21 September, 2020

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Sagala Awaits Maithripala’s Call On Political Future

Cabinet Minister of Law and Order & Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake told Colombo Telegraph that he is yet to resign the former portfolio as he is waiting for President Maithripala Sirisena to give him an appointment.

Sagala Ratnayaka

Ratnayake had earlier told the UNP’s Parliamentary Committee that he did not want to continue as Minister of Law and Order.

Minister Sagala Ratnayake today said he had informed his party’s Parliamentary Group that he was not hoping to continue as the Minister of Law and Order. In a Facebook post Ratnayake stated that he would not hesitate to give up the portfolio ‘for the sake of the United National Party’ and pledged that he would do his best for the wellbeing of the party. He has also stated that he had conveyed his sentiments to Prime Minsiter Ranil Wickremesinghe.

However, he told Colombo Telegraph that he had not submitted any letter of resignation since he has to first meet the President. President Sirisena is yet to give Ratnayake the appointment that he had sought.

Ratnayake assured that this decision has nothing to do with criticism leveled at him of late. “Such criticism there will always be and it doesn’t bother me. This has nothing to do with all that,” he said.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Ratnayake, while holding on to the Southern Development portfolio, is expecting another ministerial position that would enable him to work more closely with the public.

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    This Sagala the Rat is. nothing but a dam crook.Why did he wait this long to decide on offering to resign.Then again why wait to meet the President to resign?He knows the spotlight is on him.Feeling the heat the crook and Rajapaksa sucker is making a few noises.Thats all.

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      What has the Rajapaksa’s got to do with this. Just aimlessly don’t point fingers at them. If not for them who knows whether we would be among the living today!

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      Ranil’s pretty Royal boy must go. Remember he called the IGP and asked him NOT to catch or take action against the Rajapaksa crooks and murders and Avant Guard Scammers. Like Wijedasa Rajapaksa who was minister of injustice he promoted bi-parisan UNP-SLFP corruption.

      Lanka needs a commission to investigate the Avant Guard National Security Scam which is a biggerf scam than the Central Bank Bond Scam,with various foreign parties and citizens including Gotabaya involved.

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      Dr Dambere Amila is right. the best choice would be former Army commander general Sarath Fonseka.
      He will build up a good disipline for sure.
      He is well disiplined person. He is honest too. He knews with his party, he would NOT do that much then joined UNP.
      Had he been away from all, nothing would have happened.
      So long people s stance would not change to the betterment of all, nothing will work towards the progress of people.
      Average gullible people gave a mandate against the govt meaning not that they really wanted Murderous Rajapakshe to be back.
      They just thought,the balance.
      And the fact the taxes imposed by current regime on Telephon should be taken away.
      Thatw as the most hurtful among the others, broke the likes of people
      Ours have been a silly nation, believe or not, that is the truth.
      They dont use their brains but their belly when electing in any election

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    Hon.Sagala Ratnayake has done some improvement to Sri Lanka Police force by increasing salaries of poor Policemen, their living standard etc.He is a very clean politician as the Hon.PM and a gentleman. Hope he will remain in the same position until the next Prez, Election.

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    Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Ratnayake, while holding on to the Southern Development portfolio, is expecting another ministerial position that would enable him to work more closely with the public than with RW

  • 31
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    sooner this man goes the better.Blocking all the court cases,a rajapakshe mole.Maithri should appoint fonseka as the law and order minister.Sagala should continue to have southern development only.

  • 18
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    So he accepts that he can’t deliver as Minister of Law and Order. Why waited till now?

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      All these days Sagala had been carrying out what Ranil wanted him to do. When everything went wrong, now he wants to quit.

  • 24
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    This man is one of the most incompetent ministers.He was just enjoying all the miniterial perks and having a good time.He should resign immedietly.I hope RW has learned a good lesson with this election.I hope this time he will appoint someone who is capable of doing this job brilliantly.

  • 5
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    This is what iy sounds like when lover’s fight. Love is funny and love is stranger thanks fiction. Live causes us to favor people and play favorites with younger men or women depending on our batting preferences and receiving manaapey preferences. Cabinets are filled with breakable China. These are fragile times for love be it hetero or non hetero. May the love last.

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    Sagala Ratnayake almost single handedly has brought the Yahapalanaya government down by failing to take action on the murderous Rajapaksa family of theives despite all the evidence.He is the twin brother of Wijedasa Rajakpakshe in this shielding game of the Rajapaksas.

    The President has complained publicly about the happy and Gay Sagala’s underhand doings.Now Sagala knows the game is up and therefore the bugger is making some noises.Bloody theif and former HSBC fraud and Commision King turned politician has ruined Ranil the PM.He should be sack immediately if Yahapalanaya is to turn around.

    • 10
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      So the president is worse than him to know about a poor performer under his administration and not taking any action about it while thinking (usually) that his duty limited to complaining someone under him to the masses publicly.

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      We can’t put the blame on him, while we don’t know who were controlling or interfering with his freedom to deliver better as Minister of Law and Order.

    • 0
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      Here man,
      Ranil appointed the Demlo to rob CB. But Sagala and Deal Dasa got into the cabinet of the plane because it does not have lock and key? Is that all what you want to say?

