Subscribe

Video: This may be my last state function: Maithripala

2014-11-21 07:08:57
88
49187

SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena addressing an event at Battaramulla a short while ago said, ‘this may be my last state function’, amid widespread speculation that he might break ranks with the incumbent regime.


“Time solves a lot of things. This may be my last state function. People give power not to abuse it and make money. It’s given to serve the people. This power should never be abused. No one should be drunk with power,” he said at a function to appoint officials to the Health Ministry.


It was rumoured that the minister had earlier rejected an invitation to address the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) news Conference scheduled to be held at the party headquarters in Darley Road.

 

WATCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana


  Comments - 88

  • kakopappa Friday, 21 November 2014 12:41

    Onna giyaaaaaa

    Reply : 11       134

    Aruna Shantha Nonis Friday, 21 November 2014 16:14

    Right decision at the right time.....

    Reply : 3       70

    Herath Friday, 21 November 2014 12:46

    Good Luck Sir....

    Reply : 7       167

    Ghost Rider Friday, 21 November 2014 12:50

    The writing is on the wall

    Reply : 3       82

    pradda Friday, 21 November 2014 12:55

    With recent developments, I need to change my perception that all politicians in this regime do not have a backbone to stand for what is right. You, JHU and others who crossover have changed it. Thank you and all the best.

    Reply : 0       153

    Amara Friday, 21 November 2014 12:56

    You win it. Pure solid votes for you!

    Reply : 0       131

    Sam Friday, 21 November 2014 12:59

    Hurray.......Great t, excellent....brave decision against regime.Thanks Sir....

    Reply : 1       94

    Prasad Friday, 21 November 2014 13:00

    My country is waiting for you sir!

    Reply : 2       81

    das Friday, 21 November 2014 13:05

    Congratulations

    Reply : 0       64

    sumith Friday, 21 November 2014 13:13

    Sir, the future of people of this country is in your hands. Finally we understood that there were many people in this government who had the back bone. JAYAWEWA>

    Reply : 4       60

    Rohan jayasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 13:15

    Has the battle begun. All the best Srilanka. We want the best.

    Reply : 2       54

    AWAKE Team Friday, 21 November 2014 13:16

    ALL THE BEST YOU ARE A GREAT POLITICIAN.NEED SOLUTIONS FOR ALL SOCIAL ISSUES OF CORRUPTION,ABUSE,CRIME BREAKAGE OF LAW AND JUSTICE ETC

    Reply : 0       54

    Lucky Friday, 21 November 2014 13:19

    A good gentleman fit for the job.

    Reply : 0       50

    Ryan Friday, 21 November 2014 13:21

    why this guy going? for PMship or presidency

    Reply : 36       11

    gulglad Friday, 21 November 2014 13:21

    well done sir, Hat off for your valid comment.

    Reply : 0       45

    Moody Friday, 21 November 2014 13:26

    yes grab all the votes and jump back to regime as if you have not robbed why were u sleeping all this while via DM Android App

    Reply : 38       16

    waruna Friday, 21 November 2014 13:30

    SL could be much better if not for corruption .

    Reply : 0       38

    Thusitha Bandara Friday, 21 November 2014 13:31

    The people should be think as very serious about third time contesting with executive power. How will be end up this......?? You have backbone sir. Country need good democratic govt. with good international relationship. I wish SL will have it to entire people of this country

    Reply : 0       16

    Saras Friday, 21 November 2014 13:33

    Let the game begin......

    Reply : 0       30

    Nalin Friday, 21 November 2014 13:36

    Thanks should be given to Ven. Rathana Thero and all other parties who initiated this move, Dear Sir make it happen. People of this country were much awaited to see a good change.

    Reply : 1       32

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 21 November 2014 13:36

    ANOTHER SF

    Reply : 47       17

    pathum Friday, 21 November 2014 13:56

    Man please be silence if you do not know politics,SF has a political background but Mr Maithripala has a long standing political experience.

    Reply : 4       18

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 21 November 2014 14:47

    pathum, wait and see, time will tell you lots.

    17       7

    hameed Friday, 21 November 2014 13:36

    best luckvfor the country and those who love this country to live harmoniously. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       8

    Alston Silva Friday, 21 November 2014 13:39

    You seem to fit into slot of common candidate out of so many on the run

    Reply : 0       11

    Harsha Panagoda Friday, 21 November 2014 13:41

    Itz Hi time. Pure Gentlman , who fit for the Job. Go Sri Lanka Go.................

