27 January, 2023

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Mahindāgamanaya 3

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“We have not abandoned our people, neither will we do so.” ~ Mahinda Rajapaksa (Budget 2023, second reading debate)

The seminal event of the 2023 Budget cycle was not Budget 2023. The Budget was more good than bad, but too tepid overall to be an inflection point. The real stunner was the speech by Mahinda Rajapaksa during the second reading. To call it the first salvo of his Third Coming is no exaggeration. The morning after he lost the 2015 presidential election, Mr. Rajapaksa returned to Medamulana, clung to a window in his ancestral pile, and blamed traitors and conspirators for his electoral loss. “We must remember they got their majority vote from Eelam,” he told his supporters. Sinhala-Buddhists, the true owners of the Motherland, have lost power which can be regained only by bringing the Rajapaksas back to power. That anti-democratic and racist interpretation of the 2015 presidential election would form the basis of Rajapaksa political platform for the next five years, starting with the Mahinda Sulanga rally in Nugegoda and ending in Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s historic victory. 

Like that Count from Transylvania with nocturnal habits and strange appetites, the Rajapaksas won’t stay politically dead. And they can keep on returning so long as enough Sinhala-Buddhist voters wallow in minority phobia. 

Traitors and Conspirators form a key thesis of Rajapaksa theory of politics. “It has been revealed who was behind the crisis,” Mahinda Rajapaksa said during the Budget debate. “The people will come to know more information in the near future. These elements are not letting this country rise. Instead they attempt to ensure the country’s downfall… It was their puppets who put on a show recently. The economic collapse was an organised act. They caused the destruction of the economy. As evidenced by past incidents, these groups have acted in the same manner every time the country was making progress.”

The corollary of the Traitors and Conspirators thesis is that the Rajapaksas never have to own their crimes, errors, and stupidities. It’s always someone else’s fault. 

The debt crisis, and the resultant sovereign default, for instance, is the fault of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration. That government took “the largest debt in the shortest period,” claimed Mr. Rajapaksa, prancing about on his moral high-horse. 

The website factcheck.lk analysed the issue factually by comparing interest due to pre 2015 debt and  the increase in debt between 2015 to 2019. Accordingly, 117.6% of rupee debt and 59.3% of the dollar debt incurred under the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration was to service pre-2015 debt. So 89.8% of the total debt incurred by the ‘Good Governance’ administration was to pay the interest on the debt outstanding by 2015.

A few days before the 2019 presidential election, then finance minister Mangala Samaraweera asked candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa how he was going to make good the revenues that’ll be lost from his tax cuts. Mr. Rajapaksa didn’t bother to answer because most of the electorate didn’t bother with facts. So the Family slashed and burned the country’s tax base. In one year, tax revenue fell from 11.6% of GDP in 2019 to 8.1% of the GDP in 2020. The money lost to the nation was pocketed by business and professional classes. The ordinary masses who bear the brunt of indirect taxes got nothing. Though VAT was slashed from 15% to 8%, inflation increased in January and February, proving that the benefit of VAT reduction accrued not to poor people but to business owners. 

Having gutted national income, the Rajapaksas increased expenditure, burning the candle at both ends. President Gotabaya’s project of providing state employment to 50,000 unemployed graduates and 100,000 Samurdi recipients without OL was quintessential Rajapaksa economics. The military was involved in selecting candidates and training them. Today most of them waste their time and public money in various state institutions. In these already overstaffed entities, there’s no work for 150,000 new employees.

The SLPP’s Rise from the Ashes campaign had to be abandoned because enough Lankans still remember that the ashes are from the fires the Rajapaksas themselves lit and stoked. Meatier issues, more incendiary slogans are needed. Mr. Rajapaksa, in his budget debate speech, gave a hint about the way ahead. No selling of national assets, he proclaimed, not even loss-making ones. Selling national assets equals undermining national security equals betraying the nation. Rata, Jathiya, Agama, Ape Hamuduruwane, Rana Wiruwo, Janathava… Terrify the country into strangling itself with the Kurahan satakaya, again.

