22 August, 2019

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Easter Attacks PSC: Speaker Dismisses Sirisena’s Allegations

The Speaker dismissed allegations levelled against him yesterday by President Sirisena, where he claimed the Speaker did not grant due recognition nor take any action regarding an official communique he shared with the Speaker, in which he asked for suspension of Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearings due to impact on national security.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The Speaker’s office has addressed Sirisena’s allegations in a letter,noting although Sirisena claims he ordered suspension of the PSC in a letter, it was in fact a letter from the Presidents Secretary notifying him of the concerns Attorney General had raised on impacts to ongoing cases in the Supreme Court.

The Speaker’s Office further noted taking the contents of the letter into account, measures were taken to bring it before the attention of the PSC members promptly in order to further ensure the proceedings dont result in any impact on national security. The letter notes there was no requirement for the contents regarding a select committee to be tabled before the Parliament.

The Speaker’s office also emphazises on the fact that he is not authorized to suspend hearings of the PSC and its sole authority lies with the Parliament.

We publish below the letter in full:

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    Blind Eagle, I know that we cannot straighten balla’s valuge. Despite all my explanations still you believe that Sinha-Ley were the only natives? How else I can educate you. I know it is difficult and that is why standardisation was brought by media basis and Sinha-Ley with lower marks were chosen. So-called Sinha-Ley are Veddhas, Yakkas and Nagas. Sinhala derived from Vedda language, Pali, Sanskrit and Thamil all except one from India. Buddhism from India. So-called Sinha-Ley culture from India. Deiyos from India. But when you say India it is mainly Dravida Desham and Dravida desham was Illankai too. This Lanka, Sri lanka are all later invention. I have no doubt that Buddism flourished in the hands of the natives of lanka, mainly Nagas, Yakkas and later with the evolution of the mixed parentage Sinhala language in the hands of sinhalas. Dravida nadu, lanka, nagas, yakaks, even veddas, are all part of the blend, a part of evolution and interaction. Do you know that the genetic makeup of Veddas, present day sinhalas, Dravidians and those natives in Andaman, Malaysia (orang asli) are all similar. Do you know that even your imaginary northern India Aryan race too have the genetic makeup? So many words from Vedda to Sinhala (that is what some claim Sinhala to be a unique non-existent language elsewhere). There are later on Thamil speaking veddas and Sinhala speaking veddas. But mind you Blind, no vedda words got into Thamil and that shows the antiquity of Thamil basha in Lanka and elsewhere. Instead, so many vedda words got into sinhala, and what does it imply? Sinhala was just a growing local language by borrowing from Vedda, Pali, sanskrit and Thamil. It does not matter Blind, and that is how people and cultures and languages and religions evolve. It is a normal process. If you understand this truth then you will get rid of your inferiority complex, fear, uncertainty, imagination and even hallucinations.

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    Contd…to Blind Eagle….

    Indeed humans existed in Lanka for more than easily half a million years and have no doubt about that but for heaven sake they are not sinhalas. That is where your sickness is. The Balangoda man is relatively more recent, around 35000 years old. But not sinhalas! A’pura kingdom, yes, by natives of Lanka, but not Sinhalas. Inscriptions in Brahmi Thamil found in A’Pura and even the south in the early part of CE but never sinhala or even so-called Sinhala Brahmi. Dont mix up Blind that the natives of lanka are sinhalas. Dont mix up A’pura and Pollonaruwa kingdoms to Sinhalas. Dont mix up Buddhism with Sinhalas. You are getting mixed up owing to your ignorance, racism, refuse to know and learn and heavy bias. So-called standardisation mentality. Moda blind, we all are, you and me and Karunanithy, and Sinhabahu are all natives of Lanka. So give up your most foolish stupidity and grow up. This is what happens when you read Divaina to know about the Sinhala history?

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      Today Geneticaly weak so called Sinhalese are afraid their own shadows.

      Strong built society with a strong Gene will stand up for any crises.

      Look at the,pathetic state of this Modayas government still kowtow to Bedouin Arabs has no back home to challenge Bedouin .

      After comic book Mahavamda now Devaina write more jokes .Genetically weak Modayas believe .

      Cheers

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        Cholan,
        “After comic book Mahavamda”
        Demalu write sarcastic things about Mahawamsa because Demalu do not have any document like Mahawamsa to show their presence in Sinhale.

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      Nathan,
      Definitely Demalu have not lived in Sinhale. If Portuguese, Dutch and British did not bring slaves from Malabar, the present Demala population is around 3%. That 3% is from the Demalu who came with invaders and were allowed to stay in this country by Sinhala Kings.

      We do not learn history from Divaina. We have Mahawamsa, Deepawamsa, Bodhiwamsa and several other books that gives the history of Sinhale. Demalu do not have any such documented history. A recent book is:
      ‘Sri Lankawe Adi Ethihasaya’ by Raj Somadeva, Katru Publishers.

