16 January, 2021

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48 Hours

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

“In Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, an anti-Rajapaksa wave” – Meera Srinivasan, the Hindu

“When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn…?” – Where Have All the Flowers Gone

It may seem patronizing on my part, to suggest to the minorities how they should vote. It isn’t. I am a member of the minorities. I am also a member of the majority. As a (non-practicing) Catholic I am a member of one of Sri Lanka’s minorities. As a Sinhalese I am a member of the majority ethnic community.

The Christian community in Ceylon was heavily identified with the West and the UNP. It was a prominent, visible part of the pro-west, urban, anti-nationalist, pro-UNP social bloc (to use a Gramscian term). 1962 was the high point or rather the nadir of this trajectory and identity. The Christian churches and lay community paid for this in spades, three times over i.e. in 1956, 1960 and 1970. The Catholics paid for it more, because they had something more important to lose, which for the most part, they did—their schools.

It took Bishops Leo Nanayakkara and Lakshman Wickremesinghe, and scholar-priests like Monsignor WLA Don Peter, the Rector of my old school, St Joseph’s, to repair the damage, rectify the ‘line’ and bring the churches into the national mainstream. This was sealed by the Catholic vote for Sirimavo Bandaranaike and the center-left United Front in 1970.

The Tamils made exactly the same mistake of identification, most especially as a conspicuous component of Dudley Senanayake’s ‘Hath Havula’, and suffered a discourse and policy backlash in 1956, 1960 and 1970.

Today the minorities are poised to make the same mistake as in the post-independence decades.

Why oh why repeat a ghastly historical pattern? If the minorities all vote for one side, especially if that side is already seen as more pro-Western than the other, then that side is not only branded as minoritarian, but when the cycle turns, the inevitable backlash sets in, and the erstwhile opposition returns to office with a majoritarian ideology and agenda.

That’s what happened in 1956 and 1970. Most dramatic were the ultranationalist backlashes of the late ’80s and during the CBK–RW years. With the exception of CBK, it is almost always the UNP that appears minoritarian and pro-Western. Today the opposition is a bloc of the UNP of Ranil (the CFA UNP) and the SLFP of CBK (‘package’- PTOMS), and therefore the profile is clear. It is compounded by the anti-China, pro-West signaling from Opposition platforms and at Joint Opposition forums. Having a gentleman in a Modi vest as human shield or front office manager doesn’t alter the optics significantly.

Going by received wisdom, the incumbent is doomed at the Presidential election because of the arithmetic. The minorities which account for 25%-30% of the vote, depending on whether you count only the Tamils and Muslims or also the Sinhala Catholics/Christians, are counted as solidly against Mahinda Rajapaksa. Then there is the biggie, the UNP base vote, calculated at 35%-40%. The opposition strategists put these together and conclude that Mahinda Rajapaksa is already dead in the water. Add the SLFP vote that the rebel, Maithripala Sirisena will break off, and a defeat of the President is guaranteed, according to this calculation. I have also been walked through a far more detailed crunching of the numbers which points to a defeat for the incumbent.

It took a young Stanford graduate in philosophy, my wife Sanja’s nephew, to punch a hole below the waterline of the calculation at my celebratory dinner on my 58th birthday at rebel MP Vasantha Senanayake’s restaurant Ellen’s Place early last month. He pointed out that a significant percentage of the minority vote was already included in the UNP vote, and that there was a clear case of double counting in the calculation.

My own contribution to the discussion was more of a question than a conclusion. Does the arithmetic count quite as much at a Presidential election at which the country elects its leader, as it does at a parliamentary election? Don’t all these figures pertain far more to a parliamentary rather than a presidential election at which the collective psychological dynamics are significantly different? Wasn’t Leon Trotsky right when he drew a distinction between arithmetic and “the higher algebra” of politics—and doesn’t the latter prove more relevant than the former at a Presidential election while it is the other way around at a parliamentary one? Do the citizens actually vote primarily according to their party identities and affiliations at a presidential election?

We shall know the answer in 48 hours. As for me, I hope Mahinda Rajapaksa will win. I expect him to.

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  • 19
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    If MR wins, please tell him to unblock the blocked news sites / journalists who have been supressed!

    Cheers!

