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Youth pledge support to Ranil?

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has summoned a meeting of the youth branch of the party, which will be held today, according to a party member who wished to maintain anonymity. The party member revealed that Wickremesinghe had already drawn up a document for presentation at the Youth Working Committee meeting, in which the members pledge their support to the Opposition Leader.  It is said the document also states that the youth branch want Wickremesinghe to remain as Opposition Leader. Recently introduced reforms by a special committee state that most office-bearing positions within the UNP should be decided by secret ballot.

25 Comments for “Youth pledge support to Ranil?”

  1. Regular guy

    Another ploy by the failed leader of UNP. He started this sort of manipulative politics during his University Days in Colombo. Once again it confirms he is believer in “End justifies the means” theory. He will rest only after the final nail is put on the coffin of the dead party “UNP’. What a sad saga. Ranil was first introduced to the national politics by his uncle another famous unpopular and dreaded politician ever lived in Sri Lanka; J.R.Jayawardene, through the Youth Branch of the party so he is going to the familiar and naïve bunch to stop the campaign against his leadership. J.R. also never wanted to see that Premadasa as the party leader. Moreover, Ranil does not see that the Colombo elites do not have any thing in common with the masses of Sri Lanka. So he will keep on rigging the UNP party guidelines and the procedures to suit his ego.

    • Sarath

      WHATS THIS NONSENCE DOES NOT RELATE TO THIS TOPIC, GO PREACH ELSEWHERE..

      • gaunu

        It’s free propaganda. Just ignore and take no notice. He iwll have to give up when no one notices them.

  2. Ruwan

    Time to go Ranil, Sajith can lead the way. Your time is up, show us the money??

    • Vibrator

      Not yet time for Ranil to go. Still a few more good men there to chase off. Only when UNP is just a shell with no one of any calibre will Ranil be satisfied.

  3. Dilshan

    UNP should bring a Man or Woman to lead. Not in between with white skin or any suthu mahathya.

    • Sarath

      Yes, there are capable women in the UNP who can run this country from a mothers’ perspective, one who understands sufferings of the people, and will not pursue her own agenda, ladies like Rosy, Athukorale from Ratnapura, Jezima Ismail, so many capable women who are in business and understands the pangs of the hungry, homeless, destitute, neglected, burdened, harassed and marganalised.. women are capable candidates too.

      • BathGotta

        Yes, buddy two women, Sirimavo & and Chandrika was given the chance. The screwed the country big time!!

    • gaunu

      This little RAT is at it again!!. Why not use the Tamil net to post these comments. You will no doubt get the response you are looking for.

  4. Why all are blaming Ranil for everything. He did not contest in all the Districts. The people who contested in their areas should take the blame for the loss of the elections. Ranil belive in DEMOCRACY so he is following that method.
    The candidates of their areas should hvae taken steps to win the electin. Some IDIOTS and UNEDUCATED modays who were crossing for money and for other benifits are to be blamed. They wanted to be in the Parliamnet for ever, so the people must get together and support the DEMOCRACY of RANIL.
    In the General election less than 50% of voters only voted. This not RANILS mistake. All were against to bring the SF Swan symbal to contest in the election. If this agreement would have done now RANIL WOULD HAVE GAINED THE MAJORITY. The most buckle came from the UNP parrty itself. All were greedy to be in the Parliamnet to earn and to have a luxary life. Pl. stop putting the blame on RANIL try to come together and make an early attempt to give the poor people a decent life. May God bless SRILANKA>. Modaya

    • gaunu

      Moda Kadawatte,
      Sihala People wants to be seen with the winners and not with losers (unlike you Tamil people). That was the reason for the demise of the UNP and also the LTTE. What democracy you talk about when the leadership, it’s cronies and the WC he appointed do not want a democratic election for internal matters.

      Of course it is the fault of Ranil that people failed to vote because in him they didn’t see a leader with a vision for the future. UNP will always get the “die hard ” and the minority votes in Colombo, but they will continue to fail to attract the floating votes the way they run the party.
      Had SF won the PE, he would have kicked Ranil’s butt and carried on with an iron grip as if it was the army. I am surprised even at this late stage you cannot see the reality. Ranil saw it coming and that was why towards the end of the campaign he distanced himself from SF while SF went to bed with JVP.
      You lot like to call people modayas because that is how you see the population.

  5. Puran

    Ranil is a good leader with lot of good values and he will develop Sri Lanka well if he gets the power. Sri Lanka needs leaders like him to develop the country. But, people in Sri Lanka will never understand this. Also, person like Ranil can not win a election in Sri Lanka. Therefore, He should step down from the UNP leadership and the leadership should be given to either Sajith or Dayasiri who can really win the votes from villages. UNP needs a leadership change for sure. Otherwise people will also bore to vote in future elections. Sametime, no matter who will become next UNP leader the government will use media to destroy his or her character.

