Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara was sworn in as the Minister of Law and Order before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.
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Comments - 83
Lekam Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:29 AM
Congratulations Sir. ! He is one of the few real gentleman in present cabinet.
KM Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:33 AM
a gentleman is not the criteria needed for this position. it needed a disciplined man who knows how to command respect from his subordinates, who knows how to instill discipline in them, follow the rules. The gentleman will get a laugh from the police
RealSaman Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:38 AM
Welcome to the party pal!
Scooby Doo Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:02 PM
No more hopes. RW
Mandy Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:10 PM
We do not need gentlemen - we need people who can do a good and efficiant job.
rew Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:03 PM
SL is cursed with Jokers like the two in charge of our affairs at present.
Saman Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:30 AM
Ranil must go home.Maithree and Ranil have destroyed the whole country.Sarath Fonseka is the best and efficent person for this post. Ranjith Madduma Bandara is a puppet.Bad luck for our motherland.
max Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:23 AM
Saman, do you think Law and Order is grilling the opponents?
HUBERT Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:55 AM
I agree with you Saman, SF is the correct person for the job
Jay Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:30 PM
Now it is evident that Ranil and Mahinda have a deal.. it sure.
santha Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:15 PM
Very correct. This clearly show that MS has a deal with MR and wants to prevent taking action against corrupted persons
Barry Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:56 PM
Then appoint SF as the president.
Chari Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:31 AM
Very Good Choice. Well done Your Excellency.
Waco Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:15 PM
My3, you may be able ruin the country in double quick time.
johan Thursday, 08 March 2018 02:20 PM
SF is the best choice with back bone.MS/MR wanted a puppet only so they did
Nelum Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:31 AM
No one knows who he is. Wonder whether he is a capable guy who can get all culprits arrested..
Raji Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:56 AM
No one knew Ranjan Wijeratne, when JR brought him in
max Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:33 AM
Much better choice than hot tempered, short sighted Mr. Hater - SF.
Mission Over Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:37 AM
Why not given to SF. Mr. Bond is passing the ball nicely after finishing his hidden game
Shehan Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:41 PM
It is Maithree ...
Waco Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:40 AM
My3, wants to protect some selected rougs. That is why SF was not appointed. It will be a different Band but the same tune.
Nazeer Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:41 AM
Rani is doing all what people dislike. Ranil destroyed the country. if SF was appointed, he knows how to play with thugs since he has more experience in the field.
Rasheed Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:45 AM
It is the President who rejected SF not Ranil
MM Saturday, 10 March 2018 07:58 AM
it is the MR who arrest the SF for fake story
No hope Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:41 AM
Looks like a puppet. Crooks will never be prosecuted
sas Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:41 AM
Mr.max , we need hot tempered man for this post. SF is certainly not shortsighted.As for our new minister of law and order,his capabilities are never known and I guess he is a poor choice.
waszeer Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:46 AM
world was looking at Pm being a minister of law and order.. How he treated Muslim community in this country under his law. In front of the STF, police Muslims of this country being attacked even under the emergency law. But even-though he could not control. Thanks for all PM and president. damage has been done and hearts are broken. It will not cure easily. In future election result will show you
Citizen Perera Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:46 AM
It seems MR is the unofficial President of Srilanka.
dilip Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:46 AM
Congratulations! The only wise move taken by this government since coming in to power. Real gentleman and above all very honorable politician. Hope he will act impartially
Waco Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:56 AM
Elara has no any love for the country. But he wants to safe guard his position. Next presidential election will resolve every thing.
BBM Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:56 AM
Elara wants his enemy dead. not in jail.
raji Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:58 AM
Good choice. I have met him once at a meeting and was impressed with him compared to other politicians
kakopappa Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:00 AM
Goverment, UNP and joint op using the current situation in the country for their political advantage.
Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:01 AM
As a person he is okay but could be just another new bottle with the same old wine. What we need is a 'man' with what it takes so lets see if he will measure up to the requirement.
Hassanda Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:02 AM
We dont need Gentlemen’s We need Braveman likeUdugampola former DIGWho crushed the JVP brigade
ANTON Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:04 AM
" BIG BROTHER , BIYA NOVANNA, VADE KORANA HATI MAMA PENNANAM"
Elara Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:05 AM
Madduma who??? looks like Ranils puppet
Saman Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:06 AM
Time has change. Ranil and Maythree sending Maddumabandara to "Dangediya"
Liberal One Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:08 AM
Really unprofessional to hand over law and order ministry in middle of a crisis. This is no smooth transition at all.
Abey Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:08 AM
This means it is clear that the President do not want Sarath Fonseka. We have to assume that he is more keen in keeping his power and privileges and playing games than delivering the promises made to at the general election, there by betraying 6.2 million voters of whom 90% wants SF appointed
Yehiya Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:09 AM
Entire country expected SF. But another Mahinda puppet appointed. They never love the country.
Danapala aiya Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:33 PM
Entire country - you mean 5000 voters who voted for SF? :-)
Johan Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:04 PM
There are so many cockroaches have come from the National list.Atleast Sarath Fonseka knows the defense part of SL.This post does not need vote base
Mohamed Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:10 AM
So, either PM unable to handle the pressure or found a puppet to face all the charges due to the failure of bringing culprits before the law.Shame on this Government. It is obvious the attack was carried out with the protection and support of armed forces.
Shan Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:15 AM
Oh who is he? First time heard his name.
sham Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:43 AM
am also, let see the efficient of this guy..
Km Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:25 AM
have voted for the UNP at every election for the last 20 years...NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN
Jaliya Thursday, 08 March 2018 04:59 PM
Km, Please read the news last several days. SF has been nominated twice by UNP for the job but MS had the final authority for the selection. SF was rejected by MS not by RW or anyone else. SF should have been appointed for a limited number of months to clean up house.
