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BBS & Ravana Balaya With MR: A Caveat For The Sinhala Buddhists !

By Harishchandra Lokumanna

Harishchandra Lokumanna

Harishchandra Lokumanna

It did not take long for the people of Sri Lanka to realize that BBS and Ravana Balaya were both operational arms of MR and Gotabaya’s  Majoritarian agenda, which exposed  their joint  conspiracy to pinch the votes of  the Sinhala Buddhist masses by posing as their champion and suppressing  the just aspirations of the minorities of this country. BBS few weeks ago boasted that they will put forward their Sinhala Buddhist Champion Candidate and said that they were only waiting for the announcement regarding the common opposition candidate to do so. Our Cardboard Sando Gnanasara even sarcastically commented that no masculine figures with a moustache appear to be seen on the opposition side and only MR has a  moustache. That was the first indication he would have given to the country, as to who their choice will ultimately will be! However Alas! When the name of Maithripala Sirisena was announced, the wind was taken off their sails .We do not need any body language experts to tell us, that when he announced that their secret candidate was none other than MR, their sponsor and patron-saint, Gnanasara’s face at the Press Conference, did not have the same level of confidence and buoyancy, as he had at his previous ones. He expectedly sang his favourite chorus by claiming that those who extended support to the President’s challenger are traitors and part of an international conspiracy against the country aiming to reverse the victory of war through foreign pawns and dollar-funded campaigns.

Any user of the Facebook will see the type of adverse comments about Gnanasara in many Sinhala Buddhist sites, which earlier portrayed him as Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thero reborn. (My Foot!). Sri Sumangala Thero incidentally was known for taking down the Union Jack and re-hoisting the Sinhalese lion flag, before the Kandyan Convention that handed over control of the country to the British in 1815. Gnanasara is now being branded as a traitor, an opportunist and a mere fox in sheep’s clothing by many of his earlier Sinhala Buddhist followers, judging from sample FB comments .

Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents' Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

Gnanasara |Picture courtesy Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka Facebook page

BBS and Gnanasara in their interview blamed Ven Ratana Thero of JHU who co-spearheaded  the  campaign ‘Pivithuru Hetak’ (Clean Tomorrow) to abolish the Executive Presidency, for having destroyed the political future of former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Gammampila, both of  whom resigned from the government earlier this month. Please listen to the ex-Minister Champika Ranawaka who earlier sang hosannas for this impostor Gnanasara and his pseudo Sinhala Buddhist group BBS! In response to a question on his FB Page whether BBS support for MR will affect their campaign against MR, he said: BBS is no challenge for JHU as the JHU is a political movement with principles and which says what it does and does what it says’. What this means is that BBS has no principles and does not say what it does and does not do what it says’.

We now have Ravana Balaya too, following suit by extending their support to MR in this election campaign. Incidentally ,this group is another ‘unofficial policeman’, which along with BBS and Sinhala Ravaya, has also been given the right and powers by Gotabaya to walk into any Department or Corporation and ‘discipline them’ by taking the law into their hands  .  They made this announcement at their second annual congress held recently in Colombo. They too blamed Ven Ratana Thero for affecting  Ex-Minister’s political career. Humorously, this so called Sinhala Buddhist Sangha outfit, managed to raise eyebrows among common Buddhists in the country, when they organized  dances by traditional female dancers and traditional martial arts, quite unethically before a statue of Buddha at their meeting. (Who will walk into their meeting and take them to task?) .

Another ploy followed by Gnanasara at his Press Conferences, with his sheepish smile, was attempting to convince the Muslims, to whom he pronounced ‘Aba Saranai’ at his latest Aluthgama fiery meeting, to vote for MR, whom he say has done much to the Muslims and says he has never being  against the Muslims but only against Muslim extremism. Obviously, he is following His Master’s Voice to keep a low profile with regard to his Anti- Muslim hate campaign, when Gota himself is beginning to visit Muslim areas like Beruwela and stepping into their mosques to seek Muslim votes  for MR, and to erase his negative image among the Muslims. Gnanasara having more powers than a Minister and his well-organized security team and his immunity from prosecution, as well as his luxury vehicles amply proves this point about State sponsorship.

