11 April, 2021

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Mad King Nandasena Executes Plan To Strip Political Opponents Of Civic Rights – Special PCoI Appointed

President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a giant leap towards dictatorship for life on Sunday, January 31, 2021 appointing a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry (SPCoI) to determine whether politicians and public servants implicated by his Political Victimisation Commission should lose their civic rights.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

A gazette extraordinary, dated January 29, 2021 established the Special PCoI which to take the Political Victimization Commission to the next level of persecution against Nandasena Rajapaksa’s political opponents. The Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry will be chaired by Supreme Court Justice Dhammika Samarakoon and will also comprise SC Justice Kumuduni Wickremasinghe and Court of Appeal Judge Ratnapriya Gurusinghe.

Colombo Telegraph learns that President Nandasena Rajapaksa has decided to utilize a Special Commission of Inquiry to take action against those the PCoI on Political Victimization has recommended for punishment is a result of the Attorney General repeatedly clashing with the Abeyratne Commission on overstepping its mandate by going into cases currently on trial in the High Court.

On being ordered to cease currently ongoing trials, AG Dappula De Livera refused to do the Commission’s bidding and publicly rebuked the Abeyratne Commission’s request. The Abeyratne Commission attempted to get the AG to suspend trials into the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, Ali Roshan the elephant trafficker and the Navy abductions case.

In terms of Article 81 of the Constitution once a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry recommends individuals should be subjected to “civic disability” (loss of civic rights), Parliament must pass a resolution by a two third majority to strip that individual of civic rights for a maximum period of seven years and expel such a person from Parliament. The resolution must be introduced to Parliament by the Prime Minister.

Not since JR Jayewardene and his 5/6ths majority in Parliament has any executive President attempted such a blatantly despotic maneuver to decimate the opposition.

Tellingly, Sajith Premadasa the Opposition Leader whose surreptitious dealings with the Nandasena Regime has recently been in the spotlight is not listed for persecution through the Special PCoI.

Remarkably the main opposition SJB whose senior members are facing prosecution and jail time based on the recommendations of the Upali Abeyratne PCoI on Political Victimization and now a loss of civic rights, is yet to take a strong and credible stand on the political witch-hunt. However the JVP and pro-democracy organisation Lawyers for Democracy are expected to challenge the findings of the Abeyratne PCoI on Political Victimization in court.

The PCoI on Political Victimisation singled out key opposition MPs for prosecution, writing an entire chapter on the Anti Corruption Secretariat that functioned by order of the Cabinet of Ministers during the Yahapalanaya Government.

The loss of civic rights would render all these politicians, which together form the core of the current opposition to Rajapaksa rule, would not be eligible to vote, and therefore also ineligible to contest for and hold public office. In the immediate term except in the cases of Mangala Samaraweera and Malik Samarawickrema, the loss of their civic rights would expel the MPs from the current Parliament. Samaraweera and Samarawickrema did not contest the 2020 parliamentary polls and are not current members of Parliament.

Government sources told Colombo Telegraph that the intention is to pursue politicians through the Special PCoI but others singled out for prosecution by the Political Victimisation Commission would have the threat of prosecution hanging over their heads instead. In the list of those recommended for punishment by the Political Victimisation are current Rajapaksa stalwarts including retired members of the police and armed forces. At least two former Foreign Secretaries, several diplomats and at least two lawyers attached to the Attorney General’s Department have also been recommended for prosecution by the Abeyratne commission which handed over its report to President Nandasena Rajapaksa in December 2020.

