14 July, 2020

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Gota’s ‘One Country One Law’ Doctrine In Shambles: Outrage Over Thonda’s 6 Day Funeral And VIP Pilgrimages

A six day funeral for CWC leader Arumugam Thondaman, the SLPP aligned upcountry politico has sparked outrage with thousands of people violating curfew and flouting social distancing regulations in the Hill Country and Colombo to pay respects with the police turning a blind eye to the fiasco.

According to official police figures more than 65,000 people have been arrested throughout the island for violating the quarantine curfew. Scores have been arrested for failing to wear face-masks outdoors since the quarantine ended.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Government has actively propagated the doctrine “one country-one law” through its private media wing and police department in response to calls to end the forcible cremation of Muslims even when they have not been diagnosed with coronavirus. Howls of protests by Muslims and activists over the use of the coronavirus crisis to crackdown on dissent and discriminate against minorities have been ignored by President Gotabaya and his team on the basis that all Sri Lankans must make sacrifices to battle the virus.

However Thondaman’s funeral has continued to draw large crowds in the plantations as the cortege travels from hill country station to station. The deceased politico’s son has also used the funeral procession to launch his political career from the sun-roof of a SUV. Thondaman Junior has already been replaced as the CWC candidate on the SLPP nomination list. In Kotagala a police car was seen escorting the procession which was a mass gathering in violation of quarantine regulations.

The Center for Monitoring Election Violence has lodged a formal complaint with the Elections Commission saying the funeral had been used by the SLPP replacement candidate as a campaign parade. The Elections Commission has been largely silent over multiple election violations taking place in the guise of fighting corona virus. When it does crack down on complaints, the Government reacts by blaming the Commission for the difficulty to distribute relief.

Meanwhile in a further display of blatantly discriminatory application of the law President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa visited historic Buddhist temples for Poson Poya ceremonies, proudly posting photos of the religious events on their official social media accounts. However all mosques remained shut for the Eid festival and an islandwide curfew has been declared on Poson Poya preventing the gathering of pilgrims at religious places.

Namal Rajapaksa took part in the Aloka Pooja at Tissamaharama Rajamahavihara on Saturday while President Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in religious ceremonies at Somawathiya in Polonnaruwa. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attended religious ceremonies at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

Social media users expressed outrage at how laws did not seem to apply to ruling party politicians and even their supporters while ordinary citizens continue to be inconvenienced and face arrest for quarantine violations. (By Janakie Mediwake)

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  • 80
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    Rajapkse governments attitude toward the general public is exposed again in the funeral tamasha of upcountry politician Thondman. It also exposed racially motivated political culture of the country. People favors to vote to the candidate of their own race and create a megalomaniac who will abandon his own race in order to get favors from ruling elites of Rajapkses. When that man dies he will be rejuvenated as hero who uplifted his community and thousands of people gather at his funeral worshiping dead human body.
    Also death of the man created good stage for Rajapakses to promote dead man’s son as political candidate in the next election. At least politicians of north have not swallowed Rajapakse pill of quick ascendancy to richness yet.
    Government has make lot of social restriction to ordinary citizens to overcome COVID epidermic. Even though restriction make normal life difficult for people, they took restrictions in good spirit and put up with them well. They also was unhappy with Muslims for asking unfair favors for their funeral.
    Directer general of health services Dr Jasinghe and Police spokesperson were commended for their action to suppress spread of COVID. Rajapkses has made mockery of these good people effort by breaking all the rules of social distancing in order to gain vote from upcountry peoples. They are crazy about getting 2/3 majority and convert country to autocratic rule. It is the duty of the masses to annihilate their selfish motives to save few resources left in the country.

    • 66
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      Dr Jasinghe and POlice SPOKESMAN owe a public statement today as to why the law was neglected by them in this funeral ?.
      .-
      I think if Dr Jasinghe is honest, he would have to RESIGN….
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      The same should be with Depty IGP Ajitha Rohana even if he is talented at narrating fairy tales about srilanken police in recent times.

      • 55
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        Has a public official ever resigned even if they got caught red handed dipping into the cookie jar or serious misconduct.

        In Sri Lanka they are the ones that get rewarded, look at the military promotions, diplomatic postings, postings to public corporations. These are not people picked for their qualification or ability. Then again what else can you expect when you have a 7Eleven clerk as head of state.

      • 18
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        These are more info about

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbujmI5TNEo

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfkMXVqeQ6c

        These are literally the truth.

        I think people should come out of their long slumber.
        :
        These rascals, would never deliver … these men are even worst than that of SIRISENA goyya.

    • 61
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      What is the difference between Mahinda Rajaakshe and Thondaman?

      Mahinda Rajakashe brainwashed southerners that would be caught by any kind of blatant lies being spread for Rajapakshe political survival: So birds of a feather flock together matches here well.
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      Thonadaman not born even in Srilanka but cheated PLANTATION tamils knowing their untold stories very well, but achieved nothing much towards the upliftment of the lives of those poor people, that are seen as held in slavaries.

      • 7
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        leelagamalli: Why seek differences? I see something in common and that is to “HOLD” the Innocent “Gullible” and as “SLAVES”. Isn’t that a “Brilliant Talent” of both MR & Thonda?

    • 42
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      Please listen to this link below.
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      Gota promised something and doing totally something against what he pledged.
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      So people have lost their hopes.

      • 8
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        Hopes? What hopes? If anyone had hopes, it should have been what they get now.

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        Mr. leela ge …..,
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        That LINK looks like EMPTY.
        Same as your head.

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          Ms. Pasqual,
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          Get your Punnaku and leave us in peace. THere are lot more that follow my POSTS than those of yours. You are welcome to only to back licking services. Go to cage and lick your bones. I dont want to be impolite but there is no other langague you the rascals would ever get it seriously.
          :

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      Those people’s beloved TV channels – i am talking about DERANA BP TV and HIRU TV are dead silent about the breaking laws regarding ” SOCIAL DISTANCING” in that funeral gathering.
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      Not even SIRASA TV seems tohave guts to CALL A SPADE A SPADE why ?
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      COming colour is no good – RAJAPKSHE BHIISHANAYA is in making ? schizophrenic psychosis is gradually in making. those were the days, many had no right to experss their heart out, but lived like slaves – unfortunatley, very same slaves to have forogtten almost everything and get them back to power – ? is not comphrehensible at all
      Era prior to 2015 under mahinda ‘s junta regime was so brutal…even after war is no longer there.
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      . That was so brutal and ended up; people coming from various walks of lif being together, were able to hang the bugger on his own window being defeated to all unexpected levels. This time, it will be even dangerous for them,. wait and see..

      • 5
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        Dear leelagemalli,
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        I think that you are doing a fantastic job. How yo find the time, beats me.
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        The videos are good, but they all announce something that never comes true. They predict that the people will put these dishonest people in their places. It never happens. The voting pattern at the Presidential Elections proves the point.
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        The people remain politically ignorant and unimaginative. They vote as “family-herds”. That does not mean that we should give up, but we have to re-think our strategy.
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        You are doing more than can be expected of you. I have seen all the writing that you’re doing in the Sinhalese section of CT. We cannot expect more from you. Educating through Sinhala is very important. The Youtubes that you have been linking us to are one way to get across to one section of the Sinhalese public. However, not every Sinhalese has the equipment, the data, or the time, to see those programme – but they are very important in reaching out to some persons.
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        This has to be a joint effort, and your now positive attitude to Champa is proof that for you “the cause” is more important than your ego.
        .
        I’m going to comment on the Sepal Amarasinghe video, and on Arjuna Mahendran’s article.

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          Dear Mr SM, I missed you y day. But glad you are there today. You are constantly encouraging me or the like and thanks so much. That means to us a lot. We risk a lot, but dont want to end up being one another RUGBY player got murdered down to the manner, JAMAL KHASHOGI destined it. May you Live healthy and long for that matter.

