17 July, 2019

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COPE In Quandary, As UNP MPs Attempt To Protect Ex-Central Bank Chief Arjuna Mahendran

The independence of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) maybe in jeopardy due to clandestine moves by the United National Party (UNP) to thwart any attempts to take action against ex-Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

Sunil Handunneththi - COPE Chairman

Sunil Handunneththi – COPE Chairman

During a crucial meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Auditor General’s Report on the controversial Treasury Bond transactions, UNP MPs who are members of COPE had said that they could not accept the AG’s report, and it needed to be referred to an independent expert for an independent opinion.

During the meeting, the UNP MPs had continued to protect Mahendran, which resulted in a tense situation at the meeting. “The UNP MPs had insisted that Mahendran was not to be blamed for the loss the State incurred due to the controversial transaction,” sources said.

Meanwhile, it is also learnt that the UNP is attempting to bring in Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe as a COPE member to further help strengthen the UNP team who are trying to protect Mahendran.

“UNP MP M. Velu Kumar has tendered his resignation, so the UNP can bring in Senasinghe,” sources said.

Meanwhile, COPE has ordered Mahendran and members of the Monetary Board to appear for an inquiry this week.

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    Please let people see the report. There are enough wise experienced professionals in this society who could solve serious problems and are genuine though top people think they only know every thing. Otherwise this country would be in a mess.

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      Dear Sriyani Mangalika,

      You possess something very rare! Common Sense!!

      I am prepared to accept the argument that our latent racism is one reason why we want Arjuna Mahendran nailed, but after all the controversy, I think that we, the citizens of Sri Lanka, ought not to be denied the chance to see the report.

      Eighteen months ago we voted for openness, not for the forfeiture of all our rights to a lot of strutting M.Ps. I hope that Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy points out to the government that our impoverished government should start setting an example by cutting down the perks to Members of Parliament!

      The War is over! There’s no need for free or “duty free” bullet proof vehicles for our “New Leaders”. Shades of “Animal Farm”! The guys are far too equal than us!

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        I’m really pissed off with this government, especially with Ranil Wicramaswinghe and UNP who are making a mockery at our expense!!!

        January victory is not belong to anyone but us, the normal people. It was us who defeated MR in order to achieve a prosperous country and live without fear. NOT UNP, USA, EU or any other donkey!!! But to this day none of those who took seats have done anything significant. Not a how to get there even.

        MR robbed us in dark but Ranil is doing that in broad daylight. Is he thinking that we are some sort of brain dead animals?

        We should start the next wave of revolution to bring the the system back on track. We should enable the system to not to allow anyone, not MR not Ranil not any donkey to fool us hereafter.
        I’m sick of you UNP and Ranil !!!!!!

        /Huna

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          “Is he thinking that we are some sort of brain dead animals?”

          He is not thinking it,he knows it for fact that you couldn’t be any thing else after voting him to power and expect prosperity!!

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            Dear all those who replied my note,

            Sorry, some of you have misinterpreted my word ‘revolution’. I never meant an arms struggle like what JVP or LTTE did. What i meant was a mental and discipline revolution to strengthen the government servant like in India. If the policeman, AG, CJ etc., do their job to the book, these sloppy, smelly pathetic politicians can’t dance like they do now.
            Lets do that revolution !!!!

            PS. Failing to do any of these, my last last resort would be to voting for Gotabay Rajapaksa as the next PRESIDENT. Forget about free speach and white van, at least i will have a beautiful Colombo !!!

            /Huna

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              Hunu Patiya – i really dont think your thoughts could be the one to represent of the cross section of lanken society. People are feared of white vanning than anything else. People are happy being given them the right back to express their thoughts and minds. On long run even if the current situation would lag for some time – for sure, the country will rise under the current duo… if all Rajaakshes woudl nto take their lives in the days to come. Rajakashes and their killing friendly politcis will never succeed for a long run in this country.

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          Then let s get ready to ask JVP to start and another 89 style insurgency and take all uncivilized abusive folks of the nation away . Thereafter any grand parties for sure can govern the nation to progress. Only hurdle is the naive folks get caught by Wimal Buruwa, Gonthadipilas or the like easily.

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            “Get ready to ask JVP to start another 89”, very high handed and irresponsible comment to note. You don’t want to fix things but prepared through some less fortunate ones. What did we learn from 89 uprising and what is the result of it?.

            Result1: thousands of young youths killed and their bodies, half burnt, thrown into rivers floating, I saw them. Wake up in mornings, you saw partially burnt bodies in the road reserves and bushes. Grave yard detected at Matale might account for the ones tortured and killed. A few escaped deaths and we saw where they are today, Wuruwansa seems to be a smart guy.

            Result2: two champions emerged who travelled to Geneva to prosecute a case against the GoSL of the time, at the UN for the violation of human rights. With Tamara’s assistance, they were able to place evidence and seek UN help intervene and stop the actions of the GoSL of the day, didn’t bother if sovereignty at stake. The battle MR and Vasu fought to preserve the human rights, regardless of how selective their concerns were which proven subsequently though, paid off handsomely in the end, making MR the President and Vasu a ministry.

            The nett gain our country accrued as a result of the 89 insurgency is loosing some thousands of poor youths lives and rewarding the person who emerged as a champion with the top position of the nation. He as expected didn’t promote human rights, in contrary went on to commit human right violations that its gruesome nature and the cruelty with which committed is something the world will never see. His selective human right feeling and the sudden change has surprised even his one time friend Mangala, the current foreign minister. An independent investigation into the alleged crimes is damaging for MR, and forming such judicial body should be resisted at any cost. Bring foreign judges- no, it deemed to be violation of sovereign rights.

            In essence, we don’t want any insurgency, if what happened in the past is an indication of what to expect, no good thing will happen. So, we don’t have much options left other than keeping hope at COPE, I would have been happier to see some retired judges in the formation of the COPE but then when you have CJs of N Silva, Mohan Perris and the likes still at large, I would be cope with current COPE representing parliamentarians from either side. Don’t blame the umpire, I guess we used to it after winning a few cases of Murali.

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              Let me correct you here.

              Not some less fortunate – the majority of lankens ( roughly about 40%) are less fortunate. Most of them are the easy targets of the polticians. They become the bread for politicians easily. Politicians of rascal kind EVEN more abusse them to get elected.
              Examples:
              Mahinda Rajakashe, Basil Rajakashe and their supporters

              ONLY WAYOUT: To bring code of ethics/guidelines for Journalists – since local media mafia is evidently handled by Mafia men controlled by previous Regime. Even to date, this is the SADDEST reality.

              What is the consequence: People – the average keep away from ground realities. Good moves or proposals are kept away but the poor are fed with divisive thoughts targeting politics of devious politicians.

              Third voice of a country – apart from President, and Prime Minister… the media of the country… but if media would be blocked by powerful hands … again and again. People would not become informed enough about the realiteis of the day…
              Latter was the reality of the country under the lead of MR… but even today every same press men DONT allow lanken journos to take the free hand.

              Consequences: Even for good moves, the rulers would not be able to count positive points.

