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Cardinal Blasts Nandasena Regime For Failing To Investigate “Sonic-Sonic”; Says Bad Leadership Has Left Country Cursed

The head of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka is complaining that the Government has failed to investigate swirling allegations about an entity called “Sonic” and claims that one of the Easter Sunday bombers had been in touch with army officers shortly before the final explosion on April 21, 2019.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, a staunch backer of the Rajapaksa family came out swinging at his latest press briefing on Wednesday (2). He issued a strong condemnation of the failures of the present government, and even wondered out loud about whether the country was experiencing the effects of a curse.

Those who had swept to power pledging to protect the country were engaged in destroying it, the Head of the Catholic Church charged.

“Even nature seems to be turning against the rulers,” the Cardinal claimed.

The Cardinal continued to question speculation surrounding a grand conspiracy behind the Easter Sunday attacks at Wednesday’s briefing.

“The former Attorney General said there was a grand conspiracy but never specified what it was. There are certain elements in the Easter Sunday attacks which have not been investigated thoroughly,” he claimed in televised remarks.

He said insinuations that politicians were also involved in the bombing plot had never been investigated. “There were statements made at the Commission that were never investigated further,” the Cardinal charged.

Cardinal Ranjith claimed that the Dehiwala bomber Jameel who set off the final explosion had met an “army person” called Sonic.

It was former IGP Pujith Jayasundara who first revealed that the Dehiwala bomber had received a phone call from a military intelligence officer 45 minutes before he detonated himself. Strangely, the Easter Sunday Commission never investigated the matter further, or studied the Dehiwala bomber’s cellphone data records.

The Commission never investigated who had been in contact with the suicide bomber Jameel, the Cardinal charged.

Observers said the Cardinal would probably retract his remarks in 24 hours, after phone calls and appeals from powerful sections of the ruling administration.

On the eve of the anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings this year, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith claimed the attacks were “politically driven” and had nothing to do with Islamic extremism, only to walk the remarks back the next day after they agitated the high echelons of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Government.

The Cardinal exercises significant influence with his Catholic flock because of his persistent calls for justice for victims of the Easter blasts two years ago. The majority of those who were killed in the bombings were worshippers at Easter Sunday mass in churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.

His remarks in April this year provided a serious impetus to claims for many other quarters about a political conspiracy behind the Easter Sunday bombings involving the Sri Lankan state security and intelligence apparatus. The code name ‘Sonic-Sonic was first revealed by Harin Fernando in Parliament two months ago. The Code has been widely speculated to refer to the State Intelligence Chief and long-time Gotabaya Rajapaksa ally, Maj. Gen. Suresh Sallay.

The allegations sparked panic for the SIS chief and the hyper-securitized regime of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The weeks following Fernando’s disclosures, buttressed by similar revelations by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and SJB MP Manusha Nanayakkara and subsequently Cardinal Ranjith too, saw Sallay and other security officials rushing to meet with the Catholic bishops’ conference to vehemently deny the allegations and “set the record straight”.

At least one of these meetings was arranged for the SIS Chief by stealth by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Colombo Telegraph learns. Premadasa, who summarily cancelled a previously scheduled meeting with the Catholic Bishops Conference, ensured the meeting slot would be filled by Maj. Gen. Sallay and his team. The meeting had been sought initially by SJB MPs who provided a briefing on revelations in the Easter Sunday Commission report to the Catholic Clergy in Colombo. At Premadasa’s behest, both appointments provided by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference were cancelled by the SJB. The Opposition Leader’s conduct has sparked concern about his allegiances and continuous desire to appease powerful sections of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration. Premadasa has also urged SJB MPs to “ease up” on the Easter Sunday. Fernando and Nanayakkara have denied these reports. However neither MP has brought the subject of the Easter attacks and intelligence involvement in the bombings since.

In an unprecedented move, the SIS Chief also “briefed” the Attorney General Dappula De Livera on the direction of the Easter Sunday attacks probe. The SIS has no role in the investigation. (By Nimal Ratnaweera)

 

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    WOW; Rajapakshes are at its again. There are criminals that could change their nature, but some criminals would never change.
    I give my consent to satify by an one single dose… this is similar to NUREMBERG clinical trial. : What happened our nation ?

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

    • 53
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      The cardinal wasn’t born yesterday. Dr Janapriya wasn’t born yesterday. The Mahanayakes weren’t born yesterday. EE was born the day before yesterday …….. but many Lankan eminent elders go through this daily rigmarole of ……… as if they didn’t know what the hell was/is going on!

      This daily Maa Maa Baa Baa “innocent” baby-talk!

      Every man and his dog knows who killed Lasantha, Eknaliigoda, Thajudeen, the prisoners, the protesters in Chilaw, Rathpusellawa, FTZ-Katunayake ………… who is responsible for the Easter bombings …….. who robbed/pilfered the poor hard-working man’s EPF!

      These supposedly learned/wise elders/seniors go around daily manufacturing their own stupidity!

      I’m hardly a senior …… young enough to be Native’s grandson ……. but how could I tell 3 days after the Easter bombings whose handiwork it was? How could I foretell Dr Janapriya how the country was going to end up if Gota gets elected? That’s called simple frigging commonsense!!

      The basic ability to accept what you see is what you see. There is nothing else. What is, is what is.

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        continued

        How did all these elders with all the wisdom and years of life-experience think, that a serial-killer and a low-class uneducated band of crooks and thieves were going to do anything other than what they are doing now?

        EE/Mahindapala is so angry about what has happened to the beautiful country ……. he is sitting at his computer trying to pull hair out of his bald head!

        That’s how bad things are.

        • 28
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          There is no substitute for class.

          There are no shortcuts.

          People who knows what it means will get it. Others, newer will ……… even if it falls on their heads.

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            To add,

            There are only two things the cardinal can do …….. keep silent or tell the truth.

            He needs no other example ……… just follow the example set by the leader of his flock: Christ.

            Christ did nothing more than just speak the simple truth about the corruption of the day ……. he didn’t pussyfoot around issues …… to use Old Codger’s term, he didn’t get ensnared in the “shape-shape culture.”

