26 May, 2019

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Beware! After Impeachment He May Look Towards An “Election-less Miracle” !!

By Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

“I am no Messiah ! No fortune reader !! I am only proposing, no matter where, events from history can be chosen to be replayed in the future, if the people decide, wise !!!” – Wonder who’d said it, before.

Anyway, the BIG FIGHT over the Impeachment is now over and so is the “call” from the legal fraternity, not to accept a new CJ. The BASL backed out on that call and so did President of the BASL. The new CJ is selected, appointed, sworn in and has assumed office. All Courts are now functioning, as they did for many many years. Hulftsdorp is as normal as it was, before JSC Secretary Thilakaratne was attacked by goons on 07 October last year. How does the political map of Sri Lanka look like, now ?

  • What ever there is as follow up to the LLRC Recommendations in the government’s “Action Plan”,

– the military still controls all aspects of life in Jaffna, in the Vanni and very much in the East too. Arbitrary arrests, disappearances, assaults on every protest, land grab, illegal armed groups continue, unabated. Civil administration and now even schools are entrenched and embedded with security forces personnel. Extensive intelligence networks haunt civil life.

  • President’s 07 year old offer of a “home grown” governing system to the Tamil people’s demand for democratic life in their majority areas, is yet to come as a proposal for any worthy discussion and instead is now overtaken by the demand for annulling even the existing 13 Amendment, a token Constitutional acceptance for provincial administration.
  • While Sarath N Silva as CJ was using the judiciary for his own personal agenda, the cross-overs and buy-overs in parliament was made possible on a SC determination. That allowed President Rajapaksa to create his now available 2/3 majority in parliament, after which the 18 Amendment was made into the Constitution.
  • Emergency regulations though lifted, the PTA was further strengthened and it is the PTA that works for this regime for all arrests and detentions, with the special unit in the police department, the TID given priority in all political suppression.
  • The new bill “Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provision) Bill” becoming law (after 22 January, when passed in parliament) would provide the police the legal right to hold any person in police custody for 48 hours without an arrest warrant, as a suspect. Legally, this is only 24 hours as at present, though there are previous reports of persons being held without any written records that can then end with custodial killings, or even involuntary disappearance.
  • A gazette notification in August 2011 allows this government to establish security forces camps in all 25 districts, out of which the 08 Northern and Eastern districts already have security forces camps in all types and sizes and in plenty. Therefore this gazette notification in effect is for other districts in Sinhala South.

That list needs other inputs to have a more detailed map of political power as usurped and accumulated with the Rajapaksa “plundocracy”. A very brief addition would thus be as follows.

  1. As provided for by the Jayawardne Constitution, Rajapaksa sits as President and Head of State with all executive powers under him and with total immunity from law that allows him to violate the Constitution and still continue without any legal challenges. That did happen many a time during the past few years.
  2. With such unchallenged power under his belt, the parliament is maintained with a set of 150 plus government MPs who take “orders” as decided by the Speaker, the elder brother. That was how the whole impeachment process rolled out in parliament as planned and decided by the Rajapaksa regime, turning Ranil W into a “parliament joke” with his politically ignorant, but stubborn insistence for “parliamentary supremacy”.
  3. The whole of urban Sri Lanka is under the Ministry of Defence that has no Deputy Minister, now given the tag, “…. and Urban Development”, handled unchecked and unquestioned by the Ministry Secretary who is a younger brother. The Coast Conservation Department initiated in 1963 under the Ceylon Ports Commission and left with the Ministry of Fisheries since 1978, is under the MoD controlling the entire 1,340 km coast with the navy stationed where ever it wants. The MoD also has the UDA, the Land Reclamation and Development Board, all handled with security forces. Added are, Registration of Persons Department, The Rakna Lanka Security firm, the NGO Secretariat, the Civil Defence force, also under the MoD. With an annually increasing budget allocation after the war now reaching USD 2.2 billion, of which only 05 per cent goes for urban development, whole urban life is under MoD.
  4. Rest of the country, the whole of rural Sri Lanka is now completely centralised under the other brother, Minister of Economic Development, with the passing of the “Divi Neguma” bill in parliament, a week ago.
  5. Finance ministry has with the 2013 Budget usurped the power the parliament had in controlling public finance, with Ranil W agreeing to debate and vote on the budget without the amendments the SC determined as necessary to keep the budget proposals within the Constitution.

Summing up all of the above into one single, descriptive sentence in introducing this Rajapaksa regime, it would read as, “A Constitutionally assembled Presidential family rule that has taken control over all finances in the country, keeping parliament under the elder brother, the whole urban and coastal life including security forces under another brother, rural life in its entirety centralised under yet another brother, now has the apex of the judiciary firmly under its dictates in addition to the Attorney General’s Department, also bringing organised thuggery on to city streets to break up protests and opposition to its rule, that treads beyond the Constitution as a “Plundocracy”, with an impotent Opposition leadership both in and outside parliament.”

