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Gota Wants Sri Lanka To Follow In The Footsteps Of US And Elect A Non-Politico As President

Amidst reports that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is hoping to contest the next Presidential Election, Rajapaksa has justified the recent victory of US President Election Donald Trump on grounds that people took the decision because they are sick of career politicians.gotabaya-rajapaksa-on-trump-us-elections

In a tweet on his official Twitter account, Rajapaksa said that Trump’s victory was a lesson for even Sri Lanka to consider.

“One reason Donald Trump won: People are sick of career politicians delivering rhetoric instead of results. A lesson for Sri Lanka to consider,” he tweeted.

In an interview with the Sunday Lankadeepa in October, Rajapaksa reportedly said that if he gets the opportunity to serve his country, then he will ‘certainly do so.’ However Rajapaksa had said that he had still not taken a final decision whether to enter politics, but added that there was around three and a half years’ time to take a decision on the matter.

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    / People are sick of career politicians

    That’s why CV Wigneswaran won big in the Northern Provincial Council.

    /if he gets the opportunity to serve his country,/

    You have to serve a jail term first, mate.

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      All career politicians from both sides should first serve jail terms.

      All of MARA catchers and RW henchmen should get a holiday at Welikada first.

      Same shit with a different set of flies !!!

      The penalty paid to cancel three airbuses is Rs 15 billion and no one is held accountable.

      Perpetual Treasuries made Rs 10 billion profit and no one held accountable.

      Hambantota port loss todate is Rs 18 billion and no questions asked.

      May god bless Sri Lanka .

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        ha ha … this man Gota never ceases to amuse me. Using different tactics to get into mainstream politics.
        Jail term first dear.

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      I agree that Donald Trump was not a career politician. He inherited his father’s hard earned wealth and built it up. Therefore on his own merit, he was not an entrepreneur either. Nevertheless the comparison ends there as he was never a murderer of dissidents or swindler of public funds. It is correct that even a janitor should be able to become a President.

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      Rohan, Don’t worry, we have our incumbent President to protect him from jail terms.

      Besides, he has many additional qualities than Trump.
      1. White van God Father.
      2. MIG Deal Commission Agent
      3. Suspected killer of Lasantha and Prageeth.
      4. Protector of Murderer Duminda
      5. Executioner of Rathupaswala and Prisoners killings.

      What more do you need to qualify to stand for President in our beloved country.

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      Gotabel,

      There are many differences compared to Donald Triumph.

      Why are you not satisfied with the Turncoat, Traitor, Gona Sirisena?

      Remember the average IQ of Sri Lanka is 79 and the USA is 99. So the pickings are slim. However, if the Sri Lankan populace are quite stupid, they may elect a crook, a killer and a robber, and you can certainly qualify.

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    A “war unhero, perhaps?!

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    Also no country should elect murderes as president too.!!!

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      Lanka Perera

      “Also no country should elect murderes as president too.!!!”

      Name one Prime Minister or President who is not implicated in murder, mass murder, inciting murder, …….. except Dudley?

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      Lanka Perera

      “Also no country should elect murderes as president too.!!!”

      The country has elected a Turncoat, Traitor, Gona (Whore) Siriisena who is releasing murderers and crooks for Santhosams from the crooks and murders.

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    Even though he is an US citizen he cannot enter into Presidential race as he was not born in the USA and is still considered to be a Kallathonie by his fellow Americans.

    Therefore he can only contest elections here in this island. If Trump could, Gota should for we have more stupids in this island than USA.

    Dream Gota Dream.

    He will get at least five or six votes. KASmaalam, srinath.gunaratnam, somasss, sach, Malik, vas, …. are guaranteed to vote for him.

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      But is not true that a new clause in the 19th amendment disbarrs dual nationals from contesting in elections in SL? There was an election petition against Geeta Kumarasinghe MP by a losing candidate on that point, what happened to that?
      Can someone throw a light on the matter.?