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      Please also tell him let alone to make price reductions for daily essentials. Alone cuddling with any infants could not bring much – should be made clear to Meeharaka at least now.
      I know DJ is a lap dog of Raja – at least in this way, DJ could do some thing to the poor nation whose votes are being abused to the very same manner land grabs were made by the MR thugs specially in the nothern areas.

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      This is never going to happen, In an event if MR wins the country’s freedom is completely destroyed. We’re stuck in the middle and nowhere to move.

      Even Human Rights will not be resepected.

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      Dear Dayan,

      “Mahinda Rajapaksa will win. I expect him to.”

      Of course he will. Once you factor in pre-planned massive vote rigging that can be expected on 8th of January.

      Not to mention unprecedented, 3rd class, misuse of state media 24/7, billions of black money being pumped in for King’s campaign, intimidation & violence etc.

      Cheers!

      PS: Question is whether Sri Lanka as a nation will win?

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        How did you come to the conclusion that there would be a vote rigging? Are you even in SL or are you assessing the ground situation through gossips? Or are you just spreading these rumors to support the possible street uprisings if Mahinda wins in a narrow margin? Pathetic and very irresponsible.

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          Liberal One,

          Seriously? You doubt whether there will be vote rigging or not?

          Have you just returned to Planet Earth from an expedition on Planet Mars with Ukkung “Rocket” Rajapassa? If so, welcome back my friend, this is Sri Lanka. Under current ruler King Kong’s system of five star democracy vote rigging is the norm. Never the exception.

          BTW, vote rigging is just one weapon in King’s well-tested arsenal of fraudulent election malpractices. King has weapons he has not even unwrapped yet. Sri Lanka has a lot to look forward to.

          I am sure King will surprise the nation with an extremely convincing result in his favour. Once again.

          Cheers!

          PS:
          Unfortunately for the King though, People are wide awake this time. General feeling of his dismissal on the 8th of January 2015 has reached euphoric proportions. People do expect him to be pulverized and gone latest by 9th of January 2015.

          Any other outcome would be a deeply shocking and disappointing to an already traumatized nation. And desperate people do desperate things in desperate situations.

          A manipulated result may well translate into widespread “street uprisings” as you put it.

          Have you prepared any backup plans/escape routes for your family and loved ones? Just in case Shi* hits the fan in Sri Lanka. In the immediate aftermath of the election.

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      Never mind Dayan’s BS, check this excellent reggae music video on the racist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) monks

      http://youtu.be/MnHMQJdBke0

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

      RE: 48 Hours

      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, in 48 hours, the Medamulanan Mahinda Rajapaksa , their Shills, Cronies and white=washers disintegrate.

      The People of Sri Lanka get back their Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from the Dictatorial Medamulana Family Dynasty.

      Adios, MaRa, Shills and Cronies..

      Gone with the Wind
      Gone With the Common Wind,
      Blown with the Wind
      The answer is blowing’ in the Wind

      Mahinda Rajapaksa Election Outcomes, Best, Average and Worst Cases

      Best Case Average Case Worst Case

      59% 45% 30%

  • 20
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    Minority, Majority and loads of bulls**t… I never question myself or let anyone define me based on my race or religion. I’m a Sri Lankan… I will always be… I know what’s best for my country and I will do my part for the best. What the world needs now is people with young mind and thinking… And get rid of old farts clinging on to age old hypothesis and ideas… Enough poison have been fed to people already… It’s time for cleansing

    • 11
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      If he knew what is the best for the country, he could have warned his Raja long ago – immediately after he was recalled for example. Why the bugger DJ was not given a chance – nevertheless him to stay consuming Rajapakshe s excreta further – is the greater question that the many are puzzled today. DJ, Rajeewa and Tamara all trio could do more than they have done – … this is what we the many who really love our motherland feel it as of now.

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        “this is what we the many who really love our motherland feel it as of now.”

        I don’t know my “Samuel” as a real “lover” of anything, let alone his country of Belgium. Because he is certainly not Sri Lankan!

