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President Ranil Wickremesinghe slammed the Western media for their attitude towards Sri Lanka and rejected an international inquiry into the Easter Sunday blasts.

In response to questions by Germany's Duetsche Welle DW News Agency, President Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka will not have an international inquiry on any issues saying outright "it is out".

"Germany does not have such inquiries, UK does not have such inquiries, what international inquiries have they gone into? Why is it for Sri Lankans and Asians? You think we are second class?" Wickremesinghe said.

"You need to take this western attitude out. The western media thinks we are bad. The way we have an inquiry is by using Sri Lankan personnel. You take a piece of paper by the Cardinal and you are reading it out here. Have you spoken to the Catholic Bishop? If not then you have no right to ask me this question. You did not come here to ask me these questions. You came here to corner me," Wickremesinghe lashed out at the journalist. 

"Take this Western attitude out. Sri Lanka government does not have international inquiries," the President further said. You stop it. I stop it. You have not done your homeswork properly. But instead you come here and tell me we are violating human rights. I disagree."

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  • Wiseman Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:34 AM

    RW knows he would be stirring up a hornets nest if he agrees to a international probe. He would not live long as Pohottuwa and their goons will definitely take him out.

    Joseph Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:35 AM

    At least he has shown that all Politicians in the developing countries are not pushovers

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:06 AM

    Until such time as he has to go out with the begging bowl.

    Journalist Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:38 AM

    Western Media may have condemned the new Bills being enacted in Sri Lanka . Hence Ranil's reaction ?

    Palitha Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:45 AM

    India tells Canada to withdraw over 40 diplomatic staff: Report ToI

    We are debtors to India we can lie on their behalf to get loan concessions from them Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:41 PM

    Our President and Ali Sabri know India is multi-billion dollar creditor. If they can say the US, Canada, UK, and the idiot five eyes countries are stupid and untrustworthy and get India to waive the massive debt. All is well. Losing 2 or 3 billion dollars revernue to sales to Five eyes is nothing compared to getting concession from India, as then China may follow and so on.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:45 AM

    Well said, This is our leader

    RuwanL Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:49 AM

    I agree with the president! He didn't ask the correct questions. He should have asked for 5 years did anyone do a fair unbiased investigation? He also should have asked why is the full report of the investigation not publicized? Why are you'll hiding part of the report? Can an independent investigation be done with the approval of the church?

    Charles Jansz. Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:52 AM

    No International Probe?...pray what happened to the talk about Scotland yard ?

    Gona Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:53 AM

    Smart cbsl daylight robber and now Smart butter fly.

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:02 AM

    He is trying to be the autocrat he is in Sri Lanka, in western countries as well. He is only exposing himself further. For four and a half years, local investigations into the Easter Sunday bombings have gone nowhere. So, belated though it is, an independent international investigation is absolutely necessary. Or else, Ranil will continue to protect his henchmen from their crimes.

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:11 AM

    This RW is a 3rd World Clown who has done jackshit for SL.

    Sam Silva Tuesday, 03 October 2023 05:19 PM

    Yes. He thinks just because he is in a black suit he will be treated as first class from most developed country. He is below third class from a third world begging country which is corrupted and is involved in robbing the country as well as other crimes. He should stay home without spending our tax payers money.

    Mahila Thursday, 05 October 2023 01:18 AM

    None knows what's the outcome of S. Yard investigation!!!??? Which none wants revealed!!?? Which may come out if there is International Probe! Otherwise, it would GATHER DUST in PH Library!!?? What a waste and what a "hiding." In both senses of that word!!!??? Parsimonious Scoundrels!!??

    German Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:13 AM

    He is not used to difficult, critical unbiased questions from journalists. The Deutsche Welle employs topjournalists.

    Rathnavali Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:23 AM

    Good show Mr. President. DW interviewer wanted to push you into a corner and you resisted. They should have asked all these questions from your predecessor Rajapakshas, who are responsible for the misery, bloodshed and economic chaos. You have done an enormous amount of work within one year to turn around the country. This reporter refused to acknowledge that. He has relied heavily on JVP and opposition propaganda.

