7 July, 2020

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Jasinghe Clarifies Position On Polls After Gota’s Lawyers Mislead Court With His Letter

Dr Anil Jasinghe was forced to clarify his professional position in the media after lawyers for Secretary to the President Dr P.B. Jayasundera tried to mislead court that the Director General of Health Services had signed off on the Parliamentary election being held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anil Jasinghe

Colombo Telegraph learns that lawyers for Jayasundera were issued instructions from the highest political levels to use Dr Jaasinghe’s letter to mislead court that health experts were green-lighting the election during the COVID outbreak.

Dr Jasinghe’s letter does not authoritatively claim that the present climate is suitable to hold an election, Colombo Telegraph learns. Instead the letter speaks of what provisions need to be made in law and regulation in order to facilitate a safe election that will not pose a massive public health risk.

This is in line with the argument from the petitioners that Parliament must be allowed to meet to draft and enact new legislation that would enable the Elections Commission to hold the election safely, without endangering the public. Only Parliament can make and amend existing law in order to make provisions to facilitate elections under pandemic conditions, lawyers for petitioners have argued in court this past week.

However President’s Counsel Romesh De Silva misled court, reportedly on the instructions of the highest political authorities that the DGHS letter was proof that an election could be held.

The assertion shocked the nation which has come to regard Dr Jasinghe as a credible professional in charge of the current public health crisis. The Elections Commission has repeatedly maintained that Dr Jasinghe and other public health authorities have refused to state conclusively that an election was possible under the current circumstances.

The assertions made using him as a reference prompted Dr Jasinghe to give a television interview to clarify his position, Colombo Telegraph learns. While he had provided health directives in his letter with regard to holding parliamentary elections, he stressed the process should go hand in hand with stronger quarantine laws and regulations and adapting to the new normal by using social marketing and other media techniques.

“If these measures are not taken and the country reopens, and there is a new virus outbreak in three weeks, never mind elections, it will not be possible to do anything,” he emphasized on the state broadcaster Rupavahini.

While the President was keen to follow the guidance of health professionals there were other political persons who were exerting pressure on health authorities to reopen all sectors, he admitted. He also begged the public not to lump health professionals in with politicians.

Regarding the letter he wrote that was presented to court as a document proving health professionals were saying elections could be held, Dr Jasinghe explained that Dr Jayasundera who was the most senior officer for the public service as Secretary to the President had formally inquired from him about the health situation with regard to the parliamentary election. In response, he had issued the letter outlining the process to be followed to hold a safe election he said.

Reliable sources told Colombo Telegraph that the lawyers for Jayasundera were given specific instructions to mislead court in order to have the case disposed of as soon as possible. The Government wants elections despite medical advice that new laws must be in place before the polls can be held safely, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Sri Lanka reported 137 new corona virus cases, one of the highest number of infections in a day on Tuesday (27) after more Kuwaiti returnees tested positive for the virus. The country continues to test exclusively in quarantine centers and identified clusters, leading to testing data being relatively less valuable in gauging how much the virus has spread throughout the population. Sri Lanka’s curve pattern is erratic and less than 0.2 percent of the population has been tested for corona virus. Many of the 50,000 tests conducted are repeat tests performed on PSD and PMSD security and officials proximate to the ruling family.

With a Major General being put in charge of the Ministry of Health, there are also concerns about under reporting of cases and corona virus linked deaths. (Chinthika de Silva)

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  • 101
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    With Corona cases rising to almost 1,400 there is no way an election can be held anytime soon. Sadly only Prof. Hoole has retained the capacity to think in SL. All others are driven by tribal madness, fake snake stories, fake war heroes, fake expat heroes and fake health heroes stories. The prediction of the snake in November 2019 has been proven nonsense (if you still believe snakes could talk).

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      This reporting getting funnier by the day……
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      It’s the letter itself that produced in the court my dear…..
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      Learned judges are well informed to take a decision.

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        Senali, did you believe the Kelaniya snake story? Talking snakes? A passageway to Naga world from the Kelaniya river? I’m sure you did. Your beliefs are based on BS. Tell us where do you want to take SL?

        Well the judges better make a decision before June 02 and hopefully they are not under death threats from you know who. If SL courts really honored fundamental rights of its citizens there won’t be so many human rights, fundamental rights and other rights abuses in SL. Isn’t it?

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        Truths about statistics.
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        They talk high round the clock.And no transparency and accountablity in their testing. World is looking at us as if we are no different to any tribes living BLACK africa today.
        And the graph is yet far from becoming flattening. What have our ballige puthas led govt been doing? THey are masters at fooling the nation. How many months passed CRIMINALS have been elected as the leaders – but not a single good step is taken.
        +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        SRILANKA – country no others
        Coronavirus Cases: 1,319
        Deaths: 10
        Tests done sofar 56,181
        ************************************************
        But the countries such as Vietnam
        Coronavirus Cases:327
        Deaths – ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO::
        Tests done sofar 275,000
        ************************************************
        But the countries such as Nepal
        Coronavirus Cases: 772
        Deaths: 4
        Tests done sofar 152,391
        *************************************************
        But the countries such as Venezeula
        Coronavirus Cases: 1,177
        Deaths: 10
        Tests done sofar:832,526

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        SC Pasqual
        Kuliyata kahina buggers like you will believe anything. Will justify anything and say anything to satisfy your master.
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        I hope the money is good enough to suppress your conscience.
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        The likes of Eagle eye, JD, And the rest of you scum have a special place in hell for your cheapness.
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        I wonder what kind of example you guys are setting for your children?.
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        Shame on you lousy ass lickers the whole lot of you.

        Gemini Cricket
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          Gemini Cricket,
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          thanks. I miss my dear Amarasiri, who could support me more with the facts and figures other than my info… My source of info are http://www.worldometer.com:
          Almost everyone in Europe relies on them.
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          Not only Srilanka, but also whole lot of far poor black Africa have reported lower numbers in COVID 19 compared to those numbers still on a rise in rich europe and america.