    • gaunu

      Puran agree with your comments on the changes needed to the leadership of UNP, but will not go along with what you say about his value as a leader and his vision. Srilankans do not need a leader like him. He was pushed into that position because there was no one else at the time.
      The nation rejected him not because their naivety or ignorance, but because they have a sound mind to see the reality. Unless they begin to think beyond Colombo they will continue to lose elections. I will not insult the masses who rejected him!!

  6. truth

    1. What is Islaam?
    The word “Islaam” is an Arabic word that means “submitting and
    surrendering your will to Almighty God”. The word comes from the same
    root as the Arabic word “salam”, which means peace. Unlike the names
    used for other religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity,
    the name for the religion of Islaam was both revealed by God and
    carries a deep spritual meaning – only by submitting one’s will to
    Almighty God can one obtain true peace both in this life and in the
    life hereafter. Islaam teaches that all religions originally had the
    same essential message – which was to submit whole-heartedly to the
    will of God and to worship Him and Him alone. For this reason, Islaam
    is not a new religion but is the same divinely revealed Ultimate Truth
    that God revealed to all prophets, including Noah, Abraham, Moses and
    Jesus.
    2. Who are Muslims?
    The Arabic word “Muslim” literally means “someone who submits to the
    will of God”. The message of Islaam is meant for the entire world and
    anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. Some people
    mistakenly believe that Islaam is just a religion for Arabs, but
    nothing could be further from the truth, since in actuality over 80%
    of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs! Even though most Arabs are
    Muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. If one
    just takes a look at the various peoples who live in the Muslim World
    - from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia – it is easy
    enough to see that Muslims come from all different races, ethnic
    groups and nationalities. From the very beginning, Islaam had a
    universal message for all people. This can be seen in the fact that
    some of the early companions of the Prophet Muhammad were not only
    Arabs, but also Persians, Africans and Byzantine Romans. Being a
    Muslim entails complete acceptance and active obedience to the
    revealed will of Almighty God. A Muslim is a person who freely accepts
    to base his beliefs, values and faith on the will of Almighty God. In
    the past, even though you don’t see it as much today, the word
    “Mohammedans” was often used as a label for Muslims. This label is a
    misnomer and is the result of either wilful distortion or sheer
    ignorance. One of the reasons for the misconception is that Europeans
    were taught for centuries that Muslims worshipped the Prophet Muhammad
    in the same way that Christians worship Jesus. This is absolutely not
    true since a Muslim is not permitted to worship anyone or anything
    besides Almighty God.
    3. Who is Allaah?
    Very often one will here the Arabic word “Allaah” being used in
    regards to Islaam. The word “Allaah” is simply the Arabic word for
    Almighty God, and is the same word used by Arabic speaking Christians
    and Jews. If one were to pick up an Arabic translation of the Bible,
    one would see the word “Allaah” being use where the word “God” is used
    in English. Actually, the Arabic word for Almighty God, “Allaah”, is
    quite similar to the word for God in other Semitic languages – for
    example, the Hebrew word for God is “Elah”. For various reasons, some
    non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muslims worship a different God
    than the God of Moses and Abraham and Jesus. This is certainly not the
    case, since the Pure Monotheism of Islaam calls all people to the
    worship of the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all of the other
    prophets.

  7. Art Gallery Boy

    Yes, we support dearest Ranil because he is very nice to us. We love him very much too. We are his Youth Support Group from the Art Gallery.

  8. VINTAGE VOTER

    THIS COUNTRY IS STILL PAYING THE PRICE FOR WHAT THE SINHALAYAS DID
    TO “DECENT DUDLEY”
    EVER SINCE WITH THE COMING OF BANDARANAIKES WE HAVE SUFFERED.
    CHANDRIKA IS THE MAIN CAUSE FOR ALL OUR PROBLEMS.
    NOW WE ARE SADDLED WITH THE RAJAPAKSES!!!!!!!!!!!
    FOR HOW LONG ? TIME WILL TELL
    RANIL CAN WAIT

    • Decent kella

      This is the type of people who supported the Bandaranaikes to ruin the country by introdusing ‘rowdysm to politics.

  9. charith

    Doesn’t he has any shame about him? Nowadays all know what is happening in UNP. I can clearly say ranil should step down and should give the party leader to Mr.Sajith Premadasha.

  10. SHM

    What is more important to Ranil now is to solicit support within UNPers to remain as party leader leave alone winning an election. Can anyone imagine that UNP is polling just 29% of the votes cast during the general elections and Ranil still wants to be its leader! He must be really joking. His only idea is to live on the fabulous party fund pouring from the business community and to frequent The Fortress at Koggala! Jayawewa Ranil, all the best to you!

  11. P.L.J.B.Palipana

    I personally beleive that Mr.Moda Kadawatte answered to a question.

  12. Fairose

    Ranil, please go without making the people more angry.

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