19 August, 2019

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Gotler Or Hitler, Two Sides Of The Same Coin

By Vishwamithra

“Democracy; the fools have a right to vote. Dictatorship; the fools have a right to rule” ~Bertrand Russell 

Gotler - Facebook meme

Gotler – Facebook meme

The whole of Sri Lankan society, at least the rumor-prone Colombo pukka sahibs, went berserk when they heard a ‘sermon’ of some sort from a so-called highly-placed Buddhist Monk of the Asgiriya Chapter asking a notorious sibling of Mahinda Rajapaksa to take control of the country and rule like Hitler, who is really the personification of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’. 

A widely read online news site reported thus: ‘Venerable Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter delivering an anusasana (sermon) on the occasion of an almsgiving marking the 69th birthday of Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he should opt for military rule if this is what is necessary to build the country. Venerable Upali, noting that Gotabhaya is referred to as a Hitler, suggested that if that is the case he should be one and build the nation. ‘What we need is a leadership that has the blessings of Mahinda Rajapaksa and is linked with Buddhism, the Buddhist Order and the Sinhalese. We can see that the law has completely broken down. We need a leader who shows fidelity to the doctrine (dahami naayakayek),’ Venerable Upali also said.’

This Buddhist Monk has swept the very basic principle of the four sublime states of Karuna, Metta, Mudita and Upekkha taught by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, off the floor. In terms of the interpretation contained in the book published in 1994 by Buddhist Publication Society authored by Nyanaponika Thera, ‘these four attitudes are said to be excellent or sublime because they are the right or ideal way of conduct towards living beings (sattesu samma patipatti). They provide, in fact, the answer to all situations arising from social contact. They are the great removers of tension, the great peace-makers in social conflict, and the great healers of wounds suffered in the struggle of existence. They level social barriers, build harmonious communities, awaken slumbering magnanimity long forgotten, revive joy and hope long abandoned, and promote human brotherhood against the forces of egotism’. This is an absolute denunciation of the sermon preached by the Asgiriya Chapter Anunayaka. Something is grievously wrong. And it is both in the content of the call for military rule as well as the process involved in making such a grotesque call a reality.

If any reasonable man or woman thought that the cultural decline in our society is limited to the lay society, then think again. A high ranking Monk in the Buddhist order, while being enrobed in the usual saffron robe, has decided to wrap himself in the more expansive Nazi flag. Maybe the Swastika, the Nazi emblem, which in fact is a motif associated with ancient Asian religious thought, has taken hold of the personality of this ill-informed Monk. 

But in a more realistic context of modern Sri Lankan politics, this degradation of religious thought signals a more sinister-looking recess of wise and intelligent discourse amongst the general public in Sri Lanka. On the one hand are the likes of Gnanasara, now an ‘ex-Buddhist Monk’, whose religious standing is increasingly looking to be a matter of the past and on the other are these Buddhist Monks such as Vendaruwe Upali Thero, posing as representatives of a more traditional and orthodox teachings of Buddhism preaching a military rule in a country whose people’s commitment to democracy, freewill and the fundamental human rights has time after time been proven beyond a shadow of suspicion and ambiguity.

In modern day politics such a statement cascading from the lips of any person is purported to be a result of an orchestrated piece of aggressive kind of public relations. But what is even more dangerous is if the prelate’s words were a true enunciation of authentic beliefs held by him. Nothing is more dangerous and outrageously harmful than a believer who thinks that he is always right in his decisions and also morally righteous. This self-righteousness-belief renders him to be an island unto himself, making him ridiculously susceptible to a self-destroying bubble and that bubble is a creation of his own loyal cohorts and himself.

‘Gotler’ belongs in that self-defeating bubble. He dwells more in his own comforts zones making sure that wherever he goes is surrounded by his henchmen who benefitted immensely during his brother’s regime. After being alleged of most heinous crimes, trying to preach justice and fair-play is like Sri Lankans were born only after the demise of the Rajapaksa rule. Playing the victim is always the sign of a weak person. The best example is the current US President Donald Trump. After inflicting most unspeakable insults on his opponents, when he is being treated the same way, the bully reacts as if he has been victimized by his antagonists. But the tragedy is, that card carries, especially before a gullible audience, albeit in the short run, a lot of positive marks for the man or woman who plays it. ‘Gotler’ may have chosen to play that card and it is the responsibility of those who will pass judgment on his whims and fancies, come election day. 

