I’ll end interference with judiciary: Maithripala

11 December 2014 08:56 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena pledged yesterday to end the system whereby verdicts given by courts could be changed with one telephone call.


Addressing a rally in Wattala, he said the verdict given regarding pictorial warnings on cigarette packs was changed by one such phone call.


He said the present regime was once a leftist one but now it had gone off the track. "It has gone off track as the sons of those who run it travel by helicopter just to ride a horse that was brought down from the UK," he said.


Mr Sirisena also pledged to implement pension schemes for all -- including Sri Lamkan expatriates.


Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the future national government would continue the ongoing development work but end the corruption involved in it.


UNP MP Ruwan Wijewardene said the Opposition had nothing to do with the LTTE though the government made such accusations.


MP John Amaratunga scoffed at reports that he would cross over to the government.


MPs Sajith Premadasa, Rajitha Senaratne and Joseph Michael Perera also spoke. (Yohan Perera)











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  Comments - 12

  • phobos Friday, 12 December 2014 08:11 AM

    ignorance is a bliss. thats a bulletproof jacket

    Bullet Proof Friday, 12 December 2014 02:32 PM

    I suppose it is designed by your grandmother.

    iceman Friday, 12 December 2014 02:50 PM

    Why not where Chandrika style jacket.

    ibadun Friday, 12 December 2014 08:36 AM

    YES IT MUST,In SL " Systems are made in such a way that every one can corrupt"so we need change in all not only the judiciary, example if influence continue in police dept. then what will happen the enforcement and due to influence the report to courts by police will change and ultimately the decision will get effected even though independent there

    Freebird Friday, 12 December 2014 02:59 PM

    They are trying to harm your security by saying something about your dress. Go ahead via DM Android App

    Gajabahu Friday, 12 December 2014 03:04 PM

    It seems Sirisena Stores (SS) is prepared to give promises for anything and everything. That shows how greedy they are for power. Sirisena Mudalali (SM) in particular is promising everything to every corner. Poor SM. We know how former (lady) President gave promises. How Former (..) Prime Minister gave promises. We also know what happened to those promises and how they behaved when the had power. The same will repeat under SM if by any chance (only a dream) he wins. Presidency of this country is not a joke. It is the most important and responsible job in this country. The person who holds it decides the fate of over 20 million people in this country. It has to go to the most suitable candidate. What has SM to show to the people in this country against his name as qualities for his candidacy? Again, this is not a job like "selling goods in the SS.To become the President, one need to have many qualities including respect, cohesiveness, humility, honesty, wisdom, courage, compassion, action, pro activity, passion, commitment, love and caring, and more importantly has to be a one with a vision for the nation. A vision that goes far beyond the short sighted, revenge oriented petty party politics. When it comes to the election, One has to prove that he/she has these qualities. What are the qualities that SM has out of these? Has he delivered anything in certain during his almost 4 decades long political carrier? It is an open question to the general public/ voters of this country to think, analyse and decide. Think! Do not get misled by emotional speeches or promises. Think carefully. Who has delivered tangible results with many of these qualities. There may be weak areas. It is seen there are many claims about the unprecedented corruption. Even Anagarika Dharmapala was accused of being corrupt. Gamini Disanayake, Lalith Athulathmudali were also accused. So directing the same fingers on MR us no surprise. Think objectively or having actual existence or reality. A wrong diagnosis would result a wrong verdict. Careful thinking will enable realize the most appropriate answer. This is our country, We have to fight with many forces to protect it for generations to come. We have to fight with great betrayers who eat hoppers with you and help the possession of "Dhathu Karanduwa" with long planned intentions of destroying you, with other betrayers who have shown by their action that they are betrayers, with Tamil diaspora, with political fraternity within the country who has ulterior motive of dividing the country and establishing much awaited Ealam" in this country and with western powers who work openly, tirelessly and spending lavishly to bring Sri Lanka to their knees. If you take the wrong decision of voting for SM, that will be the end of many things. So be careful. Do not let to repeat the Great betrayal in the Sri Lankan history when it comes to 2 March 2014, the date which will mark the 200 years (1815-2015) of the great betrayal related to the Kandyan Convention. Be wise. Be vigilant. Be patriotic.

    Malin Friday, 12 December 2014 07:14 AM

    My3 Sirisena is unable to design his own dress but copying Modi's dress style. How can one expects original initiative from him rather than following blindly.

    dcn Friday, 12 December 2014 07:26 AM

    Independent judiciary very urgent and important for the public to have faith in the rule of law.

    Nihal B D Friday, 12 December 2014 06:16 PM

    Which part of the world are you from? Godaya

    Sirisena Friday, 12 December 2014 07:50 AM

    Pls understand the dress is a bullet proof jacket not a style

    aa Friday, 12 December 2014 08:00 AM

    Body armour

    thushara Friday, 12 December 2014 07:09 PM

    Is it in the same way that CBK stopped interference with Judiciary that MY3 is going to stop? What a joke!! Look at the way CBK appointed Sarath N Silva and Shirani Bandaranayaka to SC..how she was able get judgements allowing crossovers...!! how are we to trust this unholy alliance of mY3, CBK and RW? Joke of the centuary.!

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