28 March, 2020

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Gota Cannot Emulate Lee Kuan Yew

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Gota has attracted praise for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis. A largely hortatory outpouring is Sarath de Alwis said: “Although I have written plenty opposing his politics and quest for the presidency, I (am) happy he (is) president in this hour of peril”. He makes a valid point that had cockless Ranil been in charge the nation would be at sixes and sevens and clueless Sira would not know the difference between a virus, a viper and a windscreen wiper. But whether it was latent in SdeA’s message or not (probably not) there is a feeling doing the rounds that Lanka needs a strong man with an authoritarian appetite, who like Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, can take the nation by the fetlock and deliver order, efficiency, financial integrity and economic nirvana. Felix Dias Bandaranaike’s “A little bit of dictatorship is a good thing”. 

This is incorrect, not because of personality defects in Gotabaya Rajapaksa but the predicament and political environment in which he finds himself. I am not an admirer of LKY, he was not a liberty-loving democrat, but he did not flout the law though he did craft it harshly. I will leave that to one side and enumerate LKY’s achievements. He built strong, law driven, impartial institutions. The Singapore judiciary is admired and the city state is a sought-after venue to settle international commercial disputes. It is unimaginable that LKY would hide CID files, transfer officers to prevent them giving evidence before court or interfere with the Attorney General. Singapore is renowned for the competence and efficiency of its public service, a great institution building achievement. The supremacy of the civilian state, PM and parliament over the armed services and police is total, absolute and unquestioned. There is zero tolerance of corruption. If a public servant or a police-military officer is found guilty of graft or human rights violation, heaven help him. In Sri Lanka we have a legacy of the opposite type. 

Then there is LKY’s determined advocacy of ethnic equality. Racial, religious and linguistic prejudice is dealt with sternly. The mad yellow-robed mobs inciting Sinhala-Buddhist extremism would, in Singapore, be rounded up and locked up as soon as they start ranting. Singapore did have a head start in pluralism because of its small size, compact society and quickness in adopting English as its lingua franca. But this latter did not come easily; there was a period of struggle, dispute, prevarication and reform before its education system became preeminent in Asia. Furthermore, Singapore society is meritocratic, ours is nepotistic and founded on cronyism. Gota does not have the will or the ability to reverse this.  

There is not a chance in heaven or hell that Gota can achieve anything like this. I do not intend to take the micky out of him personally. Even if one imagines he is a damn fine fellow, he can’t. The cards are stacked too heavily against replicating similar institutional feats in the politically opportunist, ethnically charged, financially corrupt and religious extremist milieu that constitutes our society.  Let me name three of the challenges: Will Gota be able to kick out the corrupt rogues all around him and install a Cabinet free of rogues inherited from the Mahinda era? Will Gota be able to tame Sinhala-Buddhist extremism to which he is under obligation for placing him in power? And third, if you grant even for arguments sake that some top military people should be indicted and prosecuted for human rights violations, can Gota cut off his right hand?

Even with the best will in the world the LKY experience cannot be replicated in Lanka without cleaning out the Augean Stable of our body-politic. The fight has to be joined mainly in the mass political domain, not within the domain of statecraft. This is the principal domain, issues within government and state are of a supporting nature. There are five political outfits in the majority Sinhala South; GR-SLPP, MR-SLPP, Ranil-UNP, Sajith-SJB and JVP-NPP. This is no time for shilly-shallying; you gotta throw your weight behind one and only one. To my mind it is crystal clear that it has to be the JVP-NPP. The other four are part of the problem, not the solution, and are in cahoots with each other. For example, the MR and GR regimes and yahapalana, that is three governments, have made no progress in convicting the murderers of Lasantha, Ekneligoda, Thuddeen, the students on Trinco beach and the aid workers. Why? These four leaderships are all in cahoots with each other.

