17 October, 2017

Beggaring The People; Enslaving The Nation

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“We used to live in the cashew plantation in ‘Aaru Bokka’. First they came from the Port and measured our land…. Then they sent letters. Our land has been valued at very low levels… 2 lakhs, 3 lakhs…. There were about 70 families…. We all owned plots of about 2.5 acres….  (After we protested) they increased it to 5 lakhs, 6 lakhs… And we moved into these plots of 20 perches….. Around this time of the year, the cashew would have brought us the most income… The…reservoirs…had been filled up…. We had brick-making huts. We never got compensation for any of those structures….. Before we left, they told us that one member from each family would be given a job… We didn’t get that either…. No one was given a job…. We are now totally helpless”. – A villager displaced by the Hambantota Port (Mega Development Project in Hambantota: In Whose Interest? – Law and Society Trust)[i]   

Nine new deputy ministers were sworn in on the 10th. Bus and train fares went up on the 12th.

The UPFA has 161 parliamentarians; of these 105 – i.e. two-thirds – are ministers, project ministers or deputy ministers. Installing powerless ministers/deputy ministers is a standard Rajapaksa antidote to one of most potent potential challenges to familial rule – dissent/rebellion within the SLFP.

New deputy ministers mean more unproductive expenditure on salaries and perks, offices and vehicles. This translates into higher indirect taxes and increased prices, often of essential goods/services.

The more the Rajapaksas spend on maximising their power and their glory, the greater the burden imposed on ordinary people, including Sinhalese and Buddhists.

The Hambantota Port is funded with a loan from the Exim Bank of China. Recently the interest on this loan was increased by a massive 5%, from 1.3% to 6.3%. According to Minister of Ports and Highways Rohitha Abeygunawardhana, “In all, we have received US$306.7 million from China for the harbour project. Though we had earlier decided to pay 1.3% interest, consequent to negotiations between the two parties, the government has agreed to pay 6.3% interest per annum.[ii]

This means Sri Lanka will have to pay Rs. 2528 million per annum (Rs. 210 million per month) just to service this one loan.

That is a fraction of the cost to the nation of the Rajapaksa port. What are the benefits?

In 2009, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority claimed that “with the setting up of the Hambantota Port, nearly 56,000 job opportunities will be created in the Southern region”[iii].

Three years later the Hambantota Port is yet to generate a single new job: “All the personnel employed at the Hambantota Port are seconded from the Colombo Port while no employees have been recruited to work only for the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, the parliament was told today[iv].

This is no fluke. Mattala Rajapaksa Airport too uses employees from the Katunayake Air Port. So far the employment-generation capacity of both projects has been near-zero/zero. .

Infrastructure development and employment generation normally go hand in hand. For instance, fighting unemployment through government-funded infrastructure projects was one of the main components of FDR’s New Deal.

Under Rajapaksa Rule, this standard economic tenet is being stood on its head. Rajapaksa infrastructure projects provide hardly any jobs for locals, during construction or after completion.

The Rajapaksas are thus creating a new economic category – Jobless Infrastructure Development.

Familial economics is the inevitable corollary of familial politics. The real purpose of the Rajapaksa infrastructural projects is personal/familial aggrandizement. Hambantota is the Rajapaksa fiefdom. So it must surpass Colombo, not in the wellbeing of the people, but in exhibitionist and glitzy ventures. Plus every important national installation must be named after the Rajapaksas. Since Lanka’s main international airport and premiere conference hall bear the name of the founder of a rival dynasty, it accords with the logic of familial economics to build a new airport and a new conference hall (dwarfing the existing ones in size and magnificence) and name them after the Rajapaksas.

The convention centre in Hambantota is said to be the largest in South Asia. A mammoth road leads up to it. But Hambantota is still, at the base, an economic and infrastructural backwater. It lacks the minimum facilities needed to sustain a mini-local confab, let alone a mega-international conference like the Commonwealth. It has no hotels or restaurants for the delegates to use, no resting places, or even adequate toilet facilities. For the Summit to be held in Hambantota, the delegates will have to be air-lifted from their Colombo hotels to Hambantota, and back, every day.

The inability to hold the Commonwealth in Hambantota does not seem to have taught the Rajapaksas a lesson in sense and sensibility. They seem even more set on transforming their fiefdom into a super-polis. The enormous funds needed to realise this megalomanic dream cannot be generated internally (government revenue is declining; Lankan banking sector is in the ‘highest risk’ category, according to S&P[v]). Even externally, no single country/institution will be willing to lend money at a rate/on a scale sufficient to satisfy Rajapaksa whims and fancies.

Except the Chinese….

China, which made possible Rajapaksa Port and Airport, is to fund the artificial island off Hambantota and Asia tallest tower in Colombo. These new projects too will create very few forward or backward linkages, due to loan-conditionalities (which include using Chinese contractors and Chinese labour). In consequence, these infrastructure projects too will come into being and exist in glitzy-isolation, unconnected either to the larger economy or to the lives of the people.

China’s position, at the beginning of the 21st century, is roughly analogous to that of the US at the beginning of the 20th Century – ‘Super Power-in-waiting’. Thanks to Rajapaksa rule, Sri Lanka may end up as a client-state of this emerging super power. That is not a happy fate, as the searing experiences of Central and South American nations with America demonstrate.

Losing Sovereignty

Noam Chomsky argues that “….Sovereignty, hence ability to control internal economic development and to enter international market systems on one’s own terms is a crucial prerequisite to economic development”[vi]. When an economically weak country becomes dependent for its financial survival on a powerful nation/an institution, loss of sovereignty cannot but ensue.

Beijing is no more altruistic in its dealings with Colombo than Washington was with its Tricontinental World clients – as the sudden and massive interest-hike in the Hambantota Port loan – beneficial to China and ruinous to Sri Lanka – demonstrates, As the Rajapaksas turn to the Chinese for more loans to build unproductive/unprofitable mega-structures, Beijing’s ability to impose damaging political, socio-economic and financial conditionalities on us will increase. The costs of this path can range from becoming a proxy-battleground for the politico-economic contestation between China and India (perhaps even China and US) to selling our natural resources to China on extremely disadvantageous terms.

The final outcome of this process is the loss of sovereignty, political and economic. Forget the harm done by the Rajapaksas to Tamils and Muslims. Their rule will beggar the Sinhalese – up to umpteenth generations – and turn Sri Lanka into a political pawn and an economic neo-colony of the emerging Super Power.

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    Rajapakse family don’t think that they made elephants in Hambantota and further keep on making more white elephants like the new plan of man made Island off Hambanthota.

    HongKong and Singapore made artificial Islands since their country is very small they can afford to make it with their own pocket.

    And our King trying to make it with borrowed money.

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      what about the commissions received

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        These mega corrupt politicos look at the Commission first, How many Billions they would get? then Okay it, & decide what is the project ? Naval Port in Nuwara-Eliya or Air port at Hatton, or Super highway to Sripda/Adam’s peak etc. & get tenderer to double the cost estimate & make 50% commission.
        If not which sane man would build Air Port in a Birds sanctuary ? Those are not only White Elephants but crimes as well, one day they will have to pay back.

