23 October, 2020

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“It Is The Law Because I Say So”- Gota

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement that his verbal orders must be considered as circulars coming from the “Executive President” will have adverse implications for the public sector and for governance.

“For government to function efficiently and smoothly, there is always a set of laws, regulations, rules and procedures. These are referred to as ‘written law’. Imagine a public officer in Hambantota who acts according to a written circular and is issued a charge sheet saying that he should have acted in accordance with a verbal order to the contrary issued by the President while on an inspection tour in Vavuniya. Is the Public Service Commission to find the officer guilty of violating the President’s verbal order? When the PSC’s disciplinary order is challenged in the Supreme Court in a fundamental rights application, will the Supreme Court apply the circular or the President’s verbal order?” a retired Ministry Secretary told Colombo Telegraph on the condition of anonymity.

The former Secretary said that the President appears to be under the assumption that as President, he can give verbal orders which have the force of law. It was in the time of the Kings that whatever emanated from his mouth was unchallengeable law. Law was what the King said. Is this the President’s notion of the rule of law?

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    all this time to his cronies it-is-the-law-because-he-say-so.
    they will run around him naked to fulfil his wishes .GL Pieries /Cabrall etc…
    now Gota wants entire country to run around him naked obeying everything he says.
    mind you 20A is not passed through Parliament yet. But that is only a matter of time
    wait till then
    after 20A is passed Ali Sabry will be forced to take off his smart suit and tie and bow naked to Gota!

  • 19
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    Gota says Tamil Students are LTTE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHGEU8k-vI

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      “the President appears to be under the assumption that as President, he can give verbal orders which have the force of law”
      That’s how it is in the army. And that’s what you get when you elect an army man as president.
      Anyway, it isn’t the President’s job to micro-manage every institution. He should be issuing verbal orders to the subject ministers, and firing those who don’t perform. Why is the oh-so-efficient Gota not doing that? Because he knows they can have him thrown out, unlike the peons and clerks he uses as easy targets. Let’s see him try that with the GMOA.

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        A most perceptive comment, dear oc.
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        I didn’t expect things to get this bad so fast. Actually, this sort of thing could cause lots of problems in villages. Schooling and lands are two major concerns of villagers.

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        Is GR this ignorant and naïve? Or showing off? Or has he completely gone off his head due to the adjective “Executive”? Looks he is coming from the lineage of “Maha dena muththa”, modern day “Sir Kew Law”(circular- සර් කිවූ නීතිය) who said to his minions “when I am not around, what would your future be”? Appears he hasn’t learn any law and order, or to follow rules and regulations from USA, after living there over 20 years. Even when we hire a domestic help, we have some kind of a written agreement, not word by mouth. Even a mason who comes to put up a wall would write something and get it signed before work starts. GR seems more unstable than Maithree. He should realize this carrying children and taking pictures is a decades old trick. It is hard to believe even the “Baiyas” would fall for that. Most interesting part is Lalith is sitting next to GR and laughing at the public servant as if he hasn’t learned a lesson from ‘Sil redi” deal, by following the orders of the other Rajapakse Executive. He would have felt sense of Déjà vu, though he laughed at the public official.

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          Mr Guruge,

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2zrqzvtWio

          That has nothing to do with him being naive, but it is becoming clearer that GOTA does nt know the ABC in SRILANKEN politcs. If things would have bee easier in SL politics, JVPrs would have achieved a lot during the last 30 years. People in Sl would not tolerate authoritarianism – that is the reason why MR was defeated by 2015.
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          Let s wait and see, how stupid Gota governs …. I really dont think he will have more friends as appeared to be. Hitler had no friends either. Gotler s suicide is planned.

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        While the stupid president made this public statements to that gathering, Mr Siripala De Silva who is believed to have over 45 years exp in srilanken politics – senior guys have no other choice but stay busy with nail biting and scratiching the ears.

    • 4
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      He doesn’t just say it. He actions it if he means it. Was it actioned?

