22 October, 2020

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Basil Pooh-Poohs War Heroes

Basil Rajapaksa, brother and right hand man of ex president Mahinda Rajapaksa commenting on Army excesses when trying to quell protests in Rathupaswala said that it was so brutal that he could well imagine how they would have operated in the North.

Rajapaksa made these observations in an interview with the ‘Ada’ newspeper. He said in Sinhala: “ඉස්කෝලෙ ළමයිනෙ මිය ගියේ, අපේ ශාඛා සමිතිවල සාමාජිකයින්ගෙ කකුල් 21 වෙඩි වැදිලා කැඩිල තිබුණ​. එතකොට මට උනත් හිතෙනවා මුන් උතුරෙ ගිහින් කොහොම මරන්න ඇතිද කියලා. ඒක මහ අමානුශික දෙයක්.”

The statement is in stark contrast to the general image of the security forces portrayed by that government.

 

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    Sir,
    Inadvertently, commenting on protests in Rathupaswala and role of “War Heroes”, KOMIS RAJA may have just shot himself in HIS BLOATED, FESTERING POLITICAL LEG.
    Cheers!

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      Basil was also a part and parcel of TROIKA (isn’t it) which ruled the country during 2010-2015.
      Where was he all this time?
      Army didn’t act on their own. They received orders from the top Defence man who is Basil’s brother Gotabhaya who is tipped to be JO’s next Presidential candidate.
      MR and JO should beware of Basil. I am sure he is somebody’s “pawn” whose task is condensing Mahinda’s vote base.
      Look at now. Will the Army vote Mahinda ever again? He lost their votes in 2015 and he will lose more votes in 2019 too.
      This man Basil should be expelled from Mahinda’s camp forthwith.
      MR should have the backbone to chase Basil back to US.
      He has done an irreparable damage to our Army.
      Now the HR organizations and LTTE diaspora will quote Basil’s statement as proof to work against our Army. Neddakin.
      Gotabhaya should be arrested over Basil’s statement! He should take the full responsibility of deaths of Rathupaswala civilians and injured people.
      F….. you all, Rajapaksas.
      You Rajapaksas ruined all the hard work of Wimal, Dinesh, Gammanpila, Vasu and others in the JO for 3 1/2 years, not to mention causing distress to voters.

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        Oh… jeez…. excuse me. My apologies. I didn’t even realize I have used a bad word. I typed everything that came to my mind. I felt so angry with Basil. Why did he always say things against our Army who fought with terrorists? It is not fair to always undermine the sacrifices made by our Army by comparing them with other situations and being judgmental. I am sick of this man.

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          Basil would say anything if he gets some money. He did not pass O/L. but he is a rich and powerful guy thanks to politics and own investments in USA, INDIA, SRI LANKA and Vietnam most probably in AUSTRLAIA too.

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            Jim, I think you will do better without an OL. See the mess made by Nimal Maharage, Army Pvt by shooting Prabha like a mad dog in Nathikadal, He had 5A;s + 3 S in OL!

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          Champa – you are shedding tears for Rathupaswala protesters – Okay understand killing by shooting is something that should not have happen – but look at the reality – these protesters were completely blocking a main road ,inconveniencing so many road users and were not listening to police to get away from the road – and they were burning tires – when we are trying hard to bring in FDI these guys were doing things that will make investors running out of the country – did all these protesters had any valid scientific reason to push ahead with their demand – several organizations proved that their demand had no basis – apparently it was a personnel issue created by few disgruntled workers – in this country untrained journalists sensationalized these issues and commercialized/politicized them – these guys never do investigative work to go to the root of the issue – So tough handling these for the grater benefit of public is a must in this country

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            Rabok
            Wow, you justify the “reality” i.e. killing and injuring people is ok to bring FDI to the country?????
            Your comment gives me the shivers when I remember that Gotabhaya is a Presidential hopeful.
            .
            Every citizen has a right to protest. And people in Rathupaswala were also a part of Mahinda’s supporters who brought Mahinda and his government into power in 2005 and 2010.
            Gotabhaya had no obligation towards the masses.
            As you have approved, and as Basil has stated openly, he has used force to the very extent to control them.
            .
            Man, as you say, inconveniencing road users and burning tyres on the road are not an excuse to order fire at unarmed villagers by the top Defence man.
            .
            Without an order from the top, our Army would never fire at people, as I saw a video of the Brigadier trying to calm down protesters by approaching them alone, leaving his battalion behind them. Even when people shouted at him, he was very calm. He told them to leave the main road and go to the next “Handiya” but people didn’t listen because they expected a direct assurance from the government. The Minister responsible was Basil. A simple word from the Minister could have dispersed the protesters. But someone pigheaded like Basil would never go to the street to talk to protesters. Though we call them buffaloes, Ministers of this government at least go to the protesters and talk to people to calm down them even though they were hooted by the protesters.
            .
            I am shedding tears as it was these types of undemocratic autocratic ways of Gotabhaya and Basil that led a much loved people’s leader like Mahinda lose his Presidency.

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          Don’t worry Champa. What you write is shit anyway – supporting a shit basket named WW.

