26 August, 2019

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Harvest Of A Carnage: A Candidate   

By Sarath de Alwis –

Sarath de Alwis

“If admirals, generals are above law, Of what purpose are courts, judges and the law.”

අද්මිරාල්ලා, ජනරාල්ලා නීතියටත් ඉහල නන්, කුමටද අධිකරණය​ නීතිය සහ විනිසුරන් ?”

Nanda Malini’s lyrical lament over the tyranny of injustice is amended to accommodate Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s idea of “equality before the law”.   

On a TV channel, decidedly committed to advance his presidential bid, Gotabaya Rajapaksa explained his idea of the ‘rule of law.’ He complains that he and, some retired service commanders were summoned before a magistrate inquiring into the outsourcing of the Government’s Indian ocean anti-piracy operations to a private company- Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd resulting in an unlawful loss of Rs.11.4 billion to the government.

The encounter is a treasure trove that helps you discover the mind of the man who claims that he created the perfect national intelligence apparatus that won the war and guaranteed us peace thereafter.

The reader is invited to visit the link to hear him explain why he wishes to run for president. “The people know that I am a performer and they want me.”

He explains his ‘weltanschauung’ and his idea of ‘equality before the law’ and ‘basic human rights’. 

The signals are subtle and strong. This is how it all begins. A magnetic self-obsessed leader exploiting popular angst and failure of conventional politics. A leader with a talent for the theatre of the absurd promising national self-sufficiency guided by authoritarian nationalism. 

You may ask why we discuss Gotabaya Rajapaksa at this hour of national anxiety? We do so because, he has offered himself to serve the nation in the capacity of the president of the republic.   

Gotabaya partisans including some prominent Buddhist monks lost no time in attributing the obvious intelligence failure, undoubtedly a serious governance issue, to a weakening of state intelligence units. 

That they reasoned was due to the arrests of some intelligence operatives for complicity in abductions, murder and extortion.

We must engage Gotabaya in a rational debate. First, we must understand the man. Who can explain the man better than the man himself? 

In the TV encounter he does not question the legality or otherwise of the prosecution case. He objects indignantly and ferociously to being summoned before court. 

When you listen to him on the link provided you can reach one of two conclusions. Either the’ rule of law’ has exemptions for Gotabaya Rajapaksa or the man is simply ‘NUTS”- Capital. 

The reader is specially invited to listen to his account of the Keith Noyahr abduction and release. The defense secretary is informed of the incident. The hapless Keith is released. Now Gotabaya is genuinely bewildered why he is accused of complicity in the affair. 

Possession of stolen journalists, perhaps? 

This bewilderment comes from the man who claims to have had a total grip on the intelligence apparatus which he says is now ruined by do-gooding democrats. 

The subject of this essay is not the candidate but the idea. The idea of the national surveillance state. The National Surveillance State is a way of governing. It is neither the product of emergency nor the product of war. It is a habit of governance possible only under a power center not accountable to the people. That is the Gotabaya idea. 

First a brief exploration of the man. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a man of principles- his. He is a vegetarian. He is single minded and capable of unwavering focus. 

He is a devoted husband and father. He submits to the entreaties of a wife whose family was domiciled in the US. He migrates to the US giving up his military career. He builds a new life in California the land of plenty and super abundance. 

With his brother elected President, he returned to serve the land of his birth as Defense Secretary. The older brother was the executive president. Despite a macho persona Mahinda’s approach to statecraft is a peculiar chemistry of rustic cunning and graceful indolence. 

The focused, target centric younger sibling was for all purposes a super empowered proxy executive president. In the decade of the MR presidency the “Idea of Gotabaya Rajapaksa” took form, gathered substance and most significantly acquired its own independent voice. 

However, the migrant soldier who returned to the motherland retained his claims to his adopted homeland. That is until April, this year. The retired soldier migrating   travelled economy class to California. That was the age before long haul wide-bodied aircraft. 

The patriot now commutes between Colombo and the city of angels in Emirates A380 first class suites on miles earned or in full fare business class. That spectacular ‘viyathmaga’ trajectory rivals the takeoff of a supersonic MiG. It is story yet to unfold if ever.   

Since Easter Sunday’s savagery, we live in searing anxiety unravelling painful truths. The ever-evolving news cycle is now tied up with terrorism, how to contain it, prevent it and eradicate it. In our public discourse the subject will gather intensity and terrorism will remain the overarching concern of the public psyche in the foreseeable future.   