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    Some stupids proposed to stupid but fox like cunning JRJ to make Sri lanka a Singapore when Sri Lanka is 89 times larger than Singapore (Singapore is just 728 Sq. KM.). All the stupid leaders in the parliament talked about that because some NGOs or big mouth minorities talked it high. Kumar David doe snot talk about Real LKY.
    Sri lanka had culture, society, civilisation established before 1505. People say Sri Lanka was a better country even after the independence. Only some time after that Sri lanka was beginning to become a rotten country. by listening to Kumar David like people or their thoughts, Sri lanka will never become a decent country.
    Only thing we need is chase out the crooked parliament . Only a handful may be good people.
    Even some bhikkus support those crooks. Almighty Buddha helped some of those but only to make them good people and not to help them to continue as crooks.

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      Hey Mr. Kumar what do you make of the connection between Covid, lock downs and dictators? Sri Lanka’s first family is after all American.
      Also, Corona is an interesting virus – it likes Hollywood celebrities, Princes and politicians of the first world, film stars like Tom Cruise and dark avengers and other celebrities.
      Prince Charles has got it now!
      Would be interesting to know the ratio of infections – how many Euro-American celebrities vs. common folks in China and South Asia and Africa – the global south?
      And the role of the World Health Organizations (WHO) funded by big Pharmaceuticals, partnering with corrupt FIFA and various celebrity foot ball players and calling for Africa and countries in the tropics to shut down their economies – in sympathy with Europe and North America is worth investigating too?!
      The military-business-intelligance-entertainment-industrial complex at work and play?!
      Same guys staged the Easter Sunday Shock and Awe suicide attacks in Lanka -Ester being Trump’s special day?! Wheels within wheels, no?!!

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        Prof. Kumar David

        Why should we expect our leader to be a LKY, when we, the Sri Lankans aren’t willing to be as disciplined as Singaporeans?

        SL has seen too many failures with Top-bottom approach – expecting leaders to put things in right order. Why not try Bottom-up now? The culprits who are behind our own failures have been us throughout.

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          Well said, Abdul
          We Sri Lankans are not disciplined nor do we work as hard as the Singaporeans and Vietnamese. The number of holidays in this country says it all. We have immensley corrupt Politicians, Government servants and a corrupt Private sector

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            Never mind the holidays if they will work earnestly during the working hours.

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      Hey check this: PHOTOS: Celebrities, politicians who are positive for coronavirus

      https://kfor.com/news/photos-celebrities-politicians-who-are-positive-for-coronavirus/

      Covid 19 a celeb disease to keep us distracted from the facts of biological warfare to crash the global economy that backfired on America?

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        There’s something fishy about this Coronavirus panic narrative to de-globalize and attack Asian economies, and the role of WHO which is funded by drug companies that will make a killing on the Corona narrative – as the New York Times has noted.
        https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/opinion/coronavirus-vaccine-cost.html
        Why all these stories about celebs getting Covid? To distract us while WHO spreads panic narratives? The so called World Health Organization is playing a very dubious role, not putting out the facts and data about climate and environmental factors and regional variation in the Covid 19 spread, but rather forcing countries in the Tropics, Asia and Africa where the Covid 19 gets mild and mutates to shut down their economies? To ensure that American Deep State does not lose out because of blow back from its biological war on China and Asia and indeed the rest of the world – to make America great again?

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      Prof . David
      Trying to compare leaders at a critical time like this is counter productive, and is a clear demonstration of your pettiness.
      A vast majority of the population of Sri Lanka is relieved that the previous ‘ administration ‘ led by a bunch of inept bungling fools is not in place today .

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        vERY correct sir.
        Actually, as Leader Gotas seems to have done big mistake at the beginning of this crisis.
        :
        Why did the promote tourism to the country even after 05 Jan 2020 which was the date that USA made it clear about the danger b efore us.
        :
        Today TOURist nearly 20 000 are cornered and living under tents in poor man s garden. WHo would take care of their lives. They are white nationals coming from Europe, America and Australia.
        :
        That IRAJ BP Weeratane must be skinned to have WRONG promotions via INTERNET having broads unncessary loads that the country cant bear…
        does not utter a single word today. Gota s feasiblity should have gone to dogs not tohave noticed this before hand.

