28 February, 2020

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Gota’s Viyathmaga Governor Seetha Arambepola Violates Constitution To Make Bucks

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Viyathmaga member and the Governor of the Western Province Seetha Arambepola is in stark violation of the constitution of Sri Lanka and continues profiting in her professional capacity, Colombo Telegraph can reveal today.

Governor of the Western Province Seetha Arambepola

Seetha Arambepola is an ENT surgeon by profession and was appointed as the Governor of the Western Province of Sri Lanka from December 2019.

However Governor Arambepola despite functioning as the Western Province Governor can still be consulted as an ENT surgeon every day at the Golden Key Hospital Ltd and Hemas Hospital – Thalawathugoda and Wattala.

According to the 154B (7) of the Constitution, the Governor shall not hold any other office or place of profit. It says: “Upon such assumption of office a Governor shall cease to hold any other office created or recognized by the Constitution, and if he is a Member of Parliament, shall vacate his seat in Parliament. The Governor shall not hold any other office or place of profit.”

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  • 67
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    And our below 79% IQ fools will give these clowns a 2/3 majority for sure…

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      Sunil: You high IQ minorities could not screw up again. the best thing happened after gon Kalapuwa debacle. An american ships and helicopters came UNIVITED to gon kalapuwa too. This time too they came, AGAIN UNINVITED, but months before.
      I am wondering whether they will come before the GENERAL ELECTION too

      • 14
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        MAD, this woman is violating the very constitution your president vowed to defend on November 18, 2019. Try to understand with your -10 IQ.

      • 12
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        All to boost their American citizen. Where is that official document showing he is not a citizen anymore? Just like Trump’s tax returns, it is never shown.

      • 16
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        JD, you idiot IQ has nothing to do with minorities or majority… you clearly demonstrated that you are one of those below 79% IQ idiots who are destroying our country…

      • 7
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        We the sinhalayas are made born fools by Rajapakshe ballige puthas for their political survival.

        Sinhalaya, wake up people .. and widen your eyes. Rajakashes should be taken away from our siights if this country to see it beyond. Basta

    • 13
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      What an illegal and dirty moll. This is the state of Sorry Lanka. Leaders give the example of violating the Constitution. How can you save a nation with this type of camp followers! Down with Sri Lanka!

      • 8
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        How dare you call her a prostitute. You must be punished for revealing a state secret.

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          Sinhala Only,

          She is not a prostitute. ……

          …….She only raised her underskirt for Mara, Gota, and Viyathmaga womanizers

    • 0
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      ….as they should, to save the country from the yahapalana ruin!

    • 2
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      Your paper is one sided and kept quite until UNP govt bankrupt the entire nation.

      • 5
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        RPP – RIP

        • 4
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          Meer, ( meaning ocean in German)

          PUBLIC OPINION is made only infavour of SLPP – is their efforts.

          Nor JVP., UNP would according them right to share their thoughts ?

          These are the thoughts tribes. Ethiopia is growing but Rajapakshe led SIRLANKA is dooming.

    • 7
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      For sure. They will keep ignoring the culture of corruption brought to you by the Rajapaksa’s, unable to see the warning signs.

    • 9
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      Gotler – once upon a time, was a wild refugee in the US.

      Until his brother became President, his patriotism had been implanted in his anus. ANyways, the man who was brought back home in 2005, giving him defence secetary was just an another trick to keep the sibling robbers under one umbrella.

      Why people of this country, just underestimate the danger before the nation ? All high crimes, that were provably committed by RAJAKSHE siblings were overshadowed for some reasons ?

      Victimized parties would have to stay on the mode of ” torments of tantalus” – they are made hopeful but nothing seem to move forward. Why ?

      MEDIA mafia men should be HACKED to death if the AWARENESS of the public be improved. That is the biggest barrier in this country. Island, Mawbima, Daily Mirror are all dead silent today even if the MEDIA is threatened by the THUGs being appointed under Rajapkashe rascals.

      Red SAFRON clad THUGS, stay as if they are no different to the INJECTED rats in experimental labs.

