22 October, 2020

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In New York, Maithri Gets Bouquet After Bouquet From US

President Maithripala Sirisena appeared to be one of US’s most favourite Presidents in the Asian Region with him receiving a pat on the back from top US officials including US Secretary of State John Kerry and even President Barack Obama during the week.

At a meeting between Sirisena and Kerry on Wednesday during the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Kerry expressed his ‘admiration’ to Sirisena on how the new Sri Lanka government has re-directed the country. During the meeting, Kerry also extended ‘every possible’ assistance to Sirisena. Kerry had also congratulated Sirisena on the achievements of the unity government during past 15 months.maithri-and-obama

However, the Sri Lanka President told Kerry that despite the achievements, his government was facing a lot of challenges from both the South and the North. “For example, some of the small minority of the people in the North refused to go back to their lands due to pressure from the extremist groups”, he said.

“Similarly, some Southern groups are engaged in decrying the reconciliation process. But the unity government is determined to implement the intended programmes despite the oppositions”, Sirisena assured.

Early this week, during a banquet hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for world leaders, Obama who had met Sirisena at the event had also extended his assistance to complement Sri Lanka’s forward journey. The US President had also said that the ‘new change’ in Sri Lanka is an example for the entire world.

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    All these bouquets will be a great solace to him when the VAT hits the common man upon his return.

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      birds of feather flock to gather.
      No wonder the president of Philippine’s called him a SOB- to the point kid in every nation she served.

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        I know well that no man will ever bring out of that office the reputation which carries him into it. The honey moon would be as short in that case as in any other, and it’s moments of ecstasy would be ransomed by years of torment and hatred. – Thomas Jefferson

        (see how MR1 left now MR2 must leave before 2nd – nepotism, prankster/bankster to the core)
        ******
        Why did Bombastic Boris the pin up of Chinese youth not apologise to Obama Hussain….He holds a 30 year thesaurus of class bombas and can’t spend time on stupid people who interfered with Brexit and lost their plot.
        Jefferson passed the Embargo Act of 1807, suspending all trade with Europe. The move wrecked the American economy as exports crashed from $108 million to $22 million by the time he left office in 1809. The embargo also led to the War of 1812 with Great Britain after Jefferson left office.
        *****
        Last couple of years.Obama printed $4 Trillion and went to war exactly like Hitler and his predecessor.

        The golden handshake he has given the poor of America is zero hour contract- hire and fire , no medical, no nothing and the wage is barely enough to cover expenses- just to adjust the unemployment figures so that the future president who be a democrat.

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          Every Possible Help to keep China at bay from Sri lanka and the Indian Ocean would be forth coming from US of course!

          Sri Lanka needs to keep a fine balance and get the aid it needs to develop the country – based on ECONOMIC RIGHTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE for the people, rather than enabling China or US to dictate its development agenda and let multi-national corporations loot the country.

          Unfettered globalization is Dangerous as economist Dani Rodick of Prof of Political Economy at Harvard University recently pointed out criticizing the way FTAs are being forced on small developing countries which need to protect their agricultural producers by US and India, pushing multinational corporate interests. these corporations do not pay taxes in the coutries they operate and EU recently asked Apple pay Billions work of taxes to Ireland. Check out:
          https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/global-governance-false-economic-promise-by-dani-rodrik-2016-08

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            “”Every Possible Help to keep China at bay from Sri lanka and the Indian Ocean would be forth coming from US of course!”

            China’s strength is in its Submarines not air space or land. Lanka picture is Portuguese 500 years ago(mixture of arab+african genes) and they were built on Arabic Meta.- the world is flat so never went to the west.
            Don- you cant help thinking like them?

            “Sri Lanka needs to keep a fine balance and get the aid it needs to develop the country – based on ECONOMIC RIGHTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE for the people, rather than enabling China or US to dictate its development agenda and let multi-national corporations loot the country.”

            To date from 1948 Ceylon has not produced a great combo like LKY+Choo both intellects (both law and shared draftsmanship(she), conveyancing, litigation etc in their own right who suffered racism and understood what it is to bring up society.
            Don please read Cervantes the equal of Shakespeare- you can’t change society but society can only change by itself.- that is born free , liberty and freedom.

            I have said this on many a previous occasion: that had the mix in Singapore been different, had it been 75% Indians, 15% Malays and the rest Chinese, it would not have worked. Because they believe in the politics of contention, of opposition. But because the culture was such that the populace sought a practical way out of their difficulties, therefore it has worked.–President’s Address, Debate on President’s Address, Parliament of Singapore (March 01, 1985). Retrieved on January 16 2015.

