SLFP MP Reginald Cooray said President Maithripala Sirisena had given a date to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to resolve differences between them.
Speaking at the SLFP May Day rally at Hyde Park, Mr. Cooray said the marriage between Maithri and Mahinda will be a success.
“We are not slaves of the UNP. The Next May Day will be celebrated under a SLFP government,” he said.
SLFP MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said it was a joke for the UNP which removed SLFP appointees from government institutions to celebrate May Day.
“We should use this May Day rally as a turning point to form a SLFP government at the next election under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and the support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 83
Bala Friday, 01 May 2015 05:48 PM
RW was not selfappointed but was appointed by MS. The Executive power is still with MS so no executive pm for MR. You are wrong twice.
halmassa Friday, 01 May 2015 05:53 PM
What for ?
susantha Friday, 01 May 2015 05:58 PM
Mr President,you dealing with fire,please call this unwanted meeting off,he will persuade for you to drop his corrupt charges, Aluthgamage is seasoned corrupt politician ruined the sports ministry , you will do unimaginable damage to the Presidency and and the priminister, sir do get into this muddle, beleive me
harshi Friday, 01 May 2015 06:00 PM
No need to meet MR. His past conduct is now known to all. Why should MS meddle with that kind of rogues?
careful with master mind Friday, 01 May 2015 06:04 PM
do not give route for spy to enter into poltics to make conspiracy with his thieves to topple it. President should be careful with master mind
Lima Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:15 AM
IF NOT FOR RANIL , WHO CAN RUN A COUNTRY, WE SAW COUNTRY RAN BY ROGUE , MURDERER FROM 2005 TO 2014 DEC , NO MORE HORA REGIME , NOT A SINGLE QUALIFIED TO OVERSEE A COUNTRY RUNNING OTHER THAN ALL IN ALL RANIL , THE WIDE KNOWLEDGE IN THE CURRENT WORLD OF POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION
Patriotinacoat Friday, 01 May 2015 06:11 PM
Maithri promised to make Ranil PM when he wins and that promise was made to the people and Maithri did it and other promises. This time we vote for the UNP to bring a rule of intellectuals
shiranthi Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:35 AM
still there are few slaves here who like to go in white vans and who want to sell sisters and get diplomatic posts.
Nilminee Sunday, 03 May 2015 06:38 PM
Trust. How can one trust some one who kept his hands on sacred relic and promised to work with MR. then get swayed by Madam who was one the biggest bribery takers??? Yes MR. and his cronies made some terrible mistakes but someone who uses any religion will pay a price you cant use GOD for your benefit then discard GOD .
Nande Friday, 01 May 2015 06:08 PM
Saman why do you want a rouge as a PMrejected by 51.08% registered voters. via DM Android App
Damien Friday, 01 May 2015 06:14 PM
Yea we want MR back as executive PM ..you got a problem with that
LF Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:46 AM
Mr. President, you can not betray the people anymore. You have already done that to a certain rxtent to please SLFP. Yoh have to take action against the biggest crook.
Ananda Saturday, 02 May 2015 04:52 AM
Dear MS, Please make sure that you get the meeting recorded for security reasons if you go ahead with the proposed meeting with the fallen president. AnandaS
Bala Friday, 01 May 2015 06:30 PM
cos when he get back, is indeed hilarious. MR will never get back - may be as a lowly MP from your uneducated unintelligent electorate.
S.Sriranjan Saturday, 02 May 2015 05:15 AM
Only the former Hon Executive President Mahinda Rajapaksha had the experience of holding Excutive Presidency Twice and burnt his Image by some of the corupted Ministers is suitable to advise Hon President Maitreepala Sirisena! God Bless the Meeting for the better Governance of Srilanka!!
Anthony Friday, 01 May 2015 06:31 PM
Minister Reginald statement is not excepted, we are not slaves of the UNP, this is unwanted, as the Hon President wants every one to be united and govern the country to future prospects.Hon President I think you should not meet for any discussions, till every one is united.