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    Yes having a non-politico as the President is good and may help but not a murderer like you.

    Trump has a foul mouth but he is not a murderer. He is a businessman who loves his country. USA is a real democratic country so there are checks and balances so that the president cannot do whatever he wants. President cannot ‘buy’ congressmen and senators!!

    SL is a pseudo-democratic country with bunch of greedy lunatics in the parliament. They, including you Gota, have no love for the country. All you want is to loot the country’s coffers.

    Politico or a non-politico as the president, SL is f–ked up beyond the point of no return. You and your brothers looted the country big time and now the Yahapalana crooks continue to loot it so what’s the future for SL’s younger generation.

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      thepanis
      Did you say the US is a real democratic country??? Do you know who won the majority of votes this time? And you call Sri lanka is a pseudo-democratic country????
      Do you know why the US is stagnant in every aspect, and nothing gets done because of your “checks and balances” scenario?
      From where did you cut and paste these words?

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        Nuisance

        “Did you say the US is a real democratic country??? “

        Have you been looking for a real democratic country in your spitoon?

        Isn’t it Sri Lanka?

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          stupid vedda
          don’t show your stupidity by writing nonsense. Post counter arguments not moronic trash.

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          Native Vedda

          No point arguing with the ‘frogs in the well’:-)

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            Thepanis
            You consider stupid vedda’s response as an argument????
            Looks like you too belong to the stupid vedda cult!

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        Mr. Nuisance

        You sound like a “frog in the well”, aka, Loken Utum Rata:-)

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        Do you know there is no u universal definition of democracy. Democracy is measured differently in different countries. Ex First past the post’ system, proportional representation, mixed system etc. Because the US doesn’t have proportional representation doesn’t mean it’s less democratic

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      Eusense,

      “Did you say the US is a real democratic country??? Do you know who won the majority of votes this time? And you call Sri lanka is a pseudo-democratic country????
      Do you know why the US is stagnant in every aspect, and nothing gets done because of your “checks and balances” scenario?
      From where did you cut and paste these words? “

      First of all , you must know what you are talking about , then try to preach others ! what do you know about US election system ? You thought , popular vote would win the president , right ? Go , do your home work first , then put your silly comments here to entertain us. what a loser !

  • 19
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    While in the post this man, gota, amassed a fortune worth millions of dollars (billions of rupees). A real Rajapakse crook – instead of allowing to run for presidency he should be behind bars now. He invested the stolen public money in his wife’s and children’s names. Of course Appa Sira will not investigate but will protect these crooks, because Appa Sira himself is a crook. He has vouched to protect the Rajapakses; that’s why nothing will happen to Shiranthi (Hora Raththaran Kumari).

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      Kokila Geekiyanage

      “He has vouched to protect the Rajapakses;”

      This is not what he said when he contested the Presidential elections against Rajapakse and won. So it is best in the best interests of the country he gives up his presidency and steps down without making the people wait another 6 years to elect another President hoping he will bring justice. Always a case of cheating the people and country.

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    Gota’s business acumen is reflected in his role at California Seven-Eleven where he kept the floor cleaned for several years before jumping back to his brother’s bandwagon back home so as to earn commission on illegal arms and drug deals.

    Yep – that should go a long way in digging the country out of the morass the Raja-harrakas themselves created!

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      Kumar R.

      “Gota’s business acumen is reflected in his role at California Seven-Eleven where he kept the floor cleaned for several years”

      Not all the time when he lived in the USA. He also worked in an IT office.

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        Yes, you are correct – however, the rumours were that he worked as a key punch operator at the time of punch-card computing, and so essentially as a typist rather than effectively IT. Do NASA janitor’s get recognized as working in Aerospace, or campus janitors as working in the academics?

        Anyhow, it is possible that the meagerness in wages at his day-job is what necessitated seeking the Seven-Eleven second-job.
        Perhaps he would verify that at his next Presidential interview!

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          Kumar R.

