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I Am Ready For Presidential Polls If People Are Ready: Gota Hints At Contesting

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, addressing a Viyathmaga meeting in Colombo earlier today indicated that he would run for the presidency this year.

Gota

“I am ready for the Presidential election if the people are ready for it,” Rajapaksa said in his first public speech this year.

He also added this year would be of great significance to all Sri Lanka as the country was preparing for a Presidential election.

Sharing on the policies and principles he stands for, Rajapaksa said; “Everyone talks about individual rights, but we also need to take the societal needs into consideration when building up a strong nation.”

“Many leaders in Asia who developed their nations had their roots in nationalism. Liberal democracy has run into problems all over the world and people are now embracing nationalism,” Rajapaksa explained.

The former Gotabaya also added that Sri Lankan expatriates are more passionate about nationalism than those working and living in the country.

“I think the Sri Lankan expatriates have seen the world and understand what is happening on the global platforms. They have understood the values of nationalism.”

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  • 41
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    Gotler, you mean The Hague – International Court of Justice?

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      Gotabaya Rajapaksa,

      RE: I Am Ready For Presidential Polls If People Are Ready: Gota Hints At Contesting

      Are the people still idiots with mean IQ of 79 or lower? If so, they are ready.

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        Amarasiri,

        I think all of us are being duped to believe that he is honestly ready for Presidency, he would not have even cancelled his Uncle Sam’s citizenship.

        THIS IS A PLOY TO MIS LEAD THE GRASS EATERS TO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS SENTENCED BY THE SPECIAL COURT FOR GETTING READY FOR PRESIDENCY. IT IS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THAT THIS CRIMINAL HAS SECURED HIS PLACE IN WELIKADA WITH ALL HIS MURDERS AND CORRUPTIONS.

        This is the only conclusion I can come to, of the timing of his announcement

        What do you think ?

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          Ansar,

          “What do you think ?”

          It is all drama The corrupt political class protect each other

          With all the evidence they are not prosecuting. It does not matter if was related to the killings or corruptions.

          What is needed is a French Style Revolution, to drain the swamp.

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      Any politician or citizen of the country obstructing justice protecting the Rajapaksas from trial for treason and their crimes have no love for the country and the rule of law or constitutional governance they are traitor…

      No escaping the fact that the Rajapaksas and their criminal network have to be tried for treason and all their criminal activities followed by a trial at the International Criminal Courts in the Hage for their crimes against the citizens of Sri Lanka and humanity if the country is to progress.

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        Anonymous – “Any politician or citizen of the country obstructing justice protecting the Rajapakses from trial for treason and their crimes have no love for the country…..”
        Are you sending out a message to Ranilpaksha?

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          Actually it’s for Maithripala Rajapaksa puppet who exposed himself in CoupLk as the obstructor of Justice and the protestor of the Rajapaksas…

    • 6
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      Now the press is making effort to erase all what various fractions have been accusing of Rajaakshes being allegely all high criminals, just underestimating all in air regarding the criminal family were blatant lies.
      :
      TV Channel incl. so called self proclaimed GIANTs in lanken visual media-SIRASA are all somewhat shocked by the reations of CIVIL society groups that protested against BLACK MEDIA. AS EVERYONE was clear, SIRASA was heading of the political coup abusively carried out by Rajaakshe and Mythripala Sirisena. Those days Rajapakshes were attacked by SIRASA but for their own reasons they seem to have stopped to so.
      :
      Now Sirasa TV does t seem care about who demolished them under MR adminstration. For them all is forgotten.

    • 5
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      This Nut Case depending on expats?
      XPATS are not Patriots they, their children and grandchildren don’t even think SL as their homes.
      SLANKA is their Holiday Home nothing else.
      Imagine few Expat Racists ( who are not residents f SL) vote this Rowdy with all the gory details behind his name to lead the honest poor Srilankans and our Grand children ??
      ” Laugh A Matter” Folks this is a DRAMA ! THE VILLAGE DRAMA PLAYED TO FOOL THE VILLAGE MODA IDIOTS BY no one other than the JARAPASSAS & CO.
      Donkeys Fooling Around.
      What kind of Wickedness they play to the innocent Audience ??
      Would Lord Buddha be Part of this SILLI GAME ???

      By the way how many Card board cutouts are Going to be Dis Gracing our Road sides?
      Yes I mean Cardboard cut outs DISGRACING us the people of Srilanka.
      We don’t ask for these dramas but thrust upon us by force by these Egoistic Megalomaniacs!!!

