30 November, 2021

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Gota’s UN Jaunt A Smokescreen For Family Reunion In LA While Lankans Suffer

Plans are underway for President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa to undertake a costly jaunt on the taxpayer dime to see his very first grandchild in the United States of America this month, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

The United Nations General Assembly Sessions held in New York this month will provide the cover the President needs to plan his family reunion in his former home country. Reliable sources within the Presidential Secretariat told Colombo Telegraph that the President was keen to see his granddaughter who was born in Los Angeles, California in May 2021.

Dulanya Hoppapilli Rajapaksa, President Nandasena Rajapaksa’s first grandchild was born in May 2021. Photo Courtesy: Daminda Manoj Rajapaksa/Instagram

Plans of the personal trip in the guise of an official head of state engagement comes only weeks after President Nandasena Rajapaksa called on citizens to be “ready to make more sacrifices” as the pandemic and his government’s gross fiscal mismanagement ravages the national economy, creating food shortages and causing essential commodity prices to soar. The Sri Lankan Government is staring down the barrel of a foreign exchange crisis and a grave threat of sovereign debt default. The Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration’s bungling of the Covid-19 pandemic situation has created instability and loss of livelihood while he ill-thought out agro-chemical ban has devastated export crops including tea and rubber. Sri Lankan citizens are facing fuel, gas, salt, sugar and milk powder shortages and import restrictions that have gone on for one year now, as the Government struggles to pay the nation’s food bill.

Leaving these crises behind, President Rajapaksa is due to leave for the US on 19th September and will be accompanied by his wife Ioma who is currently visiting Sri Lanka having spent some time with her new granddaughter soon after her birth in May.

First Lady Ioma Rajapaksa spent some time with her son and new granddaughter earlier this year – Photo Courtesy: Daminda Manoj Rajapaksa/Instagram

Presidential Butler, Manjula Ganegoda and his Script Writer, Nishantha Vijith De Silva. Foreign Minister, G.L Peiris, Secretary to the Foreign Ministry, Admiral Jayanath Colombage, convicted fraudster and currently an advisor to the President, Lalith Weeratunge, two of President Nandasena’s physicians, Dr. Bandula Wijesiriwardena and Dr. Amila Lekamge, Major general Mahinda Ranasinghe, Colonel Janaka Kandewatte, media official Chandimal Waduge and the Chief of Protocol of the Foreign Ministry Thushara Rodrigo are currently included in the delegation.

Presidential Secretariat sources say this list could change as new individuals get added to the delegation.

Colombo Telegraph learns that President Rajapaksa does not have significant meetings scheduled during his stay in New York after he addresses the UNGA on 21st September. On September 24th, the President and his team will fly to Los Angeles to spend several days with his family. His Son Manoj, daughter-in-law Sewwandi, wife and first lady Ioma are all American citizens and live in Los Angeles. The Gotabaya Rajapaksa family who have been citizens in the US since 2003 and Green-Card holders from 1993, have a vast network of friends and family in California. Several of these close associates from LA have been given plumb postings in the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Government since 2019, including as ambassadors and heads of statutory institutions in Sri Lanka.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa having a sing-song with his LA mates in 2019

It is also reported that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s brother-in-law is due to be appointed as the new ambassador to the United States, soon after the recall of career diplomat and former secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ravinatha Aryasinha at the end of the September 2021.

The President’s shameless jaunt to the United Nations with a large delegation in tow, comes even as most world leaders have opted to address the session remotely considering the Covid-19 situation. The UN General Assembly session was a low-key affair last year too, as the pandemic was claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. Many prominent global leaders have opted out of travelling to New York for the session, and the United States itself has discouraged large delegations from arriving in the country.

But government officials say President Nandasena Rajapaksa will have none of it. Having skipped the trip to New York last year, the Sri Lankan president has decided to travel to the US this year to address the UN in person.

