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Parliament, Nov. 27 (Daily Mirror) President Ranil Wickremesinghe has sacked Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe from his portfolio.

The President has the made the announcement at the ongoing Cabinet meeting.

Sources told Daily Mirror that the official letter removing him from the Sports Minister portfolio was handed over to him when he arrived at the Presidential Secretariat to attend the cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Roshan has also been sacked from all other posts he holds in the government.

Earlier today Roshan Ranasingha made a hard hitting statement against President Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayake and said that if he is killed, the Pesident and Sagala must be held responsible.


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  • L Jaya Monday, 27 November 2023 03:49 PM

    A revenge as a result of his speech in the parliament today. President can't accept criticism God bless SL

    Nimal Tuesday, 28 November 2023 05:32 AM

    He is only a caretaker president. He does not and never will have the people's mandate to govern.

    Hondha Hitha Monday, 27 November 2023 03:52 PM

    Rise and fall of Ranil Wickramasinghe

    Jayampathi wick Monday, 27 November 2023 04:00 PM

    Thank you for ending this joke RW. All of us in Japan know what kind of a guy this roshan is. Ask anyone in tokyo

    Lakmal Kahawela Tuesday, 28 November 2023 01:02 AM

    Why should we ask from Sri Lankans Tokyo. This is Sri Lanka. People of Polonnarurwa Sri Lanka has voted for him to enter the parliament with a big majority

    Ajith Monday, 27 November 2023 04:03 PM

    Long overdue. He has been closely aligned to SP and has been out to be a runway locomotive or lone horse bricked by the opposition leader. He refused to pick up calls from the president prior to making significant decisions and was nothing but arrogant.

    Gihan Monday, 27 November 2023 04:07 PM

    Long overdue. Can't understand why it took the president so long!

    Mahila Monday, 27 November 2023 09:10 PM

    Patiently waited RR's Conclusive Character disclosure

    Rajiv De Silva Monday, 27 November 2023 04:15 PM

    It appears that corruption has a great place in Sri Lanka.

    sam Monday, 27 November 2023 04:17 PM

    Fall of Ranil R appears near

    NightOwl Monday, 27 November 2023 04:19 PM

    RR is not where close to being a clean politician. I personally know the files he kept aside asking for "". Even PMD wasnt able to do anything

    D S de Silva Monday, 27 November 2023 04:27 PM

    This only proves how corrupt RW is and what extent he goes to protect the corrupt thugs and his goons. The minister did the right thing by taking action for what was right, against a corrupt SLC board. Regardless of Roshan Ranasinghes other business dealings he did the right for Sri Lankan cricket.

    Sam Silva Monday, 27 November 2023 07:04 PM

    In otherwords you are saying that Roshan is not corrupted but rw is. They are all corrupted. One corrupted person taking out another corrupted person will not matter.

    joshua Monday, 27 November 2023 04:28 PM

    Will Shammi be appointed as the sports Minister?? Ranil might do that. ha...ha

    Mizaru Monday, 27 November 2023 04:28 PM

    The cookie has started to crumble! Nice.

    lion Monday, 27 November 2023 04:34 PM

    sajith will accept him with open arms and this the type of politic we have been see after independence hope at least this culture of dirty politics will end soon

    One down; more to go Monday, 27 November 2023 04:35 PM

    One down; How many more to go is anybody's guess. We can read some useful news, instead of empty rhetoric. By the way, was this the man who boasted that he became minister with several millions of votes?

    Bandu Monday, 27 November 2023 05:37 PM

    Yes he was stumped by Ranil who got barely 20,000 votes. What a miracle. That is how strong the SLC network. Money talks.

    Cricket extravaganza Monday, 27 November 2023 04:36 PM

    A grand celebration organized by Shammi

    A Monday, 27 November 2023 04:39 PM

    This President won't win again. He just living is good old ways....

    Mumumba Fernando Monday, 27 November 2023 04:39 PM

    Rise and Fall of Ranil Rakapaksha for sure. SLPP is rumbling. Little Amin is worried now !! Watch the movie to see what may be in store until the end !!

