18 April, 2021

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“I Am So Unpopular”: Distraught Nandasena Asks Officials Why His Popularity Is Plunging

MP and former Cabinet Minister S.B. Dissanayake told a senior monk in Kandy on Monday (5) that President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa was perplexed by his plunging popularity in the country, and had recently gathered secretaries to government ministries to demand reasons for the steep decline in support.

“The American president is still so popular. But my popularity has really fallen – why is that” (මං හොඳටම වැටිලා ඉන්නේ) President Rajapaksa had demanded, Dissanayake told the prelate, narrating that the room was filled with secretaries from various government ministries. The MP tried to explain the Government’s failures placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of officialdom, insisting that the President’s orders were simply not being carried out.

“I pointed out to the President that his instructions were not being followed. The thing is hamuduruwane even though instructions are being given they are not being carried out,” Dissanayake claimed.

“But all their own things get done,” the priest snapped back.

Dissanayake was paying tribute to the Chief Incumbent of the Gatambe Rajovapavanaramaya Ven Kappetiyagoda Siriwimala on the occasion of his 90th Birth anniversary.

The Chief Incumbent was scathing in his criticism of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Administration, insisting that “time had run out” for the Government to fulfill its promises to the people. Ven. Siriwimala criticised the decision to put military personnel in positions of authority. “Soldiers know how to fight in a war. They don’t know how to run a country,” the chief monk insisted.

“In all honesty, we are totally disillusioned. We don’t do politics here and in fact look at what has become of us for getting involved in politics,” the priest complained.

Dissanayake tried to explain that the Government was facing a major cash crunch because the country’s main sources of revenue had taken a hit during the pandemic. “Well that has happened to the whole world,” Ven. Siriwimala retorted.

Dissanayake replied: China has told us to take whatever money we need and give it back whenever we can. The Government has been given a clear message from China that they can give us any amount of money we need, returnable when the country can do so.”

The Gatambe priest’s grievance is particularly telling because he was a staunch supporter of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s candidacy. The priest actively campaigned for Rajapaksa’s victory in 2019, telling his Sinhalese devotees that the country was in dire need of a strong leader to pull it back from the brink of destruction. “This is our country’s last chance” he told candidate Gotabaya in August 2019 as he blessed the SLPP nominee for President.

See transcript of the exchange between Dissanayake and Ven. Siriwimala and translation below.

Watch exchange (8.40 onwards)

Ven Siriwimala: ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම අපි කලකිරිලා ඉන්නේ. අපිට ඕනෑම නෑ කියල හිතිලා. මම මෙහෙ දේශපාලනය කරන්නෙත් නෑ. ආයේ කරන්න ඕනත් නෑ. කරලා වෙච්ච හැටි පේනවා නේ. [We are truly disillusioned. We feel like we don’t want any of this. I don’t engage in politics. There is no need to get involved again. See what has befallen us now for doing politics.]

SB: පහුගිය දවස්වල ජනාධිපති තුමත් කිව්වා ඇමෙරිකන් ජනාධිපතිතුමා තාම හොඳට ඉන්නවා ජනප්‍රියත්වයේ. මං හොඳටම වැටිලා ඉන්නේ. මොකද කියල ඇහුවා. දැන් මෙහෙම සේච්ට්‍රටරීස් ලා සේරම හිටිය. ලේකම්වරු හිටිය. ඒ පාර මම කිව්වා ජනාධිපතිතුමා ඔබතුමා කිව්වා කිසි ම දෙයක් කෙරිලා නෑ කියල. ඇයි එහෙම කියන්නේ? කෝ මං කිව්වා දැන් ඔය ඉස්සරහම ඉන්නේ අධ්‍යාපන ලේකම්. දැන් ඔබ තුමා කිව්වා ජාතික පාසැල් දාන්න දැන් අහන්න කීයක් හදල තියෙනවද කියල. අවුරුදු එකහමාරයි තාමත් ලැයිස්තු හදනවා. හැම එකක්ම හාමුදුරුවනේ කිව්වා ට වෙන්නේ නෑ. [Recently the President said the American President is still doing well in terms popularity. But my popularity is really falling. Why is that, he asked. Now all the secretaries to the ministries were in the room. Then I said, Mr President, nothing you have ordered has got done. He asked, “why do you say that?” I said look, right in front is the secretary to the Ministry of Education. You said build national schools. Ask him how many have been built so far? It’s been 1.5 years and they are still compiling lists. The thing is hamuduruwane even though instructions are being given they are not being carried out]

VS: හැබැයි ඒගොල්ලන්ගේ වැඩ වෙනවා.
[Well but their things are getting done.]

