Thundering speech by Wimal Weerawanse – reply to Ranil’s and PaCha Ranawake’s bogus corruption allegations
Posted on February 19th, 2015

‘මහින්ද’ නමක් නොවෙයි ‘රටක්’ … විමල් නුගේගොඩ ජන ගඟ ඇමතු විඩියෝව මෙන්න..

හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එන මැතිවරණයේදී අගමැති අපේක්‍ෂකත්වය බාරගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් ඊයේ නුගේගොඩදී පැවති ජනරැුළියේදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා විසින් සිදු කරනු ලැබු කතාව

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8 Responses to “Thundering speech by Wimal Weerawanse – reply to Ranil’s and PaCha Ranawake’s bogus corruption allegations”

  1. SA Kumar Says:

    Neither the SLFP nor the UPFA has really lost. They still have the majority in Parliament as anyone could see. I will never disregard people’s hopes and aspiration.

    Well said !!!

    but We have UNP Government now in Mother Lanka !

    only God know this logic !!! Thalaya suththuthu (My head is spinning) .

  2. Christie Says:

    Namaste: We have not seen the real agenda of Indian imperialists. Will there be bloodshed among the Sinhalese as Indian imperialists have managed to divide the Sinhalese to two extremes. The so called Sinhala Buddists the Socialists and the other Sinhalese the Sinhala Christians, Hard core UNP members Sinhala Muslims and a section of the Sinhala Buddhists are the Capitalists. The Indian colonial parasites are with the Capitalists. Indian imperialists are behind the Indian colonial parasites . Will Indian imperialists be able to bring in Middle East situation to India. My advise is let all non Indians unite and stand up to India. Then as Rama did India will take her Sita.

  3. Christie Says:

    error Middle East situation to Sri Lanka not India. We should do our best to dismantle the British made Indian Union. Jai Hind

  4. SA Kumar Says:

    look like RW’s prime minister job will end in 100 days of new illegal UNP Government soon he will need to go back his old lift time job opposition leader .

    I start to image how MS & MR will work together after 100 days. Now I can understand why Basil want only 90 days sick leave from parliament.

  5. SA Kumar Says:

    sorry – old life time job ( must go to guinness book of records )

  6. Indrajith Says:

    There is no other leader to match Mahinda
    An interview with Dinesh Gunawardena
    February 19, 2015, 12:00 pm

    “President Sirisena’s political career has been in the SLFP except for the past few months. If you give him the benefit of the doubt, he is an SLFP thinking man. He has taken over the presidency of the SLFP and he has a moral commitment to that party now.”

    MEP parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardene was one of four party leaders who organised the meeting in Nugegoda last Wednesday with a view to bringing Mahinda Rajapaksa back into politics. That meeting drew a crowd never before seen at a political meeting held in Nugegoda despite the fact that Mahinda Rajapaksa was not scheduled to appear on the stage. In this interview, Gunawardene speaks to C.A.Chandraprema on why Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only viable prime ministerial candidate for the UPFA at the next parliamentary election.*

    Q. President Maithripala Sirisena himself has characterised the attempt that you and three other UPFA coalition leaders are making to bring Mahinda Rajapaksa back into politics as an attempt to split the SLFP. How would you respond to that?

    A. The fact that Mahinda Rajapaksa got 5.8 million votes cannot be forgotten by any realistic politician. Those votes were cast in Mahinda’s favour against Maithripala Sirsena and the UNP. So there is a political division whether one likes it or not. Mahinda Rajapaksa remains the most popular political leader in the country today. The people who were with the UPFA are with Mahinda Rajapaksa and he is still the leader of the patriotic and progressive forces.

    Q. Usually when a political leader is defeated, he is shunned by the public and it takes years for him to recover. But, this time around things seem to be different.

    A. Mahinda Rajapaksa brought an end to terrorism which four previous presidents failed to do. That is a matter that people cannot forget. President Sirisena’s partners today laughed at the war even when it was reaching the final days.

    Under Mahinda’s rule economic development also was given a new impetus. Despite criticism from certain quarters, there was genuine growth in the country and living standards improved. He also was the leader of the common man and he brought tremendous change to the lives of the rural folk. He stood up to the international powers in the defence of the motherland. It is etched in the people’s mind that there is no other leader to match Mahinda. Thousands of people go to see him in his village daily – a phenomenon that has never occurred before.

    Q. Champika Ranawaka was saying that this unending stream of visitors to Tangalle and Medamulana is organised by the racketeers who benefitted from the Rajapaksa regime and that they provide buses for people to go and see Mahinda and that there is ‘organised weeping’ there.

    A. Those are petty minded remarks. People have to travel obviously by bus and van. This is not organised by anybody. People in the villages organise pilgrimages on their own and they have been going to see Mahinda in the same way. I have seen a similar phenomenon of people going to see a defeated leader – though certainly not on the same scale – when Mrs Bandaranaike lost in 1977 and again in 1981 when she lost her civic rights.

    Q. The unmentioned factor appears to be that Mahinda clearly won the majority of the Sinhala vote whereas president Sirisena was elected on the margin provided by Tamil and Muslim votes. The majority of the Sinhala people still consider Mahinda their leader. That seems to be a factor that nobody is talking about openly but is nevertheless a patent reality.

    A. Yes, Mahinda is the most popular political figure if you take out the votes of the north and east.

    Q. President Maithripala Sirisena as the leader of the SLFP, will have to think of some way to win the parliamentary election which is due in a few months or he will be held responsible for the SLFP’s defeat.

