10 December, 2019

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins

The Elections Commission of Sri Lanka has just announced that SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the seventh President of Sri Lanka.

 

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    I think people are ,misled.
    How would the democrats face the life in the days to come. Is the biggest question.
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      CT,

      Gotabaya Rajapaksa won, with 52 percent of the popular vote.

      The measured mean IQ 79 of the Sinhala Buddhists and many minorities who voted for Gotabaya, have been revised down by one standard deviation to 64.

      This is called negative evolution.

      SLFP, has been dismantled, and taken over by SLPP. Ranil W and Sirisena did their part.

      This time, wolf coming , wolf coming, wolf coming, Rajapaksa’s coming did not work.

      Will Ravi Penthouse give back his Penthouse?

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        Amarasiri,
        Kewun eating Moda Sinhalayo with low IQ did not get fooled this time. They demonstrated that they are a smart lot than this IQ figure indicates. You should change the IQ for Native Sinhalayo upwards and lower the IQ for Demalu and Muslims in North East.

        Guys who belong to ‘Koti Diaspora’ and NGOs who kept on fabricating all kinds of bloody nonsense stories about Gotabhaya and told Native Sinhalayo not to vote to Gotabhaya may be highly disappointed with the outcome.

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        Mr. Amarasiri aka mean IQ 12,
        /
        We know that evaluation of election results is beyond your IQ level.
        /
        But the fact staring at your face is that people gave “power” to a person who have “power to govern”.
        /
        And you can go back to your cave now.

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        Amarasiri
        Must be heart breaking for you be born in a country that in your own calculation you are superior latest minimal 52% of the people who voted for G.R.. I hear you loud people with high opinion of them self but mostly abject failures in their own life got the loudest megaphone so they can let others know of their failures by putting down and belittle the majority. In my opinion this don’t lift you higher but then again I’m in the 52%.
        If your intellectual capacity is filled with lots of certificates and awarded decorating the wall’s at you home and work I will throw away these words from Nassim Taleb (“Intellectual Yet Idiot”) for you to digest as a intellectual giant.

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      Simon De Silva

      When do you think horse trading will actually start in the parliament?

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        Mr NV,
        My heart weeps a lot today, because we have buried democracy inthis country today .
        Tomorrow itself I guess they will start hunting the minorities. Now Udayagonthadipila and other bandits make big voices about their victory.
        I thought, the swearing in would have to be official, bu tthe buggers are planed to do it before the SRIMAHA bodhiya to mislead the very same nation again.
        What surprises me is the Prof. Priest and his endorsement made to the nation about so called DHATHU, believed to have been brought by a reptile…… that alone says a lot about the grass eaters dominated srilanka.

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    Sri Lanka brace yourselves for a strong Rajapaksa dictatorship. Nepotism, White vans, Media threatened, harassed, banned, attacked, missing, and killed, by masked men, many unsolved murders, protesters killed, BBS thugs pretending to be Buddhists will once again have the upper hand, and terrorize the Muslims, Christians, and Tamils, and the eroding of democratic laws. We will never be the same.

    The people wanted not one, but TWO Rajapaksa’s, with no checks and balances, to rule this land. The thought is frightening.

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      Muslims were the people who attacked christians in their own churches not buddhists

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        VADC,

        Those who attacked were Wahhabi-Salafies who follow the ideology of the Devil, Satan, per the prescient Hadith of Najd.

        Those terrorists claimed that they were
        Muslims, Sri Lankans, humans etc.

        It was the Sri Lankan’s who attacked the other Sri Lankan’s . Why?

        Because the Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lankan’s started attacking other Sri Lankan Muslims, and the state did not maintain law and Order,.

        Ask LTTE why they attacked.

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        You are right, it was the Buddhists that attacked the Muslim homes, businesses, burnt Mosques, Churches, and killed Muslims in the Mosque.

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        There are hundreds of instances of Buddhist Mobs attacking churches. Infact the Anuradhapura Methodist Church was attacked on Palm Sunday a week before Easter. Don’t show your fake solidarity to Christians because they know exactly who the SBs are. Subjugating Minorities will never solve SB problems!

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      “Sri Lanka brace yourselves for a strong Rajapaksa dictatorship. “

      “Nepotism, White vans, Media threatened, harassed, banned, attacked, missing, and killed, by masked men, many unsolved murders, protesters killed, BBS thugs pretending to be Buddhists will once again have the upper hand, and terrorize the Muslims, Christians, and Tamils, and the eroding of democratic laws.”

      Like we braced ourselves for a weak Sirisena non-dicatorship. All of the above abuses happened in the past five years also.White vans, BBS attacks, terrorizing of communities. They all continued to happen. Where do you get your intelligence?

      “Perhaps most significant is that the UN firmly corroborates reports of continued “white van” abductions in 2016-2018 in the north of the island, based on a preliminary assessment investigation which the JDS understands involved two UN staff working for several months meeting victims abroad.”

