Sirisena offers to form national govt: Sirikotha Welcome for Common Candidate
Opposition Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, yesterday.
Sirisena, flanked by UNP national leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe, Chairman of the Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and several other MPs, addressed a gathering there for the first time.
Sirisena also opened an election operation office at Sirikotha to handle the Opposition’s presidential election campaign.
UPFA Vanni district MP Hunais Farook joined the UNP, pledging his support to Maithripala Sirisena.
Farook, who was a member of Minister Rishad Bathuideen led All Ceylon Makkal Congress, contested at the 2010 General Election on the UPFA ticket. He is the seventh government MP to have defected from the UPFA to support Sirisena’s presidential bid.
Addressing UNP electoral organisers and members, former SLFP General Secretary Sirisena, said that a national government would be formed after his victory at the January 08 poll.
He said that the UNP and SLFP defectors would lead that government set up for 100 days and other political parties, too, would be invited to join it.
“We will form a national government for 100 days and it will include all political parties which represent Parliament at present,” Sirisena said.
He said they would scrap the executive presidency within 100 days.
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Dear Sri Lankan voters,
Before you cast your vote, Just think of the past and compare. The time what was the country, society and your (or your parent’s – if you had been a child then) experience like during the era of JR jayawardena (and STF and paramilitaries), R.Premadasa, Chandrika and Ranil (in association with Erik Solheim).
Then think the jubilation and mad hype you watched on your televisions in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yugoslavia (after Tito), Parts of Syria and Ukraine after deposing those dictators and restoring democracy with the aid and weapons from the West and the international community (ie. USA and UK). Then just bother to look at how the people in those countries are doing now. JUST OPEN YOUR EYES AND THINK BEFORE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE, BECAUSE WHAT YOU DO IS IRREVERSIBLE AND IT WILL BE YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS reaping the harvest of your action. When one plant a crop, it takes time to give harvest. In the mean while you have to fight diseases and drought etc. Nobody is perfect. Select the lease imperfect as well as the safest pair of hands to guide Sri Lanka.
Dear Sri Lankan voters,
This lady Indra is trying to cheat you.
Before you cast your vote, please think what Rajapanse family did for the country. He destroyed the country completely.
Chandiraka Kumarathunga and R.Premadasa and J.R. did not appoint their relatives as ambassadors, did not release criminals under presidential pardon.
If Maithreepala would win, Sri Lanka will not become Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yugoslavia (after Tito), Parts of Syria and Ukraine.
They are different cases but this stupid lady Indra interpret in different way to cheat people in the country.
Hela-urumaya does not help to destroy the country.
Appointing family members is not a crime as long as they have not parachuted into post from home.Having Basil and Gotha in the government is always portrayed as nepotism by the West and MR haters. It is about what you you see everything in the colour you choose to wear in your spectacles. Gotha and Basil was in the government ant the army well before MR came to politics. have they done a bad job in there posts before they came to MR’s government? who cheat here? If Chandrika’s fraction constantly undermining and slowing down his work, what is wrong in MR having people he can rely on around him? He too got a five year term to finish work and go before the voter before the next election.
Is it only MR in the world have relatives in the government position?
Who said MR has done everything perfectly? If asking voters to compare and think deep before casting the vote can get intelligent people like Basnayaka running around, throwing insults, I’ll leve it to the readers to decide the quality and the status of mind of Anti-MR supporters.
Basnayake, If MR destroyed the country completely, why don’t you come and explain why the economic indicators by no-srilankan-politic sources like world bank, Fitch Ratings for Sri Lanka and inward foreign invesment has gone up under Mahinda Rajapaksha? Come on intelligent man, please explain where have they gone wrong.
//…..he destroyed the country completely……?// Did he? //If mytreepala would win, Srilanka will not become iraq, libya……? // Are you sure? These words are coming from your personal hateful and biased thoughts. MR was the leader who could protect Srilanka, despite his short comings. If he was not here, still people will be dying in wane. You’re living free today because of him! Don’t be a malicious man & be grateful of someone who you benefited! No one is perfect but we must compare the good & bad of a person. These common party makers were in power in the past and miserably failed to protect the country. There’s a big RISK of destroying the country, if they get power again. Hela urumaya not yet decided to help them. And as we know that Somarama also has killed SWRD, assuming it’s good for Srilanka. So, who are these political robe holders today?
Hello Indra and Amden,
Rajapakse contributed to defeat the LTTE but which is not the right to totally handle a big part of national income and waste money through Mihin Air and airlanka and so on.
His sons have become very rich. Judicial system in the country in in his control. Huge number of ambassadors are henchmen appointed by Rajapaske.
Indra foolish lady compares Sri Lanka with Yugoslavia. You ask Dayan jayathilaka and other intellectuals about this issue.
You could be benefiting from Rajapaske regime extremely.
Please give a reply to posting 4. above without displaying your foolishness and ignorance in each one of your postings.
The economic indicators are based on cooked up statistics produced by Central Bank’ Cabraal.
Independent analysts have confirmed Sri Lanka’s economy being in the doldrums with most capital investments directed at white elephant investments.
The country is paying heavily for loans at interest rates charged by Chinese Corporations, which are far above commercial rates.
The roads, ports and harbours are significantly under-utilised and/or not being used for enhancing economic activity.
In the typical Sri Lankan, the man stays at home doing “business” and looking after the kids while the woman is a slave in the Sheikdoms earning a pittance.
For the past 10 years, opportunities for reliable bread winning have shrunk. Affected worst are the village folk.
With earnings from traditional export products such as tea and rubber and clothes, shrinking rapidly, the mainstay of the economy is overseas remittance.
International agencies such as Fitch can only analyse the data released by the Central Bank. The quality of the data vomited by Cabraal’s Central Bank is just another fraud perpetrated by the current regime.
Many economists say that Sri Lanka is under intolerable debts and high interests already paying.
The citizens of the country nor the development experts demand construction of high ways in so extent but the small group politicians to earn black money.
But in your initial comment , you said Sri Lanka would be becoming a country like Iraq or Yugoslavia etc.
It is totally misleading readership.
Why don’t you speak about losses of Mihin air, airlanka, petroleum corporation, Electricity board which were explained by CORP.
Please don’t speak for your own benefits, you could be an educated one.