17 October, 2017

Chathurika Butchers “Appachchi”; Now It’s “Thaththa Of The Nation”

President’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena will be launching a book based on her father’s life. The book is titled ‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ (The President Father) will be launched tomorrow at BMICH at 7:30pm.

Chathurika Sirisena who has taken control of almost all the major government advertising campaigns through several proxy companies, now runs a very professional Social Media advertising campaign about her book launch.

The timing and publishing of this book is aimed at the literary Festival and the Book Fair which falls this month.

In a video posted on her Facebook page Chathurika says she never dreamt of being the daughter of a president. She also describes her father as a person who takes straight decisions and a person who also has a humane touch. She also described this book as seen through the eyes of the president’s daughter.

“Every leader’s daughter has a story to tell based on emotive feelings that cannot be expressed,” Chathurika went on to say.

“The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa made every attempt to establish himself as the ‘Jathiye Apachchi’ whilst now Chathurika is trying to establish her father as ‘Jathiye Thaththa’ translated to read as the ‘Father of the Nation’,” an advertising expert told Colombo Telegraph.

Meanwhile sources close to the President’s family said Chathurika Sirisena will be contesting the 2020 General Elections representing the Sirisena family in the Polonnaruwa District. (Jacqueline Senanayake)

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  • 27
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    tough fight between her and ivanka trump to the finish line.

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      All Presidential offspring really ache to “serve” our nation. Latest kid in town is Chathu. She will take Polonnaruwa. She can then secure her family’s fortune way into the future. With an endless supply of BMWs, 4WD Jeeps, bodyguards, Colombo 7 accommodation & access to political influence. I don’t blame poor Chathu. She, like all other political offspring are terribly addicted to all the perks one gains by having family members (BLOOD SUCKERS) involved in politics. I blame the poverty stricken BLODDY IDIOTS of this country, who pay to maintain Chathu’s Empire Condominium life style. Chathu is feeling so entitiled. After all, just like Anura B, Maria Kade Sajith, Namal Raja & countless others. Run with it Chathu. It is all yours. Cheers!

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        The butchering season is here.
        ……

        “Maha Sangha makes a request to President and Prime Minister” —–> search YouTube
        ……
        See the cross-eyed pirates sitting perched in the sun
        Shooting tin cans with a sawed-off shotgun
        And the neighbours they clap and they cheer with each blast
        But farewell, Lanka, the sky’s changing color and I must leave fast

        The machine guns are roaring, the puppets heave rocks
        The fiends nail time bombs to the hands of the clocks
        Call me any name you like, I will never deny it
        But farewell, Lanka, the sky is erupting, I must go where it’s quiet — B.D.

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          Thanks for the poetry, “nimal”.

          I wonder if Chathu gets quite as lyrical.

          • 6
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            SM,

            B.D. stands for Bob Dylan ……….. I took a few liberties :))

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              Thanks, nimal fernando,

              Always nice to have some guy helping me complete my education! This is the spirit we need more of in our society.

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              Long live Bob Dylan!

      • 6
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        Well expressed Ben!

      • 10
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        Ben,

        Reading what you are saying here convinces me that we really have a problem with our politicians. We really do.

        Words escape me to define this new breed. It looks as if they consider their time in power as being the equivalent to being at a buffet – a ‘serve yourself’ period.

        A more disgusting breed of men and women as our parliamentarians would be hard to find.

        Something has to happen. This circus cannot go on.

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        President’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena,

        As Ben Hurling says, and you indicate, not every daughter gets this chance. Make hay while the Presidential Sun shines!

        Please don’t go and wreck night clubs like your brother Daham or run over children like your uncle. You may, if you wish, get stoned now and then.

      • 2
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        This far and no further. I see the end of this dirty ruling which was here since independence is getting nearer and nearer. Another two elections and and we will be proud members of corruption free, decent society. If you doubt me, put your ears to the ground and listen to the man of the street.

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          Dear Sanjay Senaratne,

          I think that you’re right. This circus cannot go on as Justice & Fairplay, says above.

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          Given the current format of CT, which has improved since the drastic changes were made some months ago (the most obvious being limits to the length of time “Comments” would stay open, and their length), there is one little problem still left.

          It is not usually clear to which comment your response relates because the indentation is not clear, and since your response is not in chronological sequence, you are clearly not replying to the original article. Indentation is greater when you read on a mobile phone.

          *

          To get back to the point, though, while Maithri is personally a decent man, his credibility is fast eroding. Even the comments on CT, whose readership is not representative of the typical Sri Lankan, make this clear. Read all those negative comments – and your last sentence cannot be improved upon, but you tease our imaginations by talking of another two elections.

    • 7
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      Shankar, hahahaha good one mate. So true!!!

