16 July, 2024

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FUTA Condemns Appointing Deshabandu Tennakoon As New IGP

The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) vehemently condemns the recent appointment of Mr. Deshabandu Tennakoon as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Sri Lanka. This appointment not only disregards due process but also raises grave concerns regarding the independence and integrity of law enforcement in the country.

Moreover, the newly appointed IGP has a troubling history that casts serious doubts on his suitability to lead the Sri Lankan Police Force. In a Fundamental Rights application case decided by the Supreme Court in 2023, he was found guilty of torturing a suspect, a gross violation of human rights and a clear indicator of his unsuitability for such a pivotal role.

Furthermore, it is public knowledge that he infamously collaborated with government-affiliated mobs during the violent attack on the Galle Face Green protest site in May 2022. His later appointment as the acting IGP despite objections raised by various civil society organizations, and now appointing him as the IGP underscores a disturbing trend of collusion between law enforcement officials and political authorities.

Thus, we consider the appointment of the new IGP as a clear indication of the deep politicization of the police service in Sri Lanka. Instead of upholding the principles of independence, impartiality, and accountability, the government has chosen to prioritize political interests over the well-being and safety of its citizens. This further undermines public confidence in the ability of law enforcement agencies to serve and protect the people of Sri Lanka without fear or favor.

FUTA calls on the Sri Lankan government to immediately revoke the appointment of Mr. Tennakoon and to ensure that future appointments to key positions within law enforcement agencies are made in accordance with established constitutional procedures and merit-based criteria. The government must uphold the rule of law, protect human rights, and foster an environment of accountability within law enforcement agencies to restore public trust and confidence in the justice system.

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    System change will meet him first in any future protests ! Ranil’s first election
    promise ‘ Tear Gas ‘ , already fulfilled ! Ranil acts and NPP and SJB Talk !
    Somalia of South Asia is in the making !

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      ww
      What qualifies us to be a Somalia?
      There are well defined political stands that we can see there.
      Here?

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        S J , world report 2021 : Somalia | Human Rights Watch .
        Google is waiting for you .

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          ww
          That alone will not qualify us.
          The contexts are wildly different.
          You know them and the background to the long history of civil war with direct foreign involvement.

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            SJ ,

            The background and the long history of civil war with direct
            foreign involvement , well , you said it and can I put them all
            down here to convince you how and which parts of their
            problems are in store for us ? I directed you only to one agency
            with the understanding that you already know the rest . No
            need to waste our time as the internet is awash with enough
            info on Somalia for anyone to pick and choose what suits them .
            Thanks for your interest .

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              ww
              OK, let us say quits

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      Lester / March 7, 2024
      Where are you?
      Under Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese
      you have typed the following:

      “GG Ponnambalam initially rejected SWRD’s offer of federalism”

      Another of your old wives tale, isn’t it?

      “SJV Chelvanayakem signed the “Vaddukoddai Resolution”, which is a declaration of secession using arms if necessary”

      The resolution was passed at three party conference.
      Where did you get the idea S J V Chelva signed it?
      Have you got a copy of the resolution?

      ” Velupillai Prabhakaran assassinated the top TULF leadership to seize power for himself”

      By the time Hindians started grooming him and Premadasa adapted him TULF had already lost all its credibility among Tamils, if they had any. The party and its leaders were politically dead, by the time Amirthalingam was assassinated (with the support of Sri Lankan intelligence).

      It would be good to remember the Vaddukottai Declaration was dead on arrival on 14 May 1976 in Pannakam.

      ” The LTTE rejected India’s offer for federalism, choosing instead to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi”

      Hindia never offered federalism.

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        Lester / March 7, 2024
        Where are you?
        Under Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese
        you have typed the following:

        “Premadasa (former SL President) attempted to negotiate with the LTTE.”

        Premadasa did not understand VP could be hired for a price and he never negotiated serious politics with LTTE, at the same time some UNP ministers started expressing their desire to get rid of him.

        “CBK had plans for devolution. The LTTE attempted to assassinate her. The lawyer Neelan who drew up the constitutional proposals was assassinated”

        By the time Neelan was assassinated the draft constitution ended up in tatters, even Ranil in the parliament compound ritually cremated it.

