10 December, 2018

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Sirisena – Alles Launch Shameless Misinformation Campaign To Drive A Wedge Between Ranil And Sajith Ahead Of Confidence Vote

President Maithripala Sirisena and controversial businessman Tiran Alles have planted a fake news in the Mawbima and Ceylon Today newspapers, owned by Alles, saying UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has promised the post of Finance Minister and a deputy leader position in the party to Ravi Karunanayake.

The objectives of the fake news were to create a fresh division between Wickremesinghe and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa and to frustrate the middle class with Wickremesinghe’s leadership. Sirisena contracted Alles to launch the misinformation campaign after his advisors informed Sirisena that the ousted Prime Minister is rapidly becoming popular among the middle-class voters.

This also comes ahead of the UNP’s plans to present a confidence motion to parliament in support of Wickremesinghe. The misinformation campaign is a desperate attempt by Sirisena to drive a wedge between Wickremesinghe and his Deputy Leader Premadasa, informed political sources said.

Sources close to Wickremesinghe confirmed Colombo Telegraph no such assurances have been given to any UNP Parliament on party positions and Cabinet positions. “At this point, everyone is focused on resolving the current political deadlock and forming a legitimate government in the country. No discussion has taken place with anyone over positions,” they added.

Sources close to Karunanayake also stated that no such discussion had taken place between the former Minister and the ousted Prime Minister. They categorically rejected reports to the effect that Wickremesinghe had given a letter to Karunanayake assuring the Finance Minister and party deputy leader portfolios.

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    This battle is between the force of devils and good people..
    Devils want to capture power at any cost ..
    Billions are lost ..
    Yet no one care ..
    Send MS into Angoda hospital …
    Then it will be over .

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      Critical thinking

      “This battle is between the force of devils and good people..
      Devils want to capture power at any cost ..”

      Actually the people are caught between the devil in the deep blue sea.
      Would you choose one as oppose to the other just because one now appears to be lesser evil than the other?

      Do you believe in Karma?

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        NV.
        I agree with you ..
        We can not choose the lesser evil…
        Both are evils .
        UNP; SLFP plus SLPP.
        Three are evils ..
        But for me ..
        JVP is better .
        Vote for them

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          This time, JVP proved that they are plaing for the west. AKD screwed it up big time AKD aND VIJITHA heRATH MUST GO.

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            Let us hope that the Sinhala and Tamil speaking people are more informed than RW’s Middle class English educated backers re. the fact that Sri Lanka has lost its Economic Sovereignty thanks to Trump-land’s puppet Bondscam Ranil, and linked Bond traders who hold 55% of Lanka’s external debt who are crashing the rupee along with Japan and ADB which hold another 25% of Lanka’s debt. Japs are Trump-land proxies in Asia.

            Bondscam Ranil and his partner in Crime Mahinda Jarapassa, who RW protected for the past 3.5 years while carrying on MR’s practice of looting the CBSL and people of Lanka must share the same prison cell, along with Penhouse Ravi. K, Mahendran and Cabraal.
            Sri Lanka had lost its Economic Soveriengty to Trump-land’s IMF, WB and MCC Economic Hit men, who are waging an Economic war against the people of Lanka to crash the rupee and asset strip strategic resources like land, transport and energy sector infrastructure and (big) data platforms in its Cold War with China in the Indian Ocean.

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          Critical thinking

          You should really study the JVP.
          JVP has not changed its fundamental beliefs, never accepted that it was wrong on all front. The cosmetic changes it has made since AKD took over the party has not brought any meaningful genuine transformation to the party nor the country. There are party old guards biting their time to bury AKD in their old, staled, ideology, the dialectical materialism which nobody care to understand nor elucidated by the ideologue to this day.

          None who wants to support JVP believes it has shed its racist and hypocritic past. JVP too now believes it could do with the minority vote bank. It never believed the minorities are here to stay nor have they had any meaningful two way conversation with them. It would be very difficult for them to convince the minority (a vital section of the country’s population) nor the majority Sinhala speaking people.

          Irrespective colour of minority parties JVP should make an genuine effort to exchange views. They tell others what is good for them. Their ideology and their so called ideological position have never solved any problem.

          The JVP needs to come clean with its past, say sorry, have wider discussion, understand the problem, find solution collectively …. and move on.

          Their present best position is sitting on the fence rather than proactively dealing with issues, … In the resent political Sirisena made mess AKD tried to be clever.

