Outgoing President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at his hometown Medamulana around 3.00 p.m. this evening. Many people were gathered at his home to welcome him. Mr. Rajapaksa said he would not leave the country but settle in Medamulana.
He thanked the Hambantota people who voted for him and said the people from North and East didn’t vote for him. (Sanath Gamage)
Comments - 95
Euclid Friday, 09 January 2015 08:07 PM
Where is baby Namal and the rest.
Rajiv Perera Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:14 AM
All the best Sir, May God Bless You !
Dinithi Friday, 09 January 2015 08:09 PM
I wish I had a CV like yours. What achievements!! What leadership!! But everything has to end!! Thank you.
demhaLK Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:16 PM
Dear Ex President,Your were one of the BRAVE presidents we ever had and bought the WAR to an end , people around you took the advantage of this situation and made millions with peoples money, and the introduction of BBS was the down fall of your presidency, if not you will be the peoples president for ever,Take Care and enjoy retirement again do not listen to the wolfs around you. Regards
Nawal Saheed Friday, 09 January 2015 09:46 PM
Hon. Sir. Thank you for ending the war. I wish you took more time bring harmony amongst the minority communities and build a stronger Sri Lanka. Muslims, who have been as much as strong "Sri Lankans" as the majority community were alienated in the last two years of your tenor. Wish you all the best for you.
L. Diana S. Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:17 AM
"Buduwarun denamak wadiya Uthum Sri Lakbima......wasara 30 pawathi nimakala nohaki uddhaye gini niwaadama Uthum Buddha Saasanaya pawathina,"Dutugamunu rajathuma Budurajaananwahnsege uthum Buddha saasanayata poojaakala/ Budhurajaananwahansege Droniyak Daathun wadasitina.... mema Sirilakdiva, rakadun Garu Janaadhipath Mahinda Raajapaksa Mathiduni, oba kala ema pina obata bohokaalayak sapa pinisama pawatheewaa...! Ithaa sathutin oba ema meheya awsankara dan nidahase Uthum Dharmaya menehi karamin waha wahaa mema bhayaanaka sasarin etherawannata "Theruwansaranayamin, Maithree sithin, Anithyabawa menehikaramin suwase, nidahase dheerghakaalayak jeewathweemata labenamen mama aashirwadha karami.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 09 January 2015 09:46 PM
When one becomes President, he needs to leave his religion and race at home and humanely understand and govern all communities sensitive to their expectations.
Patriot Friday, 09 January 2015 08:09 PM
So unpatriot and still trying to gain political mileage, what about the people who voted in the north and the east, Colombo and Gampaha
Azee Friday, 09 January 2015 08:08 PM
Of what use was his consulting Astrologers and going with a large contingent to Thirupathy in India Everything failed via DM Android App
Nanda Friday, 09 January 2015 08:10 PM
Moved close to MRA International Airport ...Why ?
uma Friday, 09 January 2015 08:09 PM
please dont instill racism by saying this north east south and Tamil Sinhalese and Muslims. enough is enough. at least now we have to move forward as a nationthanks for all good you didbest wishes via DM Android App
Prasad Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:20 AM
Hon. SirMa ratata bihiunu shashta nayakaya obai.apga sith thula obaga ruwa samada mathakaya radavi.a oba apa rata janathawaga sith thula sitya nisa.oba apa piyanaki deviyaki mathu athmayaka oba nawathath apa nayakaya wawai prarthana karami.samadenagama pihita ashirwadaya labewa.chiran jayathu.
Jeevan Friday, 09 January 2015 08:13 PM
"...and said the people from North and East didn’t vote for him" How will they vote? Do you think people in those areas have short memory?
bandara Friday, 09 January 2015 08:13 PM
Hon.Sir,You have done tremendous to the motherland,thank you very much and wish you good luck.We will remember you. OBATA THERUWAN SARANAI ,HAVE A LONG LIFE.
george Friday, 09 January 2015 10:05 PM
"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. You did a great job in many areas but your absolute power got to you. Enjoy retirement and your wealth
pradeep Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:20 PM
This time we showed our power what happen to mahinda chintana ediri dakma?
slwala Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:28 AM
Sir, my buddy, I have known you since we were young fellows although I have not been in SL for the past 42 yrs.; but I have been following your advancement quite happily. Sri Lankans entrusted you to deliver peace and stability which you did so very well and Sri Lankans are grateful for that, and you could have excelled further if had you not been associated with some of the political blunders leading Sri Lanka towards a lawless nation.
