SLFP counters MS; declares MR as campaign leader; and Reactions to Sirisena’s Betrayal-මෛත‍්‍රීගේ පළු අරී
Posted on July 15th, 2015

Mahinda confers with UPFA leaders at SLFP hq

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island

The SLFP yesterday strongly denied President Maithripala Sirisena’s accusation that the party had conspired to appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Parliament through the National List by moving a no-faith motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha insisted that in accordance with the Parliamentary Elections Act of 1981, only a person named in the original National List submitted to the Elections Secretariat along with nominations for the last parliamentary election or an unsuccessful candidate at the same election could be appointed.

Premajayantha was addressing the media at SLFP headquarters at T. B. Jayah Mawatha, following consultations with senior representatives of the UPFA presided over by former President Rajapaksa. The UPFA General Secretary was flanked by SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and other party seniors, John Seneviratne, Dullas Alahapperuma and Kumara Welgama.

Rajapaksa is leading the UPFA nomination list for the Kurunegala District.

President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday alleged that the party had conspired to make his predecessor Prime Minister after having brought him in through the National List. The President claimed that he had dissolved parliament to thwart the Rajapaksa’s effort.

Premajayantha said that the UPFA was going ahead with its campaign with the inaugural meeting taking place in Anuradhapura tomorrow (July 17). Premajayantha said that the former President would lead the campaign. Responding to a query, Premajayantha said that he, on behalf of the UPFA, had requested the former President to function as the Chairman of the Elections Operations Unit on July 3, 2015. The SLFP also released copies of the letter sent by Premajayantha to Mahinda Rajapaksa consequent to an understanding reached at a meeting presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Premajayantha and other SLFP seniors pointed out that the former President had been asked to lead the campaign nearly two weeks before President Maithripala Sirisena’s Tuesday’s declaration that he would remain impartial.

Alahapperuma pointed out that President Sirisena had expressed a similar opinion in the run-up to the January 8 presidential poll and after.

Referring to President Sirisena’s call for Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran’s resignation over his alleged involvement in Central Bank bond scam, Premajayantha said that the caretaker government couldn’t turn a blind eye to the President’s declaration. Premjayantha asserted that the President wouldn’t have requested Premier Wickremesinghe to get rid of Mahendran if he hadn’t been convinced that the Governor was at fault.

Premajayantha said that he was a member of the 13-member parliamentary group that had inquired into the alleged bond scam.

Premajayantha also condemned what he called Yahapalana government for calling for a national level election in the midst of GCE A/L examination in August. The UPFA General Secretary alleged thatYahapalana leaders had called for fresh elections to save the UNP at the expense of the student community.

Premajayantha said that the alliance would go flat out to secure a majority in next parliament under the leadership of former President Rajapaksa.

SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa spoke of efforts being made by seniors to iron out differences between the two warring factions since Maithripala Sirisena succeeded Mahinda Rajapaksa as the leader of the SLFP. Yapa stressed that their efforts were meant to unify the party to defeat the UNP at the next parliamentary elections. The top SLFP official expressed serious concern over some in the SLFP indirectly helping the UNP. When The Island asked whether he was commenting on President Maithripala Sirisena’s broadside at his predecessor, Yapa stressed the importance of preserving two-party system. Yapa said that one couldn’t undermine one’s own party to the benefit of the other.

SLFP seniors said that they would take up contentious matters with President Maithripala Sirisena at the relevant forum. They strongly denied claims that they were planning to remove Maithripala Sirisena in the immediate aftermath of his unprecedented attack. Yapa insisted that the SLFP wouldn’t discuss internal matters with the media. Instead take tangible actions to address issues, including disciplinary measures against party members contesting the parliamentary polls on the UNP ticket.

Asked whether the party had been troubled by President’s move, particularly his declaration that Mahinda Rajapaksa would lose again, SLFP seniors insisted that 99 per cent of supporters remained loyal to the former President. They pointed out that they were in the fray under the former President’s leadership because they had faith in him. Welgama said that they were party seniors and they believed the former President should be the Prime Minister in the next parliament.

