19 October, 2019

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Our Opponents Thought We Would Be Completely Destroyed After Easter Attacks: PM

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe took a jab at the outcry the Opposition has been making since Easter Sunday attacks, stating the opponents thought the government ‘would be completely destroyed after Easter attacks’.

PM Wickremesinghe made these remarks at an event in Homagama last evening, where he spoke on attempts made by the Opposition to consolidate power in the aftermath of a national tragedy.

“Our opponents thought we would be completely destroyed with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. But we have the courage and the strength to face any challenge or catastrophe,” he added.

He also spoke highly of the development efforts undertaken by the UNFGG which he said has brought unprecedented development to the grassroots level. He says the current development drive even exceeds records set by previous UNP governments during 1974-1994.

“The Opposition says there is no government in the country. For the last 21 years when they were running a so-called ‘strong government’, they were unable to provide even Samurdhi benefits to deserving families…Whereas, the present UNP government has managed grant Samurdhi benefits to over 600,000 families within a year,” he added.

Having inherited a bankrupt country in 2015, the PM says the government has done a lot to rebuild the country and the economy and it is the opponents who can’t stomach the development drive who are critical of the government.

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    “Our Opponents Thought We Would Be Completely Destroyed After Easter Attacks: PM”
    is he implying “his”opponents are behind the Easter attack……
    …he must have evidence….why are they not arrested yet…
    is it because the defense and judiciary is under the President is

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      Is Ranil & Co also responsible for such postponements, fixing, adjournments, and injunctions on cases in respect of the Rajapakse family? Pathetic. Today I read that a disabled soldier got life imprisonment for possessing 3 grms of heroin.

      “Basil’s illicit asset case postponed to March 2020”
      “Money laundering case against Namal, others fixed for October 14”
      “Gota Museum case postponed to 27 July”
      “Shiranthi Siriliya case..” not even heard of anymore.
      “Yoshitha money laundering case at Carlton Sports Network (CSN)”.not heard of anymore.
      “Gota Avant Garde case” ??

      All of these commenced in 2015.

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        Craig,
        I got a good idea! RaniW doesn’t take up these cases because he has no evidence. Then who has evidence: the Rajapaksas!
        If you and other comment writers on CT want these cases to be heard they should bring the Rajapaksas to power (even if they don’t like the Rajas) and then the cases will be heard.
        If you don’t want these cases to be heard you should keep RanilW in power.
        Idea is mine but Choice is your!

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        Craig,
        At least these guys have cases against them. The guy who master minded the biggest bank robbery in Sri Lankan history has no case.

        AG is going after small guys leaving out the BIG CROOKS.

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          Eagle eye
          Can you please explain clearly the meaning of the biggest bank robbery in Sri Lanka.
          Try to be objective, try to be precise and let us find out the validity of your statements

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      Rajash,

      There is evidence that MaRa, GoTa, and Rajapakse criminals are ” his opponents” who mobilized the Easter Sunday Attack.

      With over $ 19 billions amassed from commissions from fake development projects during their terror stricken regime, this Rajapakse family can afford to mobilize even bigger attacks in any part of the country.

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        To Rajash and Maharage!
        Was it $19 billion or 29 billion? Why don’t we add another few billion like Rajitha Senaratna who always had a nice round and memorable figure. Please consult Champika Ranawaka who is capable of blowing number up to the maximum. He can also advise us on Panama Banks that came with Amarapala’s Panama papers.
        Here, your $$$ mark doesn’t say whether it is US or Singaporean or Canadian or Australian $$$. We need to get these figures accurate and send to PM Ranil W immediately. We should ask him if these numbers tally with the figures of the Central Bank robbery. If you need further assistance, call Ravi Karu’s exclusive cell number dedicated for this type of financial projects.
        Hurry up men! We’ve only a few months left that could be shortened to days or weeks with the rising unstoppable people’s discontent.
        Someone said “Saharan and his gang killed the Catholics and tourists; but who is now in remand custody? the Yahapalana bunch, specially Ranil W, Maithree S, and the cabinet!”

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      Rajash,
      I think he refers Mahinda group (SLPP group) as his opponents. In fact, Mahinda group is really opponents to peace, unity of this country and people. It is very clear from the October 2018 plot they are against to this country. However, the question is why Ranil is not capable of taking action against the Mahinda group? As you say President Sirisena on the side of Mahinda group and almost 60% of the Sinhalese and 90% of the Buddhist Monks are on the side of that group. So, democratically it is impossible for any actions against that group unless the Sinhalese people realise the danger of supporting that group.

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      Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

      RE: Our Opponents Thought We Would Be Completely Destroyed After Easter Attacks: PM

      Why did they try to destroy a Muslim surgeon /doctor at the Kurunegala

      What is the truth.

      Who set it up.

      Was Wimal Weerawansa and cronies behind it.

