21 April, 2019

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Acts Of Unreserved Surrender By Our Leaders?

By Chandra Jayaratne

Chandra Jayaratne

Acts of Unreserved Surrender by Our Leaders?

A Total Abdication Leads to the Sacrifice of Our Rights

“Our leaders, by acts of unreserved surrender, have abdicated their accountability to us and totally sacrificed our rights before those in governance” was a pathetic cry heard recently from the wilderness, in a stage play that is in public performance currently. An unknown source is attributed to have narrated the moral of the story as the play came to an end  “The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast, trying to decide what to have. When the chicken said, ”Let’s have ham and eggs.” The pig then replied, ”That’s fine for you, it’s a small donation on your part, but it’s a total sacrifice for me.” Guess who our leaders, the pig and the chicken in this story are?

The acts of surrender, as performed on stage, began with the financial crisis a few years ago. After that storm ended and as the animals picked the remnant left by the robber barons, those in governance walked away to a hail of bugles announcing ‘we are great’, ‘we delivered growth as the world saw an economic recession’. Seeing no amber lights, with this attitude and egoism, we did not prod them to action accountability.

Then we surrendered any rights we had to restrict future bad governance, when the 17th Amendment was burnt and the 18th introduced .As a great wall was built around surrounding us and strategic arms were to acquired as arsenal of future governance, we minded our business seeing no dangers to our basic rights.

As the stock market flourished and did two consecutive years of over a century in growth, we applauded and hailed our leadership achievements. We blinded ourselves to the market manipulations, pony racing and pump and dump games played on openly by the favourite punters. We also blinded ourselves to the state bank funds and the working class savings pot being used as a channel to dump large volumes of stock that had unjustly enriched the favoured ‘mafia’.

Around then same time we dug deep in to our pockets and coughed up the over one hundred million dollars in cash to support a burnt out effort, danced on stage with all the ‘peacock pomp and pageantry’ to the hail of loud speakers announcing a Commonwealth Games in the back yard of the home of the king. The only outcome we have to account to our stakeholders is the fun and good times of some in governance and the enrichment of professionals and PR hailers during the bid process.

We used a black cloth to cover our eyes and gag our mouth as the precious forex reserves were dwindled to support egoistic and unprofessional monetary management.  We watched in silence the efforts in pursuit of hoodwinking the animals that the great resurgence had begun towards a new star of Asia being born. We hailed the announcement of rising per capita GDP growth targets. We plugged our ears when these ego merchants blared about 4 and 5 K growth delivery which was around the corner. Towards this elusive dream we sold the precious ‘gold’ in the treasury and appreciated the Rupee, killing the export sector slowly. With the double whammy of our external debt accumulating at a rate faster than ever, we yet remained silent in surrender.

We also surrendered our future as policy changes expanded our trade gap. We took foreign commercial loans and used them in meeting the deficit of the badly managed national budget and invested in projects with no matching dollar cash flows. Here too we watched them strangle the export sector with the exchange rate policy in force. To make matters worse we joined in the chorus of support, as the Executive went with the begging bowl to the IMF for a bail out. Even then we never dared to say ” we need transparency, accountability and risk mitigation of class ‘A’ grade”, at least hereinafter”.

Then we made the supreme surrender, by only making a few murmurs, that also mostly privately, when the Expropriation Bill was enacted contrary to the promise by leaders in governance swearing to deliver saving grace clauses. This surrender made us bound hand and foot, with no advocacy internationally or legally.

Next came the threat of takeover of part of the property inside our boundary fenced plantations, purportedly for distribution to the landless villagers. The red signals flashed as these new owners were to operate within the plantation, whilst our own landless plantation labour stayed confined to line rooms.  Here again we may have meekly surrendered our property risks mitigation options. This threat yet remains a risk looming in the horizon.

