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NFF leader, politician with rare political acumen Â? President

Feb 24, 2010 5:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa identified NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa as a politician with rare political acumen. The President said so during the launch of a book containing speeches made by National Freedom Front Leader and former MP Wimal Weerawansa in Parliament. The event was held at Temple Trees with the attendance of a large crowd including prominent politicians, artistes, religious dignitaries and well-wishers. Speaking further he said that Weerawansa at all times put the country before self and politics and always made the people aware of threats faced by the nation from both within and outside. The President also noted that the book titled ’Garu Kathanayaka Thumani (Hon.Speaker)’ contained several such speeches made by Weerawansa in Parliament. While hailing Weerawansa as one of the people who had always stood to safeguard the nation when it was in peril, the President added that his fearless voice would be ever embedded in the people’s mind.   http://www.dailynews.lk/2010/02/25/pol01.asp