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Hambantota, Jan. 14 (Daily Mirror)- Claiming that a future NPP government would stop politicians’ misuse of public money, NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today they will dissolve the large security detail of the President and the fleet of expensive vehicles used by politicians.

Speaking at the Hambantota District Women's Convention, he said the NPP will prove in practice that they will not misuse or loot a cent of public money and set an example to the people.

“The President has thousands of army and police teams assigned for his security. Police stations at village level have only about 10 police personnel. We will bring the security detail of the President to the Galle Face and dissolve it and send them to police stations in the villages. The President and other politicians use expensive vehicles that run only two to three kilometres a litre. We will stop using such expensive vehicles. We will ensure transparency in construction works and development in the country. We will set an example to the people so that they can follow and come forward and do their part for the sake of the country,” he said.

Dissanayake said the future election is not just another election to vote a political party and form a government, but it will be a struggle to rescue the country from corrupt and destructive rulers.

“It will be a freedom fight just as we rescued the country from white people,” he said.

He said taking over power will not be the end of the struggle for the NPP but it will be the beginning of the struggle to build the country.
“We will initially ensure basic needs such as food, education and health facilities. Then, We have a long term plan to create a stable economy,” he said.

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  • Pantha Kumaran Sunday, 14 January 2024 10:14 PM

    Anura, I sincerely hope you implement what you told today at Hambantota. We have seen enough of UNP , SLFP and SLPP. To me they all are corrupt. They live on our money. They still want to rob us. Please take over the country. This time our vote is to you. Work hard from today to achieve your goals.

    Hog Monday, 15 January 2024 04:15 PM

    Petty talk. Good for the gallery.

    Athula Gamage Thursday, 18 January 2024 05:44 AM

    I wish NPP comes to power. All rogues who robbed the country for the last 75 years should be taken to task.

    James Bond, From Jaffna With Love Sunday, 14 January 2024 10:15 PM

    You are absolutely right, it is pure wastage of the Police resources . When the President is on the move four motor bikes ,two cars and 18 well armed policemen are sufficient to give a robust protection to meet any eventualities.

    List Your Ministers Tuesday, 16 January 2024 08:15 AM

    Talk is cheap but Action speaks volumes. AKD needs to state his priorities, his government set up style, budget etc before voters can decide. Most people remember them as authoritarian rulers

    Sam Silva Sunday, 14 January 2024 10:51 PM

    You first have to come to power by people choice if the elections are held as per governing party at present including the acting president. Secondly none of these would have taken place if you took the offer of governing the country after the aragalya. The opportunity was given to you, but you didn't because you wanted your conditions which you knew it would not be acceptable. Also we will never forget the experience we had in the past. All these accusations only good for the people who support you because they are not aware of your true colors. Also during the aragalya you had the spot light and scored lots of points with all the allegations or maybe the facts. But the fact remains, could people really trust you . In order to trust someone you have to be honest. Have doubts if we could find anyone who is capable to take that seat.

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 14 January 2024 10:52 PM

    No real plan to revive the economy but focusing on petty things that cheers the gallery.

    Feeble minds Monday, 15 January 2024 01:34 PM

    So what do you suggest, vote for the Nincompoop Ranil or the criminal Rajapaksas?

    Lion Monday, 15 January 2024 02:22 PM

    Thissa has some problem with JVP , he always criticize them with out giving reasons . Get rid of your prejudices against JVP

    Tom Monday, 15 January 2024 05:36 PM

    @ Lion - Tissa has given a very valid reason in his comment. JVP has no plan. Also, this is not the time for any experiments.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 15 January 2024 07:18 PM

    @Lion, who destroyed the higher education in Sri Lanka since 1971? Who killed scores of good persons during 88 and 89. Who implemented LTTE type shop closure orders to the public during 88 and 89. Who destroyed properties of some people last year? Who has conducted disruptive activities in the country all the time? If we had our higher education not distributed fir decades, we could have had many qualified youth to take up challenging positions everywhere. Look at Indian youth who mastered IT during this time and look at where they are now?