The screws of the coffin of slow and painful death were then slowly tightened. The first began tightened by allowing the private sector and banks to borrow big sums in foreign currency, with the Executive promoting same through big adverts. We hailed this as a very progressive step. Not many were concerned that essential processes of risk mitigation and risk management techniques were not being advocated prominently. Was this a move with intent to leverage our balance sheets with risks to us when state balance sheet was over stretched with debt leverage? The  pinnacle state bank s were seen to be engaging in multimillion dollar property investments and borrowing in foreign currency and lending in Rupees mainly to poorly performing public institutions . Will any such borrowings by banks tied to unrestricted lending to state entities, lead to another round of possible state funded re capitalizations in the not too distant future.

We remained gagged and blinded as the military apparatus supported by subsidies costs began competing with us and poor householders. We also looked the other way as politicos were behind gang fights, murders, child abuse and even extra judicial killings of those in custody.

The sale of islands for tourism and long lease of land for property development with total state capture and without transparency and validation of the real nature and faces of the investors and their credibility remained unopposed by us. Port expansion and land reclamations on Galle Face using foreign commercial borrowings continue and we lauded them and clean Colombo efforts blind to mounting national debt burdens.

Continuing with a risky foreign policy of attacking our old and reliable trading and investment partner countries in the west, keeping India at arm’s length and embracing China, whilst holding hands with Iran and Russia and making positive overtures to African countries was not seen as not in our long term interest, despite the trade and investment links with the latter new friends being marginal. We have abandoned an aggressive stand with our advocacy to link with Indian supply chains via CEPA, as strongly argued for by several globally recognized Sri Lankan economists.

The final screws of the coffin began tightening in the recent months. The first of these tightened with the passage of the national budget 2013, in conflict with the Supreme Court determination. Leaders in governance did not care two pennies for the need for transparency and good governance as articulated by the Supreme Court by agreeing, without parliamentary sanction, not to transfer one budget line to another, not agree to rein in the spending of slush funds reserved only for extreme situations, and not to take foreign loans. This extreme step of passing the next year’s Appropriation Bill without strict adherence to the SC ruling based on a non transparent Attorney General’s advise using the higher majority in parliament, may lead to risks surfacing during due diligence the next time commercial loans are negotiated. Will sponsoring bankers raise amber if not red flags in the future on the constitutionalism of this move? How will we react then by being silent now?

The next screw to tighten was with a real reversal of support to the export sector and in attracting foreign investments to bridge the investment gap. By allowing the exchange rate over to appreciate by a significant margin over a short period and the big boss announcing that there will be further appreciations to come as new FDI and loan remittances come in, signaled the potential severe uncertainty in the exports sector. This step will rivet the screws to a position of no return as far as investors and exporters are concerned. However, we have blinded ourselves remaining silent.

Most importantly we watched the impeachment saga unfold, and also watched the noose tighten around the rule of law and independence of the judiciary with the stoning of courts, judicial high ups being pistol lashed by goons and finally a the biggest dolphin fish, once a dancing partner of the giant whales, being declared guilty by a kangaroo court to crimes deserving a death sentence by public hanging. A late murmur of reservation on risks ahead shows our blindness as this Executive action. Resultant state capture will send shivers down the spines of investors, realizing that they will in the future operate within a state without any respect for the rule of law. The clear demonstration of how not to conduct a fair trial against a purported offender will scare away future trade and investment partners.

As this saga unfolded we did not see nor want to infer that our property rights had been totally violated by the banks and bankers made pawns by the leaders in governance when made to act like starving kitten before the governing mother cat.  The bank or banks in question handed over information normally held covered in velvet cloaks of legal secrecy. They have violated their trustee ship responsibility over our rightfully owned property in the form of account information. We are however blind not to see how this act of purported public examination by 117 protesting petitioners was made possible and who is and with what authority were the information obtained and shared publicly for the advancement of personal objectives of the Executive. This was an sacrilegious act sacrificing trust devolved on a banking system already creaking all over with investment scams and loans sharks operating parallel banks on the Kelani palama, as a popular Sinhalese short rag branded it.

Whilst all these risks were tightening around us, we dug deep in to our pockets to fund the night races on a play ground of the leaders, as we were consigned to a cemetery in a coffin with democracy, rule of law and justice as our pall bearers to be cremated alongside.

