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I Too Oppose Rajapaksa Family Bandism, But It Isn’t A Reason To Quit: Vasu

Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said that he too is against the Rajapaksa family bandism within the current regime.

Vasu

Vasu

Speaking at a media briefing this evening, Minister Nanayakkara said he is against so much power and authority being concentrated within the hands of the Rajapaksa family but added that his objection to Rajapaksa family bandism alone is not good enough reason for him to quit the coalition government.

He also said that has not and will never allow anyone in the Rajapaksa family to interfere with his Ministry.

“I will ensure that I put them in their rightful places, the day they attempt to make such interference,” he added.

The Minister also said that he does not believe the people should cast their vote to Mahinda Rajapaksa out of obligation, but added that he strongly believes that no leader except Mahinda Rajapaksa an abolish the Executive Presidency and implement the required constitutional amendments.

He added that it is that belief that drives him and his party to remain within the UPFA coalition.

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    I wonder how much they paid you to write this crap, you ‘leftist’ by name but scoundrel by game?

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      Buddhist Joke about Dogma’s like socialist C Marx`
      A monk was driving in India when suddenly a dog crosses the road. The car hit and killed the dog. The monk looked around and seeing a temple, went to knock on the door. A monk opened the door. The first monk said: “I’m terribly sorry, but my karma ran over your dogma.”

      American Life for the last centenary at least:
      The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

      You see even the family very openly speak of `niche in the market` because they were born into a family of political connections as she said it at USA ( not original ivy 8)- it’s always the poor fools who vote for these scum (even TNA Suma respected him till he blew up at parliament) that never live on promises to others but to selves alone like a monk `selfish to the core.`

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      VAASI PEATHTHATA HOOIYAA.

      Does This Sahodaraya Guy have a MINISTRY??????????

      He is Afraid of Loosing his Perks and status,
      Now too old also to concentrate of what right or wrong.
      Since 1974, When I Joined to Socialist Student federation where he was the secretary, and
      This VAASI Sahodaraya Objected the opposing of Mrs Bandaranayeke’s Governance.
      Later he informed to Colvin R de Silva and who scolded our senior Cadres.

      Long LIVE,this So called Socialist Brother.

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      Vasu

      Join this Rally,without beating about the Medamulana Mara bush.

      Working masses ready!
      THURSDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2014 09:23 0 COMMENTS

      http://www.lankatruth.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7966:working-masses-ready&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

      A summit of representatives of all progressive trade unions in the country is to be held to discuss the presidential election 2015.

      The summit organized by the National Trade Union Center (NTUC) will be held at Center for Society and Religion at Maradana tomorrow (12th) at 3.00 p.m.

      Representatives from trade unions throughout the country are expected to discuss eh political situation in the country, the erosion of democracy and how to pay for a way to win rights of the working masses.

      The President of NTUC K.D. Lal Kantha and several leaders of trade unions will address the summit.

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    “but added that he strongly believes that no leader except Mahinda Rajapaksa an abolish the Executive Presidency and implement the required constitutional amendments.”

    I sometimes wonder whether jokers like this are talking from the mouth or the anal cavity. Mahinda Rajapakse is the guy who gave it in writing in 2005 that he would abolish the EP. Here we are nearly a decade later, and not only is the EP still going stronger than ever thanks to the 18A, but the government more or less ignored the JHU’s proposed 19A- two or so weeks passed between the JHU handing their proposals and quitting the UPFA. Where was Vasu and other assorted boot-lickers to come forward and say all the horseshit they’re coming out with now? In fact, Mahinda was denouncing attempts to get rid of it only a few weeks ago, saying the EP’s abolition would give rise to seperatism again- and this is the guy who we’re supposed to hope gets rid of the EP? A man who, unasked and unbidden, went ahead and changed the constitution of the country to hold on to power?

