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President Ranil Wickremesinghe and other higherups in the government participated in the annual Perahara of the Walukarama Temple in Kollupitiya today. Prime minister Dinesh Gunawardene, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, MP Vajira Abeywardene and Presidential Advisor Sagala Ratnayake were present at the event. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja


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  • Alert Friday, 23 September 2022 10:11 PM

    Ranil is fooling everyone. His father was a Christian and mother a confused Buddhist. His heart has always been with his father’s religion. He is the first Christian President in a Buddhist country,

    Atheist Friday, 23 September 2022 11:58 PM

    Who cares. Religion is a private matter.

    Saman Saturday, 24 September 2022 12:08 AM

    So does it matter? India elected a muslim president and the US elected a back President and the UK almost elected a person of Indian origin. it's fools like you, with a backward thinking mind, cannot identify all Sri Lankans as one people. Wake up and going the 21st Century.

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 24 September 2022 03:29 AM

    What’s your point Alert? That a Christian, Muslim or Tamil should not be the head of state in Sri Lanka? Is that in the constitution of Sri Lanka (ever heard of that, that SL has a constitution?) Or is that a rule based on your bigotry, racism and ignorance? Moreover, you should pull your head out of your ass and see what those leaders elected based on their Buddhist credentials have done to the country? Fattened their overseas bank accounts and bankrupted Sri Lanka. And I bet you (and your mother) are proud that we are living on donations and begging from other countries? It’s you and your racist bigoted ilk (the 6.9million) who have got this country in such a mess. Were you born stupid? Or are you taking lessens on how to be stupid? (PS. This is not a defence of RW. He is no better).

    Migara Kaluwila Saturday, 24 September 2022 04:12 AM

    So what? What does region got to do who one function! How have those so call Buddhist Presidents operated? What has happened to county now? Those Buddhist are the biggest crooks, take a look at the parliament 90% are Buddhist ministers and tell me how many are not crooks, or corrupted? What SL need a leader who can make a difference. Religion has nothing to do with the capability and capabilities.

    johan Saturday, 24 September 2022 09:23 AM

    Politicians consider power is more important than the religion,just to fool the people.Most of our Politicians are with Christian background including JRJ,CBK,MR all

    Sokrates Saturday, 24 September 2022 09:58 AM

    Absolutely correct. A blasphemous performance by Ranil. It should also be known that he changed religion long ago, since a Christian cannot become President in Sri Lanka (which I don't understand, as Sri Lanka is a secular country). Ranil is a power-hungry opportunist who cheats the population with his temple visits.

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 11:13 AM

    That assertion is incorrect as the 1st PM of Independent SL was also non-Buddhist, but embraced Buddhism for politics??!! 2nd PM was Buddhist, may concede, but not the 3rd and 4th PM who were practicing Christians??? The 4th became a Buddhist after he decided to enter politics?? RW on the contrary has been a Buddhist since young days and has been a disciple at Walukaramaya from tender age and continues to do so?? It is capricious to assert that he is a Christian and anyway from the foregoing not the first to be so??!!

    Jay Friday, 23 September 2022 10:35 PM

    Heart thinking one mouth speaks something So how God will help him???

    Keep away from relegios places Friday, 23 September 2022 11:52 PM

    Ranil Sir you have done enough sinful acts like Battalanda torture camp , arresting the youths who participated in protests against govt. And a sinful person like you and participating in perahara and stepping into holy places like Walukarama and spoiling the holiness will make this country to suffer further more.

    Lan Saturday, 24 September 2022 12:27 AM

    He doesn't have any religion except politics.. politics is his religion and he loves politics than anything else..so all this are show off to deceive people ..you know people can be easily fooled in our country.

    Roshan samarathunga Saturday, 24 September 2022 01:04 AM

    Well please don’t disrespect master debater who loves worship to become immortal leader who can show others to how it can be done

    Gb Saturday, 24 September 2022 01:24 AM

    Hora, this sorry excuse for a human being thinks going to temple will erase his evil deeds, how about do good instead of acting good for pictures, what an embarassment

    Roshan samarathunga Saturday, 24 September 2022 01:56 AM

    Excellent news. The immortal leader is getting blessed before master debate .unelected president looking fragile . He needs a well deserved rest.

