23 September, 2020

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Delayed Recalling Of Rajapaksa DPL Henchmen Begins

Some 30 Rajapaksa henchmen and close associates appointed as diplomats during the previous regime have been recalled with immediate effect.

Ambassador to Russia Udaynada, Ex- President and Ex-FM

Ambassador to Russia Udaynada, Ex- President and Ex-FM

Among those who have been recalled are non-career diplomats who have been appointed to the service without fulfilling the required criteria as well as those who have been serving in a single station for a prolonged period.

Among those who have been recalled is the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia who has been serving in the station for close to eight years now.

One of the pledges made by the President during the campaigning period was to free the diplomatic service of political influences.

The process was due to begin just a few days after the election of the new President. However, it was delayed due to the arrival of the Pope and the External Affairs Minister’s visit to India.

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  • 37
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    Good Move, but let it not be a recall of RAPAPAKSHE HENCHMEN and appointment of MAITHRI/RANIL HENCHMEN.

    As suggested before as well, there should be a Professional Competent Authority to screen and wet potential applicants before appointment.

    All postings should be learned and experienced men in whatever spheres of appointments. The culture of appointments to various spheres in the government has virtually eroded the belief in securing jobs for the potentially qualified men and women. This has led to students not even opting to study in the respective fields, as all their hard earned qualifications are a waste of time and unqualified political henchmen are appointed to top posts.

    These concerns should be given due consideration and reverted immediately and addressed seriously for the betterment of our country.

    Hope to see changes under MY3 PALANAYA for a prosperous and cultured Sri Lanka, and what a country it would be.

    THANKS GNAYASARA for making it at least remotely possible.

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      The biggest recall is GL!!
      Look in the picture; his posture suggests as if he had consumed a few single malt scotch in the business class – for the very and only reason he managed to hold on to this job for nearly 15 yrs!!

    • 14
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      Now it seems the old game has begun.Shenuka senevirtane the former Foreign Ministry Secretary has managed to get a a transfer to Paris, even after she lost the secretary job.She is supposed to have met new government big wigs in working this out.Also doing the same was Majintha Jayasinhe who has demanded a posting in China, his 3 rd in same country where his girl friend lives. . Both , though belonging to the Foreign Service had openly worked for Mahinda Rajapakse’s 2015 campaign , openly flouting Administrative Regulations that expressly prohibits it.Both were openly close to Sajin de Vasss Gonaa

      Meanwhile it seems almost certain that PM Amsa also of the Foreign Service who fell foul of the MR regime, after been the ONLY officer to have openly worked in MR’s 2010 election campaign is to get a top protocol jab in the Foereign Ministry.Also MR relative and acolyte, Prasad Kariyawasam, who secured the ambassador’s job in USA mourning MR’s regime,even after retiring, is to be retained .

      Are these developments in keeping with the ethics of the new administration in which Friday Forum cheif and former diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala is paying a big role.?Whom are they trying to fool?These fellows are all the same.

      • 13
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        Why a posting for Kshenuka ? Is she a friend of Chitranganee Wagiswara ??? Kshenuka is an insult to foreign service and all other women in the foreign service.

        Will the French accept her ? We need to put pressure on the French Foreign Ministry – bombard them with everything we have on her.

        This is not yahapalanay ! What is Anura Dissanayake doing ????

      • 4
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        Dear Glannie, Amsa and Prasad are career diplomats and they have done a good job in the past. Amsa was in London and Prasad was in Delhi. That is the type of diplomats we require and Rajapakse/Sirisena/Ranil cronies. I do not know whether Kshenuka is sent to Paris yet, but what else they can do with her. No point of keeping her in the ministry doing nothing. At least get some work out of her for the salary she is paid. Except for her manipulative ways she is not a bad diplomat.

        • 7
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          Dear William
          You say Amsa is a good diplomat.Then how is that he came down to Colombo at Government expense and worked in his home town in the East in MR’s 2010 election campaign?Is doing such unethical things part of been a diplomat? As a reward Amsa got to be Ambassador in Belgium.By sucking up to MR, Amsa served abroad for 11 years CONTINUOUSLY. Perhaps that is ethical too.

