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Full Speech: Ranil Wickremesinghe On The 2014 Budget

Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe‘s on the 2014 budget at parliament.

Ranil Wickremesinghe

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    You are not fit for this job.
    Please give to some young generation.

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      Why do you say He is not fit for the job ? I think he is the best for the job

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        Yes, I think our people are VERY unfair.
        Instead of trying to strengthen hands of UNP, they mostly attack RW for no reasons. He is decent, matured, gentleman like person – has not abused people^s funds, educated, English speaking, a respectful person above all.

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          As some predicted, now everyone of us are clear that CHOGM was similar to his kind of rice packet dansal to win the hearts and minds – this time from other nations. Instead, it ended up being backfired…. hu hu… now the poor man is bound to pay the bills for decades long ahead of our time.

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        Ranil is a leader who doesn’t belong this generation of Sri Lankans. he is a next generation leader. He can’t fool people and don’t know manipulate people to win elections.

        what current generation of Sri Lankans need are rapists, drug dealers, robbers, thugs as their leaders.
        So they have the right leaders.

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        OR does he think he is the best ????????????

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      Ranil.

      Listen to what JVP had to say regarding the Budget and CHOGM. They are doing a better Job.

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/

      Listen to the video.

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      Any reasons please.

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      I also thought that Ranil is fit to the Job but I realized that I am wrong. Ranil is right. He is willing to give the leadership to a perfect person. His fear is reasonable. Just imagine like Sujith Premadasa or someone take over the leadership of UNP that the end of not only UNP but also SL history will be re-written by corruption etc.

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      What a good speech.
      Whoever say that Ranil doesnt have backbone must be a ponna fellow.
      Athal Sumane will react for this as if RW has injected him at some sensitive place some time ago. :)

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      Karuna,

      “You are not fit for this job.
      Please give to some young generation.”

      Run to you stupid father and utter this to him. Your mother will produce a better buffalo that you!

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      what happened to that psychophant -Wimal Buruwanse these days ? Somehow they have managed to shut his FILTHY mouth.. either by injecting a rare kind of sedativ or force ?

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      He doest belong to your bosses category.

      Everyone put the blame on RW, but he is the most respectful politician that country earns.
      All those falsehoods that he could give the country to the Ltters or let the country partitioned.. all those were stammered stories from their sides. No any sinhalaya would ever try to do so.
      But all these he has not taken serious, it is because he knows what he is doing.
      After HAGUE removed MR and the brutal outfit after March next year, people should work together to win RW and bring the country towards real prosperity.

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    Wow, best Speach ever by Ranil ! Hope the Idiots in Sri Lanka will understand

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      But lacking MR ‘s like empty rhetorics.
      Gullible masses enjoy them being abused further.. so, I have no clue why the masses let it go. If you are out of country, it is not easy to guess why..

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        hi

        [Edited out]

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    Thank you Colombo Telegraph.

    Ranil for presidency!

    Rajafucksas cannot match his class.

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      Rajapkshe is gon mattek. People should finally understand it.

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      hi fathima

      Amen(na) :D

      when u pray me next time bend as I can see ur butt clearly. This is the message of GOD.

      There is no goat [Edited out]
      Thanks for reading my comment. please reply me.

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    Will CT please provide an English translation to this important speech
    of the learned Leader of the Opposition for the benefit of the many Tamils, Muslims and others not too familiar with Sinhala?

    Kettikaran

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      if you want it pray me.

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      Kettikaran,

      This is what you miss out when you do not learn the language of the majority. In Sri Lanka, there are three languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English!

      Anyway, it is the leader of the UNP. It is a good speech. It is the duty and responsibility of UNP to give the English and Tamil Translations. This is a good summary of the state of affairs, and speech by Ranil W, as the leader of the Opposition, and should be listened to along with the comments by JVP. Click on the video. It is in Sinhala.

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/

      RW, says the budget is no relief for the people, and 70% of the people do not earn enough to maintain livable wage, and have to leave the country to make a living. The budget does not disclose the truth and like last year, after the budget, they increased the electricity rates. They will do the same this year as well, to cover the expenses of the CHOGM and the perks given.

