28 February, 2020

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Gota’s Meritocracy Appointments In Question: Derana Varuni’s “TEA Man” Appointed As Chairman Telecom

Contrary to appointing people on meritocracy to top governmental positions, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s buddy Dilith Jayaweera‘s Derana Group business partner Varuni Amunugama‘s husband Rohan Fernando has been appointed as the Chairman Sri Lanka Telecom.

It can be confirmed that Rohan Fernando has absolutely no professional knowledge or experience in the Telecommunications business.

Incidentally Rohan Fernando is the Son-in-Law of Senior Politician and parliament front row member Sarath Amunugama, who has held several Ministerial positions over the years.

Meanwhile Rohan Fernando’s wife Varuni Amunugama taking to her Derana Group’s newspaper The Sunday Morning, went on to embellish her husband’s professional profile in her hope of seeking justification for what is now viewed by many as yet another nepotistic appointment by the Gotabaya Rajapaksa led government.

“Rohan Fernando has 40 years experience and is a veteran in the tea trade,” Varuni Amunugama’s newspaper went on to gloat.

The newspaper further wrote “He has also served as the Chairman of the Tea Exporters Association of Sri Lanka and as a Director at Sri Lanka Tea Board. Beyond the tea industry, he has served as the President of the National Chamber of Exporters and as a Council Member and a Management Committee member representing the board of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka. He has also served as a Director at several organizations including Ceylinco General Insurance Ltd. and Industrial Technology Institute.”

Varuni Amunugama’s desperation in singing hosannas about her husband is quite understood, as her husband’s professional acumen was exposed earlier in an article published by the Daily Mirror on the 1st of November 2017 titled “If government needs a backbone, TEA needs a brain

In that published article the then Chairman Sri Lanka Tea Board Rohan Pethiyagoda exposed the Tea Export Association Chairman Rohan Fernando’s incompetence in handling finances.

However more shockingly he unveiled his disloyalty to the then ousted Rajapaksa family.

The Chairman Sri Lanka Tea Board wrote “But it seems Rohan Fernando has belatedly chosen to set himself up as a critic of the previous administration, of which he was very much a part. How quickly loyalties fade! Indeed, he was a Director of the Tea Board at the very time these “ad hoc” expenses were incurred. I have checked the minutes of board meetings of the time and can find no record of any objection or reservation being voiced by Fernando on these matters.”

“He did not even call for a vote at the board, which is the minimal expression of dissent. The waste he refers to is therefore as much his responsibility as anyone else’s. He was very much part of the problem for which he now presents himself self-righteously as the saviour. He claims the present government lacks a backbone. It was the present government which, however, had the backbone to bring the SLC sponsorship to an end and also to close down the “tea café” he refers to. The present administration found the backbone to do the right thing. Where was Fernando’s backbone when he was party to the decision to “waste” these hundreds of millions of rupees?” Pethiyagoda wrote.

The following day Rohan Fernando responded to Rohan Pethiyagoda’s story in a subsequent article titled “TEA Rohan responds to Tea Board Rohan”.

Meanwhile commentators on several social media platforms have begun expressing their displeasure as several governmental top positions have been granted to extended Rajapaksa family members and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s California buddies.

Rohan Fernando’s appointment is nothing short of a reward for the good work his wife Varuni Amunugama and her Triad Advertising Agency team played in running a very successful Presidential Election campaign for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Earlier in November 2019, the government had earlier made it public that in order to maintain transparency, it was appointing a four-member selection board to screen the persons nominated by ministers to head state enterprises operating under them.

The board consisted of former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, former John Keells Holdings Chairman Susantha Ratnayake, Prof. Jagath Wellawatte, Dr Prasanna Gunasena and the Cabinet Secretary Sumith Abeysinghe.

Meanwhile sources close to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Security detail speaking to Colombo Telegraph said that the government is fixated on intercepting, tapping and monitoring phone calls of Journalists, rights activists, intelligence officers, NGO’s and also several of its citizens.

