13 December, 2018

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Austin To Be Replaced By Another Fernando As President’s Secretary

Austin Fernando‘s short stint as the Secretary to the President Maithripala Sirisena is set to end soon with high-ranking Sirisena aides actively looking for a replacement, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Hemasiri Fernando

Austin fernando

The likely candidate is current chairman of People’s Bank, Hemasiri Fernando one time Secretary to Sirimavo Bandaranaike who also held chairmanships at Sri Lanka Telecom and Airport and Aviation Authority.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Fernando has been approached by senior Presidential Aide Shiral Lakthilaka regarding this appointment.

Austin Fernando, who is currently in Austria on a special assignment on behalf of President Sirisena, when contacted said that he is unaware of such a move.

It is unknown whether relations between the President and the Secretary have soured, but observers point out that that the ban on the website lankaenews was imposed during a previous visit to Austria by Austin Fernando who is also the Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

Coincidentally, the move to block the television station TNL after it aired a programme criticising Sirisena also happened when Austin Fernando was in Austria.

According to sources close to President Sirisena, Austin has already tendered his resignation.

Sirisena appointed Fernando as a presidential adviser on 15 January of2015. He was thereafter appointed Governor of the Eastern Province on the 27th of January 2015. He resigned in order to become Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka on the 1st of July 2017.

When contacted Lakthilaka said, “Hemasiri wanted the post of defence secretary and he is not interested in the post of the Secretary to the President.” He also confirmed that there is no issue between the President and Austin. “Austin is still the Secretary to President,”he said. Lakthilaka also said “call the ‘lokka’ (the President) for further clarification”. Colombo Telegraph then pointed out that neither Sirisena nor his media staff responded to our queries.

Hemasiri was not available for comment.

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  • 33
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    Ammata Siri ! This guy is benefiting from all governments. He ran the Olympic Committee for 20 years ! Now not only we don’t win any medals in international meets, in most sports we don’t even qualify to participate in the sport. That is how low our standards have fallen

    . What will happen to Presidents Office ? Sleaze and boot licking will become standard practice. Can this man even draft a simple letter of condolence?

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      Leave ammata ( the sake of mother) aside, please try to see it right.

      Nothing will happen, the kind of changes deem necessary not to see the way former ALL mighty MR did allow anything and everything to his abusive SECRETRAY – if you guys can go back to his days, so, please think that way.
      Just to criticise as some low lives would do, can only mislead this appalled nation to all ends.

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      Sir,
      Our stinking Republic has been a recycling plant for executive, legislative, judicial and administrative garbage of this sort for decades. We did not become that “Land like no other” for no reason. Where our “Miracle of Asia” is said to be still “A Developing Country”. After 70 years of “governance” by above mentioned “Corrupt Merchants of Filth”.
      Cheers!
      PS: All the while, “STUPID CITIZENS” have been turning a BLIND EYE” to all the filth around them. As long as they get to enjoy a few breadcrumbs. Falling off the table of the corrupt. So long they get to peddle PETTY racism and religious INTOLERANCE from their own corners of self-pity. Be they Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslims. All the same retards. Untouchable MEETHOTAMULLA GARBAGE MOUNTAIN is nature’s wrath against you IDIOTS. For destroying one of the planet’s most attractive pieces of real estate you were blessed with. Garden of Eden, Beautiful Sri Lanka. YOU NEVER DESERVED HER! NONE OF YOU! NO ONE!

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        Ben Hurling

        Are you crying for Austin Fernando or for the stupid people of this island?
        Austin Fernando will find his way into next government. Don’t you know the state has a huge revolving door for people like him?

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        Ben Hurling,

        ” Be they Sinhalese, Tamil or Muslims. All the same retards”

        You got it right for sure! There is support, with mean IQ’s around 79 for the Paras.

        National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

        https://photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

        The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

        Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

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      kolla

      You missed one more thing.
      The average number of genuine athletes participate in Olympics has been less than ten persons. The average number of entourage attending Olympics on state expense is usually 150 or more, including mistresses of minister and officials in addition siblings of the mistresses.

