20 October, 2017

Champika’s Double-Edged Book Launch; Is Ranawaka Initiating A Leadership Challenge?

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The Foundation Institute’s auditorium was packed on 5th August afternoon, there was no standing room even in the corridors, the choreography was imaginative and well rehearsed, Professor Gunapala Nanayakkara made a calibrated (but far too long) speech whose objective was to introduce Minister Champika Ranawaka as a national leader of the highest calibre. If I were President Mahinda Rajapakse sitting in the audience, I would feel diminished. And by the way, very wisely, not one word was said about the great leader or his more talked about but notorious siblings, and no effort was made to hide that state owned enterprises (especially Petroleum and the CEB) are corrupt, their statement of accounts bizarre, and they function under a corporate mafia. I don’t know if this is an exaggeration but it is up to these two enterprises and national leaders (meaning the President) to respond. If they remain silent the charges stand proved by default as they are levelled by a ranking cabinet minister.

I swear I am not a conspiracy theorist by inclination or habit, but this event to me was a probe, a first flying of the kite, an initial floating of a proposal to introduce Champika Ranawaka as presidential material. But for his chauvinist reputation – I don’t hold it against him that in 1970 or 1971 he belonged to a chauvinist student group that broke up our Vama Samasamajaya anti-JVP assembly in one of the campuses – he is more competent and credible than discredited Mahinda. But if he dares to challenge Mahinda Rajapakse’s Sinhala-Buddhist vote base, he had better take precautions with life and limb. You may say, ‘let dog eat dog, what do you (KD) care!’ OK I will drop this side of the matter and give you an account of the meeting as best I can; I was there from start to finish.

Visionary, helmsman, servant of the people

The audience at Champika Ranawaka’s launch of “Power and Power” (meaning power/energy related matters, and issues pertaining to political muscle) was impressive. I ran into dozens of senior engineers, former Chairmen and Board members and technology leaders not only from state enterprises but also from the private sector, and a few consultants. There were plenty more than technical types; many young professionals of the Sinhala intelligentsia, middle management and educated middle classes were there. The typical age of this younger portion of the audience was late 30s and early 40s and this is politically significant. It is a putative mobilisation of Young Turks.

Mahinda And Champika

Mahinda And Champika

With the Rajapakses and the UPFA in a state of abject moral decline, the UNP in disarray (let us watch Uva though) and the Dead Left beyond terminal decadence, it is interesting to watch very carefully whether an ideologically rata-jathika-abymane believing, Sinhala professional, educated, middle-class movement can breakthrough as a national force and organisation. A movement of this nature, if it gels, is different from the JVP which has a more plebeian class base and is committed to a left-oriented ideology.  We are seeing here the birth of something new; it may swell or it may fizzle out. It is too early to tell but the ground exists for a rightwing version of the leftwing JVP to surface, given the grime and debauchery of the regime and its leaders, and the wretchedness of the UNP. By counter-posing to the left JVP the possible rise of a rightwing movement of this nature, I am not implying that it will necessarily assume neo-fascist contours, though it may. Nationalism can be wedded to “socialism” in many ways. The emergent new-right in France, Denmark and Austria manifests a different storyline from the narrative of pre-war fascism.

Keynote speaker Professor Nanayakkara was quite candid about what he was up to; he was extolling a visionary leader and a servant of the people; a technical expert (Ranawaka in an electrical engineering graduate) and a fighter against a mafia that is exploiting and corrupting state enterprises. The professor was singing an unabashed panegyric to the next, or a future president. The occasion was a launch event to see how well the proposal went down with the targeted public. Many people in the audience, though they had letters behind their names, were too politically naïve to grasp what this launch was all about though they were duly impressed by the tamasha. It was a hard squeeze to reach the counter and buy the book, very wisely issued in Sinhala, Tamil and English (350 pages, colourful graphics, loaded with charts and data).

Power and Power (Balaya saha Balaya)

The book is serious business and in two parts; the first, mainly educational, pertains to energy technology in general, and the second is a Lanka focussed critique of institutions, power politics (of the kW and litres genre), energy policies, or rather their absence, and suggestions on the way forward. The book per se is not directly related to the leadership challenge discussed above, except that showcasing the author as a credible intellectual and an experienced administrator and policy maker will do no harm. I doubt if an alternative popular, well written and well illustrated book on global climate science, energy conversion technologies, energy resource options, hydrocarbon potential in the Gulf of Mannar and the status of small-scale nuclear technology, is available in Sinhala. This first section will be popular with older school children and university freshmen. There is a bit of unwarranted star gazing in the discussions of wind and solar electric potential (uninitiated commentators quote MWs without a clue that it is energy – MWh – that holds the key to the feasibility of these technologies; but I have no space to explain the difference to laymen, here).

