27 May, 2022

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Almighty Explosion In Almaty

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The outside world didn’t realise that a volcano was smouldering in Kazakhstan. Long standing legitimate grievances were accumulating and a spark set off an explosion. To that extent the background is like Sri Lanka today. Prices have been rising for three years, the income gap has been widening and the population in poorer Eastern Kazakhstan has been as badly-off as the majority here. Another similarity is that corruption has been running out of control. The spark that ignites an inferno is always unforeseeable and in Kazakhstan it was in the oil rich western part of the country that an uprising broke out last week. Large crowds then took over the centre of Almaty the country’s biggest city, occupied the airport and brought the government to a halt. The President, a dictatorial lout panicked, dismissed the Cabinet and sent out the troops. Over a hundred including about twenty soldiers have died; thousands are locked up.

The lower levels of the military DID NOT MUTINY though every soldier knew how worthless the government was (Anura Kumara Dissanayake please note). The army shot compatriots from tanks and machine guns. Any Marxist worth his salt knows that the principal purpose of a military is to oppress the grassroots in the interests of ruling classes and corrupt regimes. Armies are trained, drilled and brainwashed over decades to obey orders like robots. It is extremely rarely that it mutinies and passes over to the side of the people as in October-November 1917. A lesson of today’s international conjuncture that the JVP needs to assimilate is the conduct of the military, including rank-and-file soldiers in conflicts against the people – Burma, Sudan, many African theatres in 2020-21, and now Kazakhstan. One would have thought that the JVP would have learnt at least this lesson from its own experiences in 1971 and 1989.

Parallels between Lanka and Kazakhstan do not hold in many other ways; for example the military intervention in the guise of peacekeeping by Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Putin is no peacemaker, he lent forces to prop up a dictator. A mass uprising that overthrows a bloody dictator in an ex-USSR country that shares a 7000 km border with Russia is poison for his authoritarian regime. “Order” seems to have been restored by 11 Jan but if order is not consolidated, make no mistake Russian guns will be trained on the Kazak people, just as the IPKF eventually turned its guns on the Tamils of the North and East because a part of its mission, stabilising the JR-Premadasa regime fell apart. The IPKF’s compact with the JR-Premadasa regime unravelled because nobody could manage the flames that Sinhala and Tamil extremists fanned.

Demonstrations started in oil hub Zhanaozen spread across the country when the government removed its price cap on LPG (now recapped) after people had converted cars to LPG. For 29 years, Kazakhstan was ruled by Nursultan Nazarbayev – a former Soviet CP apparatchik and a Putin buddy. Statues of Nazarbayev in the capital, Astana, renamed Nur-Sultan by his cronies are now being pulled down and current President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has instructed the army “to shoot to kill protesters without warning”. The leader of one of the invading Russian-led countries declared that the rebellion was the “work of foreign agents”. The way things are moving is ominous. A showdown between Russian troops and the Kazak people will be another bloodbath like Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia 1968 and Afghanistan 1979-94. But the Kazak insurrection is also a fly in Putin’s ointment that he did not want. With NATO pressure on his eastern front (Ukraine) he could well do without a “second front” on his southern flank.

Wealth has not trickled down to the population, who have an average annual income of less than $3000 though the per capita annual GDP is $10,000. Kazakhstan was the world’s largest producer of uranium in 2018. “It has the second largest uranium, chromium, lead, and zinc reserves; third largest manganese reserves; fifth largest copper reserves; and ranks in the top ten for coal, iron, and gold. It has the 11th largest proven reserves of both petroleum and natural gas” says Wikipedia. The new China-Europe railway pass through the country. Clearly the global importance of Kazakhstan is far greater than Sri Lanka. No one (India, China or the US) will dispatch troops to Sri Lanka in the event of civil disorder. However Kazakhstan proves that when conditions go beyond a certain tipping point a spark can set off widespread instability. With a rout staring him in the face, threats by the beleaguered Sri Lankan President to postpone presidential elections, if attempted, could well be that spark.

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    If the military takes over SL minorities will be very unhappy while most of the majority will be happy.

    Another oddity of a divided nation held in one piece through military might and human rights abuses.

    Only solution is one island, 3 mono ethnic nations.

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      All I know is Borat is from Kazakhstan and Eagle Eye is from Sri Lanka ………… Do the similarities start or end there?

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        In the Rajapakses’ Jim-Jonesque cult …….. when it’s time for cyanide laced Kool aid ……. Eagle Eye and Soma would jostle to line up at the head of the queue ………

        I’ll be the one who ran off in to the jungles right behind Native Vedda …….. dodging Shavendra Silva’s sentries posted at the peripheries to prevent people running away ………

        Old Codger, will be still hanging around, giving a rational philosophical interpretation to talk people out of it ………. “Do you really want to do this?”


        I’m past philosophy …….. if you show a man a rock and he thinks it’s a tree …… I know it’s time to bolt. ………The rock has been a rock all its life, but if someone thinks it’s a tree, the fault is not with the rock, but with the man looking at it.


        Why do I write nonsense …….. because it’s insane to write sense in Lanka.

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        nimal fernando

        “All I know is Borat is from Kazakhstan and Eagle Eye is from Sri Lanka ………… Do the similarities start or end there?”

        I don’t know about the similarities between Borat and Eagle I however I am begining to suspect Sunil Hadunnetti is our celebrated Eagle Eye.
        Please read below:
        India eyeing to construct shortest route to Trincomalee from Dhanushkodi: Hadunnetti:
        India has planned to construct a shortest route to Trincomalee from Dhanushkodi after they take over the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm, putting the sovereignty and safety of the country at stake, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.

        Former JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti told a news conference that the sovereignty and safety of the country would be at stake in the future and requested Mahanayake Theras and Civil Society groups to intervene in this matter.

        https://www.dailymirror.lk/latest_news/India-eyeing-to-construct-shortest-route-to-Trincomalee-from-Dhanushkodi-Hadunnetti/342-228925


        What is wrong with sunil?
        What have Sri Lankan foreign policy and 1955 United Nations ambitious programe to connect continents by Rail and road got to do with bigoted racist Mahanayake Theras? Those were the culprits who time and again bring the most crooked, cruel, fascists to power. If this dumb fellow Hadunnetti doesn’t know it why does he think he ought to issue a most stupid statement.