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      In any country on the rich west, there are media norms. They would not be able to change the social opinion easy as some groups are aimed at. In our rotten island, things seem to be only in favour of Rajakshe regardless of numberous provable high profile crimes they committed and being further committed. How come ?

      I believe, so long these media business men back Rajakashes regardless of their cruelties and unethical behaviours towards law and order, this country woud only be part of them and peoples thoughts and minds would not be subjected to dramatic changes.
      Any society, if the average would become wise only, things could turn out to be positive.
      Unfortunately, wethe right thinking, unbiased dignified people are being beaten by the sitaution as we stay only further with anxities about the future of our mother land.

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        Simon De Silva,

        Rajapakses are the worst political criminals in our history and no argument that they should be punished to the maximum extent possible for the crimes they have committed in their ten year reign of terror with impunity.

        However, I believe, Ranil should leave the UNP leadership, but not at this point of time. Now he should be reinstated as legal PM to respect democracy and the constitution. He should hand the leadership to Sajith or someone young without causing further damage to the party.

        Ranil represents a conglomerate of elites and does not stand for masses across the country. I doubt he will command the support of all masses.

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          I dont mind Ranil or any other better candidate would take over, but Ranil s dismissal should occure in compliance with norms. I also believe nobody else in that party woudl do better, but next time Ranil has to keep the faith on young UNP Law makers not being en twined to the old clan. They have good and able men in UNP than any good ones being found in Rajakashe camp.

          That is the point here. Nothing else BUT ONEs that respect law and order to give power.. Those who stand against Rajakashe are all pro-democratic, civiliized people. They are also more educated than those bunch being surrounded by Raja et al.

          My problem lies somewhere else, I strongly believe, LANKEN crisis is created by media mafia run by Rajahapakshe supporting highly abusive business men.

          And just imagine, you cant find any good news about anything to the same degree as they report ABOUT MAGICAL powers of Rajakshes. That is very unfair. I question, if Europe would have been doing it that way, right at the moment, French Yellow Vests protests would have outreach going beyond their bounderies. The manner they vandalize in PARIS and other places are not comparable to those we found in a poor country of our nature, but this time, protesters in France have exceeded their limits.
          What i believe even if any good leaders would take over in current context, not much would work for the tangible changes in our country, since our people are highly abusive and their leaders are the mirror image of them. So long people s attitudes would not be subjected to a paradigm shift, expecting a greater change is like waiting to see pigs might fly.

          Any next govt should spend lot more for rebuilding the nation than anything else can guide the country to correct direction.

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            In a country like ours, capacity of thinking is minimal, they are used to repeat the same 108 times and keep in memory. So the continous broadcasting of fabricated lies are very successful

    • 0
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      Yet no one care …..but why?

      why are Sri Lankans so apathetic”

      • 0
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        Rajash

        How are you getting on with your Brexit negotiations?
        When will UK sign their trade and other deals with regional/global power Sri Lanka?

        • 0
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          Native Vedda “When will UK sign their trade and other deals with regional/global power Sri Lanka?”

          Native – the negotiations are abandon at the moment.
          The UK representatives were talking to the legitimate Sri Lankan Government until October 26th.
          Then they were advised to negotiate with the fake government.
          Now they have been told that there is no government, so they have returned to the UK empty handed.
          Theresa May is very disappointed she was hoping to sell the “trade deal with the Miracle of Asia/regional/global power Sri Lanka” as a bargaining chip to sell her ill fated, “Brexit deal with the EU” to her MPs and to the UK public.
          However I understand that the EU is very happy that the UK’s negotiation with regional/global power Sri Lanka is at a stand still. EU is planning on an improved Sri Lanka + + deal.
          Canada is vying for a Canada deal with Miracle of Asia/regional/global power Sri Lanka
          President Trump has said not to believe all these fake news. He said USA is on course to sign a multi billion dollar deal with Miracle of Asia/regional/global power Sri Lanka and to oust China.
          Trump stated that the trade deal with Miracle of Asia/regional/global power Sri Lanka will create millions and millions of jobs for the Americans and will make America Great Again…..but not as great as the Miracle of Asia/regional/global power Sri Lanka.

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      It’s really devils vs. devils.. Both squandered the wealth of this nation. Lesser of the evils.. maybe.