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    Regardless of the situation and all the past antics, if the contest is between Ranil, MS and Gota, then Gota wins.
    Is there anyone else that can save us?

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      @Rajiv Tennekoon, save you from what?

      TFN: Truth!!!

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      If everyone think, “NO” then the country will be saved.

  • 38
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    “I am ready for the Presidential election, if you are ready”. The Laws of Sri Lanka do not provide for a “Dual Citizen” to contest at any election. When you say ” I AM READY” why you did not tell that audience “Viyath Maga” in particular and the Country and the PEOPLE at large, that you have “QUALIFIED” to contest at elections? A genuine “Patriot” as you profess to be, WHY push the PEOPLE to a “GUESSING” game. If you cannot be “GENUINE” to that extend, how can you ask the people to be ready? So, at the very initial stage itself, you have PROVED, you are not TRUSTWORTHY.

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    Sounds like welcome words. Affirmation of Sri Lankanness. I won’t criticise that.
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    But the main task for us will be to defeat this guy. Of course, Gota, I will listen to you intently. Why do you lapse so much in to English words, though? To sound educated?

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      Defeat GR and bring in Sumanitharan ?? or Sampanthan – Who the hell is their other than GR to save this country from animals

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    So, the neoliberals have created their dialectical opposite, as their fathers did in 1955-56!

    “Sharing on the policies and principles he stands for, Rajapaksa said; “Everyone talks about individual rights, but we also need to take the societal needs into consideration when building up a strong nation.” “Many leaders in Asia who developed their nations had their roots in nationalism. Liberal democracy has run into problems all over the world and people are now embracing nationalism,” Rajapaksa explained.

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      The real quandary for us is not over choices between -isms. Here, on one side it is an elitist old school boys club holding a political party to ransom. On the other side a family tree of professional thieves and murderers.

      The observation that liberal democracy is a troubled institution in many places in the world is a valid one. But it is not because democracies failed to deliver economic growth. Quite the opposite. Democratic tradition helped many countries to achieve so much development that they began to develop unforeseen social stresses mostly caused by their non-liberal neighborhoods -or rest of the world, still left in the economic backwaters.

      What you try to paint as “systemic failures” in truth are transitional backlashes. Those systems will not implode. But yes they might go down – if the stresses caused by external agents are great enough.

      Any of those certainly are not good enough reasons to enthrone a Hitler in my country.

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      Bogus Dr – A.H. please keep your comments to yourself, you are not needed in these columns until your return from Moscow!

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      Dayan quoting the devil is a new take on Shakespeare’s,
      “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
      An evil soul producing holy witness
      Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
      A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
      O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
      Nuff said!!

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      Hey Doc, you must hope like hell these Rajapakses make a comeback so you can continue keeping your head up that hole where the sun don’t shine.

      How’s it going with the Ruskie troll farm? Any likely trolling plots underway???

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      CT

      The public racists find commonality among themselves.
      None of these racists ever defined what is liberalism, neoliberals, societal needs, strong nation, nationalism, Liberal democracy, ….associated problems, ………………

      In the name of nationalism the rulers could do anything and get away with murder and their loot. Nationalism will not permit ordinary citizen to question the robber barons and mass murderers, …………..

      Hitler’s henchmen were prosecuted although some of them were hiding in various parts of Europe and Americas with their guilt and loot. Some of them were drag all the way to |Nuremberg and made to understand “Obeying Orders” is not an acceptable excuse.

      It appears Gota and his henchmen are trying to hide behind nationalism. Liberals must find them, expose them, …. deny the national hangman the opportunity to not only hide behind nationalism but also avoid justice.

      This man wants to be the next Hitler, the theocracy loving Asgiriya believe it is a good thing if a Hitler ruled this island.

      What a country, what a crooked mind, what a that this and other?

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      Dayan,
      Anti Semitism is on the rise in Europe. May be to develop Europe.Nationalism would not work in Srilanka considering the composition of the population. This slogan will syphon 30% of minority votes to the anti Rajapakse candidate.

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      dayan

      so you are a supporter of premedasa and ronnie gunasinghe who tortured and killed richard de soysa whose rights was not respected.God did not support their act.

      Then you became a supporter of gota who bumped off lasantha and prageeth.

      What is the use of having a PHD?Education=knowledge+wisdom+culture.Birds of a feather flock together and you are gravitated towards coldblooded murderers who do not care a fig for basic human rights.You have only the knowledge component of education and therefore can be rightfully considered as a semi educated person.