    Reply : 0       9

    Anura Senanayake Friday, 21 November 2014 13:41

    Paninna Aiya Paninna !

    Reply : 0       11

    sinner Friday, 21 November 2014 13:42

    Now MR vs MS

    Reply : 0       11

    gota Friday, 21 November 2014 13:45

    EXCELLENT LESEN TO " MA HARI JAGATHA"

    Reply : 0       9

    Raush Friday, 21 November 2014 13:45

    Need of the hour.... via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       8

    Ryan Friday, 21 November 2014 13:46

    because of this we earned lakhs today, thanks maithree, we want more

    Reply : 0       6

    student Friday, 21 November 2014 13:47

    Billy boy found, Ranil safe for 2nd time...

    Reply : 10       10

    senaka Friday, 21 November 2014 13:49

    jayawewa

    Reply : 0       6

    dilipa Friday, 21 November 2014 13:50

    Few good Men !

    Reply : 0       5

    kolla Friday, 21 November 2014 13:50

    U r Wellcome Sir !!!!!

    Reply : 1       7

    wata uda Friday, 21 November 2014 13:50

    wata uda dan nam...

    Reply : 1       1

    Atthattama Friday, 21 November 2014 13:55

    Too late Sir. They are unshakable!

    Reply : 16       2

    Ransinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 13:58

    Mister Minister, Who have finally honoured the TRUE Sarong - Banian clad SLFP party men in the country. This should be another milestone after British Rulers left the Country and the people get an opportunity to free themselves from the clutches of Kalu Suddas and the corrupt politicians presently ruling the country. Ransinghe

    Reply : 1       12

    hibuly bubily Friday, 21 November 2014 14:00

    Well done Sir.

    Reply : 0       8

    Charith Friday, 21 November 2014 14:01

    "People give power not to abuse it and make money." Really Mr. Sirisena? Are you also forgetting your past like Duminda Silva now?

    Reply : 13       7

    WIN SL Friday, 21 November 2014 14:01

    Good luck Sir....you can do it. Break the dictatorship /one man show /all in one basket policy

    Reply : 0       13

    Samsudeen Friday, 21 November 2014 14:10

    You are the most Sri Lanka suitable gentleman who would have been the the President of Sri Lanka

    Reply : 0       6

    Manel Friday, 21 November 2014 14:12

    If you r leaving to throw the despot out I will vote for you even though we are traditionally UNPers.

    Reply : 2       8

    Faslan Friday, 21 November 2014 14:14

    Welcome to the board sir. Timely decision as the ship has started sinking.

    Reply : 0       11

    migara Friday, 21 November 2014 14:29

    he is a lesser crook, the talk is unusual tone..for people...love of the people ?

    Reply : 0       5

    Acmrazik Friday, 21 November 2014 14:32

    Congratulations we are with you

    Reply : 0       7

    anurudda Friday, 21 November 2014 14:32

    good luck sir... great man no bad record not like rajapakse

    Reply : 0       7

    NIRMAL Friday, 21 November 2014 14:35

    TRUE SRILANKAN

    Reply : 0       5

    sg Friday, 21 November 2014 14:35

    He , one of the honorable person in existing government, in this momentum time. I think he should not take negative decision regarding his political life. He was insulted and marginalized in last period. This crucial time is good lesion for existing political leadership in the country. Power is like invisible it can be change any time. But in this crucial time Minister should be tolerated and should not take a negative decision behalf of external parties or group. If is possible , definitely SLFP will face same problem like which was faced UNP in earlier. it will give long term harmful effect for the SLFP.

    Reply : 0       7

    kalusena Friday, 21 November 2014 14:38

    Sri Lanka needed a regime who could bend the rules to defeat LTTE terrorism. That is history now. People are now fed up with over- bending of the rules. We need a leader (not a looser) who can win peoples votes to form a just and fair government for all. ..

    Reply : 1       12

    Siril Friday, 21 November 2014 18:32

    LTTE is not gone

    Reply : 7       0

    karnan Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:22

    No its gone

    0       2

    dinesh Friday, 21 November 2014 14:40

    wish you all the best sir

    Reply : 0       7

    gkip1975 Friday, 21 November 2014 14:49

    Good Luck Sir,,

    Reply : 0       6

    ajith Friday, 21 November 2014 14:49

    Well Done, we a with you!

    Reply : 0       7

    nandana naranpanawa Friday, 21 November 2014 15:04

    good luck our leader. you will be president our country. i like to you.

    Reply : 0       9

    Tharindu Friday, 21 November 2014 15:10

    He will do the part here that Narendra Modi does in india. JAYA WEWA!!!

