I’ll contest general election: MR

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CIzujkeUMAA8czzFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a gathering at Medamulana this morning revealed that he would contest the upcoming general election.

“I will not ignore the requests that have been made to me by the people – I accept it wholeheartedly. . . Therefore we will move forward at the upcoming general election with this force of people – we have made preparations to move forward . . . We will contest at the upcoming general elections for the sake of the party and the country.”

Mr. Rajapaksa said he would rectify their previous mistakes and approach the people in a more sensitive manner in the journey ahead.

However, he did not name the party through which he would contest. (Lakna Paranamanna)
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  • justicia Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:03 PM

    The first step in rectification is to list out the mistakes (a very mild word), state them in the public domain, and god knows how you are going to rectify.

    Percy Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:35 PM

    MR by contesting again gives another opportunity to his opponents to expose large scale corruption and abuse of power under his rule to new voters, especially majority of youth who were unintersted in politics until he decided to contest the Presidency for the 3rd occassion. Percy

    Amila Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:38 PM

    Further, there are 500 schools in the island without single toilet.

    Sach Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:06 PM

    LTTE diaspora is with RW this time ..

    Bala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:38 PM

    Depends on how you see it. Even Lord Buddha abhorred looting and revenge which MR parctised. So comments in line with Buddhism.

    Mahen Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:09 PM

    The interesting bit will be now that he is another parliamentary candidate he will have to forgo all his former presidential privileges! Will that happen?

    Bala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:41 PM

    If you think like a Village Man, that is exactly how you must vote - not for correct reasons but just for intangible nonsense.

    dham Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:18 PM

    You are in this business 45 years why dont you give another person to settle down greediest politician ever in SL via DM Android App

    Parakrama Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:42 PM

    It will be intersesting to find out whether a past Executive President of any country in the world contested parlimentary elections to become a ordinery MP. Another Guiness Record to be established by a Sri Lankan? Parakrama

    Haran Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:12 PM

    Some guys have all the luckSome guys have all the painSome guys get all the breaksSome guys do nothing but complainLet allow people to decide the fate of our country

    Abey Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:46 PM

    He is a Pothugeese pedigree FM south.

    Feedback Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:15 PM

    can any reader let me know whether non English newspaper readers express views for and against .

    Yan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:17 PM

    This fisherman MR hails from fishermen community. He shows how a fisherman behave and he does the political fishing right now. He bribed LTTE to win 2005 election and he attacked SF ( later imprisoned) to win 2010 election. These kind of third class tactics is in his blood. As Sri Lankans, we have make clear to all that we will only elect true and professional political leaders.

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:17 PM

    Lies and fear tactics of MR. Only corrupt development was stopped, over 50000 houses were built ,electric trains to be built by the MS-RW regime

    Gehan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:46 PM

    This is the fault of MS and RW. This bugger, his kith and kin, the looters and bum lickers must be in jail by now if the above two kept their words. The national wealth robbers, looters, drug barrons, rapist etc etc all had a field day due to the blessings they received from the biggest rouge in history - Mahinda Rjapaksha. Now this bugger is preaching peace, harmony, sympathy and

    SAM Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:17 PM

    Most of the comments here are from bunch of ungrateful sinners. These low lives cannot understand that they can go anywhere now without being blown up because of MR. When the bombs go off from the next separatist war let it be their children who get caught in it. That is what they these people deserve

    lkman1 Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:21 PM

    Some loose 20 times and may be some wish to lose the second time.

    simon Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:48 PM

    @amilaDid anyone if your allegations being proved ??

    Aquarius Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:24 PM

    Yes, give the people the names of those rogues you protected and files you claimed to have in your possession.

    famine Monkey Needs PM post finally Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:22 PM

    Even if he dies, his "payraythakama" Will Never end.

    modaya Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:22 PM

    People never requested to contest u.

    Roshan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:50 PM

    As a man of good ethics and a gentleman can President Maithripala even consider giving nomination for MR after having leveled so much allegations against him. President Maithripala is well aware of all corruptions

    mac Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:26 PM

    He want the money not the people, deepest sympathies to the people if mahinda wins

    anay palayan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:23 PM

    GOOD TO ROB MORE

    ANAY PALAYAN Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:24 PM

    GOOD TO ROB MORE

    simon Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:51 PM

    Had the taste of intellectuals governing the country for 5 months !

