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President Mahinda Rajapaksa phoned Maithripala Sirisena early this morning and congratulated him on his impending victory and inquired from the Common Candidate when he would assume duties, Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said.

Earlier President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Temple Trees, after a discussing with Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Cabinet assuring a smooth transfer of power, Presidential Media Division said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • pkk Friday, 09 January 2015 11:59 AM

    your a great leader. Thank you for things that you have done to our motherland.

    Pathirana Friday, 09 January 2015 12:38 PM

    I respect MR though I voted for MS. This is the result of the campaign lead by ITN....

    Dushan Friday, 09 January 2015 12:24 PM

    Where are those 6 astrologers came to Rupavahini now?

    mahsoor Friday, 09 January 2015 12:11 PM

    Well done so far Mr. President, hopping u wil do great things to build one nation forever.. we all are SriLankans...cheers!

    abr Friday, 09 January 2015 12:10 PM

    M.R. you did a great job and eradicated the LTTE of course there were others too like the general who helped you whom you humiliated. Soon after winning the second term you had this country in your palm but your narrow politics and recruiting wrong people plus giving priority to family members have cost you the election. Learn from your mistakes you still have time. Learn a lot from Ranil. After all he is the nephew of the grand old fox J.R.

    AD Friday, 09 January 2015 12:10 PM

    Thanks u sir...thats the way to happend. New political culture. Wish MS for sucessful future.

    Shakir Friday, 09 January 2015 12:08 PM

    You are strong leader .. Respect sir ..thank u for your service

    RanjithT Friday, 09 January 2015 12:04 PM

    You did the right thing. Your service in eradicating Tamil terrorism is appreciated but your downfall was saturation of power nepotism and destroying you to opponents. What you did to Gen. Fonseka was wrong. via DM Android App

    KaluSudha Friday, 09 January 2015 12:03 PM

    U tried all the tricks in the books to hang on.

    Wasantha Friday, 09 January 2015 12:02 PM

    Hats off to MR for conducting a peaceful election. It is not MR who lost, but rather his team who aided by nepotism turned the country into their personal backyard by ruthlessly profiteering, racketeering and intimidation, whilst the common citizen slid further into abject poverty.

    Mangala Friday, 09 January 2015 12:40 PM

    You were the great leader of Sri Lanka. Long Life Sir.

    zombie Friday, 09 January 2015 11:57 AM

    congrats for our new president

    Yahapalanaya Friday, 09 January 2015 11:55 AM

    I hope the leaders who will take the leadership of the country take this as a lesson. MR did a great job until he destroyed the murderous LTTE.After that he only concentrated on perpetuating his rule and building his dynasty. The introduction of the 18th amendmant, the impeachment of the chief justice, tolerating extremists such as the bodubalasena and maltreatment of the minorities were major mistakes made by him.

    lilan Friday, 09 January 2015 11:51 AM

    A true and committed leader. A statesman par excellence ! Thank you for ushering peace to this Nation and for ensuring a smooth transition of power in this instance !We are all proud of you

    Nirpakshika Friday, 09 January 2015 11:48 AM

    My dear president MR You did very great job by ending war and attempt to develop the country. But You have unable to do prevention of narcotics,Reduce ministers of the parliament and executive presidency.if you did those and establish peace you are the president today. but you fail to do so. any way thank you very much for you for your great job.I wish you healthy and happy future.Dear Maithree,we hope that you will begin from the place where MR stopsif you do further you will success future. But if you fail to do so, you also have fate of MR. we wish you congratulate for youmany thanks for both of youGood luck to youGood luck to country.

    rambuttan Friday, 09 January 2015 11:47 AM

    Where is the Govt spokesman, having my face?