      RW, said that therefore, he opposes the budget.

      Of course, all the Shills and dogs will approve the budget and offer their ****** to MaRa, like Aswer et al.

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        Kettikaran,

        Here is agitation from JVP. At least they are doing something. What is the UNP doing?

        http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5990:deplore-budget-gimmicks–give-relief-to-masses&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

        ‘Deplore budget gimmicks – Give relief to masses!’
        SUNDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2013 12:06

        The budget proposals presented for 2014 doesn’t have any relief for the masses, the masses have been deceived again states the JVP adding that a massive demonstration and a rally have been organized tomorrow (25th) to protest against the government that ignores the suffering of the people but burdens them with higher taxes and fines.

        The JVP states the demonstration will commence from Punchi Borella at 2.00 p.m. and the rally would be held at Hyde Park at 4.00 p.m. and invites all to join the demonstration and rally.

        Budget miracle – prices soar!

        The prices of several imported consumer goods such as sugar, lentils, sprats and salt have been raised due to the increased special commodities levy imposed on imported goods through the budget.

        According to this tax amendment proposed by the budget 2014 a kilo of sugar has been increased by Rs.30 and sprats by Rs.26. The prices of tinned foods, green gram, gram, ground nuts, maldive fish, dry fish, palm oil, salt, yogurt, butter, coriander, mustard, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric, oranges, wheat flour, cheese, curd, vegetables, fruit, fruit juices, chocolate, sweets, assuages, prepared foods, vinegar, sauces, soups, ice cream, coffee, pepper, vanilla, soaps, washing liquids and powder, mosquito coils, candles, batteries, sanitary towels, Portland cement, paints and varnishes, steel products, aluminum related products, padlocks, hinges, furniture, rubber products and machinery will be increased.

        A kilo of dhal will go up by Rs.22, tinned fish by102, maldive fish by 302, dry fish by 102, palm oil by 110, butter by 880, margarine by 175, coriander by 202, oranges by 35, grapes by 130, chillie powder by 150 and turmeric powder by 510.

        Some of these tax amendments were effective from the time the budget proposals were presented.

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    How can anyone listen to the crap from this serial loser, who didn’t front up when the Budget was delivered.

    And didn’t have the balls to attend CHOGM,to listen to his mentor from Eaton threatening the President in front of the whole leadership of the Commonwealth.

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      Ado Gon Tsunamisekera, you have become a pain in the arse writing garbage on behalf of the Rajapassa clan. Please get off these columns.

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        Mike,
        Ever since that unfortunate incident at Nandikadala,it’s been the Rajapakse nightmare for you!Oh!you poor defeated Tamil terrorist i am with you in this moment of unending grief.Here’s Jayalalitha’s used undies,wipe your tears!For god sake don’t eat that undies,they are meant to be used to wipe yours tears!A bloody clown!

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          MAD Max, on the contrary you must be sniffing (and licking) Rajafucksa’s underwear thinking it is a certain brand of canned fish which you richly cherish! LOSER, g.f.y.

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          No No mad max has brown tongue syndrome. It stinks too. Gues what he has been up to.

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      If people can tolarate a serial killer the same people can tolarate a serial loser. Ranil by the way had been robbed twice from victory by the Tsunami Embezzler.

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      K.A Sumanasekera,

      “didn’t have the balls to attend CHOGM…………”

      Why didn’t you lend him yours, if you have any?

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      What our Aathal Sumane telling is right. Serial Loser is worse than Serial killer.

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    WHAT A PITTY NO EDUCATED MEMBER FROM COVERNMENT PARTY IS NOT THRE TO ASK ANY QUESTION FROM RANIL. ONLY THAT BUM SUCKING FOUL MOUTH ASWER NAANA IS DEFENDING THE GOVERNMENT.OVER TO ALL EDUCATED SRI-LANKAN.