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              I believe WHAT Sinchoappu ironically meant above is nothign else than we need to see the realities with own eyes. Until then we cant achieve anything.

              Do we have a third force in the country today as had been the case in 90ties. Had they been praised by the significant masses, why did not they earn 10 seats in the parliaments also in last elections ?

              JVPrs had the chances to prove their ablities if they really wanted to. AKD and all others are good at public speeches, but can they make a change in the country by means of their rebelian tactics. When putting the meal to the fish in aquarium, we need to think those meal is what those fish would eat – not knowing that, we cant add them continuosly.: likewise, knowing and studying the sensitivities of the cross section of people in thiscountry only, any politicians can see it further. JVPRs THOUGH make big headlines, but what have they achieved sofar ?

              They made MR a president in 2005 – going extra mile like not the case in last December 2014. ….

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                AKD is more rebelian than a politican. That is what I thought having listened to his speeches. How cana party be led by such men ? Like LTTE s politcial wing collapsed to the days of 2005 … the start of MR presidency, JVPers now are lacked good leaders in that party. We can wait another 50 years to see JVP will be the one to lead the country. Until then they have join the rulers to do the job well. That is what some german or french small parties do. Just arguging but not acting together cant people convicenced they did their job well.

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            People of this country made very clear in last two elections, that the COMMON views of majoratarian voters would never relect what JVPrs feel. Many of today s JVPers though being local graduates, sound be clean by their explanations, their practical approaches to learn the heart of common man have some should somehow have failed to convince the various fractions of the society yet to date – their jokes thoguh outreach masses, but voters seems to be thinking twice before using their votes- and people seem to be no stupid as appeared to be – JVPrs were not given even a 1/2 dozen to represent folks in parliament.Why ? Why ? Why ?

            So you guys think all what that COPE President adds can please people ? People reject REBEL natures of politicians basta…

            Why not you guys raise the questions of the kind yet ?

            It is high time to ask why ?

            Politicians should work togethre with nature of human beings. That Samarasinghe or the other guys that keep shouting have never won the hearts of the ppeole in this country.
            In the context, Rajakashes the most abusive leading gangs of the nation are the looters .. born looters -high criminals.. but them to earn praises in the same time, those who work diehard revealing against all high profile abuses to be kept away from their close – should be the mirror image of this society.

            Knowing all these, party men of grand parties get on with the people. They cant make wonders going against the people s thoughts. People in general support criminals, or even high criminals and rapists…. we have plenty of examples if one would want to see them… Kolonnnawa – DUminda Silva was most known rapist, thug, high criminal, murderer to average eye, but in the same time, he has been playing the role of the biggest philanthropist to those poor…. so do other prominent politicians. Most that are in the field today, have the mixed nature… else, they cant survive in lanken enviroments politically. Basta. Truth could perhaps can be eye openers for some grass eaters of this forums on voluntary basis. Jaywewa.

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          You are sick of UNP Ranil, we are sick of most abusive man of the match – Jarpakshe who looted and ruined srilankens treasury.

          So do we have other alternatives ? NO … even your kids in 10 year age will say, we dont have alternative in the country. JVPrs are not the people voice. They with their rebel nature can only be prison guards even if they seem to possess medical to law degrees but eanred from local universities.

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            So the outcome would be almost like what brites experienced few days ago in the referendem held there
            48% to 52%.

            We must not forget the past we faced .. under mad politics of MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE. Had GOLDEN SON OF THE NATION Rev Sobitha Thero been alive, he would not be happy people to vote again for MAHINDA.

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          I was also no fan of RW or any unpers being escaped from 89 lanken uni unrest related insurgency.
          But it was not RW who killed the students or the youth at that time even if UNP some men even surviving today could be charged .. in the same time not forgetting all JVP rebel faces with all killing will powers still surving today- All in all we lost our lovely ones in that astrocities that none of us would ever forget easily.

          Yes, do we have any other choice today ?

          We truly know that Rajakshes or the men close him are over corrupted by their nature. They are not educated enough to lead the nation. Alone the public speeches further being held by MR even today contain VERBAL EXPRESSIONS that some village men could be animated, but not the civlized folks. Lanken Hamuduruwos – most of them in disgushed thoughts could be everyone. We never know Somararamas or other other high criminals are in them. But MR continuesly work with them rather than help the folks making them more civilized – law respecting, restore dignified culture….

          Ranil instead speaks out histhoughts, many in educated groups respect him – only that he was made bad man to the average calling him to have supported the LTTE in public. Latter was a political trick being played by none other than Rajappskehs to consolidate abusive politics. His politics is to promote thugs of various kinds.
          Those who are not dead may remember the days he governed the country, how he did it… Mr President of the day is very right calling him Maharaja made the country so abusive. Not even allowed caibnet ministers to voice inside.

          All these are known to THOSE penisless dried pumpkins of the constituent parties of UPFA though they are against Ranil and his politics only thinking their own survivials.

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          These ” Likes” are added by Hunupatiya himself together with MAX… they are making every effort to continue fooling us.

          Wait and see you the stupid men work for funds grabed by Maharaja…

          TRUTH WILL ALWAYS JAJA GANIEE::: as we proved it on the 08th Jan 2015.

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      The UNP leader Ranil will never allow the people to have access to this report. This was confirmed by the statement of the speaker that he will discuss the future course of action over the bond report while protecting the confidentiality of the report. These people are hell bent to protect Bond Mahendran and his mate Ranil. Mahendran, Ranil, Kiriella, Ravi and Malik Samarawickrama should be questioned by the FCID ASAP.

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        The trouble Daham is that if Mahendran gets caught he drags the whole bunch Sira,Ranil,Ravi,Malik and others down with him.

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          NAK,

          Including the NAK [edited out] because the fucker was peeping through the key hole when Arjunaya did the darn thing!

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            With the Auditor General, Silva?

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              May I introduce you a better brand of PUnnakku from Europe ?I wish I could help you MAX, please let us know how we could help you. I know you and the ilk cant change your thoughts easily – kepuwath nila…. but please think it about.. tomorrow will be too late

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                If I am ‘kepuwath nil’, am I to assume you as “kepuwath kola” – a gunda of good-for-nothing yahapalanaya, jack ass aka Samuel Jayaweera?

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                  [Edited out]

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                  I really dont need to justify here, but truth as it is – I have never been able to use my votes to any of the elections held sofar in the country. So your aussumptions are no true. In 70ties I like ed and respect the systems we had in the country. Politicians of that era were more exemplary. Today alone the langauge being used on lanken public stages, by MR himself is no far differnt that of Wimal Buruwanse.
                  And I have every right to bear my own views about the abusive cultural diff of the home country. Anyways, having closely studied the bits each time visiting the country, prior to 08 Jan 2015, the situation for the average including me was a like a hell. Only thugs had the chance to loot the tax payers funds as not the least of law and order systems were in place. How can a man calling himself a lawyer to allow his men to loot that way ?

