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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed

[b]Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed[/b]

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe told “Asian Tribune” that he is not in favor of Ranil Wickremasinghe in the forthcoming Presidential Poll. He termed Batalanda as the “Killing Field” and said Ranil has to do lot of explanation to exculpicate himself from the accusing finger pointed towards him in the sordid chapter of the Batalanda saga.

This is the first letter to Editor regarding the Sri Lanka’s Presidential election where 13 candidates are in the fray and the voting is scheduled for 17 November.

The full text of the letter written Bodipala Wijeyesinghe is given below :

Asian Tribune

Dear Sir,

Sri Lanka: - A beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Twenty miles from the southern most tip of India Area of Sri Lanka, around twenty five thousand square miles The current population 16 - 18 million

Sri Lanka was formally known as Ceylon. It was under British Portuguese and the Dutch rule. Independence came after (over) one hundred and fifty year of British rule, Independence was in February 1948.

Since independence, the government changed its status from being a Dominium to a Republic. From being a government led by an elected Prime Minister and members of parliament modeled to Westminster type of democracy to President "rule" more or less a French style.

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