27 July, 2021

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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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  • 45
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    Vote for this guy at the next elections. We need more like him!

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      Ranjan R

      You’re proving to be too good from the beginning of Yahapalanya story.
      Keep up the good thoughts in the name of our Mother Lanka and its poor kids.
      We need thinking of your nature ! Then only we can expect a future for our country.
      Most of the Parliamentarians were born ” with silver spoon Bought by their Parent politician by having been ” A CROOK WHO SWINDLED THE POOR””
      Now the 2nd generation too enjoying all the FRILLS MADE CORRUPTLY by their Parent , so the Swindlers of the
      2nd generation too had been elected by the MODA MASSES.
      So what can we expect.
      Raman Ramanayake is a good example and may be a shining star for our country’ s future. See if you can persuade the other 222 in the Parliament to think your way of thinking for the future of our country???

      Well done RR!!

      • 26
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        Ranjan Ramanayake

        I hope the whole nation will salute you for your magnanimity.
        May god bless you .

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          The nation is filled majority of idiots.
          I dont think people even notice Ranjan s sacrifices.
          This gentleman does lot more towards the poor of the poor in this country.
          In Ryzannas case, what he failed to do was – very little. However, had the Gentlemann been in ruling party, no doubt, he would have saved the life of that poor muslim girl.
          I have seen Videos in wihch Ranjan offers own funds to the poor.
          He is being supported by many, most love his genuine heart.
          The kind of Srilankens are of rarity.

          Not allowances, but they the parliamentarians should work hard.If the country to be taken forward.
          Why cant they sacrifice their part in a crucial juncture of lanken economic falls.
          Ballige puthas that looted the nation have done the job well – even shamelessly come forward to make statements by today.
          Mahinda Rajaakshe did lot more harm to the nation than the good his term achieved. That is the mere truth.
          How could Aluthgamages loot that huge sums

          How could Wimal B have built the kind of palaces that was shown to the media lately, if the bugger was only blessed by his salary ?

          These men should come forward and declare their assets LET alone today.
          Then people can assess their honesty.

      • 9
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        Ranjan Ramanayaka

        Please be on alert as well that your monthly allowances you refused is not pocketed out by the rest of the crook-colleagues monthly!

    • 23
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      Good to see you do everything you can to teach them how it should be.

      You are a great human being. The one and only sofar.

      We salute to you Ranjana. All gods be blessed to you brother.

      Basel, Switzerland while visiting.

    • 26
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      You are the voice representing us the frustrated masses in this country.
      Exactly, you took it to notice.
      Example is better than precept
      Well done Ranjan Brother. There will be more enemies for you in this highly abusive country.
      Please take care of you well.
      God bless.
      Leelawathie

    • 11
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      You are right everyon has to rally round to stand with you Brother..- not only the general public they the politicians have to behave exemplary at this crtiical juncture of the country.
      All is being done by Rajapakshe kalliya irrespective all the high burdens created by them and left behind – to paint the picture in favour of them. There had we more Ranjan and the like real SRILANKENs to help the nation this way, nothing more will be needed to change the mind sets of the people.
      Ranjan yours will be written in the history. thi sis what we expect from the young fresh blood of lanken politics.
      WISH YOU ALL THE BEST

    • 14
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      Deputy Minister of Social Empowering and Welfare, Ranjan Ramanayaka

      Thank you.

      Can you please train your greedy colleges who are like leeches sucking the blood of the people.

    • 10
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      Ranjan No doubt You are My Hero of right these days.

      Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • 7
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      Ranjan R for Presdient!

      Cheers!

  • 27
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    Mr. Ranjan Ramanayake: Example is the best than “Preaching” and “Protesting”. You have done it well and thanks a million. By the way, WHERE are the “Rathu Sahodarayas”? You have given the LEAD and hope at least those “SIX” among the other 224 would decide SOON and write to the Speaker.

  • 26
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    Let us see how many other MP’s including those in the JO will Ranjan Ramanayke’s example!

    Dr.RN

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      Yes that will show it next days. That can then work as a scale.

  • 26
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    Bravo Ranjan! Thank you and keep up your great work!

    This dude should be the next leader of the UNP which has hit the lower depths under bond scammer Ranil who thinks that Parliamentary Privileges is the right for Corrupt Politicians to commit financial crimes and war crimes with impunity and immunity.. and loot the people of Lanka

    • 2
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      RW should be ashamed of himself and his band of friends who he surrounds himself with. If this shameless imbecile has any interest of country all, he should appoint Ranjan to the “super power cabinet ministry” being planned as its minister.

      That proposed ministry in my view is passport to amaze wealth well beyond what the previous family did!!!!

      It is interesting that none of the marxist party members have opted to follow Ranjan or their guru – Lenin by refusing this “bribe” being offered by the leadership of the unity government!!!!

  • 8
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    CT editors please translate this letter!

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      Laxmi

      I concur, more so when CT’s comment policy is English !

