23 October, 2019

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Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

The President’s resolve to ensure the passage of 20A in its current form, is seen by more than twenty minor and minorities parties as a blatant attempt to dislodge them from parliament. His commitment to 20th Amendment may be due to the assurance that he gave the SLFP members when he sought their support for the 19th Amendment, yet it is important that this process is not bulldozed.

The group of small parties that met at the headquarters of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) wants the gazette notification published on the 20th amendment withdrawn and a proper consultation undertaken. Failure would mean that it passage would be challenged both in and outside parliament.

While, it is agreed and accepted that delimitation and constitutional reforms to rid the scourge of the preferential vote are an absolute necessity, and a promise in Maithripala’s Yahapalanaya manifesto that needs to be honoured, it is important that the fears expressed by the minor and minority parties are addressed forthwith.

Maithripla Buddhist monksPresident Maithripala Sirisena could stand accused of totally betraying the minority communities that ensured his victory at the Presidential election of January 2015. The 20A will eliminate the representation from parliament; most of the minority parties who helped him reach the presidency. Many of these parties do not command a large enough voter base to win electorates but are strong enough to win representations in the districts. They fear that if 20A is implemented in its current form, it would cement the two party rule. This may auger well as a nation to move away from ethnic based politics, yet, Sri Lankan electorate has been polarized along ethnic and religious lines. We need to go back to the days when the elected legislators represented all the people and communities alike. This may not be the easy after over 35 years of ethnic/communal politics that was introduced under the JR Jayewardene constitutional reforms.

Many amongst the minority communities see this the push for 20th A as a Hela Urumaya (JHU) agenda to dilute the influence of minorities in government. This calculated move would force minority parties to form alliances with Maithripala’s Sirisena’s SLFP or Ranil Wickremesinge’s UNP for their political survival. This will eventually ensure that no minority party could dictate terms or hold the remote controls of government.

The late MHM Ashroff, the founder leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) during President Chandrika Bandaranaike’s government used to claim that they held the remote controls of government with their numbers in parliament. The mainstream parties saw this as holding the majority view to ransom. This may or may not be a true assumption, but they did have the clout to demand and receive legitimate dues for their constituencies. They also used this clout to receive undue perks and privileges for themselves. If the 20A goes through, the controls of the remote would end up in the hands of either Maithripala Sirisena’s SLFP or Ranil Wickrmesinghe’s UNP.

One may wonder why the JHU is on a suicidal mission to eliminate themselves from parliament, but the reality is that they have ensured their place in Maithripala’s SLFP, knowing very well that their saffron politics will be totally rejected by the people at the next General Elections. There is no way that they could contest alone and expect to survive, so this is a face saving agenda and a convenient route back to parliament through con the 20th Amendment as all minor and minority parties would be compelled to be part of one alliance or the other.

If candidates from minority parties were to be elected from the districts where they are a minority, they would need to form alliances with major parties to be granted the benevolence of an opportunity to contest from one of the major parties. Under the current Proportional Representation, minor and minority parties can seek their votes from the entire district. Proponents of 20A will argue that they can still achieve that through the district preference, yet is it the same?

On the other hand, this may also lead to further polarization of the different communities, should they start forming alliances based on religion or language.

20A may not affect the larger minority parties line the TNA in the North and East and the Muslim Congress in the East, but it will affect these parties and all other minor and minority parties in every electorate outside their bastions.

The minority parties are convinced that the JHU and other Buddhist forces had this strategy to minimize the dominance of minority parties in government right through out the presidential campaign of Sirisena. The UNP, which would stand to gain substantially if minorities have no option but to vote for one of the main parties, remain uncommitted. On the other hand if minority parties form their own coalition, the UNP would stand to be the biggest looser.

All credit should go to Maithripala Sirisena for the passage of the 19A , yet he is in an unenviable position with regard to the 20th A. On one hand, as the leader of the SLFP, he should continue to lead the SLFP to victory at the next general elections, and on the other hand, he needs to keep his promise of the 100-day reforms to the common opposition that got him elected. To get anywhere close to achieving it, he needs the numbers in parliament, where the opposition commands the majority. Through this the majority in the SLFP has managed to hold President Sirisena to ransom.