        ” Prabhakaran had plans to execute commander Karuna, which caused a schism in the ranks when the latter defected”

        Did it surprise you?

        “There were attempts to assassinate Mahinda Rajapakse and his brother Gothabaya”

        There was a failed attempt to assassinate Gota but VP never attempted to kill Mahinda

        Please spend some time reading and researching whenever you get the urge to type.

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          Lester / March 7, 2024
          Where are you?
          Under Government Of The Sinhalese, By The Sinhalese & For The Sinhalese
          you have typed the following:

          “The Aryans imposed their rigid caste dogma on Dravidians, including Tamils. Since then, Tamils have been discriminating among themselves for hundreds (if not thousands of years) before they came into contact with “Sinhalese.”

          Please read:

          Indian Institute of Dalit Studies Volume III, Number 06
          Excerpt:

          Sinhala population, coastal caste groups who were somewhat outside the indigenous caste system, a range of service castes with hereditary rajakariya (“service to the king”) services assigned to them with access to land tied to delivery of these services. Besides, some caste groups expected to perform “menial” and “unclean” services such as removal of dead animals and dirt (Rodi), public execution of criminals (Gahala) and manufacture and supply of mats and other useful artifacts using raw material collected from the jungle, considered outside the pale of human civilisation (Kinnara).
          ….
          ….
          Caste Discrimination and Social Justice in Sri Lanka: An Overview
          By
          Kalinga Tudor Silva
          P.P. Sivapragasam
          Paramsothy Thanges

          This publication should bring you to earth.

          Here is another book to educate you:
          Sinhalese Social Organization: The Kandyan Period
          by
          Ralph Pieris
          Ceylon University Press Board, 1956

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            Native, Jester gets his facts from social media, FB , Instagram and gossip media / magazine . Though he hates India he knows all about
            the relationship between conman Sukesh and Jacqueline, random discriminatory acts or events taking place in some corner of India and all about Bollywood. So if you are quoting, pick something that he understands , if not you’re wasting your time.

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              Native, what the hell is going on among war heroes ??? Looks like road to “in fighting “. Kamala and Shavendra are now the villains according to Gotha , in his tell all memoir. He further says ego clash between them is detrimental to national security. Add Sarath and the rest to understand war crimes, and who could have given orders to kill those who surrendered. That also explains the security breakdown behind Easter mayhem. What does new chief Ranil thinks about them ?? Gotha further alleged those two were working against each other leading to his down fall. Good lord, I was wrong in saying “Tamils do not need enemies “. Sorry to break the bubble of our due here.

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              chiv

              Thanks.

              “So if you are quoting, pick something that he understands , if not you’re wasting your time.”

              I agree teaching is one of the most difficult profession.

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                Native,

                Forget that loser. I don’t learn anything from beggars in India who ran away from SL and now bash it. What about Vedda people, we never talk about them. As the indigenous why not have one as President? The Vellalar would never agree, now who is the racist?

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              Charlatan Chiv (the crackpot),

              I know what I’m taking about. I merely post links to prove my point. Very different from someone like you, who was too dumb to get into the SL medical school, now dreaming of passing the USMLE and scamming Americans with useless Indian credentials. Too funny.

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                Lester,
                Did you sharpen your scraper today? I suppose you have to lick it to check?

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                Jester, I gave you thumbs up, to stop rambling and get better oriented.( mainly to TIME, do you know the year , month , date , day………
                I know you have difficulty comprehending. So get help from some one who attended government school, to explain ” what’s ECFMG and FLEX for you.” . I really do not know what you are but why would you take 10 th again, unless you never completed high school. Just because I have some free time thought of making your day happy.. Expecting a response.

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                  Jester, one more puzzle for theday to test your GK.( not cognitive as orientation) Though my Indian credentials are worthless , Americans say I’m already eligible for full social security benefits after retirement. I wonder how?? Do you think it’s a scam. Hope they will not screw my early retirement plans.

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            Jester Kunju the Kandyan from London what do you say to this?

