Hooting at SLFPers - Hope SLPP’s area politicos help stop it: Dayasiri

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera cast doubts whether any of the SLPP politicians of the area could prevail upon their supporters to stop hooting at the SLFP politicians when they address SLPP election propaganda rallies.

"Drunkards, hooligans and rowdies are hooting at SLFP politicians and it will not mean well for SLFP-SLPP unity, he said.

The MP said he would not believe that the SLPP higher-ups such as Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa or Basil Rajapaksa would endorse this ill-treatment by uneducated and irresponsible hooligans and they might not even be SLFP or SLPP supporters.

He told the media a Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa had promised to identify the miscreants and take action at party level.

When asked by a journalist how he would take it if he was hooted at, Kurunegala, the MP said his supporters would take care of those who dare to hoot at him.

Acting SLFP president Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said hooting was a national custom in Sri Lanka.

“We hoot as a method of communication from ancient times. We hoot at someone to insult or ridicule him. We hoot in joy at musical shows and we hoot at singers and musicians to encourage them. Therefore, we must take hooting in its stride. However, it is not decent to hoot at politicians at political rallies. It simply abusive and will not augur well for the unity of the SLFP and the SLPP,” he said. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Dasa Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:01 PM

    Hooo...oooo!!

    Dee Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:04 PM

    Hooooo!

    RG Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:07 PM

    Hoooooooo

    Rowdy Raja Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:16 PM

    So now actions have proved on which side the ROWDIES are with ! .

    Karu Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:41 PM

    To save the marriage nonsense of the Brothers in law needs to be tolerated.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 15 October 2019 06:42 PM

    Your shameless actions invite hoots from the people. You deserve it.

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 15 October 2019 09:03 PM

    Ha ha glad you decided to go with the SLFP still?

    Ram Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:33 AM

    Hoot is to say that SLFP in not welcome by the rank and file though SLPP leaders welcome them. There is definitely a dispute and that is when SLFP come to the picture those in the rank and file who expected positions miss out on them

    Cobra Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:34 AM

    What do you expect when you sleep with dogs? You and end up with fleas!!!

    Venom Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:36 AM

    Didn't you ask for it when you sucked up to the SLPP???


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