‘If Putin can, why can’t Rajapaksa?’ – Gammanpila
“If Vladimir Putin can become Prime Minister after serving as President of Russia, why not Mahinda Rajapaksa?”
This was the response of Udaya Gammanpila, leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU), a constituent of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party-led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), to a question why Mr. Rajapaksa chose to enter the electoral fray. He also wondered why a “tiny nation” could not experience what a “superpower” had.
Mr Putin, who is holding the post of President since 2012, occupied that post during 2000-2008 and became Prime Minister during 2008-2012. Mr Rajapaksa, who was President of Sri Lanka during November 2005 to January 2015, also held the post of Prime Minister from April 2004 to November 2005.]
Asserting that Mr. Rajpaksa was not “power hungry,” he recalled that the former President had “gracefully” conceded defeat following the Presidential elections in January and “peacefully” handed over the chairmanship of the SLFP to President Maithripala Sirisena within a week of the poll result. Claiming that Mr. Rajapaksa was the only leader who could “unify” the nation, the PHU leader said this was why constituents of the UPFA had invited him to contest the polls.
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Sri Lanka is not Russia!
A very decent question . This should have been posed at the very outset when some of the detractors started talking quite contemptuously about a retired president contesting for the chairmanship of village level ‘maranadara samithiya’ The mission of leading the motherland into greener pastures has been abruptly snatched away by national and inter national unpatriotic elements.
Hence to complete the mission most suitable person. has been chosen .
In the name of stability and prosperity of our Motherland, we wish him all the success.
putin is not dirty like MR he is a person that work for his poor people, your idiot gammanpila…
Gammanpila, you are always trying to compare an orange with an apple. If you want to be in politics learn to compare an apple with an apple and an orange with an orange. Putin is a man using resources of the country for the betterment of the nation. But, Mahinda is doing the same for his own family and all henchaias. This is the difference between them. Now what you are trying to do is, that you have no rope to hang yourself. Therefore you are doing all dirty political statements condemning your good old friend Champika and their party to say that you are a very good clean politician. But everyone knows how greedy you are for money and what you did at the last Presidential elections. We are very sorry about you.
But, it’s not late to accept the facts and correct yourself to accept by the people who are with a better understanding about the political culture of this country. Now don’t try to go around “VATIN PITIN AND INVOLVE WITH PUTIN’. Mahinda is Mahinda and the Thief is Thief. So Udaya we don’t want to see you departing from politics very soon. We want you to be in Sri Lankan Politics as much as you can. But remain as a Gentleman and don’t try to bark at others expenses.