Video: It is the misfortune of the people - Gammanpila

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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila yesterday said that Maithripala Sirisena has been elected as the president of Sri Lanka for the misfortune of the people of the country.

“I predicted this long before at a press briefing. I decided to defect from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) because I didn’t want to take part in any separatist agenda. Even the General Secretary of the MDMK in Tamil Nadu, Vaiko had celebrated the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Vaiko said the poll day was the happiest day of his life,” Mr. Gammanpila said.

He said that it was the first time in history that someone has been elected as the President of the country without a majority of votes from the main ethnic group.

“All the other elected presidents had gained the majority votes from the main ethnic group.  We don’t see the election results as a down fall of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance or as a defeat,” he said.

Commenting on the newly formed government, Mr. Gammanpila said it has opted to go for a hundred-day programme and then to go for a general election on April 23 after dissolving the Parliament.

“We have decided to give our maximum support to implement the hundred-day programme and after the programme, we will demand for a parliamentary election. We have only 97 more days to wait. We assure that we will form a patriotic government soon,” he said.   

However, he said the country would face a massive economic crisis if the new government went ahead with the hundred-day programme.

He said though the former President has not given the approval, the UPFA was on the stance of fielding Mr. Rajapaksa against Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe for the Prime Minister post at the general election.

“Mahinda and Ranil’s face to face combat will come on stage in April once again,” Mr. Gammanpila said.

Meanwhile Mr.Gammanpila said he and his wife Dinesha Gammanpila have in a complaint to the Borella Police said they had received death threats over the phone and that even their children would be harmed unless they left the country after abandoning the PHU Party.

“I and my wife received death threats on our mobile phone numbers 0714437681, 0717172896 and 0724698967 and as such we complained to Borella police. The complaint number is CIB (1) 251/136. Rumours were being spread through the social media before the presidential election that we had already sent our family members abroad and were planning to leave the country on January 8,” Mr. Gammanpila said.

He said it was clearly evident that we would be not in a position to take an active part in the political arena in this country.

 “I hope President Sirisena who was elected to office on the promise of good governance and a compassionate era would take appropriate steps against the politicians who are behind those who are making these threats,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


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  Comments - 29

  • Rohana Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:33 AM

    Money given by MR is still talking

    yasmin Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:37 AM

    Mr G you have no stance, always abide by the truth and not by double games at the end you are the loser.

    pradeep Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:46 AM

    Due to your racist mongering you are not capable to be a part of any government in future

    dulan Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:51 AM

    Patriotism is the refuge of racists.

    Cobra Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:51 AM

    ...that they tolerated scum like you all these years!!!

    Mercury Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:44 AM

    I will vote for you!

    Joee Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:46 AM

    The new President was elected by all Sri Lankans. You need not differentiate between majority and minority. The racist problem is created in our country because of people like you who are still existing in this country - so sad. We still got to put up these type of chaps and live in this island of ours.

    Kamal Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:48 AM

    Mr. Gamanpila, let Vaiko or any other celebrate, why you want us to worry about that? Now you have democracy to talk, we the people gave you all to comment freely. As you have done the complain, if the police not taking actions, you may go to the police commission very soon, support the Government to establish the most needed commissions and the relevant legislature changes proposed. People know very well you are an utter failure in politics.

    chimpa Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:25 AM

    It was misfortutune for you having jump here

    Henry Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:29 AM

    Thanks! Looks you do practice the same!

    Asoka Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:56 AM

    Mr. Gammanpila, your are correct. Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhalese Aryans, Isreal belongs to Jews, Fiji Islands belongs to Fijians, Tamil Nadu belongs to Tamils, Zimbabwe belongs to Zimbabvians, Malaysia belongs to Malays, All these countries are having more than 2500 years history, not like cocktail countries like, USA, CANADA, FRANCE AND AUSTRALIA. This is gospel truth also.

    shiva Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:56 AM

    Why do you have to say that major "ethic group has not voted" ...every voter is a Sri Lankan...... How can distinguish by race where its not needed in any way....?Now check where your standing in Racism!!!

    Gons Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:57 AM

    Possibly callers SIM under your mattress.

    old citizen Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:03 AM

    He jumped from an express train to reach the destination in double quick time.

    gammanpillayan Wednesday, 14 January 2015 03:35 PM

    but where does he belong. An Australian in Sri Lank

    Ranja Wednesday, 14 January 2015 01:43 PM

    This is a very dangerous culprit. He spread all wrong things assuming he is a brilliant professional. How the hell he can say 6.2 million people who voted for MS are misfortunes. I think we have to eliminate the misfortune guy Gammampila as a matter of top urgent.

    daya weerasinghe Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:58 PM

    You have the right say what you mean......thats freedom of speach.......which we did not have under Rajapaksas..!

    andrew pitugala Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:37 AM


    abc Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:43 AM

    Misfortune of Gammanpila. Please do not critizise people and the new government. Please mind your own business

    Observer Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:46 AM

    ha...ha...if the country goes to a massive economic crises we know where to go to borrow.......

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:10 PM

    dumb twit, If Fiji Belongs to Fijians, Malaysia Blongs to Malays, Sri-Lanka belongs to SRI- LANKANS not Sinhalese alone. where did Buddhism come from? who were the ones who lived in SL before Buddhism came from India? who are Yaksas and Nagas?and there is NO TAMIL NADU, its a part of INDIA.Tamil Nadu is NOT a country by itself.. LEARN HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY before you run ur mouth. People like YOU are the ones who created the 1983 riots... bet ur a BBS fan... and 2015 is here... as you all claimed, whats gonna happen to teh Muslims? NOTHING WE would NOT let the likes of BBS to destroy this country..or OURS...

    Philip Wednesday, 14 January 2015 04:49 AM

    You are one of the biggest turn coats this country has seen. You will change your policies for your personal benefit within days, as we saw recently.

    kumar Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:17 PM

    Cocktail or whatever but these so called countries having 2500 years history are depending on them.

    bandu Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:07 AM

    It is not worth even commenting on what he says.

    Henry Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:11 AM

    Check and track the caller from the available technology. Whomsoever who dose it deserves the highest punishment under the law.

    Gamarala Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:12 AM

    Cannot understand the reason for leader of Pivituru hela Urumaya trying to bring back SLFP leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as the next PM. Cannot PHU stand on their own feet.

    Ravi De Silva Wednesday, 14 January 2015 02:31 PM

    What is this nonsense ?. Who care this bull

    dulan Wednesday, 14 January 2015 02:31 PM

    It is the misfortune of us Sri Lankans to have politicians like Gammanpila

    Niroshini Perera Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:44 PM

    Hi! Prim, Here some news for you. Niro.

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