Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said since President Maithripala Sirisena visited the top floor of Pohottuwa (The Lotus Tower), he may also join with the Pohottuwa Party.
Speaking to journalists outside the Welikada Prison after visiting former MP Sarana Gunawardane, Mr. Rajapaksa said Pohottu would bloom all over the island in the near future apart from the Lotus Tower in Colombo.
"The President will also come to our Pohottuwa as things proceed,” he said.
However, he said though they formed a new party called Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), they were still members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)
“We have created a party and are in the process of creating an alliance to contest at elections,” he said.
When asked about the statements made by Field Marshal Minister Sarath Fonseka over war crimes, Mr. Rajapaksa said only a lost candidate should respond to another lost candidate.
He also said there was no need of a No-Confidence Motion against Minister Fonseka as he was someone who was not elected to Parliament.
“I don’t think anyone will bring in a No-Confidence Motion against someone who came to Parliament out of luck and not by votes,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 11
Leelaratna Thursday, 07 September 2017 07:37 AM
Among the general public there will be a groundswell of support to your party.
Voter Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:24 AM
With heavy thundershowers will either help the "Pohottuwa" bloom or let it wilt!
johan Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:59 AM
The fish that fell into the frying pane will fall into the fire now
Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:29 AM
MR you always visit corrupted, looters in the prison - may be they too are like you.
L.P. Mendis Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:32 AM
SF is well know to the whole world Mahinda, you are only known to China, India, Uganda and Etheophea.
VJ Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:35 AM
Old wine in a new bottle.
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:36 AM
You took revenge on Field Marshall SF, that wound is not cured man, very soon he will keep Namal in the cell and take revenge on you.
Lal Perera Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:39 AM
Our President can reach any Pohottuwa, but you can only go to the temple (not to worship) but to gossip.
R.P. Keerthisinghe (Lawyer) Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:42 AM
Are your family ready to face the Welikade war soon Mahinda? then keep your dirty mouth shut.
T.K. Peter Silva Thursday, 07 September 2017 09:43 AM
Uncle Mahinda, these days you are so worried and dull and your face looks like an evil possessed man. Why????
Aussie Thursday, 07 September 2017 02:39 PM
Sir,this is not the time for kidding,please talk some sense so that people will consider that you are a brainy man who can take the country forward. If you keep visiting corrupt politicians in prison,people will put you also in the same boat. Think about it and do something sensible.
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