    • 6
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      “Gota says Tamil students are LTTE”. This is what I have been saying in the last few months that history is repeating itself. We are back to 1972 when student movement against government started. These students have violated court order and staged their protest. At that time it was met with harsh treatment by police and armed forces. It is said that police pointed loaded guns against these students. This type of behaviour of police is a harbinger of events to come when police and armed forces will be given impunity to do what they want by the government. This is sure to lead to these youths taking up arms against the state to win their rights. This time it will be different due to intransigence of Sinhalese to grant justice to Tamils by way of an effective sharing of power and land. According to Indian foreign ministry report, once again Modi in video conference with Mahinda has reiterated about implementing of 13th amendment to settle Tamil demands, for which Mahinda did not utter a word against.

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      Thank you for posting this Rajash. Thanks to CT for publishing it. Otherwise could have escaped our awareness.

      The harassment by the state’s security forces is bound to increase in the North and East under the climate of Gotabaya’s administration.

      Immensely impressed and touched by the resolve of those Jaffna Uni students speaking up and standing up against the harassment by SriLanka’s police and the military who are world renowned for their history of crimes.

      One of those young men so genuinely stated that this is not acceptable behaviour for a government’s police and military!

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        Dear Sugandh ,
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        You mean, of course, the Youtube, which ends with one young man eloquently speaking into the camera in Sinhalese.
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        I had listened to it all without understanding much. I wonder how much Tamil the policemen understood; could have been rather more than I did, but it is obviously the entire system that must undergo change.
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        I know that it is easier said than done. A vigorous and honest implementation of a three-language policy must be insisted on by us all. It is for different purposes that English must be learnt; in moments of stress, it won’t be much used. I hope that others also noticed that English was not used.
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        In this situation, it was for the government to have ensured that all policemen sent to the North had to be fluent in Tamil. It may not suit Gota in his triumphalist mood, but this is what is important – much more than roads through the bits of virgin forests that we have left .

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          Dear Mr. Edirisinhe,

          Yes, indeed the language barrier has resulted in poor police services to the community. Few years back, I heard some lament that when LTTE was in power, they were able to leave their doors unlocked, and did not have to be concerned about theft which had become quite frequent and violent in the post war North. The situation hasn’t changed much. The Northerners can’t get a break!

          I am personally all for learning the three languages from kindergarten and onwards as needed to gain complete proficiency. I haven’t seen any hesitation from the young Northerners on learning Sinhala. I am always surprised to see some local bus drivers and conductors in Jaffna communicating in Sinhalese with the police personnel commuting on SLTB.

          Possibilities are endless if we could just open our hearts and minds.

  • 18
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    Hitler V2.0

    Will he complete what he started?

  • 24
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    This accidental birth imbecile of a moron thinks that the sun’s shining on his backside and that’s he’s a gift from the uncanny gods to the entire world population.?
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    Sadly it’s a big NO.
    He and his fellow siblings are the devil’s gift to this now cursed beyond any redemption colony of high-class beggars.
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    Having served the war criminal murdering of the innocents pussy army he has taken it upon himself that he can bark similar to a rabid jackal who have now started roaming freely around the countryside..
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    The main culprit who has to carry the blame is the still shitting on his brain head of the department of elections and the nearly 7 million raje modaya’s who by wasting their holy right of voting brought this chap crooks into power.
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    the sad colony has no stents to treat the heart patients no money to import the essentials badly needed for the common peasants day to day existence.
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    For the ponniah rajapuk’s amending the constitution by rushing through the autocratic draconian 20th amendment to have full control for themselves.
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    Is there not a wise saying that goes or went as follows –
    Nero was fiddling with his privates whilst Rome was burning.?
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    These rajapuk’s should get their priorities right.?

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      the sad colony has no stents to treat the heart patients no money to import the essentials badly needed for the common peasants day to day existence.
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      For the ponniah rajapuk’s amending the constitution by rushing through the autocratic draconian 20th amendment to have full control for themselves.
      \
      Is there not a wise saying that goes or went as follows –
      Nero was fiddling with his privates whilst Rome was burning.?
      \
      These rajapuk’s should get their priorities right.?

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    What GR actually said….
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    “I expect public officials to consciously comprehend the problems of the people and provide solutions. I will always stand by the officials who make the right and unwavering decisions on behalf of the people. State institutions take a long time to address people’s issues. If a written inquiry from one institution does not receive a reply from the other institution within 14 days, consider it as approved.”
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    At Velanwita, Haldummulla, Badulla.
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    Velanwita is the most backward village in the Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat Division.
    Haldummulla is the most backward Divisional Secretariat Division in the Badulla District.