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      Why not give the young lady a chance to enter parliament. If the system of “By-Elections” was there, she could have entered parliament by contesting a seat now, without having the “stigma” of becoming a “list/chit” member of parliament of the SLFP which the father can help her to become under the present elections law. The media/social media should not make her unpopular among the SLFP voters by writing/publishing statements like “Chathurika Butchers Appachi”; Now it is Thaththa Of The Nation”. Chathurika needs the SLFP votes to go to parliament, not the UNP votes. So the media should not portrait Chathurika as a “political butcher”. “The Muslim Voice” is not a supporter of the “yahapalana government”, but “The Muslim Voice” likes to give this young lady a chance and will campaign for her to harness the Muslim votes in the Plonaruwa/Maderigiriya districts when she contests. I know the political knowledge and capacity of such kids. They should be given all encouragement if they are selecting a career as an elected member of the legislature by the people. After all, she is a women and a mother. They have the ability to “listen”, also listen to the people and feel for them honestly.
      Noor Nizam – Political Communication Researcher, Former SLFP District Organizer – Trincomalee District, SLFP Stalwart since 1969 and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”

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        Noor NiZam: You are a Mahinda Rajapakse supporter. It looks you are promoting MY3 family members. Probably, Mahinda Rajapakse hasmore relatives to be inserted. Or may be CBK wants her son in. Noor Nizham is trying to politicians’ children are automatically qualified to become Parliamentarians and destroy the country and become parasites to the society. YOU continue to that, you will be confronted.

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          Jim Softy.
          Let me answer your question – I have been an SLFP member and Stalwart since 1969, never changed parties. When Madam Bandaranaike was deprived of Civic Rights, as Muslims stalwarts (we), Dr. Maharoof, SLFP District Organizer – Harrispattuwa, the late Attorney-at-Law, former MP and ambassador Samsudin, – Kalmunai, we stood by her leadership when everyone deserted “ROSMEAD PLACE” then. Two of the SLFP stalwarts, the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the present President, Matihripala Sirisena DID NOT DESERT MADAM SIRIMAVO BANDARANAIKE OR THE SLFP THEN. Supporting the SLFP, after the demise of the great lady of the SLFP in 2000, “YES” I supported MR in 2004 (premiership) and Presidencies in 2005 and 2010 and along with the rest, including Maithripala Sirisena. In 2015 – even after being invited by former MP and Ambassador M.M.Zuhair to support “Hansaya” and sign the “declaration” via the “National United Front” he had convened to support Maithripala Sirisena’s common candidature, at the ceremony held at Vihara Mahadevi Park, 3rd., December 2014, I SAID “NO” TO ZUHAIR. Taking into account the situation of the Sri Lankan Muslims and their plight which the Muslim leaders and the Muslim civil society and Ulema had “DUPED AND HOODWINKED” by “DECEPTION and DECEIT” – (Aluthgama incidents), I refused to participate or “SIGN” the common peoples agenda. I CONTINUED TO SUPPORT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA’S CANDIDATURE AS AN SLFP STALWART AND STILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA. That does NOT mean, that an up and coming young lady interested in a political career should “NOT” be supported because she is the daughter of a presidential candidate one did not support in 2015. After all, she is an SLFPer and young women should come to politics.
          Noor Nizam – Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart since 1969, Former SLFP District Organizer – Trincomalee District and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

    • 0
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      Ivanka can learn from Chaturika. She is way ahead. Even Trump can learn a thing or two from SL politics

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    She seems to have stolen the march on other presidential and prime ministerial kids who left it till too late.

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      Well, that’s ok as long as we aren’t forced to buy the book

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        OC
        But you may get a free copy, for which all of us will pay.

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      Not..difficult..to..be..ahead..of..fake..lawyer..and..navy..officer?

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        Don’t forget the rocket scientist !!

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          Paddy
          “Don’t forget the rocket scientist !!”

          Rest assured, we won’t forget Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa. How could you?

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    I cannot understand the problem in a daughter writing a book about her father. Its much better than stealing tax payers money, taking bribes from investors or conducting motor races at tax payers cost.

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      Dan,

      “Chathurika Sirisena who has taken control of almost all the major government advertising campaigns through several proxy companies”

      Give her some time.

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        The topic of this article is the book written by Chaturika.

        How can CS taking control of govt adverising relate to her book.

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          I’ve already made many comments – none of them derogatory of either Miathri or Chathu.

          But, Dan, there is a connection between the writing of the book and any nepotism that has been at play in getting govt. advertising etc. But I’ve suspended judgement on whether such nepotism has been there, and also there is a question of the extent. Plus the sums of money involved.

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      Yes, it looks normal and fair but one shouldn’t forget how dynasty in Sri Lankan leaders comes into play. This offspring may seem to be doing things better than any other in the near past but experience shows they all end up in the mud.

    • 0
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      I would love to know the real writer…the ghost who wrote this piece on her behalf.

  • 22
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    She lives at the very expensive Empire Apartments ( where Empire theater used to be). Long journey from Pollonaruwa doing service to the common man ! SWRD said a river never flows back !( he was a master at saying the obvious)

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      Dammit, Harry!

      Her father has become the President. That naturally makes a difference. If there are expensive apartments somebody has to live in them – wish it was me! But RK’s penthouse paid for by Arjuna Aloysius is what should worry us.

      *

      What I mean to say is, Harry, that I have not fulfilled all the expectations that people had for me. It’s the same with many of us. Isn’t it envy that drives us to say things like this?

      I have never resented the fact that a man who started life as a Grama Sevaka, and rode a push -cycle has become President of my country. He may not be fluent in English, but I consider him educated.

