18 December, 2017

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Dreaming Of Eastphalia, In Belarus…..

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“I am the last and only dictator in Europe” –Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus[i]

The day the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights arrived inSri Lanka, the President of Sri Lanka flew to Belarus.

Belarus has been ruled by Alexander Lukashenko since 1994. In 2010 he won his 4th presidential election by bagging 79.65% of the vote (two of the rival contenders were badly beaten-up by the police[ii]). His long reign was enabled by a referendum in 2004 which removed presidential term-limits. Mr Lukashenko, known by the sobriquet Bat’ka (father), is given to theatrical – and rather juvenile – displays of machismo; when President Putin displayed a giant pike he ‘caught’ as a demonstration of his prowess, Mr. Lukashenko responded by parading a much larger catfish[iii]. The Belarus leader is an expert in holding stage-managed elections (at the last parliamentary election, the opposition parties failed to win a single seat). He jailed a one-time presidential rival[iv] and has taken giant strides to muzzle the media, including the internet.

He is also reportedly grooming his youngest son to succeed him[v].

President Lukashenko is a man from whom the Rajapaksas can draw inspiration and obtain advice in furthering their own dynastic project.

Seen in this context, President Rajapaksa’s desire to seek solace in President Lukashenko’s congenial company, when ‘Common Enemy’ Navaneethan Pillai is visiting Sri Lanka, is entirely comprehensible. And while sojourning in ‘the last dictatorship in Europe’[vi] President Rajapaksa took a swipe at the UNHRC. According to a report in the Daily News, appropriately titled, ‘UNHRC Anti-Lankan Cat’s Paw’, “President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the practice of certain countries using the UN Human Rights Council against countries such as Sri Lanka and Belarus…. He also briefed the Belarus president on the current visit of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to Sri Lanka”.[vii]

A relatively recent phenomenon in the international arena is the increasing cooperation among leaders of non-democracies and dying democracies against any attempt to constrain their absolute right to rule or to critique/condemn their rights-records. Despite their very real differences, the member-regimes of this de facto bloc have a glaringly common denominator; they share an acute antipathy towards democracy and a belief that their anti-democratic deeds should be beyond scrutiny and above criticism, nationally and internationally. These regimes use the historically progressive slogan of national sovereignty to create an enabling environment for their despotic practices. The unexceptionable argument that countries must have the freedom to choose their own destines is used to excuse and explain a gamut of despotic practices by the rulers. According to this distorted logic, national sovereignty is the freedom of the ruler to rule as he/she wishes, with total impunity.

This despotic utopia is called Eastphalia and is being marketed as an anti-imperialist and progressive alternative to the ‘pro-Western’ Westphalia[viii].

The Westphalian system was a necessary and a progressive development in its time, almost four centuries ago, in a Europe struggling to shake off the twin-yokes of the Papal and Imperial domination. One of its key premises was the acceptance of a ruler’s right to determine the religion of his state (a right which had belonged to the Pope or the Emperor previously) and, by extension, the religion of his subjects.

In today’s world, an Eastphalia fashioned on the same model will be retrogressive rather than progressive because it will serve as a cover for absolutist rulers. The slogan of national sovereignty will be used to justify the ‘sovereign right’ of the ruler to disregard national and international laws. The resultant anti-democratic system will consist of super-powerful rulers and citizens disempowered and degraded into subject-hood.

Many advocates of the Eastphalian dystopia regard China as the ‘leader’ of such a future dispensation and propose a Beijing Consensus as a progressive/anti-imperialist alternative to the existing Washington Consensus.

The Washington Consensus is neither progressive nor democratic. But a Beijing Consensus would be infinitely worse because it will combine anti-democracy with economic neo-liberalism. It will thus rival the Washington Consensus in oppressing and subjugating ordinary people. A regional order based on such a ‘consensus’ would be a far more unfree, iniquitous and degrading one than the existing one.

