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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to defeat him if possible after securing the prime ministerial candidature.

Unless he can take up this challenge, Mr. Rajapaksa and his henchmen should stay confined to their houses and not contest, he said.

He made this observation at a meeting in Dambulla.

“I do not know whether he will accept the challenge or run away from it,” he said.

He said LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was no longer there to bail out Mr. Rajapaksa at an election.

He said he was ready for the electoral battle.(Sujith Mangala)

  Comments - 34

  • The God Father Monday, 29 June 2015 10:37 AM

    Life is similar to a Boxing game, defeat is not declared when you fall down, it is declared when you refuse to get up. MR is a dead man walking, if not for RW he must be still robbing the country.

    Giabao Monday, 29 June 2015 10:39 AM

    MR is far better candidate for PM post than RW. RW has not proven anything during opportunities he had and whenever he comes to power, it is an utter mess. Not sure why he had such reputation for being a "brain" and "diplomat". There is no proof of either.

    modaya Monday, 29 June 2015 10:40 AM

    Modayas vs RW.DNA analysis says modaya MR is a porthugese.

    Sapu Monday, 29 June 2015 10:41 AM

    Ranil will retire after 5 years from now as PM, MR will retire now

    Sapu Monday, 29 June 2015 10:43 AM

    Lincoln lost in elections, in buisness and even had a nervous breakdown but he never gave up and became the greatest president in US

    upali Monday, 29 June 2015 10:44 AM

    Those who are weak used to challenge because that person is really in fear of the other.

    upali Monday, 29 June 2015 10:44 AM

    Asoka you must be out of your mind to call him a national hero. HE IS A NATIONAL ROBBER

    Sapu Monday, 29 June 2015 10:47 AM

    You mean the agreement that stopped the LTTE from overrunning our bases ,divided the LTTE ,helped recover the economy?

    J P Rajan Monday, 29 June 2015 02:58 PM

    MR is a national rogue who stole from the country!!!!

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 29 June 2015 03:00 PM

    Ranil Knows this: The day MR files nomination he will loose all his ex President gratitudes including the pension. So far MR is not eating the rope. Lets see.

    sach Monday, 29 June 2015 11:34 AM

    divided the LTTE? LOL

    Bala Monday, 29 June 2015 01:24 PM

    OK then let MR accept challenge. Then no question of fear either side.

    Nims Monday, 29 June 2015 09:27 AM

    Please be patient. Few more weeks to go and everyone can find out the damage CB robber Mahendran and Ava Mangla did to you.

    asoka Monday, 29 June 2015 09:34 AM

    Iis this guy on drugs or what? Lost 29 times and you want to challenge a national hero? He must be out of his mind.

    Katie Monday, 29 June 2015 09:41 AM

    Failures are the pillars of success so RW will succeed

    Yan Monday, 29 June 2015 09:44 AM

    Arrest MR and hang him.. then all problems solved.. He deserves only death penalty....

    Prem Nath Monday, 29 June 2015 09:46 AM

    Be patient Sir,you will definitely win,your retirement.

    Shamantha Welgama Monday, 29 June 2015 09:49 AM

    One of the qualified candidate for the prime minister post. Other one is Mr.Anura kumara dissanayake.Not a single person in Current SLFP other than The President Maithipala sirisena.

    ANTON Monday, 29 June 2015 09:56 AM

    WE POOR CITIZENS CHALLENGE BOTH TO DO A PERFECT GOVERNANCE.

    maal Monday, 29 June 2015 09:57 AM

    National horu of MR will not confine to their dens. They will throw biological waste materials of racism and religious extremism smelling the countery.

    sanjo Monday, 29 June 2015 10:11 AM

    You have a good chance of winning with the help of the minority parties. But the question is whether minority parties like TNA and SLMC is ready to act responsibly with their demands after winning., like the request to merge north and eastern provinces ect.

    Tissa Monday, 29 June 2015 10:11 AM

    Finally Ranil made a sensible comment. So you need to ask Sirisena to stay away from blocking Rajapaksa contesting in the election. Yes, we want to the the competition between you and Rajapaksa. Please make this a reality first.

    J R Rajasinghe Monday, 29 June 2015 10:12 AM

    Dream on PM while you have the post.

    Waco Monday, 29 June 2015 02:00 PM

    A Kid has challenged Mohamed Ali.

    yahapaluwa Monday, 29 June 2015 10:18 AM

    And that is the only hope Ranil have wining this election

    Anura Kumara As PM Monday, 29 June 2015 10:19 AM

    Anura Kumar is Best PM - But he need best Professional Advisors... Ranil as his Right Hand.../ Dr Harisha / Sajith / Erian/ No Rajtha / No FM for Mangala / Harin Dunuwilla as FM / No Finance For Ravi Gve to Smarasinghe or Dr Amunugama / Labor to JVP / Public Relation to JVP / Law Wijedada limit only 30 So the new Combination will be MS - AKD - RW ( 1825 days )

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:22 AM

    MR contests or not Ranil will be PM and will lead the country with Intellectuals not thugs

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:23 AM

    MR contests or not Ranil will be PM and will lead the country with Intellectuals not thugs

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:24 AM

    When did MR became a National Hero? By sending the true National Hero SF to jail?

    Sikuru Monday, 29 June 2015 10:26 AM

    What ever MR and you cultists do RW will become PM and bring intellectual rule to Nation!

    jay Monday, 29 June 2015 10:30 AM

    you supported prabakaran by signing the agreement. we have not forgotten this

    yahapaluwa Monday, 29 June 2015 10:31 AM

    Printing error it should be I challenge you to lose against me if u can

    P dias Monday, 29 June 2015 02:27 PM

    The only national hero,s were the tri national forces whom they sacrifice their lies to defeat tigers not MR or his sons were barricading in colombo.

    Sapu Monday, 29 June 2015 10:36 AM

    Scream while you can as after the August 17 their will be intellectual rule under Ranil not thug rule under Mahinda


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