Can we continue to remain gagged and blinded, if the consequential risks of down grading Sri Lanka’s credit rating, increases in the country risk premium, down grading of the country on transparency, business confidence, and global investment indices drag the nation and its engine of growth spiraling down? Will we similarly look the other way if the correspondent banks insist on international counter guarantees on local letters of credit for exports and imports? Are risks of sanctions and trade restrictions a possibility?  

Will we yet remain in deep meditation even as the country nose dives on bad governance, denigrating the rule of law, judicial independence being taken away, reliability of contracts at risk, validity of international borrowings filled with question marks and safety of property rights and banking transactions are seriously doubted by our trading and investment partners.

Who will volunteer to take the blinds and gags off our leaders presently not seeing and hearing and thus not advocating against what is happening in our nation negatively impacting on the engine of growth and citizens.

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    Wonderful article. When we read, we can feel the pain in your heart. Hope that every educated person in Sri Lanka feels the same pain. You should translate this into Tamil and Sinhala and publish in all news papers. Well done. Keep up the good work.

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      Heart-felt thanks and warm Christmas wishes to you Mr. Jayaratne for your tireless efforts to expose the massive corruption of Mahinda Rajapakse and his family of looters of the NATIONAL WEALTH and private capital.
      It is Mahinda Rajapakse who should be IMPEACHED for LIES< LIES AND SPIN as we all know. The wheel of justice turns slowly but surely and turn it will.. So be of good courage, stay the course, and keep up your excellent work.
      The deaf and dumb economists at the IPS and in university should analysis the ECONOMIC COSTS of the impeachment of the CJ and corrupt governance of the Rajapakse regime which has been boasting about tourism and 5 star hotels but almost 4 years after war ended not a single 5 star hotel has opened its doors in Lanka.

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      In the name of “Economic Development” a massive ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE and MAN-MADE DISASTER is unfolding in Sri Lanka Today. As urban areas and parks are being stripped of ancient anv valuable timber trees by Gotas militia in the UDA, unnecessary highways are built for car races and MASSIVE KICKBACKS for the corrupt Minister and Highways authority. This tiny island is being turned into a concrete jungle.
      Meanwhile soil to fill the Colombo port expansion is removed and land is sinking and the landslides and floods intensifying in the East as sea levels rise. It is the poor people who loose their homes in the unfolding environmental disaster, while the World Bank and IMF applaud the uneducated petrol pump man Mr. 10 percent Basil Rajapakse who knows nothing about sustainable development or Economics, for his car salesmanship!
      Rajapassa’s Economic Development, sans environmental or social impact assessment a is in fact an ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL DISASTER. While the Minister of Disaster management is full of uneducated political stooges who are oversee the making of disasters!

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    Sad but true. We the people have failed and the situation has really gone to the extreme. What matters is how we can regain our lost freedom and sovereignity. The wise and educated need to come together and map a strategy. At the moment the rallying point is to defend the independence of the judiciary.

    We are beholden to Mr Chandra Jayaratne for his forthright views whereas the rest of our corporate leders have capitulated or remain silent onlookers.

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    Mr.Chandra Jayaratne:

    I attach herewith a comment I wrote earlier.

    Please read yeaterday’s headline news.

    Chinese companies grab mega projects in Sri Lanka bypassing tender process……(Read Sri Lanka News Room..news)
    Dec 23 (ST) Chinese money is pouring into Sri Lanka through loans with their companies getting mega project contracts bypassing tender procedures and emerging as single bidders, local agents of foreign companies said. The Chinese loans are expected to reach a new high of US$12 billion, they said. This amount was confirmed by Treasury officials. Meanwhile according to a Sunday Times report, a Chinese loan of more than US$ 69…….

