Video: This may be my last state function: Maithripala

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SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena addressing an event at Battaramulla a short while ago said, ‘this may be my last state function’, amid widespread speculation that he might break ranks with the incumbent regime.


“Time solves a lot of things. This may be my last state function. People give power not to abuse it and make money. It’s given to serve the people. This power should never be abused. No one should be drunk with power,” he said at a function to appoint officials to the Health Ministry.


It was rumoured that the minister had earlier rejected an invitation to address the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) news Conference scheduled to be held at the party headquarters in Darley Road.

 

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  • Amara Friday, 21 November 2014 12:56 PM

    You win it. Pure solid votes for you!

    Sam Friday, 21 November 2014 12:59 PM

    Hurray.......Great t, excellent....brave decision against regime.Thanks Sir....

    Prasad Friday, 21 November 2014 01:00 PM

    My country is waiting for you sir!

    Aruna Friday, 21 November 2014 07:07 PM

    Congratulation!

    das Friday, 21 November 2014 01:05 PM

    Congratulations

    Rayan Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:41 AM

    Cheers

    priyatharshan Saturday, 22 November 2014 09:46 AM

    best of luck sir.. truth never lost..

    sumith Friday, 21 November 2014 01:13 PM

    Sir, the future of people of this country is in your hands. Finally we understood that there were many people in this government who had the back bone. JAYAWEWA>

    nandana naranpanawa Friday, 21 November 2014 03:04 PM

    good luck our leader. you will be president our country. i like to you.

    Rohan jayasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 01:15 PM

    Has the battle begun. All the best Srilanka. We want the best.

    AWAKE Team Friday, 21 November 2014 01:16 PM

    ALL THE BEST YOU ARE A GREAT POLITICIAN.NEED SOLUTIONS FOR ALL SOCIAL ISSUES OF CORRUPTION,ABUSE,CRIME BREAKAGE OF LAW AND JUSTICE ETC

    Lucky Friday, 21 November 2014 01:19 PM

    A good gentleman fit for the job.

    sameer Friday, 21 November 2014 05:00 PM

    Respect this decision. But hypocrisy shows again. Corrupt are being corrupt. If mervin silva made that move many would be there to clap him too. As if all opposition politicians are lord Buddha. Later they are taken for a ride by those politicians and thrown into dustbin. Feel sorry for this gentleman.

    AYESHA Friday, 21 November 2014 05:01 PM

    It is a real jock

    Ryan Friday, 21 November 2014 01:21 PM

    why this guy going? for PMship or presidency

    sekara Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:49 AM

    Beware of currupted ministers

    gulglad Friday, 21 November 2014 01:21 PM

    well done sir, Hat off for your valid comment.

    saman priyantha Friday, 21 November 2014 05:07 PM

    obata jaya

    Tharindu Friday, 21 November 2014 03:10 PM

    He will do the part here that Narendra Modi does in india. JAYA WEWA!!!

    Farook Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:47 AM

    Srilankans should be lucky to have you as the next Prsident. All the best of luck.

    Moody Friday, 21 November 2014 01:26 PM

    yes grab all the votes and jump back to regime as if you have not robbed why were u sleeping all this while via DM Android App

    waruna Friday, 21 November 2014 01:30 PM

    SL could be much better if not for corruption .

    Thusitha Bandara Friday, 21 November 2014 01:31 PM

    The people should be think as very serious about third time contesting with executive power. How will be end up this......?? You have backbone sir. Country need good democratic govt. with good international relationship. I wish SL will have it to entire people of this country

    Saras Friday, 21 November 2014 01:33 PM

    Let the game begin......

    FAROOK Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:07 AM

    Hope Sri Lanka will have a good future.

    janitha Friday, 21 November 2014 08:02 PM

    TIME FOR MR R TO GO AND MR S TO COME,JUST LIKE IN THE ALPHABET

    Nalin Friday, 21 November 2014 01:36 PM

    Thanks should be given to Ven. Rathana Thero and all other parties who initiated this move, Dear Sir make it happen. People of this country were much awaited to see a good change.