The President has been warned to refrain from travelling to the US in his personal capacity given legal action underway in American courts concerning his alleged involvement in the extra-judicial murder of Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the torture of Tamils and war crimes committed during the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war when he served as Defence Secretary.

Before Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa became president, these legal actions were proceeding in numerous US courts. According to international law the president obtains heads of state immunity when visiting the US in an official capacity, especially to address the United Nations.

The US Government which would have found itself in an odd position to grant him a visit visa given his alleged command responsibility for war-time atrocities. However all heads of state are entitled to access into the United States to address the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York each September.

Await more details regarding the colossal cost of this family visit. (Sunil Deraniyagala)

 

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  • 54
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    Not a surprise. Deligations will surely be extended by incl. Ghanakka and that Ganga maniyo bitch and all other foot-lickers of the bugger et al.

    What else can we expect from a man who has no hearts. President and his uneducated millitary men let the older people fall dead by COVID. They did not prioratise the older age groups at the time, first loads doses were received and recommended by WHO. Indians granted over 0.6 mio of vaccine for free, but his leadership failed to provide it with the age groups respecting the recommendations. Mutti throws and going after DHAMMIKA paniya (concoction mixed by a mad person, uneducated man with a kali amma remote control) etc were given the priority making former minister of health – Apawithra Wanniarachchi, a guinea pig.

    They cant handle the prices of daily essentials as done by SORYSENA-RW, let alone, man to make wonders for a better future ? Pigs might fly.
    :
    Look at the pimpies on the picture, these men are not educated people, but as described by CT, got postings just because the bugger was closely associated with them. No matter, external relations would shatter, their little brain would not see it beyond their nose. His brother s brutal govt from 2010-2015 was no better.

    • 31
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      So, Lasantha and Eknaligoda ………. didn’t get to see their grandchildren, after all.

      Native, do you still believe in Karma …… that fate eventually gets the evil, eh?

      SJ, a karma chameleon?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

      • 2
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        I blame not karma for anything– not even you, nf.
        Always remember that precious liquid.

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          Oh boy SJ!

          That’s pretty good! Pretty damn good!! ……….. You’re getting better ……. thank ye Karma that ye found me ……. professor’s professor :))

          That I helped you to rise above the level of EE! …… yet, a long way to go ………

          Keep it up …… the sky is the limit. :))

      • 4
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        his comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

        For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

      • 14
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        Well the Rajapakse’s do not appear to realize that”What goes around comes around” To day they are crowing tomorrow they will all be crying

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          Unfortunately nothing seems to come around to them. It’s been decades now.

      • 9
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        nimal fernando

        “Native, do you still believe in Karma …… that fate eventually gets the evil, eh?”

        I am not sure anymore.
        Are you saying that its our Karma that forces us to share this forum with EE, Soman, …. SJ…..?
        May be there is Karma.
        If you say its our Karma to live our life under Chinese dictatorship no we need to kick the the invaders out of this island at any cost.

        SJ never liked colonial powers controlling everything from A to Z, (including you know what I mean) however they all came here to do free trade 500 years ago. Now that the Chinese are on a benevolent mission of Free Trade, why doesn’t he protest.
        Once bitten, SJ should be twice shy.

      • 6
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        Mahadanamutta started his trip to Vatican last night though begging nation s of our nature would nt take risks amidst covid limitations.
        .
        .Leaders in rich countries travel with limitations but why should we risk wasting the amounts remain?
        .
        This comes after his previous trip to Vatican in 2014. Entire world criticised the size of it. Remember? .
        .
        Rev Malcolm Ranjith is obviously very upset about the visit. Atleast today he should be aware the nature of tompatchaya, Mahinda. However weeraketiya cattle thieves cant deceive the world for sure.

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        Gota could earn lot of reputation, if just passed law on black money be invested in the country would be amended once those men bring those funds into the country. This law should be used as bait and switch.
        :
        All those men, after bringing their hugs volumes, should be jailed …. forever.
        :
        Else, the bugger et al would not earn any kind of respect in the days to come.

