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Walk the talk and go home: Ravi tells Wimal

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United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake referring to the separate May Day rally and the speech made by Minister Wimal Weerawansa challenged him to “walk the talk” and go home.

At a May Day rally Minister Weerawansa claimed that his portfolio was of little value to him and he could leave it at any moment if the government acted against his conscience.

Responding to this statement, in an interview with Daily Mirror, Mr. Karunanayake said Minister Weerawansa was known to make such statements but had never followed up on these threats.

“He took office in 2005 shouting out that jobs will be given to the unemployed and the cost of living will be reduced. He even carried out a fast or ‘farce’ unto death unless Ban Ki-moon withdrew his panel of experts, but nothing happened,” he said.

Mr. Karunanayake said Minister Weerawansa was known to make humerous statements but lacked the gumption to actually carry out any of his threats of leaving the government.

Meanwhile Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said Minister Weerawansa had a need to come up with various shenanigans to gain public attention.

“He is like a child seeking attention. He used the word motherland as a cloak to cover up the nakedness of his bankrupt political platform,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayaka alleged that Minister Weerawansa had allied with the government and supported it while it took steps which were harmful to the country.

“He has been with the government when they sold Sri Lankan oil resources to India, sold the islands along Kalpitiya and commercial lands in Colombo to external investors and he was also there when we entered into unprofitable agreements with the governments of China and India. Therefore it is very confusing to us; what he considers a betrayal of the motherland. I think his definition of this term and the definition given by the people of this country are very different,” he said.
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  • J J La Roche Saturday, 04 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Hilarious! via DM Android App

    Lion Saturday, 04 May 2013 05:09 AM

    Who said history has died its repeating it self any one heard of andare this is his incarnation ha ha ha !!!!

    bangi Saturday, 04 May 2013 05:22 AM

    Hon WW is a man with Shelton. Wait, definitely he will step down as Minister of Urban development. If cabinet goes further holding Elections in NPC.

    Mutu Saturday, 04 May 2013 05:23 AM

    Walk the talk and go to Angoda.

    Upali Saturday, 04 May 2013 06:21 AM

    Interesting to see how two jokers trying to outsmart each other.

    MayIwin Silva Saturday, 04 May 2013 06:21 AM

    The fish traps to the bait because of its foul moth. He is still worried whether to leave or hold on to Satakaya. If leaves he government will get caught to the Bribery Commission.

    Leslie Saturday, 04 May 2013 06:35 AM

    Mr Alimankada and Pamankada... its time you get out for you were one of the traitors who critizied the governemnt when they were head on to eradicate the LTTE murderers.

    Amila. G Saturday, 04 May 2013 06:59 AM

    When in power no one says walk the talk. It's collect and go home.

    ANTON Saturday, 04 May 2013 03:35 AM

    THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 04 May 2013 07:12 AM

    Best word to use these days is Motherland. But they slowly eating it piece by piece which the masses dont realise. Once they realise it, it will be too late. Only the sea to jump into.

    Nodrog Saturday, 04 May 2013 04:25 AM

    Ya, name one MP who resigned as promised. Even if they do it will be staged for them to retract the resignation because the prez did not accept it.

    kautilya Saturday, 04 May 2013 04:30 AM

    He is betraying himself

    appuhami Saturday, 04 May 2013 07:35 AM

    why don't dailly mirror editor post my comments. You post only the comments which are against wimal and this government.


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