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AKD’s Offer To Form An Interim Administration Is Sensible

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

JVP-NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s (AKD) offer to form an Interim Administration is damned sensible. Yes, yes of course everybody knows that the SJB, SLFP, rump-UNP, dumped-SLPP and even the TNA will not allow it. Gota on his political death-bed will get a fit if he hears of it. But AKD is making a point. He knows that one day his outfit may form not an interim but a substantive government when it wins an election. He knows his weaknesses hence he is planning to get some practice. Let me explain.

Recent events caught the JVP-NPP flatfooted. The group’s lack of roots in the middleclass was shown up rather badly. To run a regime the governing alliance needs solid roots in the educated classes, intellectuals and the types of people who are experienced in running a modern state and administration. Of course for class reasons only a minority from this group will support a left government but a dedicated minority is essential. The JVP has very strong roots in the working class and in the rural areas but it is weak in these classes that are so essential for running a government unlike the LSSP and CP of old and Lenin’s Bolsheviks. Don’t forget that modern governments have sophisticated needs in finance-economics, technology, science-medicine-agronomy, security and a raft of essential disciplines. Political leadership of course will come from the Party.

AKD, alive to the one-sidedness of the JVP’s strength and becoming aware of its weaknesses, is in effect saying: “If I get the chance I am going in and I am going to rapidly building up my party’s manpower, knowledge base and contacts in the areas in which we are weak. And I want to do it as fast as possible.” Damned sensible and forward looking! It’s a fast-action short-course to strengthen the weak side. The country is in such a disastrous mess that the JVP-NPP may be called upon the form a “real” government sooner than anyone thinks. Yeah I know he won’t be allowed to form the Interim Administration right now but I like the way he is thinking.

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    Thanks, Kumar.
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    So the long journey is over. Many thanks for guiding us. We rejoice! We celebrate!!
    .
    Kumar was on the National List of the NPP at the Parliamentary Elections on the 5th of August 2020. But you’re not a member of the JVP are you? They didn’t put you in Parliament. I wonder if you were disappointed?
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    I can just imagine the snort you give by way of response. You just weren’t interested, were you? Nor was Dr Harini Amarasuriya. But she had to be coaxed in. Why? Correct age, correct gender, and putting here in proved that the largest Party (the JVP)

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      Yes Super Man (I mean Sinhala Man). I am not a JVP member, but am affiliated to the NPP which is a loose alliance. That means I support it but am not bound by things like party discipline which leaves me free to comment as I do.
      I was delighted when Harini was sent to parliament (not for her looks; such statements are considered sexist among prim and proper Marxists) but because she is intelligent, young, intellectual and energetic. Much better than some old fool.

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        “…such statements are considered sexist” not just among “prim and proper Marxists” alone. Decency demands it.
        *
        Where does Kumar locate himself in this respect?

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          KD, righteousness of Silly Lankans, never cease to amaze me. According to media Gotha initially requested Sajith who is always late to party.(just like in his Uni days). If it was Senior Premadasa in same situation, it’s anyone’s guess. He then requested “one man war hero” SF , who was in no mood and outright rejected his onetime military colleague. Then he requested AKD, who’s party is rigid, not flexible and caught up in their age old policies . Gotha had no choice other than settling for RW, who again was rejected by his own constituents and has no representation. So 75 years of Sorry Lanka majority SB politics has now reached to “one man politics”.

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      Can AKD be trusted? Americans are doing their Digital social media middle class outreach! Wow what a turn around!
      Of course a leader steps to the front and leads in times of Crisis and
      Sajith Premadasa is a huge disappointment and has failed the people of Lanka twice now by failing to LEAD and taking the position that he will not lead a government until various conditions are met. Gota goes. This is a maximalist position when compromise is needed, especially as 2 of the 3 wretched Rajapakse brothers, Basil and MR have left. Gota will be a lame duck and Prez.
      .Previously Sajith was offered the top job by Prez. Sirisena and refused saying the time is not right! Sajit h is clearly not a leader. A leader steps in when there is a crisis. Sajith is obviously not fit and should go like Mahinda has gone, instead of delaying, laying down maximalist condition and worstening the crisis.

