SLRC offers channel for live debate

  • 10 Nov 2005 23:03:19 GMT

    This is not an contest to test the ability to speak @@@@@@ and convince any sensible person to make a decision to vote. If it is in English the Royal College man will get the medal. If it were to be Sinhalese the South man should get and with all his teaching/talking experiences.


    At least be honest if not the other skills. SOLVE THE BURNING PROBLEM- COST OF LIVING FIRST AND THEN THE OTHER PROBLEMS. Stop the wastage - see the number of nice bungalows that have come up in the villages by the soldiers fighting for the country. CORRUPTION AT ALL LEVELS IN THE ARMY. Special permit issuing division of the army units may be asked to declare the assets of their FAMILY. Even if the Election Commissioner look the other side WHY CANNOT THESE TWO GENTLEMEN MAKE A SELF DECLARATION OF THEIR ASSETS AT LEAST IN THE STATE RUPAVAHINI. Please for heaven sake if you promise any subsidy work out the total cost involved and tell up as to from you will find the money and how you will bridge the BUDGET. No lies please.

  • 10 Nov 2005 23:36:51 GMT

    The survey says TV debate is not suitable. People like to see it live. If you go for a TV station then dont select Swarnawahini Ever

  • 10 Nov 2005 23:48:03 GMT

    This should not be taken as a CHALLENGE by neither candidate.

    This should be considered by both contenders as an ideal opportunity to present their election pledges to the entire Nation.

    They must not sling mud at each other and take the occasion to be HONEST & STRAIGHT FORWARD.

    The candidates must specifically INFORM the country of their intentions in solving the terrorist activities by the ltte, how to improve the security country, how to manage the economy, how to raise the living standards of the ordinary Sri Lankan as well etc. etc....

    If they take a few minutes during this televised debate to present the country of their assets and their state of health, it will be an added asset to their chances of winning the Presidential race.....

  • 11 Nov 2005 00:05:29 GMT ... haha... I`m sure he must be getting a lot of spam...

    I think the coverage of the debate should be open to all TV stations to telecast live, simultaneously.

  • 11 Nov 2005 01:00:52 GMT

    These are all gimmicks. What ever these candidates want to thrash out at each other they have to do it by 14th November the latest. Otherwise someone will take the matter to court for violation of election laws. As things are it does not seem such a debate will take place. Now what seems is that there are pre debate discussions and rules and various things that are being purpoted to be regularised. By the time all that is done the perahera would have gone! Both these candidates know that. They are once again hoodwinking the foolish voters of SL. Lankawe chandadayaka booruwanta jayaweva!

  • 11 Nov 2005 02:20:49 GMT

    In UK, the two prospective Tory candidates, David Davis and David Cameron have recently taken part on a debate on `Women`s Hour`. The debate was mainly on their policies, but perhaps to make the things live one question aimed at them was about their personal choice of underwears.

    One has replied he wears briefs and the other has replied he wears boxers.

    If the same question to be put to our local candidates the answers would be as follows:

    Ranil Wickremasinghe: Calvin Klein briefs imported from US

    Mahinda Rajapakse: AMUDES (made locally)

  • 11 Nov 2005 03:37:09 GMT

    ^^^^dry joke mate ...

    anyways are they showing this on the net ??

  • 11 Nov 2005 04:23:38 GMT

    The name of the `story` is Kopikade. Ranil is doing Gajan lamaya`s part!!


  • 11 Nov 2005 04:31:59 GMT


    Yes the name of the show is Kopikade. Mahinda too is playing the role of Polee Mudalali.

  • 11 Nov 2005 04:38:59 GMT

    Oh I see,

    I thought he is playing Kurun Gurun.


    CBK must be Dayawathie!!!