24 September, 2020

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It’s Not Mahinda Vs. Shirani; It’s The Rajapaksas Vs. The Rest

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“No questioning arises from subservient lips”. Andrée Chedid (For Rushdie)

Ideally Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike would have prevented her husband from accepting Rajapaksa largesse; ideally.

Ideally, the Supreme Court would have resisted the 18th Amendment; ideally.

Ideally the term-limit provision would be in place and a post-Rajapaksa future just five years away; ideally.

But as Gandalf of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy told Frodo Baggins, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”. And the time that is ours has given us just three options: follow the Rajapaksas out of conviction, fear or cupidity; seek refuge in indifference; or do whatever possible, within the law and within democratic norms, to preserve the last remaining non-Rajapaksised spaces.

And for those who value the few islets of relative autonomy and marginal freedom still extant in our polity and society, supporting the CJ and the judiciary in their contestation with the Ruling Family is an inescapable duty.

Irrespective of their analysis/opinion of the CJ’s past actions.

The Rajapaksa tide is an all encompassing one; it will allow no exceptions; it seeks to submerge every aspect of political and civil life. It will dictate not only who will rule us but also how we should live and what we should think.

The Siblings are targeting the judiciary precisely because the courts are beginning to resist this absolutist tide.

In its ruling on the 2013 appropriation bill, the three-judge bench headed by Justice Shiranee Tilakawardane reiterated that finances are the sole responsibility of the legislature and stated that “…no single member of the executive should be permitted to traipse within the boundaries of that power” (The Sunday Times – 11.11.2012). Rulings such as these are of seminal importance because they remind us of those lines of power-demarcation without which a democracy will die.

It is that spirit of judicial independence the Rajapaksas want to pulverise.

The Siblings overwhelmed the CJ’s husband with largesse, partly to discredit her, partly to ensure her ‘good behaviour’. Indubitably, the impeachment would have come sooner, had the CJ resisted the Rajapaksa power-grab earlier. That is why our opinion of Ms. Bandaranaike’s past conduct should not prevent us from defending her in the impeachment battle, so long as she continues to resist the absolutist tide. In that battle she symbolises judicial independence; she stands for a judiciary which is willing to uphold the constitution even at the risk of incurring the wrath of the political leaders. That battle has a relevance beyond Rajapaksa Rule. Lankan judiciary must retain the capacity to resist anti-democratic, anti-constitutional moves by the executive, irrespective of the identity of the executive.

The impeachment is thus not a contestation between Shirani Bandaranaike and Mahinda Rajapaksa. The impeachment is not even a contestation between the executive and the judiciary in the classic sense, in the way such contestations happen in democratic contexts. It is a contestation between an ailing democracy and a voracious despotism. It is the final Rajapaksa offensive against the judiciary, in the Siblings’ overall battle to sealSri Lanka’s fate as a patrimonial oligarchy.

If the Rajapaksas win the impeachment battle politically and propagandistically, if Lankan polity and society fail to inflict a de-legitimising wound on Rajapaksa Rule, the Siblings will have a judiciary that is totally under their thumbs. This will enable them to do administer the last rites to democratic freedoms and basic rights perfectly legally, with the blessings of the courts. Equally pertinently, it will enable them to win the succession battle, if the demise of President Rajapaksa happens before another Rajapaksa is ensconced in the prime minister’s seat.

The Succession Issue

The Siblings are accelerating their power-grab – via the impeachment – partly because they want to ensure that a Rajapaksas succeeds a Rajapaksa.

The Rajapaksas are making serfs of all Lankans, starting with SLFPers. Since their project includes not just familial rule but also dynastic succession, the demise of Mahinda Rajapaksa will not save the SLFP (and the country) from bondage. It will be a case of ‘President Rajapaksa is dead! Long live President Rajapaksa!’

Is that the future we want for ourselves? Would any non-Rajapaksa SLFPer, however true-blue, be happy with such a future?

Usually, aspiring despots with dynastic dreams come to power in youth/early middle age. Thus they have the time to acclimatise their societies to the notion of dynastic succession. By the time the Presidential-father dies, the country has been conditioned into seeing in the son-in-waiting the only possible successor. Such travesties are possible not just in antediluvian lands like North Korea but even in sophisticated societies like Syria.

