Rajitha insists President did not betray people

RajithaCabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne today insisted that President Maithripala Sirisena did not betray the voters who brought him to power at the January 8 Parliament elections.

The allegation arose after it was reported that Sirisena had agreed to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the polls under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Addressing the post cabinet press conference today, Senaratne said that the President had not taken a final decision on the nominations list.

He said this despite several UPFA members, including Rajapaksa, signing their nominations papers today.

Senaratne said that the President would finalize his list and make decisions based on the best interest of his party.

“He does not want to be the one who divides the UPFA. He wants the party to work as one and will make the best decision which will benefit the party and the nation,” Senaratne said.

However the cabinet spokesperson said if Rajapakse returns to power, it will cause a “problem” among millions of voters who elected President Sirisena over Rajapakse at the presidential election. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. You sutpid fk head “Senaratne said that the President would finalize his list and make decisions based on the best interest of his party.” NO NO SHOULD NOT BE THE PARTY SHOULD BE THE COUNTRY!. Otherwise all you morons go home!

  2. “He does not want to be the one who divides the UPFA”

    If this is the reason why he should give nominations to Mahinda Rajapakse, then he is totally mistaken because President Maithripala Sirisena had divided the party on the day he decided to contest against President Rajapakse of the same party and joined hands with UNP and other parties. If he really wanted to protect the party he should have stuck on with the leader of his party when it was the former President Mahinda Rajapakse.

    Telling such statements of protecting the party Maithripala Sirisena is only trying to fool everybody including himself. Maithripala Sirisena’s indecisiveness proves probably he was always someone’s puppet including when he went against the former president and contested for Presidency which he did act on his own according to popular belief but he was controlled by someone else.

  3. How to vote for UNP plagued with Bondgate? Will have to do the “unthinkable” – vote JVP!

  4. Rajitha is a two tongue snake like Mangala. No policy and don’t care what happens to Sri Lanka. Don’t worry about Sirisena, do your part correctly.

  5. Then betray to whom? It is ok with you and the henchmen behind rajapaksha. Butnot with the peoplewho voted for MS. You should note that Internatinaol community also furiouse and our naighbours are at their utmost disgust and discussing possible actions against all of us. We know who wantto bring him and for what. It is not people who voted maithree on January 08 th. Chaina and drug dealers, racktiers like Dhammkia perera and other dealers. people must reject SLFP and UPFA now because it is run by the same anti people elements.Drug delars, murderers, theives, rapists. When you ( Rajitha) involves we knew this from the begining. Thats why we say dont trust MS.

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