President will not allow the return of state terror – Sajith
President Maithripala Sirisena, who risked his own life to save the country from despotism, will never betray the people’s mandate and allow the return of state terror and dictatorship, Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa said.
The Minister, at a ceremony to open newly constructed ‘Madeena Nagar’ in Anuradhapura yesterday, made the above observation with reference to speculation that the President together with the Joint Opposition (JO) was discussing to form a “caretaker government”.
He noted that the return of the JO to power would only mean the dawn of a “Hitler era” where dictatorship and state terror rules.
“The President, knowing the bitter truth that he would be ‘six feet under’ if he lost the January 8, 2015 polls, bravely came forward to end the destructive rule of the previous regime. He put his country before his party and left the SLFP in which he was the General Secretary. He was well aware of the terror, suppression and cruelty of the rule that prevailed.
He had seen the price former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake had to pay for going against the then administration.
Yet he accepted the challenge to be the Common Candidate on behalf of the country when nobody else dared to. He restored democracy and social justice by toppling the then Government with the people’s franchise. We have a tendency to forget that past,” Minister Premadasa recalled.
“I am convinced that the President is well aware of the ambitions of the JO and that he would not sell the hard-won people’s mandate for a cheap price. While we are ever grateful to the President for the sacrifice he made, we also see that those who were defeated in the elections are conspiring to come back to power through a ‘caretaker government’. The JO members’ greed for power is for their own selfish reasons of maintaining their opulent lifestyles and special privileges. This defeated group is having meeting after meeting to form a ‘caretaker government’, but I am confident that the President will not betray his mandate at any cost,” Minister Premadasa remarked.
The Minister however warned the public to understand the political theatrics and the duplicity of some UPFA MPs who struggle for their political survival.
(Source: Daily News)
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Sajith. You damb shit. It is not upto My3 who wins the election. It is upto the general public. Do you really beleive that My3 really risked his life. If you do then you are more stupid than I imagined.did you evercask your self what My3 was doing side bt side for so many years that he was with MR. Did he not really know that MR was so bad all those years with MR and then all of a sudden realised that he has to save the country. Not that he wanted the top job. Please do not display your ignorance with your stupid comments.
Sajith you are damb shit like your father. At least there are somethings LTTE did right.
Spot on, the Gamrala built family empire in Pollonnaruwa for 10 long years and cut R Family throats and pretended to be Lilly White, one term only President in 2015.
Now, he is going around begging for opportunity to meet with R family so that he can continue for another term.
The R family may be crooks but they certainly have b*****. They will wring the Lilly White’s neck when the time comes.