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        Americans and Sri Lanka Diaspora, which is weaponized, are doing JVP’s and NPP’s social media outreach and gaming the Gota Gama protestors.
        All sides are gamed,via the SL-AUKUS Diaspora to work for the US Deepstate– just like the Los Angeles Rajapakse Brothers diaspora who work for the US Deepstate.
        Where is Basil Rajapakse Minister for Economic Disaster in Sri Lanka now? Los Angeles or the US embassy?!!

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      True that the JVP has no experience in running a government. So, let it get some experience for a few months.
      Yesterday’s speech by Gota showed a tired old man finally capitulation to the demands of his opponents. He literally referred to “a government without Rajapaksas”! Gone is the Gota who thundered “who is Lasantha??”
      He has agreed to the rollback of 19A, his own brainchild. He is agreeable to abolishing the Executive Presidency. But I don’t think this will solve all our problems. Much depends on the quality of the leaders we elect, PM or President. For a short time after independence, the Civil Service administrators were a bulwark against meddling politicians, until they were disabled in the name of “progress”. The Civil Service should be restored so that politicians cannot carry out ignorant idiosyncratic policies.

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        OC
        The JVP had several months of experience of being in a government, once in the Cabinet too.
        Kumar David says of the JVP position:
        ““If I get the chance I am going in and I am going to rapidly building up my party’s manpower, knowledge base and contacts in the areas in which we are weak. And I want to do it as fast as possible.” Damned sensible and forward looking!”
        That may be what was in NM Perera’s mind in 1964 and again in 1970.
        That was damned but hardly sensible.
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        The JVP is being naive, given its current standing in the country.
        It will do better with more grassroots work and serious rethinking of its past policies.

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          OC
          Remember
          “If I were a rich man
          Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum
          ….
          ….”

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          SJ,
          “The JVP is being naive, given its current standing in the country.”
          The JVP always had an exaggerated estimate of its popularity. Its popularity among voters seems to decline with age.
          Ranil’s standing is nothing to write home about, but he’s taken the job and left Sajith standing at the gate.

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            OC
            The JVP has learned some lessons since it was taken for a ride by MR in 2006. But have a long way to go.
            The over-rating is by the author and a few others here.
            *
            BTW
            Do some people who have not heard “If I were a rich man” have red thumbs or dull wits?

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              “Do some people who have not heard “If I were a rich man” have red thumbs or dull wits?”
              Maybe they take it literally.

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                OC you say
                “Maybe they take it literally.”
                Is it the following part of the song that they take literally?
                “Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum”

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        Old codger.

        The change in heart on the part of Gota is not the pressure brought upon him by the protests.There was a block in the artery which may need a stent. The instantaneous pain, unstable Angina, was the cause for the change of Heart.

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          Plato,
          If you look carefully, Gota’s eyes are not the same size. Has he had a stroke?

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        The culmination of dismantling the honourable, duty conscious CCS was done by the MEP government led by SWRDB, Philip and the Pancha Maha Paul,
        Cannot agree with you more?? Right on the money too!!
        Even, after the resignation of the cabinet, if there need be a grave necessity to vacate the post of President, THERE IS A PROCESS IN THE CONSTITUTION??
        Exercise that constitutional process!
        Do not try to employ extra-constitutional means? That is tantamount to Treason??
        Impeach him! Then once parliament passes Simple resolution, follow the Judicial inquiry process laid down, to be fair by the incumbent??!!
        Follow the set procedure and it is not too late either??
        The problem back again the elected representatives of the people not agreeing???
        Whose fault, the people’s fault!! Electors fault!! Is it not??
        They took a bribe of USD 13.07, quarte bottle of Arrack and Biryani??
        “CHEAP AS CHIPS AND NOT EXPENSIVE MANOEUVRE” – meaning, cost to buy votes to elect oneself to office!!
        PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MAKING SL NEXT DESTINATION!
        Ashamed!!
        They are trying to dislodge/remove someone elected by these scumbags who received a Bribe, for “Bribe taking and looting Tax Payers money”??
        BRIBE TAKERS ACCUSING BRIBE GIVERS OF BRIBE TAKING AND LOOTING WEALTH OF COUNTRY??!!
        POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!!??