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    I wonder how many are aware of some projects that were recently opened with pomp and honor were infact funded in millions of dollars from the so called (bogey man Wahabis ,a none existent bogus term created by certain bogus socalled Muslim.sects indulging in.minting illcit money minting ) .
    This must end Sri.lanka must call.upon.the Saudi.Embassy.and request them.to.send a delegation.of their religous scholars to explain.about the continued accusations made about Wahabism.
    And the latest joke is a Mosque Imam accussing Haleem’s relative of being a Wahab extermist.
    I am.becoming more supicious of such Muslim.groups now and fear them.more than.the so.called fake Wahabi,simply because all.of them.want.to.protect the ISIS by.a bogus term.Wahabism.when.the truth.is they(The terorists) are clearly mentioned by name and full.discrption.given.in.detail.in.the most high.authority.of Their own.teadtional.sources of Sahi.buhari.hadees.and while the term Kwarijs are mentioned by.name and their discription.matches 100% .with all.Islamic terororists today ,Why are some Muslims hell.bent in.covering.with.a name Wahabi.which is not even.mentioned in.the.most Authentic Hadees?
    The intteligence services must start to.investigate.these.groups who are hell.bent on.this term.they should check.from.where their funding.is comming and what are their activities.
    Its the goverment’s duty to give Saudi the benifit of the doubt.to clear this misconception.
    Its shameful.to.take their money in.millions and behave in.this way.
    The government must not loose sight.on.global.diplomacy wheather.its Israel or Saudi –
    The government.must not let religous groups to.abuse the government or country to.achieve their religously political.agendas .
    We must remain.the Switzerland of South.Asia subcontinent.and continue our diplomacy with all.nations while protecting our nation.from.all.threats not just Terorism.

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      Muslim .for justice and truth

      Please don’t blame me for dragging Wahabism into CT! Ask K A Sumanasekera, he is the one calling me a Wahabi.
      I’m am innocent, go catch and Sword or decapitate K A S. Aka(. Kingsley Appuhamyge DonJuan Sumanasekera, he’s the one suffering with amnesia and heart problems. About to get admitted to Mt Elizabeth Singapore to be in the next bed to hold the hand of his master blaster apparently gone through Coronary Bypass surgery.
      Yes God is Great , karma is a bitch will hitch and stitch. He! He!!

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      muslim.for justice and truth / June 10, 2019,

      “This must end Sri.lanka must call.upon.the Saudi.Embassy.and request them.to.send a delegation.of their religous scholars to explain.about the continued accusations made about Wahabism.”

      “And the latest joke is a Mosque Imam accussing Haleem’s relative of being a Wahab extermist.”

      All Wahhabis are extremists. They follow Satan, Devil, Iblis. For them Islam, means Submission, Submission to Satan.
      For the Muslims, Sufis, Islam means submission to God. That is the difference.

      There are non Sufi suicide bombers. Only Wahhabi suicide bombers.

      A very good idea. Ask the Wahhaabi Salafi Saudis as t why the Wahhabi Salafis prefer April 21st a the killing day

      On April 21, 1802 12,000 Wahhabies kill 5,000 Shia Muslims in Karabala, Iraq.

      .On April 21, 2019 Wahhabie-Salafi Clones ISIS, Tauheed Jamat kill 300 in Sri Lanka.

      The authentic prescient Hadith of Najd from Bukhari and Muslim say that , that the Horn of Satan will rise from Najd- Riyadh (Saudi) Arabia .

      Just Google Hadith of Najd. You will understand.

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    End of the road for Sirisena. I think he’s gone made. He should take te fullest responsibity for the death of 250 + people in Easter Sunday terror attack for not act accordingly after the intellegence reports pin pointed the attack well before advance. All he was doing looking at the roof later claimed ‘I don’t know, I got to know through the papers’. Sorrysena!

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    This childish display of ‘mine is bigger than yours’ between two 70 yr and 80 yr old men is getting a bit disgusting and tiring.
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    It is clear that the president has AG’s advice giving supremacy to his orders while the speaker is acting on UNP lawyers’ advice saying otherwise.
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    The result is national security and economy is going to the dogs.
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    Are we heading back to the blood sucking colonialism days as some leftovers are suggesting?

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    Readers must google & read about funding Sri lanka Projects by socalled wahabi countries .

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    Else where it says the Adviser to the SPeaker is a USA govt Employee who was a former diplomat of Sri lanka to USA, GENEVA and India. HE and Mangala samaraweera had pressured the Defence Minister to speed up the ACSA.

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    This Speaker, the man of courage should be next President of Sri Lanka. He will bring not only sanity but more importantly respect to the Land.

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    The 225 member HR should have impeached MR after his Constitutional Violation which was clearly stamped by the SC by a unanimous judgement. Ranil should have initiated when he had the support of the majority of members of the HR and Civil Society who fought against the undemocratic executive action of MR to remove the lawfully elected PM and appoint MR. As Brother Charles mentions media and TV are responsible for this mess and undue publicity to fake news and fake individuals who are trying to be saviors but actually traitors. Politicians are only trying to create a wedge between harmoniously living communities to get their votes not for a moment thinking of the colossal damage to the country: people and the economy. May God protect and guide our beautiful motherland and save it from opportunists: timesavers and hypocrites. If Sri Lanka is to prosper and be like the era during Dudley Senanayake, we should jointly take a decision to ban not only N.Tawheed J but also BBS and all extremist evil forces in society with a strict law. Completely eradicate these satans of society and save our future generation.

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      What nonsense!!! PM shall be appointed by the President. Parliament has absolutely no authority in the president’s decision of selecting a PM. General elections are only held to select MPs and not for selecting PMs. President can appoint anyone from the parliament whom he thinks has the support of majority of MPs as the new PM. Now MR was LAWFULLY appointed by the president as the new PM. There is no question about the legality. If Ranil thought it was illegal then He should’ve immediately gone to the supreme court to complain. He didn’t. Instead he tried to play victim by holding protests and media circuses. BTW SC only judged on the president’s decision to dissolve Parliament and ruled it unconstitutional. SC never said removing Ranil was illegal. Contrary to what Ranil and his followers believe.

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