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Chandrika, Mahinda, Rats, And Our Future

By Jagath Asoka

Dr. Jagath Asoka

Dr. Jagath Asoka

It is possible to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa in the next presidential elections by appointing Chandrika Bandaranaike—Sri Lanka’s only female president, the daughter of two former prime ministers, the former leader of the SLFP—as the common candidate. There is another possibility: Chandrika can split not only the SLFP but also the other parties in the current UPFA and all the parties in the opposition and walk away with the members who are not happy with the current regime and with the current leaders of their parties and form a formidable opposition by making a new alliance; of course, she needs the help of the UNP, JVP, TNA, Sarath Fonseka, and everyone else who wants to defeat Mahinda; but she does not need total consensus, just  the support of the most influential members, because the others will follow them. I am sure even Sajith will join Chandrika if he can be the next prime minister. Ranil can be the next speaker, but I prefer a Muslim candidate. Wigneswaran can be our Chief Justice.

We all know that this regime is not going to last forever; sooner or later, it is going to collapse—that is the nature of everything, including Mahinda. Those who are currently in power will not only regurgitate what they have been eating and have taken by force, power, or conceit but also face severe punishments and imprisonments; some will even lose their civil rights and be expelled from parliament, and possibly lose their lives, lives of their spouses, children, siblings, and their zealous supporters. We are on a path to perdition, but we have the power to avoid this catastrophic deluge of blood, lost due to unimaginable violence, based on personal vendetta, and resolve this mess peacefully. The nature of politics, like everything else in life, is that nothing lasts forever: change is ineluctable, necessary, and often unpredictable. We need a strong leader, as well as a strong, disciplined, peace-loving, non-violent, incorruptible coalition to counterbalance the powers of Mahinda and avoid the bloodbath in the future due to this regime’s ineluctable death: it is just a matter of time.

It seems to me that the UNP—neither Ranil nor Sajith nor any other clown who thinks that he or she can defeat Mahinda—is not the party that is going to change this regime; the counterbalancing formidable force to Rajapaksa clan is going to emerge by splitting the current UPFA by Chandrika, or it can happen spontaneously, but not by Ranil or Sajith. Here is a statement that Chandrika made in September 2009, during her visit to Kerala, India: “I too care for my life. Even though the current government is a government of my party, I don’t feel safe. There is an overall lack of freedom and an atmosphere of fear prevails in the country. The basic rights of the people and media freedom are restricted in Sri Lanka.”

It is highly possible, and I am somewhat certain, that the Rajapaksa clan will try to eliminate Chandrika if she enters this dog fight. So, her fears are real and tangible. Chandrika is going to be this regime’s next target, their next Sarath Fonseka; but Chandrika is not Sarath Fonseka; Chandrika is an experienced, gutsy, formidable, survivor/president—a tabby with nine lives—who would not walk away with her tail in between her hind legs when she is in a fight, especially when her opponent is Mahinda: Even Prabakaran could not kill her. Even though her husband Vijaya Kumaratunga—the most beloved Sri Lankan actor/politician so far—was assassinated, Chandrika survived; probably, the assassination of Vijaya explains the methods, thuggery, and tactics that Chandrika used to stay alive while she was in power.

The political climate has changed: Prabakaran is in the nether world, and JVP is using somewhat peaceful and democratic methods in battles, and has given up the bullet, at least for the time being. I doubt that Mahinda or any other Sri Lankan would ever replace or even come closer to Vijaya, as far as love and popularity is concerned. I do not have a dog in this fight, but do you think Mahinda Rajapaksa will survive if Chandrika enters this dog fight? Please let me know because your comments entertain me.

If it were Mahinda vs. Sajith or Mahinda vs. any other clown, I doubt that people would elect Sajith Premadasa or any other clown because it would be like a horse vs. a dog race; Sajith, probably, is the top dog in his party, but he cannot win the race against the horse who has won every Derby race; Sajith is the fastest dog in the Greyhound racing events; I think Chandrika has a better chance of defeating Mahinda. Think of these two facts: In 2010, Mahinda Rajapaksa, even after annihilating the LTTE, obtained only 57%, and Sarath Fonseka received 40%; but Fonseka carried the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. So, even after annihilating Prbakaran’s group, Mahinda obtained only 7% more in 2010 than he did in 2005. Then in September 2013, TNA received 78.5% in the Northern Provincial Council elections, whereas UPFA received only 18.4 %. If the UNP, TNA, JVP, and Sarath Fonseka were to support Chandrika, don’t you think she can defeat Mahinda? The question is who is going to unite all these players? Do you think Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera and/or Magala Munasinghe can do this? It is a viable option and a pragmatic solution because everyone who supports Chadrika will be in a win-win situation. Imagine what would happen to Rajapaksa bothers when Sarath Fonseka becomes the Defense secretary, and Wigneswaran becomes our Chief Justice; I think even Navi Pillay and the rest of the world who hates this regime will dance for a week to celebrate Mahinda’s defeat. It is going to be like Nelson Mandela’s victory over Apartheid.

Think of the recent developments; JHU vehemently opposes government’s proposal to open James Packer’s casino in Colombo; the Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siam Sect, Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera was shocked over the allegations leveled against Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne, allegations related to drugs; even Wimal Weerawansa recently criticized their own Education Minister, Bandula Gunawardena’s move to scrap the Grade Five scholarship examination; Vasudeva Nanayakkara says that the people have a right to information, especially government information. It seems like that all the sycophants, cronies, and rats of Mahinda have taken the first step: They have changed their usual sickening tunes and nauseating chants; it seems like the Titanic—the unsinkable ship: Mahinda’s regime—is going to sink soon, and all the rats are preparing to jump ship. There is only one way to save people like Mervin, Dayasiri, Wimal, and the other rats—including ambassadors, ex-military chiefs, VCs, Ministers, MPs, and others rats who are currently supporting this regime: Jump ship. I am pretty sure that all Rajapaksas are very smart and pragmatic; otherwise, they would not have survived this far; I think they will recognize this impending doom; I pray that the Lord Buddha would give them the wisdom to do the right thing to save our country from this impending, unimaginable bloodbath that is going to happen when this regime collapses. It is going to be worse than anything that we have ever seen so far; the thirty years that we suffered because of Prabakaran will look like a blessing, compared to this looming doom that we are going to experience: there is only one way to avoid this disaster: A peaceful regime change and amnesty to all: to all who have ruined our country, provided that they return everything that they have stolen from the hapless Sri Lankans.  I firmly believe in civility, one of the graceful amenities of any society.

It seems to me that most of the UPFA’s current members are eagerly waiting to ditch Mahinda, and they are just waiting for the auspicious occasion; those who crossed over to the UPFA will jump back to protect themselves: A frog is always a frog.

If Chandrika were to become the common candidate, all she has to do is to promise all the ministers that she would not prosecute them for stealing money from the people as long as they reveal how they did it and return the money to the public. I know that Sri Lankans are not ready for a Tamil President, but I am certain that they are ready for a Tamil Chief Justice. All you have to do is this: compare Wigneswaran with the current Chief Justice Mohan Pieris and the former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Wigneswaran could be the latest, amalgamated-incarnation of Lakshman Kadirgamar and Chelvanayakam.  I think most Sri Lankans are sick of corruption and nepotism; I also think people want to establish the rule of law in Sri Lanka, not Mahinda’s or Gotabaya’s law. I cannot think of a better candidate for Chief Justice position in Sri Lanka other than Wigneswaran. Do you have a better candidate? To achieve sweeping constitutional reforms we must abolish the current Executive Presidency, shorten the Parliament life to five years, abolish the preferential vote system, and limit the number of ministers to nine: country’s nine provinces will have its own premier and civil service.

If Chandrika were to run against Mahinda, Mahinda’s problems such as lack of Media freedom, allegations of war crimes, white van disappearances, nepotism, not following the rule of law, corruption, financial skullduggery, rising cost of living, and lower standard of education and healthcare can be magnified issues. Mahinda cannot keep milking the victory over Prabakaran forever: even the mythical cow Surabhi is going to run out of milk if you keep milking her without a respite. Sooner or later the magical powers of this victory over Prabakaran are going to fade away and other burning issues are going to determine the outcome of our presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

I pray that if Chandrika were to win, she would not tread on the path of vengeance: the path to perdition. I am certain that some people want nothing but to avenge and to take revenge, but there is another path: Total reconciliation. I think we need just more than one person to establish the rule of law in our country; more than one person to establish total reconciliation; more than one person to give Tamils, Muslims, and Burghers their freedoms that the majority Sinhalese population enjoys but vehemently denies the same freedoms for the minorities.

