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Defeating Domestic & Foreign Conspiracies Against Sri Lanka

By Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

A socialist government assumed power in this country in 1970, but nobody said that it had been brought into power through Russian or Chinese intervention. Likewise, a capitalist government assumed power in 1977, but we never said that it had been brought into power through American or British intervention. However there was foreign interference to an extent never before experienced in this country at the 2015 presidential election. Certain foreign parties began to intervene in the politics of this country in a major way after we won the war in 2009. They never thought we would be able to win that war. This intervention actually began at the 2010 presidential election but the people of this country conclusively defeated that early attempt. However the conspiracy continued till 2015. Everyone knows who prevailed on the leader of the UNP to stand aside in favour of a common candidate.

The situation that prevailed in this country following the assumption of power by the yahapalana government in 2015 was akin to having been taken over by a hostile foreign invading force. They systematically persecuted the nationalist political camp in this country. They jailed leading Buddhist monks on trumped up charges in order to intimidate the Maha Sangha which has always been at the forefront in protecting the sovereignty of this country. They went after the elephants and tuskers belonging to the temples in a major way, in order to put an end to the perahera traditions of the Buddhists.

They moved to demoralize and render ineffective our armed forces which defeated terrorism and ensured the territorial integrity of the country. Selected members of the armed forces ranging from the lowest ranks right up to the Chief of Defence Staff were arrested, kept in jail for weeks, months or years and cases were filed against them on trumped up charges. The intention behind all this was to create the impression in the minds of the local population and also to convey to the world the idea that these were not war heroes but thieves and murderers. 

Nationalist politicians were also systematically persecuted. Various Commissions of Inquiry were instituted against them. They were hauled before the police, remanded for months and cases were filed against them on false charges. All this was done with the intention of completely destroying the nationalist camp in this country and thus facilitating the division of Sri Lanka by introducing a new constitution. What they could not achieve through war, they tried to achieve through political manoeuvres.

These plans could not be implemented in their entirety because we won the 2019 November presidential elections. However domestic and foreign conspirators have not yet given up. Everyone saw the drama that was orchestrated within days of the new President assuming office alleging that a local employee of a Western embassy had been abducted and questioned. That showed that these conspirators were not willing to give the new dispensation any breathing space. 

The main pledges given by the yahapalana conspirators to their foreign masters were contained in resolution 30/1 which the yahapalana government co-sponsored in the UN Human Rights Council in October 2015. They admitted that the Sri Lankan armed forces had committed war crimes, and they pledged to establish a special court to try those war crimes with the participation of foreign judges and prosecutors. They also undertook to remove through administrative means, members of the armed forces who were suspected of having committed war crimes even in the absence of evidence against them which can be used in courts. The intent behind all this was to demoralise and render ineffective the armed forces of Sri Lanka.

Even though the yahapalana government was not able to implement these pledges in the manner originally intended, they have introduced new laws to implement them by other means. In August 2016, the Office of Missing Persons Act was rammed through Parliament without leaving room for any debate. Though it’s described as an ‘office’, this is actually an inquisitorial body that can issue summons, examine witnesses, and collect evidence. Officers of the OMP can search without a warrant any armed forces installation, police station, or prison and take into their possession any document or thing they deem necessary. All state bodies including the intelligence agencies and the armed forces are legally bound to cooperate with the OMP even in contravention of the provisions of the State Secrets Act.  

In March 2018, the yahapalana government passed Act No: 5 of 2018 in order to make the provisions of the International Convention Against Enforced Disappearances applicable in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this was not to faciliatate the location of disappeared persons, but to persecute members of the armed forces. Under this law, a person suspected of being responsible for an enforced dissappearance in Sri Lanka can be extradited to a foreign country and either tried in that country or handed over to the International Criminal Court. 

In August 2018 the yahapalana government passed an amendment to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act which will enable a foreign country or the International Criminal Court to locate suspects or witnesses in Sri Lanka or to obtain evidence they need from Sri Lanka.  The UN Human Rights Commissioner has already requested Western countries to institute legal action in their respective countries against members of the Sri Lankan armed forces suspected of war crimes under the concept of universal jurisdiction. 