Sethsiri Friday, 01 May 2015 06:32 PM
Appointing RW was election promise and the executive is still the president
Alan Saturday, 02 May 2015 05:51 AM
Mr.President.The best combination would be to work with te UNP.You must have a plan to do so.
Lanka Watch Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:09 AM
Can some bright spark in the ruling SLFP come out and inform the public as to why is the mighty hurry for the President to meet the former president as both do not see eye on current policies. Is this a threat to UNP or the fright of the President .over the coming elections
Ravi Friday, 01 May 2015 07:28 PM
What an idiotic statement. One is going to prison and the other is going to go into history books as the one who brought justice to all.
Mason Friday, 01 May 2015 07:29 PM
Let not anyone forget that if not for the UNP MR would still be president. The newly found supporters of SLFP were pinning that MR was unshakable. The tables have turned.Watch out, MR is planning something unholy and by hook or crook get to a position of power in the government.
Road runner Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:41 AM
Is it May day rally or election rally???
REALPATRIAT Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:50 AM
THESE ARE THE SLAVES WHO COMPAIGNED AGAINST MY 3 NOW THEY HAVE BECOME HIRED MEDIATERS. THEY HAVE NT UNDERSTAND THE FACT VOTERS ARE MORE MATURE THAN THEM via DM Android App
SriLankan Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:16 AM
Damien - Yes I have a problem with that.
Chandra Friday, 01 May 2015 07:38 PM
CBK is not the will of SLFPers. Comparatively MR has more public attraction. via DM Android App
vinodini prematillaka Friday, 01 May 2015 07:47 PM
Ranil used his presence of mind, when slfprs were sacked ,maithree. Is it a fault?
REALPATRIAT Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:03 AM
IN FACT THEIR INNER IN TENSION IS TO TARNISH THE IMAGE OF SLFP FURTHER. THE WELL MATURED VOTERS KNOW BETTER. via DM Android App
REALPATRIAT Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:07 AM
BE VIGILANT ABOUT PLOTERS IN DIGUISE . via DM Android App
Tikiri Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:19 AM
A man with such mega ego will go there only with a venomous agenda. Ordinary citizens would not go so low. Is Reginald a kstussa?
Desapriya Friday, 01 May 2015 07:59 PM
These were slaves of corrupt Rajpakse, still they want to be slaves and their mindset is not relieved from slavery. Whatever these rouge utter President Maithreepala Sirisena is elected from opposition votes, mostly UNP and not a single SLFP vote casted for Maithree. Maithree plus everybody must remember that truth.
CW Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:04 PM
OMG, MR, please avoid backstabbers.
TONY Friday, 01 May 2015 08:02 PM
THERE ARE PEOPLE STILL TO BRING IN DIFFERENCE OF OPINION TO DIVIDE THE JOINT GOVT. THIS IS DIRTY POLITICS. IT IS NOT ABOUT SLFP OR UNP. IT IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY
TONY Friday, 01 May 2015 08:07 PM
YOU ARE PERFECTLY CORRECT. MR IS NOW RESTLESS THAT HIS SIBLINGS ARE GETTING CAUGHT AFTER USING GOVT FUNDS FOR MR AT ELECTIONS
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:26 AM
DEFINITELYTHE SECOND ATTEMPT ALSO END IN FUTILE. OUR RESPECT ED CLEAN HANDED PRESIDENT WILL NOT SHAKE HAND WITH UGLY HANDS. via DM Android App
mohamed Friday, 01 May 2015 08:09 PM
no need sir leave him alone he is power greedy infron of you and your attitued he is nothing sir we all respect you the way you carried not the way he carried pls dont meet him
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:37 AM
GOOD IS GOOD . BAD IS BAD NOBODY CAN CHANG E THE IMAGE OF A BAD MIXING WITH A GOOD. via DM Android App
Samantha Friday, 01 May 2015 08:09 PM
Pope John Paul II was considered a saint for meeting with the guy who tried to kill him. Just saying...