The list of individuals on the chopping block via the brand new SPCoI are as follows:

Politicians

Rajitha Senaratne

Patali Champika Ranawaka

R. Sampanthan

M.A. Sumanthiran

Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Mangala Samaraweera

Ravi Karunanayake

Ajith P Perera

Arjuna Ranatunga

Ranjan Ramanayake

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sarath Fonseka

Rauff Hakeem

Malik Samarawickrema

Lawyers
J.C. Weliamuna – President’s Counsel

Jayampathi Wickremaratne – President’s Counsel

Wasantha Navaratne Bandara – President’s Counsel

Thusith Mudalige – Additional Solicitor General, AG’s Department

Upul Jayasuriya – President’s Counsel

Dilrukshi Dias Bandaranayake – President’s Counsel, former Solicitor General

Janaka Bandara – Senior State Counsel AG’s Department

Police/Armed forces

Shani Abeysekera – SSP, Former CID Director

B.S. Tissera – ASP, Former CID

Ravi Waidyalankara – SDIG FCID

Nishantha Silva – IP, Former CID OIC

Ravi Seneviratne – SDIG, former CID

Ravindra Wijeguneratne – Admiral, Former Navy Commander

JJ Ranasinghe – Rear Admiral SLN

Public Servants

Prasad Kariyawasam

Ravinatha Aryasinha

Saman Ekanayake

S.A. Khan – Former Ambassador to the UAE

C.A.H.M. Wijeratne – Former Director General Legal, MFA & Ambassador for Sri Lanka to Poland

(By Nimal Ratnaweera)

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  • 41
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    My first blame goes to those who wanted Nandasena to take charge . They
    grossly abused their voting responsibility . Mad men flocked around
    Nandasena for a change ! A special Mad Change ! That is now switched on !
    No point crying foul now ! Mahinda always wanted to use whoever comes
    closer to him and no surprise , whoever gets closer to him does so with the
    tongues generously watering and hanging out ! You lame only Mahinda ?
    I remember an old great Tamil song written by great Pattukottai
    Kalyanasundaram and sung by T M S for MGR : Thirudathey , papa thirudathey
    and the interesting lines comes as this , ” Thittam pottu thrudura koottam
    thirudikkondey irukkuthu ,Azai chattam pottu thadukkira koottam thaduthuk
    kondey irukkuthu” and the best of it is ” Thirudanai parthu thiruntha vittal
    thiruttai olikka mudiyathu.” The core is, unless the thief reforms himself or stop
    thieving , the theft can not be stopped by bringing in Laws !

    • 10
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      The current govt came into being thanks to Easter Sunday Disaster. Meaning over the deadbodies. And not to forget, mediator was POLONNARUWE donkey who came into power by promising to react accordingly. As if a headless man was posted to anywhere, his was ended up being passed it to most known high criminals with the direct support of ELECTION COMMISSIONER – Mahinda Deshapriya.

      Today, Nandasenas only thrill has become – going to poor corners of the country and caricate poor young women.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKXwQ7uTfXo

      Sure, they went through some kind of English courses, but not having proper guidance how would they have achieved in that areas. Likewise, so called president becomes stammered mostly before press briefings. So can youth, with lack of all the basic faiclities would learn languages.

    • 14
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      whywhe,
      I disagree with you. The first blame should go to the previous Ranil_Mithiri regime because the people gave a mandate after long sacrifice to take legal action against the crimes committed by Rajapakse family who robbed the nation in the name of Lord Buddha. Today not only the officials, even the people are afraid to talk about their crimes. However, it is time for Sinhala people to realise that Rajapakse family dictatorship will sell this land to China and and make all Srilankans as slaves to china and runaway from the country very soon.

      • 5
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        Ajith,
        .
        as we perfectly know not Ranil but the former president should have to have taken the action against the bunch of high criminals. That was sadly not the case, since Sirisena was cheaped to Rajapakshe criminals from the begining on. THis was unfortunately covered from the people, since Ranil W is a decent politician. Day before yestreday i heard him saying ” Japan and India were contacted by his govt in order to search for funds for new investments” And Japan had offered loans on 0.1% interest for a period of 40 years with first 12 years being kept as grace. Can you imagine ? However, power greedy bitch s sons painted the picture in favour of their power gains, not having thought for the future of the nation. They are worst than mafia men. I know sinhala people would attack me, on and on, thinking that i am not sinhalaya, but ridiculous truth is Rajaakshes fish on muddy waters for their political survivals.
        The story regarding BOND SCAM was the same, that was not originated by Ranil or Maithrie… however, the architect of the BOND scam came into being through Mafia boss Mahinda Rajakshe govt. Today they are all speechless not being able to achieve an inch of progress getting those CBG punished. How can they punish him knowing that their complicity is the biggest porition in that huge fraud ?

