25 September, 2018

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Maithri Lambasts Divaina For Inflammatory Journalism, Reiterates His Stand Against Foreign Judges

President Maithripala Sirisena lambasted the Divaina newspaper for misleading the public, while reiterating that he will not allow any foreign judges to be part of any judicial process in the country.

“The Divaina has reported that a war crimes tribunal will be set up in 9 months and foreign judges will be part of this. This is absolutely false. I reject this news completely. They should not mislead the public and create panic among the people,” Sirisena told a gathering at an event held in Peradeniya on Saturday.

He emphasized that the Sri Lankan constitution does not permit foreign judges to sit in any judiciary process, and in order to allow foreign judges to sit in any bench, then the constitution has to be amended. “But, I will not agree with such an amendment,” Sirisena who has been adamant against allowing foreign judges to be part of a judicial process for accountability said.

Sirisena said that the UN has never made any mention of a war crimes tribunal. “I don’t understand why they write like this. The newspaper can at least call us and verify it. That’s basic media ethics,” he added.

Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha.

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  • 9
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    Gun Journalist, young Chathura’s response to Bodhi Sira lambasting the Media and the “Island” in particular is so funny but biting to the max.

    Here is what the young Gun said on prime time TV.

    Country is in chaos, Inhabitants are up in arms against Galleon’s VAT to pay for Mahendran’s Bonds and UNP Elections,

    Doctors are in protests to save their jobs from Hindians,and to prevent Ministers buying Medical degrees for their in laws.

    Monks around the Nation are trying to safeguard their Religion from UNP’s new constitution, and prevent NGOs indoctrinating poor rural Sinhala Buddhists.

    And UNP PM Batalanada Ranil and his buddy Mangalana’s maneuvering to bring Foreign Judges and Hybrid courts to try War Heroes for Crimes against Humanity.

    So when there is so much to report on these crucial issues, how can they find time or space to show Yahapalana Ministers planting Jack Seedlings.

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      Sirisena and his government are playing hide seek with the UNHRC, the international community and the people of Sri Lanka.

      They simply think the war crimes accusations and the extensive evidence gathered by the UNHRC reports will be forgotten and go away.

      Sri Lankan rulers don’t keep their promises to the people or to the international community by co-sponsoring the UNHRC resolution:

      This shows how civilized the country is!

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        I never believed in the Hybrid Court. This will help settle one thing. Whether the trial will be held in Sri Lanka or outside of Sri Lanka.

        UNHRC is a body that has to protect their existence which was created after World War 2. Sirisena can say whatever he wants.

        This situation has created 3 divisions within Sri Lanka’s Political environments. UNP, Sirisena’s and Mara’s contingents.

        You know what will happen when you are divided. I rather see Sri Lanka totally bungle the UNHRC resolution altogether.

        This will allow more resolutions from UNHRC.

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        You are mistaken thiru,
        What pacha sira says is that there will be no international courts in his watch.Everything else that is needed for an international court will be put in place and he does not utter a word about that.
        He lambasts “Divaina”for reporting what the FM Avamangalaya said but not a word against Avamangala.
        See,he is only playing the good cop to Sinhala people until ponna r/w prepares the gallows for the country.

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        President Sira

        The right way to deal with GUTTER PRESS CROCODILES IS TO Haul the Author of the news and charge under Prevention of Terrorism for inciting Racial Disharmony.
        In the absence of the Author’s name punish the Newspaper.
        Publishing news which can cause Racial devide and outright HATE CAN BE CONSIDERED AS GUTTER JOURNALISM TO CAUSE MISCHIEF AND DIVISION IN THE COUNTRY.

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      “UNP PM Batalanada Ranil and his buddy Mangalana’s maneuvering to bring Foreign Judges and Hybrid courts to try War Heroes for Crimes against Humanity”

      Eventually, this will happen. The West already convinced Ranil and Mangala. Those two UNPs will push Maithri to get on with the programme. Ranil will do far more harm to the country than his uncle J R ever imagined. Indians will pay a big price, because of their cunning deals. Indians got it from JR, Premadasa, and from the LTTE too.

    • 1
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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      Elsewhere you typed:

      “My Golf Club membership and the Single Malts are all paid by divvies from Blue Chips..”

      It sounds a good investment.

      You mean the නිල් පක්ෂය Blue Party.

      Excellent return on investment for the past 10 years.

    • 1
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      Chatura is not a young gun He is a bloody racist scmbag who backed the racist pig Gnanasara during its heydays when the King of pigs – Mahinda Rajapakse and the Sinhala Zionist media with Israeli Mossad backing going about in their part of the War On Islam.

      Chatura is not a journalist but a pin-gona who got a potta chance place in a Racist media like the Derana to go about shitting on everybody’s head like a raven.

      Mahinda, Maithree and Ranil all coming fro the same Sri Lankan Sinhala shit called the Political parties like the SLFP/UNP that destroyed this country with their pseudo democratic but full fledged racist agenda filled Sinhala Only projects.

      In the meantime, the Zionist masters (US/UK/ISRAEL) of the Sri Lankan state are destroying the very same people the Gnanasara Pig is calling for their support for his deadly Zionist agenda in Sri Lanka by having his hand on the WAR ON ISLAM, through VACCINES.

      The Gnanasara’s false accusation of No-Limit of “sterilizing the Sinhala women is actually a diverting attempt of the real cause of the sterilising which is the VACCINATION carried out by the Jewish Big Pharmaceutical companies through the corrupt Sinhala monkey headed dumb politicians through the Ministry of Health.

      The Sinhala Gobba Media have no other choice but to support their Zionist Western masters to create yet another protracting conflict for the next 30 plus plus years so that the present borrowings from the Jewish IMF/World Bank of 44.5 Billions of dollars could be doubled enslaving the future generations (most of which spent on the ethnic war which was mechanised by the Jews of the Western world) for which they sold us weapons to kill our own human resources otherwise could have used for the development of the country.

