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More surprises to be unfolded: Anura Kumara says after India visit

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Anuradhapura, Feb. 11 (Daily Mirror)- Claiming that opposition camps have been astonished by the NPP's Indian visit, NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that more surprising events are to be unfolded in the near future.

Speaking at the Anuradhapura District Women's Convention, he said an era had begun now, where more and more surprises would take place.

"How did you know about our Indian visit? You got to know it either through the Samagi Jana Balawegaya camp, President Ranil's camp or Mahinda Rajapaksa's camp. We were silent. They have been astonished to learn about our Indian visit. They thought that only they can deal with India in that manner. An era has begun where more and more such surprises will occur," he said.

Dissanayake said the opposition has also been astonished about this concept of women's convention, adding that they never thought an awakening of women would happen in this manner.

He said various alliances are in the offing against the NPP's victory where even the political opponents such as Mahinda-Chandrika, Maithripala- Mahinda and Ranil-Chandrika are set to come to the same stage.

"Sajith is not joining that camp because of his personal rivalry with Ranil. Otherwise, he would also have joined the same camp," he said.

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  • Tissa Fernando Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:16 PM

    Only one who was not apparently surprised by his indian visit was Ranil who may have arranged it with India. Here is what I think . Indians wants to control Sri Lanka, their strategy is to own strategic economic interests in Sri lanka. Ranil wants to sell assets but he is not prepared to give full control to Indians so Indians captured Anura. Another view is that Ranil wants to sell assets but Anura's party is opposing it. So Indians try to stop Anura by giving him an elevated status. But those who think that Anura will change the country are in for great surprises. (Alponso Safasis).

    Mohandev Sunday, 11 February 2024 11:49 PM


    Amaran Monday, 12 February 2024 12:21 AM

    This is called strategic alliance. Now you prefer to use party abbreviation NPP instead of JVP. Why? Because of past unruly activities. People are still scared that you all may go back to your original unruly tactics.

    Cheers Monday, 12 February 2024 12:26 AM

    India knows you don't understand English anything they say you will nod your head and to have a puppet like you can over come all their objectives through a idiot like you and will support to come to power. India does not like SL due to Chinese support we have and india are the boot lickers of the USA as they both don't like China and Russia so do SL and they are scared china will dominate the Indian Ocean

    Jude Monday, 12 February 2024 12:44 AM

    AKD you got lots of hard work to be done before the next presidential elections!! In cricketing terms, You got to win it not by few runs, you must win it by an innings yeah.



    Sri Lankan patriots Monday, 12 February 2024 01:55 AM

    Well done Anura! We are right behind you.

    Robin Banks Monday, 12 February 2024 01:56 AM

    Finally we have a leader who genuinely cares about the people.

    Raven Monday, 12 February 2024 03:06 AM

    Hey Anura, we're not interested in any more of your surprises. I really thought you guys were straight-forward and did not hide anything from your supporters. Your visit to India was the biggest surprise of all. Wonder what other nasty surprises you have in store for the people. Thankfully I will not be interested hereafter.

    Christopher de Mel Monday, 12 February 2024 03:10 AM

    Is Molkantha the head of your Women's convention? Good luck.

    DM Monday, 12 February 2024 03:13 AM

    Yes, why are you silent? That is the problem. Why don't you tell what you have discussed and agreed?

    Neville Monday, 12 February 2024 03:16 AM

    We all will be surprised when you backflips on all what you said not only on India but also on selling the country by the previous governments!

    Jason Monday, 12 February 2024 04:00 AM

    Same old former presidents and serial unsuccessful presidential election candidates are back. Stagnant politics.

    Country First, myself second Policy Monday, 12 February 2024 04:22 AM

    Whatever plans you all have, ensure SL is always taken care of

    Country First Monday, 12 February 2024 04:23 AM

    Whatever plans you all have, ensure SL is always taken care of

    lion Monday, 12 February 2024 04:54 AM

    Every man I meet in the road is determined to change the existing system which lasted for 76 years. They are not JVP ers they all have voted for the two parties which governed this country, now fed up disillusioned and want to vote for NPP and give them power to run the country.

    warren Monday, 12 February 2024 09:42 AM

    @lion - this is the problem with Sri Lankans—the lack of basic understanding of Economic theory. Changing parties is not the panacea for economic woes. The fundamental questions in any economy, i.e., what to produce, how to produce, how much to produce, and who should produce them and consume, can't be solved through a centrally planned system. This is not to say that market-based solutions are optimal, but they are the best out of the bad. The current president is moving in the right direction. We must give him some time to show results.

    All are friends malli Monday, 12 February 2024 04:54 AM

    AKD you are the leader of a party that has 8 billion rupees equivalent in your party accounts. Your wife lives in a Scandinavian country. Your son got a job through the Pohottuwa. You are very much a part of the 225 the problem. We won't be surprised

    last chance Monday, 12 February 2024 05:01 AM

    Look at any political platform other than NPP all most all the speakers lambaste NPP ,mostly commenting on things happened 34 years ago.They hardly speak of how they intend to rebuild the country. Take AKD he hardly speak of other parties if it is about Sajith it consit of few lines taking around one minute. These are the qualities of AKD which attracted to the ordinary man in the street.Today out of all the speakers of the political platform AKD stand tall against any one.

