Ranjan to work towards a truce between Prez and PM

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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday he had met President Maithripala Sirisena to bring about a truce with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and iron out any differences between them.

He said he met the President as a peace maker. “I am a symbol of peace (Sama Kurulla) and therefore I decided to undertake this mission,” he said.

The President had told him that he was under pressure from certain groups who did not want to work with the UNP.

“I will continue with my effort in bringing the two leaders together and ensure that the President comes forward as the common candidate. I am a friend of both the President and the Prime Minister, and also of the 6.2 million people who voted for a change in January 2015,” the deputy minister said.

He was our candidate and I want to maintain that status,” he said and added that it should be understood.

Also he said that everyone should understand that a government cannot be changed through a local government election. (Yohan Perera)

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  • karthik Saturday, 17 February 2018 05:14 PM

    Ranjan your effort to bring a truce between President and the PM is the need of the hour. Those who lost the power will try to grab the power once again by hook or crook. Hence these two people must not fall prey to them.

    Janaya Saturday, 17 February 2018 05:16 PM

    With how many shots?

    Brainmaster Saturday, 17 February 2018 05:32 PM

    I wish you a successful mission. via DM Android App

    Raj Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:19 PM

    Mission Impossible-7!

    Banda Sunday, 18 February 2018 12:12 PM

    Can a celluloid hero fix a national problem like this? Yahapalanayata kadeyana siyalu denata ABA SARANAI!

    Nana Saturday, 17 February 2018 05:56 PM

    Correct logic and good work. While shouting for Rule of Law and against all corrupt in all parties including his, this man should be made of Metal with a angel's heart. We Sri lankans are lucky to have someone with such qualities. Probably last HU-MAN in parliament.

    Hubert Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:36 PM

    Why a truce MS has no business with certain groups who are those certain rogues Decency and brains is lacking in our politics

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:56 PM

    Why is this man still a deputy minister and did not get an powerful portfolio and an influential party position?

    Chandra Saturday, 17 February 2018 07:07 PM

    As far as this coalition gov. Is in power it's beneficial for MR. The present government has 'no' agenda. This government will go in history as incompetent. All have the urge and greed to stay on power .

    bert Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:07 PM

    it looks like you want to have the same white van and other unholy cultures penetrate in to the country again.

    RR Saturday, 17 February 2018 07:18 PM

    Ok, no need to act...this is not a film..

    Herath Saturday, 17 February 2018 07:18 PM

    Honest and Sincere men are by nature speak their mind and so people generally don’t like them however when there is a crisis these men are what people look up to.Ranjan is an example.

    Dhammika Saturday, 17 February 2018 07:42 PM

    RANJAN - You were outspoken and spoke the truth . Deliver what your govt. promised in 2015 . That is what is needed to gain confidence of the people .

    Haramanis Saturday, 17 February 2018 08:08 PM

    Ranjan - the majority voted against you for the following reasons: persecution of war heros, persecution of Buddhist priests, agreeing to UN resolution admitting commission of war crimes in the terrorist war, no fertilizer, high food prices, introduction of gay marriage, no tangible development, selling of assets to India, free trade/travel agreement with India allowing indian labor to come in freely, harassment of war winning president and defence secy, general bungling of government, Bond Scam - the list is endless in just 3 years

    Alice Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:35 PM

    You missed the most important item: New constitution

    Mohamed Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:49 PM


    NDeS Saturday, 17 February 2018 10:15 PM

    Speak for yourself, ignoramus

    bert Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:04 PM


    Nuwan Sunday, 18 February 2018 07:22 AM

    Continued alliance between PM and MY3 with non of these addressed means a landslide win for the Pohottuwa next election.

    surasena Saturday, 17 February 2018 08:13 PM

    Ranjan tell MS to throw away the SLFP Chairmanship for the common good. Anyway, the bunch that he taking care of is just a spine-less double dealing crossovers never to be led by him. Try to reach a concession with MS and RW even possible with MR, never to entertain possible crossover who looking just the personal gain and this fulfills aspiration of all the voters regardless of to whom they have voted. RW shall allow to continue the entire term while MS playing the role of the enforce of the good governance. His sward will be further strengthen with necessary law and regulations to keep the government along the proper line and punish the individual who engaged in f corruption, regardless of the party lines. Most importantly tell the both that this a local government election and nothing to do with the mandate that they received in 2015. Yet due must understand the red-light from the people and must fulfill their aspirations as agreed in January 2015.