            I will not tell you or anyone how China can tame USA in South China Sea because the country is like any other human tragedy- Gladiators might seated on 4th Gem of Gautama- mindfulness.
            The Americans know their strength and weakness- I am sufficient as I am- the magnificent idler autumn- falling leaves- LEAVES OF GRASS.
            You need to understand `human tragedy` then call yourself `compassionate people- Gautama philosophy.
            Lankan’s are bestowed with a smile but a smile never speaks the truth directly though it is a very welcome sight.
            Economist cannot run the Federal Bank- Only America can print $$$ so they shine. To tinker economy of a state one needs to understand signals as in electronics and electrics`to build a new economy one needs economics.So we say in practice to put up a new building is easier than restoration. The wise English the front facade to be retained and the rest can go with modernisation- because its expensive and the old interior is useless in modern way of living.
            Don you need to take time off and understand the world.

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      That is the reason the public like great debaters, great writers, to milk the populace dry, to kill more of their own marines, to kill more of the world populace than republican Bush at whom they laughed at for his speech.

      in legal parlance its known as off shots are loved because all are off milking.

      cow. Hillary the liar – when is she due to run away to hospital ` when she far*ts abusing public she has lost Florida- cubano Rubio fixed it.

      Trump is the Scottish Highlander – watch the space.

      Venga, muchachos.

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      President Maithripala Sirisena

      “President Maithripala Sirisena appeared to be one of US’s most favourite Presidents in the Asian Region with him receiving a pat on the back from top US officials including US Secretary of State John Kerry and even President Barack Obama during the week.”

      Congratulations and thanks for turning the Land of Native Veddah Aethho into a favorite and popular place from the infamous and notorious place under Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies.

      Remember, the USA constitution has Separation of Religion and State.

      Congratulations, again, but please do punish the guilty and the rabid dogs creating havoc.

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        Amarey, a personal question to you ( I don’t have your ctc details to ask you privately ), are you Native Aththo stock ? Or are you also a ‘Para’ Sinhalaya ? I am a mixture of both ‘Para’ Sinhala and ‘Para’Tamil.

        Cheers Amarey.

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      Patriot,

      You shed crocodile tears for the common man! Wow, wow You want that pathological embezzler of the state funds, the undisputed mafia king MR back to power. You then have the nerve to worry about the common people! The government has put VAT up because to pay for the debt created by your hero!

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        That’s the line the Thambi’s misguided hat collectors tow. With a large whole in his head he ain’t gonna come back.

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          Regardless of that.
          Didn’t it boil your patriotic blood when MR’s family looted the country?

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      VAT would not hit, at least now they should start with the taxes. Each and every country do so. In Europe, some countries pay 40% taxes (Germany/Denmark/Netherlands and the like countries): Just to exaggerate on taxes is a joke really.

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    The US loves him for dancing according the American music beyond the Americans’ expectation. He is too busy to please the Americans. He has no time to fix the useless tax system. How many rich businessmen and politicians are paying fair tax in Sri Lanka compare to common man?

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      Sira marapalanaya.
      Gotabaya is the best President you can ever have.

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        ….tell that to Trump who is also not commenting on the Tax he has paid to US Revenue as citizen.

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          You never owned a company to know what and how cooperate tax is like.
          lib/dem in power do you think the federal do not know how much it is and how payments are made.
          this is first world not 3rd word putte.
          watch the space.
          liberty & freedom is for nomads for nomads my friend

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          I pity you again you ask questions??
          why do you sit on your mind??

          Obama came to Chicago from nowhere to get married to Michelle and he became president.
          What taxes did you ask but you saw his skin and said Aye aye lassena rilaw appe baddu.
          Take time to think or you display ignorance. don’t do it.

          we are contemporary boys- watch the space.

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        Dream on fellow. That is all left for you guys currently enjoying the benefits (or the bread crumbs and bones) thrown at you by the corrupt Rajapaksa junta.

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          [Edited out]

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        Hey guys, if he would not have risked life for the nation, where would we have been to this day ?Surely, sanctions against the country could have been case the way Meeharaka ran amok not respecting the least. Today, they have been caught, Basil malaya is caught by the act – not being able to prove the mansion being built is his – if not his it should be from whom ? Whatever being questioned- though all these were under their name then, are now – no owner status.. funny no ?
        You the grass eating folks would continue singing for maraurders, but we would never give him a chance in this life. Jarapakshes have ruined the nation.

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        Gota Come on with out brothers he is nothing .

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          You first learn what is `human tragedy` by reading Shakespeare.

          If you know how the gannan karaiya changes over night at colombo you would not jump the gun.- Puddhu!

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      I leave you a Brainy Quote:

      A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. Theodore Roosevelt

      http://www.brainyquote.com

      How things have changed!

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        the man who completed the nuke (but died 2 weeks before completion)
        the man from aristocracy and decapitated seated on a wheel chair
        he missed the last bus- but before his death he admitted to his ambassadors at Russia and China that he should have heeded their advice- the birth of totalitarianism and communism.