            “It was said by British observers at the time that Ehelepola Kumarihamy only took the pounder in her hand and laid it on the mortar. She did this in order to avoid the shame that she would be handed over to a ‘Gahalaya’ (a low-caste person).”

            Being a Kundiyan you sure will know lot about caste and the pecking order. Even when she about to loose her life and the life of her children, she seems to be concerned about caste and untouchability

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              Sorry lose and not loose

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            NV, good morning to you, wie geht es Dir denn so ?

            Lester the joker is still under the bed to the manner of ” a physically abused dog” that makes every effort to hide his tail between the rear legs..However he has to continue the mission which is being paid off by using stolen funds by Basil. That is just for survival. ..

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        Native,

        Ponnambalam and his ACTC denounced federalism as ‘bad for Ceylon and worse for the Tamils’, and at the general election of 1952 some of his ACTC followers warned that under federalism no trains would run beyond Elephant Pass (the isthmus connecting the Jaffna peninsula to the rest of the island).” (p. 63, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam and the Crisis of Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism, 1947 – 1977, A Political Biography, A. Jeyaratnam Wilson, Lake House Bookshop, 1993).

        “Where did you get the idea S J V Chelva signed it?”

        https://www.sangam.org/FB_HIST_DOCS/vaddukod.htm

        “By the time Neelan was assassinated the draft constitution ended up in tatters, “

        So why assassinate him, if the draft constitution had no chance of passing. Same thing with CBK. Is it common practice to blow up your opponent when you’re losing the negotiations?

        “Please read:”

        Please refer to the Oxford Dictionary for the difference between “caste” and “class.”

        “but VP never attempted to kill Mahinda”

        https://www.hindustantimes.com/world/military-officer-taught-ltte-cadre-assassination-tricks-lanka-court/story-emPH9PX2vVEK9KDYz7z6RP.html

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          Lester

          “Ponnambalam and his ACTC denounced federalism as ‘bad for Ceylon and worse for the Tamils’, ..”

          This is another of HLD M’s c**p.
          “Federalism bad for Ceylon, worse for the Tamils”: G.G. Ponnambalam
          https://www.ft.lk/Opinion-and-Issues/
          Saturday, 21 October 2017

          It was the resolution of National Convention of the TAMIL UNITED LIBERATION FRONT and his signature was nowhere to be seen. Like you some stupid supporters of Federal Party believe it was their resolution.

          “So why assassinate him,……”

          I have no idea what was in his head at the time of Neelan’s assassination. Could you tell us why Lasantha and many others were assassinated, massacred or killed. Even the assassin wouldn’t know as he was only carrying orders.

          The above Hindustan Times spin was published on Jun 13, 2009, immediately after the end of the war at the time there was lot of heat on Mahinda’s tail. He needed a lot of support from the people, … goodwill of the International Community.

          Whenever you receive information, news, opinion, …. you must always ask yourself a few questions,…. why, what, how, when, where, …. and why now. Then you will be alright.

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            Native,

            Just because you want something to be true doesn’t make it true.You cannot rewrite history. GG Ponnambalam rejected federalism because he wanted 50-50 representation.

            “The federal cry is not a new phenomenon to Sri Lanka. It was originated by the Sinhalese in 1925. At that crucial time, the Tamils preferred a unitary system of government to that of a federal form. The Sinhala leaders vigorously propagated the concept of federal formula but the Tamils vehemently despised it. The Tamils wanted representation on the basis of communal interests within a unitary state. “

            “G.G.Ponnambalam, who possessed a unique forensic skill and a mesmeric style in the art of cross-examination of witnesses and was a silver tongue orator mooted out the fifty-fifty demand – a balanced representation within the unitary character of the Constitution. In 1937 when the Reform for the Constitution was considered G.G.Ponnambalam advanced this formula before the Governor, Sir Andrew Caldecott. However, the Governor rejected his formula.”

            https://www.sundaytimes.lk/030119/columns/cv.html

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              Native,

              Whether SJV signed the Vaddukodai Resolution or not is irrelevant. It would not have passed without his permission. He was the architect. You cannot DENY that SJV was a separatist.