    • 6
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      I NOMINATE SPEAKER KARU JAYASOORIYA FOR PRESIDENCY!!!!!!!
      Honestly he appears to be a statesman and a Patriot.

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        You sound sensible
        He and Maithree would fit in as a good combination for the country
        Positions should be carefully sorted between them
        It appears that Shirals’ name is dragged into some conspiracy to propagate a wishful thinking!
        Money?????

    • 0
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      Need of the hour is not the change of President’s Secretary

  • 6
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    Both are Fernandos,

    Will it make any favorable difference to people?

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      real revolutionist

      A lingam might be better.Lee kuan yew knew their value.

  • 26
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    So the gamarala has become a lokka. He must surely be revelling in this adulation from people whose feet he would have been happy to wash. What a charlatan the President Of Sri Lanka is? Disgraceful and totally unworthy of that high office. The peons in his office though lowly paid are I am sure more honourable than this greedy, ungrateful, SOB.

  • 28
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    OMG…
    Within three years, three Presidential Secretaries!!!!!!
    Within three years, five Cabinet reshuffles!!!!!
    Within three years, three SLFP factions in the Parliament!!!!
    Any fool can see where the problem is.

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      More changes must be there since entire country is highly corrupted.

      President is not a saint. He had been with former goons.

      But his reactions to have been manipulated to date is no means acceptable.

      [edited out] Rajapakshe has to face his trials postponementof them is not fully giving up of investigation.

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        Bunjikirilli
        In your penultimate line, which Rajapaksa did you mean? Mahinda has nothing to hide. He will face any investigation. In fact, he has been summoned umpteenth times to make statements since 2015.
        How about Ranil? When he went before the PCoI, AG blocked anyone from questioning him. PCoI was intimidated that is why they had to send all the questions in advance.

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          For me every Rajapakshe is a high criminal if I may reveal so.
          And your condom support Wimal Sakkliya Weerawanse is a also part of their complacency.
          I would never allow my grand children to grow up in Sakkili dominated srilanka.
          Be them Sinhala; Tamil OR Muslims all are the same. They would be ready to do anything for their selfish gains.
          This country will never be a singapore within next 20 years.

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      Champa, “Any fool can see where the problem is.”
      The problem is with the 1978 constitution. When enacted JRJ boasted that UNP will rule the country for perpetuity.Today the problem is that the SLFP will run the country to perpetuity not the UNP
      The elected presidency should never have become a fact as much as Buddhism becoming the State religion.Both of them had taken us down the drain.
      People who oppose the 20th Amendment do not know how India operate.
      The problem Champa is with the Constitution.

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    About Austin Fernando, when there was talk last year that Austin Fernando was tipped to be President’s Secretary, I wrote to President (via CT) not to appoint him as his “belly is white.”
    I am not surprised if Austin has followed orders from someone else to put the President in trouble.
    President has trust issues. That is where the problem is.

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      So your preference would have been former Mafia Boss’ secretary ?

      Yes, that could well match with your thoughts since you are part of Wimal Werawanse Jayathilaka. ..

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        Bunjikirilli
        Of course NOT. MR’s former Secretary was one of his closest people who put him in trouble. Many raised eye brows when the slave government re-appointed his wife to Insurance Board in 2015. Even in the infamous Rs. 600 million Sil Redi Case, he put the blame on MR when in actual terms it was him who violated government Financial Regulations and Election Laws. MR was too soft on people who were close to him because he placed lot of trust in them. They all blocked him from getting first hand information. Ultimately it was his closest people who betrayed him including civil servants. If MR called for election two years early based on astrology, that means the astrologer was manipulated by interested parties to mislead MR. If he called for early elections based on Secretary/Finance’s advice, then the interested parties should have manipulated him to mislead MR as there was no truth in the notion that his government would have collapsed if stayed or there would have been sanctions. All these are lies.

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          Champi what a fancy tool sucker you are!

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          But if MR trusted in the predictions of astrologer, surely, he was not very smart, in the first place!

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      Not only trust issues !! Big time Psychological and Psychotic issues as well.
      What happened to Idi Amin during his last stage of leadership!!
      Hope and pray that will happen to this mentally unstable leader of our country.
      Then nothing the sort will happen like what happened to Ex Malayisian President or to any other President from Timbucto!!
      Our land of Punnakku eating Moda country are too greedy or too timid.
      They will be happy with a free lunch packet and a bottle of kassippu.

