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‘Common candidate’ is a foreign conspiracy: SLFP

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A group of senior members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today described SLFP stalwart Maithripala Sirisena contesting the upcoming Presidential polls as the common candidate against Mahinda Rajapaksa, is part of an international conspiracy to create political instability in Sri Lanka.

These remarks were made during a special media briefing that was convened by the SLFP a short while ago at the party headquarters to which senior SLFP-ers including newly appointed General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and government Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dullas Alahapperuma, Susil Premajayantha and W. M. J. Senevirathne attended.
 “What happened yesterday is a link in the chain of foreign conspiracies that seek to destabilize this country. There have been certain countries that have pumped money into this scheme through their embassies to establish a puppet regime in Sri Lanka. We warn them to put a stop to these activities,” government Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. He said these forces will be revealed in the near future.
Minister Alahapperuma went on to state that Maithripala’s actions are part of a ‘mega teledrama’ that is being directed by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
“Yesterday he made certain pledges including the abolition of Executive Presidency within 100 days of being elected and appointing Ranil as the Prime Minister. Unfortunately, what he has promised is not even constitutionally feasible,” he added.
Meanwhile, government Minister and senior SLFP-er Susil Premajayantha who also spoke at the media briefing today said that there is still scope for UPFA coalition partner – JHU to work with the government and urged them to refrain from being a part of the conspiracy.
He also commented on the stance maintained by the JVP so far concerning the upcoming Presidential polls. “They have stated that the polls are illegal in order to justify their inability to contest at the upcoming elections. But let’s see whether their stance will change following the new political developments – if they do, their credibility will be at stake,” Premajayantha added.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva meanwhile said that SLFP-ers should decide whether to support those who have remained with the party or those who betrayed the party and left. “Maithri has no ethical grounds to remain in the party because during the discussion to select a candidate from UPFA, he raised his hand and agreed to the candidacy of President Rajapaksa,” he added.   
He also said that former Minister Sirisena’s crossover and him competing against President Rajapaksa, is fuelled by personal reasons and not justifiable political reasons. “There are no perfect leaders or political parties. One must know how to survive within a party – our priority should be the party and its cadres,” he added.
Speaking further he said that despite the comments made by the UPFA ministers who crossed over yesterday along with Sirisena about more who are due to follow suit, they are not worried about it. “Irrelevant of who joins or leaves, we will win the upcoming elections because we are strong enough to do so,” he added. (Lakna Paranamanna)


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  • CROW Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:19 AM


    cheers Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:39 AM

    Fully agreed and this is overseas funded to topple govt. So all sri lankans be wise

    stig Sunday, 23 November 2014 04:45 AM

    haha.. everyone who is against the government and its corruption is a foreign conspiracy via DM Android App

    Observer Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:27 AM

    Too funny!! It is hard to swallow the reality!

    Kalu Banda Sunday, 23 November 2014 05:50 AM

    It seems that many of them don't have the backbone.

    Palitha Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:03 AM

    Dear ministers, May I ask a simple question, Who called early presidential election, If MR wants to be in this position he could serve for another two years, Then who initiated this conspiracy? Keep in mind, our majority is not that much foolish.

    Kola Gal Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:49 AM

    For Weerawansa every other thing is a conspiracy. For the world, he himself is a conspiracy!!!

    Ukraine,Syria and Libya Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:12 AM

    Whats happening in the rest of the world is evidence that SLFP is not lying

    FAROOK Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:19 AM

    If you are so confident of winning why all these fuss?

    meranchi Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:20 AM

    Ministers who involve in corruption will only remain. others possible cross over very soon and people need a change very badly .........

    aza Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:41 AM

    This is same old song by these idiots who don't have brains but only fat by cheating all money of poor,and selling country to China. so mostly, sons ,brothers and wives company can become billionaires. Sri Lankan people becomes walking corpses with only bones left with no food.

    nalaka Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:03 AM

    They seem to have just one answer forall

    Abdul_Rahuman Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:14 AM

    "Foreign Conspiracy" myth theory and "Tiger Sympathizer" labeling the opponents are the only tools and weapons that this TROIKA and cronies of its regime has from the day got elected.

    Rahula Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:19 AM

    Dukata Kiyana Kavi!!

    southpaw Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:25 AM

    This is not a Foreign Conspiracy but a movement of change to remove Family Control of the Country .

    nayana Sunday, 23 November 2014 09:13 AM

    Maithripala Sirisena is the Man.. let us vote for him for the god sake. come on all parties lets defeat this head pain

    Mada-Hawa Sunday, 23 November 2014 09:25 AM

    Robbers who robed public funds are scared to go against EKADIPATH PALANAYA. They think we are eating grass and not rice. Do not insult to us

    Muththa Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:05 AM


    mervin de silva Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:14 AM

    Not ready to articulate a more plausible explanation. Dulles has totally lost all credibility and bankrupt in terms of both ploys and policy. Others putting up a front to keep going until they too find their bearings.