SB: අනේ මං දන්නේ නෑ. අධ්‍යාපනයේ GL කිසිම දෙයක් කරන්නේ නෑ
[I don’t know. As Education Minister GL is not doing anything.]

VS: මට නම් හිතන්න බෑ ආයේ කරයි කියල. කාලේ පැන්නා
[I can’t imagine that anything will happen now. Time has run out now.]

SB: ගැටළුවක් තියෙනවා අපේ ප්‍රධාන ආදායම් මාර්ග කඩාගෙන වැටුනා. හැබැයි එහෙම වුනා කියලා…..
[There is a problem, our main sources of revenue were wiped out. But just because of that…..]

VS: මුළු ලෝකෙටම වෙච්ච එකයි
[That happened to the whole world.]

SB: ඔව් මුළු ලෝකෙටම හැබැයි චීනේ අපිට කියලා තියෙනවා ඕන ගානක් ගන්න, පුළුවන් දවසක දෙන්න කියල. ඕන තරං සල්ලි දෙන්නං පුළුවන් දවසක දෙන්න කියන පණිවිඩේ ආණ්ඩුවට කියල තියෙනවා. [Yes, to the whole world, but China has told us take whatever amount you need, pay it back some day when you can. The Government has been given a clear message from China that they can give us any amount of money, to pay back whenever we can.] (By Janakie Mediwake)

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  • 79
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    When you implement racist and nationalistic policies, divide the country, listen to extremist monks, and make our country look like a pariah in the world, can you expect the population to adore you.
    You cannot intimidate and threaten the media and expect to be loved.
    Trump is supposedly popular only within his party, the majority in the country never supported him,, his poll numbers never went about 50 percent, and he was rejected by the majority when he lost.

    Nanda does not seem to be very bright.

    • 61
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      Like Soldiers know how to fight in a war, or disaster, but to govern a country the leaders should come with ” Fingerspitzegefühl” -sure instinct”. Who in that MEDAMULANA family is to have SURE INSTINCT ?
      They have sure instinct to :
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      1) Embezzelment of Tsunami funds
      2) Using STATE funds to build few hundreds millions worth monuments of their late parents
      3) Killing journalists of Lasantha Wickramathunga nature
      4)Killing and murdering those youth such as THADUDEEN WASSIM, former Rugby player murdered and planted in the passenger seat .. but SRILANKEN justice system has not yet work on serving the justice to the victimized family
      4) Forced cremations of COVID DEATHs of Muslim srilankens
      5)Sell out srilanken property for their DISCOUNTs from CHINESE or any PARIAH states
      6)Abusing SRILANKEN BUDDHISM for their POWER gaining tactics.

      • 28
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        LLM: Could I add No. 7? Pass “20A” to the Constitution and “Acquire” the “Power” to appoint Judges to the Judiciary, so that all the court cases filed against the “Cohorts” of Rajapakse & Co. could either be “Withdrawn” or get judgments “Nidos Kota Nidahas”.

    • 21
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      “Distraught Nandasena Asks Officials Why His Popularity Is Plunging”

      You cannot intimidate and threaten the media and expect to be loved.
      I believe sacrificing of another 150,000 by a war without witness and killing another 200-300 media personnel will make him hero again.

      Damn the idiot is not asking if & why was he popular within the Modaya crowd one time” Then the answer to the question of why his popularity is sinking is in that answer. Chandraperuma and Thero De Silva delivered Soniya’s kill on Kings plate. Now the UNHRC has delivering the Soniya’s punch to King. Let him take it. In Tamil they ask a question “Drying paddy on the mat is yours; eating chicken is yours; why do you bother me for that?

    • 27
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      Gota is just a hospital orderly who had been pushing trolleys who by Lankans renowned wisdom got appointed as the head surgeon. Only Lankans and imbeciles – well, come to think of it Americans too – believe that an untrained man can perform complex surgery.