If the yahapalana cabal had won the 2019 presidential election, they would have implemented all this and finished off Sri Lanka. We need a very strong mandate at this election to conclusively defeat these conspiracies. You will recall that at the end of 2018 when the yahapalana government began to break up, diplomats of certain Western embasies sat in the visitor’s gallery in Parliament and applauded and cheered the yahapalana Speaker’s efforts to protect their investment. We must bear in mind that even though the conspirators lost the presidential election, they have not given up their quest. 

My request to the people of Sri Lanka is to always have the broader picture in mind when it comes to politics. Given the threats we are up against, we will be destroyed if we fail to distinguish between what is politically important and politically unimportant. Various things can be said about the question whether social distancing was observed in the proper manner at Mr Arumugam Thondaman’s funeral or whether someone had been guilty of fixing a cricket match back in 2011. However these are not politically important matters.

The biggest problem that we had to face after President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa came into power was the Covid-19 pandemic. What is politically important is whether that major issue was handled competently. I wish to state that we are right on top in the world in controlling Covid-19. Even New Zealand is behind us. Countries like Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan learnt how to contain pandemics like Covid-19 through the bitter experience of the SARS pandemic of 2003. 

We have managed to bring Covid-19 under control in this manner without much experience with such diseases. As of now the only possibility of another Covid-19 outbreak in this country will be if an infected person coming from overseas somehow finds his way into the general population. If the yahapalana cabal had been in power, would they have been able to bring Covid-19 under control in this manner? If we are able to distinguish what is important from what is unimportant, and always have the broader picture in mind, our people will always be the winners.

We saw the manner in which the yahapalana cabal made a hue and cry about a comment made by Karuna Amman to the effect that he had been responsible for the deaths of thousands of soldiers in attacks on army camps when he was in the LTTE. This shows how easy it is to obscure the broader picture by bringing other issues to the fore. After I became President in November 2005, we destroyed the LTTE completely. Because he had by that time given up both terrorism and separatism and surrendered to military intelligence, Karuna was not destroyed along with the LTTE. It was Karuna who formally identified Prabhakaran’s dead body for us.

If we look at the doings of those who are asking the people to vote for the yahapalana camp because of what Karuna said, some interesting facts emerge. Those now in the yahapalana camp gave lorry loads of weapons and gunny bags full of cash to the LTTE in 1989 in a foolish attempt to win them over. For years afterwards, the LTTE attacked us with our own weapons. In 2002, the yahapalana camp virtually ceded the Northern and Eastern provinces to Prabhakaran through the ceasefire agreement. The yahapalana government drafted a new constitution to divide the country. Then they incorporated the conceptual framework of that constitution in their 2019 presidential election manifesto as well.

From the time Karuna Amman was murdering people, and after he had given up doing so,  and right up to the present day, what has been right at the top of the yahapalana agenda has been the division of this country. Karuna may have given up murdering people, but the yahapalana cabal has not given up trying to divide the country. That is what we have to realise here. In any case, the CID is carrying out an investigation into what Karuna said. If we allow ourselves to be distracted and forget the broader picture even for a moment, the consequences could be disastrous. That is why I always stress the importance of the broader picture.

If people cast their votes on the basis of various minor distractions, we will lose everything, our country, our nationhood, our religion, our culture and the future of unborn generations. The people should always ask themselves who can rule this country effectively, ensure economic development, eliminate terrorism and ensure the security of the nation? Who can safeguard democracy by holding elections on time? Who can build a Sri Lanka where future generations will be able to live freely and be proud of? I need not spell it out, every Sri Lankan knows the answer to those questions.   

Thank you,

May the blessings of the Triple Gem be upon you, God bless you.

*Translation of the speech made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday 28 June on “Defeating domestic and foreign conspiracies against Sri Lanka”

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    Dear Mahinda Liar,
    When I started to read your article or speech I realised that it is election time you will again come up with targeting poor innocent Sinhalese Buddhist voters through your lies. The international intervention did not come in 2015 election but it came to this island more than 500 years ago with the European invasion. If you look at properly every citizen of this country is influenced by the westernised culture not by Buddhist culture or Hindu culture. DS Senanayake family, SWRD Family, Jeyawardena family, and Rajapaksa family all were product of western culture but you all decided to cheat Sinhala Buddhist voters pretended as saviours of Buddhism and this island brought racism into politics and left oriented communism (China) and Leninism (Russia) into this country. Through removal of citizenship of Indian origin Tamils, interference of India came to this country. JVP extremism by discriminated poor low income unemployed Buddhist Sinhala youths into this country is a product of Russian intervention or influence. Discriminination of Tamil youth took extremism was a product of Indian intervention. Organised terror against Tamils in 1983 and extremism of Tamil youths brought international and regional intervention and in 2009, your government defeated LTTE with the intervention of Indian army, Chinese weapons, Pakistan airforce, and US military assistance. After 2009, part of this country sold to China.