Sitting tightly in their comfortable armchairs with their Smartphone in one hand and a glass of expensive whiskey in the other, some pukka sahibs venture out to compare ‘Gotler’ to a Messiah to come. These lotus eaters know quite well that they stand to make enormous profits on unsolicited government tenders over some of which this ‘Gotler’ character presided over during that Rajapaksa regime. If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, any regime at whose helm ‘Gotler’ potentially would reside, would be a government of the few, by the few and for the few. That ‘few’ would be so a miniscule few, one would not be able to find them in the rural hamlets; they don’t exist in the suburban cities, nor would they be found living among the average wage earner. That ‘few’ are essentially a privileged few, living in Colombo and in some selected provincial centers; hosted by Gotler’s wealthy henchmen, they were at cocktail parties, meandering with their hors d’oeuvres and Champaign. This is what Sri Lanka is inviting back with recurring regularity, should they decide to even entertain ‘Gotler’s’ nomination for the prime job in Sri Lanka.

Hitler too had a hand in developing Germany. As per Wikipedia, ‘the Great Depression was the worst economic slump in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors’. Nevertheless, Hitler is the last scoundrel if any political leader wishes to compare himself with. If ‘Gotril’ desired to wear that dishonorable insignia, let him do that. But what one must be alarmed is the fact that a Buddhist Monk, for that matter a prelate in one of the two leading Chapters of the Order, deliberately chose to deliver this unholy discourse.

Usually preaching from the platform of the temple of the Tooth Relic, the highest Temple of all Buddhists in the world, is considered sublimely truthful and wholly compassionate. No words, which are more shameful and debasing of the true teachings of the Great Teacher, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, have come out from either of these Chapters, Malwatte and Asgiriya. Yet given the current context of political volatility and short shelf life of the voters’ memory, it is imprudent to make any wild predictions, leave alone intelligent forecasts, as to how the general public in Sri Lanka would answer a call to Hitler-like rule in peaceful Pearl in the Indian Ocean.

Hitler and his military rule, the ensuing Holocaust, persecution of Jews and his other political, social and ethnic opponents might be totally new to the current younger generation. As Bill Clinton’s chief strategist said in 1992, ‘it’s the economy stupid’. As far as the Parliamentary Elections are concerned, if no immediate remedies are forthcoming, a change of government is well in the cards. However, Presidential Elections are a completely new proposition. Time and again it has been proven that no person could be elected President unless he or she secures an overwhelming majority of the minority vote. As has been penned countless times in this column, if one of the Rajapaksa or any of his cohorts is to be elected, they need to obtain more than 64% of the Sinhalese Buddhist voter base in the country. Against a backdrop of vastly polarized voting public, it is rather improbable that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) or any Rajapaksa cohort would obtain 64% of that segment of the voting population.

Whichever way the trumps fall, it is an uphill task for a non-UNP candidate to rise to the seat of Presidency unless Ranil Wickremesinghe chooses to commit political hara-kiri by being so lukewarm about the atrocities committed by the previous regime headed by the Rajapaksa Family. But there are no guarantees that Ranil would not continue on this suicidal path. That, my friends, would be an appalling tragedy.

*The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com            

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    Vishwamitler,

    Your “photoshopped” picture of Gota looks like Heinrich Himmler.
    /
    Corrupt media deliberately have disstoed what the Anunakaya thero said.
    /
    REMEMBER, there are lots of positive out comes of H1tler’s behavior as well;
    -Before H1tler appeared in the scene, the Europeans thought that they were truly civilized and moralized. How wrong they they!!!!
    Also, H1tler’s behavior made Europeans have a hard look at their very own barbaric selves.
    –The positives of H1tlers behavior:
    > The then barbaric Europeans had to give up their colonies.
    >Abolish slavery
    >Human rights
    >Animal rights
    >Letting asylum seekers and refugees into the Europe, Canada, America, Australia, etc
    >Open doors for 3rd world employees in the Europe, Canada, America, Australia, etc
    >Millions and billions of dollars as aid to their ex-colonies and the 3rd world counties
    >Country-less Jews getting their very own country -Israel
    >etc
    >etc
    >etc
    /
    So, lets all fare for a second, that if not for H1tler, British would still be in Sri Lanka; draining the resources, dumping more millions of South Indian slaves, grabbing more Sinhala-Buddhist land under fraudulent waste land ordinance for their slaves and cash crops, massacring innocent Sinhala-Buddhists when they would spook off just like in 1915.
    /
    REMEMBER, the 1971-JVP-terrorists single-handedly destroyed everything about Sri Lanka. Any Sri Lanka would take Naz1 over the 1971-JVP-terrorists any day.

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      If anyone says he’d rather have the Nazi’s than the JVP of 1971, it us pointless continuing the discussion.

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      John

      “So, lets all fare for a second, that if not for H1tler, British would still be in Sri Lanka;”

      Thank you for saying what you said and more. I cannot agree with you more!

