30 October, 2020

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Champika Ranawaka’s Casino Rant Highlights JHU Hypocrisy

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

The current casino crisis has ruffled a government that is generally unshaken by public outrage over anything. There are many sides to the casino project of Australian gambling magnate James Packer: its economic cost-benefit, the accountability process, and the moral dimension and social repercussions that it may entail.  Minister Champika Ranawaka-frontline face of the Jathika Hela Urumaya– has decided to take up arms over the moral and social repercussions. Indeed the public expectation about the JHU at the beginning was that the party would act as a badly needed moral conscience- raiser that can rein in a government prone to excesses. That expectation vanished when that party got reined in by the establishment. Has Chamipka given us new hope?

None, it seems when a high-profile JHU monk in Parliament reportedly made a statement in favour of the casino project. According to the report the monk had stated that Sri Lanka must move ahead with the rest of the world implying thereby that the casino idea is a progressive step forward. The two contradictory stands represent in different ways the religious hypocrisy of the “morals party.” We sinners know that it is not surprising for religious groups to be hypocritical. When such groups are tied to the political bandwagon their hypocrisy is metaphorically naked.

The pro-casino monk has agreed to the government proposal with the proviso that the Five-Star casino should be confined only to foreigners. It is bad for the locals but good for foreigners. The monk has had a moment of alzheimers when he forgot that the Dhamma is for all humanity and not merely for locals. If one takes up the position that allowing this casino is something morally outrageous isn’t it bad  nestling it in Colombo- the capital of Dhammadeepa- with a massive tax haven to boot?

The confusing thing is why both these JHU stalwarts have suddenly awoken to the moral issue? Neither of these two individuals made a hum while numerous and more obscene events took place under the eight-year long watch of this government?  When former General Fonseka was incarcerated and jailed? When Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was unceremoniously and controversially removed? When the current Chief Justice was controversially installed? When the constitution had been violated or abused? When abductions of government dissenters take place?  When the secretary of the Judicial Service Commission is assaulted in public? When drug dealers are given protective shelter and even authority? When rape and murder by Pradershiya Sabha  members take place? When prominent journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge was slaughtered on his way to office?

Furthermore, why hasn’t the JHU offered the advisory light of Buddhist compassion to the government’s post-war handling of the Tamil question? Why does it wait and watch while fortresses are being built against the Tamil people and not bridges that will diffuse the triggers for conflict and hostility? Silence means complicity.

Minister Champika and his Buddhist Party has a smaller but very poignant issue elsewhere in Lanka to be taken up immediately: Videos are doing the global cyber rounds that show baby elephants in Pinnawela,  that instinctively love to run around and play in the mud, being chained for tourist entertainment. Would this not ring a bell with the JHU and furnish the party with a little window of opportunity for achievement-now that it has failed in major areas?  If such an incident were to happen here in Australia- where few claim to be pious like Minister Champika and his JHU- there would have been horrendous shouts!

The JHU climbed to political position on the dead body of a Melbourne monk named Revd. Gangodavila Soma or ‘Soma Hamuduruwo.’  Soma Hamuduruwo had been one of those personages who although pretty ordinary can attract followers. Although controversial here in Melbourne the monk had been a go-getter; he had his strong faithfuls and equally strong foes. In the years before his death he had an unexpected phenomenal break in Lanka when he became famous for his bana. Soma Hamuduruwo overnight attracted a cult. Taking his enormous popularity at its tide Soma Hamuduruwo declared his candidature for Presidency. He went to Russia to accept a doctorate for a booklet he had written some years before that; unsupervised by an academic. That was itself unusual and didn’t put the Revd. monk in good light.  The monk was known to be an acute diabetic and this disease probably helped speed up toward his sudden death over there in Russia before he could earn his coveted goal. To the discerning, all this had been known. Yet the founding monks of the JHU entered into political fray to whip up the emotion that had been constructed over the death of the monk. The newly formed JHU promised that they would initiate an enquiry into Revd. Soma’s ‘controversial’ death and bring offenders to book. They put the blame on Christians because Revd. Soma had been accompanied to Russia by a Christian.

Over an emotional roller coaster the bhikkus of the JHU entered parliament but did nothing about their promise. Champika, leading nationalist JHU orator, was not in parliament then; yet he, too, did nothing about the promise. Instead, he weaved his way to parliament later.

