14 December, 2019

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Ranil Wickremesinghe Steps Down As Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe has stepped down as Prime Minister a short while ago. The leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the new Prime Minister tomorrow.

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    The end of Gentleman Politics in Sri Lanka. Last model of Westminster. The only role model Politician the modern generation could witness. Thank you Ranil Wickremesinghe. They will understand some day. The true Visionary Leader. Only problem was that you didn’t speak the language of idiots here in Sri Lanka. The 69 Million low IQ imbeciles will learn the truth in the hard way.
    Tusen Tack! Tills vi träffas My Dear PM

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      BukiPaala

      Today single handed general author of yet to be published “Road to Nandikadal: “”””True”””” Story of Defeating Tamil Tigers”, has just announced “Regardless of title or position, stringent legal action will be taken against any individual who attempts to disturb national peace, “.

      Does it mean he is imposing a blanket ban on democracy, democratic opposition, protest, elections, imposing censorship, extending detention without trial, ………………………. eventually leading to suspending the parliament indefinitely and declaring Gota the supreme/paramount leader of the country’s ruling Junta, ….. ?

      Will he employ agents provocateurs to stir up trouble in any peaceful protest?
      He should appoint somass/Helass the joint heads of the Department of Agent Provocateurs.

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      Ranil is stepping down to get his promotion, Opposition Leader, a post that he loves a lot. Ranil is surely a visionary leader whose concerns are future & full of dreams. But a pragmatic leader is more practical & solves problems faster. Unfortunately, RW is not a pragmatic type, and this is a reason he is unpopular. After all, what will you do with too many dreams & imaginations when you only have 5 years to execute them?

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      Ranil s mistake to the eyes of bathgullas aka GRASS EATERS is –
      – he holds to his decmocratic style of governace.
      – but lankens in general would not respect – CIVILIZED cultured nature..
      – they are fond of hooo hooo… no matter outside world would criticise them.
      – they love to be raped and share of rapes, abuductions, getting killed, until self being met iwth them..
      – no matter any human rights go down, they the majority, over 69 lacks would not care of it.
      : they love to be misled than choosing their leaders by looking at the decent nature.
      – Rajakshe brothers will do it to the very same manner as shown in Tripoli until Gadafi was found dead in a garbage drain.
      – I think all these are becoming a reality to Rajapakshes sooner than later.

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      BukiPaala,
      What kind of gentleman politics you talking about? He is the worst 21st century fox, who deceived not only the Tamils and Muslims but also his party men who didn’t toe his line. what did he do for the last 4yrs, just playing rubbish shit games and prevented every action taken against the MR corrupt, inept, hooligans. His only action was to take every measure to check-mate Aiyo Srisena’s power. Are these the gentleman politics you are talking about?

    • 0
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      I adore reading Ranil worshippers’ walapilla!

    • 0
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      You seem to be one among the blockhead imberciles to describe your man of the butterfly clan…you are blatantly a shameless cracko.

    • 0
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      What gentleman’s politics? He is the worst PM we ever had. Starting with the bond scam, appointing his cronies to Sri Lankan airline and his friends Ratwatte and Paskaralingam as his advisors he has done a lot of damage to the country. He could not comprehend the feelings of the common man and trusted only his Royalist friends. Last gimmick was the MCC deal where he tried to please his masters in the USA. He allowed his rogue ministers to be corrupt and also made underhand deals to prevent any Rajapakse getting arrested for their misdeeds. He has no feeling towards Sri Lanka but only worked to cultivate his image overseas. He ruined the grand old UNP beyond repair and no wonder Sajith lost due to the antics of Ranil, Mangala, Ravi K and Rajitha.