    Kumara Monday, 27 November 2023 04:46 PM

    Sajith should not accept this crook. He has messed up the sports. SLC issues must be addressed separately. This chap is a automobile parts importer does not have any educational qualifications. Typical pottuwa style man

    Daya weerasinghe Monday, 27 November 2023 04:57 PM

    This was long overdue. Minister cant work according to the thinking of the leader of the opposition.

    Dan Monday, 27 November 2023 05:03 PM

    Suddenly lots of criticism on Roshan R. Wonder whether it's an organised group like the Namal's FB 'Balakaya' behind these comments????

    DD Monday, 27 November 2023 05:05 PM

    You're Fired! It looks like President RW isn't playing a game of chess but rather a game straight out of game of ELLE?

    Milroy Peter Monday, 27 November 2023 05:06 PM

    How disgraceful Roshan doing the right thing he gets sacked this proves that this country has no hope unless we change this corrupt government if not changed we are doomed

    Onlooker Monday, 27 November 2023 05:08 PM

    Even though the SL Cricket Team lost WC, Sham and SLCricket won the match with umpire Ranil giving a hora out to Minister.

    An Admirer of the late Bishop Monday, 27 November 2023 05:10 PM

    President continues his ways of taking the side of the corrupt and criminals. He is exactly the opposite of his uncle, the late Bishop Luxman Wickremesinghe.

    joshua Monday, 27 November 2023 07:03 PM

    agree sir. A disgrace for the former religion of RW

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 27 November 2023 05:12 PM

    It shows very cleatly what he wants. He upholds wrong doers over the justice.

    Siva Monday, 27 November 2023 05:24 PM

    Fall of RW

    DJ Monday, 27 November 2023 05:31 PM

    Corruption is to the core. Unbelievable how sri Lanka moves. You can't remove SLC, but a minister, no problem.

    Royalist Monday, 27 November 2023 05:32 PM

    Sahodaraya Anura is the only hope

    Banda Monday, 27 November 2023 06:28 PM

    JVP jokers are there to give people enough comedy.

    Erandani Dias Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:22 AM

    We are beginning to think so............

    Anthony. R Monday, 27 November 2023 05:34 PM

    Wow, president woken from his Slumber. Where was this joker when the Health Ministry was killing innocent patients in our hospitals?? Will Shammi become the minister?

    Rohan Monday, 27 November 2023 05:37 PM

    Everyone knows that the Cricket Board is corrupt. Minister is worse than them. He is very unprofessional and a mouthpiece for media only.

    Ruwan Monday, 27 November 2023 05:41 PM

    Well done Ranil. The writing was on the wall since the minister started avoiding President 's calls. Shouldn't have taken this long. We are dealing with ICC and not Shammi. I think President saved Lankan cricket.

    Bandu Monday, 27 November 2023 05:54 PM

    How about appointing Mahindananda or Johnston to help SLC to milk the SLC dry.

    ROSH Monday, 27 November 2023 05:54 PM

    Well very serious news for the nation by the press. Nothing new about unelected master debating president. I bet he asked him to attend his double bedroom before he lost his job. He always does right thing for the nation. He turned his front and back on mile high club to please himself before becoming immortal.

    ThodaThoda Monday, 27 November 2023 05:55 PM

    No comments! Simple waste !

    Banda Monday, 27 November 2023 06:07 PM

    Whether we like RR or not, or whether we like RW or not, doesn't make any sense. The saga of corruption and the story of the unnecessary powers of the executive presidency have surfaced again and again. Remove RR, and don't forget to disband the cricket board as well. Otherwise, RW will be able to learn a lesson soon.

    Thimothy Monday, 27 November 2023 06:12 PM

    OMG ... How many idiots are there commented in this forum. This man should be held primarily responsible for fall of cricket together with the other rogues in SLC. This fellow is the biggest rogue and a biilionire with the blessings of the Rajapakse's. He completely destroyed the plan that was put forward to fix SLC by sacking the board and appointing a Interim committe even before the WC was over. This fellow should have been removed long ack just as Keheliya.

    Steven Monday, 27 November 2023 06:12 PM

    Must be arrested for forging papers for vehicles.

    Rathnavali Monday, 27 November 2023 06:17 PM

    Minister tried googleys and leg breaks to get the President balled out. Instead the Minister got hit for a six! What a surprise to him and I am sure he didn't see that coming! Talking about him being killed when it was his job that got killed! This is drama most enjoyable, especially when the Minister was acting as if he had no skeletons in his cupboard!

