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UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had a nasty experience when his official vehicle broke down twice last Sunday due to the use of low quality diesel fuel.

The Leader of the Opposition had this problem when travelling from Polonnaruwa to Ampara in the official vehicle assigned to him by the government.

As a result of the engine failure the vehicle could not be driven any further. Guided by the fault indicating bulb on the vehicle, the diesel filter had been replaced and the balance diesel in the tank drained out and replaced with super diesel. This had corrected the fault.

Mr. Wickremesinghe commenting on this unpleasant experience said that, on an earlier occasion, he had filled the tank of his private vehicle with inferior petrol imported by the Rajapakse government and the vehicle had been damaged.. Now this inferior diesel fuel had damaged his official vehicle. He said this showed that the government was not only dumping garbage on the people but also on his vehicles. (Sujith Mangala De Silva)
 
 
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  • YASEER ARAFATH Friday, 03 August 2012 08:34 AM

    RW is the only true leader available in the country.most of the Sri Lankans aremisread him and not nderstood his vision.on top of that he does not entertain roughs and dishonest people.if he contested in Malasia or Singapore,he would be a life time leader.unfortunately Sri Lankan wants to have self boasting and noodles leader.

    Aney Machang Friday, 03 August 2012 05:41 PM

    RW you have messed up everything that is given to you free,
    go home and never come to Siri Kotha, if you still want favours then go to Temple tree.

    sampath Friday, 03 August 2012 09:22 AM

    he can't win elections because emotionally guided irrational people like you vote for other parties, and then complain

    Best Saturday, 04 August 2012 07:48 AM

    Best comment

    Tonto Friday, 03 August 2012 09:32 AM

    /what else can one say, this is the plain truth and nothing but the truth. The guy is a breakdown himself, ha, ha, ha.

    Azmi Friday, 03 August 2012 09:49 AM

    Everyone know he expired products, it's no surprise breakdown it's a good time to "QUIT " your political journey

    Falool Friday, 03 August 2012 09:56 AM

    And replace with whom??? Azmi, dont carry a brief for Sajit P.

    ishan Saturday, 04 August 2012 08:27 AM

    Funny - Always the first to break down! Atleast hes trying to be with the people on this one! Surely hes one of those truly unlucky fellows to have been affected on both occasions. - Just like with his elections - always unlucky.

    mahajana Friday, 03 August 2012 09:48 AM

    miracle run on diesel/petrol , those who changed to diesel after petrol debacle became victims again.

    Devaka Friday, 03 August 2012 10:05 AM

    Even if he uses rocket fuel it will be a breakdown!

    joe Sunday, 05 August 2012 08:58 AM

    He deserve this as he is broken himself. Absolutely a liability to the country. But the government needs him in this post

    @Zoo Friday, 03 August 2012 10:23 AM

    imported by ZuZil?

    Gayanga Friday, 03 August 2012 10:34 AM

    This issue is about the quality of the Diesel, where the Govt is accountable and is not about Ranil. It's good if we can be more objective than this.

    eddy Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:55 AM

    Give Ranil a break this might have been a sabotage by the ltte.

    Gamma Friday, 03 August 2012 10:43 AM

    when next time government imported substabdared Kerosene , definetly RW 's vehicle will be damaged becasue last time his car run by petrol damaged .. this time his car run by Diesel damaged,, next time.. kerosene.. always breakdown.

    ANTON Friday, 03 August 2012 10:57 AM

    Will this happen to the air planes also ? I have a doubt that they had also been supplied sub standard super diesel.

    Sando Friday, 03 August 2012 11:22 AM

    He is a low quality man

    Niranj Friday, 03 August 2012 11:39 AM

    Mr.Opp.Leader you are such a comedy,i cant laugh

    wipula Friday, 03 August 2012 11:59 AM

    RW is a genuine man,no corruptions but he is selfish, He has no feeling for poor man. He will loose this election too but will increase some votes. He has no practical vision anyway he is a gentleman.because of him MR will be there for ever.

