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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message to those who attended the massive rally in Nugegoda on Wednesday urging him to return to active politics said he could not ignore the hands of honour and affection extended to him by the people and the leadership forces of the UPFA led by the SLFP.
The message read out to the applause of a large crowd by former ambassador and academic Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka said: “I would like to emphasise that I cannot ignore the aspirations of the people who think about the country and had dedicated themselves for the country. I would like to state again that I would embrace with honour and comradely the hands of comradeship extended by the people and the leadership forces of the UPFA led by the SLFP.”

The message said that the thing he told the people who came to meet him was that what he suffered was not a defeat but the result of a conspiracy.

“I do not hesitate to accept the defeat as a defeat because it is not new to me and disgrace is not new to me either. Even jail is not new to me. All of you know that I have undergone all of them for your sake,” he said in the message.

He said that what the country was experiencing today was not a defeat but the outcome of the conspiracy against the country. 

“This is clear when you consider the two-thirds majority of the Opposition in parliament. I challenge the opponents of the country to state that they had obtained a great victory with their heads straight. I emphasise to them that enjoying the benefits of a shrewd agenda is not a victory,” he said.

Meanwhile, speaking at the rally, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said they called on the people who were disgusted by voting for the ‘Swan’ to come forward to make Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime minister to save the country from the clutches of the Western forces.

“The creation of a federal government is imminent in the country and the unitary state of the country is in danger under the present government. We must make Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime minister to save the country. We will go to every city with this national struggle to achieve that goal,’ he told some thousands of supporters.

Due to the rally, the roads passing through Nugegoda junction were closed for few hours, as the thousands of supporters filled the roads.

The rally was organised to promote former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the UPFA prime ministerial candidate at the next general elections.

Mr. Weerawansa said what existed the country today was not a national government but Ranil’s government, where Maithripala Sirisena was president in name only.

“If this is Sirisena’s government why are SLFPers being attacked and transferred? This is not a Sirisena government,” he said.

He said that for country to be properly governed and developed, Mahinda Rajapaksa should be made the prime minister, adding that he did not lose and would never be defeated.

Mr. Weerawansa said the government had deceived the government servants by promising to increase their salaries by Rs. 10 000 but had failed to do so while reducing the prices of inessential items even though they had promised to reduce the prices of essential items.

“No one will be able to stop this peoples’ force by mudslinging campaigns and insults. Mahinda Rajapaksa is living in Medamulana.

He has no place to live in Colombo. He did not earn property but he earned people.  people have lost faith in the government in 30 days how will things be after the next 40 days?” he asked.

Mr. Weerawansa said the government was making false allegations against the previous government regarding corruption but had not been able to prove any of them.

“Where are the helicopters, Lamborghinis and golden horses they spoke of? They keep on saying my wife would be arrested but they have not even taken a statement from her,” he said.

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila said it was the day when Provincial Councilor Azath Salley would leave politics as he had promised to do so if 5000 people came to the rally.

Mr. Gammanpila said a separatist agenda was in operation under the pretext of 100 day programme and said they had predicted before the election that if Maithri won it would be the victory of the LTTE.

He said that they pressed the government to accept that the LTTE was raising its head again.

Mr. Gammanpila said the country which was rescued from the LTTE were being looted by the Western forces and the LTTE was raising its head again and requested Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to politics to protect the country.

MPs Vasudeva Nanayakkara andDinesh Gunawardane, along with Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila and number of UPFA MPs (including T.B. Ekanayake, C.B. Rratnayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Vidura Wickremenayake and Jayantha Ketagoda) had come to attend the rally. Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and WP-PC members, including Upali Kodikara and Roger Seneviratne, were also present.(Ajith Siriwardane)

  Comments - 98

  • Laiith De Silva Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:10 PM

    Yes! Yes! You must come back for the sake of people in Sri Lanka, Rob as much as possible with your family members. Let the country to go to the most hot place.

    Voter Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:43 PM

    LTTE symphatisers around the world trying their best to stop MR

    johan Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:33 PM

    We have to wait and see. The fish fallen to the frying pan has to fall onto thefire.

    Senator Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:27 PM

    M.R. should never have come into power after the war.That was his only job,to free SRILANKA OF THE TERRORISTS, WHICH HE DID. Example -Winston Churchill.