    MY3 life is now in DANGER Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:25 PM

    According to new amendment , there will be less security even for president, so once MR entered, he will play easily with MY3 and terminate his life to become a president again in this country. Because MR knows MY3 weakness and how to play easily with his supporters with pushing unitl he comes to the power. this is what happening... After all these he will make his pawul paksa consitution

    simon Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:54 PM

    we could come up with a long laundry list of all the wrong doings but it is up to the people to vote for him or not !

    Sapu Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:32 PM

    By development you mean the Airport in Mattala built for Birds to land?

    SourGrapes Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:58 PM

    Your boundless greed to grab power has made you a clown. Keep entertaining us!

    Akilan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:33 PM

    Social media is the best tool that intellectuals should be using it to the best to inform everyone and make sure MR is permanently sit on the bench as a MP without any portfolio.

    Last election result shows clearly Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:33 PM

    MR always make himself people wants him..But actually people do not want him and already rejected in the last election

    aachita hal karanda yanwada Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:58 PM

    ungay acchita haaal karanda RATA mey horu okoma kaaala kaal tamat kandai hadane

    PoPo Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:34 PM

    It is very easy to sum up the character of this man. A power hunger, racist, corrupt and shameless leech.

    simon Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:00 PM

    Exactly,Why most of the people getting all nervous of MR contesting. Let the people decided on election day !

    J R Rajapakse Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:01 PM

    we need you sir.

    Horri Jimon is Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:32 AM

    Sorry you will be defeated very badly.

    Samthanha Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:11 PM

    thanha jathi soko via DM Android App

    viraj Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:39 PM

    So Ranil is an intellectual ? I am confused.. lol

    Dan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:02 PM

    it is sorry picture portrayed by most of the idiots written above comments..... of course mostly by desperate LTTE rump who are greatly worried about definite return of MR....

    Cristo Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:40 PM

    Quickly MR must be brought back !!!! The country is starting to think for itself , people are able to discuss politics freely..people can read a free uncensored press...if he,s not brought back now , Sri Lanka may get a taste for democracy

    Sapu Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:16 PM

    Dear Sach, The LTTE Diaspora trick is now outdated and useless

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:36 AM

    Why did you let to loot the money of the public? so people will never allow to come into the Parliament.Better rest at home.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:46 PM

    We have to make a collective decision by all voters not to allow this devil and his gang of rapists, drug dealers, and murderers not to take over this country again. If these thugs come back, then may God help our country. Mahinda, the greedy politician, should be kicked out once again - and this time for ever.

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:19 PM

    We are not ungrateful, That is why we will punish MR for Jailing the person that ended the war, FM Sarath Fonseka!

    kingkhan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:19 PM

    For sure, will be a looser again if MR contest

    Katta Hora Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:20 PM

    Ado Horah..No one wants you nor requests that you come back to politics..Such a big rogue can be so thick skinned..Disgusting vermin..Sad.. and this was our president ..what morals and values!

    sam Thursday, 02 July 2015 05:34 AM

    Have forgotten batalanda and UN white flag case?

    Eranga Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:22 PM

    hamba karapu tharama madiwelada?

    Damien Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:51 PM

    Sikuru you should stop embarrassing yourself.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:25 PM

    Before it is too late, will someone tell MR to read the comments, likes and dislikes on this page?He can save billions of rupees that he is going to spend on election. (In the last held election also DM readers predicted it through comments )

    abzia Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:53 PM

    This fellow will lose all priviledges which he got as d past president..wht a foolish decision..

    Kalu Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:55 PM

    Its seems some folks are really uncomfortable and jittery about the news! Let the people asses the performance of the current 5 month government on - speed of economic activities or the lack of it, state of national security , the impact of the bond scam, democratic rights, rule of law, media freedom vs the performance of the earlier government. Let the people prioritise the core issues that matters them most in their day to day lives and make their judgement . Its a chance to rectify their recent wrong decision if at all or reaffirm same as different segments have varying issues , the magnitude of which will decide the outcome.

    gdj100 Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:58 PM

    So he does admits he made mistakes...and says he cannot ignore the wishes of the people who requested him to contest. This election might just prove how short-sighted we Sri Lankans really are.

    Sapu Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:38 PM

    We are just showing our gratitude for Rathupaswala ,Deraniyagala, White Vans etc. Is that ungrateful?

    Billa Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:31 PM

    Bala you stop your nonsense.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:22 AM

    Chee....Chee....Chee....

    Dammiika Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:04 PM

    People never requested you ... but of cause all thugs, rogues, drug loads and rapists requested you to do so

    Kadmin Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:11 PM

    My vote is for UNP. At this moment you cannot trust your president either. He showed his weakness or inefficacy.