          How about appointing jim softy the dimwit to run Gota’s campaign team?

          Of course you cannot count on KASmaalam’s abilities as he has a full-time job, carrying MR’s b***s.

          Can I be Gota’s campaign strategist?

          Do you think I have the brain and experience to con the people? I am not sure about myself.

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            N.V.

            Take it easy. Among the kavung kannos Gota would have ample to pick from, though as you correctly point out the “softy” has distinguished himself quite visibly for the appointment – that is if you don’t count DJ the patriot (or was it Patriot?!)

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          KUMAR R.

          Yes, you are correct – however, the rumours were that he worked as a key punch operator at the time of punch-card computing, and so essentially as a typist rather than effectively IT.

          some how he had done a Legal job in there.

          but, most affluent – Tamils got caught and are in jail for commercial frauds.

  • 9
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    Why does Sri Lanka need a President Now? We did All Right with a Prime Minister, and Cabinet, before!

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      Because what we should strive is not an all right state but a powerhouse.

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      Hamlet

      “Why does Sri Lanka need a President Now? We did All Right with a Prime Minister, and Cabinet, before!”

      Do we need a Prime Minister and Cabinet?

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        Food for Thought NV!

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    Only problem with Gota will be Basil, Namal and all Rajpakse thieves and thugs, criminals will be in action again.

    What does he going to do for that ?

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      jim softy dimwit

      “What does he going to do for that ?”

      White vans can deal with them.

      Please advise him.

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    We need someone like Gota for Sri Lanka. Look around, every politician is corrupt. Ranil, Ravi, MR, Sirisena etc. etc. are all self serving. What have these scavengers done for the common people so far?? Look how well Gota eliminated Tamil terrorism, improved Colombo and showed how important discipline is. Some say Gota is a murderer. Imagine if he was the defense secretory at the beginning of Parayabakaran’s terror. He would have eliminated that murderer in no time sparing thousands of Tamil and Sinhalese lives. He is a real leader who foresee harm and enforce discipline. If he runs my vote is for him.

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      Nuisance

      “We need someone like Gota for Sri Lanka.”

      Is it your secret desire to spend your twilight years alone with Gota?

      Naughty old girl!!!

      We do not have enough boats to evacuate 21 million overnight.

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        stupid vedda
        why do you have to respond to every post of mine and show your stupidity?? What kind of value does your post have? ZERO!
        If you can’t counter my points with intellect, it only shows that you are a moron.

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      Eusense ,

      ” Look how well Gota eliminated Tamil terrorism, improved Colombo and showed how important discipline is.”

      Had Gota contributed to defeat the LTTE while he was in the army , yes he can be taken in to consideration , but what has really happened ? Hadn’t he fled the country of the mortal fear of being killed of an enemy attack in late eighties to early nineties ? what was his lousy excuse to run way from SL at the peak of enemy attack on our motherland at that time ? hadn’t he uttered a dumb excuse to justify his coward action ? weren’t you one of the fools to accept his outrageous excuse as the gospel truth ? what would you call FM Sarath Fonseka then ? hadn’t he fought back despite numerous political setbacks ? Had all the senior Army officers followed his way of selfish thinking , what would have happened to our country ? Gota the coward has no right to interfere in SL affairs whatsoever , period ! He became a US citizen (Green card holder ), so it should end there , why bother ? only after his brother had stolen the rightful victory from RW in 2005 , this coward realised that there is a golden opportunity to show his pseudo patriotism to two legged buffaloes like you lot.what he has done under MR’s reign is no magic , had’t he unilaterally taken all the executive powers to his own hands and executed ? name any defence secretary who had that much power any where in the world ? Literally he had committed every crime what he thought was right to eliminate LTTE , what a psychopath , what is the reason to have 40 ft shark at his place ? who had funded to have a giant shark like that at his house ? Importing an expensive puppy from Europe for his wife ? who the hell he thought he was ? God ? mate karma is a bitch , Gota the mass murderer will have to repent for all his crimes ! he thought under the guise of War victory that he owns the country ;accordingly, he had behaved as if he was the king .unfortunately both MY3 and RW protecting this criminal for their own survival.
      As to improving Colombo , how many mega white elephant projects this lunatic had initiated in Colombo ? what happen to them today ?