Can you think of a Sri Lanka where we would have a President or Prime Minister who would say that he or she would obey the laws of the land just like everyone else? Can you imagine a Sri Lanka where politicians will be sent to jail for stealing money; thugs, rapists, and murders do not end up as members of our parliament; there is no nepotism; everybody has an equal chance to get a  better education and a better job based on merits, not on nepotism? I do not know about you, but I dream of that Sri Lanka.

I think Sri Lanka will benefit tremendously if the next government decides to give instant dual citizenship to all Sri Lankans who have become citizens of other countries. Now, only Gotabaya has the sole power to decide who gets the dual citizenship; dual citizenships should be automatic and given freely, free of charge. Gotabaya is acting alike a monster that is guarding a heap of gold and virgins; the monster has no need for either, but he is guarding the gold and the virgins because of his insatiable greed for power.

After Mahinda is gone, what are we going to do next? Some say that you cannot find gems in sewage tanks, but I disagree with them. I think we can do something similar to what South Africa did: Have an interim constitution, guaranteeing separation of powers, creating a constitutional court, and including a US-style bill of rights; country’s nine provinces will have its own premier and civil service, a concession between the desire for federalism and unitary government.

I am a firm believer of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. Once we get rid of Mahinda, there is a possibility that he will enter the realm of gods and become Saint Mahinda because those who say that Mahinda is a dictator can become worse than Mahinda: Don’t forget, that is also a real possibility!

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    “To achieve sweeping constitutional reforms we must abolish the current Executive Presidency”

    Chandrika did not fulfill this promise in 11 years. What makes you think she will this time around?

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      As we are well aware,Chandrika´s terms did NOT enjoy 2/3 parliamentary mandates to do so.
      But today- they just abuse budget and all others getting passed enjoying the mandate but not even uttering a single word about abolishing EP. why?

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        Sirimal:

        Regardless, whether it is Ranil, Sajith, Sarath or Karu the EP will not be abolished. Chandrika did not and Mahinda will not.

        We need to find a way out of this.

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          Way will come out of UNHRC meeting in Geneva in March 2014!

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            Cool one – pleasure as always to read – keep it coming Dude Jagath!

            One thing, Sri Lanka is also ready for a Tamil Prime Minister and Vigneshwaran would do just fine or Sumanthiran.. just look at the doddering corrupt clown – DM Jayaratne accused on aiding and abetting drug trafiking in South Asia on a massive scale and the fellow refusing to resign to enable a proper investigation to take place because as long as he is PM there will be NO investigation..

            What a national disgrace – DM is the Prime Minister of Corruption!

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            Must say JA that your political satire is really welcome and a relief from the hysterical diatribes for an against the corrupt and criminal Jarapassa regime..

            Totally enjoy the ideas and trun of phrase in your columns.. Food and fun for thought – Very very nice!

            We need a comic cartoon strip of all the corrupt Minister of the regime in Sinhala to educate our fellow modayas now..
            [Edited out]

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          Way to go Dr. Jagath Asoka – CBK will be a winner!
          Please translate this into Sinhala to educate our fellow Sinhalaya Modayas and publish widely!

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            Jagath,

            “|”I know that Sri Lankans are not ready for a Tamil President, but I am certain that they are ready for a Tamil Chief Justice. “|”

            If India can have a Sheikh as PM from the same party even though their Indira the greatest leader produced so far was gunned down by Sheikhs then what is the problem with Sinhalese in having a Tamil president now??

            Then Sinhalese are neither Buddhist or Human but the classic GasGembos FROGS playing Croak-et in their scratchy Amudes- filthy Lycra.

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              It’s not “Sheiks” it is SIKHS who are followers of Sikhism. Sheiks are an Arab term . Don’t confuse the two very
              distinct entities and groups .

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        Chandrika is the biggest shameless liar in the history of Politics. The day she was elected to presidency, she came on TV stating that the Executive Presidency will be abolished in fifteen days. She, and everybody else, knew it could not be done. There started her never ending array of lies, lies and more lies.

        Do you think that anybody will believe this woman any more? I am no fan of Rajapakses but, if given a choice, I would prefer to vote to defeat this woman at any cost.

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      Agree.

      Anyone who thinks Chandrika can defeat MR or she has solutions for Sri Lanka’s current problems need to get their heads examined.

      Wanting to polish English is one thing and offering soltions to national problems, even in a forum like this one, is quite another.

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        Yes jughead is attempting to create the rotten apple Corps.

        Lanka is still in the Persian orbit while India is just about to come out of it.

        Not surprisingly even the diehard socialist European think that Turkey is Asian-period.

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          JAGATH,

          “|”I pray that if Chandrika were to win, she would not tread on the path of vengeance”|” We all know that this regime is not going to last forever; sooner or later, it is going to collapse—that is the nature of everything, including Mahinda.”|”
          _______________________

          Throughout the uduran kanna socialist paksaya has taken revenge from the people just after elections so don’t dream.

          Don’t pray like stupid Americans but sleep like an objective smiling Chinese with one eye open then you can dream and keep smiling at the funny world.. The moors gave the world snooker champion. Cricket was Whatmore.Please keep robes out of politics because they are filthy lycre. The Tamils found Wiggie and Indians found NaMo what have the Sinhalese in terms of Mr/M/s Clean??

          Tomorrow’s election in Bangladesh without witnesses is the way Lanka will go because it runs in your genes. 2 widows because folk vote for the dead. What exactly Premadasa and JR did to India Mujibur Rahman did it with the help of Kissinger (as usual the giant slept all along like when London was blitzed). Best part is the folk of both countries need India to step in to help them but both are stupid and untrustworthy.

          You never knew the 2 men Chandrika (thannawa) sacrificed (Vijay and LK) and if you did you would not touch her with a barge pole. She has no family influence in present day China neither does MR. Similarly, they won’t have with Maratha Empire folk. India with NaMo will be native ruled for the first time without Persian (Sun God and Islam) influence the orbit that SARC is in. The region has been under this influence for millennia and you will appreciate this by reading the history and culture of the continent and sub- continent and seeing it with your mind so that you believe it 50%.(@_@)

          The internecine-wars between Tamils catalysed by the Sinhalese will keep India and IC from helping SL to come to a peace settlement. If the Tamils can hold on we solved it for all. Rajapassa is already on it with his terror outfits. ~゜k・_・k゜~ 

          BTW if US solve Iran it would be temporary because the mullahs will be back as in history- the crusade purity of blood and heaven whatever hell that is. 。◕‿◕。

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        Fully agree. CBK and her family is the root cause for the situation in the country. CBK 12 years of rule brought nothing to the country. She will only bring more misery and no solution at all. Those who want to bring her back even as means to defeat MR, need only to look her period of governance when the country had a negative growth for the first time, as far as I can recollect.

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      He was hired by the CIA to promote the “chura regina’ . The queen of Thieves.
      Did you read Victor Ivan ‘s sinhalese title – Chaura Regina.

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    I agree yes Chandrika can win the Presidential election. But she too has skeletons in her closet. If we truly believe that Sri Lanka needs a change then the best way to approach it is by using President Rajapakse to lead it. Why I say this is because he is still very popular among masses and I do not know how he maintains this status. But that is the reality. So for Rajapakse to become the next Mandella the best thing he can do is to form a National Government. Rajapakse family has made enough money for generations, so now all what Rajapakse has to worry is his legacy. By creating a National Government with all the parties participating it would even give a better chance for Namal to become the President some time later. I do not like the policies of Rajapakse or for that matter Rajapakse family, but I am thinking of a peaceful transformation without any more killing. Lets do it the peaceful way. President Rajapakse this is a challenge for you!

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      If one would expect Mahinda to become Mandela of the nation, pigs might fly. Only way we could achieve is through genetic modiciations. Genes in Rajapakshes Genomes are irreversbly mutated as nothing can help them except replace with average srilanken genomes.

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        Mandela sold out his nation, visit SouthAfrica and see for yourself how the natives live.
        You -kalu suddhas of Srilanka – who has never ventured out think that your white uncles are all civil and honorable .
        They came looted us, If any good happened that was unintended consequences .

        Colonization was not a Mercy mission.
        They looted us.
        In South Africa natives live in shanty dwellings called Townships,
        illiterate and no health care, white man still dig the gold and take it out , They also own the land.
        Mandeal was too old now ANC kills striking miners.
        Srilankan level of ethnic harmony cannot be find any where else.

        British and other looters bribe and get some boot lickers to write junk.
        Visit South Africa and see for your selves.

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      RIght we need to get MR & Namal to rule another few decades becuase our water buffalos deserve more punnakku.

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      The best way would be for Mahinda to get rid of Gota, who seems to be holding the reins at the moment.

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    Jagath is day dreaming.
    1. That Ranil will allow CBK to lead UNP.
    2. That MR’s regime is going to end soon. -:)

    MR will hold the presidential election next and he will feed punnakku to people to win the election again. Then it is all MR’s. the next general and PC elections.

    stop day dreaming….

