16 October, 2021

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Duminda Signal: A Nation Will Fall Not So Much Upon Economic Wreckage But When It Loses Its Moral Compass

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“..when society loses a sense of right and wrong; a sense of justice, then all hell will break lose in a new dysfunctional dystopia where every man will be a wolf to the other”

Not in My Dreams

Duminda Silva, convicted murderer, has been pardoned and released to society. The way this government has been behaving, that was expected. That within moments this man would be installed in high office was not expected. The release was disastrous; awarding him right royal positioning into official respectability wasn’t in my dreams. A humiliating slap in the face of ordinary law-abiding citizens.

There are many other prisoners in death-row who looked askance and rightly demanded that they be released, too. They went on a hunger strike; but, then, what impact can prisoners in a closed prism have on the society outside? Government knows this and they decided to ignore that justifiable plea.

Power to Pardon

The president has the power to pardon but such a big step requires a manifest procedure; I repeat, that must be manifest. With every inch of power goes responsibility and accountability to the people. Government spokesperson, Keheliya Rambukwella, just tells us that the procedure had been followed but he refuses to establish that claim. Furthermore, Keheliya’s own record isn’t incredibly great and many of his public utterances do not deserve a ten rupee note (does such note still exist?) Keheliya called the striking “teachers’ kaalakanniyas” but some days after that he said that he really had referred to them as divinities. One needs divine help to understand this bearded dark man who, only less than a decade ago came here to Melbourne and, like a leopard sensing a victim, leaped from his hotel room to the adjoining one; fell and broke his leg

Pohottuwa Material

Well, that seems to represent the kind of material that Pohottuwa or Satakaya politicians are.The cliched adage ‘birds of a feather fly together,’ appears to be an apt description of a dynamic that explains the association of overwhelming numbers of Rajapaksa ministers and members of parliament.

A decent and impartial observer can see in all these a general phenomenon of a party and government that has hopelessly lost its moral compass. Wonder if they ever had one!

I still have the video of MPs of the Satakaya club during Yahapalanaya government, rampaging in parliament, throwing chairs and chilli powder toward the Speaker’s direction and shouting foul language. The then former President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not think of pulling up these boisterous  morons or apologising on their behalf.

Absence of Moral Compass

The point is that Mahinda himself has been an amoral character; a person to whom issues of right and wrong do not matter. Such individuals are referred to as being amoral. During his tenures in office Mahinda  Rajapakse and his corps have come to adapt to that way of conduct, and thereby convey to ordinary society the supreme truth that might is right.

Probably Duminda Silva himself is seen by Mahinda, by his President-brother, by many other relatives in the governing circle and, of course, by his  cohorts in such a light. The cohorts gather 24 hours around him wagging their tails in order to evince pleasure at anything the masters utter.

This kind of ethic is infectious and can make even decently brought up learned scholars like Professor GL Peiris join the band wagon. GL is himself, sad to me and to those others who had a high regard for him, a convinced backer of this bandwagon of ugly men and women

Sociopaths

The lack of a moral compass; the absence of feeling for what others may feel and the disregard for hurting others is a symptom that also distinguishes the psychopath and sociopath. These two close types in abnormal psychology have the lack of empathy or feeling for others as a common characteristic-the sociopath less immediately dangerous and the psychopath unpredictably dangerous. We hardly observe this kind of sociopathic disregard for others among politicians of the opposition today. The Yahapalanaya government never had it. On the other hand, the Pohottuwa behaviour has hit a new low in Sri Lankan politics.

The case of Duminda dramatically shows that, like Covid-19, all Pohottuwa/Satakaya types are dangerously infected by the dysfunctional and debilitating sociopathy. Like Covid-19, again, this infection will percolate down to society at large infecting and crushing the very moral fibre that kids from the days of their Dhamma classes/ Sunday School classes have acquired under the example of their teachers. Our temples, churches and mosques have for centuries been exuding a formidable ethos of civilised decency. The kids who were schooled that way, are now grown up to believe that they have been gulping bunkum. It doesn’t matter if you murder so long as you can get away.  Getting away from foul acts is the new heroism.

