9 August, 2020

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CBK response to “uneducated and uncultured rascals”

By Colombo Telegraph –

You shouldn’t believe what Patricia wrote

Responding to a news item published in the Colombo Telegraph which was later reproduced by Colombo based The Sunday Leader on October 16, 2011, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge says “she wish to completely dissociate herself from the comments of a personal nature directed at the Rajapaksa family.”

The relevant news Item published in the Colombo Telegraph quote a leaked US diplomatic cable. The Colombo Telegraph found the leaked cable from the WikiLeak database. The cable classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” and recount details of a meeting ambassador Patricia A. Butenis has had with former President Chandrika Kumaratunga on 14th December 2009.

The US Ambassador wrote to Washington “President Kumaratunga found the Rajapaksa family involvement in politics very distasteful and called them ‘uneducated and uncultured rascals.’ She worried that the political climate since her term had become “vindictive and threatening” and that Rajapaksa had ‘muddied the thinking’ of masses.”

Read the full news item “WIKILEAKS – ‘RAJAPAKSAS ARE UNEDUCATED AND UNCULTURED RASCALS’ – CBK” here;

Her response

Read the Sunday Leader news item here;

The former President Kumaratunga says” This refers to a dispatch purportedly sent by the US Ambassador in Colombo to the US State Department appearing in WikiLeaks. I’m totally unaware of the existence of such a dispatch. It is a fact that when I meet foreign Ambassadors in Colombo, as well as leaders of other countries at various international events we do discuss matters of common interest, such as world affairs, the situation in their countries and mine.”

“It is possible that in giving an analysis of Sri Lankan situation. I would have stated some of the facts carried in the said news item about the overall situation in the country – which are facts that any objective person knows to be correct. However, I wish to completely dissociate my self from the comments of a personal nature directed at the Rajapaksa family.” she further says.

The leaked cables are confidential correspondents from the US embassies around the world and the US government has a policy not to comment on contents appearing in WikiLeaks.

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    Madam are you scared of White Van? ;)

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      Yes Vinifreda, u r correct.This foolish woman may have uttered such nosence after a couple ofdrinks complrtely forgetting her WRONG DOINGS!!!
      This damn woman should realise that “IF NOT FOR RAJAPAKSES, SRI LANKA WOULD HAVE CONTINUED TO SUFFER THE KILLINGS & DESTRUCTIONS BY THE ILLETERATE BRUTAL TAMIL TERRORISTS,LTTE!!!”

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    It is very unfortunate what happened to Mrs. CBK. When she got elected people had lot of hopes and she shattered them in no time. She had lots of vultures around her, making all kind of deals to make money. One can blame Mangala Samaraweera, or Anuruddha Ratwatte or other stooges who were around her for her failure, but ultimately buck stops with her not with any others. She was responsible for her own demise. It was well known that she had too much of love for alcohol. She was never a disciplined and responsible leader. Probably she may have made this statement after few drinks.

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    Sounds like the uneducated uncultured robber brothers.

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    Madam, you were correct about brothers and the family. even you deny it now, You and Colombo Telegraph made a slogan against the brothers and the family “uneducated and uncultured rascals” ;) now it is very famous in Colombo.
    thank you madam.

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      ONLY FOOLISH ,IGNORANT GOONS COMMENT ON PEOPLE LIKE THIS THIS ONLY SHOWS HER CALIBRE.AND CLASS.

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    Madam,were you drunk at that meeting?

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    This woman is a hard-core alcoholic. No one takes notice of anything she utters now because she was the worst leader in Sri Lanka’s history.

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    You rascals may can call them what ever you want to, but those brothers are doing and will do none others have done to our country. Think about the foreign reserves, GDP growth, infrastructure progress, —–What did madam do during her time. Sold all our asssts. What will you call her ?

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      You mean to say borrowed foreign reserves?

