23 October, 2017

Coup d’état In Sri Lanka?

By Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

Muhammed Fazl

Not in this isle of ours and not in our lifetime, at least as per our cowardice upbringing. We have seen it all… the levels of corruption, winning wars at great human costs, abuse of the judiciary/law enforcement institutions, state sponsored killings & disappearances and the not-so-suited-for-times constitution being exploited among others. And every government in power has been complicit or directly involved since the time of independence.

Where we stand today as a nation, questions about the definition or the importance of ‘Independence’ needs to be raised. A day is being celebrated every year with military parades (as if the independence was gained militarily) and by masquerading the false sense of nationalism and pride. To begin with, do we really have reasons to celebrate? Are we really free from ‘slavery’? Or the developments in Britain at that time or their construction of roads and infrastructure in Ceylon were not suitable for the Sinhala majority who were content with their indigenous ‘buffalo cart’ mentality? Or was it really an independence in its sense or did the reign just change hands from the ‘white man’ to end up in the hands of a murderous and a thieving clan? And the lesser mortals we are, are we not enslaved from expressing our views freely or from standing up for what is right in a country where the ruling elite boasts of ‘independence’? 

Gota MahindaBitter it may sound, had it still been a British colony, this country would have made great strides in development, rule of law and human values. Dying traditions and cultural practices that were copied from different communities are being revived desperately to maintain a hollow sense of nationalism, and for the sake of wooing the ignorant voter belonging to the majority community in times of elections. Even the Buddhist philosophy has become just a ritual and a fashionable one at that. It has also become a common practice for politicians and their corrupt henchmen/businessmen to use equally conniving Buddhist monks to showcase their ‘piety’ to the public through public media and on political platforms. 

In a country where Buddhism is ‘considered very sacred’ to its adherents, even though only a few actually practices its teachings, politician’s exploitation of racism and the weaknesses of the ignorant majority for political gains does not seem to bring about just rulers either. But the educated segment of the society and the future generation seems to be paying the ultimate price for blind decisions of the villager/ignorant voter and also for reasons of sheer numbers. And that too as if the misled lot benefits from their stupidity.

Failure to hold government officials accountable for multi-million Rupee corrupt deals, murder and abuse of power, directly reflects on the governments in power. Even opposition members in parliament are quite content being able just to enter the parliament and for being able to enjoy its privileges.

The toothless to date international community has been no consolation either. Archaic constitution and the inability or the lethargy of the self-serving politicians/masses to change it to suit the times has also contributed to the current state in the country. Even an impeachment motion in the parliament against the current leadership will not see light of day due to blood ties.  The military too has been suppressed and it is no secret that it is being run with an iron fist by the Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Rules have changed. I mean it has ceased to exist. It is futile for opposition activists/politicians to play the same old game wasting billions for fame and power when edicts of upholders of justice and enforcers of law are skewed heavily in favor of the ruling class, before, at the time and aftermath of elections. Democracy becomes a failure when choices and aspirations of voters are not represented in the legislature.  Democracy becomes a failure when popularity supersedes competence. And sure as hell, democracy fails when elected lawmakers are not held accountable for their wrongdoings. So what recourse do we the hapless masses have?

This article may appear as if it is the first call or shot for an alternative method of governance, and I wouldn’t blame the reader should he/she chooses to ‘read between the lines’. But I wouldn’t be surprised if a patriotic and a right-thinking military officer takes matters into his own hands in salvaging what is left of the country and possibly taking it into greater heights. The task may look impossible given Mr. Gotabaya’s bribing of top rung in the military for loyalty and for their silence. While intentions behind top foreign/government postings for the retired likes of Mr. Sandagiri, Mr. Shavantha, Mr. Donald, Mr. Balasuriya, Mr. Kannangara  etc., (all of whom were tainted heavily with multi-million USD corruption deals and or human rights violations) need not be surprising anymore to the seekers of truth and justice, I believe the wealth and the luxurious lifestyles of the current top rung of all military forces and the police force need to be looked in to and exposed.

