28 February, 2020

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Gota’s Independence Day Speech, Sovereignty And The Strange Silence Of The Opposition

By Vikum Ruwan –

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in the course of his Independence Day speech made on 04 February stated: “I am committed to working towards fulfilling the needs of the people of this country.  That is my responsibility and my duty. I do not envisage public officials, lawmakers or the judiciary to impede my implementing this commitment.  I not only respect your freedom, but I will work towards improving it and guarantee the political and economic freedom in a truly democratic country.”

What he said was not surprising at all. What is surprising is the strange silence of the Opposition, not only of the UNP but also of the TNA and JVP. Mangala Samaraweera called it “an outstanding speech”. “It is a tongue-in-the-cheek comment”, one of Mangala’s admirers told me. Pardon me, I cannot see either the tongue or the cheek in the message.

Gota’s message to Parliament, the judiciary and the public service is loud and clear: “I will do it my way. Don’t try to interfere. You have no right to interfere”. But is that correct? Can the directly elected President do it his way? Have all powers of government been vested in the President? Gota certainly seems to think so. Have the People (yes, in the Constitution, it is spelt with a capital ‘P’ and this is no accident or a draftsman’s mistake) reposed their sovereignty in the President for five years?

The UNP, JVP, TNA and civil society are silent. But, “No” says the Constitution. The President is not the sole exerciser of the powers of government. Article 3 of the Constitution tells us that sovereignty is in the People and is inalienable. Sovereignty includes the powers of government, fundamental rights and the franchise. Article 4 elaborates to say that powers of government are three-fold: legislative power is exercised by Parliament (and the People at a referendum), executive power is exercised by the President and judicial power is exercised by the courts. But there are two attributes of sovereignty that are not given away to any of the three organs of government- fundamental rights and franchise.

Sovereignty is inalienable. So, powers of government too are not given away. Countless times has our Supreme Court, while reminding the powers-that-be those powers are held in trust, reminded us the People with a capital P also that those powers really belong to us and are held by Parliament, President and the judiciary in trust. But we seem to forget; to forget that we are the Sovereign, that sovereignty in Sri Lanka is not with a King, Queen, God or some individual but with us, the People, yes, with a capital P.

To come back to Gota, what is he telling Parliament? He is telling that Parliament must do as he says; that Parliament must exercise its legislative power as he says. He is telling Parliament that, notwithstanding Article 148 (“Parliament shall have full control over public finance”), it must provide funds so as he could spend it his way. Why? Because, as he said on 04 February, fulfilling the needs of the people of this country is his responsibility and his duty. Because, he thinks that the Parliament that we the People with a capital P elect from time to time is subservient to the President. No wonder Gota is for the abolishing the 19th Amendment and bringing back the 18th.

What is Gota telling the Supreme Court and the judiciary? He is telling them that he must not be impeded by judicial orders. He is saying that the judiciary is not exercising the judicial power of the People but that the judicial power is with him. “It may not have been the case with other Presidents but with me it is so”, he tells the Supreme Court. 

With the passing of the 19th Amendment, now the People can assail any act of the President if it violates their fundamental rights. In the case on the dissolution of Parliament by President Sirisena (Oh! How we tend to forget him, bless his soul if he has one) we saw the Supreme Court telling the country that any act of the President can be challenged. Now, Gota is telling the judiciary “May be with Sira but not with me.”

Gota is giving a similar message to the public service. “Don’t mind the law, just do what I say”. How many senior public officers will have the guts to say “No, I act according to the law and the Constitution”, we will soon see.

But, for Parliament, the judiciary and the public service to say “No, we will act according to the law and the Constitution” without fear, there must be public opinion built up. These institutions do not operate in a vacuum. 

But where is the Opposition? Where is the UNP, TNA and JVP? Where is civil society? They are silent when Gota threatens Parliament, courts and the public service. Let us, the People with a capital P, wake them from their slumber.

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    What Opposition? They are in a disarray and bankrupt. Waiting for AKD/SF /Goebells Mongol/Sujeewa / Harsha /Ajith to prop them up.

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      What Opposition, TNA (Terrorists Oriented Party) Rajavirodhi (Traitor) Sambandan boycott the Independent day. King Gotabaya invited to 225 MPS also. Sinhalese Aryans Country Sri Lanka’s 72nd Independent day, Gotabaya wow to erase Terrorists and Separatists from Sinhalese Nation

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        MR.PERERA

        PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CONCLUSION SO SOON.WAIT AND SEE AFTER THE PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS THE GOVT WILL BE AT THE FEET OF SO CALLED TAMIL AND MUSLIM TERRORISTS AS YOU CALLED THEM TO GET 2/3 MAJORITY.

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          Mr. Paragon.
          /
          WE…..
          …………the People with a capital P,…………….
          Already have the capacity to get 2/3 majority.
          /
          There is no opposition because THERE IS NO real OPPOSITION for GR’s program.
          TNA & JVP just 2 faces of UNP.
          And…………
          We are the CIVIL SOCIETY. Not Saman Rathnapriya – UNP MP or Prof. Wijesuriya and Agara Dagara Amila who are paid by UNP.

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            S.C. Pusqual – It appears you have escaped from the institution where you rightfully belong!

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        you are a racist to the core

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        If is waste of our time to even respond to racists like you

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      Gota’s electaion campaign promises = his rhetorics in Independence day.

      Please let us discuss as to why he remains further silent about not doing the due regarding former President Sirisena who was then the leader of the three forces, but failed to protect the people. Those who died in that EASTER day bomb blast, and the ones injured – were fated way, like dogs and cats, since the head of state was like a headless chicken…. he was abused by Mahinda Rajaakshes and SIRISENA did not know what to do to with anything – but just ignored regular security council meetings. nor had he invited then PM Mr Wickramasinghe, just trying to play with the his angers… all these are just like childish, immatur – no matter BP Sirisena was elected by 6.2 mio of voters but he abused his position to travel around on the costs of the tax payers funds. This man should be escoriated for our relief.
      Now the bugger is totally – ignored by both SLFP and SLPP … but the shamless bugger makes very effort to lick the balls of Rajaakshes and comeback. If he would travel to Europe we will throw monotov cocktails on him, since the bugger is the one we have to hate forever for those human losses and various other threat we experienced due to lack his stupidity.

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      CT,

      Did the opposition join the ruling tribe? After all, they all have a lot in common.They all have their own and common set of crooks.

      See how The Chinese tribe tried to push under the rug and silence the doctor who warned about a new SARS virus below.

      These crooks of the tribe and the opposition are like the Corona virus to the economy. Only the saffron clad monks and the imbeciles who prostrate to them, per the corrupted BUDDHA-AGAMA, Buddha’s Religion are happy.

      It is rare for the Communist Party to react so swiftly to public outrage. Several top officials and state-run media outlets had also joined in the chorus to mourn Dr. Li’s death. In statements online, the National Health Commission and the Wuhan government said they expressed their condolences.

