5 October, 2022

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Now Good Governance At Gun-Point, Courtesy Range Bandara

State Minister of Irrigation, Water Management and Disaster Management Range Bandara confessed that it was only after he drew his pistol that a technical college in Anamaduwa got off the ground.

Palith Range Bandara

Palitha Range Bandara made this confession while addressing a function to mark the launch of the Deduru Oya-Sengal Oya Project in Pallegama – Anamaduwa.

“When I tried to get an Ocean University built in the Puttalam District, the minister who was in charge of the relevant ministry opposed the decision. When I attempted to start a technical college here the vital documents were hidden. This forced me to draw the pistol from my waist because I knew that only by acting in this manner could I get things done.The Technical College was now about to become a reality,” he said.

“The President and the Prime Minister are too good. Therefore, the country needs people who could draw their pistols and get things done,” he said insinuating that the basic tenets of good governance are ineffective in getting things done.

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    HE is supposed to be turning or pointing his gun towards RANIL AND MAITHREE in order to get PROMOTED AS A CABINET MINISTER.nothing but SOUR GRAPES.why not he apply for the post of MINISTER OF LAW AND ORDER SO HE CAN USE THE GUN AND GET THINGS DONE.

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      Isn’t this cheap THUG affected by the Global #MeToo campaign yet? As an ex-cop, this guy is married to violence. Been in the news for wife-beating. Should be in jail. Instead, he is busy in our Parliament. LAND LIKE NO OTHER!

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        Ben Hurling

        Would you kindly check final reports (gathering dust at National Archives) of Chandrika appointed 3 Commissions of Inquiry into Complaints of involuntary removals and disappearances if Palitha Range Bandara’s name is also included in the list containing names of serious suspects?

        He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Police from sub inspector only last year.

      • 1
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        SOAP OPERA MADE IN SRILANKA BY THE PM AND THE PRESIDENT & CO.
        GET REAL FELLOWS , REALLY GET REAL.
        COW BOY PARLIAMENTARIANS,
        NOT ONLY UNDER WRAPS BUT BOASTING AS WELL!!
        Is he still in the Parliament???
        SEEING IS BELIEVING.
        ” SURREAL ” or what??

  • 5
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    Rubbish talk.
    Agree, that the government has been v slow on the draw when getting things done for the people; but they have no problems enriching themselves and their families.
    Basically a bunch of rogues and they are aware that their time is up.

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    Did Dr Ranil give these dudes Holsters ,when Dr Ranil drafted them to give us Yahapalaya?.
    Otherwise Dr Ranga must have been on Figurative .
    Has he got a PhD or just an LLB,
    Silly’s 16 apparently are all Layers bar the Specialist Doctor and the Accountant.
    BTW , how come Ranga is wearing a Blue Shirt?
    Is this the birth of the UNP Pohottuwa?..
    The talk of the Town nowadays is, these dudes in fact 25 of them are trying to send the Elephant to copulate with the Swan

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Did Dr Ranil give these dudes Holsters ,when Dr Ranil drafted them to give us Yahapalaya?.”

      You should ask DIG Premadasa Uduga-mpola, (still around, crossed over to Dr Mahinda in 2011), …………………… about holsters, pistols, ammunition, impunity, ………. mammoty, ..digger, …………. and Dr Gota (DSc) ………………

  • 2
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    “Those who live by the sword will die by the sword”. Though this metaphor has a wide application , we have witnessed many a literally occurring instances in politics and in underworld. Those who believe in pulling the trigger do well to remember the serious consequences that can follow.

  • 2
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    good governance in angoda.

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    Can someone explain to me if he literally took out a pistol or if he was just speaking metaphorically?
    If he was speaking metaphorically, I think the media is losing their minds over this for no reason.

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    He lives in the old wild west?

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    Cowboys within cowboys.

  • 2
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    අය්යෝ! ඔව්! (Oh! Yes!) Wasn’t that the philosophy that the former Government is alleged to have believed in which we booted out? Isn’t that what the JVPers who launched attacks, both in 1971 and 1988 believed in? Incidentally his name in Sinhala රංගේ, spelt in English as “Range” can be taken as the Firing Range in which the politico may have practiced his shooting. Though the man confesses of his uncouth behavior, he reveals something else, namely, the kleptocrats who control the state of affairs can only be controlled with fire arms. What a shame!

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    Tell us what has this bugger ever done for the people ? He had been a PC before beingjoined to politics.
    But today not knowing the ground reality of lanken politics, just behaves like former Mervin to be drawn the media attraction.
    These men are no means educated to lanken politics. Ranga bandara is one another Mervin style person.
    He should nto work for any parties this way, if the is matured enough with lanken issues.
    If ballige puthas would behave so, who woul dcome back NONE OTHER than DEVIL of the nation Rajapakshe.
    Grass root level people would eat heaps of Rajapakshe kakka beng joined to SIVURU goons that enjoy the impounity today.
    Grass root level people are punnakku eaters not to have gotten this. They would do anything even offering their lovely ones as BILLA to Rajapakshes rascal. War victory mantra is the reason a rascal to be put above any thing else yet. But LAW BOUND authorties. over to you, please wake up to save the country from [edited out] Rajapakshes. Not panikcing we need to fulfill the misson of Late Golden son of nation – Rev Sobitha THero.
    We salute all that against Rajapakshe abusive politics than anything else. All others inlucing JVP we can tolerate.

  • 0
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    He must come out and say that his description of ‘getting things done’ is NOT to be taken literally. Otherwise he will tarnish the reputation of the country.

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      K Pillai

      Fascists promise lot of things to their stupid followers. Followers believe their despotic leaders get things done swiftly.