While it is my personal belief that no officer in any of the Sri Lankan armed forces deserves to be called a ‘hero’ or a ‘man of honor’, I fervently hope, at least in the near future a ‘star’ will rise within the military establishments to ‘guide’ this blessed country of ours from turmoil into a just one and towards prosperity.

*The writer is an independent social/political activist and can be contacted on muhammedfazl@msn.com and through FB (Fazl Muhammed Nizar)

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    Muhammed Fazl,

    You are hoping in vain, it will not happen: Just like the vast majority of the Sinhala masses are happy with the regime, so are the vast majority of the forces.

    Look at all the grabbing of the Tamil lands by the military, most of it is for them to own. Mahinda has provided thousands of false deeds to lands misappropriated from the the Tamils in the North and given to Sinhala settlers (military included) for free.

    I am glad at least on Muslim like you come to realize the truth of the situation while many Muslim politicians are still clinging to the racist government like leeches.

    When the UNHRC report on war crimes and crimes against humanity come out more bitter truths will be exposed.

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      In order to save the country YES this one of a very few choice choices if ballot doesn’t work.

      Something should happen soon. This regime knows that they are losing the grip.

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        “Something should happen soon. This regime knows that they are losing the grip.”

        not as long as the islands soup is cold.

        There is at least one solution to a problem!

        Had Lawrence of Arabia remained in high places and not been fatally sensitive man, ….might have made a difference in the longer term- for the Jews as well as the Arabs.

        your africa,middle east experienced michael honigstein knows best!

        call of duty!

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      Muhammed Fazl –

      Coup d’état In Sri Lanka?

      Yes, There is one going on.

      This is part of Sri Lankan history. It is Full mayhem. Throw in the Malabars, i.e. Indians, to the Mix. Enjoy.

      It is the fight between Mara, aka MaRa and Devdatta and Buddha, the Civil Society.

      It is the fight between The Devil, Satan, aka Shaitan and God, the Civil Society.

      Mara, Satan Devadatta, Devil etc. are BBS, the Current SL Regime and the Wahhabis and their Clones.

      Who made Mara and Satan, the Devil?

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        “” Who made Mara and Satan, the Devil?””

        Tate Motte Bette, politico/priest paradeshi made the constitution..

        Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting “Jesus Christ,” so that it would read “A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;”

        the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.

        in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom

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      Do you think that the Sinhalas are going to work hard like the Tamils to make this land Work?

      As Muhammed Fazl says “Not in this isle of ours and not in our lifetime..”

      That is why they settled in the ‘easy to work’ Areas in the first place!

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    A military coup is needed in Thailand to rope in the academics:
    University leaders appointed to ‘military government’, 4 August 2014, http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140804112957727

    When the President is the Minister od Defence and his brother the Secretary of Defence, facade of democracy shields any amount of militarisation of the society:

    Headteachers trained by National Cadets and made berevet colonels – 27 October 2012, http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/10/27/why/

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      the only nation that wasn’t ruled by foreign powers.
      They gave free space for the japenese onslaught of neighbours ww2.
      ideal rendition centre needs `boo`ts like saudi to stop the pan_chino.
      are in for a pan_hindian centre??
      Diego Garcia dont cry for me!

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    This is a rambling and incoherent piece and it is not clear what the writer is driving at. Is he saying that some crazy group in the military may try to grab power, or is he saying that if they are faced with elecoral defeat the regime may launch a coup and try to hang on to power by illegitimate means?

    Either way, the topic itself is relevant and I am glad Mr Fazl drew attantion to it. In my view an ATTEMPT at a coup cannot be ruled, but it can be defeated by three inputs. (a) Popular opposition on a mass scale (JVP and Fonseka can play a role); but for this, mobilisation of the people should start as soon as danger is sensed in reality. (b) International support and sanctions. And (c), probably the most important factor; India, I am certain, will not tolerate a military regime or an explicit annulment of the democratic system in Lanka.

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      ” And (c), probably the most important factor; India, I am certain, will not tolerate a military regime or an explicit annulment of the democratic system in Lanka. “

      Kumar David,
      You mean implicitly the Corrupt ones of south block and hindian politicos who always looked to hide their `loot`beneath a saree??