      JDS- Journalists for Democracy Sri Lanka

      Note the dates: 2016-2018

  • 6
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    Mage subapetum anuradhapura mavilachchiya yaya 7 janathawa wenuwen athithaye raja kenek se katauth karai yei balaporoththu wemi

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    “Aarakshawa” won and “Saneeparakshwa” lost. it’s a bloody shame.

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      Clean Slate,

      On a day of mixed emotions, you have shown a great sense of wit with your post.

      Well done!

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    I suppose now all the thugs, cronies & fraudsters will be coming out from the proverbial wood work to join the gravy train. I suppose the people of SL have spoken & they deserve what they get, whether a brighter ‘technocratic’.tomorrow or a debt ridden bankrupt country with the rich getting richer, it was the choice of the masses. Wonder how long (if at all) it would take for SL to become another Hong Kong.

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      You worry about Brexit and leave Sri Lanka to the Sri Lankans.

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      Isn’t it better if we can become lije Hong Kong? Is UK doing better where you reside?

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    Another victory for anti-islamic leader after trump modi netanyahu salvini orban boris johnson and more to come (le pan wilders gauland)

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    what is next, will he take this country into another blood bath? will they be happy with him? will he give some solution to Tamil problem.? Will country suffer again?. .so many questions are around there. This is not a happy day for Sinhalese too. Time will tell all that. Do not be fooled by this victory. It can go good or bad in a long run?

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      Sri Lankan,
      “will he take this country into another blood bath”
      Why should the person who stopped the blood bath of LTTE barbarians take this country into another blood bath. As long as Wellala Malabar Demalu do not create problems, ordinary Demala people will be able to live peacefully.

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      Many believe that srilanka will go down to be an another crisis.
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      There are silent masses that never expected RAJAPAKSHES be back. But misleading of the people seem to have achieved their goals.
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      My wish is SC to react accordingly. That can reveal the truth of the citizenship issue of his IDENTIY crisis.

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      THIS elections results have proved beyond doubt that there is a tamil,muslim problem in this country.north and east voters voted opposite the voters of south.HOW EVER TAMIL NEED NOT WORRY TO MUCH as BEFORE THE NEXT elections in 5 years NAMAL WILL BE OVER 35 years old and eligible to contest and will be groomed during the current period. he NAMAL knows very well for a long time you can’t win only with singala votes only.THAT IS THE REASON HE ISSUED A STATEMENT TO PLEASE TAMILS just after the results are out.WE HOPE AS PROMISED BY HIM DURING HIS HONEY MOON IN THE NORTH during election time HE WILL START BUILDING UP HIS SUPPORT BY RELEASING POLITICAL TAMILS IN PRISON FOR A LONG TIME.hope his ambayaluwas such as DOGLES AND ANGAJAN WILL REMEMBER THIS.THESE TWO GUYS AND NAMAL BLAMED SAMPANTHAN AIYA AND SUMANTIRAN MALLI for not taking any actions.now we all awaiting to see what actions DOGLES AIYA AND ANGAJAN MALLI GOING TO DO BEFORE NEXT PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS.

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    Here is an Official Strategy Flying Around….we are gone post this as much as we can….GOTABAYA’s Physical weakness due to Surgery is Severely Hi…..extremely high…with in upcoming 6 months…before SEPTEMBER he has planned to step down due to as noted ” Inability to Full fill Duties of a President”….and guess who’s replacing him….MR…..this may be gossip for now but this is an Official Strategy with in SLPP….[please don’t delete this]

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      Gotabaya Unfit Due to Surgery & Recovery, So what? A double-happiness for the people who voted Gota just because MR couldn’t constitutionally contest in the election.

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    The moral lesson that this election taught us is that there is no difference in thinking between all of our politicians and the vultures that encircle a rotting carcass floating down the river.

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    Nandasena became the 7th President with nearly 7 Million votes.

    Padman’s Sanitary Gear,Free Fibro cements, Free Manure, Samurdi dole , IT Schools and IT Parks couldn’t buy the good inhabitants who love their Nation.

    They also proved that they are not buying the Bull Shit this time even from Keselwatta Kid, let alone the UNP Boss Dr Ranil and his Crooked brigade.

    They also taught Dr Ranil’s Mud Brigades that that they are not the same dumb asses who made Dr Ranil the PM last time..

    The thrashing is so bad that already Ajith Perera , Harin fernando and Mangala Samraweera have handed in their resignations-
    But I wonder whether they can retain their MP jobs in the next round.

    If not for the TNA who came up with new demands to add to the old demands to ensure Dr Ranil’s plan to stay as PM to give them homelands ,.
    And Muslim leaders who took refuge in Dr Ranil’s camp for protection after the Wahabi Suicide Bombs on Catholic Church, Keselwatta Kid’s vote bank would have the lowest ever recorded by a UNP leader in any Election.