      It was because of Hitler Jews got a country, while Germany was divided into two (like what Korea is now).

      I like your idea, that give new hope for us the Tamils in Sri Lanka to get an Eelam which failed after 30 years and now we have new hopes. So let Sri Lanka have Gotler who will certainly bring peace to the Tamils (and Muslims) due to his miscalculation in the way Jews got peace due to Hitler’s own miscalculation. Thank you so much John we should have brainy people like you

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      What a funny oitcome…. Since Gota is equated to Hitler, the racist team has begun whitewashing Hitler and put him in the good guys list. What a moronic way the thinking of the Govigama Mafia backers work. All in all in simple terms what the Sinhala Racists are saying is the same thing like the Gnanasara said… it is permissible to kill the innocents if it fits the agenda of the Sinhala Buddhism. So, we find all the Govigama Criminals becoming Predidents and PMs and then advocate killings to save their hegemony in the Ruling Power they still violently keep within themselves. Asgiriya is a Gate Keeper for the Evil Govigama Mafia Ruling Elite Families. What they want is, as per the Monk Upali’s Govigama doctrine (the latrine of the human thought) they will any Evil Method if it requires to save the hegemony even if it destroys the entire nation. Isn’t this what they have been doing for the last 100 years from Govi Racism backer Anagarika’s time and throughout the entirety of the rule after independence (70+ years)????? Just connect the dots with all the dark events and the happenings , you will the Giant Picture of the Govigama Mafia nachination behind all of it. Their safe cover is Buddhism.

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        Radical Ideas,

        If Hitler is bad then Churchill and Stalin should be on the same boat of criticism.

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          Shenali

          Did anyone say both Churchill and Stalin were angles? Perhaps in your twisted mind you would like to think so.

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          Yes Sheila. You are right. Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, Mao, Carl Marx, American Presidents, The British Monarch are all super evil. All of them are the products of the EVIL Zionist system and are sired by the FREEMASONS. Please type in “Three World Wars” in Google and you will know what I am talking about.

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      John
      You are misinformed or ignorant, just like the Asgiriya prelate. Hitler came to power by capitalising on the great depression of the 30s. Thereafter, he brainwashed the entire nation to make himself into a demi god. He was responsible for millions of deaths & brought misery to still more innocent people, even his own, & devastated Germany. Nothing good came out of the war. Incidentally, the word Hitler is taboo in Germany, only the white supremacists are fans of Hitler.

      It seems some SL are ignorant of the facts. There are some good documentaries that include original footage from Nazi archives if you are able to access the Discovery Channel, which would certainly enlighten you. This is the 21st century & the world has moved on from colonialism & slavery but racism & ‘ethnic cleansing’ still continues. The world has not learnt from the past.

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      @ John
      Because of the South Indian labour this cursed country today talk about tea plantation and make millions by exporting tea.
      It was because Punchi Banda and Podi Menike were not ready to do hard work British were forced to import foreign labour.
      It seems their plan to import Chinese laboureres for plantations was cancelled due to un known reason ..imagine if Chinese are here today in millions like Malaysia and Indonesia …Modayas will work as slaves to Chinese.
      Thanks for Modaya policy Chinese will be here in Millions soon.
      Cheers

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        Mad John does not realise that 90% of the so called Sinhalese kings and aristocrats are South Indian imports and from ancient times , these South Indian origin kings were importing thousands of soldiers, mercenaries , labourers, artisans, craftsmen from South India to build all these Buddhist and Hindu monuments tanks , reservoirs and for culture. The Portuguese the Dutch did the same and then the British. All these South Indian imports. other than the ones imported by the British all became Sinhalese and the descendants of these South Indian imports, now make up the vast majority of the Sinhalese and the Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists . There is a high probability that John will be descended from one of them. All the so called Sinhalese Buddhists racists are descended from South Indian imports. Bandaranaicke both Mr and Mrs. Jaywardene, Ranil will be one as he is JR nephew. Shanali, Muthukaruppan, the homeless on,. Cyril Matthew, even the Rajapakses. they are definitely Malay imports.

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      John,

      US Gas Station Assistant and Garage Labourer GoTa’s rising to the Status of Hitler. The story is as simple as that. Watch !! Dark clouds hovering in the sky before bullet rains on innocent civilians in the pearl of Indian Ocean

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      Muslims would have been wiped or faced tougher challenges by now, not for Hitler

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        It is believed that Gotabaya Rajapakshe was the creator of Ganasara Bala Sena aka Gota Bala Sena popularly known as Budu Bala Sena (BBS). Ganasara is already in jail, when is his creator going there?