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            edwin rodrigo
            I have no time to reply a sissy like you.

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              Who is the Sissy here? Is it your policy to say something and do the opposite in the next instant, just the way your handler WW does?
              .
              For example, here you are saying you have no time to reply a sissy like me. Don’t you realize that it is a reply too?
              .
              Leaving that aside, how much is your handler paying you for your comments? Are you paid per word or per comment? You seem to be making a lot of money by your comments.
              .
              I too am a full time commenter like you. My handler pays me per word in US $. Unlike me, he hates Tamils from the day of the Kattankudy mosque massacre. On the other hand, I love Tamils. If not for them what could I comment on? I am on sixties going on seventies ….. you know the words of the Sound of Music Song. Who would employ me if not for my Tamil hating boss?

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                Edwin,,, appuwo… why you both show up here and quarrel each other as if you were about to get wedded ? Champawathie as one who has collected experience over the decades in the oldest profession is undoubtedly an excellent match to you.

                While being boarded on a train heading to Basel, I thought I should let you know above.

                —–
                Please read below… this is what I got to read just now… Rajapaksse have been been continuing their nature of harrasements on Journos.

                The New York Times says that politicians allied with former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are engaged in an intimidation campaign against Sri Lankan journalists who had provided assistance to its investigation into the Hambantota port.

                “A group of Sri Lankan parliamentarians allied with the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, held a news conference to publicly criticize two journalists who contributed logistical assistance to a rigorously reported and accurate New York Times investigation into the Hambantota port, published on June 26.”

                “It is unacceptable for journalists to be intimidated in this way,” said Michael Slackman, the International Editor of the The New York Times.

                Issuing a statement today (3), he said that this action appears intended to silence critics and curb press freedoms, and ultimately deprive Sri Lankans of information in the public interest.

                “The Times expects the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the safety of journalists working for our — or any — news organization.”

                “If Mr. Rajapaksa takes issue with Times reporting, we have encouraged him to contact senior editors at The New York Times rather than intimidating Sri Lankan journalists,” the statement said.

                MP Kanchana Wijesekera, speaking at a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) press conference yesterday (2), strongly criticized the two journalists in question while also accusing them of having close links with Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

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                  Desperate Asinhalaya
                  About “New JOKE Times”.
                  The intervention of the International Editor Michael Slackman, out of the blue, blatantly violating the Code of Professional Ethics for Journalists which is to honour and respect the reputation of the subject of the article and his or her right to defend, is a clear indication that New Joke Times has an obvious political motive for publishing manipulative information against the former President.
                  The “right to defend” of the former President by way of conducting a press conference or issuing a statement should not be considered as “silencing critics” or “curbing press freedom” unless of course the New Joke Times is not very sure of the origin of the information carried in their article. Michael Slackman should not resort to cheap ways to block former President’s right to defend by him or his supporters.
                  Slackman should explain as to what made him to think that political writers paid by Minister Mangala Samaraweera are above criticism?
                  There is absolutely no need for former President to contact Senior Editors of New Joke Times for any reason.
                  He has already issued a statement which is sufficient for an article which has no CURRENT VALUE.
                  The information carried in the article is deconstructed stale news in the eyes of Sri Lankan masses.

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                  Comment & a Story: Hello, DS, so, now you are washing the wash rooms of Swiss trains, are you? You ask me, “why we show up here and quarrel each other as if we were about to get wedded?” You are confused and thinking of Kalveddah, who fights with his partner and then urinates on her before fornicating. Anyway, don’t worry. I am not desperate enough to try that sort of dirty trick on you. Even if I were a necro, as Kalavedda claims, you as an associate of Washrooms Samuel, would be safe.
                  .
                  Here is a nice story for you.
                  One day GR entered a bar in LA and ordered 3 beers. The bar man obliged and GR drank all 3 beers and went away happy. This happened on the 2nd and 3rd night too. Finally, the barman could not hold it any longer and told GR, “It would be better if you order the next beer when you finish the previous one. The beer would be fresh and you will enjoy it better”. GR told him, “It is like this. I have two brothers MR and BR back in my country, whom I miss a lot. The extra two beers are for them. That way I feel that they are with me”.
                  .
                  The barman said ‘Okay, I understand’ and things went on as usual for a few days more.
                  .
                  Then one day, GR came in and ordered 2 beers. The man was concerned and asked GR, “Why only two today? Did one of your brothers pass away?” GR replied, “No. No. it is not like that. Bother Basil is a devout Buddhist and today is Poson Full Moon day”.

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                    What kind of gondthadiya you should to see almost everyone that stand against your beloved partners to be called as – toilet cleaners. ?

                    As Dr Dewasiri explain it clearly, it can take many more decades you the like ilk get it.
                    You are blind folded as any one living near to Wanni in the nothern soils.

                    Edwin, Please the name of servile folks in the home country, please learn it right let alone today.
                    You can write in English but you cant comphrehend anything.
                    That is why you may be almsot behave akin to your grandchild.
                    Sorry to hear your family has kicked you out, but that was not evitable. You behave like as no others.

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                      I did not say ‘toilet cleaners’. I said ‘washroom washer’, which is different and am not a Gonthadiya not to know the difference. Logically too that is the correct thing to say. What else can you do in a washroom, other than wash?