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          leela ge …..
          Maggot kali,
          Gemini Cricket 2
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          Kuliyata kahina buggers like you will believe anything. Will justify anything and say anything to satisfy your master.
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          I hope the money is good enough to suppress your conscience.
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          The likes of leela ge ….., Maggot kali and Gemini Cricket 2 and rest of you scum have a special place in hell for your cheapness.
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          I wonder what kind of example you guys are setting for your children?.
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          Shame on you lousy ass lickers the whole lot of you.

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      Dear Friends and thanakola eaters of my home country !

      I dont think Dr Jasinghe would betray the facts and figures if he is honest. At the begining we saw him doing his job well, but being caught by political harassments, he may be undergoing the moments comparably that of ATHATHIYA man – former election commssionier CHANDANANADA, who was forced to pant down by Rajakashe commando. Remember you guys ?

      In order to go for elections, within a democracy you need to guarantee the safe and security of its people.

      Ours is a democracy as of November 2019, since then, the rulers with the support of SLAVES (thanakola eaters) have been abusing their powers standing against constitutional provisions:
      :
      1)Can srilankens acknowledge that current SITUATION in the country is secure enough
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      NO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO NoNO NO No
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      2) They the rulers have failed to contain the spread within the country – the curve is not tending to flatten or near to that yet today. If anyone would compare the levels with that of South koreans, they should be stupid people for some pathological reasons.

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        leelagemalli,
        “Dear Friends and thanakola eaters of my home country !”

        You must be addressing the people of your ancestral home country across the Palk Strait. Certainly those thanakola eaters have got the situation messed up.
        You should compare Nepal and India.
        Number of case in India: 153,291. Number of Deaths: 4,365

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          Eagle Eye,
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          Let me explain this to you in plain language. No death rates but infection rate is decisive in the control of COVID-19 crisis. You may talk to any experts and get the facts right. Seniors of your nature, should fall down to the levels, that the Rajakashes are fallen into..

          My ancestral home country – is robbed out by a bunch of rogues as of today -not because of that, but having studied the ground realities, I now stood against rascals for a better future for your young generations.
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          we though respect our country – because it is our birth place – but so long people would not see it right – we dont need to think of them to same degree we did then. There are lot more in the world who re really in need. It should not necessarily be srilankens that wont learn to be grateful. Why should I or the like bother with SLAVEs´-like srilankens ? Once upon a time (until Nov 2019) we thought our people would think of their future generations. Unfortunately, many of them, regardless of our sacrifices made to the Tsunami victims, betrayed us. Whole lot of our people are good, but there are also equal portions that would get easily caught by tricks being applied by the vicious politicians.

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      Dear CT team;
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      Please give this the highest priority.
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      Something is fishy regarding that SEASHELL-TRAVELLER brought by a special plane by the govt, just totally neglecting over 400 srilankens kind requests on their travel back home.
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      They the rulers and SRILANKEN media mafia is covering this issue, please FIND more about the information and keep us updated thanks.
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      No doubts that ALLEGED blackmoney hideouts as repeated during GG should be connected with this issue.
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      Besides, SEASHELLS could maange their health very well going beyond our levels.. they are 4 times better with the per capita – 16 000 US dollar as I read it somewhere.
      :So what is the purpose of them to travel to srilanka in this COVID crisis ?

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        The alleged SEASHELLS plane should have been inspected by Election Commission.

        Bringing that kind of money at an election time is a serious business. It appearing even US Dollar going to show a movement in the market by that kind of money.
        Still it is not too late for Election commission to have a chit chat with the officials supervised the loading unloading.

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          We the srilankens are all not stupid as Rajaakshes are. They should be caught by their horns this time.
          My puzzle is why srilanken media stay – stand still on this PUBLIC secret. ? The biggest mafia boss repeated if anyone would prove him to have stolen a dollar, he will cut his THROAT. Remember ?
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          Let s now wait the bugger to expose the SECRETS.
          Who are these Seychelloise ? And what do they have to do with RAJAPAKSHES ?
          All these should be expossed to the people.
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          Poor people are stranded various destinations today not being able to get back home. And also there are 400 srilankens lagged in Seashells not being able to get back home… why on earth selected Seychelloise were brought in on priviledges ? under whose order was that ?

          Thank you. Let s discuss this louder as we could since LOCAL media are made to be set in SILENT mode for some reasons, not even SIRASA seems to be revealing more.

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            Thanks
            Country was 174 out of 179 in media murders in Old Royals government time. In that circumstances where do find a reporter to investigate this plane case. They timid it during the climax of this court case to keep others attention away.
            Media is trying to break out something. But no real editors, reporters are there to penetrate into the issues and bring them out. You heard the story of Iqbal. Now his a government supporter. Frederica Janze, many Burger and Malay Editors and reporters permanently left the country. Thisanayagam was strong critic of government until he was prisoner. Then US saved him. That is the end of it.
            See what happened to Wamadevan & Dharsica after they broke out the CID reports on China funding 2015 election to NYT? . They had to run out of the country. America rescued but Lankawe lost two rebelling editors & reporters. But the reality is it is not they got the documents out. It was Daily News, government paper did it. As they had connection with it they came across the documents. This was the case in Yahapalanaya time.
            See the ability between somebody breaking others frauds and Royal Family frauds. In Yahapalanaya there was 10B fraud.

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          Please pass this to all who are interested in finding the truth behind this.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxcaIb39MA8

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        Those who are interested in … pleaes click on the link below
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTtLFuB6WRU
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        There are 300 of innocient SRILANKENs that are struggling to return.

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        Those who are interested in the issue. I have added the link for your more info about the country –
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles

        Not even 1 lack (0.1mio) are living in that 105 islands.
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        I ask you the decent SRILANKENs to be alert on this news.