    A. President Sirisena’s political career has been in the SLFP except for the past few months. If you give him the benefit of the doubt, he is an SLFP thinking man. He has taken over the presidency of the SLFP and he has a moral commitment to that party now. The majority of the opposition does not want to go in for a political coalition with the UNP. This is a deep political difference. You can’t just say overnight. We are now united, forget everything else. Things just don’t happen that way. If the president dissolves parliament in April as has been promised, he will have to work with the SLFP and the UPFA to get a comfortable majority in parliament. The UPFA has more than double the number of MPs as the UNP. If you take Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vote, the trend is very clear.

    The country is now committed to the abolition of the executive presidency. So the prime minister will be in a strong position if we go through with the constitutional amendments. If they don’t make the amendments, people will further reject them for giving false promises. SLFPers all over the country want Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to politics.

    Q. If by some chance president Sirisena did not make Mahinda the prime ministerial candidate, what would the prospects of the UPFA be?

    A. I don’t think a decision on that matter will be made in haste because Mahinda remains the most popular leader of the UPFA. All over the country there is only one cry – Mahinda must come back. Mahinda has not uttered a word against the UPFA or disassociated himself from the SLFP. People are asking Mahinda to lead the UPFA at the parliamentary election.

    Q. If we look at the pledges made by the new government, we are hearing less and less about the abolition of the executive presidency. Now the only talk is about removing some of the powers of that position.

    A. They are now well behind the schedule given in their 100 day programme of action. They have put out discussion papers on which no serious discussion has started as yet. There are issues among the parties in the government. They have been preoccupied with flexing their muscles as for example by getting rid of the chief justice the wrong way. That happens to governments that don’t have a proper vision. It is said that you can win an election but to manage thereafter is the real challenge. They have won giving various promises but thereafter what? There is only about 60 days left to complete their programme. Making constitutional amendments is not something that can be done overnight.

    Q. The current parliament can sit for another two years. But we have been hearing people saying that the next election as well will be held under the current proportional representation/preference vote system because there isn’t enough time to change the electoral system. In fact the new government put electoral reform on the back burner from the very first week after the presidential election.

    A. Before the election we heard a lot about electoral reform and people were saying that the Dinesh Gunawardena Select Committee report will be implemented. But after the election they have deviated from that vision. Now, they are apparently saying that the proportional representation system should be retained because even, it would be the best option for the UNP and all its partners. Only the TNA is not worried about changing the electoral system. Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, the former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, and the former CJ Sarath N Silva all pledged that electoral reform would be the first step that they would take. It’s sad that when people come into power they think only of their narrow interests.

    Q. Though it is said that Maithripala Sirisena did not get many Sinhala votes, he himself came on TV and pointed out that in places like Maharagama and Kaduwela which the UPFA used to win with huge margins, the gap between the UPFA and the rest had narrowed to next to nothing. So Sirisena did get a lot of Sinhala votes even though Mahinda Rajapaksa got still more. Why was the gap so narrow in your view?

    A. There has definitely been a drop in the UPFA vote. But you must remember that the UPFA was contesting alone against everybody else – the UNP, TNA, the Muslim parties, the JHU all combined. Despite this, if you do an electorate by electorate analysis, the vote has very clearly not been with Sirisena.

    Q. In your view, will the margin of the UPFA increase or decrease at the next parliamentary election?

    A. It will increase because of a factor that is not discussed openly. There was an organised effort to destabilise the UPFA from within. Some people deliberately crippled the election campaign of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Posters were not put up on time, canvassing was not done, leaflets were not distributed. The culprits are now known.

    There was an internal conspiracy against him by certain individuals. That factor will be absent at the next parliamentary election.

    Q. Both before and after the elections, various allegations of corruption and wrongdoing were made against Mahinda Rajapaksa. Do you think this would have made a permanent dent on his support base?

    A. Various allegations were made even against Mrs Bandaranaike, Hector Kobbekaduwa and others. But the people did not abandon those leaders. Already most of the allegations against Mahinda Rajapaksa have been found to be baseless and they have boomeranged on the government. There was a good analysis by Mr S.Piyasena which said that after elections all governments have been accused of corruption but the veracity of those allegations were never proved.

  7. Sarath W Says:

    How can MY3 say that the UPLF leaders are trying to divide the SLFP by trying to bring MR into politics? Is he not the traitor of SLFP who took the US$s to back stab Mahinda and divided the SLFP? Does he think every Sri Lankan is as stupid and selfish like him?. Do not let this puppet of Ranil, Chandrika, India, UK and USA fool us anymore.

  8. ranjit Says:

    Well said Sarath!!!!! Already the whole world have realized that we Sri Lankans have made a mistake by bringing a puppet like MY3 as the President of Sri Lanka. He hasn’t any experience,No proper education and do not have charisma or guts to fight for the rights of Sinhala Buddhists who are the majority in our country.

    He hasn’t any MAITRI in his heart.He too same like the evil double Ranil & Chandrika who has taken the power back not only to take revenge from Mahinda but to hand over the country to Tamils & Muslims without a fight. He have signed deals with all our enemies including America and India and now he cannot escape from their evil trap and stay in the Presidency as a puppet on a string. If he want’s to do something worthwhile to his Motherland he should do is to bring back Mahinda as the Prime Minister and work together for the betterment of the country without going against him or harass him and take revenge. MY3 was the traitor to the S.L.F.P. party not Mahinda. He is the one who left and joined with the coup leaders who were financed by American & Diaspora.It’s the plain truth. He allowed Ranil to give appointments to LTTE sympathizers to high posts in the Govt. He gave the Police Ministry to the very same man who was responsible for killing our heroes during the war. He allowed Ranil to appoint Mud & Lies director AWAMANGALAYA as Foreign Minister. He allowed Ranil to appoint all the Ministries to his UNP party. So MY3 cannot be trusted as S.L.F.P.president for a moment even. We should ask him to take a decision whether he stays with the S.L.F.P as a trusted leader or he will work and support the UNP to come to power in the next General election.

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