As the former US ambassador Robert Blake has pointed out at a recent event in Colombo under Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s watch Sri Lanka did have a national intelligence network where  different branches of the Intelligence apparatus gathered information and shared that   information  up to the senior levels making sure that such attacks did not take place. 

Robert Blakes assessment is both accurate and appropriate for the ongoing debate on national security. But there is a huge but. 

The Gotabaya Idea of National Security failed to make a distinction between state security and regime security. Gotabaya Rajapaksa conflated security of a clan centric regime with the legitimate security of the nation state. That must not happen again. 

Two significant developments followed the Easter Sunday bloodbath. Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced that he would run for the presidency and fight Islamic terrorism. 

The nation’s intelligentsia rightly concluded that the Easter Sunday Massacre did not “initiate a new fear but ignited an old one”.

We must take note of both. The first threatens a prolonged disaster. The latter indicates that we must be clear headed and trace a painful path forward to sanity. 

Gotabaya Rajapaksa ignites the old fears. To be blunt, Gotabaya Rajapakse does not know this new brand of terrorist. 

His expertise, if any, is on terrorists who claim a piece of real estate on ground.  He has no idea of fighting the ideology of the new terrorist who claims his place in heaven. Researchers have identified this new fanaticism franchised by ISIS as a pure barbarism. A new form of mindless warfare “waged by small groups against neutrals or innocent bystanders in order to command attention and not to win territory. 

We fought to suppress political violence. Although it may be inconvenient for Gotabaya Rajapaksa to comprehend it, the immediate roots of that brand of  terrorism that  he says he defeated , almost single handedly, could be traced to the precipitate action of the traditional Tamil political  leadership in promising Tamil youth light at the end of the tunnel with the Vaddukoddai resolution. 

The false promise of the Vaddukoddai resolution gathered a kind of kinetic energy from the unyielding unitarian world view of Sinhala nationalism.

The terrorists responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage would not think of cease fire agreements. They will not muddle strategy by resorting to conventional war fare. The new terrorism we confront is different. 

We can arrive at three conclusions with unqualified consensus in this heated, topsy-turvy political climate.   

The incumbent president doesn’t have a hope in hell in securing a second presidential term.

The Prime minister aspiring to be president is flapping like a headless chicken in the belief that we the people don’t know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.

The Leader of the Opposition with help from a largely complicit media, a coddled Buddhist clergy and a committed cohort of toadeaters dishing out profoundly fallacious but believable punditry, has no rival in sight in the business of pursuing power for its own sake. 

“Orwellian” is the pejorative adjective for falsification of history, state sponsored lying, repression and manipulation.

Today, we are deliberately sliding towards what George Orwell described as “the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.”  

Orwell is one great bloke who refuses to fade away! 

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    I admit I did not watch the long video but I wonder whether the interviewer sought a clarification from presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in respect of the following matter. That is, there are a number of court cases pending against him in the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of this country. Now what will happen to these ongoing court cases in the event that he is elected as president? Will all these cases continue to be heard or will the Attorney-General be instructed from above to withdraw these cases? If such a thing happens, how will the citizenry know if he is guilty or not guilty of any wrongdoings? (There are so many cases against him)

    Even though these charges may all be allegations, would it not be the more correct and principled thing to clear one’s name before one comes forward hoping to sit in the exalted president’s chair?

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      Estate Labourer – Pose this question to Ranilpaksha. As a sitting president, Donald Trump cannot be impeached/prosecuted.

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      A vegetarian psychopathic murder who would burn his country to rubble to avoid criminal prosecution for his and the extended Rajapaksas family?

      He rejects a law governed system of governance in favor of a lawless dictatorship where anything goes!

      Dictatorships and lawlessness has no place in the modern world.

      The world must unite against these dictators and corrupt authoritarian psychopaths who have destroyed many a nation throughout history.

      Testing times for Sri Lanka. Hope we are able to cut out this cancer with surgical precision.

      INTERPOL who are helping us find these terrorists and the forces behind them who cultivated and protect them in Sri Lanka must be exposed and punished.

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        Anonymous,
        “Dictatorships and lawlessness has no place in the modern world.”
        —-
        That is exactly the reason why Rajapakse regime eliminated LTTE and its megalomaniac dictator Velupillai Prabhakaran.