            And got nailed to a cross ……. for speaking the simple truth, that’s the price a man had to pay then …….. that’s the price a man has to pay now. Nothing has changed. …… Ask Lasantha.

            Is the cardinal up to it?

            Or is it going to be more of the same sugar-coated BS?

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              one more thing,

              Before the English teacher SM or Nathan takes me to task ……..

              commonsense —–> common sense

              And “People who knows” —–> People who know

              Native, are you confused? :))

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                NimaF,
                “There is no substitute for class.”
                The cardinal dug his own grave. Tuition classes at this late stage won’t help him. Just adding to the confusion.😆😆

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                  Cardinal making big voices for the Easter Sunday attack and asking the government to give maximum punishment for those who manufactured this unfortunate incident. What is maximum punishment mean? According to legal terms, the maximum punishment is the death penalty, it’s mean hanging. Is Cardinal will raise his hand up for this punishment? We ask Cardinal to raise his hand for hanging punishment.

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        My bro Fernando u are spot on I am in full agreement with u all what u have added above unfortunately media mafia men make biased public perception knowing the gullible nature of their thinking. Even if u got PG DEGREES at local universities, after joining to local institutions, they wouldn’t seem to do their due in the line of tangible changes kicking prevailing rampant corruption. So it remains as beggar’s wound ☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

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          Dear Ultra Racist, Eagle Eye,

          thanks for making it short.
          :
          Get well soon !

          LM

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      The US empire that staged the ISIS claimed Easter attacks to set up a military base in Sri Lanka is in its death throes for sure, and so there Covid-19 cyber war, and a Hybrid Trade War against China in the Indian Ocean at this time.
      MV Pearl and MV Diamond before that, were sent to Lanka from Dubai where there is a huge US military base by the empire turned Rogue State to threaten Lanka because of the Chinese Port City Bill.
      USA and its NATO and QUAD allies are attacking Marine Shipping Trade lines with their proxies in Mid East Saudi and UAE – sending burning ships to Sri Lanka and Mauritius, small islands to spill oil and acid. A Japanese ship spilled oil near Mauritius which has challenged French claims in the Indian Ocean using its colonies at UNCLOS. An Iranian ship has been sunk. While India is now a basket case in a Covid-19 disaster melt down, the former colonial masters Britain, Netherlands with the shipping Xperts, who took weeks to com while MV Diamond and Pearl leaked toxics in the Lankan coasts, and France are all over the Indian Ocean and Britain is sending a massive aircraft carrier with US marines to the Indian Ocean and South China sea

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        P3 – US, UK France should stay in their Atlantic Ocean and not come fishing in the Indian Ocean using colonies and Covid-19 vaccine Colonialism Cyber war.
        Dutch Shipping Xperts will do the Cover up job of the US crimes in Indian Ocean region, just like the FBI, MI6 and Interpol did the cover up of the Easter Crime 2019 in Sri Lanka!
        Cardinal Ranjith is a smart man and knows that Lankans are in the Fake Covid-19 lockdown at this time to prevent them protesting against the corrupt US citizen Rajapakse regime.

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      Dear LLM: Ni Hoo Ni Hooi – Ayubovan. “What happened to our nation”? You asked. Our Nation (Most and Majority) are “Punnakku” drinking “Cows” (with due respect to cows) who can easily be “Driven” in the direction set by the “Elite” made of “Clergy”, “Viyaththu”, “Criminals” and “Rogues” of all shades. When this “Elite” finds things are not going correct, they immediately change the “Tune” and play a different “Game”. That is what we see today. You must be seeing the “Media Circus” staged by Rev. Muruththetuwe Ananda who handed over his temple premises to set up the “Pohottu Head Quarters” to bring Gotabaya as the President. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith too played a major role in that “Game”, then and now. The Cardinal says: “Failed” to investigate. NO. Not “Failed” but “Deliberately Avoided” to investigate “Sonic”,

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      Cardinal Ranjith who is Mahinda lackey, is under pressure from his flock to act, e mails has started this attack. He is not genuine, and is acting with an intention of replacing Gota with Mahinda as president. In forensic medicine we are told that when a person commits a crime, he will make s small slip which makes him to get caught, and for the investigators to look for it. The slip in Easter bombing is “Sonic-Sonic”. In his over confidence Suresh Salley (SS) has used his initials for the code word Sonic Sonic (SS). This is straight forward. Shani Abeysekera has retrieved e-mails from the computer and text messages from mobile phone of Malaysian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur which was used by Suresh Salley.

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        So this is why Shani A is locked up – The Bishop better demand his
        release, first.

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    Even Harin Fernando’s Father got the information of eminent attacks and stop his son to go to church,what action he took,even Ranil my3 IGP …..they all knows but May be doesn’t know the scale but they and their families are safe that’s all the matter,
    Even go on to street and ask ordinary about Thanajudeen murder they all knows who behind it,but sadly that’s the state of affairs

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      The Cardinal pops up once in a while, like a jack in the box, to criticize the govt. No one should be fooled. He is a Rajapakse bootlicker.

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        I think the usage “bootlicker” is harsh. By the same token you’d have to suggest that 6,9 Million voters are the same.

        IMO not so at all. People saw the “Yahapalana-schmazel” were hoping for a something substantially better. Rev. Cardinal was very likely thinking the same. That he has been disappointed is clear and unambiguous in his statement.

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          Devin

          “Rev. Cardinal was very likely thinking the same.”

          He was sure what he was up to.
          Underneath he is a Sinhala/Buddhist right wing populist.
          You ought to look at every public statement he made since his ascendancy.
          His close association with Sinhala/Buddhist saffron clad thugs.
          He never condemned nor criticised the activities of Saffron clad thugs.
          He never identified with suffering innocent people.
          He condemned those who approached UNHRC seeking justice however after the bombing he threatened the government that he would appeal to the same institution..

          You judge these people by their words and deed not by the cover of their clothe.

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        Only lasting solution is the division of the island into 3 mono ethnic nations.

        Until then violence will be the norm in the island.

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          Two.
          Muslims are Tamils practising Islam as religion, not a different ethnicity.