      • 2
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        Ajith ,
        You have the right to disagree and I do agree about it . I didn’t
        want to enter into the ” Chicken or the Egg ” dilemma ! But
        my observation goes further deep . This lot that is in power
        already had the ability to create anarchy in the country had
        any of them got caged ! The rogues in the name of Patriots
        displayed clear signs in many ways . Shops were set ablaze ,
        Mosques were targeted , and their backers were mobilised .
        There were clear signs destruction was waiting to happen .
        This is my personal calculation taking into account what was
        unfolding at the time ! We can even go to the extent of
        guessing that Sirisena and Ranil jointly played the exit game
        in order to prevent the hell getting loose ! After all , all of them
        are cards of one pack ! So , my write up was limited only to the
        most recent events ! Hope you got it .

        • 2
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          whywhy,
          Thank you. I didn’t disagree with your substance or intention. I just wanted to highlight the mistake the previous regime made.

          • 0
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            Ajith ,

            Cheers !

    • 0
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      Dear Whywhy

      This is better then the FP/TULF getting their opponents killed after being voted out…very “intelligent voters” decision override/reset button pressed meant certain death then in the 70’s by the children of the voters sold to foreign lands….hand grenades/bullets/stones/fire bombs/harassment/intimidations/death threats/name calling….this was in peace time in Jaffna…..override law enforcement/elected Mayor and conduct Tamil Research Conferences visited by Indians in open violations to National law…then shoot and kill the police and then blame them for all what happened………..

      Just loosing civic rights after made living out of a Parliament and private sector/got married/love life/babies/grand children/investments and home to goto after loosing Civic rights is like walk in a park?????

      Normally some would have been taken to the gallows a long time ago for their crimes??

  • 42
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    No surprise to many. This outrage was predicted a long time ago. Everyone, except his loyal supporters, knew that this was the end game. Many experts, and even the media, here and abroad, saw the signs and called it out. The Rajapaksa’s are basically traitors to our country and our Constitution. They have removed Judges, professionals, Career diplomats, arrested activists, political rivals, or those who in their sick minds, THINK are a threat to their grand plans, and replaced them with yes men an women. Then they bring into their corrupt administration, war criminals, felons, murderers, and the scum of Sri Lanka, some pardoned, some released from prison, and make sure they have in place a regime full of greedy and dishonest tough guys, who will steal, cheat, and kill for the Rajapaksa’s without hesitation. This has been so gradually done, that they hope Sri Lankans will be too busy focusing on Muslim burials, and minorities being discriminated, and will not notice the autocratic regime consolidating themselves.

    As for the Rajapaksa supporters, hope they are all very happy and satisfied, how things have turned out, including the racist policies, discriminations, arrests and silencing of political rivals. They are going to have a jolly good time seeing their idols, the Rajapaksa’s ruling this country forever. Perhaps they can rename this country Rajapaksaland, that would be fitting.

    • 5
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      Ashan,
      we have thousands of examples to place before the very same nation. They would pay close attention even if their lovely ones would have been hurt. Like for example, I happened to pass the video how a visting srilanken woman being faced in a hotel room, not being offered the minimum facilities even if collosal sums were charged. There, they just ignore it. How can this be if there are some sort of legal systsems are in place in the country. Why should it fall that deep within shorter period of time ?

      There is a sizable gap between truths and what are being telecasted by biased TV channels within the country ( Ada Derana TV and Hiru TV).

      • 0
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        They would not pay close attention..etc.. that they have in their blood. The kind of total ignorance and indifference culture is established.

