21 October, 2020

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Government Bans Military From Taking Part In Rajapaksa Victory Day

Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has issued a directive to all military personnel, banning them from taking part in any war related commemorations, other than the events organized by the Government.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

The move comes amidst reports that a commemoration has being organized in Kurunegala which is expected be held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has not been invited for the commemoration to be held in Colombo on May 18, which will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

However, the Kurunegala event is supposed to be on May 19.

Hettiarachchi told a news conference in Colombo that permission has not being granted to any military personnel to attend any commemoration event in Kurunegala.

The defence secretary also added that due to the high cost, the commemoration event organised by the government will not have a military parade, but a cultural show will be held at the Independence Square in Colombo, after the commemoration ceremony at the War Heroes Monument in Battaramulla.

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  • 38
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    Mahinda Rajapaksa looks very sad that he is denied of his Military toys and Playsets.

    Basil might spring some last minute miracles as he has already started talking to generals.

    • 38
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      Why is the corrupt clown Mahinda Jarapassa not arrested and behind bars?!
      MR and his corrupt family have looted Sri Lankan people and are CONTINUING TO loot the country.

      Our tax rupees pay for MR’s trips to visit dictators in Uganda. Why is the stinking Rani-Sira Ayahapalanaya govt providing impunity and immunity for the Jarapassa family of thieves?

      Why are the Moda masses of the Miracle of Modayas silent on this?!

      Majority of SLFP and UNP and SLMC politicians in the Diayawenna parliament are corrupt and collaborate to loot the people of Lanka. Today the main struggle is between corrupt politicians and the long suffering masses.

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        When the Sinhala youth formed the JVP in 1971 and rebelled against the government using armed violence, then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake defeated them by using the military. Again when the Sinhala youth rebelled against the government using armed violence, then President Ranasinghe Premadasa defeated them in 1989 by using the military. When the Tamil youth formed the LTTE and rebelled against the government using armed violence, then President Mahinda Rajapakshe defeated them in 2009 by using the military.

        Usually countries celebrate war victories when they defeat another country. Here the government had a war with its own people, the citizens of the same country and defeated them in 1971, 1989 and 2009. Did Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake or President Ranasinghe Premadasa have military parades to celebrate victories? Why ONLY Mahinda Rajapakshe wants to celebrate and why ONLY victory against Tamil youth?

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          Prabakaran, KP, Bala etc. were anything but in the category of youth…they were senior adults who just used the Tamil youth to fight their selfish battle by brainwashing them to die for a dream cause that’s never gonna happen i.e. separate state. If they wanted peace and save the Tamil youth they had enough and more opportunities to come to the discussion table, but decided not to because they would anyway got killed by their own people. Let’s not even go there my friend…

          However, given the time for reconciliation and forgiving and moving on, this so called victory day should be reviewed and probably renamed as a Remembrance day so that even the Tamil population can mourn those who fought and were forced to fight and lost their lives in the process.

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            Silva

            Your first para,

            Don’t forget VP the psychopath was a very useful idiot to Premadasa and Mahinda.

            “probably renamed as a Remembrance day so that even the Tamil population can mourn those who fought and were forced to fight and lost their lives in the process. “

            Can’t the Tamils remember their kith and kin who were mercilessly killed by indiscriminate bombing and shelling?

            • 0
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              Native Vedda

              Obviously, from the replies you have posted to me and to others here, you are what your name is…veddah…stuck in the jungle…in this case stuck in “negativity and dark ages” and not looking to see the light in any form.

              Get out of it man, nobody can change the past or turn back the clock. Move on and move forward… you just might be a happier person!

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                Silva

                “Get out of it man, nobody can change the past or turn back the clock. Move on and move forward… you just might be a happier person! “

                Read what you typed earlier

                “If they wanted peace and save the Tamil youth they had enough and more opportunities to come to the discussion table, but decided not to because they would anyway got killed by their own people. Let’s not even go there my friend”

                Isn’t it the past you were concerned about.

                I do agree with your second Para.

