4 December, 2021

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Exposé: Godahewa Cooks Fake News To Boost Gota’s Image As Efficient Administrator During Pandemic

Most Sri Lankan mainstream media outlets buzzed with the news that Sri Lanka had been “ranked 9th” in the Global Response to Infectious Diseases, as the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Adminstration rushes to gear up for ‘operation normalcy’ in order to facilitate a parliamentary election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nalaka Godahewa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Articles appeared in The Morning and Daily Mirror, claiming that “Sri Lanka Ranked 9th in Global Response to Infectious Diseases”.

The Morning newspaper owned by Derana CEO Dilith Jayaweera, and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s closest confidant claimed “Sri Lanka and its President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been ranked 9th in the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) index.”

The Daily Mirror also cited the same “GRID” ranking on the front page of the newspaper. Neither of the publications made reference to the credibility of the index or what the data was based on.

Colombo Telegraph found that the source cited in those articles was the website www.cmawebline.org, which is the website of the Certified Management Accountants, Australia.

Former SEC Chairman who was indicted on financial misappropriation and money laundering charges and who is now a candidate on the SLPP nomination list Nalaka Godahewa is the President of the Sri Lanka Chapter of Certified Management Accountants, Australia.

Interestingly, Nalaka Godahewa is the President of its Sri Lanka chapter.

A simple Google search for GRID INDEX 2020 results in only two results in reference to COVID-19. One is a link to the website of the certified management accountants Australia. The second is to The Morning newspaper, owned by Jayaweera.

According to the CMA cites the website www.healthreviewglobal as the source of its information on Sri Lanka’s handling of the pandemic, a completely unknown organization. Colombo Telegraph conducted a brief investigation about the origins of the Health Review Global website cited by CMA to qualify Sri Lanka’s approach to tackling the crisis in the internet registry.

Image 1: Search of the internet registry reveals website www.healthreviewglobal.com on which CMA “GRID Index” is based was created on March 19, 2020Using this unsubstantiated and abstract information, for reasons it knows best, the Certified Management Accountants, Australia ranked Sri Lanka as 9th on its “global ranking” of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our investigation revealed that the website had been created on March 19, 2020. (See photo below).

Instead of doing the necessary background checks, the Sri Lankan media jumped on the so-called GRID ranking circulated by the Rajapaksa Government’s chief purveyors of fake news led by Godahewa and Jayaweera and told the Sri Lankan public that their country was ranked 9th in the world for handling the pandemic.

Image 2: Sri Lanka ranks #15 in the world of countries at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: Deep Knowledge Group)

In fact the London based think tank Deep Knowledge Group has ranked Sri Lanka #15 in the world in terms of COVID19 risk level.

The DKG also ranks Sri Lanka among the lowest in the list of safe countries in the Asia Pacific. (See image below)

Image 3: Sri Lanka ranks among the lowest of countries in the Asia Pacific region to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: Deep Knowledge Group)

Sri Lanka does not rank anywhere in the top 40 of the list of Top 40 COVID-19 SAFETY COUNTRIES RANKING published by Forbes.

Although highlighted in January and February this year by the opposition and civil society, the Government claimed that there was no risk posed to Sri Lanka, and went on to dissolve Parliament and call for early elections. The Government also commissioned its musical ambassador Iraj Weeraratne to create tourism promotion videos, thereby inviting the virus into an otherwise safe Sri Lanka.

Prominent ministers laughed at suggestions that elections be postponed, claiming that they wouldn’t postpone an election they are certain of winning.

The Government is keen to rush for early elections before its absolute mismanagement of the COVID-19 issue is highlighted in the media, most of which is presently well controlled by the Government.

Speaking on the basis of confidentiality to Colombo Telegraph, two senior government doctors said that, if mandatory quarantining has been efficiently carried out, and imposed earlier on, there would have been absolutely no spread of the virus within Sri Lanka. However it appears that the Government did not take these steps as it would then have prevented the Government from dissolving Parliament early, and proceedings with early elections.

