16 September, 2019

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A Joke Called Sri Lanka

By Rajeewa Jayaweera –

Rajeewa Jayaweera

Sri Lanka has become a joke and is the laughing stock of the world.

Four months ago, Sri Lanka had two Prime Ministers. Then two Leaders of Opposition. It is now fielding two teams to the 40th session of the UNHRC with two contradictory messages. 

This is chiefly thanks to the falling out of Laurel and Hardy of current Sri Lankan politics, President Sirisena, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Prime Minister’s office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dept. of Government Information, in a joint statement, has stated, GoSL will co-sponsor the roll-over resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.  

“This Strategy will prevent international war crimes allegations being continuously leveled against Sri Lankans through strengthened ownership of the implementation process,” the statement said.

It further stated, “Sri Lanka will seek an extension of the timeline of resolution 30/1 of October 01, 2015, through a co-sponsored roll-over resolution at the ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council.”

Constitutionally, President Sirisena, assisted by the Foreign Minister is responsible for the country’s foreign policy. In reality, it is Prime Minister Wickremesinghe who sets direction, relegating   the Head of State to a non-entity in foreign affairs. The absence of any reference to the President or his office in the media release is proof of this fact. 

It is also an indication the President is no longer a part of the government.  

Ambassador ALA Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations office in Geneva in his four and half minute address during the opening session of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) provided a ‘good behavior’ report with details of measures implemented by Sri Lanka to fall in line with the Geneva Resolution. 

Meanwhile, President Sirisena, who has of late been making noises of withdrawing from UNHRC Resolution 30/1 which his government co-sponsored in September 2015 has announced his intention to dispatch his own team comprising of former Ministers Sarath Amunugama and Mahinda Samarasinghe together with current Governor of the Northern Province Suren Raghavan. It has been reported, they have been mandated by President Sirisena to seek the possibility of withdrawing from the pernicious resolution.

This is while, Ambassador Azeez, representative of the so-called Head of State (Executive President Sirisena) is in the process of endorsing the extension of the timeline for the implementation of the resolution.

When then Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera co-sponsored the Geneva Resolution in September 2015, he was a member of President Sirisena’s cabinet of ministers. Despite much criticism back at home, there is no evidence to indicate President Sirisena opposed Samaraweera’s plan of action. It must, therefore, be assumed, it was done with his concurrence. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s consent is a foregone conclusion.

The President also shut down the Paranagama Commission and failed to instruct Minister Samaraweera to present the commission report to the UNHRC. 

In November 2017, British Peer Lord Naseby, in the House of Lords revealed 39 pages of heavily redacted confidential reports from the British Military Attaché in Colombo filed during the period the January-April 2009. The unredacted parts revealed an estimate of 7,000 and 8,000 civilian deaths during the closing stages of the conflict. It seriously undermined the estimated 40,000 deaths stated in the OHCHR (OISL) report used in Resolution 30/1. President Sirisena, to date, has failed to demand UNHRC revisit this aspect of the resolution based on Naseby’s revelations. 

President Sirisena is in an unenviable position. He is despised by his former Yahapalana associates, shunned by the SLPP and left with a motley gang of political rejects appointed to Parliament through the National List. Having supported the co-sponsorship of the resolution during most of his presidency, he is now making a desperate attempt to shore up his image by making a U-turn and voicing his opposition to the resolution.  

Taking two contradictory positions rather than a bipartisan stand on an issue crucial to Sri Lanka at a global forum is the tragic consequence of a political alliance forged between two ideologically opposed individuals to achieve one and only one objective, that of defeating the Rajapaksa administration.

The two ideologically opposed politicians came together out of desperation. 

One was a son of the soil who saw little chance of advancing politically beyond the position of a cabinet minister and backroom boy. 

The other, realizing he could never win a Presidential election on his own steam made use of the son of the soil as a proxy with the intention of relegating him to the wilderness once electoral victory had been achieved and a consensual government was in place.

The plan started going wrong when the son of the soil began thinking for himself.           

The nation is now facing the ill effects of not throwing electoral promises to the wind and calling for snap parliamentary elections soon after Presidential elections in January 2015.   

What the country desperately needs is for elections to be held and a stable government established with both the President and Prime Minister elected from a single political party with a working majority but not a 2/3 majority.

Presidents and Prime Ministers from opposing parties are not for immature third world democracies as Sri Lanka. 

