4 December, 2021

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Gota’s Propaganda Machinery Kicks In To Hold Elections Amid Pandemic As Hoole Raises Alarm

The Government and its friendly media affiliates have kicked a campaign to hold elections amid the Coronavirus pandemic into high gear as member of the Elections Commission Professor S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole raised the alarm that the Commission might be surreptitiously putting plans in place to hold the poll on the President’s schedule.

Across the board the Sri Lankan media has fallen in line with the Government plan for elections with the privately owned Daily Mirror publishing a huge image on its front page on Saturday about how voters will be managed at polling booths while the viral outbreak rages.

Lankadeepa also owned by the Wijeya Group shocked the country earlier this week when its front page headline screamed that the “Corona risk was over” prompting a denial from no less than the Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe that this was not the case. Medical experts are urgently calling for more widespread testing before lockdown measures are lifted and the country goes back to normal life.

Mawbima the newspaper owned by Gotabaya affiliate Tiran Alles also published a full page article praising the Government’s work to combat corona virus once again citing the GRID index that has now been exposed as fake news by Colombo Telegraph’s own research.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s confidants mounted their own propaganda operation to assure the country that the corona virus situation had been “managed” and the process was complete. Nalaka Godahewa, SLPP candidate for the Gampaha District used his good offices with the Certified Management Accountants Australia to get Sri Lanka ranked 9th in the world on an obscure index with little credibility for tackling the corona virus.

Meanwhile Derana CEO and staunch ally of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Dilith Jayaweera has used his television channel and his pro-Rajapaksa anchors to propagate information using erroneous charts and graphs that the spread of the disease was on the decline in Sri Lanka.

While this operation gets underway the Elections Commission chairman and a section of his department appears to be in league with the Rajapaksa administration to hold elections in May in spite of reservations expressed by both other members of the Commission.

The Commission which requires a quorum of three members to meet and make decisions has been unable to hold a meeting since 1 April 2020 due to the ongoing curfew, according to an article published by Prof. Hoole. The Elections Commission member warns that Sri Lanka’s powerful army commander, the IGP, several other senior cops and the Director General of Health Services will meet with the Commission on Monday, 20 April in a bid to strong-arm members of the Commission to hold the election on 28 May as it is the Government’s preference.

Colombo Telegraph learns that the much respected Dr Jasinghe who has earned the respect of the Sri Lankan public for his professional role during the coronavirus crisis is under severe pressure from certain sections of the Government to giving the Elections Commission the green-light to hold the parliamentary election on 28 May.

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has acted on his own for years before the Commission was reconstituted by the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 2015.

He has continued to act like a sole authority despite being only one of three members on an independent commission that he chairs when the Commission meets. The media savvy Chairman of the EC Deshapriya is continually referred to as “Polls Chief” in the Sri Lankan media and reporters rely heavily on statements made by him unilaterally without consultation with the other members.

The Daily Mirror newspaper dedicated a huge section of its front page to an image about how to hold an election during the pandemic

Deshapriya who earned public trust when he held a fair election against all odds in January 2015 when Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political fortunes were on the wane has since proved he cannot exercise his authority over politicians as a constitutionally empowered independent commission member.

In October 2018 Deshapriya blithely supported former President Maithripala Sirisena’s illegal attempt to dissolve parliament after his failed coup attempt. Against the wishes of the rest of the Commission Deshapriya consulted with Sirisena on dates for the parliamentary election the President had called without the constitutional right to do so.

He showed a similar interest in pandering to the Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the run up to the 2019 presidential election refusing to even question his citizenship status before accepting his nomination papers. Sources told Colombo Telegraph that Deshapriya continues to be a pawn in the hands of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration despite his strong letter to the President on 1st April claiming that the Commission had decided that elections could not be held before the 2nd June deadline to summon Parliament.

Despite this public show behind the scenes Deshapriya has allegedly been consulting and conspiring with the Government to hold elections on the SLPP schedule. The Chairman of the Elections Commission made the restoration of normalcy in the country a condition to be fulfilled by 20th April in order to proceed with the election by end of May.

Mawbima owned by Tiran Alles dedicates full page to GRID INDEX 2020 rating for Gota’s handling of COVID-19 based on fake news

The Government and its cronies have gladly obliged. (by Chamika Madiwake)

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  • 33
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    All these crooks who are in power and also all henchmen those who are in their periphery are planing to grab power as they did in 2019.

    Unfortunately innocent people can do nothing.
    But one day these crooks will face the judgement of KARMA.

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      Mr. Saman.
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      What have you been smoking…
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      Don’t you know the difference between “grab power” and “democratic election”
      /
      RW “grabbed power” after 2015 presidential election without parliament majority.
      /
      D. M. Jayarathna was kicked out unceremoniously without giving time to resign.
      /
      R. Sampanthan “grabbed power” as opposition leader on 2015 without a opposition.
      /
      Anura Kumara Dissanayake “grabbed power” as the Chief organiser of the opposition on 2015 without a opposition to organize.
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      That is “grabbing power” you idiot.
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      GR came to power in a democratic election with a overwhelming majority votes.
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      We… “innocent people” elected him as OUR president.
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      “crooks” (civil society, minority Manipulaters, UNP & JVP) are already answering to their “KARMA”

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        Pasqual,
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        your position is similar to that DILITH jayaweera or not ?
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        You would lick the balls of any Rajapakshes so long the adverstisments and other programs that are due to govt CHANNELs be given to you for your commercial gains ?.
        :
        Alone BP Dilith Jayaweeera and his start of Derana was suspicious.
        :
        Black money that looted by Rajakshes were instrumental in the formation of that blood channel – WE ALL KNOW this – public secret right ?
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        That BP I know from my school days, and i know this bugger is no worth human being, should be locked up , if law and order is held above in a country but lanken context, nothing seem to work tackling all culprits.
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        What is the point of talking you Pasqual – better DRIVE against a wall..
        my FOOT.

