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Breaking News: Leader Of The Opposition And TNA Members Visit Flood Affected Areas

For the first time since heavy rains caused floods, Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan has visited the flood affected areas today (3rd June 2017) in Ratnapura with this colleagues M.A. Sumanthiran and Mavai Senathirajah.

The floods resulted from a heavy southwest monsoon, beginning around 18-19 May 2017. Flooding was worsened by the arrival of the precursor system to Cyclone Mora, causing flooding and landslides throughout Sri Lanka during the final week of May 2017. The floods affected 15 districts, killed at least 208 people and left a further 92 people missing. As of 02 June, 677,241 people are affected, while 9,432 houses are partially damaged and another 1,735 houses fully damaged.

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    The way to go!. Floods,cyclones,.Tsunamis etc etc is not based on Race, Religion ,Caste etc etc!

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      Not only that Sampanthan is the leader of the opposition and TNA is the opposition party.>>>>>>As leader of the opposition he represents people of all language, religion and all over Sri Lanka. Not just the Tamils

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        Rajash ——————– Does Trinco Sam represent Jim softy, KASmaalam, somass, Gnanasara and his fellow safron clad thugs, ………………………………………………..the Sinhala/Buddhists fascists?

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          Native>>>>> you need to ask>>> Jim softy, KASmaalam, somass, Gnanasara>>>I also added Edwin Rodrigo>>>>

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            They represent Puli-Padde taking the opportunity. Where were they during the Tsunami?? minting money importing choppers- a gang of racist to the core who should not hibernate in the west of island.

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      RE:Leader Of The Opposition And TNA Members Visit Flood Affected Areas————————————————————————————————————————
      Great gesture . Looks like the Leader Of The Opposition And TNA Members represent the people, and not the Govt. of Sirisena, Ranil and the JO -MaRa, all CROOKS and LIARS, who are out of the country on various missions, some state, many on private visits.—————————-Unfortunately most of the people who were killed and affected voted BY THE FLOODS voted for the CROOKS and LIARS, Sirisena, Ranil and the JO -MaRa. — The Paras have such a low IQ that they still do not get it, that they are being screwed by Sirisena, Ranil and the JO -MaRa, all CROOKS and LIARS.

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        Amarasiri

        The above mentioned Paraas of the present and the past governments are just Para swindlers of the People’s money and scratching each other’s backs still ! Nothing new have happened since 2015 January 8th.
        Now Moda Siri wants to scratch Modamulla of Hambantota’s back to talk shop of SLFP!!
        What talk with a discarded political leader ??
        This President included all the past crooks and the friends of the past crooks in our government without our permission.
        They were not even elected.
        These added on crooks in the cabinet have done more damage to the judicial , environment , finance , the country on the whole and no crooks have been charged . President is still wanting to talk to the OLD CROOKS especially with the past mega crook leader of SL.
        What’s wrong with this President?? And the PM??
        Playing silly buggers since Jan .2015

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          Analyst :———– :”President is still wanting to talk to the OLD CROOKS especially with the past mega crook leader of SL. What’s wrong with this President?? “——————————– what is wrong with this President??———————————– That is why the so-called President, the swindler’s President, has earned the titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Gona (colloquial Sinhala, whore), Mala- Peretahya ( colloquial Sinhala, living off the dead killed by MaRa and cronies) and Sevalaya (colloquial Sinhala, Sleaze) by all those who voted for for him as President as the common Presidential candidate, on January 8, 2015.—- Now, what are options for the Paras??

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            The sinhala , demala marakel racist are the vicious crooks pampered by crooked posters and voters. okkama horu! okkama opportunist!

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      Plato ———-“Floods,cyclones,.Tsunamis etc etc is not based on Race, Religion ,Caste etc etc!” —————————However post Floods, Cyclones,.Tsunamis etc etc are essentially based on Race, Religion ,Caste etc etc! ——————————- Don’t forget Flood, Cyclone,.Tsunami horas and how they loot what is essentially hand outs for desperate people in need.