It is ironic that over the years of a JHU-backed government Lankan Buddhist social values have been subjected to severe degradation.  A political system has been created that brings out the selfish gene of Lankan men and women. An oppressive climate prevails that shelters the government from scrutiny, keeps citizens in the dark and inquisitive citizens in danger zone. Civic institutions have been weakened under poor national leadership. The upshot is that the average man and woman simply mind “their own business” and cease to react with shock at brutal events that take place.

If this is the political and social outcome of JHU influence, that party should realize that it has no place in the political landscape other than to spark a revulsion against the broad Buddhist institution itself-some day, some time.

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    Why has Pathala Champika the Sinhala Nationalist (and by the way Dayan Jayathilake and Tamara K who were spouting third worldism not so long ago), not questioned the Rajapassa CHOGM party to celebrate British Colonialism while wasting massive funds?
    Rajapassa loves WHITE ELEPHANTS – witness the Hambantotoa port and airport without ships and planes. He has embraced the WHITE ELEPHANT colonial relic called the Commonwealth of Nations – which celebrates British Colonialism and influence peddling among CORRUPT THIRD WORLD MILITARY DICTATORS like Mahinda Rajapassa..
    CHOGM in two weeks will celebrate 2 things in Colombo:
    1) British Colonialism, racism and exploitation of Asia and Africa;
    2) The arrival and installation of the Rajapakse military Dictatorship in the post-colony called Sri Lanka.
    Obviously Human Rights in the post-colony is different from human rights in the West.. the post-colonial difference – a la Derrida!
    Sri Lankan Civil society and South Asian post-colonial scholars must start and lead the INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN to CLOSE DOWN THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF CLOWNS! The UNP under Ranil Wickramasinghe has also collaborated to enable the CHOGM party to celebrate British Colonialism and the Rajapassa military dictatorship in Colombo in two weeks time.

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      Dear Shamon Jayasinghe,

      “Champika Ranawaka’s Casino Rant Highlights JHU Hypocrisy”

      When it comes to hypocrisy, the list is very long…ling.

      1. Chmpika Ranawaka, aka Pachawaka, Baluwaka and Boruwaka, are all hypocrites, using Sinhala Buddhism ton their advantage.

      2. JHU is not alone. Look at the JHU monk who wants Casinos, the new Buddha Dhamma.

      3. BBS, Booru Balu Sena, rankings on Sinhala Buddhism

      4. Weerawamsa or Baluwamsa, hypocrite

      5. All for licking the a**** of the MaRas. the New Sinhala Buddhism.

      British Colonialists, than you for making it possible.

      We Salute you

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        IF Casino’s are taboo in SL , so should betting , buying lottery tickets, and buying stocks and shares be taboo too. Where do we stop ? Casino’s are up and running in SL for ages why the sudden interest ? I personally know one who had been asked to show the passport when entering the casino in Colpetty.

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          Do you work or have you been working in a casino Saro?
          No wonder you support the idea. Me too support casinos along with my cousin Fatima Fukushima.
          Let alone the lottery and stock market and share business,
          anything that his majesty does we support no matter what.
          We will go to any extent to prove that he is doing the right thing. After all our main objective is to modify Buddism.
          We dont care who oppose this wonderful idea, we shall go ahead and implement it by hook or by crook. We have JHU, BBS and other ven monks like Sobitha on our side. We have bought almost all of them already. Dr Harsha and Mr. Wickramasinghe and Mr. Anura Kumara so on can keep barking. Who cares!
          When out king goes out and bang his chest with both hands all people will support him. Worse comes to worst he would say I am ready go even to electric chair then our fools will change their views and be with him.

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            Yasodara Fukishima and Avatars,

            “After all our main objective is to modify Buddism.
            We dont care who oppose this wonderful idea, we shall go ahead and implement it by hook or by crook. We have JHU, BBS and other ven monks like Sobitha on our side. We have bought almost all of them already.”

            So, you want to Modify Buddhism to Sinhala Buddhism, that if different from Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism?

            We can call this Mara-yana Buddism, or Balu-yana Buddhism. In this Balu-yana Buddhism, called Sinhala New Buddhism, one gets to Nibbana and Nirvana by Gambling, Drinking and getting drunk, meditating on Casinos and entertaining prostitutes, boys and licking the asses of politicians, and becoming their donkeys and dogs, like BBS, Booru Balu Sena, Champika Pachawaka, Wimal Baluwansa and others.

            Budunge Uthum Dharme – Mohideen Baig – Sinhala Buddhist Song

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkNQ2VZUBQ

            Very old gramaphone Buddhist song sung by legendary Baig master. A man who had sung many Buddhist songs in Sinhala, this probably would have been in the early times for him.

