22 September, 2018

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Look Here, Mr. Sirisena

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

I’ve had a fantastic time reading all that’s being written about Daham Sirisena. The Big D, as I now think of him, is a fantastic creature. I mean, who wouldn’t want a walking, talking, Facebook-ing PR nightmare for a son, am I right?

Let’s assume for a moment that Maithripala Sirisena actually reads this blog (hah! Fat chance). Mr Sirisena, here’s a question for you:

Are you stupid?

Maithripala - Daham sirisena @ UN 2015 Sep

Look at him.

Just look at him. 

This is Daham Sirisena, Public Figure.

His crowning achievements in life? 48,000 likes on Facebook, shaking hands with Narendra Modi, being the Lucky Sperm and sporadically waving a gun in someone’s face. By all the gods, is that what it takes to get into the UN? If so, hold my beer. I got this.

Look, Mr. Sirisena. A whole bunch of us voted you in; a whole bunch of us didn’t. Those who did vote for you voted not because of your heritage or your spectacles or your (disturbingly) cheery face in press photos, but because we were bloody tired of the Rajapaksa clan. You presented a much saner vision of government. You got the job.

But let’s get one thing clear: we voted for you, not for the Sirisena version of the Rajapaksa dynasty. This isn’t even the first time. We were perfectly alright with brushing off your daughter’s media tour. (Oh wait, we weren’t, but Maharaja’s media network was perfectly alright with slowly *cough* making those videos disappear from their channels.)

But I digress. Your son is not a world leader – not yet. No-one’s voted for him. Maybe he will be, in time, but that’s in the future. Right now, he’s a gormless 22-year old so stupid that he typed in the dictionary definition of nepotism and then argued against it and ended up pleading not to be placed in the same category as Namal Rajapaksa and Co.

Namal must have laughed his ass off after seeing that. Heck, Tutankhamun’s corpse probably sat up in the darkness and winced. Let me remind you that Namal was an actual, elected Member of Parliament. Even with all the horseplay and the rugger nonsense and the lawyering he still had more legitimacy than Daham Sirisena.

DahamLike it or not, Daham, at best, is a nonentity with a Facebook page. At worst he’s part of a breed of circlejerk activists whose sole purpose in life seems to be self-promotion. Even so, he’s hardly the choice of weapon for the UN: Colombo is host to seasoned, professional #activists who do this day in and day out. They’ve got skills Daham wouldn’t even dream of – including, but not limited to knowing how to construct a logical argument on Facebook. If you need a useless wanker, please send one of them the next time.

If you do want to take the guy around, fine; just don’t make him part and parcel of the whole bloody media kit. Don’t take him on the official tour. Don’t have him sit behind the board saying “SRI LANKA” in front of the whole world. If that’s what he wants, lock him up in his room and throw away the key. Plenty of world leaders have children. They manage them just fine.

It’s about time, Mr. Sirisena, that you put the brakes on this farce. It didn’t work out for your predecessor: it’s not going to work out for you.

*Yudhanjaya Wijeratne is a contributor to Colombo Telegraph, his articles can be found on his blog, icaruswept.com

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  • 23
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    Fools who voted for Yahapalanaya, it is the gamarala’s turn now!!!

  • 30
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    Exactly!!!!Stop all these nonsense Daham at once. We had enough with Rajapakse, his siblings and offspring and kicked him out for good. It’s quite strange you are following his (MaRa) footsteps instead your gentle father’s. Let it be your first and last ”official trip” and we’ll forget and forgiven. If your don’t stop wasting tax payers money any more, remember, election is around the corner and also go back to your hotel, lie down, switch on your memories of the downfall of Rajapakasses who were much more powerful than your father is.
    I advise you to go to Sunday ‘Daham Pasals’ for wisdom in life.

    Pass this message to your sister as well (I’m sure she had already tasted the bitter pill).

  • 20
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    I am somebody who did a lot for change of government and bring My3 to power. Now I am concerned a bit about it. I dont have an issue od Daham going to whatever Assembly he goes to, but with his own money. Thats all.

    -Australia

    • 11
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      “Concerned a bit”? LMAO!!!

  • 18
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    Namal was atleast a member of parliment. Daham has visited UN to learn… but can somebody explain me the diferrene between Namal being seating there and Daham being seating there? what a shame? Daham is trying to justify that!!

    • 2
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      So a nincompoop produced by the penis of a corrupt politician getting elected to Parliament is a great deal for you, eh?

  • 9
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    You are dead right.
    What matters is him to let sit next to President in the meeting.
    And if paid the air passage by the state.

    All the raised questions by you and the others, President has to respond on his return. Normally, as we know him, he is very fair by his reactions. Here too, he may have an answer for sure.
    I think as you add here, any kid would love to join father in such an occasion.

    • 0
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      Just curious ……….. are you thinking with your brain? Doesn’t sound like it; nor with any of the fun body parts. Just dry.

      • 10
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        Learn to behave and then start writing on to CT forum. Some have to learn it later if Parents house did not work well.

        Idiots of your kind grew up rapidly in the lawless situation country faced under MR regime.

