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Retired HC Judge Warawewa on UNP ticket

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Former High Court Judge P.B. Warawewa is expected to contest the Central Provincial Council Elections on the United National Party (UNP) ticket from the Kandy District.

When asked from the former judge he affirmed his candidature from the UNP. Ex-judge Warawewa shot to fame following the dissenting judgement delivered by him in the ‘white flag case’ against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.(J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

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  • GC Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:36 AM

    I must add, the educated ones with some real life experience of doing a real life job, instead of those who go straight into politics.

    R.R Rohan. Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:51 AM

    So which party nominate thugs to win elections?

    Dion Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:30 AM

    Gret to see people of this calibre coming into politics. Sad on see on the other side many family members coming in.

    sss Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:04 AM

    With most of their hooligans like Duminda in SLFP, looks like UNP is going back to the times before JR - Party of gentle men and women

    CROW Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:51 AM


    Rajiv Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:44 AM

    Dont know if we have Good Quality Voters to select people like him.

    chula Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:50 AM

    Not only from UNP all the parties should have country to grow

    chula Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:49 AM

    From any party Sri Lanka needs educated politicians and not people like who kneel teachers or involve in gang rapes( But sad our people still vote for thugs)

    Marikkar Waffa Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:26 AM

    UNP is the only party Produce Quality Educated Politicians

    Ranjo Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:37 AM

    What could Tissa Vitharana do? What is GL Peries doing?

    gamini ramanayake Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:06 PM


    GC Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:34 AM

    This is how public spirited and service minded people act: They do a real good job and get real life experience. Then think about serving the country, instead of being a career politician whose first and only job is being an MP and the only experience is politics and, perhaps, corruption.

    Renu Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:23 AM

    Justicce will be done . He should win

    areef Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:38 AM

    Now the chance for Voters in Central province. Can every one give his vote to Mr warawawa.

    sobers Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:14 AM

    His master's Choice. very good, but remember you are going into a dirty game of politics ,where decency doesn't prevail. But the quality will prefer you immaterial of the party you belong to.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:15 AM

    Educated, honest leaders are just what the country needs at this juncture. But the big question is would the brain-washed electorate vote for such gentlemen when all they have been told is that only the hooligans, thugs, rapists and murderers are the only ones capable of doing politics in this country under this government.

    Ralph Anthony Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:09 AM

    Your participation will boost the party. With best wishes.

    Mason Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:38 AM

    Courageous people like you are what the country needs today. Good luck and may you be victorious.

    FAWAZ Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:27 AM

    very best to hear. OUR COUNTRY needs like these people. we welcome you sir.

    No Hope Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:28 AM

    Actually this is a very good and correct and right decision of Ranil and the Ex-Judge.
    But the sad thing; if he surrounded by culprits and thugs ???? (Our idiot voters may vote for him ???)
    Wish him all the success.

    Observer Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:54 PM

    Some hope for the UNP?

    a lawyer Monday, 15 July 2013 07:51 AM

    dear Careem do you think that you will be able to oust RW from UNP then.

    Renu Monday, 15 July 2013 07:32 AM

    Everybody should vote for you since you stood up to justice unlike the terk & power hungry female who, are stooges of the Government

    chamith Sunday, 14 July 2013 05:24 PM

    unp is a gentlemen party.it's high time for gentlemen to contest from unp

    Manel Sunday, 14 July 2013 03:08 PM

    we must all thugs including the biggest one.

    Karunawathee Sunday, 14 July 2013 02:35 PM

    Good luck Sir. I think there should be a minimum standard of education to be a candidate for the parliament.

    acord Sunday, 14 July 2013 01:10 PM

    government fill file another case against him very soon....

    Rednaxa Sunday, 14 July 2013 04:25 AM

    My Best Wishes to this Gentleman.

    doratupala Sunday, 14 July 2013 04:15 AM

    Make him the Chief Ministerial candidate, that will add more weight to the UNP campaign

    Ariya Saturday, 13 July 2013 07:52 PM

    Good luck Mr. Warawewa! Hope you will not get tired (sick) of politics too soon as seems to have happened to our friend Sarath N Silva.

    VoiceOfLanka Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:03 AM

    Like most have commented, all decent people who aren't intoxicated with MChintana Rum will applaud good, honest and educated candidates irrespective of party allegiance. Way to go...

    kitth udugama Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:33 PM

    Wetta singho. you are a low life nut.

    amara Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:23 PM

    Every one new where he was heading towards from the decisions made when he was a SC Judge.

    KaluSudha Saturday, 13 July 2013 06:02 PM

    Ella Ella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    limatc Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:50 PM

    it is not voting for thugs , it is all with computeer jilmart , like in the phillipines during marcos era , even if u vote for the opposition the vote automatically goes to the ruling party , this is computer jilmart , highway robber in broad daylight

    Major Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:11 PM

    What education you guys are talking about..? Marvin uncle has a degree too.

    Major Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:56 PM

    Educated or not, candidates are very good before they come to power.what we want is educated voters.

    GR Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:19 PM


    Major Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:16 PM

    Both parties have used thugs.Remember, gona, soththi and mudalali.

    Wickrama Friday, 12 July 2013 07:43 PM

    Good Luck !

    M.O.A. Careem Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:18 AM

    If one by one comes? the outcome?

