21 September, 2018

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Kegalle Magistrate Refuses Restraining Order Against Pāda Yātrā, As Sagala Terms The Protest ‘A Gimmick By Crooks’

The Kegalle Magistrate has refused to grant a restraining order against the anti-government Pada Yatra, despite the police citing that the protest march was creating various forms of public disturbances.

Kegalle police yesterday made a request for a restraining order against the anti-government protestors entering the Kegalle Town on grounds that the walk was creating severe traffic congestion among other issues, however, the Kegalle Magistrate refused to issue the restraining order.Pada yathra

The Magistrate however informed the police that the protest march should only be allowed on one lane of the road, and in the event there was any clash, the police had the authority to immediately halt the march.

On Wednesday, both the Kandy Magistrate and the Mawanella Magistrate issued restraining orders against the march, informing the organizers not to use Kandy town to commence the walk, or enter the Mawanella town.

Meanwhile, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said that the Pada Yatra was a political gimmick by a bunch of crooks. He also said that despite the protest march, the partnership between the SLFP and UNP will not be destroyed.

The Pada Yatra which commenced yesterday, is scheduled to reach Colombo on August 1.

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    Very apt for the parade of crooks to start at Uthuwankanda. Weera Saradiyel synonymous with Uthuwankanda was notorious for hijacking government assets, so are the rogues and thugs leading this disturbance to the peace. What a good match, except that the present day crooks banked the loot in private bank accounts abroad or camouflaged them as stock! Saradiyel of course ended up in the gallows;what about the present day crooks?

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      RE: Kegalle Magistrate Refuses Restraining Order Against Pāda Yātrā, As Sagala Terms The Protest ‘A Gimmick By Crooks’.

      //”Meanwhile, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said that the Pada Yatra was a political gimmick by a bunch of crooks. He also said that despite the protest march, the partnership between the SLFP and UNP will not be destroyed.”//
      //”The Pada Yatra which commenced yesterday, is scheduled to reach Colombo on August 1.”//

      The Protest ‘A Gimmick By Crooks’ a protest by the Crooks, because the crooks are caught,BUT STILL The Crooks and Killers are at large.

      What about the Crooks in the Parliament bow getting Rs. 35 million vehicle permit bonuses? Aren’t they crooks as well?

      Para-Crooks in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho.

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        Crooks in parliamentgetting 35 million rupee car permits!.
        Mr Amarasisiri should ask this question from his venerated leader Mr Ranil Wickramasinghe, who appointed Slfp candidates who lost elections as national list MPs and bribed them to with 35-70 million rupee bonanza of cars, official residences, two further vehicle permits,. Ranil the Evangelist tritotor is Amare’s hero.
        Cia and american mafia are ruling the roost

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          Don Juan Dharmapala,

          //”Crooks in parliamentgetting 35 million rupee car permits!. Mr Amarasisiri should ask this question from his venerated leader Mr Ranil Wickramasinghe, who appointed Slfp candidates who lost elections as national list MPs and bribed them to with 35-70 million rupee bonanza of cars, official residences,….”//

          Mr. Amarasiri does NOT venerate Mr Ranil Wickramasinghe nor Mr. Matitripala Sirisena. However, Mr. Amarasiri, just like the 6.2 million Sri Lankans, appreciates the leadership, both these ‘leaders’ showed in deposing the Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his Family and his cronies corrupt leadership and fleecing of the country, and the criminality shown by them. It is pathetic that the criminals are still at large.

          None of the corruption and criminality of any Sri Lankan comes close to the criminality of Don Juan Dharmapala when he handed over the Kingdom of Kotte to the Portuguese Colonists and Imperialists following the “Infallible” , “Holy” Popes orders and dictates.

          The best cure for those who were deceived by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, his Family and his cronies is to sing:

          MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa
          MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
          MaRa MaRa HoRa MaRa
          MaRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa.

          After that they should listen to the Jaya Mangala Gatha in the original Pali, where MaRa, the current Mara characteristics are described.

          Jaya Mangala Gatha-Verses of Auspicious Victory over Mara, MaRa (rare Pali version)-Buddhist Chants

          Uploaded on May 21, 2011

          Based on the Book of Protection (Paritta Sutta) from the Pali canon, the Jaya Mangala Gatha is sung here in a rare recording by the Mahabodhi Society of India in original Pali. The Jaya Mangala Gatha is a chant recommended by the Buddha to destroy negativity and to generate auspiciousness. It proclaims the 8 major victories of the Buddha which are:

          1) Victory over Mara, MaRa Mara ChaTu MaRa
          2) Victory over the demon Alavaka, Basil Mara
          3) Victory over the wild elephant Nalagiri,Gomanpila Mara
          4) Victory over serial killer Angulimala, Gotabaya Mara
          5) Victory over the evil intentions of Cinca, Wimal Buruewansa, who sought to defame,
          6) Victory over the haughty brahmin Saccaka, Vasudewa
          7) Victory over the serpent king Nandopananda, Dinesh
          8) Victory over the false views of Brahma Baka,G.L.Peris, Penis

