15 November, 2018

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We Inherited A Fallow Field And Now It’s Ready For Reaping, Says Ranil

Prime Minister and Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed that the party had taken over a country which was like an abandoned paddy field in 2015 but that it has been transformed and is now ready for harvesting. He also said that it is not only party loyalists but the entire country that can reap benefits.

He made these observations at an event held at party headquarters, Sirikotha, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the UNP.

Referring to the ‘Janabalaya Kolambata’ (Power of the People to Colombo) rally organized by the Joint Opposition (JO), Wickremesinghe claimed that the JO’s lack of ‘people-strength’ (janabalaya) and the lies of the media were both exposed. On the other hand, he insisted, that the UNP’s anniversary celebrations were held as planned.

Wickremesinghe also claimed that the government has put the country on a firm footing and that Sri Lanka would become a modern nation by 2025. He promised that he will lead this effort until 2025 and said that it will be the task of the next generation of leaders to continue to program until 2030.

To read his speech click here

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  • 14
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    ha ha
    after 3 years he continues to make promises he cannot fulfil
    talking of 2025 expecting to become president in 2020
    he will become the miracle of asia if the born loser does so

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      How can Ranil talk about new leaders when he has got a fraudster sitting right next to him as a Deputy Leader of the UNP. Newspaper reports indicate that Ranil has decided to give him a new ministerial post to this fraudster. SHAME on you Ranil!

      People in Sri Lanka had high hopes when they elected Ranil to be the PM in 2015. But it appears that Ranil is also following MR by promoting the fraudsters who have taken bribes for personal gains.

      Ranil and the UNP have no chance of winning the next general election unless the leadership implement zero tolerance against his colleagues who are involved in bribery and corruption.

      • 9
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        Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe,

        I have finally come to the realization that you don’t know what you are doing …………. perhaps you had no clue from the day you first stepped into politics. ………. You have very little intuition about the “Lankan mindset.”

        Commonsense ……… about assessing Lankans (or any other people/society/culture for that matter) is a strange thang, ………. you either have it or you don’t; some are born with it and others acquire it during their journey of life-experiences ……… sadly even at this late state you have neither ……….. and still go on mouthing monumentally stupid platitudes

        Man, for Buddha’s sake don’t you get it?

        It’s such a shallow field …….. I still think you are one of the very few Lankan politicians who has even a bird fluttering in his brain about the 21st century modern world (most others’ minds are not just primitive but prehistoric) that we have to merge into if we have to survive and not end up as slaves to much more advanced cultures/societies. ………. unfortunately not many Lankans comprehend this ……… not even the people who have left the shores and now reside in some “preeminent” societies/cultures.

        “Nostalgia for Lanka” for them is to come back for a brief holiday and partake in a culture/mindset that had stood in one place for 2500 years …….. and then switch modes again when entering the “new world”

        Advancing “culturally/socially” does not mean ……… a few new factories and some FDI and a few successful businessmen …….. but the entire society/culture breaking free from the entrenched stultified unthinkingly passed-on ……….. unexamined 2500 year old bunkum that benefits no one ……….. but holds us in bondage to a past “glory” that is not real but only just manufactured in our own minds

    • 10
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      Prime Minister and Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe,

      Say this the Land like no other, the miracle of Asia, with a mean IQ of 79, with the politicians not much different, still trying to sort out the rotten balls after 3 years, and many rotten balls are at large,

    • 10
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      If this man remains as the leader of the UNP , there’s no hope for UNP next time.
      None of them in the elite UNPers are fit to be leaders anyway.
      They all have skeletons in their closets.
      None of them what so ever.
      Finding one fit to be the PM or President will be like finding needle in the haystack.
      Bring on fresh Brush to Sweep the dirt, I mean the dirt from the Parliament containing
      Liars( RW and MS), Thugs , Thieves, Murderers , Drug dealers, Illiterates ( the MEDAMULLA Clan) to be removed all the lock , stock and barrel first if we need a new Srilanka.
      OK?
      These Politicians all plays the same card until they gets elected then Loot the state wealth, Protects thieves and murderers, with the help of Law & Order and a handful of thugs .
      Finally they throw money to dogs bus them , feed them get them drunk to shout at enemies Carrying placards of their rotten heroes.
      What a disgraceful country with nothing to be proud of now except, best in the world for criminality.

