18 October, 2018

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Mahinda Throws SLFP Into Crisis By ‘Vote Pohottuwa’ Call

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is a Senior Advisor of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) appeared to have burned his boats with the party he has been a member of for more than four decades when he called people to vote for the Joint People’s Front.

Rajapaksa made this call when he spoke at the launch of the Joint People’s front election campaign at the Sugathadasa Stadium today at a meeting attended by approximately 8000 candidates contesting under the ‘Pohottuwa (bud)’ symbol.

Rajapaksa, in an hour long speech, detailed the reasons why the people should support the Pohottuwa, elaborated on the kinds of challenges that candidates are likely to face in the run up to the elections.

This is the first occasion that Rajapaksa has publicly called upon the people to support the Pohottuwa, the symbol of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). The SLPP, which includes most of the parliamentarians in the ‘Joint Opposition,’ will be contesting the local government election which will see the party going against the SLFP, United National Party (UNP), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and other registered political parties and independent groups.

The SLFP leadership has on many occasions vowed to take disciplinary action against members who go against party decisions, notably in May when the Joint Opposition held a separate May Day rally with the participation of several SLFP MPs including Rajapaksa.

This move by Rajapaksa, which directly calls upon voters to support a political party other than the SLFP, forces the hand of President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the leader of that party.

The SLFP, which is virtually split into the Sirisena and Rajapaksa camps, managed to secure a significant number of seats in Parliament in August 2015 because the two factions came together at the time.

Rajapaksa, an SLFP MP representing the Kurunegala District, is still popular among the rank and file of the party as evidenced by the unprecedented crowds that attended the JO’s May Day rally.

Whether or not Sirisena will move to sack Rajapaksa from the party and in such an event whether it is the SLFP or the SLPP that loses most remains to be seen.

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    an appropriate party symbol “bud”
    The party will remain a bud…..never flourish
    reminds the voters that it should be “nip the evil in the bud”
    My3 and Ranil should exploit on this …..

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      It is high time to speed up all the investigations heaping up in the AGs office.

      That can then open the stupid heads of the masses.

      Alone the fact that former President and his family killed THadjudeen and misled lankens that ways, would be more than enough to attack Rajapakshe power greedy man

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          Percy dated pathetic

          Brilliant
          Keep up your good work.

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          :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
          .
          “I am the King of Rascals
          But Gamarala choked them all off
          Plastic smiles lifeless souls
          I show power to lesser mortals”
          .
          “This is my Kingdom, did I lose
          I don’t think so, look at my pedestal
          I was brought back by “Four Idiots”???
          That’s nuts man, go fly a kite”
          .
          “I put a mask in Twenty Fifteen
          Down to earth is real pain
          Thank you Basil, I feel like a King
          You sold my Kingdom, no big deal”
          .
          “I don’t need “Four Idiots” anymore
          The stage is mine, they go to hell
          The deal master is back in town
          I only hail my family, you stupid”
          .
          “Without power, man I am lost
          False power gives me life
          Panchayuda bugger, he knows nothing
          Me, my ego, the greed plays on”
          .
          “What, I am down the path of “Parihani”???
          Crazy man, this is my glory
          Don’t be jealous, I feel good
          Selective amnesia? What do you mean?”
          .
          Thank you Maha Rajano, you are great
          You brought me back to my senses real
          Listen to me guys, if you are in doubt
          Vote for President’s Team, make no mistake
          .
          Love you Wimal, no matter what
          Mahinda has forgotten, the nation hasn’t
          You lighted a candle in front of a mirror
          The mirror only reflects the light of the candle!

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            Chumpos Enlightenment in the Jung Ho Newyear.
            Happy Newyear champika, Take the Mask and Vote for THE IMBECILE IDIOTS OF SRILANKA!!!

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            Love you wimal – my gosh, then you would love any idiots of that nature

            Champawathi, what do you love his most ?

            He was one another customer for you right ?

            Please dont disgrace to the oldest profession Champawathie.

            Enough is enough. Let WIMALA be rotten in the hell.

            The day WIMAL is hung on OPEN display and destroy his reign is on the door step of him. NFF alone isolates the bugger.
            what goes around comes around….. jaya niyathayi. Ballige puthas ends should be sealed off relieving us for ever.

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      It is all, that FCID or any other investigations were not effective.

