5 February, 2023

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If No Elections, There Can Be A Democratic Uprising! 

By Laksiri Fernando –

Dr. Laksiri Fernando

In a month’s time, the future of Sri Lanka will be decided not only in democratic terms but also in economic terms. There will be a strong democratic uprising if the government fails to hold the local government elections scheduled to be held in March 2023. By next month, whether the government allows the Elections Commission to hold the elections will be clearer. This is going to be the litmus test. 

Democracy and Free Economy are like twin sisters. No parent should try to neglect one against the other. Both are necessary to address people’s economic needs, human rights, and social wellbeing. Although Sri Lanka has been one of the pioneer countries to introduce universal franchise (1931), and democratic governance (1947), since the introduction of a presidential system (1978), democracy has taken a strong downturn, the predicament of which is experienced throughout the country by all sections of society. 

Past Character of the President? 

It is no accident that the present President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who has now come to power by accident, was a strong supporter of the presidential system that his uncle introduced in 1978. Therefore, there is no further surprise that he now makes his full efforts not to hold local government elections, clearly realizing that his party or his (Rajapaksa) allies will not be able to win the elections.    

It is well known that his popular support is minimal. An overwhelming majority of his UNP party broke away in 2020 and formed the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB – United People’s Movement) under the then deputy leader, Sujith Premadasa.  

When Ranil Wickremasinghe contested from the UNP for the Colombo District in 2020, he obtained only 30,875 votes (2.61%)! Therefore, some people called him ‘two percent leader’! He, however, obtained a nominated seat in Parliament through the ‘national list,’ a much controversial system that his uncle J. R. Jayewardene introduced to distort the electoral system in the country.  

Now he is the President! This situation itself shows that there is much distortion in the democratic system in Sri Lanka which must be corrected as soon as possible with the support of the international community. Does this situation have any economic repercussions? Yes, this is my observation and opinion. Let me raise the question who brought him to this power? It is well known, but some people forget that it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a war criminal, who brought him to this situation.

(All these should go from Politics!)

 

Of course, Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a popular backing of 6.9 million at the last presidential elections. But this does not apply to Ranil Wickremasinghe. Among the poor-quality political leaders of the country, RW appears to have some knowledge of economics! But his ideology prevails over this knowledge or ability. 

He talks about a ‘social market economy.’ But practices a ‘pure market’ yet depending on friends and associates. He was directly involved in the Bond Scam in 2015. He is also largely responsible for the present economic crisis, being the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance during 1915 and 1919. Didn’t he know about the unbearable debt obligations that the country was burdened with by that time? He repeatedly took loans and even sold the Hambantota port to China! 

Aragalaya and the President 

There is no question that the burning of his house in Colombo during the Aragalaya (struggle) last year was reprehensible. No democratic struggle in the country should go to that extent although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights warn the governments that “if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law” (UDHR Preamble).   

Could there be any doubt that the rule of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was like ‘tyranny and oppression’? He was not elected for that purpose in 2020. People do make mistakes in voting, but democratic systems allow people to correct them through democratic discussion, dialogue, regular elections and believing in human rights. However, I have never heard Wickremasinghe talking about human rights even as deception! This is no surprise because he is a member of the International Democratic Union (IDU), which was founded by people like Margaret Thatcher and George W. Bush. The members of this group call themselves ‘center-right,’ perhaps to avoid the more realistic characterization of ‘far-right.’ 

The last stages of Wickremesinghe-Sirisena rule in 2019, the Easter Sunday attacks happened like ‘Sri Lanka’s holocaust’ and until recently no iota of justice was served. Sirisena is the other culprit of economic-political disasters of the country like Gotabaya, Basil, and Mahinda Rajapaksa. All these people should go away from politics, and if not, they should be completely thrown out. Like Sirisena, Wickremasinghe also should be responsible for the Easter attacks. 

Look at the way leaders in mature democracies behave. In New Zealand, Jacinda Arden was elected as the Prime Minister in 2017 from the Labor Party. She has now given her resignation allowing another leader to take over. Few months before Sri Lankan ‘holocaust,’ two Muslim mosques were attacked by a single terrorist on the other side. Arden stood for justice firmly. Almost everyone admired the courage and impartiality of her. 