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      You may be right.
      But those who stay out of the country have been dreaming of a good leader.

      But as you say – the masses (masses of the country make up village folks; these villages are being brainwashed as nothing could help them; the cost of living issues are unbearable, but they would still respect him for liberation the country from LTTErs, they feel that MR did that, fact and figures stay aside) would not allow that dream becoming the reality

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      Sumith,
      Jagath has right to day dream, why not!!. My day dream..
      1) M Sobitha challenge as common candidate and CBK as political whip to get all other political dogs/fools together.
      2) First and foremost task, Executive presidency MUST be abolish or power must be pruned to the minimum..
      3) Then I go back to SL to live with dual citizenship…. Ha ha.. No more working… Just resting in the tropical paradise..
      But when I wake up and think about stories like Kudu Duminda saga, open air killing, huge publicity, and sort of life he is enjoying now with public acceptance … neither CBK or Rev Sobitha has any chance..
      There is much much more possibility of Rajapakse dynasty continue up to Namal Rajathuma…
      Anura

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        No doubt that this Jagath character is a class A loony.CBK becoming president,eh?Splitting the UPFA votes,ah?How nice!We all know who CBK is.PTOMS fame CBK is a goner.Yes she will split the votes,but not of the UPFA,but that of the UNP.We all know about this alcoholic and dancing crazy woman.We all know what this woman did with the likes of [Edited out] Mangy and Sanath.This woman almost got Rukantha and family burnt alive due to the influence of Sanath Goonathilika.THis woman will split the UNP votes right in the middle and give Rajapakse victory on a platter!This silly idea is an invention of born losers Ranil,Karu and Mangy!

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      Chandrika is funded by her masters, Ranil also listens to the masters, of the low pigmented kind.

      i was told several cabinet ministers and ranil, Sarath already met with the queen of thieves .

      Find a decent other guy to contest not a drunkard .

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    JAGATH;
    Sri lanka’s society is Now infested with Rats and Vultures,.
    There is no escape from that,
    And scoundrels and Prostitutes, [It said Male and Female, Homos inclusive].
    Hey, Waita moment!!!!!.
    But you said that,
    “If Chandrika were to become the common candidate, all she has to do is to promise all the ministers that she would not prosecute them for stealing money from the people as long as they reveal how they did it and return the money to the public”.

    What about herself????????/.
    What did VICTOR IVAN said in his Book, “CHWAURA REJINA”.[ Robber Queen].
    Will all those Scoundrels, Rapist and Liars confess and divulge what they have Looted and taken out from country???????????????.

    By the way, I am dreaming That VICTOR IVAN is busy with His Next Book called ” CHAWURA PAWULA” { “FAMILY OF LOOTERS AND SCOUNDRELs”}. Scoundrels.
    Don’t you think so?.

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    Yes Jagath. I agree that Chandrika would be the best to topple the Rajapaksa regime. As you suspect she can be the target of an assassination with a domesticated tiger used for this purpose. For many in the UPFA the change would be welcome for it would not involve a complete somersault even which they will be prepared to do. One of the major election promises should be the change to the constitution and the restoration of democracy. Yes, the size of the cabinet should be reduced to not more than ten. I do not know about Sajith coming in with his reputation for divided loyalty and his other suspected involvements. It is time that Ranil showed some courage,and took a firm stand. The Provincial Councils are a white elephant with the proliferation of portfolios, expenditure, corruption with the attendant sterility in progress and development. It heartening to note that you have started this debate. Bensen

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      The Provincial Councils will become very effective, productive and efficient if sufficient power is devolved to them and an appropriate leadership is elected.

      Sengodan. M

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      I agree. CBK can be a target for assassination by Hitlerpassa clan! I hope she exercises CAUTION! Our MAD dictator has really gone mad.

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        Only way out to remove the man in power is to work on UNHRC sessions so that the buggers willhave no excuses than going for an independet war crime inquiry. All opposition parties should help in this regard without any hesitation but not betraying the soverinty of the nation. Be it from MR or any others govt, if their actions took the lives of its civil folks not holding on to the UNO HR norms, only an independentinvestigation ís the foundation for reconcillation between beaten tamils and ones enjoying MR´s war victory. Thereafter reenforcing law and order to the core – they can surely bring the sustainable peace to the nation.

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      Gay Bensen Burner,
      You are an idiot!

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    right MR & Gota liberated the country single handedly.
    SF was trying to get the credit away from Rjapakses.

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      single handedly.???????????.

      May be other hand did some thing Sexy???.

      IDIOT,
      People of Sri Lanka scarified and liberated the Country.
      NOT JARAPASSA OR HOTHAMBAYA or any Jack ASS.

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        Amare@,
        there are significant masses in the country – even after 4 years, stupidly think that MR´s magical power liberated the nothern soils from LTTE terror. So if we want to toppel the brutal idiots, opposition should bring all facts and figure to those stupid general public by contacting them directly. These people have the rights to inform them properly. Statemedia has been manipulating them again and again. It will be not easy to turn those stupid masses from their state of current mind sets.

        The proble before us is not only brutal Rajapakshes, but also the stupid village folks -general pubic that make up the majority of the voters. They feel that Raja is doing well until now no matter eve if they would have to die by not being able to survive their daily meals.

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          “|2The proble before us is not only brutal Rajapakshes, but also the stupid village folks -general pubic that make up the majority of the voters”|”

          For the visitor MR has done the magic thanks to the Chinese- for the price of a starbucks coffee travel the highway where one sees just dead dogs not locals who cannot dream of travelling that way etc etc.

          Now ,Look for a Kattadiya like Shiranti or CBK.

          This is what the `Gooo`ta `Boo`ts familial has embedded into the Bestiality Concept Sinhala Buddhist only in Lanka,-

          Great liars are also great magicians.—Adolf Hitler

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      Sumith,

      “MR & Gota liberated the country single handedly”???????????

      Are you suggesting MR and Gota “single handedly” fought the LTTE? What do you think the armed forces were doing, sitting by the side, sipping tea and watching with awe, while MR & Gota “single handedly” fought the LTTE?

      Kings of yore led their armies to the battle field, but our current breed of ‘Dutugemunus’ sat, warming their fat bums, in plush air conditioned rooms, or globetrotting 1st Class, while the armed forces fought the enemy.

      Stupid fool Sumith!

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    I agree with a lot of views in the above article.I am proud to say that I have mentioned in a few comments to some articles in CT of the need of bringing back CBK to Office of Presidency to defeat this undemocratic government and its ideology.
    There is no better candidate for the Presidency other than CBK in the current political landscape.Thank god Ranil knows he cannot win. Sajith does not even know that he he will be the third in the presidential election.SF cannot pose any challenge to Mahinda.
    **********
    Chandrika tabled a better constitution in the Parliament with provisions to abolish the executive presidency and to devolve power to the periphery when she was in power but the UNP and others sabotaged it.
    It is Chandrika who told thepeople of this country fearlessly that Sri Lanka is a muli ethnic, multi-religious, multi- cultural country.
    If CBK contests as the common candidate and wants to win she has to convince the people that she will do the following.
    She will remain in power less than 18 months.
    She will form a national provisional government
    She will introduce a new constitution
    to abolish the executive presidency,
    to abolish the proportional electoral system,
    to restore independence of judiciary,
    to restore democratic rights,
    to restore rule of law,
    and
    to devolve power the to the Tamils and Muslims.
    The above pledges alone are not enough to defeat Mahinda. She and the leaders of the Opposition have to say the voters how they are going to give relief to the suffering and starving masses in the north as well as the south.

    I have no doubt Champika & Company together with Weerawansa & company will stick with Mahinda.

    .

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      Great I agree with you fully here. And pleased to see that people like you are still there to add this kind of truths of our past. However the gulliable and malicioius fractions in the country have short memories about the realities and added sofar only negative thoughts about CBK and her two terms. Anyway, that is common to lankens in general from that day on. As I still remember, how CBK is the only leader happened to bring peace to the country after 89 insurgency that killed over 50k of lanken youth. Situation was not easy while the nothern war was its brutal stages. Today´s JVPers are to my eye a reincarnation of their movement that I experienced in 80ties. Chilling experiences I myself faced in late 80ties are not easy to erase in my memory.

      As one of the commentators added it already, they the powergreedy monkeys (Rajapakshes) will easily assasinate CBK by taking the advantage of former tigers now supporting to current regime. Rajapakshes are literally the experts in Killing and any kind of abusive tasks. I can compare their acts the way JVP brutal rebells reacted in 89 insurgency. These they further proved in the last 4 years telling the locals and the ICs that their missions is to peace and reconciliation and develop the country.