Factually-challenged Counts of Medamulana

In 2007 December, Mahinda Rajapaksa, with an entourage of 35, paid a private visit to the UK to watch the graduation of his second son from the Dartmouth Naval College. When the president demanded that not only he but his entourage be accommodated on the return Sri Lankan flight of his choice, the management said a polite no. It was the height of the holiday season. Acceding to the presidential request would have meant offloading 28 paid business class passengers. A furious president chartered a Mihin Lanka flight. Doubtless, like Basil Rajapaksa’s recent bill at the airport lounge, people paid the price. (Was Prof. GL Peiris, now reborn as anti-corruption crusader, a part of that entourage, one wonders).

Emirates-appointed Sri Lankan CEO, Peter Hill, would have thought he was making a sensible business decision. In fact, he was causing lèse majesté. When Mr. Hill’s work visa came up for renewal in January 2008, a petulant government said no, and demanded a greater say in the management of Sri Lankan. Emirates refused and opted not to renew its 10 year contract. (Incidentally Mr Hill returned in September 2022 to manage a local private airline).

Since the Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga government sold a 44% stake of Sri Lankan to Emirates for 70million dollars, the airline’s fortunes had revived. By 2007/8 its accumulated profit was 9.29billion rupees. In 2007 alone, it made a net profit of 5billion rupees. Then Sri Lankan fell back into the patriotic Sri Lankan hands of the Rajapaksas. In the first year itself, the airline made a loss of around 9billion rupees. By the end of 2021, the accumulated loss was 372billion rupees. 

Is Sri Lankan national asset or national liability?

In the year 2020-21, Sri Lankan loss was a staggering 45billion rupees. If that money had been spent on social welfare, the 56,000 children facing severe acute malnutrition and the 2.43million people who are on the verge of malnutrition (according to the WFP) could have been fed not just adequately but sumptuously. That then is the real choice. 

At a Himalayan 860billion rupees, the losses of SOEs in the first four months of 2022 is higher than their total loss in 2021. So, do we pump more money into a host of SOEs or do we help the wretched of Sri Lanka to survive? And when the Rajapaksas wage the patriotic battle to save the nation by saving Sri Lankan, where would the Opposition be? 

In his budget debate speech Mahinda Rajapaksa said, “There is no benefit to the people by merely presenting the budget or by inciting them.” That was a double swipe, at Ranil Wickremesinghe for just presenting the budget without giving relief to the people and at the opposition for inciting the people. 

Mr. Rajapaksa’s claim that Budget 2023 does not provide relief is as specious as his other claims. True, defence costs should have been pruned and were not. Yet, the money allocated to education and health exceeds money allocated to defence (including police), possibly for the first time in a long time. Total defence allocation is 539billion rupees while the total allocation for health and education is 554billion rupees. The allocation for social welfare is 852billion rupees amounting to 10.08% of the total budget. These are positive developments, despite the Budget’s pie-in-the-sky estimates and silly contradictions. 

That the Rajapaksas should ignore these positives is understandable. In their eyes, only they can be praised since We did the best work (Api thamai hondatama kale). Unfortunately instead of adopting a nuanced approach, the Opposition too has opted to be blind to these positives. Ranil Wickremesinghe should be criticised for trying to clamp down on constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful protest. But do his many political wrongs justify voting against the budget wholesale, relief measures and all?

Has the Opposition decided to oppose anything Ranil Wickremesinghe does, simply because he does it? How else can they accuse him of being right wing/reactionary and then slam him for embracing progressive taxation? It is one thing to question how the tax money would be spent, as the Supreme Court did, when it gave its nod to the Inland Revenue Amendment Bill, stating that “corruption and wastage of public finance must be addressed and violators dealt according to law irrespective of standing.” But it is another thing to scream that people are being taxed. People were always taxed indirectly, with the lower income groups bearing the brunt. The new tax policies tries to right that wrong, a little. 

