27 May, 2018

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A Land Where Brigands & Bigots Are Bizarre Buddies

By Udara Soysa

Udara Soysa

We have a very interesting position in Sri Lanka in respect of the country’s ethnic problem, a perpetual killer force that raged throughout the north and east and now trying to emerge in some parts outside of this region.

This ghastly position prevailed for thirty years because there were two main forces, a terrorist and a dodgy company of petty, prevaricating politicians. While the need of the hour is a resolution to this problem, the two main players did not want to resolve it with one seeking a mafia state and the other unwilling to recognize the just rights of the minority communities. The mafia state was fortunately defeated by 2009.

There was terrorist horror on one side with an entire region under threat and on the other side, blatant racial and religious chauvinism that ignores that all the people of Sri Lanka irrespective of their cultural diversities, have a common heritage rooted in India.

The right kind of solution based on the country’s historical governmental systems would have been an ideal solution but both extreme players did not want it and together they had turned the guns not so much on each other but on the people, all innocent, all helpless and all pawns in the hands of leaders who have no compassion, are utterly corrupt and employ weapons of destruction to assert their power by abusing the rights and will of the people; not even children are exempted.

More and more outside interests are sneaking in and certain powers that crave for global domination have already gained some foothold in Sri Lanka. It appears Sri Lankan politicians have been a breed without a sense of commitment, service and with a total lack of vision.

If only the country would free itself from its racial and religious chauvinism which Buddhist principles will never support, terrorism will scream its way out of the country like a horrendous ghost exorcised. But the politicians are far too small and mean for such an honourable undertaking. It is a country where terrorism and racism fuel each other and are interdependent.

As a pavement wit in Wellawatte once commented, the Sri Lankan politicians can talk the talk and walk the walk but cannot communicate or even get anywhere. Fake and fraud form their false façade. Sri Lanka is certainly a land where brigands and bigots are are bizarre buddies and bedfellows.

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    Great piece! Doesn’t pull his punches and descend into bafflegab. Keep them coming, Udara!

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      Clear, precise and free of ramble.

      Most of all it is welcomingly short, without missing the message.

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        What everybody can see is the gala of the Govigama Ruling Elite Mafiosi at work. They are demi gods who holds immense power at the control of the state and its functions. They are backed by the media that they themselves owns. Wijeya and Upali Wijewardene Media Mafia still toying with Racist inclined propaganda specially designed to keep Sinhala masses misinformed and dumbed on the question of the status of the enemies, where currently the Muslims and the Tamils and the rationally thinking Sinhalas who are opposed to the Govigama controls are being projected as the enemies. The real enemy, the Govigama clans who destroyed this country, its economy, the unity amongst the people, invented wars and conflicts to keep the populace divided on race and religion, stole the treasury, made all of population entrapped in the IMF/WB loans, destroyed Buddhism converting it from its universal compassion core beliefs to a feudal and mass murdering War Machine that seeks the blood of the innocent non Buddhist population that goes about looting and burning the belongings of the others to cover itself from its colossal failure to provide to peace to all living beings regardless of ethnicity. The Govigama Mafia yet trying to fool the masses by fielding the ‘corrupt to the core’, infamous criminal Gotabhaya for the Presidential candidature, without any fear nor regret of the treacherous nature of its collective nature that the people who are being knowledgeable about who wants the justice be served on this animal for his unpardonable crimes. The Govi Mafia fears that someone who is not from their clan is ever becoming taking control of the state and its controls. So, Gota is projected as the ultimate choice of the Evil Govigama clan.

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      Udara Soysa,

      RE: A Land Where Brigands & Bigots Are Bizarre Buddies

      “This ghastly position prevailed for thirty years because there were two main forces, a terrorist and a dodgy company of petty, prevaricating politicians. While the need of the hour is a resolution to this problem, the two main players did not want to resolve it with one seeking a mafia state and the other unwilling to recognize the just rights of the minority communities. The mafia state was fortunately defeated by 2009.”

      Thanks for the article.

      This is the Land of Native Veddah Aethho illegally occupied by the Paras, Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims and other Paras. They lie, aided and abetted by their Monks, they kill and just look at the history of the Para-Kings and their actions. How many were killed. One even killed his father to become king.

      That is what you are seeing: A (Para) Land Where Brigands & Bigots Are Bizarre Buddies!