    Anthony Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:46 AM

    Wrong or Right he did not stoop himself down to WM. Everyone be proud that we are Sri Lankans and not going to be kicked around by the western and European countries. At least now everyone should get together and prove that we can exist independently and show the world what we Sri Lankans are.

    C Fernando Tuesday, 03 October 2023 07:39 PM

    Then why are we begging for money from those countries? Sri Lankan frogs in their little well have an over-inflated sense of their own importance.

    nada Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:48 AM

    what a poor response by RW which was filled with anger and self glorification -he struggled to answer the questions

    Punchi Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:53 AM

    This visit has not produced any benefit and is likely to create additional difficulties for us. The product of or 2500 year old civilisation RW says the recent UNHRC report is wrong. Very likely he will say that the recent IMF report has also been rejected by our parliament and is also wrong.

    Bernard Jayatilake Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:54 AM

    He is a puppet on a chain pulled by the ex-ruler and would he betray the one who installed him in this positon without people's 'mandate and an international probe would definitely locate the culprits whom he is nurturimg now for their and his survival?

    Dion Tuesday, 03 October 2023 11:56 AM

    You can see how angry Ranil Rajapaksha gets when asked these questions. What is he hiding?? Who is he protecting??

    common man Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:06 PM

    Old peoples should get retired from politics. All are suffering from amnesia and talk nonsense. do you compare our local legal system with developed countries ? first tell us how many peoples who is working in our legal system can use the computers fluently

    Aquarius Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:11 PM

    If RW cannot face up to delicate, political questions, he should not have accepted the interview. He wants a media that bows to his wishes. Sorry that happens only in Sri Lanka

    joshua Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:13 PM

    Ha haa.... He has to ask the Rajapakshes for approval to commence an international probe. They wouldn't like it. Hence, he has to show that he is a cardboard hero. I hope the international community takes notes of this.....

    DOT Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:14 PM

    Great! Somebody should give them a lesson. Way back Hon. PM of Singapore did the same.

    Dee Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:24 PM

    Since we consider ourselves 3rd class (not even 2nd) , the majority ‘3rd class’ people wants an international probe!

    Patcitz Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:25 PM

    You are quite right, you are not a second class, but THIRD RATED, None can compare your attitude, begging the US only to organize an "ARAGALAYA" against People's president His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa being elected by 6.9 million votes. Right now, you are selling our nation to the US hegemony siding with India to create a DEFACTO STATE within United Sri Lanka where the very Indians formed the world's ruthless TAMIL LTTE TERRORISM that was defeated with the great attempt of Rajapaksas, Patriotic Leader. All the TRAITORS are your FRIENDS

    Suddha Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:25 PM

    european politicians face difficult questions like these all the time..! bad show RW

    ROSH Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:28 PM

    Unelected master debating president turn himself on in front of journalists. Unelected president says no to international probe into his activities in his double bedroom. He wants to master bated in public before next election

    Wakeup Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:30 PM

    Why are they talking NONE SENSE about you, because, are DOING "NONE-SENSE" to your own citizens in SRI LANKA while pleasing

    L Jaya Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:34 PM

    He was aggressive and disgrace to any international investigations especially on Easter Sunday. He quoted the foregein intelligence service report on Easter Sunday, saying that no international involvement on this massacre. He promised, that he call Scotland Yard but now everything seems to be false promises

    Already well over 150 comments condmening Ranil on DW's Video Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:37 PM

    Ranil is a disgrace. He is like Ali Sabry and other desperate persons hanging onto to power by stalling elections. The UNP and SLPP government is looked down upon as undemocratic and oppressive by democratic governments, and Ranil's pathetic attitude and lose temper shows the uselessness of him. Nelson Mandela was treated 3rd rate, as was Mahathma Gandi during their campaigns, but they succeeded because they are good human being - unlike Ranil and the government MPs.