          Soma

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            Soma,
            … ‘Muslims are Tamils practicing Islam as religion, not a different ethnicity’.
            .
            I am beginning to like you!

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              Nathan
              Tamil language speakers scattered across the island must forgo their differences in religion and date of arrival and unite to demand a common Homeland for all.

              Soma

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      cugan: In the case of “Thajudeen’s Murder”, at least “TWO” people have been “Punished” by the “Law of Nature”- The “Cycle Of Karmik Force”. They were: (1) Dr. Samarasekera – the Chief Judicial Medical Officer and (2) DIG Anura Senanayake who concocted the evidence and said it was “An Accident”. The “Law Of Nature” acts in mysterious ways and it is “Slow” to ordinary people like us, but the “Spiritual” knows it is “CERTAIN” to happen.

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        My Dear Simon aiya,
        why is the same karma does not seem to work on Rajapakshes why is that ? Alone that people are misled by a consent form in Kandy area for SPUTNIK V … ” i would be more than happy even with one single dose” ,.. though specialists in the field would disagree with the kind of misleads abusing the vulnerability of the nation… this is common to any nation…
        .
        I am now doubt of karmic retribution. Muruththettuwa Tattamama is now realizing that Rajapakshes abused him to the manner, some adult monks raped the samanera/child monks in many of the buddhist temples country. Ranjan Ramanayaka revealed it but he is now jailed. …

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        Simon
        In reality they don’t have choices simply carried out the orders of the master even though they may felt doing wrong, but this monster is way high, even that notorious driver and dirty worker would have been promoted as ambassador,he even changed the paint of the vehicle used for that crime from 1st lady’s charity at that time,
        Asgiriya wants him to be Hitler but they recognize well early from his mindset,

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        Simon, There is a karmic sin force that acts on humans. Herod, manipulating usurper king heard Jesus being born, king of the jews. His religious spirit asked wisemen where he was born so he too could worship, but his political spirit killed all boys under 2 years. Later he killed or imprisoned disciples. In Acts 12,23 Herod had a violent death and was eaten by worms. This religious, political spirit is antichrist and denies a creator God.

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      Gugan

      I will defend Harin Fernando. You know especially in the social media the number of fakes that are passed on.

      Let’s assume he acted on it and informed all churches of this imminent attack on Easter Sunday and advised them to close all churches on that day. Many churches took the message seriously and closed their premises on that holy day. Then NOTHING happened on that Easter Sunday and it was a peaceful day. Now you can imagine the rest.

      So, the reason is, Harin had thought it is far too bad to be true before such a message reaches his father, the security forces would have known. But there was no such announcement by the Government and felt his source of information cannot be that reliable and must be a fake manufactured anti-Christians. So he played safe and he did not attend his church that day but still thinking it just a fake story.

      OK Cugan, I am telling you privately, within the next two days the whole of Sri Lanka is getting swallowed by the sea. Now you do what you like. So do you still say Harin is wrong in what he did?

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        Blabla
        Yes it’s makes sense but if they would have alarm the security authorities there is much chance of preventing,if the officials are present and do some checks attackers would have backed up,it has happened to so many LTTE attacks,but won’t be real target but lesser target just blow themselves,if they don’t do it they will be treat as traieter/waster

  • 37
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    Prior to the Easter bombing Nandasena was doing badly in the polls, the people did not want the Rajapaksas back.
    The Easter bombings could have been prevented, but it seems no one in the leadership wanted to.

    The Easter bombings did not make sense. If there were angry Muslims, the anger would be directed at Sinhala Buddhists for the attacks on Muslims not Christians. The Muslims and Christians did not have any deep anger toward each other.

    Hours after this terrorist attack, the talk was that “only” Nandasena could handle this and save the people, and then the opportunist Nandasena announces that he is running for President. How convenient.

    There have been no other Muslim attacks, or signs of extremism . Muslims have been arrested without charges, and many discriminated. The attacks on churches did not make sense, and it was beautifully timed for Nandasena’s announcement that he will run for president.

    Why are the Rajapaksa’s so adamant that no one should investigate further? Why are they reluctant to let the people know what they have found out? The guilty are always afraid.

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      Dear Ashan.
      …If there were angry Muslims, the anger would be directed at Sinhala Buddhists….
      Yes this is true in the natural order of things. But in a planned plot, one selects a target for minimal collateral damage just to serve a purpose. If Buddhists attacked, the conflagration is uncontrollable but a minor section like Catholics can serve the purpose just enough. Notice it is not against Christians as such, as Anglicans were spared.
      So a selective target is best. Perfect scheme – it worked very well.

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        MyView ,

        There are conspiracies that will perhaps not see the light never !
        I still can’t make up my mind even to imagine that Muslim sons of
        Mercedes Father, are willing to die for religion , I mean Srilankans !
        I have a serious doubt that the bombers were tricked into action !
        What happened to Mercedes Father Ibrahim ? Do they build
        Business Empire to kill themselves ? I mean Srilankans ? Every
        reasonable doubt got to be cleared . My question is , did the
        bombers volunteer to suicide or were they tricked ?

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    What a cardinal, we have. A self serving moron. damn disgrace to the catholic priests who throughout the history of whole world has stood by the victims of state terrorism.
    He is the only Catholic priest who supported the cold blooded murderer who was responsible for the Easter killing to come to power.
    He should leave his position for working against the Easter bombing victims. His realization of half truth (not the full yet he should have known by now the full truth) is too late. We have war criminal of two instances as our President thanks to Cardinal and Narhenpita Buddhist monk.
    Both should lead the Fight against Rajapukse government without just speaking in press conferences but get on the street protests starting immediately if they meant to compensate for their complicity in making a criminal the President.

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    oh thy Cradinal
    you are a joker your self

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      Rajash

      “oh thy Cradinal
      you are a joker your self”

      No he is a cross dresser.
      Inside his Catholic cassock he is wearing kāṣāya robes.

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    Why is the Cardinal not blasting Jesus for it too. Then what is the role of God? Then everything is in the hands of man and here President Gotabaya Rajapakse. Actions speak more than words. It appears the cardinal has dismissed Jesus without announcing .