                By the way I am the most cautiously optimistic person who frequently surf this forum. I am much happier person than HLD M, IH Dharshinie, sach, Nuisance, somaass, Rajeewa Jayaweera, Jimy the dimwit, Country Farce, ….. and their fellow travelers.

                You should often visit this forum to learn a thing or two. By the way reconciliation doesn’t come cheap. First you need to find the truth then there are other steps to follow.

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          Celeo

          “When the Sinhala youth formed the JVP in 1971”

          Please factcheck before you start knocking your keyboard.

          The JVP was founded in 1965 in Ceylon.

          “Usually countries celebrate war victories when they defeat another country.”

          Did Premadasa celebrate LTTE’s victory over invading Hindian forces the IPKF?

    • 19
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      Mahinda could fish in muddy waters as usual if all the celebrities were louded as had been in his days. That was only to paint the picture… I am the one with the powerful millitary saved to the nation, but the real story should now be made aware to the nation

      • 5
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        Guys open your eyes … LET ALONE today

        a) Current two events – Travel to Uganda

        b) Asking Millitaory to jublize the defeat.. … this will cause Rajaakshe to lose his image like a glass wall collapses.

        Those political teenagers like Gonthadipila has to keep his orifices so tight. NFF will have no ground in the future srilanka. I want to see Buruwanse being caught by lanken laws soon

    • 25
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      He doesn’t look sad: he looks like he has smoked something potent.

    • 5
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      Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi

      RE: Government Bans Military From Taking Part In Rajapaksa Victory Day

      “Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has issued a directive to all military personnel, banning them from taking part in any war related commemorations, other than the events organized by the Government.”

      Just keep Mahinda Rajapaksa at Uganda. He is very comfortable there. If not, ask him to fish in the vast Hindian Ocean, and export the fish to EU.

      Just invite Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, the Real Hero.

      • 4
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        Mr Amarasiri,

        bait and switch being appiied by the current administration…. sems to be working very well.

        Entire world will now know how MR will tick … what contacts he search for… who are his buddies on this planet… what ideology he works for…

        caught in th act – nice nice… current rulers are doing almost everything but in a silent manner..: Jaywewa bravo

    • 10
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      Mahinda is a born curse to this nation.

      He has no hearts but abuse it further and further.

      He himself being unable to maange the finance, did all harm to the staatkasse (state funds).
      Today all prima facie evidence are there, rulers have no options than keeping quiet to save consesual politics. Mr Sirisena is doing a great job being caught by all these devils. He is simple so as RW. They both would never abuse funds for their SATISFACTION.

      So disgrace, ask you guys that further support mr medamulana, what he brought from Uganda for you…. ? Nothing 0.45Million of rupess were just put into water since the bugger thought he should go and take part. President OBAMA or other leaders never turned up. only bunch of idiots that hold birds of feather joined.

    • 2
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      Pinguththaraya is caught by the tricks being applied by current duo.

      They let him go and take part.

      They ddid not even make any statements on that.

      Govt is silent. but they gave him tickets and accomadation under govt as requested.

      It is like an issue bait and switch.. Meeharakaa ate the bait so that he cant now get back ….. cut his neck by himself.

      The kind of prgamtaic leader governed the country for the last 10 years….. how fools we should be to have elected the bugger.

      Please let us check his IQ on his return BEING the one on the top of the agenda.

      • 0
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        SAMUEL

        “It is like an issue bait and switch.. Meeharakaa ate the bait so that he cant now get back ….. cut his neck by himself. “

        ” The kind of prgamtaic leader governed the country for the last 10 years….. how fools we should be to have elected the bugger. “

        Looks like the Fools, Modayas who elected MaRa MaRa Chatu maRa amana MaRa, are evolving and their IQs are gradually increasing. That is a good thing.

        But, the average IQ is still low, around 79! Need help from rapid evolution.