      The mountains of evidence collected by them should have been enough to cornere Rajapkashes, but current president did not allow them to work the way it started immediately after vicious men were chased away.

      MY3 SHOULD HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE NATION; AS TO WHY HE LET PAL HORA TO SET FREE DUIRNG THE LAST years.

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        “Mahinda throws SLFP into crisis….”

        Serves the SLFP right. Some powerful men in powerful positions held back the reins.

        Now let the SLFP stew in its own sauce. They have yet again under-estimated Mahinda’s capacity for cunning, and the stupidity of the people of this country.

        THis country fully deserves what, and whom it gets.

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      TNA should have contested CMC with ACMC, SLMC and Ganesa support. Otherwise cow beef stall owners will continue to rule over Siva devotees.

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      Mahinda Rajapakashe s criminal energies are not yet clear to even his family. iF HE loves the nation, he should see it in a broader picture.
      How can people in nothern areas ever trust the bugger.
      Now even if some had thought, him to be normal would start thinking the bugger is born racists.
      ALL IS JUST BECAUSE HE WANTS HIS POWER TO BE PASSED TO HIS RASCAL SONS.

      This man is brutal and higher criminal, that IC focus on him … now.

      I am no more against if Hague would call him for investigations.

      Where on the earth after being defeated, make efforts to come back.

      Barak Obama is popular not ONLY in THE STATES But also in Europe – no second to a popstar..
      But he has just chosen the normal way after his two terms.

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        D S
        Continue to be desperate.
        S L people like to play games with politics; it is fun. Get used to it.

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      Yalith rata kamu, LET S LOOT THE COUNTRY would fit most.

      This man should be forced to undestand the way he had been upto was the most dangerous to th this nation and IC.

      Why media was unable to do the jobon behalf of island people is the million dollar question .

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      You willbe surprised, the bud will bloom and the elephant will have to do a
      Bolt with the tail between the the legs with bond scam rogues Ranil and Ravi on board.

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      You willbe surprised, the bud will bloom and the elephant will have to do a
      Bolt with the tail between the the legs with bond scam rogues Ranil and Ravi on board.
      No way I have not commented before on this.

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      SLFP and UNP is the same party. The country needs in opposition to remain as a democracy.

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    Now let see whether My3 got the sword in his hand where he can use it or he is seated on it, stuck and looking for someone to pull it out for him.

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      Ha…ha ..good one!

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      He is seated on it, with the sword pointing up!

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    Rajash: “My3 and Ranil should exploit on this….” You are dreaming. Haven’t you realized that My3; RW & MR make the same “FART” and produce the same stinky “SHIT” but camped in different sites to hoodwink the masses? That is the name of this “GAME” played by the “THREE” – My3/RW/ & MR.

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      Douglas….’couldn’t agree with you more….I was in Colombo in Xmas vacation ….the country is smelling with Chinese stir fry started by Mara now Ranil and My3 adding the sauces

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      Your langauge is so vulgar but I can understand your anger.

      I think Rajapakshes should face the fate of Ranasinghe Premadasa. That si the only solution to lanken problem.
      He is the catalyst for extremism and nationalism in the country. For him minorities are no value.
      Notherners and muslims must start hate him.
      Then the bugger would work with abusive buddhist monks to send the message across that the common thoughts of people would reflect by the hate speeches of those raical sangayas.

      I believe, this country has no future so long extremists control this country.

      MEDIA MEN SHOULD FINALLY SEE IT RIGHT:

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    In a democracy political leaders are a reflection of peoples values.

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      But inour place, facts and figures have been kept away from the people by local media men –
      This govt came into being but they had no control over media.
      That was the case with former regime – they killed and harmed the innocient to an ascending manner, but reported as if they did nothing

      Goebel theory was being practised by Gotabaya for his brother s govt.

      Rathupaswala – killed innocient people
      Fact finding mission – UNP young politicians were attacked by hiring goons of Rajapakshe

      Journalists were attacked
      Some were killed but sent the message across as if they know nothing
      Gota led barbaric BBS did all harm to Muslims.

      But none of above were done by My3 and RW,

      People are still after Rajakashes – MIRACLE OF ASIA:

      to me, I wish Rajapakshes to be exploded to the very same ,manner Premadasa faced it. I have no patience anymore.

