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Kill A Crow And Hang Up A Feather To Teach A Lesson: Johnston Advises Gota

A senior Government Minister has advised President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa to “kill a crow and hang up a feather” in order to silence dissent that was hampering state development projects.

Johnston Fernando, Minister of Highways and Chief Government Whip of Parliament made these remarks at a meeting in Kurunegala about progress on the Construction of the Maha Ela project. Different arms of the same government were at odds with each other, Minister Fernando said.

“The Tissamaharama tank is a government project. Who opposes it? The Archaeology Department which is also part of the Government. Once the Government approves a project, all ministries and government departments have to fall in line,” he charged.

Minister Fernando then remarked: “The whole problem here is that this President and the Government is being too lenient. That’s the problem. You just need to kill one crow and hang a feather up for everyone to see. Then everything will get cleaned up.

The Tissamaharama tank controversy erupted when Chinese workers wearing uniforms that resembled military fatigues were caught and exposed on camera. It was subsequently found that the Chinese Joint Venture Company had not obtained permission from the Department of Archaeology to dredge the historic irrigation tank believed to be built in the 3rd Century BC.

Watch Minister Johnston Fernando’s remarks:

The Minister’s remarks are particularly chilling because bodies routinely turned up on the streets the last time the Rajapaksa Family ruled Sri Lanka between 2005-2015. Journalists, activists and political opponents were found dead or brutally assaulted in ditches following abduction by terror-inducing White Vans when the current President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa held office as Secretary of Defence during his brother’s presidency.

Last week consumer rights activist Asela Sampath narrowly escaped an abduction by white van after his daughter posted a video on her Facebook moments after her father was forcibly removed from their home. Sampath, who was arrested previously for criticizing Minister Bandula Gunewardane, was dragged out of his house by 20 men in civil clothing and bundled into a waiting van. Soon after news broke of his abduction, the Police Spokesman claimed he had been “arrested” by the CID over a post criticising the Government on social media. The CID was then forced to produce the activist in court, where a magistrate immediately granted him bail. Outside the court room, Sampath said his life had probably been saved because of his daughter’s forethought to raise the alarm about his abduction. No warrant was produced when the 20 CID  officers purportedly “arrested” Asela Sampath at his residence.

 

 

 

 

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  • 43
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    Wow, what an advise coming from a Minister to the president (criminal to criminal). Bureaucrats threatening third class journalist with bodily harm. Minister wants to kill a crow and hang a feather. Public too has taken up such massage by crucifying (nailed), body found with hands and leg tied – – – . But Gotha wants us to believe he did not abduct the Swiss Embassy employee. Asela should immediately notify the human rights commission (not Lankan but international) about the abduction/arrest without warrant. This from now will be routine because Rajapaksas have no other options left other than going back to their same old behaviors. Public is bound to show dissent and protest on regular basis. So here we are back to “SHOW TIME”.

    • 44
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      Please add to above list , Major General assaulting wild life officer for doing his job, Deputy Chairman of Mihintale PS , leading businessman and many more sexually exploiting a 15 year old girl. (apparently an ad was placed on social media ???) . Brother of a former member of parliament assaulting a female CMC councilor – – – Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu. Ganasara was released to cause violence against Muslims. I guess Duminda is now freed to kill crows and hang feathers.

      • 3
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        People said, that Gota had been an IT professional, but him to have banned Smartphones being imported to the country. What do you think about ?
        .
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQ3oS9pCxQ

        Gota s vision is well explained by his CHILDLIISH behaviours.

        Ranil is right – now only people would start thinking, how difficult it has been them to handle it after the mess was created during their junta regime 1 (from 2005-2015).

        Shameless rulers have the audacity to mislead the very same nation by saying ” 7% economic growth is brought to 2 %. ” – but statistics say something else…. and all was clear with the pre-holding of elections by MR in 2015. ….. how stupid the nation should be, if they would NOT react even if rains of BLATANT lies continue…

    • 11
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      Chiv,
      .
      these thugs are provable high criminals.

      my angers is even karmic retribution seems to be far from doing the job on Johnsten or the high criminals… at the time, power was there, they should have been kept in cages… if did so, Good governance would have earned that much among the nation.
      :
      So what else can we expect from them ? If LAW AND ORDER work to the manner it is being practise in US and Germany,