    Quolp Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:44 PM

    Who brought the country to the stage of MESS? undoubtedly nothing but YOU, a third-rated self-proclaimed leader of Sri Lanka under the US HEDGEMONY and CONSPIRACY.

    pradeep Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:45 PM

    He and his clans are the accused, so he will not get hanged himself

    DW Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:46 PM

    How embarrassing!!!!! As a president of a country, he should not lose his coolness especially in front of the international media. He should learn from other leaders in other developed countries who face/handle tough questions from media so effectively and still manage to keep the coolness. The end of the day, RW is merely a puppet appointed by Rajapaksas, who are still running the country behind closed doors.

    Ranil the protector of criminals Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:46 PM

    Mr. President you cannot deny the fact that you are protecting criminals at the expense of suffering countryman.

    Sanje Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:48 PM

    RW would have responded more diplomatically. it was a poor show.

    Quolp Tuesday, 03 October 2023 12:53 PM

    Channel 4 is a controversial hullabaloo in Sri Lanka, which is why the correspondent is asking you the question, are you MAD RANIL? just placing a counterargument will never prove that everything in Sri Lanka is in order. The people are still struggling to their ends meet worse than in Ethiopia.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:09 PM

    A country's president should be cool and calm in answering questions to the media. watch "Hard Talk" on the CNN, BBC, news ,a good trend of arguments, on debates take place interestingly.

    Quolp Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:12 PM

    The reconciliation commission formed is right, but there is no TRUTH in that, but UNTRUTH UNFORLDS AWAYS, as it is politically motivated and politicized.

    Britisher Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:20 PM

    Excellent Ranil, as a British citizen I agree with what you fearlessly told to his face about the western media.CH4 is a third class station here well supported by LTTE groups. At least you have shown Sri Lankans have a spunk even in adversity. Their main aim is to force us on an international judicial process to take us back to colonial time.

    Quolp Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:29 PM

    Those who boast Ranil's English Language proficiency as a high standard will understand his poor

    Jayantha Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:49 PM

    He knows his days are limited and he was not able to get anykind of popularity during his time. He was not able to gain anything useful from west and probably he may have a worse send off compared to gota. Even if he contest next presidential election only a fool will vote him as electricity bills, water bills, fuel prices have gone up by huge amount while parliament politicians enjoy free fuel quotas and luxury vehicles

    Ram Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:52 PM

    RW who became President after UNP was wiped out from the electorate, thanks to Rajapaksas must protect them to the hilt. that is why even the stolen assets are not investigated

    An Octogenerian. Tuesday, 03 October 2023 01:59 PM

    Listening to our 'President' showing his inability to control himself, both verbally and emotionally, I felt embarrassed to be Sri Lankan.

    Cherath Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:03 PM

    Ranil Wickremesinghe's rhetoric has remarkable similarities with the nostalgic speeches of Robert Mugabe defending his slaughter of his opponents in the ZANU/ZAPU conflict when challenger by the foreign press. These 'rousing patriotic speeches' won't kid even a 6 year old these days. The public by and large are more informed now.

    Roger Halliday Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:03 PM

    You don't like investigation even local. Those handling the investigation are selected or controlled by you. Don't you remember your part in the bond scam? The present prim minister also called you Hora.... You were cornered by the German media and you got very angry? Be ready to run mate like your predecessor.

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:05 PM

    My first comments were written before viewing this interview. Full credit goes to the gentleman from Deutsche Welle who interviewed this pin president. Although he mentioned that he could not be cornered he was truly. Sri Lanka has to do much much more regarding human rights and accountability. This is in the backdrop of two draconian bills that are about to be presented to parliament. The democracy loving international community should do everything possible to prevent these bills being passed.

    Volker Metzger Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:08 PM

    Rarely have we seen such an embarrassing interview that descends into aggression, with a president who feels pushed into a corner and loses emotional control!!! Where was the personal and political sovereignty of a man who had decades of life and political experience in a wide variety of government areas!? In my opinion, the president's strong non-verbal and verbal aggressiveness results from his feeling of inferiority, he speaks of second-class status and the arrogance of the West, and as a result he constantly sees himself in a defensive position that he cannot adequately fill in terms of content!!! On the other hand, despite all the insistence and prodding through the interviewer's questions, his way of conducting the conversation did not do justice to the significance that the interview could have had, especially in Sri Lanka!