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      Mahinda Rajapakse never be a patriot to his party, to his nation, to his friends. He always an opportunistic never honoured to any promises he made in his life and finally he betrayed that the political party gave him Minister, Prime minister and President for nearly a decade. If there is an opportunity arise to become President again by even surrendering our souverinity to any monster or any any brutal invader he will not hesitate to that. Power! Power! Power! this is what he wants!

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        @ Ajith, I too detest Rajapaksha’s level of corruption, nepotism and rule by one extended family, but in fairness he never betrayed the sovereignity of the country to any brutal or buttering up” invaders. On the contrary I recall Jayawardana’s handing over one third of the country and the nation’s foreign policy to Indians and RAW, under Dixit’s dukedom; Ranil’s conspiracy with Norwegians during his previous premiership and now with the US, and of course Premadasa’s betrayal of Sinhala people and the national armed forces by supplying arms to Prabhakaran, which terrorists eventually used against our defence forces andf innocent civilians.

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          thrishu,
          You completely assume that only Sinhalese are the citizens of Sri Lanka and other ethnicities are not Srilankans. It is good that you agree the level of corruption under Mahinda Rajapkse rule. Corruption of national wealth misusing the power is a betrayal to the country and its soverignity. JRJ did not hand over one third of the country to Indians but saved the country from dividing into two nations. Premadasa did not give arms to LTTE to fight against Srilankan military he gave arms to fight against Indian army. If that would have not happen still you will be under Indian army. Premadasa and Pirabharan are the two heros saved the nation, not your Srilankan army. Rajapakse supported JVP terrorism and he went to UN in support of JVP, not in support of Srilankan army. He almost handed over the country to China but it is the Ranil, Chandrika, Mithiri and Sampanthan who saved the country from Rajapakse betrayal.

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            LOL

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          thrishu

          “but in fairness he never betrayed the sovereignity of the country to any brutal or buttering up” invaders.”

          What was he doing in Geneva 1988 or 1989?

          Who did pay the large some which was used to bribe VP?

          Don’t be silly, when did you discover sovereignty? This island never had sovereignty and never will when you have racists, bigots, war criminals, crooks, …………………… idiots in power and vote banks comprising stupid Sinhala/Buddhist fascists like you.

          Just be frank you love the siblings simply because they managed to kill Tamils in large numbers and Muslims and destroy their livelihood. Otherwise it would have taken several riots and many years to cause such a level of devastation.

          Quite frankly you are the enemy of this country.

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            Very right Native.

            But most would not even see the truths by their eyes.

            That is the problem. Rajapakshes have done all harm to this nation, but painted as good.
            Punnaku eating folks are the majority, so it was no difficult any idiots to mislead lanken nation.
            iF Ballige putha rajapakshe got elected by last election, he would have led the country

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          On the contrary is was Premadasa who got fascistic LTTE mafia boss Prabakaran to fight the IPKF on behalf of the Sinhalese.
          The SB’s should be ever grateful to Premadasa for his brilliant Machiavellian strategy.
          MaRa improved on that by bribing Prabakaran with a colossal sum of money to pevevent Tamils from exercising their right to vote at the 2005 Presidential elections and became President.
          He then wisely got his brother Gota to get rid of Prabakaran and the LTTE in one stroke by getting over 140,000 innocent Tamils held by Prabakaran as hostage also massacred to diminish the Tamil population.
          The rest is history. Who cares or bothers about Tamils now? They have no clout.
          They are at the mercy of the Sinhalese and Muslims now. Their reliance on the barren politics of their leaders from 1956 who led the up the garden path have made Tamils to end up in a political cul-de-sac.
          What a tragedy ?

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            Uthungan

            The Sinhala/Buddhists should be eternally grateful to VP for getting rid of IPKF and LTTE and electing Dr Mahinda (LLD) twice.
            It was his genius that achieved all of it.
            As he promised he sacrificed himself to the Tamil cause.

            I am still wondering what the cause was or is according to VP’s world view.

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      Dan
      Peoples ‘values’ can be easily manipulated.
      Trump is doing that! Erdogan is doing that in Turkey. Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar and so on.

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        Voters for Trump were never manipulated. People who agreed with Trumps values voted for him. The voters were well aware of his views on
        Sexual harassment
        White supremacy
        Anti immigration etc.
        People still voted him. There was no manipulation.