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        OC,
        “For a short time after independence, the Ceylon Civil Service (CCS) administrators were a bulwark against meddling politicians, until they were disabled in the name of “progress”. The Civil Service should be restored so that politicians cannot carry out ignorant idiosyncratic policies.”
        Absolute truth and very good point too!!
        Whatever happened, caused by the Ape-Anduwa, with the advent of the ‘Tree Climbers and Toddy Tappers” (Sir John’s words and not mine) to be legislators and Lawmakers, in this country, more than the educated type. So SL, did not want any in the then CCS, to demonstrate more intelligence, knowledge in administrative acumen, in the country than the newly emancipated Lawmakers!!!
        So they decided administer to CCS a bitter medicine, to give them a forced “Hair Cut” and self “booting-out” in frustration!!
        Principal actors and enforcers were, SWRDB, Phillip G., et all
        So we have now arrived to this point with only some Nincompoops!!

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          Mahila,
          The intention in abolishing the CCS was to “fast-track” development, which allegedly was being slowed by the AR’s and FR’s. But what was actually fast-tracked was large scale corruption. It enabled uneducated politicians to try out their ideas on the public. The old CCS would have resisted the “organic” fetishism of the present lot.
          What is known as the SLAS nowadays is, apart from a few exceptions, only a bunch of time-serving yes-men in ties.

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      That earlier comment was truncated by a power failure, I think.
      .
      I is good to have you commenting as you do, but leaving us confident that you will vote for the NPP.
      .
      There are far too many who know a little, pontificate a great deal, and then don’t bother to vote for anybody.
      .
      Among those with whom I went to Matara on May Day, there are some (not enough!). who are willing to vote, but who need time to start believing in themselves. The political maneuvering is sickening; so many politicians whom we have no respect for; yes, we need time to work out whom we can trust.
      .
      I hope I will be able to write more coherently tomorrow.

  • 13
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    Clarion Call

    Rajapaksas should Go!
    Their Obsessive Patriotism
    Is needed no more.

    Beat hard the loud Drums,
    Let the Bugle sound out,
    Storm to the Parliament!
    The Peaceful Procession has begun.

    From the Protesters of Galle-Face,
    To the Students of Revolution
    To the Angered Anarchists
    To the Priests of all Religions

    Walk over the barricades,
    Walk towards the goal,
    Praying, Chanting, and Singing,
    Right through the Parliament doors.

    The Military might fire,
    With water and tear-gas,
    They might shoot us with bullets
    They might tear us apart!

    But they will not dare,
    For they will see,
    A procession of twenty-thousand
    Marching in spiritual harmony.

    The doors, they will bang shut,
    But then we shall lay siege,
    For many a month,
    Till the scourges flush out.

    Till the Rajapaksas are removed
    All 130 have gone –
    the Parliamentary curse
    Of a system gone wrong.

    Never again will Lanka be at their mercy
    Never again will be beg for our story
    Our rights will be met; Our happiness ensured,
    Our country at peace; Our dignity renewed!

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      Ms Therese Fernando,
      Yes your spirit is healthy and encouraging. But I would be a little bit more cautious (yet) about the vibrant confidence in your last verse.

      (Do I detect shades of Walt Witman’s ‘Beat, Beat Drums’ in your poem?)
      Kumar D

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        Are you hinting at plagiarism?

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          Nah SJ!…..there are countless poems and prose with drums and bugels in them. There are countless writings with the words The, But, and A in them.

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            Ramona
            I was only joking at Kumar’s comment.

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        I googled it KD. Must have heard it read before.

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      ramona therese Fernando,

      “Rajapaksas should Go!
      Their Obsessive Patriotism
      Is needed no more.”

      Didn’t you sing the same ‘Baila’ in 2015?

      By the way, in The Philippines former dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had a landslide victory.