    Sinna Tuesday, 16 January 2024 07:49 AM

    We were voted two groups, both following the same policies and both directed the country to shameful bankruptcy blaming one to other , do we need them further?, after looting the central bank by rogues led by current president?, do we need a lower middle class paddy farmer’s son from rural down south to steal national treasury to give his dumb sons, billionaires luxury?, both cheated us badly to the point not to keep faith with them at all, as it’s result whole nation to suffer poverty and international shame , we once followed middle class lifestyle but now live in poverty, we give our votes to NPP, though it may have risks, but they would be better for country than those crooks, furthermore it’s better for this government not to empower draconian acts,which will boomerang to themselves sooner

    RIT Tuesday, 16 January 2024 12:57 PM

    @ Sinna - We simply are not in a position to take risks or do experiments now.

    Ashley Tuesday, 16 January 2024 07:52 PM

    The two parties who ruled the country proved enough that,they’re not fit to rule the country due to selfishness and grand corruption,but due to various reasons some people not changed,

    Jackie Wednesday, 17 January 2024 03:31 AM

    @RIT, we have been experimenting those groups who rule the country for 70 years,our conclusion is any of them not even fit to come closer to the parliament, this time we are going to try with NPP

    johan Sunday, 14 January 2024 10:55 PM

    When the unnecessary and lavish recurrent expenses are slashed there will be ample money left over to give relief to the people. The need of the hour is we need politicians who care for poor people who are suffering because of the exorbitant taxes. Must bring decent life for poor and the medium class people

    Ghost Tuesday, 16 January 2024 02:16 PM

    This is what JVP feeds the uneducated masses. Even all the perks of the President, Cabinet

    Frog in the well Tuesday, 16 January 2024 02:20 PM

    How childish!

    Oscar Winner Sunday, 14 January 2024 11:23 PM

    First find a job for you. You are the richest actor in the political movie in Sri Lanka.

    Jagath Ekanaya Monday, 15 January 2024 01:58 PM

    Anura will find a job as the president in 08 months and you will have to erase your Rajapaksa tattoo

    Be Fair Sunday, 14 January 2024 11:24 PM

    Shows the immaturity and lack of knowledge in Governing. Head of state needs protection.

    Namal Monday, 15 January 2024 01:49 PM

    Yes it will be a great fall from the patriotic, economic wizards like the Rajapaksas and Wickramasinghes. It is feeble minded people like you that ruin countries.

    Tharmar K Monday, 15 January 2024 08:51 PM

    I wonder on which planet have you been Mr. be fair. Morelike or Un fair to me. There are European paliamentarians who cycle to Parliament. By the way head of states are elected not come through back door by corrupt incompetent disposed leaders.

    Jude Sunday, 14 January 2024 11:28 PM

    While at it, AKD get rid of PC councillors and local government members!! Also ground SriLankan airlines!! And your government will never have to borrow money from anyone!! Mind you reduce number of MP's to 100 and the cabinet limit to 15 yeah!!

    Jude Sunday, 14 January 2024 11:37 PM

    And also haul all the corrupt POLITICIANS to Galle Face and give them each 100 lashings!! Yeah!!

    Dee Monday, 15 January 2024 12:07 AM

    So our foolish people will believe this and think it will end all problems of Sri Lanka. In November 2019 the catch line was ‘National Security’ 6.9 voted and messed up the country. The same lot will vote this time for stopping the use of vehicles for president and the works and using that money to feed people. How foolish can we get?

    Liberal One Monday, 15 January 2024 01:59 PM

    People believed all the lies spread during the aragalaya. Now do you want them to un-believe it all of a sudden?

    Pushkara Monday, 15 January 2024 12:40 AM

    Not this lifetime

    Lion Monday, 15 January 2024 03:29 PM

    Push Malli don’t have any doubts, they will certainly do it .

    Public Monday, 15 January 2024 12:56 AM

    #We support NPP#. #My family vote is for NPP#. if you love the country more than your benefits, people will send the looters and criminals home. Otherwise the country fate and people suffering can not be changed.