        • 1
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          Leelagewathie

          So you have 8 thumbs up, eh? They must have enjoyed the fun watching you comment with your fun parts, and not the brain.

          You say, “Normally, as we know him, he is very fair by his reactions. Here too, he may have an answer for sure.” That brain of yours surely is not located in your head but some fun parts.

        • 2
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          Dont worry Leelawathie, these idiots grew up in lanka rapidly thanks to Meeharaka Rajapakshe. He had no brains to control anything by the end of 2014. Rata kewa MR as no other leaders. He should pay all these back tothe nation in the days come. See, today, Nimal S silva agrees that small deligation to new york but achievements are huge. Now they have to speak out from their back sides.
          These funlover or the others are just an idiots – like weeds in a cultivation. He is talking about using brain… omg

      • 6
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        Please be aware this is not a kind of sex abusive page. Just beacuase Leelawathie is female means not that she must necessarily deserve to your kind of vulgare comments. Please learn it today, it is no too late. Decency comes from your upbringing. If that had gone wrong, you are no better to Duminda, Mervin, Rajapakshe, Walgama, Wimal Buruwwanse,Gommanpila et al.

      • 4
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        You seem to have lost your control over your body parts- it is better to learn how to behave as Leelawathie added it clearly. In our days, srilanka was a decent place. Anyways,
        Looking at the way it is moving today – yours is no wonder – but CT is really not the place if you want to live up your propensities.

        • 0
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          Propensities?!! To have fun with body parts?!! CT is certainly not the place for that. I can also say that the most important body part that is required to understand the message and spirit of CT, (not merely the dictionery meaning of words) is to have a functioning brain located in the head. That’s where Leelagewathi, Ms Thalanabadu and Hinnibanda need realignment.

          • 1
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            Funlover@,
            whoever you are- it is no too late to learn to be bit decent.. dont you think so ?May be your fun part may have been wandered to the other end – that could also be possible in today s srilanka. Anyways, name of your parents, please be decent.

          • 1
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            let s keep all aside, discuss about your ” fun part”. .. you re just an another fun pfart truly saying. That is it.

  • 3
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    OMG ! I could not read all the comments. Do we need to ride the hobby horse to death. Enough, please concentrate on some thing else.

  • 4
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    This accompanying was to create a row that would eclipse the coming budget and all of us fell for it I guess! Little wonder that he too is as ungrateful as like father like son, but remember it is a long way indeed from being the Guv of Pasikudah to the UN cabin. Wonder whether he took some semi nude snaps there with a little bit of gun toting too though the country doesn’t have a beach!

  • 2
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    CT. CARRY ON WITH THE JUNK ,

    DIsgraceful journalists and bloggers.
    Good luck , that’s what we need in the name of CT building our shattered nation. Yuk yuk yuk.

    • 0
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      MR cronies too called CT as a place for “DIsgraceful journalists and bloggers”. But finally it is CT and like minded journalism that drove away the jackals from Hambantota. Now you have become a Sirisena crony, and repeating the MR cronies.

      Why is it that the likes of you can never get something original to come out of that garbage that is inside your cranium?

  • 2
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    Yes CT help with the Junk journalism and BRING BACK NEPOTISM AND ANARCHISM. Sorry for you.

  • 2
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    In Singhalese there is a saying “Rilawata Delipihiya Dunnawage”. Making Maithripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka is just like that.
    He is just not suited to be the President. He can be a Minister but definitely not the President of Sri Lanka. So people who voted for him will have to expect this type of scenarios. Daham has accompanied President Sirisena even on his previous official visits overseas.

  • 2
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    Ct wants Blood from the President like the Shakespeare’s Shylock??

    • 0
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      Analyst

      I have comprehensively pulverized your stupid analysis and insane conclusions in earlier comments. So why don’t you just [Edited out]

      • 0
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        Truthspeaker I will finish Of what you have started to say that is why don’t you shut the F……… P
        We have heard so much muck till now.

        Signed. Analyst

  • 1
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    Let me differ.If Daham was gun – totting once as you say (The Pasikudah incident I suppose), what is wrong a father tying to show him that there are nobler persuasions around to look for and achieve one day for a small brat to be in lime-light without going stray. If that is done at no cost to tax payer, as someone pointed out, is there anything wrong?

  • 2
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    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    It is true that President Srisena should answer to the people. However, this issue has turned our eyes away from the issue of UNHCR’s report on the Human Right Violations and War crimes committed by the Govt and LTTE. I don’tknow whether the govt took him purposely in order to change the focus away from UNHCR. Since the issue was brought into discussion, there is nothing on the real issue of war crimes investigation proposals in CT.

  • 2
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    So this is what the silly Sir Lankans voted for?, hilarious!, I guess you can thank the USA NGO’s and CIA for the disinformation campaign about Rajapakse. Now SL is literally ‘Screwed’. First they tried a ‘Regime change’ with Sarath Fonseka which did not work!. I guess now
    the only choice is for the armed forces to take control and get rid of these jokers!.