        It is the same in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately a lot of Sri Lankans don’t care about their motherland. They only want rogues to be elected so that they also can be indirectly financially benefited. They don’t care a damn about honesty or integrity. This is the sad truth about people voting to elect corrupt politicians.

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      Finally someone gets it. Folks are all too soon to blame the politicians, instead they should stand in front of the mirror first, and then they may realize what is wrong with the country!

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        wannihami

        “and then they may realize what is wrong with the country!”

        And then vote for the most corrupt yet popular crooks., war criminals even better.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse does not know that there are Green Lotus flowers in the world. Please visit the following link: https://cdn.shopclues.com/images/thumbnails/23917/320/320/lotusgreen1439654004.jpg

    This shows how ignorant he is. He also stated USA has cut concessionary tax rates from SL, its not only for SL but for all the countries the concessionary tax rates have been removed by Trump Govt.

    For a liar like this should the people vote again?

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    Sorry for them …people dislodged them so they should go home with respect

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    MR was absolutely spot on when he assessed that the structure he built with corruption bricks, will stay in tact. He was wrong as to the White-Van transport service.
    MR has not said anything about the second-freighter, bond scam etc. clearly leaving these to be sorted out by the ‘known devil and the unknown devil’.
    We, the Lankan silent majority must realise that the final round of the bout is between SLFP and SLFP. The language/religion-divide was (and still is) a smoke screen. The JO is only a towel.

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      [edited out] knewthat clay eating stupid folks (the majority) would never open their eyes.

      So, he thought it is high time to strenghthen the hands of Hiru AND Derana the most abusive media mafia organization for their publicity. why the kind of power greediness ?

      Even if some folks were against, Gobbels theory functioned in developed Europe.

      So very same or the like can easily be taken ground in a world almsot every 2nd is highly corrupted or abusive minded.

      That is what happened to srilankens.
      These men should be jailed for ever then only people can ever think of a better future.

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    Knowing the political somersaults our leaders are capable of performing; I would not be surprised if the Bud starts to Blossom in this coming election. A spineless set of people, who keep fooling the citizens until their last breath!!

    Not a single case has seen the Judgement day yet. And this set of rulers will end their term in another two years. And hopefully, carry on the atrocious performance for another term as well.

    Long live the creepy politics of Sri Lanka.

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      No need to do much people are born stupid,

      They dont care about anything but support looters or rapists or murdereous.

      Majority of the country are proxy corruption than the other way around.

      So, politicians of bud or th e like are their mirror image

      Bsata

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    This surely can be no surprise. Now the question is what will My3 do?

    And what will the country do about it? I have no idea.

    What about me? I will still do everything I can to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa. It will be a shame if people sit on the sidelines to “watch the fun”.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa does have support, but not mine. Why? Because he has for many years, and will for years to come, exploit Sinhala Racist sentiments. Yes, I am as full-blooded a Sinhalese as there can be – so far as I know. However, it is common sense to know that our genes are essentially from South India, and we should not be having all these differences with our Tamil and Muslim brethren.

    Let the politicians play their cynical politics – I will not. If Mahinda ever returns to power, I know that he and Gota will hunt down the writer of this using IP addresses and what not, and I will be white-vanned.

    For the record, may it be stated that my Grand-mother, Charlote Wikremanayake, had a brother, Vincent Stuart Wikremanayake. He represented Hambantota East in the State Council. His clerk was Don Mathew Rajapaksa. How did D.M. Rajapaksa replace V.S. de S. Wikremanayake? There was treachery, but so long ago that there are two or three versions that I have heard. I’m trying to find out which is the most accurate. Not easy after about 85 years, and I live far from the Southern Province, but very much in Sri Lanka, and doing what I can to keep the country united.

    Those who make wry comments help the crooks. If My3 is disappointing, then vote for the JVP! Never for these racist thugs.

    I hope nobody detects ambiguity in my statement.

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      This historical note reminds me of an investigative report made in a
      Canadian website, after the writers visit to Hambantota`, when he
      came across a story of how Percy Mahendra murdered his first wife
      and the Police file was “lost” via an A.S.P. on the mere telephone call
      from Ranil………. Hope someone resident in Hambantota vouches
      for this or denies it totally.

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        Dear Punchnilame,

        I guess that my comment is the one that you refer to as the “historical note”, and I have googled just now, and yes, there are more than enough references to Vincent Stuart Wikramamnayake of “Stuart House”, Tangalle, his grandson, Dr Sarath Senevirathne, cricketer, whom I know many ways etc., but I have a distaste myself for this sort of genealogy talk. One son of Vincent S., Earle, was indeed murdered, but I have no idea by whom. Speculation should not take off from here.

