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Sri Lanka cannot depend on other nations for ever: Ruwan

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Gampaha, Feb 11 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka cannot depend on other countries every day and it is high time the nation stands up on its own with pride, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said over the weekend. 

"Sri Lanka cannot borrow from other nations everyday and follow their instructions. It is high time the nation stands up by itself. President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the government are striving to see that Sri Lanka achieves this status," Wijewardene told the UNP Gampaha District convention. 

"The time has come for the people of Sri Lanka to make the right decision on behalf of their nation," he added. 

"This is an election year. We may have to face a Presidential election in October, and it will be followed by the general election while Provincial Council elections will also be held. It is the people who should decide the course of the nation. People should make the right decisions. The country has been put on the right track.  President Wickremesinghe had stabilized the nation. Imagine what concessions the people of this country could enjoy if he rules this country for five more years," he added.


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  • Entrepreneur Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:12 PM

    Yes, agreed. Make two states it will stand on its own. Competition between the two states will abolish corruption, bribery and make people to pull up and work hard or harder.

    THE TRUE Sunday, 11 February 2024 10:47 PM

    MR. RANIL AFTER ASSUMING OFFICE HOW MUCH MONEY BORROWED FROM FOREIGN FUNDS ????

    Sumo de Silva Monday, 12 February 2024 10:12 AM

    Two states? What the procreation are you own about.

    Aran Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:13 PM

    Five more years ..... 18% × 5 = 90% for people like Kehiliya to enjoy.

    Anura Jayantha Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:29 PM

    Yes, I am.speechless of what he would do in the next five years..amazing what politics can do to people..

    Mahinda Karawita Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:30 PM

    Enough is Enough with this corrupt Politicians.

    Shameless Moron Acting Smart. Sunday, 11 February 2024 07:43 PM

    UNP has also the same virus as SLPP - famous for taking loans

    People will get Peanuts Sunday, 11 February 2024 07:50 PM

    Absolutely. People will get peanuts if Ranil with his arrogance continue. Only politicians will benefit the most coz he won’t bother of the corruption going on or has gone. That’s why cheapskate Politicians who have no backbone wants him elected.

    Eliminate Political Parties who Destroyed SL Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:50 PM

    Most Sri Lankan politicians have no pride! They have been borrowing money for their lavish lifestyle by projecting to the world money Is needed over years. That’s why a total government revamp is needed

    Virus will continue if Not Eliminated Sunday, 11 February 2024 12:54 PM

    Most SL politicians like you have no pride! They have been using borrowed money for their lavish lifestyle

    Karina Tillakaratne Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:46 PM

    Don't end up voting for the NPP OR JVP modayas. Or the Rajapissu gonas. Their ideas have failed in China, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Cuba. All of the above except Cuba have embraced free market economies and are moving forward. The Rajapissus are the cause of SLs current plight. There will not be a second chance at bailouts.

    007 Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:04 PM

    Nor can we depend on the current rulers. Time for a change and it is coming. Hold elections and we will answer your questions.

    Poor citizen but rich in knowledge Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:07 PM

    Sri Lanka should have kept local industries running, opened economy at a slower pace whist protecting local industries, should have had a vision and master plan with short medium and long term goals etc etc. So who started the rot? It’s public knowledge!

    Spartacus Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:25 PM

    Don't talk about pride, sovereignty and all that bullshit. Ranil did not do any magic, after a terrible storm there will always be respite and that came in the form of IMF who are now closely watching and directing our economy. We only need to recover slightly, when you yakkos will begin robbing again. This is a fact. Is that the pride your talking?

    Ranjan Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:36 PM

    Whatever you say the people have made up their mind for a change. Enough is enough. Ruwan you are wasting your time .

    Wales bajav Sunday, 11 February 2024 01:51 PM

    Dear RW, Ruwan and the govt members! Do you read the comments of these respectable, educated sexperts; sorry EXPERTS. Why don't you give a chance for them to run the govt. We have sacrificed for quite a long time. We will continue to do so and see how these experts would fair. We will not be suffering for long; as they would make sure that we do the waley bajan soon

    Joshua Sunday, 11 February 2024 02:03 PM

    We have to depend on.others because of you politicians who have plundered the money and resources of the country. Now talking big.

    VJ Sunday, 11 February 2024 03:06 PM

    There is only so much a leader can do. The people need to stay motivated. Every citizen must make a contribution. The people need a system change more than the government. Stop cheating, be honest and not cunning. Claiming social benefits even though you are not entitled is stealing. Don’t move your fence in the dark to steal a piece of your neighbors property. Don’t steal the crops of your fellow farmer. Report corruption to the authorities and help clean the system. We will soon be a proud nation.

    Roy Sunday, 11 February 2024 03:23 PM

    Whose to blamed? Isn't it the UNP who has ruled this country for long time especially your JRJ who stayed for 17 years with out holding elections and his open economy has not only ruined our country but our culture as well. So please don't look up and spit

    Pantha Kumaran Sunday, 11 February 2024 03:50 PM

    Yes, I totally agree what you say. Sadly you politicians are spending more money and involved in all sort of criminal activities such as bribes, commission, back hand. Until this stops there is no future to our country. People are leaving the country every day looking for employment in foreign soil. They all know they have no future in their country of birth. Tamils are doing pretty well in foreign soil. But we the majority are the one facing problem. For your information Tamils are helping us financially. But people like Sarath Weerasekera, Wimal and Udaya are spoling.