      The police and others questioned Dr. Li in early January after he warned a circle of medical school classmates on Dec. 30 about a viral outbreak that he said appeared similar to SARS. The police compelled him to sign a statement denouncing his warning as an unfounded and illegal rumor.

      The New York Times wrote about Dr. Li on Feb. 1. “If the officials had disclosed information about the epidemic earlier,” he told The Times, “I think it would have been a lot better. There should be more openness and transparency.”

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        If Amarasiri is telling the Truth, Novo Virus case can be Biological warfare and Sabotage, just like Protests sabotaged Hong Kong Economy.

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          JD ,

          It was reported in the New York Times .

          Sometimes. the authorities try to hide the truth, as the truth is not palatable to them. Sometimes, the truth surfaces in many forms, and the authorities, will have to admit the errors, as they have no way out.

          Does the Earth on its axis and orbit the Sun?

          Current Example : Airbus and Air Lanka. Many others,

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      Thondamany patriotic b**** carrier

      Forget the rotten politics for a second, now start looking at the universities some young sadist men are perpetrating immense pain and distress to fellow students in the name of raging void of any fun. This human ritual sacrifice has been going on for many years undeterred through out the country in the south as well as in the North.

      I am told a few days ago female young students have gone through this sadist rituals and a student has attempted suicide at Kilinochchi cambus.

      I am not sure whether SJ has anything to say about these incidents.

      Why don’t you do something about these inhuman activities at these institutions where rather than indulging in reasoning, inquiry and philosophical openness the unies are producing men fit to join the torture department of Sisira Mendis.

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      Vikum Rowan,

      Thanks for your article.

      There is a new tribal chief for the tribe. The new Chief Gota is under the impression that the old rules have played havoc, the old rules established by the parliament, a parliament full of crooks and rowdies, who do not even follow their own rules .

      Do the new chief is establishing new rules. He wants the existing good rules to be followed without interference.Who is doing the interference? The Parliament members and their cronies.

      With the new rules, only the New Tribal members are allowed interfering in the affairs of public servants.

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        I am against any kind of Torture. I prefer long solitary confinement until they open themselves.
        Native Vedda: Without informing the Police why did they inform you to write in here ?

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        Dear Bro Amarasiri thanks very much for your information.
        .
        All these show that CHINESE style dictatorship is in making under BP Rajapakshes in this country.
        :
        Saffron Clad Monks BPs would do anything to allow that so long their little knowledge about anything and everything would not improve further.
        They just dont read but believe in the statements being set to air by their fellow monks. And the Chapter so called sacred may have become ” SCARED” not coming out o ftheir caccoon, but stay as if they would agree with whatever the others monks have to say.
        These monks should first be tamed by a NEW law, else, the country would have to be guided only by the myths spread by FAKE buddhist monks and their guidance.
        I am so fed up Mr Amarasiri… no worth wasting adding our thoughts, nothing seems to work so long PEOPLE would not want to see it beyond.

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          Dear Simon De Silva,

          The Chinese were able to contain the monks, who comprised about 25 percent of the population in Tibet.

          While, the Chinese have a hard time putting under the rug, the Corona virus, still it will run its natural course, will be contained due to lack of hosts to spread.

          Mahinda Rajapaksa, monks and the cronies are conducting something , purith? ,against the Corona virus, and one wonders if the protein coat of the virus or the RNA cares. Looks like the common imbeciles, and even the imbecile “doctors” are on to it.

          Can the Chinese help be sought to contain the monks, to whom the imbeciles, mean IQ 79, prostrate, hoping to get to the illusion of Nibbana, extinction.

          The Chinese are cremating the bodies of those who died of the Corona virus, the right thing to do, given the current situation.

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            At the time, Kovur, most known rationalist from india was living in SL/then Ceylon, he had made it very clear, LANKEN BPs would never go beyond their little knowledge.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._T._Kovoor

            To irradicate Malaria, those skin heads would stay chanting pirith, even if the effect would have been lower to zero.
            In the same time, they have been uttering big lies if anything would timely change positively, ….saying that as act of Pirith. Kovur had then asked why not those ” PIRITH noole” be tied around the city if that would have a greater effect as being said and done by Lanken SKIN heads. I have lost my respect to lanken kind of monks, I name them today, skinn head in red robes. They are either born hypocrites or so stupid by nature, Also could be possible they are laze to live like LAY people since they have to take care of them by their own. Before long lanken buddhagama followers will have to face the same as is the case in Thai or other countries where BUDDHIST monks are attacked by the lay people.
            ;
            I believe, the US labs may have released mutated VIRUS CONstaints to create epidemy in order to learn a lession to CHINESE populace.
            :
            The very same we should start with in order to tame RAJAKSHE and their criminal gangs. THESE methods are called biological weapons.

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            Amarasiri,
            “Can the Chinese help be sought to contain the monks, to whom the imbeciles, mean IQ 79, prostrate, hoping to get to the illusion of Nibbana, extinction.”

            The irony is that the same guys who condemn Chinese for containing monks in Tibet and used those monks to carry out an international mud-slinging campaign and terrorist acts against China want to contain monks in Sri Lanka because for them monks have become an obstacle to carry out their agenda in this country. That is height of hypocrisy.
            The Buddhism of Sinhala Buddhist monks may be somewhat different from others because of their role in protecting this country from ‘Para’ Demalu and ‘Para’ Europeans in the past and now from ‘Para’ Demala separatists, ‘Para’ Wahabi Muslims and ‘Neo Colonialists’ who want to use this country for their benefit ignoring what happens to Native Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Sinhala Buddhist imbeciles with low IQ prostrate in front of monks because they are grateful to the service rendered by a large number of monks to protect the country and Sinhala Buddhist heritage. Guys who have the backing from Evangelists focus on few rotten eggs and try to blow that out of proportion to tarnish the image of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. Like those colonial parasites who failed you guys will also fail.

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              Amarasiri,
              Probably Chinese experience could be helpful to tame Wahabi Muslims and Demala separatists.

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                Eagle Eye,
                whaht have you been bubbling ?
                Do the minorities create problems in our country or extremists our sinhalese ?
                Bp, Eagle, please come to sense even if you would not see it right, please make efforts at least forthe sake of your familities.
                We understand, that you got raped by TAMIL thugs during your Peradeniya hostel life, but that is just a single issue, just because of your hatreds can we treat the minorities the way your BPs Rajaakshes have been upto.
                The good goverannce govt achieved lot more than what they spread through local media, but ballige puthas came to power and behaved themselves as if the elephant entered in to the porcelan house. OR not ?
                You are an early octaganarian, Mr why you continue behaving like a “teenager” whose hormone spiegel is under not control ?
                We have no doubt you may have ruined your tamil wife’s life during the decades u have been part of her marriage, but what have your sons or daughters say about your and your hateful behaviour.
                You are not that far from kicking the bucket but to harbour unncessary hatreds as if some high criminals would do, if they got caught for no reasons, … all in all you are no longer better to that BP Wimal godaya buruwanse or not ?
                If Peradeniya produced your, what not behave LET alone to some good natured levels ? We are very ashamed of your radical behaviour that would not bring us a millimiter further.
                :
                LETs hope BPs Rajaksehs be DESTROYED by nature sooner than later for a better SRILANKA where we the srilanken can live together in peace.