    • 0
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      I am not sure what is meant by

      “Government “”Bans”” Military From Taking Part In Rajapaksa Victory Day”

  • 19
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    I think that Defense secretory has forgotten that MARA has “Sanga Military Brigade” headed by “Marshal Bengamuwe Nalaka Saadu” and “Major General Muruththttwe Ananda Nurse Loku Saadu”

    • 16
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      So you mean the “Sanga Regiment” is marching to Kurunagala. So who will be providing the bath packet and the bottle?

      • 7
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        Burt,
        I am not sure about bath packet but bottles will be provided by “General Galagoda Aththe Nanasara Loku Saadu” according to reliable information.

        This “Sanga Military Brigade” belongs to “Rajapaksha Nikaya, Madamulana Chapter”

  • 23
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    What MR is trying his best to impress the world is that he is running
    a parallel Presidency in Sri Lanka, by attending the Inauguration
    Ceremony in Uganda to boost his ego, claiming that he was elected by
    the majority community`s vote?

    • 11
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      This is ridiculous Mahinda, you bickering over the Throne like a kid. “No it is my Chair, not yours, I am snatching it back, so there!” What a moron, time he grows up.

    • 9
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      punchinilame

      Very soon Medamulana Meeharaka, Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha (“His Hexcellunacy”) will go to Swaziland to attend The Reed ceremony. This bugger will also be offered a “taste of the pie” to cherish the happiest of memories !

  • 19
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    The Govt. is doing the right thing. It was not a war fought between
    the Singhalese and the Tamils as two separate nations and the govt. forces defeated only an armed terrorist organization created by the disgruntled Tamil youths, a section of the Tamil population,like what JVP youths did in the 80s and they are in main stream politics, today. America & India smashed many such organizations and they did not celebrate the victory by having military parades, every time they destroyed an armed org. Even the killing of Bin Laden,the much dreaded terrorist,the American Govt.welcomed the news but did not get the armed
    forces to parade to gain political millage.

    Paying respect to the dead on both sides should always be allowed as
    both religions Buddhism & Hinduism allow that for the good and the
    bad and it should be done religiously by offering prayers but not by show of force. Having victory marches by military after the war ended seven years back is like opening wounds of hatred among the major communities and are we going to add fuel to the fire every year by having victory marches while the second largest community,who suffered largely during and after the war ended, mourns over the loss of their loved ones in the war.Is this good for the country and the people.? Of course the majority too suffered heavy losses by way of loss of young lives and property and armed rebellion by Ltte should be condemned by all right thinking people,but show of force by having victory marches by the armed forces is clearly not the answer and who created Ltte is another big subject.

  • 9
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    So the government did not invite the guy who rescued the country from LTTE menace. Nice.

    Please don’t tell SF finished the war.

    • 8
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      Shan, MR fought the war with his brave brothers while the then commander was hiding in the USA. Yeah MR is a brave soul. Can you please explain to us dumb people how MR rescued this country from the LTTE, while pillaging the country of all it’s wealth??

      • 1
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        Anyone with an iota of brain knows who the Commander in Chief when the was finally came to an end, and who absorbed all the pressure from the West to stop the war that would have allowed LTTE top brass to escape. Yes, MR did nothing. Sorry that our soldiers crushed your pets and allowed your children to freely go to school and study. Sorry mate.

      • 0
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        The butthurt is strong with We Thamizh, even 7 years after the amudey related debacle at Nandikadal :D

  • 19
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    Punchinileme: You are perfectly correct. MR and the rest of his goons who call themselves a “Joint Opposition” have managed to give that impression to the world that he still is in CONTROL. Today Gammanpila said that the invitation from Uganda was “Official” and in a way they have very successfully engineered the claim by getting the Government to pay for MR’s travel. Prior to this, they also managed to get some sort of “recognition” from the Speaker and the PM for this operation called the “Joint Opposition”. That happened, because the Official Opposition and the Leader of the Opposition kept very silent on the issue. He should feel ashamed of himself for neglecting his role as the Leader of the Opposition. We saw how even the PM summoned the Media Secretary to his official residence and reprimanded him on that press release reference to “Joint Opposition”. That is how this GANG of the “Joint Opposition” behave and do things to disrupt the Government affairs. That is what happens when the “Deal Makers” are running the Government. Every thing now is a COMEDY and the CLOWNS on both sides are having a field day while the people are watching in agony.

