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Boundless Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksas Is Overflowing The Borders Of Rationality

By Vishwamithra1984

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”~ André Gide

The National Heroes’ Day fell on May 18th. Defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) and their terrorists-in-arms is indeed a very significant victory for the Sri Lankan security forces. The Army, the Navy and the Air Force with all the assistance of the Police Force managed to put to rest an ethnic war that lasted more than twenty five years. The gallantry of our soldiers, sailors and airmen and policemen cannot be overstated. The leadership on battleground was precise, decisive and final. Each unit and each division made unspeakable sacrifices. Some, more than a lot, made their ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives for the sake of the land, the faith and the race.

Mahinda GotaTo paraphrase Leonard Woolf’s opening in his celebrated literary creation ‘The Village in the Jungle’,‘all wars are evil and no war was more evil than that engulfed Sri Lanka from 1983 to 2009’ (‘All jungles are evil and no jungle was more evil than that lay about the village Baddegama’ – The Village in the Jungle by Leonard Woolf). The carnages committed by the Tigers and their cohorts assumed a devilish dimension, in numbers, nature and style. However, the LTTE or any other military arms of other terrorist groups fighting for the same cause of Elam were no official armies representing a separate State or nation. On the contrary, the Sri Lankan security forces are the official army representing the country, the state and the people. Any equivalence assumed or presumed between these two opposing forces is unwise, immaterial and discriminating to both parties.

But a celebration of a ‘war-victory’ by the soldiers is legitimate and natural. No living person on Sri Lankan soil can argue against such a celebration. But when this celebration activity becomes a blatant indulgence in triumphalism, when it exceeds the precincts of a civilized expression of joy and relief, the day we shamefully declare that we won the war and lost the peace is not too far. When chauvinism is mistaken for patriotism, when unconcealed attempts at humiliating another religion or ethnicity is mistaken for relief from conflict, what is revealed is not pure joy of victory but utter contempt and disregard for the fallen pride and destitute of fellow human beings. Languishing in sorrow of parting, meandering in the forlorn land of nowhere, man may seek rest in a cruel surrounding; he may enter an illusionary world where nightmares roam like demented demons, he may even regret the wasteful days and wasteful nights spent on a wasted pursuit of mirages, but when his manhood is confronted with foolish insinuations and mythical superiority of one ethnicity over another, he reacts. It may take some time but react he will.

By pretending to be more patriotic than others, the Rajapaksas and their defeated clan showed this kind of monumental idiocy and hypocrisy last week, on May 18th to be exact, by visiting some detained soldiers in prison and declaring that the Government is ignoring the soldiers who fought the war. Under the pretext of paying tribute to the gallant solders who won the Elam war, these living examples hypocrisy and double-standards, forgot that it was they who imprisoned the greatest of all war heroes, the then General and now Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in the aftermath of the 2010 Presidential Elections. How on earth these guys can sleep in the night is a wonder beyond anyone’s speculation.

These are the same characters who shrieked on the Sri Jayewardenepura platform soon after the war ended in May 2009 and sang melodies and odes of praise and tribute to Fonseka; these are the same politicians who gave a new meaning to patriotism and redefined it as blind and irrational fidelity to a set of beliefs and faiths based on ancient myths and bloated egos. With those bloated egos they became blinded; the victors became victims of their own self-created prisons; what was granted to them at the preceding elections was grossly misunderstood as a lifetime guarantee in power, an unrestricted license to govern forever. The march of flagrant hypocrisy began in earnest.

When Fonseka announced his candidacy for Presidency, everything changed. The Rajapaksas went berserk and their propaganda machine turned the ‘war-hero’ into a traitor overnight. In one of the most dishonest election campaigns ever conducted in Sri Lanka they castigated Sarath Fonseka and established in the minds of the voter that the credit of the war victory belonged to the Rajapaksas and them alone. In the immediate aftermath of the election, they dragged out Fonseka from his household and placed him under arrest. Ironically, within a fortnight of the Presidential Election held on January 26, the officer who manhandled and did this ghastly deed at the behest of his masters to Fonseka on the night of February 8, 2010, Major General Manawadu, bade a most unpleasant goodbye to the world and his family a couple of weeks ago under the most unfortunate circumstances. Some say it was ‘Ditta-Dhamma-vedaneeya Karma‘ (sins committed by a person being visited upon by the same in his or her own lifetime).

Incarceration of Sarath Fonseka was the ultimate evil the Rajapaksa regime committed. There is no parallel that one could find in our history, except perhaps the detaining and eventual execution of ‘Mahattaya’, the second-in-command in the LTTE, when Prabhakaran suspected that Mahattaya would one day overtake him in the ranks of the Tigers. That parallel looks, very strangely, too close for comfort. Same sins committed by apparently closely-associated sinners!