    Political Illiterate Friday, 03 August 2012 12:04 PM

    why do not people think rationally like this when voting? @ that time they think only of the Kukul Mus Bath passale and the TOT!
    So you have to live with low quality fuel. If the vehicle breaks down then put your shoulder to the whhel and "Thallu"! Who knows one may get a free shot and Buth Passale!

    rohana Friday, 03 August 2012 12:27 PM

    Surprisingly, being given fuel free from government, he has pumped the lower quality than the super diesel. Again, shows Ranil did not want to waste our money that is why he did not use super quality. This corrupt government can not even give clean diesel.

    Lal.Fernando. Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:29 AM

    Ranil please stop winging.Get on with being a strong opposition.Unfortunately as long as you are there it will not happen.

    Don Siripala Friday, 03 August 2012 12:30 PM

    Another story well cooked by Vijay NP.

    Kalu Sudda Friday, 03 August 2012 01:02 PM

    Maybe he should PEE in to it.

    Farzan - Kalutara Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:05 AM

    Already he is a broken down politician. Having break down in his vehicle is not a big matter.

    Manju Friday, 03 August 2012 01:36 PM

    not because to request a luxury vechile... stop due to low quality diesel,,

    Johne Friday, 03 August 2012 01:50 PM

    RW styles of politics not suitable for country it's decent style, our people like goon politics.........

    rohan Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:46 PM

    comedy country.

    Athi Friday, 03 August 2012 05:50 AM

    Don't worry. It's always breakdown! Not only his vehicle but everything he does!!

    Nodrog Friday, 03 August 2012 05:58 AM

    The breakdown epitomizes whats happening in the party due to poor quality leadership.

    lalith Friday, 03 August 2012 06:03 AM

    MR will give him a new and improved vehicle

    DHA Friday, 03 August 2012 06:05 AM

    ...Aiming for another luxury vehicle Sir...??

    johnny Friday, 03 August 2012 06:03 AM

    Always breakdown - always!!!!

    Amarapala Friday, 03 August 2012 06:17 AM

    Inferior diesel! Inferior leader of the opposition who cant win elections

    sampath Friday, 03 August 2012 06:03 AM

    you guys won't be so sarcastic when this happens to your own vehicle

    lk Friday, 03 August 2012 06:16 AM

    so his vehicle runs with both Diesel & Petrol?

    sujeewa p Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:21 PM

    Always break down........

    ind Friday, 03 August 2012 06:28 AM

    New luxury vehicle is ordered !!!

    peeda mossa Friday, 03 August 2012 02:22 PM

    No problem, really. You are not going anywhere in particular, except perhaps, backwards.

    chacha Friday, 03 August 2012 06:21 AM

    @ that time he told that he had to waste Rs: 75,000/=, repairing the vehicle due to low quality petrol. this time due to diesel. PAW.... everything happens to him....... nonsense............

    faz Friday, 03 August 2012 06:23 AM

    is this V.Important news ?

    Samantha Friday, 03 August 2012 06:27 AM

    Govt is dumping everting on people and else where becouse of poor UNP leadership

    Athi Friday, 03 August 2012 06:28 AM

    What's his contribution to the people as the Opposition Leader? MR shall withdraw this official vehicle and donate it to Social Service Organizations!

    Ranawiruwa Friday, 03 August 2012 06:37 AM

    When you show poor leadership skills no wonder you get sub standard diesel Mr Ranil haha

    Muraly Friday, 03 August 2012 06:45 AM

    At last he experienced what general public go through.

    ifthikar lafir Friday, 03 August 2012 06:46 AM

    What can you do? Just imaging the plight of an ordinary citizen...

    misunderstood Friday, 03 August 2012 06:52 AM

    that is Deshapremi petrol which does not work well on desha drohees!!!

