Sirisena says he comes from a strong UNP family

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Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena says that he comes from a staunch UNP family and once almost got hammered by his father for supporting the Communist Party as a student.

Minister Sirisena was in the midst of a group of old farmers in his Polonnaruwa constituency brought down on his instructions to the Vijaya Kumaratunga Eye Hospital in Seeduwa for eye treatment yesterday, when he made these remarks.

This group of 40 farmers underwent cataract eye surgeries to correct their eye sight and Minister Sirisena visited them before they were driven back.

Minister Sirisena asked a farmer who was more than 80 years old and known to him from his younger days, if he could see well now.

The farmer who profusely thanked Minister Sirisena said, he recollected the day when young Sirisena was driven away from home by his father,’.
The doctors who were among the group asked Minister Sirisea ‘what that story was all about.

 “Minister Sirisena said “My father was a diehard UNPer and had a high regards for Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake. But I was inclined towards the Communist Party (CP - Peking) led by N Shanmugadasan from my tender age. I was a supporter of the Communist Party from the age of 12”.

 “I called Shanmugadasan ‘comrade’ but the age difference between us was more than 40 years. My father used to ask me as to how a 50 year old man became my comrade’.

 “My father used to reprimand me when I came home late after party work.  One day he threatened me and said I would be driven away from home if I did not resign from the CP and join the UNP”.  

The group of farmers was sent back to their homes at the Health Ministry expense after successful surgeries to restore their eye sight. (Sandun A.Jayasekera)
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  • namal Friday, 04 April 2014 05:58 AM

    if you want to spend a few years in walikada jail then cross over. remember SF

    Lionel Friday, 04 April 2014 06:13 AM

    All discards in the government will join the UNP before the next General elections, and UNP will not get more than 2 million votes in total next time.

    daya weerasinghe Friday, 04 April 2014 06:18 AM

    Thats whats wrong in Sri Lankan politics............all these families..........too many fathers,sons and uncles....!

    nirmal Friday, 04 April 2014 08:19 PM

    aiming to be the common candidate, he is green inside. rescue the UNP.

    dass Friday, 04 April 2014 11:27 AM

    Boys will be boys.. and when they grow up they realize what kind of world we live in and come out of the well.

    Lala Friday, 04 April 2014 02:08 AM

    Coming colours no good! neda? Looking for better prospects I suppose.

    maame Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:56 PM

    panninata pera sitha balanu

    Public Friday, 04 April 2014 08:32 AM

    Is he fed up? Any cross overs in the next few months?

    ANTON Friday, 04 April 2014 03:09 AM

    DID THEY SING VIRIDU OR BAILA ?

    ANTON Friday, 04 April 2014 03:11 AM

    YES SIRA, YOUR SON PROVED THAT.

    upali Friday, 04 April 2014 03:16 AM

    Kasa Karayo enawa. Perahera lagai wage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SamWesternAustralia Friday, 04 April 2014 03:23 AM

    Why dont u join ur Dad's party as ur dad's request

    Sinhaya Friday, 04 April 2014 03:28 AM

    Maithreepala is one of the very few honest humble man from the village.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 April 2014 03:58 AM

    I really admire on Mr. Sirisena on his genuine speeches. He always talk the truth and not forgotten his past unlike other rotten ministers. Great man...really admire on him.

    max Friday, 04 April 2014 04:04 AM

    he is thinking to change party soon,because mahinda never make him the ,prime minister.

    ranil Friday, 04 April 2014 09:10 AM

    Danwath Thaththage Kima ahala UNP ekata enda, hoda putha wagey.

    willows Friday, 04 April 2014 04:17 AM

    It is high time Sir, you take over the UNP.

    Sukarno Friday, 04 April 2014 04:27 AM

    When are you going to join UNP?

    Grace Friday, 04 April 2014 04:33 AM

    Why is he telling this story only after the recent elections results?

    rajiv Friday, 04 April 2014 04:59 AM

    panninna lasthi wage

    Minister Friday, 04 April 2014 10:04 AM

    Now, its high time for you to consider going back to that family!

    Anu Friday, 04 April 2014 05:23 AM

    Of course yes. He can resuscitate the UNP

    concerned citizen Friday, 04 April 2014 11:13 AM

    He will be the best out of the lot to stand as the common presidential candidate! Can see little light end of the tunnel.


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