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President: Ready to form SLFP Govt. if all UPFA MPs join

28 January 2018 09:34 am - 65     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was willing to establish a government led by Sri Lanka Freedom Party, if all 96 United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians joined hands with him.

“I am ready to create an SLFP-led Government if the 96 UPFA members were ready to stand with me,” the President said speaking at an election rally in Ratnapura yesterday.

Meanwhile, the President said the Gazette notification would be issued next week to appoint a Presidential Commission to investigate frauds that had taken place in the SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka airlines.

  Comments - 65

  • ANTON Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:53 AM


    BUSHEL Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:45 PM


    nimal Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:08 PM

    Be careful. This cunning man knows great loss due on the 10th. Now trying every trick on the horizon. He tries to trick SLFPers from opposition. Be vigilant don't trust this man

    concern Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:58 PM

    @bushel you are correct. This is a master minded plan to win unp .Watch out !.

    Shan Sunday, 28 January 2018 08:06 PM

    People are confused, are you trying to develop the country or your party. I have make a big mistake for voting for My3.

    Buddhi Perera Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:00 AM

    We elected you to get rid of murderers and corrupted and you are going to betray 62 lacks of people by joining with them

    Premalal Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:24 PM

    We can only blame ourselves because we took a Grama Niladari and elevated him to the highest in the land. We should have known better.

    Vernon Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:08 AM

    So you are going to tolerate several robbers and bribe kings from the UPFA, they are the same as those in the UNP.

    Mahila Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:10 PM

    Or even worse. Then you need not only Commission of Inquiry (CoI) but Guillotine to deal with it.

    GC Sunday, 28 January 2018 06:40 PM

    Why did you even have to ask your question? Did n't he give National List positions to SLFP/UPFA candidates who lost their seats and are alleged to have corruption accusations against them?

    ralahamy Monday, 29 January 2018 08:11 AM

    Those corrupted just wanted to survive, but it looks they will start to thrive.

    rew Monday, 29 January 2018 09:09 AM

    Labby Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:12 AM

    Seems like he is desperately running out of options.

    Jaliya Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:15 AM

    Confused, frighten and mostly lost ...

    sphkl Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:22 AM

    Stupidity @ the highest level

    Yohan Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:35 PM

    Best comment.

    ahamed Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:42 AM

    clear example of SL politics, no political ethics, shame

    Saman Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:03 AM

    This is suicide. As soon as they formed the government MR will take control and take the revenge by sending MS to prison.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:15 AM

    Do you have some skeletons in the cupboard of which MR knows?

    Lion Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:51 AM

    God have mercy of this man who shows the sign of dementia ,

    Nanda Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:56 AM

    Good move Mr. President.

    R K Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:49 PM

    Hahahaha u will see how good a move it is when the ppl speak on the 10th

    Jerome Monday, 29 January 2018 04:33 PM

    He betrayed people. Once he says he is going to eradicate corruption on the other hand he is inviting corrupted team.

    Janja Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:28 PM

    Why dont you go back to the drawing board and start a fresh? Then lets see if you will get to do it, because wedid not give you mandate to form SLFP gov.

    Cisco Sunday, 28 January 2018 12:32 PM

    Hypocrisy of MS is illustrate his action in highest level.. In 2014 he left his party and leader after having hoppers for dinner without mentioning a single word of next day his action. Then he betrayed his party in 2015 general election stating that his desire not giving premiereships to his party member. Now he betraying partners of his coalition government. What can we expect from this type of country leader?

    RAK Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:15 PM

    Moment of silence for those who voted for good governance

    ananda Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:19 PM

    You are so desperate that you know you are going to lose support of both UNP & JO after the elections of all what you have uttered. via DM Android App

    Pramod Fernando Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:20 PM

    Ask them to eat hoppers before jumping into your cart.

    safeek Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:22 PM

    King the Ladder off. this guy forgot his past. greedy of Power. confirms his bankruptcy political character

    Shrikharan Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:23 PM

    Now we see your intention in 2015 at the presidential elections are very clear. You wanted to capture power but not really to send the murderers and robbers to jail. You who split the party for very selfish purposes and you have to take the blame for it. An ungrateful, selfish and greedy person, don't you have shame?

    ase Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:25 PM

    whome can we trust ??

    Harry Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:12 PM

    Very Correct! The people who promised transparency started by stealing the public funds of Central Bank!

    Dhammika Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:44 PM

    thats what called the RITE ROYAL RUMBLE.

    ase Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:28 PM

    UNP ers get up early in the morning and go for voting, it is our time to show this betrayer our power.

