13 December, 2017

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Ranil And Maithri Violate Election Laws

Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe has openly flouted elections laws by engaging in a hand-out programme that is set to cover the entire island in the month of December.

He launched an initiative at Temple Trees yesterday (December 5) to ‘prepare for cultivation 12000 plots of “pin bim” or “sacred lands” across the country under the ‘National Sasunodaya Programme’ (Programme to Uplift the Buddhist Order) under which 1000 temples will be reconstructed and protected before the end of December, according to Wickremesinghe. The programme will be implemented using state funds.

While there’s nothing illegal about such programmes, during an election politicians are required not to take part in them. The implementation can be done by the relevant officials who are required to inform the Elections Commission of such activities where politicians could be involved.

This initiative and the involvement of a leader of a recognized political party amounts to abuse of state resources for purposes of promoting a political party, an infringement of the kind that led to the conviction of former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga in the infamous ‘Sil Redi Case’.

The ‘Divineguma’ programme also implemented during the same period is another instance where election laws were violated.

While stating that the progamme is part of the government’s plan to safeguard the unitary character of the state and preserve the special status of Buddhism in the country, Wickremesinghe said the government is committed to the development and protection of all religious places of worship. He said that Rs 21 million has been allocated for Hindu, Islamic and Christian places of worship, accordingly.

Meanwhile Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam of the UNP is scheduled to reveal the names of books worth Rs 700 million that are to be distributed among 3312 schools ‘in order to cultivate the reading habit among school children,’ another initiative that contravenes the Elections Act. This ceremony is to be held at Temple Trees, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for his part laid a foundation stone in Polonnaruwa today for what is said to be the largest hospital in South Asia devoted to kidney diseases.

Such initiatives of national importance previously scheduled are not disallowed, Colombo Telegraph learns, as long as politics is left out of it. However, President Sirisena expressly referred to the ‘efforts of the government’ in his speech. He also participated in a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of a ‘Stroke Treatment Complex’ at the Polonnaruwa Hospital today.

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    Liars and MODAYAS from top to bottom promises to country idiots gooooood, gooooody Gooooody
    future for all , then they go and perform their so goooooody, gooooody future for themselves in winning the Election.
    Pathetic Pshychotic Liars the Prez and PM.

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      Doing , Bribing / White Envelopes are not in the Precepts Hamuduruwos !!!

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        Prime minster why don’t you open up free Jimnastics classes for the Fat Prelates??
        They’re over sized, overgrown and unhealthy sirs.
        Very ugly indeed with the sleeveless Buddha costume.
        No excercise and overeating are the cause for heart attack sirs!!

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      Dear President and Prime Minister,

      Who trained you? Mahinda Rajapaksa?

      “Mama Dena Gathimi, Mama Seka Kalemi”
      I came to know, and I suspected….

      You certainly have very good company.
      Low-IQ Para leaders paying homage to low-IQ Para monks, and all representing the low IQ Para-Populace.

      Paras are an insult to intelligence.
      Mahawamsa an insult to the Buddha.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

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        Amarasiri,

        do they have any other choice ?

        People have been caught by Saffron thugs.

        Saffron thugs have been controlled by Rajapakshe or the like extremists.

        Please check that the crowds turned up to Mr Medamulana s new rally.

        People would even eat tonnes of their kakka… so are our people. I hate our punnakku eaters. And ofcourse rascal raajapakshes.

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        Dear Poor President and Poor Prime Minister,

        The Poor Man Asked to Buddha, “Why am I so Poor ?”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXhELGmX6lo

        The Poor Citizen asked the President and Prime Minister, “Why am I so Poor ?”

        Mahinda Rajapaksa and Cronies, and now we have taken over that business, in consultation with Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies..

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        Get the colonials or their types to sort our country from the idiots at the street levels to the crooks at the top.They are visiting temples and churches to fool the people.

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      Bondscame Ranil is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds — playing religious and ethnic politics just like the Jarapassa brothers. Talking human rights to minorities and then feeding Saffron Thugs..
      Ranil ,must be impeached soon before he does more damage to national law and order institutions which he is debilitating from inside,
      He fools the minority Muslim and Tamil communities and their greedy leaders with Human Rights shows and then had Gintota happened out of nowhere to distract people from his appearance and Bond Commission!