Seneviratne pointed out that as President Maithripala Sirisena himself had declared that the next Premier would be selected after the election depending on the support he could muster from the parliamentary group, Rajapaksa wouldn’t have any difficulty. Welgama insisted that the party solidly stood behind the former leader.

The SLFP said that in fact the President’s statement had galvanized the party overnight and the largest group in last parliament was ready to take up the challenge.

Alahapperuma said that he was among those millions of supporters who had been shocked and shaken by President Maithripala Sirisena’s move. The former minister pointed out that the President had dissolved a parliament in which the UPFA had a clear majority in order to save the minority government. Alahapperuma said that the supporters were justified in suspecting whether the presidential statement was meant to give an advantage to the UNP.

President betrayed SLFP to benefit UNP: Prasanna

Daily Mirror
Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga charged today that President Maithripala Sirisena had indirectly acted to cover up corruption by dissolving Parliament before the no confidence motion against the government could be taken up.

He said the no confidence motion was to be brought against the government following the Central Bank bond scam, and there was no action taken regarding it since Parliament was disolved.

මෛත‍්‍රීගෙන් ලෝක වාර්තාවක්.. තම පක්‍ෂය පරදන්න තීරණය කල ලොව පලමු පක්‍ෂ නායකයා

තම පක්‍ෂය පරදවන්නට තීරණය ලොව පලමු නායකයා ලෙස ශ‍්‍රීලනිප නායක ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ලෝක ඉතිහාසයට එක්වන බව සන්ධානයේ මාතර දිස්ත‍්‍රික් අපේක්‍ෂක ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා පවසයි.

 

සන්ධාන, ශ‍්‍රිලනිප ලේකම්ලා මාධ්‍ය හමුවක… මෛත‍්‍රීගේ පළු අරී..සන්ධාන පක්‍ෂ නායක හමුවෙන් අනතුරුව සන්ධාන මහ ලේකම් සුසිල් පේ‍්‍රමජයන්ත මාදය වෙත මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලේය.

සන්ධානයේ මංගල රැලිය 17 වැනිදා අනුරාධපුරයේ පැවැත්වීමට ශ්‍රීලනිප සභාපතිද වන ජනපති එකඟවූ බවත් මැතිවරණ මෙහෙයුම් නායකයා ලෙස මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පත් කිරීමටද ඔහු එකගවූ බවද ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මහතා කීවේය.

සන්ධානයෙන් අපේක්ෂකයෝ 260 දෙනෙක් තරග කරනවා. මීට දෙසතියකට පෙර මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා, මම , දිනේෂ් අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා කැඳවා සන්ධානයේ තීරණය අනුව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට නාමයෝජනා දීමට එකඟවුණා.

මැතිවරණ මෙහෙයුම් කමිටු නායකයා ලෙස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පත් කිරීමටද ජනපති එදින එකඟවුණා. ඒ අනුව පසුගිය 3 වැනිදා ඒ බව මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට දැන්වූවා. මම ලිපිය නිකුත් කළේ සන්ධානයේ එකගතාවය මත. නාම යෝජනා සකසන්නේ සහ මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් සමග කටයුතු කරන්නේ පක්ෂයේ ලේකම්. කවුරුන් හෝ ජාතික ලැයිස්තුවේ නම නැති ඡන්දෙට ඉදිරිපත් නොවූ කිසිවෙක්ට ජාතික ලැයිස්තු පුරප්පාඩුවට පත් කළ නොහැකියි.

මහ බැංකු අධිපති වැරදි බව ජනපතිගේ කථාවෙන් පැහැදිලියි. ප්‍රසිද්ධ විභාග පැවැත්වෙද්දී මැතිවරණ තියන්නේ නෑ. නමුත් මෙවර උසස් පෙළ විභාග සමයේ මැතිවරණය තිබෙනවා. එක දශමයක් වුණත් දරුවන්ට වැදගත්.

අගමැති බේරාගැනීමේ පරම පවිත්‍ර චේතනාවෙන් දරුවන්ගේ අනාගතේ නොසලකා ඡන්දය දැම්මා. අගමැතිවරයෙක් බේරාගන්න දරුවන්ගේ අනාගතේ උකස් කරන ආණ්ඩුවකින් අනාගතේ ඇති පලේ මොකක්ද? අගෝස්තු 18 අපි නියත ලෙසම ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවනවා.