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      And…..
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      Respect the man who wants to change the way of doing things for the…..
      …..betterment of people.
      …..betterment of society.
      Not for the betterment of “idiotic civil society”.
      Or…..
      Not for the betterment of self appointed “guardians of NO ELECTION democracy.

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      And…..
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      Can understand the frustration of the idiots who advised us…..
      …..MY3 will be the most capable president.
      …..RW will be the most democratic politician.

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        Ms SCP,/so called old boy royalist,
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        We should really be ASHAMED whenever looking at your comments. Let alone today, you have to change your PUNNAKU brand not for us but for the sake of the masses.
        :
        So long you the kind of ilk are the majority, nothing will change towards the betterment of the masses in this country.

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      SCP
      Public officers can’t give solutions to people’s problems. It is the duty of the rulers. Public officers can only help people with their day to day activities.
      Rulers should recognize and address the changing needs of people, take policy decisions and issue new circulars.

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      SCP,
      What Gota actually said was ” if there is no approval within 14 days, consider it approved….there is no need for a circular.. what I say is the circular,…..did we fight the war with circulars? ….This is also a war!
      SCP, at least have the guts to defend what your hero says, instead of using half-truths and lies to sanitize it.
      Isn’t that what you are paid for?

  • 20
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    Sorry have no respect for “retired Ministry Secretaries who speak on the condition of anonymity”.
    It is such cowardice that is half the problem!

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    Thank goodness there is someone in this country who takes responsibility and is not afraid to hold the feet of these lazy bribe-taking govt servants to the fire.

    This is exactly what the 69 million appointed him to this job for.

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      Aj
      @
      Did not this kallathoni ever tAke any underhanded bribes.
      @
      If a poor can never live on their wages petty minded govt servant takes a cent or two you are shitting and shuttering in your panties.
      @
      One set of keys to the rajapukas and another one for the others.
      What a waste of air that you put out on this earth.
      Another all fart and no dart to do drop your skirt to do a shit ponnaya s you are

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      Just a thought. Are looters who embezzle millions of dollars through aircraft purchases and big projects any better than poorly paid govt servants taking smaller bribes, for their feet to be held to the fire. I wonder.

  • 28
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    I have read this brief report and watched the less than 5-minute video.
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    I know the area of the country in which this meeting was held, and it sounds authentic. The problems faced by the villagers, no doubt, are real.
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    However, the orders given by Gota are ridiculous, and the applause greeting them is scary.
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    This is going to lead to chaos. Who is to blame? Gota who seems not to be in his proper senses, but these were the things that he said he was going to do. It is ultimately the people who voted for a group of politicians who are to blame. The applause shows that only the reactions of those who cheer him on are heard.
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    I’m appalled.
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    Let any others who have listened to all that was said here stop saying that the voters have chosen intelligently. I will not challenge the claim that the views of the majority of voters were faithfully reflected in the results of the election.
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    That the results of all this are going to be worse than anything any of us could ever have predicted should be obvious to all humans who are guided by intelligence.

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      WTH are you appaled at? What would you a useless retired eskole mahattaya do instead?

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      Sinhala_Man: I listened to the video clip. What attracted me most was, where a school “Principal” asking for a PlayGround for the school. At that instance, the President asked: “Do you have the teachers required?” The “Principal” said “NO”. Then the President said: “Without asking for teachers, you ask for a Play-Ground”. Just imagine the “Principals” we have in schools. Next, I suppose a “Public Official” asked for a “Circula” (Chakra Lekaya) at which the President said: “Take my word and do as I say. After all, I am the President. Write down my word and act on it”. No wonder, leave aside the President, even a man with two cents worth of “Common Sense” would go mad with the types of “Concerns” that these “Public Officials” express in the discharge of their functions. Though, I do NOT agree with the UNTIMELY and UNCALLED FOR outburst of the “President” of the country, don’t you think these “Public Officials” who do not know what they are appointed to do for the welfare of the PUBLIC, must be SHAKEN UP and perhaps “WIPED” to perform their duties?

