Ranil saved MR from being branded a criminal: Mangala

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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa should light a lamp in honour of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe because it was he who saved MR from being branded as an international criminal, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

He said it was the yahapalanaya government which prevented Sri Lanka from becoming a blotch in the world map.

The minister told a meeting of the UNP ‘balamandalaya in Matara on Sunday and pointed out that Mr. Rajapaksa and his fellow travellers in the joint opposition had got the opportunity to insult, abuse and attack the government in the global arena because this government had restored democracy in Sri Lanka.

“No one must forget the pathetic situation that prevailed in Sri Lanka before 2015. Sri Lanka was black mark in the world map as a result of the actions of one family and one dictator. There were allegations of violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) judicial and media suppression, breakdown in the rule of law and human rights abuses. Sri Lanka was branded a ‘pariah state’ and the entire global community was against Sri Lanka,” he said. “By the time, this government took office in January 2015, the UNHRC with the support of member countries had decided to initiate an international probe on Sri Lanka without our consent. One of the main tasks of the new government was to rebuild the confidence and respect on Sri Lanka among the global community.”

The minister said the rule by an oligarchy lost Sri Lanka the GSP+ and fish exports to the UE to Sri Lanka. "

The fuel price formula was introduce by the government to pass the benefit onto the consumer if there was a price drop in fuel in the global market. But unfortunately today we see the opposite of it. Mahinda Rajapaksa has not right to tale about fuel price formula because he did not bring down prices of fuel even after the Supreme Court ruled to that effect," he said. “We must get ready for an election soon. There will be three in 2019. Those elections are as important as the elections in 2015. All UNPers must work harder and be determined to win all three polls for the UNP." (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Dee Monday, 01 October 2018 07:36 PM

    True that!

    Perumal Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:47 AM

    So did Ranil do right by the country by doing that?

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:27 PM

    For MR saving the nation. Therefore we all with mangala should light a lamp to MR

    nandimitra Monday, 01 October 2018 08:23 PM

    Who will save you????

    Samson Monday, 01 October 2018 08:33 PM

    What is your difficulty to tell the public your pricing formula for fuel.

    Sutha Monday, 01 October 2018 09:11 PM

    What ever charges may be levelled against MR, no one can forget what he did to save the Sinhalese,Tamils,and Muslims from the terror that persisted for thirty long years.That is why he dominates the Sri Lankan Politics like no other Sri Lankan of the present,past,or even the future.

    Scooby Doo Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:41 AM

    Then why did he lose in the General Election? He destroyed Terrorism and fuelled Racism.

    ANTON Monday, 01 October 2018 09:31 PM

    THAT IS THE MAIN POLICY OF OUR LEADING POLITICIANS, TO SAVE CRIMINALS.

    DHA Monday, 01 October 2018 09:36 PM

    Now stop talking bullshit and do something to save this country from becoming another Somalia !!!

    Haramanis Monday, 01 October 2018 09:39 PM

    - And you sold Sri Lanka down the drain at the HRC!!!

    Damian Monday, 01 October 2018 09:57 PM

    Mahinda saved SL while you ruin SL so who is the criminal??

    Borat Monday, 01 October 2018 09:57 PM

    Thanks for sharing that information as we all figured that as Ranil was elected to put MR and forty theives behind bars as that’s what he promised to take action the crooks U fortunately he got dementia and the rest is history

    Milinda. Monday, 01 October 2018 10:08 PM

    Mangala It appears that you are on your last legs.How much to lie to the people. A gay man with no faith will lie to cover up. Who will follow what you preach? Disgusting lier of this century who has deceivedthe people of mother Lanka. Time to retire from politics and reform your self or be in the gay club with out deceiving the public.

    mugunthan Monday, 01 October 2018 10:48 PM

    People are not bothered to hear about all your rubbish stories, please leave MR Family alone, your job is to concentrate building up the economy and bringing down the cost of living.

    observer Monday, 01 October 2018 11:35 PM

    When we have a economy crisis he talks about lightening lamps !!.

    TONY Monday, 01 October 2018 11:39 PM

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WITHOUT GOING BEHIND OTHERS DO YOUR DUTY AND TRY YOUR BEST TO BRING DOWN THE COL

    Hora Palanaya Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:05 AM

    Mangala, your name is first (1st) on the list of MPs' who sold the duty free permits issued and pocketed the millions of rupees. Loss of these taxes have to be paid by us from our hard earned money. How dare you brand others as criminals??

    Jay Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:26 AM

    After co sponsoring a resolution against Sri Lanka and accepting system crimes which SL is not responsible for, this tard has the audacity to boast about it.

    Kalum Tuesday, 02 October 2018 01:32 AM

    Lately our finance minister seems to be playing the violin while Rome burns. First criticizing the cardinal, now MR. I wish somebody was there to focus on the economy. At present it really feels like a passenger flying in an aircraft with no pilot.

    Wije Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:08 AM

    Bring a motion to abolish civic rights of RANIL. He should take the responsibility for ruining the Sri Lankan economy.

    Don Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:52 AM

    Get ready to go home, the so called Finance Minister

    Unchikun Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:52 AM

    This is why we need international judges. You guys are one and the same.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:21 PM

    protecting a criminal is a serious crime punishable with long years of hard labour jail.prosecute ranil.

    Candles Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:35 PM

    Let’s not sweat, they keep a candle to each other


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