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Keheliya says he said no to Ranil’s offer

24 May 2015 09:53 am - 59     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella alleged that following the Presidential Election in January, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had offered him a ministerial portfolio if he were to join the United National Party (UNP).  

The Parliamentarian said he was contacted by the Prime Minister who offered him a portfolio if he would leave with the 26 SLFPers who joined the government.

“During the three hour conversation the PM said the number would be increased to 30 members. He said if I were to join the party before January 5 (2015) I would be given a powerful ministry,” he said.  

When questioned as to why Harin Fernando, UNP Parliamentarian elected from the same district (Kandy), was not given a ministerial post, the PM had allegedly stated there was a communication issue, Rambukwella said.  

The Parliamentarian said he would never leave the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) as long as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in politics.

“As long as the leader who defeated terrorism is in politics I will be with him or I will remain at home,” Rambukwella said. (DS)

  Comments - 59

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 25 May 2015 09:45 AM

    Yes you liar its better for you to be at home until you get your turn to count the jail bars.

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 25 May 2015 09:47 AM

    Only MR the so-called idiot who offered this idiot a post. No one will do this foolish thing.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 25 May 2015 09:48 AM

    Not other than idiot MR offered him a dhoby job.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 25 May 2015 09:50 AM

    I know pretty well that he had gone and begged RW four times. (true)

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 25 May 2015 09:52 AM

    You are right gentleman, Rambuk... is a good dhoby, for money he can even wash toilets.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 25 May 2015 09:54 AM

    Well you are a loyal servant for MR, that is why you hide four container loads of "imported free gifts of MR" in all your mansions? You are too loyal idiot....

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 25 May 2015 09:55 AM

    Do you still wash clothes to MR at Carlton. We got to know that you wash his toilets also.. Ha...Ha...Ha...

    LogicalCitizen Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:41 PM

    Then why did you have a 3 hour conversation? Maybe you wanted more money like 100 million offered to those who crossed over at the beginning.

    silva Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:56 PM

    Khalifa days numbered via DM Android App

    upali Monday, 25 May 2015 10:13 AM

    A Bribery

    Gamarala Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:14 PM

    Oh yes, and he probably offered him the Minister of SportsPortfolio........Maybe he was dreaming...I mean the balcony jumper.

    sanju Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:21 PM

    Please stay at home.

    True lion Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:23 PM

    u took five month to say this, common man u better with theives

    Madlin Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:37 PM

    Sour grapes. Why didnt he respond to this story in January when it was made public in the press that he wanted to come back to the UNP and Ranil didnt want to take him. Pl stay with the UPFA as we dont need useless fellows like you in this govt. via DM Android App

    Janaki Kalansuriya Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:38 PM

    He must have been in deep sleep no?

    CITIZEN Monday, 25 May 2015 10:28 AM

    Hithey amaruwata ethiwenda Kudugahala kiyana katha!!!

    T.A.KUMAR Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:43 PM

    Keheliya must have being dreaming after s few shots. The GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NEED UNSCRUPERLOUS PEOPLE.

    Sikuru7 Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:46 PM

    What a Joker! Who would even believe these liars?

    citizen a Monday, 25 May 2015 10:35 AM

    Obviously your the aircraft toilet door sons famous father.

    Sujjeewa Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:47 PM

    Aney dan boru kiyannath enawada

    sss Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:48 PM

    hear hear a man with principles

    Premalal Monday, 25 May 2015 10:42 AM

    On an afterthought, the real jakases are those who vote for jakases to rule over them.

    Ahamed Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:58 PM

    This man is dreaming as usual. RW is not a fool to invest a brainless goat.

    Yapa Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:16 PM

    This guy cannot be trusted, history confirms who he is, let him utter such foolish things, he will say more in future as well.

    Bala Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:19 PM

    Contradiction in the timing. You were asked on Jan 05 before the election but you also refer to - after the election - which was on the 08th Jan.

