21 September, 2018

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Govt Lies About Oil Prices And Uses Taxpayers’ Money To Spread The Lies – Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Government has lied about the prices of crude oil and petrol sold locally in 2014 and 2018, the Media Unit of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa claims.

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Rohan Welivita, Media Secretary to Mahinda Rajapaksa, has claimed in a media release that newspaper advertisements taken by the Finance and Media Ministry (at taxpayers’ expense) are erroneous.

‘The Ministry states that the world price of crude oil in 2014 was USD 60 when in fact even the latest Central Bank reports show that the average price of crude oil imports in that year was over USD 104,’ Welivita claims. Although admitting that crude oil prices did slide in the last three months of 2014, the high price in the first three quarters meant that the average exceeded USD 104, he argues.

Welivita further states:

“As the Central Bank reports show, during the last four years of the Rajapaksa government, in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the average price of crude oil imports was over USD 109. But by the time the present government came into power in January 2015, the oil price had suddenly gone down to USD 51 and it went down further during the past three years. It is only after around October 2017 that crude oil prices began rising again to reach USD 70+ today. The Ministry of Finance and Media is lying to the public in claiming that the price of crude oil was USD 60 in 2014. The people should note that taxpayers’ money is being used to carry out the false political propaganda of the yahapalana government.”

He adds that although President Maithripala Sirisena promised in his election manifesto that taxes on fuel will be removed, this was never done.

“Central Bank Reports show that during the Rajapaksa government, crude oil was imported to Sri Lanka at an average price of about USD 80 only as far back as 2010. Back in 2010 the retail price of petrol was Rs. 115, diesel Rs. 73 and kerosene Rs. 51. So people will see that the yahapalana government is selling fuel at prices far in excess of what is warranted by the present world market price of crude oil.”

“When the Indian oil company recently increased the price of petrol by Rs. 9, the government increased the price by more than twice that amount. Not only is the yahapalana government levying a massive tax on fuel, they are making a significant profit on the difference between the world market price of crude oil and the retail price of fuel as well. Thus the people are being made to pay the cost of keeping the yahapalana government afloat.”

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    Pitch as much as you can (By way of taxes and levies) and then think of expenses. That is the attitude of any treasury, typified by the YES MINISTER series. So when Percy Mahendra Rajapakse talks of fuel prices what the hell did he do? In every government there is mismanagement waste and worst of all, kleptocratic. HE now telling something about pricing to Weera Samara is like the pot calling the kettle black. Even if there is some semblance of truth in what he says I won’t bother to read it.

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      Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa,

      RE Govt Lies About Oil Prices And Uses Taxpayers’ Money To Spread The Lies – Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      “He adds that although President Maithripala Sirisena promised in his election manifesto that taxes on fuel will be removed, this was never done.”

      Lying, well, well, this is a Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Characteristic learned from the Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa, which the Para-Sinhala Buddhists and theit politicians, including their monks have followed for a long time.

      You did that, and a lot of other Para-Politicians, Para -Sinhala as well as Para-non-Sinhala practice in the Land of Native Veddfah Aethho.

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        $Amarasiri
        1.How can you say MR is lying, when instead of removing or even reducing taxes, MS et al have INCREASED taxes?
        2. The word “Para” means “foreign” and is derived from the word “aparadiga”. Your desire to denigrate the Sinhala people who historically built this nation, which is referred to in foreign historic records as Sinhale or Sinhaladvipa – the land of the Sinhalese – you would have to use a term other than “foreign”..
        3. In the sense that you use the word “Para”, maybe it is applicable to some politicians of all ethnic groups who comprise the.diverse population of this land, and who do not work to develop it, but rather to denigrate and insult it.
        While we respect the Aeththo, one cannot say that it was they who created the historic civilisations that brought fame to this country, and were primarily based on Buddhist culture & philosophy.

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          CountryFirst,

          1.) The Land of Native Veddah Aethho First. This is the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

          Everybody else, i.e. Para-deshis, Paras, Foreigners second, whatever hue of Paras they are from.

          2. //Your desire to denigrate the Sinhala people who historically built this nation, which is referred to in foreign historic records as Sinhale or Sinhaladvipa – the land of the Sinhalese – you would have to use a term other than “foreign”//

          No desire to denigrate the Sinhala People or any other people, who are invaders or illegals, collectively called Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aetthoo, just to stick to the truth.

          Yes, some Paras built the Land, some destroyed it, and they collectively destroyed the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, stole their land, chased them to the jungles, and destroyed the Native Veddah Aethho civilization and the environment.

          Would the Paras like the give the Land to the white Europeans to build a new civilization?

          Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people:

          https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

          3. “How can you say MR is lying, when instead of removing or even reducing taxes, MS et al have INCREASED taxes?”

          He is a known liar, and whatever comes out of the mouth of a know liar are lies.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF2tNahxgjA

          Mahinda rajapaksa worst lie ever told.

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          CountryFirst,

          The Land of Native Veddah Aethho First.

