27 October, 2020

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Defence Ministry Slams Supreme Court; Cheats Displaced People With SC approval

Hundreds of displaced persons who were forcibly evicted from their own houses in Mews Street, in Slave Island  were seen weeping in the Supreme Court premises when the Urban Development Authority and Attorney General informed court that they cannot  grant alternative housing as promised previously, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Pieris and Gotabaya

Pieris and Gotabaya

Over 30 houses belonging to Muslims and Tamils were destroyed by the Military evicting the owners in order to establish a high profile school for the children for the Military Officers (not solders) in Colombo 2.

When the owners filed a case in the Supreme Court   three  years ago, the UDA undertook to build alternative accommodation in an identified location in Dematagoda. The Attorney General had also agreed to ensure that the evicted people from Mews Street would be given houses at the new housing complex in Dematagoda.

It was revealed today in Court however that those new houses in Dematagoda  had been distributed among the supporters of Thilanga Sumathipala MP who are living in Borella, and few other selected government supporters on a list prepared by the Defence Ministry,  to coincide with the Birthday of the President. The complex known as Mihindu Senpura was opened with much fanfare at Dematagoda on 18 November, by the President, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mayor of Colombo AJM Muzammil. At the ceremony the President claimed that the housing units had been distributed among Colombo’s former shanty dwellers without considering party affiliations.

Colombo Telegraph learns further that the Defence Secretary has indicated that the petitioners in those cases will not be given houses, despite the Court order.

UDA officials who are helpless informed the petitioners that they were at risk of losing their jobs if they honoured the court order and said they were compelled to follow instructions from the Defence Secretary.

When the matter came up before court today, the De facto CJ Mohan Pieris did not want to deal with the officials of the UDA for contempt or to enforce the previous undertakings/orders of Court, and further suggested another alternative housing proposal. He also gave  a clear message to the public that the Defence Authorities were more superior to the Supreme Court under his leadership.  It is also revealed that at the time of the demolition of Mews Street houses, Mohan Pieris was an adviser to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development which justified the displacements.

Around 500 displaced persons from all parts of Colombo met thereafter  and were seen in state of shock and disbelief. They informed the Colombo Telegraph that they have no faith in any Supreme Court order or undertakings given by UDA officials in any court of law.

The ongoing evictions in the city of Colombo are widely seen as an attempt by the Rajapaksa regime to change the ethnic demographic composition in the capital in order to displace large blocs of minority voters that traditionally form part of the UNP vote base. The eviction campaign has continued consistently throughout the city with barely any resistance or opposition from the United National Party whose electoral fortunes will be directly affected by the systematic evictions.

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    Rajapaksa family think that they going to live another 1000 years on earth.
    Power made them completely blind. They have forgotten that there is a thing called KARMA.
    Its going to strike them so badly sooner or later.

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      It is like wrong soldier took the sword. So, failure lies on the STUPID general public.
      I have the feeling that many would respect RW in coming weeks, months….
      Any lanken politician who would put an end to a deplorable state of affairs are the real patriots.

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        With the Rajapussas ,even if there are a billion human rights fighters they would not care two hoots ,they think Sri lanka is their sole property,and only they can own it.Jesus Christ is to come soon .The goat does not need to go to the Pope.

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          “Shock and Awe” is what is needed now, nothing else will work with these thick skinned buffaloes from Hambantota.

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            How about the buffaloes from Jaffna

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              There are no buffaloes in Jaffna stupid. Plenty in the south.

            • 0
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              After they sent You, who was the only Buffalo was bulling people there in Jaffna,

              there are no more Buffalos in Jaffna.
              NO nasty smell also.
              they the Jaffnaits are lucky now, getting rid of YOU the Nasty Buffalo.

    • 4
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      The sight of these two “Devout Buddhists”, like hand and glove, in immaculate white, makes me want to disown the great, humane religion I was born into.

      Cheers!

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        Ben

        Get your facts right before dragging religion into every topic. The CJ is not a Buddhist .

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          Sarath,

          Sorry. I forgot. Corruption, cronism & brutality has no religious boundaries.

          Cheers!

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          Sarath, sorry for you mate.
          Please you dont drag religion into a comment.
          Read the Comment again. It has a depth.
          ‘Two Devout Buddhists’ doesnt mean gragging or
          degrading a religion.
          Dont we know this CJ well! We all know who and what he is/was.