The second part of Power and Power is a sustained critique of what, to put it mildly, can be summed up by the quip: The electric power, petroleum, institutional, regulatory and policy scenario in Sri Lanka is a bloody mess. The harshest criticisms that came across, more in Ranawaka’s presentation than the book because he used more up to date statistics, is that inclusive of all costs (oil price, transport, landing charges, technical expenses) the pump price of petrol (92 and 95 octane) was about 60%, diesel about 40%,  and kerosene about 25% higher than cost. Where, asked Ranawaka, is the difference going (he estimated it at Rs 106 billion for last year); why is there no transparency; why is the public in the dark? His quite reasonable bottom line is that a transparent national energy policy is a must. My conjecture is that a part of this loss is plain robbery at high levels and part cross subsidy to pay for waste and profligacy in state expenditure. Much of the information in the book is controversial, some is claimed to be previously undisclosed and certainly very sensitive. Eventually, some numbers may be challenged, nevertheless, if even a few of the allegations stick, the book is worth buying (Rs 1000) and discussing.

Needless to say as a Marxist and an opponent of Sinhala nationalism (and Tamil nationalism) I am not favourably inclined to Ranawaka’s ideology or his possible presidential ambitions. This piece, however, is about a different aspect. It is about the challenge that has been mounted and about the intrinsic strength of the challenge because it proceeds from intelligently chosen premises linking key techno-economic anxieties with political abuse. It taps into roots of social concern as against the UPFA’s and UNP’s fish-market sloganeering. The old fashioned left (the Dead Left included), the new style JVP and even newer Pertugami will not be able to meet this challenge unless they wake up to 21-st Century techno-economic, global-structural, and emerging national class realities. Unfortunately they do not have the intellectual cadres to digest and address a complex challenge such as this.

When I conveyed these impressions, pretty much as above, to some left comrades with little training in science they thought I was besotted with Ranakawa. They lacked the trained frame of mind to grasp the distinction between clear and precise descriptions of empirical phenomena, and moral value-based judgements. This is an unfortunate hurdle that serious political analysts often encounter these days.

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    This year began with Cameron, then it went to Modi, then the “common candidate”. Finally when all that failed, guy is attempting to divide the ruling alliance in the name of “regime change”.

    There is an ancient African proverb is’t there? If the monkey is destined to call, even the trees turn slippery. The monkey clings in denial of the inevitable fate.

    He is a Marxist and an opponent of Sinhala/Tamil nationalism he says. But then what does he think ITAK/TNA is?

    These Tamils were pioneers in determining the flavour of Ceylon’s left and right in fact. The British Westminster system has a conservative right and a liberal left. The USA system does not have a left at all. They have a conservative right (the Republicans) and a liberal right.

    At the beginning Ceylon had the “Congress Party” mirroring Indians. The first split to the Right happens when the Tamils break away wanting a seat in Colombo south without contesting for it.

    At this point we hear the first murmur of Tamil Eelam. The Tamil Congress is formed. However, the Ponnabalam bros although casteist are liberal in nature. The UNP later forms a natural alliance with ACTC to form the Liberal Right of Ceylon.

    The first break to the Left happen when Chelvanayagam breaks away from ACTC to form ITAK. This again is tribal and on a Tamil nationalist platform. The second break to the left is by SWRD championing peasants. The Ceylon left is fractured along ethnicity. The conservative nature and the castism of Tamil left prevents it from forming a working relationship with SLFP unlike ACTC/UNP.

    That is how Ceylon ended up with a liberal right and a conservative left. Both stated over narrow Tamil nationalist and casteist orchestrations. The left remains fractured purely because of Tamil nationalism and casteism.

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      Kumar David –

      Is Champika Ranawaka Conning?

      Champika Ranawaka or Boruwaka is a crack after power. He will tell more lies than Mahinda Rajapaksa. Shyamon Jayasinghe wrore a piece asking if Champika is conning.

      Champika Ranawaka Is Conning

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/champika-ranawaka-is-conning/

      Is it a contest between who is the greatest liar?