    Cherath Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:27 PM

    Ranil has demonstrated here that he is nothing but an idiotic big mouth. He is accusing the interviewer that he is being shouted at, yet he does all the shouting, accusations and insulting! What is more, he is using the nationalist/patriotic card oh so embarrassingly.

    Anthony Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:43 PM

    Today we Citizens are suffering and Western European countries Bullying Us because the 225 are not united, and throwing mud on each other by this everyone is taking advantage in pointing fingers on Sri Lanka.

    Cherath Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:45 PM

    Ranil should, as a matter of urgency, watch videos of how great leaders have performed at media interviews in the yesteryear, including our own Dudley S, SWRD, Sirima B and Chandrika B. A great statesman will never loose his head or temper, however much he/she is challenged. If one does, the shame and disgrace rubs on the country one represent.

    Observer Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:47 PM

    Instead of answer the question, he played racist card and try to escape, reason obvious that he has no answer to any questions interviewer asked. This is same way western media ask their leaders, there is no different. Ranil just proved how low and stupid he is.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:53 PM

    What an embarrassing interview and that by supposedly a so called "learned" Politician and President of a Country. He accuses the correspondent of shouting, when he himself is doing that. He used the word "second class" when the correspondent did not use that word on him, thus justifying himself that he is second class. He is accusing the correspondent of everything he can hammer and even not letting him ask the questions whereas he only needs to technically answer the questions appropriately. This interview says it all about the low standard of this country. What a pity and calamity.

    Bandu Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:54 PM

    Overall his position is understandable that as a lackey beholden to Gota, he is defending Gota. He should not have taken on the interview as it was definitely known that Channel 4 will feature and be ready to answer and not run away giving his opinion of western media.

    Straight batting Tuesday, 03 October 2023 02:58 PM

    It is high time that this site administrator stop flooding it with diaspora comments. These are not genuine Sinhalese opinions

    Grace Tuesday, 03 October 2023 03:01 PM

    Ranil wants to show our sentimental foolish voters who are obsessed with superlative complex that we are not second to anyone, especially to the westerners. This is an surreptitious way please voters. Empty ego with a worn out begging bowl.

    Punchi Tuesday, 03 October 2023 03:09 PM

    I just saw the full video clip. RW was behaving in keeping with our politicians religious people and ourselves do. That is when dealing with difficult questions and issues we shout and are abusive. This may work in our 2500 year old south asian supreme civilisation but is not well received in lesser in existence but rich European civilisations

    Aram Tuesday, 03 October 2023 03:33 PM

    3rd world countries think that they have rights to kill their own people no one ask questions about it

    The Proud Boy Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:03 PM

    Singing the Rajapakse tune of the anti West sentiment, RW’s strategy is to win locally and lose internationally. He has won the votes of the Baiya and now the Rajapakse’s need to be careful.

    Roger Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:04 PM

    Why are you so angry when questions are posed to you re the channel 4 revelation. Weren't you using channel 4 to criticise MR and his government. Why are so upset? Do you remember how the opposition ridiculed you on the bond scam. Stand up and face the music.

    Nimal Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:14 PM

    Suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?

    K. Ranaweera Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:43 PM

    As a matured politician he should not have shown his infuriated and ferocious attitude when questioned.

    Terrence K Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:51 PM

    Arrogancy and bulldozing will only bring negatives to the country. Even saying NO to an International Probe we need to be humble instead of getting heated up as a Statesman and have the talent to state our points not to a great relief but applause for those watching this programme. When an interview takes place with an International representative of the media, articulation will definitely bring positive results instead of questioning whether we are 2nd class citizens (irrelevant) since we are awaiting the IMF release of tranches and our style in briefing media whether locally or internationally should be in a calm pleasant environment. !!!!!!!!

