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Government to sue Fonseka

2010-01-26 15:15:06
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By Sandun A. Jayasekera


The government said this evening that legal action will be sought against General Sarath Fonseka challenging his presidential candidature as he was not a registered voter and not qualified to be elected president.

UPFA General Secretary and Education Minister Susil Prejayantha, accompanied with Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa lodged a formal complaint on the candidature of General Fonseka with Elections Commissioner Dayanada Dissanayaka stating that General Fonseka had violated the election law in explaining his inability to vote before the electronic media.

It was also claimed that Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva had violated the law by coming before the media to mitigate the issue of missing the name of General Fonseka in the electoral register.

Minister Premajayantha said General Fonseka has ‘cheated the entire country and kept the issue a secret until the last moment’, adding that the General should have revealed that he was not a voter on the day of nominations as other candidates including President Rajapaksa attached a copy of the extract of the electoral register with the name of the candidate to the nomination paper as required by the law.

Meanwhile International Trade and Export Development Minister Prof. G.L.Peiris raised concerns of what qualifications the General had to be a Presidential candidate.

“General Fonseka does not have qualifications for both. If he is not qualified be a voter, he does not have qualifications to be a candidate and elected. To be elected you must be an elector. It is as simple as that,” Prof. Peiris stressed.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama added to this, “He is not a citizen of Sri Lanka. He kept it from the public knowledge and is not fit to be elected as President”, while Construction and Engineering Services Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne queried, “This is unparallel in the history of Sri Lanka’s politics. No one has contested even a Pradeshiya Saba election without being a voter. What rights General Fonseka has to ask for votes when he himself has no right to vote?”


 
  
 

Several Government ministers are seen here at the press briefing challenging General Fonseka’s candidacy.
Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana  



  Comments - 228

  • Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:30

    Who is responsible for this kind of Blunder...!. Better to Sue Election commissioner !.

    Reply : 1       1

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:30

    thats mean SF is winning

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:31

    MR & Co has got knee jerk. Doing all sorts of foolish things out of deperation.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:33

    so government admitts that he is going to be the winner?

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:33

    ha ha !! Better sue the Elections commissioner as well, because he was the one who gave the permission for Fonseka to contest.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:34

    Then how did the election commissioner accepted SF to stand for as a presidential candidature. Is government joking..

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:34

    And I thought there was honor among thieves...

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:34

    HE MR is the winner of the Race,initial postal counting says that

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:34

    I have never seen any government stoop this low with 3rd grade tactics to win. No law No democracy, This is thuggery! Everyone is treated as fools. I hope all this backfires tomorrow.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:34

    MR is doing all these things to his... "BEST ARMY COMMANDER IN THE WORLD !."

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:35

    Hahaha what a joke. This government never fails to provide some comic relief with their pathetic attempts to avoid defeat.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:35

    Utter desparation by sl gov. They better fly a kite than suing.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:35

    The Government should have thought aboutthis earlier. The Commissioner of Elections has given his ruling. This is like sour grapes. When they are facing defeat all sorts of stories are concocted.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:35

    if so it is not reliable. because he has power from the constitution to be candidate.. this government does not have any work to do other than doing such fullish things...

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    oops, even before results are released gov has started again

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    too early to take such decisions.wait till the final results arrived and see who is sueing who.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    MR is rattled

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    then SF victory is confirmed!!!

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    But how can you sue the next president of sri lanka?? Shame shame

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:36

    HE HE HE GOVERNMENT (FORMER) HAS ALREADY ACCEPTED ITS DEFEAT

    SF LIBERATED THE NATION

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:37

    oppss...............MR Hands up he think mmm no way...