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            Pandukabaya (?)

            The comment “two devout buddhists” – is obviously dragging religion
            into the topic ,notwithstanding the fact that when one of them is a devout catholic , quite misleading.

            Ben to his credit , has admitted his mistake . Why are you getting your knickers in a knot – moron !

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              All buddhists are the same. Thise bastards in Burma also buddhist monks killing the Muslims. First of all buddhism isn’t even a religion. And definitely buddha didn’t teach you to behave in this manner. I heard buddha was a man if peace. You buddhists made buddha look like the Satan.

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        Too late. You own or disown is going to change any thing – Read Mahinder Chindanaya

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      I wish and pray the whole family of Rajapassa with this chronic CJ go to hell asap. This is the worst CJ we have had in our history. He has beaten Sarath Silva the political stooge.
      The next UNP Govt must punish these unlawful people with behind bars for life and some in electric chairs.

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        but bottom line is he falls to ” apeminiha category”. I thought our people would never elect PREMADASAs again. Now Rajapakses have gone far beyond PREMADASA style… STILL people like Rajapakshe^s kiribath ?????????????

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      Any demolition should take place only after new houses are given to people, if not it’s crime against humanity & God will punish, without any doubt.

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      Coming colour is not good for the regime.

      These are newly created problems towards the humanity by them.

      This time, it is from COLOMBO people, not from TAMILS. So IC should realize that ruling thugs in SL are just jokers when it goes lawful issues.

      CJ is the most abusive hand picked killer by MR.

      We are slowly nearing to get MR co. BEFORE the international courts…
      wait and see how it would work after March 2014. Just 3 more months to go.

      The day these thugs are openly convicted – the day LANKEN would feel DAWN PEACEFUL ERA.This man is multiple times worst than PREMADASA in 80ties.

      Who is not against this Regime today…. ?
      Silence masses are growing – exceeding to 50% of populace now

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      Why is the WORLD BANK funding the UDA which is involved in Human Rights violations?

      So call aid/loans are fungible – the WORLD BANK is funding militarizaiton and HR violations and must be forced to stop funding the UDA which is under GOTA THE GOON’s Defense ministry.

      Civil society must start a campaign to have the UDA returned to civilian authority. The clown UNP clown and Ranil stooge Muzamil should be sacked too!

  • 0
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    What a sad state of affairs… I weep with these people, who lost everything and then the Supreme court does not give redress to them, a sad day in the history of mother Lanka… Sooner than later these VERY people who are involved in this crime against humanity will reap what they sow… Karma is a B****. Since MOST of em are Muslims and Tamils, why don’t the people who represent the minorities rise up…. These people are paving the way for another blood bath. 30 years was way too many… we cant afford another…

    What a CJ we have. SIGH

    • 0
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      What a sad state of affairs indeed. Even Thilanga’s betting shops are not taking any bets on the displaced citizens getting any accommodation. Gotchabaya slept very well last night.

    • 0
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      We have no CJ since Dr. SB was impeached.
      Officially SL is a state without a CJ.

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        Shirani B allowed herself to be impeached. She was not pure white but a rose tinted lily who looked at her husbands frauds through the same rose tinted glasses. A CJ must have integrity and be above all corruption.

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          Who appointed her husband for that position, while knowing that constituion is a fully against ?

          Was that not MR – COUNTRY´s president ?

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            Tell me – if you work for a team or company – would you go against your boss if you want to work under him ? No right ? You would try to stay loyal to your boss even if you some times feel that the suggestions made or added by your boss could be very contradictory… so, it was the case with Dr. SB, she could digest all these to some levels. Unfortunately she could not nodd her head to that DIVI NAGUMA pact… their the brutal boss wanted to go against her brutally. There he was merciless – even it was unconstituitional, he completed that wrongfully held impeachment in that way. For him, to that moment, bottom line was taking revenge against the CJ Dr. SB: That is how it ended up for her. There it is not very right to call her ” she was also not pure”… like that.

  • 0
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    a sad day for Colombo city.

    These revengeful decisions of Gota are neither Buddhist no Sinhalese. Sinhala Buddhists are known for their compassion towards the poor and the helpless. These people, their families and children have built their lives around these houses and locations and chasing them out of their houses without suitable alternative housing will be equivalent to tearing asunder their lives. Such action in Buddhist parlance will bring dire consequences for the evil doer.

