UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today they were prepared to form a stable government after rectifying their previous mistakes if they were given a two-thirds majority at the general elections.
He told a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) head office that they were drafting a manifesto to bring about a huge transformation in Sri Lanka.
“We are only asking the people to give us a 2/3rds majority at the election. Today, the people understand that the country cannot be taken forward without a stable government. We made several changes but there were allegations against us in certain sectors. We will rectify our mistakes and provide the people a better administration,” Mr. Abeywardena said.
He said they had appointed a committee to prepare a manifesto aimed at the general election and the committee would come up with ways to revive the economy.
“Our main focus is to revive the economy. Sri Lanka’s tea production is today ranked fifth in the world. We have to change that. Without giving into IMF demands, we will strengthen our rural economy,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
maths fail da? Wednesday, 14 November 2018 12:31 PM
Looks like they don't have even 1/3
Himesh Narayan Wednesday, 14 November 2018 03:18 AM
Imagine giving two thirds majority to The Pirates of the Carribean.
Dhammika Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:52 AM
PIRATES of LANKA .
dinesh Wednesday, 14 November 2018 03:28 AM
This ex Bank clerk-Lakshman GON Yapa must be thing all the people in Sri Lanka are still fools to give 2/3 rd majority to this rotten old crooks, murderers,fraudsters. We have to find a new party with young,educated people to become law makers. NOT bus conductors, bank clerks,thugs, murderers. That era is over
Tjay Wednesday, 14 November 2018 03:36 AM
This is bullshit. Why couldn't bring about a transformation whilst you were in power. All you care about is yourself and not about the country...
lion Wednesday, 14 November 2018 03:50 AM
One was a man who was hell bent on bringing casino king Packer from Australia under the regime of MR other ones credential is well known in this country. Country will be much better with out them in politic.
Keeraipidi Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:02 AM
Mistakes rectifying mistakes? Operation failed because the patient survived.
Sethuruban Nadarasa Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:04 AM
No man. You all are corrupted idiots. We will support to a party which has no robbers
Kith Ratna Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:33 AM
Absolutely need more power to ruin the country.all should serve only 5 years.not more than that.
Patriot Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:41 AM
Robbers asking for the password for the countries bank account Or thieves asking for the key to your jewellry box .Of course we will give 2 or 3 kicks in your backside to throw you out of parliament so that you wonderful and honest people could face the courts and answer all the charges of corruption,murder and embezzlement of public money.Let us all hope and pray to all the gods we know to wipe these rogues out of our parliament so that our country can heal and prosper without feeling ashamed of the so called leaders.They look ugly and are ugly at heart.Miserable rogues who have ruined our country.Go home .
Daya Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:46 AM
You already proved even without majority resort to arbitrary decisions and showing the sign of dictatorship. How can the people give you out right majority so that you guys bring a military kind rule distance yourselves from western powers and india. Need to solely depend on China. Therefore any undue pressure has to be accepted at all cost.
Appuhami Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:11 AM
You guys need anything else?
kumaran Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:30 AM
That is what they want: 2/3rd so that they can over-turn all norms of decency and good governance
Gemunu Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:50 AM
SLPP and SLFP cannot rectify their past mistakes unless they expel all the rogue members.
Baron Baaron Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:53 AM
What happened in 1977 when UNP got 2/3 power? The birth of a "dictatorial constitution", and we are still struggling to change it. Lakshman Yapa does not tell the WHOLE TRUTH. He wants 2/3 for them, to adopt a constitution that paves the way for MR to become president for 3rd time and abolish all "special courts" and throw away cases against Rajapakse family members and JO leaders. That JO plan will be busted.
Joel Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:22 AM
What happened in 1970 when SLFP/CP/LSSP got 2/3rd?
Jaya Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:56 AM
Never ever happen. We learned lots from you.
Mark Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:57 AM
SO we can establish an absolute dictatorship and become a province of communist China.
Gehan Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:02 AM
You are a national list, first we need to abolish that. Forget another government, thanks for making a mess and turn voters to UNPside
Dee Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:05 AM
No 113. Dissolution gone, PM appointment un-constitutional, no crossovers, SLFP Finnish, all the crooks in SLPP. Country economy in tatters, and you now want 2/3rd?
southpaw Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:06 AM
Will basil get his 10% ? and will Rohitha send another rocket to out of sight ? assuming you are elected to power?
neil alvis Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:06 AM
what you should get is the bullet and not the ballot! all 225 should be herded to a ship and in deep sea bombed.
Ganesh Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:28 AM
This is the beginning of your political end for the sins you all committed , so no escape from divine retribution .I hope you may agree provided you are a God fearing man
Ashok Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:38 AM
How Much Can You Pay??
Jude Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:48 AM
Huh!! Still Begging for the Vote!!?? Even without majority in Parliament these Scumbags will act unconstitutional and undemocratic way without any regard to public sentiment!!!
Palli Kanda Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:05 AM
Take a moment at look at the faces of these people who are going to run our economy. Put MR into the mix - what a bunch of losers. You and MR are hell bent on making one more raid of our money and our wealth. People - please rise and bury this lot for once and for all.
Sofia Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:16 AM
Even without majority they are draconian and dictatorial. With 2/3 not sky but stratosphere will the limit while we in SL left here to rue our fate.
Poor Lankan Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:26 AM
Give us 2/3rds to make Mahinda Mama a Dictator in Sri Lanka Banana republic!!!!
parakum Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:44 AM
After seeing present Cabinet appointees the people will give a GOOD response
SN Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:46 AM
Gosh!!! Now the buggers are getting ready to jump to the other side
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