          1. // The word “Para” means “foreign” and is derived from the word “aparadiga”.//

          The word Paradeshi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is “foreigners”. For example, The Paradesi Synagogue is applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities. It is also referred to as the Cochin Jewish Synagogue or the Mattancherry Synagogue.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradesi_Synagogue

          The Mahawamsa claims that Vijaya and his followers were exiled from somewhere in Bharat, probably East, and Vijaya and his followers should be correctly called Para, and theit civilization, Para-civilization, from the viewpoint of the Native Veddah Aethho, notwithstanding the achievements of the Paras.

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          Inferiority Complex: Thanks for that comment. The word ‘Para’ appears in the Sinhala classic poem collection called ‘Lo Weda Sangarawa’, composed by Ven. Vīdāgama Maitreya Mahathera in the 15th century. This was considered compulsory reading in our childhood 50 years back.

          There is a poem there with the phrase ‘Ath Weda para Weda Samawa Sithanne’. Ath Weda here means one’s own affairs, interests or betterment and Para Weda means ‘other’s affairs, interests or betterment’. Thus the meaning of the above phrase is ‘consider the interests an betterment of self and others as equally important’.

          In this sense, the word ‘para’ is not demeaning at all. However as CountryFirst has pointed out Amarasiri always uses the word ‘para’ in a demeaning sense. He seems to be obsessed with the idea that the Sinhalese are an inferior race and therefore, everything that has some relationship to the Sinhalese, such as the Sinhalese language, Mahavamsa, Sangha, are also inferior. He dare not bring in Buddha because of the repercussions it can have.
          Anyway, I feel that Amarasiri has to be pitied for his thinking because all his ideas are borne out of the inferiority complex and the low IQ he seems to have. But he has his strong points too. He is a master ate the Copy and Paste game.

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            edwin rodrigo,

            1.) The Para-Truth hurts those Paras who wants to claim that they are not Paras, when in fact they are not Paras. What did Buddha say about lying?

            Especially for the Para-Sinhala, they seem to be at unease, being truthfully labelled Para-Sinhala, whereas the other Paras do not seem to care. Why? Pot calling the kettle black”

            The pot calling the kettle black. something you say that means people should not criticize someone else for a fault that they have themselves:

            The Veddah Tribe

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

            Tamil-speaking Veddas of Vaharai await war recovery support

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

            2. “He dare not bring in Buddha because of the repercussions it can have.”

            The enlightened Buddha was a Philosopher and a contemporary of the Jain Mahavira, and was not a Para. Besides, he had a philosophy that is respected, unlike the Para-Sinhala Cult “Buddhism” curretly practiced in the Land f Native Veddah Aethho, that is an insult to Buddhas teachings.

            Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!- Sharmini Serasinghe
            Para-Sinhala “Buddhism” An Insult to Buddhism and the Buddha,

            https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

            Jainism, a nontheistic religion founded in India in the 6th century BC by the Jina Vardhamana Mahavira as a reaction against the teachings of orthodox Brahmanism, and still practiced there. The Jain religion teaches salvation by perfection through successive lives, and non-injury to living creatures, and is noted for its ascetics.

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              edwin rodrigo,

              CORRECTION:

              “1.) The Para-Truth hurts those Paras who wants to claim that they are not Paras, when in fact they are not Paras. What did Buddha say about lying?”

              CORRECTED: Remove not.

              1.) The Para-Truth hurts those Paras who wants to claim that they are not Paras, when in fact they ARE Paras. What did Buddha say about lying?

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            Edwin Rodrigo is right in that “Amarasiri always uses the word ‘para’ in a demeaning sense”. Amarasiri and other Sinhala haters of his ilk have an inferiority complex that wishes to erase the history of the historic Sinhala civilizations that have brought global recognition to this island. By using the word “para” in the sense of their own vulgar definition, they reveal their own inferior sense of themselves….and the old adage of looking up and spitting is what applies to these folks.

            Even the Aeththo have originated from ancestors who migrated from somewhere else! They did not sprout up in the island of Lanka without ancestry from some human migrants who came from mainland Asia or Africa.

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              CountryFirst and edwin rodrigo,

              Aethho walked to the land FIRST to claim the Land as the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. Everybody else is a Para using Bharat ( Indian) terminology.

              1. “Amarasiri always uses the word ‘para’ in a demeaning sense”

              a) Actually, it is the Para-Sinhala, who now and then, have the habit of calling others, Para-, such as Para-Demala(Tamil) , Parangi, Para-Suddha,( White), Para-Marakkalaya (Muslim) Para-Balla (Dog) etc., when they themselves are Paras. It is like a kettle calling a kettle black.

              b) The Tamils , the Castists, also called the low caste Tamils, Parayan, Para-yan, apparently, the Parayan is a “low-caste”.

              So, Amarasiri set upon a mission to expose these Paras and Parayans , in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by the Paras and Parayans ( both “low-caste” and “high-caste”).

              For some reason, the Para- suffix seems to hit the nerves of some Paras and Parayans , now and them.. Live with it. You have 46 Chromosomes, and the chromosome #2 , was formed by the fusion of two Primate chromosomes.

