JO not planning to grab power: MR

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the joint opposition was not planning a conspiracy to grab power in the country.

"We are only opposed to the privatization and alienation of national resources," he told journalists after visiting Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.

When asked about the removal of a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) provincial councillor from his portfolio, Mr. Rajapaksa said what happens when some members are removed is this his or her colleagues also resign in protest.

He said when agreements are being signed with the United National Party (UNP), other parties raised objections.

“The crux of the problem is not the decrease or increase of the support to any party. The people will show displeasure when other parties join the UNP. These protests against the government increase day by day. This exposes the political instability in the country,” Mr. Rajapaksa said. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

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  • nihal Friday, 12 May 2017 11:38 AM

    නරියත් කිව්වලු ඔහොම කතාවක්. පුලුවන් තරම් බොරු කියමින් ජාතිවාදය වපුරුවමින් වඩවර්ජනය කරමින් පාරවල් අවහිර කරමින් ....කරන්ඩ පුලුවන් දහ ජරා වැඩ ඔක්කොම කරලා.. හරියන්නෙ නෑ කියලා දැනගත්තම කියනවා මිදි තිත්තයි කියලා

    Casanova Friday, 12 May 2017 11:56 AM

    Even if you plan, you cant, you fool.

    JOKER. Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:45 PM

    THEN GO SEPTEMBER via DM Android App

    Palitha Galapitiya Friday, 12 May 2017 12:40 PM

    He knows very well that he and his group is not capable of doing a thing like that.

    gamini Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:49 AM

    Where are our satirists like on Saturday night live or British spitting image?We probably have more clowns deserving ridicule than any other country.

    Shelly. Friday, 12 May 2017 02:23 PM

    I feel sorry for this battered King. But what can we do if he cant understand the reality. via DM Android App

    Hillary Friday, 12 May 2017 02:53 PM

    You are shivering in your boots bogus Nihal

    ceylon Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:35 PM

    grab power for what .want to be more rich . via DM Android App

    Justica USA... Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:18 PM

    you are power hungry...if not ud not have amended the constitution to contest a 3rd time n then with no class n shame contested the general election to become an ORDINARY MP..thus losing the lul respect you had...now sabotaging everything happening... since u didnt go n spend the rest of ur life in peace. .get ready to face court cases where youd be found guilty n spend time in jail..another 1st....where an EX president of SL will serve time in jail.....loser much... via DM Android App

    Hubert Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:12 PM

    what would happen to a man with his credentials in a civilized country

    Kasun Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:39 PM

    If the JO has a mandate from the people for doing so, let that be done!

    Hiru Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:41 PM

    Wouldn't it be right on the part of the JO to grab power before the strategic assets of our country land in another's lap

    Simple Siomon Friday, 12 May 2017 12:35 AM

    You did both privatization and selling national resources when you were in power. What are you talking now?

    Dee Friday, 12 May 2017 12:51 AM

    If not, "why this kolaveri, kolaveri, kolaveri, dee"?

    Sylvia Haik Friday, 12 May 2017 02:45 AM

    I thought MR promised it in his rallies. Looks like his attempts had failed.

    Ram Friday, 12 May 2017 04:34 AM

    Being the man who gave green light to SAITM his failure to make his views known on the issue, and his support to GMOA strike actions is an indication of his intention to capture power

    critical Friday, 12 May 2017 05:54 AM

    close bad records, be a king again

    firdhousr Friday, 12 May 2017 06:20 AM

    It is not an acceptable practice from a civilized citizen of Sri Lanka to sabotage or challenge to sabotage a democratically elected government. Instead he is obliged to provide the support although he is from an opposition party. If Mr Mahind or someone else demonstrates his capability of running a good government by providing virtual ideas and solution to the present government being in opposition party, the people will have the chance to choose him in the next election.

    Kadiya Friday, 12 May 2017 06:22 AM

    No but you are, with or without their help!

    tissa Friday, 12 May 2017 06:43 AM

    at least now we think you are realise the truth and abuslute truth like the fox Who tried to eat grappa not grass via DM Android App

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 12 May 2017 07:23 AM

    Where is your Po-Hotu party now, Sir.

    rew Friday, 12 May 2017 11:06 AM

    Good example of a forked tongue


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