Mahinda fires back at Maithripala, rejects allegations

Mahinda Rajapaksa MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa today fired back at President Maithripala Sirisena, rejecting some of the allegations mentioned in a letter the President had sent Rajapaksa yesterday.

Rajapaksa, in his short letter, said that he returned to politics based on a request made by the public and several party members.

He also noted that he handed over the chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to Sirisena a few days after he lost the Presidential elections in January this year.

Rajapaksa urged Sirisena to respect the wishes of the people following the Parliamentary elections the way he respected the wishes of the people in January after the Presidential election.

President Maithripala Sirisena had yesterday written to Rajapaksa saying he will not be made Prime Minister even if the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) gets the number of seats required in Parliament to form the next Government.

In a letter to Rajapaksa, President Sirisena, who is also the chairman of the UPFA, said that a senior member of the SLFP who has not been the Prime Minister before, should be made the new Prime Minister in a UPFA Government.

President Sirisena urged Rajapaksa to support senior SLFP members like Nimal Siripala de Silva, John Seniviratne, Chamal Rajapaksa, Athauda Seniviratne, A.H.M. Fowzie, Susil Premjayantha, or Anura Priyadharshana Yapa to be appointed the next Prime Minister.

He reminded Rajapaksa that even when the Parliamentary elections were declared he had advised Rajapaksa not to contest the election.

The President accused Rajapaksa of working with vengeance and malice and not with a good heart, despite what he attempts to portray to the public. (Colombo Gazette)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Rajapasse is the worst, like an african dictator The people wont be fooled by him anymore, except for you lot on this comment page
    IS Rajapasse bribing you????

  2. President Sirisena, I hope you will not abuse presidential powers, thus holding to your principles.

    If majority of People vote for Rajapaksa, he should be appointed PM!

  3. This is the turning point in Rajapaksa win. Sirisena did the biggest blunder in his life. Sirisena became president from votes of people and not from boasting Americans and English pundiths conspired with him. Now Sri Lankan younger generation will understand that Sirisena is a useless leader to country. Also Rajapaksa’s short and sweet letter shows how professional he is. Good luck for Mahinda Rajapaksa to bring the country back to the track after 7 months of derailment.

    • MY3 is the invisible Ghost from the West and Diaspora. To the point short reply from MR about the peoples vote.

  4. Sira have indirectly acknowledged UPFA would win General Elections. It must be based on intelligence reports coming to him. Today morning Ashoka Abeygunawardena has told a program that UPFA would win but perhaps not get 113.

    However Sira is trying to abuse his powers by appointing whoever loyal to him. These are empty rhetoric. No one can go against Public will. If UPFA wins it is due to trust people have in Mahinda.

    Sira is destined to end up in political dustbin together with CBK, Ranil and NGO clique. I wonder who is advising this guy? Every time he opens his mouth he deals a knock-out punch for his Loyalists. I wonder how many of his Loyalists would get elected to Parliament after this latest stupid statement?

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