Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on the government to dissolve Parliament immediately and hold a General Election to end the current political instability in the county.
He expressed these views in a special news conference which is being held at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) headquarters at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla.
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Comments - 63
Vignes Monday, 12 February 2018 11:38 AM
Why? You won local government and will you do if on same situatio
killa Monday, 12 February 2018 11:48 AM
He thinks the people boyed him to take power. Most UNPers voted him to protest Ranil and Ravi
Scooby Doo Monday, 12 February 2018 12:07 PM
Hope the present government will shut up its mouth.
Scooby Doo Monday, 12 February 2018 12:42 PM
Hope the present government will shut up HIS mouth.
Arnold Monday, 12 February 2018 01:48 PM
Most people who voted for Maithree didn't even bother to vote this time because the govt is dragging its feet with regard to punishing the mega thieves of last regime.Give them the due punishment they wll be more than happy to support the present govt in the general elections.
rew Monday, 12 February 2018 02:09 PM
This was not a general election. These results are very close to the LG results 3 years ago, so nothing has changed. Govt has 2 more years to go.
SAM SPARROW Monday, 12 February 2018 11:40 AM
There you go guys. MR will never stop until he reaches the top. Ranil do something now
DHA Monday, 12 February 2018 11:40 AM
abc Monday, 12 February 2018 11:40 AM
You are not the president to give orders
Casanova Monday, 12 February 2018 02:00 PM
He is still in his dreams. See how arrogant this moron is.
channe perera Monday, 19 February 2018 10:34 AM
mahind right from the beginingof his defeat day and night disturbed, did cruel plans ,the present govt, this wicked, revangful serpant must send to jail very soon he never sleep .look at his eyes and face ?cruelism is there
Tax Payer Monday, 12 February 2018 11:40 AM
Not so fast, mister. Before we go back to your crooked ways, we need to give MS one more chance to see if he can bring about some concrete changes for the better...
sundar Monday, 12 February 2018 11:42 AM
you don't dissolve Parliament with LG election results.Did you do that during your tenure
ee Monday, 12 February 2018 11:53 AM
He never lost during his time
iOS Monday, 12 February 2018 12:25 PM
ee he piecemealed elections when he was in power.
JOHAN Monday, 12 February 2018 02:03 PM
No he lost Uva Province to Harrin after that he was upset and went for Presidential Election where he was defeated
Sincere Monday, 12 February 2018 11:46 AM
At the last Parliamentary elections held in 2015 people gave a mandate for a new government to rule until 2020. This was not Parliamentary elections. So why should government resign?
Manoj Monday, 12 February 2018 12:06 PM
On January 8, 2015 people only voted for a new President. Then why did MS give the PMship to a party with ONLY 46 seats ?
bushel Monday, 12 February 2018 11:49 AM
how about bombing parliament?
Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 12 February 2018 11:51 AM
Congratulations! to you sir. Whatever said and done,still people have immense confidence in you. Hope you will cautiously clean your party and march forward for the benefit of the people and the country. Good Luck.
Caesar Monday, 12 February 2018 11:55 AM
Dissolve the parliament or face consequences.
Hari Mani Monday, 12 February 2018 12:48 PM
Who MR? Of course he will.
mali Monday, 12 February 2018 02:23 PM
So while you point your fingers, someone else is judging you.
chari Monday, 12 February 2018 11:56 AM
We are with you. Have to drive out the filthy Western Influence. The UN especially......
mushi Monday, 12 February 2018 12:48 PM
And Beg and become a colony of China
Philip Monday, 12 February 2018 11:58 AM
What political instability?
SA Monday, 12 February 2018 03:33 PM
ITs Election mania fever now and there is no cure.
KingBarnet@pakisland Monday, 12 February 2018 12:05 PM
Why not a presidential election ? Presidency now older than parliament.
PC Monday, 12 February 2018 01:35 PM
He wont want that because he cant contest!
Lion Monday, 12 February 2018 12:23 PM
We don't want a dark era under you .This is just protests vote.Hope this government will continue till Its full period
critical observer Monday, 12 February 2018 02:18 PM
Why didn't all the protest voters vote for JVP. Why did the protest overs choose MR?????
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 12 February 2018 12:26 PM
Of course, so that you can stop the investigations lock stock and barrel on all what you did in the past.
stardust Monday, 12 February 2018 12:36 PM
I suspected that this is his plan via DM Android App
Buddhi Perera Monday, 12 February 2018 12:37 PM
In the past these elections were not held on one day. And no one thought about totals any party got. This time totals are visible at a glance. That is why MR and gang are making a big noise
Christo Monday, 12 February 2018 12:45 PM
MR who you are give orders to dissolve parliament ? We all knows you are in power greedy.
dhammi Monday, 12 February 2018 12:46 PM
All these comments and likes say following01. Daily mirror posts only the comments favoring UNP. 02. An organized "Sirikotha" team is working to react the all political news.
johan Monday, 12 February 2018 02:05 PM
He must learn Politics from David Cameron former British Prime Minister
sham Monday, 12 February 2018 01:34 PM
Mr. President, you have to take the appropriate decision nowyou have got very less time.I hope you will understand what i meant. please give the correct punishment to the wrong doers.