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      Wow!!! This is the first time I saw something like this. <<<< “Some Lessons seem to have Learnt towards Reconciliation.” <<<< Way to go Mr. Sambandhan and others. Excellent. Thank you. You should have brought some Tamil people too, from the North.—– As I said before elsewhere, I would like to see Reconciliation by way of true human bonding between ethnicities than lifeless meaningless words about Reconciliation in various Reports. <<<<< How about our own Sinhalese politicians? <<<<<< I saw only Wimal Weerawansa, Palitha Thewarapperuma (A big thank you for both of you. Your good heart, love and compassion towards the needy will always be remembered.) and one or two SLFP Ministers helping flood victims while Ranil and Mahinda globe trotting. Over 300 people are dead (200 + 98 missing) while over 75,000 people are still in rescue camps. Lot of people are injured. Many people are still trapped in landslide areas. They need help. —– My heart is weeping for the massive loss of lives and helpless people. Over 50 children are among the dead. I don't know how their families are coping up. Our thoughts are always with them. —— Shame on both of you, heartless Ranil and Mahinda.

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        The next should be Muslim Politicians. We raise our voice and fist only when you pose a threat to us. Otherwise Sinhalese are proud but good hearted people.<<<< C’mon guys, grab this golden opportunity to mend differences.—— We have no regard for the Diplomatic Intervention. But we will have high regard if you get involved meaningfully with Sinhalese. —— We don’t care whether you bring something to flood victims or not, what matters to us is your noble thought to share the loss, distress and pain. (I wanted to say this before, but my pride prevented me from saying it.)

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        While encouraging Reconciliation, I take this opportunity to stress few points.—– We are vehemently against and do not tolerate any attempt to form a Federal State by way of a new Constitution — War Crimes Tribunal — Implementation of Office of Missing Persons targeting our Tri Forces, although the Act was passed — The Act to legalize ICPPED (The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance) targeting our Tri Forces — ETCA — Hanuman Bridge — and the involvement or undue intervention of any foreign country, NGO, INGO or Rights Group in forming our National Policies. This is our country. We decide what is best for us.— A handful of Politicians and the PM influenced and manipulated by LTTE Diaspora, the West, India and NGOO have no right to decide the destiny of our country. This Government is already unpopular and people despise them. They should listen to people. Nothing will materialize without the consent of the majority Sinhalese citizenry.

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      It is sad to see that the Government and Disaster Management Ministry fail to use our tax payers money to offer flood relief to the people and private citizens and companies had to do so!!!

      Why has the Disaster Management Ministry failed to follow The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction!!?

      If we did so we could have been better prepared for these disasters…

      Atleast now will the government make sure The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is implemented or are we going to wait till the next disaster hits and continue this disastrous and disorganized reactive response instead of a methodical and proactive response.!!?

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    This is a great gesture.

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      How come you the kind of Rajapakshe [Edited out] to see it right ?

      Enlighten us please as to why [Edited out] et al are on a visit to Japan these days ? And how they finance their trips ? Had he had a heart, they could do lot more the flood victims.
      We ve been waiting Rajapakshes be imprisoned for all the high crimes they perpetrated.

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        Bunjappu, right now I am watching a fascinating movie called ‘gifted’ about a 7 year old girl proving the Navier-Stokes theorem in hydraulics. Come later OK.

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          Edwin, I knew nothing about Navier-Stokes Theorem so looked it up. There is Navier-Stokes equations but no theorem as such. (There is Stokes theorem though). From near zero, now I know a little little little bit about Navier-Stokes equation. Your knowledge is less less less than mine. So you were watching a seven year old girl. You say “Come later OK”. Did have that “come”?

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            Kapillai, Why not watch the movie? Perhaps, it has fictionally elevated the equation to a theorem. Of course, the personalities are all fictional. It has scored 7.8 stars out of 10 in the movie database. Worth watching even if you have no interest in maths. You can take the lead. I have no competition with anyone in knowledge.

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    Good on them. Finally. I wasn’t happy at all the way Jaffna behaved.

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      Nuwan >>>Jaffna behaved?

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    So far we were complaining that TNA did not care about anybody other than Tamils. Now we have to come up with an alternative motive for TNA’s actions, so others will hate TNA

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      Jimmy, you are right.

      What to do now ?

      Vishva.

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        Vishva: Ask people to support Tamil Homeland.

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      Jim
      You must see a psychiatrist and something is radically wrong with you. You are a frustrated person and that is why you think ill of all. You might have had a bad childhood that I my guess. People like you never prosper, who always find fault on other for their own mistakes. It is accepting ones mistakes that give a golden opportunity to improve and is the first step towards self progress. The habit of denying and blaming others for their own blunders leads one to stagnate for ever in the pit hole they are in.