      The people who brought this clown to power knew exactly what they were doing. They have all vanished with their bags of money before he performed his first surgery. His biggest supporter Native Vedda is MIA …… enjoying his ill gotten loot on a beach somewhere.

      SB is coming up with his usual BS …… all what China has to do to release us from the debt-trap is to cut the interest rate to near zero – the prevailing interest rate around the world – for the money the economic-Einsteins the Rajapakses borrowed at above commercial rates from China to build all the non-productive crap in Hambathota. Can’t blame the Chinese they are doing what’s best for them ……..It’s for our Einsteins to do what’s best for us: not China.

      If Gota has an ounce of brains he would put the army to better use by getting them shoot crooks like SB ……… that would put Lanka on the right track.

      But, no matter what ……. Lankans will always be Lankan.

      What do you expect?

      • 17
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        When it comes to talent/intelligence Gota doesn’t even come close to good ol’ Prabakaran! …….. Prabakaran shot all the crooked Tamil politicians and hung them from lampposts.

        Prabakaran wasn’t a Hitler………. just in name.

        To call Gota a Hitler is an insult to Eva Braun …….. and Prabakaran.

      • 9
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        The economy, stupid!
        .
        I don’t understand much of this abstruse subject – Economics . However, its importance is clear to all of us. I, therefore, read the occasional article on the subject, but most never read writing on Economics.
        .
        Here’s the latest article by a Sinhalese man who seems to be writing all too many articles. Sometimes there are no comments at all.
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mmt-money-printing-keynes/
        .
        I even listened to an hour long video featuring Dr. Gideon Gono to which a link has been provided.
        .
        Reading it hasn’t made me all that much wiser about the subject. Why don’t wiser people look at it. Perhaps the more racist-minded Sinhalese will read it if I tell them that “a Tamil fellow” has dared to say this:
        .
        ” . . . poor show.
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        Gono like Mugabe is a nut case. Discussing him is a waste of time.”

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        There actually are eight comments by now.
        .
        The unpleasant fact about the people of our country is that it is only when food prices soar that they throw the fellows out of power. That doesn’t mean that any of us will be happy with inflation.

      • 12
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        Nf@
        Spot on 😍😍
        “But no matter what lankens will always be lanken”
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        It is high time society experts, sociologists, and various experts to analyse it.
        .
        Dogs tail would nt be straightened even if u put it in a bamboo sheath. My elders repeated this 😎😎😎

    • 6
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      Ashan,
      Ashan,
      “Nanda does not seem to be very bright.”
      —-
      President Rajapakshe is certainly brighter than those dumbos who failed to eradicate LTTE Tamil terrorism and dong keys in ‘Jadapalana’ Government that allowed the Muslim terrorist attack to go ahead while having prior warnings.
      Now the security situation is much better, drug menace has come down, underground mafia has been curbed, a large number of Muslim extremists have been arrested and several former LTTE carders with explosives have been arrested.

    • 9
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      The jokers the Sinhala Buddhist elected.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AetIUix8O_U

      In a way I am loving it. Its fun.

      • 1
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        Shocking, Burt – the performance of the oldest of the Rajapaksa siblings.
        .
        All must see this, to understand what sort of thug this ex-policeman is. Somehow, the impression had been formed that he was more decent than the younger fellows.
        .
        I wonder what the words that were expunged were; the crude gestures provide a clue. In a sense, it’s sickening, but we must know what sort of kakistocracy we are.

    • 4
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      Wonder why the comparison with US President.

  • 46
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    “Mirror , Mirror on the wall why am I not so popular as Trump” ? “Hey dumbo , ask that monk who called you HITLER.

  • 53
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    “Monsters cannot run the country. Country is with humans, not with wild animals.”

    The result:
    6.9 Million Buddhist Sinhala made a choice to sell this island to China and Chinese. China telling that they can give any amount of money to Gota and to give back later. We cannot forget that China gave money to Mahinda later they got the Hambantota for 99 years lease. China may get the whole country for 1000 years lease outrightly.

    • 20
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      Yes indeed. I would call that selling your country to the only bidder. China owns large chunks of other countries through their trojan horses loans, buildings, bridges, ports etc. We are now putty in China’s hands, and are indebted to them in ways we still have no clue about. It seems the Rajapaksa’s made a hue and cry about Western nations trying to take over this country, but easily handed it over to China. How ironic.
      You can bet the Rajapaksa’s and their cronies have benefitted in many ways too.