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        EE,

        2015 I was ALL for them. Ok…..there was some debt, but a bit of austerity would have taken care of it. 2019 I was for them again, but then I preferred AKD because Gota was all about giving tax cuts to the rich and the offshoring was evident.

        Yeah….Namal’s son can come back in 40 years time. He looks an intellectual little fellow.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxlFMSPdcR4

    Genesis – Land Of Confusion

    I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
    Been haunted by a million screams
    But I can hear the marching feet
    They’re moving into the street
    Now did you read the news today?
    They say the danger’s gone away
    But I can see the fires still alight
    They’re burning into the night…….

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    Whoever comes to power, whether it be AKD or the author AKD himself,
    the most important thing to do from the first day is to enforce rule of law.

    Rule of law, rule of law and rule of law is the urgent need to break the 73 years of habit formed from the top to the bottom of the society.

    Two days of recent mayhem shows this habit of lawlessness in the society and in the rulers is well entrenched.

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    Whoever heads the government, the SLAS will fall in line and help run the government

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      JM
      Nothing can be truer

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    Kumar, nice piece!
    Quote begins “…..If I get the chance I am going in and I am going to rapidly building up my party’s manpower, knowledge base and contacts in the areas in which we are weak. And I want to do it as fast as possible.” Damned sensible and forward looking!…” quote ends.

    Well, well, well….what are those ‘knowledge base and contacts’ JVP/NPP are weak at??
    1. Their utter disrespect to Indian politics in the region. You slap India – then you are sure to get kicked in your bloody a** pretty soon! I remember AKD saying ‘we know few guys in the Indian High Commission….” ha…haaa… is that just a joke??
    2. Their poor knowledge of the power of the educated middle class (Kumar, you are so right!). Too much reliance on the rural based socio economic factors!
    3. Their contempt of western powers, western economic style and western politics. These are not the best and perfect systems but they play a leading role in the whole world economic front including that of China. Anybody doubts that – just do your research!

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    JVP-NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s (AKD) offer to form an Interim Administration is damned sensible.

    Hope people are sensible to vote for him for his offer. We need sensible people in the system, who are honest and passionate about the country and will not fall pray to corruption Anura struggling for the for the course.

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    Rajapaksa is going nowhere on his own. He will find a puppet as PM and form a govt with crooks and use the military to stay in power, doing anything else will put him in jeopardy for all the crap he has been accused of, from murder to theft.

    One way he might consider if he is given full pardon like he gave convicted murders.

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      B
      You have a strong point there.

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        SJ
        The outcomes of the Aragalaya are: (1) Replace MR by Ranil (2) Rajapakshas stepping aside (possibly keep the option of coming back?).
        Gota remains the President with undiminished executive power.
        So, one might ask ‘Has Aragalaya achieved what it was expected to achieve?’
        Change in the political system and transparency in governance are long term objectives!
        Imagine Ranil running the country (will he invite Arjuna Mahendran to head the Central Bank?) with future CB bond auctions?
        I would argue that none of the corrupt deals will ever be investigated.

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          Sunil.

          There will crop up RanilGOHome site at 5th lane Colpetty., over the next few days,unless Ranil moves into Temple Trees. So since Myna has left the site could also be opposite Temple Trees.
          Or would you like it to be called ThevininGoHome. Up to you…………..

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            Plato,
            Thanks.
            Good to have a sense of humour but Thevenin would turn in his grave to be evenly remotely associated with Ranil!
            References to Thevenin is evidence where we sprouted from!

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          SA
          I am not in the least disillusioned by the turn of events.
          The stalemate could not last forever.
          The successful Hartal meant that things could take a new turn after the impending indefinite general strike. The question of “What Next” after the going home happens would have arisen (even to the discomfort of some GFG enthusiasts (I do not mean participants).
          Something had to give. MR decided to take a risk to stir trouble and use it as pretext to use force to bring down the protest before it got island wide with more serious demands.
          You are justified in your concerns. I too suspect that MR will just sit it out until RW tides over the crisis, and return in ma matter of months to take over (even as President!). I doubt his leaving the country.

