UNP MP Sajith Premadasa said some people caused an irreparable loss to the UNP party by saying the soldiers were heading towards ‘Pamankada’ instead of ‘Alimankada’, and ‘Medawachchiya’ instead of ‘Kilinochchi’.
Mr. Premadasa said the UNP should literally be replaced with a new engine and revamped accordingly for future election victories.
“Some political novices and conspirers talk about my politics. They utter frivolous statements about Hambantota politics. Yet, they do not know that I was able to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa twice in Hambantota respectively in 2000 and 2001,” he said.
Comments - 44
American Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:21 PM
Wisdom, pls include Paba's name in ur list....
American Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:27 PM
Did you sign the contract of the Arms dealing between LTTE and The greatest leader of all time...We call him by name we call him "Prema Aiya" with full respect....pls don't listen to gulibles and utter nonsense...PLEASE
yajith Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:10 AM
Hats Off!!!!!!!!! Way to go.
This is the truth. UNP antagonized army and the masses with the pamankada story of the big fat stupido
wasala Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:11 AM
You beat MR twice. Please bat RW at least once.
Agree with you, they should throw that kotte wolf out of party
migara Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:14 AM
Very true, Ranil, Ravi, mangala made a mockery of the war heroes and now shed crocodile tears. All the UNPers who loved the country sided with MR and the rest is history.
Obelix Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:24 AM
Forget the past. We need to look for the future. Sri Lanka needs a young and charismatic leader. Have we ever had such a leader ever?
Wisdom Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:25 AM
GET RID OF RANIL, RAVI, MANAGALA, ROSY CO. FROM THE UNP.
THEN YOU MAY BE ABLE TO FORM A FORMIDABLE OPPOSITION TO TAKE THE NATION FORWARD.
Ranjan Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:36 AM
I respect Sajith as a great politician. He is yet to prove his status as a national leader. He hardly has come out of the Hambanthota district. And these infighting in the UNP inner circle is making severe damages to the party. Can't Sajith wait 3-4 years and contest against MR in the 2017 presidential elections?
Dushantha Kurera Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:37 AM
The same UNP's who condemned the Army Commander is now behind him now !!!!..................Throw all these "Humbugs" and develop a new people oriented UNP without the Ranil's Colombo inner circle who does not know and cannot connect with the Rural Folk
Jay Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:41 AM
Dear Mr. Premadasa. Yes, I'm sure you will be the right candidate to lead the UNP and march forward to defeat the present dictator style government. However, as RW is not stepping down making it obvious that he is a clown of the government, its time you and the rest form your own party and take it from there..Good luck.
MH-NZ Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:42 AM
Well Said Sajith Ranil,Mangala I am sure has no place to hide bringing the morale of our budding soldiers who showed them by example defeating the LTTE.
Roshan Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:40 AM
Sajit, Well said!! When you become the leader, please ENSURE that these proxies will not have any voice within the party. These traitors have ruined the UNP. The rural folks hates them and they should not be allowed to go anywhere closer to them. It will only ruin your chances. Good luck and all the best to you!
Rasika Tuesday, 26 October 2010 07:40 AM
You are right Sajith. The damage caused by these ugly mouths of RW, Ravi K, Mangala and few other are huge and for UNP it looks a thing that can not be repaired for a long time. people criticize it badly but they do not walk and stand infront of the opposition since they don't believe it.
Anna Wednesday, 27 October 2010 03:22 AM
What a stupid statement? That megalomaniac is dead and he is history.
Dr Merv The Silly Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:22 AM
saw the same old article many more times after the last presidential election...... will see it many more time before the next presidential election.....
..........and probably a couple of times after the next presidential election...