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      JD That is nice. May you attain Nibbana

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    Gota and Basil together + Mahinda can now make Srilanka a ” Sri ChinAm “
    Never a Singapore . And many blindly believe Singapore was just built like
    without any undue pressure on its citizens ! There were issues of media
    freedom which contributed to suppression of opposition voices . Lee Kwan
    You didn’t do magics as it is portrayed to our guys or our guys look at it
    shortsightedly . Alternatively , Srilanka can become a wonderful nation if
    it looks at its potentials very carefully and differently with genuine respect
    to its diversity that drives cultural , economic and social importance with
    great unity and of course innovation. We don’t need emulating no one !
    That is the curse ! Covid-19 is a hidden blessing and an opportunity to make
    everyone aware of the need to find new solutions for all our requirements ,
    economic , social and political .

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      Dear Brother Why Why,

      hope you are keeping well.
      I am that grieved sinhalaya… from EU.
      We simply dont want any leaders to emulate Lee or any other leaders, but we should be able to produce leaders going with our society. but he or she should be one who would respect the law and order above anything else.
      See, right these days, while struggling to save the nation, the Rajakashes have been making efforts to be on good books. Bu tthey are too late. They thought, by fooling the very same gallery people and grab 2/3 of mandate in order to make it an another Zimbawian Mugabe state.
      Now people becoming somewhat knnowledgble, I dont think they would ever be offered unncessary powers.
      Wait and see, our people are not wise enough to face democratic elections. Their thoughts and minds would become otherway around within hours.
      THat has lot to do with lanken way of thinking being based on emotions and pittyfulness.
      Please take good care of you.. ..
      Until next post..
      Grieved Sinhalaya

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        Some says Corvid was created by West. others says it was naturally occurred. Either case, there is no evidence to prove whether it was man-made or naturally occurred.
        However, what ever the case, western countries are waiting to get down to “Usual terrorist business” as soon as possible after controlling corvid-19.

        I can guarantee you that corvid or any other virus kill 99% western population. and the rest-1% still will be bend of conspiring to destroy Sinhalese Buddhist majority. Giving up idea of stealing Sri lanka from Sinhalese Buddhists in order to steal Indian ocean only will end if corona virus able to take that 1% too.

        I am just giving an example how these criminal Western men and women are desperate conspiring against other countries.
        Just today, they issued threat to Sri lanka with “Tamil Tigers global government”. This done by these spies in middle of “corona crises.”

        So, how can we believe that Western spies were not behind corona virus?

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        Grievedsinhalaya ,

        Hi dear , nice hearing from you quite regularly . I’m not going to be
        serious about your choice of standing against Gota for whatever
        reason but my views are not personal , I base my views only on
        one’s party or individual policy and the way it is being carried out !
        I am also quite clearly in the know that nowadays party policies are
        only for a few limited amount of lazy eyes while in practice , there’s
        a contradicting , selfish and destructive approach to follow ! The
        world see this as corrupt double standard but allows it to pas
        unnoticed until the situation gets to a boiling point ! Look at this
        release of the army guy from death row ! Now , you do have the
        pressure of uniting the whole country to fight against deadly Covid-19
        but while handling it , they have time to play the racist card to face
        the election ! HUNDRED PERCENT CLEAR , THEIR FULL ATTENTION
        IS NOT THERE TO CONFRONT THE VIRUS . FISHING IN TROUBLED
        WATER IS THE OLD SAYING FOR THIS GAME . No more waste of time
        dear , thank you for your post .

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      Sri Lanka does not have intellectuals or real patriots all we have are those waiting to run out of the country seeking greener pastures.Those who remain are the cohorts and cronies of the idiots who rule the country. Let’s get this dream that Sri Lanka can become a Singapore or Gotta be a LKY. Gotta is brain dead and so are our politicians and the people were conned and there is a lot of regret as to electing him as the stupidest President, a man with no brains or self respect or even scruples. We thought Sirisena was a clown but this guy is a clown on top of a clown. He is in for a severe storm worse than the Tsunami

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    LKY also used the law to put some of his opponents with a slim chance of success behind bars.
    *
    We seem to have almost forgot the man who wanted to make Sri Lanka another Singapore.

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      SJ

      “We seem to have almost forgot the man who wanted to make Sri Lanka another Singapore.”

