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Catastrophic Equilibrium: How To Break The Deadlock

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

It is a Mexican standoff in the Indian Ocean. We are in a seemingly intractable situation. The finest political thinker of late modernity, Antonio Gramsci, described such situations such as the current one by the term “catastrophic equilibrium…an equilibrium of forces tending towards catastrophe.”

We learn as schoolkids that an irresistible force meeting an immovable object, results in explosion.

The irresistible force is the “whole of society” civic movement, or simply, The Movement, which has gone to the root of the problem, and demands the removal of the autocrat. Though some argue that the ‘real’ problem is economic, those who are suffering most from the economic calamity understand that the country needs a fresh start; a reset for a re-boot.

Contrary to the neoliberal local pundits, The Hindu Editorial of April 6th refers to the Movement in Sri Lanka as a “political revolution”. The Movement has a simple, clear, strong slogan, GOTA GO HOME!

In the present case the immovable object is President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who refuses to resign in a catastrophic context in which any decent, self-respecting leader in any other country would have done so.

Instead, he is in a bunker mode, digging in, while the vast majority of the entirety of the populace is against him. He has only one source of political support, the bulk of the SLPP MPs. That reckoning does not include their vote base which seems to have evaporated. The SLPP cannot even muster a single mass demonstration anywhere in the country in support of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s continued incumbency. At best they can muster a cluster of supporters to defend their residences.

The last card in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s deck is the military (together with the STF). I venture to suggest that it is also his ex-military brothers-in-arms, and a few members of the currently serving brass, who are reinforcing his decision to stay.

Taking in the present state of manifest, active discontent focused precisely at the President, discontent that extends to almost every Sri Lankan community on the planet including Estonia, is it at all possible for any rational mind to imagine a scenario in which President Gotabaya Rajapaksa can maintain the status quo, remain in office for the rest of his term? I certainly cannot.

Therefore, the situation is deadlocked: The People’s Movement demands that GR GO HOME; GR will not go home; the Movement will not go home either.

Judging by the Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando’s discourse, Camp GR seems to think that the status quo can hold simply by saying NO, standing its ground and forcefully pushing back. The dangerous official discourse is already suggesting without supporting evidence that the Movement is driven by a dangerously subversive agenda of the JVP, which is of course the same lie that Minister Ananda Tissa de Alwis uttered in 1983, accusing the JVP of Black July and proscribing it, making inevitable the horrendous Southern Civil War of the late 1980s.

A Military Solution?

Voltaire said “if we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities”. As the contemporary colloquialism goes, if you are a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

For the military mindset of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and those closest to him, those he relies on, behind the Civic Movement is a violent revolutionary attempt by the JVP, i.e., a security threat. By ‘securitizing’ a social, political and economic problem, the militarist GR bloc will inevitably arrive at a hyper-securitized, militaristic solution. There may be a military crackdown and an ensuing induction of the military into rulership.

Regular readers of my column may recall my alarm when in 2020 with the onset of Covid-19 and the scheduled parliamentary election, the hardliners of Team GR openly denounced elections, called for the parliament to be shut down, the postponement of elections for 5 years and worst of all, rule by the President with the Armed Forces. For the militarist Far-Right, that was Plan A, not Plan B. In the context of the challenge from the unarmed Civic Revolution, that Plan A which probably was shelved as Plan B, may now be dusted-off for implementation.

If activated, it may cause some temporary disruption, but will generate a far worse problem. Militarists may think that provoking the Movement into armed resistance will make it easier to destroy, but the Sri Lankan situation today is quite specific. The economy is collapsing and the only way for it to even begin to stop its deadfall is to put out a good news story of the President’s resignation and the departure of the Rajapaksas. Since that won’t happen, any repression of the vast protest Movement will only cause the economy to hit rock bottom because repression will trigger a General Strike and an uprising.

