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National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa said today that his party was ready to follow its own path if the government didn’t agree with them on following the path set by national forces for the welfare of the country.

Minister Weerawansa made this statement at the party’s 2nd National Convention held at the Sugathadasa Indoor stadium yesterday. The NFF didn’t participate in the May Day rally of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance coalition and instead has held a separate convention two years in a row.

“The election manifesto of the President, Mahinda Chinthanaya was 100 per cent drafted by National forces in 2005. It was altered by new forces during the 2010 presidential election and created a hybrid manifesto. Casinos and related moves are the alterations created by these new forces, which blow up time to time. We are asking the government to follow the national movements’ path. If it can’t do so we will no longer stay as these are two different paths that will never align,” he said.

He said the latest casino bill passed in parliament couldn’t be trusted as there were modified words added. “This was why we decided not to vote for the bill. If it was a ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ bill, it would still be pending in the parliament without being passed. This type of casino bills are hurriedly put forward and they get the approval,” he said.

While lashing out at the officers of the Finance and Planning Ministry, including its Secretary, the Minister said that they were destroying the economy of the country.

“These are the ones who are responsible for bringing casino mogul James Packer to the country. They want to make Sri Lanka a casino hub. There was a casino businessman called Josim who tried to set up casinos here during the time of President Ranasinghe Premadasa. What he really wanted to do was to tarnish the image of the President. Packer is the second Josim,” Minister Weerawansa said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • dharmapala Monday, 05 May 2014 11:53 PM

    go for good, good for the government,

    Tilak Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:44 AM

    Enjoying all perks as a Minister, now only he has realize that the Government is not in the correct path!

    Lima Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:04 AM

    DON'T THROW STONES SITTING INSIDE GLASS CHAMBER , YOU SPIT UP FALLS IN YOUR FACE , NOW IT HAS HAPPENED , NO WHERE TO GO , IF YOU GO OUT OF COUNTRY THERE ARE PEOPLE TO WHOM YOU ARE LIABLE WILL CATCH YOU , THEN YOU ANSWER FOR YOUR LIFE TIME , NO USE , SO SUFER THIS WAY , ON BY ONE WILL GET THE PUNISHMENT , WAIT AND SEE , GOD ALMIGHTY IS WATCHING ALL YOUR DRAMA , ONCE THE MAIN LIGHT SWITCH OFF THEN ALL FELL DOWN

    sam Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:19 AM

    he'll never leave via DM Android App

    sam Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:24 AM

    He has done for his own weather he stay in seat or not . Coming the colour no gud via DM iPad app

    Roshen Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:20 AM

    DRAMA...

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:41 AM

    Can anyone tell me through which orifice on his body did he issue this statement? Certainly not his mouth.

    Kapil Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11:14 AM

    This is a trick to divert votes from DP and JVP. NEVER belive in this lemon puff jokers. via DM Android App

    silva Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:52 AM

    Meyaa thaniyama election contest karala hota bima anaganna yanne

    GAMINI Wednesday, 07 May 2014 03:24 AM

    Talkative Politics, good for nothing.

    IMS Postmortem Tuesday, 06 May 2014 05:56 AM

    He is the minister of engineering services, knows what he is doing.

    KUMUDU Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:12 AM

    Casino No Agreed. What about security of the people, freedom to speak and write. What about corruption. Law to secure CJ.

    AsankA Thennakoon Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:16 AM

    another lemon puff drama

    Public Tuesday, 06 May 2014 02:06 AM

    What goes up has to come down. This is Beginning of end of the road. Waited for such long time!

    tony Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:21 AM

    WIMAL WHY NOT YOU LET OUT THE SECRET PACTS YOU HAD WITH MR FOR HIM TO WIN THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

    Nuwan Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:23 AM

    First gun Shot .....more people in the Gov: to find some one who could lead them in front.........for a change

    Nuwan Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:25 AM

    First gun shot ...some one should start leaving the Regime..other will follow...

    mack Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:05 PM

    division from his own demons via DM Android App

    hb Tuesday, 06 May 2014 02:26 AM

    Go Wiaml go!!! Get packet of lemon puff and sit in front of the US embassy and protest until you die!!!

    Antany Peter Tuesday, 06 May 2014 02:59 AM

    Time has come for Wimal to join with the JVP again ;-)

    Pathi Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:26 AM

    DRAMA - PART II
    Never believe this guy!!!!

    Fernando Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:12 AM

    Another Drama to divert Peoples attention!!!!

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 08 May 2014 12:42 AM

    D'ont be hurry.....all type of characters are required by the democracy

    Ariya Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:46 PM

    joke of the month!!!!