    Anuradha Gamage Tuesday, 03 October 2023 04:56 PM

    This president an embarrassment to all Sri Lankans except Rajapaksha supporters. He cannot answer a simple question in a decent manner . This is how he destroyed the great UNP and contributed to the destruction of Sri Lanka by dodging serious issues and protecting thieves . It has been his style to ignore or just give a dumb answer when questioned on serious issues . What a sad situation .

    Kumara Tuesday, 03 October 2023 05:39 PM

    Ranil was bad tempered as questions were too hard for him; he can be seen pulling his microphone out due to questions he was struggling to answer, answers which will satisfy SLPP MPs. He knows our own Presidential Commissions and parliamentary committees etc (the interviewer has a list of these and started to read these) have no teeth. Western countries know full well he is evasive and applying delaying tactics on all accounts.

    Razi khan Tuesday, 03 October 2023 06:32 PM

    The very fact all international agencies refute any international involvement in Easter attacks, proves there is a perfectly hatched local conspiracy. Our perfectly English speaking and ‘well-read’ President had been shouting all the time. He did not have d patience, audacity, and wisdom to answer the questions.

    Kumara Tuesday, 03 October 2023 06:34 PM

    Ranis states police investigates and pass it to Judges for verdict. Judge Satkumaraja recently fled the country after severe death threats from the attorney general and ruling SLPP MPs because the verdict the judge gave was not to their liking. This proves the country is second class which Ranil seems not so!

    Ranil the gutless Tuesday, 03 October 2023 06:55 PM

    Ranil is still protecting his criminal friends. I hope he spends his last years in Welikada.

    Sambo Tuesday, 03 October 2023 07:45 PM

    If the president thinks he scored it's all minus points. He is only a back door president of Sri Lanka and not other countries to boss around. Now the cat is out of the bag that the 2nd tranch will be delayed or even not considerd.

    RP Tuesday, 03 October 2023 07:53 PM

    It's very apparent that the Servant wants to protect his Master! Dumb President wouldn't even allow the interviewer to present the questions. Cardinal, please forget the Int'l probe. It is Gone with the wind! Cheers.

    ACL Tuesday, 03 October 2023 09:00 PM

    Why is RW going on the defensive. Answer the question plain and simple. The fact that he reacted was an indicator that he was trying to cover for his buddies. I agree with DW that he was paying lip service. RW says that the west think "we are bad" - well there is nothing to think. It is blatantly obvious. RW is globetrotting while people are still suffering. For an educated man - he does NOT know how to conduct himself in an interview. Shameful. They don't want international interference because of what it might unveil. It is the powers in parliament that have ruined this country and if the buck starts and stop with them - then it is utterly disgraceful and those families who lost loved ones will never get the closure they deserve nor will the actual killers be punished

    The Democrat Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:28 PM

    I cannot remember a head of state who has become this much imbarassed, irritated and impatient like this in an interview. A truly mature and experienced statesman should have listened carefully to the questions directed at him and given more informative, logical and well-supported answers rather than behaving in an unprofessional and uncontrolled manner. Apparently he was trying to avoid the questions by being disruptive and aggressive as he didn't seem to be comfortable and confident to defend himself with justifiable answers. Even the heads of very powerful autocracies like Mr. Putin and Mr. Xi tend to demonstrate strong and remarkable self-control in defending themselves in front of the media. Willingness to accept diversity in views is a major prerequisite to a system of good governance based on true democracy and in its absence the rulers will be left with their only (prefered) dispotic recourse, which is nothing except stifling dissent reflective of poor statesmanship.

    Fred Tuesday, 03 October 2023 10:49 PM

    My advice to anyone, if you are not happy just migrate if you can, this is SL

    Michael Wednesday, 04 October 2023 12:38 AM

    He is an aggressive arrogant man who does no credit to SL. He keeps crying poor me and SL, and avoids the question. What an absolute Rajapakse lap dog,

    Samantha Wednesday, 04 October 2023 12:39 AM

    I think he has shown his real face to the world. Will see.