    Hard Truth Monday, 15 January 2024 01:26 AM

    Dont hatch eggs before eggs are laid

    Jude Monday, 15 January 2024 01:29 AM

    Over 200,000 vehicles are maintained with public funds, yeah the fleet of MP's, ministers, minister's security detail and ministry secretaries including ministerial officials then government officials PC councillors and local government members not forgetting the fleet of SL Armed forces and the Police department!!!

    Sena Monday, 15 January 2024 02:31 PM

    All MPs should be given 3 wheelers or Maruti's as official cars to set an example for the rest of us.

    Jude Monday, 15 January 2024 01:32 AM

    Collosal waste of public money when it's come to vehicles maintained by government!

    Jude Monday, 15 January 2024 01:35 AM

    Once Ranil out of office you don't need to provide anything to him Coz he was NEVER a elected President!!

    Patriot Monday, 15 January 2024 01:45 AM

    Dreaming is good. But giving lame promises is not good.

    L Jaya Monday, 15 January 2024 01:53 AM

    AKD wants so many things, but todate nothing significant has been achieved except attacking opposites. Naturally, individuals have multiple wants but for achieving one should realise needs hard work, not talking in public. Hooray!

    Ensure This Happens Monday, 15 January 2024 01:55 AM

    If you deviate from this pledge, the people will definitely have a bigger Aragalaya against you

    Where’s Your Action Plans Monday, 15 January 2024 02:00 AM

    Show us your action plan

    Name your Future Cabinet Monday, 15 January 2024 02:11 PM

    Who are the ministers you will nominate for each ministry. People want to know the caliber of candidates before deciding on voting for you. Like in UK

    Dolly Dias Monday, 15 January 2024 02:05 AM

    How can you do this. A dump statement and another false promise typical NPP. Unless the present threat to the president's life come from the JVP or the NPP. Dolly

    Kps Monday, 15 January 2024 02:22 AM

    The whole country is impatiently waiting for your arrival!

    C Fernando Wednesday, 17 January 2024 08:54 AM

    Be careful what you wish for!

    Ranga Monday, 15 January 2024 02:26 AM

    I think too much talk now Come up with a blue print to reform Labor laws Energy prices Transport Infrastructure Ease of doing business Restructure or Privatising SOEs And how to pay back loans

    Show the Action Plan Monday, 15 January 2024 04:26 PM


    Navin Perera Monday, 15 January 2024 03:30 AM

    Good move, you have our vote brother.

    iggy Monday, 15 January 2024 03:42 AM

    Big Talk. Nothing will change. These are politicians. To win votes - they will even sell their family.

    Steve Monday, 15 January 2024 03:59 AM

    A step in the right direction.

    Ram Monday, 15 January 2024 04:07 AM

    AKD lack good professionals in his team. It is time to highlight the names in AKD's team to gather more support

    Observer Monday, 15 January 2024 04:59 AM

    This is a very good and essential fact. This guy has a vision. We all have to support him for the sake of the country.

    AKD to Shadow Ministers Now Monday, 15 January 2024 04:20 PM

    Gota to had a vision. Unfortunately his advisors

    Sandy Monday, 15 January 2024 05:57 AM

    Yeah , employ goons who will burn vehicles and protect you.

    Banda Monday, 15 January 2024 06:20 AM

    Rajitha Senaratne, was the MP that requested SUPER LUXURY vehicles for ALL members of parliament a few years ago at tax payer expense. Google: Car wars: Yes we want'em - Breaking News

    Gambatta Monday, 15 January 2024 06:25 AM

    Who is this "we" in rescuing the country from white people? What have the JVP done to to rescue the country?

    Anil Monday, 15 January 2024 06:27 AM

    Someone should tell this guy that they can not solve the problems of the country by reducing the presidential security and bringing so called “stolen” money. OK to speak to rural villagers, but they have to get more educated, even before addressing educated people.

    Students united front Monday, 15 January 2024 06:45 AM

    Power to you brother, you have the support of majority of university students the criminal politicians hate.

