Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella alleged that following the Presidential Election in January, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had offered him a ministerial portfolio if he were to join the United National Party (UNP).
The Parliamentarian said he was contacted by the Prime Minister who offered him a portfolio if he would leave with the 26 SLFPers who joined the government.
“During the three hour conversation the PM said the number would be increased to 30 members. He said if I were to join the party before January 5 (2015) I would be given a powerful ministry,” he said.
When questioned as to why Harin Fernando, UNP Parliamentarian elected from the same district (Kandy), was not given a ministerial post, the PM had allegedly stated there was a communication issue, Rambukwella said.
The Parliamentarian said he would never leave the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) as long as former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in politics.
“As long as the leader who defeated terrorism is in politics I will be with him or I will remain at home,” Rambukwella said. (DS)
Obviously your the aircraft toilet door sons famous father.
Premalal Monday, 25 May 2015 10:42 AM
On an afterthought, the real jakases are those who vote for jakases to rule over them.
mervyn silva Monday, 25 May 2015 11:54 AM
Even i was offered a powerful minisrty, but i declined.
CITIZEN Monday, 25 May 2015 06:00 PM
He will call him a "Dried Brinjal"!
V Andrew Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:24 PM
Yeah and you remembered only now? Were you suffering from Amnesia all of this time? or maybe you approached the PM, was rejected and now want to save your face.
silva Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:56 PM
Khalifa days numbered via DM Android App
Gamarala Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:14 PM
Oh yes, and he probably offered him the Minister of SportsPortfolio........Maybe he was dreaming...I mean the balcony jumper.
sanju Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:21 PM
Please stay at home.
True lion Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:23 PM
u took five month to say this, common man u better with theives
Madlin Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:37 PM
Sour grapes. Why didnt he respond to this story in January when it was made public in the press that he wanted to come back to the UNP and Ranil didnt want to take him. Pl stay with the UPFA as we dont need useless fellows like you in this govt. via DM Android App
Janaki Kalansuriya Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:38 PM
He must have been in deep sleep no?
T.A.KUMAR Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:43 PM
Keheliya must have being dreaming after s few shots. The GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NEED UNSCRUPERLOUS PEOPLE.
Sikuru7 Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:46 PM
What a Joker! Who would even believe these liars?
Sujjeewa Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:47 PM
Aney dan boru kiyannath enawada
sss Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:48 PM
hear hear a man with principles
Ahamed Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:58 PM
This man is dreaming as usual. RW is not a fool to invest a brainless goat.
Yapa Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:16 PM
This guy cannot be trusted, history confirms who he is, let him utter such foolish things, he will say more in future as well.
Bala Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:19 PM
Contradiction in the timing. You were asked on Jan 05 before the election but you also refer to - after the election - which was on the 08th Jan.
Liswom Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:26 PM
It will be a great favour to the country if you remain at home. via DM Android App
LogicalCitizen Sunday, 24 May 2015 04:41 PM
Then why did you have a 3 hour conversation? Maybe you wanted more money like 100 million offered to those who crossed over at the beginning.
Premalal Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:51 PM
Why anyone let alone RW would want a jackas in their team defies logic. RW has been accused of many things but political stupidity has not been one of them. looks like he is stranded and now trying to play hero to save his back. He had certainly waited for a long time to make his revelation.
Raz Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:59 PM
wise decision. Blessing in disguise for the UNP and their supporters. via DM Android App
Patrick Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:02 PM
Who believes him must get their heads examined
janaya Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:06 PM
RABUK,,, you are a good for nothing MR laundrymen,, never come to UNP as their is no laundry job, much...much.. much... better to be at home growing old.
AA Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:15 PM
It took a long time for you to to tell this tale.
dilip Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:22 PM
Dear Mr keheliya, I am a great supporter of Mr. Rajapaksa, but you should thank Mr Ranil if he did call you.
rodney Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:25 PM
This can not be true. it is very doubtful and unlikely that Ranil spoke with him for three hours. What to talk to him for three hours. He is overrating himself
willowsd Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:31 PM
you are a bloody joker, RW will never offer you a post? anyway you have no choice only to remain at home.
t_logi Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:40 PM
his son is a sleep walker and he is a sleep talker. Honestly who would keep you otger than MR?
adhil nizam Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:48 PM
Harin Fernando was NOT elected from kandy. He was elected from Badulla. This in itself is proof that Keheliya is a lying, deceiving crook.
Perumal Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:01 PM
Who is the idiot who offered a ministerial post to this idiot?
malij Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:03 PM
Please, please..remain at home. It would greatly benefit Sri Lanka.