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              Exactly Mr Amarasiri.
              Thats the very Idea afterall.
              Besides his mejesty is related to Suddodana
              according to a famed Catholic actor turned historian.
              There are few pundits around his majesty who would name the new philosophy apropriately. Maraism sounds a bit rude though.
              Me and my cousin (another Fukushima here) are going to suggest
              Mahindaism.
              In buddism there is no hell so we can do anything from Gambling, Adultery, Prostitution, Money laundering , Extortion to Murder.

              Mr. Amarasiri you will love hon Mahinda’s New world Order Buddism.

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                Yasodara Fukushima and Avatars,

                “Besides his mejesty is related to Suddodana
                according to a famed Catholic actor turned historian.”

                He is called Jackson Anthony, another dog bought our by the Maras, besides BBS,(Booru Balu Sena) Baluwansa, Pachawaka,(Jatika Harak Urumaya) and the many UNP dogs who crossed over for better bones.

                Here is the Guy.
                1-6 Sri Lanka, Culture, History, Leadership in Political & Social Science

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7709cZgnqQ

                He is mixing facts with Myths. Hr has been bribed and bought by the Maras.

                He claims there were people in Sri Lnka, 125,000 years ago, when the First humans left East Africa only about 70,000 years ago.

                https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/

                Besides, there were Veddahs and other tribes before, the so-called Sinhala, Vijaya, the Grandson of the lion, arrived illegally as a Kallathoni, like the Tamils and others, and the Monk-Priest hegemony was introduced.

                DeJa Vu….

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    It is no surprise.
    JHU, Wimal Weerawanse all had become hostages of UPFA leadership.
    If they don’t support UPFA leaders they will expelled from government, all perks, positions, appointments vanish over night. Further they would end up like SF or ex-CJ facing legal consequences.

    So don’t blame Champika or Wimal.
    Show some pity on them. -:)

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      Mr. Sumith
      You are right aney.
      His magesty is using them for our benifit simply to show that pro-Buddist parties such as JHU and NFF are our allies in everything we do for eg. from Abductions to Development and Casinos to Killing.
      Our people are so stupid to not to understand our king’s tactics and his talents. Our king can fool anybody with his sarong and his shawl. People applaud when our king caress a baby’s head. Our king is that sensitive and emotional. If he hit his chest with both his hands in a rally people join our party in dozens.
      So why need Mr Champika? Mr Champika is just a cardboard hero we have kept with all the perks to fool some village Buddists. He cannot jump too much, he knows his limits. Our king is having his file also.

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    “Human Rights in the post-colony is different from human rights in the West.. the post-colonial (racial/ racist) difference – a la Derrida!

    SPOT ON Dude Dinuk!

    Mr. Jayasinghe, thanks! Don’t you think that Buddhist Peraheras should be banned for cruelty to elephants who are chained and dressed up and sedated to please the saffron thugs..

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    The Inner first family is very important. Their upbringing and values and beliefs that they uphold are embedded in Sports. This gives them a unique understanding of the Dharma. One can not do everything at once. But it is time to apply buddhist ethics and enshrine it in the law and constitution Application is the key. There has been a ruthless control of the underworld. But the government it self must be held accountable. There is much that has to be done. Let us have ethnic and religious harmony. We must act in the highest sporting tradition.

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    Champika has no ethical or moral values, neither hamuthuruwo in the JHU nor BBS. They have no principles. They are bunch of sinners. They think they help buddhism by provoking attack on minorities. They will pay the price before they die with other war criminals.

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    Champika Ranawaka and his gang of followers are the greatest hypocrites in the world! They will twist the tenets of their religion to suit their needs!

    Sengodan. M

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      sengodan

      All minorities will agree with you,plus the true buddhists.
      Champika and the balu sena and the other racists are cheating their own religion, don’t they understand that they will have to pay a heavy penalty for cheating their own religion,casinos, pubs, killing humans,women selling their bodies,and all other vices are permitted in this island,but not what the Buddha preached.It shows their mentality.

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    Without Tsunami Hora this indikatupancha Champika is nothing but a scarecrow. Otherwise glorified himself as a highly qualified person by his own radical supporters and few regime support journalists he is merely holding an engineering degree.
    Champika’s only weapon is spreading hatred. That too he got to do with the permission of Goatabaya.

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      Long time no see. Hope you are doing well.
      Right at the moment, I feel somewhat happy reading the articles of Dr. Asoka. He is pointing out the disaster that the nation faces in a simple manner. That goes to anyone who has at least punchi kekkumak towards the nation.