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      So Jesus must have known being GOD and did not do anything to protect the people who attended those churches that fateful day. Or is it that Jesus did not know? So is it man knew better than GOD? But the Cardinal did not complain that Jesus knowing, did not protect.
      .

      So look here if GOD can slip, man too can. Cardinal should not have come in the open in public. He should have allowed his trustees and cum lawyers to deal with the public, police, and Government.

      .

      All that has happened is he has shown by his own action, that Jesus (God) is weak or nonexistent. Maybe that is true. Maybe it is the other way around man created GOD. The cardinal has given a stick to the Atheist to hit him!

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        Blabla, God created man and gave choice of free will even to follow the devil and do terrible evil, during a 6000 year period of time. Humans have to choose to follow God also during this period which will end when the evil cup is full and requires judgment. Till then he is patient, full of his nature of love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion so that none go away from him and he can take all into his eternal now because of the resurrection of Jesus. Accuser spirit is from the devil, while Jesus is the Intercessor, who bought us and pleads for us. Whether we believe in him or not, we cant change anybody. Let God be God. We need the change.

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    Easter Attacks were revenge for the mosque massacre in New Zealand. Why they chose Sri Lanka is rather strange. Level of brutality shows ISIS hand; no other group, not even Al Qaeda would carry out this kind of attack.

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      Lester,
      .
      What do you have to say about the failures of your BELOVED leaders regarding this SHIP sinking issue ?
      :
      Are u still in the view that YOUR beloved leaders would make real wonders ?
      .
      Lester, when would you wake up ?

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        Leela,

        Colombo PORT will soon be built, another VICTORY for MaRa/Gotha alliance.

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          Lester
          Please read,the following article and that can for sure educate u better .I think I would better talk to my pug …. she has got better understanding about srilanka s abusive politics. I really cant fathom out why u behave permanently blind and deaf. Obviously queen s land has nt improved ur healthy conscience 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨
          .
          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/m-m-janapriya-2-june-2021/comment-page-1/#comment-2395651

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            Hello Leela,

            Must be the new UNP philosophy, “[edited out]” What an intro, aybowan, vanakam, assalam laikum, he must have learned from Moda Ranil how to maximize the vote count.

            This guy writes good poetry: [edited out].” Leela, we already know this about the politicians. My advice to you, focus on economic development. These academic people have 1000 ideas how to improve the country, problem is, 999 of them have not had a job outside of the university. MaRa/Gotha know how to organize people, institutions, etc. efficiently. How to achieve results quickly.War victory (just 5 years), super highway and beautification of Colombo are simple examples. With Chinese money, the process can be accelerated. If you ask a Westerner, development is not possible without human rights, freedom of journalists, etc. etc. However, I have real-world consulting experience with Chinese companies. Ask them to do something, give a budget and deadline, they will have it done!

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              Lester, you cant be my adviser, .. please go and adivse Gota… he is flanked by number low lives of your nature. How they have focused on economic development is becoming clear to the masses in the country today. Please learn something form UK if you enjoy the democracy in that country. I travel to UK very often also amidst COVID crisis period.

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          Lester

          “Colombo PORT will soon be built, another VICTORY for MaRa/Gotha alliance.”

          Provided the greedy clan and their b***s carriers do not bring in any more limping burning ships carrying dangerous cargo into the economic zone.
          Do you know the extend of the environmental and economic damage pearl has caused? It could take 100 of years to recover from this man made disaster?

          I see there is no protest, no sacking, no one seems to be taking responsibility, Assgiria and Malwattu are still consulting Karaka Saba, I am surprised to see shameless dim wits Kamal(a) and Shavendra (MBBS, FRCS, FRCP, MRCS, MRCP ……) who boasted about how they kept the country secured from all kind of threats for example LTTE, Kallathonies from Thamil Nadu, …. and still couldn’t save the innocent people from Corona, Marine Disasters, ….

          Any self respecting person who holds responsible job would have resigned and gone on exile taking all his her unearned income, wealth, …..

          Where is Gota?
          He is acting like VP, hiding himself in bunker and no need to face the music.

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          Lester ,

          When it is built , how old are they , your Bosses Mara and Gotha ?
          I think you must read Prachett’s Guards Guards !

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      Lester the fake pundit,
      “Level of brutality shows ISIS hand; no other group, not even Al Qaeda would carry out this kind of attack.”
      Really? Not even your favourite LTTE? 😆😆

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        Dear OC,
        .
        Blinded Lester has forgotten that it was n ot COUNTRY s economic development, but Rajapakshe family business – displayed during the JUNTA regim 1 from 2005-2015. Current GOSL has not achieved anything so far… let alone they have failed to manage tiny issues such as distribution of free granted COVID jabs to those who are really in need. Gotabaya should get a training by coming to Germany. Dr Merkel will guide him, if he has the capacity to get what german experts have to say regarding the flattening the curve at rises of COVID cases in the country today.

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          SJ
          We are missing your valuable comments.

          Soma

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    Your worship, is this not a little too late? We may action it in 2024 – the next election due, if it happens

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    Well said Cardinal.

    Keep pushing the regime until all culprits and their political associates are punished fully. You owe it to the victims of the barbaric terrorist attack on 21 April 2019.

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      GATAM. By punishing the culprits the dead will not come to life. Cardinal should have shouted at the all known Jesus for not stopping the criminals from entering his own territory.

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    Politician Ranjith statement can be analyzed in two ways . Wow Cardinal got his senses back or this is nothing but a turncoat making next political move. I go with Nimal Perera,s assessment. This guy is just another political prisoner and mother of all Pseudos.

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    Come again Cardinal. My thoughts on Easter within a week is now confirmed by this after years. Politician Ranjith statement can be analyzed in two ways . Thank God , Cardinal got his senses back or this is nothing but a turncoat making next political move. I go with Nimal Perera,s assessment. This guy is just another political prisoner and mother of all Pseudos. In Lanka corrupted politiciams , religious heads and public are in nexus . They just play the blame game for the benefit of outsiders. Many who are not directly involved are still enablers who like to see the game continuing.

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      Dear Chiv.
      If all the persons you mention – corrupted politicians , religious heads and public are in nexus, who is ENABLING this ? It is our corrupted Media – giving prominence to all these in their news bulletins.

