Last Updated : 02-09-2014 07:06

 

 
 

SF to form a new party

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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who was released on a special presidential pardon on Monday, is to form a new political party named, ‘Democratic Party’ led by him, MP Jayantha Ketagoda said.

 “We have already forwarded the application to the Elections Secretariat for registration and awaiting its approval,” said Mr. Ketagoda, who is the Chairman of the party.

 He also said MP Arjuna Ranatunga and Anoma Fonseka will be the Co-Deputy Leaders of the Party while Tiran Alles will act as the General Secretary.

 Mr. Ketagoda said that other officials would be named once the registration process was completed. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

 
 

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-53+229 # Marina 2012-05-23 05:28
I AM DEFINITELY FOR IT, IF IT IS FOR TRUE DEMOCRACY, EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL CITIZENS AND AGAINST CORRUPTION AND NEPOTISM.
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-50+172 # Lakshan 2012-05-23 11:39
He doesnt have boru show like certain people, I believe we can save Billions of rupees if SF was president with hardly any opening ceremonies that cost billions of public money. This can be used to build houses for the poor.
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-38+146 # Nodrog 2012-05-23 11:59
True. People are hungry and ready for a strong and honest leader and SF can easily fill those shoes.
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-24+68 # malkanthi 2012-05-23 12:50
Provided his civic rights are intact.
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-133+82 # fazeel 2012-05-23 12:56
How he and his wife are traveling around in such luxury vehicles. Each day its a different vehicle and each of these cost over 20 million. Will he also explain how his son in laws mother had so much green bucks stacked away. Can he account for all the money he has now
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-35+121 # raj 2012-05-23 13:23
Is he the only person going in luxury vehicles? what about the politicians?
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-24+81 # beat 2012-05-23 14:22
yup SF will then be like another politician.
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-0+2 # Observer 2012-05-24 09:04
Those luxury vehicles are not his, those has been provided to him by some of his supporters.
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-7+38 # Yehiya 2012-05-23 12:54
Safe of family & property, harder than earning. No law at all.Minor crimes are very high.Even public transport lot of pickpocketers.
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-4+22 # Rangan 2012-05-23 20:32
Let him enjoy the freedom for sometime.

Those who gave him all sort of dreams and made him contest last time, did not go to jail with him and now are starting again.

He can wait to take decesion as first thing is to ensure he will be safe to do any activities.
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-17+69 # kaputa 2012-05-23 06:18
What happened to the old part??? This is not a good sign.
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-28+60 # ali 2012-05-23 06:39
good approach.
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-63+171 # DAN 2012-05-23 08:27
SF for the presidency !!!
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-75+47 # Ind 2012-05-23 10:34
Keep dreaming.
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-44+31 # fazeel 2012-05-23 13:55
He cannot be the president for 7 more years, so he can put Anoma and do a Thailand style governance
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-26+156 # Loren 2012-05-23 08:57
UNP is planning to present a new bill to restore SF's civic rights and to hand back the medals.

That is a good thing.

SF should accept that.
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-34+62 # hisham 2012-05-23 10:17
respect to UNP bcos of ranil wickramasing only you are receiving welcom & other respect from puplic
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-24+62 # Chanaka 2012-05-23 08:59
Good
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-18+117 # gamaya 2012-05-23 09:10
good news but with Tiran? Can we trust him?
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-8+61 # bassil 2012-05-23 11:21
YES THATS THE PROBLEM....HE IS NOT A TRUSTEEE..
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-6+36 # richardson 2012-05-23 13:50
In that case ,how many people can you trust in Sri Lanka??
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-10+97 # Jean 2012-05-23 10:00
It's too soon, better enjoy life with the family.
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-7+41 # piyal samarakone 2012-05-23 10:21
if SL to become eldorado on earth all remaing handfull of country loving politicians who do not have personnal agenda
should unite under one umbrella - hope and pray that day will become a reality sooner or later no matter what color they are -
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-36+75 # kevin 2012-05-23 10:24
It is better stay without entering to politics.SF you should understand your extent & limits
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-54+72 # D.E.M. Ocracy 2012-05-23 10:26
GREAT YOUR EXCELLENCY WE ARE WITH YOU AND WILL GIVE YOU ALL OUR SUPPORT BOTH HERE IN SRI LANKA AND INTERNATIONALLY . YOU ARE OUR HERO AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE.