knightrider Friday, 09 January 2015 10:05 PM
Sir Last Presidential election you surrounded the hotel where your rival SF was and finally put him behind bars. But this time you were released with dignity. So treat your rivals with love and respect. via DM Android App
ranjith Friday, 09 January 2015 10:07 PM
We salute for your great leadership. Hard to believe how is your status gone down at the last stage of this election.
mark Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:45 PM
Mr. President . You did your best where as others didn’t. We as people also should be responsible when selecting the people in to power. Those people didn’t live up to the expected level where it affected you as well. You gave us a new image, new thinking, a desire to love this nation. We wish you good luck and hope you will continue to serve this country.
Vijay Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:43 AM
You done a marvellous thing by eradicating terror But you polarised the society rather than reconciling with the vanquished
Saman Friday, 09 January 2015 08:26 PM
We all should respect our former President for good work he did for the country
alahapperuma Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:54 AM
A great son of our Mother Lanka.
pradeep Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:37 PM
Sir im very sorry about you where is the Namal baby? We like to hear his big talk his very paw
manoj Friday, 09 January 2015 08:31 PM
a great leader.you have given a new hope to sri lanka...we will remember forever
kanchana Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:55 AM
Your name Mahinda Rajapaksa will never fade from our memories..Even after 1000 Years the future generations will learn about the great leader like we did about King Dutugemunu. .May the Triple Gem always be with youWe are with you.
Yurican Friday, 09 January 2015 10:26 PM
MR had 2 years on the hand, but God knows right and wrong. Anyway have a good rest enjoy all what you earned.
Waco Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:57 AM
Thugs , and people like Namal ruined you.
melsovish Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:57 AM
You were a good president. If only you did not Rob the country of money for the next five Rajapaksa generations you would have been a great president.Do some charity with the money you got for the country, many poor people in your home town.
Namal Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:45 AM
U won the war and then people left right and centre.
thilini Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:38 PM
chandran Friday, 09 January 2015 10:28 PM
Good work done by NE people
thankful Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:06 AM
Hon. Sir:I write to thank you for the way you handled the war. Not one of the western leaders have been able to put an end to terrorism. But you did it.Do not make the mistake of grouping around you people who brought about your down-fall. Choose people who are sincerely wanting to help the country and you will be o.k.
Appuhami Friday, 09 January 2015 10:31 PM
where is the beloved Namal, Gota, Basil, Chmal and other sons in these pictures?
shiva Friday, 09 January 2015 08:40 PM
Sir, Your minister ( Raththarang) said that you will win without north and east vote. You have missed a great opportunity of winning these peoples heart and mind.
seeya Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:20 AM
Sir No one did this for you..".YOU DUG YOUR OWN GRAVE"Thats whats happens when you forget the past and where you started!!
kumai Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:58 PM
Dear sir, Thank you very much for every and each thing you have given to our motherland as a great and brave leader....We are proud of you.This is not your defeat.. ... May the triple gem bless you.... Chiran Jayathu Sadadaraneeya Piyanani........Nayakayaneni......
saraprobe Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:22 AM
Please correct your blind sight to power abuse by your inner circle and come back, we need you next time !!!!!!!!!!
ignatius/Melbourne Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:24 AM
You did a great job for the country.Will be remembered.
chinthaka Friday, 09 January 2015 10:34 PM
Why so much security? Lucky MS is a kind hearted man. But we know it would have been a different story if you had won.
susith Friday, 09 January 2015 08:43 PM
We salute for all god you did for the country; and equally denounce your corrupted and autocratic rule. You harvested what you cultivated.
Don Don Friday, 09 January 2015 08:43 PM
I feel sorry for him. He was destroyed by Those around
saman Friday, 09 January 2015 08:45 PM
dear Sir,U R a great leader who brought peace to our mother land and stop blood shedding. U R in our memory forever. people in this country have very short memory they cannot remember how they were living 10 years ago.
Harsha Friday, 09 January 2015 08:45 PM
You did your job well in the first term. You shown a wrong path in your second term. Thank you very much for saving the country from terrorism. You will go down in the history. Wish you all the best in your retirement.
Saraa Goyya Friday, 09 January 2015 08:45 PM
Mr. Ex-President, had you agreed to abolish "Executive Presidency" you would have won the 3rd term.
