Over 25 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

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About 28 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs and several ministers including Kumara Welgama, C. B Ratnayake and many others attended the Ratnapura rally organised today urging former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be nominated as UPFA prime ministerial candidate.

UPFA MPs Kumara Welgama, Roshan Ranasinghe, S.M. Chandrasena, T.B. Ekanayake, S. R. Kodithuwakku, Ranjith Soyza, Janaka Wakkumbura, Uditha Lokubandara, Weerakumara Dissanayake, Shehan Semasinghe, Chamika Buddhadasa, V. Indika, Shriyani Wijewickrema, Y.G. Pathmasiri, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Bandula Gunawardane, Vidura Wickramanayake, Salinda Dissanayake, Dilum Amunugama, Manusha Nanayakkara, Lohan Rathwatte, Rohitha Abegunawardane, Kamala Ranatunge, Gamini Lokuge, and a few other MPs attended the rally. 
Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga also attended the rally along with a number of provincial councillors.
 This was the third rally organised by the National Freedom Front (NFF), Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) and the Democratic Left Front (DLF) calling for Mr. Rajapaksa’s return to active politics.
MPs Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Dinesh Gunawardane, Wimal Weerawansa and Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila spoke to the large crowd attending the rally.  
Under the theme “Independence won is in peril, let us win the challenges of the nation,” the meeting was held at a lorry park in Ratnapura town.
A special message from the former president was read out to the crowd by the former president’s spokesperson Mohan Samaranayake.
“The attention of the National Government of United National Party should be given to the holdup of our country’s economy which was thriving up to the level of a developed nation. We should convey our objection from the city of Ratnapura against the holdup of development,” the message read.
Mr. Rajapaksa also said that everyone should march together to build a unitary, developed and independent Sri Lanka and also to strengthen the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, which contributed to building the country. (Ajithlal Shanthaudaya)
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  • sam Friday, 27 March 2015 11:11 AM

    We are all insecure since we have foolish voters who might vote for corrupt rulers.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 27 March 2015 06:01 AM

    In other words - Uncivilized creatures gathering.

    lawry Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 AM

    Was SB there too with a pumpkin splitting grin?

    Bubble Banda Friday, 27 March 2015 06:03 AM


    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 27 March 2015 06:05 AM

    Yes, you mean to say they are the worst rowdies in other words, culprits.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 27 March 2015 06:07 AM

    All the robbers destroyed MR are struggling to servive.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 27 March 2015 06:10 AM


    Jayasingha Friday, 27 March 2015 06:11 AM

    Birds of a feather flock together !

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 27 March 2015 06:12 AM

    Hay !!! you know only little, but the fact is - No Elections for another 2 years, by the time all these fellows are inside the Jail..

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 27 March 2015 06:16 AM

    Weerawansa looted and earned 8 Garment Factories and 4 Mansions in SriLanka and one in UK.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 27 March 2015 06:17 AM

    Yes, UN-civilized rowdies rally wanted a thug to come to power again.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 27 March 2015 06:18 AM

    Educated people are always with My-3

    Puran Appu Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:24 PM

    People, do not insult the true patriots. They can see you all are near danger !!

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 27 March 2015 06:20 AM

    These 25 fellows are the worst criminals who robbed our money mercilessly.

    asiyawe ascharya Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:32 PM

    you are wrong they are among the most corrupt of mahinda govt

    Cobra Friday, 27 March 2015 06:38 AM

    It is obvious that these fellows want shelter under an ostrich that hides its eyes under the sand to their misdeeds and thievery in the past. The CID now has a plethora of suspects to probe!!!

    Justin Keppetiyagama Friday, 27 March 2015 06:45 AM

    MS,Ranil, Chandrika troika cannot stop this wave by appointing SLFP MPs as ministers

    HIRAN Friday, 27 March 2015 12:25 PM

    Ranil never became president and stayed in office for 9 years !!! , he has every right to contest. look at USA, hillary who was defeated by obama in all probability will contest the next elections.

    Premalal Friday, 27 March 2015 06:53 AM

    Fighting to stay out of jail.

    sataro Friday, 27 March 2015 06:57 AM

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    riz Friday, 27 March 2015 12:44 PM

    why Govnt allowing wimal weerawansa to lead this kind of gathering. He z a big threat to peace in Sri Lanka. He should be behind bars . He z a utter waste n useless criminal .

    dulan Friday, 27 March 2015 07:38 AM

    Congratulations Wimal. You are doing a great job in splitting the SLFP.Are you a RAW agent MR speaks of?

