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Joint Opposition To Meet Speaker Next Week Over COPE Report; Mahendran Claims He Has Not Fled

The Joint Opposition will meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya next week to request for a debate on the COPE report which was submitted to Parliament on Friday.

Arjuna Mahendran

Arjuna Mahendran

Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena confirmed to the Colombo Telegraph that they are awaiting Jayasuriya’s arrival from Geneva to meet him.

The group is scheduled to meet Jayasuriya on Monday at Parliament to request for a debate on the COPE report with regard to the Treasury Bond scandal.

Jayasuriya is in Geneva, leading the Sri Lankan delegation at the Inter Parliamentary Union.

Soon after the COPE report on the Central Bank Treasury Bond was presented to Parliament, the Joint Opposition requested for a special debate on the report on grounds that the scam was the largest fraud in the history of Central Bank.

Meanwhile, Arjuna Mahendran has denied allegations that he has fled the country. In a Facebook post on his official page, Mahendran said that he is currently overseas on a ‘private tour’ and he hopes to return to Sri Lanka soon.

On Friday, Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Sunil Handunneththi presented the 55 page COPE report on the Central Bank Treasury Bond to Parliament. The COPE comprises of 26 members out of which 15 members had extended their support to the report by Handunneththi without footnotes, while 9 members, all who were UNP members, had supported the report provided certain ‘footnotes’ were added to the report.

The COPE Members who supported the report the report without any footnotes were; Sunil Handunneththi, Rauff Hakeem, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Lakshman Seneviratne, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Anura Dissanayake, Chandrasiri Gajadeera, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Bimal Rathnayake, Veerakumara Dissanayake, M. A. Sumanthiran, Nalinda Jayatissa and Gnanamuttu Srinesan. The UNP MPs who extended support to the report subsequent to insisting that footnotes be included in the report were; Ravindra Samaraweera, Sujeewa Senasinghe, Wasantha Aluvihara, Harsha de Silva, Ajith P Perera, Ashok Abeysinghe, Abdullah Mahroof, Hector Appuhamy and Harshana Rajakaruna.

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    The latest entry in to Mahavamsa:

    In Buddhist Year two thousand something, King Rajapassa managed to unite the Tri Sinhala and was ruling united Sri Lanka from Kotte. After 10 years of his rule, one of his minor Amathiyas, Shree Sena of Polonnaruwa captured power by stabbing King Rajapassa in his passa (backside) and started ruling Lanka. King Shree Sena appointed Vikum Singh of Kelaniya as his Maha Amathi because Vikum Singh was the strategist in the campaign to get rid of Rajapassa.

    Vikum Singh, was a cunning man and wanted someone to manage the Bhandagaraya while he spent his full time playing chess with his opponents. As was the custom since time memorial in Sri Lanka, he selected a foreigner, a Pandya from Sinha Pura, called Arjun for the job though there were many local nobles who were fit for the job.

    A more appropriate name for Arjun would have been Ali Baba. Such were his skills for robbing and more importantly, hiding the booty. Before you could say ‘Open Sesame’ Arjun robbed the Bhandagaraya of crores of gold coins, which vanished like the mist at sunrise.

    There was a big ha ho, which Vikum Singh, the master strategist, managed to curb and cover up for some time. But it could not be contained forever. The containment effort was like wearing a loin cloth to stop acute diarrhea. Within a short time, all hell broke loose.

    Arjun the Pandya ran away to Sinha Pura leaving his pal Vikum Singh holding the bucket. But that did not deter the Maha Amathi, who, of late, had forgotten his actual role and started acting as the clown of the royal court much like Andare. In the style of some people, who when the boat they are travelling in overturns, cling to the other side saying, ‘hey, this side is better than the other’, Vikum Singh and his cronies go around saying that this is a victory for democracy.

    Lanka has thus managed to redefine democracy as a system of government of thieves, for thieves by thieves – until they are caught. When and if they are caught, it becomes a system of government of the people, for the people by the people where Dahamen (Justice) Semen (everything goes on slowly) is the norm.

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      And Perpetual Terrorists are squandering away he monies by buying shares… Not going to help buddies…

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      EDWIN RODRIGO ,

      RE: The latest entry in to Mahavamsa:

      This needs editinh and revision.

