10 December, 2019

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Maithri-Ranil’s Betrayals & Blunders Helped Rajapaksas To Return To Power

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Rajapaksa brothers should build a monument to Maithri and Ranil for creating the conducive conditions to return to power.

When the two – Maithri and Ranil – promised that they would restore law and order, bring corrupt and criminals to book, ensure communal harmony and many other pledges, beleaguered people   trusted and voted them to power. 

However, instead of implementing their pledges, they have reported to have struck secret deals with the very same people whom the two – Maithri and Ranil- vowed to bring to justice, and turned their back on the country. Their deceptions, betrayals, callous mismanagement, violence against Muslims which they failed to prevent, new allegations of crime and corruption and many such allegations disillusioned the country.

Never enduing stories of crime and corruption involving government ministers, officials and their sidekicks sent shock waves among people who were sick and tired of President Sirisena and the Prime Minister Mr Wickremasinghe. 

The shameless and destructive power struggle between former President Sirisena and his Prime Minister brought the country to a virtual halt. For all practical purposes country stopped functioning leave alone moving. Many people, especially the poverty stricken from all communities said” voting for Mr. Sajith Premadass means voting for the very same people accused of theft, fraud and striking secret deals with the opposition.

In a letter to the editor column under the title “What a U-turn” in The Island on November 17, 2019  Nihal Amarasekera had this to state;

In 2015 voters seemingly en masse voted to defeat a supposedly corrupt Rajapaksa regime blamed for many negatives including nepotism of the highest degree. This was disregarding the fact that it was the very same leader who, along with the defense guidance of his own brother, had been responsible for the defeat of the most feared terrorist organization.

About five years on, the people are apparently seeking the very persons to salvage the country from the abyss it is said to find itself in. The “100 Day Programme” of 2015 comes to mind; it gave enough and more hope for a beautiful society under good governance, which was expected to turn the country into a utopia. That was not to be. The bond scam was carried out and the voters’ dreams were shattered and we are where we are.

There are new hopes on the horizon for innocent voters; they can ONLY HOPE that their savior is around the corner. Thus concluded Nihal Amarasekera.

While in office both former president Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe travelled all over the world signing various agreements. President Sirisena even visited Holocaust museum months after assuming office during his visit to Germany. This is an honor which not many political leaders in the world extend in view of   Israel’s crime records on Palestinians.

However both Mr. Sirisena and Mr Wickremesinghe did not find time to visit the Gulf where around 800,000 Sri Lankans are employed and their remittance of seven to eight billion dollars keeping the country’s economy afloat.

The result was former defense Secretary Mr. Gotabya Rajapaksa being elected as the seventh president of this country.

Addressing the nation after being  sworn in as the seventh Executive President at  ceremony held at Salapathala Maluwa of Ruwanweliseya in Anuradhapura on Monday 18 November 2019   President Gotabaya had this to state;

I knew   from the very inception that the key factor of this election was the majority Sinhala community. I knew we could win the election solely from the votes of the Sinhalese community. However, I renew my request made to the Tamil and Muslim communities to join hands   for the betterment of the country.  

The fact that Rajapaksa brothers were using Buddhist temples and Buddhist monks ever since the ethnic war ended in May 2009 to reach out to Buddhist at all levels to build their support base has been common knowledge. Many believe it was here the seeds poisoning Sinhalese minds against Muslims were sown.

Though it was not declared even the UNP presidential candidate Mr Sajith Premadasa tried to woo the Sinhalese votes when he repeatedly said that he would promote Buddhism.

However it was not easy for Tamils and Muslims to support Mr. Gotabaya in view of their sufferings and experiences. The sufferings of Tamils in the aftermath of the defeat of LTTE remains fresh in their minds   with still no answers to their many questions and grievances.

Equally it was not possible for Muslims to vote for Mr Gotabaya as they do remember the persecution they were subjected to during Rajapaksa regime. In fact lawyer M.M. Zuhair .P.C. proved in the court how the Aluthgama, Beruwala and Dharga town attack on Muslims were well planned and executed by racist elements and the government failed to prevent it despite prior information.

However, past is past.  President Gotabaya’s call to Tamil and Muslim communities to join hands with him for the betterment of the country is a very positive development for the entire country. Because this is what the minority communities were looking forward to. They want to live in peace and harmony with equal rights and dignity in this country.

