8 August, 2022

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A High Level Of Cunning Is Not A High Level Of Intelligence

By Suranimala – 

The Rajapaksa family cannot be credited with intelligence or wisdom. But, they have village cunning. Cunning can deceive an ill-educated mass who have been led to believe that the Country is in peril, “Buddhism is in danger and the Sinhala race will be a minority”. That is the slogan, which of course is stuff and nonsense, but a great sell. Not done out of belief but out of great convenience. Why? It works for the Rajapaksas.

It is pertinent to recall the words of Robert Knox. “The Cingalese have a high level of cunning, which they mistake for a high level of intelligence”. I am one (a Sinhalese and born a Buddhist ) but I am also a homo sapien of the world order. Today the words of Knox are not common to all Sinhalese but hold true when it comes to crafty politicians, Also, to a great extent, it exists in village life. The politicians massage the mindset of the masses to kneel down before the Bo tree, Saffron robe, and the peals of the Temple bell. We believe that would bring us to a better place in our next life. Religion and religious philosophy should be very private to each individual and has no place in a nation’s Constitution. Many may rise in arms at this, but please face reality. This is the truth. Nothing but the truth. Buddhism is NOT UNDER THREAT. It will never be. It would if we continue to move away from Buddha’s words in their true essence. It is being pushed in that direction as of now. The Enlightened One’s teaching is under threat from distorted application jointly foisted upon a gullible public ( educated and not ) by a section of politicians ( for personal gain ) and Sanga (out of fear), I hope. I will not include the section of Sanga that is politically active within that thought process. Let us forget them. Why? The politically active Sanga and the larger section who stay within the teaching of Buddha’s word are far apart from each other as chalk and cheese. Sadly, it is the former who are heard by the public. Sadly, it is the former who are knighted by the politicians in power. Sadly the knighted Sanga believe that they deserve such accolades and the Politician KNOW that they benefit from bestowing such. A low level of cunning is mistaken for a high level of intelligence. See?

Be that as it may, let me give some unsolicited advice to the Rajapaksa family.
None of us are going to get out of this place alive after we are born. You included. Tirupathi, Mahanayake’s combined nor all the known and unknown deities and genies will give you eternal life. In time you have to face the Jury upstairs. Whatever the number of faiths the Rajapaksas’ place their bets with the rules are the same. As age catches up with you Mahinda, as it must with the rest of your clan in the future, you cannot cheat, lie to a higher being for mercy for what you have brought upon a gullible yet innocent people who trusted you. And your family who you taught to plunder at will. But, more importantly, you changed the mindset of a serene Buddhist majority to hate the minorities to suit your singular purpose. History will never forget that nor can you and your family buy yourselves out through stolen billions. I do not wish nor long to predict history. Yet I did say this before too, remember?

Our Judicial system deems that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law. But you are the law! Who will prove you guilty? If anyone does try they do so at their own peril. You have extended that facility to your minions as well. Your brother, who you unleashed on us has taken it to another level. Examples galore. Sheer arrogance or is it narcissism? Within Sri Lanka, the hallowed protectorate of Buddhism, you have cheated, even the Buddha. You must know that. Return the ill-gotten bounty to the people and you may find peace in the evening of your life.

The country is bleeding. People are hungry. This is 2022. Food at an affordable price is but normal across the world. The wolf is at the door of our rural folk who believed in you. Buying a Jet to stand by to get away for medical treatment or from a marauding public is but a temporary reprieve. Mahinda, you set your brother and family upon the people as messiahs. They thought you and your clan will give them a touch more. They did not understand or know that there was more to life than three meals of rice. You and your family try to keep them thinking that it is so. But even the three meals of rice are a stretch now. They hoot you. It is spontaneous. Using the Police or Army to stop it will only make it worse in time. Friendly nations may come forward to help temporarily. The Sri Lankan people at large will have to pay back your profligacy. I do not think that you are daft enough to believe that it would be the country that pays back and not the people.

It is time. In your own interest in the evening of your life please Go. If and when you do, make certain that you remove all of your family from public life as you have not taught them the basics of humanity and being of honest service to the people.

Remember Knox. “Cingalese have a low level of cunning which they mistake for a high level of Intelligence. “Many Cingalese are now educated and will as they must, bring Sri Lanka back to her full potential. Sadly, Mahinda, you nor your family will not have a role in that play. Your time is done on earth as it is in heaven (hell). You may note that I have not touched upon your brothers and the rest of your extended family that you have thrust upon us. They do not matter as the blame lies squarely at your feet.

Let someone else prove Knox wrong as it must. We deserve to be more than a people who are of a low level of cunning believing that it passes off as intelligence. Just glance at the scores that excel overseas. I rest my case. I hope you do too.

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  • 94
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    Thank you. The great value in this article is that it is from a respected writer who is both a Sinhalese and a Buddhist.
    I wish the 69 lakhs who voted for this regime will have access to this article in the Sinhalese language.
    A lot of what we write in English is lost on those who need most to read it.

    • 7
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      Jaffna Man,
      “…who is both a Sinhalese and a Buddhist.”

      There are traitors among Sinhala Buddhists.

      • 51
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        Cant be worse than you Evil Eagle. You are a disgrace to Sinhalese and true Buddhist. What Knox described is exactly people like you. For Rajapaksas to be so cunning there should be equally naive and stupid Sinhalese in Lanka.

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          Chiv thank you.
          Very aptly replied to the point.
          .
          Have you noticed that Blind eagle has nothing else to say, other than racist slur?
          .
          People like Blind as a bat eagle thinks that the ideal Sinhala Buddhist has to be a heartless, conscienceless, blockheaded, shameless racist idiots like himself.
          .
          Anyone with a human sense who tells the truth is a traitor. This is how the majority of the yellow pets also think and reason.
          .
          I think all this resentment is due to built up regrets from childhood, mainly due to poverty, neglect, hunger, etc. Parents are responsible for bringing up such negative minded psychos to this world.

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            There are speculations, that those secret printed materials could well be DOLLARS in billions.

            The weight of $1 billion depends on the denominations that were used. If the currency were strictly in $100 bills, $1 billion would weigh roughly 10 tons. If one is using $1 bills, $1 billion would weigh 1,000 tons, which is equal to 2 million pounds.


            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/what-is-the-ugandan-link-and-shady-dealings-with-sri-lankas-kings/

            There were also rumours that over 102 tons of printed materials were airlifted to Uganda – not keeping that secret. Why on earth not yet a single citizen questioned, what this was. ?

            • 7
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              There is a saying in sinhala vernacular

              සමහර මිනිසුන් ඌරගෙ මස් උරගෙ ඇන්ගෙ තියාගෙන කපන විඩියට හැදිල… some butchers prepare pork meat, by cutting them keeping on pigs for some reasons., the kind of people are that tasteless. Likewise, they looted the last cent, but their POLITICALmight has turned to be their right – is being used to hide them publicly – making arrangments abusing their powers……. why the citizens stay as if they are made permament blind and deaf ?
              :
              RTI rights were passed, to some extent, they should be able to reveal the TRUTH behind the hidden, secret printed materials weighed 102 tones ( 102 x 1000 kg).
              .
              The speculations are there, if 1 billion of US dollars would be 10 tons, – the sum of the load of printed material should be 10 billions….
              .
              National reserves fo the CB not even 1.5 billion of US dollars.
              .
              If all is the truth, SHOULD not RAJAPAKSHES be called for a public execution ?😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌

        • 23
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          For Rajapaksas to be so cunning there should be equally naive and stupid Sinhalese in Lanka.
          .
          This is the ground reality in our home country today.