      Why is that the latest entry in to Mahavamsa and the earlier entries in Mahawamsa by Para-Monk Mahanama, tell the truth about the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho? Mahawamsa wants to mix history with lies, such as Buddha’s three Visits, Buddha Flying to the top of a mountain etc. to be ‘politically” correct and keep fooling the fools?

      The latest entry in to Mahavamsa needs revision.

      In Buddhist Year two thousand something, in the Land o Native Veddah Aethho, illegally occupied by the Paradeshis, Paras from Bharat, Para-King Rajapassa, a noted Murderer, Robber and Thief, managed to unite the Para-Tri Sinhala and was ruling united Land of Native Veddah Aethho from Kotte. After 10 years of his Para-rule, one of his minor Para-Amathiyas, Para-Shree Sena of Polonnaruwa captured power by stabbing Para-King Rajapassa in his passa (backside) and started ruling the Land aka Lanka. Para-King Shree Sena appointed Para-Vikum Singh of Kelaniya as his Para-Maha Amathi because Para-Vikum Singh was the strategist in the campaign to get rid of Para-Rajapassa.

      Citations:

      1. Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      2. Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

      3. The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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        Before I write a detailed answer, please let me know precisely what you mean by the adjective Para, which you love using so frequently. In your opinion King Parakramabahu should be Para Parakramabahu is it not? It can be also written as (Para)^2 kramabahu. Where ^2 stands for square, or repetition. Similarly we can derive the following words: 1- (Para)^2 rajasingham. 1- (Para)^2 rajasingham and so on. So do be careful before yo elaborate because you may miss the Para Nirmitha Vasawarthiya.

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          That belong to his unique voccabulary and has been using them back and forth. I am fed up reading Amarasiri s when he cant be without them. But he supports JVPrs for some reasons from the day one.

          Para, IQ LOW levels, DNA test are few other terms

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            Leelawathie, no one is forcing you to read the comments of others.
            Amarasiri has the same right just as you do to comment to any article on CT.
            Haven’t you heard about freedom of expression ?
            Check you IQ levels first my dear !!!! – also update “YOUR KNOWLEDGE” on german politics by taking a note of my last reply to your comment on the article “Under Pressure From Sirisena, Army Intelligence Officer Involved In Lasantha Murder Released On Bail”.
            Oya niyama koheda yanne – Malle pol !

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              wadepiya,
              piyak, piyak, kukul pen.

              “Haven’t you heard about freedom of expression ?”

              ‘What a fuss about an omelette!’ might be rolling in his grave.

              Hegelian swollen head, getting a paycheck or getting results?

              Freedom of speech not license to ruin credibility.

              Morality Concerns Humanity, Not Gods. God is a Product of Human Weakness

              “Comment is free, but facts are sacred”.
              “It is well to be frank; it is even better to be fair”. C.P. Scott.

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                Tsylana,
                Freedom of speech not license to ruin credibility……
                Of course not … but credibility is strengthened through freedom of speech

                God is a Product of Human Weakness…. That is your personal view. You’re entitled to that.

                “Comment is free, but facts are sacred”….
                be scared only if you have something to hide

                “It is well to be frank; it is even better to be fair”.
                Through free expression you can be both

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                  we can all see your clerical work Q and A.

                  2 D literature for Beast to have the privilege of interpreting Dharma.

                  Negroids should be disenfranchised.

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                  “”Through free expression you can be both “2
                  As if we are unaware that: sell all 3 pits higannage dupata.
                  when are you going to be cannibal?/ next year it begins.

                  what a shame it hasn’t started before.
                  anyway there is always a catalyst to give it that umph.

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              wadepiya/leelawathie – The readers of CT are beginning to like
              the comments from Amarasiri as he writes about the people living
              in the historical land of parayas. Every word spoken in our country,whether in Sinhala or Tamil,it starts with the word ‘para’

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                “”whether in Sinhala or Tamil,it starts with the word ‘para’ “”

                explicitly excludes him. So what is he??

                ☣A Naxalite that grew up on 3rd grade free education.
                Lost the opportunity that passed him by so he is sick- he moved from faith to atheist…egalitarian but ignores Iceland.

                ⛨ He is as Sick as a cat with eating rats. :
                defined as the` opposite state of mind` to `para`noia(paranoia):

                ⛨ Sick as a cat with eating rats. 💉 Sick as a cat with eating rats.