          Prasad Kariyawasam performed horribly in India , nearly being banished from there for making unwarranted. Remarks on Tamil Nadu politics.He is excellent at playing to the gallery and for this was sent to USA.Just closely follow his English grammar and u will see his excellence”.In India his English was corrected by a lady officer .Now. He is said to be Colombo trying to get close to the new administration.He is said to be desperately trying to get the Maheshini Colonne transferred to Washington.

          Dear William, I agree that there are some very upright, honest and able officials in the Foreign Ministry .But Amsa and Kariyawasam are definitely NOT among them.These 2 survive on patronage of powerful people whom they adroitly cultivate.Just make inquiries from the Career guys and find out for yourself.

        • 11
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          “…but what else they can do with her. No point of keeping her in the ministry doing nothing.”

          Sack her, you idiot; SACK her. Thats what they can do to this woman.And you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that!

          • 6
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            Exactly. An early retirement ! She looks unhealthy [Edited out]

            • 1
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              Aiyo CT ! What I wrote was not vulgar or insulting. It was a fact. I arrived at that conclusion based on her behaviour and actions in the past few years.

              Why the censorship ? What happened to Freedom of speech ? This is not Yahapalanaya

      • 12
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        I can’t believe Shenuka Senevirtane has survived the axe this too.

        That woman must be a “networker” of “extra-ordinary talent” to get posted to Paris after all that we have heard about her. Beyond belief.

        Cheers!

        • 5
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          Why does the island need sooooo many diplomatic missions??

          It’s cheaper and convenient for the ministers and MP’s to enjoy the luxury of honorary consulates as some in the SARC and EU- speaking to them privately they show what they spend on the fancies of MP’s and Ministers while DJ tells us about the Cold Blooded Skin Heads of Atta prikana.

          The world is getting smaller the west is cutting expenses and imports.
          We have EU, ASEAN,

          Why so many to smuggle wriggle and giggle. Talk of senior career diplomat lying through his teeth for GL & Passa and finally Hindia requesting him to be removed- now he is the man in the USA- liar called so many sitting government MP’s as terrorist.

          A begging bowl nation like the rice from moon swindle!

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          This proved to us all the way she once danced with Namal baby. Her husband is alledged to have links with active LTTEers in Geneva. Tamara K has to raise the issue -let alone today so that clarity could be made paving avenuses to furture progress.

    • 11
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      RE: Delayed Recalling Of Rajapaksa DPL Henchmen Begins

      “Some 30 Rajapaksa henchmen and close associates appointed as diplomats during the previous regime have been recalled with immediate effect.”

      Now Work on the Next set of 30 Shills and cronies.

      Please do not forget their Fraud and corruption as well.

      Very Good. Excellent. Better late than never.

      Nice, picture of MR, Shills, Cronies and Company.

      People recalled the Nedamulana Mahinda Rajapaksa,

      Now the Common Candidate Government must recall ALL the Medamulana MaRa Shills and Cronies.

    • 8
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      Ansar

      “As suggested before as well, there should be a Professional Competent Authority to screen and wet potential applicants before appointment.”

      Are you suggesting a Foreign Services Commission?

      Whom do you think the most suitable candidates to decorate the commission?

      Please consider the following eminent persons
      Sajin Vass, Dayan, Nonis, Shvendra de Silva, ………… as it happens in this island every aspect is governed by revolving doors, old boys network, who is connected to whom, political influence money could buy, ……..

      Since Dayan was campaigning for Sajith Premadasa for quite some time the housing minister could put a word or two to give him a diplomatic posting. If ever it happens, that would be the end of civilisation as we know it.

      • 1
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        Why shouldent Sajith now ask Bradman Weerakoon to upload his web site as to who murdered his father pavement premadasa.
        This was taken off when his daughter was appointed to Japan by passa.
        If Raul Gandhi who passed the same way could have asked for justicefor his father before all hell broke down on the people of Lanka why not this skin head worshiping prick???

        This would be in the direction of attached detached neighbors.

