16 November, 2018

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As I See It, The Future Of Sri Lanka 

By Gamini Dullewe

Every one of the 6.2 mil who voted Yahapalanaya, is in a quandary why PM Ranil Wikremesinghe nor President Maithripala Sirisena, did not take to task the Rajapaksas for Murder and Fraud with an abundance of evidence displayed in the Media, for the last three and a half years. Majority is dismayed and is despondent, why the Rule of Law was not applied to any one of them, thus allowing them to go scot free. It is my belief, that some hand, very, very powerful, restrained them from taking any action against the Rajapaksas, let alone to convict them but even to try them. This is my  conclusion, that possibly, it is a foreign force that twisted the arms of the PM or the President or both of them, not to take any action.

This force is not difficult to be identified as that of China in whose Debt, Sri Lanka is trapped, after China invested heavily in this country under President MR, who expected to continue the business dealings, but for the sudden removal of MR from power in 2015, with a half a million majority voting  to end his term abruptly. It was no secret that China and Sri Lanka under Yahapalanaya, the relationship was not cordial as before, during the time of MR. Some projects that had commenced during MR’s time, were suspended and recommenced again after a lapse of time. Sri Lanka was selected by China under their Road and Belt programme currently in progress.

In addition to the construction of the Hambanthota Port and the Mattala Airport, China had shown interest in the East side terminal of the Colombo Port which is adjacent to the new Port City that is under construction by the Chinese. India too had shown interest in the East side Terminal, due to significant Chinese presence in Sri Lanka, as a counter measure to safeguard their interest in the region. To discuss issues, PM Ranil Wickremasinghe met up with Modi the Indian President a couple of weeks back. This action of RW seems to have obviously infuriated China to take quick evasive action, to negate the proposal of the East side Terminal being handed over to India. The result was the Constitutional crisis that was created when MR was appointed as the Defacto PM in order to stall the process, until MR consolidates his position to regain the lost Political power. Many were bewildered why MR suddenly decided on the onslaught, when there was an opportunity anyway, to topple the Yahapalanaya Govt. with the impending Budget just round the corner. The indecent hurry to usurp power even violating the Constitution is the direct result of Chinese involvement. 

If MR did wait for the Budget to topple the Yahapalanaya Govt., he certainly would not have been the care taker PM as RW would have held the post and the govt machinery, till the General Election that would be held under RW. This would not have suited the desired plan of China, fearing that MR would not secure a comfortable win, to fulfill the Chinese agenda. Therefore to be certain of a comfortable win at the general election, MR necessarily had to be the Care Taker PM. Hence the Constitutional Coup d’tate. Next week when the Parliament meets, one way or the other, if MR as PM is defeated and removed, the President will dissolve govt and call for a General Election in three months. However if the UNP can avert the govt being dissolved by the irate President and reinstall RW to continue as the legitimate PM, what I foresee is mere conjecture. Three months will give ample opportunity for MR to consolidate his position, to romp home with a landslide win at a general election as the caretaker PM. What he will do is what he has already announced with no economic working or plan, that he will bring the prices of fuel and essential commodities down immediately without even batting an eyelid. MR will even reduce the taxes. This would be made possible from the financial assistance that he will receive from China, may be as a very long term loan on easy interest or sometimes gratis.

People will heave a sigh of relief to enjoy the Christmas and the Sinhala & Tamil New Year. The $ will revert back to Rs. 160/-. MR will then appeal to the Sinhala Buddhist Patriotism and it will be an uphill task for the minorities to make a dent in his victory. Many will be very critical of RW for his style of governance and I feel the UNP will face an ignominious defeat, that none in the UNP could avoid such. This will result in RW leaving the Political arena and I wonder how long the UNP will take to recover if at all. MR after victory will consolidate his position with a two third majority to amend the Constitution once again to qualify, for him to contest the 2020 Presidential Election to become the President again with all powers restored to the post. The UNP will disintegrate with a Leadership crisis and fast lose appeal to the masses. MR will sit as President long enough till his son is ready to take over. The only impediment I see for this sequence of events to run off the rail, is a manmade calamity or a natural calamity. If not, a stable govt will continue for quite some time under MR, sans an Opposition.

