18 September, 2021

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Leadership For Change

By Kumar David

Prof. Kuma David

“The economic crisis is a social crisis careening into a political crisis. With no solutions the rulers are militarizing. Realising that the elites and their parties have no way out within the current system, students and the working masses have taken to the streets. Leaders of National Peoples Power (NPP) such as Anura Kumara Dissanayake say they are ready to give leadership for a new governance model to overcome the crisis. The faith people placed in the current system has been shattered”. Professor Hiniduma Sunil Senevi in the NPP publication Mawilma.

A thought first: To demand ‘leadership’ at this stage my raise the heckles of others. Better say “partnership”, and let history sort out the leaders. There are two sides or aspects to the substantive challenges confronting the country – (i) the defensive imperative of defeating the surge to dictatorship is primary in time, and (ii) once that threat has been settled, the tasks of change, systemic change, institutional change and transformation of the economic model comes on the agenda. I have no real dispute with Professor Senavi, I am only pointing out that we need to sort out these damnable dictatorial ambitions of the regime first.

The two-stage nature of the challenge requires organisational preparation in a corresponding manner. The defensive task of blocking the authoritarian ambitions of Gota and his bandits (including those from California now reaping a golden harvest) is a general task that everyone, except the Paksa clan, the cabal surrounding Gota and government parliamentary scum are agitated about. Sumanthiran has turned into a bold spokesman against a rising culture of state-terrorism – I am not referring to old issues but the beating up of trade-unionists, students and protesters right now. Trade unions, student movements and the SJB – certainly Eraj, Mangala, Rehan Jayawickreme and Champika – are on board. The alliance as it now exists is informal, actually not even that, it is simply tacit. A good thing that the NPP can do is to formalise this to a degree. I do not mean Pacts, Fronts and stuff like that but at least a round-table discussion, an exchange of views and a sharing of experiences. The reason it has not happened yet I think may be because the regime’s braggadocio thus far has been a puss vedillak, a feeble fart. To put out the military and shoot the masses, Gota’s entourage knows will be the end of the regime. These authoritarians knows their limits, they won’t cross the proverbial thin redline. What do readers think, is my assessment of regime diffidence a shrewd insight or dangerous complacency? Be that as it may there is not enough being done by all who are committed to the minimal task of defending democracy to coordinate their efforts and arrange exchanges of views among themselves.

‘Time for system change”- Harini Amarasuriya

System change, social change and institutional change are a bigger agenda. It first requires the winning of state power, that is winning the next election (don’t say Gota’s goons will falsify the election, of course they will try but as in Trump’s case it can be beaten back). A putative governmental alliance will be different from the partners in a defensive front and of course a common manifesto or programme of work is essential. I am not discouraging anyone from broaching this topic, arranging formal or informal chats with prospective partners, that’s fine, but it’s a different topic from getting together to push back the dictator right now and it will mature on its time own scale. I don’t expect an immediate election because though the Paksa regime is in the pits the crooked family, the corrupt appointees and self-seeking government MPs are not going to throw in the towel until they have squeezed out every profit and benefit that they can manage. To my erstwhile Leninist comrades I will also mention that the second decade of the twenty-first century is not the era for the capture of state power in the style of the great Bolshevik.

I have written all this many times but movement in these directions is not clear enough. True there are many protests and demonstrations against the tendency to dictatorship but there seems to be not enough coordination between different mobilisations and organisations.

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    I feel that the NPP is doing as much as it can, and is to be admired for it.
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    To me it appears that the real problem for the NPP Grouping is that whilst they have a few exceptional people, there are none of quality in villagish areas like mine, which is within the Municipal area of Bandarawela. Lankans have got used to the fatalism which is is part of Popular Buddhism.
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    However, the bold advocacy of Kumar puts us to shame! No excuse for me not to try to do even more.