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:23 PM

    Mr. MR,Be warned of those blood suckers who want to bleed your remaining wealth under the pretext of election campaign.

    Lkcricket Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:22 PM

    Please remember you are only one mouth and nearly million that can talk the real truth voted for him. i m sure if he comes and contest for premiership with Ranil or MY

    Dayawathie Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:21 PM

    Mahinda Rajapakse mahathata Jayawewa.

    boris Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:58 PM

    Sorry, they will only come back as a whole packet...

    Mamamal Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:35 PM

    Not sure why some people are so... scared of MR? They might be upset to the crowds yesterday in Nugegoda.

    Draconian Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:26 PM

    What a country of fools we have!! I am talking about the people who attended this rally. Even after all the Plunder and Corruption of this family and its coiterie of crooks, they still act as if they want this great Ali Baba MR back in government ? This is incredibly so very stupid.

    Jeramy Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:19 PM

    You idiots still talk about robbery having failed to prove a single allegation. Shameless!

    Maya Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:18 PM

    Prime Minister.Ah, if only they change the law and call an election.No point in dancing for the likes of po local orphans such as Werawansa, Nanayakara and Gaminpilla.

    Eds Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:11 PM

    For the lovers of the thief, stealing, corruption mantra : sorry your slogan is out dated now, by your own inaction !

    Xfernando Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:49 PM

    Greed has no limits! After stealing $5.38 Billion dollars, he still wants more... Disgusting....

    R. JAYASINGHE Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:08 PM

    This exercise was not with any love for MR but a gang of bancrupt jokers who find its difficult to stand on their legs. Political leadership given fot the removal of terrorism from this land by Mr should be recognized. But it should not give him a lilcense to plunder the country the way has done. As much as his first act was patriotic the second act is treason. In addition to robing the country the waste and mismanagement and using state property for political activity in billions is unpardonable. He destroyed Democracy in this country by tampering with democratic institutions. After defeating terrorism he had no vision for the country. He was the second leader next to JR who got a fine opportunity to settle the issues concerning the minoroties.. Instead he chose to depend on Sinhala chauvanism. The gang of Four trying to get him back without any concern for the country and the people should be fisrt erased from the political secene. Please do not make this country a further mess. The damage you have done is not easilly repairable.

    Eds Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:07 PM

    Right and ranil is just doing his job for sheer love of the country!

    The Light Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:07 PM

    "Countries like USA have gained the upper hand"???? you have no idea of what you are talking about. USA will ALWAYS have the upper hand whether you like it or not because that is a fact. No other country plans as far ahead as USA which is why they are still the most powerful nation in the world (fact). Our foreign policy options as far USA (and other big shots) are concerned are:1. Be against USA and consistently condemn US actions in every possible forum. 2. Be neutral at all times.3. Tag alongside USA by cooperating with them and supporting all their actions.If you are smart and a true patriot you have only one option. That is option number 3. It may initially portray an image which suggests that SL is lacking a backbone but anyone who can think long term will realize that it is only tactical. There is so much more a country can achieve by having the backing from USA (fact). The UNP government is far from perfect but their diplomacy towards US and any other nation for that matter is quite important for our survival, salvation and liberation from poverty. One must try to understand the true meaning of Politics - Generally "bad politics" will lead to war and economic instability where as "good politics" will lead peace and economic prosperity.All in all, what is clearly evident is that the events that occurred in the past few months at a Political level is monumental. All those who is aware of the "Game" must applaud or at least respect the mannerism by which the former government was toppled by the opposition (even general Sun Tzu - Author of "Art of War" would be impressed if he were still alive).

    Maggy Saldin Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:47 PM

    I am appalled at what is happening in SL today in the name of good governance. We currently have a parliament in which sits a UPFA majority, who do not govern. Instead we have a UNP minority with a mere 40 seats fielding a PM and a cabinet and governing the country with no mandate from the people and on the sole authority of a president who has a mandate from a third party. This situation totally contravenes our Constitution. why in gods name does not the majority in parliament challenge this bizarre situation.Coming to matters relating to the fiasco regarding the judiciary, we have a former CJ duly impeached by parliament reinstated on the grounds that the process was flawed and the removal of an incumbent C J from office by rabble rousers without any process at all. These were the same rabble rousers who protested against the way in which the former CJ was removed. The removal of the current CJ reminds one of the way in which sheriffs were hired and fired by gun toting hooligans in the Wild West films we saw when we were children.The current govt promised the Government Servants a pay increase of Rs 10,000, now we find that is not an increase in pay that will eventually impact favorably on EP F and other such benefits but a mere alloance that can be withdrawn at any time and has no impact on EPF and other benefits. Further more this creates a unfair differential in the take home pay of G S and private sector employees. The Adhoc UNP govt of today that subscribes to free market policies fight shy of imposing any restrictions on the private sector. This leaves private sector employees to the mercy of profit orientated corporations and subject to employment as casual labour with no benefits or redress. If this is the good governance we can expect please Mr Rajapake come back and save us