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    who would even dream that the Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist are uttering the name Hitler and Gothabaya in same breath.

    even SWRD will turn in his grave. ….even though he laid the foundation for the emergence of a Sinhala Buddhist Hitler in Sri Lanka .

    Mind you …..this Gotler is emerging not to put the Tamils and the Muslims in their place…..that is already accomplished…so why does Sri Lanka need a Gotler ?…..is it time to enslave the Sinhala People ….to serve the Rajapakses?.

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      Rajash…..
      Unfortunately specially Sinhalese Buddhists can not understand this fact.
      They forget everything in two weeks time.
      Their memory power is very limited and short-lived.
      Specially most so called Buddhist monks have neglected and ignored their paramount duties and responsibilities as disciples of the great Master the Buddha.

      This foolish old monk does not know about Hitler and has not read anything about Hitler.
      Look …their capacity and ability…after someone’s birthday offering ( Dana)they preach about Hitler and politics.

      Forty Five years the Buddha taught numerous discourses. This great master has taught thousands of factors and the value of human life.
      Unfortunately what this old foolish man talked about…..

      Most so called monks are acting like thugs and terrorists.
      Their language is completely unacceptable and harsh.

      They are the creatures who destroyed our country and Buddha Sasana.

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      What an enlightening thought Rajash….Good one! …. You understoid the crux of the whole thing and explained it in a nutshell. Yes, they are going after the MASS SCALE annihilation of the SINHALAS. To achieve this goal they must first begin with the Buddhism. Because, Buddhism becoming a Universally applicable solace to humanity with its Love and Compassion thesis is a danger to the Govigama Mafia Ruling Elites. Buddhism has to be transformed into a NAZI type Hitlerian mass murder agenda, its then they can convert the manpower the Buddhism has in the Island into an inferno that burns everything down that it come into contact with. Gnanasara was given space by the Govi heirarchy with the backing of the Govi media, to spread this Evil Philosophy of Killings and spreading TERROR by connecting Buddha, as its an advise given the Enlightened one. He says You can resort to violence if it needs to protect the Dhamma (in this case the Govigama inspired Buddhism). The list of the enemies will be published thru the Govi media. Thats how Lankadeepa, Divaina, Derana, Mawbima, Rivira, TNL began spreading lies about the Tamils and the Muslims as a social engineering program to mind control the Sinhalese who are dumb in majority.

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      Learn some Sinhala first. That will help you understand better. Sinhala Buddhists utter not only about ‘Hitler’ but about ‘Angulimala’ too.

      The question I have,If you can find an answer is that why no one raise questions about Ranil’s utterances about Mahendran.
      He can just getaway claiming that he is unaware of Mahandran’s whereabouts!
      He vouched for Mahendren when he was first appointed he said he takes full responsibility for the appointment of Mahendran.
      He just can not simply give the stock UNP answer “I DON’T KNOW”

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    Dim wit Softy.
    Congratulations ! Congratulations ,! You have hit the Bullseye of 100 th comment blocked by CT.
    That is a cause for celebration by all here.
    For Gods sake now please go to hell Dimly.

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      Latest news
      NFF is ready to accept all the discards from the Parliament. Qualifications to be an NFF member are:
      Untrustworthy, Cut throats, Looters, Thieves, Drug Barons, Support Rajaballa & Co Politics only to return to power and hold the country and their enemies to Ransom and execute summery killings.
      Nothing more nothing else.

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        Analyst

        “Untrustworthy, Cut throats, Looters, Thieves, Drug Barons, Support Rajaballa & Co ……………………..) “

        In addition applicant should be complete ignorant, in protest willing to lie down in front of Google, Yahoo, Kentucky, McDonald, …………………………………… better if one could fast onto death, ……………… carpet bomb perceived enemies including parliament, …………………… believe Indian national anthem is sung in Hindi, singing Tamil national anthem is joke, ……………………. should possess multiple passports.

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          NV
          Have you got Lemon Puffs adequately enough to feed the Liars and Looters when they lie down in front of Google, Yahoo, Kentucky, McDonald ……………. to break the fast and sing with them ” Rule Gotler”‘ Srilanka!!

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        Analyst
        Do you have any news or progress report regarding the case taken against MR. by Mr. AP from New Zealand at the ICJ Hauge.

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    China Funded Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 Election Campaign Through Cheques Amounting to US $ 7.6 Million and $ 3.7 M Dollars Issued Via Two Standard Chartered Bank Accounts Operated By Hambantota Port Development Project -NYT

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    To all the commenters here who are shaking in their boots (and Bata slippers) and going wee wee in their pants (and Sarongs) at the mention of Gota, I Wannihami hereby personally assure you that no harm will come to you unless you are exceptionally stupid, lacks logic and/or have a propensity to comment ad nauseam in these forums

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      wannihami

      People like you get the first white van ride to hell so get ready with your Bata slippers and pants or sarong.