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      Thanks T a hundred times! Another super analysis of how Rajapassa continues to throw good money after bad in Hambantota – land of White elephants – why beggaring the Sinhalalya Modayas who vote for them!
      When the Lankan economy and the rupee crashes there will be anti-Chinese riots since China has committed 2 crimes in Lanka (as in Burma)
      1) Bankrupted the economy caused DUTCH DISEASE which is the reason for the current fictitious and JOBLESS GROWTH in the country and related BRAINDRAIN
      2) Consolidated the Rajapassa military dictatorship

      Obvious points that Sri Lanka needs a balanced foreign policy if the REAL ECONOMY is to grow and proper jobs created for youth in particular..
      China only sell goods to Sri Lanka, it does not BUY goods which boost the REAL ECONOMY and industrial/ manuafacturing sectors.
      It is the EU and USA that actually help the REAL ECONOMY by purchasing goods made in and from Lanka which develops the manufacturing and agriculture sectors and generates jobs.
      China which is merely causing what economists term DUTCH DISEASE in Lanka at this time: Cheap Chinese goods flooding in and loans are bankrupting the country and counterproductive to developing the REAL ECONOMY – manufacturing and industrial and agriculture sectors..
      There is NO transfer of technology from China and Sri Lanka is suffering DUTCH DISEASE as the result of Chinese loans for white elephant infrastructure while a Burma style MILITARY DICTATORSHIP and DEEP STATE with a facade of democracy is being constructed by the Rajapassa brothers to sustain the corrupt and criminal family and its cronies and related MILITARY BUSINESSES..

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      Thanks T a hundred times! Another super analysis of how Rajapassa continues to throw good money after bad in Hambantota – land of White elephants – while beggaring the Sinhalalya Modayas who vote for them!
      When the Lankan economy and the rupee crashes there will be anti-Chinese riots since China has committed 2 crimes in Lanka (as in Burma)
      1) Bankrupted the economy caused DUTCH DISEASE which is the reason for the current fictitious and JOBLESS GROWTH in the country and related BRAINDRAIN
      2) Consolidated the Rajapassa military dictatorship

      Obvious points that Sri Lanka needs a balanced foreign policy if the REAL ECONOMY is to grow and proper jobs created for youth in particular..
      China only sell goods to Sri Lanka, it does not BUY goods which boost the REAL ECONOMY and industrial/ manuafacturing sectors.
      It is the EU and USA that actually help the REAL ECONOMY by purchasing goods made in and from Lanka which develops the manufacturing and agriculture sectors and generates jobs.
      China which is merely causing what economists term DUTCH DISEASE in Lanka at this time: Cheap Chinese goods flooding in and loans are bankrupting the country and counterproductive to developing the REAL ECONOMY – manufacturing and industrial and agriculture sectors..
      There is NO transfer of technology from China and Sri Lanka is suffering DUTCH DISEASE as the result of Chinese loans for white elephant infrastructure while a Burma style MILITARY DICTATORSHIP and DEEP STATE with a facade of democracy is being constructed by the Rajapassa brothers to sustain the corrupt and criminal family and its cronies and related MILITARY BUSINESSES..

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        What is this “DEEP STATE” other than a cover up for all those who are actively participating in the looting or in its justification including the opposition.

        We have an oppositions that does not oppose.

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    Tisaranee Gunasekara,

    OK, what will happen to the Rajapakse clan in the near future?

    Is a war crimes tribunal out of Question?

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      Thiru aney look at face will you.
      One foot on the grave ne meya.
      Be patient, looks like he is about to kick the bucket.

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      Tisaranee G is doing her best to give an insight of this regime to the public as much as possible. Thank you TG.

      Bashing Rajapaksa alone will not help the free and fair minded people who like to see the back of this regime. The bottom line is to get rid of this regime somehow. Since the resistance and hostility of the main opposition is pitifully weak with its own incessant internal conflicts, the regime doesnt really have an immidiate threat although MR is having colossal pressure from his own camp.
      As, some commenters requested earlier it would be so interesting if TG could do a SWOT analysis separately on Ranil & Sajith both. I, myself a RW supporter no matter what yet Sajith has given a picture among the villagers that he is the man to lead the UNP. I am not against Sajith yet iam so sceptical of his connection with the enemies of the party. It is so sad that considerable number of UNPers feel that Ranil cannot make a formidable force to win an election.
      TG could also write about the India’s Dr. Jackyll & Mr. Hide character who is enchouraging and supporting MR’s regime indirectly.

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    You are just a total idiot who can’t see the big picture because of hour hatred of anything rajapase. Infrastructure takes time to show benefits. Without which you can forget about investment. Crawl back to the hole you came from and take your meds

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      Your overdose is quite apparent. Yep, pigs can fly, keep your mouth wide open.

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      Even after another couple of centuries, the infrastructure built with Chinese aid may not show any profit, because geographically Hambantota is in a remote corner of the country! Only the Chinese will stand to gain and what TG says in this respect is absolutely correct!

      Sengodan. M

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        Hambanthota Is very hot. Because of Mattala Airport and Hambanthota HArbour, that area can be developed as a Tourist destination to people freezing in the cold and would love to Sun-Bathe naked.

        At present Cruise ships come to Colombo. All those can be diverted to Hambanthota with a good duty free shopping mall there.

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          Jim Softy,

          How many cruise ships come to Sri Lanka in a month. May be one in three months. Even if they come they won’t stay over couple of hours at a port, but just for vacationers to take some photos and buy some ornaments to remember. That is all they do, as the food is available on board of cruise ships.

          Also although tourists like sun, they don’t like to get Barbecued under very hot sun. Also they are concern on Skin cancer and avoid direct sunlight.

          Hambanthota is good to make Dry fish…”Karawala” if invested properly as an export commodity.

          Surely not as a tourist destination.

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          OH yes,
          You also can join your bosses , Jarapassa and clan, there to enjoy with tourists.
          because your F King jarapassa is Naked now.

          Tangalla and Hambayathota Cronies of Your boss, Jarapassa will love naked tourists,
          as they have more experiences
          Like they loved of British tourist Khuram Shaikh and helping his on his girlfriend.

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      Abahaya – I beg to disagree! How much “time” would you estimate is needed “to show benefits”? Tisaranee’s logic seems very sound, but since you vehemently oppose it, let us have your reasoning in similar vein. Resorting to abuse is easy, but backing up your stance is another kettle of fish.

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        Peter these are the same gon things that were said when Victoria kotmale and randenigala was built . same issues were present then such as the companies being from the diner country etc . sri Lanka has a road and infrastructure system that was don’t in 1940s when the British left. If you think a country can develop with such a system you and thisaranee are high on something I haven’t tried yet. No company is going to invest in a country where it takes 3 hours to go 72 miles on a good day. I live in Michigan and live 70 miles from work and it takes me exactly 1 hr to drive to work. It is called productivity. It is a competitive world we live in companies can choose from so many countries to invest in . this infrastructure they are building is absolutely essential.it will pay for it self a hundred fold. If you have lived in Kandy or Colombo it should be obvious these places are too crowded. So even hwmbantota is not a bad idea at all.

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          I agree that a country need infrastructure. UK is till building and investing in infrastructures. Cross Rail, High Spped Link etc

          But it need careful planning.

          For example in the UK there is a need for and additional airpot in London. There is a demand and capacity for this.

          But the government is not rushing and building additional airport in the town where Daivd Cameron the primem inister was born

          Instead they are evaluating may options and many financing schemes.

          There is no demand or capcity for a Port in Hambantota, or a demand or capcity for an airport in Hambantotta.

          soon these two white elepahnts will be rusiting in the sea breeze.
          The government have accepted there is a no demand for a passenger airport and now they are trying to convert the Hambantota air port as a work shop

          I notice you live in the state …I am sure when you visit Sri Lanka next you would insist on flying to Hambantota and drive to colombo from there which will take more than the flight time from USA to Sri Lanka.

          There is no direct flight to Hambantota…as patriot of Rajapakse’s I am sure you will fly to Colmbo and then by Mihin Air to Hambantota and then drive back to Colombo.

