Enjoy election victory peacefully: MR

2018-02-11 00:14:28

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago requested the stakeholders of the Local Government election victory, especially the candidates and members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to celebrate the election victory in a peaceful manner.

“The victory should be celebrated in a peaceful manner without causing harm or inconvenience to the members of the other parties. As winners, it is our duty and the responsibility to enjoy the victory peacefully. We should set an example to others,” he said.


Video by Anisha Manage

  Comments - 85

  • Harith Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:33

    Congrats on a landslide victory. We hope that your party can regain the economic glory to the country.

    Reply : 140       250

    Citizen Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:41

    Harith, all the results out now. 15 districts won by Mahinda's Pohottuwa. UNP only won 2 districts (Nuwara Eliya and Badulla).over 50% voted for Mahinda Citizen

    Reply : 65       195

    Ex-Voter Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:00

    You N-Joy, we suffer no!!?

    Reply : 36       27

    worried Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:57

    This is a country of idiots.

    Reply : 60       96

    saman Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:20

    if RK had run UNP, we won't have got this kind of result

    Reply : 33       15

    W Gamini Priyantha Kumara Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:59

    You have to wait another 2 years for become a country leader.Till that please keep in your mind following this .Instruct to your new elected members without proud work with villagers closlys wethiut rest as per time table and keep your brother Mr. Basil away from your work this future two years. Then you defineetly getting world record in next election and Work your political daily rooting with Wimal ,Denesh and Gamman as left and right hands.

    Reply : 22       14

    MR vs MS Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:22

    yes trueSLPP competing as HORA HORAUPFA/SLFP competing for more babies in the parliment

    Reply : 4       10

    DHA Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:36

    Uh ???? is our former president drunk already.....??? still not a single election results have been out and he's talking about victory.....

    Reply : 214       66

    Ajith Chapman Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:46

    You fool. Get up from your slumber. Don't act like a baby.

    Reply : 32       165

    royce Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:55

    You are in for a big surprise

    Reply : 20       135

    Mk Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:55

    Clearly you have no clue what you are talking about. The people have spoken and voted overwhelmingly for SLPP

    Reply : 29       148

    MBA Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:43

    By tomorrow morning you will have to get up from your dream. Then you will have to drink beer from Finance minister not former president

    Reply : 11       90

    Azam Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:11

    Totally ignorant biggest fool may be you should be too high

    Reply : 1       25

    Ananda Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:13

    The fools of this election are the idiots who promised and promised lying thru their teeth to bring jobs to young people but failed to deliver while giving more promises knowing they cant deliver

    Reply : 1       6

    dana Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:39

    wel done via DM Android App

    Reply : 18       90

    Saman Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:46

    Ayyo Sirisena.. Your mandate now expired. Could have been different if you could act properly. But ultimately still people on the losing side.

    Reply : 23       133

    Sid Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:50

    A comeback of sorts..

    Reply : 12       66

    hamid Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:54


    Reply : 84       121

    Lee Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:03

    And GL Prez

    Reply : 10       17

    Graham Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:58

    Congrats Sir....Landslide victory was foregone conclusion...

    Reply : 28       109

    Johan Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:06

    He always jumps first then gets hammered

    Reply : 99       36

    MBA Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:45

    wait and see who will get hammered

    Reply : 15       85

    Mk Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:48

    Seem like you are the one jumping haha

    Reply : 7       64

    Saman Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:46

    Clearly see SL as most,, a failed state soon.

    Reply : 20       16

    Don Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:06

    This is not possible and can’t be happening. Are these people so blind.. we all know how MR and the clan made their money and their wrong doings but how they can get votes like this... Sri Lanka going to be in deep trouble. I am not taking any sides and RW too should step down and give SP to lead UNP if they wish to be in politics. Cheers

    Reply : 147       103

    Gayan Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:16

    It is possible because you cant fool people all the time. You fooled us in 2015.

    Reply : 33       122

    Kaf Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:17

    Don't worry Don! Take it easy, just try to get some good sleep, keep away from news for the next few days and you'll be fine......!

    Reply : 7       109

    disappointed Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:27

    Unfortunately our people are fools.

    Reply : 95       69

    San Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:37

    What was the choice international rouges Vs domestic.on tha one hand and traitors Vs some sort of patriots.Choice is clear to me

    Reply : 8       67

    Ben Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:32

    Agree with you but this is a matter of the RW not be able to be a open minded person at least to his near loved once by people. SP,HF,Thare are many good guys , but this is more than politics .people are not been taken care with effection, BP what a good worker, with patience, loving the people among the people. Politics means How to handle all communities, tribal,socialized, backward, and literate, and illiterate, all are needed for politics as equal.It has to be balanced.The UNP LEADER SHOULD HAVE CLOSER relationship with all ground level as we meddle row and the high.What ever education may be when field work comes it must spread to all catogcategorized community, the ground people must personally have good relationship with all people.

    Reply : 4       3

    Layan Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:13

    All are crooks.. its a choice between crooks who will protect the national pride and those who won't... this is very clear. Understand the reality.