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            The GGH campaign can live on and grow stronger by changing strategy.
            It is already a little late to apologize for the violence of some participants, however provoked they may have been. But better late than never.
            They should denounce the arson attacks unconditionally and insist that they will look for the culprits and take steps too.
            *
            It can be no more just about the family and recovery of the loot.
            There are many issues that are outstanding.
            IMF loans will only prolong indebtedness while burdening the poor. (We should check with experiences of countries in our plight.)
            Forces that seek genuine social justice should join hands to find a new direction for the GGH campaign.

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            SJ
            Thanks.
            I am pessimistic.
            Sri Lankans are gullible – they could be deceived again.
            The audacity of MR’s henchmen to challenge and destroy ‘Aragalaya’ is evidence how far the establishment would go to ensure that the status quo remains unchanged.
            Ranil’s appointment as PM is just a superficial change intended to deceive people.
            Will the Aragalaya fight back or will it be destroyed by the security forces?
            Vested interests are too powerful.

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              Sunil
              Look at the haste with which the US ambassador welcomed Ranil’s appointment.
              It has a message that we cannot miss, unless we are daft.
              So Ranil’s appointment has deeper implications.
              You will soon see flocks of turncoats.
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              I agree that ‘Aragalaya’ as it was until the fateful Monday is done with.
              It had inherent weaknesses that none who upheld it as the holy grail would even like to hear of.
              Thus it could achieve so much and no more.
              The Rajapaksas are not finished yet. A return is more than possible.
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              There were hidden hands at play all along and are still.
              The Aragalaya has to redefine itself as an all island movement with appeal to the vast majority who never benefitted from any elected government.
              *
              Parliamentary politics, parties ans elections are bankrupt.
              Democracy has to grow outside that box. The defiance of the Aragalaya is an inspiration.
              Another achievement of the Arafalaya is that it thoroughly exposed visible and invisible patrons with hidden agendas..

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                SJ and chiv,
                Yes, the speedy welcome of Ranil by the US Ambassador is at best unusual if not a reflection of a hidden agenda. The Rajapakshas and Ranil could well be players of a bigger change we cannot see yet. Ranil is very confident of obtaining funds from the West!

                *
                ‘Aragalaya’ is not based on (this idea will be rebuffed by many!) on a deep understanding of the underlying causes. As such, ‘Aragalaya’ would dissipate once shortages (gas is an example) disappear. Short-term loans would fix it. The US would provide the necessary funds – promote its interests. See how rapidly US made funds available to Ukraine.
                Tax increases and privatisation of assets would follow after the IMF dispensation. That’s when military would be expected to play its part.

                *
                Aragalaya needs to be broad-based, sustained and nourished by making people aware of the underlying reasons. People whom I have spoken to in Colombo have only a superficial understanding, which is not indicative of a sustained campaign.
                *
                Sorry for being pessimistic.

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                  Sunil
                  There were serious shortcomings in a middle class based campaign that was slow to catch up with the grievances of the more seriously oppressed. It received a boost with the Hartal and the threat of an indefinite general strike.
                  That was when MR chose to strike back. It was not simply unleashing thugs on the protesters at two locations. there was more to it. The orgy of arson later that evening was part of it. So it is too early to write off the clan.
                  How come that countries that were critical of the GR regime changed their mind overnight?
                  We cannot lightly dismiss these developments.
                  *
                  You are absolutely right to say
                  “Aragalaya needs to be broad-based, sustained and nourished by making people aware of the underlying reasons. People whom I have spoken to in Colombo have only a superficial understanding, which is not indicative of a sustained campaign.”
                  Sustaining the campaign requires a wider mass base. So it requires a fresh outlook.
                  I suspect that there were devious forces working even within the Aragalaya. They were not for any serious change in the status quo.
                  Romanticizing the Aragalaya may soothe some hearts, bur will not help to move forward.
                  As you rightly say the Aragalaya has to transform itself to survive and to succeed.
                  Failure means death, and with luck ‘rebirth’.

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                  Sunil A, I agree. For now, I believe Aragalaya is not yet over My wish is for them to transition into active civil movement/watch group for the future which again is doubtful.