        Our high criminals going beyond SOMALIAN Pirates would do anything and everything for their grabs again. They are also experts at hiding them from the gullible people.
        Rajaakshes have proved it to the world as no others by 2015. If even nomination was falsified by producing false documents – is taken for granted by masses ????
        .
        Last night I happened to watch the following video clip that added the evidence that GR ‘s citizenship was considered as US citizen also as of November 2019 – but I question why not any SINGLE citizen of the country has guts to go and file a case for the clarity of the issue.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C-uM8wAxoc

        Some other info through following links:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaasrlpGL-I

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCIci-ATHQI

    • 7
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      “Sadly only Prof. Hoole has retained the capacity to think in SL.”
      Not even you?

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        Is that the plate next to you is missing Sothi? We all know even Einstein – Newton cannot beat you. They why do you feel let down by a small mortal? Don’t worry, you have managed to retain a big big head.

        (Man, this cheap childish stupid jealous has no limit! Enjoying the curfew you created to you? Don’t worry, I already washed my hand but I don’t see any Doc. What is happening? )

  • 47
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    I agree with GAUTAM. Some Lawyers lie to SC to dance to the tune of the Top Politician. This is a case of purgery by the Presidents’ Lawyer. What legal action should be taken aginst him? He misleads the SC This proves the mentality of the president and SLPP. The hard-working dedicated public servants are taken as a scapegoat in their game of politics.

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      Lawyers of Ali Sabry would betray their community and would become an easy back licker for personal gains- this is very funny… actually, SRILANKEN muslims should stone him tot death going by their sharia laws. .. nevertheless they respect him is only hurting. a sorry sight to unbiased human beings.
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      , but not all would react so, Just look at the fearless Mr Sumanthiran…
      And we sinhalaya seem to have no such brave lawyers today. I know the reason why… most o fthem have used LAWYER status to prostitute as is the case with Wijedasa Rajakshe.
      None of these men come from educated backgrounds.

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        Legalmalli you are right. Like Doctors the lawyers to take an oath of integrity. The violators of the legal oath should be punished legally by stripping the title. This is my view. We know how a retired CKJ has cases against him. Mahinda crown politically punished a CJ woman gold some low-class politicians and Efficient dedicated Officails who serve the public with dedication. I was government servant for 14 years in the P & T Department. The Late Vernon Abeyseakra CCS, former GA Jaffna, Director Radio Ceylon, and PMG & DT left the country to Australia because he could not work with Kumarsuriyar the minister We have many such cases. Late Premadasa usedPasakaralingam CCS to do things Finlay Paski was accused of CB fraud./ This Rift between Politicians and Senior Government officials should cease. The Trade unions of government officials should not politically. aligned

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          Kuviyam,
          thanks for your comment. You talk about LAWERS and DOCTORs but what about the first citizen of the naton. Does he respect his oaths gave before millions of srilankens ?
          Yes, they are all the same – they have that in their blood. Thanks god, I dont deal with srilankens in my job life, sure to some extent if one would see it on international level, but I am very happy, … not to work with them at all… we can do lot more for the poor in our country.. that I have been doing for decades… but I now know we cant the systems down there easily. People s perceptions are unshakable. Only media if they wanted to could do lot more taking the side of the public, but today s media as you know are like BLUE flies found on heaps of excreta. If lawmakers (parliamentarians) would not bring law reforms, the situation will be like fall from frying pan to the fire – in near future. Rajaapkshes are not honest leaders. They reflect where they come from. But people are made to believe, as if they are vaccinated to BCG, to respect only Rajakashes. That will lead to dire consequences. Today already, just after 210 days since they ve been in power, people those who sense is can see it right – the country that was then in shape is caught by unprecidented problems.

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    This reporting getting funnier by the day……
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    It’s the letter itself that produced in the court my dear…..
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    Learned judges are well informed to take a decision.

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      Nothing getting funnier, but you need a therapy.
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      Or go back to you cage until your bone is provided to you. Basta.

      Now or later you the kind of back lickers have to hide your tail behind the real legs, though reluctantly… we succeeded it regarding iwth former STUPID pRESIDENT Sirisena… and Gota s is now in making.

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    Dr Jasinghe’s letter does not authoritatively claim that the present climate is suitable to hold an election, Colombo Telegraph learns. Instead the letter speaks of what provisions need to be made in law and regulation in order to facilitate a safe election that will not pose a massive public health risk.

    When Romesh De Silva informed the court about the certification, we commented Dr. Jasinghe cannot give certification like, officially, even if EC or court ask for one. He only can express his opinion if the general condition was conducive or safe; but he cannot even officially recommend to conduct an election. Because this is private letter to PBJ, EC cannot depend on these procedures described in the letter. EC will have to hire its own consultants to evaluate the situation and recommend a procedure. Then election commission has to cost the election procedure and order for the medical supplies & election stationery.

    Apparently Jasinghe seems worried about his name being abused.

    Ponny became Curry Leaves after the LTTE war was finished. Now Dr. Jasinghe is heading on the same path after Corona war is over. We don’t know if he is arrested, he can request to admit him at hospital.

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      Who is this Chess Grand Master assigning motives to Dr Jasinghe’s letter?
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      Having been at medical school with him, I can assure CT readers that the man is competent like no other doctor internationally, to manage a pandemic.
      /
      So, idling muses should find a more productive job to keep them occupied!

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    the rajapuka’s are so desperate t hold the elections as quickly as possible to rig it and obtain the 2/3rd majority to play merry bandu pandu in the already suffering sad bankrupt nation.
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    if they do not win or obtain the results that they desire then a military takes over is inevitable.?
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    a distinguished old boy of the leading private catholic boys college which i and my 2 younger brothers were privileged to attend St. Joseph’s College are disappointed that the great legal luminary an old boy is now licking the cow dungs off the feet of the jarawama rajapuka’s.
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    what money cum power does to human beasts amazes me.
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    I for one even though living in paradise am eagerly awaiting the decision of the 5 man bench.
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    in the meantime, the coronavirus is making inroads into the corrupt criminal to the rajapuka’ their paradise whilst to the average john baas it has become the next Ethiopia a starving hellhole.
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    money talks they say.?