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        Can you reccomend a good Budhist psychiatrist.

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          jim shitty, firstly change your Christian name Jim to a suitable gamaya hick name…………..BANDA WARNAKULASURIYA WICRAMABAHU ARACHIGE SUBASINGHE KABARAKOYA. Then I can find you a real Buddhist hick to treat you. Trying to treat you is like performing exorcism.

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            Jim is a christian name? St Jim of Jaffna

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              Jim Shitty the numb nut of Hambantota, here you go;

              The name James: The first was Saint James the Greater, the apostle John’s brother, who was beheaded under Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts. The second was James the Lesser, son of Alphaeus. Another James (known as James the Just) is also mentioned in the Bible as being the brother of Jesus.

              I hope this is not too difficult for your dull mind to understand. Sad fellow, you have no hope. You are difficult project and a lost cause.

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        Shrikharan, when a dog (jim shitty) barks at the moon every night, the moon does not disappear. It stays where it was the next and the next and the next………night. Also have you ever seen an alsation barking at the moon? It is always a stray mutt which does that. Therefore, jimshitty is a stray mutt which keeps barking in the dark. Some nights it will howl and some nights it will bark. Who gives a sh*t about this mixed bred buffoon. A shrink will not waste his time on this fool.

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          Dogs in the south doesn’t bark at the moon, they are disciplined. If it is barking at the dog, it must be a Tamil dog

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    Opposition party who earnestly votes for government budgets without a question is visiting the flood area. Visiting the flood is a humanitarian, right thing to do, but how about voting for government budgets which never took care of these environmental matters? Did Sampanthar confess to the victims that because of his surrender to Yahapalanaya by his wrong promise to Tamils with his secret solution from the government, he too is a co-conspirator of these “human neglect induced disasters”? If not how is this is a right thing to stand for photo ops with government guys?
    We all, the other human beings, do only two things, right and wrong. But Opposition party leader Sampanthar does three. 1) The right, we all strive to do in the first place, given the circumstances are normal. 2) The wrong, we all end up at it as we are human beings, limited with capacity and resources. 3) This one normally no other uncorrupted human being does; specially immoral, unethical and un-dutiful to try while holding an opposition party status: that is pleasing the Yahapalanaya. Hopefully Sampanthar didn’t do this as his third type of action, but did it as the first type; which comes out as the perception of TNA is a standalone party, not a Yahapalanaya’s Jaffna, Batticaloa branch.

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    One Srilankan looking out for the other Srilankan.

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      Don’t be foolish and be taken for suckers by time serving politicians and media. its called Samsara, Samsara, Samsara!!

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    soon after total destruction of yadav clan ,Krishna left to the forest , finding ways to leave this body . One day , he was resting beneath a tree . A hunter saw the foot of Krishna coming out of bushes and assuming it to be a deer , shot it down with an arrow . Thus Krishna succumbed to his arrow , Gandhari’s curse had acted , and his soul returned to Vaikuntha.

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    Every dark cloud has a silver lining. If this “Flood Disaster” brought some SENSE into the Official Opposition the need to get involved in National Issues sans communal ideology, this involvement is very welcome. Mr. Sampanthan and others in TNA consider this a wake up call. Where is Mr. Wigneswaran – the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council? Did Mr. Senadhiraja has a “Premonition” in ordering the Army to vacate the North within three months, so that those personnel could very well be deployed to assist in the flood relief work in the South?

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      Douglas… not just that – the grants offered by various countries even if our folks have always been no grateful to them,… that will be bless if they the authoriteis would well manage to flow them to the need who are really in need.
      Rajapakshe are proved to have grab over 5000 million dollars from the Tsunam donations, even today, no the state has investigated it properly. Even former CJ that ballige Putha Sarath De Silva, made his correction, confriming publicly that MR should not have been set free by the embezzelment case.

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    While MR stole the tsunami funds, it is good to see Sampanthan provide relief from the North.

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      MR will never change his nature. Born abusive, will die also even worst.

      Now he is on a visit to Japan to rabblerouse the sinhalese living there.
      If Obama would have been doing the same, america would not stay intact in today s context. Meaning trumps childish politics have already divided even republicans up there.
      Europe would not even want to talk about Trump – calling his is like an elephant in a porcelan shop.

