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Former Minister T. B. Ekanayake today termed a group of SLFP MPs, who accepted the ministerial portfolios on Sunday as ‘Gandabbayo’ (people serving transition periods) and said that these ministers couldn’t say a word against the UNP.

“We had a few ‘Gandabbayos’ in our side and they couldn’t even win their seats. By way of giving these ministerial portfolios, the current government was trying to remain in power for one more year,” MP Ekanayake said addressing an event in Ambanpola.

He also said: “Now 70 days of the 100-day period is over. Nothing has been done yet. In order to keep in power for one year, these men were given ministerial portfolios.”

“Even former President Chandrika (Kumaratunga) called me. I told her that 5.8 million people voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa. Those voters are against the UNP.

We can’t accept ministerial portfolios wearing clothes. We have backbones. That is the difference between us and those Gandabbayos. How can these Gandabba ministers go to the village and canvass for votes. These people cannot be called either SLFPers or UNPers.”

“This country was freed and re-built by Mahinda Rajapaksa, we can’t allow the UNP to open development projects done by us,” the former Minister said. (Anil Gamini Wijeratne-Ambanpola)
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  • Bubble Banda Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:38 AM

    You are an idiot hanging on to a rogue called Mahinda.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:41 AM

    Former President built his family not the nation. He robbed

    J Palitha Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:44 AM

    Haloo.... MR will never win any elections, better he retires from politics.

    Voter Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:00 AM

    This bandakka would have been silent if he was also made a Minister. via DM Android App

    Hubert Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:03 AM

    who is this idiot gombilia

    Gina madam Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:18 AM

    Aiyo Ekanayaka. ...

    Cheers Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:32 AM

    Nothing but true all will agree and majority of voters who wanted change now have realised and chandrika and Maithree should be stripped of SLFP memberships as they have betrayed the party and people

    mack Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:17 AM

    what about the 6.2 million who rejected MR via DM Android App

    pradeep Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:23 AM

    Hey,do you know that your big Boss Mahendra Rajapakse was planning to kill the current President Maitreepala Sirisena in case MR won the election.you know MR is corrupt

    LogicalCitizen Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:30 AM

    Hats off! At least one person with backbone in public!

    Sunil Jayathilake Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:38 AM

    Tikiri aiye... abandon the sinking MR ship and swim towards the MS ship which is gaining momentum in a firm run towards success otherwise we have to abandon you sadly brother. Wish you wisdom. via DM Android App

    Top Cat Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:53 AM

    Looks like the BANDAKKAs have turned GANDAPPAs!!!!!!

    DR NASS Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:06 PM

    People trust M3 more than MR. The entire world knows how MR is corrupt. It is not him who ruled the country during his time. What a poor is MR? it is his gangs around him. All big posts were given to his cohorts and supporters. Even some CVs were appointed with his power without any academic qualifications. Now, you could find many academics with forged certificates. Namal did try to get away with PHD but he is caught by this government How many more out there in our universities. It is time to bring all out.M3 is not greedy for power. he will be only for another 4 years as President. This national government is good for the time and until Sri Lanka becomes like a Singapore

    de silva Tuesday, 24 March 2015 07:10 AM

    MR.My3 HAS SELECTED ONLY THE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE AGAINST HIM IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN BECAUSE HE WAS ASKED BY THE EX CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY TO SATISFY HIM.SO THERE IS NOTHING WRONG.HE HAS TO OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE EX KING

    Arjuna Ranawana Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:43 PM

    Hon. MP kindly explain what the meaning of " Gandabba". Then you will understand where you are now.

    Gobba Tuesday, 24 March 2015 01:26 PM

    Shocking how this new trend of saying 5.8 Million voters who voted for the loser !!! Then what about the numbers who voted for the Losers of yesteryear ? How many millions should they be talking about ?

    hiran Gunawardena Tuesday, 24 March 2015 01:25 PM

    Sir we can understand your point. But non of that matter as long as people of this country keep voting these shameful gandabbayo. Yhats why we living in a banana Republic. via DM Android App

    Cobra Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:11 AM

    Jealous, are we???

    Randy Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:14 AM

    At last we have now elite political culture rather than "Godaya Baiyas". Pleople in our country love be under elite class politicians. No more Godaya Baiyas in power. People gave Ranil the power for a reason. Ranil is the real Royal leader to bring yahapalanaya in to country.

    asiyawe ascharya Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:34 AM

    you are still subservient to the deposed corrupt king. please check whether you have a backbone

    Ganesha Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:00 AM

    There is nothing wrong to do good for the people by taking members for support but it does not mean that they will not be hauled up for their corruption by the relevant authorities. They have fallen in the net oblivious to them. Wiat and see.

    upali Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:36 AM

    They will contest next election under UNP. Only few MPs will remain in SLFP which would sustain humiliating defeat in the next general election.

    lkboy Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:39 AM

    Sour grapes?

    D.E.M. Ocracy Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:58 AM

    HA HA HAAAAA T. B. EKANAYAKE IS LIVING IN A WORLD OF DREAMS..... THE 30 YEAR WAR WAS WON BY NONE OTHER THAT FIELD MARSHAL GENERAL SARATH FONSEKA......... GOES TO SHOW HOW POWER HUNGRY AND IN LOCAL TERMS "PERETHAYO" THE MINISTERS OF THE FORMER REGIME ARE....... MR. T.B. EKANAYAKE YOU ARE DAY DREAMING...... WAKE UP BUDDY WAKE UP

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:04 AM

    What was this Gandabba TB Ekanayake doing when MR made his governance beyond the word "corruption", instilled nepotism and family rule, arrogant impunity towards public spending, manipulated justice and promoted criminal cronies, created some of the largest white elephant mega projects ever seen in the history of Sri Lanka? Apologize using this word, but this guy is a pure fart of the past regime who still smells when he opens his mouth.

    un-pradeep Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:04 AM

    Pradeep, it must be the same way that MR was supposed to have planned a coup. If you believe these lies still you are dumber than when you voted for m3!

    the truth Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:12 AM

    TBE REMEMBER THAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MR AND MS IS MR GAVE OUT A LOT OF MONEY AND MINISTERIAL POST AND BOUGHT OTHER PARTY MEMBERS TO GET THE SUPPORT.HERE MS APPOINT HIS OWN PARTY MEMBERS AS MINISTERS WITHOUT BUYING THEM AND NEED NOT TO BUY THEM.

    Laminate Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:19 AM

    Halo T B, how can you say, nothing done in 100 day period, where were you? MY3 has given enough of relief to the people, instead you people rob the people money......

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:38 AM

    Hay man look, MR did lot of developments, I agree. But he and his family robbed the public money and lived a luxury life more than a King.


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