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      3

      There is no need for a translation. The report covers all the points of the letter.

  • 27
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    Brilliant stuff! JVP and TNA should also turn down this bribe from corrupt Ranil Wickramasinghe who is directly responsible for the bond scam and the culture of corruption and impunity for financial crime in the Sri Lanka today.

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      JVP may; TNA will not.

  • 25
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    This is why we call him One Shot. Keep up the good work and also control your words.

  • 9
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    Holier than Holy eh?

    He is cutting it too fine!

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    cheap gimmiks

    • 2
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      Yeah, what do you call the w….kers trying to build a tallest xmas tree at a cost of several million SLKR?

  • 17
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    Thank you, you are the real people’s representative in the parliament, who has gone to there serve the people, not to serve himself. Lets see what the others going to do.

  • 19
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    Well done Ranjan. At last we seem to have a sincere & honest politician. I only hope your strategy is not short term sacrifices for greater gain in the long term. Politicians in SL forget their pledges once they become powerful & I hope you are not one of them.

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    He is just an actor. He is not serious and does not mean anything. He is trying to save his party, the UNP. UNP leader does not take him seriously.

    • 9
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      Why not UNP leader takes him serious ?

      Give us examples man, just because you are born with a healthy mouth, dont abuse it to harm a gentleman. You may use it to reveal all the harm done by Rajapakshes. That can then speed up the awarness of the grasseaters in this country.

  • 16
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    Good on you, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka MP, for taking this bold step at a time when common people are struggling for economic survival. Let us see who follows your footsteps!

  • 12
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    Good on you, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka MP for taking this courageous step at a time when common people are struggling to survive economically. Let us see who are there to follow your footsteps!

  • 4
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    What is going on here..

    Alsatian Rajitha,s Doberman pup, who barked all the way to Yahaplana parliament on UNP Batalanda Ranil,s leash, didn’t want to get up let alone vote for Galleon,s Budget.

    Until good Yahaplana Prez put in a personal plea to him .

    Now the UNP wig,has totally aligned himself with the people who he claims are Yahplana suckers , but suffering under the same Yahaplnaya.

    What a turn of events?..

    Are these two trying to form a UNP JO to take on the Lotus Flower ?

    Makes sense..UNP Silver Spoon Brigade are doomed after collecting fFree Car Permits with LKR 34 Mil each and now collecting LKR 100 thou extra for helping Batananda Ranil to make. Srilanka A part of A Federal Eelaam.

    Where can the 109 of them as well as the 40 odd Sira suckers who are on labour hire can be accommodated ..

    I mean down South is out of bounds eve now ?

    Unless they get a ride with. Keselwatta Kid to Hambantota , where Premadas,s private. Mahaploa. Recipients live.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “What is going on here..”

      You tell us whether this is part of gesture politics or jester politics.

  • 12
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    Hope he is not fooling us?
    Can’t trust anyone these days but if he proved to be genuine then we must commend him and support him. Until he removes his silly national ambude I will not believe him 100%.He was an actor and always will be an actor. He has to go a long way to prove that he is honest as he says.
    I am a battle harden honest business man and I don’t accept things on face value because there’s so much deceit and dishonesty in the country and very hard to believe any one any more.
    If he is truly truthful our hats off and we will do our best to support a person like him but he must dress to suit this day and age and that’s a start..

  • 10
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    The ONLY politician that has put his money where his mouth is – unlike the lying and hypocritical lot in Parliament led by Maithripala Gamarala and Ranil Pacharala who want their perks and salaries increased and interfere with the law to protect their chosen ones.

    As for those JVPers who have proved to be another lot of borukarayas, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. And they must taste like shit!

  • 9
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    Ranjan Ramanayaka well done make our country proud,meantime why don’t you persuade the big fat bellies as well.

    But I will urge all our TNA MPs to accept the allowance and feed the children widows and disables in vani.

  • 12
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    Well done Ranjan. This action of yours is in keeping with your true mettle. You will become a shining example for the others if they want to follow you. However I doubt that, as most of these guys are in power for these petty benefits that come their way.

  • 8
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    Can’t we include in Parliamentary Election rules that all candidates are required to publicly state the salary and other emoluments they expect if elected?

    Soma

  • 13
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    At last there is one MP who has the the guilt consciousness. Ranjan made his money through Cinema and doesn’t need to steal public funds to getvrich unlike some others.

    Hope people would appreciate such actions at the next election AND ALSO REFUSE TO VOTE THE ROGUS WHO STEAL TAX PAYERS.

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      Gamarala

      This is not all about he made enough money through cinema or not,but his moral value and consciousness and wake up call for big fat bellies.

      But we might here near future a tarnish propaganda against this gentleman.he got the guts and he sticks with his policies,bless Lanka.