If that may be the case, then Rohan Fernando’s cherry picked appointment to the post of Chairman Sri Lanka Telecom could be the perfect foil to support the currently appointed Defense Secretary Kamal Gunaratne who also is the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. (By Dasun Jayakody)

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  • 21
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    one step better than sirisena.

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      I know Rohan for a decade or more ,He is a human being with unquestionable honesty and Integrity ,
      He will definitely clean up the the SLT Telecom …..wait and see .

      He was denied of cleaning up the National Olympic Committee ,Dasun Jayakody should do a research on same as well……

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        This is not about honesty… SLT is the nerve center for a techno based economy. If the new so called Technocrat prez is serious about, he should find so many qualified candidates in the country for this plum job. Gamarala appointed his bro with some dodgy qualifications with 2M salary per month.

        Now the Technocrat done one step further., this guy may have played rugby @ STC then joined Tea trade as its a more lucrative job for those spoiled kids in affluent famillies.

        How on earth he gonna mange a Telecom business? So this appointment was approved by that committee with dubious members including Godahewa and Diam Gomes?

        Shame for educated in this land… only corrupt drug barons get govt positions. Now I remember Ranjan R mentions Varuni and Dilith involved in big narcotic import business. Here goes..

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        Dear Mr. S. Wickramasekara: Let us accept your character certificate of the man for its face value. You admit and accept that there is a mess in Telecom. Fine. I will tell you the mess in a nutshell as made known to me by insiders of Telecom. According to them there are huge profits but there is a severe liquidity crisis, so much so, that assets are pledged to raise funds to pay bonuses. Top big wigs have bank accounts in Hong Kong where Chinese suppliers credit the commissions. There are projects after projects but the achievements are not felt to the public. Do you honestly think that this man can fix this when the honest man Nalin Perera who was first designated to do the job, now declines to be associated with Telecom? As quoted by someone he would pledge his balls if a man who does not know much of the subject can fix this.

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        Congratulations!!! Thank God, Thanks Gotabaya, Sinhalese only, same as Sirima Bandaranayake. Sinhalese Aryans Country needs Aryan Sinhalese people to run the Sinhalese Aryan Country. We all know the early days all Govt. Hospitals 98% Tamil Doctors, 90% Customs, Tamils, PWD 80% Tamils, Postal and Telecommunications 90% Tamils, Sirima Bandaranayake changed everything. Removed all Tamils and Muslims from top posts, do same as how Middle East Countries are doing even,, Malaysia, Singapore for examples. Lanka Sinhalese now not fools. Let anyone says 2nd Class or 3rd class citizens. International Community, without China, Russia and India.Lets Dogs bark, caravan should move

        • 23
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          N. Perera – When did you escape from the asylum?

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            Released on November 18 last year. Special presidential pardon.

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          n.perera,
          can you please enlighten me and all the other readers of this fine webpage has you only lauding sinhalisation policy. ?
          till the bandarnayaka’s took power the island was strong in all aspects, but since 1960 has it gone up and up or has it due to some of the demented racist yakko’s gone down and down the pallan. ?
          now that you jokers have elected a supra racist American import of a kallathoni as a president what will be the fate of the now thanks to the Sinhala Buddhists. ?
          please let an illiterate para de mala know of the actual situation, what the plans are how to get the once upon the time rice exporter out of these yak made messes. ?
          ======
          the time is now ripe for the Yakko’s to get back into the jungles and renew their acquaintances with their ancestors the Veddahs who are more decent and civilized.
          ======
          am I right or wrong. ?
          please respond instead of hiding under your mama’s saree pota. ?
          awaiting your quick reply.
          hopefully, you will not creep into your neighbor’s bedroom and get his wife to read and explain to you swabasha buggers the contents of my always well-compiled thesis. ?
          ======
          cheers, R. J., the one and only.

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            During the rein of Sirimao Bandranayake as the PM, she did a copy cat of her personal friend Late Indra Gandhi to nationalize private assets. She miserably failed to capitalize on industrializing the country that would have boosted economy and resolved the issue of unemployment. That was the era of cold war and industrialization. She took the bad side of India to nationalize private assets, which back fired to see the plights of those institutions were ruined incurred severe burden to the country. Those blunders paved way to JRJ to gain power with 2/3 majority to create present constitution from which our country is suffering.