  • 7
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    Gota can easily turn around his unpopularity to massive popularity if he puts the damn 13A to a referendum and then remove 13A.

    Easy.

  • 10
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    Who was the one asked “Why my popularity is going down?”. Is that the reality’s representation War Criminal, Hyde or the election myth, War Hero Dr. Jay-Kill, DSc? Donkey King is only worried about the dropping of his popularity. How this donkey can do surgical operation like actions and bring back the British Administration left behind systems?

    Remember, if one Sinhala or Tamil London Mapillai needs to be trained in Oxford or Cambridge, parents have to spend in cores in Lankawe money. In that calculation, how many billions Lankawe owe to Britain for having trained a whole government and have made it the best in Asia in that time?

    This Donkey King was he one compared to Singapore’s Lee to Modayas’ consumption. Dreaming of Singapore in elections only can make North Korea out of Lankawe and provide imported Benz-es to Bold Heads but poisonous fertilizer, sugar, oil, Chinese non approved injections………. Instead, dreaming of Malaysia – Singapore only can make three time meals for average Buddhist Sinhalese.

  • 17
    3

    Your Highness
    You have to see the Articles and comments posted in the Colombo Telegraph to see where you are going wrong since you became the President. The SL female employee of the Swedish Embassy was threatened and harassed; Shani Abeysekara who was investigating very important CRIMES was arrested and jailed; Appointed the LA friends who are NOT suitably qualified to top posts; Sugar/oil/ Fertiliser mess ups; Dissolve the Constitutional Council: replaced 19th Amendment with the 20th with the support of Muslim MPs; Ecoside; building buddhist temples where theren’t buddhists residing; No talk about justice to the ruggerite & Editor of the sunday leader family

  • 18
    3

    It is the economy, stupid:

    The country is begging for money internationally even from poor Bangladesh. China is lending money like Shylock and getting their pieces of land in return. Letters of credit from Sri Lankan banks are not accepted abroad for imports. Imports of several goods are banned for lack of foreign exchange. Substandard – even goods dangerous to health are being imported.

    Most important of all the cost of living is increasing together with inflation. Poor people are hit – cannot afford three square meals a day. Corrupt racist military administration with no expertise does not know how to run the economy. Cronies of the regime are filling their pockets and getting rich – even causing harm to the environment.

    Sri Lanka is on the way to overtake Zimbabwe.

    Gota promised the Moon to the idiotic Sinhalese Buddhist racists who voted for him believing that he will deliver the goods: Even his white vans cannot deliver the goods! He can only deliver mass killing!

  • 16
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    The question “I Am So Unpopular”: Distraught Nandasena Asks Officials Why His Popularity Is Plunging” should be asked by Gota himself.

  • 17
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    How can a war criminal who raped and killed civilians indiscriminately run the country.
    Monks and 6.9 million idiot’s did not understand it.
    Of course! LTTE finished off people capable of leading the country.
    There are capable people, but they do not want to come forward because of country is ruled by thugs.
    Until such time majority understands and elect people from alternate political groups other than SLPP/SLFP UNP/SJB JVP and alternate political groups unify themselves under common front leaving their individual who behind, country will be first of the worst countries in the world.
    I have seen some organizations of Majority community who work for minority interest, but we may have wait for a decade for people to understand them to make an impact in the political arena

  • 23
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    Rev. Keppitiyagoda Siriwimala Thero: First, please let us know whether this “Rouge” – S..B.Dissanayke was wearing any “CLOTHES” when he appeared before you. He told you that the present Minister of Education is not doing anything. Why didn’t you ask him what he did when he was holding that Portfolio? I can tell you one thing he did. A Philanthropist lady (she was a Tamil lady) who owned a luxury bungalow donated, with its contents of very valuable “Antique” furniture to the Colombo University. Overnight this “SBD” the then Minister of Education transported all that furniture to his house. This was questioned in Parliament and no action was taken to recover those valuable pieces of furniture. He is also a criminal and a rouge. So why, Rev. Sir, you “Associate” and entertain these types to your temple? You being a “Leader” of a very sacred “Teaching” should never, never “Promote” these types including the present President. I say this to you, because, you are one among many other “Clergy” who told the “Sinhalese Devotees” the country was in dire need of a “Strong Leader” (I will tell who a Strong Leader is in the continuation of this comment) to pull it back from destruction. I continue…..