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        My vote goes to Champika Boruwaka, he is the greatest liar. He is the owner of big bank of liars than any other politician

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      You’re thinking in mostly terms of pre-1970’s politics. Ranawaka will take over riding on the back of the Rajapakse success story of 2009 United-Island. As long as the fellow goes by the numbers Aryan:Dravidian ratio of heartland Sinhalese as 28.3 : 71.7, Thamils will feel included as an integral part of Sinhalese gene pool, and will join Sinhalese with the modern Neo-post-capitalistic, environmental-friendly agenda.

      *numbers based on 85% of Sinhalese genes coming from Bengal-Orrisa, and Bengal-Orrisa persons being about 1/3 Aryan (as per Harappa Ancestry Project).

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      “That is how Ceylon ended up with a liberal right and a conservative left. Both stated over narrow Tamil nationalist and casteist orchestrations. The left remains fractured purely because of Tamil nationalism and casteism”

      VIbushana with his usual ‘oppari’

      It takes two hands to clap and the buck stops there.

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        ken robert

        Please forgive Vibhushana for he/she hears voices in his/her head.

        He/she must be enjoying his/her retirement listening to those voices.

        I am worried whether his/her partner is safe.

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          Grandad:

          There is no need to Forgive. Ken is wrong because what you hear from Vibushna the Sinkalam is not “Oppari” but an Avalakural”. Too late wolfs have got him by the throat. FINITHO

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          Grandad:

          I should have added. Be careful because I don’t want to hear the “Avalakural” from you. You are too nice and I want see you go in your sleep and not a violent death.

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    I thank you for this interesting analysis on the meteoric rise of Mr Ranawaka. This pseudo challenge to the incumbent should not work because both Mahinda and Champika’ ideology does not seem to be different, and former(Mahinda) is more adept to the changing environment and connotations.

    I feel that history is repeating itself when I try to compare SWRD and CR, perhaps there is always hope in the midst of darkness.

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      Well, Mr Ranawake had the power ministry under him he could have reformed it and kicked out all the MAfias. He could have sent his thug monks to handle the Mafias if Mafias are too big for him.
      But he failed.
      He was a failure as a minister now giving big talks. He can talk but cannot walk the talk.

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    It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein

    I respect your thinking, however I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions , deep inside my opinion is that ” what you see is what you don’t get” with CR , However Gaming theory suggest that MR might want to notice this event and collaborate to neutralize any threat.

    MR will ensure a win win politically…

    More Darkness for all of us!

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      Neem Farzana,


      /▌\
      (( You see Dharma Love is….
      Love is paying absolute attention to the loved one. Being right there with them, `mindful` of every sound, every move, each and all their thoughts and feelings.

      (\(\
      ( – -)
      ((‘) (’) Ay, ay, You’re kneeling on my tail.

      no you don’t get what you see, mirror me!:*)

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      “”It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein””

      Its the observation time that takes his time to longer.

      The hand is quicker than the eye no not with gut feeling.

      Undoubtedly you are walking in the hell whatever that is.

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    Prof.David

    Thank you very much for yet another brilliant piece of writing . CR was interviewed on TNL TV two nights ago , and I found his detailed analysis of the Power Sector quite astonishing . He is undoubtedly , a very clever young man with a vision for the future. It is also heartening to know that there are bright young men among all the rotten eggs , who may one day take this country out of the darkness.

    More importantly , his name seems not to have been tainted by accusations of corruption or impropriety . I hope your assumption that he may enter the fray is correct . Let him test the water , the big boys might be in for a surprise !!

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      Dr.Goebells

      “He is undoubtedly , a very clever young man with a vision for the future.”

      He believes Sinhala/Buddhists discovered zero and other historically nutty things.

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        Grandad:

        He is definitely younger than you but not a young man. He is in his mid sixties.
        But as to your discovery the Sinhala/Buddhists discovered how to Maim. Kill, Steal ( both Land and money ), Rape and Lie through their teeth. What an impressive record. It cant be bettered.

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          kali

          Countdown: less than 24 hours.

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            Grandad:

            TNA are already here and I fear the worst for you. I can already hear the “Avalakural” Just say the following.

            “Buddham saranam gacchami I go to the Buddha for refuge. Dhammam saranam gacchami I go to the Dhamma for refuge. Sangham saranam gacchami I go to the Sangha for refuge. Dutiyampi Buddham saranam gacchami For a second time, I go to the Buddha for refuge”

            Open your eyes now and tell me CAN YOU SEE “TNA”.