                He has PRONOIA – the suspicion the Universe is a conspiracy on your behalf-the world is set up to secretly benefit people.

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                [Edited out]

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            Leelawathie Akke,

            The Truth really hurts. We want the Truth.

            Enlightened Buddha said, seek the truth.

            Do you know what the Enlightened Buddha said about women to Ananda?

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              “”Do you know what the Enlightened Buddha said about women to Ananda? “”

              🌕I am poor, but I am not in debt.🌕

              “”Enlightened Buddha said, seek the truth.””

              ⛅Beggars, actors in farces, buffoons, and all that sort of people.

              “The Truth really hurts. We want the Truth.”

              ⛅You peradeniya make yourself obscure.

              We are free to yield to truth.

              What do idle laws avail without morals?

              We are often misled by the appearance of truth.

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                timbuttu

                “”Enlightened Buddha said, seek the truth.””

                The Paradeshi (Para-) politicians and their followers in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, seek deception and lies, not the trith. When the truth comes out, they brove, even the Presdent, Gon Sirisena Gamarala, to gert around it the truth.

                A Word of Truth

                Without truthfulness there can be no society. Without truthfulness human communication breaks down and distrust, hostility and force take over. Truthfulness is, therefore, of fundamental importance to a harmonious and peaceful society and of fundamental importance to the harmonious and peaceful individuals who constitute that society.

                http://ratnaghosa.fwbo.net/wordtwo.html

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                  “”A Word of Truth””

                  I do not believe you for a moment – stupid obsolete troll.

                  ““”Enlightened Buddha said, seek the truth.”””

                  Go find your buddha knickers from Rev Ganasara.

                  He can give you a pink bumkin hallowing better than Edwin with that inferiority complex like you no?

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          EDWIN RODRIGO

          Yes, agree, the word Para r Prefix Para has multiple meaning in different languages.

          1. In Greek and Persion,

          a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, most often attached to verbs and verbal derivatives, with the meanings “at or to one side of, beside, side by side” ( parabola; paragraph; parallel; paralysis), “beyond, past, by” ( paradox; paragogue); by extension from these senses, this prefix came to designate objects or activities auxiliary to or derivative of that denoted by the base word ( parody; paronomasia), and hence abnormal or defective ( paranoia), a sense now common in modern scientific coinages ( parageusia; paralexia). As an English prefix, para- 1, may have any of these senses; it is also productive in the naming of occupational roles considered ancillary or subsidiary to roles requiring more training, or of a higher status, on such models as paramedical, and paraprofessional: paralegal; paralibrarian; parapolice.

          2. Chemistry. a combining form designating the para (1, 4) position in the benzene ring.
          Abbreviation: p-. example para-chloro benzoic acid.
          Compare meta- (def 4b), ortho- (def 2b).

          3. North Indian Languages, Short for Para-deshis, Foreigner, Outside, Stranger.

          Example The Paradesi Synagogue

          The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active[1] synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations,[2] located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of the term is “foreigners”, applied to the synagogue because it was built by Sephardic or Spanish-speaking Jews, some of them from families exiled in Aleppo, Safed and other West Asian localities.

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

          4. In Lanka, the Land of Native Aethho, Paradesis or Paras are the Foreigners, who came legally or illegally to the Land, that belongs to the Native Veddah Aethho, who claimed the land, initially by walking.

          So, the suffix Para-is used t refer to Para-Sinhala, Para-Tamils, Para-Muslims, Para-Portugese( Parangios), the Para-Dutch, the Para-English ( Para-Suddho), etc.

          Therefore your Mahawamsa narrative needs to be corrected by adding the Para- as Amarasiri has indicated. Monk Mahanama did not know these facts. He went by myths and Katta Katha. There is no need for to believe that the Sun goes around the Earth just because Joshua, the Church and the ancient Greeks said so.

          Reference:

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

          http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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            imbecile recurring troll wrong number what is Prefix??

            Etymology
            duo- +‎ plural=duoplural-referring to two or more of something; nonsingular.

            You deceitfully relate stories that are merely lessons in vice.

            Stay! that is enough.

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            Thanks for clearing that up. However, we still have a couple of problems.