These type of goons are part of the conspiracy to create divisions among the Sinhala Buddhist people, who are equally, like their Tamil and Muslim brethren, demanding the abolition of the Executive Presidency as well as the repressive and corrupt MR Regime, while canvassing their votes for MR by instilling fear in them regarding ‘foreign conspiracies’. ‘It is not just the Tamils, but a wide majority of Sinhalese too are disillusioned with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government’, Says much respected Ven  Sobitha Thero, leader of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ). In an interview to The Hindu, he also said: “From the police force to the judiciary, the President has everything under his control. People who are corrupt are protected by the government and people are suffering…. “We need a government that will look after the interests of not just the Sinhalese, but also those of Tamils and Muslims. There cannot be any discrimination based on religion, caste or ethnicity’.

Therefore, I appeal to my fellow Sinhala Buddhists not to get into the death trap, these pseudo Buddhist Sangha outfits are laying to capture their votes, when all of us have now seen their true colours and how they have come out into the open to re-echo ‘ His Master’s Voice’  and defend their patron. We, as Sinhala Buddhists, as the majority community, have to set the tone and lead the campaign regarding the imperative need to change this corrupt and repressive family rule and replace it with a pro-people government which can re-coup the prestige of our Nation both internally and externally.

I think the UNP Statement says it all, although I am aware that the people will rise up against them as well if they attempt to start from where this MR Regime to ruin this country when they get elected. Their statement refers thus:

‘…..This is why the UNP has made the momentous and historic decision to endorse the legitimate Secretary General of the SLFP as the common opposition candidate. It was an unprecedented move of solidarity with our historic political rival. It is also an indication of the dire situation our country is facing and the realisation, across the party that this is no time for partisan, expedient politics. Victory in this election will bring a divided, fractured and wounded country together again. The victory of the common opposition candidate and the abolition of the executive presidency will herald a return to vibrant and diverse political expression. The reaction of the public to the news of the common candidacy has proven beyond all doubt that the people have grown greatly weary of Rajapaksa rule.

We urge all those who still keep faith with this corrupt, nepotistic regime. Hear the voices of the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim people who want to live in this country without violence. Hear the call of the Buddhists, Christians and Hindus who wish not to be mired in religious tension and hatred. Listen to the corporate sector, public servants and those who are self-employed who only wish for a small share of the economic prosperity enjoyed by the ruling cabal.

We call on all of you to hear the voices of our people. Do not let them down at this hour. History shall judge us on where we stand at this juncture….’

It is important that all progressive forces unite such as JVP and even leftist parties in the coalition such as LSSP/ CP (What has happened to the firebrands such as Vasudeva and Athauda Seneviratna?). Anura Kumara should stop being non-committal and should get actively involved in canvassing for the Common Opposition Candidate Maithri. Their dilly dallying may favour MR in one way or another. Further, in the same way JHU though a communalist party has put the country’s interest above their petty racist interests, Muslim parties too, such as SLMC and others  as well as TNA should join hands with their Sinhala Buddhist brethren to topple this family anti- minority regime without propping them up  for petty monetary or short term gains. Both Muslim and Tamil masses will not forgive them if they take a stupid stand to stand by the dictatorial regime instead of standing upto it. SLMC must remember what they did when they voted for the 18th Amendment and history will remember that blunder ,although they now regret. Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholics should also realize that MR will use the Papal visit to his advantage in this election. Although  the church has appealed that the Pope’s visit should not be used for political campaigning, already his image has been displayed in some campaign posters. All communities  have suffered under this regime.

We know very well that as an incumbent, MR can and will use his existing power (and state resources) to his advantage during the campaign as we have seen in earlier elections. Besides, he will use the War Triumph Card to attract mostly rural votes and also throw ‘NGO and Foreign conspiracy’ Cards around, to give him their franchise for the third time in succession;  this time to establish his family rule firmly in this Isle. It is therefore up to us not to make ourselves ‘Yatathwesiyoo’ meaning slaves or serfs  of  this MR Family Dynasty going down on our knees anymore; but instead to re-assert ourselves as ‘Puravesiyoo’ meaning citizens in this country by standing on our feet, by voting for a decisive political change and demanding due  accountability from the rulers we elect.

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    Harishchandra Lokumanna –

    MONDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2014 23:

    Video: Large crowds to ‘Defeat despotic regime’

    https://www.facebook.com/anurakumara

    The first of a series of rallies the JVP has organized under the theme ‘Defeat despotic regime! Rally for Democracy!!’ was held at Nugegoda today (1st) with the participation of a large crowd.