          Who are to be blamed if not I mlechcha media and yellow pets.

          🐃🐕🐃🐕🐃🐕🐃☹

          • 21
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            All what Rajapakshe are doing is reaping the harvest/ no matter innocient masses would suffer permanently/ main thing to fish on muddy waters but wearing pirith noole/ in rope size / god is the greatest/ the day these men face up the karamic retribution is not miles away/truths will succeed soon☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

        • 21
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          Chiv
          “You are a disgrace to Sinhalese and true Buddhist.”

          I thought EE is a curse to entire humanity…..sorry to see his is born to sinhala race.

          My love towards my dog ( pug dog) grew up drastically, looking at how human he has been….
          .
          😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌ 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌

        • 9
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          To everyone s note, I added the link below.
          .
          Look at the category of countries we belong to ….. we the majority repeat about our 2500 -heritage dawn to dusk.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_foreign-exchange_reserves.

        • 5
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          Myths and vicious misleads / sometimes no estimation can be made/through religious/ fake religious men that are kept above in the society for no good reasons or misinterpretation can destroy almost everything/ the conditioned mind set created in our average people is similar to ones go after poisonous pharmaceutical drugs/ perhaps even more dangerous for human beings/ this is what we see in srilanka today ruled by a bunch of alleged high criminal s.
          .🐃😎🐃😎🐃😎
          Instead of padma wibhushaba the man along with his brothers deserve public execution for all false decisions made within a short period of time/ pushing the average from frying pan to fire/not seem taking any human action thogh each and every household is made to live with anxieties and blast of their gas CYLINDER killing their lovely ones☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

      • 15
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        Yes, go infront of a mirror, ….

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        “There are traitors among Sinhala Buddhists.”

        You mean traitors like the Rajapakses? …….. Who have sold every inch of the “Buddhist-homeland,” they can lay their hands on, ……… to pseudo-communist/Hindu/Christian foreigners? :))

        Native Vedda’s Buddhist-Ghetto is shrinking by the minute!

        On a cold and gray Buddhist mornin’
        A poor little baby child is born
        In the ghetto
        (In the ghetto)

        And his mama cries
        ‘Cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
        It is another hungry mouth to feed
        In the ghetto
        (In the ghetto)

        • 19
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          Dedicated to the ( rapidly dwindling? ) 6.9 million + EE, ……… the true believers!

          “Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty, with their plunder to LA”

          “The Nobodies”

          Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping
          poverty: that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on
          them—will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t rain down
          yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a
          fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their
          left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day with their right
          foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms.

          The nobodies: nobody’s children, owners of nothing. The nobodies: the
          no ones, the nobodies, running like rabbits, dying through life,
          screwed every which way.

          • 18
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            continued

            Who are not, but could be.
            Who don’t speak languages, but dialects.
            Who don’t have religions, but superstitions.
            Who don’t create art, but handicrafts.
            Who don’t have culture, but folklore.
            Who are not human beings, but human resources.
            Who do not have faces, but arms.
            Who do not have names, but numbers.
            Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the police
            blotter of the local paper.
            The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them.

            ― Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

        • 8
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          nimal fernando

          What exactly did Elvis Presley mean “In The Ghetto”?
          I never enjoyed his music anyway.
          Are you a fan?
          Have you ever met him after 1977?
          Some say he was seen regularly at Mc Donald.

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            Native,

            “What exactly did Elvis Presley mean “In The Ghetto”?”

            Read the lyrics …….. it’s about the hopelessness of children born into poverty – mostly Black and Hispanic – in the ghetto (poor slums.)

            “I never enjoyed his music anyway.
            Are you a fan?”

            Early Rock and Roll emerged from the Blues and Gospel-music and all the pioneers were Black. You’ll be shocked to learn the godfather of Rock was a woman: Sister Rosetta Tharpe! :)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gELe5Rj_tXU Chuck Berry and Little Richards copied her. Even Jimi Hendrix’s riffs/licks go all the way back to her.

            In a predominantly White society they needed a White face to bring Rock and Roll to them and Elvis took the opportunity and reaped all the fame and wealth. The Black pioneers stayed poor. Even Jimi Hendrix’s catalogue of music was owned by Paul Allen (Bill Gates’ early Microsoft partner.)

            Then the Whites from England took over and made all the money …….. Beatles are nothing but a Rock-fied version of the Everly Brothers, who themselves ripped off the music of Sam Cooke. Listen, the similarities are pretty obvious.

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          nimal fernando

          Please read the following article by a veteran journalist who was posted in Colombo for 14 years in the 1980s-90s:

          A success story turns sour: Rise and fall of a Sri Lankan strongman

          https://www.southasiamonitor.org/spotlight/success-story-turns-sour-rise-and-fall-sri-lankan-strongman

          • 0
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            Native,

            Thanks. Sad as it is ……… this economic disaster is a godsend for people to realize their folly. Pols won’t be able to play “protecting the Sinhala-Buddhism” card ……. at least for some time ………….

          • 0
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            Does anyone know who “Tip Top” is; Ranil mentions here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ciHwzqKOMo



            A woman arrested for hooting Gota: bloody hilarious! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiAWmn5aGS0

      • 19
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        “There are traitors among Sinhala Buddhists”
        EE,
        A very good example is ?
        It is obvious!

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        EE, there is nothing called Sinhala Buddhists. There are Sinhala Catholics, Anglicans, JWs or even atheists. There are whole lot of non Sinhalese Buddhists on this planet as well. Re- traitors, there is no more treachery than abusing the noble principles of Gautama Buddha with extreme racist attitudes. Buddha treated all human beings ALIKE irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. You have got the whole set of your wires crossed so thickly I wonder whether you can get out of the mess, ever!

        • 14
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          Sorry one word is missing in my comment ‘unique’ Sinhala Buddhists.

        • 0
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          Jit,
          .
          why dont our tamil fellow srilankens call them ” hindu tamils and christian tamils”?
          .
          Why only sinhala bps brand them as ” sinhala buddhists” ?
          .
          I think the kind of nomenclature introduced to the nation during the last 2 decades.
          :
          Sinhala BUDDHIST is just like a CLOAK to display the donkey majority people, that let fall down before anyone as a ritual- or wearing “lanu or kamba – coconut strings or ropes” like PIRITH NOOLE also on their way to next contract killing order… ….. I think … the media to be blamed on all this ” brain washing tactics”. Sirasa TV started and Derana has now come as the winner of the relay race of promoting BLATANT lies and myths in order ot keep the grass eaters in their mental asylums.
          .

      • 24
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        Eagle,
        “There are traitors among Sinhala Buddhists.”
        Yes, but why do some self-proclaimed Sinhalayo Buddhist patriots prefer to live anywhere but in this Buddhist paradise? Even the Rajapaksas are US citizens.

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          Good one OC
          👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

        • 18
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          THE Quickest way would be EE to stand before a mirror / then he can see the most sinhala traitor without doubt 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎✌✌✌✌✌one support the other but to the manner EE ist up to ???????🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃

      • 24
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        Eagle Eye

        Get a life for your self instead being a mouthpiece for bunch of yobs for some obscure or misguided sense of loyalty, spewing racial & religious hatred . I understand you are domiciled outside SL, in which case, I fail to understand why a patriot as your self has deserted SL. After all, your heroes have ensured the preservation of the Sinhala race & Buddhism in SL, so why live in a foreign non Buddhist country?