As world slips into recession, the issue of fair taxation has assumed a global importance. The General Assembly recently mandated the UN to play a global tax leadership role. The IMF has come out in favour of Latin American nations’ adoption of progressive taxation. As Nigel Chalk, a top IMF official said, in backing Chile’s ambitious tax reforms (including a capital income tax), “A tax reform that generates more revenue, and puts more money in social systems, in supporting lower income families, supporting middle class, that’s definitely a more progressive system…” (Reuter – 2.11.22). It’s one thing to savagely criticise increasing Cess on paper (thus school books), quite another thing to oppose re-imposition PAYE taxes. If Ranil Wickremesinghe actually brings in a wealth tax, will the Opposition oppose that too? Where will this irrationality end? In an alliance led by the Rajapaksas to save the Motherland by saving the SOEs?

When the bough breaks

There was no danger of Budget 2023 being defeated. Had that happened, the parliament would have stood dissolved. And the SLPP is not ready to face elections, not yet. It is for that, and no other reason, did the Rajapaksa-led SLPP support the budget. 

The alliance between Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Rajapaksas is an opportune one, like most political deals. Both sides have something to gain from it. Each side is using the other. The Rajapaksas do not enjoy playing second fiddle to anyone and would cut the ground under Ranil Wickremesinghe as soon as they feel strong enough. Mr. Wickremesinghe would do the same to the Rajapaksas when he can. 

So once the use value diminishes, the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksa alliance will fall apart. That is a political inevitability. The only question is who cuts whose throat first.

The Rajapaksas are the greatest threat to Sri Lanka’s democratic health, economic sanity, and public well being. As was amply proven in the last two plus years, they are structurally blind when it comes to anything other than familial interests, in the narrowest possible sense. Just one example would suffice. Had the preferential vote contest between Nipuna Ranawaka and Dulles Alahapperuma (not to mention Kanchana Wijesekara) been better managed, the Rajapaksas could have ensured their nephew’s victory without antagonising two faithful acolytes who had served them well for decades. But such restraint is alien to them. Like Vellupillai Pirapaharan, extremist responses are in their political blood.

So the Rajapaksas in power or in a position of serious influence would retard the task of getting Sri Lanka out of this abyss of Rajapaksa creation. Currently, they have no control over economic policy even though they can win some concessions, like the appointment of state ministers. Even that influence will diminish when President Wickremesinghe becomes constitutionally able to dissolve the parliament at will.

Which is why the Rajapaksas will look for an issue that can set the country on fire. It could be the restructuring of the SOEs. It could be a wealth tax. Or a proposal to solve the ethnic problem, or even a prelude to such a solution, such as the full implementation of the 13th Amendment or returning military-occupied North Eastern lands their owners. If none of these happen, there will be the suffering of the masses which is not likely to abate for a while.

The Rajapaksas probably know that any attempt to dress as economic saviours will not carry conviction. But if the Motherland is in danger, if international conspiracies are afoot, if traitors are at work, then the patriotic banner can be unfurled. Mahindagamanaya 3 will not be different to Mahindagamanaya 1 or 2. The Family will divide everyone else, appeal to the worst in Sinhala-Buddhists, and encourage reactive extremism in minorities. 

The Rajapaksas are focused on regaining power. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa, and Anura Kumara Dissanayake are preoccupied with hurts and resentment, pique and chagrin. By the time they see the common danger, the Kurahan satakaya might be close to throttling the nation, again. 

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    The economic collapse was an organized act.

    To ease their conscious they are always blame others, because they don’t want to
    to be accountable of what they are doing. Several agriculture experts reduction in harvest is the Repercussions of banning chemical fertilizer imports in Sri Lanka with little planning has weighed heavily on the country’s farming industry.

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      Rajapakses are just using the incurable imbecile Ranil as a cat’s paw momentarily …….. to take cover.