Every minute, hour, day and month spent in the Welikada prisons, Sarath Fonseka may have questioned the veracity of the Sinhalese superiority in race and their ostensible adherence to the teachings of the Great One, Gautama Buddha. So many Buddhist monks too followed the identical sinful path of the regime and participated in the wicked exploit. All the Rajapaksa cohorts who visited the Welikada prison the other day are as guilty as anybody. For them to cry foul now is an expression of flagrant hypocrisy and the fact that they indulged in that pastime of theirs is no surprise.

Then they instituted the infamous white-flag case to nail Fonseka for good. A condemned man, they thought, could be written off. And they were dead wrong. Today the tables have turned. Fonseka is a Cabinet Minister while the Rajapaksas are rotting away in the Opposition benches, sulking away and displaying their envy, hatred and anger towards a ‘war-hero’. It’s all in the cycle of life. A poor rural woman would understand the ups and downs of life; she would understand the impermanence of power, might and wealth, she would relate to loss of mundane matters as a rational and reasonable human being. But those who were drunk with power, glory and self-aggrandizement, that realization comes very hard and late. The cobwebs that have grown while they were in power are difficult to remove. They still seem to persist to inhabit in the fragile wilderness of delusion. For such beings, dawn of wisdom and sensibility is much too far away. When the crimson skies that linger just before twilight turn into gray gloom of night, the same shadowy ghosts of their past sins begin to harass them; self-doubt enters their hearts and minds which up to that point were shielded by state-power, an unlimited number of bodyguards and wealth accumulated through corruption, nepotism and sinful governance.

They are in a chaotic state of eruption, the key word being eruption. If one does not take a serious note of that potential eruption, if one chooses to disregard that fragile state of mind as of no consequence, then those who underestimate the past regime will be caught napping too. For, the fundamentals of politics have not changed: No political animal could be ruled out, whatever the circumstances. The past regime still possesses some of the best craftsmen in political propaganda. Those who turned a war-hero into a traitor within a couple of months could be capable of anything. In other words, there is no alternative to being vigilant; there is no other option available to the Government in power. Those who are managing the state affairs today should not forget that the memories of the voters at large are pathetically short-lived.

In the context of dealing with the current campaigns run by the so-called ‘Joint Opposition’, one must remember that in his celebrated works, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli wrote thus: “if an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared”. The past regime thought that they threw an un-returnable blow to Sarath Fonseka. It did not happen. Fonseka came back. So can the Rajapaksas.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com

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  • 8
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    Rajapaksa doesn’t have to come back.

    The way this Yahapalanaya is going, the great majority of the inhabitant population will get him back..

    Unless they want to live as Economic 3rd class behind the Elite and the Minorities.

    Just like in the good old days…

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      Actually, KAS, yours is a good comment! A nice one and probably may be proven true!

      It is because you insult opposing political personalities so much, and often unreasonably that people tend to take all that you say as … well, not very endearing!

      On this point, you are very close to the button!

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      Rajapakse and his clan should visit Anura Senanayake, the war hero who did all white van killings. Joint opposition should fight to save this mass killer. He will be VOMITING soon with all crimes committed by the King and his family members KILLER GOTA and Kings Babies?

      What happened to Lasantha? who ordered and killed?
      What happened to Baratha? who ordered and killed?
      What happened to Loku seeya? who ordered and killed?
      Whay happened to Thajudeen? who ordered and killed?
      What happened to Eknaligoda? ho ordered and killed?
      What happened to two student leaders killed and later made look like a accident?
      What happened to the prisoners, who suspected of stealing SWORDS from the temple killing two monks? Who gave the orders to shoot them to make case closed?
      What happened to the prisoner, beggar suspect of stealing MESEUM for SWORDS? who gave orders to shoot them?

      Who gave the orders to shoot trade union protester Wanted to save his pension money in FTZ and killed?

      Who gave the orders to shoot Fishermen who protested against kerosine price hike and killed, he just wanted to save some money for night fishing?

      Who gave orders to shoot at protesters who were demanding pure drinking water and killed, Just Wanted to drink pure water?

      Who gave orders to kill own security guard at PERA and put the blame on two student leaders?

      What about the families of these victims, their mothers, fathers, wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, they also have FEELINGS?

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        Nimal

        Thank you very much for the list. The people KNOW who did the victims in. Look at the picture again .

        The Yahapalana Yakas, the Ra-Siri Combine, if they are not morons, should be doing the kind of work you have done. If they had an iota of intelligence, they would have employed the best of the Intelligence Sector to compile the facts with supporting evidence and flood the country with it.

        What for the telling, eh? After all they are Yaha Pala Yakas aping the Mara Pala Yakas to get rich quick – the latest news on that is the appointment of Sil Redhi Anusha by another bandit Gamini Seneviratne – imagine the PSC being left in charge of Seneviratne – a fox in charge of the chicken! I expect the White Vans to return with gusto very soon.