  • 17
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    interesting to see one goat, SBD blaming the other goat, GLP. Both jumped from party to party, epitome of dishonourable men who live for themselves by stooging those in power. The secretaries blamed are military men who are supposed to carry out orders. Is the fault with the person giving the orders? As the Hamuduruwo says, there work gets done but not the work of the people. They have amassed wealth at the expense of the people while corruption is rife with the Viyathmaga guys making money with sugar scams, coconut oil scams and fertilizer scams. The Buddhist priests can stop all of this if they set their minds to it. But they probably are gifted enough benz cars to buy their silence. the 6.9 will vote for another bunch of crooks at the next elections.

  • 11
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    The story makes a mountain out of a mole hill, especially one created a politician of much disrepute.
    *
    GR has much to worry because he is starting to lose his grip on the parliamentary group. WW’s outburst in support of GR had actually hurt him.
    The poor performance on the pandemic front is not yet a disaster as in other countries, but still a challenge to credibility.
    The economy is the challenge.
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    Unpopularity does not deter moves towards dictatorship; if at all it is more likely to encourage.
    Thus the matter needs serious study and action, rather than indulging in cheap broadsides to the fury of the blindly faithful and joy of desperate opponents.

    • 6
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      SJ,

      There was no “poor performance” on the pandemic front. Only 588 deaths: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sri-lanka/. That is less than 0.5% of the population (21.8 million). Yes, the economy is the challenge. After 30 years of civil war, a “brain drain” exists. Important industries – IT, engineering, technology, mining – etc. remain underdeveloped. The challenge is upgrading these sectors while repaying lenders for money borrowed during the war.

      • 9
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        L
        Let us look at the way it was controlled. There was mismanagement.
        The case-morbidity ratio was less than 0.1% until mid-2020. How did it shoot up to over 0.6%?
        Even one avoidable death is one too many to me.
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        We are better located than most countries as there is only one port for immigration. We have a good literacy rate and a good public health service, despite all efforts to wreck it. So comparison has to be with countries with similar conditions, if our aim is to perform well.
        *
        I agree that it is no disaster as claimed by cynics who wish a disaster.
        But the public is disappointed, in the context of the claims made even as late as October last year.

      • 4
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        Dear SENSITIVE Readers,
        Please look at hitherto statistics compared to other countries /islands/peninsulas etc
        :
        SLGO could contain COVID-19 much better if BPs in POWER were wholeheated, but they were busy with making the hay while the sun shines. They the media mafia stay mum so long their commercial gains are fulfilled. Today look at also how they interpret it about PALM oil, although it is almost everywhere (what matters should be the quantity). I THINK IT IS HIGH TIME the specialists in that field to educate the MYTH guided majority srilankens.

        To our bad luck, ALPHA PEOPLE born to medamulana jungles ruined it for not having a heart for the nation, but to their family.
        If RAJAPKSEHS WERE EDUCATED ENOUGH, and HEARTED ENOUGH THEY COULD DO LOT MORE TO PROTECT OUR NATION.
        SRILANKA (PUNNAKU eaters dominated SINHALAYA filled, but naturally beatiful our motherland)


        Coronavirus Cases:
        94,848
        Deaths:
        595
        Recovered:
        91,456
        ******
        Vietnam: 100 mio population (not an island)

        .
        Vietnam
        Coronavirus Cases:
        2,692
        Deaths:
        35
        Recovered:
        2,429
        ******
        Thailand (population 69 mio, peninsula )
        .
        Coronavirus Cases:
        32,625
        Deaths:
        97
        Recovered:
        28,214
        ******
        Taiwan ((population 25 mio, island)
        Taiwan
        Coronavirus Cases:
        1,056
        Deaths:
        10
        Recovered:
        1,020
        ******
        Austraila (Population: 25 mio, Island)

        Coronavirus Cases:
        29,402
        Deaths:
        909
        Recovered:
        26,356
        ******
        New Zealand (Population: 4,8 mio, Island)


        Coronavirus Cases:
        2,574
        Deaths:
        26
        Recovered:
        2,440

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    In doing so, you, Sir, completely forgot or ignored the “PATH” to “Enlightenment”, at least “Three” of it. (1) Samma Ditti (Right View) (2) Samma Sankappa (Right Thought. (3) Samma Vayama (Right Effort). Because you “Failed” to follow at least this minimum, you are presently “Suffering” mostly with “GUILT” of “Misleading” the People. You are “90” years “YOUNG” and has time to correct the course. Wish you all the “Courage”, “Wisdom” and “Strength” to get back to the “ATTHANGIKA MAGGA” (EIGHTFOLD PATH).