    This is good outcome to prove that the great majority can not be fooled all the time.
    And in unison the great majority inhabitant population can still maintain their little influence in their own Homeland. .

    I hope the Bond Robbers, Suicide Planners , Mud Slingers, Underworld Protectors, Commission Collectors , Land Robbers, and Hirunuckers who abducted that youth in broad daylight and brought in to her office will be duly exposed and punished.

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      Alas the American’s have fulfilled their long term geopolitical ambitions which they couldn’t achieve even when the Yankee Dick JR was in complete control with 4/5 majority in the then Parliament.

      Soon the Americans will have their own citizen ruling the entire island with iron fist. They liked the candidate who has had wide ranging experience, in crowd control, riot control, instigating riots, dealing with saffron clad thugs, mass killing, committing large scale human rights abuse, targeted assassinations, forced disappearances, white van franchise, ………………….

      Has your mango friend Dayan switched his loyalty from Hopper to Gotler?
      Among, Hopper, Gotler and 10% who is going to benefit from Russian Ship deal?
      If Gota asks you to replace your Mango friend how much commission would make you happy?

      Have you got any plan applying for a white van franchise. White vans have to be replaced/rebranded with black, brown, …purple, …. colour.

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        Dear Native,

        “Dear Citizens-I have been given the honor to serve all inhabitants in the Land.
        I did not sling Mud or Denigrate any one with Posters and Plastic Banners or Fake Videos.
        I wanted to make it a clean contest.
        And you have helped me achieving it.”

        How compassionate , caring and kind words from a Leader , whom those marauding Mobs of the UNP and its Supporter have been trying to hunt down for well over 4 years ,while talking about their great Yahapalanaya.

        What contrast to your Hero Dr Ranil whose inaugural promises were to
        *Shut the Departure gates at the BIA.,
        * Store Paddy at the Mattala Aiprt Passenger Lounge,
        *Invite the UN and its Buddies to try our War Heros and take them to Geneva.
        *And jail Rajapaksa for robbing USD 18 Billion which Dr Rajith, Son Chattu, and friend Managala found out through their contacts in the West.

        I am confident the new Leader can fix Dr Ranil’s Yahapalana Damages to our Nation and restore its Economy and Security as the top priority..
        And bring in the Tourists who have been chased away by Wahabi Bombers.

        Our inhabitants who believed in Nandasena can look forward to 5 years of Good Governance. and real time better standards of Living..-

        Dr Ranil’s mates Samanala Samarweera and some of the other Rat Pack have handed their resignations to the Boss .
        .—
        Can these Resignations compensate the damage to the Economy and Security of our Country?.

        One notable absentee among the Resignees is Dr Ranil’s Enforcer and UNP Heavy in Colombo. Galleon Ravi.

        Galleon Demolished Keselwatta Kidd in one hit. even before the Fight started .
        Now Keselwatta Kid is a total wreck losing his Deputy Job as well.

        Wonder how the Aryawas and the Sis will feel after all that hard work Campaining in the Villages from Helicopters..

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      If padman had come to power, at least you could have collected free pads to take care of your leaky rear.
      Now that Gota is here, he will tear you a new one.
      I guess you prefer the latter since you are used to it from childhood, thanks to the english speaking saadu.
      This is your time you sewer rat. Enjoy the sadism.

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      KAS,KAS.
      I Am waiting in front of welikada prison, Waiting for my other friends,
      Kudu Duminda, Saruwa, So called Ranavirwo convicted for civil crimes done on contracts .
      What colors do they prefer for garlanding.

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        Amare,

        You have made an interesting comment.
        After going through the court proceedings I noticed that it was proved Duminda had a bullet already in his head, while shooting his one time Uncle Kolonnawa Preme.

        Even if Duminda managed to pull the Trigger in that state, his Lawyers should have pleaded not guilty because of insanity due to Brain Damage…

        BTW, I thought you would be waiting to get Potta Naufer out more than Dummy.
        Besides if Hirunickers find you there, you will be dead meat for sure, Mate..

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          Mr KAS.
          I was there for full day. They Say Your Nandey still preparing the list, for nearly 1000 odd.
          And I hope Pilleyan with the Contractors will ahead of the list.
          As Nandey say: we must forget the PAST I Think No So PAST.
          Will he say to all the try forces heads and DIGs to stay on call to release his powder babies whenever they get caught!!!!!!!???????
          What time the sechdule for family night owl parade in Grate wall country

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    Probably Sri Lankamis at cross roads, people have been frustrated by the Yahapalanaya acted very foolish and handed it over to Murderers and Robbers
    We will be.moving towards Hitler style government and when people realized it will be too late.
    It.will be SS Gestapo

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    He definitely won fair and square. People of the country decided democratically.
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    Reconciliation must be addressed by him if he’s planning to be the president of the country.
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    If not he’s only the president of the Sinhalese. Because he only won due to the racist card.
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    Is he actually not a dual citizen is still in question. How will he answer the same.
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    How did he manage to get clearance from USA legal system, when 2 court cases are pending?
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    Why did Thilak Marapana help him? Was Ranil behind this?
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    Will Rajapaksha help Ranil again to be the opposition leader or will the UNP have the strength to get rid of him?
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    If he doesn’t want to address reconciliation, can he atleast address sovereignty?
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    Will Sri Lanka be a Chinese colony and be a huge threat to USA and India?
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    Will the Media be active like now or will they become their puppy dogs again?