    • 4
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      PM , DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IN YOUR APE AANDUWE! Where everyone is EQUAL ? Yes Equal!!
      A woman government servant barked at a Non Sinhala individual who went to Register for an ID card,
      The incident went viral apparently,
      What about the Parliament the essence of ??DEMOCRASY. ??? Where they’re shouting at each other verbally abusing each other??
      What about the other Government departments? including Police stations and Lawcourts??
      Respecting other individuals have gone to dogs.
      This is a country where Lord Buddhas teachings are Loving kindness.

    • 4
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      The fallow field is now barren. Lanka is in a massive Debt trap with Rupee in free fall, corruption rife, and country being sold off to highest bidder.
      Also, Lanka is being militarized by external parties, and religion and culture weaponized, in form of post-war Buddhist-Muslim riots to protect US puppets Bondscam Ranil and US citizen and Avant Guard Scammer Gota Jarapassa in US Cold War with China in “Indo-Pacific”.
      The 2 biggest financial and national security corruption scams in the county’s history are being buried, while the new courts to hear corruption cases fool around with minor corruption cases. No a single politician has been jailed for corruption.
      USAID has been providing Fake Aid to SL Parliament of corrupt morons, Bribery Commission and Lankan Judicial system, for years to make these institutions more corrupt and dis-functional and promote its national security and business interests. This is as economist Dambisa Moyo term it “Dead Aid” which should be stopped.

  • 9
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    Best development people want is prosecuting culprits; previous & present, simultaneously.

  • 6
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    What are we waiting for? Do the harvesting now so that those in need can reap the benefits. Make sure the benefits don’t go the way of the Bond scam. So if he is still alive he will be the leader of the UNP until 2025. What a joke. It is now time to hand over to the next generation of leaders. There are many in the UNP who can do a better job. He can continue with the harvesting even after retirement.

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      I’m quite simply not wasting my time listening to this old man’s speech. Actually, he’s a few months younger than I am, but a guy must know when to retire, unless there is a system that ensures that he can be removed, or unless he was properly chosen.
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      There is no democracy whatsoever within the UNP, and now, with only the corrupt and barbaric Rajapaksas as an alternative to this Party, Ranil is doing immense harm to 22 million people.
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      Old men can contribute, but there must be checks and balances. Please try to leave aside any prejudices we have of Americans in reading and listening to this. This guy was a United States Supreme Court Judge up to the age of 90:
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      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes_Jr.
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      Supreme Court justices serve for life, unless they resign, die or are impeached and removed from office. The reason for their lifetime tenure is to enable them to make decisions free from any pressure by the executive or legislative branches of government. Since the Supreme Court first convened in 1790, there have been 112 justices and only one ever has been impeached. President Thomas Jefferson got Justice Samuel Chase impeached in 1796, but the Senate acquitted him. He served on the court until his death in 1811.
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      Trump wants Brett Kavanaugh appointed to the Supreme Court. He’s only 53 years old, so America could be stuck with him for 30 years. We don’t yet know if he will be appointed, but see how he’s grilled here by Senator Kamala Harris (origins in our part of the world – makes me proud!):
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5VvFJ6myBE
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      Thirty-one minutes by her alone here, but it’s gone on for many days. I wonder if Ranil will ever submit himself to such a process?
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    Treasury was a fallow field. tht is why CBSL – Scam by the successive govts. Yet Ranil and Maithripala Chose to hide the PCOLI report and to import paddy instead of cukltivating the fallow field.

  • 2
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    2030?

  • 5
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    “Now It’s Ready For Reaping,”

    the grim reaper

  • 8
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    Sorry for you Mr. Ranil for being so naive and dumb. Everybody new it for a very long time that all the politicians emptied not only the coffers but also the marsh lands.