The average civilian wants an end to this wheeler dealing and an early election may be the only option, but without the passage of the 20th A, Maithripala would be seen as a weak president by his SLFP and the group led by former President Rajapaksa. This has driven President Maithripala Sirisena to compromise on all aspects of the reforms that he promised through the Yahapalanaya Manifesto.

It would be tragic if Maithripala pushes 20A by deceit. He may not need the voters during the current term as president, but where would he be if the UNP and the minority parties that propelled him to the presidency were not part of his campaign in January 2015?

Amongst various proposals put forward by the expert committee on 20A of Asoka Abeygunawardene, Dr Sujata Gamage and Kirthi Tennakoon is the option of looking in to the suggestions of the Muslim Congress and All Ceylon National Congress to accept the dual ballot concept. This may satisfy the demand by the minorities as it would give them a chance at the preference vote, yet has it been researched well to push it through in this mighty hurry. Will this not drive us back to the “manapay pora” that we have experienced? If implemented, the biggest winner of this would be the JVP. Most people may not want to dilute the value of their vote on the JVP which stands a poor chance of getting elected under FPTP, yet many would not hesitate to vote for the person in the JVP list.

Whatever the system that would be introduced need not be pushed through in haste. Fresh elections and a fresh mandate should be given to the next government to formulate a new constitution where all Sri Lankans would be able to live in dignity and peace.

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      “Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?”

      Yes, he is:

      He is following in the foot steps of all the Sinhala leaders since independence starting with DS Senanayake in creating an exclusive Sinhala Buddhist supremacist state/country in the island.

      Tamils know it from the beginning starting with the disenfranchisement of the upcountry Tamils. Tamils’ war of liberation was to stop them being enslaved, but the international imperialists thwarted it.

      Hilmy Ahamed is waking up like Rip van Winkle only when Muslim interests are threatened in the last few years.

      All governments since independence are like puppets in the hands of the Sinhala Buddhist hierarchy starting with the Mahanayakes, Bhikkus and laymen and women.

      If Srisena deviates from the Mahavamsa script for total domination advanced by the Bhikkus he will be thrown out in no time, stop.

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    Ahmed asks “Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?”

    The answer is No.

    And we ask the uestion “Do the Jihadists want him to follow a rotating skullcap or a fez?”

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      Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?

      “The President’s resolve to ensure the passage of 20A in its current form, is seen by more than twenty minor and minorities parties as a blatant attempt to dislodge them from parliament. “

      That is the view of JVP and many others. It has to give representation to a cross section of the population, and meet peoples needs.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Voq8Ji0kJ0

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      Slayer

      “Ahmed asks “Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?”

      No however the agenda is set by saffron clad thugs.

      “And we ask the uestion “Do the Jihadists want him to follow a rotating skullcap or a fez?”

      And we ask, do you find any Jihadists actively involved themselves in this island? If you find them are they meting out Medieval Middle East justice to you or any other islanders? If you are sure of their presence how come they have allowed you to type with both hands?

      You type like the old mechanic who used to frequent this forum typing all sorts of garbage.

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      Slayer, the rotating skullcap and the fez become mana when it suits stupids like you, and hated when you are challanged. To hell with your racism.

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      Asoka Abeygunawardena and Sujatha Gamage, the architects of 20 A are both die hard JHU supporters. Asoka is Chamipaka’s closest advisor. So, you can see who is behind 20th A.

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    Hilmy,

    I have not read the article yet.

    “Is President Sirisena Following A Saffron Agenda?” YES – that is what all PMs & Presidents did.

    Sadly majority of these BUDDHISTS do not practice Buddhism.

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      Hilmy,

      The US Senate has Two senators from each state , irrespective of their populations.

      The House is represented by the population of each state, proportionately.

      That way the large states cannot push through items which are beneficial to them.