    Milton Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:12 PM

    I wish it should be fire by the blessing of SL Democrecy

    john Friday, 03 August 2012 06:43 AM

    private vehicle is petrol, official one is diesel according to article

    sirisena Friday, 03 August 2012 06:59 AM

    use a cart...you can drag it yourself

    Demeter Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:01 AM

    Well, idk, as a public servant, running on taxpayers funds for upkeep, I guess pumping the cheaper diesel is the right thing to do, with as minimum cost to taxpayers. unlike MANY govt chumchas who want the very best from the Reserves at high cost to the taxpayer.

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 03 August 2012 06:45 AM

    We heard you are getting free fuel from uncle.

    Jayasinghe Friday, 03 August 2012 02:54 PM

    Maithripala will say that it was a Ranil's fault not the government.

    Lalindra J. Friday, 03 August 2012 07:03 AM

    When something bad happens, why does it always happen to me?

    Dinesh Friday, 03 August 2012 07:08 AM

    Well said. All this problem is because ranil doesn't have a backbone.....

    Dias Friday, 03 August 2012 07:01 AM

    RW open your mouth against corruptions, not media meetings.
    Ask compensations for all who suffered.

    Bandara Friday, 03 August 2012 07:06 AM

    Imagine the inconvenience faced by the poor UNPers due to your low quality leadership. Low quality diesel problem was only for few days and few vehicle owners. Low quality leadership problem is for all UNPers and will prevail for at least another 6 years. What hope do they have even after that?

    Jayasinghe Friday, 03 August 2012 03:12 PM

    Exactly agree with you? Sri Lankan people wants "Moda Choon politics" like MR does.

    Rajeev Friday, 03 August 2012 07:09 AM

    This is the way he doing politics!!!

    Jayasinghe Friday, 03 August 2012 03:22 PM

    That is the bad luck of Sri Lankans

    Sarath Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:33 AM

    Do you want him to use public transport ? Grow up please

    willows Friday, 03 August 2012 07:29 AM

    always break down, not only his car but his body it self???

    Game Over Friday, 03 August 2012 07:47 AM

    Surprisingly, being given fuel free from government, he has pumped the lower quality than the super diesel. Again, shows lack of planing and vision. Time to move aside and handover to a visionary.

    peeda mossa Friday, 03 August 2012 03:41 PM

    Right, Arafath, we have not understood his vision because he never told us. Btw, vision without mission is a daydream, and that aptly describes his actions.

    CHANDRAPALA Friday, 03 August 2012 07:48 AM

    Sri -Lanka is a dumping ground for law quality goods.

    Kasthuri Friday, 03 August 2012 07:33 AM

    His Petrol vehicle broken down due to low quality diesel fuel !!!. As usual making clown acts!.

    Ane mage kata Friday, 03 August 2012 03:28 PM

    Inferior petrol, inferior diesel, whats next? Inferior jet fuel?

    KUMA Friday, 03 August 2012 07:47 AM

    Dear opposition leader if you are going to win forth coming election, we will give you a good condition vehicle to you .and you if loose this election we will give you a cart to go home to take a for ever rest .and bagging you not to come back for election.

    SS Friday, 03 August 2012 07:48 AM

    this statement by "samantha" is quite true. If we had a strong opposition the government will not be able to do whatever they want. Now they get away after anything...

    Percy Sunday, 05 August 2012 02:31 AM

    No one pays attention to what this guy says. He is a joker in the eyes of Sri Lankans and we are waiting to see an opposition led by a strong man...!!!

    citizen junior Friday, 03 August 2012 03:57 PM

    "Handover to a Visionary ?"--You mean to an outsider?- no visionaries are left-Better let him carry on

    kg Friday, 03 August 2012 04:48 PM

    I think ranil is also experiencing the high cost of living and has gone bankrupt it seems. :D

    Sabri Nana Friday, 03 August 2012 04:40 PM

    OMG!


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