    Now, what would the opposition do to help these people’s cause?

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    Supreme Human Ghost Leader: Gotapaya Rajapakse
    Supreme Court Order Leader: Mohan Peries.
    Supreme King of Blood Nation: Mahinda Rajapakse
    Supreme Corrupt Minister: Basil Rajapakse
    Supreme …… Supplier: Douglas Devananda
    Supreme East Ghost Leader: Karuna Amman
    Supreme Allah Mahinda licker: Alawi Moulaana
    Supreme Buddha Lenin Bouser: Wimal Weerawanse.

    What a Supreme group!

  • 0
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    F_ck these EVIL Bastards !

  • 0
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    I think GR hates the saatakaya!

  • 2
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    They should be given alternative housing in Kilinochchi.

    Problem solved!

    Anyway what the hell Tamils doing in Colombo? They have no right to live in Colombo. Go back to Chen-nai.

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      Hey Fathima,
      I am Zahira Boy :) well, You sinhala from Bangaladesh Budhist ,… You go there then Muslim and Tamils will go where ever they are. Who said this is Sinhala State? thi was belong to India before :). Well Casino will kill all sinhla boys and girls soon lets wait and see.

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      Colombo is a Muslim Tamil state future capital of Lankastan

    • 1
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      So heartless- these poor helpless brothers and sisters of ours, uprooted from their humble homes- don’t you have a shred of pity? The Tamils and muslims have a right to live in Colombo, as much as you do.

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      Why don’t you [Edited out]

  • 0
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    These guys justice will be shown to all the people, in Singhalese, Tamil and English, the day will come soon and these guys know it…

    “You can fool some people some time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time” The great Bob.

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      But how come they have been fooling the very same nation for such a longtime now ? Since 2005 ?
      I think our stupid folks should start the way that the THAI have blocked the parliamentarians entering to the parliament today.
      There will be human losses, but there is no other options left than start continuous protests against “HUGE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS” by the current regime. Then IC would rally round within days. Rabid Ballah should be cornered by every means.

  • 0
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    Yeah! Still they vote for these idiots! Thats the sri lankan way. Nominate the most uneducated, corrupt, gangstas to rule the country.
    Kick as the educated.

    • 0
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      You forgot something! Computer jilmart by Hitlerpaksha??

  • 0
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    It is a waste of public money to maintain the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.
    CJ has been appointed to read out the orders made by Rajapakses.
    In one way I feel Sri Lankans deserve such a Supreme Court as most of Sri Lankans have become blind to Rajapakse’s anti democratic acts.

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    It was only the other day it was reported, quoting Defence Secretary
    Mr. Gothabaya Rajapakse, the 500 houses in Mihindu Senpura (Dematagoda) will be given to those in the Kompangi Veediya (Slave Island) areas whose homes were demolished. It will be both inhuman and illegal if these innocents are denied their due and promised homes. The plight of these poor increases multi-fold considering today prices of houses and house rents have sky-rocketed far beyond the reach of the poor.

    Leaders M/s Muzzamil, Fowzie, Alavi Moulana, Hakeem, Faizer Mustapha must come to the aid of their brethren in this time of need.

    I hope these innocents will not be denied justice and compassion by the President and his brother who raised the hopes of these folk when they graced the opening ceremony last week.

    Senguttuvan

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      @senguttuvan
      “Leaders M/s Muzzamil, Fowzie, Alavi Moulana, Hakeem, Faizer Mustapha must come to the aid of their brethren in this time of need.”

      You have a hope buddy. These fellows only use the community to further their own selfish ends. To hell with the people. All they want is positions of power so that they can exploit the state to the best they can as long as the going is good. First, most of them should be referred to the Bribery Commission for malpractices indulged in positions of power. To them, money never smells dirty. See how they cut each others throats for simple political gains. And you think they care 2 hoots for the community? Ha.

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      Senguttuvan – you gotta be dreaming if you think your ‘hopes’ for those so-called Muslim leaders and the Pres and his brother to appease “these innocents” will be realized. Surely you can’t be so naive??

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    Is there a limit to the crimes of the Rajapaksas, Peoris and their henchmen. The curse of these poor helpless will surely strike them down.