      • 15
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        Architects of Pariah State:
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        Curse go to Rajapakshes brothers
        .
        What kind of background they are coming from
        – cattle thieves, tsunami embezzlers,money launderers…. rapists, rapist and high crimes promoters from rape to murder
        – not long ago, how many of them in that family – were alleged and cases were filed against them, incl…. the first citizen, who became the president thanks to misleads and torchbearing yellow pets.
        -Mahinda Rajapkshe- though became the SELF made king thanks to stupid artists and other men, that hayed while the sun was shining.
        – There were some doubts being defeated in 2015, whether or not the men were real capable of doing some good work….. however, their reelection proved to even little children, GOTA, MARA, NAMA, CHAMA; and all other criminals incl, bandit queen who made the most popular gold buiscuit queen to colombo business circles that their capabilites are not its all cracked up to be.

        Aho… SRIALNKA matha will mourn for another decades, not being able to see these men and their unchangeable nature towards mlechcha politics leaving majority destitute in the dark.
        😱 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱 😱

      • 4
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        Dear Eagle Eye

        The Rajapakses and before others of their ilk came to power on the basis of getting the sinhales to hate the tamils.

        THIS has resulted in now ceylonese tamils like me hating the sinhalas with a vengeance too.

        SInhales are even shocked when they even face mild negatives from majorities when they migrate from their beggar sinhale.

        Anyway keep up the good work of helping the sinhala traitors of THEIR OWN PEOPLES destroy the country! GOOD JOB.

        Another factor is that the RAJAPAKSES’ not merely themselves but their descendants are forever cursed for the murders that they did and will face the inevitable KARMA.

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        most of them are pseudo Tamils like the karawe, the wahampura, the berawes, all recent imports from India unlike the past imports who came from india with Vijaya. better export them back to india so that they could beg for food for the other morons left behind.

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          Cicero
          .
          I am disappointed in your words.
          .
          You seem to make a very good example of the kind Robert knox was talking about.

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      Jaffna Man
      “I wish the 69 lakhs who voted for this regime will have access to this article in the Sinhalese language.”
      I fully agree with you but not only 69 lakhs but for all citizens and all religious leaders including Rajapaksa family. At the same time I would like to hear people like writers in this forum from Dr. Laksiri, Dr, Dayan Jeyatilaka and from readers/commentators on the following:
      ” Religion and religious philosophy should be very private to each individual and has no place in a nation’s Constitution.”

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        Dear Ajith,
        …” Religion and religious philosophy should be very private to each individual and has no place in a nation’s Constitution.”….
        May be from one’s own point of view, but the facts are that still they do, otherwise.
        “Throughout history, many kingdoms and nations have closely aligned themselves with religion by establishing official, government-endorsed faiths. TODAY, more than 80 countries either have an official religion or favor one or more religious groups over others, according to a new Pew Research Center report.Oct 3, 2017. “
        https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/10/03/key-facts-about-government-favored-religion-around-the-world/

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          Dear Ajith,
          In fact we are no different from Norway:
          “All inhabitants of the realm shall have the right to free exercise of their religion. The Church of Norway, an Evangelical-Lutheran church, will remain the Established Church of Norway and will as such be supported by the State”.
          Not that I subscribe to that principle, but that is the way in this topsy turvy world we live in.

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            My View,
            Thanks for your response. I don’t know all those 80 countries included the religion in the constitution. So, more than 100 countries it is not. Considering the fact that Buddhists Monks and Politicians mis use the religion to oppress other religions and religious people in this country is it right to include that in the Sri lankan constitution?

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      What will we call people who go after the cunning to receive personal favours?
      Craftily intelligent?

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        No SJ
        You mean people like weerawansa, gomanpila, types?
        They are called Ass lickers, brown noses or simply turds 💩
        Hahahahahahaha🤣🤣🤣🤣

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          HT
          There are others who are more crafty.

      • 6
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        Intelligently crafty!

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        SJ

        “Craftily intelligent?”

        No just b***s carriers.

    • 13
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      High level of cunning is not high level of intelligence

      What if people would not differentiate it yet today ?
      .
      All these were crystal clear, long before the MEDAMULANA brothers were about to be re-elected ?
      .
      Now what left is – STAPLE of the majority to be made RATATHANAKOLA – or better cow dung. That could perhaps open the eyes of the people, at least for the next election.

      This country/nation suffers today – not because of lack of resources in the country, nor lack of literacy rates, but because MLECHCHA POLITICS of a far devious family. There were youth, ,that louded, if DA RAJAPAKSHE used condoms not allowing any offsprings to that family, things would have gone “flourished” to entire srilanka.Latter can now be considered as one of the best match among the mushrooming “wisdom quotes of the day”:

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      “A lot of what we write in English is lost on those who need most to read it. “

      In reality, it is not so. The material appear in CT has to reach as much as possible educated Ceylonese. It is they who have to squash the Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals (The Viyathmaha) and take over the stage. Many of the materials here is not graspable to laymen even in their vernacular languages. The educated Ceylonese has to liberate this peasant group. This kind of forceful liberation said in Hindu tale Valli Thiru Manam. Lord Muruga went to take Valli with him. She was a native mountain girl, had no knowledge of Muruga. Without knowing the value, she was seeking her protection hiding behind the wild animals she was rearing, which are the deer and peacock, boars & the like birds. Failing on his bid, Muruga called his elephant brother. Fearing of elephant, she abandoned her wild friends and surrendered to Muruga. The Status of the 6.9 million is that they cannot take medicine materials directly from the Weththa (CT). The medicine has to be mixed by mother with her breast milk and fed to the child. The neighbors who are like teachers, vithanaies, office workers and others have to feed the laymen in the meeting occasions like, vegetable market, temple unions and other occasions.

    • 0
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      Suranimala’s analysis is spot on.

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    This beautiful country and the citizens who were world renowned for their hospitality and unique ancient history was transformed to this pathetic state, thanks to the short sighted foolish and most selfish ruling apparatus imposed by the bastard son of a Thamby Mudaliar.

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      Dear H.
      This is not quite fair to blame one person only. As from 1930’s all contributed in some way or another to drag the country – each one jockeying to get ahead selling some idea which created divisions and not to unite. Tamil, Religion, Anti Western sentiment, False National Security, et al, were the slogans – not any one really beneficial to the country as a whole, but good enough to get elected.

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      But Mr Harishchandra,
      .
      Can we say beautiful about ” our majority of people in SL” ?
      .
      If there mindset would have been beautiful – no bunch of ANIMAL-LIKE politicians would repeatedly be re-elected to the parliament …… is not that so ?

      Mahinda Rajapakshe travels to THIRUPATHI and other DEWALEs today, sometimes more than he is used to go to his wash room/ why ? Our stupid majority did not let him relinquish from his greedy politics.
      .
      All varioius kind of ANAYLST today, prove that huge debt installments that the state have to pay off today – have been made during the second term (2010 to 2015) of Rajapkseh misadministration.
      We all know how HIS EXTRAVAGANT – POMPOUS WASTEFUL activities emptied the state then.
      CHOGEM to his loads of MEN AND WOMEN toured to US and EUOPREAN cities were no second to some kings of tribal africa also in this century. Or those HINDI film makers /producers that are used to tour acrss SWITZERLAND…. but how much of INCOME brought any of those extravaganz events to the AVERAGE in this country ?