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    Mr. Sampanthan, next time I visit Sri Lanka I will bring a 2 dozen or so Arduinos and teach some Tamil children in the North of your choosing how to program them. Last year I had such a one day session at the Matugama temple for the village kids who had never before even seen a microprocessor. We divided them in to two groups, boys and girls and the girls won with a big margin. Sabba Danan Dhamma Danan Jinathi. (Of all givings, giving of knowledge is the most noble).

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      This is a great idea Mr Rodrigo. Even if your lips have been trained to attack most. You too seem to have good ideas too.
      What I have been doing since that day on, to distribute specs to the poor.
      Next time we will plan to help the rajarata farming community too by providing them with medication. This we have been planning right at the moment.

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        You mean for the CKD? Water purifiers also would be a good idea. Today I received a test kit for metals in water or urine from a Co. called Osumex in UK. But it is quite expensive and is for one sample only. May be there are multi-sample test kits.

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          Yeah… CKD remains unknown. Anyways, chelat complexs of glyphosat and heavy metals (Cd, Fe, As or any others) may most likely cause the damage of the cortex of kidneys. But some that have been mad at their theories, believe and make believed others that, Natha Dewiyos should have affected on unknown chronic kideny disease in that part of the island.

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            I do not believe in divine interventions of that kind. Seriously though, since you guys are in pharmaceutical business, can you suggest an economic way of testing? I plan to use the kit I got for testing rice. I will soak in water, several varieties of rice available in Saudi and test the water with this kit. Bangladesh rice followed by Sri Lanka rice is supposed to have the highest concentrations of Cadmium.

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              Good that you seem tobe well alert on that.
              But it is no easy you to check on the rice or any other cereals that way, best to buy organic food, if youa re that cautious
              We the onces living in Europe have no such barriers,we can buy the best we think is right. And German, Swiss are well experts to block any kindof false food import into the country by applying their LMBG the like of national laws. THe law is implemented on them to the letter. I love it. Just I love it.
              Lately, I happened to travel to UK, those shop keepers of low grade, wrap up their food items using old new papers. Like it is very common in SRILANKA u may know it. But in lanken context, it is a poor country, but I wonder why UK people allow the kind of OLD papers to be used for wraping. They seem to have no proper law and order in terms of small shop keepers that have been run mostly by migrants in LONDON (srilankens, pakis, indians, or the like).

              To tell you, it is right you to stand against about divine interventions, but Natha God -well known so called prof of lankan extremism – Prof. Nalin De Silva is the person to go after them. Just becasue some researchers failed to find Arsenic in their samples held initially in searching for the contaminants.

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      Edwin you are trying to be relevant – pathetic effort. Were the “Arduinos” made by silvestra & Co? Did you teach the Matugama children the Edwinian Theorem 1: Hate three things – Tamils, Tamils, Tamils in that order? “Sabba Danan Dhamma Danan Jinathi” – my my my foot!

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        No. I taught them how to take care of kapilikarayas, kapilikarayas, kapilikarayas. cut, cut, cut their necks, necks, necks on sight because kettie has chopped off your uno what.

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    CT has become a crap web site. See how the title is written. It says, BREAKING NEWS. Why it has to be breaking news. These people are paid by public money. At least to show that several politicians are holding one box, is breaking news. what BS. It is Tamil editor of CT for nothing.

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    Mr. Sambandan

    This action will not whitewash your utter failure as leader of the opposition. you could have asked for parliament debate on this issue and questioned government of its failures and future actions. and emergency relief. you could have raised very important issues like children’s schooling, reconstruction of houses destroyed. welfare of affected people. distribution of few bags of dry rations will not solved the issue. people need facilities to cook them and eat. have you looked into those aspects. forced government to provide those facilities. even people lost all the equipments even plates. have you thought about those issues.

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    A welcome move by the Leader of opposition

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    I do not understand why you all are praising Sampanthan and TNA when ordinary people from North collected food items and sent in four lorries to the south. TNA has no hand in it except posing for photographs.