  • 6
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    Actually Sri Lanka and all other countries should follow China and end elections based democracy. What elections has done is divide population along bullshit political believes, keep the power in the hands of elites like Ranil, make multinational companies and mega corporations the king makers and prop up liars and jokers like Trump and Anura.

    Time for a system that delivers results over rhetoric.

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    At the mention of the name Gota all the Diaspora coolies are getting the jitters. It will be Nandikadal Part II come 2020.

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      Parrot,

      After 2009, Gota was only behind the Sinhalese, most of the white van abductions were Sinhalese. He looted billions on mig deal and those who reported/exposed were killed. Not only the country but you morons will also be screwed.

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      Pathetic

      “It will be Nandikadal Part II come 2020”

      Will you be looking for VP’s ghost at Nanthikadal to save you from Gota?

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      I bet you get orgasm every time you hear the name Gota! You better be ready with some toilet paper ready to wipe his bottom!

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    Good idea but not a rogue and a murderer like Gotabaya or any Rajapaksa!

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    The comments to the article have been written by bunch of sick idiots. These must be the idiots who have been voting in the country to appoint bunch of crooks to the parliaments over and over again. Outcome is our counting is ruining while rest of the world is moving forward. We never going to succeed as a nation until we get rid of most of those crooks from the parliament and the provisional councils.

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    Is he referring to his three brothers and nephew of a fake lawyer? Is he asking the public to vote for him at the next Presidential Election in preference to his roguish brothers. They all have the same blood and I do not think it makes any difference if they come from the same family. All the same!

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      thrishu

      “Is he asking the public to vote for him at the next Presidential Election in preference to his roguish brothers.”

      It is for the voters to decide.

      On the other hand most voters love and practice masochism.

      Is he promising the voters another good clean war this time on Muslims? Gnanasara requested permission to kill Muslims. Gota is the only one who can give it. And I am sure you will be the first one to support him.

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    very suitable person.wish you all the best.may you be able to get our mother land out of the mess now going through.you have already shown your colors.

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      ranjith

      “may you be able to get our mother land out of the mess now going through”

      You are asking the man who put the motherland in a mess in the first place. How pathetic you have become.

      “you have already shown your colors.”

      He has shown us his favourite colour is white.

      His favourite vehicle is van.

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        to you he may be like that but for us sinhalese buddhists nationalists he is a hero.we want him to be next president of our mother land. traitors of mother land must suffer. no matter white or black. traitors destination should be fire hell.you must be a Tamil, you must be a person who hate him as he made piribakeran part of fire hell at nandikadal. for us sinhalese buddhists nationalists it as a memorable day. peace at any cost value us more than anything.card board piribakerans like vigi should be directed to fire hell as well. no matter via white or any other color vehicles. he must be placed where he deserved to be in.you like it or not this is sinhalese buddhists native land. yours is tamilnadu. we must have a leader who can ensure that at any cost.

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    Trump is a prick and will be impeached soon. He won the election with lies, promoting racial hatred, xenophobia,misogyny, religous intolerance and causing fear in the minds of the minorities. Just the model that this prick Gota followed and believes in. Trump is a con man and bis cons will soon be proved and he will be kicked out. If Gota the goat thinks that the SL people will support him, this egomaniac has got it all wrong. Uneducated riff raff like Gota think that they are sooooo smart- oh wait and see gota if you contest as leader you will only get the votes of the drug dealers and murderers who were your allies. You have no chance in hell to get elected and remember your only qualification was that you were a coward who ran away from the army and returned to SL to suck the blood of the nation when your crooked brother was president and he was looking for some crooked pricks to protect him from the rampant corruption that took place during his regime where you and your f–ing family stole the public purse. My advise to you is just f off.