      Sinhala Gobba media will never ever write anything about the Jews who are secretly and openly destroying the lives of the Sinhalese and the other communities on a full package basis with the support of the Private Medical Mafia doctors who are by now filthy rich by keeping the entire nation on their medical racket that never cures anyone.

      The following explosive informative videos will be an eye opener to the Dumb Sinhala racists and their minions to identify the real enemy of theirs and of the entire humanity…..the Zionist Jews and their industries…. The Jews/Israel are the benefactors of the all the Anti-Islamic forces including the JHU, BBS, Sinhala Ravaya, Ravana Balaya, Mahinda Rajapakse & Brothers…etc. Becaise, Islam stand for the rights of humanity whereas the Zionist corporation stand only for their profits plus their evil De-Population UN’s agenda 21 to reduce the population (EUGENICS) through poisoned food and fake health care industry.

      Please watch to know in detail….

      Dr. Rebecca Carley: Vaccines and the Medical Mafia
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdTrVzO3obI&spfreload=10

      The Rockefellers: The Real History of Modern Health-Care
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SipHyvUe2Vk

      WAR ON HEALTH – The FDAs Cult of Tyranny – Full Speech & Documentary
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziCTNkV3FBI

  • 13
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    Thi sis the reason why we need to introduce code of ethics for the journalists.
    European rich countries would never allow every bit to be discussed with any average. There exist press freedom but to someextent they keep some news items away from the people.
    Example:

    At the time, Supergau disaster broket out in Japan – we perfectly know that radiation threat was much higher than they reported in the news. But wihtin shorter period of time, Japanese were able to control Eurepean press asking them not to spread realiteis.
    Now with all the blood cancer or the related will become aware with the time, as was teh case with Bopal or chenobyl couter disasters, people will have to focus on the realities.
    This is an extreme example, but there are all various news items thatneed to keep away from the general public.. since some fractions in the society, tend to sabotage anything for thei fun and revenge. Like the Joint DONKEY opposition, there are also the kind of alike groups in Europe too, for example when it go with environment protectionists… they are fanatic in some countries, but the press rather supports succeeeding them.

    Just 100% press freedom for a country like srilanka is no means appropriate. Over 80% are more into sabotage than go for a good move.

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      Simon De Silva

      “This is the reason why we need to introduce code of ethics for the journalists.”

      What about a code of Ethics for the Politicians as well. They keep killing the Journalists, for example, Lasantha Wickramatunga and others.

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        Not only for politicians and journos, but also every system should be subjected to paradigm shift. Those abused power have craved it that the average cant see the simple difference between good and bad. So, theytake anything seirious even granted – they simply dont care and join to discuss. Like the recent issues that need to the focus for discussion only for experts have publicly been abused for their ulterior motives. Jonsten, or the others are just like street thugs from Pettah markets have no right to criticise, they should be subjected to investigations. Then only people will learn that new systems have shaped up the systems that we have been having for the last few decades. Until then tangible changes will not be seen. This should be done thorugh various reforms to the prevailing system, jsut to stay longer with constitutional reforms is the joke.. time is flying.. as it is the case with European countries where they add reforms to their systems almost every week, but having them passed by parliament. Why cant our politicians learn them.. why should always seek the stances of the average ? People have appointed their representatives to work for them.

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        Amarasiri, killing journalists are one thing; a code of ethic for them is another. Please don’t mix up the two.

        It is clear that the new found freedom is being abused. If they lose it, it will be the PRESS and NO OTHER, responsible for their own loss.

        RESPONSIBLR reportage is every decent journalist’s prerogative. Anything less than that is mischievous and political.

        • 1
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          Great words, I would agree with your with everyword.

          You know the problem lies somewhere else, people should be well informed about the need of stand against spreading lies or rabble rousing for some people s gains.
          See, why cantthe bugger Rajakashe be away from politics even after two terms carried out by him – any other leaders, have never stood the way of the successive leaders – but why Rajakashes should be different ?
          Those who back him should be fed with facts … that is the need of hour without delay.

          If his brother Basil was the man to have looted everything, they have to clear it within their family.
          The elected govt should finally bring these political sharks to jails. Then people will get …. if the justice can work on them that way, the situation will no longer stay as had been before.
          That way gradually they have to change their mind sets.
          This has been the case in tiger countries, why not our 21 million would not turn them to be good if healthy info are what they get instead of biased ones.
          Please journo – give THE MAJORITY folks a chance in this torn nation.

  • 8
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    Why rabble rousing has become their job… WHO IS BEHIAND DIWAYINA to add the kind of head line ? Why cant we have laws to go against the bugger ? If that was the case in European countries, the kind of press men would have been hung by their balls sending a message across the country not to repeat them again. That is how they achieve their aims.. democracy AND pRESS freedom is not that allow idiots to work on dvicing war torn peopel even furhter.

    President is the first citizen of the coutnry explains it going through the consitaution – that is a good argument – why these press men work to totally sabotage agendas ?

    This is the real third world country politics.

  • 13
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    Boru Show by Pamba Sena. Next he will say until he saw in the papers that he was not aware of the hybrid courts operating in the country. Then he will say he will take a hard decision on Monday. Pathetic and shameful to have such a flimsy scare crow as the President of this country.

    • 4
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      These are being discussed today so open. Your god father the born embessezler did it in various ways to hurt everyone. But the stupid folks led by you the like still back him as Northkoreans or Zimbawian do.
      Shame on you buggers. If I am asked to give my assessments, I would give 90 % to Mr Sirisena but to Mr Mahinda Jarapakshe just 30% for their performance, but anyways, the country is filled with you the like than the others that would use the brain. THat is the saddest reality of this nation: So long you the stupid gawky men and women stay abused, andsupporting the higher abusive so called political crocodiles, nothing will work that tangibly towards the progress.