    raj Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:33 PM

    they all have stinking dirty hands. suits you, big guy.

    Bala Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:24 PM

    Over 50% of those 5.8Mil who voted did not know the extent of his robbery as they were swayed by glib talk. But now they know

    Jaya Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:24 PM

    All these are acts of MR using his boot lickers to come to power with their staled stories like conspiracies, country get divided etc but all of them and their stooges enjoyed it well but nothing they gave to the ordinary people. Petrol consumption has doubled since the price reduction, this shows how people feel about the new government . Now MR has no place in the SLFP as its in the full control of My3, even before he used It to gets votes but not given any thing to the seniors and gave all to the cross overs from UNP and to his stooges. All gimmicks would fail and good for him grace fully take a good bye.

    moodayoo Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:16 PM

    It is a moral obligation of ture Lankan to protect this island against any form of terrorism. MR is the one who gave clear direction to wipe out those malicious terrorists from the island. MR had a clear vision and determination that are very rare in modern day SL politics.

    Rasanth Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:43 AM

    im guessing 500 million as thats how numbers stand

    lalithsamarasinghe Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:39 AM

    The 40 thieves are trying their best to get back Aali Baba in to action before they lose their loot. 58 lacks of small thieves are cheering them.What a paradise!

    mailman Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:12 AM

    MR how dare you. You call my vote and others who voted for MY3 a conspiracy. Please stay away we dont want you back. via DM Android App

    RANES Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:18 PM


    LOL Friday, 20 February 2015 04:01 PM

    We definitely cannot, and must not ignore the hands, the hands that stole , subdued and strangled us

    LOL Friday, 20 February 2015 03:55 PM

    We definitely cannot and must not ignore the hands, the hands that stole

    Ranga Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:19 PM

    Aney Voter,He was removed by votes of Sti Lankans then what is your issue.Get real. His time is over. Losing 2 years voters given him, was his destiny.

    AB Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:50 PM

    What you have encountered is a revenge of CBK you for what he did to her, By diplomacy not a conspiracy. You learn the basic lesson sir. Start from the nursery again if you want to climb the political ladder with your clans.

    Bala Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:47 PM

    Senaka - you appear not to understand the two Sinhala sayings : 1. Check the situation by putting muttiya like the head

    boris Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:51 PM

    I think we are better off with the present good Government. I disliked the previous situation.

    shyapat Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:32 PM

    This fellow should not be allowed to enjoy his wealth. He should be hanged for treason or sent to jail for life

    johan Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:39 PM

    Do not under estimate MS. he is more powerful than MR, otherwise he would not have contested and won.He will not allowhim to raise his head again,whatever SLFP members say.He has more power for another five years.Since he isnew to a responsible job to put things right.But he will run the countrybetter then MR with democracy

    aB Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:32 PM

    All leaders of nations main aim is prosperity of their country. There are broadly three fronts for the prosperity of nations. The first one is economic policy. The second one is freedom, democracy and rule of law. The third one is foreign policy. Although MR and Co has some achievement in the infrastructure of the country (mainly the roads and highways) they have wasted immensely in projects like MR Matale airport and many others. MR and co have failed miserably in the second front of freedom, democracy and rule of law. They have also failed miserably in the foreign policy. They only had China in their side. MR could not even have a good relationship with our close neighbour India. They even had a ‘Look Africa’ foreign policy which took us nowhere except to Uganda. Look what the mighty India did for the last independent day. They invited Barack Obama as their chief guest to have a good relationship with the super power US. We were isolated from the whole world because of MR and Co ‘s foreign policy. Even after defeat of LTTE, MR and co failed to bridge the north and south as a united country. We may be two nations but we are one country. MR’s narrow mind and arrogance is the main reasons for all these failures. MR lacks basic instinct, has failed miserably in all fronts, has lost the mandate of the people and it’s the time for him to gracefully retire from politics.