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      Both Ranil and MY3 should be ready to go home in next election. Both are protecting thieves and couldn’t take a single action against corruption in 17 months.

      Mahinda supported corruption openly, and these two clowns pretend they don’t know a thing about corruption.

    • 2
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      ‘…. the population will get him back.’

      I hate what this KAS bastard usually writes. But I have to agree with him this time. It is imperative the Yahapalana Yakas poke the rod into A-G’s posterior, get him to put all his effort and energy into finalizing just one corruption, embezzlement, criminal misappropriation case against MR/GR/BR, prove it in the courts, and send them away to Welikada for a very long time. The alternative is to put a bullet between the eyes.

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      Man be real…

      100000000000000000% GOOD GOVERNANCE YOU CANt expect from a nation who is no second any other developing folks. But the forged statistics brought by MR adminstration made it a mid income earning country though.

      In recent floods those who were in dreams, should have made it clear – how poor our people s situation have been over 60% of the nation are under poverty. But knowing all these, MR et at to have grabed tax payers funds for their SUKA WIHARANAYA:: LUXARY life is beyond all ethics and morals.
      I hail young leaders in Unp; They do their best regardless of their pockets… today, making use of the chance having being able to work on people – THE SITUATION could become different fo rthe future. Donor nations have pumped funds, this time, I hope not any kind of embezzelment as had been in the case under the adminsitration of Maharaja and 40 thieves. For sure, they will show you guys, how much have been gotten and how much have been spent on the rebuilding of the victims. I have no doubt…. even if some are from previous adminstration, will abuse the funds this time. We hve to bee realistic- in a country where almost 50% of the poeple are pro corruption than anti – what cant go wrong.

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      Dont add BS… Rajaakshe cant come back.

      Enough is enough, he ate the funds of the poor man.

      Get the facts right… what had his adminstration been doing with the 40% of tsunami funds collected…. this make up 5000 Million dollars…

      May be they spent for their gold businesses those funds… today all these reverberate..
      Rajaakshe abusiveness is no comparable to any other leaders in entire developing countries.

  • 5
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    Welwidane Sarath Fonseka stopped being a hero the day he decided to play politics while wearing the uniform. What this writer doesnt realise is that heroes can become traitors over night. And in a democracy, one of the worst things that a military leader can do against their country is to conspire against a government elected by the people. Fonseka did this. He betrayed the sacred uniform by planning his political career with Ranil and Kirielle and co while he was still the army comander. He should have been put in jail for much longer.

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      If you are not the Baby Namal Rajapaksa everybody is talking about, you certainly sound like him. What is it with you people who seem able to edit out the massive corruption, nepotism etc. of the Rajapaksa clan. Not so long ago, CT listed the mansions the Rajapaksa owned in Oklahoma, USA. If they did not steal the money from the coffers of poor Sri Lanka, where did they get the money from? Mahinda and his brother Gotabhaya Rajakasa successfully demonised Sarath Fonseka and put themselves on pedestals which seem impossible to shake off despite creditable articles like this one by Vishwamithra. Come the judgement day and the Rajapaksas are drowning in the mire, they might ask “Why us God, why us”. The answer to that is in the blood of hundreds of Sri Lankans who needlessly died, disappeared, white-vanned or just murdered simply because they stood in their way.

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      Nothing wrong with the former Army Commander seeking to contest the election. In Pakistan, Middle Eastern countries, African and South American countries as well as in Indonesia this is a common phenomenon. Dwight D Eisenhover was one famous military commander of WW II that contested for US Presidency and won, not just once but twice. He was very popular.

      Talking to a would be political support group would not make him a traitor of any sort. I think MR and his family supported by his then cabinet was nit picking on rules for their benefit, whereas they pretended to be blind as bats, and even positively encouraging Yoshitha to break all relevant rules of Navy Code by taking him to politicial meetings in full uniform. So why was he not prosecuted? Why was GR a civil servant sitting in political meetings, when his civil servant role was a totally neutral role. Had Fonseka sat in MR’s political rallies in his General’s Uniform and Baton, he would have been hailed as the ulimate hero by the very people that are trying to call him names.

      Fonseka had not betrayed any military uniform, and I would say he honored the uniform and maintained the dignity of a war fought by the book during his tenure. He is well known as a stickler to the rules, and that is why he made so many enemies from within officer corp, as he dealt with corrupt officers appropriately. It is known that GR used those enemies to exact revenge on the then General. Hyenas set to hunt the lion!

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        Dear thrishu, Sylvia and bo,

        Thank you for responding to my comment. I urge you to read it carefully. I did not claim to be a hero, nor do I. Nor do I need to be a hero to recognise a traitor. Welwidane Fonseka is a traitor for the following reason. He conspired against the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka while wearing the uniform of the Sri Lanka Army, not only that: he was the army commander.