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      We have to grill BP/WP SIRISENA if anything would happen to our innocient people, while he as the minister of defence and /minister of law and order, will be out of the country for next three days.
      :
      Please read it below here.
      .
      President rushes to China for confab on Asian civilisation
      By Our Political Editor
      To meet President Xi Jinping on sidelines; will he appoint an Acting Defence Minister?View(s):
      President Maithripala Sirisena will leave tomorrow for China on a three-day visit in a move that has surprised both political and diplomatic circles over its urgency.
      Formally, he is attending a “Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations” that will open on May 15. The official website of the event said, “more than 2,000 government officials and representatives of various circles from 47 Asian countries” will attend.
      However, sources close to the Presidency said that during diplomatic consultations between Colombo and Beijing, a one-on-one meeting has been arranged for President Sirisena with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. A similar meeting has also been arranged with Prime Minister Le Keqiang, they said. These sources said he would also attend an international event in Beijing.
      What President Sirisena will discuss with the Chinese President has not been explained. These sources, however, said the recent IS-backed massacre will figure when Sirisena briefs him on measures taken by the government. Also on the cards is a catalogue of projects for which he is seeking Chinese assistance – an issue which would not have necessitated top priority consideration in the prevailing security situation in the country.
      It is not yet known if he will appoint an Acting Defence Minister in his absence.
      This week, military tensions between the United States and China have risen to a new peak.

  • 9
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    Dear CT readers Tense situation reported in Chillaw Curfew declared .

    CT your information will.be much valued .

    Pls avoid rumours .

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    Before the Cardinal rushes to support Gota, let him remember that while the flesh of his flock was being scraped off the floor of the churches, this obscene thug did not have the grace to join an anguished nation in grief. His first thought was about himself.
    A campaign launched on the backs of dead innocents. How much more obscene can you get?

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      Reply to Adrian
      The other side of the argument is that he who wiped the terrorism off the face of SL saw the naked truth of what was happening to the country with the rise of Jihadists. He along with others in the Army has a track record of destroying terrorism which no other country in the WORLD has done before.

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        gamaya,

        No wonder with gullible as yourself one can sell anything, even a Hoax of a War Victory. Do you believe that there was a war waged on a daily basis between the LTTE and the Forces between the period Jan 2008 to May 2009. If so, do you seriously believe that there would have been sufficient LTTE cadre remaining to be annihilated in the Nandikadal Lagoon? Ask yourself the question if there was any fighting why the LTTE buried uch an array of arms without using them to fight? Also why decamp their stronghold Kilinochchi with fortification, to a beachfront with absolutely no protection? If at all there was any fighting between the LTTE and the Forces the final battle should have been at Kilinochchi their stronghold and not at Nandikadal Lagoon to be assacred without any weapons as they had buried all?

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      It is interesting that you brought up the cardinal with reference to this article. The cardinal belongs to a sect which is extremely right wing and has adopted a stand against democratic governance in exchange to their own preferred form of governance which is dictatorship. This group originates in Fascist Spain under general Franco. Franco came to power by brutally suppressing the democratic government of Spain. He was aided in this endevour by none other than the Fuhrer of Germany Adolf Hitler. Another interesting fact is that old Hitler was also a vegetarian. It is a I think a personality trait of narcissistic individuals who aspire to be dictators. I just hope and pray that this guy will not get elected president. Please educate our rather stupid electorate about the real danger the country is in.

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    Seeing the fate of the country with a farmer in the presidents chair do you think the country will be any better off with a 7 Eleven clerk?

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      Burt,
      It is wrong to generalise that a farmer should not become a President based on one man called “Sirisena. What is the difference between farmer Sirisena and a lawyer Mahinda Rajapakse?

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        Ajith – Let me make it expressly clear that this bugger Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha is only a synthetic “lowyer” like his Mongol son Namal Rajafucksha. Unfortunately, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle is not among the living to testify!

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        Farmer destabilized the country while lawyer eradicated terrorism after 30 years destabilization.

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      Let enjoy your future with Ranil, when every teen wanted to move out of this country.

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    “Silisena” and “Nandasena” both are “Sellamsena’s”

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      Sirisena is not that smart. Gota is doing the bidding for Mahinda. I have a surmise. Soon, quite soon, these two will have a fallout. Make it three. Sirisena has no chance of survival unless he does an Assange!