For the first time since independence country is clearly polarized into majority community on one side and all minorities on the other side. This is not only unfortunate but dangerous as evil foreign forces penetrated into the country could exploit to their benefit and harm the country.

In this regard, I can’t speak for Tamil community, but when it comes to helpless and voiceless Muslim community, I could say that they would take ten steps if President Gotabaya takes one step.

They wanted to live in peace and harmony with Sinhalese and Tamils as they had done for more than one thousand years. It was the senseless and unnecessary violence against them by racist elements for no valid reason placed them in today’s miserable plight. They had made tremendous sacrifice to safeguard the territorial integrity of the country. In fact top navy officers even said that “Sri lanka remains undivided today due to the great sacrifice made by Muslim soldiers”.

However racist mercenaries who wage wars against Muslims, perhaps implementing evil agendas of international forces, fail to understand or realize this. In fact Maithri-Ranil government also have their own share of guilt in view of the persecution and demonization Muslims were subjected to in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks

The mood among the Muslim community is that they do not want ministerial portfolios as most Muslim ministers tuned out to be corrupt and have been liability on the community. Equally, by and large, they have lost confidence in the controversial molavithumas who refuse to come out of their medieval mindset to guide the community in keeping with the need of the hour. They are not intellectually equipped to do so.

All what they need, according to leading figures in the civil society, is a coordinating officer, backed by the community’s intellectuals, who could be a link between the community and the president?  

There is a growing feeling and fear among Muslims that unless racist violence against Muslims stop there will be no peace and the country will never move ahead. President Gotabaya has a rare opportunity to bring communities together, put the house in order, and move the country which is in deep economic and political crisis ahead.

Communal harmony and peace remain essential requirements for any country to move ahead. 

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    You must be very sad Farook.

    It is the dog that wags the tailm not the other way around. That is why GR came to power not because of Ranil or monkey Sirisena.

    Learn to live with it

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      if we are sane people, can we ever keep hopes from the duo. No. These both were brutal until 2015. Defence secretary Gotabaya was merciless at the following human crashes against own folks

      1. Rathupaswala – innocient kind of people sought pure drinking water and protested asking it days long. But the shooting under the command of Gotabaya ended up killing few 18 year young boys and injuring few dozens.
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      2. Colombo suburb Prison killings- fo rsome reasons, may well be to protect HIRU TV brothers drug traffickers, unarmed prisoners were gunned down as is the case with Duterte killed over thousands of drug addcits filifinos in Manila, as we got to see the pictures.
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      3. And lasantha Wikramathunga, Ekanaligoda, Thadjudeen Rugby player and few dozens of Journalists were brutally murdered on and no investigations were held. Gotabaya has always an excuse if he was interogatted, but people jus tthought, the very same mulit murderer to be elected the president… see, how paradoxal is the thinking of most abusive folks by today ?
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      4. People are made to the moment, that they dont need to care anything but to believe in Gotabaya for blant lies being spread by ABUSIVE TV channels, whose actions did mislead the nation.
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      5. But I am sure, before 6 months, all these will teach those very journos a lession, No doubt about that.
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      6: Now today s headlines say, that WITHOUT CID chief, now investigations continue. But i have no doubt, POLICE will stand against Rajakshes brothers sooner than later.
      Under police commission, they will have no mercy.
      To my eye, Mahinda Rajakshe is the thosuand times abusive than Gotabaya. AT LEAST Gotabaya had learnt some kind of millitary disipline in the few years he worked for millitary.

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      Sam Kari,

      If that is a country which has gone to dogs, then it is worthless to talk about whether the dog is wagging the tail or the tail is wagging the dog. That country is only a Wildlife Sanctuary and it cannot be fixed. You can keep a wild lion husbandry there, until international atomic war is fought there and land is sunk in Indian Ocean or Environmental pollution make the sea take it over. .

      In all countries which are not Wildlife Sanctuaries, Democracy should prevail, without Race-Religion-Gender differences. There is no talk about majoritarianism.

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    Latheef Farook

    Whether it was Ranil-My3 betrayal or not that put Gota into power, there’s something very special you & your people should understand;
    it’s not Sinhalese that initiated attacks on Muslims @ aluthgama, Dharga town & Digana.

    It’s crystal clear that they were initiated by Muslim extremists themselves.

    It’s your own people, over ambitious of making Sri Lanka a non-Sinhala Buddhist country that may have paved the way for Sinhalese to take Sinhala Buddhist factor seriously into their account & Gota to be back in power.