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          NV, you are spot on! This is just what I said on 8th Jan in another forum:
          “……..D. Poor understanding of major international players: What is JVP stance on India and the USA? Two countries which pump severe influence on our political demography but a pair unfortunately we cannot get rid of, so we have to learn to live with. How does JVP going to balance the relationships with Chinese camp and India/USA camp? AKD has not divulged his strategy with India/USA alliance …”

          JVP asking Mahanayakas to save us from ‘Indian invasion’?? What a load of crap!! Shows how amateurish these buggers are of the international political dynamics in the Indian Ocean!! Immaturity at the best – Just like their toy wars in 1971 and 88/89!! Nothing has changed since! How are they going to run this country with this childish attitude!!

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          Native,
          Is it possible that AKD is the sweet reasonable face of the JVP, Prof. KD and Dr. Harini are window-dressing, while Handunhetti is the real ethno-chauvinistic core with some monumental ignorance on the function of refineries thrown in?. This guy is a throwback to 1989. Which JVP should we take at face value?

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          “JVP”

          Native,

          I really don’t know ……. haven’t had the time to think clearly ……. it’s just a gut feeling …… like Warren Buffett says, it takes him less than a minute to discard hundreds of companies ……. I won’t put my money on Lanka ……..

          I feel, Lanka’s problems, more than anything, are psychological …… Lankans feel comfortable with some form of backwardness (I still am unable to pin it down) …….. that’s why pols wear backwardness like a badge of honour in the daytime and “behind the scenes” give their kids a “western education.” They know which side their bread is buttered!

          SWRD honed onto it …… and many pols of all sides have used it ever since ……… all heads/leaders of the nation have played “Sinhala Buddhism” but what baffles me is why people find Rajapakses’ “Sinhala Buddhism” so much more appealing than Ranil’s, Sajith’s ……. and other’s ………..

          The JVP, collectively, brings that kind of backwardness and some people feel comfortable with it. The JVP will be less corrupt and less two-faced/hypocritical than the Rajapakses (anyone would!) beyond that, what? I can’t see how a modern economist can fit into an outfit like the JVP – the inherent backwardness won’t allow it.

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            continued

            The JVP will be a less harmful version of more of the same ……… more of the same we have had for the last 73 years …………

            I’ve seen from both sides ……. we are nowhere near the intellectual-firepower inherent in most of the “advanced” nations: not by a long shot …….. most Lankans, mistake dexterity in the English language for intellectualism …… in Lanka, the English language covers the hollowness of the “intellectuals.”

            Without English,” look at how China borrowed ideas from the West and developed the country in less than 40 years ….. Vietnam and some other countries too.

            I feel, although we talk about it incessantly, subconsciously Lankans feel uncomfortable with modernity/modern-world and find our backwardness reassuring.

            To be honest, I find it comfortable and reassuring as well …….. but if we persevere in it …… like many other ancient cultures, we’ll be marginalised and die a natural death ….

            Proactive change/advancement is a necessary “evil” of survival ……….. Teach ye children that, teach them well ……..


            You, who are on the road
            Must have a code
            That you can live by
            And so become yourself
            Because the past is just a goodbye
            Teach your children well
            Their father’s hell :))

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            Nimal,
            “what baffles me is why people find Rajapakses’ “Sinhala Buddhism” so much more appealing than Ranil’s, Sajith’s ……. and other’s ………..”
            1. A Buddhist guy who only talks about real economics .
            2, An even more Buddhist guy who uses a lot of big words but says nothing.
            3. A Sinhala Buddhist guy with a bushy moustache and a jolly manner, who kisses your babies.
            Who would you think gets the votes?

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            NF, “….The JVP will be less corrupt and less two-faced/hypocritical than the Rajapakses (anyone would!) beyond that, what?…..”
            Absolutely what I have been highlighting too! There is no doubt they are the least corrupt party and I don’t think they do any under the table deals with other parties either. Those are clearly great qualities, but are those the only qualities a political party needs to run a country? Their understanding of local socio-economic issues is acceptable but their focus on local, indigenous solutions are quite amateurish. I say that because they purposely delete the discussion about the massive international economic influence on SL economy since the 70s. Be it free economic policies, tourism, or ME expatriate income – they all have been huge contributors to SL economy in the pre Covid era. In fact, the primary reason for the current depleted level of Dollar reserves is due to the drying up of the latter two sources. Those along with their age-old anti-Indian, anti-USA attitudes haven’t changed a bit and seems they don’t plan to change them either! Their romance with China is based on their historical knowledge and ideology in communism but the hilarious thing is that China is NOT a communist country anymore. It is just an authoritarian capitalist country!

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          Hi NV,
          I always had my misgivings about JVP.
          Their indoctrination, is overwhelming. May be AKD is different.
          May be so, but does not make the Party, JVP/NPP to pass muster for governance.
          It may end up as from “Frying Pan into the Fire”??????????!!!!!!
          These guys said the same thing of downplaying the new track, laid by India from Medawachchiya to KKS.
          that is the best length of track in SL, as I experienced from my travels to all parts of Lanka in 2016.
          Good Speed and no or less “Buffeting” carriages at speed of nearly 100!
          The stretch from Ragama to Medawachchiya” is the worst as if the carriages are coming off the rails at the speed of travel!!!!
          Same old, Maruti/Bajaj and Masoor Dhal ’Parrippu’ story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          These clowns, don’t think will ever learn, as they have prejudices incucated in them, and true “Leopard do not change their spots”!!!

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            Mahila

            Sunil H needs something to complain about.

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          NV,
          Hon Sunil H must explain, if Chinese completed the rail track to Hambantota, what is that he finds it wrong for Indians to build a track from Dhanuskodi to Trincomalee????????
          Is it because, Indians are more like our colour (brownish) and Chinese are Off white and more yellowish?????
          What’s tickling?????

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            Mahila

            All Sri Lankans are paranoid and think that everyone is out to get them.
            Sunil is no different to others.

            Everyone of us is free to be paranoid. That is not the problem.
            However he appeals to saffron clad Mahanayake to deal with it as if we have theocratic governance in power.

            We never voted for those 60,000 unemployable no good fellows.
            This is what p****s me off.

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        nimal fernando, Borat is hilarious and he was acting and fooling mainly the Hillbillies of the southerns states of the US of A. But Eagle Eye is not acting, this is how he really is……..dumb, foolish, comical, annoying and the list goes on.

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      Dear Gatam,
      …Only solution is one island, 3 mono ethnic nations…..
      The points here at issue with the people in SL have now shifted from religious and ethnic strife to economic woes.
      So that can await in the backburner as it will not contribute to a solution to the current situation.