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        Dear Simon,
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        Yes, let us not imagine that it is the politicians alone who are corrupt. I began work as a Trained Teacher in 1971. Principals were keen on contracts. I was told that they were entitled to a 10% commission, and half believed it. It can only have got worse.
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        For the fall in standards of education, lots of things are to blame, including the attitudes of a society that over-values certificates. School admissions and lack of a policy of teacher deployment are just not implemented, goes without saying. Among the MPs present was Chamara Sampath Dissanayake – please research him.
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        Tireless Rajash, Sugandh has thanked you above.

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        Dear Simon Mahathayo,
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        thanks for your comment. Not many would see it but you do. How can you expect Principals to be different, in a country fake ” Nagaya brought fake relic stories” and “Hakkagediya promoting fortune stories” are above the law ? They called it BUDDHAGAMA philosophy but that has nothing to do with true teachings of LORD BUDDHA. Europeans and americans focus on the “meditation” part of buddhism while srilankens mainly work with ” jathaka stories” though they are fictitious by them then.

        If they would have been asked to eat ” COW DUNG” for three times, their mind set is made so that COWDUNG providers would become “WEERAYAS OF NEXT DAY” without any arguments.
        :
        Kovur-;Indian professor and rationalist described srilankens as ” even if they earn degrees in various fileds, end of the day, their thoughts and minds would not stand against the myths that are cemented in srilanken culture.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._T._Kovoor

        This psychologist added his thought on srilankens 5 decades ago. I have the feeling, today, people s affinities to MYTHs are more than we noticed it few decades ago. See, how many of them kneel down before you, just because their parents ask them to do so. It should come from them.

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          To tell you the truth, just after they introduced SOUTHERN HIGHWAY, I once happend to travel with few teachers in a bus from Galle to Colombo return, there those teachers were overwelmed, and were telling me, that Rajapakshes made wonders. And no matter what it is, even if their human right violation records are that high, we must not take them serious.. can you imagine my dear SIMON, how some teachers interpret it ? If I was against them, ” I was attacked me being against srilanken culture but more into western life styles”.
          .
          I also spoke to a clerk working for Island news paper (this was 7 months ago), he asked me why I am that against ” Island News paper”. I thought no point of talking to him, because he did not know real journalism.Not the least about balanced articles. Biased kind of news articles were perfectly ok for him, because fellow media men do the same. What matters was not that they should think about fair newspreads. ::: So the argument ended up being, I did not greet the man anymore since then.

          I also spoke to a company director in colombo- he said, “we dont have any other choice than supporting Rajapakshes”.

    • 5
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      Sinhala_Man when is the President going to visit Jaffna and address the University students who were bullied by the Sinhala Police and falsely accused them of LTTERs?

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      It looks as though Pasqual can locate Badulla on a map, but “Velanwita”? Let me tell you roughly where this is. If you need better substantiation, I’ll give you more links tomorrow.
      .
      I guess that most readers have been past Haputale. In which case, between Balangoda and Haputale you would have passed the township called Haldummulla. However, the Divisional Secretariat area is a large area, and Kumaratenna Vidyalaya where this meeting was held is in the area that you see from the “Haputale gap” as you approach the town from Colombo.
      .
      It was to use Google Earth, but since I’m having difficulties now let me tell you that the elevation of Haputale is roughly 5,000 feet. On a clear day you can see the sea to the South. It’s a sheer fall from Haputale to the Beragala-Wellawaya Road, which goes past Koslanda and the Diyaluma Falls. Kumaratenna is likely to be no more than 2,000 feet above msl, to be reached from that other highway, from near Nikapotha. The school now has only 16 children, typical of Sinhalese village schools. Many children travel to town schools, because after their free lessons, they feel the need for private tuition.