            Firstly, Para has another meaning not mentioned by you. It is affiliated with the word PARIAH, which by itself leads to several meanings as given below:

            • an outcast, persona non grata, leper, reject, untouchable, undesirable, rareunperson

            • historical: a member of an indigenous people of southern India originally functioning as ceremonial drummers but later having a low caste. (courtesy-google)

            Thus in local Sinhala usage the word ‘para’ indicates severe undesirability. Ex: Calling someone ‘para balla’ or worse still, ‘para kala veddah’. Try this too, “para weda karanna epa yako”. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t like to be at the butt end of such vitriolic verbal attacks.

            Secondly, I like to use words efficiently. Repetition, redundancy, stating the obvious etc. should be avoided. Taking the Sri Lankan population, as you have so nicely explained, all except the native aththos are parayas. Therefore why emphasize the obvious by saying para para every other word? The whole thing sounds like a varsity song, which runs like this:

            Para Para Para Para Vesi … tum de tum – Para Para Para Para Vesi … tum de tum – Tum tum tum de tum tum – Para Para Para Para Veai … tum de tum- Pom.

            Excuse me, it is a lengthy song and I can only remember the above words.

            Wait a minute now. It is coming back. Para Para Para Para Vesi … give me your something please. I will go crazy – My something is on the stand. …. And finally, we will do something – upon the seat – on a bicycle meant for two. Para Para Para Para Vesi. Nice song. Eh?

            So shall we agree to drop the para? If you like I can put a footnote (an atuwa) to explain that unless qualified by the adjective ‘native’ they are all parayas.

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              EDWIN RODRIGO

              “It is affiliated with the word PARIAH, which by itself leads to several meanings as given below:”

              Yes. Thanks. The “low” caste Pariah, as defined by the “upper ” castes, and subjective. However, Paradeshi is real not subjective, and it correctly defines the outsider, foreigner or stranger.

              Perhaps, Amarasiri can put a note saying that Para-is the abbreviation for Paradeshi, foreigner, stranger, outsider to the land, instead of adding -dershi.

              You have got a point, because in Sri Lanka and South India, from the Dravidian Languages, Para, or para means “low” caste or drummer caste, as defined by the “upper” castes.

              However, in Northern India, Paradeshis or Paras mean strangers or foreigners, and becomes confusing in South India and Sri Lanka.

              Therefore, in usage in Sri Lanka and South India the Paradeshis should not be shortened to Paras, should be spelled out, to distinguish between foreigners and low caste drummers.

              Going forward, Amarasiri will try to make this distinction.

              So, Para-Sinhala become Paradeshi-Sinhala
              Para-Tamils become Paradeshi-Tamils
              Para-Demala become Paradeshi-Demala

              Para-Muslims become Paradeshi-Muslims
              Para-Portuguese become Paradeshi-Portuguese ( Parangios)
              Para-Malays becomes Paradeshi-Malays
              Para-Dutch becomes Paradeshi-Dutch
              Para-English becomes Paradeshi-English ( Para-Suddo)

              So shall we agree to drop the para? Yes, but replace it with Paradeshi, because there is data in support of that, except for the Native Veddah Aethho.

              All the Paradeshis have to accept the facts given below. However, when the Paradeshis n Lanka, go back to India, Bharat, will will not be Paradeshis, just Natives, like the Native Vedda Aethhi in Lanka.

              Reference:

              Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

              http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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                Amarasiri, at first glance I did not like your new idea of changing Para to Paradeshi, my main concern being what will happen to my favorite song para para para para Vesi. It will become Paradeshi paradeshi paradeshi paradeshi vesi completely upsetting the rhyming. But then I had this brilliant idea (I get them quite often) of making it para para para para deshi! You see why I sound so happy? It makes the song respectable enough to be sung even with your children.

                Okay, I agree to the change but I want to make a suggestion for further improvement. Can we modify it slightly to incorporate a way of distinguishing the sex of the subject to make it even more useful? I suggest that we use Paradeshi for males and Paravesi for females.

                For example, you and I will identify ourselves in our posts as Paradeshi Amarasiri and Paradeshi Edwin while contributors such as Sharmini Serasinghe can use the other version. You see how great the idea is?

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                  EDWIN RODRIGO

                  “For example, you and I will identify ourselves in our posts as Paradeshi Amarasiri and Paradeshi Edwin”

                  There is no need to refer to the Native Veddah Aethho or Amarasiri as Paradeshis or Paras.

                  However, the Psradeshis in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, need to be referred to as Paradeshis or Psaras, until they return home to India, Bharat, Damnba-Diva, their Homeland.