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:37

    He should have disclosed this ealier witought waiting till last moment..
    Not a good sign for future

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:37

    Defeat staring on its face. Not willing to give up power, on loosing the election.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:38

    How MR is so sure that he is going to loose ? If he looses then he will be the first Prez. in SL could not win the 2nd term.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:38

    Do we smell a bit of desperation over here?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:39

    Why was his nomination accepted in the first place? Now what? a new law to be passed? what more will the Govt do? find all those who voted against govt. and sue them too?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:39

    What else..Mahinda... This is all planned aha... hehehe shame....its a very low thing to do....This is your last hour... Gen SF is our President from tommorow....!!! Gen SIR you r our HERO....!!!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:39

    Mr Mahinda what else you can do against your competitor

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:41

    LAST BREATH

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:41

    are the legal advisers of the govt so bad that they do not know the constitution???

    in chapter 7 article 30 of the constitution of the country it clearly says that any person who is a citizen of this country can contest the presidential election as long as he is nominated by a recognized political party and above the required age.

    only if he is a independent candidate that he has to be registered in any electoral register.

    wonder where they got their qualifications from for practicing law if they do not know the constitution even...

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:41

    act of desperation... trying to get a few more rupees before departure.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:42

    shame shame on the government. what a load of bull shit...?
    sarath is a legal cittizen of srilanka. how come when he brought victory to the country " he was a patriotic citizen of srilanka" and now he is not a citizen of srilanka ????

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:42

    Funny lanka come onnn ... shame shame shame... what is this politics.... ane sri lankans kiyannath lajjai....

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:42

    What a cheap tactics by the Gov! Not to worry, SF will run away back to the US once he loses. 100% sure.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:42

    Whats a joke.Election C confirmed that it is not a problem.What use of Mervin Silva even he hah voting rights in sevaral places

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:43

    While he gave his nominations no such complaints were made, but got to know that SF is going to win, then all these nonesones crop up. Hay, at any cost you guys cannot stop SF becoming the next President of SriLanka tommorrow. Your dirty tricks will make you guys shame.... damm...l

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:43

    What a culture we have in this nation. i am truly madly deeply sorrowed by the way these politicians are behaving. me thinks kinder garden kids are better in terms of attitude than these grown ups. sore losers!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:43

    We should be grateful, Sarath Fonseka chose the ballot box, even though he is not qualified, to reign over Sri Lanka. With his mindset, the other alternative is Coup d'Etat which he had also allegedly contemplated but dropped as he had not the requisite support from neither the Army, Navy nor Air Force. A military junta is all we need like a hole in the head.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:43

    What a Joke! The Govt talking about the suitability of personnel to hold responsible positions! People in Glass Houses should not throw stones!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:44

    WOW, the results haven't even been called yet and already sore losers.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:44

    Sue for What? ,,,,,, Oh they start again../.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:44

    Signs of accepting the defeat from the MR camp.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:45

    Government of Dictators.dont be foolish Dictators how did you promote him as a General of army

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:45

    Now MR says...his "BEST ARMY COMMANDER IN THE WORLD" IS A "KALLATHONIYA !"... ridicules !.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:45

    Government does not know what they are talking.PANIC has set in?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:46

    If you can't win by ballot, try win by bullet. When the Election Commissioner says that SF is eligible, how can anyone else contest that. After all it was EC who accepted the nominations, when there was an objection from Sarath Koongahage. SO Election Commissioner should be right.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:47

    SO MR GOING TO LOOSE THE ELECTION
    CONGRATS SF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:47

    This is proof that Govt has already accepted defeat even before vote counting has started. They used all their trump cards and this one is their last which will get them nowhere. Election Commissioner has already declared that being not a registered voter is not a disqualification to be a Presidential candidate. What a comedy?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:47

    Is this strategy by MR hatched in Delhi or Colombo? I wonder how much Delhi is having influence on MR.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:48

    When he, as Commander of the Army, wipee out the LTTE from Sri Lanka didnt you realize this great truth? Wasn't the GoSL guilty of inviting such a person to discuss highest defense related secrets? BEWARE: THE LANKAN ELECTORATE BACKING HIM TOO. WHO KNOWS HE MIGHT CALL THE SHOTS AT THE GENERAL ELECTION.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:48

    What a Government!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 1       1

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:48

    I hope the Govt. is just joking.

    If legal action is to taken, then SF should sue the govt. for not producing the correct documentation. He is a citizen who almost died in defending the country. He held a very senior govt. position. He is not even a dual citizen.

    People who do not know international law, must not speak irresponsibly.

    If this is seriouse, then Gota and MRs other brothers and some cabinet ministers who hold Dual Citizenships, also should be sued together with the Commissioner of Elections.