For the despots of today, the greatest enemy is not the IMF or the World Bank. Most of these rulers have economic regimens dominated by military outlays and gigantic ‘prestigious projects’. The Bretonwood Twins traditionally had no problem with either kind of expenditure. It’s expenditure on education, health and social welfare plus direct taxation the IFIs cannot abide. Therefore rulers such as the Rajapaksas find themselves in near-perfect accord with global economic managers.

Has the IMF been critical of the Airport in the Jungle or imposed the privatisation of Mihin Lanka as a loan-conditionality?

The IFIs do not care overmuch about how many civilians you shoot, including ones who were just asking for uncontaminated water; so long as you get you tax-and-spending priorities in line.

Navaneethan Pillai has expressed concern about civilian deaths, in the North and in the South. That is why the fake apostles of national sovereignty detest organisations such as the UNHRC with a venom totally absent in their reaction to the far more intrusive IFIs.

…And Taking Sly Digs at Navi Pillai, in Colombo

Had November come before September, the Rajapaksas could have adopted a far more obstructionist attitude vis-à-vis Navaneethan Pillai. But the outcome in Geneva, in September, might have an impact on the Commonwealth, in November. And making a success of the Commonwealth Summit is of the highest priority to the Rajapaksas. They seem to think that being the ‘head honchos’ of the Commonwealth will make them welcome guests not just in Beijing or Minsk but also in London and Washington.

Though the Siblings are permitting a relatively non-restrictive visit by Ms Pillai, they are doing so with a very bad grace. This is evident from the comments made by supposedly ‘über-diplomatic’ Basil Rajapaksa. In fact, Minister Rajapaksa sounded almost as vilely objectionable as Mervyn Silva in his August 27th remarks on Ms. Pillai: “Now the ladies (nonala) come to see how things are. There were no ladies at that time; they did not even come during that time. They came and went in secret. Now the lady goes to North; meets everyone. Even when robbers come to their houses, some of our people say ‘we will tell Madam Pillai’ (Pillai Nonata kiyanawa)“.[ix]

The Rajapaksa ire is entirely in character. Even with the success of the Commonwealth at stake, they seem unable to modify their behaviour, except marginally. There are certain similarities between the attack on the Mandana Ismail Abeywickrama and the partial obstruction of the Colombo Telegraph. Both are proxy-attacks, giving the regime a degree of deniability. The attack on Mandana Ismail Abeywickrama can be dismissed as an ordinary robbery, even though the conduct of the armed gang was far from ordinary; the obstruction on the CT can be explained as a decision by individual service providers.

Once the Commonwealth Summit is successfully concluded and Mahinda Rajapaksa is enormously emboldened by the – erroneous – belief that he is the Head of the Commonwealth, the Siblings will revert to being themselves, with predictably devastating effects.


[iii] It is possible that both pike and catfish were plants like Mr. Putin’s archeological discovery:”Vladimir Putin‘s apparently remarkable discovery of two ancient Greek urns on the floor of theBlack Sea during a scuba-diving expedition was staged, the Russian prime minister’s chief spokesman has admitted. In an unusually candid glimpse into the cultivation of Putin’s macho image, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said archaeologists had planted the amphorae in shallow water for the politician to find” – The Guardian – 6.10.2011.

[vi] British historian Andrew Wilson calledBelarus the ‘last dictatorship inEurope’

[viii] The term Westphalia is not an indication of some Western bias; it is the name of a region inGermany; the treaty ending the 30 Years War was signed in two Westphalian cities, Münster and Osnabrück

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    [Edited out]like TG , will write many articles about MR , even Mahida go to the toilet this will create new article for TG

    This is why people tell some journalist are jokers

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      You seem to be an another backlicker of MR and the groups not having the capacity to see the truth by own eyes. No matter what others criticise, to leave this kind of comments to this thread is far from understanding. Not just one country, but many would reveal their stance about the stinking leader Rajapskse soon. He should be brought to the canal to the very same manner Gadaphis last hour occured. This is the wish of many that have come to a limit not being able to see the destruction that the man and co. has been upto

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        Another Brilliant piece Thisaranee! Hats off to you and keep it coming.

