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By Nabeela Hussain


Minister Wimal Weerawansa has ended his fast unto death after President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited him outside the UN office a short while ago. President Rajapaksa had offered Weerawansa water which the Minister accepted and he was later driven away in an ambulance to the army hospital.

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the family of Minister Weerawansa also visited the site of the protest just minutes before the arrival of the President. Weerawansa commenced the fast unto death three days ago to protest the appointment of a panel on Sri Lanka by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon.

Weerawansa had earlier said he will not give up the fast until the UN Chief gives an assurence that the panel will be dissolved. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Ranawaka Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:22 AM

    Disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dil Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:34 AM

    Poor Hema, still couldn't understand the difference of a political gimmick and a reality....wimal "fasted" for 52 hours (2 days and 4 hours) and wonder why he was taken to the Army Hospital rather the National Hospital, may be their is too much people who would know the true health condition!!!!!!!!!!

    Dil Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:40 AM

    what bravery??? Unfortunately Mr.Joseph doesn't know the meaning of bravery and patriotism! I suggest you study the life of Mahatma Gandhi!

    ROY PARK Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:41 AM

    WAIRA WANSHA THE BEST ACTOR
    DURING HIS DEATH FAST HE ATE & DRANK IN THE NIGHT AWAY FROM THE CAMERA.
    ACCOUNT OF THE MEAL AFTER GIVING UP THE DEATH FAST
    47 STRING HOPPERS
    12 EGG HOPPERS
    02 BEEF KOTTHU
    06 AANA MALU
    23 SLICES OF BREAD
    08 EGG COFFEE
    03 ROAST CHICKEN

    ALL FOOD ORDERED FROM BUHARI

    joseph Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:09 PM

    Wimal you are a brave lion and showed to the world that real patroitic...

    Moh Sunday, 11 July 2010 10:36 AM

    ....and the award for the best stage actor category goes too.... "Wimal Weerawansa" for the stage drama "The failed protest"

    Lanke Banda Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:12 PM

    Looks as if U.N.has managed to get some Lankan support towards his move. This is evident when reading comments here except like from Hema.

    perera Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:13 PM

    WELL MANAGED DRAMA.
    ACT 1 MODAWANSA TERRORISES UN BUILDING AND STAFF
    ACT 2 MODAWANSA ALLEGEDLY STARTS FAST
    ACT 3 MR VISITS AND PERSUADES HIM TO STOP EVEN THOUGH MODAWANSA SAID EARLIER THAT EVEN MR CANNOT STOP HIS FAST

    FINALE MODAWANSA STOPS FAST


    HOW PREDICTABLE WAS THAT

    UDAY Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:17 PM

    TAMIL NADU CHIEF KARUNANITHY'S STYLE DRAMA

    Ilangko Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:46 AM

    Hey, he fasted until he got hungry. I do that every day.

    Mangala Weera Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:47 AM

    This guy canot keep his own promise and how is going to keep Govrnment promises. He was to fast to death!!??

    sri Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:56 AM

    I already knew it. It is only a nice drama to fool the world. Good luck with future drama's as well

    Shri Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:58 AM

    Instead of sending poor troops to fight. Send Wimal.......for his courage.

    wicky Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:00 AM

    Well done Wimal. So the drama ends. What next? Petral price increase?

    Dilshan Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:24 PM

    I knew this 'drama' will end like this...

    What he did was a big fake. We gained nothing out of it.
    But now he's a hero of some silly people here.

    Mahinda P Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:25 PM

    Ha ha ha... Ban ki moon has been hospitalized due to extreme laughing.
    Api konde bendapu cheennuda.....

    Sumal Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:27 PM

    Will the crop cultivated by children ever be brought home. What is done thoughtlessly will come to naught.

    Dx Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:47 AM

    Totally agree!!!

    navjoti Sunday, 11 July 2010 03:49 AM

    thee seem to be very gulible people in SL

    KABAB Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:28 PM

    Everybody in the world knew the results ever since WW started fasting. UN Secretary General too knew this is a drama.

    Gunda Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:16 AM

    As expected. A very very poor end..