        No more training in terror – no angili gahile

    • 10
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      Fully agree. It is the adoption of a proper and transparent process that is important. We don’t want MR misdeeds replaced by MS ones! Furthermore, I hope people don’t see this as a witch hunt and witch hunting is bad for all, not just witches!

    • 8
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      “THANKS GNAYASARA for making it at least remotely possible”
      Now, Gandhasara must be paid for his efforts by the My3 govt. A DPL posting to Thailand would be ideal for him. He can be in closer contact with his like-minded murdering monk Wirathu in neighbouring Myanmar while also frequenting the gay bars of Patpong in Bangkok.

  • 18
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    Only people who have been selected via the competitive exam, and had the necessary training should be posted. Lets see whether relatives, friends and ex service personnel are recalled in total. I remember Anura Kumara Dissanayake did mention a list of names which did include a son of Chandrani Bandara, UNP MP. they should be recalled in total irrespective of political affiliation. Another is the daughter of keheliya rambukwella.

    • 16
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      A most qualified DPL – A S P Liyanage who is a Lands salesman should be recalled and confiscated all his assets

    • 16
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      “Another is the daughter of keheliya rambukwella. “
      What about Rosie Senanayakas daughter and also Gamini Fonsekas daughter? Must also see if Rohitha Bogollogamas son and daughter are still clinging onto their political heirlooms overseas. Corruption in the Foreign Service MUST stop.

      • 13
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        How about the niece of Cardinal Malcom Ranjit who is posted in Paris, Vasudeva Nanayakkara’s Niece who is posted in Washington D.C, Yoshita’s ex GF (LATE Gamini Fonseka’s Grand daughter) who was packed with FAMILY to Australia to cover up the Murder of Wasim Thajudeen the National Ruggerite) through an ACCIDENT at PARK ROAD COLOMBO 5 close to Apollo Hospital, but whose National ID was found in Balapokuna Road closer to Nugegoda, where the Elite Army unit of GOATa is located?

        • 5
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          Isnt it appropriate for the new govt to get Interpol to question the ex-girlfriend and investigate the murder?

      • 6
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        Steps should be taken to do away with the prevailing
        political culture of “self service” of elected MPs.
        Politician must only be another public servant and
        nothing else.People who flock around politicians for
        their needs should be discouraged through eradicating
        corruption and favoritism in the public sector.People
        must elect representatives who will reform public
        services for their convenience.First of all the
        parliament must be cleansed.MY3 and RW must put
        forward simple,people friendly and generous candidates
        who are true public servants for the next general
        election.Otherwise,the going trend is,the JVP is
        truly becoming unbeatable as far as good governance is
        concerned.People are not very far from distancing
        themselves of traditional politics that is just
        talking and nothing much happening.Heads taking the
        lead is a good example but more need to be done.

    • 2
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      And there was one the idiot international think tank criminal Rohan Gundarathana, promoted by the UNP Government in the past.

  • 11
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    The guy in Russia is a true patriot.

    He convinced Sri Lankan Airlines to commence direct flights to Moscow and became the General Sales Agent for the national carrier in Moscow.

    He was so powrful that no one could take him out of Moscow for a long time.

    • 13
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      “He convinced Sri Lankan Airlines to commence direct flights to Moscow and became the General Sales Agent for the national carrier in Moscow.”
      Wow!This is real Sri Lanka talent. Not just crooks but Master Crooks! And this one is a crook with container loads of talent.

      • 3
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        Is Udayanga qualified for the Sri Lankan Airlines job while being the top diplomat there?

        This is the same guy who was involved in the multi-million dollar scam of selling used MIG Jet fighters to the Govt of Sri Lanka – through his relation Defense Sec Gota.

        MY-3 Palanaya will find it difficult to stop nepotism.

    • 10
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      I am sure our “Man in Moscow” & Rajapassa cousin is returning fabulously wealthy. If he is not, he must be brain damaged.

      After being stationed with diplomatic immunity in such a corrupt location. For such long time. Imagine with wide access and clout in the whole CIS region. Whole also happens to be utterly corrupt as well.

      It is a dream come true for any corrupt political crony.

      Cheers!

      PS: What a terrible crime against Sri Lanka. To let these unqualified blood suckers squander all opportunities the nation might have gained otherwise. For the last 10 years. Unforgivable.