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    We have to elect as our next president a person with peaceful mind with lot of experience in Sri Lankan politics who has been in and out parliament at least 20 or more years in parliament holding many ministerial positions who has earned the respect of all religious leaders and all communities
    who will respect and have faith in democracy , free media , transparency and capable of handling any situation , with a very good character with clean hands never taken into courts .
    Both parties UPFA and UNF have to look into these qualities when they select their candidate for next presidential election

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      Haha…very funny

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      I guess the man who could not win a single election in 25 plus attempts was qualified?

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    We have to elect as our next president a person with peaceful mind with lot of experience in Sri Lankan politics who has been in and out parliament at least 20 or more years in parliament holding many ministerial positions who has earned the respect of all religious leaders and all communities
    who will respect and have faith in democracy , free media , transparency and capable of handling any situation , with a very good character with clean hands never taken into courts .
    Both parties UPFA and UNF have to look into these qualities when they select their candidate for next presidential election

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    I don’t know what the constitution of Srilanka says about those who are accused of crimes against humanity and those whose cases are in courts. I wish that the incoming President should represent all three communities in Srilanka. What happened in the past except for 2015 election was Sinhala majority only considered in electing president. This is wrong. In 2015 election the president did not get Sinhalese majority, only Tamil speaking people’s majority. This is also wrong. Therefore, we should change the system to select that we should elect a president who can head the country only if he or she gets 50% of all three communities.

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    Don’t know why Dr Alwis is inciting the Yahapalanistas and Dr Ranil followers to get Hypertension about Nanadasena.

    Robbie Blake may have given Nande the tick.
    Would that help when three beautiful fresh Flowers have come up as the Harvest from the Easter Carnage in Colombo and Batti.

    Dr Ranil as late as yesterday promised to make even Nallathanni a Tourist Zone..
    And fill the Hotels all over with Tourists by August.

    This is on top of the Gamaparaliya Dr Ranil personally Launched after doing a Lazarus in October .

    Dr Ranil’s bosom buddy in 2015, said yesterday that he has now formed a United Front to Express Deliver Development to all & sundry in a very short time .
    And told the inhabitants there is not a thing to worry about, because he is now in charge of the All Three Forces and the Police.
    And he personally ensures that they do a good job.

    Sira even rubbished the fellow politikkas as sad figures for trying to blame Sira for the Muslim Jihadis suicide bombs on the Catholic Nation.

    Then we have Dr Ranil.s other bosom pal from 2010 Field Marshall Ponseka…
    Ponny says his first job will be to clean up the Defense Ministers Office and get rid of Sira’s SIL , who doesn’t have a clue about Defence let alone to fight the Terrorists.

    Ponny says he is the only one who has the Terrorist Elimination strategy in his Head.
    Ponny gave Puduthukrrupu as the example..
    Ponny says even the Top Commanders in all three Fronts didn’t know what they were doing , until they gathered in Pdduthikurrippu to finish off the LTTE.
    That is serious Military Strategy .

    How can Nandasena the Petrol Station assistant from LA. match the talents of those three formidable Leaders, even if our Cardinal ,His Highness tick off Nandasena for the President Gig…

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      No one can forget what Ponny said when he was the commander! during the war .
      I don’t think he can get Tamil votes to become the next President. He should eat his words now and swallow the humble pie.
      People are not fools to forget what was said by one when they’re in power.
      It’s a shame his future promotions are marred not only by his statement but the man has no charisma , same as the Nandi sena who behaves like street rowdies and theyre not fit to be politicians.
      Hopè the masses will realise and select the right persons as the leaders of our country.
      Not the ” Name sake Nincompoops” who will only destroy this nation.
      I happened to read an article by a woman cricketer of SL yesterday.
      Along with Malinga she too was chosen to play with the Indian women’s team. She expressed her excitement of meeting the team made up of Hindus , Christians, Telegus , Tamils , Sikhs , a mixture of religions playing together in the name of a sport which made the fun of playing extra special.
      She also wondered why in the past only Muralitharan , and Russell Arnold were the only two players from the other nationals were chosen and now there’s none.
      Games are national games and victory brings accolades not only for the team but to the country they represent too.
      In SL Buffaloes are chosen if they’re related to someone in politics or the selectors ! but not for the talent.
      We can see the outcomes now ,that the SLC ( SLANKA Cricket) is in the doldrums or have they past sell by date ??
      The players are facing various charges by the International Cricket Board at present.
      The state of our nation’s cricket and the country are facing doom and gloom for a foreseeable future.

