Sri Lanka to hold Presidential election on Jan. 23.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:27:29 GMT

    Tamils/LTTE suld not do the same mistake they did in the last PE

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:29:21 GMT

    MR is not going to hold the Presidential election two years prior, if there is any risk. Sure, he knows what he is doing.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:30:34 GMT

    Lots of room to improve in the current govt. Frankly I have no hope that MR would push for the changes needed. Jumbo cabinet will remain. Corruption will remain. Excessive govt spending will remain. Mihin air will be resurrected. Family will continue to run the country.

    The alternative is rosy either. Whether Fonseka wins or not, Ranil wants to keep the power. Ranil is shamelessly using Fonseka openly.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:34:40 GMT

    Let MR, Ranil and SF contest the election, SF will come third

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:38:39 GMT

    Pacha:

    I think the winner needs 50% majority. Otherwise you have to count the 2nd preference. If that is the case, SF can come in front. I am not sure about this preferential vote system. Someone can verify.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:39:38 GMT

    [Sri Lanka to hold Presidential election on Jan. 23. ]

    Happy Birthday to me,... :)

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:41:23 GMT

    [[Sri Lanka to hold Presidential election on Jan. 23. ]

    Happy Birthday to me,... :) ]

    me too

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:45:04 GMT

    Is it necessary the president to come out from his office to contest for the post?

    It is interesting to know what the constitution say.

    Isn`t it fair for him to leave his office to contest for the Presidency?

    Who will be the commander in chief in forces during the time that the president leaves the office until a new president?

    Government media have started promoting riots among people now.

    Recent Tele Drama ``Kopi Kade`, is teaching people lawlessness in the country. According to the message in the drama, people can be lawless and create disturbances to others it is justifiable.

    Also violence against Ravi karunanayake`s resent meeting.

    I hope this election will not divide people and become lawless.

    Country is just after a recovery from lawless terrorism.

    Politician should not drag the common people in to law less acts. Let not Sri lanka be a wild place to live.

    Media should not influence people for violence. It is a shame to see the lawless acts promoted in TV media through popular dramas.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:48:05 GMT

    MR and his extended family have decided to hold presi. election soon otherwise they will become histoy if they postpone it for another year.

    corruption will continue for another 4 years. more educated politicians like Dr. Mervin will guide the government for better Sri Lanka.

  • 23 Nov 2009 15:51:37 GMT

    [I think the winner needs 50% majority. Otherwise you have to count the 2nd preference. If that is the case, SF can come in front. I am not sure about this preferential vote system. Someone can verify.]

    For the 2nd preference, The two contestants who receive the most votes will be considered.