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 07:44 AM
WHAT A SHAME via DM Android App
Hussain Friday, 01 May 2015 08:27 PM
MR is finished. no more on politics. Reginold is a puppet of MR. Reginold also to send home.selfish not for countries good palanaya.
Regi Friday, 01 May 2015 08:27 PM
some of these fellows are still thinking of an Executive Prime Minister. You are wrong the parliament is the supreme power not the premier. Further, still they want MR and his cronies to come back to power and rob the monies belonging to the State. What a shame.
Kamkaruwa Friday, 01 May 2015 08:36 PM
MS please dont think of meeting Mahinda even in your wildest dream. He did enough damage to the country. Let him dine and wine with Wimal and Co. via DM Android App
Park Friday, 01 May 2015 08:40 PM
Mahinda who is now a civilian refused to meet President Sirisena after confirming the appointment cancelled it last time. Hence President Sirisena should keep his respect and not meet the civilian Mahinda.
Abayatilaka Friday, 01 May 2015 08:45 PM
Mr. President do not agree for this meeting. Please look around and see who the people around you. They did not vote for you. We did. They who insulted you with every possible way that they could. Please call off the meeting. Give MR time to make him an ordinary person. Definitely not a former King.
Mohan W Friday, 01 May 2015 08:48 PM
This is the best which can happen to SLFP and to the country. If not chances for UNP with Ranil is not a dream. Therefore for the sake of the people lets hope sanity to prevail.
Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 08:48 PM
Look like all UNPERS freaked out before they meet. Cos RW destined to be world record for longest serving opposition leader via DM Android App
Ganesha Friday, 01 May 2015 09:02 PM
This meeting is unnecessary, yet the security lapse of either party to be checked if it will be water bottle or water cannon or toy pistol
nimal Saturday, 02 May 2015 08:35 AM
MR thamath kaderai balayata. MS parissan wenna. MS othanata pathkale RW
Lanka watch Friday, 01 May 2015 09:04 PM
Like senior cricketers give way to the juniors to come up, senior politicians,who tasted the perks of office should give way to juniors totome come up the ladder.Politicians are not gods but elected by people.
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 02 May 2015 08:44 AM
All maybe true but it was GOOD that MR was got rid of at that juncture because it was getting to a stage that Sri Lanka was fast going down the abyss, infrastructure development apart. Mind you just like millions more I too was a MR
Tikiri Banda Friday, 01 May 2015 09:11 PM
The PM can become the President, you know when.So take care.
Lanka Watch Friday, 01 May 2015 09:11 PM
Susantha - you said it right. What is the use in meeting when both do not eye to eye on policies.MS is letting down the people who voted for him for a purpose. Meetingwill bring in more enmity than peace
Rahul Fernando Friday, 01 May 2015 09:17 PM
We did not vote you to make MR anybody in the new administration.So please do not let us down.
Amila Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:37 AM
becoase they were together when their followers destroyed this contry.
Amila Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:40 AM
Both are in the same party when they destroyed this country. But MS exploited to be president. Now both try to get together to save their corrupted followers. shame
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:43 AM
AN ATTEMPT TO TARNISH THE GOOD NAME OF OUR PRESIDENT HON. MAITHRI PALASIRISENA THE GREAT. via DM Android App
Massdeen Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:47 AM
There is no any need for MS to meet MR, all the voters who voted for Maithree will be totally disappointed. MR trying save his family escape charges
REALPATRIAT Friday, 01 May 2015 09:54 PM
BE AWARE DONT TRY TO MIX POISON WITH MILK. via DM Android App
Maya Friday, 01 May 2015 09:58 PM
MR said that it was foreign countries that removed him from power. If that is true, it is better for him to go quiet and retire as those countries would not want him again
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:49 AM
TO BEG ALI BABA TO FOR GIVE THE THIEVES via DM Android App
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 09:59 AM
Strength SLFP OR STRENGTHEN MR via DM Android App
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:22 AM
HOW VOCIFEROUS THEY SPOKE ON STAGE SLINGING MUD ON MY 3 F U N N Y NOW THEY SWORN IN BEFORE MS AS MEDIATORS (PLOTTERS) via DM Android App
saman Friday, 01 May 2015 04:47 PM
Priority number one is get rid of self appointed so called but fake executive prime minister RW. Once our puppet president devolves his powers MR can be the real executive Premier after the election with an absolute majority. All MR has to say to MS is, "who is your daddy now!!