          I consider you as soul-connected to me and the like but only that we dont get to see is no good. I could accompany you to KL oneday on my cost, if things would work good. It is just a matter of time. But I keep busy with my job and the stuff round the clock apart from the postings being made to this and other forums.
          May well be if all would work out good, we could meet in Maharagama when travelling to lanka in December.

          I would like to organise few more issues that I have been thinking of implementing once I get close to real honest personalities. I do want good articles being published also in sinhala. Like for example the one focused on BREAKING laws in THONDAMAN funeral should also be published in SINHALA and TAMIL langs. There we need to hire a person if we dont have someone to stay tuned to do the job.

      • 2
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        Mr. leela ge …..
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        Yep.
        You can “,. wait and pee..”
        No issues.

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        leelagemalli ,

        One small correction ! 6.9 million racist Beeshanaya is in the
        making ! Rajapakshas not alone in the circus ! This is a country
        that is madly in love watching Circuses of their choice . We
        have thousands of ways to describe the situation without much
        toil . The country doesn’t want to see truth . It doesn’t want to
        get out of darkness . There were about eight hundred students
        to be picked up from Belarus ! There were students in Nepal !
        That is our future generation seeking Top level Education
        from countries of Very High Standard Education in the world
        to come back and serve mother Lanka ! Not a single one of them
        pays for her or his education compared to the children of the
        developed world . Just wasting parent’s money for show off and
        in most cases Short Cuts to gain access to our tough system .
        You can look at other areas of life in the country with similar
        approach . It is all about short cuts and ending up suicidal !

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          Thank you Why Why ? Where had you been all these weeks ? Please dont let the buggers ruin this nation. We dont want PASQUAL to allow the poor folks fall from frying pan to the fire.
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          Buddhagama is the RELIGION of the many, but they promote RACISM, BARBARISM and all various high crimes, since the nation is misled by BPs born to Medamulan Cave.

          See what is being telecasted today in the TV, poverty levels are similar to that of BLACK africa or latin america. They the ballige puthas go on self-congradutlating… how come they behave that heartless while the tax payers funds being wasted for their SUKAWIHARNAAYA…. that should go to end if not today when ?

          • 1
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            leelagemalli ,

            Thank you for the reply leelagemalli . There are times you feel
            run down and need a break so I decided to slow down a little
            to allow some fresh air into my system . And the fight against
            injustice , racism and one sided pseudo nationalism will not
            stop . Cheers !

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      Dear Mr Sinhala Man,
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      we need your thoughts on this as one living in UVA province – what you think about the breaking laws by first and second citizens in that funeral gathering. Thi s not to be treated with total ignorance, if thousands of POOR people would be infected, that will spread so fast within srilankens as is the case in some countries in Africa today. We are not that powerful nation, even if our total stupid leadership self-congradulate on and on, if the begging bowl would not be filled next, the country will have to welcome with the status of SUDAN:::: remember or Mali/Malawi or the like minded countries.
      :
      In a country /nation even dog’s excreta is being promoted as no different to wedding cakes by Mahinda Rajakshe – why the law and order men stay as if they are caught by SHOKING therapy ?
      . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_therapy_(psychiatry)

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        Mr. leela ge …..,
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        Stop bothering Mr Sinhala Man. He has stopped helping idiots.

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          Ms Pasqual,
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          let us help you… i ve got enough psychologists/psychiatrist or any other Neuro surgeon I think could help you getting you back to normal, but you head should agree with that…. do you at all have a head ?
          Or that is fully taken away by Rajapakshes manthra ?
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          Please go and see in your mirror, no doubt you will get shocked on the spot.
          :
          May all divine forces be on your side getting you back to normal ::::

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            Don’t waste your time. he/she is a lost cause. He/She has had the face too close to Rajapaksa’s butt for too long.

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              Burt,-
              that they have in their genes. Unfortunately the saddest reality.
              Even if their lovely ones would have been raped on broad day light, the kinda mentality would not be subjected to due changes.
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              I am very sorry for Pasqual. She or He depending on CHROMOSOMAL pair, he or she needs good therapies to relinquish their addiction to RAJAPKSHE mantra.

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          Ms Pasqual,

          OMG – Are you tight ?
          EVEN proof of your incontinence. that comes from someone who insulted Mr Sinhala Man all the time ?
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          And all these alone prove that you dont have insight into human nature.
          :
          Only a cage could do lot more good to your kind of low lives. Please grow up SCP. THat is not that difficult.

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    My dear…..,
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    People have already started their day today life.
    .

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      Ms Pasqual,
      you would not see the danger here, you go to your cage and wait your bones. Thank you. You the kind of disgusting monsters would stay until death as slaves becasue you cant see it beyond. Basta. Really a curse to srilanken community. I heard you to have earned some degree qualifications, but what is worth of them while you betray the nation being a total-ignorant ?

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      SCP,
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      are at all normal ? Dont you have a heart ?Are you homo sapiens or an another nianderthal ?
      .
      but to please further rascals and whatever they would do abusing people this way. Let alone bps have fullfilled the promises made to this community which is 1000-rps of pay hike immediately after GOTA came to power… now nothing among the pledges made to the nation is fulfilled … nevertheless to work on voter-grabbing tactics ?

      To me this funeral would have been that of Mahinda Rajakshe, could be a news to celebrate because I know – he is the maifia boss and GOta is CHILD-POLITICIAN… who knows nothing beyond nail biting before his brother MAHINDA (an another Thondaman by his nature).
      .

    • 10
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      SCP
      Do you mean some people?

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        Yes SJ, always the same, Ms Pasqual does not care about anything being uttered by his which should be located not in his head but somewhere else. That is her usual mime. Not even 10 year old would react that way. At least he should train himself to be silent to the manner Gota has been all along. So long even if a DOWN SYNDROM patient remains silent can be seen as intelligent. hahah..

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          SJ,
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          I have worked with DS patients and that is why my example was taken that way. : Dont feel it like insulting them. I have a greater respect on DS and autist patients.

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            Mr. Leela ge …..
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            Of course.
            One should always respect their kind.

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              Mrs SCP,
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              I mean on gentics basis.These may be greek to you, but the truths. We have produced lot more new drugs for DS patients. Google will help you widening your LINGMADI knowledge.
              :
              Today thanks to our efforts, medicine has discovered lot more life extending drugs to them. Selective drugs . The same is the case with AIDs patients than few decades ago. We ve got to know 85 year olds that to have lived with HIV for consecutive decades. .. really wonders.. or not ?

              We will also develop a pill that will help you guys, in shortening your hallozination periods after easily being caught by abusive politics in my motherland.

    • 8
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      Mr. Pasqual
      Enlighten me. It is normal to have full day.curfew on Sundays, pre Poson day and Poson day.
      Do not exhibit your back licking so obviously

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        Dilshan,
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        he is now naked. Nothing to display any more.
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        They simply dont care about any kind of law and order. Civilized cultures are new to the tribal folks. THat we learn more day by day from Rajapakshes behavoiiurs. So, how can his blind believers be better ?

    • 3
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      S. C. Pasqual,

      ” People have already started their day today life. “
      Yes in CT, day to day life goes without problems, though once in a while Royal Aanduwa ban it in Lankawe. But in Maligawatte, Malaiyaham, Mullaitivu, Mattagalappu like places, people may wake up, eyes may be covered with moister, paths are not clear. So, can you talk about them instead of Bald Heads, Royal Family, Arumugam…………

  • 49
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    My Grand Mother told us kids a story. There was a preacher who was preaching to his congregation not to eat meat. When he went home for dinner his wife served him a vegetable soup. He yelled at his wife, and the wife said ” you told while preaching not to eat meat”. He turned back to his wife and said ” preaching is for the congregation not for us both”.

    This is exactly how the Gota- Mainda- Pohottuwa” think.