Several doctors from several Government hospitals across the island, speaking on the basis of strict confidentiality fearing reprisals and victimization, also confirmed that many patients were dying of ‘COVID-like symptoms’, but were cremated without testing for COVID. They said that it was almost certain that these patients had contracted the virus, and should be considered as COVID-19 related deaths. If these were included, they said, the COVID-19 mortality rate would be many times higher than that reported by the Government.

Thus the creation of this FakeNews comes as the regime is determined to claim it is successfully handling the COVID-19 crisis, in the midst of obvious mismanagement of the crisis by the Government.

While frontline doctors and medical staff are risking their lives to deal with COVID-19, it is a further national disaster that the Government is suppressing, distorting, and fabricating information / data for petty political gain, thereby putting the lives of citizens generally, and frontline medical workers in particular, at further risk. (by Chamika Madiwake)

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    Global Ranking of Liars.

    Sri Lanka: # 1

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2kuRAjUQ4

      In this backdrop, it ll not be easy to mislead the nation, as had been before. So the struggle of the current rulers would not be easy at all.

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        Simon De Silva,

        Thanks for the link. Yes threats to stop criticism, but a fraction of the imbeciles, mean Measured IQ 79, will fall for the FAKE news and the racism against The Muslims by connecting then to the China Corona virus, when in fact it is the Corona virus from Wuhan China.

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          Simon De Silva,

          Fake Arrests by the Govt to cover the Truth..They won’t arrest the racist liars.
          //
          A 50-year old woman has been arrested by the CID on charges of posting false and misleading content about COVID-19 on social media.
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          Police said the woman, a resident of Nalla, Divuldeniya was arrested on Thursday.
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          The suspect woman to be produced in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.
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          Meanwhile, the police said including the arrest of this woman, the CID has arrested a total of 17 individuals for posting false and misleading content on social media.
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          They said that the CID is conducting investigations to arrest such people, who post detrimental posts, videos and fake news via social media and other platforms to mislead the public to create panic among them.

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      400 people die everyday in Sri Lanka and hospitals were closed to other patients who needed operations and care because of the WHO and big Phama Coronavirus scam. So yes the death rates may be higher but not due to Corona!

      While Gota’s media are manipulating the data, the fact is the Corona is just another flu in the Tropics and there was no need to lock down the country.
      Question is WHO encouraged Bondscam Ranil who has been working closely with Gota and brothers to Write to Trump to fund corrupt WHO’s Tedoros Graybus??! ALina Teplitz trying to stay busy or what?!

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        Dodo,

        “Question is WHO encouraged Bondscam Ranil who has been working closely with Gota and brothers to Write to Trump to fund corrupt WHO’s Tedoros Graybus?”

        The Chinese President asked Gotabaya, to make the request to Trump not to stop the WHO funding, and Gotabaya in turn asked Ranil W., the leach to make the request, and he did so.

        Isn’t Gotabaya and the “Buddhist” racists trying their best to Convert the Chinese virus into a Muslim virus? Trump calls it the China virus, renamed COVID-19 virus, and stopped the WHO funding..

        A Land of imbeciles, bozos and leaches.

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      Reminds me of the best finance minister!!!

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      CT,

      Boosting Gon Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s image, who said there was no Wuhan China-19 virus, COvid-19 virus problem, with Fake News, lies and racism against the Muslims, when in fact it was the Wuhan China virus.

      How stupid are the imbeciles, mean Measured IQ 79?

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      adulation of current political leaders is rapidly declining for known reasons. They make every effort to plant blatant lies in the society so that people could easily get misled. Yesterday’s news srilanken state to be named as the 9th on the list of powerful countries to have managed the covid crisis, is a grand lie. Their news senders seem to be given special priviledges by them. People are in a strugle of living their living so they cant see the difference at all. Most of the destitute became known to the world this time than any previous times- that ours is no longer a mid incoming earning country. Those voted for the duo, seem to be highly disappointed today.
      the very same voters that voted for them are disappointed today and cornered not giving their heart feelings. It took long but this time, it seem to have worked exact. People’s awareness about so called politicians should be clear- but it is not the case in developing countries. Their thoughts and minds are not stable at all. In the past, people never reacted changing their minds so instantly. They question how could the duo forget things easily as early as 5 months. Instead of responding to them, what the duo doing is nothing but hurting the festated wounds of the destitute.