When that resistance is bloodily suppressed, the economy will be wrecked, the ruler will have an angry populace of all social classes, races and religions, to rule over. Already, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa no longer has any “soft power”, that which Prof Joseph Nye described as the power of a narrative to persuade and attract. He only retains “hard power”. If he deploys that hard power in the irreversible absence of soft power, he will lose every last shred of legitimacy, have to make an economy work, run a country, secure compliance from a bitter citizenry and survive a firestorm of global denunciation leading to sanctions.

Cumulatively it is a recipe for a violent revolution, waged mainly by youth from the working people and the older working people themselves, supported by an awakened educated youth and parents from the privileged classes. This time a guerrilla war will be sustainable in the countryside and the cities, eventually leading to an armed insurrection of the whole nation, and the bloody overthrow of the regime and the entire political, social and economic order. Think the overthrow of the Somoza oligarchy and the defeat of the National Guard (the military) by the Sandinistas of Nicaragua in 1979.

This scenario can be avoided, the outcome deflected. There is a way.

A Political Transition

The only meaningful discussion today is the discussion on a political transition.

Since the President will not resign, the parliament must become the engine of the transition, drawing its social power from the democratic Civic Movement and becoming the instrument of the collective political will of society.

Since President GR will not transition out, he must be transitioned down; downsized. Parliament can do that.

While the pressure must be kept up relentlessly and the struggle speeded up, peacefully escalated for the goal of Gota Go Home, the Parliament can cut the ground from under him, while he still sits in his Presidential chair. This is not by abolishing the Executive Presidency as the Leader of the Opposition suggested, because that would not secure the support of the SLFP and the all-important 40 dissidents, and would require a Referendum (notwithstanding Jayampathy Wickremaratne’s opinion).

The ‘abolition’ solution poses a more serious risk. Any student of democratic transitions knows that the armed forces must be brought on board or at least neutralized or else the hawks succeed in enlisting them to abort a peaceful democratic transition. If the Sri Lankan armed forces feel that the executive presidency is about to abolished while Provincial councils stand, thereby enfeebling the strong center, a strong state, it will be more likely to intervene against society.

Shrink Gota

My solution is much more doable. Here I write not only as a political scientist and published author, but perhaps more pertinently, as a political scientist who as a Vice-President of the UNHRC, the Chairman of the ILO, and the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the UN’s Durban Declaration against Racism, has of necessity gained considerable experience as a negotiator and consensus-builder (capable also of garnering majorities when compromise is impossible).

All Parliamentary parties should look at two texts: the 20th amendment and the 19th. The 20th amendment should be stripped of excessive powers. The 19th amendment should be tweaked to avoid the disasters of the past. The methodology should not be to strive for a result which any one party is happy with. There should be no unnecessary wrangling. The methodology should be one that gets to the goal.

What should that goal NOT be? It should not be the maximum agreement among a minimum number. Instead, the goal should be the minimum level of achievement of a maximum number in Parliament, so as to obtain a two-thirds majority in as short a time frame as possible (set a tight deadline; work continuously), to arrive at a solution before the regime sends in the tanks and there is blood running freely in the streets outside.

Once the 20th amendment is downsized, the wholly legitimate objection of the Opposition to serving under an autocratic Gotabaya Rajapaksa would be no longer be relevant. If the 19th amendment is re-set and rebooted, it should be possible to install an all-parties or multi-party interim/provisional administration. Such an administration can negotiate with the IMF to stabilize the economy and take the pressure off the people, while safeguarding the rights and living standards of the people.

Such an administration could also facilitate an early election at Presidential and parliamentary levels so the country can re-start with a clean slate, as powerfully demanded by the people of Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankans around the world in the Diaspora, speaking with one voice, effectively exercising their sovereignty as enshrined in the Constitution.

