17 August, 2022

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Give Mahinda An Army? Can’t Joint Opposition Stop Joking? 

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

I tell you, these guys in the self-styled Joint Opposition (JO) are plain crazy. Imagine an opposition demanding full-scale military security to their electorally defeated leader to enable the latter to go round the country at will and pleasure with the sole and concentrated purpose of undermining the government! Scores of military men and policemen hanging around him from Dondra to Point Pedro and buckets of money as attendant expenses for fuel and salaries and overtime? All this day in and day out? At taxpayers’ expense? That is simply outrageous.

I scaled the history of governments world over in order to see if anything like this privilege had been granted to a fallen leader. “Nope,” is my answer.

Mahinda is testing his luck in a context where he and his family are under scrutiny for various alleged misdeeds and serious frauds. Any decent statesman will lie low and gladly submit himself and his kith and kin for examination in order to clear his and their names. That’s the most appropriate thing for him to do. On the other hand, Mahinda Rajapaksa wants all investigations stopped. Does he recommend such a privilege to ordinary private citizens? Giving up the lawful and civil course, Mahinda Rajapaksa is organising a revolt against the yahapalana government. Bring down the government and crush the investigations!The strategy is “attack as the best form of defence.” In the unlikely event that the government will crumble all investigations will come to a halt. And if he gets back sufficient domination in a kind of counter revolution all government leaders would probably be safely under lock and key; if not missing altogether.Mahinda

Mahinda’s ruling record was developing into such brutality. With the 18th Amendment under his sleeve what couldn’t he have done? Mahinda Rajapaksa as President never listened to anyone but himself and never thought of anyone but himself and his. I am reminded of Trujillo, the Columbian dictator, who figures in the novel tilted “The Feast of the Goat,” written by Nobel Laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa. When Mahinda jailed Sarath Fonseka and when he sacked the Chief Justice he showed his true character.

On the general question there is no denying that a past President should be allocated adequate security. Also, there isn’t any doubt that given his relationship with the Tigers Mahinda Rajapaksa in particular should be given strong security. There is, however, an assumption behind such a gesture,namely that security is given while he performs standard functions and duties as a civilian. As a matter of fact, his risk limit would be assessed lower if Mahinda does confine himself to such functions that normally retired heads of state do carry out. In the case before us, however, we have a preceding head of state back in active politics going the full hog to destroy the government that is supposed to offer him personal security. He employs all kinds of rhetoric-falsehoods, distortions and emotional innuendos as his arsenal. He gathers big crowds around him and,by his demeanour, inspires Parliamentarians to resort to violence inside the well of Parliament.

The former President is pursuing an active political goal that carries with it,as all political or power-pursuing roles do, the potential for violence. The hidden subtext of his campaign is to encourage even a violent overthrow of government. Thus the circumstances of his requirement for security becomes problematic. In this way he ups his own security needs by his own doing and volition while,simultaneously raising security concerns for the government itself.

The Prime Minister announced that Mahinda will be given full police security and even permitted him to pick his own cops and intelligence men for the purpose. That’s it and caput. Why isn’t this enough? Does he want to employ an army core in order to stage a coup?

Tuesday, we saw a hideous tragedy in the well of Parliament when Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka rose to comment on the issue. One UNP MP was assaulted and is now in hospital. The UNP would not have assaulted its own men and so this grubby job would have been presumably executed by a JO muscleman. The investigation committee came out with a report charging two MPs-one a government Deputy joker and the other UNFPA clown. The report also stated that Messrs Dinesh and Bandula-two very senior Parliamentarians- had rushed toward the chair in ugly fashion and abused the Speaker. Media Minister Gayan said this was “Rajapaksa Culture”- confronting different points of view with thuggery.

The fact that this kind of incident can happen freely in the well of the House of Parliament portends something very foreboding. Politics, particularly in the Sri Lankan environment, bears a clear potential for violence. It is power against power.

Hence,If a retired head of state wants to continue in a political role it is farcical and asinine that he be offered military assistance on a platter to do so. In the case of Mahinda Rajapaksa, the fact that he and his family are under existential threat from the law compounds the folly. Furthermore, such a concession would take an ironical comical character when one realises that Mahinda Rajapaksa himself showed no such grace to his opponents.

sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    Dinesh Gunawardane is the man who created disgraceful tension in the parliament.

    This man was very good before specially ten years ago.
    Unfortunately he was completely became Topsy-turvy after becoming a minister in Mahinda’s cabinet.

    Now he is completely mad like mad dog.
    He does not know how to behave as a old man.
    Innocent people die in vain but these disgraceful people….Dinesh…Vasu….Buruwansa…Gembanpila do not have heart attack.

    In the name of Sinhala race these people must die soon

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      “Imagine an opposition demanding full-scale military security to their electorally defeated leader to enable the latter to go round the country at will…”

      What stupid ignorance of a man who is still praising the UNP for past undeserved rewards in the CAS!