          If we all do that we will contribute to the white elephant economy of Hambantota

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            Actually I amin SL right now and I’ll co exactly that. In the next day

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              You should better go to all Rajapakshes and lick them top to bottom for what they all have done to the nation sofar. Take time for that Abhaya, it can then be exemplary for the stupid masses to follow up. Good luck.

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              Goth-abhaya, (Goth-ass)

              We know that because you told us that you couldnt walk the streets of Detroit and you have taken time off to Walk the Streets of Sinhala Lanka and take a Bus ride where you feel safe.
              Enjoy the last few hours you Goth-ass.

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            Raja, dont worry, you dont need to do what those idiots would do.

            There are many of the lanken refugees living in the states, canada and european countries. Many of them have claimed their visas by bringing all kind of inaccurate info about their home country. I have no doubt, this particular Abaya from what he keeps adding to this and other forums, should be one of the mentioned.

            They are overwelmed just looking at southern expressway and several other road constructions accross the country. One of my african friends from far poor countries shared me the same – about the road, tele and other areas of developments projects whenever they return from their countries. So this is common NOT only to MR^s rule, but also to current day Ethiopia.
            What angers me, many of the lankens seem to see only one side forgetting the most important areas like – law and order irregularities, rapidly increase of crime rates, poverty etc… are not their interests. Even Hamudurowos have now beeen becoming broad day criminals – they are allowed to use the same MERVIN and WIMALs like filthy hate speeches in manipulating the masses. There is no place for respect and dignity of life… even President himself is used to use POPULAR filthy sinhalese in his public speeches. Where the counrty is marching to ? … WONDER OF ASIA ?????????????????

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          Highways , roads, drainage, eletrical service are all essential BUT building Hambantota Port and Rajapaksa Airport is not.

          It is a strawman to suggest that the critics here are against infrastructure porjects per see when the criticism is on superfluous and unnecessary projects that are just ego projects for MR.

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            Do we have a properly functional drainage systems in the capital ?

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              That was my point, that instead of wasting money on Hambantota and Rajapaksa airport, the government should first fix the drainage and plumbing issues.

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          Leave it aside. True that the country needs high ways and carpeted rds, but why the govt is only focusing on it creating the masses of poor of the poor in hunger ? In a time where no war is there, people ^s essential daily needs should be lower than they are to this date. How can those poor people even think of surviving ? Why you buggers seems to be seeing only side. What have the newly built port brought sofar to the country ? May be the buidling a new airport is long awaiting issue to the country, but how many of other illegal businesses are deliberately being carried out by the current regime, where they could save billions of poor people ^s funds for their survival ?

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            Productivity is learning how to make use of the time its most. Not what Abaya has defined in his silly comments.

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      I would love to see that big picture that you and Leela FukSofty always parroting about.
      We only see ugly faces of Gankabarsaya family every where every day.

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        Turn off the TV jackass

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          Michigan jack ass; ha ambaya;

          you know how many Aahya flights to Arabia from sri lanka,
          those women willingly or unwillingly have to go there to earn a living, because your jarapassa’s Developed economy.
          they toil there and do prostitution to feed your Moronic Malabari Maharaja and his idiots clan.
          Who the hell is willing to see his Topsy Monkey face and that woman’s powdered bum face.

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            No doubt, Michigan Buruwas gear up the stupid masses in SL.

            Actually, this is common to his kind of ilk. No matter high corrupted events are becoming day today agendas in the guise of so called development projects – these ilk would see only one side. This is the ground reality of the folks accross the country. If Media could play a key role to feed them with balanced views about on going situation, i have no doubt that the opposition would win the next election. Rajapakshes are just minimaruwos – murderers born to destroy the nation. How the man would give a lead to CW 53 (majority poor afro states) will be the next problems for next two years. There, Ganians and several others would fearlessly react – is my great hope.

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          Turn off?
          I feel like smashing bloody TV everytime I see one of the ‘kabarayas’ and their stoogies. Why they are so ugly with that ‘muduma’ looks?

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          Goth-abhaya ( Goth-ass)

          It looks like you have a lot of West Indian friends ( Jackass) in Detroit you blood clot.

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      What a moron you are, mate. Just look at the (videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk5hRKts0so) and see how the poor people whose lands have been purchased cheaply are struggling to make ends meet. It is a tragedy for these families. What about the promised thousands of jobs during the building of these projects? Who gained from these jobs? The imported Chinese labour force!!

      How about the increase in interest rate payments to the Chinese for the loan obtained? 1.3% to 6.3% within a few years after the interest rate was agreed. How did this happen?

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      crawl back to the hole…
      we will all soon be sucked by the financial blackhole …….of these white elephant projects.

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        Not forgetting that Tiger crisis a decade ago in southern east asia. Thailand had invested a lot for building constructions but since then, they started the problems with their economies. Now though it has recovered but alone, those projects cannot bring progress to the nation so long there is no law and order (akurata) in function. If the BURUWA would appoint Mervin to Kelaniya again, people of that area will for sure kill him. But MR^s actions are like that. sofar…

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      Goth-abhaya, ( Goth-ass),

      Tissa is not taloking rubbish mate you are. MR has pawned the Nation including the family Silver.
      You returned to Sinhala Lanka from USA as a failed Business man and where did you get the money from to build the White House in the Middle of the city. Is from the Loot or by Pawning the Nation to the Chinese.

      You have to learn to live within your means and that is simple arithmatic.

      ANSWER IT MAN

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    The Chinese have got the Lankans by the balls. By the time the damage surfaces the present Rulers will be long gone and history would have recorded their sell out. Until such time lets have ball.

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      Ceylonese

      ” By the time the damage surfaces the present Rulers will be long gone and history would have recorded their sell out.”

      May be true, however the people will have to pay off the debts to the Chinese. They seem happy to eke out a living while they are laden with foreign loans which does not bear benefits to them.

      Don’t forget loans have already been inflated with commissions paid.

      Hail the chief.

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        What is the problem in paying loans to Chinese rather than the white skinned Westerners?

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          It isn’t loans per see , rather the interest % and more specifically the reason for the loans, i.e. wastefull projects to stoke MR’s ego.

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            “Wasteful projects” and “ego”? Is that why MR win and the UNP lose election after election.

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              MR rides on his Singhala Nationalism , plus UNP is worthless.

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          because westerners pay less commissions and
          some time vomit the truth too.
          so give your approval for your household to get baby Chinese also.
          love your chinks babies with western masters.

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          Hela

          “What is the problem in paying loans to Chinese rather than the white skinned Westerners?”

          The problem is not who gets paid but who pays. It will be the poor of this island who on the whole pays the white and the yellow.

          Unnecessary and unproductive so called development projects mean nothing to the poor. In fact these development projects dis-empower the poor and benefit the rich.

          Poor who are at the bottom end of the pecking order have been alienated from their entitlement while the politicians take their cut before the projects commence.

          Once in a while you ought to pick your bump from your comfortable imported sofa and go South and speak to the people.

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            Foreign,

            This is another Vaalikaamam jokes ( or should I say hoax) is it.
            The answer to your argument is that if your Credit Rating is so low ( Like MRs ) no decent White Skinned Western Banks will give you a Laon except dark skinned Mongrels like the Chinese Banks at exorbitant interest rates. You will just be paying the interest all your live and not the Capital.

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    Infrastructure projects also mean Rajapaksa and friends can extract kickbacks and skim money off the taxpayer.

    Hambantota port is unnecessary, when the West coast already has Colombo port and the East has Trincomalee.

