16 August, 2022

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Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Bought Over By DPL Post To Niece

Serious doubts have been cast on Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and his political agendas to support Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming elections with the revelation that his niece has been given a political appointment to the Sri Lanka embassy in Paris.

Ruwani Cooray, niece of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has not passed the foreign service examination nor been recruited to the foreign service through any accepted procedure. However she has been appointed as the second secretary to the Sri Lanka Embassy in France.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Mahinda and ShiranthiRuwani does not have any relevant qualifications for this appointment other than her relationship to the Cardinal. Earlier Ruwani Cooray was posted to the Sri Lanka Mission in Manila, Philippines on the request of the Cardinal. With the significant role played by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith to ensure the visit of his Holiness the Pope to Sri Lanka his niece has now been given a more opulent posting in Paris.

“The visit of the Pope has been a key political gimmick of the Rajapaksa candidacy which hopes to swing many catholic votes it had lost during the years due to the anti- minority, extremists elements within its ranks. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith who is a close confidant of Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured the government that he will deliver on the promise of the Pope’s visit despite the Pope’s very clear policy that he will not visit a country within two months of an election being declared.” a member of Cardinal Ranjith’s inner circles told Colombo Telegraph.

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    Everyone has a price. Well, finding that price and a way to deliver it… that’s the challenge.

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      Published on Dec 16, 2014

      University Teachers for Social jutice Supports to Maithripala Sirisena Dambara Amila Thero

      But Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Bought Over By DPL Post To Niece . The modern Indulgences…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYIfnJDcZh0

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        Come on, we dont want this rubbish references you idiot!

        Keep us updated about the “Common Cents Leaflet”.

        How far up your tube is it now? Will anyone ever pull it out?

        You stinking blob on humanity. Bring back Taraki.

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      Sadly, Satan has got the good Cardinal by his short and curly!

      Malcolm Ranjith is just another man in religious garb. Catholic by day and rogue by night. And he comes cheap too!

      Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      “Everyone has a price.”

      This must be the new abolish executive presidency, bring back rule of law gang’s new ethic!

      That is why they have been caught with Rs 153 million worth of American shit dollars and Swiss franks. Daham putha’s in-laws are running away to Singapore. But they will be brought back. Maaru Sira has not explained where the money came from. But the CID has the info.

      Abolishing ep is off the agenda now. Sobhita hamuduruwo is in a deep slumber. Sajith P has gone back to H’tota.

      They try to establish rule of law with bribe taking Muslim thugs who assault judges, like Bathaurdeen.

      Looks like the “Everyone has a price” theory has not worked beyond “Maaru Sira”!

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        Poomail

        “They try to establish rule of law with bribe taking Muslim thugs who assault judges, like Bathaurdeen. “

        It didn’t start with bribe taking Muslim thugs in fact it started under JR’s Dharmista UNP regime, stones were pelted at Supreme Court Judges houses.

        What is your problem?

        What this clearly shows is that the chosen race Aryan Sinhala/Buddhists does not give two hoots about law and order.

        Please ask sach, nuisance and wathie about how best to manage law and order. It seems you too have the same script writer.

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    Everyman has his price – even those who wear the ‘cloth’ of office in the establishment which is supposed to transcend politics and human rights to preach the message of peace to all humans to lead them to the “eternal life”.
    What price hypocrisy?

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      justice

      RE: Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Bought Over By DPL Post To Niece

      “eternal life”. What price hypocrisy? Modern Indulgences by MaRa and the Cardinal…

      Rewards and Indulgences

      “Ruwani does not have any relevant qualifications for this appointment other than her relationship to the Cardinal. Earlier Ruwani Cooray was posted to the Sri Lanka Mission in Manila, Philippines on the request of the Cardinal. With the significant role played by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith to ensure the visit of his Holiness the Pope to Sri Lanka his niece has now been given a more opulent posting in Paris.:

      Background to
      Against the Sale of Indulgences
      by Martin Luther
      by Jim Jones, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (c.2012)

      http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his101/web/37luther.htm

      Definitions

      canon law: rules made by councils of prelates of the Catholic church (distinct from rules found in the Bible, like the Ten Commandments)

      Diet of Worms: a Catholic court that met in the German city of Worms and confirmed Martin Luther’s excommunication in 1521

      indulgence: a pardon for certain types of sin. The Catholic Church sold indulgences in the late medieval period, and their sale motivated Martin Luther to present his “95 Theses.”

