Mahinda ready to be PM candidate
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that he would accept the people’s invitation to contest the next general election as the prime ministerial candidate.
In a message read out at yesterday’s mammoth rally held by UPFA rebels at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara the former President said that he would surely be on the rebel s’ platform a the next rally.
The former President’s message was read by former Minister and SLFP Vice President Dullas Alahapperuma.
Rajapaksa said his government had defeated the LTTE in 2009, but the present government was paving the way for its revival.
He alleged that out of 159 army camps in the Jaffna peninsula 59 had been removed. Now, the government was in the process of releasing some LTTE cadres in custody at present.
Rajapaksa said the present government’s pro-Ealam foreign policy would have to be defeated or the country would be in danger.
The former President said that all development projects including the Matara-Beliatte stretch of the Southern Expressway, the Matara-Kataragama railway, the Matara new town, the Northern Expressway, the Uma Oya Project, the Colombo Port city project had been stopped.
China and Russia had helped Sri Lanka defeat the LTTE, but the present government had stopped all Chinese-funded projects.
He said that the suspension by the incumbent government of the national development drive was the biggest blunder in the post-Independence Sri Lanka.
“No one can bring me down by levelling false allegations against me,” Rajapaksa said, asking the people to be ready to come forward to prevent the LTTE from raising its head again.
(Source: The Island)
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Yes the present government is leaning more towards the west to develop our limited resources. During MR leadership a lot was done to improve the infrastructure which will do a lot for development provided these works should be accompanied with lowering the costs of transport so that the rural people can market their produce to get a better income.
MR should rein in his ambitious sons and be role models for the next generations and not to act like playboys of the desert kingdoms. In this regard they should work their way from the grass roots and achieve some intellect and improve their limited knowledge.
Gotabhaya if ever he is to represent the people should live upto his name and go all out to rehabilitate Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and make Kandy for what it is a ….sacred place.
If MR is to be a worthy leader he should live up to the expectations of the people with the support from his family.
Form a new party with a new name and contest. You will win, 100% guarantee. Of course you have to see that a few thugs who were around you, should not be tolerated anymore.
Wish him all the best !
Yes its obvious there are few more resources to be robbed, pls come ,
thanha jayathi soko
yes,Mahinda must come again & start again his development work with Gotabhaya & must take our country to top! but to achieve his targets he will have to tame his sons & to driveout robbers who were around him last years.