Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for a public debate on the budget with the participation of all political parties, civil groups and trade unions in addition to the customary parliamentary debate on the subject.
Mr. Wickremesinghe who was speaking at a meeting attended by several political parties, religious and trade union leaders said such a debate of at least two days duration would enable a broad discussion on allocation of funds for important sectors such as education and health.
He said the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Front Line Socialist Party (FSP) should also join the UNP for a discussion on resolving the deepening crisis in the education sector. (Yohan Perera )
But FUTA thought your participation at demonstration and meeting would solve the problem- You yr UNP and FUTA are all nuts
Thomas Ranger Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:32 AM
The man has to say something after hearing of the new wave going to take place on the 18th of this month. He and his radical changes - BS.
dasdas Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:07 AM
This is a timely act by the senior and most intelligent politician nation got. Ranil is a master and if don't use him we are the looses !
richardson Saturday, 06 October 2012 11:39 AM
He is a disgrace, a fool, Sri Lankans who follow him are also fools
Kalu Sudda Saturday, 06 October 2012 01:01 PM
I thougt he was dead and the General was the opposition boss. Shows how much I know about local politics.
Manik Saturday, 06 October 2012 04:57 AM
Govt prolonging the edu. crisis and you are prolonging Govt's life.
Hal Friday, 05 October 2012 03:24 PM
Sorry sir, you will be soon out of the equation. I hope you have been informed of the new front that is being formed to fight the corrupt government. You have been very ineffective thus losing many elections.
Hal Friday, 05 October 2012 03:29 PM
Over the hill, out of touch and deaf.
Hal Friday, 05 October 2012 03:32 PM
You have lost the 2/3 majority in parliament. Now you want a debate outside. What a moron.
Dinesh Saturday, 06 October 2012 02:50 PM
Yes highly educated, decent but not so respected (nowadays) man...not a man but a gentleman.
But a power hungry moron.
Ran Ponil Friday, 05 October 2012 03:43 PM
Hullo Ranil..and you are prolonging the Nation's agony by continuing to be an ineffective and useless leader of the opposition..Shameful to say the least..Time you retired or just did whatever as long as you stay away from mainstream politics of Sri Lanka,,Bye Bye Ranil
Imran Hussein Saturday, 06 October 2012 05:59 AM
Mind your words Hal. You are calling a well educated, decent and a highy respected man a moron. It clearly shows whos the Moron.
Junior Citizen Saturday, 06 October 2012 03:42 PM
YOUR PARTY IS IN A CRISIS FOR THE LAST 15 YRS
Prasannajit Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:36 AM
Manik, you are absolutely correct.
ling Friday, 05 October 2012 06:22 PM
There is no crisis at all, Ranil you also knew that, just a politico agenda.
Medalankara de Chopp Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:03 PM
Ranil, you forgot about your appointment at The Conference in Geneva?
Medalankara de Chopp Saturday, 06 October 2012 07:04 PM
Master of running away from a problem?
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