Mahinda Rajapaksa became president rather later in life. This makes a gradualist approach to the succession issue unaffordable, politically. His sons are too young and his brothers are not ‘party-seniors’, the way a Maithripala Sirisena or Nimal Siripala Silva is. If a presidential demise happens before the succession issue is resolved, the Party might rebel against the Family.

Since death is the great unknown, the Siblings must subjugate every pivotal institution in society so that they play their allotted role in ensuring that President Rajapaksa is succeeded not by another SLFPer but by another Rajapaksa.

The militarization of Sri Lankaby a Rajapakasised military is an important component in this plan. The subjugation of the Supreme Court is another. A non-subjugated chief justice can seriously upset Rajapaksa dynastic plans, by ruling against the Family in a post-Mahinda power contestation between the Party and the Family. A completely invertebrate CJ is thus a necessary condition for dynastic succession.

The importance of the impeachment battle cannot be overdrawn for either side. If the Rajapaksas win it politico-psychologically, they will be able to use the courts to destroy every pocket of resistance. But if the Rajapaksas emerge from the impeachment battle with their legitimacy scathed, the judiciary will gain a much needed dose of vigour to lead the democratic resistance against the gathering darkness of impunity, arbitrariness and unfreedom.

No judicial system is perfect. There are judges who act unjustly in any judicial system. But if the impeachment battle is lost, the end result will be more than a few or even many unjust judges; it will be an unjust system, a system which is structurally incapable of dispensing justice, even occasionally; a system which is nothing more than an instrument of Rajapaksa patronage and Rajapaksa vengeance, not some of the time but all the time.

Only the Rajapaksa kin and their current kith would be safe in such a land. Even Rajapaksa friends/allies/supporters will become insecure, if they slip down the totem pole of Rajapaksa-favour, as symbolised by the fate of Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

For the Rajapaksas and for the rest of us, the impeachment is the Rubicon. Once this is crossed, there will be no turning back, and barring a miracle, Lankans will have to become resigned to a seemingly endless Rajapaksa future. Realistically the options before us will be reduced to servitude, death/imprisonment or exile.

Vellupillai Pirapaharan did not give Tamils any other choice. The Rajapaksas will treat all Lankans, including every Sinhala-Buddhist, in the same way.

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    Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.
    – Demosthenes

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      Soon the Dictator gone mad will try to target Tisaranne as well.

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        I think you translate emotion better when you take your hands off.

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      Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
      it must be demanded by the oppressed.

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Please keep on writing..we still read you even though that government rag doesn’t publish you any more.

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      Halfwit woman can write whatever rubbish she likes in any language and even get it translated to goad all mad dogs bark together but king’s caravan will move on intact.
      Leela

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        Umay Khayyam said ‘Think, in this batter’d Caravanserai
        Whose Doorways are alternate Night and Day,
        How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp
        Abode his Hour or two and went his way.’
        And Leela’s adored King’s ‘intact caravan’ is getting loaded with more and more mad dogs and mad deeds now beginning crack here and there which the King and his mad dogs are trying to patch up from inside but time that the whole caravan will explode by itself, without a need for a Ranil or any opposition to do it, is drawing near. Then courageous Tisranees will be hailed as those who did not fear to face the King and his mad dogs when Leelas believed in ‘submitting’ themselves to their vicious deeds.

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          “Song of the Flower- (last part) Khalil Gibran”

          I drink of the dew’s intoxication
          And hearken to the blackbird’s song.

          I dance to the rhythm of the grasses shouting;
          I look ever heavenward to see the light,
          Not to behold therein my image.

          This is the wisdom man has not yet learned.

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        A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

        Gravy Train of Asia by rajaporkistan and his bent backs on kudu.

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        Leela – She’s hardly a “halfwit” and what she writes is certainly not “rubbish”. Your bias betrays you!

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    Please get your atricles translated in to sinhala and published in other news papers.Only Rawaya publishes your atricles in sinhala.

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      The Sinhala reading people, particularly in the rural area, have no access to these views as they are not available in Sinhala. How could this lapse be solved?

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        Lanken Journalists that are in the country should work with Thisaranee and the like minded journalists writing neutrally in a langauge that the rural folks can grasp them easily. It should finally work – else, those rurals masses will stay in the same manner as they currently are. For them MR and thugs re virtual gods – It is all they are only accessed to state media.

