19 September, 2020

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Basil Plays Hard-To-Get, Dodging Sirisena’s Overtures

Basil Rajapaksa, brother of the ex-president and widely recognized as the key strategist in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), is reported to have refused to answer calls from President Sirisena or his representatives who have tried to forge an alliance between the SLPP and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Basil

The Sunday Times reported that calls from the President as well as Basil’s brother Dudley who was trying get through on behalf of Sirisena had gone unanswered. Basil, according to the Sunday Times, had told a leading Buddhist prelate that he did not mean any discourtesy but that the formation of a Government as envisaged by the President would require him to speak with the Joint Opposition since the SLPP is technically not represented in Parliament.

However, Rajapaksa has stated that he had in fact met Sirisena ‘at a non public place’ two weeks ago, although he declined to divulge any further details

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    basil is not a fool
    he is too smart for sira
    he does not need to follow sira till 2020 knowing sira will lose if he contests
    so he is playing a waitng game quite sure the pohottuwa will win undre his guidance

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    With above facts, how do we expect Sirisena to prosecute Basil and recover the stolen money?. These men should be rot hell for crimes committed against the people of this country. Inaction and deal making of Sirisena is bad as committing crime itself.

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    Basil

    All strategies end in tragedies.
    What happened to your unofficial meetings with many serving and retired generals? Did they or didn’t they agree to mount a coup d’état?

    Siri
    All strategies end in tragedies.

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      Dear Native,
      How can they do ” Coup d’etats” when the Field Marshall Ponny is covering Dr Ranil?.
      Besides Dr Ranil seems to be on the Blower to Mahesh, even when a “small explosion occurs in a Diyatalawa Bus..
      With the new Law & Order Gig, Mahesh must be having Brekky with Dr Ranil at Temple Trees every Day on his way to the Office….
      What our inhabitants are worried is what his going to happen to Basil and Gota when Dr Ranil hand in his Law & Order Powers to the Field Marshall?..

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        K A Sumanasekera

        “What our inhabitants are worried is what his going to happen to Basil and Gota when Dr Ranil hand in his Law & Order Powers to the Field Marshall?..”

        I don’t think the inhabitants are too worried about Basil (10, 20, 30 %) 0and Dr Gota (DSc) however you seem to be worried. Are you worried the paper/money trail will lead the investigators to you.

        You are rest assured nothing will happen to members of the clan.

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    So he Sirisena wants let down the people who voted him to power and gave him a status and join with the very crooks he promised never to have any dealing with and ensure their conviction and be punished by law!

    So the real crook is this Gamarala, backboneless, ungrateful bastard who stabbed very person Rajapakse who fed him. Yes until the last day he publicly praised Rajapakse as a hero and suddenly changed his tune over a single night and started calling him crook, murderer, thief and so on.

    He accused Rajapakse killing Thajudeen. Thajudeen died long before and knowing this fact , had been praising Rajapakse and only on just few weeks before the Presidential election started accusing Rajapakse involved in the murder.

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    Sirisena wants to neutralise Ranil to go for the next presidential election. All these dramas is to make way for his next bid for Ranil too bidding for it. All sure, Sirisena’s situation would be like the woman left the husband for the king, when king left her, no husband and no king. These persons are put in power by the people to work for them, instead they are working for themselves.. Oh God save mother Lanka from these rotten ones. Sirisena lost all his senses and became clueless owing to his power hunger.

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    Sirisena & RW have truly BETRAYED the January 8th revolution & THE NATION. In order to advance their personal hunger for power. No wonder NAMAL RAJA et al have already started giving very big-mothed voice cuts to media. Rather than rotting away in jail for very serious & obvious criminality. All killers and thieves Yahapalanaya was supposed to put behind bars are not at all worried. Instead, they are busy positioning themselves for their imminent entry into corridors of power.again! SIL REDI HORA has become a political genius. He is crowned as the CHIEF-POWER-BROKER, behind the scene. So powerful he can ignore the President of the REPUBLIC. WHAT A SHAME! WHAT A TRAGEDY! WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY THESE TWO CROOKS HAVE SQUANDERED! WHAT A BETRAYAL OF PROMISES GIVEN TO SOBITHA THERO!
    PS: Judgment will be cruel to you both. In life and death.

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    If only Sirisena would resign and give it over to MR, he’d be a true patriot. But as there is slim chance of that happening, everybody should work together to contain Ranil. But we’ll still pray for Sirisena to have the strength within himself, to resign. Totalitarian Ranil and Sri Lanka is doomed!

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      With totalitarian Ranil, Sri Lanka is doomed. *

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        ramona grandma therese fernando

        “With totalitarian Ranil, Sri Lanka is doomed.”

        FYI
        Totalitarian
        adjective

        Relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.

        noun
        A person advocating a totalitarian system of government.