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    Dayan,
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    I have read this article, and I think your observations quite sound. As a political novice who has decided that unless the NPP does some

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      I’m sorry about this. The above is one of the comments cut off by a power failure.
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      It used to be irritating to get off from electricity for a few hours. When there was the occasional “maintenance power-cut” one was grateful for the decency of those who gave you advance notice.
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      We have now learnt that one of the most menacing euphemisms is “power-shedding” – worthy of Orwell.
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      Intuiting, it has made me realise the extent to which the common-sense of human beiings can be subverted by “applied science”.
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      I’ve begun to appreciate how wise it i

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      But now THAT got cut off only because I decided to revert to my irritating little notebook computer after getting used to the over-powered desk-top computer that I was sensible enough to purchase about seven months ago.
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      I’ve realised that many are idiot enough to purchase lap-tops when almost all their use is at home.
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      But the wisdom that I was speaking of – camping in places like the Horton Plains where one is forced to forego “mod-cons” for a few days. I’m afraid that I’ve usually been rather too lazy to undertake such adventures. But this surely is the way to really get the most delight out of the marvels of modern technology – do without any of them for a few days each year.
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      Also, I’ve heard that the Spartans of old were forced to have sex only as a forbidden activity which they couldn’t get caught out while having. Those guys must have got a real thrill out of it.
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      tbc

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      And how thrilling it must have been to those sweet young things, when Lysistrata said that the women could finally call off their strike.
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      Now that last observation was a bit dangerous. Someone who knws his Aristophanes much better than me may point out that I have revealed the paucity of my knowledge of Old Greek Comedy in that I can’t remember how the play ended.
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      But what I mean to say is, that if we ever emerge alive from these deprivations, the Rajapaksas will never be able to make a come-back. And that reminds me to tell you that today I’d better retire earlish because I’ve got to get to Badulla by 9.30 latest for a protest organised by the NPP.
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      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 483111444V)

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        Dayan, my advice to Gota is to hand over power to the opposition. I will take a safe bet that, within six months people will be back on the streets shouting “Sajith get out”.
        Correct path to take, however unpalatable it is, is to surrender to India completely. Get a team from Tamil Nadu headed by Stalin to rule the country. After all if you go through history, Srilanka had been either ruled by foreigners or been a vassal state of Pandyan kingdom.

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          “….Srilanka had been either ruled by foreigners or been a vassal state of Pandyan kingdom…..”

          Gnana, why don’t you seek help? You really do!!!

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          GS
          Not pandians , but Cholas

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    “……Voltaire said “if we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities”……”

    DJ, you are a funny little boy!! You forget things so quickly….Did you ever think that Voltaire phrase will one day come after you when you decided to climb up the steps to ‘Mahinda Sulanga’ stage in Nugegoda circa 2016??

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    The Russian currency took a nose dive very similar to the Sri Lankan currency. It wasn’t a fault of Putin’s handling of the economy this happened. The currency was manipulated to fall. Putin forced all Russion oil purchases to be in the Russian currency. That is how they managed to restore the value of their currency. Sri Lanka does not have oil but it has something of simalar value. This is the island’s authentic and hidden history. Reaveal this history. It can be used to recover the value of the currency.

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    DJ, I’m no political scientist or established published author, but confident in saying Antonio Gramsci, Voltaire ,Neo liberal pundits and many others names you drop in so often, would not have dreamed of a situation like in Lanka. Lately there are daily inquiries from my non Lankan friends, colleagues, acquaintances, hospital staff and even patients, about Lankan crisis, As soon I start explaining, by saying, we have brothers who were elected as the President, PM, FM, DM, SM… …even before completing statement, 1) few give the look as though I am the one who’s crazy, 2) some seems to have heard enough and cut me off by changing topic 3) few out of respect pretend to hear the rest , making sure not to ask any further question 4) few feel pity and sorry for me (not for the country), but avoid mentioning .5) Many seems to be utterly confused/lost/overwhelmed/perplexed or clueless after our brief conversation. Hence it’s clear to me that no theoretician, scientist, political guru would have ever dreamed of a situation like’ what we have in Lanka. And you trying to explain with such theories seems like comedy (at least to me). DJ just be plain and simple saying ,” Rajapaksas are a family of crooks, most Lankans are retards, so they elected the whole family and now they are eternally screwed.”

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      If anyone disagree please quote an example in modern political history. I am aware during historical times there were lineage of family members who ruled for decades. Even then, I doubt any would have had the audacity to share power with hundreds of their own family members, without being questioned.