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        Correction
        Lunch packet and a bottle of Kassippu for village Punnakkus, but the moderately educated Punnakku eating modayas will be happy with a tax free motor, The big time scrounging Educated Punnakku eaters will be very very happy with bank cheques and Palaces built from state money to keep mouth shut for all the frauds and votes.
        How can we expect anything from these Leaders and Politicians??
        Useless buggers scratching each other’s backs.

    • 0
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      Champa: Do not insult a respectable man. He is one of the rear guys associated with this govt who had kept his nose clean.

      I have known him since 1962

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        ‘One of the rear (sic!) guys …….who had kept his nose clean’, .did you say? What is one to make of that?

  • 5
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    Listen to Fernando by ABBA.

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    why this fuss if hemasiri does not want to be secretary to the president
    austin has done everything the prez asked him to so why change him

  • 8
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    In my opinion this mentally cracked President Sorrysena has to be replaced by another capable one (not the Rajapaksha’s) instead of replacing Secretary. Whoever who comes to that place has to chase this curse (Shiral Laktilaka) out from the President’s office.

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    It must become a great wonder how they pass their Civil Service Exams simply by watching their performance.

    Cheating at exams is a common occurrence in Sri Lanka.

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      hancho pancha – “Cheating at exams is a common occurrence in Sri Lanka.” There is a long list of exam cheaters but Namal Rajafucksha is not one of those. He failed his GCE (OL) but came out with flying colours at the law examination. His only weakness, he cheated ALL his “Flying Angels” during his father’s regime!

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    Austin Fernando has been known as a hardworking, efficient and courteous civil servant by all of us who were his senior colleagues. Never arrogant, he has always been helpful. I don’t think we should bring his reputation to any scrutiny.

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      Oh yeah Shyamon, Austin was very “hardworking” towards the success of CFA which was drafted by Anton Balasingham and approved by Ranil without any amendments. And Yeah, Austin was so “courteous” to visit LTTE terrorist Pulidevan when he was treated at Apollo hospital with an apple bag and he was the coward who said “Shhhhhhhh, don’t make LTTE angry, they will attack us.”
      .
      Ranil wanted to continue the war in support of LTTE for another 40-50 years through CFA and Austin fully supported it. Then he wrote the book “My Belly is White.” In 2008, Ranil wanted the Parliament to monitor military warfare. It was the same view of Austin Fernando. Ranil’s aim again was to drag the war in support of LTTE. He told the Parliament in 2008 that the Army should not resort to killing LTTE terrorists although they kill civilians. If there was no Executive Presidency, Sri Lanka would never be able to eliminate LTTE.
      .
      Given all the signs emerging from North for a possible resurrection of LTTE’s political wing and Ranil’s intention to appoint the (Executive) President from the Parliament via his lapdog’s 20A, and considering his initial suggestion in 2008 to control military warfare through the Parliament, I strongly believe that the entire country should be on alert mode and protest against 20A, IN ONE VOICE.

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        Champa: there is no need of aPRime Minister. A knowledgeable Speaker can do the LEader of the PArliament. Even if a PM is selcted from his own party, he would start back stabbing after a few years. Ranil knew he could never win as a president. Yet he double crossed the president and ruined the whole govt. Now, he is trying to get elelcted at the expesne of the UNP. See what happens. All the 2nd cope Committee theives will be home reflecting what they did worng.

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        Champa, you are a blood sucker. Austin Fdo did his job. He was not there to find fault with the LTTE. He is a professional govt servant. Something that is fast disappearing.

        Do not be toad.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      Thanks for letting us know there are exceptions to norms in SLAS.
      However, I still believe back boneless SLAS is the main reason for the rapid destruction of the state, disharmony among people, dishonesty among various organs of the state not to mention blatant racism in its recruitment and promotion policies and how ordinary people are being treated.
      =
      Speaking to many members of SLAS over a period of time what I noticed is they wear arrogance on their sleeves, racism in their heart, ….. displaying a sense of running a huge Sinhala/Buddhist empire, ……………never accepting their mistakes, .. never seem to give wise counselling to their political masters, ………….. it appear they collude with them to cover up every crime and/or benefit from them.