        Also, please take good care or the goons that visited Mandana may be sent for you…

        You are spot on indeed – the discourse of Asian values and Eastphalia to counter Western Hegemony is worse that the latter!

        China’s Eastphalia is a DYSTOPIA combining the worst of neoliberalism and militarism – promoted in a circle of despots in Asia and Africa.

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        Great Stuff Thisaranee!

        As you point out ‘birds of a feather flock together”. All the military Dictators are one!

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        MR´s tour to Belarus last week should be a provocative act: What can that state bring to our nation ?

        European Union`s view about Belarus:

        In March 2006 the European Council imposed sanctions on Lukashenko and other members of the Belarusian government, having “deplored the failure of the Belarus authorities to meet OSCE commitments to democratic elections…and condemned the action of the Belarus authorities …in arresting peaceful demonstrators exercising their legitimate right of free assembly to protest at the conduct of the Presidential elections…”
        On 10 April 2006, the Council adopted restrictive measures against Lukashenko, the Belarusian leadership and the officials responsible for the violations of international electoral standards and international human-rights law for the crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition, proposing a visa ban and possible further measures. Common Position 2006/362/CFSP provided that the economic resources of Lukashenko and key Belarusian officials identified for this purpose should be frozen.[37]
        In its 8 November 2006 Declaration the Council stated that the European Union is “deeply concerned” about imprisonment of political leaders which show the “Belarusian authorities’ repeated unwillingness to respect international human rights standards, especially the right to a fair trial. The European Union also expresses its concern about the denial of access of observers to the trial”,[38] and in its 2009 Conclusions[39] it stated: “the Council deeply regrets the recent lack of significant progress in addressing its concerns in the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including as regards the crackdown on peaceful political actions…”

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      “Truth” in the eyes of the blind is a “Joke” because a blind knows only what he or she believes in, that too the blind does not know what the true reality is as the blind has never seen the outside world other than that exists in his or her mind. So KK calling TG a joker is understandable, although pathetic and blind.

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        That alone indicates his IQ level. Anyone who has read what TG has written will feel facts or near to the facts. Alone her way of writing is fantastic not forgetting to add due references to each of her articles. She is the goddess of lanken writers. May her god given ablity to write things without being biased to anyone be help to become eye openers to the masses of the island nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jayawewa.

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          Yes, Mervin should be hanged from his balls so that we the nation could feel – fine.

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      KK:
      Where did you drop from? Make sure you know when and where your Lokkas are doing what every human has to do. Otherwise, you won’t be able to help them complete what they have done.

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      I don’t believe MR visit to Belarus is just a toilet visit.
      I haven’t heard much of Belarus other than Victoria Azarenka, until I worked very closely with a guy from Belarus.
      To tell the story in short, he argued with me that Belarus is the most corrupted country in the world even with my opposition to that as SL as the number one in that arena.
      I guess what MR and his family doing is to get closer with tycoons who does lucrative business in this sort of countries. In some news article , I saw MR family is even very close with Myanmar tycoons like Tay Za who is blacklisted in civilized countries…
      Anura

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        Anru, that should be just not to face Ms PILLAY visting the country. Even if he returned from Belarus yesterday, Ms Pillay has got scheduled programs to go head. President´s visit to Belarus should be scheduled within a short time. They have proved enough that their plans seem to be making without vision. This is not the frist time, we the nation together with IC feel about Rajapskshes.
        I have been living in Europe for the last 3 decades, but I have heard the least about Belarus. Nor has the particular nation to report. Since I heard of the visit, I googled about the country and got to know democracy index of Belarus is near to Dictatorships. Ours lies though behind that of India in 2012, but still is regarded to as a democractic nation yet. But the manner this MEEHARAKA gets on these days, it iwll not be far us being branded as a dictatorship in the few years to come.

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          Applogies:

          Nor has the partciualr nation got to report much. I have not heard almost anything about the small state -Belarus until I googled myslef and found the info… So, our nations representative is on a mission to such states today, – by boasting for bilateral talks. We the poor nation need to stay more with developed world rather than hangin on with dictator states.