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      Suranga, I hope he does not throw this victory away the way Mahinda did.

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      S.G.

      Your questions are too much for a heart patient. Wait and see if he is on
      the way to recovery or the Presidential burden weighs him down double
      quick, that he retires on medical ground along with the US first lady, making
      history.
      His brother will start the ball rolling with a long term plan – Rajapakses
      forever – say the next 30 years – like Zimbabwe – and twisting the 19th
      Amendment Any more legally drowning Gota is out, as Judges maybe
      already shivering. FCID Ravi will have to be promoted and be out of Sri Lanka
      ASAP.

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      Dear Suranga,
      .
      You’ve asked all the pertinent questions, and made all the necessary observations.
      .
      There isn’t much more for me to add, but I shall re-post a comment that I made on this article before there were any to be seen. It just didn’t appear. I wonder why. Colombo Telegraph has become a precious forum for us to discuss social issues. We’ve got to be careful to say whatever it is in an acceptable way, else our own recklessness may deprive us of our right to free, but fearless speech.
      .
      All that you have said is relevant at this time. Who are the two who’ve disliked your comment?

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    Now there will be many heads of states congratulating him. If Donald Trump does it, it will be proof that GR got appointed legitimately as far as US is concerned. Questions about his ceasing to be a citizen will end there, and i suppose so will Ahimsa’s appeal. Trump himself is facing impeachment at the moment.

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      clean state – Donald Duck is planning to visit The United States of Sorry Lanka very soon to give specific instructions to the President-elect.

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    For some the shit has just hit the fan!

    Fasten your seat belts folks; this could be a bumpy ride.

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    The election of HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the office of the 7th., President of Sri Lanka on the 16th., of November 2019 is a happy day for those Sri Lankans who love their “Maathruboomiya”, Mother Sri Lanka, be they Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Malays or Burghers.
    The Muslims who voted HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to become the 7th., Executive President of Sri Lanka feel honoured to be partners in the victory of the majority community who have voted HE. Gotabaya Rajapaksa to make it happen, by the grace of God AllMighty.
    The Muslims of Sri Lanka wish the new President of Sri Lanka, Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa the very best and pray God AllMighty bless him in all his endeavours throughout his tenure in office to achieve success and to serve the people of Sri Lanka as promised.
    Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

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      I support Noor Nizam’s views. The UNP has always USED Mulims through the Elite land owning Mulsims, but given nothing to the poor Muslims. They took no effort to pounish the LTTE-TNA leaders who collaborated to eject the Muslims from the North. Ranil, JAYAMPATHY and Mangala the pet dog of Samantha Powers were READY to even merge the North and the East to satisfy the Tamil Racists. Wineswaran who lived and thrived in Colombo turned into a big racist and Tamil Jingoist.
      At least now the Eastern Muslims and the Muslims of the North can get some justice.
      Hope the TNA leadership is brought before the courts for its collusion with the TNA in all its crimes and in pushing Racism forwards and making it mainstream. They can have foreign judges to hear the case against the TNA and the Koota-aandi of Wignsewaran, Gajendran P etc.

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        Fine, Bodin.
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        But must Noor Nizam be so very subservient?
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        Effective, no doubt. The Rajapaksas will love it.

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    Congratulations our new president.

    Hope you’ll be successful in eliminating the minority fear/reluctance to co-exist with majority Sinhala people.

    1 state, I law

    Let’s do away with PCs as it’s a burden.

    Release the Tamil & Muslim people from extremist grip.

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      The victory of GR is similar to the victory of SWRD who won on ‘sinhala only’ slogan. GR has won on a racial platform and those racists who supported him will expect him to deliver. If he fails then he will end up with the same fate of SWRD.
      History repeats by itself.