During the last couple of years, many countries faced similar crises and challenges with Covid 19, economic depressions, terror attacks, and global warming. Except people like Donald Trump or our lot, many leaders did not stick to power but duty. Duties are something that our political leaders are probably unaware of. When people have rights, the leaders have and should respect their duties. Otherwise, they should go home. 

Importance of Local Governments 

The local government institutions are the base of our democracy with ancient roots. Throughout centuries, people used to rely on Grama Sabhas (Village Councils) for their day-to-day necessities and functions. When I was a child, I clearly remember what the Moratuwa Urban Council (now Municipal) did for our community. Collection of faeces and disposing of them; maintenance of roads and cleaning them; and looking after health of the people through PHI’s, Midwife’s and Dispensers are some I can closely remember. There were no major political rivalries. The best people were elected, but mostly left-oriented ones. No one appeared to make money or be involved in heinous activities. 

During my academic career (1969-2010 with intervals), I have been involved in research on the local government system with colleagues and students in Monaragala, Badulla, Kalutara and Mahiyanganaya. The potential of Pradeshiya Sabha’s particularly in democracy and economic development were very clear. Visits to Jaffna and Kilinochchi had confirmed the same. This is what Ranil Wickremasinghe, and the Rajapaksa gangs are now trying to destroy. 

Wickremasinghe’s uncle, J. R. Jayawardene, also postponed the local government elections in 1978 and thereafter, on the pretext of introducing a District Council system. I was in Jaffna in 1981 and experienced the repercussions just before the burning of the Jaffna Library. It was to the credit of R. Premadasa that the Pradeshiya Sabha Act could be passed in 1987 and resurrect the local government system again with a clear link to the social and economic developments in particularly the rural areas. Premadasa’s background in the old Labor Party perhaps engineered this connection. Wickremasinghe’s background in this respect was and is the opposite.  

For a Peaceful Uprising  

I again would like to reiterate that the burning of Wickremasinghe’s house in Colombo and other houses of Ministers and MPs is completely reprehensible. The occupation and damaging of the President’s House and Presidential Secretariat also cannot be approved whatever the anger of the people and youth. These violations happened in line with Donald Trump’s instigations and politics in the USA. 

However, Wickremasinghe should not lead the country in the same manner. If somebody named ‘Anil’ was involved in those burnings and violence, Ranil should not follow Anil, and abuse people’s political power and democratic system. If that is the case, the people have every right to protest and stage a democratic uprising. To avoid that, Wickremasinghe should allow the holding of local government elections without any interference. Otherwise, in my opinion, it would be his political suicide. 

A peaceful and democratic uprising would be the most effective and legitimate. I would propose the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) and the Jathika Jana Balavegaya to get together in this democratic and peaceful venture. The support of Tamil and Muslim parties also should be sought. Any Aragalaya (struggle) without a clear direction and leadership would be hijacked by unreliable, anarchist and misguided sections.      

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  • 16
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    “This is what Ranil Wickremasinghe, and the Rajapaksa gangs are now trying to destroy. “
    Rajapaksas anD Ranil W destroyed this country and its economy long ago.

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      People forget that it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa a WAR CRIMINAL who brought Ranil to this situation. Hi, Laksiri are you okay ??? I am confused., I do not remember Laksiri ever saying this before???

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        Forget personalities ……. this is a struggle between the Ruling-Class and the Working-Class (relatively honest segment of the society/country.)

        Ranil’s 50 years in politics is more responsible for the state of the country today …….. even more than the Rajapakses.

        JR started the moral – whatever that was left – rot/decay of the society ……… now Ranil has finally put the cherry on the top.

        This guy has got it ……. the struggle is against the ruling-class ……… there were only 30 MPs present in parliament to fight against the Gulags Act. ……. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqjk_a8kIWw

        The other 195 were with Native ……. raving and ranting against Xi: the most important thing for the country right now!

