19 October, 2017

Absurdistan

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“His Most Extraordinary Majesty liked…the people of the court to multiply their belongings; he liked their accounts to grow and their purses to swell. I don’t remember His Magnanimous Highness’s ever demoting someone…because of corruption. Let him enjoy his corruption as long as he shows his loyalty! Thanks to his unequalled memory and also to constant reports our monarch knew exactly who had how much. But as long as his subjects behaved loyally, he kept this knowledge to himself and never made use of it. But if he sensed even the slightest shadow of disloyalty, he would immediately confiscate everything…. Thanks to that system of accountability, the King of Kings had everyone in his hand, and everyone knew it. ” – Ryszard Kapuścińsky (The Emperor)

Mahinda RajapaksaAn Urban Councillor goes on a family-vacation to a neighbouring country. At a restaurant he is befriended by a stranger who introduces himself as a businessman. Later, during a provincial election, this ‘strange-businessman-turned-friend’ visits the home of the Urban Councillor with a tale of woe. He had imported a consignment of plastic goods and tar. The container has been delayed at the port for two and a half months. Consequently he will have to pay an enormous amount of money as demurrage. Can his new-found politician friend, help mitigate this injustice by asking for a demurrage-waiver?

The Urban Councillor knows that friends must help each other. He belongs to the political party and the personal constituency of the country’s Prime Minister. He contacts the PM’s Coordinating Secretary. Perhaps they are friends; in any case as political allies, they are bound by the dominant ethos to scratch each other’s backs. The Coordinating Secretary writes a letter, on behalf of the PM, asking the relevant authorities to reduce the demurrage charge.

Then the container is discovered to contain 131 kg of heroin.

There is nothing unusual about drug-smuggling. What makes this story unique, and perhaps uniquely Sri Lankan, is the drug-smuggler’s belief that he can not only bring in his illegal cargo in safety but also obtain special treatment for it, if he has the right connections. The obvious question is, was he guided by experience? Has he done it before? Have other letters been written to South Asia Gate Terminal (Pvt.) Ltd or any other relevant entity by some politician seeking special treatment for this particular importer? Incidentally, how many letters are sent every month, by this or that politician, seeking privileges for friendly importers/exporters? How many of those requests are granted? How much money does the country lose every month in consequence?

An imported container will have a local receiver. Who was the supposed receiver of the heroin container in Sri Lanka? Is there any connection between that receiver and any politician? Have Pakistan and the Interpol been informed about this international drug smuggling racket?

How come no one has been arrested so far?[i] Is it because culpable inanity and criminal irresponsibility have become part of the dominant ethos of our government? Can Rajapaksa acolytes get away even with drug-smuggling, so long they remain servile?

In October 1989, President Premadasa appointed the Youth Commission to look into the root-causes of the Second JVP Insurgency[ii]. Its many recommendations included the de-politicisation of state-sector recruitment. In consequence, the Premadasa administration made public sector recruitment via competitive exams mandatory. In 2007, President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued a circular reintroducing the disreputably dangerous practice of recruitment via political patronage. The SLFP-JVP alliance was still in place and at a Financial Consultative Committee meeting Piyasiri Wijenayake, on behalf of the JVP, protested against the circular. President Rajapaksa responded revealingly: “Piyasiri, there is no point in protesting against this…. We must help those who helped our party by giving them appointments. If both of you also have lists, give them to me and I will see that they are appointed”[iii].

The Local Councillor and the PM’s Coordinating Secretary were following in the Presidential footsteps when they intervened to obtain special treatment to a crony. The regime’s policy is to take care of its own – be it relations, party members or human rights violators – irrespective of the cost to the people and the country.

Mutual-Help

If media reports are accurate, helping kith/kin seems to have been the motive of Lakshman Hulugalle when he allegedly ordered the lightening transfer of almost the entirety of the police’s Organised Crimes Investigative Unit (23 officers and constables)[iv].

Mr. Hulugalle is a trusted aide of the Rajapaksa Brothers. His importance can be gleaned by the many positions he holds; he may have lost the plum job of Director General, Media Centre for National Security, but he continues to be the Director General of the NGO Secretariat and Deputy Chairman of the National Livestock Development Board. When a book with his life story was launched in January 2013 at the Kingsbury (Lakshman: Ohu Thama Mawbimata Yuthukam Itu Kaleya – Lakshman: He performed his duties by the nation), Basil and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (together with the three service commanders) graced the occasion[v].