    Ashad Dole Monday, 15 January 2024 06:54 AM

    YES ! The JVP set very good examples in 1971 and in the period 1988/89, which is always remembered by the people especially by those families whose loved ones were KILLED. Loved ones were killed for doing their jobs like driving public transport, keeping shops open, and going about their daily chores during the JVP introduced illegal curfews. People will also remember their destruction of public property like buses, transformers, tea factories etc. It is believed that a Leopard will not change it's spots and the same is of the JVP too.

    Mithun Kumar Monday, 15 January 2024 01:40 PM

    Come on Dole. Stop fear mongering. Most Sri Lankans are now dying of hunger. You cant judge a person by their fathers actions. If so every party is responsible for horrible actions.

    Anil Monday, 15 January 2024 07:23 AM

    Since I am well aware of how these thugs are misusing public funds with their families and henchmen, my vote goes to you. Keep your promise or else you too face the consequences.

    Anura Nanayakkara Monday, 15 January 2024 07:28 AM


    Mk Monday, 15 January 2024 07:51 AM

    Aney palayang yanna. You and your obsession with security fleets and files and folders lol

    Bernard Jayatilake Monday, 15 January 2024 08:03 AM

    Will you expropriate all the assets and hidden money of the former ruler and his extended family members both incountry and abroad and settle the IMF loan and insrtalments in lieu of taxes imposed on the people?

    Gihan Monday, 15 January 2024 08:15 AM

    He wants people to trust him that "We have a long term plan to create a stable economy”. A very bold statement from someone from a party that supported the destruction of the economy in the 70's and 80's, and more recently when the orchestrated chaos and panic during the early stages of the economic crisis. It was all done by them in the quest for power. A pack of wolves in sheep's clothing.

    Sambo Monday, 15 January 2024 08:28 AM

    They should also be kicked out from the houses pay a small allowance and that's it and nothing. These politicians are like maggots eating the little wealth of the country.

    melville perera Monday, 15 January 2024 08:29 AM

    estimated at over 200 state of the of the art vehicles allotted for the head of state leave alone quota for heads of the armed forces. were'nt most of them brutally bumped off, worse even those in retirement or thrown out of the political arena are still provided with state security and living in clover self armed at that!!! What a waste of public funds for unwanted protection. Funny the IMF overlooked this "valuable" waste against the backdrop of the economic disaster the people are facing created by these bunch of fraudsters who are licking each others boots shamelessly seeking election again. Disgusting to say the least

    Nihon Sudda Monday, 15 January 2024 08:46 AM

    The country needs this! Hail AKD!!

    Gabriella Monday, 15 January 2024 08:59 AM

    These comments by Anura prove that the JVP/NPP have a Meeharak mentality. They “rescued” the country from the White man ? If not for the British; Sri Lanka would not have a railway line to Kandy. Tea and Rubber plantations introduced during colonial times have had productivity decimated after nationalisation. The country is now bankrupt. Many people are now lamenting this “rescue”. The realisation that a race (Sinhalese) with self-interest and corruption embedded in their DNA, should never been given the “reins of power” has become widespread amongst the community. If the truth be told: the country needs to be rescued from these ( JVP/NPP) “paddy cultivators”, whose current “honesty” is only due to lack of opportunity. Let’s hope the JVP/NPP acquire some contemporary acumen and sophistication ASAP !!!

    Eshan Monday, 15 January 2024 02:20 PM

    Well said.

    C Fernando Wednesday, 17 January 2024 12:37 PM

    Spot on. Very correct. Commentors in DM think that just because he says he's going to do away with the Presidential security and vehicle fleet, he's the perfect person to run the country. Why doesn't he tell us about his economic and foreign policies? We are part of an inter-connected global economy. Does the NPP have the knowledge and expertise to navigate such a complex global world for the benefit and well-being of the citizens. He's only talking about petty little things like the Presidential security detail and vehicle fleet and all our modays are singing hosanna to him. What is his take on the bigger picture??

    Faizal Monday, 15 January 2024 09:18 AM

    R.W 43% A.k.d 36% S. P 17%

    Biggest Aragalaya if Nothing Done Monday, 15 January 2024 01:08 PM

    If he doesn’t implement what he says during election period, he’ll see the consequences of a bigger Aragalaya.

