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Former President Chandrika Banadaranaike Kumaratunge said today that she did not know the reason why the country’s President was for the past seven .years never present at the commemoration of SLFP founder S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike held at Horagolla

Former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike was assassinated on September 26, 1959 and a ceremony is held every year at the Bandaranaikes ancestral home in Horagolla.

Ms. Kumaratunge said SLFP loyalists have always paid their respect to the late founder president of the SLFP
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  • Chakablass Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:22 AM

    this is what you call -bite the hand that feeds !!!!

    Yehiya Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:26 AM

    You are civillized leader in the country & Bandaranayake family. Your failure is your cabinet & family members represented house.

    Naman Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:33 AM

    Why not challenge the current President during the next election for the President.
    No limits to be the President of Sri Lanka!!!

    Bagalawathie Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:04 PM

    Well he is working hard to get this country out of the mess
    your family put into.

    sanduni Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:24 PM

    If you want to keep Bandaranayaka name, send your son to contest next elections.

    Thomas Thursday, 27 September 2012 03:42 AM

    You are talking about the man who kicked off the ladder after climbing up.

    Banda Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:25 PM

    Just simply because of you. He respect all Bandaranayaka except you.. specially your attitudes against Sri Lanka.

    raviraj Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:13 AM

    because he has better things to do

    Medusa Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:35 PM

    Yes, he's on his way to starting another dynasty so why should he bother with history?

    krishan canagasabey Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:42 PM

    Why should any true sri lankan visit such a event, for a man that started the country on the path to war with his "Singhala Only" policy

    dev Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:02 AM

    well said!!!!

    wickrama Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:59 PM

    do you have anything to say about MR going to watch the two world cup finals (especially in the west indies )using public money?

    Freedom Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:31 AM

    president thinks about the people. if he comes too much of traffic

    Cobbler Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:03 PM

    MR could have cought the forgetting desease from Duminda.

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:11 PM

    No...Family Tree Vs Family Tree !

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:14 PM

    He's angry, because S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike destroyed English medium education in Sri Lanka !.

    Rick Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:38 AM

    Well said!

    John F Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:16 AM

    Madam, where were you at the last year's commemoration? There was only one memeber of your family. That was Sunethra.

    fASSEY Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:43 AM

    Nice to see you after a long gap madam,

    Real peacela Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:43 AM

    Family vs family

    mervyn perera Wednesday, 26 September 2012 01:25 PM

    Both families ruined this beautiful island wthere peace and trianquility existed between all the communities.

    N.Amirthasun Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:47 AM

    Country’s President thing SLFP is New Democracy party after 2005 November?

    DHA Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:53 AM

    madam he's elected president to look into the needs of the living.....and not waste time.....

    Lobo Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:56 AM

    Probably because respect and decency are not traits easily found in politicians

    Tissa Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:54 AM

    You never participated at the functions connected with your great father on 8th January.President and his father was very close to your family from the very beginning. Your mother treated President like one of her own children.Please blame yourself and not others.

    SudhuPancha Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:58 AM

    hehehe, sour grapes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PFernando Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:01 AM

    Because you was not in good teams with him after he has been elected for President and you did not invite for your daughter’s wedding. All in all you were not so supportive to your next party leader and then you expect him to be there with you at the commemoration of SLFP founder, which is absurd.

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:08 AM

    President is not very much bound to participate in the commerative function of your father as you yourself avoided all propaganda meeting of presidential election held in 2005 in favor of him.

    Cancer Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:10 AM

    He would have been there if you weren't. You betrayed SLFP by supporting SF. That's the reason!!!

    Yuri Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:08 PM

    Just try to find the Canadian MP what he said in Finding mission in Sri Lanka

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:11 AM

    Obviously, because Rajapakses belong to a different SLFP - not the party found by SWRD. In any case, Rajapakses are famous for their "Karapincha" theory of using and throwing.

    Mi Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:15 AM

    Massage is loud and clear Bandaranaike era is over now Rajapakse's era

    Dines Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:14 AM

    very glad to see you madam after long time.,

    RogerF Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:19 PM

    You madam backstabbed him before the 2005 elections to back your useless brother. You madam then have a habit of saying derisive things, nasty things behing people's backs and when people react, you pretend to be shocked and lie about it or claim you didn't say this. Mahinda knows what you did to under cut him. You backed General Fonseka only to spite Mahinda even though you refused to give Fonseka the extension when you were President and you said nasty things about him and he in turn called you unkind words back then too. You have no principles other than desperately trying to remain relevant. Your dynasty is over.. By the way this is no endorsement of the corrupt regime of the Rajapakses but you did not backstab him out of principle.

    warra Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:17 AM

    he discoverd that it was because Mr Banadaranaike that the country is in today hence the reason why we went through a 25 year war.he ate the county.