This is the surest cause of our nation’s failure. True, Sri Lanka is in the doldrums as far as its economy goes. We are caught in a deadly debt trap; we have no foreign reserves; employment is falling; cost of living is catapulting; oil tanks outside in the harbour waiting to be paid in dollars; no economic growth despite minister Cabral’s periodic ‘forecasts’; Covid-19 is murdering our population with no end in sight. Yet, our people will survive, somehow. On the other hand when society loses a sense of right and wrong; a sense of justice, then all hell will break lose in a a dysfunctional dystopia where every man will be a wolf to the other

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  • 53
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    Immoral racists give absolute power to amoral leaders and call it patriotism/nationalism

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      The picture at the top is a still from the forthcoming Sillywood movie:
      The Kovil Poosari and the Murderer

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        Ajay

        “The picture at the top is a still from the forthcoming Sillywood movie:
        The Kovil Poosari and the Murderer”

        A mass murderer and the murderer perhaps.

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          Native Vedda:
          What you say is factually true. I was more interested in alluding to the theory doing the rounds in anthropology circles for some years now. Some scholars believe the Rajapaksas are descendants of Poosaris who came from Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. It is claimed that the Ruhunu kings who ruled during the 11th century brought these Poosaris at the request of the Iyars in charge of the Hindu temples in their kingdom. The Tamil Iyars who also came from India earlier wanted to introduce witchcraft, devil worship, exorcism, voodoo, etc to the locals in order to make their temples economically viable. Now doesn’t Mahinda, with his costume, talismans, facial hair and make up, look exactly the part? That was my point.

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            I do not think they originated from Tamil Nadu but from somewhere in South East Asia. Most probably Malacca or some part of Indonesia, during the Dutch period, just look at their features. Secondly Iyers/Iyengars are Brahmins and Brahmin priests do not indulge in witchcraft, devil worship, exorcism, voodoo etc. However there are many native largely low caste priests who indulge in these practices. This is part of the folk worship and commonly called Chevennai in Sri Lanka it is called Chuniyam

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      Picture s worth thousands words..
      .
      Both have committed high crimes. Mahindas face is not clear the stupid
      majority because it is still covered by the banner ” fake war victory “.
      .
      Granny s were used to call it ” my dear son, birds of a feather flock together ” . The kind of high criminal s would nt be able to leave away their criminal partners. Simply tasteless Mahinda politics. 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe ,

    There is no point in crying now: Ceylon, Now Sri Lanka lost its moral compass in 1948 when the British handed over power to the majority Sinhalese.

    Tamils have since then been at the receiving end of a country that lost its moral compass. Over 72 years so many atrocities have been heaped on Tamils.

    As a climax they saw at the end of the war in 2009, 149,000 innocent Tamils mercilessly murdered in Muillivaaikkal. No justice to them still despite the International Community calling for it.

    President, Prime minister and many security force personnel are mass murderers walking freely and leading the country!

    It is no surprise to me that they will pardon and recruit more murderers to join this immoral regime. It is not amoral, it is immoral!.

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      Thiru,
      “…Sri Lanka lost its moral compass in 1948 when the British handed over power to the majority Sinhalese.”

      Who really lost moral compass? Is it Tamils who massacred Native Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s and chemical weapons to grab a part of the country of Sinhalayo to create a separate State for the laborers who came to Yapanaya to work for colonial rulers or Sinhalayo who accommodated Tamils in their country when they were abandoned by their colonial Masters and eventually became victims of atrocities committed by Tamil terrorists?

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        EE,
        This does not make sense, is utter crap. I cannot believe such comments from people who held esteemed positions in Leading Publication House. That was not a reputed publication though so claimed. it was parallel Government Gazette for propaganda purposes only!
        No wonder, passed muster

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          Mahila,
          Please don’t promote EE as a journalist. He wasn’t. He is currently employed by the Toronto Sanitation Administration.