    • 0
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      Ashan,
      “The Rajapaksa’s are basically traitors to our country”

      What is your country? I don’t think it is Sri Lanka.
      Sri Lankans do not consider Rajapakshes who liberated the country from LTTE Tamil terrorist barbarians who slaughtered men, women, children and even unborn babies belong to all ethnic communities as traitors. If a Sri Lankan think Rajapakshes are traitors that person do not deserve to be a Sri Lankan. He/she is a traitor.

  • 39
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    Srilanka will be next Myanmar.
    :
    Citizen rights are taken away by Rajakashe criminals. Please watch the video below
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svig_leEfcE
    .
    We are scared of getting back to our home country. Some pay 11500 Rps/day, but they are not given the minimum facilities.
    :
    Wake up people. SRILANKA is already looted by Rajapakshe family and his thugs.

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      Excellent if SL ends up like Myanmar!

      As of now SL is much worse than Myanmar and getting worse. Only hope for SL is to end up like Myanmar.

    • 6
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      They make enemies everywhere srilanken expatriates would invest their funds somewhere else if Rajapakse s loot would nt stop soon.. why should they pay that much for qurantining in a country where cost of living is relatively low? Besides these people travelling to the country deserve the services for their pay. It was all in shape until these criminal s returned to power. Main media is silent on this. They will even more silent if they kill people in public next days. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😍😍😍😍😍😍😉😍😍😍😉😍😍are u happy today?

    • 2
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      Please be vigilent.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnErv0y8N4w

      Rajapakshes paint the picture in favour of them only. India says a different story. Silanken media giant sing the song in favour of Rajaakshes only. … all in all, public perception would have been far from the reality. The problems started not during last 4.5 years but with betrayals of Rajakshes to CHINESE so called development projects.
      .
      If former GOVT did not give H Port on a lease to CHINA, what would have the next option before the country being squeezed by chinese debt trap ? This I dont see is addressing by anyone.

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      leelagemalli,
      There is nothing left in Sri Lanka for Rajapakshe family to loot. Bee Peas in ‘Jadapalana’ Government looted everything including the Central Bank. People are waiting to see ‘Maha Benku Hora’ behind bars.

      “Wake up people. SRILANKA is already looted by Rajapakshe family and his thugs.”

  • 26
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    I understand that there is a reason why all other names are selected by the Commission for Political Victimization. But why is this name “Ranil Wickremesinghe” is selected? Isn’t he the one saved all the Royals from all International Political Victimization, predominately, and local victimization also?

  • 24
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    It is my suspicon that Sajith lost the presidential election by design. The plan was hatched to lose the presidency then walk out of the UNP and destroy it as well. It is also my suspicon that some of the UNP seniors who remain with the party know this and are too scared to reveal it or take a stand. This is why Ranil remains UNP leader. It is out of fear. Those that left the UNP also know the truth but chose to leave in the hope that new master (Sajith) offers better protection from scoundrel family than the old master (RW). There is another number one scoundrel who did the dirty in all of this and helped immensly to bring about the current junta to power and that is none other than the commissioner of elections Mahinda Deshapriya. He sabotaged the candidacy of Nagananda Kodithowakku, Accepted nominations from a US national while ignoring the advice of his fellow commissioners and taking at face value a bogus affidavit prepared by Ally Sabry the bootlicking Muslim Sycophant.

  • 4
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    Only 2 Tamils and 2 Muslims. All others are Sinhalese. This will not go down well among his voters. Now GR has totally lost his head. This is an election losing strategy.

  • 8
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    Tamils urgently need UN Peacekeepers. In Tamil areas the Rapist Army shooting and blaming the people who didn’t have even guns as the ones shot. Under PTA then they are arrested. This is worse than what happened to Nirnalarupan. Rapist Army grew bolder by Myanmar incidence. February 4th, the Black-day for Tamils, is going to be a bloody day again. We need the Peacekeepers before Feb 4th.

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      Mallaiyuran,
      Rapist Army went back to their country long time ago carrying about 1200 in body bags.
      Go and talk to low caste Tamils in Yapanaya who are being oppressed by high caste Vellala Demalu to find out what they say about the Sri Lanka Army. They want Sinhala Army to stay because they feel safer.
      Why are you guys do not raise the issue of war crimes and human rights violations committed by IPKF at UNHRC? Scared of the Big Boss isn’t it.

