Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has the ability to rescue Sri Lanka from the downfall which would be faced by the country in the near future, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) claimed today.
Addressing the media in the recruiting of members to the SLPP, former minister and SLPP front-liner Basil Rajapaksa said the county was heading towards a dark era unlike in the governing period of former president Rajapaksa.
“It is not former president Rajapaksa who is in need to govern this country again, but it is the country which need the guidance of him to bring back the country out the dark era which we are experiencing at present,” he added.
At the event, three trade unions from the Urban Development Authority, Ceylon German Technical Training Institute and the Sevanagala Sugar factory and several former Provincial Council members were offered with the membership cards of the SLPP.
A collective of youths named ‘Hadawathe Janadhipathi - Mahinda’ had also being registered to the SLPP and were given the membership cards.
Meanwhile, conducting a media briefing on media freedom and its suppression by the government, the SLPP said the government was in a mission to ban media by creating the necessity to regulate media institutions.
Addressing the media briefing, media expert Kula Sri Kariyawasam said it was not a surprise to experience authoritarian media suppression from the government since it was a United National Party (UNP) based government.
“The government’s hatred towards the media is evident from the behaviour of the President and the Prime Minister. However, when the government came to power they had assured the people of complete media freedom. Unfortunately they are practising its opposite now” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane
even after stealing billions, still this pawlpaksa needs power to safe guard from all what they said
Dilan Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:58 PM
The only rescuing the country is that the country needs to be rescued from politicians, they can be SLFP UNP SLPP JVP. They have all ruined the country since independence and all have been working only to make themselves prosper
Ana Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:01 PM
By returning the money you all stole?
Kadiya Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:01 PM
shantha gamlath Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:04 PM
I think at least better to let him to think whether doing or not doing politics. Don,t spoils the situation like previously. He has a enough maturity to understand practical politics and get the decision on going politics..What ever people need to new politcal culture not like previous one. People really need to different things not like happened in previous. I think former president may well understood what was happened in in his previous ruling period and what was negatively impact on his loosed of power.
sam Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:11 PM
MS and the UNP saved us from you and your family.
ananda Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:12 PM
Our Sri Lankans are no fools. They know the type of mayhem and plundering of peoples money the Rajapskshas did. Justice will prevail. via DM Android App
hubert Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:42 PM
Please No Need
sheriff001 Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:47 PM
MR HAS THE ABILITY TO ROB SRI LANKA
lex Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:54 PM
Hector Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:08 PM
He is dreaming hard to come out from the misdeeds they did for the 10 year rule and to start it all over again. This will never happens in Sri Lanka Mr. Basil. We know how you live before your brother came to power in USA and what you have today. You can fool some but not the majority. I can see your future where you will be in 2017.
kan Friday, 02 December 2016 11:23 AM
Where there is honey, flies and ants get attracted.
A Poor Man Friday, 02 December 2016 06:47 PM
MR had a chance to rescue Sri Lanka. But you destroyed it. Please get out of politics and go back.
Thomas Ranger Friday, 02 December 2016 12:31 PM
Rescue Sri Lanka ? Who?you mean 'hora' MR ? There is a saying in Sinhalese 'nariyata apaw kukul kooduwa bara dunna wage "
Sambo Friday, 02 December 2016 07:52 PM
This the problem. The majority of the people in this country are bloody fools.
dissapointed well wisher Friday, 02 December 2016 08:34 PM
no other Presidents of Sri Lanka suffered such mud slinginghumiliations and the likewise as that suffered by the last President. please Mr Basil stop exposing him into embarrassing situations. as a law abiding citizen I wish him well. via DM Android App
wimal Friday, 02 December 2016 06:19 AM
"One man's taste is another man's poison" That man will be able to rescue Sri Lanka, but no man was able to rescue him.
Colman Friday, 02 December 2016 07:07 AM
U mean rescue the family??
Jude Friday, 02 December 2016 07:20 AM
I agree!!! MR rescued SL from Terrorism!!! I bow my head to him for that!!!! Thereafter, what did he do??? I don't have to explain that part!!!??? The whole Drama still to unfold!!???
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 02 December 2016 07:34 AM
MR has the ability to Loot by some means, the public money in billions.
Boonda Friday, 02 December 2016 02:29 PM
And you too from the cases
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