      Yes, Champika spreads hatred. This is clear to us but not to the masses. That is saddedn to see. Lately listening to a speech held by Dr Harsha De Silva I felt, what a mess that the country is in today. He has revealed all the truth as given in the COPE report. Every right thinking one would feel that GOVT has not even read it.

      Stupid masses are target by them deliberately telling them all fairy tales about the development projects. Then they would not be away from Rajapskehs.. all these are their own tactics to deceive poor man again and again.

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        Any good governance would have supported the long term infra structure projects – be it in SRILANKA or Nigeria it is the same. even better would it have done by a transparent rule. Today in the name of those projects, nation have been brutally caught by chinese entrepenuers. As Dr Harsha de Silva pointed out in the parliament on the 15th Oct, instead of getting the interest of the loans reduced, they the govt have agreed with chinese higher instest loans. This is the vision and wisdom of the donkey LEADER AND HIS ADMINISTRATION Today, MR thugs though continue the so called

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        Hello Mate, yep its been pretty long.
        Cool, Hope you are well too.
        Cant agree with you more. I cannot understand
        why people dont understand what Harsha de Silva says.
        harsha is a master in this subject and he comes out
        with facts and figures but in vain.
        the present lot of so called jouranslist and media personals
        doing an irretrievable damage to this country in supporting
        a despot while hiding the truth.

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          I wish more of Pandus, Gaminis, Amarasiris and the like minded commentators to do their job regular maner. It is high time us to react in that way. Those like Dr Asoka would continue writing brilliant analyses about the current situation.
          Thisareenee would do the job as it is. DJ is fallen onto MR lap again, I have heard from few that he s already been invited by CHOGEM civil society events. Some of his arguments are though agreeable but I really dont think that DJ would do things NOT being selfish. His remarks are not consistent most of the time. All these I have got to read or listen lately.

          What we can do as little simons not much but we must go on doing so. I have already passed few articles to EU leaders directly so that they can make them informed being attended to the summit in 10 days.

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            Those leaders have promised to raise all the HR violations issues in the summit. MR will not be allowed to run his animal farm which is the parliment of current day srilanka after the CHOGEM.
            There should be a common view about the impeachment process of a CJ. Executionist MR looked at the impeachment process without thinking the future of the nation. Today, they all call srilanka – is most abusive corrupted, murderous state next also compared to Syria.

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    Champika is a disgrace for the Buddhism as well as for an Enginnering profession.

    This moron have no ethics and just another hora-sadhu and it is a shame the so called educated masses in Colombo district send those goons like Champika/Modawansa/Kudu Duminda and bookie Sumathipala on 1-4th highest votes.

    This hows how much the voters have become ignorant or gone for the dogs.

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    Over to Vibushana,Hela ,BBS rep and the rest for thei views of JHU and Casinos and Buddhism et all

    Why are the BBS buggers keeping quiet about the casinos? is it part of Buddhism? ( i think not),unless of course BBS want a share of the Casino vices (dr-gs and S-X) ?

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    Being a Christian and out of respect for other beliefs i will abstain from commenting about the conduct of the Buddhist clergy. Let’s look at some basic facts that makes a mockery of those who say casinos are required to bring in development.
    A) The law does not permit any form of gambling and if these Casinos are brought in the small betting centre in the village gets legal recognition.
    B) The implication of this is that the average wage earner in the village now gets a legal right to gamble from the money he earns. This is going to spell disaster for country whose rural population constitutes almost 72%. Contrary to the joker who heads the central bank the average real income in the rural areas does not exceed Rs. 20,000/ at most. In a non production generating sector like gambling if the rural citizen invests this earning the beneficiary will only be the owner of the betting canter as there is no trickle down effect. I witnessed this first hand last week when i visited my estate in Binigiriya. A man who was selling illicit liquor diversified into betting. His method of gambling was unique. He has fighting cocks who he takes around the village and the villagers bet on these animals who are literally bleeding after the fight. To cut a long story short this man is just completing the second floor of his house. It is illegal he szysbut is awaiting approval of gambling by this regime to further diversify into dog racing in the village. I can state with certainty that at least ten families have to literally beg today as they have pawned their belongings to gamble. Last but not least if casinos are legal don’t be surprised if pyramid schemes like gold quest returns to this country. Must i remind readers that a key stakeholder of gold quest is the incumbent head of central bank who the late Lasantha Wickeremuntga highlighted.