      We need a similar system. of checks and balances.

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    Mr Ahamed

    You may be a genuine person ,the problem is there are many minority with hidden agendas. secondly, while minorities due be given due place they can not be allowed to covert this only sinhalese buddist country where we become virtually a minority.
    Democracy to mind understanding is country is ruled according to wishes of majority while minorities are allowed to live but never given the place occupied by majority.
    For the last ten years or so i am in Canada but we are second class when you want to get a top job. that is usually sort of reserved for largely of British decent.
    But conduct of vast majority of Muslims do not show they are extremists.
    I was carefully examining the election results of last presidential election and i was shocked to see the way Mahinda had lost where Muslims were are Majority.
    For Example Galle, Mawanells, Akurana Muttur,ete,
    do you say the conduct of muslims were fair and reasonble.
    more than 80% had voted,
    whether it was muslim or sinhalese under time of mahinda to my understanding there was no discrimination for Muslims ,not even for anybody.
    the man from mannar .who stormed courts, was a made billions
    the other thing is when we were young ,no muslim ladies wore black garb ,but wore sarees like sinhalese but covered their head with saree.
    but because of these things ,we sinhalse buddist have reasonble concerns for conduct of your people.
    Mr ahamed we do not want our only country to be destroyed others,so Maithree is doing the reasonable thing under possible threats.

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      You don’t need minorities to destroy your (and their) country, it is very well done by your so called majority Sinhala Buddhists. Not only Muslims, all educated and right thinking Sinhala Buddhists got together to vote out the Meeharaka who has been ruining the country locally and internationally.

      He was voted out six months after his thugs attacked the Muslims in Aluthgama. So you think he loved the minorities ?

      BTW, you are not getting a top job in Canada because of your IQ level. That is what I feel after reading your post.

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      Just because you are happy to accept second class citizenship in your adopted country of 10 years does not mean minorities in Sri Lanka, Tamils, Muslims and others who were born and raised in the island with history going back centuries have to accept second class citizenship because they are a numeric minority.
      You obviously do not know the difference between majority rule and majoritarianism that is practised in Sri Lanka since the 1950s. Majoritarianism is the practise of having policies and laws that serve only the ethnic/racial/religious/tribal group that happens to be in the majority at the expense of everyone else. Like many others in Sri Lanka, you are also advocating majoritarianism, the underlying cause of all the problems and conflicts in the island.

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        what is the second class situation for minorities in SL? What right do they not enjoy? Give me a SINGLE one..

        Sinhalese cant even defend their ancient temples in their own nijaboomi

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          Sach, to start with, their right to practice their religion. I can name a thousand. How about their right to build their places of worship in their private lands. You build your Buddhist statues in ever street corner, which is public property, but Muslims are not allowed to build with their own money and property. Take Vesak or Poson, the thugs go around intimidating mostly minorities to dole out for their dansala’s. Why not lok at these. You Buddhists steal even to worship, Just look out of your window every morning to see how much of your (hard grown) flowers are stolen by white clad men and women on their way to the pansala. Is it their right to steal because they are a numerical majority

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      Mr Matarage, I respect your views, but you are probably from Mars and was not living in Sri Lanka under the Rajapaksa regime. You are unaware that there was total intimidation to the business and religious life of Muslims. Te Bodu Bala Sena was unleased on the Muslimls under MR and a number of mosques were destroyed. Have you heard anything called the Aluthgama riots? Muslims were mercilessly butchered and all the property and business were set on fire. What more could have MR done?

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        Alutgama was the climax but about all what BBS+MR + Gota did for the Muslims. What is worse is that they polluted the young minds in daham pansala by preaching them anti Muslim views. I feel very sad about this. This is killing the unity of this country

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      Matharage

      “Mr ahamed we do not want our only country to be destroyed others,so Maithree is doing the reasonable thing under possible threats.”

      The potential threat is in your brain(?). The problem is that you are sitting on it hence its not visible to you. You could be suffering from Paranoia which has no known remedy.