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                late sexagenarians of Edwin nature would not sense it in this life.

                He has always been like a teenager in transistion. Bugger would know nothing but to add unpleasant thoughts… he does not seem to read the article being discussed. That is his problem…. had he read, could his feedback have been better.

              • 0
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                Sissy is no means Edwin.

                Because we perfectly know Champa is one another person who has been without oldest profession.
                He or she has always been proving it being th bedpartner of Wimala Sakkilya Weerawanse

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        When it comes to power, there is no other Sinhalese leadership other than Mahinda family to cheat the people with lies and drama’s. The truth is that there is a psychological war within the Mahinda family how they can become next president or prime Minister. Mahinda wants to give the power to Namal. Gota wants to get the power for himself. Basil wants to get the power for himself. They all tried to play games between each other. The truth is none of them personally saccrificed their family in this war. In this war, over 40000 Sinhalese families lost one of their breadwinners of the family. Another 100,000 youths became disabled in this war. Each and every member of Mahinda Family become billionnaires due to this war. Still they want to carry on with the same fear mongering tactics. That is why they started the war heroism with the drama of Muslim terrorism. They are capable of creating such a fear among ordinary Sinhalese and making this island as a place of continuous struggle to ordinary people.

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          Well said!

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          Ajith
          Your comment…. I don’t now what to say.
          If everybody cares about the country, then they should get together and come under one flag devoid of politics next year.
          I don’t see any other way to get out of this mess created by politicians.

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            ” under one flag devoid of politics next year. “ Your wish is about happen. But the flag will be Dragon. Wimal borrowed one from Ranil when Ranil allowed him to fly on duplicate passport. He borrowed another duplicate from New King when the CID came to arrest his wife on the death of the Nephew. Ranil borrowed one from New King when PCoI wanted to talk to him. New King borrowed one from Old Royals when Kegalle Jayamanne died and he fired Dilrukshi. They all are for Old Royals under one flag.

            They all are coming under one criminal flag, the dragon.

            So, now, if you vote for Wimal Ranil, New King, Old Royals……. all take sip out of it.

            As long as one like you the middleman between the Sinhala Intellectual Politicians and Modaya Voters, Sinhala Buddhism will flourish Lankawe for another 2500 under protection of Dragon.

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        champa

        why are u so unpatriotic and saying bad things about Basil -loyalty to Basil should be in your blood

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          appuhamy
          NEVER. I was dead against him since 2016 when he took over JO and started dictating terms to them and remote controlling them through Mahinda.
          I knew he came to divide JO in support of Ranil and I told them at the time.

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      Ben Hurling

      The relationship between Basil and Gota has not been very good. Namal baby supports Gota while challenging Basil’s accumulation of wealth.

      Is Basil preventing Gota’s presidential candidacy and dashing his hopes?

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        NV:
        Gota could stay out of the picture and still organize a white van for Basil.

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      .CT , please publish the translated version.

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        CT has gone Sinhala Only!

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          lal loo

          “CT has gone Sinhala Only!”

          Yes because according to Champika Sinhala is the oldest language of this world.

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      Truth be told ……… if one doesn’t want to be sold down the river ……….. I would trust a “Tamil” any day before I trust a “Southern Sinhalese”

      There is a Lankan saying to the effect that one can’t even trust a kitten brought down to Colombo from beyond Bentotta Gangga …….. this is a saying of the “Sinhalese” themselves …….. not ascribable to the minorities or the outsiders …..

      Basil is playing some good cop bad cop crap to protect Gota ……….shifting the blame for war-crimes from Gota to the forces – our beloved “war-heroes” :)) ……. In one deft move he has even shifted the blame for Rathupusellawa from Gota to the forces that were sent there. ………… intriguing stuff!

      Basil may have not learnt even the language in his adopted land ……….. but he has studied all the underhand political operators well ………… Karl Rove and the rest of the lowlifes

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      Lanken lawyers and the like authorities have still been part of former rascals. That should be the reason even some brutalities practised on broadday during the former so called regime being far from yet investigated.
      Like for example – those fact finding mission of former opposition were attacked as no other by calculated thug groups. If the current men would have taken revenge on, those culprits should long have been jailed or punished with maximum by date.

      That is not the case. This country .. today s situation is no explainable to us the ones that see it being out of the country.

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    LOL Colombo Telegraph is working 24 hours to save yahapalana from sure defeat. What Basil is saying is Rathupaswala incident showed armed forces in bad light and it is not pooh pooh war heros. Meanwhile creating rathupaswala chaos specially during Navi pillay’s sri lanka tour was preplanned by NGOs with support from JVP

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      sachooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      “Meanwhile creating rathupaswala chaos specially during Navi pillay’s sri lanka tour was preplanned by NGOs with support from JVP”

      And with LTTE diaspora, The West, the Hindians, Norway, ICC, DMK, Anna DMK, Seeman, Darusman, Sambandan, ………………………..

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        No only NGOs ( which is the same as Norway), LTTE diaspora cant do anything

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          sachoooooooooooooooooooooooo

          Where have you been all these weeks and months.
          Jim Softy missed you.
          Did you miss him too?

