Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening said Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which was headed by him until 2015 when he lost the Presidential Election, was forcibly snatched by his successor President Maithripala Sirisena.
Addressing a public meeting held in Anamaduwa, former president and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said he did not offer the leadership of the party at any occasion.
He said President Sirisena called a separate convention for SLFP members where new Central Committee was formed under his own consent in an attempt to destroy the party.
“He keeps asking me to leave saying I have lost twice. But, he was the one and only SLFP President who lost his own electorate at a Parliamentary Election. I did not lose twice, but once,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the government to protect the souls of the general public who elected the government by voting. (Hiran Priyankara)
Video by Hiran Priyankara
Comments - 58
Ranjith Monday, 29 August 2016 12:13 PM
Undoubtedly, it is the majority view
issa Monday, 29 August 2016 12:19 PM
Why should Maithri snatch the Party from you. You lost and it is only right that you should get out. Atleast we now have the freedom to critise Maithri
lonpol Monday, 29 August 2016 12:35 PM
You have the charisma, courage and competence to make an end this ongoing puppet show. ,
ravin Monday, 29 August 2016 12:45 PM
what ever said and done in past gone. Keep your dignity what matters now MR
Rex Monday, 29 August 2016 12:54 PM
Good that we got rid of you, otherwise our future generation will have to live in a country (now Sri Lanka) snatched by China from you and you and your family living happily in a independent colony in Port CIty!
afham Monday, 29 August 2016 01:13 PM
@Anura, Its CBK who finished 3/4 of the war
Rhonda Taylor Monday, 29 August 2016 01:21 PM
What a loser!!! eternally blaming others for your downfall.Why don't you buy yourself a rocking chair and stay put at home with your hamine.
dham Monday, 29 August 2016 01:29 PM
PLEASE FOLLOW DILSHAN but we dont neef you for 20-20 too via DM Android App
dham Monday, 29 August 2016 01:32 PM
Until your clang day dreaming you are walking on the road what happened to actually President MR via DM Android App
nalaka Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:09 PM
Who cares what you say MR via DM Android App
Lawry Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:18 PM
Guess MR did not change the SLFP constitution? ??????
TONY Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:21 PM
YOU FORGOT THAT YOU SNATCHED SLFP FROM CBK WHILE SHE WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. IT WOULD BE HONORABLE FOR YOU TO RETIRE FROM POLITICS MAKING WAY FOR YOUNGSTERS WITHOUT BEING GREEDY FOR POWER
hakuna Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:21 PM
well said.. go and form new party and show your colour
Kama Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:32 PM
Like you snatched from CBK? You didn't expect this right?
Hitapangmachan Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:34 PM
MRA snatched chandrika he is the one who changed SLFP constitution Anunta kala dhe manta pala dhe via DM iOS App
saman Monday, 29 August 2016 01:52 PM
You did this same thing to Chandrika so its your turn to lik your wounds. Go form a new party with the bunch of idiots behind you.
Ray Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:51 PM
Seriously what do you think? SLFP is the rajapakse family property or something for it to be snatched from you...Please retire and pass onto the next life peacefully MR
kondaya77 Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:53 PM
Boo hoo hoo, cry baby!!!!
leel Monday, 29 August 2016 01:59 PM
it is now good time to revisit "helping hambanthota" by the supreme court.
ananda Monday, 29 August 2016 01:59 PM
Going by the comments already made there is nothing left for me to comment about this maniac for power. Local government election results will send him and the JO jokers out of politics permanently. via DM Android App
Bala Sunday, 28 August 2016 09:57 PM
Why do you not keep what is left of your dignity and fade away and enjoy the miillions you looted.
Prem Monday, 29 August 2016 07:55 AM
If i were the President i would have snached everything that your family has snached from country and people.
VoiceOfLanka Monday, 29 August 2016 03:55 PM
MR is inept and incapable of any decision making - he fumbles and he mumbles. He is 0/10 in public speaking even in Sinhala. He is not fit to even lead people cross the street.
waco Monday, 29 August 2016 08:30 AM
During the last General Elections My3 used his positional power and did a severe damage to MR.
Ram Monday, 29 August 2016 08:33 AM
I think MR offered it to MS when MR lost. It wasn't snatched
VoiceOfLanka Monday, 29 August 2016 08:43 AM
Yes, like snatching a kid from an abusive father. Where did you dump the 'Bandaranayake prathipaththi'?
