15 July, 2020

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UNP Names Sajith Premadasa As Presidential Candidate

The United National Party has named Sajith Premadasa as their Presidential candidate a short while ago. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe proposed UNP deputy leader, Minister Sajith Premadasa’s name for presidential candidacy. The nomination was unanimously approved during the UNP Working Committee meeting held at Sirikotha this evening.

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    Even though I have my own reservations about him, I am now confident that he is going to have a very good chance to become the next president. I like to congratulate him for that.. However i still have my own fears about his actions when he becomes the next president. We don’t want another Sirisena at all. I hope he will listen to RW and take necessary guidance from seniors like Karu Jayasooriya.

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      My thoughts are the same on this. Lets see how it turns out.

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        Sajith says that his hands are clean which is not quite true. He may not have taken bribes or swindled state coffers, but he is enjoying the benefit of the ill gotten money amassed by his father. He may not take bribes or make large scale swindling as he has no children to pass on the wealth, but whether his hands will remain clean will have to be seen in due course. As for unleashing violence, he has behaved like a thug from the time started his political career, and is likely that he is not going to change from this. Whether he will tolerate political dissent and allow freedom of expression is something in doubt. As for Tamils, he is not going to deliver justice, which position TNA has openly articulated by saying that he does not have any understanding about the problem nor has any tangible plan to solve it. His policy based on populism is not in the best interest of the country.

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      As long as Sajith doesn’t make Ranil PM and gives a solemn undertaking to the people of SL that he will abolish the Executive Presidential post he will have the unstinted support of all SL’s cutting across the racial, linguistic, religious and cultural differences.
      Besides that if he is able to give a pledge to abolish the foremost position give to Buddhism as the state religion or if he is unable to do that that he will ensure the same foremost equality all other religions on par with Buddhism that would be ideal.
      That is the only way to achieve peace and prosperity in SL.

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      Sapumal, His father was a good man, JR gave him an era which no leader could have sorted, yet Mr Premadasa did it and he died by a blast. Gota is a coward a con artist who ran away and became shadowed under his brother Mahinda.

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        How can late Premadasa be a good man. He is the first person to start political murders from Aluthkade Pala, Davasa photographer, Shanmugam brothers to Richard de Zoysa. Murder of Upali Wijewardena and Denzil Kobbekaduwa are also attributed to him. Mahinda and Gota followed his footsteps regarding political murders. As for swindling of state and bribes, how can late Premadasa account for the wealth he had accumulated after his humble beginnings. Can an honest politician achieve that. Premadasa was one of the UNP leaders who planned and executed 1983 riots. After that he wanted to pass a law (REPIA) to acquire to the state burnt out properties of Tamils, but due to Indian pressure it was abandoned.

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      I am wondering what the F… that this guy has done to become so popular in the party and in the country. His father was the president, that is about it.
      His housing project are a scam.

      Has not put forward any viable policy, other than to utter, I am common man’s man. Never been in thick of action for UNP, Ranil used him cleverly during 52 day circus as well as in April bomb incident. I think Ranil wanted him nominated anyway. So UNP can win the election and form a govt, led by Ranil.

      First meeting he had he wanted to help the Sanga with 2.5 million. Then uttered more stupidity with Keynesian economics.

      Ran around the country crying like a baby asking for candy to get nomination.

      Well what is the alternative con man GOTA?

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    The one unchanganeable and absolute condition on him must be that he will support the repeal of the Executive Presidency FORTHWITH if he is elected.

    No nonsense; this is unconditional if he is to be acceptable to democrats, radicals and all minorities.

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      Kumar David wants {“……repeal of the Executive Presidency FORTHWITH if he is elected”}.
      Repeal and replace with WHAT?
      He adds {“No nonsense; this is unconditional if he is to be acceptable to democrats, radicals and all minorities”}
      Trotfucius say “Radical Democracy good”

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    It is a welcome move but there are many forces behind him.

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    I am not happy that RW will continue as PM after the election of SAJITH P as President. It’s not good governance to have two heads to lead the country. Ranil W needs to go. Have Sarath Fonseka as PM to keep a check on corrupt practices in the armed forces.

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    I do not knmow what the agreement of Sajith with Ranil. is. Whether Sajith fooled Ranil and whether Ranil will be the party leader and the PM is the question. Has Ranil packed even the hiramane to be taken to Seychells Island or some other Island. How much money Ranil with drew from the Treasury to be taken with him.

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    I have selected him to vote 3 months ago and mention in Colombo Telegraph. Jamuna

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    Ane Apoi!
    Kumar Says “…..The one unchangeable and absolute condition…. No nonsense; this is unconditional..”

    Does he talk about never the ending marxist lennist revolution! What a joker! he definitely know it would never happen… He just want to give foolish hopes to minorities, democarts, and “mama PORAK – radicals” like him to defeat Gota thereby putting the country into bottomless pit hoping something come out of it … One is eeeeelllaaammmm!