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    I am extremely sorry it is Nimal Fernando not Perera.

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    This is unbelievable from a cleric who so far has been called a Rajapaksa supporter.
    This is an unbelievable critique. It shows how much the wind is changing.
    I am amazed by the man’s courage.

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      eeakdavi
      Sorry to dampen your enthusiasm for another clergyman.
      But what you find is amazing is not what motivates him.
      *
      The winds are a little cyclonic these days.

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      EKD
      May be too little far too late. Why did HE NOT KNEEL and ask GOD for guidance before he started these antics.

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      Prof KD, may not be courage. I think more like swaying to the winds of change. Hope is that change for the better is in the making.

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    There is no meeting between the Cardinal and Vaalaiththodam. I never believed in Vaalaiththodam or Cardinal. If anybody wants to come and ask me at my final bed if what I would be thinking about the Cardinal, can do but for now, not any sooner I would change my opinion and start to believe in the Cardinal. He is exactly at Lankawe politicians’ level unless nobody wants to suggest even below that.
    Vaalaiththodam never took any action on the Muslim MPs voted to Old King in 20A or Pong Cing Bill. The Old King visited Vaalaiththodam already & has talked to him, in the name of inquiring about his health. This is how Ranil, and King have been exchanging messages in Singapore. Ranil even met Royals in 1 AM, 2AM,3AM, 4AM mornings, during the 2015 regime change and Unconstitutional Coup time. The Old King knows that Sinhala Buddhists are voters for the Opposition Party. He is guessing that Vaalaiththodam may win in the presidential election or in the parliamentary election. So, the path is already paved for another UNP-SLFP impunity government. Sinhala Buddhist would not mind if they vote for an opposition party, irrelevant of their quality. China too would not mind that. But Tamils cannot take this anymore.

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    Further under the current situation, unlike Sampanthan Aiyya thinking, India cannot fully implement a solution in Ceylon. The new security situation has vastly redrawn Lankawe borders. China owns a large part of the Island. So, it will not just sit and watch India engaging in Lankawe politics. Last three times, when China attacked India, China has indicated that the attack message was about Lankawe, not about the Northern, International Border Lines. So, it is abundantly clear that the Tamils’ matter must be dealt with by America and other IC.
    1). The victory in 1975 KKS’ interim election, which was created by the result of SJV leaving the Constitutional committee in protest to Lankawe becoming a republic, rejecting British supervisory status but not recognizing Tamils’ internal self-determination right, 2). following the Vaddukoddai Convention, TULF’s overwhelming victory for a Tamils Eelam by Armed struggle, not recognizing the Colombo government as a Tamils contributed democracy, 3). The Indo-Lanka Accord under which Colombo Government recognizing India’s need for a peaceful solution in Ceylon and India imposed that on both parties, 4). Lankawe Foreign Minister unilaterally repudiated the Resolution agreed with UNHRC to provide justice and he completely ignored all the international treaties that Lankawe agreed though UN, are four conclusive valid grounds for, under current world order, America & Allies to intervene and provide a solution for Tamils.

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    In 1987, under the Indo-Lanka security pact, India recognized Tamils’ land . Time has long passed from Tamils’ expectation for America to recognize the North East as Tamils’ ancestral home. According to SJV, the word “Tamils” has only one sector, not many divisions like Up Country Tamils, Ceylon Tamils & Muslims Tamils. North East is common for all of them. The Muslims who are outside of North East and Upcountry Tamils can always select to settle in their mother tongue land. Leader Pirapaharan invited back all Muslims who were asked to leave. Up Country Tamils, on their own accord, migrated to Mullaitivu farming. In the past, when the Muslim – Tamil relationship was not spoiled, SJV had agreed with Muslims to share the North East administration. A reasonable, democratic sharing is always possible. If America and India arrange a government for Tamils, Tamils will keep all their promises to these nations that they made. America is looking for a base near Diego Garcia. As we Tamil Eelam is a small nation, we do not have much use of Trinco. They can have it. If China increases its presence in Lankawe Tamil Eelam will act like bulwark to Tamil Nadu. As our economy cannot stand alone we can have ETCA with India.

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    Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, North Korea, and South Korea and within many South Americans, they could not get along. But Singapore Chinese set a good example for others to be brothers with Malay Muslims. Becoming a Singapore is only a talk, not real. Reality is we need India for trade. We can rebuild the lost TalaiMannar Bridge.
    We will not cut off with Lankawe, after all it is biologically, culturally & historically proven that they both are one race but two languages. There are more close commons between Tamils and Sinhalese than Tamils and Malayalees. Even some things can be observed within Tamil Nadu Tamils, Eelam Tamils, and Sinhalese. In Tamil Nadu and in the North East, it has been established that Tamils practiced Buddhism. There is enough evidence that all southerners were one-time Hindus, including Dutu Gamini. Tamil Nadu eats Idly; there is no Kannagi goddess. In Ceylon, Tamils and Sinhalese alike eat Pittu-Iddiyappam & pray Pathini Theyvio. There is no need to cut off from each other. It is their responsibility as Lankaweyans to oust out UNP-SLFP gamer, punish the criminal in international courts, set a new democratic constitution, and reestablish the world connection. Unless Sinhalese get rid of the UNP-SLFP cycles their descent to surrender under the fourth masters cannot be prevented.

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    India had sent as many as three alerts to Sri Lanka, and not taking action instantly itself a signal that
    Conspiracy insiders but organized the productive Why did not the then government obstruct to stop using the intelligence apparatus than the present

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    It is very common that politicians in power create the environment, situation for a blood bath and use that bloodbath further to create violence and death of innocent civilians and protect themselves lawfully and sympathetically. In this activity of drama military, police, clergy, judges all are together. This is all done in the name of Mother Lanka and Lord Buddha.
    Those who burnt Jaffna library are not investigated.
    Those who burnt prisoners are not investigated.
    Those who massacred Sinhalese and Tamil youth and civilians are not investigated.
    Those who murdered Lasantha and etal. are not investigated.
    Those who mastermind the Easter Bombing are not investigated.
    MIC Deal, Pstunami deal

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      A
      Did not Good Governance have over 4 years to fully resolve all but one of these?