    • 4
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      GLPeris (the symbol of spinelessness) has fallen down to the level of Rohith Abeygunawardhana and Mahindananda…. what brought him his academic achievements incl. OXFORD ?

      That shows well, nothing would bring if it is SINHALA genetics. I am ashamed to be sinhalaya…. when i look at the kind of low lives.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTFJ5E-7Oag
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      We have got to 2 x MR in this country
      .
      Rev. Malcom Ranjith – ( he speaks out today, being caught by the tricks played on him, immediately after the EASTER human loss)
      .
      Mafia Boss – Mahinda Rajapkashe – this man is a shame to sinhala nation. All these are becoming clear today, though it is too late.

    • 3
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      The smiles of a blood thirsty family is horrific to see. Like how the grand daughter of a Mass Murderer (GOTA the GOON) is held in the hands of its mother, in a kind manner, the RAJAPAKSE CRIMINALS did not give the same kind of kindness to the Muslim Baby whom was cremated forcibly after that baby is murdered in COVID tricking act by the servile Govt Medical Mafia criminals (Doctors, Nurses, PHI’s & other Medical workers) who are enrolled in the ISLAMOPHOBIA AGENDA & THE WAR ON ISLAM agenda of the RACISTS. The Muslim baby was falsely declared as COVID positive. We all know how crap the PCR testing results are. Its 90% False Positive reading machine. The inventor of the PCR, Kary Mullis, said it in black & White that his machine cannot detect ANY VIRUS nor ANY DISEASE. The Sri Lankan racist medicos declared the baby as COVID positive & the parents as NEGATIVE. So, the trick is to isolate the baby from the parents and then they do whatever they like with the baby (Sinhala Racist’s enemy) and then killed and without showing any evidence, they burnt the body under the FASCIST SINHALA govt’s FORCIBLE CREMATION rule. Covid is the new weapon the Sinhala Racists use aganist the Muslims. Its the Zionist contract given to the Ruling ELite Mafia of the Sri Lankan system.

  • 55
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    How cruel you guys are. He sacrificed his entire life for his mother lanka. He could have lived like a king in the US. But he has to give up all that to come to SL to save Sinhala Buddhism. 6.9 million morons wanted him back and now queing up for paang, haal, seeni and parippu and many more. So at a time like this when morons are starving does it man that he too has to starve. Cant he enjoy with the family who are still US citzens. People are dying like flies but does that mean he too has to die? Gota mama will meet Biden for a podi loan and also a good time to put podi loans from Asian and african countries as he has to import so many limos for the servants of the people and the Royal Family. Haal nathuwa kanda puluwang, seeni nathuwa bonda puluwang. This is nothing new and these monkeys ever since suddhas left have been doing this and enjoying this. This is karma destined to suffer.

    • 38
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      Lived like a king or as a king for petrol shed assistants ?
      .
      Please just study with whom he had been roaming around while living in the US. Most of them are uneducated bastards, just left the country for US then. Today, the next ambassador akin to Jaliya Wickramasooriya (patta horek) is in making to succeeded the current one. That will be settled in october.

      I wonder why SRILANKEN DIASPORA in the US stay as if they are blind and deaf yet today on such postings ?

    • 25
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      Aha!!!Gotta the man with no intelligence and brain and no brawn either. Why is he running away ? a little bird whispers he is having palpitations ,BP could cause a bad stroke and his military personnel waiting to screw him. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. Henahura is in the 7th place should completely seal the Rajapakayas fortunes.

  • 35
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    There could be a military coup and Army takeover while he is away. It happened once in an African country when the head of state was away, attending a conference in another country.

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      Captain Morgan

      Unlikely in SL. Shavendra has a good thing going, so why upset the apple cart & become another ignored despot in the eyes of the world? He is already a persona non grata internationally but a hero in SL, why lose that? The rest of the military are being well looked after too, so no fear of a coup. Only man capable was Fonseka but his ambitions were nipped in the bud & he too is now happy with his generous pension & perks.