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      Yes, we should do away with Thesavalam which is used by the TNA-Vellalar caste to keep land in their own hands. All land in the North must be deemed state land as it was freeed by the state from the clutches of the LTTE. Then land should be divided according to what it was at the time when the North fell under the British, according to the details available from Captain Percival’s detailed account, and from the annual reports of the British Government Agent of the North. Then the Muslims can go back to the North, as they were the majority residents then. North is the Taditonal homeland of the Muslims, not only when the British took over Ceylon in 1802-1815, but also when the earlier invaders ejected the Muslims from the Northm, and the Sinhakla King had to come to their help.
      The Muslims should remember that the Sinhalese have been more open to them than the Tamils and the pro-Western UNP

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        Bodin,
        Sorry to say that even Muslims cannot claim Northern part of the country as their ‘Traditional Homeland’. Muslims were treated as visitors to the Land of Native Sinhalayo for trading purpose and as refugees. Northern part of the country was the cradle of Sinhala civilization where Sinhalayo had their Kingdoms; Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
        At the time Portuguese occupied Yapanaya there was a sizable Sinhala community in Yapanaya. At that time, all the land in the country was under the Sinhala King. Portuguese grabbed land of Native Sinhalayo by using their ‘Gun Power’ to cultivate tobacco and indigo. After Portuguese and Dutch left, Wellala Malabars who worked for them grabbed the land in Yapanaya and introduced Malabar customary law called ‘Thesawalamei’.

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        “The Moors trace their ancestry to Arab traders who first settled in Sri Lanka around the 9th century”

        Source:
        [Holt, John (2011-04-13), de Munck, Victor (2005). “Islamic Orthodoxy and Sufism in Sri Lanka”, Mahroof, M. M. M. (1995). “Spoken Tamil Dialects Of The Muslims Of Sri Lanka: Language As Identity-Classifier”, Papiha, S.S.; Mastana, S.S.; Jaysekara, R. (October 1996). “Genetic Variation in Sri Lanka]

        Instead of citing bogus, non peer reviewed non scientific data why dont you present verified peer reviewed data backed by history and science?

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    Gotabhaya is the alternate for Yahapalanaya, chosen by Sinhalese.
    He won the election for two reasons; one, the country had already decided and patiently waited for 5 years until this election to defeat Yahapalanaha and two, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    My thanks go to Sinhalese who were determined to defeat Yahapalanaya from the day of the last Presidential election held on January 9, 2015.
    I don’t extend my best wishes to Gotabhaya as I still don’t believe that a military man and an American citizen is suitable to be Sri Lanka’s President.
    However, as someone in the forefront of people’s struggle against Yahapalanaya since February 2015, I am super happy for my country for finally getting rid of the slave government.
    I understand Gotabhaya is scheduled to swear-in, in front of Ruwanmali Seya.
    What an insult to Buddhism!
    Isn’t it a joke that a person who has pledged to extend financial and technical support to open up Butcheries at household level for the first time in my Buddhist country, has chosen the Most Sacred Stupa of all the Stupas in Sri Lanka which is regarded as the Living Symbol of Lord Buddha, as the venue for his swearing-in ceremony!!!!!!!!
    (On a separate matter, I wonder whether the great hurry to replace the Sacred Crest Gem (Chuda Manikya) of Ruwanmali Seya was pre-planned for this.)
    If our Maha Sangha STILL HAVE A BACKBONE, I challenge them to demand Gotabhaya to remove the said pledge from his Manifesto which is mentioned under “Meat and Egg as an export industry.”
    I pray for the Guardian Deities of Buddhism in Sri Lanka to somehow stop the proposed ANIMAL CARNAGE under Gotabhaya’s Presidency.

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      Champa
      “…to somehow stop the proposed ANIMAL CARNAGE under Gotabhaya’s Presidency.”
      When Gothabaya is feeding Human Remains to Crocodiles at his Home?!

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      Champa, will you ever be mine my sweet little love? I yearn for you everyday.

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    Great news for the our Sinhala Buddhist country.country. Gota is truly a Sinhala Buddhist & will uphold all the best traditions of Sinhala nation as against UNP governments which tried to redicule Buddhist nation. This is a great victory for Sinhala Buddhists because minorities voted enblock against Gota. Congrats to President Gota & Sinhala Buddhists people in our country

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    One Chapter of Sri Lankan History is over. That Chapter that began with hope, in 2015, and ended with the outgoing President having turned lunatic. Now, we have had a well-conducted election, and it is upto the Foreign Monitors to confirm what is said in this blog:

    https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/11/17/post-election-period-peaceful-election-observers/
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    From the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya alone spoke. The meeting was over (I was watching live on Rupavahini). Suddenly, the audience was recalled for the runner-up to address the nation:
    .
    https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/11/17/sajith-premadasa-concedes-defeat/
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    I was following, but my attention focussed mainly on the body language of all those whom we were shown in Rajagiriya. President-Elect, Gotabaya, then realised that he had to speak.
    .
    One huge question remains: Will the Foreign Election Monitors go into what worries many of us: have we elected (going entirely against the Constitution) a man who at the time of election remained a Citizen of America? The Chairman of the Elections Commission, and he alone, (apart from the Rajapaksa clan) has been saying that there was no problem with that aspect of the Elections. If the Foreign Observers decide that when they were here there wasn’t any high level of violence or violations, without noting what went before, then they needn’t have come here at all.
    .
    The Election Commission has two other members. The feeling that I have is that they were not happy with the handling of Gotabaya’s citizenship issue. I don’t think that they will go public with all this, but it is for the Foreign Monitors to question Abeysekera and Hoole before they announce to the World that this election was in every sense free and fair.

