FOLLOWED THEM, TILL BE WAS ABANDONED. THE TWO SECRETARIES (ANURA & PREM) TOOK HIM FOR GOOD RIDE & PREMAJAYANTHA TOOK CONTROL, WITH HIS POWER TO SIGN THE NOMINATION PAPERS & MS WAS SENT TO DOGS. WHEN A LEADER IS APPOINTED, THE FIRST JOB IS TO ASK OTHERS TO RESIGN & APPOINT A TEAM (SPECIALLY TO THE IMPORTANT POSTS) RELIABLE & TRUSTWORTHY TO THE LEADER, EVEN IN A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM OF RULE. THIS IS THE WORST BETRYAL OF COMMON PEOPLE & MANY WILL NOT GO TO VOTE. THEREFORE, UNP WILL NEVER GET TWO THIRDS. IF THEY GET, IT WILL BE WORST THAN MR.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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