                  After all, the Tamils in South India are Not called, Paradeshi or Para- Tamils. Only in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho just like the Paradeshi, Para-Sinhala and other Paras, Paradeshis.

                  Support is given below.

                  Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

                  http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

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                    Paradeshi Amarasiri, you say “There is no need to refer to the Native Veddah Aethho or Amarasiri as Paradeshis or Paras. However, the Psradeshis in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, need to be referred to as Paradeshis or Psaras, until they return home to India, Bharat, Damnba-Diva, their Homeland”.

                    Have you, like Hillary Clinton, taken some sort of performance enhancement drug? That is the only way to explain the drivel you are writing. I never wanted to refer to the Native Veddah Aethho as Paradshi or Paravesi for that matter. Please leave those savages out of this discussion.

                    This is like some of those JO guys calling themselves pure SLFPers while those in Yahapalnaya say no, we are the true SlFPers. Tell me, are you a Native Veddah or not? What is your village pojja? There is so much confusion pojja that my olu pojja is going round and round like a drone pojja.

                    Your conclusion that Veddahs are the native people is completely wrong and based on erroneous data. Conclusive proof has emerged that the Balangoda man is much older than Veddahs and hence they are the native people of the island.

                    Paradeshi Edwin

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        Amarasiri, I think you are suffering from CGR envy – Country, Government and Religion envy – in addition to numerous other envies. The Sinhala have their own country, government and a religion. Despite an overwhelming numerical superiority, Cholas, Pandyas and the kalaveddahs do not have any of these. That is the root cause of your problem.

        You speak of ‘Buddha Flying to the top of a mountain’! Birds fly. Planes fly. Buddha does not fly. Flying involves a medium like air from which lift is obtained using flapping or stationary wings. Buddha did not fly like a bird. Nor did he hop from rock to rock. He walked.

        The Pali word for walking is gaccati. Something similar to ‘man gachchanava’ used by Wanniye Aththos.

        For me it does not matter how he reached Sri Pada or whether he even visited Sri Lanka at all or not. What matters to me is that this great man, a prince by birth, gave up all that, attained enlightenment and spent the next 45 years of his life teaching his Dhamma to those who had the intelligence to understand it. He travelled on foot covering 1000’s of miles to reach out to such people. Saying ‘Carata Bhikkave Carika – Bahu Jana Sukhaya – Bahu Jana Hithaya’ he encouraged all his disciples to do the same.

        Nowhere in the chronicles is it recorded that he used horse drawn chariots, elephants etc. although such must have been offered by the wealthy followers. Nor did he stay long in the comfort of Ashrams built for him by them. He walked, walked and walked even when, towards the end, he was sick and weak from acute diarrhea, not listening to his close followers, until finally Parinirvana (death) occurred in Kusinara.

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          EDWIN RODRIGO

          “What matters to me is that this great man, a prince by birth, gave up all that, attained enlightenment and spent the next 45 years of his life teaching his Dhamma to those who had the intelligence to understand it.”

          No dispute here.

          The dispute is with the so-called “Buddhist” followers, who turned him into a God and made statues and even Mountains, by mythology,and started worshiping. This is Not Buddha Dhamma, or Buddhist Philosophy. May be this is Sinhala “Buddhist” Philosophy. If Buddha were ever to return, he would be shocked and appalled. This is the general consensus.

          Buddha said, seek the Truth (not the Myth).

          1. Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

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    Arjuna Mahendran

    RE: Joint Opposition To Meet Speaker Next Week Over COPE Report; Mahendran Claims He Has Not Fled

    Defend yourself. Give your reasons. Don’t try to be the fall guy. Stick to your guns. If Dimwit politicians are involved exposed them. Tell your side of the story.

    However, you have an uphill battle because of your son in law.

    Do you think your son in law cares about the father in law? What are the statistics?

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      Arjuna Mahendran

      RE: Joint Opposition To Meet Speaker Next Week Over COPE Report; Mahendran Claims He Has Not Fled

      “Defend yourself. Give your reasons. Don’t try to be the fall guy. Stick to your guns. If Dimwit politicians are involved exposed them. Tell your side of the story.”