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    Misinformation campaigns is what the UNP excels in! Getting a taste of their own medicine now are they?

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      Words,

      Presence of Ravi Karunanayaka is a blessing for MaRa and his regime to return to power. This greedy corrupted man is a curse on UNP. Next leader of UNP should get rid of him

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    Every day, I’m hitting my head with my shoes for the sin of voting for this lunatic donkey – Sirisena who is setting fire to the whole country.

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      Well if your pathetic leader had the balls to contest on his own merits this wouldn’t have happened?

      Why on earth don’t you chase him out even now????!

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      Who put him there and why? Ranil, because he wanted to get to peer through the back door. The twice sacked pm should retire. Harsha or Sajin will do a lot better.

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        lal loo

        “Who put him there and why?”

        Hindians, Americans, Chandrika, Ranil, ……………….

        “and why?”

        In order to get rid of a greater evil.
        It is like Hindians using Dr Mahinda to get rid of VP and his LTTE.

        We must find another lesser evil to exorcise the current one occupying the top job.

        ” The twice sacked pm should retire.”

        That is for the UNP and Hindians to decide.

        “Harsha or Sajin will do a lot better.”

        Great choice.
        Is it because just before the 2015 Presidential elections Harsha de Silva announced to the world that he was “a proud southerner and Sinhala Buddhist.”?

        Is it because Sajin was an undergraduate “student” of London School of Economics and a major proponent of Bhumiputra system of governance for this island?

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    Words

    “Misinformation campaigns is what the UNP excels in! Getting a taste of their own medicine now are they?”

    Therefore you are happy with common man being conned with fake news, lies, disinformation, ………….. more lies by all sides.
    It is an entirely altruistic act.

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    Both sides( Sirisena vs Ranil) are evil. But the public needs to choose the lesser evil.
    Killings and media suppression; looting of national wealth was worse with the SLFP Government (Rajapaksa)

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      UNP did not lag behind much under RanilW. Bond Scam happened within the FIRST one hundred days by planting his pal Arjun Mahendran as CBSL Governor!!!!!!!!if not UNP would have had a clear majority in the Parliament. Are the faithful followers of his so dumb?????

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    THERE WERE ALWAYS PROBLEMS BETWEEN TRAVEL BAG RAVI AND GAMUDAWA SAJITH ABOUT WHO IS THE SECOND IN COMMAND IN UNP IN THE PAST.we all though that this problem is temporary and pending currently WHAT MY3 IS TRYING IS TO BRAKE THE CEASE-FIRE between RAVI-SAJITH.most people in colombo north area knows there is an another problem BETWEEN NATIONAL UNITY MANO AND RAVI about mannpa vote catching in colombo district.THIS PROBLEM IS ALSO IN HOLD NOW AND MAY START CATCHING UP VERY SOON AS RAVI IS TRYING TO HAVE SOME UNDER HAND DEAL WITH MILK BOARD THONDA.GOOD LUCK TO RANIL

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    There cannot be smoke without a fire. RanilW restored all of the privileges RaviK enjoyed except the post of the Finance Minister in spite of the emergence of lot of dirty linen belonging to RaviK during the PCOL inquiry. Instead of getting RaviK to answer criminal charges for corruption RanilW found him an Oasis within the haven of Temple Trees.

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      hp
      Have you heard of smoke generators?
      You can produce smoke without fire, as they do in fluid dynamics laboratories.

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    Ravi & Sajith are known devil & unknown deity so the gap is wide so need not anybody to drive a wedge.

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    This man Tiran Alles ran the courier service between MaRa and the LTTE just before the Presidential election in 2005.He is still hunting for Ranil.W; Generally, he is called in for operations against Ranil.W. I believe there is a case against him pending in the courts over siphoning off Tsunami funds.Recently, there was a commemoration of his father R.I.T. Alles which was attended by MaRa, Gota,and even Tissa Attanayake. This man Tiran Alles came from nowhere and is even running a Newspaper; A Media Tycoon eh?

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    Desperation makes them act like utter fools. This man simply cannot be honest, admit his mistake, and behave like a statesman.

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    This reminds me of the ‘fake news’ operations carried out by Russia to influence the last Presidential election in the US. Such misinformation will lead to chaos.

    Independent media should stay alert and expose fake news in bold letters and nip it in the bud.

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    In Srilanka the effort to find a genuine leader with a clean slate for the country is a futile effort like catching a prawn with a clean top.

