1 December, 2020

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How Is Eliyantha White A ‘Doctor’ Today?

By Achini Ediriweera

Achini Ediriweera

How is Mr Eliyantha White a ‘doctor’ today? How is it acceptable for the state to function this way and advocate the works fraudulent persons with no accountability what so ever? This is nothing new for sure in Sri Lanka, yes. However, for me to sight Mr Eliyantha White being flaunted in this manner, both saddens me and angers me. It saddens me because I can vouch on him being a fraud. It angers me because this is what is endorsed for the people of this country as being an acceptable standard. Mr Eliyantha White treated my father back in April/May 2005 when my father was in Durdens Hospital, Colombo. He reached out to my mother and claimed he will cure my father’s cancer but my father passed away 2 weeks into Mr White meddling with my father’s life. Mr White was fearless and confident when he reached out to us making this proposition. If he works miracles then was my father a miss? Also, which medical board certifies him a medical doctor? Will the Sri Lankan Medical Board now suddenly come up with papers to say Mr White is a doctor? Today Eliyantha White labelled a miracle ‘doctor’ and has been appointed as the Royal Chief Physician (Raajakeeya Vaidya) to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He is seen performing mystic rituals with Government Minister for Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi with hopes of eradicating COVID-19.

Sri Lanka Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi performing mystic ritual with Eliyantha White – Vihara Maha Devi?

Is this a good example? In a country where the median man lacks practicality and is in dire need of being directed towards the right pathway and towards the light – Are these the leaders leading people to the light? Are these leaders triggering progress? Is this what is endorsed for the people to follow? I understand that this is done in good faith, but this is leading people to be more blind. This is neither practical nor is it wise to be endorsing further superstition in a country where ‘superstition’ and ‘mythology’ must be eradicated. I strongly assert that. Furthermore, those with a platform i.e. ministers, must not use mythology and superstitious acts to resolve national yet global issues under any circumstance – this pandemic is a global issue requiring ‘skilled’ ‘experts’ in play and a tactful, systematic approach to contain, resolve, repair and rebuild. Not resort to superstitious and mystical acts and speak about that in Parliament too!

According to minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, the current health minister, – she is ready to sacrifice herself to the ocean if it would mean she could eradicate this COVID-19 pandemic. It is not too far-fetched to assume, and it is very plausible that she is attempting to relate herself to hon Vihara Maha Devi’s act of bravery as recorded in the history of Sri Lanka. She was seen throwing clay pots in the river filled with what was apparently blessed water with an individual named Eliyantha White who is referred to as ‘doctor’ and also is reportedly the ‘official’ physician of the current Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. How is this individual a ‘doctor’ tell me? He treated my father and my father died merely 2 weeks into him meddling with his health and I strongly assert the fact that he is not god nor is he a medical doctor. He must not be endorsed as being a medical doctor and allowed to conduct medical activities without a sufficient license. The heads of state especially must not endorse him and uphold his activities at all. This is ludicrous and is illegal. Then again – when was the law ever adequately upheld in this country.

We must indeed learn from our history and take into account the historical acts that speaks volumes and refer to ‘lessons learnt’. Accordingly, we are expected to do better using history as an inspiration and a teacher. However, it concerns me to understand that this is in fact a confession in relation to the health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi’s intelligence, when all that she could gather from this recorded piece of history in relation to the noble acts of King Kelanitissa and his daughter princess Vihara Maha Devi’s sacrifice – was merely her being sacrificed to the ocean. Also, minister Pavithra grandly announcing in the Parliament that she is ready to sacrifice her life to the ocean as a solution, is in fact a further confession of her intelligence and it is an indication of the dire state of the competence of those handling affairs of our country.

Something I have always noted is that they all like to bring their history lessons to the Parliament and quote incidents from history so grandly – either this makes them feel smart and intelligent or this is all they know! Just waving it around. Note – we want this country to ‘progress’ and ‘evolve’.

I like to highlight to minister Pavithra that she must use history as an example to act ‘today’ – but, all whilst being ‘intelligent’ therefore by being ‘practical’ and ‘realistic’. As oppose to the times of Vihara Maha Devi (205BC – 161BC) that she makes reference to, we have advanced knowledge, science and tools available to us in the world today. When tragedy hit more human lives were often lost back in those historic days due to lack of those resources. It is humorous yet very concerning, in a serious time like this, to see minister Pavithra reducing her onus to perform the duties within her role in this manner.

If honourable Vihara Maha Devi being the king’s daughter happily sacrificed her life and sailed away on a boat into the ocean to save her country from a Tsunami which was being regarded as a curse brought upon the country as a result of her own father’s, the king’s, acts – then, the moral of that story is not for us all to jump into the ocean or uphold human sacrifice if a tragedy hits the country, or that we must all sail away! The story of King Kelanitissa and princess Vihara Maha Devi strongly highlight morals such as (and is not limited to): courage; devotion and love for the people/land they ruled; their ability to own up to their own wrong doings; their virtuous thus unbiased nature; their dire understanding of the impact of their existence and rule on people’s lives -mind you, all whilst being people of power! I also would like to highlight the ‘innocence’ of people back in the day. Even in those people of power.

Just to give a short run down for this Minister – As per the world’s recorded history, the world faced many phases since that Vihara Maha Devi era. Even after that era of Vihara Maha Devi the world still faced a historical period referred to as being the ‘Dark Ages’ from 1350 to 1600 until the ‘enlightenment period’ came when people started to ‘think’, and world’s revolutionary philosophers started to immerse one after the other. We saw the rise of notions such as ‘democracy’ being born – then came the period of ‘industrial revolution’ in the world where inventions started immersing and there was a technological growth in the world.