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    Gotabaya Rajapaksa Elected by the people of Sri Lanka with the majority by 1.4 million He president for entire Sri Lanka. His motto “do what as I say not as I do” because he was elected president by the ballot papers. He wiped out entire LTTE leadership and LTTE, giving orders to 3 forces, saying ” never say die” to soldiers. The whole world including the USA and India said this war no one is winning. Gotabaya Rajapaksa proved to the whole world how to destroy terrorism. He proved to the world how to eradicate COVID 19 also. Long live Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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      Knickerless perera
      @
      I thought to this day that it was sarath fonseka who led the army to victory.
      @
      This kallathoni of yours was importing puppy’s and raking in commission s on the import of arms inclusive of MIG aircraft that never could fly and still lies on the mantle piece of his still living mother in law
      @
      He has been squatting in the latrine for nearly a year and what on earth has he really accomplished and brought to a climax.
      @
      All fart and no shit case of yours is nothing but a waste of time.
      An arsenic arse hole of the highest calibration.

    • 2
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      So you think General Sarath Fonseka and valiant Tri Forces did nothing while GR did everything ?

  • 18
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    Say that the president says “spend Rs 10, million and repair this pool”, then where do you go for the budget? Pull the Thalikodi of the woman walking on the road?

    • 16
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      what happens if he gets angry and scream ” fxxk off”
      is that an instruction to legalise brothels?

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        Rajash,
        “is that an instruction to legalise brothels?”
        People with certain inclinations might see it as an invitation.

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          old codger

          “People with certain inclinations might see it as an invitation.”

          I think its most appropriate to mention a fact about Rajash here and now, a few years ago he went on a study tour of Thailand.

  • 28
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    Anything comes out of the cesspit of the ruling president should be the law of the country , Gotler insists – this is prior to 20A.
    It is high time people to wake up as one and defeat the proposed amendment, else Somalia is in making ???????????????

  • 20
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    These guy said that if somebody uses his name on telephone or letters, officials should not act, but should bring it to their attention. Now how the officials are going to verify if those words were really told by him.
    This is the problem of uneducated Modayas, who have not heard of delegation or management by exception going to the leadership of the country.
    Lot of Punnakku shows. It seems Sinhala Buddhist Modayas while eating Punnakku, they think that they eat Biriyani.

  • 20
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    He appeared to be proud to show his ignorance, idiocy and arrogance. He said this in the presence of a Senior Administrator Lalith Weeratunga and a crowd of peasants. Crowd cheered and LW was deaf and dumb. They are from the 69 lakhs.

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    Please do not twist simple things and spread vicious lies. The president did not say “It Is The Law Because I Say So” and any fool knows that a circular is not the law. The president is going around the country trying to get lazy corrupt public servants to do their jobs. So now these corrupt officers who just spend their working hours on the phone idling and demand bribes for the slightest thing, are trying to make an issue.
     
    “Imagine a public officer in Hambantota who acts according to a written circular…  ” What a sick twist to the actual situation. The situation is that these officers are not acting according to written circulars at all. This particular issue is about issuing a renewal of a clay license, which has already been granted, but the officers had not acted to issue it after repeated requests. What the president told is that if the officers have not acted within 14 days, that the officer who was present there should issue the renewal, so that the 16 families which depend on the clay production can resume their business which had been halted due to inaction from the officers.

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      PP,
      What Gota actually said was ” if there is no approval within 14 days, consider it approved….there is no need for a circular.. what I say is the circular,…..did we fight the war with circulars? ….This is also a war!
      I have a feeling that even you are not happy with what he actually said.

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    Current situation is even worst than that of Gamarala’s act such as appointing MR as the PM during that 52 day coup.
    *****
    Incubment President NADASENA RAAJAPAKSHE who uttered not a single word against the swearing in on a convicted murderer; as MP, a week ago but reacts today insisting, if anything comes from an executive president should be considered as „the law“: Even a GRAMASEVAKA of the day, would know it well how to respect the law in compliance with the prevailing law and order oft he country but elected president to fall even deeper, by silly statements to the gulliable villagers ? My gosh, did this guy ever live in the USA (which is the land of democracy to many).
    *****
    Is his public silly statment at all exemplary ?
    *****
    Besides, srilanken constitution -yet today respects 19 A which was passed by the previous good governance govt having strenghtened the powers oft he parliament, in the same time taking some powers away from the executive president. Defeat of his brother who abused his powers was hung by balls in their house window came after he was fully rejected by entire srilanka. Today his brother to disrespect anything and everything as if he was a down syndrome patient ?
    ******

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    Dear CT, over to you !