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      Fat hopes once elected CBK wisdom will fly off her head. If she was genuine she should not have dissolved the legally elected UNP government instead should have worked with them for this was the wish of the people in electing a UNP government at that time. Words alone want suffice should be backed with deeds. No point crying sour grapes after the horse has bolted

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    Jagath,

    You are talking as to who will be the best future president of Sri Lanka, chief justice, etc to bring rule of law and justice .

    The way Tamils in the North-East are treated, including genocide during the war and the present ongoing structural genocide, the international community has to decide how to protect Tamils from the genocidal Sri Lankan state.

    For heaven’s sake don’t pretend that there is no genocide of Tamils going on.

    Just as many Sinhalese today talk about LTTE rump, a time might come when we can talk about a rump Sri Lanka!

    Karma leading to justice will prevail.

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    Since you need to be entertained with comments, should Chandrika also not follow the same path to a trial as Rajapakse clan. She did exactly the same misdeeds. There was much by way of bribery and some of them are recorded in judicial proceedings. She killed many Tamils during her time and her pursuit of the war to end all wars entailed civilian casualties. She scuttled peace proposals that were viable. The ISGA was a proposal in which the Tigers accepted a unitary state. It could have been discussed. Ranil was prepared to do so. But,not Chandrika. Kadirgamar, a back room lawyer, found so many phony defects in the document. We have to be honest and make a clean sweep of erstwhile politicians if we are to make progress. Chandrika’s family started all this. Sinhala only, the wiping out of innocent Sinhalese youth on the ground that they were JVP people when they were not ( I remember coming back to university with half the Sinhalese boys missing) and the war to end all wars. Try to be more creative than pulling out the same pussy with nine lives.

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      I wish to know the name or names of governments or states that did not suppress rebellions using more brutal force.The JVP took arms to overthrow two governments.The LTTE did a number of massacres.Armed forces in every country kill enemies brutally. In every war civilians have been killed.It will happen in future too.
      The LTTE never was honest. Its aim was eelam and it was not ready for a compromise.So you can’t blame Chandrika for fighting the LTTE.

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        And you school teacher don’t have the bollocks to say that you are the cause of racism in a land where every grown up was uncle and aunt because your origin is kallathoni- Bihari bandit via bangaladesh.

        Lanka is still in the Persian orbit while India is just about to come out of it.

        China with Xi has come out of Mouse Tse tung orbit. ( 2 eggs per week for family of 8)

        Thumb it down because you are afraid of your own shadow like the yellow robed monks.

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        GOSL never was honest either, so you expect LTTE to be honest?

        The LTTE and other separatist Tamil orgs arose because of Sinhala government sanctioned pogroms. It the Sinhala state that created the armed Tamil groups by their Supremacist ideology.

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      CBK in a nutshell. a very sensible comment

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        Correction the comment referred to is that of kabaragoya

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    Dear Dr Jagath ,

    Don’t believe those stats which election department displays , MR hasn’t won neither of elections , rather they were stolen (day light robbery ) from the right full owners , in 2005 , MR had managed to bribed the LTTE and prevented minorities voting for RW, thus taking away the right full victory from that poor sod Ranil W hence depriving him becoming the president, logically speaking MR shouldn’t have contested 2010 presidential election , but in reality MR forced himself as the president of SL and plans to run the show till his last breath. Soon after 2010 presidential election former election commissioner Mr “Athathi ratne ” declared that he couldn’t even protect a ballot box despite his repeated assurances to the opposition parties, that statement itself says a lot about the ground reality of SL elections under MR .
    Dr Jagath , mark my word MR can’t afford to lose next presidential election , MR is not just another president , he is carrying truck loads of baggage and two of his siblings and himself are in imminent danger of being tried for possible war crime trial , even in SL he has made enough enemies ( Gen SF , CJ SB , CBK et al ) so stakes are way too high for MR , MR will never be defeated under the prevailing circumstances , if any one wants to see MR getting defeated , following prerequisites must be fulfilled before the election

    1) Establishment of an Independent election commission (17th Amendment;LLRC recommendation )
    2) Active participation of International election monitors
    3) Establishment of an Independent police commission (17 th Amendment LLRC recommendation)

    Of course CBK has the full potential to defeat MR only under the above mentioned conditions.

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      “|”Of course CBK has the full potential to defeat MR only under the above mentioned conditions. “|2

      From the frying pan into the fire- she would go shooting and shopping and never give up the dictatorship which she attempted via sex silva the cj.. Mother and She both won because Modayas vote for the dead and created the racial problem in the first place.

      anyway there are many neighboring women VIP women who don’t recognise her- Mouse Tse Tung is dead its civil major general nightingale Peng, Iranian/Pases Gandhi dynasty is breathing its last and its the Maratha Empire- NaMo and US Nisha.

      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein

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      Srilal@,

      Quoting from yours:

      “if any one wants to see MR getting defeated , following prerequisites must be fulfilled before the election 1) Establishment of an Independent election commission (17th Amendment;LLRC recommendation ) 2) Active participation of International election monitors 3) Establishment of an Independent police commission (17 th Amendment LLRC recommendation)”

      How would you expect the mentioned prerequisites to made PRIOR TO ELECTIONS so long MR regime is still in power ?????????????????????? Can you please elaborate here ?

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        – expect the mentioned prerequisites to made PRIOR TO ELECTIONS-

        on a toadstool by rotten apple corps as Hitler said
        `It is not truth that matters, but victory`

        Kussi Amma Sirma spawned the JVP too. The father was no different neither is CBK track record.

        Both she and her mother would have been housewives if the moda Sinhalese did not vote for the dead like the Indians with it’s 67% literacy.

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          It was to Srilal, not to you. I don tthink you are SRILAL :(

          Thanks.

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            Public forum newcommer- we both watch the traffic lights and dont hide a dagger in your rodent style cbk tainted knickers.

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        there are two possible ways to get the job done ‘

        1) 2014 March Geneva show down is based on LLRC implementations , hence all the opposition parties , trade unions , civil society , clergy et al must be united and start pressuring the regime to implement the recommendations to avoid the impending danger

        2) All the opposition parties must issue a joint communique demanding of implementation of 17 th Amendment prior to the election , if not implemented everybody must boycott taking part in the presidential election .

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          Thanks, Srilal: I really respect your comments. COnsider to be serious discussion:)

          But

          “1) 2014 March Geneva show down is based on LLRC implementations , hence all the opposition parties , trade unions , civil society , clergy et al must be united and start pressuring the regime to implement the recommendations to avoid the impending danger “

          as one who gets updates being out of the country, I cant feel that none of the mentioned fractions will become united –

          and


          2) All the opposition parties must issue a joint communique demanding of implementation of 17 th Amendment prior to the election , if not implemented everybody must boycott taking part in the presidential election “

          As former 3rd force of the country, JVPs role on this will also play an important role; right at the moment, I have the feeling JVP attack more ON UNP than the ruling coalition.

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            Thanks Sirimal ,

            yes you are right , sadly ,our opposition is deeply divided on many issues , as far as i see Ranil & sajith are the real reason behind all these in fighting , Ranil & Sajith both getting direct and indirect favours from MR and they will continue to do so at the expense of 21 mil odd people , coming back to your original query , SL people have the huge responsibility on their shoulders , so they have to come up with home grown solutions , international community would not directly involve in domestic political affairs.

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      @Sirimal,
      I would like to know where the FORMER EC has been to this day ? I mean man who had to fight with election results in Jan 2010 ? Why did none of the journalists make any interviews with him since then ? All these are also comparable to the grave issues and the tactics MR brutal abusers covered the Duminda´s seious head injuaries by showing inaccurate medical source data through state TV.
      Can you please add few lines to this – me being out of the country, have not heard about former EC sinc then. And I am in the firm belief even today, that the election results were undoubtedly abused by MR thugs in that election.

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        Applogies, that is to Srilal@

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        Sirimal ,

        sorry to disappoint you , i’m also in the same boat as you , i’ve never heard any thing of our famous Athathi ratne either , perhaps some other reader can help us on this !

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          And do you know any reason why international journalists did not bring any transparent report about so called serious hospitalizations of Duminda prior him being reintroduced to the regime last year ? This is going to be an issue will be raised in UNHRC – in terms of transparency in high crime investigations, also not forgetting that the key accused of the British murder case – president´s man from Hambantota has set free on a bail. Prince Charles and Cameron had requested President that they would wait for a fair verdict to be made in that case:

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            Sirimal ,

            with regards to Baratha’s murder case , as far as international community concerns , its just another domestic incident where political rivalries ended up killing each other , of course the whole drama clearly illustrates how the law & order apply to the Rajapakse cronies.
            Baratha’s siblings happened to be Canadian citizens and they do have some leverage over the issue .
            British national’s murder case is slightly different as his girl friend is willing to testify before a grand jury , hope she will not ended up ” mata mathaka na ” (i don’t remember) syndrome.

