21 September, 2019

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I Am A Hero: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his heroism is reflected by the prolonged period he has taken to make a decision concerning his re-entry to politics.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

He made this remark today in response to a query by a journalist during an event in the Abhayarama temple in Narahenpita. When he mentioned that he has not yet made a final decision on whether he would re-enter active politics, the journalist had questioned him as to why he was taking so much time and whether this inability to make a decision is befitting for him, who has been declared a hero. Responding to that question, MR had said, “That is heroism” at which point, a group of his supporters who had attended the event had cheered and chanted slogans demanding his return to politics. He had then pointed at the crowd and said,”You don’t need to ask this from me . . . the answer is right there. . .”

The former President had also said that that its important to learn from one’s mistakes, rectify them and ensure that even dissenting views and opinions are respected. When a question was posed regarding the allegations that have been levelled against his brother Basil for being responsible for the fall of his regime even by his allies such as Wimal Weerawansa, he had said, “That is his opinion, everyone is entitled to hold their opinions. We should respect others’ opinions and rectify our mistakes.”

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    Not sure if MR is hallucinating, enlightened, repenting or acknowledging that he was once wrong. This man put an end to terrorism. That is true! but that does not make our country his private property and our money his personal wealth.

    He gave too many people misery along with his brother. They killed and maimed people for their own relief. So stay where you are Mr. former President. We don’t need you!!!

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      Even that murderer who killed british tourist visting srilanka should be a hero to MR eye – just because he was one MR family friends. Our people lose their memories so quickly. That is what support MR and his thugs to raise their heads again. THat is actually a curse to this island nation. There is not separate line between the good and bad guys within SLFP of today. However, I have the hope so long former President CBK and othe seniors keep their close eyes on SLFP today. It isthe party of Bandaranayake and it deserves to be free from thugs like MY3 ‘s predecessor MR. Leequanju is right saying that MR is a sinhalese extremist by every form.

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        When Bandaranaike ruled, I did not like his policies, but he was completely immersed in the pride he felt for his country and I applaud him for that. The Rajapakses motive was to pilfer for themselves as much as they could before they are rumbled and flee back to the foreign lands they supposedly despised. They had no regard to anybody except themselves. They would surely rot in the mansions and the cash mountains they have had built for themselves with the monies they have stolen from the Sri Lankan poor

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      I personally believe if MR regime listend to former Presidents and their advice, nothing woudl have happened to get srilanka cornered by western world. His megalo nature not to listen to anyone but to go for Medamulana Principles costed everything. He may be having fun out of fun, but the long term effects of his adminsitration will have to bear by the INNOCIENT people of this country. Even today not to have regreted is not a good sign to call him back to active politics. Leaders are also human beings. But they should also listen to good advisers.

    • 8
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      This is how patta pal horu react in press conference.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/sri_lanka/2015/04/150401_mahinda_transport_bill

      They are not aware of anything related to the organizing committee of MR election campaign.

      It is like not at all responsible. THese men have faces one can throw spit on on a constant mode. Absolutely no shame at all. I hate SLFP men of the kind. These men are that resistant – unlike young UNP deputy ministers that work by their hearts to corner them soon.

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        Former PreZ secretary was questioned by BC yesterday, I really dont think that he knew as to why those pREZ vehicles were not YET returned. THis is how so called EXpresident rendered his service. They have looted to no go levels as no records left to trace it. Today with prevarications they just pass the ball to other. This is highly IRRESPONSIBLE… if German, English OR French law makers or secretaries would have reacted with this kind of responses, following day, either they resign by themselves or, others surely make it them resign. That is how developed world works.

        There were good politicians in the country, they even spoke against, had anyone worked against their hearts, but today, almost most of them are corrupted, so that uncorrupted CANNOT be found.

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        Seelawathi Jayasinghe

        I thoroughly enjoyed the video especially the probing questions from the journalists. I remember meeting Mr premajayantha in a hospital many years ago. He was a gentlemen exemplified, now he answers the questions like disgraced politician.

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          They just prevaricate. I really dont know why these men have fallen to this levels. This is really incurable.

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          I have not lived in srilanka for the last 2.5 decades, but when I see the faces of the politicians (of the video) I can read it well. These would not even be destroyed at 100 degrees. They are so resistent. Ken Robert, yu are dead right. they are just disgusting guys – they dont send a message to the youth – so how can we expect a prospher in this nation ?