Again there are many unanswered questions, questions which reveal much about how Sri Lanka is ruled. If the reports about Mr. Hulugalle’s abuse of power are true – the sudden and backdated dissolving of the MCNS indicates that there is some fire behind this puff of smoke – how come he continues to hold two very important positions? Is this the first time he used his extremely important position/connections for private gain? Have there been other instances of him using his powerful positions/connections to punish personal-enemies or save personal-friends? Shouldn’t there be a parliamentary committee to go into these matters? Shouldn’t the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence be summoned before this committee?

At Mr. Hulugalle’s book launch, the special guest lecture was delivered by JRP Suriyapperuma. Mr. Suriyapperuma is not just a national list MP. He is also the premier organic theoretician of the Rajapaksa project of Familial Rule and Dynastic Succession. In 2010, the ITN organised Jaya Jayawe, an evenings of songs praising President Rajapaksa[vi]. At this function, attended by the President and all his siblings, Mr. Suriyappermua gave the sole guest lecture.

Jaya Jayawe’ promoted the anti-democratic concept of a leader who is superior to the people, infallible and divinely-anointed, a leader who cannot be opposed without committing the Sin of treason. Mr. Suriyapperuma correctly identified Jaya Jayawe (with its reactionary message) as a symbol of the ‘New Rajapaksa Civilisation’. It is this same Mr. Suriyapperuma who used the racial slur ‘kalla’ on President Obama, in a recent parliamentary diatribe[vii]. Taken together with the denigrating manner in which the JHU/BBS publicly refers to the minorities, the Rajapaksa ideologue’s outburst reveals the racism visceral to Rajapaksa thinking and thus Rajapaksa governance. (If a time-machine can take him to Apartheid South Africa or even to the Southern American states of the Jim Crow-era, Mr. Suriyapperuma will discover how much of a ‘sudda’ he actually is!)

But nothing in this glorious Republic of Absurdistan is as absurd is the spectacle of we, the people, clinging to the anti-factual belief that the Rajapaksas are truly committed to the Country, Nation and Religion and will lead us to the Promised Land of Universal Development.


[iii] Lakbima News – 9.9.2007

[vi] One song expressed pride in having a king such as Mihindu. Another rejoiced that he united the nation’s heart and gave the nation a tomorrow and assured that the ‘nation is forever with you’. ‘You are the country, you are tomorrow… you are us…. Mihindu’ said yet another song. Another hailed the President as ‘the Lion in the Lion Flag’, and as ‘Our Time, Our Legacy, Our Future, Our Solution, Our Father, Our Comfort, Our Happiness, Our Light…..’ The President was called the ‘Father of the Nation’ and the ‘Wonder of the World and the Universe’, ‘High King’ and ‘Divine Gift’; he was compared to a ‘Golden Sword’ which defends the nation, and a ‘Golden Thread which unites sundered hearts’. The populace was repeatedly exhorted to give thanks (say ‘sadhu’) because ‘we got a king’. An ‘ethnically integrated’ song hailed the President as the Sun and the Moon, in Sinhala and Tamil (Hiru and Sandu to the South; Thinakaran and Chandiran to the North). ‘Mahinda Rajapaksa is our king…. King Rajapaksa’s name will be written in history in letters of gold…. We owe King Rajapaksa,’ sang a little boy, barely older than a toddler, lispingly. The final song referred to Rajapaksas’ mother as ‘Our Mother’ (ape amma), in an unconscious echo of the North Korean practice of referring to Kim Il Sung’s mother as the ‘Mother of the Nation’.

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    The educated few will read this article (any many such), then the commenters will argue and fight with each other on this thread, then they will forget it the moment they log off ..and then we are all happily back to square one waiting for the next such article on CT …life goes on

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      Isn’t this ‘Mindfulness’ or ‘let go’ concepts promote by Dalai Lama and Ajan Brahm :-)

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        Bravo Thisaranee for saying it as it is! It is because the opposition led by that morally corrupt UNP DICTATOR Ranil Wickramasinghe does nothing but destroy his own party that things have come to this..
        Ranil is a sleazy bastard who did not even call for that Corrupt Dodo Dimu Jayaratne’s resignation as any decent Opposition LEADER would have in the context, because he needs and gets Mahinda Rajapakse’s tacit support to remain dictator of the UNP! Sajith Premadasa the lying scoundrel is NO better – also focused on destroying the UNP and in-fighting rather than focusing on the big picture.
        Sujeeva Senasinghe was the only UNPer who did the right things and called for the resignation of Dimu J. He should be the next leader of the UNP after Karu signs off..