      • 1
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        EE,

        Do NOT say nonsense without knowing facts. You show your stupidity. What he says is 100% correct. Horrible sexual violence is committed against Tamil women in the north by the occupying army. No one in the north wants the Sinhala army. They can donate this and that to cover up their rapes but Tamil people’s dignity is far more important than goodies. Just get out of the north and they will get out of the south!

  • 7
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    This is going to be the first round. That’s to get rid of opponents on the other side. Then within his own party. Then the family(Just wait and See).
    Finally filling the parliament with loyal members of the armed forces.
    Who cares about UN and other International bodies.
    China, Russia and North Korea will help us.
    Jayawewa Nandasena!!!

  • 4
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    I hope this “Development” that followed after the UNHRC Report would also be “VIEWED” in all seriousness along with what has happened in Myanmar (Burma). In Myanmar, the “Army” take over is now being interpreted in some quarters as being in keeping with the “Constitution” of the country. Don’t you see a “SIMILARITY” in this “Presidential Action” by Gotabaya Nandasena Rajapakse too. (1) A Presidential Commission was appointed to examine “Political Victimization” from Jan.2015 to Aug. 2019. Now those “recommendations” have to be looked into by another “Commission”, mainly to “Recommend” ways and means of implementation of the other Commission. All those “STEPS” are as per the “Constitution”. So on the surface, isn’t there a “Similarity” between Myanmar and Sri Lanka? Yes. All actions are in keeping with the “Constitution”. Yet, then, “WHY” the world over voice against Myanmar is pouring in? It is not a matter of “Constitution”, but because of the “WAY” such “Constitutions” are “USED” and “ABUSED” to undermine Democracy and Human Rights. To understand it in a nutshell, please switch on to the link: youtube.com/watch?v=41VEO-mWEUw. In this you will hear Anura Kumara Dissanayake – MP who is named an “Accused” giving a brief account of this whole “DRAMA”. I hope UNHRC Chair would ADD this “EPISODE” to her “DOSSIER” on Sri Lanka.

    • 4
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      Simon,
      .
      Looking at these unexpected developments in our country, we have no doubt that incumbent leadership would never win the hearts and minds of any other nations other than China and few in African continent.
      .
      With all these being the ground reality, very same people stay as if they turned to be blind and deaf today ? . That is also public secret. What is behind their total ignorance ? Is that because of ” threat to their lives” or ” typical nature of our sinhalaya”.
      :
      In next few weeks, WIMAL Buruwanse’s conspiracy theories based on ” western invasion and TAMIL diaspora activities against our so called motherland” will be seen as regular showers on to the country., because that would be only way out in the maintenance of their voter base.

      Surprisingly, only a tiny portion of the population would notice it. Local media channels dont care little about growing problems of the people. All others would be busy with their total indifference nature.
      :
      Did you guys notice how incumbent unlernt president acts before rural youth today ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKXwQ7uTfXo
      .

  • 6
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    Constitution says there are three centers of power – Parliament, President and Judiciary, but Nandasena has added another the fourth one Presidential Commission.

    Nandasena will appoint one commission on top of another commission so that the legal decisions that cannot be legally obtained from the courts can be obtained from these commissions.

    Is it RULE OF LAW OR ROLE OF LAW?

  • 4
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    Wake up fellow countrymen, do you not see that this is the last lap for the Mad Hatter family in this country, well I very happily do.

  • 7
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    Further decent into madness. Where are the 69 lakh sackless extremist buddhist majority (yes including the few shameless individuals from the minorities) who voted for this rabid mongrel and his band of theiving murdering raping thugs. Have they gone and his their heads in the sand because of the destruction they have caused to the land that used to be a hopeful prosperous gem in the Indian Ocean ?? It is now a piece of land that has been split up into many parts given to various interest groups/country’s. Well deserved outcome for the 69 lakh scum.

  • 3
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    All the politicians in the list are traitors. They should be punished.