    Buddhist Saturday, 24 September 2022 02:00 AM

    To get the votes he is licking Buddhism. Shameless person. Have you seen him in a church at all? Similarly SWRD. If you drive down Horogolla to Kandy on the right side in Horogolla, one can see the burial place of SWRD’s father with a cross on the grave stone. It is covered in bushes to prevent people seeing it.

    Rex Jarkie Saturday, 24 September 2022 05:17 AM

    Well said he too is a Christian pretending to be a Buddhist for own benefits

    Man Saturday, 24 September 2022 06:48 AM

    The second precept has been breached by him as he is a person, totally rejected by the voter. But, in the temple.

    Punchi Saturday, 24 September 2022 06:56 AM

    May be now the heavens ( or is it US, India, China, UAE etc) are going to open up and rain blessings of food, fuel, medicines, fertilisers and other goodies on us.

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 11:49 AM

    “He is the FIRST CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT IN A BUDDHIST country,” That’s not a moot point??! Not factual?? In any case, what’s wrong in being a Christian HoG? Religion alone doesn’t “maketh the Man suitable or not to be President” – Capricious thought!!? Well we have plethora of people before him who have conveniently and expeditious purpose of gaining favour from electorate, embraced Buddhism – Charlatans, Comedians who have been and are bane of this country 1st PM – Born Christian embraced Buddhism to engage in successful politics! Elected!! 2nd PM born and practicing Buddhist!! Elected! 3rd PM Born and practicing Christian??!! Elected!! CONTD.

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 11:56 AM

    (Part II) 4th PM Born Christian embraced Buddhism to engage in successful politics! Elected. Lineage to NILAPERUMAL PANDARAM – Indian, served as high priest of “Pattini Devala” of Nawagamuwa WP 5th PM Born and Practicing Buddhist (APPOINTED on untimely death of predecessor!) 6th PM Born and practicing Buddhist! Elected! Lineage to LOKU NILAME ADIKARAM RATWATTE, who is a Tamil and signed Kandyan Convention ceding to British Imperial Crown in 1815!!! So why are we complaining now about RW, whether Christian or Buddhist?? In the light of all the above, Does it matter???

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 11:56 AM

    (Part II) 4th PM Born Christian embraced Buddhism to engage in successful politics! Elected. Lineage to NILAPERUMAL PANDARAM – Indian, served as high priest of “Pattini Devala” of Nawagamuwa WP 5th PM Born and Practicing Buddhist (APPOINTED on untimely death of predecessor!) 6th PM Born and practicing Buddhist! Elected! Lineage to LOKU NILAME ADIKARAM RATWATTE, who is a Tamil and signed Kandyan Convention ceding to British Imperial Crown in 1815!!! So why are we complaining now about RW, whether Christian or Buddhist?? In the light of all the above, Does it matter???

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 11:56 AM

    (Part II) 4th PM Born Christian embraced Buddhism to engage in successful politics! Elected. Lineage to NILAPERUMAL PANDARAM – Indian, served as high priest of “Pattini Devala” of Nawagamuwa WP 5th PM Born and Practicing Buddhist (APPOINTED on untimely death of predecessor!) 6th PM Born and practicing Buddhist! Elected! Lineage to LOKU NILAME ADIKARAM RATWATTE, who is a Tamil and signed Kandyan Convention ceding to British Imperial Crown in 1815!!! So why are we complaining now about RW, whether Christian or Buddhist?? In the light of all the above, Does it matter???

    Mahila Saturday, 24 September 2022 12:13 PM

    Tamil, Sinhalese, Christian, Malay, Kerala, ‘Thambi Mudali’, Buddhist, Hindu, any religion doesn't matter??!! The 1st citizen should be righteous, conduct with rectitude, beyond reproach all times?? Those who dabble in Tsunami funds are PNG


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