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    Now this is the kind of basic cross-checking of facts that my late father, Mervyn de Silva, who edited the Daily News, the Times and was founder-editor of the Lanka Guardian, absolutely used to insist his reporters engaged in, before any paper under his editorship ran a story, especially a major, page one story .

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      Your late father should be miles away from your thinking and nature then ?
      How come you failed to wear his SURNAME Sir ? If you found him that proud father ? If that would reveal to us under RTI, we could make our minds up – knowing your background clearly.
      We are kept in dark sofar -not knowing what ve been doing is right or wrong… just because we dont know your begining – though your best-buddy Wimal weerawansa ‘s whereabouts are known to many…

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      May your father may have had the brains to do, but you ? to sit with the most abusive men of the nation – but today to continue to be utter silent why ? Instead of being close your buddies, and show him the way, instead, you are cornered to Russian 4 walls ?
      Thanks to your father or the like – there we did not have the kind of apex of anxities came into being through irresponsible posts as being continued by Derana or other journo men today.

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      Have you followed in his footsteps, Dayan?

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        SJ,
        he ? or someone else ?
        He has followed in MR foot steps .. dont you know that ? When his father would have been alive today- Bp DJ would be speechless. no doubt about that… DJ is a mutation.. I am afraid, that is the truth about him.

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    the ideal gay surname name for this cheapest of the cheapest pavement karraya crook should and will be GONHEWA from this second onwards.
    he, along with his criminal money-making comrades similar to the jayaweera’s the access industries crowd along with the other new rich since 2005 will leave no stone unturned to ensure a landslide 2/3rd for the rajapuka’s SLPP mongrels.
    if this cruel sad victory happens the already made bankrupt by these buggers and their ilk the beleaguered nation will be a kottama uda case and a prosperous lifestyle for the much suffering in a tiny bog in a cesspit 26 million mainly poverty-stricken citizens will only be a huja barra wet dream.?
    the low coronavirus afflicted rate is mainly due to the long days of the 24 hours of the mandatory curfew which has left the poorest of the poor inhabitants to be starving to death and in their agony of hunger have made the Yakko’s are the largest curfew breakers.
    as they belong to the Yak tribe they are given police bail.
    the Muslims, the Tamils and the rest of the races are remanded without the luxury of police bail.
    if the rajapuk’s want an election they have no other choice but to do away with the curfew.
    then the hungry about to die poor folk will run helter-skelter to seek food and earn a daily wage to feed their families.
    when this takes place the number of afflicted coronavirus patients will increase, this Kotamma Uda curse of a country will not have the facilities nor the monies to treat the infected.
    a little birdy tells me that there have been tons of untested deaths of sick folk and their remains have been with the utmost haste have been got rid of by the process of cremation.

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    Godahewa is representing the Evangelical mafia in Sri Lanka. He never discloses his connections.
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    He got close to the dictator family for his own ends. THe UNP is directly under their control and they needed to gat the Rajapaks clan under control.
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    They will lick boots to achieve their aims.

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    The real purpose of having an election without delay is to undermine unpardonable crimes committed by the Parliamentary rogues.

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    I read a summary of the report given by Dr. Chris D’Souza on another Web:
    Dr Chris D’Souza
    CFO & COO (Int), CMA Australia
    “The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia) commissioned a research study to evaluate the response and leadership shown in each country and to develop a Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRIDTM) index to indicate how efficient and effective the leadership of the country and the preparedness of its health system were in tackling this pandemic. The ICMA was of the view that a country’s ranking on the index could be a motivator to a country in terms of being prepared for the next global pandemic or crisis”.
    On the GRID I see Sri Lanka occupy the 9th place along with 4 ‘developed’ countries.
    CT can clarify matter if it is wrong.

