12 August, 2020

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Is Govt Planning Facebook Blockade Asks Ranil

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked the Government in Parliament today if it was planning a ban on the social networking site Facebook after President Mahinda Rajapaksa made remarks about the network at a school ceremony recently.

Wickremesinghe said there was speculation that the Government was planning the ban soon.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently called Facebook a “plague” and said the Government had means to block the site if it was necessary.

Government Whip Dinesh Gunewardane reportedly replied the Opposition Leader in Parliament and assured the regime was not planning such a move.

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    It may become very necessary to block it, after the CW gathering, when

    Gota/BBS will open their mouth. Temporarily kept on hold at the request

    of the ruling family????

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    The fact that this question was necessary to be asked Lanka’s Parliament shows the gravity of our situation.

    Rajapassa is learning from the dictator he visited in Belarus, I suppose.

    Dinesh Gunawardena should have answered this question without his national dress sarong.

    Shame on all those who sits in government with this despotic family.

    Many politicians have tried to role back Sri Lanka’s hard won civil liberties. All have failed in the long run. Sri Lanka will prevail. Rajapassa clan is dreaming.

    Cheers!

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    poor Ranil …what is he going to do with his time without access to Facebook

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    Yes MR appears to be following China. Good let the Bugger shut, not only face book but Internet and e-mail also. Way to go Sri Lanka. At least then someone will get motivated to put a bullet in the Bugger.

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      Get your brain tested gaminiya. Its the US not China that is shut down you idiot. As for Sri Lanka, we have everything functioning smoothly with no problem whatsoever.

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        Everything functioning except your brain you pathetic lunatics.

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          Kalupahana

          “Everything functioning except your brain you pathetic lunatics.”

          Assuming of course he has a brain.

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      gamini

      “At least then someone will get motivated to put a bullet in the Bugger.”

      Will that magic bullet change everything in this rotten country?

      If that is the only way left for the people to deal with problems then who is going to pull the last trigger?

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      Gamini
      You little ‘man’ with a poison pen. Stop spewing garbage and hatred from 10000 kms away . This man is our head of state whether you like it or not . A vast majority of the population think he is doing good for the country . Just keep enjoying your refugee status where ever you are , and let us look after our own affairs – loser .

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        Anton (Jala Nala) is it because the majority of the population like MR so much, that he has to resort to election malpractices to win? He may be your President, certainly he is not recognized so, by many in society as amply displayed in this blog except a few like you. MR’s popularity can be seen if the Southern Elections are also held like the Northern Election, with Independent Observers. Then the whole world can see who the losers are. So hold your horses till then.

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    but if they block FB how can K A Sumanasekera keep in touch with his buddies

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      Ban anything. The black market will thrive.

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    @ Gamini – watch what you write ,it is not very healthy…. ( a sincere advice)

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      No wonder you folk never fought for independence but took refuge in India. 2 million folk from Baharat gave their lives WW2 from Belgium to Burma and in the partition 1.5 million unarmed unwilling hindus were killed by the muslim fanatis of porkistan until the naked fakir was shot. thereafter not a shot from the muslims. Learn or you end up Badagini.

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    MR is a shrewd operator so what was he thinking when he made such a dumbass comment. He gives FB far more credit than it deserves.

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    Actually there was a little misunderstanding from our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarth’s part about his speech of banning of Face Book in Sri Lanka. one out of 66 of his advisors advised him about this face book matter and Saddrmadveepa Chakrawarthi was very serious about it as he got the impression that Face Book is also a Book written by some Deshdrohi Author. that was the only misunderstanding and nobody should get serious about what he talks. Remember his recent interview with Al Jazeera? there he says Sri Lankan Lovers now a days use White Vans to take their Girl Friends to Hotels (Maarai Neh) Everybody knows what he is telling is “Amulika Aththa”

    We Sri Lankans knows that he has plenty of advisors to advise him about various matters such as Political, Arts, Ladies and Girls, agriculture, Tele Dramas and Actresses, culture etc. etc. Ravindra Randeniya is advising him about Film Industry while Herman Gunaratna advising him about how to shoot at UNPer’s.

    Our General Public is very Lucky because we have jokers like Mervin Silva, Wimal Weerawansa, Champika Ranawaka, Nalin De Silva, Gunadasa Amarasekara and our Saddrmadveepa Chakrawarthi also Joined the Group.

    “Suba Anagathayak”

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    politicians are scared of the sounds of human
    but the prefer bombs?

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    After getting Man-gala to assemble all the local thugs in Matara to stop that peaceful walk that was arranged by the UNP party loyalists to publicize and get public support to remove Ranil from the leadership of the UNP,it seems Ranil is back in his saddle and feels safe again.
    Otherwise, why would he talk about a useless topic. There is no real threat of facebook ban. On the cards is a ban on processions during CHOGM. Ranil loves it for he feels safe now. Over to you gamniya.

