2 December, 2020

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Joint Opposition Calls For Referendum On ETCA

The Joint Opposition has called for a referendum to obtain the public view on the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA).

Nugegoda Wimal Dinesh UdayaParliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that the Government was going ahead in signing the agreement by September this year, despite protests by various groups including professionals.

“No one knows what’s in the agreement, and the government has not taken any steps to education the people on it,” he said.

“It’s important to get the views of the people on this before signing it, so the government should call a referendum just like the UK did recently,” he added.

According to Abeywardena, although legal action can be taken against issues like VAT, there was no legal provisions to go to courts for such agreements.

In February this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared that no one can stop his government from signing the agreement, despite fears that the agreement will pave way for Indians to seek employment in Sri Lanka in the field of IT and medicine among others.

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    Idiots – each and every issue are not subjected to Referendums.

    There only those who suported rabble roucers will succeed.

    We perfectly know that 300 000 voters of Wimal Buruwas were just manipulated by his public speeches that went viral as Wesak jathaka kathas. But the very men were not in the mind how Buruwasnse would tick in the politics. That is the nature of lanken voters.

    So, unlike the case with Brexit, we will not get an unbised outcome even if we hold referedums or opinoin polls for the kind of issues.

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      Just about the Brexit ref – experts believe it today in hindsight.. das haette nicht veranstalten muessen. Das war fehler von Cameran. That should NOT have been held … but Cameron did it… LIke wise, lanken current day politicians must not dance to the tune of JOINT DESTRUCTION.

      As if they are born yestreday, behave today bringing all kind of sabotage steps standing on the way. If not India and China who to be joined with lanken counterparts. Entire world is joining today with China and INdia, but us to be away from them can only lead to economic stagnations.

      • 0
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        Really? IF this agreement is so good for the country, why are they keeping it a secret? Why can’t the people know what they are forcing this country into? Shouldn’t we atleast know what’s in the agreement before we (us people) sign it?

    • 8
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      Donkies of JO asking for Referendum for this for that and the other,

      What’s the Parliament for ? which had been elected to do the Correct decisions for us the Public ??
      These rowdy crowds now have nothing to do other than opposing everything the government was to implement.
      They are the JJO JOINT JOKERS OF OPPOSITION.

      • 3
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        “Donkies of JO asking for Referendum for this for that and the other”

        Oh, don’t get too much upset. There are good things in his proposal. There will be many referendums in the future for each and every agreements Govt. is going sign with other Countries such as Singapore, Korea, Japan, UK etc.

        JO Chief, Madamulana Boss will open his usual Dansala in his Colombo residence for each and every referendum. Let us enjoy food, Mathata thitha, Sil redi and other stuff from his Dansala.

        • 3
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          Dont insult donkeys.. they are just harmless animals, these men are just parasites. No worth even to talk about

      • 0
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        Correction

        Donkeys.

    • 5
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      This coming from a man that changed a democracy to a dictatorship with gazette notifications, committees formed with uneducated buffoons from parliament and military muscle.
      Go Figure!

    • 4
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      Sam Fernando

      “Idiots – each and every issue are not subjected to Referendums.”

      Be careful, Wimal might ask for a referendum to have the right to control your bowel movement.

      somassss, romana grandma, Gota, sachooooo the stupid II, Nuisance the stupid I …. are likely to vote for it.

      • 2
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        Dear – they would stand on the way whatever being the case brought by current rulers. That is their nature. Now being unable to see the victory claimed by VAT issue – they write that different – though called all along the SC is biased.

        Wimal Buruwanse is the ibola virus generated to harm this nation.

      • 1
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        Not to forget the name of ” Max”. He will also join the JOINT destruction.
        Max is carrying the ” pingona gene” – anyways, they cant help.

        Native we need to introduce them new brand of punnakku- else they will never change. Dog tail could be straigtened or pigs might fly these buggers would never be changed.

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          Not to insult mentally regarded -but the men of the MAX kind – cant see it right.

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      Sam, True each and every are not subject to Referendums. But this ETCA agreement is an agreement which affect thousands of our sons and daughters future. And also affect our sovernighty. First of all you should learn how to address people as a human even if they are your political opponents and or your views are contradict with theirs.

      We as a small country, we must be very careful when we sign an international agreements, which cannot reverse and or quit from it as we wish. Proposed ETCA is a carbon copy of CEPA which previous government stop signing with India because of people and industrilist’s opposed to it.

