It was a miserable show Hemasiri

  • 28 Aug 2008 02:25:21 GMT

    So Rajapakse and family`s visit to Olympics, did not help. Now he is planning yet another expensive family trip to New York to address the UN and perhaps visit Fidel Castro, Hugo Charvez etc. Yes the entire international community is `waiting`.

    There is lot of talent in Rural Sri Lanka but no government, UNP or SLFP, has given adequate opportunities and facilities. The other day, the local TV was showing the cricket facilities in a Rural SL school. No sport shoes, proper guards/pads etc. and the ground is like a dried up paddy field.

    Instead of these political jokers wasting valuable funds, earned by the poor people like house maids, on foreign visits and families staying in hotels like Carlton Ritz,Waldoff Astoria, they should spend that money on rural development.

    Some govt. supporters from USA, living as second class people there, keeps on writing abusive type letters without substance.

    Before they write about corruption, such people should visit SL now and see the massive ongoing corruption in the country. Recently LG published a lengthy article about Bogollagama,indicating how he and his family spent valuable foreign exchange on many foreign trips.....pl read before writing about corruption.....

  • 28 Aug 2008 08:22:51 GMT

    [Hemasiri Fernando, President, National Olympic Committee, said that nothing better could have been expected from the Sri Lanka team at the Beijing Olympics, as they had failed miserably in regional and Asian championships in the lead up to the mega event.]

    Should blame yourself! You people made a free trip at the tax payers expense and now complaining?

  • 28 Aug 2008 20:51:44 GMT

    [ fellow`s who have not touched a sport even in grade school are the big-wigs in the IOC and the NOC`s the world over.... ]

    Unfortunately it is happening in Sri Lanka only under current junta leadership. There is no policy or system governing, but the political favoritism down rooted like cancer in our social and economical system!

  • 29 Aug 2008 04:48:01 GMT

    Even Ethiopia and Somalia have done better than Sri Lanka at the Olympics!

  • 29 Aug 2008 04:51:25 GMT

    Hello Hemasiri !!!

    If you were aware of SL being nowhere.......

    Why did you permit them to participate ?????

    For the glory of it ?

    For what length of time you have been in similar position

    yet remained a puppet.

    Horse did the bolt and now you are trying to close the gate to justify.

    You should be cricified first.

    SL does not need also rans but athletes who are cable of equaling or breaking existing olympic records at the next games.

    select promising athletes and arrange them to go to China to stay in Chinese homes pursue their education and training as well for minimum of (08) years. In such men and women the GOSL must invest and such is the commitment that are required from sportsmen who want to experience the ultimate glory.

    There is no easy path.

    Future....... not the immediate present.

    Plan now for the 2016 Olympics.

  • 29 Aug 2008 05:00:05 GMT

    When Gian Gomez propel Rathnayaka for a boxing gold with advertisments

    and

    Acknowledge his daughters achievements for syncronize

    swiming by representing SL and being placed 06th out of 06th in countrywide show recognizing sports men & women of past & present in Sri Lanka,

    Hemasiri fernando should have known better what to expect and what was to come...

    Yet, you went through it........

    There is no point you making lofty statement now as you Hemasiri Fernando, you have failed the Country.

    The buck starts with you President Fernando.

    What have you done to put the house right ???

    Get back home to that arm chair and handover the position to someone who is capable..........

    Lokuges will come and go, it is the people in your position who need to take the unsavoury decision to protect the pride of the country.... you have failed.

  • 29 Aug 2008 06:00:24 GMT

    I can still see those bill board saying `going for gold anurutha ratnayake` who is this anurautha ratnayke is he related to any politician why was he given so popularity and placed for going for gold in olymbig? he was knocked out in premilinary round knowing this why did they sped a lot for his promotion in advertisment for gold same for that girl form kandy she was given much popularity in media but she too failed in the first round

  • 29 Aug 2008 08:44:54 GMT

    I sometimes think gamiya is correct. Now SLFP in power. Show faithfulness to them till they are in power,and change appropriately and according to election results. If I can get the chances who cares what happen to the country?

  • 31 Aug 2008 10:51:21 GMT

    Now, Dallas and other media barkers will claim,,,,

    vote for the ruling party in all coming elections,,, so, we can win and get some medals in next olympics...... (I beleive a good campaign theme to fool out our ignorant public)

  • 2 Sep 2008 02:41:27 GMT

    [I sometimes think gamiya is correct. Now SLFP in power. Show faithfulness to them till they are in power,and change appropriately and according to election results.]

    Hey Goo-Choo,

    I`m don`t change colours like a chamelion.

    Ape Pata Nila!.....Api Naa Kalabala!

    But, if there is a UNP Govt. in the future, (highly unlikely with Traitor Ranil as UNP leader) we will support any good done by the UNP and oppose the bad. We will not oppose each and every good thing done by a government. This is what Goo-choo, Anus-am, RaiGONA, Traitor Ranil and Ravi Karunanayake does...No wonder they can never come in to power!

    Remember in 2001, Mahinda never opposed the CFA eventhough there was alot of bad in it. Mahinda wanted to give it a chance for the sake of peace. It was Mangala,CBK and the JVP that were opposed to the CFA in 2001. Not Mahinda....Infact, Mahinda told us very clearly not to attack the CFA during Mahinda`s `Virodhaya` campaigns organised when Mahinda was opposition leader and Traitor Ranil was PM.......Mahinda did his politics without attacking the CFA....

    But today, Traitor Ranil`s best friends (JVP, Mangala and CBK) are the very people who whelmently opposed the 2001 CFA and orchestrated to topple the 2001 Traior Ranil administration.