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The UNP is divided into two factions and is fighting like cockerels for candidacy and the country cannot be developed by giving power to fighting cockerels, SLPP Leader and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

He said this at the national convention of a collective of family members of war heroes held in Colombo on Wednesday.

“One UNP faction is holding rallies asking for the candidacy while the other continues to reject him. Even if these two factions agreed and nominate one person, for the time being, their fights will continue if elected and there will be no time to serve the country,” Mr. Rajapaksa said. “Therefore, for an atmosphere without fights, vote for Gotabaya Rajapaksa because Mahinda Rajapaksa is also with him. The country can’t be developed by giving power to fighting cockerels. If Gotabaya was elected President, he will commit to creating a peaceful country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Rajapaksa said the 19th Amendment has created two powerhouses in the country which was an obstacle to development. “One is the PM and the other is the President. When both are equal, the PM won’t do what the President says and the President won’t do what the PM says. This struggle has intensified over time and the government has become incompetent,” he said.

Quote -- One UNP faction is holding rallies asking for the candidacy while the other continues to reject him. Even if these two factions agreed and nominate one person, for the time being, their fights will continue if elected and there will be no time to serve the country. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  • Rahal Thursday, 26 September 2019 08:38 PM

    What about fighting siblings or fighting nephews?

    Rohan Thursday, 26 September 2019 08:41 PM

    Dont Worry Mahinda Mama, they r not fighting they played a game which you were not able to find. your team may also loose so dont get too excited.

    Samantha Thursday, 26 September 2019 08:44 PM

    Ok. Now fighting concerns are over. No what? Do you think now whole world is going to welcome you back? We can see in the coming days. Wait and see.

    NimalU Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:00 PM

    Give power to Rajapakshe rogues. The country will develop!

    Aney Yako Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:10 PM

    The only you developed was your overseas bank accounts! We've had enough of you and your family!

    Aney Yako Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:10 PM

    The only you developed was your overseas bank accounts! We've had enough of you and your family!

    johan Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:11 PM

    Like your family does not want Gota but Basil and you need him because you cant contest.

    hubert Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:23 PM

    Stud bulls are not entertained

    Bandu Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:33 PM

    Even little development with freedom is worth more than family rule with autocratic power weilded by GR as Prez and MR as PM. The no future for 50 years.

    Bandu Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:33 PM

    Even little development with freedom is worth more than family rule with autocratic power weilded by GR as Prez and MR as PM. The no future for 50 years.


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