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UPFA Nominations Hit Fresh Snag Due To ‘Rejected List’: MR Demands Nomination For Abhayaramaya Cabal

Nominations of the United People’s Freedom Alliance hit a fresh snag today when President Maithripala Sirisena opposed giving nomination to 10 stalwarts of the pro – Rajapaksa camp, including Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.

Mahinda Pic courtesy Namal's FacebookFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa had insisted that all members of the “Abhayaramaya cabal”, including Ranatunga, should be given nomination from the UPFA to contest the election. Rajapaksa said he would pull out of the UPFA and contest from a separate front if the UPFA failed to meet his demand.

Rajapaksa was expected to sign his nomination papers today at 2.10 pm. However, due to differences of opinion signing of nominations had to be postponed at the last moment.

Ranatunga’s nominations have been rejected on the grounds that two of his siblings-namely Arjuna Ranatunga and Ruwan Ranatunga – will contest from the UPFA for the Gampaha district. Other Rajapaksa supporters have been denied nominations on the basis that bribery, corruption and criminal charges have been levelled against him.

UPFA soure confirmed that Mervyn Silva, Duminda Silva, Sarana Gunawardena and Sajin Vass Gunawardena would not receive nomination from the coalition led by President Sirisena. Addressing a press conference held at the SLFP headquarters this morning, UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha said some ex – MPs would not receive nominations from the party.

Meanwhile, sources close to President Sirisena said he had convened a meeting for civil society activists who supported him at the last Presidential election before finalising UPFA nominations. The meeting was expected to take place tonight at the President’s residence in Colombo.

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    Only the double Silvas’ and double Gunawardanas’ in the rejected list ? MY3 ,we couldn’t believe what we are hearing nowadays , weren’t you the one who said no nominations for the criminals any more from the blue party ? apparently Ranil has given nominations to Kamal Addaraarachci ,who has a very blemished history,to contest this election . where is all that big talk now ? both MY3 and Ranil trying to secure their own side by ignoring the fundamental principles .this is power politics !

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      Srilal,

      Time is ripe to get rid of not just that “Comeback Kid Wannabe” from Hambantota.

      But also, Ranil & MY3 as well perhaps. And a whole lot of 2nd tier corrupt, & tired cronies in both SLFP & UNP.

      Sri Lanka will never progress at the pace required, if we keep re-cycling the same untrustworthy clowns to lead this nation. Again and again. Decade after decade.

      Cheers!

      PS: Sri Lankan voters are dumb. Quit blaming cunning politicians from SLFP & UNP who profit from stupidity.

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        Dear Ben ,My thoughts are the same,oh why oh why is our land soo cursed man? why do we the citizens have to go through this shit

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      Historical reality of Sri Lankan politics is that the voters tend to elect all such `criminals’. This is the reason for leaders of parties to give nominations to such people.

      I think the voters have a bigger responsibility than the politicians during the elections to reject them. Merely accusing party leaders is not enough.

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      Here is how MR swindled the Tax payers’ money , [Edited out]

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      Maithri is a fine man, but if Rajapaksas overun his camp, I will foget Bondgate and vote UNP, or forget past and plum for JVP.

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    What a wonderful news that Mahinda is going to contest. I am going to have sleepless night.

    I am going to Ganapathy temple near my house to do a special archanai and to book a agni pooja for Mahinda’s victory today.

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      Nirmal – Careful, thunder may strike on your way back from Pooja.

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        Lanka Watch

        The Archanail was done very well yesterday.

        I have booked a Kaali pooja at the temple coming Saturday on the advise of the priest.

        Kaali is a loving God and will not punish those who do pooja for her. Pooja will be combined with special Theepa Arathanai for Sanian. The purpose you know is for Mahinda to win. I will break 99 coconuts to invoke the real blessings for Mahinda.

        The priest has advised me to dress like Kaali for the pooja. I will not comb my hair or tie a knot. Just imagine how effective the pooja will be. I will be singing Kaali songs and do a Kaali dance (devil dance) holding a bunch of Venbu braches with leaves.

        I will be providing Annathanam (Dansala) after the pooja for 150 devotees. Please join me.

        With all these Mahinda has to win.