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    You all have forgotten that Defence Minister is Mahinda Rajapaksa and not that guy who ran to Colombo in fear of Tigers and then to USA for 16 years. Moan is a Christian but was a good man till he start serving for Maragotha or Bayagotha. Very soon UDA will be converted as a Military unit to do all Bayagotas work as happening now.

    Ane Paw Lankawata wennayana me vinasaya.

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    Supreme Court and Cheap Justice are dancing to the tune of GR. Looks like the people will have to implement the order of the Supreme Court.

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    Irrespective of political affiliations treat them also as human beings.

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    What a shame on Muslim ministers, Faizer Musthapha is Colombo district UPFA organizer chase the bugger out.

    Still our shameless Muslims organizing Protests against David Cameron for his threat against Srilankas Human Rights violations.

    Isnt this Human rights violation, if Supreme court defies its orders whom we are going to turn & plead except Cameron or any other international body.

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      Faizer Musthapha is a big Commis Kaka. His only aim in life is to make as much money as possible, by hook or by crook. For this, he will sleep with the devil if he has to. Remember how he courted the disgraced ex-CJ when he thought she had enough clout to win her case and get back to power. Unfortunately, things did not work out as he thought and his disloyalty to the ruling elite was exposed for all to see. Cant trust this man after he first cut Thondas throat. Now he is trying to cut Hakims position for the Justice Minister position.

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    Does any commentor know whether these settlements are legal or illegal? Force evicting illegal settlers and legal settlers are not the same thing and there are plenty of illegal settlements in colombo that are occupying prime real state.

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      Liberal One,

      How do you know whether it is legal or illegal?

      There is no Judiciary in the country. It is infested with Rajapassa cronies.

      Cheers!

  • 0
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    So sad…are we sri Lankans all cornered? I feel guilty when reading all this, can someone say something that may stop my anger.

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      YES 2 bullets would do the job, what the Opposition, Ministers of other ethinicities can do… BUT who dares to come forward like the Tinaman Square… scenario…

      will the citizenry of SL have what it takes to rise up against a corrupt and military leadership? Tinaman Square… Arab Spring…. kinda thing.. IF Gaddafi, Saddam, Mubarak could be TOPPLED…. these goons are just petty change…..

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        cant do*

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        But there is a problem here.
        In Egypt when the trend changed US and the West changed its tactics and sided with the opposition, left Mubarak stranded.
        In Libya the US and UK anyway wanted to topple him since long and used the oppostunity.
        In Tunisia the West didnt give a damn.

        Here in SL it looks like US and India are supporitng this regime goons for some reason or the other. It might be another Tiananmen Sq senario if people start a massive protest since we have a brainless despot on top and a ruthless vampire in-charge of the defence. besides the Chinese support too is there.
        Just one call from Obama to Tsunami thief could make himself and Gota subservient puppies.
        Why the US and the reagional power big mouthed India are silent? US and specially India wouldnt want to upset China either and who knows how many billions or even trillion of LTTE money/gold deposited in those banks along with the other looted public funds.

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          Pandu you may be very right…

          See, the US did not even mention a single word following british leader^s remarks made on HR violation records.

          India did, in a way, that they would not follow the same way as Cameron has been..

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          Pandukabaya@
          Very same thoughts did not leave me today.
          I ask several dozens of times why the US stay very silent… until today tabloid says – that their silence could wear thin ..

          As you clearly pointed out that could be the very reason people to stay indifferent in the countr ytoday. Else, the rulers do all kind of abusive things agains the own folks today. Women are being raped. Crimes grow rapidly as never before. PS members are the core people to loot the villagers and townships. No law at all in action any place .. as described by them. So, people are under fears… if they would voice.. the consequence would be far beyond the incident in Tiananmen Sq.

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    can we all get together and put him out of his house and say you wont be given a house what will he do then

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      Ashok, they have even used FORCES to gun down the youth protesting for some clean water. They have even allowed contaminating ground water in that area just neglecting those company authorities^ irregular abusive activies for just their advantages. It should be that company owner should be belonging to ” ape miniha”. Actually best thing I expected was why they failed to allow relocate to TEMPLETREES where MR lives. So that he could better consume contamintaed waters. WATER CONTAMINATIONS ARE CONNECTED WITH A SET OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, IF ONE WOULD REMIND IT IN INDIAN BOPHAL AND RUSIAN TRAGODIES. So those who have perpetrated high crimes like raw killings of civilians ans trying to paint an easy picture to the world, they are even able to consume human flesh. As CBK made it clear several times – Rajapakses are uneducated, uncultured rascals. People have now grasphed it though some representatives like LEELA, banda, Jimsofty, Abhaya are not YET.

