Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today tweeted that he would make his move to regain power when the people were ready and he believed that it would be very soon.
However, he said it was time for Sri Lanka’s future leaders to emerge and take the country forward.
He said this in a tweet when asked whether he would contest against President Maithripala Sirisena in the wake of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) proposing President Sirisena as party’s presidential candidate in 2020.
When asked whether he would support President Sirisena by being a SLFP patron in the event the President deciding to contest, Mr. Rajapaksa said his decision would be based on the party decision at the proper time.
Explaining his strategy for the local government elections, he said he would be ready with a powerful political force representing the people’s will.
lalu Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:35
Should have contested the US Presidential elections as a rehearsal. Any way, there exists a vacancy in Tamil Nadu
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NJ Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:37
HA HA Joke of the year btw he can regain the power only by provoking our buddhist brothers to extreme racism
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Dee Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:38
Such passion and greed for Power! Imagine what it could do if done without vested interests?
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Tissa Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:40
Not democratic sly you. cant be a president in Sri Lanka Priminister IF M 3 s approval only via DM Android App
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BC Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:48
Always keeping your supporters motivated and hopeful is good politicsbut sadly it can never happen under the present constitution. via DM Android App
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own benefits Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:54
this many is still not reformed after stealing billions , for his own benefits he is making is day dream in the heaven for safeguarding his family
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Pxx Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:56
Hodatama pissu wage
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surasena Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:01
Power? Where in the HELL?
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sabras Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:05
Why do u want to rob the balance amount of Sri Lanka???
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Francis Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:09
Must be having high hopes . Young leaders. Haha Namal another crook like the father
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Ruwan Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:07
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sigiriya Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:10
The news is Obama says 'goodbye', gracefully (after completing his two terms) and MR says, 'I am coming back!'
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Sharon Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:12
People who see the reality are with you Sir.
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Killa Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:57
This drumkard is a "sir"? The reality is he abused his terms and now uses his thugs to return
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Leo Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:27
Dream on.... via DM Android App
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Kadiya Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:36
Poor fellow, he's so concerned about his family, no?
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Kadiya Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:38
Someone please find an electrical socket for him to plug himself into so that he can recharge!!!
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raj Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:39
back to power, to rob more
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Rufus Norton Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:49
This is simple wishful thinking.Nobody is ready for this dictator to come back and ruin this country nationally and internationally by destroying democracy and going on an avenging mission.
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Casanova Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:00
Thank God, insanity is not contagious. .
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nanda Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:32
we do not want Idiameen era here
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Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 12 January 2017 09:14
MR cannot be corrected. He is up to wealth
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Husky Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:54
Enough already, Marvin K Mooney (MR) please go away!
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