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      I hope you know, this so called ICMA Australia has no recognition in Australia among employers. Nobody knows them. Pls tell sri lankans not to enrol in this program.It has no value in Australia

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    BPs do not like to see Sri Lanka getting credit for the health care system this country has developed and hard work done by our people. This is the explanation they gave for the success:
    “The reason Sri Lanka responded so well is because Sri Lanka has a public health system which is free for all citizens. Going hand in hand, Sri Lanka has had a free education system until graduate school for the last 60 years; thanks to which it has trained thousands of well-qualified healthcare professionals and paramedical workforce for many decades through well-regulated and state of the art medical faculties covering all regions of the country; all free of charge. The doctors and paramedical staff receive post-graduate training and continuous medical education throughout their career. The island nation also has a robust century-old community health program. Health statistics such as maternal and child mortality rates are the lowest in the region. In fact, comparable to the western world. The life expectancy is highest in the region. The nation is 100% vaccination covered, and all treatments under the extended program of immunization are administered free of charge.”

    Can anyone say this information is not accurate?

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      Eagle AKA Mahindapala

      Good morning to you Berlin, we pefectly know that your hideouts is somewhere in DOWN UNDER.

      Please be honest to you and check whether the information spread by BP Gonthadiyahewa are correct. That will for sure help the readers and our punnaku drinking majority- making their mind up better.
      More of truths can only lead you forward – while wrongful info guidance you will bring you ended up being no where. But if people are that stupid and gulliable – believing a WALGATHARUWA- to have thrown the COVID-19 viruses on to earth – even if thsoe ballige puthas had misled the nations many a times before – … then there should be something wrong in the mentality and mental growth of these people.

      Stasi Era – Germany ‘s news were only biased to HITLERs existence and people had no other chioce to react the way those North koreans practise it today – be it former Germany or CURRENT Day northkorea – both leaders were dictators and they even suck the blood of their people to be able to stay in power – because these men are unique to them – not being able to see it beyond
      Lack of education, proper thinking nature, pragmatism, self repsect, social competence and so many factors play a big role in such personalities – as you will notice them all in GOTA#S CHARACTOR.
      .

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      No, specialist doctors, like the GMOA group are crooks.

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        Bputha,
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        they dont know if GMOA to decide it for them or the specialists… but they keep on talking about their 2500 year old heritage, 95% of high literacy rates.. and not to forget,.. 5000 tests done for /22 million sofar…
        .
        and their theories to have brought this virus from a Walgatharuwa – and only PIRITHA pan could be used in order to get over of it…

        They wear PIRITH NOOLE also eround their penises to call them SINHALA buddhists or Buddhagama followers ( I am afraid, I am a buddhist, not Buddhagama follower)… .. entire world is clear that Rajakshe bps are the worst and uncultured rascals born to kill this nation…

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          Leelagemalli,
          You always get things mixed up.
          It is not Rajapakshes but ‘Para’ Them-mala LTTE bps are the worst and uncultured rascals born to kill this nation. Those ‘Para’ barbarians who are the descendants of slaves from Dravida Nadu committed most heinous crimes against Native Sinhalayo for three decades that no other terrorists have done in this world.
          Rajapakshes had guts that no other leader in Sri Lanka had to confront the LTTE barbarians led by megalomaniac Piripakaran Bellige Putha and eliminate them. Tigers who lost in the fight with Lions are spewing anti-Rajapakshe and anti-Sinhala Buddhist venom to release their anger and frustration.

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    the very same allegation that you are highlighting of the Sri Lankan ranking, viz, credible sources, is lacking in your own allegation about the government hiding the numbers. Instead of arguing of a fake news with another fake news, present your facts of how many covid19 like symptom deaths occurred in which districts. In this day of everyone having a smart phone to become a reporter, this is not difficult. As a media institution, having a slant is fine, but have your facts to prove so people will look at your website as a credible newsite.

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    Do not panic we will be a dictatorship after June 2020 ! The Rajapakses and its clan will rule Sri Lanka forever with cronies and fake news machines headed by Godahewa , Jayaweera and Ranu of Hiru who are the side kicks of the ruling family!!!!!!