    “I am So Unpopular,” asks Distraught Nandasena. Mr. Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapakse – the President: I am happy that you raised this question, but my only worry, you asked the “WRONG” bunch of people – your Officials”. My advice to you is: Please retreat to “Isolation” (be alone) and ask for “Yourself” – “Why I am so unpopular”? If you are “SINCERE” to yourself, I bet, your “Conscience” (the Inner Energy) will provide the “TRUTH” and an “INESTIMABLE” answer. You are the “PRESIDENT” of the COUNTRY and ALL its PEOPLE. In my opinion, you were not “FIT” ( ill-equipped) “Qualitatively” and “Quantitatively” to hold such a position of HUGE RESPONSIBILITY. I say “Qualitatively” because it is an accepted fact that: “CREDIBILITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF LEADERSHIP”.

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      Simon @
      What if credibility is bought by cheating gawky ignorants, stupid people using gobell a theory to is best? .
      I see something like a big disaster ahead of Rajapakshes, but I really dont know what it is. Ll be more or less like the end of lybian coubterparts. .
      The day people start hating , throwing stones at their every appearance is no t far away. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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        Dear LLM: “Credibility” is a Virtue that one must develop with “Quality”. I described this “Quality” as an “Affair of the Heart”. But that has been “deleted” from my comment. Well looking at what you said, “Credibility”, if “bought by cheating”, there is absolutely something wrong with those who “Believed” him/her to be “Credible”. Yesterday, I was watching the TV program “SATANA”. The two participants, a “Lawyer”, the other a “Doctor” from “GR’s” “Pohottuwa” proved to be the very point in your question. Thank you for the question.

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          Bro SIMON,
          .
          PUBLIC perception is made in favour of them only. This has been a long term achievement of MEDAMULANA rascals. Just look at the manner, former Speaker of the same parliament,/Chamal Rajapakse behaved himself in that chamber, his was comparable to street monger in Negombo. I think fake self adulations built up that kind of society, …. any criminals would protect them… Sinhalaya ballo wela.

          Yet today with sky high price hikes of essential items, people dont yet protest against…. it is all because of being scared by RAJAPKSHES CRIME tactics.

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    “China has told us take whatever amount you need, pay it back some day when you can. The Government has been given a clear message from China that they can give us any amount of money, to pay back whenever we can.”
    ~
    Such poppycock. Only in the unreal world money grows on trees and Santa comes down a chimney to leave free gifts!
    ~
    In the real world, the Sri Lankan economy may have just entered a phase of economic paralysis with foreign debt crisis becoming critical in 2021:
    1. Rating agencies have already downgraded Sri Lanka’s sovereign credit ratings.
    2. Contraction of trade as a percentage of GDP.
    3. Low tax revenue.
    4. Lack of foreign direct investment.
    5. Over 50% of the country’s foreign loans were commercial borrowings, most of them are International Sovereign Bonds. ISBs have a short payback period, high interest rates (over6% and to be paid biannually) and no grace period. When an ISB matures, foreign debt repayment requirements skyrocket, resulting in a large foreign currency outflow. Expect increased important controls to mitigate the outflow.
    6. Sri Lanka’s foreign debt problem leading to serious balance of payment issues.
    7. Further devaluation of the Rupee.

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      kp

      if uk or us said the same thing you would be swooning right .

      shows your stupidity

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        a14455 / April 8, 2021

        U would never see it right. – how stupid you should be ?
        :
        Get well soon.

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    Nandasena, yes you are unpopular because you are an uneducated mass murderer whose family plundered the wealth of this country.