    Kumar Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:31 PM

    time to call it quits dear sir, will do a world of good - to you, your family and the 40 thieves. Please do a p o q and enjoy the stolen wealth before your called to account

    chris Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:26 PM

    Weerewansa is a very strange man ..sri lanka as ALL countries cannot live in isolation ..this man needs to get out more ..or read more ..and shut up more

    Nihal Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:14 AM

    There are enough fools in this country to be enticed by MR’s pseudo-patriotism and empty rhetoric about safeguarding the country against foreign conspiracies, claiming sole ownership to war victory, etc. etc. Now that he is not in power we are unearthing evidence of his misdoings, corruption, murders and how he and his family plundered national wealth of the country, which a true patriot would never do. It is a question of people’s ability to understand the truth and not be swayed by glib talk of rabble-rousers who are not interested in a peaceful and united Sri Lanka.

    Maya Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:50 PM

    Come on man, you do not need be appalled.If UNP plays the game of MR, the UPFA members will jump the ship and majority will be with UNP. Fact is they do not want the election to be called now and if they do so they will lose pension which is available only if they complete 5 years and also many will not win.So appericiate the best governance.

    Hussain Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:35 PM

    Ratey modayo innakal ohelata chande dinanna puluwang. Merenakota hitheyi aparadey horakang kale kiyala. thanhawa epaa bedala kanna.

    senaka Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:27 PM

    and you are a sleepwalker, right?

    senakak Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:24 PM

    MR was the best president of all time and he still and going to be the same man that no one could fight against. his return is imminent and it would be best for the country and its nation regardless of race, color or religion.

    K. C. John Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:01 PM

    Believe it or not, this is exactly what the 5.8 million who voted for MR wanted for this country!

    Justin Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:58 PM

    "Massive crowd"came to see the crooks who plundered the country. That is not hands of friendship. Weerawansa had much to plunder raising racism against Tamils. UPFA will soon be eliminated with nothing to have and all the cohorts ending in mprison.

    wickremasinghe Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:34 PM

    Tell me one country that has developed , with out a STRONG leader within the last twenty years ?The present President is a very nice man, but not strong enough. Who is running the show now? , This government is not strong ,every one gives different versions .The President goes to India and signs nuclear deals with out the permission of the government .Do we know what we will end up with ( dumping grounds for the nuke: waist ?) .Indians should never be trusted. SO THIS IS WHY WE NEED A VERY STRONG LEADER.

    Jayalath Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:10 PM

    Actually you haven lost the election which is true ,. Therefore you have sole right to come back for politics to reiterate every thing ,but I hope you have learnt a good lesson going after mythology in previous time . So, you have more chance to think of what went wrong in the past and start fresh with Gotha . Unless our country will never go forward . I greatly appreciate the vision that you had to take the country to next level . But the sad side is that you believed every one around you without making an effort to realise what they are really doing . So, I hope you will take next term with more wisely to eradicate the corruption and bring the good governing .

    AB Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:01 PM

    MR GR and GLP mofdayas are too bad for Sri Lanka. Here are fewBelieved in a rouge astrologer but not in people and lost power by calling for an election 2 years ahead of end of his term in office. What a clan of irrational modayas. Failed to bridge the north and south as a one country.even after the defeat of LTTE. Hated by US , EU and India. for his stupidity. Offered position to people not on merits but on loyalty Failed to respect freedom and democracy.and rule of law. No rational thinking but pure intuition Believed in military power not in people power.and many more

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:59 PM

    There are two Sinhala sayings to describe what he is trying to do now: "Muttiya Daala Balanawa" and "Ballallu lawa kos eta baawanawa". Take your pick!

    Freebird Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:50 PM

    Dont be in the group of retired hurt via DM Android App

    Indrapathy Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:32 AM

    Our country is full of mindless buffaloes. Massive corruption and robbery of public money on a stupendous scale is clearly evident. But the people who attended the rally seem to be oblivious to it. What kind of people are they???The people who organized the rally of course have a serious agenda. They are ALL [except Dyan Jayatilleke] under serious suspicion and want to escape it and indulge in more corruption under MR again. MR must be the biggest hypocrite this world has ever seen. The rally organizers come a very close second.

    saha Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:10 AM

    Please do not tarnish your image you are hailed as a hero for defeating LTTE but became zero with the recent elections. DO not go below zero to minus.

