Wigneswaran stranded in Vavuniya

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Northern Province Chief Minister elect C.V. Wigneswaran was left stranded for around three hours on Monday night at a Vavuniya fuel station where diesel had been pumped to his vehicle instead of petrol while he was returning to Colombo after a meeting in Jaffna, sources said.

They said the vehicle carrying Mr. Wigneswaran along with MP A. Sumanthiran and Saravana Bhavan and arrived at the fuel station around 9 pm for refueling.

At the fuel station, the vehicle had accidentally been refueled with diesel instead of petrol by an employee. A mechanic had to be called in to rectify the matter after realizing that the wrong fuel was pumped.

However, after repairing the petrol tank of the vehicle, the group had resumed their journey to Colombo past midnight.(Pix and nes by Kapil Nath, SK Prasantha)



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  • MirakRajBanda Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:08 AM

    It never happened so far to me or anyone who known to me. it's sabotage............

    PERERA Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:42 AM

    no big deal happened to me once.
    dont blame the pump attendant. the driver is the stupid one here for not specifying the type of fuel

    SAM_SPARROW Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:14 AM

    Just look at him how simply he is there. Salute you sir.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:44 AM

    Most professional chief minister history of Sri Lanka. We have to learn lot from north Tamils.

    sudda Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:44 AM

    මර්වින් සිල්වාට එහෙම උනා නම් පෙට්‍රල් ෂෙඩ් එක ගිනි තියනවා :)

    Dhammaloka Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:11 AM

    As long as if they dont try to divide this Island nation.

    kay Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:21 PM

    Because Daily Mirror is a platform for racists and not for real politicians

    raza Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:22 AM

    definitely not from deals.

    Madanamutha Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:19 AM

    Yes man, for you, fellows like Mervin and Duminda are heroes who mad headline news for you.

    No Hope Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:22 AM

    was it planned by GOSL????

    How ever pumping wrong fuel at first instance is not good!!!!!!

    LonwaboTsotsobe Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:23 AM

    Will the TNA+Diaspora fanboys blame the govt for this as well?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:23 AM

    Where is that Presidential Puppy Dog Douglas Devananda?

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:23 AM

    very true fernandeo some people just cant stand defeat

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:25 AM

    Judging by the red thumbs down seems the diaspora internet mafia have been very busy.

    true north Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:10 PM

    Every body should realise that the tamils from north voted for TNA and not for the extremists or LTTE sympathisers.TNA is a party which consists of highly educated,good people with democratic views.The truth is the people of north always wanted a peaceful solution within the united country but prabhakaran thought differently and by all means made the people follow him .Those who refused were marked as traitors and punished under his rule.So at that time people have no option and outsiders thought that the people of north are LTTE sympathisers. But the reality is not. Now people should lessen their differences and go forward democratically to sustain long lasting peace and prosperity not only for them but also for the whole nation to evolve as a developed country in the near future.

    Russel Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:07 PM

    i hope he will be like diesel , not like dangerous petrol,

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:32 AM

    Actually glad they won because now tamils cannot blame anyone else when things turn sour for them under the TNA..

    surain lal Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:24 AM

    human mistake well taken with humanity good luck sir you are a gentlman people of north are lucky enough to bring an educated well balanced person o manage the administration

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:28 AM

    May be all the guys travelled with you including the driver are fully intoxicated after a tiring election.

    Dhammaloka Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:27 AM

    Oh yes, That's why they get confuse and pump wrong petrol.

    zeylanicus Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:40 AM

    I don't think so. Its only some who blame the diaspora or the western forces even if they hear a loud far*

    Mustafa Jeddah Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:47 PM

    Mr Perera we need very good educated people to rule this country like Mr Vignesvaran. The ruling govt is thuggery

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:29 AM

    Cant stomach defeat, aha?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:33 AM

    Good warning to you after your victory. Be careful you may have en-counters worst than this in the future.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:58 AM

    Well his master would hav sent the yakko a heli, after all birds of a feather flock together.

    Ashraff Nazim Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:05 AM

    Face is the index of the heart they say. See how calm and relaxed he is despite the obstacle. That shows his gentlemanship.