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      sach:
      CT is not manufacturing the news but just reporting and it is important because this guy could be in parliament the next time around and a minister at that.

      “Basil is saying is Rathupaswala incident showed armed forces in bad light”
      You can put any amount of lipstick on a pig it is still going to be a pig.

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      sach

      what about him saying he can imagine what they would have done in the north?

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        shankar

        Now can you ask your poster boy Black and Decker the same question?

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      Sach,

      Is that the time Colombo Media reported that the Son Princes pulled revolver on Younger Brother Prince?

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      The fact is sach we too have to work 24 /7 to make sure the truth is told.

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        wannihami

        “The fact is sach we too have to work 24 /7 to make sure the truth is told.”

        You do not have to do anything. As long as you sit tight,
        The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off
        -Gloria Steinem?
        -Joe Klaas?
        -Anne Kristine Stuart?
        -David Icke?
        -Bill Cosby?
        -Erin Brockovich?
        -Anonymous?

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        wannihami

        You do not have to do anything. As long as you sit tight,
        The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off
        -Gloria Steinem?
        -Joe Klaas?
        -Anne Kristine Stuart?
        -David Icke?
        -Bill Cosby?
        -Erin Brockovich?
        -Anonymous?

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          Oh My Non Existent God! An Intellectual Kalaveddah.

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            Edwinshould have pathological reasons to behave so ? Can any pathologist please get this man heal so that the mankind can get it best out of it ?

  • 21
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    I wonder…
    What could have caused Basil to have suddenly developed a conscience?
    None of these beast have a conscience, I can tell you without a doubt.
    This makes me ask questions, why so suddenly. Unless of course there is a bigger picture in which they are trying another hoodwinking stunt as they usually do.
    Always trying to emotionally lead the gullible people astray. Is Basil trying to pull a Trojan Horse on the UNP? Is he trying to gain the confidence of the UNP so he could finish them from the inside?
    I don’t trust Rajapaksha’s for a second. They are the most devious, conniving, greedy, selfish and shameless bunch of low lives in the Island.
    Their aim is to rule the country like it is their family’s private property. In the process they are blinded by their greed so much so that clever outsiders like China take advantage.
    These people belong in he’ll.
    I am not fooled by their cheap talk for a second, even when it is the truth, there is always a catch.

    Lasith

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      Yes these Moda Ballas are hoodwinking the wiser general public.

      Raja Ballas are experts in trying with all sorts of gimmicks to Fool the public, only to be informed these gamayas from the Modamullana haven’t learnt the lesson yet even after being chased into the Wilderness.
      What do you call this illness?? Thick head ? , Paranoia? Or Psychizophrenia?? You wiser people pick the one suits the Clan.
      At one time they said they’re infighting, not giving into other sibling. Then the formation of Multiple Political Parties to their whims, The dream about sibling GR becoming Prezidont, and this 10% scoundrel becoming the next PM.
      What’s all this???
      Are they drinking Kassippu and Smoking Hallucinating Leaves??
      Come on jokers ,give us a break.
      You lot are finished, just go and join the Chinese Brigade.

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        This Psychotic Clan have not got a decent jobs now. Before they masterminded as a family plus the crooked friends Syphoned off the state wealth when in power.
        These are the behaviours of the unemployed .
        During the last regime anyone opposed or even write or spoke against them were either whitevanned, murdered or fed to the Sharks in the tanks at the back garden apparently.
        People were brain washed with propaganda media just like in Red Dot Zones.
        People were AFRAID to talk politics. Fearing who will be listening ones views. Fearing for their lives if they spoke against the Then Ruling Dictators.
        This wealthy clan ( by looting the country) need to keep their crooked minds active, thus the Fooling the Public has become a HOBBY. NOthing else.
        Fooling around in fact they’re Fooling themselves.
        In fact No one gives a Hoot to these Foolish lots.

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          Where are the Heroes who was going to take the Rajapaksa clan to the ICJ. So nothing changed country get passed to one corruptible lot to another load of corruptible.

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      “What could have caused Basil to have suddenly developed a conscience?”
      He believes he was in politics before Gota and he is the rightful person to receive nomination for presidency and now that is slipping through his fingers.

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        Burt

        “What could have caused Basil to have suddenly developed a conscience?”

        There is no cat chasing fish for God
        – Tunisian proverb

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    |The Joint Opposition should distance themselves from Basil. This is not the first time he betrayed war heroes. When Robert Blake was here too, he betrayed out Army (courtesy WikiLeaks)
    This stance is totally against the general view of the masses who support JO and Mahinda.
    This is more betrayal than Yahapalanaya.

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      The whole lot of them should have been banged and hanged by now.
      YAHAPALANAYA given them oxygen so they’re going round farting through their gobs.
      Get rid of themASAP.
      GIVES ME HEAD PAIN.
      Unemployed Rajaballas are trying to prove a point now , but it looks just a waste of energy.
      Good bye ……….

