20 July, 2019

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From Eliya To Andura And On To A Vipath Maga

The recent public statements by Rev Vendaruwe Upali Thero, Anunayake of the Asgiriya Chapter at a celebration of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s birthday, Ms Vijayakala Maheswaran, former State minister at a public meeting in Jaffna, and a personal attack by retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara on Dr Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) deserve articulate public condemnation by us all.

Rev Upali exhorted Mr Rajapaksa to give leadership for good governance, even if he has to be “a Hitler” to do this. Some weeks later Mr Weerasekara denounced Dr Udagama as an LTTE supporter and a traitor to this country, with the battle cry “death to traitors”.  Ms Vijayakala Maheswaran called for a return of the LTTE to ensure the security protection and progress of the people of the North, and especially their women and children. These statements have a common link. Delivered on public platforms, they encourage support for authoritarian and dictatorial governance as a legitimate and acceptable form of good governance. They also spread messages that directly or indirectly advocate the worst forms of violence, intolerance and hate.

Such statements seek support for the establishment of a Sinhala Buddhist majoritarian State and a minority Tamil Eelam respectively,  in a land that has since antiquity been home to a diverse population of many communities and that has also experienced the horrors of armed conflict, in the name of restoring ethnic and religious identity. Ms Maheswaran’s statement denies a reality that the whole country and the world knows: a dictatorial and authoritarian LTTE regime brought violence, destruction and suffering to the Tamil community and all our people. These spoken and published exhortations seek to trample and eliminate the core values of a religion that the Buddha taught should be based on non-violence and sensitivity to human anguish.

Centuries ago, the Buddha explained in his discourses, a message included with clarity in the great text, the Dhammapada, that hatred, violence and triumphalism only breed hatred and more violence. This, he said, is a lived reality, ‘as the defeated live in pain’. Messages advocating hatred, violence and authoritarianism from a senior member of the Buddhist clergy, a former member of the armed forces and a member of parliament, that are now in the public domain, must be recognised for their destructive power. They must be challenged and also rejected by us as a people who want progress and development, without the evils of abuse of power, or armed conflict.  Human history shows us that dictatorships and hatred for the diversity of people bring war, destruction and suffering, rather than benevolent governance to the people.

We also need to denounce a growing culture that distorts the responsibilities of persons who hold public office in the country. We have become accustomed to forgive and forget the misdeeds and corruption of ‘nice and good’ public officials who bend their knee to politicians, seeing them as helpless victims of a debased political system. We have also legitimised personal attacks on holders of public office who try to fulfill their professional and public duties with personal integrity and courage. The recent denunciation of Dr Udagama as an apologist for the LTTE, is symptomatic of this vicious culture of denigration.

Dr Udagama is an academic and a professional who has held public office with courage, dignity and independence, and deep commitment to public service. She has conformed to the highest standards of personal integrity and is widely respected for these qualities. She has given leadership, during her brief tenure as chairperson, and helped the Commission to fulfill the promise of the 19th amendment, in establishing independent commissions. Sri Lanka’s HRC under the previous regime was downgraded by both the International and Asian bodies monitoring the work of Human Rights Commissions. The work done by our own HRC has received recognition recently as one of the best among countries that have set up such agencies to help deliver justice, and implement the rule of law. The recent attempt to attack her credibility and public service must be denounced for its viciousness and untruthfulness.

In 2015, a majority of our people, including at least a third of the Sinhala Buddhist voters, rejected a former political regime and its leadership. The late Rev Maduluwave Sobitha Thero helped to create a movement that focused on the need for change. The period after national elections should have been a time to strengthen the links between participatory democratic governance and community wellbeing, with efficiency and political commitment. The government has failed to live up to the promises made to the people.  These failures are now creating   the impression that authoritarian dictatorship and that type of leadership is the solution the country requires, and demands.

We must recognize that opportunities have been missed, but give credit for some minimal positive changes. The 19th Amendment, despite some limitations, forged a consensus and was enacted into law. The establishing  of independent commissions, especially the HRC, and the passing of a Right to Information Act with a Commission responsible for implementing it, have set norms, standards and procedures that have benefited the public. Many of the aberrations of the past, like abductions and extrajudicial killings of political opponents and media personnel are no longer an accepted dimension of governance.

However the President, the Prime Minister and the government have failed to fulfill the core commitments to the public they undertook when they were elected to office. Looking over their shoulders constantly at the joint oppositions discourse, the government and its leadership have repeated past mistakes, and have become trapped in identity politics. Despite protests in many quarters, and demands for a new political culture, we continue to witness political patronage in appointments, widespread misuse of public funds, inefficiency and corruption, and political interference in public administration. Consequently those who hold public office and are accountable to the public, have sometimes become partners with politicians in the failures and inefficiencies of governance.

Prosecution of emblematic cases of corruption and violence continue to be hampered by a paper trail of investigation that is never ending. In other countries, as we have seen recently, such cases are investigated and prosecuted.

In the embedded adversarial political environment of this country, there is always a battle cry that criminal investigations are acts of political vengeance, prejudicing the administration of justice through legal procedures. In a novel interpretation of our Chapter on Fundamental Rights, lawyers have argued that protection from an imminent violation of the right to freedom from arbitrary arrest means that a petitioner can go to courts and prevent investigation of criminal cases for prolonged periods of time.

Recognizing these appalling inadequacies in governance and public administration at this time, must not however encourage us to advocate for dictatorial and authoritarian leadership that will create more suffering for our country and our people. History has shown us that dictators destroy their people. We know that a Chandashoka cannot become a Dharmashoka by adopting a different garb, unless he rejects violence and abuse of power, and understands and is guided by the norms of democratic governance. Following the path advocated by Upali Thero, Mr Weerasekara or by Ms Maheswaran, is surely a path from ‘eliya to andura’ (from light to darkness). It has every prospect of becoming a ‘vipath maga’ (road to disaster) for our country and our people.       