      In an nutshell they are not fit for the purpose.

      They are a bunch of “Aye aye, sir” breeds

      Aye = Yes, that is correct.

      Aye Aye = I understand, and will comply.

      Could you name one SLAS officer resigning from his job on a matter of principle.
      I am sorry to bother you.

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        I can name one :Austin Fernando. He resigned prematurely from Public Service in mid nineties because he did not want to be a part to a corrupt deal carried out by his Minister Amarasiri Dodangoda with the full endorsement of CBK. When CBK asked him to do or leave he LEFT. You know so little of the history of Public Service in Sri Lanka. There are so many others who have told the corrupt politicians to shove it. Austin Fernando comes to light because of the controversial nature of the work he is fated to do. But there are so many honest upright men and women who serve the SLAS. Please grow up without childishly generalizing. Thank you.

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          Shyam

          I agree I know little of the history of Public Service in Sri Lanka. Even the the little knowledge and opinion I have of them does make me feel proud of the service. However had those public servants put their foot down and told their political masters to get lost in every step of their career they would not have lasted more than 10 years in the service. The country would not have hit the bottom.

          By the way has the service ever publicly owned up those cock-ups fatal or otherwise they have had individually or collectively made or responsible for in the past 70 odd years?

          If there have been many honest upright men and women whom you think served the SLAS, then why the country is in such a mess?

          Remember SLAS is part of the permanent state, politicians come and go, the functionaries are supposed to be the guardian of state resources and have fiduciary duty to protect cash and property of the state.

          Are you telling us despite their honesty the politicians have been looting the treasury, bleeding the country of its resources, ………..

          One example Champika was the minister in charge of the project Lakvijaya Power Station from A to Z. Why the project was over priced, does not work, since commissioning the power station it has cost millions in repairs and find it unable to get it up and running to its full capacity? Who was responsible for the Administrative mess at Champika’s ministry?

          SLAS is manned by people who shouldn’t be there in the first place, incapable, inefficient, uninformed, crooked, arrogant, ……………………. self-centred, self-serving, ………….

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            Shyam

            I was told the state functionaries were responsible for nation building. If true look at the state of the state which itself stand witnessed to their contribution. With all those honest upright men and woman what we have inherited is a kleptocracy bordering a fascist state.

            You may not like what I write here solely out of your loyalty to the ruling robber barons however its time you faced the reality.

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          Shyman, I have known Austin when we were at Peradeniya. He is upright person. Is Champa a man or a woman or man-= woman?

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        Keyboard Vedda
        “… displaying a sense of running a huge Sinhala/Buddhist empire…. “
        Man, no matter how much you crow, the religion of the majority in Sri Lanka is Buddhism. If you have forgotten over 70% of the population are Buddhists and they are in every sector. If you crave for a Tamil/Hindu empire, it is only two hours away by sea if you have a licensed yacht.

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          Champa ….. profession

          Do you know the difference among a Buddhist empire, a Sinhala/Buddhist empire, a Sinhala/Buddhist fascist empire, a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto, awakened one and his teaching, …………………………….?

          Just because majority eat beef you don’t hang a skull and bones of the animal on your front door? Do you?

          Please go back to your Hinduttva country.

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      SJ.
      Bullshit ! He is a BS’er like all other heads of other govt departments.
      That is the present culture,honesty has no place for survival at present; the next appointment will get corrupted rather quickly. That is the name of the game with Patholaya as head.

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    Why did Sira fire old Austin?.
    We know Austin tried to do a dodgey to cover up the 118 who ate Jarawaa took Santhosams ) from Aloysious .
    Is that what pissed Sira?.
    I don’t think the TV tower has nothing to do with Austin.
    It was Dr Ranil’s Family revenge , which upset Appam..
    Does Dr Ranil’s Family Enterprise own and operate LeN?.
    Because that TNL stuff is mild in comprison to LeN adornments of Appa Sira…

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Is that what pissed Sira?.”