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      some of good MPs are from SLFP and they are against MR.
      But they can’t open their mouth.
      it is all going MaRa way…

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    Losers are those who fail to understand the logic of the argument.Senile and unfit are those whose brains are dead before time.

    How do you explain the following.

    Is this a serious budget .
    Bicycle for Motor Cycle .
    5 Billion for housing: a figure that is not in proportion to total expenditure or income .

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    Ranil is the only statesman of international standing we have left.

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    I wish Ranil the best of luck to continue as the leader of the opposition for the foreseeable future.

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      Mr Banda, I have a question to raise here.
      If Mr Ranil has no backbone and if he is the one responsible for the consecutive defeat of the UNP in fact we must be so happy to keep him as our opponent right rather than trying to throw him out?

      Why do we as the BBS lifetime members oppose him? We shouldnt. I have a slight doubt that, are we scared of Mr Ranil. Dont bother Mr Banda the uneducated racist Sri Lankan public would never ever understand Mr Wickramasinghe’s style and his value. When we come to know that the trend is changing just in case, we will ask Mr Gnanasara lead yellow robe brigade to create another ethnic conflict. Its easy for us to label Mr Ranil is an agent of the West or he is a missionary or even we can say that he has converted to Islam. People will believe anything we say with Mr Rathana, Mr Gammanpila Mr Champika and Mr Medananda so on.
      Our brilliant think tank Mr Gota will come up with some new ideas to defame Mr Ranil since the Batalanda story and pro-LTTE labels are outdated. As long as Mr. Wickramasinghe keeps Sajith in the party hon mahinda doesnt have to bother at all. Anyway we make the UNP supporters donkeys with Kili Maharaja’s support too.

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        ok great comment.

        [Edited out]

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    The way to oust MR is to pressurise the Commonwealth to table the two Reports that Kamalesh Sharma concealed. Then to install the CJ De Jure back in her post, which will stregthen the Judiciary. Thereafter get the Judiciary to implement the Laws properly that MPs are not allowed to cross over as allowed by that on the way home fucker, that will bring back the power back to Parliament and not be concentrated in the hands of a Corrupt Despotic MR. Once Parliament regains it’s power have Elections under a care taker govt to reflect the real will of the people.

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      Who would and could do that job pressurise the Commonwealth to table the two Reports that Kamalesh Sharma concealed ?

      Why Sharma seems to be hallozinated while Cameron, Harper, Indian Premier and all see it different ?

      I noticed it several times it was not easy Sharma to bring strong arguments in the recent Interviews.

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    LOL.. a god swipe taken at Azwar the stupid bum sucking moron who is a shame to the Muslim Community…

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      Abowdon Asanga,

      “Azwar the stupid bum sucking moron who is a shame to the Muslim Community…”

      Azwer is one of many dogs employed by the MaRa State to help them “govern”

      The others are the

      current ministers and other stooges

      BBS, Booru Balu Sena, The Sinhala Ravya,

      The Shills, the State owned media shills such as Daily News

      Like Don Juan Dharmapals sold the country to the Portuguese, the MaRa selling the county to the foreigners. So, pretty soon, Sri Lanka will face the same problem as Greece, and have the standard of living drop by 50%.

      The MaRa trying to export the people abroad, to get foreign exchange.

      There is no economic plan, no development plan, and the economic is in a pathetic situation,

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      “who is a shame to the Muslim Community”

      lol. When I create human I want set of people who are shameless so I create Muzzalims.

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        GOD.

        According to the Bible, you Choose Jews, and they al;descended from Adam and Eve?

        Are you fake, or are you Satan, the Arch Enemy of GOD,faking God, as the current MaRa State faking the so=called democracy?

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    Sri Lanka are never short of critics…………Thats our pastime.

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    RW is the only hope left for Sri Lanka. His day will come folks just be patient.

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      UNP and all other parties should work on reporting IC about the rapid growth of high crimes – HR violations issues across the country. Like or not, it will not be easy for GOSL to score in Geneva March 2014. Common opposition is my only hope. See, even if two main opposition parties are against the budget 2014, they can still get that passed by their usual mandate enjoy in the parliament.