    Reply : 1       6

    weera Sunday, 11 February 2018 12:04

    People are not blind, they have chosen the best group of robbers expecting they will receive at least something from the stolen money.

    Reply : 0       15

    Truth Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:16

    Let the flower bud flourish Sri Lanka!I was a hardcore UNP voter but now its time for CHANGE.

    Reply : 34       121

    Johan Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:30

    Luckily we escaped from hell 3years ago are we to go to that era again

    Reply : 96       59

    Navin Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:21


    Reply : 32       122

    gayan Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:50

    We were on our way. 2009 country was united

    Reply : 18       80

    Ruwan Gamplath Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:22

    The people of spoken!Good luck sir we are with you.

    Reply : 28       99

    abc Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:00

    Rather, the fools have spoken

    Reply : 25       17

    raj Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:37

    It is time for Mr.Sampanthan to hand in over the opposition post someone who can be more effective opposition leader. Mr.Sampanthan, as an opposition leader has failed to fulfill his duties which undermines the democracy.

    Reply : 10       91

    Kani Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:38

    Well done sir! All the best for your future endeavors!

    Reply : 16       80

    Ranil Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:39

    Stupid. Going to starts next sloatur house and people are 1000% matched faxke news and meaningless politics drama. MAY GOD BLESS OUR SRI LANKA!!!

    Reply : 72       28

    Dompe Mudalali Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:11

    Too much reading of Trump books .......using the same lingo ?

    Reply : 1       1

    Jayasinghe Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:43

    So people are OK to give another term to rob the country. After couple of years people will say your time is up now its time to give the chance to UNP to rob. And it will go on until world bank declares Sri Lanka has been named as a defaulted country very near future.

    Reply : 77       56

    Cluless Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:31

    Or Chinese Sri Lanka

    Reply : 6       15

    Prasad Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:47

    Well Done Pohottuwa and SLPP. I did not vote today for anybody, as I am frustrated about Sri Lankan politics. But I think the SLPP won because the coalition government did not live up to the expectations and did not deliver !!!

    Reply : 11       116

    Jonson Sunday, 11 February 2018 01:57

    So many example were set by you and your party. Now what else example to set. via DM Android App

    Reply : 8       39

    satha Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:01

    good lession to india and u.s.a

    Reply : 19       91

    Silva Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:50

    When international sanctions come in... Very good for Sri Lanka... Failed state soon in a row...

    Reply : 20       11

    Lal Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:20

    Lesson? What lesson?

    Reply : 11       8

    kukulu baaye Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:08

    Well done M, you can come back and start robbingStill Sri Lankans want you to rob the peoples moneyNo body can rob the speed like youBravo

    Reply : 21       22

    Firdhous Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:27

    Postmortem on election counting would reveal some hidden truths.

    Reply : 1       5

    lalith Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:36

    Results are out, LG members will start running amok, start usual "horakam", everything will run as normal until the next Prez or General election.

    Reply : 2       8

    Baron Baaron Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:54

    This should be a wake-up call for MY3 and Ranil as people have spoken overwhelmingly, "No more FOOLING. Act now and put the rogues behind bars." If they don't set their differences aside and unite, they will be buried in the big election.

    Reply : 4       22

    Rohan Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:56

    Be humble, MR keep away from crooks and politicians who spoil your name, advice your sons how to behave in politics and public.No nights races again.Don't spoil this chance.You are a true fighter from the south. Good Luck! be Wise!

    Reply : 8       34

    Lasantha Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:06

    Rest in peace sri lanka.

    Reply : 22       15

    okkomahoru Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:47

    Rest in pieces

    Reply : 5       11

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:07

    Peoples' choice -Respectively Hora No1, Hora no 2, Hora No 3

    Reply : 13       16

    Palli Kanda Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:18

    Sri Lanka on track to becoming a bankrupt nation. Well done the ill informed and foolish rural voters. Namal - President in 2020!!! Will the last person to leave the country, please switch off the lights.

    Reply : 21       20

    sach Sunday, 11 February 2018 13:07

    sri lanka went nearly bankrupt under yahapalanaya

    Reply : 5       2

    p nonis Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:20

    This is not a election victory for the SLPP. But a massive protest vote for the UNP and the GOVT, totally disagreeing with the Bond scams and perpetual trust making billions out of Peoples EPF. and other serious mismanaged issues.since it is not a general elections. nothing changes in parliament..unless a new new govt is formed.but the seats remain the same.

    Reply : 7       23

    M.flicker Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:22

    Let's make Sri Lanka Worst again, 2 mints silent for people who vote for mahinda

    Reply : 22       15

    Siva Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:44

    Foregone result. People realize that Mahinda is a much better administrator. How is he going to be made to offer his service to the country at this occasion. Maybe Ranil can have lighter duties. The SLFP should ask Mahinda. To take over the party for its own property and that of the Country.