    Nims Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:25 PM

    You say that north and south can't live together. Then what is the solution. Find a place the customs and preferences are equal. But if you think of a separate state it will be just a dream for you that will never come true. You idiots embrace every dead rope the west give. The US and the West wants to keep Israel and Palastine calm and start a similar conflict in Sri Lanka. So that they can continue their arms business for the next 100 years,

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:35 AM

    No, they are not that petty like the southern yakkos.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:36 AM

    They are civilised, unlike southern politicians.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:38 AM

    The last decent sinhalese politician who died was Dudley Senanayake. After that, all it was carnival for the Yakkos.

    Dilip Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:40 AM

    If you don't know vehicle types, just don't put comments for the sake of it. It is a Toyota Prado.

    Hamden Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:25 AM

    well said

    abeyro Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:45 AM

    This is an "International Conspiracy". Or "Jathiyanthara Kumanthranayake".

    Anver M. Mustapha Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:52 AM

    Shows the simplicity of an educated gentlemen politics

    Ram UK Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:02 AM

    very good observation from the pics good on you , you have the good skills of understanding things well done Mustapha

    Ram UK Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:03 AM

    ha ha well said

    Yahya Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:07 AM

    The casting of vote & taste of vote,(Mr. Warawewa last in wining list Mr. Vignaswaran top in list.) showed north & south can't live together.All custom & preference are totally different.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:10 AM

    Yes but why is he standing there looking frustrated? He should have spent that three hours talking to people, explaining what his plans are for the region and thanking the voters from the area who elected him. May be he isa novice to politics but not impressive there!

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:54 AM

    NM Perera once said "two languages - one country". If the correct decisions (unlike the crooked work MR is doing now) are made soon, the country will remain undivided with maximum autonomy to all regions.

    DCOL Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:13 AM

    Lesson to be learnt :
    Get the right stuff, at right time from the right people...otherwise you cant start your journey..

    Rohan1 Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:14 AM

    Just wondering..... suppose the same thing happens to Dr Marvin, we would have seen blood on the floor!

    Truthteller Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:15 AM

    I guess you are a blind idiot who think that only people like politicos n u only have money to buy such. Just like the ruling party thinks all others are fool, you are thinking all others are poor, shame on u.

    Prometheus Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:05 AM

    Mr. Wigneswaran, tharaha wenna epa, but 3-hours is nothing compared to the traffic jams and roads being closed for VVIP in Colombo.

    Truthteller Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:21 AM

    So nice to hear that cars available on duty free and a Prado is USD25000. I'm willing to buy a Prado from you if you could import one for Duty Free, USD25000. So funny!

    Ram UK Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:17 AM

    hope you and your DNA will erase from the face of earth soon.

    Truthteller Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:27 AM

    Welcome for that comment.. that's what would join people together...

    Perera Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:08 AM

    For god sake leave aside racial politics and respect qualified decent people like him as a Sri Lankan not as a Sinhalese, Tamil or a Muslim.

    Nal Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:07 AM

    Nice to see a gentleman in politics.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:18 AM

    Isn´t it a Toyota rav4? A Tomahawk missile is about half a million USD. Diaspora could now buy hundreds of these cars from the money they have saved in the 4 years. THis car, duty free, is only about 25,000 USD.

    raviraj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:07 AM

    fool, he is a retired judge. Do you think he cannot afford a Montero

    reader Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:00 AM

    a big thank you to the guy who did this and by the way where did TNA get money for monteros via DM Android App

    Jayamohan Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:21 AM

    god comment but unfortunately in srilanka very few people think like you

    Suddha Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:13 AM

    I suppose the negative comments are those who cannot take defeat.

    raviraj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:10 AM

    not every body has level of intelligence Kiris Baba

    MirakRajBanda Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:20 AM

    He looks a Genteman and hope his action too that of a Gentleman.....

    Mahroof Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:27 AM

    Gentle men only can realize gentle man. Mahroof

    raviraj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:11 AM

    come on give him a break, he has not even assumed office, what do you want him to prove

    Vazz Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:12 AM

    Lucky that he was not a cabinet minister who would have called a helicopter to resume the journey.

    sobers Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:13 AM

    Calm, Cool,Colourfull, Charismatic, corrupt free, committed personality. Wishing you good luck!