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      Champa:
      SLPP is led by Basil. Without SLPP JO will be a non factor. Like the ones you referred in the other thread “Pubic”. :)

      “betrayed war heroes.”
      I don’t think so. As an American citizen he understands the difference between a war hero and a war criminal. His intent could be selfish but he called a spade a spade.
      “This stance is totally against the general view of the masses”

      Again you are referring asses as masses who no one gives a hoot. They might have a loud voice but they are not the majority.

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        Burt
        Totally wrong. SLPP was the “name” given to people rallied by Wimal and others of JO later, starting from February, throughout 2015. Basil came to the scene much afterwards, long after their hard work. He only gave a name to the crowd who were already there.
        Basil’s statement is a betrayal to former President and the former S/Defence. For a man like him, betraying war heroes is nothing.
        He tried the same, accusing our Army when he visited North before LG elections. But he didn’t receive good results. He is only shrinking Mahinda’s votes.

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      he he he
      WAR HEROS = CARD BOARD ARMY
      Big noise for borrowed..artificial ..fake adventure
      Jayawewa

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    Basil was also a part and parcel of TROIKA (isn’t it) which ruled the country during 2010-2015.
    Where was he all this time?
    Army didn’t act on their own. They received orders from the top Defence man who is Basil’s brother Gotabhaya who is tipped to be JO’s next Presidential candidate.
    MR and JO should beware of Basil. I am sure he is somebody’s “pawn” whose task is condensing Mahinda’s vote base.
    Look at now. Will the Army vote Mahinda ever again? He lost their votes in 2015 and he will lose more votes in 2019 too.
    This man Basil should be expelled from Mahinda’s camp forthwith.
    MR should have the backbone to chase Basil back to US.
    He has done an irreparable damage to our Army.
    Now the HR organizations and LTTE diaspora will quote Basil’s statement as proof to work against our Army. Neddakin.
    Gotabhaya should be arrested over Basil’s statement! He should take the full responsibility of deaths of Rathupaswala civilians and injured people.
    F….. you all, Rajapaksas.
    You Rajapaksas ruined all the hard work of Wimal, Dinesh, Gammanpila, Vasu and others in the JO for 3 1/2 years, not to mention causing distress to voters.

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      Champa
      Tough words coming from you man, why ,? Are you not paid any more from the state loot machang!
      Im rrally disappointed in you.
      By the way what sort of hardbwork Wimal, Dinesh, GamanP, and Vasu undertook to please you so much??
      Did you receive the cheques through them I wonder? Why have you left out DJ ? He too was digging the holes along with the above mentioned hard labour.
      Now it appears the hole has collapsed underneath .

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    This is a wise underhand move by BSIL in order to tarnish the image GOTHA among minorities and GAIN some support for him self in case he get a chance to CONTEST HIM SELF AS PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATE

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      Don’t you think they’re playing a Psychological game here?
      Trying in many ways to hoodwink us??
      First the big brother to return to lead, that flopped, next in line GR, that too following the HERr Hitler debacle, now BR , is with another theory blaming the wretched armed forces the Darlings of GR brother.
      These are games to get into leadership of SL to Loot, Hide the Loot etc. A Psychological Game.
      When one Sibling gets in ,there’s no stopping. The WHOLE CLAN WILL BE BACK IN SADDLE .
      THESE ARE WARNING SIGNS FOR THE GULLIBLE PATRIOTIC VOTERS.
      BE WARNED.

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      Wise move indeed.

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    CT trying their best to be a propaganda vassal for the UNP.
    As for Mister 30Percent, he is trying to portray himself as a humanist and is trying to undercut the more militaristic brother. BR to his credit, has had a history of being a UNPer and cutting deals and being pragmatically shrewd; but he lacks any formal education and this godaya and his wife made mountains of money when MR was the King Coconut of Sri Lanka

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    I agree with Lasith that these Rajapaksas are a devious lot.
    .
    But what Basil has said makes perfect sense. As PARAGON says, Basil may be indulging in what he hopes is a “controlled exercise of damaging Gotá’s chances” so as to advance his own.

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      S_M:
      Do you think they are devious enough to nominate G.L.Pieris. He is a puppet that the Rajapaksas could give the office to and the family can run the country making a few more billions.

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        Dear Burt,
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        Thanks for directing that question to me of all people! I feel flattered. I will try to answer you as best I can, using the few insights I’ve got from associating with people as a government village school master. By the way, I assume that you are a Tamil speaker who doesn’t understand what is happening in the South.
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        We should never under-estimate the Rajapaksas. What a tragedy Prof. G.L. Peiris has been! We respected him so much as a scholar and a liberal. But even in our Sinhalese society, caste is a sufficient factor to have lessened his chances long before people like us got disillusioned with him. He would have realised even fifty years ago that despite his wealth and academic brilliance getting to the very top would have been impossible.
        .
        On the other hand, he was a good Professor of Law, and even as Vice-Chancellor of the Colombo University he was respected. His first entry in to politics was also a welcome move; what happened after that, I just don’t know. Today, he is associated with opportunism and lack of guiding principles.
        .
        Now, he can be manipulated in any way; fielding him would give the Rajapaksas certain advantages. The farmers do form a majority of the Sinhalese, but all other castes naturally resent this seeming reservation of the highest positions for one group. This can be exploited as Ranasinghe Premadasa succeeded in doing, so that a GLP candidature could garner all votes from other castes.
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        That is the downside; but there are other aspects of it – and the week-end developments in the Maldives are there to prove to us that even the good politicians must be alive to realities.