        Again, I don’t personally know of Mahendra Percy’s first wife. But why does he have two quite different names? It is confusing!


        Not being able to post links on CT is another problem.

        Rumours of murders etc, but I don’t want to be irresponsible, and where does all this end.

        That Mahinda R., young Member of Parliament, got in to Law College without sitting the entrance exam is a well documented fact. He was the only person who benefitted by that bit of good legislation or whatever by Felix Dias B to get legislators qualified is well-known.

        But very rarely discussed; we feared even to talk of such things. thanks for the confirmation, but let’s do our checking before saying too much.

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        punchinilame

        I too heard about the murder and Ranil helping him get away scotfree from the long arm of the law. At the time I dismissed it as rumour.

        Ranil and Dr Mahinda complement each other, help each other, … scratch each others back. …..

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      Sinhala_man
      Your slip begins to show now embarrassingly. You may be an old hand in self promotion ..
      But CT is only for Patriots and Racists who thrash each other which is called media democracy .
      So please stop your own PROPAGANDA on CT for the promotion of your Political Party.
      We have seen their own self motivated policies of destruction of minorities during their inception good few years ago. How the chameleon changes colour?? Sure of course to suit the temperature or the environment that’s all you are.
      It’s more of an embarrassment showing your Petticoat S_Man

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        Thanks, Analyst.

        It’s useful to see how what one says goes down.

        You and I have both been making many comments on this site. So, we have some vague notion of what each stands for. I think it must be obvious, even to you, that I’m no politician, nor a guy who knows all. What political party I will vote for, I haven’t yet decided. It would be interesting to hear what you think, but I think it inevitable that you will now dismiss me from your thoughts!

        I’ve now listened to what My3 has had to say. THAT has inevitably got to be seen as propaganda. We have each got to think this out. I’ve just begun looking at what I remember that I had said.

        At the end of all this period, when we go about our day to day work, let’s hope we have some good coming out of all this bitter politicking – of which I’m NOT a part. Merely a voter. It sounds as though you think me a little more than that.

        Still, don’t you think it is better to be saying SOMETHING, and hoping it is understood.

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          Sinhala_Man

          Media freedom is God’s gift given by the present government ( not promoting ) in which we as Patriots for the love of the country and for the future generation we need to expose and criticise ALL the main and mini parties and their candidates. They all have faults .
          We put them on the pedestal and give our votes for reasons I have mentioned above as a good Patriot.
          All nationalities need to live in this wretched land whether we love each other or not.
          ( Opportunists leaves and returns to homeland to roost)

          We have got the opportunity to Expose and discard powerful men for example like Rajabala& Co. Karu the best Finance minister ? , the powerful Buddhasasana Minister and so on.
          We did it !!!
          That’s the connection between you S_ Man and myself .

          We love this land of ours too much to do well of course MINUS THESE CORRUPTED POLITICIANS AND THE CORRUPTED RACIST MAHASANHA.( Not all but Few are certainly there insists on inflaming Racism )
          Lord Buddha never preached on this kind of Buddhism. Never burn other Religions!!
          It’s a sin . If one does not like ones religion do not burn the worshippers and their sacred temples.
          This is where the yellow robes gets their Racists name.
          There’s always a leader and a body to control and promote Righteousness!!!
          Whether it’s to do with a government , religion , education, industry ect, ect.

          Let be this a turning point in SL history.
          Sorry ! I may have uttered too much for your question , but I agree with you on one , that we need to see this country to be a better place to live for all.

          Happy Newyear to you and your extended family of past !! and present of Sinhala_man.

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            Analyset,
            I dont think Media freedom given by current govt would fit to lanken society.
            I am telling you why-most of pvt TV senders and printed media work for the agendas aiming their commercial gains.
            Like for example, SLTV loudly criticise about the spread of SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS, sorcery tricks and astrology but paradoxally, nothing seems to be taken by responsible authorities in controlling it .
            There is a large number of pot holes in lanken law and order systems, however, for some reasons, implementation of new laws or reforms and provisions to prevailing ones remained unamended.
            EU and other developed countries amend their laws almost every day. I know in Germany and switzerland, they bring new laws or reforms on and on if they find the necessity is essential.
            We in SL, stay just talking and arguing only, but nothing or not much seems to be doing regarding resolution of the problems.

