The nomination list of the SLFP had not been finalised even though nomination papers were signed, Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said today.
“They might be changed,” he said speaking at the weekly Cabinet briefing.
The nomination list must be signed by President Maithripala Sirisena as the leader of the SLFP to finalise it.
Senaratne said a report had been submitted to President urging that nomination should not be given to those who were charged with various allegations.
When asked if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be entitled to privileges granted to a former President if he was elected to Parliament as an MP, he said that Rajapaksa could not enjoy two privileges at the same time- that of an ex-president and of an MP.
Minister Senaratne said in lighter vein that Mr. Rajapaksa would get only two security personnel, if he was elected as an Opposition MP.
At present Rajapaksa is given a contingent of more than 200 security personnel as a former President.(Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 17
Jay J Friday, 10 July 2015 09:25 AM
YOU Betrayed Us!!
kumaraya Friday, 10 July 2015 01:56 AM
Sri Lanka is traditionally a Buddhist nation and proud of that heritage. I honour that and respect those traditions. But, carefully consider what real contentment it has brought to the nation and her people. We dwell on the adage that it is our "karma" to be what we are are. We allow rampant corruption, raise to the highest level those who are known and accepted as being corrupt. we saw a bright light shine on our nation in early January and now it appears all hope is gone. One side says, "those who are corrupt will be born as dogs", and the other side waits to take vengeance! O, Lord our God, PLEASE help us.
nandanee Thursday, 09 July 2015 04:55 PM
"Abandon hope , all ye who enter here" --Dante, inferno
de silva Friday, 10 July 2015 02:39 AM
How can we trust you anymore when your boss is with the other thieves since today.
Veda-mama Friday, 10 July 2015 05:47 AM
Oh Yea!!! That is a very fruitful thought which is in need of very serious consideration.
mack Friday, 10 July 2015 10:33 AM
those SLFP members who oppose MR should support UNP OR JVP via DM Android App
C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 09 July 2015 06:12 PM
President Sirisena might give him both privileges.
dulan Friday, 10 July 2015 07:25 AM
People are stupid to wait in queues and vote for these jokers who have ruined the country for 66 years. Media is the main agency to spoil them by giving such prominence to inane things they say. Every sector is politicized, every possible way to earn money exploited by politicians
Robber Thursday, 09 July 2015 06:33 PM
Robbers also speak some ime
sunny Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:49 PM
If MR is nominated his security should be withdrawn immediately not wait till he bacomes an MP. If so, all other nominated persons should be given 200 security plus Bullet proof Bensz car and other vehicles. My opinion is that once nominated he becomes a normal citizen with no previlages
cheers Friday, 10 July 2015 11:26 AM
MR factoris hurting Rajitha face says it all
Fernandez Friday, 10 July 2015 08:41 AM
This guy is not just lying from his mouth, he is lying from his ears as well.
Push Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:41 PM
Wobbly nature of MS shows that everything is final now.
Premalal Friday, 10 July 2015 08:50 AM
If M.R is nominated, then M.S does not have a mandate because 5.8 voted against him and he ratted on the 6.2 million.
Push Friday, 10 July 2015 08:51 AM
Why not finalize it and face the media.
Fair N Square Thursday, 09 July 2015 11:53 PM
Mahinda NEED to learn to not have teh cake and it it as well, either this or that... If he is given, nominations.. regardless of whether he is ELECTED or SELECTED.... he should not be provided his perks that he was entitled as an ex President..moreover, WE are a THIRD world country and we have to acknowledge that. WE CANNOT afford to provide 200 security personal to an ex President. EVEN Bill Clinton, GW Bush or any US ex president has a 200 security personnel...
P De Silva Friday, 10 July 2015 12:27 AM
1)M3 has no back bone and sway quite a bit .He even wanted his daughter into politics after saying once no family forces in politics.2) True MR should not be given any more security .As he is a normal citizen when papers are signed. His henchmen who wants him to save them from all the corruption must protect him herewith.
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