    People like Weerawansa, who is more a clown than a politician, should not open mouths so irresponsibly.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:49

    Election commissioner approved and satisifed with SF's eligiblity,as an experienced EC, he knows in and out of election laws .I really wonder what the government is talking about.....?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:50

    He did not register in Sri Lanka because he will be running away to US to cast his vote their

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:51

    Looks like a surprise victory is on the cards

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:51

    You can only delay the inevitable, You cannot deny that.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:51

    Last minute efforts... why can't you wait for another 36 hours and do what ever you want and say what ever you want.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:52

    Even if he is found unqualified to be elected president, there is no way to come a president from loosing party. ha ha

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:52

    can see how guilty faces you all hav now!!!!...poor Ministers ha ha

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:52

    Government saying? What government? From tomorrow SF is the government!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:53

    can see how guilty faces you all have....ha ha

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:54

    VERY GREAT CRIME INDEED! Now the UPFA has got some life. All this while they were very much worried. If the Tamils of the NORTH had voted things would have been different. I think the TNA wanted to fool SF. That's why they did not campaign for him.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:54

    Iff Mahinda is so sure that he is going to win why do they have to sue the lossing candidate.
    Are they already excepted that they are defeted.
    Even mahinda wins he should know, Lot of people don't accecpt his corrupt government, so that should change or the people will come to streets.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:54

    I thought various officials had confirmed that there was no problem with him running for President, even though he's a non-voter?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:54

    Ballo biruwata kandu pathweida?

    Reply : 33       105

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:53

    Definitely NO! That's why MR wins.

    Reply : 3       1

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:54

    these idiots destroied mr rajapakses goodwill

    Reply : 32       74

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:55

    The government will try its best to unseat SF. How come they thought of it only at this juncture? Very funny, very funny indeed. The Elections Commissioner has ruled it out anyway and has said that it was not necessary to be a registered voter to contest an election. Only be a citizen. SF is a citizen.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:56

    SF is not a fool. He always consults his lawyers, and in this case he would have definitely consulted his lawyers on his US immigration status vs voting in SL. The rule in US is that, if you are seriously planning to seek a office in the US -- especially in the federal government -- it is extremely possible that having a second citizenship may be a serious liability. Hence, we should NOT be idiots NOT to understand why he refrained from being a voter in SL. His love is USA.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:56

    Just making a big deal knowing that they are loosing.

    Reply : 29       98

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:02

    Wipe your eyes and see who is losing now !

    Reply : 12       7

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 02:32

    Who?....

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:57

    If SF could not figure out that he could not vote how is he going to run a country? Pretty sad !

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:58

    Government your era will be finished by tomorrow evening. He is the man we all are looking for.Sorry to say that you cant stop his win.you all should be shamed on your selves.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 15:58

    Some how we can win the election. Congrats MR. :)

    Reply : 172       39

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    that's exactly how MR and his gang thinks...win in whatever underhanded ruthless way possible...and that's the kind of leader u want ?1?!

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:00

    A desparate ploy.! Too late mates..

    Reply : 26       92

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:00

    Cant these fools read the freaking Rules & Regulations? It says in plain language that you dont need to be a registered voter to contest!

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:01

    If he is not a registered voter how come his candidature for presidency was accepted by Election Commissioner?
    Who has done the wrong here? Ranil what's your say on this. What a waste of time and US money running round the country for meetings.

    Reply : 0       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:02

    Sorry, he acidently registered himself in Okhoma city.

    Reply : 2       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:04

    HE....EC has already cleared the matter. Why men ..this hurry? Paw ane..

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:05

    The goverment jhas gone MAD. when losers get desperate this is wut happens.

    Reply : 25       97

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:05

    So this means that Govt knows that SF is going to be the president. We can read between the lines!!!
    Woow great news!!

    He can be the president according to the 13th

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:06

    Pacha talk after sensing defeat... The biggest court in the land (i.e. the people), will elect the President... No one can/should stand in the way of implementing the will of the poeple.

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:06

    if url are so sure that MR is going to win, why all the fuss? the question of the legitimacy of SF's candidature wud only arise if he really is elected...why, url are unsure about the victory of the great king?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:07

    What else you can do now? Good bye.