              “I have no idea what was in his head at the time of Neelan’s assassination.”

              What about these people? Were they also secret Sinhala-Buddhist double agents?

              Members of Sri Lankan parliament

              Ossie Abeygunasekera – Former Chairman and Leader of the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya, 1988 SLMP presidential candidate; UNP MP[8][13]
              A. Amirthalingam – Former Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front; TULF MP[19][20]
              A. Thangathurai – TULF MP for Trincomalee District.[21]
              Alfred Duraiappah – SLFP MP for Jaffna District and Former Mayor of Jaffna.[22]
              M. Canagaratnam – TULF MP for Pottuvil[23]
              A. L. Abdul Majeed – Independent (formerly SLFP) MP for Mutur[24]
              S. Shanmuganathan – PLOTE MP for Vanni District[19]
              Nimalan Soundaranayagam – TULF MP for Batticaloa District[25]
              Sam Tambimuttu – EPRLF MP for Batticaloa District[13][26]
              Neelan Tiruchelvam – Scholar, international activist, legislator, lawyer, social scientist and politician. TULF MP from National List[27][28]
              G. Yogasangari – EPRLF MP for Jaffna District[29]
              V. Yogeswaran – Former TULF MP for Jaffna district[19][20]

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    If a person has any self respect that person would have seen all the opossition to his appointment and would have resigned by now. He is appointed to perform all illegal acts to ensure Ranil- Rajapakse gang wins the next Presidential and General elections. It’s time all other DIGs should tender there resignation in protest of this appointment as IGP.

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      B1
      I do not like the appointment and agree that its acceptance is as ugly as the appointment itself.
      But there are plenty more (some far worse) in recent history that escape our attention.

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        Hi SJ,
        Agree Minister of Justice, Attorney Feneral and the Soeaker are few others.

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      Buddhist1- “if a person has any self-respect…….” Would the President, the Constitutional Council appoint him as the IGP?

      So, isn’t he well-fitting to be admitted to the GANG?

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        Hi SJ,
        Agree Minister of Justice, Attorney Feneral and the Soeaker are few others.

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    Aren’t the people terrified of this classic bovine look of sadism? Guess that’s the regime’s idea.

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      Ramona,

      What are you talking? ……… Our president Ranil is the greatest democrat the country ever produced! Democracy is seeping from every pore in his body! So much so, world Democratic Societies voted for him to be their chairman: the only elections he won in his own right!! ………. If you doubt me, ask Native.

      Now Prabakatran, he was a great dictator ……. unlike Ranil, he did not religiously adhere to any democratic norms ……. if you doubt me, Ask Native.

      How did a great over the top “democratic sadist” like Ranil, in a nice suit and tie …….. escape “this classic bovine look of sadism?”

      Don’t think all sadists look classic.

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        Yes, him too!

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        nimal fernando

        I wonder why Sri Lankan Airforce has now organised an Exhibition in Jaffna given that immediately after the failed CHRISTIAN COUP the Weeping Widow banning recruitment of non Sinhala/Buddhists applicants?
        Lets hear denial from the usual loyalist.

        Is it to remind/threaten Tamil politicians who are talking not from mouth but from …. and the very stupid young Tamil men who still believe in VP’s Nationalism (I heard them saying Thesiam) ….. the good old days of how mercilessly, indiscriminately, …. SLAF bombed the s**t out of unarmed civilians?

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          “I wonder why Sri Lankan Airforce has now organised an Exhibition in Jaffna”

          Native,

          You’re asking me to work-out how Sinhalese minds work ….. I’m always stumped! …… And I’m a Sinhalese …….. and if history is any guide I don’t think other Sinhalese know either!!

          The realization comes ……. years after the fact: if ever.

          I think, it’s a question best left for Sinhala_Man ……. his mind works in mysterious ways ……..

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            nimal fernando

            “And I’m a Sinhalese”

            How come you have so much admiration for one of the most active psychopath among many others in this island, Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan (name sounds like Malayalam)?

            One living Psychopath has got someone to type a book recently, blaming Tamils and Muslims for everything that has taken place recently …… including his fiasco, ……………..