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          Mahila,
          Instead of saying what I wrote does not make sense, give me one good reason why it does not make sense and it is crap.
          —-
          “This does not make sense, is utter crap.”

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            EE,
            Good question.
            The answer lies in your ref:
            “Is it Tamils who massacred Native Sinhala men, women, children and even unborn babies using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s,…………….. Yapanaya to work for colonial rulers or Sinhalayo who accommodated Tamils…………when they were abandoned by their colonial Masters and eventually became victims of atrocities committed by Tamil terrorists?”
            This reference is applicable, if it merits any worth at all, post 1974/75 period, murder of Alfred Duraiyappa and Inspector Bastiampillai and 3 other policemen in Mannar.
            Definitely, not from 1948 as implied by you.
            Fog headed Eagle of no relevance to your claim this happened since 1948 by implication of your comment to Thiru is of no relevance, except parroting your Mantra which has no basis of truth.
            Even Goebbels failed to make it stick in 1940’s during WW!!, of his fake victory by repetition.
            I am sure your repeating falsehoods cannot make it stick now either.
            That is why it is Crap.
            Trust that is enough explanation, to get it through any barrier of any thickness.
            Hopefully sanity prevails at the end.
            You have and appear to be clamouring on to something w/o historical basis to support the claim.

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              Mahila,
              Instead of beating around the bush tell me:
              1. Native Sinhalayo accommodated Dravidians brought to Sinhale/Sri Lanka by colonial rulers, gave them citizenship and allowed them to settle down in their country. Yes or No.
              2. Descendants of those Dravidians who settled down in Sinhale/Sri Lanka passed Vaddukkodei Resolution to create a separate State, declared war against Sinhala Nation and massacred Sinhalayo for three decades to grab part of their country. Yes or No.
              —-
              “…except parroting your Mantra which has no basis of truth.”

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                EE,
                1) Your reference,
                “Native Sinhalayo accommodated Dravidians brought to Sinhale/Sri Lanka by colonial rulers”,
                Question 1 is ‘constructed’ to be factually incorrect based on wrong presumption – because the Colonial rulers advent to Sri Lanka, was post 1496/1505 AD and not before.
                NO

                2) Your reference
                “Descendants of those(?) Dravidians who settled down in Sinhale/Sri Lanka passed Vaddukkodei Resolution to create a separate State”.
                Question 2 is ‘constructed’ to be factually incorrect, based again on wrong presumption – because the “Vaddukoddai resolution” was as the name implies, in Vaddukoddai, Jaffna, by inhabitants thereof, descendants of the Jaffna Kingdom, whose ancestors, ceded the Jaffna Kingdom to the “western colonial, imperialists”, almost 500 years ago, after a war.
                How could citizens become imported by someone who, “came after them to conquer them?
                What a Fantasy? Figment of ones imagination; Fertile mind, running riot.
                That cannot root as a Fact, notwithstanding who is uttering it. Attempt to rewrite history! Is it?
                Answer NO.
                You have the answers now.
                Thanks for your entertainments up to now and no more. Humour, you may have thought it was, but it was utter Hubris.
                Please treat this as terminal response as there is no point continuing this discourse with someone keeps on chanting a mantra and not see reason.

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      When did Sri Lanka really have a moral compass? Remember all the race riots? Looting, rapping, burning people alive.. First during the decades of war the country deserted the civilians and left them at the mercy of the rebels. Then

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        After it built it’s military it murdered and jailed the same civilians that if failed. What did the Sinhala Buddhist do they elected war criminals with a majority . These a’holes deserve everything they get.