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      Thank u Prof KD,.
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      “True there are many protests and demonstrations against the tendency to dictatorship but there seems to be not enough coordination between different mobilisations and organisations”.
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      PEOPLES protests are not at all enough with buddhagama monks stay away not uttering a word. So long govt s Pachawahinis (Ada deran TV and Hiru TV ) continue telecasting the untruths from dawn to dusk. They are champions at spreading blatant lies
      look at what happened to most decent Ms Dilrkshi Dias wickramasinghe who took the lead of former crime division all because of a fake audible tape,. They make every effort TODAY to paint the picture in favour of the government in succeeding with vaccination marathon. However it is too late. Death numbers go up rapidly because the government s mechanism s are not whole hearted with the guidelines being given to the nation. The feeling that we can be Covid free is far from the leadership. All because Pakse clan is filled with idiots. This is an alarming situation, but was not overlooked. Gota is the most inappropriate leader being elected by stupid majority through fake public perception made by media mafia. Media mafia governing in the country are multiple times powerful than drug trafficking mafia.😉🐃🐃🐕🐕😉🐃🐕🐕😉🐃🐃🐃

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        Lanka has too many true believers!

        Some believe in the Rajapakses ……. some believe in Ranil and the UNP ……. some believe in Sajith and the BJP …… some believe in the JVP …… Some believe Buddha is the salvation ……… some believe Christ is the salvation ……. some believe Vishnu is the salvation …….. some believe Allah is the salvation ……. Prof David believes Marx is the salvation …….. SJ believes Mao is the salvation ……

        I believe in no one (well, except when some gals told me they loved me) …….. not even in myself ……

        Why do I feel I’m right …….. and always been right ………….

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    Once again the “History” is being repeated, in that, the “Pandits” (Visaradas) have started speaking of forming “Alliances”, “Common Fronts”, “Common Leader” for “WHAT”? To “Get Rid” of a “Hegemonic”, “Dictatorial” Leader and his Government. Have we not forgotten what we did in 2015? Wasn’t that the same “theme” and “Slogan” we used in 2015 to chase away the “Rajapakse Bandits”? That campaign was formulated by Rev. Sobitha. After the achievement of the “Designed” game plan, what did we achieve in real terms? Nothing but “CHAOS” coated with sweet to the ear “Yahapalanaya”. That administration with the Leadership of “MY3/Ranil” turned out to be the most hated and despised by the people to the extent of “Returning” the “Rajapakse Bandits” to power in 2019.
    Do we NEED to try out that “Game Plan” once again? NO – Definitely NOT. This time, it must be a NEW PLAN to offer a “CHANGE” to the people based mostly on “COMMON SENSE” to achieve a decent level of life for all Sri Lankans. NO MORE reliance on any of the “OLD WINES” that we have tasted for decades, but instead a “NEW BREW” has to be found based at “Grass Root” levels that can withstand, face, and solve the harsh realities of political, economic and social problems that the country is saddled with.

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      Simon Bro@
      Now I feel ggovernance govt achieved a lot and people are now realizing it thogh slowly. .
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      Those numerous projects they started then are being praised today. Alone in health sector Dr Senaratne did a good job even if media mafia never gave it a due publicity. Looking back not people but mlechcha media mafia run by hidden hands of Basil did it. U ll get to know more of the truth a in the months to come. Today ballige Putha Mahinda behaves like a defeated dog not uttering a single word about the current self made chaos by his wrong decision made on Gota s nomination. I believe bugger ll die soon and his last breath would nt be easier at all, ll be similar to that of Tripolli man. As for me if divine forces could do the job for us, it ll be easier NPP to emerge as the next 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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        Dear LLM: Please remember “One Good doesn’t erase off Hundreds of Bad deeds”. I know what Rajith S did during his entire political “Career” and sufficient to say that he was one of the “Architects” of the downfall of the “Yahapalanaya” Government of “MY3 & Ranil”. Why blame “Media? If you do a “Good” and “Honest” job of work why care and worry over “Media”. Let the dogs bark.

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          Simon
          Do not underestimate the evil that media can do.
          They can destroy people and political parties without financial resources to fight back.
          People still rely on the media for their news.

