21 October, 2021

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Muzammils Declare War On Ranil, Cosy Up To Sirasa

Colombo Mayor A.J.M. Muzammil and his wife Firoza have virtually declared war on the United National Party after the party’s nomination board refused to grant Colombo’s First lady a nomination to contest on the party ticket at the Western provincial Council elections.

A.J.M. Muzammil and his wife Firoza

A.J.M. Muzammil and his wife Firoza

The Mayor, who has long been suspected of major liaisons with the Rajapaksa administration and particularly the Defence and Urban development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, yesterday sacked his coordinating secretary who had been nominated to serve the UNP mayor by Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mayor Muzammil has publicly vowed to ensure the UNP is defeated in Colombo at the Western provincial Council elections in March after his wife was refused a nomination. Firoza Muzammil resigned from the UNP national executive committee. Soon after Mrs. Muzammil sent her letter of resignation to Wickremesinghe, she released the letter to the Sirasa Media Network, through its chairman Kili Rajamahendran. The Sirasa Media Network and its chairman have declared war on Wickremesinghe and remain committed to the UNP’s defeat at the WPC election.Believing Wickremesinghe to have denied Mrs Muzammil a nomination for the election, the Muzammils have been in regular contact with the Sirasa Media Group.

Having tasted the power of mayoral office and the privileges of proximity to the Rajapaksa Administration through the Defence Secretary, the Muzammils looked to expanding their power base with Firoza Muzammil also hoping to attain public office. The Muzammil family dynasty has been expanding since he assumed office in 2011, with the Mayor’s daughter in law now in the employ of Rajapaksa acolyte and big time businessman, Dhammika Perera.

Last year, in defiance of a UNP boycott of the Commonwealth Summit, Mayor Muzammil attended CHOGM in his capacity as First citizen of Colombo.

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    Sumanasekera – It looks like arithmetic has not been your
    favourite subject at school. Otherwise only a deaf, dumb
    and blind idiot would say 90 per cent of the electors will
    vote for UPFA because of Muzzamil. Are you such an absolute
    idiot or a sycophant who would lick any shit labelled UPFA?

    Muzzamil may have worn the label UNP but it is a public secret
    that he was with the UPFA. Maybe he would not have lasted in
    that office otherwise. But this fellow is such an arse licker
    that he would stoop to any level.

    Any day, during lunch time, media people, gossip mongers, people
    who want to be somebody when they are no bodies, gather at lunch
    time at Muzzamil’s Kollupitiya residence. On Fridays, Buriyani
    is served for them. Now Muzzamil’s guests would increase because
    most will want to find out what is going on. Where does he get
    the money? Is this why he wanted Rs 25 million for a cross over,
    according to a senior SLFP member. He is still planning to do that
    a week before the provincial council elections.

    Muzzamil who was earlier a staunch worshipper of Pathola Karu
    is now going around blackguarding him. Karu, who wants to be the
    presidential candidate, thought Muzzamil will bring him the
    Muslim votes. Ranil became suspicious of this and did not give
    nominations. He is tolerating Karu only to cut down Sajith Premadasa.
    Now they are ganging up with Mangala Samaraweera to sideline Ranil.
    Not an easy task.

    That is why Karu was not appointed acting leader. John Ameratunga
    was appointed instead of. The intrigues in the UNP are much worse
    than the Rajapaksa’s authoritarian goverment.

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    I will not be surprised if Kili Mahendran, Tiran Alles,
    Thushara Gunaratne and Upul Josep Fernando come on UNP’s
    National List to Parliament.

    Ranil Wickremesinghe (who some joker above called a
    gentleman) has a mind which works as deviously as his
    brain. Gentlemen do not behave like this, do they?

    What is wrong in doing what is best for the party? Surely
    Maharaja has put one foot or candidate from Democratic
    Party and the UPFA. The third Marikkar, who piled strong
    criticism on RW on TV talk shows, is now from the UNP.

    If it is to show that Ranil is so democratic that he does
    not worry about those who criticise him, then he should have
    given nominations to Maithri Gunaratne and Shiral Laktilleke
    too. This is blatant hypocrisy. One rule for John Ameratunga
    and another for the others. Damn the UNP. Voters should think
    twice at the March polls before voting Ranil’s UNP!!!

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    Muzzamil’s mosque is a casino. Hakeem’s is even
    worse, a bro..el. The day he leaves MR, the latter’s
    porno activity will all be public. Fakeen knows it
    only too well.

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    Muzammil you became mayor of CMC because of UNP not because of your popularity people voted for UNP. Shame on you trying to promote your wife also into politics to make deals. If you think that you can damage the UNP vote bank in Colombo resign immediately and prove yourself by joining UPFA .

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