    As for no one interfering with his ministry, who on earth wants to interfere in a ministry as irrelevant and lacking in practicality as his? National Languages? He’s only got three departments under it, and the only one that’s even remotely involved in doing anything is the National Institution of Language Education and Training. Yes, very high-stakes stuff, this. I bet Vasu is holding off countless internal conspiracies by shady characters to take control of this country’s language resources. I bet the Rajapakses cant wait to control his ministry to add more letters into the Sinhala and Tamil alphabets! Aney yako.

    I don’t know whether this guy is a simple shill or a man with an extreme superiority complex.

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    Absolutely pathetic; what does this guy smoke?

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      Vasu was always for Vasi patteta hoiya (all for pomp, power, glory over even dead bodies) Like your NM’s Colvin’s who misused power to kill (dog in the manger attitude) as in a cultural revolution (of course like Mao for himself only)

      No opportunity unless you hold part position and related has always been SL left politics.- see more dynasties are trying to evolve via Social dognma from tamil to sihala to muslim.

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      It is not what he smokes, it is what he has been drinking. He has been drinking ‘Gal Arrakku’ around midday everyday for quite some time. I used to go in the restaurant next to the central bank (old) when Wickramsooriya’s ‘Sooriya’ record bar was there in the corner (1960-1980). He and Milton Perera were regulars there. He is an alcoholic and need the help of ‘AA’.

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    “I will ensure that I put them in their rightful places,” says Vasudeva Nanayakkara.

    But it is clear that the Rajapaksas have put him in his place. He makes token noises, but is an ever obedient servant like a yapping puppy. Where are his policies today when he can say that there is family bandyism but he will support these thugs?

    Who are the minorities who will even think of voting for him today? He got elected only after the Rajapaksas gave him their nomination and will not be elected if they do not give it to him at the next election. So he will stay with the government come what may and pretend to him old liberal policies by living with a woman preaching human rights. A Jekyll and Hyde couple who can be everything to everybody and have it both ways.

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      “If Sirisena Wins Poll, President and his Brothers may Try to Retain Power by Resorting to Compliant Courts or Military – ICG”

      Sri Lanka’s presidential election, scheduled for 8 January 2015, looks set to defy the predictions of many and be a true competition. As such, the polls threaten risks and promise opportunities for long-term stability and post-war reconciliation. The sudden emergence of a strong opposition candidate caught many, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa, by surprise.

      Running on a platform of constitutional reforms to limit executive power and restore independent oversight bodies, the opposition coalition led by former Rajapaksa colleague Maithripala Sirisena seems set to pose the first strong challenge to Rajapaksa in nearly a decade. Amid a restrictive climate for civil society, for Tamils and for religious minorities, the risk of serious election-related violence merits close international attention and active efforts to prevent political instability, including the possibility of extra-constitutional means by Rajapaksa to retain power.

      Reacting to disappointing results for his coalition in a series of recent provincial polls, Rajapaksa’s 20 November announcement of an early election for a third term was designed in part to strike while the opposition was still divided. To the surprise of many, a coalition of opposition parties announced that its common candidate would be Maithripala Sirisena, the general secretary of Rajapaksa’s own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

      A number of key SLFP members joined Sirisena and more defections have followed, dealing a major blow to the president. While he is still the frontrunner, for the first time since the end of the war in 2009 it can no longer be taken for granted that Rajapaksa – and with him his powerful brothers and other family members – will remain in power indefinitely.

      Should additional senior members of the SLFP or other constituents of the ruling coalition abandon the government, the pressure will mount. For the first time in years, the opposition, together with critical voices among Sri Lanka’s beleaguered civil society, are sensing that political change is a real possibility.

      At the same time, the sudden emergence of a viable joint opposition increases the chances of severe election-related violence and other malpractices. The Rajapaksas are almost certain to deploy the full resources of the state – money, vehicles, state-owned radio, TV and newspapers, civil servants and the police – in support of Mahinda’s re-election, and are widely expected to do whatever is needed to try to maintain their power. The tighter the race, the more violent it will be.