    What would be left of this country by this regime is anyone’s guess but one thing we can all be assured is that there was never and hopefully will never be a corrupt regime as this. It can’t get any worse.

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    If these Venereal Monks think that Five-Star casinos should be confined only to foreigners then brothels too should follow the same pattern. What would our MPs and Ministers do for their biological needs? Paba, Anarkali and Nirosha the cobra girl cannot rescue them all!!

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    Maradana and Slave Island need more than one casino.

    SL Muslims are misled. Wahabism is the real Islam.

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      You still around Loser ? I thought you are PAATHALA RAJAPAKAYA’s full time blow up doll ? Why, he didn’t pay you for services rendered ? !

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    Champika and the Monk of JHU are both opportunists. They bend their own ideals to their own benefit. They have not condemned Balu Bala Sena, they have not condemned the attack on Muslim Mosques and Hindu Temples. They pretend to complain about the Government but at the end they put their tails between their legs and support the Government. Who requires these types of politicians. The MOnk should go and find a cave and meditate and Champika can go to his own village and do some cultivation. At least then they will be true to themselves.

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    Who says Pathola Champiks doesn’t have a Policy? “No Policy” is his policy, means “Wala Yana Paththata Massa Gahana Policy”

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    Can we encourage SL farmers to plant ‘popi/kansa’ as well…

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    I think the foreigners only policy should come into the Buddhist doctrine of the JHU, with apologies to real Buddhism! Why not have a fund raising project to jack up Packers’s bankruptcy and sinking economy of our country where we can have Thai, Filipino, Ukrainian and other prostitutes while the clients are all foreigners including Japanese non Buddhists ? Of Course Thai prostitutes should not be Buddhists! What about the green card holders and citizens especially dual passport holders?? Can Chadraprema of the famed PS of Tangalle or the best of his friends from the Royal family who defend him, get a visa? Can our beloved minister the former Eastern sweetheart of Prabha who travels with forged passports with courtesy of the defence ministry and permission of the JHU gain entry with a foreign passport?
    Oh! Reverend sir, do you really think people are fools?? Whom are you trying to fool ? MR, Buddhists, the people or Shenali Waduge?

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    Shyaman Jayasinghe tried draw attention towards by writing different articles.

    He lost big time.

    Now this crap.

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      What Mr. Shaymon Jayasinghe wrote is spot on.

      Buddhism has been hijacked, & now modified to “Sinhala Buddhism” The modayas been modayas I suppose one cannot blame them and it will be too stupid to convince otherwise

      Well Good luck to MR .. hail to the King!

      Its best to go with the flow and enjoy the benefits that will fall from the banquet table

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    Mr. shaymon Jayasinghe:

    Packer is your man. One of your BELOVED Australians.

    Remember you wrote an article about Australia saying how wonderful it is ?

    Now you are letting down one Australian.

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    Being a Christian and out of respect for other beliefs i will abstain from commenting about the conduct of the Buddhist clergy.

    MICHAEL:

    Forget Buddhist Claergy.

    Focus about how your Vatican, Anglican Church have behaved. Things to think about Protestant – Puritan wars in Ireland, Hundred years old mayhem of Priests having sex with Children….

    It is too long to write.

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    Ok big mouth. Now you have complaints. Where were you when the constitutional safeguards against the subversion of democracy were being torn down many decades ago? Where were you when the marginalization of minorities in favor of the sinhala buddhist project was being built? At that time we were the “old men ” with no brains who were old fashioned (remember the all those above 35 should be shot story?)and “anti marxist” and all that when the stupid marxism that every single graduate from local universities seemed to have had ragged into them was nothing more than a trojan horse for the native sinhala buddhist fascist mentality.

    Ok so I am crazy but let me tell you the mad house is not where I live. It is where you live.

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    First we allow Five Star Casinos. Next step is to allow nudity beaches. Next, professional prostitutes will have to be put in place. It is all in one logical line.
    What do the JHU Cheevaradhareen say? These steps will bring in more and more tourists and Colombo will be like Bangkok. MR promised a “New Sri Lanka.” Remember? How can you have these facilities only for foreigners as proposed by Revd Uduwe Dhammananda of the JHU? That monk goes for bana only when there is a special mike.Kurunduwatte ladies love him

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      dont get your panties in a bunch , there is already legal gambling in the country , in case you were not aware .

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        The fellows like the path ale who oppose these will be running to prostitutes

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    Pathala Ranawaka, thinks taking commission thereby trebling the cost of Norocholi, killing the people is more acceptable than casinos?
    Koheda yako ménage agama

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