30 September, 2020

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Facing Off Government Goon Squads

By Sujata Gamage –

Dr. Sujata Gamage

You hear about goon squads but nothing like facing them for yourself. It is a surreal feeling. This is your country. You pay your taxes and you try to do the right thing, and then some guys waving sticks at you ask where you are going, while the police are watching. You tell them it is none of their business, which is the case.  That prompts them to threaten you and shout filth at you, in your city.

This happened today on the way to Hultfsdorf. There was an open invitation to attend a meeting protesting the impeachment of the Chief Justice. I thought about hard it and decided it is important to show my support. Visakha joined me. We arrived there little past 10AM. Police were there but they did not stop us. If they did, we would have respected their decision.  Instead there was this gang of abut 20 with some them carrying two by two sticks who blocked our way.

Goons: Yanava, yanava, thamuselata mehe vedak naa (Off, off, you have no business here)
Sujata and Visakha: ogollo kavuda apata ehema kiyanna. poleesiyen kivuvoth api yanava (Who are you to tell us; we will go only if the police tells us)

The conversation went back and forth a few times getting more aggressive each time. We decided to take another route but could not quite make it to the meeting. The situation was getting violent. Goons started running down the street forcing us to go inside a shop. One came broke a window of the shop with his foot.

I came away with two thoughts.

First, these goons are government goons. If they were not, the police would not have let them run amok with their sticks and threaten people. Yes, we were not any passerby. We were going to attend a protest. If it even crossed your mind that we should have stayed home, think again. “Labbata thiyapu atha puhulata thiyanva”.  Next day it could be you.

Secondly, we are not all that powerless. It was interesting how the goons got exasperated with us at one point and said “Madam, why don’t you leave without creating trouble. I think, we got that response because we were engaging with them making eye contact with each one, and that made them uncomfortable. When one of them lifted the stick, my hand went automatically to my umbrella, but, he did not hit. One man even said, if you can’t go why don’t you bed with us. I looked straight in the eye and asked him and “what kind of talk is that” in my schoolmarm voice I suppose.  I am not suggesting anybody tries to go one on one with goons, but, lot of us in white saris, for example, can have an effect, I feel.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dclPnk_eVlo

See the pictures here;

Pictures Of ‘Hulftsdorf Coup’ Today: Government Thugs At Work

 

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    The fat thug with the iron rod signifies Rajapaksa rule in Sri Lanka today. This photograph should be splashed on the front pages of newspapers and television news bulletins all over the world in order to expose the reality of life under the Rajapaksa regime.

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    We need more photos and video clips to spread news across globe on MARA’s Dictatorial regime.
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    More photos and video action the better. It tells million stories and help to topple MARA regime.

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    MARA is the biggest crook in Sri Lanka’s history.

    Ever since robbing Tsunami Fund and bribing VP, buying opposition MP’s, bribing Buddhist Monks, Bribing China for illegal and fake contracts and with Black Money Commission he started his illicit Political Business.

    Ever since that day, Country was pilfered upto robbing the ancient Kings Swords, coins, rings and Battons from Museum…..and there is nothing left in the country except starving and unemployed population.

    In future our children will have to go to China Museum to see those lost items as MARA pak…ya has sold them to China.

    MARA export our poor women to Middle East who are been killed there to earn Foreign Exchange to buy Lamborginies to his children.

    This is how he runs the country.

    All should get together and stop this Hambantota Para Bast..d from stealing our country.

    Fuc….ng bast….d. Son of a Bi….ch.

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    Sujata: I am proud to be your friend. More power to you! Harsha

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    es, Next time those hooligans will come into your house and sleep with your wife and daughter…..and take your belongings saying Bye…bye…to you……while Police Pin Padi Govt.Bribe taking Coolies are watching doing nothing.

    These are MARA thugs brought from his home town Hambantota and planted in Kelaniya, Kiribathgoda, Peliyagoda, Mahawatta areas.

    Where all these going to end…..

    Need another Arab Spring in Sri Lanka Urgently.

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    This is all only possible, if a corrupt lawless Banana Republic is ruled by a power crazy lunatic. We strongly believe that this is the most dangerous Country in the entire Universe, even to visit. Tourists all over the World be aware!!!

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    This is the ultimate failure of all people of Sri Lanka. This same drama happened 20 years or back during JR Jayawardana time. It is sad to see that even after 20 years the country in the same ignorant ideotic place.

    a) Dont blame the POLICE. Like you and me they also come to work to take a pay cheque home and live safely at home.

    b) Dont even blame the Thugs on the street. These are ideotic people. What can you expect from them.

    c) This is typical south asian NO ACCOUNTABILITY clause. Look at the picture. How sad and pathatic is the how the law is implemented.

    Dont blame anyone, my dear Sri Lankans. You all have to blame yourself for letting politicians get away withit. You have the right to vote. You have decided to vote for law brakers to parliment.

    This is not a UNP or SLFP or Rajapakasha or JRJ or Premadasa thuggery. This is ultimate failure of people dont demanding ACCOUNTABILITY for the action of Politicians and Government officials.

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      Chelian,

      In democracy there is the ruling party and the opposition,

      Although Rulling party won, the Opposition Parties….Ranil also got almost that number of votes but lost marginally.

      Therefore it is Ranil that should fight for People. But now the ever loosing 89 million Pin Padi Bas….d doesn’t care anybody. We as opposition expect him to do more…but he is not doing it. He should have gone to CJ Appeals Court hearing….but he did not. He is just LAZY.Did he ever bring up this thug issue in Parliament…..No. He is a mere MARA servant boy. He should give UNP to Sajith. That’s all.

      Now we people without opposition parties help have to fight ourselves with the govt. thugs. This is the reality.

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    Now we know that the killings of JVP members in the south, killing of Baratha, and the killing of Madawala, kiling of lasantha, motor cycle accident of 2 university students are not isolated incidents.

    There is a mass murderer with a smily face.

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    WE Sri lankans of evrybackground race need to comme together to get rid of the Dectatorship Government, maybe next time it will be one of us that is harrsed. Too sad where Sri lanka is heading & nothing is going to get better.

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    Ranil whose team of PSC members walked out of the hearing joined the debate.what a shame?If it is not proper to attend the PSC hearing how can it be right to debate it?Why didn’t he abstain from the debate like JVP so tghe government has to pass it on their own which act make it so illegal…Ranil is part of this game….I think he is paid handsomely..

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    This Sopi Nona from Mariakade, having cut her hair and painted her lips is trying to act as a Colombo socialite. She is angry for not getting what she came out to create – a provocation.

    All have seen who Shiranee Bandaranayake – (an avowed devolutionist) – who she is and what the charges against her, are. We would like to know if the country can entertain a person of this calibre in the position of the Chief Justice? That is the obvious question before the nation.

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    It is so encouraging to see and hear that there are people who are willing to stand up to this type of thuggery, all who live by the sword will also perish the same way, remember you unruly goons that you will definitely reap what you sow. You cannot sow paddy and reap mangoes so just wait and see…………….. DISGUSTING

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