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Ajith P. Perera, Chief Organiser, Bandaragama, UNP – අධිනීතිඥ අජිත් පී. පෙරේරා, ප්‍රධාන සංවිධායක, බණ්ඩාරගම, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය

Congratulations Eran Wickramaratne and Dr. Harsha De Silva

Posted by Ajith on April 21, 2010

It does not come as a surprise but the news of the appointment of Eran Wickremaratne and Dr. Harsha De Silva to parliament as national list MPs still makes me happy. Professionals becoming law makers is good for the country. It shows the UNP takes governance seriously than the government that appoints Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharans, as if it seriously lacks individuals with real caliber.

I wish the very best for Eran and Harsha. I am happy to be a companion in the political journey you have begun today.

Brief bios for those few who have not yet heard about them.

Eran Wickramaratne
Dr. Harsha De Silva

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16 Responses to “Congratulations Eran Wickramaratne and Dr. Harsha De Silva”

  1. Congratulations

    Donald

  2. Dark Lord said

    My personal opinion also is that Malini is not a good choice. However, I disagree with you discriminating her and her profession.

    She is also a professional actor, and has portrayed some really good characters, which require a good understanding of the society and people.

    You sound like “professionals” are only those who do white collar jobs in English.

    Even if you take that definition of a professional, there are professionals and scholars turned politicians who are not necessarily good (hint: GL), and non-professionals who have done great (President Premadasa).

    I didn’t vote for UNP this time, but I respect Sajith Premadasa because he delivers, and talks about his and the parties work than criticize others. You are not too far away, but I hope that someone like you should waste even less time on useless criticisms.

  3. What can these two do while sitting in opposition ? I think we had to appoint some one who is with people so he can get some kind of vote at next General Election.

  4. A.Cabraal said

    I am the happiest person to hear this news, Harsha. Yesterday night I had the most peaceful sleep for the last three years. Didn’t wet my bed even once. As a wise man, I am sure you will now focus on the national issues at broader level than inflating minor issues like inflation.

  5. Belated congratulations to you, Ajith, for being elected to Parliament. We didn’t bother to wish you well when you successfully contested for the inconsequential Western Provincial Council (merely a stepping stone and expensive training ground for aspiring legislators). But national Parliament means serious business — and we hope you will take it very seriously.

    A nation’s hopes for a vibrant democracy rides on the few of you opposition MPs in this new Parliament. Your task is made more daunting by the stark reality that the UNP and Opposition are currently led by a wimpy serial loser who cannot lead, and will not get out of the way. Our sympathies are with you. Do something about this soon!

  6. One more thing. Tell your fellow MP Eran Wickremaratne to PLEASE change his pastor/preachy tone when he speaks in public now. Old habits die hard, we know, but it’s so irritating to see Eran Wickremaratne talk in a soothing tone to us as if we were his congregation (which we are not). (After being in Parliament for 16 yrs, GL Peiris still talks in public in his condescending professional tone, but let’s hope Eran can change faster!)

  7. tissa said

    I am personally very happy at the choice of Eran Wickramaratne. This man is above board in every area of his life. A role model. I am certain that he will do a lot for Sri Lanka.
    I find Nalakas Gunawardena’s comment on Eran’s tone of voice very child like.
    Congratulations Eran! You have come into the political arena at the correct time. Many of use are certain that you will set many examples to many people.

  8. Sandip said

    Congratulations Eran and Harsha. Sri Lanka needs more people like you. Please show us the way.
    Eran you are the best. I can believe and see you doing much for Sri Lanka. You are a great citizen of this country and you have a flawless character.

  9. Shirley said

    ERAN WICKRAMARATNE IS THE BEST. CONGRATULATIONS! SRI LANKA HAS HOPE.

  10. Susantha said

    I thank Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe for choosing educated people over Tamil terrorist Mano Ganeshan.Mr Wickremasinghe has performed a patriotic act by helping to remove Mano Ganeshan from Parliament.

  11. congradz!!!!!!!!!

  12. Mahen said

    Eran we are all banking on you to change the destiny of Sri Lanka. It seems so far fetched at this time. I personally think only you can do it. Please show us the way. Please.

  13. Nirosh said

    HERE dying away the blog..

    April 21, 2010 is the date you have posted something here..

    Do you really love your country or just pretend until opportunity prevails.. ??

    How unlucky our country is when people like you are ruling it..

  14. Rohan said

    I happened to browse through Hon Eran Wickramaratne’s profile as I have been hearing so much about his oratory skills in Parliament. I saw comments about him on this website and thought I should also say something about Eran.

    He has been outstanding where ever he goes and I hope that the UNP will know the value of this person. He is brilliant and above all he is a man of principles and integrity. I sincerely hope he is not wasting his time in the UNP. It is my sincere wish that he will be the future leader in the not too distant past.

    Eran I wish you all the very best and we who are living overseas are banking on you to bring about REAL change in this country which many know you can do .

  15. Anonymous said

    Eran,I have closely followed your career path from the days of London, it has been an interesting God ordained journey, you were very determined and focused from your youth. You bring with you quality that Sri Lanka
    desperately need.
    All the best
    Ian Weerawardena
    ,

  16. Rahul said

    This site may be old but let me leave my thoughts on the UNP Parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne. I met him when he was the CEO of the NDB bank and I instantly recognised a human being who needs to be recognised and supported in his political journey. There is no other like Eran Wickramaratne. He is a absolutely special human being and can contribute immensly to the progress of Sri Lanka . Eran you have my support and I am sure there are many like me who will support you. I do hope the Leaders of this country recognise this special human being.

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