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      Did he even earn any of those medals disgrace to Sri Lankan forces…
      Sri Lankan Kim Jong-un in the making.

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        Anonymous – Sri Lanka’s Kim Jong-un in the making, aka GOTLER, is an American citizen.

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    Vikum has nailed the speech lock stock and barrel and exposed the “smoking gun”.
    The PM, his ministers, the opposition, the BASL et al have all got lock jaw from eating rusted nails.

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    The people with a small p are a pathetic lot. They hail a hero when he looks like one or struts about like one. They expect that each new hero will uplift them, and surrender their sovereignty with aplomb. Each new hero will defecate on them, and they begin to smell the stink only when elections are near, when another rascal will groom himself and appear as a saviour, only to do the same thing yet again. I do not believe the people will unite in one voice to uphold their constitutional rights..ever..

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      Dear Mr Pethiyagoda,
      .
      People are like made lab rats or guinea pigs for their experiments. Both people (voters) and their leaders are so stupid that I cant have the words to express my anger.
      :;
      Not just that they were misled, but very same KELANIYA TEMPLE is now being abused for further promotions of the BPs in that outfit. I thought I would never go to Kelaniya Temple until that BP Fake Prof. CHIEF monk would be arrested and kept away from the sacred temple.
      ;:
      Criminals commit their high crimes but none of them and their acts are that criminals as those of Rajapakshes. See, today both brother keep their secretaries and advisers that are alledged to have high crime records. That Kabral is senior adviser to STUPID Mahinda Rajapakeh and alleged criminal – Jaysundara is the current secretary of Gotabaya… so what more talks we need to have…. on this basics ?

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        Buramphisincho,
        “Criminals commit their high crimes but none of them and their acts are that criminals as those of Rajapakshes.”

        Is giving leadership to eliminate ‘Para’ Demala megalomaniac Piripakaran bellige putha and his LTTE barbarians who massacred innocent Native Sinhalayo for three decades a higher crime than crimes committed by other criminals?

        Most heinous crimes against humanity were committed by ‘Para’ Demalu from Hindusthan who invaded Sinhale 52 times starting from 3rd Century BC up to 1505 and one time after 1948 by the descendants of Demala slaves brought by colonial parasites from Hindusthan to exploit the resources in this country.

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          Eagle BLIND Eye moron and a racist, are you dumb? The Rajapaksas protected the LTTE murderers who murdered countless number of Sinhalese civilians and cops;
          -Karuna amman
          -Pilayan
          -Daya Master
          -KP Pathmanathan
          -Inniyabarathy
          -Douglas Devananda

          Can you explain the above?

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            Tamil From North@
            This egle Eye aka BP Mahindapala is married to a tamil woman. I am very sorry for that lady to have got married to this musalaya who has always been against tamils for no proper reasons. How can Bp be allowed to live in DOWN UNDER as a minority person. He cant learn the least though he is now in his early 80ties, getting ready to kick the bucket. there kind BPs should not be held as respectful sinhalaya, though some articles are beingbrought by them, on and on.

            Please be informed, we the sinhalaya are all are not like this BP Eagle Eye. My guess is him to have been caught by tamil rapists during his Peradeniya hostel life.

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              @Angered sinhalaya, thanks my friend, I do not judge all Sinhalese as bad, majority of Sinhalese are people who just want to get on with their lives just like majority of Tamils. But there are filthy elements on both sides who have nothing to do than to promote racism. These are cowards and insecure pricks.

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            Tamil from the north,
            Simple. These people helped to kill Piripakaran bellige putha and eliminate LTTE barbarians. Sinhalayo are descent people who are grateful to those who helped unlike ‘Para’ Demalu who went on slaughtering Native Sinhalayo who gave citizenship to their ancestors who were brought to Sinhale as slaves and abandoned by colonial parasites.

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              Eagle, BP who is born to destroy sinhalaya by themselves@

              what is the message you ve been giving to a nation whose almsot everything is looted by so called leaders who now returned to power. With loads of debts to be paid off this year, but no such – light at the end of the tunnel ” regarding any kind of proper management is seen, what more talks we need ?

              Those days, we the people were caught by PRABAKRAN and southern Wijeeweera.

              Today the situation, we are caught by MEGALOMANIAC Rajaakshe BP famliy politics.
              So, what is the use of talking PARA DEMALA, PARA MUSLIM so long you guys are made obesqueous to those high crimninals that have kept thems above the law and order of this country.
              :
              To me, if Rajakashes would be hung by the law and order of the country, only I can start respecting GOTABAYA for his politics, until then I have to wait .. but people of this country today are suffering lot more …. and realizing slowly, that they have been F++++d off by Rajaakshe Rascals once again.

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              @Eagle dumb f’in blind prick Eye, can you name the countries that colonized SL 3000 years ago? I never knew there were citizenships given 3000 years ago? Really, can you please enlighten me from the eternal wisdom you profess to have.

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              Eagle Blind Coronovirus Eye, so you kill thousands of innocent civilians and cops, then realize your boss is sending people to kill and to survive you join the opposition and act all good. That makes you a great person? So what happened to all the blood in your hands? Did any of your folks die as well? If not, then shut f’up!!!!

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              Bp; Eagle,
              .
              do you know the system well in those country. In Uk I think if you stay longer than 8 years, you are entitled to apply for citizenship of that country. So is the case in Germany. After our education, we were asked to stay back in Germany. That is how I became a citizen in this part of the world. So is the reality in Switzerland where I once lived for my job.
              What i want to tell you is, even if PLANTATION tamils have been living over decades, our ballige puthas not to have allowed those poor folks the citzen rights is beyond all ethics and morals. Even today, they are living like cornered in that part. They are second class citizens to your style thought bearers.

              But my question, you the kind of BPs after taking refuge in DOWN under, you were not kicked out … but were given the citizen rights in that part of the world. Why you BPs today called our minorities this way….. not realizing the basics.
              I think we should all treat equally. If OUR hamuduru mudalalis are kept above the law, then why not Hindhu, Christian and other religious monks would not have to be kept above ? There is no consistency at all, but we talk high about our so called much high literacy rates, I now know that our ballige puthas are to be blamed nobody else to have created a miserable life for the minority people in this country.
              We talk about TAMILS and Muslims, but we never talk about burgher people. They are being even more discriminated in our home country. Not a single burgher MPs I see in in parliament. I really dont know what our SO CALLED politicians have been doing since independence.

