13 August, 2020

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UNP Unanimously Decided Vote Against Casino Bill

The main opposition United National Party’s Parliamentary Group has unanimously decided it will vote against attempts by the Government to legalise Casinos through draft legislation to be presented in Parliament on 24 October, the Party said in a media release yesterday.

The Cabinet has already approved projects to construct integrated complexes that include casinos by Leisure Holdings at D.R. Wijewardane Mawatha and Water Front Properties Private Ltd at Justice Akbar Mawatha and Glennie Street in Colombo, the UNP said.

The Strategic Development Bill No 14 will be presented to Parliament on 24 October to legalise Casinos in the country and set up the legal framework for these casino projects, the UNP said.

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    Where the BBS stand on this issue , may be they want to see the two B’s
    Bra And Breast

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      UNP voting against the Casino Bill is useless – it needs to split the UPFA and take the JHU and JVP and SLFP Balu Sena supporters to STOP the Bill.

      Who give the damn if Ranil Stands on his head to oppose it? What difference will it make? Ranil is a LOOSER and so too the UNP – All the way!

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      “Where the BBS stand on this issue”
      In the wallet!

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        They are searching for pretty corpse! Gnasara has “fallen” head over heel for me – even my dead body! Rohan do not ask silly questions!

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        Rohan,

        You are expecting too much from a racist movement. As you have answered your own question a wallet, which is full with cash in high value currency notes is lighter than a till, which is full with coins. And a till makes lots of noise.

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      RE: UNP Unanimously Decided Vote Against Casino Bill

      At last, some politicians DO have some Ethics.

      This Casino argument that it only affects the foreigners is all lies.

      It will diffuse and gradually filter to the general population, and will make the country more and more decadent. All the data shows this decadence of the societies.

      http://www.communityresearchpartners.org/uploads/publications/Casino%20Social%20Effect%201-21-10.pdf

      So, a greater proportions of Monks and Politicians will be drunk and become gamblers.

      So where is the stand of BBS, the Booru Balu Sena, on this gambling issue? Ask them their take on it, if they claim they represent Buddhism, and not Mara-ism. Do gamblers achiever Nirvana-Nibbana-Rebirth and Samsara as well?

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    Ranil definitely does not fancy tits!

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    It will be interesting to see what JHU, Muslim Congress, CWC, JVP are going to do. What ist Ravana Balaya and Bodu.. .sorry Balu Bala Sena going to do about it? Are the Casinos within Buddhist teachings?

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    What is wrong with UNP? I think UNP should support Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarhi to legalize Deshapremi casino in Sri Lanka like they support Illegal Impeachment against CJ Dr. SB.

    Also, I just can’t understand why only UNP against Deshapremi Casino as Hela Urumaya, Gaanu 5 Naanasara Bebadu Balu Sena, Rawana Balukaya, Sinhala Rawaya, Desha Hithaishee, Jaathi Maamaka Balukayawal and all Deshapremeeyas supports the Deshapremi Casino.

    If the UNP against this Deshapremi Casino tomorrow there will be a Peaceful protest against Ranil in front of Sirikotha with armed Presidential Advisors and PSD Personnel.

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    Ra-Nil and MAN-Gala would prefer guys with manly boobs than the curves of sexy women..

    NEVERTHELESS does Buddhism advocate VICES? with the Casinos, comes prostitution – Female and Male, Gambling, Liquor and much more… where are BBS, Sinhala Ravaya and Ravaya Balaya?

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    this is what we called “Boru show ” , when the ruling junta has the upper hand with 160 odd MPs (puppets)at their disposal, what debate ? this is a good waste of time CT.

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    Crown Casino will be good for Colombo & Lanka,UNP should vote for it,insist on Rs.10,000 entry fee for Sri Lankans living in Lanka,gambling addiction cousellors,prevent Lankan gambling addicts from re-entry etc.

    And yes,the nexus between govt and bogus orange deshapremis can be seen now.

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      Crown will be good? For the Nonas and their pimps!

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    Good for the UNP to have finally woken up…. or will it be a case of too little too late?

    Well there was a concern I hear in ruling circles that the dilution of 13A may have been defeated due to some coalition partners voting against it, so now’s the time for all citizens who do not cherish a land where gambling, pimping and prostitution will only add to the prevailing rash of criminal activity, to pound down the doors of their elected (or crossed over) representatives and demand that this bill be defeated resoundingly and the likes of Mr Packer be shown the exit.

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    Only Ranil W, will take up this matter. What has happened to Maithree Gunaratne and his farther Hermon and all the thugs of Maithree, including Killie Maharaja and the MTV/MBC net work.

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    That’s a good one BB (Bar and the Breast). Why not add SEX to make it BBS? Gnana-sari. Knows the BAR very well, proved in a court of law! Has anyone been to India on pilgrimage with him. Has anyone seen the ‘Upasikawa’ who caters to his needs??

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    So does this mean the UNP was left out of the lucratives bribes?

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    A new casino also would have had a significant and long-lasting impact on the cities of Lewiston and Auburn and the surrounding communities,” the memo states. oonlinepoker.com

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