    JVP leaders including Member of its Political Bureau K.D. Lal Kantha, its General Secretary Tilvin Silva and its Leader Anura Dissanayaka addressed the rally.

    The JVP stated that rallies under the theme to defeat despotic regime under Mahinda Rajapaksa would be held in all principal towns. The party also has organized campaigns of leaflet distributions, posters and house to house campaigns.

    I am quite convinced, just like Thomas Paine was in 1776, the Common Sense Pamphlet need to be concise less than 47 pages, in simple language the masses can read and easily understand. Something like “Gam Peraliya”. Another version is Gone with the Wind.

    You can get a Free Copy Pdf of the Common sense by Thomas Paine here..

    http://www.forgottenbooks.com/search?q=Common+Sense+Thomas+Paine&t=books

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamperaliya_%28film%29

    Now to Common sense Pamphlet. Amarasiri is Pushing the Sri Lankan version of the CS Pamphlet for Altruistic reasons. Amarasiri’s only satisfaction is the defeat of MaRa , the Despotic Medamulana MaRa Dynasty, and there is no financial gain, other than he “Good Works” and “ Pin” in afterlife, if there is any as such.

    So Amarasiri is with the Common Opposition in this endeavor. The Common Opposition should embrace Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, agnostics, Atheists, Democrats, Republicans, and others EXCEPT the MaRa, their Shills and their cronies , BBS and Rapists and few undesirables

    However, Amarasiri has limited time. This is What Amarasiri can do. This post to the Common Opposition and well wishes, and ask them to Complete it.
    There will be 8 Chapters. Why, January 8,? It is the Triple Point. The Day SWRD Bandaranaika was born, the Day Lasantha Wickramatunga was killed and the Presidential Election.

    Common Sense Pamphlet
    Sri Lanka 2014
    Rata Peraliya – Family Dictatorship Vs. Democracy.
    By
    Anonymous Author(s)

    Chapter 1: Introduction Common Sense Sri Lanka 2014 – Author 1
    As long and violent abuse of power , and as the President of Sri Lanka has undertaken in his own right , to support the parliament in what he calls theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have undoubted privilege to suppress and abuse the citizens rights given by the constitution.
    The cause of Sri Lanka is in a great measure the cause of all Sri Lankans.

    Who the Authors of this Production is, is wholly unnecessary to the public, as the object of Attention is the Mahinda Rajapaksa Family Dictatorship Doctrine and Proposed dynasty Itself.

    This Pamphlet has 8 Chapters by different authors. Use Common sense and make the choice between Family Dictatorship and democracy in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

    Chapter 2: Of the origin and Design of the The Democratic Socialist Republic o of Sri Lanka in general, with remarks on the Constitution. Author 2

    Chapter 3: Of Monarchy, Dictatorship and Hereditary Succession. Author 3

    Chapter 4: Thoughts on the Present state of Sri Lanka Affairs 2014. Author 4

    Chapter 5: Of the present ability of Sri Lanka 2014 with some miscellaneous Reflections since Independence . Author 5
    Chapter 6: Rights of the Citizens of Sri Lanka. Author 6

    Chapter 7: Dangers of Dictatorship Sri Lank 2014. Author 7

    Chapter 8: Bribery, Corruption, Nepotism and Crime Sri Lanka 2010-2014. Author 8

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    come Jan 9th and you all can see Aba Saranai to Gnanasara Machan and others in the new Medamulana Nikaya and Rajapaksas and its junta dissapear in a Mihim air plane to China or Africa.

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    MARA HORU!!!!!

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    Seychelles may be the closest place from Mattala

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      Govinda
      Yes Seychelles is the retreat for all of them,with so many palaces already bought , what about Marriot hotel in Dubai, Maldives Usa uk and a host of other countries ,where they have made a foothold,but the only problem there is that those muslim ,christian citizens of those coutries are no fools to accept BBS RAVAYA racists and the likes to pollute their countries. Who is gobbasara to say that muslims should vote for MR?
      THe poor are suffering hoping and waiting for a GOOD leader who is willing to take all under HIS care ,
      while this regime is waiting to get another 2o years to plunder and get richer still and to become the first richest man in the world.Now he is the 9th richest in Asia while the son is holding the 14th position.

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    who ever wins on 9th of jan, muslims and tamils [Edited out]

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      Ela ela you have to keep your doodas between your legs and run on the 9th.