    Malik Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:29 AM

    Ok, DUSTBIN of the history is awaiting to receive you. Good luck on your new journey.

    JANAKA Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:50 AM

    Who mastermind the housing development in Colombo? Is it you Minister or the officials from UDA?

    Concerned Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:51 AM

    Do not look at the face value of this drama!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:39 AM

    Do you think that this "Leach" will leave MR, no never it will creep under MR's garment and servive.

    kalu banda Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:56 AM

    What better example of CABINET RESPONSIBILITY!
    If you really mean what you say GET OUT.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:41 AM

    Putha don't do that then who will pay your Electricity Bill amounting over a Lakh, Telephone bills over a Lakh, and for your make up expenses etc.,

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:44 AM

    [quote name="Fernando"]Another Drama to divert Peoples attention!!!![/quote]

    He is a very good actor than Sharuk Khan .... he can do any part shamelessly.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:44 AM

    Its time people fall behind NFF leader to build a better Sri Lanka with a home grown economy which could challenge the WEST. Lets join hands to make our Wimal the next President of Sri Lanka.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:46 AM

    [quote name="hb"]Go Wiaml go!!! Get packet of lemon puff and sit in front of the US embassy and protest until you die!!![/quote]

    How about 100% pure Orange Juice added with multi-vitamins too like he had when he was fasting last time.

    Concerned Monday, 05 May 2014 06:26 PM

    Don't worry. Packer is still on street fighting in Australia.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:48 AM

    Feel sorry if Wimal leaves MR, who is going to wash MR's clothes?

    Azee Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:14 AM

    Characters who blindly voted for bills like the 18th Amendment are only now becoming wiser via DM Android App

    tony Monday, 05 May 2014 06:47 PM

    COME ON, ONE BY ONE, COME OUT WITH THE TRUTH. THE GOVT WILL GET BANKRUPT LIKE THE FINANCE COMPANIES. THIS COUNTRY WILL NO LONGER BELONG TO SRI LANKANS ALTHOUGH GOVT.ASKS ALL THE SAFEGUARD OUR BIRTHPLACE.

    old citizen Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:21 AM

    Feeling the on coming tremors and trying to pack up.

    Christopher DD Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:03 AM

    This is a big set up to fool the people. Don't buy this from Wimal.

    Rizaniya Ferin Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:36 AM

    Dont get fooled hes just following the footsteps of Rauf Hakim by doing a drama before the Presidential election. And then later will be quite like a mouse after the election via DM iPad app

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:04 AM

    Never know, sometimes he may have a plan to wash Ranil's clothes joining UNP, he is like a Lizard who will change his colours for the sake of Luxury Living.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:52 AM

    I bet my bottom dollar that this guy will NOT do so Until or Unless the ship starts sinking, by when most will desert.

    Jeev Monday, 05 May 2014 07:42 PM

    It's a Fault of America Mr WW???.

    Saman Gamage Monday, 05 May 2014 07:48 PM

    Why you don't say any word against the local Casino star.

    You are trying to protect the government by splitting votes at next election and then join back again

    You are a double game mastermind.

    Hassan Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:06 AM

    This guy is a real actor.He can act in any role directed by MR.

    Justin Monday, 05 May 2014 07:54 PM

    Aleluya

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:06 AM

    Weerawansa is very angry with Packer, sometimes he might box him at the air-port itself.... Ha.... Ha.... Ha... (Ponna Talk)

    wedingFirst Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:17 AM

    Drama quen back in action. this is stage drama, well planned. Later he will join back to RAJA. And he get huge benefits for drama

    Pack of Cards Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:18 AM

    He will be the Chear Leader when Packer Comes and Will get his Pack of Cards............he must be thinking of the USD $ Minister of Construction.....................All Drama..........Has any Minster Resigned... Karu J Says Democary is gone Who did a Jump in 2006.

    wedingFirst Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:18 AM

    Rather he will join back very much near to the election. Well planned drama

    prem Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:22 AM

    trying to fool the public - for how long....

    Ram Perera Monday, 05 May 2014 09:33 PM

    This is a wild arrangement between the Manager MR and the employee WW
    Ram

    dias Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:25 AM

    You can't threat the Government by telling you are leaving. If yo leave the SLFP led front you will fall in to a political Dustbin.

    Nanda Tuesday, 06 May 2014 04:26 AM

    Plan to go with Home again Mr.Weerawansa? Yes time to change political drama in our motherland

    V Andrew Monday, 05 May 2014 09:50 PM

    Seems like someone is trying to align himself with the opposition again?

    what2do Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:35 AM

    He is testing the reaction of the people. He is a policy-less politician. He and his wife are the only members.

    willows Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:51 AM

    Looking tat the comments, no one trust WW?? why??


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