      Military coup or not, we have a military junta. In theory, a democracy, but I wont be surprised if the current President will be for life. Putin, Lukashenko & others have showed the way. No opposition, & elections, if at all, will be rigged. The dear leaders of the Rajapakse dynasty will reign for ever.

      A frightening thought which I hope will never happen.

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      What ll be the difference?.
      .
      Also today military controls even the color of Gota underpants, Dr shavrndra Silva has become spokesperson for association of medical specialists, 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    • 2
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      Such a thing happened in Ivory coast or west African country, whilst the head of State was attending the Non aligned conference 1976 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 45 years ago!

  • 38
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    There is no rule of law for the citizens of Sri Lanka under Gota’s rule. But he takes advantage of the rule of law in the United States to go there and see his grandchild. He knows the US government will not arrest him despite the various legal actions being pursued there for his alleged involvement in extra judicial killings, torture, and war crimes. He knows he can rely on the US government to honour its international obligation to grant immunity to visiting heads of state. What an absolutely shameless fellow.

  • 27
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    Gota & Ioma

    Congratulations.
    Cute little baby.
    The baby needs her grand parents when she is growing up.
    Your son and daughter in law need helping hand to maintain huge mansion, garden, cooking, changing nappy, …….. sing lullaby…..
    Here is one for you to practice before you leave for your your mother country:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kb_ctCLLzc

    For baby’s sake please stay in USA.
    Please take Wimal, Chambika, Rishard, Malinda, Udhaya, Channa, ……… with you.
    There are other people who must have an opportunity to ruin the country albeit at a lower rate.

    • 8
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      Native,

      WIE GEHT ES DIIR ?

      The next SRILANKEN AMBASSADOR to US is in making …… one another SILLY appoinntement of JALIYA WIKRAMASOORIYA nature….Ravinath is scheduled to be recalled at the end of Sep.
      .
      It will be brother in law of KING Gotabaya. Why do our people stay as if their senses are totally impaired… should be investigated through a thesis work.

    • 6
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      Hope Gotta is taking that killer Duminda Silva to add some muscle and color in case he gets a stroke !!

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        This reminds me the mission of Saudi prince prior to the MISTERIOUS killing of that journalist Jamal Khashoggi 4 years ago, even pathologists were boarded so that the dead to be dismembered. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

  • 32
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    Lanka is back in form. Thanks to those 6.9 million. Cabraal is soon going to governor of central bank, so printing LKR 24/7 , releasing $ for family will not be a problem anymore. Apparently 127 Billion was printed overnight last week to manage $ rise. Cabraaal also can makeup things as he goes to show Lanka is again prosperous and splendor. Insiders seems to have got the story and there was surprise upward tick in stock market not anymore for unknown reasons. Even international heads will not have this many personal staff ,doctors, script writer, butler, what about personal trainer/psychologist/ physiotherapist ?? accompanying, just to address the U.N. Country head attending U.N is exempted from legal issues, for that reason Sadam, Chavez and many more were allowed for same reasons. Obviously Gotha wants to make use of it. As long he doesn’t open his mouth it’s ok if not all the strategies of our diplomats will come crashing done. Now finance is fully under family, including ministry, CB and others. Kurakkan for citizens and Prime Olive Wagyu / Kobe for Sir and his team. They can also get their 9 months booster vaccine there.

  • 23
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    There is already murmurs in Viyathmaga camp, “what is wrong in Sir having some fun ?? didn’t Mahinda have all the fun when he was a Boss.

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      The next specialist followed yesterday and left the technical committee. Hitler too had such committees as we read the history.
      .
      Seem to have some with balls we salute them though innocent people are in a lurch

  • 9
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    Let us have a social cost benefit analysis in the name of good governance !

