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Namal Kumara decides to contest election from SLPP

13 November 2018 04:09 pm - 39     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Anti-Corruption Force Operations Director Namal Kumara today said that he would contest at the upcoming Parliamentary Election as the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) ticket.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said people had requested to contest for the election for the betterment of the country.

“I have revealed many secrets and confidential recording to protect the President and the country. By revealing those things I did not expect anything. I risked my life for the country to protect the President,” he said.

“I asked from which party should I contest, and they said it was better to contest through the SLPP. I did not select,” he said.

“I don’t have money to spend on campaign. According to Sri Lankan culture to contest an election, the candidate should have money to spend. I can do media campaigns and do poster campaigns. I don’t have anything to hide in my life.

“I expect to meet Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss how to contest at the election. 
“I do not hope to come to Parliament as a National List MP. I want to come to Parliament from the people’s votes. 

“And I do not want to stay as a lifetime Minister in Parliament. If I were elected, I would only stay only for four years. With the work, I’m doing in Parliament and to the people, they will decide my future,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 39

  • Manel Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:16 PM

    Has he passed his OLevels.

    PodibBanda Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:45 PM

    Now we know that the man from Polonnaruwa was taken for a fine ride by the man from Tangalle.

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:16 PM

    Joke of the day!

    ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:17 PM

    Now we know where the recordings came from. How was it man ?

    Mandy Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:09 PM

    From day 1 we knew he was put up and Gota's name was brought up to dupe MS. It was a MR trap.

    shameer Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:18 PM

    Now what conspiracy? He is a bot from JO

    Concerned SL Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:23 PM

    Haha, here comes the game so this is the reason he released some voice recordings regarding the assasination plot of MS

    Sanje Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:24 PM

    So . part of the plan ha... what a easy way to come up in life..

    Uprising Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:29 PM

    No money now maybe. But then the goal is to be Sri Lanka's next billionaire right. This is the ultimate political goal of most of our politicians who come to power. Get to the top by trampling the mass who placed their trust in them

    hemantha Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:30 PM

    Conspiracy, a friction it very clear now.

    Johan Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:31 PM


    mnsmart Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:31 PM

    once you win, you can become a millionaire

    rdf Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:32 PM

    So that was the ulterior motive all this time. We all knew the story was fishy. You stink.

    Keeraipidi Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:34 PM

    One more ministerial post on offer?

    ANTON Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:34 PM


    joshua Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:35 PM

    Now we know how the whole thing had been staged.....the assassination plot against MS. All bull shit. BTW if these are the kind of people Pohattuwa will field.... God Save SL and its people. Joker of the year

    Concerned SL Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:41 PM

    Appreciate the media freedom in SL. Why does the media go behind these unethical people to get their views. There are much more educated ones who can have their voices.

    Paul Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:44 PM

    Does his so called Anti Corruption Force has been registered with the Registrar of Companies or some elsewhere?

    JRDW Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:49 PM

    "And I do not want to stay as a lifetime Minister in Parliament. If I were elected," Have we not heard these types of statements before !!! what a joke.

    Mandy Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:56 PM

    He has already high hopes to be a Minister. First becoe an MP. Looks a mental case.

    saliya Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:54 PM

    Anti Corruption Director is contesting from Pohottuwa. So there will be no corruption in a Pohottuwa Government.

    Paul Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:54 PM

    If this guy was elected no doubt MR could be able to do all his dirty work by hiring any underworld gang operating in the country under his preview..

    Dara Saaya Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:04 PM

    Monawada mei katha, laughing also coming! One must pay what one owes in full, welcome to the group, no need to be a minister lifetime, earn lifetime for your future generation is what is needed... we can also have Amit, Dan to name a few.... Congratulations and Suba Gaman!

    Kanna Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:09 PM

    Just looking at this guy we can say he is fishy ....!

    Upul Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:11 PM

    Anti Corruption Director getting into the worst Corrupted Occupation in SRI LANKA.

    logi Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:19 PM

    This explains the quality of the anti corruption forcealso explains why we couldn't stop the corruption in the country

    Siv Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:28 PM

    Who is this guy.. now a strwet begger also eligible to contest parliment election..ayyo appe rata vacha thee...

    Raj Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:29 PM

    According to him, he did not select in which party ticket to contest others selected for him, he did not know how to contest and going to ask MR. What can he do himself?

    VJ Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:55 PM

    Sirisena has been paying your salary, how could you abandon his party?

    Nimal Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:50 PM

    A Wonderful asset to pohotuuwa!

    bo Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:02 PM

    OK let us say that this man was a SLPP stooge. Then what about DIG Nalaka Silva? And his directive to bloat up Ranil's name and his interests.

    piumalsoyza Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:05 PM


    Ghost Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:05 PM

    So now we know whose 'baby' he is, cried and pooed in his nappy just for this?

    Cobra Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:11 PM

    This bugger should be arrested for his part in the assassination scam which triggered a mess in the country!

    will Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:32 PM

    This man is rowdy,unfaithful guy, i don't know him personally but his appearance read like that

    ram Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:20 PM

    if MR come to power fully we can see those who did trade union action underworld job and to tranish the image of the govt.

    Jim Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:23 PM

    A parasite born, everyday.

    Sammy Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:25 PM

    Anti corruption force Director joining the corrupt.

    Ben Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:57 AM

    Good example for all servants of the government , try to make enough for a life time in 4 years , fix your pension you are set for life

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