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Basil Rajapaksa returns; intends to lead SLPP campaign

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Colombo, March 5 (Daily Mirror) - Former Finance Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) founder Basil Rajapaksa arrived in Sri Lanka from the USA this morning.

A group of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members including party General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam, MP Sarath Weerasekera and Minister Prasanna Ranatunga were at the airport to welcome him.

He told the media at the airport that he intends to lead the SLPP's preparations for the upcoming elections.

 


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  • S. Samarakoon Tuesday, 05 March 2024 10:59 AM

    BR was named by the Supreme Court as one Person who Bankrupted the Country. What action is to be taken ??

    Roaming free Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:27 AM

    Correct. Look at them still freely roaming in a lavish lifestyle with a security team. If he was in a country with rule of law, will be in jail by now if found guilty by the courts.

    DOT Tuesday, 05 March 2024 02:06 PM

    NATO; No Action Talk Only !

    Spartacus Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:06 AM

    There is only one thing clear about these Rajapakse's. They live on igniting false patriotism while robbing having all there wealth, family and heart inside another country. It is absolute ignorance in this country that treats these rascals as heros.

    Wiraj Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:49 PM

    Well said. These are well known pseudo patriotic crooks who fall in love with Sri Lanka, for money and power only.

    Ram Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:57 PM

    If it is false patriotism, why would US and the west are hell bent on toppling Rajapakse regimes every time, while also their hearts being in US (as you say) ?

    Hooliganism Tuesday, 05 March 2024 03:11 PM

    Very correct. If they get voted in again, there is no more hope for SL professionals and peace loving people. Only hooliganism and thuggery will be practiced. All future generations will suffer with this kind of leadership.

    AZOOR Junaideen Tuesday, 05 March 2024 04:01 PM

    The Kaputa has returned. The architect who made SL bankrupt

    sam Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:13 AM

    Do we need foreign nationals to lead local election campaigns?

    Voter Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:22 AM

    I hope voters won’t get fooled by daylight robbers again…hope lunch packets and arrack yugaya is over now… Jus close your eyes and visualize the petrol, gas and grocery queues (how many collapsesd and died), this should never happen to our children

    Remind us near election period Wednesday, 06 March 2024 07:00 AM

    Well said. Please remind those idiotic voters again when elections are around the corner.

    saliya Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:29 AM

    return of the kaputa

    Seqi Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:47 AM

    The blind leading the blind into oblivium once again. The USA won't stop until they have a military base here. Basil is the brush to make the clean sweep.

    Nimal Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:47 AM

    This time it is going to be an ignominious defeat for pohottuwa, the mynah and the kaputa as never before suffered by any ruling party since independence; not even the humiliating defeat suffered by Mrs B in 1977 will come anywhere near it. The popularity of the pohottuwa in our village in the deep south which was around 90% just before the Presidential elections of 2019 has turned around and today it is below 09%.

    LK Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:52 AM

    MR and his family have already committed political suicide and yet, they want to display that they have not done so yet, the symptoms of such political suicides are many.. do you think people will welcome them? all those they supported, gave jobs, and gave commission and money, run away from them now. even some army officials whom they have promoted and given jobs abroad, have left them. let them spend some of the looted money in this election to make them bankrupt as they bankrupted this country

    Kaputas back Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:00 PM

    Kaputas back and rest of the kaputas flocking together. For these kaputas the bankrupt USA kaputas is hero, but for public these kaputas zero.

    Ronald Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:03 PM

    We assume he will be directly at arrival in Sri Lanka arrested and jailed. Thereafter justice has to confiscate all his possessions and return the money to the people that he has robbed for so many years.

    kapila Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:22 PM

    Kaputa is back to loot what little is left over

    Mark Anandappa Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:25 PM

    One of the biggest thieves are back supported by SLAVES

    B Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:27 PM

    Sri Lankans will once again prove that they are worse than donkeys, if they endorsed this guy BR as candidate or let a lone, allow him to lead a campaign. I doubt our people are so mad...stupid to even think of this idiotic family.

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:43 PM

    The old gangsters of politics, who led the country into the abyss, caused extreme suffering to the people and criminally enriched themselves, are returning!!! How shameless is such behavior!? All that remains is the hope (and certainty!?) that the people of Sri Lanka have learned from their recent history and will mercilessly reject and politically condemn the Rajapaksas to death wherever they appear again and try to commit fraud!!! The power and unity of the people is always capable of this!!!

    Quolp Tuesday, 05 March 2024 12:56 PM

    Welcome sir, and GOD BLESS.

    Karu Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:03 PM

    Really, longtime planned business trip aha.. Today is Srilankan airline auction day. Basil doesn't have any political interest, only interest is buying everything in this country. Then rajapuksha can control any political party.

    Big Sam Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:09 PM

    This b*gger dares to drop in only when there are elections...for him it's the sound of cash registers!