                  None of lanken parties I could / would support but I respect dignified candidates in general that respect law and order. My thoughts are with Germany s SPD nature – country such as ours need good edcuated law respeting personality to give a lead to this LANKEN nation.
                  My way is never give the chance being caught by APE Miniha principle – to destroy this nation. I am angered when reading yours or others on this forum, the manner you guys look at the problems of the day. Why cant you guys see it right… at least som degree of law and order is implemented today than had been the days of Maharaja king of Mafia.
                  iF YOU AND THE ILK CANT SEE IT what is wrong and right, ,,,,so what about the uneducated poor masses – would they ever be able to see it NO HOPELESS.

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                    This means not that today we the everyone have the right to loot, but if you open your eyes little wider, we see some sort of law and order being applied today than had been in the past. You cant expect overnight change in the systems – besides, almost every 2nd is a highly corrupt minded in this country. They dont know what is good what is bad.. some dont even know what Good Governance means… Max do you know what that means ? If the rulers of the day, went on giving dansal and Seela Redi… abusing the treasury was that okay for you ? Say 10 000 or more sewing machines were just distributed to the poor… that was fine.. but what about the others that did not get them ? in a population over 60% live under poverty to date ?

                    10 000 sewing machines were distributed by the orders of Basil…
                    amma appage budalayada ?

                    say 1 costs 30 000 rps – 300 million of rupees ( 3000 lacks of rupees)…

                    how many of the poor that lost their homes – in the earthslips coud have been helped by that sums…

                    say each to get – 2 lacks- more than 1500 families could be relieved ….
                    So you further go on attacking today s politicians.. is it at all FAIR ?

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      idiotic..now many in UK feel that their Ref to have held was a greater mistake done by Cameran.. meaning even in a good democracy you cant always rely on people thoughts through such opinion polls.. most keep saying they had not the chance to vote … they are pro EU than being anti… so, the result does not reflect the majority s thoughts..
      the same manner if one feels all the sensitive issues to be released to all kind of people… and have it checked that way – is always not favourable…. this is valid to any complex issue.

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        Sam Fernando,
        That is your opinion. Yes you quoted correct – IDIOTIC in your assertion. Do you know much about UK politics?

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      Sriyani Mangalika,

      “Please let people see the report. There are enough wise experienced professionals in this society who could solve serious problems and are genuine though top people think they only know every thing. Otherwise this country would be in a mess.”

      I feel pity for your innocent wishes!

      But… do you see the somersaults a few monkeys are making to please their pay masters? And on to the bargain, they are doing it even without seeing a single cent stolen, proved or a single leaf of the report seeing! If they make such an uproar without seeing a single leaf, what would they do if they are given 1200 odd cope report to be read!?!#$?

      I guess they would be everywhere!!!!!!!!!!

      On the trees, on the busses, on the bakeries and finally on the hospital beds!

      I feel sorry for these wesigaputhala because ultimately it is not that meeharaka auditor general and the conspiring cope monkeys who will decide upon the report.

      The lessons learnt is not there at the North in the war zone but here in the South where some yahapalana monkeys have on the loose enjoying the new found freedom, democracy and good governance for monkeys all love to build houses when it rains but hide in the bushes poking their tails between their legs when the astray dog from Madamulana barks at them!

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      Sriyani Mangalika

      Yes. “Please let people see the report”

      Even with an average national IQ of 79, and with a standard deviation of 15 there are at least 2.25% of the population who have an IQ over 109, and at least 0.14% of the population who have an IQ over 124, who can read and understand.

      Not everybody is like Wimal Buruwansa, MP, who claims that 2/2 =0 , and he got 300,000 preferential votes in a land full of Modayas.

      They also believe that Buddha flew to Mount “Adams Peak”, “Samanala Kanda,” Butterfly Mountain, where legend says, only butterflies try to fly.

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        When did Adam fly to Adams peak!

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        Amarasiri,

        …”and at least 0.14% of the population who have an IQ over 124, who can read and understand.”

        Then ask them to submit that report to those 0.14% people otherwise we will have to seal off our ears for 10 years!

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          Silva

          “Then ask them to submit that report to those 0.14% people otherwise we will have to seal off our ears for 10 years!”

          Yes, if the report is submitted to at least to 0.14% of the population, that means out of a population of 20 million, at least 28,000 of the population can receive it, and diffuse the information to the rest of the population.

          Anybody from the 28,000 can enlighten the rest, for example the MPs, especially Wimal Buruwansa et al.

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            Amarasiri,

            “Anybody from the 28,000 can enlighten the rest, for example the MPs, especially Wimal Buruwansa et al.”

            Your statement deprives you of your status among 28000 and connects you with 20m – 28000!

            The High IQ won’t lecture The low IQ monkeys. Living example: Low IQ monkey Sarath Wijesuriya after being given yahapalanaya lecture now poking his shit nose to every kunubaldiya in the country!

            Thought of the day: Yahapalanaya is only a reference point and an election theme. It is not the panacea for all the problems in the country. These civil activist pakis donkeys with empty pockets are making a big gung ho about nothing but ultimately it is not these concepts but money to the pockets, jobs, prices of goods, opportunities for the people etc. that count. The meeharak of this country are consuming almost everything made in foreign countries from dawn to dusk and until morning next day through midnight spending scant spending power of them and now they have exhausted almost every bit they have had but still they are living in yahapalana utopias.

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            You don’t have to have an IQ of 124 to understand the Bond Scam!

            A simple explanation is given by Indi https://www.yamu.lk/video/the-bond-game-the-whenever-show-w-indi

            Please note that Perpetual securities is the Primary Dealer who was involved in the scam and Governor’s son in law was a director and resigned after it was exposed! He is still the owner of the parent company Perpetual Capital Holdings. The scam is know as “Insider dealing”

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              [Edited out]

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        Yes, Sriyanis or Buriyanis feel to add their thoughtsthis way, no matter anyone could go into pieces. Where on the earth all educated and uneducated men and women see what is right for the future of country ? These punnaku eaters dont know the danger could result by revealing almost everything to uncivilized folks. Also in Britain, they did the kind of Volksbefragung – Referendum after many years. Now varied politicians feel that Cameran could rethink it.

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          Simon Desilva [Edited out]

          It is the nation’s right to know the truth. There is no danger to the country by exposing the truth. The Bond issue affects the entire nation as the money syphoned off (if this was proved) belongs to the nation. Report should not limit to an exclusive bunch of privileged lot ( UMP MP and their cronies). Some of whom were vociferous enough to publicly vindicating Mahemkdran’s actions even before a proper investigation was conducted. It is this lot who should be fed with Punnaku (and also yours truly).

          Just get into your ‘cretin’ head this is not a referendum that you seem to think. British people made that choice. Whether it was right or wrong the UK Govt is expected to follow the wishes of the majority.
          Bond issue does not fall into this category, let the people see and judge for themselves.

          Seeing the way one UNP member jumped ship off the COPE makes it very dubious. Is it because even that MP couldn’t stomach the truth and worried there are more skeletons that may jump out of this dark closet.

          So think before you condemn the nation as idiots. Don’t forget the saying ” When you point one finger at others there are three pointing back at you!!!!” Try it first.