Prof. Savitri Goonesekere and Prof. Camena Guneratne 

For and on behalf of Friday Forum:

Dr. Geedreck Usvatte-Aratchi, Bishop Duleep de Chickera, Prof. Arjuna Aluwihare, Mr. Chandra Jayaratne, Ms. Suriya Wickremasinghe, Ms. Manouri Muttetuwegama, Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere, Prof. Ranjini Obeyesekere, Mr. Danesh Casie Chetty, Dr. Upatissa Pethiyagoda, Dr. Gameela Samarasinghe, Dr. Dinesha Samararatne, Mr. Faiz Ur-Rahman, Mr. S.C.C.Elankovan, Mr. Priyantha Gamage, Mr. Javid Yusuf, Mr. Ananda Galappatti, Rev. Dr. Jayasiri Peiris, Mr. Sanjayan Rajasingham, Mr. Pulasthi Hewamanna and Ms. Shanthi Dias.

The Friday Forum is an informal and self-financed group dedicated to democracy, good governance, human rights and the rule of law. We work on a non-partisan basis and have been critical of both the Government and Opposition.

                  

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  • 9
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    Looks like they are winning. Nothing anyone says can change the mind of true Sri Lankans.

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      CT,

      From Eliya To Andura And On To A Vipath Maga.

      From Eliya To Andura And On To A Vipath Maga and Gon Maga, because the mean IQ of the Paras, or rather Para-Gonas is 79. The Para-Gonas are currently occupying the land of native Veddah Aethho, illegally.

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      https://photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

      Countries are ranked highest to lowest national IQ score.

      Rank
      ——– Country
      ———————– %
      ————-
      1 Singapore 108
      2 South Korea 106
      3 Japan 105

      28 Sri Lanka 79

      • 7
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        No IQ but ´various other factors should also work on getting people easily fooled.

        Just imagine, I happened to watch a video recently where rainbow reflections on the steeples of the dagabas ( Soomawathiya) are believed by some monks as – BUDURAS.. this then was added to air, since then, people were made believe that were nothing else, but radiation rays of lord buddha. The kind of reflections of light refractions are common in Europe or any other part of the world specailyl when then fallon higher structures.: So how would the each of folks define them ?
        And regardless of the education levels – over 90% of lanken go after Astrologists, that would not know the basics of human biology. For instance, one ASTROLOGIST knwon nationwide challenge to cure DOWN SYNDROME… this was revealed by Yatharuppa telecasted by SLTV lately.
        The very same manner those who promote Hakkgediya as one could bring fortune is being promoted also among the rich circles in the country today. We those who have studied biology or ocean biology have never heard about any kind of invisible powers that outer skeletons – (hakgediya) could have.. no publications on the topic is either found in any data banks to date.
        And the other latest video I happened to watch was – a 4 year girl was taught some buddhist stanza and she is harrassed by own father seeking the publicity – making it as the girl should have the talent to see it just because her soul should be related to the previous. All these videos go viral within lanken soils. Those who oppose would get attacked by all heavy filthy langague.
        Most of the commenters are just from lanken unlearnt backgrounds.

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          The person who wrote this comment is surely an A-Grade idiot who is crazy enough to believe what he has written.

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          Samuel,

          You have correctly high lighted the beliefs & thinking of the average man on the street, particularly, their distorted vision of Buddhism & the SL ‘culture’ of thousand of years. The astonishing fact is how the media is glorifying & promoting these myths & popular beliefs with talk shows & discussions instead of challenging these unsubstantiated rubbish. The danger is that such publicity convinces gullible folk into a make believe world & failing to accept reality.

          I was invited to lunch last Sunday by retired doctor celebrating his birthday, which was attended by a large gathering of mainly doctors, young & old. The conversation was, inevitably, about the political situation in SL & I was surprised that a majority of the gathering was supporting & expecting Gota to take over the Presidency next time around. Apparently, according to a popular astrologist (who has spent time in jail as a national hero which had given him the opportunity & dabble in politics), in the next 20 years, Gota is predicted to make SL the next Singapore. I can understand the average villager with a limited education, exposed to the SL myths day in day out, brainwashed into believing the impossible dream but in a gathering of professionals who have done well & living a very comfortable life abroad, accepting the predictions of a questionable astrologer was beyond belief. When I enquired about Gota’s dubious past, I was unanimously told that it was all lies & if there was any evidence, Got would be behind bars. I was told in no uncertain terms that the Tamil diaspora was reorganising, that it’s a matter of time until a leader emerges for the LTTE to raise it’s head & then only people like me would appreciated a leader like Gota. Is it a few ‘uninformed’ like me or is it the general Sinhalese (whatever their IQ) who see things in a different light?

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            Raj,

            regardless of race religion or anything else, people s mindsets have been manipulated as nothing can reverse them easily. That is why Dr Dewasiri et al from COlombo Uni or other unis keep silent saying that our folks would need much more time than they ever guessed at. That has nothing to do with the education oranything else, but it is the genetics of lanken folks.
            Be them Muslims, Sinhalya, tamils or others, more or less everyone is the same. They let any tricky politicians to twist them mindset. They dont know what their power could do to achieve lot more in this country. I am so fed up each time visiting the country Raj. Last time, I happened to get on with a cross section of people down there, incl. uni dons and higher officiialls that you would see to have obtained university education but most of them had no broader knowledge about lanken situation. THey just attack the current one but not considering as to why the current duo have been compelled to go up with VAT.
            If we jus tjoin the bangwagen and scold Ranil et al for the band robbery, we can do so, but that is not the key point cost of living to go up that way. The men abused the nation not thinking twice under MR admin should be made accoutable in every media insitution – but media men have been doing nothing enough to paint REAL picture in the hearts and minds of AVERAGE mindset. So how can they change ?
            I think people in this country have every right to know how many thounsands of billions Rajapkashe took from foreign banks. Why Srilanken airline was made white elephant under their adminstiation even if CBK BROUGHT billions of profits to lanka at th etime, Srilnaken was merged with Emirates. All these should be brought before the nation as main topics. And many allegations levelled at Rajakashes should largely be discussed.

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      What do you know about True srilankens ? Most of them have been hoodwinked by Rajapakshe thorugh THEIR pvt TV channels.

      Just imagine, the new york time articles on having grabed over 7 million dollars got paid by Chinese is not a head line for them, but even a fart left by Rajapkshe is made headline on their printed and pvt medias.

      I think we have to stand against lanken media ( majority of them. TVs and printed press) They have been made permament SCARED against Rajapkashes.

      Rajakashe instead just adds evasive answers for anythign in term OF THE funds to have taken from China…. no body seesm to be bothering on that ?