In all countries with an Executive Presidential system, Foreign Affairs is always the prerogative of the President. The system in Sri Lanka is the only exception known to this writer.  

If Sri Lanka behaves in the manner as planned in Geneva, it will lose whatever little credibility it has with the international community and will be taken for a joke.

Failure to effect course correction will see Sri Lanka slowly but steadily drifting in the direction of a failed state.

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    There would not be any joke if all vote for JVP this time. Why not try them and they are youthful and they are dedicated, they have hard working, they are intelligent, Do you know why, some elites want to control power to fool 22 millions people.. As long as people are fool, this joke will continue,, until poverty dominate SL. Thanks to some foreign remittance, & Aids, loans,

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      Critical thinking is in the vote dividing camp. JVP is not far sighted. I think they try to use two groups for their advantage. JVP should work intelligent.

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        Mr. Jayaweera is tired of SL being called a country of jokers. Quite acceptable, because that is what we are, alleged 2500 years civilization notwithstanding.
        But are these political jokers not elected by the much-touted highly literate electors?
        Mr. Jayaweera is ranting and railing at the symptoms, not the disease. People of influence like RJ should realise that it is the chauvinistic system of education that produces these electors and rulers. Mangala S to his credit has always been consistent in his anti-feudalism. Education reform must remove all the myths that are fed into children’s heads. They need to know that we are all migrants from India. No religion should receive special status, and no clergy should dispense political advice.
        I have seen RJ advocating freedom for Kashmir. I agree with him on that point.
        So why does RJ oppose any suggestion that war crimes took place in SL? Given the brutality of the forces in the South, is there any logical reason to think they different in the North?

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          Old codger

          “They need to know that we are all migrants from India. “

          Thank you.
          However the Sinhala/Buddhists (whatever that maybe, a manufactured identity by the public racist Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala) demands the right to be the first among the not so equal by virtue of the size of the population. Sheer size gives them the right to elect, stupid, racists, ……………… crooks to the higher elected offices of the land and control of state institutions.

          Simple arithmetic should inform them the majoritarianism have more stupid, …. crooks than the rest of the populations put together.

          Rajeewa and his fellow bigots want the rest of the world punished for war crimes and other crimes against humanity been committed on their own people, elsewhere and neighbours while in the forefront denying war crimes ever being committed in this island.

          Hypocrisy at its best/worst. …………..

          Whom is he kidding.

          By the way elsewhere in this forum he was worried about Trinco Sam continuing to occupy opposition leader’s official residence although he is out of the position only for less than 3 months. He was the opposition leader from 3 September 2015 – 18 December 2018, for the best part he was not provided an official residence and he was forced to climb many flights of stairs to reach his rented flat, which was not fit to be the official resident of an opposition leader.

          Rajeewa never remember to protest against the deprivation of an official residence when Sam was in office.

          Is he trying to impress his partner/wife/girl friend/….. with his hypocrisy?

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            Native Vedda, why did Trinco Sam not move into residence of LoO without wanting a new one? That as the case may be, the honourable thing he could have done was to vacate the premises on 19 Dec. But I don’t expect an asylum kakka like you to appreciate such finer points of honourable conduct!

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              Eagle Eye

              “why did Trinco Sam not move into residence of LoO without wanting a new one?”

              He was awaiting to replace you with a new janitor who would work really hard unlike lazy bum like you.

              Janitor
              Caretaker, custodian, porter, concierge, doorkeeper, doorman, steward, warden, watchman; cleaner, maintenance man, toilet cleaner, …..

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                Native, correction. He may have hesitated as the likes of yourself suited for positions such as janitors, toilet cleaners, dishwashers etc. from his own community are now occupied doing those things for the suddas in England, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia etc.

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          “reform must remove all the myths that are fed into children’s heads.”

          OC,

          Are you off your head? Are you trying to desecrate our sacrosanct customs and rituals? You want to stop children falling down at my feet? How dare you? …………. it’s the good ol’ religion trick ………. if you get them very young they are just putty in your hands once they become adults ……….. from Buddhism to Christianity to Hinduism to Islam to Scientology ………….. to Communism to Socialism to adulthood to ………….

          Independent thinking is harmful to everyone’s health.

          “So why does RJ oppose any suggestion that war crimes took place in SL?