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          SA, who said Aragalaya is done ?? RW is not running a elected government , its interim until further plans are made. RW or anyone for that matter will think twice from now playing their “old tricks”. They all are now, aware that “no politician is immune or will be spared in future “. It should not have come to this stage, but Aragalaya for the first time has put fear in politician’s mind. If any politician was seen in public, you never know what could have happened that day. (at least we know one case). Otherwise in Sorry Lanka politicians were the only ones had full immunity so that they could get away with murders, corruption, crime, nepotism ——-etc——etc. I will not condone any violence, but it’s Lankans who are responsible for electing their leaders.

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            chiv,
            Thanks.
            I hope you are correct and I am wrong!
            All indications are that it is a matter of time before the ‘Aragalaya’ dissipates!

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          SA, I disagree. Aragalya, is the culmination of 75 years Silly Lanka politics. Aragalaya has achieved few things which could not have happened otherwise. 1) Put fear in every politician’s mind that they are being watched 2) Got rid of Mara and co which otherwise was just a dream. Mara clearly spelled out that he was in no mood to leave. 3) Created an impression, that elected govt can be send home , if they failed. 4) I strongly believe 20 A (what ever it’s called ) will be abolished, which again was promised by many, but never done. 5) all this was achieved just within a month without violence, until Mara decided to provoke and turn into anarchy. It’s obvious protesters in Colombo could not have been present nationwide within hours to organize violence. Outside Colombo except for few other cities (Kandy and maybe Gale) there was no such organized protest. But throughout people were extremely angry and hungry, about to explode. Many were spontaneous reaction by respective villagers and others were looters. Months of organized insurrectios in past could not get anywhere near to , what happened within days (that too with military and police already put on alert by no nonsense terminator) and to blame GF protesters for nationwide violence is, ridiculous.

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            chiv,
            Thanks for the response.
            You elaborate on what the Aragalaya has achieved, which is all valid.
            All such achievements could be extinguished if there is a military takeover, which has a high probability of happening.
            There is a lot at stake now for some very powerful people. Military takeover or a dictatorship backed by the military could well be seen as an attractive option. Such an option allows the elimination of the vocal young.

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              SA yes its possible. To be honest, I still believe Gotha replacing civic spaces and administration with military from day one, was to create that option. But what happened after was not in their plans Covid,Ukraine and bankruptcy. Given the current situation militarily is not an option anymore. No one is thrilled to finance a militarily regime. If current crisis gets any worse eventually people will revolt against military too. In light of recent developments , our military will not want to repeat Maras stupidity.

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                chiv,
                Thanks.
                When you say ‘eventually people will revolt against military too’, I am reminded of Chile, Argentina and our own experiences.
                There will be initial international condemnations but the caravan will move on.
                We may sacrifice yet another generation of young people like we have in previous uprisings.

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                  That is the price people pay for military established governments. I sincerely hope rhat, situation may not arise in Lanka.

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                    Sunil, isn’t it what, we have in North and East for decades ?? Will Ranil get rid of PTA ??

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                      chiv,
                      I am unable to definitely respond because I don’t know what the conditions in the North and East are.
                      I heard that all parties, military included, are making efforts to reach out to people.

                      Ranil will not get rid of PTA, which is an excellent tool to suppress dissent!

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      Bert.

      To be pardoned he needs to be convicted first. Unless, of course you are suggesting that a blanket pardon be given for whatever Murders and Theft he may have done over the past few years when he became a blotch on the landscape. If that condition is met would he go home?
      Unlikely Bert……..
      The only hope is …..
      All great plans of Men and Mice go awry and they need to go home…………

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    It is not just “Gota Go Home” but all 225 of them must be sent home. All of them are selfish bums.

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    This is a golden opportunity to demonstrate to the country what an apolitical outsider can do for the country. …………. Time to appoint a distinguished outsider briefly until the elections can be held; ideally from the minorities.

    Showcase some talented/educated/qualified apolitical Lankans …… running the country sans old politics ……..

    This moment was achieved by mostly apolitical youth ……….this should be a step forward in to a new beginning …….. not a step back to the tainted past.

