UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra today said she was uncertain as how to address former President Mahinda Rajapaksa since he was also now an ordinary parliamentarian.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his reputation because of his extreme hunger for power. If he stayed at home without contesting the parliamentary election, we could have still addressed him as the former president. Now I am in a dilemma as how to address him, whether to call him ‘Manthri Thuma’ (parliamentarian), sir or former president. He is just a parliamentarian like any of us now. Other parliamentarians also call him ‘Manthri Thuma,” she said.
Addressing a meeting in Wellampitiya yesterday, she also said the actions of the new government were very silent in comparison with the previous government and added the political culture in the country was now taking a new leap.
“We like to have decent ministers with simple political principles. They should be able to travel in their vehicle only with their driver and not with a security squad, unless their lives are under threat,” MP Premachandra said.
She said President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had already shown by example how to create a Yahapalana government. (Chaturanga Pradeep and Indika Sri Aravinda)
Raizuh Langai Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:45 AM
Call him Machang
ajantha Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:09 AM
He is one of the greatest sons of this country. He is not a person who was engaged in kudu deals like certain politicians .
Jaya Tuesday, 22 September 2015 03:20 PM
You can call him now...hi lokka. Only that he earned according to MR.
TISSA Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:45 AM
PLEASE LEAVE HIM ALONE. HE DOES NOT TOLERATE UNGRATEFUL TRAITORS. YOU LET DOWN YOUR FATHER AND GRAND FATHER BY GOING TO UNP.
smith Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:06 AM
oh really, then why did he protect Lansa and Dumi, cos they brought milk powder??
Lanka Tuesday, 22 September 2015 03:44 AM
Oh, what a huge problem!!!
Gunatilake k Tuesday, 22 September 2015 03:55 AM
Ungrateful soul. Feel sorry for you
SL-Walah Tuesday, 22 September 2015 04:17 AM
This lady seems to be feeling the pinch of not being in the limelight with this government and hungry to expose her opinions for no good reasons of value. She should rather go and work for her people rather than wasting time talking nonsense.
Namal@yahoo.com Monday, 28 September 2015 01:36 AM
You are nothing but a pathetic. You cannot compare yourself to a great leader like Mahinda Rajapaksha . You are nowhere compared to him.
NAN Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:08 AM
MUST BE EXPECTING A MINISTRY
CitizenPerera Tuesday, 22 September 2015 04:31 AM
Say Former Presidential Appachi.
de silva Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:09 AM
I think uncle seeya is the best.
Lima Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:09 AM
WHY NOT YOU CALL AS MAHINDA , ORDINARY MP , NO BIG DEAL. HE DUG HIS GRAVE , NOBODY TO BLAME
Push Tuesday, 22 September 2015 06:07 AM
Please do not worry about him.
Gamarala Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:16 AM
Once you said you are the one play inMR house and I am the daughter. Call him hallo my father.
Mahinda Appachchi Wednesday, 23 September 2015 01:09 PM
sirisena Monday, 28 September 2015 03:26 PM
Cleopatra !Rather than seeking cheap publicity, do some service to the voters,Who cares how you address someone else.
PTH Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:29 AM
Hi madam are you OK?
Daham Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:42 AM
Is this the biggest problem prevailing in the country? She could simply address him as "dad".
Sangaralingham Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:29 AM
Top Cat Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:46 AM
Undress Mr !!!
King Mihiraj Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:11 AM
Call him " Our Saviour", with out him, today the country would have been the "Syria" of the South Asia. Do not be so ungrateful, it is shame the way you are talking.
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