It is also understandable that, back in the day mythology and mystic beliefs were strongly upheld. We must understand during Vihara Maha Devi’s time there were no Tsunami detectors available to them. Not only was the Tsunami detector was even invented back then, a ‘tsunami’ was unheard of. They tackled that issue best they could in their capacity at that time. The best they could do back then was to be noble statesmen and therefore be led by morals and virtue. However, I would like to remind the Minister that we are in 2020 now – again, this is a serious pandemic! This is a ‘global’ issue affecting lives including hers. We live in an innovative world which has progressed since the Vihara Maha Devi era which is historically periodized as being in a time ‘Before Christ’. Expectation is not for minister Pavithra to perform mystic acts and appear selfless doing these things with the involvement of an apparent ‘miracle’ doctor nor is it to speak on silly things or make nonsensical references. Expectation is for her to do some ‘real’ work, take continued action to ensure current measures are being constantly reviewed if not new measures are put into place in accordance with the current needs there.

Instead of being inspired to go sail into the ocean, it would have been a ‘grand’ favour for the whole nation if minister Pavithra was able to see that – the true essence of the moral of that story and be inspired to be noble, virtuous and moral just as those characters from history which she makes reference to.

It baffles me that a person holding such vast responsibilities within state affairs possess a brain the size of a pea. This is a confession of the capacity of those who run this country. This is not the first politician I can personally identify as having this issue. Gets worse every day. It is laughable, yet very serious that the health minister would make such ignorant remarks and follow such ignorance in terms of addressing such a serious global issue i.e. COVID-19.

I remind the health minister that, it has been approximately 2200 years since the Vihara Maha Devi’s time. Here we are 2000+ years later dealing with such grave incompetence and ignorance. I wonder if the health minister can comprehend this and sorry – but it won’t surprise me if these politicians in this country ponder on whether the earth is flat!!!!

If you refer to history, refer to the moral connotations and lessons learnt instead. In terms of using the precedence set by Vihara Maha Devi when addressing issues – be forthcoming, noble, virtuous, serious about the moral obligations arising from your duties, love the people, genuinely seek for betterment and seek to eradicate corruption. Therefore, if the health minister Pavithra would like to be Vihara Maha Devi – she should then firstly start following those lessons and do right by following the duties of her esteemed ‘role’ of representing the rights, choices, and lives of people who have voted her in and start doing right by them- hence the nation. She should learn from the true essence of the morals of the story of hon Vihara Maha Devi and not promote her superstitious practices, mythology and mystic beliefs. – ‘Pea’ sized brains leading my country and this corruption is my problem!

‘Dr’ Eliyantha White?! – This is how Mr Eliyantha White’s miracle worked on my father, Ediriweera Premarathna, and his death

In 2005, Eliyantha White claimed he has mystic powers to cure my dying father when my father was unconscious and dying at the Durdens hospital. Eliyantha White was unknown, and unheard of to us, until he approached my vulnerable mother making this proposition to us saying he will cure our father’s cancer through his miracle portions and mantras. I refuse to believe he is a doctor. He is just a self-proclaimed mystic, who allegedly performs strange rituals to heal people. Did he heal my father? No – my father died approx. 2 weeks into Eliyantha White taking over. This was before Eliyantha White was ever taken in by the current prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who was also the prime minister back then.

Ediriweera Premarathna

My father was suddenly admitted at the Durdens Hospital in Colombo end of April 2005 and he passed away on the night of 18 May 2005 at Durdens. It is only during that hospitalisation the doctors found out my father was dying. I can still recall, a few weeks before my father passed on, my father’s doctor, Dr Janaka De Silva, sat me down and he relayed to me that they have done everything, but they cannot save my father. Dr Janaka De Silva further said that, my father can go home but he won’t be the same and that he will have to be in hospice care whilst at home and the maximum number of years my father will live for is – 6 years.

Eliyantha White had heard about my father’s plight and he reached out to us. Mr Eliyantha made a proposition to us – he claimed that he can perform miracles and asked that he be allowed to cure my father. This was around the end of ‘April’ 2005 to start of ‘May’ 2005. At that time Eliyantha White performed his rituals at the Eeyam Poruwa Raja Maha Viharaya in Battaramulla.

He asked that we light a lamp every single day in the evening at the same time at the above-mentioned temple in Battaramulla – which we did. He said that every night he leaves empty bottles out and these bottles somehow get filled with the relevant medicine for my father by the influence of some superpower. Each day he would give a bottle of this medicine to us and we were asked to feed that to my father.

Eliyantha White said that if his mystic portions were to work to save my father’s life then we must: ask the hospital to stop administering my father with the doctor’s medicine and ensure we only feed my father his ‘miracle’ portions taken from him daily; that we DO NOT let any Buddhist or other religious monks that came from all over Sri Lanka to see my father to chant any pirith (Buddhist chants aka blessings) to my father; also asked we don’t even allow a ‘pirith noole’ to be tied on my father’s wrist. All of this was a hard call, however being deeply vulnerable at the time, wanting to save our father against the impossible, my mother followed his instructions and ensured only his ‘miracle’ portions are fed to my father daily and no monks are allowed to chant any pirith to my father or tie any pirith noole on my father, during their visits.

However, although Mr Eliyantha White claimed he will ‘miraculously’ cure my father’s cancer – my father passed on a week or two into his nonsense on the night before my father was going to be released to go home to be in hospice care at home. My father’s life span as per the predictions of experts, Dr Janaka, was up to 6 years max. That was however before Mr White entered the picture. These are facts!