    Felix Tuesday, 16 January 2024 08:18 AM

    Where is the 2/3rd majority Pohottuwa still holding strong?

    Nishantha Abeysinghe Monday, 15 January 2024 09:20 AM

    Way to go. NPP should be talking more about the present abuse of power by corrupt politicians. They should be held accountable once they assume power. Many people will support this view.

    Sri Wickrema Monday, 15 January 2024 09:25 AM

    It is a must. And recall all the security personnel deployed to protect so called VIPs.

    Nimal Monday, 15 January 2024 09:26 AM

    Way to go! Let us get rid of this wretched regime for good.

    Jude Monday, 15 January 2024 09:39 AM


    Don Monday, 15 January 2024 10:01 AM

    He's following the footsteps of Mahinda in order to deceive people to get votes.

    SCRnajithA Monday, 15 January 2024 10:03 AM

    The security increased to Head of the state and other ministers due to Inserraction started in 1971 by JVP and then by Tigers targetting MPs. Even during the 2022 Struggle when a MP was brutally killed indpite of Police protection. Yes we must reduce the Security Apparatus of all in a systamatic manner and not overnight as suggested by AKD to mislead the voters. Hope AKD his not displaying his immaturity matters related to governing the country.

    Dileepa Monday, 15 January 2024 02:25 PM

    Thanks for this reminder. We Sri Lankan's have short memories. Lest we forget.

    mohandev Monday, 15 January 2024 10:24 AM

    Another typical 75 years of political lies or chanda gundus ! not a word abt ending the presidency (must be impatient to enjoy it) that has been final winner against aragalaya flop even after millions of $$$ being pumped in, aney mehema moda ratak, voters sure to fall for this again

    Liberal Thinker Monday, 15 January 2024 10:38 AM

    Well! Well! why not remove the Presidential System of Government and go for the Westminster style Parliament which we all had before JR played havoc on this country?

    Qed Monday, 15 January 2024 03:15 PM

    England has an monarch hence the westminister system. All others countries have a president.

    Tonga Monday, 15 January 2024 11:03 AM

    What rubbish is this liar and joker talking.... to begin with he would never come to power!!!

    Kabir Hashim Monday, 15 January 2024 11:12 AM

    Dissolve in acid ? What a mutt.

    Kumara Choksanada Monday, 15 January 2024 11:13 AM

    Anura and Sajith are both capital kotiraja pawns.

    DOT Monday, 15 January 2024 11:16 AM

    I can remember well thatI wrote a letter siting thar " If I become the president ". Its a day dream. At least for me !

    Voter Monday, 15 January 2024 11:17 AM

    Sounds great….both UNP and SLFP have ruled if not ruined this country since independence and both failed…so we have nothing to lose let’s give ADK a chance to see whether he can at least arrest corruption, waste and nepotism from top to bottom…..

    Grobr Monday, 15 January 2024 11:25 AM

    When please¡ is it in this decade or thereafter? If next decade RW would have peacefully on his own. Until then you cannot shake him with all your proposals. GROBR

    saman Monday, 15 January 2024 11:30 AM

    These are visionary leaders that this country need, not thief's.

    Suresh perera Monday, 15 January 2024 11:40 AM

    Don't crack jokes. Mr Kumara. You have word power. Pls share your action plans for SL. Also few days back one members said they are scared whether Chief Justice will remain there to sworn for Mr. Kumara. I don't know that person has read the constitution once even. President can sworn in front of any Supreme Court judge request through Speaker as per constitution. Also that person one time said that NPP ready to accept any political person or leader for NPP they are not considering about there background. So NPP ready to accept any kind person now. Tks

    Nobody Monday, 15 January 2024 11:49 AM

    Why bring security detail to Galle face to dissolve? Seriously!!! … this comment says lot about this joker.. never done a job or run a business and his strategy is bringing people to galle face.. good luck to SL if he comes to power.. People will start to think Gota was better.. lolz

    Ruwan Monday, 15 January 2024 11:50 AM

    This idiot plans to create a stable economy AFTER doing a lot of other things. By the time he gets to stabilising the economy, we will all be dead by starvation. Such is his meager knowledge of the country's situation.