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      rj1952 / May 27, 2020

      Sorry to hear that we all have to suffer a lot by the political masturbation of Rajakshe brothers.
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      But I have no doubt, the KARMA will take care of it sooner than later. Dont you know that Gota is a heart patient and I remember him saying ” for Karma we remained from such bombs “…. meaning he has proved once that he is no longer able to get on with his highly abusive brother – Mahinda Jarapakshe who has been repeating that Gota won the elections thanks to Mahinda Rajakashe…..

      People voted for him thinking the otherway around, but the sentence – once criminals remain life long criminals is unfortunately fits most to the kind of brothers.
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      There is no TRANSPARENCY at all in today’s handlings. Media would not utter a single word against them, even if the public is fallen into fire – like for example.. irrespective of the requests made by 400 passengers lagging in Seashells, the rulers for some hidden hidden, secretive reasons – 40 seashell people are brought to the country for medical reasons. I really dont know a country with 16 000 US$ per capita to fly to a country whose poverty levels are lke 40% (per capita of SRILANKA is nearly 4000 US$) . How come ?
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      MEDIA over to you, bring us more information behind this highly secretive issue….

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    I have no medical knowledge, but it is common-sense to say that there must be much more testing of the General Public.
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    I’m sure that there must be criteria evolved by those specialising is Community Medicine for this to be done. So far testing seems to be confined to those places where even a layman would expect a high concentration of patients. going beyond that is admittedly very difficult, but it is necessary.
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    It is the earnest wish of us all to get over this as fast as possible.
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    Elections are important. However, it is crucially important that fresh nominations should be called. All sorts of claims are made about what the people want. How is that to be assessed. Speaking for myself, I want to be faced with lists of credible candidates. What is regarded as the “original UNP” fielding two factions doesn’t inspire confidence in the system.
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    Saying that doesn’t mean that I’m enthusiastic about the UNP. Is it not claimed that th wish is sovereign?

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      Do you see patients from community lining up for medical treatment for covid 19 related issues…..?
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      Do you see our hospitals overflowing…..?
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      Do you see overflowing morgues in our country…..?
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      Do you see mass transport of dead bodies…..?
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      Do you hear people dying because of lack of ventilators…..?
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      Do you see our government asking patients to stay home because they don’t have enough hospital beds…..?
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      Do you see bodies piled up in refrigerated trucks outside hospitals…..?
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      Do you see bulldozers are digging mass graves at cemeteries…..?
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      Do you see our Mayors calling this is a “scene out of a horror movie”…..?
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      Do you see our People are dying at home because they got no medical care…..?
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      Do you see labors in cemeteries digging gashes in the earth to make mass graves for corona virus victims…..?
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      Do you see hearses lining up to get into cemeteries…?
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      Or
      Do you see our people have already started their day today work…..?
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      And…..
      After all…..
      Will you be happy if our president is “Jair Bolsonaro”

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        And
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        Mr. Sinhala_Man,
        You don’t need medical knowledge to understand any of above.
        It is called common-sense.

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        That is because manipulation of reporting numbers!

        When an outsider is tested positive they are immediately quarantined but the number is not updated. Then they say someone in quarantine tested positive and update the number overnight!

        Fools like you Senali believe it. If they say he is a Hindu, Muslim or a Christian, people like you are elated. How pathetic! Is SL a nation or a tribal Bantustan? Snake Speak Island!!

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          Mr. GATAM,
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          So…
          What you are trying to say is…….
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          When someone “”manipulate report number” all above mentioned things vanish.
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          You should teach that to Italians….. And Americans…….. And Brazilians……..

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        Ms Pasqual,
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        Kohedha yanne malle poll answers cant bring us forward. What is decisive is not the death rates but the infection rate okay ? Please get your facts by contacting nearest virologist, but not trying to harm him or her please.
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        US is the country most hit – is it a developinng – no it is the wealthiest country.
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        Italy and spain are the next most hit countries – are they developing – no their per capita are 10 times more than that of our country…. is it right to interpret it that way ?
        Now the country where I am living – Germany

        Coronavirus Cases:
        181,288
        Deaths:
        8,498
        Recovered:
        162,800 (90%)

        All other countries in europe – their recovery numbers are not that high..
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        Even in our rotten hell srilanka, recovery numbers are nearly 55%
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        Nepal, Vietnam are doing really well.
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        Please get your school biology lessions from your grand children. That can help you lot .. also to us.
        Thank you Ms Pasqual. Get well soon !

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          Mr. leela ge …..
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          Do you see any “pol” in YOUR malla….? I can’t see any.
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          Germany –
          Coronavirus Cases – 181,288
          Deaths – 8498 ( 4.7% )
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          SRILANKA
          Coronavirus Cases – 1,319
          Deaths – 10 ( 0.76% )
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          I know these calculations are beyond your IQ level.
          But stay safe.
          We need your kind of Bullshiters for entertainment.

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            How stupid you should be Ms Pasqual…. there is a saying ” not even to a rain, you have gone to a school”. That is a well match with your profile my dear. In Japan, elderly women start going to start their University education. Why not you in SL – ? Is that not an option for you ?
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            I told you not DEATH rates but INFEction rates are the parameters. Try to respect facts and figures by coming out of your -FROG IN A WELL- mentality. Then you will see a better world.
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            According to you then the Uniterd States of America should be the worst to live further ? haha.. ist that so ? We cancelled our scheduled trip to Seatle, … but we will hold it in December… meaning..we would not consider the current limitations forever. We know that a vaccine ll be ready by Oct – Feb.
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            .. Please try to see it right let alone today…I know it is not easy to respect the truths,.. since they are bitter… my worry is your kind of PULLI GONAS mislead the masses. .
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            . when would you get it ? Your STAPLE should definitely be RATATHANAKOLA. so how can we see a better future if Pasquals would be the majority ? Where did you get your school education ? Perhaps where that Weerawans droped out.. haha… shameless buggers add their thought not having done their home work. …