      • 0
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        Sam Fernando,educate your self bit more before you call others stupid.
        Look at the contract amounts given to Daya Gamage just to repair existing road and they are not highways.
        You repeat same old and now disfigured record of embezzlers forgetting that not only a single charge has been proved,nor even a proper charge has been made yet.

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    OK blame the paper. But to the public we have a president that contradicts the FM. Either FM is lying or the President is lying. Or the FM is out of control of the President. Who is responsible for who? Just tell us.

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      No man, please be careful and listen to both.

      None of them have expressed what you get to read on the papers. Can a paper make efforts this way rabble rousing and earn their bits ? Mostly, those paper men are paparazzos that make every effort to continue their gains. This time, they have been attacked by rulers – not giving them laptops or any condoms to continue their way of raping around – as Most abusive man of the nation Mahinda Rajakahse happened to tame them trhough giving them something. That was the era of those abusive press culture recommendation:

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        Sam Fernando,educate your self bit more before you call others stupid.
        Look at the contract amounts given to Daya Gamage just to repair existing road and they are not highways.
        You repeat same old and now disfigured record of embezzlers forgetting that not only a single charge has been proved,nor even a proper charge has been made yet.

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          You seem to be suffering from all pains when the Mr Medamulan s been accused of this day. But believe me, sooner than later, they the rulers have to surface all these.
          Tsunami funds embezzelment is connected to prima facie evidence -We the ones sent them from Europe and the US have every right to see what they have been done with the lost 5000 million dollars.
          You dont need to be a graduate to get all these – looking at the way the men have worked in Embassies or anywhere where it should ahve bee.. Majaharaja have run amok with the poor mans funds.

          And coming back to the UNHRC issues: Entire world says – lanken judges are no trustful. Even today, we ourselves say, they are over corrupted. So, why to bother even if they mix with a foreign judges with lankens – or getting the advices from them. In a country almost over 40% were telling that Rajakashes were abusive and not the smidgeon of trust can be kept on them – why to go with lanken judges to shape up the picture. Having lived on the west, for decades long, I would not trust lanken judges only.. even if I am born sinhalaya.

      • 0
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        Sama, Talk about something you know or at least understand. Do you know what is in the UNHR commissioners reprot that Mongal samarweera gleefully co-sponsored?
        HC himself claims that his report is based on the findings of the Darusman report which has no legal standing in the first place and full of falls allegations and lies and conjecture. The report itself says that their finding are not to be taken as final findings.

  • 8
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    One of the big questions is, does Gnanasara Thero belongs to the Maha Sangha MS mentioned. How many Maha Sanghas are there ? Which one MS is going to get Advice from ?

    Are members of Maha Sangha above the laws of the country which are based on the constitution ?

    Are Maha Sanghas/s allowed to support or oppose any of the political parties

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    Bravo Mr. President,

    Based on the Chilcot report,it is Blair, Bush and the western intelligence that should be put in prison for bombing Iraq under the pretext of WMD and destroying an entire country.

    Thank-you Mr. President for protecting the motherland from western judges who should be busy judging the guys who bombed Iraq. You have demonstrated your courage to reject them.

    Also our gratitude to you for assuring to steer the country forward under the guidance of the Maha Sangha.

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      The Maha Sangha has proved to be totally ineffectual judging from their blissful silence regarding the behavior of the thugs in robes posing as priests. The bad name that ‘Sinhala Buddhism’ is earning is because of their inaction.

      So If the President is going to be guided by this Maha Sangha to run the country, God help us!

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        Buddhaghosa

        “The bad name that ‘Sinhala Buddhism’ is earning is because of their inaction.”

        The only time you will see Sangha is when the government seriously start a negotiation process with minorities with a view to settling the conflict.

        Even when the country was burning since 1956 they never came out of their mansions to calm down the situation. In fact, they are solely responsible for the pain that was inflicted on ordinary people.

        At crucial times they chose to hide behind Śrāmaṇeras (සාමණේර) and enjoyed giving audience to the most despicable war criminals of this land.

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          What conflict?

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            NAK

            “What conflict?”

            The conflict between the Sinhala/Buddhists and Buddhists or the conflict between Sinhala/Buddhists and Sinhalese.

            In other words your conflict with Sinhalese and Buddhists.

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      Hello The Buddhist
      You wrote “Based on the Chilcot report,it is Blair, Bush and the western intelligence that should be put in prison for bombing Iraq under the pretext of WMD and destroying an entire country.”
      Either you have not read Chilcot report OR you didn’t understand what it said. Chilcot report does not say Blair should be put in prison.
      May be it is language problem for you, why don’t you ask some one to translate it for you, may be KAS can help you.

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    Having taken the trouble to go through the video, it is clear that the President criticized the news paper but not a harsh criticism amounting to a lambast. On reading the newspaper it is clear that the headlines do not match the contents. The body of the news indicate that the High Commissioner has given a dead line of 9 months to have a war crimes investigation, the head lines indicate that the event would occur in 9 months and it could immediately work on the body of extremists.

    I have to take note of the fact that if any activity results in a mayhem like that of the July 1983 Pogrom the it is a disaster. We did not vote for this Government throwing out Jarapassa on Jan 8, 2015 for this. In a way, it looks as if Prez. Sirisena too is trying his very best to avoid that in my opinion that is a sensible thing. Unlike last time, where he personalized the issue of appointing Foreign Judges he made it clear that the Constitution does not provide so.

    Prez. Sirisena is a politician. When he says that he would not favour a constitutional amendment permitting foreign judges he jolly well knows what happens if a referendum were to be held afterwards upon his agreeing.Firstly, he would alienate himself with the sitting judges. Secondly the wild public reaction which would be difficult to contain. The Prime Minister, though not vocal like the President on this issue, is fully aware of the gravity of the problem and its implications.