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          RW will live to fright another day!

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          Sinhalese Aryans! Sinhalese DNA is 70% Indian Tamil Dravidian and 25% Bengali Dravidian. SO where is the Aryan? All Dravidians originally spoke a Proto Tamil language and these includes the Bengali Dravidian. Anti Tamil racist Mrs. Bandaranyake is no more Aryan both her and her husband’s family are descended from Indian Tamil immigrants. Her great great grandfather signed the Kandyan convention in Tamil and he signed his name as Ravathai. This was later Sinhalised to Ratwatte . Like many so called Kandy upper castes and aristocracy they had to protect their vast wealth and land and they knew that this only can be done by taking on the Sinhalese Buddhist identity , as they could not rely on the support of their close kin in South India anymore. Not even importing brides. The ruling French speaking Normans in England were also forced take this same decision around the 13TH-14TH century and gradually took on an English identity and started to speak English , instead of French

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        S Wickramasekera.. Alright.. what we look for a highly technical insitute’s Chaiman is
        unquestionable honesty and Integrity ,?

        then its better to appoint someone like Mother Teresa?

        Im not sure if this Rohan guy even knows anything about Data which is the new oil that will run entire businesses and countries in years to come. That should be the consideration to run nations nerve center like Telecom.

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        Dear S Wickremasekera
        When applications were called, it did not mention about honesty and Integrity.
        The Government issued a Notice of Expression of Interest in selecting Chairman and Board Directors. The closing date was 18/12/2019. There is also a selection Panel to select experts under that notice. Hope these selections were made with due process as discussed and recommended by the said Selection committee. When issuing such selections it is better to state these names were approved by the Secretary’s Bureau of Presidential Secretariat as Openness and transparency are key ingredients to build accountability and trust, which are necessary for the …

        Is this applies to Mr. Rohana Fernando ??. We are not sure even this guy has made an application before the closing date. For openness we would expect fair play in selecting new Chairman and Board of Directors of SRI LANKA TELECOM. It would be better that SELECTION PANEL (PSC) to issue an official statement with regard to this appointment

    • 17
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      “One step better than sirisena”, is one step out side of the mental hospital.

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      Friends,
      we are not overlooked that there is a Kamba aedhilla between Gotler and Mafia Boss Mahinda.
      -THOSE who are sane are well aware of the facts about Mahinda Balurajapakahya how he appointed his kith and kin in to foreign services. No need to even mention that ballige putha Jaliya Wikramasooriya, who is now under american investigation, for having grabed millions of dollars during his tenure as the former ambassador to the US. He was Rajapakshe ballige putha s nephew or cousin.

      Udayanga WEERATHUNGa WHOSE whereabouts is kept hidden by NEWLY elected govt, is an international criminal to have grabed over 8 millions of US dollars in that MIG flight purchase – about which ONLY late Mr lasantha Wickramatunga went on reporting until he was stabbed to death by GOTABAYA Rajaakshe and his underworld. Remember ?
      Mahinda Balige putha s WHITE outfit is filled with his own excreta and the blood of the nation, that is public secret, but IQ 50 avreage of thi snation would not care anything even if their lovely ones wouuld have been OPENLY murdered down.

      All or more is now released by the BUBBLE of the Mr Ramanayaka s LEAKs, going beyond to WIKILEAKS….. now everyone s redda galawila, but Rajapakshes are still in SPOT light being adulated by punnaku eating majority.
      .
      Days are however numbered these men would be FOUND dead in next step, as is the case with Duterte’s or JVPrs did in 89, in the near future.

      I will be happy, if the followings would have be caught by the latter,

      Wimal buruwanse
      Wasidewa – dried pumpkin
      Gonthadipila
      Mahinda Rajaakshe
      Namal Rajakashe and their blue clad young men
      All these should be punished naturally so that we can see a better future.