  • 11
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    mahinda jaravassa for the betterment of the country for the betterment of the people to create peaceful law abiding citizens, for the sake of the future generation, to create equanimity within different races and religions, to reduce alcoholism, to reduce drug addiction, to reduce stealing of public wealth, to created positions based on education, etc PLEASE RETIRE FROM POLITICS. GO HOME. DRINK KASSIPPU, HANG YOUR SELF WITH THE REST OF THE FAMILY! DONT BOTHER THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENZ TRYING TO CREATE A JUST SOCIETY. KILL YOURSELF AND YOUR SONS AND BROTHERS AND COUSINS. PLEAZE GEEEEZE enough is enough!

  • 10
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    Fact is that SLFP is full of corrupt clowns including its main office barers Susil Premajayntha, Mahinda Yapa, Bandulla gunawardena etc.

    SLFP today is a party of corrupt thugs and crooks who have thrived under Mahinda Jarapassa’s stinking family dictatorship…

    NImal Siripala, is a fat TUB and was corrupt when minister of health..

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      Is SLFP is full corrupt clown the UNP must be full of brain dead clowns.

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        Check their educational qualifications, you’ll see who’s who.

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      Are you blind to the corruption that has bee taking place during this government. Please see COPE report. MS saved RW from an impeachment and called for elections to save him from embarrassment. RW has proved he is not so clean after all and Ravi K the biggest crook in SL history.

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    RE: UPFA Nominations Hit Fresh Snag Due To ‘Rejected List’: MR Demands Nomination For Abhayaramaya Cabal

    “Ranatunga’s nominations have been rejected on the grounds that two of his siblings-namely Arjuna Ranatunga and Ruwan Ranatunga – will contest from the UPFA for the Gampaha district. Other Rajapaksa supporters have been denied nominations on the basis that bribery, corruption and criminal charges have been levelled against him.

    What is the problem with Maitripala Sirisena?

    Isn’t Mahinda Rajapaksa a crook, the Head Crook? Just Dump him. This is Double Standards.

    Maitripala Sirisena can turn into a Leader and a Statesman, or turn into the greatest spineless wimp, liar and, coward and trainer Sri Lanka has since Independence.

    To be or not to be a Statesman or a wimp?

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      Well,MS has already claimed all those Titles.What a let down

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    RE: UPFA Nominations Hit Fresh Snag Due To ‘Rejected List’: MR Demands Nomination For Abhayaramaya Caba

    Double Standards of Maitripala Sirisena, ……..

    Unconscionable uncouth Maithripala the local Judas breaks Biblical Judas’ record : Betrays all and sundry just within 180 days !

    Through the grape wine……

    It is with deep regret we report a biggest betrayal in world history that was committed in our own midst by none other than a leader of our own country most unconscionably and heartlessly, whereby he had instantly plunged the country into doom and gloom. The individual responsible for this greatest betrayal ever is no less a person than the president of Sri Lanka, Pallawatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena who hails from a village in Polonnaruwa.

    Maithripala Yapa Sirisena has yesterday(07) night given his consent most shamelessly to grant nominations to Asia’s most infamous crooked ,murderous, corrupt Mahinda Rajapakse and his den of thieves who were chased away on the 8 th of January, (that is 180 days ago) with the support of 6.2 million patriotic voters including Sinhalese , Tamils and Muslims who toiled and made supreme sacrifices to install Maithripala as the president. This greatest betrayer in history has now gone into hiding being unable to face the people and their fury , and is avoiding making an announcement.

    It is learnt that Maithripala had stooped this low to commit this betrayal because of the many million dollars bribe given to him by China. In this connection more details with evidence will come to light shortly.

    Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge who worked with absolute commitment ; Arjuna who left SLFP with Maithripala , M.K. D.S Gunawardena , Duminda Dissanayake ,Rajitha , as well as senior SLFP ers who joined with the common opposition , along with a number of leaders including Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Sobitha Thera , met on 5 th July at Mrs. Chandrika’s residence, when Maithripala had assured most solemnly , nominations will not be granted to Medamulana Rajapakse . Yet , yesterday night Maithripala had once again kicked out his solemn pledge (for which he is well noted) as though it is his favorite occupation to lick the people discarded deposed leader , Mahinda.