      • 9
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        Dinuk How about you Gay priests and womanizer priests ? they won’t be given money by the Viagra Overdose Christian affairs minister ?

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      What the heck! Don’t let greedy selfish power hungry politicians to use temples and Maha Sangha to their advantage. Whether it is Mahinda or Ranil, it is not right. Temples and Maha Sangha do not belong to any political party. They support principles. What Ranil doing is wrong. Politicians can’t uplift Buddhist Order. It is the duty of the Maha Sangha and Buddhist laymen. Reconstructing temples is a different matter. It can be done through the Ministry of Buddha Sasana. Ranil should not be allowed to do this. This is purely election manipulation using public funds. Otherwise, what is this sudden “awakening” in Ranil, the man who imprisoned Maha Sangha for stupid reasons like keeping elephants in temples and the man who tried to make Sri Lanka a secular country?

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        When Rajapakshe does it, you would not risk any word to add the kind of the comments.
        But now you to open your anus this way is very strange I find.
        I believe, you have been so upset, even behave like upside down knowing and realizing that ballige putha Weerawanse is fallen deep wihtin his NFF, may have made you down too, not making you aware what drop your lips really. As one who has been practising the oldest profession should be well aware of all these.
        Anyways, Champawathi, please leave us in peace. Thanks.

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          LEEGAGEMALLI
          Ranil has no right to do what Rajapaksa did because what is wrong is wrong.
          I supported MR only after he was defeated in 2015 as there was a drastic change in him than when he was during 2010-2015 and that also I did as a support to Wimal as he was in a bid to bring MR back. I had issues with them since early last year and I completely withdrew my support to MR the moment I realized him returning to his same Rajapaksa brand selfish power hungry man. I have said this many times before. Even though Wimal supported MR, I don’t support him ever again and not only that I do my utmost to not to let Rajapaksa clan coming back to power in 2019/2020. The position taken by Wimal has no impact on my opinions or decisions against Rajapaksa clan. As I said many times before, I fight solo.
          I take pleasure in presenting my unsolicited opinion to NFF but they have nothing do with my thinking. I am and had always been my own master.
          Rajapaksas are not coming back to power and that doesn’t mean Ranil has a right to misuse public funds for political gain as done by Rajapaksa clan.

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            Good news is most abusive Wimal will have to face it sooner than later.

            I waited for that for that long. The kind of highly abusive men have manipulated the grass eating folks pleasing the agendas of Rajapakshe extremists.

            Wimal or the like uneducated ones would do the job for anyone in the future. Then only you would stop loving to HIM.
            I understand anyone in your position ( practising oldest profession) has to treat long term customers as NY pros do.

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              LEELAGEMALLI
              NFF is sure footed. Wimal’s party which is only 9 years old, already has 5 MPP. Wimal’s achievement at such a short span of time is remarkable as even the mighty SLFP once had only 8 seats in the Parliament! Wimal is the most treasured, loved and admired Patriot in Sri Lanka. Therefore your dream of me stop loving him will never happen. One thing is for sure. Your highly educated rogue Prime Minister or his well educated UNP rogue gang will never come back to power. They used and still using their education, expertise, knowledge and skills to rob the heart of the economy and all other governmental and national assets. Educated looters won’t leave anything by 2020. The next President will have to start from zero and work super hard to acquire everything what is lost.
              Hey, about your last one, I agree, I am no match to your frequency and mastery in NY redlight babes.

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            Champa
            Have you reformed or in the process of reforming to be a patriotic citizen like us??

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              Analyst

              I never knew the definition of the word “patriot” was changed to include you.

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    Dear CT,
    No problem! It is WRONG only if it is done by MR and the gang!
    Thanks
    Yours truely
    Yahapa catchers

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      Maximoron, you would never see it beyond.

      Please let your psychologist help you adequately.

      Else, your second generations would not even see it as we expect at least them to behave normal.

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      max

      “No problem! It is WRONG only if it is done by MR and the gang!”

      Everything Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD) did was wrong. Give us one example where he got it right.

      I can understand when you chose to carry the saffron clad thug’s b***s however the thing that puzzles me is that why on earth do you defend Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa (LLD), his clan, and his cronies.

      Are you a crook, a criminal, a rapist, a child rapist, a murderer, a fraudster, a war criminal, ……………. who needs powerful connections at higher level in order to stay out of prison or make lots of cash?