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      Nothing can be more weird, than these men getting elected not once but twice by their own people. Knowing Lankans well, it will not be a surprise any one of them getting elected again. Should I divulge this to my well wishers , hell NO.

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      “DJ just be plain and simple saying ,” Rajapaksas are a family of crooks, most Lankans are retards, so they elected the whole family and now they are eternally screwed.” “

      In a nutshell! ………. the rest is to justify one’s “PhD” ……… that’s what the pseudo-elite/”elite” expect …….

      More words = more bullshit.

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      Chiv, with all due respect, I must tell you this story. I visited Chennai in 1993 (then Madras) as a young man, just out of the uni, eager to explore my neighborhood. I traveled to Bangalore on a A/C special tourist bus for INR 140 I guess, because there was no decent train service to board without getting crammed as a sardine!! There was NO IT companies in Bangalore at all!! It was a sleepy cool town at that time, I loved it!! I met a couple of people there who asked me when I mentioned I was from SL, ‘Oh you people have a phone that can be taken anywhere …??….” They meant our Celltel phone at that time, and I said yes.
      That was India in 1992. An absolute inclusive socialist country.
      They did not have mobile phones at that time.
      They didn’t have colour TV at that time.
      Sri Lanka had all that.
      Now you compare the times and tell me what has really gone wrong…!! :(

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        Jit, just about that time I left after living almost 6 years (neighboring state)completing my undergraduate medical schooling. I do not find anything wrong in what you said. But today we both know, for such a diverse country with not the best of governing, they still managed to take huge strides. One of the reason is their prevailing sense to include apolitical people like Manmohan, Abdul Kalam , and many educated experts and specialists, into government.

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    Dayan wants to work within JR’s constitution and only makes minor changes to 20 A and 19A and keeps the Executive Power intact.
    He is supposed to be an experienced negotiator and consensus-builder when? All lies!, bull shit!
    He is simply frightening the entire populace with stories of blood bath in the streets; -frightened, all political parties will arrive at a consensus to form an interim/provincial government to talk with the IMF.
    Oh so simple, everyone will be happy and Gota will continue as Executive President to complete his term.
    It is a classic betrayal of the thousands in the street demanding Gota+ 225 to go with all the Rajapakses after returning all the money robbed.
    Dayan on a rescue mission!

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    Some Buddhist bhikkus and Sinhalese people wanted a strong leader like Hitler to lead Sri Lanka. Rajapakse clan grabbed this concept and brought Gota as the president. Whole of Sri Lanka know Gota’s credential – mass murderer of Tamils and Sinhalese. He did these murders with impunity, and Sinhalese people accept it as normal. After all they have been used to periodic pogroms against Tamils. They voted a mass murderer as their supreme leader.

    It is a moral shame on the 6.9 million voters, mostly Sinhalese who voted him in. Then they gave the SLPP mafia big majority in the general election – buying stooges from all communities to get two-thirds majority.

    The Sinhalese didn’t understand how Hitler and Nazi Germany ended. Now we all know Gota is a paper Hitler. He will fight to the just because if he loses he will end up in a jail some where.

    With pundits predicting this or that to happen it is interesting to wait and see where all this ends.

    In the mean time I am sorry for the poor people who may not even get one meal a day.

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      Read this Al Jazeera article
      https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/no-sri-lankan-rich-or-poor-spared-as-economic-crisis-worsens/ar-AAW0HNa?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=b2288416c1e348a2881ca116cf68b5bb
      :-). Nice they made the Thamizh suffer from the time of independence, Lose their lands, and jobs, denied them higher education, and jobs, stole their land and settled Chingkallams in their hundreds of thousands, used fake and concocted history to destroy and convert ancient Hindu temple to Buddhist. Regularly organized state-sponsored pogroms against the Thamizh from 1956 to 1983 to kill rape and torture them and loot and destroy their hard-earned money and wealth. Made 1 million stateless soon after independence and forcibly deported most of them to India, chased another million during the last thirty years largely to the west. Used the state’s recourses to deny the Thamizh their ancient history, language, and heritage and destroy all traces of this, wherever possible. Deliberately killed around 145000 innocent Thamizh civilians in May 2009 and tortured and raped many, incarcerated around 300000 in Nazi-like concentration camps. All done in the name of Mahavamsa fairy tale, Chinkallam, and Buddhism. Celebrated all this and named all these war criminals who committed these war crimes, mass killings, torture, and ” Golden Heroes”. Golden Heroes indeed must be Gold plated, pewter, or made of clay.