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      wannihami

      “To all the commenters here who are shaking in their boots (and Bata slippers) and going wee wee in their pants (and Sarongs) at the mention of Gota, “

      Have you forgotten the days when VP’s photos were hung in front of patient who suffered from constipation? Have you forgotten the days when your Zeroes ran away from many camps well before shots being fired? Have you forgotten the days when hundred of thousands of men (More than 70,000) and officers deserted armed forces?

      Have you forgotten the day in 1992 when Dr Gotta resigned from Armed forces and ran away to USA a far away place where he was minding his own business working for various American Mudalalis then came back when Hindians decided to appoint him as the Defense Secretary in one of their small provinces or Sinhala/State of Hindia?

      Shocking, isn’t it?

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    what Gotas around comes around Hitler

    The Reincarnation of Adolf Hitler

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    The HillBilly effect will work in Sri Lanka too. There are too many Sinhalese disgruntled poor from whom the suddenly rich, corrupt, Sinhala rich will have to protect themselves. What better way than to have Gotler? You divert the anger onto the Muslims (not the Tamils as they are now dormant and will be for some time, though “discovering” Tiger armaments is a good ploy). If MR thinks he won the war, why is he so scared of some bombs being found in Jaffna? Let us not be complacent. The fat cat Mahanayakes and the Sinhala rich will be comfortable with Gotler and will want to see him back so that they could enjoy their wealth. Metta, Karuna are not what matter. It is how to keep power? The poor Sinhala man is the fall guy every time.

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    Determined leadership should not be compared with Hitler’s brutality. We need a decisive determined leader to sort out the Yahapalanaya mess.

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    If anyone says he’d rather have the Nazi’s than the JVP of 1971, it us pointless continuing the discussion.

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    First Mangala, then Ranil and now this bugger started to teach/preach Buddhism to us……!!! The state he/she describes in this article is exactly what we have today under the majarapalana junta…….. a government of the few, by the few and for the few………………..literraly.

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      Helass

      “The state he/she describes in this article is exactly what we have today under the majarapalana junta…….. a government of the few, by the few and for the few………………..literraly.”

      It has been the same since 1956.
      The difference is in the scale and not in principle.
      I remember reading a news item that between 2005 and 2015 a group of 154 people or from the same clan controlled the government and important institutions, about 80% of the Budget of the state, and the national hangman almost have had monopoly on violence and life and death since 2009.

      I wonder who may that be.
      How come Gota’s b***s carriers do not remember many important things that had a humongous negative impact on this island.

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        A government of two, bytwo for the two is what I have in my ceiling. fornicating, urinating (sorry urinating and then fornicating). Judging by the gala time the two are having, this could be the ideal form of government we are looking for.

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      That is because you are a totally ignorant Buddhist confused between what Buddha said and what the old insane Asgiriya maha monk says. Preaching Buddhism to fools like you is something that even the Buddha avoided. This Asgiriya maha monk had been gobbling free food until he turned insane. What he utters is nothing but crap.

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    Before the Ven. Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayake of the Asgiriya tries to correct the laymen of his country he should take a good hard look at all those in saffron robes, his own brethren.

    He could start with CONVICT Gnanasara (No Ven. for him because he is a CONVICT and does not deserve that accolade) and then go down the grapewine.

    The Buddhist clergy is completely based on the caste system, with the High Priests of every temple in every nook and corner of the country feverishly protecting the interests of his own caste.

    Democracy, transparency and decency is very rarely practiced, other than a very concerted effort to make as much money to better their lot.

    The poor villagers are at the mercy of their own temple and have to attend to very whim and fancy of the temple, apart from that, the activities taking place within the temple precincts are too controversial to write about here.

    If the Ven. Upali thero could change the ways of his own saffron robed counterparts probably we the laymen, women and children of this country would be guilty of transgression but then the Ven. Upali thero is just like the “ISSA” (shrimp /prawn), which he has proved to be.

    And we know what these crustaceans have in their head.

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    There is one thing the Wiskey drinking pukka sahibs know that the hoi poloi do not know, and that is, the true evil nature of fascism and what the Nazis did. The Anunayaka belongs to the latter category. So the question you should have asked my dear Vishwamitra is how did this happen. The pukka sahibs can read and speak English and they therefore have read about the second world war. Do you think the Pirivenas of Sri Lanka teach the prelates anything on these lines at least in the vernacular? The answer is of course not. Ditto to the schools. Without knowing what they are talking about they go about uttering utterly stupid nonsense which incite the equally stupid public to react in way that is detrimental to their own well being. Hitler reduced Germany to a pile of rubble. The Pukka Sahibs of Sri Lanka know that. Unfortunately the majority do not and that is something we all need to be concerned about.