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    Make hay when the sun shines.
    Dont mess with the Cheevaradarios!

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    This is totally out of context. The programme for the development of 1000 Buddhist Temples was arranged and declared long before the election was declared. Development and protection of Buddhism is a constitutional obligation of the government. Temples on the other hand are very much public places and hence donating public funds to develop them is in no way a dole out seeking electoral favours. It is not surprising if this type of authors if cry foul when financial assistance is granted to natural disaster victims.
    On the other hand the envelopes containing these funds don’t bear the picture of any politician unlike MR’s silredi donation, which was a clear violation of election laws as that was done as a part of election campaign clearly depicting the pictures of a candidate and were given as private gifts (bribes) to individuals. An article of extremely poor taste.

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      Ajantha: The use of public funds to win political favoritism from Monks is corruption and cheap. Bond Scam Ranil should have donated Party funds or from his Salary. He did not do any of those. It is easy for every one to donate some one else’s money and not from his or their pockets.

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      I fully agree to what AJANTHA has written. The elections weren’t fixed when this was planned and started and the progress of the projects of the Govt. cannot be stopped until the elections period is over. If the politicians use their symbols and names, that is accountable as against election laws.

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    I have heard of a saying by a “King” (in the ancient days) : “Eva”; “Kava”; “Bova” (Come; Eat & Drink). Sri Lanka has comparatively achieved that status as shown by the above picture, donating a “Big” “Fat” envelope to a Ven. Buddhist Sangha, by the PM (our Deputy King). Anyway, that “Envelope” contains the PEOPLES’ MONEY and not a “PERSONAL PROPERTY” of our PM. I hope the MAHA SANGHA who received this “DANE” would have taken care to bestow the “MAHATUV MAHA ANISHANSA” (HUGE MERIT) to the entire population of this country. A humble request to MAHA SANGHA who received this “DANE”: Please donate that “Big” “Fat” contents of that envelope to the General Hospital, Colombo to RE OPEN that Heart Surgery Unit that has been closed down for repairs, as of the reports, for the last 20 months. There are 30000 patients to receive heart surgery in the waiting list. Maha Sangha: Please be reminded of the BUDDHA’S words: DANAYEN DANAYA UTHUM DANAYKI” ( Donating the Donation Received is the BIGGEST Donation). SAADU…..SAADU… Hope you , MAHA SANGHA will be AWAKENED to t the BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS.

  • 5
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    Sad to say both the president & the PM are culprits. They must apologize.

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    Cannot believe these idiots still bow down to these fat bald bastards and listen to them for guidance. What guidance are these fat bastards giving them? Most of these fatties don’t even have basic qualification for a janitor but they are providing guidance? Who are they gaining that knowledge from? Buddha? Buddha was never even God not he possessed any Godly powers. Idiots!!!!

    Send these fat bastards back to their monasteries and do your job. This bugger Ranil is a useless lazy idiot.

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      Tamil from North

      You’re an idiot because you comment on Buddha without knowing anything.

      Buddha was a human being who practically surpassed all the gods, even the wise gods worshipped Buddha so Buddhists call him a unique person.

      That’s the human capacity so bowing down to known/seen human might be more valuable than bowing down to unknown/unseen god.

      Have you ever seen god? Why can’t your god appear before people instead of sending messengers?
      If he is almighty he must be able to do that.?

      However I agree with you that Ranil is another idiot like you because he pays undeserved respect for bad monks.

      Tamil from North, you should know that all the monks are not that bad & uneducated, I’m sure you also can learn a lot from Buddhist monks. You’ll find it more valuable than praying before an alter of somebody’s imagination.

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        Real Revolutionist, true to your name, you are a keyboard warrior who sits in front of a computer and writes garbage. If I am an idiot, that makes you a damn jackass. Buddy, this is a fiction you have created in your head that Buddha had Godly powers. My bloody foot he had Godly powers!!! everything Buddha stood for is what you fools don’t practice. Buddha couldn’t take arseholes like you and ran away to the jungles to be away from complete idiots like you. Then monkeys like you made him God and started worshiping him. These fat bastards are a drain on any civil society. They sit there, eat all day and waste everybody’s time. If you want to worship Buddha, go ahead fool, but don’t tell others BS stories about Buddha and continue to read that comic book called Mahawamsa.