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        Leelagemalli; It is because they are good people that they judge others to be like them. We are a bit MODA no doubt.Did not we get taken for a ride in good faith for Gota’s promises

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      What I wanted to say is that the drastic change where power shifted from a cabinet to a president resulted in our predicament today.

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        Harishchandra,
        .
        I dont think outcome today is only based on power shifted from a cabinet to a president – if the candidates would have been out of Rajakashes family – to ones with ” sure of instincts to sensible politics/ ones with wholeheartedness to people s issues (meaning not to the rich but to the majority suffering people)…. things would have improved for SURE.

        Also, I think it would have been much better, a decent apolitical candidate got elected as the president. THeir genetics – I mean those born to MEDAMUNALA cave are special. ….unique to that criminal family … no doubt.
        .
        We know how GOTA-BAYA stood against prevailing law and order at the time he was investigated for that matter- having looted/abused statefunds for building their family museums…… no punishment was given to him, but every simple simon is being imprisoned for stealing a mango or a mustard seed.

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          Leelagemalli: Oh come on, you should be aware of how a rape convict was pardoned and sworn in as a Justice of the Peace by that bastard I have referred to and you expect the successors to be any better? Do not forget the age old adage of “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” which will hold ground till the end of time.

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    “Today the words of Knox are not common to all Sinhalese but hold true when it comes to crafty politicians,”
    —-
    It is good that Mahinda Rajapakshe is a cunning person. He used his cunningness to fool Prabhakaran and became the President. If Mahinda Rajapakshe did not become the President, probably the people in this country are still going through hell under terrorism of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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      Dear EE,
      A difference between cunning and outright deceit. MR gave many assurances to Prabaharan which he did not keep.

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      EE,

      Ranil also had the same plan to wipe out the LTTE but without fanfare and jingoism. SL would have got more US help to do so if Ranil were the president. And they would not bring war crimes allegations.

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      Eagle Eye

      If MR didn’t end the war, it’s possible that we may still be fighting but are we any better now that the war had ended almost 20 years ago? Whether the Rajapakses ended the war singlehandedly is arguable but it certainly does not gives them the right to plunder the country.

      ‘Patriots’ who believed in Trump were dumped by the very man they were willing to break the law for & you are no better than the simple minded poor sods who supported narcissist Trump, although, you may not believe it.

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        Raj-UK,
        “If MR didn’t end the war, it’s possible that we may still be fighting but are we any better now that the war had ended almost 20 years ago?”

        The situation could have been much better if ‘Moda’ voters did not believe the lies bombarded by ‘Regime Change’ mafia who spent millions of $$$s to oust Rajapakshes and elect ‘Yahapalana’ Government that ruined the economy and shattered the peace prevailed in the country by allowing Muslim terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks.

        Can you tell one good thing that happened to this country from ‘Yahapalana’ Government of Ranil and Sirisena?

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      Eagle Eye- its good to have you on CT – you have a sharp eye for comedy
      without you CT will be a boring place
      keep us entertained

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      Eagle ‘circus clown’ Eye, stick to the topic of current times fool. The country is almost bankrupt, the uneducated gamaya fellows from Hambantota have sold the country to the Chinese and pillaged the nation of all its wealth and the common folks don’t even have money for bread, you are still talking about what happened in 2009. Dumb ass!!!

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    Dear Suranimala,
    I pray that your optimism that we would soon be free of Rajapaksas gets realized soon.

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      Dear Sinhala_Man,
      I noticed just now that there are ‘two’ soon, in the above sentence.
      The sentence looks awkwardly odd.
      If I were to replace one of those, what should the substitute be?

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        Dear Nathan,
        .
        I’m not unwilling to help, but I cannot find the “above sentence.” I have scrolled up AND DOWN!
        .
        Who wrote the sentence? None of us is perfect.
        .
        So I give up for now.
        .
        Panini Edirisinhe

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          Dear Sinhala_Man,
          Look at my comment, just above where you read my request.

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        I’m so sorry, Nathan.
        .
        I read without spectacles, and yet I didn’t notice your comment addressed to Suranimala with (currently) 27 LIKES and 4 DISLIKES.
        .
        Well, why not “speedily” for the first, and “before long” for the second position?
        .
        I was too tired to think, so I put “soon” and “synonym” in the google browser, and this was one of the results.
        .
        https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/soon
        .
        It becomes almost too easy! And that is the problem – we write too much!
        .
        This is not new, by any means!
        .
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roget%27s_Thesaurus
        .
        For anybody there’s a first time with anything. We knew about it in school, and as a teacher I have introduced it not long after getting students to use Dictionaries. We knew only native speaker dictionaries, and the bilinguals, but today one recommends “learners’ dictionaries“.
        .
        Google that, too!

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        Why not stop being a pompous twit?

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          Dear Cicero,
          .
          Who is being “a pompous twit”?
          .
          The way these comments get arranged on the computer display (with only the slightest of indents) it becomes difficult to find out at whom your comment is directed. Who knows, it may be at me!
          .
          Some comments have got so infantile that even old men like me might regress into childhood. It would certainly help if in the case of almost all comments, the name/pseudonym of the guy being targeted is mentioned.
          .
          Words seem to lose all meaning. Nobody seems to even google a word before asking for help. Nathan asked. I gave my explanation relating to types of dictionaries and thesaurus because I used to do workshop sessions just to get teachers of English to give some thought to the dictionaries they recommend. Many ask their students to buy an “Oxford Dictionary” period!
          .
          How we can even begin to counter the evil of the Rajapaksas with comments at this puerile level beats me.

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            Dear Sinhala_Man,
            Do not be overly perturbed over uninvited guests!
            The uncouth remark could have been aimed at me, who knows!
            The moment I noticed it, I decided to ignore it.
            I have learnt to ignore a few on CT. It works well, for me.

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            Sorry, I was referring to Nathan.

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    In 2015, ‘Regime Change’ mafia brought countless corruption allegations against Rajapakshes (Golden horses, Lamborghini cars, 18billion $s). ‘Modayas’ who believed those nonsense elected ‘Yahapalana’ Government that promised to punish them but they did not do anything because those were allegations fabricated by ‘Regime Change’ mafia to fool voters.

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    “History will never forget that nor can you and your family buy yourselves out through stolen billions.”

    The guy who said Mahinda Rajapakshe took US$18 billion from Sri Lanka and said that he knows where that money is hidden failed to locate that money during his lifetime. He has gone to h^ll to see whether he can find that money over there.
    Several guys went to Dubai and had a great time wasting millions of tax payers’ money searching for the place where that money is hidden but failed to do so and came empty handed.

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      Dear EE,
      …Several guys went to Dubai and had a great time wasting millions of tax payers’ money searching for the place where that money is hidden but failed to do so and came empty handed….
      This does not absolve one of the crime, but only that – as you say the guys “failed”.
      May I quote your own words in a comment above :”It is good that Mahinda Rajapakshe is a cunning person. ” Good for himself to evade justice.

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      Marcos robbed Philippine left right and centre. The succeeding governments could NEVER find where his wealth was hidden, ever! That is how they do it EE, dont ya know??

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        Jit

        “The succeeding governments could NEVER find where his wealth was hidden, ever!”

        Could never or didn’t ever want to find it?

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      EE,

      That money is laundered by Rajapaksas by buying SL’s international $$$ bonds.

      Now SL struggles to repay these. Rajapaksas will somehow repay these by depriving people food, medicine, fuel, gas, etc. because Rajapaksas relatives hold these bonds!!