      Hindia better take their Poo to Loo- UNICEF

      Priyanka has for the first time told the old cronies off.

      Reap what you sow lefty?

      writer of the thread cant think beyond – postmans son Nassers Pan-Arab

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        About India I have no such idealistic illusions as Mr Ravi thinks I have. The point is that Indian strategists will reason as follows. (They must have thought it through a long while ago).

        a) A military dictatorship in Lanka is something that Tamils will refuse to live under – it is hard enough to make them accept unified formal democracy. They will say “Why should we accept a military Sinhala regime”. Much trouble will start, TNA leaders, Fonseka and Ranil will have to flee, maybe to India, JVP will have to go underground or face military death squads. There will be a big reaction in Tamil Nadu(maybe crocodile tears). Some chap like Vaiko may try to raise an invasion force. This will all be uncomfortable (even destabilising) for Delhi.

        b) Indian public opinion will be 100% against a military dictatorsip in Colombo.

        So it is not the corrupt rotten part of Indian politics that I have in mind. It is that the Indian State will not tolerate something that will create much trouble or moderately destabilise India.

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      Muslims tried various tricks, from the 1980s to date, with both the UNP and SLFP Coalitions gain far more for their community than they are entitled to or deserve – while, on the sideline, trying to improve their fortunes with the device of unnatural population growth, Halal and other nonsense. Many of their leaders who ended up as Ministers became $ Millionaires. They even tried to get a Province of their own in the East. Since they have failed in all of these and the community remains exposed, this somewhat mediocre writer tries to encourage a Coup d’etat against the Rajapakses. What the man does not realise is the Rajapakses are now in power by a different form of Constitutional Coup d’état with Parliament, the Courts, the Police and all other limbs of the State paralysed or effectively destroyed.

      Horikadey

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        [Edited out]

        Sirima Rattewatte hugged the postmans son with the suez cananl and Nasser.
        You have being licking their khyber pass till the Iran Oil embargo.
        Remember in war there are no friends. Survival of the fittest irrespective of ethnicity or where you come from.

        Your B.O. phew!

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          Bathalawathy also hugged Tito the army man who was slightly better than our own deposed Salvation Army Commander in his treatment of minorities and Chou En lai who had elections almost evely day. She finally ended up changing the name of the country to Silly Lanka and left won herself a place in the history books as the first woman PM to ruin a country which even Lew Kuan Yew drooled about.

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            Correction:
            Sorry, it was Chairman Mao who had elections almost evely day and not Chou En Lai. On the other hand, Chou En Lai could not have elections evely day because he was castrated by the formidable Nehru and his invading forces when they scaled the Himalayan range into the Yellow Peril before being repulsed by the angry Chou who had by then already lost his manhood.

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      Kumar David,

      To me Fazl’s rant is quite coherent. In a nutshell he laments the state of affairs in Sri Lanka and particularly the travails of Sri Lankan type of democracy. And as an antidote to the horror that countless governments has bestowed on the masses, his fervent and last hope is for a coup albeit led by a benevolent military leader.

      Unlike Fazl you obviously do not want a coup. You even suggest a mass uprising led by your idol, AKD in conjunction with Fonseka. KD, we all know what occurred during the previous two JVP uprisings. There was mass murder. We all know what occurred to Fonseka when he tried his hand at politics. He ended up being incarcerated and Gota said publicly that he will not hesitate to hang Fonseka. Given the present culture of fear that is gripping the country I doubt there will be any uprising akin to the ‘Arab Spring’.

      And your suggestion that India will intervene is a hopeless hope. They have lost the plot. China is here to stay.

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      What Kumar David saying the content in this article is simply garbage.