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            Gemunu, its a futile effort to bring the light of truth to the blind lickers of ‘pahayalanaya joke’ such as Silvas, Simon de Silvas, Sam Fernandos, Leelawathies, Seelawathie’s, Samuel Jayaweera’s etc., etc.,

            But do not stop. The more they speak, more we get laugh!

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              You even start laughing from the back ends, but the truth will succeed to the very manner on 08th Jan 2015. Jaya niyathai.

              You may be paid by Rajaakshes and that could be the reason behind to be that painful. But those who know it really, are well aware of the facts – that Rajaakshes are born rascals .. it was a mistake done by people a power – to allow them loot that far as nothign could help it by 2015.
              Knowing all these but putting blame on Astrology, he did it. But if you have completed at least grade 8, should need to think about all thease.. if not today, when ?

              Maxes- you will never win it… the masses that will rally round to us to stand against YOU THE LIKE ILK becoming fatter. God save our island.

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                //You may be paid by Rajaakshes and that could be the reason behind to be that painful.//

                hahahaha… ane Samo! typical mindless jackass you! I even have not met, spoken to any Rajapakshes so far! But you idiot brand me as a “paid agent” of them! Well, this is the same way you buggers labelled Rajapakshes as ‘hora’ ‘hora’ and trying utmost to clean a day light hora – Arjun Mahendran!

                As I said earlier. Keep talking! The more you talk the more reveal! (Pls tell your like-mindeds also not to stop sing hosnas to crumbling yahapalanaya because we, the people need lighter moments since the yahapalayana gives a tremendous pressure in terms of COL). But the issue is your naked and there is no single degree of attraction of your nudity when you talk politics. (For you guys, politics is all about bashing Rajapakshes!)

                In fact, the likes of you mindless buffalos deserve a useless skimpy administration like pahayalanaya!

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                  Max et al

                  1) Have nothign but grudge against rulers
                  2) LOVE anyone that praises MR et al
                  3) Cant see it right let alone today, they we need proper lawn and order inthis country to shape up the nation
                  4) Pahayalanaya by his words – is a joke for them
                  5) No matter anything would have been done wrong, they have to stand against anyone who would go against MR
                  6) All those are buffaloes that are against MR et al, but learnt 8 grade children would see it other way around

                  Anyways, these men are so sick as metastacized cancer patients stay with no hopes.

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                    Sama, have you ever met ‘Amara’ any where during your school days? Or Have you gone to a school in Sri Lanka? If you have something called ‘thinking capacity’ you never raise those 6 points.

                    If you have a mind that unshaken, just take the 6 points you have mentioned and apply them to you and the like minded people. But, place the word ‘yahapalanaya’, Ranil W or My3 in the place of MR.

                    I am no a blind worshiper of MR in the same way you guys white wash Yahapalanaya. Just because a group of opportunistic politicos say the word “yahapalanaya” in day and night, that does not mean yahapalanaya or good governance will come to us.

                    Go back to grade 1 and read Amara first. You deserve so.

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            There were various issues that hugely affected the nation, there you guys stayed as if you were fed with kirimati.- like crocodiles fed with clay. But just to make this issue a big one but having more potential to rabble rouse the nation, you continue this way.
            You ask me about the UK politics, I think my knowledge about UK politics is good enough to see that the referendum held by premier to be called as one of the immautured act. I have been working with ones coming from UK so, they share their thoughts too. Most of them inclucing millions would not agree with the outcome – be away from EU. It is just that support right wings would be pleased but most want to stay further. We also perfectly know, gone were the days, uk guys dominated the world. Now with things turn its way better for other europeans such as germans, french and other small nations – we are compelled to see itright though reluctantly.
            Anyways, lanken are not that advanced to see it right yet will stay praising the English for their lack of updates. Germans and other folks dominate in the europe today than hd been before.

            I think Lankens should make ties with Germans and other folks rather than with UK.. if want to achieve more economically.

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            Goto Bogambara or other prisons and collect the information from them and compare it with cross section of the country – there you will see, there will be no significant difference: That will surely give you guys, the way people tick in the country. Are they ready for good governance yet today ?

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          Simon De Silva,

          Ha..haa.. haa…The british donkeys are no different from our donkeys! Sarath Wijesuriya, Gamini Viyangoda et al who are low IQ sick buggers will lead the majority meeharak rela down the jungle path and perish them!

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            Silva what matters are the numbers. Lanken literacy rates (93%) are the highest in the region. But they behave today like Paksitanis or Morroccans whose the comparable numbers make up just below 40%.

            In Uk, the case was different, the recent referendum di dnot allow some voters in neibouring countries to take part in voting. SO they are the ones to take part on the issue actually, if EU membership is pro or anti to the UK. All in all my friends from the UK are so worried today as had never been before since they love to stay as EU members.
            However, parliamentary will decide it in Octorber. Just becaues grass eaters voted for brexit- meaning as I see it now being in Germany – will have no greater effect.

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        Amarasiri Mahatayo,
        Which group do you fit into?

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        You don’t have to have an IQ of 124 to understand the Bond Scam! A simple explanation is given by Indi

        https://www.yamu.lk/video/the-bond-game-the-whenever-show-w-indi

        Please note that Perpetual securities is the Primary Dealer who was involved in the scam and Governor’s son in law was a director and resigned after it was exposed! He is still the owner of the parent company Perpetual Capital Holdings. The scam is know as “Insider dealing”

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          You the very same ilk would say nothing even if professionals woudl do the job properly. We perfectly know how the news go viral among the lanken folks. No matter they are truths or untruths, they just enjoy the moment. That was how Wimal Buruwanse became the darling of 300 000 voters of most literate provice of the country- western province. Remember ?

          So, guys, whoever what is being spread – no expert have yet finished investigating since court rejected it at the beginning no charges can be made against Arjuna M. I have no doubt, crystal clear that AM is clean. YOu will see it sooner than later, It was something that the politicians have to protect keeping away from the average men – costed AMs his carrier.
          Anyways, Singpore is a developed nation – they put him and will put him on the due place soon. We lacked his expertise but not the other way around. You punnaku eaters will never allow this nation to be made a developed category. Curse on you.

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          A rather simplistic explanation that doesn’t account for all the facts.

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      Isn’t it better if you Sinhalese have some fighting spirit in demanding your rights, instesd of pleading with central governmnet to share reports that are obviously tainted towards Lankna soverignkty?

      You Buddhists will go around accusing everyone who speaks back against bigotry, racists themselves. But the other half of you go incitjng violence and throwing bombs at the slightest provocation.

      COPE is handicapped only by you Buddhistic half that do not want to tax your brains in the fear that it is bad for your Samsaric journey. Cowardly!

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        it is true that Mangalika should not be pleading for the report to be published simply because the thieves will never let the story out!

        What the f*** the rest of the comment is about?

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          I mean, the Sinhalese should be doing more honorable things for their Tamils, like building their houses and developing the North….maybe some ETCA. But instead, they would build that land bridge and open their borders wide for Indians to infiltrate our borders through sheer osmosis of concentrated unsanitary entities flowing into rarefied ones (and they’d call it American style free-trade).