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    The flood havoc: “As of 02 June, 677,241 people are affected, while 9,432 houses are partially damaged and another 1,735 houses fully damaged”. Make sure that the replacement dwellings are NOT ArcelorMittal Steel Houses (CT 27 May 2017 — A Poor House & A Poorer Economy: The Real Cost Of ArcelorMittal Steel Houses For War Affected Communities)

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    Samuel Jayaweera: Good proposal. It is not only the foreign donations, but the monies received from the “Re-Insurance” of the Government “Insurance” on disaster must be pooled into one Fund and managed by a Parliamentary Committee comprising of MPs from all the political parties and subjected to an :Audit by the Auditor General. ranjith (sprrw).: Already the JVP had asked for one day “Debate” on this matter of flood. This “Debate” is a wrong word and that should be a “Forum Discussion” in the open House, because all these members sitting there misconstrue what is to be done; but start a mud slinging campaign. At the end nothing happens for the good of the country. Therefore it must be a “Forum Discussion” of the Parliament through which a long term action plan could be evolved and agreed for immediate implementation. I am certain that type of “Discussion” instead of a “Debate” would bring about united action in matters of this nature.

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    “http://www.army.lk/news/jaffna-university-students-show-solidarity-affected-southern-students”

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      Burt —Thanks for the link—————-“Jaffna University Students Show Solidarity with Affected Southern Students”———————–Please make sure politicians, state functionaries, members of armed forces, politicians b***s carriers, … are excluded from the distribution of essential items to flood victims. …………. I see some well fed members of armed forces are around these charitable events handing goodies that is paid by people and pose for photo opportunities instead of saving the people, cleaning hoses, wells, etc. ——————–When you think of it, is there a Karma connected to water, Nadikadal, Kelaniya river, tsunami, flood, and innocent people irrespective of race, religion, region,……………

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    Jim Softy,
    Refer to your request to Srikharan,
    ” Can you reccomend a good Budhist psychiatrist.? “

    I strongly recomend two smart patriots , Dr.DJ & Ven Gnanasara to you. Their charges may be very high but you may try for some funds from Raja brothers and partucularly the dual citizen ones.

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    My Elders told me never trust Greeks bearing Gifts…….. Could it be the same with Tamils……..Specially these Vellala Tamils who helped their Mr Pirahaparan F****** up the country for three decades…..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera ———————- “Specially these Vellala Tamils who helped their Mr Pirahaparan F****** up the country for three decades” ————————————— How about the Radala and Govias F****** up the country for seven decades with the support of Karavas, including 1971 and between 1987 and 1991? ———- By the way the Karava website celebrates the birth, life and achievements of V Prabaharan. ————— “My Elders told me never trust Greeks bearing Gifts” ———————Your Elders are the cause of the curse of this country. —————— Go have a bottle of neat malt and sleep well.

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      Sumane, Vellala Sampanthar is rejected by Tamils, ICG said. He comes to you not from Tamils, but only as a messenger of Dr. Batalanata. If your girlfriend is not at home, Pls just let your pet cat lick a sip of the whisky Vellala Sampanthan brought to you. As a favour, after Vellala Sampanthar leaves your neighbourhood, Pls just check your nextdoor neighbour’s houses too. I cannot certify any Dr. Batalanta’s Trojan Horse viruses. Sorry man! <<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>Hoping to see you back again on CT.

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        Mally………Sampanthar is going to meet SLFP and JO next week….I thought Bodhi Sira is the SLFP…..What is going on there ,mate….. My Elders tell me Dr Ranil doesn’t like Pussies.. Is Sampathar Dr Ranil’s Cat’s Paw.?…………

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      Are your elders by any chance Gnasasaras?

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      So your behavior is not completely your fault: your were bought-up by dumb racists. Its only part of it the other being the misfortune of being born stupid. Karma is a Bitch there is no escaping.

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    Dalits…. Please l check the “Use by Date ” on the Anchor boxes…

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      Tamils are already claiming that we are ungrateful. And you are just proving their point.

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    Dear Author and all Participants,
    This is exactly what the Tamil leaders of the North and East were asking the Governments from 1940, to live friendly with equal rights with the Sinhalese. But Alas, the Sinhalese leaders stopped with just seductive talk and cheated Tamils all along followed with Tamil leaders sathiyagraha. All Sri Lankans today know all that happened to the Tamils until the last Nanthikadal massacre. The history of Sri Lanka after independence brought the Country down fast from a top prestigious position down to a lowest paraya status! It is so sad for the people of Sri Lanka but the politicians still enjoy all perks and benefits without any feeling for the voters. They even happily swindle most of the assistance sent from neighboring and other Countries for the recovery of disaster. Now at last it has come to light people should get together and discard bad politics from Sri Lanka for the sake of everybody. Please don’t fall prey again for politicians.

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