Video: Crossover attempt goes wrong

2014-12-24 10:53:15

In an apparent cross over attempt that went wrong, Savithra De Silva, a UPFA member of the Dehiwela- Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council, today appeared at a news briefing held at the common opposition’s candidate office in Colombo and said that he would not betray Mahinda Rajapaksa.


The news briefing was held with the participation of UNP MP Sujeewa Senasinghe and several other members of the local government authorities.

Former Western Provincial Councillor Keerthi Udawatte had introduced Mr. De Silva saying he was willing to support common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena.


Mr. De Silva addressing the gathering told that the country was enjoying the freedom today because of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and went on to praise him, which startled MP Senasinghe and others who were present.


MP Senasinghe, who calmed the gathering, told people to let Mr. De Silva to proceed unharmed and wished him luck for his future in his political carrier.



Video by Sanath Desmond


  Comments - 41

  • Laminate Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:32

    I would like to know, what level of freedom he is talking about?

    Reply : 37       220

    Lamination Thursday, 25 December 2014 15:35

    He is talking about the freedom you are using to insult MR

    Reply : 9       18

    Laminate Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:32

    I would like to know, what level of freedom he is talking about?

    Reply : 17       104

    nes Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:46

    Freedom at your level...well the bombs and Guns are lower than your high level

    Reply : 45       26

    Suba Anagathyak Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:15

    So is the high level of corruption my friend.

    5       49

    Salman Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:43

    Excellent, good respond Mr Silva

    Reply : 128       52

    karu Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:52

    May be the prevailing chill weather was too much that he wanted a cup of famous coffee.

    Reply : 8       78

    WIN SL Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:57

    Syco Bugger

    Reply : 5       127

    Sydney Sri Lankan Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:49

    so true. I think this is all planned. this is epic hahahah

    Reply : 3       67

    premalal Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:06

    Freedom to sell drugs, freedom to rape, freedom to extort, freedom to plunder.

    Reply : 5       102

    myraspi Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:21

    Think this is a publicity stunt by the government. Now this will be played all over the state media day and night.I also think the opposition should be more careful when handling crossovers. No need to just let it get to your head.

    Reply : 4       75

    susul Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:38

    Excellent, good respond..

    Reply : 25       27

    Janaka Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:38

    Dan ithin ITN/Rupawahini ekai maha lokuwata pennai....

    Reply : 4       65

    RXX Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:42

    How pathetic it is to see this kind of poor tactics to prevent people from gathering around the common candidate by the regime. This is a clear indication that the president is well aware about the election defeat.

    Reply : 4       86

    Ryan Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:08

    Very true. Mr. President prepare yourself to lose gracefully.. without attempting cheap tactics.. mr. De silva would have received a cup of coffee for this

    Reply : 1       49

    Rush Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:46

    This serasinghe chap is a proper stand up comedian.

    Reply : 5       36

    dcn Wednesday, 24 December 2014 17:51

    Is it any game being played by Sea single? Better watch out.

    Reply : 2       10

    Fassey Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:01

    Nutty fellow

    Reply : 1       25

    Kautheboy Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:09

    Mr. Sujeewa handled the situation properly.

    Reply : 2       88

    kumar Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:23

    tharuna unath karapu wede ....onna wedak

    Reply : 16       8

    Dutchy Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:27

    well done putha... MS camp plays the roles of Age Wairaya 3. You made a golden history ;) well done

    Reply : 68       24

    premalal Wednesday, 24 December 2014 18:30


    Reply : 3       56

    Udaris Wednesday, 24 December 2014 20:11

    what a cheat, MR is resorting to dirty tactics. Just shows how My3 group politicians are courteous tackling such a audacious situation.Any more up the sleeve of MR crowd, the desperados.

    Reply : 3       43

    winitha Wednesday, 24 December 2014 20:25

    well done.

    Reply : 7       9

    Rro Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:13

    He must be thinking that he did a brave act. This is Montessori stuff

    Reply : 1       54

    ms Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:14

    Great. Well done. Good lesson to baka panditha Sujeewata. Moda pandithayek

    Reply : 0       0

    Ranjan Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:16

    Just imagine if a UNP mp go to UPFA office and talk against Mahinda and praise My3 what will be the situation? and what will happen to that MP. This is the defference between MR regime and My3 regime. Wise People have got a real time experience choose the correct party.

    Reply : 3       66

    Liswom Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:26

    The government faction is so bankrupt that they are forced to stage this kind of comedy with a guy who himself admitted that he has only three years experience in politics. You can spot ITN mike in the video. They never cover up pro Maithri meetings and this is pre-planned.

    Reply : 1       43

    Ryan Thursday, 25 December 2014 15:28

    My friend this is maithrees office, not itn office

    Reply : 8       1

    mayday Thursday, 25 December 2014 18:43

    The starter unit in your tube light needs to be replaced.

    0       5

    Nawaz Dawood Wednesday, 24 December 2014 21:27

    I do not understand this bogus cross overs mostly imitated by the UNP. I can see some people do not even acknowledge that we are better off security wise. However, all these cross overs are good for house cleaning of the government. They will be able to reward the true national heros in better footing. Champika Ranawake and Rajitha Senaratne are worse traitors. Maithripala Sirisena is a villain.

    Reply : 56       17

    Ananda Thursday, 25 December 2014 12:54

    Baila kiyawenda epa malli, ohe kiyanawa puluwannang eka Muslim gamada kiyannako balamu.

    Reply : 0       3

    RRP Thursday, 25 December 2014 01:08

    This young fellow took the experienced parliamentarian Mr. Sujeewa Sernasinghe for a good ride. What he did was a good lesson for both sides.

    Reply : 0       1

    Zypher Thursday, 25 December 2014 07:51

    WOW, I am impressed. My respect for Sujeewa has exponentially increased. This is democracy. This is how a democracy and an open society should function. Kudos.

    Reply : 0       1

    The God Father Thursday, 25 December 2014 12:55

    So is his father

    Reply : 0       0

    AKILA Thursday, 25 December 2014 13:58

    well done sir

    Reply : 1       2

    kapila Thursday, 25 December 2014 16:37

    well done you have back bone to tell your decision.

    Reply : 3       4

    T Wickramaratna Thursday, 25 December 2014 17:49

    So again the UNP got caught to MR"s trap

    Reply : 1       3

    Dimendra Liyanage Thursday, 25 December 2014 18:21

    Childish act. Bravo!

    Reply : 1       2

    Dimendra Liyanage Thursday, 25 December 2014 18:23

    He should have done that being inside MR campaign.

    Reply : 0       1

    Aadhil Friday, 26 December 2014 11:20

    This jokers need to get some better training to make some real jokes.

    Reply : 0       1

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