      Why ?
      This is typical country where looters have been made kings for their survivial.
      For no reasons, people stay eating their extrements further.

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      As always entrenched thinking. I look forward to the return of Gota, only becuase SF is no longer contesting. If SF returns I will be on his side. Enough of bank robbers, and Presidents with rusty swords that he does not know how to wield!

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        I prefer it to be ledby Ms Nagananda Kodithukku. Than anyone else.

        We dont want Gotler to be back and let us all lead for human abuses

  • 15
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    humbug prayers.You can see from the faces.

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      lANKEN press stands against Ranil and Sirisena but supprots MR and their thuggish movements why ?

      Media is made servile during their high days. All the underground net works run by supportive Thugs are with Rjaapkshe. Most of them are drug dealers and murders.

      We need proper INTELIGECE DEPT to search for Rjaapkashe UNDERGROUND activities.
      We rather need to invest more on that than anything else.

      We NEED to work lot more so that people are fed with FACTs and figures about Rajapakshes.

      Now the people are fooled by having said, just BANK BOND SCAM is the main reaon COST of living to go that up.. but we perfectly know the thousands of billions of dollars taken from Chinese banks … on higher interests made the nation life long debtors.

      Why none of the men in Press bring the article on that ? This govt has to bear the loads of shit thatthei predecessors left. None of these are made clear to the grass eating majority folks.
      Interests of the varioius loans and their first installments started to pay following grace periods – in 2015. All these were very clear to Rjaapkashe ballige puthas before the election. That was the reason them to hold early elections. They as power greedy men to go for that kept away from the majority folks.
      Telling that Hague is waiting to behad ballige putha… they went for the elections.

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        Samson, you have many points on the role of the Mainstream Media and its rather STRANGE BEHAVIOUR. You have said that the media is always up against the Ranil/Sira govt., but directly and indirectly is rendering its help to the RAJAPAKSE clans…. Yes, its very, very visible and it is this behaviour of the Media (Private owned media) that shed the light on its secret agenda thats working in the background scene. The Racist elements of the Sinhala Only Master Race psychopathic Agenda are given ample space in the Sinhala Media (especially) to say anything they like. The Islamophobia campaign that the Lankadeepa, Divaina, The Island, Mawbima, Rivira, Adha, TNL, Hiru, Swarnavahini, Derana etc., carried out throughout a span of last 4-5 years is a case for concern. The racist Sinhala media by using the democratic norms and the rules of the govt’s system and support it gets from the political parties and the politicians, SUBVERTED the democracy into FASCISM. The deep state that drives all this is the GOVIGAMA MAFIA Fraternity.

  • 4
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    [Edited out]I do not know why they think that a Monk can not take the HITLER name as an symbol or for identification. Is Sri lanka that autocratic. Why do theey use the bad publcitiy of Rajapakses instead of using the bad publicity of Ranil Wickramsinghe who had used USAID funds to set up CIABOC. I heard, Ravi KArunayake may escape but he is for another murder charge which will not come out. A drug dealers had gone to a temple and shot at each other. the Incumbant Bhikku had been caught as the killer. but God KAtaragama had given a message and after the police primary investigation, Ravi karunayake had said, yes I told them but I did not them to shoot. IT is interesting to see how Ranil will be handling this.

  • 7
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    politicians are using Sinhala buddhists for their advantage. but, the Anynayakae Bhikku or Sarath weerasekara are not at fault by any means. I heard Sarath Weerasekara should copme as a PResidential candidate. Why Ranil is silent about Basil Rajapakse and some other politicians establishing FINANCIAL FOUNDATIONS IN THEIR WIVES NAMES AND RIPPING THE COUNTRY OFF. He has overseas investments. but he had a menial job in the USA.

  • 22
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    I think as Sri Lankans we are at a most critical juncture at the moment. A great catastrophe is waiting to unfold due to the total debacle of Yahapalanaya. The blame should go equally to Maithri and Ranil. Ranil’s bond issue and Maithri taking over the leadership of the SLFP were two grave, fatal errors made by these two leaders on whom the people had placed all their trust and hopes to safeguard the country and their future from the Rajapakse Mafia which had already in place a deep state to ultimately seize total power. It is so sad, despite knowing the gravity of the situation and knowing the great responsibility placed on them by the people to provide proper leadership to combat this threat to their freedoms, these two leaders have utterly failed. These two leaders were only interested in consolidating their power. In the meantime the Rajapakses have regrouped and, with the help of the most corrupt, most ruthless racist/fascist elements in society, are ready to recapture power and enslave the people. A great betrayal indeed by Ranil and Maithri. The first thing they should have done as soon as they came to power was to dismantle this deep state. They have failed abjectly in achieving this. I think politically it’s the end of the road for both of them. But the country as a whole has to bear the pain and suffering for the next decade or two.

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      Ajay, Cannot this deep state be totally buried judicially according to law and order that it can never be resurrected and surface again, after the death penalty. This picture shows the religio fascism implanted in people to be erased with truth. Help Sri Lanka

  • 9
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    Bishop Duleep has put his neck on the line. When will the great Cardinal Malcolm have the same courage? The Malwatta / Asgiriya crowd have now taken to strangling policemen, so not much can be expected of them.

  • 4
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    “Following the path advocated by Upali Thero, Mr Weerasekara or by Ms Maheswaran, is surely a path from ‘eliya to andura’ (from light to darkness). It has every prospect of becoming a ‘vipath maga’ (road to disaster) for our country and our people.”. What choice do the people have ? UNP ? SLFP ? SLPP ? Use your vote wisely.