I feel very frustrated today knowing I had no say in this because I was only a child then. Even when telling this story like this, I cringe because it makes me feel utterly stupid, although I never made the calls to accept this man’s confident offers. It makes me feel frustrated that my mother did not see how stupid this man’s plan and requests sounded, but I try to understand my innocent mother was so blinded by her extreme vulnerability at the time and her need to save my father’s life. Moreover, on top of all that, it was compelling that this man was confident and unafraid enough to approach her this way and claim such a huge thing like being able to save his life knowing who he was at the time.

Eliyantha White is not a doctor within his capacity but instead merely a self-proclaimed mystic person claiming to be able to perform miracles, including medical miracles. I strongly contest the idea that he is a ‘medical doctor’ or a ‘doctor’. I am intrigued to learn the credibility to this. The facts I know contradicts with the information he has submitted during one of his interviews in which he has stated that he met the Rajapaksa family in 2004 via the Bharatha Lakshman family. I find that timeline hard to accept. He was not a known entity then.

With all due respect for Mr Eliyantha White, I am sorry – he is full of nonsense and I strongly make the assertion that he uses some form of black magic and I believe they are negative energies. Why not allow pirith? Or pirith noole? Sounds crazy to me now that we allowed him to insert himself when we were all vulnerable like that – but I get it. We wanted a solution to the issue of mortality. What is even more crazy is to prey on people’s vulnerability for fame thus in their eyes, fortune.

I gather that he practices a superstitious doctrine and is no medical doctor. I beg your pardon, but the only ‘miracle’ about him for me is that he is apparently a ‘doctor’ now and if he is capable of performing miracles – what about the non-famous, non-powerful mass population in that country in need of medical assistance who could even barely afford a living who could really use a miracle ?!

If you cured Sachin Tendulkar’s hand – was my father a miss then?; how are you a ‘medical’ ‘doctor’? are all questions I choose to raise here for Mr Eliyantha White to answer.

If Mr Eliyantha White is using the powers of the Universe to only help ‘VIPs’ – how is that acceptable? Moreover, can he not help these apparent ‘VIPs’ solve issues of this country and develop it so the country will no longer have a reality where a young mother will no longer have to leave their new born child/children to go work under dire circumstances in the Middle-East and get raped? So that those children that are then left behind won’t have to grow up distanced from their mothers? So that, those fathers of those children won’t have resort to alcohol because no matter how hard they work – this is the reality of their life – because this life will be theirs forever? Also – what about everyone who will jump at the opportunity of leaving that country for a better living? The rich and the poor! – I urge Eliyantha White to use his apparent powers via the powers of the universe to then ‘help’ these apparent VIPs to progress the livelihoods of the people of this nation.

This is all nonsense – you got the world laughing. Innocent men will follow – such a sad reality.

My father: A man strongly against mythology and all things superstitious

Thus, it shatters me that we allowed Eliyantha White to perform his nonsense on my father while he was unconscious and had no say in it. My father disliked these acts and beliefs. My father was a strong believer of logic and a very realistic man who appreciated the notion of ‘cause and effect’. When I was growing up, sadly I viewed my father as being ‘abnormal’ – because he was such a different man with different views to what a majority accepted. Importantly my other closest person, my beloved mother, was the complete opposite and just like most from this country, she believed in these things including fortune tellers and superstitions. Accordingly, my father was viewed as being strange by myself in my childhood: he would not even go for poojas my mother wants to do for him; gets annoyed if he sees my mother wasting her time on these things; thinks it is really silly if he sees people being brought to our home to check for any black magic done to us; he never even wears the ‘suray’ (spiritual pendant) around his neck my mother makes to protect him. I can still recall how mother often argued about these. Consequently, growing up, my father was the strange one in my eyes. It was truly abnormal given everyone I knew followed these things. This was however different to what my beloved mother was used to, just like so many people in Sri Lanka. I am in no way discrediting my mother – these practices are universally accepted in Sri Lanka. Everyone is into this and this is the culture which I believe should be triggered to change, so I am highlighting it. I am happy to see my mother has vastly reduced her belief in these things today.

My father was ‘almost’ unconscious and had no say when White’s magic portions were being fed to him and he could not chase Eliyantha White off – But – I know, even though he would have loved to stay back with us, his family, in my father’s conscience he would have said ‘oh White stop with your nonsense, it’s time for me to go, this is nature’s law!

Getting back to my point – I do not resent Eliyantha White for killing my father. He did not kill my father, potentially reduced his life by a few more days? week? or few months or years up to 6 years. As mentioned above Dr Janaka De Silva, my father’s doctor, had already relayed to us that our father will only live up to 6 years. It was my father’s time to go.

While that is nevertheless an awful act by Eliyantha White, I am not enraged by that – I am shaken by the thought of him being upheld this way. I am angry that people like this are going around making use of people’s vulnerabilities. I am angry due to the gravity of his lies to mislead innocent people. The scope of it. I am enraged by what people do in vain, for fame and fortune. I am enraged by the what most officials of this state, past and present, uphold endorse and advocate for these people. I am enraged by these falsehoods and the corruption.