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        SJ,
        I did not mention this government or Previous government in my comment. It clearly shows something about you and your attitude.I was surprised that you didn’t mention LTTE here.

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            Nice. Please keep up the good work. Moderator thanks. You have listened to SJ

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    Sorry for incomplete
    Tsunami fund robbery, Rajapaksa memorial fund robbery, Hambantota Harbour deal, Bond Scam robbery etc. not investigated.

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    When Gotabaya was the enforcer of PTA as Secretary of Defense under his brother and jailed hundreds of mostly Tamils – some of whom are still in jail and labelled “Political prisoners”, this was/still mostly ignored by many, including the Cardinal.
    Now the Cardinal is angry only because catholic places of worship were bombed, and hundreds of Catholics were killed.

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      justice, Cardinal’s responsibility is for the catholics. Asgiri, Malwathu, Siyam and Amarapura are responsible for their flock and cant remain silent or be bought by another nation. Other religious leaders too function according to their worship. Those who have no covering are agitated but are responsible for themselves. Politicians are different and when sent to govern, have not been given the right to sell the nation to collect personal Yuan and make slaves of the population for generations. Politicians will come under the curse and pay the price someday for their own generations. Like Judas, they will throw blood money back to priests.

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      He is only angry as some Chingkalla Catholics were killed . Was not angry when thousands of Thamizh Catholics were killed in May 2009 or when they were attacked by the Muslim Shaithan and his thugs in Mannar. Was keeping mum and supporting the Rajapakses and the Shaithan. A very unchristian priest.

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    i, being a Hindu, asked my friend, a Catholic priest, why the hand of God is stayed against politicians in Sri Lanka who had killed and maimed people. He in his wisdom said that the mills of God grind slow but that they grind exceedingly small. I am in my old age waiting to see how they grind. May be there are signs of this. But, the alternative theory of Karma is also there which promises that deeds will have reactions. Again, we have to wait and see. In the last few months we have been afflicted by all manner of ills, largely due to the incompetence of the corrupt fools in power who succeeded another set of corrupt fools. there does not seem to be a light at the end of the never-ending tunnel yet.

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    Now it seems, it is clear why the Strange Carinal tip-toed to microphone. First the suspicion of that it was Appe Aanduwa who throw the bomb into ship and caused the costal damage, was only in the media. We just passed to the next news item, without forming an opinion on that. Then some environmentalists took the risk and called it was the Aanduwa created the disaster. Now Father Cyril is claiming that the Aanduwa is getting a deal to sell the whole costal area. This ship fire is an exact re-enactment of 4/21. Man! Holly Wood, Bolly Wood Folly Wood. Ply wood are all a century behind against the news appears in Colombo Media. We have no capacity to evaluate these claims, other than to simply say “Without fire, there wouldn’t be any smoke”. If all the shore is given out, Cardinal is bound to take the heat. Major portion of fishermen within Tamils and Sinhalese are Catholic Christians. They are not going to let Cardinal sleep peacefully. Say at least, even only 1% of these media reports are true, then this cannot be 21st century to the Perl Island, Ceylon. Probably it is the day, 2500 year ago, when the Rowdy Vijaya shored on Ceylon Island.

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    Cardinal is asking where is Sara (Muslim Name for the converted Tamil girl, Pulasthini, who was forcefully used in the 4/21 bombing)? Doesn’t he really don’t know? That is strange man!

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      RAW has infiltrated into Muslim extremist groups in Sri Lanka using Indian Muslims. Sarah AKA Pulasthini had been drafted in to provide information. She is now in India in the protection of RAW and when time comes will tighten the noose around Gota and his criminal gang.

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    There is no argument about Gotabhaya’s involvement in the Easter Sunday Attack. All Rajapakasas were aware of it. I don’t write about junior Rajapaksas as they are non-entities to people. Recommendations of the PCoI is only to cover up the actual culprits.
    .
    Not only the Easter Sunday Attack, the Rajapaksas are even behind war crimes allegations against our war heroes. They have deliberately dragged Sri Lanka into the war crimes issue with an aim to use it as a tool to stay in power. Their inaction against this year’s UNHRC Resolution is a prime example. They even fixed the debate of the Port City Bill on May 18 and sold the souls of war heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country to pass the treacherous Bill.
    .
    Moreover, the Rajapaksas are using some scholars to distort our Sinhalese history. A prominent figure in archaeology is disseminating misinformation about our history, based on his own imagination or somebody else’s. For example Sirigiya. There is clear evidence in our history that Sigiriya was not built by Kasyapa and that the real Sigiri is not the rock that we call Sigiri today. It was the British who miscalled the current rock as Sigiri by design, to hide the fact that it was one of the pinnacles of Buddhist history.

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      Re: SHIP X-PRESS PEARL
      .
      Gotabhaya is a colossal failure. He took 14 days to issue any order regarding the ship X-Press Pearl. Out of the 14 days, the ship was on fire for 12 days!!!
      As per media reports, brand-new container ship X-Press Pearl left Adani Hazira Port on May 15 and Arrived in Colombo Port on May 19 mid-night with a leaking TEU containing nitric acid.
      With the acid leak, the ship sailed from Qatar to India, carried out some loading and unloading operations and then came from India to Colombo. There was no mishap until the ship arrived in Colombo. Both Qatar and India said to have refused the ship’s request to offload and reassemble the leaking container.
      What I tried to point out is that there is no way the Sri Lanka Ports Authority was not aware of the leaking container when the ship arrived in Colombo Port.
      On May 20, a fire erupted on deck of the ship while anchored in Colombo harbour waters.
      It is possible that a fire occured in the leaking TEU carrying nitric acid. It was meant to happen at any point in the ship’s journey from Qatar to India to Colombo. But on the deck? This is where the Sri Lanka Police should investigate.
      1/3

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        2/3
        This is the second ship within a short span of time that caught fire in Sri Lankan water causing an inestimable ecological disaster.
        Why in our waters? Because, Sri Lanka, run by corrupt rulers who are famous for their callous disregard for the environment, is the best sanctuary for owners of container ships carrying oil, chemicals or fuel to claim marine insurance and get away without paying or paying half for ecological damages if ships encounter any fires.
        At the time of the fire, the ship, which was 3 months old, was carrying 1486 containers with 25 tons of nitric acid and several other chemicals.
        The Sri Lankan government’s “make-a-killing style delay” in taking any action against the ship (could have easily ordered the owners to tow the ship away from our waters after evacuating the crew) has now caused Sri Lanka three massive ecological disasters;
        1) Ocean, beach and river pollution caused by fallen x no. of containers carrying nitric acid, other chemicals, debris and hazardous waste from the ship.
        2) Climate pollution caused by smoke, burnt nitric acid, other chemicals, fuel and plastic.
        3) Ecological disaster caused by the sunken ship which was, according to international media reports, carrying an estimated 300,000 metric tons of heavy fuel oil in its tanks.