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    President should do ‘Harakiri’ using the sword because by dissolving the Parliament without allowing the COPE report to be presented he became an accomplice to the Bond Scams that followed. If he allowed the COPE report to be presented and took action against the culprits, the bond scammers would not have gone for the second and third rounds. That would have saved billions of Rupees. As the Executive President he is supposed to take action but he did not take action at the right time because he wanted to save the UNP Bond Scammers who helped him to become the President. Now he cannot put the blame on others and hide.

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    The Central Committee of SLFP has passed the responsibility of taking disciplinary action against members who violated the constitution of the party. I am wondering whether the President will be bold enough to take disciplinary action against himself because he violated the constitution of SLFP on several occasion. First, he contested against the Presidential candidate of SLFP while he was still a member of SLFP. He sacked the Secretary of the Party without consulting the Central Committee. During the election in 2015, he made several statements detrimental to the election campaign of SLFP. If he did not made those statements, probably SLFP would have done better. Although President Sirisena blame former President for splitting the party, actually it was President Sirisena who took the leading role in splitting SLFP. People will take disciplinary action against the President at the Local Government election.

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    Recently CT has specialised in creating controversial Headlines. This is also one within those good ones. “Mahinda Throws SLFP Into Crisis By ‘Vote Pohottuwa’ Call.

    Old King was planning stay inside the SLFP and work like a Tapeworm. But New Royals got the election commissioner’s support to estop SLPP using Old King’s posters. So now he is taking this direction.

    Old King can turn out to be wounded lion. He is not clear of his future. He would not mind to destroy anything he comes across to have him freed from all obstacles. He doesn’t have a party. He is not able to leave SLFP, without a party on hand. So, all what he can do is destroying the SLFP. If Chandrika was success in ousting him out in 2015, SLFP would have been saved. (I don’t if there is any point in saving SLFP, but what I think is that is how it could have been easily saved). New King is just a cunning crook only, but lacks Ranil like serious perceptiveness in strategy. So now he opened up a chance for Old King to allure SLFP in crisis. Crisis is the most appropriate word to use in the heading. It is an induced; SLFP leaders, Other than Chandrika, avoided avoiding it; rather invited it willfully, by refusing to take any action against him.

    Entire Lankawe wanted to defeat him flushing him out through the drainage system. But the leaders of New Royals like New King and Ranil, with whom the people left the authority and responsibility to do job colluded with the enemy; saved him and re-energized him by protecting from people’s anger. They say in Tamil “Veliye Payirai Meyuthu”(It is the fence which is eating crops).

    New King was conditioning to swing his sword. But the Old King has SLPP-ED with the hand, which New had left with him, on New King’s face.

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    Maithri has no option but to sack Mahinda Rajapakse, when he called Rajapakse a mass murderer and a thief and championed the cause to try him and put him in jail as his election pledge and he won on that pledge.

    How can he now call him back to party and that amounts to betraying the people who voted him to power on the promise he made to the people.

    Actually Maithripala Sirisena has two options either he sacks Rajapakse and try him for all allegations he made; else he sacks himself from party as a man who caused harm, and mental agony for an innocent person Mahinda Rajapakse and telling blatant lies to the people for his selfish motives to capture power.

    Actually I think it is the second option that is more appropriate for this humbug and backboneless idiot.

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    Aio Sirisena, all lost. This is going to happen when one go back on his words. You said you are one term President, and Executive President should be abolished when you took your oath but now set your sight on the second term. With this election your dream all going to be lost got for good. The opposition votes get divided in all directions but the UNP block votes stay put, and they would get the most number of local councils. So Sirisena hit the shit bucket when he became the leader of SLFP instead of being neutral as a common candidate as told by great the Rv. Sobitha.

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    He has already shown the Tamil speaking people to not matter. Look at the poster the wording in Tamil is very small and hardly be read. Just an afterthought

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      Piglet,
      It is not agreeing with English or Sinhalese, but yet the Tamil person cannot be the original drafter, but only a coolie translator.
      It is grammatically inconsistent, incomplete, it was started in a way it cannot be completed in one line length. Yes, no spelling mistake this time! Amezing!