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                Frustrated (Demala) sinhalaya,
                UK used to give citizenship to anyone born there but they changed. Now no automatic citizenship simply because someone is born in UK. In USA there are millions born in USA but consider as illegal immigrants. Western countries are now tightening rules regarding citizenship. Sri Lanka should do the same.
                Native Sinhalayo were under no obligation to give citizenship to slaves brought by colonial parasites and abandoned in Sinhale but they gave citizenship but those ungrateful ‘Para’ bellige puthas turned against Sinhalayo and slaughtered them.

                “They are second class citizens to your style thought bearers.”

                Even ‘Para’ Wellala Demalu discriminate against Demalu. That is the reason they prefer to make a distinction; Sri Lankan Demala and Indian Demala. They all are ‘Para’ Demalu from Hindusthan.

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            Tamil from the north, its simple politics isn’t it? The Rajapakses needed the cooperation of these people so they did not punish them.
            .
            It happens all over the world. After WW2 the United States went all out to trace German engineers and scientists (such as Wernher von Braun) and offered them immunity from prosecution so long as they worked for the USA. No German scientist or engineer appeared at the Twelve Nuremburg War Crimes Trials.

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              @Adrian – The Rajapakses needed the cooperation of these people so they did not punish them?

              Seriously you came up with this thought in your simple brain to counter a strong argument from me? So murder, plunder and threaten people and then join hands with the opposition and all is forgotten, wow!!!! One set of corrupt individuals joining hands with another set of corrupt individuals is nothing new in this country, but the mere acceptance of this act by imbeciles like you is what baffle the living day lights out of me.

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    “But where is the Opposition? Where is the UNP, TNA and JVP? Where is civil society?”
    Excellent question. Of course, we all understand why you did not mention the BASL. This entity has consistently proved itself to be an absolute ZERO!

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    The arrest of former CEO of SriLankan Airlines for bribery and corruption is a decision I applaud Goda for. Well done. Now Gota must apply himself to the MIG deal. Get the man and his beneficiaries over that issue. The man is in Abu Dhabi, as everyone knows.

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      Dionysu Appuwo, in the same time, Ajit Kabral is not yet arrested ?-

      Mahinda Jarapakshe’s Brother in law, the play boy, Wickramasinghe is not yet arrested ? He was a stupid person who only led SRILANKEN ending up being all losses. Why BPs of this nature be tolerated any more ? These men should be hung by their balls, then only we can start feeling good about Gotabaya. This country would never recover from the current situation. I believe, if Juliampity Amaraya would have been elected as the president things could move little better.
      .
      Even after the bugger was then caught red handed by having kept

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    This is a shocker, scary, frightening and the end of democracy if we do not stand up against this dictator and despot and army bully. The guy does not understand the abc of democracy and we will be doomed if we do not exercise our rights and prevent this lunatic from making the legislature and judiciary impotent. God forbid if he gets a two third majority at the elections. Sri Lanka will become a cesspit of all that is vile and depraving and will rank at the bottom of the last quartile of countries which have the worst record of impunity, corruption, devoid of human rights and decency.

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    It is True the president was elected by people and by the island wide vote. So, the president is answerable to People. Listen to what AKD talked in Kurunegala presenting his candidate Namal Karunarathne. All he preached was abberation of the truth. One thing is, there are 15 lackhs of govt workers. Govt says, only 3 to 4 lackhs are sufficient. AKD is complaining that workers are not getting OVERTIME.
    It is atrange how the MCC agent said, that President’s talk was excellent. I read something else there.
    Anyway, there is a very similar case that has happened in Lebanon which has got’ it’s independence just 76 years ago. Lebanon is also highly divided based on Identity politics. Because, they wanted to push all the palasthinians to Lebanon. Lebanon did not have Judiciary, President and Parliament which balanced one another so no one can not play out the country’s resources. mostly money. They were also divided highly alone religious lines. Three presidents had played out the Central bank (Their central bank and Treasury are just one body). [https://www.voltairenet.org/article208554.html – Lebanon: the background to the banking crisis of the century. by Thierry Meyssan. Some how, in order to fill the empty Treasury, they increased taxes. Now people are revolting. Most smaller and medium sized companies are going bankrupt and they have gone to courts asking to stop closing the companies. Now, Lebanon is begging the creditors in the world.
    Sri Lanka has similar situation. mangala increased Taxes but he was nit there to see the aftermath. They increased Salaries, wages, pensions and gave other free goodies. But, Treasury says we don’t have money. It is only what is coming and going. They played out the banks via the Central banks and EPF and ETF fund were the most played out. During the Yahapalana times, EPF Boss was a Used car sales man (Ranil’s good friend probably from his school, but he was in Australia).

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      JD

      Who are these people who will question the CRIMINAl and to whom he is answerable (Frankly No one other than INDIA & UN) You mean the Judges. Man they have stopped deleivering Judgmment and that stopped long time ago as soon as he was chosen to stand for Presidency.

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    Excellent!

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      Yes.
      Our president is excellent.

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        S.C. Pakqual – Are you are sniffing your American president’s underwear and saying “excellent”?

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        WOW, I met few african doctors in a recent international fair held in Leipzig, Germany. No lankens but indians were there to represent their own deivices and what they have achieved sofar in their health sector.
        .
        These afro doctors were coming from Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South africa. Many of them were almost like OUR rajapakhse man Pasqual. They are made to believe some leaders are good forever, just because they think so long they earn their bits legal or illegal nothing to worry.

        But we perfectly know former petro shed assistant/refugree in the STATes until his brother became the president of the stupid masses in the countrty, and then became so called ” ultra patriot” – would and could do nothing towards an inch of progress in a country his brother ruined to all edges by 2015.
        Thanks to good governance, yet today we can see, some good work is being done by LANKEN courts through indepenence commissions. But had nt we had good governance, BP Rajaakshes would have even RAPED and gunned down a lot more innocient people to the very same manner their previous regime did it with

        Rathupaswala
        Colombo prison (over 23 or more were gunned down to the very same manner Duterte in Philipines did in recent years)
        And how they killed those young boys from some tamil families in Colombo – the mothers are yet today made like ” patacharas” not being able to know whether their SONs are…. those sons got ready to the same manner we then left the country for high studies, but ultra murderous Gotler took the lives those young men:
        :
        Ekanaligoda Mother is roaming in the city today, not knowing what happeend to her husband, those two young boys and their future is in danger today.

        But irrespective all these, BP Rajakashe got wedded his 3 bastard sons and live like ROYALs….. to me, all thesefamilies should be punished by NATURE if the courts cant it yet today.

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          Ha ha haaaaaa……
          /
          And….
          General election coming in April.
          You can get a count how many people believed your bullshit.

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    What a Country, electing a suspected Murderer and Larcenist as it’s President. He dogged all Court cases and avoided the American Citizenship issue that would have disqualified him from contesting the Presidency. Had the Monument case been taken up he would have ended behind Bars. The Americans are arm twisting the Nation and the very Deshapremis like that Boralugoda Buruwa’s son Dinesh Gunda is supporting the man.

