PM new Law and Order Minister

2018-02-25 11:44:04

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was appointed as the new Cabinet Minister of Law and Order during the Cabinet reshuffle commenced at the Presidential Secretariat today, President’s Media Division said.

President Maithripala Sirisena said the government needs to improve its policies, programmes and actions to serve the people better following the people's message expressed at the recent local government election.  

“The first priority of my government is the people and the country,” he said.

  Comments - 119

  • DHA Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:54

    Now that's an unexpected move.....

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    mahendra wijeratne Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:02

    law and order minister weerawansa would be happy to hear that he got released from passport incident and he can be proud of the new ministermahendra wijeratne

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    Arnold Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:02

    This decision would have cost a lot of money for the you know whose.

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    Jaffna Logic Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:04

    Most unexpected news,may be he has realised at last that the only chance for him to survive is to remove the gentleman gloves and get into bare knuckle fight.Who knows what would happen, MR may be a jungle guy but this posh boy may knock him down.

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    Ransam Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:54

    He is all out to save his buddies from bond scam

    Reply : 20       146

    malik Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:15

    This is the Guy who said Arjun is going for a wedding. Never came back to face Justice. Biggest Joke of the Century

    Reply : 13       137

    Pramod Fernando Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:26

    අල්ලපු එක හොරෙක් නැතේ - කයිවාරුව එමට ඇතේකඩුව සමග මඩු වළිගය - ඕං තියලා රනිල් අතේ

    Reply : 4       91

    Bala Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:54

    He will be more keen on saving Arjuna Mahen Arjun Aloy etc.

    Reply : 16       101

    Appu Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:33

    Sigh of relief for all thieves in both Govts.

    Reply : 9       63

    nimal Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:10

    Ruined the economy as Finance minister. now to ruin the Law and order in our country. We are finished.

    Reply : 13       78

    Clueless Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:13

    Bold move. If Ranil can show results in the next two years he is in with a chance. Dont get yourself muddled with too many objectives. Try fixing the top priorities first. Financial crime should be top of the list.

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    das Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:15

    On the positive side, if none of the criminals are caught, we know who to blame. He won't have anyone else to blame either. The party's next loss due to inaction will be his fault.

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    Admitted to Monday, 26 February 2018 08:58

    Already start favoring - BOND robbers are admitted to Prison Hospital.

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    johan Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:04

    Before CBK era Until Oath taking ceremony nobody knows who are the Mps to which ministry. Now Portfolios are fixed on outsiders recommendations. If someone hates he cannot get a portfolio also.Now MR and JO will dance as they want. For another two years all culprits will hide in temple trees.SF will be disappointed

    Reply : 15       86

    Saman Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:08

    Clear cut suicide mission for Ranil. I see more than anything else do or die situation.very likely an end road for UNP. Good luck!!!

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    Johan Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:55

    Yes Saman Our guessing should be all fraudsters and murders in the previous and present regime will be happy and hide in Temple trees till 2020.after the General elections they will come out with flying colours and UNP will go home another 20years

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    Mr Facts Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:02

    SF? Who lost the election to get elected as even an MP? Who got only 5000 votes? And then thanks to RW, who came to Parliament through babkdoor?

    Reply : 19       21

    Bala Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:05

    Another useless move. He will appoint committee after committee to delay everything.

    Reply : 9       119

    Premalal Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:06

    We have had great leaders and bad leaders but the current President is the most useless one.

    Reply : 8       78

    Shan Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:05

    Why cant you take all ministerial post?

    Reply : 6       80

    Dan Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:10

    Where is FM Fonseka...must be a rude shock for him...

    Reply : 11       84

    M O Daya Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:38

    The Sunday Times of today states that Sirisena had rejected Ranil's proposal to appoint SF as Minister of Law

    Reply : 9       47

    Tariq Thowfeek Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:40

    MS is a coward so he stopped SF appointment according to Sunday Times

    Reply : 4       29

    Citizen Perera Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:10

    This is an important ministry......Unfortunately wrong man has taken over.

    Reply : 14       98

    Premalal Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:09

    Hora has been given the police.

    Reply : 4       44

    Mahi Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:12

    So, now you can catch Bond Mahendra!