    Another Wickramasinghe parasite Sunday, 11 February 2024 03:54 PM

    You are right, let's hand over the country to your uncle till 2048.

    Politicians will Benefit Sunday, 11 February 2024 08:24 PM

    Absolutely. People will get peanuts if Ranil with his arrogance continue. Only politicians will benefit the most coz he won’t bother of the corruption going on or has gone. That’s why cheapskate Politicians who have no backbone wants him elected.

    M Fernando Sunday, 11 February 2024 04:01 PM

    Can't rely on others forever ?? Of course we can ! We have been managing very well by begging from others for so long. We can definitely continue.

    Ashley Sunday, 11 February 2024 04:13 PM

    Why we want them, rajapakshas Looted the country, Ranil and team looted central bank,his presidency is unexpected random event not by vote,after the period is over we don’t want him anymore

    Ronnie Sunday, 11 February 2024 04:50 PM

    Country need honest decent talented educated politicians that work for the nation and the nation's prosperity anything Possible whitout crooks

    sam Sunday, 11 February 2024 04:58 PM

    What has your leader done towards this. A total failure

    ANNECUNT Sunday, 11 February 2024 06:40 PM

    We depend on other nations because our politicians rob the country . anybody robbing there own country must be castrated. Rajapaksa family has robbed enough money for three generations

    No Backbone Politicians Running SL Sunday, 11 February 2024 07:47 PM

    People will get peanuts if Ranil with his arrogance continue. Only you politicians will benefit the most coz he won’t bother of the corruption going on or has gone. That’s why you cheapskate who have no backbone wants him elected.

    Not fit to Be a Politician Sunday, 11 February 2024 07:54 PM

    Ruwan just barking around like Sajith. No leadership qualities

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Sunday, 11 February 2024 09:14 PM

    Ruwan, your contention is correct,butt ,Mahinda, Gota, Srisena and the rest propagated the same vision, which ultimately ended in zero results, follow LeKuwan commitment and dedication, a new leader should be reborni

    AJ Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:13 PM

    RW has been given the opportunity by SLPP,after Gota fled, to cover rajapaksha clan by public outrage and safely deposit their loot in various places, RW seems agreed,and leash military to chase out Aragalaya fellows,which he did successfully,then started raising prices of essential food,fuel basically everything due to increase of VAT,but he is not bothered to collect booty of rajapaksha or central bank loot or bad debt in billions of rupees of politicians in state banks or customs fraud of imports ect,if RW in power for a another five years that could be good for you and other lackeys but not to the country or its people

    Ragunath Monday, 12 February 2024 04:11 AM

    What are you talking about, there will not be a nation known as Sri Lanka, if we let you guys to stay in power another 6 months. It will be banana republic controlled by India.

    Fred Monday, 12 February 2024 05:13 AM

    Self-reliance is the key.Any developed nation will tell you that.India should tell you that.Dependence on other nations is a colonial mentality which should have been abandoned a long time ago That's not to say we should not get foreign expertise, investment, but we must know what we want, have a plan so that both sides benefit not just the foreign investor

    Waco Monday, 12 February 2024 05:17 AM

    Your uncle Pin-President planned and robed the Central Bank. You are also drawing a big salary and enjoying other perks , as a Green House Gas Emission “ advisor. Without any qualifications or knowledge. Running the country. You are a sleepy person. Go to sleep.

    Lal Monday, 12 February 2024 06:53 AM

    Due to present economic circumstances people living very difficult life, it’s struggle never able to win, RW stick to tax people to balance the rajapaksha loot,that exercise make them more unhappy without recovering rajapaksha loot, put some effort to do so and add voter happy promises such as removing perks of parliamentarians,that might work sometimes

    Sambo Monday, 12 February 2024 07:50 AM

    Who is to blame for the current situation in this country. Is it the public. You politicians are to blame for stealing government money and the central bank played a major role in helping them out.

    navratne willamune Monday, 12 February 2024 09:12 AM

    politcians should have known this 75 years ago....

    Punchi Monday, 12 February 2024 09:49 AM

    For 75 years we have developed and refined a beggar mentality we expectations of being given by overseas free food, medicines, medical equipment, vehicles etc. Now suddenly we are being told this mentality is bad

    Sumo de Silva Monday, 12 February 2024 10:13 AM

    when one realises something is bad one accepts it and do something about it. Is that too difficult to comprehend? Are you trying to score points here

    Jeewaka Polkanda Monday, 12 February 2024 10:34 AM

    ALI PIN GONA is back again baking the refused BOSS!

    ROSH Monday, 12 February 2024 11:40 AM

    Yes I am glad he understood the gravity of the situation.he needs to ask unelected master debater the president stop spending too much time in the mile high club with foreign leaders. He needs stop make his double bed too steamy and stop doing internal work and focus on his mouth

    Junta Balupalan Monday, 12 February 2024 03:39 PM

    When you will be out Pin Bath HP! Do not Destry Wijewardena name - people tend to disrespect this name too due to Pin Bathas like you! Backing and liking an unelected man!!


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