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          ya, ya, everything is Ranil’s fault. -:) welcome Rajapakse civilisation era…-:)

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      Ditto Menaka. Apathy????????????

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      The real issue is the imploding of the UNP, the so-called opposition. Ranil, despite his prophetic utterances in 1992 in the Hansard, has become the proverbial dog in the manger. The Rajapakses cannot believe their luck as such an outdated and distanced leader decimates the party.

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        Athula, [Edited out] , it is not due to Ranil but [Edited out] like you why this country is going down the drain like shown by TG’s post. You maggots in the Rajapaksha drain are decimating the minds and rational thinking of people by writing utter nonsense like this and preventing people from freeing themselves from the Rajapaksha rogue family. [Edited out] like you deserve to be [Edited out]

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        athula… he is the ‘ bitch ‘ for the raja pakksa clan !

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      menaka.. i can’t agree less. as long as this ‘ insomnia ‘ i beleive is within us lankans… the rulers will rule with impunity and gather all the honey that is available.
      I hope we will have new generation of ‘ transformers ‘………!

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      May be you will forget the Bliss of F KING Jarapassa, But not We, the poor people of Poor sri lanka.
      How you forget the Destruction of SRI LANKA, ITS PEOPLE and LOOTING OF Its wealth.
      WE Have become a COUNTRY, WHO ARE SELLING IT’S WOMEN TO OUT Side WORLD AND LIVE BY THAT INCOME, because of THIS LOOTING JARAPASSA clan ransacking the government Coffers and Live, And spending in luxuries with taxpayers and overseas worker’s remittances money .

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      I am not surprised to see the wheel of nature spins. In 1980s Tamils were moving out of Jaffna, in particular, due to the onset of Tamil rebellion politics, not mainly of full-fledged war during that time. Educated and wealthy people could not stand the atrocious Tamil groups, such as PLOTE, TELO, TELA, EROS, LTTE, EPRLF, and so on. Asylum seekers were pointing at rebels as many as those who accused Sri Lankan government for their flee. Funny was, many of them (Tamil Diaspora) had been supporting LTTE when it was falling down.
      Exactly a similar situation is felt in Sinhala zone. Educated and rich are finding their ways out of this hell-hole, and surely they will be giving crocodile tears when Mahinda regiment is fallen apart and the land is openly “donated” to China. This will prove that both sides don’t belong to this tiny island.

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    It is not Absurdistan it is supreme Singhalistan!

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      So Tamils are not corrupt? There are no Tamil money launderers in this world? No drug dealers, pimps, people smugglers, funders of torture and death?

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        Paul

        “So Tamils are not corrupt?”

        Power corrupts, absolute power corrupt absolutely.

        Give the Tamils absolute power and observe. Until then its difficult to compare both because its not a level playing field.

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      No not at all, this is not Singhalistan. That you may know if you study it properly. To this day, many among sinhalese raise the question, why the majority voted for this man, who is always acting palatable rhetorics while reacting either mum or in the other way around.

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        Why the majority voted this man ? what else you can expect from punnakku eating water buffalos from south ? -:)

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    Madam Tisaranee, i have to thank the likes of you for bringing some meaningful exposures in the corruption involved today and the same time i am depressed that your likes could not stand up in unison to build a strong entity within to fight corruption and bring forth justice.
    By the absurd standards of Governance of this regime there is no hope of justice from the guardians of the law and the armed forces, the judiciary is becoming a stage of puppets, the parliament of the people by the people for the people(!) has become a place of the best of jesters in the Country ( there is no need for cinema and drama, if a live tele broadcast is given on the TV channels on a daily basis)and the best of the soap drama taking place. The economy is crumbling and very soon were will be at each others throats to fulfil our hunger………….
    Yet,the name of the almighty God and his religious doctrine is being insulted by these rulers and without shame they quote the religion for their misdeed…. the wrath of God is being called for…. and very soon a true sign of disaster will be amongst us.. and dont be surprised if sacred mahabodhi tree will fall to the ground or even the rock of sigiriya will crumble… yet, these despots will find for treasure… i hope the younger generations will fight tooth and nail and be the diamond to shape the diamond….. since, you and your kind will just keep on writing !!!!!

