19 October, 2021

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Bond Scam: AG’s Department SILENCED !

In a bizarre day at the Commission the Attorney General’s Department shockingly fell silent today refusing to examine Ministers Malik Samarawickrema and Kabir Hashim, instead putting on a defiant “we don’t give a damn” attitude at the Commission today.

Jayantha Jayasuriya -Attorney General

The team led by ASG Dappula De Livera which had brought the proceedings to a near climax by necessarily implicating Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Arjuna Mahendran, refused to examine the two minister and instead stared defiantly at the Commissioners and the witnesses during todays proceedings.

Hashim and Samarawickrema instead had a free walk attesting to a purported meeting held in February 2015 attended by Ravi Karunanayake and Mahendran at which they had supposedly discussed the urgent requirement for funding for the highways.

The Attorney General heavily disputed the fact that such a meeting was held previously. They brought in evidence to show that there was no such funding requirement and only Karunanayake and Mahendran were aware of such a requirement.

The Attorney General also disputed the undated letter given by Karunanayake to Mahendran referring to the meeting in which such a requirement was discussed.

The AG lambasted Ravi Karunanayake and called him a “liar” and said that the letter was given after the Commission proceedings commenced in order to cover the tracks of robbery.

They pointed out how unlikely it was for a Minister to give an official letter without a date or a reference number.

Hashim and Samarawickrema ended up being questioned for ten minutes each by the Commissioners and true to the script the duo insisted that the meeting was in fact held and that there was in fact a funding requirement, both of which was clearly disproved earlier by the Attorney General.

It is unclear as to the reason why they sat defiantly but observers insisted that it looked like the team was instructed to do something they didn’t want to and they had no option but to comply. So they put on a big “fuck you” face.

Steve Samuels, the Personal Assistant of Arjun Aloysius also feigned a “chest pain” and did not attend the Commission to testify.

The usually vociferous AG meekly listened to the “chest pain” excuse and did not object to it or call the excuse into question.

The Attorney General during the proceedings led witness after witness and cross examined them vociferously emanating sordid scandals including insider trading, bribes through commissions granted, the apartment scandal, the placing of key individuals in treasury departments of state banks and the EPF setting the stage for the scam, the fact that there was no urgent requirement at all for the auction, witnesses being bribed or intimidated to give false evidence and the fabrication of evidence among other facets of the scam.

The team today, remained mum throughout.

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  • 24
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    What RW wants RW gets. Silence from now on. Malick the kolla from Royal will never be touched. He is mister money bags for RW and the UNP. Kabir is the same. Eran W , so far untained by scandal is the other money bags western agent.

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      I agree. In addition Dappula Livera’s grand standing is not helping – if you are calling someone a liar, he must present the commission with the contradictions. You simply cannot call a person a liar without building up to it. As Justice Jayawardena said yesterday ‘This seems to be for the press’ he is harming the process with his arrogance. The law is about meticulous and detailed attention to detail and of this is to go the courts eventually, the onus is with the state to prove the accused guilty.

      Though some aspects seem a slam dunk, there are many issues that are intangible that the highly-paid lawyers of the accused will pounce on and create doubt. The AG will be well-served to monitor this situation or the incensed public will turn on the department.

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        PENT HOUSE RAVI when He said he does not know anything, he proved that he was a Liar. Besidesm PENT HOUSE RAVI says his wife and daughter hide things from him. Sri lanka lacks law enforcement for white collar criminals, that is why I KNOW NOTHING RAVI and Ranil wicramasinghe are still outside. Ranil said and he set up FICD saying he would catch thieves from the previous govt. Instead he is avoiding it because Ranil proved Ranil lives supporting thieves.

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    • 13
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      The tragic truth of the current stalemate is the fear to take action against the PM. All the evidence go round and round and stop at the PM as he was the mastermind of the CB Bond heist, something the whole country knew in 2015, now supported by evidence.

      I think the President should request a Progress Report from the Commission and send the PM on LOA so that AG can initiate action. If the President takes over the work handled by the PM, there is no need to appoint an Acting PM. The public is awaiting anxiously until the mega Central Bank bond fraudsters are produced before the Courts. Law should equal to every citizen.