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        Small correction above line number 11.

        Malinga was chosen to play in men’s team of course and the writer of the article was chosen to play in Indian women’s team.

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    Dear Sarath
    AS usual direct and no punches barred. The question is whether this would reach parts of the goons where others have failed. We are a laughing stock , sick man of Asia, because of these inapt, uncouth selfish and shameless fellows. Yet we keep on electing them at the ballot pay the price for it
    Nothing will change business as usual
    We won’t have a society if we are hell bend on destroying the fabric which binds us to gather. .
    A divisive ethos has never produced permanent peace in the annals of human existence

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    I don’t think that anyone of us can prevent Gotta getting elected as President. With Blake’s backing Gotta is sure to be our President. We have better wait with our fingers crossed and grin and bear what befalls of our land.

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      Even if he overcomes the legal impediments and becomes the SLPP candidate, there is one man who can beat him.

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    blake is paid dog. so he will sing for his supper.

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    When they were in power, Gota and Rajapaksa clans created anti Muslims, Tamil and Christians group to appease the Sinhala Buddhist in order to get their votes to reach to power. That project badly failed and people rejected them. Their communal and racists politic had created incurable harm to the country , and it’s going to be a Herculean task for the country get out of it.

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    I watched this interview “LIVE” on the day it was “Launched” to “Advertise” the candidacy. When the statements were made as to how the “Intelligence Force” was targeted and weakened the whole “Mechanism” that he has “Institutionalized”, the “Interviewer” strangely; but sure enough kept silent and skipped all the narratives on the court cases that are pending. Later in the day this “Mighty” Blake came out with another “Marketing Strategy” and what “ROLE” the “Mighty” USA pat lays has yet to be weighed. However, I wish to draw attention to a comment one of our “LOCAL GUYS” placed in the Face Book (quoting both the TV discussion and this “Blake,s” (Bloke) “Marketing Strategy”) DIFFUSING the intended bloating “GIMMICK” . It said : ” “This fellow GOTA speaks high of his Intelligence Service, but could not even foresee and caution his own brother , the President at the time , when SIRA having had a hopper feed in the night switching over to become the Common Candidate next morning against the very man who served hoppers. This PLAN was engineered and executed in precision by the ex President Ms. Chnadrika Kumaratunga. So who is the BEST of the two?” In the eye of the “Asgiriya” prelate, GOTA is the best “EXECUTIONER” of humans much needed at the time and for the future of the country. Perhaps “Viyath Maga” and “Eliya” might change the strategy to: “Known devil is better that the unknown”. What a CIRCUS we are watching without paying any money, but at the expense of our patience and heart burns.

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      Douglas,
      “This fellow GOTA speaks high of his Intelligence Service, but could not even foresee and caution his own brother , the President at the time , when SIRA having had a hopper feed in the night switching over to become the Common Candidate next morning against the very man who served hoppers. This PLAN was engineered and executed in precision by the ex President Ms. Chnadrika Kumaratunga. So who is the BEST of the two?”
      ——-
      This shows that Gotabhaya did not use the State Intelligence Service to spy on politicians. I wish he did that and send Maru Sira six feet under and saved this country from the ‘Yahapalana’ tsunami.

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    AT THE END THE FIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT POST WILL BE BETWEEN SHIRANTHI RAJAPAKSE, KARU JAYASOORIYA AND MY3 SRISENA .THE WINNER WILL BE KARU AND RANIL WILL BE THE PRIME MINISTER.GOTHAPAYA WILL GO BACK TO SEVEN ELEVEN GAS STATION IN USA.SARATH FONSEKA WILL BE THE DEFENSE MINISTER.NAMAL RJAJA WILL BE THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION.

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    Vaddukoddai Resolution was a political statement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevention_of_Terrorism_Act_(Sri_Lanka)

    PTA was a law created by parliament, and enforced by Gotabaya.
    Its victims are still in jail.
    They cannot be charged in court as there is no evidence against them.
    It cannot be erased, as the victims can sue the state.