    • 3
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      Your statement is moronic at best. It’s lunatics like you that were appointed by the Mara gang so they could apply there age old edict “do we cheat em and how”.

  • 5
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    The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe and Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda in Japan have done good work for Sri Lanka. They should remain.

    • 11
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      Yes only for the purpose of diplomatic immpunity they should be there.

  • 32
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    That scoundrel Bandula Jayasekara must be recalled and given a sound thrashing.

    With no professional qualifications whatsoever, he was appointed as one of Sri Lanka’s highest-ranking diplomats, as Consul General in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia and before that as Consul General to Toronto, in Canada by the Rajapaksa regime.

    His Twitter account has consistently featured bitter invective and all-manner of unsubstantiated allegations against civil society and human rights activists in Sri Lanka.

    • 7
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      “That scoundrel Bandula Jayasekara must be recalled and given a sound thrashing. “
      How low can this fellow get to merit this type of reference. Im still rolling on the ground with laughter as I picture “The scoundrel” being given the sound thrashing that he deserves.

    • 8
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      @Norman

      “Ambassador” BIJAY (Bandula Jayasekera) has a proven track record both in Toronto and in the United States. The whole trouble is he has hole trouble wherever he steps in. He will no doubt be recalled.

  • 12
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    When recalling all of them, the current rulers should be very careful not to make any mistakes. There are all kind of reptilian type men and women were working for MR only seeking selfish agendas. They can do more harm to any people friendly regime working for the future.

    • 2
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      By virtue Lankians cannot have an Olympic Team but the Cold Head of 40k Ants in the ambude- Skin Heads kalu pukkas with the World as a Begging Bowl to have DPL??

      Oh my gosh deepan pukka lokkate (colomba malasanya the hit movie of 70’s)

      chameleon babies get out of their eggs without the help of their parents!!

  • 7
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    At least it you can do 50% non political
    Appreciated

    • 6
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      Even political is alright as long as they have the necessary education/qualification and experience and suitability.

  • 2
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    CONFUCIUS.

    There is a Principle due to be followed[hopefully] in future appointments to our missions abroad.As such,exceptions will defeat the Principle!

  • 8
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    What about Amunu in Germany, who is said to have remarked some in Colombo over phone, expecting MR victory, that he was in Kandy, “pasting MR’s posters with his tongue”. What about Uyango in China who allegedly came to help the big man, but when reported in the media, claimed to have come there to attend his mother’s two years Dana. How the dana happened to occur during election time is anybody’s guess. Are they not being recalled? What about the man in Washington, switched loyalty by contacting MS campaign only a couple of days before the election as he used to always. He may be safe and his staying longer may help expose Joliya’s corruption and central bank deals with PR firms. According to earlier reports, when Chris Nonis was slapped by Sajin, he did not hear the thunder of the slap, but claimed to have heard a sound only – the sound of music in the background. Good luck to all of them!

    • 2
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      Whoever whatever would be uttering about some – I beleive that Buddhi Athawuda and the like are impartial. I like the way he has been. He is dynamic and would only focus on the function/duties.

  • 10
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    Although the Ambassador in the UAE (Abu Dhabi) ex IGP Balasuriya, was said to have got transferred out, he is said to be still around in the country and claiming his Ambassador perks.
    Even during the election campaigning era he was seen in and out of the UAE with Embassy staff providing VIP assitance at the Abu Dhabi airport.

    Someone please look into this rogues activity and get him under the lwgal eagle!

  • 9
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    A crying shame what MR family and CJ combined did to Lalith Kotelawela properties. They say that he was incarcerated for his own protection, whilst they looted all his valuable properties from behind.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWt-t0K6Gw

    • 4
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      Well, Lalith K was no innocent either. He defrauded hundreds of poor investors and what about his Ponzi schemes which brought ill-luck to his poor victims? No crying shame here. Only crying victims.

  • 3
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    Plotting, scheming and complaining of coups and mismanagement has taken preceedence over the recalling by the FM Mongol.
    He is busy di-militarising ect., having met the TNA & Diaspora like a beggar (According to the TamilNet) in Singapore in 2013 asking for Tamil support to unseat MR.