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        To all sensitive readers only.
        .
        But even today, Delit Jayaweera (the owner of DERANA TV), one of the worst srilanken media men of the Era, seems to have the courage to see the eyes of that audience.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfVeMlsK4h4

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRnXMVZN3qc

        In a civilized country, the kind of m,en type would be marginalized by its law and order.
        But in a country, where LAW and Order is highjecked by CRIMINAls, ….. people have no option other than kneeling before divine forces.
        .
        Today he justifies in front of that audience that bringing the cover on the “fake relics taken to the Kelaniya temple” is not a bad thing for him. Till then I had special respect for Kelaniya, but Bagar’s legend has made the place desolate today. How terrible can the media do in a matter of hours?
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        These people are real criminals, if the next government does not hang these people, there is no point in talking about the politics of Sri Lanka, it is better to focus on the very poor African countries, which really need help.

    • 9
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      Ajith,
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      This writer is exceptional. His backlicking services are known to all of us.

      He stood in the kingdom of Medamumulana Babarians with great praise.

      Mahinda Rajapakshe fooled these men and uneducated majority equally again and again for his hidden propensities. Look, yet today, he cant point the finger directly act, Mahinda…. he says ” Ranil and Rajapkashes destroyed the nation and country”…. ? Who ruled the nation since 1994 ? Alas, why on earth these slaved men cant these men ” call a spade a spade ” yet today ??????

      Remember the 52-day conspiracy in October 2018, how this man appeared so intense?

      These are Rajapaksa’s permanent henchmen. Slaves with professor titles…. that is possible only in srilanka and tribal africa.
      .
      The society became ultra stupid because of the reactions of the kind of learnt idiots. If professors go after Rajapakshes, why not us … was what they might have thought.

      Even Juliampiitya amaraya, a serial killer, would have earned the respect of Mahinda s level, if srilanken UNIVERSITIY pingonnu would have adulated him for a ride.

      Above all, although none of the Rajapaksas have basic degrees, this writer and the University of Colombo “honorary doctorate degrees”: the whole world laughed at us. They didn’t care, but they acted like superior idiots.

      CONSEQUENCES ARE SEEN TODAY…..
      .
      I have no respect for Sri Lankan professors. They are no better than the Sinhala Buddhist prelates.

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      “Rajapaksas anD Ranil W destroyed this country and its economy long ago.”
      Rajapaksas one could say.
      But when did Ranil W have a chance to do so long ago?
      Give him a chance to do it with IMF support.

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      People repeatedly fell for the lies of the Rajapaksas who have still been working with media whores to survive their mlechcha politics.

      Namal Bastard son of MEDAMULANA beast yet today seems to have the guts to speak to the same audience because people know in their blood that people are dumber than they pretend to be.

      Shiranti Rajapakse can do lot more in a whorehouse than represent the nation in Tehran.

      Who sent the killer woman for our nation?

      Murdered cartoonist’s beloved wife, Sanda Ekanligoda, with bold head curse the entire nation…… today.. she has no other choice but kneeling before the invisible and divine forces

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVyiiAvPODA.
      .
      In general, our people should have less much lower general knowledge about many things than they seem. They don’t think twice before getting caught by Ghanakka or the gold in the sugar temple….

      Even if the women who come touch the genitals of the men, it can be thought that it is part of the treatment. There is no limit to stupidity if there is knowledge. are mixed. People can sense, it is through invisible forces. Wickramarachchi Veeda has been busy lately. Although many others do, people follow them. Because people’s moods are pathologically depressed.

  • 13
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    People forget that it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa a WAR CRIMINAL who brought Ranil to this situation. Hi, Laksiri are you okay ??? I am confused., I do not remember Laksiri ever saying this before???

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      Give that note to Johnston and Soorawamsa they would storm the house and wreck.

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      chiv,

      Like in the old Westerns ……. Prof Laksiri is a hip-shooter: shoots from the hip …… has a quick-draw.

      Quick to bestow Doctorates ……… and quick to take them back :))

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      chiv,
      .
      People forget things more easily than they seem… not insulting cattle, they are really comparable to cattle.

      They don’t question when and how that 52 day conspiracy happened.. Bandarwella joker would come with his usual jokes, but the truth is before our eyes.

      I don’t have any hope for a future of this country so long, until the older generation carry their usual thought patterns.

      … If the medieval savages (Rajapakshes) had any sense? Some tribal countries in africa ended up with all destructions due to egocentric decisions made by their stupid leaders….. the status of us today is similar…. even worst than that of them.