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    The Right for the public to know Information on weapons recovered by The Security and Police.
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    My personal view is that The government must remove the censorship and allow Medias to publish freshly recovered weapons stating the date ,time , etc and request the Media to refrain from repeat telecast of weapons and the carnage, this is what New Zealand did when the Terrorist was live telecasting his shooting his victims inside the Mosque.

    Repeat telecast will arouse emotions of people and not help healing and most of all it will be a free the Murderers .

    Sincerely hope The government will consider the above view

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    Height of stupidity could be witnessed in SL today. Politicians are displaying their stupidity at such a selfish level, its shocking. Take Mahinda Rajapakse, he is meeting all the Ambassadors by inviting them home for tea and using the photo ops for politicking. Matihripala Sirisena is having meetings with various groups with out the PM. PM is having meetings without the President. At a time when every politician should join hands and move in one direction each one of them are dancing to a different tune. Above all, before the blood of the dead was wiped off the walls and the floor Gotabaya Rajapakse declares only he could have saved the country. Remember Gotabaya is the one who ran away to USA when LTTE was advancing and started pumping gas at US gas stations. He returned back to the country and like a pambaya sat in an airconditioned office and claims that he directed the war. We all know what he directed, the white vans and murders. President Sirisena who knew about the attacks in advance took his family and ran away overseas and did not even return to the country immediately after the attack. Now he is the main actor playing “Nero”, he is planning to visit China when the country is in such a turmoil. Will this modern “Nero ” even have the brains to appoint an Acting Minister of Defence when he leaves the country is a big question.

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      Buddhist,
      “He returned back to the country and like a pambaya sat in an airconditioned office and claims that he directed the war.”

      Please read my comment below and decide whether he was a ‘pambaya’ or a man of action who send your Sun God to hell and humiliated the Demala superiority mentality that LTTE cannot be defeated.

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        Eagle Eye,

        If not the Americans duped VP and the LTTE to bury their arms, abandon their stronghold and get to the Beachfront, by berthing a couple of ships in the Eastern Sea, to dupe VP that he was to be rescued and the rest to surrender, where the whole lot was massacred at Nandikadal after the ships left stranding VP. This is the supposed war that the Rajapaksas boasts that they defeated the LTTE. Thereafter the Americans were accusing the Sri Lankan Forces of War Crimes and Human Rights Violations, shielded the very person responsible for the Nandikadal massacre, Shavendra Silva at the UN Head Office at NY all this while and now he is back in service. You must be a Blind Eagle not to see this aspect.

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    Sorry I meant to say , repeated telecast of weapons &the ( sad )Carnage would be a free propaganda for the terorists .

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    Sarath Silva’s tail has caught fire after Robert Blake praised Gotabhaya Rajapakse’s role in maintaining an efficient intelligence Service while he was the Secretary of Defence and indirectly saying that this Government ruined it.

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    To anybody who thinks that his way of handling national security works:

    Let us remember that many of the Islamic terrorists who were directly responsible or implicated in the Ester Sunday attacks were military intelligence operatives, and recruited under his watch, and probably used their military intelligence credentials in arranging the attacks.

    This is reason enough to conclude that his way of handling things does not work. Forget all the selfishness, ruthlessness, terrorism, and the lack of honour. You cannot count on him to do a good job – even for Sinhala Buddhists. Even for his own supporters. The military intelligence under him gave all the training, sophistication and access to these Islamic terrorists, in order to defeat LTTE. They let this Wahabism fester in the East, doing nothing, because they were unprincipled and shortsighted. No long term thinking.

    This time around, he would reach out to past LTTE members and make them collaborators to defeat the Muslims (not just the Islamic terrorists, but all Muslims). He will kill a million Muslims and claim victory. Meanwhile, he would have created, without being aware of it, a well trained core of Tamil hardliners. That is his style. It is stupid. It will only create bigger problems down the road.