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    Lets be honest we are a country with 70% Buddhists and whether you like it or not you have to tow the line with the saffron agenda.

    If you want to be the President or PM you have to be a Buddhist like in any other country where the majority religion rules.

    Simple as that.

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      Jagatha, no one is contesting that 70% are Sinhala Buddhists, but the problem is the 70% Buddhist have the hinking of the 9% minority t. They fear that this country could be enslaved by the 9% minority, because they are not able to take care of their stables. They fear that their women would run away with Muslims because they prefer their way of life. What can one do if you cannot f..k them well enough that they need to seek that pleasure else where. The answer is not to castrate your neighbor but learn how to improve your performance. This applies to every aspect of our lives. It is not to be envious of everyone around you, but strive to improve yourself

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        It is their decision they can simply develop or destroy the threat….their decision in their nijabhoomi..simple as that

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    Spot on Hilmy, President Sirisena is being held to Ransom not just by the SLFpers but also by the JHU. Ratane thero wants 20A passed even if Ranil is to be sacked. Shows the wolf in sheeps clothing. They have had this agenda right from the beging and used Sirisena to acheive their objectives. Its great to see the JVP joining the smaller parties consortium. The next move should be for the small parties to form an alliance and show what they are capable of. The UNP would be the biggest looser as all the minority parties will join the small party alliance. They will certainly decide who would form the next government

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    This is the problem with the minorities. They think of themselves first and then the country. Why the F..k cant they think as Sri lankans and work towards developing the country

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      Sumeda Ratnayake

      “This is the problem with the minorities. They think of themselves first and then the country. Why the F..k cant they think as Sri lankans and work towards developing the country”

      Why the F..k can’t you treat them as fellow human being and work towards undoing the the damage done by your own Sinhala/Buddhist bigots, racists, stupids … over the past 67 years.

      Why the F..k can’t you elect honest, wise, humans to the parliament and recruit the ablest people to civil service and armed forces?

      Why the F..k can’t you stop repeating the same mistake again and again again and again again and again again and again again and again again and again

      Why the F..k can’t you stop complaining about others being the problem and start looking within you? And get on building a Nawarajarata where tyranny of the majority is completely eliminated and people like you are exiled to Bihar?

      Bihar is too good for you.

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        Well explained NV.. “Why the F..k can’t you stop complaining about others being the problem and start looking within you? “. This is a big issue and perhaps very typical to SB culture. Do you remember our mothers used to think and even complain that all our friend kids and relative’s children for all wrongs doings around us but not their own children. Evil of all others made their (Ahinsaka) angel sons to involve in bad things???

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          “Why the F..k can’t you stop complaining about others being the problem and start looking within you?

          when others falsify history, hijack your ancient places of worship, try to change the legal system of the country according to some mid east system, and try cultural genocide and in other words become a national threat, yes normal people will complain

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            sach choooooooo

            Why the F..k can’t you stop falsifying history, hijack our ancient land, try to impose your corrupt legal system of the country according to some stupid Sinhala/Buddhist bigotry, cultural genocide of my people and in other words become a national threat, …..

            However normal people has the right to complain about your arrogance, stupidity, atrocity, tyranny of the majority, crooks, murderers, war criminals, …………………

            Go back to your ancestral land South India and impose your stupidity on your brethren in Tamilnadu.

            Kallthonies converts from South India cannot be allowed to determine the future of this island. Go, your Amma is back in power or complain to your cousin Subramanian Swamy.

            Why the F..k can’t you sit on your bum, instead on your brain?

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        See men , when he asks what the problem is for minorities you have to respond

        “Why the F..k can’t you elect honest, wise, humans to the parliament and recruit the ablest people to civil service and armed forces? Why the F..k can’t you stop repeating the same mistake again and again again and again again and again again and again again and again again and again “

        Because there is none….

        Where in SL is minorities killed just because they are minorities?
        What is wrong in complaining when your ancient religious places are hijacked ?