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          Burt,
          You cannot blame all Sinhala Buddhists and singled out.
          Blame is to be attributed to the 6.9 Million voters, of which majority was Sinhala Buddhists, but included other ethnic and religious background. Tamils, Muslims, Malays, Sinhalese Catholics, misled by misinformed priests/clerics.
          This is shortcoming of uneducated, low intellect voter base being give universal suffrage!

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            Mahila,
            Perhaps it would be a good idea to give the four-legged buffaloes two votes each to balance the 2 legged ones?

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              OC,
              No wonder
              Bawa the famous architect, designer of Kotte Parliament, didn’t think of it because that possibility was not present in 1978.
              This is the deterioration set in post that period of parliamentary democracy.
              Anyway ‘Tom Buffooneries’ was not a recognised past time then!
              Post 2004, it was indeed a tragedy.
              Those men and women of astute integrity and sound in Mind, Heart and Body, to serve Sri Lankans are no more.
              Even the last legend of that educated legendary prodigy is no more a personae of utmost purity though has managed to slither in to the august assembly

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              The Parliament access has to be modified, i understand from the various reports. they want additional funds to modify

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            Mahila,
            “This is shortcoming of uneducated, low intellect voter base being give universal suffrage!”
            —-
            Get the f out without insulting voters in Sri Lanka. Guys suffering from ‘Defeat-syndrome’ blame Sinhala Buddhists who elected Rajapakshes because they do not want the leaders who gave a humiliating defeat to Demalu returning to rule this country again.

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              EE,
              Your reference,
              Quote,
              Get the f out without insulting voters in Sri Lanka.
              Unquote.
              You seem to be in a mood to complement Fog eyed Eagle!
              You want me to “f out”.
              I do not want to stand in for you, because you cannot do on your own. Try somebody else for a change, who may please you and accommodate your wish and stand-in.
              Your declaration that you are beyond that space by age and thought is very clear.
              Anyway, Fog headed Eagle and A whole some presumptive proponent of ill thought blurts of repetition of baseless assertions, is not helpful.
              Change it to stick to historical facts and you may make it stick.
              To be forthright, my belief is that the SL voters are intelligent in the main educated sector.
              However, there is the ‘majority’, who get carried away by ½ a Bottle of Gal arrack and ‘Bath parcel’, who are the menace and believe below the IQ level to have the power to elect representatives to govern SL. (Proof Ceylon Daily News and Observer 1965 to date)
              That is the majority of the 6.9 million!

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              EE,
              Here is the outcome of the electors representatives (MP’s and Ministers, by the very intelligent 6.9 million limited and not all 12.5 million voters of SL) who order fuel and tankers loaded going up and down Indian Ocean Sea lanes around SL waiting for sellers to give the go ahead to dock in CMB Harbour, awaiting the receipt of a Irrevocable, Confirmed, Workable (want of US $ in the Kitty – SL treasury and Central bank, once headed by Presidents Secretary PBJ – in case someone trots up an excuse, lack of knowledge)
              In that respect, we need remediation.
              To make the LC’s work you don’t need Rocket scientists – Only GCE O/L would suffice – so that, Moody’s do not down grade rating.
              That is if the fogginess disperses and sanity prevails in SL

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            Manila,
            .
            It is just sinhalaya would nt care even if their lovely ones would have been hurt on broad day light.mindset of the 6 9mios are made so that the can live up mlechcha politics of Rajapakshes and their backlicker s. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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          Burt,
          Sinhala Buddhists did not elect war criminals. They did elect leaders who got rid of Tamil terrorists who committed most heinous war crimes and crimes against humanity by massacring Native Sinhalayo for three decades to grab a part of their country to create a separate State.
          —-
          “What did the Sinhala Buddhist do they elected war criminals with a majority .”

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    Gota not only pardon Duminda but also pardon himself, his brothers, his nephews, LTTE Deputy leader Karuna, another deputy leader Pilliyan, LTTE international leader KP, a child murderer. Sri Lanka is a proud country to hand over the country to two Americans to do the pardon. This is the one only achievement so far of Gota. More to come. This is called Buddhism.

