5 March, 2021

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The Dictator In Sirisena Comes To The Party

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sacked 13 members of the SLFP central Committee, according to party sources.

Maithripala

President Maithripala Sirisena

According to sources former Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne and SLFP Senior Vice President Janaka Bandara Tennekoon are among those who have been sacked.

According to sources the President has appointed 13 new members to the SLFP CC with newly appointed SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake.

On Saturday the President suspended the party membership of Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Susil Premajayanth.

The President had informed them in writing that their memberships will be suspended due to engaging in activities not confirming to the policies of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Accordingly, both Susil Premajayanth and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, who were removed from their respective general secretary posts of the SLFP and UPFA yesterday, were automatically removed from the central committee of the party, as well.

In addition, Premajayanth was removed from the post of national organizer of the SLFP. Both Yapa and Premajayanth has denied the accusation and the UPFA Executive Committee has refused to accept the newly appointed Secretary Dr.Wiswa Warnapala.

The Rajapaksa faction within the SLFP has described the move as one which was instigated with the aim of taking control of appointing SLFP members t parliament through the national list.

They have described this as another attempt to deny former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the Premiership if UPFA secures a clear majority at today’s poll.

Meanwhile advocates of good governance and democracy opine that the move as well as its timing cast doubts on Sirisena’s commitment to doing things differently after disposing Mahinda Rajapaksa as President.

‘He is acting as though he is owns the party in the first place. Also, these highhanded moves have come at a time when his party is in the midst of an election. Finally, it raises suspicion that Sirisena’s thinking is dominated by antipathy to Rajapaksa rather than the affirming of democratic principles and spirit,’ a long standing democracy advocate who wished to remain anonymous told Colombo Telegraph.

*Note – An earlier version of this story said the President sacked 25 members of the SLFP central Committee and appointed new 25 members. The latest is that the President has only expelled 13 CC members. He has appointed 13 new members to the CC.

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  • 88
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    Well done! some more MR’s corrupt Gang should be sacked.

    • 12
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      Yeah but exit poll says otherwise
      Unfortunately rajapaksa is set to get most seats

      • 8
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        Could you kindly take the dog feces that your are spewing out of your mouth and go spread it somewhere it will be welcome?

      • 9
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        k.m

        You should thank Maithripala for not sending in the white van to deal with Mahinda’s cronies.

        There is a sea change of policy and practice.

      • 8
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        Sirisena is trying desperately to reverse his initial blunder of giving Mahinda Jarapassa nomination to contest the elections..

      • 8
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        K.m hold your mouth till tomorrow and see what will happen to your dream of MR securing the most number of seats. Democracy and Decency does not apply to MR and his cronies. Therefore it is perfectly alright MS sacking them. You will have to exit from CT after the results of the election.

        Yahapalanaya with whatever short comings is a million times better than the Mare, Dushitha and Minimaru Palanaya of MR.

    • 12
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      Right at the moment, only a dictatorship can clean the party.

      Almost all and sundry is corrupted within SLFP so it should be cleaned. Well done president. YOu are a true statesman.

    • 7
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      Dear Mr. President Maithripala Sirisena,

      “President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sacked 25 members of the SLFP central Committee, according to party sources.”

      Excellent. Clean up the party of MaRa and his cronies. Thank you, Sir.

      Ask them to retire and fish in the vast Indian Ocean.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa amana maRa MaRa Ctobies MaRa Wahhalu MaRa Slaves MaRa Dhushanayo

      The Best Outcome We All Expect From Today’s Election is A Hate Free Society, Free of Mahinda Rajapaksa, MaRa, Mara, and his cronies & A Corruption Free Government with Law and Order Prevailng.

      A MaRa Free Society A MaRa Free State.

      Say the Jaya Mangala Gatha

      MaRa MaRa Chatu Mara
      MaRa MaRa Amana MaRa
      MaRa MaRa HoRa MaRa
      MaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa

      Jaya Mangala Gatha-Verses of Auspicious Victory (rare Pali version)-Buddhist Chants

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OH9kdeLEX4

      Uploaded on May 21, 2011

      Based on the Book of Protection (Paritta Sutta) from the Pali canon, the Jaya Mangala Gatha is sung here in a rare recording by the Mahabodhi Society of India in original Pali. The Jaya Mangala Gatha is a chant recommended by the Buddha to destroy negativity and to generate auspiciousness. It proclaims the 8 major victories of the Buddha which are:

      1) Victory over Mara (MaRa, Mahinda Rajapaksa)
      2) Victory over the demon Alavaka ( Wimal Weerawansa)
      3) Victory over the wild elephant Nalagiri ( Udaya Gamanpila)
      4) Victory over serial killer Angulimala (Gotabaya Rajapaksa)
      5) Victory over the evil intentions of Cinca who sought to defame ( Pavitra) 6) Victory over the haughty brahmin Saccaka ( Vasudeva Nanaykkara)
      7) Victory over the serpent king Nandopananda (Susil Premajayanth)
      8) Victory over the false views of Brahma Baka (Anura Piyadharshana Yapa)

      It is said that these verses if chanted with a clear and pure intention are helpful in protecting the seeker by attracting the Good around. The Pali pronunciation here is exemplary and difficult to find

    • 8
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      MS has done exactly the right thing. Regret it was not done at once after taking over the SLFP.