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    Bravo CT@ we love u ever. :These Fake news masters would not survive long. That s crystal clear . And The very same audience would nt remain folers forever. With numbers going up day by day but not yet done 5000 tests for a population of 22 million s how can be self proclaimed this way if their stupidity index is not the number one in the world?

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    So should not POLICE Now act on this FAKE NEWS ABOUT COVID…

    WHY NOT??

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      Certainly, the CID should take them into custody for publishing fake news as they have done with several others who are not as potent as this lot.

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    Fake news and FAKE smile masters, pictures says it all

    Let s who have all these buggers- none of them in the picture is believed or not – are clean at all. Good governance govt, even if it was not successful in many way, but revealed to the world, today s president, Godahewa and all others committed various crimes prior to 2015, under the Mugabian Style of Mahinda Rajapakshes Govt.
    :
    Today, very unfortunately, the people have elected his brother as the INCUMBENT president to lead the country, but within the last 5 months – not a single pledge made in election campaign is fulfilled yet, also prior to CORONA crisis stood on the way also in that part of the globe.

    Blatant lies, myths, stories of much higher fabrication levels made him a president, so even today, news lies being spread misleading very same masses, that would easily be caught by the angling of the vicious outfit.
    :
    Godahewa is wearing a Dr TITLE, but we dont know what he has learnt during that doctoral days. When looking at that penisless GLP, we that question is well answered.

    Anyways, self fooling, self proclaimations, glorification, overestimations, let housana to play by their kith and kin, pretending the other way around, all seem to be their Kunukanda stylegoverance decoarated with a sweet icing layers, but all is rotten and stinky – growing dislike are reechoing all corners of the country, even being unable to do the least regarding that 5000 rupee distribution – with Gramasewakas themselves now standing against the political involvement in that process. They themselves attack that APAWITHARA bedpan of the Mahinda Rajapakshe -, that woman has scored to be the most abusive filthy mouth in lanken womanhood -…

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    I have always been a UNP er no matter what. But you must appreciate the good and give credit where it’s due. So far Gota has done a very good job. He is not behaving like a politician. We don’t need somebody in the western world to come up with statistics and place us on a scale. We live here so we should scale ourselves against other countries and be happy what we have achieved so far on COVID battle and praise for his leadership.

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      JR@
      If GOTA has very good job – then Vietnames president/premier should long have beenmade as one of the noble laureates- dont compare him with that of the worst – ballige putha could close down THE MAIN ENTRANCE to the country -BIA already as of end of February. This bugger, though lived 15 years in the states, perhpas in a refugee camp, but never seem to have learnt the least… how come ? No background education, not knowledge, not the least even compared to the low level counter parts in African continent.

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        please write anything as a human being. Not as an animal.

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          Nanda,
          So far no one has invented a way to change animals to humans!
          From Third Century BC, they displayed their animalistic behavior.

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      JD

      Who put you off from UNP. Was it Sajiths promise to save CRIMINAL Shanvendra with his life.

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      Well said JR. I couldn’t have put it any better. This CT has become a cess pit of journalism. all their reports are one sided against the Govt, mainly to please a selected few who regularly make comments that go with their own personal one sided views.
      Only a few comments that seem impartial can be seen. CT, why don’t you question Mano Ganeshan’s recent comments that he made saying he as a list of more than 50,000 Corona affected people with names? He confirmed he has details. Why not make him spill them out?
      The best thing that happened after the Presidential election is the prevention of Politicians getting involved in important national issues. This has to be upheld to prevent future political influence, verbal and physical threats etc (as exhibited by Ranjan Ramanayake and Hakeem at a politicall rally) at police when they tried to fulfil their duty is what the population need.
      Stop bringing racism into everything the govt does. Previous Govt’s “Yahayas” lost their credibility due to inept work ethics, pocketed untold amounts bungs, commissions, luxuries at the expense of poor masses. Whatever your regular comments that appear in CT of a Dictatorship can anybody give valid evidence so far in the current regime unlike the previous one when they manipulated even the judiciary to their advantage.

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        Gamunu,
        Well-ala politicians in TNA have hired Indian Tham-mil Mano Ganeshan to do the donkey work for them.