      The matter of MR’s security is not a crazy demand at all. The LTTE operatives are alive and funded by the diaspora as recent arrests show. They killed every civilian ( Athulathmudali, Premadasa, Gamini Dissanayake, Ranjan Wijeratne and many others) and military leaders (Wimalaratne, Kobbekaduwa, Algama, Janaka Perra and many others)who had ever contributed to action against their evil. SOme of these attacks were long after the people retired and had forgotten the war.

      It is alright for an ignorant senile fool from the safety of Melbourne about how “crazy” the demand is, but if anything happens to MR, Marusira will not have a place to hide from the public seeking revenge.

      Remember that!

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        Boom Boom:-
        ” The matter of MR’s security is not a crazy demand at all. The LTTE operatives are alive and funded by the diaspora as recent arrests show.”

        What are you arguing about? The Government is providing a Better Security to MP Rajapakse, by the Police

        To the LTTE, Army Security for Rajapakse, is like holding a Red Rag to a Mad Bull! The LTTE have more issues with the Army, than with the Police!

        /

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          Hamlet seems to be having a big GAS problem by the look of the end of his comment.

          We know he is a diarrhea patient, this must be part of it. May be Arlene will have to give him the hemlock treatment!

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        [Edited out]

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          Funlover

          “[Edited out]”

          Thanks for keeping it brief.

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        Excellent REPLY .

        We must bear in mind the following .

        1. The Rajapakses were the number one in the LTTE hit list .

        2. SF only took commands to be executed by the commander in Chief. ie President Rajapakse.

        3. The hard core LTTE tigers have been released by the Government posing even a greater risk to both MR and GR.

        4.The duo who gave the freedom and the security to the ordinary citizen on the rd deserves to be protected at all costs.

        5. The LTTE has even running around in cars with the number plates in their org . ( Seen recently on the RDS in New Zealand ) They are actively regrouping
        surreptiously unknown to many in their safe havens in Melbourne .

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          Sarojini – are u in your tight skirts ?

          Tell me in an environment according to your god father – we have no terror in the country today…

          So why should we spend/abuse that much of funds unncessarily appointing more security men to Rajaakshe or others.

          I have no doubt, humble CBK would agree to reduce her security, if she has over 200 being given to protect her …

          If SF is given just 15 to protect him – Rajakshe could be satisified with 50 -not 256 right ?

          I really dont think we do need to exaggerate.

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            Please tell me what I said wrong without evading the issue .

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              sarojini

              “Please tell me what I said wrong without evading the issue”

              Please tell us what you typed was right?

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                Vaddo … I hope you have a human brain, not washed by LTTE.

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                There is truth in what Sarojini has to say except for last which is far away but planning.

                Sirimal is totally Oink Oink bull- another Sobita watti amma CBK appointee making hay.

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              The number one LTTE target was CBK not Rajapakshe. She lost an eye remember? How many security was she given? Six policemen yes that was established via a supreme court ruling issued by that utter gutter scum bucket of a CJ. Goats made up a fake attack on himself ha ha ha for suckers like you to believe that they are the number one target. Why would the LTTE target the Rajapakaya when he was thier chief financier. In fact old Velu was very upset when his buddy started attacking him. But that was his nature to stab people in the back after using them the number one Rajapakaya trade mark. Oh and SF only took orders from the commander in cheif? ha ha ha how funny. Is that why MR went looking for Emil Kanthan to shape it up with the LTTE after the mavil aru incident? Who really believed in the armie’s ability to defeat the LTTE in his own words? SF of coarse darling you don’t remember any of this I know. According to MRs own law he should be given only six policemen that’s it.

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            “”I have no doubt, humble CBK would agree to reduce her security, if she has over 200 being given to protect her …””

            Egghead Sobita, You lie through your teeth. It was just recently watti amma cbk had her pension and security updated to that of passa.

            The fact is even with IRa and Islamist terror UK Leaders run around on bicycles. This mind you when Brits are the inventors of many forms of transport.
            Boru sobana what have you invented the tight skirt?? No You are just Warlords today and yesterdays plantation workers under the europeans.

            So which kanuve did you hold to be in at Germany and be on the run train/plane train- Oink, Oink??

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          You are right, the West wants division everywhere to rule the world. They couldn’t stomach what MR had done. I expose the West’s double standards. [Edited out]

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          SAROJIN

          We must bear in mind the following .

          1. The Rajapakses were the number one in the LTTE hit list for taking Bribes.

          Now they cannot take any more bribes? Is MaRa worth a bullet now?

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          sarojin
          take cover please otherwise you will be the next!!!!!!!!!
          you say they are seen on the RDS in New Zealand????
          They are regrouping in melbourne…….melbourne in NZ???
          Or in Australia with our columnist HDL Mahindapala????

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            Excuse me wheEr have I said that Melbourne is in New Zealand .???? I am not that dumb after visiItng both Melbourne and New Zealand . The writer SJ is from Melbourne and that is what I was referring to . The two sentences arE not connected if you read what I have written

            reply to PROUDMANN

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        I say Boom, Boom,

        When MR withdrew the army security for Chandrika (lost an eye froma terrorist attack) and Fonseka (suffered a bomb attack which seriously damaged his midriff) where were you?