      Once the idiot Ranil is through, the people will only remember the day to day living-expenses burden and the unbearable high taxes he heaped on the half-dead starving populace ……… and his undemocratic excesses.

      Ranil is a sucker for flattery – of others and his own self-flattery. …….. Churchill, Hitler …….Chaplin’s Great Dictator. Is there a limit to the man’s infantilism? To hell with Communism and the rest of the isms: infantilism is the only ism that’s in operation in Lanka.

      Now, the Rajapakses and the Pohottuwa crooks are lying low and leading Ranil up the creek ……. but when the economy has recovered a little, the Rajapakses will join with the others to put the whole blame on Ranil.

      Ranil is a man totally devoid of shame, self-worth, principals, ethics, learning, education, reading, upbringing, morals, class ………. Native, here’s your chance; go to town, feel free to add from your arsenal of vitriolic excesses

      Ranil has spent all his life trying to prove his manhood (or should it be manliness?) …… to no avail. ………. 2022, here we go again ……. once more

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        continued

        There was only on true hero Lanka ever had. Who sacrificed everything – including his entire family – for a cause he believed in. A man of few words who never peddled all the cartloads bullshit Mahinda and the rest of the deadbeat pols are peddling.

        A man who was limited to tactics/methods his experience/education/locale confined him to …….. nevertheless came pretty close to achieving his goal: liberation for his people – the way things are going now, perhaps liberation for all Lankans as well.

        Most of you won’t see him as a hero …… cause he doesn’t belong to your clan ……. or had changed his race/ethnicity to belong to your clan.


        Most of you of all sides/ethnicities/races/religions/beliefs cant transcend your blinkered narrow-mindedness ……….. that’s why EE is in haven enjoying libertine all-encompassing multiculturalism ……… while Native is over there standing in the gas queue for 5 days …….. waiting for Ranil, Mahinda, Sirisena …… one from his own ethnic-clan to deliver him gas. Although his own clan is screwing him left, right and centre, he won’t accept anything from anyone else. For him, it gotta be a “Sinhala-Buddhist” or nothing. He’ll gladly starve to death waiting for “Sinhala-Buddhist” deliverance. Oh! Joy!

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          continued


          The ever popular with the Jana, Dr Janapriya, after leading ye up the garden path and delivering ye to Gota ……. is now dancing the Baila whooping for joy …….. or is it the Foxtrot? Do upper-crust wannabe Lankan Uncle Toms dance the Baila? Oh! piffing old boy ….. what say you old chap Pannani Edeeeerisinhaeee (gotta pronounce it as if one can’t pronounce Sinhala)

          The world goes round and round ……… and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ………. is just another day

          Nothing learned.

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        Nimal, this is Silly Lanka / Rajapaksa / RW speciality. Last time Rajapaksas pulled the rug from under Ranil , leaving him without party. I wonder what if , this is power sharing / government / election fixing ?? The night MS won Ranil was seen with Rajapaksas, in his own words “assuring them a safe exit”, did they actually need one ? This time when Aragalaya were after, they again called Ranil in desperation for a safe exit. In deed Sajith was asked before Ranil, knowing well he could not muster the needed support. Also they did not hold out an olive branch as they did with Ranil.

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        nimal fernando

        “Ranil has spent all his life trying to prove his manhood (or should it be manliness?) ….”

        While you are exploring Ranil’s manhood or his manliness, a bunch of usual culprits (Weeping Weerasekera the Prince of Darkness, Dinesh, Channa Jeyasumana, ……. ) seems to suffer from p***s envy, ….

        They don’t like Ranil’s announcement in the parliament that he would like to deal with the question of devolving powers to the Provinces. They believe their size matters, don’t get me wrong, the size of parliamentary naysayers.

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      They eroded nothing but the South Asian mentality.

