SLFP committee decides on MR for PM post
The six-member committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has unanimously decided to nominate former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the party’s prime ministerial candidate no matter what President Maitripala Sirinsena’s views are on this matter, informed sources said.
SLFP Vice Chairman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly Cabinet meeting that the president had categorically stated that Mr. Rajapaksa would not be nominated for the general elections.
However, the committee comprising Chief Opposition Whip John Seneviratne, MPs Kumara Welgama, T.B. Ekanayake, Susil Premajayantha, Dilan Perera and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has decided otherwise and was expected to convey its position to the President yesterday.
Meanwhile, the other political parties promoting Mr. Rajapaksa’s candidacy for prime minister are said to be awaiting the stance of the President before deciding on the next step. The committee is expected to notify the President’s views on this matter.
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Huh!!! Democracy!! Yahapalanaya???? Stuff it in your ……… By the look of it since January 10th, even with all those unfounded ‘allegations’ , Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans had a better time under MR.
Sri Lankan political air is so polluted reminiscing the dark era of King Rajasinghe 11 where intrigues and counter intrigues were the order of the day, it is safer not to make any comments on the subject.
Regardless of what people say there is little doubt that MR provided the leadership to overcome 30 years of terrorism perpetrated by Prabhakaran which left tens of thousands left dead, dying and maimed. during which time we had a succession of presidents that paid lip service to the west rather than come up with a solution to resolve the problem.
With the Yahapalanaya the policies are reverting back to the old days and if this trends continue then we will be faced with a situation reminscent of what we faced in the nineties terrorism and with the Chinese out of the picture we will not have the resources to contain another uprising!
The problem with Mr Sirisena is that he is trying to please those who supported him in his campaign. His concept of yapalanaya sounds good on paper unfortunately the mentality of the Lankans are that of the provebial Andi Hathdenage Kenda heliya
No more resources left, MR pls go.
Thanha jayathi soko