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Sri Lankans may follow what happened in Malaysia where Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was elected as the country's Prime Minister with an overwhelming majority at the recent general elections by defeating the incumbent government, the joint opposition (JO) said today.

JO member G.L. Peiris said former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has done a tremendous service to the country just like Dr. Mohamad.

“They are both respected statesmen. People in Malaysia ousted their corruption-riddled government. When given the opportunity at an election, Sri Lankans too will oust the incumbent government. People's power will, in an avalanche-like down pour, sweep away this inefficient and corrupt government,” he said.

Prof. Peiris said the government’s inefficiency and lawlessness had paved the way for the underworld to raise its head.

“Someone is being killed everyday and the latest killing occurred a couple of days ago in Trincomalee where a man was shot dead. About 37 people had been killed in this manner during the past month,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • thinker Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:33 PM

    MR has done tremendous service to his family ??

    Wije Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:33 PM

    Ha ha ha

    Hell Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:40 PM

    Dont ever compare Mr. Mahthir Mammud to our leaders.

    Johan Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:41 PM

    Do not follow Malaysia we have enough young people to take up top posts with new thinking .all politicians over 65years must retire from politics.give chance to young blood.because their brains are almost exhausted and dead

    ND Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:12 PM

    You are spot on! Rally such people and form a new party. Intelligent people with integrity will join the party and the people will make you victorious at the next election. Problem, is we don't have another party to vote for!!!

    Dream Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:47 PM

    Hahahha dream on profosorry!!! What did you just smoke??

    Rohantha Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:48 PM

    Hu hu

    Kumara Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:49 PM

    Dr G L Peris, please stand in front of a mirror and say to yourself what you said in this report.

    Dotard Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:33 AM

    I neither welcome company nor competition!!!

    DillonDP Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:39 AM

    Oh god GL don't compare Dr. Mahathir Mohamad with a scum bag such as your self or Mahinda, not ranil or Maithree

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:59 AM

    Nice to see Mahathir constructed bankrupt airports and ports, gave part of the countries sovereignty to China for 99 years (Hambantota), has a 500M $ deposit hidden in his kids account in Dubai and many more....

    ND Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:15 PM

    Dear GL, please get out of politics. You have sucked the Rajapaksas' long enough. We want old people like you to retire and disappear from the scene . Let the young rule the country!

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:23 PM

    Swallow that, you old JOker.

    Mevan Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:27 PM

    This fellow should be in a retirement now.

    Voter Wednesday, 16 May 2018 03:49 PM

    In Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamed even if he conteststen times more he will be elected as the people want himIn. Sri Lanka. who will want Alibaba and the forty thievesagain?

    arumugam Wednesday, 16 May 2018 05:06 PM

    Dr.Mahathir's actions benefited his country not his familyNo white vans in Malaysia

    karsha Thursday, 17 May 2018 03:56 PM

    singing for his meals. let this gona be.


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