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          Mr. Lilage………
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          As far as I know Mr. Dilith Jayaweera didn’t went to asylum for schooling.
          So you can’t know him from school days.
          And…
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          You idiots argue that no election is more democratic…..
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          You idiots argue that no education is more educated….
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          You idiots argue that person with more votes is a dictator….
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          You idiots argue that the leader who conducted every election on time is a authoritarian….
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          Better go back to that asylum where you had your education.

          • 20
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            S.C. Shitqual – Take a cyanide capsule and go to bed, you will attain Nibbana!

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              Mr.
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              That’s what idiots say when they don’t have any facts to argue.
              Asylum is still open for people like you.
              At least you will get your meals Free….

          • 9
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            Pasqual,
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            You are no better to that ULTRA racisst MAHINDAPALA aka Eagle Eye.
            Unsubstantiated comment contents- cant bring us forward. You should be an another cheap cover up to Rajapakhe bp clan.
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            BP Dilith Jayweera the CONDOM support to Rajapakhes is born and bred in Galle and went to school in Galle. If corona virus could take him away, the masses in the island would be able to open their eyes again…

            Born 18 September 1967 (age 52)
            Galle, Sri Lanka
            Nationality Sri Lankan
            Education St. Aloysius’ College, Galle
            University of Colombo
            Occupation Chairman – George Steuart Group

            Chairman – Derana

            Director – Citrus Leisure PLC, Colombo Land and Development PLC
            Jt. Managing Director – Triad (Pvt) Ltd

            • 0
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              Mr. Leela ge ……
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              I know where Mr. Dilith Jayaweera had his education my dear….
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              But why are you collecting all these personal details…?
              Same sex marriages are still not legal in SL.

          • 3
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            S. C. Pasqual

            “You idiots argue that person with more votes is a dictator….”

            Nopes.
            To the contrary, if elections are conducted amid the alarming situation, dictators could form a government with MP’s who could be elected with lower turn out. Gotas goons occupy every corner (every inch) of the land armed with lethal intentions and weapons.

            In 1994 EPDP received 10,744 in total, which yielded the party 9 MPs, on each were elected by 1193 voters. Therefore by now you would have realised the elections in 1994 did not reflect the principles of representative democracy.

            Sitting on your brain does not help you understand this simple and fundamental principles of democracy. Forget it.

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              Mr. Native Vedda,
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              What is your argument….
              First you say…..
              “”Nopes.
              To the contrary,”””
              Then you say……..
              “”dictators could””
              Who is the dictator you are referring….?
              Ranil Wikramasinghe..?
              /
              And…
              /
              Yes…..
              EPDP was the democratic representative at that time…
              As the situation warrants…
              Who do you prefer……?
              Pottu Amman..?

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                S. C. Pasqual

                “EPDP was the democratic representative at that time…”

                Was it?
                When did Dougy return from Tamil Nadu?
                Did EPDP contest any election prior to 1994 and elected being representative of Tamils? EPDP was another paramilitary group dependent on the armed forces for its survival, ….

                Where is Pottu Amman?
                I was told Gota shared his bed with him.

                Pissucal, .
                I have no problem if you want to establish your credentials as being the official Gota’s only b***s carrier. Therefore don’t tell us what is the best option for the people of this island.

      • 8
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        most in our society today are not even respeting the least on to human values. people are obvioulsy not thinking twice. they just believe what spread over Television. that has become their easy source of information.what if TV news become fake round the clock ? Or they rely on to facebook. but entire world is aware social media is not guranteed and it is your responsiblity to rely on them. So news that you find on FACE book are not reliable. most of Face book readers and writers are irresponsible all over the world. that is not clear to most specially living in developing countries because they are compelled to take it whether or not it being truthful.
        Lanken political culture is made so that they are caught by predatory politicians and their tactics. No matter even if your lovely ones would have been infected, they just continue being partial to the abusive politicians mostly for unknown reasons. Perhaps, the indifference, naivity, stupidity and lack of factful information, lack of proper awareness etc are behind this. this tendency is more dangerous than any known deadly virus so far. As many other developing countries already doing, our university senior researchers should react breaking their long silence so that the awareness of the masses in the country could be improved. In particular, making them familir to prevention of the deadly virus across the nation. People should not have any other choice than obeying to the instructions being issued by health officials. we are not a powerful nation to face it, if the numbers would go beyond thousands. Country’s health infrastructure would not be sufficient to provide the few hundreds with hospital bed facilities and ioslation chambers. With all these being the ground realities of the island nation, state should make the people repeatedly clear about the danger beofre us as an another developing nation.