    Liyanage Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:06 AM

    He is still gready of power and money

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:49 AM

    The contribution of former president Mahnda Rajapakshe cannot be under estimated. He gave leadership to end the 30 year war. His sons and brothers spoiled his name and fame.

    Alvar Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:45 AM

    SirYou were defeated by ballot not by bullet. Gracefully accept it. It was the diplomacy of the opposition not a conspiracy as you claim. You were hated by the west and the east and by India and by the tamils and the muslims and majority of sinhalese.but loved only by Chinese and Uganda. Better go and settle and retire in Africa as you have no US citizenship like your brothers. Let Sri Lanka breath the democracy and freedom from your dictatorship and family rule.

    to cheers puta, Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:41 AM

    hey cheers I think you got to drive one of the Lamborghinis stop dreaming face the reality no king is king forever MR has the attitude sending white vans behind death as well via DM Android App

    RK Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:39 AM

    UNP is a bunch of thieves, SLFP also is a bunch of thieves. One party thieves and do party thieves but bring freedom.The choice is obvious !

    pissumatta Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:37 AM

    everything is a conspiracy nowadays apparently. and i never understood why these people insist on the Western countries being bad. without them, what the hell are we going to export?

    Anura Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:08 AM

    Sar, (I don;t know how spell real Sir sound in English?)
    In a recent (last year) AlJazeera international interview you called Dayan as "NGO Boy", then how dare you used this NGO Boy to read your message in a important rally like this?

    Ado Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:56 AM

    MR ..If you think you are so innocent why don"t you show the people your wealth and everything...then all the media circus will stop.....Well look like you have some skeleton in your closet. Hmmmmm???

    Ryan Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:53 AM

    You are the only person who took this country to 22nd century

    kk Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:42 AM

    All these UNP loosers are very happy to silent MR

    colin Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:33 AM

    The meeting is Hamlet without the prince

    AMMI Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:10 AM

    MY3 with his my3 yahapalanaya has become very soft on these corrupt culprits. He should have been bold in putting them behind bars for coup and corrupt allegations.

    N. Mithra Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:27 AM

    The organisers, Wimal, Vasidewa, Gommanpila etc are one man bands who need the ex_President to propel them, but the latter does not need them. So enjoy the perks of being an ex-President.

    Bala Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:26 AM

    Liar - this is false : -----and the leadership forces of the UPFA led by the SLFP.”----- The SLFP was not supportive of this rally but only the discredited crooks from all the other parties as they cannot have any future unless led by another crook.

    Fair N Square Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:23 AM

    Dayan probably was reading a document that was not signed by MR.. like what Tissa showed on camera.. Now MR is an ordinary citizen, He should be investigated for murder, crimes against humanity, plundering of wealth etc. He is NOT above the law anymore as he is NOT the current President. He Gota, Basil and Namal should be behind bars already. Had Mahinda won, Ranil, Sobitha Thero, Chandrika, SF and other would have been hauled to jail already or even murdered....

    Concerned Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:09 AM

    You know the taste of power and dictatorship and family business. For the sake of democracy and unity of the country stay away from politics and retire gracefully.There were many thousands gave their lives to the country more than what you gave. You were hated by the world except China. Sri Lanka needs a leader for the whole country but not for the modayas..

    Jeramy Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:59 AM

    You people are the greedy ones. First thing come to mind is money, money, money... And burning in jealousy, always cursing the wealth of others.

    Duminda Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:57 AM

    These Sri Lankans never learn their lessons. Classic 3rd world country show. Some idiots still supporting rough regime. They all waiting for next round UN sanctions, a way to lead another Zimbabwe in Asia. Let these all idiots to taste it, as they asked 4 it.

    Rav Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:05 AM

    Hey "Cheers" - how much MR, Gota or Namal paid you? U stupid fellow !

    sudu Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:28 AM

    I advise you to retire gracefully,instead of trying to be greedy and try to grab power,after all, you have stolen enough wealth,from us the poor tax payers.those who want you back are your henchmen who also gained enough money with your help..

    Euclid Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:48 AM

    Ali Baba said the same.

    Ravindra Ekanayake Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:40 AM

    People of Sri Lanka are intelligent and will not ever dream of voting for MR who is responsible for all large scale corruption and misuse of public funds.