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        roy fool, you will be spared on 09th only if you kneel down and beg for mercy

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    mohomud rajapaksha should chase SLMC and other tamils parties out of the alliance and carry out a sinhalese buddhist only election campaign. then he’ll win and can rule forever….

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    Well Said Sir….We are one race belong to one community….Humanity

    We have to get rid of these oppressors and dictators which is unprescedent in the history of Sri Lanka

    We have to GET RID OF THIS BAD RUBBISH

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    BBS & Ravana Balaya and MR are symtoms of the Mahanama mind set of the Sinhala Buddhist majoritarians:

    Mara and his henchmen are taking Sri Lanka down the road of the Nazis.

    Already the junta has committed massive ethnic cleaning of Tamils (147,000+) in Vanni and elsewhere.

    Who will stop the march of the Sinhala Buddhist Nazis in Sri Lanka?

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    Our Muslim leaders like Hakeem have no shame. They will lick the boots of Rajapakse to cling on to their ministerial positions.Or wait and see who comes to power and lick the right pair of boots.

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      In my opinion, Hakeem, SLMC and all other Muslim politicians are irrelevant to the Muslims in this country. They will anyway vote for UNP.

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        Good Point of View ! It’s true.

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        Hakeem and the other muslim MPs with MARA will be busy counting their money received by MR, but their supporters will vote for My3.

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    This scoundrel done greater damage to the unity and tolerence than any other racists (leaders) to our beloved multiculti nation that prevails for thousands of year where the western world just less than a century started to boast.
    How on earth he was allowed to bring the terror monk Wirathu of Burma to Sri Lanka? Dear Chulantha Perera the controller of Immigration and Emigration lost his 30 year career for refusing him to issue a visa. It all went according to BBS agenda after the intervention of GoRa.

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    Not only BBS and Ravana balaya. even Sumanadasa Abeygunawardana is with MR.He is the astrologer bribed with the chairman post of NSB or somewhere for lying for MR and pawning the science of Astrology. He predicts that this time too the Rajayogaya is for MR. the shameless guy was humiliated last time during provincial election of the north western province. h epredicted that Dayasiri cannot even come near to Johann, son of Johnston. but Dayasiri was well ahead of johann in preferential votes

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    Boru Bala Sena are not real monks but people in need of serious psychiatric help for their sociopathic behavior. Anyway if Rauff Hakeem sits with MR because of files or because of bribes, it will not matter. A vast majority of Muslims and Tamils will vote against the incumbent because of BBS. So basically BBS has achieved something on behalf of the opposition. My bigger concerns are this CBK-RW union of unholy proportions. CBK is pathetic in he attempt to restore her vainglorious past and she was an incompetent lying President who had NO intentions of doing away with the Executive Presidency. RW is honest and a decent man with skeletons in his closet from Batalanda days and his dalliances of gay abandon are pretty much on record. What he has is effective bureaucratic ability to be competent; that is a skill CBK lacked. If you watched the first press conference you know CBK was tutoring MS; will MS be a simpleton who is suckered in by CBK desperately wants to get back into Parliament and to become relevant? She is of no added value to MS’s campaign except her nasty vituperative tongue which accuses everyone else but she never takes responsibility for her actions or her leadership or the catty things she says all the time. MR has never insulted CBK in public. CBK is out for revenge. Fonseka is out for revenge. MS is going to be given a dead rope even if he wins because all this crew of disparate interests including Eelam loving TNA pro Tiger MPs all have different agendas. And JHU is the milder BBS and it has Buddhist supremacy in mind; SLFP is secular and so is the UNP. so then what next?

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    If free and fair elections are held, 90% of the muslim vote will go against MR; 75% of the Tamils will too. if 45% of The sinhala vote goes to MS; then the numbers game favors MS over MR.

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    I like the most apt name “Cardboard Sando Gnanasara” for the lunatic. When the Presidential election is a distant memory next year, the UNHCR will have concluded their investigation and it is almost definite that we will be facing sanctions. Win or lose, the Rajapakses will be all right, with their amassed wealth, and will not feel the pinch, but us ordinary folks will immensely suffer the effect of sanctions. By a single stroke of the pen, they could cut off the oil supply and we might have a few weeks stock on hold but after that it will affect every one of the innocent people in the country introducing shortages of every conceivable produce needed for our survival. The Rajapakses will be lavishing in their palaces either here or in their other residences in USA, having everything they want just for the asking.

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