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      there will come a time, they wont have a place to run…It sure will happen sooner than later. One can stretch a rubber band only to a certain extent, then it rips… Likewise, the patience of SL’s has a limit too…. yes, I am talking about the SL’s who have a spine… not the ones who bend backwards for these goons… the likes of Paisa Must Appa, All avi Mow lana, Fow-see,Rough Ha-heem and their ilk…

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      the house they would live, has to be decided by the ICC at the Hague…..sooner rather than later…. Hope C4 would pick this story up as well to let the world know of the crime committed against people and the abuse of power with the help of a cheap justice…. and also oh how the UDA went back on their promise… SO none of the leaders word’s could be taken on face value…

      Shameless morons need to be put on an electric chair.. or better yet, given a slow death than an instant death….

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    Who ever curry favours the the Rajapakses whims and fancies will face retribution. Good examples are former CJ shirani Bandaranaike and former Law College principal Rodrigo. This proves one above is great. Even the Rajapakses too will be paying for their atrocities . All can be fooled once and not always.

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    Nandhini,

    To a large extent, what you say is true. We have seen many such results in our times. But it is not always true. There was a man from a
    sound Kandyan background. He helped to prolong the war and many sons and daughters of the country – from both sides of the divide – died because of this. But it was a lucrative business for him. He and his sons made millions of dollars. He was even caught red-handed with millions in several safe deposits in banks. His case was reported to where it should be – in and outside Courts. But the man simply went scot free. That is the disgrace that goes as law in this country.
    There is a law for the rich and the powerful and another for the plebians. Wijeweera and Prabakaran gained legitimacy, at least, for making an attempt to change this unjust equation.

    Backlash

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    People are to be blamed. They should have realized mad people should not have been given power. People failed to realize that ‘power corrupts, Absolute power corrupts absolutely’, though war against the LTTE was won. Whoever comes to power, the war against the LTTE would have been waged against the LTTE as it had exceeded its limits. Here is a case MR seized the opportunity and was going mad against the Bandaranayake family. In a way the 18th Amendment should not have been approved by the Supreme Court. After it has been approved the democratic institutions began to collapse and the laws of the jungle are in force. Can poor people expect justice? A sad state of affair in the country. Even the SAARC is an inefficient organization. Lord Buddha weeps on seeing that Sri Lanka has become uncultured in every respect.

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      This is common to very many developing nations.
      But in Sl, our folks seem to distinguishably very low capacities to think twice.
      As one of the writers pointed out here lately, they judge everything just from the appearance. Looking at the manner they shampooed the roads nets of CMBO prior to CHOGM. No matter long term impact could be the case, just give it a chance to one WHO LOUDS ALL FALSE PROMISES. Educated candidates seem to be ignoring by the growing uneducated, uncultured masses.
      State institutions should work today for the future by amending laws as it is necessary. That is how Europeans democracies work. They discuss them and get passed in the parliament before being implemented. Right at the moment, they the Germans CDU/CSU rulers together with opposition SPD, they discuss long held discussion rounds on what basis them to build up the next coalition. They come to conclusion and they would implement them when they are in power, their systems have no times just to spend idling. But our countries, specially, the character of current regime
      in SL is they do ANY SINGLE THING that people consider as favorable to them. THe issue related to abolishing the EP, is erased from MR^s memory. Weakened opposition seem not even reminding him that.
      They the people abuse own nation calling them a democractic governance. Lanken rulers acts are not far from the behaviours of traders in mannig market, Perttah.

  • 0
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    Cheap justice is looking at gota like he is the devil incarnate and covering and trying to protect his genitals.He must be knowing for sure how some of the missing lost their genitals.

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    We believe in Home Grown solutions and what comes to mind viewing two
    notorious patriots is a SOMARAMA. I wish his reincarnation is in the
    demolished houses to just do what he has to do!

  • 0
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    What you sow you reap, you voted in these creeps now have fun.

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