Ready to form SLPP Government: Basil

6 August 2020 07:01 am - 36     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Founder and its National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa yesterday said the SLPP is all ready to form a new government as the party's victory has been confirmed.

He expressed these views after casting vote at D.A.Rajapaksa Maha Vidyala at Medamulana. Mr.Rajapaksa said his party would make history as the only party to come into power within a short span of time since its formation, defeating other old political parties.

"The SLPP, which was formed as a party that respects the opinions and views of the people, will continue to represent the needs of the people after forming a government. We are confident of the SLPP recording a historic victory. We hope for a two thirds majority at the election but it is up to the people to decide," he said.

He said he is confident that the economy can be revived under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“The new government is ready to face the economic challenges similar to how we had already managed the COVID-19 situation. The SLPP expresses its gratitude to the Election Commission, health officials, government employees, security officials and all people who followed health guidelines during voting," he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 36

  • Odin Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:18 AM

    All the Covid-19 aid comes into play now, eh?

    Thor Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:19 AM

    Or ready to run to the US!!!!!!

    Dee Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:41 AM

    Will the people see the 'path' or the same old riff raff at the top posts?

    Lal Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:43 AM

    DAY DREAM 2020

    varuna Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:58 AM

    Formation of an SLPP led government would herald the end of democracy, decency and freedoms of all forms in the pearl of the Indian Ocean and the beginning of feudalism.

    Gen Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:01 AM

    How can you say it withing a single ballet been counted? So obviously something was going on while the country was sleeping... Never trust ths pohtuu especially this power greedy family... God bless SL if this criminals get back power.

    Judith Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:24 AM

    Urgh which idiot is voting for them

    Rohan Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:33 AM

    You are sure of victory when you cast the vote, because you know you rigged it? You idiots don't deserve to lead a country you need to be in jail, period.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 06 August 2020 08:58 AM

    Seems to be in a hurry to start and rob.

    Joshua Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:02 AM

    You greedy will not get da majority. Voters have ensured that...

    Samson Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:20 AM

    No doubt SLPP will form new govt. Who has confirmed victory before counting is over. 2/3 is not required for stable govt to attend to peoples matters and run the country.

    FF Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:37 AM


    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:37 AM

    Oh no words about 2/3 majority. Forgot it? Or it was a day dream?

    Warren Raed Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:46 AM

    Yeah right. You must be also getting ready to rob the country like you did in all 7 instances before.

    Lokusalli Thursday, 06 August 2020 09:55 AM

    A new Golden Age of prosperity and freedom for all is just around the corner .Full employment , accountable government , end of corruption domination and a seat at the table with the big boys !!!

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:11 AM

    Sasthara karaya - how can he predict this even before the first vote has been counted. Ready to 'loot' the country so who gives a shit.

    Pg Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:11 AM

    Then tell the election commission to stop counting to save the tax payers money since you already know. The biggest crook ever

    Gayan Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:12 AM

    Pls keep the cabinet to 30.

    saman Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:15 AM

    Lib-tards in Colombo aka snowflakes have already conceded by the look of it!

    Sam Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:16 AM

    Lets face it there is no one else to vote for and it wouldn't matter anyway. Regardless of party they are all in it together, you scratch mine and i'll scratch yours. They rob we suffer. Doesn't matter who is in power.

    Jehan Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:19 AM

    Gots drug lord American citizen in action.lets get the goods times rolling.

    Ranjit Thursday, 06 August 2020 10:45 AM

    Same rouges in a different suit. God Bless Lanka.

    Nad Thursday, 06 August 2020 11:17 AM

    Why wasting money and time for counting?

    Citizen Thursday, 06 August 2020 11:38 AM

    You don't need 2/3 majority for running a country. You only need a 2/3 to screw and rob the country. So you intentions are very clear.

    Banda Thursday, 06 August 2020 11:47 AM

    Dont get panic. It is going o be a green govt. Things can change so easily.

    Jayt Thursday, 06 August 2020 11:50 AM

    Malays have become the first fifth column for selling Sri lanka Chinese and US military of behalf of global jews take over.

    Saman Thursday, 06 August 2020 12:54 PM

    Our rural people are still blind. A man lives in USA with all luxiouries going to form a government to loot country again. Good luck Sri Lanka Matha!!!!

    vince Thursday, 06 August 2020 12:57 PM


    Sambo Thursday, 06 August 2020 01:10 PM

    This statement alone shows how scared they are of loosing. People voted for the president but don't think it will be the same for general election. It not the president who is contesting, but his brother who is very unpopular when it comes to money matters.

    Buddy Thursday, 06 August 2020 01:19 PM

    To rob the country more. Please get out and stay in the USA taking your brothers n their sons with them

    FF Thursday, 06 August 2020 02:01 PM


    Esther Cohen Thursday, 06 August 2020 03:41 PM

    So Jayt, you are continuing your facist comment against Jews again? Shame on you

    Ranaweera Thursday, 06 August 2020 06:50 PM

    All the loosers commenting here will have to now bow down to people's verdict. If your party dies not get 10 seats in the Parliament I am not surprised. People know who robbed the country and who saved it multiple times.

    dickie bird Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:01 PM

    Y R some people sarcastic

    ram Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:59 PM

    Mr.Sumanthira may think to give white ride to those who oppose him politically. In that, he will be sitting at the front seat to point out those who needed white van rides.

    Kalu Friday, 07 August 2020 08:15 AM

    The losers are obviously a dejected lot it seems from the electoral thumping and wondering what has hit them! They still seems to believe that tarnishing the images of individuals with unsubstantiated allegations, accusations are enough to win elections. Respect the verdict, even though it's a bitter pill to swallow.

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