      Gotabaya would not become a president to 6.9 mio voters, but a life long prisoner
      MaRa would not become the premier but a life long prisoner for all high crimes his mediation committed
      NaRa would not become sports minister, but life long prisonr for alone that Thadjudeen s misterious murder/no second to that of Jamal Khashogi the saudi journalist who was dismembered after being brutally killed
      .
      YoRa would not become a manager to his fathers office on the cost of TAX PAYERs funds, but for alone that Thadjudeen s misterious murder/no second to that of Jamal Khashogi the saudi journalist who was dismembered after being brutally killed
      .
      MaRa’s WIFE would become a life long prisoner for having mediated in the killing of Thajdudeen directly… and having carried out ILLEGAL businesses abusing the GOLD collected from nothern rebells.
      :
      RoRa would have been a prisoner fo rhaving abused father s state funds for his SO CALLED rocket science or the like experiements. ha ha..
      .
      This list would not cease.. you may continue as you like it…

    • 9
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M59Cwi8CNuk

      Coming colour is no good for the future of srilanka.
      .
      Let s get ready to see a Reality of SOMALIA in making our country.

    • 10
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OQnwzeFacY

      We have to inform the people about the danger before the nation. Basil should be stopped.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OQnwzeFacY

      We have to inform the people about the danger before the nation. Basil should be stopped.
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    • 9
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      Gota came to power promising so many good things but to now his criminals in his govt behave like stray dogs today not respecting the human dignity. If a minister made the kind of or near public statements in Europe , he or she would nt have chance to continue, that is why we see Europe is culture ed and civilised. Gota s dead silence on such remarks of high criminal s in his cabinet proves his is even far weaker that that of stu6 Sirisena who betrayed almost everything being mad in his govt. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

    • 6
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      Dear Sensitive Readers,
      .
      Please add your thoughts also to SINHALA articles. That should be the way to outreach masses.
      .
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sajeewa-chamikara-30-june-2021/comment-page-1/?unapproved=2399061&moderation-hash=79db1cd288c3bc6135b680f1da5b3ef6#comment-2399061

      I thank Champa again for her being alert on sinhala articles.

  • 35
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    Gota taught the JVP a lesson, innocent Tamils a lesson at Mullivaaikkaal, but the Sinhalese seem to be adamant – have not got the message.

    It’s time for him to dust the white vans and get then going. Teach them the same lesson the others were taught effectively. Heil Gotler.

    • 14
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      The Sinhalese were taught a lesson too, when they protested contaminated water, and ended up getting shot and many injured, unfortunately they don’t learn their lessons.

  • 43
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    This Johnston Fernando is a retarded thug. His education is mentioned in public records as “St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala.” There you have it. Doesn’t even say GCE O Level. That means he probably has a Grade 8 Degree … … in Crow Handling.

    • 23
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      Hi Ajay, You are spot on.
      He is a J.P.U.M.
      Do not be mistaken that the acronym stands for Justice of the Peace and Unofficial Magistrate!
      No.
      It stands for Junior (Grade 8) Pass, Unable to Pass Matriculation.

  • 26
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    We had Ministers pouring holy water into rivers, endorsement of divine inspired concoctions by snake oil vendor, & now, the wisdom of a yob to hang the wing of a dead crow. What a joke but unfortunately, the joke is on the citizens of SL. Anyway, this uneducated punk confirms the current intimidation & fear tactics of the govt. Will the voters ever learn?

  • 22
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    This is the type of Thugs and Murderers that 69 lacs voters, SLPP, Mahinda, Gota, Basil, Namal, Chamal, Shashindra, Vyathmaga, Desha Premies, Yuthukama, Weerawansa, Gammanpilla, Vasudeva choose!

    • 5
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      My dear Buddhist01,
      Thanks for your valuable comments.
      .
      As we the sensitive SRILANKENS know it well, this was not overlooked by Nov 2019.
      :
      Gota who was adulated as ” the only saviour, only man to get it back to the tracks” stay today as if a defeated dog dissapeared to a hidden place.. his hidden place is Janathipathi mandhiraya. Lately held public speech was also a joke….. edited vituell coverage made him more a laughter stock. Not a single issue among the alarming ones were focused in that speech either.