      What is the South Asian mentality?
      Regardless of the danger before us, they do not respect “easy facts and truths” but allow their minds to be guided by witchcraft, astrology and malicious and conspiracy theories.
      Victor Ivan right, our people are idiots. Known evidence is often rejected. Fake social perception misleads the vulnerable.

      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOYa4iWmU-0

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      Sensitive readers,

      https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#chat/dm/57EdXgAAAAE

      Dr. Safi’s daughter proved that Stupid Fake Prof. Jayasumana and MP Rathana thero must kneel before the law, and all Sri Lankans can equally prove that no matter who stands up, racists are inferior. If such an act was instigated by an academic of high rank in Europe, law and order would undoubtedly cut down his professorship.
      :
      In today’s context, authorities can teach you less. Make Dr. Safi the leader for peace and harmony in this nation.
      .
      The society was built against a Muslim family – that of Dr. Safi. And the whole family was thrown into the water, however, the young girl of the family survived.
      There is no age limit, even teenagers can succeed in it.

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    Nobody needs a rocket scientist what the “R” clan will do to win back the sinhala-buddhist votes as mentioned by the author of this article ” to solve the ethnic problem, or even a prelude to such a solution, such as the full implementation of the 13th Amendment or returning the military-occupied North Eastern lands to their owners”. This why exactly the fox Ranil Rajapakse is doing talking about reconciliation with the Tamil parties MPs who are so stupid not to understand the purpose of his reconciliation card. Sorry not that Tamil MPs don’t understand instead they pretend to do so to safeguard their interest in Colombo. Almost all the sinhala leaders, during the last 70 years, have used the racial card to win elections. So this reconciliation talk by the fox is not new. Now SJ will come out with amusing response to my comment.

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      I just glanced at your comment, Velu.
      “the Tamil parties MPs who are so stupid not to understand the purpose of his reconciliation card”.
      Why are you calling our MPs stupid? What could have they said?
      Let me understand. Thanks

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        Nathan

        “Why are you calling our MPs stupid?”

        Aren’t they?
        If you look at the history of this island since 1948 you would have come to appreciate how stupid both Tamil and Sinhala speaking voters have been.
        MP’s have been elected by these stupid voters.
        Therefore the MP’s too are stupid.

        Now let us focus on how best to educate the Sinhala/Tamil stupid voters.

        First of all what is the first lesson these stupid people should be taught?
        How to democratise the island and restore the democratic rights of all people.
        Perhaps people and their elected crooks need to learn what is democracy, how to attain it, how to protect the democratic rights of the people, ….

        Also how quickly we could cure their insane behaviour which seems to be fueled by parochial destructive nationalism.

        nimal fernando is sitting on the fence hence no point in expecting him to come out with answers or decisive position on these matters. He is too busy reminiscing his school days, his first date, infatuation of his class teacher, …

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          Native Vedda,
          You fill all the space without telling what they could have said.

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      He constantly nitpicks, minutely goes through Thamizh people’s comments on this forum to find fault and criticize and comes back with all sorts of amusing and silly responses, which are incorrect 99% of the time but deliberately does this to discourage the Thamizh from commenting. Notice hardly does that to the Chingkallams or to the fake Arab South Indian Thamizh-origin Sri Lankan Moors.

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        PK constantly nit picking is your speciality. When have you ever commented on the liberal Sinhala Buddhists?

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          Svenson

          “When have you ever commented on the liberal Sinhala Buddhists?”

          Sinhala Buddhists and Liberals don’t mix.

          Sinhala/Buddhism was Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala’s creation. He gave a new racist identity for his people. It has nothing to with Liberal Sinhalese nor Buddhists. Most racists identify themselves as Sinhala/Buddhist and believe this island belongs to Sinhala/Buddhists and Sinhala/Buddhists only.

          The Sinhala/Budhhists (Gota, Weeping Weerasekera, ….. and 6.9 Millions) bought and drank themselves into oblivion.