Sounds too bleak and pessimistic ? For those who think this regime has to be defeated at the next parliamentary elections, “YES”, it is a bleak and a disappointing political mapping. But stands justified, when considering the fact that this impeachment concluded, not only within parliament, but also in the chambers of the Presidential Secretariat and in the Hulftsdorp SC Complex, had all muscles flexed from the police to the security forces to mobilised urban goons taking to the streets, to ensure the exit of one CJ and the entry of the pre selected other, purely as a calculated political gamble.

Bringing everything under their family dictates in establishing a constitutional rule with an almighty Executive Presidency, the Rajapaksas have started loosing their urban Sinhala power base, President Rajapaksa is now willing to give up on. The 100 day long second FUTA struggle within an year, left a disappointed, disgruntled middle class both urban and rural. The policy issue of 06 per cent for State funded education raised by FUTA, did have its impact on parents, especially the middle and not very low social segments who take education as the most important requirement for social mobility. On the heels of it came the impeachment against the CJ, that dislodged the urban middle class from the Rajapaksa “fan book”. This time even the pro War Sinhala elements were jolted out of their “patriotic” comfort of supporting this Rajapaksa regime. The post war decency these urban gentlemen thought they could have under this romanticised Sinhala Buddhist Rajapaksa, is now proved indecently impossible.

President Rajapaksa is one who would not miss such shifting of loyalties and alliances. Yet he went ahead with his choice of appointing Mohan Peiris as the new CJ, despite his closest stooges publicly crying out against that choice. From Weerawansa to Vasudeava to Sarath N Silva and Dentist Amarasekera, this retired AG and Advisor to the Cabinet, Mohan Peiris a Christian, was not the favoured and the best choice. Yet it was, for Rajapaksa. He was after  proven talent in stooging.

Peiris was the Rajapaksa appointed Attorney General (AG) who amended charges in 02 court cases. One, to have Duminda Silva freed from being examined in a Court case for sexual abuse of a minor and two, to have Kesbewa SLFPer Kathriarachchi’s murder charges removed, for Kathriarachchi to have a 05 month suspended sentence. He is the Legal Advisor to the Cabinet of Ministers, who had the audacity to go in front of the UN Committee Against Torture as the official representative of this Rajapaksa regime and say, missing media activist Ekneligoda “….has taken refuge in a foreign country. .. it’s something that we are reasonably certain of.”

Later questioned in a Magistrate’s Court on a “habeas corpus” case filed by Ekneligoda’s wife, the same Mohan Peiris had no qualms, saying on oath, “I have no information that the corpus is alive or not and I do not think the government does either and that God only knows where Ekneligoda is”. Mohan Peiris is also accused of professional misconduct and for misuse of public office in a case that involves over 75 million rupees as tax and surcharge due to Sri Lanka Customs from Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd. He was retained by the company as its legal Counsel before Peiris was appointed AG. Its that quality the Rajapaksa regime now wants as CJ to sit over their issues on political power.

Rajapaksas know for sure, they would never have another election victory that could give them the possibility of putting together 150 MPs as government benchers for a two thirds majority in parliament. May be with all State power in their hands and with no effective opposition, they would still form a government. But with a government that can only have a very slender majority, the possibility of a few MPs exchanging loyalties would be too much of a risk for Rajapaksas. The safest therefore would be to go the JRJ way and if possible, even without a “Referendum”. That’s when the CJ and his SC becomes extremely important.

The same office becomes important again if President Rajapaksa decides to have a presidential election in 2014. As it is, with very conspicuous shifting of social loyalties against the regime and the economy clearly proving it is not growing as Cabral says, it would not be too surprising if Rajapaksa decides early presidential elections instead of a parliamentary election. The Constitution allows for presidential elections in 04 years and that would be after January 2014 or November 2014, depending on how he calculates his advantage. It would be safer to have the presidential elections early in a constituency that now has previous loyalties sliding away. It would be safe to get over elections before other social forces like the already agitated working class gets mobilised over wages and cost of living issues. He also knows best, the UNP can not field a presidential candidate more formidable than Wickramasinghe. A candidate, Mahinda Rajapaksa believes is no match for him in Sinhala peasant society, where numbers decide the winner. Thereafter his third term could commence, as interpreted by his own CJ appointee. It could be in November 2016, he swears to begin his third term.

This is what this whole impeachment saga was, politically and left all legal, constitutional and parliamentary supremacy irrelevant to the Rajapaksas. It may be a political gamble, but one this regime can not afford to avoid, if they wish to continue in power. Power is what matters and not how it is gained and maintained.

This leaves the question, “What can the people do, then ?” An answer has to be found. The present UNP and the JVP proves they don’t have answers, only rhetoric. The next step is thus a “people’s step” that needs a popular discourse on a programme.