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        This is wonders of MR. The man who failed to remind the bits of the incident in which he himself to have killed a person, is not being reappointed by President to serve Kolonawa.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmTtzwx3y0o

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          it should be : now being reappointed by president himself.

          If he had such head injuries, as shown in the medical and legal documents displayed publicly, how can the guy be THAT HEALTHY now ?

          THIS SHOULD BE A MEDICAL WONDER – TO ENTIRE WORLD IF HIS SOURCE DATA RELATED TO MEDICAL HISTORY ARE THE TRUTH:

          Victimised family, Baratha´s daughter could have brought this to UNHRC. This trial almost destroyed the trust of entire nation in the Island. They hired people for wrong public speeches. President is a far dangerous than to his counter part of Belarus.

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      “even Mahida go to the toilet this will create new article for TG’ This is where you’re wrong, when MR goes to the toilet is when guys like you need to get your tongues ready to do a thorough clean up job!

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        The difference is even if he goes to toilett, he is doing so by killing or taking the lives of the innocent. This man has become an idiamin to the nation to this date. That is sadden truth that the stupid villagers would not like to hear about him:

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      klu klux,

      Some journalists might be jokers but you are hilarious man.
      The difference is this:
      – Jokers tell jokes and make people laugh.

      – You are hilarious man and people laugh at you

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    The philosophy behind what the writer calls “Eastphalian” is probably inherently good for the planet, if not subjected to abuse and exploitation by unscrupulous leaders.

    China’s approach towards development is commendable in some countries of Africa and even Latin America whereas Western involvement over several centuries have only been disastrous to those continents.

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda:
      PLEASE assure us that, before too long, you will desist from posting your inanities on this website. PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!

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        I am sorry I cannot oblige individual preferences on the forum. I like to express my views just like everyone else. You are quite free not to read them if they are not to your liking and simply read what you desire.

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          I didnt agree with your comment but I like your decency (your second comment) Lasantha. Only a few have those qualities to control themselves when being disparaged. I said this only to admire someone’s gentleman quality not to offend any though.

          China does only one side business. The ancient Chinese values have been destroyed by themselves because of their newly developed ‘greed’. They dont look into long term relationship/commerce deals with a country or any buz venture. Chinese would storm in to any land and do any dirty things in order to make profit. They dont know the meanings of ethics, moral or respect.
          MR is having only dictators as friends. What a sad state of affairs.

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            LP is amongst the few with a verifiable identity unlike nearly 90% of the others who are shadow boxing on this site. Quite often one observes that LP is trying to cover his nakedness with leaf and miss the branch or the tree for the forest. It’s like many others on this site due to the interplay of their genetics and mematics. If their identities and backgrounds were known only then would there be real interchange or exchange of facts and ideas barring a few exceptions.

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    Madam Rajapaksha’s position may be at risk with the old boy playing around with pretty girls!

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      Pictures showed that she was excluded MR´s merrygoround tour to the dictate state of Belarus last few days. May be the woman is now fed up Gadaphi style mind set of MR. And not even the toothless his son, namal was seen in the last few weeks in spot light. Why the bugger goes on investing more to night car races but not to have a nice teeth is what came to my mind this morning. The days that the entire families will be disspeared are getting nearer. Gadaphis sons and relatives all were attacked by civil folks not being able to bear the damage he had made to that nation. In the same manner, MR will be punished – this is becoming clear.

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      what kind of background has got this ” Madam ” I hve not seen her anywhere being forward to do any kind of good thing for the poor nation except that rumours are in the air to have been running illegal gold business being close to wives of busnessmen in Colombo. Not even that notorious Premadasa´s wife was upto that in late 80ties.

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      Very soon we may see either Paba or Anarkali taking over ??

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    Another classic from Tisaranee. The paper could not have come out at a better time for Rajapaksa to have found a better state to be conveniently in under the circumstances. It is apt for her to have described it as Eastphalia after the thirty years war with the Tamils in contra distinction to the Peace of Westphalia which too was concluded after a thirty years war but with a completely different dimension. Bensen

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    I like the Rajapakse’s colourful makeup. He is a real actor. Unfortunately, his acting career seems to end soon.