          It is important to understand that most of these are allegorical stories that relate to the Buddha defeating the negative aspects of his (Mara and Alavaka) and others’ minds.
          It is said that these verses if chanted with a clear and pure intention are helpful in protecting the seeker by attracting the Good around.
          The Pali pronunciation here is exemplary and difficult to find.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OH9kdeLEX4

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      Thrishu,

      Saradiel stole from the rich. Shared with the poor. A local Robin Hood as far as I know. He was a folk hero.

      These “Fake Mandela Wannabees” who are marching, are truly a bunch of diehard criminals and thieves. They went everywhere, stole everything from Sri Lankan taxpayers for 10 years. Now they are really worried they might land in jail soon. They will.

      For a change, Sagala indeed got this one right:
      “A political gimmick by a bunch of crooks”.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      Flip side of the coin is JO is rapidly ceasing the vaccum left wide open by nonexistent, lethargic, inactive, ever so silent opposition in Parlaiment lead by TNA. JO is rapidly emerging as the laternative to “Yahapalanaya”.

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      Never in the history of any nation has a democratically deposed leader clawed so shamelessly hard to get back on the saddle …. while the lawfully elected leaders just looked on.
      Puts one to shame!

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        Paddy your Yahapal boss was chased away 29 times by the people but he was stuck like a stubborn piece of chewing gum to Sirikotha and came through the back door using Bra Sira. So get your facts mate. Well look at the crowds that are following the deposed leader, when Ranil could not even get 10 by standers to put a thallu start to him ambulance service. Coming colours not good mate.

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          Patriot,

          “……Ranil could not even get 10 by standers to put a thallu start to him ambulance service”

          Actually I admire your patriotism Patriot. Ranil failed but Mahinda Rajapaksha has many Supporters to attack an Ambulance. No civilized Leader will support this kind of barbarism act weather there was a patient or no. He yet to make statement regarding this unfortunate Incident.

          Mahinda’s supporters even open and checked the Ambulance. What a Patriotism supporters “Aadambarakara Appachchi” has?

          Also keep in mind that Yahapala boss is M3 and not Ranil.

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        Paddy,

        Actually this paada Yathra is to reduce Cholesterol level of Organizers as advised by Doctors who recommended that Basil is sick and should be in Merchant ward. Only Kagalle Magistrate understood the real motive in this Paada Yathra concept and that why he refused to accept the Police version.

        Remember Wimal Weerawance said his weight was reduced by 3.5 Kg after his “Maaranthika Upawasa” Drama?

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    A sound judgement.

    Whether they’re crooks or not is a different matter.

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    PADA YATRA – is a religious event probably started in India, centuries
    ago. They take on long journeys to the hills to full fil their vows
    and become hermits with no intention of returning to normal life. In
    Sri Lanka, years ago the Tamils from N/E started the PATHA YATHIRAI to
    Katragama temple (originally called Kathirgamam, named after a God.) and they travelled through the jungles infested with wild animals and no proper pathway to fulfill their vows. Many died on the way and on
    their return.

    What are these people trying to achieve by walking the distance by foot when there is a Parliament house to discuss their problems and
    people get to know their grievances within minutes through the elect
    -tronic media. This is a provocative move and in the past, such events
    ended in fisticuffs and deaths as well.

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      I met few locals in Kelaniya, most of them added me that Wimal and others had nothing at the begining, but today, they have stolen properties which they collected during the days of Meeharaka Rajaakspskeh. Most of them praised about the current situation – but added nothing can be achieved by Alibaba and Horu 40 rather than sending the message across that they are real thieves that stolen the funds of tax payers.

      I am on a visit to lanka these days, suprisingly I can see any of the placards like I got to see in Nov 2014. No wasteful events are there to be seen under the current rulers. They seem to be working die hard to iron out th eproblems left behind by Meeharaka Rajano

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        Sam Fernando

        Mahinda Rajapaksa Cut outs are missing these days.

        We shoukd have Donkey Cut outs with the donkey, Buruwa, wearing a red scarf.

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    Hats off to Hon Magistrate Kegalle for maintaining justice. He is one of the impartial judges who has not become a yes man of these jokers.
    Well done sir

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    How about the ‘Royal’ crooks RaBlue is trying hard to protect. How about the crooks who make Rs. 25 million instantaneously by selling duty free car permits. How about ministers who rent office buildings at exorbitant rents from their close friends. How about Kiriella appointing 42 advisors using public funds and say that he has to help those who helped him to get elected. These things are happening under the big banner ‘Yaha Palanaya’. Sagala does not see them.

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