22 August, 2019

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Harsha Turns Body Language Expert After Modi Visit

It seems the Public Distribution and Economic Reforms Minister, Harsha de Silva has a hidden talent. Publishing a rather interesting tweet last evening on Indian PM Modi’s visit, he flaunted his skills just to be mocked by fellow tweeps.

Tweeting images of PM Wickremesinghe welcoming PM Modi, Harsha said their ‘body language suggests trust and affection between PM Modi and PM Wickremesinghe. He went on to note PM Modi must be regretting that indian intelligence warnings about the Easter Sunday attacks did not reach PM Wickremesinghe before April 21, 2019.

However, intelligence officers who testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter attacks noted, they are not aware of which country shared the intelligence information about the impending attacks, to this day and that they too heard of it, only via media.

The Minister, who is also quite an active tweep – at times even being heavily critical of the policies imposed by his own government – fell victim to his own words when fellow tweeps began poking fun at him, dubbing him a ‘body language expert’ for his tweet last evening.

Below is his tweet:

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    India respects Sri Lanka because of Ranil

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      After all, he is a Royalist and speaking the English good also, no ? He have even met the Queen recently.. No, wait. That was Sira.. Then maybe it was Trump that he met ?? Ah no.. That was Modi….

      Never mind. He is Royalist. Thats all that we need!

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      so true, modi loves a tight ass.

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      Isn’t why Hindians got Chandrika to pull the rug under Ranil in the early 2000 Who lost his job?

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    Politicians have thick skins; don’t be fooled by any body language.

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      Steve

      “Politicians have thick skins; don’t be fooled by any body language.”

      He is self proclaimed “proud Southerner and Sinhala/Buddhist” hence he can afford to be thick skinned, stupid, scatterbrained bigot, …………

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      Don’t be harsh on Harsha. He has a lot to learn in politics.

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    I can confidently state India has been giving intelligence on Zaharan , as early as in 2018. Even last week they shared more intelligence on individuals related to Zaharan,s group. India will be concerned because any threat as such is also a threat to them. So this article is unwanted and “filling the space”. Looks like CT is running out of substance and hence this article and from Mahindapala.

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      The third para of the “editorial” is factually wrong. Even MY 3, during his “non-mia culpa” address to the nation on 22/4 stated that the neighboring friendly nation India informed the Gvt about a possible attack. It is possible that DIG and Hemesiri Ferando didn’t know the source of the tip possibly b’cos Nilantha J never told them. But I’m certain that Nilantha told both MY 3 & Sisira Mendis where the tip came from.

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    Hon.Modi ! You should have known by now that Srilanka government is a government of one man show.
    The rest in the Parliament are just puppets who had been warned by the Tyrant Dictator ruling with a sword.
    No one other than himself makes decisions for the country.
    See that tyranism had driven us the poor Srilankans to deaths and destructions?
    Not sharing the threat and without giving any warnings to the next in line , left the country on a jaunt with the whole family, how callous that can be. God forbid if there’s no Guilt in his mind as the super ultimate leader. Pity him.
    This is what happens when there’s a one man show. That’s why the saying goes as ” UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL” How true it is.
    This is the problem with this country. Firstly the Sinhala Mafia took control alter the Independence, for 71 Years Srilanka which was admirably confident in every aspect then started to nose dive to a Third a Rated country depending now on only foreign handouts. The Education and the nations natural products have suffered in the hands of our Greedy Politicians the so called leaders.
    Srilanka has seen death , destruction of minorities and self destruction which still continues.
    Then in 2015 A Super Hero Ninja Common Buddhist took over promising the people that he as a simple man was ready to irradicate the problems with a clean sweep”
    In fact what we have created a ” One man Dictator ” have let the country down and the people down.
    In fact the people we elected to the Parliament became just Puppets.
    They had no power what so ever.
    The result we witnEssed the Easter Bombing ! The leader packed up and left on a family jaunt with no Guilt or not said Sorry still.
    Still passing the Buck!!!!!!!..,, ……..shameless ,No remorse. We suffering citizens.