The demography of the country will change after a while. There will be no demands from the Tamils for homelands, self-rule or separation, as issues will be addressed with an iron fist. Then the Sinhala chauvinists, backed by the Buddhist Sangha will also be put in place. It will no longer be an attraction, for the laity to take to robes, once the shackles of bondage that exists now of the poor masses, who don the robe merely to avoid poverty. When the living standards improve from the levels of poverty they are reduced to now, with more opportunity for them to engage otherwise, the present practice of mass ordination of poor children will cease. In place of the Sinhala Buddhist culture, we will have a Cosmopolitan culture with Mandarin being added to the existing Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher. There will be more money in rotation, that all will be busy involved in the process of development. 

Here I should mention that the West and India, the other stake holders of Sri Lanka, although diplomatically have not acknowledged MR as the new PM, will eventually have to. These Western forces with India was once involved in making MR the President in 2005, pulling the carpet under RW’s feet and presented the LTTE on a platter for MR to annihilate to end the war, after nurturing the LTTE for over 30 years. Currently they must be of the belief that they could wield diplomatic pressure with Travel adversaries and embargoes. It will matter very little to MR as China that has a population of over 1400 bil of which figure a 300 mil tourists leave every year on holiday. So if China decide for a 10% to be diverted here, will amount to 30 mil tourists, whereas the current number visiting our country is in the region of around just over 2 mil. Besides China will get more FDI to invest here to boost our economy that will result in a stampede from the Investors from the West not to miss out of opportunity. There will be more accommodation afforded to wealthy foreigners to settle down here to help the growing economy. All in all the masses will benefit. Then the masses will not care, if the Politicos rob or even kill any who defy them. All news will be censored. 

This is exactly how China was developed. In 1949 after Mao Zedong took control of China and renamed the country as The People’s Republic of China with a Communist ideology. The first thing they accomplished was to wipe out the Capitalists in the country and take over all Private sector owned Industry and property under State control. Here in Sri Lanka also in ’56, after SWRD Bandaranaike established a Socialist Govt., the cry was to wipe out Capitalism and Nationalize Private Enterprise. The situation in China did vary, compared to the Sri Lankan situation, where the former pursued Communism and Sri Lanka pursued Socialism. However in both countries the govts consisted of the Poor Politicians as the majority and after fifty years of them in governance, they have become the ultra rich in society today. Otherwise how can one account for China to have the highest number of Billionaires today, if they had pursued State ownership in preference to Private ownership? Today China has become a very rich country if not the richest in the world. China today has lent Loans to most countries from Africa to the Far East. China has invested in trillions of $ in the US, Europe, Australia. The latest country to enter China funding is Pakistan. It was only the other day there was a news item where China has opened three Police Stations in Nigeria. Chinese investment in real estate in most of the developed countries is alarming, indicating the strength of their hegemony. Here in Sri Lanka too, the Chinese debt trap will not spare us from their dominance and interference as, is very evident in the current Constitutional Crisis.  

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  • 28
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    I was in Sri Lanka recently….what struck me first was the number of Chinese people everywhere.
    there are sign boards in Chinese. Even sunday buffet lunch in major hotels serve Chinese food …Sri Lankan cuisines are limited and relegated to a corner.

    Mahinda sold the country to China and China wants him back as President… to buy rest of Sri Lanka

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      Rajash,

      You are indeed very observant. The fact is there are more Chinese now than there were British, Dutch or Portuguese during colonial times. In fact, if you look at the latest available statistics, Chinese would be the FOURTH largest group (after the Sinhalese, Tamils, Moors, and Indian Tamils). There are more Chinese in SL now than Malays and Burghers put together. The official statistics do not count them because they are guest workers. Well, they are here to stay. AND, as long as there are Chinese ‘projects’ they will grow. Many do jobs that Sri Lankans could, but Sri Lankans don’t get the jobs because they ‘cannot understand Chinese instructions’.

      They have us over a barrel!