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      The UNP is better off to keep away Ravi K showing himself prominently in her important public events. This mediocre accountant has amassed millions through his business interests and more through his politics. He is the Patron Saint of the Colombo underworld – actively engaged in drugs, crime and murder. Ranil knows that and placed him in charge of Colombo. Ravi K is an unscrupulously ambitious man. The Sunday Times, years ago, commented the man fancies himself as a future President. Ranil cannot be oblivious to this. No doubt he is a great fund- raiser (you know from where?) but there is an ethical limit to this.

      ADJP

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        An Interesting comment which I couldn’t ignore for the clear, precise and grammatically constructed points there.
        This is a much more polished than the comments from even those hardcore Dr Ranil suckers..

        Galleon Ravi became the Adjutant of Dr Ranil after Dr Ranil became a Refugee at TT.
        Now Galleon has a better than even chance of getting the UNP Big Boss job and even the PM job, according to the way ADK is licking Dr Ranil and Mr Samapathar .

        But President Gig I am not sure.
        Then there won’t be a President Gig ,if ADK help TNA to hoist Dr Ranil into the PM Post
        And help bring in Dr Ranil’s New Constitution.

        And I bet my bottom dollar, Dr Ranil and his Gang this time will go full bore to get rid of Sira and SLFP for ever,
        And postpone Elections for at least 5 or more years just like his uncle did.
        Dr Ranil as the PM again with his Gang of 174 is not a Joke …

        I don’t want to comment on those UW deals of Galleon which you have mentioned.
        What is sad is Matara Malli and his Adjutant getting done in a short span post Dr Ranil’s Yahapalanaya.
        Wonder where the Field Marshall is, whom Dr Ranil was desperate to recruit as the Adjutant? .

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Galleon Ravi became the Adjutant of Dr Ranil after Dr Ranil became a Refugee at TT.”

          No, it was your boss Dr MR who wanted Ranil oust from TT as if Ranil was occupying illegally there. Worst your Mango friend Wimal Windbag Weerawansa wanted to send in a mob to force him out of his official resident. I suppose you chose not to inform yourself of the incident.

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    In any developed Country people like Tiran Alles would have been locked up in jail a long time ago for his financial dealings with LTTE! Herein Srilanka he has freedom to even publish a main stream news paper leave alone spreading mendacious propaganda.

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      Ranjan,

      LTTE are good guys. We must make friendship with them. Life is too short.

      Even during War time we made friends with them when we were not fighting. We even got them to bump off some civilian leaders we did not like.

      And when they made a similar request, we returned the favor.

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        Retarded Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera:
        One thing can be said for you: CT readers will never be short of stupidities as long as you keep writing. At least not when you aren’t caddying for the rich (and famous) on Ontario golf courses? . WHAT would we do for lunacies without your contributions? Quite the elevation for a Major General’s batman, though!

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    {“Sirisena – Alles Launch Shameless Misinformation Campaign To Drive A Wedge Between Ranil And Sajith Ahead Of Confidence Vote”}
    Fake news, paid news, misinformation have taken grip the world over. It is a money making industry.
    SL is no different. Tiran Alles feels that there are untapped sources of ‘suckers’.
    .
    Is there a need to drive a wedge between Ranil and Sajith? A wedge already exists. Anyone trying to mess around with the wedge may end up with what happened to that monkey!

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    Well if your pathetic leader had the balls to contest on his own merits this wouldn’t have happened?

    Why on earth don’t you chase him out even now????!

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      Words

      If your bogus war hero didn’t bribe VP he would definitely have lost the presidential elections in 2005.
      Why on earth didn’t you demand a fresh elections then?
      Please note there is no vacancy for Mahinda’s b***s carriers. There is a long queue. You may have to wait.

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    These people stoop so low to achieve their goals at the expense of democracy and the main trigger is given by the looming threat of the pending cases against MR and his cohorts. They are least bothered about the country and people and the same people are pretending that they are patriotic. More than RW, they are chilled by the thought that there will be another wave of attack by Sajith. That is why they are hell bent on destroying the unity that has been formed within the file and ranks of the UNP, thanks to MS’s ill-fated decision.
    UNP, particularly Ranil should profoundly thank MS for his undemocratic and childish way of handling things which has definitely earned bad names to him and his party and again boosted the image and morale of the UNPers. Now, UNP can go to polls with confident and win more seats than what would have been gained otherwise. Well done My-3.!