        This might be beyond your level of suffistication. But in a democratic society, we elect our political leaders. It is by the public and popular mandate that they have the right to rule. The military, gain their legitimacy only because they act on the orders of those elected leaders. When welwidane was conspiring with Ranil and Co while still wearing the uniform, he was not only acting illegally, but betraying the military, the country and in fact committing treason.

        Why is this act so immoral and reprehensible ? Why is it irresponsible?

        Well, I ask you this. I give you a hypothetical scenario. A democratic president and government of Sri Lanka is facing a military threat. The country is under attack. The country needs the help of its military to overcome this enemy. I ask you, after the Welwidane Fonseka, which elected representative will trust the military, give it the free hand to conduct their operations?

        Welwidane is a traitor. Not because I am a hero. Not because Rajapakse is a hero. Not because Rajapakses are so great. Not because gotabaya is a crook. Welwidane Sarath Fonseka is a traitor because he played politics while in uniform (unlike Eisenhower and Churchill who retired first). He is a traitor because he betrayed his country, he betrayed the military.

        Then again it might be too complicated for you lot to understand or to seperate your hatred towards the Rajapakses from what was an illegal and treacherous act on the part of the serving army commander of the time.

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          Baba ,

          Your chosen pseudonym is very appropriate for you Baba, in fact may i suggest you to add another adjective in-front of your pseudonym , that is “Thoththa ” . please get your facts right before you utter such nonsense , tell us when and where did FM do politics while in uniform ?
          FM SF was falsely convicted on trump up charges , big time criminal Johnston aka Johnny testified against FM SF to escape from a life time prison term. while Johnny was in opposition he had conspired and abated to kill MR , the transaction amount was Rs 100 lakhs between Johnny and LTTE. Another big time con artist , Udaya Gembanpila was the other traitor who came forward with fabricated lies to prove that FM SF did politics while in uniform.

          FM SF may have his shortcomings like every one else , but he never committed any reason against his own country , quite contrary to MR’s fake patriotic actions , hadn’t MR have a secret pact with Prabakaran ?
          hadn’t he given money to purchase naval (Gun Boats) ships through Emil Kanthan and Tiran Alles to LTTE ? how many ammunitions Praba must have smuggled through those very gun boats ? How many of our own Naval personnel must have killed or maimed due to those very boats ? what do you call those actions ? Aftermath of Tsunami tragedy , Didn’t MR collect all the donations to a single account called “Helping Hambanthota ” ? when hundreds of thousands of innocent people were confined to temporary shelters (tents) and going through living hell for months and months , what did MR do ? didn’t he keep that vulnerable people’s money intact in a safe account at SCB at Rajagiriya to utilise for his November presidential Election ? what do you call that ? isn’t that treason ? during the 88-89 terror period , didn’t MR go to Geneva and begged the international community to stop Aid being given to Sri Lanka ? what do you call that ? isn’t that treason against the country ? Killing and white vanning his opponents , ordering to shoot live ammunitions at protesters , stealing our tax payers money and hiding in off shore bank accounts , changing the constitution to suit him , raping the country etc , what do you call them ?

          It’s pity that 58 lakhs of grass eating mutts like you still exist in this country , there is no cure for you guys , we have to accept the fact that you two legged buffaloes are part of the community .

          PS. Fake hero Gota the goon , Yoshitha and countless number of uniform imbeciles ( former Army Commander Daya Rathnayake ) were doing politics without any shame under the direct orders of Mafia king , weren’t they committing treason you Thoththa Baba ?

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            Dear Srilal,

            please add some thoughts about the trip of Maharaja to Uganda.

            I failed to read anything except about man s bill ( 4.5 lacks of tax payers funds).

            Why lanken journalists keep away from bringing news about how MR faced it in that country etc… ? Why the journos stay so deaf… it is because they are scared of Rajakashe underground fractions ?

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              Dear Sirimal ,

              Actually i’d already added a comment on the issue under that particular heading at that time . anyway ,i shall repeat what i stated earlier ,Sirimal i’ve got a slightly different opinion on the 4.5 lakhs worth air fare , as far as i’m concern , Mangala had done the trick by offering a ticket to MR , in return MR had swallowed it without thinking twice . Just think what MR has achieved after attending Uganda’s despot’s swearing-in ? it was full of MR type dictators aka Omar Al Bashir (wanted by ICC ) , Robert Mugabe !Mind you , MR is not a head of state any more , then why would any one attend such a ceremony in an official capacity ? Hadn’t he displayed his true character by mingling with notorious despots of the world ? Even though MR is a shrewd politician , he has no common sense in general matters , in fact he is a thick person.
              I want Mangala to offer him another air fare for Swaziland’s king’s virgin party , by doing so MR will have his rightful place in the international arena .

              Take care Sirimal.

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              As for journalists , most of the so called Lap Top Journalists were under the direct control of Mafia king then , still Mafia King has a sizeable chunk of them under his direct control.

