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President who rescued Wimal from death by giving him drinking water is now preparing to give him also a death warrant

Thursday, 26 August 2010 - 2:41 PM SL Time

Minister of housing development and engineering services Wimal Weerawansa who staged a fast unto death in front of the UN Colombo office recently was rescued from death (or was it a face saving exercise for Wimal who could not hold on to his fast or his loud promises?) by President Rajapakse pouring some water into Wimal`s mouth amidst much pomp and fuss. But now it is reported that preparations are under way to issue a timely political `death warrant` to Wimal who was saved from an untimely death from fasting ( or pulling a fast one?)

These preparations came to light at the last Cabinet meeting.

It is reported that Minister Weerawansa had submitted a Cabinet paper two weeks ago regarding his proposal to launch a country wide housing program beginning at village level. The cost of this project is Rs. 5000 million. Weerawansa has also had a media briefing pertaining to this prior to the submission of the Cabinet paper. It is learnt that, even before Weerawansa could open the discussion on his paper, the President has bitterly resented it, according to reports reaching Lanka e news.

The President as the chief of the Cabinet Committee, not only rejected the Minister`s paper, but has also made an insinuating remark at the Minister while asking him not to forward any more Cabinet papers in the future. Further, the President has warned Weerawansa not to present such Cabinet papers without the prior approval of the Treasury.

After the last general elections, the President when appointing the Cabinet, gave step motherly treatment to Weerawansa. He was given the portfolio of Housing development and engineering services. In the past, the urban development authority, an important aspect of this Ministry was included in this portfolio. But, when allocating the Ministry to Weerawansa he divested the Ministry of this division. Now, the urban development authority comes under the purview of the Defense Ministry, the Secretary of which is the President`s brother Gotabaya Rajapakse.

The Colombo city development, Coast conservation and new Trade complex to be built are all under this Authority. Millions and millions of rupees of money is going to be pumped into these projects.

Reportedly, even today Weerawansa is in resentment against the non allocation of the UDA under his Ministry.

In addition, it is the UDA which is preparing the groundwork to launch a development scheme from the sale proceeds collected from the lands which were cleared recently of 66000 families who were residing on them.

It is the general consensus that the Cabinet paper submitted regarding the Rs. 5000 million housing project of Weerawansa is seemingly running counter to the UDA plans and is seen as a threat to them, and this is why the President rejected the Weerawansa Cabinet paper.

Weerawansa`s Ministry had not been able to get any approval from the President on whatever schemes of his, which are apparently militating against the interests of the UDA. On this basis, speculations are rife Weerawansa is fast heading to get his death warrant from the President who earlier gave him life by giving him a little water to drink to Weerawansa to break his failed and futile fast.

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alwaysalion
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 07:43:36 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Sorry about the pic.

Well he,(WW) is used as a puppet.He can only move when the strings are pulled.
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 07:47:39 GMT  Report for Abuse  
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MR is pulling LNP strings:)))))
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 07:49:21 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Mervin, WW, DogClass, Karuna, and few others should be sent on Community Service Orders that means they work directly in community projects not in the Gvt where they misuse power!!
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 08:34:49 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Who would you think will hire their services in the private sector?
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 10:59:28 GMT  Report for Abuse  
AL, the point MR has made is a valid one, don't you think? Unless the proposal is properly costed and affordable, putting cabinet papers for unaffordable schemes is done merely for scoring political ponts for Weerawansa's party.
Further, the President has warned Weerawansa not to present such Cabinet papers without the prior approval of the Treasury.
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 12:08:17 GMT  Report for Abuse  
That's true!
But this guy thought that MR will say yes to anything he submits
as he is the mouth piece for opposition bashing.Guess he will learn
to follow proper procedures now.
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LK Information  26 Aug 2010 16:55:11 GMT  Report for Abuse  
That's true!
But this guy thought that MR will say yes to anything he submits
as he is the mouth piece for opposition bashing.Guess he will learn
to follow proper procedures now


It's not Weerawansa, but LankaENews think like that.
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