MR tough on errant candidates

15 March 2010 06:39 am - 32     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Mahinda Rajapakse has ordered the General Secretaries of the UPFA and SLFP to take tough action against UPFA candidates who are fighting against each other while campaigning for the upcoming polls, the government said.


UPFA MP Dallas Allahaperuma told journalists today that the President had made these orders to UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena after he had learnt of an increase in clashes against some candidates belonging to the same party.

With fears of an increase in violence prior to the upcoming General elections, polls monitoring bodies have urged political party leaders to arrest the trend with clashes among supporters of the same political party among the contributing factors of the rise in incidents.

According to the election monitoring bodies, PAFFREL and CMEV, over 50 percent of pre-election violence reported so far has been among supporters of the same political party or group contesting the elections next month.  (YP)
 

 

   

  Comments - 32

  • Monday, 15 March 2010 10:08 AM

    For what they have done to my Hero, Sarath Fonseka I curse this Government every day

    Monday, 15 March 2010 10:30 AM

    Good at pasting their posters over his party candidates

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:52 PM

    Lucky man - on the 'national list'!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 10:47 AM

    ARE WE TAKING IT RIGHT ? WHAT WE SEE IS THAT TOUGH ACTION IS BEING TAKEN AGAINST OPPOSITION CANDIDATES AND NOT THOSE FROM UPFA.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:08 AM

    Not to worry MR. Your boys are taking tough action. Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:57 PM

    So greedy - unable to share the 'KENDAHELIYA'!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 11:35 AM

    When Dogs are fighting... attack them with water !

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:50 AM

    Really

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:55 AM

    Dear JR, what a mess you have been created..??

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:58 AM

    Good joke....!!!....thanks for the good laugh.......

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:04 AM

    UPFA is has done well to break all the parties/Srilankans/ Buddihsts. UPFA shall break in to pieces for what they have done to SF and war heros.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:17 AM

    Its hilarious

    Its very interesting to fallow Sri Lanka politics these days

    Now it’s the dog fighting stage with in the party

    Each one is trying to eat another ones flesh

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:22 AM

    Boo hoo, i am sure they are scared of his scolding.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:28 AM

    How about clashes with members with other parties??? No action needed

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:16 PM

    this is the real nature of UPFA colection of people ....

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:45 AM

    THEY ARE FIGTHING FOR 2/3 MAJORITY SO THAT RAJA AND COMPANY CAN SHOW PROFITS AND THEREBY LENDING SUFFERING TO MASSES.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:49 PM

    A kingdom divided against a kingdom will not stand.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 01:57 PM

    it seems the H.E president is only for the UPFA No president for whole country.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:21 AM

    Nature... :-)

    Monday, 15 March 2010 02:29 PM

    Mr MR... you don't need to worry...We common people have the Sward !

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:35 AM

    In times like this the President should entrust the job of maintaining Law and Order to the most appropriate person like Dr. Mervin Silva who has proved this on stage with an opposition member.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:46 AM

    very funny jokers

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:48 AM

    It is implied that it is ok to fight with other parties.

    T Ruth

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:02 AM

    Lucky you because, you are coming from back door allways, otheriwse this will apply to you from the moment you come to the stage.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:11 AM

    President has set of words to amuse people. People just emotionally hail the president. We are heading to a dark end.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:16 AM

    Tough Action!! And what would that be ?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:17 AM

    Voters should take a clue from this greedy and selfish infighting not to vote for such candidates.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:26 AM

    UPFA was looking for rifts in other parties - now they are fighting among themselves. "As you sow, so you shall reap - and reap a full-grown harvest".

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:27 AM

    Hah hah haaaaa..... what goes around comes around too

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:33 AM

    So is that means no one is going to contest from UPFA

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:36 AM

    I think you are still not well. Feel sorry for you.
    You are a responsible minister -aren't you ? There are so many of them.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:45 AM

    Exemplery behaviour shd start from the top/


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