GOD BLESS YOU YOUR EXCELLENCY GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA AND FIRST LADY MADAM ANOMA, YOU ARE OUR GENUINE PRESIDENT ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE WHO WAS ROBBED.
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-19+27 # T 2012-05-23 10:34
I second it !
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-13+10 # Sajitha 2012-05-23 13:20
Wait and see....
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-80+63 # Wara 2012-05-23 10:53
Pakshaye lakuna "Sarpaya"
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-5+4 # T 2012-05-23 16:26
Ane Fazeela

Are you so blind......? they are given by known people...
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-5+30 # smn 2012-05-23 10:54
Members with pleasant faces will have to be enrolled more.
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-6+11 # Tilak 2012-05-23 10:58
At the movement there is no party or the leaders to cast our vote or support so that we have to see the possibility to give our support Considering the party policies. However not expecting anything/benefits.
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-6+66 # Sona 2012-05-23 10:59
didn't see Mr. Ranil for 3 days...!!!
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-22+61 # Daya 2012-05-23 11:00
WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK & COURAGE SF!!!

THOSE WHO SUFFER - ECONOMICALLY & SOCIALLY , THOSE WHO HATE CORRUPTION,
THOSE WHO LIKE TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS,

MUST RALLY ROUND FORGETTING THEIR POLITICAL COLOURS AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES ON BEHALF OF DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE OF THIS COUNTRY.

PLEASE MAKE FACILITIES THROUGH OUT THE ISLAND AND ISSUE THE MEMBERSHIPS TO ANY BODY AND EVERY BODY WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTION.
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-19+35 # hoda kale 2012-05-23 11:33
Yes General Go a head good sign for our country
people who are suffering must rally around and work together
God Bless u Sir
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-14+32 # Muzammil Sedar 2012-05-23 11:36
Thats good a timely need.

Right now there is no strong opposition which is much needed to a democratic country like our. Its not to topple the government. But to advocate the stream line. Lets wish you all the best.
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-24+34 # Amila.G 2012-05-23 11:37
GOOD LUCK TO YOU SIR WE ARE WITH YOU. ANY WAY YOU ARE A WINNER .
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-21+34 # Nimal 2012-05-23 11:39
We Love you Sir...Welcome to pepole's world !
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-12+19 # Amarasiri 2012-05-23 11:55
People who are tired with present political parties will join the new Democratic Party.Persons with political experience and veterans of different fields such as sports,athletic s,law,arts,phil anthropy etc.should be invited.
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-18+32 # Ben Hurling 2012-05-23 11:55
Great move.

Sri Lanka is hungry for honesty in politics.

Economic and social justice, human rights, true democracy, media freedom, corruption, nepotism, rule of law are all major issues for almost all Sri Lankans.

Change must happen.
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-11+29 # kosala 2012-05-23 12:32
Ben, remember nobody is honest in politics.
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-7+21 # sriya 2012-05-23 12:42
The country needs a honest and benovalent lmembers of paarliment wjthout having uneducated people whose assets are only the gab and corrupt practises
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-15+22 # willows 2012-05-23 12:42
good news Sir, go for it we are with you Sir
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# nnn 2012-05-23 12:45
Get approval first.
lol
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-10+30 # rahu 2012-05-23 13:08
we can joint with him without fear. Main thing is he does not has a SON..................................
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-7+22 # MOHAMED ASFAR 2012-05-23 13:55
oh my god........................another party..................
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-18+17 # Gayan Samarasekara 2012-05-23 13:59
Sir, call it the "republican party" after the next US presidential election.
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-8+25 # Man 2012-05-23 14:37
Name is not problem, we need democracy
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-16+15 # saman 2012-05-23 14:40
Dear SF,

You can get political practice following Mr. Putin who is best person thinking the motherland without personal interest.
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-9+10 # Das 2012-05-23 16:19
Yes, Putin is a great democrat.
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-19+27 # shantha madawela 2012-05-23 14:43
well done. our best wishes, we all are with you.
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-7+10 # jaya 2012-05-23 19:24
General i wish you luck. but with people like Tiran you may need more than luck.

what ever happen i wish you well
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-1+0 # SOORIYAN 2012-05-24 09:22
Sri Lankawatama Jayavewa !!! SF Congrats.
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-1+0 # KAMALAM 2012-05-24 09:52
GENERAL,GOOD LUCK BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND HOW POWER CORRUPTS.
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-2+1 # rabbit 2012-05-24 10:26
SL's Nelson Mandela gonner be???
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-0+0 # Mayu 2012-05-24 11:36
Forming a political party is easy but wining those odds and becoming a political leader is a challenge. Especially at this moment if any political party speaks about the national problem they will be labels as pro LTTE party by the public.

In particular, if he wants to win over the trust of public he should not bring in his immediate family members.

He has to address openly how he is going to address the North-East issue. That makes his gesture different from the rest.
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