    When Maithripala met with Ranil Wickremesinghe privately on the 6 th , the former vowed that nominations will not be granted to the Rajapakses. Prior to this , Lanka e news reported , when Maithripala was returning by helicopter from Matara after laying the foundation stone for the expressway , that he told the Prime minister ‘ I shall not allow the Medamulana dogs to come back’

    After making all these pledges and aftre giving undertakings , the same Maithripala has decided yesterday night to enter into wedlock with the same rabid dogs , after saying ‘ I shall not allow the Medamulana dogs to come back’

    Mahinda and Namal for Hambantota – Basil out
    It has been decided to grant nominations to Mahinda and Namal , while Basil will not be contesting the forthcoming elections. Both Mahinda and Namal should contest elections from Hambantota only , and Mahinda cannot take part in the election campaign nationally, Maithripala had stipulated, yet abiding by this condition is unlikely.

    Although it is planned that Dallas Alahaperuma and M K D S Gunawardena are to be appointed through the national list , it is doubted whether the latter will accept that. Heeding the request finally made to refrain from giving nominations at least to the group of 12 anti Mahinda rogues, the signing of nomination papers at the Mahaweli complex from today has been postponed.( the name list of the 12 rogues will be revealed later)

    With this record breaking betrayal of Maithripala , the group that joined with the SLFP for a true government of good governance are driven into an unspeakable dilemma. The individual who played a main role , Arjuna Ranatunge is most disappointed , and it is likely that he will contest under the UNP.

    Hela Urumaya spits into two
    Following the decision of the greatest betrayer of all times, the JHU had split into two. Athureliya Rathane Thera alias Ecstasy Rathane and Asoka Abeygunawardena are aligned with Medamulana crooks – obviously birds of a feather flock together, while a group including Champika have opposed that , and stated they should contest under a new Front , which Front they recently launched.

    In the whole wide world there has never been in its history , a betrayer who within this short period of taking over the reins, so traitorously Nad uncoscionably committed a betrayal that is as ruthless as is monumental as did Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena . Even Biblical Judas the greatest betrayer of all times has been put to shame by this modern hypocritical local ‘Judas’.

    Stories are doing the rounds that Biblical Judas came out from his infernal hell to congratulate local Judas after learning that the latter has broken his satanic record . When leaving he has patted his record breakng pal on the back and said ,’keep it up’ . Naturally there is a fear among the people that if Maithri follows his pal’s advice , the country is headed for a holocaust.

    Maithripala after eating hoppers with Mahinda at the Temple Trees before elections , began maligning Mahinda and exposing all Mahinda’s corruption and crimes after coming out. Subsequently he ingratiated himself with the people and the political parties that made supreme sacrifices to make him the president . Now like how he double crossed Mahinda , he has now double crossed those who propelled him to the position he is now in. Of course for Maithri when he was with Mahinda the brutal ,corrupt ,murderer of a leader , double crossing each other was one thing , but now double crossing the people and the parties that put him on the pedestal is an entirely different thing , and more simple too for Maithri , in order to once again join with the same criminal corrupt leader who he earlier on rejected in toto as a criminal and corrupt ex president .It is a pity all brutal leaders of the past including Hitler and Stalin who double crossed each other , and then the people have come by a horrific end . In Maithri’s case , he must be thinking he is cleverer than all of them , not realizing he has dug his own grave.

    Maithripala made the mistake of twisting his tongue and changing his stance once too many. His changing his policies like a chameleon changing colors every minute of the day made him look a buffoon before the world.Though the Mahinda SLFP team that was opposed to villainous corrupt brutal Mahinda was committed to changing the leadership of the UPFA and SLFP that was acting beyond their control, appointing new secretaries , and preparing a nomination list sans rogues , Maithripala on the other hand yesterday night (08) casting aside all these moves , took a most obnoxious decision betraying the entire nation not with any sincere political agenda but because of the huge kickbacks offered to him by China. His evasive , secretive conduct and double speak are proof because Maithri never took any steps to strengthen Mahinda and his villainous team of rogues. By this traitorous move , Maithri is not gaining anything politically either.The only benefit is the Chinese bribe.