So, here we go around the mulberry bush...... mulberry bush///...
thushi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:00 AM
Duminda Silva, young and charismatic and full of steroids.
rasika Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:34 AM
Well said Mr. Premadasa. Ranil and his clan ruined the party. One cannot attract vote by changing the dress as done by some joker of the party. Go ahead Mr. Premadasa you are the one who can unite the party and make it to the victorious stream next time
King Kong Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:42 AM
Well said Sajith, you are the only patriot member of the UNP. Get rid of Ravi, Mangala,Ranil, Karu for these are utter rubbish and opportunist waiting to pouce on making a fast buck !!!
spark Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:20 AM
The rural folks are the chaps who are governing, thats the reason we are one big mess with corruption, criminality, incompetency, ignorance and a student population who cannot pass O,Levels. What more do you want?
Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:24 AM
Sajith has been fighting to lead the party for quite a while now. In the UK, Gordon Brown went on a similar mission to displace Tony Blair. He fought for at least 6 years but Blair kept going for 2 and half terms. when eventually Brown succeeded, he could last only 3 years, until the next election. Sajith has to be careful, he doesn't have to rush, there is no presidential election for another 6 years. He doesn't need to end up like Brown.
Ranjit Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:48 AM
Yes you are right, Ranil, Ravi and Mangala made a mockery during the war by making stupid statements. It is now the right time for you to make the final move.
malkanthi Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:53 AM
So this tiny opposition is spliting up! Form an alliance to prevent falling flat.
Mohamed Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:01 AM
If ur a true National Leader you should be able to get the support of all the UNP MP's and not a few of them.
Dont for get that ur father gave arms to the LTTE as well.
Why dont you call for a debate with Ravi Karunanayake and then let the public/ UNP decide who is more educated and has the vision to take the Leadership of the UNP
Tissa De Silva Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:07 AM
You are displaying your inexperience and immaturity. Real leaders do not condemn their own colleagues. Abraham Lincoln has never condemned even an enemy. It is not too late yet, to learn from such great leaders.
Yoy were on the right path which was narrow. Unfortunately some stupid media has dumped you on the broader path which will take you nowhere.
gune Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:44 AM
The true U N P ers ,who love the party and the country will agree with you,Only the great Sananayaka policies will benefit the country.
Gunda Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:23 AM
You will NOT have my vote for this type of talk. Work with the party and try to reform within. You are just providing fodder to the government to split the party further.
herath Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:38 AM
u r not of a leader's charisma. blame, blame, accuse, accuse everyone is your and your father's strategy and living on top of poor people crushing them. poorly educated people will vote for you. i am gonna educate everyone in SL. you prepare to go home and sleep.
gUL fERNANDO Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:25 AM
I feel only possibility for your to serve the government is join hands with Mr President. I feel you prefer the country ahead of party politics, otherwise you have to wait till late 60s to be a mininster and do a great service to the country. The people who troubled your farther wont allow you to be a Leader so easily.
patriot Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:37 PM
Ranil went oslo. Still unp want merger north east.
Balapitiya Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:59 PM
Expose Kotte wolf's dealings with LTTE as much as possible. That's enough to throw him out to Pamankada canal with is fully loaded with refuse of people. He is having all the credentials to be a traitor to our nation.
Dilshan Tuesday, 26 October 2010 09:54 AM
Do not ever give people the impression that you are too much harsh on your own collegues but bit soft on malpractices on govt.
Nuwa aththo Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:40 PM
is it only for unp victory? what about the future of the country in general. short vision. we remember what unp victory did to the country in late 1980s and 90s.
Sam Thambipillai Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:08 AM
Life is good but the right attitude makes life better. An attitude is a person's choice. A correct positive attitude sees an opportunity based on truth and not on emotions. But a wrong attitude sees a crisis in everything and it pulls down a person and a nation.
Attitude develops or damages relationships between individuals and groups of people.
When relationship becomes deep and intimate, it develops into friendships. Friends have openness, dignity, respect and honour for each other out of love. There is a remarkable union emerging from the brightness of such a relationship; freed from selfishness, greed and abuse.
JVP complained a few weeks ago about the attitude of the government of Sri Lanka(GOSL) and last week, Mahinda Rajapakse asked people to show a positive attitude.