      • 0
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        Very good answer! Everything is said! Democracy of Colombotelegraphe is seen!

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        YOU FOOL PASQUAL ROBBING THE VOTE OF SOMEBODY IS DEMOCRATIC AND CAME TO POWER , ASK POLLS CHEIF AND, BASIL . YOU IDIOT FOOL , WHO VOTED GR , NO BUGGER DID THIS TO VOTE. YOU FOOL WITHOUT KNOWING SHUT UP. WHERE THE TSUNAMI FUNDS , DIGESTED ADN ROBBED. NOW WHERE THE COVID-19 IN BILLIONS , WHERE??? ANSWER YOU FOOL , WHERE THOSE MONIES , BELONGING TO US , THE COUNTRY

    • 8
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      Colombo Telegraph,

      The Crooks are generating Fake News, the stupid Sinhala-“Buddhist” Racists, are accusing the Innocent Muslims, for the Wuhan China-19 virus, renamed COVID-19, by the WHO , who are in cahoots with China. However, USA President Donald Trump, will have none of that will go after the CAUSE, China.
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      The imbecile Ranil W, the leach, is making an appeal to President Trumph, ( request by the Chinese to Gon Gotabsya, who in turn asked Bondsman Ranil), in the Land of slaves and imbeciles to the Chinese.
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      Gon Gotabaya Rajapaksa is knowingly responsible for the racism against the Muslims and the Tamils.
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      U.S. President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic, as he ratcheted up criticism of Beijing over its handling of the outbreak. “It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because of it,” Trump told a daily White House briefing.
      //
      It was the latest U.S. volley in a war with China, over the Wigan China-19 virus, renamed COVID-19 virus
      //
      “If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, I mean, then sure there should be consequences,” Trump said. He did not elaborate on what actions the United States might take.
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      Trump and senior aides have accused China of a lack of transparency after the coronavirus broke out late last year in its city of Wuhan. This week he suspended aid to the World Health Organization accusing it of being “China-centric.”

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        “… Wuhan China-19 virus, renamed COVID-19, by the WHO , who are in cahoots with China. However, USA President Donald Trump, will have none of that will go after the CAUSE, China.”
        I thought that your IQ was a little higher than the figure that you frequently refer to.
        Trump has already contradicted himself on the performance of China: he congratulated China for its good work in February.
        He is a desperate man who initially dismissed lightly the infection. The long time that China gave the world (all but its immediate neighbours) was wasted by the US and Europe by not taking any preventive measures.
        Rather than admit his folly, starting with the wrecking of Obamacare, he, in usual style, is looking for scapegoats.
        The US is in a real mess, for which it cannot blame China. Its every attack on China under Trump has misfired.

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          SJ

          “Trump has already contradicted himself on the performance of China: he congratulated China for its good work in February.”

          Just because Trump said it do you think we should trust both him and China. By the way China has reviewed it corona death figure upwardly.

          Please tell us why this little islanders should care about US, UK, Europe, Hindia, China, Russia, …. rest of the world when stupid islanders are incapable of managing their own affairs.

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        • 2
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          eager-less.?
          another of your obnoxious comments dumped into the cesspit in the large bog.
          =
          you have now become the Guinness book of records highest comment positing parasite on any website whose vile postings have been placed in the most appropriate place where it really belongs to.?
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          thou are an asset to the racist Yakko community for the only success you have been able to achieve in your sad sordid life of 90 years.
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          I am astounded as to how the Demala meenachi is tolerating your only proud accomplishment in life.
          knowing her, she must be eagerly awaiting for the minute when you will?
          =
          cheers, R. J.

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        CT,

        “Trump and senior aides have accused China of a lack of transparency after the coronavirus broke out late last year in its city of Wuhan. This week he suspended aid to the World Health Organization accusing it of being “China-centric.”
        //
        Tamils and Muslims have accused President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of a lack of transparency after the coronavirus ( China virus) broke out early this year in Sri Lanka, and being complicit with the racists Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists” , He is being China-Centric, when he appealed Trump to restore the World Health Organization funds , through the Bondscam Wanil W. , instead of asking the Chinese.
        //
        After all, it is the Wuhan China-19 virus. Looks like the racists do not know it yet.

    • 11
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      Blunder committed by naive voters ( 6.9 millions)on the 17th Nov 2019. being fallen into trap of BROTHER DUO not easy repairable.
      .
      That was to allow HIGH CRIMINAL BROTHER DUO to be the leaders and letting them switch back to their usual mode of operandi and get back to loot/criminalize/and ruin this nation. What have the duo got other than – high crime allegations from money laundering of various nature, murders, constitutional violations and and … ?
      .
      boldSo let me start by saying GOOD RIDDANCE :)

      – neverthless my heart is weeping when looking at the destitute, poor farmers, and people being caught by elephant-human conflicts apart from COVID fears – most of all, they have lost their daily jobs which they brought some thing like 2-3 dollars a day.

      why has the very same govt that promised sun and moon have now been unable to give a ration to them for 2 two weeks, even if the funds the state is received lately are more than enough to allow that ?

      The reasoning behind that is they keep those funds for their ELECTION campaigns
      Why cant Rajapakshes have human characteristics knowing the ground realities of the suffering masses ?