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      Kumar

      Fear of coup d’etat existed every time SLFP formed govts
      and were about to lose power.Chandrika had Ratwatte as
      her defense minister and Mahinda got Gota as his.Why?But
      JR had Lalith and Premadasa had Ranjan.UNP was a powerful
      party and feared none whereas the SLFP had always to find
      partners to form power and their partners were mainly
      from the left aligned to Moscow and Beijing.Muslims,Tamils
      and Christians largely rejected these coalitions for
      religious reasons and that’s why they are targeted today
      as never before because there’s a tendency that presidency
      holds on to power for twelve years,two terms and if lost
      one has to wait twelve long years whereas Westminster
      system had to wait only five years.Because of the “only
      two term ceiling”on the executive,so far JR,Chandrika and
      MR, all lasted full.Remember power hungry Sirimavo,NM,
      S A wickramasinha coalition extended their power by two
      more years in 1970 and against which JRJ resigned his seat
      and forced the govt for a by election for Colombo South.
      Coup d’etat is a reality or not,being without power is a
      real torture for the present regime after two decades in
      power and with open abuses,corruption,bribery,rights
      violations,war crimes and worst drugs crimes.Either there
      must be a friendly UNP govt or any other,or like always,
      by Hook or Crook!

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    The writer has been thinking through his hat while living on the 7th cloud of cuckooland. He thinks that Sri Lanbka is different to any other country in South Asia. He doesn’t know that even with all the short comings, it is still better than Pakistan, Bangladesh or India.

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      here we go, another learned gentleman trying to compare us to countries that have, at minimum, nearly 7 times our population. As long as we have bootlickers like these who have the readymade “dont complain because we’re better off than our neighbours”, we’ll never go anywhere. It really shows what a low opinion a society has of itself when it has no aspirations of its own, but has to constantly compare itself to others to keep its self-esteem up. We could go into full-out July 83 mode tomorrow and clowns like this will still say “don’t complain, this isnt as bad as the holocaust no?”.

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      Don

      “He thinks that Sri Lanbka is different to any other country in South Asia.”

      No, however is it your wish to transform this island into another South Asian country?

      “He doesn’t know that even with all the short comings, it is still better than Pakistan, Bangladesh or India.”

      If that is so why isn’t your state allowing those who sought asylum in this land to remain here? Are you willing to allow those Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, Indians to come and live here with us.

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    “Bitter it may sound, had it still been a British colony, this country would have made great strides in development, rule of law and human values”.

    Only a sucker like you can make such stupid claims.

    And your crocodile tears about the virtues Buddhism are laughable to say the least.

    As for your prayers to Allah for a coup d’at in sri lanka, it seems like you are trying to bring in the great traditions from egypt, pakistan, bangaladesh..in here.
    Keep dreaming Fazl Muhammed..

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      ““Bitter it may sound, had it still been a British colony, this country would have made great strides in development, rule of law and human values”. Only a sucker like you can make such stupid claims.”
      ……….

      British took over the island, built roads, railways, buildings and thought that’s all people need. But Ceylonese wanted independence and British out.

      Sinhalese took over Eelam, start building roads, railways, hospitals, KFC’s and thinking that’s all Tamils need. It took 200 years for British to give up……
      :-)

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        aratai: You are so right! This is exactly what me and mates often discuss on the verandah of my hacienda down south as we sip our double-distilled nectar. We should have asked the Brits to stay and run the administration and develop the economy going whilst we Sri Lankans do what we are best at; playing cricket, beach parties and road trips. Instead of 65 years of trouble and strife, today we would have surpassed Singapore and Hong Kong, and our passports would have been honoured wherever we travelled. What to do>

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        aratai,

        “It took 200 years for British to give up…… :-) “

        Croak_et mudalali,

        You are not British, they dont think like you who are still hanging to the end of the british raj still in rule but in different ways.

        Divided you would never exist without being two islands. This is how they are thinking of solving Palestine/Israel because of terror tunnels.;they are experienced for 1000’s of years in tunneling because of weather.

        Here is the truth about the police state you admire so much.

        If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who’s very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that’s a very tricky business. We’ve got to know his background… I’m saying these things because they are real, and if I don’t think that, and I think even if today the Prime Minister doesn’t think carefully about this, I and my family could have a tragedy.

