SLFP warns President over PM post after polls

Maithripala SirisenaThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has warned President Maithripala Sirisena over the appointment of a new Prime Minister if the SLFP wins the August 17 Parliament elections.

SLFP spokesman and former Minister Dilan Perera said that the President expects the SLFP to win the election under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket.

He said that if the SLFP and UPFA win the election then former President Mahinda Rajapaksa must be appointed the new Prime Minister.

Perera said that if the President refuses to appoint Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister, then the UPFA alliance members will do what must be done to ensure Rajapaksa gets the post.

“I am also a lawyer. We know, even under the 19th Amendment to the constitution, the person who has the support of a majority of the members in Parliament must be appointed as Prime Minister,” he said.

He said that if the UPFA gets 113 seats in Parliament then there is no doubt that the next Prime Minister will be Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“No one can stop Mahinda Rajapaksa from becoming Prime Minister. Only the people can do that,” he asserted.

Perera said that the President had recently accepted that there is majority support for Rajapaksa in the SLFP and as someone who accepts democracy he must appoint Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister if the UPFA wins the election. (Colombo Gazette)

34 COMMENTS

  1. We understand that Mathripala Sirisena is agent of UNP -Rani and CBK back undemocratic of politics misrule by last 160 days under the’ good governance and rule of law.’

    MS is man who discarded norms of Parliamentary of democracy has been proved that he has no credentials or trust of democratic politics by the President of SL.

    How can be MS being that Chairman of SLFP ?
    MS HAS NO AUTHORITY BE defending UNP AND UNDERMINE SLFP.This dual role of political hipcoracy of MS junta.

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THIS TYPE OF POLITICS IS GOOD FOR GAMARALA TURN M.SIRIPALA?
    MS SHOULD IMMERDITALY RESINGHED FROM CHAIRMAN FROM SLFP!
    Let SLFP TO HANDLE OWN AFFAIRS BY THEMSELVES.

    • aiyo sirisena…..we need people like you and weera for SL so we can breed more rapists, druggies, alcoholics and many more. for making such an intelligent statement i will send you grass and hay for the rest of your life.
      Bravo Sira!!!!

    • Yes Sir Sirisena Yatawara,
      THIS TRAITOR HA NO LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BE SLFP’s BIG MAN AS HE BETRAYED SLFP BY FORMING A COUP WITH RANIL THE BATALANDA MINEEMARUWA & CHAURA REJINA THE VULGAR WOMA.!!!

  2. The reason we support Rajapaksa’s coming back is the vision he had to bring the development to Sri Lanka. He may have corrupted past but this Yahapalana government is useless to Sri lanka. In the August election Rajapaksa should win and bring the momentum back to Sri Lanka. The most important fact is that Western countries never ever go against corrupted governments if ruining their countries. But they will use full strength to destroy any leader who wants to develop their countries. Many Presidents such as Gaddafi developed their countries but nothing left in Libya now.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/libya-ten-things-about-gaddafi-they-dont-want-you-to-know/5414289

    • Are you insane. The whole world saw what Mahinda did while he was in power. Looks like you are Mahinda slave as well. Take one step back and think about the future generation please. Without preaching lies go get lost man.

    • You just have to look at Hambanthota white elephants )Mattala airport / port/ cricket ground/ conference hall to name a few)to see what an idiot MR is. Only an idiots and corrupts wants him!

  3. What bull shit ,weera and Yatawara are talking through
    hat,Mahendra Rajapakse is a registered ,and corrupt
    with criminal records every where,he has an alleged murder case against him and ev idence proves that he shot two induviduals at the mulkirigala bye election
    the witnesses are John Amarathunga and the president himself,and if you say that this clown and Moron has to be the prime minister you must be mad you idiot ,pack up and join hands with MR and get lost you idiot

    • Susantha – a person is not guilty until allegations made by people like you are proven beyond reasonable doubt. You are not God, judge or jury to condemn another person. Using slang to counter arguments are only done by idiots.