        When Fonseka was dragged and jailed, where were you?

        I agree that MR needs security. So suggest the best place would be the prison, with the army guarding it.

        That will please you and all of us at the same time.

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        Some of the people you mentioned were murdered by Rajapakshe you utter partisan hack. The only security this bastard deserves is SIX police officers. That is the supreme court mandated and established LAW of the land by your hero the scoundrel who took revenge on a president who was ACTUALLY a genuine victim of the LTTE not a fake one like your other HERO the GOAT. If anything happens to MR like the gallows the people of Sri Lanka will be celebrating. Your Maru sira will the hailed as a great leader.

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        Boom Boom ,

        “It is alright for an ignorant senile fool from the safety of Melbourne about how “crazy” the demand is, but if anything happens to MR, Marusira will not have a place to hide from the public seeking revenge. Remember that! “

        Are you threatening ? Mate , we have had all these empty threats from every Tom ,Dick and Harry since Jan 8 th , who cares ? Do you think , due to silly threats like yours , current regime will reverse the decision ? go on keep on issuing bigger threats much more than this .let’s see what will happen .

        I’ve got an answer for the current security threat against Mahinda , that is to put The Mafia king under house arrest until all the investigations are over , if he wants to attend a function , only two police constables protection should be provided . MY3 ,Ranil duo continue to play with fire , it seems still they haven’t learnt the true nature of the Mafia king.

        What goes around comes around , remember Maj Gen Manawadu ? He was the guy who gave orders to drag Gen Fonseka like an animal out of his office . guess what ? he died today due to a terrible accident ! this is what we Buddhist called , Ditta Dhamma ! the whole Mafia family deserves slow death , wait and see how the Rajapakse drama going to end up .

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          “” he died today due to a terrible accident ! this is what we Buddhist called , Ditta Dhamma “”

          What bull is that?? Sripathi Sooriarachchi style by Fonny.

          Salli No Malli No Only American Know the Cannibals in the making.

          The anti India Boruwanse must be loving it>

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            Aren’t you that fruit cake “Javi” character ? i can smell you miles away man , get a life !

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              `Hegel Egghead`
              You eat rotten bath guli and drink kassipu like your Ramone

              We do not eat stupid fruit cake of socialist france.

              Go find your fruit cake in the sewer- that is where your life originated.

              Kudu Mervin loves you.

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                rabbi- la aka Javi ,

                Where are those funny characters (>===< ……) you used to typed in , at the end of each comment ? why don't you use them any more ? you are truly a fruit cake mate !

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                  Sevela,

                  “funny characters (>===< ……"

                  You don't have a vocabulary to use the english language or a computer.
                  why don't you go back to the sinhala section or the sewer??

                  The above is called web windings.

                  "you are truly a fruit cake mate ! "

                  You are kalu dodol seated on kalu masket. Pong!!

                  Curb Crawler you have no brain just an old rat!!

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              Javi was similar to that Monsanto JMOs.

              What happened to Javi today ?

              Either Rajaakshe may have learnthim a lession or lost his face ?

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              Srilal,

              I would rather give him a rope to ease him strangulation…

              that is what can help us today – this man is making fun out of the majority poor of the poor.

              Just 50 men could guard him for sure…

              all the others 156 are surplus.. as if he is the only person to have worked for the winning the war… ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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                samuel german refugee,

                Curb crawler- try eating a banana if you cant chew.

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                  As I know Samuel him, he is a doctor in Germany. :::

                  Rabbi-la should be an another bone licking sorta…

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                    “Rabbi-la should be an another bone licking sorta…”

                    Bolawathie

                    you are having disney spells.

                    who gives a F for a `doctor` in today’s world-
                    they are no more than `prescription dispensers`

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                      Rabbi… shut up man.. you have not the least knowledge to get on with CT readers. Mind your own business or go and have a swimm in flowing MR toilet pits. You have enough qualification to do the job. no doubt about that.

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                      You must be a born fool. How can one ever become a doctor in De if he or she has not studied in Germany ?

                      You have the SAME gene that is found in Rajapakshes. – THAT IS CALL CRIMINAL/Stupid GENE.

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                      Rabbi-La… where areu supposed to change your PUnnakku brand ?

                      Sooner the better. Good luck Wild bore.

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                    Bolawathie,

                    “Mind your own business or go and have a swimm in flowing MR toilet pits.”

                    Your Fonny from backamuna ambalangoda is a FIT fart in transit!

                    So its made you into dog called FIDO- F*ck It, Drive On!!

                    you are full of fleas move your butt.

                    The Great Indians would never let him run the island and neither
                    would `The Trump`

                    “You have the SAME gene that is found in Rajapakshes. – THAT IS CALL CRIMINAL/Stupid GENE.”

                    My Genes are unique! We have won not just at Lanka against all odds but are topping in the USA. You can never dream of our knowledge base in Industry where the mind rules.