mack Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:33 AM
who needs a sour expired product. first make MR answer to the bribery commission and face justice via DM Android App
Bala Friday, 01 May 2015 04:54 PM
SLFP appointees were yes-men and rogues. Good they ere removed - after all astrologer Sunanadasa was a National Savings Bank director.
ravi Friday, 01 May 2015 10:53 PM
Saman, Saman, come out of the stone age and join the world. There is more to than just what happens inside the well.
JOLLY BIRD Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:37 AM
CROW CROW BLACK CROW .. CAN ANY WISE MAN . MAKE YOU WHITE CROW .. ... .TELL THEM theSTORIESofANDARAY via DM Android App
CITIZEN Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:44 AM
WISE VS VICE via DM Android App
CITIZEN Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:47 AM
EXCELLENT CHARACTER VS Q.C via DM Android App
CITIZEN Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:53 AM
SECOND CANCELLATION IS IMMINENT via DM Android App
simon Friday, 01 May 2015 05:07 PM
MR should retire and let the new govt do their job without any interference because he had his time to serve and now it is MS time to serve the country !
de silva Friday, 01 May 2015 11:27 PM
But not with thieves who stole our money and deposited in Foreign accounts.
karthi Friday, 01 May 2015 05:07 PM
Before the meeting It is better for MS to check MRs Astrologer to know the true agenda of MR
jay Saturday, 02 May 2015 12:12 AM
Do not go and meet the crook.please concentrate on the investigations on MR and family and put them behind bars!That is what you promised the srilankans! We voted to get rid of corruption. Forget about your party and put the country in order.We are getting frustrated because of the delay in the investigations! Stop dragging your feet!
Tony Friday, 01 May 2015 05:25 PM
The slaves of the thieves do not want the freedom given to them and still wants to be slaves of the International thief.
Mason Saturday, 02 May 2015 11:24 AM
MR is not wanting to meet the President to convey his good wishes! He expects to PROFIT by the meeting. It is said that MR"s public relations oozes good will. Trust that this charm does not deceive the President into agreeing to his requests at the expense of the NATION.
de silva Friday, 01 May 2015 05:29 PM
May be he want to the President to tell thev abca not to proceed against him.I do not know what Minister Rajitha Seneviratna will tel the President his idea.
Hubert Saturday, 02 May 2015 11:25 AM
Never meet this rascal
Serene Friday, 01 May 2015 05:29 PM
MR will no doubt try and cut a deal to save his family!
Gamini Saturday, 02 May 2015 01:09 AM
MS better understand the power of people....PEOPLE ARE WITH MAHINDA.....not with Ranil/Chandrika/Mangala anti-sri lanka bunch........
Chryshan Friday, 01 May 2015 05:36 PM
Sumanadasa named as "Rata beragath ekagen rata beragath eka"
Citizen Somadasa Friday, 01 May 2015 05:36 PM
Party which ever if the man concern has robbed it is the poor mans money . Commissions paid gets added to the contracted price.Then you keeping on increasing the prices of all items.Politicians have five star luxuary. Average man is struggling.Then they say an average family can live comfortably with two thousand five hundred a month.
Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 05:46 PM
I can see why lot of UNP supporters trying to object MR coming back. Cos when he back again RW will be forever opposition leader, it will be world record. UNP PR machine is in full swing to stop MR. This is getting hilarious
Hiran Gunawardena Friday, 01 May 2015 05:47 PM
ha ha ha nice one!
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