    When Tamils stress that North is a separate homeland for Tamils instead of Sri Lanka is their homeland & Muslims have dream to start a Saudi like home in the East, what are the options available for the majority 75% population of the country?

    It’s not the Sinhalese that are racist extremists, it’s Tamils & Muslims themselves.

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      Such stand by irresponsible people can make polarization much easier.

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

      For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

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      ‘SPOT ON’ Real Revolutionist.
      Kudos to you for your brief, but true statements.

      Wake up Tamils and Muslims… drop your dreams of turning Sri Lanka into some fanatical Wahabi Land or a crazy Eelam. Are those not your true intentions when you blame the Sinhala People even when you catch a cold ?

      STOP your extreme agendas if you want to live in peace amongst other communities in Sri Lanka. The ball is in your court.

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      Real (Revolutionist) Reactionary

      “When Tamils stress that North is a separate homeland for Tamils instead of Sri Lanka is their homeland & Muslims have dream to start a Saudi like home in the East, what are the options available for the majority 75% population of the country?”

      There are millions of options available to all people.
      First rollback Sinhala/Buddhism.
      Second stop and rollback Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto building
      Thirdly restore democracy to all people, democratise all state institutions and restore democracy to all people and democratise decision making process.
      Devolve powers to the smallest democratic units of the entire country
      You wrongly imply all problems started by Demelas and Islamists.
      You need to review your thoughts and words before you start typing.

      Now it’s time for you to shut up and contemplate.
      Then come back and type.

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        Native Vedda

        “1st rollback Sinhala/Buddhism”

        If you’re bothered about it let time decide it because it’s not something done; it occurred & unfortunately the so called (your) Vedda Aththo failed to stop or no effort was made to stop.

        “Second stop & rollback Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto building”

        The same answer is applied.

        “3rdly restore democracy to all the people, democratize all the institutions & democratize decision making process.”

        Thank you, both of us have that responsibility to work hard for it when required as we are citizens (I assume).

        “Devolve powers to the smallest democratic units of the entire country”

        Well, propose it to your spouse 1st & then to others.

        However, thank you again but good to keep it in mind that the whole country is also a democratic unit. The whole country is an electorate for presidential election & there’re electoral districts as well.
        There’re units called PCs that are considered by many as white elephants.

        Personally I don’t support them as they’re politically superfluous.

        “You wrongly imply all problems started by Damalas & Islamists.”

        You wrongly imply all problems created by Sinhala Buddhists.

        “You need to review your thoughts & words before you start writing”

        Thank you, the same is applied to you.

        “Now it’s time to for you to shut up & contemplate. Then come back & type”

        Oooh, what an uncivilized request.

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    It is right that Sirisena and Ranil messed up everything and the sacrifice and the effort of those people who joined together to defeat Mahinda Family dictatorship. Now, Gotabaya and Mahinda use the opportunity to make some of the eye catching issues that should have done by the Ranil-Sirisena govt such as reducing the ministers, reducing the security to President and Ministers, removing the photos of ministers in the offices. These things is enough to cover of what they did in the past and continue to do all the bad things later.

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      Now you have Chinese + Tamil kings again after Tamil king-Bandaranayake. SLFP was only party that produced Tamil kings. This time they produced Chinese+Tamil kings.
      This is Sinhala modayas’ proud history

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    How do “Betrayals” and “Blunders” are committed? It all happen when a person is “Deceptive” and of “Low Moral Character”. When “Betrayals” are the motivational instincts, it is natural to make “Blunders”. This was clearly demonstrated at the time “FCID” the new wing of the Police to investigate “Frauds and Corruption was established. That whole process was “Wilfully” and “Directionally” managed to help out most of the “Buddies” in company and we saw how that whole exercise was allowed to”Collapse” betraying the 6.2 million voters, who gave a clear mandate to rope in and punish the corrupted. This happened in all matters, such as the “19th Amendment”; setting up of “Independent Commissions”; appointment of “Presidential Commissions” and those reports “Intentionally” kept in cupboards gathering dust (16 reports) . If you are to examine the actions of these two leaders for the last 4 1/2 yeras in office, anyone could see that the “Betrayals” and “Blunders” were well “Directed” and with a “Purpose”. That speaks, so much for their own respective “Moral Character”.

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      Nikum Sira and Ranil. partners in crime.

