16 May, 2021

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Ire In Gehennam

By Suranimala –

I got tired of watching down and smiling to myself for the last twelve years The antics that go on there continue. Now, now this is no longer a voice from a grave. I am up here. Yes, a chosen one. Unlike my time down there St Peter welcomed me. Seems I earned a double promotion. But I must confess (here there is no need for that) I do miss scribbling. But that’s the price I paid to the guy who sent me here. Non curae sibi est.

But pause for a minute. What is going on down there? Nothing has changed since Samuel Baker wrote his book after eight years in Ceylon (1847 – 1855). Only the name has changed from Ceylon to The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. A mouthful to spew but that’s just it. Beautiful outside, rotten inside.

After I was elevated many a fellow scribe has left your shores under trying circumstances. They did not try to hang around long enough like me. Some cannot be blamed for doing so whilst others tried their best and succeeded in proving they were friends and associates of mine. They know it, I know it and even St Peter knows it.

But what of others who remained? Many have stayed true to their calling. Not venturing to go that extra mile but not selling their souls either. Lessons learned in a smart manner. This is but one side of the story. The one with the baton thinks he is more powerful now than the time I was there. He and most of you may think so. I do not. The Boss here is making certain that each one pays for what they have done. But I do not wish to spoil the story by revealing the end.

Be that as it may, my old abode is crumbling. This pandemic has laid you people bare. Not the virus itself but the cause and effects of your attitudes over centuries. You need an enemy to blame for all your faults. That has not changed The master before he was given the baton was well fortified and used his minions to decimate and subjugate scribes and others by use of force and words. He cannot help himself. He has forgotten that he wields the baton and the purpose of being given such by 6.9 million of you. The barrel was taken away from him and given a baton to lead the orchestra. The orchestra has not been fed and is crying for food. The rumbling has started. The bandmaster is livid but does not know how to alleviate the hunger of his people.

February this year he picked on another. This time it was a scribe from a sheet that is owned by one of his blue eyed lads. I know this lady well. She learned a thing or two from me when I was there leading another sheet. Never mind that she has to feed herself and the dependents by plying her chosen trade even with a blue eyed lad of the master. Even she may have not been aware that the master may pick on a garbage bin not taken away by one tasked with doing such to pick on a scribe if he/she writes about it. She did. She was called out of the blue before she could say Dilip. She was told. No, she was told off in no uncertain terms. First thing in The Morning. The language was a little more civilised than that Three little Shit eating Piggy story. All must Mandy your business or else….The blue eyed boy is safe, no matter. Even he cannot safeguard his people from the master. So I say once more, Mandy your business.

Let me tell you, people, down there something. You are hungry. All of you. The master may/can frighten, threaten, do away, harass, remand, and torture a scribe, opponent, or people who do not agree with him. That will not make the hunger go away. Keep reminding him that he cannot show that he has thin skin anymore as the master of the orchestra. The master cannot barrel away all of you. Why? He is no longer the bouncer at the door but the leader of the orchestra. The baton is not a barrel. You gave the baton and thought you took the barrel away from him. He has not understood that. His task is to feed you. Not frighten you.

The Cardinal may blow hot and then cold. Everyone up here knows what cards he holds close to his chest. The yellow robed rabble rousing lot might impress you for a while. Quit rem.

Oh by the way……the hunger referred to here is not only for food. It could be a living wage, potable water, access to medicare, schooling a child, safe transportation, peace of mind, respect for humanity, and above them an all encompassing Sri Lankan identity.

Oh, by the way, St Peter said to me that Nero was only fiddling when Rome was burning. I did not notice him looking over my shoulder when I was peeping down upon you guys.

Ticking tempus sit.

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  • 19
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    I like your style, Suranimala. I mean your writing style; what a breath of fresh air! The message was loud and clear. I would love to pick a few excerpts from your article but the best of the bunch is: “This pandemic has laid you people bare. Not the virus itself but the cause and effects of your attitudes over centuries. You need an enemy to blame for all your faults.”
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    “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.” – Joseph De Maistre
    (Every nation has the government it deserves)

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      Anyone who was close to MaRa- has no rights to live in PEACE:
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      Ahimsa’s father late SLP editor Lasantha Wickramathunga was stabbed to death on broad daylight.
      :
      Dealdasa Aka Wijedasa is still alive – for how long ? because MEDAMUNAL high criminals are roaming in the city today than anytimes in the past. They dont care about law and oder so long MERCY cows dominated srilanka would not change a lot in next few months and years. They sowed the seeds so that their political survival could last for their benefit.
      [edited out]

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        Leela,

        “Ahimsa’s father late SLP editor Lasantha Wickramathunga was stabbed to death on broad daylight.”