  • 1
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    All of these started in CT from the Facebook and other social media comments. Our main stream media didn’t have the gut to watch and expose the bad things of our politicians. They always bent into two to the politicians to serve themselves. The young and educated ones are watching every move of the politicians and ever ready to expose their bad actions and behaviors to put them on the right path to serve the country well. Now, they have the social media – a powerful tool – to check the politicians and make them behave instead of miss using their powers. This is teaching them a good lesson, they should always think that they are the servants of the people and not their masters.

  • 0
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    We are focused on big D……….. and failed to realise that we have just come under the jackboot of voice ferocious Prince Zied.

    Ranil will palm the blame on Sira saying he is the one who signed all these documents.
    Ranil is sending this Sira up the gum tree by the day……..

  • 4
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    Yudhanjaya Wijeratne:
    This is NOT meant to be a snide remark just a simple question: could you tell us readers of and contributors to CT why you did not appear to have any comments for public consumption during the years of the Rajapaksa Regime in this web publication?
    If you did make topical comment at that time, I would really be obliged if you could provide me and other interested readers of your columns of a link or links so that we might access them?
    Thank you.

  • 0
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    It is time that Colombo Telegraph removes the son’s story on this site.
    Instead start another on Belarus president who took his 11 year old son and had a photo taken with Obama and wife.
    He had been taking this boy on most his trip and had him by his side always:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34411326

  • 4
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    Yudhanjaya Wijeratne –,

    “” in the dictionary definition of nepotism and then argued against it and ended up pleading not to be placed in the same category “”

    Fallacy/theory Domino Effect??

    Man’s love of words is his first step toward ignorance, and his love for definitions the second. The more he analyses, the more he has need to define, and the more he defines, the more he aims at an impossible logical perfection, for the effort of aiming logical perfection is only a sign of ignorance. Since words are the material of our thought, the effort at definition is entirely laudable, and Socrates started the mania for definition in Europe. The danger is that after being conscious of the words we define, we are further forced to define the defining words, so that in the end, besides the words which define or express life itself, we have a class of words, which define other words, which then become the main preoccupation of our philosophers.

    There is evidently a distinction between busy words and idle words, words that do duty in our workday life and words that exist only in the philosophers’ seminars, and also a distinction between the definitions of Socrates and Francis Bacon, and the definitions of our modern professors, Shakespeare, who had the most intimate feeling of life, certainly got along without trying to define anything, or rather because he did not try to define anything, and for that reason, his words had a “body” which other writers lacked, and his language was infused with that sense of human tragedy and grandeur that is often missing today.

    Buruvas must realise that the president did what any other powerful parent would have done under the circumstances and it is in world history – the wise Solomon could not help what his son did and nearby Modi ‘s traditional land Siviji the Great son married a Muslim invaders daughter …history is full of it.

    The Bushes Clintons did not fall but followed the family ties like the Banda Ranil of 68 years.

    The Pres never went for his brothers funeral so let him correct his son the way he feels fit within his busy schedule. Don’t curse him and expect western values just because you wear pant suit western.

    You can’t love and be wise.- Bacon lived a bachelor. (common sense)

  • 0
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    This is what happens when village idiots come in to power.

    • 1
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      tell me of a power/person that does not exploit and have a secret police and i will follow him.

  • 1
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    I hope Mr Sirisena will do the correct thing. Irts ok to do stupid mistakes but DO NOT REPEAST IT!

  • 1
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    Is My3 grooming his son to get into politics? If he is, then, certainly doing the wrong way. Perhaps he should ask his son to do a lot in the Youth movements and then get noticed with outstanding work.

    It was not right for My3 to take the son on this tour. Why is that when it comes to Sri Lankan government they have to take a whole lot of extra personal baggage? MR only left his servants (did he), otherwise he took all his household, but My3 is doing the same, but on a smaller scale. It is not the right thing to do, when the wounds of the MR era is still afresh, but I am happy, Daham is not a bully. It appears, he is like his father, humble and simple in his life style. Let us give My3 a chance to prove the worthy of votes we gave to bring the change. Guys,, at least, we can now raise our opinion, had it been MR time, the white van would come to greet you “Goodbye you anti MR”?

  • 0
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    Well written Yudhanjaya. You got to excuse MS for his undiplomatic behaviour in front of whole world as he is a toddler in this affairs.He breaks all ethic in business as no one is there to guide him or teach him. He wants to be popular leader over night by telling yes to America.Ranil of course born for that as we know from the day 1.

    So it is our misery to live with this jokers as MS has no place to run.Pls don’t forget another one .that is CBK. .

  • 1
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    I really hoped when My3 came to power (with help of our votes of course) things would be different. But, sadly it’s the same when MARA’s regime was in power too.

  • 0
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    Anyway, at least now we can pose questions about anybodies son irrespective of position. Therefore we must not forget the past when earlier siblings behaved thinking that the entire country belongs to their Parents and Uncles. However, it is good to advice any wrong doings but not on a bias insulting manner to play to the gallery.
    Certainly Yudanjaya’s writing cannot be commended.

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