Sri Lankan Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:51 PM
In my opinion youre a disgrace to the country though youve eliminated terrorism. You did everything possible to come back to power. Finally everything failed. Now trying to be a saint. Suppose you've won We can surely predict what would happen by looking at your previous experiences. Sorry I had to say what I had to say... via DM Android App
Bandula Friday, 09 January 2015 10:45 PM
Dear Sire! The service you have done to our motherland is unparalleled in the recent history.You will never be alone and live in our hearts and until our last breath. I which you all the best and a long life!
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:36 PM
Yeah, yeah.... he is a thoththa baba.
simbo Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:56 PM
You did your job well in the first term. You shown a wrong path in your second term. Thank you very much for saving the country from terrorism. You will go down in the history. You should have also abolished corruptions from your ministers.Wish you all the best in your retirement.
Sampath Friday, 09 January 2015 10:46 PM
Ah...yes.... he first constructed the air port few years ago to fly away quickly. Then he decided to build house there too.... What joke man!!! that was his home town from the day he was born!!! Be logical man rather than turning everything !!! Simply appreciate good things that man did to this country compared to all the other presidents including Chadrika.
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:37 PM
He needs a long life, if he is going to serve the sentences that are due in the future.
sha Weeramanthrie Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:50 AM
You are our National Treasure ... Mr Mahinda Rajapakse we will never ever forget how you saved ourlittle mother Land.
Banda Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:56 AM
Please dont come back!
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:40 PM
So priority in constructing an International Airport in Hambantota at millions of dollars and which is already a white elephant to the country while it takes 2 hours to travel from Morotuwa to Fort is correct. Your logic is as good as his.
truth Friday, 09 January 2015 08:55 PM
When you know these guys are no more in power you have gained power that you lot 10 years ago. The power to speak, the power comment, the power to live,What a lot of frustration these guys have taken every citizen of ri Lanka.He i defeated, still have freedom, until he i tried by the legal system in Sri Lanka.. But do you remember how they seized the five star hotel, dragged the true war hero like a dog to the jeep.. etc etc. etc...
jim pappa Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:43 PM
If only he stopped nepotism, corruption, plundering, and punished drug dealers, etc, etc, he could have been the president for life !
k.h.a prabosha Friday, 09 January 2015 10:58 PM
mulu ratama paluyi apa rajuni oba nethiwa,matara yatiyana gam piyasama hadayi oba nethi dukata....
Sri Lankan Friday, 09 January 2015 08:59 PM
He was the President who broke the country into PIECES and have been rejected by the PIECES by finally UNITING as a country.
DN Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00 PM
I voted against MR. But feel sorry for him. He is a leader who should go home a a winner. Anyway Thank you Sir for giving us a peaceful nation.
Rajali Bandara Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00 PM
True hero. Brave lion
Puja Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:22 AM
Dear Mohamed, Your gratitude is truly an example for the rest of the country, specially Sinhala, Buddhists!
jim pappa Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:47 PM
Exported, alongwith his Lamborghins !
Ayub Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:10 PM
Sir you are great leader for world.
truth Friday, 09 January 2015 09:01 PM
Yes he hai run down sri lanka and and that definetely get into hostory
Rose Friday, 09 January 2015 09:02 PM
BBS shuld take the responsibility to your current situation
Sri Lankan Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00 PM
That shows youve done something for the people of Hambantota and done nothing for the people of North and east... via DM Android App
alahapperuma Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:20 PM
SIR This is not the end but the Start..Your name Mahinda Rajapaksa will never fade from our memories..Even after 1000 Years the future generations will learn about the great leader like we did about King Dutugemunu. May the Triple Gem always be with youWe are with you.
ranjjini liyanage Friday, 09 January 2015 09:03 PM
Hon Great President, we do not forget that you saved our mother land.Thank you very much, but we still need you, bless for good health and long life. may the triple gem protect you
Thila Friday, 09 January 2015 09:03 PM
You are the brave inspirational leader who ended the miserable war, made Sri Lanka a safe and peaceful nation to live, gave us space to hope and dream, raised the nation to a new era of achieving great heights in development You might not be the president but you will be remembered and respected forever and ever by everyone!!! ඔබට දීර්ඝායු වේවා මැතිඳුණි..!!!
hewavith Friday, 09 January 2015 11:21 PM
Mahinda, you were a great pesonality and admaire you as a great war hero who brought peace to our country , wish you all the very best, have a peascefull life and enjoy the future with health wealth and happiness, your old classmate, Sandalal
Dilshan Sunday, 11 January 2015 09:06 AM
A political appointee. He is packing his bags.
