11 December, 2017

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Split In The UPFA: Emotional Maithripala Cries

A likely split within the UPFA was visible during a press briefing held by the party a short while ago during which SLFP stalwart Maithripala Sirisena was absent and the Ministers who attended the conference revealed more than what they intended to.

SLFP member and Minister Susil Premajayantha speaking at the media breifing said even though certain members of the coalition have left, they would nevertheless continue to grow stronger.

SirisenaHe said the SLFP Central Committee and the UPFA members have mutually agreed on fielding President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the candidate at the upcoming Presidential polls and said that steps are already underway to organise necessary election propaganda for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s candidacy.

Despite his seemingly confident speech, things did not appear all that perfect as speculations that have been circulating about a split within the SLFP seemed abundantly clear by the absence of Health Minister and SLFP stalwart Maithripala Sirisena.

His fallout with the regime that had taken a serious turn during a meeting earlier this week was hinted at during a breif discussion he had with the media this morning at an event held at the Battaramulla Janakala Kendraya.

When asked about his fallout and of the rumours of his possible cross over Minister Sirisena said,”No such decision has been taken so far. But I will not comment about the future because anything is possible. . .(laughs) We should allow time to solve everything but then again, one must not rely too much on time to solve matters either.. .”

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that an extremely emotional Minister Sirisena had cried during a breakfast meeting this morning when he spoke about his fallout with the regime with his close relatives and family. He had been overwhelmed by the news of the likely removal of him as the SLFP General Secretary, his portfolio as the Health Minister and of other responsibilities within the SLFP. 

It has been reported that Minister Sirisena is due to make a special statement this afternoon and meet Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this afterwards. But he did not confirm it when inquired in the morning.

Meanwhile National Freedom Front Leader and government Minister Wimal Weerawansa sent out an indirect threat to the ‘common candidate’ during the press breifing today stating that he/she will realise the ‘truth’ which Sarath Fonseka has finally understood presently. He also requested the leadership of the Jathika Hela Urumaya to rethink their decision on whom to support at the upcoming presidential polls and added that the plan to field a common candidate backed by a common opposition is part of an international conspiracy.

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  • 18
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    Th problem that all these scoundrels have is that they are unsure who is going to win. They don’t know who to back. Vaasi petthata hoyya!

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      Like the UNP the SLFP will split massively because both parties have greedy and morally corrupt and intellectually bankrupt leaders – 2 dictators – Mahinda Jarapassa and the all time looser Ranil W.

      The great majority of politicians in this miracle of modayas are corrupt!
      Long live the Miracle of Modayas!

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      Bravo! The Jarapassa family military dictatorship is isolated and exposed. University Students should spray paint and draw grafiti on the mug of Mahinda Jarapassa whose posters are POLLUTING Colombo at this time.

      The SLFP will now melt away from Jarapassa and join Sirisena and help lead the joint opposition to victory, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Hope Sirisena abolishes the EP before he becomes too fond of being the new Dictator of the Sinhalaya!

      But the fact is most politicians are corrupt Maithripala has a corrupt brother who has stolen lands from the Parakrama Samudra.
      BTW: how many brothers and sons and nephews and nieces dose he have?!

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      CT, you are guys are too early to put the things up. Once, you highlighted MR as among top 20-30 worst leaders in the world. But, now it seems that rankers list is a joke. MR is at the 68th now behind LTTE supporters Karunanidhi, Maran, Kanimozhi, Mot interestingly Prophet Mohammed also stays at the 30th. Sonia and Obama stays at 22nd and 18th.But, you never post here anything that Sri Lanka ranks among top. Serious hypocracy.

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    At last some good news! I do not know Mr. Sirisena personally, but what I hear from the people whom I trust, he is a decent gentleman and not a rogue like many others in this cabinet. He is a down to earth human being who has not robbed or used his power to suppress others. He was not allowed to run the ministry the way he wanted, as there was not only the President, but other Rajapakses who used executive clout to undermine his authority. He is a person who could be trusted, also draw support from UNP,JVP,JHU,Gen Fonseka (still he is a General for me) and other minorities and minor parties etc. More than anything he can garner the support of the general public who were frustrated with the politics in this country and did not go to the polling booth. At least we can see a bright sky in the horizon. Rajapakses had all the opportunity to make this country a better place, but were more interested in greediness for power and money. All the best Mr. Sirisena!

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      You are dead right.