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        Voted en masse for these narcissistic racist war criminal psychopaths, as they promised them more and more indignities and hardships will be heaped on the Thamizh, and whatever little that they have left, their homes, lands, farms, places of worship, will also be taken away from them and given to the Chingkallams and they will enjoy paradise.

        Yes, their evil racist psychopath war criminal leader and gang have now given them paradise and they are crying out in joy. God does move in a mysterious way. To the vast majority of the Thamizh, other than the namesake affluent ones from Colombo, who are only Thamizh by name but more Chingkallam, nothing has changed from the 1970s, we are used to these hardships that were deliberately imposed on us for 40 years or more and know how to improvise and survive. If the Chingkallams have not learned a good lesson from this and what has resulted from their racist behaviour and always electing self-serving racist psychopaths and narcissists, who promise them paradise and wonderful good life on the back of marginalized Thamizh, nothing else will save them. This is a wake-up call.

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      Thiru,
      “Whole of Sri Lanka know Gota’s credential – mass murderer of Tamils and Sinhalese.”
      —-
      Whole country know Gotabhaya Rajapakshe’s credentials not as a mass murderer of Tamils and Sinhalayo but as a person who gave leadership to eliminate Tamil terrorists who massacred hundreds of thousands innocent unarmed Sinhala Buddhist men, women, children, Buddhist monks and even fetus of Sinhala pregnant women for three decades using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s, chemical bombs, swords and machetes bragging that they cannot be defeated militarily.
      Instead of killing Demalu, Gotabhaya liberated about 300,000 innocent Demala civilians kept as a human shield by Tamil terrorists. Barbaric Tamil terrorists shot at those who tried to escape and seek help from Sri Lanka Army.

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        Mahindapala, “Whole country know that Gota gave leadership to eliminate Tamil terrorists”. Unfortunately, now the whole world know that the descendants of those Tamil terrorists are giving leadership to eliminate Rajapakse swindlers and murderers.

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        EE,

        What is the correct Sinhala term for serial-killer?

        Bahuthara Minimaruwa?

        I know bahuthara means many …….. but is it correct to use in this context?

        As a great Sinhalaya, well versed in the language, can you come with a suitable term: not a Sinhala jawbreaker?

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        EE, Gota NEVER gave any bloody leadership to eliminate LTTE.
        It was done by Sarath Fonseka!!
        What Gota did was escaping the core times of the war to USA citing ‘brain damage’ (that is true!!) when Denzil Kobbe and Wijaya W. were leading the troops.
        Gota is a world class COWARD….!!!!

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    Prince Namal resigned.
    Princess Limini left the country.
    Princess Tatyana left the country.
    Queen Shiranthi is not misbehaving on State television unlike Mrs Hema Premadasa.

    What more do these rioters want?

    These are all poor fellows rioting for a buth packet. Poverty is self created. When I was discharged from the Army, it appeared like our family future was over despite having properties.

    I got admitted to an Ivy league school at the age of 35 when people said I was too old to go to school. Then ended up being a very successful Fund Manager. I hate poor people because they are not enterprising. And most of the simpletons here are Communist, poor and are envious of others.

    Stop blaming the Royal family and go look after your own well being.

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      Regie, Discharged from army to Ivy league graduate and now fund manager. Quite a transition. If only, Gotha could have achieved one tenth of yours ??? By the way FM post is still vacant.

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        Regie, I am sure Gotha will be happy to recruit you back. Will you sacrifice you fund management to help Gotha stay Royal. You are absolutely right in saying poverty, bankruptcy and failure in Silly Lanka are self created. This is what people get in return. How fortunate you’re.