    In addition, all Tamils who promoted separatism by supporting LTTE Tamil terrorists should be punished for violating the Constitution. According to the Constitution the punishment is stripping Civil Rights and confiscating movable and immovable property.
    In the new Constitution harsher punishments should be introduced.

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      EE
      Yes, we should all put some gold in your mouth. Wow how intelligent u are. ???? I think u may been born in a test tube right.
      .
      Srilanka matha is being caught by Rape and high crimes today thanks to Rajapakses , why cant divine forces do the job in this regard? 😎😎😎😎😎

  • 8
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    This is biggest comic drama when you consider the Political Victimization Commission was headed by none other than a discredited person who should have been punished long time ago. What a farce.

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      MyView: Yes. He was punished by the Judicial Service Commission for finding him “GUILTY” on the inquiry into a complaint. The punishment was “Compulsory Retirement” from Legal Services. So he remains a “Disgraced District Judge”. How “FUNNY” such a “Disgraced Judge” to be appointed as the Chairman of a Commission and holding “Kekille Court” to decide on cases that are pending in our Judicial system. Isn’t the very person who appointed him to a Commission and its President more a “LUNATIC” than this “Clown”?

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    Whats new in Lanka guys??? Sircular in action. A “real low and odor” in a ” virtuous and lawful country”.

  • 3
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    Yet another step towards total militarisation. Exclusively designed military uniforms including medals to ‘reflect the high professional standards, personal appearance and esprit de corps that the Military represent’ will in future be worn by all retired personnel. This is supposed to depict the idea that being a ‘Soldier is a lifelong proposition, deeply respected and well-recognized in society’.

  • 4
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    With this in mind Lanka will celebrate its Independence tomorrow which they never got from family dynasty. JEYAWEWA.

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      Chiv
      Hilarious!!!! What else can we expect so long mai stream media would nt care little about feeding the public with facts and truths. 😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

  • 4
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    I watched just now the Independence day parade rehearsal on TV just now and was amused by the thought that the future will be with all of us gagged ( here masked symbolically) as all those on the screen just marched to “Orders” from the boss. Is this the future.

  • 6
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    If there is anyone who deserved to be called mad or insane , pardon me , it is us the citizens.
    If not mad or insane , atleast the truth is, we are all fully doped in one thing or other that we are not capable to think.

    What we must think is decided by our religious hierarchy and then various institutions , political , NGOs, religous institutions ,Schools,homes, by families, socallled friends, religous peers, business organizations ,workplace, financial insitutes and not forgetting your naigbourhood too, which ultimateltly succeeds in permentally acclimatizing the system among the entire society.

    So in reallity , we have willingly givenup our right of freewil, the right to determine what is just and unjust,very much like robots.

    when few realise and start thinking,then he or she becomes a great threat to the larger segement in agreement of the system that keeps the poor poor, the uneducated ignorant, the prejudised filled with hate, the educated intimidated.

    So the one who becomes aware and begins to think and shares his or her thoughts becomes the outcast.

  • 2
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    I am sick of political witch-hunt in Sri Lanka which takes place every time a new government is formed.
    I think the “mixed list” is to hoodwink people that the Presidential Witch-hunt Commission of Inquiry is impartial.
    I don’t understand the stupidity-sorry-justification of the Political Victimization Commission to recommend “victimization” as a punishment to political opponents and state officials.
    Including this Political Victimization Commission, all Presidential Commissions are POLITICAL BODIES chosen and financed by the President. That means, there is every chance that their recommendations will be discriminatory.
    I think, the two SC judges appointed to take action based on recommendations by the Victimization Commission are judges recently promoted by the President, who are indubitably obliged to please him.
    I wonder whether extra-judicial activities, recommendations and actions by Presidential Commissions are in par with our Constitution as they can directly impact the impartiality of the Judiciary and thereby violate the rights of individuals “listed for punishment”.

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      @Champa .
      my fellow Sri Lankan ,
      let go , do not become sick of it nor become intoxicated by it.
      Remember The Noble Buddha.
      Nothing is permanent.