      They are uncultured, uneducated bastards- that are evidently talented at looting and killing own people. THere are enough records – even prima facie evidence collected sofar.

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        NOBODY VOTED THAT MUCH , ALL ROBBED FROM INNOCENT SAJITH , THE CROOK FAMILY MADE THE SINHALA PEOPLE FOOL AND STILL THEY ARE FOOLING FOR LIQUOUR AND ROBBED MONEY. WHERE THE TSUNAMI MONEY , MAHINDA ROBBED. NOW WHERE THE COVID-19 MONEY , WHO IS ROBBING NOW ???, THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS

    • 1
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      Saman,
      Is there any other KARMA than allowing them to have power in a very precarious time? If not for my love to see a prosperous SL in my life time, I tend to think that it is OK for them to stay in power for a few more years so that the pressure of governing can teach them a good lesson including hastening their reincarnation! But the dilemma of that thinking is the certain destruction MaRa/GoRa regime will bring to the nation. As a matter of fact, the destruction is already begun since the past Jan 1st. I’m not an affiliate of any political party but I can’t find any good reason to vote for SLPP!

    • 4
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      Sinhalese spies number one threat to sri lanka. They have been getting funding and direction by foreign spies. They directed RW and former president to act against Sri lanka interest to push traditional conservative part’s voters toward Rajapaksas.
      On the hand these spies in the western countries and their branch UN always talk against Sri lanka or Rajapacksas just to fool Sinhalese public and keep Rajapaksa in power.

      These Western spies long history of promoting foreign descendant dictators in Sri lanka but local modaya monks who takes bribes is the biggest victory for foreign spies and Sinhalese spies.

      In order to fight local spies and foreign spies, you have to remove this existing dumb political system which give right dumb, grass eating Sinhalese public and monks to promote dictators which help foreigners covert operation. Foreigners are not one group or one country.
      Sri lanka do not need this free political system because it does not fit the Sinhala public. Under this system Sinhalese public only can vote or local Sinhalese spies steal theses votes using propaganda and bribes and install crooks & criminals who are working foreign interest
      Sri lanka do not need president or PM. It can run by a political group or commission which run armies and police

      I am just writing this. I know there is no one singles Sinhalese Buddhist man who has back born or educated or has patriotism to prompt any movement to revolutionize and deport these conspirators back to where they come from unless I do myself.

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      the whole world is in many a dilemma but the disgraceful greedily power-seeking rajapukas want to hold a general election.?
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      reading the Lankan news wires a short time ago, I find that there have been 17 new cases of the to the rajapuka clan pleasure and god sent curse which has now parachuted to in a few hours to 271.
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      now that the curfew time frame is relaxed, a little birdy num numb tells me that the time along with the tide is right for an explosion in the number of beneficiaries who are lucky enough to receive this rajapuka’s gift to the sad sorry shit oozing isle. the rest of the planet is and are shunning this gift from China, where the innocents are dying by the second and many a poor, especially in countries similar to Lanka, will attain nirvana/Nibbana due to the cursed rajapuk starvation.
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      power, power and power are all that the pulligona rajapuka’s live for.
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      the sooner they succumb to this curse will make this world a better place to live in and become prosperous too.
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      on my knee, wishing for an impossible miracle. R. J.

  • 12
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    This is nothing. Presidential propaganda was the easter attack by killing people. so this is nothing.

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      How dumb can you be? Have some respect for the dead.

  • 4
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    Don’t know much about those Indexes.
    But the real time picture last night was as follows

    Srilanka Total Infected 254 Total Deaths 7 Population 22 Million

    New Zealand Total Infected 1422 Total Deaths 11 Population 5 Million

    Australia Total Infected 6958 Total Deaths 70. Population 23 Million..

    These being our Neighbors where Lankans love to live, I thought this will be a good comparison of how we are faring in this most difficult times in the Modern History..

    Australia average income probably is A$ 50,000 .
    NZ may be the same.
    Our Lankans may be luck if they collect A$ 4000 a year .And that will be less than 30% of the working population .

    In light of that I would be happy to say our Leaders have done a fabulous job to protect our inhabitants from this deadly Virus which has killed nearly 40,000 in the States and , 20,000 in the UK so far ,mostly poor older inhabitants.

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      You must remember the numbers for South Asia have been low. In India, population of 1.3 billion. Only 432 death. The low figures may be due to several factors. Lack of proper testing is a major factor. Greater immunity perhaps because South Asians get all manner of diseases, have BCG and other vaccines early and then there is the weather. It may not be all Kothpaiya and his goons.

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        Dear KABARA,
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        India s cases are on a rise rapidly. today I notice over 2013 at once surprising higher.
        :
        Lack of proper testing
        Unregisterd numbers are much higher
        BCG vaccination
        And compared to other deaths, COVID deaths being neglected

        But the situation in my country – 20 million population.. but their numbers are not yet clear… how many of them reutrning from Italy were caught by the authorities is not yet clear.
        If I would enter the country – they the emigration officers should have a list of them… if not, these lists can be collected from the airlines that landed in Srillanken airport per day.
        :
        Then the govt and police and health authorties could trace those passengers if they wanted to.
        :
        Have they done it sofar ? I dont think so. They just boast about their self- achievment, actullay we see nothing is achieved.
        These are politically motivated public statements keeping the very same people in dark further.

