24 September, 2020

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Closed Door Meeting: Rajapaksa To Dissolve Eastern Provincial Council Before It Passes A Resolution

At a meeting held today at Temple Trees, President Rajapaksa wanted his close political advisors to consider dissolving the Eastern Provincial Council, the Colombo Telegraph learns.

At a closed door meeting, the President has expressed his displeasure over a possible resolution of the Eastern Provincial Council opposing the Government’s move to dilute the 13th Amendment. It was pointed out that the Government in that event could get only 13 votes (i.e. Athaulla group-3, Badurdeen group-3 and SLFP-3), while those who support the 13th Amendment could get  24 votes (TNA-11, Muslim Congress-7, UNP 4 and Pilliyan-2).

Last week, at a meeting held at Main Street, Kalmunai, Minister Hakeem expressed disappointment over the Government’s move and stated that “the Government has appointed a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) without the SLMC, which is the strongest and most represented Muslim party and as such, any decision taken by such a PSC will be thrown to the dustbin”.

The President has indicated that criticism is mounting in the East against the move to amend the 13th Amendment and before the Eastern Provincial Council passes a resolution, the Council should be dissolved and the Government must take over the administration of the Province.

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    One reaps what one sows….even though harvesting time is far due !
    The yield is best seen after the event.

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      Rajapassa is tying himself up in his own knots!
      His criminal and corrupt family and their greed for money and power are endless!
      This is now clear: Chandriaka Bandaranayake Kumaratunge as the returning President will sweep the next Presidential elections unless Rajapassa repeals his own 18th Amendment to the Constitution!

      Rajapassa will pay for his crimes in this birth – not the next!

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        India can pull the plug of CHOGM – the Commonwealth of Clowns can go meet somewhere else!
        Soon there will be protests in Colombo and other cities – as in Trukey, Brazil and Indonesia against regime corruption and cost of living..

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          Would never happen in KoLang-ka.
          We are a bunch of cowards.
          We are too poor to organize anything.
          We undercut each other.
          We scream to save the cow while killing everything else.
          We keep praising the ‘Pada show king.
          We observe Pansil Atasil Dasasil without knowing what they are for.
          We dont even know how to shake hands, greet or appreciate something.
          We think we are a great nation after copy all from India.

          We believe that Rawana/Vijaya/Sigiriya/Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe/SWRD Bandaranaika/Rajapaksas/Jackson Anthony/BBS are connected with Buddhism.

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            I agree 100% with you Adikaram Myguru.

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            Adikaram, you said it so well – good one!

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              if this kalakanni ranil was not there it would have happen years ago.

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            Well Said Adikaram Myguru

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          “Soon there will be protests in Colombo “? by whom? our spineless “dena deyak kaala nikang indapang” people?

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            this too is lovely

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        Its time people all get together irrespective to any religion and get rid of the thugs the Rajapakse’s regime – The Dictator and his brothers so as his ministry have caused various serious harm extortion robed the wealth of common people and their intention to rule stay in power for ever exclusively for Rajapakse’s family..he never won the Presidential election all vote rigging and cheating

        God Help Sri Lankan

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    The tyrant brazenly at it again- meeharak tota vasa aliya.

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    what a chingala pariah he is.

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      Like the one who raped me when i was a kid

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        it’s not totally unexpected. when you live in a jungle these things do happen. keep on swinging you will be all right.

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          Hey Rama, is it true that when you were tarred and feathered in Tamil Nadu for being a “low caste”, black skinned individual, they skipped straight to the feathering part because it looked like you’d been tarred already?

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            i must say you are one of the blackest individuals i have ever seen. you look jet black and unless you laugh no one can see in the dark. even when the sky is grey it’s very difficult to see
            you. that’s the reason why i call you a black monkey.i don’t have to go to tamil nadu to get black colour. there are millions of blacks in sri lanka. for example sri lankan army are full of jet black monkeys. sri lankan cricket team are full of black monkeys.
            majority of sinmhala geezers are dalits and you are one of them.

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    There is a better way.

    Dissolve the EPC. Help TNA win. Appoint a Tamil chief minister.

    India does not tolerate a Muslim controlled Eastern Province with Trincomalee. India has made this very clear to the government.

    After that Muslims in the EPC will also oppose 13 amendment!

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      Mullavaikal,India has tolerated more that 100 million muslims living amongst the hindus,it has also 160 million in neighbouring bangladesh with whom it has good relations because they have no territorial disputes like kashmir and the bengalis are former hindus converted forcibly to islam during the 700 years of muslim rule and are less radical type of muslims unlike those in western india.Muslims in srilanka are also an intelligent peaceful non radical bunch and india will not have problems with a couple of millions here.You are forgetting that India has wisely chosen the secular path and as it slowly but surely plods away on this path many muslims too will ditch their radicalism and join it little by little.India is showing the way through its tolerance but has to be vigilant against the radical hindu bastards.

