We won`t support Govt: Ranil

  • 28 May 2007 06:40:57 GMT

    GP Ranil, Have you ever supported any government in power??

    What you have been doing was, opposing, opposing & opposing. Your being as Opp Leader is a waste.

    Retire now and leave the palce to abtter one.

    [Mr. Wickremesinghe said the nation was being destroyed by the Rajapaksa brothers on one side and the LTTE on the other. `Why should we support the Rajapaksa brothers??]

    Does that mean you support LTTE? Yes its true, the back boneless, impotent BULL that never eat grass and that never breeds his kind.

    ..____

  • 28 May 2007 07:16:45 GMT

    Whilst `RW Bashing` is a cult or a hobby of, is there any truth or justification in what he had said, Viz `Country being destroyed by the LTTE on one side & the Rajapakse brothers on the other?`

  • 28 May 2007 08:58:47 GMT

    Gamiya

    [TRAITOR RANIL,

    You won`t support Govt.!! That`s fine. We don`t need your support.]

    Gamiya,

    Are you the government?

    If you don`t need his support why so bothered when Ranil says he doesn`t support.

  • 28 May 2007 09:11:47 GMT

    Gamiya,

    Do not mis understand. Most of the government supporters and the ones in oposition do hate Ranil for his inefficiencies.

    But please do not use it to pamper Chinthana Raja. He is a worse hooligan. But undoubtedly efficient.

    Chinthana Raja could have taken 6 years to distroy the country but he has done it in just 1 and half years.

  • 28 May 2007 12:20:50 GMT

    [Are you the government? ]

    NO he is inside the RajaPASSA. Once in a while he comes out to LNP and starts barking like a mad dog.

    Finally RW has said something that makes sence. However, its because of RW that this braindead SWINE - Mahinda RajaPASSA, is holding on to power. If someone like Lalith or Preme or Gamini or Ranjan was alive.... I can at least dream right? :)

  • 28 May 2007 12:47:03 GMT

    For anizam and pera

    [`This economy is good only for the arms dealers`

    Ranjan Ramanayake

    Popular film actor Ranjan Ramanayake last week came out strongly in support of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and charged that President Mahinda Rajapakse was leading the country towards disaster. Following are excerpts of an interview he gave The Sunday Leader:

    By Ranee Mohamed

    Q: There is much talk these days about you entering politics...

    A: I entered the political arena about 15 years ago. When I made the film Parliament Jokes. I have been active in politics, ridiculing, down-sizing and exposing both the politicians and their activities through my films and in interviews with the media. Today I feel that the time has come for me to speak out. I think it was Martin Luther King who said that it is not thieves, robbers and rapists who do irreparable harm to society, but good men who remain silent. I do not say that I am good, but I say with certainty that I will not remain silent.

    I am being urged to take up politics by the people of Negombo, Katana, and elsewhere. I have always worked towards the well-being of the common man, especially those in the Middle East. I have agitated against the problems of our housemaids and those who have had their heads severed in the Middle East. I am not involved in saving housemaids and migrants with a motive. It is not a business venture.

    It is natural for me to enter the political arena and it will happen soon. I want to go into parliament and clear that cesspit. I will take the learned into parliament somehow, and clean the mess in there.

    Today all the rouges are being marketed as politicians. They have no love for the country. These kudu karayas (drug dealers) and fake doctors must not be allowed to enter parliament. A politician ought to be like the sun, which does not limit its rays to a few people. He ought to light up the lives of all people alike.

    I am not waging a war against society, but I think it is my duty, my right, to point out the rot in our society. I can also join the stooges and say that all is well in Sri Lanka, that the cost of living is at its lowest and that every Sri Lankan has an annual income of US $10,000 a year. I want to speak the truth for fear that if I utter lies and not be honest to myself and to my country, I will be born a wolf, a pig or a fox in my next birth. By pointing out the rot, I may get threats, but I can sleep better.

    Q: What is your view of the JVP?

    A: I have nothing against the JVP. I am a floating vote. If Mother Theresa joined the JVP then I may have been a JVPer. If Lee Kuan Yew or Mahathir Mohamed headed the UNP, then I am a UNPer.

    But when I study the past of the JVP, I cannot help but say that the JVP has always played a double game. They `jack` themselves onto any government and then get the credit only for the good things that come out during that reign. They begin to unashamedly brag, `We brought them to power.` They also tell us fairy tales that they do not want salaries, do not want vehicles. Then, how do they live? How do they eat? What on earth is their interest?