  • 18
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    this man thinks of himself as a political guru, but don’t know the basics of politics.Or it seems, that he’s dreaming of a dream simply because he does not like tow of the most eminent politicians in Sri Lanka; RW and CBK.
    And now he is trying in vain to justify his idiotic stance.
    Yes, you will get the answer on 8th, the very day Lasantha Wickremetunge was assassinated. Like her daughter wrote here,in a poignant article, poetic justice will be done to her father as well as to all bold journalists and innocent civilians tortured, killed, and abducted by this regime. On the historic day of 8th January, people of Sri Lanka will show that they appreciate freedom than anything else!

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    The Catholic community has shown in the past how to dig their own grave. They have also leaned from that past mistake and I hope they still remember what they learned. By aligning with the pro Western right of politics, thus seen as anti Sri Lankan they will antagonise the majority community. A former director (Bro Flavian) of Benedict’s College advised that there is no contradiction being Sri Lankan and Catholic. I firmly believe in what he said. The message for Catholics is be pro Sri Lankan and not pro Western or pro Ming/Mogul/Asokan Dynasty. Don’t seek advise at the Confessional Cubicle how to vote but, look at the issues at stake and Vote Wisely!

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      What does it mean to be pro-Sri Lanka? Is being Sri Lankan being against democracy, against human rights, against multiculturalism etc? To be Sri Lankan must we eschew wearing trousers? To be Sri Lankan must we be Buddhist and Sinhalese? To be Sri Lankan must be stop thinking and be frozen in the past without change?

      I think phrases are being thrown around here without thinking.

  • 14
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    Hope this will be your last piece of the set :)

    ““When will YOU – THE MOST KNOWN SELFISH MAN OF THE NATION (DAYAN SILVA /JAYATHILAKA) -ever learn? When will YOU ever learn…?” – Where Have All THE KNOWLEDGE Gone” ?
    This is what my grand son asked me immediately read the article ?

    Why the men of DJ sort seem completely ignoring – the need of the hour which is nothing else a leader with respect to diginfied life bound law and order ?

  • 5
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    Sri Lankans fate within next 48 hours will determine between the Chinese begging bowl to the American. The power transfer from one family to another set of group by no means will alleviate the plight of the social dysfunction and the sagging economy. Not having a plan could turn out to be the plan.

    Best wishes to all Sri Lankans

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    “We shall know the answer in 48 hours. As for me, I hope Mahinda Rajapaksa will win. I expect him to.” You did not complete. And you expect him to give you a post to continue LYING.

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    Dyan Silva is a politcal washout. He cannot stand the likes of CBK and RW and so has no choce but be motivated by his emotions to back MR come hell or high water. Unable to be objective he spews out his intellectually and politically bankrupt views hoping for the crumbs that may fall from MR’s table.

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    DJ-”We shall know the answer in 48 hours. As for me, I hope Mahinda Rajapaksa will win. I expect him to.”- Yes, I know why…
    Then you can keep on licking the piece bone he throws time to time in gratitude!!!
    What I understood from your ”highly calculated, articulated, well analysed article” that you are:
    – A (non-practicing) Catholic.
    – Your wife is Sanja and she has a nephew.

    Seriously, did you get your doctorate in 48 hours and have you been seated next Dr. Mervin Silva???

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    Knowing very well what the outcome will be, DJ is trying to identify himself with the minorities.

    We all know part of the minority votes are with the opposition. Significant numbers were not with the opposition and that is what is going to make the difference.

    DJ, your conduct too must be investigated. When you were the envoy in France you did not do your job according to your job description. Instead was writing garbage in questionable bunker web media attacking individuals.

    Your salary must be clawed back.

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      This is the reason why the many of us feel today – that toypistol mayor, Kelaniya Mervin, Most known Duminda the fake Philanthropists are no different to the nature of DAYAN SILVA OR DAYAN JAYATHILAKA. BY NAMING HIMSELF TO BE THE BEST VOICE FOR THE NATION- what he has done to this nation alone since 2009 is equally criminals because helping or promoting criminals further is beyond all high crimes.

  • 9
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    DR DAYAN was punished by Ranil . To revenge him he always speaks against Ranil. Dr Dayan is not an academic his diplomatic knowledge is outdated, his politics is fading away. he need a reality check up. His prediction and wrong forecast will come into light in 48 hours and then he will be gagged out from speaking in public. he will be named and shamed then.

  • 8
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    Having to use a proxy to access CT , because MR has blocked freedom of information, still singing in his masters voice !!