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        It should be west of india instead of “western india”.

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        Not true.

        Kashmir is the only Muslim majority state. Look what India is doing. All sorts of dirt things. 700,000 Indian troops deployed in Muslim Kashmir.

        Ayodhya is another example how well India treats Muslims.

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          Mulivikal,India has to flood kashmir with troops because Pakistan is trying to take it.Kashmir was hindu originally until invasions from central asia and persia changed its demography.Are you saying india should hand kashmir on a platter to pakistan?Already it has taken more than a third of it.These are all invaded hindu lands.

          As for ayodya,i told you in my comment that india has to be vigilant of hindu extremist bastards who will spoil its secular image.Fortunately large majority of hindus don;t support them.

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          “Kashmir is the only Muslim majority state”

          Yes and the Indians have enacted measures to ensure Kashmir remains Muslim by stopping Indians from other states from buying property there and they have as yet refused to resettle the 1 lakh plus Kashmiri hindus forcibly driven from the valley by islamists. Can you imagine if they had those same laws in northern province here?

          “Ayodhya is another example how well India treats Muslims”

          So you pick 1 riot (in a nation of 800million+ hindus and 150million muslims)whilst ignoring how well muslims are integrated into India compared to minorities in SL? Muslim actors dominate bollywood, indian cricket captains (Pataudi, Azharuddin), 3 presidents, current foreign minister, architect of indian missile program and former president Abdul Kalam etc.

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            India keeping Kashmir majority Muslim isn’t out of love for Muslims. Kashmir is important as a Muslim state in India’s image as a secular nation and not a Hindu one.

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              David Blacker

              “Kashmir is important as a Muslim state in India’s image as a secular nation and not a Hindu one.”

              This is another Blacker’s black magic.

              You are not an expert on Indian security and water security which are directly linked to food and other securities hence, you type nonsense as if you have mastered truth and you expect to be treated as an expert on all and sundries.

              Hindian love for Kashmir is not just public relation exercise as you stupidly state it is one of dependence on flow of water into country’s northwest, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

              I suggest you read because you do not have any elders to guide you.

              Learn before you type, type after learning.

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              Very funny logic Blacker.

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          Mulliwaykal,

          You are so stupid in saying India deployed 7,00,000 army men in Kashmir. Did you include all those boundary protecting force also?

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      Good thinking.

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        Not so good thinking from your partner in crime !

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      “India does not tolerate a Muslim controlled Eastern Province “

      Are you talking about the same India that had a Muslim President not long ago?

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        Rohan

        “Are you talking about the same India that had a Muslim President not long ago?”

        BJP desperately needed a public relation coup hence proposed and supported Abdul Kalam’s candidacy.

        This not to belittle Kalam he is one of few eminent people to have decorated the office of presidency, unlike the politicians.

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          Even before Dr APJ there were two president elected from Muslim community.

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    Dissolving the PC will be of no help. It will be like closing the stable after the horses have fled. The tide in the EP is now well over the head of Mahinda and there is no point in his trying to swim upstream!

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    What an anti democratic act!

    The dictator is showing his true colours here. He is disregarding the will of the people just because their decisions may not be to his liking. The sooner this dictator is deposed the better it will be for the country. The cracks are already appearing within his forced coalition and that can only hasten the demise of the dictator.

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    Once again the Executive President intervenes to stall the democratic process. The mindset of a dictator with racist tendencies who wants everyone to kneel before him.

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    If he threatens to dissolve,the eastern provincial council should just say go ahead and show the world what a great democrat you are,especially before the commonwealth meeting.Take off your mask and show your dictatorship qualities.The whole world is watching tiny srilanka and are mulling whether a permanent solution for the minorities is an east timor type one.So sinhala supremacist mahinda,and keep on going on the path that milosoviv went and split the country into bits and pieces one day.

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    “Power corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts” ! It seems absolute power has also made MR and his government mad beyond cure. His bulldozer approach to governance has become one like that of a bulldozer with a mad man at its controls! MR is becoming absolutely reckless. There is no finesse or intellectual brilliance in what is frequently described as his Machiavelllian skills! His tactics are becoming cruder, transparent and reckless by the day and are an insult to Prince Machiavelli.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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      Did n’t i post that in my very first commentary sections. It is not just MR alone, there are majority of people who support his actions. They don’t appear in CT, that does mot mean they don’t exist.

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      The signs of the future were always there for those who wanted to see, those who are full of themselves were of course blind and were busy lauding and growling at his feet !

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        Dev,you meant grovelling,don’t you.If they were growling they might also bite his toes.Toeless president,a worlds first.