    DRJ Friday, 09 January 2015 11:46 AM

    MR is one of the greatest leader we ever had in this country, he is very strong and charismatic leader with the back bone. I thankful to him from bottom of my heart for the service he stretched to the country, but he made major mistakes by taking control/ getting involved with the judiciary, amending the constitution for the purpose of getting in to the presidential seat for the third time and major corruption scandals, its obvious that every Politian make money when they have the power and we have no problem with that, but he should have done it with self-control, when you go out of control, this is what happen to the leaders, this is the power of nature, nobody can challenge that power with astrology or any other unexplained activities, also its important to understand that the minority people also live in this country and you should look after their legitimate aspirations also, whether we like it or not, those minorities also will live in this country and we cannot get rid-off them entirely, I wont say that we should divide the country in to pieces and share among the nationalities, but as majority nation leader of the country, MR should have look after the legitimate concerns of those minority people also, if he did that during last 4 years, this election result would have been change completely, he bet on the wrong horse- Mr. Douglas devananda, anyway Im thankful to MR with no second thoughts and I will be respecting to the fellow even if he get caught with corruption issues later on, because he did something for the country, my dear future presidents, please learn a lesson from this situation and try to behave as respected person during your time period in the first position, one day you will be kick out by the people if you do things against them!!!!!! I mean all the nationalities including the Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and others

    sanchay Friday, 09 January 2015 11:39 AM

    The immediate and right thing would be to abolish the executive presidency to avoid such mishapes in governance in the future. Hope our new leaders would think of it.

    Ganjapani Gorakapola Friday, 09 January 2015 11:38 AM

    Dear Mr Rajapaksa,You are the greatest statesman Sri Lanka ever produced.We salute you Sir for the great deeds you did to bring our Mathroobhoomii to normalcy. Sir, WE LOVE YOU..

    Tilak Friday, 09 January 2015 11:36 AM

    Astrologers mislet you!

    RIZNIYA Friday, 09 January 2015 01:35 PM

    We respect you sir, you are a great leader. You did lot of things to our country. We will never get a leader like you again sir, I wish you for a long healthy life.

    old citizen Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:31 PM

    Thanks for eradicating terrorism and for the smooth transition.One can sum up your tenure in office as good, bad and ugly.

    old citizen Friday, 09 January 2015 11:15 PM

    You are simply ,good, bad and the ugly.

    FM Friday, 09 January 2015 09:52 PM

    Mr former President - You did a amazing job by eradicating the terror in SL and made lots of new faces to the look of Sri Lanka which is great but on the otherside of the midnight as they call it, it was corruption, thuggery and power hungry people that you had created or trusted.... and that paved away to dig your own down fall.... hope and pray the new President elect with the combination of brain power will uplift the image and respect of Sri Lanka around the world.... Thank you appreciate if DM could publish this please..

    DIRK Friday, 09 January 2015 09:40 PM

    MR going by the election results,you were a winner as MS secured victory with the help of the NORTH/EAST and UPCOUNTRY vote..pity you did not have a good team to assist you..had you had even at a late stage taken action to discipline those cronies who ruined your image who knows what the end result would have been..Enjoy your retirement with your family!!

    ravi Friday, 09 January 2015 09:00 PM

    we seem to be confused of the definition of a great leader. A great leader is a one who take the lead in doing what is in the best interest in the common good of those who he or she represent through self sacrifice. I admit MR for ending the war but thats it. Every thing thereafter was selfish. via DM Android App

    upul Friday, 09 January 2015 08:07 PM

    We thank you for bringing peace to the country eradicating terrorism. You left office as a gentleman. You always have being and will be a gentleman. Your downfall was the people behind you; most of them were not gentlemen. Congratulations to the new president Mr. Maithripala Sirisena.

    Thamilan Friday, 09 January 2015 04:40 PM

    thanks for the smooth transition... Well Done MS you won the true hearts all communities. Our Election results will show the whole world no more dictatorship, family politics, corruption, abusive of power no longer possible in the democratic world..well done Sri lankans ... We all communities will stand tall and together welcome the new president ......WE done Hon MSyou truly won the hearts all communities

    AJJAA Friday, 09 January 2015 01:37 PM

    We thank you for the yeomen service rendered to Mother land but now its time for you to leave us as you have done certain blunders in your career.See and analyze what went wrong and try not to repeat those.Good luck and god bless....

    ruwan Friday, 09 January 2015 01:36 PM

    BBS is gone more racism in sri lanka.