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      Maha Sangha could have played a positive role in steering leaders and people along the correct path when they deviated, but were silent accepting their huge gifts from them and hence are answerable for the current state. Hirupressure on leader crushed his brains.

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        Maha Sangha is the main reason for where the country finds itself now and if the country is to redeem itself to being a thriving democracy, not only should the country rid itself of corrupt racist politicians, it should also steer well clear of people from such religious institutions.

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      “This is called Buddhism.”
      —-
      These dumbos want to drag Buddhism to every damn thing. May be due to some sort of a mental problem.

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        EE,

        LOL!

        Have you ever lived in SL?

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        EE,
        “These dumbos want to drag Buddhism to every damn thing. May be due to some sort of a mental problem.”
        Because you call SL a Sinhala Buddhist country.

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        Let’s be honest Buddhism as practiced has been a curse for SRI LANKA.
        Keep all religion out of politics and remove Buddhism ‘s foremost place from the constitution.

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        EE,
        You seem to be seriously looking at a mirror Now! Be careful other skeletons from the sacred cabinet of yours, may tumble out exposing the emptiness of thought, mind and heart, without your realising it

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        EE,
        You seem to be seriously looking at seeking self truth. Very good attempt and hopefully, I pray that the triple gem will help you achieve your aspirations.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “These dumbos want to drag Buddhism to every damn thing. May be due to some sort of a mental problem.”

        You have just scored your ‘Same Side Goal’.
        Be careful next time around.

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    Covid-19 is murdering our population with no end in sight
    ————-
    How can something that does not exist murder people?

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    Duminda Silva, convicted murderer, has been pardoned and released to society.
    ————–
    He was never in a real jail cell to begin with. He was simply staying off the radar in some mansion. If they did ‘execute’ him it would have been faked and he would have been given a new name with new documents and possibly sent abroad.
    He is part of the freemasonic (illuminati) ruling classes of sri lanka. They are constantly staging theatrics in many forms to fool the public.

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      Couple of years ago I have seen him at a back of a black car, perhaps wrong?

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    thereby convey to ordinary society the supreme truth that might is right
    ————-
    Actually it was the racist members of the majority who wanted the rajapaksas in power to enforce the ‘might is right’ on minorities. What they didnt count on was it being inflicted on them also.

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    Unlike Mangala helped to a Southern woman, Hezbollah did not help Rizana come out of Saudi alive (A Muslim Child). But he offed a NSF check of 10,000 in a stage, to parents. Hakeem would have paid his Blood Money to Royals to have him released from Kumari’s case (A Sinhala young woman). Rishard may be following the suite (A Tamil child). These men treat women as qurbani objects. Other than Germany, where a lady is the Chancellor, no country supports these Lankawe Muslim leaders. Chanakian was one of the first one to ask Aanduwa to tell the truth to people, instead of using this murder to extort blood money and parliamentary vote for 20A alike. I think, instead of people protesting in front Rishard’s house, the activists should stand in front of Dalada Maligawa and demand the Ayatollahs to take punishment for promoting Hitler as Appeh King. In the North running over a person with a vehicle does not read anything different from the Tale of Two Cities, other than throwing a coin, running away with the victim’s valet. The Sinhala Buddhist culture is now have spread to all communities by the Rapist Army and Kleptocracy political system.
    Viva Lankawe!

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    Not only pardoned,gives him a top govnt ………..this guy gives a toss he got US citizenship …he knows where his future is ……well done our holy Sangam …..

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    Add to more is lift up the saffron and gives a good w…g

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    A man is judged by his own actions….agreed? So when Gotabaya releases and promotes a murderer, the minority racists blame the entire Sinhala Buddhist majority, Buddhism, and the Sangha.

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      Paul

      “So when Gotabaya releases and promotes a murderer, the minority racists blame the entire Sinhala Buddhist majority, Buddhism, and the Sangha.”