      ????
      Gota, Mahinda, VP, RP, JR, Siri Mao, SWRD Panda, ……………… ?
      Why Singapore, why not one of those Scandinavian countries, Taiwan, Honk Kong, Tibet, ……….China, Cuba, Cambodia, Peru, ….. ?

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        Vedda, well that’s a pretty idiotic thing to say on a discussion forum. At least with the lockdown in your country, you will have plenty of time to brush up on your history.  Stick to sniping and name calling – something you’re pretty good at.

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          Adrian Mutant Aged 13 3/4

          What is your point if there is one?

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    I think what is importance is not the similarity / difference between the leaders, but the perception and behaviour of the population that follows them, and how they have been cleverly conditioned. Singaporeans, by and large, tend to trust the government to act in their interest. There is good buy-in from the general population for government policies (even if they are restrictive of individual freedom and go somewhat overboard in social engineering). The widely circulated recent address by Singaporean PM on how they deal with the coronavirus was rather persuasive that it is not diktat but popular buy-in that makes things work. In Sri Lanka, on the other hand, popularity of leadership — and loyalty of the population to the leader — has always been built on naked racism, both in slogans (it used to be “vote for me, I will beat up the minorities” and now it is “vote for me I did beat up the minorities”) and in action (e.g. two of Junius Jayawardane’s ministers were in Jaffna the night the public library there was burnt). Such being the difference in the populations, whether one leader can emulate the other or not is an uninteresting debate to entertain.

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    So long as Gota follows communal minded policy he cannot emulate Lee Kuan Yew. He is dreaming. The root cause of the issues in Sri Lanka is we have communal minded politicians and amass wealth

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        Eagle Brain Dead Blind Eye

        Brilliant
        Thanks for keeping it brief.
        Keep up your good work.

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      Mulang Kalukkum Mottan Thalaikkum Mudditchu poda mudiyathu’ (Tamil Saying)

      Meaning (You cannot tie a knot from the Knee to A Baldhead)

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    The moment I read the title of this presentation: “Gota Cannot Emulate Lee Kuan Yew”, a story that was related by my teacher in the upper kindergarten came to my mind. I wish to share that with the readers of this page. The story was:- One day a Fox (Naniya) roamed around the village in search of prey. He saw a group of chicken in a garden of a villager who rared them. The problem was, the place was barricaded with a fence. However, his enthusiasm to catch a chicken and eat it was so great, he took a good aim and jumped over the fence. Unfortunately, he missed his aim and in the jump, he fell into a bucket filled with paint. He struggled and got out of the bucket, but to find he was all colored, “BLUE”. He ran to the forest in fear. The rest of the animals in the forest saw this unusual fox colored “BLUE”. The Fox (you know how cunning he is) spoteneoulsy decided to call upon all the other animals to recognize him the “KING” of the jungale and all other animals. So a meeting was called of all the animals to “elect” him the “King”. The, then “King”, LION has also attended the meeting. All his claims were announced, giving priority to his unique color. But one smart animal suggested that he (the Fox) must show his cry and that must be over and above that of the then “King” lion. The “Fox” then at once made his cry. Then only the other animals realized, this was none other than the cunning Fox they had among them. The Lion – the King, at once jumped on him and killed the fox. The END. Note: The readers can assign the characters of this story I heard in Upper Kindergarten to anyone in today’s political “Hierarchy”. Enjoy!

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    Eagle B L I N D eye – It is high time you took a cyanide capsule that will permanently cure you of all your ailments. Please keep off these columns. May God bless you!

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    A majority of Sri Lankans have a kind of inferiority complex, of not being smart, of being in the so-called Third Word, underdeveloped, and not having the admiration of the rest of the world. Such people hark back to the great civilizations, of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa of the past, to cover up the present inadequacies. So, they fill their heads with myths of greatness.

