Ranawaka says Castro follows Maithri, Ranil

2016-02-25 04:42:30

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said Cuban leader Fidel Castro seemed to be following the policy of President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, when he extended an invitation to United States’ President Barak Obama to visit Cuba in June.

Addressing a function in Colombo, he said the Cuban leader had come to terms with global realities, and decided to afford a red carpet welcome to the US President.

He said the Cuban leader had taken such an approach after he witnessed the plight that befell the countries such as Brazil, Iran and Argentina after being hostile to the US.

“That is what the Government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is doing.

Otherwise, it is not servitude to the US. Today, Fidel Castro seems to be following the policy of Maithri-Ranil approach in this manner,” he said.

He said the non-aligned foreign policy was always the best.  (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 13

  • Be Fair Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:20

    As a general Citizen of the country I am not a fan of the US either. They will not do good to us but for them selves. So we have to be VERY CAUTIOUS

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:43

    Is Obama also following MS/RW policy?

    Reply : 1       1

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:44

    You are sure you will not join Mahinda again.

    Reply : 1       1

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:48

    Your good friend Gamampilla is talking very bad about you Sir. Why not you call him for a open debate on State Media.

    Reply : 0       2

    Hiran Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:51

    Champika, I sincerely urge you not to make statements that could lead to potential diplomatic debacles among SL, Vatican and Cuba!The reason why the ties between Cuba and the U.S. have improved because of the peace brokerage carried out by the Pope Francis. Thanks

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    onlooker Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:23

    As usual he is talking through his .............

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    SL-Wallah Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:28

    Ranawaka, you must be a fool to have muttered. Castro is far above these jokers that have no pride in what they do, because they are the "yes sir, yes sir, two bags full" to anything that is said by Kerry.

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    vt Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:09

    Hi Pope is not a broker !! mind your language.

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    Nims Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:54

    You are only insulting a great patriotic leader

    Reply : 1       1

    Don Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:11

    Well said .I thought the whole world is following Maithri-Ranil who has got no idea what they are doingDon

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    Rodrigo Thursday, 25 February 2016 16:44

    I checked to see whether Fidel Castro is back as the leader of Cuba, by trying to follow MR.Champika is wrong he is the former leader.

    Reply : 1       1

    DS Thursday, 25 February 2016 22:01

    If this was said by Mervyn Silva, we could have fathomed it. Now our so called educated Ministers are also increasingly becoming jokers

    Reply : 1       1

    eddy Friday, 26 February 2016 09:10

    Take a step back and try to understand the comments you have made. What a Joker.

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