President Rajapaksa meets Opposition delegation
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa met an opposition delegation lead by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees this afternoon on 23rd August. The Opposition delegation also included Tissa Attanayake, Laxman Kiriella and Joseph Michael Perera from the UNP and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem.
Representing the government Ministers G.L. Peiris, Basil Rajapaksa and Susil Premajayantha were present at the discussions.
The President and the Opposition delegation discussed issues related to the Constitutional Amendments. The President and Opposition leader met several times before and discussed the same issues during their previous meetings.
hope both of mahaththayallas will do reasonable life style to the people who not able to eat 3meals a day, hope this not a another usual drama, hope both party will be do some honest, good useful work to country instead of squishing people money in to there own pocket like usual
I agree with comments by Ganesh. While the masses are suffering under the burden of cost of living, malnourishment, unemployment and homelessness, the UNP leaders are having discussions with the perpetrators of the burden on amending the constitution.
The constitution has been a dead document since the late JRJ wrote a new constitution. The rulers have manipulated the system to achieve their own ends. The current Parliament’s speaker is the president’s own brother. Where is the impartiality of the Speaker? The judiciary has gone to the dogs. There are judges who carry files to the President’ residence to discuss matters over a cup of tea.
If democarcy is to be restored, Ranil Wickremasinghe should be sacked even before others in Government are sacked.
Ganesh and Demala Chelvam need to open their eyes and see that quality of life in the West is no better. In fact it is getting worse. There is increasing massive unemployment, increasing crime, increasing poverty and hunger, increasing tax burden on the masses, poor health which is neglected due to poor health services and poverty, spiralling cost of living, homelessness, drug addiction etc. There are now even dirty streets and shanty towns in the West.
In contrast Sri Lanka has made massive strides under the noble Mahinda Chintanaya in economic development. Infra-structure is being built at a fast pace as it had been neglected under the previous governments due to 30 years plus of LTTE terrorism. HE Mahinda Rajapaksa has been the first courageous leader in the world to vanquish the most evil barbaric LTTE terrorist organisation. The imperial West was using it and VP as a tool to gain power in SE Asia and prevent India from becoming a superpower, just as they used Saddam Hussein, until they had no more use from him and bumped him off.
The task ahead for the present government is stupendous but with concerted efforts from everyone in the country the task of economic victory to make Sri Lanka the shining star of Asia can be realised for our future generations. The present government is dedicated to achieve it despite the obstacles thrown by the imperial West and enemies within the country.
There is massive corruption in the West as well. For instance, in UK many British MPs were caught redhanded in stealing from the treasury by false expenses claims over the years to fund their lifstyles. It is a crime. But they were not arrested and charged with fraud as it would create a crisis in the country with MPs in prison. In USA as well as in Britain CIA and the MI5, MI6 carry out assassinations of people who they judge to be a threat to the country. This is extra-judicial killings. USA and Britain are guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but the UN dare not decry it. It is easier to pander to calls of the imperial West for UNSG to rail against a minnow like MR in Sri Lanka. So let us be fair and be happy that situation in SL is not that bad afterall. Let us join hands in improving the leifestyle and quality of life for all our citizens in SL by each of us doing our bit instead of harsh criticism.Let us not be divided into racial or religious groups but be ONE Sri Lankan Nation and be proud of it.
Nicholas nothing much to say then f..u self , yes we will open our eyes onece you get a good fu…from one of political parties
Nicholas I have no personal issue with our each one who in the photo, LTTE terrorism was finish long ago y still only u keeping talking about past, can you imaging if our country has some kinda war like Iraq or affgen witch is never finish..hellllooooooooo
I new everything didt happen in once I’m saying n I see large amount of peoples money & time wasting you blind moran
Unfortunately people like Ganesh cannot debate a point without getting emotionally wound up. Perhaps they are lacking something upstairs. Let me suggest to Ganesh to learn some English first before entering into a debate with anyone in English, or stick to his mother tongue. I can hardly get any sense of what he is trying to say, apart from the sprinkling of swear words when he gets all emotionally worked up unable to think straight. Such people end up finally brawling especially if they had been boozing. I suggesd Ganesh to leave the booze alone and try to understand my argument when you are sober enough, with a dictionary by your side perhaps.
Mahinda Rajapksa is the greatest leader and statesman in the world today. He shall lead a united Sri Lanka,as one undivided free country into a bright future for all its citizens of all creeds, colours and cultures. In twenty years time the face of Sri Lanka would change forever to a happy prosperous nation. So let us give MR a helping hand to bring this change about rapidly instead of being critical like an old hag. Our real enemies are poverty, ignorance, disease and hunger. Let us fight these rather than each other in foolish nationalism, extremism and radicalism which is destructive. VP went down that road and ended up in hell. He dragged his family and cronies also into hell. He tried to drag down that road the noble Tamil race also with its rich culture. But it is MR who ended this disaster and saved the day for the Tamils, by the War of Liberation of the 300,000 Tamils held hostage. VP had herded them together like cows to be taken wherever he went to supply him his child soldiers as gun-fodder for his war. Are the Tamils grateful for it? They have better quality of life now in Jaffna and the Wanni and in the East. I hope they are grateful. The radical Tamil politicians have addled their brains with foolish talk of Tamil nationalism. Has India granted autonomy to Tamil Nadu with its 70 million Tamils? It will never happen. So why hanker after autonomy for the few Sri Lankan Tamils most of whom are in the South? Isn’t it better to live in peace and harmony as one nation with equal rights? History is valuable and it is important to us in order to draw inspiration from it as well as learn from our past mistakes.
Unfortunately people like Ganesh cannot debate a point without getting emotionally wound up
he hee – Nicholas once again nothing much to say then f..u self ,
yes Mahinda Rajapksa is the greatest leader and statesman in the world today n future,i new it long a go u moran
Ur replying like a frog in a well,ur sleepy moody,Try to read all the pagers on paper, not just a one page u moran,
ar u “katu kana ballekda”
Here we go again! Ganesh is letting off a salvo of swear words in poor English. He is incapable of rational debate but is all emotional like a drunkard. He is blinkered like a horse or perhaps a donkey. Remove your blinkers and see the bigger picture of what is happening around the world. While the economy of the imperial West is sinking our economy is slowly but surely rising. In two decades we will be a properous nation. All our people will be happy. The foolish diaspora Tamils who supported the terrorist LTTE in a useless war of trrorism to conquer Sri Lanka to create a so-called eelam nation for the Tamils is totally destroyed. Let the rabid TNA who is trying foolishly to raise the dead to bring more misery to the Tamils in Sri Lanka jump into the nearest well. You, Ganesh can jump with them. This is my last word to you.
There you go again Jump into the well..yes ladies like you first please