      • 0
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        Wrong move fool. If you want to rid SL of Rajafucksas you must win over the monks. Otherwise you only strengthen them. Remember 2015? Monks led the way to get rid of Rajafucksas. Tamil Nadu people in SL had no problem with that. It worked.

    • 8
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      None of the 6.9 million fools who brought once defeated Hambantota crime family back to corridors of power in Colombo have any regard for the constitution, rule-of-law or justice. This woman is no exception.
      Cheers!

    • 4
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      just because one owns a degree means not necessarily he or she could do lot more good work to the nation. Surely some could be slaves to vicious poltiicians with such titles. The number one examples are Prof Rajiva Wijesinghe and GLP. They academic achievements are secondary, they are no better to Wimal weerawanse whose profile is not beyond the ones completed school.ing.

      Wisdom is what srilanken local degree holders lack

      If they are asked to please KNEELING down before Rajapakshe bastards, born criminals, those in Wiyathmaga would do because, they would not have any other chances to oppose them.

      We fought a war against nothern TERRORISTS: Now the country and island nation has been caught by RAJAPAKSHE terror. We should also irradicate it by every means, so that the public could see it beyond without any barriers.

      May all gods be with us damaging the ballige putha in Rajapakshe circles.

  • 33
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    CT,

    The new tribal rules, are above the constitutional rules, established by the new tribe.

    The only rule that cannot be violated is NOT to prostrate to the saffron clad monks by the imbeciles, mean IQ 79, established by traditions, called Buddhagama, by the monks by hijacking
    Buddhism and insulting the Buddha, to maintain their hegemony, because the tribe came to power with the support of the saffron brigade.

    • 1
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      Mr. Amarasiri aka mean IQ 12,
      /
      Go on…………………….

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      Amarasiri on August 24, 2015
      /
      I quote.
      …………………………………………………………………………………………
      Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs
      Congratulations.Wish you all the best.
      We no longer have to listen to, read and deal with G. L. Peris (Penis) garbage and scum.
      Please Celebrate by Singling the Jaya Mangala Gatha, in Original Pali, on he defeat of MaRa, Mara and his Army.
      Mangala, let us all sing the Jaya Mangala Gatha in the Original Pali on the defeat of MaRa, Mara and his cronies.
      Jaya Mangala Gatha-Verses of Auspicious Victory (rare Pali version)-Buddhist Chants.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OH9kdeLEX4
      Based on the Book of Protection (Paritta Sutta) from the Pali canon, the Jaya Mangala Gatha is sung here in a rare recording by the Mahabodhi Society of India in original Pali. The Jaya Mangala Gatha is a chant recommended by the Buddha to destroy negativity and to generate auspiciousness. It proclaims the 8 major victories of the Buddha which are:
      1) Victory over Mara ( MaRa)
      2) Victory over the demon Alavaka (Wimal)
      3) Victory over the wild elephant Nalagiri (Udu Gamanpila)
      4) Victory over serial killer Angulimala (Gotabaya)
      5) Victory over the evil intentions of Cinca who sought to defame (Pavitra)
      6) Victory over the haughty brahmin Saccaka (Vasudeva)
      7) Victory over the serpent king Nandopananda (Susil)
      8) Victory over the false views of Brahma Baka (Yapa)
      English translation:
      Creating thousand hands, with weapons
      armed was Mara seated on the
      trumpeting, ferocious elephant Girimekhala.
      Him, together with his army, did the
      Lord of Sages subdue by means of generosity and other virtues.
      By its grace may joyous victory be thine.
      More violent than Mara were the
      indocile, obstinate demon Alavaka, who
      battled with the Buddha throughout the
      whole night.
      Him, did the Lord of Sages
      subdue by means of His patience and
      self-control.
      By its grace may joyous victory be thine.
      http://www.lakehouse.lk/budusarana/2015/07/08/z_pic350.jpg
      P.S. The Evil One with the Mustache is Mara, MaRa.
      ……………………………………………………………………………………….
      End of quote….. The words speak for themselves.

      • 5
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        Please Pasqual, please see check this out.

        You woul dnot have chance come out of your cage, but please see it for the sake of youth in this country

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXA

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          Leelawathie Jayasinghe,

          Thanks for the link. This is the effect when the cause is low mean IQ 79, are gulible , and keep prostrating to imbecile monks, by the low IQ imbeciles, exploited by the cunning .politicians.

