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Wimal to back MR

19 October 2014 02:04 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Wimal Weerawansa said he would back President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a future Presidential Election, since he had received a positive response to the 12 point proposals submitted by his party.

 


Explaining the reasons behind his decision to extend support to President Rajapaksa at a media briefing, Minister of Constructions and common amenities Weerawansa said he did not intend joining hands with the political parties that relied on foreign forces.  

 


He had said the government was taking systematic steps to implement the proposals submitted by his party and added that he strongly believed the present government could build a successful future for the country.  
Expressing his views on the Presidential election, Weerawansa stated that he did not believe it was undemocratic to hold the election and added that postponing would be more undemocratic.

 


“That is exactly what was done by J.R. Jayewardene when he introduced the ‘Pot and Lamp’ system,” he added. He was referring to the referendum held by former President Jayewardene in 1982.

 


He said the Presidential election would help bring about changes in constitutional, economic, social and cultural aspects.

 


“It is our duty to carry out that responsibility. We have called upon our party leaders in the country to implement a publicity programme in this regard,” he said.

 

  Comments - 14

  • wijebahu Monday, 20 October 2014 09:32 AM

    useless showmen, anyway he knows without MR he cant even get 100 votes.

    prem Monday, 20 October 2014 12:15 PM

    The people have seen this drama which is on going,

    Pura Wesiyo Sunday, 19 October 2014 08:55 PM

    What else can he do and where else can he go ?

    Ralahamy Monday, 20 October 2014 02:07 PM

    You need a buffello to till the ground !!

    Lanka Watch Monday, 20 October 2014 06:21 AM

    Wimal (NFF) should nurse his electorate first before supporting anybody as very poor showing by his party at the recent UVA elections shows how poor his vote bank is..

    mack Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:31 AM

    biggest joker in SL politics via DM Android App

    ananda Monday, 20 October 2014 07:56 AM

    What else can do? Thats the only remedy, if you want to be in politics

    Arjuna Ranawana Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:39 PM

    With five votes

    Shan Monday, 20 October 2014 11:29 AM

    විමල්ගේ සහයනම් කවදත් මහින්දට නමුත් විමල්ට කාගේ සහයද?

    Thomas Ranger Monday, 20 October 2014 08:43 AM

    Balu Kukka alias kade Yanna Kolla.

    isura raja Monday, 20 October 2014 04:27 PM

    There is no other option for him,unless he help MR. carry his basket and do marketing

    kumara Monday, 20 October 2014 01:01 AM

    what else he can do. after overestimating last election he learn only way is " mahinda saranam gachchami.."

    Aruna Monday, 20 October 2014 01:08 AM

    Rajapaksha loose more votes because of this joker

    Azee Monday, 20 October 2014 09:30 AM

    For someone who has no future,it is best to hang on to the satakaya.


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