    • 0
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      Bukiyo> The model gentleman politician who spearheaded one of the biggest daylight robberies in this government, riverling MR’s? Yeah he joined the typical Sri Lankan model politician when it comes to robing the country

    • 0
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      Mr. Bukiya ….,
      /
      Are you joking..?
      Mr. Ranil Wik is the
      Most undemocratic
      Most self centered
      Most corrupted
      Most selfish
      Politician we ever had.
      May he ……… in hell

  • 40
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    CT,
    I honestly believe that Ranil, under very difficult circumstances, set the stage for three big achievements: 1. Setting the stage for economic recovery; 2. Setting a new political culture of eliminating politics from the Gvt services justice system; and, 3. opening the Gvt to public inquiry (will GoRa regime will continue the good habit is the question). Unfortunately, SL public mindset is not in a position to understand the value of such a change in political culture even though they themselves complain constantly against nepotism & political favoritism or, put in another words lack of high level democratic culture.

    He also believe in working together, leaving politics asides after elections, for the good of the country. This was the main idea behind Yahapalanaya. But, unfortunately, not even the president (MY 3) couldn’t appreciate such a noble goal. Ranil’s failure was his underestimation of political risk of his attempts even after the realization that MY 3 was not mature enough to follow his path. His lack of charisma, not the vision, I believe that caused his downfall.

    Therefore, the challenge of the new UNP leadership will be to carry on Ranil’s vision, while finding a way not to lose the confidence of the voters. This is mostly a leadership issue.

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      Ranil made a big mistake in ignoring conflict of interest with Arjuna Mahendran being the Governor of the Central Bank and his son-in-law dealing in bonds. After the scam was exposed Ranil should have sent Mahendran on compulsory leave pending a full investigation. That big mistake came back to bite Ranil and the UNP.

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      DP> Economic recovery? Are you even in loving in SL? Tourism is down in the dumps. Everyone associated with tourism through various service are suffering. Taxes are the highest ever in Sri Lankan history. Close to 80% of National income. Poor people can barely survive. Every business is struggling. A lot have closed. We are in more debt than we started back in 2008.

      This all started with the Bond Robbery, lead by Ranil. % Rates shot through the roof & we are still paying for it through taxes…. WTF are you on about?

  • 15
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    HLD Mahindapala,
    Happy Now? What more you want?

    • 1
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      Brenda – MahindasPALA may want a portfolio under Mahinda!

  • 34
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    At last.
    This is the man who purposely paved the way to Gotabaya to be president of Sri Lanka.
    Not only Mahinda and his family but also Ranil played a very pivotal role for that victory.
    He enormously and purposely disturbed and barricaded to defeat Sajith Premadasa.

    This is the man who completely destroyed UNP .

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      Bring us any other good man, decent man, in lanken politics other than Ranil W ?.
      .
      He is patience and democratic, and civilized nature. I hat off to his gentleman politcs. But it is like yakage widhiyata wimane goda naegenna ona.(no civilized culture is what society wants in SL- that we proved over the months, those who demolished the parliament with chiliie power became leaders).. we need rascals and rapists or criminals become the leaders and let the ruin the nation. That is what

  • 14
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    Oh dear, @ last a sigh of relief for the democratic masses of the land.

  • 9
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    The parliament with an unreal representation since the beginning, that protected RW on PM seat should also go simultaneously.

    That’s peoples’ wish.

  • 24
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    His resignation of leadership will be welcome. either hand the party over to sajit, Harsha de silva or eran wickramaratne. this people have little baggage and can build a strong opposition. if ranil is there rjapaksas will win landslide and there is small chance of them getting 2 third majority which will wipe out the any positive checks and balances put in by previous govt. If sajith is leader then make Harsha or eran opposition finace spokespeople as they are qualified economist something which should have been done before. SACK wijedayasa Rajapaksa and Ravi Karunayake from UNP and force ranil out from leadership and then there is hope. if these things don’t minimum happen then SLPP will have easy path to victory.

  • 22
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    At last, it happened. But UNP loyalists are awaiting Ranil to relinquish the position of Leadership of the party.

  • 18
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    good riddance!

  • 6
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    We demand that ongoing Parliament has delivered nothing except chaos, uncertainties and political-economic-social turmoil in Island-wide since 2015 Jan 8th .
    This confuses situation in island-wide needed to redress promptly by GR and MR govt .. unfinished that task is required moderate attention by SLPP leadership.
    An immediate task is to be dissolve Parliment and go for New Parliment Election . People seek fresh mandate for Parliment is very crucial.