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          Tamil from the north
          Gosh man , you are certainly spewing up a lot of unholy garbage. All that venom and hatred within you will slowly but surely consume you . How about meditation – will do you a lot of good.

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          Tamil from North

          You’re a funny person because you strongly believe about godly powers.
          Could you please explain godly powers.

          Tell us the reasons for god not to use them to stop sufferings of innocent people & animals. Reasons for not using it to distribute resources evenly.
          Tell us the reason for god to let millions die in battlegrounds, etc.., etc.

          There’re no godly powers to be seen but dogly powers are in plenty everywhere; that’s what I can say.

          Next thing, your lack of knowledge about Mahawamsa, please be aware that it’s not a comic book. Don’t be jealous of it.

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            Real Revolutionist, tell me what buddha could do for you? You should have faith in God who has Godly powers. Who in turn can change your life if you truly ask for.

            What powers did or does buddha have? What did this comic book called Mahawamsa tell you? buddha, you worship him for what?

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              Tamil from north

              Believable history shows the presence of Buddha about 2500 years ago. He gave the people freedom to understand truth. That’s his gift to people. Unfortunately all the people don’t have access for it due to the influence of other religions that don’t respect freedom of thought as they’re centered on mythical almighty god.

              I’m a human being so quite happy with human power I’m gifted with. It’s natural for anybody to seek help from unknown sources when they’re helpless. that’s the reason for the creation of concept of god. If there’re real gods they’re also forms of life; in other words they’re also animals with or without more physical & mental abilities than people but they’re yet to prove.

              I pay respect (worship) for that unique person Buddha but don’t pray. Pls let me ask you a question. Don’t you worship your parents?

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        Real Revolutionist

        “I’m sure you also can learn a lot from Buddhist monks. “

        You are right you can learn a lot from Buddhist monks however not from Sinhala/Buddhist fascist monks.

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          NV, these are the fellows who destroyed this beautiful country. Pastors, monks, priests, mullahs have no place in politics.

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        Real Revolutionist, bowing down to real human is better?

        Why? I am idiot since I have not seen God? ok!!!

        So, I will turn this question back to you and I will ask you whether you have seen buddha? If you have, then you must be more than 3000 years old? So if one is deemed an idiot, then it is you who is an idiot !!! Christ came to this earth 2000 years ago but Buddha came to this earth way before that. So Buddha is not fake but Christ is? Go to Israel and see the historical sites, you fool.

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    what is the difference between these guys and the previous lot ?

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    The two idiots are trying to tell the Sinhala chandadayakayo that Gamayi pansalayi Wawayi Dabagyi still stands for few more years.

    Kiss my ##rse

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    It is indeed a “Home vs Home’ Finals.
    The winner lasts.

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      Or the two teams may merge.

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    See the Economic reality of Sri lanka. Bond Scam Ranil invited monks to offer an envelope of Money which came from Public pockets, see how many are watching. Why do we need this many politicians to watch this donation in order to get political favoritism. Why Bod Scam Ranil did not go to a Mosque right after this to pray. ———

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      Brain softy Jim
      Why haven’t we seen all these dramas on ” Hismasters Mouth piece news ” when the mad men of Medamullana running around shamelessly here there everywhere to offer
      MahaPirith and Dane to all the High priests of Mahasangha??
      Why haven’t we seen the ” Big Fat Envelopes ” of offerings/ Bribes on the mouthpiece news papers during the Rogue Regime??
      Jim softy You had no guts to write about the Modamullas Bribes then??
      The journalist who dare to publish those would have been White Vanned??
      That’s the difference Man!! at present, You and I can express ones thoughts freely now!
      On CT ofcourse.
      No fear of disappearance overnight.
      Thank you President and PM for giving us the Freedom of speech.
      We certainly are grateful to Yahapalanaya.
      We can expose the PRESENT PARLIAMENT LOOTERS AND THE PAST PARLIAMENT LOOTERS TOO WITH NO FEAR.
      Thank you CT for exposing .

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    Jim softy: That last word of your comment “pray” had been misspelled, I believe. Is it “PREY”?

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      Douglas. I write so many places wrong, sorry.

