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19 March 2012 04:10 pm - 63     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister Wimal Weerawansa today claimed that he had been subjected to a huge attack and local Americans were trying to kill him following a request he made to boycott American products.

 “Yes, I made a request from our patriotic Sri Lankans to boycott America and American products to show our protest to the American sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva and express our solidarity with the government. Surprisingly, the local Americans are attempting to kill me for making this statement,” Minister Weerawansa said.

Minister Weerawansa said he never expected such a protest and uproar for making a statement of this nature. “I have now realized that there are so many media personnel who get excited by  such statements. It is surprising to know that there are so many American sons and daughters in Sri Lanka,’ Minister Weerawansa said.

“It seems President Obama has travelled not only to Kenya but also to Sri Lanka as well. I do not care if they want to kill me. But what I said was to refrain from using American products and services.

The media has distorted my request and are attempting to interpret it as if I asked to boycott Sri Lankan products. I do not understand as to why they get so agitated when I asked to boycott foreign goods. They do the job when the US Embassy phones them to do the job,” Minister Weerawansa said.

He stressed that the people of this country had a right to protest foreign influence.

“What I did was only a small protest against foreign influence on the country to show that there are people who love this country. There are patriots who are ready to face any risk on behalf of the motherland. American torch bearers are found in any country,” he said.  (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

  Comments - 63

  • Guy from Sri Lanka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:38 AM

    All credits goes to those voted for him!!!

    dava Monday, 19 March 2012 06:05 PM

    Why don't he go for a fast to death...Such a patriot should try to do something like that. Just giving statements to show he love the country make him only a laughing stock, as he is always.
    Ask him to get to hell.......He is the first to bend to American pressure.

    Appu Monday, 19 March 2012 06:21 PM

    foot in the mouth..

    Dutu Gamunu Monday, 19 March 2012 06:23 PM

    Muuu Maaawa Kanawa...

    Most senior Citizen Monday, 19 March 2012 09:23 PM

    Yes Mr. Wimal ...your objective is crystal clear. We need to show our protest, objection and discontent toward UAS for shameful resolution against our mother land. You always voiced for the country and for that you are having lot of mud slinging and various kind of insulting. That proves nothing but how strong you have hit the point. Anyway, please be little careful when talking these days because " dollar kakos" are in action and they want to stop the voice of people like you. Stupid idiots don't understand the reality behind this.

    wanshe Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:20 AM

    be careful,your beloved iPad may explode and kill u!!

    Lanka Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:36 AM

    Who are these local Americans he is referring to? and how did he get a ministerial post ?

    Had enough Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:43 AM

    Yes He should ask boycott Tata and all indian products, do not travel in trishwas. biggest problem in this country.

    Kala Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:01 AM

    A real joker...

    JD Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:15 AM

    Are You crazy Wimal....Dont be a joker Bro...!

    CP Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:00 AM

    I heard your two children are studying in an international school, Hope they are not following western curriculum (USA UK)

    Roshan Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:15 AM

    Do you know who are the local American? They are the part of ruling clan. Everyone know who are they with American greecard.

    Criclover Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:37 AM

    "A patriot is a wise man not mad man" well said.......

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:17 AM

    No Google
    No Cola
    No Bajaj Trishows
    No Tata Nano
    No thosai
    No vadai
    No parata

    Rate perata?

    rish Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:18 AM


    ELA ELA...

    conscience Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:23 AM

    Is Indian PM also an American child...don't try to fool people Wimal! You fool yourself!!

    Wara Monday, 19 March 2012 06:03 PM

    Who sent this pissa to the parliament ?

    nimal Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:13 AM

    He shows howmuch he has educated .

    deepal Abayasakar Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:07 AM

    no body cares for you.

    Dismanirie Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:23 AM

    Wimal's utterances are a source of huge amusement to foreigners. But they do no favours to Sri Lanka, as he makes the country a laughing stock.

    Sakthivel Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:55 AM

    Wimal is the Power star of Srilanka.

    RHONDA TAYLOR Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:02 AM

    Who is trying to kill you in Sri Lanka??

    Are you politicians even worth a bullet today?? I dpn't think so!!

    zorro Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:02 AM

    IDIOT! have your thrown your IPhone away? real idiot!

    sisama Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:00 PM

    What kind of reaction can u expect from the local Americans when make IDIOTIC satements like that

    Benett Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:55 PM

    Wimal - if stupidity would hurt, you would be dead long time ago.

    shakoor Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:11 PM

    If u wish to do a favour to this country and to the nation please shut your mouth ,

    Leslie Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:32 PM

    Some guys never learn. Pity he is a cabinet minister.

    haris Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:40 PM

    We need more politicians like this. If the resolution is against India, Indians would look at it differently. People who are not competent to write a sentence in English, are supporting the West? Incredible. Anagarika Dharmapala must be rolling in his grave.