    A classic example of this is in Episode 55 of YouTube presenter, Tissa Jananayaka (link below). Half a million Sri Lankans viewers, probably mostly youth at A-Level science stream, are filled with a fictitious greatness. The result, probably, is that they would not be looking inwards to see where we are and what our weaknesses are that has prevented us from becoming a well-functioning, forward looking country. Hence, we’ll continue to wallow in our stupidity. Not even a LKY can redeem us as long as we are in such a state.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqjYgaMSZwo&feature=youtu.be

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    We have been advised to wash our hands many times a day to avoid Corona. Corona will be a blessing in disguise if it can wash the hands and brains of some of our corrupt politicians. Let them wash them many times a day so they will not forget who paid their rent bill, who gave them important calls, who gave them cheques, who left gem bags on their corridor, forget to answer summons from courts, will not suddenly fall sick when sent to jail/remand, ,prevent snake bites disabling them preventing them from attending courts, touch cash coming as a bribe.

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      Upali ,

      Covid-19 is deadly but only for the weak . It is absolutely true that it
      is a blessing in disguise but the question is to whom is it a blessing ?
      In our country , they don’t believe in blessings ! They only believe in
      natural disasters , calamities and ever continuing agonies of any
      sort that uphold or promote their sustenance and power . More
      troubles are their natural resources for power , show me one decent ,
      practicable and scientific speech that suits to the country of all
      citizens to say I am wrong ! Using Covid-19 as a spring board , there
      are sinister efforts to antagonise minorities through malicious
      moves , with the intention of gaining racist political agendas to
      replace failed promises . Such blind people make clear to the country
      each passing day , what they are capable of despite the blessings
      even the prevailing world conditions offer to us !

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    when JRJ wanted to make SL another singapore i said jokingly ‘he cannot make colombo fort/chatham street a singapore’. GR cannot do like LK simply because of his dependence on Gnana thero and others like him. JRJ made the southern tamils to become refugees and paupers and i was one. it is true diaspora tamils were able to make it because of JRJ.
    -Dayal

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    In a sense, a pointless discussion. The two cannot be compared. So, why huff and puff. The issue is whether Gota is the best at the present time of coronavirus. Maybe, knowing the castrati who constitute the opposition-Ranil, Sira, Sajith- the answer is that, though the country should have a person who is not corrupt, not soiled in past crimes, not a member of a family that pilfered public monies, one has to grudingly admit that he is preferable to the others.

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    Very very interesting, when JVP national list member Prof Kumar writing
    (KD – please confirm otherwise as i saw it in one web article!)

    “…He makes a valid point that had cockless Ranil been in charge the nation would be at sixes and sevens and clueless Sira would not know the difference between a virus, a viper and a windscreen wiper…”

    What a shameless admission as a guy who was forefront of bringing the ‘yamapalanaya’ to the country!
    During the ‘Arabian Spring’, this guy was jumping up and down with huge excitement thinking it as the pinnacle of the Trotsky-st permanent revolution. After some time, when middle eastern people hated in disgust even the word ‘spring’, he was silent with tail between his legs!
    If he is in the JVP national list and in case he becomes a national list MP, what program you have KD ! As far as I know, JVP has not given up the armed revolution. So, you are the best addition to that lot, 3% JVP led by Ranil-Dasa.
    If u can support ‘Arabian Spring’ designed and promoted by your hated but beloved USA, you could join any enemy of Sri Lanka to make it failed state. What a guy!
    Srilankan army chief Shavendra responding to a journalist who said Singapore is the best example to follow in eradicating the Corona virus said “wait and see when we finish our job against virus fight before going far a head’ … I do not know what happens in the virus fight. But, I commend and is proud about Shavendra’s guts, uprightness and braveness …

    We need more and more of this caliber of people … Not people like Professor KD who is going behind Karl, Trotsky, Lenin, USA, Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew for all his life and no achievement of any sort. We need home grown our way of thinking to uplift our country.

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    LKY worked tirelessly 24/7 for the country. Being human he was never infallible. He brought dignity and respectability to the people of Singapore. He never stole from the public coffers. The Citizens of Singapore can walk around the world with their heads high up. When I tell locals of the country that I come from Srilanka, I could feel how the world look down on Srilankans. Singapore Passport is highly respected.

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    Gota don’t have to emulate anyone, he has be who he is and time to come many people will follow his path.

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      Rohan

      “he has be who he is and time to come many people will follow his path.”

      Is he going to reincarnate as the next home grown Buddha, the next awakened one?