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      The majority do not because they are kept in their Sinhala Only Mahavamsa bliss.

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    Below are two comments by Political Historians of the bygone era on Hitlers rule,

    1. God only knows what will happen to us if something happens to him.[Hitler]
    2.Having sown cruelty and hatred Hitler reaped the benefits of what he had sewn.

    Asgiriye Ven. Upali Anunayaka these are points to ponder.

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    There was a time when Hitler was admired. But after one found out what he was up to, minds changed.
    .
    When Venerable Vendaruwe Upali Thero, the Anunayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter said what he said, it was because his knowledge has not been updated.
    He explained and so did GR in a sort of sloppy way.
    We are in a situation as to have to choose between two baddies next year. Perhaps the incident has made a whisker difference. Has it?
    .
    In the meantime GL P says that there is an understanding between NP CM and GoSL regarding provincial election. This is a Goebellsian lie. SLPP is in top gear to bring back the language/religion divide.

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    The hate campaign and demonisation of Gota continues. Just remember that it can backfire. There is nobody the public love more than a martyr, remember the ‘weeping widow’.

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      Taraki

      Come on, we are not demonizing Gota on the contrary we are exorcising him (by performing Tovil Ritual to Maha Kalu Kumāra samayama).
      I am sure you are familiar with Tovil rituals.

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      There is also talk in town that before the next presidential election, Gota may go to jail for prison massacre and for robbing (Avant-garde case and mig purchasing case). Unlike Mahinda who still has enough support, Gota is not very popular even among the Sinhalese.

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    Vishhwamithra.

    Je Suis…..
    We salute you for this fine exposition.

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    Haven’t we had enough of this recycled stuff about Hitler. In hindsight the Asgiriya Anunayake Thero will regret making this statement, although it appears it has been quoted out of context. At the end of the day the People will decide who the next President will be. Use your vote wisely for the sake of future generations.

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      Well right now the UNP has successfully managed to piss of the Buddhist clergy with their cheap shots. most sermon throughout the week going into poya today were about this fiasco and the monks in general were not kind to the UNP. If this becomes a monks vs unp sustained battle, be glad if the UNP ends up with 20% of the buddhist vote.

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    Gothabaya was a brilliant tactician/Defense Secretary while Hitler interfered with the plans made by his generals, resulting in heavy casualties. Hitler did not push his advantage at Dunkirk, similarly his plans to create an “Eastern Front” were opposed by his generals. When the Eastern Front was collapsing, Hitler did not take the advice of his generals and pull out, effectively ending any chance Germany would win the war. After MR came to power, the SLA under GR’s guidance did not lose a single military base. All the foolish mistakes made by CBK to let the LTTE have Kilinochi, Mullaitivu, Elephant Pass were reversed thanks to the perseverance of GR.

    If GR can apply his tactics to the economy, SL will do very well.

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      Lester

      “Gothabaya was a brilliant tactician/Defense Secretary”

      Was he?
      Well tell us what was his contribution to anything that resulted in peaceful resolution of disagreement without resorting to disproportional level of force.

      Give us detail explanation of his tactics other than operating a fleet of white vans.

      ” After MR came to power, the SLA under GR’s guidance did not lose a single military base.”

      Because Hindians were watching from the sky, devising strategies, approving carpet bombing, protecting them in International forums, training thousands of village boys in Hindia and Sri Lanka, providing logistics helicopters, ships, ………….. and financing the war in billions, …………………..

      You thought Gota/Mahinda saved this island. Be serious.

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        NV,

        Just google how LTTE was defeated. You will find enough material on the brilliant politico/military strategy of MR/GR duo. We know denying the obvious is serious sickness suffered by your mob. Of course we can treat it if you consult us…………..

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          Helass

          Google is a wonderful and very interesting world.
          It depends what you want to read and when you want to read.

          Glorifying some one who does not deserve a mention is the biggest delusion.
          Why didn’t Gota the patriotic little islander challenge the Hindians, the invaders and it was left to another delusional psychopath to sacrifice his little boys to evict them?

          Not only that according to a CV floated by Gota or his b***s carriers he did complete a MSc course in Defence Studies from the University of Madras. If true what shameless patriot he is.

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      “If GR can apply his tactics to the economy, SL will do very well.”

      They don’t want him don’t you get it?

      Lots of words about someone who has no chance of winning.. or does he have a chance like Nirmal Ranjith wrote a few weeks ago.