    .Rs. 1.28 billion sunk in Coal Deal
    Dec 23 (SL) In a sensational development to the controversial import of coal from Indonesia for the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant – highlighted week after week by The SuEkneligoda habeas corpus case before Appeal Court
    Dec 23 (ST) The habeas corpus case of missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda will be taken up by the Court of Appeal when the Magistrate’s Cour

    Don’t you agree that we need a Disciplined and honest Govt. to get rid of these corruption thug Mafia THIEF family rule……

    Also read the Following:
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    Mr.Chandra Jayaratne

    I hope you have some good memories under Pre-Independence British Empire…..as my father always used to say Good about them. Of couse my father is more methodical,neatly dressed,dutiful, punctual, and disciplene much more than myself…..and I think he inherited those qualities from the British priests who where incharge of christian education and schools those days.

    I am happy if you could write articles comparing some of the governance between the British and the current day politicians……where we hear today always Govt.politicians Bashing the British as foreign Invaders…who ruined our country while still beneficting everything from tar roads,transport, ports, airports, Tea rubber and coconut plantations, schools, hospitale, electricity, water borne pipelines to Railways, university education, industry etc…etc…

    People like you should educate and write the truth to reveal what current day politicians who keep bashing British rulers without any appreciation for what they have done and who built everything and handed over to us without letting us indebt of a single penny to anybody.

    Can you boast anything on our economy, social and communal lives today after 60 years of independence….other than all the best cream of intellectuals of all communities leaving the country for good and politics gone to dogs and the debt is sky high while people suffer enormously……….
    Please do write your views on how Sri Lanka performed during British rule with the current Governing after independence.

    It doesn’t matter which political party you belong to…….But tell the public your frank views….both Positive and Negative views. Even China and Russia have changed their economic,social and administrative policies today.

    Finally I Conclude as follows:
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    THEREFORE WE COUNTRY LOVING CITIZENS STRONGLY SUPPORT FOR FUTURE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COUNTRY TO BE HANDED OVER TO “JUDICIARY”…. AND THE REST OF THE PARLIAMENT MEMBERS TO GO ON EARLY RETIREMENT………………LIKE MINISTER MAITHRIPALA SIRISENA HAS DECIDED TO D0.

    WE COULD GIVE THE “JUDICIARY” TO ADMINISTER COUNTRY WHO ARE EDUCATED, CULTURED, QUALIFIED AND MORE CAPABLE TO RUN A COUNTRY THAN UNEDUCATED, UNQUALIFIED AND UNCULTURED PARLIAMENT MINISTERS.

    ALSO FOR ADMINISTERATION KNOW HOW, FOR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT, AND FOR 21st CENTURY INNOVATIVE IDEAS RECRUIT 10 (TEN) FOREIGN EXPERTS WHO COULD BRING RESULTS…..SUCH AS THE WAY WE HAVE RECRUITED SOUTH AFRICAN COACHES FOR SRI LANKA CRICKET.BRITISH ADVISERS TO UNI LEVER, GLAXO ETC….ETC..

    THERE SHOULD BE A RAPID TURN AROUND OUR ECONOMY AND THE REST OF COUNTRY’S ADMINISTRATION BEFORE IT COLLAPSE IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.

    Please let me have your views.

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      who is this honest govt you are talking about. we know how honest the UNP was and is in the hands of its own members.preaching is sweet and soothing to hear but very difficult to put into practice. don.t talk in isolation but in general this govt had done enough. we know what UNP did during two years regime in 2001- 2003, sold SLIC and CWE for a song.

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      The likes of Weerawansa will have to bash the British. For starters , he is totally lost with the vocabulary. Then for all the facials he pays for he still looks like the back of a CTB bus! Do you think he would be used for any thing but , to wipe their ass if , they were here? He is used for the same purpose by the king but, he is too stupid to realize it.
      He appeard on Ada Derana and lied through his teeth, not too convincingly.

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    MARA will sell the war victory over Tamils among majority community for another 20 years at least and be in power as a King. The Sinhala Majority who supported the War has to pay the bill.He may get rid of 13th amendment to further strengthening his centralized executive power over all citizens of the country.Masses will have to live like suckers of MARAs family.