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    I’m no fan of Ranil or the UNP; I have this bad habit of not being able to forget what they did with unfettered power back in the 80s.

    But I must admit the guy IS SMART! Who in their right mind would want to take over this mess of an economy as it stands today. The sheit is sure to hit the fan anytime now and he looks like doesn’t want to be the guy holding the bucket when it does. I can understand that! The stupid Sri Lankans are still blaming him for the austerity measures he had to take when he took over a negative growth economy last time. Of course, once bitten twice shy!!!

    Besides he is preoccupied anyway with saving the “Grand Old Party” from Sajith who thinks he can be a bigger deick, to Sri Lanka people, than MaRa. It is not like Ranil is trying to save the country his children; he could easily go live in somewhere for the rest of his days when he feels like it. So, in that sense, I cannot help but wonder if the guy really has some affection for this country and its people after all; and whether the people are too stupid to see it.

    See how people talk about Vijaya Kumaranatunga today. But I remember how most people at the time, used to denigrate him for no good reason. Ranil criticism today seems to have a lot of parallels.

    I see Sri Lankan people as man stuck in a hole in the wall. MaRa has come from behind and doing unspeakable things but the guy keeps cursing at Ranil, all the while he is trying to pull the guy out of the hole.

    Go figure uh?

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      Sri Lankans have no party to vote. UNP have worst history.

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        I agree that UNP and even the JVP have lost their credibility with people. But why not vote for some independent candidates? You’ve got independent candidates at every election. If people are brave enough to try something different, starting at PSC elections I bet the established political parties will get the shock therapy that they so thoroughly deserve.

        All those who desire change must do something different themselves to bring about change, don’t they?

        All that aside, what’s up with everybody blaming Ranil when it is MaRa who is screwing you?

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    I also thought that Ranil is not fit to the Job but I realized that I am wrong. Ranil is right. He is willing to give the leadership to a perfect person. His fear is reasonable. Just imagine like Sujith Premadasa or someone take over the leadership of UNP that the end of not only UNP but also SL history will be re-written by corruption etc.

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      See guys, please see it clearly…
      if RW is selfish, he could long have left the party and country. He is a law bound educated person. All those accusations mostly for no reasons should have made him feel very bad. Nevertheless to stay strong (SALENNE NETHIWA) not taking them personal make him a good personality.

      Does MR own this kind of values ? He is acting and acting…. can he leave a constructive responses when being questioned by anyone. His advantages are self built mechanism with his siblings. Latter is not the case with RW. Has he got anyone within his relations to promote nepotism in that way ? No.

      It is totally wrong to allow party to be led by THUG JUNIOR LIKE Sajith. He has not been doing anything but all along trying to fight within the party – is that the vision that he is going to paint within his supporters. I really dont think anyone sane would ever allow SAJITH to win his selfish agendas.

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    President Mahinda Rajapaksa has allocated funds in his 2014 Budget to import thousands of cows to the country.

    The Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa has said that according to livestock experts another 300,000 of high-yielding dairy cows are needed to be added to the existing number of cows in the govenment if Sri Lanka is to be completely self-sufficient in fresh milk.

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    People who bag Azwar, surely don’t watch Aljazeera,

    “SL’s War Crimes prosecutor”, Cameron, gave arms to the Muslims in Syria to help Israel get to Iran.

    Look at the carnage now,even in Lebonon, where Sunnis are killing Shites.in hundreds.

    And more suicide killings in Iraq now than ever before,

    Libya where Cameron’s forces lead the Invasion is not far behind either.

    Isn’t Cameron’s plan the same to topple Rajapaksa, wreak havock in SL by installing his agent Ranil and his Cosmo Intelligentsia, to atisfy the Diaspora and their agents?.

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      K A Sumanasekera,

      You have got a very good point here.

      This is he new Neo-colonialism. The Stupid Sunni Muslims are falling for the trap and killing the Shia Muslims, funded and prompted by the Saudis, the American and the Israelis.