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        EXACTLY. WE HAVE TO GET ALL THIS TO OUR VILLAGERS

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    Thisaranee,the points you make carry the impact of a hammer blow. You are a source of inspiration for the freedom fighters in the country!

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      I sincerely hope and pray that our MAD dictator gets a different kind of blow to put an end to Sri Lanka’s curse!!

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    Way to go Thisaranee . We applaud you all the way!

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    It seems that they will go on forever. I mean the ‘King, his clan and other cronies’.

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    Brilliant analysis – as usual!

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    I am pleased to note from reader Lion Victor Ivan’s Ravaya publishes
    TG’s articles translated in English. I hope a popular Tamil daily like
    Thinakkural or any other will consider doing this in Tamil for the Tamil-speaking readership in the island.

    Senguttuvan

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      “in English” You mean “from English” Well the essence is always lost.

      It’s impossible to translate Rajaporkistan
      greed into one or two demands.

      Sarcasm doesn’t translate in print at all.

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    Exactly – you are the voice for those who have been in deadly silence in the country today- no words to express my gratitude to a journalist of your calibre. There is unfortunately -none comparable today in the lanken media – of your grade – to pen fearlessly and factually to report the facts they really are. Not Victor Ivan or anyone is near to your skills. … WELL DONE – all supernatural powers should protect you – Thisaranee….

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    This mad Raja has make Sri Lanka lose the gains that got from the peace dividend and taking the country to ruin in the next couple of months.

    The Sri Lankan intellectuals all over the world should come together and say a firm NO to the Rajapaksha junta regime and rally around the UN.

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      How can this work even if not all but many lankens world wide are at once ready to say no to Rajapakshes.. ?

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    Welldone TG. Keep it up

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    Tissaranee has correctly analysed the situation. This is the Project Rajapakse Royal Succession Plan, to be the latter day King of Sri Lanka. A family on par with Devanampiyatissa whose brother fled to Mahagama in Ruhuna. Later to have a King by the name of Gotabaya. So with the 18A they have the stage set for the next 24 years of Sovereign Rajapakse rule.

    According to an article in Daily Mirror of Nov 2007 by Kamlika Peiris

    “The king was the supreme authority responsible for law, order and welfare. He had to direct and co-ordinate all administrative, judicial and welfare functions. The central administration was therefore very important. It was directly under the king and was conducted from the capital. There was a King’s Council. The Council of Nissanka Malla consisted of the king, his two queens, the heir apparent, the commander in chief, chief judicial officer and a host of other officials. From the ancient period onwards, important issues were decided in Council. The issues were presented formally to the king, with proposer and seconder. The king delivered his order from the throne, holding in his hand the symbol of sovereignty. New decrees were categorised as ‘Vavastha’ decrees.”

    Thus our wanna be King is regressing to this ancient model of sovereign rule with the repeal of 13A, 17 etc. He goes about holding a minature gold orb in his right hand and has all the trappings including court jester and other pandankarayas. No doubt the grand plan includes shifting the capital to the ancient capital of Ruhuna, Magampura which will seal his claim to Royalty. Holding the next CHG at Magampura is a step in this direction. Mahinda in wonderland.

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      Hi. Safa. I like your last sentence…MR in wonderland. Long ago I predicted that MR’s delusionary plan to become latter day king of Sri Lanka is doomed to be another comedy in our history (Remember famous photo of Mervin Silva scotting near the feet of MR, which we never saw in our modern history) to promulgate his Kingship to the public. Here are the reasons to prove I am correct:
      1) During the kingdoms we hardly used money as transaction commodity as mostly the goods we exchanged on Barter system.
      2)We did not have export- import economic system other than eating rice,kurukkan,aggala, helapa,vegetables,meat and fish…history don’t say much of our daily diet.
      3)People mostly walked (mostly bare foot) to their destinations and history rarely tell going even in bullock carts.
      4)No electricity other than coppra (coconut) lanterns.
      5)No UN, DPL ties,IMF,World Bank,SARC, tourism, Air Transport, etc,etc and the list could go on for ever.
      6)When the British concurred we had more than than one king ruling different parts of the country. There were no opposition parties and the king killed anybody opposed to him.

