JHU to field its own Presidential Candidate

  • 4 Aug 2005 22:20:07 GMT

    Very Good. It will be interesting to see how many votes they will get.

    Last election is not a proper yardstick to gauge the following JHU has. There were too many emotional issues including Soma Thera`s death. I have the hihgest respect to Buddhist monks, but only when they are engaged in what they are supposed to be engaged in.

  • 4 Aug 2005 22:32:16 GMT

    Oh Mr.Kotakadeniya, think positively. SL is a country of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. Priests should not involve with politics. Knowing that JHU cannot secure at least 10% of votes what is the purpose of putting a candidate from JHU. JVP is not matured enough to hold this high level position. As LTTE created the road for Mr. Ranil to become the leader of UNP he will not do anything againt LTTE. Mr.Mahinda is from Southern and will do necessary think if he get the power. I think among the candidates Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha is the best. He deserves to this high post.

  • 4 Aug 2005 22:33:49 GMT

    A party of Buddhist monks giving the military complete freedom to murder thousands of Tamils to defeat the LTTE.

    I am sure that is not what the Buddhist religion taught them.

    Well, it won`t be the first time Buddhist monks had blood on their hands.

  • 5 Aug 2005 14:51:45 GMT

    It`s a good Idea which Jhu took in the correct time.Because we cant trust even Rajapaksa .He is still in Slfp and under the chandrika`s hand.They will keep on going as they done past.

    Sri Lanka need a strong president who can realy protect the country.

    May Noble triple jem bless for the JHU candidate.

  • 5 Aug 2005 15:08:59 GMT

    I, in PRINCIPAL, dont think that Monks or for that matter any religious people should be involved in politics. Religion and policis are two differnt things and when you mix the two, its only brings disaster.

    HOwever, this is the SAD fact in SL. Everyone is using religion and ethnicity for politics - TNA, SLMC etc etc etc... So if its ok for Tamils and Muslims to have religous based political parties, then the buddist have every right too. NO TWO QUESTIONS about that. We cant have double standards.

    Looking at the bigger picture - This brings Mahinda Rajapaksha one more step closer to certain defeat.

    Cheers,

  • 5 Aug 2005 16:31:40 GMT

    What we need today is not a conventional politician....

    If anyone from Major political parties become the president, he/she will have no interest on building the country, but building the own party,

    Here we need is an inteeligent, well-educated person ( for example see Abdul Kalam , and Manmohan singh) The leader has to have some brain to lead the country.

    As far as we have seen in decades, there was not any leader to lead the country in the parliament, except one

    As I think there was only one, killed on 23rd of April 1992.

    He was the one and only I believe who could lead the country if he bacame the president.

    Somehow, Sri Lanka needs a major constitutional change along with change of the election system. Because of this system morons like Mervin Silva can get into the parliament even with the votes of their extended family.

    JHU will see how the people like them. None of the parties which spread the racial issues will win the elections.

    It has been experienced, and they will realize in the future...

  • 5 Aug 2005 18:14:23 GMT

    This will blow all their covers off...so long JHU...enjoy being in the parliment for a while...cos this will be the first and the last time...

    i do not think even the presidential candidate of the party will vote for them...the sad thing is couple of good monks(like Amarakirthi thero,as he has done some remarkable work for Buddhism, and is a true patriot unlike others in JHU) will be amoung the jokers...

    chao...

  • 6 Aug 2005 04:41:14 GMT

    Good News they can reevaluate them selves. It may be around 200,000 approx. votes.

    Champaka or Kotakadeniya may be the best to do this contract