      This is the greatest news we ve been awaiting for such a long time.
      No doubt that the UPFA the most dangerous coalition of the island we ever had would get split if MS would become the common candidate. Jaya wewa. All kind of ballige puthas top to the bottom in UPFA will have no more chance to ruin this beautiful nation /island.
      Enough is enough.. people get up get up… let s put the fullstop to the oligarchy to rascals led by Mahinda Rajapakshe. Let s put the fullsop to drug kin pins and all kind of highly abussive politicians deliberately got bred by the total ignorant political culture of Rajapakshes. Now the country is free from a civil war – gentlemen like MS and the few could direct it to the right way if people become well informed about the reality of the Rjapaakshe bankrupt poltiics being played to this day.

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    CT Editors – Please do not count on Sirisena crossing over to UNP! He obviously does not want to and he is quite corrupt and has not yet passed the National Drugs Policy Bill. MR will bribe him with an offer of a post and he will stay..
    Maithripala Sirisena is just another corrupt acolyte of Jarapassa who wanted to be MP and or next Prez. Candidate and now that Jarapassa is hogging the post he is playing games…

    Also, seems the Sobitha as common candidate is a giant PUSSWEDILLA! Like Ranil the looser. Only CBK can defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa and take back the SLFP from the corrupt Jarapassa family of uneducated criminals!

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      Ofcoruse you re right but if CBK would not want to contest, who would be the best to break away UPFA ?

      I have no doubt if MS would be the candidate, CBK would campaign for him, since she and all other constituent parties of new coalition want to win by all means defeating Rajapakshe most courrpted politics.

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      Give credit when referring to monks.

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    Did I say earlier that the MARA’S TITANIC has hit the iceberg.
    The name of the iceberg is Rathana. Name of the first passenger who got the lifeboat is Senanayake followed by Maithripala.
    Mind you there are only a few lifeboats in the ship. Earlier the better.Rest Deiyo Saki.

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    The man, well known as Buruwansa – thakkadiya, uneducated bastard.. etc would always speculate about an international conspiracy whatever would be the next step taken by opposition. It is high time people to set fullstop to the stinky politics played by the current coalition and allow a new coalition hoping the best for the country and nation.

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      ‘Buruwansa – thakkadiya, uneducated bastard’

      Ha ha ha cannot help laughing at this! And those are just his better qualities!

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    Mahinda Rajapakse and his family have gone over the limits to destroy the nation in order to establish a family kingdom. They treated all others as slaves and all decisions are made without the consent of others. Most of the ministers and members of parliament could not find a way to escape from him because they have taken control of judiciary, and military. This is the first opportunity they had to escape from them. They understand that the people are frustrated with the way the country is governed and getting rid of him in this election is the only way to save the nation.

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      A humble request to the PATRIOTIC PILOTS of the Sri-Lankan Airlines…/Mihin Air… The tide will change and the Jarapassas will try to leave the country on the night of elections along with their stooges…. IF ya’ll have some sort of patriotic feeling towards the country… BRING THEM BACK TO SL after take off and a few hours in the air claiming technical fault… THEY need to be eaten up alive… oh yes to those Citizens of USA and other countries of the JARAPASSA family… IF they manage to escape… file a case against them for crimes against humanity in their country of acquired citizenship…

      Payback is a Biatch……

      To those of YOU who have friends as Pilots…convey this patriotic message… lets get together and build a UNITED Sri-Lanka.. irrespective of party and ethnic divide…. for ourselves and generations to come.. Its NOW or never….

  • 3
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    The end is nigh for the gewal horu….

  • 6
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    and in the meantime K A Sumanasekera gets ready for his next posting but his mind is blank hence let me help him,buddy use key words like such as Vellala CM,Diasporians,TNA proxies,Ranil,a dollar a day,dalits,erection,happy ending,dosh,posh,Vellalas,our way of life!

    gosh…..i have helped K A Sumanasekera to write his next piece of crap ;-)

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      @Peace Lover, please note that Sumanasekeram is still on his knees doing the needful for the Horapakse clan. His knees are also locked into that position as he has stayed in that position for quite sometime. Hey Sumana, start getting up now and stretch your legs a bit so that you can run for your life soon. I heard SF is looking for you.

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      this K A S , K A S now Lost his post as Astrological / Soothsaying advisor to F king JaraPassa.

      What is he going to do After the January 9Th,
      When the New President Hon Maithripala Sirisena come to TEMPLE TREES.
      Sumaana Sekara and his Friends Like Jarapaals,
      must Take their Gunny Saks ready to take LONG MARCH TO HAMBATHOTA.

      May This KAS KAS must eat from Hindquaters Mouth, Because Next President, New President Hon Maithripala Sirisena Does not need Astrological / Soothsaying advisors or Bill Pottinger Arse Licker for his Presidential Staff.
      Belive my words ,
      Many of my Tamizar Friends vowed that, they and their Families in Jaffna, Vanni, Batticoloa, Trincomalee, and Colombo will vote for New President Hon Maithripala Sirisena,
      even TNA or other tamizar Parties get any decisions’.
      They say,
      They Want to Send This Jarapassa Gam Kabaraya and his Kabraya Clan to rot in Jails.