      My point therefore how can MR ever think of dreaming to be the future king when we rely on 100% of our exports to other countries(mostly to Europe) in order to import everything from safety pin to petrol to vehicles,and Google and computers etc. Also every six months MR goes to IMF, world bank to borrow, and now boasting about enhancing tourism.
      Therefore my question is by making himself a king, if MR is thinking to take back the country to 1500AD. JR also thought when he got the 5/6 majority in the parliament,when he said he cannot only do is to make a Man a Women. Ultimately he ate the humble pie to sign the forced 13th amendment forced on us by India.
      With all these history it’s surprise how MR has not still understood the difference between rule by law and good governance with a dictatorial rule.
      I could only say is that Donkeys are born and not made…It’s anybody’s guess.
      Finally I thank Tisaranee as I am a huge fan of her’s and also request her to take this message to the Public both for Sinhala and Tamil readers. The reason is since Opposition parties are still struggling to unite themselves, while MR is waging a huge campaign to destablize them and the only solution is to take this campaign to the Masses and educate and unite them to topple this dectatorial regime and put back the country to serve people’s needs.
      I also suggest if Colombo Telegraph could establish themselves or with Ravaya and other Tamil newspapers to take these valuable articles to Sinhala and Tamil readers In Sri Lanka.

      Thank you all for your valuable contributions to liberate Sri Lanka.

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        Yes Jayantha, before MR achieves his dream we will be begging on all the continents (MR has gone to Kazakastan with begging bowl). Our people will be begging on the streets. MR and family will be running around in Helicopters, Ferraris and Lamborgini’s.

        Only hope is that the people will wake up and throw out these blood sucking leeches.

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    Tisarnee’s argument is convincing. In my view political response to this situation should be a single national movement to protect the independence of judiciary irrespective of the outcome of the impeachment. Who can give leadership to such a movement without trying to get petty political gains for oneself or one’s party/ organisation? Are the leading political parties in the opposition ready to join such a movement? Where is the legal fraternity?

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    Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

    But then Aiyo!

    Most people do not really want Freedom, because Freedom involves Responsibility, and most people are frightened of Responsibility.-Sigmund Freud

    Therefore only the time tested method/recipe like the 1970/1977
    “Lanka Wide Economic Embargo” will be a catalyst for the voters to open their eyes/minds and never vote for the “Uduran Kana Pakshya” ever again like they did once before after 70/77 since the LTTE is dead.

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    “Life is like a boomerang…

    Sooner or later, our thoughts, beliefs and actions return to us with amazing accuracy”

    I hope His Excellency The President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka will remember this in the rare moments when he is not drunk on the power we poor buffaloes have rendered on to him

    M Y Foote

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    Its a brilliant exposition of the medicament of Sri Lanka today. Sinhala reading population should have the chance to read these.

    Chandra Seneviratne

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    Not only CJ’s husband,but all in the government’s side in parliament have been ‘overwhelmed’ with largesse by the Siblings – in the form of privileges,perks,position & power.
    CJ’s husband was cleverly ensnared without him being aware fully what was happening,when he accepted posts in public service.
    Maybe he was not in a position to refuse,without offending them,though he was offered posts for which he was not qualifed.
    But, can the CJ be held responsible for her husband’s behaviour?
    Was not the supreme court guilty of approving the ‘urgent’ 18th Amendment bill,which conferred unfettered power on MR ?

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    A great unbiased article. Keep it up
    “There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.”
    –Brian Aldiss

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    Thisaranee’s analysis of what is happening in SriLanka is the best and most convincing. We are grateful to you for your endeavor to make awareness among Sri Lankans, on what this evil empire of Rajapakse siblings doing to our country. TG should be awarded a medal for this article. Rajapakse’s have silenced all printed media and TV stations in Sri Lanka, by bribing Media with various things. Our countrymen are getting only news Rajapakse family wanted people to believe. They try to control judiciary by giving very attractive government positions and perks to relatives of Judges who favor them. It is really unfortunate and sad how some of our officer’s Civil service and Judiciary have fallen prey to these bribes to act against their consciousness. But these Selfish people should know that bad Karma they are creating in destroying democracy and encouraging dictatorship in our country, will come back to them one day. It is great that present CJ decided to act according to her own consciousness at last. It is never too late. All the right thinking people in SriLanka should salute Shiranee Bandaranayke for her courage and determination to fight with the Evil to save the independence of judiciary.

