14 June, 2021

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Geneva And Other Fateful Trysts

By Tisaranee Gunasekara –

“There will be no investigation in the country…because I will oppose it…. Whether it is United Nations or any other country [sic] we are, I am not allowing any investigation… There is nothing wrong happening in the country. Take it from me. There will be no investigation in the country. I will not allow…”~  Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Interview with the BBC – 3.2.2010).

The Defence Secretary is shocked, outraged, and flummoxed. The National Security Council has discussed the ongoing environmental devastation. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men (airmen too) have been mobilised to stop it. “However hard we try, this forest destruction continues to happen,” he laments.

This week alone, ecocide claimed nearly three thousand acres of land in the Somawathiya forest reserve and a forest near Pidurangala, Sigiriya. Plans are afoot to decapitate the iconic Bopath Ella waterfall by building a water supply scheme at its head. This devastation is unstoppable because the Gotabaya-Mahinda regime has rendered it legal. On November 4th 2020, the government cancelled several circulars including 5/2001, removing half a million acres of ‘residual forests’ from the protective custody of the Department of Forest Conservation, placing them at the mercy of divisional and district secretaries. Environmental protection organisations warned that the move would lead to disaster. Yet it was done, paving the way for the current land-grabbing spree. 

A lawsuit filed by the head of Lanka’s indigenous people, Uruwarigelage Wannila Aththo demonstrates how the unholy nexus between political and financial power works in practice. 5000 acres of ancestral indigenous land was taken over by the Mahaweli Authority and given to a multinational company to grow corn. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t stop Lanka’s ecocide because it is being perpetrated by all the king’s horses and all the king’s men with the blessing of the king and his government. 

Is retired general Kamal Gunaratne unaware of how his bosses enabled the ongoing environmental devastation or is he covering up for them? Is he a dupe or a knave? 

There is a pattern here, one that dates back to the previous Rajapaksa administration – enable a crime, express shock, and horror, buy time, promise justice, evade accountability, enable more crimes… According to a Wikileaks cable, Basil Rajapaksa told the US Ambassador that the STF was responsible for the January 2006 Trinco Five massacre. “We know the STF did it, but the bullet and gun evidence shows that they did not. They must have separate guns when they want to kill someone”. Mr. Rajapaksa also assured the ambassador of Brother Mahinda’s commitment to human rights. That was in 2006. Fifteen years later, justice has not been done and the culprits remain free. 

This month, facing a possible reckoning at Geneva, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena proclaimed that the government is ready to investigate allegations of human rights violations, and deliver justice to victims and punishment to culprits. To buttress his claim, he showcased the appointment of a new presidential commission to investigate the findings of previous commissions and committees. The members of the new commission include retired IGP Chandra Fernando who was also a member of the Political Victimisation Commission. The leaked version of that Commission’s report includes this gem. “For the Western leaders who nurtured Tamil Eelam Tiger terrorists this great victory was a negation of their deep desires. Therefore, Western leaders, tempered by the Tamil Diaspora, falsely accused the real heroes of the Eelam War of committing war crimes during the last humanitarian battle of the Tamil Eelam War” (page 3). The report went on to exonerate those accused of grievous human rights violations in Lankan courts. The new commission’s report, when it comes, is likely to be another hosanna to Humanitarian Operations and war heroes.  

Muddy the waters, buy time, cover up, deflect blame, that was ever the Rajapaksa way. A prime example was how the Rajapaksas used the APRC to keep India and the West happy, while the Final Eelam War lasted. President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the APRC in 2006, made an exhibition of it in public, and subverted it in private. Whenever the APRC came up with a draft report, the President picked some hole in it and sent the Committee back to the drawing board. Various ruses were used to delay the proceedings, like the time the JHU and the MEP walked out of the APRC, protesting the non-inclusion of the Pilliyan Group. Once the war won, the APRC was consigned to the dustbin of history. 

Can the same tactics work in 2021?

The Impunity Rampage: From Ecocide to Shani Abeysekara

The incident was caught on tape, an army lieutenant in uniform, seemingly drunk, behaving violently inside a restaurant in Miriswatte, Gampaha. The tape reveals the man’s name and the number of the army vehicle he came in. The military has promised an investigation which may or may not happen. There is a more important question. Why haven’t the police arrested the suspect or even recorded a statement from him? 

Perhaps the police hierarchy has other priorities, such as shamelessly seeking legal intervention to unseat the country’s first female DIG, for no other reason than her gender. Perhaps the police are too busy persecuting those who took part in the P2P march. (The police obtained a court order against the protest march citing pandemic-related health concerns, while in Colombo the government was organising exhibitions and trade fairs and allowing Valentine Day bashes in five star hotels. In June 2020, the police similarly used the pandemic to outlaw an anti-Chinese protest in Colombo). 

Or perhaps the police have learnt a lesson from the fate of Shani Abeysekara. Perhaps no cop wants to end up like that exemplary officer, hounded and persecuted for crimes he didn’t commit. 

When Thomas Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury, displeased King Henry II of England, the monarch is believed to have exclaimed, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest!” Four knights of the king’s household took this lament to heart. On December 29th 1170, they murdered the archbishop. 

Few weeks after assuming the presidency, Gotabaya Rajapaksa publicly berated Shani Abeysekara for being a turbulent official. During a visit to a temple on November 24th 2019, the new president said, “Shani Abeysekara investigates according to his thinking. Non-governmental organisations don’t ask questions about that. To jail those who waged the war, officials and navy commander, to jail intelligence agencies, to jail me”. Shani Abeysekara tried ‘to jail me,’ President Gotabaya said. Now Shani Abeysekara is in jail, and his life is in danger. According to media reports, a day after he underwent heart surgery at the Colombo General Hospital, he has been ordered back to jail. Irrespective of the source of that order, it goes against common practice, common sense and common decency. It smacks of hate, vindictiveness, a desire to punish a principled official who served not politicians but the law.

In Sri Lanka, Shani Abeysekara is not the only official facing punishment for the crime of angering or inconveniencing political authority. There was Dr, Jayarunwan Bandara, demoted for telling the truth about the pandemic. When State Minister for Wildlife, Wimalaweera Dissanayake intervened to protect those devastating the Flood Plains Valley in Polonnaruwa, a group of wild life officials stood up to him. He and fellow minister Roshan Ranasinghe berated them, the latter calling them mad dogs. Now one of those officials had been transferred. The same fate may befall the courageous forest official Devani Jayatilaka. 