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    All of us from all corners regardless with late Ven.Sobitha thero worked hard and united for betterment for whole Sri lankans we all united but the clue less grama sevaka ruined the good hope of our country how he betrayed the country the 56.days topple and form the illegal govnt
    Who is running ,still repatriation going on why do have to leave this.Buddha’s bless land
    Our head couldn’t even fought his country but greatful for US lottery migration

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    he thinks that by visiting every village and sitting in a purpose built thatched cottage and addressing the villagers his popularity will shoot up !

    on the contrary the villages are getting fed up with his boru show

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      This is where he lost. His is far away from any achievements. His is definitely lacking the basics. Self adulations have kept them above together with Jacksgiven by pinguththarayas, akin to a fake person tricks with levitation. But u cant fool the very same nation very sane manner again and again 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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    CT: ” “The American president is still so popular. But my popularity has really fallen – why is that” (මං හොඳටම වැටිලා ඉන්නේ) President Rajapaksa had demanded…”
     
    Really CT, did the president DEMAND to make him popular? Reading this kind of reporting is like reading a badly written novel, where the story teller lays the ground to paint the villain in the story. The subtle introduction of the word DEMAND instead of ASKED is wilful distortion of what actually happened and it is forceful way of painting a wrong picture and making the reader believe the worse of the president. I personally didn’t like the president at all, and was extremely disappointed when he was elected, but this president has shown that he genuinely want to do the best for all the people in the country. Cheap media is proving what the actual problem is. Further down in the article the conversation is translated and it says: “But my popularity is really falling. Why is that, he asked.”
     
    So, actually he didn’t DEMAND but ASK. I hope the so-called journalists at CT know the difference between DEMAND and ASK.

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    DIS. NAN.
    Coming to know one’s failure and consequent unpopularity is astute self-knowledge. Great.
    Greater still is to understand that a people fallen from poverty to penury will brace for revolt.
    Greatest is to avoid it.
    Dr. Wijewardene is the most competent Economist, coming out with the most practical courses
    of action,for redemption.
    The nation should be grateful that his pen still has ink.
    Even today the ‘Lamenter’ can appoint a “Competent Five” just to read Dr. Wijewardene’s writings
    of the last 7 years and to draw up the priorities.
    The First One can commence action thereon without waiting for the last syllable of recommendations.

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    Mr.president there is an easy way to get back your popularity among singala modays.
    1)set up some bomb blast in north using your KARUNA AMMAN AND HIS BOYS.
    2)Follow up with arrest of SOME TAMIL BOYS AND SHOOT AND KILL THEM AS LLTE GUYS.
    3)Arrest some muslim boys in the EAST AND KILL THEM and say that they are connected to APRIL BOMBING and try to flee when trying to arrest.
    4)you can do this after making arrangement with HIRU AND DERENA and they will go to town with the news every 05 seconds.
    5)you go in front of media and say you have saved singla modayas from tamil and muslim terrorist group.
    next day the 69 million will eat kiribath and will dance on the streets of south.you can arrange some of them free hand to loot tamils and muslims shops in the south.
    YOUR POPULARITY IS BACK AGAIN 100%-JAYAWEEWA.

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    if I were him If not care about cheap popularity.

    1 Reform the govt service.
    2 bring in as much investment from china as possible
    3 complete the long-overdue infrastructure projects.

    if you do these things people will call your name forever.

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      a14455 / April 8, 2021

      All these are not easy tasks in srilanka. Look at the updated HM notification produced by them 06.04. 2021, still lacks all the facets. All because they have no an ounce of wisdom though wearing academic titles behind name labels. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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    SB, one of the so well known crooks and a rogue. He has no place in any civlised society. It is a shame he met the clergy and if so for what. Regarding popularity all what he has done is to make minorities as enemies and criminals and non citizens. He played with the honor of the minority to hoodwink the foolish sinhala buddhists to win election. And then he got surrounded by a bunch of brainless cronies including even the shamless nariya GL Peries and many more and thoght hre can run the country with these bunch of fools. UN fiasco is a good example. Dinesh another clown claiming he won the vote in the UN. Colombage was branded as a fool and a liar by Tim Sebastian, oh deiyane he is the secretary to the minstry of foreign affair. Gotta cant go on surviving by destroying the minorites, taking their places of worship, their lands, their rights and identity. Now the foolish mass has realised that they were well and trult taken for a good ride, but too late. How many are having three meals a day. While majority starve they have Mrs lanka pageant and what a shame that was, an additiona feather to the country. Soon there is going to be Mrs world contest, another fun ahead.

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