Besides the fact that tourists are not coming back in huge numbers, there are also many deep structural problems such as dependence on tourism over trade … Much of the Tunisian uprising was about jobs and social issues, but there was no sufficient change to really address the deep economic and social issues which is really fostering ‘Islamic radicalism’…(‘Saffron robbed fundamentalism’ is how this should be read here – KP)” Quotes on Arab Spring – [Source: Mike Hitchen online 2013-01-18 06:41:00]

That provides the reason why a realistic programme that could provide answers to fundamental issues – Democracy, Devolution and Development – is necessary here in Sri Lanka.

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    Thanks Kusal for your courageous work. Hats off! But a few suggestions

    1.Sri Lanka today has 2 chief justices. This anormally stands, and cannot be erased for as long as the people do not accept Mohan Peris whose corruption far outweighs any of the allegations against Shiranee Bandaranayake/ The country, the citizens of Lanka simply cannot accept Mohan Peris a Rajapakse crony as CJ so please do not had them victory on a Platter.

    2. Please translate your writing into Sinhala to educated the modayas on the true state of governance in the Debacle of Asia!

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      Well, well, Chamal Rajapassa who should be IMPEACHED for lying, corruption, and most importantly running a Kangaroo Court in the Diyawenna Parliament and bringing great harm and disrepute to the judiciary and the Legislature, and the sovereign people of Lanka is now tipped to be next Prime Minister of Lanka.
      What a Banana Republic the miracle of Asia is
      I am waiting to IMPEACH the buggers Chamal and Mahinda Rajapakse!

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    A Constitutionally assembled Presidential family rule that has taken control over all finances in the country, AS YOU SAID;
    keeping parliament under the elder brother, the whole urban and coastal life including security forces under another brother, rural life in its entirety centralized under yet another brother, now has the apex of the judiciary firmly under its dictates in addition to the Attorney General’s Department, also bringing organised thuggery on to city streets to break up protests and opposition to its rule, that treads beyond the Constitution as a “Plundocracy”, with an impotent Opposition leadership both in and outside parliament.”

    WE CAN SAY THAT ,THEY ALREADY STARTED TO SUCK THE BLOOD OF ENTIRE NATION.

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    THERE IS GOING TO BE A SAYING THAT,

    COUNRTY HAS GONE TO THE SHIT EATING PIGS.

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    Expect a referendum in place of next parliamentary elections .

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    We now have a president and a putative CJ who will stoop to any bottom level. President has hit the depths already. Let’s see the performance of the illegal CJ

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    this man Kusala Perera is a Terrorist sympathiser and is anti sri Lanka Journalist, and an NGO supporter. He can give nothing to readers.

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      Charles Perera
      This is the kind of “cess-pit” mentality you bring from that LW blog.
      If you don’t agree with a writers comments you call him names.
      Typical!
      I suggest you go back to that cess-pit which has lost all credibility and more so infested with bigots who are unable to discuss in a fair and reasoned manner. Hence, the loss of readers and commentators.

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        Chandra,
        On what basis do you make this statement that Lanka web (LW) has lost all credibility? I read those articles to see the other side of the story.Have you done a research on the readership of LW? If you have facts readers would like to see them.

        You also call names like ‘Bigots’ and seem a hypocrite!

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          Dubdoc- thank you for your response.

          I myself being an avid reader of LW over 10 years (less more so now)have witnessed a decline in credible authors contributing to the blog. More recently its been the mouth piece of Daily Noose.
          It is similar to Tamilnet except the other side of the coin.

          You only have to read the comments by the readers to judge the mentality of the “Diashoras” similar to Charles Perera. Never address the issues but name call.
          If you were reading the same blog you would have noticed many commentators leaving its readership in disgust. I can name 7 in the past 4 months.

          Incidentally, would Charles Perera provide evidence that Kusal Perera is a Terrorist sympathiser and is anti sri Lanka Journalist, and an NGO supporter.

          There is a vast difference between anti Sri Lankan and people highlighting the mess the current regime seem to get itself into, to the detriment of the Country

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            Fair enough.Thanks.

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      Elections cost a lot. Sri Lanka poor country. So it is good to stop elections for 25 years and develoop the country by presidant.

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        K A Sumanasekera

        “So it is good to stop elections for 25 years and develoop the country by presidant.”

        Excellent idea.

        Development increases the wealth of the nation.

        Am I alone in thinking that you would like to increase the wealth of the clan as you want the president to develop the country?

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        K.A. Sumanasekera,

        Yes, very correct. Under MACHABAGO economy we all have become very poor and malnourished. Consequently your “jewel rod” too is not waking up as in those good sexy days when UNP was ruling the country! Hurry up, send your wife and daughters to MACHABAGO Co. who are starving for want of “trill”!