    RR Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:18 PM

    WHO IS BASIL RAJAPAKSA. WELL KNOWN AS THE PERSON WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE TO BANKRUPT SRI LANKAN ECONOMY

    Mahesh Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:26 PM

    It looks like his pot requires topping up of 10% usual stuff since IMF has provided some funding and the finance position of the government is very heavily

    ANNEPUSSEY Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:30 PM

    Basil Rajapaksa has 4 houses in u.s.a. all named under his wife Pushpa from stolen money from the government

    Chris Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:30 PM

    While we all believe Basil robbed the nation, one must give him (and his media campaigners, data analytics team etc) due credit for defeating the two largest and oldest political parties and getting a very young or new political party the SLPP to win at elections. People of this country has the supreme power with our vote. Basil had the charm to convince (or was it hoodwink?) a majority in a democratically held election. If we as voters are stupid enough to get deceived, then we deserve the govt we elect. We are responsible for the consequences of our votes.

    WeloveBasil Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:32 PM

    Basil on Business visit to Srilanka,to run the political business and take the wealth back to his Loving and Living Country.

    ANNECUNT Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:35 PM

    VERY BAD NEWS FOR SRI-LANKA HE WILL LOOT THE WHOLE COUNTRY. THERE IS NOTHING LEFT FOR OUR CHILDREN

    Kandiah Balendran Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:39 PM

    Excellent, lead the Dummika peniya drinkers of SL.

    Kabir Hashim Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:41 PM

    Kaputa has come back.

    Chris Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:41 PM

    The scumbag has no shame. Those who support are even worse. We will never recover from this mess.

    American Kaputas Tuesday, 05 March 2024 01:45 PM

    lead who in the election campaign? Whose election?

    Niranjan Tuesday, 05 March 2024 02:13 PM

    The family waiting for the next term of ruling. Good luck

    johan Tuesday, 05 March 2024 02:54 PM

    When country is in bad shape he flees.When in good shape he is welcomed by Stupid cronies.As finance minister he could not supply even Gas,Fuel ,Electricity and commodities.12 power cuts people will not forget

    DOT Tuesday, 05 March 2024 03:39 PM

    God Bless Sir Lanka !

    Norbert Leisten Tuesday, 05 March 2024 04:40 PM

    God help Sri Lanka !

    Mohamed Adham Tuesday, 05 March 2024 04:45 PM

    Kaputa is back. Kaaak kaak kaak.

    RR Tuesday, 05 March 2024 05:02 PM

    BASIL WHO? IS HE ANOTHER SWINDLER? SHOULD WE CARE FOR HIM OR DUMP HIM?

    Nakipala Hulangama Tuesday, 05 March 2024 05:13 PM

    If we have a legal system all Rajapassas must be in jail with Rambuk Polla! Still some Pin Bathas (look their sizes!) are around him to steal mire and more! Hope clever people will not vote this for Rs 5000 and suffer for another 20 years!

    Thejani Fontana Tuesday, 05 March 2024 05:18 PM

    What services has this guy done for sri lanka and its people? why are voters so ignorant... he has just come to secure position for the sake of greed and further fatten his coffers, a road sweeper has done more service to the nation than this raven.

    Cherath Tuesday, 05 March 2024 05:22 PM

    He is returning from the US to mingle with hardworking common people until the elections! The only thing common between him and common people is his ability to express every word in perfect Sinhala. In every other language it's in confusingly imperfect, guaranteed! Sri Lanka, it seems, is devoid of eloquent and charismatic leaders.

    Selva Rajadurai Tuesday, 05 March 2024 07:15 PM

    He is back to take the leftovers.

    Sagara Tuesday, 05 March 2024 07:34 PM

    Basil has come to wind up the Pohottuwa which people will know after the next Elections.

    Patriot Tuesday, 05 March 2024 08:22 PM

    Kapati Kaputa has returned. His kapati coterie or coterie of masters of corruption, grand theft has met them in the airport. What a shame, a fellow who allegedly mortgaged country to India for ten percent commission. I wonder why media is giving prominence by spinning the story about this rogue politician.

    Puswadilla Tuesday, 05 March 2024 10:08 PM

    Is he Sri Lankan? Does he pay taxes for SL inland Rev or. US taxes. Who is he as in the SL Government?

    UMASALI Tuesday, 05 March 2024 11:53 PM

    Basil you are a disgrace to your school, teachers and the country

    Erandani Dias Wednesday, 06 March 2024 12:45 AM

    He 's returning to lead the SLPP to election victory? He's nuts, and the SLPP are committing political suicide having him around. The idiots.

    M Perera Wednesday, 06 March 2024 01:51 AM

    I wont be surprised if our people have memory loss and vote these crocks in again! all for a bath packet and false promises. God gelp SL!

    Jeanne Wednesday, 06 March 2024 02:54 AM

    Shouldn't this thief have been arrested as soon as he landed? WHY ARE SOME SRI LANKANS SO DAMN STUPID????????

    Sambo Wednesday, 06 March 2024 08:54 AM

    Birds of feather flock together at the BIA to welcome another bird of the flock. It was a shame and sin full to see how some hard up politicians drying for years without nothing drop on their feet to worship this guy.

    YLG Wednesday, 06 March 2024 09:25 AM

    My goodness! These guys are a damn nuisance. . Very low IQs. I feel sorry for SriLankans for having to tolerate rubbish. . Even the gods are against us . Vote for that new party UCF.


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