    Vimal Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:14 PM

    We will kicked you out for the second time

    Citizen Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:09 PM

    Also for introducing racism to the country

    muriel Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:21 PM

    Good good braing MR back, then 1 wimals wife can have a few more passports,2. Sajin Vas can buy a few more hotels in Australia,3. Sarath Fonseka can be removed from his position and head back to Jail. 6. This time Rohitha can become next Sri Lankan rugby captain. 7. Sarath once again will have hope to play for the national cricket team. 8. Johnsotone can open the next 100 runs.. 9. Namal can have his night races, lamboginis, helicopters tax payers paid holidays. Good good....Sri Lanka indeed the wonder of Asia..

    Aaa Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:22 PM

    We can see night race Every month Hahhahhaa can enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.

    Chandler Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:24 PM

    I would have thought Sri Lankans predominantly are Buddhists though most above comments seems to be based on hatred.

    amja Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:26 PM

    yes foolish deccision like he went for poll prior to 2 years of his term ending

    patriot Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:30 PM

    Reminds me of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) an English writer. Suggest DM readers to Google to read his many many quotes. One famous quote is - "PATRIOTISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF A SCOUNDREL"

    nandanee Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:32 PM

    "I realize that patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred toward anyone" - EDITH CAVELL.

    Dee Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:38 PM

    Dakune minissuta LEJJAWA saha baya kiyala deyak Ne.

    nic Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:41 PM

    Do you know what GDP means?

    Nihalka Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:41 PM

    We all know why he wants contest. Pure greed, rob the nation more and to cover up misdeeds by the robber gang surrounded him which included close family. Mr. President MS, do not let the law abiding, decent, citizens of this country forgo the victory that was achieved thru by trusting you. Your political ambitions and loyalty to the SLFP is secondary to the justice this country needs so badly. We all pray that you will have the wisdom to deny the rascal the opportunity to prostitute SLFP/UPFA.

    Upasakaya Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:51 PM

    MR loves the country so much. As ordinary MP he will humble himself denying himself of all the ex-president privileges. LOL

    Shirley Thursday, 02 July 2015 01:37 PM

    give him an ordinary candidate status only, remove all privileges.

    Lankan007 Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:28 PM

    My deepest sympathy.......

    Push Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:52 PM

    You have been discarded by the people. Please stay at home and rest.

    justicia Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:56 PM

    come on !, Is it that all who voted Mahendra out in Jan have sympathy for LTTE ? , I would like to know your response .

    Amila Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:30 PM

    Caught in the middle. SLFP or Other Party?

    Justin Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:57 PM

    Tamils and TNA must realise that "Hitler-ism" of the Sinhalese against the Tamils continue unabated. Tamils must not be hoodwinked with Tamil Diaspora Festival. They must press UNHRC in August for International Inquiry on SL

    Amila Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:33 PM

    Can anyone explian the return on investment of 57000million Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa port and 27000million Maththa Air Port? -

    justicia Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:58 PM

    For heavens sake for what ?

    Ramesh Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:34 PM

    During 100days Govt- GDP has gone down, USD has gone up, All developments have stopped, Economy is in serious trouble, Central bank fraud, National security is in crisis, US warns LTTE is functioning again, Bring back MR before its too late.

    John Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:00 PM

    ....they rejected IDI AMIN too....

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:36 PM

    First specify your previous mistakes so that public can understand whether the mistakes your refer are the mistakes that made this countries public kick you out at the last elections. Furthermore, a fellow who ran the 18th amendment into legislation can never and should never be trusted by the people of this country.

    udaya Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:36 PM

    He started spitting his racism to win this race

    Premalal Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:05 PM

    Please give us the list of mistakes which you are admitting. Please start with "helping Hambanthota "

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:36 PM

    Your time is over, Its time to open the gates of the Parliament to educated intellectuals not Drug dealers, rapists

    johan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:37 PM

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:39 PM

    The LTTE/tamil Diaspora lie will not work this time, the intellectuals lead by Hon.Ranil will beat the thugs for good

    Premalal Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:08 PM

    Good question. Waiting to see if MS who called the whole family the most corrupt will rat on 6.2 million citizens who voted for him.

    Parakrama Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:09 PM

    Mr. Dee- MR kiyanne Dakuna newe. Lankawe koheth rata kana minissu innawa. Suddata rata paawala dunna Nilamela keepa dennek hitiyata Udarata Samastha Janathawa jathi drohi kiyala kavuruth kiyanne nehe. Palathwalata, Agamwlata, Paksawalata bedila genu wage kehewalu patalaganne nethuwa Jathi Premi namin inna Jathiye niyama hathuran andura genimai buudhimathun kala yuththe Parakrama

    Premalal Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:10 PM

    He had already received the return on investment

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:12 PM

    MR made enough! Better allow Namal!