      It’s all pre-destined , lets see what happens.

      It’s up to the general public to put forward their demands to the candidates, the first of which is not to violate human rights.

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      Thanks Lester for that info. But what about Sarath Fonseka? I thought he was the architect of the winning strategy of ‘Attrition Warfare’, which almost everybody ridiculed at that time. I am sure that GR’s contribution was immense one should not forget SF’s contribution.

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      The ending of the war in SL had nothing to do with Gota and his supposed brains. It was the international community involving many nations giving all their help to defeat LTTE. Including LTTE members themselves who defected and ended up revealing many secret hideouts and movements. Karuna leaving the LTTE effectively reduced their control by 50% and one can imagine how much he revealed to the SL government, as he was not jailed and given a position in the government.

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        JohnSiva
        Defections in terrorist outfits have nothing to be surprised. 37 year guerrilla war living in the jungle or in bunkers can make even terrorist cadre depressed.
        I don’t find any fault with providing protection to one man (Karuna) to save 22 million people. If MR and GR have given a pledge to Karuna, it should be honoured.

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          Champac

          “I don’t find any fault with providing protection to one man (Karuna) to save 22 million people.”

          It appears that VP the psychopath and his baby brigades have been planning to build and fire a sophisticated nuclear bomb. It is not easy to kill 22 million with conventional weapons.

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            Keyboard Vedda
            Oh, please grow up, keyboard.
            Picking up one word from everybody’s comments and making counter-comments was the only thing I saw you have been doing.

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              Champa ……………………..profession

              “Picking up one word from everybody’s comments and making counter-comments was the only thing I saw you have been doing.”

              In fact in this case 17 words.
              I suggest you go back to Nursery and learn counting.
              By the way when
              bigots,
              racists,
              potential fascists,
              liars,
              …………..
              ……………..
              war crime deniers,
              and b***s carriers
              type outrageously stupid nonsense as a responsible, rational, … person one should not let them go unchallenged.

              You should feel free to pick one description from above which fits you best.

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        John Siva, You have a good thinking power and well versed with Global Geo politics. Yes, the Sri Lankan War that ended with the annihilation of the LTTE was not GOTA’s WAR. He was just an Assistant who was given the privilege of managing the War Propaganda as he likes and he used the opportunity to favor the Rajapakses through lies and deception. The War was purely run by the US/EU/Israeli/Indian alliance especially created for the future missions involving South Asian Zionist Agenda – The Pivot of Asia program of the US. It also shows how Zionist system can create a group to fight the hidden Zionist wars and when that goal is achieved, the very same group that they created is then DESTROYED to go to the next levels in their evil plans. This is what happened to the LTTE and the Prabhakaran realized this dangerous game of the West and he fell out with then in the last levels of his life. He even suspected Anton Balasingham to be a double agent which he was a truly a one who was helping the Zionist system through this betrayal. GOVIGAMA ELITES are direct agents of the Zionists.

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      Lester – Hitler was not fighting the LTTE ……and Gota was not marching across Europe
      you must have got your lessons from that “Hitler Thero “

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      ……Gota was marching across Elephant pass

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        Rajash

        “Gota was marching across Elephant pass”

        Gota was planning rota for his white van goons.

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    It is unprofessional for Colombo Telegraph to carry this distorted picture. Cheap and very cheap. We expect more class from you guys. Choo…

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    dont worry guys our Basil will be the ultimate winner. MR is bringing the MIG culprit to fix Gota, if not why does he want than guy to come after all these days. If MR likes GR why is he hesitant to promote him.

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    It is time to stop flaunting the war victory.
    .
    PC elections are round the corner. At the recent LG elections, SLPP raised the spectre of language/religion divide. The infamous divide’ will be used at the PC elections.
    .
    The divide-card will be played in the Presidential elections. In the melee, corruption/nepotism/impunity will get respectified.
    Back to square one!

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    The Ven. Ekaseeyaasunayaka Ganasara should storm the German Embassy.

    “Germany has called the Buddhist monk linking former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and notorious dictator Adolf Hitler as “plain stupid” .

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    K.Pillai..”It is time to stop flaunting the war victory.”

    sorry what war?…JVP never had a war ….it was an insurgency….so say the media
    But Tamils fighting for their rights ….is a war …and crushing the Tamils rights was a war victory…

    please enlighten me ….

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      Rajash
      For what rights did the Tamils fight? Elaborate.
      They have the Northern Provincial Council for themselves. Remove caste system from the North. 99% of the problem is over.
      Crushing the most ruthless terrorist organization at the time to protect the “Right to Life” of 22 million citizens is a war victory. Paying nation’s gratitude to fallen and wounded war heroes once a year is a right of all law abiding people.