    • 22
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      GOSL is a gigantic LAUNDROMAT. Ever since 1948. Only spinning faster since 1977. Much wasted, almost useless, full of holes dirty underwear like so-called directors and chairmen are being RECYCLED every 5 years. So that those shameless cronies can stay afloat. Maintaining their fake status as above-average productive, successful members of Sri Lankan society. WHAT A SCAM! WHAT AN IRONY! It is being done at the expense of the poor tax-paying BLOODY IDIOTS of the Sri Lankan population. Who are drowning under the weight of foreign debt, subsidies to corrupt to Sri Lankan Airlines, etc?
      Cheers!
      PS: 6,9 million MORONS, your SYSTEM CHANGE is here. Enjoy it. You never fail to prove me right. You are STUPID!

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      Not long ago, we were represented by TEA TASTERs, with ZERO qualification in Foreign Services. It was just more than enough ballige putha Mahinda Rajapkshe to decide the kind of candidates, if they were blood related ot the abusive family. Jaliya Wikramsooriya is now under US investigation for all money laundering acts that the bugger et al should be alleged with.

      Very same manner, Udayanga Weerathunga and another Nephew or Cousin was then appointed as an ambassador to Ukranie.. this partiuclar man is now a number INTERPOLE searching crimnal: He is alleged to have stolen over 7 mio or more statefunds in that MIG plane purchase deal, even the current President should be part of. Now every one white clothes are so dirty, but the very same PUNNAKKU eaters dominated srilanka wage the tail to these high criminals.

      May this nation be blessed with all gods, and punish these men sooner than later.

  • 28
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    These people are those wrote big cheques at the Viyathmaga fund raising. That is my guess. Every one appointed to the Every thing related to the Air port is Mahinda Rajapakse people.

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      The guy has been given the job now. So why don’t we just let him get on with it! Who knows, he may be able to rattle the cages of the crooks in the SLT system, and bring about some change. He MOST CERTAINLY cannot do worse than that last clown of a paddy farmer from Polonnaruwa who probably had absolutely no knowledge of the telecom system apart from two ‘pol kattas’ strung between a length of twine!! He still earned a phenomenal amount of salary for doing sweet b-all.

  • 33
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    Colombo Telegraph,

    “It can be confirmed that Rohan Fernando has absolutely no professional knowledge or experience in the Telecommunications business.”

    Is is all about the Tribe and Tribal loyalties. Since he belongs to the Tribe by way of Derana, he is “qualified” to the telecom industry or for any other industry for that matter.

    It all about the Tribe, the Tribe and the tribal rules are above the constitution and the ethics.

    Is the Tribe running out of qualified applicants?

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      Everyone knows how Sirima Bandaranayake ran our Sinhalese Aryans Country. Sinhalese Aryans Country can do whatever they want. Right from the Independent. Sri Lanka ruling by Sinhalese Aryans Leaders.

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        N.Perera, Pear Tree

        Let’s get some facts straight.

        1. “Sirima Bandaranayake” married S W R D Bandranayake.

        Bandaranayake, goes back to the Pandara -Nayakam from Pandya country South India, and therefore, Paras, and are NOT Aryans, Noble, Pure.

        Solomon West Ridgeway ( British) Dias ( Portuguese) Bandaranaike ( Pandyan), All Paras. So, you want them Sinhalese Aryan Leaders?

        Why not call them Para-Leaders, and use common sense?

        2. The Sinhalese are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho just like the Tamils and others, including the Portuguese, Parangios, except the Native Veddah Aethho.

        Original Article
        Published: 07 November 2013
        Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations
        https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

        Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

        3. Perera: They are Portuguese Paras.

        The name was introduced in Sri Lanka by the Portuguese during the period of Portuguese Ceylon, and it derives from the common Portuguese surname Pereira (meaning pear tree). Perera is also a Spanish name. There are other variants in the Iberian Peninsula: Perer (Catalan), Perero, Pereros (Extremadura, Salamanca and Valladolid), Pereyra, Pereyras, Das Pereiras, Paraira (Portuguese), Pereire, Pereyre (Pyrenees), Pereiro, Pereiros (Galician). They all mean pear tree.