            When are the leaders of both Tamil and Sinhala speaking people going to take responsibility for their stupid insane acts,….. consequences, ….

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              “Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan”

              In all of the 76 years ……. he is the only man who came close to achieving results!

              Simply because his aim was true!

              Contrast that with Ranil’s aim of economic success in 2048 …… you know, even before it begins, it’s nothing but a load of bullshit.

              In rare moments when you can get over your Sinhalese-ness and Ranil-ness think about it. :)))

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        nimal fernando

        “Now Prabakatran, he was a great dictator”

        You mean Adenoid Hynkel, or Phooey of Tomainia?

        Brilliant.

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    Before the Independence of the Country, White Sudho ruled the country. After that Brown/black Sudho in the form English Educated Elites ( Singhalese Tamils Muslims & Burghers) are running the Isle. These people wants to maintain Status Quo in order to live luxuriously at the expense of hard working people of the country. I think Ranil W is doing things to please these people of which MOST are PARASITES to the Country.
    SYSTEM CHANGE that the Country needs is being DELAYED & the Country is REGRESSING!

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    There is a list of names of the current top hierarchy of the police. To a man, they are all of one particular community. Deshabandu is not the disease, but only a symptom.

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      old codger

      “… they are all of one particular community.”

      Is it too late to appoint Ruchira (who has studied at least up to 8th grade) to the above post?
      Lester could act as his DIG.

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        Native,
        “Ruchira (who has studied at least up to 8th grade)”
        But that was from an exclusive private school. I believe he and Lester will have to sit for a qualifying exam to get admitted to grade 5, and proceed further.
        BTW, SWRD appointed a civilian as IGP.

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          old codger

          “SWRD appointed a civilian as IGP.”

          Would you consider that as the beginning of corrupt practice in Ceylon?

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    The FUTA has looked at only one appointment. The whole system is so corrupt and of doubtful standard that we need a 7 member Commission to look into them all.

    The Yahapalanaya star corruption investigator Ravi Wadiyalankarawas in charge of the multi-million fraud Krish investigation. It went no where .Today this Ravi Wadiyalankara has become a Director of Krish ( which he investigated as a Policeman!)

    Mohan Peiris as a judge heard so many cases concerning the Rajapaksa family and Executive misdeeds. When ne was removed by President Sirisena, Mohan Peiris as Chief Justice begged Sirisena not to remove him saying I will give any judgement you want !

    The latest is that retired Supreme Court judges are immediately getting appointed as Directors of banks and dubious Finance companies as they retire. Obviously the negotiations would have happened while the guy was still a judge. Did he do favours for these banks/finance companies or any other director of these companies ? These things are hidden from the public.

    In other countries upon retirement there is a cooling period of about 3 years before a judge gets another job, especially with institutions which have many cases pending in courts.

    Sri Lanka is a country without any ethics or standards

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    “FUTA Condemns Appointing Deshabandu Tennakoon As New IGP”
    .
    Does anyone hear/care?
    .
    What could a statement do?
    .
    One can issue a dozen if one wants to…

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    There is a speech to be delivered tonight in Washington. My view is that after so many uncertainties spread when WWII was dawn, it is now the world in such a bad shape. I wonder if the person who is going to deliver this speech or the audience going to watch it sense the importance of it. I do not expect this speech to deliver any solution to the crisis people are now in, i.e., from Kiev to Colombo, to Port Au Prince, Gaza through Washington. From 1948, though there was so much destruction in the country, Langkang people realized for the first time that they were living in dreams for 75 years only when the Covid – 19 struck in 2019. 1953, 1977, 2015’s political turmoil did not have the current level of enlightenment Langkang has now. They were kept in gloomy land with election campaigns indulged in hallucination that they were the world’s third largest superpower. When reality struck that they are nothing but one of the five poorest nations in the world, they are dumbfounded. In 2009, India and America created a second Iran in the Indian Ocean. Now, while everybody is busy with firefighting a single spot of wildfire Israel- Hamas, the true fire set with hope of reducing the world to ashes is ballooning without any ability in the world to douse it at the bud.