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    The biggest blunders Sri Lanka ever made in its entire period of Independence was ,the way it ended the war recently.

    The way it treated the prisoners of war ,, the arrogance adopted by some politicians including some Tamils who were allies , then the continuous openings up of old wounds by celebrating the victory ,which no country does .
    Then the post war treatment of the prisoners of war and their families. and civilians, By politicians of the government among all three Communities.

    Finally the attacks on Muslims a peaceful neutral trading Community.

    Lester is back in the court with his jester , calling this brilliant Strategy.

    How miserably pathetic are some people ,nothing in history can teach them a thing ,these are people who make history repeat ,though the whole world cries it should never.

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    Lester the jester is back with his humours .

    How be it ,a brilliant strategy’ ? To have ended a war with wrong approaches of the prisoners ,then in post war not to address the needs of the civilians and not do the utmost to rehabilitate the prisoners , to help start livelihood for their families .
    Some among the three Main races of Sri Lanka has opened up wounds instead of helping them heal in post war .

    W should not continue to live in denial.

    Its time we reach out to these people struggling in post war and to make sure that not even an atom of taking arms again crosses their minds .

    We have been hearing some disturbing news in north and in TN .this is not betaken lightly

    Politicians please stop pitting one race against another ,due to the huge refugee crisis ,I doubt the executives of ICC is going to be lethargic on hate crimes in the future .

    For once unite the people ,or the people will Unite and we never know where it will take us

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    NV

    The person you allude to and some others are beyond help. If I were to tangle with them in a language they understand, I would need to better their performance and that would be unfair by my parents, my school and my upbringing.

    Besides, such types appear to suffer from a vast array of complexes which is why they demand that their faith, their race , their culture and their political beliefs be considered superior to those of any other.

    I come from the school which believes that every politician in power is under the microscope and are our servants, every religion is the individual’s private affair and race is of no consequence; what matters is the nationality.

    Why I chose you to directly comment was because you appeared capable, sufficiently unbiased and intelligent enough to be persuaded to consider that this insult trading was really unproductive and will not help address the issues being discussed. All it achieved was to considerably lower the quality of debate.

    That’s all.

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      Justice and Fairplay

      “The person you allude to and some others are beyond help. If I were to tangle with them in a language they understand, I would need to better their performance and that would be unfair by my parents, my school and my upbringing.”

      That is why I am doing the heavy lifting for you.

      You see one should speak to them in a language they understand. When they throw stone or sling mud at others they also must expect the same kind of treatment in return.

      I am willing to sacrifice my manners and decency for good people like you.

      When I first started commenting in this forum I made clear two things, first I confirmed I was bit thick, secondly I will not hesitate to insult others who deserve it in return.

      I think I haven’t disappointed any of them.

      Good day.

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        NV:
        Simple logic: you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. :)

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          Burt

          “Simple logic: you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. :)”

          Isn’t it why I am unarmed and ready to challenge unreasonable, irrational, stupid bigots, racist, paranoid …………………… with facts, figures …. and truth?

          The pen is mightier than the sword
          – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

          The Keyboard is mightier than the sword
          -Native Vedda

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    Everyone’s Attention is diverted towards gota , Mahinda is any day a brilliant strategist, he has proven that during RW & CBK time.

    This time something most unexpected is gonna happen.

    Watch how he plays the game .

    I don’t want to say anything more .
    Because his strategy is the only way out .

    The minorities may suffer some set backs ,but it won’t be as people paint it .

    After all this leadership (,not RW ), did permit a major damage to the minority ,few died a lot of small and medium business were totally wiped out ,much more than MR’s regime , the middle ,Class ,lower middle class & poor Muslims have managed to still survive ,the upper middle class &Rich did not even feel the pinch .
    So we will overcome .

    Wait & hope ,two great words .

    A super unexpected game play will take place in 2020.

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    MR -The future Custodian of Global Buddhism and Executive PM ,with unlimited powers Seen as discrete agreements are reached between powerful China ,India ,Russia and another powerful Religious state brokered via a very powerful Local representative
    ——————————————

    Cheerio ,mage charlie !
    ——————————————
    According to reliable sources ,after 2020 , MR ,has been guaranteed with 100% votes from Sinhalese Buddhist ,Christians ,Catholics ,Tamils and about ,2 to 3 % from .others .

    He is being tipped to become the The Buddhist Custodian of World and Executive PM of Republic of Sinha- Le ,the new name proposed .

    He has a huge support from the Hindus ,Catholics and Christians ,it is leant through very reliable sources ,which will relieve his complete need of the Muslim votes .

    .

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