    Maamismi Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:13 AM

    This clearly shows that his judgements on certain 'sensitive' cases were politically motivated and biased. High ranking judges (even after retirement) should not go into active politics. If they do so, their judgements will be questionable.

    sss Friday, 12 July 2013 11:09 PM

    With most of its hooligans (like Dominda) with the government, is UNP going back to pre JR times - the party of gentle men and women

    Ayesha Arambepola Friday, 12 July 2013 10:56 PM

    A good move Sir, you have waited enough, honest men and w. women should come out to fight injustice and corruption in the country. politics should not be shunned always as dirty. People like you should clean it by coming forward. we await more people like you to contest election in the future.

    Ajantha Friday, 12 July 2013 10:56 PM

    Very good move. I also heard a person with a doctorate contesting for some PC. This is the time that educated people come in to Sri Lankan politics (whatever their political vision, UNP or SLFP). The very reason for the current plight of the country is that learned people keeping away from politics and keep mum on wrong things. Good luck Mr Warawewa

    Yehiya Friday, 12 July 2013 09:04 PM

    Welcome. professionals must enter to politics. Handsad must glitter as 70-77.Its need today.today no one is reading the hansad. Early days all teachers having the copy. when it may return golden old days.

    Ratavasiya Friday, 12 July 2013 08:30 PM

    Good luck Mr. Warawewa. Hope you do your best to establish rule of law, good governnance and accoutability in our country.

    Asanka De Silva Friday, 12 July 2013 08:27 PM

    Knew it long time ago

    sss Friday, 12 July 2013 08:21 PM

    Is UNP heading for pre-JR times - party of gentle men and women

    sarath Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:33 AM

    what is the reasonable inference that a reasonable man can draw. people will deliberately and maliciously lie but not the circumstances. who is HC Warawewa is a question for you.

    GC Friday, 12 July 2013 07:16 PM

    Time for Sarath Fonseka too to join the UNP and build a united and strong opposition. All have to remember the story about the bundle of sticks that we learnt when we were small.

    GC Friday, 12 July 2013 07:14 PM

    Good luck and best wishes. We need in politics educated people with a backbone like you who stand up for what is right.

    Weththasinghe Friday, 12 July 2013 07:05 PM

    Haa haa This is why he pretended and preached as an unbiased person after retirement.

    Mahinda Friday, 12 July 2013 06:58 PM

    Excellent, UNP is fielding educated, what about UPFA?, thugs,murderers,drug traffickers, terrorists, child abusers.....................

    natasha Friday, 12 July 2013 06:18 PM

    Seems like there a chance to unp

    pradeepa Friday, 12 July 2013 06:17 PM

    Brilliant brave decision .hats off to u sir

    Dinuka Friday, 12 July 2013 06:16 PM

    Finally I can see a proper person to vote

    Buddhika Friday, 12 July 2013 06:15 PM

    Way to go sir careful from white vans

    ruwan Friday, 12 July 2013 06:11 PM

    Excellent decision we need people like you to take the country forward

    Premalal Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:59 AM

    Some good quality at last.

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:16 AM

    Hope the UNP (and the Govt) select Honest, Educated, Refined men and women as their candidate for future hustings?

    dayasoma Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:11 AM

    Can UPFA find candidates like him !

    Rahmathullah M. H. Saturday, 13 July 2013 05:01 AM

    Good people coming to politics is a good sign for change.

    dave Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:57 AM

    UNP must find educated and disciplined people like this for the Party. UNP should say No for uneducated, Thugs, and Kassipu Mudalalis and Actors and Actresses which do not know about politics and people requirements.

    Felix Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:56 AM

    We need educated people to do politics he is an best chice. No need political business men to milk the country.

    Porky Pig Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:21 AM

    You mean he should join the brother and enjoy life, nice.

    Ruwan Fernando Saturday, 13 July 2013 04:05 AM

    We have said that too often in the past and see where we are. A strong opposition is what we need. Thank you for coming forward sir!

    Amila. G Saturday, 13 July 2013 03:31 AM

    After retiring he is trying to get on the right track , Hopefully to serve the people with justice.

    Ramani L Saturday, 13 July 2013 03:24 AM

    Good for the Nation and democracy. Please restore law and order.

    Harry Friday, 12 July 2013 05:49 PM

    Very honest and credible candidate. Sri Lanka need people like him in Politics.

    raspi Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:53 AM

    Waste of another career. I think he has done enough to the country should relax and enjoy the rest of his life with his family. I don't see why he should waste his life for a nation full of ungrateful people. remember what happened to SF?

    Shantha S Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:42 AM

    Beginning of the end of corruption and corrupt politics. Expect major changes in constitution. Independent commissions and a lot more. Good for the nation.

    Gamini Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:36 AM

    Finally UNP got a leader.

    Dammika Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:17 AM

    Excellent .... get the educated ones ... not the thugs, rapists, drug dealers and con men

    DILIP Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:11 AM

    good luck sir.. ppl like u need to come to politics in sri lanka....

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 13 July 2013 01:06 AM

    Simply great. Wish you good luck Sir. Lanka politics needs this type of people, not "Thugs, Murderers, Jokers, swindlers and ruffians to rule the country.

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:54 AM

    God to see people of this caliber coming in..

    Anima Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:33 AM

    Whr s tisa atanke

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