    Such a waste of taxpayer monies when ordinary people are struggling to make ends meet.

    The new Airport is another waste , when it would have been far more prudent to upgrade and renovate Katunayaka Airport. Such a small country does not need 2 international airports.

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    Actually I don’t agree with TG’s observations about newly appointed Deputy Ministers and 105 of Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other Ministers. In my opinion we have to create some more ministries for the rest of 56 MP’s as we are very close to the Miracle of Asia.

    As soon as Our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi find Suitable names for Ministries he will appoint the rest of the 56 of MP’s as Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

    Here there are some Suggestions,

    Ala(Potato) Ministry, Parippu(Dhal)Ministry, Saman Ministry, Onion Ministry as we already have Tomiya, Laxman Seneviratna as “Seeni(Sugar) Minister.

    Create 10 or more “Junior Ministries” as we already have “Senior Ministries”

    There are some MP’s in the Parliament such as Paba who has thorough knowledge of the constitution, specially about 13 amendment be given special Ministry to serve the country.

    Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi should create a special Ministry as “Pleasure Ministry” for “Surathali” to use her knowledge to serve the country.

    Also I don’t agree with TG’s comments about Magampura Port as waste as the Port can be Used as a world Largest Swimming Pool.

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      what about Bulathvita ministry?,
      need some ministers for Bulath, Puwak, Hunu [lime], and tobacco also.
      then minister for Toilets, and urinals.
      Bathing place ministers???
      Male ministers for Ladies bathrooms and female ministers for male bathe rooms.[ will be a big demand from rajapassa and clan]

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        U know J Amare @,

        Some lankens are hallucinated by being able to use that southern highway.. I have met them on their return to Germany lately – I questioned whether they also noticed how many of our poor people struggle for their three meals today – was almost ignored by them. That is the nature of our people in general. They are not used to think about issues properly. Be it voting for their candidates or making their contributions, they should first learn to study a matter properly. May be the Education or the culture down there – however, there should be distinguishable changes in our society, if they the people want to see us getting forward… else, nobody can usher them a better life… for sure.

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      Lapatiya,

      How a bout a Ministry for Dry fish…”Karawala” “Jadi” and “Umbala Kada”
      All are high export commodities and Hambanthota could be the Manufacturing and Export distribution center with both Harbor and Airport available.

      Also a ministry to teach Chinese in Schools and work places, as soon Chinese could be our Second Language.

      Last to create the Ministry of Jokers, where the talented Liars could teach and conduct seminars how to become world class award winning Liars, Cheaters, thieves,rapists, commission Kakkas, Jokers, thugs and murderers. They could win international competitions and bring in international trophies to Sri Lanka.

      This is where Sri Lanka is heading for.

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    I am calling upon all politicians and academics and to those who matter in the governance of the Country. You are leading the country on the wrong path and a path of destruction due to your blind obeisance to the governing whom seem to have no direction in humanity, democracy or prosperity of the common man.
    At this rate of self destruction you will not have a legislature to attend to, a people to serve to,a political life to look forward instead of a blind rule which will entrap us all into a foreign hand due to the massive monies which will be owed to them.
    you Sirs, will be enslaving us the citizens to a foreign entity and then you too will be just an ordinary slave.
    i call upon you to correct the wrong done and save us and yourselves from a potential bondage.

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    When will Sinhala Buddhist modayas wake up? ….I doubt it….

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      J.Muthu

      “When will Sinhala Buddhist modayas wake up? ….I doubt it….”

      Forget the Modayas for a second. Let us discuss about those Mandayas.

      What do you know about them?

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          ela kolla

          Thanks great comment.

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          Make Ela Kolla the Minister of Polkudu.

          There’s ample polkudu, Punnakku and Thanakola…..grass available to feed the Villege Sinhala Buddhist Buffalo Harakas who voted for another Buffalo Haraka.

          Ela Kolla is most suitable to make sure Hambanthota Buffalo get’s his daily Polkudu and Grass quota.

          Safeguard the UN Wine glass from Joker Buffalo and serve it it’s usual Kasippu katu kambi and female buffalo ur…ine.

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    An excellent summary of the financial madness of the Government. TG is not writing about basic infrastructure that takes time to show benefits. but self aggrandizing projects that benefit nobody. Future governments (if there are any) will inherit all this debt.

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    China the new super power is making all the political aspirations by granting projects on crazy interest percentages and then let the Rajapaksas take 30% of that amount as kick backs.

    The idiots in this country except the North will keep voting for this so called sensitive Rajapaksas for the next 20 years and make another Somalia with military junta and self claimed tribes will rule like Gnanasara will have a part of south and Ranawaka another etc.

    wake up folks… its time to take out your money from any of the govt owned banks as it may very soon go the Cyrus way.

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      Mr Ting Tong,

      I don’t know why you are complaining. You bring your work force to build these mega Rajapaksa projects and leave the workforce behind when the projects are completed.

      In years to come Sri Lanka is not just going to end up as a province of China but it will also breed a sizeable new race called the Chingalese – slanty eyed Sinhalese. with China’s support I am sure they will get a separate state in Sri Lanka.

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        Piranha..
        when the JRJ led UNP had mega projects like the Mahaweli, they did not bring the drives/welders and any of the low skilled work force and let the locals come up with employment on these big world class construction cos like Skanska/Balfour Beatty etc. and those folks once got the work experience like backhoe operators/tunnel construction had more job opportunities elswehwere like in the Middle East.

        in Rajapaksa mega projects even the welder have to come from China as they do not speak English to mingle with the rest of the local work force.

        Also I have credible information that most of the Chinese workers are prisoners serving life sentences in the Chinese jails and they were given some industrial skills and shipped to Sri Lanka which is again a gross violation of Human Rights and conventions.

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      30% kick backs? I thought you wrote sometime back that Rajapakses were taking 50% kick backs. Nevermind the opinion of you small minded men, anyone can see the country as a whole is leaping ahead. Just look at the statistics and notice the increase in literacy and the GDP and the decrease in poverty and unemployment.

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    Accountability for public money has long been thrown overboard. All land, other assets and public treasury are being usurped by Rajapaksha as his personal assets, and he is utilizing them the way he wants. Where else on earth that a President can just dish out land and houses to people, individuals or organizations at the drop of a hat.

    In the UK even a penny of the public money or even for that matter in a company budget cannot be spent without proper written case made for it, and without going through an approval and auditing process.

    Sri Lanka now has a unitary rule by one man: is he a KIng or a Dictator? I have no idea. But it is the people who elected him, through claimed fair voting or by manipulation. But the country hs got what it wants – may be deserve too.

    A Feudal state where everyone has to creep up to the next one above him to get anything. This is Sri Lanka, today, as it has always been in the past. Back to ancient times in social development, using modern technology. That’s what our nation is good at, creeping.

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    I believe that the Chinese will not be as virulently opportunistic and exploitative as the Americans had been in their quest for dominance.

    On the contrary, China has demonstrated in Africa that they take their share of development gains far more fairly than the expropriating Western powers did for centuries.

    The interest rate hike could have been as a response to an aspect of repayment that the public was not made privy to…

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      That is not what I have heard. The Chinese are basically stripping all the natural wealth from these African nations enriching only a very few with political patronage or power in these countries. The roads and other facilities they are building are for the purpose of transporting the minerals to shipping ports and the rest of the country sees no development at all. The Chinese workforce is also left behind and they are competing with the local populations for the scarce resources in the countryside leading to new conflicts. Congo is a typical example of Chinese economic abuse of a volatile country ruled by a corrupt and dictatorial regime.