    Reply : 3       19

    dinesh Sunday, 11 February 2018 09:52

    This result is a rejection of IDIOTIC RANIL,RAVI, MALIK,SUJEEWA BURUSINGHE ETC rather than an approval of MAHINDA HORA and his old CORRUPT clan.EDUCATED PEOPLE, PLEASE LEAVE THIS COUNTRY ASAP and LEAVE ALL UNEDUCATED, POOR RESIDUES. SO the name of Sri lanka goes with other African countries such as SOMALIA,SOUTH SUDAN, CONGO, SWAZILAND etc

    Reply : 16       20

    public Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:42

    whats with your hatred for African countries?

    Reply : 6       7

    Cluless Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:21

    Congo possibly has the largest lithium deposit in the word and in a few decades it will be like middle east now. Maids will be going to congo! Dont hate african countries.

    Reply : 2       7

    brindley Sunday, 11 February 2018 10:21

    So far in the international arena we have achieved unprecedented success as the4th most corrupt country in the world. Soon we will achieve the 1st place.

    Reply : 6       15

    din Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:05

    Now is the time to Sirisena and Ranil to leave from their posts for ever and give to the people who can do the good governance.

    Reply : 4       12

    Gamani Priyantha Kumara Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:21

    Dear Former PresidentDont enjoy with this resultAnother two years you have to work with very hard(,in the present ) who are the people this election work with you as RH and LH very closed.1.0 But dont forgot Mr Gamman,Mr.Dinesh and Mr.Weerawansa .2.0 Specialy instruct to your new LG election members to without proud work with villagers very closly and cordinatewith seniors.3.If you can Keep Mr. Basil away from your work far betterThis is my undestand you can get Grate Victotry after two years(2020),because most of the sri lankans are generally absent mind peoples

    Reply : 6       5

    Charithaka Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:31

    What a great news. My wife also gave birth to a child in this wonderful day!!!

    Reply : 3       8

    abc Sunday, 11 February 2018 13:04

    Congrats, Chinthaka! Your child already owes a few million in debt thanks to MR

    Reply : 8       13

    JP, Kandy Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:38

    RW and clan must resign and SP be appointed as party leader with immediate effect.

    Reply : 2       8

    ranmala Sunday, 11 February 2018 11:54

    Have never seen a country filled with so many fools. To vote for MR the biggest rogue who destroyed this country whole sale. God save this country. I have no more words

    Reply : 11       16

    Mm Sunday, 11 February 2018 13:47

    Aiyo ranmala you sound like the fool!

    Reply : 6       7

    nopolitics Sunday, 11 February 2018 13:56

    This MR is a real example of an idiot.He says :"The victory should be celebrated in a peaceful manner without causing harm or inconvenience to the members of the other parties. As winners, it is our duty and the responsibility to enjoy the victory peacefully. We should set an example to others,” he said."This MR is the one who stole our money and is nicknamed HORA......if we think he is setting an example for us, we are fools.And the current president too is a baby, following everything what RW says.can you say that this is a government, this is a zoo(zoos are much better)

    Reply : 5       9

    ananda Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:06

    This country belongs to the fraudsters and murderers. Jaya wewa via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       5

    S.Narayan Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:15

    MR has the charisma than the current leaders. I personally like him for his dynamism and the newly restored Lanka was seen during his tenure as a boss. I am not a Lankan .. But a great country to live in the Indian Ocean. This is the time for MR to correct his bad patches before heading for a big match two years down. Bravo MR and Team heading for victory !!

    Reply : 4       9

    Shane Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:19

    It's time to use ur sword

    Reply : 4       3

    Dompe Mudalali Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:04

    Here sounds a true traitor to our people.

    Reply : 0       1

    Kadda Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:27

    Majority of the country population is full of idiots, clearly shown in the results

    Reply : 9       9

    Dhammika Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:42

    MR appoint BR as advisor of all financial issues , GR as security advisor and put all oponents behind bars , Chamal R as agriculture advisor then atleast you MR will be at peace while the whole nation will be shivering .

    Reply : 5       6

    pradeep malli Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:43

    well, now is the time to think back! i think Mr. Rajapaksa understood that having thugs and thieves for henchmen around him is delivering nothing but retaliation.Now that the party has won the election, it's time to start doing good, WITHOUT SELFISH INTENTIONS. Many professionals like myself are willing to come back and work for a honest nation, with COMMON PEOPLE as priority! If only one lesson has been learnt by ALL politicians, is that PEOPLE STILL HAVE THE MANDATE TO ELECT YOU, AND IT IS YOUR SOLEMN DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE THE PEOPLE, and not fill your own pockets..God bless Sri Lanka. whereever we go, we're proud to call ourselves Sri Lankans!

    Reply : 1       6

    Sambo Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:30

    How could anything good happen to this country when the majority are stupid.

    Reply : 5       9

    Kalum Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:32

    The Country full of thieves MRSo they scared to build a clean country so that's why election results like this

    Reply : 4       4

    GH Sunday, 11 February 2018 17:36

    Your Excellency, you are always remaining in the hearts and minds of the fellow Citizens A "SAVIOR".

    Reply : 4       8

    Rane Sunday, 11 February 2018 18:43

    This is a huge victory for some people while the same is a huge lesson for the rest.

    Reply : 0       3

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.
Name is required

Email is required
Comment cannot be empty