            They will be wearing “saffron komanam ” with hidden Guns.

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              Kali_mato,

              Nut_a_but_a,

              Stop doing the twirly. Chaddi has no Ghee for Eeelying.

              Your love has swallowed you.

              Sinna passan from Anuradhapuram

              beware, Hindian guns backfire. VP-Hole-in-One!!

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                Javi you are a nut case. What has rattled you. Speak Tamil man.

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                  popular demand:
                  [Anbilaar ellaam thamakkuriyar anbudaiyaar Enbum uriyar pirarkku].
                  Those without affection in their hearts will keep all they have for themselves;
                  The tender-hearted will even give away their bones.

                  Fortune favours the brave!!

                  Keep on keeping on but never make a promise because who really knows what the future holds! The intelligent art of living.

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            NV,
            Goodnews, Kali_matha is going to do the `kal thuki padenar` of Nataraj in all its glory.
            Nalla nalla pulaagal nambi……nan yar ne yar! (good people taken to account)

            Please get your elders to organise (because it’s just me) the `thali baja` because he is no porriki passan but our man from mabalam thina asaya-
            r vellala.

            Please oblige the army sami. Subramanimam Swami Janata party is never a problem for me – uska lungi apen nikal sakta hei.(can dress him in dhoti and send him to khyber pass and zero land)

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              Javi you illiterate:

              What language do you speak and write man. It is half baked english bits and pieces cobbeld together like Sambar. Go and brush up your English first and and then have your wheels balanced and get your bearings sorted. Otherwise you are going to sink into Sedu Samuthram on your way to Mayanmar.

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                [Edited out]

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            Grandad:

            I have kept my promise and delivered.

            COLOMBO: Apparently in view of the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the context of the increasing influence of China on it, and the existence of strong ties with Pakistan, India has beefed up the Defence Ministry’s representation at the Indian High Commission here.

            Col Gurinder S Klaire has been appointed as Deputy Defence Advisor and the next batch of TNA are scheduled to arrive soon.

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      Dr.Goebells

      Here is an article by Shyamon Jayasinghe which summarises Champika’s bizarre beliefs.

      Champika Ranawaka Is Conning

      June 18, 2014 |

      By Shyamon Jayasinghe –
      Readers, don’t miss a treat: Go to the following link and you will find a must-listen video of Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka (PCR) addressing a Paris crowd of Hela Urumaya followers:

      Now this is not what I say but it is what PCR says to an adoring crowd who keeps applauding a string of falsehoods and baseless conjectures uttered by him. He appears as a messiah, come to deliver. He doesn’t deliver at the end but manages to provoke the motley crowd of credulous people. Put in a nutshell what PCR says is firstly that the Sinhala are a rare race of people born to a unique island that surpasses all the world’s countries and secondly this race is about to be wiped out by minorities that entered the island under the welcome protection of a benign host population. He particularly picks on the Muslims at conclusion.

      Responsible Ministers of government should be wary to avoid making historical claims that can be easily checked for truth. On the other hand, PCR doesn’t bother hammering out one lie after another. First, he states that our island is the most ancient of all countries and that Sri Pada is more ancient than the Himalayas! Lanka is older than India! PCR doesn’t bother about the evidence but the audience applauds. PCR forgets that although Sri Lanka is an island today it most probably was not so for long geological years. At least this is what geological scholarship states. Massive tectonic and land mass changes have taken place and major metamorphing of land blocs and oceans are known to have taken place all over the earth. In a research paper geologists CB Dissanayke and Chandrajith says the following: “In the final analysis, the comparison of mineral occurrences, mainly gems and graphite in Sri Lanka, South India and Madagascar in this study indicates that the fit with Madagascar is far closer than hitherto promulgated by other researchers who had juxtaposed Sri Lanka with South India.” The researchers point out evidence for a Madagascar, South India and Africa (Gondwana) linkage.

      Second, PCR points out that the Sinhala language is the oldest language in the world next to the Hebrew language. Again, an assertion picked from the air. The fact is that the Sinhala language came to the island with the original migrants of India that already spoke an Indo-Aryan language. The early migrants came from Bengal, Magadha and Kalinga and the languages in these areas are variants of Indo-Aryan, not dissimilar to each other. Sinhala is an amalgam of all these already prevailing languages. Pali came to influence the language later. The original migrants also brought with them the Brahmi script. Even PCR’s gospel, the Mahawamassa, says that King Vijaya used to communicate with Kings in India. This should have been in a preexisting common language. According to Dr. C.E. Godakmubara, the Sinhala Grammar Sidathsangarawa was based on the Tamil Grammar Virasolium in the 11th A.D So, there again goes PCR’s weird thesis.