  • 4
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    VijayakalaniMahshwaran called for the resurrection of the LTTE because the inhabitants in the North apparently never had it better than under Pirahaparan.
    And left for LONDON.
    Dr Mahendran helped the Son in Law to rob the Central Bank .
    And left for Singapore.
    Pathalaya is firing AK47s in the South every week ,killing Opponents, and Robbing Banks and Jewellery Businesses and even Yahapalana Cops.
    President signs Death Sentences imposed on the Kudu Mudalalis, who are busy carrying out their rade from the Death Row..
    That is how cool this Yahapalanaya is.
    Why are these Civil Society Groups so frightened of these Exes,
    Gota is going to be the first accused who will be tried in Dr Ranil’s Special SC next week.
    Dr Rajitha will prosecute Mahinda next for that stolen USD 18 Billion in the Arab Bank.
    Can they do any harm to these heavy hitters in Civil Uniforms?.
    Specially when have the protection of the US Embassy, UK High Commission and the Hindians.
    BTW Mangala is peeved that the Yahapalana President is going to sign the Death Penalties of the Drug Dealers.
    Mangala says these Drug dealers are only the Second Rung.
    Mangala told the Media that the Real Drug Dealers , the King Pins are in the Civil Society Groups.
    And Mangala has named Three including a Woman.
    It is the Island…

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      KASmaalam

      “VijayakalaniMahshwaran called for the resurrection of the LTTE because the inhabitants in the North apparently never had it better than under Pirahaparan.”

      Yesterday the IGP Pujitha who was in Jaffna claimed to have single handedly destroyed LTTE. He thinks he could destroy other criminals in no time. Being the top police officer in the land he should have pro actively sought the criminals and destroyed them many moons agao. He didn’t have to wait until Vijayakala drops the bombshell. What the hell was he doing since 2016 and now?

      Why didn’t this man in uniform get intelligence from his officers in the North. I have in the past mentioned that some police officers know exactly what was happening in the North, who is controlling the drug trade, the entry point, how powerful these people are and they have their own paralel government in Colombo where they are able to pull strings.

      Who is/are the don(s) protecting all these criminals in Colombo?
      Most honest policemen (and yes you won’t believe there are a few) are frustrated.
      B***s carriers move up in their career in the shortest possible time with out necessary qualification or experience.

      Pujitha seems one of them or scared of the dons in Colombo or benefiting from them or owes them his career.

      Stop being pain in the bum.
      Start investigating the inefficient dishonest policemen.
      Remember Pujitha owes his career to MR during whose reign he rose up to be the senior DIG before being promoted to the post of IGP by Dr Ranil.

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        Dear Native,
        You seem to have got your nickers in a knot.
        Why do you think I call him Dr Ranil’s UNP Pujithya..
        And what do you think about his Spokesperson who is a DIG and claims to be a Lawyer.
        He white washes the Crims while slinging Shit at the Victims.
        That his forte at Media Briefings..
        And you lot are carrying Dr Ranil’s Yahapalana Balls on your head..

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          KASmaalam

          Where is the former Gota’s Police Spokesman Prishantha Jayakody who ran away to Australia and returned to the island following Good Govenance elections? He wanted to give evidence on Gota’s white van operations. Now he is dead silent. Is he positioning himself for a top job under possible clan’s government?

          By the way what happened to Gota’s favourite parroting Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana? Has he been sent to traffic duties, Karma may be catching up with him?
          Poor fellow must have lied a lot.

  • 13
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    Brilliant.

    Srilanka is a failed state.
    Time to bring the International Judges.
    Ranil and MY3 are playing hide and seek.

    • 5
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      However bad things may be, we don’t need overseas Tamils telling us how to run our country. You lost that privilege when you left and tried to destroy it from abroad. Keep your moronic comments to yourself.

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        How do you know he lives overseas ? Tamils were forced to leave the island , because of the anti Tamil activities of the Sri Lankan state and Sinhalese racists like you. Where they were marginalised , denied higher education, employment, language rights. Their home, businesses and properties were systematically looted and destroyed by government state sponsored pogroms. Many times the armed forces and police also joined in or were watching the fun not doing anything, just like the recent anti Muslim riots. In the Tamil areas, ethic cleansing and large scale Sinhalese settlement , destruction and carpet bombing forced Tamils to flee. This was a deliberate calculated move to reduce the island’s Tamil population. This is a war crime and a genocide. Tamil population in the island reduced from around 26% to 16% within 60 years and you are fully aware of this. Tamil people who were forced to leave the island , because of the activities of the Sri Lankan state and Sinhalese racists like , you have every right to comment understood racist. During the South Sudan referendum for a separate state, people of South Sudanese origin, who were forced to flee and live overseas, were allowed to vote in this referendum b y the UN. The only thing moronic here is you . Why do you keep on posting under a Tamil name? Tarakai ir Taraki means star in Tamil. This is a pure Tamil word.

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          RSS
          ‘Tamils were forced to leave the island , because of the anti Tamil activities of the Sri Lankan state and Sinhalese racists like you’

          Is that so? Then how come there are far more Tamils in Sri Lanka than overseas?

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            Taraki

            “Then how come there are far more Tamils in Sri Lanka than overseas?”

            It is because since 1956 a lot of your cousins from south India turned up in the North and East increased the Tamil population over night, witnessed by Wimal Weerawansa, Ganapathipilla, HLD M, Kamalika Pieris, Champika, Dinesh, Gnanasara, wannihami, somass, Helass, …………………….. they multiplied like rabbit.

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        Anyone from anywhere in the world has a right to post their opinion in this forum or anywhere. Who gave you the right or privilege to deny this to anyone based on their race/ethnicity, Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist. I bet you will not make this comment to a Sinhalese who moved overseas for the good life. I see a lot of them posting here. Most of it vile racist anti Tamil/Muslim garbage or posts in support of Sinhalese Hitlers or Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists. They want the good life, the liberal values and equal opportunities offered to them and their families in their new homes in the west but want these same rights to be denied to the non Sinhalese in the island. Unlike these Sinhalese opportunists. most Tamils moved overseas to escape oppression from the Sri Lankan state and from Sinhalese Buddhist fascists like you and have every right to post their opinion as to how the country should be run, and to fight for the rights of the remaining Tamils in the island, as they are now been made voiceless. Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists like you do not like the Tamil Diaspora, because it is due to their efforts that the Sri Lankan war crimes came to international attention.

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          Rohan, Ha ha ha don’t talk to me about rights pal. We all know what rights the Tamils had under Prabhakaran. Can you imagine posting anti-LLTE posts on an LTTE website? It would never happen. Firstly they wouldn’t upload them, secondly they would hunt you down and kill you.

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            Taraki

            “We all know what rights the Tamils had under Prabhakaran.”

            What rights didn’t they have under VP?

            “Can you imagine posting anti-LLTE posts on an LTTE website?”