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      Only leader having a mustasch similar to that of Hitler, you could compare and see how it is. This man is an insult for entire nation.

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    Why would our Prez get insults from placard waving out of work Diasporians, to get a feed of Yorshire Pudding and or Roast Beef, when he gets right Royal receptions at the front door of the Airbus, from these beautiful pricnesses.

    Ms Pillai’s figures are no where near the Diaspora and MacCare’s and are in the same ball park as the war heroe’s numbers.

    Her spokesperson say’s Ms Pillai is now looking into the whole 30 years of Prabakaran,which is encouraging.although it may dissappoint a few here including this writer.

    One thing positive is no Buddhist Sinhala bashing in this piece.

    Has Ms T declared a truce to commemorate Ms Pillai’s presence?.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse has been visiting so many dictators including Mujabe, the Burmese fellow,the Argentine lout, etc. This he does to update his knowhow and technique in upkeeping authioriutarin rule. He might be having new gimmicks up his sleeve. Or is he teaching the hosts how to jail opponents, how to run the judicioiary, how to keep loyalty by offering inducements and threats? Why doesn’t he plan his exite before the people show their wrath?

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      I think he has studied his Sinhala Voters mentality well and now he is
      progressing in establishing his Dynasty for good. Not even another few
      Weliweiyas will exite our S.Modayas including the Opposition!

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      Dr

      Just one more thing he is also looking for Safe heaven when the time comes.

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    Paul……….. On whom do you use your tongue & to do what?

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    Another great piece of analysis by Tisaranee. Yes there’s a saying that Birds of feather flock together no matter where they live either in North Pole or in Medamulana. They both flock together.

    The great Showman taking his Nade, chartering plane loads of entourage where ever he goes is to show off his power and Glory are a common mindset among the Dictators.

    What President take his dance troup to entertain him as a guest to another country when his citizens are crying and dying for drinking water is questionable.

    This is what happens when Banda cames to town…..or when a crown is placed on the head of “Katussa” iguana. It go crazy.

    What type of trade deals the con man talk about with a country half a world apart, in an isolated location, hardly anybody speak English and a country with highest inflation and Cost of Living among Eastern Europe, other than only could import Vodka and Bonaparte Brandy.

    Spending 800 million rupees just for a CW games Bid which we never got, Building Huge sports complexes when children run bare foot and many die when competing and wasting money on absolute wasteful show-off projects are some of the signs of Dictators.

    Anyway let the crab dance in the boiling water pot until the water gets heated up which will be the final destiny of all dictators.

    Show off absolute Dictator Morons and false pride comedy show off actors will never be true patriots……..but they surely are Economic and moral assasins.

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      Mahela@

      They are simply rascals. No doubts about that.
      See, how they allow Mervin to make such low level statement yesterday ?

      ” if she is ready, I would like to even get married to Ms Pillay”.

      I have not heard that any country that respect civilised way of life would allow these uneducated ministers to make such low level statements.

      When have we the nation heard in the past, to have passed such in the past ? Never in the history – with the approval of a head of the state any minister had made them. If they cant control the bugger-Mervin, why cant they keep them in a Quarantäne so that all other can feel secure.

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        Mervin is not good enough to sweep the floor in Colombo streets.

        This is the level of today´s politics under current regime.

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        These are nothing but Jungle Monkeys playing with Hand Grenades.

        Soon the Grenades will explode in their hands.

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    Just a bunch of Monkeys taking the Nade to roam around the world to eat different Bananas, rambutans and Puddings. Even President Obama does not do this much of so called trade tours.

    The crook Basta…ds who come to power promissing to serve poor people while getting their votes telling lies, later murdered the same people who voted for them.

    Please read the following web [Edited out]

    While murdering the innocent poor people who were asking for drinking water, the basta…d is roaming around the world with his nade wasting tax payer money signing fake contracts. The crook gave 150 Million US Dollar grant to Uganda for a water project while murdering our children who were asking for drinking water.

