Kurunegala will be MR's Waterloo: Akila Viraj

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Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, who leads the UNP's Kurunegala district team, vowed to defeat former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Kurunegala similar to that of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was considered invincible but was defeated at Waterloo.

He told a news conference at Sirikotha that Mr. Rajapaksa had chosen to contest from Kurunegala in the face of waning public support in his home district of Hambantota.

“Kurunegala is not his but our home district. We have travelled the length and breadth of the district. If he wins, he will leave for Hambantota leaving the people of Kurunegala in the lurch. We are certain we can defeat him. During World War 1, Napoleon Bonaparte considered invincible but was beaten at the battle of Waterloo. Likewise, we too will defeat Mr. Rajapaksa at the battle of Kurunegala. Adolf Hitler, the supreme commander of the armed forces during the World War II, was also defeated in a similar fashion,” the minister said.

He said the people of Kurunegala were intelligent voters and the UNP would increase its vote base this time without any problem. The minister said the UPFA had given nominated candidates tainted with allegations of fraud, corruption and other criminal activities.

"This will be a plus point for the UNP to secure an election victory," the minister said and added that he would write to the Elections Commissioner asking to make sure that the privileges Mr. Rajapaksa is entitled to as an ex-president were not misused or abused as a candidate at this election. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 19

  • Chandra Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:11 AM

    Such blatant ignorance.........nationally embarrassing too from an Education Minister.

    Veritas Wednesday, 15 July 2015 06:34 AM

    Lord have mercy!

    Disgusted Citizen Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:57 AM

    Forget about what Mr. Akila said, concentrate on the culprit - MR

    Disgusted Citizen Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:57 AM

    Forget about what Mr. Akila said, concentrate on the culprit - MR

    kumaraya Tuesday, 14 July 2015 10:24 PM

    I keep saying: with people like this, either supporting MR or RW, we are held to ridicule! He knows NOTHING about history, yet he is the Education Minister of Sri Lanka!!!Oh Lord our God, PLEASE help us and rid this nation of fools and deceivers.

    Nelum Fernando Tuesday, 14 July 2015 10:29 PM

    These are the Ministers who make statements to impress general public. I wonder if there is any value in anything these people say.

    Stupido Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:46 PM

    "During World War 1, Napoleon Bonaparte considered invincible but was beaten at the battle of Waterloo "This guy is the education minister?

    brainmaster Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:51 PM

    Tzztzzzz.....Mr. Kariyawasam, one assumes that you as a Minister of Education should know the following fact : Napoleon was dead long long time before the World War I . Anyway I wish you good luck for your campaign in Kurunegala.

    krisna Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:30 PM

    Crabs play until water get heat

    surasena Tuesday, 14 July 2015 05:58 PM

    You might have found the "Duke of Wellington" in SF boots, now it is too late.

    injinerumithraya Saturday, 18 July 2015 09:28 AM

    මගේ ඉන්ජිනෙරු මිත්‍රයා නදීප (Nadeepa Wickramage) මේවා fb එකේ share කර කර තප්පුලන හැටි දැක්කම හිරිකිතයි...මේ දේශපාලුවෝ ගොන් හරක් තමයි... හැබයි උබ MRගෙ ජ... හෝදන හැටියට උඹ ඊට වඩා හරකෙක්...හරි දේට හරියි කියන්නත් වැරදි දේට වැරදි කියන්නත් ඉගෙන ගනින්... ලැජ්ජ

    Sana Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:02 PM

    Cut the usual cheap talk. Prove it!

    Ryan Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:05 PM

    A man can be killed, but can never be defeated. MR is a man who rise like an eagle in a storm.

    The God Father Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:51 PM

    Common Sikuru, Pls dont insult the crows, the crows nest the koel eggs, MR is a Hyena man.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:17 PM

    Napoleon he may not be; but Bona Part(e): definitely yes!

    Sikuru Tuesday, 14 July 2015 06:21 PM

    MR is a crow, a dirty scavenger and animal that steals food

    Prem Nath Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:37 PM

    "The political arena leaves one no alternative,one must either be a dunce or a rogue".

    srian Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:16 PM

    His history teacher at Royal must be horrified!!!!!!!

    dilip Tuesday, 14 July 2015 09:43 PM

    If Mr. Akila and his party wins the next election ,imagine the type of a education minister our country will have. He might say that we had a war with Prabakaran in the north, during the 2nd world war.


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