Even those who stay out of controversies may not be safe from arbitrary punishment, as the fate of the Royal College principal demonstrates. He was forced to submit his resignation and then transferred, reportedly to satisfy a power-wielder’s yen. Perhaps it is time Lankan public officials read Pastor Martin Niemōller’s post-war reflection on the wages of cowardice. Impunity, once unleashed, is a ferocious beast whose hunger is never satisfied. 

When a country is mired in impunity, when justice is unobtainable nationally, the only recourse open to victims is international solidarity and assistance. In January, two Brazilian indigenous leaders filed a lawsuit against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, accusing him of crimes against humanity. Currently, activists are demanding ecocide to be added to the crimes prosecuted by the ICC. A panel of legal experts from around the world are drafting plans to make ecocide a legally enforceable crime. 

Geneva or The Hague is not an ideal option. Sadly, when there is no dividing line between national leaders and criminals, they become the only option.

Military, from Pawn to Boomerang? 

During the second Rajapaksa presidency, Geneva season was a busy time for Minister Wimal Weerawansa. Currently, he is too occupied with his own troubles to bother with Geneva, much. 

The unexpected intervention by Minister GL Peiris in the SLPP-Weerawansa spat is revealing. Minister Peiris would not have intervened on his own volition, because he does almost nothing political on his own volition. In the last one and a half decade, he had turned himself into a reliable stooge of the Rajapaksa Family, a mouthpiece, an instrument. His broadside against Minister Weerawansa therefore can be taken as a message from the Mahinda-Gotabaya-Basil trinity. 

Speaking at a SLPP media conference, Minister Peiris claimed that some in the Joint Opposition did not want the SLPP to be formed. But Basil Rajapaksa went ahead and did it. “He did that based on a clear principle. We needed a home. There was gap. He formed the SLPP to fill that gap” (Lanka c news – 16.2.2021). 

The SLFP was never quite a Rajapaksa party, even when the Rajapaksas dominated it. This was a key factor in the two defeats the Rajapaksas suffered in 2015. Basil Rajapaksa created the SLPP as a Rajapaksa Party, a political home not only for Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, but for the whole family, an extension of the Medamulana Walauwwa. 

In Rajapaksa eyes, a Rajapaksa can be succeeded only by another Rajapaksa. The Rajapaksa project is not only about familial rule but also about dynastic succession. While Minister Weerawansa is loyal to the point of servility to Mahinda and Gotabaya, he may not want to spend the rest of his political career kowtowing to a President Basil or a Prime Minister Namal, not to mention the lesser members of the clan Shashindra and Nipuna to Udayanga. He, and others like him, might be looking to a post-Mahinda-Gotabaya future, wondering, hoping, and perhaps even talking of claiming a leadership role in such a time. Interestingly the SLPP-Wimal battle is being kept alive by the SLPP. Its relentless assaults might constitute pre-emptive strike against a future competitor to the Rajapaksa heirs.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake correctly compared the Wimal-SLPP spat to a collision of two gully-bowsers. The resulting reek is a warning of two dangers awaiting Sri Lanka. 

One of the charges levelled against the Wimal-faction by the SLPP is being pawns of an unnamed foreign intelligence agency. This week, the Wimal-faction retaliated by claiming that the BJP might even buy the SLPP. These accusations and counter-accusations raise the possibility of regional powers entering the succession stakes in Sri Lanka. Since Basil Rajapaksa remains a US-Lankan dual citizen, the prospect of a Basil presidency may not please Sri Lanka’s main paymaster. And what displeases Beijing is bound to please Delhi. Thanks to the Rajapaksa familial project, Sri Lanka’s internal politics too might become a battleground for regional powers.

Of the many crimes and stupidities of Rajapaksa provenance, perhaps the most heinous one is bringing the military into civilian spaces and giving it a taste of political power. This began in 2010, discontinued in 2015 when the Rajapaksas lost power, and resumed, with renewed vigour, in 2019. This Rajapaksa-led militarisation aims to transform the hitherto politically neutral military into a partisan entity whose primary loyalty is not to the Lankan state but to the Rajapaksa family. The commencement of this deadly transformation was symbolised by several top military commanders appearing on state television in full uniform praising Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa during the 2010 presidential election.

The Rajapaksa militarisation is a sui generis one. Its architects and the driving force are not the military leadership but the political leadership. The military is accorded many privileges including impunity, but it has no autonomous role. Its function is to act as a reliable instrument and an obedient pawn of Rajapaksa power. The military leaders shine, so long as the sun of Rajapaksa favour illuminates them. When that favour is no more, they will either fade away, or fall hard, as Sarath Fonseka did.

Will this model work in a post-Mahinda-Gotabaya future? Will the military remain loyal to Rajapaksa heirs, especially if there is an internal tussle between the Family and non-family Mahinda-Gotabaya loyalists for power? What will be its role, if regional players become involved in this internal power struggle? What demands will the military make, in return for its loyalty? Will the Rajapaksa-games with the military and the monks send Sri Lanka the Myanmar way, someday? 

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    “ – enable a crime, express shock, and horror, buy time, promise justice, evade accountability, enable more crimes… .”

    This is a gem Tisaranee Gunasekara.

    This is the tactic of all authoritarian regimes

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      srikrish,
      Did megalomaniac fascist Piripaharan also followed those tactics?

      “This is the tactic of all authoritarian regimes”

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        Put all these nonsense on hold for a minute.
        Did you celebrate International Mother Language Day 2021 February 21 today?
        Did you celebrate Mathurai Tamil as your mother language or Saurashtra language. Those mercenary who came from Mathurai Erivirar pattinam spoke Saurashtra language. Does your family still speak Saurashtra language?

        If you are related to HLD M you should be fluent in Portuguese creole and able to dance Kaffringha. By the way why does HLD M look like a practicing paedo?

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          Mahindapala is not a Portuguese. He claims to be pure Sinhalese, but in fact a descendant of Malayali coolie brought by them to work in cinnamon plantation and Malay coolie brought by Dutch to work in rubber plantation.

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            He is really Malay not Malayali.

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              C
              Do you too want to add your 2 cents’ worth to this filth?

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            GS
            You seem so sure like with your other gundus.
            Were your ancestors by any chance fellow workers who fled?