    Reply : 21       72

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:07

    You got to love the drama.
    Bold & Beautiful is nothing compared to this. :)

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:08

    MR's All culprits are here...

    Reply : 23       70

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:08

    I feel sorry for the government trying everything to stop sf victory. Entire country wants this corrupt regime out.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:09

    Get a Life.. Jobless losers

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:09

    SB still sits behind.....very funny....he doesnt have lucky its seems

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:09

    Then how was he appointed as the Army Commander, Promoted as General, and appointed as Chief of Defence Staff ? These so-called politicians don't think beyond their nose. This is the biggest national issue that we're facing.

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:09

    It is really amazing to note this fact at the tail end of the voting. Where were all these Presidential advisors who could not find it out at the beginning of the campaign?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:10

    loosing faces nothing to do

    Reply : 19       63

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:11

    i knew this from the begin, their will never be a fair election in sri lanka....by hook or crook GOSL have desided that they will win this time...i am lucky i migrated....feeling sorry for the people who live in this currupted country.....

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:13

    Bunch of Jokers

    Reply : 20       68

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:14

    " Polls Chief says Fonseka eligible "

    they cant do anything .
    LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 19       98

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:28

    GL thinks he is smart!

    Reply : 6       12

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:14

    One or two people in the pictures are also not Sri Lankan citizens. You people will have plenty of time to file cases after General wins tomorrow!

    Reply : 20       53

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:14

    here we go...

    Reply : 8       39

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:17

    SF will sue all these rottern & goiod for nothing guys tommorrow onwards for sure.

    Reply : 13       59

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:12

    Dream on!

    Reply : 3       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:17

    What does the Professor say?Surely he must know the law.If it is stated in the Constitution that being a registered voter is not a pre -requisite what is the issue here?
    Damn good all of you looked like fools in the end.Well done SF.

    Reply : 14       45

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:17

    Don't go for cheap things again and again. Everybody will agree, SF is a Sri Lnakan, a southerner (if you want to add), a Buddhist and almost died for this country. We should not stick to petty procedures. Bow gracefullt and get out

    Reply : 13       45

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:19

    we have a another bunch of loonies who are clowning around as usual....don't they understand that the public is getting bored of their jokes and it only makes the public wan to vote for fonseka more XD!!

    Reply : 10       32

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:07

    'Barking dogs never bite'!

    Reply : 9       4

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:19

    interesting how the people at this press conference are all the rats that left their own parties for perks. of course, if the general wins, these guys have no where else to go... and goodbye perks

    Reply : 11       35

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:21

    May be this will be their "Final" press briefing, there after behind bars these gusy have to count the No. of bars.

    Reply : 10       50

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:57

    Well said Rohana, may be they will have to search for their addresses from tommorrow.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:59

    Excellent comment, this will be the best reward for these thugs.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:09

    Might be their final press briefing!

    Reply : 5       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:24

    Do not overestimate the victory of SF.

    6       7

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:19

    Wishful thinking!

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    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:25

    Ha ha haaaa..

    Excuse me.. FINAL PRESS BRIEFING... of SF i guess

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:22

    Too late. In a matter of hours when SF is declaired president who cares if he is registered to vote? The EC has said SF is eligeble to contest the elections. All these jobless minister better worry about finding work. Cant steel from the people anymore.

    Reply : 8       34

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:10

    Going by the results coming in, SF is being destroyed mate!

    Reply : 1       4

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:24

    Ha,Ha, Was he not fit enough to Lead the Military ?Understand the plight of military personnel who used to postal voting.

    Reply : 8       33

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:27

    Ha ha what a joke. A dissolved government suing an Executive Presidnt?

    Reply : 11       37

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:27

    rubbish. any citizen of the country has the right to hold political post whether he is a registered voter or not. that does not stand in any way. foreigners would laugh at us. it looks upfa is finished.condolense. if sf is not eligible to contest he would have not been eleigible to join the army. how about that us citizen, did he vote or not?

    Reply : 6       35

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:29

    If he can hold the Defence sec post and Army chief post. Why not be president. Ugly government propeganda!

    Reply : 7       48

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:30

    Arn't they going to stop even now? Was this the last trump card they were waiting for?

    Reply : 6       37

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:30

    Either he wins or loses, but should have been done at the time of nomination.

