Mon, 06 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Defeat is also a victory: MR

4 April 2018 11:01 pm - 62     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said the defeat of the No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is also a victory.

Speaking to journalists outside the Parliament Chamber, Mr. Rajapaksa said the result would have been changed if all SLFP MPs voted in favour of the motion.

"First we had only 54 votes. However, this was increased to 76 during the vote," he said.


Video by Buddhi

  Comments - 62

  • Asif Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:10 PM

    Sour looser

    Lankanboy Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:29 AM

    it is a childish game by JO..How much public money was wasted for this drama.. This shows our politician's irresponsibility.

    rock Monday, 09 April 2018 11:38 AM

    yes, if u can break central bank u r hero and if u lead the country to defeat the LTTE he is a looser. i got the point

    N Gunatillake Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:15 PM

    What else this joker could say here. Accept that you'll lost.

    SENA Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:17 PM


    Colombo man Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:21 PM

    Bad luck hope will realise winning is not always but there is defeat in one,,"s life

    Sharon Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:22 PM

    OMG this is like what parents tell their children in a sports meet or any other contest... Don't worry child win or lose your participation is the most important thing...

    Unchikun Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:23 PM

    Yes, we know that this defeat is a victory for you. Having Ranil as a presidential candidate is nice for any one. It becomes a one horse race.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:23 PM

    A new philosophy, a great thinker from Mahinda Chinthaney

    Shan Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:24 PM

    Cat who 'motioned' on the rock, struggling to cover the stuff.

    shahim Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:26 PM

    3rd defeat against ranil

    Sf Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:27 PM

    Jail is also a home

    Madu Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:27 PM

    bitter is sweet...

    Brainmaster Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:24 PM

    What victory You lost badly. Good so. via DM Android App

    Ceylon Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:31 PM

    Result shows parliment has no confidence of you.

    Hapun Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:32 PM

    Does not understand the difference between win and lose. What kind of a politician is he?

    rock Monday, 09 April 2018 11:43 AM

    i think u suit as president in sri lanka u have such knowledge . better to give country with war.

    Nuwan Bodhipala Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:33 PM

    You are jabbering a lot these days.You are too old for these political games.Please retire. Enough is enough.

    ANTHONY Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:34 PM

    Hon Mahinda, I dont have to respect you, but since you won the war for us I yet have the highest regard for you. but you are such a power hungry man that you are yet playing with the citizens remember the last judgement.

    lanka Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:04 PM

    You and your family are alive today because he ended the war. Remember the last judgement given at the local election!

    roshan Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:35 PM

    Wait for 02 more poya...................

    Chethiyasrna Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:38 PM

    Next ElectionSLFP down to 3% from 13 %UNP down to 15 % from 32%. :)Pohottuwa?Maybe. 60% ?

    Laiyya Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:43 AM

    Joke of the day. Hic, hic

    Nilame Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:00 AM

    It’s not a joke, that’s the reality above to happen.

    raj Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:03 PM

    in your dreams

    JD Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:38 PM

    Same old story.....will repeat in future too.

    VJ Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:42 PM

    You have to get used to more of these victories.

    Empulz Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:44 PM

    Mahathaya api balamuko

    abc Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:44 PM

    A victory for the public, not for you

    crying for wisdom Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:10 AM

    Hope MS and RW will implement the PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION report and silence the rogues who bled the country murdered people and institutionalised corruption .We cannot move on in a communal and Buddhist card used vehicle for their advancement any longer

    Wije Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:23 AM

    Why did you have the NCF and wasted public funds again knowing you didn't have numbers.

    Carlton Coolie Palitha Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:47 AM

    He had given 10 million each to Weerawansa and Gamampilla not public funds.

    S B Lokuge Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:52 AM

    This is the result Mahinda wanted. Ranil as the PM will make it easy for the JO to win the next election. Also the NC motion exposed the SLFP MP's who voted for Ranil and will be an easy target for the JO at the next elections.

    TMA Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:29 AM

    But did he even vote?

    Andrew Dias Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:53 AM

    I wish Mahinda many many more victories like this.

    Don Patrick Samarakoon Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:42 AM

    Can he have any more deals with Ranil hereafter?

    S.T.M. Jabeer (Attorney-at-Law) Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:45 AM

    Poor fellow he had spent 20 million to stage this drama, but failed.

    saman Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:59 AM

    It is time to bring a no confidence against this power hungry almost psychopathic person and his son Namal for doing everything to destabilize the country hoping he can come back to power with his Americans.Using GMOA and all his friendly trade unions to give people extreme difficulties so he can win people against government..

    Saman Kumara Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:31 AM

    MR power hungry. Try to ruin the country again.

    Buddhist Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:33 AM

    You should be locked up sooner than later.

    Dhammika Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:39 AM


    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:40 AM

    For the PM and the government win is also a defeat in the face of the people. Only feel sorry that JO convener thinks he has won.

    malij Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:55 AM

    Fox said the same thing.

    DJ Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:55 AM

    Yes it was a victory for you. You can continue to enjoy the loot for your presidential term, while we public continue to pay for it. MS and RW will surely look after you

    Daniel Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:56 AM

    Mr. MR, did you signed the no-confidence motion?

    Wije Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:21 AM

    We wish you similer victories every day for ever..

    Warren Raed Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:29 AM

    Dam shame that even after having your portion in politics, you still want power by hook or by crook. Why can't you LIVE AND LET OTHER PEOPLE ALSO LIVE? Don't you have anything else to do to support the development of this country?

    lanka Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:08 PM

    What development during the past 3 years!

    Dhammika Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:31 AM

    DEFEAT is also a VICTORY . YES , As long as RW leads the other side nothing will happen to you and your family . So it is a victory to you and your family .

    Baron Baaron Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:32 AM

    Sir, I don't get your math. First you say, increasing 54 to 76 is a Victory against 122. Then you say, "if all SLFP MPs had voted, the result would have changed". Really, even if all Absentees had voted, 76 26 = 102, is still less than 122.

    Nihal Gunatilake Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:48 AM

    Hi- MP- Kurunegal District - "Defeat also a Victory" Are you standing on your legs or HEAD? You can expect so many victories like this in the near future. Bye - Nihal Gunatilake

    cham Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:58 AM

    I really don't think MR wanted RW to lose.

    Sincere Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:22 AM

    With the existing deals and deals with RW whether he wins or lose MR is victorious.

    Sincere Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:15 AM

    Somebody said "Peraluna paththa is good"

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:47 AM

    Now you have been defeated for the fourth time. You'll never will get over 50% stupid people to support you. Finally, accept your time is over after being dumped in the dustbin of history in 2015.

    Eesha Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:00 AM

    All that Rajapaksha wants is to get to power to rob again. The days of UNP SLFP are over now its tie to getogether.

    lanka Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:11 PM

    RW the biggest daylight bank robber in the world!

    Shane Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:06 AM

    Joke of the day " defeat allso victory "Then victory allso defeat da?

    Iqbal Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:07 PM

    GL,please educate MR, he does not seem to know what victory or defeat stand for.

    raj Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:56 PM

    yes, victory for you and your family because RW will not charge you all the fraud etc you have done in the past

    Observer Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:48 PM

    Oh I see!. So, is this what is called a "WIN-WIN" situation?

    SN Sunday, 08 April 2018 12:55 AM

    Same strategy like Maha Raja. Game style.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter