6 August, 2021

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For Sri Lanka, It’s All In The Family

By Arjuna Ranawana

Arjuna Ranawana

Never in Sri Lanka’s post-independence history has so much power been concentrated in the hands of so few.

The nasty, brutish and short impeachment process of Dr Shirani Bandaranayake from the post of Chief Justice and the appointment of presidential adviser Mohan Peiris as her replacement has emasculated the last institution bold enough to stand up to President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Read more in The New Straits Times

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    The power concentration occured soon after approval of the 18th amendment in 24 hours by the supreme court headed by the now ‘extra’ Chief Justice.
    This enormously increased the already powerful Executive Presidency which Mahinda Rajapakse promised to abolish,but forgot, once he tasted power.
    The Presidential Immunity from prosecution for any acts whatsoever – which does not exist in any other country’s constitution,
    is unique.
    Now we are under a powerful Military Dictatership which daily commits human rights violations.
    A man who defended all this with a Litany of Lies at the UNHRC,is the ‘new’ Chief Justice.
    All judges are under the unwritten threat of ‘punishment’ if the regime’s henchmen – from police to politicians – are ‘inconvenianced’ in any way.

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      CJ SB. ” Illang kaavaaa”

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        if r in SL u won’t even know what hits u …be ready it’ll be rear entry for everyone like u !!!

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    Lanken media should find out soon and make the locals clear about the danger before the nation if those mobs and people like LEELA that were hired by SLGO as telecasted AS seen on last week´s videos represent the silence masses of the country OR there are still ones that repect the rule of the law. And there are also idiots like SN SILVA and the supporters that just concentrate only their MADIYA- being that selfish.

    If the masses can easily be manipulative as got to see on the videos – NO DOUBT there is no future for the country. It will be marginalized on this earth in the next few months. Almost like the tyranny of the Gadapi, IC would not respect our people. And within the country, people ´s hatred will grow day by day – while being unable to do enough to topple the rulers.

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    If the focus of public outrage was someone else with a taintless
    background of national importance, this could have been converted
    to a popular movement to challenge the regime that is subject to
    mass dissatisfaction with every passing hour. The former CJ had
    burnt her boats to public knowledge in more instances than one.

    The fortunes of the Rajapakses in the circumstances will continue to hold sway until the next “obstacle”

    Senguttuvan

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      Thanks Senguttuvan, I have been making the same point.

      Like Sarath Fonseka, once she fell out with MR she claims to be ‘whiter than snow’ but while she was in good terms with the govt she had no qualms in enjoying the perks

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        The issue is not about the person but the process. Dr. Bandaranayake’s appointment itself should have been questioned. but that is another story.

        It is the impeachment process that was wrong. She was penalized for not falling in line with Presidential wishes. If the Divineguma Bill was not blocked by the Supreme Court, would she have been impeached?

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    Despite their bragging about high caste, this and that, the vast majority of Sri Lankans are beggars. They thrive in the feudal system, no matter how much knowledge they cramp into their head in the universities. They like to be hand fed by the master like ducks waiting to eat stale bread in a pond. All our MPs, including those in the opposition, the monks and the other clergy, the hired thugs, threatening and intimidating vote catchers, and now those who manipulate the law, they are all beggars, and behaving like beggars. There is no future for our country, and if there are a very few, a handful of liberal thinking people, then they are oppressed and intimidated and even killed by the enforcement agents and the paramilitary or criminal on hire, that controls and assembles the ducks into their pens. In such a society a Tyrant flourishes.

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      The truth is in this lot there is none from the so called High Cast. All are the progeny of Appuwas and Naideys who are in governance today. So is it surprising for the violations we see. Good Bye Sri Lanka!

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      I say Bonaparte,

      We live in a country where living in communes is the done thing. We will share everything from a Jack Fruit to our buth parcel.

      The reason why when the white man came to help us after the Tsunami, we had most of the people fed and clothed.