No, I do not condone these acts by Eliyantha White and the minister of health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Flaunting and endorsing Eliyantha White, whom I strongly and confidently can say is a fraud – is yet again a symptom of how truly broken this system in Sri Lanka is. Leaders of this country advocating mystic acts, mythology and superstition as means to resolve global issues or for anything, is beyond my ability to comprehend. Endorsing someone who I am not afraid to suggest is someone who uses dark energies and black magic then giving him the title of royal chief ‘doctor’ to the Prime Minister??? – this nonsense is beyond my ability to comprehend and this is all so wrong.

If Eliyantha White is capable of miracles – there are hundreds and thousands of Sri Lankan population, people with no ability to afford the cost of their medical expenses (or living expenses!) why not make it is service for them? Instead – Why were you “from the very beginning” searching for prominent, famous, powerful people??? And why are you still doing that now?

If the term ‘doctor’ is to be awarded to someone, they must be eligible to use it. Which medical board awarded you this title? Will the Medical Board of Sri Lanka now miraculously have papers to prove he is a medical doctor?? There was at least little integrity and authenticity in this country before – and all that is now gone.

Then again, politicians who should be in jail for robbing people are ministers and members of the parliament today – they are all endorsed in this nation. No one truly guilty is found accountable for their wrong doings. What more can I say about what is endorsed as being acceptable standards within this Country.

I too went after these superstitious acts back in the day

It is also noteworthy, although my father’s words of disagreement in relation to these empty acts would echo in my head, I too was once someone who indulged in these hocus pocus superstitious nonsense – always questioned how everything said to me contradicted each other statement. I was at conflict, but I took part. I must admit that. When times were hard in my life, I sought the help of superstition and magic too. I too was once someone who hoped to change the course of my life when my life was hard through these things – because it was normal to me. These were after all a part of my inherited ideologies, although my late father was the odd one in my life who completely disagreed with these things.

However, when I turned to these things during difficult challenging times in my life and nothing was changing in my life with the use of these myths and superstitious nonsense – I had no choice but to take the time to reflect and challenge these acts that were normal in my eyes. I had no choice but to remember my late father’s words of wisdom “we cannot manipulate cause and effect” and “things happen in our lives to push us to learn new skills, think and become better – these are all opportunities for us to evolve – we have a life time to unravel and become who we are”. It is only when I took charge of my own life, became conscious and aware of my own reality, that my suffering ended. I encourage you all to question these norms we are so comfortable with. Life is about evolvement, it’s about ‘growth’.

I strongly believe we must endeavour to never die with the same set of views, and the same version of who we are. No one is born perfect. That is where ‘life’ and ‘living’ comes into play giving us room to ‘live’, to be flawed, to make mistakes, to learn and then to evolve.

Gladly my father was persistent with his disagreement and surely although he was gone from this world when I realised this, he impacted me to change and caused me to not turn to these things when life got hard again. He impacted me to be intrigued to question these acts at least at a very later age in my life when I was challenged. I hope parents with young kids can also take something from this – you are your children’s inspiration -be a fruitful one.

I am today 

Like my father – today, I too am a strong believer of the fact that we must all die someday. I too believe when it’s due and when it is time for us to go, we must all leave this world. We cannot change that. ‘Immortality’ is not possible. Today, thankfully I have grown up, and I am not a fan of these nonsensical practices that blinds us from truth, reality and life. I consciously try my best not to be tempted by these things. Definitely don’t run to them when things go wrong as I used to when that is all I knew, hoping to manipulate the natural course of life, my lessons and my blessings.

Finally, although I will never stop missing my father, I am at peace with his passing. This is a strangely contradictory statement only those who have lost a loved one can understand.

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    His correct name is Imesh Rangana. This is superb investigative journalism into his past. The video is in Sinhala. I couldn’t find an English translation. Mahinda seriously believes this person can give him immortality! I’m sure most of his voters also believe it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAY6FV8WM7Q&fbclid=IwAR2P9jTYWzOA1lIDrqirlc8IRbm3WAs_7JqSYst6dU9wg7uNyrNenpIOkr0

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      Dear Ms Ediriweera@

      Thanks very much for this article.I thnk it is timeworthy to evidence based incident of these thakkadiyas.. Those so called patients that are said to have felt better being treated by ELIANTHA white or any kind of the like thakkadiyas of the day, should be interviewed by LOCAL media so that the people are blessed with the truths.::::: As repeatedly added, human body has it own healing processes being independent to common methods being used for recovering any diseases, be them fatal or just flu attacks. That is why some are resistant by their birth to some microbes while others not….. this is based on own genetics and physical forces of anyone’s body the way those body cells get on with…

      Last govt s YATHARUPA weekly TV programme, revealed a lot about the manner how people have been tethered to so called blant lies of Thakkadiyas, and astrologders so that they can earn millions over the years…. if the society would be fed with the facts, these occupations would have to find something else to finance them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdWSlpBAHW0

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        Here’s a very rational address – a discussion almost of the CORONA crisis by Tivlin Silva, of the JVP. This link is being submitted by me at 23 minutes after midnight on Monday, the 9th of November.
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        Thirty-three minutes of clear Sinhala, recorded early yesterday morning.
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQqjpmMndIw
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        Reference is made to Eliyantha White, alias Imesh Rangana, as GATAM has stated.
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        Noam Chomsky, who will be 92 years of age on the 7th of December 2020, speaking in 2018 put on the 5th of November 2020.
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Ix-bNmudk

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    Rather long, but the point is made. The country is going back to the dark ages. Mumbo-jumbo rules! I wonder how much longer some VVIP’s will last in Eliyantha White’s care?

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      Will it be too wicked to hope these VVIPs won’t survive too long?