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      Gamini
      Haven’t you noticed the body language of Dinesh dumbo in the presence of foreign dignitaries and diplomats?
      He always appears dazed not knowing what to utter sensibly, until a prompt comes from a minion in his ministry.

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      Mr Gamini,
      .
      as we know it perfectly, this country and the nation is filled with PASQUALs than any balanced thinkers.

      Amarasiri is right that average IQ is even lower to 79

      If anyone would start scremaing out SADU SADU, they would line up and go on scremaing it out even louder than the others.

      Remember that VALAMPOORI man got caught redhanded to have sold out SYNTHETIC valampoori which are not even few hundreds of rupees, but he had charged them for much higher prices since BP Rajakashe took the lead to have bought them going after the bugger.
      :
      Remember that Galthanna Dewale, kattadiya ? He is not even a school goer. when the bugger opens his cesspit, what comes out is no different ot that of Mahidna Rajakashe….. so filthy… anyways, these men were held like weerayas under BP Rajapskhe governance


      And people are made to beleive anything come on LOCAL TVs as truths. Why is that ? They go after Jathaka kathas… callign they are buddhists. Not just few hundreds but thousands, or lacks were misled by that NAGAYA to have brought PITHATHALA PAHANA to Kelaniya Temple which is KEPT above the lanken temple, if one would worships the temple once in life time, , then you would collect lot more merit… ha ha… but to our Karma, ballige puthas in SAFFRON robes have abused the temple today… they and their nudity is exposed well tothe world by that premeditated SAGA.
      .
      But RAJAAKSHE controlled lanken media SHUT about the public misleading statements. Not a single word came against them yet today. This is the ground reality of this COUNTRY::: majortiy of people are made FOOLS forever.

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    Gota’s speech is like a military order He was wearing the military badges. Please observe that he was not in Sri Lanka national dress but a western dress. American influence is still there in him. Regarding the National anthem, it is only in singhala. Those who do not understand the words should forget about it There are many Tamil words such as Maatha , Sundara, Sobaman, etc, etc in the anthem. I suppose weeraya Weera wansa knows about. He may make an attempt to modify it

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      Mr. Pon,
      /
      Yes.
      That is why people elected GR as our president.

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        Pasqualburuwo,
        when did our people elect good leaders ?
        #
        If people are that wise, would JVPrs STAY frustrated this way ?

        Pasqual, please go and learn something. There enough places for you in kindergartens.
        :’
        Please learn something…. for the benefit of the masses

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      The so called national dress is Kapati Dress Pon.

      I would rather wear short sleeve shirts and cotton pants, anytime.

      Jay Pathberiya

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      Maatha , Sundara and Sobana are not Tamil but Sanskrit. The Tamil equivalent words are Amma or Thaiye , Alagu or Elil,. Shobana also more or less means the same in Sanskrit but can also mean smart. This why females are name Sundari , Shoba or Shobana and males Sunder or Sundaram

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        I am truly baffled as to why two persons have given thumbs down to this observation. What is there in it to give offence to anyone?

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    what a fiasco it turned out to be.?
    =
    the wicked mass conniving mass killer of the innocents who were gunned down is in absolute fear.?
    =
    that is why he was forced to wear a shitty sorry Lanka logo embroidered shirt with his non-military no achievements to bully and frighten all the citizens not to play any pranks against him, his rajapuksa clan or even against his criminal gang of goons who are and will help him along with themselves to become overnight millionaires while his kith and kin will become a part of the world’s most dirty money billionaires…

    I am reliably informed that this waste of billions of rupees when the shitty sad sorry nation continues to make it’s poverty-stricken and fast becoming Raje rattharn hinganno to eat sand to appease their hunger. while he the kallathoni king his relo’s and the rest of his boru hora to fatten themselves to await for their slaughter which should be the world’s most barbaric slaughter?
    =
    the sooner it happens it ‘s better for the globe cry to moan and wail all the honorable honest straight showing citizens especially those unlike me who have no other choice but to live in this worst in the world’s most lowly ranked sad shitty sorry island.
    many of its own shell shocked poor of the poor citizens want America to drop a few low flying atomic/nuclear bombs to enable them to attain bliss and peace in the paradise of nirvana where they will definitely be admitted as VIP guests.
    =
    in sadness, R. J.

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      @Rohan Johnpillai

      Dear patriotic Eelam Tamils. This fat old fart named Rohan Johnpillai in a previous post has masquaraded as a general of Freedom fighters of Tamil Eelam , LTTE. As we Eelam Tamils know only general was Tamil national leader Thalaivar Pirabakaran. Next to thalaivar was balaraj thambi, Pottu and that selvan . Then who is this bogus old fart? We know he is fake. I have been informed by Eelam intelligence activists this scum on earth is collecting money from Eelam Tamils promising to get them visa to Canada and saying he know immigration service.
      If I ever catch this faggot I have no hesitation to burst my fat foot up in scum ass. Eelam Tamils should be aware of this scum life.

      Sincerely
      Eelam Tamil patriot, honored as such by none other than Tamil national leader V. Pirabaharan

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        Eelam Tamil Patriot.
        by your warped up crap of a comment, you have proven to the whole forum that you are nothing but a puntak, punakku eating f…..d up f…..t.
        ==[ as I consider this website to a very very decent illustrious forum where the true lovers of our motherland aptly known to the whole as Ceylon whose neck on the 22nd may 1972 was chopped by petty klu Klux clan imitating petty racists of which you are masquerading as a true lover of the rightfully been in existence Tamil Eelam.
        ==my respected leader was the first self-imposed field marshal who to this very second has left an everlasting impression on the world.
        == even the hardcore Yakko buggers now openly cry moan and grown to state if only the field marshal VP was in existence Ceylon would have been the next Singapore where the citizens till death do them part would have been able to live in total bliss and a high degree of luxurious comfort which today is only a wet huja barai dream to the yaks
        = I live at the central road, Blackburn victoria 3130, Australia for the last 26 years and prior to them I used to call on Sydney at least 5 years per year for business purposes whilst aboding in the planet of a paradise known to one and all except the of cheap petty yak racists.
        after the collapse of my first matrimonial alliance to a noble one in a trillion Sinhalese lady I had to transfer my businesses to Sydney wherein 2006 I moved to Colombo to give the Yakko’s a taste of their own own medicines.?
        = even though I was openly espousing the cause of Tamil Eelam, not a single mite olf a devilish yak cat or dog ever dared to get close to me and i was privately given VIP diplomatic status.

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          Rohan johnpillai.

          “even though I was openly espousing the cause of Tamil Eelam, not a single mite olf a devilish yak cat or dog ever dared to get close to me and i was privately given VIP diplomatic status.”

          You scum of low life has proved your trecherous duplicity. Why should genocidal Sinhalese give you vip treatment? Is it because gay sinyala faggots enomoured to your tight ass hole. ?
          It is because you are a disgusting traitor to Tamil Eelam. You are a traitor to Tamil Eelam, lower than a dog . I am not surprise from a gay faggot , who had been hunting young white dudes to suck dicks and take up in asss for all your time in the down under. You were a disgrace to honorable Eelam Tamil families in Sydney . They avoided you like plague . You were called cuckold John, you know why.