    I am afraid with so much investigations around whether the innocent Mr. Prez will end up behind bars and Mongols in the President’s seat.

    There are many hungry Wolves and Vultures around the Prez right now on the prowl.

  • 5
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    How about Roshita Rajapakse second crown prince of SLs ex girl friend Yasohara. [Edited out]

  • 5
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    Ithink “Political Appointments” except for individual advisors should be a thing of the past. All diplomatic appointments should be on merit and preferably upon passing an examination or be professionally qualified. The appointments should be reviewed at least every two years and poor performance recognised and dealt with promptly.

    • 3
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      Do you need so many diplomats unless there are many things to hide for a small economy yet dependent on western exports and pressure.

      Its the lure of the V.I.P. free travel, gun trotting, smuggling , enterprise for personal gain or what difference have you seen except for poof pomp- any man with world rankings none so far except arselicking at Yale, Oxford on western scholarships provided to the nation which starting from Banda family Anura types and all squandered.

      New Zealand gave up its Defence force to what it was when it was a colony like we had in Ceylon.

      There is no other way to get the guns and crime off the streets.

      Make the defense men at the bottom line fitters in industry( china has running deals with vietnam for metal fitters)ant army for that is what they like not museums and libraries.

      urban voculabary diplomat= dippan pukka lokkata (display of animal instincts)

      NoMiss of London mac Duck in the woods with kukul charlie in the carriage.

      • 4
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        “NoMiss of London mac Duck in the woods with kukul charlie in the carriage”
        Oh Javi, you have me in stitches. Im still laffing dude. NoMiss of London was only going to see the Queens pussy Cat under the chair and kukul Charlie was taking him there. Now he cant do that anymore coz Sajin Arse Gunduwardena brought him off his pedestal with a resounding slap to his cheek.I mean the top one, not the lower.Poor fella. Now, no more seeing the Queens pussy.

  • 1
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    Why only 30 diplomats should be recalled, London itself has got more than 30 to be recalled. There are more than 50 staff but only three are career diplomats. That is also recently. Before Thalpahewa joined London there were only two. Some of the staff were in SL during election time. What was Sepala Ratnayake doing in SL during election time? Former President’s physician’s wife is in London, doing what? Educating children! Bandula Padmakumara’s daughter doing what. Some of these diplomats are doing what clerical service recruits used to do in the embassies, signing passports, others doing nothing. This work could be done by the other officials, you do not need Minister Councillors getting thumping salaries to sign a passports. Visas are done online and renewals and new issues done in Sri Lanka. Number of staff in London can be easily reduced by half without affecting any of the services provided. This is robbing public money.
    Rani Bulathwala who was carrying and waving flags in London is in Rome. There is no cadre for a deputy there. So called lawyer did not have any cases after the UK govt stopped legal aid. Along with the Ambassador there are only six in Rome and there is another deputy ambassador.Why? SLFP branch president in London!
    One in Israel, what is his qualification to become a diplomat? He is from Weeraketiya? Again London SLFP branch president.More than that when MR became the Prime Minister he started DA Rajapakse Foundation in London.No disrespect to DA, but he was an unknown quantity in SL political scene.
    List is endless. Cannot give everything in one comment. Hope new administration will recall all unnecessary staff and stick by Kadiragamar ratio 70:30. But that 30 also should be qualified capable people. People do not expect to fill these posts with UNP or Sirisena loyalists but with qualified, capable people. There are enough who do not go behind anybody but straight forward knowledgeable individuals.
    (70:30 also may be difficult as there were no recruits from a competitive exam recently)
    Whole Foreign Service needs to be overhauled!

    • 1
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      Don’t forget political appointee Pathiratne who works as a diplomat at our London High Commission.He was appointed ther by Sajin de Vass Gonaa for “all services done”The man is at sea when it. Omens to diplomacy.