      However we know from history it is not true.
      The relevant question is did Mussolini really get the trains running on time?

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    violence is ingrained in the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist mind set. Apparently this is the month of Vesak. This guy is celebrating Vesak in a typical Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist style.

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    What an idiot to come out with such a stupid statement in public, whether he actually pulled out a gun or not. Is he saying that we should all pull out guns to get things done in SL or is it only a privileged few who can do that? I remember a similar thug politician (thankfully bumped off by the JVP) who used to pull out a pistol when he couldn’t get a service booked for his Mercedes on his preferred day back in the mid 80s. Unfortunately, almost 40 years later, we still elect thugs to Parliament. In developed countries, threatening with an ‘offensive weapon’ is a criminal offence but in SL, pistol packing politicians are above the law. President & PM, open your eyes. Discipline your thugs & get rid of their body guards. It’s the body guards who give them the macho image & isn’t it the tax payer who is paying their salaries? After all, it’s peace time, so who needs bodyguards?

    Maybe Bandara has learnt from Trump about the tough guy approach & the gun culture in the US. The US constitution allows every citizen to posses a fire arm for personal protection & the National Rifle Association, funded by the billion dollar arms industry, have the support of the Republicans, having been given generously for the Republican campaign & Trump, despite the escalating gun violence in the country. Maybe Bandara thinks he can earn a few bucks from arm dealers by promoting a gun culture in SL as well.

  • 0
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    IF ONLY I HAD BRAIN.
    ‘ If only I had a brain
    I’d unravel every
    Riddle-
    For any individ’le,
    In trouble or in.pain
    With the thoughts that
    I’d be thinking…
    I could be another
    Lincoln,
    If only I had a brain’.
    ( From.Wizard of Oz
    Straw Man’s Song)

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    What matters is how, literally or figuratively, he normalized the raw exertion of violent power as the solution to a problem.

    What is dangerous is how, as your own comment aptly illustrates, people do not perceive a problem with this type of asinine behaviour.

  • 4
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    Is Nagananda Kodithuwakku the best solution to Sri Lanka. Why cannot Ranjan Ramanayake, Nagananda Kodithuwakku, Sugandhika Fernando, Dharshana Handungoda, DM Thushara Jayarathne, JVP Samarasinghe fellow (anti corruption crusdaer) and Samantha Waidyarathne get together and form a political party of new with Ranjan Ramanayake the Presdiential Candidate. They will beat RW, Gota and Sirisena.

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    I am not in anyway defending Minister Ranga or any other uncouth politician. In reality, this is what Sri Lanka’s government and public sector has eroded to. One cannot get a damn thing done without being stern. JR learned this the heard way. Premadasa did this with reluctance even though his boyhood was from the slums. Mahinda did this for all to see and with super effectiveness. In my view, the only modern leader who did not have to do this was Whiky madam CBK who did nothing useful for the country. Very soon, others will do this to Marru Sirra if he will not be vigilant and keep inviting and making underhand deals with the murderous gunslingers of the Mahinda regime.

  • 1
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    My intestinal gut feeling is that Sarath Fonskea is the best man to lead Lanka

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    Keppaya

    I would add Dambara Amila Thero to your list

  • 3
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    If Ranil wants to prove he is corrupt free he should get rid of Paskaralingam, Saman Athaudahetti and Malik Samarawickrama from his innermost circle.

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    This is Ranil’s people. Can any one find that Ranil didnot support thugs, criminals, Drug barons and LTTE. That is Tuypical Ranil. Ranil was saying since the times that he was emptying his mothers wallet, he was very safe until the bond scam was caught. So, now his new political slogan to fight the presidential election is I KNOW EVERY THING HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD AND BECAUSE OF THAT I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG. So VOTE me. I will Correct all the problems in Sri lanka. Ranil would settle for a minister post even though he fights for the highest position.

  • 2
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    Plaitha Range Bandara, Sajith Premadasa, Wasantha Senanayake, Hirunika Premachandra, Ranjan Ramanayake, Ajith Perera, Sujiva Senasinghe, should be removed from UNP forthwith for publicly severely critising the party and leader Ranil Wickramasinghe. They have committed insubordination of the highest level.

  • 2
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    Champika Ranawaka and Athuraliye Rathana should not be given party support in the future to run in elections. They will get less than 1000 votes each if run solely on JHU ticket

  • 2
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    Don’t give Rajitha UNP nomination if he uses his foul mouth too much

    Chathura Senarathne must not be admitted to Sirikotha for ever

  • 2
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    Gommanpila must be put in jail for the Brian Shad fraud case

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    Ranil must be stern on those who detest his fine UNP leadership. Sack the bastards and take revenge now before they bite off Ranil totally in the near distant future

  • 2
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    Why is the big delay in putting Rajapakse clan behind bars

    Appa Sira must also be jailed for his fraudlent activities. Australian Police have already confirmed he accepted bribe now the the Kanthale corruption

  • 2
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    Gotabhaya factor is becoming extremely dangerous. Every day he rises.

    Gotabhaya should be arrested now not tomorrow. He must be incarcerated for a very long period of time.

    Otherwise he will be the come back kid who will get revenge from his enemies like Sarath Fonseka, Dambara Amila himi and Dilrukshi Wickaramasinghe. The list goes on.

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    ARREST GOTA NOW NOT TOMORROW, WE DO NOT WANT SUDU VANS AGAIN ANYMORE

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    Gotabhaya is a dumb idiot who indulges in women (film stars, military women etc) and amasses wealth of unprecedented proportion. Don’t let him rise again, arrest him next week.

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