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        Ignore Jadam the tireless advocate for an Islamic nation in east Sri Lanka, that will never happen, as they have no valid claim. Trying to legitimize and cash in on the large-scale ethnic cleansing of the Thamizh in the Trincomalee and Amprai districts.

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      ALMIGHTY EXPLOSION IN COLOMBO is in making
      .
      Their stubborness will ruin this country to the levels of Tahiti state.
      :
      Wandibattaya of Rajapakshes family – Ajitha Cabral SLCB governor is misleading the nation again.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VG_puSjCNI

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        Mahinda Rajapakshe will have to pay its price this year – his body reactions will give us a hint – the size of Karmic retribution
        there should be limits in their betray the nation to the chinese.
        .
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgL5MKHY7qE

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      “the capital, Astana, renamed Nur-Sultan”
      We aren’t far behind, are we? We have an empty airport and harbour, and lots of miscellaneous stuff like dozens of school labs named after that prime egoist Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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        OC
        “On 20 March 2019, the capital was renamed from Astana to its current name Nur-Sultan in honor of the long-ruling Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, shortly after his resignation. “

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          S.J,
          But our man hasn’t resigned despite an advanced state of fossilization.

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            OC
            He is waiting for a successor who will honour him with a statue.

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      GATAM,
      “Only solution is one island, 3 mono ethnic nations.”
      —-
      Not the only solution. Sinhalayo have better solutions.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Not the only solution. Sinhalayo have better solutions.”

        Maybe, Asgiria blessed home grown HITLER has one ” The Final Solution”.

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        Eagle ‘nitwit’ Eye, no no no the decent Sinhalayos are normal people just like the normal people among the Tamils. But we have you and ilk, just like the racists among the Tamils. The racists gamayas like you have ruined the country. Look around you numbnut, Sri Lanka is almost bankrupt. So where are your solutions? The only solution your kind of garbage has is to wipe out the entire minority population.

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    Given all the resources in Kazak when are Ding Dongs expected to arrive with their money bags. Must be a humanitarian rescue mission of Lankas friends. Sir should consider sending some troops for peace keeping and share experience on ” road to bankruptcy.”

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    Now that post Covid has exposed despots around the world I expect a global spark and possible early spring in few. Did you see what happened to Aung where Myanmar junta extended her prison term by 3 years for possessing a set of walkie talkies???

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      What about the corrupt judiciary of Avalanka sent Mr. Ranjan Ramanayaka committing him to 4 years of rigorous imprisonment for telling the absolute truth that the judges and the lawyers of Avalanka are corrupt.

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    The summary of Prof Kum’s dissertation is (1) In most localities where there are shortages of essentials such as food, public unrest can take place. (2) In good many cases whenever the Military is called in to quell public unrest the military will execute the task mercilessly. (3) He expects AKD & Co (JVP) to make note of (2) as in Kazakhstan. The third point is interesting because there are stories afloat that the JVP would work together with the Military for a possible takeover and there was a newspaper article in that respect. Though the current military boss is banned in US he is acceptable to both the Government, the SJB and possibly the JVP. There are strong rumors that Gnanakka (or the more Honorific, Gnanamani) has predicted that the military boss too would head the country. I leave it to the public to judge whether this alleged prediction has a similarity to the prediction of the witches about Macbeth and as to whether that generated some ideas within the boss. The country is so rudderless that even the most powerful nation in Earth might assist for someone to takeover, despite the travel bans.

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    This foolish professor thought JVP would poll in excess of 50% in the last elections. I gave them 5% , they could not muster even that. His lack of understanding of the society he lives in is inexcusable to say the least.
    Now he thinks JVP can overthrow a military government (which we have now) backed by 2/3 in the Parliament to boot.
    THESE ARM CHAIR THEORISTS ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME.

    Soma

    .

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      Soma, usually I do not agree with you, but now I am wondering…………..

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      soman

      “THESE ARM CHAIR THEORISTS ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME.”

      Please explain how.

      Don’t you think 70,000 saffron clad home grown thugs and 400,000 War Criminals pose an imminent threat to the country lead by a psychopath?

      Do you know who ordered Surgeon General Shavendra and Kamala Gunaratne to shut up? Both repeatedly told the media that for those who wiped out LTTE, dealing with Corona was an easy-peasy job. This was 21 months ago, however they are still fighting the tiny virus.

      Don’t you think you have to seriously think how to stop industrial scale butchers are being elected to offices, how to democratise polity, find ways and means to educate Sinhala/Buddhists practicing parochial politics, …. ?

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        NV
        “Please explain how.”
        By giving false hope to the Sinhala youth like you did to the Tamil youth.

        Soma

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          soman

          “By giving false hope to the Sinhala youth like you did to the Tamil youth.”

          Soman why would I give give hope/false hope to Tamil youth?
          You reminds me of your first Sinhala/Buddhist public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, who not only gave false hope but with it gave new identity, tried to put foundation for a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist state not only imitating Hitlers ideology but admiring him. It was Asgirias turm to reconfirm it, and most saffronista’s tirelessly worked harder to put a home grown fascist at the top.

          It is too late to sack him, by the time the people realised it was too late. In the mean time the clown visits Vihares almost everyday. Hoping at some point divine intervention will save the country and his a**e. Praise the lord.

          Note deception does not come in single file.

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      Soma
      .
      Is it Prof’s fault if the majority are acting like retards?
      Perhaps he is wrong for giving us too much credit.
      .
      You must know how dumb we really are, and how we are fond of shooting ourselves in the foot, hence your surprise, obviously you are one of them too.
      .
      What you think you are practicing is not Buddhism, it is rather the exact opposite of Buddhism.
      .
      Buddha teaches us that ignorance is our biggest problem.
      His solution was to use our brains and figure out the nature of nature, how it keeps us stuck in the never-ending loop of samsara, resulting in endless suffering.
      .
      A Buddhist tries to figure out how our primal or animal instincts get in the way of detachment from Samsara, and how we can use our human intelligence to overcome our primal instincts.
      .
      Sadly I don’t think any of the so-called Buddhist or even Buddhist monks have the brains to figure this out. Most monks are even worst off than us.
      .
      What we seem to practice as Buddhists is the exact opposite of Dhamma.
      .
      You Soma are a very good example of this. I feel sorry for you.
      Your cussed ways will lead you to slide down the slippery slope of Samsara to the depths of suffering.

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        Saadu, saadu!