          Buddhist – to be precise, I suppose it should be Sinhala-Buddhist – equivalent of Halal methods were used ……… so, all the slaughter was kosher and aboveboard ………… no one has anything to complain or answer to.

          “The Arabic word halal means permissible, and the rules of slaughter are based on Islamic law. The animal has to be alive and healthy, a Muslim has to perform the slaughter in the appropriate ritual manner, and the animal’s throat must be cut by a sharp knife severing the carotid artery, jugular vein and windpipe in a single swipe. Blood must be drained out of the carcass.”

          Where exactly did our newly brave and fearless war-heroes deviate from the above?

          In our benevolent Sinhala-Buddhist culture it is wrong to kill in battle ……… that’s why at the mere mention of LTTE people ran away …….. killing the surrender-ees and captured are permissible. And a sneaky peek at the women’s bodies before they are disposed-of is permitted as well …….. so as not to go home and bother the wife who is having the nightly headache ……….

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          Old Codger
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          If I had it my way, I would opt for a secular state strictly relegating all religions to the confines of homes and places of worship as with the case of the clergy. I would go further and abolish religious studies in all schools. That is one reason my kind of politics will never gain traction in a country such as Sri Lanka.
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          On the subject of war crimes, civilian causalities as a result crossfire between SL forces and LTTE, commonly as collateral damage and also recognized in International Humanitarian Law and deaths arising from criminal acts by members of armed forces as well as LTTE carder need be differentiated.
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          Criminal acts such 11 abductees involving war time Navy Commander need be investigated and those found guilty, punished using full force of the law. I do not by any means endorse such acts nor leniency for its perpetrators. They are not war crimes but plain and simple criminal acts to be dealt with under criminal law.
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          What I do not accept are the diktats by nations, involved in conflicts outside their own in furthering their global strategies and objectives.
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          I presume you are an intelligent man. Do you accept Britain’s stand at the UNHRC in Geneva and their rejection of ICJ advisory opinion of the illegality of their acquisition of Chagos Island? Should they not mind their business and leave the Geneva Resolution to countries not guilty of such acts?
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          To conclude, why don’t you come out in the open and publish your views under your own name and photograph which would result in a healthy exchange of opinions and leave frivolous snipes to those who never came to terms with the defeat of LTTE?

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            Old codger

            The war crime denier Rajeewa Jayaweera types:

            “On the subject of war crimes, civilian causalities as a result crossfire between SL forces and LTTE, commonly as collateral damage and also recognized in International Humanitarian Law and deaths arising from criminal acts by members of armed forces as well as LTTE carder need be differentiated.”

            How convenient it is for Rajeewa to attribute every death to collateral damages. I envy Rajeewa Jayaweera’s ability to remember deaths in collateral damages and the ones who surrendered in front of their kith and kin to the armed forces and never to be seen again. And the barrage of artillery firing aimed at makeshift hospitals and refugee camps by the armed forces.

            Sorry Rajiva has no proof of such surrender nor carpet bombing and shelling by the armed forces. Perhaps the good lord Naseby could help him to bury bad news with his Peerage robe.

            Do you think Rajeewa is too clever?

            Rajeewa types:
            “a healthy exchange of opinions and leave frivolous snipes to those who never came to terms with the defeat of LTTE?”

            True, Rajeewa along with his patriotic leaders enjoy atributting every natural disaster including drought, tsunami, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons ….. to LTTE. However without LTTE, their businesses don’t seem to do well, income potential of the crooks and their cronies has substantially reduced, so is their absolute power, …..

            They need LTTE for their own sake, …..

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              Nativ Vedda says, “I envy Rajeewa Jayaweera’s ability to remember deaths in collateral damages and the ones who surrendered in front of their kith and kin to the armed forces and never to be seen again”. Are you suffering from amnesia? Do you remember the 600 Sinhalese and Muslim Policemen who surrendered to LTTE in th EP a gurantee of safe release by VP and what happened to them? And you talk is hypocrisy. Just keep washing dishes for the Suddas in London. These matters are beyond comprehension for the likes of yourself.

