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SLFP MPs, ministers must be here or there: MR

12 February 2016 06:49 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Ex-president and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said today he hoped the SLFP MPs and ministers, who had joined the government, would soon make up their mind as to which side they belonged.

“The people voted for the SLFP to be either in the Government or in the Opposition,” he said at the opening of his public relations office at Nelum Mawatha in Jayanthipura, Battaramulla.

Mr. Rajapaksa said there was no real opposition in Parliament though there was an Opposition Leader and a Chief Organiser and the duties of and opposition was being performed by the UPFA MPs of the joint opposition. “They too are not given enough time to express their opinion in Parliament,” he said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said his new office would act as a platform to people and trade unions to raise their voices and discuss issues. “I’m always with the people and I’m ready to solve their problems,” he said.

Meanwhile, he criticized the comments made by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein that the judiciary of Sri Lanka had become highly politicized and biased.
“I, as a lawyer, condemn the comments made by Prince Hussein. I hope our judiciary will prove that his remarks are false. Otherwise, our people will be helpless,” he said.

Commenting on his son Yoshitha’s arrest, Mr. Rajapaksa said Yoshitha was not the Director of the CSN and had he been the Director, he would have advised him how to run the company without being indebt to anyone.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 5

  • arnold Friday, 12 February 2016 06:56 PM

    Although its too late and the damage has been done, please learn the fact that the number of intelligent Sri Lankans have overtaken the number of dumb. You cannot fool the majority anymore.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 13 February 2016 06:36 PM

    Your record of criminality and abuse is well known to the citizens of this country. If their are ministers and citizens who support you, they simply are those who have obtained special favors from you during your regime and are looking forward for continuation of the same. Sorry, but majority of right thinking, honest citizens of this nation do not want to see your notoriousness again.

    Maya Friday, 12 February 2016 07:00 PM

    MR is making the matters worse by opposing the power that be. No point in showing political power when there is none. All those who are with him will run to MS when offered a ministerial post.

    Bullshit Saturday, 13 February 2016 07:23 PM

    MR didnt have these ideas when he was buying and offering Ministerial portfolios to MPs of other parties. via DM Android App

    Voter Saturday, 13 February 2016 07:28 PM

    Even if SLFP MPs and Ministers join MR they wont be able to plunder as in the past. via DM Android App

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