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    Tissaranee, in yet another prize article has raised some pertinent questions. They scream for answers.

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    TG, congrats you are the people^s voice of this paralized nation :). People seem to have no other choice than stay further blind and deaf.

    What more to happen, country^s PM is proved to have dealt with heroin import deal directly. How would he and their regime respond to the nation SPECIALLY in terms of this HEROIN deal?

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      PM`s role of lanken state is more or less comparable to the Presidential role in Germany. Vice chancellor is the comparable role of the lanken President.
      Germany^s president has a ceremonial role to play specially in terms of the issues related to PEACE and HARMONY (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Germany)
      The speeches that the president holds or held sofar pass the message to all walks of life across the nation easily. People in general are satisfied with his performance. It is all because the wording and the manner he behaves as a president is accepted to be CLEAN and SOBER.
      Previously, his immediate predecessor had to resign from his position for a deal – in which authorities found him being not open enough in terms of his behaviours with his close friends (actually, the accusation is far harmless when comparing it with those of lanka or any other developing countries). However, it did not take that long, he himself resigned his Presidential Position. The investigations are still held even after nearly 2years since issue was taken up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Wulff).

      But right at the moment – Lanken and foreign press reveal about srilanken PM HIMSELF to have directly been involved in an import of highest AMOUNT of HARD DRUG-heroine ever found in the region. Dealing with hard drug dealings in far lower amounts is an issue to get convicted with life imprisonment for e.g in Malaysia and some other states. But the manner that incumbent President deliberately being biased with any kind of huge crimes and their investigations so far, many believe this would also become an another pitty issue to him. Even key murderers that deliberately killed his Advisors have been escaped so far as reports clearly prove. Besides, Regime repeatedly boast of having closer ties with Pakistan while attacking the western countries. But now being entered as the first ever the most heaviest load of Heroin to be found in SL, that is imported from Pakistan – is the great outcome of those so called relationships with Pakistan ?

      Most crucial question: How the lanken Prime Minister and the regime would face the nation being fallen to this kind of abusive levels ?
      Some also believe that the sibling brothers may have involved in planting this issue in order to remove the PM from the position. Latter can also be thinkable if one would closely study the manner that the current regime is handled by them right these days.

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    Do not blame Mahinda or anyone who becomes president -This was what JR PAP’ PA ,DID ,,even if anyone of us sits on the same seat never know how we will behave ,let the man complete his elected period , just because a few do not like him does not mean anything, what matters is what The Majority feels ,not Sri Lanka ,but in any Country ,,at least he used his iron fist and did not let what they did in Myanmar here, so hats off for that ,am grateful for that.

    Otherwise we marakalayas would have been on marakkalas sailing in high storms like the Burmese Muslims, besides he was more compassionate than Hasina the Hyna – who sat and watched the refugees the helpless men women and children drown after refusing them in, at least he gave them food ,water ,and shelter when they were drifting in sri Lankan waters, sometimes you need to look at both sides of a man , Sri Lankans have a bad memory they forget soon and will believe anything without verifying and will never remember or want to give credit to the good side of a man, most of them even forget whatever a man has done to help them,, That is typical Sri Lankan (Sinhalese/Tamil Muslim burgher all)….

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    WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT THE RAJAPASKHE DYNASTY IS GOING TO BE AROUND, WITH GOD’S BLESSINGS FOR ALONG ,LONG TIME,, They are the only guys who can control The nasty Sri Lankans and God Knows that.

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      Benyamin so your another Rajapaksa bootlicker.

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        ha ha ! good one……

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      Benyamn, you have proved yourself to be a “RAW” (Rajapassa Ass Wipe). Keep your tongue in good shape!

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      benyamn,

      [Edited out], have you found your culvert to eject your last sinful breath? If not hurry up. The end of [Edited out] like you and Rajapakshas are drawing near and fast.

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      Well said Benyamin, We Sri Lankans forget very quickly the hand that fed them or helped them to prosper or better their lives and that applies to allSri Lankans no matter of their race. I am personaly a recipient of this gratitude from Sri Lankans so I am in a position to speak. Like an old friend of mine once said, Machang, never help a sri Lankan as when he does well he hates to say that someone helped him to get there. I have it even close to my own family

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    Are we all surprised reading this ? ! These are not even a matter at all in Absurdistan under the prevailing political climate. This is nothing compared to many other unsavory things happened or happening, including the last days of mass ‘humanitarian operation’ in the North. Nothing will continue for ever..so bear the pain and just try relaxing for now.
    Accept the fact that we are not capable of doing anything better.