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              Mr Jayaweera,
              You say “I would opt for a secular state strictly relegating all religions to the confines of homes and places of worship as with the case of the clergy.” Good, what are we arguing about then?
              You do realise, I hope, that all the murder and mayhem since 1948 stems from a manufactured chest-thumping “patriotism” directly linked to religious chauvinism, egged on by politicians.
              As to the UK , US, Chagos, etc. yes they ARE hypocrites. But then, they are not bombing their own people, are they? Even if ” only 7000″ died?
              Mr. J, we must be realistic. WE are the ones with the begging bowl. High moral arguments are counter productive. The best thing we could do is hide in India’s shadow, but we screw up even that with our paranoia and synthetic self-esteem .
              “I presume you are an intelligent man. ” . Is that a compliment?
              I prefer anonymity because I then have the freedom to criticize all holy cows/cardinals/ arahats. I presume you know what happened to Watareka Vijitha?

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                Old codger

                Rajeewa once vouched never to respond to those who write under their pseudonym. How come he treats you differently?

                Is it because of your age he is being kind to you?
                Is it because he assumes you are not that clever after all?

                Either way do you think Rajeewa is insulting you?

        • 9
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          Mr. Jayaweera is a Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentlist and a backer of the Mahinda who was a dictator, who is responsible for the violation of human rights and who committed war crimes. He never utter a word in his article about the role of Mahinda in the UNHRC resolution. If Mahinda would have not killed those who surrendered at the end of the war, there was no necessity to UNHRC regulation. His pathetic argument about the death of civilian in cross firing is laughable and pathetic.

    • 14
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      CT

      “Sri Lanka has become a joke and is the laughing stock of the world.”

      This must be Rajeewa’s eureka moment.
      Down the line he is going to discover fire, wheel, zero, …………………….

      Thanks

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        wannihami

        Thanks for your message.
        I am sorry I would not know where to buy good original Negombo Kassippu. Please contact KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera for details. He is partial to the real stuff.

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          Dear Native,

          I don’t think even Wannihamis are into that that Stuff..
          Dr Ranil & Khem’s Boy have changed all that…Don’t you think, Native

          It is only your mates in Thamil Nad who indulge in Moonshine.
          Didn’t you read about those 150 poor Souls who had a party after ploughing the fields.

          Thanks to Dr Ranil’s pay rises to all & sundry in our blessed land , even our estate labor brothers can afford to buy a bottle of Gal ,with that hefty hike which you mate & Yahapalana Minister of Plantations has granted.

          Now they will say Jayawewa to Dr Ranil instead of Chidambaram & Thondaman..
          BTW How do you say Jayawewa in Thamil. ?..

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            BTW How do you say Jayawewa in Thamil. ?..

            ஹிப் ஹிப் ஹவுரே

            Hip hip hooray or hip hip hurrah

    • 6
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      (Un)Critical Thinking:

      One has to be insane to entrust-nay, even consider entrusting-the JVP with the government of the country. They were once a brutal, murderous outfit who have never really apologised for the atrocities they committed during their reign of terror. With their stupid socialist policies, they would turn Sri Lanka into another Venezuela in no time. Do not be deceived by their intelligent-sounding talk. The damage they would do would be irreparable.

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        Dear Leonard,
        You say “They were once a brutal, murderous outfit who have never really apologised for the atrocities they committed during their reign”. Come on, be fair. Which governing party in Lanka does this NOT apply to?

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      Raheem’s Jaysweera,

      Yes. Sri Lanka, a Land like no other, occupied illegally by the Paras, making a mockery of themselves at the UN.

      Perhaps, Sri Lanka should Table a passage from Mahawansa, and drive every participant nuts, as it has driven the Para-Sinhala Para-”Buddhists” nuts, in the Land like no other.

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      Rajeewa Jayaweera is an opportunist who keeps changing his principles according to situation. From time to time he exposes his inherent Sinhala Racism while pretending to be a moderate. These are the kind of people who should never be trusted.

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    We are sure to be the Jokers of the UNHRC sessions. When two groups present completely diametrically opposing views, the judgement of other members about the affairs of the country is not going to add any positive value.

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    Che guveras, not the JVP, as well as LTTE were stupid. Sri lanka is still inthe hands of Kalusuddhas and the International community who says he helped you so, it is your time to help us. Other than that Ranil, Mahinda Rajapakse, TNA, JVP, Ms are all for themselves. NGOs are working for the Spy agencies of the International community. They say Pakisthan is the PIVOT to whole world. Even China went through lot of hardships to come to this stage.

  • 5
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    You may think so..But it is not.