      It is a common racist strategy to begin by establishing that the chosen race is superior to all else. This gives a sense of false-pride to the audience. Most races and communities would like to think they are special. The Sinhala people do have a lot to be proud about-there is no doubt about that; but most nations and civilizations do have special things to be proud of. The ultra-conservative Japs believe that they derive from the Sun God. This is fair so long as such claims are harmless.
      However,PCR does this at the beginning to prepare his audience for what follows: PCR cons his way at this next stage, too, and the Paris audience applauds. Tamils, he says, came to Lanka when the Mogul invasion of India took place. This would make out that the Tamils were here around the 12th or 13th centuries AD. Perhaps PCR didn’t realize that this is too recent a date. Professor KM De Silva, our contemporary historian, in his book, History of Sri Lanka, states that from archaeological investigations conducted at Pomparippu in the North West of the island in 1956 and 1957 one notices a culture bearing similarities to the South Indian Megalithic culture. He states that this culture had arrived in around 500BC. Aryan settlement and colonization, according to the Professor, preceded the Dravidian only by a few centuries.. KM states that Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the Aryan settlement “was a multi-ethic society ( a concept that emhasizes and a spirit of live and let live) rather than a plural society in which tension between ethnic and other groups is a main feature).”

      Professor KM makes another important point namely that ethnicity was not an important point of division in ancient Sri Lankan society. The wars fought by Gemunu and Elara were not Sinhala-Tamil wars as maliciously projected by Mahanama. Many, fighting on Gemunu’s side were Tamils who had embraced Buddhism. There were Tamils of the Buddhist faith, fighting on the side of Elara. One of the generals on Elara’s side was Mitta a Buddhist. Mitta’s sister’s son Nanda Mitta a Tamil (Buddhist), was one of the generals fighting in Gemunu’s army. Mahanama maliciously described the wars as Sinhala -Tamil wars.

      PCR next takes on the Muslims by making another palpably false statement,namely that the Muslims came to Sri Lanka when they were driven out by Portugal (around 12th century Ad). The evidence is different. The first mention of Arabs in Ceylon appears to be in the Mahavamsa in an account of the reign of the King Pandukabhaya. It is stated that this king set apart land for the `Yonas’ ( Arabian traders) on the side of the western gate of Anuradhapura. (Perera B.J. `Ceylon Historical Journal-Vol.1′). This may indicate an Arab presence in the island even before the coming of Islam, in 7th century.

      Having gotten away from his captive Paris audience PCR next comes to his intended thrust, namely to instill scare and fear among the Sinhalese as a result of the activities of the Tamil and Muslim communities. This is the ultimate racist strategy. He gives a long account of the threat from the LTTE Diaspora. The threat from the Tamil Diaspora is real and PCR is right at last. But, then, that has been a recent development. PCR avoids our own contribution to the making of the separatist militant movement. Only if we recognize our own deficiency here that we can be prepared to get about reconciliation so that Tamils and Sinhalase could live in harmony as in the past that Professor KM De Silva refers to. There is no doubt that the Tamil Diaspora represents racism. On the other hand one cannot bring down racism by the kind of counter racism that CPR advocates both against Tamils and Muslims. Unfortunately this has been the dangerous flaw of extremist nationalism.

      In a similar vein PCR states that these Muslims were able to settle down because of ‘our compassionate Sinhala Buddhist people.’ PCR avers later that Muslims are now threatening Sinhala Buddhists. PCR brings out statistics to point out how the Muslim population has grown and is growing. He ignores that the Sinhalese have also grown in numbers over the years. PCR’s implicit support for the anti- Muslim violence by militant Buddhists is evident when he defends the Grandpass Mosque attack.

      I said at the beginning that Champika Ranawaka fails to deliver in the end. This is because all he does is to create fear among Sinhalese and create aversion. The hard fact is that the existence of the Tamil and Muslim communities is established and cannot be reversed even if we desire to commonsense would demand that these three ethnic groups live together and build up harmonious relationships settling their issues amicably. Leaders like Champika Ranawaka should work toward such an end. There is no other way for the Sinhala and for Sri Lanka.