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      Rajapaksheses tamed people by spreading blant lies. People had much hopes.
      :
      They thought former army man though left the country for asylum for a period of 15 years, leaving the nation, where his support was in demand,, …. after becoming president, he would have guts to take decisions without delay.
      :
      But as of today, he has proved, he cant even take bold decisions regariding the vaccines that neigbhouring INDIA donated to the nation. Any ballige puthas close him are given the highest priority to get vaccines, while real vulnerable people being marginalized in that que. See how GOTABAYA HAS BECOME to a manner going beyond Polonnaruwe laughing stock (SORYSENA). Why cant the bugger finally respect the power being given to him for making good decisions for the benefit of the masses ? Just because he is not capable of doing the work of a PRADHESIEEYA saba mp.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W69FswLrPd8

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    Of the many crimes, the most heinous one is bringing the military into civilian spaces and giving it a taste of political power.
    Will the Rajapaksa-games with the military and the monks send SL the Myanmar way.
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    The military and the monks are supplemental to Rajapaksa power.
    The military will not go the Myanmar way unless Rajapaksas get deposed. The monks are mere political stooges; not power brokers.

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      Nathan,
      “Of the many crimes, the most heinous one is bringing the military into civilian spaces and giving it a taste of political power.”
      —-
      That could be the view of those who got a nice beating from military. As far as Sinhalayo are concerned, they have more faith on Armed Forces that liberated this country from LTTE Tamil terrorists than rotten politicians and corrupt Government servants.

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        Eagle Eye,
        The quote you had picked is Tisaranee Gunasekara’s, not mine.
        Why are you addressing your response to me.

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          Eagle Eye is there to provide comedy not sense.

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    Gota won thanks to the swing vote of Christians. His vote percentage was 52%. Sajith won 42%. If the Christian vote remained in the UNP, Gota would not have won more than 44%. Sajith would have won 50%.

    Now he has proven beyond all doubt that he is an anti-Christian racist.

    Release the 2 Easter Sunday reports NOW!

    1. Sirisena’s report
    2. Gotabaya’s report

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      GATAM

      Only 42% of the eligible voters voted for Gota. The rest 58% (over 50%) didn’t vote for him.

      What seems to be the big fuss about?

      Much ado about nothing.

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    TG, we already are Myanmar. Country is now under GR,s junta, dictated by the rabid monks, terrorised by the supporters, abuse of rights, ethnic cleansing, targeting all minorities and under the scanner for years. The question is will the slide continue furthur to become the next NORTH KOREA.. Remember the internal tussle, scheming and killings of own family members. It is obvious who is going to be that crazy KIM in Lanka. There are enough similat perverted traits . Killing, murder , snubbing dissent, paranoid delusions, feeding to dogs/ shark, sociopaths , economic burden, people in poverty and hunger yet told to appear on TV singing songs and praising the dictator , frenzied masses kept blind and away from all facts
    isolated by all but China.

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      Chiv,
      Excessive anger and hatred are symptoms of people suffering from ‘DEFEAT-SYNDROME’.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Excessive anger and hatred are symptoms of people suffering from ‘DEFEAT-SYNDROME’.”

        On the contrary a failed people produce a failed state, a failed state produce a failed people. A failed people and their leaders never acknowledge their failures yet produce more of the same.

        Look at the old HLD M he never seem to bring out any new ideas for the good of the people. Its time you pulled your head out of wherever it is now.
        Be a man.

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        EE,

        Facts are facts.

        Sinhalas won in 2009 (winners). Tamils lost in 2009 (losers).

        So what?

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        Eagle,

        That is right; and “FEAR OF DEFEAT-SYNDROME” too.

        You are using abundant of abusive languages against Tamils & Muslims. But that doesn’t improve the still very high chance of your bosses being seated on warm UN Electric Chair.
        Jeyaweva!

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        Eagle Eye,
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        what not you go and see your pychiatrist ? But please not do any further harm to him okay ?
        .
        You the kind of idiots would never grasp it.
        :
        What are the reactions of your close circles about you ? If MAHINDAPALA the donkey from Australia should be behind your avatar- then, even ausies should be warned about you. You the kind of racists belong to ISOLATIONs for the benefit of the masses. Sinhalayas would not be that racial as you are. The picture you paint about sinhalaya is cemented in your thoughts only. Even Rajaakshe criminals are not that racial as you are. For some reasons, something big should have gone in your upbringing. Were the real good parents ? Or were yours generated in a test tube ?
        All these questions block me each time reading from yours. Shame on pariah !

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      Myanmar was not a democracy, but ours was then known as ” the oldest democracy” in asia. Today thanks to alpha people born to medamulana caves, turned it to a Myanmar where instead DEMOCRAZY is governing. Almost 80% of the population belongs to highly vulnerable groups. Buddhagama led by pseudo monks (real hypocrites due to testesterone plus other hidden propensities the sivuru) is not real buddhism. That is just the life style of pinguththarayas. They have ruined this country for the last few decades. The harvest was reaped by CRIMINALs born to Medamulana. We are a doomed nation.

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      chiv

      Ever since the coup in Myanmar, all commenters have said Sri lanka will go the same way of a military dictatorship. Only you have pointed out that the country is already sunk in the khaki mire. A greater perception is SL going the NK path.

      Never ever did I make that colossal error of SL taking the cue from Myanmar.. To me the foundation was secured in 2019. Two-thirds followed in 2020. If the stipulation was three-fourths, without any inhibition that number would have come about. As chiv has pointed out, the country is already a dictatorship.

      May I add high visibility of khaki is yet to be. Perks a plenty would suffice for now.

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        M
        How many of those commenting liberally on Myanmar are following events there?
        Defiant anti-coup protests still persist with growing strength.
        *
        If that would happen here when the need arises I will be thrilled.
        *
        I remember that a student rebellion brought the Burmese army to its knees some decades ago.
        My only concern is about hidden hands using mass anger to serve its hidden agenda.
        Then there will be a deal with the junta and the protesters left high and dry.

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    Part 1

    Dear Ms. Gunasekara,
    thanks very much for the article. We should really be prooud of you the kind of fearless writers at this highly critical turning point of srilanken nation. Unfortunately, nothing much left as of today, UNHRC actions on srilanka will be inevitable. On one hand it is very sad, but on the other hand, people should learn let alone today. If a cancer reaches to ist metastasized states, almost nothing could help for a permament recovery. Likewise, not just society, but almost anything and everything is worsend today going beyond cure states in srilanken poltiics. However miracles happen, that I believe in, but we never know when ? Reality is, both majority of people and ruling politicians behave blind and deaf.
    **
    Majority of srilankens are the easy target of blood thirsty power greedy politicians and the mlechcha media mafia rampant in the country unethically run by ALPHA PEOPLE born to Medamulana caves today.Basil Rajapakshe’s current state is nothing but HORAMINIHA (illegal husband of a married woman) state of a family- he is legally not part of current govt, but he is seen being held above in the incumbent leadership. Allged criminal got exonerated all the crime investigations set on him as of today.