    While safeguarding the order of the country, it is also important to address the concerns of a section of the people who calim that they have been wronged and to have a credible panel to look into what happend and remedy the situation. It is not a bad idea to discuss in the Constitutional Council, though it may not have the mandate to do so, to identify a panel of Sri Lankan Judges who would meet the expectations of credibility, impartiality and integrity in dealing with this issue.

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      “Unlike last time, where he personalized the issue of appointing Foreign Judges he made it clear that the Constitution does not provide so”

      That is why Ranil is preparing a new constitution that will accommodate all the TNA and diaspora demands.

  • 12
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    Sorry MS, you are wrong……. I do not believe that there are judges in Sri Lanka who is capable of delivering an impartial judgment. We have seen the type of women molesters, elephant thieves, go-go dancers with MR sons, womanizers, and all other sort of criminal minded individuals that had been appointed to the Benches and the unintelligent and crooked AGs misleading the public over matters of National importance. Any old judge from a foreign country is better than our so called best politico judges

  • 13
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    Maitripaka Sirisena, lacks the qualities of the leader we need and hoped for. He is doing poojas to expediency, as all our so-called leaders in the past did. He has let us down. What he has done is a far greater crime than what the Divaina did,

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dear Dr
      You say he has let you down.
      How on earth you happened to have false expectations.
      See
      https://youtu.be/xIoqholH508
      comment again please.

      soma

  • 3
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    Mr. Thiru ,

    Whaat international community yaarr? There is no one there even to play games with. Cameron is finished; Obama is lame duck; and Trump will throw out Samantha Power and soon she will have no power.

    In the circumstances, our President has made a master move. NO foreign judges! NO interference.

    Like in the Central Bank case, our President has outplayed Ranil, Mangy and Sumanthiran. He has proven to be a master strategist.

    The Jaffna boys who voted for him thinking that the farmer from Polonnaruwa will betray the nation are sadly mistaken!

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      Cameron, Obama and Samantha Power may go, but the foreign policies of the countries they are associated with will not change. The foreign policy of these counties are not knee jerk reactions and definitely not of the ‘Parangiyava Kotte geniche’ type.

      The President is making the most stupid moves and will be overwhelmed by the results. In a three way contest between Ranil, MR and MS, Ranil will triumph, because the SLFP vote bank will be divided. He sided with the rabble to oust Arjuna Mahendran, before Mahendran was found guilty. This was expediency. He now disavows some-the most important- aspects of the resolution his government co-sponsored at the UNHCR and is trying to take cover under the robes of the Maha Sangha! Did he or his advisors not check the constitution for impediments at that time?! This is worse expediency! How did MR induct foreigners as advisors to the Naxwel Parabagana Commussion?

      His sins are multiplying by the day.

      Dr.RN

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        “He sided with the rabble to oust Arjuna Mahendran, before Mahendran was found guilty”
        Sira saved Mahendran and Ranil when he robbed the central bank the first time and he got greedy!
        I thought it was only the Sinhalese are with short memories! or is it selective memory?

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          Hey man, even if you could be one another of Rajakashes – you cant attack Mahndran and in the same time protect Rajapskehs men co.

          Latter have grabbed funds for their entertainments is a public secret.
          But even today, mafia men work for Maharaja – dont allow free journalists to move around.

          Rulers ahve done their part but mafial led journos should wake up.. or be away from allow good journos to do the job. That is imperative if the stupid/innocient/ folks are TO BE fed with facts.

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      What made you think that foreign judges hearing international cases is a national betrayal? it is a downright admission of guilt insisting on crooked Sri Lankan judges must hear this sort of case. BTW, I was very comfortable with supporting MR and then MS/RW at those historical times, but now I prefer to support VP as that is what we need. That is the current times need someone with balls to save the Sinhala people from their greedy, corrupt, selfish, criminal minded Sinhala politicians

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        What makes you think the international judges will be independent and impartial? There were six international judges who were bought and paid for campaigning for the diaspora in Geneva recently.

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    Dear Dr Rajasingham Narendran,

    Just imagine the fiasco that would have been created if foreign judges were prowling around the country agitating the majority of the people who are Sinhala Buddhists.

    President Sirisena has shown that his loyalty first and foremost is to the motherland and peace.

    Think about it positively. Let us all hold hands together as brothers and move forward in peace. Don’t be revengeful towards the Sinhalese. You as a doctor will know that it is also bad for your health. Try maithri bhavana – it will help you get over anger and revenge.

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      The Budhist,

      I am neither angry or vengeful. I want to only know the truth, which will become part of our history. I want those who are found guilty from the armed forces, LTTE , Para-militaries, polticians and officials , to be forgiven. They were also victims of circumstances our unfortunate history seeded. Our politicians of all hues have to take the blame for the circumstances they seeded and continued to fertilize.

      I have been a victim several times over, but do not hold any ill feelings towards the perpetrators. I am also blind to the ethnicity or religion of others, although I cherish my own identity.

      However, we have to know the truth as citizens, to the extent possible. Rajan Hoole has in excerpts of his book reproduced in CT, outlined how the Justice Sansoni Commission white washed the JR government and the police in the late 1970s. I gave evidence before this Commission as a victim.

      Our judicial system is much worse today and is a degraded institution. It will take decades to recover. We need neutral personalities from countries with functional judicial systems to be a part of the judicial process as at least
      observers.

      Dr.RN

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        you want to know the ‘truth’ then start from GG Ponnambalams in 1930s

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          sach

          “you want to know the ‘truth’ then start from GG Ponnambalams in 1930s”

          Why GG Ponna in 1930’s?

          Why not for the past 2500 years?

          In between don’t forget 1915.

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        What truth you want to know Dr.? Diaspora truth or the Sinhala truth?
        isn’t that what the truth has become.
        It is true our judiciary is in a degraded situation but do you really believe foreign judges will deliver you the ultimate truth?
        even if they did will you be able to accept it?
        You will accept it only if it conforms to what you believe the truth to be.It will be be same for the other side.So what good will that truth bring except leave us in square one.
        So will this mistrust end seeking this so called truth?
        You personally know your truth and that is those who made you a victim will never be exposed and never be judged,yet life goes on.
        Finally,if you want to forgive all those you want to forgive you can without finding them guilty.