      People want the liars to be charged and persecuted.

      Understand that there are hundreds of idiotic Para-Sinhala women, mean IQ 79 or below, involved in this fiasco. Even the ibecille monk of Sagiriya bekuves that.

      So what is the truth? Why is GMOA silent on this?

      We want the truth,

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        Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

        Correction:
        ” Even the ibecille monk of Sagiriya bekuves that. “

        Corrected:

        Even the imbecilic Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhist Monk, at the Asgiriya, believes that, just like a good fraction the Para-Sinhala populace , mean IQ 79.

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        Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

        RE: Our Opponents Thought We Would Be Completely Destroyed After Easter Attacks: PM

        Why did they try to destroy a Muslim surgeon /doctor at the Kurunegala

        Because he was a UNP candidate n 2015? Because he was a Muslim?

        What is the truth?
        Who set it up”
        Was Wimal Weerawansa and cronies behind it.

        Please get to the bottom of it, if you claim to be the “Prime” Minister.

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    Well said PM.
    SLPP and SLFP all out to destroy the UNP.

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      Sandra by UNP you really mean RNP. It is Ranil’s own toy party and he won’t allow anybody to take his toy away from him.

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      Sandra Aponso,
      SLPP and SLFP are all out to destroy UNP because UNP is all out to destroy the economy and sell the country to USA, China, India and Japan.

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    Oh Sri Lankans, Ranil has finally woken from his deep sleep. Meanwhile Silly has got away even if he dropped the ball, and did sweet nothing, when warned about these criminals. HE is responsible for this attack, because he preferred to do nothing to safeguard the people in this country.

  • 7
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    When Ranil, speaks, he speaks of Lichavi. When I speak of him, I say Leech Aava.

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    one thing the govt must point out is that when they inherited the country the international community was very hostile to sri lanka and we were even on the verge of being sanctioned,but now we are the back to normal the IC and the pressure is off.If this is said over and over again it may penetrate the thickskull of the masses that another round of the rajapakshes could end up in a catastrophe for them if sanctions are applied like for some countries today.

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      Shankar!
      You have dreams, and it’s good to have them, but people have nightmares after the massacre on April 21! Do you know the children of some richest people in the world died at this massacre and what do those richest people think about this ‘coup’ of the so-called international community.
      Many say that this self appointed international community was apparently aware of it but did nothing to prevent it.

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    He is not concerned about what happens to the country.
    /
    His only concern is to cling on to power, doing nothing.

  • 8
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    “Our Opponents Thought We Would Be Completely Destroyed After Easter Attacks: PM”

    No, no you are not completely destroyed, there is still another 10% to be demolished.

  • 9
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    The Government does not need opponents to destroy it; they are quite capable of doing it themselves. Mr. Prime Minister what is your response to the statement made by the Asgiriya Prelate ? How many Muslims have been taken into custody and how is the legal system going to deal with them and when ? Why was the President and the Prime Minister out of the country at the same time ? There are much more to ask you of what has happened since the Easter attacks but we the citizens will get no answer from you.

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    Don’t talk big sir. You could not implement a very simple matter of upgrading Kalmunai North Tamil PS for the last ten years, just because one Muslim MP Haris is opposing it. What sort of power you are holding sir? Now that the entire Tamil and Sinhala communities in Kalmunai are protesting and engaged in fast for the last four days, can you implement what was approved by the cabinet twenty five years ago, immediately.

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      It is because of the power hungry corrupt Sinhala politicians on both sides that Muslims are having merry. All top Sinhala politicians have received money from Muslim politicians and businessmen who have funded and supported Islamic terror in Sri Lanka. Now they all want to put a few Muslim perpetrators into jail and cover up the matter. Unfortunately for them Sinhala public, Buddhist priests and Low ranked Sinhala politicians are not giving up. Kalmunai incident has demonstrated to people that if Sinhala and Tamils get together they can finish off this Islamic nonsense. Country needs a person who can take on Muslims fearlessly and show them who Sinhalese are, and not spineless pussy footers going behind Muslims.

  • 9
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    Mr Ranilpaksha, it is high time for you to quit politics. Take the two morons, Rajafucksha and Sillysena with you, rest of Medamulana Meeharaka cronies will follow!

  • 9
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    Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
    Understand the incapability and inefficiency of your leadership.
    You never given any opportunity to anyone to lead your party or government.

    Now time has arrived you to retire with honour and respect and handover to Sarath Fonseka or Champika Ranawaka.

    Sajith, Ravi, and others who have been craving for leadership and power are not suitable and people reject them.
    Ravi is a well corrupted man.

    Do not ruin the party and do not let UNPers down too.

    Be a gentleman rather crook.
    Good Luck for your peaceful retirement.