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      Part2
      The bugger was beleived to be a high criminal by every means to the eyes of anyone with some sanity, but yet today, srilanken media mafia places him above.
      **
      Prevailing media mafia is well set for the survival of the brutal symbiosis of the both. Directors of the mafia net work are public secret – that is DILITH JAYAWEERA (adha dherana) for main stream TV channels and IRAJ WEERARATHNE (gown wearing pervert)for social media.

      No doubt, criminal politicians would not get elected in our lost paradise, if there were no such criminal mislead in main stream media. People today would not read much but they are controlled by SO CALLED FAKE TV NEWS. Who is behind the architect of this network – none other than, Basil Rajapakshe, who financed the networks with the loot, that they were alleged to have robbed out during MR regime number 01. I have no doubt, there are some provision in the law valid for dual citizenship, so that any powerful court cases could easily punish them. However, srilanken judiciary is equally manpulated by RAJAPAKSHES for their criminal acitivities. This is alarming to any civilized nations, but rascals filled srilanken society would not even take it as serious.

      Ctd

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        Part 3

        Basil Rajapakshe et al should be made accountable for all the mess. If SAUDI or any other countries that practise medieval methods to punish the criminals, I have no doubt, all Rajapkshes and their kith and kin would be beheaded for their crimes one behind the other. Ironically, srilanken media has been singing the song in favour of the brutal family, since brutality of media would not exist, if Rajapakshes would be hurt.-
        Basil Raja is dual citizen with US, but srilanken courts are equally manipulated for the existence of the mafia activites.

        Please listen to the REAL STORY below: Then you would be able to realize how weakened the average mind set of the majority of srilankens.
        **

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          I have no clue about many of the commenters on CT if happened to watch it, there is a video shamelessly went viral within the country – that was about „HITHUMATHE JIWITHE“ (හිතුමතේ ජීවිතේ… හිරකරුවෙක්, නන්ගි මරල හිරයට ගියා කියල කතාව ගොතලා…).
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jChwwmLYDik
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKfEUlJxeQ
          This was based on a former prisoner (yet live) whose fabricated story later became a film in SL. The mislead was deliberately made by ERANA TV production for some reasons. Surprisingly, both former prisoner and his younger sister are both live today. Sister explains it wellt hat it was just a FAKE story which was spread viral for some hidden reasons. The very same story is the case with Mahinda Rajapakshe and his brutal politics, the very same MEDIA men are the producers.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GAAwlXaY60

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            As I wrote this cant stop visualizing the pic of a Bullock cart driven by a donkey in a Moroccan village. Is that not very similar to current political leadership in our country?
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            That cart is loaded by stupid people, that know nothing about world but the plant lies made within their society.
            But literacy rate in sl is read as 95% while it is 40 % for Morocco. Country was in good shape but mislead of the nation was powerful by putting sangaya s being given in the society. Sangaya s know nothing beyond their jathaka stories. However it was the tool for Rajapakshes. Now good riddance what else
            ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

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    The Rajapaksas are not the only thieves in Sri Lanka. I suggest Mr Imaad Zuberi is given dual citizenship and made an MP. https://www.timesonline.lk/news-online/US-fixer-that-defrauded-Sri-Lanka-of-US–6-5mn-sentenced-to-12-years-in-prison/2-1132184

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      Let Rajapaksa or Sinhalese Aryans people rob Heladiva because Sri Lanka (Heladiva) belongs to Sinhalese Aryans. Who robbed Sri Lanka? Tamils and Muslims. They cheated Sinhalese Aryans and robbed the wealth of Heladiva (Sri Lanka). This is gospel truth also. These Tamils and Muslims brought the money from the moon? Everyone knows Indian Boras brought the money from India and Pakistan to Sri Lanka to start a business in Heladiva (Sri Lanka)

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        N. Pererass

        “Let Rajapaksa or Sinhalese Aryans people rob Heladiva because Sri Lanka (Heladiva) belongs to Sinhalese Aryans.”

        Does Aryan mean robbers, bandits, thieves, burglar, cat burglar, mugger, shoplifter, stealer, looter, ….. ?

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        Nperea😉😉😉😉😉What is ur staple, should be punnaku right? 😉😉😉😉

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        Eagle Eye,
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        hope by next time your hatred comments come in, you would have kicked the bucket, becuase we cant listen your hatreds anymore. Basta.
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        Btw, Are we the sinhalaya aryans ? my foot ! Term ” aryans” is a taboo in europe. If you would refer that, you automatically belong to racism promoter.

        Sinhalayas have proved they can only be ANIMALs like when it goes with tolerance to the others.
        Aryans are believed to be intelligent right ? Rajakshes are most stupid men srilanka matha ever produced. So is that not the other way around you are trying to say ?
        .
        Do you have any proof ? To me and others from their behaviour, SLPPrs cant be aryans. They live on the last cent being sucked by the poor. Bandaranayakas and then leaders can be aryans though. Buddhism says, judge them by their actions. But BUDDHGAMA maintained by Jathaka stories would not allow them to see it beyond their stupid mind set.
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        Baffaloe ! listen to the facts. There were tamils and sinhalese in the country.
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        DNA research prove that srilanken tamils are much more closely connected to sinhala people thank tamils in Tamilnadu. Meaning …. our common ancestors in SL should be come one single race.

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        N. Perera hero and patriot, if the US embassy issued you with a visa how much longer would you stay in paradise? Just long enough to pack a suitcase?

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      Svenson

      “The Rajapaksas are not the only thieves in Sri Lanka. “

      Are you saying just because Imaad Zuberi is given dual citizenship and made an MP the clan is full of saints and does not have any thieving b***ards/war criminals in its ranks?

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        The clan is really like a mafia family. I expect to see a horse’s head appear on somebody’s pillow any day now.

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      Svenson,

      In a country, people would not realize the truths, what cant go wrong ?
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      Media is continously misleading srilanken mind set. Deran TV should be punished for all the mess created sofar in SL. They owe a pardon form nation, to have misled this nation by spreading lies. Why is that nothing works on them ?

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        NOt a pardon but a EXPLANATion.