      On the other hand, what his brothers seem to do is appallingly bad. Worse is Maithri’s not investigating ALL that happened under the Rajapaksas. Maithri was going to be tolerated as a Minister only if he toed the line.

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      Why not start promoting Nagananda Kodituwakku (I’ve never met him) as our next President.

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        Sinhala Man,

        ” ……….. He may not be fluent in English, but I consider him educated.”

        “…………On the other hand, what his brothers seem to do is appallingly bad. Worse is Maithri’s not investigating …..”

        An educated Leader would, at whatever the cost, stand by the Law of the country and ensure it was applied equitably. Mr Sirisena showed us all he wasn’t BIG enough to do what has to be done, when it came to any of his family members……

        Truly educated men in leadership roles would double the punishment if the miscreant was in any way related to him. Trust me; that’s how Lee Kuan Yew ran his show.

        It would certainly be a jolly good idea if Nagananda Kodituwakku ran for the Presidency.

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          Educated . . . Truly Educated etc.

          Dear Justice and Fairplay, when we define like that one of my Philosophy teachers used to call it a “stipulative definition”. I hope you get what I mean. Similar to petitio principii or begging the question. In saying this, I’m not trying to be clever and steal a march over you etc.

          I mean, we have a generally acknowledged understanding of what an “educated man” is. I consider Maithri educated in that sense. Well read, aware of the world etc. Intelligence? Is that different?

          But I think we agree. Maithri lacks guts. He must step down in 2020 – and Nagananda will be good. However, I’ve just done some checking asking people who don’t spend hours on thinking out the issues that confront us. They don’t even know his name. Not yet!

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          Dear Justice & Fairplay,

          It was only a couple of days ago that I myself floated the idea of Nagananda for 2020. It is possible that some other reference had entered my subconscious mind.

          But it is only this evening (before my previous comment, admittedly) that I realised that Nagananda has formally announced his candidature. I have no idea where he is from, or what social background (and you know the other things that seem to count in Sri Lanka!) he comes from.

          *

          But this is a 15 minute Youtube in which he speaks clearly and unambiguously of his candidature.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=900&v=SMH_QGfRVZs

          Is it going to be limitation that he’s going to be purely an anti-corruption candidate? No, listen to him. See why he ridicules Ravi K. attitude to Agriculture. This is a many faceted man, and we may find his campaign succeeding.

          *

          Depends on us. Note the “Paypal” logo!

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            Dear S.M,
            Watching Nagananda, he comes across to me as a bit one-dimensional. Heavy on legal wrangles and anti-corruption (which is ok), but we get little idea on the rest of his character. Has he the typical hypocritical attitude towards alcohol for example? What is his take on loss-making state enterprises?
            Does he hold to the politically correct but so far disastrous anti-privatisation policy?
            He needs to come out and say what else he believes in apart from clean government.

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              OC
              There were many profit-making state enterprises that have been privatized since 1978.
              There are others whose potential for profit was undercut by the government (like the Petroleum Corporation with unpaid bills and the Railway forced to subsidize a large number of season ticket holders). Privatization did not really lead to rescue in most instances but to asset stripping.
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              The privatization experience of British Rail is nothing to emulate.
              Others like Water led to robbery by fat-cats.
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              What we see most in our entrepreneurs and even foreign investors is none but an eye for a quick buck.
              Without a robust home grown capitalism (which is welcome) and the economic culture that goes with it, privatization solves nothing, and the Russians learned it the hard way.

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                S.J,
                I think some privatization was all to the good, the best example being Telecom. At least we no longer have to wait in queues for phones. As to Ceypetco, it was notorious for shoddy service and ramshackle facilities until IOC arrived with its new ideas .
                “There were many profit-making state enterprises that have been privatized since 1978.” Many of these made profits only due to lack of competition. Who would buy poor quality local fabrics for instance if cheaper and better imports were available?
                That said, I think a bit (not all of it) of pre-1978 austerity would do some good. We have far too much unnecessary luxury on display.

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                  Old Codger: I don’t think it was privatisation that helped improve telephone service. It is the development of mobile technology. You had to wait in the queue in days there was a need to dig trenches to bury cables… now it is so easy to stick a base station on top of a coconut tree and connect you! And I agree with SJ on British example of privatised railways. The East Coast line in the UK used to run an awful service and at a loss, became profitable when re-nationalised and was later sold off to Mr Branson. It makes a good case to nationalise transport int he UK.

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                    T.T,
                    ” I don’t think it was privatisation that helped improve telephone service. It is the development of mobile technology. “
                    There wasn’t any significant mobile technology in SL at the time Suntel showed up and offered phones at 27000 bucks, which I preferred to waiting in queues.
                    The question is why SLT itself did not take up similar wireless technology. There is a built-in inertia in state organizations which prevents market-responsive changes.
                    Sri Lankan Airlines should have been sold off long ago. I think there is no reason (other than sentimental) to have a national airline.
                    Presidential candidates should state their general principles ahead of their candidature.

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              Yes, old codger, there’s more to justify your fear of a Naganada being “one-dimensional” than my CLAIM that he is “many faceted”. I found him talking positively about paddy production. I agree that even I’m beginning to sound like Malvolio – a Puritan.

              *

              Here’s an interesting fact. The fifteen minute Youtube that I saw yesterday, and faithfully put on was not the same as clicking on it gave me today.

