24 August, 2019

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Ravi K Throws Shade At Sajith And CBK

Indicating signs of UNP’s own power struggle before upcoming Presidential polls, Minister Ravi Karunanayake has thrown shade at Minister Sajith Premadasa saying UNP will not be fielding someone who is able to talk only about grassroots issues.

Ravi Karunanayake

Karunanayake had thrown hints at Sajith’s Presidential dreams yesterday, speaking at an event where he said the UNP will not field a candidate who talks only about ‘paalam saha bokku’.

“It has to be someone with an understanding about global issues and can maneuver oneself in the international arena,” he has told the crowd at the event in Weerakatiya.

He has assured there are several UNPers who fit that bill and that the right candidate will be announced upon discussion with party.

“Those who are presently trying to push their way in will never be given the chance,” he has told further.

Ravi K had also spoken his mind about former President Chandrika Kumaratunga saying the UNP does not maintain any links with the ex-President.

“She created issues within our party, she also manufactured issues in the SLFP…She has no importance in our party,” he said while dismissing any possibility of her backing the UNP at the upcoming polls adding, “There is no way CBK can manage to help the UNP given she can’t even win her own seat.”

This is not the first time Ravi K has taken a condescending tone about Sajith. In a recent speech Ravi K criticized Sajith’s wife of aspiring to be the first lady, when they haven’t even been able to produce a child.

Jalani Premadasa came under heavy criticism a few days ago, when she addressed herself as the ‘future first lady’ at an event where she represented Sajith.

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  • 7
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    Understanding about global issues and can maneuver oneself in the international arena//////

    Mr Kau have worked and over the past years who have next step and have capable of extension ideas the enhanced interrogation techniques, means is smart to be in the president job, A man who can major influence in international affairs and shoulder important responsibilities in upholding and promoting common development

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      Sri Lanka’s next generation must take over – Premadasa and Dayasiri must lead UNP and SLFP.
      Enough of these corrupt doddering politician – Karu, US puppetBondscam Ranil and MR and cronies. Their generation has ruined Lanka and time for them to GET OUT!

      US puppet Bondscam Ranil who claims to be so well read in international relations must be impeached for allowing the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) to stage the Easter Sunday disaster, and for the bondscam. There is ample evidence for the corrupt Rajapaksas to push for Ranil’s impeachment but is also in the US pay with war criminal ex-US citizen in the fray.
      Minorities will never vote for Gota so he is dead in the water anyway.

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      Ravi is a shameless rouge ……. who should be in jail.

      But I don’t think Sajith cut the mustard ……….. it’s another backward-step for the country …….. back to the backwardness of the Rajapakses and Sirisena ……… Sajith is cut from the same mould

      Still the only man who still has even a bird fluttering in his brain about the outside-world is Ranil …….. and he has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting elected.

      Where is the modern-world-savvy digital generation?

      Native, time to step up to the plate, young man!

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        nimal fernando

        How about Old Codger/Spring Koha for president and Grandma teresa/Champass for prime minister?

        How about you being the permanent opposition leader for life?

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        So its game set an match for the US puppet Bondscam Ranil with dodering Karu and US puppet no. 2 ex-US citizen Gota to face off at the next elections in Banana Republic with the US Peace Corps running the propaganda machine for the 2 de facto US citizens it seems. The US game to push SOFA in Lanka with Ranil and Rajapakse is ; “Head I win, tails you lose!”
        Enough of this nonsense! It is time to get rid of this corrupt and doddering generation of NATO puppet politicians and for the new generation to take over. Sajith and Dayasiri should face off at the next elections. Where are the USAID_EU funded NGO Saree ladies, Youth, and LGBTQ organizations that came out in force to protect who should be pushing for the YOUTH and next generation to take over politics in Sri Lanka and get rid of US puppets Ranil and Gota???
        Alina Teblitz who has been weaponizing religion in Sri Lanka and should be sent packing back to Washington, and boycotted by everyone in Sri Lanka just as Trump has the UK ambassador in US frozen out, is up to more dirty tricks, to push SOFA.

  • 7
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    The “horse trading” has begun !!!