          Must be grateful that not all are imbeciles .

    • 7
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      Yes BRO Amarasiri@

      Srilanka’s BABANGIDAs would NOT care about constitutions but go for new tribal rules as they were taught by their parents and teachers.

      Ethiopians do their best with CHINESE investments, but we the SINHALA BUDDHIST led people in this country are caught by RAJAPKASHE MAFIA – we move instead backward.

      I sometimes question if Rajapakshes at all covered 12-13 year schooling ?

      Some information trivial to the public are far from their COMMON SENSE why ?

      Is that because the ballige puthas grew up in Hambathota forests ?

  • 46
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    CT,
    You are talking of written constitution. For Gota and Mahinda Govt they have put that in the bin basket and 75% of Buddhist Sinhala only take what Gota and Mahinda do, not the rubbish constitution. If the written constitution is practiced Gota and Mahinda should be in jail long time ago.

  • 30
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    in shitty sorry Lanka is now a banana time. all the unscrupulous will shred their principles away and make hay whilst the sun shines.
    if one has the correct political connections it is the appropriate time to become a billionaire and it’s now a wasi patthata hoiya time.
    cheers,
    R. J., the human crusader.

  • 17
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    There should and must be exception to every Rule.
    An ENT Surgeon by profession and must be good one at that.
    If she can balance her work, why not.

    Criticism all the time for the sake of criticism is not alright. She is a professional and moreover a Surgeon. Thats no ordinary profession.

    • 19
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      Thondamany,
      This is where the professionals are separated from the selfish dingbats. An honest person will serve the people of their country. The others try to entertain both categories for a quick buck and become a complete failure. Next time when you need ENT surgery like lets say your throat, she would be the ideal surgeon to cut it open in a rush.

      • 1
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        She was practicing as a consultant ENT long before she became a consultant she had been warned on this it’s on paper so Viyath Maga is Clean…

    • 6
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      There are no exceptions to the Constitution, Gonda!

      Why can’t she get lost from politics and practice at a government hospital?
      Opportunist!

    • 4
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      True, Thondamany,
      .
      but why is she the Governor of the Province?

      • 7
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        Mr SM, please listen:

        Why is then Dr Jayasundara with all high level crime allegations be appointed as incumbent president’s secretary?

        Why is then Ajith Kabral be as senior adviser to Pattapal Hora Mahinda Rajaakshe?

        Why is that PIG of the family-Prasanna Ranathuga be appointed as a responsible minister – who made a big lie yesterday about GSP plus. Gsp plus had already been settled by Dr Harsha De Silva long ago, but to be on good books ballige puthas make public statements as to send the message across as if they gained that concession back

        Why is that all OTHERS with crime allegations stay close to INCUMBENT president if President is differen to his brother by his unique capabilities ?


        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpuzvn1SGXA

        I think 60 days of GOTLER rule has proved his inablitiy to achieve the least except get the idlers painted their arts on the walls in the city right ?

    • 9
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      Thondamany

      “An ENT Surgeon by profession and must be good one at that.
      If she can balance her work, why not.”

      Therefore let her stick to what she is good at, being an ENT surgeon.

      Let another political crony occupy the political office of being a Governor which of course does not need any qualification or training/experience. Even you can be a Governor, in fact as the clan’s cheerleader you are more than qualified to be whatever political office you are offered by the master “lion Tamer”.

      Go for it.
      We are right behind you.

    • 5
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      She is not doing her practice during the working hours . She does it after hours and weekend . Besides she does not take the perks entitled for the governor . It is much better to earn your living rather than taking bribe which most politicians do.

      • 2
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        I totally agree. She is a brilliant ENT surgeon and if she does her job(what she was trained for) after duty hours without affecting her government position i don’t see what the problem is.

      • 0
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        Dhamma Jayasekera

        “She is not doing her practice during the working hours . She does it after hours and weekend .”

        It reminds me a story. MGR the popular actor said “I will rule the state during the day and continue my acting career during the night” immediately after he was elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
        He was unable to continue his acting career for he realised late in the day there was only 24 hours in a day.