    A buffoon only capable of tomfoolery
    The future political landscape has undergone a change following this historic betrayal, owing to the immensity , hypocrisy and atrocity packed in it.

    Consequently , the UNP has also been compelled to put aside its future agendas designed towards a national government .The UNP leaders are also of the view that a national government cannot be formed under any circumstance with a UPFA that is trailing Mahinda Rajapakse.

    The aspirations and hopes of the national force based on the victory on 8 th January had been blasted because of the betrayal committed by just one bestial individual . However the UNP the main political force , the civil organizations, the artistes and professional organizations that were responsible for the January 8 th rainbow revolution are not going to allow the clock to be turned back just because a traitorous betrayal was committed by a local Judas who succeeded in going so far as to beat even the Biblical Judas. Therefore they are having joint discussions to decisively defeat the two pronged villiany and treachery of Maithri and Mahinda duo. A large number of honest SLFP leaders have already expressed their consent to build up an extensive broad based people’s force .To this force that has gained in experience defeating a tenacious brutal corrupt regime , eradicating a single enemy again is no difficult task .They are highly optimistic this can be accomplished with consummate ease.

    It is very unfortunate that Maithripala Sirisena who received acclaims and accolades internationally as a leader who succesfully steered ahead the rainbow revolution , has within a short period owing to his buffalo mentality and political buffoonery destroyed that reputation in just one night . Now he has gone down in history as a world’s most infamous political leader who just in 180 days disgraced himself and wrought destruction ruthlessly on the country and his political career.

  • 6
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    There appears to be a very suave stratagem by President Maithree to make MR keep himself(Rajapakse)out of the UPFA list.

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      The point that CHANAKYAN is making is that MR’s support for the rogues may well prove his undoing. The point is well taken and I hope that CHANAKYAN is correct in his assessment.

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    Dear Mr. President,

    Please grow some balls. Please let Ali Baba & 40 thieves contest under their own banner.

    Days when defeated ex-dicatator held us to ransom are supposed to be over.

    Cheers!

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      Ben Hurling

      Just imagine what would happen if MR and his cronies form a majority in the Parliament.

      Just imagine he appoint his experienced war criminal to the post of Defense Secretary.

      Just imagine GR unleashing his attack dogs, Stormtroopers, Gestapo, Grease Yakkas, ……….. worse Gnanasara, Mervyn, Malaka, Dayan, Vasu, Weerawansa, ………..

      Just imagine Gota suspending the constitution and declaring state of emergency.

      Just imagine …….

      Just imagine …….

      It just so happens Gota finds arms and ammunition in Ranil’s house, Srisena’s driver was an ex LTTE cadre, ………..

      Just imagine Dayan finding international conspiracy through out the island, outside, in his kitchen under his bed, …..

      Daily news publishing a photograph depicting CV Vigneshwaran and R Sampandan were being trained by RAW in Uttar Pradesh ………..

      Just imagine Weerawansa imposing sanctions on Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Youtube, ……… Hindia, Europe, USA, Canada, …………

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      Dear Mr. President, RE: Ben Hurling Suggestion

      ” Please grow some balls. Please let Ali Baba & 40 thieves contest under their own banner. “

      [Edited out]

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      Right on, Ben. All this waffling by the President is doing nothing to inspire any confidence in those 6.2 million of us who voted for change and hoped for substantial actions during those 100 days that promised so much. One wonders if he is being held back by Ranil (for reasons as yet undisclosed, perhaps with a grand plot in mind?), or if there is some other reason to do with ‘party’, or something else we are kept unaware of.

      Whatever the reason, he should not allow there to be all these doubts creeping in with regard to his strength as President or his fear of Rajapakse and his hangers-on. The country must come before ‘Party’ and he must live up to his promises or he will be wiped out by the dreaded guys who he feared would bury him six feet under for opposing them in the event he lost last January.

      Time for a show of will and strength.

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    I feel we should consider average people have very less information than higher ups. There are different types of people educated or some are frauds.Therefore the responsibility of higher ups passing to average people and say your vote is more important is not sensible at a critical time. Ara ape aya kiyanne kara arinawa kiyala ewata thamai

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    MR Demands…

    sounds like the last call…

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      Rajash

      MR must demand and get what he wants.