    Jungee Ranil and Khema’s Boy have well and truly cornered Appa sira.
    The Duo I am sure is about to deliver the lethal blow sooner than later.

    Anyone who has been listening to Jungee Ranil’s speeches , specially after he returned with all those Blessings from Thirupathy, will know that the UNP is on to something which is going to be a game changer for Lankawe.

    Khema’s Boy said his Economic plan is for the next Five years.
    Jungee Ranil promised his Loyal followers that that our Lankawe will be nothing like anything in the Region after he Digitalize the whole Lanakawe in the next five years .
    These are serious promises from the PM and the FM of the nation who have personal backing from the US Embassy in Cinnamon Gardens.

    How can Dr Ranil and Khema’s Boy be so cocksure ,if they have to face a General Election with in the next 9 months?

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “How can Dr Ranil and Khema’s Boy be so cocksure ,if they have to face a General Election with in the next 9 months?”

      I take it that Rakapaksa is cocksure he would win the next parliamentary elections and form his own government (without a coup) with 154 of his own crooked clan members being appointed to the cabinet and top posts being filled by rest of his cronies all because the powerful big Swamy blessed him in September 2018 in the Sultanate of New Delhi?

  • 7
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    laurel and hardy best describes the two of them
    both are living in worlds of their own

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera -“A Joke Called Sri Lanka”

    a joke called sri lanka by the joker called Rajeewa Jayaweera

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    SL today , is like a rudderless ship , bungling from one sorry mess to another . The masses on the other hand carry on regardless , happily paying for the excesses of inept , corrupt ‘ politicians ‘ .

  • 9
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    Sri Lanka is a joke as the Sinhalese have made it a joke and you are another joke

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      Rohan, the Tamils who have been in every Government since 1948 have had their own share of jokers and criminals. How come you, Cholan, Rajash, Vedda never mention them? Don’t tell me you are racists?!

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        Taraki

        “Tamils who have been in every Government since 1948 have had their own share of jokers and criminals.”

        Were there any Tamils holding important ministerial positions in this land of the honest leaders?

        You mean Douglas Devananda?
        He is Rajapaksa’s unofficial official bodyguard (he was seen protecting Mahinda inside the parliament), one of the Premadasa’s Rottweiler the other being Dayan, ………….

        Perhaps Karuna Amman or was it Weeping Widow’s handbag carrier who was supposed to be the Telecom Minister, or was it Lakshman Kadirgamar, ….. ?

        Can you please jog my memory?

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          Dear Native,

          You seem to be learning , mate…I thought Khema’s Boy was the Weeping Widow’s Hand Bag Carrier ..

          May be I am wrong.
          How many Hand Bag Carriers do you think are among your Yahapalana mates who are promising to take us to the Land of Plenty,to live in Condos .

          And get Uber to drive us around and bring us the Tucker as well, using free WiFi in Dr Ranil’s Full Digital Lankawe..

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            KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

            “May be I am wrong.”

            You are always wrong.
            What are you pondering about it?

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    Whole world knows that UNHRC resolutions against Sri Lanka that carried out a military operation to eliminate a barbaric Demala terrorist outfit is a joke. The irony is they do not want to say that. White Supremacists framed war crime charges as a rope to squeeze the neck of Sri Lankan Government so that they can use this country as a playground against China. They are successfully doing that. Because of its strategic location Sri Lanka has become a victim of a conflict between super powers.
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    According to betel wine this Government has renewed an agreement with Uncle Sam inserting lot of new things allowing to put up a base in this country. 30,000 acres have been earmarked for an investment zone where only the anti-China mafia countries (US, Japan and India) can invest. Thuppahi Don Juan Wikunana-Sinham’s achievements.
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    The problem with White Supremacists is excessive greed and jealousy. They do not want to see Asia becoming economically strong with China leading the show. Unfortunately instead of working together to make a strong Asia some fking leaders in Asia lick the a*s of these White Supremacists.

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    2500 year old civilization ends up in a joke!
    At least they are making the world laugh now.
    What else have they contributed to the mankind at large in science, technology, medicine or any other useful field?

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      Vun Mister Thiru, you are a lowyer? Vut you have contributed? This is no jork.

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    It is only a display of greed. Rob the citizens, now the tussle to share the spoils. Citizens reject all of them at the next election.