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 27 March 2015 08:18 AM

    People have a right to assemble and meet and to petition against a government and it is International Law ratifiued by Sri Lanka. We have seen people elect one government and then oust the same.

    sudu Friday, 27 March 2015 11:41 PM

    When the sri Lankans have rejected Mr Why he is shamelessly trying yo grab power?do not have elections.all those who went for Mr,s rally. are crooks and thieves who robbed the country. Cancel the elections and put them behind bars.sri Lankans want justice. why are you delaying to arrest the crooks?president sirisena and Ranil please attend to this.

    Hasan Friday, 27 March 2015 01:54 PM

    President and PM should take the responsibility for this, and they should have acted very quickly against this culprits. Yaha Palanaya not work with this fools. most of them should be jailed immediately. Chandrika should lead SLFP and MS shoul be independent president until National Government in operation.

    indi Friday, 27 March 2015 09:07 AM

    Did Ranil went home after rejecting 20 odd times ?

    residents Friday, 27 March 2015 02:12 PM

    Do you mean like other presidents? Like Chandrika

    kumar Friday, 27 March 2015 09:19 AM

    Mahinda should be the next SLFP Presidential candidate so that we could see a battle between the President and the Prime minister.That is if the people vote for SLFP, but most likely the split would ensure a landslide for UNP.

    Fassey Friday, 27 March 2015 12:05 AM

    Parasites depend on something to hang on for survival.These bankrupt politicians want to hang on to MR for their survival. Poor Vaasu let him scream and lose the little strength he has at this age. So Sad his plight.

    shek Friday, 27 March 2015 12:09 AM

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    chandaneewithana Friday, 27 March 2015 12:13 AM

    mahinda is greedy for developing this country nothing else.we are greedy for taking him backif lee quan yu of singapore can stay long why not mahinda

    Cheers Friday, 27 March 2015 12:15 AM

    Maithree must be now insecure and totally confused must be thinking what competition he have with MR

    ranjith12323 Friday, 27 March 2015 09:52 AM

    You ate dead ropes at the previous election and lost. Normally saying goes -once bitten twice shy. Does not this apply to you. Sir please enjoy retired life like other Presidents. Do not be too greedy. Do not also lose the respect you enjoy now by joining these outdated people. They are trying to cling on to your Sataka and come to power which they can not do otherwise. Take care.

    indika Friday, 27 March 2015 12:17 AM

    Lets wait and see if he if he is rejected or not soon.....Any why are you so worry if people rejected him?

    Blessing Friday, 27 March 2015 02:49 PM

    MR will pay anything and any amount for power.

    malta Friday, 27 March 2015 12:57 AM

    Podi Aiya! I think that they r not civilize yet, and they all r j and power hungers

    Podi Bappa Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:17 PM

    Are these people out of their heads? What do they want? A dictatorship?

    Tannaha Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:20 PM

    When the people of this country has rejected MR why the hell some stupid want to bring him back to politics?? Why is MR so greedy for Power? He has served the country for about 9 years. He should now retire from politics with respect. He has done a great job to the country even though there are many short-comings in his rule. If people has not rejected him he would have won the presidential election..so simple..

    Fassey Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17 AM

    Reply to Chandaneewithana: MR is greedy for developing mainly to fill the family pockets. When people become greedy they forget about their status and self respect . MR had the privilege to get power popularity wealth and respect, but his greed will vanish everything .

    TONY Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:23 PM


    Kirchhoff Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:43 PM

    Grass eating Loins gathering around the "Money" Gobbling Loin.

    cyril n Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:52 PM

    Birds of same feather gathers together.

    LINKA Friday, 27 March 2015 03:37 PM

    I strongly believe these 25 idiotic morons did not go in support of Mahida but indirectly requesting Maithiri that they too be sworn in as even ministers, President had better understand this just in time

    Saman Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:07 PM

    Great News, by the time election going to be declared almost all SLFP MPS will be in MR camp!

    clif Friday, 27 March 2015 10:45 AM

    Led by kudu karayas ethonol karayas and pimps and prostitutes

    Mala Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:14 PM

    These SLFP politicians act as if they do not know about corruption, drug dealers, ethonol dealers and white van abductions of Mahinda R govt. and the Nil Balukaya. All these jokers should be removed from SL political Scene.

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