    Varuna Monday, 15 January 2024 02:22 PM

    Nice observation. Spot on!

    Ram Monday, 15 January 2024 11:54 AM

    Good words, If elected we need action. Politicians pension too must be scrapped

    sam Monday, 15 January 2024 12:10 PM

    Good ideas. Will they practice?

    ANTON Monday, 15 January 2024 12:24 PM


    Eper Monday, 15 January 2024 12:43 PM

    Your’ll are the servants of the people and should work tirelessly for the betterment of its citizens (as practiced in developed countries).What is the assurance

    Jega Monday, 15 January 2024 01:54 PM

    If you are really concerned about the excess security of the president and the former presidents file case in the supreme court about the waste of money. Let the court decide whether such as a security is needed or not . Some former presidents or also need security because they have risked their lives and took decisions to order for different actions to safeguard the country. What is the point in telling all these things before becoming a president? Many president told similar things before becoming presidents to get votes of innocent people. Once elected they never kept their word. Most importantly, you don't have any solid plans to solve the issues of the country. Only foolish people will believe you and vote for you.

    Dee Monday, 15 January 2024 02:01 PM

    Typical minor staff thinking! Why boss needs a office? When boss need a car with driver? He can come and work like us! Why is he a boss? We all can be bosses! All you fools using cars and commenting here, vote and see what happens?

    Prabhu Kulasingham Monday, 15 January 2024 08:53 PM

    Shows your slave mentality that had been ramped through your head. Come out of it and live as a free and equal man. Not master and slave.

    SJB is Disappointing Monday, 15 January 2024 02:16 PM

    People are feed up with SJB taking previous party politicians who contributed to the current economic situation. Your party has a better chance now

    Troy Monday, 15 January 2024 05:44 PM

    Lal Kantha had said NPP has no problem taking in anybody to their folds.For power they will do anything.

    Lion Monday, 15 January 2024 02:32 PM

    We are sure that NPP will deliver what they have promised to the country. They have no connection of what so ever with corrupt politicians.if Sajith has said this no one in this country believes it. We should all get together to bring these people to power. That is the only salvation for this country.

    nobody Monday, 15 January 2024 03:01 PM

    are you for real?... people have forgotten what this bunch did in 70s then 80s and even during Aragalaya.. How many Uni students had to forgo years of there youth due to this set of goons creating problems at Unis... How many times have unis had to close!!! the distruction JVP has done to SL is either equal or more than what Rajapakse clan has done...

    Tom Monday, 15 January 2024 05:42 PM

    NPP has no plan for the problem. They are also inexperienced. Also, there is not a single country that has developed on socialist theories or policies.

    Democrat Monday, 15 January 2024 02:47 PM

    People believe in him , his track record as a minister for 1 1/2 years speaks volumes of his dedication to work honesty bring best to achieve results. The secretaries he selected under his ministries were quite exemplary. He never selected party stalwarts which all the ministers do today ..He selected the best in the sector and never employed party henchmen. Before criticizing him go in to facts and details of the man . If he had done anything wrong or had resorted to corruption ,people like kappam rane, mahindanda, Lanza , Johnston with all the others on one side and the SJB and SLFP UNP boys on the other side will tear him to pieces.

    Lk Monday, 15 January 2024 02:54 PM

    Definitely they will do what they say and they will not break their promises as MR and Co do

    Last chance Monday, 15 January 2024 03:25 PM

    I am not a politician ,in all my life I have voted for these parties starting from LSSP, then SLFP, then UNP again Chandrika of SLFP then M R of SLFP then SF then My 3 then Sajith thinking under Gotha democracy would not prevail. For me now it’s crystal clear who ever comes from these parties it is pretty sure they will do what ever possible to fatten themselves and leased bothered about the country. So this time I will vote for NPP and do what ever possible to get them to power even involved in campaigning which I have never done in my life. This is battle between corrupt and un corrupt we all must get together to defeat the evil which ruined our country.