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    Don’t worry mate..

    Go to Ellen’s Place , have a Chilli Crab with Moroccan Couscous Salad (Is it on the Menu ) and a few Old Arrak on the rocks, while listening to the vote count.

    Even Ms Ananthi won’t vote for CC Sira , because she doesn’t want the Vellalas running the show.

    Your Nephew is right on the money.

    Even smart Vellalas in Colombo won’t believe in Ranil Sambandan pacts, when JHU Ranawaka is calling the shots.

    Tamilnet sums it up well…Cheers…

    • 9
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      As K. A Sumanasekara aka Bandula Jayasekara says, Mr. ananthi Sashitharan will not vote Maithripala. Tamil net will not support Maithripala. TGTE will not support Maithripala.

      Because, all those have been bought by Mahinda Rajapakse

  • 8
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    We should coin a term for pointless articles – As a ‘Dayan article’. A bankrupt political scientist who will never see the inside of an embassy if Ranil comes into power is blogging his unbiased view. The socialist Gramsci is probably turning in his grave reading the stream of love letters coming his way via Dayan’s ironic pen. It took a young stanford graduate to see the obvious that was right in front of everyone’s eyes but Mr. Jayathilakas.

    You are forgetting the Muslim bloc who were divided at the last election, who are voting in spades for Maithripala Sirisena this time around.

    The opposition didn’t campaign for minority votes this time, the campaign was targeting the majority sinhala vote. A 10% split in Mahinda’s vote means a 20% difference overall.

    Keeping this comment in line with Dayan’s man crush. The strength of the incumbent is the ‘cultural hegemony’ he has created for himself through his authoritative rule; it’ll be interesting to see how much of a dent the opposition has made to it.

  • 7
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    Dayan Jayathilleke has in recent times lost all credibility as an unbiased journalist.Many in Si Lanka know that he has aligned himself with MR, because he is gunning for an ambassadorship. Well, too bad for Dayan, the chances are that he is backing the wrong horse!

  • 6
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    This man time to time change his mind and writing, so for my little knowledge what i understood not to take any word of him as SERIOUS.

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      Reason could WELL be his current PATHOLOGICAL situation – urinary incontinence (starting with bed wetting) gradually grasphing the real cry of the masses to this day- it is to drive away MR from their sights. Masses proved that DJ would never feel the way they feel it.

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    I prefer not to use this heading to describe a well-educated academic like Dayan Jayatilleka, who served as the Permanent Representative for Sri Lanka at Geneva, Human Rights Commission and later as the Ambassador for Sri lanka in France and UNICEF.

    Then Dayna joined the protest organized against the killings of innocents in Waliweriya by The Rajapaksa government.

    But after listening to his discussion on Derana 360 digress programme, I thought this is the best way to describe him, as he uttered lies to mislead voters in the forthcoming Presidential election. He told the person who conducted the discussion that as soon as Maithreepala Sirisena win this Presidential election, they will hand over Mahinda Rajapakse for WAR crimes committed during the LTTE war and he will be taken away from Sri Lanka the following day, as they did to the PM Milosevic in Kosovo. Now Dayan Jayatilleka, admits Mahinda Rajapakse committed war crimes during the LTTE war and the investigators may be eager to know the truth from him. Is he trying to tell the world Rajapakse Government committed War Crimes and as such they should be punished? Is he working for the Tamil diaspora and the others shouting that the GOSL and the Sri Lankan Army committed war crimes, when such things never took place?

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    Dayan is sure in the minority in more ways than one, mainly he has lost his credibility and no one takes him seriously . Although his mother was a catholic he renounced his faith consequently the Vatican refused to accept him as SLs ambassador during his tenure in Geneva. He is talking about arithmetic and higher algebra when this same Dayan wrote in CT that the Tamil population is a mere 4% – a statistic that’ even a village idiot knows is wrong.

    Dayans only concern is his future. He was with varatharajaperumal supporting the Tamil cause once. Then he (along with rajiva) kept bragging about how well they faired at the UN geneva in 2009. Does he realise it was his misleading and hoodwinking the international community then that has come to haunt the govt now. Is he not the one who also spoke about zero casualties?

    What is this crap about your wife zanjan as nephew being a Stanford graduate? Is that in any way related to the article or does it add credence to your arguments?