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          3/3
          I am not an expert in marine disasters involving ships. But, using Navy divers to ascertain whether there is any oil leak is, ahem, elementary.
          Please check with the owners of the ship whether X-Press Pearl is a single-skin-hull tanker or a double.
          If it is a single-skin-hull, there is all the possibility of a massive oil leak. In such a case, Sri Lanka should immediately inform ship’s owners to do wet salvage to move the sunken ship out of Sri Lankan waters and separately charge $1 billion-a-day until the ship is removed from our waters.
          If the ship has a double-skin-hull, and then as we have time, Sri Lanka may offer wet salvage and claim, in addition to charging $1 billion-a-day until the ship’s wreckage is removed.
          Moreover, in addition to dry salvage provided by Sri Lanka, when claiming compensation from the ship’s owners for the 3 separate environmental disasters mentioned in my previous comment, damages caused to the tourism and fisheries industry should be calculated SEPARATELY.
          By this time, we should have made all these 8 separate claims in writing.
          In the meantime, people should be advised to avoid eating fish for at least two years.
          No money can replace the unimaginable damage caused to our environment by ship X-Press Pearl.

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            Just now I saw a news item appeared in “Daily Mirror” titled “CEO of vessel operator apologises for impact of sunken container ship…….” which has some information similar to that of mine.
            I want to stress the point that my comments were posted and published well before the said news item appeared in “Daily Mirror” and that all the details mentioned in my comments citing media reports, actually foreign media reports, were based on my own research and opinion.

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                Ha ha ha, I waited for hours to see my comment, only to find out it is being barred. Under whose orders, may I ask?
                It seems like only a select few people are allowed to talk about human rights abuses.
                I wasn’t allowed to talk about the human rights abuse caused by negligence! How biased!
                Do not forget the health and livelihood of those who are impacted are at stake here.

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              Hi Champa,
              !9th amendment, which was in place to ensure that all those in power who make decisions, are and will take Responsibility for their Actions or Non-actions in all aspects of Governance and importantly Accountable. Speed is required for good governance, not at the expense of making decisions Right or Wrong. In the case of the latter escaping Responsibility and Accountability. What was the hurry to abolish and replace with 20th amendment – First noticeable action soon after the general elections and 2/3rd Majority.
              Probably, 7-Eleven fuel dispensing, you charge the customer if you pump in more than the required, or due to overfilling and/or leaking hose spillage.

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            Champa

            “No money can replace the unimaginable damage caused to our environment by ship X-Press Pearl.”

            True, no money can replace the unimaginable damage however the right kind of money can buy corporation of right kind of influence from state functionaries, ministers, politicians, highly placed members of armed forces, cronies, saffron clad “EXPERTS” and thugs ……………………… .

            Those dim wits (Saffron, members of heavily politicised trade unions, 15000 generals, Wimal , … ) who opposed foreign (Hindian) investment in Colombo harbor should be sent to sea to salvage the sinking ship, salvage the containers and clean up the seas.

            You should tell Shavendra to shut up for a while, he should only open his mouth for meals and until after cleaning the environment is completed and full recovery is made from the Pandemic. Beware now the dumb ass is placing himself as the competent authority for censorship.

            “Army chief says media must be closely monitored” – Colombo Gazette
            https://menafn.com/1102163038/Army-chief-says-media-must-be-closely-monitored

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              Dear NV,

              Where had this CHAMPA been, at the time, all the high ground were being made them to comeback ? If the kind of men and women had some sanity, things would have turned out to be favourable for the public.

              (S)He boasted on WIMAL SANGILIWEERAWANSE who is the HIRU AND DERANA TV voices of the criminals, for their political survivial. All these were not overlooked. I wonder why CHAMPA, or the like behave today as if they are born yesterday. Every action has its reaction – today, Wimal Sangliwanse is made speechless and several other MUSLIM MPs and acitivists are jailed for no valid reasons. Alone that Baduudeen to be put behind bars, Asath Sali to keep behind bars, are mlechcha acts. That Dr Safi and the like muslim citizens, are being treated, as if they came to srilanka from another world. If I were born to minority, with me emotions, I would have committed suicide to the very same manner some of our minority citizens react/reacted. They are given no choicce, but permamently, being made that they are second class citizens. We live in Europe, we enjoy our rights sometimes, going beyond the rights of locals. That is what our bitchs sons have to learn from the west.

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        Champa

        “Gotabhaya is a colossal failure.”

        Gota is a utter disaster.
        His dimwit enforcers Kamal(a) and Shavendra the are biggest failure.
        Those dimwits should never have been appointed to those responsible offices.
        Those 6.9 Million is another biggest national tragedy.

        You are not one of them however you are the biggest clown next to Wimala Weerawansa. You supported the clan through thick and thin. When are you going to say sorry to the people who opposed the Rajapaksa gang?

        Now you act as though you never supported the clan nor you carried Wimal’s b***s.

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          Chamba

          Watch this clip:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJJl0nvoCYw

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            Chamba

            Sinking chemicals cargo ship turns into environmental disaster for Sri Lanka | DW News
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3QSu7-SLwg

            Where have you hidden Gota?
            Is this a good time for him to start a race riots?
            Do you think TNA Leader Sambandan started the fire strategically?
            Or was it Hisbulla?