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            SJ: Thanks for your response. I surely do not “Underestimate” the evil of media. But, I firmly conform to the fact: “True knowledge does not depend on Manipulating symbols (people, actions & information) but is a way of experiencing the world (the truth & reality). Knowledge is structured in consciousness”. This is in conformity with Buddhas and not that difficult to impart that to the people in Sri Lanka, provided the “Leaders” formulate their “Know-How” consciously towards providing a simple and happy life to people. Then no “EVIL” can overtake to break that “Goal”. That “Evil” fades in no time.

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          Thank you Mr SJ@
          This is to Dear Simon,

          “Please remember “One Good doesn’t erase off Hundreds of Bad deeds”. I know what Rajith S did during his entire political “Career” and sufficient to say that he was one of the “Architects” of the downfall of the “Yahapalanaya” Government of “MY3 & Ranil”.”

          Name me any senior poiticians that you think is clean.
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          My comment above was based on the manner how Rajitha Senaratne worked during GOOD GOVERNANCE GOVT….. I have no doubt, ministry of health did a good job during that 4.5 years.

          SRILANKA media of the day is not at all credible- just look at the manner how Ms Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe was branded as ” she was biased with her crime investigation mgt”. Now it has been proved that the tape set by Nishshanka Senadhipathi was a fake. Dont you think that our so called investigative journalists could spread it not harming the victimizsed parties ? And not to forget the manner, how those media men painted the picture in terms of Dr Safi Saga – remember, it was totally based on – rajapakshe racism- … According to my source from BMJ, – no researchers would have any proof evidence to support – falopian tube pressing could ever be possible in such a surgery where not only one single doctor, but a panel of specialists take part.

          to be continued.

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      We shall not forget that SL society is organised according to hierarchical order. Thee are many hierarchies including in religious field,political,academic, administrative,security. Those who are at the Apex of these hierarchies have enormous POWER to pursuade people. But within such hierarchies there are those who love more democratic way of life. So I can understand when some Visaradaya express opinions about the future scenario.

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    Yahapalanaya failed because it was based mainly on elite consensus (Westernised like Ranil and Sinhala Buddhist plus minority). If people are unhappy with the current regime, they need to find like minded others who are concrened about the direction of tnhe country and its standing to cololaborate. Develop goals for the short to medium term for a truly People’s movement.Leadership is important but the nertworking and collaborating is even more importnt. Smaller parties have to think about what areas they can compromise for achieving the short term goal? Energies of all concerned have to be pooled(for identifying the problem and developing a strategy, communication, organisation, promotion, etc). Aim should be to develop an alternative democratic option where freedoms will be safeguarded,citizenship rights preserved, spending curtailed, borrowing reduced, local production improved, human resources developed and utilsied better). Selection of people for govt jobs on meritocracy can be reinstated. Medium goal should involve a new constitution, reforming institutions of governance, and reinstatement judicial independence etc. Reforming education and higher education should also be considered.

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    The author seems to endorse the view that “The faith people placed in the current system has been shattered”.
    If so, would it not follow that the task before the us is to change the system rather than raise false hopes by recommending tampering with it in the name of changing the leadership?
    But the author is dismissive; “System change, social change and institutional change are a bigger agenda.”
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    Why did the system fail to achieve even with the brilliant minds of the parliamentary left sharing power?
    What is missing in the proposal is a Marxist input to drive in the direction of the bigger agenda.

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      SJ, You say Marxist input is missing to drive in the direction of the bigger agenda. The direction that Karl Marx ran from country to country, was eventually into UK almost in poverty, died of pleurisy in 1883 in freedom to live and die in democratic surroundings. Buried in Highgate cemetery charging a visitor’s fee is surely not a bigger agenda. Long afterwards marxists even shifted his grave site to a more prominent place to build a monument. What is so brilliant about parliamentary left, when Marx accepted houses of Lords and Commons. But our failed system needs to change as civilian militarization is inhuman defence. The battle for leadership in a united opposition is demonic and needs to depend on civilian votes.

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        Hello davidthegood,
        I struggle to see the link between your presentation of Karl Marx’s life and SJ’s remark on the absence Marxist input to drive in shaping the bigger agenda!
        Sri Lankan voters are not very smart – We would have elected a leftist government long time ago.

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          SA
          Even if we did, it could have been toppled as it happened in (British) Guyana– or worse as in Chile.
          People learn slowly, but they learn for sure.

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        dtg
        You know may know a guy called Jesus Christ who got crucified.
        He too has a following.

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      A short term coalition to get rid of the (undemocratic) rulers without a vision for ‘system change’ does not make sense. whether it is this government or any other made out of the same folk will not help in system change. Because many of those in current poltical parties are system-vultures(i.e. depend on the system for benefits and privileges). Any futuristically-oriented movement has to comprise of those people who we call as ‘Progressives’ who aspire for a different kind of society based on certain key principles. They have to identify what these key principles are(that they will form the bedrock of a future vision). Once they are established then they have to develop a suitable institutional structure to implement(based on Small government principle). A simple institutional framework is desired to begin with. e.g. governance without Provincial Councils may be. Central govt plus Local government.Many of the existing ministries can be either abolished or rationalised. There has to be consensus among the porogressives about key matters. Otherwise a movement cannot move forward. (If we only go for short term goal of getting rid of the present government, then there will be a political vaccum which will be filled by vultures as in 2015).

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      SJ
      The Professor is expecting order out of chaos. Highly improbable though not impossible. Pockets of entropy decreasing has happened in geological time frames.
      Worse, expecting realignment of EXISTING political nuts will bring that order. An occasion to grab power which ballot paper failed.
      Worst of all a man who has least understanding of the society he is living in – expected +50% for JVP in the last elections!

      Soma

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    Simon I take your point about being fed up with “old wines”. I also take your point about a “new plan”. Where I have concern is that it seems to me that you want a (the) new force (NPP or whoever) not to form alliances with anyone else. Do you think going it can all alone garner an electoral victory?I think a reasonable alliance, on a credible minimum programme is justified if we are not to waste our time wailing in the wilderness and banging our heads on a stone wall. Isn’t politics the art of the possible.?

    And I think 2015 was a completely justified strategy. IT ACHIEVED ITS ESSENTIAL OBJECTIVE. It stopped a Rajapaksa third-term (stopped dictatorship in 2015; even ahead of potential dictatorship in 2021-2024) and still gives us a fighting chance. I repeat politics is the art of the possible, not the pursuit of perfection.

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      eekadevi: Thank you. I am no “Perfectionist”, yet neither a “Tolerant” of “Nonsenses” that go beyond “Common-Sense” of what is “Right” and “Wrong”. You refer to “Politics” as an “Art of the Possible”. I have seen and experienced this “Art of Possible: for the last few decades in my career in the Private and Public sectors. Those “experiences” are too many and more of cruelty and grouse to be described in a comment column. In my opinion that “Art of the Possible” must be “Sincere”, “Honest” (true to one’s heart and conscience of differentiation between right and wrong) “Selflessness”, and “Dedication” to pursue an action plan for the common good. You saw what the present Governing, “Winning Team” did during their campaign to victory. You remember the story of “Nagaya’s” arrival related by a “Buddist Priest” and offer of a lotus “Pohottuwa” to devotees who thronged the temples on Poya Days. That was the chosen “Art of the Possible” in winning. I would rather “LOOSE” in adopting what I described as my way of “Possible” than resorting to the “Possible” of “Hood-Winking”. I reserve my opinion on what you say “IT ACHIEVED ITS ESSENTIALS” for a later date.

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        I agree with the dictum ‘Art of the Possible’ as a short term strategy. Those who are aspiring for system change has to be pragmatic -not idealistic as such. System change has to be based on social justice,deolonisation, and Localisation(not globalisation)

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    Prof. David,

    You can write, until the cows come home! The people of Sri Lanka, who vote for rotating groups of incompetents, idiots and rogues, have to decide that it is time to choose educated, capable and honest people. I venture, finding such saints amidst us, will not be as easy as it sounds.