      Champika’s rhetoric only suggests that the Sinhala must push out or obliterate the other minority communities. In the immediate post 1956 years we saw racist-thinking rabble rousers try that and Sri Lankans have experienced what all that process led to. Prey, do you offer a better way of elimination, Champika?

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/champika-ranawaka-is-conning/

      Dr.Goebells

      Now tell us how clever this young man is.

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      OMG. Dr. Goebells. Don’t you know that PCR and his party JHU has been rejected by the people in so many previous elections? Don’t you know he was removed from Ministerial post of Power and energy, and don’t you ever question the reason why? Are you living in Sri Lanka or in some foreign land in isolation? To us this man is an ‘A grade’ racist. A hallucinst, a diabolical liar (distorted the Aluthgama/Beruwela incident to project victims as perpetrators) and is definitely not in any way Presidential material. A real unworthy scumbag who should be incarcerated, instead of enjoying parliamentary immunity and privileges.

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    How can Gunaplala be invited? [Edited out]

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    Didn’t this KD recommend Venerable “Single Issue” Sobitha to the intelligentsia as the best bet they have to topple Rajapaksa and give Rainbow Ranil the reins?..

    Didn’t he then follow it up with a plug for the JVP new Leader, Anura Kumara as the most informed and best politician to tread the turf in the 21st century Sinhala Buddhist Nation?.

    Although Mr Kumara still want to make our Intelligentsia , the Elite and the Anglicans live like his comrades in Cuba?.

    This piece is obviously a bit of pulling a dick ,like the Diaspora’s white mates would say, to divide the Sinhala Buddhists and hope the Rainbow Leader can sneak in on the Elite and the Vellala vote.

    KD’s own clan has elected a card carrying member of the Prabakaran Party as their first ever PM of the Tamil Nation.

    So the JVP membership of Champika and Anura is not an issue if they can go past the post first.

    Besides they were only just uni students that time and do not have any blood on their hands.

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    When he was Minister of Environment and Minister of Power he did sweet nothing. His solution was to do Bodhi Pujas at the reservoirs praying for rain. Norochcholai was implemented under his watch. Now he is pontificating about Power and Power? He is Minister of Technology, why not do something about Nuclear Power if it is viable. As usual kathawa dolawen, gamana paiyin!

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    Credit to CR, he has maintained a clean slate, educated and knowledgeable.

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    We all know what Champika is capable of in his talk in Paris. He is a dreamer who concocts his own version of theories to prove unassailable ‘first’ positions in respect of his religion, culture and country. His stupidity known no bounds. We also know how he was ‘bought over’ and changed his stance on the Casino invasion, when he put his best foot forward in support of ‘BBS against minorities’, in the Aluthgama/Beruwela incident. In fact, if he is such a brilliant electrical engineer as some claim in this forum, why was he removed from the Power and Energy Ministry and replaced by an absolute starter who knew absolutely next to nothing on the subject. He wrote a book about Jihad in Sri Lanka’s context, which ultimately turned out to be cropper, as there was not an iota of truth in its entirety, and everything he wrote has been proved false. Being an outright racist, he had the audacity to run to Aluthgama/Beruwela soon after the 15th June calamity and distributed rations to only the Sinhalese victims and totally ignored the rest. Those scenes were even posted on the Internet. Undoubtedly he has the gift-of-the-gab and can hold a crowd mesmerized and make them follow him through his imaginative thought process, and ultimately leave them with nothing to hope for, but pure bull crap.

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      Marwan

      I felt saddened by his act of selectively treating the sinhalese victims in the aluthgama incident. He is a cheap politician looking for sympathy votes as any other Indian subcontinent politician.

      His naivety could be compared to the incomparable Rahul Gandhi!

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    Only a few intellectuals will understand Champika’s book. Its contents will never ever reach the ordinary masses! If at all, it will only be a storm in a tea cup!

    Sengodan. M

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    Tamils get diarrhea just by hearing his name!

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      Tamodaya:

      You are right he is rotten and that has the following effect.

      Diarrhoea usually occurs when fluid cannot be absorbed from the contents of your bowel, or when extra fluid is secreted into your bowel, causing watery faeces.

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    I have a high regard for minister Champika Ranawaka. He is educated and intelligent. Energetic minister without any corruption charges. When all the government MPs voted for casino bill, he was the only one voted against the bills. When the children of other ministers could not pass GCE(O/L), his daughter obtained one of the best results in the island. He has leadership qualities.