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        Do you see patients from community lining up for medical treatment for covid 19 related issues…..?
        Ms PASQUAL, IS THIS UNIQUE ONLY TO SRILANKA or TRIBAL STATES IN AFRICAN CONTINENT ?
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        Do you see our hospitals overflowing…..?
        I REMEMBER THAT IT IS NORMAL IN SRILANKA – GETTING A BED CAPACITY FOR A PATIENT IS ALSO NOT POSSIBLE IN PRE-CORONA CRISIS…. EVEN IF OUR BALLIGE PUTHAS OVERESTIMATE THE RESOURCES THAT WE SRILANKENS WE GOT TO HAVE.
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        Do you see overflowing morgues in our country…..?THIS IS ALSO NOT UNIQUE SRILANKE BUT ALSO ANY OTHER POOR STATES ALSO IN BLACK AFRICA.
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        Do you see mass transport of dead bodies…..?
        IF OPPOSITION DID NOT SHOW THEM THE WAY, PEOPLE S FLESH AND BONES UNDER RAJAPAKSHES WOULD HAVE ENDED UP IN SUPER MARKET CONSUMER MEAT…. IDIAMIN LIKE BROTHERS PROVED THEIR ABILITIES UNTIL 2015.
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        Do you hear people dying because of lack of ventilators…..?
        YES YES WE OUR PEOPLE ARE GIVEN ALMOST EVERYTHING – BUT THE NUMBER S THAT WOULD DIE BY STARTVING ARE IN MAKING… wait and see.

        contd.

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      Dear Mr SM,

      it is common sense if you would please read, WHO recommendations- anyone would agree with test, test, test but in a plausible manner.

      And for elections, they should first gurantee the situation in the country. We are an another far poor nation, and how can we ever compare it with that of South Koreans ?
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      South Koreans are considered as ” developed” world.

      Just because some idiots would want to achieve their goals neglecting the security of the people, I dont think that SC will ever agree with them. I really dont know Mr, what is unprecedented would be seen as the public perception in our motherland.
      So, I cant know it better as you guys would do. I have not lived in that hell for such a long time.
      :
      I feel like travelling back to motherland, whenever I got to read your thoughts Mr. THanks for that and stay healthy

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      Sinhala_Man,
      “Elections are important. However, it is crucially important that fresh nominations should be called.”

      Why it is crucially important to call fresh nominations. What is wrong with the nominations already submitted? The country does not have to go through that again because the don kees in Unpatriotic National Party split into two camps and submitted nominations. We understand that Hukandiram is the one who is very keen to bring all the don kees to Diyawannawa so that nominations become invalid and submit fresh nominations from UNP as one camp. Tail is trying to wag the dog again!!!

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        Let’s get the nomenclature at least right. You insult all of us decent Sri Lankan voters by writing “Hukandiram”. That’s Sumanthiram, I guess. Disgusting.
        .
        We average Sri Lankans rarely speak out the whole word: “United National Party”
        – we simply call it the “UNP” – and we don’t like the set up there.
        .
        People vote for it, yes, but without much liking for it, only as a way of not having Rajapaksa dictatorship.
        .
        In my case, I don’t vote for it if there is an alternative (as at the Presidential Election).
        .
        Unpatriotic? You make people that by undermining “Democracy” the way you do.
        .
        If you want a decent country with civic sense, stop undermining the very electoral process Rajapaksa racism has destroyed Sri Lanka.
        .
        Oh, I know you will rubbish my argument. But that is how you have destroyed this country at least 70%. Perhaps you wish to destroy us 100%
        .
        Great achievement?
        .

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          Mr. Sinhala Man,
          .
          Haven’t seen you are talking against idiots like leela ge a…. or kali when they use abusive language addressing GR.
          .
          Haven’t seen you are talking against “No Election Commissioner” when he lied to the country.
          .
          Etc…

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          Mr SM,
          .
          those who oppose Rajapakshe doctrine according to Mr EE is unpratriotic

          Knowing that Rajakshes are mlechcha going beyond the sentanesen#
          https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinelesen

          why should people be aksed to adulate him. Sure, he gave political leadership at the time, tri forces liberated the country,- but is not that the duty of elected presidents ? What happened to the country in post war, under his leadership ? Even unborn children are made to be eternal debtors being part of debt trap to china. Ethiopians did it well, since we enjoy their investments today a lot.. almost many day today items being imported to europe are from that country. Their leaders have achieved a lot compared to our empty vessels.
          .
          My queastion if he is that hearted to the people s issues – why not Mahinda Rajaapkshe spent a cent on the poor.. that have been living under poverty due to MR state fund abuses ?
          .
          For me, he is no patriot. If he is patriot, then slain Prabakaran should also be defined as patriot.

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            In Fact MR is the liar of all liars in that region. He knows very well, that beetle eaters filled srilanka would not be able to see it beyond during his life time.
            :
            Alone that scape goat – to allow a set of price concessions and bitch s sons to stay like the handcuffed ones to this day, not even being able to do the little to the people who are really in need – says almost everything about their ablities.
            :
            As of today.

            no transparency or accoutnablity of whatever they handle
            .
            no corona crisis is over, not even reaching the levels of NEPAL…and Vietnam… but talking higha bout their achievements.. ha ha…
            .
            no progress made in development or alteast giving the safe and security to the people..
            .
            no investigations on the EASTER sunday bombing …
            :
            nO PRICE reductions of anything.. not even oil .. even if enire world is enjoying about the lower prices of oils today.
            :
            Where have the funds been going ? In to their pockets in Seycellen island ?

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          Sinhala_Man,
          Buddha has told ‘Respect those who deserve respect’. This guy who is a racist as well as a separatist that supported Tamil LTTE terrorist campaign to slaughter Sinhalayo to create a separate Homeland for the descendants of Dravida slaves and furthermore, when failed to achieve the objective using violence, resorted to achieve the same objective drafting a new Constitution with Federal System built into that do not deserve the respect of Sinhalayo.