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    ‘It has to be someone with an understanding about global issues and can maneuver oneself in the international arena’

    I know just the sort of person Ravi wants. How about someone who after the Penthouse scandal was sacked as Minister of Foreign Affairs in August 2017, and Assistant UNP leader in January 2018, and three months later got himself appointed Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development?
    This is the sort of scoundrel that Ravi admires. A man who has the audacity to claim the he didn’t know how his rent was paid. Well Mela enjoy the good times while they last.

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    The most qualified to lead the present UNP are the two who manoeuvred the Bond scam Ranil & Ravi ,assisted by Malik, Sagala and Sujeewa. This is what Ranil has done to this party

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    This man should take a long hard look at himself in the mirror of his penthouse before insulting about others .

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      Nosey Parker

      You sound like you are in favour of Sajith being selected to contest the presidential elections, if you are why?
      What Sajith got others don’t?

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        Native, apparently Sajith is a reasonably good baila singer. Reason enough for the UNP to select him, they are all going to have to sing for their supper.

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        Native Veddah,

        One of the reasons is that he has no children, and therefore there won’t be any dynasty. Same for Ranil. Is that sufficient? Both are Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhists in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

        What are the other qualifications?

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          Amarasiri, there may be no dynasty but he does have an extended family.. His sister was photographed by an Island reporter in the Chemistry lab of the Overseas Children’s School. At that time this school was for foreign children alone. The moment the picture appeared in the press Premadasa (the father) changed the law to allow local children to enter. Don’t expect anything different from these people. I wouldn’t be surprised if a book called Janadhipathi Aiyya appears overnight. It might be made compulsory reading for the Sinhala GCE and a certain Minister’s photo might appear on every copy.

  • 11
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    Lankan politicians can’t be described because there aren’t enough foul adjectives in the world.

  • 19
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    “Sour grapes” where Ravi K is conserned.. He knows quite well that he will not stand a chance to be nominated by the UNP for the future presidency. He has tarnished himself beyond redemption. His smooth talking is not going to fool the people any more.

    • 6
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      Very true , he is going berserk insulting people to cover up his guilt

  • 18
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    Nobody worth his salt will ever trust RK again. He and his daughter were hauled before the CID (again) a couple of weeks ago.A shameless man. He needs to clear his name first. Otherwise he will be in Perpetual oblivion.

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      “Nobody worth his salt will ever trust RK again”
      But Ranil and the UNP trusted him enough to bring him back to the cabinet.

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    “he has told the “CROWD” at Weeraketiya”. What “CROWD”? A crowd of “SLAVES” ? These “Vagabonds” still roam around the country and deep into the remote villages to speak to “Crowd” without any shame and fear. How is that happening? What a “CROWD” of Sri Lankan voters? Sad and disgusting.

  • 9
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    “Understanding about global issues and can maneuver oneself in the international arena”

    He is talking about his wife doing all the wheeling and dealing .

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    Did Galleon call the Kid Napunsakaya as well. ?..
    That one of course is definitely below the belt.
    What sort of Elite , Anglican is this Galleon Dude.?.

    First he called the Kid an OL drop out.
    Even if he is, I wouldn’t have said such low things about one’s education, specially when the Kid has gone to London on an Educational Visa.

    After the ex Royal PhD, Mahendran fixed the first YP Bonds and his SIL paid Galleon handsomely with a Luxury Condo for Meela and Emilia to live, Dr Ranil kicked Galleon out.

    Galleon then bagged Dr Ranil to buggery..
    And sucked up to My3 Sira big time, and got the second juiciest Ministry next to the Treasury.

    By all accounts the honey out put of that Beehive has been really good.
    50 Nos , 5 MW portable generators which the Hindians have sent from the Trash Market and Two Turkish Barges which are supposed to give enough Power to keep the hard working Yahapalanistas Air Conditioned both at work and Home Both, have helped Galleon , Meela and Omelia to live in luxury for the rest of their lives and get Uber to deliver Bavarian Schnitzels ,Italian Gonnochi, Butter Chicken , Naan Bread and even Sashimi every day delivered to the Penthouse.

    Galleon now is so loyal to Dr Ranil, he even had a go at his Rainbow mate, whom I saw kissing Galleon on the Cheek, while Galleon was wearing a Colgate Whitening Smile which even beats that advertisement. on the Packet..