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      Parents give freedom to their children based on
      “fair user” policy.Good children use them cleverly
      so that they can have more of it.Low cost calls and
      no cost Skype come with the same tag.People always
      need freedom and power to achieve goals and not to
      destroy them.Every household has knives but it takes
      only a handful of creatures to abuse it.Knives should
      not fall in wrong hands.

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    REPEAL the 13th Amendment, DISSOLVE ALL Provincial Councils, GET RID of this Indian BALL & CHAIN shackling Mother Lanka?

    What are you WAITING FOR, dear President Mahind Rajapaksa, the VAST MAJORITY of Sri Lankans who returned you to the Presidency by a LANDSLIDE are with you ALL THE WAY!

    If the Legislature is HOGTIED, call for a NATIONWIDE REFERENDUM and LET ALL of the Sovereign People of Sri Lanka decide.

    DEMOLISH the Provincial Council System designed to divide Sri Lanka into a Patchwork of Racist Aparheid Communal Fiefdoms NOW.

    Rather than DISINTEGRATING Sri Lanka into Communal Provincial Council Fiefdoms, INTEGRATE Sri Lanka into ONE Indivisible Nation, of ONE Inseparable People, sharing ONE Indomitable National Destiny with Equal Rights for all, irrespective of race, religion, language or caste.

    One VOTE for each adult citizen to usher in one’s candidate to the National Parliament is SUFFICIENT FRANCHISE for any Law-Abiding citizen. Only Racist SEPARATIST plotting the overthrow of our Unitary Sovereign Motherland, and Corrupt Provincial Council Bureaucrats hanging onto their Captive Tax-Payer supported JOBS want Provincial Councils!

    NEVER, NEVER, NEVER DEVOLVE POWER to the Tiger Nominated Agents of the TNA, salivating at the prospect of WINNING through TREASON & THREATS in Provincial Council Elections, what they FAILED to CAPTURE in murderous Separatist War!<

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      How pathetic. Having not learnt about democracy still living in the USA.

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        “How pathetic. Having not learnt about democracy still living in the USA”

        Living in a more enlightened place sadly does not always produce what was intended. This is why Gotabhaya has been ensconced as Defence Sec since 2005 yet is providing little insight as to why his former homeland USA is passing resolutions at UN Human Rights Council. Someone should also tell Ananda that one of Prabha’s old boys Daya Master (with Col Karuna also making a few visits) is making a return as the Rajapaksa candidate for CM of Northern Province so exactly again is the LTTE party Tamil voters should avoid?

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        No he went to US to tongue clean the back sides of the US citizens after they pass kakka

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        You think learning is that simple?

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        Lanka Muslim, I dont see anything wrong in what Ananda Suggests.

        ‘INTEGRATE Sri Lanka into ONE Indivisible Nation, of ONE Inseparable People, sharing ONE Indomitable National Destiny with Equal Rights for all, irrespective of race, religion, language or caste’
        Isnt this what we all need as Srilankans?
        I would rather fight for this.
        I dont trust or believe this regime at all and cannot expect any good from this president either. But I totally agree with Ananda. Had our leaders implemented this few decades ago instead of dividing the nation, I am certain that Singapore would be trailing behind.

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          [INTEGRATE Sri Lanka into ONE Indivisible Nation, of ONE Inseparable People, sharing ONE Indomitable National Destiny with Equal Rights for all, irrespective of race, religion, language or caste’]

          Omar you can’t do this in this country without devolution,because unlike singapore we had three kingdoms here,jaffna,kandyan and kotte,before the colonialists conquered them and forcibly erased them.India had the same problem with more than 25 kingdoms,just imagine what would have happened if they had not traversed the path of devolution.

          I have no problem with what ananda has mentioned which is my ultimate goal too,but done with the thread of devolution stitching up three potential countries into one,whereas he quotes”NEVER, NEVER, NEVER DEVOLVE POWER to the Tiger Nominated Agents of the TNA, salivating at the prospect of WINNING through TREASON & THREATS in Provincial Council Elections, what they FAILED to CAPTURE in murderous Separatist War!<".

          That is the statement of the racist mischief makers of this country who know very well that when they go on that confrontational path the so called noble objectives that they professed earlier will never be achieved and their purpose is in fact to throw in a spanner in the works to sabotage that objective that they profess to want the country to achieve.

          Racist shits like are Ananda are the carbon copy of the racist shits among the tamils who have left the country for good and who will always talk about that noble objective he mentioned but throw in a spanner in the works the moment they see that it will be achieved and their dreams of eelam will be dashed.

          These two the tweedledee and tweedledum of the tamils and sinhalese are the bane of this country and brought it to its present state and should be sidelined in future by the others.

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      Ananda,people like you live in a federal state like the USA and try to muck up the country that bore you.Why don’t you come back to Srilanka without living in a country that has devolved power to the maximum,without boasting and highlighting your USA citizenship.We know from your writings you are low born srilankan who due to the free education you received at taxpayers expense have managed to make it to the USA,so no point in trying to impress us with your US residency.