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      Rajash,
      You are wrong. There are a lot more Indians than Chinese here, including the “Sinhalese” who came over not that long ago.

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      I don’t discount Chinese influence, but the best thing that SL could do is take up JR’s suggestion of the 1930’s and join India. Of course it would be divided into two states on language grounds, but after that it would be plain sailing.We could recoup all we have lost in 70 years of “sovereignty”. We would gain an independent civil service, judiciary, better education and doctors, cheap cars and food, a stronger rupee and a respected passport. We wouldn’t need to run away to Australia. The list is endless.
      I know the super-patriots will have a fit.

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        old codger
        In just 71 years of miserable so-called independence, thoughts are now on foreign shackles as the better alternative. The same mental frame or mind set would have prevailed in 1505 when the Portuguese came, or in 1638 when the Dutch came or in 1796 when the British came and in 1948 when the same British left.
        Never can we govern ourselves. The author has admitted this home truth forthrightly.
        Dr.Colvin R de Silva, as a student of History wrote decades ago about the fall of the Kandyan Kingdom in 1815 – “The Kandyans accomplished their own political doom”.
        Now Sri Lankans are accomplishing their own political doom.

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        old codger

        “I don’t discount Chinese influence, but the best thing that SL could do is take up JR’s suggestion of the 1930’s and join India.”

        Don’t you think in order to keep the (our own) smaller muggers at bay aren’t you inviting the bigger mugger (Hindia)? Anyhow, Hindians believe Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of Akhand Bharat.

        By the way do you have a family in India?

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          Native,
          “Don’t you think in order to keep the (our own) smaller muggers at bay aren’t you inviting the bigger mugger (Hindia)?”
          Yes, you get the idea.For example, would our “IGP” be saluting every fake “PM” if he knew that the real PM in Delhi would have him for dinner the next day? Or would that pygmy Premjayanth dare threaten the Speaker? Our systems and public officers are easily subverted because there is nobody to back them up, since the Brits left.
          “By the way do you have a family in India?”
          I spend a lot of time there , checking the rapidly improving toilet situation , by request of Somass, Eagle, etc.

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            Native,
            I have noticed that Sri Lankans who are generally fractious and unreliable at home do well abroad. This is because there is no doubt who the boss is. The same applies re. Indian muggers.
            Our economy prospered when there was free movement of people before 1947. We had skilled teachers, doctors, businessmen , and of course the labour of all kinds. Our people need some competition to get them going.

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        Why wont you go live in India?

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          Albert,
          For your info, there are 150,000 Sri Lankans in India who don’t want to come back. Among them are a lot of Sinhalese.
          The Indians are not running away in boats. But Sri Lankans are running away from this holy Sinhala Buddhist disaster.
          Having toilets is OK, but you must first eat if you want to use them.

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      Better to sell to China than Hindia…
      At least the Chines have the money, better culinary habits and better etiquette.
      And they don’t need to snatch even top end jobs from our inhabitants let alone sanitary jobs from our poor Dailts..

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        KAS,
        “let alone sanitary jobs from our poor Dailts..”
        They may have no toilets, but currently we have no pants and are having governmental diarrohea . Which is better?

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          KAS,
          “At least the Chines have the money, better culinary habits and better etiquette.”
          So you are a fan of roasted insects and broiled snakes. It’s not surprising that local Chinese restaurants have their signage only in Mandarin. If I was running one, I wouldn’t want any passing Somapala to know that my stock-in trade includes deep-fried dog testicles.
          I’ll take my thosai with sambar please.

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            old codger

            Kallathoni descendant KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere does not like fellow Tamil Nadu descendants of Kallathonies.
            However he believes Kallthonie Chinaman is better than South Indian kallathonie.

            Do you think when push comes to shove KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere will choose China as his mother country over India?

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        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

        You should stop sending your women folks to Medieval Middle East kingdoms instead send them to China because you believe Chinese have “the money, better culinary habits and better etiquette”. Your women folks will be washing Chinese toilets and clean the aging bums.