        SM Lee Kuan Yew, Straits Times, September 19, 1999 on Malays in the Singapore Armed Forces
        _–
        I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been, because millions of years have passed over evolution, people have scattered across the face of this earth, been isolated from each other, developed independently, had different intermixtures between races, peoples, climates, soils… I didn’t start off with that knowledge. But by observation, reading, watching, arguing, asking, and then bullying my way to the top, that is the conclusion I’ve come to.
        Lee Kuan Yew, The Man & His Ideas, 1997

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      Hey Hey Hey calm down man.
      Don’t just panic, you might get a cardiac attack.
      A coup may not be possible but we, most of us want a change immediately by hook or by crook.

      Now without getting pregnant look around and see the people who supported your King-kong Kekille a few years ago are no more supporting him. The trend is gradually changing.

      That so called ‘Traitor’, ‘The Tiger Supporter’, ‘The man lost 20 something elections’, ‘The man without a back spine’, ‘The western Stooge’ and ‘The man who destroying UNP’ Right Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe is gaining momentum. People have realized that ‘Dawal Miguel Re Daniel’ Pada-Show Mottapaska is nothing but a dummy. His double games behind his dirty Stake is out in open.

      Your own senior ministers are vocal even in public at times. They openly laugh at Mottapaksa.

      So Paula, The Countdown will start soon and its imminent.
      Mottapaksa and his family Mottayos jumped up damn too much.

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        Ravana, Don’t Count Your Chickens Until They’ve Hatched. And don’t forget Rajapaksas are the biggest supporters of Ranil for as long as he is the leader of the main opposition party, they have got nothing to worry :-)

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          Mahendran Percy Rajapaksa knows how smart Ranil is & how weak Sajith is. Mahendran’s Catholic wife knows that in front of Ranil her man is a Podiyan Summa fellow.

          I don’t count the chickens but when you try rob the entire egg basket with the brooding hen, its better to keep an eye so I know how many eggs are there.

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    Unfortunately, there are no people with guts or back bone today. No Rohanas or Pirabakarans, but some one to mobilize and rise against atrocities, discrimination, bad governance etc., Coup d’etat may not be possible now with the prevailing brain washed military and political climate. Some thing, some change must occur and how ever or how good or bad. A change is a must now ! Can’t tolerate this garbage anymore. There are no opposition parties and all the guys are just a bunch of lame duck, good for nothing lots. A disciplined, democratic revolt from any side is a must and it’s welcome. No time to waste. The clan rule of ruination must end.

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        This is the best comment from you I have read :)

        Are you ok ;)?

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          Moda_rater never had a distinct idea. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the high priests of democracy.”

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    “The country would have made great strides in development, human values and rule of law ,if it still was a Colony” Says Mr Fazi.

    Sure the ,Elite, the Anglicans and the Vellalas would have made gigantic strides.

    But what about the great majority of the inhabitant population who happen to be poor Sinhala , non Vellala Tamil Dalits and even Mr Fazi’s own Muslim brethren.?.

    Did these people have a good time when the Colonials packed up and leased the Camp to their beloved Brown Sahibs who did their apprenticeship under them?.

    Of course not unless you were again Elite, Anglican, or Vellalas .

    If it continued, coup d’etats would have have been like the common Cold.

    In between the current Hero of the Vellalas and Wijeweera worshippers.

    By the way, has Mr Fazi cared to find out how his fellow Muslims are doing in not Colonies, but in real Colonial lands?.

    As well a the old Middle Eastern countries which the ex Colonial, liberated again, to give the inhabitants , human values, rule of law and of course great strides in Development.

    Perhaps Mr Fazi should take a side Tour of Iraq, Syria, and Palestine , on his way to Mecca next time..

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    I cannot wait to see the people of SL rise up against these low class thugs in power and throw them all in the ocean. Once done, chase that fellow Ranil W., and his counterpart bugger Sajith Premadasa and throw them in the ocean as well. Then the country will take a decent turn towards democracy.