              • 0
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                According to reliable sources the reason Patton did not reply to opposition leader Ranil request was apparently the wholesale value of each was around £35 per piece.- nothing much to wag about!

                100 days is big sin that is being withheld by simple simons!

                what a shameful situation yet carrying out – no orchids for miss violet!

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                  Walter Adams ,

                  What are you on about ? are you the Javi Character by any chance ? seems like you are , mate get a life !

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                    honour but short lived tyranny?

                    what do you pretend TO BE??

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      Baba you should better choose it as ” Gonthadiya” that could fit to you 100% better. Today welwidane or whateever you may call him is the man of the match – he is being honoured by all… except you guys that lick the bones of Rajaakshe dogs. I still believe, law and order ministry should have been under SF. Then we could see it becoming tangible changes within shorter period of time. We need hard guys to bring with rigorous laws to tame the all crime friendly people represeantives and people.

  • 10
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    Vishwamitra I have no idea who you are, but in writing this essay you have taken words out of my mind. Congratulations.

    May I add, I had so much hopes and dreams for our country and its leaders, when a country united in one purpose defeated terrorism and annihilated the fountain of evil. Little did I realize that it would be replaced by an equally evil force of extremism: greed for riches, power and fake-fame, heads bloated by power, ambition and seeking immortality for an uneducated and uncultured family, indulging in crooked and criminal activities, leading into corrupting the whole country and its every national institute including schools where our younger generation are being nurtured, temples, monks, and the caretakers of the very pinnacles of faith Sri Dalada Maligawa and Katharagama Shrine for Skanda Kumara, and other devalas for the deities that people venerate……all these places were corrupted and seduced by this evil group.

    They deliberately chose to turn their back on the God given opportunity to develop our country, to put it in the right course of developing the civil society, to dispense justice and harmony fairly between the ethnic groups. They may have had some disagreements from minorities and opposing parties, but instead of civil dialogue and seeking Consensus, they thought that the way to resolve them was through criminal activity and regrouping under the flag of a gangster. May be it is the nature of our nation, I weep, the silent and powerless majority on one side, and the boisterous, powerful criminal gangster families and their equally brutal minders on the other side, where there is no place for peaceful dialogue.

    They have not given up and still yearn to climb back to the throne by placing their cronies to ruin and corrupt the present regime, to destroy it. I hope that MS recognizes this, and so forget the party and keep the country close to his heart and head, to clean this country from what its suffering …… Acute Corruption and Lawlessness.

    We need a civilized and disciplined society, and above all a civilized, cultured and disciplined set of political leaders, and not the riff-raff that is loading up the national budget paying for their inordinate and disproportionate luxuries.

    If we go on like this Sri Lanka would become the next Sodom Gomorrah, and not the Dharma Dweepa that Buddhists so lovingly wish it to be remembered by.

  • 10
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    In the Early 1970s, there were Many Tamil Officers in the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and Police.

    So it was not a Sinhala/Buddhist Army Victory, as the Rajapakses try to make out

  • 11
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    This is the result of The Education System in the Government run Schools in SL, where the students are not taught to question their Teachers, but to answer Exam Papers, with answers learnt off ‘By Heart’!

    Those in Authority are assumed to be Right Always!

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      Hamlet, agree with you totally. I am a victim of the SL education system you have mentioned & it was when I had the opportunity to come to UK that I realized how inadequate the education system in SL is. When I look at my daughter’s education in UK all the way from primary school to university, it is no wonder the West continues to go forward while SL continues to go backwards because a majority of SL graduates pass out (apart, perhaps, from Doctors) with a half baked degree, often with no employment prospects other than in the SL govt. Maybe it is these frustrations that are the cause for senior University students to bully freshers in the name of ragging which is non existent in UK Universities. The entire education system in SL needs to be brought into the 21st century with the objective of developing the future generations with a curriculum that broadens knowledge & skills necessary to meet the country’s needs & this starts with teaching of the fundamentals of a subject properly rather than coaching to pass the exam. We need people with integrity not yobs & this where the education system plays it part.

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        Raj,
        The education per say is not different from any other country. What I say is opportunities for students at various levels of intellectual capacity is limited in SL. The students who enter the Universities in SL are not second to their colleagues of other countries if not they are brighter. Many students like your daughter who do well in UK universities might not be even able to get admission to SL universities. I know many instance where Sri Lankan O/L students getting admitted to Yale and Harvard based on their SAT scores and O/L results. What we need is a better education system that will accommodate different levels of students and getting more hands on experience.