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      Mr BUDDHIST@
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      Why people as a whole cant see it right let alone today ? Why should they go after rascals that suck the blood of poor of the poor on broad day light. Mahinda Rajakashes s doctrine continue today under his brother placing him in his position as the president, but law and order, respect and dignity, are totally ignored by these duo for their political gains.
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      Can this country be led by the kind of bitch’s sons this way ? People should and must rise up being unable to tolerate this kind of steps being taken, by putting the life of the people in danger. If POOR communities would be infected by fast spreading COVID 19 virus, the entire nation will have to get caught, no choice. Srilanka s standards are far poor so that they can achieve a lot if the numbers would increase drastically. This should be very clear to the nation … by health authorities, however, to date, such authorities have been given no chance to react accordingly having kept their men from millitary as the leading figures in each ministry .. May curse be converged to get rid of mahinda and his malicious politics from my home country, then the day dawns where we can all keep hopes for a better future with ” one law one country”:

  • 35
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    When in power the SLPP and the President can violate the law and use the COVID19 crisis to do Election propaganda cunningly. The President applies one law to his family dynasty and another law to the common man. I wish the voters will teach SLPP a lesson when elections are held. EC is keeping mum because there is a problem within EC

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      Kuviyam@
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      voters ? What voters are you taking about ?
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      If voters are from SRILANKA – they would repeat like grass eaters. No matter even their lovely ones would have been raped by Rajaakshes and their henchmen, the caravan would move forward. That is the doctrine, that has brainwashed of the PASQUALS and EAGLE EYE or the like srilanken across the country.
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      But for sure, as is the case in flourishing AFRICA, it will take few more decades modayas to turn out see it beyond. Trust me, this wave effect, would not be stopped, even if those PLANTATION tamils and their pay-hikes as promised are not fulfilled to them.

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        True Leelagemalli. when do you think the low illiteracy country will wake up from sleep and pin the Mahinda dynasty in a coffin?. Sri Lanka is not a country for the Political dynasty Monarchy period is over. Gota poses like Dutugemunu whose ancestors were Tamils This is pure history.

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          General literacy and political literacy are two different terms.
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          Even if former President was the ultra Modaya, stupid person – one thing he revealed during that 52-day coup was – ” cultural ties within the country by name – PERAL OF INDIAN OCEAN – is thousand times powerful than other bonds”.
          Meaning:
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          1) No matter even if their lovely ones would have been raped and murdred, but the messages tranmitted to the nation – putting the MAHA SANGAYA PINGONAS – ultra stupid covered by RED ROBES in the front places of the parades, could work for taming even all devils across the country.
          .
          2)Young generations and their thoughts and minds are being kept under controlled or tamed – by the MEDIA MAFIA (Rajakshe media mafia through PVT TVs such as HITU TV and Derana TV).
          See, former govt achieved a lot for the HEALTH SECTOR – not that I support them, but I see the facts and facts, by reducing the prices of over 80 drugs (heart drugs and cancer drugs), highly expensive heart stents being sold to 1/3 of prices than those paid previsouly… all these were not INFORMED to the nation, becasue Rajakshe mafia men together with GMOA worked die hard to send the message disadavantageous to the FORMER govt. This was clearly seen, if you would study the facts.

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            leelagemalli I agree that General and Political literacy are 2 different things. Do you say out of the literate Sri Lankans only a small percentage is politically illiterate? I am sure they read papers and watch the biased social media Let us leave out Sanga in this discussion as they are more interested in saving Buddhism and the people who follow that religion. In the name of Buddhism, the Rajapakse dynasty is misleading Sanga. Just falling on the foot of Maha Nayakas and worshiping does not prove he is a strong Buddhist and following the preachings of Buddha, What is in their herat is different

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              K@
              Let me clear you your doubts about the truths about buddhism being practised in our motherland. This I got to know better after coming to know real buddhists In Europe and California. What is being practised by almost 100% of buddhagama followers (not necessarily buddhism as taught by LORD BUDDHA going by non-violence) in srilanka are not real buddhism. They are mere followers of a life style. THat is not based on NON-VIOLENCE either. They wear a thick band of PIRITHA noole, even if they are on their way to kill someone on the contract of their pay masters. Many buddhagama followers dont respect even 5 precepts TODAY. Best example is MAHINDA RAJAPSKHE. He cheats almost masses that are really in NEED today. SO does his brother GOTABAYA louder as they could. But all is seen and painted as buddhists ? how mean these men should be before the naive/gullible/easy targets ?.
              I am also among ones who were born to a buddhist family. But I myself became very much atypical after moving out of the country and having learned a lot about many religions as of today. But as a good will making ritual, I have also been very much into almsgiving to BUDDHAGAMA monks as srilnaken BUDDHAGAMA followers continue it yet today – however, I continued it unitl ” YEARS ago.

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                leelagemalli I agree with you. regarding Buddhism / The preachings of Lord Buddha are great. That is why Emperor after the Kaling war when he saw the Blood in the river where the Kalng war was fought changed his mind and followed Buddhism He being a Hindu was responsible for the spread of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Burma South East Asia China Afghan etc. Like Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam there are divisions within those religions created by the followers. This is similar to split in UNP, TNA, SLFP, etc Sri Lankan Buddhism, and Burmese Buddhism are follow the principle of Non-Violenc. The Politicians used it to deceive masses to win votes. They frequently visit Mahanayakes worship them to show to rural masses that they are true Buddhists. . The Buddhist monks create issues in Temples and Muslim areas wear sunglasses. carry iPhone argue with people on the roadside . and behave like thugs Some started talking in Tamil to win the hearts of Tami. Buddhists worship Vishnu Ganesh Pathini Bairva and Karthigeya.

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                  Dear K@

                  they are not typcial buddhists so please just name them BUDDHAGAMA followers.
                  :
                  Buddhism is a great philosphy based on NON-VIOLENCE. sadly for our karma, what is being practised in CURRENT day srilanka is HINDUISM JATHAKA KATHA PLUS SINHALA BUDDHAGAMA. Placing so called SAFFRON robed men in their parades, politicians of the day ruin this country. It is all because then only they can further mislead the easy targets.
                  :
                  My granny told me, some people are so cruel as nothing would go easily to their skulls. No matter even 40% of the Nation would be without the basics, they highly corrupted men in politics, would not relinquish their affinity to corrupt handlings. When that would end in SL is only a dream.

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          Kuviyam,
          ‘Regime Change’ mafia, ‘Koti Diaspora, racist TNA politicians put Mahinda dynasty in a coffin and buried in 2015. But in 2019, Sinhala voters dug the grave, opened the coffin, resuscitated and brought Mahinda dynasty to life.

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            Who helped Mahinda dynasty to win the war against LTTE. More than 14 countries supported them and gave logistic support including India, Pakistan., China, the US, and more countries,. You can’t deny that. Why are you hiding real facts ?. You can do that Sri Lankan rural masses If it is face battle with LTTE without any support the results would have been different. We all know what happened in the 30-year internal war. How many Aircraft were destroyed? Go into the Youtube and watch It is a rebellion by LTTE like JVP two rebellion against the government. Why GOTA is only talking only about the LTTE war . It is because LTTE warriors were Tamils

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              Pakistan and China did not provide logistic support. They sold arms to Sri Lanka when the West was playing cat-and-mouse at a critical time,
              Do you not know the kind of logistic support that the US and India gave. Anything comparable by any other?
              *
              Are you saying that the LTTE had no foreign support. Officially not perhaps.
              Ask yourself why they would not denounce some of the filthiest acts of the US.
              By 2002 the US had made clear that it was dumping the LTTE.
              The LTTE was doomed by antagonizing every potential friend.

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    At least now accept reality. The island of Sri Lanka is a collection of 3 different nations with different laws. That’s how it was historically and that’s how it is today. No number of killings can change that fact. Funny thing is the Madamulana Mafia accepts it but denies it to ordinary people!

