Media Minister lashes Ranil
By Olindhi Jayasundere
Mar 4, 2010
Media Minister Laksham Yapa Abeywardena yesterday called on UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to quit making statements which the Minister said were ridiculous and inappropriate for any leader to make.

He said the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had criticised a number of new candidates participating in the upcoming General Election on the UPFA ticket.

He said the criticism was tasteless and unacceptable.

“He has criticised cricketer, Sanath Jayasuriya for contesting the election. The Opposition Leader has said the tsunami hit our country after Jayasuriya played for the Word Cup Cricket.

Yet the fact was that if he did well at the election it was because he had the support of the people in the Matara district which is his home town and not due to the political influence of political leaders,” he said.

“We ask Mr. Wickremesinghe to stop making such nasty comments.

Courtesy: Daily Mirror