මාධ්‍ය හමුව ඇමතූ ශ්‍රීලනිප ලේකම් අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා මෙසේ පැවසීය.

‘අපේ ප්‍රධාන අරමුණ එජාපය පරාජය කිරීමයි. තරුණ සේවා සභාවේ වාහන 52ක් මේ ආණ්ඩුව ඡන්දෙට යොදාගෙන තියෙනවා. රාජ්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අද එක අන්තයක් අරගෙන. අපේ කාලයේ රජයේ වාහන ඡන්දෙට භාවිතා කළේ ඉතා අඩුවෙන්. ඩලස් කච්චේරියෙන් එළියට එද්දී තර්ජනය කළා. මන්ත්‍රීන්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව අඩු කළා. ඇමැතිවරු කිහිපදෙනෙක්ට විශේෂ කාර්ය බළකායේ ආරක්ෂාව යොදාගෙන තිබෙනවා. අද ශ්‍රීලනිපය එකමුතු වෙලා. ජනපතිගේ ප්‍රකාශය ගැන ඔහුගෙන් අහන්න. ජනපතිගේ ප්‍රකාශය ගැන පක්ෂයේ මධ්‍යම කාරක සභාවේදී තීරණය කරනවා. එළියේ කථා කරන්න කැමති නෑ‘

‘ජනපතිගේ ප්‍රකාශයෙන් මා කම්පාවට පත්වුණා.. ඔහු එජාප නායකයා බේරාගන්න පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසිරෙව්වා කිව්වා. ලෝක දේශපාලනයේ පළවැනි වතාවටයි එක පක්ෂ නායකයෙක් තවත පක්ෂෙක නායකයකු බේරාගැනීමට කටයුතු කළ බව කිව්වේ‘ යැයි මාධ්‍ය හමුව ඇමතූ ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා පැවසීය.

සන්ධාන නායකයා ඉවත් කිරීමට තීරණයක් ගෙන නැති බවත් මෙහිදී සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මහතා මාධ්‍යවේදීන් නැගූ පැනයකට පිළිතුරු දෙමින් පැවසීය. ‘මහින්ද පරදින බව ජනපති කිව්වත් අපි කියන්නේ ඔහු දිනන බවයි.‘

– Lankadeepa

 

6 Responses to “SLFP counters MS; declares MR as campaign leader; and Reactions to Sirisena’s Betrayal-මෛත‍්‍රීගේ පළු අරී”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    My3 is a weak man we all know that from day 1.

    That is why we opposed him during January 2015 Election. But here he is at the driving seat!!!

    He is not a leader but a yes man to anyone who try to dominate him. In this case US Embassy, UK Embassy, Indian Embassy, CBK. RW are all his bosses to whom he says “Yes Sir”.

    If Velu is still alive, he will be another boss to My3.

    luckily he is in Nandikadal ealam land!!

  2. ranjit Says:

    Hiranthi you are very correct.This guy is a shameless puppet who will sell our country the same way Pimpy Ranil did in 2004. We have to study in the first place how he won the Presidential election on Jan8th? He was not a popular person nor he was a senior Minister,then how it all happened. If Mahinda comes to power his Govt must investigate how he switched sides and who financed his election campaign etc. This time too we must be on guard because all the foreign Mafia has come to monitor the election and we cannot trust these individuals for a dime.

    I salute all the S.L.F.P.er’s for standing with Mahinda rather than with the puppet Maru Sira. They should work out a plan to oust this traitor if not he may do more harm to Mahinda and the party. He is getting instructions from abroad because they were the ones who put him on top. Mahinda has a big task ahead to beat the hell out of all the traitors to Motherlanka and become our next Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. We need to counter attack on their own language. These UNP er’s are making stories and spread to hoodwink the ordinary people. People must be aware on all this and be awake. Sinhala land should not be given to break in to pieces by anyone. This is our Sinhala land and it should be with us for ever.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Where is that IDIOT Facebook Lorenzo who was advising Patriots NOT TO CRITICIZE Somarama Sirisena, because he had “joined hands” with Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaka to contest the upcoming Elections!