Sam Thambipillai Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:09 AM
The rescue mission of 33 miners in Chile a few weeks ago, remarkably displayed the good attitudes of openness, dignity, respect and honour shown by the government of Chile to its citizens, in a time of desperation.
But the war that ended in SL in 2009, was a disgraceful display of the cruel attitude of the Sinhalese as a group of people to a group of about 500,000 Tamils in desperation.
At a time of desperation, the UN, NGO's, ICRC, Britain, Norway and the USA were snubbed away from Tamil Eelam(TE) by the GOSL, with false excuses, to prevent Tamil victims having access to needed help to save their lives.
Ego struck, self centred and arrogant attitude of the GOSL, instead of being broadly citizen conscious as in Chile, was open and obvious. A bloody war, war crimes and genocide resulted from this evil attitude.
Sam Thambipillai Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:10 AM
To bring cure to this wrong attitude; acknowlegement, openness and positive actions are primary necessities, instead of cover up, denial and propaganda.
Truth and justice are essentials for reconciliation. GOSL refuses to reveal the truth and grant justice to Tamils. Surely, GOSL cannot reconcile with Tamils with its present attitude: a reason why it refused to admit the shortcomings in LLRC, expressed with absolute precision by AI, HRW and ICG.
Is it worth trying something without principles and convictions? No. Is it worth spending time over things one cannot change for the better? No. Will the GOSL ever be able to end strife, conflict, turmoil and uproar without grace to face the truth? No.
Obviously, the present attitude of the GOSL on Tamil matters is detrimental to reconciliation and development of both SL and TE in the island, and it is a lesson to learnt by the rest of the world.
FAZAL Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:11 AM
UNFORTUNATE SAJITH......TILL PEOPLE REMEMBER PREMADASA ERA YOU WILL NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO LEAD ANY PARTY.....YES RAVI,MANGALA,KIRIELLA, ALL RUINED THE PARTY BY THOSE PAMANKADA ALIMANKADA ANY DONKEY CAN FIGHT THE LTTE WAR LIKE THESE WORDS UNP WILL NOT COME FOR POWER FOR ANOTHER 30 YEARS SURE....
Lalith Friday, 29 October 2010 06:37 AM
Very true.Sajith will make a good leader of opposition. A good government needs a good opposition, The nation needs MR 's leadership now. Ranil will make a good tea boy for Solheim.
Bala S Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:23 AM
UNP will never succeed with 'out of touch' politicians like Rosie Senanayake . Her main aim is to keep Ranil in power. It is a shame. Sajith , please take over.
Lalith Friday, 29 October 2010 06:46 AM
Chile saved 33 miners' lives. Sri Lanka saved 300,000 Tamil lives. How can you allow nations and their agents who have brutalised many nations for centuries into Sri Lanka? They only want to keep conflicts alive like, Korea, Palestine, Kashmir, Cypres. The govt has solved the problem. Keep parasites out of Sri Lanka. Just look at atrocities of the Portugese in northern Sri Lanka.
Managala Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:24 AM
Sir you seems talking like LTTE never had any arrogant way of doing things killing thousand sinhalese and muslims they were innocent kids and GOSL was cruel to kill them if that is your point your much mistaken its LTTE responisble for deprive of Tamils no other.....
Lalith Friday, 29 October 2010 06:51 AM
Sam, you condemn the sinhalese and the GOSL, but do you admit the LTTE commited crimes against the sinhalese?
Managala Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:26 AM
Your much mistaken sir we have only Sri Lanka We do not have TE here...dont post your racism in to this we are only one community we are not divided...
Managala Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:30 AM
Yes your correct LTTE indeed did genocide in villages for 30 years killing innocent people living all over the places.....
gunadasa Tuesday, 26 October 2010 04:51 PM
pl learn to lie low when there are others so powerful with high wisdom. your little knowledge wants unp to win when MR and RW want country to win first and then party. forget politics or start from lower kintegarten
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