              Ken Miller on Human Evolution

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8FfMBYCkk

              Dr. Ken Miller talks about the relationship between Homo sapiens and the other primates. He discusses a recent finding of the Human Genome Project which identifies the exact point of fusion of two primate chromosomes that resulted in human chromosome #2.

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                Lost Paradise of a Parangiya: Amarasiri needs to make a paradigm shift in his thinking. Living as a parasite in the parallel world of the Veddah territory, he hates all that is para including Para Fish. He says, “Actually, it is the Para-Sinhala, who now and then, have the habit of calling others, Para-, such as Para-Demala(Tamil) , Parangi, Para-Suddha,( White), Para-Marakkalaya (Muslim) Para-Balla (Dog) etc., when they themselves are Paras”, forgetting that people may start calling him para-amarasiri.
                He pretends to be a man of truth and mentions para Truth in a sarcastic manner little realizing that paramasachcha means absolute truth in Buddhism. Yes, of course, lying is an Akusala Kamma in Buddhism. But so is Copying and Pasting.
                In this last paragraph, I want to praise a person of honesty and dedication, Silvestra – my former housekeeper, who is now in Philippines running a small but profitable grocery shop. I was googling for the word ‘para’ when I came across a PARA, {The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in the Philippines.} the memory Silvestra made me nostalgic about my Lost paradise.

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                  edwin rodrigo,

                  It is the Paras who need a Para-digm shift in their thinking, instead of running amok.

                  Paras, especially Para-Sinhala “Buddhists” need to make a paradigm shift in their thinking, and accept the FACT that they are Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, and live in harmony with the other Paras and the environment as the teachings of the enlightened Buddha, they claim to follow, requires.

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                    Amarasiri, most nations, groups etc. do not have a sacred mission. Sri Lanka is lucky that way because we have a great mission handed over to us by Buddha – that of protecting his Teachings.

                    The important thing to understand is that our mission is to protect the Teachings – not to follow them. In fact we can logically say the two (protecting and following) are mutually exclusive.

                    So try not to play your recording about Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa too much. One day you may find yourself bumped off and thrown on the road like a ‘para’ something or the other.

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          CountryFarce

          Its you again!!!!!!!!!.
          Are you still singing national anthem in Sinhala with gusto?
          Singing national anthem in Sinhala only with gusto and waving or rapping around the lion flag alone should have cured all the known and unknown ills of this island.

          “How can you say MR is lying”

          He is a politician of more than 50 years with considerable lying and thieving experience.

          “Your desire to denigrate the Sinhala people who historically built this nation, which is referred to in foreign historic records as Sinhale or Sinhaladvipa – the land of the Sinhalese – you would have to use a term other than “foreign”..”

          You too are lying now.
          Could you cite evidence to support all your outrageous claims.

          Those Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who believe or who are conditioned to believe in your stories should be reminded of their Kallathonie history particularly people like you who zealously guard/hide their recent arrival from South India and eventual conversion to Sinhala/Buddhism.

          You should be happy you have a place to call home and should be grateful to my people every nano second of the day.

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          Country First
          Agree MR. never lied how could he. Never had time, liking or comprehension for the word truth.

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      We all remember how the Rajapaksas kept the fuel and gas prices high even while global oil prices were plummeting…

      Look who’s talking. Blood crooks trying to fool the people…

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      Mahinda born with lies and cheats.

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      Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa,

      Wonder you know what Buddhism teaches? Did you cheat on the exams? Hoe different is it from what Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism” cult teaches, which you seem to follow?
      Anyway this is what Jainism, and Mahaveera was a contemporary of Buddha, 2,500 years ago.

      Buddhism and Jainism | Religious Movements in Ancient Indian – Summary

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIMz8_hTvF0

      1. Don’t Steal: MaRa Steals.
      2. Don’t lie: MaRa lies
      3. No Property: MaRa and Family have lots of stolen property
      4. No Violence: MaRa has lots of violence and disappeared souls
      5. Celibacy: Does the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks practice celibacy (boys?)

      So, you shouls come out and say, I practice Para-Sinhala “Buddhism”. It allows you to:
      1. Steal: MaRa Steals.
      2. Lie: MaRa lies
      3. Property: MaRa and Family have lots of stolen property
      4. Violence: MaRa has lots of violence and disappeared souls
      5. Celibacy: The Para-Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks may or may not practice celibacy (boys, women)

  • 19
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    We the once live in Europe are well aware of the fact that FUEL prices went up for the last 4 weeks.
    That proves that NOT only srilanka but also rich EUROPEAN countries are also entitled to prices hikes of fuels these days.
    But [edited out] Rajapakshe as an illiterate of the world politics to just try abuse the folks and animate them for his personal gain is more than pathological.
    This man is the pain to us no doubt abou tthat.
    Please god … react today than tomorrow, we can bear this man s injustice taking innocient people as human shields any more.
    Pelaes react and get him away from our sight.