    Liswom Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:26 PM

    It will be a great favour to the country if you remain at home. via DM Android App

    V Andrew Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:24 PM

    Yeah and you remembered only now? Were you suffering from Amnesia all of this time? or maybe you approached the PM, was rejected and now want to save your face.

    Premalal Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:51 PM

    Why anyone let alone RW would want a jackas in their team defies logic. RW has been accused of many things but political stupidity has not been one of them. looks like he is stranded and now trying to play hero to save his back. He had certainly waited for a long time to make his revelation.

    Raz Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:59 PM

    wise decision. Blessing in disguise for the UNP and their supporters. via DM Android App

    Patrick Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:02 PM

    Who believes him must get their heads examined

    janaya Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:06 PM

    RABUK,,, you are a good for nothing MR laundrymen,, never come to UNP as their is no laundry job, much...much.. much... better to be at home growing old.

    mervyn silva Monday, 25 May 2015 11:54 AM

    Even i was offered a powerful minisrty, but i declined.

    AA Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:15 PM

    It took a long time for you to to tell this tale.

    dilip Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:22 PM

    Dear Mr keheliya, I am a great supporter of Mr. Rajapaksa, but you should thank Mr Ranil if he did call you.

    rodney Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:25 PM

    This can not be true. it is very doubtful and unlikely that Ranil spoke with him for three hours. What to talk to him for three hours. He is overrating himself

    willowsd Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:31 PM

    you are a bloody joker, RW will never offer you a post? anyway you have no choice only to remain at home.

    t_logi Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:40 PM

    his son is a sleep walker and he is a sleep talker. Honestly who would keep you otger than MR?

    adhil nizam Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:48 PM

    Harin Fernando was NOT elected from kandy. He was elected from Badulla. This in itself is proof that Keheliya is a lying, deceiving crook.

    Perumal Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:01 PM

    Who is the idiot who offered a ministerial post to this idiot?

    malij Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:03 PM

    Please, please..remain at home. It would greatly benefit Sri Lanka.

    malij Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:16 PM

    Aaye ennanam epooooooo!! Gedaratama wela inna honde

    Kandy Man Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:27 PM

    Horagey loka hora

    Narada Monday, 25 May 2015 07:19 AM

    RW, now easily can contest for PM post in Ireland!.

    kamalhot1 Monday, 25 May 2015 07:58 AM

    Stay home and teach your son some manners to behave like Royalist. And learn to climb trees, so next time you can jump over balcony window without fail. Shame one you !!!

    simon Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:57 PM

    It shows from the comments what ever the negatives done by UNP they do not want to believe !

    Ravi Monday, 25 May 2015 08:28 AM

    RW would have offered him because UNP does not have a laundryman

    dharma Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:05 PM

    former minister for media, you go home is better to the country.

    CITIZEN Monday, 25 May 2015 06:00 PM

    He will call him a "Dried Brinjal"!

    Lawry Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:16 PM

    Try playing cricket with your sleepy son

    sarath Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:21 PM

    I did not know that UNP also offered bribes to get support of MPs

    JO-JO Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:24 PM

    We would like Ranil to respond with his comments.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 25 May 2015 08:49 AM

    Ha, ha haaa!!! The daughter says that Apatchi will never leave the UNP !!!!!

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Monday, 25 May 2015 08:54 AM

    all those who joined the government were given portfolios why should ranil offer such a liability a portfolio

    riz Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:34 PM

    Hoooooooo. This what I wanted tell once I read this msg.

    Kosala Sunday, 24 May 2015 09:48 PM

    open up Keheli Laundromat In Kandy via DM Android App

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 25 May 2015 09:37 AM

    You are a dam liar man. How many times you have approached RW begging for a place after the Presidential Election. RW who rejected you.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 25 May 2015 09:39 AM

    Tom pachaya.... this is also a story like your son had a decease and walks in the night.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 25 May 2015 09:40 AM

    You went with Thonda to South India and got hammered and broke your leg, for that you went for treatment in USA. Is it like the same tale. Liar....

    J Palitha Monday, 25 May 2015 09:44 AM

    KR stop lying and cheating the public, you are just like a puppy for RW.


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