Referring to speculations about the Joint Opposition planning to join hands with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the SLFP should first break ties with the United National Party (UNP) and subsequently they could consider such a tie-up.
Addressing the media following an event held in Colombo, former president Rajapaksa said they would not support the SLFP while they are with the UNP and added that no agreement had been made reached between the joint opposition and the SLFP in this regard.
When inquired whether he discussed these matter with President Sirisena, Mr. Rajapaksa said they had held several discussions earlier.
Meanwhile, he said the Police had now become a corrupt department and added that it was similar to the underworld.
“The underworld will not be curbed as long as this government is in power. The underworld nowadays have the sponsorship of the government. The government is protecting IGP Pujith Jayasundara even though some serious allegations have been levelled against him,” he said.
“Not only the IGP, but the government would also protect any state officer as its responsibility,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
We saw how Gota was protected from Rathupaswala, Beruwala, Katunayake riots.....
Mandayan Saturday, 06 October 2018 01:09 AM
One day you are talking about leadership of SLPP and next day you are talking about patching between different factions within SLFP. You know if you move, you lose your MP seat and so hanking around until the Parliament is dissolved.
raj Saturday, 06 October 2018 03:27 AM
yes, Ranil is protecting you and your family from your corruption eytc
Mevan Saturday, 06 October 2018 03:43 AM
SLFP SHOULD NEVER TIE UP WITH A BUNCH OF MURDERS AND ROGUES.
Ram Saturday, 06 October 2018 04:22 AM
JO will protect the underworld guys useful to them and bum off the rest as it happened before yahapalanaya too office
Ronnie Bugger Saturday, 06 October 2018 06:07 AM
Mr. President, apparently, this man is probably in dreamland but if what he is jabbering has any truth you are going to pay the price of your life because his sinister and egoistic goal is the 'hot seat'.
Joseph de Silva Saturday, 06 October 2018 06:37 AM
It is unfortunate that the free media is supporting this man to castigate the law enforcement agencies as Police and the law courts, What he simply wants is to come to power and continue the looting, robberies and murders. God bless Sri Lanka. The biggest joke is he utters about serious allegations against IGP. What about the murders of Thajudeen, Lasantha etc., where even the evidence had been destroyed by goons like Anura Senanayake.
Sambo Saturday, 06 October 2018 07:56 AM
That's a very big demand sir. Have they become sohard up to request for your help now and for you to make such conditions.
Pradeep Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:01 AM
After this guy comes to power it will be the same old story. Development, Prosperity,Peace and Recovery from the bond scam
long memory Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:58 AM
Don't forget rapes, murders, white vans, thuggery, lack of freedom of speech, indebtedness and corruption
def Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:26 AM
Who is this?
Anthony Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:27 AM
Double Tongued Orator!!!! Oh la la. BEST ACTOR 2017 , 2018 chosen by the Gallery,
TONY Saturday, 06 October 2018 08:52 AM
WHY SHOULD SLFP CHANGE ITS PROGRAMME. JO IS A NON ENTITY
Yahiya Saturday, 06 October 2018 09:19 AM
Dancing according to Ranil tune.
Sofia Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:01 AM
How about you resigning from SLFP and take on Presidency of SLPP first - you cannot preach keeping one leg in SLFP and other in SLPP.
Palli Kanda Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:20 AM
The man who built a Aiport where no plane land, Cricket stadium where no one wants to play, conference centres where events never happen and thankfully the world rejected his bid to hold Commenwealth games. Are our people so stupid put this monster back in power???
Blue Coat Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:53 AM
Cicero of ancient Rome WHO SAID " GRATITUDE IS THE MOTHER OF ALL VIRTUES " must be somersaulting in his grave as the most despicable ungrateful power hungry crook who robbed the nation kicked the ladder that helped him to climb. He the family and clan are billionaires and the SLFP who put him there are where they are except brothers and hangers on MUN TA HENA THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE SAY
lakshitha Sunday, 07 October 2018 02:56 PM
Both MS and MR are proven bluffers,,and now birds of the same feather want to come together,,, the present Govt is the popular will of the people who elected them in 2015 for 5 years,,, MR scared he will loose at next election so is MS ,,,so the power hungry bluffers are trying another Gimmick,,JO activities are all gimmicks,,no confidence motion against Ranil failure,,,Jana Balaya to colombo failure,,,this is next failure,,,we just watching the drama,,,,lol
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