        You should advise her it is not humanly possible to do both physically demanding job. If she is service minded let her give up being Governor of the Western Province and continue her vocation.

  • 19
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    Ms Charles was a customs officer, before she was sent to North. Cabinet raised this issue and it was settle with her. Now where is the cabinet to do the same thing for this Sinhala Buddhist Lady? At least where GMOA crooks? Isn’t this high power governor going to overrule other physicians?

    The Jaffna University Law Professor has been working with the missing person of May 2009 genocide. They brought a sub – law though the UGC and forced him to give up representing the Missing persons. (I believe he filed a case too).

    Does this means Tamils are Adi Maadu? So anything does for them, cannot ask any questions? Where the political Morality of the Royals gone on this?

    • 4
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      Colombo Telegraph is the LTTE propaganda machine.

      Some contributors ate getting fooled.

      • 7
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        Anti-LTTE@

        Please prove it or stay away from CT forum: Thanks

  • 28
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    Her actual duty is an ENT surgeon and her private practice is a Governor.

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      Mr. Sumanthiran’s actual job is being a lawyer (cahrging unusdually high fees), while his private practice is in the Parliament – when hr attends it! Same goes for all kinds of people like Wijayadasa Rajapaksa or University lecturerers who are rarely seen in campuses, but more in electoral meetings, or at Gota’s Viyath Maga or in some NGO event.

  • 22
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    What “Constitution” you speak of? To this “Rajapakse Tribe” there cannot be any “Constitution” known, other than their own “Family Constitution”. That was PROVED on 26th October, 2018, when they “Conspired” with the then President (the Crown Jester) to become the “Prime Minister” with their cohorts being appointed “Ministers” and other Officials to Head Govt. Institutions. This “Viathmaga” and “Eliya” “GANGS” are a part and parcel of the “Boot Licking Force” of the “Rajapakse Tribe” who are expected and directed to OBEY the “Rajapake Constitution”. First understand this “IDEOLOGY” before quoting chapter and verse of the Sri Lanka Constitution. Remember “Rajapakse Constitution” supersedes all other “Constitutions” and all these “Viyathmaga” and “Eliya” “GANGS” are well trained to think alike.

  • 23
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    Seetha this is 3rd grade stuff , probably is due to a pedigree problem, you want to live and benefit from both positions. Please give up one . Shame on Viathmaga for selecting people like this

  • 14
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    There you go…its the Viyath Nithiyata Patahani Maga!

  • 12
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    Now crack is emerging within the group..
    Let us wait and see.

  • 8
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    “Upon such assumption of office a Governor shall cease to hold any other office created or recognized by the Constitution,”
    .
    Golden Key and Hemas are private hospitals. They are not created or recognized by the Constitution. They’re not even mentioned in the Constitution.

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      Adrian Aged 13 3/4

      “Golden Key and Hemas are private hospitals. They are not created or recognized by the Constitution. They’re not even mentioned in the Constitution.”

      FYI
      Excerpt from
      The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
      Page 122
      CHAPTER XVII
      …..
      Governor
      154B



      ….
      (7) Upon such assumption of office a Governor shall cease to
      hold any other office created or recognized by the Constitution,
      and if he is a Member of Parliament, shall vacate his seat in
      Parliament. The Governor shall not hold any other office or
      place of profit.

      • 2
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        Vedda have you heard of tongues and cheeks?

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          Adrian Aged 13 3/4

          “Vedda have you heard of tongues and cheeks?”

          No, I never heard of it, you know why, I am bit thick.

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            Well allow me to explain. If you say something tongue in cheek, you intend it to be understood as a joke, although you might appear to be serious.
            .
            For example the sentence ‘Native Vedda is a huge fan of both the president and Dayan Jayatileke’ is not going to be taken seriously by anyone.

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            Dear Native,

            I know Nawaloka,and Lanka Hospital where Dr Rajith spend his Remand days until the good Magistrate in Colombo finally visited Dr Rajitha to grant Bail..

            And of course Nevelle Fernando Hospital which was bailed out by the Yahapalana PAYE Tax payers.