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    The blame is squarely on the Politicians, both ruling and the Opposition
    aided and abetted by the silent Sri Lankan intelliegentzia. The most that
    the latter did was a Group of 60 or so issue a Statement and thats all.
    The Voter must not be blamed for what they did, but what the educated
    did not do therefater, is the screwing of the coffin lid nut by nut, as
    the Writer now claims!
    I suggest that in future all Elections campaigns should be visited by a
    neutral Forum that educates what Democracy is all about – if that is possible where white-vans roam.

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    we only get the leaders we deserve.. better change ourselves and rise up for all people in the country.. else we r all screwed.

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    The nature of the governance ideals in the hearts of politicians were revealed by Minister Rajitha Senaratna when he told a press conference that banking data are not secret to those who would like to acquire them for whatever the reasons. He boasted that he got the credit card info of former Minister Mangala Samaraweera when he was in UNP without any difficulty.

    If people go by Rajitha, releasing bank account details of customers is hot a bad thing; it is unavoidable and it appeared that he and the government to which he belongs are prepared to break laws and tolerate such breaking of laws for their own personal benefits.

    What a country Sri Lanka is!

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      Mr Chandra Jayaratne where were you when the Government Murdered 40,000 Tamils. ENjoying it

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      The twiching idiot was a failure as a doctor. Now he talks from you know where?

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    This is a wise criticism of the government from the Sinhalese perspective. It is difficult to note an important omission: the massacre of 100 000 Sri Lankan citizens. Of course if you don’t think that accountability should concern also that episode, if you think that the human cost paid by the Tamils was tolerable, then how can you really engage your community? Can we consider really Sri Lanka a unitary state with diverse communities?
    This is the problem when you turn away your judgement from atrocities: that you don’t know really when it is time to look again.
    The Sinhalese intellectuals and politicians remained silent during the heinous carnage of fellow citizens. You are that convincing now.

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    Thanks Mr. Chandra Jayaratne for your very informative article. I too suggest articles of this nature should be translated into Sinhalese and Tamil and published in newspapers for the people of this country to know.
    Sir, you could have added a few things like hedging deal and Mihinlanka.

    Leelaratne

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    All these and other factors are being carefully collected and corded to be used at the up-coming sessions of UNHRC to be held in March 2013. This has been already announced by the TNA Leader Mr. Sampanthan and the “Diaspora” are waiting to go at it. Our “fools” in Governance are dancing in a pot of cold water, still glorifying the King without realizing that the flames are set up to boil the water. The surprisisng thing is even the “King” is deaf and blind to the events that are taking place.

    What a clamity this would be for the country?

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    Daily Exchange Rates 24.12.2012

    Currency Buying Rate (Rs.) Selling Rate (Rs.)
    Dollar (USA) 125.3500 128.6100

    According to the CB, Dollar has come down to Rs 126 , who can believe this ? is not this so called Governor , felon Cabral trying to manipulate per capita closer to $ 2800 as the year ends ?