      Martin Luther: German monk who questioned the leadership and theology of the Catholic Church in 1517. His questions provided the basis for the Protestant Reformation.

      John Tetzel: monk who sold indulgences in Germany in 1517 for Albert of Hohenzollern (a German noble) and Pope Leo X. That triggered Martin Luther’s posting of the “95 Theses” in Wittenburg.

      Wartburg: German castle owned by Frederick “the Wise,” To avoid execution for his questioning of the papacy, Martin Luther hid there from 1520-1521, and used the time to translate the New Testament of the Christian Bible into German.

      Wittenburg: university town where Martin Luther studied, became a professor, and posted his “95 Theses” in 1517, thereby challenging Catholic teaching and leadership

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      justice

      RE: Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith Bought Over By DPL Post To Niece

      Tissa Attanayaka lies too and he is the current Health Minister bought by MaRa for Rs. ??????

      [Edited out]

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        Don’t judge others by your own stinking standards gandaya.

        Explain where “Maaru Sira” got his 153 Million worth US dollars and francs.

        Its Fonseks’s gift of 50 mil US$ from Robert Blake story all over again.

        P. B. Jayasundera will thank the uppity fool who wants to be president for the contribution to the national coffers. A lengthy jail term awaits Maaru Sira after January 8.

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          Gandaya Koon

          Any Chinese Yuans? Only as loans? Only for MaRa?

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    Had this Cardinal been guided by the Holy Spirit, a person of of ill repute like MR’s audience with the Pope could not have been made possible. It appears this Cardinal had succumbed to the temptations by Satan. It clearly shows in which direction the hierarchy of the RC Church in SL is heading. This does not augur well for the RC Church in SL.

    This Demon MR is so devious he not only bribes politicians, he also knows how to bribe the Clergy. Any association with the Pariah is anathema.

    I always suspected that this Cardinal was working hands in glove with MR the Autocrat. Now my suspicions have been confirmed.

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      How did the modern Dutu Gemunu Kudu Mervin, an established Drug-trafficker, manage to get an audience for him and his wife with His Holiness the Pope and enter the portals of the Vatican???

      Backlash

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    IF indeed this IS TRUE then he is a rascal in robes! His Holiness the
    Pope is on a path of reform and this is one reform he must undertake –
    eliminate this rascal in robes for trying to over ride the Pope’s
    very clear stated policy and thus muddy the water for His Holiness!
    Sure, this man in robes can vote any which way he wants which is his right, but to use his robes/position to help misguide his ‘flock’ by using the good office of His Holiness the Pope in his scheme is most heinous! Most caring members of his ‘flock’ must enlighten His Holiness
    the Pope about this!
    What strange bedfellows politics does make !!#$%^!

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      Rest assured that the Vatican are keeping a close eye on developments in SL. This is another nail in the Rajapaksa/Sri Lanka coffin. We should all feel ashamed at what is being done in OUR names. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has sailed too close to the wind on one occasion too many.

      Good God, never mind our enemies, save us from our own.

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        This cry must be coming straight from Kiri mandala Mawatha HQ of the anti-Christs.

        Down with them.

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    This is bad news if the information is correct. The catholic church and its followers are supposedly carry on the principles laid down by Christ. The cardinal who is the head of the R.C.Church, also behaves in a manner like ordinary politicians, it would not be good for the church in Srilanka.

    There was always suspicion in the minds of the catholics as to why the church heirachy is not appraising Vatican regarding the sudden elections arrangements which is to be held just 5 days before the arrival of the Pope who is the head of the R.C. church representing more than 1.2 billion
    People and how unpleasent would it be if some uneasy situation prevailed at the time of his visit.

