Ranjan Ramanayake rues missed opportunities for batsman Ranil Wickremesinghe
Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Ranjan Ramanayake has always been an outspoken character during his career in acting as well as his time in politics. Yesterday (April 23rd) he convened a media briefing to speak about Cricket and also spoke about the actions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in cricketing terms.
“Everything has a date of expiry,” he said as he began to speak on the United National party and it’s leader. He noted that the Prime Minister has been given plenty of chances to “score” on the field adding that he has not been able to do so on many occasions. Ranjan says that the UNP will not discover the true talents of its members as long as the likes of Sajith Premadasa and Navin Dissanayake are not given an opportunity to shine.
The Deputy minister reminisced about playing cricket growing up, especially the part where a batsman who is dismissed comes up to the rest and says he was not dismissed and everyone around him accepts due to his seniority. Comparing this scenario to the Prime Minister and his numerous defeats, the Deputy Minister questioned as to whether politicians such as himself would ever be given a chance to “bat.”
Ranjan Ramanayake noted that a true leader would come up to him and say ‘Ranjan its time you bat, I will bowl.” The Deputy Minister believes that it is this sentiment that could lead to the creation of great “players” within the UNP and that they would not have to rely on out-of-form batsmen or imported batsmen as they did during the 2010 and 2015 presidential elections when the UNP backed common candidates instead of fielding their own.
(Source: News 1st)
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it is high time that the deputy minister is deprived of his deputy minister ship for being so ungrateful to his leader Ranil Wickremasinghe for on his Popularity of obtaining 6 million votes in August 2015 elections 7 months after the so called bond scam which all the other 106 UNP members could obtain only 41 million ,it is a shame on all the other 106 UNP members . They should all clamor for a forensic investigation by the world bank to investigate and see whether there was a bond scam or not for on the popularity of their leader at present they are attempting to oust their leader
Eng Perera’s comments are very logical; can see it comes from the logical thinking of an Engineering professional.
The so-called Bond Scam is a political drama of uninitiated leaders of the blind masses.
A forensic examination of the CB operations by a qualified body such as the WB or the more friendly ADB will shed light into transactions.
The total re-org of the CB is long overdue. In fact, the current CB Boss has been dragging his feet; the CB continues to have allegedly corrupt officers in the top echelons.