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Daily News Slams Ex-Ambassador Dayan, Alludes To Him Being A “Diabolical Donkey”

The state run Daily News in an abusively worded editorial today slammed the Government’s former Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Dr. Dayan Jayatillake, accusing him of praying for a repeat of the anti-Tamil riots of July 1983 in order to destablise the ruling Rajapaksa administration.

The editorial comes in the wake of an opinion piece penned by Jayatillake in which he warned that state media was threatening Tamils in Colombo with violence by publishing a ‘point of view’ by columnist Jayantha Gunesekera who warns that the TNA’s demands for police powers could incite communal hatred towards Tamils living in the capital.

Rajpal Abeynayake

“No, there will never, ever, be a July 1983 in this country again, no matter how many Dayans want it to satisfy their own personal bloodlust in pursuance of their own petty pathological hatred against a regime that they now despise for piffling personal reasons,” Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake said in his 15 August Editorial.

The Daily News also stated that its columnist Gunesekera, who Dr. Jayatillake said in his piece he had never heard of before, was a President’s Counsel and a former Secretary of the Bar Association.

The state run newspaper’s editorial page that has taken to vilifying Government critics and rights activists in near profane language accuses the former Ambassador of having “wet dreams” about another Black July.

“This much can be stated without an atom of hesitation. Dayan could hope and entertain wet-dream desires for a July ’83 for all he wants, but it is over our dead bodies here in this newspaper, and of course over the dead bodies of any person in authority in this regime that a single Tamil in this country is going to be harmed so much as by a pinprick,” Abeynayake’s Editorial said.

It compared the ex-Diplomat to Chicken Little, the children’s story character who believes the sky is falling because an acorn fell on his head, because Jayatillake had also warned in a previous article that India was poised to invade Sri Lanka.

Clarifying its columnist’s article, the Daily News Editorial said that Gunasekera had simply written that Provincial Councillors by their recent behaviour are not the best persons to wield police powers. “In their hands police powers could endanger the property of Tamils in the Western province not in the way of a pogrom but in the way of politically empowered high handed intrusions into personal spaces and property — as Provincial Councillors and other lower rung politicians have been notorious for in places such as Deraniyagala, in recent times, for example,” Abeynayake wrote.

Taking the abuse one step further the editorial concludes:

“Need we say more about who, by way of cynical, manipulative misrepresentation, really wishes for a Black July ’83 in this country? D can stand for donkey, and yes, it can also be for diabolical.”

Dr. Jayatillake who previously served as Sri Lanka’s PR UN to Geneva during the controversial 2009 period was also appointed Colombo’s Envoy to France where he recently concluded his posting. He has become a vocal critic of the Government since retirement, authoring particularly scathing critiques about the regime’s attempts to scuttle the 13th Amendment, apathy towards ethno-religious fascist movements and rampant militarisation.

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    Is this the same guy who lost his wallet in Geneva in a br….l house while serving his best to the Rajapakshaland? As we remember famous Bandula Jayasekara also accompanied him.

    Any way, all these people were sharing same plate while white washing Rajapaksha regime.

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      WHO is this Raja Pal Ambe nayaka?????

      A CARTOON OF the “DONKY Noise” of Rajapassa Governance ????????.

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        He is a three-wheeler driver and a pimp for the Rajapassa’s, holding the coveted office as Editor for the “Daily Noise”. He can’t see any female garment on a clothes line and would want to have a closer look??

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      We all know that sexist Rajpal is a [Edited out]
      Check out his putrid blog code – Lefroy where he talks about cunts and viginas.. This so-called editor of the Govt. Rag Daily News is a putrid, envious SOB! The scum of the earth like his patrons the Rajapassa brothers..

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        Yes, that Lefroy blog is [Edited out]

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      Regarding police powers and whether Provincial councils / politicians are fit to have and use them.
      Obviously, Gota the Goon at the CENTRE of the Rajapassa Brothers military dictatorship is the LEAST FIT to have or use powers of coercion or ANY POWER.
      THE rot of corruption in the police starts at the TOP and has trickled down to the provinces.
      Gota who wants to wield all power is unfit to hold any power – and needs a war crimes trial! So too the Rajapassa brothers who have corrupted the whole political system at center and in the provinces with their NEPOTISM, CRONY CAPITALISM, MONEY POLITICS, LAND GRABBING and LOOTING OF PUBLIC WEALTH by politicians is the norm at the centre in Colombo and in the provinces… Rajapassa has also destroyed independent police commission and promoted corruption in the NATIONAL police force – Rot stats at top and trickling down..
      In the context, Police powers to Provinces headed by responsible Chief Ministers would be far batter..

