No Ministers in my Cabinet can be bought for dollars or pounds – President
“In my Cabinet there are no Ministers who can be bought with dollars or pounds. The West is keen to see that the country is run by a spineless leader who is ready to dance to their tune. Certain countries want to create a puppet regime here. But, I must say that our people are not ready to elect such a person as their leader to run the affairs of this country.” “I will win this Presidential election. No one is a challenge to me and I am confident of winning, no matter who comes from the Opposition,said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President was speaking at a well attended meeting to felicitate Investment Promotion Minister Lakhsman Yapa Abeywardene who completes 25 years in politics. The Rajatha Mahima Felicitation ceremony to fete Minister Lakhsman Yapa Abeywardene was held at the Sanath Jayasuriya Sports Esplanade in Matara yesterday.
The President said there are rumours to say that he would be dragged to The Hague to be tried before the International Court of Justice. The Al Jezeera TV station had reported it.
“As the saying ‘none will build houses in the cemetery if they fear the devil’ goes, if I was afraid of Pirabhakaran like those leaders before me, I too would have stayed without doing anything to defeat the LTTE. But, I did defeat the LTTE and I was not afraid of Pirabhakaran,” the President added.
He also said that those who cannot take criticism kill those who criticize them like they did to Richard de Soyza and the Dehiwala Municipal Council member who was shot by unknown gunman. Any one can produce a drama against me and I have the guts to enjoy it, unlike the leaders of the past.
Some Sunday newspapers are very critical of me and the very same newspapers say that there is no freedom,” President added.
“Crossovers from one political party to another is very common and there is nothing surprising about it.
We all know what happened to those who left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in the past,” the President said.
Members of the Maha Sangha and other religious leaders along with Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Chandrasiri Gajadherra,Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekera, Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal de Silva were also present.
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Jayaweva to our Hon President! May the Good Lord bless and keep him! My prayers are with him daily for an overwhelming win. Let the traitors hang themselves as Judas did.
Yes President. That will be the main reason when I ask my family and friends to vote for you. You are not perfect. But you haven’t done a job that is not worse than what your predecessors have done.
Richard de Soysa….that reminds me, where is Pradeep Ekneligoda? People heard a helicopter and a thud in the Negombo Lagoon the day Pradeep went missing.
We dont mind whoever wins, according to headline i would say , whyto buy the mahindas ministers? They are being getting commissions in dollars in each n every project like 40 to 50 %. Another name for this gov is comgov.sold every thing for their commissions ,they never mind about the future of the nation.
Did you mention in any stage that you would stop corruption and bribery in the country ? No, never. Because you can’t do it as you are the best example for corruption. You need ethanol, heroin and currupted group which is the reason for Minster Janaka Bandara’s crying in public and Hirunika and other politicians famous comments against you.
How much is the annual loss of Mihiniair, Airlanda, and petroleum corp. etc. How much you waste for foreign trips ? Did you give your expenditure of foreign trips to the parliamentarian ?
Let’s see whether no any minister to be bought .
I don’t understand one thing, If Mr. Sirisena is handing over his victory (if he wins) to Mr. Ranil, why all the SLFP and UPFA ministers and supporters targeting Mr. Sirisena?
Rather than using weapons against him, better show the other way what Mr. Ranil can do and will do after receiving the power. Their own people have resigned and crossed over when he was supporting to Norway and in the matter of LTTE discussions.
So it will give upper hand rather than trying to pull legs of Mr. Sirisena.
Hope they goes on correct way before its too late.
As it is Mahinda is hanging on every street lamp post. No wonder its going to be his permanent place at the rate his MP’s are deserting him. Lies cant last forever. According to your conscience you know you are bluffer