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    Those who are fighting for Palestine are waiting Ukraine be turned into another Chechnya soon. Americans as people and government are only pouring gasoline in without any clue until it blows out as an uncontrollable world war. Americans have lost the capacity to act meaningfully and lead the occasion. Those Modayas are wondering if they had anything to do with it or if they are obligated to act on it at the appropriate time, without waiting. Some are even preaching about the destruction the fighting brings and the sins related to that. This is what the Bhagwat Geeth teaches, the sin man created does not disappear itself; it is the duty of the man to fight war to wipe off all the sin he created; then sow the grace for the world to flourish.
    How India and America created a second Iran in Langkang, the same way Britain and Germany created the next Nazis in Russia, in the past couple of years. Chancellor Markel wanted an unchallenged Germany, on the demolition of united Europe so she made deals with Putin’s Russia and weakened the Democratic nations. Now the sanctions on Russia only backfired on the world economy but has not produced any fruit. What a glamorous foresighted trade pact M/s Markel made with Russia! Britain showed to Russia how weak and worthless NATO with its Brexit.

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      Hello Mallaiyuran,
      The UK never left NATO. Brexit was the process of leaving the EU (European Union). The UK still has a strategic Nuclear Submarine Fleet with at least one of the UK’s nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines patrolling the seas undetected every minute of every day, and has done so for over 50 years. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/equipment/submarine
      NATO now has 2 new members Finland and Sweden which makes 32 countries with around 12 of them ex USSR countries https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_52044.htm Why did they join NATO if Russia was no threat to them. Putin has a dream to restore the Empire of Peter the Great. Read Alexander Dugin to get an insight into Russian ideology and religion.
      I have always been against the use of Nuclear Weapons, however some see them as a deterrent. MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) they think will stop first strikes. But if you have a totally unhinged leader with the keys to Launch, what can stop them?
      Read about the Russian that prevented a Nuclear Strike https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2017-10/news-briefs/man-saved-world-dies-77
      Don’t underestimate European and American capabilities

      Best regards

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        You are telling someone who cannot tell, for example, the difference between Russia and USSR.

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          Karumum!
          Had you watched President Biden’s speech last night, you would not have so sheepishly thrown your Mundhanai to protect Lankacot, hoping he will throw his one on you when you need it one day. If you have shame, can you copy from my comment and paste there that I was telling Britain to quit NATO?. Don’t play a clownish game with your short quips only to “hide and seek under others Mundhanai”. By saying that I don’t understand the difference between Russia and USSR, you’re only trying to downplay the apparent truth that in the past I had written that Putin and your Manaseeka mender Stalin are one and the same. Accept the truth, that Lankascot worked on that detailed comment on the assumption that I had said Britain left Brexit, but I was believing that Britain has left NATO, while Britain is still in NATO.
          You are such a chaff, always raise your tails higher than lemurs and shriek louder than monkeys.

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        Thank you LankaScot.
        I am aware of that UK still in NATO. It was American politicians who said Russia can do anything with Europe, beyond NATO. But I notice with admiration the area you have covered on NATO’s wide wings. Still, I don’t think that your quotations give any explanation for the short-sighted business contract of Germany or the Britain breaking with the EU gave hope for Russia.

        Anyway, the arms pile or how many small countries in NATO are not important, but its existence and the unity within its members should be able to maintain the peace without any war starting and it should protect democracy beyond Europe’s borders. Ukraine war is a serious dent in NATO’s unity. There is a deed signed and sealed as NATO, but members, demonstrating disloyalty, by perusing self-importance on related aspects (like economy, sub unions). Turkey is concerned about truly free, modern small nations joining the NATO. It is fearing the NATO union may expand its aspects beyond simple protection of Europe to secular religious protection, for which turkey cannot agree. It is comfortable with UK, USA, France, Germany like halfway houses. Non-Democratic nations respect no borders. One in the north, one in the south, one in the West, one in the East and one in the middle. They all collaborate more efficiently than the democratic nation, or EU or NATO.