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        HT
        There is a point in what Soma says about wild guesses by the author.
        One forecasting outcomes of elections cannot afford top be too subjective.
        *
        To call a people retards because they do not act the way we like is unfair.
        If the majority are ‘retards’ , they are write-offs whom one can curse to one’s heart’s content, only to achieve nothing.
        Has anyone bothered to investigate why people act in ways one dislikes? Cursing will not persuade anyone to change his/her mind.
        Let not frustration take away our sense of judgment and ability to think positively.

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          SJ
          .
          “To call a people retards because they do not act the way we like is unfair”.
          .
          Yes, ordinarily I should not curse.
          .
          But when their thinking process has put all of us in shit, what else can I do?
          .
          The damage is already done. So please do excuse me for cursing.
          .
          So many times in history, our people have chosen the path they feel would hurt the minorities, but in the end, it affects everyone, in fact, whatever affects the minorities, it affects the majority even more. Simple logic.
          .
          When are we going to change?

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        Dear HT,
        .
        “Is it Prof’s fault if the majority are acting like retards?
        Perhaps he is wrong for giving us too much credit.”

        If I am very honest – I too thought that JVP would score more. Rajapakshe bitch s sons called them ” rathualipatiya”, so the stupid masses thought, what Rajapakshes added should be held above…. again got deceived as no times in the past. … if there was no JVPrs in srilanken polics fo rthe recent years, this country would have been a lybia today…… people are no grateful in our hell – ( i call it a hell – made by Rajapakshe – but i love my country when thinking about its natural landscape).

        I have no doubt, many expected voters to elect more of JVPrs in to the parliament strenghthening the opposition.

        Looking back, unfortunatly, whole lot of people were misguided by yellow pets and country’s main stream TV channels. There are more and more that dont treat the YELLOW pets today as had been today. I myself changed my agenda to offer them ” alms” in the events of PIN COLLECTION for our beloved parents. Instead, I now offer free meal to the beggars who are really in need.
        Srilanka s situation is today no different to that of Nicaragua.

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      Soma,
      .
      I hope that some of the things that you say remain in your memory.
      .
      I recall a similar comment that you made saying that Professor Kumar David had made a rashly optimistic statement about the possible performance the JVP, “excess of 50% in the last elections.” Presidential or Parliamentary? I’ve looked but can find only this before the Presidential Election:
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/we-must-not-allow-post-result-or-inter-counting-violence/
      .
      Why not look at the comment that you yourself made there?

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        S.M,
        As an active promoter of the JVP these days, what do you think of this speech by Handunhetti?

        https://www.newsfirst.lk/2022/01/12/no-queues-if-the-oil-tanks-were-repaired-handunetti/

        Is it possible that AKD is the sweet reasonable face of the JVP while Handunhetti is the real ethno-chauvinistic core with some utter ignorance on the function of refineries thrown in?. This guy is a throwback to 1989. Which JVP should we take at face value?

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          OC
          Ideology is core to any decent political party.
          It guides analysis of issues and arriving at policy.
          When vote gathering becomes core, we hear utterances that are only for the moment’s need.

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          Dear old codger,
          .
          I have regarded Handunneththi as one of the most honest and forthright of the leading JVP figures, and one who performed well as COPE chairman. Having seen many talk about the limitations of his outlook, I have looked at his recent statements, and listened to all of these in full before responding.
          .
          7’ 58” relating to Agriculture, on 8/1/2022:
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Z48DBasG4
          .
          13′ 50″ on 12/1/2022:
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0HJoW29ek
          .
          43′ 45″ also on 12/1/2022
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALI7wjA4U7I
          .
          A few things that he says do sound disturbing and chauvinistic: appeals to Mahanayakes and other religious leaders. Thanks for alerting me.
          .
          I’ll have to think all this out a little further, and see what others also make of all this.

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            S.M,
            Yes, we need to know what exactly the JVP thinks, not what Anura Kumara thinks.

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    God forbid, I don’t want to see a Military Takeover.
    We have a chance to unseat the Government with a civilian President, however much he uses the military to prop himself up; Not when under Military command. So, beware of what you wish for.

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      Military took over in November 2019 confirmed with the passing of 20A later at the House. Fully democratically.

      Soma

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        soman

        “Military took over in November 2019 confirmed with the passing of 20A later at the House. Fully democratically.”

        No Military didn’t take over in 2019. On the contrary Military never gave up its positionhold on the country since militarisation of every aspect of this country’s life started in mid 1980s.

        I think you are experiencing black out about the country’s contemporary history. You seem to enjoy quoting selected events.

        Democracy bit adieu in mid 1950s.
        Pleas stop bull s******g all the time.
        Ethnic cleansing started immediately after the country was given independence.
        Large scale war crimes were first committed in 1971 by the armed forces and police.

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          NV
          Upto now I have one thumb-ups and eight thumb-downs.
          You have eight thumb-ups and one thumb-down.
          God bless Colombo Telegraph.

          Soma

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            soman

            “Upto now I have one thumb-ups and eight thumb-downs.
            You have eight thumb-ups and one thumb-down.”

            It means there is at least one stupid to eight rational people expressing their views in this forum. You got to be happy.

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              NV
              Do rational people behave like rats behind the Pied Piper? Sun God took most of the rats to Nandikadal. Where are you leading the remaining lot to?

              Soma

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                soman

                ” Sun God took most of the rats to Nandikadal. “

                So you now agree it was not the Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces which won the war but it was your beloved Thamby Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan who won the war for the clan.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Not the only solution. Sinhalayo have better solutions.”

        Maybe, Asgiria blessed home grown HITLER has one ” The Final Solution”.

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      Was not living under the LTTE a fair approximation to military rule?
      Many Tamils should thus be better prepared for the event, if it ever occurs.

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    Hood Sense: Your conjecture is plausibility. For the last two years of Governing by Gotabahaya has proved beyond doubt that all the disasters that fell on the people are “Man-Made” starting from the “Covid 19” to the present day “Economic” failures. He has “Experimented” a militaristic type of Governing by placing the retired Armed Forces personnel in key positions in the civilian administrative machinery. In each of the Districts, he has placed a Retired Army person, much above the Civilian Administrator such as a District Secretary. Now the Army Commander who was heading the “Task Force” on Covid 19 has been assigned another “Task Force” level job of handling the “Agriculture” sector where the “Rumblings” are the greatest. He (Gota) has successfully “Experimented” an “Untimely” prorogation of Parliament and the “Posponetment” of Local Government elections. He has also seen to that, his actions are “Unquestionable” and “Undebatable” even by his own “Team” leave aside the “Opposition”. To act like that he has the backing of his “OWN FAMILY”, in that, “Blood is Thicker than Water”.