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          Eusence
          You are missing my point. My daughter is an average student but she received a much better secondary & University education to develop her skills which I, & most SL students to my knowledge, did not & still do not receive in SL. A few privileged students with basic qualifications do get admission to prestigious universities abroad as they are able to afford the high fees but that is their good fortune. In comparison, students who get admission to SL Universities are undoubtedly highly intelligent but we only have to look at the vandalism in state universities & politically inspired destructive & even sadistic acts of undergraduates to realize that something is wrong because they don’t happen in Universities of developed countries. I know of several SL doctors, who enjoyed a free education in SL but decided to lead a comfortable lifestyle in UK, that have a chip on their shoulders. Despite living in a host country as a minority, I am appalled by their very radical views. So is it individuals or the University education system in SL that is to blame? Some of the radical SL graduates eventually end up as top officials in the SL Govt. & the inefficiency, incompetence, indifference & even corruption of the Govt. institutions headed by SLAS graduates is a testimony to the University education system in SL.

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      Hamlet
      spot on , 100% correct.
      The children from primary school were like parrots or just Bookworms . Never analysed or questioned the teachers if they did I suppose they were beaten up. When they reach the Uni they were ragged and frightened to death to progress any further other than being Bookworms.
      Generations of yes sir ,no sir , three bags full sir. It’s called no freedom of speech I guess.

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    Unfortunately for the electorate it seems like most of our so-called representatives are out and out hypocrites, not to mention con-men and thieves!

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    Sarath Fonseka despite what all you claim him to be got only 22000 votes island wide. Reason being he has no mass support. In contrast the corrupt hypocritical MT got close to 500000 votes. SF is in parliament not because people elected him. So don’t compare SF’s parliament comeback with MR’s. MR is building genuine ground support and guys like you who can’t see beyond your nose don’t seem to understand the general pulse of the people.

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      Some FOOLS keep blind eyes or do not understand how much damages had done to their country, their society, their race, their children by the former King, his brothers, his sons and their thugs!

      Still worshipping them!

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    Vishwamithra1984

    RE: Boundless Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksas Is Overflowing The Borders Of Rationality

    “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”~ André Gide.

    “By pretending to be more patriotic than others, the Rajapaksas and their defeated clan showed this kind of monumental idiocy and hypocrisy last week, on May 18th to be exact, by visiting some detained soldiers in prison and declaring that the Government is ignoring the soldiers who fought the war. Under the pretext of paying tribute to the gallant solders who won the Elam war, these living examples hypocrisy and double-standards, forgot that it was they who imprisoned the greatest of all war heroes, the then General and now Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in the aftermath of the 2010 Presidential Elections. How on earth these guys can sleep in the night is a wonder beyond anyone’s speculation.”

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      The mentally bankrupt cut & paste artist at his best!

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        Funlover

        “The mentally bankrupt cut & paste artist at his best!”

        An idot who are misled by MaRa MaRa Chatu Mara..and the corrupt cronie..

        It really hurts the Rajapaksas and their defeated clan and cronies of…

        MaRa MaRa Chat MaRa
        MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
        MaRa MaRa PacHa MaRa
        MaRa MaRa DhusdhaNa MaRa

        To be reminded that …these MaRa living examples hypocrisy and double-standards, forgot that it was they who imprisoned the greatest of all war heroes, the then General and now Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in the aftermath of the 2010 Presidential Elections.

        Sri Lanka Arrests General Sarath Fonseka – Al Jazeera 08.02.2010

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdMsiIY0yJw

        Uploaded on Feb 8, 2010
        Sri Lanka Democracy Under Attack!
        They humiliated, disgraced our war hero infront of three democratic people’s leaders! The terrorist (Karuna) who killed 600 surrendered SL police officers is sitting on a ministerial chair! The General who freed Sri Lanka from terror was dragged from legs, fallen on the floor! This is how a democratically elected president with 60% votes treated the national war hero with 40% of votes in Sri Lanka Presidential election 2010.

        I am not talking about the “Maha Rajano”, but the system he is in-charge of. When all legal entitlements are deprived to citizens their formal rights are insignificant. Anything can be done to them. No consequences will follow.Today every Sri Lankan is a legal non-entity in this sense. Abysmal lawlessness and individual rights cannot coexist.The society is reduced to a zero through devaluing and destruction of public institutions and rights on which the system is premised too have no meaning.

        Release General Sarath Fonseka!
        Protect Democracy In Sri Lanka!
        Stop Political Harassments!

        Dailly Mirror: “An overwhelming majority of people who voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa at the January 26 polls did not want General Sarath Fonseka to be arrested. The thinking was Ok he has been acting stupid during the last two months but here is the man who led the Sri Lanka Army in the security forces epic victory over the LTTE. Since the General was not seen as presidential material they decided to side with the incumbent President.

        The same way if Sarath Fonseka was elected the majority of the Swan supporters would not have tolerated any move to send President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Bogambara. After all here is the president under whose regime we won the war. Forget about nepotism and other charges he should be treated with some respect they would have thought. Ours is a civilized nation.

        Read more: Hero To Zero

        http://www.dailymirror.lk/print/index

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    . The past regime thought that they threw an un-returnable blow to Sarath Fonseka. It did not happen. Fonseka came back. So can the Rajapaksas.