    Uncensored Wednesday, 04 October 2023 02:49 AM

    RW, Rajapakses, MS all have skeletons in the cupboard in regard to this mass killing -what for? just to gain power. For these scoundrel's the life of common man is like ants under feet.

    Julian Boilen Wednesday, 04 October 2023 03:27 AM

    This Ranil Rajapaksa is a disgrace to Sri Lanka, He acted like a “game Chandia”, just wait and see what is going to happen to IMF second installment. Maybe he can borrow more money from China to support his appetite to stay in power.

    dotv Wednesday, 04 October 2023 03:49 AM

    Why did the President use his hands and finger in that manner?.No dignity in that .The Media Person seemed more disciplined at times pained by the President smug manner of side tracking the issue .. Was this what the country expected from a President who quote chapter and verse from classics at times .No surprise for he does this in Parliament trying to make others inferior .but this is the international media .and an elite press ...How I wish he did not let us down in this manner ..for we are a country known for our good manners and hospitality ..listening and intelligently responding ...We cannot be hypocritical and say you west ..when our image is so truly western can we ?

    IGNATIUS RASIAH Wednesday, 04 October 2023 04:39 AM

    2 years since the bombing. Is Ranil a part of it. Is that why he does not want an international probe. We will never find out. Sri Lanka - Forget about the truth. Get on with your life. Politicians will always divide the country. Any country.

    Nimal Wednesday, 04 October 2023 05:50 AM

    Yet, RW will merrily go and interfere in Western countries defence policies informing them that AUKUS is unnecessary. Arrogant and cocky to say the least!

    C Fernando Wednesday, 04 October 2023 06:29 AM

    Totally cringeworthy and undignified performance from a 'head of state'. What an embarrassment!

    Nilupul Wednesday, 04 October 2023 08:18 AM

    Very poor show of statesmanship from Ranil even if it was a staged act for the SL audience. Sad to also see approval of this unrefined behavior by some readers. SL society has now been brought down to accept thuggery as a norm. There were far better ways to respond to avoid looking this silly In an international stage.

    dissapointed Wednesday, 04 October 2023 08:26 AM

    To the International community who watched this programme: please do not judge Sri Lanka by her uncouth leader. The land thrice visited by the Enlightened One deserves better!

    Roger Halliday Wednesday, 04 October 2023 09:00 AM

    Can you please release the reports, from the FBI. British, Australian, Indian, Chinese, and the Pakistan investigation that you claim has been done made public.

    King Kekeille Wednesday, 04 October 2023 09:11 AM

    It is NOT surprising Ranil Rajapaksa is frightened to have an international inquiry for Easter Attack and any other wrong doings. He is afraid of that truth will come out.

    ANURA NANAYAKKARA Wednesday, 04 October 2023 09:13 AM


    Neil Wednesday, 04 October 2023 11:33 AM

    Everyone knows that it was Gota, Suresh Salay and Nilantha Jayawardena who planned the Easter massacre. Ranil is protecting them to remain in power. If he supports an international investigation, he will be kicked out by the 134 SLPP members.

    sammy cooper Wednesday, 04 October 2023 05:02 PM

    A dress rehearsal to solidify his SLPP presidential candidacy!

    Ismet Zaheed Wednesday, 04 October 2023 05:11 PM

    Ranil's comments are irrelevant, uncharitable and uncalled for. He should be taking an intensive course in English Language and anger management without protecting his "siblings".

    Rani Wednesday, 04 October 2023 09:42 PM

    Western attitude floats your country if not IMF must be Indian then Ranil. Disgraceful. Can understand if we didn’t need help from the West.

    Mandayan Wednesday, 04 October 2023 09:43 PM

    No investigation whether international or local. Period!

    A Citizen Friday, 06 October 2023 08:25 PM

    These comments clearly indicate that the educated population have a sound understanding of what's going on in Sri Lanka and of the unscrupulous behaviour of corrupt politicians. At least this fact is a good trend to make the future generation enlightened...

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