          Please don’t tell us as if Sinhala/Buddhists are liberals.
          I know many Buddhists who are Liberals
          I also know many Sinhalese who are practicing Liberals.
          I know many Sinhala/Buddhists who are practicing Illiberal.

          I am sure you are a Sinhala/Buddhist and proud about it.
          Go find a few non Sinhala/Buddhists and kick them around or join the police or armed forces you will continue enjoy lifelong impunity.

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          Liberal! Hardly and very few. Definitely not you

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        Who is He?
        God almighty?
        What can one do when there is an abundance of nit in some posts that beg to be picked. One does what one can to help out the silly racist folk who cannot understand anything sensible.

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          Hell0 SJ Thaatha ? How is life? Please enjoy this Telugu wedding song. Will make you happy.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ozmyl1ZEyY

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          “Who is He?
          God almighty?”

          Mao.

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      “Now SJ will come out with amusing response to my comment.”
      Is it a hope or a fear?
      I had no plans, and Nathan beat me to it any way.
      Scold him to your heart’s content!.

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    So, appe anduwa hurtles down a slippery hill!

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    Harmuthruos wanted a Hitler to rule Sri Lanka, and they got a paper Hitler who ran away from the country through a secret door.

    Now they welcome a Hitler who came through the back door, who was rejected by the people.

    It’s real thamasha going on in Sri Lankan governance, and it is aptly called ape aanduwa!

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      Yes was a very good example of a Runaway Veeran. Like most Chingkallams. Runaway from the war to the USA and then returned when the going was good and the Chingkallams were getting lots of support, especially from traitorous Hindia, that betrayed the Eezham Thamizh and their just cause and the west to finish off the Thamizh. Then became a local hero and Hitler again became a Run a Veeran when the going became bad, running to various countries begging for asylum, which was correctly refused and returned as he had no other choice. What an irony. They committed war crimes and structural genocide on the island’s indigenous Thamizh forcing them to flee in their hundreds of thousands to seek asylum in the west, the Chingkallams and Thulukkans were rejoicing and poking fun of them here there and everywhere and now the same fate has largely befallen on them, due to their nasty opportunistic racist and religious extremist attitudes based on myths about Aryan and Arab origin and a largely fairy tale book, now they are also running away but unlike the Thamizh hardly anyone wants them unless you are a qualified professional.

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        ‘Yes he was a very good example of a runaway veeran. Like most Chinkalams’
        .
        You see what I mean? Shameless Tamil racist comments. Besides the most well known runaway veeran was the vvt smuggler Prabhakaran.

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          Are you also another Run a Verran with a fake Viking name? Does the comment hurt?

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            Piglet,

            These Runaway Veerakuddies, aka Rapist Army, are beating up northern youngsters, women, children, elderly…. during day and night, relentlessly. This is a new round up technique of the PTA President, Evil Emperor to force TNA into all what he calls reconciliation. This is why for a long time we have been asking the UN to send the UN Peacekeepers to protect Tamils from the Rapist Army. 75 years have passed. Why is this being too hard for the UN to deal with? We spent 30 years on SJV’s Ahimsa, 30 years on the freedom war and now on begging the UN, years UNHRC & world democracies’ Aapa Diplomacy. They are saying Tamils were also killed. Then why do they keep saying it? Why don’t they bring in an international investigation and put it behind for once and for all? At UNHRC, they are saying that we will not win if the resolution is transferred to the UN because of China and Russia. Are they featherbedding to Russia and China by making their job easy by not taking the resolution to UN SC? Is there a Secret Solution going in UN & UNHRC? What remains secret the that why Western countries are evading to take the resolution to UNSC? Anyway, what have we won at UNHRC for the last 15 years?

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            Is it because in opinion of some international countries’ diplomats that Tamils too killed Tamils? Is “Tamils Killed Tamils is a proper answer to evade IC inquiry or a talk to win debates? Are they saying that in the Langkang style, they are securing impunity to the Tamils who killed Tamils, by evading an International Investigation? In what way would the that “Tamils too kill Tamils,” delaying bringing an international investigation?