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          NAK

          ” Diaspora truth or the Sinhala truth?”

          Buddhist truth is better than the Sinhalese one:

          The truth of suffering (Dukkha)
          The truth of the origin of suffering (Samudāya)
          The truth of the cessation of suffering (Nirodha)
          The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering (Magga)

          In a mundane world, how about letting us know the Truth from 1915 onwards, particularly the Truth since 5th April 1971.

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      The (Sinhala)/Buddhist

      “Just imagine the fiasco that would have been created if foreign judges were prowling around the country agitating the majority of the people who are Sinhala Buddhists.”

      Good point, however, it would be a selective agitation.

      There had been many occasions when foreign military personnel was prowling the length and breadth of this island when there were not any agitation by the majority of the people who are Sinhala Buddhists, including the Sangha.

      “President Sirisena has shown that his loyalty first and foremost is to the motherland and peace.”

      You must be kidding. He was loyal to the corrupt clan (the father owned land) until the Hindians enticed him to put his neck out at the last minute. And by the way, this land does not belong only to Sinhala/Buddhists (the noisy minority) . Their motherland is in India.Therefore let MS be loyal to India whence his ancestors came.

      “Don’t be revengeful towards the Sinhalese.”

      Demanding justice is not an act of vengeance.

      Justice also means genuine respect for people on the other hand revengeful means eager for revenge.

      A person who cannot understand the difference between the two must be a Sinhala/Buddhist,

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    Dear Dr. Rajasingham,

    The Chilcot report shows that there are grounds for UK and US leaders to be prosecuted under International Humanitarian Law. Under these conditions, under the concept of Right to Protect, they cannot accuse the Sri Lankan army of what they did in their own country to defeat terrorists and murderers like your pal Praba. This will be double standards.

    Please wait and see Sir! The so-called international community will back-off. They have greater problems in their own backyards such as the blacks fighting for basic rights.

    Knowing that the US, UK and UNHCR have no teeth to bite, President Sirisena has grabbed the opportunity to save Sri Lanka from their interference. The Chinese have given their re-assurance. May the triple gem bless President Sirisena who is the only leader worthy of governing Sri Lanka and uniting everybody. Forget the past my friend! Look to the future and let us together build a prosperous and united Sri Lanka under President Sirisena!

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    Is this an answer to a question raised by somebody, somewhere or New King made it as the main speech he delivered for that occasion? The Paper in his hand tells he had come prepared to criticize the news media. If that is part of the speech that is indicating that New Royal government might having upper hand in its effort of defeating the UNHRC.

    It appears to be they all are taking courage to come out and celebrate the Victory Day in November for the departure of Secretary Kerry. As a respect to Old King, New King stayed out of occupying the Temple Tree House which was vacated by Secretary Kerry by the threat of sending US troops on Old King. That is what Lankawe Media made the Sinhalese to believe. Of cause we do not have any script of the talk that took place on the early morning of the Election Day, January 8th, 2015. But there is some truth; otherwise Old King would not have departed. After winning the LTTE, Old King went to Middle East and came back to stage a flamboyant drama of kissing the land and glorify him. I wonder what will be the equivalent to kissing land in November.

    New King does not appear to have a team like the Joint Comedians who are following the Old King. Still he is spearheading the anti-investigation team within the Yahapalanaya (Government) part of the SLFP. He is out rightly denying this time that there is any call from UNHRC to investigate war crimes. But it was reported even his name was included in that list prepared by OISL. But, those names were removed by delaying tactics of allowing the report to be tabled. It has been many people’s suspicion for some time even there are efforts to have the requirement of investigation also removed. When last time UNHRC High Commissioner, prince Zeid was in Lankawe he promised to Lanka that any internal investigation acceptable for UNHRC members would suffice the resolution requirement (at least that was the one reported in Lankawe media and UN local office did not deny it).

    New King’s outright denial of the investigation might indicate that Mangala probably closer to have the investigation part removed from the resolution one sided. Mangala had fooled the EU to have reinstated the fish export. Now Lankawe has applied for full GSP+. Many members of the Yahapalanaya Royal Government have expressed hopes on that too. It is one of those circumstances Mangala reminded how Bush Administration’s State Secretary Condoleezza Rice pressed EU to have the LTTE banned. In that speech, though Mangala appeared that he wanted to marginalize Kathirgamar’s achievements of putting together 32 friends & foes countries to supply arms for war, he certainly praised Secretary Condoleezza to with the expectation of Secretary Kerry to work with him in the same manner.

    Appe Anduwa is implementing the Buddhist Extremism. New King’s speech appears to have the extremist agitated with energy high enough to get occupy the road. Pogroms are their way of disciplining the minorities’ idea to attempt to get justice. Once the Lankawe Appe Anduwas set the motion in, the command is taken over by the bald headed ogre or the trolls lives in stone caves and they stand in junctions and lead these murders. Rapes and murder blood are the milk and honey flow on the roads of the Asian Miracle, once the annual celebration of pogroms start. (It was an annual Vesak celebration of the Sinhala Buddhists until LTTE took upper hand. In 2009 when LTTE was defeated, it become as daily life for something; then became a celebrating evets with Aluthgama. ) That is what called Appe Rate or the miracle of Asia. The misunderstanding of the Western world, especially of American Secretary John Kerry, of Lankawe’s Sinhala Maha Jan elected dictatorship for the need to clear the island free from haram making minorities for Buddha to fly-in back from sky, with Rangoon’s military junta’s brutal ruling is seriously hurting the Ceylon minority communities like Tamils. Using this misunderstanding, the outright liar Mangala is easily fooling the Western world. The constitution is clearly favoring the EP. Mangala’s position can be hired and fired by EP. In that case, if there is no agreement with him and the EP, would he have told that position of non-participation of Foreign and Commonwealth Judges and Lawyers is not the government’s official position but only New King’s private opinion? If not so, what he has said to this speech so far? Probably he does not have time to respond to this as he might be privately calling all Colombo embassies and explaining them all that New King was doing is just joking, he was not serious. If so then it is not Mangala’s fault, but the fault of the Colombo’s foreign diplomats who, when, land in Katunayake International Airport is having their IQ levels readjusted to agree with Amarasiri’s dictum.