      DUMB analyst, What do you say, people were brain dead for so long, Now, Bond Scam Ranil also should go scot free ? What happened to Ranil’s Bond FCID. did it do anything ?

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    Tamil from the North,

    “…but don’t tell others BS stories about Buddha and continue to read that comic book called Mahawamsa”

    “The Ceylon Tamils had no written document on the lines of the Mahavamsa to authenticate their singular and separate historical authority in Sri Lanka, a fact which Ceylon Tamil communalists found very irksome”. (Russel, Jane: Communal Politics under the Donoughmore Constitution)

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      Hey Eagle eye, take your comic book mahawamsa and stick it up your arse.

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    Curse of Lanka on display. National wealth distributed when the poor is suffering without help. If you look at the north land of private owners are held by the state for over quarter of a century denying people of their livelihood.

    I am no friend of the crooked Rajapaksa’s but isn’t this worse than the “Sil Redhi” fraud?

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    GO FIGURE:

    “After end of the civil war in 2009 the major detrimental factor to rebuild the agriculture sector in the North under Governor’s rule was caused by the authorities, who denied farmers access to their land. Several farmer families are still unable to return to their homes due to many official and unofficial Security Zone restrictions in areas in the North, which prevent in many places and severely restrict in the rest access to cultivatable land. The legislators from North Tamil National Alliance (TNA), with those from the United National Party (UNP), co-partners in the National Government have stepped up pressure to seek the release of more lands now under security forces control. In all the five districts of the Northern Province many returning farmers displaced by war, were denied access to the land they had been utilizing for their agriculture activities. Many farmers were informed by officials that they no longer had permission to cultivate these lands as the land had been confiscated by the state for use by security forces.”

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    Bribery and Corruption of Gods are the done thing. Murderers go to Katragama and ask the God there to safe guard from the clutches of the Law and the victims seek the help of God to punish the murderers. Of course the author of the crime give more bribes than the victims. Poor God what can he do?
    I understand that the Thirupathy temple in India, where our politicians frequent has tons of Gold which is enough to provide all the homeless with homes.

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    Politics and personal opinions of individuals apart, I believe a good amount people have some sense of common values and one such important value is fairness. You jail your opponents on grounds that laws were violated but you openly flout the law. Now who has to pay the price? Just as Lalith Weeratunge paid a price must a Saman Ekanayake pay a price? I think politicians are placing an absurd burden on the bureaucrats. Remember! Once a bureaucrat starts robbing he/she can rob in amounts much larger than the politician and with finesse, undetectable to any one and the country can vanish in no time.

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    By father’s heredity and while by born in well train Christian theology of Ranil Wickramasinghe by converted to Buddhist; now begging for blessing from Buddhist monks in another term of power by wonder politics in an Island ?
    Ranil is diehard enemy of Buddhist teaching, Buddhist Temples and as well as Buddhist monks; currently he want to win local government election that now seeking blessing of innocent Buddhist Monks by gimmick major voters which is sold purposed of winning coming local government election….2018 ! $$$.

    Unbelievably UNP is party not that like others political parties , which it like the roller costar policies suited their power and politics agenda by the cost of any religion ,democracy and “good governances” shifted any end, remain in power by hook or crook by blessing of Buddhist and MS’s political umbrella.

    Ranil Wicks is who’s that guy has a special character of politics proven beyond doubt that he does not committed any Principles in his life time. He used and misused all available resources, an opportunities and space & time for his personal gains to be remain in the political power.
    That is the nature of classes character of UNP-politics which including Ranil Wicks has no exceptions of that.

    The Year 2015 January 8th that Ranil Wicks of UNP came to power by back door politics by wonders of MS and CBK Tamil feudal federalist political road map. Indeed Ranil want be well being same path politics by regain power in local government by blessing Buddhist Monks . ….year of 2018.

    It does matter violated election laws and regulation, by as long as political and state enforcement authorities in his command by UNP Ranil Wicks.

    That is a day of democracy that UNP- “Rule of Law” promised in 100 days restoration of ‘good governed’ advice by IMF and world Bank, since pre -politics 2015 January 8th???
    Ours power of democracy disappearing gradually 21st century by foreign power struggle to control and dismantle center of sovereignty state of Sri lanka? By UNP leadership

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      what about his routine trips to Hindu temples in India?

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    Uplifting Buddhist Order???????

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