        Read the following excerpt:

        In search of women
        A distorted sex ratio is playing havoc with marriage in China
        A shortage of brides is bending Chinese society out of shape
        IN PI VILLAGE, on the outskirts of Beijing, a man in his late 50s who gives his name as Ren is mixing cement for a new apartment building. As he shovels, he gives an account of bride-price inflation. When he married, his parents gave his wife 800 yuan, which seemed like a lot. Twelve years ago one of Mr Ren’s sons married. His bride got 8,000 yuan. Recently another son married, and Mr Ren had to stump up 100,000 yuan ($15,000). He is likely to be mixing cement well into his 60s.

        economist.com
        23 November 2017

        Export your surplus women to China where they will earn a better pay, have better culinary habits and better etiquette.
        By the way many Chinese women are escaping from China and found to be indulging in the oldest profession while Chinese men are resorting to kidnap to own a women.

        Mahinda was the feudal chief of this island for nearly 10 years. You told us he had already sorted out all the problems.
        However, the following story appeared in April:

        Excerpt:
        Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf
        Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate to support families devastated by conflict will not fall pregnant
        Sophie Cousins
        The Guardian
        Fri 6 Apr 2018
        theguardian.com


        Are you the agent who is sending women with free air ticket and bottles of pills and demanding them to bring you Malt on their return?

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        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

        Mahinda was the feudal chief of this island for nearly 10 years. You told us he had already sorted out all the problems.
        However, the following story appeared in April:

        Excerpt:
        Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf
        Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate to support families devastated by conflict will not fall pregnant
        Sophie Cousins
        The Guardian
        Fri 6 Apr 2018
        theguardian.com


        Are you the agent who is sending women with free air ticket and bottles of pills and demanding them to bring you Malt on their return?

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        Sumane,
        We all know Chinese have money and Mahinda has Chinese money (may be Chinese second lady). That is why he now give 500Million dollars to MPs. How many dollars you got sofar?

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      When I lived there in 1986, there were no Chinese to be seen – until I went to a casino.

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    Picture of Mahinda in a cap looks like ‘SUPER MARIO’ leaving a whore house

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    It has been said before, and I will say it again; a curse on all our crooked, self-serving politicians. In particular the dumb majority who simply follow their latest power-hungry leaders. 90% of MP’s are fit for purpose. None will qualify for a normal job. The sooner that we can clear our political class of these devious bloodsuckers, the sooner we will be able to attract decent people to run our affairs.

    The country is going to the dogs and the present lot are playing power grabbing games.

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    People who wear green glasses always blind to other colours. They do not mind even if they lose everything for the green glass

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    This is completely believable. . The article reads like the plot of a Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum novel. An Indian friend working with me here was telling me something similar all this time but I did not take much notice of it. Now I know.
    .
    I explained the gist of the article to him and asked him why India is not taking any action. He says, India as a democratic country cannot do that. I think he is right.
    .
    Thank you Gamini, for a well thought out article.

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      It is just Srilankens in general very naive and get caught easily. Chinese wait like frog waitn for their prey to catch the poor countries. Angola today is struggling not being able to pay of their loans. They have built ghost cities in Angola by chinese.

      In Slanka if you woul talk to 100 you will get to know how poorly knowledgeble they are about anything. But also in the same time, seem to be suffering from complex as no other nations.

      They are just focusing on the surface values mostly. See, who on the earth would kick off to democratic values. Freedom of expression etc .. also not forgetting that the pay hikes that the Ranil’s govt brought in. However, press freedom had a bad effect since not much was passed to the villagers who are the marjority. Else, they have been able to bring several commissions and block UN resolution against the country. Tourists arrivals became more.. and all in all, there had been lot more transparency whatever they did. However that Bond scam and few other issues were not discussed enough. And Sirasa abused it to take a revenge on RW. There, they could do lot more..
      Sirisena was like a reptile. He abused SIRASA to promote his party, nevetheless Sirisena did not become popular. There, the most abusive Rajapkshes blessed and made use of the chance.
      Sajith could do lot more in leadersihp together with Ranil but he focused only on housing schmes. That was a mistake. Today, they dont want houses but work on popularity.