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      Q.Has anybody tried to find out what the people in villages and towns think? why people vote in a given manner and what they think may be two different things. Why not some sociologists and even parties conduct some surveys, group discussions to find out? Without hearing the voices of people on the ground, it is unrealistic to talk about coalitions or a movement where we need to get their votes in the end. To me,this is the mistake minor parties make all along i.e. rely on pundits. Not talk to the people on ground. Take for exampele the Teachers trade union activity. It is unique in the sense that we hear their voices. How many other local issues are there -if we care to investigate? Why not build the agenda of this movement out of local issues that matter to people on ground?

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      Easy? dear UpulUpul?
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      No, it’s going to be bloody difficult, but it must be done.
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      There is no certainty that we will succeed, but we must try.
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      And if we do succeed? It’ll lead to some improvement for people like you, who will enjoy the fruit which you didn’t deserve. And when the balmy days we ushered are over, will you not forget the improvements that you enjoyed for some time, and start complaining again?
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      Those who are disappointed are usually those who expect miracles.
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      Read this again:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/kumar-david-at-80-engineer-scholar-socialist/
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      Compare with what you have achieved in you life; with what I have achieved.
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      Kumar’s has been a wonderful human life by any standards. But it hasn’t been success all the time; to expect that is to be unrealistic, and to fail totally. If we strive we may achieve something. It’s those who expect easy success who end up disappointed.

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    The California gang, they are worthy of mention in the hall of incompetents, in a separate wall of shame. One, an Air Ceylon steward is now negotiating Sri Lanka’s aviation agreements. Another, a real estate agent with barely a following suddenly became a property owning tycoon after 2009. And the other, is on his third stint as a loyal pandankaraya…this time negotiating with the Chinese to sell all the valuable real estate around Colombo!

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      UpulUpul
      Another, a real estate agent with barely a following suddenly became a property owning tycoon after 2009
      ————-
      That is how it is with freemasons. This is why so many of them join those lodges.
      A short cut to material wealth and power. They have to participate in satanic rituals inside those lodges and raise up the ranks (they call degrees). And with each step up, comes more money, fame and power.
      I will say however that if you are a normal human (seed of man) they wont let you become a billionaire no matter if you are mason. They have a limit. Only their serpent seed bloodlines are allowed to reach the very top. Loot at guys like bill gates or nandasena and you see the reptilian spirit in their eyes. They come from demons (aka fallen angels, reptilian, serpent seed, tares etc).

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    I repeat my earlier comments. “We won’t be able to bring our rulers from ‘Heaven’ and have to be satisfied with the ones we already have. No point in finding fault with each and everybody. Need at the moment, is all anti-Rajapakse parties join and contest all future elections as one entity by nominating the best from each party as candidates. We should know who the ‘Podu Sathura’ – ‘Common enemy’ is and come together to chase it out of politics and if possible, from the country.”

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    Simon Bro@
    Now I feel ggovernance govt indeed achieved a lot for the people and the very same people are now realizing it though slowly. It was all due to RW and his cabinet. And bond scam was a big lie, now it s being revealed that Mahinda-cabral were the architect of it.
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    Those numerous projects they started then are being praised by masses today because harvest is reaped by pakse clan, though shamelessly.
    It is like giving birth certificate s to others new born children. 🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃Former minister of health had built several hospital buildings during his tenure. All these were made amidst squeezed by Rajapakse huge loans 🤨🤨🤨🤨
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    Alone in health sector Dr Senaratne did a good job even if media mafia never gave it a due publicity.
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    Looking back not people but mlechcha media mafia run by hidden hands of Basil did it. U ll get to know more of the truth a in the months to come. Today ballige Putha Mahinda behaves like a defeated dog not uttering a single word about the current self made chaos by his wrong decision made on Gota s nomination. I believe bugger ll die soon and his last breath would nt be easier at all, ll be similar to that of Tripolli man. As for me if divine forces could do the job for us, it ll be easier NPP to emerge as the next 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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      Simon@

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeP_2AWrMdo

      I told you guys, that RAJAPAKSEH would bring ” human flesh” to super markets if they would be back to power. Now it is becoming the reality.

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    Another Sirisena alliance? No!