                    Only Gotabaya and BBS can bring order to the nation of ambudes!!
                    It is what buggers like you created.

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                Samuel ,

                As far as i’m concern , MR doesn’t deserve any protection at all , our country had been ruined/raped in all aspects by this born criminal ;hence, he must spend the rest of his time behind bars. from 2005 to 2015 he destroyed the whole country along with his criminal siblings and extended family members ;still, he continues the same destructive pattern for his selfish gains .

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                  Wattie Amma, Sevela,
                  “”he must spend the rest of his time behind bars.””

                  Gotabaya and BBS have it all to govern the nation of Sinhale.

                  It’s happened at the Phillipines where the Yankees run the nation.

                  You have no Bacon and Eggs!

                  You have no Brain!!

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          I wish more of you should be active in commenting on the truths. But truths. Exactly as you articulated, mafia king deserves just two PCs to protect him when he would be invited for any events – else, he shoudl be put in dark as Northkoreans punish their Uncles. Remember ?

          Jayawewa, May more of SRILALS be born to fight against wrong propaganda of Mafia king led Joint oppostion.

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            samuel ,

            “I wish more of you should be active in commenting on the truths.”

            Truth is what the sages had to say of life as they see it.
            One does not have to think to speak the truth.

            It seems what the Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, logicians need is just a little humility; their salvation lies in some one curing them of their Hegelian swelled- heads.

            Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
            – Francis Bacon.

            the more private retainers you could accommodate, outfit and feed, the larger your feudal army. like the laloooooo, the srieeee.

            “LIVE AND LEARN,” by observation.

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      Dinesh Gunewardena is a damned disgrace to his country, to his party and to his old school.

      He should be deported to Tamil Nadu from whence he probably came.

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        He should be repatriated to west bengal and not Tamil NAdu

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        He is just twisted by rascals.

        He was once a gentleman like man.. I mean late 80ties.

        How perks could destroy the politicians and vulnerable people ?

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      Prbakaran is dead. Mahinda Rajapakse is as good as dead. That ship has sailed.

      It’s time for Lanka to open a new chapter and look to the future.

      Like Isabel Perón carrying her dead husbands embalmed body around, few has to feed off Mahinda’s corpse but the futility of it is slowly beginning to dawn.

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      Hey guys where have been…. ??????????????????????? an another hungry nation to maintain a white elephant ?

      a) Allowing an Army for MR

      b) Putting him jail going through all the investigations and the billions being abused for his own manner making each citizen accoutable for increased taxes.

      b) is what the entire world would agree with rather than with a).

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      According to the lost face politics:

      a) Dinesh led their party men

      b) Wimal Buruwansse led NFF

      c) Gonthadipila led PHU

      and others that are similar to the above… can only remain in lanken politics if they would go on singing the ringing tone being close to MR

      These are political parasites.. that the country and nation should marginalize soon

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      Here he looks like Pinguththaraya of all last..

      Actually Pinguthtaraya the name came… to name after ones that abuse food of the other. In a round way, this man and his abuses have brought to that levels.
      CBK never complained this much even if they the MR regime made every efforts to mitigate her security at that time.

      This man has now become a laughing stock to majority locals and international community. Yesterday, I myself happened to discuss this with few Germans, Dutch and English, none them added supportive views that the forces should remain to protect him. All shared that it is the international standards that the current regime has been making every efforts to introduce. That way the country will get more access to the other world, proving that human rights are improving … world standards are being improved by the current govt.. anyways, these ciricles also shared, no longer, Rajakashe and other men will have to be subjected to convictions being made by on going investigations.

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        Police/Army, there is no impact cost wise?

        Why cannot govt give him what he is asking?

        Nearly half of the members in Parliament got elected thanks to Mahinda!

        It is a shame those pinguttarayas have no guts to support this man who rid the country from terrorism!

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          Srinatha th eman whose back end has beenr replaced inbetween to know that what matters is interntional standards.

          Like in war free situation, like the country is set today- no forces are allowed to give any state leaders or formers security..

          Please read it and come back.. You will never learn it man…

          This man is a headache to lanken soil today..

          False claims and having eaten the cake not sharing others, to become a joker is pathetic actually. Even CBK was not asking any more security… she is a woman…

          Let this man be handed over to north korea.. can give us a life finally.

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          You Srinath, belong to the same category, like many others coming from Pakistan and the like country, you guys survive and are dependent on SOCIAL FUNDs being offered by UK governemt. Meaning become Pinguthtarayas of the kind Rajaakshes, that make them bigger to get the attetion. The man is no worth the current DUO.

          Rajaakshe should finally learn to be Mahathma – looking at most humble state leader Mr Sirisena upto. He does not even attack his enemies. Should have come from a good parent house. Rajaakshe always caused hurts to even ants.

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          Quote

          “Why cannot govt give him what he is asking?” Unquote

          then are u ready to give protection to THOSE POOR in wild areas where their lives are under threat due to wild elephants

          Pleae protect them giving the proper protection…

          Can the hungry nation afford it ?