    Dr Ranil hasn’t even put his hand up. But Galleon reckons Dr Ranil is the sure shot .
    How good is that?.
    I need another Scotch . Sorry Single Malt..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      ” specially when the Kid has gone to London on an Educational Visa”

      Was it in itself an achievement?

      Remember his father was Prime Minister/President.
      The “Visa thing” was part of UK investing in Soft Power.
      The weeping widow’s son also spent some time in the UK on Student Visa.
      I understand Wimal Sangili Karuppan’s children too gone away on student visa.
      Dr Gota too spent some time in Hidia on student Visa however in his case he was awarded DSc without a second being spent as a student at Colombo Uni.

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        Dear Native,

        You didn’t address that Napunsakaya Allegation against Keselwatta Kid by your fav Elite, Minister Galleon Ravi…

        Do you avoid discussing the fertility of Sinhala Women , because of the current Yahapalana political situation?..?..

  • 9
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    Ravi doing the dirty work for Ranil. Ravi should be in jail, for all the financial crimes, and not in the cabinet. What Sajith has is grassroots support, across the nation, which no other UNP leader has. He also has instant name recognition.

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      You are correct, over the years Sajith had done lot of work for the grass root level people and saved the skin for UNP. But whereas Ravi and Ranil spoiled the name by involving in multi billion dollar scams in daylight.

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    What has Premadas not being blessed with a baby yet got to do with Jalani’s aspiration to be the future first wife. Come on Ravi the logician.

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      Sorry I mean the First Lady

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    Does this man have no shame? He embarrassed his wife and daughters by claiming they arranged the ‘rent’ on his penthouse. When Anika spilled the beans, he was left with no egg on his face. Only a desperate Sirisena could put him to some emergency use. In a circumspect world he would only be useful behind the scenes. Utterances by him in public would only bring guffaws and hoots.

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      Spring Koha

      The only solution is that we abolish the parliament, presidency, state institutions, ………………..
      We will be relieved of burden of institutional costs.

  • 7
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    Time and again , politicians are proving their skills addressing INTELLIGENT
    VOTERS with private issues of their rivals or opponents . Disgusting to hear
    talking about things like infertility of one’s antagonist as a measuring device
    for leadership while already serving another such leader ! Stinking mouths
    they have and they don’t see or feel it ! There are hundreds of reasons one may
    not want Sajith for leadership but childlessness is such an ignoramus of a
    reason to make a point ! Like Nagananda said , all 225 must be chased away !

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      Sajith Ravi Champika Navin all eyeing the presidential race non of them are fit for the country. Sri Lanka needs a president who is a father figure to all Srilankans made up of different ethnicity and it needs laws that are just and fair not biased laws to suit a particular community.Finding such a president is like finding “a needle in a hay stack”
      The only persons fitting this bill will be SarathFonseka and Mangala Samaraweera.
      If the don’t get selected by the UNP they should come without a party and work hard and win.
      People will vote .

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    Douglas ,

    Isn’t he also talking about some ‘ grass’ stuff ? Maybe he finds a
    lot in villages !

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    Mr Bond Ravi,
    All I ask you is , Did the previous two candidates who rode piggy back from UNP in the previous presidential elections have any of the qualifications that you have raised.
    You have dirt in your hands Mr Bond, you have no moral right to talk in anything.

  • 9
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    Ravi karunanayake is a thief.
    They are the people who destroyed UNP.

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    The Paranoia Of Extinction; UNP AND The Reality!
    They had a PM, bond scam and many more with 42 seats.
    NAtional Candidate project is busted.

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      All parents do their utmost to protect and safeguard their children. This man shamelessly allowed his daughter to be dragged into the penthouse scandal . He clearly has no principles or morals . Without Ranil, his political career is totally kaput .

  • 0
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    For sure, UNP is in disarray. Ranil said, “Hell with the UNP. IF needed even fro National List, I will be the PM”. He knows he did not win the presidency now for three times. So, they are doing something else. Just Crabs in a boiling pot. Ditta dhamma Vedaneeya kamma. I heard Ravi is saying ” I gave electricity to all the temples and Kovils. Is that karma not enough for me to come back”.