    TONY Friday, 21 November 2014 08:03 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS, YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO WILL RIG THE VOTES. PLEASE PUT IN THE PLUG IN TIME SO THAT THEY WILL NOT WIN BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 21 November 2014 01:36 PM

    ANOTHER SF

    wilows Friday, 21 November 2014 03:21 PM

    Hon sir, count on more than 35 votes from me.

    TONY Friday, 21 November 2014 08:05 PM

    SUSIL WILL NEVER LEAVE MR

    hameed Friday, 21 November 2014 01:36 PM

    best luckvfor the country and those who love this country to live harmoniously. via DM Android App

    Alston Silva Friday, 21 November 2014 01:39 PM

    You seem to fit into slot of common candidate out of so many on the run

    Azee Friday, 21 November 2014 05:21 PM

    What is Nimal Siripala and Premajayanth doing do you want to continue as puppets without any say via DM Android App

    Harsha Panagoda Friday, 21 November 2014 01:41 PM

    Itz Hi time. Pure Gentlman , who fit for the Job. Go Sri Lanka Go.................

    Anura Senanayake Friday, 21 November 2014 01:41 PM

    Paninna Aiya Paninna !

    sinner Friday, 21 November 2014 01:42 PM

    Now MR vs MS

    dimuthu priyankara samarasinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 05:25 PM

    good luck sir my cantragulation

    gota Friday, 21 November 2014 01:45 PM

    EXCELLENT LESEN TO " MA HARI JAGATHA"

    Raush Friday, 21 November 2014 01:45 PM

    Need of the hour.... via DM Android App

    Ryan Friday, 21 November 2014 01:46 PM

    because of this we earned lakhs today, thanks maithree, we want more

    student Friday, 21 November 2014 01:47 PM

    Billy boy found, Ranil safe for 2nd time...

    senaka Friday, 21 November 2014 01:49 PM

    jayawewa

    dilipa Friday, 21 November 2014 01:50 PM

    Few good Men !

    kolla Friday, 21 November 2014 01:50 PM

    U r Wellcome Sir !!!!!

    wata uda Friday, 21 November 2014 01:50 PM

    wata uda dan nam...

    Atthattama Friday, 21 November 2014 01:55 PM

    Too late Sir. They are unshakable!

    pathum Friday, 21 November 2014 01:56 PM

    Man please be silence if you do not know politics,SF has a political background but Mr Maithripala has a long standing political experience.

    patriot Friday, 21 November 2014 03:46 PM

    Good Luck Sir. Wish you all best and please save our country.

    Ransinghe Friday, 21 November 2014 01:58 PM

    Mister Minister, Who have finally honoured the TRUE Sarong - Banian clad SLFP party men in the country. This should be another milestone after British Rulers left the Country and the people get an opportunity to free themselves from the clutches of Kalu Suddas and the corrupt politicians presently ruling the country. Ransinghe

    hibuly bubily Friday, 21 November 2014 02:00 PM

    Well done Sir.

    Nalin Friday, 21 November 2014 03:48 PM

    we all are with you sir... All the best.

    Charith Friday, 21 November 2014 02:01 PM

    "People give power not to abuse it and make money." Really Mr. Sirisena? Are you also forgetting your past like Duminda Silva now?

    WIN SL Friday, 21 November 2014 02:01 PM

    Good luck Sir....you can do it. Break the dictatorship /one man show /all in one basket policy

    Mason Friday, 21 November 2014 05:54 PM

    Congratulations Sir and wish you luck.

    Samsudeen Friday, 21 November 2014 02:10 PM

    You are the most Sri Lanka suitable gentleman who would have been the the President of Sri Lanka

    Firozkhan Friday, 21 November 2014 05:54 PM

    Very good thing your welcome sir happy day god bles you sir

    Manel Friday, 21 November 2014 02:12 PM

    If you r leaving to throw the despot out I will vote for you even though we are traditionally UNPers.