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      Shemale,
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      What a bastard you should be.

      As even little ones know it today, blood sucking Mahinda family looted the last coin of the poor … Today even lads and ladettes calling him ” Gotbaya Meeharaka, Mahindaya Mati haraka”. THe curse would not leave them until their last breaths. Half dead mahinda earns no respect any more … his fake self adulation tactics would not last in the minds of the villagers anymore .. I would not be surprised, if the bugger would be found dead in a drain to the manner his siamesian brother from Tripoli fated it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9zshh9riok

      Alone ” I hate poor people because they are not enterprising. And most of the simpletons here are Communist, poor and are envious of others.”

      would not come, if you have hearts…. you the kind of sons of bitchs put uneducated men above … for their political survival.

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      Regie boy, I never knew that the army fired the only mascot they ever had for screwing up the clown show. Then you became a fund manager? Hahaha that is a real hoot.

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    I have been wrong in the past. I could be wrong again. No decision that kills Namal becoming a President will be acceptable to Mahinda.

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    nimal fernando

    You missed a procession of no more than 50 people (I am being generous to the b…. carriers) mostly middle aged men and a few women, marching on the street, shouting “Apita Ona Gota”….

    Do you remember we heard the same noise from Wimal in Rising Nugegoda in 2015.
    Do you have any objection if they want to have Gota to themselves.
    In fact I don’t.
    The crowd should keep him somewhere secured.

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      “mostly middle aged men and a few women”

      That leaves out poor EE! ……… Was he unable to rouse the support of his fellow geriatric?

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    “We learn as schoolkids that an irresistible force meeting an immovable object, results in explosion.”
    How come that nobody taught me that law.
    Is not an eternal stalemate another possibility?
    *
    I know the story of a man who claimed that he could produce spears that will pierce through ant shield and also shields that no weapon could penetrate .
    A potential buyer asked him what will happen if his spear and shield confronted each other in battle.
    There was no answer, but I think that they cleverly avoid confrontation. That is realpolitik.
    In all DJ has in effect said nothing.
    Thanks to him for not mentioning his client.

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      I also wondered about that irresistible force meeting an immovable object resulting in explosion.
      Was it Newton’s fourth law of motion?
      And
      Catastrophic equilibrium!
      What is the relevant to the present countrywide protests?
      May be Antonio Gramsci used it in a different context!

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        DJ , is a moe of a politician than political scientist. Catastrophe or not , he continues with self boasting, image building, Spin doctoring, exploiting adversities( trade mark of Rajapaksas), name dropping, abuse of catch phrases, hysterical theatrics,…..For people living in Lanka he may appear as another Voltaire or Gamsci. For others just a yellow tabloid/ gossip publisher.

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          Think about it. Few readers knew and let their concerns known. People like Wijesekara has been warning us for years. KD and Rajan mentioned a few times. I do not remember DJ mentoring anything about economic CATASTROPHE. All he wrote was , how these failed political parties could grab power, again , spliting parties, forming political alliances for convenience, how to pull a political rug off feet …. its all about getting to 113. If not he was happy sticking to his one time theatrics in Geneva..

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          chiv

          I am sorry you are expecting too much of STUFF from him.
          Please leave him alone.

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    All with dual citizenships should not be a part of any government.
    The elections commissioner too is to be blamed – if he had excluded Gota from contesting , all these irregularities would not have happened. But now, how will Sri Lanka progress?
    The diaspora should have voting rights like the Indians abroad.

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    The only meaningful discussion today is the discussion on a political transition
    ————
    Yes and that should include identifying and throwing all freemasons out of all positions of power.

    Here we have a video, where a police officer in america is grilled about his links to freemasonry, and all he can do is bluster in a nervous way.
    The police forces world wide are filled with these satanists, just like the governments, corporate management, media etc:

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/iwQfLqHbu9vF/

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    Dear Mahinda Rajapaksa and Family,

    Time is running out. You and your family messed this country and it is time to go home peacefully and voluntarily without any loss of life, violence, damage to the properties and resources if you have at least a sense of humanity. This country needs peace and stability and change. Please allow that to happen.

