28 November, 2020

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Ranjan Ramanayaka Refuses To Accept Rs.100,000 Monthly Bonanza For MPs

Deputy Minister of Social Empowering and Welfare, Ranjan Ramanayaka has refused to accept an additional allowance granted to all Parliamentarians.

In a letter addressed to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, MP Ramanayaka said that he had decided to make a sacrifice in aligning himself with the masses, who continued to support the government while they them themselves were suffering and having to reshape their lives due to the enormous state debts the country has incurred.

He urged Speaker to take necessary steps to stop paying him the additional allowance of Rs. 100,000.

The cabinet on 29th of November had approved the proposal to increase the off allowances granted to all Parliamentarians.

Minister of Parliamentary Reforms & Mass Media, Gayantha Karunathilaka has proposed that the daily allowance of Rs. 500 given to all MPs be increased to Rs. 2500. Apart from the increase in the daily allowance, the Cabinet has also approved the proposal for an additional allowance of Rs. 100,000 to be granted to MPs every month, to allow them to carry out their work in their respective electorates.ranjan

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    Congratulations Ranjan. Please keep it up. Persuade other MPs to follow. There are richer fellows in the Parliament like the couple from Ampara who are minting money. Have this couple taken their cars.

    I was told by a late Minister, that they need money to have an open house and go for every funeral and wedding in the electorate. His salary was inadequate to do this. This applies to poor MPs and not the ones who had amassed wealth in the previous governments and those who have made money like the duo from Ampara. There may be many like this duo, but I do not know them so I am mentioning this pair

    Let see what the rich MPs do

  • 14
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    Ranil – you have been shamed! Resign forthwith and hand the leadership of the party and destiny of our mother Lanka to Ranjan. Other wise history will repeat itself and soon. Remember your two year stint as PM way back many years ago? When you were ousted as PM by the President and the pathetic interview at the entrance to the White House?

    You and your brood of crooks – do you guys have any human values or dignity? Think not.

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      ANOTHER POLITICAL STUNT TO BEPOPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE
      .

  • 14
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    Well, Ranjan is a genuine honest man like his uncle, Vijay.He is not a politician but a mis-fit in the corrupt UNP.He is fighting tooth and nail to protect his Leader and cover up the man’s inabilities.A guy who has lost More than twenty times is given as a PM to run the yahapalana Govt.He is for the last time proved he is a failure. The people in the city has finally realized it.The man gives numbers like “we will have 2000 yahapalana offices in all districts, again 2000 education support,or assistance offices around the country,50 planes a day will land in Mattala,All bullocks. He has failed utterly.Simply he couldn’t catch the thieves who took this country on a picnic even after the Police,FCID gave them with the evidence. He is okay for people who has not seen a proper Royalist.

  • 5
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    Ranjan R
    When we voted for the True Yahapalanaya the Holy Yahapalanaya PROMISED us to be the ultimate Honest , pure ,True Patriots of Mother Lanka to REVERSE ABYSMAL SITUATION OF OUR LAND.

    WE Never expected The Yahapalanaya to Hold hands with Past CROOKS AND MURDERERS to HIDE AND WHITE WASH THE PAST CROOKS WHOm WE VOTED OUT.,,
    Is that right. YAHAPALANAYA??

    Aye you going the opposite ways of your Promises!!

    What have you done to the North and East?? After 2 years??
    Are they not Srilankans?? Don’t they need IINDUSTRIES, TRAINING , AND EMPLOYMENTS??

    What about the Rural Srilankans, Don’t they need EDUCATION OF REASONABLE STANDARD, INDUSTRIES, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENTS??

    You keep DRESSING WINDOWS of the Western Province and the Southern Province Alone??

    Don’t you have well educated Advisers who can ADVISE YOU TO GET US OUT OF THIS RUT!
    The NARROW MINDED VISION !

    Build a new NATION WHERE ALL SRILANKANS CAN SUPPORT YOU FROM THE NORTH ,TO SOUTH, EAST WEST, AND THE CENTRAL OF SRILANKA TO BE THE STAR OF SOUTH ASIA.

    STOP KEEP ON FEEDING THE CROOKED GREEDY POLITICIANS AND THEIR COHOTS.

    YOU PROMISED THE WORLD THAT YOUR WAY OF RULING IS DIFFERENT FROM THE PAST MISTAKES!!

    It’s time to show the world include few of the YELLOW ROBED PRELATES WHO ARE HONEST IN REBUILDING THE WHOLE NATION FOR ALL NATIONALITIES IRRESPECTIVE OF ,LANGUAGE RELIGION, MAJORITARIANS , OR MINORITIES TO LIVE WITHOUT FEAR . EARN A DECENT WAGE TO LIVE HAPPILY TO BRING UP THE NEXT GENERATION.

    THIS COUNTRY CAN PROGRESS WITHOUT THE GREEDY POLITICIANS WITH NO EDUCATION OR WILL TO CHANGE ,

    WE NEED POLITICIANS LIKE RANJAN RAMANAYAKE TYPE .