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        ‘Why is that nothing works on them ?’
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        LM nothing works because for them to prosper they have to be in with the mafia who run the country. It just show how important it is that there should be a completely free press. But to have this, you also need a completely impartial judiciary so that the press will be unafraid to publish. And for this you need politicians and people who value justice above all else….and there all Sri Lankans fail

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          Good Svenson, Srilankens regardless of their race, religion or whatever parameters between them cant relinquish their affinities to BLANT lies/myths based on Jathaka stories.
          :
          Thanks to Free education they become lawyers and doctors. Sadddest reality is they work against own people after getting their gradudate degrees. The truth is, if tax payers would not allow them their education, no judges, no lawyers, no doctors would have had the chance to become what they are. Many of these men and women are wearing ” Sinhala buddhist banner on their foreheads”. They wear a bunch of pirith threads, but being very against the own people, for whom they should serve with the justice. I picked up these three fields because, any govt would spend lots of tax payers funds for medical, Law and the likes degree course than any other courses. Pakistan or the like countries don thave th evhance for free education. Even their schooling is not free.
          Our people should be fed with TRUTHs by religious leaders. How can this ever happen, sivuru wearing pinguththarayas are ultra hypocrites ? I was born to a sinhala buddhist family, but after moving to Europe, I thought why should I go after those PATTA PAL horas that spread only hatreds.

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    Much of the population is oblivious to the daylight robberies and thuggery of Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidency. But the oblivious are clearly not just those gullible followers residing in villages but many affluent and many supposedly from academia. Bigotry and age old communalism seem to be the binding thread.

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      Sugandh,
      You have got things mixed-up. Daylight robberies and thuggery prevailed during ‘Jadapalana’ Government of Ranil Wickramasinghe and Sirisena not under Gotabhaya Rajapakshe’s Presidency. Have you heard about robbing the Central Bank not once but twice during the time Ranil Wickramasinghe was the Prime Minister and Sirisena was the President.

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        Dear EE:
        No, I wasn’t talking about financial thefts of this government. I was rhetorically talking about the more serious overt robberies by this regime.
        +
        If financial thefts are currently taking place under this government… those are not under daylight… yet. But surely kickbacks are in play with the many China projects. Given the past thefts of the Rajapaksa family and Nivard Caabral’s suspicious history, the government is well positioned to pull wool over the eyes of the population.
        +
        Was Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Tsunami fund robbery in daylight? How did that get blown out of the water?

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          Dear Sugandh,
          .
          And not to forget that SO CALLED BOND SCAME was mastered minded by Mahinda Rajapkashe and his Wandibattaya, Cabral. THere are enough evidence to prove that. It should have been started from 2008, this was btw made very clear by former President Sirisena himself.

          Btw. if the kind of BOND SCAM was mastered by GOOD GOVERNANCE, the bitch s son who came to power, promising sky and earth should have long proved that they could exadite Arjuna mahendran.
          Now with Nandasena is no good beyond his former job (petrol shed assistant), how dare Eagle Eye or the like backlickers to further stay in that mode ?
          .

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            Dear LM,
            Can never take away the title from the Rajapaksa clan for swindling public money! Let’s hope there will never be another clan like this in SriLanka’s future.

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              S
              The nation is eternally made stupid for their political survival and loot. Current situation is multiple times worst than brutal war days. 1q The Biggest fiction is made for the family s so called war victory. last cent of the poor is being targeted for their luxury life.😎😎😎😎
              In the days ahead people would take the law to their hand for sure.
              Becoming another Rwanda is inevitable. Total ignorance of stupid people ruined this country. Experts warn that harder action s from UN could throw sl from frying pan to fire. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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        Jadapalana govt,,,at least it just stop with robberies… But expose the Mig Deal claimed the life of veteran journalist. The Avant Garde case …Illegal weapons to circulate unaccountable within the country and internationally pose a danger to many innocent and profit a very few. The field marshal who came from the same disciplinary and courageous security forces dream end up in jail and his political career made to none. What is left is fear psychosis of the innocent people not the actual development need for the country … If you at least got some sense .. come to think what’s the point to appoint military people to roles require international interaction where international travel ban is on them or imminent. Wasting public hard earned money as tax isn’t it?

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        So says the idiot with his head firmly planted up his own back side. Talk about mixing things up you joker the only mixed up person is your self.

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    ……….The Military leaders shine,so long as the Sun of Rajapakse favour illuminates them. When that favour is no more, they will either fade away,or fall hard, as Sarath Fonseka did says Tisaranee.

    Reminds me of that famous story from Greek Mythology about ICARUS.
    Weerawansa had also got so close to the Sun, and for far to long with the result that his waxen wings has melted under the intense heat and he is plunging towards terra-firma to meet his political death.

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    “Muddy the waters, buy time, cover up, deflect blame, that was ever the Rajapaksa way. “

    You got it right. This is the Rajapaksa way. Always cheat, bribe, murder, commissions, take time and deny everything but if necessary surrender. The recent announcement by Dinesh Gunawardena of appointing Commission to investigate the human rights violation and punish the military is another level cheating. Is he going to send Military Commander Savendra Silva in jail? No they might do this. it is Sarath Fonseka who ordered to Kill surrendered LTTE and other killings.
    The outcome is Rajapksa’a hero’s Sarath Fonseka in Jail.
    The truth is over 30000 Sinhalese youths sacrificed their lives for the benefit of Rajapakse and the country became a part of China. 6.9 million Buddhist Sinhala waters helped Rajapksas to become rich and every Srilankan become poor with over a million rupees debt to China. Don’t forget not a single LTTE leader’s charged in the Srilankan Court.

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      “Muddy the waters, buy time, cover up, deflect blame, that was ever the Rajapaksa way. “
      But now this is standard politics in quite a few countries – Matchiavellian.
      In USA Trump did the same and escaped full impeachment becos the Senate stood by the Republican Party and voted on party lines to safeguard their seats where there were more Trump supporters.
      Even in India politics is a trapeze balancing act.
      That is what is reality. Politics is inherently about “the art of the possible”. We are unfortunate that our voters cannot discern this and can only hope someday things will change.

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      Ajith,
      Over 30,000 Sinhala youths did not sacrifice their lives for the benefit of Rajapakshes. They sacrificed their lives to liberate this country from Dravida (Demala) invaders trying to colonize Sinhale. They defeated the Dravidians and unified the country. The country did not become a part of China. It is still the country of Sinhalayo.

      “The truth is over 30000 Sinhalese youths sacrificed their lives for the benefit of Rajapakse and the country became a part of China.”
      ******
      “Don’t forget not a single LTTE leader’s charged in the Srilankan Court.”
      —-
      How can Sri Lanka charge LTTE leaders in Sri Lankan Courts when they are hiding in foreign countries using new identities?