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          ken Robert

          It appears that you haven’t commented here for a long time.

          CT confirmed they have forwarded a copy of book containing Pon Arunacham’s speeches a few days ago.

    • 1
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      Further, it was highlighted in CT columns few years ago by readers that he and his associates are suffering from symptoms of sociopaths. This is a serious disease which people are not familiar with. It is so serious that this is recognized in English Law. MR should be subjected to psychological evaluation before subjecting to legal proceeding.

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        I have no idea about the symptoms but the behaviour is unusual. If an average person would have been leveled by this much of accusations to have gone wrong to the degree, he would have felt very guilty and the reactions would have been more or less like accepting own mistakes… But to this day, I have not seen the man – former Prez behaving so. This proves to me that the man s true colours are still to be revealed. He could be the most violent leader and his thinking should be examined by a panel of high professionals that have records with state men and women.

        Who on the earth would praise that Wimal Buruwanse – whose favourite terms have been

        a) Electric Chair
        b) Empirilism – colonial masters are always against us
        c) Developed nations make every effort to keep LANKA under their control

        etc etc.
        All these were just BALANT lies to misguide the masses – the masses that have not even 70 IQ score. It is common to any nation, to have more of the kind of people – that would easily fall on the tricks and narrations of leaders. But leaders ‘s bread are the votes of those naive people. In EU countries there are elections just few hundreds to thousands of voter gain is crucial law makers to win their seats. Be it coming from migrant communties or indegenious voters would not play a role. They just want VOTERS. So former refugees but today turn EU citizens AND their votes are decisive in Europe, Candada, US, Scandinavian countries… law makers to get elected to parliament or regional councils there.

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      Heros would never go on saying that they should be heros. These cardboard heros are just funny figures for stupid masses. Nothing else.

      This nature I see it in the Personality of SF.
      He has not uttered a single word about him being a war hero. For him no matter what MR press published against him, he was firmed to his way. That shows the like of a strong personality. Even a rock could change his SF firm thinking.

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        even a rock would not CHANGE his thinking.

    • 1
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      It would have been perfect if Mahinda had said “I am a Hora”.

    • 0
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      There’s a saying that “Whom the Gods want to punish, They first make them mad”. If the Rajapakses are thinking of returning to Sri Lankan government, we must be indeed going mad. In an ideal world these thieves would be indicted and banned from holding public office until they are old and decrepit.

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    Hero like Prabakaran? Or like SF?

  • 24
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    Is it a comment appropriate with “April Fool’s Day”?
    These days MR makes utterances as if he was/is a Saint. He organises his own crowds and shows his happiness in the attendance. FOOL’S PARADISE.

  • 17
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    HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED TILL TODAY (APRIL 01ST FOOLS’ DAY) TO MAKE THIS STATEMENT.

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      It did not matter, I was laughing anyway. He should have been on stage with rib-ticklers like that. MR and Gota should team up as a double act.

  • 12
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    How much he paid for them to bark from his back? :)
    Those Hooligans can be turned both ways depend on the Money and the booze!!!!

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    Nice media stunt copied from Tamilnadu Jayalalitha, we are not fools to fall prey to his gimmicks, we also know how Jayalalitha miserably failed even after sweeping Tamilnadu electorates.

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      Pakistani born (west Punjabi) Manmohan let the Islamist blow up 10 suicide bombs- Islam Catholic crusades the thieves with medieval dung in their head.

      Karnataka woman Jayalalithaa fell prey to LTTE movie maker skills and Anna married to Iranian/parse Dr Swamy the maths school teacher.

      Jaya.. like Manmohan let the Islamist of Lanka set suicide bombs at peaceful Tamil Nadu so she ended up with 3 times moru at her birth place!

      The Buddha wheel of BBS must become after the Porkies of Lanka too with a latthi from Babasheb Sumane.

      Bring back BBS as vice president to rule with My3 Rustic pick pocket government. before the colonials catholic/islam take over the land.

