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Wi-Fi, the burning issue of the country: MR

7 February 2018 06:38 am - 22     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday ridiculed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s renewed pledge that the country would be enabled with free public Wi-Fi by the year end, by saying that having free public Wi-Fi has become the burning issue of the country today.

Mr. Rajapaksa sarcastically said villagers are asking for Wi-Fi instead of fertilizer for their farms.

“Wi-Fi is one of the most necessary item of the people today. The most burning issue of the country today, to our people in the village, is not fertilizer or other necessities but Wi-Fi. People are asking for Wi-Fi everywhere. Therefore, the Premier has to provide it. He has said Wi-Fi will help the youth when dating. One cannot even do that in an empty stomach,” he told journalist at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Office yesterday.

When asked as to why he didn’t take part in the debate on the bond commission’s report and the PRECIFAC report, Mr. Rajapaksa said he would attend the debate on its last day.

“I was about to go, but a decision was taken by our party leaders to release me because I have to attend a meeting in Kantale. First we thought the debate will be concluded within a day. Had it been for one day, I would have spoken. Since the debate will be held for three days, I decided to speak on the last day,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 22

  • alex Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:35 AM

    you and your family are the burning issue in this country

    SW Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:56 AM

    True indeed.

    Gune Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:17 AM

    At least RW is giving us Wi-Fi. If it was you you would have stolen that too from us

    mali Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:50 AM

    Dating is a lifestyle of R's family.

    Kidney Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:56 AM

    When people ask water , what you gave at Ratupaswala. You sent white Vans instead of Wi-Fi. You killed farmers by giving bad fertilizer thru kidney problems. Wicked government is not necessary again.

    Lankan Netizen Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:58 AM

    Every drop of water creates the great oceans. Free-Wifi is not a issue but it is a step towards progressing our country. Why didn't MR give free fertilizers and subsidies to farmers when he was in power?

    SAM Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:27 AM

    But gave Night Race, Air Port, Mihin, Harbor

    SENA Wednesday, 07 February 2018 09:58 AM

    Was Nelum Kuluna a burning issue? Just named one.

    panduka Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:38 AM

    Burning issue is to stop you and your family from robbing the country

    Christo Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:42 AM

    Why are jealous MR ?

    Pali Kanda Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:56 AM

    Notice those evil eyes. It will be the saddest chapter of our beautiful country if he succeeds in his quest for power.

    Fedi Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:13 AM

    Lets appreciate the good things Sir.. Disagreeing to everything may give laugh to your dye-heart fans, but it will never win any other.

    johan Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:27 AM

    Did you solve any burning problem.Not at all that is the reason people sent you out.Now you are wolf in sheep's clothing

    pumal Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:30 AM

    Did you help the farmers?

    Sincere Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:43 AM

    His supporters behind him seem to be enjoying his acting!

    ja1962 Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:48 AM

    Now UGC doing their all admission by online, yes this is burning issue for village kids. not for your sons.

    Jude Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:01 PM

    Hey MR, JUST SHUT UP !!!!

    John Wednesday, 07 February 2018 01:40 PM

    This man has no brains to understand ...

    Ozman Wednesday, 07 February 2018 02:50 PM

    We regret voting against you. We want you back to develop the country again. The so called good governance government is the worst we have seen. NO doubt you did a few mistakes and hopefully they will not be repeated and we are sure you have learned from the mistakes.

    GG Wednesday, 07 February 2018 04:15 PM

    Namal baby is this your comment?

    Arnold Wednesday, 07 February 2018 02:50 PM

    With the money MARA and Co stole, every Sri Lankan could be give a car.

    White pasquel Wednesday, 07 February 2018 03:23 PM

    We cant live without Night Races in front of dalada maligawa. Please arrange Night races again withhelp of bud leader

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