            I am told the situation under VP was no different to the freedom the people enjoyed under successive government from 1956. Weeping widow introduced exit visa requirement for people leaving the island. My elders tell me the Daily Mirror under “fear nothing” Reggie Michael’s editorials were heavily censored by weeping widow’s enforcers.

            VP was not the first one to introduced political violence assassinations, bombs, guns, censorship, ………………………………… tyranny, ……………..

            I admire your selective memory. You don’t seem to remember those peaceful protests in front of the parliament how the protesters were attacked by a mob lead by a junior minister. A few years ago JVP activists were arrested in the up country are where they were in possession of anti government leaflets.

            Peaceful protests never stood a chance under MR’s tyranny.
            Even libraries were burnt down.

            I am sorry what are you trying to tell this forum?

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        Taraki, you rotten pig! Is our country going in the right path as per your words? You are the real moron, because you still trust our local justice system. And remember, Tamils may have run away but where ever they are, they are highly educated and contribute heavily to the economy, while you start riots and loot the minorities shamelessly.

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          Deep, you pure piglet, our country is NOT going on the right path, I never said that. I said we don’t need advice from those who tried to destroy it. There is a difference.

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            Taraki

            The Americans Gota and Basil not only wanted this island completely void of any humans (except Sinhala/Buddhist fellow fascists) but emptied the treasury left right and centre.

            As a consequence the island is being sold to foreigners at a knock down price.

            You believe the Sinhala/Buddhist American fascists are there to salvage the island. You should not let your ignorance, bigotry, stupidity get in the way.

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        Taraki

        You don’t mind overseas/diaspora Sinhala/Buddhist fascists telling you how to run the country.

        “You lost that privilege when you left and tried to destroy it from abroad. Keep your moronic comments to yourself.”

        How come Austro – New Zealand SPUR together with middle east based Sinhala/Buddhist businessmen are closely aligned with local and Euro fascists are allowed to underme the government and mislead the people of this island?
        Don’t forget Sir Desmond de Silva QC a diaspora Sinhalese was invited/allowed to defend the war crimes committed by the armed forces and civilian leaders of this island. What right did he have?

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        Taraki

        You don’t mind overseas/diaspora Sinhala/Buddhist fascists telling you how to run the country.

        “You lost that privilege when you left and tried to destroy it from abroad. Keep your moronic comments to yourself.”

        How come Austro – New Zealand SPUR together with middle east based Sinhala/Buddhist businessmen are closely aligned with local and Euro fascists are allowed to underme the government and mislead the people of this island?
        Don’t forget Sir Desmond de Silva QC a diaspora Sinhalese was invited/allowed to defend the war crimes committed by the armed forces and civilian leaders of this island. What right did he have?

        By the way Gota, Basil, Sarath, …………………… are foreigners too. Keep the Americans out of the country.

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      No. Time to split the island. Singhalese on one side and Tamilians on the other. No more cross-living in each others’ side.

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        Mr Impractical, that won’t work. What will happen to the up-country Tamils. They do not want to live under the heel of caste ridden Jaffna Tamils. do they?

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          Taraki

          “What will happen to the up-country Tamils. They do not want to live under the heel of caste ridden Jaffna Tamils. do they?”

          Why do you automatically assume up- country Tamils will suffer under the heel of Jaffna Tamils? How do the Rodiyas manage in the caste ridden Kandyan society?

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            Why should they live’ UNDER’ when they can live ‘ALONG’ with. An effort to divide and destroy? Is it?

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          History repeats itself. The last King to rule Kandy was a Tamil belonging to the same community as up-country Tamils. From the way things are happening, they are going to rule Sinhalese areas.

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            he was not a tamil.he was a telugu. tamils will not get a mother to pound the heads of her 8 children.Tamils are an ancient civilised race.

            Tamils will live in sinhalese areas and intermarry with the sinhalese.They will not rule the sinhalese.Keep day dreaming, Dr.Sankaralingam.Sinhalese will also settle in the north and east in a big way. Tamils will let them sweat there and move to the hills.This is my prediction of srilankan future after i am long dead and gone.

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          Oh yes caste ridden Jaffna. Unlike the caste ridden Sinhalese who will only elect and accept upper castes and Buddhists only as their leaders, the so called caste ridden people of Jaffna happily elect low castes and Christians as their leaders. Sinhalese Buddhism is caste ridden, their Buddhist sects and orders are based on caste and certain orders still refuse to ordain members belonging to the lower castes as monks within their order. We all know the caste ridden Kandy Ayatollahs did not want a low caste Catholic low country Sinhalese as the governor of Kandyan heartland central province and demanded only an upper caste Kandyan Sinhalese Buddhist failing that an upper caste Kandyan Sinhalese Christian to be the governor of Central Province. A very caste ridden society and the government meekly complied. Imagine if the Tamils ever demanded any such nonsense? There would have been a hue and a cry and huge articles on how caste ridden and feudal the Tamils are and they do not deserve any sort of freedom but the guidance of casteless Sinhalese Buddhist enlightenment( sic) , especially of the armed forces variety. Go and read the Sinhalese matrimonial columns to see how caste ridden the Sinhalese are. At lease the Sri Lankan Tamils, only confine their caste preferences to marriage but do not take it any where else. In the Tamil Diaspora caste as become a non issue. However the Sinhalese use caste as a basis for everything. Electing MPS leaders governors and even Buddhist priests and Kandy Ayatollah.

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    Looking at the pictures of the Brothers!
    Pol Pot, Gotler and Putin and at the Back is Slobodan Milosevic.

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    I heard the former state minister is secretly a Muslim who deliberately made the comments to stir racial tensions. We all know Muslims are not trustworthy

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      These gentleman proved doing things right since they are trustworthy doing the right things.

      Ponder your thought Genrally

      1. Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of India.
      2. Sadiq Khan London Mayor

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        Sadiq Khan is not that innocent as what you think. My cousin told me that some years ago Sadiq Khan cheated him on a legal matter. Fortunately my cousin did not try to take revenge by informing labour party about the fraud. Had he done so, Sadiq Khan would never have been nominated for the post.

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          Now what is his position

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          Dr. why don’t you write here on what legal matter he cheated your cousin. Give the name of your cousin and details of how this happened to make your statement believable.