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      Emil van der Poorten, If it appears that I am trying to tag on to you. It is just that, – Appearance. I don’t wish to drag Udara Soysa into a minor clarification that I seek.
      Would my thinking that ours is a country where racism and terrorism fuel each other and are interdependent be more to the reality than Udara’s, ‘It is a country where terrorism and racism fuel each other and are interdependent’.

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      #INTERPOL is onto the Rajapaksas and their stolen monies and all their criminal activities and all the individuals involved in protecting them.

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    WOW ! Wonderful piece, short and sweet and just to the point !

    Different way of looking at things in Lanka..

    Thank a bunch Udara.

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    Who are brigands and who are bigots ? One time GL, SB , Dayasiri etc etc were following Ranil. Mangala, Kiriella, Wijedasa etc etc were in the SLFP . What kind of people are these scums ?

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      Scum is a real mouthful. Shame has no meaning for these beggars.

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    ….Srilanka is certainly a land where brigands and bigots are bizarre buddies and bedfellows……
    Spot on, young Udara!
    This is why Srilanka is referred to as a Land like no other.
    In the photo to this essay Premier Ranil.W. finds himself as a strange bedfellow; The look says it all!

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      RW, caught on the hop, exposed whom he keeps company with in-private, contrary to the fake picture he paints to the public as if he is a pious individual.

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    Udara,
    I don’t think there is anything strange in bigots and brigands being bedfellows. What is strange is clergy and crooks being bedfellows. Or bootleggers and presidents. Or even Prime ministers and drug importers.
    Even though that might seem strange to a western-influenced mind, we must remember that this country is fast reverting back to its former culture (widely rumoured to have been glorious) in which feudalism, corruption, murder, superstition, fornication, are all above board.

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      oldcodger

      Why do you think/imply/consider fornication between consenting adults is wrong or even a sin as long as no force is used or being raped? Are you getting old faster then we thought and becoming a grumpy old man?

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        A slip of the keyboard, let’s say. One tends to go with the flow.

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    “……………….recognize the just rights of the minority communities.” Now another person coming out with the same old story without explaining what these “just rights” are.

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      BSP

      “Now another person coming out with the same old story without explaining what these “just rights” are.”

      Put it another way its all about freedom, livelihood, habitat, safety, security, dignity, opportunity, cultural integrity, ……………………. .realise one’s full potential, ….

      BSP’s ” Freedom Ends Where The Other’s Nose Begins”.
      BSP, you cannot park your smelly bum on other’s nose and you may not insist on parking it wherever you want to, simply because others are not obliged to passively consent to your actions. It is based on right and wrong, moral principle, conventions, ethics, traditions, ……………………..

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        Native Vedda

        Koheda Yanne? Malle Pol!

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          BSP

          I know it is too hard for you to fathom out what I have written in my comment. Just ignore me and go play with Shenali who probably has the same IQ as you are.

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          As always.

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    Politicians are running a family business. Citizens should elect a new set at the next election.

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    Sri Lanka is certainly a land where Corrupt buddies are bedfellows irrespective of which political party they belong to.

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    Desapaalus and Yamapaalus may talk the talk, walk the walk, but at the end they are bonded by the common obejctive of robbing all the national assets, making the unsuspecting citizens poorer and squeezed by taxes, while the rogues of all colors and cohort businessmen indulge in their luxuries. Action demonstrated by this photo speaks for itself of the reality, better than million lies that utter in their talk the talk through their hind-quarters.

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      thrishu

      FYI large scale robbing didn’t start on 9 January 2015. It started with the weeping widows coronation as the empress of Ceylon. The scale of the robbery may have been mind boggling between 2005 and 2015 nevertheless it has been a state ruled indeed by robber barons and baronesses.

      Taxing the poor and creating a wealthy class is not new. It was experimented successfully my Siri Mao’s merry men in the 1970s.

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    Hello,
    You are playing big smart with your hour glass to solve the issues and blame the LTTE the most since 2009 May 19 on what the. Government did absolutely nothing
    Now who are the terrorist?

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    Udara Soysa
    must have been living in an imagined Dharmista land.

    His selective and one sided emphasis on terrorism and Mafia state on the “other side” is worrying. He saw only “terrorist horror” and “entire region under threat” on the other side and mere “blatant racial and religious chauvinism” on his side.