    Gotabaya is a total failure. Racism that propelled him to victory in November 2019 is destroying the country and ultimately the Madamulana Mafia too. Live by the racism sword, die by the racism sword!

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      The island actually has had two nations from ancient and historic times . The Sinhalese and the Sri Lankan or Eelam Tamils . The so called third nation that you are alluding to , the Sri Lankan Muslims are not a nation at all, but a religious identity that does not have an ancient history in the island and have no history in the island of ruling or ancient habitation or owning any land. If fact they were barred from owning any land until the late 1800s , when the British reversed this law. Until then only the Sinhalese and the indigenous ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils were allowed to own private lands. Contrary to what they claim they are not descended from Arabs or any other western Asian , North African or North Indian or Central Asian people, if there is , this ancestry is negligible and is confined to a few hundred trading families , and that to in small amounts. They are descended from immigrant Tamil Dravidian converts to Islam , who started to migrate to the island from the 13th century onwards , however the vast majority only migrated from South India after the arrival of the British .

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        Arabs never came to the island or the shores of South India in their thousands. Only a few hundred over a span of hundred years . Only a small proportion these Arab traders and sailors took local Tamil women as their concubines and that too not here but in South India Other than in a few hundred families , these small of amount of part Arab or part North Indian, Afghan half castes hardly made any dent in the DNA of the converted Tamil Dravidian Muslim population now living in Sri Lanka and on South India. The parent population in South India realise this and correctly identify themselves as Tamil Muslims and are part of the Tamil Nation. On the other hand these South Indian origin immigrant Tamil Muslim population in Sri Lanka for opportunistic political and economic advantages , completely deny their Dravidian Tamil heritage and origin and are now trying to use their religion and the miniscule amount of Arab and other origins amongst them , a fake history and now the newly imported Wahhabism and Gulf Arab culture to claim a different nationhood and culture and steal Tamil lands in the east and Mannar if they can . Their behaviour has only created chaos and disunity amongst the Tamils and have only encouraged Sinhalese Buddhist Fascism and racism in the island. To justify their fake nationality and origin they were copartners of the Sinhalese genocide and war crimes against the island’s Tamils and now have fallen victim to it but still have not learnt their lesson.

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          What is Dravidian?
          There is linguistic commonness, but with varying degrees of mixing with western and eastern Prakrits and Sanskrit.
          Dravidian race?
          Is there a definable Dravidian race?
          Tamil racist attitude towards Muslims can be sicker than SB attitude towards any other people.

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            There are people called Dravidian people . Tamil attitude towards Muslims can be sicker that SB attitude towards any other people! We all know that you constantly attack Tamils and fawn to Sinhalese racists and Islamic fanatics. Your attitude is very sickening indeed . Constantly arguing like an idiot for the sake of arguing and ultimately making a fool of your self

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              R25
              Show me one instance where I have attacked any community.
              There are prevailing attitudes that I criticize strongly.
              I neither defend nor fawn upon any fanatic or racist, be he/she Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim.
              I seem to have driven the message home so that you resort to abuse for lack of a credible answer.
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              I reiterate: There is no distinct ‘Dravidian race’ as such since the speakers of Dravidian languages are racially thoroughly mixed, as are the Dravidian languages with Prakrit and Sanskrit, and later Urdu, English etc.
              Does you Wikipedia link identify a Dravidian ‘race’?
              It simply says “Dravidian people or Dravidians are the present and past speakers of any of the Dravidian languages.”
              *
              Don’t get overly emotional. It affects your ability to reason, that is if you have it.

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                I think Rohan25 is right about a distinct Dravidian identity. I say identity, not race because defining race is a bit difficult. But certainly we have heard about Thiraavida Munnetrak kazakam (திராவிட முன்னேற்றக் கழகம்) — and many variations of it. It is also difficult to say which of these is genuine திராவிடர். And because they wanted to advance (முன்னேற) the திராவிடர், it follows they acknowledge the திராவிடர் were somewhat backward also.

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                  SAV
                  How well did that ‘identity’ last?
                  The Kannadiga leaders never wanted any of it.
                  After the carving out of Andhra. Periyaar (RVR) realized the folly and declared “Thjiraavida naadaavathu vengaayamaavathu! (Dravidanadu? Onions!)”
                  He was a pragmatist. Studies of his politics indicate that he preferred the term Dravida to Tamil, to prevent Brahmins creeping in. (At the time, South Indian politics was Brahmin dominated.)
                  The DMK kept the show going but in reality had fully given it up by early-mid 1960s.
                  Tamilnadu politicians have antagonized the Malayalis and, among other Dravidians, it is the Telugu folk that show warmth towards Tamilnadu.
                  Tamilnadu politicians have the potential to destroy that too in a matter of months.
                  Surprisingly, the Sikhs are respectful towards Tamils unlike those in the Hindi belt.
                  You are right about ‘backwardness’. Periyaar’s point was that they were kept backward by Brahminism.

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        In short, the Colonial rulers created many issues such as Religious conversion, preferential treatments for paravas. imported laborers like in Malaysia and Africa to the plantation industry for cheap labor as the locals refused to work in cold environment and aginst the bites of leeches. We have to accept the fact that Tamils who came to Sri Lanka through the Kangani system created by the British were treated as slaves and lived in line houses and abused by the ruling class, Those IndainTamil laborers are the backbone of Sri Lankan economy The Singhal government is very ungrateful to them. Is this Fharam preached by Lord Buddha?

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          Kuviyam,
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          the very same situation is existent in European countries. They have imported guest workers into their countries almost few decades ago. But their systems have beena ble to keep all under the control.
          And Hongkong and Maccau were also britisch colonies until recent past. But their local politics succeeded by their leaderships and have made their countries concureable with that in WEST. Today, the per capita of those countries in ASIA are similar or much better than that of Europe ( Singapore, Hongkong, THaiwan, South Korea etc).
          I think it is the mentality of the people – that plays the huge role, Our politicians should have long been busy with SOCIETY building than any physical developments. Yet today, Rajakshes dont care about the poverty levels stricken in some rural areas in the country, but they go for R AND CONSTRUCTIONS being dependent on the discounts being offered to them. I think these buggers should be raw burnt in oven, when looking at the poverty levels in Wellawaya/Anurapura or some parts in North.

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        Not true. Muslims also lived in SL for over 1,000 years and they have their own laws. Reciprocation must work when it is beneficial and when it is not beneficial too. Otherwise there is no solution for anyone. Only the military will dish out solutions.

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          Muslims have not been in the country for over 1000 years stop lying . They only started to arrive from South India from around 13th century , after the fall of the Delhi Sultanate in the Tamil country . It was just a trickle and then became a flood after the arrival of the British . Even Arab and other travellers who had travelled to Sri Lanka extensively around the 12th century never mention about Muslims or Muslim settlements along the western coast or any other part of the island. The Sri Lankan Muslims are ethnically Tamil, descended from largely low caste/untouchable converted immigrant Tamil Hindus from South India , who converted to escape the Hindu caste system. Some are descended from forced conversion and other atrocities that occurred during the brief Delhi Sultanate rule in the Tamil country in South India. There is very little Arab or other ancestry in them , despite vociferously claiming an exclusive Arab ancestry. Islam and being a Muslim is a religious identity and not a racial or ethnic identity. Any one can be a Muslim, just like anyone can be a Christian , Hindu or Buddhist, these are all religious identities and not racial identities.