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      Dayan is a slimy opportunist, but Rajapal bloody awful.

      Rajpal who writes under alias lefroy.wordpress.com

      is diabolical scum of the earth – and he clearly is a misogynist..
      with a massive chip on the solder – since he is an UGLY GUY…

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    The ‘abuse’ apart the Editor of the Daily News quite appropriately has put him in his place, this self serving ex-diplomat who seems to play with the sensitivities of the Tamil people by misinterpreting deliberately or otherwise, the point of view of a columnist.

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    Dayan, this is the price you have to pay if you preach what’s is good and bad to rowdies and criminals.

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    I have sent in a rebuttal to the Daily News hoping to exercise my Right of Reply. For the moment let me content myself with the following:

    “The Daily News editorial accuses me of having said that “India is poised to invade Sri Lanka”. I have said no such thing at any time and would like to see the esteemed editorialist produce a direct quote which would substantiate his ridiculous claim. I have however maintained that if the Sri Lankan regime follows the disastrous example of Milosevic with regard to the autonomous province of Kosovo, peremptorily abolishes the Northern provincial council and militarily crushes it and any peaceful mass protest by citizens of the area, that will trigger a (Tamil Nadu catalyzed) reaction from New Delhi, which, given the vulnerability of this island to a naval blockade and a no-fly zone, as well as overwhelming asymmetrical balance of forces (not least the new Sukhoi base in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu), the Sri Lankan state will be unable to withstand, let alone prevail over.”

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      Dr Dayan, They are trying to silent you. They know that you know much about this regime jockies/jokers. The other factor is that they cant stand the interlectuals like you unless you support them or endorse everything they do.
      Next is one of those foul mouthed ministers is going to label you as a Traitor as they usually did to RW & Dr Bahu.
      You must not give up Dr. Dayan
      Its time for you to stand against the tyranny.
      This oppression of this this regime wont go very far.
      Keep up your good work.
      Good Luck Sir!

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      But pleae be cautious. They can even harm to your life. It is not worth getting killed by the idiots.

      If they can gun down teenage unarmed civil folks, they have no respect to anyone.

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      Dayan, you are one of the rare breeds of rational Sinhalese, but I am worried your White Van is round the corner!

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      You were part and parcel of this regime, so stop complaining !

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        Once upon a time he was, but today not.:) He has every right to see the otherway around. He was a diplomat but not belonging to any of the parties in the country. This is common to many that work for diplomatic missions. Being loyal they have to protect the state – how far they can do so – This DJ has made clear several times. I think his stand is becoming clear to the world today. Hope Tamara K would do the same together with Rajiva W. Few these can definitely move than the majority of uneducated incapable candidates in ruling bunch.

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      I disagree DJ.

      SL need NOT fight India to defeat it. There are other means of frustrating any Indian invasion no matter who is right and who is wrong.

      e.g. Why Malaysia doesn’t attack Singapore even if it have to?

      Because if they do, that endangers the Malay community in Singapore. Malaysia exerts pressure on Singapore using the Malays community. If it goes down drastically Malaysia loses its lever.

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        Why Malaysia doesn’t attack Singapore is because Singapore had a Lee Kuan Yew not a Rajapakse or JR.

        You must be living on a different world to compare Sri Lanka with Singapore. -:)

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          10000000% agree with you.

          Our people feel that we the srilankens are capable of everything.
          Specially those who have never been to abroad – the majority firmly believe that lankens are educated, have got good universitiy, highly literate in South asian region and high in every good indicators that is being used to measure the development of a country.

          But forgetting, that Lanka is run by donations, loans and other forms of aids provided by world bodies as it is the case towards the other like mind poor nations on this planet.
          Uneducated political leadership is trying to paint a picture that far from the reality – they may win the gullible, gawky locals folks but almsot every country is laughing at us today.
          After CHOGEM this will be more. This is the ground reality about our people to this day.

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        Muliyawaikkal is sitting on his brain and talking thro his ass.

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      Man is dreaming of another paripu drop. I agree, no matter what, all that he wants is 13A implemented.

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      Rajapakshe losing Dayan is like Prabakaran losing Karuna.