  • 5
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    RW must be aware that they are paid not for infighting, but implement some programs to develop the country. In govt, departments we see lot of lethargy, beggars are mushrooming everywhere, peolple are malnourished, suiciding over inabilty to pay school fees, unemployment, lack of discipline etc.etc. Of course MS is a swine in the group, but he was your choice.

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      Ad ,

      You make life easier for our PM Ad . Our PM loves to talk about ,
      say , the latest , the Ministers going , going , going and never
      gone ! The V W , coming , coming , coming and never coming !
      One million jobs ! In the West , the supermarkets and the
      Banks have put up self service machines for payments to reduce
      staff and make life easier for customers . We here promise more
      employments in millions ! Election is like pudding for Ranil !!!

  • 8
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    ” Kettle calling the Pot black. “

    What a bloody ” Arsehole ” he is.

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    The most hated 2-legged creature in Sri Lanka is the spineless ‘My3 Siri’

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    You are right again! You are NOT completely destroyed, but 99.9999999%. Now you and your Yahapalan government with Catholics blood on hand due to April 21st negligence are confined to a life support system that will be unplugged at the next general election. Your actions for the last few years have not shown that your intention was to help the poor of this country. Your uncle Yankee Dicky (JR) was cunning man but did some ‘good’ for the poor! What have you and your men done for this country? Whatever you and your men start ends up in chaos!
    What’s this Mr. Prime Minister? If you know you have failed miserably, just let the people decide like in other democracies. Go for an election and see how honorable decision it would be!
    If You think you are ‘not destroyed completely’ you can contest again and prove you are not guilty of all these misdemeanors, mistakes, shortcomings, errors, negligence, and blunders that started with the Central Bank robbery in 2015 to the most recent crime (the massacre of innocent Catholics) on April 21, 2019! My humble opinion is that if you don’t hold elections and ‘let the people decide’ immediately, the God will continue to punish you and your government seriously within the next few months! And it will be a series of nightmares that you, your ministers, and MPs won’t be able to escape!
    Please learn to respect democracy!

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    this joker will be history after the next election

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    dear bond scam ranil and fellow royalist.

    Did you put up even one power station during your tenure.Aren’t we paying through our noses for that barge providing electricity to us.How people suffered from the power cuts during new year.Just imagine our plight if mahinda had not put up that norchordichalai plant.All talk talk talk.What development are you talking about?

    disce aut discede-learn or depart. Now you better depart or cuthair’s ghost will haunt you.

    ps.before you go please abolish the presidency,in case we have to suffer with another jerk.

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    Mr. Prime Minister

    When are you going to Realise that your opponents need NOT do anything to destroy your government? Don’t you know that you have done a Perfect job in almost destroying the government? All what you have been doing from the day you took power in 2015 was Nothing but destroying your government, your Party and the country beginning with the Infamous Bond Scam and you couldn’t even do a proper Cover-up, try as you did.

    Please leave governance and the Party and retire so that your successor can save the Party from the brinks.

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    Ranil: You really are well past your “Use by” date. Please consider.

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      janaka

      you are dead right.it is like consuming something that is long past its expiry date?

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    All clowns 225 including ponna ranil maithri rajavassas wont be coming again to power. Dont talk you stupid retard! Konda pana nathi vesige puthek! Talk about politics. Innocent 300 ‘s got killed nad more than 500’s got injured! You dont care about the lifes lost and presenttly how many families are effected by the irresponsibility of Gamarala Sirisena, You Pinnaya and the other 225 clowns. NO MORE EXCUSES!

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    why should anybody want to destroy the govt when he is doing it himself
    a joker like no other

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    One of your opponents’ eldest son’s wedding is approaching , get busy
    spending some time with your wife for a gift selection ! And by the
    way , what did you give to ‘the Kilimanjaro’ wedding ? What a life !
    An opponent in public is a friend in private ! Which one you enjoy the
    most ? People know your wife , what about making public if you got
    any friends , I mean real friends ?

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    Well, you and your partner Sirisena should have resigned and gone home…

    What an audacious little man, having the gall to speak about things like that after the monumental failure of his government of fools, that resulted in so much death and destruction !

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    All posters are cursing Ranil and they are quite right. He has made sure that he alone runs the UNP as his own personal fiefdom. What a worthless sob. He has made sure that all other contenders are suppressed and kept in their place. That’s how much he loves his country.

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    “Our Opponents” is a generic term. I don’t take serious the people who have no guts to say the name of their enemy.