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              Thank you, Srilal @
              it should be a way to get valuable info directly from the singapore hospital autohrities. If the evidences given by Duminda were completely accepted as he has lost the memories of the shooting moments – how can he become proactive MP again ? If the rulers have nothing to hide, they should reveal all bits about the medical history with opposition of the country. Why the murder investigation ended up in that way is still a great puzzel to me. I mean the source data that were shown on TV are proved to be not of Duminda´s. Nevertheless those medic and law professionals to make continous falshe statements on the state TV – not even respecting the laws in compliance with medical approbation related laws; if this was the case found in any Eu country, those lawyers and medical professional will have no chance to escape. Particularly, medic and law professionals are legaly bound to be obeyed to the approbation regulations.

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                Aralia,

                There are highly lucrative tax consultants businesses in the EU because all laws are worth only the paper they are written on.

                The rich don’t pay taxes anywhere in the world only poor fools who voted the stinking rich pay taxes.

                There are great criminal defence lawyers in Europe because of the same.

                Of entrance to a quarrel but being in beareth that the enemy may beware of thee! Hamlet.(^‿◕)

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                Sirimal ,
                as far as i’m concern spending time on Baratha’s case is a quite futile one , the Main accused has been (temporally )cleared by the SL court system under the prevailing conditions , if any one wishes to see real justice , SL president needs to be replaced, period !

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          “there are two possible ways to get the job done “

          Rajapassa has already organised his re-election without witnesses as Chairperson-in-Office of Commonwealth.
          Bangladesh is conducting its election but the US and EU has refused to send their observers because it is fraudulent.
          His song would as originating from Bengal why cannot we special people who killed terrorism where the world has failed! Ha ha ha.
          Violence could compromise Bangladesh poll:
          http://www.dw.de/violence-could-compromise-bangladesh-poll/a-17338179

          now the irony:
          ‘Only death will do’ for Bangladeshi protestor:
          http://www.dw.de/only-death-will-do-for-bangladeshi-protestor/a-17326507
          Asked about this international criticism, Ahmed is dismissive. “Just because we are a third-world country and you help us building our roads, you can tell us what to do?” she says. “All we ask for is the highest punishment according to our law, our constitution, for the people who murdered and raped their own countrymen.”
          She recalls how a German friend, one of the many foreign friends she made through work in the NGO-sector and who regularly stay in her house as guests, wrote to her: “I know you as a very warm and caring person, so how can you ask for this inhuman act?” Ahmed answers with the only comparison Europeans might understand. “If you still have a Nazi soldier, would you be nice to him? No,” she says. “It’s of course an inhuman act, but … for humans. Not for inhuman people like that.”

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            Javi ,

            Bangali politics and its election are some what similar to ours , but there is a huge difference though , SL’s case, there is a formidable Tamil diaspora and they continue to gather momentum and posing a great threat to MR and his dynasty , no doubt MR must be thinking sometimes , if there were no Tamil Diaspora ,how wonderful his life would be ? his life would be smooth sailing until his offspring that clown takes over the rains !all the opposition parties must be united and demand for the LLRC implementation then only we can talk about presidential election.

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              Can you please leave response to my last post to you ? Thank you.

              Sirimal
              January 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

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              xxx

              This was to Srilal:

              Can you please leave response to my last post to you ? Thank you. Sirimal January 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

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              Srilal,

              Perhaps you and I have grown up in the way we called all our grown up neighbours uncle and aunt and as Lalith later put the only race we know is horse race.
              The diaspora can meet in large numbers together at any time only to pray for the dead at the rear of the holiest Hindu shrine Pashupathinath but never in the front and that is how it stands- there is no trust relationship. The internecine wars right from the start is a reminder of the weakness like the JR/Preme.As you are aware the Tamils never wanted LLRC but there was not even a thread of hope but after the Equinox the world dynamics are different in favour of the Tamils.
              This is the main reason MR has those murderous Tamil terrorist whom he is cultivating for international terror which is already on.
              It is not the Diaspora or their protest but the bloodied press Sinhala/western that brought Cameron to Jaffna- as you know UK does not negotiate directly with terrorist and Cameron is a press fan while Bombastic Boris is a Journalist himself so he stopped MR visit to oxford because 34 wards were given to him when the Europeans did not care to vote. There are no right wing Tamil players as yet and it might take ages Therefore, the positive aspects that have unfolded up to date. Freedom does not come on a featherbed but there are responsibilities there it has to be plucked.
              My immediate concern is how do we tear up the constitution and all that it stands for?? Remember JR what he said when he brought it out first.
              “ options 2”
              If India can have a Sheikh soon after Indira the greatest leader India has produced was gunned down by her own trusted Sheiks what is holding the Sinhalese from having a Mr Clean Tamil to do that and resign like at Czechoslovakia ?
              I have met RW once when he was minister during Preme’s time for a very private dinner with 2 other minorities and I for just school days gossip- it was very charming and no politics. I do know 50% that he has the mind to undo what his uncle did.
              I would love to see men like you live in happiness because I am very happy elsewhere and it’s called art of intelligence.
              The Diaspora can make you suffer for very long but cannot win by themselves because they have proved they can be half maggots and travel in that apple. If NaMo turns around we can only blame ourselves because even the IC will not assist without India’s approval though they have twisted the arm of a weak Persian dynasty.

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                Thanks Javi ,

                i agree with you on most of the comments , let me take LLRC proposals ,

                yes it is true neither Diaspora nor TNA endorses the LLRC as it was a complete white wash for the Junta but at the same time its recommendations can’t be thrown out the window as the report failed to implicate the higher ups , if you care to closely scrutinize the whole issue , you will see the gravity of the issue , if MR were to implement his own recommendations he would get in to a trap where he wouldn’t be able to mess with the law & order as before , report clearly emphasizes on the importance of implementing the 17 th amendment , in other words reinstating independent police , election , judicial , bribery institutions where MR will have very little influence . Americans along with the other westerners trapped MR in a way , where he can’t escape , remember famous Darusman (PoE)report , when the report was out Junta went on a rampage jumping up & down , accusing the UN and western world applying double standards on tiny , vulnerable , poor sri lanka and undermining her magnificent war victory against the world deadliest terrorist outfit with world first, zero casualty (policy) humanitarian operation in rescuing innocent Tamil civilians bla bla . Western world carefully listened to MR’s pleas and gave him a life line , that was to come up with your own report , predictably LLRC came out with the expected white washing the entire regime and its forces but with a little catch though , the catch was the full implementation of the 17 th amendment !
                in order to compensate LLRC white washing on junta , western world was busy on trapping MR on accountability issue , that was bringing two successive UN resolutions against the regime and now the demand is getting more louder and deadly , coming march ,Geneva show down is another part of that master plan , poor MR is trapped now , he has run out of all the excuses he had been making earlier , he was crying foul for more time and home grown solutions , now all seem to be fading away . I predict 2014 March Geneva show down to be another fascinating episode and it will be passed with the support of all important 24 votes [Western world (7), Latin America (6), Eastern Europe (4), Asia (2) and Africa (5)] .

                PS : Javi I’ve 2nd thoughts about Americans , are they really sincere in this whole saga ?

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    The democratic reform had become imperative after end of thirty war launch by LTTE-Terrorist outfit. What could not controlled democratic process, however we were the breadth of phenomenon and that of the sacrifice the Sri Lankan people were prepared to make to assert their THIRST for freedom ,democracy & Soveregnity
    The paramount problem is democratic protest movement that erupted by the leadership CBK? or Ranil Or Sarath.F?
    Is such high spirited that such forces has been released, by UNP-Ranil or CBK forces has an energy that, no one could have imaging or anticipated. In county like Sri lanka, as diverse as democratic ,that people showed that although they could do sometimes be manipulated the mass democratic movement they(CBK oR UNP-Ranil) created could not be fully controlled.
    The people of Sri Lanka have been proven that Terrorist, anti-Democratic and dictators of UNP regime can be overthrown without weapons, but by sheer forces of ballots by a nonviolent ,path of positive outlook.
    Political History of Parlimentary system of government SL, had been proven that there was NO blood=bath after the transfer of power by one party to other since 1948.
    How can you imaging, even lost of power Rajapakasa family face for Blood bath? I realized and believe that is moment a historic one!
    Needless to say there are the an opportunities that will emerge as the NEW ERA OF DICTATORSHIP DRAWS TO END. Such outcome is unclear to me!
    Indeed such change is NOT UPRISING OR REVOLUTION will be democratic form of handed-over power of state by one party to other.
    Is New party come into being power under UNP-Ranil or CBK nothing can taken for granted , is NOT democratic processes are only beginning to emerge of NEWLY FORM OF DICTATORSHIP.
    There is more than a few fundamental question remain to be clarified?
    We have forgotten and open pluralistic and democratic CAN EMERGE AFTER RANIL OF UNP OR CBK BEING TO POWER OF STATE.
    OUR TASK THAT LIES BEFORE INTELLECTUALS AND POLITICIANS IS TO IDENTIFY THE KEY ISSUE OF SOVEREGNITY AND DEMOCRATIC, TO DEFINE AND PRIORITIZE THE WAYS AND MEANS FOR CARRING OUR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL REFORMS IN SRI LANKA.
    IS TO FOSTER THE RISE OF A TRUE DEMOCRATIC CIVIAL SOCIETY? OR FAR REMOVED THE PARALYZING DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLE?
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    Where does this [Edited out] Jagath Asoka lives? He must have gone through a day dream. Good for him.