          UNP is unpatriotic because:
          1. Handed over one third of the country on a platter to megalomaniac Prabhakaran without the approval from the President and Parliament.
          2. Co-sponsored the UNHRC resolution without the approval of the President and the Parliament that charged Sri Lankan Armed Forces committed war crimes during the military operation against LTTE terrorists.
          3. Sold Hambantota port which could have become a ‘Gold Mine’ according to experts in that field to Chinese.

          If you think present UNP saved Democracy in this country and Rajapakshes are Dictators, you should be out of your mind. Even as a political party, there is no democracy in that party.

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            Mr. Eagle Eye,
            .
            It looks like Mr. Sinhala Man abandoned these Bullshiters.

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    “Only Parliament can make and amend existing law in order to make provisions to facilitate elections under pandemic conditions, lawyers for petitioners have argued in court this past week.”

    So, Dr. Jasinghe’s letter serves No Purpose for President GR and is Useless except in so far as to EXPOSE the level to which GR’s government will go to hold the Elections as early as possible. The chances in that respect seem rather remote now.

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    This article must be renamed “CT’s U-Turn: Red-Lights Early Election For Gota”. This is the type of sensationalised heading CT put when they skim trough the letter. This is really funny. It was the same letter guys. It was you guys got it wrong due to emotional attachment to the petitioners. The court has seen it and it is up to the Court to decide whether existing Quarantine Laws are enough or not. It is not the doctor’s expertise. On this land , all are experts of areas outside their learned profession. Many legal experts already said existing Quarantine Laws allow the government to impose curfew, social restriction and many other measures. The lawyers representing PBJ will explain it to the court. To dig a hole to plant a coconut, we don’t need an excavator. I think SC will understand it. Either way SC could propose the President to reconvene the parliament, and GR can disregard it as SC can not force it as per the constitutional provisions.

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    Do not quite a few of us owe a big apology to Dr Jasinghe after accusing him of a U-turn, questioning his competence and integrity, and calling him names?
    CT itself should take much responsibility for its thoroughly misleading and sensational headline.

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      Dear Mr SJ,
      .
      Gotas men even misunderstood his CORRESPONDENCE regarding his US Citizenship renouncement.
      .#
      The very same should be the case regarding the letter issued by Dr Jasinghe I guess.
      :
      They are totally different sort of people with the backing of the brainwashed… However, to my surprise, lot more so called wiyathmaga men are stand still as of today. Either they should be suffering from constipation or made silent by Rajapakshe clan.

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        Mr. leela ge …..,
        .
        “””Gotas men even misunderstood his CORRESPONDENCE regarding his US Citizenship renouncement”””
        .
        You mean “Wool The Bull” who agreed inside and cried outside…..?
        .
        You mean “No Election Commissioner” who lied to us…..?

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      I agree and yes indeed. If the courts and the public have been mislead by counsel Romesh De Silva PC he should be reminded of that contempt of court not only applies to others but to him too.

      I do not think that judiciary has guts to take on him….they are all friends I suppose.

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      Dear SJ,
      .
      Misinterpretations are very common in today ‘s politics/main domain media affairs. No matter anyone would end up being broken. That may be what they expect people to become..
      .
      Remember Prof. Hoole s daughter had just added at her arrival in SL ” that they were packed like sardines and fumigated”…. this had been interpreted as “Hoole’s daughter was unhappy not being able to found Sardine in r inflight cuisine. Can you imagine sir ? This is how they are upto interpret them.
      :
      Greetings from sunny South Germany for this day !. We ve just arrived to hold a business meeting .. tc bless.

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        LM
        Misinterpretations are either intentional or unintentional.
        If the latter is the case one unreservedly expresses regrets.
        Not many seem willing to climb down from their high horses.

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          SJ,
          agree, but i dont think “unreservedly expresses regrets.” is happening in SL today.
          :
          Even on CT, we notice almost everyday that they dont care about facts. I have added my thoughts using Worldmeter analyses and by having discussed with virologists and biochemists. But Ms Pasqual continued adding death rates regarding COVID-19 patients.
          :
          According to Pasqual – should be under developed in their health care systems, while we the srilankens down there should be called ” developed”. ?
          .
          I know it very well from my then mates from COLOMBO NATIONAL hospital – yet today, the hospital in general lack enough bed capacities. Knowing the realiteis but to continue on having done the best in the containment virus ?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRMQu8ehYis
          .
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN_ta_WbJac

          This native doctor has added some more info – about first COVID-19 patient in SL should have been as far back early January 2020

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            The business of “unreservedly expresses regrets” happened with Sumanthiran for which he got roasted, but stood his ground.
            It is very much a matter of self confidence.

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      SJ,
      CT does have knee-jerk reactions on some issues, eg AG Dappula at one time. Still, it’s doing better than the Daily Mirror, where its comments policy seems unknown even to its editors.

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        I read DM as the options are worse.
        I was better informed when the papers were not delivered during curfew days.
        CT has done worse than knee-jerk reactions. It gunned for certain individuals, at whose bidding is not hard to guess.

        *
        All the same, it is a fair forum for open discussion and could preserve some sanity as there plenty around doing their level best to make it a mad house. (I should admit that I enjoy the fun except when the language gets obscene.)

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          SJ,
          .
          DM, Island, Lankadeepa and all other tabloids are the same. They dont care much about real problems. If they are asked to stay silence, they just do so.
          Their performances are not reliable at all. But people have no other choice. Locals would care much about the truths but just let it go.
          :
          DM s reactions in general are more or less similar to that of HIRU TV who seems not respecting anyone but just put them to air. where is the law and order ?

