Sri Lankan politics a stinking cesspit: Vedda Chief

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The Vedda Chieftain, Uruwarige Wannilaththo, rejected Sri Lankan politics as a stinking cesspit while stating that he felt disgusted to see the behaviour of the rulers of the country who acted as pre-school children after the Easter Sunday attacks in which innocent men, women and children were killed. 

He said some people who visit him call on him to contest the presidential election but said he did not want to fall into this cesspit. 

"When some people request me to contest the forthcoming presidential election, I sometimes feel like coming forward and show the country the correct path, but soon I backed down with the thought that I should not get myself destroyed by falling into this mess,” he said. 

Speaking to the media after a religious event organised to mark his 72nd birthday at the Mawaragala Aranya Senansana in Dambana on Friday, the Vedda Chief lamented that the entire country was now at a complete standstill after suicide bombs went off in different places in Colombo and Batticaloa on April 21.

He observed that even during the 30-year-long separatist war which was confined to a part of the country, development activities were not stalled and people of many areas did not feel whether there was a war in the country. 

Wannilaththo accused the current leaders for passing the buck after the Easter attack and added that it was also disgusting to note the behaviour of the government ministers. He said the entire country was sharing the same feeling. 

“Leaders should get together for a single purpose without being at each other's throat in the face of the disaster the country is faced, but they are not concerned about the situation. They even do not remember what has happened to the country,” the indigenous leader claimed. 

Referring to many incidents where politicians were jeered and chased away by the people, he said that this was the manifestation of the frustration of the people. He attributed to party politics, in which some people ridiculously say that even their blood is green or blue, for the mess the country is faced with. (Ranjith Karunaweera)

 

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  • sl Monday, 17 June 2019 01:27 PM

    Ugly truth!!!.............225 1 must be replaced with genuine leaders.

    Ranjith Monday, 17 June 2019 01:29 PM

    Very true our politicians not even worth of shit Most of the politicians are tin politics to earn money robbed the country MR MS and RW all are power hungry ruthless politicians no love for our country

    Gihan Desoyza Monday, 17 June 2019 01:38 PM

    Uruwarige Wannilaththo should be the ruler of the world! Get rid of all the politicians!

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 17 June 2019 01:41 PM

    The fish rots from the head.

    DrW.Katugampoa Monday, 17 June 2019 02:00 PM

    Make him the vice chancellor of Rajarata university. Well said chief. Wasantha

    das Monday, 17 June 2019 02:23 PM

    Care to be the next common candidate?

    Chux Monday, 17 June 2019 02:38 PM

    Very happy you understand that

    Sambo Monday, 17 June 2019 02:43 PM

    What you have stated is God's truth. They call you "Veddha" but you have a better education to think in a proper way. Unlike the "Veddhas" in parliament.

    Ponkoh Sivakumaran Monday, 17 June 2019 04:11 PM

    He talks more sense than any politician or any religious leader. These guys took our country to ruin so that they could prosper.

    Harsha Jeevendra Tuesday, 18 June 2019 05:21 PM

    He is the leader of the indigenous community in this country. He hails from the oldest community in this country. All others came to this country after them


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