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        BTW: my favorite subject since extrusion engineering is fading.
        3D printing- starting from embryo state.

        Who is a father of Apollo?? Nazi.

        2017 the Apollo returns and the first with a 3D printed engine- (so America does not buy Russian engines any more)
        The engines are cheaper than extrusion engineered. they cost 5 times less and carry 10 times higher load.

        Yet America has the ultimate space weapon non have- space plane, that has stayed with man for 446 days- it can shoot all satellites (they are static in space) – Without satellites the world becomes a dark hell- no GPS to guide a rocket.- Therefore Putin said only a fool would fight NATO.

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    Great ! accept these bouquets graciously, but don”t let go off your Chinese friends who have helped you more than with words, and don’t allow the US BOUQUETS to cloud your vision on International affairs .

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      eldor ado

      ” but don”t let go off your Chinese friends who have helped you more than with words,”

      Did the Chinese help this island or help themselves or MR?

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    Sirisena is doing well. congratulations he is better compared to the previous strongman but the problem is Ranil and Chandrika. These two individual always create or invent issues to slowdown the progress that Sirisena has achieved.

    Neither Ranil or Chandrika is respected much by the people of Sri Lanka. That is why they want to introduce ill conceived concepts like Federalism, ETCA and selling-off national assets to foreign mafia.

    It appears to be a a subtle campaign to ensure that Sirisena does not become popular too much. So far Sirisena has survived due to his personal charm and self-effacing conduct.

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    President Sirisena well and truly Sandwiched!

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    Cast your mind back to the fat Mahinda running after retreating dignitaries trying to avoid him this is good?

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      So true, elbowing other leaders to get a pic with the Queen, been called by them. Jeez!

      What change of times.

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    Americans love this guy because he is so submissive and subservient to the white man they know they can screw him anywhere they want without even offing him a single dollar. To get the support of other leaders they had to offer so much, whereas for this guy they only have to tap on his back and say ‘good boy.’ Despite all this new found love, have we got any significant support for anything from Americans or other Western countries? I guess despite all this, only people who have come up with real money are the Chinese. So I am wondering why do they keep blaming the previous regime for borrowing from Chinese at a high rate (which is apparently the reason for increase in VAT) but still keep borrowing from the same loan sharks? Those who are talking photographs with me and shake his hand should be put some money in his pocket as well, after all he is bending all over for their every whim.

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      “” Despite all this new found love, have we got any significant support for anything from Americans or other Western countries?””

      There is a hole in the bucket merwan,

      from the closure of suez canal 1968 SriMao started hugging the terrorist and arabs and you still hug- do you ask them for stockpile of Oil or are you leaking.- the begining of socialist/communist `uduran kanna pakshya MR1-MR2 belong to it.
      If you go to work you bring back the bread and butter home.- exports
      Exports – commodities:
      textiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish
      Exports – partners: “”World Bank/CIA stats””
      US 26.1%, UK 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015) WHERE IS CHINA??
      Arent you part of the මැර කල්ලි- Hood?? Here Comes the Hogs.
      Imports – commodities:
      petroleum, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, building materials, mineral products, foodstuffs

      Imports – partners:
      India 24.6%, China 20.6%, UAE 7.1%, Singapore 5.9%, Japan 5.7% (2015)

      What commission do you get or Do you have a mind??

      The hood is the hood there are only hoodlums in the hood. MR1-MR2 and you.
      Don’t jump the gun!!

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    maithri does not look as happy as the other two.In fact he looks annoyed.Did obama wring out some concessions from him like foreign judges?Or is it just the western food without the sambol and mallum giving indigestion?

    He must be waiting to run back for his wife’s traditional vegetable curries.

    sri lankan men rely on their wives too much.Time they did some cooking too.

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      obama has bigger problems than maithri, besides he is there only for another few months. at least for the moment he shows all his teeth to say everything is fine.

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    Not scared of it?

    Let not bouquets turn into wreaths (to the nation).

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    There goes the “reconciliation” with Tamil terrorists down the drain!

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      Gembo,
      get flushed in the European made sewers of colombo.

      at least then the smell would go away.

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    Happenings in Month of Sept, 2016.
    In New York, Maithri Gets Bouquet After Bouquet From US

    One Asian Leader gets Bouquets and another Asian Leader insults those Western Leaders in “Raw Filth” including the one who gave SIRA a Bouquet.
    Philippine President RODRIGO DUTERTE calls Barack Obama a “SON OF A WHORE” AND Curse the UN.

    Then he turns his tirade to the EU Parliament, shows a sign of a rude gesture in raising his ” MIDDLE FINGER” and states I say to them F**K you. When the EU Parliament critisise his extra judicial killings.
    Basil Fernando of AHRC/HK has gone Deaf & Dumb and gone into hiding.

