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Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told a news conference a short while ago that he together with UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa would take the party to great heights. (YP)



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  • Asoka Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:51 AM

    Did you mean RW that you want Hambantota MP to take UNP to new heights. Surely you have proved beyond any doubts that you can't do that.

    Anu K Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:19 AM

    You all have forgotten the Ranil's two years from 2001 to 2003. True democracy was seen and full freedom to the press was given. US $ regained and minus economy brought to plus. Only bad thing was not given any job in the government sector. Still if the majority of UNPers believe that Ranil has to go then he should go. That is the democacy. But one day you all will regret that you chased the clean hand intellectual for vultures.

    Sceptic Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:23 AM

    I agree with Asoka.
    It MAY only happen if Sajith became the leader and YOU helped HIM to take the UNP forward!! It is time you quit with dignity.

    noxurs Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:28 AM

    UNP lost not because it does not have supporters but because all this time it had an unimaginative, uninspiring, "tie-coat" wearing leadership which appealed only to the Colombo urban classes, Majority of voters in SL are not the Colombo urban classes. MR plays the cards well by projecting his Madamoolana roots which are more appealing to the masses. So if the UNP wants to win it should project an image that is appealing to the masses. The best bet is Sajith Premadasa (SP) who has roots not only in Kesalwatta in Colombo but also somewhere down south. The former UNP leaders like Senanayakas and Premadasa did not belong to the Colombo elite. The only person who had this background was JR. And this country still suffers from his doing or should I say undoings because he was the author of the Presidential system which make rogues even out of saints. All people with any sanity should rally round SP to see the end of the royal family.

    KD Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:36 PM

    For UNP to reach new height, go fly a kite.

    KD Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:41 PM

    That's called inferiority complex.

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:36 AM

    All the best; we need a strong genuine patriotic opposition too for better governance by the incumbent.

    gUL FERNANDO Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:55 AM

    Briliant "doostr" from Ranil.

    Niran Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:56 AM

    So what have you been doing all this time since becoming Opposition Leader?

    gUL FERNANDO Tuesday, 21 December 2010 10:57 AM

    Sjith too is dreaming to do the things which his farther should have done earlier including bring democacy to the party

    thushi Tuesday, 21 December 2010 11:03 AM

    well done ranils. you are the greatest opposition leader in history and there you shall remain. you have nicely led Premadasa Jr up the garden path.

    Anushka Tuesday, 21 December 2010 11:31 AM

    Enough already, Ranil. Did anyone notice that Sajith is nowhere to be seen in this so called press conference? Ranil is making these shows to pretend that he and Sajith have come to an agreement that will keep him as the leader

    Alian Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:19 AM

    please become an Ex leader.........you have become a loosing Brand.........then for sure UNP will gain somthing...

    local boy Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:21 AM

    lovely, he will put sajith on the top of murunga atta

    adare soya Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:27 AM

    UNP will never come to power. dont dream my freind

    Mr. Serious Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:33 AM

    With you it will be to new lows, so let the other take over and leave for good.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:30 AM

    Sajith will take to high and ranil will drag it down and end up no where.

    Fayad Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:32 AM

    Under your leadership great heights ????????????????

    rif Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:37 AM

    At last

    niluka Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:36 AM

    It is good, atleast now he has decided to do so.

    Maidan Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:48 AM

    If others didnot ask this change you would not have voluntered for this. But now its too late.

    Rajinda Silva Tuesday, 21 December 2010 06:48 AM

    What is your new strategy? Can you please tell us how you plan to do this new Magic!!! Please Stay away from interfering now. You have nothing to offer.Sometimes people who think they are Big, only tell us little stories or nothing at all.

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
    Buddha

    sherlock holmes Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:02 AM

    hope it wont end up in the clouds

    krishna Tuesday, 21 December 2010 01:18 PM

    Only U.N.P can do betterment of this country,it is easy all leaders get rally round.Ranil is the man can start it.

    Raja Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:07 AM

    No a Bad thinking - late initiative but better than never

    manmohan Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:17 AM

    Ranil is the brain for sri lanka... and sajith is the charisma....
    Sri lankan voters ate foolish when deciding.... they look at the dress and game kama... but what matters is who is capable....
    Hope Ranil can rule the country with others support so Sri Lanka will be the miracle of the WOrld not ASIA...

    Roshan Musa Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:23 AM

    you lost all your elections due to some reasons of your unluck. First CBK sympathy votes for her lost eye , then Northern province election "boycot" by LTTE and last by "jilmart". your colleagues did not have gutts and the need to explore these matters to the masses because all of them under their own agenda. They too branded you as a obsolete case.

    anjeewa Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:25 AM

    PLEASE GO... PLEASE GO... PLEASE Go...PLEASE GO....

    New Chart topper... sung by Sujith Premadasa & Genuine UNPers..!

    king Tuesday, 21 December 2010 07:30 AM

    look at those face in first image very funny.

    ishi Tuesday, 21 December 2010 01:42 PM

    Hope you both wont jump after reaching the heights....

    Kalani Raja Wednesday, 22 December 2010 04:03 AM

    If JR was alive he would have said, "Son, enough damage has already been done to my grand old party, Please leave".

    max Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:05 AM

    may be the HO in piduruthalagala?

    Madihe son Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:06 AM

    What an ignorant statement. UNP has decended to such depths and in the doldrums that they need a miracle just to reach ground level let alone 'New Heights'. What about the lost ground and the new cracks appearing ? Good luck Ranil.

    Ossan Salam - Doha Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:16 AM

    It is better to hold national referendum to select UNP leader.....we are sure MR will arrange if UNP is agree......

    adare hamauna Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:24 AM

    please clean your tung with Detol thrice a day and may be you may have some sense in a couple of years time.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:32 AM

    Country needs Ranil's leadership. He is apparently the only gentleman who can develop the country. Quite unfortunately he cannot deliver thrilling speeches to less educated majority. Sajith should support him, exactly as R Premadasa did during JR's time. Sajith has to wait, he has time for the party leadership.

    ashraff ramlan Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:17 PM

    URGENCY.STRONG OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTY INTO THE SRI LANKA

    Suresh Halpage Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:32 AM

    No one can defeat MR..... So no point of your heights

    hp Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:35 AM

    Yes, but without you, ranail.

    IDROOS Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:27 PM

    LOVELY GAME PLAN TO ALIVE RW

    SK Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:47 AM

    Most sensible comment so far.

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:53 AM

    Less educated Majority ,Come on Gayan don t insult our fellow SriLAnkans,do you think Majority of our citizens less educated

    Hareesz Tuesday, 21 December 2010 08:59 AM

    Great heights to where? Record number of years in Opposition

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:01 AM

    Yes, you as the deputy and Sajith as the leader. NO alternatives.

    Fazlan Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:08 AM

    Go man... U destroyed the party.
    Atleast be an Ex leadear

    EcxUPN Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:19 AM

    Live in a Dreamworld!

    Jumbo Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:19 AM

    Ranil is a spent source. He is trying to cling on like a leach drinking blood from the UNP. Please make an honorable exit.

    Jumbo Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:26 AM

    Sorry pal, the suffering public cannot wait. Ranil has to and must go.

    Ravi C Sam Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:32 AM

    If Sajith achieves what they say then the Opposition Leader will get the credits for Grooming a New Leader.

    loku aiya Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:44 AM

    this is what you call 'intellectual' commenting! Well done Gayan but you will see many 'mediocre' people coming here and thrashing you - what to do that is the fate of Sri Lanka.

    Podi Wije Tuesday, 21 December 2010 05:40 PM

    UNP to reach new heights!! - When? in 2050?


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