    So Dayan pls bury your head in the sand and lick your wounds, you have lost your credibility.

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      Let call him better – DAYAN RAJAPKSHE ? Else I can NOT see any good reason him to support MR and proved criminals.

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        Dayan Rajapakshe/Silva/Jayathilaka is the most known HYPOCRITE of all times.

        Good luck to our motherland with this kind of self proclaimed analyst with all chamelian natures. Abasarani to lanken folks!

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        Why not call him “Disco Jokey” of Jarajpakse Clan?????/.

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      Dayan, you give some really good competition to Hudson Samarasinghe if there is any contest to vote for the Rajapaksa backside kisser and keep going, its all entertaining and just show what an hypocrite you have devolved into.

      Just a gentle reminder, make sure you wear some really good and tight underwear on the 9th Jan as the masses is going to remove your pants again.

  • 3
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    Load of b.s. The fact is is the winner going to be mr for disaster or ms for a chance?.

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    Your fates lie here, When MR is defeated and you’ll need to dig up a huge hole in the bottom of Hambantota and then create bunker there. Don’t come back, just live there.

    These type of people are most disgrace to the motherland, I hope one day God will teach them the lesson about this regime.

  • 5
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    Please Please Please..!
    Please leave DJ alone!
    He is doing what he supposed to do…
    DJ knows that the wholesale vote rigging and impersonation will make MR win. But to soften the rigging game of Gilmarts and planting that MR still has 51% of the vote in peoples minds.

    After all the calculations he himself tabled here doesn’t amount for a MR victory unless only the southern bloc of voters were freely allowed to vote and the north-east were totally rigged or not allowed to vote.

    But counting twice the same voter only hapens on MY3’s case and not in MR’s case.DJ is an educated fool. How did 1977 thrashing come about for the Srimavo led SLFP? No one saw it coming..!!

    MR did not see it coming…DJ is hoodwinking the populace as he needs to write such cocka hoop to get paid and be in the good books of MR, just in case???

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    As a fellow Joe and also parrarel to you in school (I was in the English medium) I admire your stance or let me say sinking with the ship and its captain. Anyway if he does win would you please humbly ask him to start an enquiry into Lasanthas death and the death of democracy, freedom, human rights, nepotism, education, just to name a few.
    What is wrong with you Dayan?

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    Happy 58th Birthday Sir, belated but late better than never, particularly when you mentioned about it in your important article. Helpful, and would have been made the story more interesting had you added a little more lines about the dishes you had the other day.

    We have had a high hope in people like GL and you, unfortunately you couldn’t walk them in a dignified way of ruling the country but it appears that they made you to follow their way. Hold on to it until your own conscience start haunting.

    So your hope now is hanging on the double up mistake you made in your calculations?. So much for your masters popularity?

    What you expect the Tamils to do, forget about what they had endured in the past, lets see since MR took over the reign, or particularly after the war:

    -hasn’t implemented the basic recommendations in his LLRC report.
    -Relent to hold the NPC election but made it virtual redundant dismissing the will of the people who elected it, and refused to even nominate a Sinhala Civil Servant as its Governor who could mend the differences. Not to mention the game he plays setting the secretary of the CM up against the CM himself.

    Do you consider in a post war era building roads and railway using foreign fund with some vested interest would buy northern votes. These facility are for all Sri Lankans, although largely benefit them. You should recall they had all these things, roads, trains, etc. before 1983.

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    Its just impossible to comprehend how an educated fool like DJ will stoop so low singing hosannah to MR just for the perks and new diplomatic assignments just in case IF MR wins…the third term.

    This idiot must be wearing blinkers not to see the Corruption and nepotism in MR’s 10 year rule. DEMOCRACY is not subjugation of Parliament, Judiciary, Police and Armed Forces and now Vote rigging and Gilmarts to win a third term. They all amount to DJ style DEMOCRACY!!

    Or just writing to fill the pages and that he gets paid while its still relevant. DJ wont have much to write after the elections and he will write any garbage to get paid….

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    Hello Dayan, not a single person is in agreement with you. They are all gone against you. Are they all fools or are you? Just relax and think! I think you are outdated or corrupted on Sri Lankan politics. Sorry.

