May 2016 be a year of triumph and victory for all Sri Lankans – PM
This New Year dawns with the refreshing promise of a new era – one that ushers in the dividends of democracy, fulfilling the long held aspirations of the people, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said in his New Year message.
The message further said, “It celebrates the emerging of a nation that understands and comprehends the true meaning of freedom from oppression.
“As a nation, we have triumphed over adversity and challenges that threatened the very fabric of our society.
“Today, gifted with a new political culture that affords us all the opportunity to rise above differences, we have before us a new and exciting journey – one that brings together opportunities for growth, sustainable development and progress while affirming the rights and privileges of the citizens, incorporating their hopes and aspirations.
“We enter 2016 on a note of hope and abundance, as a country fortifying its economic, social and political strength.
“May 2016 be a year of triumph and victory for all Sri Lankans”.
(Government News Portal)
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A year ago, the citizens of Sri Lanka caused a silent revolution against the tyranny of the Rajapaksa clan.
This revolution brought a anti-bra Siriya into the golden chair with the support of the oldest political party in Sri Lanka, the “uncle, nephew party” UNP headed by you.
A year later, as a rational voter, I an disillusioned with the year backward and and the era forward.
The year backward was an emptiness demonstrating the incapability of the Yahapalana government. Almost nothing has changed except a few UNP faces in the Cabinet. Despite claims of a flourishing democracy, the Rajapaksa’s are exerting significant influence in the Judiciary and Public Service.
While you were in opposition, you spoke of the treatment afforded to KP and Karuna by the Rajapaksas. This has not changed; they enjoy the same under Yahapalana Govt.
You alleged that the Rajapaksa’s spirted multi billions from the public purse; not a cent has been brought back.
Ranil, on 8th jan 2015, we, the die-hard UNP’ers believed that you can bring CHANGE, not only CHANGE but CHANGE THAT WE CAN BELIEVE IN. You Ranil, have fopped, flopped beyond recognition.
Let’s hope so. We want be disappointed this time. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
what nation you mean the plutocrats …..no not the guys from the dwarf planet…..what is gestapo doing backing the sordid activities of your hand picked minister led by Heinrich Himmler and you speak of oppression
You hoped that by condemning the Chinese that the west would flood your government with dollars so far it has not materialised and now your Finance minister has got his batman to clean up dormant accounts lying most likely in the national savings bank and national banks. The governor the idiot as he is clueless to claim that maintaining such accounts does not cover the cost ….what about the service charges that these banks levy the customers.
Mahendran would have a tuff job in slavaging dormant account from private banks for most of these accounts must have been converted to dollars and siphoned away into foreign accounts illegally for anything is possible with crooks like Mahendran
What is this fabric that this guy is talking about the country is just as divided on race religion and caste and the only yhing that can be speculated is that it will get worse before it becomes better rgardless of what John Kerry has to say
What a terrible liar ! He managed to display to the world that he is incompetent to the maximum.