          There are no road barriers in many railway crossings in the country, no funds are there to provide them with the barriers… lately. last week two girls were killed by a train… these two young girls were from middle class familes in Kelaniya…

          How can a former president be unssatisfied this much .. being that selfish ? KNnowing over 70% of the folks suffer in this country ?

          He is not king.. he is cardboard king made by his own MEDIA units.

          Besides, if he is to be held like a god, SARATH FONSEKA should be the one to be kept on altar… he is the real hero all means.. though babaric Rajaakshes twisted otherway around.

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        CBK WAS NEVER A THREAT TO THE LTTE. She mollycoddled the tigers at evry opportunity. she shook hands with female LTTE. CADRES IN. Mannar. She proudly proclaimed in a speech that the LTTE was created by the sinhala. Her children openly have said they were ashamed of being sinhala. Why would the LTTE have any issues with their bosom pal??

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          She even sent a boquet of flowers to our Great Leader’s daughter on her birthday.

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            thondamanny

            “She even sent a boquet of flowers to our Great Leader’s daughter on her birthday.”

            Actually she gave war for peace.

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          sarojini

          Welcome back though we didn’t miss you.

          “Her children openly have said they were ashamed of being sinhala.”

          Do you know the reason as to why they were ashamed of being Sinhala?

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      Saman,

      The mentioned men have been a lauging stock to lankens today..

      Wasidewa is limited to fart only… all these weeks, I could not hear anything being issued by him..

      Nasal irritating voice of the nation -Dinesh has become the levels to Buruwanse.. this is shameless.. in 80ties, we the n students at pera respected the guy…

      Buruwanse has no education – a man who is proved to have nothing but a mouth piece being abused by him and Rajakashe for taming most guillble targets of the nation… Buruwanse has to pay it soon – nobody would fall sick even if the guys wouldhave been kept away from human assciation for ever. – MEANING that can be a plus in turning vulnerable to good in this country.
      Lack of Education has made Buruwanse the most fearful paranoid – only knows to spread all sicky stories about the western countries. If I woudl ask my grand mother who is bedritten would add me even realities about the west…. but those street men turn politicians are only suffering from complexs not second to the one that Rajaakshe does.

      Gonmalpila is like teen politicians being in the field twisting every bit in favour of Mara – how many more days the guy would have the chance to do so is a puzzle.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      RE:Give Mahinda An Army? Can’t Joint Opposition Stop Joking?

      “All this day in and day out? At taxpayers’ expense? That is simply outrageous.”

      “I scaled the history of governments world over in order to see if anything like this privilege had been granted to a fallen leader. “Nope,” is my answer.”

      If Mahinda Rajapaksa wants Protection, let him have his own private Protection.

      Amarasiri recommends that Mahinda Rajapaksa start fishing in the vast Hindian Ocean, and to export the fish he catches to the EU as the fish Ban imposed during the MaRa administration has now been removed.

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      Why is that all fake charges made on SF to kneel him by their hatreds… they did almost everything. SF had not the least time to invovlve himself in business as potraited.. that man had lost his life for 3 or more times.. his bullots still in his body are evident..

      But Rajaakshes son who is said to be Navy man – but did not do a single day work for the forces, instead over 74 foreign trips were allowed abusing lanken assets, putting the real due candidates behind.. yOSHIta was alleged to have bought pot of lands under forged names of that and this grannies…. were all discussed by FCID… and CSN sender was broad daylight eveidence to have gone loud businesses.. still the man is scot free..

      Why this situation in the country ?
      FCID and lanken laws seems to be on a snail walk..

      at least one of them should be put in life long jail to please us the ones who work for righteous and fair world for our future generations.

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      Even putting the kind JOKERs pictures make me vomiting.

      These men should be kept behind bars… no need to waste times for them basta.

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      Rajapakshe please give us a break.. leave the country and save our funds…

      your have a big choice

      1) Seashelves
      2) Swaiziland (Africa)
      3) Belarus (said to have ties with you – and secret ones)

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe ,Saman Says..

      “Dinesh Gunawardane is the man who created disgraceful tension in the parliament. “

      Kalutara UNP MP Defends his Action Against MaRa and his cronies…
      [Edited out]

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      If you watch Parliament proceedings live on TV, all you hear from the background is Dinesh Gunawardena barking in the background or raising stupid questions and distrubing discussions, he does not allow anyone to discuss or explain and what a waste of time, feel that the Speaker should take some action to stop these jokers playing pandu inside parliament.

      All throughout 100 days programme too, all we witnessed was MR going around the country with these goons, making allegations, staging protest rallies and the time wasted by Prez and cabinet to prove him wrong. It’s high time, the government get into action to work out solutions for the issues raised by the people.

      All MR did say at May Day rally at Kirulapona too was nothing, but about himself and his family issues, his security is going to be reduced, Namal, Basil, Gota, Wimal and himself would go into jail (he knew the exact line up) etc. He has lost focus on what May Day was about even,that it’s not to highlight his own problems but to talk about the issues faced by the working class.