          And it’s nothing to do with Egalitarian Buddhism, and all to do with Lankan hierarchy (Sirisena-Ranil), linking hands with Hindu caste-driven Modi to retain high-caste statuses – very alluring concept, but so primordial for human civilization, that even Buddha spoke against it 2,500 years ago.

          And the rest of the 90% Buddhists will say “Sadu” in typical toned down Buddhistic fashion and let it all happen. What about tuning up the Sinhala spirit a scale or two, and letting that be the middle-path (where arguing and demanding for what is good, proper, decent and egalitarian as prescribed by Gautama Buddha,the normalcy of the Middle-Path).

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      Sriyani,
      This country is already in a huge mess; you seem to be in some sort of denial; wake up.
      The culture of impunity still rules; get it.

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      I’m still happy I voted for the change last year…. But now I feel JVP would have been a better bet. Though the UNP seems to be messing up, bringing MR back is certainly not the answer.

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      Are their high crimes other than killing people on the command of leaders ?

      Why Is Prison Riot Report Under Lockdown?Why Is Prison Riot Report Under Lockdown?Why Is Prison Riot Report Under Lockdown?Why Is Prison Riot Report Under Lockdown?

      Why Is Prison Riot Report Under Lockdown?
      by Hafsa Sabry
      The criminals behind the 2012 Welikada shooting where 27 inmates were killed and many others wounded, are yet to be brought to book despite investigators having unravelled the true facts with regard to the incident. The report of the investigation into the riot conducted by an independent committee is yet to be made public due to unknown reasons.
      Even though a part of the report was published after objections by human rights activists, the most sensitive information is still being kept under wraps. The Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR) stressed that Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe should inform the public of the action that will be taken with regard to the deceased,according to the report.
      When the Yahapalana government took office, it promised that justice would be done in almost all cases that were held back during the last regime due to undue influence. In keeping with that promise, a new committee to investigate the Welikada shooting incident was appointed and the report was forwarded to the government. However, up to date, this report has not been published and The Sunday Leader’s attempts to contact Minister Rajapakshe to find out why the report has not been published even after strong evidence has been uncovered, failed.
      However, speaking to The Sunday Leader, the Commissioner General of Prisons, N. C Dhanasinghe said that the Department of Prisons had no hand in the investigations as they were conducted by an independent three-member-committee appointed by the ministry.
      “Neither the reports nor the investigation details have been revealed to the Department of Prisons. We only helped the investigations by arranging meetings with the inmates they wished to question; hence we cannot force or pressure the government to rush the publication of the report or do anything with regards to it,” Dhanasinghe claimed.
      Though a part of the report from the three-member committee to probe the Welikada riots was published in which a recommendation was made that the families of the victims, both those murdered as well as those wounded, should be compensated, nothing seems to have happened with regard to meting out justice for the families of the victims.
      The committee was appointed by Justice Minister Rajapakshe with retired High Court Judge Wimal Nambuwasamge as its chairman. It began investigations in early February 2015 and conducted the probe over a period of three months. The committee stated that during the investigation they recorded statements from over 100 people including jailors, inmates and relatives of those who were murdered.The report was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on June 9, 2015.
      The Welikada Prison riot occurred on November 9, 2012 during a search for illegal arms. The riot left 27 people dead and 40 injured. Welikada Prison which houses around 4,000 prisoners has witnessed a number of violent riots; however this particular riot stands out in its history as the worst since the 1983 riot, also at Welikada Prison, which left 53 prisoners dead.
      At around 1.30 pm local time on November 9, 2012, about 300 commandos from the Special Task Force (STF), a paramilitary unit of the Sri Lanka Police, arrived at Welikada Prison to assist prison guards in searching for illegal arms, drugs and mobile phones. The search was first carried out in the ‘L’ section which was home to hard-core criminals.
      Despite protests from prisoners, the STF completed their search, recovering drugs and mobile phones from the cells. At around 4 pm, the STF moved on to the Chapel Ward which was home to prisoners who had been served death sentences, life sentences and other long sentences. The STF commandos wanted to handcuff the prisoners, but they objected and arguments and fighting broke out.
      Some prisoners alleged that they had been stripped and beaten up. The prisoners started throwing stones and other objects at the STF. As the disturbance grew, the STF tried to suppress the riot by using teargas but at around 4.30 pm prisoners working in the Bingo section broke into the main area and joined the fight against the STF. The STF and prison officials had to retreat from the prison.
      The prisoners allegedly took control of the prison and a siege ensued during which some officials were held hostage by the prisoners. Numerous prisoners appeared on the prison’s roof, some brandishing weapons. They started throwing stones at the STF who were now on the road outside the prison. They also threatened onlookers. The prison was surrounded by the police and roads leading to the prison were closed at 5.45 pm. At around this time, the prisoners broke into the prison’s armouries and took possession of arms including assault rifles. At around 6.15 pm, five prisoners broke out of the prison and tried to escape in a trishaw. They opened fire at the STF who returned fire killing four of the prisoners. Over the next half hour, there was heavy gun-fighting between the prisoners inside and the authorities outside.
      In the meantime, a power-cut in the area at 6.25 pm added to the confusion. The authorities tried to storm the prison several times but had to withdraw after coming under fire from the prisoners. The Army was called in, bringing with it an armoured car. The authorities had then planned to storm the prison at 8 pm but this had to be postponed because of heavy rains. Eventually, at 2 am, the STF stormed the prison and took full control of the prison.
      Twenty seven people, all prisoners, had been killed and 40 injured (20 prisoners, 13 STF, four soldiers, one prison guard and two others). Eyewitnesses, human rights groups and opposition politicians have alleged that some of the dead prisoners had been executed. A number of prisoners also escaped but many had been recaptured.
      The prisoners may have had inside help – it is alleged that some prison guards had been selling contraband items to the prisoners, and they weren’t happy that the STF had been brought in to assist with the searches.
      It is noteworthy that the delay in publishing the report hints of pressure or attempts by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary GotabhayaRajapaksa to conceal the information from the public. If this is so, then the fact that the Rajapaksa family still wields power and influence to the extent of being able to conceal important files from the public even under a Yahapalana government, is shocking indeed.
      The recommendations made in the report are also yet to be implemented. Human rights activists have stated that there will be value tothe investigations only if the recommendations are implemented. These activists and the families of the victims expect the government to assist the relevant authorities to bring the criminals to book and implement the recommendations mentioned in the reports.

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    Lack of individual freedom for UNP MPs or whether right or wrong party solidarity goes stronger than anything.

    Or the top maintains a grip over the MPs.

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    So.. bla bla bla bla its Mahinda and the previous government’s fault!

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      Mahendran said he will not seek extension of of CBG poisisition. If the Yahapalanaya is blocking the investigation, then can Handunneththi resign and bring the matter to public? Isn’t he part and parcel of the Sinhala Drama? He is exactly the “Hakeem” in the Shiranie Bandaranaike’s dismissal.

      Everywhere lot of Chest Beating and weeping to fill up the dried out rivers but, no honesty.