        .
        Shall continue . . .

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          Continuing . . .
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          Now Yameen has landed everybody in jail (including his 81 year old brother, Gayoom, and the Chief Justice!) Anni was also in jail: I could elaborate, but is it necessary? The Maldives must solve their problems, we ours.
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          Yameen has made laws which make it impossible for any strong or charismatic leader to contest: There is this ridiculous trumped up charge against Anni – accusing that peace-loving man of being a “Terrorist” – reminiscent of what J.R.J. did to Vijaya Kumaranatunga. Anni was sentenced to 13 years in jail, but has managed to escape and is directing operations from Sri Lanka. People who have been sentenced cannot contest; nor can those above the age of 65; nor those have had foreign citizenship – which they may have renounced years ago; nor those who have sought refuge abroad.

          .
          If you wish to follow those crazy happenings day by day, you could do so here:

          https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/ibrahim-mohamed-solih-declared-mdps-alternative-candidate-139048
          .
          So, the obvious thing to do is to field a quiet, unassuming man who will do nothing flamboyant to get himself disqualified.
          .
          For us, the task is far more challenging. We have to build up some of those, like Suganthika Fernando, who are may not be known to many Sri Lankans. Nagananda is as an older lawyer who has consistently fought corruption. And there are genuine supporters of the now discredited Yahapalanaya. I wonder if you have heard of Janaranjana, Profs Viyangoada, Wijesundera, and Parakrama:
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0-TLLtW-8

          That is Prof. Arjuna Parakrama speaking in English.

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        Continuing . . .
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        The solution for us is to play with as correct a bat as possible. Just three days ago this statement has appeared:
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        “I was prompted to write this letter after Ms Sugandhika’s and Mr.Nagananda Kodithuwkku’s and their supporters and opponents exposure of the Judiciary.”
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        The article was by a Mr K. Balendran:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/verdict-at-large/
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        He was writing to inform us about a relatively minor problem that he has. But even such problems cannot be solved in isolation is what Balendran is saying. We must insist on empowering younger people who are fed up with all this nonsense, and seeing to it that corruption of all sorts is stamped out.
        .
        We have to think of a programme that will ring in the necessary changes – which individual plays the lead role is not important. A few healthy thoughts came in to my head yesterday:
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        The Maldives is faced with a seemingly intractable problem, but it looks as though the sole Opposition Leader who matters has made the right decision – not to contest himself.

        .
        https://raajje.mv/en/news/35778
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        On the face of it, it may seem to be similar to the Rajapaksas fielding G.L. Peiris for devious reasons. This decision is not so much of a surprise to a guy like me who surveys from afar, but with good awareness of what is going on in the Maldives.
        .
        I know the situation there very well, despite not having left the shores of our country for 24 years. The current President, Yameen, managed to wrest the Presidency away from the well-meaning, courageous, idealistic Nasheed (called “Anni”, by Maldivians). That process was engineered over a period of about two years by Yameen’s brother, Gayoom, who had ruled for thirty years before that.

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          S_M:
          Thanks for the long response and the links provided. You seem to have a little extra time with retirement to enjoy the little pleasures of life. I am not there yet and will take many moons to get there.

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          Sinhala-Man,
          You are trying to justify a rotten-s useless and thus want to be one of them. Vickramabahu Karunaratne never got any higher in politics than he is now. Is he talking or doing the same thing GLP doing? Is that because Vikramabahu Karunaratne is Kandy Radala? Is GLP behaving like C. P. de Silva, he too was SLFP leader and Opposition Party Leader?

          It appears perhaps, GLP’s revolution can do a lot of good to the SinhaLE Wildlife Sanctuary Lankawe than the one you are out there to launch.

          JR had Vijaya shot because, Vijaya attempted to get in touch with Tamils. JR did know Vijaya was not a terrorist. JR was supporting JVP & Wijeyaweera until Richard. P came and finished it by killing 80,000 youths. While 1983 Black July was going on, JR said that Sinhalese will be happy if he strive Tamils more. Anagarika Dharmapala, Don Stephen, SWRD, JR all thought Tamils are terrorists and they designated SJV and Amirthalingam are head of those terrorist. JR had Amirthalingam’s status removed & all other TULF’s MP designations striped. Amirthalingam met his fate because he had no other way but to surrender to India to seek protection from JR. JR is responsible for all TULF MPs murders.

          Yes; those who don’t speak Sinhala may have lesser knowledge of South, but you pathetic are, not North, Not South, you lack understanding of the human life on the earth. The stupidity that have gone high in your head making you to believe that you are Buddha or Jesus, but you appears to be soaked and entrenched in deep in Sinhala Buddhism. You have a feeling that you are here on the earth to replace Anagarika Dharmapala. Ask somebody to recommend you for Nobel Prize and join the club of Aung San Suu Kyi, The Wirathu Buddhists.

