There was no need of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to make the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to win at the upcoming Local Government (LG) elections, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
While addressing a media briefing today at the SLFP Head Quarters he said the Joint Opposition had no right even to say that they would not support SLFP at the elections.
“We will definitely win the upcoming LG elections even without the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. More people are gathering with the President Maithripala Sirisena than ever before,” the Minister said.
“It is illegal for the JO to support any other party than the SLFP,” he said.“If they go and work for the victory of another party, that would be against the party Constitution. Therefore, we have to act against them. The door is still open. They can join President Maithripala Sirisena whenever they want and work to strengthen the SLFP,” he said.
“How can the JO members request the people in election campaigns to cast their vote to the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) while sitting in Parliament? SLPP is a political party which is created to destroy the SLFP,” Minister Samarasinghe said.
“We are also using new technologies and we have records and photographs. We will had it documented wherever or whenever any of the JO member ask voters to support the SLPP,” he said.
“Not even at public rallies we will send people even to rural election campaigns of the JO.
“They act like that. If they are attempting to destroy and act against the party it is clearly against the constitution. Therefore they cannot be in the SLFP and they cannot remain in Parliament or Provincial Councils,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
Like you won the election at last General Election. Am I right?
Voter Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:21 AM
When the other side wins, you will do a pole vault!!!
chandra Tuesday, 05 December 2017 04:55 PM
Don't know whether SLFP win or loose. But you are a rejected person from the people.
Labby Tuesday, 05 December 2017 04:58 PM
I dont understand what this man is saying
Gamunu Lokuge Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:10 PM
on one hand he says he can win without SLPP and again he preaches the door is open for SLPP to join. What the is he on about? Also threats of repercusssions is not democracy
Sharon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:04 PM
Sir, you lost. Please be at home. It is people like you who have made politics a way of earning a living
Flanker Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:09 PM
What rubbish is Mahinda Samarasinghe stating... without MR SLFP cannot win... could be day dreaming. end of story.
johan Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:35 AM
With Mahinda two elections SLFP lost.His times are over but just to come out of the problems the JO makes him hero
Senewi Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:28 PM
ආ .. එහෙමද ආස?
ceylon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:30 PM
another joke.they are doing it over three years.what action taken against them.sirisena is a proven puppet.thats why they all are dancing against him. via DM Android App
Sincere Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:34 PM
We are not concerned about elections, who is going to in or who is going to lose them Mr. Minister. People are in a great struggle to make ends meet today as essential commodities are sky rocketing, the cost of living is rising. A section of the top top class in politics are robbing the nation and you are singing election tunes. We are fed up now.
Saman Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:59 PM
There's a good chance that JVP can beat SLFP without MR.
Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:02 PM
Only candidates who are loyal to the president and only those who are not investigated for corruption or other crimes should be nominated as candidates for the SLFP. The The "JO" members have to pull the line and leave the SLFP and switch to the SLPP when they want to be nominated. That would be a way to clean politics.
daham Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:04 PM
This man was rejected by SLFPers. So now he is telling they can win without MR. Not in proper sense.
stardust Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:34 PM
High time to kick out ALL the JO MPs out of the parliament. via DM Android App
Gayan Tuesday, 05 December 2017 07:24 PM
Citizen Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:00 PM
Brainmaster Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:03 PM
It is true that Mahinda Samarasinghe was rejected by the people during the last election but the people didnt understand his qualifications. He is a true educated and genuine politician. I prefer him to anyone of the JO buffalos. via DM Android App
Upul Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:08 PM
Is he talking sense? No wonder SL lost its campaign at the UNHRC
ceylon Tuesday, 05 December 2017 08:10 PM
to win election what slfp did during last three years. via DM Android App
ceylon Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:38 AM
supporting mr are theives.known thief is supporting by only theives. via DM Android App
nick Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:24 AM
what is the point of voting people like this keep coming to the post even if the people reject them via DM Android App
Sambo Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:58 PM
Well said sir. You are the bigger party and why do you have to dance to the tune of a few discarded jokers.
Peter Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:55 PM
The President with his double dealing crooked means has destroyed the SLFP. He is a disgrace to the country as his hands too are tained with corruption. There is no comeback for him as he is a dead duck and should be remover from his post for his crimes. He will destroy the SLFP for ever with his political agenda. He will join Mugabe soon.Wearing the National dress and attending ceremoies, going overseas every two months with his corrupted goons will not save him from his tarnished reputation.
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