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    COPE should learn how to work with others. That is the first prerequisite. I dont think Handu has these qualities when thinking of his background… no means a matured politicians even if their arguments could be not wrong- we perfectly know theory is not practice when it is going to get things done with various human being.
    So my opinion is under the lead of a immatured guy such as Handun, … you cant expect them not to react this way.
    I think it is their rights to discuss issue separately. This is a complex issue with key two probabilities… COPE man has already confirmed that AM had grabbed it for his pockets… how come he has the right to do so, if all invesitgattors have not completed it yet. It is no means fair to AM or any person in that position to accuse of this way. Basta.

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    What qualification does Handunnetti and the team have to investigate this issue ?

    Handunnetti, may very well step down from the COPE leadership position giving some silly excuse due to his inability to conduct a proper inquiry. That’s what JVP does !! When they fail, the runaway !!

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      What a joke..! He’s Economics graduate and possess the required knowledge to identify the issue very well. People voted for improved transparency and accountability of the Govt affairs of this country which was something not practiced by previous regime. So let them do their job well. This type of actions would not only set bad precedence encouraging public officials and politicians to continue their corruption without any fear but also create negative impact on the lifestyle of the ordinary citizens of this country.

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        sampath,

        “What a joke..! He’s Economics graduate and possess the required knowledge to identify the issue very well. “

        You mean..!? Where did the Angilikota graduated himself? Eh.. Oh I see!! You mean those Five Classes in jungles!!! Yep! That is correct! Guys..! Be careful becuase he also has learnt to make salmon tin bombs! P..ssss….! Bombing the parliament, if required, is no big deal for them and on that fateful day JR had a narrow shave! Who knows, the [edited out] might still have bombs under his lunket.

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          Better not to attack that way – since itshould be inborn gentic problems.
          He is given a healthy mouth but not health fingers. That is the nature. Wimal is product of lanken society whose less fortunate ones did not allow him not even healthy schooling – as a result his foul mouth attacks today but the message go tot he masse of his category easily. That is the nature it is. He is among few politciains who to have called newly elected CBG as could be linked with LTTErs. Apart from that the political teenager Gonthadipila too put CBN governer to have been linked with LTTE. More of less, these men play it thatway to survivie their day today bread. But impact would be plus widening the gab between communties that are said to be on the way to converge interm of PEACE AND RECONCILIATION.

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        Hey, MR is also said to be a graduate in Law.

        His son is also an another.

        All these looted the treasury as no others.
        Besides, Handun should have political expreience to see it right… has he got that ?

        He is in lanken politics for the last 10 years or so… what does he know from lanken potlicis. He is more a rebelilian nature than a sensual politician that could outreach majority of memeber of the mixed composition of COPE.

        I like the way Karu Jayasooriya plays his politics. He is so respectful as had been our good old day politicians that earned greater resect all along.
        Today Vasidewa should be well aware of the difference.

        I beleive, if a professor who could see all facets of the problem would have been the president of COPE, things move positively not harming any politicians. Just attacking UNPers for the allegations levelled as Bank governor should be stopped. The culture and langague should be rethought. Yakkasa cant act normal in lanken contexts.

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      Point of View,

      The angilikota in cope will have to cut his walla this time!

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    If the composition of “COPE” HAS A MAJORITY of UNP members and IF this was how COPE was to function, THEN what is the problem.? There is no point in crying NOW and saying that the UNP MEMBERS are involved in a clandestine move to thwart any attempts to take action against Mahendra.

    The fact that there were a majority of UNP members in COPE AT THE TIME THAT cope was formulated should have been pointed out and should have been thwarted/corrected. If this could not have been thwarted/corrected at that time, then there is nothing one can do NOW.Maybe that is how it was meant to be.

    One can never expect the MAJORITY to think like the MINORITY in matters of this nature. Maybe a higher authority can come into play and bring about justice IF there is injustice being enacted.

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    All committees and Commissions appointed by Batalanada Ranil are UNP. ,

    How can COPE be fair dinkum, unbiased and has the technical , legal and financial expertise, when Ranajan Ranamayakas are sitting there .

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    So So much of the ‘democracy’ of Ranil Wickremasinghe! So So much of “Good Governance” of yahapalana govt. So So much of go against “corruption” by the yahapalana govt!

    Hurrah!

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    Hah..haaa…!

    Now what? I told this would happen! How can this so called COPE presided by a moron who think COPE is his parties branch office at the parliament and a body comprising such rogues as Aluthgamage who went even to the extent of selling is wife and including some biased wheeler dealers inclined towards MARA the rogue.. how can such a body conduct an impartial investigation. The lunatics who conduct the investigation are linmadios suffering from island mentality whose motto is “api wawamu, api kamu; api wenuwen api, siyarata de sirisapa de, ape gona apita honda; let us produce everything we want inside this country and let not import from outside and thereby develop our country”! This is the investigative mentality they posses. As such how can they investigate an issue which has global economic implications? The interest rates of a country are global market money supply, temporal and time line based. It also depends on the global political factors and economics mechanics like global recession and global measures taken to curb it. During MR period due to global recession funds came to SL due to our interest rates being higher than those in US, but after US has recovered their economy as at the present time when this government is in existence those foreign investments began drawing out from SL. And becuase we have a massive debt to repay and we have had to find funds the government through Central Bank has to take measures to attract foreign investment providing attractive interest rates. This is not rocket science to understand because even our rural banks and SANASA does it varying their interest rates from a range of about 5% to 21%! Emphasis 5% – 21% circa!!! This is a business decision even a rural bank manager can take subject to the approval of the due authority and this is how a country’s economy runs. But when the behavior of the so called civil activists, JVP, MARA and the gang, three wheelers and wheeler dealers they don’t seem to be living on this planet having their feet on the reality of soil. The MARA’s moda regime determined interest rates by force without any bearing to the real economic indicators. The real inflation was much higher when the Cabraal-MARA-Madamulana-et at gang led economy determined the surreally and pathetically low interest rate of about 5% for EPF contributors and millions of depositors of the country. It is this disparity that the present UNP government (not the SLFP wesigeputhala in the present government) corrected by allowing market forces to determine the interest rates, floating the rupee against dollar, oiling the economic machinery by increasing salaries, reducing the prices of essential goods etc. The UNP is following an economic policy which is different from the one which these monkeys are advocating. While these Gamini Viyangoda et al typed wesigaputhala are jumping up and down carrying on their heads defunct economic theories practised by Russia, UNP is trying to rectify the destroyed economic mechanism of the country by MAR and the gang. It is this march of UNP towards liberation from all the mistakes of previous regime that these monkeys are trying to prevent becuase they know very well that if UNP runs for another 1.5 – 3 years they will not have any political or economic topics left to be banged to attack UNP. Therefore they are are attempting an all-out ambush in all fronts like acquisition of the Treasury, VAT issue, Malabe, Salawa, new constitution creation, abolition presidency, audit act etc. They are so bankrupt that they make an issue out of simple and quite standard things like installing CCTV cameras at customs, raiding drugs by the police (at the recent historical drug raid they made the commander of STF nearly a drug peddler which by the way real issues these wesigeputhala must raise their voices against!) But these motherfucker are so canine-gened that they never emit a fart about those and only make a big empty noise about everything they don’t know of!