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    Other than the daughter in law, the son, wife and Gothic all look very east Asian . Malay or Indonesian. My observation.

  • 13
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    …………According to International Law the President obtains heads of state immunity when visiting the US IN AN OFFICIAL CAPACITY………..

    So President Gotabaya and Citizen [ US or Srilanka ] Gotabaya are two different entities eh?

    The Law is indeed an ASS!!

  • 15
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    USA is an enemy country for Sri Lanka and its people. Many people here in Sri Lanka, particularly Buddhist Sinhala hates USA, UK,EU and India and the people of that Nations. However, Gota Rajapaksa family, Basil Rajapaksa family only live there unwillingly as Chinese agents or KGB of Russia agent to spy that Nation. He has all the rights to do including to make an official visit for the purpose of private matter under the new constitutional amendments. This is very common practice in Sri Lanka. He may probably seek for US citizenship for family reunion and come back after that because under the 20th amendment he can be a dual citizen.

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      “USA is an enemy country for Sri Lanka and its people. “
      Did you really say that?
      A, but not too loud or too often— too many patriots of the USA lurking here.

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        Yes. This propaganda gave 69 million votes and two third majority.
        There are not only USA patriots but also Chinese patriots as well.

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      Ajith

      “USA is an enemy country for Sri Lanka and its people.”

      You forgot to mention China is the only caring country of Sri Lanka. Had you said it at ;east SJ would be happy.

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    This proves beyond all doubt that UN is a huge white elephant and a excruciating pain in the butts of all Srilankans.

    • 4
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      António Guterres, it’s not worth the while of the World to maintain you unless you can solve Charles Cooray’s land dispute with some thug (so says hanchopancha). You’d better locate that problem pronto, else Nalwalage Upasena will expose you, Harini Amarasuriya, Nagananda and SM to the wrath of the Talibans.
      .
      So, dear António, make a bee-line to BIA, Katunayake, and inspect the land. It’s either in Nawala or Dematagoda – I’ll let you know when you land in our once emerald isle, now turning brown because even the organic fertiliser is not being sent by Xi Jinping because he’s not yet received the request from Sivasegaram.
      .
      António, tell you what, now that baila exponent, Sunil Perera, is no more you could join the gypsies and sing baila – sing it in Portuguese. Use the names of all your relatives in the song. Cooray is also your kinsman.
      .

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        Edirisinghe. (sinhala_man more appropriately snake_man). You are a disgrace to real humanity and a pain in the butt to the intelligent commentators with your twisted monkey tales. You are a damn idiot because you are totally incapable of separating the grain from chaff. A fool always thinks that he knows it all and the best.

  • 6
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    Oi….Singa Leys
    Enough ok, let our almighty take some “sapa” too , aren’t you people have enough “sapa” to deal with….? Don’t be selfish,

  • 6
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    Who doesn’t crave for bonding with their grandchildren? That’s quite understandable, but not by undertaking a visit under the pretence of an official business trip at tax payers’ expenses. Despicable, if this report is proved to be correct.
    ~
    If he has any senses there is another type of bond that Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa will need to focus on, quite urgently, before the economy goes further down the chute with ‘sovereign default’ in the next 12, 18, 24 months. The writing is the on the wall!
    ~
    https://tinyurl.com/t93sfbyv
    https://tinyurl.com/fn7746ar

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      Thanks, KP, for those two serious warnings from the IMF, as recorded by Reuters.
      .
      There can be no doubt that our economy is in serious trouble. The rumours that Professor W.D. Lakshman is about to hand over the Money-Printing Bank to Ajith N. Cabraal have reached even sleepy Bandarawela.
      .
      Btw, Humble, just below: “have you yet visited the ‘Bella-Kapana-Palliya’ in Slave Island where the Freemasons congregate?