  • 9
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    This rogue is testing the waters. Just imagine that a few hundred of his clan, stooges and henchmen tried to live a luxury life at the expense of that of 21 million foolish and gullible people. Bensen

  • 10
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    I am neither an “Astrologer nor a “believer”. Yet, I can forecast depending on the facts. Mr. MR must thank for his good luck so far for the “snail speed” investigations that are taking place in regard to the mismanagement, frauds and related corruption scandals in the management of our national resources by him, his family and cohorts during his tenure of office as President. In any other country like Singapore, he would have been by now behind bars. The people who are now flocking to bring him back must realize how he managed the public affairs after 2009 and make an assessment as to whether he has had enough time to burn out his “venom” of revenge and got rid of his “ego” centric behaviour. In my opinion, in seeing the people who are flocking around him, Mr. MR has yet failed to identify his real “friends” and “supporters”. That is another bad luck of him. You need not have the services of an “Astrologer” to make this prediction. The best advice one can give to him at this moment is: BE YOUR OWN ASTROLOGER BY BEING TRUE TO YOUR CONSCIENCE.

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      Douglas@,
      more of you could reveal it in this way.
      You have been telling the truth above. You dont need to be an astrolgoer or the like to predict MR s future. I personally believe even if the statistics say that we are a 93% literate nation- the highest in the SA, and levels are similar to those tiger countries in south eastern asia – but still most of the people s thinking end up not taking time to think further. They just give the priority to anything being explained to them, but not thinking about.
      You are telling but the truth about the way other state govts would have done against MR if he was in such countries. There the man should hold some respect to the current affairs and snail walks of the investigations. May be possible, MY3 thought it should have been done in accordance with his YAHAPALANAYA – good goverannce frames. We perfectly know that mismanagement, deliberately being let done by MR- not considering the impact of them each. Those who support him further will get cornered to the very same manner LTTERs got marginalized in the last phase of the war.

  • 4
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    IAM A HERO ….. [Edited out]……..

    • 6
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      Beeta nendamma (Aunty), what is wrong to use foul langauge here, we must be followers of MR ? The days that a filthy man governed the nation is gone. New ear is dawned. chata patas – we have to celebrate that by firing crackers not he the upcoming sinhala new year OR war victory against defeating and taking the lives of own folks. Anyway, dansalas and all the like ceremonies would be not the case this time. Temple trees will save multi millions only by that. NO flower fences that need regular care, no more lacks costing water bills allowing welesuda the like community to have bath while visiting the abusive president. All in all 2015 APRIL is going to be a celebrative in terms of defeating the person not second to Prabakaran. MR would not earn respect, even if made every effort to grab it by crook or hook – times are gone, now people are happy and the days ahead of us – we all could work for the progress of the nation. This was the my wish while visting the country in December -prior to election – it fulfiled and i am happy.

  • 2
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    “I Am A Hero” : MR Yes we had; but he committed SUICIDE after 2009.

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    I agree that he and his brother Gotabaya are heroes. They had the guts to stand against the whole world, including the Western nations and to take care of our little island and effectively knock off the terrorists. A similar leader was the Late Winston Churchill who stood against the Nazis and inspired his nation, the Commonwealth and the United States in the war effort. However, there is a thin line that separates him from Mr. Churchill and that is, the BROAD line that separates Sri Lanka from the West where there is a large collection of the diaspora. Compare with Syria, Pakistan, N.Korea where the H.R. abuses are mind-boggling but no whimper. The reason is there is no one to scream and stop traffic!

    Also, M.R. should have (1) followed the norms of the ARs and FRs in all State Investments, restrained his family, specially Basil, Namal, Shiranthi etc and should have been more humble in his foreign visits, local expenses etc. He should also never have kept Gota as UDA head.

    Let us bear this in mind: IF not for MR, the terrorists would either have acquired their objectives or there would still be trouble in our streets.

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      There is an old saying………the bit of cow fund in a fresh pot of pure milk. In a nut shell that’s what happened. What good is saving a drowning woman if you keep assaulting her thereafter insisting that you were her savior.?

  • 5
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    MR de Water Buffalo,

    “”I Am A Hero: MR””

    like the grandfather of Asoka the nutter be a Goodman become a Buddhist and
    fast yourself to death by burying your head like a water buffalo in the sand.

    We can then have a statute of you with legs up giving the chickens
    a thing or 2 to ponder about mahinda de zero-for generations to come.

    Om mahida pemi sung!!
    Om creek creek!

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      “We can then have a statute of you with legs up giving the chickens a thing or 2 to ponder about mahinda de zero-for generations to come. “

      Wow” What a great idea. And this egocentric gobba had life-size cutouts of himself hanging from every lamppost and even named a redundant airport after himself during his heyday. Mans vanity knew no bounds. Now heres a great idea- a statue of him with legs up in the air and only the red satakaya covering his exposed -you-know-what.