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        What is so important about Richard or Lasantha? Both were killed probably for what they tried to do to the Lankan state and not for what their write. Lasantha was a willing tool of the LTTE supporters. He worked for the anti Lankan Norwegians. So it was a requirement to remove him….

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          sach

          “Lasantha was a willing tool of the LTTE supporters. “

          give proof of your vile accusations without condemning a innocent murdered man who cannot defend himself now.

          “He worked for the anti Lankan Norwegians.”

          give proof of that too.Also proof of norway being anti lankan.When you do that remember tamils are also lankan and the country does not belong exclusively to the sinhalese only you bloody racist.(you yourself admitted to me your racism)

          ” So it was a requirement to remove him…”

          conveniently just before he was going to testify on the MIG deal in courts..

    • 16
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      Man,

      Gota was a great 7/11 and gas station attendant here ……… that experience is more than enough for him to be your president!


      Horses for courses. ……….. anything more is a waste :))

      Even you, with a PhD from a college no one has ever heard of, is overqualified.

      Go Gota !

    • 7
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      You can’t do politics while representing the country as a ambassador. Be a gentlemen,Choose one. Shame on you.

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      Well said Dr DJ. So let us see who we are talking about: Is it
      Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc,GR Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa), UoC
      reliably credited with the following historic utterances………..
      ====================
      GR: Yes! I am threatening you! Write every single word I have told you if you want – you write a bloody fucking word and we will see…
      ====================
      He was the commander… That is treason. We will hang him if he does that. I’m telling you … How can he betray the country? He is a liar, liar, liar.”
      ====================
      At one point, Rajapaksa shouted at her: “You pig that eats shit! You shit shit dirty fucking journalist… People will kill you. People hate you. They will kill you!”
      ====================
      The infamous interview shocked the entire world when Gotabaya arrogantly said “who is Lasantha? He was a tabloid journalist criticising every President. Why ask about one man? There are so many murders”.
      ====================
      ‘Samagiya Shakthiyai’ (Unity is Strength)

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      Rajapakse said he will get rid of executive presidency. Did he?
      Rajapakse said 13+. Did he?
      Rajapakse appointed an all party group to solve Tamil problem? What happened?

      What he said is no relevant to his actions. He is most corrupted person. He ran whitevan company. That is what he can do, not to run the country. By the way Dayan, what is your next coup plan? How many billions for bribe?

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      Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, the Rajapaksas will be on trial at the International Criminal Courts ICC before any elections.
      The country will not go to the criminal family ever again…

  • 18
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    Let’s dump all the current and past politicians and get an outsider who is knowledgeable uncorrupted person to contest for the Presidential Election.
    It’s time now to have the Presidential Election and put the country straight

    • 4
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      That is Right! Invite Donald Trump!

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      This comment of mine will land below that by Naman (which has 12 likes and 2 dislikes, right now). Am I right in thinking that those ratings are by readers who imagine that Naman was writing in support of a candidate different from Gotabaya? Oh, no, he wants Gotabaya. Different from past politicians? Yes, he does. He is saying that Gota is not a politician.
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      I feel that Naman considers Gota to be a knowledgeable and uncorrupted outsider. This is how easily we are all taken in by what we read unless proper names are used, and the views unambiguously stated. Sinhala_Man doesn’t want Gota!
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      Above that, you have a comment by “nimal fernando” which is dripping with sarcasm. It had two dislikes and no “likes” until I gave him one. nimal seems to be saying that the only job that Gotabaya can undertake is being a “gas station attendant”, and Gota claims to have a PhD, which is all lies.
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      nimal, you are partly to blame! You use expressions like “horses for courses”. How many readers do you expect will be familiar with that expression.
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      Dear Readers, please don’t get mad at me; there isimplied criticism of you in what I’m writing. I, myself, am a relatively untravelled villager, but I was given a lot of training in “close reading”. I know that readers worldwide find it difficult to spot sarcasm.
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      See the other comments. Very few Colombo Telegraph readers want Gota. On the other hand, don’t kid yourself that the rest of the country disapproves of this racist thug in sheep’s clothing.
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      It would be healthy if I am now criticised by many!

