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By Jamila Najmuddin

UNP Member of Parliament Lakshman Seneviratne has raised suspicion over the suicide of a UNP supporter near the UNP Headquarters in Sirikotha yesterday saying it may have been instigated by some elements who want Ranil Wickramasingha to remain as the party leader.

Seneviratne who has urged the police to conduct a full scale probe into the incident says that certain elements who were in support of Wickramasingha may have instigated the victim to set himself ablaze.

“I assume this is what has happened. Certain elements who want Wickramasingha to remain as the party leader may have instigated the whole incident. The police must investigate this matter,” Seneviratne said. 

A man identified as Rienzi Algama, set himself ablaze opposite the UNP headquarters Sirikotha yesterday and was admitted to the Kalubowila hospital with serious burn injuries. He was later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya had said yesterday that the victim was a UNP supporter and had been ‘disgusted’ over the ‘disunity’ of the UNP and had stressed the need of unity within the party. (Daily Mirror online)


  Comments - 41

  • Babanis Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:22 PM

    The UNP is gradually fading away into the horizon due to its poor leader (Opposition). The only way to stop is not put ones self on fire but yo fire the leader. Simple logic !!

    Seneviratne Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:00 AM

    A fool is a fool..His death is useless..useless to the country of birth.. a fool dies and no one cares.... So what can you do...
    There is a saying..You can educate a fool but you cannot make him think...

    AB Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:12 AM

    You can't simply disregard his statement. Sri Lankan politicians (both gov. and opposition) ready to even kill some one for their cheap political gain.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:18 AM

    Loyalty to the party and the leader. No way you can be loyal to the party when you are going against the leader. UNP supporters have to work together. Otherwise get ready to face the next election loss.. You do not have an educated replacement to Ranil.

    buddhika Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:21 AM

    Hey Mr Seneviratne,

    Poor man lost his life due to people like you, creating more issues, one foot in the government side.
    You all behind supporting Mahinda not Ranil. People like you have to be punished first.

    thusi Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:32 AM

    Ranil should resign.....

    willows Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:38 AM

    agree 101% with you

    Dushantha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:09 PM

    Pass the ball without realizing a Man's life came into and end. Stupid and Typical Sri Lankan Politics.

    Citizen Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:21 PM

    Why don't you do a "Weerawansa" type of protest against your Party Leader and get the Prime Minister to make you break the fast! And then the rest will be news!!

    Sujith Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:41 PM

    How dare can you say that his death is useless? How a party can go for winning with these kind of attitudes

    Gamunu Wijesinghe Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:58 AM

    Help Ranil for what reason? Haven't you seen enough of him as the leader? Is your loyalty to the party or Ranil? This is the question you should be asking yourself.

    NP Karunadasa Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:35 PM

    This self immolation incident shows how stupid some of our people are. They put their political party above everything else - their family, friends and even their religion.

    krishna Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:24 PM

    A dog barks.

    Meth Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:30 PM

    Nothing to do with the UNP - That guy was just nuts!

    Wickrama Lankaputhra Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:18 PM

    But, Mr. Seneviratne, was the victim 'BRAIN-DEAD' to do such a thing?

    Hemal de Silva Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:46 AM

    It is for our Country. Pity you do not realise it.

    Shaan Wednesday, 28 July 2010 03:41 AM

    Lakshman Seneviratne is a bull. He is trying to put the blame on Ranil. is Lakshman representing UNP or Government? will anyone committed suicide on behalf of a political party? Please don't play fool with innocent people.if this bugger open his mouth party will loose thousand of votes. he thinks that people will believe what this stupid man tell. what these buggers want to send Ranil home and bring Sajith as party leader. I don't go to talk about Ranil's leadership qualities.

    sxhabeeb Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:00 AM

    UNP is still surviving because of Ranil only. the only gentleman of sri lankan politics. we dont want thugs or rouges as UNP leader.

    Upul Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:44 AM

    This man is sick. Spoiling the good name of the father too.

    Jaminda Mendis Wednesday, 28 July 2010 08:02 AM

    Mr. Seneviratne is off totally. He is to be blamed for UNP downfall along with stupids who are still hanging around. Mr. Seneviratne please respect Mr. Algama who died with sorrows of the present debacle within the UNP. If you chase out Ranil do you think educated UNPers will vote for you. You may be day dreaming along with Sajith Premadasa who is playing to the gallery.

    Sanath R Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:37 AM

    These guys are ruining the party from within, and they are the very people who had plunged the party in to this state. Had they fulfilled their obligations and responsibilities at grassroots the party would not be in this position today.

    sadik Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:45 AM

    now dramma is on the air.....funny jokers.. get lost..innocent man's life gone....ur fellows are responsible for this incident...

    Anura W Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:54 AM

    This assumption is not logical.

    Wasantha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:04 AM

    Your suspicion is reasonable. Everyone knows that who recently gave Ranil, the best wishes to remain as the Oppossiton Leader forever. Definitely he is the person who instigated late Algama to suicide.

    SPE Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:12 AM

    There's a possibility ..but who is going to sacrifice a LIFE for a melting political party like UNP.

    Iro Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:15 AM

    He has one foot in the government.. Trying to get political milage in ay situation... pity...

    A Sri Lankan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:16 AM

    Mr Seneviratne, Yet another innocent Sri Lankan has lost his life due to politics and all of you are responsible for this death. You have no morale right to make use of this incident to your advantage and for your political survival. Just get lost for the sake of Sri Lanka.

    OscarWilde Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:16 AM

    He has to be a RW supporter.. who else would be stupid enough to set himself on fire over Sri L ankan politics???

    Arshad Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:23 AM

    What ever may be said a life is lost and it has to be investigated before comming to conclutions. and some sort of compensation to be given to the deceased family

    Ramzeel Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:30 AM

    Come on Lakshman, If that is the case ask one of your ardent supporters to immolate himself in front of you. This is absurd talk by you, Please spare a thought about the family of Rienzie Algama. Lakshman dont try to take advantage of anothers death. Shame on you.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:45 AM

    Stop the stupidity... A life has been lost. On behalf of the unanimity. It is not the time for stupid jokes. Help Ranil. No alternative. He is the best for the leadership. Let him do his job. Others have to fulfill their responsibilities, without simply criticizing the leader for everything.

    AMICUS Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:40 AM


    Concerned Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:45 AM

    Or it can even be because people like you playing double games in the UNP.

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:46 AM

    The cat jumped out of his bag!

    xlntgson Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:49 AM

    Are you sure? Who misled him, was he depressed already at that time? A new condemnable culture, may be contagious from across the Palk strait but for reasons, just opposite!

    Ravana Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:51 AM

    More like some elements who want to split the party further. elements who think nothing of human life !

    Sound familiar to anyone ?

    Anil B Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:53 AM

    What a big joke at the expense of a foolish man... I think someone got to be nuts to kill oneself over a stupid issue like this...

    Soma Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:55 AM

    If UNP wants to be in the opposition again, then Ranil is the choice. Otherwise, appoint a new leader such as Sajith. Government's wish is that Ranil will continue as the UNP leader so that they can run the country forever.

    Ossan Salam - Qatar Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:55 AM

    There is no harm in adopting sountern Indian culture...we could see more similar dramas in the near future between tie-coat-trouser group and redda-banian group

    rasika Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:56 AM

    what happened to the great political party in SL. Now it has become a Jokers' party. All UNPers and its supporters try to see some common sense.

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