    I think “Gota’s” Rule of Thumb is: Create a “CHAOS” and when the situation is “Ripe” establish his “Authority” on all matters of Governing. With the present situation, it is a great possibility.

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    Prof Kumar’s observations strike a cord. ……….. The JVP is old, tired and stultified …….. we have gone past the JVP …….. gone past the point of no return …… We are into the unknown ……. only unfortunate or fortunate accidents await us ………

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      nimal fernando

      “The JVP is old, tired and stultified …….. we have gone past the JVP …….. gone past the point of no return”

      However it is Sunil Hadunnetti (JVP) who wants to keep our sovereignty (whatever that is) under Mahanayake Theras’ bum for safe keeping.
      Do you know why?

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    Any military takeover will be the death knell of sri lanka and china’s influence will grow and the begarrs sinhales more indebted to china. Have fun!

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      Gus,
      “…begarrs sinhales more indebted to china.”

      Sinhalayo got indebted to China in order to eliminate Tamil terrorists who went on massacring Sinhala Buddhists for three decades.

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        Eagle the clown: Sinhalayo got indebted to China in order to eliminate Tamil terrorists who went on massacring Sinhala Buddhists for three decades.

        TFN: the LTTE mass murdering killer by the name Karuna Amman and his coolie sidekick by the name Pillayan murdered 600 surrendered cops in cold blood. The dirty rogue Mahinda gave him a deputy minister job. How do you explain that dumbo?

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        Dear EE,
        ….indebted to China in order to eliminate Tamil terrorists…..
        So from the frying pan to the fire we go.
        TTs wanted only the N & E while China wants the whole of SL.

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        EE,
        .
        Your repeats hurt us all.
        :
        I dont wish anyone be killed by any disasters, but when I am compelled to read your vomits, I question – I really do it.. what is wrong with ” karmic retribution”.
        :
        Get a life BP EE, leave srilankens in peace. Be them born to SINHLA, TAMIL, MUSLIM or aother races, we are all the same homo sapiens, whose blood colour is the same.

        Primitive way of thinking – could only widen the gaps between our communities creating new form of ethinic divisions.
        :
        The basics that we human beings should learn is to think right – at least today, after a 30- long year war that lagged us placing us far behind. All other countries that were then far behind us have overtaken us by their developments. Look at South Koreans….
        Singaporeans
        Malaysians

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Sinhalayo got indebted to China in order to eliminate Tamil terrorists who went on massacring Sinhala Buddhists for three decades.”

        Being all weather Mango friend China wouldn’t or shouldn’t expect payments for goods and services supplied by them.

        Where does the clan keep its loot from each project and cash and gold stolen from Vanni?

        Why do you defend robber barons?
        What is in it for you?

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          NV,
          Lions share for the ‘Play of the Broken Record’!
          Can’t afford to forget that, now that living overseas is expensive!!
          Coming back to think of it SL Rs. 7.50 for a pod of green beans is not very cheap though!!!

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        EE,
        “Sinhalayo got indebted to China in order to eliminate Tamil terrorists who went on massacring Sinhala Buddhists for three decades.”
        You mean, “SL borrowed money from China, to buy Arms, Ammunition, Services to fight LTTE”.
        Good intentions, though motivated badly,
        A. Included unaccounted money paid to Bellimissa Lt – Singapore company for Ukraine purchase of reconditioned MIG’s
        B. Motivate the “self-proclaimed Patriotic” leader to pocket a very good share of the borrowing
        Add insult to injury, the ‘Patriot’, even after seeing the suffering of the poor masses, whose blood and sweat helped him being re-elected to office, did not care “2 hoots”
        Instead he exhibits, that where the robbe funds have been used by going in his private jet (Cost new US$ 20million) to Thirupathy in a private trip.
        He is too rich and sophisticated to go by Srilankan Airways and thereon by Train or Car
        Please make your assessment as to whether this is the work of a Patriot of a Traitor?????????

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    Most Sri Lankans dont understand the mess the country is in. There is no way out of this mess. Mahinda has basically borrowed and robbed the country bankrupt. The Niveteya thinks he can sell the little gold and swap his way out of debt but with every swap we sink deeper into the hole. Sovereign bonds took a few years to repay. Swaps are extremely short term and have to be paid in months. How many swaps can we manage until this too is withdrawn then what? No gold no swaps no bonds? When a country goes broke whats left of its assets are auctioned off. The debt becomes so crippling that you cannot recover ever. That is what has happened to Greece and Argentina. They are perpetual paupers with no hope of rising again. Added to this the Gobsen supreme idiot that he is has buggered up the rice/food farmers. Instead of showing reality our mottapapla media organizations is busy painting fantastic visions with Gala dances and singing contests where the contestants are singing their hearts out for Christmas completely oblivious of what is about to hit them.

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      Thiha,
      “When a country goes broke whats left of its assets are auctioned off.”
      —-
      Will sell all the islands in the North to China.

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        EE,
        “Will sell all the islands in the North to China”
        You mean to settle 30 Billion US$ of unsavoury loans so that 15 or 20 per centum went to fatten an individual purse at the expense of starving Lankans?
        Poor show and that may not be sufficient collateral for the debt outstanding!!!
        May be the “twin aged golden nuggets”, if found suitable for donations may meet the conditions!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Dear EE,
        …Will sell all the islands in the North to China…..
        China will not be happy with that, they want SL whole and entirely.
        China is officially an atheist state and Communist Party members are banned from believing in or practising any faith.
        So where will the SBs go after the swallow up?

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          MyView,
          Presume,
          EE’s
          “Sinhalayo have better solutions….”
          Is, unstated though, “obviously for good reasons”, but includes
          1. Declaration of SL as an Atheist’s country,
          2. Demolish all signs/monuments of religious significance,
          3. Sell to China all bricks and Mortar of destructed religious monuments
          4. Make them to repay all loans and improve Forex issues (for US$) – to enable China to continue construction in the new reclaimed Islands in South China Sea!!
          5. Build monument for Zi Ping in commemoration of his support in colonising SL, as
          6. Part of an emerging SUPER POWER in the world!!!!!
          He will solve 2 issues at on fell stroke!!!!!!
          A. Racial religious amity
          B. Forex starvation US$ and essential commodities for daily livelihood
          Also equilibrium of all diverse communities of the resplendent Isle!!!!!
          What motivation, what ‘wonderful thoughts’?????????
          No doubt no one else in recent history of SL have performed his duties like him, while occupying his exalted seat at the (Century old) House, with lake views in central Colombo!!!!
          This needs to be acclaimed resoundingly!!!!!!!!
          Well done ‘think tank’

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        Dear EE,
        …Will sell all the islands in the North to China……
        I recall you saying in an earlier comment :
        ,,,Not the only solution. Sinhalayo have better solutions….
        Great, this is one of them !