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      where was this urgency and strength for democracy when a megalomaniac was holding your ppl in north

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    Fazl,

    I sympathise with you for your gloom and doom with regards to the state of affairs of Sri Lanka. You are right that the masses are duped time and again by all likes of governments since democracy was bestowed on our thrice blessed land(sic). I agree democracy has only brought untold hardships and horror to this country of pretend Buddhists.

    However a military coup will not help matters either. The Sinhala Buddhists have proved to be an utterly barbaric, inconsiderate, corrupt, egotistical, greedy, hateful and lustful mob. A military regime of Sinhala Buddhist leaders will in my opinion only unleash a worse scenario than we have been in so far – the proverbial ‘falling from the pan to the fire’.

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    I do not think that wishful thinking is a way forward. Ground realities must be taken into account. There is nothing wrong in applying the standard management principle of SWOT analysis in these matters.

    It is incidental to note that the then leader of the UNP Mr. J. R. Jayawardena thought it wise to lie low between the period 1970 – 1975. When the coalition partners left the Government he saw his opportunity and he hit hard. That is indeed a good lesson.

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    Mr Fazl has addressed a topical subject; close, but no cigar. Two immeasurable factors exist – 1 The continuing popularity of the man who brought us PEACE, and 2 The vice-like grip that brother Gota has installed in the armed and security forces in order to ensure that any potential uprising, (Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim,) will be snuffed out without delay. Gota has an iron grip on the officer class where the overriding requirement is loyalty to the Defence Secretary. Back stabbing is rife and is encouraged, and the slightest whiff of disloyalty is stamped upon. Officer servility is well rewarded at retirement. Coup???anytime soon – dream on!

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    Ah, sedition. If ever an excuse was needed to make someone ‘disappear’ to a Gitmo-like facility :D

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      “Ah, sedition. If ever an excuse was needed to make someone ‘disappear’ to a Gitmo-like facility :D”

      Great comment. Keep typing.

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    Don’t yearn for a coup. It will never happen. All it needs to overthrow this regime is a bullet in GodGota’s head. Without Gota the Rajapaksa regime will collapse. All it takes is a courageous true patriot to fire the shot.

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      Piranha, since you yourself are not forthcoming to do this “courageous patriotic” act, by your own definition, you are one gutless, spineless, brainless, stupid idiot.
      I would also put into this category, anyone who considers regime change not through ballot, but through bullet acceptable. I sincerely hope there aren’t many others who think like you around here. Such people do not fit in here, perhaps in Iraq and it surrounds.

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    A coup is not a way to pull down this government. The only possible way is mass mobilisation with the increase of their political awareness. It is a tall order, no doubt. But there is no other way!

    Sengodan. M

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    Another senseless piece of work from Mohammad Fazl. [Edited out]

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    The notion of a conventional coup d’état in Sri Lanka may be far-fetched. But, the notion of a non-conventional coup d’état is not.

    If ever the country gets wiser and vote out the present regime, SL will enjoy a coup d’état domestic style. It is the coup de grace what GR has in mind!

    And, we will have a GR/MR combo, as opposed to the present MR/GR combo. Be ready to roll out the carpet!

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    Tamil from north,i share your frustration. I also believe people get the leaders they deserve. Until and unless some genuine leaders able to put their message across to the electorate and win elections decide to go into politics, win elections, clean up the act and govern for the benefit of all, we will all be lugged with these substandard pollies.
    I call it our collective karma (result of our action); others my call it ‘God’s will'(the almighty wants it that way). Either way we got to learn to live with it.

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    WHO WANTS A COUP?
    There is going to be Regime change of a different sort – MR has
    to be credited with a hidden plan. He has Army camps in 26 Districts
    and can “arrange” for a Coup when suitable, with CJ will be ruling that under the prevailing threat to Sovereignty by UN and IC the current National Leaders will continue until the Army releases its grip – like accepted in some other Countries. MR has had tuition from Burma in the May 2009 visit? Racial controls are in place like in Burma even with CW Membership.