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      You are in his site? – I’m sure MR is not in Europe. Or stop reading Sri Lankan news where his news may be published.

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    Welcome our new /self claimed economist. MR with his concocted oil theory and a side kick to blindly nod and support.This is Lanka for the world.Now quite a number his ardent supporters will come out give further spin to this.These are people who made a wrong bet on oil refusing to listen to reasonable advise and lost in millions. Then as usual try to pass it on to the banks which Lankans may listen .But the banks took these morons to international arbitration and collected their money due with additional fines.You can make fool of Lankans but not but others????, That exactly chemical expert Susil try to do by mixing water with oil/petrol. These are our Lankan Einstein

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    This illierate man would know nothing but self-aggrandizement.

    That alone will be a reason the bugger to damage his popularity as a glass wall snaps.

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    Slave government has nothing new to say. It is understandable. They are yet to find out that people are much more ahead of them
    .
    World predictions on oil says the price for 2018 will be around $70/bbl. But if the crisis in Iran continues which has direct impact on their oil production capacity, it is predicted that the oil price will reach upto $100/bbl at the end of this year. I am not an expert on this. But this is the situation. According to the prediction, Yahapalanaya government’s oil honeymoon is over. In fact it was temporary.
    .
    In 2015, the oil price came record low at $52/bbl which was a massive “53%” BELOW the oil price in 2014 which is correctly highlighted in the media release. In 2014, the oil prices reached $112/bbl, and then in the middle of the year it was $108/bbl and then it started going down reaching as low as $59/bbl in December 2014. I remember writing a comment to LCN in 2015 stating that low oil prices will continue until the end of 2017 as I checked the world’s oil predictions.
    .
    (Mind my asking, Mr, former President, didn’t you know this when you decided to hold the Presidential Election two years early? Your government could have easily benefitted from this massive low price in oil for 3 long years. Someone who knew better and someone who knew the trend seem to have clearly misled you as you see now there was no truth about your government would have collapsed if stayed. I heard something like that which is not true. Anyways your ad-hoc development projects are not to my liking.)
    .
    The million dollar question is what did the UNP government do with the massive profit it earned for 3 long years? Where is the money?

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      Out of oil producing countries, Iran is reasonable as it strives to keep oil prices at $60-65/bbl.
      Iran’s oil production capacity is 3.75 million/bbl a day while US’s production capacity in 2018 has jumped to 10 million/bbl a day.
      Russia tops with 11 million/bbl a day while Saudi Arabia comes second with 10.6 million/bbl a day. US is third.
      US is trying hard to minimize Iranian oil imports, by putting sanctions so that they can push oil prices up. It is no secret that US is aiming to produce 12 million/bbl by the end of 2019 even beating Russia which is at present on the top of the list.
      Iran is positive that the prices will remain moderate as they import 75% of their oil to to China and other Asian countries even with ROK and Japan trying to buy crude oil from Iran.
      Anyways, according to oil predictions, with US sanctions on Iran, the oil price will go up to $100/bbl and even $300/bbl. However, it is believed that in the event the price goes as high as $300/bbl, other OPEC countries other than Iran will increase their production capacity to get the price down back to $100/bbl and then the current moderate price of $60/bbl.
      I believe that it is clear where our allegiance should be. Iran is a founding member of the NAM.

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        Oooops… ooops… import??? It is understood but I would like to correct. The word “IMPORT” should be replaced with EXPORT. Jeez, I have this bad habit of not reading before posting.
        .
        “US is trying hard to minimize Iranian oil exports, by putting sanctions so that they can push oil prices up.
        Iran is positive that the prices will remain moderate as they export 75% of their oil to to China…….. “

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    The Petroleum Corp. has been exploited by successive govt. & the yahapalanaya guys are no better. We can talk about the world oil fluctuations & it’s effect on SL consumers till the cows come home but it’s the sheer hypocrisy of MR that pisses me off. Either MR thinks we all have short memories or plain stupid to believe his whiter than white image he is trying to portray with his better economic principals & superior governance style.

    So before we discuss the failings of the yahapalanaya bunch, can MR acknowledge that during his watch, his Minister was responsible for importing substandard fuel from a blacklisted supplier, causing millions worth of damage to vehicles & the colossal loss to the govt. by a stupid hedging deal? Was anyone held responsible? In any developed country, such scandals would bring down the entire govt., not only the Minister, & others involved would have lost their jobs as well.

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    The whole country knows what all Rs and their stooges did. Whatever Democracy we have, this lot should not get any publicity for what they utter and what they do.