    These sentences are the ones that are alarming. Yes likewise, Ranil must also be wise to understand that the rubber ball called Sajith that he suppresses under the water may come similarly

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    Vishmamithra.
    There are three salient features of a hypocrite

    1. When trusted, will be betrayed.
    2. When opens the mouth, will lie

    First one, started with Tsunami embezzlement and continues till date.
    Second one can be seen in all of his public speeches and press conferences.

    Honestly, I cannot recall the third at this moment. But if you look deep into MARA, you can definitely find it.
    It is a tragedy that most of the people cannot understand this basic thing in him, not even the learned idiots who go behind this hypocrite.

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    Lack of education in its truest sense has rendered two contempories in time and space, the classic examples of men who lost the opportunity to leave enduring and unsullied footprints in this country’s history. The first Prabhakaran- who is now dead and the second-Mahinda Rajapakse, who is revealing himself in his utterly ugly nakedness and lunacy to us now. The first a tragedy and the second a tragi-comedy.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr. Rajasingham Narendran,

      I don’t think you have had the necessary education to extend your knowledge beyond your narrow circle of corrupted thinking. You only think Pirabharan and Mahinda Rajapakse are two individuals should be blamed for a problem that was lasted for nearly eight decades. Pirabharan may be not an educated but he believed that it is impossible to find a political solution through negotiation with Buddhist Sinhala leaders. So far, it has not proven that it is possible to find a solution that is acceptable for Tamils and Sinhalese. We had well educated leaders like SWRD, JRJ, Chandrika, Ranil, Mahinda, Dr, NM Perera, Dr. Colvin Rde Silva, DR GL Peries, Dr Dayan Jeyatilake etc. over the seven decades. All of these leaders were acted opportunistically played political games and blocked reaching a solution to the problem.

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        Absolutely Ajith!

        When uneducated do idiotic things unknowingly, that is not as bad as when educated idiots resort to foolish ways, for avarice or other selfish motives. To that list of PhDs belong, not just DJ, RW, GL, Mahindapala, and so on, but also this dear old Rajasingham who is now, rather belatedly throwing everything at MR’s clan just so as to distance himself from his own miserable idiotic past! If not what would induce this PhD (the educated one) to solicit Diaspora funds to support the “utterly ugly nakedness and lunacy” driven MR regime?

        What would you call a PhD who gets duped by the uneducated idiots? Mother of all idiots?!

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        ajith
        You and many Tamils in this forum talk about “Tamil problem”, “solutions for the Tamils” etc. etc. But so far none of you have come forward with the real problems of Tamils compared to an ordinary Sinhalese of Sri Lanka. The only answer I get is “You are pretending not to know”. Recently Narendran wrote “you are hiding your head in the sand”. Then one Celo gave a list of demands. All this while I am trying to figure out what real problems Tamils of SL have? Why are Tamils so reluctant to spell out their problems(not demands)? Shouldn’t you publicize your problems so that the Sinhalese understand those and possibly support them? Making demands without stating and rationalizing the underlying problems is hard to fulfill. This may be the main reason leading to Tamil frustration. I blame Tamil leaders for this.

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          Eusense,
          I would say you also don’t have the mental capicity to understand about “Tamil Problem”. Do you know why SWRD & Dudley made an agreement with Chelvanayagam if there is no “Tamil Problem”? Do you know in 1958 Tamils were dragged into streets and murdered? Why the killers were allowed to murder and loot shops belongs to Tamils? Did the victims receive compensation? There is no limit for this…

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          Eusense,

          The UNP under JRJ defined the ‘Tamil Problem’ in the following terms in its 1977 manifesto:

          Under a special section under the heading, “Problems of Tamil-Speaking People”. It read, “The United National Party accepts the position that there are numerous problems confronting the Tamil-speaking people. The lack of solution to their problems had made the Tamil-speaking people to support even a movement for the creation of a separate state. In the interest of the national integration and unity, so necessary for the economic development of the whole country, the party feels such problems should be solved without loss of time. The party when its comes to power will take all possible steps to remedy their grievances in such fields as;

          Education,
          Colonization,
          Use of Tamil language,
          Employment in the public and semi-public corporations.

          We will summon an all-party conference as stated earlier and implement its decision.”

          I will add ‘Insecurity’ as another problem.

          It organized the 1977 and the 1983 riots on being elected and further aggravated the problems. It sabotaged the 13th amendment with the connivance of the LTTE. The IPKF intervention also became an aspect of the tragedy that befell the Tamils. The Tamil militancy and the government response, became calamitous for the Tamils. The final war between the SL armed forces and the LTTE destroyed the LTTE and in the process became an unimagined tragedy for the Tamils from which they will take decades to recover. The Tamils today are a people who have lost their cultural and ethical/moral moorings as a result of almost three decades of wars , physical displacements and their consequences. They are floundering in a degraded social environment and will also do so for decades.