        “why don’t you question Mano Ganeshan’s recent comments”

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    It’s time to lift the curfew islanwide and allow people to take responsibility for their actions .

    Let each maintain a log in- on a XL and maintaintain complete data of their movements and people they get in contact , those who have no computer knowledge can always find a friend or realtive to help them.
    Let them wear protective masks and carry with them hand Santizers all the time and maintain one meter distance always

    Adviced everyone that even if they experience a light soar throat not to take any medication but to seek testing for Covid 19 , please consider making testing kits freely available in selected private clinics too.

    A complete end of Curfew from monday is what we hope to see island wide .

    Hope HE The President and Hon.PM will consider it.

    Continuing this curfew lockdown will create a more uncontrollable situation…
    Lot of people with other illness and on regular medication will end up in hospitals & children of the very poor with no proper nourishment or milk powder also will fall.sick

    As we Social Activists do not have free access to reach these people , this will for certain create a greater crisis sooner than later .
    We must accept reality .

    People must speak up candidly , judiciously and maintain respect towards all they are addressing their grievience to, if we are afraid to express our grieviences to our government as long as we do with respect and sincerely ,then we may be creating a fear physcosis that may not be existing at all and that will.lead to lot of speculations fake new and make us guilty .

    So please speak up as responsible and good mannered citizens

    I sincerely hope The President will.make a decision based on ground realities asap.

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    Never mind we are 9th or 15th or 100th, any ordinary genuine citizen must be proud, being a developing country Sri Lanka has done its best with the help of our own health sector and forces compare to so called countries like USA! (worst in the list)
    Despite we are being less privileged island, we were able to help homeless citizens is a significant respect to human rights. I am living in Canada, if I am not feeling well stay home 14 days, with no medical tests or treatments, (USA too) But we must appreciate our poor lanka helps all citizen across country with all care and treatments !

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      Oh dear, Dinesh is not happy with what Canada provides for him. What a silly scumbag!

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    I hear China just jacked up its numbers stating they were unaccounted in their official report due to errors. The death rate in Epicenter went up by 60% and there by national death rate too went up by almost 40 %. The questions arising from this are many. How many more dead people/infected are unaccounted ????Is this new numbers are spontaneous or forced by Western pressure ????. If true (it is) what about our number????? Our Govt had transformed death rates into a annual financial report of a company where people can read and interpret the numbers anyway they like. Other countries try giving excuses like ONLY thousand died instead of Ten thousand. But Lanka is not satisfied anything less of a NUMEROUNO hence the DENIAL, there is no such infected or dead people. When we dont test or count people who recently died of acute respiratory illness such as Pneumonia then any thing is possible. . Of course we do hold previous records for ZERO casualty, ZERO disappeared and now the prestigious number NINE.

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      Chiv

      You are right . Yes someone hacked into their Dodgy Computers and caused it to Malfunctaion which resulted in the death toll being downgrded by a factor of 40.
      Corrected. After Trump diverted $500 Million from WHO to fix the fault the figure now stands at 250,000 whicih is nothing for a Country with 1.4 Billion.

      Cheer up. Starvation Or No Starvation MR wil win the election

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      Chiv,

      So are many European countries and US. They too were not correct with true figures. Kept details away from the public with the same excuse. Now figures seem to be coming out gradually. So it is not only China, they are all involved. Stop behaving like child and blame china for everything just because you are not an admirer of China. I know this because I have been looking at your comments made on other topics in CT. This is your haven to make such bent comments to satisfy your fans. How about US, UK, Italy, Spain, Belgim and many other countries that kept true figures away from public?

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      Dear Chive,

      please listen to this
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le_rfTdayLs
      and get back to me what you think of it.

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      C
      Would you have been less happy if the Chinese stuck to the earlier figures?
      To please the west, they have to inflate it to more than the US levels. Even thewn the per capital will lag behind the whole of the West.
      *
      I generally do not trust this government, but is there any evidence to challenge the figures?
      Those who are questioning the figures are not producing even hand waving evidence.
      *
      The government screwed it up soon after claiming success in curing the sole (Chinese) patient.
      But demography and isolation from outside world helped.