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      No man, I am very grateful to Jagath, giving us a chance to discuss what many would feel on the issue; seriously minded comments can bring us all more info – as Srilal pointed out it very clearly above:

      Quoting from

      “Dr Jagath , mark my word MR can’t afford to lose next presidential election , MR is not just another president , he is carrying truck loads of baggage and two of his siblings and himself are in imminent danger of being tried for possible war crime trial “

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    All these writeups are similar to “Naralova Holmang”

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      Not only these comments, but all what we the nation face in the country while allowing the monkey to govern us – is similar to NARALOWA HOLMAN.. he has been acting day to another, as if he cant pulse the feelings of the majoirty, but as we all feel it – we are fed up of MR regime now…

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    Dr. Jagath

    We Sri Lankans are sick and tired of corrupt politicians. CBK should have defeated LTTE the way MR did. Its time to avoid the known corrupt folks like CBK and MR.

    On the other hand, Karu is not the tough talking thug politician people are used to. He’s gentle, mild and flexible. His hands are clean. He’s the only one who could save the UNP. Ranil would never have given up his power if not for the leadership council. Ranil was compelled to hand over power. Ranil is called the ‘national leader’ while the Council and Karu has all the party powers.

    You mark my words. Wait and see. Today is 2nd January.

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      You very people should be better aware of the fact that CBKs terms got LTTE banned on over 35 countries before MR took the office. So, it is known to everyon that IC helped MR regime to defeat LTTERS millitarily- so if those countries had not banned ltte ACTIVITIES on those soils, DO YOU THINK THAT MR REGIME could defeat them millitarliy ? SO why cant you guys give the credit for that to late Kadirgamar and CBK regime ?

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        “|”SO why cant you guys give the credit for that to late Kadirgamar and CBK regime?

        It all runs in the Genes!

        Vijay was sweet non racial, LK was the classic cannon fodder for the “high grown” Sinhala Buddhist.

        When the nation is in the Persian orbit its always race, religion card.

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      Janaka,

      “CBK should have defeated LTTE the way MR did.”

      CBK is not a heartless creep like MR and Gota to murder thousands of innocent civilians during the final stages of the way they did.

      In case you didn’t know, it is the hard work of CBK who laid the ground work for the highways we have today, for which the Rajapaksa’s are taking credit.

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        You are dead right.

        One of my friends said- immediately after Rajapse rule millitarilly defeated all tigers from the nothern soil, if previous regimes were killing minded, they could also have done the job easily. That is very true – the manner Rajaspkse heartless buggers cleared the north, not considering the damage made to own civilian folks, specially in the end phase of the war; they behaved as if the culprits roaming in bazaars of lanken city/village corners:Even their schedules for Chogem was also too naive – to win the lost recogniztion though it ended up just making each of the citizen debted for the entire life times.

        CBK`terms got all the tamil diasphora activities banned by the genuine efforts made by Kadirgamar.

        CBK´s terms started all these road development projects which the buggers are taking the credit today.

        CBK´S terms started all telecommunication line across the country.

        Making reforms to educational system she made significant changes by giving pay hike to teachers and Uni staffs; all these she managed to do while running a war in her first term.

        And not forgetting by 2005, the country did not have 5 billions to pay to other countries. Today the gap of debts have gone up to the level of 5 times more

        By 2005, her terms had financed all sophisticated war weopeonaries to fight the war – Raja´s govt did not purchase them, SF confirmed all these as the Army commander to that point of time

        And her then foreign policy helped the country to receive collossal amount of foreign donations after Tsunami disaster. These funds were abused by Rajapskehs, paradoxally, gulliable people s mind sets have easily been abused, to the manner nothing can make them clear with the fact and figures, to this day. The situation is made favouralbe to Rajapakshes.

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          I wish if JVPers remained in their previous mode (they were rhythless as Ltters in late 80ties- killed my batchas of all kind sort just because they were undergraduates, some like me had the chance to escape the life by leaving the country) – then they react with bullets as we see no ballots can be the remedy to remove currnt thugs from their power.
          Rajapskehs have one good adavantage for them – it is the fence that they have built by using their siblings and relatives. That they did for their advantage to stay in power solong they can. MR is the most abusive lanken leader we ever had. I thought – Premadasa was teh worst, today, when I read the news being away from the country, I very much feel that our poor people have been just eyewashed for their advantage. People mind sets have been converted by feeding wrong views about any potential rival to them. RW is a very decent man that lanka every produced, I have not heard him holding abusive speeches even if he has repeatedly been attacked by even minions of the ruling thugish outfit. RW has proved not once several times that he has not been corrupted. He has nothing like siblings or other relatives to appoint for his advantage. Those who can study the situation feel (unfortunately, no many in the country can do so) – RW should be the leader to lead our nation to turn a democratic and prospherous country after the war is no longer there. He is the last remained from the troika to give us life. Majority villageers would know nothing but praised seeing those roads and buildings. They have no idea how they would survive in the country if it would be run to the very same manner by MR. Chinese folks would make the country their corners (as china town or china corners in western worlds), where they are, they abuse to any country to the core.

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    While not attributing much credibility to the writer’s assertions about his choice of candidate for leadership of a Sri Lanka adrift in turbulent waters, it does stimulate one’s thought processes when a writer dares to “dream” publicly about what his particular wishes are…Interesting reading, therefore.

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      @Lasantha Pethiyagoda

      Some dreams do come true…and nothing is permanent.

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    It will be good if Dr. Jagath Asoka’s dream come true. But before that happens, Gota is not going to just sit and do nothing. He has many ideas, plans # 1, # 2 etc., If MR doesn’t agree to go along with his master plans, he’s capable of even keeping MR and his other clans under house arrest and take over the country with his mighty, loyal, Sinhala Buddhist armed forces. This is more realistically possible than CBK or anyone defeating MR or even holding a proper election today in our country. Things have got so messed up here, we have a long way to get out of this mess and it’s not going to be easy as 1,2,3…

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      Yes hero worshipers, persecutors of its own people.

      “Violent means will give violent freedom.
      That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.” – Mahatma Gandhi

      Live with it like Gatafix until there are drones at night to cry freedom from the known.

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    One would have thought your future is in America…

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    Sri Lanka definitely need to ditch the Rajapakse regime. But how and who is not that very simple.

    The problem is the uneducated Sinhala masses in the rural areas. The love Mahinda the king as long as they can wear white on a poya day and give dhana to millions of buddha statues around the country they are happy.

    It is not the educated minority, did I say eductaed, well I mean the new rich, we need to woe he rural folks, whose only avenue to the news is the heavily censored Sinhala media.

    They love Mahinda fore them the King of Commonwealth who defeated the Tamils

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      The Sinhalese proudly call themselves Bengalis. Well this is how the communist terrorist behaves.

      KOLKATA (Online): An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said on Thursday. The 16-year-old was assaulted first on October 26 and then again the day after by a group of more than six men near her family´s home in Madhyagram town, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Kolkata. The second rape occurred as she was returning home after reporting the first attack at a police station. She was then set on fire on December 23 and died in a state-run hospital late on New Year´s Eve, police said. “She gave us a dying declaration in front of the health officials that she was set on fire by two persons close to the accused when she was alone at home on December 23,” local policeman Nimbala Santosh Uttamrao told. Police made their first arrests on Wednesday, two months after the initial crime, local police chief Rajiv Kumar told.
      ___________________

      The elections in corrupt Bangladesh on the 5th Jan will be without witnesses from IC or Commonwealth and that is how RM will do it soon.