      As opposed to the Chinese the Western plunderers did a lot of infrastructure development work in the whole of the countries they colonised. This may no longer be the case with private companies but at least they employ local labour and that benefits the people.

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        Bo shit man. Read “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”, by John Perkins published in 2004.

        There you can read the story of John Perkins what and how he was that transferred from being the willing servant of empire to an impassioned advocate for the rights of oppressed people. Perkins was recruited by the United States National Security Agency but was on the payroll of an international consulting firm, from that cover he traveled the world to Indonesia, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other strategically important countries.

        Perkins job was to implement policies that promoted the interests of the U.S. corporatocracy (a coalition of government, banks, and corporations) in a dirty path to pursue oil and other resources while professing to alleviate poverty—policies that alienated many nations and ultimately led to September 11 and growing anti-Americanism.

        Perkins’ function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID.

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      LP
      I would agree with you that the Western powers in the bygone era have unfairly expropriated vast amount of money and resources from third world countries. Think we all know the history of British colonial Companies.
      I’m rather baffled by the “penal” interest rate hike of 5%. (would this be classified fair expropriating of the countries reserves?)That is huge in current market conditions even if it was a repayment default.
      The returns from the Port is highly unlikely to meet the interest cost.

      With the debt mountain and interest shortfall on the Port, i wonder if the Bank are hoping in time the “keys” to the port are handed over to the Chinese.

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        chandra,

        You say…..”Think we all know the history of British colonial Companies.”

        Can you elaborate on this about your British Colonial Companies.

        It is only the British who opened companies, roads and railway networks and plantations that still are functioning todate.

        If not for British Tea and coffee, Sri Lankans will be still drinking “Kotta malli” Koriandar water in the morning when they wake up.

        It is the Swolen Head Sinhalayas like you that do not appreciate what The British did who are ruining our country today.

        Over 55 countries that British ruled are doing very well today while Sri Lanka’s crook politicians ruin our country.

        Remember if not for British, Sri Lanka could be still governed by an Indian King, or part of an Indian State.

        Go read your history before commenting.

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      Lasantha;
      not so happening in Africa as you said,
      one of my friend who worked in Ethiopia told me, that the chinks, they exploiting and scraping what ever they can and give arms and ammunitions to those countries on exorbitant interests to repay in long terms.
      and they do not spend any money on their vocation in those countries.
      the infra structures they construct are not in accidence with the international stranded,
      and waste away easily.
      we do not approve the colonial masters, but still we are using their contributed and constructed infrastructures

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      further more they support what ever the government and bribe the politikkas get their jobs done.

      SAME AS INDIANS AND INDIAN COMPANIES DO./

      And they do not employ or use locale labour,
      but bring P L A Soldiers and prisoners to work on their contracts and factories.
      all the tools and materials are also from China.
      Only they leave is Yellow faced chink babies to temporary African wives.

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        This Amamraya is a worshipper of neo-colonial white ass. Like him, his friend, said Ethiopian may well be their servant as well.

        If skilled labour is not available locally and the job has to be completed in time, what’s wrong importing the required labour? That must be in the contract. What’s important is to get the job done in time for the agreed sum.

        A long time back, I have worked as an assistant to London based project director of ADMA of a US petrochemical giant, Davy Power Gas. I have seen it all. They exploit every letter in the contract to screw the client and make the most. In the case of ADMA, the client was Abu Dhabi government, so there was no problem with money. They often took sheiks to playboy and Park Road casinos. In the end the total cost reached 4 billion which I learned is double the contracted sum. And that was in the seventies. Imagine, how much neo colonialists must have been screwing all those days before Chinese came to the seen.

        If whites left half-casts wherever they wend what wrong leaving some half-yellows.

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          Patriot [Sitting on your brain];
          I have doubt of bill pottinger??

          You Accepted that Long time back You Kissed and worshiped white asses in Middle east.
          I am neither a white ass worshiper, nor a Chink’s ass kisser.
          Nor do I an Indian asslickcer.
          like you, So called name sake Patriots.
          Just a villager from eastern lanka, who is looking, seeking for just governance from the so called Uncultured playboy Rulers.
          NOT LIKE YOU SO CALLED NAME SAKE PATRIOTS.
          WHAT PATRIOTISM YOU HAVE DONE TO SRI LNAKA
          BECAUSE WE LIVED /LIVES IN THE TERA INFESTED EAST,AND SACRIFISED MORE FROM OUR LIVES.
          and we are not INDEBETED to Sri lanka as we have done our duty from our blood.
          And still Say Yes to whoever do Right things.
          Not caring of raciality, Religion, cast or nationality.
          but when these looter morons of Rajapassa and clan, UNP ,JVP BBs and other so called saviours of the nation are doing nasty deeds we cannot bear it.

          Still the Middle east Bedouin Camels are seeking bribes from Foreigners.
          Be it money or Sexual Gifts.
          And They do Inherit the Slave and sex trades and
          Now doing it in mass scale with Muslim agents in third world countries.
          The Newest ADIITION TO THE LIST IS CHINESE SEX WORKERS.
          when you visit From A to Z, Abhu Dhabi to Zanzibar all over the middle east,it is full of Chinese and most of the lucrative contracts are offered to Chinese companies with the forced labour from china.
          they, the Arab Muslim camels have oil money, Priced less than water.
          So let them spend that. who cares???.
          But what we have got????.
          Big Loans given by cunning CHINKS and Indians with massive interests to be paid in the long run for 10 or more future generations.
          And recently Chinks Increased the agreed interest rate for the loans from 1.3% to 6.3%.
          So who agreed ???/.
          Who gave Approval??????.
          THE PEOPLE IF WONDERLAND??????.

          WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THAT LOANS.

          RAJAPASSAS OR HIS FAMILY CLAN.

          SITTING ON THE BRAIN PATRIOT OR BILL POTINGER AGENT?.
          JUST THINK OF THAT AND GO BEG ON THE STREET TO PAY FOR ALL THOSE.
          Only looting Moron Jarapassa and clan to collect commission.
          and
          moron Jarapassa approved Rs 120 millions tax concession for AUSTRALIAN Casino king.
          That is approx.; equal for the Agro fertilizer subsidy, Health and education budget for a year expenditure.
          I have No DISAGREEMENT about the South Port,
          it should have constructed 30/40 years before to compete with regional ports.
          but No body has done. preliminary and feasibility studies of future use, when it was completing constructions,
          They, the governance should have come to concession terms with Major shipping lines of the world to use South port
          and leave their hate of nations, imperious and inferiority complex.

          ALL of you have Making the nasty soup. but foolish people are have to drink.

          This is like Crabs are dancing in the water un till the water boils in the pot.
          as a humble poor person who travelled the world, I have my own experiences.
          Take my words and See;
          RAJAPASSA CRABS will dance till the water boils.

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            AMARAYA,
            You have a English comprehension problem. I have never said I worked in the ME. I said, “I have worked as an assistant to London based project director of ADMA ….”

            You have your outlook and a pile of complains. We have ours relative satisfaction. And the voters in this country have voted MR with an increased majority at every election since 2005. Whether you and your types like it or not, that’s democracy. You cannot accept it means you’re an anti democrat. Tough luck to you mate.

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              Patriot = Banda ? (aka Herold Leelaw…..)

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              To
              Patriot = Banda [Dalu] ?
              As Chandra said to you; (aka Herold Leelaw…..)
              Any thing to do with Bill Pottinger???.