      Not even today, as of today, 69 lacks of voters seem to have learned a lession.: They now play housanas – thakkadi number one in that sibling clan -none other than Mr 10% to allow from the back door to UTHTHAREETHARA parlament..” let alone DIVINE forces should stop this because he is a dual citizen with America. He could become the PUPPET of america than so far appeared to be

  • 12
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    Honorable Johnny (Dishonorable! Oh! No! No! They are high and mighty) should not think that problems could be solved in planting a Johnny mine or two. The role of the Cabinet is to approve the way forward to do things and the implementing Ministry or such Government Agency is identified. It is the duty of such Agency to execute the project and must comply with the law of the land. The Agency must obtain, say it involves an environmental clearance then such approval must be obtained from the Central Environmental Authority or the Department of Archeology if it involves an Archeological element unless such clearance is already given in the process of obtaining Cabinet Approval. I bet that this is an instance where Archeology was forgotten (not conveniently but an oversight) in the whole process of obtaining Cabinet Approval. If the Director General found that the implementation of the project completely unacceptable then he should so inform the implementing Agency and the facts must be reported to the Cabinet for an ultimate decision. Does killing a crow mean doing away of the DG/Archeology in broad daylight and hanging a feather means hanging his/her head in public? Pooh!

    • 7
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      Dear GS.
      Though I agree with other points by you, the comment below is surprising.
      ….I bet that this is an instance where Archeology was forgotten (not conveniently but an oversight) in the whole process of obtaining Cabinet Approval…..
      How convenient to pass the “strong arm” tactics of ministers by passing off Archeology Dept. check as ‘oversight’ In fact that is what Johnny says – just rubber stamp any thing from the “government”. No rules. As Gota said – no circulars – “I say so”. Yes Sir.
      Surely this is not the first time a project was passed by the cabinet after “due approvals”. Either the dept putting it up for approval or the Cabinet Secretary should have found the flaw.
      But then, these are the ‘officers’ they want – yes sir only.

  • 17
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    The President of China (the present Monarch of Sri Lanka) on the 100-year celebration of the Chinese Communist Party said: “Anyone opposing China will be punished with “Broken Head and Blood Shed”.

    This deadly message, in a more “Localized” and in a “Culturally” suited way has been now publicly announced by the “Vice Roy” Gotabaya Nandasena Rajapakse through his “Party’s Crime Branch” District Stalwart – Alchoal Mogul” Johnston Fernando, the Minister of Highways % Construction.

    The “Subject Residents” of Sri Lanka must now learn to live with the “Reality” based on Chinese Communist Party Dictates.

    • 6
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OQnwzeFacY

      We have to inform the people about the danger before the nation. Basil should be stopped.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OQnwzeFacY

      We have to inform the people about the danger before the nation. Basil should be stopped.

    • 5
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      Simon

      ““Anyone opposing China will be punished with “Broken Head and Blood Shed”.

      Whom are you addressing your comment?
      You need to find the quote from authentic Chinese sources (preferably in official Mandarin) if you really want to convince SJ and Maoists.

      Do you think you can handle them?

      • 6
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        NV: Thanks. I addressed it to the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka. Please wait for the issuance of the “Commemorative Coin” on the “100 years” of the Communist Party of China by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Most probably that “Threat” will be engraved in Mandarin or in “Johnsonian” style – “Kill a crow and hand the feather”.

        • 3
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          Simon

          Soon will we see the front of the building decorated as follows:

          斯里兰卡中央银行
          ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව
          இலங்கை மத்திய வங்கி
          Central Bank of Sri Lanka

      • 7
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        NV ,
        Imbeded chinese agents are planted across the country today. If anyone would stand against would be branded as ” so called western conspiracy and NGOs”.
        Elephant is in the room nobody talks about it. It is all because everyone sub consciousness is filled with brutal act of the barbarians going by the manner they did it by 2015.
        As of today, all is public secret but not yet named as ” an official colony of China”. In the same time bitch s sons talk high about their bold actions. Aiyyoooooo☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

        • 5
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          leelagemalli

          When do you think our parliament is going to pass Simplified Chinese language only law?

          • 4
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            Dear NV,
            .
            I think it is already there.. These men in power today behave like defeated fierce dogs that make every effort to hide their tails behind their read legs ….
            .
            That Jayasumana proved it in SALAKUNA today.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M6mGYSSOZ8

            Jayasumana was speechless before the panel, not being able to prove Dr Safi Saga…. but these Yakkas are thickskinned as they can commit Jamal Khashoggi style murder on broad day light.