    Times to listen to a song, Kuma ……
    just to get nonsense your brain is full of … Second preference in the election has some merit .. Imposing conditions to Sajith is clear B.S. to fool everybody..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAsE65aDGl8

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    Time to time Sri Lanka changes the Constitution proving the unsteady political mind Sajith;s father sacrificed hi wife to the country on May day. He was a people;’s man. His son Sajith educated at School of Economics in London has the appeal of rural masses. unlike Ranil who is Colombo 7 upper class politician. Sajith is not from Family dynasty that plundered the country . Gotabaya is an opportunist. His brother;s money will be spent in his campaign His citizenship issue is not resolved There are cases after cases on him

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    Great King like his father. He deserves the Kingdom. The prince of the people. was educated in an expensive private boarding school and got somewhere at LSE but without a degree. But Baskaralingam types and maharaja paid for his education. That’s why he rose above his caste and class. Thanks to a British education like how they train black African leaders and their families. Just give him the presidency. They deserve to be treated better than Dhobies . They should be called shamu. Madam, his excellency. Her excellency etc from November. Did you notice how suddenly the missing “wife” in in photos and on stage. Did they even consummate a marriage for suddenly to be seen. No photo ever had her at public gatherings and at Yala

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    This registers the end of Sajith Premadasa. Another Machiavellian move by RW. Many won’t see it now; but I invite them to wait until the Presidential election results are out!

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    Good decision finally taken by UNP all are happy UNF should plan there election propaganda campaign and talk to the hearts of all cross section of people of our motherland government have done lot of work during the last 4 years make use of the good governance transparency and democracy you practiced government has not hurt or killed a anyone not attacked any media organisation we were in a position to criticize the the government on any manner any language
    Well done UNF government

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    The main hindrance and threat to peace, unity and stability of the nation comes from extremism, Buddhist extremism in particular. Some Buddhist monks, I don’t know who their teachers are, and whatever they have learned is opposite to true Buddhism. This sizeable number are running riot in the country, primarily led by the infamous monk Gnanassara who has openly demonstrated that he is over and above the law. Where ever he appears there is a posse of policemen, including senior officers, who are backing all his actions without a murmur or even lifting a finger which only goes to indicate that he certainly IS above the law and with government blessings.

    People are looking for a leader who can balance or eradicate extremism to enable unity of the peoples which is the principal base for progress as well as national development. Can any of the new leaderships contesting the important forthcoming presidential elections achieve this and
    If this cannot be achieved by the new President then we shall be continuing the same trend which will become even worse as time goes by.

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    It’s really hard for people to come around and vote for him just after been abused by his peers. The very basic need why a certain group of people would look for a leader, is security. These guys can’t provide Sri Lanka with security. We just had a Jihad in our country, we also had the famous AVA group slaughter policeman, we found weapons from certain religious establishments. There’s also someone in the presidential race who made Sri Lanka a safe place to be, so you do the math and see what chances Sajith got.

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      Exactly sir you cannot point a finger at him, and there you have given an answer for everyone. Thank you and Sajith Awa Janapathithuma una, Done :)

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    Defend of Sovereignty and Territorial integrity is our nation life line of Political democracy.
    Needless to say Sovereignty cannot be divided by any cost of minority calim of homeland and political anarchism of Trostkism that claim by political Terrorist in An Island
    There is no way for Power devolution of New Police State proposed by Left -wing adventurist of JVP, ex-LSSP’s and LTTE and Muslim terrorist .
    This whole package of proposed for New UNP President candidature there is nothing else, that is pave way for USA Military base in Republic of Sri Lanka.
    By and large that aim of USA domination and recolonization Island by political agenda by clan of Wickrasinghe of Ranil of that current UNP leader!

    Sri lankn will be location of that military conflicts and its nation become another Afgastain of second in South Asian nation.
    What a strategically trap of political in An Island nation by so-called power devolution proposed by UNP “new” that leadership of Sajith Premadasa in coming Presindtial election 2020 ! by $$$.

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    dan Gota Bayawela

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    Dear CT
    Quoted:
    “When Colombo Telegraph revealed some of our findings the LSE replied; “Further to your call and this email, this is just to confirm we are carrying out further investigations into our records to establish the exact status of Mr Premadasa. This will require consultation with the University of London, the awarding body at the time, who hold the original records. This may take some time.”
    The above is about Mr. Sajith Premadasa’s undergraduate degree. Do you have any update from the LSE?

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    Unless Sri Lankans are willing to vote for politicians who don’t genuflect before the Saffron-Mafia, “cross-dressers” like Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, and other such charlatans of organized religion … they are doomed.

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    According to the ideas of the public Ranil is not defeated. He is accepted as a man of merit world wide. Sajith was helpless till Ranil give his connect for him to contest and Ranil has given his craving junior a chance to show his competency.
    Further when President attempted to drag him out with the help of the opposition he boldly defeated them and we cannot say that he is defeated. According to my vision he is wise more than all contestants and he is criticized by the weak. I am not talking in favour or against any one and this is what I have convinced.

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    Now the Media is in hysteria as they find themselves with someone like sajith who never wa involved in any scandals.
    So leave him in peace and try to be objective is all that we readers wish for.

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    Now the Media is in hysteria as they find themselves with someone like sajith who never wa involved in any scandals.
    So leave him in peace and try to be objective is all that we readers wish for.

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