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    Let us assume the article is true. Which politician in this world has not used the media to boost his image? They all do it. This is a non-story.

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    I did not realize that the Government of Sri Lanka was so powerful to influence the CMA governing board to be ranked 9th equal. I also did not realize that GR was more powerful than Donald Trump, since the USA has done so badly in the GRID and was unable to influence the CMA to get a higher rating.

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    Not fair somebody has called him GONHEWA. Now who is right WHO , Johns Hoppkin or CMA? People need to know facts

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    Exposé: Godahewa Cooks Fake News To Boost Gota’s Image As Efficient Administrator During Pandemic

    Gotha is born LIAR. He lied his way to the Presidency supported by Dodgy and Corrupt Judgs while still an American Citizen. So lying to advance his chance of winning is second nature to him. But what is keeping him safe is the Curfew as was evident from the news from Kandy. When every thing grinds to a halt which is already happening there will be street RIOTS this time for food and the Chicken would have come home to roost

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    Chiv…. U heard but it was news…. Quote: China just jacked up its numbers stating they were unaccounted in their official report due to errors. The death rate in Epicenter went up by 60% and there by national death rate too went up by almost 40 %. The questions arising from this are many. How many more dead people/infected are unaccounted ????
    NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.
    Nevertheless, China was able to contain instead of allowing it to spread into their over two dozen Provinces.
    QUEENSLAND reports the virus was detected in sewage or the sewage waters….

    It was not Western pressure BUT the Pressure on the WEST…… They are masters of the world developpment/Tech/ Science/Planning to live in the outer space BUT all the Imperialist blocks together, they are in the forefront when they want to wage war on a Country . SUPRISINGLY THEY ARE TOGETHER STRUGGLING TO DISCOVER A VACCINE and hence resorted to Chinese tactics of lockdowns.
    THIS IS THE Sorry state OF THE WEST AND People like you.
    Where are those our diaspora who sold Sri lanka and sought greener pastured well educated bashing SL throught every organisation ? These brilliant diaspora has yet failed to come up with a breakthrough for the COVID 19.

    So, this article is true or not, this is the democratic poli5tics that is promoted by the Mother of democracies.
    CONQUERORS & BULLIES HAVE BEEN CONQUERED BY A TINY VIRUS.

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      Sinkala THONDA

      Gotha has the following Titles

      THUG by birth, CRIMINAL by Profession, THIEF by Trade , CROOK by Association, LIAR by Habit , PARDONER by impulse and above all now SCIENTIST by Necessisity.

      Dont worry THONDA his eminent Scientists ( Now 9th but moving rapidly up the Table ) althogh cant stop STARVATION ( As seen in Kandy and accross the Country) are working on a VACCINE. and will soon find it from a Cupboard and save Mankind from extinction. This is nothing for a man who defetead the Mighty LTTE. The only thing that stands in the way of Gotha injectng the VACCINE is lack of Rupees. Can you spare a few Trillions. Please help him.

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        You should also mention MURDERER of Journalists.

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    These two pimps Godahewa and Jayaweera would lick GR’s arse if requested to keep him happy. Absolute disgrace and are looked down as the lowest of the low life scumbags that are close to GR. This fake news is definitely not credible and there is no way the CMA will come up with a ranking of the coronavirus countries as this is way way outside their expertise and this bastard Godahewa has created a SL chapter with only one member himself to put this out. We will be advising the CMA headquarter in London of this fraud to get this imbecile deregistered as a member though it is very likely that he is not member of the CMA bluffing the people in SL into believing that he has educational qualifications. Just as much as GR has not produced his certificate stating that his citizenship of the USA has been revoked, it will be interesting to find out what the doctorate is that this pimp has tagged on to his name.