    I, as a citizen, would like to see Peace and Happiness in this country in the years to come.

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    Buddhist extremism has won ! Sinhalese have won ! Muslims have lost !
    Tamils have lost ! Ranil and Sajith completed the mission of destroying
    U N P , its loyalists and the future of its hopefuls ! The youth of the country
    have demonstrated they are going the way their parents went before by
    rejecting hopes on young leaders of not only U N P but also the J V P ! So ,
    they are not for their generation ! The real face of people’s interests have
    come out and now wait for delivery ! Racism was on top of the cards of
    S L P P . THE COUNTRY HAS REJECTED COMFORTABLY ALL WARNINGS
    OF THE OPPONENTS , SOME WERE SERIOUS AND ONLY TIME WILL TELL
    THE CONSEQUENCES ! It now looks like Tamils and Muslims were the
    rulers of this country and has been now liberated from them !

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      How can a combined segment that is around 20% be called rulers of the country?

      There are more Blacks and Latinos in the US, there are more Muslims and Christians in India but they are not stupid enough to call them rulers of those countries.

      As a matter of fact if a political candidate banked so much of his vote base on that 20% at the expense of loosing support from the rest of the 80% then that candidate has miserably failed a simple Mathematical test.

      That’s exactly what happened to Sajith.

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        You have got 5 greens and 6 reds . That saves my time . No need
        to explain what was meant by my last lines !

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        Idiot Shemale Perehera, in Canada the French population is only about 8 million, total population is about 32 million. Many Prime Ministers of Canada are Québécois. So go figure dumbass.

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      We saw clearly who are the extremists on 21st of april

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        And we saw how what you saw was facilitated and allowed to
        happen , at the p s c !

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      whywhy
      Buddhist extremism has won??????
      You should be happy to see it as a defeat of Yahapalanaya extremism.

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        Champa ,

        Yahapalanaya is not a local discovery ! It is the goal of democracy
        that was hijacked by thieves to hide under ! I am someone who
        is in strong belief that Srilankan politics is in such a condition that
        racism is their main meal since many decades now ! Scholars ,
        Intellectuals and academics all agree that neither the U S nor the U K
        has any existential threat from any source, yet they are fighting a war
        elsewhere ! I take a lesson from this and fit it to our local conditions
        simply because we import just anything including sanitary waste of
        another country , not just for survival but for sheer greed ! I am more
        concerned about social things than a pit of political sewage ! So , you
        may have a reason to be proud of what you stand for, which I have
        seen on this forum not once or twice.

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          whywhy
          Look at it this way.
          Sinhalese Buddhists have voted for a regime change again. I fully supported the vote.
          Same like in 2015, in 2019 too, they were given a ready-made choice. So they elected him.
          Buddhists will be the biggest losers when Gotabhaya start implementing his policies, particularly, “Meat and eggs as an export product” and also sign MCC and SOFA to please his Yankee masters. He has never promised that he would reject MCC.
          I don’t read manifestos. Therefore, I have no idea how many more similar pledges are there.

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            Champa ,

            Yes , I agree and the millions who voted for Sajith and Anura
            will agree too . My concern goes far beyond that . People of
            our country are not unfamiliar with false promises whether
            they understand simple economy or not . It is one of their life
            experiences . But what is more serious is , this win is a win of
            Srilankan invented modern Pseudo Buddhist extremism
            propelled by long time racism advocated by Anagarika
            Dharmapala celebrated by racist figures for one of the reasons
            being his anti-Muslim preaching ! I am someone who believe
            in respect to all religions until they last ! I love to be wrong on
            my assumption of this result ! I t is all about our past journeys
            that have paved the way for the present ones and looking
            forward to the future ones !

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    I voted for AKD based on policies of governance. I’ve no regrets that he has got only 3.16% of the total votes.
    I still believe that none of these “Santa Clause Promises” of as announced by GR can be delivered in the stipulated time frames.
    Let’s wait and watch, and call it a day when GR (if GR) delivers his election promises.

    Cheers!

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      Dharshana,
      There were nothing wrong with Gvt policies; rather it was wrong politics of SLFP & MY 3 that made the Gvt look bad. It would have been better if Ranil resigned right after the Easter Bombing so that MY 3 couldn’t avoid the full responsibility for the security lapses (I still believe that MY 3 most likely consulted MaRa about intelligence tip and decided together to let it go in the hope of reaping the political advantage).