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        I thought you would have said losing Dayan is like Prabakaran losing Prabakaran. End of the world for MR! heeeeee

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    …..but it is over our dead bodies here in this newspaper, and of course over the dead bodies of any person in authority in this regime that a single Tamil in this country is going to be harmed so much as by a pinprick… Abeynayake’s Editorial said.

    The above is the biggest joke I have ever heard! Tamil women in the North are regularly raped by the armed forces personnel and then murdered and dumped.

    This also sounds like the zero tolerance for Tamil civilian casualties during the war.

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      It may be true…… because now they have the muslims to be dealt with.

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    Always fun when the ex-lackeys clash with the current ones. :-)

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      Ranjan:
      You are absolutely correct. Do you remember, “when thieves fall out ….”
      These two deserve each other!

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      How can RA be current one ? He has been placed their from that day on.

      Besides, now DJ should have to come with all open arguments. So far his bits have NOT revealed much. I believe this is the beginning educated ones should rally round by providing ICs with facts about the brutal rulers. SLGO is not capable of making IC folks fools though they are talented at doing so with the gulliable masses in the country.

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        Liliput -RA would have to cover up the regime right at this critical juncture of the island politics.

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      Indeed, indeed; it’s a case of the pot calling the ex-kettle black.

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      Bang on! These lackeys don’t realize that they are useful for the regime only for a short while. The regime is happy to have a few people who can speak and write in english, who are good at twisting facts, to help save face. Once their usefulness runs out, they are cast out.

      When you sell your soul to the devil you have to face the consequences too.

      Looking forward to more entertainment………………..

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    Rajpal Abeynayake is a small podiyan.

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    The sad creature in the picture is wearing a STC t-shirt. Along with Rajiva Wijesinghe I think he is one of the most pathetic fellows to come out of that esteemed institution. Editors of yore will spin in their graves at the abusive language used in this editorial.An editor worth his salt would have got the columnist, the not to famous former secretary of the Bar association, to reply to Dayan. Absolutely lack of class. Unbecoming of a Thominan and a decent human being for that matter. I hear this individual may have had most of his brain cells killed by alcohol. That would explain this behavior.

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      More Thomians Namal, Yoshitha, Rohitha, Malaka, Asanga. Shame, Shame, Shame!!

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    Nice game. Very nice game. Two friend. One at either side of the wicket. Keep batting my boys keep batting.

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    well Daily News is only good for Leela ( K A Suamasekera) and his ilk to use as the toilet paper!

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    At last we have reached a situation where dog bites dog. Bravo! Bravo!

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      what will be the next step ?

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        The next step is for MR to secure his third term, after MR secures the mantle of Common Wealth Heads. For that MR has to first drop the 13th Amendment using the 2/3rd power in the Parliament. I doubt there will be an uproar in Tamil Nadu for dropping the 13th because the Americans will handle the TN Politicians as they did during the last stages of the so called War, where none protested including the LTTE for removing all Witnesses prior to the annihilation including the UN at the behest of the Americans. This time round too, their gabs will be shut when a few $ are scattered.

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    Dayan’s superb analysis on the place of Sri Lanka in the global village he called the ‘four norths’ is a very realistic piece of work. Frogs in the well who believe in a Sri Lanka centric universe will continue to croak till the country is divided.
    Jihadi monks and myopic politicians will continue to pressure the regime towards Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism.
    This is the reason I do not read any Lake House papers now.

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      Still the obituaries column is good.

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        They are more useful with the dead than with living.

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      Srimevan SL is a Sinhala Buddhist country . Why do you dispute that . Do you dispute that UK is a British Christian country or that Malaysia , Bangala desh ,Pakistan or the middle east are Muslim Countries??????? Wake up and face reality from where ever you are.

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    What our once respected standards of journalism and the personal integrity of senior journalists/writers has come to? MR and siblings
    must be “congratulated” for the “fine” job done as he has also despatched to paralysis almost all other good aspects of governance. It is now an open road for The Family – for many years. Or so it is calculated. If Mugabe can do it, why can’t I??

    Senguttuvan

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    surely if the guy on the photo is the editor …what standards do you expect?….the photo says it all.

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    I am a reader of the Colombo Telegraph. I have read almost
    every article of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke. In most instances
    I do not agree with what he says but he has the brilliance
    to argue his case. It is for us, as CT readers, to take it
    or speak out against it. Contributors are entitled to their
    views, right or wrong!!