      For you defense, show how the Mahinda Rajapaksa stooge Cabraal was doing, like buying the Greek Bonds etc. and the losses suffered including the Petroleum Corporation hedging deal. However, this is not going to be an excuse for any wrong doing by you, but at least it will dig up mote of the abuses by Cabrall and Mahinda Rajapaksa, if any. Remember, there are a lot of Dimwits, Nitwits, Blockheads and Simpletons in the Sri Lankan Parliament.

      By the way, is your son in law getting fatter and gaining weight and becoming a fat cat?

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    Arjun Mahendran won’t run away. Because, his friend Ranil Protect him.

    If the country wants to see a proper conclusion to this theft, Ranil should asked to resign first. Prosecution followd by jail won’t solve the problem billions that the country lost should be taken back. Other wise, thieves spenn some of the money they looted from the country to save themselves and after that they live happily ever after.

    Otherwise, Ranil with the help of media make it a wash out.

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      In response to shooting of the students in the north, you claimed “this kind of killings are normal in the west.”

      Canadian Liberal government lost its popularity and lost the election after the ‘sponsorship scandal.’ This kind corruption are also normal in the west. So stop your double standard whining.

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    Need to see the f…ing foot notes those bloody UNP members made before signing the report. It’s a shame to call a “YAHAPALANAYA” if these assholes cannot understand a basic highway robbery. GOD BLESS SRI LANKA.

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    We want ex-CB Governor must back to an Island earliest possible date.

    CB Bond is public funds belongs to Citizens of Our People of
    Sri Lankans that ex-Governor has to address money misused by His Son -in law Company- of Perpetual Primer Trading of CB Bonds scam.

    We cannot allowed that Bonds of Gov. of Sri Lankan funds misappoated by Singhoporean Citizens. It is International Financial Crime committed by ex-Governor.

    The issues is not that national only that is one it has address to the Govt. Singapore. Is this the Singhoporean Path of Economic Development guided by Arjuan Mahadarin?

    In fact is this Act granted by Singapore Citizens?

    This is system of governances are implement by Singhoporean way of politics?

    The Govt. of Singhoporean that grant and give permission to loot other countries National Wealth?
    There is no law and order and system of justice who are give permission to looting other countries National Wealth by their citizens?
    The an Offence and Crime committed by ex-Governor is very serious issue need by address by Govt. of Singhoporean.

    Your Govt. of Singhoporean cannot leave individuals to sort out crime committed by ex-CB Governor? These serious offence involved by Citizen of Singhoporean has go through the legal procedure by Singhoporean enforcement authorities without further delay!

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    Joint opposition is bankrupt, nothing to hang onto Leftists and SLFP-thieves who wanted to be with Mahinda Rajapakse. So, they want to get attention and hide whop they are.

    when the president and the prime minister are with the other 223, there is nothing to say.

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      There is no such a thing as ‘joint opposition’ in the constitution. Just deal with the reality, the official opposition are Tamils. Not BBS.

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    “The UNP MPs who extended support to the report subsequent to insisting that footnotes be included in the report were;

    Ravindra Samaraweera, Sujeewa Senasinghe, Wasantha Aluvihara, Harsha de Silva, Ajith P Perera, Ashok Abeysinghe, Abdullah Mahroof, Hector Appuhamy and Harshana Rajakaruna.”

    Well done boys! We now know at least there a 9 parliamentarians who have the brains where it should be!

    “Even though thousand stars cannot dispel the darkness of night, one full moon is enough to do it”!

    Wow! we have 9 of ’em!

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      “”Wow! we have 9 of ’em!””

      නයි sure depota nayas like them all.

      So what is a committee for but kill the idea and its known as- Constriction

      snakes under grass with footnotes. Boa constrictor

      Hippocratic human right of the left, aha never a right.

      He who has lost his purse will go wherever you wish.

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    The following is what the ‘Political Column’ in the Sanday Times’ of today ( 30/10/2016) reports ( translation from Sinhala) as the conclusions/ key findings of COPE on the bond issue;

    “The decision to increase the sum to be raised from Rs one billion to Rs 10 billion was taken based on a professional decision by a team, according to Chairman of the tender committee P.Samarasiri. (Ref page 24)
    According to Superintendent of the Public Debt Department the former Central Bank Governor had not said ‘Do it’, but instead had given the idea ‘why don’t you go for ten?” Even in the Auditor General report it is mentioned that the former Central Bank Governor had told Ms Seneviratne ‘Why don’t you go for ten ?” and there is no other evidence contrary to that (Ref page 24)
    There is no evidence that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran or Deputy Governors Dr Nandalal Weerasinghe and Ananda Silva made inquiries or intervened in the particular auction (Ref. Page 37)

    As is clear, the thrust of these footnotes is to make clear that Mahendran has not been responsible of any impropriety.”