      You should regret for next five years for voting for JVP. I hope that they would not go underground again following the lead of their founder after an embarrassing lost. Why would anybody expect Marxists to solve socio-economic problems of a country? In science, no theory, no matter how logical it may sound, can survive once failed in application. Marxism failed all the practical experiments allover the world since 1917. By the way, Kumar David was counting to get somewhere around two million votes! I wonder whether these grey-haired would ever wise up to abandon this Marxist utopia.

      In countries like SL, MaRa’s tactic of living off corruption & deception works perfectly well if, as MaRa has mastered, everybody on your side are allowed to taste a piece of the cake. Trying to clean up corruption will only result in being “cleaned”. That is the lesson given by voters to both Sajith & AKD

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      Dr. Dharshans W,

      During the 1970 election, Dt. N M Perera promised a house for every family and s job for every breadwinner. They , SLFP/LSSP/CP won by a landslide.

      A few years later, Mrs. B wanted people to racy rice twice a week and eat manioc and batala etc.

      Some started going abroad for jobs and food.

      It is so easy to make promises . It is the deliver that is the problem.

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      Dr . Dharshana W

      I honestly feel sorry for J V P guys . So much hard work , patience
      and real concerns for the people ! They were thrown into the bin
      by the INTELLIGENT , WORLD CLASS , SUPER RICH AND HIGHLY
      EDUCATED VOTER PUBLIC ! WOW , WHAT A WAY FORWARD !
      You are right , just wait a little more for the delivery ! Sweet suffering
      is considered better to J V P by both the young and old PATRIOTS !

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    Not only Gotabaya Rajapaksa won but also the who Rajapaksa family won.
    Henchmen who loudly spoke of Rajapaksa also won the ground to play politics and play with Foreign Loans and tax payers money again.

    Millions of innocent people and their destitute children must wait to see the reality in the future.

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    When looking at the elections its crystal clear that minorities didn’t vote for Gota but the Buddhist and Christian Bastions completely rejected Sajith.

    As far as the minorities are concerned this is utter stupidity on their part. Now its time for Gota to treat them accordingly.

    This election also shows that the Sinhalese Lion is well and strong.

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    Having peaceful election has a choice that sack the Ranil Wicks of UNP regime installed by foreign-powers which that leading role played by USA +UK .
    Gota R is best out of selecting of Sovereignty choice of citizens of that Sri Lankan.
    Having landslide victory of SLPP candidature of GR has to ensure that nation could not divide by ethical roots of Island people.
    We an opposed that TNA+ LTTE claim for “Tamil homeland” in our soil.
    Having their own- homeland in Tamil Nadu Indian Republic .
    That is where ancestor’s homeland of Tamil origin and birth-place, whee there migration from Tamil race in Tamil Nadu of Republic of Indian.

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      are you a retarded idiot or what ?
      Tamils co existed with Sinhalese as long as the island existed,
      srilanka was ruled by tamils kings and queens – there is proof.
      tamils are dravidians most possibly came from the tamilnadu india extention and sinhalese race are arians comes from north india budhdhagaya region, how the hell sinhalese claim the country is ours when tamils probably had been there longer than sinhalese, or did you read the made up mahavamsa and deliberately burning the jaffna library of ancient contents simply take away the truth and you can talk absolute racist rubbish,
      all in all racism is deep well rooted in sinhalese majority blood and that is why Prabaharan waged a decades long war against the racist establishment and sinhalese rulers were successfully in getting other powerful countries to get together and wipe them out !
      few millions of tamils slaughtered , another few millions chased out of the country and now planning to kill the rest at will ?
      nice job, modern sinhalese budhist nazism is well roooted in your blood, minorities will have to pay with their generations are wiped out, there will be justice be delivered by the nature for the madness.
      I swear to God. in this election minorities proved to not racist by voting a sinhalese leader and only expecting less evil… unlike the sinhalese majority whom are worldclass racists

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        Edwin Rohan,
        In Kayts, the heart of a predominantly Tamil area, Sinhalese candidates took the first three places, a Tamil came fourth. Interesting.

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        Who are you kidding Mister?

        Tamils backstabbed the Sinhalese at every given opportunity.

        The latest being the bombings of April 21st 2019. When those bombings happened not many of the Tamils right here in this forum condemned the perpetrators . I can visualize them rejoicing about it.

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        Edwin Rohana,
        May be you heard only the history of Sinhale told by racist Chelvanayakam, Ponnambalam, Sunderalingam, Prabhakaran, Vigneshwaran who made a deliberate attempt to distort the history to support their bogus claim ‘Traditional Homeland’.
        It is true that Dravidians who invaded Sinhale from Third Century BC ruled the Norther part of this country for short periods. They were invaders who occupied this country. Simply because they ruled this country for short periods do not make them natives of this country. Archeological evidences have proved that Sinhalayo evolved in this country over a period of 125,000 years. The so called ‘Tamils’ in Sinhale are the descendants of Malabar people brought to Sinhale by colonial parasites to work in their plantations. The history of this Malabar people is less than 500 years.

