Video: No difference between Govt. and LTTE - Ranil

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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the government was acting no different to the LTTE, which was led by Prabhakaran.

He told a joint common opposition news conference that the government should hold provincial council elections in the North as promised by the President earlier.

“The war is over now, and as promised president Rajapaksa must hold Provincial Council elections in the North. They held the General Elections and the Presidential Elections but why is the Government hesitating to hold the provincial council elections,” he asked.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said the people had the right to choose and the government which was violating the fundamental rights of the people was no different to the LTTE.

“People in the North should have the benefit of a vote. These are the very people who are demanding for an election and they are the ones who are deprived of it. If they are depriving these people of a democratic right, what’s the difference between the government and the LTTE,” he said. (Yohan Perara & Nishan Casseem)

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  • Gihan Perera Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:32 AM

    Ayyo Salli..
    Tell me anyone who can get 50+ votes in your Alliance?

    ahmed Friday, 29 June 2012 03:41 AM

    Well said RW..

    BBM Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:42 AM

    They are Prabha's southern ideological counterparts who thought war victory would solve all the problems.

    Ranger Friday, 29 June 2012 03:45 AM

    This would not have been if you are a strong opposition leader.

    Rosh Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:41 AM

    So go and get in to alliance with the Govt then !!!

    Ravi Silva Friday, 29 June 2012 11:37 PM

    This is stupid - Joke of the World ! Which cave have these Government losers come out of ???

    heee Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:58 PM

    Ture , both taking advantage of his weakness like curry leaves !!

    Imran Hussein Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:05 AM

    Understand what he says first. Either you guys are naive or dont understand what RW says in that language.

    pee da mossa Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:00 PM

    Yes sir, no difference at all. Both of them lead you up the garden path !

    Mahroof Thursday, 28 June 2012 04:53 PM

    Wise words of Winson , the first comment .
    Mahroof

    kan Friday, 29 June 2012 05:40 AM

    whatever he says, these PC elections are already won like previous ones.

    Siri Friday, 29 June 2012 06:12 AM

    as a opposition leader it is your duty to correct government,if not you are not suppose to hold that possition.

    mahajana Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:18 AM

    KP,KARUNA,PILLIYAN & DAYA MASTER da?

    Lokka Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:39 AM

    Oya kiwwe!!! Oooong Kiwwa!!!

    samosa Friday, 29 June 2012 02:01 AM

    well said!

    Winson Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:54 AM

    No differences between you and MR. He is spoiling country and u r spoiling party.......

    Cynic Friday, 29 June 2012 02:58 AM

    This hesitancy on the part of the Government to hold Provincial Council elections in the North, is proving the Western Powers' point that Democratic Human Rights are being Violated!

    Achari Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:09 AM

    Advisers to the government are the LTTE top cops.

    Tilak Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:02 PM

    U have not include here your name then OK.

    shantha madawela Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:08 AM

    are you sure ranil......

    Sugath Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:26 AM

    No differences? - Explains why you are soft on the Government.


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