    The ordinary catholics understand the practical situation in the country and would not be disappointed if the visit is postponed but would lose all the faith on heirachy of the church if vatican is not properly advised without any bias.
    It is not too late to act and upto the Bishops promptly advise vatican so that they would not be put into any inconvenience.
    Q

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    MR namesake MR (Malcolm Ranjit) is and always been attracted to power and it’s benefits,climbed up the ladder via cardinal politics,does not practice what Pope Francis said to his Curia the other day.

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    What I guessed in my earlier comment some time back has come true. Cardinal has been purchased by Rajapakse and I am sure when Mahinda Rajapakse visited Vatican he would have definitely donated many millions to Vatican and that must be the reason why Pope changed the age old practice of not visiting a country just before or immediately after a national election. I had so much of respect for the Pope which has now gone down the drain.

    The Catholics in Sri Lanka, after their churches being attacked by Rajapakse supporters consider this Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith as a true follower of Christ have to feel ashamed for what he has done. Cardinal is following the age old practice of being purchased for power and money shame on you Cardinal Malcolm
    Ranjith.

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    Brilliant Rajapksa, Pliant Malcolm Ranjith twisted in the winds. Catholics salute. Will they vote ? Pope or no Pope.

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      “”Will they vote ? Pope or no Pope. “

      Too cat Ta coot

      If they vote right you become Cannibal

      If they vote left you become Cannibal

      The middle is Mugabe Loves them Werewolves.

      Africa their Lying Loins meet the Lion-
      mahawamse style Werelion’s- homeland.
      There they learn real baila culture.

      On the 9th of January all are destined to become Cannibal.

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        Good point Javi.

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    Don’t blame the Sinhala cardinal. Just like most others, he has sought to bring prosperity to his own kith and kin, even though it has been at the cost of promoting evil. The person to blame is the Pope, a shameless chameleon, willingly giving the high moral ground to a merciless murderer Mahinda Rajapaksa. There is no way he can plead ignorance of the evil ways of Mara.

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    Where is BODHU BALA SENA ?.

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      Switched off by their handlers to be switched on post election, if Rajapaksa wins.

      Pliant Malcolm Ranjith, sides with Rajapaksa to protect the Catholics and their Churches from getting hammered, buying time, from the inevitable.

      As an offering to Sun God, he places Muslims and other Christians at the alter.

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      BODU BALA SENA has lost to the cardinal Ranjith through the Rajas ,so where are the real buddists?
      The real ones are silent followers of the Buddha,the fakes are the followers of the BBS and the Rajaas.
      Now we can see the difference.
      BBS must give answers .
      How can the catholics ask their sins to be forgiven by the cardinal when he himself is not free of sins.

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    Whether men of God, have a higher divine station or rightly credited with superior powers of cognition are all open to question.

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    ‘Man of Faith’ caught with his hand inside the cookie jar??

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      Hi Fazl ,

      saw you asking the most appropriate question from Ranil during the Q & A session at the business forum , well done ! but Ranil tried to down play the seriousness of your question by merely dismissing it , but the question remains unanswered as of today and every single patriot keep asking the same question over and over again , hope some one will come up with a sensible strategy !

      Take care Fazl.

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        :)

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    Now there are two million dollar questions. 1. Will the Cardinal deny this allegation. ? 2, Will the Christians fall prey to the politricks of the Cardinal ( if it is true)

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      Well the facts are correct.Cardinal can go to hell but the Catholics in this country will know who to support

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    In the name of anti elitism, this modara kolla cardinal joined devil MR to rob the poorest of poor and live in luxury. Cardinal made Mahinda to Request a Cardinalship for SL during his first Vatican visit, which cardinal arranged through the corrupts in Vatican. MR made 3 visits to Vatican, all due to evil cardinal and his corrupt contacts in Vatican. Make a cardinal’s luggage check, world would be in a shock.

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    THE POPE SEEMS TO HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM RANJITH’S PLOY TO HELP HIS FRIENDS, THE PRESIDENT & THE FIRST LADY?

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    Cardinal now under evil spirits

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    MRs villagers have been trapped to vote him however this will not apply
    to Catholics, specially as they can guage the political moves of the
    Cardinal. This act alone will put them off voting MR a 3rd Term. This
    is a reasonable possibility.