      But we can do somethings noble as fellow Citizens on a common platform
      Keep our belief in religion , love to towards our race ,( loving ones race is obligatory and not racism , hating another race is racism) and political affliations as personal and no go zones.

      Critisize the government but with.constructive critisim, speak out your heart , be Candid but do not forget to be judicious in expressing yourself.

      lets spread understanding and mercy, let us help eachother in any small way.

      Let us never get involved in becoming ampires in the politicians field of their games , but remain spectators only.
      may peace be to you.

    • 1
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      Chimpi, don’t get your lungi in a knot. If you are sick, go to the hospital maybe Angoda might be the right choice for your illness.

  • 6
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    All our politicians have been rogues (except the JVP guys possibly, too extremist in the past to get any traction). They raise the ethnographies-religious smokescreen to hide their crimes. We have a collection of sundry crooks and criminals displacing another lot of rogues. This has been the history of our politics. There seems to be no way out of this cycle. Unless the good Sinhala Buddhist people can wake up from there stupor, we will go the same old way. The Sangha has an interest in keeping the people in their stupor as they need their Benz cars. So we muddle on. The wise among us migrate (not to China). Even the Rajapakses don’t send their kids to China. We are on a slide that will not be reversed.

  • 4
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    I dont mind if Mr G strips the civic rights of – Former Yahapalanaya – Kings (Of the Kakille brand) Srisena and Ranil.

  • 3
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    Mad King Nandasena or Mad Dog Nandasena?

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      “Mad Dog? Nobody calls me Mad Dog!” (Back To The Future)

  • 4
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    This is the new form White-van Administration. The vans no longer dispatched from Rapist Army camps or the drivers are no longer the paramilitaries and militarizes. The new form of the coolies is Law College certified & admitted into Board with experience in Courts. Yes the Vans are abandoned. The operations are carried out from the Benches of the sanctimonious Court podiums. This is why Ranjan, who is a critic of the double justice, Sinhala Jury Only courts, was the first Ram to sacrifice. But the white-Courts are worse than the White Vans. How can the lowest civilized clan, the Sinhala Buddhist Intellectuals, in the corner from South Asia can imitate the Western civilized people using Court system and Democracy? This very bad injustice Britain did for Tamils, that putting the Tamils and Rowdy Wijeya’s decedents, Sinhala Buddhists on the same yoke.

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    Cicero, Every cycle has a breakthrough point. If you can find it you can start a fresh and different cycle. It is found usually in health or education. We now have a pandemic and vaccines. Out of this will come a change. In the time of Mrs. B, the focus was on education. We stood in queues to get a few yards of white cloth for school uniforms. Then a crazy NCGE to replace O levels became break through back to A Level. The more weird the off path, the faster will be the come back of justice and righteousness, indicating there is a higher power ruling the world. I am not talking about conspiracies, deep state or another unifying world order. This is a real life experience that all will go through someday when it may be too late for karmic change. Let us be mindful of the eternal now in which we live.

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      I do hope that you are right David. Hindus and Buddhists believe in karma.Christians talk about the mills of God grinding exceedingly small. But, we do not see anything happening to the bad guys in Sri Lankan politics. They kill, maim and slaughter. They steal and plunder from the state coffers. Yet, nothing happens to them. The Hand of God remains stayed. The arc of justice has not turned. So it is very frustrating, David. Are the Rajapakse kattadiyas so strong?

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        Cicero, It is not that kattandiyas are strong but that when they reach their lowest depths, karmic justice is inevitable. Law of sowing and reaping is working. Though it looks as if they are successful, they are suffering guilt as they know they will be judged if they don’t grab power somehow and control the judgments. They want to destroy all opposition by removing civic rights, but the numbers targeted are too many, there will be many court cases for trying to dispute supreme court verdicts as contempt of court, even the highest taken to courts, and impeachment is a solution. The need is to find solutions to issues, but the struggle here is to eliminate political opposition. Power hunger is focused without justice.