      But today, people don’t point a finger at Mahinda, DA Rajapakshe’s curse of the family…..look how slaves they are? People are to blame. I have no sympathy.

      Alas, Let GRASS be the staple food of the majority!

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      Chiv,
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      Laksiri s situation may be even more inconsistent, however, even before he became widow, he was like that. The kind of scholars can only be produced by mother lanka.
      :
      Unfortunately, our mother lanka produced such Prof. Title holders.

      As repeated somewhere else, GLP is the best example for this catergory.

  • 7
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    Here’s the plan for reviving the Economy:
    .

    Here it is:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKLQTR6Ydsw
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    A hundred and thirty seven minutes. Quite new. I haven’t listened to it yet. There was a power cut, else it would have got done. 6.00 to 8.00pm. today, I believe. At the Galadari.

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      I have now listened to the entire 137 minutes that I have linked you to above. That comment has not yet appeared.
      .
      The YouTube ended with Ms Vrai Cally Balthazar asking us to go to this trilingual website to get more information. That’s going to be a formidable task which I will certainly not attempt today.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxRVooeLzdg
      .
      The above 12 minutes in Sinhala shows Ms Balthazar addressing a public gathering on 20/01/2023, the day before nominations. Where was this meeting? To me, the building in the background looks like the Nugegoda Market. But it’s not often that I get anything right!
      .
      There will be lots of other issues that even I have raised in places like this:

      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/no-resolution-to-the-tamil-issue-no-system-change/
      .
      Mahila asked me there about manifestations of racism in my part of the country. I must, if possible answer that here.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela (NIC 48 3111444V)

    • 7
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      The next AKD rally is to be at Anuradhapura; It is to start in a few hours. AKD is going to be there, in his home area.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auE8L460pjQ
      .
      I don’t buy the story that he’s a great actor. Himself wants to be only “the first among equals.” The NPP itself is trying to make out that he is quite dispensable.
      .
      But willy nilly, the guy speaks too intelligently, and expressively. He just can’t get away saying that he’s nothing special. Let’s try to analyse the response of his kinsmen, teachers and youth to the new hero.

      • 5
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        AKD Saranan Gachchami ?
        .
        I’m dumb and how about others? Harini Saranang Gachchami would have been a better fit.
        Crying babies continue, the country is shortly before a free fall. it is on the edge of very precipice.

        May THANAKOLA be the staple of the majority !

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      This may be interested to those who really want the updates.

      I liked the video…… I really like it….. . The kind of improvement are need of the hour, no doubt about that.
      Let this become a wave in the coming days so that people first become aware of the issue. My wish is to improve people’s awareness. It will help voters to act accordingly.

      The Miss Moderator is the best in that session. May all young capable ones be awaken soon. Enough is enough we should finally see Rajaakshes being jailed forever.

  • 4
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    Could someone pls enlighten me did we asked for independence from our colonial masters and how they left us with the state.
    How dangerous was with SB ,or even to any of us.were we better off ,does the people flee to any orther countries..
    We could say they got the benefits from tea and rubber but we had vast barren lands ,they brought the saplings and the planters, basically we lend the name for tea and the land.go and see the sad plight of the planters.
    Why are they take on Muslims and the Tamils, systematically targets,destroy the livelihoods, what is the harm we done to them,we also contribute even these downfalls without choice taking the plains.
    If concerns should have develop the regional air ports,rather than a big air port for no planes.how much it’s costing to maintain the empty air port. Lease it to US forces we get money as well as security, then we don’t need air force too.save money who do we fight aginst apart from minorities with in.
    Mr.Nice have only few more years so he drag until his time.

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      “Could someone pls enlighten me did we asked for independence from our colonial masters…”
      Yes, the Jaffna youth Congress did. Ponnambalam Arunachalam did. then the Left movement did.
      But the big ‘nationalists’ of all nationalities did not.
      Independence was a deal with conservative Sinhalese leaders. Without the deal the country risked going ‘communist’.

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        SJ,
        But if you watch a few “historical ” teledramas, you might want to revise your opinion. There is much whitewashing and rewriting going on. Incredibly holy Buddhist monks and patriotic mudalalis thrown in free.
        Incidentally, any mention of the Bandaranaike assassination is as taboo as the size of a certain tooth.