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          …Will sell all the islands in the North to China?
          Does not one need India’s permission to even suggest that?
          Besides, the TNA’s watchdog has pledged to the US and India that they will not let Chinese enter the N&E.

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    The politicians are a laughing stock. Even the Evil Sirisena who should be hung for murder thinks he has a chance. RW the eternal eunuch who cannot say boo to sheep carries on also thinking he has a chance while he drags whats left of his party to pieces. The actual UNP have let themselves be held hostage by a deceitful liar who has no intention of doing anything detrimental to the Rajapakshes. All the while AKD runs around painting castles in the air. No idea how he can deliver anything. The military rank and file needs a leader to stir up a revolt. I am sure they are fed up. If there ever was a block of fed up voters it is the military ones. Reduced to eating rubbish food in the mess halls with their loved ones facing starvation in the villages they need a spark. One of the first officers who should be strung up to the nearest pole is you know who followed by his close associates. Will this day dawn I am sure it will but we need a leader to lead them. Currently there is no such choice. Just a bunch of imbeciles.

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    Obviously, the Kazakhstan president is a Russian stooge. He must be selling off the piles of natural resources to Russia for a song, while the people starve.
    .
    Russia will do anything to keep such a traitor in power as long as Kazakhstan resources keep rolling in.
    .
    Mara/Gota are no different, they are have acted against Sri Lanka’s interests so many times to favour China.
    .
    It is the fault of the citizens for choosing such unscrupulous leaders after knowing them so well for being criminals.
    .
    Yes, they are heartless murderers, thieves, liars, scamers, racists, fascists, bigots, etc.
    .
    They played the race card, they played the religion card, and the majority deceived themselves into thinking that we should support evil against others, in hope that it will somehow favour us.
    .
    What is the difference between us and them, we are all humans. Not only that, we are the closest relatives of one another.
    .
    We the majority must be the biggest fools on earth.
    .
    We have forsaken The 2,500-year-old Buddha Dharma, that should guide us in making right decisions.
    .
    Yellow pets have to take a large part of the blame, for have mislead us. We have been deceived by the saffron coloured cloth.

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      …Mara/Gota are no different, they are have acted against Sri Lanka’s interests so many times to favour China…..
      And the new kid on the block – Basil – regular trips to US and sell all to New Fortress at midnight.

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      Human Touch,
      “Yes, they are heartless murderers, thieves, liars, scamers, racists, fascists, bigots, etc.”

      That may be the opinion of those who are suffering from ‘Defeat-Syndrome’. As far as Sinhala Buddhists are concerned Rajapakshes are not heartless murderers, thieves, liars, scamers, racists, fascists, bigots but people who gave leadership to save the Sinhala Nation from Tamil terrorists who slaughtered Sinhala Buddhists for three decades.

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        Eagle Eye
        .
        Are you trying to imply that I am suffering from defeat syndrome?
        .
        I am a full-blooded Sinhala Buddhist Govi from the deep south (Not too far from Beliattha), For your Information.
        .
        That doesn’t take away my humanity, sorry.
        .
        I am not blinded by racist or fascist ignorance.
        .
        Look at what your so-called heroes have done to our motherland. Sabotage our economy pretending to be foolish, but there is no foolishness when they are stealing our wealth and bringing the entire country to its knees or when planning devious attacks like the easter bombing and killing hundreds of innocent worshippers.
        .
        Are you a patriot or are you some psycho hiding under the bed and routing for the most shameless unpatriotic family?
        .
        I think you are some kind of sadomasochistic guy who secretly enjoys being punished or molested. Is that your kink?
        .
        I can come to your house with my horsewhip and treat you accordingly. I think words are not strong enough for you.

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        Eagle dummy, explain the cold blooded killing of 600 cops by Karuna amman and then getting a job as a deputy minister in Mahinda’s cabinet. Explain this idiot!!!!!!!

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          Tamil from the north,
          Karuna Amman helped the Government to eliminate Prabhakaran and his barbaric Tamil terrorists in the North.

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            Eagle Eye,
            I haven’t posted a single comment for a while. I am bored to death. –
            Let me attach myself to your comment, to find relief!
            .
            Terrorists cannot be angels. We could call them barbaric.
            Karuna Amman was barbaric at some time, wasn’t he. How did he come out of it? Is joining the government the best way out!

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        Dear beloved HT,
        Please dont take EE serious/ the man proved himself that he is a hired cheap man by mlechcha family to paint the picture in favour of them. U d better use ur precious time for something else/ we all know the man is schizophrenic..
        .
        Wow/ Nishshanka Senadhipathi (avangarde hora) , Derana TV, Hiru TV or the like would find Rajapaksches are not ” heartless murderers, thieves, liars, scamers, racists, fascists, bigots ” because u know why/ but all others with some sanity have to hate them today for all the harm deliberately made to this nation.
        .
        If mlechcha Rajapakshes had some knowledge this country would nt face this much debt burden / entire world knows it but the brainwashed would take another decades to see it right 🐃🐃🐃🐃😥😥😥😡

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          Dear Brother LM
          .
          Thanks for your advise. I understand you loud and clear.
          .
          Your wise input on this platform is invaluable. Keep up the excellent efforts.
          .
          Thanks once again.

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      Desr HT/

      There are clear signs that the PEOPLE are slowly realizing how mlechcha the siblings of Rajapakse are. They were were misled by biased media for their comeback.
      .
      If u live in the country please talk to the very same peasants today/u ll experience it by urself..and I got to hear it from diaspora y day that they are so fed up of srilanka today only looking at the manner stupid Gota reacts today or just prevaricates in public forums/ some of them had come over to sl for casting their votes/ see how much the poor people have sacrificed. Most of them are unskilled workers from Italy/ Korea/and Arab countries. They kept much Hope’s on a person whose profile was created by giving a chance to fake perception through highly biased main stream media/ ironically the verg same media is compelled to clear the doubts today to very same audience without any shame
      Q
      Mara/Gota are no different, they are have acted against Sri Lanka’s interests so many times to favour China
      UQ.
      .
      “Post turtle” is the definition/ it s high time very same people to put Gota from its position to ground level/.
      .
      Enough is enough 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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    The US since 2002 has a base in Kazakhstan operated by the USAF.
    President Nursultan Nazabayev congratulated Donald Trump over the phone on his victory in presidential election on November 30, 2016.
    Wonder what has changed.
    There is more than what meets the eye in these matters, I suspect.