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            Just because 99% of the Sri Lankan Muslims have the same origin and ancestry , South Indian Dravidian Tamils, follow the same form of Islam , at least until Wahhabism appeared , they were able to conveniently use their religion and not their ethnicity as their primary identity. It could have never happened in many other lands , like India , Iraq, Turkey , Pakistan , Malaysia as Muslims speak different languages, belong to different ethnicities and follow different forms of Islam. Islam has nothing to with Arabism and most Arabs treat non Arab Muslims as inferior. Trying to latch on to Arab emissaries who were sent to the courts of ancient Sinhalese and Tamil kings in the island and then state Muslims have been in the island for 1000 years is a joke and very pathetic. What have these Arabs got to do with these South Indian origin converted Dravidian Tamils Sri Lankan Muslims who arrived in the island much later? A little bit of Arab or anything else does not make you Arab or anything else you are still Tamils.

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            Arab traders have visited our shores well more than a thousand years ago.
            Monsoon steel produced here (aka Serendib steel), probably with technology introduced by Arabs, was sold to Arabs from 4th Century. The trade flourished reaching a peak in the 10th Century.
            The bonds were strong even before Islam

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              Arab traders may have visited the island and Southern India more than a thousand years ago but they definitely are not the ancestors of the Sri Lankan Muslims and if there is any Arab or other Western Asian ancestry it is negligible and far below average. Islam only originated around the 6TH-7TH century and around the 4th century the Arab traders arriving here would have definitely would have not been Muslim . They would have been Christian or practised a pre Islamic pagan religion. Islam arrived in Indian, modern day Gujarat, then Tamil Kerala and modern Tamil Nadu along the Arab trade routes almost as soon as it established itself in the Arabian peninsular. Largely along the coast but their numbers still were few and the vast majority of the converts were local Indian Hindus , Very few Arab descended . It was the Islamic conquests and forced conversions that spread Islam in North India modern Pakistan , Bangladesh , with millions of Hindu low castes converting to Islam to escape the Hindu caste system. In Kerala ( north Kerala) if was Tippu Sultan who forcibly converted hundreds of thousands of Hindus to Islam and in Tamil Nadu it was the Delhi Sultanate conquest of Maudrai in the 12th century. in the early 20th century in Kerala the percentage of low castes and untouchables drastically reduced.

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                Yes the Arabs came to trade for steel in the island and in India ( largely the south again) but it was not with technology introduced by them , wherever in the world did you come to this absurd conclusion, Again to run down Tamils. It was Indian technology that produced this fine steel. The Arabs later introduced this Indian steel to Damascus
                https://navrangindia.blogspot.com/2018/02/wootz-steel-indias-ancient-wonder-alloy.html
                This why one of the ancient Tamil names for the island Eelam or Eezham means the land of metal or toddy . Even now in modern Tamil a sheaf of metal is called Iyam and Sinhalese a vein of metal is called Ilama. . Siva Sankaran had already posted about these many times. A few hundred Sri Lankan Muslim families like some South Indian Muslim families in Kerala and Tamil Nadu , may have some Arab/Persian /Afghan ancestry . However this negligible they are basically descended from largely low caste Dravidian( Tamil ) Hindu converts to Islam. Most to escape the Hindu caste system but many were also forced conversions. This is a fact. A little bit of Arab does not make them Arab they are still Dravidian Tamil Muslims. Now trying to Arabise themselves and trying to create a separate identity for themselves on the basis of their relgion and this fake Arab origin

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                  It was Sri Lankan steel that the Arabs sought after at the time. Its manufacturing method was the closest to a blast furnace then and for centuries later. (There is a whole chapter on it in the IESL centenary volume on Engineering in Sri Lanka, published 10 years ago.)
                  *
                  If descendants of communities that never spoke Tamil could call themselves Tamils (at times forced to do so), what is wrong if Muslims in Sri Lanka (who have been treated with contempt by Tamil leaders starting from Ponnambalam Ramanathan) do not want to be called Tamils.
                  *
                  This business of Arab blood, I think, has been raised by you under another name many months ago and answered.
                  A substantial fraction of Muslims in the west, south and centre of the island seem to have Arab ancestry. (Even some Tamils and Sinhalerse too may, but that is beside the point.)
                  Compare the features of these Muslims with Tamils. (They are a handsome lot you will agree.)
                  What matters is how a community chooses to identify itself.
                  It is the arrogance of the Saiva Vellala Jaffna Tamil that repelled the west coast Tamil Catholics and is at the root of the prevailing resentment of all Jaffna Tamils, both in the Hill Country and in Batticaloa-Ampari.

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        Let us talk real heritage of Sri Lank without distorting for politics as done now. Sri Lankan people had an umbilical cord link with South India. Vijan the father of Singhal race married a second time a princess from Madurai so ays the Singhal bible Mahvamsa. Many kings who ruled Anurdahaura had Chola blood, Even Dutugemunus ancestors, and Tamil blood in them as Devnapiata Tassa was a Tamil Hindu who became Buddhist. after the arrival of Asoka’s son As you said Tamil Kingdom in the North and east Singhalese had four Kingdoms in Kandy. Kotte. Ruhunu and Sitawaka. Kanfyna kingdom at a later stage was riled by the Tamil Nauak dynasty and the last king of Kandy was Tamil Kannusamay by blood a Tamil brahmin from Rameswaram. This real shutout. SWRD Bnadranayke has a link with Neeaperumanl a Tamil Brahmin priest Please do not hide real facts

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          Neelapperumaal is Vishnu.
          But is there such a Brahmin name?

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            Why not . Neelaperumal menas BlueVishnu

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              Neelapperumaal strictly means ‘blue god’.
              The name Perumal is common among non Brahmins. Can you identify a Brahmin with a name like Neepapperumaal?

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    There is nothing different in last 70 years. There first amongst equals. That is the unwritten law of this country.
    Will you expect anything better especially under a war criminal

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      Where there is no law and order, nothing can change any nation tangibly. This is common to all living in any continent. This sounds simple, but that should be repsected. If far poor NEPAL could achieve much high levels by implementing hard laws in the containment of covid 19 within their population, why cant other like minded nations follow them ?.
      .
      Gotabaya is yet a political child. just marching behind his brother. His brother Mahinda Rajakashe is more or less like diseased THONDAMAN himself. Drug traffikers, thungs, murderrs and contract killers are all his supporters. No matter they have the talent to grab votes from the poor by misleading them, Rajakshes would eat EVEN cow dug calling them ” sweet cakes” before the PUNNAKU eating majority of this country.
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    Now who is responsible for this farce? Where is social distancing?Where/ what are the election laws?Whether any curfew laws were broken and by whom?
    I want to ask the IGP are you going to arrest all these people in the pictures or are you going to resign and go home in this lawless land?
    Who is the guy in charge of the national health. Who are your masters?. Are they the people of this land or Some political goons? What is your reply to the people of Sri Lanka?
    Mister Election Commissioner!, is it a plot by politicians to send you home or are you going to show your REAL power before the elections?
    Respected Mahanaayakes, Please educate us on this . Otherwise we will still vote this lawless thugs who scream from the BOTTOM of their assholes divisions and racism.

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    due to the stupidity of the nearly 7 million buggers, the pre-2015 era has come back to haunt the innocent Lankans
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    they are under the assumption that they are the rightful owners of this now made by them with their valiant efforts of being unqualified thugs or they be aptly called gannankarayas or IRC without even spending a second in jail…
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    the civil servants, the members of the armed forces including the weak police force are on their knees worshipping every elephantine step these rajapuka’s are taking.
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    now they these flea-ridden mangy morons are desperately awaiting the judgements of the 5 member judges bench to pass verdicts in their favour to enable them to rig the upcoming general election.
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    the process of a military dictatorship has already been put into motion, the generals both retired and presently serving are rubbing their privates in glee salivating from all their pores or holes.
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    I proudly announce on this forum that Sri Lanka be aptly renamed as the Jarawawama Rajapukistan and what a rhyming name.?
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    it’s nothing but sadness to see my beloved motherland being now being reduced to such a pathetic sad island by these uncouth unsavoury buggers.?