    Reply : 2       8

    wilows Friday, 21 November 2014 15:21

    Hon sir, count on more than 35 votes from me.

    Reply : 3       7

    patriot Friday, 21 November 2014 15:46

    Good Luck Sir. Wish you all best and please save our country.

    Reply : 1       4

    Nalin Friday, 21 November 2014 15:48

    we all are with you sir... All the best.

    Reply : 1       4

    Perera Friday, 21 November 2014 15:51

    I still vote for MRI know all the corruption but its now new and I am afraid the new government will be unable to continue the development

    Reply : 4       6

    Meedin Friday, 21 November 2014 15:51

    Asia Ascharya just begun. Congratulations.

    Reply : 0       5

    bokka Friday, 21 November 2014 16:10

    hadson samarasinghe get ready???????

    Reply : 1       3

    nissanka Friday, 21 November 2014 16:11

    good luck

    Reply : 0       3

    sameera Udayanga Friday, 21 November 2014 16:16

    Well said sir,.... And Weldone... Congract Sir....... Wish you all the success.......

    Reply : 0       3

    JayaK Friday, 21 November 2014 16:18

    Can we trust him, Definitely he will give up the battle last moment

    Reply : 0       4

    sameer Friday, 21 November 2014 17:00

    Respect this decision. But hypocrisy shows again. Corrupt are being corrupt. If mervin silva made that move many would be there to clap him too. As if all opposition politicians are lord Buddha. Later they are taken for a ride by those politicians and thrown into dustbin. Feel sorry for this gentleman.

    Reply : 1       3

    AYESHA Friday, 21 November 2014 17:01

    It is a real jock

    Reply : 0       2

    saman priyantha Friday, 21 November 2014 17:07

    obata jaya

    Reply : 0       3

    Azee Friday, 21 November 2014 17:21

    What is Nimal Siripala and Premajayanth doing do you want to continue as puppets without any say via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       2

    TONY Friday, 21 November 2014 20:05

    SUSIL WILL NEVER LEAVE MR

    Reply : 0       1

    dimuthu priyankara samarasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 17:25

    good luck sir my cantragulation

    Reply : 0       4

    Mason Friday, 21 November 2014 17:54

    Congratulations Sir and wish you luck.

    Reply : 0       2

    Firozkhan Friday, 21 November 2014 17:54

    Very good thing your welcome sir happy day god bles you sir

    Reply : 0       2

    shafkhan Friday, 21 November 2014 18:31

    Great job well done time has come for the trust. we are there sir via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    lOKKU Friday, 21 November 2014 18:50

    For the betterment of our beautiful country let us all unite and send Rajapakses home.They made enough money and please ensure to recover these illegal money from them. God bless Sri Lanka

    Reply : 1       3

    Aruna Friday, 21 November 2014 19:07

    Congratulation!

    Reply : 0       2

    janitha Friday, 21 November 2014 20:02

    TIME FOR MR R TO GO AND MR S TO COME,JUST LIKE IN THE ALPHABET

    Reply : 0       3

    TONY Friday, 21 November 2014 20:03

    CONGRATULATIONS, YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO WILL RIG THE VOTES. PLEASE PUT IN THE PLUG IN TIME SO THAT THEY WILL NOT WIN BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

    Reply : 0       1

    Wijitha Chandrasiri - Rupa Disanayaka Friday, 21 November 2014 21:03

    Bright Future Sir

    Reply : 0       2

    priyatharshan Saturday, 22 November 2014 09:46

    best of luck sir.. truth never lost..

    Reply : 0       3

    Farook Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:47

    Srilankans should be lucky to have you as the next Prsident. All the best of luck.

    Reply : 0       2

    FAROOK Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:07

    Hope Sri Lanka will have a good future.

    Reply : 1       1

    Rahman Saturday, 22 November 2014 23:59

    This time no escape . A True Son of Sri Lanka from Polannaruwa will rule the country for the next 8 years. MS will do a Good Governnace

    Reply : 0       1

    Rayan Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:41

    Cheers

    Reply : 0       1

    sekara Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:49

    Beware of currupted ministers

    Reply : 0       2

    Edi Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:47

    Wait for an another war...Do not forget that all living peacefully bacuse of Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksha.You may not be living today, if Mahinda was not there.

    Reply : 0       2

    Edi Sunday, 23 November 2014 19:47

    Wait for an another war...Do not forget that all living peacefully bacuse of Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksha.You may not be living today, if Mahinda was not there.

    Reply : 0       2

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