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    CHANDRA JAYARATNE,ELMORE PERERA AND A FEW OTHERS ARE the lone warriorS today from the private sector.A voice vociferous who ASKED A FEW YEARS AGO “CAN WE ALLOW A FEW PEOPLE TO RUIN THE COUNTRY AND OUR LIVES” WHY O WHY are you silent.YES THAT IS RIENZIE WIJETILLEKA a respected banker.True he in retirement but not incapacitated.COME OUT SIR AND AND VOICE YOUR OPINION AND SAVE MOTHER LANKA WHO IS ABOUT TO BE GOBBLED BY A SET OF UNEDUCATED THUGS FROM MEDAMULANA .THE RIGHT HAND MAN OF THE KING IS THE KUDU RAJA MERVIN WHO WAS ENGAGED TO INSULT THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE COUNTRY.NO ONE PROTECTS INDIVIDUALS AND SHE MUST GO IF SHE HAS DONE A WRONG BUT SHOULD NOT GO BECAUSE SHE WAS ONE OF THREE WHO SHOT DOWN Z SCORE AND DIVINEGUMA.SAD SHE ALLOWED THE 18TH AMENDMENT.ALL MEN OF INTELLIGENCE SHOULD RISE AND MARK THEIR ATTENDANCE BEFORE A DYNASTIC DICTATORSHIP GETS IN PLACE WITH A SUPINE JUDICIARY WITH BASTARDS LIKE ASOKA SILVA AND BALAPATABENDI.THE OTHER SILVA THE WOMANISER IS NOW A SPENT FORCE AS ADVISERS.
    AS FATHER PEIRIS SAID ALL MAHA NAYAKES AND OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADERS MUST ASK THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO STAY AT HOME AND SHOW THEIR DISAPPROVAL AND NOT GET TO THE ROAD AS THESE FELLOWS WILL SHOOT.NO ONE CAN STOP YOU STAYING INDOORS.ALL UNIONS AND THOSE WHO WISH TO SAVE DEMOCRACY MUST PLAY UNDER THE BANNER OF THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND WELL MEANING CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS LIKE CHANDRA JAYARATNE.RISE THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE AS THE PLANS STAND EXPOSED PLEASE DESIGNATE A DATE AND CALL FOR SUPPORT FROM THE COUNTRY

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      Idler at idea!

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    Sidelining “Our reliable trading partners in the West” seems to be hurting this writer.

    What have these reliable trading partners done to lift poor Srilanka,besides Balasingham ,Prabakaran and the LTTE?.

    British contractors and their local mates siphoned off everything they could from the Southern Freeway project and left it in such a derelict state that it would have become a monumental ruin if not for the Chinese Govt.

    Hambantota Harbor, Mattala International Airport,Puttalam Power Station,and not forgetting the Nelum Pokuna in the elitist heartland ,surely should have been noticed by these anti everything elements before writing this crap about how bad it is not to bend over to the West.

    Season’s Greetings.

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    Hats off to you. A really commendable article. If all intellectuals decide to voice the concerns same as you we would at least be able to control what is happening, though there is lot more to be done before we could stop it entirely. Our Sinhala press is not giving any room for this kind of writing and that is pretty sad. Pied piper has made all silent. People are being slowly lead to the bank of river to be drowned!

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    Following top government officials are directly responsible & answerable to the public for the mayhem and the chaos prevailing in the country,

    1) Election commissioner
    2)IGP
    3) Central bank Governor
    4)AG
    Soon after the retirement age hits the ceiling, they were offered lofty positions as a reward, is there any law which prevents this downright abusive practice ?

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    K.A Sumanasekeraeeway

    “Hambantota Harbor and Puttalam Power Station are yet to generate revenue. Chinese contractors demand further payments to put everything right to make these two projects functional.

    Stupid Sri Lankans not only have to repay the loan but interests as well for projects which are not fit for purpose and don’t work. In the mean time Chinese have already paid for their imported goods and labour, already made profit out of non functioning projects.

    Above all commissions have been already paid for their local project facilitators which runs into billions.

    So the Chinese and their local partners have created profitable ventures a win win formula for both parties at unprecedented scale.

    As long as the people remain oblivion to the fact that they are being conned it does not matter whether Chinese and their local partners making profits out of non functioning projects.

    On the other hand stupid people believe their pain is the liberating force while the clan is accumulating power and wealth out of misery.

    Thanks for your misplaced blind loyalty. The treasury will be empty sooner than I expect with your support to the clan.

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      Kriss group of India has paid up nearly LKR 5 Billion as a deposit on their mega luxury housing project in Colombo 2.

      How long would you think it will take to get a return on their investment?.

      Regency Hyatt are in the process of forking out another hand full of Billions to lease land for their 600 room six star pad for Westerners..

      How long would that take before their cash resgisters start ringing?.

      In comparison Hambantota Harbor and Puttalam PS are already in operation although return on capital may be not to N Vedda’s liking.

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        K.A Sumanasekera
        is confident:

        “In comparison Hambantota Harbor and Puttalam PS are already in operation although return on capital may be not to N Vedda’s liking.”