Nalak Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:09 PM
You cannot be Sri Lankan. Were u on the moon all this time?
Pasel Friday, 09 January 2015 09:06 PM
Where is the rest of the family?
Nalak Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:12 PM
Please try.... Your name definitely fits your thinking.
Pasel Friday, 09 January 2015 09:09 PM
Again Wrong Message to the peopleHe thanked the Hambantota people who voted for him and said the people from North and East didn’t vote for him He lost more than North and East
Nalak Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:14 PM
Have you been to the north and east????. Obviously you are no Sri Lankan
ruwan Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:51 PM
Dear SirYou are grate Leader , we respect your effort that mad to destroy terrorist but later you your government not listen to other, there was a desperate need of god governess , but you neglected and allowed your subordinates to do any corruption and allow the to brake country low , that why majority voted against you!
Lanakaboy Friday, 09 January 2015 11:57 PM
Aiyoo Aparathai.. see his face without POWER... pow ne
ARA Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:03 AM
Dear SIR, You are one of he Hero who lead the Troops to get the Victory from Terrorism. Because of the People around you only this was happens to you. If not you are the President of this country till you die.... Missss you
mic Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:14 PM
Thanks for developing the country. you deserve a credit . It should not cost SL arm and a leg.
Thilini Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:45 PM
We salute for ur great service sir.
kalu nangi Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:14 AM
Hope we can recover all your ill gotten wealth to pay off all those massive loans you landed on the people of this country.
q Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:21 PM
back 30 years
bunda Friday, 09 January 2015 07:40 PM
How can nort
Hassan Aun Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:47 PM
In my opinion youre the best president we ever had and ever will. Unfortunately lately you did things not good for SL. We are sorry to send you of. In democracy we dont know any other ways. Your downfall came within your family and BBS. All this now past and you did proved to all of us even in last minute youre gentlemen and did transfer power smoothly. Now you made the Line for future generation democratic process should be smooth. Enjoy rest of the life in peace coz you gave SL a peace from LTTE.
Wickrama Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:07 PM
We know that MR enjoyed wealth of the nation much with his family. 88% Sinhalese voted new president and Only 12% Tamils and Muslims voted HE President Maithreepala Sirisena. We respect war heroes of Three Forces and Police not this person.
Mohamed Friday, 09 January 2015 07:45 PM
YOU were a Great President of SriLanka, who gave us PEACE and defeated Terrorism!YOU will go down in history, and will always be remembered by us Sir!Wish You Good Luck!
Small Man Saturday, 10 January 2015 03:24 PM
Hon (??????) Ambassador for Japan also is here. Is he needed for Japan?
simple simon Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:10 PM
Life is full of boredom with out you. Newspapers will be short of stories. You will be a come back kid.
Sujeewa Friday, 09 January 2015 09:30 PM
We need your leadership future. Do not give up politics. Come again.You are the great president of our history Please run our SLFP again. you are the best person for it..
Mother Lanka Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 PM
The greatest service you ever did was giving the people the chance to topple you 2 years earlier.Thank you Sumanadasa.Mother Lanka
Reader Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:17 PM
May all triple bless you. People voted for Mr M Sirisena because of the scare they experienced in numerous ways. Not that they didn't remember the past and your fullest effort towards the peace and victory of war. Even they voted to Mr Sirisena they keep you in their hearts lovely
Thabe Friday, 09 January 2015 08:01 PM
NE people have good memory power
Atapattu Friday, 09 January 2015 09:37 PM
South people have short memory power.
Herby Padmaperuma. Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:17 AM
Mr. Mhainda, yours is not actually a defeat the arrival to a terminal fate had cast upon you. You ccoud be provide and satisfied that your served th country and the people to the best of your aility, however until your SIBLINGS INTREVENED IN YOUR AFFAIRS and tempted you to take undue advantage of your powerful postion and the flthy lucre for selfish concentration of power and wealth was your downfall. Gota and Basil destroyed your at he cst of their making millions of peoples money. Your disgraceful thannahava cost you your final downfall. You had two peaceful years ahead .Nowwithstanding that you were greedy to accumulate 8 more years.. You proved to the world the Buddhist paradigm "Thannawa Jatahi Soko. Nevertheless you are a decent erfect gentleman. As a Senior Citizen we wish your Good by and long liffe, in retirement.
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