    I fearlessly say that the JVPers accept everything on the sly. But there is no account of what they get. They have this astounding capability of getting `marks` only for the good things that happen in government to which they have `plugged` themselves in. All the bad things that happen are the fault of the other party.

    Q: Then are you a supporter of Ranil Wickremesinghe?

    A: I am not hypnotised when it comes to Ranil Wickremesinghe. We do not know whether power will make him a bad man, but down the years, we have only seen honesty in him.

    Ranil Wickremesinghe is certainly not a rogue, at least so far he has never been. He has not pursued personal vendettas.

    One thing is for certain though, that his `brotherly love` is not blind to make his brother a big businessman. He is not engaged in `nourishing` his brothers. Ranil Wickremesinghe`s brother`s TV station, TNL, is the poorest in the country. He certainly never had any great plans for his relatives by ruling this country.

    Some people say that Ranil Wickremesinghe cannot be marketed. But I say that he is the most marketable commodity around. For everything that happens, it has happened during the time of Ranil Wickremesinghe`s ceasefire agreement.

    If there are floods, then Ranil Wickremesinghe has planned it; if a submarine goes under our waters, then it is surely the work of Ranil Wickremesinghe; if a cyclone hits us and takes away the roofs of the poor, then it is surely a conspiracy by Ranil Wickremesinghe. The tsunami too is the work of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    Actually, though people do not realise it, Ranil Wickremesinghe is like Siddhalepa - the cure for all ills. He is the political Panadol!

    What we must realise is that it is only a dog with guts, a dog that guards and a dog that is a threat that is always kicked. No one kicks a dead dog.

    Some say that they are not frightened of Ranil Wickremesinghe. But I say that many fear him. Many are jealous of his command of the English language, his vision, and his debating skills. It is strange but many politicians have expressed Ranil Wickremesinghe`s views and thinking, yet they go about bashing him. This situation is akin to using the telephone to tear Alexander Graham Bell apart for inventing this instrument.

    I also wish to point out there are `international rogues` around Ranil Wickremesinghe too and I want to help identify them, and flush them out of the system.

    Today, we are in a strange situation, though we are ruled by a dictator like Mahinda Rajapakse, it is Ranil Wickremesinghe who is blamed for everything that happens in the country. Be it the breakdown of our infrastructure, the broken roads, and the stalled development - Ranil is blamed for all these shortcomings, and not the President.

    ]

  • 28 May 2007 12:47:57 GMT

    [Q: Is there media freedom in Sri Lanka?

    A: I really do not know why journalists such as Lasantha, Sonali and Sharanga are doing what they are doing. They are risking so much. There are only a handful of journalists today who see things as they actually are, and it is only this handful who are brave enough to write about what is truly happening, irrespective of the consequences. I admire Sirasa too for their stance and their ability to see things as they really are. It is only Lasantha and Sirasa that have not wavered.

    Why is Lasantha doing what he is doing? He can have four Prados if he went with the flow. But no, he will be alone in his task. He is different, he is not frightened of the threats and the hostility around him. There is no police protection. If anything happens to such fearless journalists maybe some people will appear at Lipton Circus with some placards for a few days, and thereafter the matter will be swept under the carpet and be forgotten.

    However, I must say that today, there are thousands who silently appreciate this honest journalist. The country admires him for not joining the horde of media persons in their late 50s and 60s, who are scared to write anything against the government, lest they lose all their benefits. These people prefer to go with the flow, otherwise they will lose funds, vehicles and all the benefits that they now enjoy. Their children will have to leave the universities in London.

    How then can these people practise good journalism? How can they write the truth?

    I have to say that if Ranil Wickremesinghe became the president on November 17, 2005, then all these people will be on his side today. These wavulas rush to the tree with the pani waraka.

    It disgusts me to say that it is only ITN and Rupavahini that can be viewed in the outskirts. People in the interior of many areas like Kurunegala, Matara and Deniyaya are able to only view these stations. This is a planned effort by the government. It is called divide and rule. The other channels and The Sunday Leader - who portray the real situation are accessible only in Colombo. Thus politically, it is only the people in Colombo who always make the correct choice.

    Last week I watched the Last King Of Scotland. It effectively portrays the ruling of a country with the use of thuggery, rape and violence. I saw mediamen being kicked and beaten. There were journalists during the time of Pol Pot, Mussolini, Hitler and Idi Amin; many of them toed the line, but a handful wrote the truth, but they remained in hiding.

    I read somewhere that a true artiste must be in the opposition. But I understand that it is not every artiste who can be a radical. After all, there are bills to pay, a wife and children to feed. I have no wife or children who could be taken as ransom. I have no parents, I have no brothers; my sister has her own family. If I am killed, other than for my fans, there is no one to cry for me. Death is not a big deal for me and I am not scared to die.