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      Dr Najimudeen

      “He has leadership qualities.”

      That was what the Germans believed in and produced Hitler. Don’t forget, JR, Wijeweera, VP, Premadasa, etc.

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      Dr Nebulopathy

      ” his daughter obtained one of the best results in the island.”

      So the daughter is already planned for to do his job.

      So you come from Khyber Pass (@) to tell us how great the pan_arab is??

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    After his adventure with Ven. Sobhita is on logs, KD is now on to Champika’s plans.

    If JHU, BBS, JVP and Wimal Weerawansa’s party get together they can get the next president.

    KD should know the difference between Jati vaadii and Jathika vaadii. To talk about discrimination suffered by the Sinhala Buddhists is not discrimination against other minorities.

    SB’s have been treated by the Colombo black-whites as if how men treat a kind-hearted woman.

    War victory is useless if the country becomes a morally-decayed, capitalist-exploited place with Marxists and God-based religions which ask for sheep-like obedience. Which religion says Come and Examine, instead of Come and believe.

    When a country is full of such sheep-like followers (Wahabism is a different animal, I am thinking od traditional Christianity with a requirement of 10% donation to church), capitalist exploitation and moral decay with everything sex will be a piece of cake.

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    What is next. Mein Campf?

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    Prof:

    You are wasting your time commenting on a speech as trivial as a Leadership Challenge.
    In Sinhala Lanka you don’t have to be a Brain to be Boss. You can be an ass and still be a Boss and there are 20 million born Racists to fill the shoes. Next time spend your time on something useful such as your Article in the Island.

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      kali-ban

      Tomorrow is supposed to be your big V day. What are you doing in this forum?

      Countdown: 1 day

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        Grandad:

        Tomorrow I am going to get up say a few prayers for you asking God to send a divine message to bring back your memory. The Countdown stopped when MR capitulated but for some reason you are not able to GRASP it. But then what do you do with PRANKS like you and there are 20 million of you. You can now see why Sinhala Lanka is in the grip of ICE AGE.

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          kali-ban

          Countdown: Less than 24 hours.

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          “God to send a divine message to bring back your memory. “

          Why so choti bulla?? Never look back just move forward everything follows.

          Never make promises where you don’t know what next- when there is terrorism there is generally no insurance.
          Especially saying with my blood and now guns.

          Stupid plogedhi go look for kudumbi aiyar
          and give him your natathcheram.
          Let him milk you pls.

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            Javu you nut case. I can now see your undying love for Grandad. Do you speak Galic.

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              kali-ban

              Today is the big day for you, 16 August 2014, the day Amma was scheduled to send her Tamil National Army, invade, save Tamils, liberate them from Sinhalam.

              How is it going?

              Is VP commanding the forces leading from behind?

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                Grandad:

                I dont want to dissapoint you. On this day your recounting starts India has just announced that the Indian representation has been beefed up. For the first time in the history a man from Indian ARMY ( TNA)has been sent to join the Indian establishment here to advise on the threat from Sri Lanka. REbember 16th August 2014 the day TNA arrived in Sinhala Lanka. Pass this message to Javi the Pig in the Middle as opposed to Dr.Fernado the decent Lefty.

                YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

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                  Kali_matha
                  Its a reciprocation for the defence attache from China who has arrived.
                  So the officers young wifes could have a one night stand- tatte moote bette.

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              You podian you never learnt how to eat tons of garlic without being smelly??
              root cause of your problem go to a finishing school they will teach you more than garlic- the spice of life and the importance of living.
              because of undying love for you: tip always remove the central stem and its yummy my tummy.
              see you soon sweet heart!

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    Grandad:

    I am man of many talents and vision. I foretold the TNA will arive and first batch has arrived. So Start Spreading the news. I am leaving today ” Colombo” ” Colombo”

    COLOMBO: Apparently in view of the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the context of the increasing influence of China on it, and the existence of strong ties with Pakistan, India has beefed up the Defence Ministry’s representation at the Indian High Commission here.

    Col Gurinder S Klaire has been appointed as Deputy Defence Advisor and the next batch of TNA will arive soon.

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      kali-ban

      Today is the big day for you. August 16.

      I am still awaiting for the firecrackers to spark.

      “Col Gurinder S Klaire has been appointed as Deputy Defence Advisor and the next batch of TNA will arive soon.”