    Udda Saturday, 17 February 2018 08:14 PM

    This guy is smarter than I thought

    DHA Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:15 PM

    Please stop wasting time on unnecessary missions and please for heavens sake develop this country......this is real life not a drama stage now people are fed up with high cost of living UNP will never win future elections if you'll guys go on acting like this

    nimal Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:58 PM

    Very true

    chandra Saturday, 17 February 2018 09:55 PM

    Peace Marker, Can you produce film named "Rogues going in search of Rogues”.

    Santal Saturday, 17 February 2018 10:16 PM

    Well done Ranjan please proceed to negotiate and bring about a quick solution at the hour of need.

    bert Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:02 PM

    Thanks Ranjan , You are a honest decent man and your effort very much appreciated. Please continue with your work to make peace between the President and Prime Minister. Don’t forget you are the genuine voice of the helpless srilankans. Country needs the excisting unity goverment to carry out the work that they promised. President and the Prime Minster must speak with one voice and must help all SriLankans to have a decent life.

    V John Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:03 PM

    Two teas' please...less sugar...quickly ....!!

    IVJ Saturday, 17 February 2018 11:12 PM

    Ranjan is the most underrated minister. He is capable of doing greater things if he is empowered. MS and RW should consider Ranjan for the Law

    dIREsTRAITS Sunday, 18 February 2018 07:37 AM

    I like Ranjan. An exception to all the rules. We need to elect more of his caliber. Honest yet committed. He may have flaws and may not be a great leader YET, but, you can see him learning from the mistakes and getting better. Who knows, maybe the leader we need one day! I wish this guy best of luck.

    Ryta Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:56 AM

    Fools play mad where wise fear to tread

    Makiaveli Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:08 AM

    The efforts of the Honorable Minister is great. Both His Excellency and Hon. P. M. are politically mature individuals. A minority of party members and some troublemakers are making various demands and commands to the leaders. they do not understand the political or economic situation of the country. It is the responsibility of the leaders to listen to the majority idea and not the voice of the minority that yell like hell.

    Rohantha Sunday, 18 February 2018 12:47 PM

    Why can't these two men (MS n RW) , sit together and identify why MS wants Ranil Out and come to a compromise solution to the benefit of the country without taking the country down the hill and paving MR return. Or MS should come out in the public n say , these are the reasons why he requires a change so every body knows what goes on.

    Lion Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:13 PM

    Ranjan do every thing to stop MAHASONA coming to power.If he gets in it is certain that democracy become a history of this country and mahasona will be every where.

    Ayyoo Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:22 PM

    This guy is thinking he is acting a movie... :)

    MAD DOG Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:53 PM

    Ranjan, you are a great man and I have lot of respect. We all know today our country need a permanent solution post 10 Feb. At the same time I agree Ranil should give up politics sooner rather than later. Ranil is a very nice man. But today we need a strong leader to take our country forward. There should be no place for crooks who robbed our country. Please draw lines on those issues.

    Ceylon Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:59 PM

    Ranjan highly corrupt and spineless man cant change by discussions.convince him to resign for a able honest person to be president.enough he destroyed the justice,democrasy and economy.

    Martin Milton Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:48 PM

    They say one cannot make coal White however one may try. There can be no truce here for so many reasons. They are both people with such utterly inflated egos and there seems to be a 'competition of sorts' between these two individuals as to who would blunder the most! The 'cross overs' are another untrustworthy bunch and need to be elbowed out of any future Parliament. I am sure the Sri Lankan people WILL see to that too in the near future.The problem here is the greedy power hungry leadership which drowns out any other good aspects of Governance completely. MM

    ali Sunday, 18 February 2018 07:48 PM

    Ranjan,Please include in your points to request Prez to stop putting the blames and pointing fingers at others always. Do we have such a weak Prez who is bent upon others' pressure?

    Dad Monday, 19 February 2018 12:12 AM


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