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      There are many decent world leaders who skipped customary wishing. Some who wished after realizing what kind of a prick trump is kept him at a distance. There are pictures from G20 and NATO where Trump is left alone to day dream. Whereas Putin and Ding Dongs did not shy away from wishing.

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        Do not make excuses.
        It was more than customary. Few knew how rotten DT was when he was elected. (The same would go for his successor.)
        The US was pretty close to NN. It was he who let the US use its airfield.

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          S.J
          How does the US get to this airfield? Is it allowed to overfly Russia/China?

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    “One would have thought that the JVP would have learnt at least this lesson from its own experiences in 1971 and 1989.”
    *
    Will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?
    (Lines from “Where have all the flowers gone? by Pete Seegar)

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    Eagle shit, what better solution the sinhalayo have? More than 70 yrs is not sufficient? For 70 yrs they have ruined the country from one among the best to the lowest in the worst. In another 10 yrs it will be a colony of China, by then the Indians from wake up from the day dream.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        I am sorry I can’t defend you in this forum unless you yourself improve your typing.
        We are dismayed by your inability to articulate your thoughts lucidly in this forum.
        What else can you do properly, a good riots against the minorities, ….?

        Elle is ever ready to guide you through a fine riots.

        By the way 1983 is fading from our memory.
        We need a fresh one.

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          Nv.
          .
          By the way 1983 is fading from our memory.
          We need a fresh one.
          .
          Sure another 83-riots is in making..
          As I see on the screen/
          Almost everyone is turning against medamulana men today. They are being branded as ” mlechcha men” .
          EE and mulleriyawa patients would take a little while though 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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    No need to repeat here that the country is corrupt to the core which is the result of
    long time Hard Work towards that end . It is now becoming obvious to any fool , I
    mean any fool that the country is beyond repair ! Lies and Deception is now
    everyday life to everyone ! You don’t know to lie ? You are surely not a Srilankan
    product ! And you also have experience going through seeing how kind the Politics ,
    Army , J V P and L T T E since independence ! Is it not again someone from this lot
    that salvation or liberation is either proposed or expected ? J V P can claim that it
    has changed and done everything to prove that it is honest , during the last three
    decades , fair enough but again , is everyone ready ? If everyone accept that corruption
    is now in the blood , who is going to choose J V P to fight what is in the blood ? If that
    can happen , then change can happen and change is what is needed . And , Change is
    what is feared by those unwilling to change !

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    The photograph shows the picture of Gotabaya and Chinese Minister probably in the opening ceremony of the Colombo East harbour/Port City. I understand that there was only English and Chinese language name board. There is nothing in Sinhala or Tamil. It proves that now Sri Lanka is a colony of China.

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      Now there is also going to be Hindi language training for Sri Lankan Police, however hardly or no training in the Thamizh language which on paper is also an official and national language on par with Chingkallam and is the mother tongue of 25% of the island’s population and is the predominant spoken language in all eight districts of the north and east, the Nuwara Eliya district and widely spoken in greater Colombo Kandy and along with large parts of the North West coast of Puttlam/Chilaw. Who speaks Hindi other than the staff of the Hindian High Commission. Why do they expect the North and East to become part of Hindia and are gearing up for it? Even if this happens, Hindi will not be the official language there but just like in Thamizh Nadu Thamizh.

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        Pandi Kutti,
        “…however hardly or no training in the Thamizh language…”
        —-
        Why should indigenous Sinhalayo waste their valuable time to learn a language brought to Sinhale by people who came from Hindusthan and settled down in Sinhale. If they want to live in Sinhale with Sinhalayo, they should learn the language of the host nation. Learning Tamil by Sinhalayo is absolutely useless. If Tamils learn Sinhala, problem solved.
        Foreigners who go and settle down in UK learn English, in France they learn French, in Germany they learn German. So why can’t these foreign origin people learn the language of the indigenous majority. Is it because racist separatist GG Ponnambalam told them not to learn Sinhala and wait for the Dreamland Eelam that will never materialize.

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          Eagle Thaatha please explain who these native Chingkallams are. Half of them are descended from South Indian largely Thamizh immigrants who were imported into the island by the Portuguese and Dutch to do menial service work or work on the huge southern spic estates. The other half is a mixture of indigenous Dravidian Thamizh or semi Thamizh speaking tribes, largely living in the south central and western parts of the island who converted to Buddhism, who heavily intermarried and assimilated immigrants from the Indian mainland, again largely from the ancient Thamizh country( modern-day Kerala, Thamizh Nadu, southern Andhra, and Karnataka) and some from the Bengal/Odiihsa region of northeast India.

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            The Chingkalla language is a mixture of Thamizh, Pali, and Sanskrit, out of these three only Thamizh belongs to the region. The other two are from the plains of northern India. Therefore what is native about this? Chingkallam is a lovely language and very pleasant to listen to, as I was born and brought up in a predominantly Chingkalla suburb around Colombo. Therefore very used to Chingkalla speech, as from a small child I was brought up to be trilingual. Speaking Thamizh/English with my family, relatives, and certain friends and in Chingkallam to our servants and to many of my childhood friends. I studied Chingkallam up to the year 5 level. However, facts are stubborn, and knowing Chingkallam and Thamizh I can see how much Thamizh has influenced the Chingkalla language. Not only vocabulary but also the Chingkalla alphabet, grammar, syntax, and lexicon are purely influenced by Thamizh.

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              Pandi Kutti,
              “..please explain who these native Chingkallams are…”

              I have done that several times in this forum. If you did not understand, that is your problem.
              If you have time, learn the true history of Sinhalayo instead of trying to manufacture history as done in the Vaddukkodei Resolution.

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                What true history? The history that now Chingkalla Buddhist Fascists are now trying to create/concoct to claim the entire island for themselves?

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              Don’t you not think that Tamil we speak is a mixture of Sanskrit, various Prakrits, Sinhala, Portuguese, Dutch, English, Hindi, Malayalam and may be soon Chinese and Arabic to your joy.
              What fraction of Tamils can understand unaided one verse of ‘akanaanuuRu?