      Rob SL to repay Rajapaksas on January 18th. Sure they are cunning.

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      In respect of the USD 700 millions in Namal Rajapakse’s Dubai accounts, the Dubai authorities said prove it was obtain by corruption which it seems was not possible.

      Have fun plunder the sinhales until the sinhales will become know as more as the beggars of the world and require humanitarian aid to feed the starving. I for one will NOT be making any donations as such.

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        Gus

        “Have fun plunder the sinhales until the sinhales will become know as more as the beggars of the world and require humanitarian aid to feed the starving. “

        Not to worry.
        As in the past the Sangha will come to the rescue and protect them (supposed to be the island) from all hazards, natural or man (self) made.
        Everything will be fine.

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    It is true that Rajapaksas family cannot be credited with intelligence or wisdom. They are filthy politicians and Statesmen. They are concerned of the next election. They cannot be leaders. They are not concerned of the future generation. Their concern is to stay in power to keep the position to secure at the next election. This is why they cannot lead the country. They focus on programs and not on vision. Their priority is to secure at the next election and pre-occupied with promises and not progress of the country. That is why they are not Statesmen and the country is suffering for which they are not the least concerned as they rely on military power.

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    Only solution is to split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations with relocation of people.

    Sinhalese will get their Sinhala Only nation, Tamils will get Tamil Elam and Muslims will get Muslim Elam.

    All problems affecting the divided people’s republic of Sri Lanka will be history.

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      Looks like some people suffer from Stockholm syndrome!!

      Despite riots, wars, violence, human rights abuses, second class citizen treatment, etc., etc. minorities still want to live under Sinhala rule.

      This is called Stockholm syndrome. It affects long term oppressed victims. Sad.

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        GATAM,
        “Despite riots, wars, violence, human rights abuses, second class citizen treatment, etc., etc. minorities still want to live under Sinhala rule.
        This is called Stockholm syndrome.”


        “Stockholm syndrome is an emotional response. It happens to some abuse and hostage victims when they have positive feelings toward an abuser or captor.”
        Source: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/what-is-stockholm-syndrome

        Minorities in Sinhale are not abused by anyone. If they are abused, the number of people from minority communities cannot keep on increasing in Colombo city turning indigenous Sinhalayo to a minority.

        The ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ is applicable to indigenous Sinhalayo in Sinhale who tolerate minorities despite the fact that they abuse Sinhala majority through riots, wars, violence, terrorism, human rights violations, war crimes, vandalizing Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites and spewing racist slur such as ‘Sinhalayo are not welcome in the North’.
        To give an example, Tamils declared war against Sinhala nation and massacred Sinhala Buddhists for three decades but after Tamil terrorists were defeated Sinhala Buddhists from South sent lorry loads of food and other essential items to Tamils in Yapanaya.

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          EE,

          In that case, isn’t the solution one island 3 mono ethnic nations?

          Come ‘on EE. Why do you have to put up with them if what you say is true?????

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    For balance, British had similar things to say about Tamils too.

    1. “The Tamil coolie may be a shocking barbarian in point of intellect and civilization as compared with his master, but making allowances for his origin and opportunities he is by no means an unfortunate or contemptible character.”

    – H. W. Cave, Golden Tips (Cassel, London 1904) cited by Donovan Moldrich in Bitter Berry Bondage, The nineteenth century coffee workers of Sri Lanka, – p.VI,

    2. “Untruthfulness comes as naturally to a Tamil as its mother’s milk.”

    – Ibid – p.VI, cited from William Sabonadiere, The Coffee Planter of Ceylon (Guernsey, UK, 1806) p.86.

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      G
      What lovely generalizations do you dig out.
      Can we have some on the Muslims as well to make the picture complete.
      Leave out Burghers as they have mostly left the shores.

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        Jadam is quoting from the racist anti Thamizh Chingkalla extremist site Lanka Lies from an article wrtten by Mahindapla posted on the 06.01.2014. Robert Knox’s observations are historical and very useful. It was made long before British colonialism and explotation occurred in this region. However these nasty racist observations by uneducated British colonial white supremacist racists , who had come to exploit the Indian subcontinent and its people and call not only the Thamizh but many other South Asian people by various derogative terms like eg. Niggers. Sly cunning but kept on using and exploting them to produce immense wealth from themselves eg in the tea rubber estates, diamond mines etc. Shows how despicable these largely undeducated white British and other racist racist colonials and the immese damage they created, which is still reverberating in many parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America. It is even more despicable when racists and anti Thamiizh like Jadam keep quotign these racist dribble and nonsense that was quoted by largely uneducated white trash British colonial white supremacist racist planters who had come to exploit , to justify Chingkalla Buddhist racsim against the island’s Thamizh.

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          …….and there they jump.

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            What the Rendeers that you herd at your “Sukker Pappa’s farm.

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              PK why the abuse? Have you given up abusing yourself? And it’s ‘reindeer’.

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                Stating the truth may sound abusive to you, as you do not like it. I know it’s reindeer. Typing error. You also know that. Nitpicking are we, as no other comeback?

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      In 1806 The kandyan kingdom was not captured by the British . Even the Vanni which was under the last Thamizh king/chief Pandara Vanniyan was only captured by the British in 1803, when Pandara Vanniyan was defeated and captured by them. The Kandyan kingdom , where 90% of these cofee plantations were established was only captured in 1815. A new colony called Ceylon was only established by the British only in 1833, by merging the then separate Chingkallam and Thamizh parts of the island, that had remained separate for more than a thousand years and had also been ruled separately as different colonies by the Dutch and the Portuguese . The cofee plantations were started much later, largely in the Kandyan central highlands somewhere in the 1850s and peaked around the 1860s . It is around this time, that the British started to import indentured Thamizh labour from South India to work on these cofee plantations that later got converted to tea plantations. Therefore it is strange that the so called Coffee Planter of Ceylon William Sabobadiere , is quoting about Coffee plantations and Ceylon in 1806, when there were no Cofee plantations, a colony called Ceylon which only was established in 1833. The Kandyan kingdom was still not captured at that time and they had just captured the Thamizh Vanni from Pandara Vanniyan and and the British were still in their early stages of rule on the island and lastly Tamil labour from South India only started to arrive in the 1850s. Good try

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    Thank you GATAM. There is rarely any balance in any article. Defining an entire race by the words of a foreigner uttered centuries ago is ridiculous and racist but that won’t stop the diaspora jumping on the bandwagon.

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      S
      There is a lot of useful information to gather from Knox
      But, like a kitchen sieve, some of us let the coconut milk pass and gather the squeezed out residue

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        “let the coconut milk pass and gather the squeezed out residue
        Great, You uplifted yourself by composing a new wise-man saying, Bravo!

        Yab, that is collected to make the “Apidda Eppa Saivakade Thosai and Vadai” attractive by adding Stalin’s Champal to that.

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      Dear Svenson,
      .
      The article is very good, but but what you say about the opening gambit is correct.

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      ” Defining an entire race by the words of a foreigner uttered centuries ago I wonder how a SinhaLE like Svenson justify their claim based on bestiality fantasies from story 14 centuries old.

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        M, I am not a SinhaLE, are you? And it is ‘his claim’ not ‘their claim’ professor.