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    If this analysis is correct, it is Tit for Tat. In 2015, Western countries initiated the ‘Regime Change’ because they did not want a strong leader like Mahinda Rajapakse. They decided to get rid of Mahinda Rajapakse after he refused to listen to those two rascals who asked him to stop the war. Indians also jumped to that boat to prevent Chinese having a foot hold in Sri Lanka. It looks like all those efforts are in vain.
    —————————
    Bring more Chinese and chase the Hindians. Sri Lanka will be better off with more Chinese than Hindians from the neighbouring shit pit.

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    What an insult to the Great Yahapalana Leader Dr Ranil, who is the best mate of Singapore Bond Dealer and ex Royal mate Dr Mahendran….

    How can a China man twist this great man , Dr Ranil’s Arm ,when he is nesting in British Ambassador and US Amabassador’s suit pockets alternately of course…

    BTW, Wonder what happened to the Interrogation Reports of Dr Ranil’s F*****CID which summoned even Mrs Rajapaksa’s old Mother for doing deals with the Chinese and murdering innocent Muslim sports stars …

    Has that FCID boss still got his day joob?…
    Or is he in the TT looking after Dr Ranil?……

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    Why not call Sri Lanka is a Chinese colony now …so: let us make China our main land..;
    Why not annex Sri Lanka to main land?
    Is it true India keep quit if that happens..
    India might create one more LTTE if your thinking is right..
    Do not underestimate Indian .Tamil Nadu factors in Sri Lanka…
    Sri Lanka should not become a battle field for India – china fights ..
    US may use this to isolate Sri Lanka more .
    The more we go near to china the more we put the country under threat ..

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    Truth like good medicine is always bitter. First reaction is vomitish. When it is seen to work, it will be accepted though complainingly.
    “Tamil issues will be addressed with an iron fist” and “Then the Sinhala chauvinists backed by the Buddhist Sangha will also be put in place” as predicted by GD, seem heretical today but are among the vicissitudes of the morrow.
    Gamini Dullewe will live to see his prognosis unfold in less than 10 years. Soon thereafter – what GD has not mentioned – A DYNASTY will be in place.

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    If the writer is accurate the Sinhalese can finally heave a sigh of relief. A Chinese oriented government will bring in prosperity, order, discipline and unity to the people. Yes, there will be collateral damage, such as the Moslem not being able to make Lanka an Islamic Republic and the vile mob practices from many political parties being replaced by even eliminating the thugs. The Chinese have learned a lot from their revolution and they do have a special place for Lanka. The future governments of Lanka must led by strong men, not Wick the Wimp, or Sajit the low IQ mediocrite, but by men of fortitude, experience and insight such as Gotabya. Yes, Seven Eleven experience in America counts and I am sure if he did run a Seven Eleven, it was one of the best run stores. That is preferable to life time politicians such as Wick or Sajit.

    The Chinese century or multiple centuries will also eventually end. Lanka will still be there and there will be a semblance of what is quintessential Lanka in the distant future country as well. Lanka must play the global power game correctly, and while empires rise and fall, Lanka should adjust to the powers that come and go and be malleable. That is the only way. In fact, the ascendance of China may well be the only thing that can save Lanka from the Moslem majority, Jihadi apocalypse that is waiting around the corner in next 10-20 years if the Lankan Moslem population continues to explode at the current rate.

    My thoughts are with the Lankan people, the Sinhala villager, the innocent children with wide smiles, curiosity and truly friendly demeanor. I wish Lanka well and I hope the Rajapaksa era will be the best thing for Lanka. Of course, the incompetent children of Mahendra should not be allowed to ape around like they usually do. I hope their uncle Goatbya will see to that.

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    “Why not call Sri Lanka a Chinese colony now?”
    There was once a British colony named Hong Kong, which like the Chinese-built port on the south coast of Sri Lanka, was leased for 99 years. The Chinese have replicated that arrangement, so that Sri Lanka will have Chinese territory abutting its own, just as British Hong Kong abutted China. Well done, MR.