      According to a survey, only 30% of Bangladeshis want the generals to take over and remarkably, in case of a free and fair election, only one-third would want the two “battling ladies” barred from politics. Badly as they serve their country, it cannot seem to do without them. There is dire need for a strong third political force representing the middle class but a need not so vehemently felt by the masses yet.
      The economic condition of the country has improved to some extent during the last decade, certainly thanks to extremely cheap labour who earn as low as 40 US dollars per month. There is no radical change visible on the horizon for Bangladesh but the current dictatorial style of governance will do only harm as long as it continue. The common man of Bangladesh will have to follow into the footsteps of Pakistan and India to support a new political force strong enough to make the two rival ladies especially Sheikh Haseena Wajid rethink her strategy to rule by crushing the opposition forces and silencing the critical voices. But that is just a future dream.

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    Fools never learn.

    MR was the PM of Chandrika!!

    Chandrika is the daughter of Sinhala only SWRD Banda!

    No worse fools than Tamils. No wonder they are stateless damned fools.

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      Fathima!
      Rathnasiri Wicramanayake was the PM under CBK.She never liked Mahinda.May be she knew who real Mahinda was. According to CBK only 3 members of the CC of the SLFP were for Mahinda.CBK had to give candidature to Mahinda to prevent a split in the SLFP.Mahinda won largely due to the support given by the JVP.In some towns no SLFPer campaigned for him.
      Though father was for Sinhala only, CBK was and is for Sinhala and Tamil.She was the only leaderin SL who wanted to solve the ethnic problem through power sharing.

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        Not may be this should be but the fact.

        She predicted – Rajapakshes are uncultured rascals: to this date, if we would hold an european style opinion poll, I bet you, overall outcome will be – CBK war very right in her statements.

        Besides, MR seems to have nothing lke kind of wisdom at all. People in general have though mixed it up thinking that it was his pragmatic and brave decisions liberated the country from LTTE terror. Now it is high time those interntional communties to reveal the truth about the war victory. Shavindra silva is in the US and several other forfront field men are in those countries. If the US or other allies pay genuine efforts in terms of independent war crime investigations – they could have ALREADY held detailed discussions with those men staying on their soils. This is the reason why Ms Pillay was made silent in those issues. She though paid a visit to the country, those were just procedural visits to tell the world that UN´s eye is kept on Lanka. I believe, even if some problems could come on the nation after March 2014, nothign will turn its way – if locals would not REACT fearlessly. United opposition should hold radical protests – saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
        Opposition should win the hearts and minds of defence forces making them clear about the change.

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        “|”Though father was for Sinhala only, CBK was and is for Sinhala and Tamil.She was the only leaderin SL who wanted to solve the ethnic problem through power sharing.”|”

        fuckshit, slimy school teacher who was for the sinhala only bandwagon like the greedy konde badepu bandas that took away the missionary schools that even gave you the underwear.

        CJ silva did not want to have a one night stand with the woman to extend her presidency for life.

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    Dr. EW Adikaram is a far better choice provided he is willing. Not all the International Observers will be able to prevent MR-Bros, Sons & Coterie from false dummy votes and rigging as it would then become a survival battle for them from the present thrival strategies and tactics. The electoral commissioner has already been shown to be subservient and their own CJ is there.

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      Sadly, Dr Adikaram died long time back in December 1985. Even my choice is somebody like him for the presidency. Unfortunately, we do not have people of that calibre at present.

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        with all respects to Dr Adikaram, dead persons, unfortunately do not make good presidents.Bensen

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          Won’t there come a time when a dead one’s be preferable to a mostly self serving and self aggrandising one who establishes himself through crooked means and keeps on trying to self perpetuate himself and his family through deceit and deception at expense of the poor dumb masses who have misplaced their faith and trust through sheer ignorance and delusions of grandeur? Though some like you and others who benefit from him will mostly mourn for and look upon it as a golden age even as most NAZIS did and do as there are still about 8,000 people in a about 30 odd smaller organisations in country USA do and bring-up their children to revere and respect Hitler. So do some LTTE’s for VP and so will some for MR.

          Do please try to remember what the great intellectual and scientific observer Aldous Huxley said “The nature of the universe is such that ends can never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.” Yet you may say what does it matter we enjoyed it whilst the going was good and you may well still be right in observing the amoral or unmoral nature at work.

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          poof! granny says if you have nothing to say don’t say it.Try some gasoc.

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        Thanks for the correction. I noticed a write-up a few days ago with his pix which misled me but surely is there not another of his calibre in present day SL without looking for ever greedy, power hungry wealth amassing and genetically, mimetically and epigenetically flawed politicians all the time?! Similar to the Tamils seeking CVW it’s time for the Singhalese to seek out one of such calibre. Unlike the constitution of India given by the Brits the SL constitution twice revised in 72 & 77 illegitimately and illegally by the Singhalese Buddhist (SB) majority disqualifies any non-SB for an accident of birth from such office.

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          Is the SL Saravodaya leader like Jayapraksh Narayan (who gave the call for peaceful Total Revolution.)
          Whoever gets in has to chew and destroy the constitution pronto and resign like the play writer of Czechoslovakia. Tissaranee sounds solid but we have not seen.
          I do know that Premadasa did threaten him from contesting
          It is a Sinhalese problem of finding mr/ms clean or they would get bombed to stone age by ME.

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            Other than nature having something better in store for us only a mass movement where the weapons wielders have their kith and kin in the protest marchers to discourage them from using their weapons on them (not unlike the then East German Revolution); there is unlikely to be any change for the better in the foreseeable future. Sure agree with Javi that Thisaranee as a prophetess par excellence is indeed a good choice from within our known circles. Would she know of anyone as good and/or better than her is the other question?

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    I am afraid the Writer comes out with simplistic and yet fanciful arguments – occasionally spicing sentences with his fetish for high-flowing language. He reminded us recently he is fond of this and that learns much from his young teenage son. Why take the path of malapropism and say “ineluctable” when the regular “inevitable” is in order. And why “perdition” as damnation is very much on the way.

    Wiggy is likely to feel offended at the suggestion of his being made CJ when the highest courts are full of cringing clowns and the judiciary is a mockery – politics and politicians having destroyed its independence, impartiality and integrity. He is a man who values his personal integrity more and is not vengeful although his due role as CJ in a more respectable Court was deliberately ignored along the lines of racial prejudice.

    CBK is a “has been” – and in rejecting recent offers she confirms she has seen the writing on the wall. She is politically far too smart for this Jagath Asoka and has seen what happened to Sarath Fonseka. SF drew massive crowds in the beginning that quickly tapered off. On his own he cannot draw 200 people now. It is doubtful if she can even win in Attanagala.

    Sajith is a media and Rajapakse creation to split the UNP and undermine Ranil. The novice is long on rhetoric and short on experience and performance. Whether one likes it or not, the Sinhala electorate has a majority Goigama and caste content that will not
    tolerate Sajith.

    There is, however, a slender possibility of the UNP, JVP, the Muslim parties and even the TNA forming a broad-coalition only for the purpose of bringing down the Rajapakse structure – but that will be at the expense of an epidemic of assassinations by army deserters, killing for money and regular army men obliging their Masters. At best, CBK might be able to split a minor portion of the SLFP unhappy with the regime.

    The emerging picture is not a pretty one. The regime fears much more the oncoming economic collapse, Geneva in March, the Tamil diaspora and the international community that the Rajapakses have rubbed on the wrong side far too often and quite unnecessarily.

    Horikadey

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    “It is possible to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa in the next presidential elections by appointing Chandrika Bandaranaike—Sri Lanka’s only female president, the daughter of two former prime ministers, the former leader of the SLFP—as the common candidate”

    This argument is ridiculous. Did the daughter or the parents do any good to this country. Big NO! Similarly, the Rajapaksas are not doing any good to this country either. The entire opposition lacks a credible person. There is a scarcity of honest people to be elected as politicians to run the country. Hence,Sri Lankan people have become helpless and will have to suffer until an honest right-thinking person is born again. It is a pathetic situation to be in. May be if one can find a person like E.W.Adikaram who believed that “Nationalists are Mental patients” Sri Lankan will be lucky.

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    Dear Dr. Jagath Asoka,

    With all due respect to you, one line in your post confuses me-

    “I pray that the Lord Buddha would give them the wisdom to do the right thing…….”

    Though my question may be considered out of context, I nevertheless need to ask you, do you really believe in “praying” to the Buddha?

    As a Buddhist you may know, that the Buddha was not able to “give” powers like “wisdom” but only showed the path to it.

    Sharmini Serasinghe

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      Sorry to intercede.
      Just the sway from the public that he thinks he is bombastic Ayn Rand but that is where the buck stops on him because she is objective and at times not practical in the real world. However, that is US capitalism that she predicted so well.
      He has still to think outside the box rather than repeat what is known from practical experience of rulers and expecting `wisdom`.

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        Jagath;

        To a Taoist (6th century BCE)

        Reality + Dreams + Humour = Wisdom

        “The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness(Śūnyatā).”