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      If people are uneducated, they can easily make more blunders.
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      See, Sirisena as a President how he behaved even if he never respected anything what he himself said to the nation. Like for example, if Ranil would become PM, he would never stay an hour as the president, but the bugger, with his tail hidden behind rear legs, did it by December 2018 remember ?:
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      Rajakashes has no shame at all, he allowed SIRISENA to make him a PM for a FAKE style govt..that di dnot even last 52 days…. so the bugger too should be very like STUPDIER right:: but blind being power hungry… unlike any other world leaders… that would seek pension or retirement after serving two terms….
      : even tribal leaders in today s africa would not behave like these ballige puthas that the motherland srilanka has produced to ruin us.

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    It is British guardian Tabloid News and Islamic propaganda. Creator is the Greatest. Bull crap. I here, Rishad Bathiuddin and the gangs are upset they were not part of it yet. IT is rishad’s gang of thieves who imported rotten rice to the SATHOSA and was working for Foreign special interest groups.

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      Well said.

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    These news are all Crap. The Breaking news is Mahinda chinthanaya is back and is kicking in full.

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      JD
      What is the chithanaya hung onto the power until his last day,this man is disgraceful.we have Seen how he eager to be back door PM,this fellow is Tripathi devotee just hijacking and fooling the budhism.
      Even now he has campaign for his brother,he has won so better take the back seat,
      But one thing for sure is WE have PM and prez forever

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    GOTHAPAYA AND SLPP may have won this election with very big margin one can’t see the future of UNP-DNF is very bleak.when its come to parliament elections there will be a big fight for nomination between SLFP AND SLPP. in fighting will play a big roll in the results.see kandy district fight has already started with appointment of 15 ministers.there will not be a big fight in UNP as it is for nominations.if UNP candidates and supporters can work together as a team with out fighting for MANAAPE the UNP can win considerable no seats.RIGHT NOW THERE IS A SYMPATHY WAVE can be noticed among people and if SAJITH AND UNP stop infighting and work as team THE FUTURE OF UNP WILL NOT BE THAT BAD UNDER MANAAPE VOTING SYSTEM.

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    Poor understanding of the ground situation. Not their blunders,but the corruption,deception,selling national asests,lack of vision,too much politicitation of all public intitutions are a few.UNDF was a failure in toto.

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    It is better for all minorities abandon their communally oriented parties and join the mainstream parties which have a clear agenda of uniting all Sri Lankans and excluding all parties or groups with racial ideologies.

  • 9
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    I call out your Bovine excrement. AFTER the Easter terrorist bombs by Jihadi fanatics from Sri Lanka, people became sick and tired of a frankly incompetent regime which was corrupt too. I am glad your Muslim party arseholes lost this time. People who jumped before 2015 to the UNP led coalition got plum posts. This time they got fucked. Extinguish your parochialism in your Muslim community. You failed to be kingmakers this time. Blame the Islamic Saudi WAHABI Aping backward Clowns as to why people turned against the UNP. Also corruption.

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    You prove your hatred but dismissing a trip to a Holocaust museum because of Palestine. Fact is over 6MILLION jews were slaughtered by Nazis because of their ethno-religion. I have been to Yad Vashem in Israel. to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC, and one in another country. Stop spewing horseshit because the US in fact. through Assembly of God man actively worked to defeat MR because of America’s Sino-Phobia. Ask EW how much money the US gave the UNP and how US helped train journalists on savvy use of social media like Facebook for propaganda.

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      Good about Western countries. specially Canada, US and most Europeans, they are civilised. their politically side is not that good when it comes to other countries. This the problem Western countries have, but they are civilised. They accepted me with kindness and helped me. And as a child, I did not get that treatment in my own country. OF cause, Sri lanka have big bogus patriots.
      Also, generally speaking, I can travel free in US, Canada and Europe with no fear and for example, in case run out of money, there are plenty of people to help. In this case, Israelis or Jews are same. Another thing that I admire is Canadian, American and European are patriotic.
      They love their country, history, culture and people. They do not have political warfare or take revenge like in Sri lanka or third world countries. Look at current hearing in US. can Sri lanka ever have hearing like that for corruption?
      Conversely, Arabs countries will never accept me. When think about Arab and some Muslim countries how they treat children and ladies, it scares me to death. Also, see how they treat workers. Many cases worker come from poor countries are beaten to death including non Arab Muslims
      .