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        Oc@ this reminds me that Gamarala the most abusive man of the day, repeated several times that srilanken cultural beliefs would nt allow them to go after the facts and figures rather after myths, can u imagine a minister of health would be cought by the tricks of a trickster similar to Hakgediya man or royal astrologer and and ……There are numeros reports that mafia boss MR s body is filled with talishments……. these uneducated men would never allow the educated to take over and allow srilankens a better future. It is all because they keep on misleading the nation for their political survival ….. the situation is rather worst than in brutal civil war days. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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          LM,
          Don’t you think we should take up Pavithra’s offer and invite her to jump into the sea? One less idiot at the top, at least.

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            Dear OC,
            Sure at least carnivorous fish would be more than happy…. that would give a blessing for the COVID- anxiety srilanka…..
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            These women are not even appropriate to be fish mongers in Negambo fish market, so how can the like ever take the COVID anxities away from the people ?

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            old codger

            I had the same thought.

            If the PM & the Health Minister truly believes in mystic mumbo jumbo to eradicate all ills & bring prosperity, & their adoring vote base actually believes in the sincerity of this ‘noble sacrifice’, SL is still in the dark ages, not the 21st century, but more importantly, the level of education of our Minister to hold such important positions.

            I have nothing against those who wear talisman, ‘pirith nool’, etc. for spiritual relief if it brings them some solace but when Ministers have faith in mystic stuff, they are either stupid or take us as stupid. Either way, they are not fit for the job.

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        OC
        There was a Chandra Swami whom Indira Gandhi believed.
        I will not repeat the name of a local devotee of Premananda.
        Sai Baba led the Swami league in this country for some decades. Even now he guides some from the other side of the big barrier.
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        Any person who promises or claims to perform something that goes against commonsense and basic laws of Physics is a charlatan.
        They will survive as long as there are people who pray for miracles.
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        We had only one prime minister who rejected astrology; and he lived in the time of the only one in India who did the same.
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        Uncertainties of life during 1988-89 and during the long civil war has made people as a whole very superstitious.

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          SJ,
          I think our people have always been superstitious. If there was anything good about colonial rule, it was secular education for at least some people, who went on to openly challenge superstition. Till the 60’s there were people like Abraham Kovoor and even Carlo Fonseka, who went after the frauds.
          But our people forget very fast, and are being duped by snake oil salesmen again. The local variety of Buddhism is also to blame. Other religions do this too, but then this is the majority. I have heard monks preaching to children that being curious about the universe is pointless because everything they need to know is in the Dhammapada. Even educated elders turn to mumbo-jumbo eventually. A good example is Nalin De Silva, a good scientist but now a Natha Deviyo fan.

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            OC
            Do not blame our religions alone. There are plenty of Darwin-bashers in the US.
            The Watchtower and Awake publish superficially scientific nonsense.
            There are plenty of a-miracle-a-day-keeps-the-devil-away Evangelist preachers around the globe.
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            I am not sure if Buddhist priests are ahead of Hindu god-men in the snake oil trade.
            Transition from a feudal society to a capitalist society is painful. Religion played a more positive role on old society than today’s.

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              Hypocrite is not crow that lays egg in cuckoo’s nest, but the wasp prick the caterpillar’s skin and lay the egg in its vain so the its hatchling can feed on the ignorant caterpillar-self. The craving caterpillar eats days and nights only to be sucked alive by parasitic wasp’s hatchlings, residing within. When the caterpillar becomes only the shell of its skin, the new generation wasps fly out looking for the next generation caterpillars. At this century of human life, ignorant has no shield to prevent the prick of the hypercritic wasp.

              A hypocrite one like you is more than enough to shred the pages and pages of knowledge espoused here. Your game is all ways connecting the bald head and knee, refraining explaining or expanding on it. CV, not just Premananda’s, but imposed not any religious maxims on anyone. I would see Pavitra doing a sacrifice like Mrs. Gandhi, instead of falling on rapists criminal’s feet, but in flowing river, showing her bravery and embrace the fate of Mrs. Gandhi, who raided Golden temple but without discrimination employed Sikh military men as her guards. Pavitra claimed to wipe out Covid 19 the same chemical bombing Tamils, now recommending an exorcist to be president instead a war crime military man, to eradicate Covid-19.

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          When ignorance is enriched with hypocrisy and lies, that product is same with nitrate mixed with carbon and sulfur. Its only purpose is to explode, demolish and destroy the human civilization. Ignorance cannot be eliminated unless hypocrites are eradicated, either by harsh punishment ways or by way of persuading to be reasonable to fool & poor, but not opportunistic. Unless thief gives up, theft cannot be policed. Such is the word of genuine socialist poet, who believed in educating ignorant making them to rebel against establishments, but didn’t have hope changing hypocrites. Kalyanasundram is not a just poet, but well accepted TN philosopher, too and “The thief” he meant is not the one steals the worth in the dark, but the political hypocrite who makes human intelligence go doomed.
          Hypocrite’s soul search is finding grounds where the ignorance flourishes, so his/her job made easy without resistance. Hypocrite searches out for ignorant colonies and camp out there to open his/her marketing business. He looks out for easy targets, but the hard iron molten by long persuading essays like this, rushes in to mold it into the shape he want, before it harden on the shape essayer wishes. Thus his success is permanent. Religious vocabulary for him is Satan.