    Reply : 6       31

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:31

    Whats all this fuzz? he is a US Green Card holder not a citizen. He still has a Sri Lankan passport. How come you say he is not elegible?

    This is childish to the extreme.

    Reply : 7       39

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:32

    hahahahaha........Then how Election Commissioner approved his application to contest in this election and how could he work in the Army as General

    Reply : 6       48

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:32

    I like Gel Wimal's pose on the pics.....

    Reply : 6       41

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:39

    His name too, was not in the voters' lists, but he was there to criticize SF!

    Reply : 3       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:27

    The difference is that he is not applying for the President's post.

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:32

    Biggest joke of the new year ! Are these jokers so bankrupt ?

    Reply : 5       55

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:40

    They are going to be 'bankrupt' tomorrow; that's why they are so worried ...

    Reply : 4       7

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:32

    ALL BIG ROUGES ARE NOW ATTEMPTING TO START A NEW GRAMA.THIS WILL NOT WORK MY DEAR ROUGES.

    Reply : 8       54

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:55

    Do you mean "rogues"?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:34

    i guess this is the season finale of the show called Mahinda Chinthana. even the finale sucks :D

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:34

    How can a government sue a Presidential candidate if he becomes the President. I think these are labour pains,

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    Wow !!! Already admitted the defeat in the election. Yes, next is to try to win the court case. Born losers.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    UNP and JVP should apologize to people of this country for deceiving them. SF may be a registered voter in USA.Its time to pack your bags and go to America.By tomorrow evening Mahinda Rajapakse will record a historical victory."Regime change"project of USA will end up in utter failure in Sri Lanka.

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    dont b shame to this country pls, how fonseka got his documents cleared from election commission, r lankans sleeping (not at all)

    Allah bless SL

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    I don't see anyone from SLFP in this press conference! It looks like the SLFP has become the new and modernized political "amabalama"!!!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:35

    New one from GL Pieris' bag of tricks. This scheming old dog will stop at nothing to keep his job.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:37

    Oh dear boys! do you have any other tricks, thoguhts tonite??? Shame on you guys who are unable just to accept and step down in dignity! This is just a joke not just to us SL to the whole world boy! You are truly showing/displaying what idiots you bunch are - just disgusting!

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:38

    A drowning man catches at a straw

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:41

    So this means they have accepted defeat already... Otherwise why bother tryng to bring down SF in courts. Have they accepted he is the next president?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:41

    I wanted MR to win but now I want SF to win as MR people are pathetic. What next ? arrest SF ?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:43

    they have found some work to keep them busy after the elections.... Jobless jinks.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:44

    Defecters of Political Parties are suing Sarath Fonseka,but All political parties and People are behind him.

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    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:46

    hei guys can u remember that gen sarath fonseka is in the battle field to win the battle against the terrorist cant u remember that even so sad to be said .

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:52

    Have they already conceded victory to SF?

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:54

    The prof GL peries and Mr. Bolagalama please do not fool the public anymore. Mr Fonsaka name not in the voting list. or not registerd by election department is noe problem. to contest election MR Fonsaka is citizen he is eentital to contest election.. he is a legal y elected president.. . the time for to go HOME.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:54

    Bye bye guys..

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:56

    IF GOVT IS VERY MUCH SURE ABT WINNING BY 70% AS GOVT TOLD WHY TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST HIM??? THIS ITSELF SHOWING THE BANKRUPT...

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:59

    where were all those legal pundits including that professori from the Govt camp all this time.If this was an issue they could very well have raised the issue at the time of nomination.All this indicate to bng panicky at the prospect of a loss

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 16:59

    you all are suppose to be with Obama.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:01

    Desperate efforts, to save Mahinda!

    Reply : 4       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:30

    Mahinda does not need to be saved. Need a miscroscope to look at the postal results?

    Reply : 5       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:02

    'Gel' too, could not vote, because he, himself, was not registered. From the faces appearing in the photos, you can see that they have already lost the race!

    Reply : 3       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:03

    His name not being in the 'register' has nothing to do with his eligibility to be elected!

    Reply : 2       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:03

    The people have decided! What do these chaps think we Sri Lankans are, 'idiots'?