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “Over 30,000 Sinhala youths did not sacrifice their lives for the benefit of Rajapakshes.”

        Do you know why 14,000 in 1971 and 135,000 between 1987 and 1991 innocent people sacrificed their life?
        It is precisely for the failure of state, and its institutions.

        I suggest you pull your head out of wherever it is now?

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        EE,

        Wrong. Total Sinhala deaths of the war was 33,000.
        Total KIA and MIA (including Tamil and Muslim soldiers and sleuths of the government) was 26,495.

        Mind you this was over 34 years (1975-2009).

        War was NOT a major killer of Sri Lankans. (It may be a major killer of the losers which is normal and desired.)

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        Hiding? Where up your skirt are they? Let me see there is Karuna executed 600 poilcemen, Pillayan invovled or shot Joseph Pararajasingham, There is KP chief LTTE financier. All SLPP members or living at large in good ole sinhale. Then there is Vellu and his son executed after capture by your favorite goon. Most of the rest died in the war.

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    To start off, if Donald Trump could withdraw from the UN or its Agencies, why cannot
    The Rajapakse regime? They must guard themselves first. The so-called Sinhala
    intelligentsia or the Yellow Robes must go silent – the unwritten Order of the day, or
    by Sir-cular?

    The Media, The Tamils, The Muslims, The Forums, etc. will have to follow suit

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    Srilanka ‘s fall is inevitable. With Pakistan s Premier about to arrive in, looters in leadership are stand still. However, P Premier would seek lot more allies to pay of their debts. So Imran s arrival would not bring much.

    Karmic Retribution should punish Rajapakshes and let this country be liberated from them. Then only we can start thinking of a better future.
    .
    People, So called SANGA community and Rajapakshes and their thieves should be made accountable for the erosion
    http://www.ft.lk/columns/Sri-Lanka-s-debt-trap/4-704494

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      If Pakistan was unable to manage their debt crisis,yet, how would srilanka.? Imran Khan is well recognised in the west, but Rajapakshes are known as blood sucking racist s. Not a single leader from EU would back them. Greeks got backing from EU, but srilanken s have other options than IMF. For srilanka s fate leadership is on the hand of uneducated bastards.. so how can even

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        Cotd
        Think of better future.? Total stupid sangaya community is dead silent today. As if they can tolerate abusive mlechcha politics of Rajapakshes 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

  • 7
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    Lord Naseby still batting for Sri Lanka govt his IPL like contract is perpetual?
    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/210221/news/overtones-of-martyrdom-for-ltte-lord-naseby-slams-bachelets-report-433422.html

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      Lord Naseby was disgraced a few years back by conservative party for accepting perks and privileges from Sri Lanka government without disclosing it to the party and was removed from his position. He is continuing in house of lords because it is a life time post. Had he been a member of house of commons, he would have been expelled and not nominated again. So do not wory about this despicable fellow who is considered a joker in political circles in UK, for whom no respect is shown. It is the Sinhala racists who are crowing about him. There was a webinar today organised by Sinhala racists worldwide, where this Nosey Boy featured.

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    World/GOSL should do a through investigations from 1970 onwards all the way to 2009.

    Any investigation of war crimes/national crime/foreign sponsored crimes should start from the day FP/TC/TULF started sending Tamil Children to India for training “Ratha Pottu Mafia Killings fields Tamil crime against Tamils in Jaffna from 1970-1977-1981”.

    All the groups listed/each one investigated all the way to the training camps (these camps and the trainers need to be put in the world map just as the Alkyd-a training camps in Afghanistan). One need to audit each publication of Suthenthiran news paper/stage after stage hate speeches/every FP MP in this period need to be investigated as to their part/FP MP’s deliverable list to the public in 70 years need to be discussed as per job scope…

    UN need to take the matter to the Hague including all the head of states who all sold Armes to all the parties, supported various causes from other nations and their head of states, UN actions for the past 50 years regard to India and her involvement in a sovereign Nation.

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      If this is not a comprehensive justice for all the Sri Lankans and the world does not learn something about their duplicity as to what happens in developing countries when another Nation commit such crimes then we might as well forget about wasting time here.

      We also should be able to use this investigative report to put all our history straight for our generations to come.

      Every fib and fobs the FP/TULF told generations need to be counted case by case intros report.

      Every fib and fobs the so called “writers”told the world about our Nation having created an absurd scenario of war in SL need to be told to the world. This need to be compared to alleles that has happened around the world at the same period by all others vs all others as wars/peace missions/UN blunders/killing fields/human right abuses etc.

      Every educational institution around the world should be able use this manual/report as a reference when they analysis/discuss Sri Lanka and her people.

      This report should become the norm foreign policy blunders by various UN nation sin the developing world to allow political entities like FP/TULF to create mass hysteria and whip up emotions to meet their inner agendas under the disguise of a Democracy.

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        The refugees/asylum seekers are created by this misery around the world. The report also should include what happened to all the Tamils who needed up as refugees to date in India…their human aspirations to hold a Nationality and lead a free and fair life in India denied need to be included in this report. Even the Indian Tamils who fled India as disguised SL Tamil refugees have western passports?? need to be investigated.

        Basically the FP/TULF and the UN blunders to destroy our Country a very proud nation to the current status need to be discussed around the world. UN policy making discussions should look at the parties (such as the FP/TULF) that operate within the developing Nations to see if they hold water as an entity as many Governments are unable to deal with them is very well established creating havoc in the world/refugees/destitute and how the GOSL brought an end to this in SL need to be captured with the help of the UN??

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    “There is nothing wrong happening in the country. Take it from me. “

    Sounds desperate.

    Then let the investigations begin, let the witnesses, and families be allowed to speak, and let the burials be allowed. There is plenty wrong in this country.

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    Isn’t Tisaranee one of those colombo civil society, colombo liberals , who justified the genocidal military onslaught on the basis that after the LTTE obstacle is gone, they will be able to work out a solution and there will be peace aftewards?
    Now more than a decade after the genocidal onslaught, we only have Sinhala triumphalism and emboldening of Sinhala nationalism as some have predicted would happen. It has turned itself onto a new target, the Muslims.

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      nk

      “Isn’t Tisaranee one of those colombo civil society, colombo liberals , who justified the genocidal military onslaught on the basis that after the LTTE obstacle is gone, they will be able to work out a solution and there will be peace aftewards?”