  • 5
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    It is no secret that this hypocrite lost his credibility long ago. But people still believed in him. He was once seen as a crusader of Tamil cause.

    DJ does not need to worry about Catholic vote. Catholics will teach a good lesson to DJ and his master – King Chetiya of Weeraketiya – a good lesson on 9 January. It is now an open secret that boot licking Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith got two diplomatic appointments for his niece from King Chetiya through back door. So Catholics have lost faith in their leaders.

    DJ cannot tolerate liberals like Ranil and CBK. The reason is that both CBK and RW are well read politicians who can give DJ a hard time on any subject. DJ tolerates King Chetiya simply because DJ is and will be the eternal Pandithaya of the Court of King Chetiya.

    It was rumored that DJ was grounded from Paris as he allegedly tried to manage affairs in Geneva from Paris during Tamara Kunanayakam (TK) days. Both DJ and TK are said to be friends and retired revolutionaries. DJ and TK took the nation by storm a few weeks ago through TV channels like TNL and Sirasa by taking on Geneva affairs, LTTE links of Sajin, Kshenuka, GL et al. Now both have resorted to a strange hibernation.

    The people who are not self centered still think that MS may pull it off on 9 Jan. It should be the case. When that happens DJ would be one of the firsts at MS’s gates on 10 Jan. seeking an Ambassadorial post in a posh capital!

    Thank god that DJ’s parents have long departed!

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      People are made to believe in what Dayan Rajapashe utters because the local media men interview him calling him as ” most powerful political analyst “, most powerful political scientists – there local media men have gone very wrong I would say…
      if Rural folks are told that GADAPHI, SUHARTHO, MUGABE are the good leaders, they would at once accept wthout caring anything. This has gone from that day on since MOST AGGRESSIVE MAN took the office in 2005.

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    The Tamils are with My3 because they want Sri Lanka to re-establish democracy and rule of law; it is not because historically they voted for UNP! You need to wake up and smell the coffee!

    Years back on Groundviews you asked and urged people to organise in order to strengthen the opposition. The opposition is organised including your dear fried Prof RW and a common candidate has been put forward. What is the problem now? If anything MR gotten 100 times worse then years back; you are still clinging onto a hope of getting a juicy assignment! What a pathetic individual you are indeed. You are a disgrace to the academic community and you are in the some mould as prof Peries; how sad.

    Let this be understood; even MR were to win again, the politics of Sri Lanka is changed for good. He cannot govern and enjoy unparalleled support as before. The parliament will be divided and more upheavals to unfold. Can you imagine a scenario where MR wins and DJ is left in the cold; no juicy assignment!

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    Dayan,
    I never thought you will come to such a third grade level in politics supporting Bodu Bala Sena lead by Gota. You give your full support to Mahinda only for one reason because he killed thousands of Tamils and still put Tamils under open Prison. Today there is no left right division. This election is not about who is better to Tamils (whether a known Ghost or unknown angel) it is about dictatorship or democracy. Tamils are on the side of Democracy. You are on the side of dictatorship. Tamils and Muslims made correct decision. It is now Sinhalese who should make the decision.I strongly believe Sinhalese will make the correct decision.

  • 6
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    This man is a desha drohiyek ! He has been pawn of a MR all alone, he has been building up to the prediction since past 2-3 years. All along pretending to be expressing a balanced view. Now the true colors has been reviled.

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    Dayan..
    just happened to watch your interview in Derana that you says about handing over MaRa and GoRa.

    As a singhalese I will be glad to see these morons taken to Hague other than the mother nature take good care of them.

    You are such a waste man..

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      Matilda Nangiye,

      I do feel the same when reading about all rubbish passed by Dayan Rajapakshe.

      I am not sorta a guy would agree with any lankens being brought before international courts, but we the srilankens must agree with the facts –
      if avalanches of civil lankens lost their lives as reported earlier – following a fair investigation – Rajapakshes should be given due punishments.
      Then only reconciliation of the nation will start.

      Hope MS will be the nation s leader in 3 days of the island – by giving most aggressive srilanken man a clear SLAP on his ears this time.
      I pray all rural folks that are deliberately being kept away from ground realities be blessed with their thanata sudusu nuwana – to cast vote for a change. All gods be blessed with those vulnerable folks of the island nation.

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