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      The Sinhala Mafia did one thing correctly, which is prevent a Marxist apartheid entity called “Tamil Eelam” from emerging in the North and East. Some Eelamists are unhappy about this & still whining to the UN to do an investigation of LTTE toddlers killed in cold blood while sipping Nescafe under banyan trees in 2009.

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        Lester
        Did you escape from a mental hospital?
        Please spare us your sadism.

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        Lester

        “The Sinhala Mafia did one thing correctly, which is prevent a Marxist apartheid entity called “Tamil Eelam” from emerging in the North and East. “

        What on earth are you ranting?
        What is Marxist apartheid entity?
        So you coin/drop words as you go along as if you are another Dayan.
        FYI it was VP with massive support from Hindia and USA prevented LTTE from fighting for a Separate state.

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    Does RW body language show any affection for Harsha, the whipper snapper !

    RW has made a career out of Sri Lankan way of thinking , which is another word for stupidity.

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    The best person to lead this country is RW but the problem is fools don’t understand his capacity if given sajith to lead UNP that is the end of the story
    Still have confidence RW will do correct move at the correct time

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      Capacity?
      -Couldn’t take out CBK with her one seat majority (GD would have had her for breakfast after 5 years)
      -Couldn’t control Ravi corruption in 02
      -Trusted CBK to play fair and didn’t table NCM
      -Lost a winnable 05 election to Fisheries/Labor minister
      -Chose SF as the proxy in 2010
      -Chose Gamarala as the proxy in 2015
      -Couldn’t do a white collar scam without getting caught
      -Was too smart by half and blocked all escape routes in the 19th Amendment without leaving an opening for Namal to contest in 2019
      -No capable secondary layer groomed. Something else has been groomed

      Yup Gamahaminey has the capacity to be the lifetime opposition leader

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    Hope RW will not Handover any responsibility to sajith as it will be a total failure and end of the UNP

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    I am sure hereafter the yellow robed variety won’t attack Hindu kovils. Arohara govinda. Also there could be a direct flight to Thirupathy. The guys tried it recently at Kanya but had apparently backed out. They have to go and rub somewhere. So itchy.

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    India has lost her dignity and non-aligned position of conflict of that balance of power in globally by changing against Asian Countries.
    The Ruling classes and key & leading political parties governors of Indian has keep their mind that British Rules has been suppressed People of Indian by iron fits.An Unfinished task still in ahead to be completed before the Leaders of Ruling Party of BJP. Unaddressed problems are in complex process on Indian society and its democracy!
    The People of Indian of more than half of the population has NOT YET won Freedom and Independence in deeds in their land.
    By 60% of Indian are in the below the poverty level .Development is uneven ,unequal of distribution that Income created NEW Rich and POOR classes , by vast differences of Political class, it political parties are playing ground of most corrupted state of Republic of Indian in world.

    How can that be Indian’s be guide line and lessons to other countries in World. Hence Impact of Indian-politics and its practices have been lessons that badly effects to Sri Lankan.

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      Saman Adikari, please visit this blog, you will be surprised! Raj

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    Anything to get your name known. Dr Harsha
    de Silva is now a pscho analyst. He mmight have
    to take a ride in the ambulance service he
    introduced.

    The problem with him is that he is very very
    greedy for publicity. Any thing that can have
    his name is welcome.

    I would suggest he reads the body language of
    the goats. He sure will say they have horns like
    his boss RW.

  • 6
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    When one cannot trust the language spoken by the tongues of politicians how much value could be placed on their body language?

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      Estate Labourer, Body language never lies! It reveals your true feelings and emotions.

  • 6
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    Was he also able to recognize that Modi is a nationalist and racist? Did he remember that under Modi over a thousand Muslims were brutally raped and killed, when Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat?

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    For Sri Lanka, Ranil is an international asset and a local liability.

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    Lester
    Did you escape from a mental hospital?
    Please spare us your sadism.