        ,

  • 22
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    Over to you Sumanasekara, S.C. Pasqual, Eagle Eye and the rest of the pathetic hypocrites!

    Let me guess; “This is how we do it and you all can go to hell!”?

    Any lame ass justifications Sumanasekara?

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    CT attacks on the present government and its appointments resemble a wild dog attack. Either you remember Sri Lankan people were not born yesterday (they are emerging from a country that was corrupt lawless like never before, from 2015-2019 ) OR you lose any remaining credibility.for continuing support the yamapalana thieves and criminals .

    Rohan is an eminently suitable person for this job. He refused to accept jobs like this before due to other personal business commitments. He will serve Sri Lanka Telecom under new salary below 1oooo Rs much better than the pervious guy who was on 1.1 million!

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      I think it is asking more from the president. Instead asking from some one who donated to the campaign, an unemployed graduate should have been appointed as the chairman cum political authority. Now, this guy earns back what he spent. Even the donator would understand it.

  • 27
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    Rohan Fernando knows how to dial a number and speak on the Telephone. , There is no need to know about the land, Mobile, Satellite, Network Planning. Traffic Engineering and data communication. I doubt whether he knows how to use MS office 365 If agas station cashier could become a President why can’t Raoahan Fernando become the top in Sri Lankan Telecom. That is the standard of Sri Lankan heads of big Technical organization

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      well worded Pon., enough said.
      SLT should have considered very important for the digital based economy the fake Technocrat always mentions. Sadly its not followed up. Wonder what is the opinion of the dodgy 4 member commitee of guys like Godahewa, Dian Gomes etc…?

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      Ponniah, you know nothing about Rohan Fernando. He is an upright and efficient administrator. Also his salary will be limited under the new Government regulations (not reported by CT). All you people can do is cultivate division and hatred.

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        gonna Adrianna,
        I responded to your disparaging witless comments but have had no response,
        why can’t you fight the truth. ?
        cheers, R. J.

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          Rev Johnpillai,
          .
          ‘why can’t you fight the truth. ?’
          .
          I’d rather fight the lies, like yours.

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            Adrianna,
            without dodging the bullets, why on earth cant you proclaim to the whole wide world the malicious lies that I am proclaiming. ?
            if you cannot do so, I can fund you to become a real true Adrianna.
            the pleasure is all mine.
            =======.
            cheers, R. J., the one & only. ?

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        Adrian Aged 13 3/4

        “He is an upright and efficient administrator. “

        If so why would Gota/Mahinda/Basil mothers of all evil appoint him to a top job? Are you saying they are mad or are they just biding their time until an auspicious time is found to pounce?

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      GR was not a gas station cashier, he was the Unix administrator for the Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, California. He is well versed in computers and software. You can call the university and verify if you please. Be educated with facts before you spout falsehood of a person.

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        JJ it doesn’t matter what he was. As long as the comment is critical of him, CT will print it. So far they have not printed a single positive action of the President.

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        JJ

        Gota worked in a software house.
        In your next comment/typing hope you may not claim Gota was a professor and father of Quantum Computing. That would be too much given that he was bestowed a DSc by Colombo University for mass killing.

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        JJ the peepee.
        how on earth did he start life in the usa.?
        wasn’t he a gas filler and a lavatory cleaner.?
        please do not hold your candle to help give some sort of recognition to this shark rearing bogus war criminal of the highest caliber [ order ] bogus vegetarian who takes sadistic pleasure in his pets gobbling up the remains of the live human white van victims.
        ——-
        after beginning to occupy the royal commode while being interviewed by the BBC hard talk program and when the issue of the pet sharks cropped he sheepishly stated the biggest lie on this planet of ours – they are my wife’s pets.
        if one looks at that docile placid lady she at all 24 hours of the day carries a look of fear on her much mangled up face.
        behind the curtains, I can only fathom od the difficult fear-ridden pathetic life she has to undergo even being a kallathoni first lady of the stinky sorry Lanka which is by the second being dragged and down the pallan from where a Jesus christ resurrection is only a wet chee barai dream.
        ——
        cheers, R. J., the one & only.?