      It is very convenient now to say that Sagala single handedly & secretly saved the the Old Royals. Very good explanation! But can you explain why Ranil went to New York City and argued with UNSG when he was only an opposition leaders? Can you explain why, when there was a newly elected President was waiting, Ranil went to Temple Tree House and accepted handing over of Presidency from Old King?

      You may have cold, but that doesn’t mean you should spread it to others too. Cover you mouth not you cough spray the germs.

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    IF Rathnayake did not get money from the previous govt, he would not hide people and support people from the previous govt. I heard he has or he has seen money that can shovel with and fill boxes. Probably, some one else has the keys to the Treasury. I do not know the truth. Becauswe of Rathnayake, even law enforcement may not be trust worthy.

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    Sagala was the ideal one to be in Lawless & Disorderly Ministry. Everybody have seen how gentle and firm he was with Jeyam.

    Replacement said to be Ponny. If so Kotte Parliament Building will be good only to buying and selling fish.

    Ponny will be the seller. Wimalam will be the buyer.

  • 13
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    Its not only Sagala its also Thalatha who has to resign or be fired. She has done nothing since she took over the Justice Ministry.

  • 16
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    Others who have to be kicked out are Dilan, S.B Dissanayake, Faiser, Duminda, and Deputy Speaker Sumathipala. Will the President have the guts to do this?

    • 3
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      Of course not! Do you people never learn?? You cannot depend on self serving people to do the right thing for the country. Politicians = self serving

      Just get out of the country, SL is and will always be a failed state.

  • 12
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    Everyone is looking for ministerial portfolios with large budgets to walk away with a large percentage of it in their pockets aftet 2-years. They have no shame, so desperate to make that killing on the available next 2-years. baskets, the whole lot.

  • 10
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    In Ranil’s way of thinking this guy is super stuff, so he was given so many portfolios.

    He did not stop there his unemployed brother was made Chairman of Tourism Board and cousin Chairman of Board of Investments (BOI) . ( The UNP is against family rule !)

    According to Ranil they must be blessed with extraordinary talented like Ranil, Mahendrn Aloysious, Ruwan, Charitha , Malik etc.

    As the election results show the people don’t see it

  • 7
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    This spineless piece of s or protoplasm should get back to doing what he he is good at – blowing that organ of the members of his clan which includes RW, Malik, and a host of homos who make up the cabinet of ministers

  • 1
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    Who is this parachute man?

  • 1
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    It seems obvious that his lover has abandoned him after LG debacle. I am sorry fellow, please leave with your bed room politics and disappear. Mr president is a happily married person and don’t wait further.

  • 0
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    Sagala is looking for a martyr push. He wants to retain the ‘yes-sir yes-sir’ impunity though.

  • 0
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    Ranil’s Royal(College) family…..

  • 0
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    He could not it in position. So, now he is transferred to another. See if this happened in a priovate company where efficiency , honesty and integrity was important. This man had been fired right out. So, we can understand why Sri lanka is losing for 70 years.

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    Sagala is related to my wife. So I have known him since he was about 4 yr. old. I live in the USA, and I do not have any contact with him; and I have no political leanings.
    I have no data or facts to accuse him of siding with various groups, or individuals. nor am i going to get into what he did or did not do.
    But I can say with absolute certainty – he is honest; and he is clean. He will not steal one cent.
    He is a decent human being, doing his best to navigate the political quagmire.
    I can also vouch for his brother Kavan; who also has the same values!!

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      doing his best to navigate the political quagmire.

      I guess like in the case of Ranil’s premiership, the stringent constitution is blocking him from resigning. Poor guy!

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      Dr.Wirasinghe

      Nobody is accusing sagala of playing out money and things like that.The main fault is that being law and order minister he is not bringing to justice the main culprits who have plundered the country and killed so many journalists and dissidents.

      Now you are a doctor of medicine i presume.let us say you botched an operation and left your glasses in the tummy of one of your patients.Your glasses look like a new one for me and you look like an absent minded professor pardon the personal touch to point out as an example.Can you tell the patient later that you are a honest doctor who never takes bribes.Patient will be happy i suppose.

      You have to do the job you are asked to do by the people otherwise you have to get out just like you would have had to get out of the medical profession w/o excuses.

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      Naturally you will want to see your wife’srelative Do well even though you do not seem to know him well. Sagala’s dad Kolitha was also a pretty decent man. The issue however is their politics. Sagala belongs to a party that is attempting to throttle the Sinhalese people out of existence.You don’t have to go far just read comments by Tamils on this website, some camouflaged under Sinhalese names and you will realise the danger to the Sinhalese as an ethnic group. Sagala will ultimately pay the price for his alignment with traitors.

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        [edited out]

    • 0
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      Kavan was accused of robbing from Lake house that is why he was moved out. Perhaps u don’t know what is going on. Both are living off this government. Shame!

  • 0
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    One more thing, Dr Wirasighe, we live in Canada and my wife has a gynochological problem; can you solve please?

    • 0
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      the above is not my comment.This idiot can’t even spell properly.A country bumpkin.

      Why trouble Dr.Wirasinghe.Your impotency can be solved with a vibrator.

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