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      This gorilla would never learn it even if he is being tamed by law and order of the country:::

      At least now he should learn to respect.

      Today hearing his son would not be permitted to go out of the country – may be the man is even more fallen.

      Yoshita must not be allowed to travel anywhere.

      These men now are on search for hiding grounds.

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    Where is KAS Sumanasekera?

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    Most important please keep and Ambulance for him as he looks sick. He also hardly comes to parliment.

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    The Joint Opposition has exposed itself as a Disjointed Opposition, and should be referred to as such in future!

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    Let’s Be Clear, Mahinda Rajapaksa is Not a Hero But a State Terrorist & The Joint Opposition (JO) is His Private Army(:-).

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    This is a brilliant piece of analytical writing by Shyamon. How one wished we had an Oliver Goonetilleke as President of this country, when such demands are being made!

    The thing is, they don’t make requests; they just demand, and that’s the very reason why such demands must never be given into.

    Actually this MR bloke has had it too good. No other country would tolerate this pantomime.

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    BOON BOON is crazy to think people will cry for MR who has plundered the country. Why is he wanting investigations to stop-as the writer states. Is he above the law-and his family. Ordinary people have to face court for crimes and they go but MR is fighting court action like a coward. He should clear his name and come out clean

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    This is very well written and the argument is impossible to deny. Mahinda must face investigations. His family and he have a lot of serious charges for money laundering, murder etc. Why is he trying to prevent investigations

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      You know if the inveistgaitons cant move forward, we need to seek international asistance… FCID or other bodies must react somewhat speedly to corner these men.. before all these become a headache to the tax payers..
      Tax payers funds must not further be abused by Rajaakshe.

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    [Edited out]

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      Patriot the Pathetic

      ” [Edited out]”

      Thanks for keeping it brief.

      Can you make it briefer?

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    This is what I can’t understand. There is the serious charge that the MR family murdered Thanjudeen. That Lasantha was murdered by the family. Same with Raviraj ,Eknelyagoda. Can people get away like that? Law only for ordinary humble people? MR jailed our war hero. Did he ever give SF security? No he jailed him. Ungrateful fellow. His BIL played pucks with the Airlanka set up

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      You forgot to add 16 Billion, why not or may be add another and make it 32,
      This figure is also like the genocide figure of TNA and die ass pora, Keep increasing but no proof!

      OOOh by the way what happened to that resolution and genocide charge and bla bla bla, How come nobody talk about it, Human right Watch, the Film maker!

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      Ananda Hettihewa:-

      Maybe Rajapakse saved Fonseka’s Life from the LTTE by Imprisoning Him.

      It may be a Good Idea to Put MR in Prison too. That will keep Him Safe Without the Expense of Paying for all these Body guards He is asking for!

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    Dear Boom Boom,

    Athulathmudali, Premadasa, Gamini Dissanayake, Ranjan Wijeratne and many others all killed yes by the LTTE but with the coonivance of the Southern politicians….in fact I doubt the LTTE was controlled by the MR by China (Since Rajiv assn)…I was in Sl and I konw what kind of tight security Tamils had to go through. Either the LTTE was WAY TOO Smart or they had help from the south….And
    Hay MR sepaks good Tamil as well..

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    What was that meeting MR had with Udayanga-his racketeer BIL? In Thailand. Why won’t the govt get him via Interpol. He was involved in arms deals. Catch him. If it was MR he would have locked all in jail-no court enquiries

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    Don’t get too excited mate..

    Batalanda Ranil wouldn’t allow his mates to do any harm to Rajapaksas although Ambalangoda Nariya would love to see it happen.

    Batalanda has unfinished business in his MOU with the Tigers , Sorry ex Tigers and the Vellalas.

    Obviously you haven’t seen the crowds in Kirullapona and up to Nugegoda who hate Yahaplanaya..

    And they are the future Megaplois inhabitants.Imagine that..

    Can Batalanda get a Referendum signed off by the great inhabitant majority to give Vellala Sambandan his Federal Eelaam?..

    I don.t think even Bombay Bookies will frame a market on it..

    But when Batalanda fails, and the MOU partnern in London cracks the Whip, all hell will break loose.

    Suicide Jackets, Telescopic Rifles and even AK 47s will be dug out from their current hiding places.

    Bodhi Sira couldn’t get a decent crowd to Galle, even with free Booze, Bath Parcels, Trip to Kataragamam and LKR 1000 cash to spend.

    He knows Sira is now Rat Shit.

    Batalanda knows that Rajapakasa is the only leader, who can give Vellaaa Sambandan , something substantial, before he reports to St Peters and the former goes to pastures with their mate Mangalan..

    I am not going digress ,

    Being an A list Yahapalana sucker who seen to know the lot you should be able to work it out.

    While enjoying a Red label at the tax payers expense.

    BTW ,

    Our Gun Young Sinhala Journos now are a new breed.

    They know Bullshit when they see it.I thank God for it.