      Many fear that the radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force, or BBS) may be used to produce a violent incident designed to distract from other malpractices, or to lower Muslim turnout, or to provoke a Muslim backlash that the government would use to solidify its Sinhala base. Some suspect BBS could also be used to destabilise a new government should Sirisena win.

      With the northern and eastern provinces still under tight military control, security forces could, as in last year’s provincial election, be used to restrict campaigning by opposition parties and intimidate Tamil and Muslim voters to reduce turnout. Restrictions on travel by foreigners to the northern province, re-imposed in September 2014, will make it harder for media, diplomats and international organisations or aid workers to monitor and report on any violations.

      Should Sirisena win the vote, the president and his brothers could find other means to retain power, including resorting to the politically compliant Supreme Court to invalidate the result, or using the military as a last resort.

      In this volatile pre-election context, foreign governments and international institutions concerned with Sri Lanka’s long-term stability – among them, China, India, Japan, U.S., the UN, European Union (EU), World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) – should seek to limit the risks of serious political violence, before, during and after the election; and help create as level an electoral playing field as possible, to increase the chances for real debate and fair competition. To these ends, they should:

      support a significant election-monitoring presence – from the Commonwealth and the EU – as early as possible, insist it have full freedom of movement and provide funding to local election monitoring groups;
      deliver pre-election warnings to all political leaders to avoid serious fraud and election-related violence, including support for militant Buddhist attacks on Muslims and Christians.

      Amid Sri Lanka’s authoritarian drift and institutionalised impunity, that a real political competition is in the offing provides unexpected hope for the future. Within the current opening, however, lies potential for serious conflict given how much is at stake for all involved.

      The opportunity should be seized to make sure that the next government has the broad national credibility, internationally endorsed, to begin the process of knitting together the Sri Lankan society battered by its recent traumatic history. Whoever wins in January, core questions around national identity – issues of devolution of power, of accountability and reconciliation, and of the equal status of Tamils and Muslims in a Sinhala majority state – will remain contentious. They will require deft handling if greater instability is not to result.

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    You are incorrect. Rajapakssa never abolish Executive Presidency. He need more power to loot all Sri Lankan wealth. Especially Basil (Mr. Thirty Percent. Now his name changed from Mr. 10 Percent to Mr. 30 Percent due to inflation of the Economy) is the main thief in the Rajapaksha regime. There are so many. Lemon Puff Wimal, Hora Thankadi Mahindananda, Pavithra Apavithra, Lady Basil (Pushpa Rajapaksha) and more.
    There are good great people in the Rajapaksha family like Mrs. Ayoma Rajapaksa, and Hon. Chamal Rajapaksha. We need to respect their pure service and other Rajapaksas need to follow their path.

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    Vasu

    “Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said that he too is against the Rajapaksa family bandism within the current regime.”

    Then Just Quit, without beating about the bush.

    Just join the JVP.

    Is this the Democratic Socialistic Republic of Sri Lanka

    or

    The MaRa Dictatorship and Family Nepotistic Mara Doeskin of Sri Lanka?

    Why are you still part of it?

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      Basu like Vasu Basunna,

      Socialista (Se fue de cabron)

      Happily Agnoistic

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        We will not be surprised if Moda (never Modi!) Sirisena himself changes his mind after seeing how the split within the UNP.

        Come back Taraki, please.

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      Amare,
      Oh no!, JVP is clean and don’t want him, on the other-hand, he will never leave Jarapassa (birds of a feather).

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    The family bandit is best described here –
    US Professor Goodmans Article on Gota as a wanted war-criminal:

    http://justsecurity.org/10537/sri-lanka-gotabaya-us-citizen-war-crimes-accountability/

    “There will be no investigations in this country. … These are the people who have other motives who are asking. … I am not allowing any investigations in this country. There is no reason. Nothing wrong happened in this country. … Take it from me. … This is my final word.”

    Remember this internationally recognized utterance??