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        Yes, Sri Lanka can. The problem in Sri Lanka is citizens like you are traitors!
        Also, you speak of ‘Third world’ like it is a bad thing: 3rd world means NON-ALIGNED, 2nd world means socialists and 1st world means Capitalists (aka tax slaves). Ranil was trying to make Sri Lanka a pseudo-1st-world being GREEDY for George Soros’ money. Thank God all that madness is over. The 1st world will NEVER be able to take away our PROUD THIRD WORLD STATUS!

        We also love our country and our history. The only problem Sri Lanka has is COLONIALISM. Sri Lanka is a GENUINELY wealthy country. We do not need to be a CASH BROKERAGE (glorified money changer) or steal resources from other countries!

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          You said I am a traitor because I rejected bonus leaders in Sri Lanka? Your patriotism and my patriotism is different. You Communists are Tamil tigers support.ers. You socialist s joined the western countries and UN and supported Tamil tigers. You bogus patriots betrayed our great grand parents in Kandy and killed Ahalapola children and promoted Tamil.
          You bogus socialist never talked one world against western countries when they have been supporting Tamil tigers for 30 years.. I bravely depended Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was dependents by villages boys like us.,but not by Bogue sinhalase who stole Sinhalese names during colonial period.

          I don’t give than about any of your leaders who brought to Sri Lanka by colonialists.

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          hay socialists explain to me to me traitors like give me sum examples. In return, I tell you who you are.

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    Looks like this man is upset that the muslims couldn’t hold Gotabaya hostage to communal politics. Oh btw. Gota WON BERUWELA

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    British Bastar*s Corporation and Alajazeera have started their anti-Rajapakse mud-slinging campaign in full swing.
    A Demala guy who appeared in Aljazeera told that 70,000 civilians were massacred by Rajapakses. The white guy who was interviewing did not bother to ask whether there are any solid evidences to support that. Dumb ahole journalists.

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      Why Rajapaksas have “Tamil” in their family? Can Rajapksas be trusted? Next, Rajapksas are descendants of Chinese, and Will they dismantle 99-year-lease of Sri lanka harbor?
      after 99 years, rajapkasas’ families will be big and sri lanka’s south automatically become “Tamil and Chinese province”.
      Also. Rajapakses will help more Tamil to settle in Colombo and Sri lanka automatically will be gone to Tamil Tigers.
      Other question is RANIL.W AND TIGER leaders ARE ALSO, relatives of rajapaksas.

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        jayt

        Sure your IQ must be 140 like gon Amaarasiri

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        How do you know they’re Chinese? Any examples? As far as we know they’re Javanese people from Malaysia. Just because you intermarry doesn’t mean you’re tiger.

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      Stop; Mahinda Pala AKA ultra racist from DOWN( ballige putha always callign Tamil as Demala). How dare you continue doing so? just because barbarians have been back to power, meaning not that you can do anything and everything against the minority brothers. I am born sinhalaya, but I stood by Sajitha and Anura. I am not into abusive poltiics, but we wanted Rajakashe rascals be away from lanken mainstream politics. My wish is, RAJAAKSHE siblings be punished by god sooner than later for all their tricks being applied abusing the vulnerable mind set in my home country.

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    Gotabaya Rajapakasa polled by 7 million votes because of that not ONLY that betrayal of MS and RW , election the defeated of Sajith P…for having key Three Reasons are behind that;
    1 ) Rampage of corruptions initiated by UNP led Ranil Wicks , Deputy P..of Sajith , Minister and Members of Parliment . Which is that including so-called unholy alliance of partners of TNA, JVP, Muslim Congress , Muslim Ministers and Member of Muslim in Parliament . …and UP country of Tamil-political parties and their corny families of that Tamil Minsters as well.
    The unprecedented corruption
    was/ is beach of “good governance” by 2015 Jan 8th regime led by Mathraipala Sirisean of Prze and Chandarake Banadarake Kumaranatung of Tamil Federalist of SLFP’s.

    2 All in all Prime-Minister and Sajith of DL ,Minsters are involved of Frauds, and Scandals large scale that including Central Bank Bond scam by Ranil Wicks and his clique as well Footnote clique of Minister also nexus to CB Bond scam .
    Why not that misused tax payers funds even Sajith was engaged as Minister of Housing. They breach” Rule of Law” in Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka.

