The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said the government should have invited former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamed or Russian President Vladimir Putin if it wanted to invite a foreigner to the Independence Day celebrations instead of an English Prince.
Addressing a news conference, PHU Leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said inviting an English Prince sends the message that we are still a colony at heart of the British, though we gained independence 70 years ago.
“Members of the British Royal family are not worthy of being invited to celebrate the independence. They are the ones who took away our independence. If the government wanted to invite a foreigner, it should have invited Dr. Mahathir Mohamed who built the modern Malaysia. If it still wanted a 'white', then it could have invited Russian President Vladimir Putin who is a symbol of patriotism and independence," he said.
He said the United National Party opposed to inviting Prince Charles to the Independence Day celebrations 20 years ago during former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's tenure.
"In Parliament, MP W. J. M. Loku Bandara criticized this move. However, the same UNP today has made Prince Charles's brother Prince Edward as Chief Guest of the 70-year anniversary celebrations of independence,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Honest John Friday, 2 February 2018 08:35
Bad choice Mahathir and Putin are both corrupt.
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Saman Friday, 2 February 2018 09:00
Why not the leaders of Swaziland, Uganda, Madagascar, the buddies of your former boss?
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Huna Friday, 2 February 2018 09:08
These guys are forgetting something , We dint win the Independent , It was given to us by the Brits
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5555 Friday, 2 February 2018 14:31
British empire robbed the world and killed lot of human.Gave us our independence but they don’t know they are loosing there independence very soon in there own country.
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das Friday, 2 February 2018 09:14
Forgive and forget, PHU losers
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sphkl Friday, 2 February 2018 09:16
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Banda Friday, 2 February 2018 09:17
Gambanpilla in action again.
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acs Friday, 2 February 2018 09:21
This just shows the primitive mentality of the one-man party, PHU.
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AZ Friday, 2 February 2018 09:37
Gommanpila always has something to complain about.. get a life dude!!
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Sincere Friday, 2 February 2018 12:20
What about the friend of your boss, the king of Swaziland and his dancing troupe?
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Ranjith Friday, 2 February 2018 13:18
what we get after independence?70years as a undeveloped country, because of corrupt politicians.
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Siva Friday, 2 February 2018 15:08
They could not find a prince who is in line to succeed the queen? .
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Mason Friday, 2 February 2018 19:52
The PHU is off it's head. Putin, what a guy to be invited for Independence Day Celebrations. Dictatorship is the opposite of Independence/freedom, and Putin is a ruthless Dictator, which PHU is presumably not aware of !
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sameer Friday, 2 February 2018 21:19
Mr. U. G Sri Lanka has become a joke thanks to clowns like you sitting in the parliament without doing anything useful to the country apart from slinging mud at the government, today anything done by the govt or opposition MP is made into a scenario just to get a say in the media. We as Sri Lankans should be ashamed appointing such people to rule our country.
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SARATH SILVA Friday, 2 February 2018 21:40
This is a joke, now you can see who circulate the bogus letter stating government conditional letter about visiting Royal Guests.
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upi Saturday, 3 February 2018 11:41
Gembabnpilla is an aussie citizen.Are they not decendants of the colonialists.
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Ajja Saturday, 3 February 2018 11:42
I wish we woukd have been better off under the Colonial(British) rule.Why did we force them to leave and what have we achieve as a nation for the last 70 years..only Corruption and Nepotism.
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