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    This is what is called RETRIBUTION. What goes around comes around.
    CAKE WALK for UNP.

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      Cake walk for UNP?? Desmond you will be sleep walking after the election results are announced. You may never wake from that.

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        Percy the dated and pathetic

        “Desmond you will be sleep walking after the election results are announced.”

        Are you the Presidential Astrologer Sumanadasa Tilak Abeygunawardena? If you are, do you think you will get your job back? Wish you many many false prediction over the next few years.

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      Desmond F
      You mean walk in the park for UNP ??
      To bee seen .

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    Srilankan vote base now divided as mahinda and anti mahinda . Just see an analysis mahinda got 5.8 million votes in 2015 election and anti mahinda camp got 6.2 million votes. This 6.2 million votes contains a vote of 600,000 of jvp, 600,000 votes of TNA , 500,000 of Muslim congress votes. Apart from this vote base if we consider JHU and badudeen and digambaram(solid 300,000 votes) and small faction of maithree palas vote combination brought 600,000 votes.apart from this 900,000 floating votes wera cast to maithree in 2015 election. The total vote base that unp have in srilanka is closer 2.8 million or 2.9 million. This unp vote base is 3 million less than mahindas vote base. If unp peramuna coming with muslim congress and digambaram they can get 800,000 more votes.the floating vote the main part unp depend on is not sure will cast for unp this time with the utterly poor economic management By unp. But mahindas vote base of 5.8is far higher than unp that is the entire the vote base of mahinda. in last general election 1.1 million votes of mahinda didnot vote after the statement of maithree and sack of general secrataries.but still they got 95 seats. In srilanka mahinda calling for this 5.8 million voters of him to cast their votes to pohottuwa. This will most probably happened and this 5.8 million voters realy hates maitree. Can you find any one in that who voted for mahinda last tine and going to vote for slfp since their party is slfp .answer is no. In developed countries when we are saying some think with facts they will agree.but in srilanka even some educated people are still considering their views by heart not by brain this is the real situation of the local goverenment election.

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    All that remain in Sri Lanka today after the Yahapalanaya came to power is “Lies, Damn Lies, Squibs, Character Assasination and spewing venom by way of Technology, media.

    Sri Lankans & the country have been brought to its knees by the looting rulers and liars, fear mongers and speculative stories.
    Sinhala_Man, Sri Lankans are all Indians BUT with a different ethnicity OR may I say a Language.
    Thats what it is & the difference it makes.
    Sinhalese…..
    When it come to Tamils, SL Tamils are more polished and superior to the Indian Tamils.
    Even the Muslims tooooooooooooo………. our life styles differ.

    Unfortunately in the current times, Our Snakes eat Us the other snakes and the Polecats will eat us all………… This is what will happen.
    Why ? Our Leaders who came forward to save us by unsuspectingly lying to us have turned out to be OUR own Looters………….. With nicompoop leaders, its time for the Polecat.

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      Thonda

      “All that remain in Sri Lanka today after the Yahapalanaya came to power is “Lies, Damn Lies, Squibs, Character Assasination and spewing venom by way of Technology, media.”

      You should be happy as the business seems to be as usual as before.
      There is nothing to worry about imminent revolution. You can go about peacefully doing your normal business as usual, stealing, robbing, receiving under the desk payment, kick backs, …… irrespective of the colour of the ruling party.

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    I was in Colombo for the Christmas vacation. I could see the pohottuwa tower , another Mahnida white elephant…..is this new party another white elephant?

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    It is clear that Jarapassa is making the full use of the weaknesses of MS+RW combine. Whatever be the outcome of the result, it is not going to affect the composition of the Central Government. However, the public is going to see on record whether the popularity or the acceptability of the MS+RW is on the rise or the other way around. Any blow on that score is entirely because of their own folly. International community too is going to adjust their scorecards accordingly. My intelligent guess is that had the conduct of the government as a whole being better, resulting in better acceptance of it, then Jarapassa would have behaved like a lamb.

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      How come they have such big funds to hold big gatherings ? who finance Rajapakshe uneducated bunch ? I think sinhala diasphora.

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    So now it’s MR’s fault the SLFP is a head-less chicken ? Why has the author conveniently forgotten that it was Sirisena who betrayed his party and went and slept with the UNP and infact did everything possible to defeat the SLFP at the last General Elections?

    Or is the author suffering from Selective Amnesia?

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