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      Charles Perera,
      You forgot to say “LTTE sympathiser” – this is the correct and accepted ‘label’ for anyone baring the truth about this government.
      Whatever has happened to JSC Secretary Thilakaratne?

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      Charles Perera,
      People like you with no grey matter have multiplied in this country over the past fifty years, leaving us today with no decent statesman in the country who could lead us out of this impasse. The voters know nothing better as they see only idiotic politicians who spew out lies and have no second language to check and learn the truth or think laterally or even compare what goes on around the world. Thanks to the politically favoured education system which has now left us with two generations of mono lingual public fed on prescribed information fed via state controlled media.
      Under the current system of universal franchise where numbers matter and not informed choice truly literate minority are effectively disenfranchised.
      We are now praying for the miracles!

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      Interesting comment! I have been a reader of this website and it appears most of the articles are biased against our nation. However in a democracy anyone is entitled for their opinion.

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        dear DUBAI DOCTOR,

        there is nothing here to be bias against the our nation.
        we all care about our mother country and future for our kids,.
        either yours or mine.
        Irrespective of race, Religion, language.

        DONT YOU? do that/.
        IF SO ,DO YOU ALLOW FEW RASCALS TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD AS WELL AS YOUR KIDS.
        SO PLS SPEAK TO YOUR HEART AND ASK? WHY THEY ARE LOOTING AND PLUNDERING OUR NATION’S WEALTH AND ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND HURTING AND DO KILLINGS.
        I AM NOT AGREE WITH THAT.

        I AM A BUDDHIST SINHALESE, BUT I DO NOT CARE WHO EVER. SINHALESE, TAMIL, MUSLIMS OR ANY RACE.
        I DO NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY.
        I CARE ONLY, WHAT IS WRONG AND RIGHT.
        CALL SPADE A SPADE.
        WHY AFRAID TO DIVULGE THE TRUTH.
        ANY BODY NOT SAY THAT, AND LIE AND LOOT FROM MASSES,
        THEY ARE THE REAL TRAITORS TO THE NATION.

        AS YOU SAY;
        “However in a democracy anyone is entitled for their opinion”.

        IF YOU ARE AGAINST MY OPINIONS OR BELIEF, I CANOT SAY, YOU A TERRORIST OR TRAITOR.

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          Hello Amara,
          Did you think of insulting me by calling me Dubhai Doctor? I am sorry, I am a medical man but have nothing to do with Dubhai.In fact I have very little respect for those Arabic countries since the barbaric killing of our Rizana.

          I too am a Buddhist Sri Lankan, but like to see both sides of the story.CT has majority of articles against this government.Any fool can see that.But I like it as we have the right to know the corruption of this government as well.That is the value of freedom of media.Mrs B banned ‘Dawasa’paper as she could not tolerate their criticism.I still feel there is freedom of expression at present than the days of Premadasa.

          You very eloquently state ‘.
          I CARE ONLY, WHAT IS WRONG AND RIGHT.
          CALL SPADE A SPADE’. Then study very carefully what you read and understand the motive.Have an open mind.Give attention to facts not to gullible gossip.Do not get upset when a different opinion is expressed.

          Enjoy the reading!

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            Dubdoc,
            I beg to differ.
            CT has been fair in its policy to publish articles from say Malinda Seneviratne, Chandraperuma and a few others.
            yes- perhaps a majority of them against a government that keeps shooting itself in the foot time and time again.

            What i deplore and i’m sure you will agree with me is the name calling/insults without addressing the vital issues.

            Chandra M P (there appears to be two people signing in as Chandra)

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              Dear Chandra,
              It is a common problem that people get diverted easily and start debating on unrelated issues. This happens in Bipolar disorder.

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            Dubdoc, medical man as you described yourself,

            You sound to be a know-all, but cant you yet undrestand why the SLGO ´s impeachment process against CJ SB was unconstituional and that is the reason why the many are frustrated not being that helpless, not seeing there exist no JUSTICE in this country.

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              Right at the moment, many those who want to read unbiased news about lanka have no other choice than reading few of the lanken websites incl. CT, GV and one or two others. Times that one could rely on Sunday leader is gone. All these should be evident to a Know-all charactor like you :(

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      Charlie it is obvious you had a look at it and you didn’t include western agitator in your list.Let the readers decide my learned friend that is called freedom of the press. If its hard for you to take in the truth why not read the Daily News( I called Daily Good News)that will be down you alley.

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    An uneasy stalemate prevails with all the flavour of a dictatorship. Reports of 47 arrests in the north under the PTA and now laws being passed to allow 48 hours detention without legal recourse.

    The BASL threw in the towel and chose to lie low given the threats by the government thugs and para militaries. Already the chief injustice is moving to cancel transfers of the judiciary and rumours of victimisation of those suspected of supporting the former CJ.