    MORE TRICKERY by the ARCH-TRICKSTER!

    Now, by Somarama Sirisena’s OWN ADMISSION it turns out he dissolved the Parliament and called for New Elections ONLY TO PREVENT Mahinda Rajapaksa from entering the Parliament through the National List and then being Nominated by the UPFA for the post of Prime Minister!

    Where is that SERIAL LIAR Facebook Lorenzo? In HIDING I suppose!

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    ‘No force can stop Rajapaksa from becoming PM’

    July 16 (Hindu) A day after Sri Lankan President and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) chairman Maithripala Sirisena came down heavily on his predecessor and prime ministerial hopeful Mahinda Rajapaksa, leaders of the SLFP-led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on Wednesday said Mr. Sirisena’s statement would not have any bearing on the outcome of the next month’s Parliamentary polls.

    Going ahead with plans

    “We are undeterred. We are going ahead with our plans for the elections,” Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, SLFP general secretary and one of the candidates contesting alongside Mr. Rajapaksa in the Kurunegala constituency, told The Hindu on Wednesday.

    Vasudewa Nanayakkara, leader of the Democratic Left Front, a constituent of the UPFA, said the remarks have only portrayed Mr. Sirisena as an “open ally” of the United National Party (UNP). The President’s statement is “very hostile to us”, he added.

    “There is no force on the earth that can stop Mr. Rajapaksa from becoming the Prime Minister,” said Mr. Nanayakkara.

    SLFP general secretary Yapa feels that as people have realised that the present government [which has a number of UNP representatives], is “incapable” of handling the economy and it has no vision, they will vote for the UPFA this time. Earlier in the day, the UPFA announced that Mr. Rajapaksa would head its election committee, after a meeting of chairpersons of constituents of the alliance. The former President was also present.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sad to say, the “Bulldozer Tank” Monument to the “Hasalaka Hero’ who sacrificed his life for our Motherland has apparently been DISMANTLED by the TNA-Led NPC with the BLESSINGS of the Yahapalanaya Somarama Sirisena-UNP-TNA-SLMC Government

    MUNTA HENA GAHANNA ONA !

    Hopefully, the Monument will be RESTORED to its former GLORY when the UPFA/MR wins on August 17, 2015.

    …………………
    Sri Lanka Army commemorates 24th death anniversary of ‘Hasalaka Hero’

    July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army Tuesday (14) commemorated the 24th death anniversary of war hero Hasalaka Gamini Kularatne, the Sri Lankan soldier, whose supreme sacrifice saved the lives of hundreds of fellow soldiers when the LTTE sieged the Elephant Pass camp in July 1991.

    The 24th Death Anniversary ceremony of Corporal Gamini Kularatne of 6th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) took place at the Hasalaka Gamini Memorial at Elephant Pass with the participation of Major General A.P. de Z Wickramaratne, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division as the Chief Guest.

    On 14 July 1991, during the attack on the Elephant Pass camp by thousands of LTTE terrorists, then Lance Corporal Kularatne, despite injuries he had received in the battle, climbed atop an explosive laden bulldozer driven into the besieged camp by LTTE and lobbed two grenades effectively destroying the monstrous weapon and killing himself.

    The sacrifice Corporal Kularatne made with his life prevented the enemy’s entry into the camp and ended the siege of the camp saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers.

    Major General Wickramaratne placed a floral wreath at the memorial and paid his tribute to the fallen war hero who is a symbol of true bravery and courage.

    Corporal Kularatne, who was a monk before joining the army, was a survivor of the Aranthalawa Massacre on 2 June 1987 where the LTTE terrorists massacred 33 Buddhist monks.

    Corporal Kularatne was the first recipient of the Parama Weera Vibhushanaya, the highest award for gallantry awarded by the Sri Lanka Army.

  6. SA Kumar Says:

    Where is that SERIAL LIAR Facebook Lorenzo? In HIDING I suppose!
    Lorenzo Ethu unakku thevaya ( do you need this mate) ?

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