27 November, 2020

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SLFP Can’t Get Rid Of Me That Easily: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared that even though some were trying to chase him out of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), they will not be able to get rid of him that easily.

Maithri Mahinda August 2, 2015Speaking to reporters on Thursday soon after giving his statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), Rajapaksa in response to reporters who asked if he was part of a new party said, “I am in a party, and that is the SLFP, even though they are trying to chase me, they won’t be able to get rid of me that easily.”

He however said that according to the demands made by the public, it is obvious that there is a need for a new party. “Now there is no opposition even in Parliament, because everyone is with the government, so even if people have their grievances there is no one to speak about these in parliament,” he added.

Rajapaksa also went on to claim that there was no democracy in the country anymore. “If a monk speaks against them, he will be arrested, if the people take to the streets demanding for jobs then they are tear gassed, people are dragged out of their homes in the name of development. During our administration such things never happened,” he added. (By Munza Mushtaq © CT)

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    SLFP Can’t Get Rid Of Me That Easily: Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Would or Could I go, no …it is a very lucrative business, unfortunately to run this business very profitably, Prabaharan is not any more but we can invent one if we let Gnanasara roam free. He talking about democracy is utter disgusting, does he believe he could still fool the people, probably …not.

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    Your presence is very important to UNP more than for SLFP. By the way you can get your backers, WASU, WHILU, GEMBAN, DINESH et al to carry on like the way they do now. This would ensure all you backers, siblings etc disabled by SLFP. Ranil do the rest with government. Ok Carry on.

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    “SLFP Can’t Get Rid Of Me That Easily: Mahinda Rajapaksa”

    “..And when that Great Scorer comes, to Write against your Name,
    He’ll ask not if You Won or Lost; but how You played the Game!”

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    Aney Buddu Ammoo, picture the scene, MaRa singing to WE the PEOPLE

    Darling you got to let me know
    Should I stay or should I go?
    If you say that you are mine
    I’ll be here ’til the end of time
    So you got to let me know
    Should I stay or should I go?

    It’s always tease, tease, tease
    You’re happy when I’m on my knees
    One day it’s fine and next it’s black
    So if you want me off your back
    Well, come on and let me know
    Should I stay or should I go?

    Should I stay or should I go now?
    Should I stay or should I go now?
    If I go, there will be trouble
    And if I stay it will be double
    So come on and let me know

    with apologies to Mick Jones and Joe Strummer

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa is a good eye opener for any political party. No doubt there are similar characters in every political party. If characters like this are not marginalized early enough you cannot stop their ascend to the top and that can for sure spell disaster for the party for a long time to come.

    Just when the UNP thinks it has exercised the Premadasa daemons his son is in the queue next. He too has been given enough prominence that it’s too late to think of getting rid of him now either. Sometimes I feel sorry for the UNPers, but that is politics I suppose.

    These characters are like skunks. Hard to get rid of but after they have been around you for a while you’ll get used to their smell but that doesn’t mean they don’t smell anymore.

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    As MR has discovered himself, with Sri Lanka there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.

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      taraki

      “And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters”

      Both stupid people Tamils/Sinhalese need disasters in perpetuity else both will die as people. Disaster keeps them going, in fact nowhere. They love it.

      You love it too.

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    Native Vedda
    The way things are moving,I am inclined to believe you.

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    MR thinks he has leached on to SLFP. To remove this leach burn him out. ” 2015 Jan 8th saw this “Good riddance of Bad Rubbish”. He needs to get out of politics to help remove his goons from politics.He has been fooling the Sinhala people too long. Time to put him in a Rubbish Bin

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