Why govt. endorsed Moon: UNP

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By Yohan Perera 
The main opposition UNP yesterday questioned as to why the Sri Lankan government had endorsed the second term of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
UNP National Organizer and Colombo District MP Ravi Karunanayake told a news conference yesterday that the government had followed double standards in this issue. He made this point by recalling that the government had accused the UN Secretary General of violating Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by trying to interfere with the country’s internal matters. He also pointed out that some ministers even staged death fasts against Mr. Moon in the recent past.
“The government had failed to suggest an alternative candidate for the UN Secretary General;’s post though it comprises ministers who suggested an alternate UN organization,” UNP MP said. 

  Comments - 20

  • SB Friday, 17 June 2011 02:30 AM

    What is this moron talking about? He is a fellow who has no brain but a big mouth. God help the UNP with this type of joker in its central Com!

    joee Friday, 17 June 2011 02:33 AM

    Keep to the point in question.

    DN Friday, 17 June 2011 02:48 AM

    That is why SL Gvt suggesting 'Ban' ned.

    Ryan Friday, 17 June 2011 07:40 AM


    kalum Thursday, 16 June 2011 09:36 AM

    yes you are right sir,they are showing double standerd.

    Modaya Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:26 AM

    I feel Banki has dealt with the Sri Lanka issue brilliantly when UK, US and others were trying hard to get SF for war crimes.

    Wara Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:25 AM

    So what ? We get taken for a ride all the time... and you will do the same if and when you come to power.

    Prof Wickramatillake Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:28 AM

    Wimal Weerawansha may have been bribed during his recent US visit and may have ordered his boss to vote in favour.

    Titta Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:36 AM

    Our government cannot understand sun and moon.

    Wimal Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:34 AM

    I wil lfast unto death until Ravi withdraws his statement

    Jabos Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:43 AM

    Mr. K,

    It is similar to you backing Ranil W to continue as Party leader. This is pure politics without any sense added on to it.

    Pradeep Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:44 AM

    Because they say Killinochchi and doing Medawachchi.
    Palan ban yanda... Thamuse thamai niyama kotiya in UNP.

    AMT Thursday, 16 June 2011 04:26 PM

    What is the position of Wimal on this ???

    xai Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:45 AM

    UNP is just so desperate now

    Ramesh Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:49 AM

    THere is no other candidate.....

    Truth Finder Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:18 AM

    Do they have any other options left?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:26 PM

    Yes, that's right. Well, the Minister who proposed the formation of an alternative United Nations should have the guts to come forward as an alternative candidate because after all Ban Ki Moon is not considered to be a friend of Sri Lanka. Thats why we say it is always easy to give overtime to the mouth when the brain is sleeping.

    Tissa Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:27 PM

    Ban Ki-Moon's family name is not "Moon", it is Ban. His personal name is Ki-Moon. He should be referred as Mr. Ban.

    Chaminda Tilakumara Thursday, 16 June 2011 06:50 PM

    Why did you endorse Ranil as the UNP leader?

    sara Friday, 17 June 2011 12:16 PM

    Pamankada-Alimankda!!!!! Madawachchiya-kilinochciya!!! Shut upppp U Idiot!!!!!

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