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          That is your cousin’s mistake if he preferred to not report to the Labour Party about Sadiq Khan’s cheating and fraud.
          What is fortunate about that; if your cousin chose to keep silent; was he not condoning being cheated?
          By neglecting to assert one’s right to remedy a wrong cannot be construed as taking revenge especially when it is only one side of the whole story.

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    Both the Sinhalese and Tamils seems to want an authoritarian fascist dictatorship! We saw this in both Velupillai Prabhakaran and the Rajapaksas.

    The inability or the lack of leadership that is able to use sophisticated methodologies like democracy to govern a nation leads to the nation falling into authoritarian dictatorial rule and fascism. Once a nation has fallen into authoritarian rule it is highly unlikely that it will ever recover to crate and produce the skilled leadership required to govern with complex modern systems of governance.

    And this will leave the country valuable to hostile international forces.

    Fascist leaders always do more harm to the country while believing they are doing the opposite. Good example is how stupid the Rajapaksas were to fall into the Chinese trap all for money…

    “never underestimate the other man’s greed” – from the movie The Godfather.

    The Rajapaksas fell for it hook line and sinker. Now we see the politicians slowly waking up to the seriousness of the situation and are desperately trying to climb out of this trap of their own making.

    More authoritarian fascist dictatorships to continue to get our country deeper into these traps or time to finally opt for sophisticated leadership that can govern using modern systems of governance.

    High time both the Sinhalese and Tamils drop this love affair with Authoritarian rule before it destroys them. Authoritarian rule always destroies rational, scientific and critical thinking all vital elements of a healthy nation.

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      Sinhalese love fascism and use this as a tool to suppress on Sinhalese, especially the Tamils. Tamils do not like fascism ,but were forced due to state sponsored Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism , that has been targeting the island’s Tamil population both Indian origin and indigenous from the time of independence. Even now it is Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and Muslim opportunism and fundamentalism , in the east that is again pushing the Tamils for other options, as six years after the defeat of the LTTE, they are position is even worse. They had no other option and the LTTE only became fascist and dictatorial very much later and not at the beginning. However much Sinhalese, the Sri Lankan government and their allies like to state and broadcast, the LTTE was only responsible for a small percentage of the atrocities and the deliberate killing of civilians, during the war. It was the Sri Lankan government , the 99.99% Sinhalese armed forces , who were responsible for more than 95% of the atrocities, Killing hundreds of thousands , around 145000 in May 2009 and ethnically cleansing more than 1 million Tamils out of the island. All deliberate calculated moves. Southern politicians and armed forces and the Sinhalese police do not want to leave the Tamil areas and are looking for any excuses to remain there. Hence all the crime, that never existed before is deliberately created. They do not want the give police and land powers to the Tamil speaking areas, as this will stop Sinhalisation of the Tamil areas . The army is there for this purpose only . This is why thousand of acres of Tamil lands have stolen. This is the reason they jumped on Vijakala’s remark that there was hardly any crime during the LTTE reign and made it an issue. The use this and the crime that came with the stationing the armed forces , as excuse for not removing the Sinhalese armed forces in the Tamil areas and to deny the Tamil provinces police and land power as agreed.

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        Dear RSSS,
        You put it in a nutshell.
        The “three worshipping photo” shows their sheer hypocrisy.
        The Friday Forum too ignore the truth – they dare not state the truth of what is happening in Tamil areas.

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        RSS
        ‘Sinhalese love fascism’

        You lying bastard. What do you think VP was, a democrat?

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          Taraki

          “You lying bastard. What do you think VP was, a democrat?”
          -.
          Who said he was?
          However he did provide great service to democracy of course just for a neat sum. He made sure Mahinda won the 2005 presidential elections and brought complete structural change in Hindia by bumping off Rajiv.

          Though VP was never a democrat he helped Hindia and Mahinda while he was alive.

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          Does the truth hurt Sinhalese fascist bitch, with a pure Tamil name?

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            Real Siva Sankaran Sharma

            “Does the truth hurt Sinhalese fascist bitch, with a pure Tamil name?”

            I am not sure if Taraki is a bitch however I know for sure her tendency to support fascism. Had she been born a Tamil I am also certain she would have become a leading supporter of VP or his official b***s carrier.

            As I stated in the past Taraki is not a Tamil name.

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      Sunil

      “Both the Sinhalese and Tamils seems to want an authoritarian fascist dictatorship! We saw this in both Velupillai Prabhakaran and the Rajapaksas.”

      I do not believe most people are willingly accept authoritarian rule.
      They are brain washed or conditioned to believe in Goodness of Authoritarian rule or in their desperation they tend to support or forced to support dictators. As far as I know people do not want to be told when and how to have sex or when to go to the loo.

      Sri Lankan rulers continued to undermine the moderate leadership of the Tamils since 1956 and used competitive racism to create an alternative power structure among the Tamils, lead by the psychopath VP. On the other side UNP and SLFP created another psychopath Rohana. Both these and later Gota (surviving psychopath) joined them in taking the people to promised land.

      People also make uninformed choices, based on many spin/lies, free rice from moon, imposition of Sinhala only language policy in 24 hours, Mahinda and Gota won the war, Vijaya’s voyage to this island, Mhanayakes believe in Hitler, Gota’s supporters believe in Gota’s ability to run train on time, ……………..

      People are left with no real choice but to draw names from the pool of already established crooks, murderers, fascists, fascist supporters, …………………….. some or most cannot see beyond their nose and their own interest.

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    Dear Friday Forum, hope with your message you will also bring out the discrimination in the action of Government and the reaction of the public. When a monk preached he was found immune and was allowed to continue the same. Of course when it is loud mouthed Sarath he too has immunity and is already well known to normalize threats and intimidation as normal protocol. But when minister Vijayakala uttered the whole nation was in shock and dumbfounded, Such a hue and cry was created that she resigned (rumor is she is leaving the country for good) and now the whole justice and law departments have been put on alert, and state attorney and the rest had been ordered to investigate and file a case and this has been prioritized as the most important issue to deal after the war. What a Miracle country we are in.

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    As a person keeping a safe distance from the so-called Friday Forum (they are more like a week end forum), I can only laugh at their waste of time on this matter.

    Rev. Upali only expressed the nation’s wish. People want the country to be managed by someone with proven amanagement ability. Gotabhaya foots the bill because he has proved his ability by managing the war to completion.