        According to your hero Ranil, the orders were given by Fonseka. I would say it’s true. Gotha had nothing to lose from LW, as the Courts had ruled in favor of Gotha’s defamation motion.

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          I dont have heros man, I love people with some intelligence. Do you guys see it in MEDAMULANE weeraketiya cattle thieves ? NO.
          :
          They are born to play with inncient people in this country. Had Mr Wickramsinghe been in the parliament, the mess created by YOUR BELOVED BOSSES would not have reached that level. Today, ballige puthas dont knows to whom they have provided the granted vaccine. Statistics are beyond questionable. See, not even 2 nd grade pupils would behave so, but Rajapkashes. Shameless bugger should be hung by their balls for the harm being done to srilanken nation.
          The days when they are dragged on the streets are nearing. That stupid man, became even stupidier yestreday by his newest appointment of Amunugama for POLICE and internal affairs…Lester please go to Montisori … if you dont have the basics… it is no too late man… it is for the benefit of the masses in this Rajapakshe punish srilanka.

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          Dear Lester,
          ….Gotha had nothing to lose from LW…..?
          LW was murdered in 2009 and settlement without money (not Court Ruling) was in March 2015.
          Regret that Courts DID NOT rule in favour of him, but new owners were forced by “exceptional” pressure tactics so that the new owners of the Leader preferred to get on their business if no money was demanded, as they had no interest after Lasantha was murdered and his bro Lal sold the Leader.
          It would indeed have been a different outcome if Lasantha was not murdered by….
          As Lal said in 2015 “I was the most surprised when I heard through journalistic colleagues that the case in question had been settled in court by Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the record being signed by a Director appointed by Asanga Seneviratne on the basis of an unqualified apology.”….
          See : https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/apology-to-gotabaya-by-the-sunday-leader/

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    Mr. Suranimala, if that is your real name. You are a Western Oriented Gentleman who happened to be extremely lucky to be to have your Mindy exposed to a highly sophisticated Western Culture against the backdrop of the eeky, meany Sinhala Buddhist Culture who have chosen a Pekenese Poodle to lead them. To die from COVID 19 or WUHAN Virus certainly is a bargain.

  • 17
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    Brilliant …… just Brilliant!!

    Be careful though!

    Times are getting tough ……. he might dispatch many more to join him/you.

  • 14
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    ‘Suranimala’”was a regular column in the “Sunday Leader” written by Lasantha Wicramathunga, the slain leader of “Sunday Leader”.

    This article may have been written by one of his close associates now living in exile..

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      • 6
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        Brilliant ! thanks for making it short.
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        LM

    • 9
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      Dear Srikrish,
      Yes this is a “posthumous essay by Suranimala” a.k.a. Lasantha, by someone who has even tried the many latin phrases which Lasantha was wont to use. Brilliant piece.

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        MyView, srikrish,

        Thanks for the enlightening incide.

  • 14
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    Superb. Where have you been ??? There were few hard hitting articles prior to Presidential elections and then for some reason you disappeared, now you are back.

  • 9
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    More of the same from heaven, please, Lasantha and Mandy, even if it none of your business.
    Sri Lanka needs you badly.

  • 5
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    Author demonstrated how to run relay. It is only an example, not a sample either. We show on the other side “Sinhalese-Tamil Ethnic Nationalism In Real Terms”, another essay. As it is said here some of us like to praise one these and oppose the others. What is more important is educated Buddhist Sinhalese need to act or react for this essay.

    Educated Buddhist Sinhalese need to take this lesson from this relay demonstration and need to pick up many buttons from the author’s basket and run the community relay. That is where the true sports-meets take place. A self-confession or a regret that “I wish I had the power to change world to travel into the dreams of Martin Luther King, Or Gandhi or Lincoln” is only the baby in the cradle of the process of community leaders or community activists-based TRO for the failures of their community. Hopefully, momentum will build up. True mistake makers will come forward to confess to the community. Mangala and Ranil saving Royals and Royals saving Ranil, Dulanjala, Vaalaiththodam Jr. will come to an end. The culture of impunity will be died at this point. With Harin Fernando, no more criminals sleep in the paid hospital wards to avoid investigation & innocents are tortured in lonely Bosa Prisons.

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