Fake media will learn a lesson on Feb 10: Kiriella

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Certain media institutes were fabricating fake news and they would learn an unforgettable lesson after the February 10 elections, UNP Parliamentarian Minister Lakshman Kiriella said at a UNP meeting in Gurudeniya

“The UNP cannot be defeated by false propaganda and our victory of the election will prove it,” he said.

“President Donald Trump could win the election despite false propaganda campaign carried out by 99 percent of American media. But Donald Trump explained to people about the false propaganda carried by the media using the term Fake News and he also won the presidential election,” Kiriella said.

Minister Kiriella said if the media went beyond their limit of freedom they would learn a good lesson on February 10.

“The UNP will win all the local government institutes in the hill country and it was UNP voters in this area who mostly contributed for the victory of the President and the UNP victory at the last general elections.

“Even in 2005 when Mahinda Rajapaksa won most electorates in other parts of the country he could not win Kandy. This left Kandy being ignored by the last Government. The expressway allocated for Kandy was shifted to the Southern province,” he said.

“Local government institutes capable of developing the area should be elected. This good governance government will continue definitely till 2015,” he said.

Many UNP candidates were also present. (J.A. L. Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 18

  • Saman Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:20 PM

    Good lesson for media who backed these guys...

    Anthony Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:21 PM

    Yes, the public is waiting to give the lesson

    Raj Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:47 PM

    The way things are going not the media people but you and your party will learn a good lesson from people!

    Indika` Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:17 PM

    The Minister seems to be nervous. He already knows who is going to teach whom.

    Nalin Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:21 PM

    any cow can teach lessons

    GH Sunday, 14 January 2018 10:43 PM

    Mr. Kiriella, please explain us, what is UNP stands for? Is that an organization?

    ananda Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:16 PM

    Investigative reporting is very good but there is a channel hell bent on attacking the UNP and its leadership. This channel has become so bias and is a pain in the ah. via DM Android App

    VMS Monday, 15 January 2018 12:35 AM

    Our President was solely responsible for brining back media freedom. We need to thank him. Since January 2015 there were no killing of journalists, no kidnapping of journalists and no white van business. All the journalists were suffered in the hands of Mahinda and his brother Gota. I am very surprised to see the same lot are going behind Mahinda led JO. When are they going to learn.

    Citizen Monday, 15 January 2018 06:28 AM

    You will also learn a good lesson

    QUOTING SCRIPTURES ! Monday, 15 January 2018 07:02 AM

    “President Donald Trump (DT) could win the election despite false propaganda campaign" - Such type of examples only shows how desperate LK is. Others will think twice in quoting DT - knowing very well what DT is..

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 15 January 2018 07:31 AM

    Here in Sri Lanka, not only Media ,everything is a fake,media is verse.

    Ras Monday, 15 January 2018 07:48 AM

    You will see what the result is Mr. Kiriella.

    SW Monday, 15 January 2018 09:14 AM

    THIS GOVERNMENT WILL LEARN A GOOD LESSON AT NEXT MONTH'S ELECTION. BE PREPARED.

    T Weerasinghe Monday, 15 January 2018 09:32 AM

    Goodness me. So, that 'Stable Genius' Donald Trump is our role model now?

    sampath Monday, 15 January 2018 09:34 AM

    “Local government institutes capable of developing the area should be elected. This good governance government will continue definitely till 2015,” he said....ha ha ...2015 ???

    varuandhar Monday, 15 January 2018 09:43 AM

    Yes, there is too much media freedom in the country now where many do not know to enjoy it. Please remember, gone are the days where journalists were harassed, abducted, killed, media institutions set on fire, etc. etc. It is rather unfortunate that some people forget the bitter past.....

    sumalperera Monday, 15 January 2018 09:55 AM

    Not media ....we will teach you guys a good lesson on 10Feb.

    Robert Ace Monday, 15 January 2018 10:02 AM

    “Local government institutes capable of developing the area should be elected. This good governance government will continue definitely till 2015,” he said."In which year are we now?


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