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People have already selected Ranil for Presidency: Prasanna

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Colombo, April 21 (Daily Mirror)- Claiming that people will not vote as a gratitude for goods distributed by politicians, Minister Prasanna Ranatunge said people have already selected Ranil Wickremesinghe for Presidency as he can rescue the country from the economic crisis.

The Minister said this to the media after an event to distribute rice to low income families in Kelaniya.

Responding to a question, he said they were not distributing rice targeting elections and added that people who hold different political ideologies benefit from this programme.

"We are not doing this targeting elections. People who hold different political ideologies are here. People will not vote even though goods are distributed. People have already selected Ranil Wickremesinghe. That is because he can rescue the country from the economic crisis," he said.


  Comments - 36

  • Nm Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:31 PM

    The other two are just pretenders.

    Hood Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:38 PM

    I sincerily hope our voters will not make the same mistake they did last time by voting for other two jokers in the race.

    Silva Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:38 PM

    Already selected without a vote?? Nuts

    Mahila Monday, 22 April 2024 10:14 AM

    OVERWHELMINGLY, WITHOUT AN IOTA OF DOUBT!?

    Prince Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:44 PM

    They have selected RW to gather all the crooks of the left over SLPP to be thrown out together. Prassana is one of the top runners to be kicked out

    sam Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:48 PM

    People have not selected and will not select him

    Joker Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:44 PM

    Lol. Just wait

    Sokrates Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:49 PM

    How can Ranil stoop so low as to let a convicted criminal do election propaganda for him? This must have something to do with Ranil's increasing senility. It's probably wishful thinking on the part of the felon Prasanna; but he too will lose his mandate and his portfolio. Ranil doesn't have the slightest chance of being elected president. Even the constant repetition of the same statements will not lead to a change in the population's thinking.

    Maybe in Your Inner Circle Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:51 PM

    Maybe the people in your inner circle of morons might vote for Ranil. Do a survey along Galle Road with around 1000 people and see the sentiments on the ground. With the high cost of living and the on going high expenditures of the government politicians using loans and taxes the citizens are force to pay, they know this misery will continue if the current government is voted in again. So move on and start looking for a job if you still want to maintain your luxury lifestyle.

    This is reality Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:58 PM

    Probably he means ONE person - HIMSELF. No person can ever imagine the thoughts of another, so how can he speak for 22 million PEOPLE?

    Rishan Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:03 PM

    Issue is he protects those wrongdoing politicians like you ......

    CITIZEN Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:04 PM

    Not Peoples, your self only, Peoples are fed-up

    Volker Metzger Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:20 PM

    Recently, there has been an increase in the number of articles in which Ranil's personality and his politics are "glossed over"! This happens mainly during his visits to the rural population and specific "model companies" for election reasons! Even if the worst grievances of daily life have been alleviated, one must soberly state that the country's major central political and economic problems and needs continue unabated and await solutions! The country is far from a "corruption-free, humane and socially just society with good economic prospects"! And also from a policy that balances and unites ethnic differences!!! The all-important question in this election is whether such goals can ever be achieved with Ranil Wickremesigne, his dependencies and personal political "companions"!? Prasanna's comment that the people have already decided in favor of Wickremesigne is a politically stupid fallacy!!!

    Pohottu Supporter Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:41 PM

    Sure it is only Ranil Wickremesinghe who will keep offenders who have been fined by courts and received suspended imprisonment in the Cabinet. Ranil will also keep offenders against those court cases that are going on for purchasing bogus drugs resulting in death, in the Cabinet.

    Amal Fernando Sunday, 21 April 2024 01:58 PM

    Mr. Minister you will be in political dustbin along with Central Bank theives come October 2024.

    Ananda Hettiarachchi Sunday, 21 April 2024 02:22 PM

    Ranil being endorsed by a convicted criminal. Not looking good for the nincompoop president.

    What a rice gesture from you! Sunday, 21 April 2024 02:34 PM

    That's right. The electorate is so foolish they will do just as you say!! Lol.

    Nimal Sunday, 21 April 2024 02:43 PM

    How these people have already selected ranil will be epitomized when the people will get an opportunity to express themselves. Till then they will wait patiently.

    Hassanda Sunday, 21 April 2024 02:50 PM

    Balti man Prasanna R - aney Paw Rajapaksas Vaasi patheta Oiya

    Rajiv De Silva Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:04 PM

    Two tongue Minister. They realy think that the voters are fools and have a very bad memory.

    IVJ Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:11 PM

    There's a difference between "selected" and "elected"!

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:13 PM

    How about your sincere dearest friend Mr Rajapaksa are you jumping from one wagon to another to fulfill your ambitions good luck but unfortunately you cannot bullshit Ranil he his very claver will keep you at distance.

    Gune Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:13 PM

    Poorly short sighted Prasanna lacks political acumen, vision and wisdom. All we can say is take say is good try mate. You need to try a lot harder as the coming colours are no good for the for his future and his part time leader RW.

    pantha kumaran Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:39 PM

    Ranil is the guardian of the Rajapakses. If Ranil contest the election without the Rajapakses backing he will win the election. It is up to Ranil to decide his fate.

    Pinpala Hangimuttam Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:49 PM

    only Keappayas and Pimpiyas like you will join and vote for this unelected refused man! SL may have some remaining Gonas like you to eat Pin Bath!!

    Tissa Fernando Sunday, 21 April 2024 04:29 PM

    Mr Kappanthunga is out again with his insane talk.

    Nihal Sunday, 21 April 2024 04:30 PM

    In which country?

    Catamarans Sunday, 21 April 2024 05:21 PM

    Yes Mr prasanna people have chosen a big cow chase out next election including you Mr! We are waiting for the voting day to chase you all out !

    lion Monday, 22 April 2024 04:07 AM

    He is the nominee of Kappan Ranathunga and kudu lansa and the rest but not the people of this country. He will be out before the yer ends.

    Ranaweera Monday, 22 April 2024 07:32 AM

    What about the judgement meted out you for stealing money of that foreign couple?.

    Sambo Monday, 22 April 2024 08:12 AM

    I hope you can come up and repeat the same words after the election. You all will be swept under the carpet for good.

    Welcome home Monday, 22 April 2024 10:09 AM

    And the prisons are waiting to put you behind bars

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 22 April 2024 10:30 AM

    Too early to conclude that.

    Premalal Perera Monday, 22 April 2024 11:12 AM

    Where can we find the "people " who have selected this man as the next President?

    Godakande Pagapala Monday, 22 April 2024 04:49 PM

    What has happened to your court cases? Pina, the RW put them under the carpet as has been doing for 50 years! Another Kappam game can be started now with RW, the Pimpiya!!

    Patcitz Tuesday, 23 April 2024 12:27 AM

    Then why are you talking BULSHIT, come to the Election Stage to prove through people's mandate. Lets SEE the results.


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