      The existing Indo-Lanka agreement is heavily favourable to India. And when a SL company wants to import something to India, it has to undergo various difficulties from the administrative,technical and wharf levels. Finally importer has to pay demmurage plus other extra expenses and it is a complete loss.

      And now from ETCA the service sector going to open for Indians and it s no secret that this is a conspiracy of India to control our country and economy. If anyone who agree to sign this agreement are either people who likes to ruin this country and the economy and or getting financial gains from Indian and western countries INGO’s because this conspiracy funded by these countries. So what is wrong if anybody request to let the people of this country to decide it.

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        Dear Rana,
        I agree with you. As a person spent many years in India, I know India is exploiting Sri Lanka. They are developing using Sri Lankan resources. They give some scholarships and small developments as prey to this country to get many benefits. Indians are suckers of our bloods. We have voted for this government. But we do not like the way it is going.
        Some idots are writing in favour of ETCA without knowing the facts. It is not the issue of Joint Opposition jokers. They are trying to use it. But what they say is true.

        My dear fellow sri lankans, be careful of india, which destroyed our country and divided our people. India is working overtime to get this done. If Ranis signs this. This is the end of his rule.

      • 3
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        Actually that the 18Amendment was an issue to go for a referendum.
        But there donkey folks stayed as if crocodiles fed with clay behaved – ALL DEAF AND BLIND. Now to sabotage all efforts – they want to go against any move of the current govt.
        That is typical to bayyas of the Wimal Thakkadi Buruwanse – viagra controlled penis of Mahinda Rajapakshe.

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      Dear Twolegged-Pingonas, wake up- UK is now in a mess having faced the Brexit ref. All known to me confirm – they would love to stay in EU. That is like they cut their neck by themselves. All known to me are both whites and migrants. I travel across Europe.

      Majority NOW join saying that was the most stupidiest ref HELD in the UK .. that should not have been held – but to test the political strength against the rival men, Cameran had guts to for that. Consequently he resigned his position. So what would be the case for a nation whose majoirty are fed on Punnaku eating – they would not care what the consequences may be, would go voting the way they did it with Buruwanse or Gonthadipila or the like men s election during last 2 elections

    • 1
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      IF A lesson to be taught to lankens, Wimal Buruwanse to be hung by his balls. This man has moved srilanka to a deepest pit. Poor folks are being animated for their political surivival. That is high profile abuses. Never was the guidelines of real buddhism. Knowing vulnerable folks are really in need to abuse them that way is high crimeagainst humanity. They the folks believe all what the cesspits drop down.

    • 0
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      SL is not a democratic country.

      End of story.

  • 16
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    Oh realy, in that case why not first have a referendum in the north for dividing the country? Now you will be cowards for that. Don’t you think this will be more important referendum than a puny one to sign a simple trade agreement with another country?

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      Dear Spark how can 650,000 Dalits in North decide to divide a 22m country only wishful thinking of country less Ealem suckers. Please complain to Rudrakumaran your PM.

      • 5
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        Patriot the pathetic,

        As for the Dalit reference – you should know best!

        You should know, as the authentic Dalit who buried the “de Silva” identity in the hope of merging within majority unnoticed!!