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          ” I am not a SinhaLE “ Sounds like whitewashing yourself to pretend as a Suthu Kottiya. Did you hear the SJB guy said that in Lankawe that the Vijeya prodigy Brave lion like Lemon Puff, Ganapathi Pillai, Communist Pakaya, Communist Denish are castrated and made into lapdog puppies. Susil Hora secretly ran away with this in tact. But, I hear Lemon said “What a healthy wight loss! how is that all these time the dieticians didn’t come to know this Hitler King’s technology?”

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          S,
          “And it is ‘his claim’ not ‘their claim”
          Perhaps Malli is keeping up with the latest gender trends.

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            Old,
            If the correct grammar is “His”, not “Their”, then other than that, how accurate I am on my point on that line; Highly? Then, thanks for correcting my grammar and guiding me to point at Svenson and releasing me from the guilt of intentionally using “Their” and standardizing the Sinhala Buddhists, where the erudite author of this essay too is a member.
            Self-criticism is wiped out of this community in the name of saving the land Vijaya the lion secured, by the “Cunning, but not Intelligent” , for their masters’ political advantage. Irrelevance of Robert Knox’s correctness, as Svenson claims, there is an outdated perceptional era that has passed in between the lapsed two centuries, where Robert Knox lived and we live in, in this world. If Professor Hawking talked about black-hole yesterday or Eisenstein talked about relativity the day before yesterday, I am entitled to learn about those and become another Sundar Pichai. I do not have to learn Sinhala Only or Mahawamsa to understand that how Vijaya’s Grandpa, the beast, had sex with a woman and had children. They (Sinhala society) either has to scrape off Mahavamsa or the science. But they willingly added the Modern Dutugemunu war victory to that folktale only to teach it to Tamil Students as history.

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            I agree with you, as I too a Tamil and “Their” is the politest form in Tamil for “his” (Tamil has four forms of addressing “Adeai or Adeei, Nee, Neer & Neengal) though on occasions, “his” could be the correct grammar. But that is only if after the toddy seeped through and bugs only left with us. My point is not holding Svenson for his thinking that the Colonialists were the only racists, but SinhaLE are being angels. This idea is forcefully fed into “them” by the government Establishment of Lankawe. Two months ago, on the 70 th anniversary of CCP, Ranil and Old King Rowdy said that Ma O brought the freedom to Sinhalese from the Tamil occupiers and because of that obligation, Sinhala Community has to be sold to China. Lowest bidder, to exploit Lankawe. Yesterday Ranil said in an interview that the New King, who is fighting with everybody, is fighting with Royal Aanduwa, and soon going to fight with him, In Tamil they say, the man who is going to die will not cooperate to be fed the medicine. Remember, Ranil went to Oxford to lecture about European Colonists, (probably some points appearing in Mahavamsa, noted by Mahanama) for Western Students. Ranil’s talk is obviously showing that his Mr. Clean era has passed by long before, the reaming on is opportunistic Naria.

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    Shrewdness/Craftiness/Cunningness are the characteristics of Rajapaksas’.
    + that of the previous PMs and Presidents. They were all interested in keeping the POWER at any cost to the country. Their actions/activities of sowing ethnic and religious differences brought our country into this plight. Had some of the educated /Sensible Singhalese voiced the opposition to these crooked Politicians , our Country would not be in the current pathetic situation.
    It’s VERY important to teach/inform the Security Forces not to go against its OWN citizens but to stand with them. Let’s get united to make our country a law abiding civilised one.

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    Surinimala
    I think nothing much has changed since the time of Robert Knox.
    We Sinhalese have remained the same over the years.
    Anyone who uses the heart instead of the head is a bloody fool.
    How else can you explain electing these same scoundrels as our Saviour’s again and again?
    They say actions speak louder than words.
    .
    At least now let us make a start by calling a spade a spade and addressing the elephant in the room.
    That is the only way forward.

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      Hi HT,
      “How else can you explain electing these same scoundrels as our Saviour’s again and again?”
      I agree with you whole heartedly.
      That should never happen in a country where the constituent citizens are people with a soul with a sound mind and body to complement.
      It happens in virtuous Sri Lanka, time and time again! WHY?
      The electors are not mature enough to discharge their duties and right to Universal Suffrage!
      Is it not that clear??

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      Hi HT
      What do you make of the ‘Leader’ of a Country and People (read as electors 6.9 million, with an elected legislature of 2/3 majority to boot, laments in a public meeting, “Why are the people (voters) electing the same scoundrels as their Leader’s again and again, if ‘they’ are unhappy with the way they govern?”
      Indirectly (Meaning/implying) they – the voters are ‘Yakkos’ –uneducated fools!
      Is it not!?
      It is clear, that the Leader avoided saying, “Why are the people (voters) electing US – ‘scoundrels’ as their Leader’s again and again, if they are unhappy with the way WE govern”?
      In fact that was very cunning, ‘village style’ and not wise, implying “I am the virtuous and you are mere minions and fools, to be used and discarded as I progress”.
      The king does not appear to realise what he is saying, consequences of his uttering or doing?
      Displaying his vanity, lack of education, knowledge maturity of thought process, wisdom and exposure?
      Is he fit enough to be the Leader of Sri Lanka?
      What a Leader?
      Whither Sri Lanka?

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    Let us sit back and reason for a second.
    In 2005 when CKB handed over power to MR and Co. Sri Lanka was the no 1 producer of tea in the world, was at our best in the Garment industry, Sri Lankan airlines was making good money, LKR had good purchasing power and corruption was not the order of the day. All this was with the war still on, in its 22nd year.
    In the years that followed in Maras tenure, we lost our status as no1 tea producer, our garment industry went to hell, Sri Lankan was destroyed and became a liability, corruption hit high heaven, rule of law is non-existent, Foreign reserves at it’s lowest, Chinese debt at its peak and Chinese influence unbearable. And now the agricultural sector was needlessly sabotaged by the fertilizer saga. Buddhist monks steamrolled into needlessly getting involved in Racist politics, undermining the essence of Buddhist Dharma and the sacred Buddhist image.
    Are these things not so obvious?
    Should anyone in his right senses need to look any further to realize who the real traitors are?
    They are the curse of our country.
    Most of our People are like Eagle eye, as blind as Bats.
    Stewing in ignorance.
    Hanging on to primal thoughts, their minds stuck in prisons they have created for themselves.
    So sad. So sad. 73 years of independence wasted. Just think about it.

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      I was agreeing with you until “…………corruption was not the order of the day….”
      It was!! As plain as the back of your palm!! Chandrika promised to bring in ‘human face’ to the open economy free of cronies in 1994 but she absolutely did the opposite! Remember Thilan Wijesinha, Sanath Gunathilaka, Sumal Perera and hundreds of others?? And Baddagane Sanjeeva? PSD murderers??? Go back to archives please!

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        Jit
        .
        Let me make make myself clear, when I say “corruption was not the order of the day” I do not mean that there was zero corruption or that CBK was a saint.
        I am saying that corruption was way less then, in comparison to the Mara era.
        .
        Mara and co institutionalised corruption in Sri 🇱🇰, I hope you agree with me on that point.
        .
        Anyway thanks for your observation.
        I will research on the point you have raised. Every bit of constructive feedback is beneficial.

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          Dear HT,
          …..I am saying that corruption was way less then, in comparison to the Mara era. Mara and co institutionalised corruption in Sri 🇱🇰, I hope you agree with me on that point….
          Yes very true.
          But as night follows day, it is natural that streams become rivers in time. What CBK started with Tawakkal, built up to mass scale plunder. In fact Lakshman Kadir pulled this up publicly, thinking it was Nimal Siripala as Minister of Cement Industries, but fell silent when he realised who was at the bottom.