    Though the Colombo elite may not like him, the majority of Sri Lankans do. Save your energy fellows.

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      What is the right you have to talk for the majority in the country, Mr, Devendra?
      When an uneducated monk coughs out something idiotic, you are there to give a hooray ! Please also note most of the people like me are not Colombo elites but rural folks, who very well remember white vans, Lasantha W, Keith Noyahr, Prisoners in Welikada and so on.

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    People mustn’t use religion to excel themselves.

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    Addendum : When the three individuals in the picture (Rajapaksas) say or do what ever they want the whole nation is in WOW and keep applauding.This is called Lankawe style.

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    What happenned to Jayantha Dhanapala? Is he out of Friday Forum?

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    The two women who signed I am sure know that the burden of proof is on the accuser. One can write to the Colombo Telegraph or to any other until cows come home and the fat lady sings, but lies have not been proven, hypotheticals had not been indicted, alleged had not been convicted.
    Light that Rajapakshas hope to bring and the Viyathmaga that they want to show is for the disenfranchised of the country because unlike the authors they are not sitting on the ivory columns looking down on the rest of the country, the authors must think it is to be vipath maga and the darkness to the elitists, and I can understand their fear, so why not work with the Light and the Viyathmaga, because pushing the Sinhala Buddhist to the wall is only going to make the Nationalistic reaction stronger.

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    Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa: Is it a Sinhala Name? Mahinda Rajapakse
    Don Alwin Rajapakse: Is it a Sinhala name? Mahinda Rajapakse’s father

    We talk about Central Bank Mahendran? Some people said he is Tamil. What is the difference between Mahendra who robbed the country and Mahendran who robbed the CB? Both used their power unlawfully but we don’t bother of the first one but bothered about the other. Why?

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      Ajith
      The difference is Mahendra didn’t rob the country while Mahendran did rob the Central Bank with the patronage of the PM as revealed in the Bond Report. That is why he is named as a wanted person.
      Prove your allegation about Mahendra.
      Mahendra, Mahendran both have the same meaning: Indra, the Great. (Indra is the God of the Sky.)
      The only problem with Mahinda is he doesn’t know how to handle people. They took advantage of his good heart and he didn’t do anything about it. The next President should not be a Rajapaksa. Otherwise the same lot who were surrounded by Rajapaksas during 2010-2015 will come back and take over the CB and other government institutions. Not only that, some people will even resort to take revenge.

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        If I Say, MAhendra was a ALibaba and not any one of the forty thieves, is it correct. YOu look very dumb. IF he did not know how to handle people why he preferred to associate with all the thieves. He di dnot know his Brother Basil. He did not instruct Namal. WHo is Daisy Artchchi hiding GEMS from Unknwon people. Ranil is a Relative and that is the problem.

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        The fact is Mahendra is protected by Sinhala racists. The judicial system is controlled by Sinhala rcists but people gave a clear verdict in 2015. That is the clear judgement.

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    Eliya or no Eliya, in the last Presidential and general elections too, they were on a high that they would wind with all their might but the end was very pathetic for them. It’s looks like Gotler already in a frenzies that he had won it. But the Rajapaksa camp is in fractures. The Tsunami theif wants to hold it for the sons. Gotler and 10% man have their own different agendas. That’s whyJackal Opposition too in all sorts of divisions, and unable to name their candidate. First off, Gotler should get the US to renounce his US citizenship, it’s a very tedious and complicated process, it’s not just merely, walking up the street to the US embassy, and takes two months. The real white Americans who want to retire to the Mexico, Caribbean, Latin American countries etc are struggling to do it for so many US government agencies have to vet it before they grand it. With Gotler’s records, it’s not that easy. If someone files a case in the US courts, until it’s over, then match over for him. Right now the UNP is the only one solid block behind their candidate with some young energetic blocks behind it. They at any cost should win it else they wouldn’t get to the top even in the next halfer century. Hence, do or die battle for them.

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    It is not Eliya – it should be eluwa
    Gota = goat

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    2017 was going very well to Ranil. He negotiated with China to sell the Hangbangtota port. Udaya Gammanpila said Ranil had agreed to give one Million Visas. A five village spread of land was donated with Hangbangtota Harbor. China says the manmade island near to the port also within the territory associated with the harbor. On the day of signing, there was clash of bald heads and Ranil’s police. It was said Ranil had organized the thugs to make the signing occurrence more glamorous. Bald heads took the beating and water Cannon shooting. Earlier Mahampura port workers protested. Ranil put a navy unit under Ravindra and beat up workers and reporters too. But the signing went ahead another day and China bought the harbor. Ranil was lifting a big cardboard Check and holding it in the air for Media to relay it to the public, to advertise his proud achievement. Ranil’s dirty attitude is Tamils having their land liberated from Rapist Army, in North East is objectionable, but Chinese can have anything in the country. Now China has got the Manmade Island in Hangbangtota on freehold, as said by Media. Ranil refused that report. There is same tug of war exist between the China and Lankawe on Colombo Port South Terminal and Colombo Pong Cing. That means China has authority to berth Submarines in Hangbangtota, Colombo Port, Colombo Pong Cing and Galle Port (, where it has been berthing submarines for sometimes, from Old Royals’ government). Now Ranil says he is mowing the Galle Navy Post to Hangbangtota because he is going to stop Chinese Submarines coming there. Ranil has been playing tough game with America after Jerusalem Embassy, in December 2017. Lankawe doesn’t have an ambassador in Washington. Old American Ambassador is going and new one is coming. So Ranil is playing a new game to mesmerize the new ambassador.

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    Will Falsedom stop issuing this silly statement, but ask Ranil to take back the harbor from China? If China uses the harbor to fight with India, that will be big detrimental to Lankawe.

    Interesting story is Yahapalanaya put a halt on Chinese projects when it came to power (2015). This appears to be only to get more from China than the election contribution. (The Old Royals did the same thing to the contracts Chandrika signed for Nuraicholai power station). Then, for years, Malik was living in China- (that many times he went there). Then all the projects were restored to China to restart.