              This time, I think that I’ve nailed it down to what I saw. I even put it on my Facebook that I hardly ever use, and it’s caught my daughter’s attention. She’s said:

              “No charisma which is essential in a politician not to mention a President!”

              *
              “Does he ever enjoy a joke?” was what I wondered.

              No, it’s not going to be easy getting anybody elected as the country’s leader. But if this does happen, at least it looks as though we will have a President whose personal tastes won’t matter to us.

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    Few of us, probably, are happy with dynastic Third World politics, but I’ve never been anti-Sirisena, and since this pretty lass emerged from obscurity, I’ve refrained from finding fault with her. However, these words worry me.

    *

    “Chathurika Sirisena who has taken control of almost all the major government advertising campaigns through several proxy companies . . . . “

    *

    I’ve heard obviously exaggerated stories about how she controls the awarding of contracts in Telecom. Being professional is fine, but nepotism is not.

    On the other hand, better her “representing the Sirisena family” than Maithri breaking what we understood to be his clear promise to retire from politics in 2020. He could wriggle out of what he made us understand then, but it would certainly leave a bad taste behind.

    *

    On the other hand, we all agree that there should be more women in Parliament, and that members ought to be youthful. So, rather than condemning this move out of hand, I think that we ought to scrutinise what she does, and press the “Thaththa” to be more mindful of the need to deliver on all the promises he has made.

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      Sinhala_Man, Don’t interpret actions in isolation.
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      I always thought that you have a good head on shoulders, but you disappoint me.
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      You’d have taught your students of the need to read between the lines. It is time that you put yourself in their shoes.
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      The very first act of The President was to take control of the communication lines. Remember, he brought in his brother as Head of Telecom. What for?
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      The loving daughter is taking care of just that, – achieving her father’s objectives.

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        Dear Unreal,

        I feel that I have very clearly stated even today (no, it’s now become yesterday!) that I have certain reservations about Kumarasinghe Sirisena. Actually I’ve been saying it since at least March 2015.

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        I’ve said in November 2015 that:

        “Kumarasinghe’s advent so soon after the elections, (is) the one thing about Maithri that I’ve been uneasy about.”

        See:

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/expose-president-sirisena-in-the-thick-of-a-multi-billion-kickback-scandal/comment-page-1/#comments

        Yes, and I remember the terrible English he insisted on using in some scanned documents that CT published. Maithri sticks to Sinhala almost always. I believe he used some English in Malta at a Commonwealth Conference, where it is assumed that everybody can use English – and that again is something that I’m not critical of.

        *

        Yes, I SHOULD have been teaching much more sophisticated stuff, but “they” used a combination of strategies to keep me down, although I think that I know a bit of English! More explanations will follow if you think it necessary!

        I see this sentence just below me as I type:

        “Godaya Nangi is trying to climb the Colombo social ladder.”

        That sort of talk makes me mad. “Madaya” A.D.J. Perera, who doesn’t know how to spell “English” seems to think it requires billions for a woman to get herself a “mod hair style”. It’s her human right. That’s not what the Rajapaksa kids were doing!

        On the other hand, I’m close enough to Nuwara-Eliya to be concerned about what I hear of the Araliya Hotel there.

        Dear Unreal, I think this an interesting discussion that I’m having with you, and I see an observation from Plato also. Please continue.

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          Dear Sinhala_Man, Thanks for acknowledging my view on the disconnect of the President between his words and actions. You accept that Kumarasinghe’s advent so soon after the elections was disconcerting. You were uneasy about Maithri on that score. That wasn’t the only blemish, was that. Daham behaves like a bull in a china shop, doesn’t he? How do you forget Chathura commanding government men and resources, at her pleasure. Were these acts acceptable to you? Has the President ever condemned any of these boorish behaviour of his children. I am willing to keep quiet on those, if you’d just keep your views to yourself.

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            Dear Unreal,

            I don’t think that either of us ought to tone down what we are saying to please the other, which is what your concluding sentence seems to be saying.

            *

            I think that there’s much to be uneasy about in what the President’s many brothers have been doing.

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            As for the children: Daham needs psychiatric treatment. I’ve said that many times, and for a long period. That is a burden that Maithri has to bear. I’m sure that he’s being pretty strict with Daham, but he’s probably keeping as many detail of admonitions as possible within the family.

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            Chathu hasn’t done anything wrong (unless it be in the advertising area that we’ve already discussed). Her walking around the villages in the Polonnaruwa area doesn’t figure in my list of the crimes of Yahapalanaya. Almost nothing heard of the other daughter.

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              Dear Sinhala_Man, My sentence which you interpreted as asking you to tone down, is misrepresenting the sequence of events. I have stated only the facts. I had no qualms over any of those unprincipled positions of the President. I am familiar with such misdeeds from Presidents of the past. Appointing a sibling to position of consequence and importance is what I have seen from men of authority in Sri Lanka. As such, I am used to such uncouth attitudes and behaviour. However, for you, of all people, to speak high of such an insecure man was preposterous. I know that you were not happy with his first act of nepotism. My highlighting the sins of the son and daughter was only to throw light on that such unprincipled conduct did not end just there. It was only in that context that I used my final sentence! You say that that the daughter was not at fault in drawing state assets to put up her own show. For me, the pattern emerging in these little bits of acts is reprehensible. We both are mere passersby. Our observations need not tally. Thanks for the opportunity to exchange views. It will take many such wranglings between you and me to give up on you!