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      You jailed Best army commander on trumped up charges. Just shut up

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    Sri Lanka’s French version of Jean-Marie Le Pen of “Front National.”
    Srilanka’s pseudo nationalist , anti-minority meaning chauvinist
    president . His only political success is racist vote base . Whatever
    he does , to prove otherwise is, just nonsense ! There are number of
    billionaires and millionaires who have declared that they won’t leave
    fortunes for their off springs except some reasonable support to grow .
    Where is this Rajapaksa wealth going ? If your developments are for
    poor man , why Southern Express Way costs Rs 500 one way to Matara ?
    This government must have the backbone to tell the country that NO
    MORE BORROWINGS FOR FALSE DEVELOPMENTS THAT ALLOW FRAUD
    AND CORRUPTION . AND PEOPLE MUST WORK TO LIVE . GO TO
    UNIVERSITY BUT TAKE ANY JOB AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTRY .LEARN
    THE VALUES OF WORK AND MONEY SO THAT YOU WILL ELECT YOUR
    LEADERS TO RESPECT YOUR VALUES . YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR VALUE
    AND LIVE IN FANCY WORLD TO HEAR SONGS FROM PEOPLE LIKE
    MAHINDA .

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      Please note “Number of billionaires and millionaires ” means world
      rich men , not Lankans . Thanks .

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    Mr MARA,
    What was the exchange rate in 2010?
    It was some where around 1 USD = 113 LKR. Petrol price was 119 LKR per liter.
    That is just over 1USD per liter then.
    Similarly we can use the preset exchange rate of 1 USD = 157 LKR and
    Petrol price today is 137 LKR per liter.
    0.87 USD per liter.
    Even though the market price of oil is almost the same, our rupee is less strong against the dollar.
    I think you should know better to take into account variations in the exchange rate before blabbering out utter nonsense, to cause cheap pandamonium. Stop taking the entire Lankan population for fools.
    MR please give us some reapect!
    We are not as stupid as you think. That was what brought you down before and it will do you no good in the future. You cheap shit. You and your family should be in Jail for crimes against our country and our people.

    Lasith

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      Lasith the LKR lost big time during Yahapals, and that has nothing do with MR it was because Yahapalas keep printing LKRs. Furthermore crude oil price in 2010 was in todays inflation adjusted prices US$ 79.89, and today it is US$ 70.00. So for the consumer it should cost less than in 2010.
      I don’t know where you live but Sri Lankan consumers live in Sri Lanka and they get paid in LKRs and they have to cough out more for their petrol than they did in 2010, and that is that. So Lasith stop trying to twist the truth.

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        wannihami

        Economy is best left to the economists.
        I have no idea what you are blabbering about as you always do.

        Are we talking about the people or the suppliers.

        Retail Selling Prices of Petroleum Products (Rs./Litre)
        as at 31st December 2005-2013
        2005- 80
        2006- 92
        2007- 117
        2008- 120
        2009- 115
        2010- 115
        2011- 137
        2012- 159
        2013- 162
        2014- 150
        ——-
        2015 – 117

        The above should give the layman a clear simple picture of the prices that prevailed during the reign of MR and his fellow robber barons.

        Could you tell us the story of petrol prices without perverting it with name dropping such as Demand-pull inflation, Cost push inflation, Wage Push Inflation, Imported Inflation, ………………….

        I am not trained as an economist nor am I a politician to pretend I understood the differences/nuances of price changes in fact I am bit thick. Please bear with me.

        I am in favour of people typing in this forum even if they do not have facts, intellectual acumen, ability to analyse complex issues, ……………….. Therefore please give it a try.

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    one thing that i can guarantee is that if government expenditure is not cut,it is good bye to this government. people are not interested in all these talk of oil prices.When they see the bloated cabinet and wasteful expenditure they get furious when the prices go up.Goodbye yahapalanaya govt.

    when it comes to how efficient is the government in spending public revenue sri lanka is ranked 99th out of 136 countries.Phillipnes is 86th.vietnam is 69.bangladesh 66th.Pakistan 58th.korea 53 and thailand 51.taiwan 35 and japan25.indonesia 25,india 20 and china 19.malaysia 15 and HK 14.
    Rwanda 5,US 3,singapore 2 and UAE 1st.

    a country like UAE with all its energy resources is the most efficient at spending public money while we who are upto our necks in debt keep borrowing and borrowing and spending lavishly.

    why does not milo man and james bond take a trip to rwanda and get some tuition classes from the president of rwanda on how to manage a counties finances.

    there is a limit to peoples patience to absorb taxes while they see wasteful and extravagant spending.As mahinda pointed how does the excise also double with the increase in the fuel.

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    MAhinda Rajapakse’s economics sucks. Even with high prices what was the fuel price at that time. IT was cheap fuel. the govt was losing money. Now one problem is 31% of the Srilankan fuel is consumed by politicians and the rich people. So, fuel is subsidized for them. fuel prize was increased for middle class but politicians are using FREE FUEL WITHOUT A LIMIT and sometimes they sell it.

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    Get lost you moron, but………..where am I supposed to go ?. The whole world knows what a fraudster, a liar and a murderer you are including the siblings. Suwapath Weva dushtayanani!

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    And Rajapaksas knows all about lying. That is how they ran this country.
    We still don’t know where their ill gotten gains are, and which country it is stashed away.

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    MaRa has still to disclose to the Nation the Hedging deal when Ajith Nivard Cabraal his sidekick was the Central Bank Governor!