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          OC
          True.
          The “historical ” teledramas are more vicious than our textbooks of history, for movies are more attractive than the print media.

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    Just more than ninety percent of Laksiri’s write up looks meaningless
    ranting ! Tired of reading over and over again and again ! We know
    Ranil , we know JRJ ,we know Rajapaksas and what they are all
    capable of doing sitting on the Driver Seat ! They are all trained to talk
    about How Developed World look From out side and nothing about how
    they got there ! And Talking to Deceive innocent people in our country
    that We Too Can , One Day Get There by Electing Selected Rogues as
    Leaders ! It is very simple logic ! Rogues , who failed , not once or twice
    will never ever make it ! And the worst part of it is , ” If they can’t do it
    then nobody else should even try it ! This is the mentality that the people
    Must Destroy , no matter the Cost !

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      ww
      Do you find ant ‘meaningful’ ranting on these pages when it comes to certain pet targets?

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        S J ,

        In one simple word ” NO”. Nearly ninety nine percent are ” you
        scratch my back I scratch yours ” . In such a culture , where
        do you expect Creativity in anything to emerge ?

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          ww
          I agree. But sadly.

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          WW,
          .
          that is in SRILANKEN genetics for some reasons.
          I thought the guy by name “Buddhika Pathirana” was an intelligent and confident SJBian. However, recently it has been revealed that the bug is extremely fake

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBYQOTz-Os

          . Do these people see themselves through the mirror?

          They all are crab walkers and what will their second generation be like?

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    “The Belt and Road Map” Project is meant to channel the exploits from Asian and African countries in dire straits to prop up the corrupt leaders back in China. Chinese contemptuously referred to Negroes as apes. It is a well known “riddle”: Q. If you see a cobra and an Indian together which one you would kill first? A. The Indian. An Indian they meant all those who live in and around the Indian sub-continent. Hope SJ will get the message.We have traded “our independence” to the Chinese for ever.

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      “Q. If you see a cobra and an Indian together which one you would kill first? A. The Indian.”
      A vile plagiarization of a Marathi anecdote: “Q. If you see a cobra and a Brahmin together which one you would kill first? A. The Brahmin.”
      This was repeated by EVR (Periyaar) casually and attributed to him for some time.
      *
      Thanks for the clear message that will stoop to any level.

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        Thanks for the very revealing message that you will stoop to any level.

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        I must pity your ignorance. This is a commonly shared belief/view by the Orientals of the Far East. I know first hand how the Yellow Skins deride the Indians. I have heard it with my own ears. Apparently you have not learned anything during your life time. You certainly is frog in a well.

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          “I must pity your ignorance. This is a commonly shared belief/view by the Orientals of the Far East.”
          I did not know that your pitying my ignorance is so widely known.
          *
          Are Indians respectful towards any race except the Whites?
          They have contempt towards their own lot by the name of caste.
          *
          Yellow skins mean Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese et al.
          You must have conducted an extensive survey.
          Keep inventing.

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            I have lived and worked together with practically all races under the sun. Eskimos included. A certain person remarked about me: you have a fantastic blend of the Asian Philosophy and the Western Culture. How about you? Wonder it is ignorance or just cussedness.

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              Mr Hanchopancha@
              FYI
              People in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers. Many people also thought it meant eater of raw meat, which connoted barbarism and violence

              Is it OK to use the word Eskimo?
              The ICC proceeded to adopt the term “Inuit” to designate all Inuit within the circumpolar region, thereby rejecting the use of “Eskimo.” This is stated in the ICC charter, signed in 1980. [5] To continue to refer to Inuit as “Eskimo” can be viewed as disrespectful toward Inuit self-determination.

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                LM,
                “Negro”, “yellow skin”…….
                Mr. HC is a bit out of date.

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                  OC,
                  .
                  I don’t think so, parts of Germany and Italy are very strict with profanity.
                  .
                  Although you may be right about the “negro and yellow skin”.

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                  OC, ‘a bit’?
                  You must be a master of understatement.

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                  I am sorry Sir. I was trying to be contextual i.e., kind of names in circulation in common use and also to drive home that very point that my erstwhile .friend would appreciate.