            Please the West and UN should stop Aappa Diplomatic excuses and must try honestly hard and do some help to Tamil.

            In 1970 when Siri Ma O banned all imports to the North, within 6 months they turned all lands into home gardening and produced an abundance of vegetables and restored the whole Island’ economy. Then Junius Richard created the EP, conducted the black July, and made the richest community on the Island the poorest in the land. Tamils didn’t steal the country to bring shame and poverty for it. If anyone is ready, they must come to CT and ask their question; we will honest replies; not the lousy, third grade talks the Evil talking these days. Those who stole the country owning one watch for each day of the month and walking around as wasteful showier. Then why the real, industrious society, Tamils have to stay with Sinhala Buddhists and suffer this famine?

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          Svenson,
          “You see what I mean? Shameless Tamil racist comments. Besides the most well-known runaway Veeran was the vvt smuggler Prabhakaran.”
          Thought the Runaway Veeran (renowned Maldives, Singapore, Thailand fame!) got the VVT Veeran shot from behind and killed in the battlefield!!! So how could he have run??? And where did he run to???
          So VVT veeran ran away after being killed by the Runaway Veeran!! Bedtime stories!!
          AMUSING!!??

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          Svenson

          “Yes he was a very good example of a runaway veeran. “

          When Mangulam Army camp was flatened what did the brave Kamala do?
          When Aragalaya marched on the streets what did Gota do?
          When in 1996 Mullaitive Camp was attacked and destroyed a Lieutenant Colonel and a Colonel were conveniently away on duty leave, 1500 troops were killed.
          When Elephant pass ………

          Please stop praising your officer class, most ran away from front line.
          The present surgeon general was posted to North when he joined armed forces. Soon arrived IPKF, he used his dady’s network and got himself transferred to the presidential palace as part of Presidential Security detail.

          Only the poor farmers boys became the sacrificial lambs.

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    Mahinda will be back, he has strong support of the super69 along with both briga

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    Mahinda will be back, he has strong support of the super69 along with both brigades of yellow and the camouflage.

    He knows the art, Gota will be out of scene for a while,but how basil was welcomed and bowing down by thaddiyas and taking turns.
    _

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      cugan, Dont let this robber family touch our finances or there will be nothing left for citizens, now or in the future. Yellows also enjoy the free gifts. Greed in family has no cure.

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    The government has to get out of the business of running industries. (other than may be education anf health) regardless of the fact that the industry is loss making or otherwise. Even the profit making organizations would make more profits if they are run as private companies.

    And we sit down and scream and cry about corruption. Well what is corruption ? . It is the fact that politicians use their influence to get appointments for their cronies. All this would stop if they privatise these industries. I hope Ranil achieves this before the new elections.

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    “We have not abandoned our people, neither will we do so.” Correction, should be – We have not abandoned Sri Lanka, neither will we do so – until the last cent is syphoned out & the country is bled to death. WE WILL BE BACK.
    Certainly, a terrifying thought but very likely, as long as we have ‘enough Sinhala-Buddhist voters wallowing in minority phobia’, as stated, quite correctly, by the author. As for Prof. GL Peiris, ‘now reborn as anti-corruption crusader’, that is hilarious. We all know he is a bum sucking academic who prostituted his integrity but now an anti corruption crusader? That is rich, maybe he has learned from Born again Christians (no offence to god fearing Christians), like a lost soul now back back to the fold after being enlightened.

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    Nathan, your response to my comment “Why are you calling our MPs stupid? What could have they said? Let me understand”
    Did you read the sentence after the above sentence, I gave one solid reason. Don’t they know after dealing with the Ranil-fox for 4-5 years during the Srisena/Ranil period, how the fox cheated Sumanthiran/Sampanthan about the Tamil issues and ended up with nothing. This reconciliation is another cheating exercise (by the fox) to mislead IMF and international communities. The fox will appoint commissions and committees dominated by sinhala-buddhist members to look into Tamil issues, as if it is they dont know anything about the issues, and when report comes out it will collect dust, the fox will be gone. End of story.
    So what needed to be undertaken? An unbiased international body to undertake and address the issues and provide recommendations to be implemented and supervised by the same body. Do you believe the sinhala-buddhist majority will agree for such arrangement concept? Even few of our Tamil MPs will tell this is a local issue we will address by our self OK?