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      Yes, yes Maha Raja is correct. There was never a supreme court decision to sell the petrol at Rs.100/= Halawatha Anthony Fernando still among the Living. No hedging deal took place. As a biggest Sinhala Buddhist and No. 1 Deshapremiya and savior of the Nation Maha Raja should explain how the Govt. should run without taxes or without increasing the fuel price when there is fuel price increase in the world market.

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    This MR-team Chinthanaya in CT is being flaxed by CT commenters. However it will be published elsewhere and receive nod nod nod.
    After all corruption/nepotism/impunity has been respectified here.

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    USD 100-110 was the Average crude Oil Price from 2009 to June 2014.
    It dropped to USD 60 in December 2014.
    The March 2018 price was still USD 66 .a barrel.
    So the Average Price of Crude has been just over USD 60 per Barrel for the whole duration of Dr Ranil and Sillysena’s Yahapalanaya.
    What did Dr Ranil’s Treasury do with the Money, if he was charging the Yahapalana suckers based on the 2014 Average of USD 104 ?.
    I know Dr Ranil’s Royal Buddy gave LKR 11 Billion to SIL.
    That is only a fraction of the Profits if the poor Yahapalana sods were and are buying Fuel at Dr Ranil’s Average Crude Price of USD 104 a Barrel..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Tell us how would you repay the loans that were procured and accumulated from 2005 to 2015?

      Note most include commissions to the clan, theft by the clan, inefficiency and loss making during rule of the clan, mismanagement of state assets, resources, income, …………………. inflated pricing of procurement of supplies to various state departments, including capital projects (Basil, Namal, ….154 members of the clan) as well as defense expenditure under Dr Gota. Man knows how to make money out of misery and from killing business.

      By the way how did you benefit from carrying their b***s?

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        Dear Native,
        I thought you are a well educated, person with at least a bit of commonsense.
        But you sound more and more like Dr Rajitha and his Gifted Son.
        They saw Rajapaksa loot in Gold Bars and green Backs to the tune of 18 Billion USD, lying on the Floor of an Arab Bank vault.
        But Shani the CID boss took Rajapaksa Matriarch in to custody to grill about the loot instead of interviewing Rajitha and Son..
        And you still lick Dr Ranil..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          I am not Bandula nor Namal hence I am bit thick.

          Why was Sirisena extremely angry when the former National Hangman was summoned to courts and he was reluctant to appear in front of a judge along with his partners in crime, the generals, admirals, ………………..?

          “And you still lick Dr Ranil..”

          Do you think so? Licking and carrying b***s is your job like Bandula.
          Are you looking for another part time job moonlighting at Temple Trees?

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          Sumane, I thought so too, but it seems Native has left school just after they taught him how to cut and paste, lower kindergarten I would say..so the poor sod keeps doing that, he cuts and he pastes.

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            wannihami

            I have already given you the price of petrol every year above from 2005 to 2015, which I have to cut with scissors and paste with Gothamba glue.

            How do you interpret those figures without further adjusting for inflation and further ado?

            Unlike you and your ilk I cannot invent figures just to pervert the debate, argument, truth, ……….. .

            ‘Playing the man, not the ball’ naturally comes to …………………………..
            Now get on with your typing.

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Congratulations.
          It appears you too have a b***s carrier, by the name of wannihami.

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            Dear Native,

            What is Gothamba?..
            It sounds like Goo Thamba, I guess you know what that means Don’t you?
            And your mates call our Go Getter Gota also Gothapaya….
            How come you guys don’t have as many letters and vowels in you Alphabet. when you say our ancestors were taught in Tamil by the Dravidians from Madras.

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              KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

              “What is Gothamba?..”
              Stupid man watch the clip:

              Making Sri Lankan Godamba Roti for Kottu Roti and other
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsGtCxFHso
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lQGWkGUVbA

              “when you say our ancestors were taught in Tamil by the Dravidians from Madras.”

              When your ancestors wanted to fit in with the people they decided to learn Sinhala Bhasava and convert to Buddhism. However over the past 100 years since the advent of public racist Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala your immediate ancestors concocted a new identity Sinhala/Buddhist to keep you lot very stupid, violent, unfriendly, unsympathetic, forbidding, stony, frigid, frosty, supercilious, disdainful, unfeeling, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, stony-hearted, ………………………………… morons.

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    Unfortunately the Government is not spending its money in locking up Rajapakse family.

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    Unfortunately the Government is not spending its money in locking up Murderers, Paga Kings and Rapists.

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    In the MEan time, Ranil knows that UNP will be history after the next elelction and but some how he wins his elecorate by bribing them. SO, he has promised Rs 50,000 to each RELIGIOUS PLACE in colombo.

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      Jims
      What did you mean by ‘religious places?” Temples? One thing is sure. Ranil can’t manipulate Maha Sangha. The money he is offering are not bribes. They are government funds. And Maha Sangha is not in a position to reject any offerings. If somebody gives money to improve facilities in temples, Maha Sangha has to accept. That doesn’t mean that they agree to vote Ranil.