      There is no other way to do this. We are dealing with a bunch of corrupt criminals. One of Sri Lanka’s leading instruments of governance, the SLFP cannot be left to Ali Baba & his 40 thieves. One more time? No way!

      If Ali Baba had minimum standards of decency, he would respectfully withdraw from politics. Wish the new President well whole-heartedly. And would have gone home to Hambantota.

      Instead, Ali Baba chose to tackle the newly elected President of Sri Lanka. Like a jealous teenage girl. Now he & his corrupt cronies must suffer the consequences.

      Cheers!

      • 4
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        Ben Hurling

        “Now he & his corrupt cronies must suffer the consequences.”

        Will Maithiri initiate a legal process to recover MR’s loot and compensate the victims?

        How do you intent to recover the gold and cash that Gota took from LTTE Fort Knox in Vanni. The gold and money belongs to the people and should be given back.

      • 2
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        Ben and NV,

        I was awakened by the news that most abusive man of the nation is as expectedly defeated. This is the great news for the week.

        • 2
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          Leelagemalli

          Thanks

          However the complete results are not yet released. Once it is out the horse trading commence.

          The nature of future government depends on number of seats each party wins, or the size of the lead.

          EPDP in the North gets two seats. Douglas has been sitting on the fence since January hoping to join the government irrespective of party/person loyalties. He too has developed Thonda/Hakim style of politics.

          TNA is the Tamil version of UNP.

          Hope is still not lost under Anura lead JVP. The party has a long way to go.

          If Ranil forms the next government hopefully the people will find more space for political activism, more media and other freedom. However it does not guarantee improvement on standard of living and quality of life of the ordinary people.

          Corruption, nepotism, favoritism,police brutality …….. will still be there as the state is accustomed to and comfortable with all these sins.

          The people have to collectively encourage judicial and media activism in case all else fail.

    • 4
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      Good move! Timed perfectly! Now the new Ex-co can confirm the appointment of the two new General Secretaries. By the time the Ex-Secretaries petition Supreme Court on 31st August, the new appointments would be regularized with the approval of the new Ex-co. The President who was quiet all this while, is now finally flexing his muscles. The Mahinda faction mistook his kindness for weakness!

  • 25
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    Finally the “good governance ” mask is off ! True colors of the small minded man from the gutter comes out !! Well done yahapalanaya acolytes for throwing Sri Lanka and democracy under the bus !! I’d like to hear from the vocal proponents of yahapalanaya, explain this viscious personal agenda of the good governance president !

    • 7
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      Premila

      God save good governance ! Commander started his missile
      launch , non stop barrage . We wanted that true colours
      on display and here we go Rainbow show . This is what
      many had been waiting for , why so late boss ! Premila
      just wait , Thajudeen is still busy with his accounts
      and more in store ! Fasten your belt we are taking off !

    • 3
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      Gamarala practises his version of ‘democracy’ under RW’s guidance. The thin veil of ‘Yahapalanaya’ has been removed even before election results are out.

    • 2
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      To be denied the nomination and then for the UPFA to loose MS will be blamed. To let the scoundrel run, let his minions double cross the president and then catch them all red handed when they are about to loose the election Priceless Brilliance. Well played for a man from the gutter. So we now have two master brains in power.

  • 10
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    Leaked Exit Poll! This poll was based on asking voters which party they voted for, collected from postal voters and those who voted today. However due to the legality reasons the source cannot be revealed. there is a margin of error of ten seats for major parties and 2.5 for small parties e.g TNA, JVP
    UNF-UNP-71
    UPFA-SLFP- 110
    TNA-20
    JVP-10
    BBS-(nationalist)-4
    other-10
    It is to be noted that despite UNF having a better overall result in popular vote, much of their voter base was concentrated in Colombo and parts of Central District particularly Kandy which has been considered a UNP strong hold.The more even spread of popularity enabled UPFA to suceed in the FTP seats as opposed to UNF. As expected TNA sweeped the Nothern Province and parts of the East. However the biggest surprise is the BBS gains which managed to garner around enough votes to win national list seats however did not win FTP Electorates. However no party has won majority. But it looks as though there may be weeks of negotiation. Possible scenarios include national gov’t, However looks unlikely due to tensions between Siresena and Rajapaksa. But one very likely outcome is supply of confidence between UPFA and BBS. Disappointing Night for Prime Minister Wickremasinge while a astounding result for Former President Rajapaksa and his Supporters as they have exceeded expectations. Thats all there is. Hope you are enjoying the election day.