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                    HP,
                    Thanks for understanding. Nowadays there are some words that aren’t used in polite society.
                    Even in Sinhala, “demela” is rarely used now.

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              hp
              “I have lived and worked together with practically all races under the sun.”
              Is that how you stumbled on the ‘master race’?
              *
              One can readily recognize your blend in the style of writing: the worst of both worlds.

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                SJ. If not for the ‘master race’ the superior kind, you would not be domiciled in the Aussie Land in dignity as I understand if correctly. Have they not been too kind and generous to you? One day as I arrived home, dashing to her and told my wife that any day I would kiss a white bum. Believe you me it was the conclusion of a one harrowing day with much gratitude to an old Australian friend who saved the day for me. There are too many I know of that kind.

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                  “. If not for the ‘master race’ the superior kind, you would not be domiciled in the Aussie Land in dignity as I understand if correctly.”
                  That is very interesting, hp.
                  Since I arrived in this land, kangaroos and koala bears have disappeared. Nobody has reported the call of a kookaburra.
                  Can you please persuade the master race to arrange for their return and help us be rid of monkey menace.
                  Also ask them to arrange to impart in you a little more intelligence, as honesty is much harder to impart.

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                    “told my wife that any day I would kiss a white bum”
                    So, hp, you kiss white bums instead of your wife.
                    I wonder if she is much relieved!

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                      Idiot. It is a drive hard home expression of heartfelt gratitude. Before I ran into him I had already got kicked around past a dozen pillars and posts; all of them of the Asian kind. It also confirms that you inherited your genes from a bandit. This is the culmination surrounding the talk about the visit of His Holiness Dalai Lama an anathema to the Chinks and their lackeys in spite of Him being revered and venerated by the rest of the erudite world. I do not understand what they mean by celebrating the Independence Day when it has been sold lock stock and barrel to the Chinese.

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    The Evil Emperor was brought to the seat not by 22 M Langkang Modaya Crowd who are the ones looking for the solutions for their problems. Evil was brought to power by the Royals to save the Royals from their troubles. So, the Evil Emperor has no object or a continuous wish to be with people, unlike other politicians in the world over. From the people’s side, there are no expectations pending to be satisfied by Evil. Here a grease pole is standing in the middle of the ring to be climbed. The athletes, without hands or legs, stayed next to the pole and looked empty in their eyes. There is no political object for the Evil Emperor’s administration. Neither was any hope from the citizens, who did not select this government. There is no connection between the government, which is not selected by people, and the people have no idea which government & how to select and control that one for them. Anything present here is dire, exasperation, disappointment, empty stomach, and wounded hearts. The bravery of the children born out of the sex of a woman with lion, pride of Mahavamsa story’s Dutugemunu, eagerness to ethnic cleansing the Island from Demelo Pariahs, floating in the dream of one-way ticket to “Wonder of Asia,” Buddha Monk-hood, re-landing in the Island which with flourishing material life………gone with the wind.

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    The time when the Biryani parcel and a sip of Arrack satisfied the Langkang voters’ whole family need has passed by, in the past. Without putting any policy forward but creating minority antagonism to win the election and secure chairs in the Diyawanna Lake palace has dried out. Bribes to force the Langkang Modayas to fall behind to the world is now a dead strategy. This is a new era. Youth could not explain to themselves that how they failed in their reasonable expectation of a bachelor’s degree education, Middle class income, motorbike, with a girlfriend sitting behind, a scenic home riding back from work to their moderate home in the suburban communities. In this era, not even the broken cart’s wine mixed mud is not available to quench the thirst. But the Evil emperor, hijacking the constitution, was brought to power by those (134 + a Hitler King) who needed a temporary solution to distract the protesters and save the Royals’ asses from local & Internal courts. Thus, Evil’s duty is not towards people who rejected him 20 times in the past. So, not to the people, but his allegiance is to the Royals.

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    Election or not is not his million-dollar question for Evil. His dilemma is whether to distribute anything left in the treasury among the 134 who voted for him, with the label of election expenses or with the name of famine relief! It is their money; they will get it; but which method will fool the IMF to milk more the people in the name of development loans?