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    Ha..ha… Karma works. Gota seems to have another enemy among his own blood.

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      Fatima

      With all due respect, that is what they want you to think, obviously.
      Gota pulled a Hitler stunt with that cheap monk at Asgiriya and failed. Now Basil is trying a completely opposite stunt.
      Do you think when orders were given by his brothers to exterminate people with extreme prejudice, Basil was in a Coma?
      Basil said that I Gota wins he will rule, and I believe the opposite is also true, if Basil wins Gota will rule, with all the works (White Vans, hit squads, and the rest). Not just Gota, Namal, Mara, Shiranthi, Wimal, …
      They are all having a common target, to somehow deceive the people and win back power.
      Desperate times call for desperate measures. They don’t want to leave any stone unturned. It’s 2020 or never.
      One small problem though, all their drama is aimed at the simple mined crop of people, whom they think are in majority, but time and time again they have been proved wrong.
      They continue to try their childish pranks without learning, what does that tell you about their intellect?
      Aha, you got it, they are dimwits.
      Always playing and appealing to the emotional side of the Sinhalese people, they never target the logical and reasoning types, who see through their bluff instantly.
      Mara and his men will try so many different stunts in time to come, lets just watch and enjoy the live action drama, as it unfolds.

      Lasith

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    Basil is carefully setting out his stall for coming eventualities. Every morning, as he rises from his bed, he lifts his sarong not only for ventilation but also to test which way the wind the wind his blowing. Mr Ten-Per-Cent sees opportunity on the horizon for further enrichment. Knowledgeable contacts tell me he would love to ‘do something’ for the country helping with the opportunities coming out of the new Port City. To ‘do something for the country’ is an euphemism for self enrichment, well known to the Medamulana cabal.

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      Spring Koha

      “Every morning, as he rises from his bed, he lifts his sarong not only for ventilation but also to test which way the wind the wind his blowing. “

      Come to think of it, I am reminded of a Malay proverb, “When the durians fall, the sarong goes up.”.

      If I were you I would not hesitate to advise him to stay in the bed all day every day and have more Durians. Do you think he will buy my advice.

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        The country will hugely benefit if Basil and his ilk stayed in bed. As for the Durian’s, sadly the man is beyond help in that area.

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    My guess is that “Rajapakse family” is not desired by, leave alone the CT readers but even by the Western Powers that may be and as such neither BR nor GR would be released from their citizenship of the US even if they make an application of renunciation. Hence none of them can be a Presidential candidate as the Election Commission will have to reject their nomination without any valid renunciation as someone already would have got proof of their dual citizenship from the relevant state organization using the RTI and submitting the same as reasons of objection for nomination. If my guess is right, MR would field someone else not quite heard of but would perform anything and everything he wants perhaps by mid-2019 as the “pohottuwa” candidate. Noting that even under the “Yahapalana” government there is muzzling of the media for attacks against “Maharajano” one could expect the extent of muzzling if an MR stooge gets elected. What if the mere reading of the CT alone is enough to be a capital offence and the punishment could be a summary execution by the white van method? Take into account that the thumping majority of voters are not CT readers and their concerns must be addressed by this government at least in the form of damage control. Therefore, the target of CT patronizes should be the election of a Government in which we can even read the CT in peace. Hence as per my guess neither “Basil bashing” nor “Gota or Gotler bashing” has no real value in a lead article but it should be one that directs the present government towards addressing concerns of the majority.

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    is he now trying to win tamil votes in the prez election

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    Buddha came in my dream and told me our war heroes were making thus country Buddhist. So they didn’t do anything wrong

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      were you day dreaming at that time?

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    Are the “Pakses” pulling in different directions?

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      muhandiram
      yes.basil is pulling towards money,money ,money.Herr hitler is pulling towards kill,kill,kill with a little bit of sil.mahinda is pulling towards namal,namal,namal with wife egging and cheering him on.Namal is pulling towards night racing through whole of sri lanka including through the dalada maligawa and a bit of side racing through the legs of women rugby players of jammu kashmir.

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    I second the plea of Analyst and urge Colombo Telegraph to provide a translation – here and in future.
    With thanks

    Sagittarius

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      None of the Medamulana Rascals can ever win an election again. Its a foregone conclusion and sabre rattling to escape from the law enforcement authorities.
      By late 2020 all Rajapucksa thugs will be behind bars.

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    If the devil tells the truth it means it is f*cking desperate.

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    There is more to Basil’s ‘Pooh-Poohs’ of War Heroes than what the ear hears and what the eye sees. Why did he wait this long to pooh? He is smart! He made SLPP a party to reckon with by pulling language/religion-divide.
    Was it to bury the Hitler controversy and save someone? The New York Times report?

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    According to this Article Basil has become a Real Traitor. It is the Same Basil who with Alles gave Rs 800 millionof Alles Money to LTTE so that LTTE could buy Weapons and boats to kill NAvy and Army. I wish CT had some good photographs How Basil was travelling while One Brigade of Commandos driving infront and another Brigade Of Tanks running dhind him in order to protect him from suicide bombers and shartp shooters. Rathupaswala was his eldest brother’s govt. Once they killed the man and he went and apoligized to the village. do see a dirty HYENA in that.. I”t is for Sure, Basil is talking for his dirty money coming from the BOND SCAM profits. Some one should write how much Basil got fromthe bond scam. One rumour says it is the Mahinda rjapakse who got the biggest package from the bond Scam profits (may be including his previous dues).

