The UNP Is Not The Opposition

Ranil At UNP Office

Ranil during the Fonseka election.

In case you were wondering, the UNP isn’t the opposition party in Sri Lanka any more, not in the sense of opposing anything. Ranil has proposed a MOU (memo of understanding) with the government to protect them from international condemnation. The UNP has also called for getting rid of the halal logo, in line with racist Sinhalese interests. As an opposition party the UNP doesn’t exist anymore. It’s more of a private limited company with a stacked board to keep one incompetent leader in power.

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2013-03-14 10:05:59

@indica after years of being a die hard…theyve come across as dissapointing

2013-03-14 10:06:08

RT @indica: The UNP Is Not The Opposition: in short, Ranil sucks

2013-03-14 11:02:09

UNP and specially Ranil has done so much for the minorities. Asking for more is pure selfishness.

Rohan Samarajiva
2013-03-14 11:37:31

Conventional opposition politics should not extend to foreign policy. When Sushma Swaraj comes to Sri Lanka, she does not bad mouth Manmohan. She is given the fullest support of the local High Commission. Foreign policy should not be subject to the vagaries of domestic politics to the extent possible. The corollary, of course, is that the government must keep the opposition informed of its foreign policy initiatives and seek their input. That does not always happen, sadly. But the country is the loser. In Sri Lanka the foreign policy discourse is quite dysfunctional. This post, sadly, is another manifestation of the problem.

2013-03-14 20:27:53

to have a discourse on foreign policy one must first have a clear policy. Ours seem to be something along the lines of “piss everyone off, then complain when they chastise us”.

2013-03-14 22:08:54

Ranil is an excellent leader. The UNP is indeed a formidable opposition. Nothing wrong about their anti Halal stance. It was unnecessary in a Buddhist country anyway. Minorities are welcome as long as they know their place. It is thus in all countries. Just see the way muslims are treated in the west. The hatred towards them is palpable everywhere.

2013-03-14 23:09:34

Halal certification is not a big issue for us Muslims because we know how to choose our food even without a label but if anybody tries to interfere with our Muslim sisters and their way of dressing we will NOT spare. There is a limit for us to tolerate. We will definitely retaliate if anyone interferes with our women. Your women may dress like whores in jeans and skirts. And they will be treated so by us. But be warned do not force our sisters to display their figures and become exposed to lustful eyes. If that happens, another Black July is inevitable and we are ready for that.

Already, one Black July has pulled the country back by several decades and its consequences is still haunting the country in the form of Diaspora, another one will completely destroy the country and if that is what the BBS and its sponsor wants, we are also ready to face it. Just like our businesses, our war will be funded from the middle east. The country is already loosing foreign exchange from garment exports by losing the GSP+. We Muslims have and will use the capacity to stop the foreign exchange the country is earning from the Muslim countries.

REMEMBER, we can tolerate Anti-Halal but we will NEVER EVER tolerate if you try to interfere with our women. We are ready for war.

2013-03-14 23:42:41

There is going to be a war?

Machan, cud u possibly be the 1st one to blow urself up?

Pros: U’ll be a hero and a matyr.

Cons: What are the cons?

2013-03-15 07:16:51

Now now Maithree. You must not write such things. It is anti hussain. Thus anti muslim. This then makes you a racist in the eyes of the faggots on here. Remember we have the sinhala mans burden. Only speak good things about minorities anything bad about minorities is out of bounds and shoulds be kept to you self.

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2013-03-16 01:14:47

Cons: there won’t be any a’holes around to mess with women who dress normallyand we mess with his women after he blows himself up…hehe

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2013-03-15 09:55:55

Here I was thinking BBS was extremist. Look at this bigot. Women in jeans and skirts are whores huh?

Dude don’t even think about war. Yes the country will lose immensely but eventually your Wahhabis will be annihilated. Maybe that is exactly what BBS needs, don’t give in to them. Next time you give your tough talks with your fellow Jihadists please think about the following. Facing the battled hardened Sri Lankan forces in an small island with no substantial mountain terrain or forests? Not an good idea.

2013-03-17 08:22:17

It is typical Wahabi ideology.

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2013-03-17 18:02:02

This is how women are being portrayed:

Of course, many of our liberal Sri Lankans campaiging for “Muslim religious freedom” may not see anything wrong with it, after all, “it is a part of their beliefs”….

2013-03-15 21:10:24

At least some people are taking a strict line:


UCL bans Islamic group from campus in row over segregated seating

A London university has banned an Islamic organisation from taking part in events on its campus after the group hosted a debate with seating segregated by gender.

2013-03-17 08:20:32

More strict action by the Europeans. Will Sri Lanka follow suit?

The Wahabis (aka Salafists) are the ones promoting the ninja suit for women etc…


Germany Bans Salafi Muslims

BERLIN – Germany banned Wednesday, March 13, three Salafi Muslim groups for what authorities say an ideology that runs counter to democracy.

“Salafism, as represented in the associations that were banned today, is incompatible with our free democratic order,” Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in a statement cited by Reuters.

“(The groups) aim to change our society in an aggressive, belligerent way so that democracy would be replaced by a Salafist system, and the rule of law replaced by Shari`ah law,” Friedrich said.

He said the ban was part of efforts by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right government to promote a tolerant and respectful relationship with the large number of peaceful Muslims in Germany.

2013-03-22 09:56:36

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