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          Human Touch


          “I am saying that corruption was way less then, in comparison to the Mara era.”

          Do we have any evidence such as comparative studies.
          Can we see them?

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    “A High Level Of Cunning Is Not A High Level Of Intelligence,”
    I used to say this to JRJ admirers.
    -.
    Soma

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      soman

      “I used to say this to JRJ admirers.”

      Therefore, isn’t it high time you quit being a Sinhala/Buddhist smarta**?

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        I am being blamed from all sides.

        Soma

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          Soma,
          That should tell you that there is something terribly wrong with the way you reason!

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          Soma
          U need to come down and see it right/ since 1994 to present- who ruled the country?
          .
          Why were they unable to implement any reforms if 78 constitution is to be blamed for all the mess?.
          .
          CBk terms has no powerful mandates to do such reforms. T.
          .
          But MR s 2010- 2015 could do lot more if the bugger led bunch had hearts/brains compared to Germany s chanzeller Schmidt or the like true statesman.
          .
          Now for the last two years Rajapakshes failed again/ let alone them to make wonders in the 3 years left. Dog Gota barked louder yesterday not judging his capabilities are or overestimating it again/ the kind of laughing stocks were plenty in tribal Africa 10 years ago. Today Ethiopia will be the next to give saline to us/ Srilankens whose bank reserves were on the top by the time the English left🐃✌😎🐃✌😎☹🐃✌😎☹🐕

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          soman

          “I am being blamed from all sides.”

          Yes, because you are trying to replace the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, by supporting every active Fascist in this island, ethnic cleansing, discrimination on the basis of race, religion, region, gender, …. favouring newly concocted religion Sinhala/Buddhism, and identity Sinhala/Buddhists, centralising all state powers under one man’s bum, …. and enforces KAMALA Gunaratne, Shavendra, and saffron thugs Elle, Gnana, …..

          You see recently Kamala wanted to have control over marriages.
          Don’t you think he may want to extent his purview to have control over “public scrutiny of private parts” locally? Gnanasara could help him.

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            Hi NV,
            ““Public scrutiny of private parts”” by Kamala Gunaratne.
            Luckily he did not say that he should explore the E dysfunction due to interference by Dr Sharfuddin of Kurunegala Hospital Fame?
            What a process it would be in the end, if there appears to be necessity for practical proof of this in person?
            The General, would become a pathologist?
            Or Marriage Celebrant?
            Anything is possible in Resplendent Isle!!

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    People from many parts of the world are taking up jobs suitable to them in any other
    part of the world for a couple of reasons and mainly for a change and Holiday with
    an earning . Teaching a foreign language could be top on the list . These guys , Basil
    and Nandasena are no different . Just look at their age and go back fifteen years to
    look for job prospects in the US for their age and qualifications ! For a clever non native
    English speaker , it takes at least from ten to twenty years to pick up native and both
    formal and informal English in any of the English speaking country . It is I believe ,
    now easy to work out why these two guys are here playing with the life of their own
    people . Mahinda is the man who planned to share the wealth with the family and
    for this , his only weapon was Racism ! He chose this as his politics to defeat the
    opponents . He knew the pulse of the majority of the majority and he created a
    situation to let those racists take the matter into their hands and give them the
    leadership . This is what they are still trying to achieve to continue in power . Who
    gives them jobs at this age in the US ? Not even in a canteen ! Srilankans are 90%
    literate , so cheap items !

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    I will not only blame the Rajapakse family, especially Mahinda for where we are today. The blame should be equally attributed to Ranil, Maithripala, past and present Speakers of the Parliament, and the slave MPs who got nominations from Mahinda in SLFP and SLPP. They have all stolen money from the kitty and protected each other. We need a regime change and the manifesto of the party must say that a local and foreign investigation group/judges will be appointed to investigate and adjudicate on actions taken by politicians from 2005 to date.

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      Buddhist/
      .
      Imagine if Maithree- Ranil put MR and thugs in jail/ do u think the burden of heaven loads of Debts that the sinking island would become lower? .
      .
      No
      .
      The main artery supplying to head was totally cut by highly corrupted rule which took unaffordable loans for gigantic projects making unborn eternally slaves/ but statistics prove 80% are gone missing / elephant is in the room / srilanken media and people s eyes are tightly blind folded by buddhagama myths/ even Makandure medusa would have been awarded with Padama wibhushaba and the like banners fooling the grass eating majority again and again/ 🐕☹😎🐕☹😎🐕☹😎🐕☹😎

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      Buddhist/
      .
      Imagine if Maithree- Ranil put MR and thugs in jail/ do u think the burden of heavy loads of Debts that the sinking island would become lower? .
      .
      No
      .
      The main artery supplying blood to head was totally cut by highly corrupted rule which took unaffordable loans for gigantic /white elephant projects making unborn eternally slaves.
      .
      / but statistics prove 80% are gone missing / elephant is in the room / srilanken media and people s eyes are tightly blind folded by buddhagama myths/.

      even Makandure madush would have been awarded with Padama wibhushaba and or the like labels fooling the grass eating majority again and again/ 🐕☹😎🐕☹😎🐕☹😎🐕☹😎

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    Rajapakses Laws of Governance, like Newtons Laws of Motion….
    1] Buddhism is in danger and the Sinhala race will be a minority……………..
    2] The country will continue to be in Peril if the minorities inhabit this Island…………..
    3] There should be only one family[ like the Royal family] that should rule this country, if not reign, century after century…………
    For postulating these three laws the Title Srilankateeswara Padma Vibushana has been conferred on the present ruler……………

    There would be other titles as well…….
    The Duchess of Beliatta Nirupama Nadesan.
    The Duke of Araly[ In Jaffna ] Thirukumar Nadesan
    Etc Etc………………….

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      Plato

      “3] There should be only one family[ like the Royal family] that should rule this country, if not reign, century after century…………”

      With the support of Sinhala/Buddhist Saffron Clad Rasputins, Gnanasara, Elle, …….

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    unfortunately the country has reached a point of no return.
    who will reverse the Sinhala Buddhist Racism and remove the sinhala Buddhist cloak the people are unable to lift even if they want to .
    is AKD the answer
    https://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/We-dont-believe-in-Sinhala-only-power-Anura-Kumara-Dissanayake/172-228317

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    “ Be that as it may, let me give some unsolicited advice to the Rajapaksa family.
    None of us are going to get out of this place alive after we are born. You included. Tirupathi, Mahanayake’s combined, nor all the known and unknown deities and genies will give you eternal life. In time you have to face the Jury upstairs. “

    Don’t be that much uneasy Surinimala. Take it easy. When we (Royals) go there, not by own jets, but we promise to take the conventional Boat, that shuttles between the lands through the Sagra (in Hinduism, a water buffalo), as an experience of death and rebirth. Of cause when we are there we will ask for “SINHALA ONLY JURY ONLY”. Our case cannot be heard & concluded there, so judges dismiss the case. Hell extradites us back to our native land. Then we will come back to enjoy our left behind wealth in the hell, which we created in this heaven. It is the wealth that we deposited here but the Enlightened one (and you too) named it as the Karma, in his disquisition.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      “Hell extradites us back to our native land. “
      ===
      To Tamil Nadu?

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “To Tamil Nadu?”

        Yes, to your ancestral land, Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu, on the Coromandel Coast.

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    Is Rober Knox born again?

