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2020 presidential election -- MS needs MR's blessings to contest

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MP Dilan Perera today claimed that President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had agreed to work together and pointed out that without Mr. Rajapaksa's blessings the President would not be able contest the 2020 presidential election.

He said this at a media briefing on behalf the 16 SLFPers who quit the national government recently.

“The names of several politicians including the Rajapaksa brothers -- Gotabaya, Basil and Chamal and that of S.B. Dissanayake have been proposed by various groups. However, Minister Duminda Dissanayake has said Maithripala Sirisena will be their next presidential candidate. We have no objection but his candidacy should be endorsed by Mr. Rajapaksa,” he said.

The MP said said President Maithripala Sirisena and Mr. Rajapaksa had requested all SLFP and JO members to vote for MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle at the election for the post of deputy speaker.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

 

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  • Siyabala Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:35 PM

    Once bitten twice shy , they say. This is not a time to for jokes

    Yeti Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:44 PM

    You've got to take the opposite of what Dilan coughs out!!!!!

    Yeti Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:47 PM

    People's blessing is all MS needs!

    TRUE LIES Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:54 PM

    "but his candidacy should be endorsed by Mr. Rajapaksa,” -who is he - MS's godfather ?.

    Wise Donkey Friday, 08 June 2018 06:37 AM

    It is crazy to think that MR will support someone who beat him and against his own brother Gota. Dilan is off his head. He is just bullshitting.

    Buddhi Perera Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:55 PM

    MS and his new pals have forgotten the wish of the people who lifted MS to the present pedastal

    malij Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:57 PM

    One thing is certain. MR would never ever endorse MS as the Presidential candidate. MS has burned all his bridges around him and they all are beyond repair now. It is a classic case of 'Allapu aththath ne. Paya gahapu aththath ne'. The men around him now, like Dilan will drop him like a hot brick once he completes his term.

    "REQUESTS" Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:58 PM

    " Mr. Rajapaksa had REQUESTED (emphasis is mine) all SLFP and JO members to vote for MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle" - so - the maha raja seems to be giving "requests" - no white vans , so no "orders"

    Buddhist Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:09 PM

    If one analyzes its clear that its the Pinata Seat guys who are today creating trouble for Maithripala Sirisena. Why is the President not sacking them and replacing them with some decent guys who were not kicked out by the voters?

    ja Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:17 PM

    MR would make a deal with anyone to get the power but he would never give his blessings to MS to become the president again. It would be Gotabhaya. If he fails to contest for some reason, then Chamal. Basil a dark horse.

    Ruwan Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:18 PM

    meta amu kawilada

    karthik Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:27 PM

    That means he does not need the Gods Blessing. You mean MR is greater than God?

    Redna Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:35 PM

    High time for this joker Dilan to be thrown into the garbage dumpster.

    Dee Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:40 PM

    Gota. Basil, chamal bros! What else do we need? Monarchy!

    Don Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:00 PM

    He needs the blessings of UNP.

    Yahapala Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:20 PM

    Of course like Sajith Premadasa get blessings form Ranil

    Waco Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:45 PM

    All these talks show , all of them are together. They are just "Hoodwinking " people . Their heads must be working overtime to have a system like China, without elections.

    malij Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:53 PM

    One thing is certain. MR would never ever endorse MS as the Presidential candidate. MS has burned all his bridges around him and they all are beyond repair now. It is a classic case of 'Allapu aththath ne. Paya gahapu aththath ne'. The men around him now, like Dilan will drop him like a hot brick once he completes his term.

    Arjuna Ranawana Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:17 PM

    When wild-boars starts smashing "Kekuna" fruits it is feast time for "haban kukulo"

    Dhammika Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:50 PM

    Time to PLAY the DOUBLE GAME , Who ever wins Dilan to be IN ! .

    Ganesh Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:04 PM

    No point of daydreaming Maithiri totally has lost his vote base from entire Srilanka if he comes with whose blessings or not, but Mahinda can not definitely win since a self respecting vote of a Tamil or Muslim can be solicited by him till he is in this world

    Ceylon Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:18 PM

    Thieves help other thieves.

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:36 PM

    Is he joking or what?

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 08 June 2018 09:21 AM

    Yes, he is. He is one of the JO - Jokers Organization.

    Malli Friday, 08 June 2018 09:18 AM

    I can assure you MS is going to need divine intervention to save his sorry ass come next presidential election!

    yahiya Friday, 08 June 2018 09:33 AM

    Except Ranil any UNP member can win the race. Even provincial councilor

    VJ Friday, 08 June 2018 11:21 AM

    I think he needs to continue to be president and also Rajapakshe’s blessings to stay alive. Also he should make sure not to serve hoppers to anyone in the party.

    R. M. Ramanayake (hali-ela) Friday, 08 June 2018 11:35 AM

    Dilan, don't talk nonsense, first of all you try to win in your area.

    Nz Friday, 08 June 2018 08:54 PM

    Try to win Hali-ela first


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