    Last chance Monday, 15 January 2024 03:47 PM

    Dee , Read what they say carefully ,study the one and half of years of their work as ministers . They say very clearly corruption is one of the main factors which hinder economic development of a country and we are experiencing it to day. So don’t disseminate statement made by them partly to create suspicions among people.they have a big plan ,above all one fact is very clear that they are not rouges so they will not misuse public money.

    Tom Monday, 15 January 2024 04:17 PM

    Scrapping President's security is not going to save this country. Give us your economic plan for the country.

    Jathimamaya Yakka Tuesday, 16 January 2024 07:47 PM

    It will save at least Rs 1000 billion.

    Pullma Dingalinga Monday, 15 January 2024 04:46 PM

    Could you see this “Gamaya” ( AKD) in a sarong attending CHOGM trying to be presidential. Just picture the scenario if you want a laugh.

    Pullma Dingalinga Monday, 15 January 2024 04:46 PM

    Could you see this “Gamaya” ( AKD) in a sarong attending CHOGM trying to be presidential. Just picture the scenario if you want a laugh.

    Royb Monday, 15 January 2024 04:52 PM

    This is a very good move please do God will bless you even the lavish pension and other perks they enjoy for nothing Certainly ADK we can solve without going to IMF once we seized their properties get the stolen dollars and completely cut the lavish spending. Please do this and you are hero

    Chris Monday, 15 January 2024 04:55 PM

    You have the ex army and militants so you don't need security. Just focus on the economy not useless things like a security detail. Shows how much you know about governing.

    Buddhist Monday, 15 January 2024 05:04 PM

    Sri Lanka has gone through so much, there is nothing wrong in trying out NPP for at least 4 years.

    Volker Metzger Monday, 15 January 2024 05:06 PM

    The individual aspects and initial measures of his policy mentioned by Anura Kumara are a beginning to relieve and eliminate the needs and deprivations of the majority of the population! They don't yet say anything about his programs and concepts for promoting and stabilizing the economy, eliminating corruption and permanently debt relief for the country!!! He will only be able to start and enforce his new beginning in politics with stable majorities, and that means with reliable allies (coalitions), selected good ministers and high-quality advisors! The big question mark remains his personality!!! Does he have the stature and stature to be president!???

    NV Jen Monday, 15 January 2024 07:25 PM

    Intentions are good, but many are still reluctant to trust you in the absence of spelling out your economic, social, foreign policies as well as the solution for the ethnic issue. Also will you continue to stand with your comrades to continue to support the bleeding state owned enterprises instead of embarking on restructuring?

    TAX PAYER Monday, 15 January 2024 07:48 PM


    Fake opposition Monday, 15 January 2024 10:08 PM

    Hay Anura, why don't we see your son or the children of the other members of JVP in your political surroundings? They know that you are not going to form a government. They are more than happy about the money you guys earn from "acting job" right?

    Volker Metzger Monday, 15 January 2024 10:24 PM

    The individual aspects and initial measures of his policy mentioned by Anura Kumara are a beginning to relieve and eliminate the needs and deprivations of the majority of the population! They don't yet say anything about his programs and concepts for promoting and stabilizing the economy, eliminating corruption and permanently debt relief for the country!!! He will only be able to start and enforce his new beginning in politics with stable majorities, and that means with reliable allies (coalitions), selected good ministers and high-quality advisors! The big question mark remains his personality!!! Does he have the stature and leadership skills to be president!???

    Banda Tuesday, 16 January 2024 04:33 AM

    We are with you NPP

    Bandu Tuesday, 16 January 2024 04:54 AM

    The question should be how are you going to fix the economy and corruption. JVP has no answers, their backward socialist ideas will bring misery to population. Remember 1970s ...

    Graham De Silva Tuesday, 16 January 2024 07:05 AM

    Is that the best and most important thing that AKD can do for the Sri Lankans? How Stupid!

