11 August, 2020

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Govt. Ministers Back Sajith Faction In parliament

As the UNP’s home and home clash in Matara last weekend entered the realm of Parliament, with UNP Matara District MP Mangala Samaraweera tabling evidence of his supporters being attacked, Government MPs strongly backed the anti-Ranil faction involved in the violence.

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UPFA Minister Rohitha Abeygoonewardane praised the Sirasa Media Network and the Mawbima newspaper, run by businessmen Kili Rajamahendran and Tiran Alles who are closely affiliated with the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP that is agitating for Ranil Wickremesinghe’s removal.

“Sirasa and Mawbima are owed the nation’s thanks for courageously revealing the truth behind the violence,” the Government Minister said, slamming Samaraweera for thuggery and violent tactics.

“The March was a peaceful march – these thugs attacked a peaceful march,” he said.

“Look at some of these faces,” the Minister said, tabling photographs of the violence, “Budu ammo, these are worse than LTTE faces.”

The Minister said that the ITN will be called a Government media, but Sirasa and Mawbima were private channels and therefore credible.

Minister Abeygoonewardane slammed Samaraweera saying he was a conspirator when he was in the SLFP as well.

Minister Jagath Pushpakumara also addressed the House and spoke against Samaraweera’s speech and criticised the former SLFP strongman on Thursday.

Samaraweera told a news conference on Friday that the Government was assisting the Sajith Premadasa faction and the Sirasa and Mawbima media organisations to launch a witch-hunt against him and his supporters in his home district of Matara in a bid to weaken his organisational structure in the region.

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    This so called Minister who is famous in stealing Gold chains in the trains those days, has forgotten how govt arranged (Kudu Duminda’s) hooligans carrying timber poles/sand bottles/trucks loaded stones etc to attack UNP procession near Viharamadevi Park sometime back, and thugs of Sumatipala carrying poles during CJ’S conflict. That time IGP said its not illegal for the people to carry poles even to sabotage a protest. Wait to get the return in time.

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      Sajtih Premadasa whose lies about a degree from the London School of Economics has been exposed. He must be stripped of all party positions for lying and cheating.

      Sajith is NOT fit to lead the UNP -never mind be President of Lanka!

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        Maithree

        Please read the Lanka enews to see what sort of a person this man is. I don’t think people will forget how he went round the country looking for Nidhan with some STF guys during his father’s period. Late HE Premadasa never allowed his family to get involved in administrative matters. Infact the Presidential Secratariat door was closed to the family. They enjoyed the comforts at the President’s house Late HE lived at Keselswatta. This man must learn that the posts are not inherited but you have to work for it. I think it is high time UNP inquire into all alegations about murders etc. and chase him out of the party. They are yet to answer for the sotlen paintings and the pecious stones from the President’s house Don’t worry you can ensure another victory for MR.

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      Maithree, this Man Rohitha Abeygunawardene has a case against him to account for Rs. 485 million in his account, when he was a Nation Building Minister. Leave the Nation aside, he certainly has built himself. The case file is with the Attorney General’s Dept for the last six years hidden and no further action taken. This is the type of Bugger along with the Corrupt UNPers who have crossed over are singing hosannas to MR just to avoid the consequences of punishment.

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    Sajith Premadasa like Mervin Silva lies about his degrees and academic achievements! Mahinda Rajapassa who pretends to be a lawyer like Sajith attended law school for a year on special dispensation…
    Birds of a feather, flock together.

    Sajith is a moron in addition to being a SInhala Bhddinst fundamentalist – so the mystery is WHYE HAS SAJITH NOT JOINED THE UPFA?

    He certainly does not belong in the UNP with its liberal pluralist traditions, but this does not get Ranil the DICTATOR off the hook for the disaster that the party is today!
    Madam Rosy Senanayake must save the UNP from Sajtih and Ranil!

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    There is a serious credibility gap lies in Sajith for his deceitful claim of possessing a foreign University degree. What can people expect from such a person to avow a leadership ? These privileged ones who has no chance of getting to local Universities in Sri Lanka competing rest of others go overseas and come back claiming to hold foreign degrees .
    Sajith as a public figure by his dishonest declaration has humiliated the underprivileged for whose rights he is claiming to represent .He has overestimated , overrated and puffed up himself to claim leadership of the country and nothing less. Further he boasts to have another Premadasa- era, the era his father ruled the country in terror and vengeance. People who have slightest reverberation of the Premadasa-era will not ever want to see it is repeated except the young who has not lived in that era.Nobody wants to go back to bygone era’s of JRJ or Premadasa .What we learnt from these eras are mostly the things we should desist from repeating.

    He has declared recently that does not learn anything from someone meaning CKB. Probable he is boasting that he has learnt enough from his father. Thus it is s every body’s guest from whom he learnt to make false claims. People live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. Sajith should make a public apology on this as he has trapped red-handed.
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    UPFA minister Rohitha Abeygoonewardene should be last one to criticise a fellow MP,as he has still not explained his unaccounted wealth of Rs.400 Million.
    Sajith and his mother inherited an estate of Rs.240 Million from president Ranasinghe Premadasa who was born in a poor family at Keselwatte – this was in the media.

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    Like all those other fellows why cant the govt take sajit also then all the problems will be solved

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    IF this is the way Sri Lankan politics want to stay one day we have to hand over the govt to TNA.

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      Whether you like it or not, this is coming soon, Softy Putha. However,be careful what you wish for.

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      I am sure Wikneswaran & co will do a better job for the country if handover to them..

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    For gods sake cant the present leader act like a leader display his leadership qualities and treat this snakes under the grass and sack them from the party like the JRJ did?With this type of people in the party all what a leader can do is to provide members to the government. The greed for positions is the greed for power and greed for wealth,Leaders need to learn to follow before they lead .If they do not learn this such men deserve a rich place in the rubbish.If this man feels he has the capacity to lead the country he can do so by formation of his own party like SF and Late Vijaya Kumaratunge .Being in a party that he can never experience victory for his followers is a betrayal of his loyal supporters therefore may i ask this LSE educated potential young leader not to waste time with the so call born loser and do it yourself .Wish the srilankan people Good Luck with this Born leaders .May the triple Gems Blessings be with you and You alone.

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    Govt. Ministers Back Sajith Faction In parliament

    The Corrupt backing the Corrupt, nothing unusual.

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    Divide and concur is Rajapakse anathema. Eventually Rajapakses will destroy Sajith and they themselves.

    Hand the country back to British. Otherwise Face another Somalia.

    Buffalows do not know how to govern a country. They know only to Plough land and eat grass.

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    Bye,bye Ranil and Mangala…your time seems to have finally arrived!

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