    Reply : 4       89

    Dr.Siri Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:13

    The game proceeds as planned to protect the opposition.

    Reply : 8       71

    Premalal Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:08

    The puppet at the top dances at the humn of a tune.

    Reply : 4       33

    Casanova Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:14

    So he can favour the Brothers.

    Reply : 6       56

    Sarath Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:16

    Excellent. Great choice. Good luck PM

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    SARA Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:16


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    voter Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:17

    Reminds me of the Sinhalese saying "Nariyata Kukullu Tika Baradunna Wage". Way to go UNP you will definitely rule till eternity with RW as your leader.

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    Ceylon Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:20

    Bank rober apointed to catch thieves.curse on you sirisena.curse on you ranil.this two traitors again started to destroy the country.people get organise to jail this anty people and country two useless corrupt men.

    Reply : 13       69

    Ss Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:59

    Why so upset. These are your leaders.

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    voter Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:48

    This is a good tactical move by M3. If RW is genuinely interested in catching the thieves. This is his opportunity which even M3 doubts. Hence he has given it to RW.

    Reply : 3       19

    Nana Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:22

    Path is clear. Not much to be expected than cunning tricks to deceive us. We will be donkeys forever..

    Reply : 5       56

    SARA Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:22


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    Premalal Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:09

    R.I.P My3.

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    Waco Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:23

    Big Joke.

    Reply : 5       59

    Lokka Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:26

    Majority of the nation wanted to see SF is appointed for this position. RW is not suitable and destined to loose the next election in a big way.

    Reply : 17       66

    Yahapala Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:09

    No doubt. UNP Rip because of this person.

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    Gayan Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:32

    Majority of people? He had only 5000 votes.

    Reply : 10       19

    Ceylon Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:27

    Sirisena and ranil both failed their ministries.force them to pay the billions of damagess for the lossess to the government.

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    Johan Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:28

    At least SF should be state minister under PM to have a proper control over the Law and Order.

    Reply : 19       50

    Jonson Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:32

    People expected SF as law and order minister but what ever said Rajapaksha family will be safe. via DM Android App

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    Gayan Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:33

    So are Bond family. RW RK AM etc.

    Reply : 2       18

    Waco Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:42

    Has RW discharged his duties in the past two years or so , efficiently and effectively?

    Reply : 7       31

    Bala Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:27

    No No No No No and no again till eternity

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    Chux Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:43

    Disaster he is ideal protect the Rajapaksha family

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    De Silva Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:45

    MR is lucky.The corruption cases will drag on till the next general election.

    Reply : 5       59

    TJ Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:47

    The JO must be having a sigh of relief. Their one friend has appointed another friend to look after their interest

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    ShaB Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:51

    I’m sure you will be able to save more friends from prosecution.

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    Jay Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:00

    Worst change. From Sagala to Ranil. We needed someone who could discipline the people who cause havoc in our country.

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    John Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:04

    Your track record so far has been dismal in not putting known rogues behind bars, in fact the main reason why your party lost recently. Please at least now correct the situation most right-thinking Sri Lankans are seriously concerned about.

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    Ceylon Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:53

    What a joke.this traitir got a contract frm rajapaksas to save them and destroy unp.

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    Sincere Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:04

    All his sponsors must be rejoicing today!

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    noor Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:10


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    Harry Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:11

    Himself, Mahendran, RW [The Royal Buddies] and MR of course!

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    W.W. B.R.A. Celt Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:13

    During the long trouble years, he survive as is good fiends supported him and gave protection to survive. He is not person of a caliber of "Moosila" in "Guttila Kawya" . He will protect all citizens including those who supported him during his difficult days. I like him.

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    Pradeep Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:16

    God bless UNP.. this man will not punish his friends such as Allosius family, MR family and all high profile robbers ... people will not vote for UNP in future.. they still think that people are fools

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    johan Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:18

    Atleast SF should be made State Minister to assist PM to bring down all former culprits from JO, to the book.Talatha OKay she is relieved from Foreign affairs ministry so that she can do fast job in installing special courts to put things right

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    Sam Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:22

    I O the very person everyone is pointing the finger at get the ministry so that he can himself and his friends. Sirisena how can you be dupted so easily.