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    The lucidity with which the logic is explained is refreshing. As many commentators have already pointed out, a good translation in Sinhala that can be accessed by the General Public is the need of the hour, so that they can consider what is written and make up their own minds.

    We are privileged to have access to these forms of media to balance what is force fed into our living rooms. I just hope as many people have that same privilege in the future, and only then will things change.

    It is a shame that for change to come about we may need another revolution, as like Syria those who believe in their invincibility take all those around them to the grave before they depart. I hope that does not happen in Sri Lanka

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    Tisaranee writes powerfully and with courage in stating her beliefs frankly.

    I believe that many people on this forum do not read the Lakehouse press organs like “The Daily News” anymore.

    I would like to suggest that people read this paper on a regular basis, while accessing websites such as CT.

    That way, they can regularly draw important perspective. What truths one gains access to, on sites such as CT will then have more significance when the contrasts are sharper, and the ‘zest’ more biting.

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      But most in ‘this forum’ has no vote in Sri Lanka.

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        Leela:Quote” ‘this forum’ has no vote in Sri Lanka” Unquote.

        You see your favourite diaspora how they influence the vote. They have over 200k members and it’s almost the same number that has voted for TNA.

        They say money can buy me love; like rajaporkistan like them where the I.Q. is below 70.

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    It is few people like Tisaranee who have understood the subtle nuance of the Rajapakse mindset in wishing to secure the greatest possible fullness of life for themselves.The siblings word view is that all freedom is their own exclusive preserve and must not be shared.
    They are the sort of people who believe that the genitalia of statutes should be covered with a leaf but have no qualms about ordering their police to connect elecctrodes to a person’s genitalia if he is perceived as an enemy.

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    one hundred hearty cheers for Tisaranee for being candid and upright.Most of the readership of the Sunday leader have stopped buying it after the take over.People should understand how this Govt acts impulsively.Divineguma Bill was refered to the PC’s, knee jerk response is to abolish Provencial councils, Sunday leader is critical of Rajapakses, solution buying over the paper so that no one can say there is no freedom of media.If these invaluable articles cannot be published in standard news papers,JVP please translate them into Sinhala and Tamil and distribute free to the people.

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    “… the impeachment is the Rubicon. Once this is crossed, there will be no turning back, and barring a miracle, Lankans will have to become resigned to a seemingly endless Rajapaksa future.” Thisaranee wrote. In short, the idiom “Crossing the Rubicon” means to pass a point of no return. It refers to an insurrection by Julius Caesar crossing the river Rubicon.

    Governors or generals of the Roman army that rule Roman ‘provinces’ cannot command troupes (imperium) on crossing Rubicon or entering Italy proper. But, that imperium didn’t apply to elected magistrates (officials etc) who rule Italy proper.

    Now Mahinda Rajapakse is the elected head of the Sri Lanka and its government. Call it constitutional dictatorship if you like, but MR is elected and is in his territory hence has the imperium whereas CJ is not elected.

    So, you decide to whom the idiom of “Crossing the Rubicon” applies.

    Anyone can see that Tisaranee is a frustrated woman for she never got any of her prophesies right since the beginning of the end of LTTE’s last war. No wonder she relates all unrealistic things and spend all her time to condemn MR. So long as she is paid for it, I have no doubt, she will continue it.

    In the first half of 2009, I remember very well that this lady Thisaranee writing her prophesy to ‘the Leader’ and Transcurrents’ to warn Sri Lanka government and Sinhalas that they could never end the war. She said; Pirapakaran is invincible and he would escape to Mulathivu jungle and fight a guerrilla war like Taliban for decades to come. Even at that time, I commented Pirapakaran and his gang will not escape and even if he escape to Mulathivu jungle, it is not like Tora Bora and hence, they will be gunned down.
    Leela

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      Leela:

      Sure its not Tora Tora Boru. The past is another Taras Bulba while the present is the growing menace of rajaporkistan.

      Meanwhile, just 2 Englishwomen with suffixes “ton” can push that
      “by the gun for the gun with the gun” over the Sri Lankan commoners tummy just like another 70/77 era- Uduran Kanna Pakshya of rajaporkistan. Then the familial will never rise againg by the ballot.

