Former Chief Minister of the North Central Province, Berty Premalal Dissanayake said that he would be the Chief Minister in the North Central Province until his death as long as the people of the area were with him.
Addressing his first election propaganda meeting held at his house in Anuradhapura, Mr. Dissanayake said no persons both from the opposition as well as within his party – were there to challenge him for the Chief Ministerial portfolio.
“The day after the election, Berty Premalal Dissanayake will be the Chief Minister of the North Central Province. There is no doubt about that and no one can change it,” Mr. Dissanayake said adding that, “there are some media reports about the next Chief Minister, but no one should care about those reports, as I will be the Chief Minister forever.” (Athula Bandara -Anuradhapura)
Comments - 29
das Monday, 16 July 2012 07:06 AM
This is because voters think they are UNP, SLFP or JVP for life.
Ravi Sene Monday, 16 July 2012 07:54 AM
Land like no other.Long live Berty!
awalama Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:08 AM
Anuradhapura is anuradhapura till his death.
Arachchi Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:13 AM
Why doesn't he try to take CM post to his grave too...?
jayantha Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:12 AM
Another ... politicien and a day dreamer who wants to be in power forever.
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:53 AM
That means you are going rob and do all type thuggery work until you die? What a shame.
Renu Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:07 AM
Oh yes it is a goldmine, your Grandmother has written NCP in your name? Give it over to the son when you die soon
Kautilya Sunday, 15 July 2012 08:57 AM
This the thinking of all incumbent chiefs in Paradise Island
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:30 AM
Seems to be the new trend in Socialist, Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka. King for life, Minister for life, Chief Minister for life - either by hook or by crook even if the people dont vote for them. Why not wish for the same position in the next birth too.
Prof Hemantha Wickra Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:31 AM
All in power think so!!! President Premadasa was shattered into pieces in few seconds - dream over!
Fazli Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:46 AM
wel, An open challange and declaration.
Fernando K.i.S Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:36 AM
ok ok will see what will happen
Labby Sunday, 15 July 2012 09:43 AM
This sounds as a threat to the president himself who will be under pressure to keep reappointing this man as CM until his death, so long as the thugs of the area are with him. Isn't it a disgrace to the president who has men in his government who keep making ridiculous statements like this?
Musthafa Sunday, 15 July 2012 10:04 AM
It seems he will die soon?
bandula Sunday, 15 July 2012 10:23 AM
He is just simply following his leader's foot step. Onlything is he cant amend the consitituion.
amal Sunday, 15 July 2012 10:33 AM
He might die next week, no problem
Dinithi Sunday, 15 July 2012 10:36 AM
Please, people of Anuradhapura, do not vote for this arrogant ......I cant publish the word that comes. If you are die hard SLFPers that is fine, but just give the votes to somebody else pleeeeaaaase. Show them your power.
Samantha Sunday, 15 July 2012 10:52 AM
People's wish ???
Dammika Sunday, 15 July 2012 11:02 AM
Here again ... no point blaming him. He will be the same forever. If the voting people are wise .... they must know whom to vote. Again it's up to the voter.
Yehiya Sunday, 15 July 2012 11:55 AM
Col. Gaddafi also had same dream.
gemini Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:37 AM
king ge indala hithan inne ehema wage ??? koooo HENA tika munta path wenne nha nowa
pradeep susantha Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:49 PM
yes sir comeon
Thomas Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:01 PM
These people must be banished from the Island to Siberia
Imran Hussein Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:43 PM
Well said Prof, ND Zim got only one Mugabe but we have plenty here.
Godagampala Rohana Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:09 PM
Hay old man, were you intoxicated when you expressed your foolish view?
Godagampala Rohana Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:12 PM
Hon. Former CM, last time you gacve us a Gal-Arrack & Kassipu party, to make you a CM again, this time you will have to give us a bath with Old Arrack OK.
Amarathunga Chandika Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:17 PM
I doubt, with his uppish statement, he will not last until the Elections even. Feel sorry for this old block.
He Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:58 PM
Is there any forest remaining in Anuradhapura? I think yes that's why he wanted more power....!
achtung Monday, 16 July 2012 06:44 AM
ayte then old man... sooner the better ....
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