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    This was posted somewhere but has relevance here too.

    It is UN who wanted originally a genocide war to take place without witness. It is their verdict, not Lankawe’s courts’ verdict. UN was censured on its own floor for having removed it watchers to facilitate to carry out the genocide without witness. When UNSG had his press meeting in Colombo after surveying Mullivaikkal from a helicopter, he said that he had not seen carnage like that in his life. Prince Zeid promised on the floor of the International Organization, which many looks for justice served, when it was denied locally for them that he would personally make sure in September 2015 the report he was taking from table in March will be presented. In September, swallowing his promise that was given out just only 6 months ago, he removed the 42 names of the accused war criminals said were there and produced a watered out report. European court gave out a verdict that when LTTE was banned, EU did not based on facts but responded India’s request to ban LTTE. It further said India had its own interest in that matter. Out of the 42 names said to exist in the OISL report, the leading was the defense Minister, New King who is the President now. Fonseka is a minister in the cabinet. Wimal Weerawansa said three of Old Royal Family’s names were there. Old Royals still controlling the many ministers in the cabinet and large scale of Lankawe government’s VIPs (about 2000 of them) through the nepotism they practiced in their time. They all have the capacity to influence a Lankawe court Inquiry. Minster Wijedasa and Minister Tilak stalled Avant Garde inquiries. Army commanders, who committed the 21st century’s worst crime are still in power and in foreign diplomatic services, like as UN permanent rep. 150,000 members of the rapist army is entering in North’s restaurants and eating free food by issuing threats of arresting innocents under PTA or beating and shooting them arbitrarily. Even the school girls are tasted only for one occasion and shot and eliminated for not wasting time in rape charges. Paranagama commission was repeatedly accused of sending CIDs to the houses of the missing person complainers to investigate them under PTA. Every accessible person to government who contributed to “Killing Field “ of Channel -4 was beaten and tortured to witness back in “Lies Agreed Upon” and swallow their words in “Killing Field”. It is under these circumstances the Lankawe government going to investigate locally. When Khurram Shaikh, the British social worker was murdered by rapist parliamentarians, local government members and law enforcement officials, Old King refused to investigate it. But the foreign national had their job done for them in two years. When many non LTTE related Tamil youths were trapped and sued in foreign courts to help Old King, Tamils’ cases of rapes and murder from 1958 is still outstanding to get to the court. That is an injustice done to Tamils by foreign governments and International Bodies which formed to serve justice for the crimes committed by unchallengeable, in massive scales. Secretary Kerry who is under the influence of the Sinhala Intellectuals of his office has been petting the Lankan government and maintaining a relationship of I scratch your back and you scratch my back, with the goverment. Human rights Laws and International humanitarian laws are pieces International legislations. Basically, Lanakawe’s legal professionals, whether they are biased like defense lawyer Desmond de Silva or not, have had not any experience on those area. UN, who administer these law have the records of the Lankawe’s legal professional. UN sponsored IIGEP has submitted report on the level of the lawyers and Judges found in Lankawe before it resigned from its duty. When they are having even a headache, these Lankawe Parliamentarian fly to a Western country, pull off their cloths and prostrate in front of the foreign Specialist Doctors to cut and check them. For More than 40 years, the entire Sinhala nation had combed out all the International governments’ constitutional structure to see which one they can smoothly use to suppress Tamils. In Old King time, many foreign Consultations employed in relation to UNHRC’s accusations, including Kerala’s, Tamil Nadu’s and Andhra’s horoscope readers. In America alone it is believed $150 million were spent on election lobbing to suppress UNHRC’s resolutions sponsored by America. Leaving behind the Sinhala Cinema and PR producers, Defense Department of Sri Lanka hired Bell Pottinger Firm of London, to produce a defense document Called “Lies Agreed Upon” to send to UN to answer the allegation of UNSG’s Expert panel, Which the Lankawe’s Sinhala Intellectuals kept discounting as Darusman report. This defense department documentary was viewed by UNSG to see the legal arguments, if there was anything in that documentary, for the justification of the manner the war conducted. $4 million was spent on Bell Pottinger for this. Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and many high profile lawyers were hired by Old King at skyrocketing prices frequently to defend Lankawe Government at UNHRC. Both parties, UNP and SLFP, hired American and other expensive consultants in their last election campaign. Even the simple electric transformer accidents could not be investigated reliably in Lankawe. New King ordered to bring Japan and German Engineers at high cost, in addition to the lost transformers, to investigate the fire . China who built the Norochcholai has complained that its 16 page report on the inferior quality of the CEB electrical Engineers was not used. In reality, Lankawe which does not have Intellectual resources other than the Modayas renamed as Sinhala Intellectuals like Peiris, Dayan, Rajiva. But it is strange and astonishing to the claim that Lanka has legal Expert to conduct courts based on International Laws.

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      Sirisena as usual is trying to play double games, just like the way he releases a few hundred acres of land in the north and east with a lot of fanfare and then gets the armed forces and other government departments to put obstacles so that the Tamils will be able to return to this so called released lands. EG Champoor/Sampur is a very good example, where not only the armed forces and Sinhalese led government officials are preventing the Tamils from returning to their homes and agricultural lands but also by the opportunistic Muslims who are using their new found power in the east to try and steal huge chunks of Tamil lands in Champoor.

