13 December, 2017

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WikiLeaks: Ranil Never Really Took People Into Confidence

“Overall, the discontent within the UNP stems from the view of many party members (and outside observers) that Wickremesinghe led the party poorly in the April election campaign.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” and discuses the UNP’s internal crisis after the 2005 April parliamentary election. The cable is signed by the US Ambassador to Colombo Jeffrey J. Lunstead on May 12, 2004.

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The sense that Wickremesinghe was a failure has taken various forms, including many press commentary pieces in English- and Sinhala-language newspapers grumbling about his leadership style, which is commonly seen as lackluster to put it mildly. In one such article, which appeared in the English-language ISLAND on April 5, local political analyst Rohan Edirisinha said “the prime minister never really took people into confidence, whether he was dealing with the peace process or the rebels or dealing with the economy.”

Related posts;

WikiLeaks: Ranil Is A Perennial Loser As Well As A Perennial Survivor – US

WikiLeaks: US Skeptical About Ranil’s Claim That He Has Tremendous Grassroots Support

WikiLeaks: UNP Leader Under Fire From Within His Party – 2004 US Ambassador

WikiLeaks: Two Main Challenges To Ranil’s Leadership – 2004 US Ambassador

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    He had no confidence in anybody and nobody in the Party had any confidence in him other than the Jokers of the corrupt Regime.

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      “Ranil Never Really Took People Into Confidence”

      that’s why,

      1. He keeps himself & UNP out of power for 20 years,

      2. Constantly seeing rebellion to party leadership almost once a year &

      3. Destroying solid 45% vote base to some 22% today,

      4. Running a lame duck opposition with nowhere in horizon any sign of any victory in national elections.

      How can a man miles away from people can succeed in a democracy ?? , best thing for Ranil is to resign from all politics & leave the country for good, to see UNP would come to power in next election.

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    Ranil should be the leader of the unp for next 15 years.
    ranil is a leader not a politician
    It is not easy to become A STATEMEN ranil is a real statement

    RANASINGHE PREMADASA WAS A PEOPLE FRIENDLY POLITICIAN,BUT HE DID NOT KEEP EDUCATED PEOPLE AROUND HIM(LALITH GAMINI AND OTHERS)INSTED HEKEPT SOTTI UPALI,WEERASINGHE MALLIMARACCHI,SIRISENA COOREY,AJ RANASINGHE ETC.
    BUT WHAT HAPPEN TO PRESIDENT AT THE END? HE WAS LILLED BY HIS SERVENT BABU. AS SOON AS PEOPLE HEARD HIS DEATH FRIENDLY PEOPLE SET FIRE CRACKERS ALL MOST EVERY CORNER OF THE COUNTRY.

    MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA IS A PEOPLE FRIENDLY POLITICIAN.BUT NOT A STATEMEN. PEOPLE KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING TO SRI LANKA.HE SAVED THE COUNTRY FROM TERRORIST.BUT SAJITHS’ FATHER GAVE CEMENTS,MONEY AND TRUCKS LOADS OF ARMES TO LTTE.AND ASK 600 POLICEMEN TO SURRENDERS AND THEN LTTE KILLED ALL OF THEM.SAJITH SHOULD TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS.
    IF SAJITH EVER BECOME THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR UNP.IT WILL BE A BIG DIASTER FOR UNP. PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY WILL GET A EASY CHOISE.

    YOU WANTS TO VOTE FOR A PERSON WHO SAVE THE COUNTY OR A SON OF ONE TIME PRESIDENT WHO HELPED TO LTTE.

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    Policy bound politician vs a Populist politician. Who do we want? Ranil isn’t popular but he is the man for the job. And why isn’t he popular because he doesn’t do the “jilmarts”.

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      Sri Lankan people are too stupid to understand what you’re saying. They want thugs crooks hooligans rajavassas to ruin the country. They dont want real progess or genuine legal system which will work for every sri lankans. They always wanted crooks to by pass the legal frame work that exist. Rajapavassas are doing the same thing. Educated are been cornered unless kiss arses back bonelss people like gl peries.
      I dont like sajith premadasa, any of the rajapassa crooks.This is the time ranil has to be decisive and should join the genuine people who wanted authentic solutions for the country. The village idiots dont know how to developm the country without detroying the nature.Gambattas currency is the god. Whole world is changing. The present ruling Gambattas ideas are 30 years older. They want buildings, coal power plants, highways and they want sri lanka to be like singapore which was the vision of looser past president jr jayawardana who destroyed the whole country and we are in this mess becuase of this idiot.

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    Ranil Wickramasinghe, is a spent force. He is weak, easily intimidated and irrelevant to the country. All his men are waiting to be asked by MR to join the SLFP.

    Ranil failed to even squiek up with his increasingly silent voice on issues such as the Weliveriya killings, the attacks on Muslims, the murder of a British tourist and the rape of his girl friend. He says nothing when UNP members are crossing over to the government side. He is absolutely silent on the recent gun fight between his own party faithful.

    Ranil, I tell you to get out and stay out of Sri Lankan politics.

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    This is news ?

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    Ranil’s coteries are all gay and happy.

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