No intention to be common candidate: Maithripala

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“I have no intention to be the Opposition’s common candidate,” said SLFP general secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena at a media briefing at SLFP headquarters on Darley Road on Wednesday.


He said no one from the Government ranks would join the Opposition, but those in the Opposition were getting ready to join the Government.

He said so when a journalist asked him whether he was to be the Opposition’s common candidate. “Anyone can join the government, and the Opposition is now proving that they are yet to select a person who could come close to President Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said.(Dasun Rajapaksa)

 

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  • das Friday, 14 November 2014 12:47 PM

    You might also like to note that no one crossed over to the govt after uva elections

    anthony fernando Friday, 14 November 2014 12:54 PM

    No one should think empires and emperors lasts for ever. History has shown even the strongest and confident rulers get destabilized.The race cannot be written off until the last day. many a thing can happen between the cup and the lip. UNP can have a transformation and 1.4 million hardcore UNPers can come to the poling booth in waves. But that transformation is in waiting!!!

    mack Friday, 14 November 2014 01:35 PM

    thank god one minute we thought you may cross over via DM Android App

    saro Friday, 14 November 2014 10:07 PM

    I am really looking forward to no this common candidate. In other countries we in sri lanka even knew who was the chosen one eg Mr.Modi but here everyday there is new twist or an exexcuse and yet another rumor and yet another day. We need the mavhine rolling gast.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 14 November 2014 02:38 PM

    Hah Hah haa. Hooh hooh hoo.

    AzeeR Friday, 14 November 2014 02:43 PM

    No smoke without fire via DM Android App

    Azee Friday, 14 November 2014 02:55 PM

    RW was adamantly holding hard to the leadership of the UNP and as Leader of the Opposition.He didnt want to step down and give another a chance.Now at the last moment he is backing out of the Presidential race and anyone contesting will not have time to prepare thus giving MR a walkover. How foolish and selfish via DM Android App

    Freebird Friday, 14 November 2014 11:02 PM

    Common candidate must have the minorities support because that is the deciding vote base via DM Android App

    Ranja Friday, 14 November 2014 04:57 PM

    Idiot? He was one of names who are qualified to rule a country but he is surrendered. May have some files there :D

    luckyweeramantry Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:29 PM

    Sir You Are Already A Common Man

    CJM Friday, 14 November 2014 05:37 PM

    You have missed the news about some UNP Kandy Councillors and some activists of Fonseka joining UPFA after Uva elections.

    bambee Friday, 14 November 2014 09:30 AM

    No one will like to cross over as long as RW is the leader of the UNP and the Opposition. This is common sense. Only lunatics will want to join the UNP in the state it is in today. A good example is the behaviour of Mr. Wedding.

    bambee Friday, 14 November 2014 09:30 AM

    No one will like to cross over as long as RW is the leader of the UNP and the Opposition. This is common sense. Only lunatics will want to join the UNP in the state it is in today. A good example is the behaviour of Mr. Wedding.

    mohamed Friday, 14 November 2014 12:12 PM

    ok as you said no one want to cross over to UNP until RW is leader why? think about what going on in government and about your leader MR. all the government MPs what they do noe they have only one word YES SIR not a single MP have back bone to NO in-front or behind. he is the only one open all the project in this country he is one solve all the problems in this country. if any government MP have scene think what about MR budget then you can understand who is MR. i want to say sorry to people of SRI LANKA bc am voting for mahinda in the first election. if there is a god we will see what happen to next poll.

    common sense Friday, 14 November 2014 12:18 PM

    first you should think that who will expect you as common candidate


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