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          Native Vedda
          You yourself have reminded me once how I oppose Gotabhaya’s Presidency. I never supported his presidency. In fact I pre-warned about his duplicity and treachery.
          Yes, I did support fake patriots. But the moment their duplicity was exposed, I abandoned them forever.
          Why should I say sorry to anybody for other people’s mistakes? They should apologize, not I. I am not answerable to their treachery. I never change my stance about the country, the Sinhalese nation or Buddhism. As I said over and over for the past 6½ years, I am my own master. My opinions are based on my own thinking.
          .
          If Kamal and Shavendra are dimwits, who do you propose to their positions? Do you know anybody better than them?

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            Champa

            “Why should I say sorry to anybody for other people’s mistakes? “

            Simply because you have been carrying their b***s for a long time. You defended the clan and Wimal(a) Weerawansa tooth and nail. Therefore you apologise for your own mistakes, misplaced loyalty, wasting our time by defending Wimal(a)’s verbal diarrhea, ………….

            “I am not answerable to their treachery. “

            We are not asking you to defend their treachery we want you to apologise for your own stupidity and arrogance.

            “If Kamal and Shavendra are dimwits, who do you propose to their positions? “

            You judge them by their performance.

            Shavendra shouldn’t have been appointed to deal with Pandemic as he is not only not medically qualified but an alleged war criminal, perhaps another psycho, …. As a psycho he is not normal, incapable of empathising with victims of Pandemic. From the first day on wards he is increasingly behaving like a headless chicken.

            Forget raging Kamal(a) ….
            You ask him a simple question, he never gets to the point, but goes on and on about how single handedly he concurred LTTE, even 12 years after the end of the war. Kamal(a) does not have anything substantial to show as his achievement.

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            Champa,
            There isn’t any such thing as a patriot. They are all fake.
            “A politician is someone who can convince you to die for his country”

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          NV,
.
it is too late to recognize it.
.
Balance sheet
.
1) What have been achieved by GOSL since Nov 2019 is nothing. Not even a single pledge promised to the nation is fulfilled as of today – it is 15 months since the criminals grabed power.
.
2) Instead, they have put our powerful voice against injustice, Ramanayaka, Asath Sali, Shani Obesekara, and several other true voices are blocked today. All these are public secret.
:
3) The suffering of the minorities today is beyond bearing. They permamently feel that they are second class citizens of the hell, though the country is natuarlly beautiful and filled of natural resources.
.
4) The most ridiculous among all the failures, free granted JABs are not distributed to those who are really in need or risk groups. Instead the criminal men have distributed them within their friends and aquaintance. How deviouis these criminals is becoming clear day by day with not even few millions speak pro them today. Those 6.9 millions of DIMWITS, are speechless or mentally ill today.
:
5) Thattamamala- FAKE MONKS that were abused to their POLITICAL parades are hidden behind their sanga constumes today as no times in the past. Alle baluwansa and Abhayarama PINGONA, make public statements once in a while, with they too being threatened by annonymous letters and phone calles.

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      Champa
      Please expand on your statement that “there is clear evidence in our history that Sigiriya was not built by Kasyapa”.
      I’d very much like to know your sources. Dr Raja de Silva, perhaps, but any other?

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        Manel Fonseka
        Who is Dr. Raja de Silva? No offence, but, I don’t remember reading anything written by him.
        My source is directly connected with our Sinhalese ancestors.
        The rock the British miscalled as Sirigi is not the actual rock which was known as Sigiri in the ancient time. Therefore, there is no way Kasyapa built what is called Sigiri today or the acutal rock which was known as Sigiri.
        I don’t want to give all the details right now for obvious reasons.
        Many of our ancient temples and Buddhist sacred sites are taking over by Malabaris who have Indian connections. The Rajapaksas are behind them. The latest example is Seruwila ancient temple and the sacred site.
        Sigiri is only one example. Even the real name of Thurparamaya is not Thuparamaya.

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          Manel Fonseka

          Please bear with Champa, as she/he is suffering from selective amnesia.
          If she really wants to know about Dr. Raja de Silva all she has to do is google his name.

          She is not a serious person.

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          Manel,
          You won’t get actual sources from Champa. Getting feathers off a tortoise is easier. She believes that Gautama Buddha was born in Mahiyangana too.

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          Sigiriya is not Sigiriya
          Thurparamaya is not Thuparamaya
          Is Champa Champa or not?
          *
          Is it not a grand illusion, Maayaa that we are all living in?

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          Who is Dr Raja de Silva ?

          http://sigiriya.org/rajadesilva-book.htm

          Now only you have been exposing all these to CT readers ? Champa what is wrong with you ?

          It was not overlooked, how RAJAAKSHEs looted the state from 2005-2015, was clear to us and entire world, but not to that 6.9 millions of voters (incl. you CHAMPA)

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    ……Bad Leadership has left country cursed …….says the Cardinal.

    My thoughts went to that play by T.S.Eliot- Murder in the Cathedral.
    Archbishop Thomas Becket; In this instance Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit. Henry 11 has been replaced by our own version……….

    The Power of the Church should not undermine Stability and State Power- ————-

    Just a thought going by past scenarios…..

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    Let us reflect in sadness, on the fact that so many were mass-murdered on a holy day in places of worship and not titillate on the statements by the Sri Lankan head of the religious group mostly affected by this attack. Do not forget that it was the call of His Eminence that prevented a bloody violence aftermath the 04/21 attacks. Everyone knows that in this country two important things can jolt a government of whatever political party. Firstly, it is hard cash. Akin to that is the ability to tilt the majority of Parliament from a specified level. (To Yahapalana it was the simple majority and for “Vision of the future” it is a two thirds majority). Officials! Oh! Buying them is cheesecake, as they would sell their own mother as a slave/prostitute. Although Lee Kuan Yew remained a simple man to his dying day, he ensured that the Ministers and Officials were well paid so that there is no corruption. Miscreants at the top? They were promptly punished. To this date the Sri Lankan authorities would prefer to be in the dark akin to the Biblical statement “NONE are so blind as those who WILL NOT SEE”.

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    The cardinal is a typical sri lankan. Will vote a criminal into power and then complain later that he is a criminal!

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