      You and people like modawansa’s,the recent converts are the trouble makers who shout the loudest about the sinhala race and bhudhism,though your ancestors were never sinhalese or bhudhists.The real sinhalese will also get fed up of you and want a divorce one day just like the tamils.

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      An utter fool.Can a nation be united by force? Where has it been successful?

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      get out of u s a you toilet cleaner. we need experienced toilet cleaners like you here in sri lanka. don’t talk big you sinhala scum when you don’t even live here.

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    Best solution is to abolish the thirteenth amendment altogether and go for a referendum, dissolve provincial councils once and for all.

    This menace of demanding a separate state will then come to an end.

    Otherwise this issue could come up again in the future.

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      That is true rather than trying to modify time to time for different provinces. This problem should not come up repeatedly. No provincial councils means, no ethnic problem.

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        RanjithL,no northern provincial council,then northern separate country one day.How do you like that.The east of course you can continue to have for some time but with the loss of the control of the palk strait one day you will lose that too.There will be then a separate country in the north and another separate country in the east.Then the upcountry sinhalese will break away because they will be fed up with the low country sinhalese who outnumber them now taking all the wealth for white elephants in hambantota etc.

        Yugoslavia broke up into serbia,croatia,bosnia,macedonia,montenegro,kosovo.Why did that happen?Milosoviv got rid of devolution and tried to centralise control.So we have a stark choice here to go backwards to the three kingdoms jaffna,kotte and kandyan that existed before the colonial rule that forced them to become one or think like india and use the thread of devolution to stich them up into one.

        Which do you prefer?The choice is yours.Four countries or one.
        1.north
        2.east
        3.central
        4.south

        There is sufficient differences in the four people inhabiting the four areas to justify separation.Up country sinhalese say that they won’t even allow a cat into their house from the south.The only way you can unite all these people is with devolution otherwise the pent up feelings will one day break out with such force that nothing will be able to stop the disintegration of srilanka,maybe not in our life time,but not a question of will it but when.

        backwards into our history or forward by thinking and doing things differently.Steve jobs motto”think different”.It worked for Apple and will work for Srilanka too if we think different.

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    Ref comment by Rama. What does the ‘moderator’ at do? Aren’t this ype of racist gutter comments removed?

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      Spotlight:
      “Ref comment by Rama. What does the ‘moderator’ at do? Aren’t this ype of racist gutter comments removed?”
      Since when did reporting of one act of rape AMONG THOUSANDS DOCUMENTED become “racist!”
      What the moderator needs to do is to keep the idiocies of people like you from sullying CT!

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    I have a doubt, does the president at least give some thought to other side of the history?

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    MR always get correct action for every problems. we know it very well..all nation know that ..so we don’t have any fear about our future..and today also..good luck sir!!

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    Show the Commonwealth States what is it to Govern, for once and the
    political final Test is due in November, when you will pass the
    Practicals !!. The Dynasty must continue and that is more important than
    History/India/China etc.

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    All the Tamil militant groups except the fascist LTTE joined the democratic path due to the 13th amendment.The LTTE did not accept it
    because it knew well that the 13th amendment would prevent separatism.Only the Sinhala racists are against the 13th amendment

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    Ananda USA:
    We hear people like you who enjoy all the luxuries, benefits, Rule of Law, Media freedom and democracy of the West, but does not want to live here and see what people are deprived of. You people are a bunch of opportunists who try to show us you are more patriotic than others. I suppose you live in an adopted fatherland and that you even do not have a vote here to advise us.

    Jayasinghe:
    Demand for separatism did not come after the 13th amendment or the Provincial Councils. Sorry for your ignorance. Read more as to how the separationist call came about. If you think that just because Provincial Councils are abolished that the menace of demanding a separate state will then come to an end, you are sadly mistaken. It will give an impetus to rekindle the call for separation. In reality, giving up of PCs will it be a focal point to re-start a separatist movement. This is like the Sinhala saying “Atheesareta Amuda Gahevva Wagey” (Like tightening the Loin Cloth when one has diarrhea)

    Ranjith L:
    You say “No provincial councils means, no ethnic problem.”
    I have to tell you that you are in a dream world. The answer to the present situation does not have such a simple answer. It is much more complicated and one should have a better understanding of the problem to look for proper solution.

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      Pandith,”trying to stop diarrhea by tightening the loin cloth”.Good one,i like that very much indeed.

      The biggest problem in Srilanka is that many who deserve to be wearing the loin cloth are now wearing the trousers due to universal franchise and free education.Until they mate with better quality partners and dilute their genes into their next generation which takes over the country,the problems will persist.You can’t fight against your own DNA.

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