  • 7
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    Ranil sermon “We Inherited A Fallow Field And Now It’s Ready For Reaping”.
    The PCoI reveals that SriLankan Airlines though fallow yielded rich harvests as long as taxpayer injected funds, Wait for the $ mega cash injection by Bank of Ceylon and Peoples’ Bank.

  • 7
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    POOR RANIL WHAT EVER HE SAYS HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WIN UNLESS HE HAS ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE FALLOW POLITICAL FIELD TO MAKE GOOD HARVEST BY IRRIGATING THE FIELD WITH ARRACK-BURIYANI-AND MONEY.THESE THREE MANURE IS A MUST TO WIN ELECTIONS IN SRILANKA.

  • 3
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    How can you reap from a fallow land, oh yeah by mortgaging that land on a recurrent 99 year leas!

  • 7
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    What is Ranil talking about?

    He has already done the harvesting. In fact he did it twice, in 2015 and 2016.

  • 17
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    This guy if a fraudster and a comedian. He has brought bad luck to the country and absolute disaster for the UNP.

    In a country of 22 million and more than 2 million students Ranil wants to run the country only by Royalists-Malik,Ravi K, Sajith, Sagala, Mahendran, Ajit Dias, Harsha,Ruwan, Navin( was with MR till the last day) -the list is like all the comedians tea party.

    Then he gets old corrupts like Maropane, Paskaralingam, Pelopola to the front.. He then gets his old housewife cousin to become our High commissioner to UK,

    He appoints a full royal team to Srilankan airline who make a royal mess of things while helping themselves to all the benefits greedily

    Even the judges hearing his corruption cases are old Royalists and appointed to the Supreme Court by him .( on his lobbying and recommendation). It appears the judges daughter is working for the great royalist Ranil !

    The economy is coming to a crawl and the dollar is now Rs 163.The chap threatened to have FTA with India ( which is quite justifiable considering closeness) but ended up having a one sided FTA with Singapore.He stopped the Chines Port City like a big man and ended up paying a penalty to China !

    Having ruined the UNP for nearly 20 years Ranil wants to go on as leader till 2030 and says he is creating a new leadership ( just like him !)

    Is this man mad or just pure evil ?

  • 5
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    Made it ready for Raping.

  • 11
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    Hon. PM Mr. RW, the SLPP, and the media have no need to destroy the UNP. YOU have been doing that job for them since 1994 with nearly 30 electoral defeats. It was MS that won the Presidential and even the parliamentary elections FOR you. YOU and YOU alone are responsible for the current situation where people are actually thinking of bringing back a brutal dictatorial regime, which is incredibly shocking and disturbing. This is an indication of how much of a ***K-up you are as a leader. You are not a leader, you are just a political leach dragging the rest of us into the abyss. If or when the MR regime comes back, I don’t what will happen people like myself and many, many others. People here, commenting from the comfort of foreign countries may have no worries, but that doesn’t apply to the rest of us.

  • 6
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    Sounds pretty empty to me. Why does RW try explaining facts this way ??? Reaping the harvest ????? Dude which year are we in??? is it ripping ?? reaping???? raping????. The previous regime did not just leave you with a barren empty land, there is enough dead people buried underneath.

  • 5
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    ” Now It’s Ready For Reaping,”

    you reap what you sow.Perpetual.

  • 1
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    Fully agree with PM. The field was fallow (or shallow) from the day one. To my mind the only two leaders who tried to do something were CWW. Kannangara and DS Senanayake. The latter’s son also did all sorts of bs by trying to put up huge factories like Thulhiriya Textile and Salawa Plywood which Sri lankans cannot mange or viable as well as forcing Sri Lankans to follow Poya – Pre Poya holiday system which no other country practiced. Then SWRD tried Sinhala only system on a country of only about 10 million people and isolated the citizens from rest of the world. We have spent a good percentage of GDP on a university education system that was supposed to produce civil servants for administration and we continue to do so with disastrous consequences. Even now more than 50% of the intake are being taught subjects that are only suited for civil service. And as a result today we have one state employees for every 16 inhabitants. The rest are also no better. The engineering and IT students are also not fully connected with developments of outside world. This is the reason why the engineering students are dissatisfied.

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