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        Do you know that one hundred Tamil women joined ‘rajaporkistan’ army last week as a start. So, binjus can continue to live wherever they are now and assimilate into larger society there sooner than later as Camerons demands.

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          Leelo latti de:Quote”live wherever they are now and assimilate into larger society there sooner than later as Camerons demands.”
          EU is a very big place not Uk alone – weekends we travel Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Fuerteventura, the time and cost is like Colombo to Kandy or Galle with no dead dogs to be seen.All this can be on palm held and spoken to for upload. ;)
          I supposed they (the women you point out are in the civil section because there is no war) were raped by the southern polygamist and that was the end result. Leopards don’t change their spots the one and only in SL only “monkey court” Cmoron HooWooo! :)

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          binju is in the jet set! hoooooooooooo.

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          Leelooo. You are jealous Chi Chi. Small mind. Who will spend hours at airport for a short journey?

          One does not need to take a jet only but can drive, go by train or bus.

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    All right thinking people admire Tisaranee’s brilliance, courage and the richness of her writing. It is one thing to admire her, but quite a different thing to understand what she says. The thrust of what she says is that there is no sense just talking about this, but we must act. Unless we act now and save the judiciary, we will certainly become the slaves of a tyrant until such time as a mass movement rises in rebellion. And the Rajapksas will make sure that that will not happen for decades if not centuries. So, we must do all we can NOW to persuade ALL opposition parties and civil society groups; categories like workers, women, students, clergy and professionals; and indeed every citizen; to unite and show their determination to resist this menace by staging daily demonstrations, strikes and other forms of protest.

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      Please read my comment to Bahu’s write-up above under “Mahinda Regime Is Preparing Its Own Grave” where I wrote in point form the absurdity of marches by the opposing characters of MR.
      Leela

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    TG. A few of this rare breed after the late LW.

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    Its too early to comments.Still Mr. Kariyawasam silent on this issue. We have to see the case in court.Who appointed Mr. kariyawasam also consider the crime. But if CJ written any latter to Mr. Lalith Weerathunge that time not to appoint that also credit to her. Wait & see……….Entire world is looking the matter

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    Everyone is good at analysing matters. But no one is coming up with an answer/s. Most of things that Thisaranee says are correct. But u can clearly see that she is also standing on one side/party obviously.

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      Has to be because the middle is always Evil.

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      Dineth:Quote”But no one is coming up with an answer/s. Most of things that Thisaranee says are correct. But u can clearly see that she is also standing on one side/party obviously.Unquote”

      It will take some time to clear the mess. The rajaporkistan is falsely claiming every Tamil is a member of LTTE is he/she disagrees just like the LTTE tyrant VP.
      But now it is unfolding that he is killing or maiming his own Sinhalese folk and especially threatening women with death and that gives the IC enough food for thought.
      There are two possibilities a. An economic embargo sealed and signed by two ladies Ashton of EU and Clinton of US. I don’t know if you know the effect of 70/77. b. With the hand shake of I.C. after 2014 Indian Air force (Indian Air force is simply world class with only the brightest of engineering graduates allowed to join- that’s how they beat Pakistan every time) clearing the land of tyrants in 3 days like it did in the creation of Bangladesh meanwhile the injured and families of the dead IPKF living in the north of India (Brahmins don’t care about SC Buddhist) have a bone to pick. Blood is thicker than water and don’t expect China to repulse the Indian attack- by nature China is business not war elsewhere (Sudan is a test case where China had 90% of contracts Now where is China?)
      Hard luck you are in the wrong place with tyrants at the wrong time.
      The west ignored the calls of tamils because they kept on boasting that they were unbeatable, then setup an airforce, etc. But now the war has finished almost 4 years ago yet there is no peace but the begging bowl in both hands but for whom none other than the rajaporkistan familial.

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    Tisaranee thanks for this brilliant analysis of the

    Rajapakse agenda. Why cannot the ” two third majority” understand

    the dangers for Sri Lanka and save our motherland from

    this murderous regime?

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    As usual brilliant piece of erudite and true analysis of the prominent symptoms of the dangerous carcinoma of patrimonial Rajapksa oligrachy which is on its way in getting more and more deep rooted in Sri Lanka. Take care Tisaranee you have been at the top of Rajapakshas’ black list.It is a pity essays such as this do not get published in Sinhala and Tamil.

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