MR says ready to handover SLFP Chairmanship to Maithri

2015-01-15 04:44:05

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had told party leaders of the UPFA last night that he was willing to hand over the Chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to President Maithripala Sirisena.

However, NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila and several others had reportedly asked former President not to resign from the post.

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga is to announce a decision taken at yesterday’s party leaders meeting shortly.

Meanwhile, a special meeting is to take place this afternoon between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Rajapaksa at the President’s Residence at Wijerama Road in Colombo.

  Comments - 18

  • Sam Samarasinghe Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:49

    "Gora visethi Nai Polangun wan, Minisun Mithuru Vesin Eyi nam, Emawita Pawasanu Muvin Obey "Buddhan Saranan Gachchami" "

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    Mercury Friday, 16 January 2015 10:37

    MR fires the first shot. Let the games begin! Can CBK leave for the UK at least now? Please?

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    chandimani Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:58

    Thank you sir. It is the only way to defeat UNP in the near future general election after 3 months. Many SLFPs vote to Maitri as he is good man for governance. But UNP does not have such good governance. We have to take over parliementry powers. Before to that Sarana Gunawardena, Mervin Silva like people send home. Be cautious on bad friends like Cabrral. Thanks

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    Banu Friday, 16 January 2015 10:33


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    Shamil Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:59

    Give him a Grama Sevaka post or some paddy fields to look after. via DM Android App

    Reply : 89       105

    Jayantha Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:26

    Very Good Decision. Do not follow advice of Weerawansa and Gammanpila. You will be in trouble Sir.

    Reply : 8       92

    Mohan Peris Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:13

    Good decision? He is trying to buy himself and family out of facing charges for corruption and other criminal charges coming up.

    Reply : 17       71

    sg Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:58

    Timely needful decision....

    Reply : 4       51

    Aruna Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:21

    Dear Mr. MR, just leave it. Not the name of the party important. You are the one important to the nation when time come and people realized it.

    Reply : 33       44

    krishna Thursday, 15 January 2015 18:48

    It is nothing to handover it is automatically happens

    Reply : 15       44

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:12

    The dream of former president Chandrika Bandaranaykke is becoming a reality.Where is S.B.Dissanayakke?

    Reply : 4       37

    Rohana Wijeweera Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:13

    Out of all you still got some respect left. Now, Let the others run the country democratically which you were unable to do during your tenure. You deserve a best retirement life.

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    Albert Gunasekera Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:16

    Hon President you are going to get trapped and the country will move into the same old pit. We voted for you for good governance and to bring back the peoples wealth taken away by corrupt politicos/officials.Do not trust anyone but believe in what you have told the nation. Theruwan Saranai

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    mithra Thursday, 15 January 2015 19:32

    Mr. President, be careful this is bribe for you to withdraw all charges to come against him and family. There could be other ulterior motives behind this.

    Reply : 14       57

    mahinda Friday, 16 January 2015 09:03

    Sinhalese people are. A.ungrateful race

    Reply : 7       8

    Aslam Friday, 16 January 2015 09:06

    Maithripala should not accept the post, he is a common president not SLFP president. This move put forward to save the culprits. Do 100 day programme and clean up parliment first and take control of SLFP. BE A GENTLEMAN

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    Modaya Friday, 16 January 2015 10:55

    At the going rate with every body supporting Maithri there will be no SLFPers in the next govmt. Maithi will be the only SLFPer.

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    sataro Friday, 16 January 2015 11:13

    Dont follow others dicision. If u do that u will be inside. dot get in to titanic ship. weeravansa traveling in titanic via DM Android App

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