  • 19
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    He’s running a Parallel Government considering himself to be the leader of that Fantasy Government.
    Good governance is fooling the voters , the Past President and the Present President is playing a sick game.

    Wonder where it all end??

  • 15
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    Unknown or unconcerned to Pres Rajapaksa, he is turning to running a parallel setup in SL.
    Exactly what VP did in SL.

    It must be hard for the former to let go of the trappings of power.

    In Behavioral Science we learn of ” Loss Aversion “. We don’t want to lose, anything. Power tops it all.

  • 8
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    This Government continues to antagonise MR and then complains that his popularity keeps growing. What’s worse is that some of the people continue to buy into this political melodrama.

    • 4
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      Honest Sri Lankan;
      The Government is not Trying to Antagonise Mahinda. Please change your Political Glasses!

      The Current Government is trying to Bring Peace to the Island by not holding a ‘Red Rag to a Sleeping Bull’ the LTTE!

      • 1
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        Hamlet nangiye, these men cant make distinction between honesty and stupidity … there are masses in this country in the same fraction.

      • 2
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        Hamlet NANGI, as one of the good commentators – added it is clear – I guess Piyumi… donkey-the Mr Madamulana is caught by the trick being applied by current govt. now we wait MADAMULANA to be strangulated soon…. entire WORLD will then get it … even better what energies the bugger obviously have.. next will be.

        Now the entire world is aware, that MR and his capacities how he really ticks. This will become even more contrast soon…. more to the international than to stupid locals. This trip to Uganda -will make him an ultra idiot to those who are not yet aware… this is the strength of so called pragamatic leader of stupid masses in srilanka.

        Good luck to Gomanpila Burwasnse manipulative stupid gawky masses in the country.. may god blesss to lanka… so long these idiots support the wrong ones.. nothing will change.

    • 5
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      Please check yourself your honesty by let you see in the mirror. Please do.. it is no too late. How can you guys further support a bunch of thugs led by a rascal who is born to destroy this nation. Current duo in power is caught by devilish situation due to Mr Madamulana and his continuation of devious acts.

  • 4
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    There was no war.

    There was only the putting down of an uprising by a group of our own people, a group who had every good reason to resort to arms to fight injustice, marginalisation and murder and mayhem.

    How can anyone celebrate such a disastrous chain of events. Who were the enemy of who?

    Without addressing the root cause of the whole debacle we are going on the wrong path as we have done time and again.

    This should be a time of soul searching, reflection and reconciliation. Definitely not celebration.

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    Punchinilame
    Which planet you are in parallel govnt.only he is being invited that dosent make him govnt official invitees.
    Recently he was in Thailand.these all pvt trips.
    This Ugandan president in 5th term.he wanted to follow his suit,but his egos and greediness and the thirst of power etc let him down.

    If he would have accepted his defeat after jan8 and reteierd from politics and be a common man for the people then he would have had the respect.

    The west India they played major roll behind the seen to finished off LTTE.but above all lot credit goes to all 3 forces.

    He lost faith from minorities.

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      Kugan

      “The west India they played major roll behind the seen to finished off LTTE.but above all lot credit goes to all 3 forces.”

      You forgot to mention VP’s contribution to the destruction of LTTE, I guess his contribution was about 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999%.

  • 2
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    There is nothing to celebrate on 18th May witn all pomp and pagentry including cultural shows except to be in head bent silent prayer in remembrance of and repose for the dead.Remember in war there is neither a VICTOR nor a VANQUISHED. It has now given rise to claims by several parties as being the individual sole victors forgetting that it was corporate effort and not individualistic. These claimants have forgotten the after effects to be reaped not only now but also with regard to after-life events that betide them. Tne moron mara tribe is in the forefront of it accumulating additional KARMAs. The present “good governance”, if sanity prevails them, should hold no celebrations wasting the time , energy and money of the public exacerbating enmity discord and racial disharmony, silently glowing as hot embers under ash at present in our society.