      The Wahhabis, and the Saudis are part of the Equation. Theu wanted Syria to be bombed by the Americans. They wanted Itran to e bombed too, as Iran was Shia.

      The Wahhabis are truly Satan, Shaitan in Arabic, and the majority of the Muslims do not know it.

      In Sri Lanka we have our own Satans, the Maras.

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    Just listen to the speech. Most of the commentators obviously have not!

    There is NO ONE in Government today, who can match him for the quality of what he said AS the Opposition Leader whose job it is to constructively criticize and “not pat the budget on the back”

    Can any of you honestly name anyone, whose content can be put forward as eloquently without resorting to the Fish Market Politics of the Government! Please give me one name.

    I rest my case. He is sadly in the wrong place.

    It is like an innocent person is in a Jail with criminals where he just does not belong.

    As to his electability in this underworld politics, that is another question! Ask the voters whose standards are quite different.

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    When it comes to depth, making sense, Ranil Wickremesinghe
    has it. He is not my favourite. Yet the truth is there is
    no one in the United National Party to match his intellect,
    political knowledge and above all the wisdom in world affairs.

    Alas, there is a tragic irony. He lacks PR and is unable to
    force a smile or shake someone’s hand firmly. That has cost
    him a lot.

    Look at those who are now close to him – bunch of cut throats
    who were out to destroy him. One is Karu Jayasuriya who played
    all sides until he won something.There is Mangala Samaraweera
    who singularly destroyed Ranil when he was with Chandrika
    Kumaratunga. There is also John Ameratunga who sits in opposition
    benches and works for the government side. He even gets paid
    in many ways. There is Sajith Premadasa who is in the clutches of
    Tiran Alles and MTV owner Kili Mahendran.

    They use him like a puppet. All Sajith does otherwise is to go to parties, stand with a VIP and take photographs. He canvasses allround to have them published in every media. Every Editor and Sub Editor is
    spoken to. The latest was how he went to a party given by wheeler dealer European Parliament MP Niranjan Devadittiya. He took a picture
    with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. When it appeared in the Island
    newspaper, it was accompanied by a story that Sajith had talks with
    Hague where he asked him to give more aid to Sri Lanka. What a shameless fellow! He was introduced to Hague by Ranil Wickremesinghe
    at the party. This is what happened even with Indian External Affairs Minister Khurshid. They appear in Sunday newspapers today.

    So Ranil is walling in the mudhole dug for him by his compatriots
    today. What an irony? What a tragedy?

    The time will soon come when Karu Jayasuriya will edge him out to
    become the Presidential candidate. The grass under RW’s feet is now
    being cut. Believe it or not. There is another man trying to do this.
    That is Mangala Samaraweera. RW will get played out again.

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    one of best encounters in budget debates? a lot of good questions and government should answer to these questions? Azwer is a puppet of MR and he will do all tricks to save his seat? look some of Muslim Mps. Shame on them to support this puppet regime?

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    at least he is coming out and talking against the rajapakse government!!everyone else is jumping sides to make money

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    This old frog is a greedy shameless little you know what. Go home no one wants to hear you

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    Forget about Azwer the man is an idiot who needs to be given a good whipping and sent home. As has been pointed out the greatest tragedy is what is happening to RW at the hands of the many snakes in the UNP. These bastards and their deeds need to be exposed and in the case of Sajith he needs to be expelled from the party before he does any more harm. If ever there is any news about this dumbo it appears in the island or some other paper with some meaningless gibberish he is supposed to have uttered in the company of some important big wig. Little do the public know the real story. This real story needs to come out into the open. Our moron public love a good thug and will happily vote for such a scoundrel. This is the worst curse that prevents this country from prospering. Another five to ten years of the current goon and there will be nothing worth saving. The band plays on while the ship is sinking that is the gist of Ranils speech. Do the masses care do they even realize that if not for RW there will be no one to even make the speech exposing the plight of the economy. I don’t think so.

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