      He is pissed all the time.
      He is a typical Sinhala/Buddhist politicians who is not interested in digging out truth, dirt, war crimes, crimes against humanity, Clan’s improportionate wealth accumulation to their income, ……………… too many things ……………….. in fact he is all about covering up crimes, fraud, nepotism, ………………………

      Have you seen him ever regretting about disbanding white vans? White vans did magic.

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        Native Vedda: Stop crying. War crimes what war crimes. Tamils got what thery deserved. I heard there was a fight between Sira Journalists and Shan wickramasinghe who had accepted that It is Ranil’s money made him rich. check it.

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    Champa.

    Your first comment above has said it all!
    Austin Fernando belongs to an earlier generation of career service[ CAS/ SLAS].
    I am aware that he has an unblemished record in service. He is not the yes Sir, Very Well Sir types who now adorn the Public Service.
    He must have been awfully uncomfortable WITH the onetime GSN!
    I have posted somewhere else on CT that AF will release another book. I would suggest that the title be My Belly is full of Hoppers!

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      Plato
      Crap. Austin Fernando was Ranil’s right hand!!!! He was one of the strongest supporters of Ranil’s CFA. All his work is manipulated by Ranil.
      I wrote to President last year, not to appoint Austin as he will put the President in trouble. But after appointing him, at a meeting, President said that President’s Secretary only follows President’s advice (so there is no need to worry.)
      Look at the Bond Report. When there was pressure from every quarter to publish the concealed part of the Report, Austin said that he sent it to Archives!!!!! In whose favour? In Ranil’s favour. He wanted to save Ranil+UNPgang. Otherwise who will send Sri Lanka’s most important document (next to Constitution) to Archives? People have a right to see the document through the Parliament as nearly 2/3 of Parliamentarians are involved in the Central Bank Bond related bribery directly/indirectly.
      .
      President’s office is full of Ranil’s people. But Ranil couldn’t penetrate President’s closest circle until Austin’s appointment. Last year there was some drama involving President’s former Secretary Abeykoon involving GMOA forcing President to sack him. Then suddenly for no reason Austin resigned from the Governor post and the following day Ranil proposed his name as the President’s Secretary. It was well planned. But President fell into the trap. I am not telling this now. I wrote all these to the President last year through CT. I told him to not fall into Ranil’s trap.
      .
      President should sack Austin at least now. And he should sack Srilal Lakthilaka too, as he is also acting against the best interests of the President.
      .
      As voters have no way to officially identify corrupt Parliamentarians who accepted Bond bribes, the best option is to send the entire Parliament+Ranil home at the next general election, except JO.

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        There isn’t much flaw in your logic.
        If Weerakutty is seen as hero by you, you are right in seeing Austin as traitor. After that you all are judging the people and advising the mass how to behave or whom to vote. Then, what the country can do other than slipping down the hill?
        Austin must understand something. There isn’t anything good in Yahapalanaya for him to do in a different way. All what he can do is some good for him. Instead of getting caught in scandalous dealing, he can resign the post when the air is clean. Then he cannot be tainted as he resigned for that or this. It has to be his resignation; it should not be the term end or his boss let him go. If the wind is too polluted, he can wait a month to this scandal subside & then he can resign.
        He should not mind about the talk of chaff people like you, but he should mind about the talk of the people of his class. That is how he can preserve his hard earned, life time name.

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        Champa, you are sick

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    Can someone tell me about Hemasiri Fernando ? who is he and his background. I have seen him in key positions for the past 30 years. He must be from a aristocratic background or a good leader who can get things done.

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      I am told that his father was a teacher. If so, I cannot link him to an aristocratic background. I am also told that he generally is amiable, fair and has a wide circle of friends.

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    One crook goes, another one comes. Fantastic merry go round! Cheers. Not just, but wholesale changes are required from top to bottom. We need changes in education, social and economical. It will take another 30 years to reach the benefits of those changes.

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    “Austin To Be Replaced By Another Fernando As President’s Secretary”
    At this point in time this is no more than a pure speculation. But there are the usual spouting of ‘ja ja yu yu’ volcanic dust.
    This is a pointer to what is in store. It is easy to manipulate our frail nature through media!