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    Rajeewa thanks for presenting my comments in the first 4 lines of your article. The country is a joke. The Retards are a joke. And you, the mother of all jokes.

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    Unfortunately we have selected Sirisena as a HEAD OF STATE.
    He is the worst and uneducated person who completely destroyed the peaceful society.
    hatred and ungratefulness is the key evil factors he implanted and engraved in our hearts.

    He was elected as president of the country by UNP voters and others minority groups.
    He must be grateful to UNPers , Tamils and Muslims not SLFPers or any others.
    This UNGRATEFUL man quickly changed his mind and became a enemy of them.
    Hope NATURE OF THE LAW will punish this LAIR..

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    From the time Maithripala became President he has never kept any of his promises to his UNP king makers and the voters. Initially he promised 51 MPs from SLFP crossing over to UNP, what we saw was a 52 day illegal government he formed and not the 51 MPs. He promised to be an independent President, that too went by the wayside when he accepted the leadership of SLFP. He promised not to allow rogues to come into the Parliament, he broke that promise too by appointing “Pinata Seat” Gambling King Sumathipala, Foul mouth SB and Dilan and others who were kicked out of the Parliament by the voters to the Parliament. He promised to get the Rajapakse rogues and other SLFP rogues, but at last he appointed the so called mega rogue (whom he called) as the Hora PM. During the last local government election time he openly attacked the UNP party which made him the King. He then started protecting armed forces rogues and murderers who were wanted by CID. Not only that he also promoted these murderers. To crown all his actions, evan after the courts pronounced that he has violated the Constitution he still sits in the President’s seat without resigning. What a clown he is!

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    What we see in Sri Lanka is an inferiority complex derived through a system of education where a conflict of personalities at the workplace is caused between the elitist of leading schools and the village schools. The man from the village holding high positions do not like to take advice and direction. They seem to know it all, as a result, we have a government sector that is run by a bunch of fools that have no vision to plan the future hence this situation. A Messy Sri Lanka !!

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    I thought we became jokers when Mandala co-sponsored the resolution. Where was the Telegraph then?

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    We have been watching just two teams batting and fielding in turn not giving any chance to others to show their capability. We Sri Lankan really care for our country’s progress and not the progress of those belonged to to the two parties in the field for last 71 years! And there is no limit for overs to play they are in the field since we got independence. We umpires have the right to chase them out of the field and allow altogether new players who truly love our country to show their talent and dedication. Please send these two sets of players who are batting for the last 71 years on permanent retirement!

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    what the hell is this CT : Topic should be changed to:
    UK-EU Estimates 7,000 and 8,000 civilian deaths during the closing stages of the conflict….from Die hard SL prospective even for me “That is not so bad…an acceptable Collateral Damage”
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    CT this is …obvious for past 2 weeks you are sympathizing [Threatened] towards these commentators of the MR & SL Armed forces side…aren’t you ? may be you yourself suffer same fate if not worse of Lasantha wickrathunga..?? as always I ‘ve said in many comments write this Article in sinhala ! Guaranteed an award in SINHALA NEWS Category ..what a F****ng Achievement
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    CT By stating UK-EU Joint non Disclosure Investigation Projecting 7000-8000 deaths compared to the Human Shield to Least consisting of 20000 to 42000 you bastard little Mass murderous
    Patriotic SOB’s must be thrilled about this..Rageewa we known you to be an MR leaning supporter. Comparing with Y very recent past articles it’ Obvious You’ve been Duped…. Indeed

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    “Failure to effect course correction will see Sri Lanka slowly but steadily drifting in the direction of a failed state.”
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    You’re already there!
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    Sri Lanka is a Corrupt, Lawless, Bankrupt Failed State.
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    You can’t fix the problem until you acknowledge the problem exists.

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    Rajeeva,

    The Title should be a
    1) A Joke Called Sri Lanka
    2) A JOker called Rajeeva.

    The two resolutions at Geneva are conjoined . One by RW to fool the World and the other by THUGS, CRIMINALS , THIEVES & CROOKES to lure the local electorate. None will have any effect as the World now understands Sinhala Lanka . The third resolution sponsored by by the Western Countries headed by UK & Germany will carry the day.. Even a deamon like you cant fool the World anymore. Fate of Milosevich beckons on the horizon for MR, GOTHA and the rest.