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      Better not to insult water buffaloes – their milk in teh form of curd and honey serve us a wonderful desert but Rajapakshes with direct involvment in abuses would only harm the nation further.

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        every one in the west enjoys goat Yogurt and Cheese- not the buffalo its cheap food.
        Nothing like the best of Jamón ibérico in very thin slices- its a yummy taste that lingers leg priced at 750.00EUR is worth in gold- cured for 64 mths the yellow skins go mad because they never tasted meat like this.Retail of 100 gms is 20.00 euros/£- you don’t need to each much even 10 gms you feel great and as if full.

        Acorn-fed Iberian Ham Jamón ibérico de Bellota “Gran Reserva” hand Cut by our award winner . Premium Royal is Made in a Small Scale to Seduce Those with a Passion for Best “Jamón” from Spain.Acorn Raised Iberian Ham comes from a selection of pure bred iberian pigs, dry cured with love and hung for over 64 months in a natural dryers.

  • 2
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    Rajapakse is the Hero of the Rouges and a Rouge Hero!

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    “”“That is his opinion, everyone is entitled to hold their opinions.””

    the Practice of overriding commissions makes them too common.

    How would Weerawansa now pay £ 100,000 per year for his 3 kids at Eaton
    now that his wife has no DPL passport to quote a hero_in deal???

    Brother B was Mahidi left rotten ba** while
    Goaota was right rotten ba** of water buffalo.

    keep smiling Mahidi- we can get some belly dancers from Nonis for you to do the tortilla.

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    If you are now into respecting other peoples opinion.

    Wonder if you respect the international opinion that “you are a war criminal ?”

  • 3
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    A true hero, my foot!
    A hero who was shitting in his pants before and after the election 2015! A hero who did not sight the battle field. A hero who had a huge collection of bullet/bomb proof cars! A hero who had to bribe Prabhakaran to win in 2005. A hero who rushes to US when he sees blood in urine! A hero who gets advanced teams to give him security in all high rise buildings! At least Gota was in the battlefield under supervision of SF long ago! But not in 2009. This guy has no insight to call himself a hero! A true hero will not force himself and call himself a hero!

    Oh’ my FOOT,!!

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      he still carries the golden thunderbolt- vajram (tamil)
      who made it for him nadesan??

      Vajrapāṇi (Sanskrit, “Vajra in [his] hand”) is one of the earliest-appearing bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism.
      He is the protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power.

      Indian painting of Vajrapāṇi Bodhisattva, from the Ajaṇṭā Caves- Copy from chola period- India.

  • 2
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    I would like to say you are Zero…..what a opportunity i made it for you conviced LTTE by pay millions from treasury Helping Hambantota and few my contribution too.

    you made wrong choices: you set Sripathi S araachchi and get closer to Ranga+Wimal W.

    you lost everything what i made it for you….. you lost friendship of influential Tamil merchants because you never instruct to stop your kannaadiya nandasena….. you are ZERO.

    SL armed forces and commanders made the war with accompany of other countries but you lost every pride what reached you luckily.

    You are Zero. now only option you can be president again if you give your two brothers and two sons to face actual punishments and pull back adolescent luxury purchases like Lamborghini , veron, Ferari , private jet…for panty parties.

    Looser ZERO…. don’t come out ashamed about your incapability.

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    Dear Mr. Ex president,
    You are no hero…
    because heroes don’t hoodwink hardworking poor masses to become filthy rich unethically,
    .because heroes don’t threaten and suppress opposing view holders,
    because heroes are not blinded by power,
    because heroes have no greed,
    because heroes are not vengeful,
    because heroes would treat citizens equally.
    because heroes would not have bribed the very enemy they were fighting,
    because heroes are not self proclaimed
    because heroes walk the
    walk and not just talk the talk.
    Trying to gain power to keep living the glory days again, at the expense of the poor masses, is the opposite of heroism. That is the trademark of embezzlement.

  • 1
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    A hero to zero, also at least nine of them following $1 in the nine years of his presidency.

  • 0
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    Make that “I’m a moron!”

  • 1
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    He is not a hero, but a ZERO!

  • 0
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    If you are hero, I am a Gonna.

  • 0
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    Yes you are a hero and a rouge.

  • 0
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    Yes Mr. Rajapaksa, you are a hero. And the Earth is flat, pigs can fly and nuclear power is safe.

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