      Alright how could you not blame the Sinhala/Buddhists when he and his fellow racists and war criminals claim to belong to Sinhala/Buddhism and being Sinhala/Buddhist. Why don’t you tell those racists/crooks/murderers to p**s off.
      These crooks, murderers, rapists, ….. war criminals find Sinhala/Buddhism a fine place to hide.
      As far as I know the phrases Sinhala/Buddhism and Sinhala/Buddhists were coined by the Public Racist Anagarika Dharmapala about 100 so years ago, a new political identity.
      The other other alleged war criminals Sarath Fonseka told National Post in 2008
      “I strongly believe that this country belongs to the Sinhalese but there are minority communities and we treat them like our people,”
      “We are also a strong nation … They can live in this country with us. But they must not try to, under the pretext of being a minority, demand undue things.”

      Now Paul I don’t want to bore you with quotes after quotes to show you that you have a strong noisy dimwit racist minority who claims to belong to manufactured political identity. When will you stop them from identifying themselves with false pretentious identities.

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      P
      Sad that it is a pattern in comments here by many Tamils.
      But there are a few Sinhala racists too who constantly insult Tamils.
      Very childish.
      CT is thus not the place for sane discussion of sensitive matters.
      Its contribution to ethnic harmony is negative.

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        SJ you are right and I agree with all the points you raise completely.

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          Paul & SJ,

          Best to engage with each commenter to bridge the gap if you feel something is unfair. Engage with tact and strategy… I am figuring it out myself.

          No point in whining about it. Whining is ineffective.

          I recall a few here who have clarified when countered.

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          Paul

          “SJ you are right and I agree with all the points you raise completely.”

          When you start agreeing with SJ that is the begining of the end of civilisation as we know it.

          One day you wake up to see Chinese soldiers distributing Mao’s red book to each and every one of us who have decided remain in this island, will be “encouraged” wear Mao cap Mao suit, eat with chop stick, sing the patriotic song

          Socialism is Good, …………………….. :
          Socialism is good, socialism is good!
          People of socialist countries have high social status.
          Reactionaries are overthrown, Imperialism tucks its tail and flees.
          The entire country is united setting of a tide in socialist construction.

          The Communist Party is good! The Communist Party is good!
          The Communist Party is a good leader for the people.
          It keeps its promises and works wholeheartedly for the people.
          Firmly adhere to the Communist Party in the assured construction, the assured construction, of our great motherland!
          ….
          ….
          ..
          https://lyricstranslate.com

          Be vigilant, you don’t want to be sent to remote farms,
          end up in China’s boot-camps for internet addicted teenagers,
          Fat Camp, Reeducation camp, ………………. or end up being a member of Chinese Communist party.

          SJ will justify anything Chinese.

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        SJ,
        Who is Childish? Do you think all the Sinhalese who blame the Gota for the release of murders are Tamils? Do you know how many Tamils salute or praise those Buddhist Priests who write articles that highlights Buddhist principles? I have not come across in this forum any Tamil blame Lord Buddha or Buddhist teachings. Of course there more Tamils in this forum and a few Sinhalese. Further most of the Sinhalese do not want to talk about Buddhist priests who violate buddhist morals because they may have to face similar situation like what happened to Ranjan Ramanayaka.

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      Paul,

      Have u ever been in SL? I doubt it.

      In SL all Sinhalese call all Tamils and Muslims racists.
      In SL all Tamils call all Sinhalese and Muslims racists.
      In SL all Muslims call all Sinhalese and Tamils racists.

      Yet the greedy crowds want to keep the island as a ONE nation. Hilarious!

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      Paul,
      We don’t blame the entire Sinhala Buddhists. We blame the entire 6.9M voters that includes all the ethnicity.