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    MPs owe to it to their constituent not to A. Mahendran. But I think the number of votes exceeds the value of Dollars.
    Killing COPE in the name of Yahapalanaya. Sigh!!!

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    KA Sumanasekera, max, woW, sr, Hunu Patiya,

    Because you let your buffaloes out from whom you suck criticize-Ranil wisdom why don’t you chase away that ganu hora Mahindananda Aluthgamage from COPE?! Is it because you love that buffalo becuase it is same type gened as you all are?

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      Silvaaaaaaahh! What’s Ranil wisdom please? Is it Arjuna Mahen’s saga, or “scientific method” of appointing the cabinet or “ceasefire in 2002”, or introduction of the while paper to the education or Gonavala Sunil saga or infamous millenium city incident or what? Pls eleborate Silvaaaaaaaah.

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        You MAXES would see it in the near future.

        Even if You buggers would stand on the way, national govt will go forward until they achieve their goals.

        With VW or other investments about to be started in the country… you will ve to change your PRIONEN – filled brains – as had been case of the mad cows reported from few years ago… sooner than later.

        Please change your fodder brand and line up to see it right please. that is a request being made to you JO supporters… else your youth will curse on you.

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          I sincerely wish you Leela akki, your sweet dreams come true. But the naked truth so far is, the national govt running fast in the track that they “opposed” very much during the election time.

          Need examples? Ok here it goes. They shouted against nepotism and now find silence over the Ports authority nepotism. And the health ministry nepotism, Hirunika’s nepotism. (thanks for being in the govt., that woman was lucky enough to go scot free when she went and grabbed a youth and assaulted him in Mervin’s style). Oh.. I totally forgot Sirisenas nepotism at telecom! Then they shouted against ‘corruption’, but everyone knows what’s happened at Central Bank.

          Do I need to mention here again what they promised with regard to the economy, port city, col, students, education, farmers, deforestation, national security, unemployment etc., etc.??

          List is endless for 1 and half years! What if they continue the rest of the alloted 5 years? Hapoi.

          Leela, keep on eye over the present buggers. Just like you guys criticize former guys at length. Dont be blind to wrong, even though they are your favorites.

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        max,

        Did I just hear one of the Madamulana buffalos emitting “Ummmbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!”

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          As they say, buffalos hear every sound as there’s! Silvaaaa your no exception!

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    Singapore Mahendran’s new Gig seems even better according to Colombo media.

    Besides being Chief advisor to Batalanada Ranil, Singaporean is also the Chairperson of the Committee to give Hindians free access to our markets and our jobs.

    How cool..

    Colombo Elite wouldn’t be able to pin him down for extravagant spending of Yahapalana Ruppiah this time,

    Because Batalanada himself will be signing his invoices for expenses.

    Any aspiring Whistle Blowers better watch out .

    Unless you want Batalanada to get up your ass and blow you off the Temple Trees.

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    This Batalanda nonsense is expired stuff. Lets discuss current issues eg! Rathupaswela, welikada massacre, Thajudeen, lasantha, sivaram, ekneligoda, nandikadal massacre 40000 civilians,raviraj, pararajasingham,acf massacre etc etc list goes on 1200 pages+. Bring it on KA Sumane

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      I thought Batalanda is investigating all those cases except for Batalanda!!!
      Isn’t he Amare?

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        NAK,

        Man…This is a gem….

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    It is well known that UNP used the ill-gotten treasury bond profits to finance the party funds depleted at the time by Ranil W and few of his `Royalist’ Ministers. Now they are compelled to cover the culprits to defend themselves.

    IF THE AUDITOR GENERALS REPORT NEEDS TO BE CHECKED BY ANOTHER INDEPENDENT PERSON THERE IS NO POINT HAVING AN AUDITOR GENERAL WHO IS ASSUMED AS INDEPENDENT.

    We might as well scrap that position and allow politicians to play out tax payers money.

    Welcome to the `clean politics’ of Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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    18 commissions were appointed to investigate the cruelty done to Tamils. None of their reports properly came out and no action taken on them. CC member Radhika is was accused in hiding Udagama report. UNHRC asked to dismiss the corrupted defense lawyer Paranagama. But he is still there and creating havoc to the missing person’s relative with his gang of CIDs. Many of them are helpless widows. Earlier in another occasion, he answered to UNHRC High Commissioner on the political matters the High Commissioner raised to Lankawe Anduwa. Now he has involved in the Cluster Bomb use becuase has suppressed many war crimes accusation by those witnessed in front of him, so he can not let this to submerge. 18 Billion US $ missing. That man’s friends, co-cohorts and family are ruling the country.

    Here is a game going. To save a UNP man an elected Tamils is being removed from hopeless COPE. The honest reason may be he is not a good person to hide the Sinhala revenges done to Tamils using the hopeless COPE.

    This is how the Mangala’s internal investigation on war crime is going on and that is for what the UNHRC is nodding its head.

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    Nothing personal. Making the semi-literate JVP’s Handunetti the Chairman/COPE to pronounce on the Mahendran/CBSL issue is like taking a complicated brain surgery patient before a village Vedamahattaya. Oh! to what ridiculous levels our Parliament has come down to. In the good old days, Chairmen of Committees, often, were brilliant lawyers – except in those instances when non-lawyers like Bernard Soysa, Thondaman chaired Committees bringing them and the institution much distinction.

    Very soon, like in those medieval Muslim societies of today all over the world, justice in this country will be dispensed by ill-educated Buddhist priests – of the Gnanassara type. Oh! Sri Lanka! To what pitiful depths you have sunk to – thanks to Sinhala Buddhism and its thousands of patriotic protectors. Is this kaliyugaya for the island and its divided nation.

    Legal Lunumiris

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    There does not need to be a quandry. The JVPers like Sunil H and Anura K often talk as if they are great intellectuals, although it is more likely they do not know how to even calculate the value of a bond. If AM has indeed done wrong, then let them explain in technical terms what the error is. Or are they also just following the media?

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    Rest assured all, nothing……just blooming nothing worth while will come out of COPE.
    the red baby elephant is there to see to that and if bad comes to worse Ranil will kill the COPE with help from pacha sira just as they did to last COPE!

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    Lot is being argued and counter argued. Some using indecent language. The majority of the citizens dont understand the CB Bond issue. Can some people who understand the subject very well come out with their report. There are reputed audit firms such as Ford Rodhes, Ernesr and Young etc., etc., Also there are learned and experienced retired bankers and retired Central Bank Governors and Deputy Governors who can advise the country in the best interest of the country and its people. How about the NGOS.

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    Pls let the citizens of this country see the report. Why not start a campaign / petition for this

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    By looking at the the extra effort of Ranil to defend the bond scam, I think Ranil may have a more guilty concise than that is of Arjun Mahendran. I think both are partners in a crime.