  • 2
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    This is a very good news for all Srilankans living abroad. The opposition has a very good team the moment. We would like see
    General Fonseka as the Defence Minister and Mrs. Bandaranayake as
    Minister of Justice and so on. We all are ready to give our best support.
    Cyril

  • 2
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    Mr Marthreepala is a great human being, very sensitive down to earth politician who lives amongst people and honest politician. Career politicians who has principals. Though it is a surprise choice, I hope people in SL will vote for him and rescue our country of the clasps of dictators and make it a just society. For the first time I am proud of gp of politicians who can unite for a greater good of the country.

  • 3
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    Surprising but a very welcome development. Sirisena, by all accounts, is a decent gentleman not tainted by corruption allegations appears to have the support of all the opposition parties and thereby carries an excellent chance of deposing the dictator. CBK’s intervention in pricing away Sirisena from Mara’s dirty grasp will be the biggest factor because she has the power to divide the SLFP, the foundation of Mara’s support, and increase the vote bank of Sirisena.

    I see a very bright future for all Sri Lankans and they will get it after Mara and his bandits’ misrule of a decade.

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    I have read all those derogatory comments about myself made by the lesser enlightened.

    For your kind information I am no particular fan of MR, and would welcome a common candidate who would support the rule of law.

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      Sumane,

      Since when?

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        Since the announcement of MS as the common candidate!

    • 5
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      What? Really?

      The saying “rat leaving the sinking ship” is how I would describe uncle Sumane’s epiphany.

    • 2
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      LOL,…….. even sumane is abandoning his idol!The great Sri Lankan characteristic. Rats in a sinking ship

  • 1
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    So this moron Buruwansa is the hatchet man of MR. Hope someone knocks the crown off his arrogant head!

  • 0
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    Tears may be OK in emotional politics that appeal to the immature SLK electorate. But a strong leader is one who holds back his tears and stay focussed on what he has to do; the DUTY that he is called upon to fulfil.

  • 0
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    “Emotional Maithripala Cries”

    BOO hoo cry baby president.Thank god if elected you will be president only for 6 months.Sinhalese like strongmen as their leaders or strong women who will cry only when their husbands are killed or when they lose an eye.They are the lion race remember.Do you see lions crying?

  • 0
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    for those who thought k a sumanasekera is changing your wrong ,thats not his avatar and not his writing style

  • 0
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    I hope every SLFP and UNP MP’s who support a clean country should leave Mahinda Rajapaksa regime on the day the Budget vote is going to take, ie, on 24th November, and defeat the budget, so Rajapakasa may have to dissolve the Parliament, and without any support for his Third Term. This may trigger Gotabaya to try and take over the Government, but a backbone less Gota who ran away to USA in 1991 ,to save his life from Tigers may not try to do it, as the Army and the other two services are not with him.

    First things the new government under the incoming President Sirisena should do is to look into all the LOANS MAHINDA took to construct FLAT bottom harbour for Chinese war ships and other loans he obtained for various developments. It is a known fact that Cinese constructed these Developments with their funds, and the loans were the kick backs Mahinda and his brothers got for helping Cinese to establish their agenda. These loans went direct to Bank accounts of RAJAPAKSA brothers and sons while poor people may have to pay it to Chinese. 99 year lease of Colombo Harbour land is one of the best examples to Hambantota Harbour.
    Next thing the new government should do is to check how Rajapaksa brothers did business with Tamil Daispora with the help of KP, to sell North and East to KP for US Dollar 5 billion after Mahinda win the THAT Third Term. The expected Deputy Defence Minister General Fonseka should take action to stop KP running away from t he country and charge him for MASS murder along with GOTABAYA, to stop all the wich hunts by the UN, and other international bodies along with other who supported them like Kapila Hendawitharana and others.

    This election is between good and the bad and if we believe in our respective religions it is not a big task to beat Mainda after his wings are cut off on 24th November. As a Sri Lankan born Australian I hope my. Motherland will be a free country after 9th January 2015, so that I can visit and meet my relations after many years.

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      How can we Muslims and Tamils vote for another Sinhala extremist like Maithripala? Even his name is Sinhala extremist Buddhist.

      Give us choice.

      Don’t take Muslim and Tamil vote for granted. You will pay for this mistake.

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        y the muslims and tamils vote for MS? Because, the enemy of enemy is a friend. And none can be worse than Mara.

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