    “The right kind of solution based on the country’s historical governmental systems would have been an ideal solution “

    He refrained himself from expounding what he meant by country’s historical governmental systems. Will he now revisit comprehensive history of this island from 1948 to date, hopefully reeducating himself in the process, …………. learning terrorism in Sri Lanka was not limited to his defined ” north and east and now trying to emerge in some parts outside of this region.” nor just to a defined people nor did he know terrorism did not grew out of vacuum.

    “More and more outside interests are sneaking in and certain powers that crave for global domination have already gained some foothold in Sri Lanka.”

    Eureka, he had noticed it even at the eleventh hour that strangers are groping his women folks. What he has to realise is that when the entire family is not treated well then strangers are ever ready to grope the women folks.

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      Yes yes LTTE is not terrorist. ..Were you hurt when he called LTTE as terrorists?

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    Hope springs eternal … for a Mahathir or a Lee Kuan in Sri Lanka.

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      Paddy

      Wake up from your dreams.

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    Looking at.the picture we have two sets of fraudsters. One is mr ten percent from Medamulana side. Other is dudley the mr 20 percent from polonnaruwa side.
    Bayagota is protected by dudley and Silly.

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    Udara Soysa

    You write about terrorism but failed to mention the role of state terrorists in 1956 1958 1977 1981 & 1983 pogroms. Why are you so blind?

    Tell us why do state still illegally occupying private lands owned by Tamils by stationing its armed forces? Why do armed forces involve in local administration of education farming and fishing in North and East? Why can’t they allow the local people to run their own affairs?

    Please read Ceylon history from 1920s to learn how actions of southern mafia state and its politicians pushed Tamils to a corner and eventually to take up arms against the state. There was no other option given for Tamils at that time. Think of JVP uprising in 1971 against the state and not 1980s. You could find similarities.

    Open your eyes Udara, you are surrounded by second and third generation of
    southern mafia politicians assisted by opportunists deceitful Tamil politicians at present. Ground situation is entirely different from what you have written. To see that you should give up your racist thoughts first. Until then no one will value your writings.

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      People like Udara Soysa are unaware of State Terrorism which compelled Tamils to take up arms for mere survival, which later became a “liberation” effort.

      file:///C:/Users/dr.s/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/P3CPDP53/Lest_We_Forget_p1.pdf

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        Alas Justice why did not the racist aspect of the author’s absurd blurb strike you immediately until MR revealed it in his last line?

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    Mafia State is emerging again with GoTa, the Killer getting ready in the offing. This time, CIA Agent GoTa will fortify Mafia State through a possible killing spree covering all liberal citizens. Great Article Udara. Keep on exposing Brigands and Bigots of Sri Lanka politics.

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    Protestant Anti-Gotabhaya Campaign is n full swing. So, the PResidential or General election, what is on ? 2% protestants say they are equal or superior to 69% sinhala buddhists.

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      I hEar there are no pRotestants workinG in public Toilets in TorontO.

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    Whose money is spent in this campaign. Is it bond scam money hiding inside the Sirikotha

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    I heard 900 million of Bond Scam Money is hiding some where including money coming from different sources. So go for it not many years left.

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    India is in the game for political overtures. India Does not like Sri lankan Army settled in the north becuse they are upset their programs going wrong. So, India wants Ranil who is bugging Maithripala sirisena to remove the Forces from the north. On the othe r hand, Tamil HIndus say no one helped us so they will go with Sinhala buddhists. with respect to Tamils political solution is not what they wanted. Some Tamils do not want to be subjugated by vellahla Tamils for ever. so, they are happy tobe with Sinhala People. Most Tamils basic problems that ever one has such as income disparity.

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    Udara Soysa sums it all in the paragraph ~ “……..The right kind of solution based on the country’s historical governmental systems would have been an ideal solution but both extreme players did not want it and together they had turned the guns not so much on each other but on the people, all innocent, all helpless and all pawns in the hands of leaders who have no compassion, are utterly corrupt and employ weapons of destruction to assert their power by abusing the rights and will of the people; not even children are exempted.”
    The following comment is made with good intention and is not nit-picking. The part ~ “……turned the guns not so much on each other…….” needs a closer look. Who used the guns first? Till the July 1983 pogrom, one side never considered using guns.
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    Udara ~ “……….It is a country where terrorism and racism fuel each other and are interdependent…..”.
    It is not rocket science: Corruption/nepotism/impunity are the latest face and façade of terrorism.
    .