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    This is not unique to nandasena but ruling class hypocrisy world wide.
    Enforcing lockdown rules on the common man but violating it themselves.
    ‘Do as i say not as i do’
    Watch this clip and see an example of this. Notice how they suddenly put on
    their face masks when they are told the cameras are going to start recording:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyW2GqvyxYI

  • 8
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    The man is only following the example set by his immediate predecessor in office , HE Maitripala Sirisena! Now, there was a ‘frequent traveller’ if ever there was one. The fellow was almost more out of the country than at home and conveniently managed to be abroad during the Easter bombing!!!

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    I am no fan of Gota but I don’t like one-sidedness and hypocrisy. Because we hate the Rajapkses so much we forget that those whom we support are even worse.

    If the President was Ranil, he would have spent most of his days overseas, 7 star hotels , posh restaurants , talking to other leaders about global warming, world terrorism, IMF etc, they will be bored with this lightweight from a small country trying to talk heavy weight but since they are always polite will put up with Ranil for a few minutes.

    No one will say anything, most critics here will think that his birth and royal college schooling entitles Ranil. That is the truth about the lack of intelligence and integrity of our middle class social criticism.

    If the President is entitled to go to USA and visits his family at the same time, what harm in that ?

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      Under normal circumstance no harm, but when there is a pandemic raging in the country, people are dying, suffering in hospitals without beds and basic necessities, and people are standing in long queues for food, I guess the timing stinks. When a country is going through a crisis, the leader is supposed to stay put and try to handle it, and solve the problems, not delegate it to his unqualified officials, or family members. It is the least he can do.

      • 5
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        Ashan,
        .
        Our people s mindset is unique to them. They cant easily differentiate good from bad. This is really contagious.
        :
        Even if the Rajapakshes would pass ” laws against the basic human rights”, they the majority would not stand against. They will be taught to accept – unfortunately, it is people’s luck. PEOPLE are made to beleive, that facist rajapakshes the best no matter their eyes would not believe. Conditioned mind set, as nothing can help reverse.

        The reason may be “MOLA SEEDIIMA – brainwashed mentality that continues from the day one”:
        Look that ALI SABRY behaves today. As if he is appointed as the ” BAGGAGE BOY ” to Rajapakshes. Did Muslims ever expect him to betray the muslim community that way ?
        I thought the man, considering part of WIYATH MAGA would change a lot once he becomes the minsiter of justice. Ironically, the bugger stands against their own fellows being jailed for some unknown reason. Asath Sali was vocal against Rajapkshe facist nature. He was remanded and being kept in remand. Ranjan Ramanayaka was pro-active against any crimes, be them minor or major….. he is jailed, while SRILANKEN JUDICIARY reacts today as if their convictions are no different to the services of highly corrupted POLICE. I enjoyed some sort of good services by POLICE during GOOD governance govt, if I would nto remind it here, I am wrong.

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      Deepthi,
      .
      Please come with facts. As a premier, Mr RW has not wasted state funds. I have no idea where you had been from 2015 – 2019 – he was one of the leaders that behaved exemplary. For some reasons, Bond Scam and SORIYSENA s spineless/betrayal destroyed almost everything by Oct 2018.

      Going back to the days of MAHADANAMUTTA-mafia boss (mahinda rajapakshe) the manner bp wasted funds broke all records. There were time, over 300 were loaded in srilanken flights to Vatican city alone. These Rajapakshes sucked the last coin of tax of the poor man in this country.
      :
      Please go back to the years prior to 2005, and study how poor Mahinda Rajaapakshe had been. There are reports that the bugger had not a vehicle on his own. If country auditor generals would come forward and did their job properly, all these would be clear to all. Not a single body in this country is uncorrupted as of today.

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    Leela, Am I missing something ? In a way, this is a odd, out of touch, and unrealistic forum. It is obvious that majority in this forum are Rajapakse haters and many are admirers of Ranil. That is clearly not the opinion of the 23 million people in the country if you go by election results in the last two decades.It is also not reflected in the fortunes of the UNP now more than 25 years under Ranil and a few royalists.