    Citizan Friday, 09 January 2015 11:36 AM

    We miss a great leader .Really proud of you.....

    Achintha Friday, 09 January 2015 01:10 PM

    Dear Sir,You are a hero unparalleled.You freed the country from terrorism. We live in peace because of you. You will be remembered by generations. Later part of your ruling period you dropped out of favour in many hearts as there was wide spread corruption. However, you are my hero and you are respected for your leadership qualities.

    Nel Friday, 09 January 2015 01:09 PM

    you can never say that. We should expect to have a better development, better democracy and better governance that rest pests the judicial system

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    dinesh Friday, 09 January 2015 01:02 PM

    thank you mr rajapaksa you are good president but you have lots of weakness but if you correct your week points and face as a good faithful man [president ] I think we cant find person like you for ever . you did lots of things to this country and also you and your family and all your ministers take lots of advantage and ect .... but think this way one day if you come back as a sri lanka president please think you did good and bad and correct your all bad things and run the country as a faithful man...... bless you

    Lalith Wijeweera Friday, 09 January 2015 12:56 PM

    Well said

    Gafa Friday, 09 January 2015 12:52 PM

    you know, this is call sri Lankan, any how we say and send a grate leader like

    Anuruddha Ellegala Friday, 09 January 2015 12:51 PM

    Dear Mr. President, firstly, my thanks and honor to you in the way you left office since every now and then a great a lot of water has flown. Whatever said and done I remember all the good what you have done to the country amidst the immense difficulties where you personally faced during your Period.Wish you good luck

    dhammika Friday, 09 January 2015 12:44 PM

    Dear Sir. Actually I couldn’t bear the feelings coming to my mind when i heard this. What to do sir, we Sinhalese are not united like other races. We missed another leader and hero like King Dutu gamunu, Weerapuran appu , Kappetipola Nilame. Leaders like you comes to power very rarely. All the best sir. You are not a failure. You have won the hearts of the people who love to this count

    KAUSHC Friday, 09 January 2015 10:09 AM

    Thank you Mr President for the back bone given to our country. You are a historical leader. Thank you for the exemplary attitude from the the verdict is announced.Believe you would bounce back with the lessons learnt.

    Nishantha Friday, 09 January 2015 11:01 AM

    Great ! We salute you Sir . Hope wonder full future for this country with this great start

    sam Friday, 09 January 2015 11:01 AM

    Thanks MR. You have done a great job during your period. But I feel you committed suiside. Anyway you are a great leader.

    rameez Friday, 09 January 2015 10:57 AM

    You will always remain in our hearts sir

    juda Friday, 09 January 2015 10:57 AM

    We lost our king. May he rejoin to form a National Government.

    Sunesh Friday, 09 January 2015 10:55 AM

    We miss u..... wish u good luck.......

    nanda Friday, 09 January 2015 10:25 AM

    Great spirit......salute you....

    UD Friday, 09 January 2015 10:17 AM

    THANK YOU FORResolving LTTE issueBuilding much needed infrastructure Creating many projects YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!!!!!Hope incoming leaders will continue the development work and bring the country to prosperity

    rzwan kalideen Friday, 09 January 2015 10:16 AM

    you did your job well,we hope ms will do his part for this country

    PAripu Friday, 09 January 2015 10:12 AM

    This is called in sinhala illah kaaapu paripuwa

    Imti Friday, 09 January 2015 11:02 AM

    You are a great leader MR but you dug your own grave.

    Sim Friday, 09 January 2015 10:08 AM

    Thanks for leaving two years earlier now take stock for your defeat.

    Zuhail Friday, 09 January 2015 10:08 AM

    For Some reason, i feel a bit sad hearing this though i voted for MS.MR was a amazing leader.. He screwed it up with BBS..

    Shamil Friday, 09 January 2015 10:04 AM

    This is the start of MR end. via DM Android App

    Rahuman Friday, 09 January 2015 10:04 AM

    HE opted for his own fate.

    Ananda Seneviratne, Ph.D. Friday, 09 January 2015 10:01 AM

    Our country will never ever have a brave and strong like you Mr. Rajapakse. The entire nation I indebted to you! We will miss you very much!