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    How do you attack President Mahinda Rajapakse as uneducated???? Chandrika has only passed her GCE (Ordinary Level) while this president is an Attorney-at-Law from the “Prestigious Law College Of Sri Lanka” . MR has proved that he is a capable leader who destroyed terrorism after 30 years of suffering with his Strong Leadership…we Sri Lankans love him as ‘we and the country are safe’ with him. Bandaranaikes starting from her Father and Mother destroyed this country, SWRD Destroyed the racial harmony with his ‘stupid sinhala only’, nationalised Schools and made all sinhalayas ‘Yakkos’ with No Knowledge of English, thanks to a few private Schools otherwise today we would have only swabasha qualified Gamaralas….Nationalised Transport, Plantations, Industries, made the Country another Somalia forcing people to Buy ‘Kerosine oil ‘ smelling local Textiles, eat only Bathala and Manioc, and penalizing and humiliating the ordinary people in Police stations for transporting Rice in excess of 2 Kgs…Bandaranaikes virtually destroyed this country. Today MR has directed that all schools , Universities, Law schools to have English medium and made English ‘sort of compulsory’, he also has initiated IT/computer education in all schools……

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      Spot on!
      Its sad when people forget history, discard its learnings and venture out trying to make the same mistakes again… People should realise that if you dwell too much in the past, you will never be able to live the present, fully.

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    Please forgive her as she was drunk at the time and did not know what she was saying. If you catch her when she is sober (hopefuly between 9 and 10 AM with a bit of luck) she will say something sensible. Cultured ! this woman never knew the meaning of the word. free meal and booze; yes yes would do anything for that.

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    Whatever said and done, Sri Lankans are the most literate in the region…….!

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    The real judgment is in the hands of the people. Anybody can say anything about anyone but the people are not prepared to buy anything sold to them. But they say there is no smoke without fire. I am not prepared accept CBK’s denial. She would have said that when she was little high. Americans are very clever how to get someone worked up. I am sure that even the video also will be available on this ‘uncultured’ meeting to sell one’s own country!

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    Now that the world knows the ” UNEDUCATED , UNCULTURED AND RASCALS ” we on the other hand find certain actions mushrooming to the society today. How is that the same expressions indicated by Madam such as – Uneducated – it’s possible that GOTA has his own King pings , Gangsters and Drug Dealers to move with the society and organize for the next elections. ( perfect example Kolonnawa election day ) . UNCULTURED – Ignorance to seed the needs of various communities and to reach them , to recognize their presence . RASCALS – Giving priority to the underworld , Control the society by Gangsters , Corruption in big scale within the community, priority given to corrupt officials.Law biding society should keep silent to all power hungry politicians .

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    EVEN IF SHE WAS DRUNKED , SHE HAS TOLD THE TRUTH.

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    WHAT EVER SAID CAN BE ANALYSED…….PRESIDENT MAHINDA VOTED BY THE PEOPLE …DID NOT FULFILL THEIR ASPIRATIONS….DEVELOPMENT IS GREAT,WAR ENDED GREAT..BUT COST OF LIVING INCREASED 200 PERCENT,WHAT HAVE EVEN DONE FOR THE MASSES,PROMISED A PAY INCREASE NOT DONE…NOBODY WANTED A HARBOR NOT FUNCTIONAL IN HAMBANTOTA,OR CRICKET GROUNDS IN HAMBANTOTA,SELLING STATE LANDS FOR THEIR BENEFITS IN A TRANSPARENT MANNER KNOWN ONLY TO THE BROTHERS NAMELY GOTTA N BASIL…..SO MUCH KILLINGS NO INVESTIGATIONS…WHAT IS THIS DAYLIGHT KILLING OF BHARATHA LAKSMAN….DUMINDA SHOULD BY NOW BE PLACES UNDER ARREST…. OR LASANTHA…SO MANY MORE UNANSWERED…COLD CASES………..IMMEDIATELY ALL ADVISERS BE TERMINATED INCLUDING GL….STILL REPUTATION CAN BE BUILT…..RELEASE THE GENERAL WHOSE CASE WENT ON FAST TRACK TO PUT HIM IN JAIL…BE LIKE LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE….FIRST THE PEOPLE THEN DEVELOPMENT..SEE WHAT IS ACHIEVED….JUSTICE N DEMOCRACY..DO NOT POLITISE THE MEN IN UNIFORMS OR THE LEGAL SYSTEM……THE INDIVIDUAL MR I HAVE KNOWN WAS DIFFERENCE ..THE WHOLE ADVISORS BE REMOVED INCLUDING SIBLINGS IF NECCESSARY…..CAPABLE EDUCATED ARE A PLENTY…….THE DIRECTION SHOULD BE REDIRECTED….LOOK AROUND WE CAN SEE HOW ROUGHES DIE….PROCEED AS A DARMISTA LEADER…THIS IS MY VIEW…..MIGHT IS NOT RIGHT.