    BnW Monday, 12 February 2024 05:23 AM

    I don't think anyone is astonished, but shockingly understand your hypocrisy. In fact, you fell into a trap and now you will make statements to control the damage. You guys have lot to learn from RW, but your pride doesn't let you.

    Sobers Monday, 12 February 2024 05:52 AM

    People are fed up with the corrupt politics of UNP,SLFP,POTUWA and even SJB. All these parties to come into power stoop down to very low levels. Create animosity among communities and rift. Innocent public doesn't want such, hence, many have changed their minds to elect JVP. Corrupt free, wastage free,clean rulership is the best way to get out of the current situation.

    Dee Monday, 12 February 2024 06:26 AM

    We are more interested in your women’s ‘parade’ from the south to colombo! Not some convention. Have it soon before the steam dies.

    Maldivian Monday, 12 February 2024 07:29 AM

    Does Srilanka always need to cling on somebody's shoulder? Every able other person in Srilanka wants to move abroad. Nobody wants to make Srilanka great. They travel abroad and make comments about How things should be done in Srilanka. Srilanka is blessed with so much natural resources and have so much potential. Just a small effort from its citizens. Politicians are voted by the general public. Elect educated people to the parliament. Make English the medium of education. Focus on skill training.

    Punchi Thusithaya Monday, 12 February 2024 08:05 AM

    Modi-Anura, going to be worse than those mentioned local combinations. How can one JVP meeting or rather a training session with India, convince to solve any problem?. There is no surprise that all 225 x will vanish.

    Joseph Monday, 12 February 2024 08:37 AM

    More surprises by endorsing Indian investment in SL

    Islander Monday, 12 February 2024 09:06 PM

    We didn't come from the Mars, same DNA. Bound to be understood.

    Adwani Monday, 12 February 2024 09:08 AM

    Do not try to surprise India by engaging in any manner that confuses India or create a huge irreparable misunderstanding. Otherwise, the majority of Sri Lankans will suffer because of your follies.

    Mohamed Adham Monday, 12 February 2024 09:39 AM

    We have voted for all the crooks during our whole lifetimes, let us give the JVP , with all its weaknesses and faults a CHANCE. Lets see how they govern our lives. We have been scammed by everyone, still, we SMILE LAUGH and ADJUST to all the scams, forgetting that we have been screwed left right and center. So why not let the JVP prove and show us what they can come up with. VOTE FOR CHANGE, VOTE FOR JVP. What more can we LOSE ????????? We have LOST EVERYTHING, our future, our childrens future, our economy. What more can we LOSE ?

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 12 February 2024 05:48 PM

    Did the NPP promise you Eastern province to be free from infidels?

    Lakshman maddumahewa Monday, 12 February 2024 10:49 AM

    It is surprised the JVP leadership forgotten their past slogans against an Indian imperialism. Many youths sacrificed their precious life for the JVP madness. The JVP leader should be explained and compensate the families who loved one fallen the party misguided adventure.

    Cannon Lawyer Monday, 12 February 2024 11:03 AM

    A country without any national policy and Indian fed false faith embadid to the governing system through both 1972

    Suba Monday, 12 February 2024 12:56 PM

    The entire political landscape in SL is monitored and controlled by India. They have their intelligence in SL and knows very well who is gonna be the next President of SL. In order to maintain their dominance, India has to get the next president in their good books. This is just the start of the new chapter and the same old dirty tricks of India. BTW, India is more dangerous than China because of the same mindset as SL gothrikayas. So, we wait and watch another turmoil in the making. Lets pray that in future no one will be able to Rape SL as in the past or present.

    Citizen k Monday, 12 February 2024 01:52 PM

    What a delusion.

    A reader Monday, 12 February 2024 03:27 PM

    Operation Shock and Awe?

    Paddy Monday, 12 February 2024 03:42 PM

    Indian haters like you guys going to India was a good surprise to begin with.

    Sivalingam Tuesday, 13 February 2024 12:49 AM

    Amul Kumara.

    Kabir Hashim Tuesday, 13 February 2024 12:52 AM

    Indians managed to put AKD into a suit and tie. How easy to fool the Dummika peniya drinkers of SL.

    Mohan k Tuesday, 13 February 2024 07:32 AM

    Welcome Anura on your Indian trip; India has been a serious benefactor for our country as seen in the recent past. India under Modi government is not like any in the past. They are resourceful, flexible, aggressive, subtle and diplomatic all rolled in one. Above all, Modi’s govt is immensely beneficial to Sri Lanka. Realize this, India contributed generously, continuously and instantly during Covid and the economic crisis, support through massive tourist visits, readily assisted in the development of North and East, support our energy needs, stand for us with the world donors, never has any ‘take over’ mind set, not indulge in ‘debt for land’ traps, have the muscle and strength to help our country at all times! All we need is a good, honest, corruption free, non-nepotistic, leader willing to uplift this country, for the country! Anura, you have this opportunity!!

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