      There should have been an NCM against the PM. Mahinda/JO are not working according to the mandate given to them, instead they support Ranil. They should remember that each and every vote they received were Anti-Ranil votes.

      Mr. President, I don’t know whether you read this. I have to make requests to you here as there is no representation in the Parliament for independent voters.

      There is a massive democratic deficit in the Parliament. Chief Prelates, Maha Sangha and Sinhalese are against ANY changes to the present Constitution but their voice is not represented in the Parliament (except Wimal, only if he gets a time slot).

      I urge all Sinhalese and Maha Sangha, please don’t waive your resolve to protect the Constitution IN ITS PRESENT FORM as even a remote, opaque word can lose what our ancestors protected for 2600 years. It is the power hungry Sinhalese politicians who want to make changes to the Constitution than even TNA, so that they can garner Tamil/Muslim votes. Therefore we should not trust politicians other than our own point of view.

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        Champa,
        “I urge all Sinhalese and Maha Sangha, please don’t waive your resolve to protect the Constitution IN ITS PRESENT FORM as even a remote, opaque word can lose what our ancestors protected for 2600 years.”
        Now, now, don’t let your words carry you away. The constitution is only 39 years old, not 2600. Vijaya was not a Buddhist, neither were the European colonizers. So deduct about 750 years.
        Did you know also that King Narendrasingha had the Mahanayaka executed for plotting against him? So much for the Maha Sangha!

  • 16
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    Surprise, surprise!!!

    So what else is new with Yahapalanaya?

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    “Woe to you, O land when your king is a “child” and your princes feast in the morning.
    “Blessed are you, O land when your king is the son of nobles.
    And your princes feast at the right time for strength and not for drunkenness”

    “For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

  • 22
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    Ravi Karunanayaka was one of the powerful minister in Yahapalana Govt. and Deputy Leader of the UNP as well. One time ASG De Livera called him a “Liar” and finally he was forced to resign from the Ministerial portfolio due to wide media coverage. Why this time AG changed the pattern. Before Malik and Hashim appear before the commission they met President according to Media reports. If that is true then there must be a big interference from Yahapalana President or Yahapalana Govt. only targeted RK? May be whole Idea of appointing commission to sling mud at UNP. Is it possible that Malik and Hashim informed yahapalana president that they will disclose the fact that this money used to cover expenses incurred by UNP for Presidential election as everybody knows that Mr. Sirisena, Presidential candidate did not spend money for even cup of tea.

  • 4
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    AG looks partial. Only the three judges in the FCID wants to do it. I am Pretty sure, Two ministers also showes the what will be coming wirh Ranil Wickrmasinghe. Instead, they use parliamentary privilages as the excuse. then it is the LAws rhey themselves created in order to stay thieves. IF not see how many have taken laws into their thands. In reality, if one is accused for anyking breaking laws or misappropriation of something, they shuld step down until the investigations are over. but, see event he Basil Rajapakse is campaigning for, I heard, it is UNP, but may be for Jackal opposition. with respect to parliamentarian criminal/financial fruads there is now law enforcement at all. Justice also seems to be a joke as two were let out on bail. Probably. as the wasy a few parliamentarians did, Those two will go unaffected, probably they get money from the President’s fund too. —————— voters will forget this, as some do not even investigations. Instead they Mahinda Rajapakse also did it. but, they don’t say, why Ranil Avamangala are not doing anything on that. they spent money on that too.

  • 7
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    these politicians are here for quite a little time,they are bunch or rogues,liars and people without conscience but the officers of AG;s department won the heart of the whole nation,we are watching this very closely ,expecting to see how you do your part well, teach good lesson to this morons ,so no politician thinks to do such in future ,AG officers wish you the best

  • 9
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    Maik Samarawickrama was only the party chairman at that time. How come he says “F. you” to the Jusdes, when he did not have parliamentary privilages. That it self is obstructing investigation. Why MY3 is silent. Instead, he is taking family tours to NEW york and Thirumala kovil in India. Probably he is offering kilo grams of gold to thirumala god who ever it is to save him.

  • 6
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    Even KAbir HAssim was not a minister at that time ?