        Tell me please, has Norchiacholai started generating electricity as promised by the Government?

        Have you seen any ships entering Hambantota harbour lately? Why did Lloyds refuse to insure the harbour?

        Kriss group & Regency Hyatt are private sector projects and if they don’t make the projects work the risk and rewards are theirs and not ours.

        Hambantota harbour & Norchiacholai power station are supposed to be in public ownership. Both built by Chinese and they don’t work. However Sri Lanka has no control over the Chinese contractors. Chinese demand more money to put everything right which should have been done in the first place.

        It seems the Chinese are not responsible for completion of projects and demand more to put it right, additional costs to the people. Even if you pay them more the Chinese would not guarantee whether the project will work.

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    Great writing Mr Jayaratne. Keep it up!

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    Congrats Mr Jayaratne. Marvellous analysis of the callous disregard for corruption & waste. You’re doing the job our Bankrupt opposition should be doing educating the poor masses who are ignorant of the actual situation the country is facing with all the false make believe govt controlled media. Your efforts should be commended tough futile with the ignorant citizens of Srilanka & Corrupt politicians.

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    Mr. Jayaratne,

    An interesting and worrying overview! Please write on each of the issues raised in greater detail, in separate blogs.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    The littany of woes appears to have, either by ommission or commission,
    failed to include the alienation of the Tamil Nation from 1956 with
    the Sinhala Only Bill; the seeds of destruction sown to liquidate the legal system as we see today – with the initial coming of the Language of the Courts Bill; the 30 year old war and the mystery of the “missing multiple thousands of Tamil civilians” The stealing of the Presidency on a surreptitious deal with the Tigers and collussion from a highly suspect Election Commissioner – not to mention sabotaging over 600,000 polling cards from house-holds which JVP-supporting Grama Sevakas feared may go to Ranil/the UNP; the subversion of the reformist 17th Amendment by the coming in of the 18th amendment by a deaf-and-dumb Govt parliamentary majorty; opening the doors for a near Life President which the country did not vote for.

    The education, health systems are destroyed giving way to private high fee-levying schoos and 5-star Hospitals, both run by favourites of the State VVIPs, that the mass of the voters cannot afford. At least 2 Ministry Heads (Secretary’s) do not even have the GCE (AL) qualification. Known gangsters, extortionists, drug-traffickers, kidnap-for-ransom experts appointed to high office in the Govt. The list is endless. The country goes into the newyear along the path of ruin, bankruptcy, non-governance and familial rule.

    Senguttuvan

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    Sri Lanka is becoming a carbon copy of China. Gotabaya is the agent of China and he is following the Chinese steps. Very soon we will be like Hong Kong, a special administrative district of China. As in China the entire civilian functions are being taken over by the army. Retired forces personnel are placed in all foreign missions. The impeachment of CJ may also be a pre planned move to create a crisis in the country to create a military government, this would then be easy to make Sri Lanka a county in the shadow of China. To this extent, in the recent past the Govt has started creating negative sentiments with the Indian Govt as well.

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    Reader Sengutuan’s dellusion seems to be getting worse.

    Isn’t it an insult to say the great Eelaam founder and Leader took “kappan” (in LKRs) to make Mahinda the President?

    How would the Diaspora feel about this repititive allegation , when they have formed a Govt in Exile to execute Mr Prabakan’s Will?.

    Despite Mr Sengutuan’s prophecy of Armagaddon in 2013 for Lankan inhabitants, the Northern brethren have done well from 2009 to end 2011 by jumping 3 notches on the Prosperity Index to be the 6th out the total of 9.

    This was assesed on Per Capita Income, Banks and Roads Density. Schools with English Medium streams, and Computers.

    Not bad when reader Sengutuan’s new Idol the TNA and its Leader Mr Sambandan are putiing the spanner in the works 24/7.

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      The despotic megalomaniac and saviour of the German peoples HE Adolf Hitler and others of his ilk too were successful for a while and a majority of Germans too were proud of him like K.A Sumanasekera and his psycho-social ilk.

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