    Ismet Zaheed Monday, 27 November 2023 06:30 PM

    Mr. Bean, why not give our bogus "lowyer" Namal a chance! He can be given two portfolios, namely, Sports and Women's Affairs. I am sure he will excel himself creditably!

    ANNECUNT Monday, 27 November 2023 06:47 PM

    well done ranil sack all corrupt politicians namal rajapaksa one on panama papers

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 27 November 2023 06:51 PM

    DICTATOR qualities slowly cropping up it seems . End of D E M O C R A C Y ?

    Pawan W Monday, 27 November 2023 07:10 PM

    Ranil W is the chief guard of the Rajapakse clan. In reality he's the president of the thieves rather than the people of Sri Lanka. His feeble, introverted, and manipulative personality and his past track record clearly evidences that he cannot remain in power for more than about 2 years. It's reasonable to deduce that he has been a spoilt and pampered child in childhood, which has made him heavily vulnerable to emotions when dealing with others.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Monday, 27 November 2023 07:15 PM

    Roshan should expose corruption and other abuses that has taken place in SLC. Roshan has a right to critise anyone in the democratic country.

    Ruwan Monday, 27 November 2023 07:17 PM

    We, the public, are counting days and eagerly waiting to remove you from the selected presidency and the corrupt Rajapakses from power and all the posts in the earliest election to be held. People have already decided that you do not deserve to remain in politics though you took a cunning move as an opportunist to get in to power from the back door.

    Ama Monday, 27 November 2023 07:42 PM

    People will do the same to you at the NEXT ELECTION ..... Untill then enjoy with your authoritarian style administration.

    Voter Silva Monday, 27 November 2023 08:03 PM

    Kicking down the ladder that helped him to become the leader of the country without a single MP from his party.

    Kps Monday, 27 November 2023 08:10 PM

    I think the President got the worse advisors ever. For the last 48 yrs Ranil’s luck always quickly faded by some kind of evil spirit. He doesn’t understand the countrymen hearts.

    Saman Tuesday, 28 November 2023 05:41 AM

    Only an intelligent person would seek advice. I don't think he is acting on advice.

    Kps Monday, 27 November 2023 08:11 PM

    Biggest mistake of Ranil’s entire political career.

    Kps Monday, 27 November 2023 08:14 PM

    Srilankan president is acting weirdly in the recent past. Pretty sure especially with the opposition leader last week. May be his genes or health issue.

    Aquarius Monday, 27 November 2023 08:20 PM

    What happens now to the SLC? COPE and other parliamentary committees have found them corrupt to the core. Roshan Ranasinghe, rightly or wrongly, attempted to clean up the mess, but the present SLC board run by the bookies and underworld is still functioning, thanks to RW, who is definitely in their pockets. His presence during a LPL match sponsored by crooks, is proof of this.

    Yohan Monday, 27 November 2023 08:25 PM

    Make thilanga sumathipala the sports minister.

    Gona bass Monday, 27 November 2023 09:07 PM

    Finally!!!

    johan Monday, 27 November 2023 09:09 PM

    Roshan too childish like Fonseka .Not a responsible minister

    Redflame Monday, 27 November 2023 09:17 PM

    Salute to former minister Roshan Ranasinghe trying his best to curb corruption at SLC. This is a temporary setback but eye opener at next year election whom we should vote.

    Abd Monday, 27 November 2023 09:25 PM

    Roshan’s popularity skyrocketed with his exposure of corruption of SLC, people learnt,how corrupt senior administration of SLC which spent money, which officially for development of cricket for whiskey women and travel and tap judiciary and politicians, RW wanted remove him before but just mark time till budget vote is over,if Roshan can prove he is innocent in vehicle case ,he can maintain his popularity intact

    Dee Monday, 27 November 2023 09:36 PM

    With age people slow down. Damage already done.

    Anjsri12 Monday, 27 November 2023 09:48 PM

    All the critics that have vendetta over RW are foolish set of drum beaters making absurd suggestions of whom Minister of Sport to be. RW is smarter and appointed someone else. Rest of anti RW are mostly cow catchers of Big headed immature " Piya-no " dasa. He too will get beans how he gave Housing loans @ Next siting of COPE OR COPA. How rich for Piya-no donating Buses is a big question

    Sam Monday, 27 November 2023 11:21 PM

    " Designated Survivor "

    Patriot Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:01 AM

    Great. Should have done lot earlier.