      Sirisena the Sinhalese establishment and most Sinhalese do not have a conscience but are only very guilt ridden about what they did to the Tamils. Guilt only erodes you and corrodes you, however a conscience tries to correct the injustice done and brings healing. They sadly lack this.

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    Despite that all political ideological difference, with MS of President, I want you upheld sovereignty of Judiciary system in
    Sri lanka.

    That is most paramount an issues of Judiciary sovereignty by that you have undertaken as President of your esteem mandate from the People’s Will of Democracy.

    The well balance Judicial sovereignty are essential which nexus political-Economic sovereignty of country, nation and people of Sri Lankan.
    No way to undermined by state of democracy and its republic by foreign power brokers vested interest .

    We do not want any foreign Judges to dictator terms to verdict of that UNH organization by foreign power high hand.

    No way we can barging with our sovereignty by any UNO organization as equal state of members of world forum.

    We are bully by UNO agencies and degenerated our sovereignty by USA, UK and Indian power of hegemony.

    Ours democracy has taken into ride by USA politics of Money power by local agents of UNP TNA JVP and CBK leadership.

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      What is upholding sovereignty? Committing war crimes aiding and abetting genocide and ethnic cleansing in the name of a Mahavamsa fairy tale and a lie that the island only belongs to the Sinhalese Buddhists? Were the Nazis also upholding German sovereignty when committing all this atrocities in the name of a fictitious superior Aryan German race? Well at least the Sinhalese cannot be superior or Aryan as most of them are descended from low caste Indian Tamil imports. The rest from indigenous and Indian Tamil and a few North Indian immigrants who migrated to the island from ancient to medieval times and converted to Buddhism and corrupted their Tamil with the Pali and Sanskrit of Buddhism

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    “Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha.”

    Gnanasara! Get ready to join Sirisena’s Advisor Brigade.

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      Funlover

      “Gnanasara! Get ready to join Sirisena’s Advisor Brigade.”

      What do you want Chris Nonis to do? Are you advising Chris to resign from the post of advisor to the President?

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    Sirisena is trying to show that like Mahinda who asked Milliband and Kaushner to fly a kite he too can tell Prince ZAID to do so. But Ranil is behind him with a knife.

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    Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha.

    The country has been going Backward since the MahaSangha entered politics in 1956.SWRD who unleashed them finally was shot dead by one of them.

    The Bodu Bala sena is also part of the Mahasangha.
    In that sense the MUSLIMS are in for trouble as per Sirsenas stance!

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    It was not expected of cool headed President to issue a blunt statement
    without putting it diplomatically to the people and the UN that foreign
    judges will not be allowed to sit on judgement of the war crime cases while the govt.initially agreed to abide by UN/UNHCR ruling thatforeign
    judges will preside over these cases and adequate reasons were given for this decision by UN high comm. for Human rights. The President,him
    self took oaths under a senior judge and not under CJ of the time, who was in town, as he did not trust the local judiciary.

    This decision of his, will put the President at log a heads with USA,&
    IC and UN/UNHCR and this is not the time to antagonize UN and IC and get into their bad books, so soon after rebuilding the confidence of IC.by sheer hard work of the new Govt.There is no unanimity among the top rankers in the Govt. FM Mangala, who faces the UN officials very often, feels that he cannot go back on what was discussed and agreed in this matter at the UN,PM Ranil, who has a greater say in Europe,is sitting on the fence, fearing back lash from the IC and only the Pre-
    sident came to this unilateral decision, fearing back lash from the public, which is expected but since the case is in the hands of UNHCR, lodged in the UN ,we have to face the truth as to what ever happened at the war.Finding traces of cluster bombs,used in areas wherecivilians
    were killed,as per some media reports,has made the case even stronger.
    .It is surprising to most of us as to how the President rushed to this conclusion and keep repeating same without discussing as to what would be the consequences of such a decision.
    Suggest that key players ,TNA/Tamils, Diaspora, UNHCR the govt.and Buddhist activists discuss the matter fully and agree to have foreign legal experts as monitors or Observers with certain powers to over rule
    certain decisions if found, flouting the law to favour of some one. The Govt. should do more in reconciliation work in deeds and not in words and faster to bring equality among the major communities so that the Tamils will cool down and agree to a compromise,suitable to both parties and the UN in this issue and close the subject with a happy ending.

    The more the communal forces are allowed to spread hatred against the minorities , the more these communities become stubborn. TNA, since they have good working relationship with the Govt.,should take the initiative to start the dialogue to find a solution as Tamils, the only supressed community, have to move forward to keep pace with the other communities, who made vast progress. TNA and Tamils should also
    know that the present govt. is not responsible for this situation and should cooperate with the govt. to find a solution.

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      Do you see the TNA upset about it? NO….TNA knows Sira is bluffing!

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    “Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha”. Did the Mahasanga advice My3 to issue free car import permits and defraud the citizen by over a billion rupees.

    My3 is sucking up to the Religious Mafiosi big time. Even BBS are emboldened by this stance and have come out of the woodworks with a big bang in Mahiyangana.

    Ranil is playing the fiddle while Sri Lanka is in dire straits.

    Coming colours no good for Sri Lanka.

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      Ranil is foreseeing a future split. First, beyond whether he is foreseeing or not, the national Goverment was intended to be together only to survive from Secretary Kerry and to there until American State Secretary loose power. He dethorne Old King by showing US troops This is the fear fused together the Solomon West Ridgeway Dias gang and with Stephen Don and Junius Richard gang. So, as departure of Sec.Kerry is initiated, there is no fear of US troops invading any more and no more the Unity Goverment needed. Ranil’s recent speeches suggest he is more than a Sinhala Buddhist. He is willing to become another Ranilnayake Thero. Name Change may be released soon. He is taking the path of Don Stephen, Solomon Dias, Junius Richard… He understand this medicine age old test and real cure the power hunger melady. He came to power after waiting on the step for 20 years. He just can’t lose it.

