New govt. in 48 hours: Maithri

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Winding up his presidential election campaign, opposition common candidate Maithripala Sirisena today said Sri Lanka will see a new government in 48 hours.

Addressing his last campaign rally at Maradana, Mr. Sirisena promised a social transformation once elected to office.
He also promised a new interim budget after convening Parliament early after the election.

UNP national leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who spoke at the rally promised stern action if the ruling party continued its campaign, violating election laws.

Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka, Ven.  Athuraliye Ratana Thera and several others also addressed the rally.

Ven. Ratana Thera announced that the opposition would surround state media institutions if they did not stop government propaganda.

Accusing the Rajapaksa regime of promoting casinos and prostitution, Mr. Sirisena said that the Rajapaksa government didn’t care about some 10 million starving people in the country.

He insisted that there were no secret agreements with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress or Tamil National Alliance as claimed by the government.

He also said the administration he would form on Saturday if elected to power would not remove the security forces from the North. 

He said his administration would not devolve power either but would initially focus on the 100-day programme under which social and political reforms would be implemented, stressing that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had also assured its support for these reforms. 

He denied allegations of having entered into an agreement with the Tamil Disapora to divide the nation after taking office. 

“It is the present regime which is hobnobbing with the Tamil Diaspora and had devised a sinister plan to prevent the Tamils in the North from voting,” Mr. Sirisena said. (Yohan Perera)

Pix by Pradeep Pathirana


  Comments - 11

  • Waco Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:45 AM

    Sir, You will be the winner. There is a powerful team behind you. Whole Nation is with you .

    Waco Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:48 AM

    Please remember this name " General Sarath Fonseka "Top priority.

    ANTON Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:19 AM


    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:20 AM

    MR forced us to believe in this alternative.

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:23 AM

    Congratulations in advance, your dreams will come through Sir.

    MS Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:56 AM

    Yess !

    Rajali Bandara Tuesday, 06 January 2015 01:21 PM

    We need our Old president. May luck be with you

    Madawa Tuesday, 06 January 2015 02:57 PM

    You win the game 100% sure sir

    ravi Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:24 AM

    bambowa thamai

    kumar Tuesday, 06 January 2015 04:13 PM

    Mahinda wins with a majority of 20,35,000 votes

    Happy Thursday, 08 January 2015 03:47 AM

    2010 thawakenek kiya giyeth oyademanada ? I Feel sorry for you sir :-)

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