    Whether Vijayakala guided Friday Falsedom from Dark to light is something we don’t know. But Friday Falsedom guided Lankawe into China Trap, light to dark. One time his Flasedom was directed by Radhika and Dhanapala. They both worked hard to save the War Criminals Old Royals from UNHCR. That time Falsedom never warned the government to stay out of China’s traps. Then they both left Falsedom-Radhika and Dhanapala. The Falsedom made new Partnership with the New Royals Crooks, the Yahapalanaya. Falsedom was very heavily marketing its new partner for some time. Now the falsedom taking about all subject, but not talking about China paid bribes to New Royals to contest in January 2015 election.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      “Udaya Gammanpila said Ranil had agreed to give one Million Visas.”
      Give ten million visas and bring Chinese. That is far better than allowing South Hindian s**t to come to this country.

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        That is far better than allowing South Hindian s**t to come to this country.

        It is too late man. We did know that will happen when the Europeans were bring the Cinnamon peelers and taught them Sinhala Buddhism. Dog eats dog!

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          Mally,
          I have no problem with any Human beings whether Chinese or Hindians ,if they come and develop our long suffering Nation.
          But the problem is where are those One Million South Hindians going to be located?.
          Those new Apartments in Ramakrishna Lane in Welllala Garden’s are asking 20 Mil each for just a 2 Bedder.
          Will our Cinnamon Peeling cousins pay that sort of Dosh?.
          And eat at the Shanmugas..
          There is a severe shortage of Labour and Skilled Tardies in Jaffana.
          Will your mates in the TNA lead by Sampathar allow Vellala Wigneswaran to take at least half of them?.
          Or will they be located in Mattala?
          Chinese have at least 25,000 Acres which they bought from Dr Ranil on a 99 year Lease….
          Hindians have not even paid a deposit for Mattala.
          Do you get it…

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    who is this fellow sarath weerasekara who gave this b….. recognition?

    anyway Gota’s gang will go into ‘andura’ soon. MR is working aginst him. In one interview recently MR was asked about Gota contesting for presidency, he has told that there is a talk like this but we have not told that and that there are others.

    Then again why MR is interested to bring Udayangana (the MIG deallers along with Gota) back to the country No one asked him to …this is a silent threat to Gota

    the american ambassadors story—its quite obvious that MR told this story to Vigitharan who is in constant contact with MR since he was released for Gota’s white van kidnapping

    Now Kumara Welgama has told there will be a democratic person as the next presidential candidate ……….it goes without saying that it is not Gotas– did Welgamam say this on his own —oh no this was MR’s idea coming from Welgama

    Obvously MR at the last minute will say that Gota will not be able to 50% there for we will nominate Basil or Chamal , Gota will have to go back to the filling station — this time with a companion this fellleo Sarath

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    I don’t know whether it is the Sri lankan media that is stupid and are clowns. Because they report the statements made by idiots. One news report said that Ranil, in a public meeting, had alerted the NAVY to be vigilent over submaraine attacks, probably US had said. but by whom. with sri lankka’s old fishing boats, Dingys. NAvy Ships are old boats decommissioned by others. The only new boat Sri lanka (did not built id in Dockyard, no commis from there, I suppose, is not a deep sea boat. so called Educated Experts have a burning issue that is RAJAPAKSES coming back. But foreign countries have accepted them.

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    Pirapaharn never ruled , with ease. he was inundated with various obstacles, He was mainly fighting a war for the liberation of Tamils from Sinhala domination and to ensure that the Tamil kingdom, which existed prior to the rule of the Britishers, was regained. In that process he had won only part of it. While the war was on he had to feed the Tamil population and make sure there was no war within a war not only from the Sinhalese but even from the opposing parties of the Tamils, encouraged by India in particular and the world in general. Hence, he had to have a rigid rule to ensure the smooth functioning of the administration. This is similar the so called democratic governments resorting to emergency rule for years, killing innocents and and not so innocents. If he was given a free hand to rule the need for dictatorial outlook would not have been necessary. Look at some of the world governments as to how they rule commencing from USA, who separated the refugee children from parents , Syria, ,Israel Saudi’s attack on Yemen etc. Just see what is happening in Romania where bribery and corruption seem to be the order of the day despite protests by humanitarian organisations who were successful in mitigating the problems created by the past Communist governments. Nevertheless situation there is precarious. Compared to the ruling governments, in human deeds, what Prapaharan did to gain rule is insignificant,.
    I do not hold any brief for Vijayakala her utterances but it is consistent with the thinking of the Tamils in NORTH/EAST may be due to the failure of the successive governments to fair and proper.Perhaps she would have thought of contesting the next elections too, .

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    The Vijeyakala and the Gotler issues are feeding off each other. Which is the bigger shark? Does it matter? Both are sharks!
    There are other important issues.
    .
    The threat to adopt the Duterte method of fighting drug trafficking is probably to mask something else. A much used tactic but still works!
    .
    The Lankan Armed Services and Police are edging towards autonomy. Right now they are able to say how they feel. For example the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake recently told MS that the soldiers crack skulls and blow up ears. Intimidation? MS extended Mahesh’s tenure.
    The personal attack by retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara on Dr Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) shows the mindset of the armed Services. Mr Weerasekara denounced Dr Udagama as an LTTE supporter and a traitor to this country, with the battle cry “death to traitors”. This shows how shallow the man is.
    .
    The real real danger is the corruption/nepotism/impunity going mega, bordering on the giga.

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    for me these VIYATHUN are babkrupt and ignorent. Some includes those who lived their whole life in the west. Sri lankan politics is a corrupt business and is supported by the foreign interest groups. Sri lanka has more serious problems such as SEX, Drugs, BOOZE and sports culture. Drugs is meance and politicians, higher offcicla snad they want Army to be involved Drug culture which will result a Contingetn of Army officials would be supporting the drug importation ans distribution. A very reliable source says it is Ranil who brings this kind of Destructive proposals. that may be the reason Why FRIDAY FORUM is going at Rajapakses, and the anunayake bhikkus. Earlier it was RAVAYA, BBS and Bhikku ghanasara. Now this bhikku. there is a pattern in this campaign.

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    Wijayakala Maheswaran is correct. bhikku ghanasara and Anunayaka thera are wrong. What a political culture. Reverse discrmination at best. Politicians are silent and are using it for their advantage.

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    On a scale of 0 to 10 all Sinhalese are stupid and below 4 while 90% of Tamils have tails and they worship monkeys riding donkeys.

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