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      There are no foreign conspiracies but the only one existing is public secret to all

      That is nobody else’s yours – to stay in power until your fake prince be passed thrown. I believe in miracles, people are not stupidier as appeared to be. Wait and see…. divine forces work together with goodies to marginalize HIGH criminals incl you out of people’s sights dawning a blessing era for all.
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      Namal Baby is alledged criminal to eyes of significant portions of the society, so as your high crimes are though known, impunity towards your criminal family works to the letter, so called war victory fairy tales are not gone out of the gullible mind set of the island nation.
      :
      Over 70% of the people live in rural areas of the island. Most of them, if you would interview, for an opinion poll, the outcome would be ” the leader who saved the country would be the answer”:

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        Let me correct it until crown is passed to your fake PRINCE Namal Baby.
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          Mr Premier,
          .
          You have been very successful with containment of COVID spread within the country…. all these are according to YOUR media coverages.
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          But EU has not included srilanke for the list of 50 good countries to allow them visa.
          :
          http://www.sundaytimes.lk/200628/news/despite-better-covid-record-eu-keeps-lanka-out-of-visa-list-407776.html

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            The biggest problem that we had to face after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came into power was the Covid-19 pandemic

            Brother deliberately ignored closing down the ONE SINGLE ENTRY to island as of end of Feb 2020, had they closed down BIA then, the spread of COVID would have been adjusted and be part of the countries that did the job well.
            .
            We have managed to bring Covid-19 under control in this manner without much experience with such diseases

            You failed to manage it that is why EU decided not to allow VISA for srilankens during this COVID period. Please read article below:
            http://www.sundaytimes.lk/200628/news/despite-better-covid-record-eu-keeps-lanka-out-of-visa-list-407776.html-

            We must bear in mind that even though the conspirators lost the presidential election, they have not given up their quest

            WHAT KIND OF CONSPIRATORs ? ONLY CONSPIRATOR we see is YOU YOURSELF in order to mislead the nation and grab power for your SON Namal Baby to allow come to power right ?

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        You had 2/3 mandate until 2015, you could do all good the nation .. but what you did was…
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        1) Using that Mandate made your bastard son a lawyer (all the prima facie evidence is available Namals degree is gained through bribes

        2)Using that mandate what you did was… sacked former CJ Dr SB within 24 hours
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        3) Using that mandate your adminsitration killed innocient people that protested for getting some water to drink – Rathupaswala

        4)Remember how your brother – INCUMBENT president ordered to shoot unarmed prisoners… and over 23 prisoners were gunned down to the manner Duterte killed Drug consumers in their cities in Philiphines.
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        5) With the MANDATE you became an another MUGABE and you became wealthier. while sucking the blood of the poor… without any shame.

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      So Mahinda Maama is in damage control this time. It’s very revealing that the great Redeemer takes note of such things as Thondaman’s funeral and Karuna’s confession. Are things starting to fall apart despite Derana, Hiru, etc?

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        “in 2009, your government defeated LTTE with the intervention of Indian army,” Now, that’s one hell of an earth-shattering revelation direct from the horse’s mouth. So it wasn’t the 300,000 ranaviruwos that did the job?
        Dear Mr.Modi must be even now ordering RAW to issue stout denials.

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          OC
          I can share the laugh with you.
          But it will take more than a few faux pas to have an impact, especially with both the UNP and ex UNP in disorder.
          *
          RAW cannot save Modi the embarrassment as it is only for cloak-and-dagger operations. So it has to be South Block, RAW’s more respectable rival.

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            A Freudian slip, perhaps?

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            OC/SJ

            You are quoting froma previous poster Ajith’s words. There is no reference in the original article to Indian Army.

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              Agnos,
              You are right. My mix-up.

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              Agnos
              Thanks.
              I was merely responding to OC’s rather amusing remark.

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      A
      What have you against India?
      Why do you dilute its glory in fighting the LTTE by lumping it with China and Pakistan which were mere arms suppliers like much of Europe?