    3 The name of “Good governance” and” Rule of Law” was promised by UNP regime was purely installed by USA,UK, EU and JAPAN.These Western Nations has discard of moral values of governance of capitalism. While they encourage of material support that UNP regimes during last 5 years. What they promised range of set of policies betray . It go beyond that has breach social-contract of with public by Regime of that puppets of MS RW and CBK .

    Ours Nation become bankruptcy and an Island become lawless . The system of governance of democracy replace by Islam Terrorism. State of Island has been paralysis. Key pillar of RIGHT Vote of very foundation of ours function of democracy has been disorder by UNP that Sajith-Ranil leadership.!@

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      Then what about coptic christians in egypt; christians, hindus, sikhs and parsis in pakistan; hindus and buddhists in bangladesh; christians in nigeria, sudan and eritrea; kenyan christians frequently attacked by bocko haram; maronites,melkites,greeks, armenians, syriacs continualy discriminate in lebanon which used to be country for arab christians in 1920 when it created; zoroastrians, bahais and jews in iran; christians and druzes in syria, assyrian christians and yazidis in iraq, kashmir pundit hindus in kashmir valley; samaritans and christians in palestine where jesus even born; christians and buddhists in indonesia; and let’s not forget greek, armenian, and assyrian genocides by ottoman turkey in early 20th century; israel along with pakistan two countries that that created by british Imperialists in mid 20th century became disaster to the world, both countries which created in racial and religious lines shouldn’t be established in first place pakistan became birthplace (peshawar) and hotbed of modern global jihad, and israel became total problem in region and world, while you people continualy criticize, defame and curse israel you praises pakistan where minorities prosecuted by so-called blasphemy laws, pakistan public and mullahs gathered and demand death of poor woman called asia bibi who is christian who is accused of insult muhammad while in sri lanka abdul razik, the leader of sltj clearly insulted buddah but no one demand his blood, britishers created two of the most troublesome countries in the whole world but to one is evil and other one is great this clearly shows your hypocrisy, when you are minority you will ask for Secularism, freedom of religion, democracy; but when you majority you will impose theocracy, authoritarianism and blasphemy laws; almost all muslim countries governrs by religion except for few, but when non muslim country follow that path hell will break loose, as buddhist

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        In war time, if these thing happen , we can’t stop, but in a social issue, somebody take revenge on somebody base on religion or race, it is complete in human. I know there are millions Pakistanis who have been immigrating millions into rich Christian west in 50s, 60s, 70s, 80, 90s 2000s and up until now and enjoyed all benefits. Same with Arabs. I won’t say they are bad.
        In the case of Sri lanka, I never sympathised with Christian group who were low cast Buddhists when they converted Christianity by Portuguese because they still carry original low caste hatred and that is why they have been trying to overthrow Buddhist government or try to change constitution.

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      I have no idea where you live…. but if you studied it size of corurption in UNP is thousand times lesser than that of Rajakshes families that abused the state for no reasons.
      The reason why the folks have been squezed today are not because of UNPrs but because of Rajaksehs debts that they made on higher interest rates during their tenurs. These are facts.
      But all these have been spread in favour of Rajaksehs and disadavantageous of Ranil politics. Two or more channels became headline makers of the day, but with LIES.
      :
      Bond scam became their head line news, but the size of bond scam is 1/100000 of the the all scam that made huge losses to the state by Rajaksehs.
      These are provable facts but for Sirisena
      ‘s failure to bring that to courts led the country from frying pan to fire.
      THat was no means okay. Sirisena would have been hung as a dead SWINE if this would have been the case in a western country. He instead betrayed the mandate, as no other.
      The bugger should be hung today for all the high abuses he has deliberately made during his presidency.

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        I live in Canada and my family members have been traditionally members of UNP party, never jump parties. My family have been targeted by Mrs Bandarnayakes’ party ever since it was founded. Also, We were not involved in big politic and a regular village family. However, my great grant parents were killed by British. Many of my family members were Buddhist monks throughout history.
        I cannot stand anybody attack on my grant parents or ancestors or our history. Who attacked us? It was British and their decendents at first for more than 20 years. Jews started it lately after they started to lose their connection to Sri lanka. US did not personally attacked us, but they were not honest toward us. I believe because they want to attract Indian. I connote say US Character could have been different if there were no Jews influence in US.
        U.S and British have been dishonest towards everybody whether you are friendly no friendly. it is the same with other European countries including Canada. My statement is same. It doesn’t matter whether I live in North America or nearest solar system Alpha Centauri. I still be a Singhalese and stand by my statement.
        I cannot allow British or anybody who killed our great great grant parents again and again. British killed them once but cannot allow attack their soul again. I cannot stand it. or anybody repeat the same history.
        Tamil, British and some times Jews used Bandaranaykes to down grade our history or insult our pride. Especially about what happened in Kandyan kingdom as result of corrupted Sinhalese king.
        Second all of them issued physical threat as well as psychological threat over the years through various institutes including UN.