        “The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject.
        This is why it is so similar to the Path.”

        “The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves and robbers there will be.”
        —Laozi, Tao Te Ching

        These stand so true even today.

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      well said sharmini

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      Dear Sharmini;
      You are correct to say that.
      Lord Buddha was/[ is ] not a god and showed us the noble path to follow.
      If willing, any body is free to select the Noble pathway to find the truth, get away from sufferings and to attain Nibbahana. The last Resort and luxury of Never birth again.
      Neither the lord Buddha nor anybody can give Powers, Wisdom to any body but to show and share what they have gained on their own powers and wisdom. .
      This is not like the JR, or Jarapassa clan Give to powers to their henchmen, to kill and to manipulate and borrowed wisdom to get through law exams.
      We Buddhist Should never do pray to lord Buddha, but to respect, Observe and follow what Great teacher Preached.

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      I think here somewhat different. May be as any average buddhist would do, Jagath may have felt to pray in that way.

      Dont you think that we the so called buddhists (average buddhists in the country) are used to say that without focusing the meaning – this is common with muslims too addressing their Allah GOD whenever they pray. It is not easy to translate the feeling word to word.

      Besides, I have seen buddhist prayers watering bo tree again and again -I know that more water can only damage the tree causing rots to its stem and roots. But people go on doing so.if anything wrong with the tree would be observed, they are ussed to say something that the biologists would have no explanation… And some sitting on the mats before the so called sacred bo tree, while reciting “panathi patha weramanee”, they even go on killing mosquitoes- with the loud of chatas patas… that is the common nature of lanken buddhists.. no ?

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      [Edited out]

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      Besides Buddha has no life now and is unable to provide Sarana to any. So the phrase ‘Budhu Sarani’ has no meaning and expecting Buddha to give wisdom to do the right thing, has no meaning either.

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        This has become like a joke in SL today.

        Even Mervin, Duminda or the most known other thugs are used to use
        exchange the phrase “Budusarnai”, while perhaps being on their way to give the next contract to killing someone for their Raja or be involved in drug deals.
        This is the reality of Mahinda Buru Chintanaya in practical way.

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          Today most telephone conversations by Buddhists are ended with ‘Budhu Saranai’. If Nirvana has no state of life, again a belief like in God, How can one seek Sarana from Buddha?

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            I think we have to seek Sarana by allmighty gods, so long we are left to be helpless under the thuggish rule by MR clan.

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            Gamini,our central bank is planning to bring back Srilankan
            coins put in tills in Indian Kovils and Buddhist temples
            seeking Buddhang Saranang by paying him Srilankan coins in
            India.Weight of the money estimated at about 10-20 tons.

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      Well said Ms. Serasinghe. Buddha doesn’t exist as a Deity. You cannot pray to him because he isn’t a God.
      Therein lies the problem with mass confusion about his teachings and philosophies and all these rankings of lunatics.

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    I have news for mr Asoka….WE SRI LANKANS “LIVING” IN SRI LANKA, WANTS OUR PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA TO BE ELECTED NEXT TERM AS WELL!!!

    But of course mr Asoka can dream on…..

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      Yes, computer jilmart, we are well aware that the election would be held without witnesses.
      You cannot think beyond that so stay put till you see drones at night.

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        We prefer face to face than drones! But if that’s what they are capable of , we are ready!

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          “we are ready”

          Don’t put ” we ” pronoun ,rather use it as “i’m ready “.

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            Do the drones, and you will see “we”

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              Srilanka as a country is is far more important and bigger than an individual or a family or a political party , that is what i meant.

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      you LIVING IN SRI lANKA???.

      May Be Eating From Hindquarters.

      And sitting On Your Brain. Or Another Bone sucker of Dhaja Jarapassa Clan,
      Like you, Hindquarters Licker, There are Many lickers and suckers commenting on this forum.

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    Some are born to rule. Some are born to fool. Some are born to rule and fool and Chandrika is one of them.

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      Crazyoldmansl,

      It is far better to “rule and fool” like Chandrika than to kill, steal and rule like the Rajapaksas.

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      Yes, I know some are born to kill or murder civilians, not only fool own folk. Latter is best fit with the present day rulers. Politics in our country was not easy- this we were aware by late 80ties. I dont think that CBK is the best, but she was far better than the current man in power. Here, many among the IC would surely agree with. If we like the wadakaya principles, it is better to promost MRism, also getting the ellumgaha back to the action, but for a dignified, respectful future that safeguard democractic rights of the folks – MR is a great failure.

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    It appears that some of the anti-RW are elated at the prospect of fielding CBK as the Common Oppositional candidate to defeat MR. Both CBK and MR have had their terms of Presidency and have failed miserably. CBK without exception have robbed public wealth running to Millions of Rupees from Air Lanka, Thawakkal Cement, Shell Gas, Insurance Company etc. etc. Apart from robbing, she also had killer agents as Baddegana Sanjeewa (Sirisena Cooray’s gift) in her PSD to commit extrajudicial killings of Journalists and Opponents. If CBK robbed this Nation of Millions in her eleven years, then MR has robbed over Billions in half the time and have killed dozens more of innocent civilians who have dissented.

    On the contrary RW was never been the president but only the PM of the country and there is no record of him having robbed the Nation ever. In fact he had turned the Economy around that has gone to recession under CBK rule immediately prior. Although RW was labeled as a Traitor accusing him of giving the North to the LTTE and having entered into agreements with VP at the Presidential Elections, RW polled over four million votes and was short of only one hundred and eighty thousand votes to beat MR where VP prevented the North from voting and a further four hundred thousand votes of UNPers taken off the Register in the South. Thereafter MR has defrauded every election held since to distort the real picture, that RW has no UNP Party backing by merely buying over some corrupt elected UNP MPs to rebel against RW to show the public that RW has no backing as the head of the UNP. They are unable to hide the facts, how RW was voted with over 4790 votes as the leader as against 390 votes. Then again to have received over four million after false accusations leveled, is creditable indeed. What has RW done since, to loose UNP votes except those who have been bought over by MR, getting them to slander RW in return, which is an insignificant number? The true situation is MR tries to project RW’s popularity by the Election results held since, which have been all distorted by MR to his advantage. If a free and fair Election is held between MR and RW, the whole world can see how popular MR is with his robbing and killing. MR desperately still try to sell a hoax of a War Victory, where he had the entire Nation fooled, where the Americans and the Indians got VP to accept defeat by handing over the land mass burying their artillery and to surrender on a Beach front only to be massacred. It is this massacre of the LTTE that MR boasts today as a War Victory. MR’s plan of having the Tamils under KP elected to the NCP having backfired, is obstinate now, not to yield anything to the TNA. This is going to be a sore point even for those who supported MR providing him with a game plan to be a War Victor, where the appeal of the War Victory is fast waning.

    Therefore I believe a three cornered fight with CBK, MR and RW will enable the best to win. For this to happen there has to be a International Body of Persons observing, as done for the NCP elections. Sorting of ballot papers should be under scrutiny where ballots of one should not be embedded in opponent’s bundles to swell their vote, with the help of Election Commissioners Office Staff as done before.

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    Gamini,

    In your reference to RW you say,

    “…In fact he had turned the Economy around that has gone to recession….”

    Remember he was able to do this as the Prime Minster when CBK was President. Do you think MR would have given RW the same carte blanche?

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      I also think that RW is decent, uncorupted leader but I would not add it as Gamini does. Gamini behaves as if he was RW´s siamesian twin brother. If Gamini feels that RW deserves to become next leader, he should also see CBK´s good sides too. In late eighties, we had similar problems that the general public find no solutions today, perhaps, today´s situation is like the torments of tantalus specially with rural masses. Anyway, UNP´s deadly silence to all these problems is also not comprehensible – JVP raises more about injustices deliberately being made by the brutal regime. JVPers even filed a case against commisioner of bribes lately. And people like Gamini would see only one side, even he makes valid points. I think CBK could help RW to defeat MR. And as one of the commentators put, we cant afford an another defeat. Enough is enough to this day.

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    thanks.. do you know what ‘ one bitten twice shy ‘ means.! well. if you do… we desperate folks of lanka have lost our souls to shameful politicians’ …. but we would not like our ‘private parts ‘ to be chewed away due to a ‘ third ‘ blunder… pls keep yourself where away you are..

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    Hope and Pray

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    Who is this Mee-Haraka who wrote this article. He does not know A B C of what is going on my country. Please stop writing.

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      Btw, what right you have got to ask him stop writing ? Read the comments of the many and decide whether or not to study the contents.

      I dont think that he deserves to be called mee haraka, but indeed should be thankful to have opened the eyes of many by his artcles.

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      Asoka,
      Better thing is stop reading. Ignorance is Bliss, you know?

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