    The true picture will unfold in the coming months with international pressure building up. For the govt it is a grim situation where its authority and credibility under threat. The people are stirring and begining to question their actions and demanding the results.

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      Not only 47 were arrested and now laws being passed to allow 48 hours detention without legal course, people who were convicted of grave crimes too were released to commit further murders with the assistance of the Police and Military. This is the new theory of Rule of Law as per Mahinda Chintana. The judges will have a difficult task in future.

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    Kusaliah, who will bring the change and how? Is SL ready for an Arab Spring? Will the International community intervene, I do not think so. Sri Lankan’s are cursed to bear this regime for some more time and pray the damage is minimal!

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      What Arab spring for our rice eating Sinhala modayas? If there is rice and arrack and petrol, no problem!

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      ONLY IF Indians are prepared to have an Indian Spring ! They have enough issues for a spring in their own land from NE States, J&K, Custodial Killings, MEGA Corruptions, etc.
      Amarnath

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    Kusal, thank you. First what happened to your request that all the MPs should submit their assets and liabilities statements? Did you follow up on this? Where can we find this info in the public domain?

    Secondly, militarization is now done in a different manner, by allowing military personnel to do civilian work, and after work they have to stay in a camp, so with this excuse camps are cropping up all over Sri Lanka, even in the South not only in the North.

    Sri Lankan elections are conducted without international monitors, Why? If the President is so bent on protecting democracy why won’t he allow international independent monitors to monitor elections?

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      Thanks Park for your comments and queries.
      Yes, the immediate next step that I was planning, got a wee bit delayed, due to all the chaos that set in with the impeachment.
      Will be sending in a reminder to the Speaker, this time through a Lawyer, before the next one, that would have to be discussed, now that the judicial texture had changed very much. Its building up a case, patiently.
      As for elections in a fast militarising society with State power, I believe even Foreign monitors would not help us. What can they do other than publishing a report, after the Elections Commissioner declares the results as official and the winner carries that legality ?
      The trend here of outsourcing our responsibility to international community will not be the answer, unless we ourselves bring together our own people to stand up for decent and honourable governance, against all this plunder and uncivilised rule with stupid “patriotic” rhetoric. Answers have to be found by true patriots living here and by people willing to take a social responsibility, much before the next elections. People should be able to lay down conditions for elections and the programme for the next government, ahead of January 2014. “Best before 31 December 2013”, to use a tag line by corporate entities.
      Kusal

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    Thank god most of Sri Lankans read these rubbish. People who write such inaccurate stories are in a fantasi that people will be fooled. They are totally incorrect.

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    The intelligentsia is to blame for the present setup of the Regime,
    which is adhering to an agenda of “democratic dictatorship” that even
    the I/C cannot put its fingers on. This is ably supported by a
    monthly meeting of so-called EDITORS who do not raise any matter of
    public interest; a set of Judges who were summoned for a lecture of
    90 minutes and a BASL working under-hand. The latter too are awaiting
    their chances to increase their earnings, making hay while the sun-
    shines. They will be supported by Mohan CJ on a give-and-take basis.

    Any Election is not needed and the intelligentsia will be the first to
    agree. We will definitely go on this trend for at least 10 years.
    Those opposing will be picked up in W-vans or Traffic accidents, one
    at a time. What can anyone do, except watch the fun.

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    KP foresees an election less SL. In my comment of 18.1 on TG’s article, citing happenings in Nazi Germany from 1933, I wrote,it is likely that the President is likely to rule by decree and to cancel elections. No crystal ball is needed to gaze at. It lies in the logic of history.

    The failed effort to impeach Premadasa taught the country that the Speaker can abort it with constitutional propriety. MR learnt the lesson without the aid of a Lessons Learnt Commission. Hence Chamal’s appointment. Now he will move out to become PM. Why? So complete is the hold that an impeachment of MR cannot be dreamt of. This move lends further credence to the portent of nemesis.

    Every despot thinks that he will stay till eternity – like Maha Meru Tamils would say ; like Sri Pada Sinhalese are wont to saying. Yet undermining will go apace. Newman poses the question who and how? Certainly not by looking and waiting. Mao Tse Tung asked, with platonic love can you bring forth a child? A leader of proven achievement Bismarck said, not only should you beat the iron when it is hot, you can make it hot by beating it.

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    Amaraya,some people believe that the opposition leader is a
    cunning strategist and patiently waiting to jump the gun at
    the right time and his right time is another election(no,no
    this time he’s going to win).You are saying this man is
    impotent and there’s no such thing as victory in his book?
    And while people like Ranil is around us,this country has
    gone to “shit eating pigs”? Watch out,strong folks are going
    to come out, up in arms!!