            Where is that Golden Key Hospital?.
            Is it a Psychiatric Hospital established by Dr Rani to help the Golden Key clients?.

            Anyway what distresses me is how nasty these Dr Rani supporters are to take the knife to an honest Srilankan woman who earns her daily bread practicing the most Noble Profession in her spare time.

            But the same Dr Rani supporters won’t say” humm”even , after hearing those nasty , filthy , and even sexy chats of the UNP MP and a member of the new UNP Management Team, Hirunika Baby and and the UNP Minister Rajana Aiiyaa…

            And Hirunika Baby MP is still on Govt Payroll with all the Perks including that extra LKR 100,000 Dr Ranil granted for sitting in Kotte.

            Do you watch HIRU TV on U Tube Native?.
            If you don’t please do to relax you in your spare time….

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              KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

              “I know Nawaloka,and Lanka Hospital where Dr Rajith spend his Remand days until the good Magistrate in Colombo finally visited Dr Rajitha to grant Bail..”

              Talking about Hospitals, you should ask, Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, Neomal Rangajeewa, Basil Rajapaksa, Saffron Clad thug Gnanasara, Sicille Kotelawala, Lalith Weeratunga , Anusha Palpita, Aloysius, Palisena, Duminda, IGP and DIGs, Nalaka de Silva, Anura Senanayake, Jayasundara, Fernando, …… about their hospital experience while being detained by the police.

              Don’t you remember once Gota was a director at Apollo Hospitals?
              Did he advice surgeons how best to carry out operations?

  • 3
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    “Ms Charles was a customs officer, before she was sent to North. Cabinet raised this issue and it was settle with her”.

    Can any reader please explain in one or two sentences what the settlement was?

    Thanks

    • 1
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      So that is 2 out of 9 .. How cool?.

      I think Nandasena should appoint 3 more to establish another record in his 100 days and go down in history as the first Prez to give our women folk more than their fair share of equal rights.

      Any suggestions? I propose Rosi Akki and Thalataha Aunty, after the Election of course …

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        “………. go down in history as the first Prez to give our women folk more than their fair share of equal rights.”

        As mummy’s boy Sajith pledged in his manifesto, Dr Nandasena could issue free sanitary towels to quench period poverty.

        China is ready and willing to fund Dr Nanda’s every whim.

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          Dear Native,

          Prez Nnadasena is a very conservative Sinhala Buddhists who has great respect for Sinhala Buddhist culture .

          Our Village women who are the great majority have their waist strings to take care of their natural body functions,
          It also helps them to save the environment from land fills piled up with soiled Polyester fibre and Polyethylens covers

          So I don’t think Prez Nanadasean is going to go from house to house in April asking the poor Village Girls and their Moms whether they Vote for him and his Party to get free menstrual pads.

          I think it is a good gesture from Prez Nanadsen to leave that to Keselwatta Kid who thinks Menstruation of our Village Women is the biggest problem
          -.
          And giving them Sanitary Pad. is the Top priority priority in our Medium Income Country.

          BTW Native. Even men in Hindia wear that Waist String the same way as Hindian Women..
          Do you know what your Hindian mates use it for?..

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            KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

            “Prez Nnadasena is a very conservative Sinhala Buddhists who has great respect for Sinhala Buddhist culture .”

            This could be the millionth time I have asked this question and am sure no one can answer these simple queries.

            What do you mean by Sinhala Buddhists and what is Sinhala Buddhist culture?
            Don’t take a crab walk if you can’t. Simply say you have no idea.
            I know something about Sinhala Culture and Buddhism. So don’t attempt to substitute Sinhala Culture and Buddhism for Sinhala Buddhist culture and Sinhala Buddhists.

            Try your best.

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    Id rather have an ent surgeon who does private work after government stipulated work hours as a governor than a dumb ass politician whos not qualified for any other employment. if not pls revise the salary scale of government officers to fit their educational qualifications. Colombo telegraph pls find something better to report on than this. Jeez!! And some of the comments sound so pathetic and whiny.

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    Did anyone expect anything different from this Presidency? Back to MR era in a worse way. Ranil and Sirisena should burn in the ninth circle of Dante’s Inferno for treachery.