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        Patriot – It depends on your definition of who a “Dalit” is and what is their origin. All ethnicities have clear origins and linear historical paths that they traversed to be known for what they are now. Take for example, the Tamils, they belong to the Dravidian origin of India. Their habituations have been clearly in the south of India. That is also one reason that countries that have been historically parts of South Indian Plate such as Maldives consist of Dravidians who now call themselves Maldivians who during the course of evolution have changed their religion and thus their names, but however agree and never forget that they belong to the Dravidian platelet. The same goes with Jaffna Tamils, who are almost 90% of Dravidian culture with the 20% evolution culture that has made them speak Tamil in their own different accent, manner and traits. Now take the Sinhalese, who believe they are Aryans (Persian & European platelet) however cannot logically state why their physical structure, color and resemblance is Dravidian. It is almost like a Chinese (mongloid) claiming he is of African (Negroid) origin. Then what the hell is the origin of the Sinhalese? Why haven’t the Sinhalese never ever wanted to trace their actual origins using international transparent archaeologists and historians to trace their actual origin? Is it because they are scared of the truth? The name bastard is used in many forms, very often to slander and hurt a person, but not for the purpose for what it actually means. However, if one was state that the Sinhalese race is ethnically a result of bastardisation, it is indeed a sad truth. How did a Sinhalese obtain names such as Wijeratne (Dravidian Wijeratnam), Mahindapala (Dravidian Mahindapalan), Weerasinghe (Weerasingham), Fernando (Portuguese), De Silva (Spain), Padmakumara (Dravidian Padmakumaran), Jayasundera (Dravidian Jayasunderam), Pattali (Dravidian Pattali), Gamanpilla (Dravidian Gammanpillayan)? Why the fuck do they celebrate a day called Sinhalese New Year which is historically the Hindu Dravidian New Year observed by Tamils? Why is the national dress of a Sinhalese woman the sari whose origin is Dravidian if they were so clever to device their own traditional costume? Isn’t that regalia worn by Sinhalese men for their weddings the dress worn by the last king Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe who is also a Dravidian? When they eat Rice & Curry, Kottu, String Hoppers, Pittu, Halape, Manioc boiled, Batala and what not, does it not convey to their stupid brains that all these are not Aryan food (bread, cheese, pizza, sausages, cream, poached eggs) and are pure Dravidian origin food? When they carry flowers and go to the temple to carry out a pooja, isn’t that a purely Dravidian ritual? Has one analyzed the words and letters in Sinhalese are a mix of Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and this Sinhalese language is a result of the bastardisation of these languages. Oh that historical reddai hettai claimed to be pure Sinhalese, where have we seen the origin of this before, Kerala? After all this, does one believe that Sinhalese had the ability to create historical water tanks and irrigation systems or was all these done by Dravidian and other mercenaries who traversed this land and screwed the local women to create bastards with their names with a N or M missing? What if Sangamitta Thera never arrived and bought the message of Lord Buddha? What would these bastards call as their religion? Surely Mahinda Rajapakse’s prick? Thus the reason that Sinhalese are a majority (of bastards) with a minority complex (due to the inability to focally identify and trace their origins), thus the reason for their inability to appreciate another race, religion or even a Dalit.

    • 1
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      Dont worry Spark. You will get what you want, if the yahapalanaya continues. Then we can throw stones at each other over the boarders of so called eelam and sl! Happy?

      • 2
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        More Punnaku – more stupdity.. you are a symbol and the number one fool among that voted for Buruwanse. Ohoma yang

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          Moda Aseelawathie, I will send your share for sure. And keep a sizable portion for uncle Samuel Jayaweera also. If still punnakku are there with you, keep them. You can use them to throw each other on the boarders of eelam.

          • 0
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            Not to insult the mentally retarded but Max seems not getting it.
            Like Buruwanse would do anything and everything to show others bits, but not knowing the gravity of the garbage heaping infront of him – just because of his all abusive nature. These men somehow should be brought to the books – since they have become zero to millionaire within the terms of Mr Medamulana.

            Please world economists, help us finding the theories tricks how these men became that rich within the shorter period of time. Why to think of even Casino – Rajakashe could better bring a good book of tricks right ?

            1) Buruwanse to afford what he or the like dreamt of just 10 years ago – though the Salary earned was not a big sum – economists of the lanken or world wide should work together to get their tricks

            2) If not Kudu or other diverse illegal sources, what other means available within the circles of MAHARAJA et al ?

            3) Maha Meeharaka – still go merrygo round fooling the vulnerable fractions and Sanga gulliable community of the nation – the easy targets that dont even earn not 2 dollars a day – is that at all fair to fool them further for his political survival ?

          • 0
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            Dont attack our elders. That is how you have been rasied right ?

            Why you call her Aseela ? As asked by someone – you need to continue eating punnaku… the kind cant give a life to lanken society.

      • 1
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        More punnakku – more of the like comments

        Two legged ruminants cant know anything but the kind of ill thoughts. HOW CAN even devoloution power into regions lead to disasters.. in Germany or other negibouring countries, the system is very successful. Even betterin Switzerland.. Bezirk regional adminstration do the due as no other country – but your thoughts will never allow lankens easy targets to get it – what is your problem Max ? Why you guys stand on the way of any good moves.. thanks to good governnace today, they rulers respect for example SC decision made on VAT. World is watching at us – the US world s police, like or not sends the message across the relationship between the two countries has improved to the manner ” all times high”. Gonibilla the myth passed to game miniha (common man) is taken away from your stupid skulls. Is that not good governance ? You guys take that for simple, but if MR cointnued to this date, we would have been helled with TRADE embargos by now. You the like can only talk from your both ends- mixing it back and forth, but a state shoudl react not the way your god father did. He is so sick – provable fact- dared to send his message to newly elected premier UK – to show that he is still the HIGH man of the nation – thakkadiya will have to face it sooner than later- no doubt, all the laws will round the man for sure in the days to come. The kind of betrayal can only be- if person is fully mad

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      Spark

      “The Joint Opposition has called for a referendum to obtain the public view on the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA).”