    • 6
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      Moda choon,classic example.

    • 2
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      Election is only for 196 seats even though exit poll shows 225 seats.
      Also all parties except UNF & BBS seem to get seats in round figures. ????

    • 3
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      Dear KM,
      Thank you for the information.
      I only hope that while doing what he wants to do, Mr Sirisena will acknowledge the WILL OF THE PEOPLE. He did not help at all. MOST of the organizing was done by Yapa and Premajayantha, because they fathomed Mahinda’s popularity well. THEY Did a service to the party as well even though Mr Sirisena did not appreciate it. When he feels like only he is a DEMOCRAT? At other times …”A King of Vengence.”

  • 5
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    I wonder CT will broadcast Election results LIVE?? Please do.

  • 9
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    Did you hear about exit poll
    upfa is on track to win 111 seats

  • 3
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    Did you hear about exit poll
    upfa is on track to win election
    Check previous 2 articles

    • 40
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      Yes we can see your desperation. Few more hours !

  • 16
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    Wow, how is it that CT always gets opinions only from people who wish to remain anonymous?

  • 44
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    The president was left without much options, he tried to get his message across in a peaceful democratic manner however the megalomaniac MARA does not understand that language.

    MARA faction was planning to bring the country to a standstill should they fail to achieve their objectives through elections. These actions by the President as head of the party is a preemptive strike to quell such aspiration. This should also help to make post election period much more peaceful.

    Well done Mr. President !

    Next blow to MARA will be delivered once the election results are out. MARA will have no options but decline to accept his MP position as he will not bow down to MS the President to sit in the back benches of Parliament. Ultimately that will be good of all Sri Lankans, including each and every “Baiya” (numbers will be revealed)

    • 1
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      “The president was left without much options, he tried to get his message across in a peaceful democratic manner however the megalomaniac MARA does not understand that language”.

      President has not gauged the mind of the majority and was not successful in getting his message across to them. He is acting like a dictator within a short time and people are reacting. With his small minded mentality he cannot think himself as a responsible leader of a country. He is resorting to village thug tactics. People don’t see him as a democratic leader but as a vengeful megalomaniac. MR is a man of the people and is more democratic and is not a megalomaniac as the western media tries to show.

  • 17
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    Hope, everything will settle down as soon as the results are out, and the right people from the National List will be chosen by the UPFA.

  • 20
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    He has done what he must have done before giving the nomination papers.

  • 13
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    Coming colours no good…Power hungry “Pabaya” has gone KoKoo!!!…sacked his 2 political advisors(DMJ/RW) that were appointed couple of months ago and he is doing his best to cripple MR and keep his promise to his buddies(LGBT Community). Pabaya needs to be sent to the kubura where he belongs and let the birds and the crows shit on his head.

    • 2
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      It’s called ‘Pambaya’ not Pabaya. Then, it is ‘Kumbura’ Not ‘kubura’ . Are sri lankan?

  • 25
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    “the ends justify the means”, if the goal is morally important enough, any method of achieving it is acceptable. Keeping Mahinda and his vultures would certainly qualify in my book…….well done Mr. President!!

  • 36
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    A very good timely move by the President.

    If he did this in advance, that can be a good opportunity to come as a separate party and challenged the election.

    Well done President.

    Hereafter no need to wait and see. With few members who respect the leadership, can go for a unity government and fulfill the demand of people ie, good governance.

    Also routing medicine will not work for madness and therefore controlling the mad dogs is need of the time. And president did that in a wise manner.

    Again well done Mr President. Thank you.

  • 6
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    WELL DONE. Get rid of all the “PARASITES” and clean the stable. The country needs this type of NO NONSENSE MANAGEMENT. Hopefully those around you too would get the MESSAGE.

  • 0
    4

    I wish unp will win but I’m not sure whether they can.
    if exit poll is right the srilanka is doomed

  • 2
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    Bull shit……

  • 1
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    Did these 25 new CC members contribute anything worthwhile for the victory of the SLFP/UPFA? This low minded puppet throws out people who worked for the party like a dictator and appoints his stooges to satisfy his western handlers. Where is democracy and voice of the people?

  • 4
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    MS is playing cards well. This will be the end of the road for hypocrites like GL, Dilan, Dimu, Rajeeva etc. They will not be appointed to the National list which UPFA will get not more than 8.