    Punchinilame Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:31 AM

    Yes we Sinhalese can prove the point of a gentleman CM
    with pushing up Judge Weragoda - will we do it????

    raviraj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:13 AM

    no one has done it, why are you jumping to conclusions

    Shagy Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:00 AM

    A very big thanks to the team, who repaired the petrol tank after that incident... via DM Android App

    Malinga Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:39 AM

    Can I earn something by fixing this?

    raviraj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:15 AM

    wrong petrol was pumped by the shed employees not the people traveling with him. Have not visited a petrol shed in your life

    ANTON Tuesday, 24 September 2013 02:02 AM

    HA HA NOT ONLY FOR THREE HOURS, HE WILL BE STRANDED FOREVER.

    citizenJ Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:42 AM

    Why is this an important event. Don't make these fellows into headline news.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 02:16 AM

    Surprised they didn't blame it on the forces. Now he will sit by the road and talk to people but soon they won't be able to get even close to him.

    Roshan Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:48 AM

    Why only TNA, all the members in the ruling party has Monteros,Pajeros and BMW, even their children and wife.

    coastel-beruwala Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:48 AM

    he is a very good man for politics! just imagine what would happened if there is a south politician??

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:28 AM

    Don't be too sure. There are many northern yakkos who are politicians.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:31 AM

    Pity the north also is full of yakkos. Hope at least now they will try to be civilized.

    fernado Tuesday, 24 September 2013 02:31 AM

    He is a gentleman, and we wish him good luck.

    Raj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:07 AM

    Jealousy will only ruin you. Learn to respect, then only you will get respect.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:33 AM

    Ha ha thats a joke.What would a northern yakko know about skills or understanding?

    nihal Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:00 AM

    we need more educated and professional politicians to south to improve the political wisdom of the general mass.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:34 AM

    Its a pity you are not civilized buffalo! Your comments reek of racism.

    Nimal Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:03 AM

    If this happend to southern politician. The employee would have already drowned in petrol tank

    Raj Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:10 AM

    This shows the true colours of daily Mirror

    braine Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:07 AM

    If its UPFA Chief Minister, within 15 minutes he would have got a Air Lift or Another Montero.

    Deepal Wednesday, 25 September 2013 09:13 AM

    Please don't do mistake like this in politics and do not let others to correct it.

    Musthafa bawa Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:12 AM

    may be EPDP played a game??

    Pubudud Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:08 AM

    True, He is ready for work , GOOD LUCK SIR

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:39 AM

    All these years its the northern yakkos who were petty minded bigots such as yourself. At least now try to grow up and live in peace.

    zavahir Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:16 AM

    North peoples intelligent vote create lot of life changes in north.

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:17 AM

    From the same source from whom other politicians got it.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 24 September 2013 02:56 AM

    May be purposely & intentionally this was done by his opponents. No doubt....

    Thusitha Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:19 AM

    We know he is a good gentleman We need this kind of leaders for Sri Lanka more

    Sam Samarasinghe Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:26 AM

    He is a well educated, charming Sri Lankan. Wish him good luck. Sri Lanka need this type of leaders.

    LabuPoosa Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:29 AM

    I don't know why there are racial and political comments here.

    Saami Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:35 PM

    Who is the owner of the fuel station? mostly owned by juntas or Kapati Procurers who lost the way.....................

    Vas Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:40 PM

    Good luck to Mr Vigneswaran. Just imagine if Douglas was elected CM.

    Maha_sudu_sinhalaya Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:04 AM

    I hope he is a gentlemen and not an individual who will sponsor the Agendas of GTF and the diaspora, so far he has proven nothing

    Scott Mora Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:49 PM

    Looks like a tiger waiting to prowl on its prey. This guy is another tiger in sheeps skin. Even the crazy LTTE leader who was killed by the army was allways with a smile .....

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:04 AM

    Good Start...

    Cobra Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:38 AM

    But seriously, was it a coincidence or...?

    MZS Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:39 AM

    through the same means as the southern politicos!!!

    Aegon Tuesday, 24 September 2013 05:10 PM

    Yeah, I guess, that why nobody talks about all the High Class Vehicles, the ministers and sons are driving!! such a shame for all the rascist people in the country. I am a singhalese, and I think I do respect this man, as he looks quite promising for the northern people, unlike the hooligons who get elected without any vision or morality

    LonwaboTsotsobe Wednesday, 25 September 2013 03:55 AM

    If you notice the "will" and the question mark in my comment you can see I have asked a question. Not jumped to a conclusion. Don't you know the difference between the two?


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