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    Professor Allan Lichtman, who had predicted Trump’ victory has predicted his impeachment too. Lankawe parliamentarians have famous history of dismissing there times CJs without a warrant. So while Lanaweyans following the Americans the Lankawe parliamentarians, without any hesitation, can follow the American Congress too for an impeachment.

    Entire Lankawe wanted Trump to win. But the victory of Trump is not celebrated by all Lankaweyan. Old Royals are reaching Trump a caution of a male spider would approach to a black widow. Old Royals biggest dupe was to Republican Party Ambassador Robert Blake. Old Royals hired Murali to fool Dole in a land dealing and they directly sold land to China. When American firm quoted $1.1 billion US dollar to modernise the Sapuga Skanda refinery plant, they gave it to China for $2.2 Billions. Though old Royals played their main games with Republican party, Secretary Kerry Chased the Old King out of Temple Tree House only, no other punishment. But Sr. Bush walked into Columbia and pick up Manuel Noriega and put him in a prison of Florida because of his international drug trafficking. America do know there was ship load drug let Pakistan to Colombo vanished when Old Royals told to watch it by America. Giuliani may become the Attorney General. Soon the sward going to hang on the head of many people. Brother Prince has lot of property in America. In all matters money dealings has to be clean. One time a farmer had one of his daughter married to pot maker and other one to farmer. He was always sad because if it’s rain pot maker’s wife cried and if it doesn’t rain farmer’s wife cried. Hillary can win or lose, but the Black Widow, America is not the one for a free sex for the male spider, Old Royals. If Hillary had won, Lankawe’s media predicted, she would have pushed for Genocide Inquiry. Now Trump has won; they will dictate on selling of lands to China.

    Chinese Ambassador in Lankawe has been howling when everyone predicted Hillary’s coming. Now his concern is 180 degrees turned around. Now his concern is how comfortable for them to buy Hambantota. So he has restarted to bark. Any how, Ranil left out a long sigh because it seems his negotiation with China on the last visit to Kong Hong seems to be did not go well.

    Sampanthar’s secret solution may not go well if America is not pressing for UNHRC to carry forward its action. Lankawe may not need a new constitution to save Old King from UN electric Chair. Sumanthiran also have said so. Anyhow Tamils never believed if the Lankawe politicians ever give anything, large or even small through a constitution. Further, on this matter, I would not count Ambassador Atul Keshap’s promise of American will not change their course. Probably for others – “Yes”.If Trumps administration is not getting involved, nobody have to worry if there is an other damages having been done. Anyway PTA is not going anywhere. 150,000 thousand occupying army can not be increased as Yahapalanaya government does not have more money to pay salary. A couple of hundred Buddha’s greek style statues sprout out in the north for the birds to sit on it and drop. Further China will fund this to humiliate Tamils. Other than these same old songs, everything will be postponed to the next American election by Ranil Goverment the same way they did this time too. Now he is looking for $8 billion. I would suggest Tamils to support him to raise that money and payoff to China. Ranil cheated Sampanthar on the secret solution, the new constitution. Again, that is also nothing new for a Sinhala politician to cheat and Tamil politician to go be cheated. But getting out China is important. “Aamai Pukuntha Veedum, Ameena Pukuntha Veedum Urupadathu”. (If a tortoise go into a house bad luck for that house, if loan collector go into a house it is a disaster- Those two house can never come up). China openly tried to induce security force rebel. They should be put out at all cost by all together Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

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    gota can contest in us, he is not a sl citizen

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    Gota sure can throw his hat into the ring. He sure got all the ill gotten wealth which FCID will never find, the underworld backing and the full force of the Buddhist temple.