    • BULL SHIT WHAT YOU SIAD MAN, DON’T INSULT OTHERS. OK WHO IS JOHN AMARATHINGA BLOODY THUG AND CORRUPT PèOLITICIAN EVER WE HAVE SEEN. YOU HO TO THE HELL WITH PONIL AND THE BANK LOOTERS

  4. He may be a good leader during his time, but we as a country cannot depend on the same person for the future. as citizens we should give opportunities to candidates to be developed as leaders. If MR is really thinking about the future of the country what he should do is to let youngsters to take challenge and give advice while keeping away. Here do we see that or a story of a person who is greedy for power ? think deeply. and then go for the vote….

    • Rajapakse is not a fit and proper person for the leadership. One thing proven already; that is he offered all the major contracts of his government disregarding the competitive tender process. For this reason only he should be rejected by the president and also by the public.

      His leadership is a timely need; not for the country but for those who are in danger of being jailed. His wife, Basil, Gota, Namal, Yoshitha, Mahindananda, Wimal and wife, Jonston, Rohitha, Duminda, Lansa, for these people the only hope is to make him the PM.

      The other interesting scenario will be, if by any chance if they will manage to jump over the hurdle, Nomal Siripala would be laughing, he may be rubbing his two palms together already.

  5. Why these dirty bastereds blaming MR as a corrupt,murderer??? These idiots cannot remember what Ranil DID AT BATALANDER MURDER CHAMBERS!!! UNDER RANIL’S GOVT,31 LITTL SCHOOL CHILDREN IN A SOUTH SCHOOL WERE KILLED BY POLICE DUE ONE CHILD HAVING WITNESSED A MURDER! SO WHO IS THE MURDERER.THEN INNOCENT LAWYER Mr LIYANAARACHCHI WAS KILLED AT BATALANDA BY INSERTING A NAIL INTO HIS HEAD. MR SHOULD APPOINT A TEAM TO INVESTIGATE THESEMURDERS!!! SIRISENA TOO HAS COMMITTRD A BIG CRIME BY JOINING RANIL-CBK TO FORM A GOVT ILLEGALLY APPOINTING RANIL THE MINEEMARUWA AS PM WHO HAD A SMALL NO OF MPS BY OVERLOOKING THE MAJORITY TOTALLY VIOLATING THE CONSTITUTION,HE TOO SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR THIS CRIME!!!

  6. The issue raised in news iten does not arise since it is very unlikely that UPFA/ SLFP gets majority in Parliament given other players like UNP,TNA,Muslim Congress, JVP, Hela Urumaya, NDP etc. together will get bigger chunk of the cake and consequently The present Presidant will have easy task.

  7. My3 is the ‘dog in the manger’. He doesn’t want the SLFP to win, but won’t let it go to the rightful person. Sick mind if ever there was one.

  8. Don’t worry . UPFA will not won 113 seats this time. Dolan is concerned about his own future . Millions he stole from foreign employment will be exposed if MR is not made the the PM. He is trying hard to prevent that. Fate of useless thieves like u will be decided by people of this country on August 17th.

  9. You dumb fks wait after the elections. Don’t hallucinate. All thieves and crooks want RAJAVASSA as the prime minster. NOT THE PEOPLE.

  10. Former minister Dilan Perera has indirectly threatened
    mayhem in the country if MR is not given premiership
    in the event UPFA wins, which is not going to happen
    as UNFGG is far ahead of the divided SLFP.and this
    is the 1st time we heard a party member, threatening
    the President of the country and the party. This state
    -ment if true, police should take serious action.

  11. If the voters bring back the pakse thugs back into any sort of power ,foreign intervention and fragmentation of stinking/sinking lanka is a certainty.

    It seem the locals as well as the international community is ready for this eventuality.
    The birth of Eelam is at the dawn of Aug 19th.

  12. All citizen know SLFP have all rowdies and thugs. See how this guy is threatening the president of the country? We don’t want donkeys to sleep in the parliament. Be prepared to go home!