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        Agnos

        SJ types “Why do you dilute its glory in fighting the LTTE by lumping it with China and Pakistan which were mere arms suppliers like much of Europe?”

        I suppose SJ wants Tamils to love China and Pakistan because both were mere arms suppliers like much of Europe unlike the Hindians who fought the Tamils and killed many. Next he might suggest Tamils fight the Hindians along with Chinamean and Pakistan because he wants to see the end of Hindian Hindu Hegemony, and redraw Colonial boundaries.

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      Ajith,
      “Dear Mahinda Liar,”

      Mahinda Rajapakshe is not a liar. It was Tamil Diaspora that fabricated lies and carried out a vicious and dirty propaganda campaign against Sri Lanka, the Government of Sri Lanka and Sinhala people all over the world to get sympathy from the International community.
      Let me tell one of my experiences. At a seminar held in an academic Institution in The Netherlands, the Tamil speaker showed a photo of a man hanging from hooks and said this is how the Sri Lankan Army is torturing Tamils. When I checked the photo, I realized that it was a photo of a Tamil devotee hanging from hooks probably at Kataragama. After I revealed the truth the speaker became speechless.

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      Ajith!
      What you say is right. But you have missed one point ie. Now arrangements are afoot to hand over part of Srilanka to USA under the guise of MCC.
      ‘It appears that the Sinhala governments do not hesitate to hand over parts of Srilanka to foreigners, but they are deadly against sharing power with the Tamils under federal set up. Wonder why?

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      Whatever Pacharala would utter, the facts about the country ahead of the months would be.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Am_3CmVisY
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      I dont think our people are stupdier than appeared to be.
      :
      Right a tth emoment, leaders like Trump would not bring anything. This should be very clear to the people.

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      When bufferloes become leaders, how can we expect the work like lions ? This is what what my granny would question if she knew that Rajapakshe mafia has ruined this country to the manner a patient down with a deadly cancer would feel it.
      :
      Shameless politicians being intoxicated by POWER- they just play with the lives of the poor people in this country.

      How can we ever rely on DIVINE forces when looking at the manner how PEOPLE have now been caught by JUNTA rule.

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    Here we go again

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    Dear Mr Prime Minister
    I always find your articles most amusing but, seriously, who are you kidding? You don’t need to convince your die hard support base but I suppose you are worried about the 2/3 mandate & targeting those on the fence, reminding them of your glorious past achievements to make SL ‘a country like no other’ once again. As for sceptics like me, it’s utter BS, even Goebbels would be proud of.
    For instance, ”………jailed leading Buddhist monks on trumped up charges (???) in order to intimidate the Maha Sangha which has always been at the forefront in protecting the sovereignty of this country…”. In my understanding, religious leaders are only expected to provide spiritual guidance but, if the maha sanga want to protect the country as well, they are welcome to their patriotic duty after leaving robes because, if I am not mistaken, the purpose of becoming a monk is to leave behind the materiel life, therefore, dabbling in politics is unbecoming of a Buddhist monk. As for ”…..Selected members of the armed forces ranging from the lowest ranks right up to the Chief of Defence Staff were arrested…”, which is probably why a wrong was corrected when a foot soldier convicted of killing civilians, including children, was pardoned recently. Are you admitting that our judicial system is flawed?

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      Raj-UK,
      Monks who are dabbling in politics are better than Tamil Chries teen clergy and Hind Doo Poosaris who openly supported Tamil terrorists that slaughtered Sinhalayo for three decades. We have collected the names of those clergy and Poosaris who supported Tamil terrorists. Those names will be released in a publication we are preparing entitled ‘You Heard Tamil Propaganda; Now Hear the Truth’ targeting the International Community.

      “if I am not mistaken, the purpose of becoming a monk is to leave behind the materiel life, therefore, dabbling in politics is unbecoming of a Buddhist monk.”

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        Eagle Eye

        In times of war & conflicts, religious leaders have protected their flock. During the 2nd world war, some churches have been a refuge & provided assistance to those facing prosecution due their faiths or race, as well as, partisans fighting for freedom but stopped short of contributing to violence. It was the same with Buddhist monks in Vietnam, Cambodia, etc protecting villagers from the Vietcong. Tibetan monks were murdered by the Chinese but their protests were non violent but thugs like Gnanasara are just criminals dressed in robes. Apart from Gnanasara, I am unaware of any Buddhist monk who has been jailed with ‘trumped up’ charges as alleged by MR. Apart from inciting violence & hate speech, which are against the law in developed countries, Gnanasara had the audacity (or stupidity) to intimidate witnesses, & even the judge, openly in court &, deservedly, was sent to prison, only to be pardoned by a useless President playing to the gallery.