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    CT
    You don’t need to be a body language expert to figure out this basic truth.
    Sri Lanka has been increasingly dominated by China. And China is in Sri Lanka for their own benefit.
    We cannot contest anything with China due to their economic and military might. India doesn’t want China playing games in their neighborhood.
    The only way we can afford to cope with China is to have an equally strong country showing interest in Sri Lanka.
    Ranil knows this and he has always been very cordial with India.
    Why do you think Modi came to SL in the first place, immediately after winning the elections. Due to interest.
    Why do you think there is some sanity in SL after Modi won? Why do you think India was able to give us better intel to us than our own SIS did?
    India is keeping track of events in SL due to the Chinese influence in SL.
    Without India counterbalancing China, SL is helpless.
    So yes Ranil and Modi are friends. I don’t think Modi has any other friends in SL. Cirtainly not gamaya. Modi came to see Ranil.
    As stupid and weak Ranil maybe, he has a friend. A friend who is in his corner.
    Who do you think pulled the strings behind the scene to make sure Ranil was not ousted in that dirty coup last October?
    Its all Modi.

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      Gemini Cricket:

      India is too corrupt to form any serious alliance. The corruption in India makes Sri Lankan politicians look like saints. India has satellites in space, yet millions of Indians don’t have access to a toilet. One of Modi’s campaign promises was to improve sanitation. Sri Lanka is better off forming an alliance with China. China is the world’s largest manufacturer, it is also a major lender of capital for development projects. China holds significant amounts of US debt, making the yuan a potential rival for the USD. China has greater export capabilities and technological capabilities than India, and, since it’s on the UNSC, it can protect Sri Lanka from angry White lawyers hired by the Eelamists.

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        Lester
        You may choose to comfort yourself by sighting a few negative examples of India. But the fact remains that militarily and economically India is number 3 in the world.
        According to certain schools of thought India will be no 1 by 2048.
        Meanwhile we are on a downward spiral. Think about that.
        We should be concerned about Sri Lanka’s future. The Buddha said to focus on what is in front and think less about the past.

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    Body language suggests Modi’s disappointment towards Ranil. It is like he is saying to Ranil, “I can see your predicament. But I am helpless too. Maithri was your choice. What can I do? You have no future. Amen! Whatever you can give me, give everything before it is too long. Is there anything left other than the ports and airports you gave me? How about the Rock Phosphate and the Rose Quartz Mountain? Did you promise them to somebody else? Remember, neighbours first.”

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    Should we forget the life threat to My3 by the Indian Agents a few months before the attacks ? Whether it was a Hoax or not, is unclear.

    If that was hoax , then how the hell can one take the bomb attack warnings by India seriously?

    Perhaps, the self acclaimed body language Expert can unravel this quiz.

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    Harsha once more sounds like an educated imbecile. How can Ranil give him any senior minister post? First photo shows Ranil wearing a spies’ glass and looking at PM Modi to find out why did he so quickly showed up in Lankawe – probably wishing if one Vijithamuni is the within the guards. It looks like a rock on the road staring at the people walking on it. Modi trying to study Ranil’s eyes though his charcoal back, eye shade. In the second one Ranil standing like a Presidential Security Guard’s sour mouth. Of cause Vaalaiththodam II is rocking Modi’s hand & Modi is begging “friend let is go please”. The third one stand in the second photo is asking from Vaalaiththodam II for a piece of meat for him too- (Machang if got two, one for me, please)

  • 3
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    body language shows modi telling ranil “you are the only hope to keep the chinese from india’s arse”.

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    I see Lankans in general tend to bad mouth India, here in CT too. But the reality is, India soon will be the largest economy in the world and we at present are the laughing stock of the world. I hear yesterday MS pardoned an accused (of bribes) right before the courts verdict. MR compared our parliament to adult night club by quoting “bouncers in politics”. There is no country which has intentionally allowed a foreign outfit/ ISIS to murder their own citizen and causing immense damage to economy. Sure Lanka at its best

  • 6
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    India is a country respected and admired by all countries India is getting stronger and powerful Srilanka needs support of India and good relationship. Always SriLanka’s relationship with India should be strong irrespective of which ever party rules Srilanka.
    As long as India and Srilanka working together no extremist group will have a chance to do any damaged to our country.

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    Lankans have spend more than 70 years in laughing and making fun of others when their prime assets are being sold to the same people. I guess that goes to show why they are called as Cunning Fools.

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