I'm the common candidate: Maithripala

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In what appeared to be a major political strategy, the United National Party (UNP) today decided to support SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

 

UNP Assistant General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the members of the UNP’s G-20, which was set up to take decisions on the presidential election, made this decision when they convened this morning.

 

He said a final decision would be taken at the party’s Working Committee meeting this evening.

 

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  • OSHA Friday, 21 November 2014 06:54 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS YOU.

    lenkact Friday, 21 November 2014 07:01 PM

    I think it is the time to make a change, i dnt blame the current president but it is time for all of Sri Lankan to make a change. Lets go with the Mitripala Sirisena now and see!

    sam silva Friday, 21 November 2014 04:45 PM

    Bye Bye brothers, 1000 advisers, 80 ministers and hopefully the Chinese projects. Will close down most wasteful projects

    willows Friday, 21 November 2014 04:52 PM

    end of wastage and corruption in this country, we can look forward for clean future.

    im unique Friday, 21 November 2014 07:14 PM

    arrival of new eara glad to here this

    Paranathala Friday, 21 November 2014 04:54 PM

    Whaw! What a pleasant relief, for the well-being of the current and future generations.

    Thanga Friday, 21 November 2014 07:14 PM

    Now we can sleep peacefully, especially the Thamils. Life for Thamils during the last 10 years is worse than hell. The Thamils of the North and East have to put up with an occupation army over 150,000 soldiers. Every Thamil is closely watched by the army intelligence. Thousand of Thamils have lost their land to the army to construct bases, resorts, golf course, presidential palace, hotels etc. Now we can see light at the end of a dark era.

    vinoj Friday, 21 November 2014 04:55 PM

    Well Done Jayaweva

    kapila Friday, 21 November 2014 07:22 PM

    Fonseka number 2, will end up with same fate

    Vimukthi Friday, 21 November 2014 04:56 PM

    Beginning of a new era , we are ready to die ....

    Drama Friday, 21 November 2014 04:57 PM

    Minister who served 14 yrs changing party is like USA supporting Jihad. think about it... this is a well played drama. UNP is gonna sink like the titanic

    tony Friday, 21 November 2014 07:37 PM

    NOW MR WILL GET HIS HENCHMEN TO CRITICIZE MS. THEY ARE VERY CLEVER TO RIDICULE THE OPPOSITION. DONT FORGET WHAT HAPPENED TO WAR HERO SF. THIS IS CHINTHANAYA

    sasindu Friday, 21 November 2014 07:40 PM

    You are the best

    TONY Friday, 21 November 2014 07:42 PM

    UNP IS READY TO PLACE COUNTRY BEFORE THEMSELVES THEY PREFER SAVING THE COUNTRY FROM DICTATORIAL RULE

    Edward Friday, 21 November 2014 07:43 PM

    All Sri Lankans should stick together to elect a new president to

    sam Silva Friday, 21 November 2014 05:04 PM

    REPLY TO DRAMA- who cares about the UNP. We care about the country. A completely new political landscape will emerge. This candidate is the best to save the country from ruin

    Buddika Friday, 21 November 2014 07:46 PM

    End of night race too...

    Rufus R. Friday, 21 November 2014 07:48 PM

    This is the Sri Lankan Modi who never was shy to talk of his pol sambole. Held high posts but kept his hands clean.

    chando Friday, 21 November 2014 05:07 PM

    Just as President Premadasa thought MR also thought that no one would dare to challenge him. Then the challenge came within, which ended up in the downfall of the regime. Jayawewa......!

    lal Friday, 21 November 2014 05:11 PM

    nah

    athas Friday, 21 November 2014 05:13 PM

    Go Maithri Go

    marru Friday, 21 November 2014 05:16 PM

    well done his Excellency

    Abdul Rahuman Friday, 21 November 2014 05:17 PM

    MY3 may prevail in future for all the Sri Lankans

    Priyantha Friday, 21 November 2014 05:18 PM

    End of Ethanol

    P.Rupasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 05:20 PM

    Where is the genuine common candidate Dr.Mervin Silva? This doctor should have been the common candidate, and his son as the premier ha ha ha ?? ??