  • 4
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    There are NO EXIT Polls in Sri Lanka. UNP will win by a landslide.

  • 1
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    May triple gem bless the country by making UPFA OUTRIGHT WINNER of the General Elections.

    Long Live Unitary Sri Lanka
    Long Live Patriotic Masses of Sri Lanka
    Long Live UPFA
    Long Live our Legendary Leader Mahinda Rajapaksha

    It is very clear now why Maithripala is taking so many totally desperate actions as he knows the inevitable out come of elections through intelligence.

    His actions, which are against the VERY CONSTITUTION he supposed to up hold whilst taking Oath, are Impeachable.

    At the midnight stroke with the election results pouring in, A New Sri Lanka will dawn when others in the world fast a sleep.

    Once again Long Live Unitary Sri Lanka for the benefit of all the people considered as their Motherland.

  • 2
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    Stop Lying. There have never been Exit polls in Sri Lanka. The indicators are a massive victory for the UNP

  • 3
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    Those who are laughing today will be the very same people
    who will cry in the months to come.

    Why have an election spending Rs 3 billion or more? Maithripala
    Sirisena could have simply issued a decree that he will get
    Ranil Wickremesinha to form a government.

    Why do we have laws, conventions and time honoured traditions.
    MS, the gobaya, has broken all of them.

  • 1
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    One does not have to be a dictator to do what is required to be done depending on the circumstances.Political history is full of events and episodes that could be taken as examples. People who know less about those should better exercise some caution in their remarks.
    there are things for which leaders and heads of parties are praised or blamed.Any justified comment depends on what exactly is the root cause for any action taken by them.
    The distance between how one should live and how one does live is so wide that a man who neglects what is actually done for what should be done moves towards self destruction rather than self preservation.The fact is that a person who wants act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.Therefore if a leader wants to maintain his rule he must be prepared not to be virtuous ,and to make use of this or not according to need.
    One has to be careful and rather choosy in selecting what is right and correct for safeguarding the state.
    This is because , taking everything onto account, one will find some of the things that appear to be virtues will , if practiced ruin him , and some of the things that appear to be bad will bring him security and prosperity!
    Whether you are loved or feared for what you are doing it is safe and prudent to assess the impacts with your own commitment.
    I think the President is doing the correct thing as the chairman of SLFP.history will absolve him.
    Rusiripala

  • 5
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    Mr President. You have demonstrated your power vested by people upon you. It is your political maturity and experience. Country must be protected from these thugs. Let honest, educated people come into parliament. Cleaning politics is a must.

  • 2
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    The day that democracy died! This is what happens when you vote an 8th grader into power, he never learnt the concept of democracy that was taught in grade 9

  • 3
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    Mara supporting groups will not understand the language of GOOD GOVERNANCE spoken by Maithiri and even the word translated to MAITHIRI PALANAYA or YAHA PALANAYA for the simple reason non violent, soft spoken truth with much much less words is not their language;as long as their minds fixed to businesses that have far better prospect with the style of Prachanda Mara, and no respect to the country, their voters, and above all to their Political Party and its legal leadership.
    Therefore His Excellency has timely spoken their language the way only they can understand, for the benefit of the party above all for the Nation.
    GOOD GOVERNANCE or YAHA PALANAYA is for the people of this country not for the mud saddled buffaloes who adamantly refuse to respect their democratically elected National upon that their legal Party Leader.
    Well done President, for sake of the Nation that would prosper in peaceful path.

  • 5
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    The President has taken this decision knowing very well that upfa will be the losers at the 2015 Parliamentary Election

  • 3
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    Mithree should have removed them soon after he assumed duties as the president of the SLFP. he failed to understand that crooks cannot be tamed through Dhamma.

  • 4
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    Correction

    Mara supporting groups will not understand the language of GOOD GOVERNANCE spoken by Maithiri and even the word translated to MAITHIRI PALANAYA or YAHA PALANAYA for the simple reason non violent, soft spoken truth with much much less words is not their language;as long as their minds fixed to the businesses that have far better prospect with the style of Prachanda Mara, and no respect to the country, their voters, and above all to their Political Party and its legal leadership.
    Therefore His Excellency has timely spoken their language the way only they can understand, for the benefit of the party above all for the Nation
    GOOD GOVERNANCE or YAHA PALANAYA is for the people of this country not for the mud saddled buffaloes who adamantly refuse to respect their democratically elected National Leader upon that their legal Party Leader.
    Well done President, for sake of the Nation prosper in peaceful path.

  • 2
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    “….a long standing democracy advocate who wished to remain anonymous told Colombo Telegraph”. If he is a democracy advocate and wishes to remain anonymous why did you quote him then?

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