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    Even a child in SL knows what type of a person is Ravi. First Ravi should clear his name re: is condo purchase and bond scam before making judgement on others.

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    Both Sajith and Ravi are the scum of the earth and should be banished from the UNP if it is to halt its downward spiral into ruination. Their spouses are also in competition to see who can make the biggest stink for the party.

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    finally it will be KARU AND SHERANTHI who will be fighting for the crown.RANIL WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO BEYOND PM POST.WHY WE SHOULD WORRY WAIT FOR FEW WEEKS THE CAT WILL BE OUT OF THE BAG.

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    Craig: You say: “He needs to clear his name”. Did you not know who he CLEARED his name of the charge of “Money Laundering”. Ranil and he got together and “Amended” the Monetary Law, after that he was “Discharged”. The AG had 6 months time to frame charges afresh. Did he do that? NO. That is how Ranil got him “CLEARED” of that US$ 30,000. case; but what happened to the man who “Illegally” sent that from US? He is in JAIL for 12 years. This “MAN” who received that money became a “MINISTER of FINANCE”. What a Socialist Democratic Republic of the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka? How and When are we going to turn around and get all these VAGABONDS hauled into Welikada Maha Gedera?

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    Did Ravi K suffer ‘Do-not-know’ Syndrome as to whether or not he, his family or someone else owned the penthouse the Ravi Ks lived?

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    Ravi sees him as the most foreign relation or world affairs knowledge-d person from his certification of Best Finance Minister in Asia. That time, when Ranil was muddling through CB looting, he bought that name to Ravi, to keep things going. Ravi’s that time competition was Mangala as the foreign Minister. Now he is FM, has stolen from him. Ravi easily downgraded him because Mangala signed the UNHRC resolution 30/1 against Ranil will. Now Ranil is in the viewfinder of China, India, and US for his gimmicks. Still, for Ranil, UNHRC could not be getting ridden. Additional problem of SOFA is approaching. If Ranil is not signing SOFA, coming guy will have to sign. This is understood by Slap Party, UNP and SLFP candidates and politicians. So there is chance that UNHRC issues going under carpet of SOFA in the coming election campaign. Ravi counting on Ranils ability dodges the SOFA until the election. So, after winning election taking help from West, the remaining maneuverings has to be carried on by the UNP winner. That is the reason Ravi sees him as the better foreign affairs understood candidate than Vaalaiththodam JR. Ranil understanding that with his biggest fights against them for the last four years, the Resolution 30/1 or China Harbor issue did go away. To get out of this, he worked with New King to bomb Tamil churches to warn the West.
    Like a prostitute too feels shame to walk on the road sometimes, Ravi feeling little hesitation to quote him as only UNP candidate is qualified there to deal with West. So he covertly means that Tilak too there with lot of foreign matters experience. In 2017 Tilak out frankly told in UNHRC that “Lankawe will quit” from it. Then he went this year and refused to implement any provision in the resolution. It doesn’t appear Ravi want using his Best Finance minister title to assure the people to manage the sagging exports or soaring dollar.

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    Ravi will end in the same dustbin as Thissa very soon.
    Sajith does not seem to be the ideal candidate. Country needs an experienced, young ( below 45-50 at least ) and technology upto date person. Old style thinkers n workers are not suitable at all.

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    Glad that at least Ravi Bond-Scam at least, spilled the beans on CBK.

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    These rouges & crooks are so stupid that they don’t realize right-minded people of this country are sick and tired of them. This country should never again elect past crooks or present crooks. They all have failed miserably and should be punished for the crimes they have done. Now we need an honest and intelligent team to govern this country. NO MORE IDIOTS & CROOKS. I hope Nagananda Kodituwakku can deliver goods.

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      Jayantha deAlwis ,

      Nagananda wants to pack all 225 home ! And then ? There
      will be new idiots and crooks ! French president Macron
      chose Edouard Philippe who served in the National assembly
      for five years , as his prime minister . Nagananda looks very
      confident because of the need of the hour but the case is more
      serious because it is the majority of the people who don’t want
      a change !

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    We had an Ariyawa from the ice cream parlour – now is the time one from the hairdressing parlour

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