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      (Dalu)Banda is highly worried about Ranil’s Leadership more than Ranil worried. Not Only (Dalu)Banda Dull-Ass, Sanwedee nayaka also worried about Ranil’s Leadership. (paw Neh.)

      Sri Lanka is the only country organizing peaceful Marches with Armed Presidential Advisors and Presidential Security Personnel. (Mare Maru Peaceful Marches Oi)

      This (Dalu)Banda says Ranil talks about useless topic and forgets who started the useless topic.

      “Kuliyata Kahinawa” kiyanne mewwata thamai.

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    Adults only!

    My friend Satan
    who brought me a pair of spectacles
    in the strange dream
    ‘You could see all the women in nude
    except your partner.’ He handed over me
    with a smile.
    O in the morning I searched it everywhere.
    She grumbles what are you looking for so anxiously?
    I am looking for my lost glasses honey!

    to the puritan Honourable President in the Democratic Socialist Republic in Sri Lanka who boasts in a school prize giving that he could ban the facebook at any time for the children’s welfare?

    nimal p.dunuhinga

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    Once again RW has held the (dead) rope of MR..he is whirling it around and the day will soon come when it entangles the two thirds, who will say ‘aye’ and the opposition will say ‘naye'( just for the record).
    and the international community and the lankans will have an issue to debate which by pass all other important issue to come forth in the future.
    this has happened before, this will happen to tomorrow and the day after!
    we are just going to be the ignorant and foolish bystanders who will be at the receiving end.

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    Mahinda and Gota’s facebook phobia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUMbK7rHUJk

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    Dear Ranil, don’t worry about the facebook, if it is there or no still you can’t win any election.

    As long as you are contesting the election against MR, he is going to win and he can block not only facebook but the entire internet. If you don’t want it to happen, then give the UNP leadership to somebody who can win the election.

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    Those who can’t ‘face’ the public are going to ‘book’ it.

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    Mr RW, all these atrocities can be blocked by a vibrant opposition with strong back bone.However sadly that is not possible and that’s why MR can do whatever he wants.Go in front of a mirror and see who is at fault.

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    Whatever site ruining children deserve to be blocked and banned

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      It’s up to the parents to monitor their kids.

      ‘Think of the Children’ is a common cliche in the West meant to denote the opportunistic attempt by politicians and community leaders to infringe on liberty under the guise of protecting children.

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    Hi Ranil
    you think face book is the problem now. don’t become a Joker of U.N.P.
    you already gave us enough of Bracelets and Chewing um. we remember once your new friend Mangala call you Mr.Bean.

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    The facebook overthrew governments through wide social mobilization! Although it has the potential which Ranil is hoping to have as a last string, the poor old B…R does not realize that there should be a credible and charismatic leadership and FB should cover a population wide enough to penetrate into every corner of society not only Colombo 07 to be have an impact! The internet users are only 15% in Sri Lanka!! What he does not have is insight to his own narrow vision! He will never take the blinkers off due to his autistic character!!!

    CT also penetrates this 15% population! MR need not block FB or CT. He can be assured that the 15% ‘intellectuals’ cannot topple the government! Why has he ‘bought over the Leader, Rivira, Nation etc and many TV stations through his goons? that is where the penetration to the common masses happen. If the thinking of the common man is what is in the CT or enews, this government would not last a day!!

    For MR, GR and many RRRRRs facebook affects their ego, exposes their corrupt deals to the few internet literate people etc. Take the blinkers off,think wide/broad, find a new leadership and penetrate deep into society especially the poor (80%) who have votes and then talk about changing the RRRRRRRRRRRR regime! However, beware! MR is waiting to buy people (e.g. Dayasiri and >50% of the cabinet), blackmail people (GRERO of LYCEUM, Earle Gunasekera, etc etc) or threaten them, put them in jail and break their bones by false bought over/blackmailed judges (the other Shirani and the de facto CJ + many others like balapatabendi, Hettige etc etc) (eg SF case), cases against anyone trying to rock the boat (Shirani B) or make them disappear in white vans!!!!! The options are a galore in this dictatorship with a lovely greeting “Subha Anagathayak” which has the changed the meaning of SUBHA in the Sinhala language!!

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    This is what happened after the Villege Mattaya Hambanthota Kelawedda came to govern the country by voter rigging now thinking he is the Sun God.

    The absolute Pariah became President after hoodwinking voters now trying to close the mouths and free speech of the people will never work.

    He will find the same fate like the warlord Sun God VP got In a Southern Nanthikandal Goo Bokkuwa……shit dump.

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    Isn’t this Pariah has more important work to do than shutting down Face Book. It say MYOB…..mind your own business which this as…s needs to know. Bloody trouble maker.

    Mad dog gone crazy. Needs some Punnakku.

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