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                Dear Unreal,

                I’m sure that you and I both respect one another! Probably it’s just a problem with the way we use language – any human language: this is not an argument about the quality of anybody’s English: you use it well.

                However, I certainly did not mean to condone any misuse of state funds. I haven’t used these words:

                *

                ” You say that that the daughter was not at fault in drawing state assets to put up her own show.”

                *

                If she has indeed drawn on state funds to set up her advertising business, then that is very wrong. On the other hand, what I had in mind was an occasion when she walked round a town (probably Polonnaruwa) with a Divisional Secretary, to tell her father what the ground situation was. It may be that a state vehicle, and fuel, was used. But that was hardly something to talk about.

                Not long after, she was Chief Guest at a function. Now, to have allowed herself to be used like that, was foolish. But blame there lies more with the system that allows the boss’s kid to be flattered. I’m sure that neither of us would have fawned in that way, but unfortunately the guys who do flatter end up being those who matter.

                Surely, what we’ve been saying to each other is trivial. No, no! No wrangling with you.

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          Dear Sinhala Man,

          I think we should all be proud that President Sirisena has a delightfully pretty daughter. Since all eyes would be on her (metaphorically and literally), she and her father should both be doubly careful, not to leave room for innuendo to trash them into obscurity.

          The President appointed his brother to telecom. That was a loose ball. Being a man NEVER to miss a trick, Ranatunga did the same at the Port and check-mated the President and the government into silence…..

          Both moves were wrong, but if family bandyism is to be the talking point, it was the President who first threw the dice…..

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      Godaya Nangi is trying to climb the Colombo social ladder. Nothing wrong there. But Ingrisi is necessary. The mod hair-style has come
      out 70% OK. Must do something with Thathi’s billions
      crookedly made from the Health, Irrigation Ministries. Not to forget the boom from Ceylon Tobacco. Araliya Hotel chain and dozens of Rice Mills cannot hold all that loot. The truth will come out sooner or later. The US, Brit and Indian diplomats are keeping track – just in case for future use.

      What a good kaalaya that came the way of the Grama Sevaka
      No wonder the man refuses to quit. Hang the promise to the Nation on a 2-inning tenure.
      A.D.J. Perera

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    Cars can hit,
    Hatchets can knock down,
    Watch out lady,
    Whatever you do!
    Watch out the way
    You walk on, where
    May IGP Jeyam, or
    The DIG’s son, the
    Royal Bud nippers too
    Would be walking, and
    Lurking like walking

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    Trump’s daughter and son in law are Advisors to the WhiteHouse. They get state privileges and get to travel abroad at tax payer’s dime. She is a clothing marketeer. He is a Real Estate Mudalali Jew; but now suddenly he is charge of making peace between Israel and Palestine. They have immense power now. So why the hell are you buggers mad at this?

    If Trump the Christian can use Nepotism and he has a really almost incestuous relationship with his daughter too, they why not Apachchi ? Trump said if she were not his daughter, he will date her. That is how sick in his mind he is. He even talked about his daughter’s tits once. So leave Maithripala and daughter alone please. Trump sees nothing wrong with profiting from the Presidency either. So why not Maithripala?

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      Jameel,

      You are right in stating that Trump is profiting from the Presidency. So, why not Maithripala? Let me tell you why not. Maithripala came to be President claiming that he will not profit from the Presidency like former President Mahinda. Maithripala promised that he will eliminate nepotism, corruption, thuggery, family rule, family bandism, friends & family program and the list goes on.

      Trump didnt promise any of the above. That’s why Maithripala should not be profiting from the Presidency.

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      Jam – “Trump said if she were not his daughter, he will date her. He even talked about his daughter’s tits once” Synthetic “lowyers” Medamulana Meeharaka and his playboy son Namal fashion themselves as connoisseurs of “sea food”. They are specialists who know everything about something and nothing about anything else – just like Donald Trump!

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    What are her qualifications to run a Marketing/Advertising firm getting government contracts? Where are the Yahalapaalanaya chorus boys? Time for us to give the Island back to Britain to rule us and govern us and teach us morals. You Sinhala and Tamil fools are just so tribal and corrupt from the day they are born. That is why we left and found a nice secular advanced nation in Australia and Canada. You Sinhala and Tamils are just not equipped to be rulers.

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      What’s to be done, Koch? I’ve never been to a white country. And even within Sri Lanka I’m in a village which gets “kakiri”, not where the milk and honey flow.

      Qualifications don’t really count in Advertising; flair does. But I do have the feeling that Chathu has more than a little education. Weren’t her mother and her grandmother teachers? But then, we live in a society that considers teachers to be “uneducated” but drug dealers and bookies to be role models.

      Talking of role models, and retirement; let us enjoy the last two weeks of Sanga’s career:

      https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/sep/13/county-cricket-live-surrey-v-yorkshire-warwickshire-v-essex-and-more

      With us getting whitewashed by India, I’ve been following Sanga’s great feats in Surrey and Jamaica. The man seems to be at his best, but see what the Surrey wicket-keeper, Ben Foakes, says there. Even Sanga is mortal.