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    Big slap on Appaya-Incumbent Prez- by Lanken most powerful Extremists movement -POHOTTUWA: – Pohottuwa is not regierted as a constituent party under UPFA, meaning MP MRajapakshe should now have been out of parliament since he took the membership of the SLPP lately. Not just him, but over 50 or more became members of SLPP.
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    Sirisena would have to pack his accoutrements and leave the place in days to come.-
    :
    Impeachment against President is in making.
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    What became no reality – which was to put APPAYA 6 feet under is in making now. He cut his neck by his own. 2/3 majoirity in the parliament is in making.
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    In the same time, ALL VARIOUS HIGH CRIMES and investigations against former Defence secretary (American Citizen) will be seen intensive in the days to come.
    Mig deals and all the like minded deals will also be seen addressed in a speedy manner in next days for sure. No sooner all is ready for BP Rajapakshes to grab power, unexpected will be the reality, for sure. Let s wait and see.
    :
    Appaya’s should not be given any pardon for his UNETHICAL behaviours.
    :
    Even after the SPcourt verdict made him the violator, mad man has been continuing to play with his presidential powers. Powers sometimes he is not allowed to exercise , he abuse for one single reasons he has no whatsoever good advisers to help with.
    :
    All in all, we WILL see POHOTTUWA and their supporters will be caught all together.

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    Gota is a Goat if he thinks that he can contest for President of Sri Lanka as an American Citizen!
    What about all the others who have been disqualified after Election?
    He probably thinks that Trump will come and Save Him!

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    Do we Want a Kallathoni to be Sri Lanka’s President?

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      @Rationalist: Do we Want a Kallathoni to be Sri Lanka’s President?

      TFN: then the Sinhalese and the Tamils cannot be leaders of this country!

      Ok, let us hand this country back to the Native Veddahs and f&*k off to India.

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        Tamil from the north:
        Even the Native Veddahs are Kallathoni’s from Africa, in the Dim Past!

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          @Rationalist, you have what evidence to prove that? Mahawamsa?

          Come on man, get real and grow up. Who gives a damn who came here first. I am all for everyone who is there to live with each other peacefully. It is your kind on both sides (racist kind) that keeps the fires of racism and insecurity burning this island to ashes. Keep at it and one day there will be some foreign power that will rule this beautiful country of ours. God forbid, the filth from north of Sri Lanka does not rule this nation.

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            Tamil from the north;
            If you have been following the Latest DNA Evidence that Homo Sapiens, (i.e.us) originated in Africa, you would not ask a silly question like above. I have not even read the Mahavamsa!
            ” It is your kind on both sides (racist kind) that keeps the fires of racism and insecurity burning” – Tamil from the North!

            To me Race, Caste, Religion are Irrelevant!

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              @Rationalist, oh gee. I am a racist? Yes I am a different kind of racist. I hate stupid fellows who are racist but think others are racists.

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          Rationalist

          The Native People arrived more than 30,000 years ago when the land was connected to South India. The land became an island only about 7000 years ago. The latter arrivals came by thonies, almost all the recent arrivals since 500 BC were Kallathonies, including your ancestors.

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        NOT Sinhalese…..remember that

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      all sri lankans are Kallathonis …..like the white Americans….

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        Not only Sri Lankans, but all people other than from Africa are Kallathonis!

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          Rationalist: Not only Sri Lankans, but all people other than from Africa are Kallathonis!

          TFN: so what the heck are you moaning about?

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      @Rationalist, hear it from me. You nationalist type live in the past…………way back past! This is why a country like Lanka with immense potential will always be a developing country. The poor among the Sinhalese and Tamils will continue to be poor. Keep flapping your tongue and keep making a fool of yourself. Grow up man!

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    What a dope. Him being ready is one thing!
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    The question is are we ready to accept this sadistic, extremist, racist, fascist, murdering, deceptive, psychopath as our president?
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    Do we need this Pakaya or any other RajaPakaya to lead our precious island again?
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    What he should be ready for is the strong arm of the Law sooner or later to put him where he belongs along with his entire family and those lousy arse-licking butt worms like Wimal Booruwansa, Gomanpila, that halagemba Bandula G, Dinesh G, Aluthgamage bugger and that sewer mouthed woman.
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    These scum have taken some of our foolish people to the depths of inhumanity through their cheap and primitive talk and ideas.
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    I say enough is enough. Lets not get carried away by stupid emotion anymore.
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    Let morality, integrity, concience, justice, equality, unity, freedom, peace and progress be our basis for choosing our leaders instead of impunity, immorality, injustice, hatred, corruption, shamelessness, jealousy, bigotry, racism, religious differences, etc.
    .
    Gemini Cricket
    “The tip of your goodness within you”