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    old codger

    I found this youtube link which is claimed to have originated from (professional) Hackers Anonymous:

    Anonymous message to Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka. You have fourteen days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0DXwdjEUQY&t=31s

    Can you confirm if this is an authentic demand from the notorious somewhat useful Hackers Anonymous.

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    Whoever whatever being said and done, all what we experience today was not overlooked. It was like giving a kitchen knife and ask to do the job of a heart surgeon in saving a life of fatal patient.
    .
    People s reactions of the day are like a snow ball effect. Nothing can stop them protesting against until GOTABAYA and BP Mahinda are gone out their sights.

    Many of the protesters have not the least respect on Mahinda today. It took that long people to realize the truth. Man is/was a fake to the eyes of sensitive people. But the question is if our people at large could be named as sensitive. In fact, they are just emotional fools.

    People put the blame on him to have misled innocient masses for such a long period. Mahinda s dream will have to end up in a permament jail cell. So is the case with rest of his big family members.

    That day is nearing and … very same stupid people will start celebrating it to the manner they celebrated their come back in Nov 2019. It was a joke … to see wall paintings and how youth were inspired by easy tricks…. all the huge debt sheets were clear long ago.

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    Valaiththodam & Lemon Puff are meeting these days to scheme how to use this opportunity to exert themselves into this. Lemon Puff was ousted by the Royals for publicly campaigning against the IMF, while the protesting people wanted the Royals to negotiate with the IMF. Valaiththodam’s sole dream is “Power”. The rascal did not agitate removing the EP while he was in Yahapalanaya because he wanted to bypass “Victory Sterilized – infertile” Ranil and he became the President. But in time he will find out he is no different from Ranil. Solomon West went from UNP and defeated UNP. But Valaiththodam Jr. succumbed to Hitler Campaign in the 2019 election and failed to revive Dudley’s democracy because he was not prepared to challenge the idea of hiring a Hitler to invent new Sovereignty for the country. He is a Chameleon crook like Thero. Now he fears that publicly saying that he wants an EP job can be detrimental for getting that. So, this tricky Mussolini fascist is trying to forge deals with that filthy communist Stalin.

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    Don’t fear the military and stop, unlike the Viyathmaha who are scaring you by showing the Military. Viyathmaga are doing this because they are agents of the Royals, remember? The IC is watching; they will stop the military running over your reasonable revolution. Because if you are reasonable in your revolution, your revolution is protection for their states too. Already Canada, Europe, America, Britain, New Zealand, UN ….. have reminded the Appe Aanduwa against using the military against innocent protestors. If rapist Army or Royals ignore these warnings, then they are expediting their investigation in UNHRC, added to that with the current crimes against Humanity. (Keep informed the Colombo embassies in formal ways. If one of them fails, the other one will help for people’s course. Don’t dance for the tricky politicians exerting wedge between you and IC. There is no dollar in the country because, for decades, Anduwas, to keep their racist policies successful, preached anti-international lectures in the election platforms. Foxy Ranil excelled in that art, while CBK used Kadirgamar to go in another direction). See Russia now; you will be wiped out of the map if you oppose IC, like a mad man, for no reason)

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    Ceylon Revolutionists must continue until the current constitution can be suspended, and they gain authority to appoint an interim government run by people’s hand-picked representatives, with no election under this constitution or continuation of any position of this constitution.

    The Interim government should draft a constitution within 6 months and form a government, in which they explicitly baring participating any members of Chitanta, Yahapalanaya & Royal governments members and their families. Like German government banned the Nazi Party, any parliamentarian participated in the last 15 years government must be banned from practicing politics. Once the new permanent government takes power, it should have the authority to completely overhaul the Justice system & Central Bank and make them function independently. That constitution should have a provision that even if qualified, no relatives of parliamentary members or key politicians’ can be promoted to any senior positions in those institutions.
    Jaya Vewa!

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    Government is using electronic yammers to suppress news going out live. Keep Embassies informed of all important matters taking place, for your physical safety.

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