    Food or punishment for their past destruction, help or curse for the past sins and whether it is from local or international community, and yet the solution for such deep, 75 years old economic exhaustion death or rest in permanent peace in the heaven; it is not known what left for Langkang Sinhala Buddhist Modayas and their innocent dependents.

    There are a lot of blame games & finger pointing to go around within the Southern political Royal Die-Nasties; more explanations are there to be distributed from UNP-SLFP cyclical, political gymnastics to the 8 million hungry mouths; and yet there plenty of impunity remaining to be delivered to the criminality, murderer, war criminal, genocidal, rapist, looting, arson, drug peddling, church bombing, temples’ child raping political leaders of Langkang.

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    But IMF, by the mistake of holding, but not writing the check, but getting engaged in “Secret Economic revival negotiations” with the Evil, IMF is risking receiving the curse of Buddha for all past swindling Karma the Sinhala Intellectual staged to bring down the economy. Langkang had already received 15 bailout loans from IMF, but this time it has paid to receive the services of 182 comedians to blame how the IMF and the NYSEC bond holders tricked the Evil and Rowdy Royals to circumvent Langkang with their forceful loans. Whether those international (182 Un-) gentlemen do know or not, if the bonds are waived, the Royals, who a substantial party to those holdings, stand to lose more than others. The Central Bank Cabal, before he resigned, in rush redeemed a portion of the bonds the Royals were holding. But it is not what all the investments from the $19B the stolen money.

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    Unlike Indian FAM, the Demelo Pariah Dr. Jaisankar, the Chinese Exim Bank is refusing to bend its neck for an easy slashing. It is said, according to Langkang Ratna Hindu Ram’s news media, China did not give consent to participate in a common program for all creditors but was insisting on its own debt differing program. If China is treated preferentially, then, other than India, but at least the Royals in all others, will insist on the same treatment for their holding. We do not know the IMF’s opinion on this, but that kind of special treatment will certainly defeat the IMF’s condition on that issue. The IMF has not officially rejected China’s counteroffer in the media. Harsha, former State Minister of Finance, had expressed some doubts about this approach, in a press meeting, at Colombo, recently.

    Secret Solution for Tamils and postponing LC election are two bites aimed at IMF. The Evil Emperor does not want any new elections in Langkang before the IMF approves the loan. So, the reason to postpone the election is, honestly, nothing about the shortage of funds in the treasury. Shortage is not anything Langkang government worried about in the past; whether they borrow or print it, they get it. Rather, elections are only an opportunity to spend money in some way and are always a windfall for both political factions.

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    Election or not should not be anything of Tamils’ concern. Tamils are only one of the small Pawns the Evil is moving swiftly to capture and say “check” for IMF. When Evil was selected as EP by Hitler King, Evil said that his concern was only rebuilding the economy, Tamils should wait and reap the fruits of his economic developments, and he may not rush for any solution. Now the PC councils are, virtually, dead. TNA is in complete disarray. Unless God wants to send another messenger, this time, all the king’s men, and horses could not put TNA together. They could not stand together in the local council election. They have a lot of problems in this election. If they go above all these and win in the Local Council, it is no use for Tamils.

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    After the last LC election, Mr.40% laughed at TNA saying, “What are they going to do with that victory? that is not enough even to change a fused light bulb on a post stand in Jaffna roads”. Further Evil said, he does not want to participate in the UNP’s election campaign because he does not want to tell Sinhalese that he may have to negotiate with TNA for a solution. He is pretending that his priority is economic development, staying under the jackboot of Slap Party 134 MPs. He wants to let Sinhala Buddhists know that he has no idea of conducting even a parliament election and have turned the 134 Slap Partyers as UNP and keep them under his jackboot, make them to vote for all what he wants. In that last election, Old Rowdy campaigned as “You want one country or two countries” indicating the new constitution TNA wanted to have created. But the Evil never contested any of the anti-campaign Old Rowdy King did in the south against a solution for Tamils. Evil’s solution, before the LC election, is exposing his approach, i.e., this time too, only a Secret Solution, without Sinhalese participation in that. But there are more deficiencies in that talk, which I cannot exhaust in a comment, which is already long enough to be boring.