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    The need of the hour is the strategy change in Tamil Parties’ approach to Geneva. All these time they opposed the International Inquiry. Now, other than TGTE, all Tamil parties submitted a unified request for investigation. Disappointingly, TGTE still sent a separate letter to OHCHR, insisting its meaningless Referendum. The chaos in that is, the British unit of TGTE contributed to the 250 organizations’ unified letter. But, Mother Organization of TGTE went with its unique statement. Earlier too, when Mother Organization sent a letter to Ex State Sec. Mike Pompeo on his visit to Lankawe, one of its member Nimal Vinayagamurthi attacked Pompeo here in CT. This referendum is nothing but the old TC leader GG’s 50:50. It is an attempt to force IC to ignore Tamils’ plight & creating an edge to Aanduwa.

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    The unified statement by Tamil Parties will, this time, enable the UNHRC to understand what the Tamils want, that is nothing anything a short cut, but a long, stable freedom and peace. Tamils are asking what they lost when Portuguese killed their king Chankilian. Now some Sinhala realists are starting to understand that they too did not get back what they lost on the death of Dom Juan or Wickramarajasingan, their sovereignty as they are the Buddhist Sinhala Society. Tamils should unify these realists, (not the chameleons like Thero de Silva) and take them to UNHRC to witness to the IC what went wrong when in 1948, the earlier British government gave freedom to Lankawe. This will help the UNHRC to be object oriented when it take up Lankawe’s matter this time. So, while the end of their action giving freedom to Tamils, the Buddhist Sinhalese also will get a government that truly care of Sinhalese, instead using their human nature to fill up the rulers’ bank tills in foreign countries.

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    Champa says he is disgusted over political witch hunt , I say relaxl is not so bad as you think , its political bollywood , in bollywood girl chase boy , boy chase girl and lot of dreams playing socks.
    In Political bollywood its a different twist , the government chases opposition and opposition crys foul,
    and dreams fo not play sock on them, but people go into hallucination , holding to ransom those who voted is the common song .
    The political culture must change and needs to come from the minorities by kicking some of their yakos( devils) on their backs & groom young and extremely progressive minded and none among , especially those heavily doped on extreme religous opium& no experts among those who cut concrete with Swords , omg did I offend a people who strongly believes he is thier one and only one, ever best? Thousand apolagies .no ofence meant .
    And darling my love Sri Lanka, so it goes , like the river flows surely to the sea , somethings are meant to be.
    This Political culture is meant to be ,until & unless the entire people agree to change it.
    for the moment lets dance to its tune.

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    while kicking the ( Unproductive Yakos( devils) on their backs) let us give those Yakos * ( devils its share that it derserves )

    Wonder how many are aware , it was
    Minister Wimal Weerawanse who pushed the law to prevent foreigners from buying properties in Sri Lanka with the same privelege of citizens.

    He also pushed the law to implement the sale of Apts to foreigners only above the 5th floor or from the 5th floor.

    He also brought in a very good proposal to charge a levy on luxary homes per sqft , if implimented it would have discouraged lot of people who are struggling today to up keep large houses with space they may have even never used .

    I am not sure if the law of foreigners buying properties in Sri Lanks was implimented during.his term with
    Madam Chandrika under JVP,
    but the luxaury tax never was implimented.

    Howwever I never agreed on his and JVP members proposal to charge a fees on water wells.

    The only way to save our funds , and most importantly our natural resources is to find ways to reduce extraction and over use of it ,when it can be reduced.

    No one thinks of keeping anything for the future generation , even at the cost of destroying the entire enviorment, only things that matter is everyone wants more than they need and every miner wants to make maximum money .

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    We have PCOI and now SPCOIs. Ay recommendation cum decision of an SPCOI to strip a person of his civic rights needs a parliamentary approval with a 2/3 majority. Now any keen observer would know that the 20th amendment was passed because some opposition members, a few in numbers, decided to vote with the government. Are people that sure that the performance could be repeated without limits? A million Dollar question. It has to be read in the context of infighting that takes place even within the government, best described as “freedom of speech”.

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