Written by Staff Writer
15 Dec, 2014 | 9:01 pm
The presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Maithripala Sirisena says that all parties will be invited to join hands with the new government that will be formed after achieving victory.
He made this statement at a rally that was held in Yapahuwa on Sunday.
The rally was organized in the Yapahuwa electorate as part of a series of rallies that were held in the Kurunegala district on Sunday.
Attending the rally, opposition leader of the Mahawe Pradeshiya Sabha R. Premedasa who pledged his support to the government in the recently concluded provincial council elections extended his support to Maithripala Sirisena.
The Common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena speaking at the rally said,
No person who has held the post of President has been there for a third term. Even those who were there for two terms have not completed their terms. We invite all political parties represented in parliament, to take up ministerial positions in our government. The economy is collapsing in the country today. The biggest problem in the country today, is that the poor cannot afford three square meals and they cannot have hope in a better economy in the future. Under the government that we establish, priority will be given to establishing a better economy for the poor and to establish a prosperous country. Today, the anti-government wave in this election campaign is being led by the youth? Why have the youth become angered by the government? Because they always say a tomorrow for the youth in the villages, but the youth in the royal family have a today. For ten years they have had a today for the youth. Mahinda Rajapaksa boasts of massive public support but if he has so much support then why do they put up cutouts on every road in every village?
Meanwhile, another rally was also organized under the auspices of Maithripala Sirisena in Wariyapola on Sunday.
These are the views that were expressed by some of the public representatives who came forward to render their support to him
Ven. Athuruliya Rathana Thero expressed these views,
We cannot win an elections by any means.This is a country of educated people. We should mention that computer tactics could not be implemented if the voters are going to exercise their franchise in order to defeat the government. How can you rig the elections given the fact that 90 percent of the state officials support Maithripala Sirisena.
Leader of the Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka also stated:
They are saying that the economy could collapse, development could be in a limbo, and the country could be led to a decrepit state of affairs if Maithripala Sirisena is elected. If this development that is centered on commissions could collapse that could be for the best. Then what’s left to be safeguarded? Living at the expense of the people is a degrading affair…..Edited out..?
Arjuna Ranatunga also expressing his views said,
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is split into two. I am displeased when seeing some ministers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. I saw recently the manner in which Minsiter Janake Bandara Thennokoon was wailing because he was concerned about the party. We are not hoping to take the people who are involved in corruption from there, we are hoping to bring in the good people keeping in mind the betterment of the country. That is our hope for today.
Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premechandra expressed the following views,
The future of your children should not lie in the hands of the corrupt and in soothsayers and the prophecies..I remember Maithripala Sirisena being given a hand with oil on it. It is good that he didn’t return the gesture. We were wondering whether he will give his hand as there was oil on his. That is an open secret. You can see it? You can see the state the country is in. The big beaded chains, horoscopes and other superstitious items and the drug peddlers and murders, cannot change the decision the country has made.
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