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    In Sri lanka, It is always the Protest vote because existing or the incumbant govt become unpopular because of their work, so the previous group of thieves win. If Maithripala sirisena can present, not even the existing thieves, because they all lose in a good fight, a good team Maithripala can form a new govt and can direct the country in a new direction. Because, both the rajapakse and Ranil teams are caught in many corruptions including Bond Scam, Avant guard etc., they continue with it

  • 19
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    This Uneducated US GAS Assistant for President? My foot……….lol

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    “I Am Ready For Presidential Polls If People Are Ready.”
    A coded message ….
    if people are ready for what?
    …the clue is here.
    …he goes on to say..
    “Everyone talks about individual rights,….”?

    here you go Sri Lankans…..if you want white vans and Rajapakse terrorism to return ….
    he is your choice

    • 11
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      Exactly Rajash;
      “I Am Ready For Presidential Polls If People Are Ready.”
      I believe that Gota is Promoting Sirisena, with the above Statement!
      MS will be the preferred Option over any Rajapakse Candidate!

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    look at the last sentences of this interview.The brilliant question asked from gota by a very intelligent interviewer.He was asked whether he thinks that there should be a course correction in a post war environment compared to a pre war one.Gota is take aback,never expecting that.he also thinks a bit,but decided to stubbornly cling to the fact that if the people elect them then it is okay to continue the same strongman tactics.Now what happened at the 2015 elections when his brother was kicked out.Even now he has not learnt that lesson where he had to eat his words at that interview.Even now he say that individual human rights need not be respected,only collective societal rights.Such a stubborn man.Even now does not believe that a course correction is needed in a post war era.In otherwords people have to be always worried that you could be bundled into a white van,tortured and killed ,or killed and made to look like a accident like thajudeen.Even though this government has been incompetent people can always sleep in peace now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5LMco_Zcfg

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      Separatists not people…..Sri Lanka should eliminate its enemies to protect people. We did not do that and had to suffer. If SLG could eliminate Prabhakaran and Wijeweera at the beginning, imagine the number of human lives that could have been saved.

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    Oh friend Gotler. First of all, show all that you a brave man and real patriot by renouncing your US citizenship. Don’t fool all, this a ploy to fool around the pending cases for they are now going into a higher gear.

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      @Suren, we need to ask this gas station attendant why he ran away during the height of the war leaving it for SF to fight the war.

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        tamil from north

        gota finished his 20 years in the army with decorated service.He did not run away.

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          Shankar, decorated with what? clown suit? Little coward ran away and that’s that whether you like it or not!!!!!!!!!

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            tamil from north

            for gallantry from JRJ,premadasa and DB wijetunge.Rose up the ranks from cadet officer to LT.col and commanded the 1st gajaba regiment from 83 to 90.

            ps.What is your military service?pound for pound LTTE was one of the best.

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              @shankar, you only compare one to military service if he/she is a proponent of waging war. I am not for war, I am for peace. What I enjoy in Canada is what I want for people of Lanka. There should be no war!!!!

              You on the other hand, live in the shadows of thugs in military uniform, Goat Rajapaksa is one of them (thug). What is the relevance to your comment about the LTTE? You mentioned LTTE because I am a Tamil?

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                tamil from north

                i mentioned LTTE because you should not ridicule people who fought in a war.There have been brave people on both sides,while you and i have not had any military experience.I wish i had.I read and read about battles.I love war.

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    Those who get the minorities votes win the Presidential election. Hence, Gota and Sirisena have no chance winning. Their field is wide open with so many candidates- Sirisena, Gota, Basil etc, and with the fractured SLFP and minus minorities votes, no chance for them winning but on the other camp only one candidate Ranil, and all are solidly behind him, with the minorities votes, he stands a big chance of winning it all.

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    My view is that key issues has to be address by aspiration of People of development and democracy of country has been betray by 2015 January 8th mandate by UNP set of policies of RW MS and CBK .
    How to seek ongoing crisis solution by SLPP? or grand alliance of SLPP and others. .
    We want policies changes suited current development of Globe and as well as suited locally oriented by new Grand alliances by New Political leadership?
    This is secular of democracy by leadership by set of policies before the People of all that Sri Lankan.

    We are not heading for puppet regime to be installed by 2020 President election. Rationalism of political PATH our priorities of agenda is the key part to new Democracy by People’s leadership .

    The old set of mind and thinking tanks are outdated by that RW of UNP has been no doubt in last 4 years. The UNP delivered nothing except chaos and uncertainties to our nation by political tricks .