    MRs friend ex CJ S.Silva has been probably told to release his interpretation of MR not doing the 3rd round in the Ring – pre drama of the Coup scene in making? Isint the appointment for the 1st time a
    Chinese Defence Attache to its Embassy an indicator? Did India move in Paki, B-desh Dictatorships?

    The active Army Officers seconded under MEA have been given a luxurious rest-period and are kept to be summoned to manage the “Coup” in the next stage of “Governance”. They have Files connected to war-crimes. Sanctions are nothing to the Royal family. All Dayan/Rajiva types will be paid Consultant fees to keep silent and manage propaganda. Media will be under strict Army censorship. Supporting Media firms will in return be paid heavily with Advt. costs so that they don’t close down.

    The Sinhala intellectuals in the Legal/Medical/Health sectors will just hang-out, as now, some taking wings reading this insight(?) as one possibility. Anti MR TU Leaders will all be bought-over with hidden Chinese funds. Henchmen and cohorts will happily continue for a decade at least. All politicians making a noise( like Mangala) will be taken-in under the PTA by the Dist. Army camps for long-term questioning. NP is already under Chandrasiri & Douglas – a successful trial. Awaiting the correct time, even astrologically, is MRs forte. If China can have its own Dictator here, like in Burma it will be 50% Geo-politics success with its new Naval-Air Base in Trincomalee. J.Kerry visit is all for Hippocratic reasons.

    If this fertile imagination is good – will it come into play? Lets wait and see.

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    To start off, dreams do come true. At least some of it. I must admit that I am no journalist or an academic, I have started writing recently and I write what is in my mind and sometimes it stems from seeing the frustration and the pathetic plight of the majority of my countrymen.

    For decades we have seen how the game of politics is played. There was a time when ‘gentlemen’ were dabbling in it and there was a time when losers making a graceful exit. Times have changed and faced with multi billion Dollar corruption charges and blatant human rights violations of gigantic proportions, for the Mahinda Rajapakse government, losing is NOT AN OPTION!

    There is new breed of activists and opposition politicians in the making… and an unforgiving one at that! Likewise, through the ballot or otherwise, the opposition too should not falter nor take matters for granted. Bribery commissions, courts of law have all been rendered toothless in prosecuting government irregularities. There is no need for the opposition parties to be convinced by way of successful prosecutions in courts of law about the evil nature of the present government. Hence the saving of unnecessary effort and time by the opposition by not playing ‘gentlemen’ in this dirty game.

    Even so, what the opposition parties up against is no push over. The stage has been set and the play has been well choreographed by the MR government and well in advance. With state resources at their disposal, billions in stolen cash and with a politicized armed forces and the police force on the side of the government, one should not find fault with me for creating awareness of a possible ‘third force’.

    Personally, I may or may not condone such an event taking place…, but I guess I have grown old enough to know the limits of patience amongst the frustrated kind!

    :)

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      Like in the Nepali monarchy if one flies over the වවුල් (bat) we could all light Chinese crackers. All he needs is some cudu and british training-
      No more `Goo & `Boo.

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    Coups in islamic world have left these places in complete mess where violence, hatred and female oppression is rampant. Whether it is due to coup or anything else is a different qn.

    SL ppl are tired of coups or even getting into the streets. For a coup to happen people should have an utterly depressed environment where they are mentally ready to bear the cost of a coup to take down that environment. In SL common folks do not have such an environment.

    Whatever the wrongs are in SL political system, SL is a good place to live. SL is the best place in South Asia to live. So one cannot expect such coups in SL.

    And the other thing, Ceylon under the brits were not a wonderful place. Ppl suffered (common ppl) a lot with lack of hospitals, lack of education centers, lack of jobs and development concentrated to Colombo and places where Brits spent their holidays. Real ceylon far from colombo was a difficult place to live.

    If anyone thinks Ceylon was a paradise free of problems he is an idiot which is quite clear from author’s past articles

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      Just came to see the article and its comments after the stupid, irrational violence and instability caused by two immature and arrogant politicians in Pakistan today. I bet had this muhammed was born in Pak he would be asking people to pick a baton and attack gov installations to prove bravery

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