      Did she?
      Please quote your source.

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      @Nk
      Let me be candid about my response, meaning no offence.
      It was the Tamils who who were the first to form a racial political party , Muslims never had an issue as long as they represented the community through a National political party ,Until Late.Hon.Ashraf formed a Religous party , but regretful he passed away before he could migrate into the national party which was his final goal.
      Hon.Ashraf only used the Religous termed political party to bring all the Muslims under one umbrella and then to do away with and migrate to NUA , Thanks to appe Man , who did not even respect the widow to fulfil her Religous obligation , he forcefully and with no shame grabbed the leadership from her.
      She is a strong lady, did not want to give up her late husband’s dream and contested under NUA , but as usual Muslim blood is green so part went UNP and the rest to Muslim Congress both green.
      So Its Muslim Congress and the newly
      Formed Islamic Evangelist and their creed replacing the traditional Islam and Attires are solely responsible for today’s fate of Muslims.

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        If you want to term it Islamaphobia , then Muslims created it by shunning their birth rights , of Ethnicity ( Am waiting till some Extremist tell me it’s Haram to preserve Ethnicity so they call themselves Muslims , I have re reply ready made , like jeloby to put it into their mouths if they ever open it)
        You shun your ethnic identity of over thousand years , your language; , your traditional food ( the South indianized evangelical Muslims, Biryani is not ours , it’s indopakistani, we had a fantastic grand four course cuisine.)
        The you go and adopt Attires that represents violent members of Kawarijs Islamic rebels and their attitudes in your new found Creeds.
        So what do you expect ? When you suddenly create a culture clash and Religous extremism ?
        Look at the Borhas today unfortunately they too have done the same with very young men with over grown beards , women in colored abayas , calling it rida and the borha have even transformed their English international School to a Madarasa( unfortunate , it was one time a night reputed school)
        Only the Memons have todate maintain their age old tradition and their Islamic Creed ; or cause except for a few black sheep who became Islamic Evangelists .

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          @Nk Pardon,
          Meant to say Candid with my response

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        @Nk
        PARDON,
        Highly reputed School ( The ex’s Borha international School)

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    Gota killed the terrorist Prabakaran like a dog and it is great the world has one less terrorist.

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      Gota was in an AC room in Colombo. How could he do that? Gota can’t get credit for that.

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      wimal12

      “Gota killed the terrorist Prabakaran like a dog and it is great the world has one less terrorist.”

      Alright, for argument sake I go along with you.
      What do you suggest we do with about 400,000 + 1 former + 1 present president, Defense ministers, 70,000 members of saffron brigades …………………………….. war criminals, Eagle Bilnd Eye, Shenali, Channa, 6.9 Million, voted for psychopaths, …. ?

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      @Wimal.. May be one day if not Gota, someone killed you and proclaimed as terrorist according to their own definitions. What we really need is social justice.. No matter what, if there is one there is an insurgency group against it. You cannot stop that with bullets.

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      @Wimal 12
      Are you trying to incite hatred ? Without promoting reconciliation?
      It’s because we have nut houses on fire like you we can never progress.

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    Political Donor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Lobbying and Campaign Contribution Crimes

    In total Sri Lanka wired $6.5 million to Zuberi in 2014

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/political-donor-sentenced-12-years-prison-lobbying-and-campaign-contribution-crimes-tax

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    Whether in future Lankawe becomes three Eelams as Fathima saying (Tamil, Muslim & Sinhala) or remaining as Ekkaraj as Sampanthan Aiya saying, one thing is certain, that is, if IC Inquiry is not looming soon in the horizon, the story of the Wildlife Sanctuary is over. One time Hakeem, Thero De Silva, Ranil, Karuna, Deva, GLP …… …. all went with Cinema girls to Geneva against an inquiry. Now it is time for all them to go and beg UNHRC for an inquiry (Passing it to UN SC).

  • 2
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    The Three daggers against Motherland:

    1. Tamil Eelam : The Unnatural 2,500-year-old mania of the Tamils where they feel the whole Island of Lanka should be theirs based on mythology and underworld messages.

    2. Port City : Unnatural capitalistic mania where GoSL sold Motherland to the Chinese so Lanka can pluck money from trees. But as it is seen that ancient trees are now being cut down at a rapid rate, one can deduce that American MCC is at play and Port City might be dismantled.

    3. Sinhala Chauvinism : Unnatural mania brought about by the Eelam mania, where Sinhalese feel the need to dissociate themselves through race from Tamils.

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      ramona Grandma therese fernando

      “Tamil Eelam : The Unnatural 2,500-year-old mania of the Tamils where they feel the whole Island of Lanka should be theirs based on mythology and underworld messages.”

      Even psychopath VP never claimed entire island being part of his Tamil Eelam. Pleas stop your stupid ill informed manufactured lies.

      “Sinhala Chauvinism : Unnatural mania brought about by the Eelam mania, where Sinhalese feel the need to dissociate themselves through race from Tamils.”

      Another lie.
      Sinhala Chauvinism accelerated with the advent of public racist Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala, culminated in most inhuman statutes such as Citizenship ACT 1948, Sinhala Only Language ACT, ………………………………………………. gone berserk with Uni standardization, massacre at Tamil conference, 1972 constitution, destruction of public library, 1956, 1961, 1977, 1981 1983, ………… 30 years, ….

      When do you think your brain is not scatter brain?

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        😅 how boring it would be , without you on Native Veda .

        Btw where is Amerasiri the Wahabi lover ?

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        NV,

        VP never claimed the whole island, is true. He just wanted to fight for the heck of fighting. It’s the Tamil Brahmans who have the ancient malady….and their eyes glitter in anticipation. VP was the channel to achieve it.

        Agree about Sinhala Chauvinism part where Anagarika Dharmapala via White-man Olcott started the racial division. But at this time, Sinhala-Buddhists are embarrassed about their delusion at what their fathers, grandfathers, and evil archi-ammahs said and did in the 1956, 1961, 1977, 1981 1983.

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    It all sounds like Srilanka overflowed with milk and honey when she was ruled by; Sirimavo, JRJ, Ranasinghe Premedasa and CBK. It was all dancing and singing in the streets.

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    We will remain united , no matter how much racists, bigots and egomaniacs try to.divide us .

    Every country has them , you can never satisfy everyone,.no matter how many opportunities some people have, there will always be among all people who will never ever be satisfied.

    THEY ARE born that way , they can never be changed, if Not Ghaddafi will be still among us today.