            • 3
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              leelagemalli


              Thanks for the link.
              He blames everyone else but himself.
              I am not sure whether he knows what he is talking about.

    • 3
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      This was the statement:
      “Xi warns anyone trying to bully China ‘will face broken heads and bloodshed”
      This is Simon’sr rewrite of it:
      “Anyone opposing China will be punished with “Broken Head and Blood Shed”
      *
      The difference between “bullying” and “opposing” is a little more than subtle.

      • 4
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        SJ,
        Who translated Xi speech from Chinese to English?
        Whatever the difference between “bullying and opposing”, “will face broken heads and bloodshed” is a little more.

        • 2
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          There are plenty of news websites where the speech has been reported.
          What we saw is this kind of mischief that sick minds indulge in.
          *
          Can you kindly reword the second sentence to make sense.

        • 0
          1

          Indeed irresponsible translation errors can be disastrous. You might have heard of the oldest error of an amateur translator writing “virgin” in place of “young girl”.

          • 0
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            SAV
            Thanks.
            Sorry about the red thumb: it has nothing to do with you.

  • 6
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    Who is Johnston? What are his qualifications? An absolute mutt with a potty mouth who started off as a Kassippu mudalali. Why do the stupid Sinhalese vote for such scoundrels? This is a country steeped in Witchcraft. The whole world knows it.

  • 7
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    Both Johnston Fernando and Gotabaya Rajapaksa appear to have forgotten what Lord Buddha reminded that ‘Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.’ Time will give the answer to both these thugs.

    • 3
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      AR
      True.
      I think that the Buddha’s advice will apply to all persons with narrow nationalist attitudes and vengeance in their hearts.

    • 5
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      AR,
      .
      JF is not a buddhagama adherent. So they dont give a damn to any truths in true buddhism. So what more talks about GOTABAYA who has now proved as no others his promises are just lip services. Those kind of pormises and the one who made with them is now lying under the bed of Mafia Boss Rajapakshes…. he is none other than WIMAL SANKIGILI BURUWANSE.
      His is not even recognized by the very same virulent colleagues. This is why I compare POHOTTUWA politics with an existence of garbage damps. Not a single person in that SLPP can be considered as dignified candidates.

      • 4
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        Dear LLM; After addressing the “6.9 million”, GR visited to get “Blessings” from “Asgiriya” and, “Malwatta’. He presented both the “Sangaha Nayakas” with “Ata Pirikara” and I saw (in TV) how he bowed down to hold the feet of the prelates. I am still wondering why these “Prelates” didn’t give a “KICK”? Must be the collection of “Ata Pirikara” is more in the minds than punishing a “Hoodlum”.

        • 2
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          Bro SIMON,
          .
          if anyone would please explain us how knowledgeable those so called Mahanayakas are ? I have the feeling their general knowledge cant be beyond that of Kaliamma-controlled Panibeema producer/Dammika Bandara…. or what do you think ?
          What is the role of Mahanayaka s acutally, if they permanently stay mum akin to the manner those amazonian sloths would usually spend their day today life.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpV4k3Edr-I

          If Nandasena knelt down before those monks after the release of 4-people-murderer/convicted murderer, the youger brother of HIRU TV owner, these high chapter monks should have posed the pertinent question ” President why on earth you destroyed the verdict of FEW JUDGES – by making such as an unanimous decision”. ….. why dont the experts in the country raise the very same question LOUDLY AS they can yet today ? Why should they be that scared of posing such question ?
          All these and plus kill me these days. I really dont know why you guys feel about the donkey decision of provably defacto president/Nandasini ???

        • 1
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          When did prelate monks use their kicks in recent times.?They behave like pilaria patients while the country is burning today. ……..situation is far dangerous that appeared to be 😎😎😎😎😎😎

  • 9
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    Birds of a feather flock together

    • 1
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      Last elections proved that people in our hell prefer criminals to able men. So democracy has been a wrong tool to srilankens as of today. 😎😎😎😎😎😎alone such public statements should be good enough to put him jail. My wish to see all these men be rotten in prison for ther rest of lives, but who can serve the justice with so called sanga community being easy decorations to political parades of high criminals. 😎😎😎😎

  • 5
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    With advisors like Johnston nobody will need enemies.

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