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    Sirisena is following mahinda Rajapaksa and will soon entertain the BBS as part of his inner circle. Daham would be the conduit and we will see the hate campaign defeated. What maithri should be aware of is that the determined overthrew the mighty Rajapaksa, so Maithri would be chicken feed

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    What is needed is NOT ethnic based politics, but a mechanism needs to be found for fair representation of all communities as per their population ratio.

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    What is needed as an election immediately so that either the UNP or SLFP can form a new government that could steer the country out of this mess. Either way, Maithri and Ranil will be able to work together in the future and bring in a new constitution that would be fair by all.

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    Let us see how Sirisena is going to handle this issue. He is seen as a smart operator but how he handles this will ultimate test

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    Sir, please do not cater to hidden racist agendas of extremists. I wrote an article ; https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-20a-elections-numbers/
    Here are some important data for you.

    • Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5% (2012 est.)

    • Buddhists 70.1% Hindu 12.6%, Islam 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.2% and Other Christian 1.4%

    Like Cameron said Britain is a Christian nation, Sri Lanka just happens to be predominantly a Buddhist nation even if it is not practicing Buddhists. Now I know people will attack this with ridiculous insults to Buddhism and yes how most do not practice it. do not lump everyone in the same boat as BBS or Wahabi radicals either.

    Most Muslims nor Christians practice their faith either in SL. So why is this “muslimness” suddenly so important or “Buddistness” or “Hinduness” relevant?

    I do accept PR is better because the only party doing good work checking corruption is the JVP and SL needs a party like that. SLMC has proven again and again to go with the winning side like CWC of the olden days to garner plum ministries under UNP, PA, UFPA, CBK MR RW etc.

    Are you saying the people who crossed over at the very last minute were all doing so on idealism and principle? REALLY do you expect us to buy that canard that suddenly SLMC is all about democracy, and freedom of expression.

    Corruption runs in all parties including SLMC and everyone seems to love perks and plums of Ministerships. 82 ministers already. If they were so keen on solving national problems will they not just be happy being MPs?
    The Elections commission website (www.slelections.gov.lk) has a great record

    of results of previous elections including the 1965, 1970 and 1977 . Unfortunately the site does not have a tabulation of percentages won at each Parliamentary election before 1970.

    Before other concerns being raised by purely ethnic/racial and smaller parties how come no one is talking about the disproportionate number of female representation? 2012 partial census reveals there are 10.72 Million females and 10.06 Million males in Sri Lanka. Where are the voices representing women?

    Smaller parties cannot win seats unless it is an ethnic party in a mono-ethnic seat (North) by FPP if they do not have a no-contest pact; that has happened before. Is it more prudent to have the election under the old PR rather than FPP for now? Remember how a regime used a “referendum” to extend the life of a 5/6th majority Parliament through sheer intimidation? PR seems best.

    So at District level there is already ample representation of the ethnic minorities by percentage. In unique cases like COlombo perhaps more multi-member seats are needed? Colombo Central even voted in SLFP’s Haleem Ishak in 1977 and those who voted for him are SLFP voters who were Sinhalese and he just didn’t get voted on being Muslim. Minorities, in areas where they are the super majority will always vote for “our guy” but historically despite false accusations hurled towards Sinhalese painting them all as racists; Sinhala seats have voted for the guy representing their party rather than the person. So Colombo Central had 2 Muslim representatives including Jabeer A Cader who seated with the UNP. Sinhala MP was Vincent Perera. There were no preferential votes. Nuwara Eliya also had 3. Gamini Dissanaike, Anura Bandaranaike and Thondaman.

    In the US people use gerrymandering to carve out an edge for their party in power. When a State Govt. is won by a certain party, they readjust the borders of the seat to favor their party. The number of seats is the same but the precincts that consist that seat maybe changed. This is done both by Democrats and Republicans.

    US also has a powerful upper house : The Senate where 2 Senators are elected regardless of the size of the population to represent each State. So while California, NY and Florida may have a greater number of seats in Congress, that is held in check by the Senate unless of course there is a massive landslide favoring one party and someone gets more than 2/3rd of the Senate.