          See, dont they have any code of ethics for media runners of the day ?TV channels telecast misleading breaking news. That is very common down there. What is the role of govt MEDIA dept ? When Samanera are being molested by TEMPLE living senior monks, why dont authorities react on the criminals ? Why should people ( 80% or more) be always misled by the news providers ? Alone that NAGA-BROUGHT relics to Kelaniya temple, according to gate keepers of the place, misled millions of people .. yet today, no MEDIA institution has been honest and revealed the truth behind the incident, even if SMedia proved that Kapuwa to be a long known freak/mentally retarded in Face Book.

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    Didnt I say so ????????? What is new in not so “Sorry Lanka”????? If interested see my earlier comment where I said he did not make any U Turn, he just went straight , but was pressured by Govt and now he is bound to loose his credibility. Nothing to feel sorry because community medicine expert will be well compensated with diplomatic position.

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      “…community medicine expert will be well compensated with diplomatic position.”
      So says the soothsayer!
      Let us anxiously await the next batch of “Didnt I say so ?????????”

  • 8
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    It seems apparent that most covid-19 carriers in Sri Lanka are asymptomatic, while those infected (ie suffering symptoms of the disease) have mild conditions that can pass for other flu-like afflictions, never entering the statistics. Since most people will not sight a hospital these days unless its an emergency, there are potentially many in the community that could carry the contagion. Community testing is the only way to establish present sufferers and carriers, while an antibody test may return positive for those who had it (with or without their knowledge) and have now resolved the condition. If community testing at random is conducted, the data thus obtained, have to be released to the public. However, if the results reveal many infections or carriers, then the public will revolt against having an election anytime soon. Maybe the health madarins in charge know this.

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    Our president is Jair Bolsonaro. Jair is ex Army, came to power on far right nationalistic BS, now a businessman worth millions, and has had three health ministers in last few months because none agreed with his Covid management. The difference is Gotha straight went for military as health sec to avoid such inconvenience. SCP for those questions you have posted here I have just one reply did you see any of those things you had questioned during ZERO CASUALTY humanitarian mission ??????? Just a reminder, you are living in “Land Like No Other”. So anything and everything is possible.

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      I may have lost you: “Our president is Jair Bolsonaro. “
      Are you in Brazil? Como vai você?
      Jair Bolsonaro, the greatest pal of US imperialism in Latin America, has done his best to keep company with the US in the COVID-19 league!

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        Chis doesn’t know you never get the understanding from metaphors. Tell him the prostitute and Pimp story and explain him what was the rest, pls. He will write next time in the way you can understand. Now he tries to explain you in the wrong ways. Fix him to match for you.

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          “Fix him to match for you.”
          Interesting thought. (BTW, when did you get into the match making business?)
          But there is a catch.
          Is Chis(?) a gay male? I am not.
          Is Chis(?) a female? I have to get divorced as I do not favour polygamy. (I wonder if you do.)

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            “BTW, when did you get into the match making business?”

            After reading your ancient feebles.

            ” I wonder if you do. “ Man, keep complaining the plate next to you is missing sothy will not help. Don’t spend your life dreaming with your badu you only enjoying. Share your wealth and enjoy the life.

            Here is a real ancient fable. those who know fable will quickly recognize it is really and ancient fable. Two boys, one studied Vedas, got married started, the life as priest in a temple, but the other lost and started to drink and spent time in brothel houses. But he wondered from all wherever he were in, how his friend at temple will be praying and seeking the path to soul maturity. The one at temple kept wondering even at the time while showing the Theepam to god, what fun life his friend is having with women and bars. One day, by the pressure in the heart for a useful life, visited others places. When the poor man went to temple, his friend was not their, but a person asked him what he was he looking for. He said that all what was in heart and praised his friend’s life. The person replied, “I am the god, what you are saying is not correct. He was seeking filth in his life and has fallen in that. But you longed for a better life and you are coming with me.
            So don’t wonder secretly or . You can open your heart and show us the wishes in that. We can help. But search out for the souls you seek and enjoy it.

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              M*****g
              Sorry, I am an atheist.
              May I ask which brother is you?
              What’s the use: you never answer my questions.

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        Chiv, wow, you could add lot more about Brazil and how they tackle with CORONA crisis today…

        I have worked with Brasilians, but I have never been to Brazil.. but oneday I will travel to also to that part of latin america.. I think CHIV may be living in Brazil. Protuguese is their langauge. .

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      This is about JAIR BOLSONARO

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jair_Bolsonaro

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    SJ, I hope you too will have those moments. “I said so “. Unfortunately there is nothing to feel good about, because these are obvious facts for anyone to see, but then again denial and ignorance are blinding others from seeing it.

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      Sorry to disappoint you: I avoid “I said so” even when I have said so.

      I will simply await your next “Didnt I say so ?????????”

      All of us have our respective shares of ignorance to which we are blind by chance or by choice.

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    CT does have knee-jerk reactions on some issues, eg AG Dappula at one time. Still, it’s doing better than the Daily Mirror, where its comments policy seems unknown even to its editors.

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      old codger,
      /
      Why don’t you play in the madawala a little more, rather than attacking our 3000 year old Sinhala Buddhist civilisation.
      /
      Mulattoes will never succeed any way.

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        Chow
        I would say that Buddhism is less than 2600 years old.
        So, was there a Sinhala Buddha before Gautama Buddha?

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          You can count the number of days even, because you have nothing else to do!
          /
          The fact is that the Sinhala nation (with kings and tanks) existed for nearly 700 years before the arrival of Buddhism in our lands. The Sinhala-Buddhist nation is a result of these combined forces of enlightenment, and therefore older than 3000 years, you corrupt land thief.
          /
          The point is, you will never succeed in your mlechcha (mulatto) efforts because the depth of our civilisation is lot langer than the arrival of Jew Benjamin through South Africa and started producing mulattoes with Ran Menikas and Podi Menikas of galagedara.
          /
          Remember the origins of bad blood that is circulating in mulatto veins!