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    Vasu was not able to get through with the Anti-Hate Bill in the Parliament; he has failed to get his much boasted two-language policy implemented; and has failed in several of his attempts. These failures; are they not because MR and family obstructed him. Sorry, in his last stage of politics he is a confused man not knowing any reason to be with MR or not to be with him, but just to pass time.

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    Shameless!

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      nice one word but….

      He never had bragas (undies) to fell ashamed at all.

      He should have been in the abattoir alas he saw to it that there would be no halal and reduced the control on Muslim usage of abattoir.

      He holds a hammer (good to split a head in 2)

      and a chisel (good to sever the head from neck)

      see how the bandits work overtime??

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    Vasudeva Nanayakkara

    does not remember the word Bornapasrtist anymore. He was very fond of the word until about few years ago.

    BONAPARTIST

    1 supporter of the French emperors Napoleon I, Napoleon III, or their dynasty

    2 a political movement associated chiefly with authoritarian rule usually by a military leader ostensibly supported by a popular mandate

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    If this President is the one who would have the power to abolish EP, then why the hell he did not exercise that Power during his second tenure. He had the necessary majority to do exactly that. Vasudeva is talking nonsense in his argument. More likely, he has just negotiated a handsome cash deal from his master, biding the time at his disposal to feather his nest well. A commie turned a greedy capitalist as it appears. Change your name Vasu,you don’t deserve to assume Krishna’s alias.

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    He doesn’t want to lose his perks. That’s all!

    Sengodan. M

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      Not only that, he does not want his niece who is holding a job at the SL Embassy in Washington DC to be jobless and return to SL. These stray Dogs will always wag their tails to the Jarapassas and eat the bones that they throw……..regardless of them being in power or not…
      Wonder how Vasu’s relationship with his in laws.. Vigi and the other nutter of the UPFA..

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    So then tell us what more to be happened you to quit ? May be even if you would have been raped by Rajapakshes, you would NOT relinquish. Anyway, as some buddhists monks preach – when people become older they turn totally different – you are the best example for that. We the ones believed in you – are ashamed. May be some medicine could help you become normal :(

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    It shame on this good man to say like this . If you are a man of policy and principles you should have resigned and joined MS. If you say you do not like nepotism why do you still stay with him. Either you like it or dislike it. It doesn’t make sense to say that you cannot quit. It means you are crafty and greedy man without any policies or principles : I stil remember you when you were young you are thorwn out of parliament many trims because of your principles and now it is sad that you are sold out to MR today: your policies and principles are under the carpet .
    You may live some more years on the earth why can not you live with your own principels and die with your principles rather than dying with no principles or rather than dying while supporting nepotism: live with dignity or die with dignity ? You will have either of them if you stay with MR
    Down to MR family rule down to nepostism and down to dictatorship
    Win for MS, win for democracy and win for justice

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      The rich always “run”;

      the rich always win;

      the rich always have power;

      the rich always get the best;

      and, most of all,

      the rich always break their promises,

      to the poor fools who voted for them. LOL

      PS: remember everyone votes for the party and professors , intellects (so called/conmen),monks vasu’s head the national list in order of pickings so they just look for news.

      We teach guys that All are Mad.

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      Dr Nass,

      “good man ” – what do you mean by good man? what good has he done?
      Once upon a time Rajapakse went to Geneva to fight for human rights. Most people thought he is also a “GOOD MAN”.

      These people pretend to be GOOD.

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    This man is a liar. This man is another Weerawansa.
    He is boneless and manless puppet.

    He has no vote and He has no base.

    Do not listen to these foxes.

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    We are not surprised of his decision, but surprised of his argument that “no leader except Mahinda Rajapaksa can abolish the Executive Presidency and implement the required constitutional amendments”. We all remember why he left LSSP and formed his own party, that was because LSSP joined with SLFP to form a coalition. That was a betrayal of the working class struggle according to him.