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    Send the heroin container to Jaffna and get Tamil students addicted to the wonder drug!!

    After that SL will be laughing in relief.

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      Fatshitma [Edited out],

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      You may send it if you are allowed to by the owner. In the process please have as much as you want as your contributions need tons of the stuff to keep you alert

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    Hits the nail on the head. Two complementing news reports. How to develop the MahaRaja and Cahoots families in Absurdistan, no doubt.

    “Import duty on three wheelers has also increased by 5 per cent resulting in its price going up by at least by Rs.19,000 to Rs. 25,000. Motor vehicle industry officials said the 2013 budget took away the 300 per cent tax on super luxury racing cars and at the same time slapped an additional tax on farm machinery including tractors and imposing high excise duty on small cars. They said Sri Lankans with modest incomes including some 500 journalists – recent recipients of the government’s interest free vehicle loan – planning to buy small cars were the hardest hit by the recent excise duty hike.

    Tilak Gunasekera, Chairman of the Ceylon Motor Traders Association told the Business Times that the budget proposal makes the 800 cc Maruti, the Alto and other small vehicles beyond the reach of middle income Sri Lankans. Without indicating an increase in import duty in the budget speech in parliament, the government jacked up excise duty on small cars being calculated on the CIF value from Rs.500,000 to Rs.750,000, he revealed.” – http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121118/business-times/will-racing-cars-overtake-marutis-20337.html

    “Minister Mervyn Silva said that if his children wanted Lamborghinis, he would buy them some.

    “Some are holding on to Lamborghinis and voicing their protest. If my children take up motor racing I would also buy them Lamborghinis and I, too, would use one,” he said, commenting on the reduction of the duty on racing cars in the Budget.

    Speaking at a tree planting ceremony in Kiribathgoda yesterday, the minister compared President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Abraham Lincoln, Lenin, Karl Marx, Gandhi, and Mao Zedong. He said he was a leader who had sparked a renaissance, and whom the country needed as its leader. (Lal S. Kumara, Kelaniya)” – http://www.dailymirror.lk/top-story/23525-if-my-children-want-lamborghinis-ill-buy-them-somemervyn.html

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa, moments before the inauguration of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway on 27 October, was heard inquiring from the ministers and MPs, who were present at the ceremony, “Where is the owner of Kelaniya?”

    It didn’t take long for the VIPs, who were present, to realize that the President was searching for Minister Mervyn Silva. The latter, who was at the back of the group of VIPs, upon hearing the President’s voice, began jostling through the crowd towards the President, pushing everyone aside with the biggest smile ever to light his face in his whole lifetime. While the minister was making a beeline towards the President, the crowds began to gleefully sing… Waradak kalath sithakin nowe, ridawanne pali ganne ey? (I know I made a mistake; But it was not intentional; Do not hurt me, or try to take revenge; Pardon me if I had made a mistake; You are like my pair of eyes.)

    When Mervyn at last reached the President, he treated the maverick minister like a small child, and was seen caressing his head.

    When the President drove a vehicle along the expressway, the First Lady was seated in the passenger seat and Mervyn Silva sat in the backseat.” – http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-46219-news-detail-mervyn-back-in-good-graces.html

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    TG, pls write something new to us!……..
    :-)

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    Mara and his family will remain in power for at least for another three decades by using the victory over Tamils but the whole nation including the majority Sinhalese have to suffer for generations due to the mass scale of corruption and misappropriation of public funds and the state resources by this family.

    The western countries are now considering bringing economical sanctions against the regime in order to punish them for war crimes and undemocratic ruling method in the country.This move will definitely affect the life of the ordinary civilians but not the MARAs family since they have already collected billions and billions of money for their own sake.

    The only alternative is to chase this family and their relatives and friends away from the administration.We need to mobilize local and international forces for this purpose. The people are being made powerless.The country is now highly militarized which is trained to be brutal against any one who is not prepared to obey or bow their heads to MARA.

    People are trained to be submissive to this environment by so called religious and civil society leaders’ Most of them are licking the boots of MARA for money.