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    The AG is holding a public office to perform the duties strictly according to the Constitution and the Rule of Law.

    AG’s role in any Representative Democracy is to represent and defend the sovereign rights of the people. And the AG is no way under duty to defend criminal elements occupying public offices in the Legislature and the Executive. Unfortunately, it does not happen in that way in the Republic of Sri Lanka.

    One of the living examples of betraying the trust placed in the office of the AG is the way the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act was passed by the Parliament to suspend the Elections, circumventing the due process requirement established by law.

    In this regard the flawed opinion expressed by the AG to the Speaker, clearly undermined the public confidence in the office of the AG. The said bill was passed, adopting a fraudulent process, denying the people of their sovereign right of franchise after Supreme Court rejected the postponement of elections in the first attempt. Surely the conduct of the AG here was an insult to the intelligence of the people of Sri Lanka.

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      “ One of the living examples of betraying the trust placed in the office of the AG is the way the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act was passed by Parliament……”
      The precedent for that was JRJ’s bogus Referendum in 1982 to deny the sovereign rights of the people to exercise their franchise.

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      The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and their interests through a broad range of duties. The Attorney General’s responsibilities include safeguarding the public from violent criminals, preserving country’s spectacular natural resources, enforcing civil rights laws, and helping victims of identity theft, mortgage-related fraud, illegal business practices, and other consumer crimes.
      While the office of the Attorney General has not been the subject of a Basic Law or major legislation, the traditional rules and customs associated with the Attorney General were not set out by any parliamentary committee. Since Independence there has been an understanding that a person who possesses a strong political identity or who is known for his political activism should not be appointed to this post. It is widely accepted that the person appointed Attorney General should be free of political party influences so that his decisions may be arrived at independently and without concessions to instructions or policy of the Government or the Minister of Justice. Unfortunately Sri Lanka has tarred this good practice. Some elements of the Attorney General are so politicized that almost nothing is decided purely on the merits. This deprives the public of protection and robs the judiciary of public trust.
      Just look at the public record of CJ’s Mohan Pieris and Sarath Nanda Silva. Who cleared and established a path to the Supreme Court. Is present AG waiting to fill this corrupt practice ?
      The Supreme Court is poised to answer that question soon. For those persons who believe that public corruption, influence peddling, and pay-to-play are bad for democracy and bad for good government, they should be very worried. Indeed, the Court’s corrupt answer may be as unsettling and devastating to honest government as its foray into patchwork judgements that worsen the Rule of Law.

    • 0
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      Nagananda,
      You are living in fools paradise.Your attitude reminds me the story of great cricketer Don Bradmon.
      According to the story he was batting. in England
      Thousands of Fans had paid good money to watch cricket legend Don Bradmon batting.
      Unfortunately he was stumped on the first ball. Out went Umpires Finger to say he was out.
      Bradmon, slowely walked up to Umpire and whispered to his ear. “These fans had paid good money and come to watch my batting. Not to see your raised finger, ” Then he continuied to bat.

      Like what Ranil is here to bat Country needs him . He is the only guy who could save the country from this debt trap and take the country forward.
      Countrymen do not want to see Nagananda,s raised finger. !

      This sermon is applicable to Susipala also.You are KADEY Going for Rajapakses.

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        This story is told of W.G. Grace, who was born in 1848 and died in 1915. His Test Cricket was played between 1880 and 1899. Debut at age 32, last Test when he was 51 years old. A mountain of a man, who bullied; can you work out what cricket was like in those days?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace

        He was NOT ethical. Read that Wikipedia entry. It is very long, but quite early we are reminded of his gamesmanship and his money-making. He claimed to be a medical doctor, and thus an amateur, but that he made more money in real terms than any other cricketer ever. What was cricket like the? Queen Victoria died only in 1901. So, in Victorian times he got away with this.

        Don Bradman was born 1908, died 2001, stood only 5 feet 8 inches. He was a supreme cricketer, playing Test Cricket from 1928 to 1948, possibly his best years lost owing to the 2nd world War. And Larwood’s body-line bowling was devised to counter his genius. His Test average is 99.94 because he got out for a duck in his last Test – and he accepted it!