    Ruwan Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:41 PM

    In this circumstances I will vote for UNP because I have no faith in MS or MR

    concern Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:54 PM

    You are falling into his trap.

    Sira Monday, 29 January 2018 03:56 PM

    @Ruwan well said, lets give chance to UNP and see

    Rifai Sunday, 28 January 2018 01:46 PM

    Coming to colours

    De Silva Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:14 PM

    He must be day dreaming

    Tariq Thowfeek Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:34 PM

    How is MS going to form UPFA-SLFP government with only 96 MP with majority not wanting him but he wanting them. All the best in your endeavour.

    ananda Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:39 PM

    This will be this mans first and the last term as he was elected as a common candidate but now acting as he was elected by the UPFA. Ungrateful to the core. via DM Android App

    Mohamed A Ajrin Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:19 PM

    Mr. President what is happening? Sri Lankans elected you 2015 with massive expectation. Plenty of promises still are stagnant, branded as good governance nothing is transparent to-date day by day worst is explicit from your cabinet. Meantime, the worstest and very high profile corruption happen in your regime nevertheless still the fraduest are free around. Further, over 40 cases are already accomplished investigation what is the respective result that episode. If this mercurial corruption done by common / general public what is your solution.? Sorry Sir, are you ruling the country or any???

    Shan Sunday, 28 January 2018 08:18 PM

    We the citizens must take the President for cheating us, not fulfilling his promise during election... We voted for him, because he promised on certain thing that he will do.

    Sincere Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:25 PM

    Sure Mr. President. Pls go ahead with it. This was exactly what you promised us in 2015. You are a promise keeping President. We are so proud of you sir.

    punchinilame Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:55 PM

    From his Hopper dinner style, my guess he is playing trickswith RW too - at the end of the day he will be back RW ashe risks his life otherwise!

    Lal Sunday, 28 January 2018 03:56 PM

    I remember very correctly what MR said about this person in November 2014. He said this person will betray people who vote for him the same way he betrayed MR after eating hoppers.MR knows his people well .... hats off to him

    sanjayadahanayake Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:06 PM

    You go and sleep with robbers. You are also helping robbers. This time you also will learn a lesson. This is not SLFP or UNP. This shows your quality Mr President .

    ananda Sunday, 28 January 2018 04:46 PM

    You are heading to be thrown into the dustbin because of your own seeking. The people who voted you never gave a mandate to join hands with the MR group of fraudsters. via DM Android App

    LS Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:14 PM

    He is "Back to the Wall" and running out of options. Looks like a "Jelly Legged Boxer" on the verge of collapse. All this time UNP propped him up.

    TONY Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:18 PM


    Buddhist Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:21 PM

    Did Ranil serve Hoppers to President recently?

    Rohan Sunday, 28 January 2018 05:48 PM

    Ungrateful man. He is the President because of RW and 99% UNP votes. Now he has forgotten the past, if not for the UNP votes he won't be alive today. This is something that MS himself said. Why didn't he appoint a PC to investigate MR and his cronies? Why is he going behind MR now? He is now scared of MR. Hypocrisy at it's highest.

    badapissa Monday, 29 January 2018 08:58 AM

    He decend from a family of ungrateful people. His father was settle in a Colony By UNP (DS Senanayake)

    dulan Sunday, 28 January 2018 06:14 PM

    Will SLFP ers who are rogues want a traitor as their leader ?

    Ceylon Sunday, 28 January 2018 07:35 PM

    Srilankan people are very un after one,all presidents are stupid to more stupid.when this curse end???.

    Peter Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:24 PM

    MS do not raise your hand and finger, but carry your sword to chop off those who oppose you and your policies.

    TONY Sunday, 28 January 2018 09:59 PM


    Baron Baaron Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:09 PM

    This a calculated move to grab JO (SLPP) votes, and send a warning to MR and his clan for ruining SL Airlines; "I will expose you if you try to rock the boat". MS is in a win-win situation, either with UNP or with SLPP.

    Ozman Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:12 PM

    NO President in the past has lied like you.

    Cisco Monday, 29 January 2018 08:11 AM

    Why not! there was a one lady, now she is acting as mentor for current President.

    Ozee oze Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:14 PM

    Liar think the people are idiots. They are innocent and trusted you once

    RUWANI Monday, 29 January 2018 07:58 AM

    By your comment

    RUWANI Monday, 29 January 2018 07:58 AM

    By your comment

    willowsd Monday, 29 January 2018 03:27 PM

    This shows only his vulnerability? and more votes for UNP

    jerome Monday, 29 January 2018 05:04 PM

    Mr. President, work for the country, not for the party.

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