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    “Can’t Joint Opposition Stop Joking” – What else they can do? They even don’t have a Government in Sri Lanka and that is why help is sought from Geneva and now from the Security Council of UNO. These “Dinesh”, “Wimal”, “Vasu” and “Gamanpila” have no life without this “Deposed King”. I hope Wimal will be sent to present matters to the UN Security Council in this case of “Withdrawal of Army Personnel” from the security contingent of the “Deposed King”. Before that let us see how he (Wimal) is going to defend in regard to that “Passport” matter.

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      Douglas

      ” I hope Wimal will be sent to present matters to the UN Security Council in this case of “Withdrawal of Army Personnel” from the security contingent of the “Deposed King”.

      Come on, be fair, if I were MR I would send the seasoned self-confessed war monger Dayan Jayatilleka to UN instead Wimal. Wimal does not work for NGO, but Dayan does.

      Do you prefer Mervyn Silva PhD to Dayan?

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    [Edited out]

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    Shyamon.

    All ask the question why is MaRa creating such a fuss to retain the Army as his security.

    Your line….
    Does he want to employ an Army core in order to stage a Coup?

    Yup;That is also a reason for the removal of the Army!

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe

    Writing a lot is not a demonstration of intelligence. [Edited out]

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      comfortably numb

      “Writing a lot is not a demonstration of intelligence. [Edited out]”

      Do you think typing that is [Edited out] is a demonstration of intelligence?

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    Have a heart folks! The Great Liberator thought that he will go on forever. FOREVER! but someone forgot to tell that Great-Script-Writer-in-the-SKY that as always the will of WE the PEOPLE will triumph over the dreams of politicians. May that always be the case in sunny Sri Lanka.

    But you know, every little turn of the wheel of life throws up unimaginable scenarios. So now we see the heroes of yesterday begging for protection from the vanquished but invisible evil of the north.

    Even more interesting was the journey of the Great Unloved General. From hero to Zero. Jail. Failed at the hustings. Promotion to Field Marshall. NOW, a Puppet (with a handful of Puppet-Masters). Doing the dirty, spilling the boanchchi. Actually, now, it is the Field Marshall who will need an army for protection.

    Don’t adjust your sets folks; the interesting bits are yet to come.

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    Veddhas are natives of the jungle. Its easy to spot jungle natives in internet forums from their uncoordinated sub-standard comments. A veddah muzzle may be the answer.

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      comfortably numb and dumb

      A veddah muzzle may be the answer to tame an unruly bear.

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    Why not send Wimal to the UN? He will fast unto death there unless UN gives UN protection to Mara. MR and Wimal were scoffing at the UN and showing as Chandiyas with sarongs uplifted. Now they have to cry to UN for protection. Where is the hero of yesterday?

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      But making him a man to be able to fly can take weeks long. He forgets one of his passports.

      Giving a special training for the like and bring them to average would be no easy to the govt.

      We know all his levels sofar…. he is just nothign but a cesspit hired by Rajakakshe regime to manipulate poor targets.

      Even yesterday I heard him saying ” Sirisenayooooooooooooooo”… ” Wickramasingheyoooooooooooooo”… ” can you imagine ? if this was the case in UK, hewould have been removed from the Parliment…. to have verbally attacked the governing president and prime minister. THese men shold first learn to be civlized. That is the prerequisite.

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    “Why not send Wimal to UN? He will fast unto death” Piyumi. That is another way to get rid of these VAGABONDS from Politics.

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    Sha hari shoke men. Big toker from Australia. Toke toke toke. Natta pukey during Rajapakse time and silent when Tamil tiger terrorists were blowing people up. Silent when said MR gave political leaders to beat the aforementioned tiger facists. Silent when Pinseka was arrested. Silent when Pinseka came into Parliament through chit from Ponil to do his dirty work, after Ponil’s boys said aforementioned Pinseka was a salvation army commander, Kariella said onaama goneykuta yuddha karanna puluwang, Galleon Ravi said army went to Madawachichi not kilinochchi, pamankada not Ali mankada, … sha mahaththayo hari weera waki dhan kiyanney neydha?

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    If remnants of the LTTE are still around they can redeem themselves and the LTTE of all past wrongs by “bumping off” Mahinda Rajapakasa!

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    The defense forces done the good job to liberate the country, but MR gave the opportunity and support to do so by his courage and determination. This courage and determination can’t be found in any other Sinhalese or Tamil leaders.

    Many of you can’t stomach this reality, including Indians and the Westerners. Many things have been said about MR’s character, but he was the President who liberated the country. For this reason he deserves a protection.

    MR will be targeted more than CBK or SF. Therefore, I urge the government to reinstate his full security. Stop playing with fire. If anything happens to MR, it will be a bloody disaster, the enemies will be looking forward to use fools to create a disaster in Sri Lanka.

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    This is the second time mention has been made of the novel ‘The Feast of the Goat’ by Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa in a CT article.