    Anthony jayamaha Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59 AM

    Thank You President You are a great leader be ready to receive Our Holly father

    Citizen Friday, 09 January 2015 09:56 AM

    Thank you President Rajapakse, for the great development and peace that you cultivated in Sri Lanka. You have served the country very well and we congratulate you with great pride. You are the only president, who can leave from your position with your head held high.

    Citizen Friday, 09 January 2015 09:53 AM

    A great President who will be long remembered in Sri Lankan history more than any other.

    sidathB Friday, 09 January 2015 11:19 AM

    Long live great leader. You not only meet the standards but set great standard for others to follow. Your attitude is fondly admired.

    sampathj Friday, 09 January 2015 11:34 AM

    MS hope you have learned from MR mistakes. But make sure you have the right people in right places to win every game you play. Otherwise same thing will happen to you in four years. Good luck

    Ranaweera Friday, 09 January 2015 11:34 AM

    His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, you are our President forever. We are always grateful to you.You have fulfilled your duty for our motherland. I wish you a healthy and a hassle-free life in years to come.

    CountryFirst Friday, 09 January 2015 11:33 AM

    Mr. President - You deserved that 3rd term as Leader just for winning that "unwinnable war" which has brought peace to this country. We are sad that this achievement has been taken so much for granted by the people of our country. May the blessings of the Triple Gem be with you in the years to come!

    ASK Friday, 09 January 2015 11:32 AM

    No words to pay gratitude to HE. You gave us the life and spirit. We are proud of You Sir.

    Gamarala Friday, 09 January 2015 11:29 AM

    I really feel sorry for Mahida. Mahinda was and is a good man, the people loved him. Pity he did not have good people around him.

    ANTON Friday, 09 January 2015 11:25 AM


    Hari Friday, 09 January 2015 11:25 AM

    M.R.You are a great leader I adore your work thank you for peace you have achieved, roads,highways built We salute youGod bless you

    Gamini Friday, 09 January 2015 11:22 AM

    I feel extremely sorry for him He is a great leader. Family politics and henchmen spoil t him

    peiris Friday, 09 January 2015 11:20 AM

    Yes. This is not his decency or greatness, but shrewdness. Taking the loot out carefully.Dm put my comment!

    Kasthuri Friday, 09 January 2015 09:44 AM

    We admire your attitude towards responsibilities!.

    Thilini Friday, 09 January 2015 11:14 AM

    Grate service done you. Salute you...

    ponil Friday, 09 January 2015 11:11 AM

    second to Dutugemunu .

    Anil Friday, 09 January 2015 11:10 AM

    Great leader. My love, respect and gratitude to you.

    SHA Friday, 09 January 2015 11:09 AM


    Mohamed Friday, 09 January 2015 11:09 AM

    you were my hero one time . because you were aligned with (as per the media) with idiots like BBS my heart was away from you . Having said that , you were one of the brave leader Sri Lanka ever produced. Make sure treat everyone equal, do not take sides as modern world and economy do not tolerate such thinking. Learn from the mistakes and come back we will be there with you . Souther Muslims have still voted for you

    M.F.M Shafran Friday, 09 January 2015 11:04 AM

    I salute the great leader,our presidnt Mahinda Rajapaksa.... for this devoted service to our nation. I will always treasure and respect the service that you presented to us throughout our tenure. You are a leader, a warrior and a true mentor. You proved that you are a great leader, accepting victory and losses in a positive way. I admire your attitude of acceptance.

    johnyperera Friday, 09 January 2015 11:03 AM

    Dear President Rajapakse, you did a fantastic job,people are going to miss you,you won the war ,developed the country and made our country proud. You will be remembered in our hearts. GOD BLESS YOU SIR

    Ajith Hopitigala. Friday, 09 January 2015 11:03 AM

    At next election the Rajapaksas will cite leaving out temple trees as an example of his decency. We saw how indecent he was in his election campaign . I have completely lost confidence with Mahinda. I suspect his every movement.

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