    Perera Friday, 21 November 2014 03:51 PM

    I still vote for MRI know all the corruption but its now new and I am afraid the new government will be unable to continue the development

    Faslan Friday, 21 November 2014 02:14 PM

    Welcome to the board sir. Timely decision as the ship has started sinking.

    Meedin Friday, 21 November 2014 03:51 PM

    Asia Ascharya just begun. Congratulations.

    Wijitha Chandrasiri - Rupa Disanayaka Friday, 21 November 2014 09:03 PM

    Bright Future Sir

    Rahman Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:59 PM

    This time no escape . A True Son of Sri Lanka from Polannaruwa will rule the country for the next 8 years. MS will do a Good Governnace

    migara Friday, 21 November 2014 02:29 PM

    he is a lesser crook, the talk is unusual tone..for people...love of the people ?

    Acmrazik Friday, 21 November 2014 02:32 PM

    Congratulations we are with you

    anurudda Friday, 21 November 2014 02:32 PM

    good luck sir... great man no bad record not like rajapakse

    bokka Friday, 21 November 2014 04:10 PM

    hadson samarasinghe get ready???????

    nissanka Friday, 21 November 2014 04:11 PM

    good luck

    NIRMAL Friday, 21 November 2014 02:35 PM

    TRUE SRILANKAN

    Aruna Shantha Nonis Friday, 21 November 2014 04:14 PM

    Right decision at the right time.....

    sg Friday, 21 November 2014 02:35 PM

    He , one of the honorable person in existing government, in this momentum time. I think he should not take negative decision regarding his political life. He was insulted and marginalized in last period. This crucial time is good lesion for existing political leadership in the country. Power is like invisible it can be change any time. But in this crucial time Minister should be tolerated and should not take a negative decision behalf of external parties or group. If is possible , definitely SLFP will face same problem like which was faced UNP in earlier. it will give long term harmful effect for the SLFP.

    kalusena Friday, 21 November 2014 02:38 PM

    Sri Lanka needed a regime who could bend the rules to defeat LTTE terrorism. That is history now. People are now fed up with over- bending of the rules. We need a leader (not a looser) who can win peoples votes to form a just and fair government for all. ..

    sameera Udayanga Friday, 21 November 2014 04:16 PM

    Well said sir,.... And Weldone... Congract Sir....... Wish you all the success.......

    dinesh Friday, 21 November 2014 02:40 PM

    wish you all the best sir

    Edi Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:47 PM

    Wait for an another war...Do not forget that all living peacefully bacuse of Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksha.You may not be living today, if Mahinda was not there.

    Edi Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:47 PM

    Wait for an another war...Do not forget that all living peacefully bacuse of Mr.Mahinda Rajapaksha.You may not be living today, if Mahinda was not there.

    JayaK Friday, 21 November 2014 04:18 PM

    Can we trust him, Definitely he will give up the battle last moment

    Siril Friday, 21 November 2014 06:32 PM

    LTTE is not gone

    karnan Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:22 AM

    No its gone

    shafkhan Friday, 21 November 2014 06:31 PM

    Great job well done time has come for the trust. we are there sir via DM Android App

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Friday, 21 November 2014 02:47 PM

    pathum, wait and see, time will tell you lots.

    gkip1975 Friday, 21 November 2014 02:49 PM

    Good Luck Sir,,

    kakopappa Friday, 21 November 2014 12:41 PM

    Onna giyaaaaaa

    ajith Friday, 21 November 2014 02:49 PM

    Well Done, we a with you!

    Herath Friday, 21 November 2014 12:46 PM

    Good Luck Sir....

    Ghost Rider Friday, 21 November 2014 12:50 PM

    The writing is on the wall

    pradda Friday, 21 November 2014 12:55 PM

    With recent developments, I need to change my perception that all politicians in this regime do not have a backbone to stand for what is right. You, JHU and others who crossover have changed it. Thank you and all the best.

    lOKKU Friday, 21 November 2014 06:50 PM

    For the betterment of our beautiful country let us all unite and send Rajapakses home.They made enough money and please ensure to recover these illegal money from them. God bless Sri Lanka


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