      I will make my last call to you near enough to the voting day to solidly support MR.

  • 1
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    MR wants all his cronies with him. Next he would demand Please. P.M.’s post followed by Presidency.

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    There is yet much uncertainty about the SLFP/UPFA nominations including that of MR. Dharisha Bastians writing in the Financial Times of even date, provides a good insight into the behind the scenes turmoil. I think we have to wait for a few more days patiently before making hudgements on MS and his moves, motives, silence and personality, while pressing on him to play right by the people who elected him.

    http://www.ft.lk/article/443383/Nomination-nightmares-

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    Wonder why these Civil society activists still want to meet with MS when he has blatantly lied to and betrayed their Trust.Never in the History of Sri Lankan politics we have come across a Leader who has been lying so much.
    Please redirect all your efforts to ensure this country does not go back to the Dark era once again.Let MS wallow in his own mud for the remainder of his term and go back to Polonnaruwa and spend his time sitting at Parakrama Samudraya.

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    Can anyone tell me a wrong thing that Mahinda and Co. did not do?
    Shamelessly mahinda is in my3 nomination list. Can you all remember what my3 vomitted as promises to get elected as president?
    Now can anyone see any difference between these two animals.

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    UNP should win the election and RW should continue as PM. UPFA and SLFP are to be thrown to dustbin.

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    Suggest President makes no more comments and mislead the public on nominations as the two secys. will do the needful. He has to only
    sign the paper work. That is the job of a puppet president.

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    We dont need either UNP or SLFP but a good governance and that is what my3 promised. By prioratising SLFP instead of the country President is doing a great historical mistake. Who the hell wanted my3 as SLFP chairman?

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    There is a double game being played but it is not a local one. Looks like a Chinese counter attack. They got caught off guard when their man lost decisively. The west cheered at the outcome and welcomed MS. Now it seems MS has done a double deal. Typical sinhalese mentality. There is a reason why this country can never prosper.

  • 0
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    This is all because SLFP and UPFA is bankrupt. No money to run an Election. MR has the money, dangled his 3, to MY3.

    I do not think they even have money to submit nominations. He has given nominations to all the people who has money. Johnny is an example.

    Few days back I think Ranil hinted this, when he said “Banda” mortgaged his property for Party.

  • 0
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    Mahinda lost the presidential elections because allegations of
    corruption of billions. people has realized it is a big lie.
    With the bond scam this govt has openly caused daylight robbery.
    all development work has stopped. Economy is in doldrums. so 6M.people
    who voted against Mahinda like Sarath silva has now realized they made a mistake. they are waiting to correct the mistake. So Let Mahinda contest. people will decide

  • 0
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    MS had no voter base and he won the election with UNP, Other community, Minor parties, few of his own & progressive thinking people in the country. By acting against the objective of those who gave him mandate to overturn MR’s corrupted government of gangsters, he has reduced his mandate to Three to Four lacks his own little and became a zero. Because he has understood that he is incapable or uninterested he may be trying to give it back to MR or Ranil whoever who will get majority.He seems to be happy for inflicting a change and equally worried about 58 lacks voted for corruption and other criminal offences & his collegues MPs of that kind. The worst experiment and the disdainful term of presidency we ever had.Waste of money and an opportunity to solve country’s crucial crime, drug, corruption, low and order, economic & social issues related problems.Now back to a squaire one as we have less hopes on extreme capitalists too. Exponential democracy a new word for his compatinate governance so looks.

  • 0
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    Absolute jock. MR and his gang have indulged in those unlowful acts, corruption, fraude, political killings all written down the lane to dynasty which was stopped half way.You cant expect better things from them. These are deliberately relaxed and this country needs a government to probe and do the justice to those victims the public and put a stop to repeating.
    The victory was people’s and this time the only alternative is to reject MR and MS both to stop or slow down a reversal.
    Country needs educated leaders with a character, integrity and a vision of economic and social development. Not these rogues who have no focused thinking of what country needs. Brought up in the culture of last few decades. Let us start a journy to find some by supporting those who were instrumental in Jan 8 change. Keep that momentum and rogues in any party would be rejected by people.

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