      But Sanga’s not from Colombo, and yet he’s one of the very few who’s got an “A” for what A.D.J. Perera refers to as “Ingreesi” at A. Levels! Let’s see if somebody dares deride Sanga.

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        Sinhala Man, I do not denigrate someone because they do not come from Colombo. I have known many, some close friends, who made it coming from the rural hinterland – via Central schools and ended up in OxCam and the UN. Sanga comes from an upper middle class, English-speaking family. They are just as Sinhala Buddhist as anyone else. And so Mahela – from Colombo. The will fit in anywhere. What I oppose is the variety that oozes out Sinhala Buddhism from all openings in the body, running down English and the English-educated while surreptitiously sending children and grandchildren for English studies. This is the variety that ruined Sri Lanka – beyond redemption. So please don’t be too hard on de Kretser. There are de Kretser in all communities in Sri Lanka today
        regretting what Sinhala Buddhism did to bring all of us and the country down. The saga is, sadly, not over. Did you contribute cash to the Buddhist priests who now have hit the streets – with a new begging bowl pleading to bring back The Family.

        A.D.J. Perera

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          Dear A.D.J. Perera,

          Thanks for your explanation.

          You’ve asked me a direct question about whether I have made contributions to bring The Family back. No, I haven’t. Nobody who knows me will even approach me for such contributions.

          Obviously Sinhala Buddhism does immense harm to Buddhism. Yes, I agree that there are racists in all communities.

          What I wish you hadn’t done is used terms like “godaya” and “Ingrisi” in a mocking way, but I think that by responding as you have, you have atoned. I wonder whether you have thought about how “Grama Sevakas” got their designation changed to “Grama Niladharis”. I think that it is very necessary for their to be a possibility for social mobility – provided people are honest and unpretentious. I see a lead article now that suggests that Chathu’s book was in fact ghosted by one Sachini Navarathne. Such ghosting is not uncommon.

          Dig in to that by all means, but don’t put that in the same category as drug dealing and Bond Scamming. This is our problem. We put all these “violations” of norms at the same levels, and so much is conveniently forgotten. I’ve refrained from writing a sequel to my third article on some “Prestige Schools”, and at this moment it looks as though it

          Power problem!

          *

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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      No luck this time too, Noor Nizam.

      But we understand you!

      “Thaai madiyilum MazhlaikaL Uumaiyo?” (Are those pretty little ones with broken language are dump on the lap their mothers?) (No way they react and she understand them)

      In an important thread like this, we just can’t miss your points man!

      This is not readers matter alone, but CT too.

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      Noor-BOY – How many times has CT cautioned you about using all capitalized comments. You REALLY don’t get it, do you?

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    Sinhala Man.

    DITTO. Especially Para 2!

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    So Chathu never ever even dreamed that , one day she will be the Daughter of a Jadadipathi Thathi…….. What a fantastic achievement…………. Nothing short of a Miracle some would would say……………… Good on your girl…….. …. Pollonnaruwa is in her bag already………Chathu must be dreaming now, to a Janadipathy of our Mahavamsa land one day……..But the problem is, will there be a Mmahavamsa Land like the one where the other Chathuri and her Mommy made it, after taking Cue from Appachchi. or Is it Thathi…………….Will Federal States of Eelaam , Wahabi land and the Elite and Anglican state want Chathu to be the President?………. Sinhala Buddhist State certainly wouldn’t want her for sure, for obvious reasons…………BTW hope Chathu has inserted Foot Notes thanking the LTTE Diaspora, Suren Surendran, Vellala party TNA boss Sambandan, Wahabi Hakeem Solheim and Modi for helping her THathi….. for Chathu to realize a dream which was never there………………Sorry Dr Ranil toooo…..say my Elders………..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Who is the better writer, Ambassador Bandula Jayasekara or first daughter Chathurika Sirisena ?

      There are about 15 universities in this island. Which one is rushing to confer a honourary doctorate on the first daughter?

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    It is more decent had the book been published after My3 left the office of the President.

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    Polonaruwa District was fully control by C.P De Silver after he crossed over to the UNP in 1964 join-hand with Mahanana Samaraweera which that bribed by at time of Esmond Wicramainhge of Lake House Director . The well known Esmoand was father of Ranil Wicks. The political corruptions and bribed of roots had been goes back to more than 50 years ago in UNP’s?
    May be Mervin Silver of senior journalist of Lake House which having that deal of UNP’s bribe of politician at that time knows very well ,how was that Esmond play role of gave to perks and bribed of politicians at that time?
    They were one of most corrupted journalist of Esmond in Lake House who bribing politicians at that time is above other was Esmond Wicks.?
    In 1970 C.P De Silver lost election to Ranadisriya Senanayake ?
    That is Polonoruwa District was an open to SLFP bastion by Ratana was Played leading role of Politics at that time?
    Ranta has an open for the common man ? That was very reasons MS has open his path to New SLFP politics in New Era?
    MS has crossed over to New UNP leader 2015 January 8th ?

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    No problem in what she is doing as a citizen of this country so long as she does not rob from the public purse.