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      I can be stupid sometimes but I can’t help it. Got example, even when I know something is a ‘rumour’, I take my time abd energy to discuss the fake news. Sometimes I wonder why am so stupid but I know I will reach enlightenment if this country were to become a true Buddhist country.

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      In 2016, I posted a comment saying that Pohottuwa (Podu Jana Peramuna) was formed with Ranil’s bond scam money. I said that Mahinda has a deal with Ranil. That may have hurt Mahinda. But that is how I saw it. So I refused to support JO. Then in the latter part of 2017, I realized that it was actually Basil who had the deal with Ranil, not Mahinda and that it was Basil who remote controls Mahinda and JO in support of Ranil.
      Now he is taking trouble to make people break Mahinda’s camp. Otherwise no man in his right mind would make a statement like that about Rathupaswela. I said this many times already to Wimal. Basil will never help Mahinda’s candidate to win the next Presidential election. He will work against their victory.

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        Champa, you say, “That may have hurt Mahinda”. I disagree. Mahinda uses water, Sri Lankan Style, after going to toilet – not toilet paper on which stupid comments are written.

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    How stupid I am????? I thought only Basil, Rajapaksa clan and their followers were the patriots left in this country. Then again Basil is a u.s. citizen and he is allowed to change his allegiance.

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    who on the earth thought that high criminal would have an environment to add the kind of statements rather than them being put in jails for ever for all what they deliberately committed during the high days of unethical rajapakshe ?

    Today the situation has become like a festated wound that stay away from healing.

    The current duo or others may have been the reason the high criminals of Basil nature stay scot free, but just being in arrest, to the surprise of even British medical Journal, the man become really sick.
    All these seem only valid to srilanka. THE PLACE WHERE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP PROTECT THEIR FORMER MEN.

    Gods, please punish these men and take away from our sight, enough is enough.

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    One is a Parholaya. The other a Pathalaya. Pohottuwa stands out as the right choice in this scenario.

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      Correction: One is a Patholaya. The other a Pathalaya. Pohottuwa stands out as the right choice in this scenario.

      A Pathala government of the Patholayas by Patholayas for Patholayas is a good way to describe these people.

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        CT, this man is imbecile by every means.

        Please warn this bugger. We simply dont want Rascal Rajapakshes to be return and ruin this nation.

        Mathugama gona would know nothing but to be the role of a toilet paper to Rajapakshes. Rajapkashes are unethical and uncultured rascals. I am also from Southern twon Galle but I would never let the kind of men to regaion their powers.

        It is better to kill ownself if I would ever give my votes to the men.

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    To All Commenters: What is going on now is a matter of life and death to every one of you, personally. Forget the party, forget your job and even forget your wife (surely, that is not so difficult!) just as I have done. None of these entities are going to come to your help when Hitler is facing you. If you think Almighty God will help you then may God help you! If you are a worshipper of the Monkey God riding a Donkey, forget the donkey and the monkey in that order. Start worshipping Hitler.
    .
    Time has come to take sides on the next power struggle in Lankadvipa. The only deities who matter are Mahinda, Gota and Basil. Forget the green Pathola karala and the Sevala Bandakka Karala. Their expiry days are gone. Paid commentators like Champa are attacking everyone in sight for a fee, just like Edwin. Let them go on doing that. We are professionals. But you guys are not.
    .
    But one thing you should not do is to oppose the Rajapaksas. Treat WW, Vasi, Diner & Udda as untouchables. It is not difficult to do so. They ARE untouchable.
    .
    I know the Rajapaksa family well. They are Southerners like me. And a Southerner never betrays a Southerner. So would they betray a sibling? Not on your life! It may be difficult for certain people, who avoid even very important functions of the family, to understand this. But it is there and very strongly there.
    .
    All these disagreements between them are just an act. So, do as I do. Select now. Don’t wait till the Panzer Divisions are rolling down your street.

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      edwin rodrigo Necro

      “even forget your wife (surely, that is not so difficult!) just as I have done.”

      Being a practicing and self confessed Necrophiliac it is easy for you to say, as you are sexually attracted to and share your bed only with corpses.

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        Native,

        not he, but his wife and own children have forgotten him long ago.

        Not even a domestic dog can tolerate Edwin. That is what I heard from the neighbourhood.
        Edwin is an another who worked as no second to that former MERVIN the vermin.

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          edwin rodrigo Necro

          Thanks.
          You shouldn’t write when you feel complete idiot.
          Though you are much much older than I am a piece of advice, when you feel complete stupid have a glass of cold water and then start typing.
          However thanks for whatever you meant to type.

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    If the news item is true, then clearly Basil is trying to divert the votes of minorities. May work because we have short memory- yes we have all but forgotten how and why the word ‘Gotler’ was coined.
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    Basil wants a down payment – votes first. People are not that stupid Basil!

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