      Is the Col from TNA cadre and he is here to serve the Hindian state, not your stupid Tamils.

      The China bogeyman helps the sale of unwanted arms to the stupid Hindians, which fills the pockets of analysts, officials, military middlemen,politicians and create wealth and employment for arms exporting countries. It also helps the exporters to maintain technological edge over their rivals.

      “I am man of many talents and vision.”

      Many stupid Tamils thought the same about VP. Are you planning to replace him as the Thesiath Thalaivaru (National Leader) of the Tamils? Please spare the Tamils of another Mullivaaikkal.

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        Grandad:

        Many stupid sinhalese like you are what I call “ostritch”. Bury their heads in the Sand with the back sticking out not seeing the danger.
        But then what choice you lot including Javi the loser other than take defeat lying down. The difference between India your master and China the vistor is that Indian Military Man ( TNA) has taken up residence in Sinhala Lanka where as China can only send a Military Man for talks with the Hambanthotta Thug. He cant take up residence. But then I dont expect you to understand this highly complex issues which is below your intelectual capacity.

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    kali

    “But then I dont expect you to understand this highly complex issues which is below your intelectual capacity.”

    If you can understand it then any simpleton can.

    “Many stupid sinhalese like you”

    I am highly offended. Branding me a Sinhalese or a Tamil is the final insult I don’t have to put up with.

    Mind your language.

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    Native:

    It was not my intention to attack you personally but only the message you convey. If you are saying that you do not want to be branded as Sinhalese I take back what I said and from now on will call you Foreign. Because by inference that is what you will be in land of 20 million racists.
    As for what I said about stupid Sinhalse not having the intelectual capacity to understand the complex issues I stand by what I said and let me explain.

    1) Sri Lankas Sovereignty is limited to Indias Security and that is a fact. But the 20 million racist headed by MR will not accept that not for want but through ignorance.
    2) India has the luxury of pulling the plug anytime and that is what they are doing under Modi.
    3) India can send anyone they want to Sri Lanka but China or Pakistan cannot do it as it was amply demonstared when India asked Sri Lanka
    to issue persona non grata to one Pakistani Dipolmat and India can do the same to China. China or Pakistan cannot reciprocate as the idiot Javi thinks. It is a fact.
    4) Up to now India only had a Naval Attache in the Diplomatic Mission.This is the first time in history that India has decided to include a Military Personnel and that is what I meant when I said TNA has arrived to monitor the activities of both China and Pakistan . China or Pakistan cannot do it and they dont have any miliraty presence which will threaten Indias Security.

    Sri Lanka is joined with India in holly matrimony and there is no room for any extramarital affairs with China or Pakisatan. If Sri Lanka tries any hanky panky India will chop off all the Tit Bits.
    It is as simple as that and I hope all the idiots will understand that.
    Let peace be upon you and me but my battle with the 20 million racist will continue until I see signs of regrett and remorse for what they have done.

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      kali-stani

      “If you are saying that you do not want to be branded as Sinhalese I take back what I said and from now on will call you Foreign.”

      Thanks, also don’t address me as Tamil.

      As far as Hindians are concerned Sri Lanka is the Sinhala state of India. Thats it.

      Most Sinhalese and Tamils falsely believe this island is an independent country which somehow possesses sovereignty.

      This false believe continues to cost the people dearly. One thing both stupid people tend to forget is that India has been an aspiring imperial power. It does everything in its own interest, not yours.

      Hindians supported Sinhala/Buddhist state twice against Sinhala/Buddhist JVP. Hindia also ran covert and overt destabilisation programme in this island which cost loss of many lives. Then decided to finish off LTTE.

      Thats the story thus far. Hindians will not rest until their project is completed.

      Hindian bureaucracy, will decide what you eat, when you eat, how many meals you eat in a day, when you go to bed, and when you use the toilet, of course all of these from New Delhi, through their Governor General in Colombo.

      Sinhala/Buddhists are so entrenched in their own thoughts, focussed on Tamil enemy they chose not to see what is in store for them.

      Therefore one should be cautious about one’s friendship with Hindia.

      Tell your Sinhala brethren to prepare for the inevitable.

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    Foreign:

    Finally we agree that Sinhala Lanka is an Indian Colony and India has total Jurisdiction over Sinhala Lanka. The European countries have started to include Sanctions Clause into any new contracts with Sinhala Lanka in anticipation of Sanctions. This will push Sinhala Lanka further into the control of India.
    What a bright future.

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