      We see no harm in taking dole outs from the government. Doesn’t it happen in the US and Australia? What is the harm in asking the government to find us jobs? And subsidize some of the big costs involved in making the country the granary of Asia?

      Are the New Zealanders not subsidizing their farmers?

      I resent your saying we are feudal, what is the harm in falling at the feet of the people who give us everything? Is being grateful bad?

      All we are doing is Kala Guna Selakeema, so don’t go insulting us! We are happy being the lotus eaters we are and hero worshiping our leaders!

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        Heheh Gona Parte, you do use typical, posh British slang saluatation, yet does a grovelling Mervyn at the feet of Tyrants ….. Were you a native from the days of British Raj, now escaped to greener pastures?

        Now how about a piece from Sinhala literature:

        “Andareyge ammaa…
        Andareyta kiwwaaaaa…..
        Denadey kaapan …..
        Gonaa wagey hitapannnn….. “

        Apey muttala meywa kiwwye kata kahanawatei …..
        Your response is aptly reflects your pseudo-nom, but I accept that it is a safe position to be in as advised by Anadareyge Ammaa!

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      I totally agree with Bonaparte,

      First I don’t know if Bonaparte has really tasted the Spirit Bonaparte……But I tasted a lot of it in Latvia….and the drink make you so fresh.I am also a wodka fan……..anyway….let’s get down to Business…..

      Before the foreign invaders came to Sri Lanka…..it was mainly ruled by Indian Kings who brought their wives also from India. If you google ….you could see the whole history and nobody could deny or re-shape it.

      When the British ruled they built everything from Tar roads, to schools,universities,harbours,airports,tram cars,lorries, busses, vehicles,ships, army,navy,air force,Police,hospitals, train service upto kandy, all companys…walkers, Vitols, Ceylon Oxygen, Gas Co, Elephant House, Parliament, Tea, rubber , coconut plantations etc..etc..

      Also if the British did not invade Sri Lanka….we could have still been ruled by Indian Kings.

      So British did a great help to us by Invading Sri Lanka and uniting the country under one government.

      But what did our Political Crooks did after Independence. They along with the YELLOW ROBE SINHALA GON HARAK MAF……A TERRIOR…TS RUINED THE WHOLE COUNTRY. THOSE PIN PADI PIN KANNA PINGUTTARAYAS NOT ONLY DID NOT ALLOW THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES IN ENGLISH, BUT ALSO DID NOT ALLOW OTHER RELIGIONS, RACES AND COMMUNITIES WHO HAD TALENTS, EDUCATION AND GIFTS TO COME UP IN LIFE……..OTHER THAN THEIR FUC….NG SINHALA MODA PA…A RACE…….NO BODY ELSE COULD BECOME THE PRIME MINISTER OR PRESIDENT OR MANY TIMES A MINISTER. REMEMBER I AM ALSO A SINHALAYA…..BUT I WRITE THE TRUTH…..AND IF ANYBODY CAN CHALLANGE WHAT I WRITE PLEASE DO SO.

      BEGINNING FROM CRAZY BANDA AND THE YELLOW ROBE CROOK TERRORIST SOMARAMA UPTO RAJAPAK…YA, THEY ALL RUINED OUR COUNTRY…..UPTO THE TIME POOR RIZANA WAS BEHEADED IN SAUDI ARABIA…….WHILE TRYING TO HELP HER PARENTS.

      IF RIZANA HAD THE LEAST ENGLISH EDUCATION…..SHE WOULD HAVE GONE TO UK OR USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR NZ TO WORK AS A BABY SITTER OR IN A DAY CARE OR AS A NANNY WHERE SHE COULD HAVE EARNED 20 TIMES MORE THAN SAUDI…WHERE THEY ALSO SCR…W OUR WOMEN IN THE NIGHT.

      Therefore these Yellow Robe Pinguttara pak…..yas and the PIN PADI HORA MARA PRESIDENT AND THE PARLIAMENT CROOKS ARE THE ONES WHO RUINED OUR COUNTRY.