              Anyhow you have to accept that You Kissed and worshiped white asses.
              as an O/l Qualified villager and person who don’t have tails or tags like Bsc, BA, MBA, Phds
              but with common senses to understand what is happening around.
              So that,
              maybe I have got a English comprehension problem,
              but not of the comprehension problem of looting of peoples tax money and cheating on their votes, robing of national treasures, Abductions, torture, Kudu dealings, killing of political opponents and prisoners,
              IF your MARA Puthra Rajapassa got votes from people,
              that is to rule the country with good governance,
              Not to Abuse his power to loot the country and show off as a play boys.
              If you cannot understand, That is not Our problem,
              that is not people’s of sri lanka’s problem.

              {Because you are doing a Licking job for Others, so it is a contractual problem
              between employer [ BILL Potinger]JRAPASSA and
              Patriot = Banda [ Dalu]? (aka Herold Leelaw…..)
              you say;
              the voters in this country have voted MR with an increased majority at every election since 2005.
              If you do not know, now Learn it.
              Yes, IT is CALLED ” Compo Gilmart”.
              that’s not democracy, That is called Kleptocracy.[චෞරතන්ත්‍රය].
              That Kleptocracy.[චෞරතන්ත්‍රය] is for Bogus Patriot, Bogus Saviours of nation like your Jarapassa clan, UNP JVP, All the thieves of Ps .
              I Am not anti democrat.
              I am always for what is right in democracy
              Tough luck is not for me,
              But I wish very Tough luck for you all so called , Bogus democrats Patriots.
              remember and wait and see.
              YOU ALL ARE SWIMMING CRABS, TILL THE POT BOILS.

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    After sacrificing 4000 acres to the sea by building a inland port at a cost of USD 360 Mn, another USD 40 Mn was spent to blast the famous rock which was found to be blocking the port. We have still not come to phase two and three of this mega white elephant.

    Now mahadanamutha and golayas want to build an itsy bitsy island for whom? Maybe for a casino or nudist colony where everything will be free of encumberances away from the prying eyes of the natives. 50,000 jobs promised but none given. Locals have been well and truly cadjued up.

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    Pres.Rajapakse is building the 17th Airport in Kandy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_Sri_Lanka

    Soon he is going to add another Airport in Nuwara Eliya.

    Sri Lanka is the worlds only country with the highest number of airports in comparison to it’s land mass.

    Already a Dry land Hambanthota will face ecological disasters in the near future due to clearing of Jungles, nature, sauna and greens.

    China has already taken over our deep water oceans to fish. Soon China will take over our Tea estates, agriculture, tourist industry and mineral sands.

    Uneducated, uncultured and uncivilized swollen head morons will never listen to Educated, wise and honest people. They are not even surrounded by any of them, but only have Astrologers as Economic Advisers. They look after only their pockets and Interests and not he country. That’s their nature.

    Soon Sri Lanka will be heading for another Somalia.

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      Sunil Perera @

      above all what I heard lately was their land grab tactics.

      Today there are increasing number of people that have faced problems in terms of their own properties. Rajapakshe henchmen are said to be a great threat to those people. They promote all kind of illegal fradulent actitiveis across the nations. So calling them as uncultured, uneducated, rascals are most appropriate.

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        PunchiManike,

        Yes Rajapakses are using many tactics and hoodwink the people to grab their land. Some of them are…

        Making and expanding High Security zones. Rajapakses grab land by creating a High Security Zone. Many Hotelliers and land owners in Eastern, Western and Southern Province had to give their land and Property to Govt. under these fake projects and law.

        Buddhist Vihara land and Cultural heritage. Rajapakses grab private land saying they are part of Buddhist temples and Cultural related sites and grab private land.

        Fake Development projects like building Airports, Harbors, urban development and building roads by acquiring private land.

        Building 17th Airport in Kandy is another Land Grab. Already Kandy is becomming a Grey city and Building an Airport will definitely effect the environment, nature, climate change and sauna.

        Why we need 17 Airports when any destination in the whole country could be reached within 5 hours by land. (from one destination to the other). Who is going to travel in a plane. Even a tourist or a businessman( Other than Rajapakse Family and the Goons) avoid travel by Air taking much longer than by road.

        For example from Colombo to Kandy could be reached within two hours by a rented car spending 7,000 rupees. If one plans to go by plane…..first he has to rent a car from Colombo to Katunayake or Ratmalana spending 3,000 rupees. Then he has to clear the counter and wait for the plane to board. There’s a greater possibility of delay at the Airport boarding as amny times flights are delayed to take off. How much the Air travel cost going to cost per tour. From Kandy airport you again have to hire another vehicle to go to town. Same story with all other 16 odd airports. Are all these feasible…..other than Government and Parliament “Pin Padiyas” will go on free vacation with Govt. warrants free tours with their families.

        Rajapakse Pimp “[Edited out] Screwing our country left and right.

        Wait until the[Edited out]taking the country back to stone age. Already 60% of the population still live in cadjan houses similar to Veddas and the crazy [Edited out] talking about 4000 US dollars per capita income hoodwinking 70% Village Buddhist Sinhala Mattayas.[Edited out] is playing the Buddhist Sinhala card to fool their own Sinhala Buddhist Mattayas.

        The Three Blind mice screwing our country.

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          Sunil Perera@,
          what options have we got to get rid of the brutal regime ?

          I think media censor is strictly governing in SL since Rajapskses are in power. The degree of this is not clear to many, but they seem to screen almost everything as no other politicians did in the past. That is the reason why the majority folks MR feels are on their side. So there is no room for anyone that have dissident views to make aware those uneducated masses. The result as we got to see in Wayamba and other provinces showed us all this much clearer. But radio programs like Nethfm has proved it many a times that people are against the rulers and their high corrupted tactics be it with land grabs, import of illegal alcohol containers or gold.. our beautiful country is sinking today – if opposition would fail to react – we will loose the country forever.

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          Sunil,
          You have your opinion and Rajapakses have their own. What matters is at every election after 2005, people have voted Rajapakses and his government to implement Mahinda Chinthanaya.

          Thisaranees is writing for her supper.

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            If Tissaranees aim is just supper as you imply, don’t you think she could write exactly the opposite and earn credits to wine & dine in semi-Royal style like Dayan, well like Dayan up until a couple of months ago?

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    What is this 5% increase in the rate of interest after signing and completing the project? This never happens in anywhere else. After negotiations interest payments increased by %5. Strange. What kind of borrowing country wants to negotiate to increase their interest payments. ????????????????????????? I doubt about these negotiations and where these increased interest payments go? Looks like going to private pocket. Good luck Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    China is the “economic hitman” in sri lanka.
    Arbitary increase in interest on a megaloan from 1.6% to 6.5% is proof of this.
    Now with the enlarged Mega-Cabinet – the largest in the world – we are on the brink of an economic disaster.
    We,the people,have to bear the brunt of this megalomania.
    No protest or dissent will be tolerated.
    The Weliveriya shootings are just a warning.
    The Militarised Dictatership is now fully entrenched.

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      Should bring a class action Lawsuit against Rajapakses who’s main goal is COMMISSION selling the country to China.

      Some Patriot Sri Lanka Lawyer should investigate this Interest scam and publish the culprits.

      This may be another similar to Krish scandal.

      Opposition parties should investigate this. Pressure is the key to take our country back from Hambanthota Rajaqpakse ALI BABAS.

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        Mahela@ Why not you give it a try with your pundit – DJ ? He is know all of current day srilanka- this we have been experiencing just these days by reading a set of his writing supportive to Rajapaskses. The bugger could better reveal more about the abusive regime and get isolated it from entire world. The advantage of it would be not for anyone else, but to our poor folks. I guess that there is a hidden agenda between DJ and MR comparably to most known one with Dayawathie Jayasekara who became naked as Eureka lately.