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    Why
    The More Things Change
    A > B > C > A > B > C> A
    The More They Stay the Same.
    A
    / \
    C _ B

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    Pygs
    “Reality is made up of circles but we see straight lines.” -Peter Senge
    .
    More gems from him in his “The Fifth Discipline”, each highly appropriate to our plight:
    * Today’s problems come from yesterday’s “solutions.”
    * The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.
    * Behavior grows better before it grows worse.
    * The easy way out usually leads back in.
    * The cure can be worse than the disease.
    * Faster is slower.
    * Cause and effect are not closely related in time and space.
    * Small changes can produce big results…but the areas of highest leverage are often the least obvious.
    * You can have your cake and eat it too —but not all at once.
    * Dividing an elephant in half does not produce two small elephants.
    * There is no blame.

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    Will ” Samira ” write a Book on Dr Ranil ?………Any suggestions for the Title …..I will give a 17 year old Single Malt for the best one…………..

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    Just realized…….It is just Thaththa………………….Not cool enough to fit in with the Elite and the Aglicans………….Hope the second run will have “Thththi.”……….

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    All this is good as a self promoting PR event. However Does Ms.Sirisena knows the meaning of “plagiarism” ? Anyone who engages is such practice is only fooling self but not the readers.

    Is this a case of Sirisena children too trying to outdo Rajapaskse Boys on showing talents they never knew they had prior to their Fathers ascend to Presidency ?

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      Seerasa Channel is giving a wide coverage to the book launch. Killi Maharaja has a long term plan with the royal family while condemning UNP and Dr Ranil at every given opportunity.

      The fireworks is going to start sooner or later.

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    Sumane.

    The title would be The Puttha of the Nation.
    Thanks for the 17year old Single Malt as promised.
    Cheers.

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    SJ.
    Coming and Going are not closely related in Time and Space—-Pygmalion.
    Hope Prof: Steven Hawking does not see this quote of mine; If so, I am running the risk of being called over to Cambridge!

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      Have you considered the prospect of wheeler dealers obstructing you?

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    Every darkie leader you elected had family projecting them as larger than life. It is a feudal trait in India and Ceylon. You people are incapable of managing a secular democracy based on western christian values. Your Dravida Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people are basically tribalists. You are entrapped in a small well and as the old saying when, even the small frog in a small well croaks louder because of sounds reverberating. Chathu portrays his father (actually the boy seems to have common sense and some common intelligence unlike his mentor who falsely claimed to be a PhD candidate from Sorbonne but could not even produce a Bachelor’s degree certificate)..the same way other leaders did. Only one who suffered less was the cunning but evil JRJ because he was a Westernized, secular anglicized product. But he was responsible for the high crime of genocide in 1983. SWRD, was also a westernized man but his vision was fucked up; but I am sure if he were around, he would not have liked the false portrayal of him by his wife and children. Dudley had no kids perhaps he batted for the Thomian team and that is why he had no kids. but look at the lowly Premedasa and also Govigama Rajapakse. To the manor they were not born. Sirisena is the same. They went berserk with power and prestige. Premedasa’s people stole paintings from President’s House and also stole all the Victorian Bathtubs from President’s cottage in Nuwara Eliya. You people are not fit to govern yourselves. You don’t even have a strong apolitical civil service like India. Let the British come back and they will put you Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalese in your proper place. Learn from Canada, Australia etc. There was a clown woman who was bragging about her low caste dad having “brought Raththaran” to politics and examine his achievements. all he did was become a deputy minister under lying Chandrika for Buddha Sasana; for his daughter with inferiority complex now living amongst us in OZ, he is a god. For every child their parents are gods even if they are beasts. Goebbels’s kids thought the same about their Nazi Papa.

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      Was Nazi Papa a darkie?

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      DeKretser,

      It is fortunate for you that your comment has appeared after interest in this article has waned.

      *

      You are a horrible racist with neither ethics nor morals. Try going back to Holland where your ancestors probably came from about three hundred years ago. You will not be wanted there. I’m not going to waste more of my time on you.

      *

      Perhaps, Dr (he disclaims now the title of Professor) S. Sivasegaram was more sensible than me in dismissing you faster. But do ponder on the fate of the Aborigines as well – which is something that all fourth and fifth generations of Aussies who are sensitive feel very guilty about.

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    Good People, perhaps we need to cut fragrant Chathurika a bit of slack.

    Consider: Amma has no stomach for affairs of state and attends to ceremonial occasions under pain. Chathurika has to save the day for thaaththa. Unlike her brother, she is well-behaved and is educated enough to think that she can offer the people something better than what they are getting from the scoundrels now in parliament. Not difficult, that. I will forgive her much, if she can get her little shit of brother under control and stop him from becoming a full-time pain in the neck. The other day, she even smiled!

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      Well,we can always appreciate her smile regardless of who she is.But let us not be fooled by the smile alone thinking” that she is prepared to offer people something better than they are getting from the scoundrels now in parliament”.This is what everybody is expected to believe from anyone who wants to enter politics but we all know better what happens after.Why or how she is going to different ?

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      Dear Wise Spring Koha

      We need leaders, but let us not kid ourselves that they will be those who are perfect the way Gauthama is supposed to have been after he became the Buddha. Even he must have felt uncomfortable about having abandoned wife and child.