  • 4
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    It is very difficult to rescue a person drowning neck deep in mud. Rulers don’t think about the ruled when in power. MR failed to learn from mistakes made by Mrs. B and JR related to extending the term of office by two years in 1975 by Mrs.B and the infamous referendum by JR.. Having promised to abolish the Presidency it is a deplorable to abolish the restriction of two terms so that the incumbent could contest again any number of times. Purely personal greed.The MPs who voted for the amendment should feel ashamed. Mahinda is now paying for his sins. We are lucky that our electorate is more educated than our representatives. Anyway I don’t see any necessity for the Defense Secretary to issue instructions to the forces as the forces are not expected to attend private ceremonies organized by political parties.

  • 0
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    Our Yahapalana Defence Sec, BB Karune is full of guts .. Isn’t he?

    He even warns the Armed Forces not to commemorate their sacrifices and pay respect to their fallen comrades.

    Because Karune says LTTE Tigers are Ape Minissu.( Our People ).

    It was just an internal tiff among us.

    Wonder whether BB Karune was in Norway , when his Appe Minissu were sent by Ape Miniha, Piraharan to kill Baby Monks, Grand Mums, School Kids and even lactating women in Aranthalawa, Somawathiya, Maha Bodhi, Temple of the Tooth, and even the Yahapalana PM’s Megapolis.

    • 2
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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “He even warns the Armed Forces not to commemorate their sacrifices and pay respect to their fallen comrades.”

      People don’t celebrate sacrifices but remember them.

      Which school did you attend when you were forced to go to school by your parents?

      Following the foot steps of the public racist Anagarika Dharmapala (the homeless one) did you attend Christian College, Kotte, St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, S. Thomas’ College, Mutwal and the Colombo Academy (Royal College)?

    • 1
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      ah Sumanasekera the MR bootlicker,please note that MR is not the president and he cannot give orders or control the millitary andorgnise events and ask the army to participate mate ,remember he is no longer in power ;-)

      Armed forces can commemorate and remember the fallen heroes and no one is stopping it,what the Defence Sec has stopped is MR trying to use the armed forces to gain some publicity but then again a fool like you will not understand

  • 0
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    This order by the Defence Secretary to the army is proof that the army is ‘out of control’ of the elected government.
    This is why, the passive ignoring attitude, to what the army does in the north and east and inability to correct same.

    It was the Tamils’ votes which clinched the President’s and, this government’s victory.

    Whatever regime rules the country, Tamils will have to be resigned to suffer repression.

  • 3
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    One word to describe the government, comments and commenting personalities – FEAR. Fear of the one that is ‘sad’ defeated. FEAR of the people and movement that is behind him. Go purchase a bullet proof car or two!

  • 0
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    I think the comparison of JVP insurrections with that of LTTE is wrong. JVP insurrections were purely indigenous exercises whereas LTTE was supported by our neighbour with a population of 1 billion for over 20 years (no doubt later they supported SL govt of the day) and by diaspora supported by the West with billions of dollars. Thus LTTE defeat is a defeat of the West and India and is an international scenario completely different from the JVP scenario. This doesn’t mean that we should go to town with LTTE defeat but we have to be mindful to respect and show our gratitude for those who brought peace to this country. Just put the clock back by 7 years and think for yourself. No doubt it is time to forgive and forget and move forward in true Buddhist spirit.

  • 0
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    A very good decision by the Government. The Sri Lankan nation should not thrive on the defeat of the Tamil insurgency This will only prolong the tensions between the Sinhalese and the Tamils although Rajapaksa would want to thrive on the enmity between the Sinhalese people and the Tamils. Close the chapter for good and look forward to peace and prosperity. Bensen

  • 0
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    The defeated Rajapaksa is challenging President Sirisena at every move . He still cannot come to terms that he is not the President. anymore.
    BUT , Rajapaksa and his henchmen can be forced to stop their challenge with the power that has been given
    To President Sirisena . Why is the President Sirisena not using it ? Who or what is the stumbling block?

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