    We are uniquely SRI Lankan and let’s be that way , we all have our good days and bad days.

    It is our birth right to love our communities, to love what we believe in as long as it does not promote bigotry of any form.

    We Islanders are” EAT- DRINK” people above all freedom lovers, loving our race and beliefs does not make us all racists and bigots.

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    We love our Country’s unique name ,
    Sri Lanka-no need to change it , if at all possible, what needs to be changed is the rotten mindsets of Racists, Bigots and Egomanics among all races and Religous extremists

    We deeply love our Flag , with the most Unique Rampant Lion with the Sword meaning guarding us .

    We Love our National Anthem.

    Lets Remain Uniquely Sri Lankan.

    Let us be Sri Lankan and preserve our ethnic identity, but not abuse it to divide us with hate , but to celebrate diversity .

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    Being Candid is the only way to be honest in one’s comment as long as it’s respectful and judicious.

    Sri Lankan Muslims as a whole must makeup their minds.

    Is Islam an Exclusive Arab religion /faith ?
    Does it mandate your women to dress in Arab garb to cover?

    If it does , then it can not be a universal
    Faith , if it mandates the Arab attire to dress modestly , then it’s an exclusive Arab racial religion , like Judaism.

    Prophet Muhammad, was he a Prophet exclusively to the Arabs ?, that you need to adopt all his Arab cultural traditions from attire to Arab beards?

    Then with due respect AND HONOR to him , he was an Arab prophet to the Arab and not a Universal Prophet.

    If Islam is a Universal faith and a Universal fraternity.
    It must embrace the global cultural diversity.

    You can not have it both ways.

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      Islam was indeed a Universal religion, it embraced diversity ,, and so was Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
      Until The Ahul hadeest forcefully tookover and subjugated all the branches of Islam and Muslims, even progressive branches like Shias , thee other four Schools of Thoughts, like Hanafi ( which is the most progressive out of the Sunni , followed by Memons mostly ) were also intimidated to adopt politicalised bigotted cultural form of Islam, of Hadeedist ( orally transmitted narration like The Talmud) , so are the Ismaili sects , except the Aghakanis , this includes all the borha sects too and the Lahore Ahmedyas but not Qadiyanis, they are monotheistic but they are not part of The Prophet Muhammad’s fraternity.
      After the demise of the Prophet Muhammad had passed away in 632 onwawards the Ahel Ra’y ( The people of Reasoning ) was the main Islamic branch,there on others followed with the School of The Mutazilite of under The Branch of Ahel Ray progressed and were the champions of The Islamic Golden age.
      Then came Imaan Ibn Hanbal,who rejected any interpretation of the religion or The Quran using any form of intellectual information and banned interactions with other faiths , like Buddhism , Hinduism ,zorastism, Christianity and Judaism..
      And gaining anymore KNOWLEDGE through the Greek sources which was the main source of all Scientific progress.The Mutazilite were persecuted by the Hanbalis , some died in Iraq and most of them exiled to Iran.

      CONT.

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        Pushing The entire Muslim community backwards. A community that was rich in culture and science today , you will find the lowest number in Science.
        Islam and The Prophet were Universal
        Until 1258.
        There onwards The Hanbalis ruled with an Iron fist and It became the official creed of Saudi Arabia.
        It has strongly imposed the most harsh punishments, especially death sentence to apostates and others which directly contradict the revelation.( The Quran)
        All the Islamic Branches, including All Shias and Ismaili borhas are indoctrinated with the hadees,. By their own sects.
        Ibn Hanbal destroyed the highly intellectual Islam and replaced it with myths and ruthless cultural
        Biggoted version ,which is followed by all the Branches of Islam.
        Excluding, Aghakanis, Liberal Islam, Progressive Islam , French Neo Mutazilites and Independent followers of Ahel -Ray.
        So please do not refer to the following groups as wahabis, Salafis, Toweedis,*. all Muslims are Toweedis, meaning monotheists,so no one single branche can patronize the term.
        All these groups are ardent followers of NEO Hanbalism.
        ___
        May be one day, The Neo Mutazilites of France will pass on their torch of intellectual, Progressive and rational Islam to the west as it was between 800 to 1258
        But I doubt it will ever be accepted by Asian , African and Arab Muslims.
        It’s a great form of illusional comfort zone, the oral narrations of Myths and bigotry.
        Tragic.

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    Quote:
    ARABIC PROVERB
    FROM KALIMA QUOTES.

    EAT WHATEVER YOU LIKE,
    BUT DRESS AS OTHERS DO .

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    “Anura Kumara Dissanayake correctly compared the Wimal-SLPP spat to a collision of two gully-bowsers. The resulting reek is a warning of two dangers awaiting Sri Lanka.”
    I did not know Anura Kumara Dissanayake could express himself so picturesquely!

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    The tug of war between SL Govt and the Non Majority has to stop. Continuing with this drama only facilitates the Rogues, Murderers and Rapists to be elected over and over again. Its not the soldiers or the civilians who were affected on both sides get the benefit from this tug of war. The way out of this tug of war is simple.

    All the Govt has to do is to appoint a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which should be chaired by members who are elected and agreed by all political parties. If even one political party opposes the appointment of any one member to chair the commission then that member should not be allowed to sit. Alternatively if no mutual agreement in the appointment of the members is achieved, the entire Supreme Court Bench must sit in judgement. There should be no selection of judges allowed to the Govt.

    There is no case or situation that is more important than resolving this issue. The lessons learnt should also be incorporated in the new constitution. We do not need foreign Judges to sit in judgement, the local Judges are adequate but access should be given to foreign organization to observe the procedure.

    This Truth and Reconciliation Commission should investigate both LTTE and SL Govt

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    Imran Khan in his speech lacklustre speech during his visit to Sri Lanka talked about Cricket , China, Buddhism, Terrorism and poverty.

    He said Pakistan helped Sri Lanka defeat LTTE. So its not the war heroes
    He said like Sri Lanka Pakistan is also on China’s belt initiative…so on the way to bankrputcy

    and then on Corona Virus – he said both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are poor countries and we are suffering the worst and we need help form the West!!!!!

    but there were two positives
    The world cup winning Sri Lanka Team

    and yes Pakistan archaeologist just found this Buddha statue in the North of Pakistan and he wants Mahinda to come worship it….Mahinda prefer those Buddha statues in the are discovering in Jaffna

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      however the Prime Minister of one of the bigger Muslim country failed to acknowledge the Sri Lankan Muslim community in his speech

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