        And tell me how coule Vietnamese be able to handle it without any death s yet ? Vietnamese are a nation with 95 millions
        Their tourist arrivals are much higher than that of srilanka.
        :
        How has Nepal as a poor country managed it ? with no deaths yet ?

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      Fabulous job?
      Curing the first patient was a commendable job. Then letting infected persons come past the health desk at the BIA was the source of the disaster.
      The curfew was a rather stupid move. Several Third World countries have successfully contained the virus without curfew.
      The economic blows of the clampdown will kill many more than what the virus unchecked would have done.

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      K.A.Sumanasekera,
      At this moment, there is a positive correlation between per capita income and number of people infected with COVID-19 and number of deaths. Higher the per capita income, higher the number of people infected with COVID-19 and number of deaths.
      Also there is a positive correlation between IQ and number of people infected with COVID-19 and number of deaths. Higher the IQ, higher the number of people infected with COVID-19 and number of deaths.

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Srilanka Total Infected 254 Total Deaths 7 Population 22 Million
      New Zealand Total Infected 1422 Total Deaths 11 Population 5 Million
      Australia Total Infected 6958 Total Deaths 70. Population 23 Million..”

      I take it that Single handed General Shavendra Silva, WWV, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc has already invented Coronavirus vaccine in July 2019.
      Congratulations.

      Everyday I have been reading in news papers that everyday at least 100 new infected patients are being added to quarantine. You type 254, where has the armed forces buried the rest of them?

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    Foolish 6.9 million voters will believe these lies.

    Damn the president!

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    RANIL group and SAJITH group is responsible for this situation .RANIL AND SAJITH never though of the plight of UNP and TAMIL MUSLIM party supporters who voted for them in the PARLIAMENT election.BOTH RANIL AND SAJITH group played cat and mouse game and put the whole country in trouble for their own self interest.EVEN IF THEY JOIN TOGETHER NOW IT IS TOO LATE.RAJAPAKSE GROUP ARE IN A COMMANDING POSITION NOW AND THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY WANT AND MAKE RANIL AND SJITH GROUP AS POLITICAL BEGERS..

    • 3
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      It is more like the SIRISENA and RANIL group, who were in power the last few years. It was due to their incompetence, corruption, and indifference, that the present (and dangerous) lot got back into power.

      Sri Lankan people are not very smart voters, many in the majority fall for false propaganda, and unfortunately, forget what the last regime is capable of, and that includes murder too.

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        Ashan,
        .#
        it was sirisena not RW, to be blamed. He was the president.
        :
        For some reasons, SIRESNA was tamed by Rajapakhes kalliya… as we never thought. But the unprecedented situation what RW had to go through was clear in the POST mortem of that easter bombing that took the lives of 270 worshippers. There what came up to light was, neither RW as premier nor IGP to that time, were called for regularly held security council sessions.
        This was then known to CURRENT premier MaRa since any develpment since 52-day FAKE govt was much known to him than to then Premier RW. So, please it is no right to attack RW any more.. except for that blunder committed in that bond scam, which is also not serious today when compared to the losses made by MaRa together with Kabral since 2008. Besides, the losses to have been made is deposited for future use. That became transparent thanks to Mr RW s involvment… sure, it was a mistake to appoint that Mahendran but apart from that, RW had always been thousand time decent to both nation and international community.. unlike murderous brother duo.
        :
        Just going back the manner that THADJUDEEN case was handled by the president was beyond all ethics and morals, because all was very cldear them becoming caught redhanded but MaRa s wife was not even interoggated, upon the direct support being offered by BP Sirisena… there, what RW had to do as the premier was very less.

  • 16
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    Sri Lankans should realise that they can still tell Gota “KISS MY ASS” by boycotting the elections or by voting for the opposition.

  • 18
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    What a waste of moral and resources. Rajapakshes ruined the country all this long. Now parasitic media together with the idiotic Rajapakshes asking for reinstatement in power. What a load of shit. What were doing while in power over several decades? At least now allow public servants to carryout their duties freely and let people recover from the onslaught of the virus threat without being another type of virus yourselves.

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      now, Sri lanka needs a military intelligent support from another country to free Sri lanka from colonial immigrants. There is only one option available, which is to shoot to death millions of Singhalese Buddhists Modayas voters in military Coup. Civilised method does not work with Sinhalese Buddhists Modayas voters and Modayas Buddhist monks who have been trained to take bribes by these two three colonial immigrant families to promote them to power since 50s. And neighboring countries and faraway foreign countries have been promoting them because their non Sinhalese Buddhist background excellently serve their interest.
      That ‘s all I have to say my friend.

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        Just read this post twice. Notice all the contempt, hatred and racism. That’s the overseas Tamil for you.

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    Covid-19 deaths 7. We are now at 254 infections. The number of infections has been over 100 for over a month or two. The number of deaths at 7 have been static since February. Have we then found a cure to stop the deaths and hiding it from the world? Ayurveda or black-tea drinking working well?

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      S
      I hope that you really do not believe that the infected were given black tea and Ayurvedic medicine.
      We had a few isolated sources that were identified in good time and the spread was controlled. The public has mostly acted responsibly.
      In fact it did not spread beyond a few districts.