    By and large UNP leadership was headed by Ranil Wicaks of Prime,
    MS of President of Republic and CBK of SLFP “Federalist” line of governance.
    Meanwhile that (UNP) + alliance of JVP, MC, and TNA has done irreparable damages to Island. …basic norms of order of Democracy .

    Policies of UNP an Economy has shifted to tremendous failure ; result of that recovered and recapitalization of needed pumping billions of US dollars reinvigorate of economy.
    These unfinished Task cannot be fulfill by overnight. …It is long-process of responsibilities of govt undertaken by SLPP of GR and MR has to delivered according by promised…2019 election.
    Before 2019 Presindtail election so there was a period of stagnation and decline of whole Economy of that while majority people become rock bottom to poverty under UNP regime of that RW .
    The period of UNP that sharp of wealth concentration of few hands of UNP politicians and their family cronies. The political system of governance has began to dissolve in island – Democracy and basic rights of People of Sri lanakn.

  • 17
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    nothing new he always wanted to be leader of the opposition and enjoy its perks

  • 17
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    Good riddance of bad rubbish.

    • 0
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      Let’s declare Friday a public holiday .

  • 19
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    If the UNP have any chance of making a come back in the future he must also step aside as party leader and allow a fresh group to revitalize and take them forward . If he doesn’t, like the current SLFP, the UNP too will end up like what happened to the Dinasaurs.

  • 34
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    This is a huge mistake the Rajapaksas will undo all the hard work done by this Government and dismantle the constitution and throw out democratic governance…

    • 0
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      Mr. Sunil,
      /
      What hard work..?
      Was there a operational government for past 2 years…?
      What constitution…?
      What democratic governance..? Was there any..?

  • 23
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    Sajith was forced onto the UNP when Karu was the best candidate and was give a chance… Sajith and those who forced him into this situation failed miserably… All the sore losers who can’t work with Ranil must leave the UNP and start their own party… if you are not a team player and can’t handle defeat or be humble you are not UNP material… tough fight against Fascism ahead no room for saboteurs in the UNP who can easily be manipulated or bought over by the Rajapaksas… if you think internal power struggles are more important than standing united against Fascism please leave the UNP…

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      Even Hirunika Premachandra just admitted in a public statement that there is no one even remotely intelligent as Ranil Wickremesinghe or even close. Elections are not just about getting votes. If you don’t have a key strategist in the party you will end up like the Rajapaksas win elections and have no practical workable vision for the nation or the ability to govern using democracy…

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    Have Sajith Premadasa and Harin Fernando taken money from the Rajapaksas to throw this election and split the UNP!? Petty power struggles within the UNP seems to be more important to this lot over fighting Fascism!!!

    No political maturity whatsoever disappointing.

    They don’t deserve to be in the UNP hand in your resignation and leave immediately

  • 9
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    The alleged brain-who-is-not-an-actor turned out to be the most corrupt rogue in SL politics.

  • 17
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    Ranil,
    It is too late but at last you did the right thing. Unlike Mahinda, you are a real patriotic of this nation.

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    Will be known as the most inept prime minister this country has ever had. GROBR.

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      Goviya

      “Will be known as the most inept prime minister this country has ever had. GROBR.”

      How did you measure ineptness among all the 14 present and past prime ministers?

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    The country is so grateful for saving further disaster
    and dismay. The stickler will never go even if he is
    booted out.

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      Rajindra Perera

      “The country is so grateful for saving further disaster
      and dismay. “

      The country was saved from family of crooks and war criminals by VP, Hindia and the USA in May 2009.

      Again the country was saved from the family of crooks, war criminals, …. by Hindia, USA, Chandrika, ….. and by the people in January 2015.

      Now the country needs to be saved from family of crooks, war criminals, 52.25% of the voting population by 47.75% of the voting population.

      May I know as to why you vote in the elections and the way you vote in the elections?

      Please don’t respond if you haven’t got any answers.