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    When is Anura Kumara is resigning from the party Leadership? Short lived Left wave! (there was one?)
    Will Communist Pakkaya be the Economy and commerce Minister?

    Sampanthar lost, Sivaji won.

    Kodumpavi Chakaathoo Kodai Malai Peyyatho! (Prose of a prayer farmers say dressed in women cloths, calling for rain to cool drought) .

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      Mally,

      Don’t be rude, You don’t have to use such words .. . That is the forte of the Dalits in Keselwatta Kid’s Camp.

      I hear Anura Kumara lost the Deposit . Is it True Mally.
      And I also heard Dr Ranil has applied for a Poosari Job in Tirupathi…

      That fits to a Tee ,,
      Did you see the Dude with Ash all Over, sitting on the Ground with the Missus before Keselwatta Kid snatched it?. I mean the Candidacy..
      Wonder whether the Aiiyar was praying for Dr Ranil to lose t It?..

      BTW who is that Commie Pakaya?…

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      Mally,-

      I forgot ask ,, Now that Sivajilingam has won according to you, what would Sampathar do?.

      I know Sivajilingam is not only Pirahaparan’s BIL,but he is also hard core Eeaalmist who would go all the way with or with out the TNA.

      Will Siva fight to the death to get an Eelaam in the North?.

      Will Sampathar and Abraham make a compromise and settle for a Federal State combining Batti as well as Mannar to make One State of a total of 4 and a Capital Territory,
      So we all have equal claims to our piece of Land and our share of Natural Resources..And not more than 4 Cops to keep an eye on Us..

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    I know the american agent Mangala lost every way. NGO promoting racism, minority – majority division, Zaharan-activities won too. In Jaffna 20,000 votes make an electorate or what ever. In other areas it is about 75.000. Bond scam profits helped minority votes.

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    As I predicted. Let me take the opportunity to thank CT readers for predicting the exact opposite. Looks like a Nanthikadal 2.0. Well done!

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    Ordinary Demala and Muslim people will be safe under President Gotabhaya Rajapakse. Only Demala and Muslim extremists have to worry.

    He will not solve the problems perceived by Wellala elite politicians and Muslim politicians. He will work with the Demala people who have been oppressed by Wellala Demalu and take measures to solve their problem.
    He should scrap ‘Thesawalamei’ and give land owned by absentee Wellala landlords to the people who have been tilling those lands.
    He should take measures to stop any form of discrimination prevailing under the cast system.
    He should provide facilities for Demala people to learn Sinhala. Wellala dominated NPC did not recruit Sinhala teachers to teach Sinhala.

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      Eagle Eye
      Machang, he didn’t promise anything in your list.
      Tamils like Vardharaja Perumal who once declared the Northern Province a separate state and Pillaiyan and Karuna were his supporters. No wonder he lost North and East.

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    Time to put aside all criticism and join hands with the New President to lead forward for an undivided country with prosperity to all citizens of every creed, caste, religion and race.
    Election results showed a drastic division by communities due to leaders of political parties steering the innocent civilians to achieve their personal agenda and glory.
    The new President can bring together all communities by addressing the needs of every citizen for a peaceful life, basic living conditions, food, sanitation, utilities. No need to appoint Cabinet Ministers from political parties representing communities but a professional, educated, and capable troupe to uplift the economy and improve social standard of citizens.
    Wishing the best for the new leader to take the country to prosperity of its citizens.,

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    The little island called Sri Lanka won. When the time comes her most devoted inhabitants, the Sinhalese rise up to the challenge, they have in the past, they will do it again. H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksha the 7th President of Sri Lanka will be the savior of a mighty country, not in size but in spirit. Oh Happy Day!

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      wannihami

      “The little island called Sri Lanka won.”

      Of course if you consider Gota is the island.
      The shameful aspect of this victory is that America has to sent one of its own citizen to rule this island. The first lady is also an American. What a shame.

      “Oh Happy Day!”

      Yes he will make the trains to run on time.

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      wannihami ,

      Record breaking moment ! For the first time we have a first lady
      imported from the U S with U S label ! For the first time we have
      a president with zero knowledge of politics ! For the first time
      the North and East have a president of not their choice ! For the
      first time a president has been elected whose eligibility is still in
      doubt BUT SMART AND INTELLIGENT MASSES DO NOT CARE
      AFTER ALL THIS IS A MATTER OF PATRIOTISM AND HEROISM !
      Before , it was the politicians who were in full nudity but again ,
      now for the first time , all those who made the choice have exposed
      themselves . One thing is sure to happen after five years ! Gota will
      have retirement palace at Colombo 7 . Gota won it ! Congratulations
      in advance Gota , and Wnnihami , Happy happy days for you !

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