    Cheers Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:05 AM

    MR is a great leader who led from the front may be he had his weaknesses but he had more strength taking the country forward than backwards where all previous heads failed. After the defeat of rajapakse Sri lankan credibility overseas have failed and countries like USA have gained a upper hand as the new govt is too soft and crumble under pressure and no leadership qualities

    LIma Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:10 AM


    shirley Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:00 AM

    drama queens. sin. next election no where to hang on. end of story.

    DP Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:47 AM

    He should be in jail, useless leader who ruined the name of Sri Lanka and dont hide behind the war, that is the job of the govt to solve problems!!! Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:35 AM

    Ha..ha..ha.....feel very sorry dear TONY...

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:30 AM

    This is good for a tele drama with about 20 episodes and what about disciplinary action on the SLFP higher ups who attended the meeting

    AB Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:29 AM

    Sri Lanka needs leaders not dictators. Sri Lanka needs friends in the east and the west not the cheap China and Uganda. Sri Lanka needs Unity and diversity not divide and rule. Sri Lanka need a leader for all sri Lankans including Tamils and Muslims not only for the minority Sinhala modays.MR is defeated by ballots not by bullets. MR is defeated by diplomacy not by conspiracy of the opposition. Sri Lankans need equal opportunity for all not family and friends rule.On total MR is an uneducated modaya.

    Suranga Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 AM

    Corrupted politician ever, plundered national wealth with no other

    roshan Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:26 AM

    robbing is not considered to be a weakness my friend.They are professional and masterminded in plundering the inncocent srilankans earning. He alone did nit win the war, many ,many people supported in wiining the war. he is a rogue and a desathrohi and not desapremi. he bribed LTTE to win the election, he robbed helping hambantota. what else is needed.

    musthafa Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:15 AM

    MR must take control of the country, Ranil never be able to handle west. now what mangala promise to UN will come to know soon . at this moment we knew Ranil agree to work as UN and west countries needs. our heros in danger.

    kan Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:14 AM

    Public is being whitewashed. No one will take any action against past regime, because all the politicians present or past regime must have committed some sort of bribery or corruption in their political life so far.As such do not expect any one to be charged, arrested or punished.

    mack Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:11 AM

    Makes one wonder of the mental dysfunction of those participated in that Want MR back rally via DM Android App

    Lima Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:12 AM


    corncerned Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:55 AM

    Sir, You called the early election, two years before it was due, You sacked the now president, who was in the health sector, you and your famliy have vast wealth, You complain about the west, your brother and family live in the USA? Your son when to Dartmouth Navel school in the UK. You take there money, then are upset. Sir, please retire, enjoy your wealth.

    aB Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:08 AM

    SirYou are defeated by ballots not bullets. You are defeated by diplomacy not by conspiracy. We salute you for defeating LTTE. but we hate you for failing to restore democracy and freedom. we appreciate your leadership but hate your dictatorship and family rule.. You are a dictator hated by the whole word except China and Uganda. Africa is the better place for you to retire.

    lankan Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:01 AM

    Pacha wansege baala katha. Lankans know You & Gommanpila looking for escape route. via DM Android App

    suresh Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:01 AM

    ane mehema thanhawak !

    Hamza Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:55 AM

    Not to retire an enjoy his ill-gotten wealth. He needs to be held accountable and sent to the Hague for war crimes as well because he did order the killing of unarmed and innocent people. He is not a President or a leader. He is a simple thug who deceived most Sri Lankans!

    gayan Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:51 AM

    These bustards cantt survive themselves without MR or popular character.

    Shaul Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:43 AM

    If what you are saying about USA as having taken the upper hand due to the electoral defeat of UPFA, why is then Basil and Gota have American Green Card? You idiot.

    loku tena Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:43 AM

    MR did not sack MY3

    Nimal Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:39 AM

    Country need a leader who can protect the country. Still we cannot see any one with that capability except Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. There fore he should come to the active politics even if it seems like a disgrace. Because country is more important than personal honor.

    TONY Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:32 AM


    pras Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:27 AM

    we want MR back without basil Mervyn duminda sajin & namal. he is our leader always. via DM Android App

    Prince Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:29 AM

    Well said. These henchman does not have a chance of getting back to parliament. With a few votes MR might get they might stand a chance. MR too is greedy to come back so that he can cover his tracks

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