        It seems that in SL, becoming a Buddhist monk is an occupation for many & not because giving up the materiel life in the belief of ending sansara or fulfilment through a pious life. I understand there are over 200 rules for monks laid down by Buddha which monks in SL may not be aware of & people like you are mixing Buddhism & the Sinhala race, which is being exploited by self serving politicians.

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      Raj-UK,
      Buddhist Monks started playing a role in protecting the country which is within the purview of politics when ‘Para’ Dravidian invaders from Hindusthan who invaded Sinhale 52 times killed Sinhalayo and Buddhist monks and burnt down Sinhala settlements in the North and East where Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Kingdoms existed forcing Sinhalayo to retreat to safer areas.
      During colonial rule, Buddhist monks played a role against colonial rulers who oppressed and killed Sinhala Buddhists. Several Buddhist monks faced firing squads of Brits.
      During Tamil terrorism, Buddhist monks held the fort in frontier villages undergoing enormous hardships. Several Buddhist monks in North and East were brutally killed by Tamil terrorists.
      Even now Monks who reside in temples in North and East play a vital role in protecting Sinhala Buddhist heritage sites from ‘Paradeshis’ who vandalize them and encroach temple land.
      Because of the role played by Buddhist monks in protecting the country from foreign and domestic enemies in addition to performing their religious duties, they became a ‘Pain in the Neck’ of Demala invaders, colonial rulers, separatist Demala politicians, Wahabi Muslim extremists and neo-colonial forces who want to convert this country to one their colonies to maintain their hegemony.

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        Eagle,
        If these so-called colonial parasites hadn’t turned up, you yourself would have been a Muslim, because the Muslims had come down to South India. The Portuguese stopped them getting further. Still, I think as Muslims, your ancestors wouldn’t have had problems with the Sangha, because it wouldn’t exist. So be careful what you wish for.

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    Dear PM,
    I’ve two critical points to ponder regarding (your) article.

    1. This article seems to have been written by a third party who do not seem to fully understand your thinking, thus the apparent errors in judgement from your perspective. If one is to argue about the content of the article, ( you) are contradicting yourself ideologically in several occasions. I shall not highlight them since it it for you and your knowledged team of writers to figure out.

    2. The concluding factors does not converge with the stated thinking of the present president, or the SLPP, which would be a negative factor with anyone reading thru this article. Either you are in combat mode with your own brother or the third party penning this article is insensitive to the “cold war”.
    I hope I’ve expressed myself in full detail.

    Cheers !

  • 5
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    Three paragraphs devoted to Karuna Amman!
    He is doing well. I mean Karuna Amman

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    ‘…. What they could not achieve through war, they tried to achieve through political manoeuvres’.
    What I understand out of this nonsense is that ‘they’ were at war with SL and failed! Up until now I was thinking that ‘they’ were on your side during the war. How did I go so wrong!

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    The best way to defeat domestic and foreign conspiracies is , to seek two
    year debt relief from world lending agencies ?

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    Mr. PM: Please don’t be so “UNGRETEFULL” to the two Leaders of the “Yahapalanaya”. Both of them, Mr. Sirisena and Mr. Ranil W saw to that, neither you nor all of your, “Goons” would be brought to book, in spite of the “Findings” well documented by a series of “Presidential Commissions”. However, it was a “Miracle” to have your “Secretary” and another “Accomplice” were brought before courts and convicted. Now under your “Stewardship”, that too could be “Overturned” after the elections, because the date for the “Appeal” hearing has been postponed to date following August 5th. Look back, to the “Yaha[alanaya” era, you are sure to find ways and reasons to be very grateful for those in that administration. If not for “THEM” you and your “Goons” would never have lived to make speeches of the type published above. I have to remind you, you being a “Buddhist”, there is one teaching called “Ditta Dahamma Vedaniya Karma”. Also, there is another teaching called “Chuthi Chitta” in that, some or all of the “Sins” committed during this life span “Spring” in the sub-conscious mind and that determines your “After Life”. So be “Aware” and “Beware”.