    When we read comments, with the ugly comments on all sides it seems like some people are wishing for a religious conflagration that CBK warned about. There seems to be a relentless attack by some in the minority against the majority in many columns including some who seem to adore Saudi way of life.

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      Mano Ratwatte “Like Cameron said Britain is a Christian nation,”
      Please quote your source when and where he said that.

      Ths issue is not whether Sri Lanka is a Buddhist nation or not.
      The issue is that the Buddhism is not a religion in Sri Lanka. Buddhism is politics in Sri Lanka.known as Sri Lankan Buddhism.

      All Sinhala political parties are the same. whether My3 or Mahinda or Ranil, their manifesto is Sri Lankan Buddhism.

      Sri Lanka will never be in peace with itself.The Sri Lankan Buddhism is now deep rooted with hatred.

      Sri Lankan Buddhism will put ISIS in the shadow.

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    Now Hilmy has turned the Wahabi Artillery on Buddhasassana..

    Why is this sudden attack, when SLMC, Sally and Baththudeen make up nearly 30 % of Ranil’s Yahpalanaya.

    Is it a diversion to protect the publication of Yahpalana Santhosams to its stake holders,?.

    And cover up the dangers of their actions to the security of the nation , its Economic state and last but not least the liabilities which are piled on the Tax payers in Colombo.

    Taking the last first, because it is the most important, Galleon Ravi was not joking when he was promising relief to GK depositors.

    Now Ravi has signed off LKR 8.5 Billion of Tax Money to pay the GK depositors with a caveat that Mr and Mrs Kotelawala and their directors’ assets are now totally exempt from claims from anyone.

    No wonder old Kotta was beaming the other day while praising Sira and Ranil how good this Yahapalaya is for him.

    Thank heavens our Dalits don’t pay income Tax .

    Did they have any deposits in Kotta’s GK ?…

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      I am not aware that Ravi is going to dole out, but if he did, it is the correct thing to do as the state did not regulate these finical institutions and the average government pensioner and the private sector employee who dumped their lifetimes savings in to GK need to be supported. The Rajapakayas took over all the prime property of the born again Christian and his directors by force for themselves. They stole every penny that was under the control of the Kottalawalas. They even tried to steal the shares of the employees. So, the government has a responsibility to compensate the depositors as they are responsible for regulating these companies. On the other hand, they should not be allowed to retain any property. Why should Lalith have anything left for him, when he has not legally fathered any offspring

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      For Sumane, even the JVP has become Wahabi’s. Thats how clouded his alcoholic brain is.

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    To insist that the People’s Representatives in Parliament should ethnically reflect the racial composition of the Country is the final act of destruction of harmony between the different religious groups in the Country. There can be no turning back if such a demand is implemented. The ‘Us vs Them’ syndrome would become so sharp that anyone advocating the collective ‘We’ would immediately be labelled as a ‘traitor’. Reconciliation and Unity would become mirages or at best distant dreams as the chasm between the Muslims and other Communities grow wider and deeper.

    The statistics that I have presented pertaining to voting behavior in the article titled ‘The Impact of Electoral Reforms on the Sri Lankan Muslim Community’ show very clearly that the support for Muslim Political Parties among the Muslim Community is declining very sharply.

    Under these circumstances, Muslims should ensure that they vote for candidates who will safeguard their interests inside and outside Parliament. The race and religion of such candidates are of no importance. Recall the situation that existed prior to the adoption of the 1978 Constitution, when Muslim Candidates were elected in predominantly Sinhalese or Tamil electorates and when Muslim Voters cast their ballots for non-Muslim candidates in all electorates. This is the type of ‘assimilated’ socio-political culture that the Muslim Community should endeavor to reach – not a divisive culture based on ethnic percentages. If this particular demand is implemented, we can say good-bye to the re-institution of faith, trust and harmony between the Muslim Community and the Majority Community. It would amount to the building of a wall between the two Communities.