          This scum is now taking pride in his sexual depredations.
          Keep away from Eelam Tamils. If you keep conning them promising Canada visa and charging 5k us $ and absconding, I will surely make you retreat. Faggots like you should not have given birth. But like son, like mother, the cheep whore who gave birth to you a disgrace.

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            Eelam Tamil Patriot,
            what an ass you have portrayed yourself to be.?
            =
            I have written to you in decent lingo.
            =
            what do you respond in unparliamentary vile language.?
            =
            is it due to your unauthorized creation and by this process you are not aware as to your el-cheapo father-son and holy ghost.?
            =
            in other words, you are one of this el-cheapo vile yak pretending to be a Tamil to hoodwink and take many an innocent one of us down the pallan.?
            =
            so now all of a sudden you have heard about my exploits in Sydney.?
            one fine sunny Sunday morning I was at the West Ryde McDonalds I came across 4 tamils who were seated at the next table.
            I knew they were my own brood began chatting with them they informed me that they were the local TCC [ Tamil coordinating committee ] going around collecting funds.
            this was the first time that I ever heard of the TCC.
            I informed the 4 gentlemen that I will not give donations to divide the nation but am prepared to provide promotional products like caps, keyrings, pens, tee shirts mousepads, etc at a genuinely cost price [ not a dime will be marked up as a profit by me ] to be sold right throughout for the annual martyrs day [ maha veerar naal ] and they jumped up at the offer.
            =
            I performed my contractual obligations did not keep a single cent as a profit but these TCC yokels could not account for the goods and as I was establishing myself in business cash flow was a major issue to me.
            =
            I had no other choice but to recruit my lawyer girlfriend viji. T who used her alluring charm to get back my lost misappropriated funds.
            =
            that was the first and last time that I ever dealt with these buggers.
            it was a great lesson.?

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        Eelam less patriot.?I abode down the central road, Blackburn victoria 3130 for the 11 years and been a citizen of Australia ever since 1987…so your vain attempt in endeavoring to tarnish my good great name along with the reputation that I have been to build upon.?a totally wasted time on your part.?cheers, R. J., the one & only general of the LTTE.

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          Eelam Tamil Patriot, although I would be more than happy to see you shot, I have to admire your expose of the fake hero Johnpillai. This scoundrel is known in sunny Melbourne as ‘the Wanker from Sri Lanka’.

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    A very tactical and patriotic speech.
    This should not restrict to a speech must implement all those glories facts.
    Will those in Pohottuwa including his brothers will allow him to do this ? with out them he is still a computer Assistent in USA, is it not so ?
    How can he get rid of this batch ? I personally I see no way, doubt much even if they get 2/3 the mighty Mahinda will allow to change the constitution in fever of the Presidentship, then he will loose much of his power.
    So it is much usable for him to keep him as a power holding grip.
    As i always say the situation for Mother lanka and his kids are not rosy.
    Get ready for a future unknown.
    One change is shone , this President is a Military man, wearing colours for a Parade.

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      Here in the west, colours and medals are worn on the civilian suit be veterans on the every veterans day on which they celebrate the world war wins. They celebrate their fallen comrads. Anti-Sinhala people, NGOs and more say do not celebrate the win against Terrorist.
      Without any contest, they accept the parliament and the career politicians are a waste to the country.

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    Has the MiG deal been forgotten?

    http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/01/06/news-features/anatomy-mig-deal

    Gotabaya, now the President, has to answer.

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    Naturally the opposition has to stay silent.
    What does one expect from a opposition that was once a former government headed by a Jellyfish as a President and a Wanker as a PM and surrounded by a group of born Arseholes, Conmen, Rogues, Poofters, Night Shaggers,Gays, Perverts and Weirdos.
    Sri lanka is one of the few countries in the world that always had a bunch of weird people in parliament since independence, voted in by a weird population who are turning more weird day by day.

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    RW the traitorous bastard has destroyed the UNP working MR. The comedian MS and his band of jokers have destroyed the SLFP. What can you expect.

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    Very true Ruwan Thank you highlighting

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    If SL were prosecute it’s citizens for Financial crimes, there would be millions in jail. Nearly one third of the country’s population may have to be incarcerated.

    My rule of thumb when it comes to financial crimes is this. Given that most Sri Lankans do not pay high amounts of Income Taxes and property Taxes, if the victim of the financial crimes happen to be the state treasury, then what we have is pretty much a victimless crime. What little income tax and property tax Sri Lankans pay goes towards the services they receive. Hardly a penny will ever go to the treasury.

    Then comes another question. How are these people who commit these financial crimes? If they are Sinhalese people, then we can just look the other, pat them on their backs and even try to make friends with them.

    If they happen to be minorities, that’s when we have to take it seriously and start prosecuting them.

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      Retarded Shameless Perera dumbass

      “If they are Sinhalese people, then we can just look the other, pat them on their backs and even try to make friends with them.”

      Obviously you have a problem, apart from you being the problem, where would you find Sinhalese people, the ones you are referring to are descendants of Kallathonie converts?

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      You are a racist shit-head, 2nd Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera…. how many years did you serve in the Army? And did you fail your efficiency bar exams to be promoted to the grandiose rank of Full Lt. so you could wear two stripes? By the way, 2nd Lt, is it correct for dishonourably discharged commissioned officer Nandasena Goatabaya Rajapaksa to wear his medals on a white shirt at an event that is not associated with a military ‘theme’?? Oh, I forgot, being a 2nd Lt. you probably do not know!!!

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        Justin Case

        “how many years did you serve in the Army?”

        This Retarded Shameless Perera dumbass is just like Walter Mitty character.

        “Walter Mitty, American literary character, a meek and bumbling man who spends much of his time lost in heroic daydreams.”
        -https://www.britannica.com/

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        @Justin Case, idiot Retarded 2nd Lt. Shemale Perehera did not even pass grade 2, how could this wingnut racist clown sit for bar exams? The only bar he knows is the bar where they sell alcohol, that’s where he has been for many years……he is a low life army loser, even at retirement he amounted to nothing and retired only a 2nd Lt.

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      This shemale from TORONTO refugee camp@

      does not seem to know nothing but to please the bums of Rajaakshes, but I wonder why the bugger is not brought back yet for an another unethical offer.

      Why cant they make this bugger an Ambassador to Canada ? What cant go wrong, BP Rajakshes would even appoint plumbers or tea tasters as diplomats … that clear everything.

      God meeharakas of Rajakshes nature would become directors and ones to control the lanken systems ruining almost everything. Jaliya Wirkamasooriya former US ambassador is now under FDA investigation for all high crimes deliberately committed by BP with the direct mediation of MAHINDA Rjaapshe the ultra high criminal.