    In Sri Lanka today, we get to see and hear many complexities uttered by politicians. For example, on the first day of the month, a politician will say that we are heading towards a positive economy, that our Treasury is full and the Secretary P.B. Jayasundera is a great man.

    Then on the 15th of that same month this same politician will contradict it by saying that P.B. Jayasundera is not that good, that we are going minus and that investors are backing out.

    We certainly are hearing many contradictions today.

    Journalists have a responsibility towards the people. Mahinda Rajapakse is just one individual, so are Ranil Wickremesinghe and Somawansa Amarasinghe.

    Q: What about the conflict in the north and the east. What is your view of the ongoing hostility?

    A: If we have the same blood, a heart, kidneys and all the other organs, then why should there be a difference? As a man on the middle path I think that I have to bring in Bertrand Russel to our situation and agree with him when he said that it certainly is racism, religion and languages that have created this problem.

    The war is destroying us all. We have to get together, divide our resources, go towards the future and live in harmony as human beings.

    Earlier they said that Ranil Wickremesinghe is a Tiger, that he met the Tigers. Now we hear that someone is in possession of a video tape of Basil Rajapakse handing over Rs.200 million to the Tigers.

    Today, two small airplanes, each costing approximately Rs.500,000 have resulted in the closure of our airport. Only two airports close at 10 p.m. for all flights - that is the Baghdad Airport in Iraq and the Katunayake International Airport in Sri Lanka.

    At present there are many people instigating the President to wage war. These people get a big thrill and big money from this war. Only the arms dealers will benefit from the war. I watched a film recently where some arms dealers, watching a peace accord being signed, shot at the television screen. Such is their quest to make war, and money.

    Now there is talk about getting hi-tech MiG 29 fighter aircraft. Who will pay for these in the long run? It is the poor man`s sugar, dhal, flour and of course petrol that will take the toll. Besides, how many will make money from this deal?

    This is a government under which 75% of the tsunami money was stolen. This was money meant for those mourning - money meant for people who paid the supreme price. Today there is a court case in Athens, Greece, over the non-issue of receipts for 20 million Euros. They say there is no transparency here.

    Can a Third World country like Sri Lanka afford to continue this war? Only the arms dealers are getting richer and the economy is in ruins.

    Q: What is the need of the hour?

    A: According to old books there is hope about a Prince called Piyasena Kumaraya, born in the 1960s, who will save this land. Look around us, there is so much violence. People are being killed everywhere, entire families are being massacred, yet there are churches, temples, mosques and kovils all over the country.

    Killing has become a regular occurrence. There has been a historical trend for leaders to be killers. Take King Ajasatha, King Kasyapa, Napoleon Bonaparte, Maha Ashok, King Alexander, Julius Caesar.

    The need of the hour is to change that trend. What we need is a radical character who respects all religions and loves all. His love for all ought to be strong enough to change the world we live in.

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  • 28 May 2007 13:48:53 GMT

    SWRD - thanks for that article. I didnt see it. THere are a few things i agree with him and there are a few things i totally disagree with him for example...

    [Some people say that Ranil Wickremesinghe cannot be marketed. But I say that he is the most marketable commodity around. For everything that happens, it has happened during the time of Ranil Wickremesinghe`s ceasefire agreement. ]

    I DISagree 109% with this. Its a PROVEN FACT that RW cant be marketted. he has lost 14 odd elections. He is a power hungry jerk who is clinging on to the leader ship of the party and taking it down with him.

    [If there are floods, then Ranil Wickremesinghe has planned it; if a submarine goes under our waters, then it is surely the work of Ranil Wickremesinghe; if a cyclone hits us and takes away the roofs of the poor, then it is surely a conspiracy by Ranil Wickremesinghe. The tsunami too is the work of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. ]

    Agree 109% with this. Everything that goes wrong is his fault. Everything - the flood, the drought, COL, world hunger, the fact that Gamiya is eating MRs POOP, Pera Losing his `innocence` - everything is RWs fault!! :) :)

  • 28 May 2007 13:50:51 GMT

    [Last week I watched the Last King Of Scotland. It effectively portrays the ruling of a country with the use of thuggery, rape and violence. I saw mediamen being kicked and beaten. There were journalists during the time of Pol Pot, Mussolini, Hitler and Idi Amin; many of them toed the line, but a handful wrote the truth, but they remained in hiding. ]

    Ha!!!!! Finally someone took my advise!! :)

  • 28 May 2007 14:33:22 GMT

    //Repeat