    Reply : 3       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:03

    Shameless!

    Reply : 3       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:04

    No need to sue him, as MR is already winning!

    Reply : 30       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:05

    This means that they have already accepted the fact that
    SF is going to win!

    Reply : 4       14

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:08

    These mudslingers look so desperate!

    Reply : 2       11

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:11

    If your so sure that MR would win, why bother?

    Reply : 12       12

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:41

    HE WON.... NOW WHY BOTHER????

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:28

    Look at the losing faces! Funny!

    Reply : 4       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:40

    I wish I could see your losing face.

    Reply : 6       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:32

    Mona wihiluwakda? Handa payanakotama ballo buranawa! Don't wory SF, you are 'the man'!

    Reply : 4       11

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:33

    A final drama, by the comedians!

    Reply : 4       13

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:41

    And a winning drama too.

    Reply : 8       2

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:37

    All this is a scam, produced by Wimal!

    Reply : 5       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:42

    'Scam'? You could only hope so!!

    Reply : 7       2

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:40

    Go to hell!

    Reply : 3       7

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:41

    Another story, to pass time!

    Reply : 2       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:43

    Did 'Madawansa' vote? Professor has just woken-up! Why?

    Reply : 2       11

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:46

    I don't think the public is this gullible.

    Reply : 2       6

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:48

    Talking rubbish ...

    Reply : 3       7

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:13

    Take whatever action today itself. By tommorow, he will be above the law. You won't be able to sue him then .. ha .. ha.. ha..!

    Reply : 4       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:17

    This confirms that they have accepted defeat.

    Reply : 5       7

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 20:56

    The postal votes speak otherwise bro ...

    Reply : 6       3

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:19

    Being the 'foreign minister,' RB doesn't know that having a Green Card, does not make you a US citizen! SF is still a Sri Lankan citizen!

    Reply : 2       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:19

    Bravo, Ratnapura postal voters! SF is a SURE FAILURE!

    Reply : 14       13

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:44

    Yeah, yeah, go Mahinda go ! ! ! ! !

    Reply : 6       4

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 18:57

    AT LEAST NOW YOU CAN SEE THE VERDICT OF THE PEOPLE! (FROM THE POSTAL VOTES!) SF, GO HOME!

    Reply : 12       11

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:15

    Wimal's name was not included, as well!

    Reply : 10       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:43

    Stop complaining! Don't you still know that Wimal did not apply for the Presidency?

    Reply : 5       5

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:16

    Another desperate attempt!

    Reply : 5       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:36

    Insecurity keeps MR's side coming-up with scheme after scheme ... SAD!

    Reply : 6       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:21

    Very hard to face the truth - let's do the 'blame game' once again !

    Reply : 5       5

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:45

    This is the final drama! From tomorrow onwards, we will see a change ... just a few more hours!

    Reply : 7       9

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 19:50

    Let this be very clear. A U.S. 'Green Card' is ONLY a residency visa. It is NOT citizenship! A holder of such card TRAVELS ON A SRI LANKAN PASSPORT, just like other Sri Lankan citizens!

    Reply : 4       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:00

    Face the reality ... It has already been shown in the postal votes ...

    Reply : 5       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:43

    Don't believe in the current postal votes results!

    Reply : 11       11

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:04

    Ha! Ha! Siva! Then what about the Jaffna postal votes and Senkadagala, Devinuwara, final results?

    Reply : 9       5

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 21:58

    Now that the election results are coming-out, looks like there is no need for this at all! Besides, where are those ardent SF supporters, who bragged about a SF victory? Have you'll gone into bunkers?

    Reply : 15       7

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:28

    No. We are still here. Will see what the country would face by May.

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:02

    This shows how well GL knows the law of Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 5       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:18

    'Hansaya' was too busy dreaming about his throne that he forgot to register to vote! Poor guy, cut him some slack!

    Reply : 14       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:34

    Govt to sue! Are they mad, have they now started changing the constitution the same way they are currently stuffing ballot boxes! Forget rigging, but can someone tell me why they are keeping General under house arrest at the Lakeside??????

    Reply : 1       0

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:35

    SF supporters are here! Don't worry about us!

    Reply : 8       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 22:52

    Any comments on the results so far, my friend?