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    It was China who ousted Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe in 2017 after he tried to amend laws, to reduce their access to the mineral deposits in the country. It was China who gave Mugabe the backing to evict English land owners back in 2000. The deal was that they would have unrestricted access to strip mine the country off its gold, diamonds and other precious minerals. Mugabe was rewarded with personal fortunes for it but the country began to rot! When Mugabe finally decided to try and stop it, he was thrown out just like that!
    Sri Lanka take note!

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    KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

    You should stop sending your women folks to Medieval Middle East kingdoms instead send them to China because you believe Chinese have “the money, better culinary habits and better etiquette”. Your women folks will be washing Chinese toilets and clean the aging bums.

    Read the following excerpt:

    In search of women
    A distorted sex ratio is playing havoc with marriage in China
    A shortage of brides is bending Chinese society out of shape
    IN PI VILLAGE, on the outskirts of Beijing, a man in his late 50s who gives his name as Ren is mixing cement for a new apartment building. As he shovels, he gives an account of bride-price inflation. When he married, his parents gave his wife 800 yuan, which seemed like a lot. Twelve years ago one of Mr Ren’s sons married. His bride got 8,000 yuan. Recently another son married, and Mr Ren had to stump up 100,000 yuan ($15,000). He is likely to be mixing cement well into his 60s.

    economist.com
    23 November 2017

    Export your surplus women to China where they will earn a better pay, have better culinary habits and better etiquette.
    By the way many Chinese women are escaping from China and found to be indulging in the oldest profession while Chinese men are resorting to kidnap to own a women.

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    The writer may be in secnadery mental degreadion been thinking about China influence .if he true ,India no longer silence on China in nebouring countries specially in Indian Ocean .tamils are not influenced on China wealth and final outcome will be another Indira style of intervention to the north in the country.No country in world survived by China wealth .the so called caretaker government of MS/MR will bring only misery and no fortune .

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    The Rajapaksas managed successfully, to frighten MS with the story of the planned assassination to take MS in to their confidence. It was their mole DIG Nalaka Silva poured forth the assassination plot with the help of RAW, to Namal Kumara the Police informant knowing very well that the call was recorded. Thereafter Namal Kumara started to spill the beans and Nalaka Silva was quite aware that the voice will match his and be arrested for a short time till MR and party do the rest to secure power for Nalaka Silva to walk free in the end for a good reward. Otherwise just imagine an IGP talking over a phone to assassinate the President? God help where is the IQ of our people, both the educated and the uneducated?

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      Have you taken your medication this morning?

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    When will there be a separate homeland in the North East for ALL Tamil speaking people irrespective of their religion, caste or the date of arrival who are presently scattered across the island. The problem is
    NONE of them are prepared to MOVE into and LIVE there. Bad luck.

    Soma

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      For argument’s sake, let us assume the Chinese manage to take over our politicians by manipulation – a game in which their experience goes well over 5,000 years. They are now filthy rich although this wealth is, yet, not equitably distributed within China – although they have made gains in this regard to benefit the lower rungs. They have sufficient resources to change the political landscape in any country in the B&R Initiative (the former name being String of Pearls)

      In the event of a Chinese “takeover” who will be the biggest losers here? It could well be the Buddhist clergy who have enjoyed enormous influence and power for centuries in the island. More so in the post-1956 era. Let us not forget how they (Chinese) deal with the Buddhist clergy in Tibet. Let our King-maker Buddhist priests of the Elle Gunawanse and Gangaramaya Podi Hamuduruwo variety be warned if Chinese influence grows uncontrolled levels here these priests and their ilk will lose not only their power – but much more.

      F.N. Stein

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        Commenting on the thoughts of Frank Stein, my thoughts go back to the time the Chinese army divided Tibetan Buddhist society into two wings – one owing allegiance to the Dalai Lama and the other to Panchen Lama – the latter being the Chinese favourite. Our Buddhist hierarchy is already divided into more than two factions. If it comes to that the Chinese will, over a period of time, divide our different Chapters and Mahanayakas to suit their political needs. This can create great confusion, division and disorder in the country.

