" Baked in milk or fried in oil the dove is the same whatever you do the dove cannot be an eagle," said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an event in Kurunegala yesterday (11 Aug).
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the selection of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna shows that “in the mind of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka, it's land and its people are destined to be the private property of the Rajapaksa family.”
Gotabaya Rajapaksa now the Presidential Candidate for the burgeoning Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) in his acceptance speech earlier today Aug 11, pledged to create a more disciplined society.
Leader of the opposition and the Podujana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa anointed his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the candidate of the new party led by him for the forthcoming presidential election at the first-ever convention of the SLPP at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo a short while ago.
Tyrants rule through fraud and force. When fraud is exposed, the tyrant relies exclusively on force. At a press briefing on Thursday, Basil Rajapaksa has confidently claimed that there is no need to be afraid of Gotabaya.
In a speech made at Temple Trees today (9), an upbeat Wickremesinghe went on the offensive, listing out exactly what he thought an SLPP Commander-in-Chief would end up terminating.
Two Civil Society activists are pushing the police towards investigating allegations of an allegedly irregular issue of a passport to Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa and other immigration issues around him that have been reported in the Media recently.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) architect Basil Rajapaksa gave a public guarantee today (8) that his brother Gotabaya will not turn into a "darunu naayakayek" or cruel leader as President.
Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said that there should be proper policies which should be implemented and not be limited to the paper they are written on to win the presidential elections.
Four senior members of the United National Party will meet tonight to make changes to the proposed Constitution of the alliance the party plans to lead in the Presidential Election.