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      Sooner the credentials of SL chapter is checked and Godahewa’s connections it is better for the future of Sri Lankan kids. Otherwise this known fraudster will continue to cheat the future generation the same way he has done to the entire country during 2005 to 2015. His role during Cabaraals famous pump and dump era is well known to the people in the financial industry and also the Kris deal. How did he get his PhD is there a published thesis /dissertation? In fact there were doubts as to how some gov.t heads during MR regime obtained their doctorates. The talk was that at that time one young head of a authority got his by paying money to a private institute in UK with no published dissertation. No wonder MR received all those ill advise on investing in White Elephants.

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    Oh, Thondamany, Thank You so much for such generous admiration.

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      Chiv

      I always knew you had feelings for the Sinkala THONDA.

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        C
        Is not sarcasm is lost some!

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    I always maintained that Mahinda Family including Gota are corrupt and they will do whatever short cuts promote them through lies, threat, fake propaganda, bribe and murder if necessary. If you are Srilankan you cannot forget 2018 constitutional coup after threatening Sirisena for his life. How they cheated Sirisena to get SLFP votes in the presidential election. They always wants to keep security, finance ministries within them. Do you think no one else is qualified or talented to go for this ministry? They don’t trust anybody including GL Peries, Kauna or Weerawanse or Gammanpila. It is a family dictatorship. Even the defence secretary cannot make decision without the approval of Mahinda family.

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    Sri Lanka does not even test and hence don’t even know the full and exact magnitude of the problem
    This statement is Trumpian one not based on science. Nalaka is a known crook. How did he amass so much of wealth? How can they play the fool with the life of poo people? Greed . Don’t vote for fake people like Godahewa. What is the opposition doing ? Sajith and Ranil , Anura and Sambandan. Wake up you moran’s and save the people.

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    Gothas Coolies and the propaganda machine are working overtime to paint a picture of everything is Hunky Dory when we all know Sri Lanka under Gotha is in Dire Straights with no way back in the near future without ditching the CRIMINAL. Gotha has no friends in the Civilised World when he has stated quite categorically that he has no respect for HUMAN RIGHTS and he does not believe in the RULE OF LAW by Pardoning a Convicted Killer. Sadly for his own survival he will take the Country down with him.
    COVID 19 and the Economy will finish him off.

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    nice

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    Fake reporting will lead to complacency, which will lead to more people being infected with China virus.China infected the world with fake reports and lies.We don’t want a repeat in SL.
    Dumb politicians like Gots and gang can do anything for power.

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    Dinesh: you must be one of the fortunate to have a regular bowel motion. It must be easy for you after keeping company with those who provide puk beheth

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    According to http://www.worldometers.info by April 18 these are the number of tests carried out by some selected countries (per Millon) population
    USA 10,815
    UK 6,467
    India 243
    S.Korea 10,659
    Canada 13,452
    Japan 796
    Aus. 15,942
    Srilanka 223.

    This could be a reason why some developed country reported higher cases than others (Japan). While it is understood that number of testing conducted is dependent on the availability of financial resources and access to test kits how could someone assign ranks between countries that have performed 100 times more tests than another and therefore reporting more cases. Due to the non availability of resources some countries focus majority of testing workers in the health sector.

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      Haphazard testing is stupid as some say. Some comments are simple HATRED AND JEALOUSY. CT has reported unchecked lies.
      Testing is not needed for every one when the disease is not well understood. There are so many gaps in the knowledge.
      What the govt doing is looking for ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS among those who leave OBSERVATION STATUS OR NIRODHAYANAYA.
      Sri Lanka, up to now reported less than 250 infected people. That is entire no of infected. Other than that, Vietnam reported around 250 a day. But, the important FACT is Vietnam has not reported any deaths yet. That may be because, they have DEVELOPED BODY IMMUNITY BECAUSE OF coming continuously contact with the virus. Evan for China, that should be true. Because, they have so many different kinds of farm animals, almost every wild animal.
      On the other hand, so-called developed countries (they ae backward in Health) have no developed body immunity as they do not come to contact with wild animal meat.
      In sri Lanka, over 65% of the dead are non-buddhists. 50% are muslims (only for the 10% population). I think some factor from animal blood (meat eaters) definitely help the progress of the virus inside the body. See how Lucky india is. Even Nepal, Bhutan are like that.

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