    We are diehard FANs of your website. We would do whatever we can help you out.
    .
    But there are hired groups today that make every effort to destroy your web site. Their intention is to work on “likes” and “dislikes” of the comments appeared on CT each of your article.

    Please be well aware of this danger. There are guys like SC Pasqual are hired men by IRAJ WEERARATNE et al under the command of GOTABAYA. Gotabaya would never want real picture be painted on SOCIAL media because it is a greater threat to his kind barbaric politcs.

    Please adjust your website regularly so that Pasqual’s blant acts would not work anymore. CREDIBILITY of “likes” and “unlikes” are highly questionable for some comments.

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      Leela,
      The point of this website is that it gives us an opportunity to freely air our views. It would be very boring if everybody had the same view. Whether or not we get “likes” matters only on Facebook. Try and beat arguments with arguments.

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        OC, please call me ” LM”. With whom do u intend to argue ? SCP is an idiot, who seems to have nothing but Rajapakshes in his head. ??????

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          Mr. leela ge …..,
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          Is “LM” shorten version of “Loose Motion”…?

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          LM,
          I feel your pain. When you get the chance, use both barrels. Otherwise, ignore them.

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            OLD CODGER,

            Thank you but – what arguments with low lives ? who seem to know nothing but to please their political leaders ? Please focus on what Mr Kovur had to say about srilanken nation, already 5 decades ago.
            .
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._T._Kovoor

            You ask me to ignore them to the manner masses in the country are upto it for many many decades ?

            You ask me to ignore them to the manner today’s PINGUTHTHARA prajawa ( 15 000 within the country) are upto ?

            You ask me to ignore them to the very same manner Local UNIVERSITY DONs/lawyers community/and other professionals
            stay mum without doing the due from their side ?

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              LM,
              You can’t be 100% sure that they are low lives. If you met them in the street you might think they are great people. Now, I don’t know Native personally, but he could be beating up his wife! So, political arguments shouldn’t become personal.

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          leelagemalli

          old codger advises you:
          “When you get the chance, use both barrels. Otherwise, ignore them.”

          Aim at S. C. Passqual’s both b***s by your both barrels.
          Careful S. C. Passqual might begin to enjoy it.

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            Dear NV,
            Appreciate ur hearted thoughts ?
            As we know, Ms SCP has no other choice than enjoying anything. So do Wimal Buruwanse, Wasidewa, Gonthadipila etal.Very often, S/HE WOULD NT HAVE ANY ARGUMENTS BUT CONTINUE Her/his MISSION SO AS SOME PINGUTHTHARA MONKS DO THE JOB promoting Rajas. S/He is not alone , Eagle eye ,Soma and other few are totally demented but would never stop with their kind of hate comments. Unfortunately behaviours of the kind of men/women are the true mirror image of srilanken society yet in 2020. Not just politicians but gullible people are equally indifferent about alarming issues today. ?????????????????????????

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        Mr. old codger,
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        He doesn’t have any valid points for arguments.
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        What else can he do…?

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    Attitude of mind is that as President, I am the Law. This is without the 20A which will give unfettered power and any order or action not to be challenged in a “court of law” even if all the judges are appointed by the President himself.
    Naduth Baduth Hamuduruwange – so what.

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    Why do you think he was in a hurry to get rid of the Lankan constipation sorry constitution. He clearly spelled out of getting rid, before elections and yet voters agreed with it. Now try living with it”. GLP says these kind of verbal orders are for “rapid development”.

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    Civil administration is compared with the deicisions and acts the way they reacted in the civil war.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMYsGvFJK8U

    Gotler seems to have the slightest information about the civil administration.
    :
    What happened to the MINISTERS appointed by them, why cant the very same president remove those ministers from those ministries ? Why does his govt limit the CABINET to a 10 if president should handle everything by his own ?

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      Ms SCP,

      Come to argue on this topic if you further say that I dont have valid points ?

      All others incl. Native Vedda , Old codger, JS and SM – please add your thoughts – thank you.

      (I may be busy with my stuff in next few days, but I will check it at nights )

      Can a president fall into the levels of gramasevaka, not knowing the little about the decisions making regarding civil administration ?
      :
      Why should he compare it with that with emergency situations ? Decisions being made in war situation are totally unique.
      Anyone with some sanity would agree with – but Ms Pasqual and ilk would not see it right as if a pion in JANATHIPATHI karyalaya would react submissively.