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      Very long! But a brilliant exposé. The writer is in Australia, and I’ve managed to track down the email address, and even the telephone numbers. Will those numbers work for WhatsApp and Viber, I wonder?
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      We’ve got to establish links to combat all the frauds who try to control us.
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      The success of the Biden-Harris ticket inspires us. Those results are not going to be official for a few hours more because it’s such a complicated system there – and a dangerous one.
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      We cannot afford to chicken out now.
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      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 48 3111 444 V) aka “Sinhala_Man”

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        Mr SM, srilankens are in danger today because their minister of health is caught by tricks being applied by thakkadiyo of the day. Just the masses being helpless due to Covid spread state ministers to behave this much of irresponsible is only a match to average mind set in south Asia where over 80% poverty is governing yet today. So long people would believe any blatant lies decorated with myths , they get fooled easily on and on. These men and women would nt believe the self healing processes of the human body or that is common to entire mammalians. 😎😉😎😉😎😉😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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        Dear Mr SM,
        even if you and the like being far away from US and Europe would feel that everything would be fine with the election of BIDEN-HARRIS, but so long Senate would not be away from their direct control, not much would be changed easily…. it will be a walk on egg shells.. according to european anaysts… but I agree with you, not many would like to see the clown getting reelected as the POTUS.

        Cheers,
        LM
        Sunny Germany for this day !

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        Dear Achini Ediriweera,
        .
        When I wrote my earliest comment on this page after skimming through this article, I had no idea who you were.
        .
        I have studied it all more carefully; my admiration remains, but as a man who’s been teaching English, I feel that it is too long owing to repetition and insufficient organisation. I’m often guilty of all that myself, but try to discipline yourself in those respects.
        .
        I find that your father had been a Member of Parliament and the Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana in CBK’s government. I have no problem with that, or your not stating that here. We need good people in politics. You’ve been writing as a daughter, and not hiding anything.
        .
        Your father had been a monk to start with. No problem with that either. My own upbringing was Anglican-Christian, so my knowledge of this is not great, but it is mainly in Sri Lanka that there sems to be a stigma attached to that (reflected in the word “heeraluwa”) mostly it is felt that some benefitted receiving support for education.
        .
        You display rationality throughout, and that certainly is aplus point..

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          Sinhala Man,

          Good morning !
          .
          That is not a problem of only the current writer. Dr Wijewardhana or few other usual writers repeat with their lengthy articles. Most of them are not even read by many. Commenters like me would no thave much time to hang on with the lengthy contents but adding my thoughts only focusing on the comments.

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            There, LM, see how honest you are. To acknowledge that you don’t read the longest articles, but yet you make comments.
            .
            Don’t you remember Dr Janapriya’s article? I rescued you just in time, after you missed the sarcasm that he started off with. Yes, ideally you should make fewer comments well thought out, but your sincerity is something that will always be understood by regular readers.
            .
            Evi Eye is really horrible; but with a fellow like “RJ52” one has a problem. We find that he’s on the same side as us, but it is not only his language that I object to – he sneers at everything.
            .
            Oh, dear, I haven’t written to Achini yet. I’m feeling rather depressed – this COVID is getting really bad.

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              Dear SM,
              My grannies asked me, ” you cant change others, but you can try to change yourself”: THat is what I feel whenver I try to do anything. This I am telling you because you always went after “RJ52” criticising his posts. Looking back now I feel,, even CHAMPA has turned out to be one of the best commenters to this forum, .. even if s/he did not understand the mlechcha politics of Rajaakshe family. Please read what s/he added today to the sinhala section.
              https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/duminda-silva-7-november-2020/
              .
              Refering to Dr Janapriya s last article, there I added a comment. It happened because I had the feeling that he from the begining on promoted RAJAPKAHSE potlics. I am standing today against the Rajapakshe mlechcha politics. I think I am right to have added lot more comments warning the srilankens about the CRIME friend Rjaapkshe come back. Today, almost everyone is torn somehow not being able to even discuss anything openly.
              :
              Weeks ahead will be even more difficult in SL, with the rapid increase of COVID- patients, because we in health care are well informed that many countries incl. srilanka are caught by its speedy transmission through community spread.

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      List of ELIANTHA WHITE style KATTADIYAS oft he day
      1. Samantha Weda mahaththaya- Chilaw
      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=samantha+weda+mahaththay
      2. Formerly known Kattadiya – Prof. someone, now is caught by police
      3. Formerly known Royal Astrologer – Sumandasa one antoher meeharakaya style man
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96rg2ivlQeY

      4. One another from Chilawa
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uwZTeCLb-s

      It is believed that over 4000 of the kind of bitch s sons as Kattadiyas roaming in the city… most oft hem are close to Rajapkshes because Rajakashes cant be without them, and vice versa.

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      Today developments.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9yU7aWi8P8

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    “Like my father – today, I too am a strong believer of the fact that we must all die someday.” This is typical of the South Asian mind-set. Whether you believe it or not, we will all die. There is nothing to believe in this at all.

    This mind-set revels in utter nonsense. Don’t believe in this fraud Eliyantha White , but believe in Pirith nool, pirith pan, bana !

    What is the difference ? Physically, mentally, culturally Sri Lankans are custom made to believe in pirith, rebith, karma, ayurvedha, descends of the mating between a lion and a woman, great warriors, champion cricketers. The list of our nonsense in endless. The list of our achievements is zero.

    Just observe Sri Lankans walk, talk, sit , what do you see ? A superman or a joker ?

    Comes down to one thing we are all low IQ jokers and this country will never amount to anything.