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      Paul,
      Yes, you are right a man is judge by his own actions. a man selected or elected by the nation to govern the nation do something immoral or inhumane and it affects the principles of Buddhism and buddhists and there is responsibility on the Buddhist leadership and true Buddhists to correct or stop the man who selected or elected. If they fail to do that means they are agreeing with that wrongs or immoral and inhumane action of that man. It is not about Gotabaya releasing the murderer or Kanthan raping a woman, it is the power of the president that was misused. Understand the difference between racism and criticism.

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    Yes, I remember that bizarre incident very vividly because it was like an episode of Peter Sellers’ absurd sketch comedy. It still makes me laugh. I recall it whenever I get the blues and it always works. The guy was not used to the kind of good quality whiskey that was offered by the classy host. After a few shots he went nuts and became uncontrollably horny. Next thing you know, he thought he might get lucky and jumped into the balcony of the adjacent flat. He tripped and went crashing down like a bumbling ape and broke his leg. The next day the local Melbourne neighbourhood newspaper reported that the sole occupant of the adjacent flat was a 90-year-old bedridden man in diapers.

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      Ajay

      It was instincts & nothing to do with the next door occupant. Apparently the person in question was dozing when he heard the door being opened. Quick as a flash, he got out of bed & jumped from the balcony, the only way out from the room. After the fall only he realised he was in his own room & needn’t have jumped out.

      Anyway, we are deviating from the subject. Its just a minor faux par compared to other serious antics of the political cronies of this regime.

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      Ajay,
      Well said.
      Kind of ‘Bravado’ possibly runs in the genes.
      A close relative of him tried a similar antique, to open the door of the aircraft he was travelling in from West Indies, after imbibing fine Scotch served by the airhostess, drunk in mid-flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
      If that has been successful, it would have resulted not on that individuals’ limbs being affected, but death, loss and destruction of the entire plane load of sportsman and the aircraft too.
      The alert passenger in the adjoining seat saved them all
      When inquired as to why he tried opening the exit door, his response was, “To go to the Toilet”.
      Not realising 36,000 feet down to the surface Ocean! Definitely not 1 story high by any Mantra!

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    The following philosophical phrases are noted, namely, “Losing Moral Compass” and “Loss of sense of right and wrong”, meaning the same thing. I think Shyamon was a senior public servant in Sri Lanka during the time of Her Ceylonese Majesty was at the helm and perhaps during the early part of the First Republic of Sri Lanka. He saw the rot was gradually creeping in. Whatever be the reason, Shyamon migrated and there in down under. There are problems in the assumed greener pastures but ultimately the right prevails over the wrong. The party-political leadership must practice simplicity and they are first among equals. Australia continues with the fine practices of UK such as “Pomp must be separated from power”. Here we elect a set of political aristocrats who believe that the taxpayer’s money is for them, wanting both the pomp and the power. Today, we blast about Duminda. Where were we when a convicted rapist was pardoned, made a Justice of Peace, and became a collector of money for admission of children to good schools? For some, even the fart of the Tricky Dick was full of aroma. JRJ or NGR both were WRONG.

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    Jayasinghe , you are so one sided.

    While every right thinking man will condemn Duminda Silva appointment to a public office, we must never forget that the Rajapakse way of doing things was made possible, even justified, by your main hero Ranil.

    If Basil appointment as finance minister is like giving a chicken to a fox, what do you think of Ravi K appointment by Ranil as finance minister ?

    If Duminda appointment is bad, what do you think of Mahendran appointment , a shadowy Ranil financier, and father- in- law of a Bond dealer who was already in to crooked deals with Cabrall of the earlier regime ?

    When the scandal blew up Ranil not only sabotaged the parliamentary inquiry, but also ridiculed the concept of an inquiry by appointing 3 UNP lawyers to investigate.!

    After all the revelations, Ranil even dared to nominate Mahendran for a second term !