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    Dr. Ruwan Dissanayake,

    “By looking at the the extra effort of Ranil to defend the bond scam, I think Ranil may have a more guilty concise than that is of Arjun Mahendran. I think both are partners in a crime.”

    Which crime?

    Crime of you seeing the light of this world? No! No! It can’t be them!

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    Ofcourse they have to defend Arjun or risk him spilling the beans on how Ranil and Malik master minded bond scams in the last one and half years.

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      From the party that could not pay its electricity bills to the party that spent 10 billion on the general election. And who now bombards us with ads about a mobile app. Imagine Arjun Mahendhran revealing how they got rich that fast!

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    Mahendran’s must have done a huge favour to the UNP for them to steadfastly defend him even at the cost of them being labelled as corrupt.

    The UNP must have borrowed a large amount of money to depose Rajapassa and Mahendran cleared their debt by the bond deal. I would say it was a corrupt deal that was necessary in order to save the UNP from financial bankruptcy because the UNP managed to depose the mega-thief Rajapaksa.

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    A group of MPs called a “Select Group”, impeached a Chief Justice – without any “report”.

    This group called “COPE” can surely read and understand the Auditor General’s report and decide whether Mahendran is guilty or not.

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    I don’t know how many of you saw the video clip in parliament where the Speaker, Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, said that there are some confidential details in the report that he is discussing with the chairman of COPE. The decision is whether to release these details or not. Between these two competent and fair minded politicians, I am sure we will have a good outcome, don’t you think?

    Maybe the government is getting back on track – changing the governor, reducing VAT, making Hambantota harbour and Mattala profitable, what more could you want?

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    I voted for Yahapalanaya. I still believe in them despite several failed promises and inaction. They are much better than what we had. That sentiment does not give you the licence to do little wrongs. We want a fair and open governance style. I have said this before that Mahendran had suitable credentials for the job but….. he screwed-up! He has to go! Come on UNP we cant always be perfect in everything we do. Please uphold the highest level of integrity. That is what we the public expect from you. We need to change Sri Lanka economically but progress is sustainable only when real integrity is is in place.

    Let’s say you succeed in prolonging this inquiry and wasting time( very much like what MR did and was known for) BUT the stain of your biasses will remain until admission.

    Admit it! say that we made a mistake! and move on. Admission that AM was wrong and seriously compromised his position is not the end of the world or the end of this government for sure.

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    Why the hell we cannot demand to publish the COPE report – it is our right to know what is there in the report – Mr Handun – just leak it to the press or CT – if you let Ranil to do what he wants and cover up his ass – you are also an [Edited out]

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    When there is a charge that the Central Bank is robbed and even ETF and EPF funds of poor people were effected what “SECRECY’ they are talking of ?
    Do you think Ranil’s behavior in this particular instance is different to Mahinda who said “Hamuduruwane, Mage Langa FILE Thiyenawa, namuth mama eva gena Kriya karanne ne ” Mahinda never respected the Auditor General or the Bribery Commissioner. For UNP, Sunil handuneththi was good for COPE’s Chairmanship till the moment CB Bond Issue came up. Even they did not have any issues with the Auditor General. Tomorrow if the Bribery Commissioner take action against a UNP Parliamentarian, UNP members will rise up against the Bribery Commissioner as well. Are we seeing a radical change in politicians attitude in respecting the Government establishments, the rule of law and eradicating corruption ? The Leaders who engage in criminal cover-ups will have to face justice even after they retire from politics.
    My advice to genuine UNP loyalists is that they should have loyalty to their Party and not to corrupt leaders who appear in white suites and appear clean.
    By meddling with COPE decision through majority UNP members Ranil is directly attempting for the second time to cover up the crime. Sirimewan

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    Good that JVP has change ‘GUN Rule politics’ that shifted into the politics of ballots by bourgeoisie originated democracy of Parliamentary path of development has been initiated by DR Somawasa Amrasinghe of Fourth leader of JVP; after that lost of life of PDN Wijeweera or Rohan or Attnayake that Somawamsa was replace.

    By and large his own the role of politics ideology of Wijeweera while playing line of adventurism with the bourgeoisie state by anarchism and Terrorism in 1971 April and 1988/1989 result of that Wijeweera lost his life.
    Indeed sad story of tragedy is that lost of life of many number of JVP”s and un-JVP”S is that closed to the truth.

    No body having illusion that JVP was/is southern anarchist /Terrorist outfit.
    Her history has proven the JVP 50 years since 1965 May has done more damage to the people than good for masses of Sri Lankan.
    JVP was supposed to replaced Old left LSSP and CPSL ( Moscow wing )politics of national democratic and socialism revolution.

    But JVP had been denied very inception role and task of democratic revolution led by working classes leadership by proletariat’s class in the era of bourgeoisie revolution in character; the struggle anti-imperialist and backward capitalism to meets the ends of that which JVP had been replace politics of nexus anarchism and adventurist- terrorism among radical students movement in Universities since 1968!

    Current JVP leadership are responsible for evolution the contradictory stand politics of the bullets and ballot, for the foul stand of counter-revolutionary position in essence by backing UNP head counter-revolutionary forces in locally.

    The task of Proletariat Party is first of all, to help the masses realise and take proper account of their experience to prepared properly this great downfall UNP led reactionary bourgeoisie ,which will show the masses of all Sri Lankan their TRUE LEADER AND THE ORGANISED MAJORITY MASSES.
    But JVP as political party betray cause of democratic revolution led by anti-Marxist party.

    Here we had in the purest form the self-deception of masses and deception of them by UNP and Foreign powers with the aid of JVP’s. In fact it was they who placed the people’s FATE in the hand of UNP-Ranil W… MS and CBK counter-revolutionary bourgeoisies and foreign power.

    Hence they(JVP) must undertake for the UNP regime ills and adverse policies of impact to the an entire country, that undemocratic attitude of UNP towards People of Sri lakan.

    Needless to say JVP also responsible partner and sharing ongoing historical set back of national sovereignty of economic and political crisis led by UNP right-wing counter-revolution bourgeoisie that bring many steps backwards to country for several decades.

    The present ongoing Bond issues is another Man made disaster is one of result disorderly economic by that core leadership UNP’s misrule and mismanage of whole set of undermined progress of development of every sphere of life of our People..

    No doubt that JVP also undertaken by new responsible and accountable for the result 18 months CB Bond scandal by CB ex-Governor of Arjuna Mahadara of was guided by “rule of good governances and rule of law” by “compromised government” of leaders of Ranil W…UNP, MS-New UNP, CBK of New UNP neo-liberalist ,TNA of separatist of federalism, MC of Islam base political outfit and JVP is that related in reality they continue the predatory US and Indian alliance with notorious predators, the foreign power.

    This current trend in Island required a revolutionary democratic led by revolutionary masses and their newly build party of people.
    This ongoing changes is it required that democracy should become revolutionary in fact.That is crux of matter of democratic task and its revolution.

    While they (JVP) are in fact supporting UNP led reactionary policy of comprador bourgeoisie. We do not want JVP or other reformist displaying “revolutionary democracy flag”.

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