    Then turned on French & Britain calling all their parliamentarians as HYCRITES.

    Nobody joins the Western chorus this time… take him to Geneva… take him to Geneva…
    HR Orgs & NGOs gone deaf & dumb and gone on early X’mas vacation.

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      thondamannay
      vetted outdated news by a `gleeful racist` yes this time different race (noun)

      He regretted it subsequently saying I should not have said it –
      Obama cancelled the meeting and Rod_did not go anywhere because his ships are stranded with XI wanting to blow them off the sea from stationed nuclear subs.

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    Americans tip well . Especially if the service is good..

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    This is the fifth time America has repeated help but the press did not bring if the Lankawe’s counterpart had responded, either favorably or not.

    Atul Keshap is doing a service exactly what Siva Sangarar Menon and Narayan did. Sooner or latter State Secretary Kerry or coming new State Secretary will be saying if tell Lankawe it is not doing; what we can do for that!

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    And another one:

    In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. Charles de Gaulle

    Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_politics.html

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    Our friends in the US will blow hot and cold. Who doesn’t? When they are friendly, they are very friendly; they well make nice things happen. On the whole, they are better to do business with than with many of the alternatives.

    At the forum, all courtesies were afforded to our Prez. He rewarded the motley gathering with the usual tripe, well boiled, and for the consumption of the attendant delegates. Still, Our Prez didn’t alienate anyone, or frighten the horses. So, back to the Island of Unfulfilled Dreams where there is real, urgent work to be done if we are to avoid the return of the dreaded Mahasona.

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      Spring Koha, socialista father to son, the newspaper,

      “Our friends i….many of the alternatives.”

      The birth of totalitarianism/communism – Stalin Mao- the people of America worked hard to fund both russia and china.eastern russia was bombed by Japan the inventors of the aircraft carries. The chinese at shanghai is well know blood and gore.- Roosevelt the man who made the bomb, and on a wheel chair was so tolerant that he did not listen to his ambassadors at both.But before his death he admitted he was wrong. So we have 2 socialist/communist like lankan puddhu folk from SWRD days. I will come to CBK the Francophile by education but a fascist by genes at a later posting.
      Franco the Frog of Spain, António De Oliveira the Iguana (`Barasso`like him was driven away by the dutch like VOC) JR the
      Mahawamse Minset – fasista played the popular rhetoric which Even the great man Lee Kuan Yew, did anti Communist but he was born in the mainland China and he understod the Chinese psyche (take a man who fights `the system` to a cul du sac and let him have with a hatchet)
      Now you see why I say Gotabaya is the best puddhu nation can have because you have non of LKY and Choo his wife calibre and never had.

      Regan of Hollywood liked the 3 humbugs of buddhism(wisdom) wealth, fame, power. JR presented him with a baby elephant when Beatles ringo star made the song- watch the baby elephant go by.- why did he take an animal from his natural habitat and its mother??

      “At the forum, all courtesies …..urgent work to be done if we are to avoid the return of the dreaded Mahasona.

      Greed must be balanced- like LKY would say or Humpty Dumpty sat on wall – or put back never again.

      My3 was your card because CBK is your favourite but My3 – maithuna -n. union , connection – sexual intercourse (sanskrit) My3 was loved by all and touted. did you know it cat_O_lick boy??
      costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
      The Japaneses believe in `To Be or not to Be` as a preamble so not a sound after 70 years but research and development courtesy USA.pay for patent rights unlike the socialist/communist of the world. and out perform the best.
      The Indians won the first war against the pakis&americans in the valley by buying(patent rights) the discarded Gnat from the Brits and modifying like a butterfly in flight- maratha army facility and they took off from the valley where no radar could detect like the Bangala war..

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      Spring Koha,

      Do you kill a mocking bird that sing? Chapter 10

      I don’t- butter_cup_fly- 2 days life span and just one variety 6 months.
      Sidney Poitier – Killing me softly. Not I in concept.

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    Obama knows what is really happened/is happening, in Sri Lanka. He, as President of USA has to humour every poor country’s leader.
    He would have been well briefed on Maithri’s biography & politics.

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    There is something wrong with this picture. The smiles look artificial and there is a slight trace of a frown from the worthy in the middle.

    Is this all a ‘make believe’by the Americans?

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      Justice & Fairplay
      try to reason out don’t be the ananda college pandithiya please.

      President meets Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
      She is a qualified Archaeologist and very intelligent ignorant people think otherwise but when she questions answers questions the truth is reveled- Sira tried to lure her to transfer technology But they reciprocate very subtly after the 1983 attacks on their artificial blue sapphire establishments- they were qualified gemologist/geologist and their children have professional practices at London which lead.- its human tragedy.

      http://www.asiantribune.com/node/88132

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    SL President looks very serious, others (US president and first lady) are very relaxed.

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