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        Continuing . . .

        Dear Mugalan,

        Your mistake is most instructive. The sort of thing that you are talking about may have been possible with Sri Lanka still having a medieval society. NOT today.

        Today cricket (and politics) have to be played differently. To continue with the great Bradman, he is remembered and venerated because of his cricketing genius. Study those figures!

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        We are justly proud of our Kumar Sangakkara. a great player and a great human being, but even he can’t come close to Bradman. Sanga had a wonderful last season with Surrey when he averaged (just over) a hundred. Bradman averaged about THROUGHOUT his career, despite Hitler and murderous Bodyline bowling
        (now banned). Cricket, by his time, was in modern times, and he played according to the rules.

        *

        As for Sanga, he’s our great hero, career damaged a little by that shooting in a Pakistani bus, and by our politicians interfering in cricket. He’s also great because he knows when to call it a day, when all of us know that he’s at his peak, and want him to continue. But facts are stubborn. He’s forty years old, and he knows that a full life should be more than just cricket.

        *

        We know that Sanga would make a fine President or Prime Minister, but perish the thought! I can’t think of a less likely scenario. He’s too wise to make the mistake of entering politics.

        Compare with Ranil. He just doesn’t know what is even meant by “bowing out GRACEfully”, that despite all the advantages of birth and upbringing.

        *

        Even the humblest Sri Lankan citizen deserves a better leader!

  • 8
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    Does Lankian need more reasons to reject current parliamentarians at the next election? Subject all these scoundrels to CID investigation and when found guilty, strip civic rights and nationalize all their properties.

  • 15
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    Take a good look at this AG ?

    Does he look like a man with character ?

    Does he look like a man of substance ?

    He will be what he is.

    • 3
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      Hahahaha. I wouldn’t even buy a used car from someone who looks like him!

    • 1
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      Harry Hatton, yours is an unfair comment based on a man’s appearance.

      All the virtues you have listed above can only be judged through his actions. No man is responsible for his looks.

  • 5
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    It is third world mentality .
    Do not expect like western countries.
    Once you are in power in Sri Lanka you can make all things .
    You can buy anyone with powers.
    There’s is no rules of law but political influence.
    How many people have escaped punishment and jail .
    You are with us or with our enemies.
    Too much political influences in all affairs..
    Except JVP ..
    They live by rules of laws .
    But no one understand who is real politicians or who mess around.
    RANIL dose not have children to hand over power why he can not do real polititics.
    Why he can not do green policies
    You name clean politics or green politics.
    Why not?
    May be he supports culprits.
    May be he fear for his life after his political life
    May be he supports his friends.
    May be he is not serious.
    May be he is working for Some external forces .
    Who knows.

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      Ranil before working for any one else, he should win. He is trying to win at the expense of everything. HE got money for the general election from a Provincial council minister who is also a rich news reporter worked for an embassy. So, both won minister posts. the second minister post for the National list MP is the santhosam. Perpetual treasruies money had been spent for houses to memebers of the party. they will spent more if Ranil contest again. Who knows how he got money afgter the 100 day govt.

  • 8
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    Disappointments Like us all, I have had many disappointments in my life. But none so huge as what our PM has turned out to be. There must be many others like me. I am so sad for all of us. Our country seems to have no future.

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      Sadly, VERY SADLY, I have to concur.

  • 10
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    Prestigious Colombo Royal College has produced only notorious thieves, criminals, and uneducated morons like RW, Arjun M, Malik, and many more that ruled and ruined SL. It is haven for idiotic kids of elite families that thrived on frauds and crimes in Sri Lanka

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      It looks that school itself is a victim of the circcumstances. There may bee so many horror stories in that school too and those did not come out.

  • 5
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    ………So they put on a fuck you face……is a line on this essay.
    Naturally,when we had all collectively fucked up by returning this SO-CALLED GOOD GOVERNANCE TEAM to replace what what we all thought to be worse under MaRa how else would you expect them to put on a face other than what they had put on!
    The next armed insurrection will not be based on ethnicity; It would come sooner or later to eliminate the corruption in governance in this country.It will be the finest hour for Sinhala -Tamil unity!