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      “Gota don’t have to emulate anyone”
      Have a nice dream! Investigate who have been behind him even before 2009! Will he tell a public inquiry if anyone ask to name his “foreign advisers.” And what independent sources Sri lanka have to keep eye on his email communications, phone conversation or any other communication with foreign agencies or with local Sinhalese agent.

      Next, if you investigate all these articles published by crooks praising him, you will find written by foreign agencies. He and his brother were given ok to use anti-American anti-European to trick Sinhalese public at every election. War crime chargers are part of “undercover operation” to push Sinhala Modayas voters and Modayas section of monks towards him or his brother. This operation was long -planned, long before 2009.
      RW and Former precedent brought to power in 2015 and kept them in power for 3 years was to destroy sri laka’s largest party votes to equip him with votes.
      His American citizenship is not the only reason they chose him. Others reasons I clearly mentioned before. This how they shut up all Sinhalese Buddhist majority.

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      Rohan ,

      One journalist asked a vital question from Gota during president
      election . Why did he look at his Prime minister brother for the
      answer ? You need to remember one thing about them , they
      are borrowing specialists . No need of going further !

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    So many speaking Pundits.. but they can not convert theory into practice. Such persons are good writers and tellers but there are not capable enough to create real products ,give real outputs to the perypary.

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    Gota, a must have President for Sri Lanka. He is no Lee Kwan Yew, but some of the actions he has taken and is taking since his election to the Presidency requires pat on the back and I see wee bit of Lee Kwan Yu vision. An army marches on its stomach, being a ex military, Gota sees that in order for Sri Lanka to come out of the doldrums, economy need to be improved at all levels, even it means micromanaging the economy. Once the economy improves , the rest will fall in its place for the good. This best undertaken by a Autocratic leader, like GOTA in a Sri Lanka culture which ridden with corruption, lack of visionary leadership, nepotisms and racial hatred. Give the guy little bit more to reform and judge him after 5 years. The vibes are, that things will improve for the better. Looking at the past glory or dishonour does not help progression.

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    Here we go again people like to make SL same as Singapore. how many people really know what kind of government was governed by Singapore. i was in Singapore from 1977 to 1985, at that time Singapore is just starting to developed. the main reason why SINGAPORE became richer and prosper? reason number one geographically Singapore surrounded by neighboring countries has world richest natural resources like oil, Gas, timber, and many other minerals, companies that collecting those by European american companies which are Based in Singapore. country like Indonesia, Malaysia Philippines governed by rotten crooks and corrupted politicians dumping and investing monies under their Singapore wife’s. name eventually those investments end up belong to Singapore government under the dictatorship of Mr Lee kuwan Yeo.
    reason number two, Singapore has no multi-party election system,for name sake there is a opposition party Like Labor party who leader was Mr. Jyayarthnam has same qualification of LKY, during his political carrier he was locked up in the jail by LKY half of Jayarathnams life. any opposition getting in way of government LKY put them in the Jail under the IS, Act, some of those people you never see again (hope you guys know what is ISA)
    Number three, country has only one news paper Singapore Strait Time all news screened by special panel of LKY before it distribute to the public.
    number four, in Singapore No trade unions you have no right, you all are subject of Singapore government.
    No political parties Like Disgusting JVP or Bodubala
    so now you know how to SL make like Singapore

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      Absolutely most of these Tamil clowns have no idea what a dictatorship Singapore is. I lived there for 7 years also. most of the CT turds would actually rot in jail if they criticized the PAP even now. They don’t know what they are missing.

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    All I can say is something I saw roaming the social media these days. Hitan Deela HUTAN GATHA WAGE. This man opens his mouth all the image Derana, Hiru and Gnasara built were thrown out of the window. He either threatens or put out stupid statements . LKY why insult him by comparison

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    President Gotabhaya never says that he should be emulated with LYK. He has his own vision about Sri Lanka. Wait and see how he will manage the country.

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    Who cares for such stupid statements.
    /
    Gota has proved his worth as a national leader and a manager, and screams from the bushes from irrelevant people will not make any difference.
    /

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      How about the Journalists killed? Is that the way he proved.

