11 December, 2018

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Live: “Jana Balaya Kolambata” Protest March Today

The protest, organized by the Youth Wing of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by MP Namal Rajapaksa, agitated against the proposed ‘separatist constitution,’ selling of national assets, protecting those accused in the Central Bank bond scam, the exacting of political revenge, attacks on the Buddhist clergy, imprisonment of ‘war heroes’ and imposition of new taxes, and drew crowds from all parts of the country.

The event was headlined by the presence of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as all JO parliamentarians including those from the National Freedom Front and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, SLPP representatives of local government bodies, and the ‘Group of 16’ who recently reneged from the government. Another notable attendee was the former president’s brother Gotabhaya Rajapaks, a man touted to be the presidential candidate of the SLPP.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa stated that the demand was for a better and effective government which will also ensure national security. He endorsed the leadership of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa and laughed off leading questions regarding his political future.

The crowds filled all roads leading to the Lake House roundabout once the location was announced a little after 3 pm.

Spokespersons of the SLPP pointed out that the government had gone to great lengths to thwart the demonstration. A bus allegedly carrying persons planning to attend the demonstration was attacked in Badulla, which road construction work had been suddenly commenced in Nittambuwa causing heavy traffic and long delays along the Kandy-Colombo Road, a main artery along which crowds were to arrive from the Central and North Western Provinces.

Anticipating unruly behavior, security was tightened at Temple Trees, the President’s House and the Court Complex. The organizers however insisted that it was to be a peaceful demonstration.

Milinda Rajapaksha, CMC Member (SLPP) and spokesperson of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, tweeted at 7.30 pm that a ‘sathyakriyawa’ will be held at the Lake House roundabout. Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the crowds said that the protest will continue until tomorrow morning.


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    Gamaya bugger, his gamaya brothers and low class coolies are going to govern this country. Good elect this goon and lets see what happens. Champa will open brothel franchises everywhere. Sumanaya will open up toilet cleaning franchises everywhere…………….oh well we will have a clean country with a lot of entertainment. Great!!!!!

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    Edwin Aiya I really had a good laugh reading your comments.( the number game was hilarious) Thanks buddy, you made my day which otherwise would have been mundane.

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      Thanks, Chiv. I am glad that the overpowering smell of shit did not keep you from reading my comments.

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    Laws of Nature: Guys, on the 6th I stated a Law of nature just as true as Newton’s Laws of motion, namely that, When they gotta go – they gotta GO.. And that is exactly what happened. They marched in buses, trains and the rich in SUV’s. But while they were coming they were already going or at least going was top most in their minds – thanks to the Aralu.

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    So from the start each one of them was also going in anyway they can and in any place they could find. The SUV guys were coming and going in top star class hotels while the others were going in every nook and cranny.
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    It was not a pretty sight, I am telling you.

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    The main thing however is that they finally went, leaving their shit uncollected and stinking to high heaven.

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    Breaking News: Some of the September 5th protesters were allegedly intentionally poisoned by goons of the UNP, if that is true I feel sorry for the UNP members, to stoop to such lowly acts they must be certain of Rajapaksha’s return. And Edwin Rodrigo mate be careful what goes around comes around.

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      Aralu Theory: Wannihami, Thanks for the warning, which I assume is a friendly one.

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      I standby my Aralu theory. It is only a theory to explain the confusion about the numbers. Surely you do not blame Newton or his Theory of Gravitation, when some one is injured by a falling coconut, even if the coconut is dropped purposely by a someone up in the tree.

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      There is a saying that one would not build a house in a cemetery if one were afraid of ghosts. So I reiterate my Aralu theory without any fear.. However, the idea was not an original one but one that I got from a folk story.
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      I will relate that in a later comment.

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      wannihami

      The September 5th protesters (wannabe b***s carriers, rent a mob,… ) would have consumed anything that was a freebie imported from the moon.
      This could be another myth worth pursuing.

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    The Aralu Story: Here is the much awaited Aralu (Terminalia chebula) story. Once upon a time in a land called Lankadeepa, a numerically superior army of invaders surrounded the small fortress where the local King was known to be with his soldiers. Seeing the huge army, the local soldiers lost all hope and wanted to desert the army.
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    Finally, unable to decide on a suitable course of action, the King asked for ideas and someone suggested consulting the Aralu Veda, known by that name because he always prescribed Aralu for any problem. It was a desperate move but the only one available and the King sent for the Aralu Veda. Not surprisingly, he prescribed that Aralu be given to all the soldiers and this was done.
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    By about 2 AM next day, the spotters of the invading army could see hundreds of soldiers moving out of the fort with Hulu Eli (Burning torches made of coconut leaves). They waited in line at the toilets and went back after completing the job. Of course, the spotters were unaware of the Aralu factor that amplified the apparent number of soldiers by at least 10.
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    The spotters called their Captain, who in turn called his General who in turn sent for their King. When asked what was going on, the General answered that the number of soldiers in the Fort were at least 10 times more than their initial estimates. The King, seeing it with his own eyes, said, “Oh My God! If they have so many soldiers there is no way we can win. Start decamping’.
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    By morning there was no sign of the invaders.

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    To all who carry the torch to Yahapals, if the latter poisoned the protesters you all should be ashamed of being the cheer leaders for such a cowardly, desperate, group of people.
    Breaking news: The contaminated milk has been sent to a highly reliable analysis company, who can not only analyze the milk but also check finger prints. Hold your breath mates.

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      Tell them to look for hoof marks. After all it was cow’s milk and even cows would not have liked the way Mahinda and the clan were screwing around when he was in power.

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      Wannihami
      Milk contaminated with Arrack. Finger prints of JO.

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    Basil Basil Basil Where are you?

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    However much unorganized the protest was, there was a sufficient crowd present. Govt. says it was less than 5000. Po. Pe. estimates it is more than 2 laks. My estimation is it is about 100,000. This is mainly the results of the efforts of Namal Rajapakse. Other Rajapashas although participated are only passive observers of the event. The present govt. should take the message seriously without ridiculing the protest and do something to prop up its popularity. The undisciplined nature of the crowd itself is a grave warning to the govt. or the State.

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    How many protestors from N&E? In bus loads?

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