      “Oh realy, in that case why not first have a referendum in the north for dividing the country? Now you will be cowards for that.”

      Great Idea ask State to hold 2 Referendums. May be more.

      1. a referendum to obtain the public view on the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA).”

      2. a referendum in the North and the East to obtain the public view on the North and East staying within a unitary Sri Lanka, Two separate states or Federal State.

      3. a referendum country-wide to obtain the public view stating that ti be qualified to vote, a citizen of Sri Lanka should be over 18 years old AND have an IQ measured by three INDEPENDENT organizations, with an average value greater than the National Average IQ of the population, currently at 79.

      Do we need to elect idiots voted in by idiots? The idiots will get the message not to be idiots.

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

      Sri Lanka 79

      The intelligence scores came from work carried out earlier this decade by Richard Lynn, a British psychologist, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish political scientist, who analysed IQ studies from 113 countries, and from subsequent work by Jelte Wicherts, a Dutch psychologist.

  • 2
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    Why is it a secret? Let us see what this is?

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      srinath.gunaratne

      “Why is it a secret? Let us see what this is?”

      They think that every else are idiots, just like them. The deal must be not so attractive for Sri Lanka.

  • 2
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    Oh, where is mahathya in the picture? did he discussed all the contracts he and his sbilings dealed during their regime under the table?

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    When was the referendum held to push through the 18th amender ?
    I believe two other ‘referendums’ were also held for Shangri-la to be given to the Indian Co. Kreesh ; and to sell part of Sri Lanka to the Chinese

  • 2
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    RE:Joint Opposition Calls For Referendum On ETCA

    “The Joint Opposition has called for a referendum to obtain the public view on the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA).”

    Amarasiri calls for a referendum to obtain the public view on the eligibility of idiots to be able to vote in the elections. Anybody whose IQ s less than the National Average is disqualified, until theit IQ goes above the National Average.

    This goes for politicians as well.

    That way, nobody needs to waste time with the Buruwanses ( 2/2 =0) and their supporters ( IQ < 79), 300,000 of them, who elected Buruwansa.

  • 0
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    We already have FTA with India. Why another one to be rushed in a hurry. In anycase why should one sign agreements with a country who openly nurtured Terrorist to destabilise SL and continued to armed them.India openly sponsored a falsefied human rights resolution against us with US & other Imperialist nations.There is ample evidence now that they have openly campaign to topple the last government at the prez election interfering in the internal affairs of this country and is mainly responsible with US to install the present puppet regime. India steal all the fish resources of SL by illegal bottom trawling by TN fishermen as Wicremasinghe -Sirisena Govt is too timid to utter a word against illegal activities openly perpetrated against SL.Now India is openly siding with TNA who are out to a part of SL as an autonomous regime unde a federal system.They are the force behind federalism as a solution to a non existing problem except for TNA politicians who were the proxies of LTTE.
    When the past record is tainted & India continues to perpetrate injustice to us & SL has lost in the already signed FTA, Ranil- Sirisena is only whoodwinking the national interest when they hoist another ECTA behind the back of people. SL vividly remeberhow UNP JRJ was intimated to sign 13th Amendment to Constitution which was forced against the wishes of the people which has done immense damge misery and utter politicisation of country side and that provincial council system is gobbling up all the revenues generated by the country to up keep a massive non productive system absolutely not required for a small country. Such is the tarried record of India in its uncalled for intervention into our internal affairs.
    So why tolerate another injustice who ever it is done. Wicremasinghe- Sirisena govt could not even present a proper budget & implement its proposals. Even Supreme court has stopped its main VAT proposal. Can such an incompetent grp sign a complex propsal that would benefit this country is most doubtful as present regime has been incompetent in all its doings. Onlything they have shown competent is taking revenge out of opposition by politiciddsation of Police!
    Any honest politician if he is democrat would have resigned after his own nomeenee to CB was found guilty by Auditor General. The thief when caught directly said he committed the robbery because PM instructed him to do so. When you are named as the person who hatched the plot, how come Ranil Wicks continues as the PM preaching vedi bana!