    Don’t know how much the Kelawedda Joker gave to those Belarusians for their Lolly pops and pus..y cats……after signing some fake contracts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0K46C82v9o

    When is the next Swaziland tour…….can have some “athal” great fun there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLqyLuMdZgg

    Enjoy the fun there while feeding Punnakku and Thanakola “Grass” to the people……….Gan Kabaraya.

    The absolute thug Economic Assasin is a disgrace and a liability to our country.

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    Some of the idiots and boots likkers of LLTTE diaspora TD is GOD, but non of the idiots can’t understand the her motive behind the writings

    TG wrote a article some times ago changing the name of Havelock Road to Sambudhha Jayanthi Mawathe Whole article she blame the MR for changing the name and she pretend that TG representing all the people live in Havelock Road , I am born and bread Havelok Road man , after I spoke to lots of people in Havelock they started laugh about TG article craps she wrote in that article about Havelock road

    As I said uneducated barbaric LTTE goons and some of the goons in opposition TG is GOD keep praise and spend more money TG will write more fairy tale stories for your fantasis

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      Wait and see until Ms Pillay brings her report before the UNHRC meeting at the end of the month. With that you guys will have to celelbrate so called CHOGEM. Leaders will attend to CHOGM as scheduled, but they will have to discuss how to eliminate SRILANKA from CW rather than discussing to offer him chairmanship to lead CW for next 2 years.

      All peace loving lankens regardless of the race, religion will rally round to go against brutal Rajapakshes. This will be sooner one would even guess at.

      Now on, so called ministers in the regime are chilled. What the outcome of Ms pillay will be.

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      black klu klux

      First of all I did not know you are born bread.( I am born and bread Havelok Road man) Which bakery in Havelock please.

      As to the other admissions please let me know whether it was

      1) By knocking on door to door
      2) Group discussions
      3) Over the telephone
      4) Word of mouth.

      You say they started to laugh and how do you know they were not laughing at you.

      As for your description of Goons I think this is a mistaken identity.

      A Goon is Man or a Thug hired to terrorize or eliminate opponents which fits your description as you are Thug employed by MR

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    This person(TG) with a deluded mind usually resort to quotations and seeks solace in like minded self aggrandizing pseudo pundits. She certainly shines on dung heaps!

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    /*(Reuters) – Russia banned imports of hogs and pork products from Belarus on Friday, stepping up a diplomatic and trade dispute over the arrest of a Russian businessman by Moscow’s former Soviet ally.
    */
    It should be a coincidence that this happens after MR visited Belarus.-:)

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      Sri Lanka bans cattle slaughtering and imports Hogs and Pork from Belarus :)

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    Tisaranee,

    MR has this unique talent to take humiliations and rise from the ashes as he did when he was bundled on to a plane through the back door and booted out of UK when his attempt to address the Oxford Union failed.

    When he arrived back at Katunayake ( his supporters called it in triumph) he was garlanded by supporters. His first act was to punish poor Tamil women ( some pregnant) to walk in the rain in Vanni.

    The reason why he went to Belarus was to avoid the humiliation of receiving Mrs.Pillai.

    But the rot has already set in by doing a U turn and agreeing to a lot of things a few to mention.

    1) Calling of elections for the Northern Assembly
    2) Allowing Mrs.Pillai to visit Sri Lanka with unfettered access to any where and any one.
    3) Setting up enquiries.
    4) Also presiding over the bombing of Mahabhodi which has never happened in its entire history.

    But there is more to follow as I am certain Lord Buddha will punish him for his sins.

    ” Once the Commonwealth Summit is successfully concluded and Mahinda Rajapaksa is enormously emboldened by the – erroneous – belief that he is the Head of the Commonwealth, the Siblings will revert to being themselves, with predictably devastating effects”

    I don’t agree with your analysis for the following reasons.