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        But he should not offer oney to Maha Sangha. that is against the buddhist practices. Ranil makes Bhikkus obliged. I don’t think he will fair with people in that. HE is trying to white wash and cover up something. He one day goes to thirupathi in KErala and offer gold, another day to Meera Makkam makkam Mosque and offer Groceries to it, now this one, but I heard he goes to some other church and prey to Sabarimala god/goddes which is the same but not exactly same as the God Thirupathi.

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    both Mahinda Rajapakse and the current govt are destructive to Srilanka. At present, Indian PEtrol price in Delhi (India is a petroleum producing country) is equal to Sri lankan Ruppes 169 per liter. Sri lanka imports and give it for Rs 148.

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    Lies and deception has become the order of the day for MR and the clan. The biggest lie was telling that the Presidential system will be abolished and then extending the two terms limitation to unlimited to stay in power till death us do part. People thought otherwise and taught them a lesson. Forget the uneducated it is amazing how the so called professor lies. The man who did not utter a word when 24 journalists were killed Sarath Fonseka the best army commander in the world for MR and GR was jailed.and white vans were roaming Colombo now coming to tell us what good governance is. Its a shame on the university which conferred the degree and made him Professor,
    .

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    Mahinda the Hero: The Tiger terrorists were destroyed and their despotic leader Prabhakaran killed when MR was in power. That is a fact that no one can deny. It was an achievement that has no parallel in modern times.
    Just imagine what would have happened if this Sevala Government was in power at that time.
    Sun Tzu the great Chinese General said, ”He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious. (Sun Tzu)
    The problem with Ranil and Sirisena is that, while they seem to know very well when not to fight, they seem to have no idea of when to fight, except, of course, against each other. With a man like VP in the opposition, either of them would have been a disaster of unimaginable proportions for Sri Lanka.
    Certainly, both of them would not have had the courage to withstand the immense international pressures mounted at that time to save the Tigers. They would have succumbed meekly like dry tree leaves being blown to smithereens in a storm. The Tigers would have simply walked in to Colombo without facing any resistance like Hitler’s Army walking in to Paris.
    MR is not a nice man. In fact he is a thug. But only a thug with absolutely no sympathy and zero consideration for the enemy could do the job. And our thug did it in style. For that, Sri Lankans of all races should be grateful because by achieving that victory he saved hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides. Don’t forget that most of you guys who criticize him now probably owe your lives to Mahinda.
    The price of victory is high but the rewards are much higher. (Paul Bryant)

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    To see who is lying have a televised open debate. Mr Mangala Samaraweera should throw a challenge. we the people have a right to know the truth because it affects our daily lives

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    We have land . Chinese came and say we will give you money to build an airport . 1000 million is given and over 400million was wasted / robbed . Airport was built . It is development Rajapaksa way. People see the airport and say look what he did for the country we have two international airports . 1000 million cost what is our income today 10million if we are lucky . This is bad for the country and we have to pay back 1000million + (high) interest by every citizen of this country not MR or his cronies .
    Roads are the same story
    Port is the same story .
    Air Lanka same story ( remember air craft was diverted to bring a dog )
    Army headquarters same story

    Why Gota’s vision was not available then . MR/GOTA are trying to rob the country again by fooling the people .

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    America stopped Son Prince to travel to America. Under normal conditions, there is legal action possible against Immigration and State Department. If your hands are clean you need to appeal against the rejection of Visa. Though the traveler is foreigner, “DHS redress” available in US, a much cheaper remedy. Otherwise hiring a US lawyer for US court may be expensive. If the explanation to the rejection is not satisfactory, the Court may order to issue the Visa. Two months ago Son Prince had to go back to Lankawe from Russia because the Plane that was going to USA refused to allow board Son Prince citing the US travel restriction.

    Udayanga, Ponny et al had similar problems. But CT patrons were asking why Manuel Noriega II was allowed to go to USA, but much milder criminals like Son Prince were bared by USA. Somebody another day replied, Manuel Noriega II (A.K.A Old Brother Prince) was allowed to go because he is US citizen. But it was not satisfactory because Ponny also has some status. But he was deprived of travelling to USA but even Younger Brother Prince was not known to have encountered similar problems. Whether there is any logic exist or American law is that kind of nature or even Uncle Sam is always adamant and on his way, but for the CT patronage none of them sounded like complete but only white washing. So somebody else attempted satisfy those who were still not as “Old Brother Prince, is an America Citizen and America with special interests, protecting him”. This stopped any further question and the matter was rested until recently. Now Colombo media claimed America refused release Manuel Noriega II from its citizenship to stand in EP election. You see, children run away from worms if happened to see one shouting “Yucky”, but adults buy in cans to go out for fishing. Uncle Sam is in needs of Manuel Noriega II. Uncle may come in to the land if Manuel Noriega II becomes the EP.