    I may be prejudiced about what DJ did with Varatharaja
    Perumal. However,that is another matter altogether.

    Who is this filthy scumbag called Rajpal Abeynaike, the
    punk of an Editor of the Daily News? If he is a professional
    journalist, he would have taken DJ’s arguments and made an
    attempt to demolish one by one. However, this sakkili journalist
    is of no calibre. He can be brought for just 25 cc of Old Arrack
    or a tablespoonful of Black Label.

    If one takes note of Daily News editorials, you will observe
    that this pathologically sick scoundrel always runs down his own
    colleagues. This is not only in journalism. Ask lawyers and they
    will tell you how this scrounger gate crashes their parties.

    It is only because of punks posing off as professionals that the
    Switzerland’s women of easy virtue make more money. You lose your
    passport and purse in that pursuit.

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      spot on mate i too dont agree with DJ’s stand at times but the fellow is damm brilliant in arguing

      if that damm rajpal joker had the brains then he will know to eradicate his opponents case bit by bit to shreds but alas that fellow cant do that

      As Donald G mentioned in another article Daily News is only good for adverts now as the rest of the stuff they write is utter BS same with SLBC news bulletins if you were unfortunate to tune in to listen!

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      I only read the DN for the Obituaries, and even they need to be checked!

      Well done DJ, the illiterate rabble hate and are jealous of educated and articulate people.

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    I dont know about the ‘obituaries’ being good, but still they are the most comprehensive of any newspaper. That’s why I buy it! I read the editorial last (if i read it at all) because its always absolute rubbish since this guy took over the job!

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    This is a home and home match (Blue, Black and Blue) of the Galkissa boys. Both are equally the same as when they are close to the power (and receive all the perks) they are the greatest defenders of the Power. When fallen out then they become the biggest critics. So both are hypocrites. Both could use their ability to use the pen well to either to defend or to criticise the government depending on which side one is. Both are always partial and unable to see an issue with an open mind. However, Dayan has the advantage of being more analytical as he is a trained academic. Although a Thomian, Rajpal’s upbringing is shown in the gutter language he uses. There is a Sinhala saying “Aare Guna Nare” (Hereditary traits will not go away). So even Saint Thomas could not do much to change his traits brought with his lowly birth and background.

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    The Editorial (not just this one) says more about Rajpal than DJ.

    Regret- He was from my Alma Mater, then again you do get bad apples

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    I am no fan of Dayan but this Rajpal dude sounds like a real douche-bag. At least Dayan argues his case very well and gets brick-bats from both sides of the ethnic divide but this Rajpal dude spits out venom in order to try and silence Dayan. The orders must have come from the Rajapaksa brothers.

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    Birds of a feather fight together. It is moving to see one scoundrel albeit a former regime diplomat claiming Marxist inspiration fight another donkey not as pretentious as the former.

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    Dr.Dayan,
    When you were with the government and defended the government ,the grapes were sooo sweet. Now the grapes have started to sour,because you are criticizing the government also. This is nothing new in the SL politics.When Sampanthan,Suresh and others were not supporting the tigers,they were branded as traitors and the tamil media made them rejected by the Tamils.Once they started to pretend that they are Tamil nationalists and toe the Tiger line,they have become heroes.As far as the progressive tamils are concerned they will support you.

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      Progressive Tamils are progressing in what?

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      They say “hell hath no fury than a woman scorned “? This is very well applicable to a man as well ! I ref to DJ in case anyone tries to twist this to suit their tainted theories.

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    I dont agree with Daily New or Rajpal. But have absolutely no doubt that dayan is diabolical. He needs help. It is kind of nice to see the dog fight between an open and a tacit Sinhala nationalist. dayan can also be a racist if you look deep. Perhaps Rajpal is right.

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    Shoot the messenger!

    Now I know who shot Lasantha.

    If D stands for Donkey, what does J stand for?

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    Good, Ethical journos should put the interests of the Country and improving the living standards of the inhabitants on equal footing as their top priority.
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    High Living standards of the majority prevent the corrupt, crooked and opportunistic politicians hoodwinking the public to throw Molotovs ,Rocks and thrash even the work places that provide them, their daily bread.

    That is why the West is stable and workers don’t get time off to gather at the Termini.