    Reply : 7       10

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:16

    Come-on SF 'hardliners,' where are you?

    7       14

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:21

    We get what we DON'T deserve. We get it, thanks to people like you!

    3       8

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:33

    SF could not even win his home-town ... Ambalangoda, let alone the whole country ! ! ! ! !

    Reply : 9       15

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:19

    SF couldn't even win his home-town!

    Reply : 11       18

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:23

    SF just lost his home town!

    Reply : 11       18

    Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:54

    Thank God that sanity is prevailing!

    Reply : 6       7

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:14

    Congratulations, President Mr. MR! You have proved it again!

    Reply : 10       8

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:17

    MR is still in the peoples' hearts! Inevitable victory for MR!

    Reply : 9       12

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:29

    Exactly...

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:18

    Hondai neda jokiya?

    Reply : 5       11

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:30

    I like SF, even more, after this ! ! ! Completely Apolitical, exactly what we need ! About SF losing his home town - the real losers are the people of Ambalangoda. IF SF loses this election, the REAL losers will be the people of Sri Lanka. E.g. 100+ RICH ministers ?

    Reply : 18       14

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 04:05

    ooh!!! poor ayesh, why dont you go to japan to get sugar

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:36

    Mr. Ranil could have obtained better results if he contests for the PE 2010

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:41

    Ayesh...........the real losers are guys like u................ who just blindly voted for a puppet who was driven mad by political bankruptcy of UNP and JVP....but luckily sri lankans have once again shown that they have a onion and spoken out loud and clear................

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:53

    SF poda, Ranil Poda, Mangala poda, Somawansa Poda, Hakeem poda, TNA poda finaly Dayananda Disanayake poda

    Reply : 7       6

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:46

    You have got the taste of MR

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:55

    jaya wewa

    Reply : 7       9

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:00

    MR ta Jaya Wewa !!!!

    People will not easily forget the leader who freed the country from 30 yrs of terrorism. Wake up all u UNP supporters.

    Reply : 10       11

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:16

    you all unperes see who is losing now? hik hik....

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:42

    As a presidential candidate it was SF responsibility to reveal the truth to the public that he was not a registered voter. If he was a genuine person and wanted remove corruption the voters had the right to know about this before 26/01/2010. This is to show that he was power hungry and wanted revenge and deceives people to vote for him without disclosing that he is not able to vote yesterday. All the people around him would have known this secret.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:46

    People of this country will not be fooled by gimmiks and spin of all those politically bancrupts.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:52

    Who is this legal eagle whgo is advising the govt. to do this. Who every it is needs to go back to law school and take lessons. One does not need to be a registered voter for you to contest. If a person is a citizen of S.L. any person can contest. If they do not have the brains to know this then god help our country as we are being ruled by a set of fools.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 02:15

    serves him right !! Such a relieving news !!
    The gvt should have sued him after his first betrayal !

    SF, what a fall from grace to grass !

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 02:30

    Re-reading on what has been "said" - viz being "not a citizen of Sri Lanka" may drag us into another problem.
    That is we are employing mercenery solders.
    This, as far as I know , reflects bad on a country.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 03:38

    We can see who people of Sri Lanka support.

    Regardless of what one has done, if one is not popular among the voters, then victory will not possible.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 04:08

    This must be an idea of our big time joker Wimal ayya

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 04:16

    Thank you SF for insulting the intelligence of 4 million Sri Lankans who voted for you. MR made you who you were until 26Jan. But your downfall is your own fault !! You cannot balme Ranil, Soma, Rauf, Mangala et al for this !! If at all, you destroyed whatever credentials the UNP, JVP and SLMC had. You will not be able to face any Sri Lankans from 27Jan.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 05:15

    rasicm money power fraud won.

    Reply : 1       0

    Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:31

    I would not blame Fonseka for getting a Green card if the people who support Rajapakse are all like the people who comment in this newspaper. Fonseka was good enought o get injured, leading the SL Army in the War to free Sri lanka of terrorists, but not good enough to contest a presidential Election to rid the country of people like Rajapakse's supporters. If Rajapakse loses, will he too get a Green Card, or has he already got one like his brothers?

    Reply : 1       0

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