    Clinton from Alaska Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:39 PM

    Rectify Mistakes.1 Give back all Funds taken by Direct or In Direct by way of commissions.2 Punish all Former MPs And Former Ministers who were corrupt, which you admitted did not punish.3 No Nominations for All Corrupt former MPS and Former Ministers. 4 No asking people to live with Rs 2500 per month5 No Rs 100 request for Election6 No Rapist, No Murders, No Toy Pistol, No Ethanol all to be taken care by the Law7 No Kneeling down by teachers8 No Tying round to the Tree9 No Special Examination Centers10 No Buriyani packet for Elections ect The List will go on.The Votes are for you Sir.

    luckyweeramantry Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:41 PM

    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

    Matalla Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:41 PM

    MR show must go on. Is he power hungry ?

    Krisna Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:41 PM

    We wish you best successful victory, and request to restore law and order dismantling Police Junta and giving legal punishments for officers who did wrong doings

    Reality Leader Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:13 PM

    Moota pissuda koheda...ha ha

    ara Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:42 PM

    ela, lets do this,

    das Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:42 PM

    Contest by all means! Continue on your losing streak!!

    ziyard Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:42 PM

    No hope for sri lankans if mahinda wins...

    myya Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:49 PM

    great move.we r with u MR. via DM Android App

    Asokamala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:43 PM

    Who support these empty big talkers are complete idiots

    Piyal Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:15 PM

    MR says he wants to come back to continue the work they started. If MR continues for 5 more years, Sri Lanka would achieve the feat of the Greece with regard to managing its economy; a country heavily indebted and close to bankruptcy. Nivard Cabraal might again invest on Greek Bonds. Piyal

    Sincere Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:28 PM

    Sorry man, enough is enough. We have had enough. The bunch of rogues around you cannot determine our future.

    IDI AMIN Thursday, 02 July 2015 02:47 PM

    Is it to again ruin the country?

    Harry Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:30 PM

    Why the hell you all are scared of MR? How many times our current PM lost? Let him face the elections and the voters will give the verdict.

    Lanka Shantha Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:49 PM

    So your current words say you are power greedy. So I believe you tried to bring in the Army in January, when the results were out..

    Kosala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:23 PM

    Good we will Have last rights For You. via DM Android App

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:50 PM

    You are with him in selling drugs?

    Neil Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:34 PM

    Dan, are you sure that you are not a idiot ? Neil

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:51 PM

    What you thieves call the "Police Junta" is called the "Rule of Law"

    Village Man Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:18 PM

    It is interesting to see all, foes , friends,Indian News papers, US, etc , all, all of them are talking about defeated Rajapaksa. Why this craze? It seems all got so afraid of his coming back. This proves to me that he is the leader that I should vote for.

    Shah Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:52 PM

    Power hungry old doneky

    nananee Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:18 PM

    " Facts are stubborn things" - SMOLLETT

    Sikuru Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:53 PM

    he is trying to come back so he can cover up his crimes

    malinda Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:43 PM

    only culprits and mutts want him back not a single person who loves this country you are rejected //// PR is a insult to his br AR we donot want you

    Mevan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:45 PM

    Pwr hugry greedy buugger.

    knight Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:54 AM

    MR wants to give a another chance for wimal weerawansa and his all other once again thats why MR asking election once again he wants to continue his drama. via DM Android App

    Tsunami Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:22 PM

    Cannot believe people still think the biggest rogue we ever had wanted back. Thats why he lost, he will lose again !

    Sri wickrama Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:00 PM

    MR presumes that people in Sri Lanka are re-born since of late. He will learn an another good lesson this time, too.

    Bala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:24 PM

    The devas will punish him for lying on a Poya Day. It is his greed that he wants to contest and he is lying when he says it the wish of the people.

    Rondaa Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:51 PM

    big boss going to loose power hungry

    People NoNeed You to safe guard your family Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:05 PM

    People never ask you, you only need to safe guard your family and also to safe guard stolen billion of dollar

    Bala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:28 PM

    Damien you should be embarrassed as youcomment without understandng subject ot knowing the facts,

    justicia Wednesday, 01 July 2015 05:59 PM

    It will be interesting to acertain to what race names like Mahendra, Perciviel, Basil, etc etc belong


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