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    What unp can do with their 23% vote base can they think even to contest with the SLPP the modern slfp the largest single party in srilanka holds 47% block vote base. The modern Slfp named SLPP the richest party in srilanka the entire sinhala budhist and sinhala christian business people are die heart support of mahindas modern slfp. This party has the die heart support of entire government mechanisam even they are in opposition. Modern slfp are the architects of this huge 80 billion liberal economy in srilanka. The excellent economic managers in srilanka.80% of upper middle class and middle class voters are block voters of modern slfp because of their great business economic management. Unp is a very inncocent party led by innocent leaders like jr. Premadasa. They are very sin , they do not have any power even they are in government. 90 % of the voters among them are very poor like the people in colombo municipal council and upcountry. yes unp is very sin and innocent what we can do .the tragedy is there is 10 % of middle class still loving unp even they do not getting any benefit crying for them. Writing comments. What we can do. We can do we have to face the real situation. Realy sin unp.

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    Hamlet playbook? Fonseka will get almost all the Rajapakses killed or jailed even without evidence. Fonseka has always had a reputation of being vindictive and mean spirited.

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      Thangamma,

      Absolutely.
      SF’s 1st goal would be to get the Rajapaksas.
      His 2nd goal would be to get the Rajapaksas.
      His 3rd goal would be to get the Rajapaksas.

      Cant believe people are wanting SF. This is exactly what we went away from in 2015-murder and thuggery although corruption and nepotism has been taken to a new level.
      Lets not forget – SF and the Hi Corp saga means SF is dirty as hell too

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    All what both Ranil M&s want is to delay tactic and until next election.
    I think Ranil and M&s race is good to see .
    Why?Ranil has been defeatdd 27 time.
    Now he want to challenge M&s That is good..
    For M&s he need to pass some politics to his family.
    So he will go for next election
    For basil.and Goata they have both dual citizenship holders.
    M&s may use this as excuse to exclude them from any race with him.

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    Oh…… what a crap! Who cares whether he had talks with Sirisena or not. A strategist.. my foot!
    Basil deliberately mishandled Mahinda’s election campaign in January 2015. There was no “strategy” at all to counter-attack allegations against Mahinda on stage or on TV. There was no counter-propaganda against fake social media allegations either. Basil intentionally let all allegations against Mahinda by devious UNPers, JVPers and NGOO to absorb into the society. Then when Mahinda was unseated, “the so called campaign manager, election organizer” left the country leaving his presidential candidate to taste the defeat.
    He even tried to make Mahinda unpopular at this LG election too. At their first summit at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium with LG candidates in attendance which was organized by him, he arranged a high chair for Mahinda to showcase Mahinda’s kingship mentality which is damaging as it reminded people the era where general public were deliberately put away from Mahinda by his cohorts who sang cheap hosanna to him. Then Basil brought Lansa to the stage. I actually didn’t know until I saw someone’s comment. During MR’s second term, Negombo had been a major hub for drug dealers and Lansa and another man (don’t remember the name) were famous (rival?) drug kingpins who even got caught to the Police and later released after recognizing who he was. What is the message the general public get when they see these types of people with Mahinda again? People may want Mahinda back but they definitely don’t want his former cohorts whom nobody can stand. The latter will play a bigger role than the former, I bet.

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      Crybaby Champathy, Don’t cry for your King that much because when you cry my heart is aching.

      “People may want Mahinda back but they definitely don’t want his former cohorts whom nobody can stand. The latter will play a bigger role than the former, I bet.

      Is your King is ready to denounce his cohorts or you are just doing a lib service on behalf of your people or the people you are representing?
      “You Tell me who is your friend, I tell you who you are”. Do you know who these cohorts are. They are Old Kingis buddies. That is why people hate them. Do you who put the Younger Brother Prince as Slap Party Election Chief? It is only your King.

      Don’t waste all your tears just with this alone, because soon you may have to cry about younger Brother Prince in next election too, so keep some of it saved so you came back and cry.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse knows very well IT is Basil and Namal Rajapakse who screwed up him. Basil Rajapakse himself has presidential ambitions which he doesnot mention openly. Basil Rajapakse is even trying to sabotwge any apparance of gotabaya Rajapakse. Basil and Ranil are connected Because they both know they wear the same shoes.

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    Basil hard to get?
    He proved it when he vetoed a “Welcome back Gota” thamasha.
    MR is clearly treading on Basil by virtually claiming credit for the SLPP showing at the recent LG elections.
    What is Basil’s next step? Watch this space!

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    “ramona therese fernando / March 4, 2018

    With totalitarian Ranil, Sri Lanka is doomed. “

    Actually, Sri Lanka is doomed cause of majority of Sinhalese people and their leaders.
    I have sympathy for every upright Sri Lankan of every race, who has to put up with these people…

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    When we hear this type of story, we feel sad and angry. It also makes us realize that the famous saying “In politics there are no permanent friends or enemies.” What is now going on is a struggle for survival and not a struggle to do right and give the due meaning one’s promises.