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    People have no patience with an opposition full of idiots, crooks, drama queens and time wasting wankers. We learned a painful lesson that incompetent governments can literally get you and your loved ones blown to smithereens or killed by some horrible disease. What sane person would put the lives of loved ones in the hands of an incompetent bumbling opposition who are unable to even elect a party leader, brawling like a troop of macaque monkeys? We the People are quite happy to see a fixer and doer at the helm. Let President Gota be Gota!

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    It’s funny reading the article and all those pathetic comments.
    It’s funnier coming from people who were expecting free tampons from a president.
    /
    I will be brief and to the point.
    \
    You all have been predicting all these things (AND WORSE) before the election. And people elected GR.
    WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE EXPECTING FROM GR.

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      Hello Pasquale@Whatever you said and done are not respected by anyone even with a little brain because they know well that you are no Better to Buruwanse or the like who would do any low work targeting selfish gains.

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        Mr. Desperate Sinhalaya,
        /
        Fyodor Dostoevsky -The Brothers Karamazov.
        I quote.
        ___________________
        “Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
        ___________________
        End of quote.

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          Pasqual take good care of you – your families and skin shaved FAKE monks would be very proud of you. At least over 60 lacks of voters would not …

          But that is fine, we can be silent once the people get it, we can go for it.

          Anyways, get back to us whenever you would be changing your ” lingmdi manasikathwaya”: Then we can plan a good work for the better,ment of the poor of poor in our banana republic. I have made my mind up today, it is better to help Africa rather than our people who betrayed us again by bringing record breaking high criminals. I dont want criminals to represent me as a srilanken.

          Today we ve been waiting for our flights being annulled for some weather forcasts, but being caught by such tragodies even, I am forced to think what would happened to our country soon:

          UNHRC will read accordingly, if TRADE embargo would be the consequence, the poor of the poor, will fall that deeper, fake monks and STATE looters would then spread lies again about the western conspiracy theory so that they can go on sucking the blood of the very same people.

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    There is no credible opposition in SL today. The JVP is perhaps the only opposition but they are still some way off when it comes to political maturity & proving their credibility. So far, they have not even apologised for the murder of innocent civilians during their reign of terror. If Premadasa jnr won the election, we would having a different set of cronies with Kili M. in front, calling the shots. Either way, SL is in deep shit & the only way out is for the civil society to come forward with someone like Nagananda K., instead of the current set of yobs & thugs being voted into Parliament over & over again.

    When there is an uncouth, self serving racist governing the so called biggest democracy in the world & is able to terrify state officials & congressmen by bullying, intimidation & harassment to have his way, we can be proud of our very own Trump too. As for GR’s pledge in fulfilling the needs of the people, I will be happy if he can incarcerate at least 10% of those who have plundered the country in style & I am not talking about the minnows either but the sharks as well, starting with his own extended family.

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    Intellectually poor article …taken the parts, writer wants ,out of the full context… and interpreted according to his own agenda….

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    The speech was delivered in Sinhala with translation in Tamil. When going through the Sinhala speech, the inference made by the author of the article “DO NOT CROSS MY PATH” is not clear in it. Having said that, my consistent position with both the main candidates of our Presidential election is “WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO CROSS THE PATH?”. Firstly, the loss of patience and fuming with exasperation. The sycophants will echo “The culprit is abusing our boss’s patience”. Then??? Let us take the Defense Ministry project at Akuregoda. It was thought sell the property outright to “Shangri-La” and use that money to build Akuregoda. But was that done properly? NO. The sycophant administrator gives a dead rope stating that a Cabinet approval was enough. NO it is not enough. One needs Parliamentary sanction as well and that never came into the minds of the big wigs. If a smaller guy knew it the best option is to keep the mouth shut. Why??? If you talk you are considered to have crossed the path of the high and mighty. It was perceived that sanctions could mean one’s end. Therefore “SILENCE IS GOLDEN”. The remedy is not to pray to GOD that other branches of government would stand in one’s way but to appoint and have GOOD PERSONS around you who know to do a job of work properly and very correctly without any hiccup. One must have GOOD ADVISORS who can call a spade a spade to say “What is proposed is no good and here is my alternative” and not ones associates who will say “YES SIR!” even to an order “STRIP NAKED!”. Both of them, in my humble opinion, do not have the capacity to smell rogues who want a quick buck well in time.

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    Since Sajith Premadasa is a new broom he should sweep well In case as Leader of the Opposition if Sajith Premadasa does not fight for the rights of the Tamils to have Tamil National Anthem at all Government Events, he has to resign and sit as a back bencher.

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    Who says there is no Opposition to Prez Nandesena’s marvelous path to bring prosperity and security to all Lankans for the first time in the post Colonial 70 years ?….

    Mangala Samare’s T in C comment looks to me a bob each way. And no way Mangale will support Prez Nande’s Good Governance.

    Samare is in deep poo in Matara by opening his loose mouth in desperation, after his Same Sex Marriage and Jail the War Heroes Agenda was blown away by our Mahasanga.

    UNP stalwarts have no time to oppose Nandasena because most of them are in the Bog up to their noses , trying to fight it out to death to oust the UNP Supremo Dr Rani.

    I am happy Keselwatta Kid finally got his Balls in place to challenge the UNP Supterm Dr Rani who is the darling of the Elite, Anglicans , Vallala and the new All Ceylon Muslim Political Party Factions of the Wahabis and the Sufis all in one after last Easter.

    Will Dr Rani and Keselwatta Kid patch up and mount the Stage as one ?.
    In order to oppose or even topple Prez Nandasena’s Good Governance?.

    Even if they do there won’t be any Santhosams in the next Parliament like the Bond Commissions, Gift Condos and Yahapalana Car Permits like the one which I saw yesterday for a Mercedez 600 Maybach which the former Minister of Highways had imported..

    Anyway the latest in Social Media is Keselwatta Kid’s Faction mates are sending pigeons to Prez Nandasena’s House offering to give the 2/3 to dissolve the Parliament.
    Because they want to go to the Election before the Sinhala Tamil New Year..

    Wonder why such a hurry now ?..

    Is our good Cardinal in Colombo organizing Easter Masses all the around the nation, to remember the 300 Innocent poor mainly Sinhala and Thamil inhabitants who perished .
    And to pray for the 500 innocents who are still trying to recover from those horrific injuries?..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      This former hangman was elected on 16 November 2019, 12 weeks ago.
      The Daily Mirror reported today:

      “Some 142 incidents of rape, 42 of serious sexual abuse and 54 of child abuse have been reported from various police divisions in the country during the first 15 days of 2020, Parliament was informed today.”

      What was your hero hangman Dr Nandasena (MSc Chennai, DSc Colombo ….) who had 12 weeks to put everything right as many of you thought doing in the first 15 days of the Western New Year?

      Is he aware of these problems? Has he thought about it? Does he acknowledge this has been a serious problem in this island?

