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19 April 2010 11:09 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jamila Najmuddin in Nawalapitiya

Controversial UPFA candidate and government Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has charged that three government ministers were among those responsible for the polls in the Nawalapitiya electorate being annulled and a re-poll being called tomorrow.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online on the eve of the re-poll the Minister noted that these three government Ministers together with the opposition UNP and JVP gave false information resulting in the Elections Commissioner calling for a re-poll in Nawalapitiya.

“I say this with responsibility that three of our very own Government Ministers together with the UNP and JVP are behind the move to call for a re-poll,” Minister Aluthgamage said just minutes before meeting Parliamentarian elect and the son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa who was visiting Nawalapitiya.

An agitated Aluthgamage said that he will be taking up the issue with the UPFA party leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as the party secretary and will also publicly address the issue after 21 April.

Speaking on the re-poll scheduled for tomorrow in Nawalapitiya, the Minister said that tight security was in place for the election and urged the public to exercise their franchise and vote and also show the country that the poll is being conducted free and fair. (Daily Mirror online)


  Comments - 18

  • Monday, 19 April 2010 12:33 PM

    When human beings behave like animals, anything is possible. Politics has reached the lowest level of human behaviour. Politicians is the scum of the earth in Sri Lanka and you better believe this is true!

    Monday, 19 April 2010 06:06 PM

    Dear Mahindananda, surely you will emerge No.1, in the Kandy district, by this time tomorrow, and all the conspiracies against you, will be well exposed. 'Jayawewa' to you!

    Monday, 19 April 2010 04:05 PM

    dear voters in have witnessed all that happened....this is the only moment you get to talk to a;s you who have all the's your duty to reject these type of thug MP's forever..use your vote wisely..

    Monday, 19 April 2010 03:15 PM

    The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter. - F.Scott Fitzgerald -

    Monday, 19 April 2010 03:02 PM

    Members of Parliament should behave extremely well both outside and inside Parliament....they should be models for others to follow...people should not send thugs & corrupt individuals to parliament...

    Monday, 19 April 2010 02:54 PM

    Mr. Aluthgamage, the general public know the real situation, please, do not try male poolish the citizen. Please recorrect your mitakes and try to behave like a civilized man. Try to learn good practises from other politicians, even from. Dr. Mervin Silva.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 02:22 PM

    Throughout this election campaign, one could see man eating man and man behaving like animal from the UPFA camp. So, the happenings in Nawalapitiya are nothing new. Either it is a case of robbing one's "Manape" or conspiring to defeat one's own colleague. This is the new culture of Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 01:09 PM

    I was in Nawalipitiya in January 2010. I live in the UK over 25 years and born in Kandy. I also attended the event hosted by Mr Aluthgame to President in Nawalapitiya. I feel it’s very unfair to throw accusations at Mr Aluthgame without any evidence. For me he is a decent hardworking local MP who has the heart in the right place.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:59 PM

    sure it is non other than the Minster with Beard.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 11:51 AM


    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:25 PM

    Damage is done MR.Aluthgamage

    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:23 PM

    It seems to me that this man also another Marvin.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:19 PM

    No explanation required- your face tells it all-

    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:19 PM

    Mihindanda, accept the fact, the three cross overs from the UNP have taken over the SLFP. So the fate of us SLFpers is written on the wall. SB, Kehaliya and Ammungama are more important than us SLFPers

    Monday, 19 April 2010 12:00 PM

    We all very well know about you and your capabilities. Have seen many times on televisions as how you behave.

    Monday, 19 April 2010 11:56 AM

    Hurray !!!

    Monday, 19 April 2010 11:52 AM

    DIG Election, take action based on his statement. Will you?

    Monday, 19 April 2010 11:51 AM

    nawalpitiya was one of the most peaceful town until till irreponsible polticians emarged from outside Nawalapitiya town

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