    JVP is gaining popularity at the expense of dormant and moribund UNP/SJB. This only divides the Opposition making it easy for the ruling party.

    Only solution for SL is to split the island into 3 mono ethnic nations and relocate people. SL was rarely one nation. In most times in history it had multiple nations. The mistake of 1833 continues with deadly consequences.

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      GATAM,
      Best solution is cam else to leave Sinhale, the Land of Sinhalayo and Vedda Eththo. Sinhalayo did not invite them to their country.

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      In 1833 there were only two nations A Chingkalla and Eezham Thamizh nation that the British, for their own convenience, merged to create a new colony called Ceylon. The three indigenous ethnicities in the island that have a long history that evolved and developed here and had ruled and had kingdoms, are the Veddah , the Chingkallams and the Eezham Thamizh. Fake Arab, South Indian immigrant origin converted, largely low castes Muslim Thamizh or Sri Lankan Moors, are not an ethnicity but a religious identity. They are ethnically Thamizh. Islam is a religion and not an ethnicity. Any one can be a Muslim. Arab, Turk, Camel, Hyena, converted low caste Indian Thamizh now calling themselves Arab or Sri Lanka Moors. Muslims are recent immigrants to the island and largely arrived here a few centuries ago, as refugees and traders from South India and have no history of owning or ruling any part of the island. In fact they were not even allowed to own land until the late 1800s, as they were considered outsiders Only the Sinhalese and Eezham Thamizh were allowed to own land. Now thinking the Eezham Thamizh are weak they are trying to steal their land from them to create a fake Arab Islamic Salafist homeland in the island. We already have many Islamic basket cases in South Asia and they want to add another one to it.

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    It’s up to the people this time – not professional politicians, parties or ideologues of any stripe. People must come together transcending their ethnic, religious and class barriers, and parochial concerns. They must come together as citizens of this country. The sole aim should be the prevention of dictatorship and the protection of democracy. Everything else should be put on hold until the threat to democracy is defeated. I know this sounds corny, but there’s simply no other way. Gota and his military & saffron backers are complacent, thinking such a surge is not possible given the weakness of the opposition and the disarray of other political parties. That’s why the people must come together. And if it does happen, then the political parties will have a role to play in organizing and carrying the momentum forward. But the people should be proactive and take the initiative.

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      I still want democracy, but what sways voters? It’s still bread, circuses, and racism.
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      Put another way, they demand more salary increases (in rupees), price reductions (also in rupees) and the majority SinhalaBuddhists want to slaughter all minority humans and feed them to vegetarian Gota’s pet sharks.
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      Poor Siddhartha Gauthama would be shocked if he understands that all this is done in his name.
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      We mustn’t compromise on principles or tell lies, but as Kumar suggests, we must work with all who agree to fight against militarism and money printing.
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      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V)

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        “majority SinhalaBuddhists want to slaughter all minority humans and feed them to vegetarian Gota’s pet sharks”
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        Gory hallucinations of a fake humanist.

        Soma

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        Sinhala¬_Man,
        “…majority SinhalaBuddhists want to slaughter all minority humans and feed them to vegetarian Gota’s pet sharks.”
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        Sinhala Buddhists will never go down to that level. It was Demalu (aka Tamils) who slaughtered Native Sinhalayo like animals using suicide bombers, claymore bombs, AK47s and chemical weapons for three decades simply to grab a part of the country to create a separate State for Dravidians who came to Yapanaya to work for colonial rulers. They repeated exactly the same thing done by Dravida invaders who invaded Sinhale 53 times starting from 3rd Century BC. Sinhala Buddhists have been the innocent victims of Dravida barbarism throughout history.