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    The Sri Lankan polity knows best as to whom its enemies are and a leader who stands by the country as amply demonstrated by repeated electoral victories! The majority of the people has elected the regime and would stand by it as long it’s with the country and the people. This is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. These are bitter pills to swallow for the detractors (Proponents of regime change, the LTTE Diaspora, the jaded foreign masters, NGO and their local supporters). The peoples power is supreme and right now they stand by a regime whom in their opinion are best suited to rule them! This is the naked truth.

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    ” unguarded strength is a double weakness” . Yes, history repeats, when it repeats people will not be there to learn.
    That is why we keep making the same arrogant mistake and face the same end.

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      Very correct!

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    That this Kusal Perera can write this virulent “crap”….against Sri Lanka…while enjoying the safety provided by the GOSL-MR…after defeating terrotist LTTE…
    is ABSOLUTE proof….that Sri Lanka is an vibrant Democracy…..

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      That this Lankawick crap writes this wholesale shit nonsense is absolute proof that Sri Lanka is vibrant with craps!

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        Kannagara…..from the LTTE rump diaspora or a SL “Traitor”…

        President MR…now in power 8 years…4 more to go….
        Hopefully then elected by the Sri Lankan people for 6 more years…

        Dont like what is happening in SL….
        ask Steve Harper….for a Canada “Humanitarian” Visa….
        keep insulting SL…then run to Canada – USA – UK..Embassy…

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          Lankawick;
          I canot get any country’s visa, BECAUSE, I have got Interpol warrant,

          I have done enough to please by bosses, And enough to insult my mother land,
          but BOSA and KUDU MAREVIA help me a lot.

          So do not worry. YOU ALSO TRY TO INSULT SL,
          YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD CHANCE.MORE THAN THIS PAY.

          They helped Karuna to get bogus Pass Port and visa.
          And do not foRget my white van boss and the development boss also got U S VISA.

          THEY DO INSULTING SL AND LOOT IN MASS SCALE.
          BECAUSE DID NOT LIKE WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN SRI LANKA, AND BRIBE LTTE BOSS VELU PALLAI PIRPAHARAN IN US $$$$$$$$$$$$$ TO DO KILLING OF INNOCENTS .

          NICE WICKET NO??????????.

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    WE HAVE SAID AND READ SO MUCH AND ARFE DEAD TIRED.WE ARE FULLY CONVINCED OF THE ERECTION OF THE RUTHLESS POWER FENCE AROUND THE COUNTRY BY TH RAJAPAKAH BROTHERS.THEY ARE NOW WELL FOTIFIED “MATARAYAS” READ, WRITE AND PROPAGATE TO ENTISE THE MASSES TO MOBILISTO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF “THER CHILDREN” TO MOST OF US, IF THE PRICE OF ARRACK,CIGARETTES,PETROL,SARESS AND BIOSCOPE IS DRASTICALLY REDUCED, EVERY ONE WILL RALLY ROUND THE PRESIDENT. THAT IS SRI LANKA.

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    Kusal Perera says,

    “..Summing up all of the above into one single, descriptive sentence in introducing this Rajapaksa regime, it would read as, “A Constitutionally assembled Presidential family rule that has taken control over all finances in the country, keeping parliament under the elder brother, the whole urban and coastal life including security forces under another brother, rural life in its entirety centralised under yet another brother, now has the apex of the judiciary firmly under its dictates in addition to the Attorney General’s Department, also bringing organised thuggery on to city streets to break up protests and opposition to its rule, that treads beyond the Constitution as a “Plundocracy”, with an impotent Opposition leadership both in and outside parliament.”

    Sounds too bleak and pessimistic ? For those who think this regime has to be defeated at the next parliamentary elections, “YES”, it is a bleak and a disappointing political mapping. But stands justified, when considering the fact that this impeachment concluded, not only within parliament, but also in the chambers of the Presidential Secretariat and in the Hulftsdorp SC Complex, had all muscles flexed from the police to the security forces to mobilised urban goons taking to the streets, to ensure the exit of one CJ and the entry of the pre selected other, purely as a calculated political gamble..”