    Gunapala Friday, 21 November 2014 05:21 PM

    Excellent decision. Please establish law and order in the country.

    REALSL Friday, 21 November 2014 08:05 PM

    You LTTE?

    nuwan Friday, 21 November 2014 05:24 PM

    Great relief for entire nation. Good Luck MS

    Dharshini Friday, 21 November 2014 08:23 PM

    MS may be a right choice but I will vote for MR this time not bcoz he is my hero the only reason we suffered lot all these decades tiger terrorism will not ready to suffer in future Taliban terrorism.

    CHANDRASAOMA Friday, 21 November 2014 05:25 PM

    GOT THE CANDIDATE. PART ONE OF THE CHALLENGE TO TOPPLE MR. DOES IT MEAN MR DEFEATED?

    pali Friday, 21 November 2014 08:27 PM

    Balaya sadakalika netha!!!!!!!! MR Obata den therenawada??????

    Jagmohan Friday, 21 November 2014 08:31 PM

    Do not comment for the sake of telling something. Be prudent and talk with sense.

    a change today for a better tomorrow Friday, 21 November 2014 08:33 PM

    both are M But S comes after R...... now its time for chanting MS ... MS... MS....

    sunil mohan Friday, 21 November 2014 08:36 PM

    Also to close all international air ports of Sri Lanka, immediately after election results

    A.C.M.Inayathullah Friday, 21 November 2014 08:39 PM

    We pray Allah to bless the new move towards true democracy and equallypray Allah to strengthen the hands of Common candidate Mitripala Srisena and all others who has committed themselves to come to this decison.

    Donnimal Friday, 21 November 2014 03:44 PM

    A Breath of fresh Air . Halelua!!!!

    assanga Friday, 21 November 2014 03:45 PM

    it seems a better decision for benefit of all sri lankan

    Mif Friday, 21 November 2014 03:48 PM

    Good Move... ! MS jaya niyathai.. It going to be END of MR era..

    Roshan Friday, 21 November 2014 03:48 PM

    Such A GREAT Relief.....

    MOHAMED Friday, 21 November 2014 03:48 PM

    OBATA JAYA WEWAA SIR this is time am waiting for thanks God now the next step is make confident of your victory dont worry sir your service is need to our NATION OBATA JAYA NEATHAI

    sam Friday, 21 November 2014 03:51 PM

    I badly need a change.

    Dilipa Friday, 21 November 2014 03:51 PM

    Seeing that death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come !!

    Nilanka Friday, 21 November 2014 08:59 PM

    Kawru dinuwath api podi miniddu paradhai...that is the thruth!

    Nilanka Friday, 21 November 2014 08:59 PM

    Kawru dinuwath api podi miniddu paradhai...that is the thruth!

    rifa Friday, 21 November 2014 03:51 PM

    ele ....ela

    kakopappa Friday, 21 November 2014 03:54 PM

    never a big fan of SLFP however, I liked Maithripala because he had a strong voice and a good character. I wish you all the best and good luck. I hope you will start a new era in SL politics.

    Tillak Friday, 21 November 2014 03:54 PM

    Very good move by the UNP. Forget Party politicts to save the country.

    sriananda74 Friday, 21 November 2014 06:02 PM

    Et Tu,Siri!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dr Walter Jayewardene Saturday, 06 December 2014 12:49 PM

    me and our group with your mammoth struggle for gaining freedom again. In one way You are the Great Kappetipola and also MahathMa Gandhi.We are with you until we gain our freedom. You are the Govi Mahathmaya"

    sameer Friday, 21 November 2014 09:06 PM

    So govt cannot do their own campaign as well? What a democrazy!

    darshi Friday, 21 November 2014 04:01 PM

    Best decision ever. All the best !!!!

    Munasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 09:10 PM

    "Aiyo sirisena"

    noorrox Friday, 21 November 2014 04:05 PM

    A very bold move... Im confident that this will create a major impact..

    SM Friday, 21 November 2014 04:06 PM

    Thoththa baba............

