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SLPP will decide on Presidential candidate after Basil’s arrival: Prasanna Ranatunga

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Colombo, Feb 28 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna ( SLPP) will decide on its presidential candidate when former Minister Basil Rajapaksa arrives in Sri Lanka shortly, Chief Government Whip c said today.

Ranatunga told media that SLPP will decide on its presidential candidate when Basil Rajapaksa arrives in Sri Lanka shortly.

"SLPP will have to rally around incumbent President Ranil Wickremesinghe as he has managed to bring some kind of stability to the nation. It was Ranil who was willing to take over the nation when others were running away when the country was plunged into an economic crisis in 2022, "he however said.

The Minister denounced reports that there will be a snap general election soon.


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  • Sam Silva Wednesday, 28 February 2024 09:33 PM

    This big crook, Basil should be behind bars. In usa he was working as a stock clerk in a department store. And our ignorant people wants him back after robbing our country. How pathetic it could get. Only suitable place would be in jail for all the crimes he had committed

    simon maama Wednesday, 28 February 2024 10:04 PM

    Are you with Ranil or Basil. What will happened to your aspirations of becoming the Prime Minister. What economic stability are you talking about. The country is still bankrupt, you haven't paid the bills, living on borrowed money that is not any kind of stability.

    Prof Ediriweera Wednesday, 28 February 2024 10:53 PM

    You made the economy to plunged in 2022 ? Your own team under SLPP

    Shame Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:34 PM

    BR often flies to USA on Business class. Where has he made these money ?? All robbed money.

    pantha kumaran Thursday, 29 February 2024 12:12 AM

    Prasanna. who is Basil?? remember he is the one who brought our country down. Basil is not a hero. He is unfit to decide our future. Please hand over the power to Anura. Let us see what he can do.

    ROSH Thursday, 29 February 2024 12:18 AM

    Excellent news. He can be presidential candidate to educate people about living healthy next door to the gambling den. Of course he can build foreign escorts next door to it .

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 29 February 2024 12:41 AM

    Ranil is good with these rougues.

    Kabir Hashim Thursday, 29 February 2024 12:59 AM

    Put Basil as the candidate for a resounding victory.

    Avery Markham Thursday, 29 February 2024 01:00 AM

    Basil will be your mascot and pathway to peoples choice.

    Gopinathan Palankottam Thursday, 29 February 2024 04:53 AM

    I think Kappam Thunga is the best candidate to develop this country! All must support him - He Can force people to pay Kappam and still hiding a minister position while eating Pin Bath instead of Hira Bath! If this man comes all can demand Kappam and escape of the legal system if there is one in Siri Langa!

    Buddhist Thursday, 29 February 2024 05:40 AM

    What a joke these "kappam politicians" want a foreigner to help them to win an election. When a foreigner cannot contest an election how can this foreigner organize a political party?

    Nilmini Welivita Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:01 AM

    Don't bother Mr. Convicted Criminal; the NPP has plans to send you all on a permanent vacation to Welikada Hilton.

    Natalie Nanayakara Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:03 AM

    Mr. Kappan, soon you will be able to keep keheliya company in the SLPP wing in Welikada.

    Joshua Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:20 AM

    Ali baba and the thieves will decide but people will reject any slpp fellow

    Unresolved Cases will Defeat your Party Thursday, 29 February 2024 07:21 AM

    You guys still have the presumption that everything being done and have been done by your regime is acceptable. The unresolved murder and corruption cases is so blatantly been ignored and this will result in your ultimate defeat very soon. Lately it’s been not following the constitution too.

    sam Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:09 AM

    What decision after arrival of a foreign national?

    Jude Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:16 AM

    This MF Basil still wants to do politics in SL!??

    sunil Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:32 AM

    So you guys need an American to decide who will be the Presidential candidate for SL

    Ranil Go gama Thursday, 29 February 2024 10:05 AM

    Kaputu Kaak Kaak Kaak...

    annecunt Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:48 PM

    Basil got 4xhouses in America under his wife Pusha name . all stolen money from the motherland

    RR Thursday, 29 February 2024 08:50 PM

    HIGH TIME BASIL GOT LOST


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