    You say Ranil did not harm/rob public money. Every rogue adopts different operational methods. The crude Rajapakse method is only one, there are more subtle minds at work in other political parties. With friends like Vajira Abeywardena, Ravi Karunanayake, Arjuna Aloysius and Arjuna Mahendran no person can be considered exemplary.

    Your sweeping allegations against the Rajapakses are obviously not shared by Ranil, who had 5 long years to deal with them. He was not convinced or rogues do not kill each other !
    Is the opposition to the Rajapakses only capable of formulating that opposition in terms of what fraudulent rascals like Ranil represent ?

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      DS,
      Thanks but you are no right about me being branded as RW supporter. I dont mind him visiting his family but right at this critical moment, where entire nation is caught by all various anxities being caught by covid…. the head of state to enjoy his freedom ?
      FYI, I usually respect CBK, RW and Wijethunaga. And I would not say, their govts were all good, but clearly, what MR adminstration and GR-MR current regime do lot more harm to this stupid nation. They just use the human shield for their selfish gains. They are blood suckers, alone going by the nature they treat the people in need in this COVID crisis alone.
      Yes, I cant respect Rajapkshes for their fake public perception. And as an oberserver only I add my comments. . Further to this, I am not supporting anyone’s party politics in my home country. However I would love to support NPP in the near future, if JVPrs would change their nature tangibly. As for me, JVPrs are yet good at public rhetorics. See, not only UNPrs but JVPrs took the lead in filing various cases against Rajapakshe adminsitration from 2005- 2015. Almost all high crime investigations are taken away as of today, giving the sign that, main purpose of the incumbent govt is to get exonerated all their crime investigations.

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        Continuing
        .
        BOND SCAM was not generated by SORYSENA-RW govt. There are sufficent data to prove that the size of losses going beyond were reported since 2008.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xm4sAsD0j0
        :
        If this is untrue, current men in power with 2/3 mandate in parliament plus 20A would have become weerayas, if AMehndran was produced to the courts. The truth as it is, if AM would be brought before courts, not RW but Mahinda Rajapakshe along with his condom supporter Ajitha Cabral will definitely be jailed.. This is well known to RW and that is why he fearlessly challenged to do so, but Rajapakshes stay as if they are blind and deáf today.. Nothing seems to be done in terms of punishing so called ” CBSL BOND SCAM” robbers.
        .
        Besides, it is public secret today that the losses made by GOTA s govt alone by current SUGAR sacandel is over 38 billions. This is being continued, while the nation being hugely caught by COVID crisis. Peoples have no enough medicine, health care, but incapable leadership continue to be blind and deaf. Not a single person known to me from colombo, as SLPP supporter would respond to me lately, when asked about their opinions. Most of them are company directors, uni lectuerers, Engineers, teachers and various other professionals.

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    Gota should just go to see his sweet little granddaughter. Congratulations to him.

    But they must be desperate, to go En Masse to the UN. Hope they have a good game plan, but do they think they can they accost the UN in their signature way? ……or are they going on bended knees to plead for mercy. Hope they will do something noble for the sake of the country in any case.

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      RTF,

      He will surely be isolated in UN assembly….. Gota will have to face the music……. many leaders will cross question as to why bugger et al, … stood against own folks…. namely… not having provided the free granted jabs to those who are really in need …… that are age group over 60 plus most vulnerable group………
      .
      the bugger will have to commit suicide being unable to control his temper….a susual…. that will be devastating media drama…. let s wait…. ..
      .
      It is fine that the bugger would see his MINIBIRIYA… but not on the cost of the tax payers.
      Tax payers have wasted COLLOSSAL amounts to them so far… that is more than enough as a compensation to the leadershiop given at the war end phase.