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      Raise a, Re: Kali’s comment,

      While two different resolutions from the same country with two administrations and two prime ministers, is indeed a joke, to drive, the other members nuts, they will see through it , and pass a sane resolution, as their mean IQs Are at least 20 points above the Paras.

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    Whole world knows that UNHRC resolutions against Sri Lanka that carried out a military operation to eliminate a barbaric Demala terrorist outfit is a joke. The irony is they do not want to say that. White Supremacists framed war crime charges as a rope to squeeze the neck of Sri Lankan Government so that they can use this country as a playground against China. They are successfully doing that. Because of its strategic location Sri Lanka has become a victim of a conflict between super powers.

    ———–
    According to betel wine this Government has renewed an agreement with Uncle Sam inserting lot of new things allowing to put up a base in this country. 30,000 acres have been earmarked for a so called investment zone where only the anti-China mafia countries (US, Japan and India) can invest. Thuppahi Don Juan Wikunana-Sinham’s achievements.
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    The problem with White Supremacists is excessive greed and jealousy. They do not want to see Asia becoming economically strong with China leading the show. Unfortunately instead of working together to make a strong Asia some leaders in Asia (not far from this country) take the side of White Supremacists. Shame on these rotten guys.

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      Eagle Eye:

      You may have Eagle Eye. But I have got Hawk eye. I can see far and wide which you cant. Let me tell you what you have lost after winning the battle against the tigers. To start with your SOVEREIGNTY which MR has washed down river kelani. 60 % of Hambanthotta, Mathara , 50% of Colombe 60% of Palaly. and all of Trinco. which without India saying so you cant give it to any one and so on. Wake upman your fight for FREEDOM from INDIA is just begining. You will never be FREE again. If you want more I will give you more. Dont be an Ostrich just look around. There is sea to the South and Tamils to the North. Gemunus words

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    Dear Critical thinking,
    The people don’t accept jvp because most of the party policies do not reflect the aspirations of the people at large. They are clean and good to fight against corruption.
    MYM.

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    Excuse this is VOTE RIGGING !
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    Who the hell are these Sons of the B……ches ( I say with absolute Responsibility ) Like a GANG mostly & probably working for Sinhala Buddhist Interest are Thumbs Downing Views of Free thoughts …
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    CT admins ,,,this is Unacceptable It is Obvious that there is Gang of Sinhala Buddhits here Like god damn Voulchers….. there are Looking to thumb down any View that point the blame at sinhala RACE in Sri Lanka

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      Wow I’m impressed. There is no end to the continuing keyboard war of the Tamil diaspora. How typical to blame others for their own crimes.

      PS Vultures, not Voulchers

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        Tharaki…. rest assured this is Indeed a Sinhala BASHING Site & we the Tamils make our Voices Herd….
        TARAKI …Bola thopi….Gaaniyee This is not a Grammar class … This must be your Very First VIRGIN Comment [Yep]….. I am SO F..ing Impressed THARAKI ….
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        You whinny Little sinhala Buddhist B…ch…Yeah You heard me… Absolutely right You Swanky Little c…..t [want more I can make it even worse just reply for this….] wanna take it to the courts in the name of Insulting motherhood sex—- BRING IT ON— I am right Here…[sweetie it calls FREEDOM Of Speech ]
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        before posting your Retarted Comments I wonder what does a typical Buddhist pervert Sinhala Poor little Rich girl Knows about WAR Crime & suffering ??…Living out here in western Province for whole life ….on the other hand what else does this Crumbling sinahala Race got Left Except this 4:2 Island that is barely holding on….Tharaki sweetie take your S..t.t.Y Grammar know how to Instagram & Ytube… Don’t stick your nose Places your are Unfamiliar with Someone could get Hurt….really bad

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        Taraki Hmmmmmm Who are Y ??? . I wonder I don’t think Y are what Y name says….Please don’t make a fool out of Y self by posting for grammar correction …
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        Y should be aware that even Derana-SIRASA-HIRU are threatened by this Little web site CT….all so Y should know Sri Lanka Mass Murderous Buddhist(of Course) your beloved military adjoined Intelligence Monitors CT….YEP ( this Ain’t no Joke)…those bastard got nothing to do but count the F…ing flies hovering over heads …monitors CT….
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        Tharaki if you are saying we are T Diaspora so it is Obvious You are SINAHALA EXTREMIST BUDDHIST DIASPORA…please don’t say no…..say… hmmmm…Yah,,,,I guess…..so what is Y problem we never asked for Y to Spell correct us….keep Y distance….for Y own sake…..