      Nagananda K. has been suggested as a President because of his altruistic activism. But today’s article, and his declaration of Presidential ambitions makes clear that he’s choosing his advocacies carefully:

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/failing-to-act-on-ravi-ks-money-laundering-case-writ-against-ag-for-corruption-taken-up/

      Shrewdness is necessary in politics – which is why we will never make it!

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      Spring Koha

      “Unlike her brother, she is well-behaved and is educated enough to think that she can offer the people something better than what they are getting from the scoundrels now in parliament.”

      We live in hope and end up in despair and utterly heart broken.

      Any chance of you being appointed her spin doctor. Can I assist you?

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    B.D. stands for Bob Dylan ……….. I took a few liberties :)) from a Nobel Laureate.

    Quote: Why not give the young lady a chance to enter parliament. – Nizam.
    Not a chance but also ran for parliament……………. Masses are no fools now & writting a book is not a ticket to Parliament…………………. Did she infact write the book or provide the information ? These days such siblings have many important servants at their beck and call.
    We had a fake lawyer………… Now a fake writer??????????

    Chathurika… just remain where you are.

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    Pacha Appachchi – a detailed explanation of Janadhipathi Thaththa, available at all upright book shops.

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    Sinhala Man.

    …….Try going back to Holland…….
    De Kretser has expressed an opinion. So you want him to get back to Holland for this.
    V.Strange SM this is not your style.
    You and I may not agree with him, but we must protect his right to say what he thinks on the issue.

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    Have not read the book. I surmise Chathurika Sirisena says ! “Janadhipathy Thaththa is great”. If not why not. She expects Lankans to agree.
    “……….The timing and publishing of this book is aimed at the literary Festival and the Book Fair which falls this month……”
    What is the literary merit?

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    Dear Plato,

    Thanks for your comment; it implies that I’m usually a benign enough guy, although I have been nasty to De Kretser, whose comment you don’t approve either. My response has to run in to two parts, but let me make it as brief as possible.

    *

    You know my “style” towards people who ask others to leave the country from what I say to many people who try to send all Tamils back to India (let’s leave the Muslims out of this!). There are two categories of Tamils. The “Northern” have been in Sri Lanka every bit as long as the Sinhalese, and I’m sure that their DNA and ours are well nigh identical. And there are the “Upcountry Tamils” who were brought in by the British to work on coffee, tea and rubber plantations. All those who are now in the country are at least third generation. They were “a problem” of sorts but our economic prosperity around the time of independence was dependent on their performance. By now, even that community has accepted the 1970s “solution” which saw about half a million of them brutally deported to India. Now we have to accept all those born in this country since Independence as having equal citizenship rights as us.

    *

    While it is true that there are foolish Tamils who claim superior intelligence to the Sinhalese, I’m willing to not only tolerate that but also go the extra mile to ensure that they know that many of us wish them to remain here. Their frustration stems from Sinhalese attitudes.

    I hope that it will not be thought that my comments made below four days ago contradict what I am now saying.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/is-criticism-of-the-government-having-a-salutary-effect/

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    Continued . . .

    I think that we have also got to accept what 500 years of Colonialism has left behind. And so, I accept the “Burghers” also as “our people”. The problem with de Kretser is that he has set out to be as nasty as possible, having sought refuge in Australia. I asked him to go to Holland because I believe that it has now ended up being one of the more liberal European countries. Although I make that statement, I know very well that we brown Sri Lankans aren’t really welcome in “White Countries” because too many of us are now found there, having gone across as “Economic Migrants” or because they too felt that such countries were preferable. Two of my sisters are Australians (one of them married to a very decent white man of Irish descent). Another is American. All of them probably better off than the average white citizens of those countries.

    *

    The Portuguese made every effort to convert our people to Catholicism, and to that end they encouraged inter-marriage with the locals. I don’t really object to the Dutch insistence on keeping themselves racially pure, but it was they who, as Boers, created the system of apartheid in South Africa. Guys like De Kretser migrated to Australia beginning about 1956. They went into a country that even at that time used to think it acceptable “week-end sport” to go Aborigine- hunting.

    And this guy now has the temerity to tell us that he embodies “western christian values”.

    *

    My comments are directed at this scumbag, and any others who think that way. I have nothing against the Sri Lankan “Burgher culture”.

    *

    No more for now, but let me know what you (or de Kretser) feel.

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      Dear much respected Plato (whose name I don’t yet know, for all that you have revealed to me that we were in the same school and in the same University),

      I hope that the foregoing explanation will lead to my being forgiven for attacking “De Kretser”. I can’t help feeling that he is the alter ego of “Koch” whom I replied civilly. These guys didn’t really suffer. They contrive to enjoy the best of all worlds, but sneer at any ethos not identical with theirs.

      *

      Yes, we have been taught to be polite, but isn’t there a need to tell off people as insensitive as this, using arguments as strong as we can muster?

      There’s another type of nastiness that I’m trying to counter right now in yet another article directed at the “First Family”, who may have their peccadilloes, but don’t deserve all this lambasting:

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/entire-sirisena-family-at-the-un/comment-page-2/#comment-2132320

      Comments here have not got to stop, so it may be that we have to continue there.

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