    Nishamani Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:31 PM

    American them selves finding it hard to get made in America products. Now all the products says maid in China.

    SALIYA WICKREMASURIY Tuesday, 20 March 2012 05:45 PM

    Local Americans, whoever they are, wouldn't waste time to kill garden snakes that think they are cobras.

    NonResident Tuesday, 20 March 2012 06:34 PM

    Time is right to boycott "Wimal Weerawansa"!

    kumara Tuesday, 20 March 2012 07:55 PM

    Wimal Gonwansa
    show your true patriotism by hanging yourself so that your mouth is shut forever

    Kuruppu Monday, 19 March 2012 05:23 PM

    Do you have any substitute Srilankan products for American products and services?

    Wimalgona Monday, 19 March 2012 05:10 PM

    So.. why don'y you ask your government to refrain from importing or using American products?? DM... please ask this question form him!!!!

    Critics Monday, 19 March 2012 05:10 PM

    He never cracks jokes, cause he him self a COMEDY.. LOL

    Kuruppu Monday, 19 March 2012 04:59 PM

    This is better joke than the previous one, Ha...Ha...Ha.

    suneth Monday, 19 March 2012 05:14 PM

    Unfortunately we still have many in Sri Lanka to say hurrai for this sort of comments. Therefor this politician will survive.

    GSK Monday, 19 March 2012 05:01 PM

    iPhone (apple agents ) in SL??

    Izmy Monday, 19 March 2012 05:19 PM

    We are now eagarly waiting for your response to the Indian P.Ms statement in the Lok Sabah.

    sundram2004 Monday, 19 March 2012 05:19 PM

    he is still on his dream world, wake up WW

    Rehman Monday, 19 March 2012 05:19 PM

    Bloody joke of the bloody century.

    Lunar Monday, 19 March 2012 05:21 PM

    Is this moron is for real?

    banda Monday, 19 March 2012 05:09 PM

    Seems he is still far away from realtiy. Grow up WW

    Mad Cow 642 Monday, 19 March 2012 05:25 PM


    Abbath Monday, 19 March 2012 05:12 PM

    haha oh please...this guy and his cheap publicity antics...either that or hes just paranoid...

    seeya Monday, 19 March 2012 05:27 PM

    Mr Modawansa.. you cannot sip coke and having a cake and ask us to boycott American products.And your wife using American Express as credit card in your name?

    Vee Monday, 19 March 2012 05:14 PM

    I think it is CIA behind this plot Wimal, don't worry Aniwa will boycott Google etc.

    krishan Monday, 19 March 2012 05:35 PM

    Daily mirror wasting its energy thorugh publishing comedies and jokes.

    M.Noordeen Monday, 19 March 2012 05:09 PM

    Yes. Wimal you are very good comedian

    Puran Monday, 19 March 2012 05:39 PM

    The problem here is that he has never been consistent in whatever he has advocated or stuck to cause he so vehmently protested or "fasted" unto death.

    The Drs other half.

    Concerned Monday, 19 March 2012 05:28 PM

    Lol... I guess the masses will believe him unfortunately...

    Cocohead Monday, 19 March 2012 05:28 PM

    You need to boycott any product or service in order to be a patriot. A patriot is someone who loves his/her country from the bottom of their hearts. There are priorities and the proper way to do anything and this is not the way. It should first start with the government policies on US and then drill down the same perceptions to the society. Just by making ridiculous statements and yelling like a dog doesnt make you a patriot. A patriot is a wise man not mad man.

    TruePatriot Monday, 19 March 2012 05:46 PM

    what if they slap you with a hand made in sri lanka?

    RR Monday, 19 March 2012 05:48 PM

    Utter Rubbish!!

    True Srilankan Monday, 19 March 2012 05:50 PM

    you are correct there are us passport holders, be vigilent all the time...............

    alex Monday, 19 March 2012 05:50 PM

    Can anyone please take him to a mental doctor

    Mishra Monday, 19 March 2012 05:38 PM

    He looks like mentally retarded guy.

    Sujith Perera Monday, 19 March 2012 05:44 PM

    Meyata hondatama pissu.

    Priya Monday, 19 March 2012 06:12 PM

    Wimal, please refrain from making such idiotic statements in future.

    It reflects poorly on our country when SL has so many educated talented individuals, that none of them appear to be working as MP's for the government.

    CHAMILA Monday, 19 March 2012 06:13 PM

    DM why are you giving publicity to this kind of idiot. Please let general public to know Wimal Weerawansa is a joker not a plitician .This mans wife always visiting disny land .

    Gamaraala Monday, 19 March 2012 06:00 PM

    looks like he is forgetting to take the tablets.

    Appu Monday, 19 March 2012 06:01 PM

    Aiyo Wimal.. Do not make us look stupid.

    fayaz Monday, 19 March 2012 06:16 PM

    So why don't you start another fasting in front of the fort railway

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