  • 2
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    If MARA can honestly one day explain why he wanted his
    two brothers from the USA to take part in his power
    sharing,we don’t have the need to put our imaginations
    and thoughts into making a thriller!MARA might boast
    that he had been in politics this many or that many
    years and gained lot of experience but he should not
    forget that growing from infancy to mature adulthood is
    not all full of experiences.The very decision of of
    inviting Gota and Basil to make Srilanka look like
    other developed nations,through artificial means
    and hoodwinking the people to remain in power forever
    was the most childish and foolish political experience.

  • 2
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    Likes of Raja Edirisooriya, and others who are SL expats (friends of MR gang) being appointed to plum jobs and ambassadorships should be investigated. Also it should be investigated how Gota’s son and his wife got to occupy the Los Angeles consulate official residence and why the appointed counselor lived in his own home.

  • 1
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    There was – should be even now – a Committee on High Posts, and this should be revived with appointment of suitable neutral educated persons for recruitment of non – career diplomats.

    This Committee abused its powers earlier – it met without required quorum, on a non-scheduled date to approve recruitment of Jaliya Wickremasuria as a diplomat, which was hailed as a “diplomatic disaster” by a popular sunday paper.
    Jaliya is said to have swindled $ 60,000 at the US mission and MR was quoted as saying that he ‘had been let down’.

    • 1
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      Jaliya modaya’s qualification was having been a tea taster and salesman. An abomination in the first order to appoint such a numskull to a very important diplomatic mission. His predecessors on this mission were educated distinguished personage such as Sir Claud Corea who had the ability to discuss foreign policy with then democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. Jaliya Gonna was disaster for SL and an embarrassment. This bastard could hardly speak the language let alone know protocol. The fact that SL was failing with the UNHCR and relations with the US partially can be blamed on this idiot.

  • 1
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    HOW ABOUT THE POLITICALLY APPOINTED STAFF OF FOREIGN SERVICE & IN EMBASSIES, SPECIALLY THE SONS & DAUGHTERS OF EX GOVERNMENT MPS & CURRENT GOVERNMENT MPS ? EG. CURRENT MINISTER CHANDRANI BANDARA & MINISTER JANAKA BANDARA TENNAKOON.

  • 0
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    i challenge dr.DJ is sure to get one slot. overtime unp lost all professionals and highly qualified people. all became MR supporters or retired and dead and gone. unp has to look for non-existing professional supporters .if a govt. rules for a long time this is inevitable. hence the need change for change of govt.
    =sundara

  • 5
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    “diplomats during the previous regime have been recalled with immediate effect”. CT this is not true. they are recalled with effect from 28th February. Rajapakse stooges have been given more time to clean their files.

  • 3
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    Overhaul the entire Foreign Service! All the diplo-MUTS need to be recalled and put under an investigation as to how they got these jobs. Also investigate all the staff who call themselves “Ministers” in these our missions who cannot even speak a word of English or converse in a foreign language of the countries they’re posted to. Damn SHAME!

  • 4
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    Bandula Jayasekara was living the high life with a Aussie [Edited out] from a PR company. Who pays her, him or the state. He coloured his hair black when Yasara Abeynayake arrived in Sydney. He had a hand in getting her to Sydney with Sajin Vass. The two were seen here there and everywhere living the high life. When she is not there the PR woman steps in. Toronto. New York. Sydney. He is from the la la land saw him at a fashion show in Sydney hanging around the models and shows. MUST BE RECALLED.

    • 1
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      @ Bala:
      “………….MUST BE RECALLED.”
      May I add “..and given a thundering slap!”

  • 1
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    They should recall the HC to Seychelles Piyatissa, who is a drunkard and tarnishing the image of the country and million dollar money waster. These idiots will find a way to survive with new administration somehow.

  • 0
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    I have already given up on ‘Yahapalanay’. MS has appointed his brother to a cushy job.

    Don’t expect the Common Candidate Coalition(CCC) to be any better than the MARA Mafia. When Sri Lankan politicians come to power they are only there to serve themselves. Nepotism, jobs for the boys (and girls) and getting a cut on the side is but all that they are concerned about.

  • 0
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    Pow noh? Rajapaksha henchman Bandu Jayasekara recalled AGAIN. Saw him in Sydney out with a Aussie woman. Must entertain before departure using state money. He frequents the Sydney bars and beaches. [Edited out] representing the country.

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