          That war itself was extremely brutal and ugly, and in many instances breached international conventions governing wars, in a deliberate, callous and cynical manner. Once again, innocent Tamils were the victims. Post- war recovery in terms of individuals, society, economy and employment is abysmal. The Northern Provincial Council has also failed the people in the north.

          The Tamils are a people who have to be tendered and nurtured with an understanding of their problems and tragic plight. They should not be the football in political poltical games.

          These are the problems of the Tamils. If you are yet not convinced, you will never be. Continue to bury your head in the sand!

          Dr.RN

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            Eusence,

            Your response to my response will be much appreciated. I may even learn there were/are no Issues to be collectively called ‘The Tamil Problem’.

            Dr.RN

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            rn
            According to the UNP manifesto you presented, even they are not specifying a single grass root level problem. What are the Problems in Education, colonization etc.? That is what I want to know. For example, what are these problems? and how many of these problems on education do the Tamils have? Did the gov. close down Tamil schools in Jaffna? Did the gov. reduced the amount of teachers for Tamil areas? These are the things the Sinhalese want to know. Not blanket statements like “we have problems with education system” nor demands like “Tamils should be the national language”, “Tamils needs self rule” etc. etc.

            If such problems are real and reasonable I think most Sinhalese will agree to correct them or to grant what the Tamils are asking for. However, if the reason boils down to simply the 10% Tamil population does not want to be under the majority rule, nothing is going to happen. My personal view is Tamils need to live as a minority as in any other country but should negotiate with the gov., if thought they are discriminated.

            The 1977 and 1983 riots had some reason to happen. They were all instigated by certain Tamil groups with extreme ideas. I don’t think Sinhalese suddenly thought of attacking Tamils. That is why I always warn Tamil leaders to avoid activities that generate repercussions on Tamils. VP very well knew in 1983 (with the experience of 1977) of the harm he was going to inflict on all Tamils by killing Army personnel. There is a reason I always promote negotiations than terrorism. Imagine if in the US a Black group attack and kill army personnel like what the Tamils did.

            Please don’t complain about how SL fought the LTTE terrorists war. No country can defeat terrorists by fighting clean wars. Civilian deaths are a norm in any war and that is why wars are ugly. If you are concerned you should have warned the LTTE of possible consequences. But you didn’t. Did you think the LTTE will win and you have an Elam? Enjoy the freedom we have now to travel and enjoy our selves anywhere in Sri Lanka.
            If you are responding to me please give me lists of specific reasons why you call them “problems” in areas of Education, colonization, language use and employment. If not don’t bother to reply.

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              Eusense (Neusense),
              “The 1977 and 1983 riots had some reason to happen.”

              What you are saying is Sinhalese has the right to kill without any investigation any Tamil if some Tamil leader provocate Sinhalese.But provacation against Tamils by Sinhalese will be celebrated in this Buddhist Blood thirsty Fundamentalists like you.

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        Well said Ajith.
        Some people think a world of themselves.

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    Helping Hambantota 2 should finish the filth?

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    Well written. The last paragraph QUOTE “In the context of dealing with the current campaigns run by the so-called ‘Joint Opposition’, one must remember that in his celebrated works, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli wrote thus: “if an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared”. The past regime thought that they threw an un-returnable blow to Sarath Fonseka. It did not happen. Fonseka came back. So can the Rajapaksas”………………… is very scary and every Sri Lankan, should be aware of this. God forbid if the “Rajapakses” ever come back to power.

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    “How on earth these guys can sleep in the night is a wonder beyond anyone’s speculation”.

    Oh, not to worry Vishwamithra, only those with a conscience will be troubled at night when trying to sleep.

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    They are not sleeping but dyeing every day paying for their sins. Let alone SF [still living] what they did to Lasantha Ekneligoda and Thajudeen will follow them their kith and kin for ages. Pay back has just begun.

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    Very well analysed.
    The chances of MaRa Bros & Co coming back to power through elections or unrest are high because many in the Sangha who supports MaRa are not interested in going forward as a multi racial multi religious country and many among the majority will go along with the Sangha. Even SWRD who uplifted the majority couldn’t correct the blunder he made by making the minorities 2nd class.
    MaRa & Co are playing games like SWRD and JR did it in the past.

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    Gota`s Expansion And Beautification Without Proper Planning Has Screwed-up Colombo and Its Suburbs

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    one of the best articles that I have read in the CT of late. Hope to read more from you.

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    It was PM Ranil W. who said that “He won the war” about no one less than MR himself. Whatever anyone may say, the facts stand in our face that the Commander In Chief was Mr. Rajapakse at the time of winning the war, and he put his life at risk as much as our armed forces to win a war that he neither created nor was responsible for starting thirty years ago.

    “Fonseka came back. So can the Rajapaksas.”

    Is this the point of your 400 odd words? Why bother writing at all, then?

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