      THE DAY THE PEOPLE GET ALL OF YOU ARE VERY NEAR..WATCH YOUR SELVES.

      Gota is nothing but a Psycho Nut case. He need to go to USA and get his brain checked. I am telling this after analysing what he talks in the media and the way he behaves in Public.

      Yesterday he suddenly became the Economic Minister…..He was telling that we waste lot of foreign exchange by importing stuff like Ginger and Ganja which we could grow in Sri Lanka. Also he is telling that foreign countries are planning to invade Sri Lanka…..I was just laughing hereing them.

      Please watch the following clip.

      http://varunamultimedia.com/videos/btv/youtube/sirasa-news/final-cut_-18-01-13/play.html?1

      First it was Gota’s wife who imported foreign Dog to lick her c……t wasting our foreign exchange, when there are so many good dogs available to do the job…..and after chasing Fredrica Jancz.

      Second what a MAD country in the world want to invade Sri Lanka where 70% people live like VEDDA (native) community, live in cadjan houses,(see Rizana’s parents house) where 70% people are under nourished and with 40% under employed and with no noticable natural resources. Those countries could find better natural resources in Swaziland, ethiopia or in ivory coast.

      Also Basil Rajapakse said there were one million tourists came to Sri Lanka last year where I could prove not more than 300,000 came during whole of last year…….and now robbed Divineguma 85 Billion Rupee Fund after chasing CJ Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake.

      Also President say he will punish all wrong doers, when after killing so many people Mervin Silva is languishing freely without been arrested.

      What a bunch of jokers these are……

      Gota and the whole Rajapakse clan are insane and need psychatric treatment before ruining the country and taking it towards a precipice.

      This is very dangerous and some Doctors and Clergy should seriously advice them to take mental treatment.

      Infact the whole Parliament is a bunch of Crooks and should be Burn down for good.

      We don’t need a parliament run by crooks, rapists,Drug dealers,bribe takers, thugs, thieves, party jumpers, 87 million PIN PADI OPPOSITION LEADER TAKING MORE FOREIGN TRIPS THAN SERVING PEOPLE etc…etc..

      Therefore THE PARLIAMENT SHOULD BE BURNED DOWN AND DELEGATE THOSE WORK TO SUPREME COURT.

      ALL CORPORATIONS, SERVICE SECTOR, ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS RELATED ISSUES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO FOREIGN PROFESSIONAL EXPERT COMMUNITY….OR SHOULD BE RUN BY A PANEL OF LOCAL QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS.

      ALSO ALL YELLOW ROBE SINHALA EXTRIMIST G…N HAR…..AS SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM POLITICS AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE COUNTRY.

      All they did was ruined the whole country which British developped and gave us everything FREE when they left…..now gone to PIGS….run by SHIT EATING PIGS.

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    Napoleon Boruparte paints a grim picture but the fact is it is not far from the ground reality. If he will allow me an amendment “in such a society a tyrant flourishes – for a while”

    Senguttuvan

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    It is indeed all in the family. It is called nepotism. Over 200 members of a single dishonest family ruling this nation. There is no democracy in this country anymore. We may be the only country in the world, including dictatorships like syria, that have so many siblings, brothers, uncles, aunts, in laws, and other scoundrels from one single family, holding the highest posts and acting like this country is owned by them.

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    Research has been revealed that not a single family business company got success. Therefore, crisis create and blows it self within the system.

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      Also Basil Rajapakse Divineguma Project gearing to help Family Business also going to be a flop. This is just Pin Padi given to rural folks to win their vote. 85 Billion rupee wasteful expenditure.

      The amount Govt spend on Fertilizer and seeds given to Farmers are a contineous loss to the economy. We need farms run by an expert panel of Agricultural, soil and environmental scientists.

      NO THIEVES PLEASE.

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    Latest with the murder in which a PC MP was alleged to have killed by Mervin Silva, becoming clear the MERVIN will not be able to leave away this time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B464hfidU5A

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