    Thomas Ranger Friday, 21 November 2014 04:07 PM

    Game baiya - kohomada Ranilge weda.

    Niroshan Friday, 21 November 2014 04:09 PM

    I helped him writing post cards when I was in grade 5 , you should win this election sir.

    Shamalka Friday, 21 November 2014 04:09 PM

    Dear Mr.Sirisena, before abolishing executive presidency, please remove all the cut outs with MRs face from every corner of the country which is democratically abusive. We have seen enough of his face for nearly 10 years now. Thank you!

    xx Friday, 21 November 2014 04:15 PM

    Very funny very funny

    Aza Rikz Friday, 21 November 2014 04:15 PM

    I guess all of us do! Working our fibers and roots off only to be indebted over the head already by the middle of the next month!!!

    Ayanthi Friday, 21 November 2014 06:22 PM

    We really needed this!

    Patriot Friday, 21 November 2014 06:23 PM

    More like the downfall of the entire nationwithout MR and Gota do you think this spineless people can stop LTTE from re-emerging?

    clueless Friday, 21 November 2014 04:17 PM

    Much better choice than any other common candidate names floating around. Hope that any undesirables will not follow him from the Govt. Hope the 100 day target of abolishing "JRs bahobootha viyawasthawa" will be met.

    OMG Friday, 21 November 2014 06:25 PM

    This is going to be nail biting one.

    janak Friday, 21 November 2014 04:19 PM

    look at the faces around him. they all in happy. why? because of the nation need him at this moment. well done sir - u r brave hearted man. definitely whole nation with you and will around you this time

    victor Friday, 21 November 2014 04:25 PM

    Any body can dream . You too have the right Mif.

    gayan Friday, 21 November 2014 06:28 PM

    He is a goner. 4o years of political career down the drain

    Duminda Friday, 21 November 2014 06:28 PM

    well done sir.You will win for sure, to rescue the country...

    Raj Saturday, 22 November 2014 04:30 PM

    Obama then Modi now My3 what a charismatic leaders

    lalin Friday, 21 November 2014 04:27 PM

    This will be the end of the UNP

    Wellwisher Friday, 21 November 2014 06:33 PM

    Great move, let the country breath with easiness. Gud luck.

    Hitler Friday, 21 November 2014 04:31 PM

    Holy sht..... whats going on

    yeah right! Friday, 21 November 2014 06:34 PM

    Yeah right! He will bring the country to ruinWe need Mr until we pass 2020 The LTTE still exists and do you think these weaklings can stop their return?

    willows Friday, 21 November 2014 04:32 PM

    good appoint RW as your priminister, but make sure to appoint GSF as your defense minister

    ANTON Friday, 21 November 2014 06:39 PM

    API BAYA WEY OWATA !!!! NEDA LOKKA ?????

    chaminda gihan Friday, 21 November 2014 06:40 PM

    Will see what happen

    Wewala Friday, 21 November 2014 06:40 PM

    Another West led move to change the regime , colonial power set led by Chandrica Bandaranayake will not win, the common man in Srilanka is and will be happy with present regime.

    jayantha liyanage Friday, 21 November 2014 04:34 PM

    i wish you all the best at coming election

    kavindu Friday, 21 November 2014 06:43 PM

    mmmmm.....nice move,

    gowravi Friday, 21 November 2014 04:36 PM

    Very Good move, We all need a CHANGE,Bye brothers !!

    Abey Friday, 21 November 2014 06:44 PM

    Common man as a common candidate. Listened to the candidate, far cry from Gen F. Soft and knowldgeble and respectful, even to MR. xcellent and very effective speech. I hope he can get at least another10 MPs to leave Govt. MR will have a tough fight

    Game Baiya Friday, 21 November 2014 04:38 PM

    Best combination. MP as non executive President and RW as PM. This is future if Sri lanka with hope for young.

    Mah Friday, 21 November 2014 04:43 PM

    Really a very happy news.Hope the outcome of this change will be a good one for the country and all the people in Srilanka

    Satha Friday, 21 November 2014 04:44 PM

    Well done Madam CBK


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