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      Next days, they will justify if anyone would have been hurt on the street.
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      Next days they will justify, if media men would be attacked
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      Next days they will justify if women would be abudcted and raped as was the case during his brother s rule
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      Incumbent HE continues to say that he is not a FLOATING President, but he has done nothing compared to SIRISENA s 100 day programme.
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      Nevertheless, stupid gallery of PEOPLE applaude to them, if they would not do, the consequences would be similar to that of KIM JONG in North korea, took revenge on his dissidents – An another NORTH KOREA or SOMALIa ARE in making in SRILANKA today:

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    What can you expect from a war criminal cum security guard.
    The main cause of this sad state is the Ranil.
    He destroyed the country and UNP. Thank God UNP is dead. So Ruwan W can not finish off Only UNP

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      Exactly the truth, though renowned backlickers represented by Ms Pasquale shamelessly risk promoting medieval actions of the criminals ?????????????

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      Dilshan@
      Now with all is almost revealing about the GOOD GOVERNANCE govt, how its president reacted, are u still in the view that you should put the entire blame on Mr Wickramasinghe ?
      :
      Day before yesterday, it was revealed that no active defence minister was ever appointed my President Gamarala whenever he left the country for foreign trips. So was the case also his last visit to Singapore/India shortly before that easter sunday bombing.
      :
      Since 52 day coup, PM, IGP and other same levels authorties were allowed to sit with NATIONAL SECURITY meetings. Why on earth former President thought, that the national security should be treated with that lower priorities. He is today speechless. And MR, GR and all others are eqally speechless on the issues. Hik Hik President just enjoys his moment “animating the gallery of people- if president s words are not law what are the laws ?”, stupid people applauded as if north koreans were compelled to do so.

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    Thanks to Lankan Govt, after many years Thileepan has been brought back into limelight, not just internally but internationally. A friend of mine who is much younger and into journalism, texted me from U.S asking who Thileepan was???? Lankan government has helped in solidifying him, as a true MARTYR as in Bobby Sands.

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    This is what happens when you put a primitive fellow into power saying the country needs a “Hitler”. He takes it literally. Why didn’t the Buddhist monks say the country needs an “Asoka” ?

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    It indeed is a timely wake up call for the slumbering public servants (parasites) to pull up their socks. The people crowned the HE President and not the crooked so called public servants. It is inspirational to see HE President mingling with the poor masses when as a rule the government officials are not contactable either in person or by phone. The standard excuse is either the phone is busy or they are at a meeting. Never come across them ever responding to an email. Probably due to computer illiteracy. Well done your honor HE President.

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      I owe a big apology to Mr. S.T. Kodikara who was indeed prompt and effectively responded to my phone calls and emails when he served as an Additional Secretary to the then HE President, Hon. Mr. Mahinda Rajapkshe. He must be the one and only the exception to the rule.

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    The majority of Sri Lankan citizens consisting of members of all ethnic groups and religious and ideological persuasions, consciously and deliberately voted first for a dictator and then for a dictatorship. It seems to me that of those who did not vote for this dictator and dictatorship did not do so because they preferred a different dictator and dictatorship and not because they preferred democracy.
    This love of dictators and dictatorships ingrained in all Sri Lankans is expressed through oppression and violence in all their social institution; marriage, family, school, religion, economy and state where spouses, children, students, lay followers, employees and customers and citizens are routinely treated rudely, exploited and subjected to violence and violated in various ways.
    They believe on the basis of experience; that constitutional governance through the rule of law based on the doctrine of human rights, humanitarian law and global conventions is alien, imposed, “weak” and ineffective in managing opposition and punishing and preventing corruption because the democratic process is inefficient in terms of time, and requires the cooperation, collaboration and compliance of the legislature, Judiciary and executive and all organs of the state apparatus
    What they want is governance by executive fiat enforced by the coercive force of the state and not democratic process.

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    If the President wants something done, it is the duty of the official concerned to comply instead of waiting for a circular to be issued. If there is an issue or problem he can easily take it up with the Presidents secretary or concerned authorities.
    Public servants are mostly sleeping and not doing their jobs in a proactive manner.
    Even the President coming around and addressing these problems indicates that the MPs and officials concerned are not doing their job.