    Disgusted citizen Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:54 AM

    JVP is the only solution. We desperately need to get rid of these timewasters for the country to move forward.

    Ram Tuesday, 28 November 2023 02:36 AM

    Folks, We all must promote President to pas Cognitive Impairment test and Senile decay test. If he fails one or both he must be chased out. He is a Dictator who will not spare criticism. Sad for Sri Lanka

    Sirimal Balusinha Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:17 AM

    A man elected by the people of Siri Langa has been sacked by an unelected, refused man! Isn't this WONDERPUL MIRACLE of the WORLD!

    DOT Tuesday, 28 November 2023 05:41 AM

    He faild to address the issue.

    Thilak - Market Raja Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:52 AM

    Ranil's bad time had begun as he has become Hitler-2 in the world. This is not a good sign, same treatment he will receive as Ranasinghe Premadasa.

    Do Doo Dooo Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:55 AM

    This is now clear that Ranil and Shammi (SLCB) are close friends and have secret money deals. Not the honest Ranil living now, after joining Mahinda he had changed himself robbing and saving the culprits.

    Tom Janz Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:56 AM

    Now Roshan Ranasinghe will join SJB and strengthen Sajith for sure. This action will be a hard slap to Ranil.

    Atha Katha Somay .... Boru Na putha Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:00 AM

    Have you guys notice that even for any vacant positions of Cabinet Ministers or State Ministers Ranil won't appoint SLPP (Looters) like SB, Aluthgamage, Ratharang or Jonny, well he is having secret talks with Sirisena and the entire lot will join him soon except Dayasiri.

    Punchi Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:00 AM

    Ranil, Roshan and Rajapakses are the products of the ingrained values ie systematic corruption, deceit, begging, deception in our society and country. They are not aberrations it is the norm

    Damian XXXL Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:02 AM

    Mahinda, as long as Ranil Wickramasinghe exists in power he will never allow your son Namal or any other SLPP henchmen to come up, hope you will shift in to the next step with white van brother Gota.

    MAX MAXY Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:05 AM

    Ranil please note that Roshan Ranasinghe is not an easy man very soon he will show his other face and you will see stars. Ask My3 pala Sirisena about him he will tell you about this man's history.

    Prof. K.M. Ariyasinghe Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:06 AM

    OfCourse, our President Ranil Wickramasinghe is a 3rd Class politician. He will prove that in the coming elections in Colombo District itself.

    Dakshina Dissanayake Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:36 AM

    When you critise and blame better half this is what happened.

    Andrew Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:40 AM

    That RW is beholden to the RAJAPAKSA CROOKS is manifestly. He is not dissolving Parliament and wasting pubic funds gallivanting as he wants to give PENSION BENEFITS to the Pohottuwa crooks who helped him to get there and enter history. MR is hoping that he will help uneducated corrupt podi satakaya

    Jinna Tuesday, 28 November 2023 08:54 AM

    Hats off to Roshan. RW is such an no word to explain about his character..

    Kadmin Tuesday, 28 November 2023 09:30 AM

    Deserved outcome for another rajapaksha howler. If he doesn't have to hide anything why would you worry who come to see your businesses.

    ChildOfGod Tuesday, 28 November 2023 02:56 PM

    PiCKOfTheLot. Kps, Abd, Sirimal Balusinha and do doo dooo seem to be on the right track amongst some others. I predict this is the END OF THE ROAD for RANIL. If Roshan can prove he had nothing to do with the importation of the vehicle, he will regain his credibility and become an excellent candidate for upcoming ELECTIONS. I believe the Manager of his company had received a GOLDEN HANDSHAKE in this SAGA. I hope Roshan clears his name and joins Sajith, he becomes the PRESIDENT and Sajith the PM, but if ROSHAN is in tow with GOTA and his family he can FORGET about contesting the next elections as the MASSES will send him home, like they did GOTA.

    Sagara Kanattage Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:54 PM

    Roshan, why did you raise your hands to appoint this unelected man! Now??


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