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      well said. Good reply to blind followers. They think wining the war has written a blank cheque to engage in dirty activities. Cbk whether she drunk or good or bad has said the correct.

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    Education is not passing exams and having qualifications after your name. It is spending time in great centres like Paris and walking the portals of those institutions and sleeping in the dorms like at New Sorbourne even if you returned with no certificates. ‘Culture’ is class only Maha Mudliyars family could aspire to, including wining dining with young people in Left Bank restaurants. ‘Rascals’ are those who do not belong to that Class. As Jaqualine (former Beauty Queen ) said recently may be even those not with right size . “SIze matters” said Jaquie!
    That said, judge the present Rajapaksas not by what she is supposed to have said whether she had had one too much at the time. Judge them by their own deeds.There is enough around us. .

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    I DONT BELIEVE WHAT CBK CLAIMS NOW, SHE IS A MOUTH PIECE OF ‘WATTI AMMA’ OR “MALU KADE WOMAN” (fish market woman) SHE SUCH A FILTHY WOMAN. SHE NEVER SUITABLE FOR A PRESIDENT BUT UNFORUNATELY DUE TO SYMPATHY OF WIJAYA, SIRIMAWO & SWRD SHE BECAME PRESIDENT. SHE IS SUITABLE TO CLEAN TOILETS!

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    So far MR running the country is far above standards. In pretext of this good work some unhealthy retired government officers re-appointed are clinging to the government machinery and not allow senior officers
    to work but are in the habit of chasing them away from doing their works and that is bad.For that matter
    his intervention is very much needed

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    this is nothing more tan just lies and nature of her political leadership over years.this ladies used to lies and destroyed the country.mounting of public cheating and corruptions as well as many more mu-practice of her administration make the entire nation to suffering.this lady can changed nay matter .may be she used french and English together so difficult to understand by USA officers.today no matter what you write current president bring dignity and respect back to nation and do not deal with LTTE like you. where is your friend wasantha raja .?

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    The stupid morons who are yelling out for the uneducated, uncultured bastards are even more uneducated, uncultured and bastardly than Rajapakshas themselves because:

    (a) everyone knows that it is a proven fact that as the cables reveal Rajapakshas have not undergone higher education, that Basil has been expelled from school, Mahinda has not passed A/L, Mahinda did not qualify to enter Law College and he did so by a temporary hole in the law and Fernandopulle’s comments proves how he passed law exam. If Rajapaksha acolytes have amnesia and cannot recollect these things the more recent Namal baby’s Law College fiasco would stand proof as to how Rajapakas’ theory of passing law college examination!

    (b) Their bungling of everything in the country is ample proof that they have not obtained the level of education a statesman should possess to rule a country: from nursery to university, from remotest dispensary to general hospital, from gramaseva division to parliament, from police station to attorney general’s department, from poor farmer to multi-million businessman, from the tiny islet to the whole country they have bungled, deformed, undermined, adulterated, usurped and plundered at the very foundation. The entire democracy has been mutilated, vivisectioned and grafted with moronic Rajapksha dystopian measures and maneuvers. The Oxford fiasco and the hired PR firm’s writing the script for UN speech for MR is a stark instance of the level of education Rajapakshas possess.

    (c) The bastardliness is vividly evidenced in the incidents of harboring drug dealers like Mervyn, Duminda, Lansa etc, rapists like Vidanapathirana, pardoning convicted criminals and rapists, willful ruining law and order in the country, criminalization and politicization of the whole structure of the entire country.

    (d) Even though she later denied the story, the wording of denial is constructed in such a way as to both reaffirm her stance and at the same time gives fake denial to “uneducated” Rajapkshas and the morons desperately trying to whitewash Rajapskshas to be satisfied who would fail to read between lines.

    Chandrika even though not very far from the negative attributes of Rajapakshas has spoken the truth and nothing but the truth in calling them “uneducated, uncultured bastards”.

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