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    “Bayawenna eppa Bappa innawa nei!” – MP Namal Rakapaksha. Translation means don’t fear, Uncle is there to save us from being overthrown. These were the words of the Namal gonn wassa before the regime change and 2015 election defeat of Mahinda Jadapaksha. I cannot speak for the rest of the people of this country. I can guarantee you this that we the people that call ourselves the true deshapremiya’s will not allow a psycopathic “Bappa” to transform this country back to the era of white vans or to to make this country into an extra judicial killing field. Therefore, in our defense, I am proud to say that we just loaded our weapons to issue our very own Hitler with a brand new passport to HELL because a US passport will not carry him far to Dante’s inferno. Subba gamman Bappe!

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    Surely, he has tried to give a boost to his supporters who are neither here nor there.

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    What he seems to be inferring is that the US has agreed to let him rescind his US citizenship. He may have got a chance to speak to his cousin Jaliya and got the impression that all is well. A note on these so called expatriates. Most of them are hard line right wing Sinhalese racists who yarn for an era that never existed and live on cloud coockoo when it comes to Sri Lanka. I have heard the childish bolantha katha from them regarding Sir Lanka and the virtues of a murdering scoundrel family. They will believe any fake news dished out by their favorite news outlets Hiru, Derana etc. No matter where he got his reassuarances from I don’t think the USA has any intention of letting a Chinese stooge become president of Sri Lanka. They know full well the constitutional barrier placed on those having dual citizenship from running for public office. I seriously doubt that knowing this they will remove this barrier to a known war criminal. The idiot expatriates don’t get this type of reasoning. It is beyond their comprehension.

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    People are more qualified on voting and calculating art of observing with evaluating done and then ready to vote not just ready before voting the sides you have not heard of

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    Has he relinquish US citizenship?

    Only God can save Sri Lanka. .our people are idiots if Gota is elected.

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    What is this man talks about? He talk about, nationalism. He talk about racism. He don’t know what he is talking about .This is a monsters. This man rejects individual freedom and rights. Never allow this mentally sick monster to become president in the Country. It will end up in a blood bath.

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    I thought Kumar David and Sanjana Hattotuwa had banned him from contesting? :)

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      Bogus Dr – GFY !

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    So now Colombo telegraph wants to Pitch towards Mass murderous Genocidal RajaFucksa’s not bad…WOW no wonder Only now we get to see the TRUE Murderous FACE of COLOMBO TELEGRAPH…..I thought MORON works for this Institution Lease had a Spine and Proper Moral Compass…..come to think of it as I have seen before “Journalists are Biggest PIGS & HUMAN-GARBAGE of this Country…Your *****ing Profession doesn’t pay much but Contrary to that what you make through DAY is by Creating Mederos Havoc with in the Society…..So Ashamed Neither Sinhala-Buddhist Barbaric Journalists nor English YOU-Colombo Telegraph all you are nothing but bunch of Retarded Low Lives…..Utter Losers of Life…..

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    Though I may not agree to elect him as president, he has done a lot for the country. Look at the changes he made to Sri Lanka, cleaning up the city, paving the roads etc whatever he did he excelled! What he did to Reid Avenue, independent square Nugegoda Vali Park etc are excellent. If anyone does not agree to the above they have never seen the development he did!

    He also has a good suggestion for us, first to be Sri Lankan whereas currently our race comes first! Its time we took good suggestions from anyone! He needs a strong leader who can propel the country to development specially using the now redundant armed forces. But the sad thing is I don’t see such a leader in the political parties we have!

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    Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the best thief out of them all?
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    English made the recipe and the nobles were the cooks.
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    The franchise is a success and it’s finger lickin’ good.
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    While the network is getting better, all the branches are getting fatter.
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    The outcast refuses to taste, are now tired and thinner.
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    The waves are climbing higher and nose is still above the waves.
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    It’s time to go to work and stop the freaking waves.
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    Don’t forget that we are the force, fueling these waves.

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    Amarasiri,

    I think all of us are being duped to believe that he is honestly ready for Presidency, he would not have even cancelled his Uncle Sam’s citizenship.

    THIS IS A PLOY TO MIS LEAD THE GRASS EATERS TO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS SENTENCED BY THE SPECIAL COURT FOR GETTING READY FOR PRESIDENCY. IT IS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION THAT THIS CRIMINAL HAS SECURED HIS PLACE IN WELIKADA WITH ALL HIS MURDERS AND CORRUPTIONS.

    This is the only conclusion I can come to, of the timing of his announcement

    What do you think ?

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