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      Rj1952,
      Not only the civil servants, the members of the armed forces including the police force, but all patriotic Sinhalayo are on their knees worshipping every step “RAJAPUKA’S” are taking because they along with ‘Ranaviruwo’ liberated Sinhalayo from ‘Para’ Tamil terrorist barbarians who slaughtered them for three decades to grab a piece of land to create a separate State for the descendants of Dravida slaves. Isn’t that good enough to kneel down and respect them?

      Descendants of Dravida slaves brought to Sinhale by colonial parasites licked ‘Para’ Demala (Tamil) Piripakaran’s poo ka but he failed to deliver the ‘Promised Land’ for them.

      Before 1505, same ‘Para’ Dravidians invaded Sinhale 52 times with the aim of colonizing this country but Sinhalayo who are Natives of this country chased them away. The same Dravidians tried to grab a part of the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo and failed. Unfortunately, due to the decision taken by stupid Sinhala politicians to give citizenship to the descendants of slaves it is not possible to get rid of these traitors.

      “the civil servants, the members of the armed forces including the weak police force are on their knees worshipping every elephantine step these rajapuka’s are taking.”

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    Nothing is changed since Nov 2019 though the name of the President is NANDASENA GOTABAYA Rajaakshe
    .
    WHat happened to NATHA DEWIYA- OR THE LEAD OF GOTA #S WIYATH MAGA ?
    .
    What happened to that FAKE PROFESSOR who even betrayed the nation before UNHRC, though his few papers made him a Prof Title wearer – I am talking about CHANNA BP JAYASUMANA -. who betrayed srilanken MEDICAL DOCTORS by being an another lower-life ?
    .
    These men should be beheaded to the very same manner Saudi Arabians continue it with their sharia law if srilankens really want to see real changes in lanken systems.
    .
    Even a SRILANKEN DOG if lived in the US over 15 years, the dog would easily learn to respect better systems being obeyed to law and order. This is common to anyone, because law and order factor is crucial any where you call ” DEVELOPED WORLD” today. But GOTABAYA so called weeraya of the FAIRY TALE composed by WIYATH MAGA proved that he is no better to PEOPLE’s ultra stupid person SIRISENA. –
    How many more days to go with GOTA – with 7 months gone nothing is achived.- 53 more months.. with MR-GR hypocrasy.

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      What happeend to the QUATRANTINE laws ? Is POLICE SPOKESMAN out of the place ? If this would have been case in Germany and UK, their PM as the minister of law and order would have to resign, but in our ” land like no others” – the slaves would play housanas more pleasing ballige puthas.
      .
      What would those muslims whose burial respect were not respected few weeks ago, but forced to cremate them going against the wills of those families ? Thondaman is said to ahve done nothing much to the poor PLANTATION COMMUNITY. Their grievances stay as had been several decades ago, in the same state, even not having proper shelters or sanitary facilities, though they have been living this HELL-LIKE country for such a long time. They are not NON- HOMO SAPIENS by their human species. Why on earth hearted POLITICIANS have not done much to the grievances of these SRILANKENS ?
      JVPrs and MODERATE UNPrs please rise up and do something uplifting the levels of under poverty seen among this community.
      .
      I wonder with srilankens life expectancy levels becoming comparable to that of developed world, but this POLITICIAN to end up his life at his mid 50ties ? May be alcohol addict and total ignorance of the life should be the reason behind that. I happeend to watch an elderly woman in that area who is now 108 or so, seems to be doing really well..being one of the oldest in srilanka.

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      Even a Sri Lankan Dog if lived in Germany for few months, the dog would learn to be grateful to people who fed instead of biting the hands of those who fed.

      Sinhalayo who are Native people in Sinhale gave citizenship to descendants of ‘Para’ Dravida slaves brought by colonial parasites, exploited to make money and abandoned in this country making them stateless. In addition, free education and free health services were provided to these descendants without any discrimination. However the experience shows some humans are worse than ‘Dogs’.

      “Even a SRILANKEN DOG if lived in the US over 15 years, the dog would easily learn to respect better systems being obeyed to law and order.”

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        Eagle Eye,
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        sorry to have attacked your wound points again, but wedont expect much from you the like ilk who would never see it right.
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        You truly need a therapist, I have idea whehter you could hire someone, the mental retardation made in you can/cannot be repairable for various reasons.
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        Come with FACTS and FIGURES in order to prove what Rajakahse have been doing – then our tone to you and any other that work die hard to save the bums of bps, could change drastically, we dont respect any party politics – that you will get by having closely studied … we can be real wiyathmaga experts, btw. Rajakshes ARE more or less closely THONDAMANS in nth eline of their tactics being played on muddy waters.
        Mlechcha by every means as nothing can reverse. They will fall on their nose sooner than later… trust my words. I am powerful than any prediction makers. Basta.

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        Eager-less. ?
        are you ever grateful for the good times that have been bestowed on you ever since entering into a hell of a matrimonial alliance for the love was blind Tamil meenachi who’s still in utter despair and suffering for there fateful error she made.?
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        the dog is a better 4 legged human than you Demala kaama Kanne ungrateful racists like your bad self a true curse in the widely open planet.?

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    Withou safety measures nothing will happen the death body but those who participate social distancing guidelines are less restrictive.

    Cremation is done due to the idea that virus can pread then when in funeral is not a good practice of wearing gloves becasue people handle so many , belongings or other ceremonial objects to make sure of everyone’s safety
    This guidance provides strategies to protect yourself and others when you are grieving the loss of a loved one, supporting each other, making funeral arrangements, and participating in funeral services and visitations. Practicing proper hand hygiene in the crowd.

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    Govt blames hard working expats in Middle East for causing” a crisis” but it is ok for 65,000 people to participate in such political funeral services so that the son can use his father,s funeral to launch his own political career. Politicians die but not dynasties.

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      Chiv,
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      very good arugment Mr. Rajakshes would succeed this time by misleading the very same gallery … trust my words.
      :-
      They are not at all consistent by their behaviours. Not just 65 k but the message they as leaders send through… is beyond ethics and morals.
      :
      Now Dr Jasinghe and POlice SPOKESMAN are both SPEECHLESS…. wait and see what the both have to add to the press next .

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      Did the government ‘blame’ the expats?
      But your point about the 65,000 in the context of insisting on the cremation of Muslim victims of the virus and detention of thousands of curfew violators etc. is pertinent.

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    The Rajapaksas have sunk to the level of using corpses for their politicking. Corpses of Muslim people dying during this Corona pandemic (Some of them may not be even victims of the virus) and now the corpse of Thondaman. The plantation Tamils were so oppressed by the estate owners that one such owner – Saumyamurthy Thondaman – could impose himself as their trade union leader in order to control their social and political lives as well and gain immense political power in the country. Since then for over 80 years now the plantation Tamils have been plagued by the Thondaman family. The grandson, who even after death is still hounding the country as a corpse (Funeral on Sunday?), was the worst Thondaman of all. He spent most of his time in Colombo and Chennai leading a life of debauchery neglecting his suffering voters. Sadly it looks like their situation will continue to be grim for the foreseeable future with the new Thondaman, Jeevan’s coronation by the Rajapaksa Mafia. This is their ‘one country’ ideology: from now on all political power is going to be derived from the tribal authority bestowed on them by the Buddhist Mullahs.

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    One law for Mahinda Family, One law for Thondaman but another law for Prof Hoole, another law for North, another law or Thondaman’s daughter. When hundreds of Sinhalese navy and those who earned billions from Middle East are getting Corona and thousands of innocent plantation workers are now the risk of Corona for just one Mahinda family and one Thondaman family.
    Think of the danger faced by the country if they get two third majority in Parliament.
    Over 99% of the people have to suffer for one Family????

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    The second wave of Covid-19,most probably, will start from the NuwaraEliya District.
    By the time Elections come around, a good many on the Electoral List, in this district, may not be amongst the living!

    At all General Elections in the past, even those who are presumably dead, have had their votes cast.
    The Rajapakse Power Cartel would benefit by this turn of events.
    A good Tamil is a Dead Tamil is their slogan!

