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President Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Court Lodge Estate, owned by the Udupusellawa Plantation Company in Nuwara Eliya this morning (16) to explore opportunities for the revival of the tourism industry around the picturesque hills of Nuwara Eliya. Notably, the President embarked on this journey by traversing the Pekoe Trail.


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  • Gabriella Tuesday, 16 April 2024 06:47 PM

    Yes, show the tourists where their tea comes from and the slave labour used to produce it. The President seems to be obsessed with tourism. Can’t he see the potential for a manufacturing industry given the competitive ( slave labour) wage structure.

    Gert Jan, the Netherlands Thursday, 18 April 2024 12:44 AM

    Spot on!

    Ex factory man Tuesday, 16 April 2024 07:05 PM

    The labourers need a minimum of R/s 1000.00 per day, good governmental health facilities, and a Royal College. Will he approve it ? Why no hangers on politicians with him? He must have made a surprise visit. If so well done Mr. President.

    Nadesan K Tuesday, 16 April 2024 07:52 PM

    It seems British Raj is well and truly alive

    Be Fair Tuesday, 16 April 2024 08:30 PM

    Super strategy, a prerequisite to the Elections. He is gaining

    Anthony Estholan Tuesday, 16 April 2024 08:59 PM

    Major Eye wash for elections

    ELECTION ISING COM Tuesday, 16 April 2024 09:37 PM

    IF THERE IS FRUITS ON THE TREES, THE BATS WILL COME.

    Ram Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:34 AM

    RW never seen mingling with people like this. This shows to what extent the politicians stretch themselves to win an election. All this happens during election time.

    Nimal Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:34 AM

    So true. But I guess he needs every vote he can get as the stars are not aligned well for this lot.

    M Fernando Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:38 PM

    ...and next time these same people protest or go on strike for fairer wages and conditions, this same person will unleash the power of the state on them using water cannon, police baton charges and tear gas . Our new democracy at work ! Unfortunately, no shortage of fawning for this and every other SL politician

    Ram Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:37 AM

    RW who does not even recognise his Sirikotha people except a few close associates going round like this to people is only an election gimmick

    last chance Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:06 AM

    HIS WAY OF DOING POLITICS AS OLD HIS age in politics. Just go around fool people just to to get vote and taking snaps shots with them and once the election is over he disappears in to the thin air. This method is old and well known to the voters who have been fooled for decades. So friend I dont think this time this method will work.

    Steve Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:27 AM

    Good walking exercise for his belly

    Jude Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:11 AM

    RANIL never a favourite of rural folks!!

    Jude Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:20 AM

    RANIL started from Biyagama and moved to Colombia district, Ranil will never win from anywhere else!!

    Jude Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:22 AM

    Never in the history of SL politics had an unpopular leader as Ranil.

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:05 AM

    He only cares about his image on the international stage. Knows very well what Sri Lankans think of him.

    Jude Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:30 AM

    RANIL going down in the history as an leader who doesn't have a legacy!!

    NF Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:39 AM

    This political begger going around by begging votes. However now he can't bulled the people. If this fellow contests election he looses his bail as well, not getting 5% of votes. What a greednes of power and shameless fellow..

    Karu Wednesday, 17 April 2024 10:40 AM

    Don’t destroy yourself like this Ranil! Opening street flyovers in the City and going on jolly ride in the guise of promoting tourism in the hills when you should be leading the bond holder debt restructuring discussions that have failed because you are the FM besides being the President! Enjoy Broken Pekoe tea on the Pekoe trail after you have no bigger responsibility. Not now while you are on the last legs of your political career! Do some good to the country at least now and go out like a hero and not a wimp picking up small potatos.

    Prof. Mathew Dawson Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:18 PM

    Oh My God Jesus Christ, save SriLanka from the deceiving spirits.

    LIGHT READER Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:25 PM

    I MUST ADMIT RANIL HAS BRAINS, BUT THE WAY HE IS USING THEM IS DEFINITELY NOT IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE, THIS IS CLEAR AND VERY EVIDENT TO EVEN THE COMMON MAN ON THE STREET AND IN THE RURAL/VILLAGE AREAS WHERE THEIR EDUCATION IS NOT UPTO COLOMBO, OUTER SKIRTS AND KANDY SCHOOLS. HOWEVER, ALL THESE PRE-ELECTION SHOWS, DECISIONS/APPOINTMENTS HE PUTS ON AND MAKES IS ONLY BRINGING HIM DOWN IN THE EYES OF THE POEPLE. HE IS ONLY A SCAPE GOAT THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE AND GOES ON TO ACT LIKE ONE. HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE COUNTRY AND SHOULD RETIRE BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. IF HE CONTINUES, HE WILL LEAVE BEHIND A LEGACY OF BEING A PUPPET ON A STRING.

    Volker Metzger Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:01 PM

    It is a disgrace for this president never to have visited these poor tea pickers or to have offered them any real help for their families, but now to appear there purely for election reasons!!! He probably knows almost nothing about the pay and living conditions of these "slave workers", and has never even touched them on a human level, and now he comes and "begs" for their votes! What kind of president, and he wants to lead the country into a better future!? With him, a fair, non-corrupt and socially just society will never become a reality!!! Sri Lanka must find a better, more humane, more compassionate president if the dream of all fair people of a good and happy Sri Lanka is to come true!!!

    Sumanal Appanam Wednesday, 17 April 2024 06:19 PM

    Look at this Pinas Bada! Some gonas taking selfies with Pina for nothing!! He never had any idea of people and did nothing for 50 years! Now dropping crocodile tear drops to show people to get votes!!

    ANOTHER ELECTION BORU SHOW Thursday, 18 April 2024 12:15 AM

    1ST PIC, PLEASE BELIEVE IN ME 2NDPIC BAD SHOW 3RD PIC MY HEART TELLS ME I CAN WIN 4TH BEGGING, PIC PLEASE VOTE FOR ME 5TH WE STAND TOGETHER 6TH PIC DEEP THOUGHT, I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CLINCH THE TOP JOB 7TH APOLOGY FOR NOT COMING MORE OFTEN AND ATTENDING TO YOUR NEEDS. GOD BLESS RANIL IS OBSESSED WITH TOURISM, AT THE RATE TOURISTS ARE BEING TREATED IN THE COUNTRY, WE MAY SEE NUMBERS FALL DRASTICALLY. I HOPE THAT VIDEO TAKEN BY THE UTUBER IS SENT AROUND THE WORLD.

    Shelliah Thursday, 18 April 2024 12:57 AM

    slavery people working hard from the last century. what we do for them. Mr.Ranil should tell the answer. no good hospital,no School, no transport for the School children,poor sanitation, no houses and more... corrupted Thondaman family living in generation political ideology. same as tamil leaders and singala leaders do with other part of the country. talking rasisim and doing dividing ruling politics. we should come together to change Sri lankan history. long live our people and God bless.


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