    As usual Kusal’s cynicism extends to Ranil too and I wonder whether Kusal has ever slept through a night without bashing Ranil! I agree with him on his vivid explanation about the direction the regime is heading but what is not palatable is his ignorance about Ranil and UNP. I do not have to bring in new facts to disprove his views on UNP but expanding his own observations about the MACHABAGO Co. his Ranil phobia can be explained and nullified. Read out the above two quoted paragraphs and then consider how justifiable his observation “..with an impotent Opposition leadership both in and outside parliament”. MACHABAGOs have worked relentlessly, obstinately and destructively towards the achievement of the quoted goals-beginning with the militarization of North and East, not doing anything on accountability and reconciliation, without restoring democracy, eliminating political adversaries, suppressing buying and controlling media, buying MPs and everyone holding influential and important positions in the society and virtually assassinating the opposition, intimidating and buying judges, police and army, maintaining white van killer squads, imposing on society a fear psychosis of the regime by disappearances, extrajudicial killings, threats and the culture of impunity, using racism, religious clashes, chauvinism, and many more of the kind. And consequently many uneducated stupid people in this country have been conditioned to worship MACHABAGOs as the saviors and the protectors of this country. They appear even to sacrifice their lives for the despot! All the shameful media persons and institutions in the country have been spreading utter falsehoods burying all the crimes and worshiping all the trivial things of the regime. So with morons like these and half-witted opinion builders like Kusal a country is only heading for doom! It is against such a backdrop of events and situations that Ranil is conducting his office. So long as there is no real need, urge revulsion and demand from the people against the regime and acceptance of the policies of UNP as the basis for the next government Ranil cannot be of any help to people. It is the people who have to make the choice. This is a very simple fact observable even in nature-the weeds grow uninvited and freely but the vegetables, fruits and eatables don’t! You have to invite them, cultivate them, nurture them, manure them, water them and look after them! No decent man would go after every nobody and try to sell his morality or “goodness”! It is only the sales reps that do the marketing! It seems that Kusal wants a rep as the opposition leader! But he never tells who! His long litany only has this to offer:

    “..“What can the people do, then ?” An answer has to be found. The present UNP and the JVP proves they don’t have answers, only rhetoric. The next step is thus a “people’s step” that needs a popular discourse on a programme.”

    How is he going to take this popular discourse to among people and through which-Television, Radio, Newspaper, seminars, meetings, lectures or what? Show or tell me one example of what you have done along the lines you advocate! Kusal, this is just high noon bullshit! You can live on dreams but don’t try to impose them on people and mislead them! Forget about UNP, the best and cunning brains in the country also well versed in the law started an operation-save-judiciary-and-CJ. What happened to it? Why didn’t they succeed? What is your answer? I know you will give your stupid answer to it-Ranil and Wijedadas R betrayed it!!!!!! Oh my f…

    So he says he has no answers! He has dreams!!!! But dreams cannot solve problems! One cardinal mistake he makes is that he forgets that the opposition includes kusal too! If he is not for the regime then he is an opposition actor! But being an opposition actor what he tries to do is to destabilize, disintegrate, undermine and de-popularize the opposition, the UNP! If he does not like UNP then all right he can be that but what right does he have to publicize the negative thinking he does by doing which he is subjected to scathing criticisms, attacks and jeering which is very bad for an opinion builder! As all work and no play made Jerry sick Kusal just ring alarm bells but then end up in a whimper! He give us no hope, no guidance, not a semblance of direction.

    But unlike kusal and many many more et at who are camping and attacking Ranil evidently been paid and employed by the very MACHABAGOs Ranil and UNP are tirelessly working make a UNP government a reality! Under the conditions and situations in the backdrop of the two entry paragraphs above don’t expect UNP to come to your door steps explaining their plans but consider this as your own problem and your future and take the initiative yourself. If you do not agree with someone let it be that but do not try to disrupt or disseminate false propaganda because the Sinhalese Buddhists are very stupid kind of people! When one writes in public domain he must be well disciplined, erudite, resourceful, principled and constructive-not destructive!

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    Another excellent piece by Kusal Perera. He has very well described the real situation in Sri Lanka today on how the three Rajapaksa brothers have carved out the entire country among themselves – its resources and income, its security and political power.

    The situation has reached a point where it is not possible for any democratic opposition to remove the murderous thieving scumbags from power.

    It is time for a single or a group of true patriots who value freedom, justice and fairness for all Sri Lankans to eliminate, by whatever means, the Rajapaksa cancer for good from Sri Lanka.

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    Sack the Supreme Court and Appeals Court Judges! In the Philippines the government sacked the Chief Justice and no western country uttered a word against it. In Sri Lanka the Diaspora and Sinhala Traitors have joined hands to pursue their own agendas.Here we go again! The dogs bark but the caravan moves on! The dirty Anti Government Forces have started their campaign against the New Chief Justice. They will only support him if he falls out with the Government. This is the same way they treated the Ex CJ. When the Ex CJ were appointed these traitors wanted to report her to the Bribery Commissioner but when she fell out with the Government she became a Martyr. It was the same with the Ex General when he was appointed as head if the Army these Jackals said he is not fit to lead the Salvation Army but when he fell out with the a government he became the greatest Hero of all time. These anti government forces will throw mud at the Government at every available opportunity. However this great Government will not fall. The moon does not heed the barking of dogs! Mahinda is the greatest leader we had since post independence and no traitors can unseat the government .! Sudu Akka

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      I feel sorry for you, Sudu Akka. The man who saved the Sinhala nation has turned against the Sinhala people – and you can’t see it. Just wait and see how the Rajapaksa brothers make your country a paraya nation in the world and the people slaves.