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          Hello Mallaiyuran,
          Have a look at this fairly objective article from the Guardian on Germany’s reasons for its dependence on Russian Oil and Gas “Berlin has been forced to accept that it was a cataclysmic error to have made itself so dependent on Russian energy – whatever the motives behind it.” – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/02/germany-dependence-russian-energy-gas-oil-nord-stream
          Also remember East Germany was part of the Soviet Union until the Wall came down and they reunited in October 1990. Also Ukraine is not part of NATO. When the Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych stopped Ukraine joining the EU they had the Maidan Revolution and Yanukovych fled to Russia. The Russians occupied Crimea in 2014 and supported secessionists (with Russian troops in unmarked uniforms) in the Donbass etc. Putin has never forgiven Gorbachev and wants to recreate a Russian Empire.
          I am no fan of Autocrats like Erdogan and Orban, however they are part of NATO and have a voice. Erdogan objected to Sweden joining because he disliked their support for the Kurds. Finland which has a huge border with Russia also joined NATO because Russia invaded Ukraine. Orban is a Trump supporter and a friend of Putin (just like Trump).
          Best regards

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        You know, democratic countries have too many organizations for their protection, but they don’t collaborate with each other as enemies of the democracies do, even without any true organization to give them umbrella protection for them. Their strategy is using the opportunities as and when they arise, without failing, though not with the true aim of making a team. They are simply avoiding compromising, or for a need for overready state. This is letting them have a friendlier relationship than the NATO’s stress filled inside. If Russia invades Ukraine, they all are waiting with open eyes to see how well to use this opportunity to realize their objective at their borders. Just a few Rebels at Yerman are threatening the Red Sea traffic, using the Israeli-Hamas war. America, Britain, EU, India…… miserably failing to stop it. If Russia took the shape of the Houthis, what do you think would happen to the world’s normal functions? President Putin started in Chechnya, moved to Georgia, Crimea and has come up to Ukraine. When Georgia was attacked American warships were in Black Sea. Now NATO openly supported Ukraine, but Russia was not intimidated. The Ukraine war with Covid-19 broke the back bone of Langkang like unstable countries. The start of Ukraine war was not deterred by the presence of NATO.

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        The usual starting point of love triangle and destruction to the original lovers’ life go corrupt when one partner shows a crack in their unity. Even if that crack may not have had enough leverage on that occasion for the culprit to insert the one into the lover’s relationship, but that one mostly succeeds on holding fissure as twig to float in the ocean, where the one finds no support, until he finds an appropriate opening to fully insert inside. My point is, “don’t Britain leaving the EU is an indication for Russia to work more on that crack and start to attack Britain first, while some others still hold the grudge on Britain for starting a path to the destruction of the great union – EU. Remember my comment has another line too, Germany bending the Union for its advantage and did dangerous deals with Russia. Now most of the advantages Germany earned are lost, though Germany has become the world third largest economic power house.

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    As a matter of fact, after the devastation of Covid-19, America is very strong in many aspects. I don’t see any reason why citizens and Administration lack capacity to use that strength to lead forward instead engaged in petty brawls like Roe. V. Wade, an issue long passed by Americans, as a civilized nation. Do these American Modayas want some Classical leaders like Lincoln, Gandhi, or Mandela like to be reborn to tell them that the women have or have not right on their procreative ability? What a shame the Court and Congress are trying to show them as heroes by reinventing the wheel on this long passed, dead issue. In their opinion, these disillusioned (anti) reformists see them as the heroes who are protecting Jesus from being crucified in order to re-establish the sanctity of the Christianity, but he was sacrificed 2000 years ago. They are dragging back the civilized world to the case that was tried 2000 years ago in the Roman dictator’s court, to win election connecting with a past, old court case called Roe V Wade. This is where the falsehood of democracy flourishing in the election rhetoric, the puny Tasmanian Devil (Langkang), which thinks it is a lion, and the 200 years old self established, matured democracy (America) is equalizing each other.

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    Otherwise, in the Langkang case, how would a nation crown itself as the Wonder of Asia by its own hand only turned out to be poor, filthy, beggars controlled and enslaved and employed by murderous, tyrannical, kleptocracy criminals?