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    The Evil Emperor’s secret & silent plotting is saying that he cares only the Royals, not the people, nor the economy, no solution for Tamils. A reasonable assurance of Old Royals’ safety is dependent on reasonable satisfaction in the improvement of economy for the Sinhala Buddhist voters. Otherwise, Lemon Puff or Ganapathy Pillai or other communists will let the Slap Party go with the wind. Then the Royals’ diplomatic immunity, which they take as granted, will be in chaos. Locally & internationally. Evil knows, even if he uses the Rapist Army’s jackboots, his current opportunity will not last for too long. Unless Evil sets up own urgent closing dates like 75th Anniversary of Freedom, or Next Vesak or something like that for himself, and he couldn’t achieve anything within that time, then it is not preventable dawning the day of the apocalypse, which is ever threatening as close by. While Evil is struggling to whitewash everything before Feb 4th, but uninvitedly, the LC election, another closing date on its own will, has crept in. Sadly, the most important matter to satisfy Sinhala Buddhists’ Biriyani hunger, the IMF loan, looks more elusive than the time Evil started his primary plan to save Royals, that is jumping into the muddy water of Appe Aanduwa. Yes, this is, Evil has jumped into the rushing river, his eyes tied, to save the Royals.

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    Jumping in that river is the biggest sacrifice Evil ever made to save Old Rowdy’s “Dutugemunu” title. This saving of Dutugemunu is not a job Evil started yesterday. In 2010 he went to NYC and was shamed by UN SG and came back home but not the chin dropped down. In the recent elections which came after the war, without putting any strong election campaigns against Old Rowdy, Evil choked UNP to lose all recent elections. By refusing to set up internal investigation as asked in the UN resolution, UNP lost the Western inclination & Friendship. Earlier, he refused to fight the NCM, 2018 but invited Old Rowdy to take over the government, instead. This weakened the UNP and paved a way for the Joint Comedy Club to intensify their attack on Yahapalanaya. Evil was also a party to organize the 4/21 attack on Tamils Churches with fake Muslims terrorists’ ID, to boost Hitler King’s electability. Not following any action on the Un-Constitutional coup because to save Old Rowdy from any legal troubles, Evil created profoundly serious dissidents in the UNP like Hiruni, Vallaiththodam II, Hakeem, Mano…… Later they all got together and reduced the UNP to zero. It is not new that he is sacrificing UNP’s political future and his Mr. Clean Political image to save the Royals from their burglaries, rapes & murders.

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    But the danger of none of those sacrifices amounted anywhere near to this time. This time he and wife might have been set on fire within their house by the rowdies entering the house. Still, the Evil, instead of caring about the people and the country, cared only about the protection for Royals from their notorious criminal rampages. He knows all these sacrifices are hanging on the rope of the Chinese cooperation for loan restructuring. If China lets down Evil on loan restructuring, Evil’s more than decades of toil might go wasted.

    Central Bank Nandalala, in one of his recent Leelavenotham, indicated that Chinese consent to restructure the loans is not coming forth. So, he wants an additional 6 months to have the IMF release the loan which was approved in Sep 2022. We do not know if the loan approved by the IMF may also go soon like the MCC’s $540M donation.

    In September-October 2021, we wrote here for the middle class that if they were eating three meals, cut it down to two and save the third one in some liquid monetary form for emergencies. We did not write anything about anybody who was eating less than three meals a day. We did know there was little advice available for low-income classes as nothing could have saved them from the hurricane that was about to blow.

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    Currently, I worry I have nothing to write for the middle class too if the IMF loan takes more than 6 months or even never materializes. The IMF loan was very desperately needed by last September, and even major shareholders of Langkang like Lemon Puff approved Evil to obtain a loan from the IMF. India, America, Canada, and Japan have been giving many donations and subsidiaries to drag the time until Feb 4th. Now the extent of uncertainty is that no one is sure if that can be obtained even by next September. But sadly, no single Sinhala Intellectual in the Evils administration is worried about the country’s dire situation, but they all worry about their seats in the parliament, their pension rights & Rowdy Royals’ diplomatic immunity.

    Many authors and commentators have attempted to foresee if the next protest is going to be a peaceful one of youths, like the last one or extreme rebellious of all communities, with the participation of all caste and creed, country wide riots, holocaust, deaths, arson, and destruction………. The choice to pick what is good for is left only with the Evil Emperor.

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