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      Leelo

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      People of your ilk will not save the nation from brutal actitives of the brutal leaders.

      If you agree with you and your family, you would not leave this kind of comments. Try to see thing being unbiased – what the uneducated but title a lawyer has not even studied the constitution properly as it should be before jumping asking parliment to take action against CJ. So called boasted 2/3 mandate that he could long use for abolishing of 78 constitution is being used to revenge the legitimately appointed CJ to the nation, while appointing someone whose records are evident – as the next. Are you at all in a healthy mind to argue in this way. Masses that hail the justice and democratic values would curse you ages, if you stay in the same mind as you are now.

      Get well soon and try to let go through who ever elderly person you are. That can then help the fractions that are vulnerable to the abusive tactics of the RULING bunch of thieves.

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      Below is how your beloved megalomaniac leader performed the impeachment process against legitimately appointed to the country.

      The impeachment proceeded in disregard of basic principles of due process:
      the eleven-member parliamentary select committee considering the case was composed of a clear majority of government members who had already expressed their belief in the Chief Justice’s guilt;
      the committee denied the Chief Justice sufficient time and information to prepare her defence, even refusing her access to documents and evidence used by the panel members;
      the Chief Justice was verbally abused by government members of the committee;
      after informing the Chief Justice that the panel had no plans to call witnesses to give oral evidence, the committee did just that, summoning witnesses to testify immediately after the chief justice and her lawyers quit the hearings in protest at the lack of due process;
      the committee’s report, which found the Chief Justice guilty on three charges, was completed within twenty-four hours of concluding its hearings.

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    Sudu Kukka,

    For those who are fornicating their assholes like you the Rajapakshas are heroes, but for 99% of the people they are bastards! It is true that anyone who licks the asshole of the Rajapakshas like you when they are on the government side they are traitors, but when they are against the regime they are heroes!

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    O great leader have compassion on these anti government scum who insult and abuse you. These scum would be wiping the back side of the Fat Pig Praba if not for Mahinda who sent the fat pig to the Happy Hunting Grounds and saved the country. Forgive them for they know not what they do. These scum will always have an axe to grind because you achieve what ever you set out to do. These are traitors to the Motherland. They will always be traitors but have pity on these low level bottom of the barrel nit wits and sub humans. What judicial independence? What ethics? A government appoints people who can work with the government and not people who want to play
    God after getting the appointment. Go ahead O Great Mahinda and lead our country to greater glory. “The dogs bark but the caravan moves on! Love to all and malice towards none. Your own Sudu Akka as always!

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      You can go on singing all the time but ignoring all realities or helping the idiots further, but sofar..

      On every major category listed in the HRC resolution, the Sri Lankan government has failed to take effective action:

      – there have been no credible investigations into war crimes, disappearances or other serious human rights violations;

      – no independent institutions for investigation or accountability have been established; instead the regime has dismantled the last traces of judicial independence through its assault on the chief justice;

      – rather than moving towards a lasting and fair constitutional settlement of the ethnic conflict through meaningful power-sharing, the President and his brothers have expressed their intention to repeal or weaken the already limited provincial powers granted under the 13th Amendment. (For details see Crisis Group’s November 2012 report, Sri Lanka: Tamil Politics and the Quest for a Political Solution);

      – despite the council and many others calling for the demilitarisation of the Tamil-majority northern province, the Sri Lankan military continues to control virtually all aspects of life in the north, with the civil administration intimidated and sidelined;

      – the government has cracked down hard on Tamil protest in the north, with peaceful demonstrations disrupted by the military, students arrested on groundless charges of working with the LTTE and other forms of dissent denied;

      – dissent among Sinhalese in the south is also under attack, with recent anti-impeachment protests attacked by government thugs while the police looked on and did nothing.

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      Dear Akke,
      It appears that you are very loyal to MR.I still think the majority of Sri Lankans are still loyal to him.Hats off to him for ending the 30 year old separatist war.However everything is not plain sailing and citizens have serious concerns about ‘good governance’ Do you not agree?

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        As always being explained, war victory against Ltters was a good thing but the credit should go to all incl. SF and the others who REALLY sacrificed for the win. Not Gota or MR fought it. But the brave soldiers and all forces.

        Now the fight is against the MR and the family and their brutal governance – which is becoming almost simliar to the previous war. They steal almost everything. Today, people are without an independent Judiciary.

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          Dear Samuel,
          I agree that the credit of winning the war must go to all including the citizens of Sri Lanka who wholeheartedly supported it. Unfortunately the leader gets the credit as always.

          We never had an independent judiciary. I have given expert witness in courts and seen the most hilarious verdicts.That is Sri Lanka!

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    Suck ….

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