    AKD, SJ, Ranil, Sirisena ………. is a step back into the same old same old dirty politics ………… it’ll be a utter total waste of the immense sacrifices made by the youth and the ordinary people of the country …….. if all it achieves is to hand it all back to the same old dirty pols ……… who did bugger all but just sit pretty ………. and play act in the parliament …. what the hell did the parliament do in the last few months to alleviate the hardships of the people? ……..The parliament is nothing but a glorified Gong Show

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      continued

      The argument that, an outsider won’t know politics is a load of bullshit …….. if that argument holds any water then our country should be up there with the best ……… for 74 years it was ruled by politicians! Could they have done any worse than any outsider?

      Gota failed not because he an outsider ……… Gota failed because he is a monumental uneducated idiot with a put-on half-baked “presidential act” ….. a frigging gas-station attendant ……… a monumental dunce; hard to find even if you place a job ad for such a person ……. 1 in 22 million ………


      I’m afraid Prof KD is going to end up like Vijaya Maga (or whatever the crap) …….. used and discarded ……… a cat’s paw, a face-man ……… no offence Prof KD: we all gotta be realistic ……… Afer all we are all Lankas: if we dont know ourselves, then who else?

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      Nimal I agree. But do you think, Lankans are capable of thinking out of the box ??? Obviously the grumpy , old retired ones are incapable of doing so.

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    I do hope NONE of the Parliamentarians who voted for (+ abstained)
    the 20 th Amendment to grant NGR too much of power
    are included in the INTERIM GoSL.
    It will give a chance to all the good wishers for our motherland an opportunity to SEE whether AKD & his NPP-JVP is CAPABLE in running our country.
    We can see whether they give importance to national HARMONY/ give PROMINENCE for Meritocracy & Honesty. I hope he can develop a sense of HUMANITY in the
    TRI -FORCES

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    We also DON’T want NGR to appoint Sajith P/Ranil W/ Sarath Fonseka/Dullus A/ M.Sirisena as the Interim PM.
    WHO EVER IS APPOINTED AS PM, can we have Rasamanikkam as Deputy PM?

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      Naman: “Deputy PM”. I have never heard of such a position in the history of the Sri Lankan Government?

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      There is no provision in constitution!?

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    Humar
    Do not rush to write the obituary.
    The orgy of arson was well planned. By whom may we ask:
    a) A fifth column in the protest movement?
    b) Pro-regime conspirators?
    c) Alien mischief?
    d) Angry masses?
    I will say anything but (d).
    *
    The GGH campaign failed to dissociate itself with the arson and denounce all violence.
    Shortsighted supporters were gleeful imagining that the revolution was on the march.

    *
    Gota is down but not out and will last until the interests that he represents have their way.
    Mahinda will now lie in waiting until people “want him again”.
    The state media is now working overtime to establish that the new government will restore order.
    *
    Spontaneity without progressive political guidance to follow and guide can be counterproductive.

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      Bandana22

      I admire you.
      Walk don’t run.
      First
      Let’s start at the very beginning
      A very good place to start
      When you read, you begin with A-B-C
      When you sing, you begin with Do-Re-Mi

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    Are we going to search for a well talented, politically unbiased, uncorrupted, courageous, committed to Sri Lanka who can acceptable to all communities, religions and who can unite the people who is fearless to accept challenges or going to find a leadership among those who failed for decades, who are afraid to make decisions or biased towards religions, races, and families etc? Let the politics play later but the country need a government to make changes, bring unity, bring rule of law, bring justice, bring peace, and bring economy back.
    I don’t know much about the Chief Justice or the Current Governor or Some one among other communities who will be able to do the job successfully but it is possible only if the people should come out of their race, language and religion.

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    Hapless Gota is desperately looking for anyone who is prepared to be PM or a minister. Without the counsel of his brothers and the corrupt advisors who surrounded him at better times, he needs someone to pass the buck to. But wannabe ‘heroes’ like Fonseka and Sajith (thathage putha) are running away from the offers because they know they can’t do a thing to save the country from its beggar status. They should be respected for that, but asked to retire from politics at least now, that they know their limited capabilities.