    • Oi How can you categorize all the SLFPer’s are rowdies – people talk truth – MS is certainly spineless – MR has the guts to accept that he was wrong allowing his cronies to ruin him – but Ponil still trying to protect CBSL robbers

  13. True, how can MS be the chairman of SLFP when his master is Ranil and he has no loyalty to his own party, besides that a President is not supposed to be a chairman of a party. He has to be impartial. MS has no guts. MR is the man to bring the country forward, all these stories of him amassing billions is hearsay. MANGALA has appealed to USA and India and their intelligence have not been able to find it…MANGALA will now have to turn to Mossad and Scotland Yard…what rubbish about MR killing people. Ranil was responsible for the deaths of soldiers because he betrayed them. Mahinda is a true patriot, I vote for him.

  14. MR is guilt of many under hand deals, he should not be appointed as the next PM. One can not blame yahapalanaya for not carrying out development projects within a short frame of time. People should watch out for MR as he will not bring development instead he will cover up all investigations against him.

  15. “I am also a lawyer” MaRA is also a lawyer {??}, NaRa is also a lawyer {??????}, Premjayantha is also a lawyer, Anura Yapa is also a lawyer and the list may go on and on.

    Is this a threat, Dilan? Only thugs are prone to make such statements.

    • What he really means brother is “I am also an idiot and I have the licence to say any idiotic thing and think that people are also idiots and would believe me in spite of the fact they know that I am an idiot which fact I do not know”if this makes any sense to you.This the true interpretation of this idiots statement f you believe me. I am also a lawyer,trust me.

  16. Alibaba & forty thieves time is long gone. If the voters use their votes, intelligently none of you be in parliament and sooner or later will find accommodation in welikada jail.

  17. Bring back Mahinda. He is the real deal, not the MS. MS is just a whip of CBK and Ranil, useless spineless fool. Bring back MR and put Sri Lanka back on the map. Let’s chase out all minorities, Sri Lanka belongs to Sinhala people. Kill all tamils and muslims. Chase away bloody India, Bring back China.

  18. MS is running with hare and hunting with he hound (UNP) He is the worst kind of third rate politician who has a fake smile on his face, but prepared to even kill his own party to take revenge at his former leader MR just because he wanted to come to power. He has no policy on his own, only get orders from Chandrika who has an axe to grind with Mahinda. Bandaranayakes want to continue their dynasty and are against a southerner becoming a leader in Sri Lanka. She is the spent force and a discarded politician, that’s why she wanted to achieve her surreptitious goals through Maithripala who was prepared to play a dirty role of sabotaging his own party and betray his leader. MS is not even suitable to head a town council, let alone the nation.

  19. What did Yahapalanaya do so far? They stopped pretty much all development projects. Took country back from growth. Only thing they have done is bring allegations against politicians from opposite parties. Granted there were some corrupt politicians in the previous government. That is also true for the present government too. Regardless, UNP led government yet to prove the allegations are true. Bringing allegations is not enough. Hopefully, this attempt by UNP led government makes politicians think twice before they get their cut.

  20. You must be dreaming donkey to obtain 113 seats in parliament. If MR could save his underwear it will be a win for him and his party. Do you really think we need a corrupt murderer in the parliament? Bringing MR is to rob the country further

  21. It is 100% guaranteed that M.R. will be the next PM. My3 may not be able to complete his term as the president that also 100% guaranteed.

  22. Do we believe in miracles any more or oracles any more. Not the way things have been happening, ironically so. With every area of activity having been rendered corrupt how can we expect the atmosphere to be cleansed with the same rulers been brought in. It seems things have been erratic with the current lot. The lust for money and power is overpowering and is in the polluted blood. All hell will break loose to wet the appetite of those disciples of decadent life styles.

  23. Ranil has no policy. 100 day policy was to robe the cenral bank and robe prime minster ship which they did very successfully. we dont anymore mega scams like those two.

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