    Where do we go from here?

    What was all the balihoo and insulting accusations about?

    Was everything staged as part of a political Witch Hunt?

    Would the ‘ People’ believe anything in our political system, after this episode?

    Is this the opportunity for the ‘People’ to raise their voices against our vicious and self serving political system?

    Have I misunderstood these words in the COPE report?

    Why has the media that failed in proper investigative journalism have to say?

    Should the media introspect on its performance?

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      I am sorry for the mistake in my above above comment. The substance of the comment refers to the foot notes in the COPE REPORT and not the main report.

      However, the points raised in the foot notes raise many questions about the cupability of Arjuna I

      I hope the English translation of the full report is released soon to understand the impact of the foot notes to what is said in the main report.
      Dr.RN

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      Dr. Rajasingham,
      The COPE is on a political witch hunt….UNPers with good intention handed over the Chairmanship to Handunetti, but did not realize that it will be used to cut their throat!
      The Bonds were issued to service the huge debt created by the previous regime. The need to increase from 1B to 10B is due to the realization that 1B will not be adequate. The report states that all primary dealers were informed of the higher amount. So what is this issue about lack of transparency? Why didn’t the other primary dealers come up with a bid for the full amount? Is it PT’s fault? If PT is at fault, why hasn’t anyone found fault with Bank of Ceylon for joining up with PT in placing a bid? Bank of Ceylon is a state bank and it too has benefited if PT made billions of Rupees in profit. Why doesn’t Hadunetti and the “do-good” COPE members find fault with Bank of Ceylon?

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    Can one say Gothapaya fled to US and China in the past on different occasions ? Gotha also claimed he went on personal trips ?
    The grape wine is : Cabral-Mahinda- Arjuna all were very close to each other during the Raja regime. What happened now ? This is all SL politics. Since 1948 the politicians of all colours are taking the innocent majority on merry go round.
    Start at the same point and end at the same points.
    The carnival or funfare owners and their employees make money.
    Sri Lankan voters are treated like kindergarten kids.

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      “The grape wine is : Cabral-Mahinda- Arjuna all were very close to each other during the Raja regime. What happened now ?”

      The grape vine is :

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    No not fled. Just observing the lay of the land from a convenient distant perch, huh? Man coming down from the Kitula has a fitting answer, always. The fella was born and bred in Sri Lanka, no?

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    JO: You wanted to involve in a discussion on the COPE report and was told to “Refrain” by the “Big Boss” MR. Next you wanted to stage a “Protest March” to the Bribery Commission. That too was STOPPED on orders again from the “Big Boss” MR. Now you want to meet the Speaker and ask for a “Debate” on the report. Have you got permission from the “Big Boss”? This is going to be very dangerous for you. Be aware in the “Debate” lot of other doings and specially the “CONNECTIONS” to this Arjuna and Arjun and “Royal Babies” would come up. It is better to have second thoughts and consult your “Big Boss” once again before meeting the Speaker.

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    Cut off all this bullshit!!
    Let Mahinda Rajapakse reign Sri Lanka again and push all of you Pundits into the sea and then rule eternally!!!!

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    Mr. Mahendran is a Singaporean, by nationality and he can chose to be
    away from Sri Lanka as we don’t think that there is an extradition treaty exists between Singapore and Sri Lanka where he could be brought
    back to the country nor we have enough proof of misappropriation for
    Inter pol to intervene.He could decide to return to prove his case and tell his side of the story, provided the President gives him an assurance, being a foreigner, that he will not be locked up by FCID and access to his lawyers will be granted. He could easily prove his innocence as the reports reveal that he was not involved in any criminal offence but was found to be little careless in handling this scam. FBI cleared Hillary Clinton, US nominee for Presidency, on the same grounds on her handling classified Emails of the State dept. but the danger is that he may have to expose some big names involved in the scam.
    If this assurance is given, he will certainly come down to SL as soon as possible to clear his name as he is young, highly qualified and he is in demand in the banking circle, where he could get a top job, overseas.

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