    We have given MR two terms to change the constitution and bring about necessary changes to the electoral system. In 2010 also changing the constitution was part of the manifesto and yes, he changed it, to get more powers with the 18th amendment. If he can trust MR I think he should be able to trust anyone.

    Doesn’t he agree with the proposals brought forward by the opposition for the changes. There is only one reason, in his old age he has decided to keep his ministerial post and other perks which goes with it. He has sacrificed all his principles for that purpose only.

    I have seen two ministers worshiping MR. They are Mervyn and Pavithra, but Vasu also bent down so much, his nose nearly touched MR’s feet. I lost even the little respect I had for him, on that day. We can understand state of the old left now.

    CT: Could you please find that photo and publish so that people can see it again.

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    Bull!

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    Vasu’s reasons for quitting and not quitting the UPFA are unrealistic, childish & absurd.
    If he quits and Maithri wins, he has no gurantee of a ministership.
    If Maithri loses, he may keep it in the new cabinet, but it is doubtful.
    He has achieved nothing as a minister so far and is only a “Yes Man” in parliament.
    Vitarana too, is in a similar predicament.

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      It is appropriate to say that all the Ministers, MPS in the parliament are a sham!! all are “yes” men and women, always ready to pick up the crumbs!!The country is being run by 3 crooks and several thugs(sitting in parliament and outside in uniform) to carry out their unlawful orders

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    SL banned jokes – 2

    Robber meets Rajapaksa

    Robber: Give me all your money!
    Rajapaksa: Do you know who I am? I am Mahinda Percy Rajapaksa.
    Robber: OK. Give me all my money.

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    This is what is called a lame Excuse!!

    There is no substance in his statement. Why do you have to publish your personal opinion or is it obligation?

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    Vasu;
    I believe you.!. Million others would not.

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    He is afraid to leave Mahinda. He is an opprtunistic leftist who sold his principles to a dictator and enjoyed the life with other criminals and oppressors.

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    When Rajapaksa family bandism works in favour of me (Vasu) and my family, why should I oppose him!!!
    Vasu, When you are getting older and getting closer to death, “Nivana” or what ever you believe, why you are getting more and more selfish.. Don’t you want to do something for the country which fed you all theses years…

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    This is another monkey sitting on the fence!

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    This is the only golden opportunity to abolish the executive presidency by supporting Mithripala Sirisena. No one would believe Mahinda would do it as he has broken his promise twice. Therefore, how can you trust mahinda again?

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    Ceylon Today just reported Nanayakkara as saying:

    “If presidency not abolished in his lifetime Vasu to Commit suicide

    “Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara stated he will take his own life, if the executive presidential system was not abolished during his lifetime.”

    The man continues to bluff.He has to wait till he dies to decide if the Executive Presidency was abolished in his life time or not. And then it would be too late for him to commit suicide.

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      Do not expect someone’s death. That’s inhumane and how would you feel if someone expected for your death?

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    Kumar David does not refer to this jack-in-the-box as being of the “Dead Left” for nothing. What KD fails to mention is that, like dead fish, this b..r has begun to rot from the head and his utterances reveal this fact every time he opens his mouth.
    Trotsky must be doing kondaarung in his grave!

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    Comrade,
    Every one knows your family is beholden to MaRa and his family.

    You managed to fix your daughter ( not a career diplomat trained through the proper administrative service channel) a Plum job not in Cuba, not in China or Russia, but in the Capilasit country USA.

    As a dutiful father you can not leave the MaRa ‘ s regime.
    If you leave now even GLP can’t help your family.
    Your simple calculations are right .

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    “I Too Oppose Rajapaksa Family Bandism, But It Isn’t A Reason To Quit:”

    The only reason to quit would be if they take off my portfolio and i lose my perks and privileges.

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    Vasu is not Mad nor is he writing Verse.

    He is `Armed Injustice`

    He is living proof that :

    The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

    One wanders to the left, another to the right.
    Both are equally in error, but, are seduced by different delusions.

    Don’t Think just Do It!

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