Colombo district UNP MP S.M. Marikar today slammed President Maithripala Sirisena and even described him as a 'pickpocket President'.
Addressing a meeting in Colombo, he said the President had let down former president Mahinda Rajapaksa after partaking in a hopper meal with him. The MP charged that the same conspiratorial activity was being mooted to fix the UNP.
"The President accused us of being thieves. We call him the pickpocket President. We are asking him not to back-stab the UNP like what he did to Mahinda Rajapaksa," he said.
Mr Marikar was responding to a statement made by the President on the brawl that took place in Parliament on January 10.
“The President said the UNP and the joint opposition are calling each other ‘thieves’ but people are aware as to who the real thieves are. He called us pickpocket karayas. Yes we are pick pocket karayas but the President should not forget that we pick-pocketed him out of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s pocket. He should not forget that it was the UNP which made him the President. He is a pickpocket President,” Mr Marikar said. “The president is planning to disassociate with us during the next national elections after becoming the president with our support,” Mr Marikar added.
Comments - 28
Missaka Monday, 15 January 2018 07:51 PM
So called Yahapalanaya. When trying to take an action.
Raj Monday, 15 January 2018 07:52 PM
Well the real reason for you to call him like that is he caught the Bond scandal red handed!
Premalal Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:04 AM
We would rather have a pick pocketing president than a plundering Prime Minister.
sss Monday, 15 January 2018 07:58 PM
you are not pickpockets but mega theives like central bank robbery
Sunil Monday, 15 January 2018 08:02 PM
HE the President's action is far too late as regards the "pickpockets" in the UNP. They are not actually pickpockets but mass scale bank robbers. Please wait until the elections.
sam Monday, 15 January 2018 08:17 PM
President should be a leader and he should maintain his capacity. Otherwise, this will be the result.
Sambo Monday, 15 January 2018 08:33 PM
Dear Mr. Minister. I voted all my life for the UNP. But this time I have to change my mind. Look what your prime minster has done to the party. Today every one calls him 'Hora" and this what he earned and don't blame the president. This time the UNP will face a huge loss and you people will have no place to hide.
Cooper Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:26 AM
@Sambo - I agreed with you
Marikkar Monday, 15 January 2018 08:40 PM
Serves you and your party damn right for appointing an incompetent fool for president.... Now bite hard and lie still
Kalu Nangi Friday, 19 January 2018 10:19 AM
This would not have happened if Ranil allowed Karu to be appointed as President. Ranil should repent at leisure.
Dan Monday, 15 January 2018 08:46 PM
Simply...wow....what a turn around.....
Wewala Monday, 15 January 2018 08:46 PM
Well said Sir, the truth nothing but the truth,
Vernon Monday, 15 January 2018 08:49 PM
It is not the UNP who elected the president by we the public. Earlier also we had doubts that both sides are not honest, but now our doubts had been confirmed.
rajitha7 Monday, 15 January 2018 09:08 PM
I don't think UNP or the leader was ever serious about "good governance". The only reason you did so was to come to power. The party has not performed economically either. Start afresh under a new leader me thinks. The prez has been excellent. Its you that is the problem.
Sid Monday, 15 January 2018 09:10 PM
That’s the way the cookie crumbles
mk Monday, 15 January 2018 09:13 PM
Two words... BOND SCAM!!!
sobers Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:13 AM
It is crystal clear that UNP team was responsible for the Bond Scam. Now face the consequences, President is far much ahead in honesty than your leader.
mnsmart Tuesday, 16 January 2018 08:55 AM
Maaluwa nahinneth kata hinda
Eds Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:05 AM
Karma is a bi.ch ain't it?
Anaconda Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:06 AM
If MS had not become the President, your UNP would NOT have come to power.
shanthapriya Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:36 AM
Absolutely true. Mr Marikkar you are the only man not afraid of telling the real story behind our president. We appreciate your courage
Jamalji Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:59 AM
You were not included in the President's Qatar trip. Your inherent anger is reflecting on your attack.
Paramanathan K Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:28 AM
Minister is another opportunistic UNP politician. UNP is notorious for all wrongdoings which the whole country knows. They started robbing from the day one in power by targeting CBSL which is the most sacred regulatory organization of our country. Minister Marikar is not suitable to hold this position, wonder who appointed him.
Ranja Wednesday, 17 January 2018 12:40 PM
This speech is music to MR's ears.
sisirawin Wednesday, 17 January 2018 01:50 PM
Marikkar is cooly and mercenary at the same time.. chase him out of Kolonnawa and out of politics please. we dont want ppl like him in politics.
b.ganendra Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:00 PM
Say sorry to President Maithri,even if u have not done any thing wrong..
Arnold Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:38 PM
I cam smell MRs money in Mari's pocket.
Dindong Friday, 19 January 2018 09:28 AM
I hate useless wachaala politicians..What we expect from them is talk less and work more. But what we find is otherwise. Its a shame that this type of people elected and become ministers as well. I really feel for MS and understand his true ambition. being a sri Lankan to have a president like this nature is a blessing ...I guess..
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