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      Mally,
      Why is Ponny not allowed in USA….
      I mean Ponny is the darling of the Diaspora after Ponny reported seeing Pira’s IGP Nade waving the White Flag, before he was shot by Ponny’s own troops.
      Now Ponny has gone even further to say Go Getter Gotta killed Lasantha.
      In combination isn’t that enough for uncle Sam to show some gratitude to Ponny?.
      BTW, Did you see how smart Ponny looked attending the War Heroes Memorial , I am not sure where.
      I thought Ponny would have gone to Mulivaikal where he saw LTTE IGP Nade and his Mates waving the white Flag.
      What do you reckon Mally,
      Will the Yahapalana Co put Ponny as the Candidate for the big Gig?.
      Because the Sinhala Buddhists in the UNP even won’t vote for Dr Ranil..l .

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        Sumane,

        You are right on your way of analysis. But Uncle Sam, as much as the Wildlife Sanctuary, SinhaLE Lankawe strange species (Maha Viyath), is a strange species and having notoriously chaotic behavior to come under any reasonably intelligent predictions. So neither you nor I can tell why the 2010 America sponsored Star Candidate Ponny, fell out of America’s favor. (It cannot be because Secretary John Kerry hated Secretary Clinton.) A very mild indicator can be shown as a reason. Frederica Jansz ended fleeing to USA seeking Uncle’s protection because of Ponny’s double crossing and leaving her into the hands of Manuel Noriega II. One can suspect Jansz would have double crossed Ponny, now. We cannot assume if one is Diaspora’s favorite then they automatically become Uncle’s favorite too. Uncle needs Manuel Noriega II because Uncle thinks he can win the election. All what Noriega has to do now is to prove Uncle that he cannot win the election, thus have citizenship voided and then stand for the election. It is as simple as like that!
        Here the difficult part to unknot is Old King was supposed to declare to the public the candidate who can win the election for Slap Party in 2020. But he appears to have secretly informed of that only to Uncle Sam, unless Colombo Media has ignored it purposefully. Now Uncle is throwing his penny on Noriega and wants him on his side. Here, the cattle called Maha Viyath can do little to the Shepheard, but 8th grader Wimal can bring the 21st Amendment to repeal the 19A. That is one way, which one can use to defeat the joint plot of Old King and America to make Manuel Noriega II stand on their side instead he stand for Strange Wild Life Species, the Maha Viyath.

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        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

        The public racist lonely Field Marshall Ponny once said in an interview he was elsewhere when the last minute involuntary disappearance and white flag massacre/war crime took place. He said he was in China.

        Stupid man, whether Ponny killed white flag bearers or Dr Gota killed everyone else is not the question. Who were the killers and with whom does the ultimate command responsibility rested? Who was the commander of the armed forces? Whom did the commander of the armed forces delegate his command responsibilities? ………………………

        KASmaalam
        Please sleep on these questions and let me have your “thoughts” on these simple question tomorrow. Get some advice from somass, Percy, Thondamany, Helass, HLD M, …………………………

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    These are Charts depicting the World Prices for 2 commonly traded Crude Oil products 7th May 2013 to-date.
    Data is readily available online from most Trading / Brokering Houses; these chart data are from Oanda.
    https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2018/5/23/b7672374b3c1b6889c9848c73ac9e8c5-full.jpg
    https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2018/5/23/48ed9a5cc95ebeaf3b42edcaad33151e-full.jpg

    Cross Hairs placed on 2015-01-15 and 104USD. Also at 51USD.
    Whilst admittably these products do not exactly match Sri Lankan purchases (both Crude and Processed), they are closely indicative.
    Indicates the broad Price Swings for Brent Crude from High on 19th June 2014, next significant low at 2015-01-14(surprise-day before our presidential election), next high 2015-05-05, Low on 2016-01-21, Last low on 2017-07-21, climbing since.
    Validate the statements made by Politicians for your-self.
    Do not be carried away by their rhetoric nor your existing biases.
    Become an Intelligent and Discerning Citizen and Voter.

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    What a joke. If Mahinda is so sure that his facts are correct and not alternative facts he should have the guts to accept the challenge of the Finance Minister for a debate. If Mahinda does not accept this challenge then we all know Mahinda’s facts are FAKE NEWS/FACTS!

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    When the oil prices were 100USD a barrel one Mahinda Rajapakshe entered a hedging deal whereby CPC agreed to pay a consortium of banks headed by Standard Chartered bank to buy oil at 100USD ONO for all time. The consortium knew this price was not sustainable and it would fall. But Percy either did not or made a deal to skim the profits. So we began paying 100USD ONO per barrel while the price eventually came down. The CPC was now bleeding money to the hedge fund on one side while the CEB and the CGR refused to settle their bills. The debt of these three organizations combined was so staggering that the state banks to which all three owed money were struggling to survive without collapsing. Now he is accusing the CPC of making a profit which it probably needs to pay off its monumental debts incurred at that time. This guy has no credibility other than what is given to him by some of the commentators. What a joker.

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    The MP representing Kurunagala district is suffering from amnesia.

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