        ADJP

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      somass

      “When will there be a separate homeland in the North East for ALL”

      Leave the worrying to Hindia and start worrying about your Sinhala/Buddhist mutant homeland for the fascist in deep, deep, deep ……………..south.
      Be aware, you will be sharing the mutant homeland with Dayan, Wimal Sangili, Champika, ….. the clan, ….

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        Hinduthwa Imprialists.

        We Sinhalese are the Dalits of Indian Colonial Parasites.

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    A.D.J. Perera

    “If it comes to that the Chinese will, over a period of time, divide our different Chapters and Mahanayakas to suit their political needs. “

    Leave the worrying to Dr Mahinda Rajapaksa, being a clever smart patriot who will divide the Chinese into several factions and then defeat Chinese army.

    As to our Chapters and Mahanayakas, hope and pray the Chinese take them away to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to fight the Muslims.
    The Chinese will put them to good use.

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    Our problems are the same as other Indian Colonies of the Indian Empire.

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    Thats why PM had everything in place to eradicate Rajapaksas, Buterlanda style, using state’s secrete service. Unfortunately Namal Kumara chuck the spanner in

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    Who care of the cat is black or white as long as it kills the mouse? Bring in not only Chinese, bring in even Pygmies if they have deep pockets.

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    Dalit please do not use India for comparison. India had Kalam and Manmohan who may be not be remembered as politicians but will be remembered for their services in uplifting the country. Now who did you have in Lanka. Bandas / Senanayakas / JR/RW / Rajapaksas ?????That is why India will soon be the fifth largest economy. More than any thing , today except for China, India is the Asian Giant treated with respect as a major stake holder in international arena, If not US,UK, Russia and China will not be sitting with them on a table.Did you follow the recent UN Security Council voting Also FDI from all over the world is flowing into India because they want to be part of the bumper..One of the few country expected to show significant progress in GDP ( more than 5 %) in coming 5 to 10 years.Lanka belongs to Trumps shit list . So please pick one from the list for comparison, say Somalia, Yemen, Venezuela or North Korea. Is that enough or you need more???

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    Rajapaksha and his supporters of patriots are well equipped to take the country to up trend. I do not find anything wrong ,SL got majority of financial aids from china as most of other developing countries do.
    Most of these aids were invested on developing the country’s infrastructure which was ruined for 3 decades due to LTTE terrorism. All government s before 2005 , ruined the country at the shadow of terrosm , at converted the war to a business while LTTE , gradually became the most powerful and cruval terrorist organisation of the world and went to the extent of bombing very important places of the country using their own planes.
    No wonder general public of SL start worshipping Mahinda R. for giving them a country to live.
    But under the shadow of the popularity of Mahinda , some of his government ministers start misuse the power their personnel gain and wealth.
    At the end they are the people went against him at the presidential elections of 2015.
    Now they are with former PM ( till last week) and start robbing the country including the central bank of Sri Lanka , by selling billions worth of treasury bonds at a high interest rates to their allies. From these corruptions country could not survive and economy went down till 3 from 7 plus for the last 4 years.
    It is high time the president decide to remove the R. Wickramasinghe from the premier , when the Criminal investigation found PM was involved to assassinate the president.
    According to Sri Lanka constitution , PM s removal is legal and still former PM has time to go to supreme court and get his post back.
    But he knows he does not get his desired verdict from Supreme court as all is done according to the constitution.

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    Gamini Dullewe wonders as to why “……….. PM Ranil Wikremesinghe nor President Maithripala Sirisena, did not take to task the Rajapaksas…….”.
    Our Hobson’s choice was being whittled down to two and there was this ‘Mafia understanding’ not to go too hard on each other.
    Why was ‘Rule of Law’ never applied? Because both sides agreed that this was the way to govern.
    Gamini goes on” ……. It is my belief, that some hand, very, very powerful, restrained them from taking any action……..”.
    The coup changed it all. By the way do you agree that we have had a coup?
    Gamini speculates “This force is not difficult to be identified as that of China in whose Debt, Sri Lanka is trapped………”.
    Not fair at all! Right now local money is being used – or so some of us, lay-Lankans, believe.
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    The coup was fortunately bloodless but use of exotic words like ‘crisis’ and the like smells hypocrisy.

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