      How is he going to solve it?
      Maybe he could issue every female citizen one or two “Chastity Belts” each.
      Maybe he could enforce a plan to chop all willies reaching rape capable age.
      Maybe he could enforce a plan to castrate all male reaching rape capable age.

      After all he believes this is a Buddhist country.
      Whoever gave him the idea should be deported Lumbini, Nepal.
      Whoever believe that nonsense should also be deported Lumbini, Nepal.

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    Its not only the opp the whole nation is in fear.we all. human we would have crossed the in some point, for the traffic offence instances,i got caught for speeding in several times like most of us.if i dont bribe the police my licence will be cessed,from 3 o clock in the morning to 9 o clock i have to stay some where,police will issue receipt for my lucence ,then i have to get the fine from Pol sta,to pay the fine i have to find a post oft,then with the paid receipt i have to go back to pol sta to get my licence back.so which easy option left with.
    Giving bribe also offene!
    Maha SangaM desparately wants to have duplicate Hitler for mother Lanka.
    I will urge him we dont need very high priced 225,his circle is well enough.even Sajith asking for PM.

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    Responding to a question asked by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa, Jonsten Fernanado revealed this information:

    • From 2015 January 08 up to now ‘Yahapalana’ Government has spent Rs. 2.8 Billion to import vehicles to Government Parliamentarians.
    • For Ministers Rs. 1.65 Billion, for State Ministers Rs. 652.85 Million, for Deputy Ministers Rs. 564.99 Million.
    • Under the Ministry of Defence, Maitreepala Sirisena has imported nine Duty Free vehicles worth Rs. 3289 Lakhs that include two bullet proof vehicles and two BMW X5 cars.
    • Ranil Wickramasinghe has imported a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Jeep worth Rs. 420 Lakhs
    • Rajitha Senaratne has imported a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Jeep worth Rs. 390 Lakhs
    • Ravi Karunanayake has imported a Mercedes Benz worth Rs. 410 Lakhs
    • Vijayakala Maheshwaran has imported a Toyota Land Cruiser worth Rs. 420 Lakhs
    • P. Digambaram has imported a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Jeep worth Rs. 420 Lakhs
    • Ranjith Madduma Bandara has imported a Range Rover Sports Jeep worth Rs. 420 Lakhs
    • Lasantha Alagiyawanna has imported a Toyota VDJ 200 worth Rs. 430 Lakhs
    (Source: Derana TV News on 07 February 2020 at 22.00hrs)

    Funny thing is what the hell JVP MPs did while these things were happening?

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    One defect of the new govt is President does not have a powerful parliament. Because of that, next presidential and parliamentary election should be held at the same time. Elections can be restructured to be more efficient and less time consuming. There are countries which follow short and efficient procedures.

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    President Gotabaya Rajapakse during his Independence day speech said
    ” I do not envisage public officials, lawmakers or the judiciary to impede my implementing this commitment.”

    I can understand when he mentioned public officials, lawmakers not to impede his progress, but I cannot understand when he also took the judiciary. So Gotabaya wants to have his own way irrespective of whatever law may say. It all amounts to he wants to be above the law.

    He does not have special rights that other presidents had or other world leaders had. Then why did he complain when Maithripala Sirisena as President and when Gotabaya was summoned by the law enforcement authorities, he also would have allowed former President to have his own way and should not have complained even if he was jailed. It is a subtle threat to the Judges. The actual fact is law is above him and he is under the law and nobody is above the law.

    Chief judge and AG have the right to ask explanation from him on the dangerous statement he made.

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    Our govt has not only handed over country to China to manage , but has borrowed their ways of dealing with vital national issues. For example, a doctor (that too an Eye specialist) warned about the virus a month ahead of the breakout and the Chinese govt arrested him for “causing fear among public”, take him to station and force him to sign a letter admitting to the crime. Sadly the real patriot succumbs to the virus and dies and now the whole public is extremely angry with the government, and I am sure Chinese Govt will come up with more BS to cover up the earlier ones. In the mean time the Govt continues with its own way of managing the human crisis by distorting numbers and censoring the real facts. Before Lanka kept doing the same and now they have improvised further. That s to get the their people in every rank and file. and conduct SHAM investigations, come up with judiciary verdicts exonerating the culprits, and there by legalizing all their crimes and corruptions
    Right before conducting this will sure help in getting re- elected, but will that be enough for Geneva and rest of the world. Some scapegoats have to be sacrificed (remand, prison) just until elections. If they get what they want, majority if not all will come out squeaky clean as “born again politicians/nationalist/patriots. The ones sacrificed will be compensated, with promotions/ money/material/luxury life.

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    Gotha the following are empty words. You neither have the intention , Will or the Means to Implement and let me spell it out.

    1) President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in the course of his Independence Day speech made on 04 February stated: “I am committed to working towards fulfilling the needs of the people of this country.

    *** Who are these people you are talking about. I take it they are all Sinkalams What are the needs of your people.other than fullfilling your dreams of Immunity from Prosecution. The Country under your Leadership is at a Standstill.
    Tamils have different needs and expectations.

    2) That is my responsibility and my duty. I do not envisage public officials, lawmakers or the judiciary to impede my implementing this commitment.

    *** How can anyone impede you when you have at your disposal the Army , Navy and the Polive and above all White Vans now whiteb Motorbikes.

    3) I not only respect your freedom, but I will work towards improving it and guarantee the political and economic freedom in a truly democratic country.”

    *** Gotha what a Joke. You dont understand the meaning of Freedom . Freedom means being able to live with Dignity and in Security. Under your Leadeship your army are arresting the Rehabilitated never to be seen agin an if you need I will provide you a list. If you are a truly democratice Country you will listen to all sections of the Country. You only listen to the 41 % Racists.

    This is your last speech and the one and only speech

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      Kali,
      “Gotha the following are empty words. You neither have the intention , Will or the Means to Implement..”
      Are you a soothsayer?
      ‘Para’ Demalu do not appreciate what Rajapakses do because they got rid of their Sun God barbarian.
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      “You dont understand the meaning of Freedom . Freedom means being able to live with Dignity and in Security.”
      Talking as if Demalu had dignity and security when they lived under megalomaniac Piripakaran. Piripakaran killed all his opponents, forced Daliths to join LTTE, grabbed children from parents and recruited as child soldiers, kept 300,000 civilians as a Human Shield. Demalu also have short memory. It was Rajapakses who liberated Demalu from Piripakarn’s barbaric rule, brought peace to Demalu and provided the opportunity to live with dignity and in a secure environment.

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        Eagle Eye

        Your time is up under Gotha . You really are living in a Cloud Cuckoo Land. Dont forget that No World Leeader who matter has either Congratulated or Invited him because he is a Persona Non Grata. The only Country that has summoned Gotha , Mahinha and the Foreign Minister is India for talks sorry for Stale LADDU .
        Sinkalam grow up man you are under 5 year ” VANAVASAM” . Gotha has been humiliated as by now he should have visited many countries. He was even banned by India from going to China. It looks like you dont read the news.

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