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    aneeyy!! Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:47

    President is not a fool guys... PM has been given the rope. He can either hang the wrong doers or hang himself by not doing what needs to be done... And if its the latter the UNP will not stand a chance in future... Genius!!

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    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:27

    What ever said and done, Rajapaksas', their family members, their stooges and so called Ranaviruwas are much more luckier than we think.

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    Harry Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:15

    May I correct you Lanka - Much More Smarter than we think!!!!!

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    JD Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:28

    Clear evidence.... HE is safe guarding all the Thieves, Drug dealers, murderess and so on.... God bless Sri Lanka.

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    ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:33

    Good stroke by president to appoint PM as L& O minister to destroy the UNP and save all 34 culprits lined up for prosecution and those already indicted for murder and mega frauds. via DM Android App

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    Dr.Siri Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:37

    What a Nation and the game goes on

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    Graham Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:38

    Old wine in new bottle...

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    Kenny Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:49

    No point all the ROGUES will be given full protection This Portfolio should have been given to. SF. Duping the Masses once again

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    ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:39

    Keep the portfolio till SF returns and appoint him or otherwise you will have no returns in rest of your political career where you will be crowned as a traitor. via DM Android App

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    Blessing Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:41

    Worse than the previous Law and Order Minister!

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    Gamaya Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:22

    No difference. Sagala was anyway RW's tool. Only the man has changed. Same tool.

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    wije Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:49

    If we could credit H.E. with political farsight, we could say that Ranil has been given the L

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    BV Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:52

    From Golaya to Gura .Nothing constructive.Peoples aspirations once again blasted.

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    Voter Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:53

    The law abiding people of this country was looking forward to FM Sarath Fonseka being appointed the Law and Order Minister. The least expected man has taken that Portfolio.and what a thorough disappointment !

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    Ceylon Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:01

    Unp no need enemies,unp has enemies withing.ranil traitor never go voluntary even after rob the bank for billions.unp voters now must be quick to react to push him out of party.allready 65,000 unp victims of political revenge will be triple with next election surely jo come to power.

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    FRASTATOR. Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:07


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    RM Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:12

    Cleverly leading the United National Party to its grave.

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    ghaffa Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:14

    who ever says its a good move, no this will be a failed.the most correct person is FM Sarath Fonseka a experience man in the military. may be this fore temporary until FM come to the island.

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    Dr.Anton Suthaharan Marianayagam Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:18

    Congratulations Sir! A surprise indeed. Please think of the poor people of all walks of life and their daily struggle to pay the national debt which has been enjoyed by very few VVIP thieves. Prove you patriotism.

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    JOLLY LAD Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:24

    SLPP and SLFP would be really happy because this move will clearly Mark the end of the UNP .

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    Dr.kumaranayake Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:39

    In my understanding of political psychology, if Mr.Sarath Fonseka is appointed to the post of law and order, this government will be Gained highest popularity among people within 6 month........why RAnil wanted to hold this post after all failure ? Dr.kuma

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    Jehan Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:03

    Highest popularity in 6 months and lowest popularity in 2 years

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    Waco Monday, 26 February 2018 05:55

    Field Marshal SF is the ideal person for this Ministery.

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    prasanna gunawardena Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:40

    You are the best thing that happened to Rajapaksers

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    Ivarai Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:47

    Last nail in the coffin for all the good governance hopes.

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    ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:48

    PM was appointed to save the SLFP ministers who are among the 34 as the SLFP vehemently protested of appointing SF to save their skin. This is going to boomerang on the president. via DM Android App

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    Avanka Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:00

    No person will be arrested it will be all deals and he will paved the way for the rouges to be in power God Bless Sri Lanka

    Reply : 0       17

    YAMADUTHA Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:10

    King of bond bank robber got Police from Austrailian robber

    Reply : 0       14

    punchinilame Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:16

    Apparently basic politics - they are guarding themselvesfirst. MS has the Forces under him and RW the Police -both fearing calamity in their mighty existence!!!!