    I was able to get the eBook version (English translation) of this novel in the form of a PDF file by applying to the following email address: ‘editor@ebooklanka.com’

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    My personal observation on “Tuesday’s hideous tragedy in the well of Parliament”:
    Now that the video taken from the Speaker’s side is out to the public everything from A to Z is clear. The video shows that the person (clearly it is MP Thevarapperuma) who came down the aisle on the governing side dashed to the crowd of MPP with a raised hand and attacked another MP.
    Mr. Thevarapperuma is known among UNP MPs for his unruly behavior even in Siri Kota. He once attempted a similar ‘hideous’ gesture at Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe at Siri Kota and it was Mr. Ranjan Ramanayake who covered RW and avoided a disaster! MP Thevarapperuma was taken into custody after the election for having assaulted a SLFP supporter and the case is still pending! Has the UNP taken any disciplinary action for his unruly behavior to change him to a civilized MP; No, not yet!
    We, as readers interested in Sri Lanka and SL politics should start our investigation right here! With new media technology no political party can manipulate this kind of situations for which the general viewer is the ultimate judge. It is not the Speaker or the Party leaders but the general public that watch, assess, and become the ultimate judge here! The speaker could punish both MPs (Thevarapperuma and Ranaweera) but the obvious facts and the surrounding circumstances cannot be hidden from the people’s mind and their decision will be given at whichever the election that comes first. (In this case, if MP Ranaweera is innocent and acted in self-defense only, the Speaker’s decision to punish him could back-fire too!)
    Mr. Shyamon Jayasinghe’s analysis of the issue of ‘former president’s security’ becomes one-sided and partial in front of this video clip; consequently it becomes totally null and void and it proves the JO’s accusation that the government is attempting to hide the public uproar on VAT by creating this type of pre-meditated chaos in Parliament. JO has a crystal clear and logical point. ”How did Minister Sarath Fonseka come with a prepared speech to Parliament as the answer to the question posed to the PM? Prez Sirisena, PM RW and the governing leaders are giving the wrong signal to the public and it is also at the wrong (VAT) time! For instance, who appointed a notorious thug that attacked ‘Nava Parapura’ as the chief SLFP organizer of Hiriyala a few days ago? It was President Sirisena himself and he was giving a lecture to school kids about ‘thugs’ of Parliament yesterday!
    At this point Prez and PM and all governing party members and their supporters may say: Oh! Mahinda did the same thing when he was in power! If it is true, that’s why he was defeated!!! Therefore, the question is clear to Yahapalana leaders: DO YOU WANT TO BE DEFEATED IN THE SAME WAY?
    The entire ‘hideous tragedy’ in Parliament is a negative turning point for Yahapalanaya and every sensible citizen of Sri Lanka and every moderate reader of current websites now tend to judge Mahinda’s security is increasingly at risk. Moreover, he is the underdog now! Therefore, they may even come to a collective conclusion that there really exists a ‘hideous, hidden and pre-meditated’, but clear agenda to harm his life!
    Most people say there are 3 uncompromisable VIPP in Sri Lanka who need full state protection that should be determined and decided by themselves individually (not by the state security apparatus): i.e. Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, and Ex-defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. And nobody should ask questions about these trio’s security arrangements!

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    I thank Ruvan for his comment. The issue of the parliament fracas is not the subject of my presentation,which is the JO’s demand for full military security to MR while MR uses that security to go round freely at taxpayers’ money to undermine and subvert the government. This is absurd. I ask Ruvan, would MR ever have allowed this kind of facility to his prime opponent? He would have sent him missing in a white van.
    The reference to the Parliament behaviour was merely incidental and I go on the report of the investigating committee and not on Ruvan’s own interpretation of the video.

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      Hello Shyaman,
      If you are not born again, you would find many examples that MR helped UNP’rs out of the way. Re: white vans … you will see Kuddo’s and Thugs killing free and probably some bombs before next election. I can see your low mentality and most of the commentator’s that will never help to Sri Lanka or Society or even to any one in the world. You are good to couple with W Jayasiri or Sannasgala or Sarath as all just spread hatred no matter what is happening to the country.

      I appreciate Ruwan’s comment re: the top three people of this country.

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    I thank Ruvan for his comment.
    The issue of the parliament fracas is not the subject of my presentation,which is the JO’s demand for full military security to MR while MR uses that security to go round freely at taxpayers’ money to undermine and subvert the government. This is absurd. I ask Ruvan, would MR ever have allowed this kind of facility to his prime opponent? He would have sent him missing in a white van.
    The reference to the Parliament behaviour was merely incidental and I go on the report of the investigating committee and not on Ruvan’s own interpretation of the video.

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    The writer is correct. I think this man Mahinda Rajapakse wants to build up a critical mass of strong backers with military personnel at the core. Through the military men he connects with the rest of the Army and finally plan an overthrow of the government. He wants to do this all in a hurry before his enquiries are complete so that he can save himself and his family from jail

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    Hey Boon Boon why MR your plastic hero not show his self-claimed heroism and go before the investigations and clear his name against very serious charges of murder,money laundering and bribery? Answer that. Why are you hiding under Boon Boon? You are goon Goon

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