    Ram Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:37 PM

    MR is the next president all others are like empty vessel makes more sound.

    GoldenArrow Sunday, 23 November 2014 07:57 PM

    Sorry, there are no International conspiracies. The reasons was corruption (%), bribery, lawlessness, family bandysm and arrogance. This is what people where discussing in clubs, bars and tea boutiques. For a change take you blinkers off.

    DN Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:08 PM

    Common Candidate was selected by our maha sanga. He is not sponsored or funded by Chinese government. It is MR, who distributed cheap Chinese phones among participants to his meeting at temple trees.

    Chandra Sunday, 23 November 2014 09:46 PM

    Who are these people. Can you compare them with Maithri.All these are mere minions. It is sad to find that a party like SLFP have no real men to fight.

    bandula Rathnayake Monday, 24 November 2014 09:13 AM

    Rajapakasa ship is sinking, it is better to get out now than later. Good luck guys.

    bb Monday, 24 November 2014 04:23 PM

    are your in sleep. Do not talk non sense

    hitapang machan Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:16 PM

    This is the peoples conspiracy to dump the Trash via DM Android App

    Ryan Saturday, 22 November 2014 06:59 PM

    100% agreed, this is similar allendale case in bolivia, allendale was killed by cia.

    Zameer F. Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:04 PM

    Brace yourselves, Mada propaganda has already begun!

    lalan Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:05 PM

    Its sad to see these SLFP stalwarts reduced to spouting nonsense to help the regime.

    wise donkey Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:08 PM

    Allende is from Chile and not from Bolivia!

    ChinChin Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:08 PM

    "international conspiracy ", the z,odawansa syndrome. Looks like it is contagious now.

    Senaratne Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:10 PM

    @buffaloaCitizen, you have a very appropriate user/screen name!

    Punchi Singho Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:10 PM

    Usual record being played about foreign conspiracy. via DM Android App

    bb Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:13 PM

    Non sense

    Arjuna Ranawana Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:14 PM

    Hon. Minister who is taking Bana. You could not understand reality of the country. Wait till Jan. 8 what is the conspiracy

    tishan Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:14 PM

    These senior menbers will escape to forign countries after the presidential election.Their ill gotten money and most of the brats are already their.

    Ran Banda Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:17 PM

    Thank yours explaining this.So our only option is to elect MR.People go in numbers and vote MR and his family so that we can defeat this eternal foreign conspiracy.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 22 November 2014 06:58 PM

    Oh realy, in that case how about the claim that MR is a Chinese Conspiracy not only to Sri Lanka but to our neighbor India too!!!

    johan Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:20 PM

    What about neighboring India.People wanted a change .So happened.For Sri Lanka too it is applicable. cannot say foreign conspiracy

    Kay Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:20 PM

    Absolutely true; the West wants us to be a nation with the tail between our legs; but we are NOT SO

    Jay Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:50 PM

    JVP credibility is at stake ? ...look who is talking about credibility ..lolThese are the guys who put their hands up for the 18 amendment without any regards for the longtterm future f our country and blind to what is taking place just to keep their own perks Shame on you guys

    Allan Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:14 AM

    International Conspiracy! Where have I heard that one before? How foolish do you think the people of this country are?

    G. Perera Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:48 AM

    puppets... via DM Android App

    Samith Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:01 AM

    මේ රජයට අපක්ෂපාතීව සිදු වෙන සෑම කෙනෙක් හෝ ක්‍රියාවක්ම ඔවුන් හුවා දක්වන්නේ විදේශ කුමන්ත්‍රණ හැටියට, මෙවැනි චෝදනා වලට දැන් ජනතාව රවට්ටන්න කොහෙත්ම බැහැ. ධන ලෝබය, බල ලෝබය, දුෂණ වංචා සහ ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයෙන් පීඩිත වෙලා බැරිම තැන තමයි ඔය මැති ඇමතිවරු රජයෙන් ඉවත්වෙන්නේ කිනන එක අද කවුරුත් හොදින් දන්නා කරුණකි ඔය කියනාකාරයේ විදේශ කුමන්ත්‍රණ තියෙනවනම් කාහටත් දැන ගැනීම පිණිස ඔප්පුකර පෙන්වන්න කියල තමයි අපි මේ රජයෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ.

    Bala Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:32 AM

    Ryan you do not know who Allende is from but comment without knowing.

    sanchayan Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:44 AM

    come on loosers, why MR want to provide the SLFP seniors with new ministries at cabinet shaffel? like the last time he was rewarding the cross overs with posts? if it is a foreign conspiracy reveal it and the voters will reward you!

    Mariaus Sunday, 23 November 2014 02:34 AM

    Just STOP Govt. fairy tales…!

    Manel Sunday, 23 November 2014 02:38 AM

    Can these ministers explain how poor people of the country eventually forced to pay billions of rupees to foreign banks.

    nad Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:05 AM

    our priority should be the party and its cadres,”..100% true????

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