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    God Bless Chee Lanka…

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    Amazing the tiger never changed its spot. Gotabaya has forgotten his Viyath Maga policy and now appointing family and friend’s family. What a shameful act. The little hope I had on Gota to change the country has also been flushed into the toilet. Next flush Sri Lanka down the toilet. Recently I was in Sri Lanka for 4 weeks and extensively used the taxi cabs. All those drivers, each one of them told me that they are thoroughly disappointed as Gota is appointing Family and Friends to high positions. Gota has forgotten that 43% of the voters voted against him and at the next election there is no way Rajapakse will get his 2/3 majority.

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    Rohan Fernando is not only a tea exporter, but an exporter of hydro-extracted fruit juices. His integrity is unquestionable. His predecessor was drawing a salary of over Rs 2 million a month. If his salary is only Rs 100,000 per month, the government is very lucky that he accepted this appointment, when considering the legal implications of being the Chairman of SLT.

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      One time there was a political appointee called Lal De Mel who was chairman Insurance corporation. He was appointed by Chandrika and was a very unpopular appointee.

      But when Chandrika lost and UNP came into power in 2003, he claimed to be UNP and attempted to continue as Chairman. Finally the unions at the Insurance corporation had to protest and force him out.
      Hope there is no connection between him and this writer

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      This 2M monthly salary reduced to 100K is a big joke. We all know in this kind of a job in this country, the so called ‘salary’ is just a pittance not even 1% of the total loot the person earns in a month, the majority comes with perks and commissions and kick backs etc.,

      so dont fool us with comparing the salary reduction, it makes no sense at all. Rajpaksas should have employed thousands of qualified professionals for this job., So what is the political leadership show to the young engineers ? just there is no hope in the county as the sole Telecom monopoly helm goes to a O/L qualified tea taster?

      Thats why 90% fresh Engineering graduates leave the country after graduation.

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    This is Cronyism, Rajapaksa style….unqualified “yes men” filling positions, without a clue. Another way to control what the media says eh? Free speech is being muzzled, and “democracy” will be a joke. Whatever happened to appointing qualified officials, and holding up a higher standard?

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    Those who are interested to know how the ‘Jadapalana’ Government under Dr. Ranil has played out money and wasted tax payers’ money please watch ‘Aluth Parlimentuwa’ program in Derana TV on 22 January 2020. Chapa Bandara told what has happened in the Ministry of Health, CWE, Ministry of Cultural Affairs and DFCC Bank.

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      There you are, with a typical response to boot!

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    they came to power for giving appointments to their henchmen an lackeys so they can continue stealing and while we majority of fools including the clergy was yawning with deshapremi stories.
    These politicians would never allow this country and people to go forward. What a mess of this beautiful island. All these old scrap should retire from politics if we need to move forward.

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    “One step better than sirisena”, is one step out side of the mental hospital.

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    Gota will do what he wants and he will make many mistake who cares the appointed chairman’s ,directors and working directors will make many mistakes who cares . If Gota don’t care for the country why should we bother let him ruin the country and his friends , relatives and party supporters we have to change this political system as long as people want to have the this political system to continue things of this nature will happen .

    The politicians are getting richer and richer people are getting poorer no improvement to quality of life what is happening today in Lebanon should happen in Sri Lanka and should throw these politicians into the ocean

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    another delight of paradise

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    One need to have specific experience in the telecom or any industry to lead that industry.

    How can you clean the place up when you have no technical knowledge or operational knowledge in that industry. It is another joke in the jokers paradise. Probably this is the Sri Lankan yard stick for measuring meritocracy. Watch this space more to come.
    Enjoy the Fun!!

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    Typical Lankan politics “Come with a bang and go out in fizzle”. Whats new ????? If people have not got it yet I will repeat it for you. When our politicians promise some thing , you can be assured it is the right opposite is what, is in their mind. How simple is this, yet our morons seems to have failed in understanding.

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    We all can go back to 2010.Mahinda Family and his relatives to all important ministries and embassies and how they robbed this nation without any evidence and escaped judiciary and came back to power with a few words of propaganda such as bond scam, constitutional reform to divide the country, Easter bombing brought international terrorism and selling through MCC our motherland to USA.