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      Hard Truth,
      “This is reason enough to conclude that his way of handling things does not work.”
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      I do not think majority of people in this country agree with you. Even Robert Blake has given a certificate to Gotabhaya for the efficient way he maintained the Intelligence Service. Even some UNP MPs admitted during TV discussions that Intelligence Service was demoralized under their Government. According to what I gather, there has been lot of external pressure to weaken the Intelligence Service. 160 odd Intelligence Officers had been interrogated by CID and several of them had been remanded and kept for a long time without bringing charges. Even those who were released has been assigned to do odd jobs.
      ————
      Anti-Rajapakse goon are spreading a rumor that Rajapakse regime paid salary for extremists and promoted them. These guys are misinterpreting what has happened. President Rajapakse admitted that they paid money, not to extremists but to Muslim intelligence agents. He said they knew these guys were an extremist group but could not take action because they did not commit any violent acts. In 2016, they had started committing violent acts but this Government had ignored them and paved the way to the terrorist act on Easter Sunday.

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        Who is the bloody Robert Blake. The US gives credit to the one who they want in power. They have agreed that they will not oppose the relinquishement of GOTAs citizenship despite court cases pending and He would in return turn a blind eye to what US wants to do in SL. Ha ha ha wait to see who has the last laugh Eagle 👀

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    Sri lankans of all shapes and sizes will keep on commenting until life ebbs away from their bodies.
    Come , rain, thunderstorms or even the hottest weather they will stand inline and vote in Eunuchs, Morons and Arseholes into power and then moan and groan from every orifice of their bodies.
    God alone only knows what they want in life and he himself must be confused as to their needs.
    The whole problem is that Sri lankans don’t realize the value and beauty of what they have in a blessed land that stands out prominently from all the other over populated countries surrounding them.
    When they have lost the gem that they are blessed with then they will cry out and it will too late.
    The recent events are a sign that God himself is fed up with their antics and if the entire country does not come to terms with their corrupt & ungodly way of life then the future has a lot more crying, pain and sorrow in store.

    ” Wake up !!! Wake up !!! Sri lankans and open your corrupt and lazy brains before it’s too late.”

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    Sarath Alwis has study of origin and progress ISIS by educated capacity is essential of political trends.
    On going contemporary global politics not as journalist, but as University Education is key decisive factor of research by own formulted desitiation. What is that he(SA) claim of against GR is quite insufficient to degraded his role that during MR ten years rule.

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    Their Agent Milinda paid and brought down Blake to sing for Gota and Rajapaksas. The figure might be few millions green bucks.

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    Yahapalana govt had questioned \For arrested 320 odd people, ‘I heard. They jailed 40 odd people and SIX are still in the jail. MPO wants their promotions and SALARY increases stopped. In other words, they are demoralized.

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    Even if he overcomes the legal impediments and becomes the SLPP candidate, there is one man who can beat him.

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    I agree that simply because this “farmer” has failed miserably does not mean that all farmers are incapable of leadership; for that matter, nor does it mean that a store clerk (who worked at 7 Eleven or Trader Joe’s) cannot be an effective leader. To reiterate, Sira is a failure but that has nothing to do with his link to paddy farming.

    What also needs to be remembered is that Gota and his family gave birth to this new terror in the post-war period by not-so-tacitly supporting BBS and failing to prevent Aluthgama and other attacks against the Muslim community. What is the connection you ask? Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Zahran initially plan to attack the Sinhala Buddhist sites and symbols? Was he (and his cohort) not responsible for defacing Buddha statues in December 2018? It was ISIS indoctrination that redirected them from Buddhist targets to Christian/Western targets but ISIS did not give birth to Zahran. BBS, Gota and other anti-Muslim thugs did.

    Finally, Ranil is responsible as well. In 2018, both Ranil and Sira together failed to protect the Muslims in Digana and in Ampara, adding to a list of unprovoked attacks against the Muslim community. So all three are responsible for our present plight. Expecting one of the three (Gota) to save us is like asking a donkey to do the dog’s job (as the Sinhala saying goes) but if a majority of us think like donkeys, then another donkey will be elected soon.

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    This is a monstrous human snake.i started to throw up watching this video.

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    Milinda Moragoda to serve on advisory network of High Level panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy – Former Minister and founder of the Pathfinder Foundation Milinda Moragoda has been invited to serve on the Advisory Network of the High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Mlinda Moragoda is a known CIA agent.

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    Careful Mr De Alwis. The Great Enforcer has a pathological dislike of people who write. Especially those who criticise. He positively hates ‘shit eating journalists’ and has reminded at least one, that ‘there are people who will take matters into their own hands’. Make of that what you will. After all, who can forget the ‘who is Lasantha?’ outburst.

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