AL Monday, 12 February 2018 03:26 PM
Still you cant understand what kind of a person need to president in our country.
Man Monday, 12 February 2018 01:45 PM
Since Jan. 8th, his % of votes have got reduced. Well below, 50%. Therefore, he doesn't have a right to demand with a 44% of votes.
Al Monday, 12 February 2018 03:28 PM
Preacher Monday, 12 February 2018 02:03 PM
MR You are a good preacher. When you all are in power you look for short cuts to extend your time. This elction is only eye opener and they have another two years to deliver the goods.
DillonDP Monday, 12 February 2018 02:04 PM
I think its the right thing to do, now to dissolve parliament, as of now its a dismay... once we have a strong government only would there be progress in this country. the Parliament must be dissolved with immediate effect
PC Monday, 12 February 2018 02:17 PM
There is nothing wrong with the government you jackass. Let the UNP run it in total for its full term.
Raj Monday, 12 February 2018 02:07 PM
Next election campaign slogans for you of course in Sinhala Language. Make Sri Lanka Great Again (was it ever?)! A beautiful Thing! Fake News Media! We are Winning! Opposition Losers! Winning Like Never Before! These worked in a powerful country for a Powerful man!
SENA Monday, 12 February 2018 02:13 PM
Even before working at the local bodies and serving the people, the agenda seems to be different one
Calculater Monday, 12 February 2018 02:16 PM
The results show the winning Pohutowa only gained 45% of the total votes balance the other parties 65% polled.No doubt Pohutowa will loose in the election in the general election.
Raj Monday, 12 February 2018 02:48 PM
Well, sometimes calculators show error message! It is 55% not 65%!
jim kuru Monday, 12 February 2018 02:20 PM
Day dream of ex leader he want to rob the country again
Dushan dubai Monday, 12 February 2018 02:25 PM
Why you want to rob the country again
dilanie Monday, 12 February 2018 02:31 PM
who does he think he is? must be dreaming. power hungry moron
Sambo Monday, 12 February 2018 02:46 PM
The people may be looking for a change, but not the Rajapaksa's ever again.
Ashan Monday, 12 February 2018 02:46 PM
Who's money will be spent on the election?
Jagath Leanage Monday, 12 February 2018 03:26 PM
Do you think that present administration will ask problems like you? You had prsidential election 1 1/2 years earlier and went home earlier due to you are heavily greedy .
Haramanis Monday, 12 February 2018 03:26 PM
Its amazing how people keep repeating "Hora" "Hora" to those in the previous regime when even after 3 years in power this Govt has not been able to bring any charge of consequence against anybody.! It appears most of us are fools that just thrive on innuendos without proof?? - Good for Rajitha!!
KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 12 February 2018 03:34 PM
PLS GIVE LOOTED MONEY SO WE CAN HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION
Pali Kanda Monday, 12 February 2018 05:53 PM
Yes, he wants Namal to be the President. Will bring back Nishantha to run UL, Cabraal - CB, Weerawansa likely foreign minister, Udayanga , HC to UK. Forgot, Basil will restart at 20 per cent.
Diogenes Monday, 12 February 2018 06:05 PM
Does he think that he is the owner of this country ?
Richard Monday, 12 February 2018 06:26 PM
I do not see any major issues with the present Government. Everybody should admit that they have done certain changes to the existing administration. Establishing Police Commission, Election Commission, Right to Information. This is the first time we witnessed that this election was free and fair and no posters and banners like past. They have another two years left and wait and see what they going to do. I think their is no need of change right now.
Sri Lankan Monday, 12 February 2018 06:48 PM
This is a wake up call for the current government. Now all 3 might been realized the people are not fool. Stop interfering on other parties. We people voted and chose you to do good for us. If you neglect you'll be kicked off. No need to change the governance. Let the governance make themself pure.
Aquarius Monday, 12 February 2018 06:49 PM
Yes, look at WW - how happy he looks dreaming that he can go free and keep all that stolen stuff! Still 2 years to go and time to catch up on things that should have been done in the first year.
SATHYA Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:11 PM
SOMEONE SHOULD REMAIN HIM THAT IT IS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION, NOT A PARLIAMENT ELECTION.
jayantha fernando Thursday, 28 February 2019 05:17 AM
Ranil wickremasinghe,Sagala rathnayake,Ravi k,Mallick samafrawicrema,akila kariyawasam ,Tilak marapana are some of the wosrst curuted ministers UNP ever hadmhad these b astards been in SaudiArabia,all six of them would have been slung on a steel pole and burnt alive most disgraceful fellows in Histry
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