    As Kusal Perera correctly observed in his recent article in the Colombo Telegraph (‘20A must have a Referendum’) – “Electoral reforms are not meant to satisfy political parties. They are meant to strengthen people’s representation”

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    Thank you Hilmy for an excellent article.

    Some say that the common candidate started out with an act of betrayal, which is why some hesitated to vote for him. Supporters should have seen that changing one man in the government was not going to make a huge change. In any case it did not change the country.

    Now that we are deeply into the proportional system, I feel it would be a deliberate sidelining of the minorities if the 20A is introduced. Lets listen to our minority voices for a change with compassion and understanding, it is unlikely to lead to violence, in fact the opposite.

    In a way this is the unfolding story of Sri Lanka, with its wild swings of the pendulum between economic and political extremes.

    This time I hope there are no accusations that I am representing the 47% that voted for MR, suffocatingly underrepresented on this forum, I speak in fairness.

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    IS there any muslim in this world, who work outside the quran ?

    Why do you accuse others ?

    Muslims are very good liars in the name of Islam.

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      According to Quran lie is a major sin.
      According to any scripture and certainly with bible hatred is a crime against humanity .

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      ela kolla, baludeen, Nisantha, ………..

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      Thanks for your past, present and future typing.

      Brilliant.

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        stupid vedda, what a loser

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    I’m sad to say this but right now it looks like Maithripala Sirisena Is Sri lanka’s Judas of the 21st century. He has now forgotten who voted for him.He goes about saying that he wants to get together with MR &CBK to bring the SLFP to power. Mr Sirisena when u say this kind of thing it is better to remove even yr underclothes. The Slfp did nothing for u.Except for a hand ful like Hirunika & Rajitha who had the guts to step out of the government the others only scolded you & insulted you. Had MR won the election you would have been hounded & these ppl like Nimal Siripala & Susil Premjayanth etc would have hounded you as well. Don’t forget more than 62 lakhs of ppl voted for you not because they wanted you particularly but bcause they hated Rajapakse & wanted to see an end to his rule & they trusted that should u win u would keep him out.. so how dare you say yu now want him by yr side to lead the Slfp to victory. The ppl who worked hardest for you were the Unpers. Now yOu are doing yr best to make things hrd for them by not dissolving parliamnet.This parliament has no mandate to rule for more than 100 days , everything is blockaded by the scoundrels in the UPFA who number about 150. You do not have a mandate to dance to the tune of the slfp rogues who did their best to side line you. When you act like this the body of the Unp er who died in Ratnapura will surely rise out of his grave to curse you.

    &other than perhaps a handful of the Slfpers who voted for you & the handful of Jhu voters the bulk of the more than 62 lakhs of ppl are cursing you as well.
    Ifyou accepted the presidency of the Slfp you should have made it yr task to clean up the party.but what do u do . You make members of gaming families & other ppl with terrible reputations minsters & appoint those tainted with drug dealings as advisors.

    I thought you were a good man but you seem to be worse even than MR.You have no integrity. I curse the day I voted for you.

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    Many people thought end of war will bring them diamonds and gold from god. Many people thought end of LTTE means there problems are gone? We celebrated that we have liberated the nation from LTTE terror and now we can get gold and diamond. THese were the promises given to the people by the leaders of the government? Mahinda and his government gave that promise! Many people did not think what short of country should I live at the end of war/end of LTTE? Now you have to ask the question: What went wrong? Whther the problem was LTTE terror or something more than that? Didn’t we have problems or terror before LTTE?

    Remember we have problems since indepedence. We had the so called ethnic riots or violence against Tamils. We have Sinhalese youth armed revolution/terrorism before LTTE and during LTTE time. After end of war we had ethnic riots/violence against Muslims! We have seen abductions, murders, white vans!
    What we have seen throughout independence period is law and order and justice system steadily declining overall and the racism and ethnic based politics is on the increase. As long as we recognise the true nature of problem, gold and diamonds will never reach your hands.

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