Saman Monday, 29 August 2016 08:48 AM
MR our life is a short journey. Take a ride to Dubai
S.P.RAMKUMAR Monday, 29 August 2016 04:17 PM
Yes Sir,Chandrika took leadership like that, you did same way, whats wrong
Ranjit Monday, 29 August 2016 04:35 PM
BV Monday, 29 August 2016 09:16 AM
DOES THE SLFP BELONG TO YOUR GRAND FATHER?DO YOU THINK SO?
Joe rajah Monday, 29 August 2016 05:05 PM
Aruna are you living in the 21 st century. People who cannot think logically and rationally are paranoid schzoprenic
Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 29 August 2016 09:18 AM
The difference between you and MS is - he is honest and simple, but you are a robber and a King who cheated the nation. Agree???
The Godfather Monday, 29 August 2016 09:39 AM
Correct, small correction though; MS is honest and simple and MR is a robber and JoKING.
wilows Monday, 29 August 2016 09:43 AM
Dear Sir, when you read the comments in here you could understand that you are going to lose for the third time if you come forward. Just retire gracefully and enjoy nobody will hassle you.
Ashvini Monday, 29 August 2016 09:49 AM
Then why the hell you wanted to have the elections 2 years early.
Manuel Benjamin Monday, 29 August 2016 09:52 AM
Mahinda you and your family are labelled as looters and it cannot be erased by the public, that is why you are cornered.
J Palitha Monday, 29 August 2016 09:54 AM
That is why this man Mahinda made the rowdies to hoot at SLFP head-quarters.
Ratansiri Monday, 29 August 2016 09:55 AM
Do the comments published here represent the majority view or a selected view of the reality?
German Jacob Monday, 29 August 2016 09:59 AM
Good question. MR thinks that he is the founder of SLFP, but he is the one who destroyed the party.
Bubble Banda Monday, 29 August 2016 10:05 AM
MR never dream that you or your generation will rule our nation again. Very soon all of you will be behind bars.
CORRECT Monday, 29 August 2016 10:09 AM
YES - you are correct - MR is suffering from AMNESIA
LAMBORGINI Monday, 29 August 2016 10:11 AM
Better a ride on a lamborgini when in Dubai
Aruna Monday, 29 August 2016 10:25 AM
The ungrateful jealous mouths say MR was a looter and robber etc and destroy his name. But the wonderful service he had done to this country through winning once impossible war and developing the country can not be erased from the soil of SL!
KingBarnet Monday, 29 August 2016 10:31 AM
MR ,Sandhanaya,SLFP all fractions ideologically dead.
J Palitha Monday, 29 August 2016 10:38 AM
The entire world counts MR as a worst dictator like Hitler and a Ali baba.
Manuel Benjamin Monday, 29 August 2016 10:46 AM
Because he thought he can fool the world. Secondly he was a man with power hunger in order to loot our nation.
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 29 August 2016 10:47 AM
Yes, if RW and MR will not have a secret deal, this will happen.
Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 29 August 2016 10:49 AM
Yes, the whole family will end up in Jail. We are waiting to celeberate that event.
German Jacob Monday, 29 August 2016 10:50 AM
100% true.. without power hunger, let Mahinda retire from politics for the betterment of SriLanka.
J Palitha Monday, 29 August 2016 11:02 AM
Come for the 65th SLFP celebrations then you will know who died... MR or ????
German Jacob Monday, 29 August 2016 11:04 AM
Mahinda I am from Germany, yes - I now agree you are the worst Dictator than Hitler.
Desmond Jeromme Monday, 29 August 2016 11:10 AM
After all making illegal income of more than 10.8 billions to your pocket and allowing your whole family to loot left and right, now you are talking like an Angel. Get lost.
Leo Monday, 29 August 2016 11:52 AM
Your misdeeds were revealed. You can forget coming back to power. via DM Android App
karsha Monday, 29 August 2016 11:59 AM
CORRECT - Or is it DEMENTIA now close to 80
Wise Donkey Monday, 29 August 2016 12:06 PM
Better way to say it is 'I am thrown out of SLFP!'
Asanka Monday, 29 August 2016 12:07 PM
shocking, looks like ur are loosing ur mind. what happened at the speakers house after ur loss.. when u were the head of SLFP u changed the SLFP constitution and now ur screaming. shame on you..
Redna Monday, 29 August 2016 12:13 PM
You are the King of Robbers. Please retire at least now as otherwise due to getting your wires crossed you will also start muttering how you robbed. You can't even remember that you handed over the Party leadership voluntarily. ou are no more King only No-the-king!
KN Monday, 29 August 2016 12:13 PM
@Aruna, It is unfortunate that fools like you cannot understand the situation!
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