    THIS COUNTRY WAS PROSPEROUS IN EVERY FIELD UNTIL THE RACIST BANDA TOOK TO NATIONAL COSTUME AND WHIPPED THE VILLAGE MODAYAS TO LEARN SWABASHA ONLY.

    WE ARE IN THE BOTTOM NOW. HELP OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE.

    CHANGE THE MIND SET OF NARROW MINDEDNESS, SRILANKA FOR ALL ! THE SINHALESE, TAMILS, MUSLIMS, MALAYS , AND Burghers ( Most of the Burghers have assimilated now I guess)

    THE ONE NATION THEORY HAS NOT HAPPENED YET, ITS MORE DIVIDED NOW THAN EVER.

    ITS. BAD NEWS AT PRESENT, VERY BAD NEWS, FOR OUR MOTHERLANKA WITH THIS MINDSET,

  • 11
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    Okay so he gave up his additional allowance of a lakh a month. Big deal ! Pretty obvious he does NOT feel the pinch, like the rest of us do. There may be hundreds, no, thousands of Sri Lankans who have sacrificed much,much more without all this fanfare and who have done so in their poverty and not in their abundant wealth. Remember the “Widow’s mite”?

    Having said that, it is not to take away from his act of benevolence, but I think we must not run away with the idea that he deserves the ” moon and the stars” as a reward for what he has done. Furthermore I don’t think, IF, he is the man he is, that he would want all this flag waving on his behalf for a simple act of sacrifice, which after all is the BOUNDEN DUTY of “Peoples politicians”.

    He could however set an example, not only to those of the Diyawanne House, but to the rest of the Country; our striking Doctors, Nurses, Port workers,Bus Drivers,Teachers, Varsity Students,Railway Men,et al who want more at the drop of a hat and stop work if they don’t get it, all at the expense of the Country.

  • 2
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    Venerable Prof , Attangane Rathanapala Thero , Patron of the NATIONAL BIKKU FRONT seem to be a Guy like
    Ranjan Ramanayaka with a VISION FOR SRILANKA’ S FUTURE.

    LIKE Minded people should join hands to pave clear path for a true PATRIOTIC NATION FOR THE FUTURE OF ALL NATIONALITIES.
    BUILD THE NATION WITH CLEAR VISION FOR ALL TO LIVE PEACEFULLY AND HAPPILY.
    EDUCATE EDUCATE EDUCATE ALL , BUILD THE NATION IN ALL PARTS FOR ALL NATIONALITIES.

    WE HAVE 2 TRUE CITIZENS WITH CLEAR FOCUS TO BUILD OUR NATION.

    ENOUGH OF WARS , MARGINALISATION, DEPRIVATION, ECT, ECT, ECT.

    GOOD LUCK

  • 3
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    Ranjan R – You are the enemy of the politicians and the darling of the
    poor masses. You are a budding Presidential material but not sure whether these good qualities will go against you or support you in a
    presidential election in SL.

  • 1
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    We need more Ranjans.

  • 6
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    Ranjan may be a nice guy,
    But he is another thick head in this thick government.
    Nice guys do not develop countries and neither thick heads!

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      What kind of theories filled in your spoiled head ? Depends on what you meant by being NICE -I guess may be HONEST,whole hearted to the ground realities of the poor.

      Obama is no nice guy ?

      Dr Merkel is no nice person ?

      Outgoing PM of UK was no nice person ?

      Oh, WE NEVER THOUGHT – YOU ARE A SEPATAGENARIAN – you behave as if you are a kindergarten goer.

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      Ranjan is not MAY be a nice guy.

      He is nice- no comparable to anyone in that bunch (225 parliamentarians).

      HE IS UNIQUE – WOULD NEVER NODD TO INJUSTICE.

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    In my earlier comment, I questioned as to the position taken by the “Rathu Sahodarayas”, mentioning six in numbers of them, giving a hint that reference was to the JVP. Today (19th) I received a very categorical answer from none other than its Leader Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayke. He, participating in a TV discussion titled “Salakuna” conducted by “Hiru” channel, this question was raised. Mr. Dissanayake in answering, said:”JVP has made a decision to take the increased allowance; but all the money received will be used ONLY on Social Development Projects that would publicly be announced and the media would be invited to give full coverage to those activities”. As a passing remark he also said: “If we do not take this money, that amount will also be robbed by this Government”. This discussion is available via U Tube.

  • 0
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    Yes, the stance taken by the erstwhile Hon. Ranjan Ramanayake should be held in high esteem.
    He is following the stand taken by the JVP members where their salaries and allowances are pooled into a fund for development. No member gets any funds for their personal spending.
    These examples should be followed by the super rich members, including the duo from Amparai. Finally the Media Minister too should refrain from bringing such motions in Parliament, instead bring something to relieve tax burdens imposed on the masses.

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