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    ………So they put on a fuck you face……is a line on this essay.
    Naturally,when we had all collectively fucked up by returning this SO-CALLED GOOD GOVERNANCE TEAM to replace what we all thought to be worse under MaRa how else would you expect them to put on a face other than what they had put on!
    The next armed insurrection will not be based on ethnicity; It would come sooner or later to eliminate the corruption in governance in this country.It will be the finest hour for Sinhala -Tamil unity!

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      Plato
      In other words if you are saying that Sinhala-Tamil disunity was a ploy devised by the ruling elite to control the reins of power using race and religion to fool and distract the people why would an armed insurrection become necessary if both communities decide to Unite to deal with the situation? Gun powder may become necessary only if the process becomes difficult.

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        Uthungan

        Forming a common united front among all people is impossible as you would have seen in your life time how both Sinhala and Tamil speaking people are stupid.

        “Gun powder may become necessary only if the process becomes difficult.”

        We have ourselves witnessed how drunken monkey with a razor behaves or “Wandurata Deli Pihiya Dunna Wage”. (A razor in the hands of a monkey that goes berserk’).

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          Native
          I am well aware of that Sinhalese proverb.The Tamil equivalent is the same.
          But as the Wanduras aka Kurangus have not been stupid to cut off their penises
          I thought they should preserve the gun powder for the sake of their progeny.

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    In this drama the language/religion divide does not occur!

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    If this story is true, it means one thing: the above named two ministers, PM and even the President are implicated in this mega bond scam, and this AG team is being silenced by the man at the top or the Minister for Justice as PM is out of the country. What a charade these Yahapalanaya dudes have been faking; they got to power with promises to find and punish the rogues in the former regime, and now they themselves are involved in stripping national assets and loading more and more taxes on the voters to make up for the money they are stealing. I wonder why MR faction remains silent over this. What is their commission for remaining silent?

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      That is a good argument Richmondian :).

      MR would stay mum where he has to win something only.
      That is how his brain cells are made.
      Maradaran IRC karaya and MR has no difference.

      I hate the bugger for allt he messa left behind to this country.

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      thrishu,

      The commission for staying silent is – No prison time.
      Anytime a JO member opens his mouth, he is threatened with prosecution

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    …..Where is Dr RANIL ???………..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Where is Dr RANIL ???”

      He is in Hela-sinki tracing your ancestors’ origin. Perhaps he want’s to confirm the public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s Aryan origin.

      You should check your DNA.

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        NV,
        Kasmalam’s DNA traces back to an Orangutan.

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          Vellala from Scarborough….
          Please, don’t go there mate…….If they find you have even a fraction of Dalit DNA, both Suren Surendran and Sampathar will disown you……..Only hope for you then will be Rudra in NJ…

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        Dear Native, One hundred percent Balangoda man……

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “One hundred percent Balangoda man……”

          Did Prof. Samarasekara conduct your DNA test?

          By the way it was reported that The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has found Prof. Ananda Samarasekara guilty of three out of the five charges filed against him following a formal inquiry over the removal of certain body parts and bones of slain rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, leading to a suspension of his license to practise medico-legal work for six months.

          Are you sure he didn’t switch the specimen?

          However Tamil from the north believes that your DNA has been traced back to an Orangutan. I don’t think so, what do you thing? If you have changed your mind let us know.

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    The rulers may not realise it, but to even the least sophisticated villager, the facts are getting too clear for misunderstanding!

    *

    Yes, the time has to come soon when the people will rise against corruption so obvious and clear. This is not wishful thinking on the lines of “Truth will always triumph.” That does not always happen, I fear.

    *

    But not only is the cheating too blatant, but also the electronic media (especially the social media, which I don’t use much) will splash this too much for it to be unknown. Where will this lead? It is good that Colombo Telegraph is reporting every move so carefully, and that a few of us (in relation to the total population of the country) are reading and commenting clearly. The danger is ever present that it could be to absolute chaos, as people begin to feel that everybody is so corrupt that all had better plunder and loot.