      • 12
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        Ranjan should be the leader of the UNP and people should consider him for President. SL would be land of milk and honey with his honest principles. There won’t be the crooks, looters, fraudsters – no Arjun Mahendran et al. Corruption would be a thing of the past in our land under his honest leadership.

        Ranil Wick should be ashamed of himself and so should the rest of the thieves who went to parliament in the name of good governance. One can understand why RW does not elevate him to a Cabinet Minister – which he deserves and is amply qualified to be. Ranjan would be thorn on the back of the pack of wolves who make up the cabinet.

        The latest Swindler – National List Swaminathan – on the payroll of Mital to bull dose a plan to build steel homes in one of the hot and dry zones of our land?

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          Nic

          If he would have got all the UNP era or most of the MPs to got on board then most of us would with your opinion as a leader.what are the efforts he has done before the allocation.

          If it’s me I draw the allowances and deposit on the inland revenue account.cant be hard is it.go to Jo MPs they would have join with his mission to clean their name,of course that’s peanut for them.

          If the old king would have known this he made his party for people.

          Don’t blame Swamy for his intention to build easy cost cutting quick and affordable.may be mostly with iron frames,and secure wall rather than solid costly walls.my belief he has failed to show the modern home for public and give thorough knowledge,how it’s build and give plus and minuses

          We are not living in Sahara,rathaer than mud walls or cement put plastic or wood then do the plastering with cement nice paint,not as lot of people impression that wall going to be steel walls and make cells for them.

          Mittel Tata all world leading magnets this 50 000 don’t think that much different for them.

          Land rover/jaguar British brand no one to buy almost to put the shutter down,most reason no one like Indians even the British not expection but last resort and strict condition not to close the British plants in order to safeguard the thousands job but the rest is hard working Indians history.

  • 10
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    Well Ranja if you contest from colombo district in next elections My Vote is for you 200%

  • 10
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    There is an innocent warmly honestly about the guy that always bring a tear to my eye.

  • 10
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    Setting a good example. Moral values are more important to be legislator. If cannot practice one is a rouge. will see how many ‘men’ are there in the parliament who will bow down to the moral values. Of course Ranil will not bow down. He has to beat his wife’s salary.

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    Ranjan,

    You are doing a good thing. But I doubt you because You are still single. If u marry a woman and thereafter this announcement comes, then we can trust you as a simple man. Even your Budha married and had children..

    WHY CANT YOU MARRY A WOMAN Or GIRL as your choice and then show us your courage in making life simple and moderate as a family man. ? If you invite me for your weeding I will come . LOL..LOL..

    Also, I personally like you to have a good people serving man as a MP. But I do HATE your immoral , unethical and Filthy characteristic in some movies you acted and acting. You must get rid of all those filthy behavior Ranjan.

    You better delete all the filthy scenes and songs in youtube and internet site.. BE A MODEL FOR A MORAL Budhsit man even if you are in immoral cinema environment nowadays.
    Then we have more and more Respect for you.. Hope you will read this comment.

  • 2
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    ‘He urged Speaker to take necessary steps to stop paying him the additional allowance of Rs. 100,000.’

    Pathetic. The Speaker will probably pocket it. Why couldn’t Ranjan take the money and give it away himself? Can anyone trust these people? What have all of them been doing all these years?

  • 5
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    I have read in some other news media that the pigs that have their snouts in the Jayawardanapura trough have been pressurizing mr Ranjan Ramanayaka to withdraw his wholesome and generous offer. I do hope that Ranjan will stick to his principles and commitment, and stick up his two fingers for all the pigs to see clearly. That is is the difference between a man and a pig!

  • 1
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    While saluting Mr Ramanayaka for his timely and meritorious act, I dare say that this will only bring him a bit of temporary adulation while not fixing the bigger issue one jot.

    It is true that government servants are poorly paid in comparison to those in equivalent private sector positions, as well as they do not pay PAYEE tax. Over time, this has led to a major misalignment in thinking that one can get ‘good’ service in the private sector while ‘understanding’ that those in the governments sector need to take bribes and other ‘goodies’ in order for them to do their jobs. Teachers are the sorriest of this cohort…. and we all know that the rot in society starts here, as there is a concomitant rot in ethics and morals in each new generation and we all know (and see) where all this ends.

    Successive political leader have exploited this for their own selfish ends and the country is in a holy mess today.

    What to do about it? This should be the real focus of change of policy and development, not just thematic slogans such as yahapaalanaya.
    Cheers

  • 2
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    Ranjan,

    Well done. You were one of those who stood up and challenged the authorities during the dangerous mafia rule. I am happy to see you continue to stand up to your conscience. Not easy to do when surrounded by frauds, deal makers and hoodwinkers.

    I wish you are the president or the prime minister.

  • 2
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    Such are what True Leaders are made of.

    100,000 my be a drop in the ocean BUT it is a significant and symbolic gesture by this very brave man.

    Ranjan Ramanayake has a great future in principled politics, if he stays the path.

    May his tribe increase.

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