Anura Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka `s famous political dynasty dies at 59

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:02:17 GMT

    My deepest sympathies.

    Even though he failed to do something good to the country,did not make any money.no blood in his hands.

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:05:01 GMT

    Our deepest sympathy and may you attain nibbana.

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:06:25 GMT

    [Anura Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka `s famous political dynasty dies at 59

    Sunday, 16 March 2008 - 9:48 PM SL Time]

    AB, a war criminal who supported his sister to massacre innocent tamil men ,women and children!

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:07:43 GMT

    Regardless of the role he played or didnt play in SL politics - my deepest sympathies. He was given a golden opportunity to serve and leade by being born a bandaranayaka. He could have had a very positive impact on SL - but he didnt or couldnt make use of the opportunity. I guess some people are just not meant to be.

    SL politics will be a little less lively with out anura. May he attain nibbana.

    Saw this very valid comment by a reader on Asian Tribune..

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    Submitted by Raj Gonsalkorale on Sun, 2008-03-16 20:29.

    Sadly, Anura Bandaranaike will be remembered for what he could have been rather than what he was in public life. His rich heritage was a passport to greatness in public life, but somehow, he failed to realise his full potential, instead playing second fiddle to his sister and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. He was accident prone politically in not being able to make judicious decisions, and paid a price on more than one occasison for his mistakes. A man who could have been the President of the country is no more, and with him, possibly the last of the Bandaranaike`s in national politics. For those who knew Anura Bandaranaike as a friend, he was exceedingly generous and warm hearted and a very liberal minded person whose views on many national issues was quite opposite of the official party line. His best days in national politics probably would have been when he was the Leader of the Opposition after A Amirthalingam resigned his seat in Parliament and when the might of J R Jayewardena over shadowed the decimated Opposition after the 1977 election. Anura Bandaranaike was at his best then in Parliament, almost singlehandedly taking on the powerful UNP at the time. A`powerful speaker, who could reduce his adverseries to utter helplessness, Anura Bandaranaike was always a formidable presence in Parliament, perhaps except during the last few years. His stint as the Speaker of the Parliament was also noteworthy and many commended his astute handling of his job, and his sister who was the President at the time. Anura Bandaranaike may not have contributed to public life as his father, mother and sister did, but he too dedicated his life to politics as the rest of his family, and made many sacrifices in public and private life.

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  • 16 Mar 2008 16:14:02 GMT

    Tigress:

    [[ AB, a war criminal who supported his sister to massacre innocent tamil men ,women and children! ]]

    You this life is useless. You understand when you are really old. You are suffering.

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:20:04 GMT

    [You this life is useless. You understand when you are really old. You are suffering.]

    and , you also stop supporting the massacre of Tamils and indiscriminate bombings in Tamil homeland,,

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:20:44 GMT

    Deepest sympathies.

    If Anura had known how to back stab others he would have sidelined others and grabbed power, he must be a decent fellow among todays third class corrupt politicians.

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:24:23 GMT

    [SL politics will be a little less lively with out anura. May he attain nibbana.

    ]

    WOw, AniZam Nana talking about Nibbana.

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:25:28 GMT

    Tigress,

    AB is a war criminal, tamilchelvam is a pigeon.

    Not that fair isn`t it?

  • 16 Mar 2008 16:27:13 GMT

    Good for MR and the country. He is a waste of money and no use for the country.

    I`m happy.