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    If an election is held there will be population reduction as COVID19 will spread fast. That is good for the economy as the government will have a lesser number of people to feed Did Gota return from the US to kill Sri Lankans to get absolute power

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      Pon Kulendran, Gota is not a Tamil to live off the blood of captured policemen.

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        The one with the blood of the policemen on his hands is a close partner of your Gota.

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    All haters of the country is trying to belittle the Gota’s skillful, fast and extremely successful campaign against Covid-19. It’s hilarious. It is good that they, themselves expose and reminding the srilankans of the frauds and fake news spread to topple the government in 2015. Ask any Citizen Perera. He would laugh at the 9th position of handling the Corona virus and he would say SL is the number one while reminding ‘this is the second time Gota saved the country’..

    Hoole ‘baby’ raises the alarm writing
    “As a Tamil, I am scared of arguing with him(Shavendra) on 20 April when we meet..”

    This is like Sira ( our former president srilankans likes to erase from their memories)
    who screamed he would have gone 8 feet under if he had lost the 2015 presidential election. There are babies everywhere .. in Politics especially…. But you do not get many among professors …

    Hoole and others of his ilk, seems to be sacred of elections more than (H)UNP gundas,
    JVP’s Ranil-Dasa and othere bankrupt politicians. I can understand that the failed politician’s overwhelming protest about conducting elections because they know they have no chance at all.
    But, why these so called ‘democratic’, ‘unbiased’, ‘independent’ and highly ‘educated’ nincompoops do it beyond my imagination because it exposes them beyond any doubt that they are backing the enemies of Sri Lanka.

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    Dear President Gotabaya,

    I didn’t vote for you but post the presidential election I have watched you administrate the country with interest. Whilst I will not give you 10/10 you certainly have performed better than any other leader and I am thankful that you are in-charge of the country during this period than any other leader. The releasing of controversial prisoners and the militarisation of a democracy are some of my major concerns that you you cannot be pardoned for. Nevertheless let’s focus on the present.

    You will undo all the brilliant work You have done during COVID-19. Please do not rush to lift the lockdown until after wesak. There are a few working days left between the 22nd of April and 7th of May. Getting back to work on the 22nd will not kickstart the economy in such a short time. Corona has already done immense damage to the economy and few extra days will help immensely to bring this under control.

    It is very likely (even though I might not vote for you ) your party will win the election and perhaps with a 2/3rd majority. This is very likely to happen. But please don’t risk the country by lifting the lockdown for pure political gain. We as a country will not be able to take second wave of COVID-19 and if it does hit us again all the goodwill you have earned thus far will be lost in an instant. You are invincible at this point so don’t ruin it for you. You and your brother thought you were invincible in 2015 and you lost power to a bunch of jokers that I too voted for because I was fed -up with your murders and plundering of my country. The people have given you a second chance please don’t mess it up.

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    Great Chanuka, please take care of u because rulers currently in power are were once looters and tsunami fund stealers. All these are public secret but media mafia are on a misleading mission in favour of govt.hungry nation to be named as ranking to be 9th ? Funny no? Vietnam and Nepal have not a single one death yet report ed. So how our buggers spread huge lies endangering the innocent people in risk?

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    I does not matter if the election is held 20 months later the UNP SJB TNA SLMC monkeys are done. just get it over with

    The average person can see the difference.

    Ther are no average people in CT

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    Most people in SL are fed up with the old 225 MPs and they would like to have new faces with new ideas. Many say they got rid of the Yahapalana duo on time; otherwise they could have become another Italy easily. They also say a 2/3rd majority at the next polls is not a distant possibility.
    If this is the case, there are ample reasons for the opposing parties including the TNA and JVP to be worried. They all say not to hold the polls but if the election is not held there would be a constitutional crisis. In order to avoid it, they all say reconvene the dissolved parliament.
    This is the catch! If the old parliament is reconvened, the tax payer should be ready to pay billions of rupees in the future as their pension money because they will all be entitled to it; (with premature dissolution nearly 70 MPs lost the pension privilege and it is a huge saving for the poor taxpayer)!
    Just please ask any Sri Lankan for the fun of it; they are not ready to pay even a penny for that purpose!
    Then what’s the least expensive solution?
    Hold the election before June 02.
    How?
    Make a viable plan to hold it at once, or district by district! Arrange polling booths as has been explained in the above article. South Korea too had it within three day period.
    Anyways, the world is yearning to reopen their respective economies; already 17 States in the US have agreed to do so.
    It will be a timely advise for the Sri Lankans to re-start the country with the rest of the world!

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    Reconvene Parliament First – Elections can be held in 6 months’ time

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      Wimpy,

      Consitutional Experts incl. Former PREMIER and SENIOR journalist Viktor Iwan and all made it clear, that the country will have to count with a constitutonal crisis if parliament would be reconvened, but the brother duo seem to have not sensed it yet –
      :
      What would be their PLAN B ? After 30 th April ?
      .
      Going back to that 52 d SHORT LIVED fake govt headed by BP MaRa though denied to resign, but in the end, with SC s decision being announced, he had to.. then we saw, as if a defeated dog would hide his tail behind the rear legs, he and his bed partner SIRISENA – the niwataya had to surrender the law.. remember ?
      :
      So those who bark loudly, would have to face the MUSIC sooner or later, since their existence and force is tied up with the constitution.
      :
      This time too, with BARBARIC brother place above him, the shamless bugger duo will definitely have to surrender the law, else, the people in tihs country will face problems.