      Mahendran allowed or assisted a big loot from CB. The proceeds mainly circulated only in the UNP Bazaars. SLFP did not benefit. This was a concern for New King and that is first major rift. So he is out there on the promotion of the evangelical Buddhism. Then there is no other way for Ranil other than matching it. So now there is an intensive Sinhala Buddhism Evangelical Match going in the Land. Ranil is well conscious that New Royal Yahapalanaya government has only 30-40 SLFPyers support but the Old Royal Chitanda Goverment had 65-75 UNPyers. He understands, so, instead of preaching Yahapalanaya, the Chitanta is the best way. That is why he has started to open the Pandora Boxes one after another.

      This will remind to New King that he can not sack Ranil like Chandrika did to him in previous session, so directly engage him on the Evangelical match. This will provide a way out for Ranil from the UNHRC noose too. Foreign Government must accept the verdict of the Sinhala Mahajan, as Sinhala Intellectuals conducts a drama called election. With that, even Secretary Kerry must accept (because he is losing his Chair, at least he has to act like that or confess to American public the failure of his foreign policy towards Lankawe) Lankawe has been rehabilitated from its 70 Years of dictatorship to democracy by his friendly patting on the back of New King and Ranil. By the fear of these new evangelical match, Sampanthar too has flip flopped that there is no need for foreign involvement in investigation. That is what reported in Tamil news as one obtained from Sihala sister system.

      I doubt the need of Gnanasara. Ranil and New King appears to be doing more than him from the comfort of bed of power.

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    “Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha.”

    Great!
    I suppose it’s in the Sri lankan constitution
    that whoever the people elect into power has
    to follow the advice of the Buddhist clergy.

    Or was it part and parcel of his manifesto?

    Actually, doesn’t he have a team of advisors
    as well?

    Aiyo Siri Lanka!..kaata kiyannada?

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    “Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha.”

    Great!
    I suppose it’s in the Sri lankan constitution
    that whoever the people elect into power has
    to follow the advice of the Buddhist clergy.

    Or was it part and parcel of his manifesto?

    Actually, doesn’t he have a team of advisors
    as well?

    And why bother with having this system at all?
    Why don’t we have a council of the the Buddhist
    clergy to officially govern the country!

    Aiyo Siri Lanka!..kaata kiyannada?

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    Bodi Sir why only Divaina what about SEERASA, HIRU, DERANA, Sunday Times, dont you think sira all these media coolies are working for Mahinda except seerasa. Seerasa has some inferiority problem with UNP BASHING FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS this has to stop. After all remember Sira you were elected on UNP votes.

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    Bring in the foreign Judges Mr. President. Our Judges and Justice system is highly corrupted and one sided. If our hands are clean why worry so much. Lets be transparent and let the foreign experts find out the real truth and once and for all all communities could live in peace forever.

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    Just another ‘Pada show’by pacha sira!!

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    ”Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha”.

    What a stupid statement & what a dumb ass the President is for uttering such rubbish. Religious leaders can have their say in social affairs but what do they know about running a country & foreign affairs? Why not consult astrologers as well like the previous regime? Just like some of the uneducated Presidents of the past, Sirisena is unsuitable to govern a country.

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    According to report;

    ”Sirisena added that he will steer the country forward based on the advice of the Maha Sangha”.

    Mr. President, as a devout Buddhist, I worship Lord Buddha, His Teachings and Maha Sangha every day (Morning and evening).

    It is not good to deceive Sinhala-Buddhists in Sri Lanka under various pretexts. However, It is appropriate to mention at this time on this particular subject.

    Having foreign judges represented in our courts of law is not the issue, it is hypothetical at this time. But lack of credibility of our political leadership is the biggest problem.

    My master Lord Buddha once said,

    ‘When the ruler of a country is just and good, the ministers become just and good; when the ministers are just and good, the higher officials become just and good; when the higher officials are just and good, the rank and file become just and good; when the rank and file become just and good, the people become just and good.'(Anguttara Nikaya)

    Mr. President;

    According to the above; if I am to judge you by the performance of your Prime Minister, Other Ministers and high officials, you have a very long way to go be a just ruler.

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    Maithripala Sirisena was elected President by the people of Sri Lanka on the 8th January 2015 against all odds, NOT to make the same mistakes that his predecessor did.

    Before the President places the Maha Sangha before the National Interests of our nation he should advice them to change their ways.

    First the BBS and Gnanasara thero has to be asked to behave and respect the saffron robe they are draping around them. As President he has still to utter one word about the behaviour of this despicable monk.

    The Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters and all other upcountry temples affiliated to them have to change the still prevalent caste based ordination process.

    They have to clean up their houses before they could start preaching goodness and humanity to others.

    The President has to take a hard and close look at our Judiciary and the way they are conducting their responsibilities.

    He has the prerogative to appoint a Presidential Commission, even bringing in foreign Judicial experts to conduct an impartial inquiry into the conduct of our Judiciary with the general public given the opportunity to place grievances before it.

    Based on such an inquiry he could justify or otherwise convince the people of Sri Lanka and the International community that all is well or NOT WELL in the dispense of justice in our “Thrice blessed” land.

    The President should know by now that whatever rhetoric that he loudmouths before illiterate peasants will NOT change the perception in the International community that all is NOT WELL in the dispense of Justice in our country.

    Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva’s heroics, the Magistrate’s bail order in the infamous “Elephant Judge” case and the subsequent High Court ruling, among many other such cases are all not being digested well by the world community.

    Hence the often spoken of “independent mechanism” is a Sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of all right thinking Sri Lankans who voted in confidence to bring President Maithipala Sirisena to the Hot seat that he is occupying today.

    We do not for a moment think that the President has everything cut & dry laid out at his feet but he has to brave the storms and do what is RIGHT for Sri Lanka and ALL Sri Lankans living today in our resplendent island today and those to be born in the future.

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