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    This backboneless President is turning and changing everything like changing his shirts and pants. He is fast approaching his end as President. This ungrateful and trurncoat man should go for good with his scoundrels team to get back the country from the deep depth it gone to. He is not the one who respect the serner counsel from good people for he is in bed with stinking vultures.

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    So Sirisena has blocked ITN after they critized the President.. what false talk he gave about media freedom and how after Sirasa continuously unfairly critized the PM he defended them when somepeople protested in front of their station,,,Sirisena looks a real double tounged liar and wants to cling to his position by hook or by crook and showing he is the nice innocent guy critizing others ,,whereas most underhand things are eminating from his office.

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    In the 70s Hemasiri Fernando married Fonseka the jewellary merchant of Mudalige Mawatha’s daughter. From there onwards he rose and rose. Was born to a poverty stricken family in Wanathamulle, Borella.

    Is he an efficient man? – I don’t know.

    The fact that he held high positions under Chandrika and Mahinda Raja are signs he may not be honest and straightforward. Obvioulsy must be a very good, grade 1 deal maker to start work as MY3’s secretary.

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      Birth place, social status at birth are not very important factors
      What one had to do as a job under the in-laws is also not very important
      What is important is what a person does when he gets into some position
      Some know to carry on hoodwinking all to achieve what they want
      End justifies the means
      They use pimps close to high places to work their way up
      Can’t even imagine a person like him becoming a presidents secretary
      Unless some lunatic or a fellow bought over by him by paying public money starts a praising campaign to bring up his name .no one other than an insane will appoint a person with a horrible record and failures to such a position.

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    Ben Hurling, it’s so good you are back. Where were you all these days?

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    The Secretary for President heads a Government which oversees policy formulation, planning, advice, legislative / regulatory coordination and implementation of programs and services relating to works, across SRI LANKA. The accountabilities include overseeing the provision of a sustainable Government sector and coordinating the administration of Presidents office and Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Commission by law .

    Quality candidates should have high level executive leadership and management capabilities in large and complex service delivery operations. They will be able to personally contribute to shaping the strategic directions, policies and programs of the President’s Office. They will have demonstrable experience in dealing with complex issues, and the intellect and judgement to develop appropriate solutions. They will be effective communicators who can build organisational capacity with a culture of achievement and improvement. They will be strong relationship builders, who exemplify professionalism and integrity in personal behaviour. Relevant criteria of academic/educational qualifications and professional experience are essential.
    One cannot say that I am having professional experience but not academic/educational qualifications

    An another issue is selection of a suitable person to avoid the saying “Whereever the person goes there is a mess”
    For consideration

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    Austin was a well known pro-LTTE man. HE was the one who said do not make LTTE angry they may attack us. HE was a Avid supporter of RANIL’s CFA. I think austin Fernando is getting ready for the next PREsident’s Secretary appoint under Ranil, I suppose.

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      Despite what some have said here in defence of Austin it is no surprise and takes little imagination to discover that everyone to a man who tried to defend Austin spoke from the UNP/LTTE political quarter! Austin is a well known supporter of the LTTE for reasons I am not aware of, but allegedly monetary ones. He is said to have made some outrageous decisions asGov of Eastern Province. All that aside however, his role in trying cover up corruption associated with the bond scam is obvious. Why would he have sent the report to the archives where it will remain inaccessible for 30 years. How much was he paid by Aloysius gang to do this?

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    As he is well connected Hemasiri has held so many high ranking positions. But whether the common mass has been benefited from him, I do not think so.

    A useless creature. Good for MY3.

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    Jim Softly
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We must not lose this opportunity.
    Jim Softly’s brain should be donated to an anthropological museum to be preserved and displayed in formaldehyde as a rare specimen belonging to a human subspecies between Neanderthal and modern man in which the synapses usually short-circuited or didn’t fire at all.

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    This President appoints only rogues as he himself a rogue

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    why cant shiral lakthilake be sacked. he causes all stirs

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    When next government comes to power under a different President what should be the punishment afforded to Shiral Lakthilake I mean how many years in jail for him for all his corrupt, crooked and unethical work?

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