    Prabhath Perera Tuesday, 16 January 2024 09:11 AM

    All politicians love the country and its people when they are in Opposition or not in power. When they come to the power they will do anything to gain "something for the family". JVP may get rid of Presidential or Prime Minister's security details and vehicles but channel them into terrorise people in a another version of White Van Culture of Rajapakse Regimes, to gete what JVP leaders want. If the leaders are sincere and abide by the law, then it is really good for the Country and its People.

    Cuba mania Tuesday, 16 January 2024 09:37 AM

    AKD will also close down southern expressway as it is good for nothing except "transporting Ambul thiyal from mathara to colombo" as he strongly believes...

    Cuba mania Tuesday, 16 January 2024 09:37 AM

    AKD will also close down southern expressway as it is good for nothing except "transporting Ambul thiyal from mathara to colombo" as he strongly believes...

    dulan de silva Tuesday, 16 January 2024 12:53 PM

    AKD says a simple thing to win hearts and votes of Hamabantota women! What stupid responses by so many people who think they are poliically educated!

    Nm Tuesday, 16 January 2024 02:24 PM

    AKD has resorted to dirty fighting without concentrating on core issues. So far they have not given their economic plan.

    Troy Tuesday, 16 January 2024 01:26 PM

    So, AKD has finally opened his economic plan to save us.!

    Gy Tuesday, 16 January 2024 02:32 PM

    Do you want a repetition of what you went through GR govt??? JVP led government will see to it.

    Zee Wednesday, 17 January 2024 09:38 AM

    My vote is for the one who will. 1. Scrap the Executive Presidential system. 2. Amend the Electoral System - One Man One Vote. No to nominated MP.

    Tonga Wednesday, 17 January 2024 11:25 AM

    This liar AKD style of governing is holding a gun to our heads and do what we say. We were not born yesterday we remember the 1971, 1987, 88

    Zee Thursday, 18 January 2024 09:37 PM

    What is your stand on the Executive Presidential System? Hybrid Electorall System?

    Tissa Fernando Friday, 19 January 2024 12:12 AM

    The right words are not 'once elected' . The right words are 'if at all elected.

    Nivisir Friday, 19 January 2024 05:29 AM

    If those who rubbish the NPP, saying it has no policies on business/education/health, if they could bother to read the NPP policy document, they would get some idea. If those who rubbish the NPP saying it’s all empty words/pretty talk/ dumb talk, does this mean the words of others from Dharmishta Samajaya of JR in 1977 onwards and words of Ranil/Rajapaksha only is authentic and wise. If those who rubbish NPP saying it did not take on power after Aragalaya, if only they can bother themselves to learn what Sajith and NPP said at the time. NPP offered to take power, provided the power is vested in an interim cabinet whittled down to a handful of ministers and holding elections after one year of stability to give public a chance to choose a government of their preference. Looking at some of the comments it’s not difficult to understand why we are where we are.

    Waco Friday, 19 January 2024 05:30 AM

    Tri Forces must understands that this Pin-President who has no mandate to sit in that Chair , with the power of the Tri Forces and the police keeping the people quiet. This man is running the entire country. Funds received under loans he with his catchers spending to go round the world. The Next President how is he going to repay these loans? This Pin - President is doing this purposely, knowing that he will never came back to power, and make things extremely difficult to his successor.

    Psycho Friday, 19 January 2024 06:24 AM

    Proof of laxative is in shitting.

    Smh Friday, 19 January 2024 04:53 PM

    This is how they start. They won't stop there but will come after every single citizen. JVP memories from 1980s. If anyone supports this ideology you'll were probably not born in that era to know better than to support this kind of powers.

    Rathnavali Saturday, 20 January 2024 11:23 AM

    Absolutely right! It is a phrase used to get in the foolish majority voters and they always fall for it. The 6.9M who voted for "Save the Country" slogan are now falling for " Free from Corruption" slogan and if AKD and the gang gets elected, we will have another economic disaster! 'Try someone else' is the most foolish idea that people experiment with. Instead they should explore 'Replace good representatives with the bad' when election time comes around irrespective of the party.

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