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    Foreigners are notred voting people of this country are voting, The past president maithri shifted parties to do so he had so many says 1, to fight corruption He said in his speech, 2, reconciliation and growing sectarian violence

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    This Megalomaniac Did Not I Repeat Did Not Write This, he is a product and a Prodige of the Racist SWRD Bandaranayake’s Suya Basa Legislation. How do I know this? I’ve watched almost all of his “English Televised Interviews. ” I detest and hate this man so much he is almost a part of me. That said I shall proceed to continue with my comment to address my fellow readers of this pathetic and racist posting.

    This forthcoming Parliamentary Election on the 5th of August, 2020 is a watershed moment in this “Bloodied Island’s History!!!” I’d call it a defining moment. When one finds oneself in such a situation you yourself can define that moment or just sit back and let the moment define itself and define you as well.

    Please reevaluate your thinking. Particularly the North and East of this Bloodied Nation. Keep This Idiot off the Prime Minister’s Chair. You only have one viable leader who is respected by the Sinhala Masses and most of the Tamil speaking population all over the world. Citizens of Sri Lanka If this Megalomaniac is elected as the prime minister there will be Rajapaksha Puras all over this Bloodied Land. Mother Lanka Was Raped and Pillaged by this Bastard family. Don’t let them do it again.

    Send the saffron cloaked racists back to the temples they have no right meddling in our lands political affairs.

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      Rampshang,
      This country Sinhale which is the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo was converted to a pool of blood by LTTE Tamil terrorists who wanted to grab a piece of land to create a separate State for the descendants of Dravida indentured labor brought by colonial parasites to Yapanaya. Rajapakshes liberated the people in this country from Tamil terrorists led by megalomaniac Piripakaran who slaughtered people for three decades.

      “If this Megalomaniac is elected as the prime minister there will be Rajapaksha Puras all over this Bloodied Land. Mother Lanka Was Raped and Pillaged by this Bastard family. Don’t let them do it again.”

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        You Sir/Madm,
        You’re no eagle-eye, for you are tunnel visioned. Terrorism takes many forms and do you know when terrorism started in Ceylon as it was called then and continued unabatedly, when the name was changed to Sri Lanka. Prabakaran was a product of the system. You’re a stupid novice spewing words out without knowing the gravity of those words. Please come out of your racist thinking and imagine a land of unity, where the diversity is looked up on as a strength. I could call you many names, but I shall refrain.

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          Rampshang,
          If Sinhalayo are racists they could have chased out all the Demala people brought by colonial parasites. Burma and few African countries did that. Sinhalayo gave citizenship to the Demala people who were abandoned in Sinhale by colonial parasites.
          Sinhalayo have no problem with diversity within a Unitary State. Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo who are Native people in this country cannot and will not allow ‘Paradesi’ people to break their country into pieces.
          It is racist Wellar politicians who are against it. They started the separatist movement even this country became Independent. In 1940s they smuggled arms from India to fight with Sinhalayo. Still they have not abandoned their aim.
          At a meeting held in 2012 in Madakalapuwa, Sambandan who is an architect of Wadukkodei (Batakotte) resolution to create a separate State for Tamils who are of Indian origin and asked Tamil youths to take arms for that had told:
          “Although the issue at hand is the same, the prevailing conditions are different. The struggle is the same, but the approaches we employ are different. Our aim is the same, but our strategies are different. The players are the same, but the alliances are different. That is the nature of the Tamil people. Although we still have the same aim, the methods we use are now different.”

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    MR’s main concern these days is not defeating foreign or domestic conspiracies because he knows very well there’s none of that sort, none is conspiring against us. It is like “MCC Billa” story. His main focus is how to handle the family circle conspiracy. Now everyone close to them knows the battle between MR and GR. MR wants GR to be a puppet until Namal gets qualified. Close associates say Shiranthi too is very jealous of Ayoma’s popularity due to her simplicity. She is not a carol cart. MR is getting very nervous of GR”s popularity. Now Pohottuwa thugs too have divided, and the blame game has started. Insiders say because MR is getting old and lacking in physical strength, he gets very angry. Apparently now his number one opponent is GR, because he thinks he gave everything to GR; power, money etc. He has told with a close confidant “I gave everything to him, if not still he would have riding public busses in LA with his backpack on his shoulders, and now he thinks he is Diyasena Kumaraya who came to save the country; and if this goes too much, I will put him in his right place”.

