Riding High (or low depending on your party!)
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Election Syndrome again!
LEFT: Mangala Weerasekara/ The Island 23-3-2002 Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe stressing a point to Opposition Leader Mahinda
Rajapakse who attentively gives an ear at yesterdays fiftieth
commemoration of Sri Lankas first Prime Minister and father of
the nation, the late D. S. Senanayake at the Independence Square,
Colombo. - (Pic by Mangala Weerasekera)
PIC RIGHT: Daminda Harsha Perera/
Daily Mirror 23-3-2002 Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse was
invited as a special guest to give a speech at the D.S. Senanayake
50th death anniversary commemoration at the Independence Square
yesterday. But he rushed in late at the tail end of the ceremony and
looked embarrassed for some time. But it was quickly overcome and
Mr. Rajapakse is seen enjoying a joke with Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe with a towering portrait of the father of the nation
in the background. Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera
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Our correspondent in
Punchi Borella writes:
It is fairly obvious
that the tide has turned for the good/bad (delete as appropriate) of the
country/countries! We understand that Tintin...sorry..Ranil did not
employ any rough arm tactics unlike Bob Mugabe in winning the local "bodies"!
Our sympathies are
with the moustachio-ed, opposition-what's-his-name-chap. Our only advice
to this guy is "Buy a razor!"
You look like an oily South American Drugs Baron! Girls like clean
shaven guys like Tintin.....(Will that do Ranil, Sir?)...
are fired! - Ed
Historical note (for the younger
generation): D.S. Senanayake, the so-called "Father of the Nation",
fell off a horse on Galle Face Green and died...
It is dangerous to ride high horses
on the moral high ground...
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