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    Dear All Saints
    You guys are preaching here as if you were born 6 months ago. In 1977, JR brought a new political culture. It leads to breed new kind of politicians and new set of followers. Money, power and corruption were part of political culture. People became so greedy, selfish and indiscipline. How can you guys blame GR for not applying one law for all, when current political system is so corrupted and to win an election you have to look other-way until the system is changed to create a new political culture. In a perfect country, we could ask an independent body screen all corrupted people from nomination lists and only allow such people to contest. Could we do that in the present culture? Just stop making a big noise. How can the writer not write about people protesting to take Rajitha out from the remand? At least GR had the guts to say “ one law for all” although practically he is restricted to do so 100%. We should be happy about 60% success. This is all BS talk. Change of a political culture and making a society intelligent and disciplined is a long term project.

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      Atu, you the kind of low lives would never see it right. How dare you to compare it that of protest marches being made to get Dr SENARATNE out of the prison….. Dr Senaratne is one of the good politicians who did lot good services albeit GMOA abusive nature, having reduced the prices of over 80 medical drugs and having introduced SUWAR SARIYA and having banned tobacco use unncessarily….. you guys should have been lost in Rajakshes toiletpits not to have noted all these.
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      Thondaman instead did nothing much to his own community, but enjoyed perks being close to ruling politicians, please remove your smears out of your eyes so that you can better see them let alone today. Bitch s sons would get together to enjoy and kiribath eating, because they are like bird of a feather flock together…

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        You could not counter attack with facts on any of my arguments other than Dr. Senaratne. With regard to Rajitha, it is your perception against mine. I talked about protestors gathering to support Rajitha out and it is same scenario as Thondaman funeral. So, it is selective highlighting. This is what I don’t agree.

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          Atu @ may I ask you whether you are suffering from colour bllindness ?

          All what GOTA has been doing hitherto is against the law and order. Alone RS s arrest is politically motivated. Even if Gota is/was alleged to have been a high crmiinal never was he arrested.

          So he has no right to talk even about anything regarding laws. All these are public secret to the people. Anyways, the failure lie on the people that are so indifferent in this regard. I agree with RRamanayaka, that you can only build a palace according to the yakas (yakata anuwa wimanaya saediya yuthuyi). Srilanka will never come out of the pit easily. I am very pessimitic about srilanka s future.
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          Former govt was a good govt but mad/stupid SIRISENA was caught by the tricks being applied on him. He will have to pay for it in the days to come. The bugger betrayed not just UNP but almost everyone that sought getting rid of Rajaakshe rascals. People are aware about the size of crimes the Rajakashe commit. Neverthless, they voted for them or were misled easily.
          That happens when both leaders and majority of people are so stupid. This we know from Africa. Siriesna is shamless so as Mahinda Rajakshe and only comparable to tribal leaders in black africa or amazon region of the latin america.

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      Atu,
      I agree with you JRJ brought a new political culture which lead to money, power and corruption. You understand that the system is wrong and Gotabaya is wrong. In other words, Gotabaya is not interested in people or country and he is going to worsen our country by strengthening the same political culture. Do you know what system was brought by JRJ which is the executive power to one man or one family. I don’t know where did you get the 60% from? Mahinda Family including Gota has become more greedy of money, power and corrupted.

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        Ajith

        I totally agree system is wrong. However, I don’t agree GR is wrong. System must be changed. GR is a victim of the System. I am not a supporter of MR. I am yet to put GR into MR’s bracket. I know GR’s long term plan. Only I can say MR is not at all in that plan and GR is miles ahead with his strategy. None of commentators here are not capable of identifying it. (by their comments). I am not a blind follower.

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          sorry about double negative. I meant none could identify.

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    I would like to give a challenge to the commentators who write volumes against present government. Could you develop a web site and list all current politicians (I MEAN ALL) and list all good and bad past activities of each? Then list their policies and plans. Let all to contribute to that without bias or editing. Then let public to make own minds who from that list should be reappointed to the parliament. If you do that, you would see there is no one deserved for re-appointment. So only option is to appoint better from the worst lost and have someone authorised to change the system not to allow continuation of same culture. That is why I wish GR get 2/3 majority even with the help of current bad lot.

    Calm down this is the same behaviour we saw last 30 years. This is not a creation of GR. He is a sufferer of this system as he was never a politician before..

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    Absolute shambles and double standards.
    Namal is surrounded by child monks ….
    my guess is he is grooming for the future …
    and nothing mischievous?

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      Rajesh the bogus, wish he was born as a Tamil curse,
      Namal hangs around with the child monks because after his homosexual boys-only education on the Mount Lavinia beach because he’s relieving himself from his built-up sexual frustrations.=
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      How disgustingly cool.

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      Rajash,
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      I dont think that GOTA would have agreed with his brother, about breaking laws as done by them in that funeral gathering, because even a junior army man served to the nation would have some sorta of law and order bound nature. If they would be pracisting so, then they would be no moral support to continue their services. :
      .
      But the mental asylum GOTA is fallen in not being able to stand against his own brother, who has all along been making every effort to keep all oranges with his both hands, not for the sake of people, but ofr their voter grabs. Gota is politically not ripened enough to get them all, that is therefore it is becoming dangerous to him than to anyone else, today. He made promises to the 6.9 mio that he would never lead it to fall back tothe levels of his brother s highly abusive rule, nevertheless to do so today can only, achieve nothing.
      :
      Namal s TAKING photos are similar to that of THONDAMAN JUNIORs actings in that FUNERAL gathering and whole saga. Children in general would show their sadness but his son not tohave shown anything like that sends message across, that he will be an another THONDAMON, who would do nothing to the poor of the poor /srilankas poorest community, but to him and his future. These are typical to TRIBAL POLITICS in black africa. This is introduced by bitch s son Rajakshes to his family.

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        Leelagemalla
        You “don’t think that GOTA would have agreed with his brother”? Seriously? Who told you this? Gotabhaya?
        Now your writing is talking!
        .
        The Corona Task Force is under the President.
        All the guidelines and operational instructions pertaining to curfew and quarantine laws are issued by President’s Corona Secretariat.
        The security forces are under the President.
        The police is under the President.
        The Director General/Health reports to the President, not to anyone else.
        There is no Parliament to pass the blame.
        Therefore, the President should take the full responsibility of his mess.

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          Champi Akkiya,
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          You surprise me once again.
          :
          Do you think I would buy it fully- you are telling that Mahinda Rajapakshe is not the person behind GOTTA the POLITICAL TEENATER today whereever the actions his administration takes today ?

          Do you think – was it Gotabaya who permitted ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANZING related law breaking behaviours in THONDAMAN’s- funeral gathering ?
          :
          Do you really think that Dr Jasinghe and POLICE Spokesperson are made SCAPE GOATS today not by MR but by GOTLER ? WOW `? These are new to me, I see POLICE spokesman and Dr Jasinghe look like the crocodiles swallowed clay today (කිඹුලන් මැටි ගිල දැමුවාක් මෙන්), they did not turn up in today ‘s press briefing ??????????????????

          We did not see any kind of UMARHMUNG/HUGS being made by GOTA but by MAHINDA Rajaakshe.
          ;
          And that NAMAL BABY to allow a pic with SAMANERA MONKS should have been NOT a premeditated act by Mahinda Rajapakshe et al ?

          Do you really think that we the srilanken expatriates living out of the island are eating RATATHANAKOLA – three times a day as majority of the gullible would do? ?

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        leelagemalli

        succession is the name of the game.
        It is indeed disgusting ….

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          Rajash,
          it is stinking indeed. but we are helpless so long masses would not act .. I thought media would transport the message, but it is far from achieving… just a dream only. I really thought of a better future for our nation. Unfortunately, the dark cloud being made by Rajapakshe clan … would not be away for such a long time.
          .
          It can take another few decades to realize this game for them. We are now far behind Ethiopia. But our self-congradulators keep busy with their overestimates.