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    thank’s to the lord after being arrested at Yakko Gus gannina time by heavily armed police led by then S. I. of the modera police while being living in nawala which is and was belonging to the welikada police station.
    both my ex-wife and I were arrested on trumped-up charges of being involved in running an entire as a foreign employment agent. the arresting team of 5 was led by then S.I. Chula de silva whose only qualification to go up and up the ranks in the corrupted much-maligned police force was that is the father in law of Ajantha Mendis, the ex Lankan cricketer who was a loyal rajapuka loyalist.
    =======
    thanks to the son in law he obtained rapid promotions and I later found out that he was the S.P. responsible for the Colombo district traffic police a few years ago…
    =======
    our arrests were stage-managed by D.I.G. sirija Senanayake, who was nothing but a bribe-taking woman lusting cad who would have had many a field day getting in and out of the pants/panties of the so-called complainant who was a pretty burger woman.
    this 24-hour cad with a permanent erection even cast his lecherous eyes on my ex-wife when she ran into him.
    he’s is if he’s polluting the good planet and was a lay preacher at the Borella St. Lukes Church and if any of you are aware of his present whereabouts please let me have them as I want to thank him for his attempt to take my freedom away by framing up false charges accusing as a Tamil tiger which I never was and never was till this very second.
    due to this and being tipped off by my immediate neighbour who told me that the always corrupt to the core C. I. D were in nawala enquiring about me.

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      RJ
      Reading your hate filled anti Sri Lankan comments in the past , it was very evident that you had an axe to grind against the country of your birth, and more specifically the majority community. Now that you’ve set the record straight , I have nothing but sympathy for you and wish you all the best.

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        nosey parker,
        i do not need your’s or any sympathies from any of your nosey classless, caste doubtful Yakko clan who now have an elected an American kallathoni without a valid ruling license or experience has ever since 1956 have driven the once-prosperous rice exporter down and down the pallan into the deepest of a cesspit.
        am I right or wrong. ?
        if so, why is it is allowed to continue and continue. ?
        please educate an illiterate para de mala. ?
        ======
        both my ex-wives were from your yak clan and i hold a Ph.D. in the art of seducing yak ladies and give them the best times of their lives in every imaginable aspect and position.
        a new modern version of the kama sutra is being authored by me and will hit the bookstands soon. I am told by my harem of yak ladies that it will the best seller ever to be published.
        a few of these yak ladies have in fondness and on being sent to nirvana named me as the Kalu Goldfinger.
        I wonder why. ?.
        most of my male mates are also Yakko’,.i have more of the yaks of both sexes than my own Tamil community.
        cheers, R. J., the one & only. ?
        .

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    This is too harsh. At least Rohan F’do has run a business. What have previous governments done ? What did Sirisena’s brother do to deserve 2 million a month as chairman SLT ?

    How about Sagala Ratnayake’s jobless brother ( before his appointment to Lake House as chairman he was looking after his children at home !). This guy was made Chairman Lake House then Chairman Port’s authority and now Chairman NDB ( as Ranil’s nominee)

    So what we are saying is it is OK if Sirisena or Ranil does it, but bad when Rajapakses appoint someone !

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      Kavan Ratnayake is a physics degree holder from the USC, and did a good job as country head of IBM and later a senior manager at Dialog. Having worked under him for a few years I would think he is infinitely more capable than an A level failed teataster!

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    Yes quite a flip and somersault by this guy who previously was critical of the Rajapakses, but ala Dilip Jayaweera and Ada Derana was seen with GR towards the latter part of the campaign close to GR. . Married to Amunugama’s daughter (fake minister for Finance when the MR coup took place in October,) this guy is clueless, has never worked in the telecom industry, was a tea taster which in those days were reserved for the pukka sahibs with no educational qualifications, and now will repay his master and idol GR by ensuring that Ada Derana will continue to write fake stuff about the political opponents meanwhile praising the new guru and rataygiyer mahathaya GR whose management style is visiting institutions and being the expert on all sectors provides advise and instructions on now the affairs of these institutions should be conducted. More importantly being clueless, Sri Lanka Telecom will now become a conduit for spying and eavesdropping on conversations of journalists, activists and all those decent human beings who know right from wrong, have moral values and ethics and who do not subscribe to the low depths that the Rajapakses have sunk to retain power. What a joke and a let down b y GR who appointed a fake committee of ratbags with dubious past to make appointments based on meritocracy. It is only the start of the wave and soon the state institutions will be in undated with riff raff in key positions who will be his master’s voice. Sri Lanka deserves what it gets by voting in no hopers who use racism and religion to achieve their ends.