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            Mulatto veins have native blood as well.
            BTW, are you sure of your ancestry?
            Now there are ways to check using DNA.
            *
            “…therefore older than 3000 years….”
            Will it be 30,000 by any chance or a few zeros more?

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              There is a true story of a mother who never thought that his only son would get married to a non-sinhala woman. She even boycotted his wedding and entered to closer being unable to making her mind up… After sometime, she became very sick so that she needed blood tranfusion if save her life. This should be from a person whose iblood group is O. So the enitre family became helpless but the blood group of the daughter-in-law was a match with that of Amma. So the son had no other choice but to go for saving the life of his beloved mother. He did and kept it a secret within them. Mother is in her early 70ties and her life was saved and she was then questioning how her son was able to find a person of choice to give her blood. There, the son had to reveal the truth from A-Z- since then very same mother became almost like a buddhist nun and felt psychologically very bad bieing unable to bear the manner she treated her own daughter in law. In the mean time, little family had given a birth to two little chidren. All what little ones` mother requested was – never ever think of attacking the other being based on race, religion or whatever the barriers. This young lad is a biologist by her carrier and made the seniors very clear, we are all the same so long we belong to the homo sapiens category. All other labels that we are on, are useless, we as people should realize the facts about the human beings.
              This is being practice by LEELAGE MALLI today- and that is why he is so unique.

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                Thank you Leelagemalli!

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            Chow Chow stop barking like mad here . Why no food? Chingkallams as a people and the Chingkalla language only came to existence around the 7-9 AD. Buddhism only arrived in the island around 2300 years ago. So how did Chingkalla Poutha civilisation exist 3000 years ago? 90% of your kings from ancient to recent were all Thamizh and most Chingkallams are descended from Thamizh. Half of the, so called Chingkallams ancestors only arrived from South India 400-500 years ago, to work do menial slave work, like fishing, climbing trees, sweeping. cleaning , beating the drum and working as slave/indentured labour in the huge spice estates. When ever there was some famine in then Thamizh Cheralam and Thamizh Nadu , the Portuguese and Dutch used to import hundreds of thousands of low caste/untouchables from these two South Indian states and now their descendants are all Chingkalla Aryans . The so called Tank irrigation is typically South Indian /Dravidian /Thamizh , that came with the Thamizh kings who ruled the island and the South Indian imported labour whom they brought to build these ancient tanks. Your so called great king Parakaraman Paku is a Thamizh.

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              The last two important names Chingkallam now Prakritised to Sinhala meaning the red or copper coloured land in Thamizh Cheppu or Chikappu ( red or copper) Alam meaning land or sliver of land, Nothing to do with Lions or savages from North India , a myth later invented by mad Poutha monks to create a different origin for the island’s Thamizh Buddhists who later evolved as Chingkallams. Eezham meaning the land of toddy or metal in Thamizh later Prakritised to Hela . This is why the ancient Thamizh who migrated from the island to then Thamizh Cheralam are called the Eezhava and are closely associated with toddy tapping. They are not called Helava or something stupid . The Eezhava now make up 30% of Kerala’s population . Will be more as many of them converted to Christianity and Islam and now do not identify themselves as Eezhava. Please do not bark t

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          Those who would want to check the facts about religions and their ages.
          .Please find the link below.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_religion

          In a country relics are said to have been brought by a Nagaya according to CHIEF Priest of Kelaniya temple – not a wonder to see – millions of self adulators not knowing the facts.
          :
          Genealogical research has proved that we the srilankens should have been mixed up in the course of the years.
          :
          Please check the phenotypes of RAJAKSHE family:::though they wear the banners – RAJAPAKSHE…. I mean the first generation…. they look like malay or the like like living in Malaysia.
          :
          And our sinhalayas are said to be mixed up with inhabitants of Maldives and other island nations in the indian ocean.

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          What brings us stay self-adulating ONLY our heritage but without begging bowl nothing seems to work yet in SL, though permanently stand against west and america. This was the case also with Ethiopians until recently. Now for some reasons, they have changed their thinking patterns. Not in colombo yet today, but in Adisabeba, they have introduced tram and good busservice to ones living in that city area.
          :
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz_nJpqvaiE

          Right atthe moment, so called leader have failed to offer even 25 US dollars/family though started distributing to their supporters.

          lets STAY further talking about our SO CALLED HERITAGE !. my foot.

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            Leela,
            Ethiopia is an ancient civilization, mentioned even in the Bible. They were building cities before many Europeans.
            Did you know that Colombo had electric trams and buses? What happened to them is another story…

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        Chow my dear,
        Congratulations! When did they let you out? Is something clipped to your tail?

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    So sorry SJ, for not realizing it, could you please mention the content. You being so humble I understand for not claiming so. Discussing the events went wrong from the time of independence is what you mean.

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      If you are a postmodernist you can interpret any statement as you wish; as they say “The Author is dead”.
      Please yourself.

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    Mallai, I got it . Thanks Buddy. Thanks to you too Leelagemalli for quoting easy reference, to help SJ in knowing the similarities.
    SJ, looks like it is you who is trying to fix S.C.PASQUAL. Good Luck buddy.

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      There is a saying which is often used by my grand ma – even if a dog’s tail put in a bamboo sheath, you would not be able to straighten it.
      This is 100% valid to Ms Pasqual and his slave mentality to Raja Kalliya.

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    Mr. know it all, you are the first to identify the sex (male, female, gay, lesbian, trans) from a pseudonym. I wonder with experts like you around , how could men use female pseudonym for cover. (and vice versa).

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    C
    I am puzzled by this outburst. Who provoked you?
    I know that it cannot be me as I have no time for such investigations.
    LM wrote “Ms Pasqual”, is it him?
    Nearly everybody hereabouts is a Mr/Ms Know-it-all. So it will help if one is specific.

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    SJ, lets move on shall we ????

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      C
      I seriously wanted to find out who the know-it-all was who could spot the gender of the user of a pseudonym.
      I will drop it as you have lost interest.
      And, as you say let’s move on.

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