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`If scared don`t publish a single word of my speech` Ranil says, blasting Gotabhaya

(LeN-2007 April 22, 6.00pm) Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe charges that president Mahinda Rajapakse threw away the opportunity which he had to present a solution that is accepted by all ethnicities and a one that protects the country.

Addressing the media at the launch of the United national party`s new website www.unp.lk he said the president has established a Madamulana Chinthana instead of a National Chinthana.

Wickremesinghe said if journalists are scared to publish certain details, not to publish a single word from his speech.

The opposition leader invited anyone who wants to contribute to the website to do so adding that it was not restricted to UNP supporters and members, therefore all those who are against corruption and fraud and against the current dictatorship. He said in an era when editors and journalists are restricted and threatened from writing accurate details and articles with facts, the website is opened for anyone to publish accurate information.

The leader of the UNP is of the view that even if the country is sitting for peace talks, the country?s military power should be strengthened and it why that he proposed Janaka Perera who is a balanced retired military officer. He said Sri Lanka once became the world champions because we had talented players like, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas and Muththai Muralitharan and questioned whether the out come would be the same if Chaminda Vaas was replaced with Sachin Vaas.

Wickremesinghe questioned defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse what his answer is to the Katunayake attack, since he said he would claim the responsibility for the security of the Air Port, adding that Gotabhaya should resign from the post.

He said the defense secretary had published a reply to the accusations made by Sripathy and Mangala regarding the MIG 27 deals which said that the security forces were not faced with a LTTE threat from the Air and that security forces are in need of only air craft that could attack identified targets on land only.

Wickremesinghe said both the defense secretary and the air force commander had agreed on particular matter. The opposition leader said that when the technology is available to carry out air raids to any target, immaterial whether it is in water, land or air. He added that the radar systems should also be upgraded.

The opposition leader said that India has given Sri Lanka over 8 radar systems that could trace air craft and that security force even poses weapons that could attack air craft by a single person. He questioned why no one was sent to India to get adequate training regarding the usage of such equipment and therefore shouldn`t Gotabhaya Rajapakse be held responsible for the attack

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sunawij
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23 Apr 2007 10:20:21 GMT  Report for Abuse   
A simple quest for the forum folks to think out of the box

Some may have seen this before.
= = = = = =
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?
Rapaport
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23 Apr 2007 13:29:42 GMT  Report for Abuse   
An old lady about to die.

The other 2 can be explained the situation after the lady is saved
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