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      Velu,
      Thanks for your effort to answer my, ‘What could have they said?’.
      Despite your best shot, you yourself find it a no go! Keep trying!!

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        Velu,
        Reminded by flight of refugees in my last comment, the beneficiaries of the educated and emancipated Sri Lankans seem to be the developed countries!!
        In addition to canada, new Zealand and others, the news comes from Victoria satte in Austarlia of the new greens Leader in VIC Legislative council!!!
        45 year old, Ladies College educated, lady from SL – Pathiba road in thimbirigayaya,

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        continued from previous comment
        in Colombo 5 who migrated after the Black July 1983 holocaust 40+ years ago!! no wonder, talent is flying out unless of course, if one considers that SB’s are the only talented lot!!!?? Myth!!
        What we are left with now are people to experiment on ‘MODERN MACROECONOMIC THEORY’ FOR YEARS and lead the nation to satrvation and deprivation, whilst promising and chorusing “VISTAS OF PROSPERITY AND SPLEDOUR”!!! My foot!!

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      Velu,
      The Nephew must be having the genealogy of the Uncle!! Whether Foxes or humans immaterial!! They both belong to the UNP (Uncle Nephew Party)!! So the APC continues and these ‘MODAYAS’ do not understand the simple theorem that thye could instead do some valued readings of all the reports gathering dust for the past 45 years, compiled by over a dozen committees/commissions during that time!!!
      OFCOURSE THE INTELLIGENT CUNNING FOXES, IN THIS COUNTRY DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEN THEY CANNOT MAINTAIN THE OFTEN REPEATED MANTRA, “WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THE PROBLEMS, ISSUES TAMILS HAVE IN THE RESPLENDANT ISLE”!!
      Thotha Babas!!! One doesn’t need any intelligence to unearth the cunningness of this new Fox in sheep’s clothing!!??
      End result or outcome – Nil!! Followed by another bloodbath, Holocaust! Flight of refugees so less number to contend with as a possible problem community, which prevents the natives to live in peace and prosperity!!??

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    The Evil Emperor is Old Rowdy’s bodyguard. Thisaranee Gunasekara, Evil Emperor’s bodyguard. Old Rowdy swindled $19B. 6 nations gave this info to Yahapalanaya. Evil and Mangala printed it in the news media, to warn the Royal Family. How can somebody who has an honest mind keep praising such a nasty Milacha like Evil? America and India brought the Yahapalanaya by regime change. He sold the Hangbangtota in November 2017 and called American Ambassador, Atul Keshap to his office and kicked him in December. Jobless Sampanthan Aiya, instead of drinking his medicines and sleeping on his bed, worked with unscrupulous diasporas to negotiate Secret Solution for the second time. So far none of the Sinhala Buddhist politicians have taken the issue to Sinhala Mass other than recently, the protesters. Because of that, the Evil has clearly warned them that they will be made third grade citizens if they continue to protest, below Tamils. What a low-grade revenge on Wasantha Mutali, and because of that young man Evil wants to change the university students’ activities after they finished their years there. Remember when Tamils passed in higher numbers to universities, they destroyed Tamils’ education? During Yahapalanaya time Tamils achieved very much higher grades in the Civil Service Exam. They canceled releasing exam results and stopped testing the employee. In that despicable condition, they all praise them and garland themselves.

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    Mahindagamanaya is hell bound, a good destination to meet loads of well known others who are already there. There is no joy having the whole family there in the burning flames they cannot escape. Decide escaping now

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