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    ”Cardinal Malcom Ranjith is a close confidant of Gotabaya Rajapaksa ….”:

    in December 2012 the Cardinal accompanied Gotabaya Rajapakse to Mannar to tell the fishermen of Mullikulam displaced since 2007 that they should accept what they were offered by the govt and to take him as a guarantor.
    What were they offered in place of their land near the sea?
    Land far away from the sea!

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    I have a problem with the news. For arguments sake let us take that Ruwani Cooray is a niece of the Cardinal and that she was posted to Manila and Paris by the powers that may be without being absorbed to the Foreign Service. The return? Pope’s visit to Sri Lanka. But will all that alter the voting pattern of the average Catholic Family? It is no secret that some hint usually comes from the pulpit prior to any election. But under present conditions can even such message be delivered to the church-goer? In my humble opinion the average voter has made up his mind by now.

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      that is not the point here , Cardinal MR’s actions ! is this the standard one can expect from such a holy person ?

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        I, for one, will not accept that there are so called respectable persons today. Everyone is mundane. The watch-word is “YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH YOURS”. One could say that the lady in question is a relative mine but I never asked for favours and she came from the back door because she got in through so and so.

        Even if the favour was asked and granted, in my opinion it is useless.

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    Everyone is attacking the Cardinal. If he asked for his unqualified niece’s appointment, then yes he deserves to be criticised and even lambasted as in this column.

    But did the Cardianl ask for this improper appointment? Or perhaps his niece got it on her own, or through other people’s influence or perhaps Rasjapakse thinks that by offering this appointment he can get the Cardinal on his side.

    There are many such possibilities. There is nothing in the article to show that the Cardinal was involved in any way in this appointment.

    Unless we are sure that the Cardinal asked for this appointment, we must hold our tongues.

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      Dr. Hoole,

      I appreciate your giving the benefit of the doubt to the Cardinal.
      But in sponsoring a Papal Visit, that the regime calculated more to their political advantage and to take place a few weeks before the PE, particularly in a violence-prone country don’t you think the Cardinal risked his own neutrality. He now risks the very life of His Holiness
      unless a last minute cancellation comes into the fore.

      Backlash

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      Oh Mr Hoole, you pretend to be so naive! Of course there are possibilities aplenty, but the public would expect that a person of the Cardinal’s profile should know better than to accept ANY favour real or implied from this evil demon with a kurakkan sash around his unholy neck.

      If his niece was qualified and went through an expected vetting process, then no one should have any bone to pick if she was selected, but according to the article, she wasn’t and didn’t. Under such circumstances, and with the huge array of anecdotal evidence of misdeeds in the EAM, it is manifestly reasonable for the public to assume that some jiggery-pokery has happened to allow her to win such a prestigious diplomatic posting in a prime location.

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      People wouldn’t be attacking the Cardinal if he had raised his voice against injustices against minorities, the impeachment of the Chief Justice, the 18th amendment, the rampant corruption and moral decay all around him.

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        Agnos,

        Communalism in the country has become so corrosive even the respected Catholic clergy has succumbed to its perversive influence. The Tamil Bishops and Catholic priests pleaded for, resisted – and indeed have made the supreme sacrifice by the dozens – defending their people in the face of military crimes and against State-sponsored genocide. The Sinhala Catholic Bishops and many of their priests preferred to ignore the issue, except for a minor squirm here and there. There were exceptions from the Sinhala Protestant clergy – like that humane Bishop Lakshman Wickremasinghe.

        Backlash

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      Even if we give the benefit of the doubt to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and assume that he had not requested this favour, then he should clear his name and write to the editor with factual information without delay. This is a disgrace to the Church and the entire Catholic community in Sri Lanka. But on the other hand if you look back at the recent events in connection with the Papal visit, which was officially announced on the web site of the Colombo Archdiocese on 29th July this year. Here again, while this notice quoting the Press Office of the Holy sea announced “Welcoming the invitation from the civil authorities and of the Bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Voyage to Sri Lanka from 12th to 15th January”. However, after our President’s visit to Vatican, the same web site changed this version while the official notice continues the earlier position even to date, to support the government’s version of “President officially invited the Pope to visit Sri Lanka” during his visit and even the Vatican’s official statement consequent to the President visit however, did not say anything about President’s Official invitation. Besides if you read Anuradhapua Bishop Andradi’s recent statement to the media it is very clear, that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is politically biased towards the President for unknown reason. Therefore it is not totally incorrect to assume that this is the reason.

