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By Sherwani Synon


Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was snubbed for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) annual convention held today and was also a notable absentee from the massive poster erected behind the stage of the event depicting former leader’s of the party.

Speaking to exclusively to Daily Mirror online the former President said she did not receive an invitation for the convention held at Temple Trees today under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa despite being the patron of the SLFP.

The massive poster at the convention behind the main stage had images of past and the present leader of the SLFP, former Prime Minister S.W.R.D Bandaranaike, former Prime Minister Siramavo Bandaranaike and current President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

However the image of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was absent from the poster despite the fact that she was the leader of the SLFP and President of the country before President Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed.

Asked if her omission from the annual event and the poster of past SLFP leaders meant President Rajapaksa had a grudge against her she replied “I don’t know why he should hold a grudge against me. He hasn’t told me. I don’t know why he is doing this.”

Mrs. Kumaratunga noted that the entire SLFP, except for three members, were against President Rajapaksa being appointed leader of the SLFP when she was about to relinquish power but yet she made him the party leader and Presidential candidate as she felt she had an obligation to do so.

Asked if she was now disappointed at nominating President Mahinda Rajapaksa to lead the SLFP and the country, Mrs. Kumaratunga said “That you will know when I write my life story.”

Daily Mirror online attempted to contact Prime Minister D.M Jayaratna and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena for a response to the comments made by Mrs. Kumaratunga but they could not be reached. (Daily Mirror online)




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  • Dayaratne Sunday, 05 September 2010 01:45 AM

    The constituional changes will definitely be approved. Will Chandrika contest the Presidency again?

    Wasantha Friday, 03 September 2010 06:50 AM

    CBK did nothing for SLFP and she has no right to claim or cry.

    dismon Thursday, 02 September 2010 02:39 PM

    her life story ??? all d dirty work she did will be there too is it??

    J Dan Thursday, 02 September 2010 03:02 PM

    Its like SF photograph in the war heroes posters and cut outs.
    very soon it will be the Rajapaksha's only, not even the GODs

    Che Thursday, 02 September 2010 03:10 PM

    SRI LANKA IS WELL KNOWN FOR IT'S PETTIMINDEDNESS,.

    Rohith Thursday, 02 September 2010 03:16 PM

    Out of the two one is not better than the other. When you were in power you were cunning like a fox and arrogance had no bounds.

    Elaris Thursday, 02 September 2010 03:24 PM

    Madam You, yourself must take the responsibility for this plight.

    P.C. PERERA Thursday, 02 September 2010 03:40 PM

    Before writing her Autobiography hope she will write a book on alligations put forward against her in the book of CHAURA REGINA writen by Victor Ivan.

    ponrajah Friday, 03 September 2010 08:28 AM

    Well Wasantha, she did nothing for the country either and does she think anybody is interested in reading about her life? She must be more balmy than I thought.

    Deepal Thursday, 02 September 2010 05:24 PM

    Showing the world, how to take revenge.

    lkalas Thursday, 02 September 2010 06:49 PM

    Your time has passed.

    Concerned Citizen Thursday, 02 September 2010 07:17 PM

    No wonder he treats Fonseka like dirt!

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 02 September 2010 11:20 PM

    This is a bad precedent!

    Lion Friday, 03 September 2010 01:20 AM

    Vengeance and extreme pride of one's self leads to destruction.

    Lanka puthra Friday, 03 September 2010 09:20 AM

    very rightly said

    she sat on her seat of power and did nothing during her time what more does she expect in return at least we can see visible development compared to her time..........CBK RIP i don't know even if that is possible

    Geronimo Friday, 03 September 2010 02:07 AM

    She sowed the wind and is now reaping the whirlwind! CBK has only herself to blame for the tragedy that has befallen the country.

    Don Friday, 03 September 2010 09:44 PM

    She is enjoying her retirement in a very comfortable surrounding and having the time of her life in London!

    arshad Friday, 03 September 2010 09:54 AM

    Please do not insult her what ever said she led her party to victory and also never was a Racist as the Patron and one time leader of the Party she deserved to be invited and her images in wioth the past leaders

    Ashad Saturday, 04 September 2010 10:32 AM

    She is the one to be blamed for making this pot of soup!

    rosh Friday, 03 September 2010 03:15 AM

    I think Victor Ivan has already wrote one !!!!

    Reality Friday, 03 September 2010 03:39 AM

    Exactly! by bringing the culprit to the Prime minister post.

    xlntgson Friday, 03 September 2010 10:32 AM

    She would have visited without invitation and sat in the gallery, after all whose property is a political party? Neither Bandaranaikes nor Rajapakses. I think it is a national party.

    Dayaratne Saturday, 04 September 2010 04:14 AM

    Well said. Most other comments show how fickle Sri Lanans are.


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