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    poor people needs food not air ports
    politicians need air ports
    to survive?

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    17 Million Sinhala Buddhist inhabitants need the Infrastructure.

    Ms T’s colleagues and supporters may not agree because they are well cared for in foreign lands by the tax payers and the old settlers who built Western Nations.

    However these Nations are now burdened with crippling debt, with American inhabitants owing a colossal 17 Trillion Green backs , out of which 90 percent to the Chinese.

    Can the Lankan inhabitants expect these Western countries to even lend them money, let alone build these massive Infrastructure?.

    ROI now may not be that attractive at present, but the roads , rail tracks are paying not only handsome returns but makes life lot easier for us, which is priceless.

    And the economic activities around these projects are the icing on the cake.

    Going forward, Chinese will be more than happy to lease our Harbor and the Airport in the South just to service their Naval Interests going foreward.

    And it will be a Win Win for our future generations.especially if the Diaspora Tamils and their Western mates try to grab the North and the East as the base for their TNGTE.

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      Where on earth did you get the figure of China owning 90% of the US debt of 17 trillion.

      China owns about 1.28 trillion dollars of US debt. That works out to about 7.5% . You just pulled that figure out of nowhere.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/us-debt-crisis-spurs-chinese-calls-for-de-americanized-world/2013/10/14/8c459486-34d1-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story.html

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        KAS or Better known as Rajapaksha
        Koolaid man is nothing but a liar. He makes
        numbers up in order to prove his points.
        People like koolaid man help this Rajapaksha
        kleptocracy to continue. Almost 75% of
        US debt own by Amaricans themselves
        which is around 12 trillion. 1.28 trillion by
        Chinese and 1.1 by Japanese.

        KAS the koolaid man has no credibility ,
        just like Rajapaksha family.

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    Fine article from Tisaranee, this time with more convincing data, leaving the “patriotic” commentators flummoxed. Hambantota district is the driest, and the least populated, which is why it did not receive much attention of governments in the past. The people living there were greatly neglected, and in fact deserved more, but not of the scale embarked on by this government. Even Rajapaksa cannot be that dense not to see the mismatch, which goes to support the view that it is a strategic investment by China. This also explains why Rajapaksa has ensured the continuation of his pro China policy by making the changes to the country’s constitution, and making the government a dictatorship.

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    Infrastructure projects are by nature expensive and give slow returns. But the returns accelerate with time and will continue for generations to come.
    Should we borrow and invest in infrastructure projects? Yes, if the rate of inflation is higher than the rate of interest it should be done. If an individual took a loan and put up a house ten years back the cost would have been less than half of the cost of putting up the house now. If we were to do the Mahaveli Project now it would cost at least five times the cost on which it was done and we would have forgone the benefits. For instance without the Mahaveli we would not have enough electricity.
    To make an assessment of the utilization of the Hambantota Port we have to wait till the services such as bunkering, and crane equipment are in place. Of course it was political propaganda to have an elaborate opening before everything was operational.
    Sri Lanka needed to have a second International Airport from an aviation safety reasons. Any location in the NCP and EP where the land was available had security concerns.
    The most valid reason for these two projects is the dispersion of development from the Western Province. The South was neglected from the time of the British regime.
    A rupee invested today will be worth 10 rupees in 20 years time.
    One concern is with an increase of population and industries whether Hambantota which is not fed by a major river system will have an adequate supply of water. Colombo with the the two rivers in the country with the highest volume of water located withing 25 miles on either side of the city has had major problems with water supply.
    Hambantota can become a very thirsty city if this issue is not tackled satisfactorily.

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      It was also one of the key manifesto that the incumbent president will assure the nation of abolishing Executive Presidency. So as you and me both of us are aware today. … do they utter a single word about that with the 2/3 mandate enjoying today ? NO… CBK^s terms were violent in lanken politics not having adequate mandates, but what is today ?

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      You don’t need 17 Airports in a country with 268 miles long and 139 miles width.

      http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Asia-and-the-Pacific/Sri-Lanka.html

      Also any destination in the country could be reached within 2 to 3 hours with a maximum 5 hour reach by Road.

      60% of population still live in cadjan like houses similar to Veddas.

      No internal infrastructure, bridges,roads, dams, houses,transport, towns etc, been constructed other than unwanted and wasteful white elephant projects.

      This is the way the THREE BLIND MICE RUN OUR COUNTRY.

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    Peace loving folks

    Back in good old days Kings built so many sustainable developments such as Ruwanwelisaya, Abayagiri, Jetavanaramaya, Gal vihara, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Situlpahuwa, Mihintale, and Mirisavetiya. Also they build Nuwawewa, Parakrama Samudraya, Kala Wewa, Jaya Ganga, Yoda Ela, Tissa Wewa, Nachchaduwa, Giritale, Kallnga, Thopa Wewa, Dumbutulu Wewa, and Erabadu Wewa and many more. These are called sustainable development and still we use them and enjoy their productivity. Kings’s sustainable developments were first they served their people and look after their livelihoods and then built these marvelous histories. That was our proud heritage. In this sustainable process; people first, country second, and king and his families last. If you remember what Datusena said to his son about Kala Wewa. “Son this is my whole wealth”

    But these days our BOGUS king (president) and his MODA cabinet (PM, ministers, and MPs) build things 1st putting people in poverty, 2nd fill their pockets, 3rd feed their own families, 4th save as much as possible in Swiss Bank, 5th contribute opportunities to their cronies and 6th then build un-sustainable things such as MR Airport, MR Nelum Pokuna, MR Cricket Stadium, MR southern Highway, MR Southern Railway, MT Botanical Garden, MR Hambantota City, MR Safari Park, MR Oil Refinery, MR International Convention Center, MR University Complex, MR City Hotels, MR Institutional Square, MR Banking Square, MR Hospital, MR Dodol Kada and MR Kaskusiya (Toilets). In this sustainable development process BOGUS king comes first, BOGUS king’s family comes second, MODA cabinet come third, cronies come fourth, country people come fifth, and country come last.

    Now, if you are thinking as patriot “Sri Lankan” you should critically think what went wrong here. We the people did wrong by electing these rascals and bustards to destroy this wonderful nation. After listening those videos, it is very depressed how Hambantota local people have been betrayed for nothing. Still there are some Economists from University of Colombo who advise this BOGUS President and tell the country that MR is the best leader to solve our nation’s problem. I cannot believe this statement that how in the world these idiots economist studied economy and granted PhDs from respected institutions. Shame on you people. 1.3% to 6.3% interest increased? Is it viable solution to this country? Is this call sustainable development? Can some idiot economist who advises this bogus man answer to this question? MR, Gota, Basil, Chamal, Namal and all other siblings, cronies and families will be gone when MR loses his term. That is not too long. Days are counted. But Sri Lankans need to live and Sri Lanka needs to prevail. Who is going to pay thing bullshit 6.3% interests? China will give damn about this nation’s development, human rights, and democracy. Neo-Colonial master China is interested to earn by giving this loans to idiot MR. Once again who made this mistake? You Sri Lankans again and again elected this BUGIS MR man and his party to govern you. So you deserve it.

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      citizen,

      First of all my thanks go to Tisaranee for the wonderful information she publish. Also Tisaranee should Publish “Rajapakse Dynasty” KERUWAWA, compiling all her research work to the world and to the Future Generations to read how Rajapakses Tsunami Alibaba thief and computer Gilmart and Mr. 10% THREE CHEAP CROOK BLIND MICE screwed our country.