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    This criminal is using the Trump example for his own ambitions. Gota is hungry for power again, and this time to be President. We should all pray that this misfortunate never falls on our island again. To have any Rajapaksa at the helm again will be a disaster for us and this country. It will be back to White Vans, Journalists threatened and killed, people living in fear of Gota’s anger, and the usual Rajapaksa style of ripping this country off.
    His mental state is also questionable. If you watch the interview regarding the murder of Lasantha and Gota’s answers you can see he is not very balanced. The signs are he is making noises and trying to worm his way back to the leadership of this country. The question is, will the fools who have forgotten the tensions in this country during the Rajapaksa reign, the attacks on Muslims and Christians, that Gota never addressed, the opening of the offices of the Buddhist extremist group the BBS, and the mysterious taking over of buildings, be foolish enough to vote for this Rajapaksa.

    Gota is very good at supervising the workers who keep the roads and walkways clean, perhaps his talents should be useful in that field.

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    “If I get the opportunity, I will certainly serve the country” – Gota. This reminds me a conversation we (our family) had with our grad-mother. There was a lad in our neighbourhood, to tell in short, an “incorrigible” next to nothing good, bully. As we discussed one of his miscreants, a suggestion was made: “Why not take him to the Temple and hand him over to the Chief Priest to bring him up”. Then overhearing this suggestion, my Grand-Mother threw into a fit and said: “Oh my God,Oak will gobble the remaining Statues that are left for us to worship”. (In Sinhala, she said “Oaka, ithirivela thiyena Budu Pilama tikath gilala davi”). If Gota think of becoming the President, the little bit of Democoracy that is remaining will also be gone. However, if the cases that are pending viz. Murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga, Disappearance of Eknaligoda, Avant Garde and Mig Deal are properly conducted and Judges “Judiciously” make judgements, he will be accommodated in the “Castle” located in Magazine Road, Colombo 8. Isn’t it better for him to think of it rather than elections and administering this little island.

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      Douglas

      Have you noticed Daham was in London along with Dutta Gamani’s son Navin Dissanayake at the funeral of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s daughter, representing his father the president?

      Can you please tell me who paid for the brat’s travel expenses including UK visa processing charges?

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    I think there is a real prospect this rouge becomes next president if not convicted for white vans and Lasantha soon.

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    Goat is giving advise to people? hahahahaha it is a bloody hoot. First you serve some serious time in jail for murder(s), theft, illegal organ trafficking, illegal arms purchase, prostitution, war crimes……………sheesh how many can I write? Ok, please serve about 223 years in prison and come back and talk to me. I will make sure we appoint you as the next President of SL.

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    It’s unfortunate and sad that only small vocal segments of each race-component that goes into the racial-mix of SL is allowed to portray/speak for their respective race.

    From personal experience I know, irrespective of race/religion most Lankans are better than this. Much better.

    All kudos to the Gramaseveka for handling the situation with class.

    If the Buddhist priest has any grievances why not simply take it to court – or in this case, appear in court and present their side of the story? The President, Prime Minster ……… down everyone – as professed daily – is on his side!

    If the Gramasevaka has done wrong the court will rectify it.

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    Let’s elect progressive minded individuals who see beyond race and religion and will lead this country into a more tolerant and equitable future for everyone.

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    All u foolish guys should know that it’s because of Mr Gotabaya that all the communities in sri lanka are living peacefully. No one can stop him becoming next president of Sri lanka

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    How the big banks bled tiny sri lanka. Next project megacities, hyper inflated infra structure development. Poor have to pay and the country is sold. These traitors must be exposed. click on the link
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrishamby/not-just-a-court-system-its-a-gold-mine?utm_term=.fymkDoVNl#.tneRbB3n2

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    I’m sure the Smiling Assasin would love to be the next Prez.

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    Trump inherited his fathers wealth and built on it and stand for Presidency.

    Gota did not inherit even one square inch of dust but inherited the wealth of the People,by robbing them!
    There lies the big difference.So,he cant compare himself to Trump to stand for the Presidency in Srilanka!

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