    Journalists who towed the Western agenda lead by the US, UK and EU also must bear a large part of the esponsiblility for the current carnage in Cairo, where over 600 protestors were butchered for electing a President through the Ballot box.

    It is rather pathetic to see the leaders of the same countrires now shedding crock tears, after setting up the showdown’

    It is even sadder to note that the same country which dropped two Nuclear ,sorry Atomic Bombs on innocents in Hir0shima and Nagasaki 68 years ago provided the weapons that killed these 600 ,innocent civilians including Burqa clad women.

    Thankfully our two main broadsheets, which used to think in the past that all Western countries and their loyal local followers smell like roses, have now put the country and its inhabitants first and expose the rifraff who work against the Nation, its current peace and haromony that the great majority enjoy.

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      K A Sumansekera please can you explain what you mean by

      “Thankfully our two main broadsheets, which used to think in the past that all Western countries and their loyal local followers smell like roses, have now put the country and its inhabitants first and expose the rifraff who work against the Nation, its current peace and haromony that the great majority enjoy”

      dont run away like a coward but please explain what you mean by the above paragraph

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      How can this Rajpal Abeynayake, another Rajapakse Kukula has a class. What does he know about Dr.Dayan Jayatillake. Whom he compare him with.

      These are the same third grade scum bug writers comparing the respectable community could be compared to his aboslute third grade rowdy master. No way.

      We all know how the Rajapakse crook got rid of all our Foreign Ministry staff who were well qualified, both academically and porfessionally matured and who were well respectable scholars who maintained their class.

      Rajapakses replaced them with bunch of absolutely unqualified, uneducated Donkeys many who even cannot give a speech in English. That’s why we lost the last three years UNHRC Geneva votes.

      Dr.Dayan has to keep on writing to the Mature and respectable community, educating them on current developments. He has to join with the noble class, academics and scholars and should have more seminars. Rajapakses have no class nor education nor academic qualifications to move with the scholars and noble. That’s why they have the inferior complex while putting up huge cutouts all over Sri Lanka to get cheap publicity.

      Also Dr.Dayan has to maintain his old contacts with the International community as MARA who does not have a class or contacts or a proper Family back ground is trying to isolate Sri Lanka from the West and to move it towards a bunch of Rogue beggers of governments who he is comfortable with. There’s a saying that Birds of feather flock together. MR has no class and he knows about it.

      Therefore We should not allow a President with No class or status and who has no values in life to Isolate Sri Lanka from International community or to silence and dictate the Educated class who are well respected in our country.

      Fools feel Guilty when the wise give wisdom.

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        Are you DJ???

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        Unfortunately the most tragic part is not what the uneducated did. Rather, it is what the boot-licking (or actually serappu-licking) done in the past four years by these educated boru-shoke diplomats.

        Now you tell me which is class and which is not!

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    Rajpal Abeynayake is a diabolical [Edited out]

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    Rajpal,

    I have always conspired Dayan a bit of a donkey, but now have to to support him from the kicks of bigger donkeys whom he recently ventured to please by using terms as “Vast Majority”. Dayan is no racist, just an opportunist.

    The political history of Dayan demonstrates how you can work with all types of donkeys – amongst people who are victims of mass memory loss. But we don’t to want to see donkeys being kicked by bigger donkeys, because both donkeys may forget this episode soon and start partying once again.

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    Don’t forget ,once upon a time this Dayan and Rajpal were in same boat.

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    Most (including journalists) coming from the school by the sea in Galkissa are opportunists. Look at GL. Then Rajpal, Dayan and his uncle NevilledeS, (I see one exception – Gamini Weerakoon) RajivaW, MalakadeS and the junior Rajapakse trio. The list is endless.

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      i don’t think dayan is a thomian..if he was he would hv bragged much about it

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    I am skeptical about DJ.
    Right about his beiing in the same boat.what made him get into the same boat in the first place?A name,a job.money,fame anything else?.He did enjoy it all.
    Never mind about his prowess in choosing a topic and writing with great
    skill.He did the same for Rajapakse when he was paddling with him.

    So what is all this excitement.He jumped the boat,floundered in the high seas looking for another boat to paddle.
    Sir,go slow.Don’t ry too hard to defend yourself.
    Put the brakes on your defence mechanism.

    Thank you

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    Stupid Rajpal cannot even stand near Dayan Jayathileka to his local & international reputation .

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      DJ is an opportunist and a time server . Let him have his minutes of fame if he so wishes .

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