      None of our Kings or the Portuguese or the Dutch or the British ever Borrowed money from Outside countries to develop Sri Lanka. 100% of Those infrastructure developments are for the benefit of Citizens which we enjoy upto today. So called “Deshapremi” dogs are still drinking British planted Tea, rubber and coffee and no visible developments were carried out ever since Independence.

      Until Rajapakses came all the roads were built using our own money and resources. But Rajapakses change the Economy and Development into a GAMBLING CASINO.Now even to build a TWO MILE CONCRETE ROAD, MAHA RAJA SATAKA BEGGAR GOING AROUND BORROWING MONEY FROM CHINA. Not even India with one Billion population does this.

      THE WORLD NOTORIOUS CROOK, RESPECTABLE SHOW OFF BEGGAR SELLING SRI LANKA TO CHINA WHILE MAKING MILLIONS AS BLACK MONEY COMMISSION.

      We don’t need 17 airports when any destination within Sri Lanka could be reached within five hours by road.

      Paying China 6.3% interest from initially agreed 1.3% is questionable.

      The only reason I could think is that either Rajapakses are Bribing China to safeguard them from been taken to Hague, or to obtain UNDERHAND COMMISSION WHILE COOKING THE BOOKS SIMILAR TO KRISH 400 million rupee scam.

      Would like to know FROM readers opinion on this 1.3% to 6.3% fraud.

      It’s time to take the crook ALI BABAS to International courts for destroying our country.

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        Need of the hour is to build up new prisons to keep all these RAJAPAKSHES and his henchmen immediately the regime is changed. Now many seem to be against them, so you never know how long they would drive it. Hope not the stupid masses would stay mum for the months to come too, allowing them to loot further. If there will be no reaction from the masses, there will be riots across the nation, no doubt about that. Impunity and the manner they govern is becoming far from comprehensible to any sane people.

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    This message is for all those anti Chinese people.

    If not for Chinese support we will be still engaged in mutual self destruction with the LTTE. India purportedly tried to help bring peace and made things worse. The western countries turned a blind eye. So we should be eternally thankful to the Chinese for delivering us from a never ending utterly destructive war.

    Therefore those who denigrate China, know it, you are an ungrateful lot, with a very short memory.

    With regards to developing the south, I say, why not. Why should only the elite in Colombo have all the flashy buildings and infrastructure? The South was badly neglected for years and now getting the attention it needed.

    Corruption is a human condition. If you think it is only the politicians of Sri Lanka who are corrupt, then you are tragically ill informed.

    Corruption can be eliminated if we all embrace Buddhism. Craving is the root of all evil. We the BBS are committed to foist this philosophy to all persons in Sri Lanka, thus eliminating corruption, amongst other things.

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      You should be a PINGUTHTHARAYEK to bring supportive arguments pro corruption. My gosh, where have you been living ? Representing BBS, you think you have knowledge to bring constructive arguments to us here ? You guys for no reasons are attacking our muslim communities with the approval of MR regime. To those who are not aware, it looks like BBS is an independent movement that emerged to protect buddhism. But for us it is a religious forces that got mobilised to politically support ruling thugs.

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      The Chinese are amoral hard nosed business folks who will wring Sri lanka for all its natural resources. Take a look at what they are doing in Africa.
      The same Chinese government is on a deliberate path to exterminate Tibetan Buddhists and forcefully assimilating them; so where is the uproar from the so called Buddhist BBS?????? Aren’t you lot supposed to be protectors of Buddhism.

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      BBS Rapper,

      This message is for all Chinese Lovers.

      Rapper you are going through a Chinese Menopause and that might be because you are like Anthony from New Zealand looking at too many naked pictures of Chinese Women so your judgement is clouded. Let me correct you on your misrepresenation of facts.

      1) It was not China who helped you to defeat the LTTE. It was the traitors India and you should be grateful to India and then agian you dont understand the meaning of being Grateful do you.
      2) The Western Countries have not turned a blind eye and on the contrary they have been very generous despite your terrible Human Rights Record.
      3)Borrowing money from the Chinese is like borrowing money from the Loan Sharks, because you cant borrow from anywhere else.
      4) Corruption is a Human Condition and you are right MR and his cronies are corrupt to the core just like the Indian Politicians.

      Shiv Shankar Meno
      Krishna
      Susma
      Loony Swami ( Who comes in October to coolect his pay Cheque from MR)

      SHARMA ( Commonwealth Head)

      But credit to the Brits when Liam Fox was caught with the loot from MR he was banished.

      If Buddhism cant cure your hatered of the Tamils how can it cure Human Greed. It cant mate and it never will so forget it.

      Yopu BBS are committed to raising the flag of Hatered.

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    BBS Rep,

    Please go and preach your Hora Bana to Villege Sinhala Mattayas.

    First of all it was not China but the USA who first banned LTTE as a terrorist organization that helped Sri Lanka to win the war.

    Also over 10 countries including India, Pakistan, Ukraine,France, Russia and Israel supplied arms to Sri Lanka long before China came into the scene.

    Rajapakse created China to hoodwink India, now playing China card to humiliate India, which soon will back fire.

    Rajapakses think they develop the South, but actually they destroy it.

    Building Airports in jungle, making sea water inland giving away over 100 acres to Sea, destroying forests, arable land, farms, trees, nature etc, to build mega wasteful projects will affect climatic conditions in the South.

    Absolute uneducated Mattaya buffalos taken over Buddhism is the main problem and suffering Sri Lanka face today.

    Now Lord Buddha and Buddhism and been hijacked by both white sarong wearing Satakayas and BBS thug racists Somaramas.

    Who let the Dogs out. Talk to Sir.John Kotalawela…..Let’s see how the Drama unfold.

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    BREAKING NEWS

    It looks like we have heard the last of Fat “Mama” Fuk U Shima and who can blame her ( of him) as she was being Fuc.ed around too much. She was carrying the BBS baby which was due in March 2014 and may be she had a miscarraige or the water broke and may be gone into early labour.

    She may be writing under a different name and readers the key words to look out for as follows.

    I am a Wahabi Slave , BBS, Halal
    Widows
    Isaipriya ( Poor Soul)
    89,000
    Water shortage so dont give any to Tamils

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      kali – stani

      Jim Soft the dim wit was planning to take her out for a candle lit dinner.

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      Kali,

      You say…..”Water shortage so dont give any to Tamils”

      Looks like Mavil Aaru water sluice gate which paved way VP’s destiny, now heading South.

      I see the clouds forming.

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        Perera Sahib,

        You obviously didnt get the message as you are talking something totally differnt and no connetion to what I said. You are so thick man and as usual you are talking rubbish.
        I have a feeling you are upset by the fact Fat ” Mama ” is being attacked and you are also trying to get in on the act with her. But wait for a few weeks and Good luck and enjoy the Halal Stench.

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      DEAR ALL;
      SOME BODY SAYS THIS;
      What a shame for a person who say that educated holder of DR????.

      “*******This fuku fuku simba is the same Dr. Ruwan Ferdinandez who now comment in Daily Mirror as Rubert Wendrkoon.
      He has some other pseudonyms as well such as
      nanabist, kris, ryan, sarojini, hamid, sivanandan, john, patriot, asanka, jimsofty so on.
      his only job is divert people from commenting to the topic.
      he is an educated GnanaSatan but was a rogue as GnanaSatan.
      when the gonraja falls MR falls,
      the next day fuku-fuku will have his nuts for breakfast.”*******

      Lee potter victim – October 16, 2013
      9:15 pm
      So Dr. Ruwan Ferdinandez the FUKA SIMBA.
      You all are Dancing to tunes but until the Water boils in the Pot.
      so wait and see.

      JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

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