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      Suranga@
      :
      I think only Sirisena should burn in the 9th circle of Dante’s Inferno for all the mess.

      Now Sirisena loudly make statements that he would support GOTLER and his presidency.

  • 5
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    A surgeon is on call 24 hours every day, for his patients’ needs.
    Else he cannot adhere to the Hippocratic Oath.
    How will this lady do this and be a full time Governor too.

    Prof. Dr.M.V.P. Peiris tried, (as a minister) and gave up, long ago.

    Gotabaya has no citizens who are willing to serve him & his style of governance, and pander to his goons with and without uniform, at the same time.

  • 2
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    Well golden key is a private hospital. I think she was employed in the government sector before this appointment. So what this guys shood be looking into is that is she working in the government hospital after her appointment.

  • 10
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    Please write something readership would be interested in.

    Look at the PM of Bhutan.
    “A Surgeon who visits hospital and operates on his patients”

    The Govenor is a noble lady who is not even using the privileges that comes with her Job.

    She is commendable in the service she is providing.

    Simply Exemplary.

    Dr K L Wickramarathna, MBBS, MRCPsych (UK), PG Dip (UK)

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      The PM of Nepal is serving the people of the country in a government hospital. He is not working in a private hospital operating for profit. There is a difference. The governor of a province cannot be in violation of the constitution of the state. The relevant clause of the constitution of our republic is very clear. Your personal opinion of her exemplary nature is biased. What is exemplary about a woman holding high office who is occupying a top position whist violating the constitution?

  • 5
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    Gota, should immediately have a surprise visit to Sita Arambewela’s office and check what she is doing there, ,instead of going to see the Air Port and wasting time of a so called President.

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    What is wrong with this Lady practicing her craft?.
    =
    I thought there is a Plitikka in Charge with his other Politikkas to run the show.
    And the Governor is there just to sign the paper work,
    That iwas the case under Yhapalanaya wit he Vellala Wiggs in charge of the North.

    ENT Surgeons are in short supple .
    We should be thankful this Lady is helping patients in her spare time.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekers

      “What is wrong with this Lady practicing her craft?.”

      Nothing wrong with the lady practicing her craft, in fact she should continue to practice her vocation.

      “ENT Surgeons are in short supple “

      It is the very reason she should continue her vocation.

      “We should be thankful this Lady is helping patients in her spare time.”

      Indeed we are grateful to her for helping her patients. Let her continue as a full time ENT surgeon.

      You see KASmaalam, anyone can govern provinces, even a donkey can, for example Victor Perera retired IGP, Mohan Wijewickrama retired Admiral, Gammanpila Arachchige Chandrasiri retired Major General, … were all governors one time or another.

      Don’t you see the reason as to why she should not be appointed as the Governor, there is indeed a mismatch between her highly developed skills being a surgeon and being appointed as governor which does require any specific skills, qualification, experience, …….

      Even you could do it, in case if you need help we will be right behind you.
      Or Saffron clad Gnanasara, Duminda, Deepthi Bogollagama, Shenali Waduge, Channa Jayasumana, ….. will make best governors the country never had.

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        Dear Native,

        I will never ever let Dr Rani supporters like you to stand behind me .

        But I am quite happy if you stand in front to offer help which I don’t think is any help to me.
        Anyway I appreciate your kindness to stand behind me…-

        BTW Native, That bit of discussion or should I say love chat between Wig Ranajan and Hirunickers about Dr Rani hitting Boys at Srikotha is un warranted.

        Because our mates in the West might misinterpret and call our ex PM a child basher which is Haram among my mates there..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekers

          “I will never ever let Dr Rani supporters like you to stand behind me .”

          Good one, you too have a sense of humour. I thought Gota would have banned all jokes, humour, ……………

          “Because our mates in the West might misinterpret and call our ex PM a child basher which is Haram among my mates there..”

          Or may be considered kinky if involved only with consenting adults.

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    she does it after hours and weekend . Besides she does not take most of the perks and entitled priviledges .
    Its better to earn your living rather than taking bribe as most politicians do.

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      She should better join our Champawathie who has been practisign the oldest for such long time.

