The Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga had suddenly left for Australia on Wednesday night.
Ranatunga had openly said earlier that he would attend the meeting to be held today in Kandy, demanding that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa be nominated as the prime ministerial candidate.
Ranatunga had stated on his Facebook page that if he could have got the Australian tour cancelled he would definitely have attended the meeting in Kandy.
Clarifying his position, he had said, “My stand in promoting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as premier has not changed, I arrived in Australia as I could not cancel the tour this time as this tour had been cancelled twice earlier. Whatever restrictions are placed on me I will attend future meetings” (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)
Why? Did he miss the free bus transport from Colombo to Kandy?
Cobra Saturday, 07 March 2015 07:10 AM
How convenient but it was costly!!!
OMG Friday, 06 March 2015 02:08 PM
Time to split the SLFP into 2: "true SLFP" with MS and "family SLFP" with MR.
cyrl n Friday, 06 March 2015 03:53 PM
He is playing a double game. He wants to be MR at at the same he wants to avoid SLFP taking disciplinary action if he participates in the meeting todayand hence a bogus sudden trip to Australia. Nothing new for Ranatunges.
saliya Friday, 06 March 2015 04:37 PM
We salute you, Prasanna Ranathunga for having courage to protect the party with Mahinda. Jayawewa MR!! Jayawewa PR.
Euclid Friday, 06 March 2015 10:32 AM
Yes, first priproty watching cricket and and next Mahinda. Ha Ha Ha! All big talk and small mind.
kukula. Friday, 06 March 2015 10:46 AM
Please do not waste time on MR. He will never get nomination from SLFP, as long as madam, and MS is around.He may contest under the toilet seat symbol.Enjoy your cricket in Australia.
T Wickramaratna Friday, 06 March 2015 10:50 AM
So you are happy that you can now have the cake and eat it?
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 06 March 2015 11:01 AM
Aiyo Prasanna.... Aiyo Prasanna.... why are you hiding in Australia. When you get back from Australia you will have to go home and do some cultivation.
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 06 March 2015 11:02 AM
Those days Weerawansa was the dhoby of MR and now are you the replacement.
Horri Jimonis Friday, 06 March 2015 11:02 AM
How many billions did MR gave you to release this statement?
Bubble Banda Friday, 06 March 2015 11:05 AM
If you would attend the Kandy Rally today, for sure you will end up in the Kandy hospital.
Sri Lanka Friday, 06 March 2015 11:05 AM
Why he is so in to MR? Something fishy...
Ganesha Friday, 06 March 2015 06:10 PM
Is he a so powerful man than MR in the SLFP why can not be sacked from for breach of party dicipline
Vijith Pieterz Friday, 06 March 2015 11:07 AM
People in Kandy are dis-appointed as they were prepared to welcome you with rotten eggs.
Tilak Friday, 06 March 2015 11:08 AM
So you left the country not Arjuna. Before the election you who said that Arjuna will have to run away from the country. See the fate, you who had to run away from SL. Forget about your job here. Have a nice time in AU.
Patriot Friday, 06 March 2015 11:10 AM
Prasanna R is a typical SL selfish politician. He was talking big and got vanished at the right time... These guys are jokers the country should get rid of!!!!
Jimmy Friday, 06 March 2015 11:24 AM
The ICC World Cup is more important than demanding that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa be nominated as the prime ministerial candidate.
Gobba Friday, 06 March 2015 11:37 AM
Another joker trying to take us public for a merry ride.
Aussie Friday, 06 March 2015 12:30 PM
See u at Sydney Cricket Ground why not MR take wiyh u while enjoying his retired life. via DM Android App
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