    Reply : 0       10

    Ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:22

    Master stroke by President to save the 34 SLFP financial criminals from prosecution by appointing the PM who is on the road to ruination of party and himself. via DM Android App

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    Chris Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:40

    Bad decision by MS n PMThey will never come back to power in 2020 even if they last till 2020

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    ananda Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:47

    RW as minister in charge of CB has been disastrous in the past 2 years and now L&O. All 34 political criminals will frequent Temple Trees and rejoice PMs appointment. via DM Android App

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    mark Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:49

    What a farce . Shame on you Mr Prime Minister. Protecting all your Royal college buddies to save your position and let the country go to hell."Fearless Prime Minster " - A country like no other

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    Lanka Perera Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:49

    Please don't forgive and forget, bring the culprits before the law.

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    Gayan Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:35

    I doubt he will bring himself to book over the bond scam.

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    Lokka Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:05

    It is unfortunate that the country is lacking the caliber of UNP leaders like Ranjan Wijeratne today similar to SF character to a certain extent. RW will take the UNP and the country to graveyard.

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    Waco Monday, 26 February 2018 06:01

    We lost Mr. Ranjan Wijeranthna. Only person who can come closer to him is SF.

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    Sofia Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:18

    I only hope the PM and President will see the outpourings of grief in this column at the funeral of Law and Order in Sri Lanka by the PM taking over this important Ministry. RIP Sri Lanka, UNP, SLFP and all good citizens who expected the govt wll learn its lesson on the local govt polls result.Amen.

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    sas Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:28

    There will be plenty of talk but no action. A sigh of relief for Rajapakha .

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    Jehan Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:32

    The first thing for the next government is to probe about the arms importing company setup by Fonseka's son in law.

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    Lara Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:34

    ayyo fonny. jumped the gun too soon.

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    Buwa Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:38

    This is the yahapalanaya in summary. Huge noise then zero work. Sorry to say but 2015-2020 should be named the lost 5 years.

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    Hesh Sunday, 25 February 2018 16:39

    Ha ha fonseka even threw a multi million party saying he will be the next law and order minister

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    Ashraff Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:11

    Our PM is the number one mega dealer. He knows only to add funds to parties account. No way until till guy in law and order any big politicians and business mans those involved in curruption will be given right punishment according to country’s law. Mother lanka all the best your politically corrupted PM handling law and order. He was reason for UNPs downfall and now this guy will destroy the party. Aiyo Mother Lanka and UNP

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    Ravi Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:21

    What a disgusting scenario. Lips smacking for rewards won !Anyway , only 2 years more .

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    Yeti Sunday, 25 February 2018 17:28

    Be that as it may but I wonder who will have the last laugh!!!

    Reply : 0       9

    CITIZEN Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:00

    He is already a law unto himself and it is in order!!!

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    Jayantha Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:03

    Egata denena wenasa.

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    Citizen Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:07

    I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!

    Reply : 0       14

    Waco Monday, 26 February 2018 06:05

    My3 can not read these comments.

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    Mason Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:32

    Mr. Prime Miinister, trust you'd do better in the 2nd Innings, having failed miserably in the 1st, when you appointed only committees, frequently traveled abroad and shielded Bond Scam Master mind, your friend. People are anxiously awaiting to see the rouges of the previous regime arrested and punished, the bringing down of the cost of living and the Cabinet of Ministers and MPs, as well as Political appointees adopting a simple life style.

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    Colin Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:53

    Watched News I was amazed the ministers coming in a super luxury vehicle n ordinary citizens struggling to meet daily needs it’s a joke n we have to take responsibility electing these rogues ... enough is enough come to street to protest and look for leader not politician to run the country

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    Upul Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:24

    Ranil's new portfolio is a very good indication that this govt. has no intention of fulfilling their main promise of catching the thieves of the previous and present regimes.

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    sunil vijaya Monday, 26 February 2018 07:11

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    Ajja Monday, 26 February 2018 08:05

    "Baduth Hamuduruwange....Naduth Hamuduruwange"Both crazy leaders have taken the country and its people for a good ride....

    Reply : 0       6

    dulan Monday, 26 February 2018 08:50

    Ranil will in effect make SF the Minister .

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    sobers Monday, 26 February 2018 09:17

    Very poor choice. sarath Fonseka would have been the best choice. This is hoodwinking the public.

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