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    A strain on credibility, but none the less true it appears. If a potentate visits the Prison, finds it overcrowded and as lawgiver verbally orders half the number released, won’t he become a hero to all offenders?
    Place in history as the architect of administrative disorder is assured.

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    Not Hitler, but Il Duce, Mussolini.
    “Say what you like about Mussolini, he made the trains run on time”. That was the famous excuse for Fascism, portraying the idea that while dictatorship might not be ideal, at least it got things done. It is an argument we hear again and again. After all our years of chaotic politics and corruption, perhaps what the country needs is the firm government of an autocrat. GR, people may be tempted to say, is just the man for the job.
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    Even if he is successful, who comes after him? And what use will they make of the vast powers he has allocated to the Presidency? In the long term this is an absolute disaster.

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    Mr. President, learn the basics.
    There are no verbal orders in the state service. Every order should come in writing to ensure transparency and accountability to the public.
    If you want to give an order, take the relevant file and put a “minute”. (“Minutes” are official records of actions to make sure that officers follow proper procedures and also for legal purposes.)
    If your ‘written order’ is in line with government circulars and regulations, then the Ministry Secretary or the Head of Department will take action. Otherwise, they will tell you directly that your order does not comply with government circulars. If you threatened the officers, then they will put a minute as to why they had to deviate from the usual practice (eg: presidential orders) or stand on their ground like Devani Jayatilleke.
    You need to know that state service circulars and regulations are very powerful as they have the force of the law. Even if you are the President, you cannot break the law. You need to learn how to work within state service circulars and regulations.
    In the military, you can order a soldier to wipe your shoes. But if you tell the same to a government servant, they will refuse, as it is not written in the Establishment Code.

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      Thanks, Champa,
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      This is the sort of straight-talking from you that I appreciate so much.
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      My not knowing who you are doesn’t matter at all. Your perspectives are different from mine, but you always tell us what you honestly feel, and you substantiate what you say. I explored Devani Jayatilleke a little and got enlightenment from this blog.
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      https://www.ucanews.com/news/action-needed-to-protect-sri-lankas-rainforest/89496#
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      Strange source for me to quote. It’s not Roman Catholicism that I often agonise over, but Anglicanism. No Bishop yet!
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      To state whatever else I may have to say I shall go upto where I made my first comment on this report when I couldn’t see any other responses. These ad hoc comments by Gota seem to be getting talked about in the whole country, but more especially in my geographical area.

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        My dear Sinhala Man
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        I thank you both. Champa is revealing a lot. I wait for her comments today.

        SM, please check the videos I added you lately. That will help you a lot.

        I have to thank you once again for your fine sort of thinking. Yes, those men from UVA Wellassa TV are so condesending. That guy is said to be coming from the same background and that is why he thinks he should help the poor who are really in need. But his videos revealed the untold stories of significant number of people in UVA province.
        :
        One hand, he works diehard to help the poor, but in the same time, he let kneel down even elderly people before him why ? Dont forget this is just one another YT channel only.

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    The people voted for a king as in the glorious past when Serendib was the rice bowl of the East. Accordingly, he behaves like one, and the crowds love it and cheer him on. All vestiges of so-called “democracy” need to be erased, and royal fiat installed. Perhaps a dress like Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe would be appropriate too, as Sri Lanka should not adopt western dogma or ideals which keep those “developed” countries backward..

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      Lasantha P.
      “Perhaps a dress like Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe would be appropriate too, as Sri Lanka should not adopt western dogma “
      That dress in fact was an adaptation of a Portuguese coat and hat , mixed with an Indian bottom half.

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    In our democracy, people have no alternative habit of voting a political leadership. None of the political leadership worry about the country or people. They worry about power. They use religion and ethnicity as a weapon rather than people’s wellbeing. Sinhalese majority prefer family background in politics.
    In this respect, now the country in the hands of dictatorship. It is true that there should be strict descipline throughout the system. Unfortunately, Mahinda family thinks they are above the descipline standards. In the second level, they think Buddhists Monks and sinhala military are superior and there is no need for descipline. Until the country get a leader for all, destruction is unavoidable.

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