      People will not respect DICTATORS that do nothing to people but to their KITH and kin only.
      :
      We also noticed, if did not call for help to their EUNACH SON, Namal baby, former MPs could be arrested for anything.
      No matter peoples were supported or not.

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    Whats NEW guys ??? What is laughable is people get their facts from social media and these government sponsored sources and not only help in spreading the message further but make up their minds , in an election year. At least in other countries there is a official version and a politician,s version , which unfortunately most do not bother to cross check (because of their blind faith). Where as in Lanka the official version and the political version are the same and people treat real fact as fake. To make things worse Lankan,s views and understanding of the world is as good as their own nation. The UK prime minister who ignored all the warnings and at times acted against his own medical experts has now changed his views and attitudes , after becoming one of those victims. Same with Trump too. His only concern right now is , his chances of getting re-elected. For that he is even willing to put his own people in harm,s way. But the good thing about US is there is a official version which can be referred , if anyone wishes so. Still the politicians will try spinning and distorting those facts but it is up the individual to understand these facts and act accordingly. It may not be surprise , close to elections Trump may even claim the numbers as fake and deep state conspiracy against him. But the facts and numbers are out there for any individuals to see. Most voters will not check because of their blind faith in their politicians . Though the outcome may not be different in Lanka and US (Americans get their facts from twitter , fox and family) the system is not the same. For Lankans it will be sensible to know the real facts in their own motherland before referring to South Korea and others.

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      The US has an official version of everything including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the invasion of small countries, a string of regime changes and mass murders and economic crimes against vulnerable countries. Its every crime has an explanation.
      But how close are the versions to the truth?
      The mainstream media is the main source of disinformation.
      *
      If a nation is full of people with blind faith in their politicians, is that a good sign?
      I wonder if that is how the US sleepwalks into unjust wars and crimes against humanity.

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    We are in path of restoration of Sovereignty Right to Vote is/was key pillar of Nation Democracy since 1931.
    We as nation oldest country in Asia for Universal franchise….since 1931 even under British occupation @

    We were struggle and fought safeguard Right to Vote for that long-years of Eight Decades . Even have won HALF Country the Independence of Country from British Colonialism after 150 years. The RULE was ruthless and suppressed by House of Hanover or later Windsor of United Kingdom. Needless to say our nation LOST ilves of sons and daughter are come hundred thousands during UK colonialism and it Rule of tynner .

    Even CT was after born that ? Do not play fool with basic Rights of Island nation valued Democracy by certain mouthpiece of Western voice and Voice of Neoliberal policies of UNP ,TNA JVP and Muslim religion fundamentalist line of politics in against Island ….Nation.@

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      Aiyo (I.O) Sirisena,
      Don’t talk bullshit ane.

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    After the General Election count is completed, another count which would follow is the number infected and dead.
    As it stands it is 258 infected with 7 dead.
    How many digits will be added after the aforesaid numbers?
    The Election Commission will be the scapegoat at the end of the day.!

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    People have to make a choice: Life or death.
    The truth is China wants more than half of this island sooner. Gota wants power to his family sooner. Once Corona is over they can’t run the country. They need money from china to run the government and they need military rule to oppress Sinhala masses because it is Sinhalese going to suffer from Corona and its impact on economy.

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      If China wants the bigger half who wants the smaller half?
      *
      Stop hallucinating about the effect of the virus.
      The curfew has killed a good part of the economy.

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        SJ,
        The answer is Mahinda family.
        If the curfew killed a good part of the economy Why did you put curfew in the first place? Do you know how 2018 coup by Mahinda Family killed this economy? Do you know How Hambantota killed economy? Do you know how Srilanka airlines deal killed economy?

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      “it is Sinhalese going to suffer from Corona and its impact on economy.
      I believe minorities will take the worse half this time too, because there is Provincial Election in line. Further controlling minorities with Rapist Army is easier than the Majority community. If rush to do that before full preparation, even Rapist Army may rebel against their orders.

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    “Today I can confirm that myself, government ministers and public service chief executives will take a 20% pay cut for the next six months” – New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden today. Can you imagine any one of our buggers from any political party doing the same? At least they could take a pay cut to replace some of the money they have stolen. Yes its Stollen all round for our politicians.

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      RS
      All of them will take even a 100% pay cut if it will produce returns at the polls.
      What they collect by other means is much more than what they are paid.

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    Today Mahinda threatened Election commission to fix the date for election or hold the election on the day President fixed in May. Why they are so hungry to have the election before country and people come out of Corona fear? Are they hungry for power or are they hungry to take more lives.

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      Actually this is the perfect way for MR/GR to get 2/3. With CORONA fear many will not vote and easy win to SLPP. They know this.
      Similar to 89/90 elections at which few voted and then govt. ensured that their supports voted.