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      Sri Lankan people should voice out western countries not punish Sri Lankan people but only corrupt leaders. They should freeze all foriegn $ accounts of these politicians. Try them for crime against humanity for what had they for the fellow countrymen. Stop them giving visas to western countries …..

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    Journalism at its best.

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    @Hade Sheriff – i DO NOT KNOW IF i AM TO address you as dear brother or dear son, depending on our age differences ,I of cause have crossed many a bridges ,some broken, some almost still shaking, but one who know how can manage to cross, some beautifully decorated with roses of welcome ,romance and magic, some with ultra modern conveniences, some on fire .some wet and slippery ,I tried to fix the broken bridges but failed it was not my skill , I was to turn back and take another route to cross over to my destiny but i wasted valuable time trying to build a bridge that I had no skill ,I plucked the roses even as my soul was crying and telling me not to, but what can i do young with fire in my heart and week in my flesh, the fragrance and the magic intoxicated me to such an extend that i forget my very purpose was to only cross bridges to meet my destiny,I wasted again valuable time and stuck with a clock that can never be turn back, then when I came to the almost shaking one ,without turning back, I was too full of myself thought all things are possible with the will ,not realizing logic rules over bravery, by stepping on it I damaged it beyond any chance of ever repairing it. Then when I thought all is done is when I saw the longest bridge to get as close as possible to my destiny ,my gate,while I slowly started walking and promising myself I am not going to do anything that is not my business but without any choice ,without anyway of retreat the bridge went up in flames ,I was burnt , everywhere ,but still alive ,crying and screaming alone ,and I began to run so fast as I have never ever run the fire touching my flesh was of no comfort to stroll across, then at last I make it to the ULTRA modern bridge ,oh God i thought for a moment at least I am still alive and here I am at last I can walk at my pace with all the convenience the modern day can offer ,the crossing was so comfortable i even forget the pains of the burns of my flesh,,,

    Then I come to probably the final bridge leading to the gate to prepare to shed my cocoon to fly away as a butterfly-but unfortunately as i had wasted my precious time on trying to fix bridges I have no skill and thus forgetting my main purpose which was only to cross the bridges ,I had missed the seasons of the suns and now I was caught up with torrential rains, storms ,unpredictable weather conditions due to the environmental changes and it seems it never stops raining here,I have been stuck here on this bridge for quiet a number of years trying to cross ,every time I tried , the rain and storms pushed me back ,and I keep slipping and falling making it almost impossible to cross the bridge ,all i have now is faith and hope I must not give up I have to reach the gate somehow ,I must be free from my cocoon ,I must fly away as butterfly.

    If you are a Young person please let Mahinda Rajapakshe build bridges that is his skill, but do not waste your valuable time , just keep crossing the bridges .. the seasons of the sun can not shine forever everywhere and waits for on one.

    meanwhile lets us give it a try to live together .

    a Sufi thought from me.

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    Please take time and watch this clip..
    Advice from the Heart of a Sufi Master – Let us be together

    http://youtu.be/jMvgaXDRVlo

    LA CALIFORNIA USA.SHAYKH HISHAM KABANI ,SPEAKS TO AN AUDIENCE OF OVER 500 ATTENDEES AT THE SENSHIN BUDDHIST TEMPLE,THERE WERE CHRISTIANS,JEWS,BUDDHISTS ,MUSLIMS AMONG THE AUDIENCE.

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      Benyamin poor bugger, are you hallucinating after a dose of LSD OR some such substance. Your bullshit about crossing bridges and making a fool of yourself in your intoxicated or drug induced state to justify your Arse licking of MARA has nothing to do with what Thisaranee calls Absurdistan. Keep you Sufi crap to yourself and let sane readers of these posts appreciate good journalism.

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    In the picture above, Is Ranil W bending in front of Ma Ra.
    The pleasure on the M R face having a weak opposition.

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    If it involves someone in the “ape miniha” group he/she will be protected, regardless of the gravity of the crimes committed by the individual. That is a fact under Rajapaksa rule.

    Not revealing the identity of the recipient of the consignment is very significant in this case. It is likely to be a big shot in the regime. Surely the Customs knows the identity but may be scared to reveal the name.

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    Spy agencies of the prominent countries are behind the drug trade. that is an easy way to control.

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      JimSofty

      Is it okay to smuggle drugs into this island?

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      Some says USA PASS PORT HOLDER, Hothambaya is an Agent of Spy agency CIA.