    He also connived in Mahendran’s escape to Singapore

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      deepthi silva

      RK & his despicable lot were engaged in white collar crime, which I don’t condone, but Duminda Silva was a drug lord & a convicted murderer, therefore, cannot be compared in the same vain. Previously, a murderer convicted of brutally slitting the throats of innocent civilians & children was pardoned on the grounds of doing his job during a war (collateral damage) & even hailed as a ‘ranaviru’ but what is the reasoning behind Silva’s pardon? Miscarriage of justice? Next in line is Sajin Vass for being incinerated on false evidence. Where will this pardoning without impunity end? If the trend continues, we can expect Duminda Silva to open shop selling drugs in his housing complex & Sajin Vass an office with a name board outside advertising ‘Hitmen for Hire’.

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    Not true Shyamon.

    Look at USA, Germany, China, India, Russia, Saudi, Turkey, UK, France, Japan? What morality. A history of genocide.

    On the other hand Tamil Elam a highly moral country went to bits despite that.

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    Meanwhile Mr. Jayasinghe’s idol RW has quietly slithered into parliament through the backdoor. He has , for reasons best known to himself , always been hand in glove with the miscreants and is hugely responsible for the predicament faced by the citizens of this country today .

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    What is there to fall. The country is completely fallen into garbage. No way it can be salvaged. We are getting podi loans from B’Desh, Pakistan, Maldives, Gabon, wherever who are prepared to give. We are, this cursed Dukka Deepa, is only left behind with morons like Blind Eagle and HLD. On the other hand Tamil diaspora is trying to buy the country by outbidding Chinese. But I think they are going to waste their money. This country is ungovernable.

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    Well, the majority of people voted this lot in, didn’t they ?. They wanted a military-like regime , the monks yearned for a Hitler type person and they got their wish. Shouting now is not going to change anything. The picture is of doom and gloom only. The brain drain will accelerate once the pandemic comes to an end. Old pensioners like me escape to a game of sudoku or crossword puzzle during the day and a small drink on pension day.

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      Dear Cyclops:
      Only once a month … on pension day only? … … Jesus Christ … how do you survive the rest of the month? I like your cute phrase “a small drink” [Podi Adyak]. Is it due to budgetary constraints, health reasons, ethical beliefs, or spousal control? I’m just curious to know. I’m a totally non-judgemental person on these matters. Actually I feel people who enjoy drinking and do it sensibly are the best people in the world to associate with – totally different from the boring, straitlaced, stolid types. Even morally superior! Sudoku and crossword puzzles are pretty good to keep the brain active and thus prevent deterioration due to old age. So are listening to music, exercise, reading (especially CT), company, and of course moderate drinking: Podi Adyak Every Evening … … so the experts say. Take care friend!

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    EE,
    1) Your reference,
    “Native Sinhalayo accommodated Dravidians brought to Sinhale/Sri Lanka by colonial rulers”,
    Question 1 is ‘constructed’ to be factually incorrect based on wrong presumption – because the Colonial rulers advent to Sri Lanka, was post 1496/1505 AD and not before.
    NO

    2) Your reference
    “Descendants of those(?) Dravidians who settled down in Sinhale/Sri Lanka passed Vaddukkodei Resolution to create a separate State”.
    Question 2 is ‘constructed’ to be factually incorrect, based again on wrong presumption – because the “Vaddukoddai resolution” was as the name implies, in Vaddukoddai, Jaffna, by inhabitants thereof, descendants of the Jaffna Kingdom, whose ancestors, ceded the Jaffna Kingdom to the “western colonial, imperialists”, almost 500 years ago, after a war.
    How could citizens become imported by someone who, “came after them to conquer them?
    What a Fantasy? Figment of ones imagination; Fertile mind, running riot.
    That cannot root as a Fact, notwithstanding who is uttering it. Attempt to rewrite history! Is it?
    Answer NO.
    You have the answers now.
    Thanks for your entertainments up to now and no more. Humour, you may have thought it was, but it was utter Hubris.
    Please treat this as terminal response as there is no point continuing this discourse with someone keeps on chanting a mantra and not see reason.

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