    So we’ve got people like the JVP offering their services, and names of people like Wijedasa Rajapase and Nimal Siripala (oh, dear!) have been put forward. People like Maithreepala, Dayasiri, Champaka, Gammanpila, Weerawansa (who brought the calamity upon themselves by being over ambitious!) must be itching under their sarongs as to why no one sees them as potential solutions!

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    At this critical moment, “JVP/NPP” has to make its offer to solve the problems. They have done it. The main demand is for President Gota to step down and make the present Speaker the “Interim President”. I doubt very much that would happen or be accepted. If that “Condition” (the major one) fails, the rest of the three proposals made by NPP would not take place. The other only option NPP has offered is to remain in the “Opposition” (with the three members) and offer “Critical” support to any “Interim” Government. That, in my opinion, is a very SENSIBLE and STRATEGIC move.

    How could the “JVP/NPP” sit with a large majority of “ROUGES” and “CRIMINAL” Parliamentarians and take the risk of administering the governing functions even for a limited time frame? If it does, it would be “SUICIDAL” amd no more “JVP/NPP” in politics. My advice to “JVP/NPP” is: Don’t sit in alliance with the large majority of “ROUGES” and “CRIMINAL” Parliamentarians and tarnish your “IMAGE” already in building with the general public. Plan (with a sound/practical economic, political & social) for a winning in a General Election.

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    Anti-Rajapakshe mafia took Sinhala ‘Toiyas’ in Colombo for a ride and managed to achieve their objective.

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    Raniil W as PM and NGR as President is not the end result the suffering citizens of SL were hoping for. So we are going to see replacement for Maina gogama with Ranil Fox gogama. People aren’t fools anymore.
    SO OUR FIGHT FOR SAVING THE NATION FROM THE CROOKED CORRUPT POLITICIANS GOES ON.

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    It would be wise to re-wind and watch what the JVP is saying, some have identified it as being dangerously close to violent rebellion. Anyway, we report, you decide. As far as I am concerned, they have shown their true colors and never can be trusted.

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    The JVP is another party of freemasons.
    These kinds of communist style parties dont ‘represent the working class people’ at all.
    Look at the ground realities of nations like Cuba or Zimbabwe.
    A small group of freemasons in power owning everything, and the masses being left to starve is ‘representing the working class’? How absurd!

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    AKD will ask the president to go.President will say he won’t go.So they will be fighting each other while the country suffers.So how can AKD’s proposal be sensible when he knows very well that gota is a stubborn bugger and won’t go.So the best thing now has happenned and ranil has become PM.Ranil is a favourite of india,IMF and the US and even good with china.AT the moment we need the support of external forces,not this buffon AKD.Gota has said he is ready to give the 19th amendment and get rid of the 20th,thus reducing his powers to what sirisena had earlier when he was the president.Ranil has to immediatly do that so that he can do the job without gota’s interference.Lets get some Rapid emergency funding from the IMF and india to ameliorate the suffering people current woes first without a lengthy battle between gota and AKD.

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    Burning of Mahinda’s ministers and others looks like had been WELL pre-planed.It is like the Goverment sponsored viscious attacks on Tamils in 1983. It is very likely TO be either NGR or AKD.
    The “NEW CONSTITUTION 2022” should allow a new Deputy PM be appointed from the minorities belonging to the National List.
    Why is there no talk of NC2022 that the People who wants SYSTEM CHANGE are hoping for. Tamils co-operation will depend on how much legal protection they get from the New Constitution.I am against the Provincial councils system as it is wasteful of Central Government’s finances. Federalism Government of the North and East is the minimum Tamils are expecting—like in Canada or other western Countries.

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      naman

      nothing has been planned unlike in 1983 where it was planned by UNP politicians.This was a reaction to the rajapakshe supporters unleashing violence of anti government protesters.That is all in it.The people suffering and suffering had enough when violence was unleashed on them and gave back in style,When they went to chamal’s 2 houses hugh quantities of essentials that they were lacking was stored.So they burnt both houses and distributed all the goods.same for other politicians whose houses and vehicles were burnt down.Violence begets violence.

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