    America has a whole lot of different stories. The reproductive rights of American women are now deciding whether the gained democracy by so many millions’ sacrifice in Eastern Europe must be abandoned or to be protected.
    Tonight, speech in Washington may not change anything in the near future on contemporary burning issues. But the coming fall has the capacity to make America pick back the spear it lost from its hand and the Langkang instead of in their illusion, truly establish it as the world’s third super power, by creating or quashing the proposed WW III in the Indo-Pacific landscapes.

    The coming election in the fall is going to decide whether the ruled Ceylon can rise back to rule again, or its fate was decided, permanently in 1931 by its Universal Franchise. One important factor it depends on it is whether NPP has ability to break away from usual election campaign rhetoric of UNP-SLFP union of how to make the Langkang a Milk and Honey flowing wonder of Asia by importing more rice from Moon but gaining cooperation of the masses to steer for a true systemic change.

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    The Evil rascal is saying the Langkang’s 70% inflation (but the actual calculated by Western specialists was above 150%; Evil only downplaying his mate’s destruction, while boosting him high) is now 6%. For how long this rascal is in politics, who has labeled Langkang’s inflation of 70% is normal, but he only made it to 6%. He said India gave an unwanted loan of $4.5B to Old Rowdies Royals, but that is the one Evil used to make the foreign exchange and inflation look normal, temporarily. Yet two months ago he claimed it was negative (he artificially made it appear like that), but now he thinks that the Modayas’ two weeks memory span is gone, so he is overwriting it with something new. Inflation is not something that sits in McDonalds deep freezer, for the master Chef Evil, just to pull it out and dip in the boiling animal fat and distribute it as “Vola La frite!” Those real indicators, truly connected to the country’s real growth, which has disillusioned and dodged the Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals like Evil, for the past 75 years. But after the fall election, these classic Mahavamsa lies will be burning in the country that awaits to burn, even as per IMF’s prediction, the reason they sighted to give the loan, without Langkang fulfilling the conditions.

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    So, when every time there is challenge invitation to NPP for an Economic Nobel Prize debate, they should politely just slap it on the hand and should talk to people about the system change, which is a path to walk away from the past legacy of UNP-SLFP union running the country with election rhetoric, and a macro perspective for plan and act.

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    Deshabandu Tennakoon is the perfect embodiment of all that is wrong in this country.
    The country has been made insecure by the Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles.

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      Tyran Alles was selected to run the protection of Sovereignty show by arresting poor, innocent, and weak drug addicts, only after the IMF released its Governance Audit on Langkang’s Appe Aanduwas. IMF’ second tranche was released because the IMF forecasted that there was going to be a riot. Now the IMF will release the third tranche because the Tyran Allies had fixed all the deficiencies pointed out in the Governance Audit report of the IMF. Last time Runaway Hitler King crowned Evil as the Emperor of the Wild Life Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe. This time the IMF will be doing that. Inflation is rising high, importers choked on the throat to show improvements in Forex, America is holding the debtors from suing Langkang while Evil is keeping fingers crossed to force the debtors to agree for loan reduction. These all will create a big bang when the new government comes to power. Unlike the previous UNP-SLFP union, it is the NPP’s duty to keep the masses informed about the developments.

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      Plato,
      “Deshabandu Tennekoon is THE PERFECT EMBODIMENT OF ALL THAT IS WRONG in this country.”!?
      They all know that and perpetuate because they enjoy the Tyrants’ Way! ABSOLUTE RULE!!??
      That’s the other part of SPECIAL performance Governance of this, “THRICE BLESSED COUNTRY”!!???
      Then after everything GOOD, BAD AND UGLY happens and finishes, like for instance EASTER SUNDAY 2019, ask each and every one and Sundry, “What happened?” Who “Dunnit”?? Looking perversely for the “DUNNY”!!?? As if the effect of all of it came as a surprise act!!!??? Appoint SC Commission and FILE THE REPORT SAFELY IN PRESDENT’S Secretariat Posterity!!?? None else!!! Intelligent, Erudite, Emancipated community, with 2600+ years of Civilisation based on the Philosophy of Prince Siddhartha, Gautama the Buddha!!!??? Very Saintly and exceptionally Pious People!!!???

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