    *

    Let me hope, on the contrary that such pessimism is misplaced, and that Plato is right in prophesying that this could actually lead to ” the finest hour for Sinhala -Tamil unity!”

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      I must look for the place where Native Veddah poured scorn on the “Weeping Widow”. Even the oldest person now writing and commenting on Colombo Telegraph has no more than a very young person’s memory of what Sirimavo’s governments were like.

      The greatest dis-service that they did was to pave the way for Junius Jayawardena to obtain a huge mandate for change, and then use it to cynically to stay in office, using POWER which none are allowed to question. This latest episode is yet another manifestation of the disregard for the wishes of the people (which, it is true, are often exasperatingly muddle-headed). So legalism and chicanery are resorted to ALL THE TIME.

      *

      For once, I agree with JimSoftie. To justify this extent of leeway a UNP in which internal party democracy prevails, must demonstrate that it enjoys popular support in an election where the country is honestly and clearly presented with its programme.

      I listened carefully to what Dr Jayampathy Wickremaratne had told the Tamil Diaspora in London; he claimed that he had told the same to the Sinhala Diaspora. “Diaspora” has by now lost whatever meaning it originally had, and has become a Sinhala hate-word. It may be with the purest of intentions that Wickremaratne is proposing for Maithri a second term as President, with the somewhat reduced executive powers. We have to ensure that a fair deal is given to all minorities, but this deal must not be smuggled in. So now, I unusually again, agree with Sumanasekara below, that Wickremaratne who is an unelected National List Parliamentarian should not try to manipulate Sirisena in to a second term as President when Sirisena clearly told us, when getting our votes, that such things were not going to be.

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      Continuing . . .

      I see most of these unhealthy trends as emanating from the wrongful extension of the 1970 mandate received by Sirimavo, BEYOND 1975: and that after youth support had been lost after the 1971 JVP insurrection, and with most other voters being driven to despair by the incredible economic hardships imposed by the austerity measures. The model for her government was those of Castro in Cuba and the Family in North Korea. “Ape Aanduwa” rhetoric had won her the 1970 elections but had become a joke by 1977. The Traditional Left had held on hoping that something could be achieved, but got out when the life of Parliament was extended. By then they had compromised their policies towards the minorities, especially the Tamils.

      *

      By 1997, it is true that all power was in the hands of the Dias-Bandaranaikes. However, they were not all insincere. True they enjoyed a certain life-style (which was not as ostentatious as what we now see), whilst few of us were allowed to even think of escaping from the prison-house that Sri Lanka had become. We just could not go abroad. However, the Colvin-Keuneman reforms had led to Sirimavo’s family also sacrificing huge amounts of real estate.

      *

      In terms of the economy, the hardship that we had undergone must now be seen as “environment-friendly”; that has given way now to prodigal laissez faire lifestyles and selfish unconcern for long-term effects. None of us is willing to give up our wasteful life-styles. Every one of us is guilty on that score, many without realising it.

      *

      To be Concluded with one more installment!

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      The great mistake The 1970 Coalition made was cheating on the mandate they received. I agree that to solve THE GREAT PROBLEMS that continue to dog us, certain members of this government, especially Sirisena, are the best bet, but not if their continuance is ensured the way they are now trying to. Sirisena must continue to be the moral force, the elder statesman guiding the government, but with neither official status nor protected from inquiry in to the conduct of his own family. That applies with even greater force to Ranil Wickremasinghe. Let him contest the Presidency ONLY IF a UNP in which internal democracy prevails, nominates him. The chances are that he will be defeated by a populist candidate, and that would be a tragedy because any such candidate would fall back on racism to win. So, in practical terms, it would be best if Wickremasinghe also accepts retirement – at age 71, having been in Parliament since age 28! Always at least a Minister, within three months of being in Parliament, provided the UNP was in office. Isn’t this enough for him to be content with?

      All evidence now points to future historians (and I’m just a retired teacher of English) seeing Jayawardena’s desire for a long innings of untrammelled power as leading to an unnecessary war, which was somehow ended by the Rajapaksas who used brute force (some of it unjustified). The Rajapaksas thereupon robbed on an unprecedented scale, to be followed by a more open government which also decided to continue with SOME robbing, but forced, (partly owing to technological advances, which none can control, in the dissemination of information) to be more open.