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    Kumar

    Gota has attracted praise for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis. A largely hortatory outpouring is Sarath de Alwis said: “Although I have written plenty opposing his politics and quest for the presidency, I (am) happy he (is) president in this hour of peril”. He makes a valid point that had cockless Ranil been in charge the nation would be at sixes and sevens and clueless Sira would not know the difference between a virus, a viper and a windscreen wiper. But whether it was latent in SdeA’s message or not (probably not) there is a feeling doing the rounds that Lanka needs a strong man with an authoritarian appetite. Frankly b-ll.cks.

    *** What is wrong with you. Sarath despite all his denials has a soft spot for Gotha. After Easter Sunday he wrote ” Whatever the faults and mistakes of Gotha that is a topic for later” Sarath was happy to forgive and Forget but I am not.
    As for what GOSL is saying about the scale of those infected dont take their word as Gospel. They are trying to save the Tourist Industries by lying. and also moving those infected to Tamil Areas.
    Bloody CRIMINALS acting irresponsibly under a CRIMINAL. China has told Gotha how to lie although it is in his Gene. He lied his way to the Presidency.

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    Kumar

    If you dont know THUGS and CRIMINALS and by nature had men and how can they be elected as President and Prime Minister except in Sinhala Lanka. Under Gotha Sri Lnkas Economy is in tatters esecially Tourist and Textile

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    Thank God for the 6.9 who voted for GR

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    How is GOTA will solve the downfall in Sri Lanka.’s economy. Aledaey the island is facing tremendous tasks to sustain the economy . 1 US dollar has plumbed to 190 SLR it may hit 200 soon. Production in standstill. The tourist industry is almost dead. The hotel industry is body affected. Farmers cant go to their paddy fields. Getting a loan from China may be a problem as that country’s economy is in bad shape after the Virus. Much money is to be spent in holding elections. . Crisis after crisis in the island

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    How Silly Lankans react ???? Here is a prime example. There is a social media infor doing rounds ,from certain quarters showing “Sathosa” ( or is it Santhosha) lorries bearing huge pictures of MR, are delivering essential items to each household, during curfew hours, is nothing but a screen shot printed in Daily Mirror and its web site in December 2014. (it was fake then and fake now). Imagine if stupid Lankans who believed this and sit at home , waiting for it to arrive. Based on these kind of BS is what most discussion are about.

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      chic,

      Stupid Sri Lankan’s , mean Measured IQ is 79. They prostrate to saffron clad monks, hoping for Nibbana, extinction.

      May be Civid-19 May give some help.

      Is Stupidity a virtue for the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

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    Corona virus has the elements to be a destroyer in all aspects including economy. Some economists suggested the economic cost of corona can bring an economic recession like the 1930s.Advanced economies have been struggling to contain corona.In Srilanka the situation is perfectly under control.We Srilankans paid a huge price when our Yahapalana leaders miserably failed to prevent the IS sponsored terror and it was the total failure of the leadership of the country.But the corona crisis has so far been efficiently handled by GR ,the president of Srilanka..I don’t think Gota or any Srilankan leader have to follow the line of LKY.Mr.KD’s argument at this juncture is not relevant and his perceived view on many matters questions the so called academic background of Mr.KD

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    It’s all very simple.
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    Average IQ Singapore 108
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    Average IQ Sri Lanka 79
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    That’s all you need to know. You cannot build a functioning, successful country with low IQ people.

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    Today President used his special privileges (given to handle crisis) to pardon, ex Army personal who was sentenced to death for murdering EIGHT innocent civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna. Just a day ago he was mulling to release MINOR offenders due to crisis. Hence he considered this to be one.(not a dastardly act as per MR,s dictionary). The question do readers think this is what original LKY would have done in the midst of a human crisis.?????

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    Hitler the war criminal’s speech is irrelevant. In 2015 New King, the White flag murderer said he will become Lincoln, Gandhi or Solomon West Ridgeway dias. In all three cases it was the patrons shot the leaders. Then that guy stole from many. When he was caught at a hotel revving money from Indian Merchant, he went to Thailand and slept in Lunacy Ward.
    Prof. Kumar comparing him with LKY. But more knowledge Annayake blessed him to be Hitler.

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