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    Is he going to be making tea at Srilanka Telecom or do tea tasting there

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      renu,
      with his inside knowledge of the tea industry and also with the experience he has cultivated over the years he will be the best tea-making sexy boy that the Sri Lankan telecom has ever had and will ever have.
      ======
      cheers, R. J., the one & only. ?

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    Bonanzas for Vipathmanga crooks, fake news makers of derana and Hiru, and ladies of the ladies’ man aka US Gas Station Assistant ….

    …….Way to go ….to salvage the dead economy. !!!

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    The chairman does not have to have any related technical knowledge as he/she is the political authority. He must have unquestionable allegiance to the politicians by whom he was appointed. /He donated considerable sum and he will far far more than what he gave.
    It should have been better if tea EXPORT authority was established to promote tea export and this person was govern the chair person post.
    Our politicians are corrupt and find the easy way. Voter always loses.

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      Former Chairpersons of SLT are professionals like FVV Watson and Professor KKYW Perera and thereafter useless ones are Hemasiri Fernando and Thilanga Sumathipala

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    Will Geetha Kumarasinghe get at least Governor Central Bank Post? Afterall Sarath Amunugama should put in a word for Gota.

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    “Meanwhile sources close to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Security detail speaking to Colombo Telegraph said that the government is fixated on intercepting, tapping and monitoring phone calls of Journalists, rights activists, intelligence officers, NGO’s and also several of its citizens.”

    Excellent, with this kind of intelligence gathering, there will be no more Easter-type attacks. Gota’s man at CID will have not to go through Courts to wiretap phone calls. He can simply call Gota’s man at telecom and the job will be done. Citizens who are not doing anything wrong will feel no difference.

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    Look how nice polished and up market this couple looks.
    They could have easily being in Dr Rani’s Elite Anglican Faction not the other one.-
    of course.

    I didn’t even read his CV,
    He wouldn’t have come for a job which pays only LKR 100 thou a month unless he is passionate and loves to help Prez Nandasena’.s cleansing mission..

    Wonder how much Yahapalana suckers choice Sira’s Bro collect each month?.
    And of course Dr Rani’s right hand man from Malwatta Dayaka Sabawa boss, Kira’s extended family collect?.

    This must be peanuts, I guess..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Look how nice polished and up market this couple looks.”

      So what do they know about the poor inhabitants of this island of whom “4.1% of the population lives below the national poverty line in 2016. In Sri Lanka, the proportion of employed population below $1.90 purchasing power parity a day in 2016 is 0.8%” – http://www.adb.org 2019?

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        Dear Native,,

        So there are under Two Dollars a Day inhabitants in Lankawe..
        I am glad you have finally realized it..

        Pity you couldn’t read Economic Stats when Dr Rani, Sampathar ,Galleon Ravi Mangala Samare, Dr Jayamapathy and the other rest were giving the suckers UNP Yahapalanay in bucket loads.

        While UNP Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka was demolishing the Judiciary, as well as the Back and Front Yards of the Colombo Elite Households in Colombo.

        How about you backing Prez Nandasena’s non partisan Mission now .to give minimum LKR 1000 a day , which Nande has already started with the Thamil Bros , your TNA Politicians never talked about..

        BTW how much is LKR 1000 in USD?…Native..

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    CT: The politicial and judicial systems in SL have been stripped naked? Is this the only thing you have to talk about ? :( Yahapalana supporters must be finding difficult to watch the news these days.

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    Don’t you worry. There are many more to come. Bensen

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