      Please take good care of you RTF… our lives are not secured by COVID today.
      :

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        You’re right, dear LM.
        .
        First we will see Professor G.L. hauled over the coals by Michel Bachelet in Geneva. The world will be well primed to then confront Gota in New York.
        .
        That is the reality. Why, oh, why can’t we be rid of these monsters and be the nice friendly little country that we were?
        .
        After they have challenged and been seared, we will then face starvation in October. I’m sorry, but that is the future as i see it, not as that “Akka” from Anuradhapura.

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      Gota s govt is doing really well to all those collected wealth by any illegal means. Even that DRIED PUMKIN -VASIDEWA NANANAYAKARA seems to have the audacity to stand by Gotabaya today. This country is the wonderland of the earth.
      .
      Not just one MONUMENT on the cost of tax payers, we the nation should allow him another memorials in each city, as a gratitude to their parents…. the kind of leaders, should always be blessed….. my gos… where are we heading to…

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      ramona
      “Gota should just go to see his sweet little granddaughter. Congratulations to him.”

      If he goes on a private trip then he would incur all the expenses.
      You know what does state paid holidays mean.

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    Rumour is that Namal is going to be appointed soon as next PM. I guess it’s thinking out side of Gray Matter. Old Mahinda retires with face saving glorifying title mentor / founding father ( of nepotism, corruption and crime). Poor MR , was so sure to return as supreme head , ended up just a rubber stamp. For the 6.9
    million musical chairs continues .

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      Chiv,
      .
      as if no other candidates are there, to succeed ailing BP Mafia Boss. There are also rumours… that MR will be next….. on the list of COVID maraya.
      .
      Gotabaya is in his mental asylum, so he would do anything when his brother PULLI GONA MR asks him to do……
      .
      Even if BABY NAMAL would become the PM……. it will last few weeks only.. to the very same manner that 52 day fake GOVT shortlived…. sure, that would be like self-satifisfaction to the family/circles.. however, their days are numbered today… anyone could throw stone to them … reminding us the scence in Tripoli…… wait and see…. … this drama will…… not last long…

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      Nepotism stinks in Sri Lanka.

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    It is only natural to want to see your first granddaughter, and who would want to deny the President that pleasure? And he is in the happy situation where he can well afford the cost of travelling to the US for that. If not for Covid hundreds of other Sri Lankans, less well off than he, will even now have been going abroad similarly to visit their newborn grandees. And even if less well off than the President, they will have been paying their own way. The whole idea of our leaders going to address the UN is a huge – and expensive -joke. But starting with SWRD, it seems they have felt they were possessed of precious words of wisdom that needed imparting to a waiting world, and the UN was the place from where to proclaim them. And how convenient for GR that a meeting of the UN General Assembly is around the corner. And, like a true Sri Lankan, why would he turn down a freebie?

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    There is nothing wrong with Gota visiting the US to see his Grand Child. If it was me, I would have gone just before the baby was born. Hope two things happen when he is in the US: 1. US Govt has an open discussion with him on Law and Order and Chinese influence in SL. 2. The birth of the Grand Child will change his approach to ruling the country, as a Grand Father he will not want his bad deeds being known by the Grand Child as the GC grows up, that too in the US. As Grand Father, he will want to be known as the great leader of SL who was honest, hardworking, and establisher of Law and Order in the country and not a white van administrator or Hitler of SL.

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      Buddhist1

      “………… as a Grand Father he will not want his bad deeds being known by the Grand Child as the GC grows up,…..”

      On the contrary, his clan, Assgiria, 6.9 million, …… are proud of his achievements, being a mass killer finds him a special place in Mahawamsa.
      Eventually his descendant will celebrate him being a Guardian god.

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    Mahawamsa already has a credibility issue – Sinhalese being the descendants of a lion! With Rajapakses entering Mahawamsa the little bit of credibility Mahawamsa has will also be further dialuted.

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    At least this trip has a very definite vision and goal behind it, apart from a meaningless script. Hosea prophet who married unfaithful Gomer concluded ” people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because they rejected knowledge” Hosea 4,6

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