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        Taraki

        “There is no end to the continuing keyboard war of the Tamil diaspora.”

        Of course more descendants of Kallthonies are at it the only difference is they have all converted to Sinhala/Buddhism, for example you Eagle blind Eye, ….. somas, Lal loos, ………………

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    The joke has a history.

    Beginning of the joke was 2015 where a proxy common candidate was fielded to oust MR to install an impotent leader & joke still continuing with many world records including looting the CB, having simultaneously 2 PMs & 2 opposition leaders etc.

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    Sri Lanka is NOT a failed state but drifting towards, Anarchy. Executive presidency must be abolished , otherwise a “Chief Joker” like the one you have now can use the power to their advantage at the whim of their fancy. Hope the recent lessons learnt has taught the sensible ones ( larger part of the mass) to tell the parliamentarians to change the constitution for the sake of SRI LANKA. Beautiful land with beautiful people , must not be allowed to drift into the wilderness any longer.

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      Soam

      Head of the state (of any country) should enjoy executive powers; in case it’s unprovided constitutionally, he/she derives it as far as the he/she maintains majority parliamentary support.

      Only a single thing is to be done to contain such; he/she must be under judiciary.

      Without making big fuss, make provisions for that.

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    Is Rajeeva Jayaweera after a plum diplomatic position from Ranil?

    Australia will be in the offing soon Rajeewa!

    He he he he he he.

    Because previously Rajeeva Jayaweera went kade to Mahinda Rajapaksa wholesomely, sometimes even without clothes.

    What changed him? Ambassadorship. He he he he he he he.

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    “A joke called Sri Lanka” – Glad you have come to realisation faster than I have thought! Hope more will follow.

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    Rajeewa you pretend very genuine in your comment to Codger but that is what makes you a lying hypocrite.(worse than the criminals and extremist). You mean to say without any international pressure Lanka will assure justice to all victims. Dude Lanka has not found one single answers up to now. All they (including you) did was lie, deceive, cheat, distort and divert. Still there are no answers for the mass murders which took place years ago, and still you expect us to believe your bull shit. A rape and murder of a tourist (involving the rogue politician)came to end after so much pressure from international community. What happened with your friend Duminda Sir,s case.(a murder witnessed by hundreds of people) Enough of your excuses buddy. And you have the audacity to request Codger to expose him self, so that you can pass the information to your criminal buddies/murderers. People not wanting to identify alone shows the freedom of speech in your shit hole country. In Lanka if you step on the wrong foot, you (your self) will be writing under Pseudonym too. REMEMBER THAT .

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    For the ones who are howling in these forums, I admit western countries do try to influence the international organizations to their advantage. There are bad apples in every country. PERIOD. But see today, s news. In US a large educational racket was busted where wealthy influential parents have bribed to get their kids into Ivy Colleges. People who are charged includes celebrities,politicians, fund owners—-etc. This goes to show internally the system is still vibrant and functional. I can confidently state in US, if any one is caught DUI (dosent matter) almost cent percent assured that individual will be charged. Because the public view this as a common threat (danger to others) and they do not waste time in political or other partisan debates in justifying the offence. We can also witness the congressional hearings , right now taking place where people are convicted for crimes. (Manafort,Cohen). Do anyone honestly think, we may even have a glimpse of anything close to this in dysfunctional Lanka ??? Where a drunken auto driver can go scot free just by mentioning a politician,s name (who I am sure in turn is another alcoholic and repeated DUI offender) or bribe a few hundreds. Why talk about an island which most of you cannot identify in the world map. Clean up your stinking shit hole before exploring others.

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    Rajeewa Jayaweera’s title “A Joke Called Sri Lanka” is tongue in cheek.
    Rajeewa portrays MS & RW as Laurel & Hardy. The comedians are geniuses. The MR-team were clumsy power drunks. The ‘leaks’ by PCoI on SriLanka Airlines clear indicate the brazen looting. The foray of Sajin, a MR acolyte, here is well known.
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    In the last sentence, Rajeewa says ~ “Failure to effect course correction will see Sri Lanka slowly but steadily drifting in the direction of a failed state”.
    Please please Rajeewa: What are the corrections,

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