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      Fair enough and the benifit of doubt is granted, but his behaviour and conduct is always suspicious.

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    Can some Catholic dignitaries other than the Cardinal convey these concerns to the Vatican? This is not the first time the cardinal has sided with one party. Even on Tamil issue, he never guided the Government in the past. Whenever he made/ was asked to make comments, he always spoke some thing other than justice. World over the people are awaken to the past sins committed to the kids and women by the few catholic priests. It is going to be a big SIN, if MR won the election due to Pope Visit and Cardinal will have to answer to Vatican.
    Nanthan

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    Is he a cardinal?

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    MaRa is even capable of inviting him for a 3sum……….to win the election.

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    Has the Cardinal sold his soul to the Devil?A Cardinal Sinner?

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    There is no winning in Sri Lanka in Mannar the Rt.Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph stuck with his flock irrespective of religion and helped the poor an destitute for years and asks nothing in return for him self and you call him a Tiger.

    Cardinal has stood by Colombo and defended the country by his actions and inactions protecting war criminals but no one had a problem. This post also says that his niece was posted to Manila prior to Paris which means this did not happen during the last few months. So why all this fuss now defaming the office of the Cardinal?

    This is like the CC saying he is open to international involvement to investigate the current govt looting but will not allow investigation of war crimes and hold the criminals accountable.

    You guys are a bunch of hypocrites no wonder the country is going down the drain.

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    Cardinal sin………ha ha Catholics know about this better than any one else.

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      His Cardinal error was he played a bipartisan political role far too
      openly in a snake pit of unprincipled politics. Forgive him, Father in Heaven, for he knows not what he does.

      Backlash

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    I feel so despondent at this latest act of treachery by someone who should know infinitely better and should be above petty materialistic favours and mammon.

    Shame on you, you bogus Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, you have disgraced your cloth. You should be practicing humility and piety, and be setting a far better example to your disciples.

    For shame, shame and more shame.

    Perhaps you should take a couple of hours off and watch this debate to get a better feel for what clever people already know about the Catholic church – it could have been you, you know, in that chair instead of that shame-faced cardinal from NIgeria who had little to say in defence of the church and all it has done over the millenia to screw the people.

    The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World (2-hour version) – with Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn0tPRjVBvw

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    MaRa is even capable of inviting him for a 3sum……….to win the erection.
    Obviously Shiranthi is from a catholic background…Also MaRa willingly sacrifice Shiranthi at the alter to be erected a third time as he has the young chicks like hirunika, sandhamaali etc,etc to please anyway!!
    Catholics are not christians..please don’t confuse matters..

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    …too funny…too funny…tooo fuuuneeee. Cardinal. Church. Christians. The cock crows thrice!

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    Obviously the Elite , and the Anglicans of the UNP are becoming desperate…

    Can CC Sira deliver the PM post to un winnable Ranil?..

    Is it worthy of these Elite and the Anglicans to go after the Chief of the Catholic Church in Srilanka , because the Cardinal didn’t endorse Sira ?..

    Catholic community to day are 90 % Sinhala rural , poor inhabitants.

    These Catholics suffered as much or even worse than the Sinhala Buddhists under the LTTE.

    They were barred from their most sacred site Madhu for three decades by Prabakaran, the Reverend in London and his deputy Surendran who are the main ally of the UNP London.

    Sira and his MY Three partners are pissed off that the Pope wasn’t stopped by the Cardinal.

    It is no wonder now they have crawled in to the gutter .

    Who would have thought the Elite and the Anglicans would stoop to this level?.

    Are these the people who are going to give our inhabitants Good Governance without Commissions?…

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