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    Udara ,

    You are doing the right talk about who our politicians and what our problems
    are but when you turn to adhering to Buddhist principles for solutions , your
    vision gets blurred honestly ! Buddhism doesn’t have politics in it and the
    most parts of the world is getting rid of religions as a means of any solutions
    for prevailing human sufferings . The latest , probably the most note worthy
    21st century example is Saudi Arabia ! It has started to relax some of its
    strictest rules that governed its women in the name of religion . More to come
    in no time ! How do you want to change the Buddhist-Communist Vietnam
    that eats anything that moves ? Rats , a special delicacy ! Another Buddhist
    state Thailand , get landed at Bangkok to taste FRIED COCKROACH ! You name
    the insects and Cambodians put them on your plate ! My dear Udara , do your
    best to find one single individual who practices his religion today anywhere
    on this planet ! The best of know how today is , lying through all your holes
    and detecting others’ lies without any reactions on your part ! Buddhism and
    all other “Isms” will have to run for cover mate !

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    It’s the greedy politicians who caused the disintegration not anybody else’s fault.
    Right then ! We are at fault too because we voted for them, sometimes some voted by force or being bribed.
    Still we voted for them.
    All the ” Kallathonis ” ( Hindus, Buddhists , Mullas, The Christians and the Parangees ) who are fighting against each other came from Hindia .
    All carries the” INDIAN DNA.” without doubt. But Living in denial is utter disaster.
    A chronic cancerous situation with no remedy.
    Now very territorial, markings of this bit yours and that bit mine etc.
    This kind of childishness / greediness destroyed the nation and the generations of Srilankans.
    There’s no solution in sight except living in denial.
    THE MAFIA KALLATHONIS ARE WIDESPREAD , FROM THE PARLIAMENT TO THE WHOLE OF THE NATION.

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    Udara, your thoughts and sentiments are inspiring. but they don’t appeal to these
    political B……. All of them are preparing for the musical chairs event in 2020 while the Nation is bleeding white. Why on earth are the two leaders behaving like Tom fools? We see blunder after blunder being repeated almost daily. Why the right thinking patriotic MPP if there is any would n’t tell the two leaders enough is enough?.We all should do well to remember that there is a Supreme Legislator and there is a spiritual dimension to politics. Our two leaders appear to be top Buddhist adherents and they must practise what they preach. Unfortunately we don’t see a semblance of that noble teaching of Lord Buddha in their conduct and behaviour.

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    Analyst ,

    “All carries the INDIAN DNA without doubt.” Clearly Malay community
    will prove you otherwise ! And there are Portuguese and Arab DNA
    although some Tamils and Sinhalese might disagree about Arab DNA .
    But all ae KALLATHONIS due to the fact that Columbus has no records
    of obtaining Visa to America either ! KALLATHONIS means crossing borders
    illegally after borders were set up . Trump calls Kallathonis “Animals , they
    are not people.” 131 Srilankans were arrested last week by Malaysian police
    while trying to enter Australia as KALLATHONIS by boat !

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    Young Udara Soysa’s intention is laudable. But there is no reference to the Elephant in the Room. If the post-1950 period is unanimously accepted as the raison d’etre for our main problem of racial-religious conflict then the deleterious role of the politicised monkhood, going riotous outside the tranquil Daboga, should not only be acknowledged but vigorously condemned. There cannot be an elected Govt and a politicised monkhood that competes for the role of governance. Take the case of the appointment of the Governor to the Central Province. The Govt rationally chooses Reginald Cooray. But the powerful monks audaciously reject his appointment on the base of caste and religion – and they have the day!!!!!!! In the circumstances, justice and fair play to the Tamil Nation under this reality is a pipe-dream.

    Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka is fated to suffer until that day history will render to the Tamils their part of their Nation in this 2 Nation island (I realise the Muslims want it to be a 3 Nation Island with their claim of being here for 1,000 years. Or is it more?) Many serious analysts believe that day is coming – may be not too soon but come it will.

    R. Varathan

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    This writer’s position is clear despite the attempted camouflage. Sri Lanka according to him is in this perilous state because of everyone else other than the YAHAPALANAYAS. This is disgraceful writing. The country is teetering on the verge of economic collapse due to the waste,corruption and mismanagement of this govt. This fellow probably knows this but like most diehard apologists for the Yahapalana mob tries the usual obfuscation.This piece of chicanery should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.

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