  • 4
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    Mahinda when you amended the constitution for your own benefit did you ask for a referendum? Why only now? You have an important job, its not politics, its your duty to work hard and find ways and means of protecting your sons, your self, your brothers and your, h wife from the arms of the law. Do it, be a honest father, honest husband, honest brother and not a dirty politician.

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      @ Park

      Good Advice,
      “Be an honest father , honest husband , honest brother and not a dirty politician.”

  • 0
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    RW who seem to have protected a thief should not be allowed to sign any agreements on behalf of SL. First sort out CB affair. Then fulfill the promises made to voters to bring thieves of the previous government to justice. Since it is very difficult to get opinions of everybody publish draft of the agreement and go for a referendum just like what UK did. I believe ETCA is a dangerous thing as India cannot be relied upon. They trained thousands of youths from the North and unleashed them on innocent citizens of this country and it took thirty long years to get out of that situation. Just because India arranged Tamils to vote for UNP the whole country should not be opened for people from South India.

    However I have a suspicion that this is already happening in the guise of tourism. In the recent past BIA is packed with tourist from India who look like Tamils or other south Indians and we are greatly inconvenienced. Who are these people?. I hope they are not trained personnel who could remain in SL and give another fight one day. Let tourism not be a Trojan horse.

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      Aloy,
      “Just because India arranged Tamils to vote for UNP the whole country should not be opened for people from South India.”
      So you prefer North Indians, do you? Why?

      ” In the recent past BIA is packed with tourist from India who look like Tamils or other south Indians and we are greatly inconvenienced.”
      In your opinion, what does a Tamil look like? Does Jayalalitha look like a Tamil? Does not Mahinda Rajapaksa look like a Tamil film actor?

      • 0
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        old codger,
        SL Tamil: Like a tiger when in Jaffna, a pussy cat in Colombo and a cry baby in Geneva.
        TN Tamil: Few notches below the level of SL counterpart. Can easily see the difference when he opens the mouth.

  • 4
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    “Joint Opposition Calls For Referendum On ETCA”

    Ane munge redda! Referendum must be hold not on that but on whether these animals must be put behind bars without trial for the trouble and nuisance they cause to the public life.

    • 3
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      Spot on Mr. Silva :)
      Rather calling a referendem on ” all the high profile culprits/criminals to be punished sooner than later” is the need of the hour – then the President has to respect the mandate.

      – there people will surely given a mandate over 60%.

      Then that can give a life to the nation.

  • 3
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    Is this guy going crazy no power that is the reason

  • 3
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    Someone has slipped the “Stupid Pill” into JO’s drinking water. First Shadow Cabinet then Justice League and now this.

    Can the President ask these losers to take a hike and start doing what’s right for the country.

  • 0
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    55 Percent of the Indian population live on less tha USD 3.10 a day.

    That is nearly 550 Million inhabitants.

    23 % live of the population live on less than USD 1.25 a day.

    That is nearly 250 Million people.

    No Water , no housing and no sanitary facilities for these people.

    Compare that to Srilanka after the LTTE was banished.

    Why on earth this Yahapalana PM Batanada Ranil is hell bent on signing Free Trade agreements of his own?.

    Do our doctors, engineers, It graduates, and Technologists know what this means to their opportunities to make a living?.

    Can they migrate to India ?.

    Unlike his PM ,our Yahapalana Prez probably doesn’t know what Osmosis is….

    • 4
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      [55 Percent of the Indian population live on less ……..]

      What gave you the idea that we give a F?

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        Mate, You sound like a Ambani from Bombay…

  • 1
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    Referendum for BREXIT or ETCA, hardly comparable!

    In any event surely the Joint Opposition (JO) got their referendum only a few short months ago; did n’t the people vote with their feet at the time. Remember it JO: that is why you are sitting where you are now.

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    Go away and die, you thief ,nobody wants to hear what you lie about

  • 1
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    When the fair fat lady is taken in he will go nuts

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    So the biggest crooked thugs of the non-joint opposition want a referendum. One thing I will admire about these scoundrels is the tenacity with which they will use every single chance they get to make the most noise. 18th amendment-no need for a referendum he he. Jack prices of petrol, electricity, imported essentials no protests. But raise GST by a teeny tiny 4% to improve the revenue bottom line becomes the biggest disaster. Even the Hitang gets scared and caves in the bumb idiot that he is. UNP are you sleeping at the wheel as usual? These scoundrels will not stop until they have crashed your bus you buffoons.

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