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      Guruge,
      With the kind of information you have managed to get about inner circle of Rajapakshe family, it looks like you have placed a mole.

      You guys can utter all this BS. Rajapakshe family worked together to eliminate Tamil terrorists. They will also work together to pull this country out of the mess created by ‘Jadapalana’ dong kees and the impact of COVID-19. Don’t get jealous.

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        EagleEye,
        Uninhibited loose talk is a human trait. How do you think the information about last battle with LTTE got to Human Rights people? Were the Human Rights people in the battle field with the army? How do the photographs of naked women, Prabhakaran’s young son’s (live and bullet riddled), and tortured (after surrendered) Tamil bodies went to International committees? Moles are everywhere. I don’t know it is a good or a bad thing, maybe a way of Nature to balance the world. If not dictators like Hitler, Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, and their progeny would have run the world forever. There no permanent secrets. Some people, who work for those VIPs, hate them immensely. They see the illegal, unethical, corrupt deeds those VIPs and their families do. When they get a chance, they leak the information. By doing that they feel guiltless. Don’t assume all around them are fools with BIRD BRAINS. Defeating LTTE is not a Rajapakse family business. None from that family got injured, or killed. But many Political leaders, military personnel from top to bottom, got killed and injured. When the war ended, the President was MR, that’s it. Ending it was a collective effort by many.

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    Hanuman again on the shy tail’s cotton ball soaked in oil and set fire. Anything is possible for coming three, four months in Lankawe. This man threatened Sampanthar in 2011 with pogrom over Tamils if he went to Geneva. He directly physically threatened Sampanthar to stop agitating for political solution. Though it surprises the readers this statement, a direct attack on a specific country, yet this is not a new technique in Lankawe’s politics, which have used racism as its prime focal point of the country in all elections from 1947. After racism, with sovereignty targeting Privy Council of UK, Indian peacekeeping force; with fake socialism targeting the estate industry, British trading organization, Rice from Moon; and lately Commission and crimes have been side menus in Lankawe elections. Another interesting point in Lankawe elections is Sinhala Buddhists vote for opposition party (anti-incumbent); oppositions parties leads in lying, spewing intense poisonous, venoms on opponents & minorities and of cause leads in setting fire for racial riots and pogroms. Lankawe oppositions always contented, whether they, win or lose, they need not to take responsibility for these severely destructive deeds. In Democracy, what way the citizens are, that is the way rulers are. Sinhala Intellectual Modayas, try their best to match the Sinhala Buddhist Biryani mass.

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    After 1970’s JVP’s rebels, in which Siri Ma o brought in Russia and NK to start the revolution and brought in India to subdue it, the foreign countries involvement started. The unusual deal batter deal of Rice- Rubber has altered USA for long. China showed its open interest in Lankawe by BMICH. Mrs. Gandhi tried to thaw it with Katchatheevu. Tamils have been seeking India’s umbrella to cover government’s terrorism called annual pogrom events. 1989, Vaalaiththodam Sr targeted India, as to deviate from JR’s policies. India was here on failed attempt to bridge peace and to impose a solution (13A) between the warring parties. 2009, Government used 32 nations to defeat Tamils freedom war. Israel, Pakistan, India, China, America, British troops were photographed many times inside Lankawe actively involved in Training military, flying war planes, surveying landscapes for army‘s target palings. After war, in 2010 and 2015 elections, SLFP ministers released stories of largely framed about American ships in Indian Ocean, and American planes in Colombo airport to Save Leader Pirapaharan and assist LTTE. Now media is saying that there is cold war between Old and King. So to win upper hand from Sinhala Buddhists, Old King released this renews anti American, Anti Tamils statement. Media is reporting Ali Sabra has gained a substantial gain in restoring Muslims leaders’ politics in Slap Party. (Muslim Mass didn’t vote for Royal, in contrast to their leaders and writers consultation, in last two election)