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      I am also waiting to see how JO/Hotu Pohottuwa would go before the people and tell them to “not to vote” Sirisena again after all covert and overt discussions to join him and form a SLFP government.
      JO/Hotu Pohottuwa created lightening and thunder on stage against Sirisena and people voted against him. Then no sooner they won the LG election, they went after same Sirisena and had discussions with him to form a SLFP government leaving their voters dumbstruck.

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    Weather it is mahinda -maithree-basil-gothaya-or ranil-or even karuu or even rosie-or heama-saajith-they need the votes from north-east THEMILAYAS-AND THOPPY TAMBIYAS VOTES AS THEY CALL US to win the presidantal election.IT IS VERY EASY FOR MAHINDA TO WIN IF HE BY ANY MEANS STOP THEMILAYAS AND THAMBIYAS TO STOP VOTING IN THE ELECTION.ground work for same has already started in AMPARAI-TELDENIYA-AND will spread to other places in NORTH-EAST VERY SOON. CHINESE DANCE HAVE STARTED-indian-middle east baila will start very soon-WE CAN SEE A 20-20 MATCH BETWEEN SINGALA MODAYAS VERY SOON-YAYAWEEEWA

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      Paragon
      Sri Lanka is not only “mahinda -maithree-basil-gothaya-or ranil-or even karuu or even rosie-or heama-saajith.” There are other people too. At the next Presidential election Sinhalese will get together and vote for one man who will be elected only through Sinhalese votes so that he need not to be under obligation to selfish demands of Tamils and Muslim politicians.

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    5 Million Sinhala people, mainly the poor rural inhabitants of the Nation put their faith in Basil ‘s Pohottuwa to save them from the Devil, Dr Ranil and his cohorts, who have decimated the Development which was achieved after the Terrorists were eliminated in Nanthikadal.
    And robbed the Public Purse to the tune of several Billion LK Rupphia.
    Which is most likely a reality under Dr Ranil’s ECTA.
    Now Dr Ranil ‘s buddies are doing a nice Drama Show with the same rogues, but acting different roles.
    While the sort of convicted Rogues still pulling the Strings back stage.
    And Sillysena is burning Midnight Oil to protect Dr Ranil .
    5 Million inhabitants aren’t stupid anymore.
    Sillysena and his SLFP betrayers will be history at the next round.
    Unless Pohottuwa become suckers.
    BTW Dr Ranil apparently met Mrs Mahendran to update her on Aloysiou’s health.
    Wonder whether Dr Ranil’s old Royal mate dropped in to say hello and give a hug.

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      What I heard Ranil talked about Getting Mahendran back. Probably Mehendran also had talked the true situation. the Singaporean Counter part had told show us the documental evidence to show that Mehendran did something wrong. that was all about the story.

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      Madawala: Basil for presidency ? I don’t think he gets even for lakhs of votes.

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    What’s this hoolabaloo about the political uncertainty in SL? Go for a general election and elect a new parliament. Case closed.
    To those who make comments on CT! Don’t you know that there have been/are many minority governments even in Western democracies and they govern their countries without much hoolabaloo. What’s this fuss and commotion! Don’t we have a life to live in SL? This political uncertainty is worse than the life under Pirabaharan in the North before 2009. The UNP leader who conspired to split the SLFP is experiencing a Ditthadamm Vedaniya Kamma Vipaka (a result of an action with malicious motive in same life)!
    Just for god’s sake go for a general election and elect a new parliament.

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      Gema
      Oh, please go ahead and do it. Get the 2/3 majority for a motion to dissolve the Parliament and request the President to dissolve the Parliament and hold an election, which is the only available way.

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    What a joke these jokers who said publicly they will not meet and talk are now meeting in the dark secretly like cheating spouses. I am sure there is no “Appa” served at these meetings.

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    Some Well knoiwn ‘UNPer says this is all precision planned, there won’t be election and those who play matikoraha knows the truth.

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    K A Sumanasekera

    “What our inhabitants are worried is what his going to happen to Basil and Gota when Dr Ranil hand in his Law & Order Powers to the Field Marshall?..”

    I don’t think the inhabitants are too worried about Basil (10, 20, 30 %) 0and Dr Gota (DSc) however you seem to be worried. Are you worried the paper/money trail will lead the investigators to you.

    You are rest assured nothing will happen to members of the clan.

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    Champa sorry i did not mention the names of NAMAL-BASIL-AND GOTHABAYA-i pray your wishfull thinking come correct the PRISIDENT will be elected only on singala budist votes.

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      Paragon
      That is ok. But the next man is not a Rajapaksa, though people have no issue with Mahinda.

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    What a comedy? Poor people who voted for Sira to punish these people must be wondering… These guys will make deals and help themselves…

    They will continue to have fun while the drought-stricken poor suffer…

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