Gayan Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:48 PM
Why you wasted your vote for 20 years.
Waco. Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:38 AM
I feel sorry for the New L
Sincere Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:40 AM
We, people who voted for Yahapaalanaya with so much of high hopes very well know the reason for this. We are not concerned about the individual, but the way why law n order is given the back seat like this. DM, so eloquently described the reason in its Political Gossip cartoon.We can still see it on DM!
Sincere Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:41 AM
This is the Law n Order phobia.
sham Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:45 AM
congrats to you sir, we awaiting your efficient..
Maya Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:05 PM
Congratulations! Steady,firm and not anyone’s puppet.
Saman Adkari Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:26 PM
We are opposed Sarath Fonseka to be Minister of Law and order. He is military man ,ours is democratic nation since 1948. Yes we are decided by voters of ballots not by Bullets. We do not want Island turn into Military Regime -State that run by few Juntas of army men-women? Ours is 2600 years of civilization base on Sinhalese-Buddhist teaching . We can be fit modern democracy .
Lawry Thursday, 08 March 2018 04:19 PM
2600 years of disrespecting Lord Buddha's teachings you mean. Look back and to consider if you are part of that civilization.
Bullshit Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:15 PM
SF is the suitable person for this position. All what we can understand is that President and also PM are doing on favor of Pawul Paksa Family
Brainmaster Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:30 PM
looks like poor choice. He is NOT a powerman. An other nail in the coffin of the present Government. via DM Android App
Roshan Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:35 PM
Why was Maithree so scared of appointing SF as the Law and Order Minister.. SF is the right man for the Job.
Gratiaen. Sunday, 11 March 2018 05:20 PM
Why,there was a news that MR met Mythree at Dudley's house
kalinga Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:35 PM
MY3 days are counted, now he is having a deal with MR to go home peacefully after 2 years, open letter should have been written by UNP to MY3 to appoint SF as law and order minister, Feel sorry for motherland
SL Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:39 PM
Do your proper job fast or get out and get lost before getting chased out.
Asanka Thursday, 08 March 2018 01:40 PM
When the country doesn't have the "promised" law and order, changing the minister is like changing the pillow for the headache. What a mess this is turning out to be!
Marikkar Thursday, 08 March 2018 02:09 PM
yet another wrong decision...no surprise...reflection of a weak president....
Nelum Vithanage Thursday, 08 March 2018 02:18 PM
This must be a joke. This man has no experience whatsoever in the field of law and order, who looks more like a school teacher. Sarath Fonseka is man well versed in law and order - by over looking him, the president is proving that he still wants to protect the members of his party - whoever the crooks they may be. This is very dangerous. We hope that the Triple Gem will protect our country
Raji Thursday, 08 March 2018 03:50 PM
Ranjan Wijerathne who crushed and defeated JVP was a non combatant. The ruthless, brutal approach which SF is known is required to defeat the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world.For Law, Order, corruption there are enough good people around who can handle the jobSF will be a total disaster for this job
S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 08 March 2018 03:11 PM
Waco Thursday, 08 March 2018 04:02 PM
Only a Battle Harden person can manage and discipline the Department of Police.
Bon Bon Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:23 PM
You are absolutely right sir!
Aruna samarajeewa Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:02 PM
It was an opportunity ...... Teldeniya issue was used to create a mess, objective of Ranil and his buddy MR dine MS on a survival mode with the sword he had during LG had gone missing RIP srilanka But one advice do trust all but not politicians ..... those who were eating from dustbins are absuloutly blind and keep robbing
Anoj Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:02 PM
He is the one change (Tipex)and removed a candidate from the nomination list in last general election after its singed by the party secretary .
Dhammika Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:19 PM
This UNP govt is simply repeating one mistake after another . SF is the best for this job .
Barnie Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:50 PM
When Rome was burning, Nero was playing his fiddle. Similarly MS
Upul Thursday, 08 March 2018 05:53 PM
This is another blow to the voters. This is an indication that the aspirations of the voters who elected this puppet govt. in 2015 are not going to happen during this regime. God save my motherland.
Lekam Thursday, 08 March 2018 06:13 PM
I strongly believe majority DM readers are belongs elite and better educated segment of SL. I am sure all would agree that we have not done well and already lost confidence of voters in this subject which lead to election defeat in LG polls.I believe country need a minister who can build trust and confidence within the people first . Must accept by all ethnic groups, no corrupt, war crime or HR charges, could represent the country in any forum ( UN ) without any barriers or hindrance. MS and RW took a very logical decision.
Suresh Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:27 PM
SF is the best.give him power and no foreign interference. he'll clean the country
Ed2100 Thursday, 08 March 2018 07:50 PM
Worst decision and this govt can't make any correct decision
Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:04 PM
You are correct. PM is now deaf and blind.
Ishan Thursday, 08 March 2018 08:47 PM
Maitree Ranil dealers , President is not honest to catch thieves just fooling people , Ranil has to leave immediately with out ruining the party further.
Gune Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:00 PM
An appointment for inaction- UNP! you have messed up again.
Samsan Wickremaratne Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:06 PM
Ranil only plays one man's show, but it is for a very short period from now. Believe me.
Nihal Gunatilake Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:23 PM
Hello - This decision had been taken by Sirisena family. We don't catch you - they will not catch us in return theory worked very well. -another word a DEAL. Sgt. Banda
Ex Sri Lankan Friday, 09 March 2018 09:36 AM
There are two political parties in Sri Lanka. One is the people who are corrupt and the other is people who protect the corrupt. The outcome of either party winning is the same.
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