    Be happy there is a US, World bank, China Japan etc willing to fund a comedy called Sri Lanka

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      Deepthi,
      .
      You say not to get caught by the tricks being applied by ELIANTHA white …… but the people would not seem care much about his promotors….. who are they ? None other than Mahinda Rajakashe and his henchmen…. It is evident, that thakkadiyas cant be withhout kattadiyas of the day, because with their help only, they can fool the very same audience (later – become voters of the predatory politicians). This is why former president, even if he is the most stupid politician of the country, but made it very clear, this country, people would never go beyond cultural beliefs… that is why it remains as if it is no better to beggar s wound… some portions could have some hopes…. but their power is always being burried by MEDIA mafia that is an another ally of Rajapakseh hidden forces.. This culture of politics is only known to the countries, whose majority of people would not havee the knolwedge to see it right… they are not taught to respect ” facts and figures about anything”: This is also the same with TODAY s COVID crisis… there is no powerful protests go on asking the rights about Brandix CLUSTERs… and how could they be caught by that …

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    We are so backward. Over 50 years ago the Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru called superstitions that contradict modern science “a matter for laughter”. In 1951 he also expressed a desire to pass a law against astrology and people who claim to be able to read the future. In other words, people who charge money to mislead others. Perhaps this is why India is sending rockets into space and we are still polluting rivers with so-called charmed in pots.

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      S
      They do send rockets, but at auspicious times.
      India declared independence at midnight, because it was auspicious. It has kept to that tradition.
      Also, the party in power in India has the backing of a brigade of saffron clad thugs.

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    A sincere personal reflection, evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. But so is this applicable to the much tattered fabric of Sri Lanka, that it is mainly the dishonest and charlatans prosper, aided by cunning politicians and hangers on who will do anything to get your vote and doublecross you if the price is right. Shades of Don Corleone in Godfather : “Make him an offer he cannot refuse.”
    The Author’s earlier anecdotal piece in CT is an example. :https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/how-did-my-fathers-driver-raththaran-stack-up-billions-in-10-years/
    No ethics or morals, only money and power prevails today – how you get them is sanctioned by THE LAW that prevails, as anyone, even at the highest levels of law enforcement, succumbs shamelessly.
    This is the new norm.

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      Dear Mr Ferryman,
      I always read yours with greater interest… and wish I could meet you guys in real one day to discuss srilanken untergang…. it is the people themselves got them back to power… today they are though helpless. Did you have the chance to watch YATHARUP .. the weekly programmed telecasted by SLRC during the good days of GG rule. ?
      .
      Dont you think it was the MEDIA mafia, along with Rajaakshe Mafia ( mediocre leadership) promoted myths for their politicial surivvial ?
      :
      See good educated leaders would not have chance today in the society, almost everything. Seniors that could share their thoughts, they you and the few do, refrain opening their mouths…. is that not becasue of ” being scared to get caught by white van s or other unknown mlechcha forces” ? Not a single murder of Jamal Khashoggi or the like, within srilanka is fully investigated yet… nevertheless people go after them to the very same manner Northkoreans are doing it today….

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        LM
        Get real.
        Do you think that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would have been investigated if the Saudi sheiks and the oppressive ruler of Turkey got along?
        Why is the US taking a soft line on the bogus Saudi investigation designed to protect the real culprit?
        Even Al Jazeera (a lot more truthful than BBC or CNN) talks much about it, mainly because Qatar has a row with Saudi Arabia.
        *
        Please cross check with independent sources before repeating fibs about N. Korea, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba etc.

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    Minister Pavithra’s offer to jump into the sea, will if executed, be concluded as death by suicide by the subsequent Police inquiry. She is therefore advocating as our minister of health, to all vulnerable people out there that, suicide is indeed an option.

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      Dear friend s, srilankens are in danger today because their minister of health is caught by tricks being applied by thakkadiyo of the day. This is really dangerous as the people are today down with all their forces before COVID threat, no Hope’s ofcthe government at all.
      Just the masses being helpless due to Covid spread state ministers to behave this much of irresponsible is only a match to average mind set in south Asia where over 80% poverty is governing yet today. So long people would believe any blatant lies decorated with myths , they get fooled easily on and on. These men and women would nt believe the self healing processes of the human body or that is common to entire mammalians. 😎😉😎😉😎😉😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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      Pawithra has behaved like Apawithara whereever she was asked to do so. I really dont know the kind of Politicians the manner they continusly earn the respect of the very same people this way ? Either they should be sick or their voters.. dont you think so ? This woman is not even appropriate to clean the roads in Rathana Pura council… just becasue she was that obsequeous and servile to Rajaakshes, to play with srilanken health ministry ? The bitch di dnot achieve even 0.1% of what Mr Rajitha Senaratne did during his period. Much was achieved by him for the benefit of the masses, but media MAFIA never uttered a single word in favour of previous govt, because Basil ballah was paying millions to LOCAL media for image polishing.: Rajakashes should be ended u pwith the very same FATE as Gadafi family was found… they will have to be found in drains live or dead sooner than later… hatreds go up drastically against the CRIMINAL family:::: THEIR days are numbered.

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    The problem is … the Rajapaksas are not very bright. As a family they’re quite backward in their thinking. But due to some fortuitous circumstances they have become very powerful people in the country. They were at the right place at the right time. That’s all. They have amassed power and wealth, but their intelligence didn’t keep pace. Actually it has gone in the opposite direction. Autocratic leaders are known to succumb to superstitious beliefs because of their anxiety about losing their newfound power, wealth and celebrity. This is what makes the Rajapaksas desperately seek the protection of mythical creatures through mantra sutra and talismans. How can they guide the people … is this Viyath Maga?