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    Believe it or no, this speech is not about just the matters mentioned here (1. Karuna, 2. America) but not mentioned matters too, like Mangala’s & others resignation, Army being deployed in civil service………. .. We cannot explain Mangala’s resignation. All we know is he didn’t explain for public that matter. That is very unusual for a politician who has not quit politics, but unwilling to explain him for quitting election. UNP Ex ministers and MPs are saying that whether SJB is wining or not, but Vaalaiththodam Junior wants PM position. Only way that is possible is “SJB-Slap Party” unity government. King can give more minister posts to Slap Party and PM position to SJB. Almost all Media are guessing that Ranil has some kind of deals with King. Speculation started when King was waiting in Singapore Hospital for some reasons. That time King was only a Paradesi with no country citizenship either. Ranil was the PM of the country. But Ranil took time off and went to see him in Singapore. On the other side, even long before Thero De Silva wrote many uplifting essays in CT about Royal family, there were speculation of drifts between King and Old King. In today’s news Ponny has confirmed this fissure connection some events took place at the royal Palace. So Old King Bravely launching his anti-American and anti-Tamil campaign here. He is mixing carbon (Tamils) and Sulphur (U.S.) to nitrate to ignite the election campaign.

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    Last month, Kamal Gunaratnam beat up Communist Demulu Gunaratnam in front of US embassy blaming the Demulu was trying to teach a lesson to America. That was an order from King to Kamal. That tells King is not as anti-America as Colombo media is portraying. Now Old King is on his anti-American election propaganda. Here is no new puzzle; anybody can solve, because for long media had been predicting King standing for EP election was completely unacceptable to Old King, because to avoid only circumstances like this. But it has come, unavoidably, to Old king. So he is pitching on Anti-American, Anti-Tamil and secretly against his opposition party competitors, specifically, Ranil & Vaalaiththodam Jr too.
    Old King’s this campaign mode is clearly telling about the competition, within the three, Vaalaiththodam, Ranil and he, who will stand ahead for PM position, if Slap Party wins with or without 2/3. If Slap Party gets 2/3, to reduce internal family friction, King may appoint Son Prince or Younger Bother Prince as PM and Old King as speaker. Old Beauty Queen’s support may not go with the 1st Choice, so son prince has more chance. If no 2/3 and King has to decide on Vaalaiththodam, Old King still get only speaker position. But anything is only King’s decision, after the election. Military has been deployed in for backup any of his maneuvers.

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    Though, we yet to have to see any comment on this statement from Ranil, Sam-Sum Company, Vaalaiththodam Jr, like big heads, but JVP and other small heads are already butting Old King for the explanation of this statement which is talking about a country. Karuna Amman’s comments attracted many calls from Bald Heads and SinhaLE Gemunu warrior Groups. Ranil replied to that, but was mainly about his private love affairs with Karuna. But, Old King’s immediate response to Bald heads’ call to prosecute Karuna was “a brave leader will face any problems”. It sounded like he was responding that to an internal quarrel (with in War Hero Royals) about Slap Leaders comments on Kaurna’s comment. Though Ranil is braking his techniques with Karuna, Old King pulled Karuna to SLFP (with another 65 UNP MPs) out of UNP with massive offers in many kinds. So Old King’s purpose, here appears to be he wants to show the public that Gemunu is a stronger leader than brother Satatissa, so the Sinhala Buddhist should handover the power to him, from Sattatissa.

    Jan 2015, Old King ran out of Temple Tree house, fearing of American Military invading. His AG, CDF, IGP and CJ who all were with him on that night could not strengthen or embolden him to hang around. Ranil saved his butt by going there by 4:00 AM, Promising him and his family’s safety.

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    But to this hurricane Old may not have source to stand up. Yesterday M.A. Sumanthiran, PC said that Lankawe is about to see a historically unseen dictatorship. Two weeks ago media reported that Old King needed Tamils and Muslims in their camp to get the 2/3, which he meant needed to a constitutional solution. Sampanthar said he will support government even from opposition, for constitutional change and other important matters to country. Ali Sabre PC has told Slap Party will be wining with 2/3, so Muslims should work with the winning party and get all those they missed. UNP ex Ministers forecasting Hakeem clan to move to Slap Party after election. “Thousand UNP members moved to Slap Party” is in todays’ news. Old King has given this new trend to his campaign, in the light of Mangala’s and many others resignation from SJB. No EP removal or constitutional change for Tamils problems in manifestos of anybody. But New King joined Old King in 2018 Local election and put forward a campaign “Do you want one Country or you want two countries”. That slogan won more than 2/3 in LC’s for Royals. So Old King is revving the divisive Nationalism again to win this election too, over King.

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