  • 1
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    You loved your Country”s prosperty and people of all Section,you truly Put your interest towards mother lanka.
    You tried so hard all the way ,but ypu are nice to everyone may Be Buddhist way.
    Now its being handed over……1st lady and the son enjoy the freedom with the multiculturism where different ethnicities live side by side,how countries are fast moving forward,we would like to start from Dutta Gamini”s era.
    Rather than cruelty to animals better do the Perehara in white

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    Ranil and Sirisena either through sheer incompetence or by being hand in glove with the Rajapakses, destroyed a great opportunity to punish the Rajapakses and their cahoots for good, in the last 4 years.

    There was a collective sigh of relief in 2015 when it looked like the Rajapakse tyranny had been defeated for good, and justice was to be meted out.

    Now, the joke is on the people. The Rajapakses are back, stronger than ever.
    It’s not back to square one, it’s even worse now!

    Sinhalese are truly sorry people…

  • 0
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    Not only as Prime minister pls resign as Leader of the UNP also which party & rural vote base you have ruined. Now pls hand over the leadership to Sajith &allow him to build up the party.

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    He almost gave 1/3 of the country to Tiger terrorists in 2005. As Prime Minister, the UNP under his watch has been losing the Presidential election for 23 yrs. Then there is the bondscam issue as well as negligence that contributed to Easter Sunday. Without doubt, the worst politician since Independence.

  • 2
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    Buki Pala , DP ,Gamini see good in Ranil.

    These gentlemen if they had the opportunity to be prime Minister four times and a minister for many years would surely have done better than ranil.

    Ranil had so many opportunities. He simply did not have it in himself .

  • 1
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    UNP has to change. UNP will change – but we don’t know if the coming change is for good or worse.
    The last tree in forest created by Britain, in 1931, with their mistake called Universal Franchise is falling down. It did not hold for environmental change. The wind by the changing world’s political and economic turbulence was too strong on the head and the roots are in the flood soaked earth, the allegiance to the uncivilized age Old Sinhala Buddhist culture. The Old fashioned mixed conservative- liberal Democratic ideas have faced early death in Lankawe before he rest of the world. Jerks and fatuous are to lead the country –compassion and statesmanship had given its way to the modern pompous, hypocrisy of Lankawe. Lankawe is showing off its I-Pad, I-Phone, I-Pod but the slave women in Middle East are crying I-Paid. Dictatorship with Kleptocracy – Communism (I do not know the right word for Slap Party’s political and Economic initiations and policies) is only one will thrive in the Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Philosophical religion Buddhism, free market economy and democracy are too complicated ideas for the IQ 79 dwellers of the Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe. If Ranil had let the International Justice to take its toll on the War Criminals, the rescued country in 2015 would not have fallen into the hands of Satan’s and Devils once again. Now Ranil will sit and watch first 1). The country he redeemed from China is falling back to China 2). Then the criminal he saved being caught up by the justice system.

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    Today this country is in this state and the rogues have taken over is all because of this lazy bast#rd Ranil and that village mutt Sirisena. Charge them both and throw them in jail. Ranil rascal also ruined Sajith’s chances of becoming the President and saving this nation from the Rajapaksas.

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    THE main reason RANIL’S failure as a leader that he has no ability to reach the rural people of srilanaka by way of speaking good local singala verbal action.the village singalese enjoy a platform speaker to come out with double meaning speech or some light filth by way of attacking the opposing party.see people like RAJITH OR SPECIALLY WIMAL WERAWANSE who has noting in his head always wining because of his foul mouth.it is too late now and from this you can observe how the so called PROUD BUDIST OF LANAKA AND THEIR FOUL MENTALITY.GOOD LUCK FOR YOU RANIL.when singala modayas get up from there sleep, IT WILL BE TOO LATE AND THEY WILL HAVE LOT OF WEERWANSAS COMING UP IN POLITICS TO RULE THEM.

  • 0
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    Ranil steps down as prime minister.
    Mahinda takes his place
    From the frying pan and into the fire

  • 2
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    He has pass the ‘sell by’ date but his his old school comrades shielded him.

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