    Murshid Idroos Monday, 12 July 2010 12:41 PM

    Definitely a true patriot like our heroic forces would have really sacrificed his life but wimal has only political ends and has damaged the country greatly by not sacrifing his life.

    CLA Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:17 AM

    Im glad he did that....at least his family has him now.........

    MKO Monday, 12 July 2010 12:57 PM

    Why can't MH make him FM. Better to name someone with kind of that determination. SL can be a world leader sooner.

    red Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:22 AM

    Wimal, you let yourself down, the bravey of sri lankans and the faith you supposedly profess

    raj Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:34 AM

    A well staged drama. Please reserve some awards for the best & famous actor in National Award Ceremony. God bless Sri Lanka

    julian Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:36 PM

    keep fooling the masses. you can fool some people some time but you cant fool all the people all the time.

    Dao Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:56 AM

    Sad part is most of the Sri Lankans seems to be intellectually challenged, achieved by decades of dumbing down the public education system by the politicians. End result, crooks like the past, current and future politicos of sri lanka can keep fooling most people all the time.

    Riz Sunday, 11 July 2010 05:07 AM

    He he he...............

    Ryan Sunday, 11 July 2010 05:24 AM

    The remake of "KING and I ", what next.

    Benny Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:48 PM

    But why did he stop his fast onto death? No reasons given. The scenario indicates he was anticipating for a break of fast.

    Saman prema Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:50 PM

    Looks sooooooooo silly, childish and bought disrepute to our nation.

    karai Kattai Sunday, 11 July 2010 06:19 AM

    Drama ends. Wimal Weerawansa has become a national hero. Now he contest the next Presidential election.

    Andrew Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:53 PM

    Foolish, Idiotic and pathetic.
    We need people who can come up with solutions to the problems and we need people who can deal with international politics.
    We need brains, not drama and emotions that make us look like fools in front of the international community.

    Naz Sunday, 11 July 2010 06:24 AM

    but srilankans are fooled always at election time.........

    Jagath Lal Wickramas Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:54 PM

    You could have done this sort of things for something valuable..things like good governance, eliminating corruption....this is useless

    dami Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:54 PM

    I'm laughing so much, I got a hiccough..oh goodness, there's no comedy like sri lankan (political) comedy... oh goodness! guys, lets at least see the funny side and laugh- because otherwise we'll have to cry and cry and cry!

    Jehan Sunday, 11 July 2010 06:32 AM

    Anyone for BREAK-FAST?

    RanGoja Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:55 PM

    hahaaaahaaa ela talk eka!

    ruwan Sunday, 11 July 2010 06:39 AM

    there is a different between patriotism and racism... this guy is a racist ... always condemns other societies and others values ...

    Hema Saturday, 10 July 2010 01:11 PM

    We are proud of this young KALU SINHALAYA. He did it for the country. Colombian - monkeys, cannot appreciate bravery.

    GUNAPALA Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:57 PM

    SHAME ON THOSE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM .WAKE UP SRILANKA.

    Siri A Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:57 PM

    What a con drama that was! I always knew that he will never continue the fast for long. As expected that fast is ended. How can politicians ever die like that? They have to live to hoodwink the people, amass money, enjoy life and be in power for ever...!

    chamalka Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:36 AM

    staged drama comes to an end :-)

    Malaiyya Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:59 PM

    You quote an American President, Abraham Lincoln: “You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”

    Tissamaharama Saturday, 10 July 2010 03:02 PM

    Wimal, Thanks for all the entertainment

    shan Saturday, 10 July 2010 03:22 PM

    Mission Failed. Humilliated

    ann Saturday, 10 July 2010 03:27 PM

    we needed some entertainment this weekend, thanks to Wimal we got it .. wonder whats in for next week?

    jeena Monday, 12 July 2010 03:41 AM

    yeah we all look forward to the press conference he he he

    J Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:57 AM

    Drama Episode 1 end
    Episode 2 Next week.

    Wasantha Sunday, 11 July 2010 09:13 AM

    Majority knew & predicted the way how it would come to end. We are proud to be Sri Lankans.


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