Sat, 19 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Anura challenges MR to a public debate

23 October 2017 10:02 pm - 40     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader and Chief Opposition Whip, Anura Kumara Dissanayake on Sunday challenged the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to a public debate on the new constitution.

Mr. Dissanayake issued this challenge at a JVP propaganda meeting in Tangalle.

“They say the new constitution will divide the country and accuse the JVP of going all out to do so. MP Wimal Weerawansa is challenging me to a public debate. However I challenge his leader, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to come to a public debate with me. Such a debate is appropriate as I am the leader of JVP and Mr. Rajapaksa is Weerawansa’s leader,” he said

Mr. Dissanayake said if Mr. Weerawansa wants to participate in the debate the JVP is ready to send someone who is suitable for such a debate.

“We will expose how these leaders who claim to be defenders of the nation use patriotism and steal public funds and how they get away from court cases,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 40

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Anesley Monday, 23 October 2017 11:19 PM

    If JVP does not fall in line they will have no future.

    Red elephant Monday, 23 October 2017 11:42 PM

    Red elephant is running away from the challenge. Shame.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 24 October 2017 01:06 AM

    Does it mean JVP represent the government now?

    Kannan Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:32 AM

    JVP will always stand for the righteous issues.

    afraid Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:38 AM

    meaning or not - are you afraid to listen to what will be said in such a debate.

    Dan Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:18 AM

    Anura now you are a leader of three a wheeler party. No vote base.

    Jiffry Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:38 AM

    This is a good one and MR should accept the challenge then the public will know what the new constitution and the danger of it. I am sure no one in his party will come forward

    vithura Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:13 AM

    One of the rarest of genuine politicians from the south.

    nick Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:50 AM

    nop he will not come coz he knows u will ripp him off via DM Android App

    Derrick Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:07 AM

    Take up the challenge Mr. Former president without shaming off if you are an honorable leader

    ravin Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:25 AM

    Ha !! Ha!! if this happens it is going to be thriller.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:25 AM

    Go ahead both of you, make our day. But I'd swear, MR will put a 'vettu'!!!!!!

    daham Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:42 AM

    Really this fellow is now totally mad. That is why he can't realize the size of him and MR.

    Debater Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:29 AM

    Wot is the bet that MR will not agree! He may agree one day before the constitution is approved!! Well, that is his style!!!

    COWARD Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:30 AM

    The coward MR will never agree.

    Handipora Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:47 AM

    Hats off to you AKD to have made the above challenge in MR's bastion right opposite his Carlton residence. If MR is courageous enough should accept the challenge.

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:49 AM

    How about someone neutral to come forward to organize this debate. It will be extremely useful to the public. Will someone come forward please?

    Dhammika Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:00 AM

    I dont think MR nor WW will face a debate but if in power will send a white van.

    joshua Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:08 AM

    We have better things to listen to. Not these useless debates. In any case JVP is a bunch of jokers.

    Amila Senanayake (Lawyer) Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:29 AM

    Very good challenge Anura, but I am sure Mahinda will not come to debate with you as he can only bluff the innocent village folks not with educated people.

    Samson Samaranayake Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:31 AM

    Very good reply from Anura with regard to Weerawansa's invitation to come for a debate, yes - with fellows like 3rd grade Weerawansa, should not go, he could debate with 3rd grade politicians in his category.

    Sunil Gamage Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:34 AM

    Well, Mahinda is going to get a Hard Slap from Anura, let us enjoy Mahinda's down fall by this debate.

    T.M. Tennakoon Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:35 AM

    Hope MR will go and hide somewhere now.

    GUTS Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:35 AM

    Only the politicos in other countries have the guts to face a televised live debate - not in our wonder of asia

    Dp Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:38 AM

    The challenge was thrown by wimal,and the jvp is running away.

    Dennis Reeves Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:39 AM

    Well, MR is already a dead rotten vegetable, no use of this rubbish, waste of time Dissa.

    DANCE OF THE WOLVES Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:41 AM

    We are sure that the JO

    r86 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:41 AM

    no more JVP now and Anura destroying the party....It is so pathetic to see... via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:46 AM

    Mahinda

    GH Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:52 AM

    Mr. Dissanayake, you call a KING who saved the nation, for a debate? Who considered JVP a Political Party? A leader? What the HELL you are talking?

    Lahiru Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:01 AM

    First you debate with Dr. Wijedasa about deal with UNP

    willowsd Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:11 AM

    JVP is taking correct path, They represent the whole Sri Lankans. And challengingMR is the correct thing - leader to leader

    UNP Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:19 AM

    Dear Rathu Ali Patiya (RAP), Only Wimal challenged you for a debate not Mahinda. Are you scared to have a debate with Wimal?

    Sofia Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:36 PM

    If the next door servant challenges you for a debate, will you go or ask his master to come ?

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:30 AM

    It could be a great entertainment and we know who the winner will be even before the event. Rajapaksha has no guts to debate openly. It has been proved in the past. No balls.

    Krishantha Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:52 AM

    Actually here Anura Kumara has a personal conflict between Mahinda as he was the person who broke up JVP taking Wimal into his side.So Anura wants to get that revenge instead of representing the country

    Marikkar Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:23 AM

    Anura is a very resourceful person in terms of language and knowledge and Mahinda is no near match to Anura...... I

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:47 AM

    Do you honestly think a former 2 term serving Ex President of Sri Lanka is going to accept your invitation, (However it is a good idea) and these leaders should openly have a public debate, I would go a step further and say RW MR Anura, TNA and MY3 should all have a public debate without wasting our time.

    Senewi Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:50 AM

    A bad driver is driving a good vehicle

    Sri Wickrema Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:02 PM

    MR as a MP who very seldom participates in Parliamentary sessions and keeps mum will never accept this challenge.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu

Vavuniya tusker’s demise DID TOO MANY ‘COOKS’ SPOIL JUMBO’S RECOVERY?

On June 11 Sri Lanka lost another one of its magnificent tuskers that succumb

Life and Times of Dynamic “Thamby” Arumugan Thondaman

Thamby”in Tamil means younger brother. It is also used widely as a pet name



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.