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    You then agree that he is keeping to his words – that he will set fire to everything before he goes. He is just doing it. His
    daughter too has claimed that this is his
    character. With Ranil standing against the hidden agenda of MY3, along with his family and cohorts, (and without Ranil making things public), has upset MY3 to the core. He tried to use one stone for felling Ranil for the next PE & MR as PM as his personal choice in his
    2nd Term initiatives, both misfiring!

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    The Russian Social Media experts hired By Dr Dayan Jeyatillke are at work….

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    Some time back I related how a play named “MAGODI SELLAMA” that we find in the village “Perahera”. To remind it again: Two people get dressed as two “Tigers” with paintings all over the body and walk in the procession fighting each other, in such a way to depict that one is going ti “KILL” the other. But at the end of the procession, they both wash off all the “Paintings’ and enjoy a good dose of intoxicants (usually Kasippu) and walk away in a “Friendly” manner. Now picture this play “Magodi Sellama” in the procession, you will definitely see a similarity in this “GAME” these politicians play to hoodwink the “Masses” – the “SLAVES”. Haven’t we “Slaves” seen this drama for the last few decades and continue to watch it with all the enthusiasm. On top of it, see how “Sorcery” (witchcraft) works among leading politicians. Recently, I saw the “Deposed King” clinching a gold coloured metal piece in his right hand. The pictures of it are now available in the social media. These are the “Authoritative” figures who are entrusted with the Governing affairs of this country. Do we have any HOPE of getting rid of all these “JOKERS” and rescue this country from these “CRIMINALS”?

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      Douglas – you are right….they will be all sitting together and having hoppers at the next society wedding

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    WOW,
    Galleon is back.. How cool is that….
    HeHeHeeeee.

    Minister of Finance and Deputy Leader of this great UNP …
    Poor Matara Malli couldn’t live to see this great resurrection ..

    God save the Treasury, and the CB .
    And Budu Sarani to Sinhala Buddhist Faction and Keselwatta Kid……

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Galleon is back.. How cool is that….”

      Bandula must be dissapointed.
      Tell us why Basil has stopped being the bagman?
      When is Namal Baby going to visit Tamil detainees (without trial) and get them released?

      Tell me why the present day Sinhala poets have not taken it upon themselves to write the recent war history through Hatana poems, for example in the past poets dutifully wrote poems such as Sitavaka Hatana, Kustantinu Hatana, Parangi Hatana, Maha Hatana, Rajasiha Hatana, …………..

      I wonder why they haven’t continued their tradition with one more, Kottiya Hatana?
      Are you waiting Shamindra Ferdinando, Gota’s B***s famous C.A. Chandraperuma, .. ?

  • 0
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    Ranil is the only leader the country got. Let’s preserve and nourish him

  • 0
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    “You unimaginable bastard” as Kate Winslet in Titanic

  • 0
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    A president without “presidential thinking”

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    Middle class want to vote for unp what a joke. If unp governments comes again srilankan public has to collect food from dust bin to eat. Unp the idiots of economic management and business management who create the darkest era of srilankan history in srilankan economy during 2015- 2018. Unp is the party is very poor in economic management since this unp is the party during their government in srilanka unable to uplift srilankan economy at least up to 15 billion USD and per capital up to 800 USD . you know this size of srilankan economy is less than Somalian economy, a party like unp does not have the ability to uplift srilankan economy even similar to Somalian economy what is the point doing politics in srilanka. The 85% of middle class and upper middle class are die heart supporters of slfp that is why they are winning the electorates like kaduwela ,Homagama kasbewa,Maharagama by 50000 majority votes.the reason why mahindas slfp is winning like that is their high business oriented economic policy .slfp has converted this 20 billion USD economy in 2005 and they are the architected this 80 billion usd business economy in just 10 years and percapital 1000 USD in 2005 and converted in to 3820 USD in 10 years. They built and architect this 80 billion economy and entire infrastructure and urban development. Slfp is the master brains in economic management.they have the proven track record in economic management in srilanka. If slfp government comes high standard life style for srilankan public , high scale business enviorment assured for srilankan middle class .if unp government comes as usual no food , no business, poverty, starvation the sane thing we have seen 2015- 2018 as well. If any one wants middle class want to vote for unp, please show the economic performance card of unp.

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