Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena told our sister paper in Gampaha that that there was talk going around that he was going to resign from the government.
The Minister had gone to the funeral of Silumina Consultant Editor Karunadasa Suriyaarachchi in Gampha as a representative of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Government, to express his condolences.
While he was there, a journalist attached to the Lankadeepa Newspaper questioned the minister on the reports that he was ready to leave the government and become the Common Candidate to compete against the incumbent President-:.
Q. Are the rumours spreading about your resigning from the Government true?
A. Such rumours are being spread.
Q. It is rumoured that you are resigning from your ministerial post.
A. Minister laughs.......
Q. It is heard that your belongings were being removed from your official residence.
A. Minster again laughs........
Q. There is another rumour that you are going to be the common candidate.
Q. Minister, Are you resigning from the Government or not?
Q. Are you contesting as the common candidate?
Minister got into his official vehicle saying “These rumours are the work of gossip-mongers”. (K.G. Karunarathene and Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa)
gamini Thursday, 20 November 2014 05:23
RW is the CC. Next President should come from UNP based allies. Not from the prevailung gov. thugs. via DM Android App
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Asanka Thursday, 20 November 2014 05:49
Sir, People need a Hero to chase the regime. Its the last chance for you to answer the call.
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Cobra Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:26
Oh no sir, I am just a web browser!!!
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Cobra Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:34
All those laughs could mean only one thing; Maithrapala is embarrassed that the cat is out of the bag!
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Azee Thursday, 20 November 2014 07:05
Why only the laughs and no answer ahsai bayai via DM Android App
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gramasevaks Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:26
Obviously jokers can only laugh. via DM Android App
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ANTON Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:31
PEOPLE WHO GO NUTS , START LAUGHING AT OTHERS FOR ANY THING.
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Palle Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:17
So, Maithripala asked the reporter: Are you the common candidate?
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Suq Madique Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:31
He tried to be the next PM but it did not work out so maybe now trying for the Presidency?
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Sugath Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:48
This is absurd. Media should not get caught to these rumors spread by goons in the Government. How can we have a somebody like Maithripala to be the common candidate.Common candidate is suppose to win and abolish the powers of Executive Presidency. Who can trust Maithripala for this job. He will be the next Rajapaksha if it is so.
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Elakiri Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:48
i am too hahhhaa hihihihi
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kaboos Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:49
No smoke without fire
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kingBarnet@pakisland.lk Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:43
Gallena broken... lendora open... lion BA ...////// (2009 comment)
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gihan perera Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:36
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Nizam Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:50
These are Political Jokes good for the gallery
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Laminate Friday, 21 November 2014 11:05
Ha ha, I also laugh, Hik Hik Hik.........
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Lucky Friday, 21 November 2014 13:15
Another Tsunami on the way.
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pathum chathuranga Friday, 21 November 2014 13:28
Sir,we respect you lot.you must with people.if you resign from government, we will not respect you sir.dont help any others,pls sir give your help for Great Mahinda rajapaksha then people will accept you.we with Great Mahinda rajapaksha.
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Dinitha Basnayake Friday, 21 November 2014 15:23
Never ever help people who give broken promises to the country. Work together with all for the new victory and be the president of the country. All the best .
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jay Friday, 21 November 2014 18:09
yes your a great man via DM Android App
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