      So may be Hothambaya is behind of all these importing Heroin from Pakistan, and other Illicit Drug trades of Sri lanka.

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    When there is no active opposition, its the duty of the national media to agitate & educate the public. This is also defunct in MR kingdom. Then its the duty of independent media to do the work. But that work is limited. Hens a movement has to be formed to further the work done by these limited resources. But its a question of “who Bells The Cat”
    Even if we succeed in this and another set of politicians going to rule over us in the context of the present system, its better to have the known devil (or Grease Yakka) than the unknown stuff. So that system needs a total change.

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      Current style of lanken politics = Alibaba and 40 thieves = MR and his brothers,Sons, Cousins and their acolytes
      They have not respect anyone’s opinions even if they have become the laughing stock to many countries that previous govts had closely dealt with. latter was the distinguished feature of the Gadaph’s reign.
      Nor have they treated Justice related issues to satisfy local or international communities to this day.
      while the head of state nods his head again and again promising what he has repeatedly failed, the credibility of the state has left them long ago. Credulous masses in the country are caught by ruler’s manipulative mechanisms, IC would not be easy to accept their blatant lies this time.
      So, opposition will get mobilised in the months to come to send all these marauders home and finally lead the country towards its prosperity.

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    Another great piece of work by Tisaranee. This heroin racket should be exposed to UN and International courts and media including CH 4. There are big sharks involved in this racket who should be exposed to International community. There are no proper investigations been conducted in Sri Lanka. The only hope is to bring this to the notice of UN,EU and CW and International media to expose Sri Lanka as a Destination of International Drugs and Narcotic hub. Also I thank JVP for exposing this racket to public. This is how the Crooks trying to make easy money.

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    One would have thought Ms T would use a more potent term like “Fakistan’ to highlight the plight of the poor rural mums and kids getting massacred by Drones in place of Machete wielding Tiger Pups.

    And to link the headline to the consignee and the consignor….

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      O K tell that to Your so-called CHOCGON Chairman and powerful Defence secretory to use Their office and ask Obama to Stop that heroin producing, Donkey f****g afghans from getting hit By DRONES.

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    @Kapila Dissanayake

    -How can someone of such low caliber with such vocabulary from the gutters even grasp the depth of what is written , and besides with your extend of knowledge of the drugs and their brands and further even the extend of your description of the feeling of the effects of such drug abuse only clearly shows your indulgence in it , it is you who is in deep hallucination and not me..

    Stop barking and show us how much you can bite,, do not think you are a hero barking behind the PC…

    Cheers continue your barking until one day you are bitten so bad is when you will realize who is hallucinating …

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    Everything boils down to the present state of our 2600 year old culture which is that those who rule us are entitled to help themselves, their family and friends to whatever is going in the kingdom. If there is anything else left over, then the others are welcome to enjoy too. So what if someone in our doddery prime ministers office issues a letter to a crooked trader; this isn’t the first time it has happened, and won’t be the last time. This is just another part of the many ways this regime keeps it’s friends close and it’s enemies even closer. Know this: with very few exceptions our political class is infested with the putrid and crooked of society protected by thugs and criminals. Till this culture is eradicated, it will be have to be dog eat dog. What to do?

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    THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY A SUMMARY OF THE SPEECH. LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SPEECH FROM THE VEDIO LINKED IN THE DAILY MIRROR.

    Popular singer Madumadhawa Aravinda, the member of the Colombo Municipal Council (JHU) had resigned from his post a short while ago during the CMC budget debate session, sources said.

    In a statement prior to his resignation from the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Mr. Aravinda who is also a popular actor said the political hierarchy was such that senior politicians were using village level leaders as their pawns.

    “The seniors use village and provincial level political leaders as their pawns. The political system does not permit or give a chance for any urban level leader to rise up. They are not turned into future leaders but are used as pawns by national level leaders to further their political agendas,” he said. “The village level leaders are used as slaves and servants. I urge them not to continue working in this way. There should be a complete change in their attitude.”
    Quoting from the letter written by Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher, Mr. Aravinda asked which politician had taught their juniors the virtues of defeat.

    “They are instead taught to win by any means. They are only taught to assault, kill or use underhand tactics to achieve their ends. I ask you whether any senior has mentored the juniors to believe that defeat is also a kind of victory,” he asked. “Now the question is who should be politicians? Today anyone who wants to make money wants to become a politician. This attitude must change. People should know that good, honest people also come into politics.”

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