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    Aanduwa has been holding North under its jackboot after it purposefully using the Swiss Pastor to infect Jaffna. All medical professional in the North have unanimously said it is the Pastor saga, which was staged by Rapist Police took Corona to North. Now all Tamil Medias are reporting that KKS/Palali isolation center infections were Rapist Army induced. The isolated people did not receive exclusive private areas to bath, dine, and sleep. They were forced to use pooled areas. There were no medical tests, medical supervision nor were any medical treatments availed for this isolated people. “Only one country in world would have this proud achievement of all its isolated residents in one minority residential camp got infected only after 14 days of isolation.”
    After sending the Pastor to North, Rapist Army suddenly declared the entire North was infected and choked the North with wild curfew; now after one complete, isolation camp residents are infected, Rapist Army saying the public is free from infection, so wants the election. It is in this record Rapist Army monitored, Election Commission is being coerced to conduct the election in an untimely manner. Ranil, who unnecessarily handed over the government one year earlier in November has not standing front to guide the people to make a decision on the election. He is consulting America how to deal with international affairs.

    Government has not been transparent on the viral infection from the very beginning. Government let many categories of infected people into country for the full knowledge of public. Then government used Rapist Army curfew as the methods to deal with the infection, unlike almost all world used lockdown and education of social isolation. People going for suicide because lack for food and supplies. In many places, even over & above the Rapist Army guard, desperate crowed has beaten the officials for not having got or got the supplies not enough for their family. “ I want some more please, Sir”

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    For some time, Aanduwa has been comparing America for why it has to do Genocide in North and East. Now Aanduwa is comparing South Korea for its ability to conduct its election. SK is being sighted by many for many things. Even President Obama one time said he wanted builds the American scientist force competing with SK. Aanduwa knows that if it compares SK on this election issue, Modayas will get kick out of it and support it in election. But that SK was comparable to Lankawe in 1950 on its education, economy, and social welfare. But now where is SK, where Lankawe is left behind.
    We have seen what has happened to economy Exchange Rate after 2019 election. Aanduwa is using Coronavirus to camouflage the plunge of those and winning election. No medical figure has put out his/her analysis of what would happen, if the aftershock becomes larger wave than the original after the election. While medical situation is uncertain, no one is talking about the retaliation the government is going to face from IC by going for a forceful election. This has nothing to do with Corona effect in Lankawe economy or Lankawe economy facing by the effect of the world recession predicted. Lankawe has been facing a certain amount of political isolation after 2019 election. Now, extremely severe import restriction is on place to make artificially the exchange rate appear getting better. Hopefully no IC country may retaliate to these restrictions by refusing to give food supplies. Exchange is practically now under fixed mode, unlike the time JR liberated, by allowing floating. If this condition continues, no economist or financial expert can say if the actual rate of the rupee is 300 or even 500, in future. What does this means after the election if Fascist government’s Slap Party has won the election? It means no more belt tightening. It will not work. So, all the residents of Wildlife Sanctuary species will have to go for surgery to gastric pouch removal.

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    I was amused to read a comment blaming muslims returning from Mecca, for the COVID 19.
    This monstrous pandemic originated in Wuhan,China. This is a fact !
    Please do not provoke the Middle East, Remember a major contribution to our coffers come from approximately 1.5 million Sri Lankans working in the Muslim states in Middle East.
    Think of the plight of Sri Lanka without this valuable Foreign Money ?? If Push comes to Shove,
    muslims will be compelled to write to Heads of the Arab world to stop employing non-muslim
    Sri Lankans in the Middle East….does this sound scary ?

    Sri Lanka is fast moving towards becoming another province or a state of China, very much like
    Hawaii, Alaska & Guam to United States of America.
    Very soon Sri Lanka will be re-named Ceylon ( ROC ) or Ceylon the Republic of China ???

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    Don’t worry; people are to boycott any election.

    People are against summoning the previous parliament too.

    MR, you’d better play a zero profile.

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    See the possibility of online election.

    Voting from home.

    Computer literate masses only.

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      We can remember how the Old King became Man of the Year on Time magazine. All unemployed IT kids of Lankawe voted for Old King for Biryani.

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    Hoole has raised the alarm……….. Diaspora Hyenas mascarading under several are on the offensive…….
    The truth is China wants more than half of this island sooner. – Ajith it can not be medical marijuana??
    Chiv – What is this US official version U refer to ? No of Deaths or Infections ?

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    my comment dated April 19th did not appear, apparently because I mentioned about the Arabworld
    and Sri Lankan Government’s dependency on the valuable Foreign Currency remitted by 1.5 Million
    hard working ( non muslim ) Sri Lankan labor force in the middle East.
    Unlike Chinese Loans ( payable with hefty interest ) Middle eastern/or the Arab money comes
    w/o interest and also w/o any strings attached.
    For god sake, stop harassing muslims in Sri Lanka and also rubbing the Arabs on the wrong side,
    provoke the Arab World and watch and see Sri Lanka ending up like Zimbabwe and other poor African
    countries where people kill each other for survival.

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      “Unlike Chinese Loans ( payable with hefty interest )”
      Have you compared with interest rates of other lenders.
      How much has this country borrowed from the Arab sheiks?
      The Arab sheiks are a despicable lot and Muslims are blamed for the evil done by these parasites.
      *
      I think that the colonial hangover in some makes them talk disparagingly about Africans.

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