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            leelagemalli, See boiling USA. You may have to revise your estimate, ‘It can take another few decades’.

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        Jeevan Arumugam says :
        I will fulfil my dads dream….that’s what his dad said his granddad’s funeral

        there is light at the end of tunnel. For Jeevan now that he is inheriting his dads mantle

        I have no experience in politics …..well who needs as long as you lick Rajafuckses bottom

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    The Time has come to put all law and Constitution on hold and listen to Corona virus guideline by passing all other law. The virus will teach the lesson.try to avoid touching objects or surfaces that other people may have touched (crosswalk buttons, doorknobs, etc.), directed to self-monitor their health and avoid social situations, In event of ceromonies are wash basin placed to wash there hands and
    cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that people frequently touch.infected when they touch their mouth, nose or eyes.

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    Leave alone social distancing what is the plight of ordinary plantation workers.did they get the RS.5000/= corona dole paid to others.i do not thing so.what about salary increase up RS.1000/=promised before presidental elections?.can you see the amount of money spent on this funeral celebrated as a political carnival when poor plantation workers are finding it difficult to even have a full day meal for their family.no body deny the fact he need a decent send away funeral but not spend so much of money and six days carnival.THE SAME WAY RAJAPAKSE AND COMPANY TOOK THE SINGALESE FOR A RIDE USING LTTE AND MADE HUGE MONEY THONDA ALSO HAD A VERY EXPENSIVE LIFE STYLE MOST OF TIME LIVING IN INDIA AND IN COLOMBO.Estate youths are far more educated now than before and there are more new leaders among them now.THE FUTURE OF THONDAMAN DYNASTY WILL NOT LAST LONG AS ITS GOING TO BE IN THE HANDS OF YOUNG JEEVAN WHO WILL FACE LOT OF TROUBLE FROM HIS OWN PEOPLE SUCH AS SENTHIL WHEN THEY START HANDLING FIANCE MATTERS IN RELATION TO CWC.

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    Can some one please inform Gon Leela that her alleged brother is at the risk of getting tennis elbow by typing ‘pralapa’ to CT.
    /
    Though his swanking experience might make things little easier, he is at grave risk at the rate he seems to be swanking his so-called poetry and other ‘pralapa’.
    /
    It is not good for an already (mentally) sick man.

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      Poet Lothario@

      Why should LEELA bear the prefix Gon ?
      .
      Leela is fine with his brother. And whole lot of CT and other forums are fine with him. What is your problem ? Go back to your cage -…and wait for your bones… basta.

      But you the kind of stupid poets should go to the therapist and get your brainwashing removed from your head – if at all you ve got a head. Get well soon.

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      Poet Lothario,
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      Gon leela seems to have learned a lot being a PhD in Human Psyhology while you the kind of idiots are proved to be stupid men, that have no counter arguments but be submissive to patta pal hora born to Medamulana. They have that in their gentics, and that is why we are worrying this much.
      :
      And get it from me, they can tame you imbeciles, …. but never woudl be easier to get on with Leelas and Leelage mallis. That you will have to realize now or later.
      :
      Option before you is either with constructive arguments but not with derogatory terms leading to insults.Or leave CT posts forever. Yours fit most to Rajakashes not to us .. thanks.

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    I demand the President and the Prime Minister to,
    1). release all those who have been arrested for violating curfew, without charges
    2). refund the fines that have been paid for violating mask laws.
    The number of persons arrested within the last 3 months for violating curfew is around 65,000, the majority of whom are Sinhalese.
    Sinhalese Buddhists were not even allowed to have at-home Panshukula during the curfew.
    Look at this? Indian Estate Tamils were allowed funeral processions on the road!!!
    One strict corona law for Sinhalese and no law for Indian Estate Tamils!
    C’mon, practice what you preach.
    Is Sri Lanka one country or not?

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    Both MR and GR shed crocodile tears at Thonda’s passing, and his funeral which was a spectacle of grandeur and pomp, like that for a head of state.

    It is said that Thonda and his team met the Indian High Commissioner at 3 pm just before his death on the same day. He also had. Lunch with Rajapakse on the same day before meeting the Indian High commissioner.

    Looks like they have been busy planning something at the Indian embassy.

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    Wow it is indeed great to see Thondaman Arumugams’s son in a posh Land Rover Discovery , roof top open…being paraded ….but his dad could not get minimum Rs1000 rupees a day for the Tea Plantation labourers, mainly women, who toil all day and then paid by the weight of the tea leaves they plucked.

    And this guy made a speech that he will fulfil his dad’s dream? you mean my dads dream TO do a parade in a gold plated Rolls Royce?

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    I was surprised by the Indian flag and colours at the state funeral. I thought Sri Lanka was a colony of China not India.
    Not a Sri Lankan flag in sight. At least in the pictures I saw. For the guys that keep speaking about the Sinhala Lions pride, just realize a monkey screwed the lion. If your lucky you might get an improved version of the Sinhala race.

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    i enjoy reading the pros and cons of the article that appears in CT.. I wish some politicians read these comments and get educated. That should make them to change their egoistic policies,

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    It is actually entertaining to watch the goings on in old Sri Lanka with a I told you so attitude. I am sorry for those of you who have to live thru this horror show for no fault of your own. But for the rest you richly deserve what you have. For the umpteenth time this is how a dictatorship functions. It is one law for the dictator and his family and his favorites and another to the rest of you. Instead of focusing your efforts to on defeating this dictatorship you have gone on a witch hunt looking for imaginary devils thus fracturing the opposition. So I am really sorry to say this but you do not have a chance for a better life in Sir Lanka. Neither for your selves or for your children. This time you have really well and truly blown it up and there is no coming back. Even the advisers to GOTLER from the academic community have turned out to be utter nut cases who dabble in fantasies about a bygone era of the 1970s. If you wonder what the future holds do some research about life in North Korea!

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    It is obvious Nature has taken charge and Sri Lankas destiny is slipping out of Gothas hands .
    What a sight Namal Baby with child soldiers and Gotha praying Help me God ( if possible with 2/3rds )

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    Jasinghe became the Health puppet, on the day the Major Health was in.

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    Thondaman’s funeral was totally wrong . But this is not the first and last time our rulers break the law. This is a usual activity. They directly and indirectly looting people’s wealth. They do not have moral ethics . They slaughter whoever and whatever against them. They do anything to reach their ugly goals. Religion and nationalism are their two main weapons. Money,power and educated social class are other main weapons. Politicians drink our blood and eat out flesh. Thondaman did it for estate workers. This will continue for unforeseen future if we allow them to do so. We are together with politicians consume inheritance of our future generation. Solution is we have to understand the reality of we are one human being even though we speak different languages and have different ideologies. Our religion should be nature and nationalism should be human. If we can think we have one life, we are one and equal then only liberation can enter our home.

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    I am surprised FP/TULF/TNA did not attend the funeral and compete for votes too??? After all we lost all we had because SJV formed a party (FP) to protect the rights of the migrant workers in the hill country (when India /GOSL agreed on how to deal with the workers who arrived 10 year period to pre Independence…which was according to established norms around the world then…..the land mass concerned was down south)? a very Southern problem for people of the South to decide?

    SJV brought this issues to Jaffna and lost elections then as Jaffna had her own set of issues for the elected to deal with it then??…….just like Corona infection we all died ever since.FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND LIFE/ARMS/LIMBS LOST?? entire Nation is scared for life….the same folks trained our children in Tamil Nadu to kill our own Soldiers have to help the GOSL to complete the war in 2009 too??

    Are we really worried about “one country one law”??

    Late Hon Thondaman and his Late Father served their people very well and was honourable our president payed tribute accordingly even in the mist of pandemic. Respect.

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