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                Even 30% of Sanskrit vocabulary is derived from Dravidian( Old Thamizh and Proto Thamizh and Munda) It grammar lexicon and syntax are purely based on Dravidian. Please research. Both Thamizh and Sanskrit borrowed words from each other, but Sanskrit also borrowed the Thamizh or Dravidian syntax, lexicon, and grammar. All languages borrow words but borrowing another language’s grammar, syntax and lexicon is a big thing. Malayalam is a derivative of middle Thamizh and most of its words are from the western Chera Middle Thamizh dialect. Originally Malayalam until the early 19th century meant the spoken western Chera Thamizh dialect. Sri Lankan Thamizh dialects still retain many words from old and middle Thamizh, which Malayalam has also retained but is now not used in the Indian Thamizh dialect. Thamizh is the mother of Malayalam and a mother cannot look like the daughter. It is the daughter who looks like the mother. Please post sense. There are words derived from Prakrit, ( as many Sri Lankan Thamizh also are descended from the immigrants who arrived from NE India) Portuguese Dutch, and English used in Sri Lankan Thamizh dialects not found in Indian Thamizh dialects. However definitely not from Chingkallam.

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                  Most people use low Thamizh, called Kodun Thamizh, which is described above. However, if high Thamizh called Chen Thamizh, is used or spoken it has hardly got any of these words derived from all these languages and is almost pure Thamizh. Large-scale use of low or Kodun Thamizh in many parts, and legalized by the rulers in these regions, only resulted in the evolution of Kannada, Telugu, even Chingkallam and lastly Malayalam languages. very soon a language called Tamilish( Thamizh and English) will soon evolve in large parts of Thamizh Nadu. If the authorities do not put a stop to this rot. Those days most Thamizh cinema songs were in beautiful poetical high Thamizh. Listening to them was a joy, as it was like listening to Thamizh poetry in high Thamizh composed to beautiful music. Now largely horrible music and Tamilish.

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      I am as always amazed by your logic.
      Carry on amusing.

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    Next Kazakhstan is going to be Sri lanka very soon. But, it could be named as chinakastaan controlled by Zi- ping, and others, whilst Rajapaksas would be charged for fraud , felony, nepotism, and cheating the Chinese regime, but the average Sri Lankans would feel free the least.

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      Pon Lanka ,

      Kazakhstan declared ” it is all over now .” Russian troops were called in
      and the protests moved back . On two occasions , Srilanka was offered
      Indian and Chinese support to defeat armed struggles . In 1971 the J V P
      saw , Indians came in to protect Sirimavo ! And then J R was given free
      “Parippu !” And governments changed only through ballots , so far no
      history otherwise ! I am sure , we are not going to create one either !
      A K D announced in public ” We are ready if people are ready .” Both the
      J V P and S J B are screaming to to get their slots booked in the next
      election , whichever comes first ! What is that ” we are ready if people
      are ready ? ” Not that cart is pulling the Bull ? What is S J B slogan ?
      ” People will come to the street ! ” Meaning , they won’t bring the people
      to the street ? Pathetic , isn’t it ?

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      PL
      Sweet dreams.

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    Desr HT/

    There are clear signs that the PEOPLE are slowly realizing how mlechcha the siblings of Rajapakse are. They were were misled by biased media for their comeback.
    .
    If u live in the country please talk to the very same peasants today/u ll experience it by urself..and I got to hear it from diaspora y day that they are so fed up of srilanka today only looking at the manner stupid Gota reacts today or just prevaricates in public forums/ some of them had come over to sl for casting their votes/ see how much the poor people have sacrificed. Most of them are unskilled workers from Italy/ Korea/and Arab countries. They kept much Hope’s on a person whose profile was created by giving a chance to fake perception through highly biased main stream media/ ironically the verg same media is compelled to clear the doubts today to very same audience without any shame
    Q
    Mara/Gota are no different, they are have acted against Sri Lanka’s interests so many times to favour China
    UQ.
    .
    “Post turtle” is the definition/ it s high time very same people to put Gota from its position to ground level/.
    .
    Enough is enough 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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      Thanks LM
      .
      I understand that Gota and Co. are getting ready to sell off much of the valuable government/national assets in Colombo at give-away prices to foreigners, in the name of raising Forex to save the country.
      .
      This looks too convenient to me!
      .
      It is starting to look as if the whole Forex issues are orchestrated to facilitate the emergency sale of choice properties for peanuts.
      .
      I wonder who the buyers are? Let me leave it to the imagination of our “Clever Sri Lankan Voters”
      .
      Moreover, the CID has started inviting outspoken journalists and Internet personalities for questioning.
      .
      Wonder what will be next?
      .
      The likes of the stupid eagle are ranting on from the comfort and safety overseas. How pathetic.

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        HT,
        Thank you as well.
        .
        why dont our yellow pets yet wake up from their ” hibernation mode ” ? How many more days would they be in their sleeping mode ?

        Are SRILANKEN yellow pets double standards ?
        .
        They ask for loans from China but missed the chance to go to IMF ?
        .
        They have yesterday downgraded us from C+++ to C

        With this being the reality, NOT a single PINGUTHTHAYA came forward to be vocal on today s auctions – if Ranil or CBK s govt discussed to lease country’s resources, the very same people along with powerful yellow pets would have gone day long protests.

        Not Ranjan Ramanayaka, but GOTABAYA and MARA should be jailed for the rest.
        If srilanken law and order would make miracles in the years to come, we could shed our last breath peacefully.
        :
        My wish is NPP/JVP to earn that might to do the job well,

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          Dear LM
          I have to agree you you 100%. Yellow pets are a most hypothetical and subjective bunch.
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          I think, Yellow pets maybe cashing in, on the situation, big time.
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          Mara family are buying their silence with cars and worldly things (bribes).
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          Yellow pets are the biggest stumbling blocks to our peace and progress. They mislead the people.
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          Then again could you blame them, most of them are there due to circumstance.
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          Wearing the robe becomes a career. So they give their allegiance to the highest bidder.
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          They stay relevant by fear-mongering, which is not difficult as the majority have low IQ’s. We believe everything as long as it is a yellow pet saying it.
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          Ultimately yellow pets interest is in politics, it is not Dhamma.
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          What they say and how they act is a disservice to Dhamma.
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          The solution to our problem would be to either flush out the yellow pets, learn dhamma on out own and practice true Buddhism or to not practice Buddhism at all.
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          The bitter truth is that ether way we have to get rid of the menace of the yellow pets.

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    soman

    ” Sun God took most of the rats to Nandikadal. “

    So you now agree it was not the Sinhala/Buddhist armed forces which won the war but it was your beloved Thamby Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan who won the war for the clan.

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