A touch of Premadasism

  • 18 Mar 2006 01:55:32 GMT

    Whatever Premadasa`s faults may have been, it was conceded even by his enemies, things were on the move. He was missed by many a tsunami victim who found that the relief and rehabilitation was moving at snail`s pace. If MR could get things moving like in Premadasa times, albeit not in Premadasa ways, he would have made his mark in Sri Lankan history as one of its great leaders

  • 18 Mar 2006 02:42:03 GMT

    It is simply amazing how people praise Prema after he is gone. When he was alive he was accused of killing everyone and their grand mother. Today the value of the man is such that, even his fiercest critics are trying to copy him... We Srilakans are such an ungreatful and foolish lot. We realize the value of a man only when he is gone. No wonder we are in a rut hole...

  • 18 Mar 2006 03:56:49 GMT

    MR following Premadasa`s footsteps???

    Even though Premadasa was from keselwattha, he never uttered filth in public.

    But, our MR bashes people in utter filth, the recent example was the Sunday leader editor.

    The government servants will definitely need a Shock therapy if MR visits them and when they hear all that filth from the President.

  • 18 Mar 2006 05:22:00 GMT

    LULA, some of our senior public servants need such bashing!

    Premadasa is gone, but if his deeds are continued then its good for the country.

    Anizam, let us have a demonstration at Lipton circus urging the government to implement premadasa policies.

  • 18 Mar 2006 09:04:04 GMT


    well said. agree with you 200%

  • 18 Mar 2006 14:40:23 GMT

    All the last few presidents used bad language and spent lot of time holidaying abroad,perhaps waiting for foreign aid.Perhaps MR will do a honest job,only time will tell!

  • 18 Mar 2006 17:01:51 GMT

    Lula, You seem to be very concerned about the editor of sunday leader. He is a well known paid servant of the LTTE. Everything written in his stinking paper is pro LTTE and military secrets detrimental to the security of our motherland.He tried his level best to justify Athurugiriya army safe house raid.

    He is an uncoothed third grade two timer who will sell even his mother for a few pennies.He is a number one traiter who is trying to sell his country. This type of jokers need to be given the worst punishment possible.Only brain washed LTTE sympathisers like Lula will defend them.

  • 18 Mar 2006 17:13:12 GMT


    You are right on the spot. Whatever people said and done to Premadasa, he was the best president Sri lanka had since the executive presidency commenced in 1978. He may have been the cause for the JVP demise but he was a man who did lot for the impoverished by providing shelter and food and those were not repeated by any of the superseding leaders.

  • 18 Mar 2006 17:50:13 GMT


    Looks like another frustrated buffoon has got into the forum.

    Anyway, its good to have some clowns to entertain the members of the forum.

  • 18 Mar 2006 19:27:24 GMT

    Secrets of success - One of the secrets of success of President Premadasa?s style of administration in getting the work done speedily is the weekly Heads of Department Conferences held attended by the heads of departments or corporations and their second in command at which progress of work on hand is revived and reasons given for any delays at which point the solution is given instantly. He also had the knack of picking the right man for the right job. He recognizes hardwork and did not fail to reward such officers. Of course if you rub him on the wrong side, he could be a bad enemy. One thing everyone around him learnt was that he is a good friend and a bad enemy.

    With his knack of picking the right man for the right job, when he assumed duties as Minister in 1977 the first thing Premadasa looked into is building a team of capable officers and deliberately picked on Mr. R. Paskaralingam and K. H. J. Wijeyadasa who were then relegated to the `Siberia` of Public Administration being branded as SLFP sympathizers. Mr. Sirisena Cooray was the president?s man for all occasions. As time went on he also picked on several other officials like Bradman Weerakoon, Susil Siriwardhana, Anton Alwis, Ajantha Wijesena, A. J. Ranasinghe, Felix Balasuriya, Late Christy Cooray, W. D. Ailapperuma Ariyadasa and Dayaratne together with professionals, engineers, architects, town planners and academics to carry his pro peoples programmes and projects forward.

    Premadasa would not take official reports for granted but had his own investigative team to do an independent survey to ascertain whether the report was factal. This made all officials make sure to present a realistic picture. This attitude of his also earned him a bad name as being vindictive. But he always maintained he has a job of work to do on behalf of the people.