      It is now up to us to ensure that this latest interference with the judiciary is not allowed to stand.

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      Clearly you are not following the proceedings just like Colombo Telegraph. Poor reporting all round. Documents were submitted showing the official requests that were made to the treasury.

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    National List Jayampathi guaranteed Sira the UNP Ticket for a Second Innings……..Dr Ranil called Sira from Finland….
    Sira called Mallika and Kabir to an urgent one hour meeting , just before the last Cabinet Meeting…..
    This all occurred soon after Dr Mahendran dobbed his mate Dr Ranil for Instructing Dr Mahendran to
    * Abandon the standard CB’s BOND Issuing procedures…..And call Tenders to give PT the job
    * Stop EPF buying Government Bonds
    * Make Saman Kumara the head of the EPF Bond Dealer Team…
    My Elders tell me Saman Kumara is a UNP Union heavy….. .Does he have a PhD like Dr Ranil or Dr Harsha ?……..

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      I do not think Ranil has a Ph.D.

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    Knowledgeable people tell me that as an act of revenge for the exposure of Daham Sirisena’s night club brawl and RW as usual storing dirty linen of MY3 for future use, MY3 initiated the COI and in full force things went moving. MY3 knew the story from the beginning. Ordinary people’s EPF money is at stake. But now RK, sacrificed and the shadow of darkness was about to approach RW then the gun came out. “MY3! If you go on like this your stuff too would come out such as the deal with the Australian company now blacklisted by the World Bank”. SO! the brakes had to be applied. Screech! Alas! All are rogues. Perpetuals are riding high. Aiyo! Our EPF! The only terminal benefit we are having at the end of our working years! DOWN THE PALLANG. The big question is can democracy survive in this country? The young has shown the way by even refusing to register to vote. How Sad!

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    Buds!

    Too much speculation … chill out, system has worked so far and it will uncover the truth. Its time for a timeout, go watch a good blu or get a lap dance and reduce the unwanted stress!

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    Ranil has told Sirisena according to inside sources not to poke the finger into the bond scam or AG’S dept to stay away if not he has enough evidence against sira to throw him out.

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    Bogus commission a facade to fool the foolish populace yet again ! Sri Lanka never learns. Which other country would vote in a proven traitor like Dr Ranil back to power again ??? And the two timing scum bag promising he would make every family a ‘Royal Family’ when addressing election rallies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    How can we expect The President to step in to solve this particular issue when the facts are glaring on our face, more over he himself is in hot water when analysing his governance during the past two and half years. little was known about his 40 years of political experience. Unpleasant gossip is emerging since late and credible information is reported about his intervention in shielding the corrupt and playing into their hands presumably knowing very well that it is a kick on the back of voters who elevated him to this pedestal. It is a pity that apart from Ranjan Ramanayake there is not a single politician who has the honour and courage to speak up for truth and justice . Wither Sri Lanka.

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    I fully agree with the comments posted by Champa on 11 October.In fact Bond Scam proceedings take centre stage in news at this time and the silence maintained by the AG’s representatives raise eyebrows of many. Therefore there is a doubt arising in our minds whether this will end up in finding half the truth but not the absolute truth as to who are the real culprits of the bond scam.However we believe in natural justice and those who plunder state coffers will end up in misery.

    Lucky

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    Can some one summarized the part play by prime minister in this central bank bond scam.when it comes with dates, parliamentary speeches,3 member unp lawyers committee, cope 1 and cope2,and again in PColI hearings. this will be very helpful all commoners who follow this eagerly

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    Finally it ends well to the wish of RW.

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    Can somebody explain
    1) whether there were sufficient funds in the Treasury (I’m sure there would have been since MR was a strict disciplinarian when it comes to finances) during this period Feb / Mar 2015
    2) Why did RW wanted a public auction instead of private placements.(Probably a prophet to predict other bids will be higher than Perpetual)
    3) What were the total Treasury Bonds that was issued to Perpetual
    4) How come issuing bonds for say around 50B (Max) result in a loss of a Trillion as the highly educated dep Minister LYA states

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