    1) Before the CHOGM he would have suffered the defeat in the Northern Assembly Elections
    2) The prospect of dealing with the Supremo Mr.Wigneswaran will tax his brains and the pressure from Man Mohan Singh to accede more powers will be a daunting prospect with the threat of being held to ransom by
    him. He has already served notice that his participation will depend on the conduct of the election and honouring the 13th Amendment.
    3) At the meeting itself he will be grilled and asked a lot of awkward questions and they are at the moment being rehearsed by the Leaders who may attend.
    4) How to deal with an incoming BJP administration will be his biggest challenge and I take comfort from the fact that the recent Downgrading of the Indian Economy makes the prospect of BJP being elected a very real prospect with Mr.Modis track record.

    His days are numbered and even if he is re elected he will be a Lame Duck President quacking from the House Of Horrors with the prospect of being indicted for War Crimes. Again I am sure Lord Buddha will answer my prayers.

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      Dream KALI amma dream don’t ask the help from Lord Buddha ask from Kali Amma

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    Don’t know why President forgot to wear his “Jathi Aala” True Southern Sinhala National dress on this Belaruse tour which is…….AMUDE.

    He is wearing his Trade mark Sataka “Amude Lensuwa” Amude handkerchief around his neck….but forgot to wear the Trade Mark AMUDE on this tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7nG6AbOSAg

    Wearing Amude would have attracted the world community to make Sri Lanka a Tourist destination.

    21st Century Fox.

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    Tisaranee,

    Thank you for the great article written on our Adambarakara Thatha.

    Your next project should be to write on Thatha’s wealth……You know what I mean…….

    The only reason Rajapakses are blocking CT is to supress free media and hide their Family dictatorship policies from the public. Therefore we have to stand against the absolute dictator.

    At the moment over 500 Rajapakse family Cronies run Sri Lanka’s businesses and who are in control of Business cartel in Sri Lanka. They are the only ones who have monopolised all the business deals, projects and investments in Sri Lanka.

    No other outside businessmen or investor who have no ties to Rajapakse Family are offered any Business deals, contracts,Investment opportunities or new Projects.

    According to the following Belarussian news web. Rajapakses are planning to invest in many projects in Belaruse which we are not been notified to us. It is similar to the 150 Million US dollars given to Uganda without any documents or signed contracts. This is how the cheap Mafia Basta…ds do their business deals. All in hiding and in secrecy.

    Please read the following web.

    http://www.tvr.by/eng/news.asp?id=9311&cid=15

    By Alesya Vysotskaya: The visit of Sri Lanka President once again proves the genuine interest of this South Asian republic in Belarus.

    It says……..A couple of months ago, a large Sri Lanka delegation worked in Minsk; then it was declared about the country’s readiness to invest in Belarusian projects.

    According to this report a large Sri Lankan Rajapakse Croni Business delegation team had gone to Belaruse A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, TO SEE THE POSSIBILITIES OF INVESTING IN BELARUS……., which we were never informed or notified by the media.

    We need to know who are these Businessmen who are funding these Business ventures in Belaruse……and CT should look into this.

    Who is providing money to invest in Busines projects in Belarus is questionable. Where these foreign exchange came from. CB Governer and Treasury secretary should answer to above question.

    Please read the following webs to see who are some of the Rajapakse Family Business Billioneer cronies who Monopolise Sri Lanka’s Business mafia and Trade cartel.

    http://www.lankaeagle.com/?p=7531

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    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/01/23/the-20-billionaires-of-sri-lanka%E2%80%99s-stock-market

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/130526/business-times/dhammika-has-near-50-stake-in-hayleys-45655.html

    http://www.lbfinance.com/bod.html

    http://www.ceylonist.me/2013/07/the-story-of-dhammika-perera.html

    Therefore either Tisaranee, CT or some Investigative Journalist, opposition party members or a Law Firm should investigate Rajapakses and their Crony Business Mafia Cartel operation who monopolise Sri Lanka’s business empire and should be brought to justice and to the Public scrutiny. There should be transparency in every Rajapakse Business dealings and we citizens have all the right to know about them.

    Therefore this is an urgent request for Tisaranee and every Patriot to investigate Rajapakse Family mega Business Dynasty operation and their Goon Business Cartel Empire including Black money deposits and to investigate how they are been operated both in Sri Lanka and abroad.

    All suggestions are welcome.

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