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      Solely thanks to arousing racism among Buddhists. That is the only thing Rajapaksas did right.

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      Dear AJAY,
      .
      But people island wide are made to believe, that Rajakashes are not only bright but also able to make wonders.

      Does the failure lie not on the people ?

      If 90% of people of the island, if they would be asked to EAT -cow dung- on one go, not even 1% would disagree but go for it…. knowing the GULIBLITY and VULNERABILITY of the people – POLITIICANS (so called crook ones) play any games with them….. the consequences would NOT even be indifferent by the very same people….
      :
      See how many in the COUNTRY, today, would have guts to criticise MUTTI throwing event of Muttihamy aka Pawithra Wanniarachi ? : Due to fear mongering, not even a number of SOCIAL media YTUBERs would have guts to come forwrad…. ..

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      A
      One can curse the clan until the cows come home.
      And there will be plenty of hurrahs.
      *
      But is there a ‘bright idea’ around to be rid of the not very bright?

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    As a physician I have been very much into Mr. White,s mystic powers and had followed the facts, for quite some time. I had wrote about his quackery many times here in CT. Achini, I believe MR has known Mr.White for many years (much before 2005), who was their indigenous/traditional family doctor who I am sure was taking care of age related physical/joint/skin issues but not anything serious for which Rajapaksas flew abroad, because they did not trust our own medical doctors. But MR was in forefront promoting him as official doctor, gave him free pass,and brought him into administration under some disguise.There was a time people approached Mr.White just to get to MR. I believe they both have some political/financial deals(black money) and hence the disguise. To MR , he is actually Man Friday more than a doctor.On MR ‘s persistence naive cricketer, Upul Tharanga then was treated for an injury and was later suspended by ICC for taking performance enhancing drugs which Tharanga had no knowledge. MR eventually promoted Mr.White has one of the official doctor to Lankan cricket team. I believe Dilshan, Chandimal and few others were also treated but fortunately did not consume any medicine of Mr.White other than receiving some massage therapy. He is not a qualified doctor or medical related professional.

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      Trust me, Kudu dumiya will be made a peopl s darling by Rajapakse next days. This is only possible with srilanken fools, because they would care much abo any facts but would let any high criminals be their politicians. This is Rajapakshe criminal politics😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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    Bernard, please be serious. There are local PRC members here in CT who are willing to jump along with her. During one of my visit I found photos of ever smiling Mr.White with SL cricketers in news papers (govt mouth piece). That made me curious to know more about great Dr. White

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    If great Dr.White can cure COVID, the way he claims to do with other dreaded disease, we should seriously consider selling his patent rights for money, which is of urgent need.

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    In civilised countries, no one can practice medicine without requisite qualifications and registration by that country’s controlling body of the practitioners.. In Sri Lanka there are thousands of pseudo practitioners preying on gullible citizens including politicians.
    Will the SLMC file a case in courts against EW ‘practising’ the healing art ?

    There are others who visit ‘miraculous places’ like Thirupathy – but that is another instance of gullibility.
    There was a man called Abraham Covoor who challenged all these charlatans, but sadly he is no more.

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      Dear Justice,
      .
      that is in civilized countries. Dont you know that we are uncivlized than any other like minded countries ? Where on earth, high criminals become head of states ? Where on the earth murderers become ministers ? Where on earth, pinguthara community would be place above in the society, not focusing on the professionals…. where have we been marching today… under the leadership of MEDAMULANA rascals ?
      They do whole lot of crimes on broad day light, but majority of people voted them into to power. They were champions of BOND scams and everything.. inclu.. high crimes such as taking lives of youth… but people re elected them…. today people are treated like dirts …. Pawithra wanni hami is remote controlled by Rajakashes leaving the COVID related grievances of the people out of their focus… nothing is improved since ballige puthas are back to power. Thanks to SIRISENA the meeharaka, people in this country today are caught by ….. Rajakashe TYRANY… again.

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      Justice
      I know that in these civilized countries butchers have passed off as surgeons and performed scores of surgical operations.
      Some get caught when a patient dies or suffers in unwanted ways. Otherwise it is business as usual.
      Even in (it it uncivilised?) Sri Lanka there are laws about the right to practice medicine.
      *
      That besides, do paper qualifications guarantee professional competence? “Experienced” Harley Street surgeons have screwed up patients whom I know.
      I have come across qualified physicians who could not recognize a hernia, not here but in the ‘civilized West’.
      There will be fewer pseudo practitioners if we train plenty of doctors. But the profession dislikes the idea based on “supply and demand” considerations.

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    Achini Ediriweera: The answer to your question (the title of your article) is: This, “Dr. Eliyantha White” was “appointed” a “Doctor” and decorated “Royal Doctor” by the then “king” His Highness Mahinda Percy Rajapakse” now further “Confirmed” under the powers vested in the present “King”, His Highness Nadasena Gotabahaya Rajapakse, in terms of the “20A” of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka”. Please do not try to “CHALLENGE” “that” and “this” “Appointment”, because the “20A” of the Constitution does not “Entitle” you to “Challenge” the “President” – The “KING”. Please resolve to LIVE with it, if not be prepared to face the “Consequences”.

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    Here is one more. Not in civilized west but in our own Lanka. Amila Kankangame , who claims to have MSc from MIT, U.S.A , and close confidant of a member of Rajapaksa clan was personally appointed by GR, soon after elections, as Director of Mobitel and ITN . Queries made to MIT shows no such person by that name enrolled in MIT. He is also honorary board member of Chamber of Commerce (past president ) and Ministry of provincial councils.

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