      Wiyathmaga is for bayyas but lies would not tame the nation forever.

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    not a word from ranil
    he is only interested in the unp constitution

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    This lady should be applauded for continuing to offer her service to sick people suffering from ear, nose and throat ailments.
    /
    Obviously, er duties as governor will not require being in office 9-5 duties seven days a week, and with her intelligence and experience she could be expected to manage her various demands of time so that her duties as governor do not fail.
    /
    We are short of ENT specialists and the more she can work as that would be the better.

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    The Rajapakses always above the law not only them whole family ,relatives and supporters , no respect for constitution ,no law and order , Rajapakses will do whatever they wants and what is right for them this is how they ruled the country from 2005 to 2015 please don’t expect anything better than this the same trend will continue

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    As expected, today the Judge under threat Lanka J dismissed the corruption cases against Kekeliya and Jeyampathy Bandara but Hema and Pujitha were further remanded with no additional charges what so ever.

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    Well, Western province politicians need a governor who can treat them for not hearing the criticisms from the people. .Prof HL Peris can find a loophole in the constitution to overcome this issue. In Sri Lankan judiciary there is always a way out as in case of Gotas National ID and citizenship case The President is supreme over Judiciary by overruling those who were convicted for death. Sri Lankan Constitution is very weak and only on paper in WPB. Now they are trying to get two-third majority yo ake the president more supreme. then the Judiciary. These with come to light in March at the UN HR meeting in Geneve. That is why Got is meeting Russia, China

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    CT you are absolutely correct about Art 154B(7)
    A governor (i) cannot hold any office created or recognised by the Constitution. In addition, she (ii) cannot hold any other office or place of profit. These are two clauses in 154B(7). The words ‘of profit’ clearly envisages an office other than ‘an office created or recognised by the Constitution’. I cannot think of an office created or recognised by the Constitution which is one ‘of profit’.
    The phrase ‘of profit’ may be read as controlling (i) either or (ii) both ‘office or place’ The better view is that it should control only ‘place’ which would then have the effect of preventing her from holding any office, whether for or not for profit.
    The prohibition is drawn very wide and rightly so.
    The rationale for the prohibition is to ensure (i) that the governor does not have more than one master to serve, (ii) that she engages her undivided attention to her office as governor, and (iii) that she is not placed in a position where her personal interests could come into conflict with the interests of the state and the region of which she is the governor. She should be available at all times to meet the demands of her office, and not those of her other office or place

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    A state governor moonlighting in any profession, even after hours, is unconstitutional & unethical as there is bound to be a conflict of interest. Governing a state is a full time job & if there is even a hint of any politician in a democratic country having an interest in any private business while in office would be grounds for immediate dismissal. It is not only state officials but even mercantile employees are subject to that policy.
    Maybe this doctor does private practice as a hobby or prevent her surgical skills going rusty in case she decides to go back to her old job in the future. Though she maybe not accepting the perks that goes with being the governor, the fact that she is charging her patients for her ENT consultancy, she is certainly not doing it with the goodness of her heart. Now that she has come forward to contribute her time & education to help the President to build the nation, I would respect her if she does her ENT consultancy voluntarily instead of charging fees from poor patients & that is if she can find the time because a full time job done diligently leaves little time for a second job, even part time..

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    It is really amazing that there is not a murmur to say about Bond Scam PM Ranil and Penthouse Ravi and his money laundering business while being active as the Minister of Finance who got back through the revolving door. She must be active in her profession to remain current in her profession. If not she becomes obsolete. As long as she does her job well, no one should complain. Why should anybody bother?

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    What surprises me is the comments and not the subject matter. Lankans always find ways to normalize issues which are not. What ever may be the intention of this good doctor, still there should not be any exceptions when it comes to Law or Constitution. Yes, she may be better person than most of our corrupt politicians but does it mean there can be exceptions. If she is practicing in private hospital then it is for profit. But even if she is doing so in Government Hospital, she is still earning a monthly salary and being a governor how will she meet the full requirement of her work hours and duty ????? If so , why should poor government employees get penalized, for working after hours to make extra money(teachers) , that too, to make ends meet.

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