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        Mr SM,
        Only wayout would be to work on waking up senior knowledgeable men and women from their long slumber.
        Most of them are like Amazonin sloths. What they can do collectively is more than what pinguththarayas could ever do.
        Not going after pompous ultra racist “Janapriya ” or the like loners just because he or the like wear degree titles, but real good teachers for example. U have the key at ur disposal, why not wake them up?????🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨
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        Look at that gentleman, by name ” Parthiagoda” who has become a single powerful voice today on organic/inorganic fertilizer crisis. We have plenty of silent voices.What is lacking yet today is the genuine efforts of the masses.
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        All retired locals become completely voiceless though they enjoy starting their retirement much earlier than the average in any developed nation. Most of srilanken pensioners in retirement dont care much about their collected ” decades long experiences” . As a result the society is now reached to all appalling levels even if Tattamamala continue chanting from dawn to dusk everyday and tie a thick band of pirith noole on anyone no matter he or she is heading to next contract killing, by saying ” budusaranay “. The kind of ultra hypocrites are the majority in our motherland today.🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃🐃

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      People? They are mostly disorganised. For amovement for change to succeed there has to be an organisation and leadership. Calling people to organise is not enough. Someone or a few has to organise 1.messages 2.program 3.an action plan to follow. The identify who will do the footwork?

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        Siri,
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        It is not easy as in Australia or Europe. No degrees would be compulsory, but media has proved their abilities towards the improvement of the awareness in devleoped world. I came to know a widow woman whose husband was then army soldier. She had not had the chance to go to Unis but her knoweldge about HUMAN BIOLOGY was unbeatable, sometimes, I thought she could be a model person for the society. Our place in SL, unfortunately, media race has become only focusing on their commercial gains. Derana TV, Hiru TV or the like channels are even more dangerous than COVID 19 infections itself.

        People s average knowledge about the politics should be improved. How would the people b eaware of the facts, if main stream local media would only spread onlylies or fair tales leaving facts and figures aside: Hamudurwos intervene so the GMOA in burning issues, without special knowledge. Like for example, one Hamudurwo is questioning himself, ” if two vaccination would not give 100% gurantee be away from COVID infections, why should people be injected “…. the very same Hamduruwo does not seem to know at least some sort of relief is given after being injected with vaccines against COVID19.

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    Same old lankan freemasonic merry-go-round.
    One bunch of masons come along and claim they can replace the current ruling masons
    and bring positive change. Same old garbage that keeps recycling itself.
    Real change will only come when all freemasonry is destroyed and all masons jailed.
    A new ruling class has to be setup but this will only happen with divine intervention
    as its impossible for us to identify each and every mason. They are very good at blending in
    and hiding among us. But they cant hide from god and his angels when they make their
    presence known.

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    Kumar David appears to be also telling the JVP/NPP not to do anything foolish, like contesting the Presidential elections, as it did in 2019 and exposed its weakness. Kumar is correct. JVP should not have contested that election, even if it chose not to support Sajith. JVP is still trying to safeguard its “political virginity” which it lost when contesting with the sLFP in 2004 followed by supporting SF in 2010 and supporting Maithree in 2015. JVP leader AKD was even a member of the “executive committee” during the 100-day period of 2016. UNP and Maithree helped AKD to be the Chief Opposition Whip in the 2015 Parliament. While contesting Parliamentary elections with like-minded parties, JVP should not contest at least the next presidential election. Whether the JVP will listen to David is another matter. JVP is very good at showing that they take advice from Left intellectuals but they finally do what they want. Good-hearted people like David don’t understand this.

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      I cannot remember if Kumar David protested to Vasudeva (NSSP and Colvin LSSP) and later Vickramabahu NSSP contesting presidential elections.

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      A minor party like the JVP should not strech its resources too much. Identify a set of electorates(marginal) to contest. win a few and build up. Not contesting Presidential elections makes sense. Local and priovincial elections may be.

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    KD,
    One, and only one way to achieve it: Give up the Separatist/Federalist/Devolution stance. Provincial stance minus armed forces autonomy will be most apt. Quit blaming the Sinhala Buddhists. All will work like magic then.

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      rtf
      May I know what kind of autonomy you have in mind?

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      RTF,
      .
      Only way out to improve the awareness of the people.
      :
      Media should take the site of the Public than relinquishing their biasedness to electronic media. Today people at large dont read NEWS PAPERs, but rely on any telecasts and broadcasts. … that is the easiest way of their source to INFORMATION.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmO_VaJG9NI

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