    Why is that the theme of high level cunning is respected as high level on inetlligence has been repeating among Sinhalese.

    SJ will come har omn Robert Knox though.

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    China is destroying “Buddhism” in Tibet.
    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/forced-01042022161122.html#.YdUxgLpH-Vg.twitter

    is Buddhism now have different versions to serve the whims and fancy of the cunning Chinese?

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    Fox to Rule the country, Unswayed

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    Suranimala, I like that Knox quote-‘Cingalese have a high level of cunning which they mistake for a high level of intelligence’-Is it from his book ? Haven’t come across it.

    True the Rajapakses are cunning. ( as all Cingalese must be! )

    But in the cunning department, JR and Ranil are rated higher.

    Are they cunning or intelligent ?

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      deepthi silva

      “True the Rajapakses are cunning.”

      Not true, on the contrary the people are very stupid.

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    “Knox Dutu Lakdiva” is a book by Premachandra Alwis which translates Robert KNox writtings into Sinhalese. This book should be essential reading for our youngsters. It teaches about our own customs and short comings as seen by an outsider. This type of history is eye opening and will help guide our Yakkos to hopefully become better at choosing their political leaders. We see three opposition forces jockying for power. The NPP, the SJB and the SLFP. None of them talk about how we got into this mess. Who bought us here. The NPP makes vague promises including the restoration of fertilizer and a new constitution. Both these things are unachievable. To the NPP explain the problem, identify the culprit then explain how you punish the culprit and safeguard the country from this family. Then explain how you go about restructuring the debt so the the country can breath before vaxing about constitutional reform.

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      Youth too are made blinded today/ go to Dhakuna many not thinking twice knnel down before u thinking that would be “in”.
      .
      Alone they could do the real changevifctheir thinking would have been foreseeable.
      .
      Just look what kind of YT beggars are mushrooming in the country today. .
      .
      They dont care much about transporting a message that could improve the average thinking of the people/
      .
      Their focus had been day today survivals☹☹☹☹☹☹😉

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      Thiha ,

      Alongside Robert Knox history of the country in his time , I recommend
      to take a look at ” By way of Deception ” A devastating insider’s
      Portrait of the Mossad , Author Victor Ostrovsky , published in 1990 I
      suppose . But a word of Caution ! A Mirror in hand is recommended !
      A real description of modern Srilankans . If you wanted to say for
      instance, that you are a Srilankan ,then he said to you what you looked
      like in your behaviour ! 20th Century Srilanans ! Must read .

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    Continued.. To the SJB I read with great interest the goings on at your first meeting in the new year. Ditto to all those who criticized your leader. He richly deserves it and more. I wrote many moons ago that the appointment by him of Dayan Jayathilake is and act to of sabotage. I urged that he be removed. Dayan was put there to ensure that the engineered breakup of the UNP would not be reversed ever. Your foolishness or even worse cunning blackmail type manipulation by the Rajapakshes is aimed at keeping your party out of action. Look at what Dayan has been up to a life time hater of RW admiring the NPP instead!! You are either fools or willing conspirators if you do not fix this problem immediately. I may be bold enough to suggest the if your leader cannot act then maybe it is time to mend your fences with the party that you all came from. Kudos to Eran, Harsha and Kabir for giving some clarity on the economic front but more needs to be explained particularly identifying the man solely responsible for getting us here and what you propose to do to keep his thieving family permanently out of politics.

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      Thiha,
      “Kudos to Eran, Harsha and Kabir…”

      What ‘Kudos’?. These guys were with ‘Yahapalana’ Government that ruined the economy, robbed the Central Bank, sold Hambantota port to Chines, allowed Ranil to sign ACSA and SOFA without the approval from the President and the Parliament.

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        EE,
        .
        I hope you did your home work – ” go to a mirror and stand before it”, if you still cant recognize you – please go to your nearest PSYCHOTHERAPIST… if you need support, we can arrange you one in Australia or Canada

        No coming back to your comment above.
        .
        All the parties in SL – be them SLPP, SLFP, UNP, SJB, there are real good and honest candidates though very few.

        They will each join hand with JVP/NPP with our supoprt next days.
        :
        Beucase we want to a future be away from RAJAPAKSHES -Mlechcha politics

        We would love to SEE them rotten in PRISONS for deliberate high crimes they ve been perpetrating yet today.

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    Cont.. To the SLFP. You are a disgrace of the highest order. You do not deserve one vote from anyone. First of all your leader is a conspirator to mass murder. If you are to have any credibility your should kick him out of the party. Next, What the hell do you hope to achieve by sticking on to a government of the worst order. Money? Also tell that card board Sando and poll vaulting cup holder Dayasiri to shut up and sit down. I cannot understand who would vote for such a scumbucket. Go back to your roots or perish as a non entity with no hope.

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    Cunning and Lying have been the key traits of most politicians and “mudalalis” and the new “darlings” in the Sri Lanka corporate sector – cardboard heroes who do not walk the talk. People laugh about how they fooled someone to “gain a benefit” and it has become ingrained into the DNA. Starting from admitting kids to schools – everyone knows the documentation is doctored and many people “paid off” but everyone “follows the corrupt process” as business as usual. Children are taught by parents to lie at the school interviews. Fast forward 13 years in school, we expect teenagers to be truthful and with high morals? it’s like “asking a fish to climb a tree” as Albert Einstein once said. The mess we are in has deep roots in our upbringing – lies, win-lose attitude, extreme selfishness, extreme arrogance (Hubris?), looking down on others, respect based on money status and material wealth.. I can go on and on.

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    I cant recall Knox saying precisely that about a ‘high level of cunning’, but in ‘Concerning the Inhabitants of this Island,’ there are certainly remarks which could add up to the same thing:

    ‘But I am to speak only of the natural proper People of the Island, which they call Chingulays.
    Of these Natives there be two sorts, Wild and Tame. I will begin with the former. For as in these Woods there are Wild Beasts so Wild Men also.’ [And here he discusses the Vaddas.]

    ‘But to come to the civilized Inhabitants, whom I am chiefly to treat of. They are a people proper and very well favoured, beyond all people that I have seen in India….’
    But, he says later:
    ‘They are crafty & treacherous, not to be trusted upon any protestations: for their manner of speaking is very smooth & courteous, insomuch that they who are unacquainted with their dispositions & manners, may easily be deceived by them. For they make no account nor conscience of lying, neither is it any shame or disgrace to them, if they be catched in telling lyes: it is so customary.’

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    ‘…The Natures of the Inhabitants of the Mountains and Low-lands are very different. They of the Low-lands are kind, pittiful, helpful, honest and plain, compassionating Strangers, which we found by our own experience among them. They of the Up-lands are ill-natured, false, unkind, though outwardly fair and seemingly courteous, and of more complaisant carriage, speech and better behaviour, than the Low-landers…In their Promises very unfaithful, approving lying in themselves, but misliking it in others…’

    I must stress that I am only quoting Knox here, & don’t subscribe to such observations myself. Although I do remember that when I first came here I took a long time to discover that “Yes” didn’t always mean “Yes”! And “No” when something offered is refused, didn’t necessarily mean “No’ & one had to repeat the offer. Ok, nothing to do with cunning, but a small example of misunderstanding a different culture.

    [I repeated the 1st para here as i anticipate it being cut by CT.

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    Racist Valaiththodam Rowdy refused view Tamils children’s dance in Vavuniya. One action like this is more than enough to indicate what is cooking in his stomach.

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