    RogerF Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:24 PM

    After ridiculing Ranil and late Lasantha Wickremetunge you shamelessly had them in a POLITICAL wedding at the head table with you for your lovely daughter's wedding. What principle was that except to cock a hoop Rajapaske who remained loyal to your mother and the SLFP and never switched parties? You may ask yourself how Rajapakse who is petty gets to know all the nasty unkind things you say about him on a regular basis and then pretend you are the victim.. He would have let you live at a Presidents House with all the honors and perks and privileges in Kandy if you did not backstab him in 2005.. What goes around comes around.

    Paul Albert Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:33 PM

    If you are not aware of what happened in the past, you have
    to keep quiet.

    Sujeewa Devarani Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:35 PM

    Go to WAZ. Nobody else wants you so dont come near any one of us. Please!.

    madujith Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:31 AM

    lol true true.....

    SeeMyWillie Ratwatta Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:39 PM

    Looks like this woman has nothing better to do now. So shes creating an issue out of nothing.

    Sudu Akka Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:50 PM

    We have had enough of Commemorations. Anyway you are there to do it. Our dear leader the Great King Rajapakse has to look after the affairs of the country and his time is more important . Madam please stop talking about the past and get on with your life instead of causing distractions.

    Sudu Akka Wednesday, 26 September 2012 03:52 PM

    Dear M Gone Hello to you and stop talking Paithian. Your hatred towards the Rajapakse is showing badly. Get a life and do something useful with your life. You can Commomerate him as much as you want as you seem to have all the time in the world .

    kingasanga Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:41 AM


    Em Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:45 AM

    S W R D actually destroyed the harmony of the country for his mere voted by presenting racism into the politics.

    Jagath Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:27 PM

    Well said.

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 26 September 2012 08:58 AM

    Absolutely and he probably doesnt want to see your face.

    Rahu Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:38 PM

    He is from SLPA

    mansam Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:04 AM

    Or it could be she had got late to come for ast seven years

    GSK Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:54 PM

    Be safe !!

    reporter Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:00 PM

    dear madam
    did you there on time.

    Leslie Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:04 PM

    Isn't there anything better to comment. The President is a busy man and he has much more important things to attend. But I'm sure he would have excused himself.

    reporter Wednesday, 26 September 2012 05:07 PM

    you are wrong as even the UNP in 1956 promised to make Sinhala the Official Language. Then only SWRD said the he will do it in 24 hours. I was not a baby then. I can remember as to what happened.

    Sam. Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:12 AM

    You ignored "Helping Hambantota" charges and nominated him as the Presidential candidate of SLFP.

    waz Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:15 AM

    Madam, Please COME AGAIN!

    ss Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:17 AM

    Is the date of death reported in the news item correct ?. I thought it was Sept 26-1958. I remember it very well because it was after the 1958 riots.

    Ram Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:16 AM

    One cannot expect the President to attend a function without invitation. You have not said if HE was invited?

    RogerF Friday, 28 September 2012 07:36 PM

    You are talking about a woman who constantly says ugly things about the President and also sabotaged him in 2005

    Leela Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:23 AM

    Can the good lady tell us how many times did she miss the annual Bandaranaike's commemoration at Horagolla.

    ling Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:03 PM

    How come for SLFP sixty years anniversary, u as a president for 12 years n one time SLFP president , where were you? U remind me of someone when say something sure get backfire.

    Rohan Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:13 PM

    It is you who nominated him when other opposed him for presidential candidacy. You should have known him better before you said yes. Now reap what you saw.

    veer Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:34 PM

    President was puctual..... by the time you arrived, he already left.

    RamUK Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:41 AM

    well said Ravi..but wait a minute what u mean by better must be joking right?

    Dilip Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:47 PM

    I thought president was in Indian during that time. Now you know Why ?

    berty Wednesday, 26 September 2012 06:48 PM

    He should have had come if you had not dissolve Ranils Government by JVP coalition

    Chandimani Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:47 AM

    But, still SLFP era. Mr. B was the founder leader of it. MR cannot remember it ...!!!

    sach Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:03 AM

    u would like to believe like that...but SLFP is very different now...its the UPA

    Lalindra Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:04 AM

    Co-founders of the SLFP were Hon D A Rajapakse and Hon S W R D Bandaranaike. The President commemorates the late D A Rajapakse, you don't. So don't complain about the President's absence at the Bandaranaike commemorations.

    M. GONE Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:15 AM



    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:28 AM

    She just wants to show that she is around, who cares. she is totally responsible for the countres mess today along with the then JVP.

    viranga Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:23 AM

    The reason is he is jelous of Bandaranayake's who have a respected family tree and comes from aristrocatic Walauwa families.

    Samarajeewa Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:36 AM

    You groomed him to be the President. So, you have to blame yourself for all what he does or doesn't do today.

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