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    We don’t have here a control mechanism that the interpretation of Ranil’s statement won’t go beyond the context boundaries because the original Sinhala speech is not available; nevertheless, there is some substance. So we put out this comment.
    This doesn’t sound like open talk to public or open challenge to the opposition- we name it as Slap Party, but thought the speech is silent on it. Lot of equivocal terminology! Ranil sounds like he has completed a self-assessment of UNP’s performance after the Easter Sunday attack. Is that telling that he is feeling here that he passed some milestone aftermath of Easter Sunday? Is he concluding that he is out of the wood and strong enough to reply to the opponent? In this, his conclusion is Easter Sunday did not damage him as much the opponents wanted, but his developments plans started before the Easter Sunday is pretty well in track.
    There is a unanimous opinion out in the sky with IC, Local Media, and Lankawe mass that government too had its hand in Easter Sunday attack. Beyond government, it is felt that the opposition’s corporation too was there. All 225 members in the parliament accepted it was their fault the attack took place. So far, Parliament, Cabinet and President have not put out any evidences of any of their endeavor to stop the attack. Evidences given by police force at the PSC suggested that president was actively blocking any effort to arrest the bombing. They two, the ruling team & opposition, selected & attacked Tamil Christians for not clearly figured out reason by media, but for specific purpose, with the help of rented local ISIS. Then they two pointed out the finger at each other and in addition they dragged IC into it. So as usual they purposefully

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      spread out stories like, “America did it, India did it, New Zealand did it, China did it…..”

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    If Ranil is seeing the turning point of neutralizing the Easter Sunday disaster, we have no vision of that point. India is continuing to warn about the future attacks. India was the one warned about Easter Sunday too. Muslims continue to complain still their properties are being subjected to arson, Sinhalese boycotting their Business, rumors about the illegal sterilizing of men and women still spreading like wildfire. For the first time this fear is coming out of Jaffna eateries and cloth stores. Buddhist Monks are so harsh about Muslims punishments and personal law. Asgiriya prelate indicated if Muslims willing to go forward with Arabization, government should employ Arabian cruel punishments to Muslim citizens. Muslims Arabization accusation has not reached any end. Public officials still under obligation to follow age old Buddhist style dress code. Muslim ministers were encouraged with in UNP to resist “resign and face” investigation. Then they resigned as a union, but by this investigation has become a fraud. There was an accusation it was Ranil’s consultation for Muslim Ministers resigning as union. Now again accusation is there on Ranil that he was insisting them to take back the positions as union; he opposed Kaffir and Haleem taking oath individually. Ranil is seen here as manipulation Muslims Ministers for his popularity on the Easter issue. Muslims are complaining that many of their community’s innocent members are arrested under PTA. Opposition had very good time during the LG election. Opposition destroyed that buildup during the untimely Coup. But it is felt opposition has rebuilt most of it after Aanduwa’s flawed Easter Sunday handling. There is new unrest by Muslims opposing upgrading Tamil predominant Kalmunai North which government ignored for favor of Arabian Money yielding ministers. When, even after passing two months of the attack, the things are so unsettled on every aspects of the Easter Sunday,, it seems to be difficult to understand where and how the opposition is defeated here as per Ranil’s talk.

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    Right after Easter Sunday, 9 World famous investigation Intelligence units arrived to Colombo to conduct investigations. All claimed they all were invited by Lankawe. People had doubt about Indian and Western claims on that if they were really welcomed by Aanduwa. As Aanduwa parts too were suspected in that attack, foreign troops’ presence would bring that to light. So New King went to China and Russia to seek some balancing help. We are not sure about the outcome those talks. Ranil is saying his opponents’ expectation is defeated. He did not name his opponents. He met Old King secretly before and after the attack. During this period he met New King and said that he and New King are working together for country’s emergency need. He is planning to meet Old Brother Prince at hospital, whom was not visited in Singapore by any other famous figure from Lankawe other than Ranil. For Ranils enemy on this, it seems too difficult to be defined. We don’t see any point Ranil to celebrate or brag other than it looks like he has had American State Secretary’s trip cancelled. Colombo media, without evidence, predicted his visit was to sign SOFA/VFA agreement. It was said UNP government was against on that with West. Is that Ranil saying that India…… America and others expected Lankawe to go devastated by Easter attack, but Aanduwa had its controls on the attack do they did not allow it to escalate, but foreign intelligence units didn’t know that?

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    Did the voters in this country elect MPs of UNP to:
    * Protect the leader who masterminded the ‘Bond Scam?
    * Protect the leader who undertook the responsibility when he appointed his Royal mate as the Governor of Central Bank and later ignored his commitment?
    * Protect the leader who allowed the main culprit of Bond Scam to escape?
    * Protect the leader who is not taking any action to bring the former Governor of CB to face trial?
    * Protect the leader who is signing agreements with USA that could be detrimental to the sovereignty of the country without the approval from the Cabinet?
    * Protect the leader who failed to provide security to the people?
    * Protect the leader who ruined the economy?
    * Protect the leader who is turning a blind eye to corruption of his buddies?
    * Protect the leader who was scared to face the Presidential election and came to power from the back door using Sirisena.

    You guys are ruining your political career by protecting this moron.

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