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    GR will fix minority that behave like majority and if minorities behave and assimilate we would not have these issues and unfortunately if minorities behave like a fifth column in SL, we will take you out of the picture .
    Sinhala Buddhist culture that is exploited by the racist tamils and muslims and it will not be tolerated and full force of the state will be used.

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      t is not the minority that is behaving like the majority but the majority that is suffering from an inferiority and persecution complex and behaving like a minority and creating all the problems . You are one of them. Sinhalese Buddhist culture! There is no such thing called Sinhalese Buddhist culture , It is a recent fascist cult . There is Sinhalese and Tamil culture but so such thing called Sinhalese Buddhist or Tamil Hindu culture. Tamils are not racist , may the racist for Sinhalese Buddhist Fascists like you , as for you everything only belongs to the Sinhalese nothing to others. What the Tamils are asking is just and reasonable , it is the Sinhalese who are behaving in a very unjust racist bigoted manner. This island was never the sole preserve of the Sinhalese. The Tamils/Dravidians have a far older history in the island , long before a people called Sinhalese even originated or came along. Large parts of the island was Tamil , solely inhabited and ruled by Tamils . Even many of your so called Sinhalese dynasties, kings and aristocratic families have a Tamil origin. This is why the Kandyan convention is largely signed in Tamil. Many western powers and India is aware of this and know the Tamil demands a just and right . this is why they advocate these. They many not have liked the LTTE and its methods but they know the Tamil demands are just, As the Tamils are an ancient nation in the island who have the same rights as the Singhalese. They also know that Sri Lankan Muslims despite now having a separate identity are in reality recent Dravidian South Indian Tamil immigrants with a dash of Arab and are part of the Tamils , even despite all recent attempt to discard their Tamil identity and Sufi Islam and take on an alien Arab identity and Wahhabism.

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    It is a mess started 1956 by Asgiriya and Malwattha chapters. It is a great problem like Iran Bhikkus are playing politicks. They Betray Buddha’s teaching by playing politicks. Sajith was defeated by the Bhikkus. They are parasite and leech in the society. I wish the entire people voted for Sajith not to give free food to Bhikkus. They should starve they will understand ordinary people hardship.

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      Then what about the ulamas they played politics too.

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    Ranil says the UNP should find a “winning” leader !

    He should have resigned in 1995. Having lost 35 elections , Ranil obviously considers himself a “winning” leader !

    Ranil says he won Jaffna. That is like winning at the UNP working committee, a clueless bunch of bum suckers appointed by himself .

    Ranil’s unprincipled deal with the Tamil party lost the election for the UNP. He promised things to the Tamil parties which he didn’t even consider for 5 years as Prime Minister !

    We are sick of seeing his smug face on TV

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      Bringing in another Tamil and give him a Sinhalese name like in colonial time could make an “excellent winning leader”. or second choice would be Renting or Leasing a Tamil from that popular “socialist” who may have many Tamil relatives who already have Sinhalese name.

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    Mr Farook stop further dividing the relations of minorities. It is the mislead population bombarded with fake news of UNP carried the day. Always government elect had to depend on these racial minority groups to form a government. We should stop political parties based on ethnicity. Let us see what this government can do. give them a chance in good faith

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    VADC

    You got it wrong man.

    Since WWII, it is the Muslims who are at the receiving end thanks to the Manipulations of the Evil Imperialists.

    In 1947, the zionist entity was IMPOSED on Palestine which had an Arab Muslim population of 6o%. 25 years earlier, in 1922, Arab Muslims were 78%. The reduction, percentage-wise, was because of a well planned, large and uncontrolled migration of European Jews which tripled the Jewish population from a mere 11% to 32%. Since the creation of the zionist entity, the Arab Muslims have known nothing but BRUTAL Oppression and Persecution which continues till this very moment. So, the Miserable Suffering of Arab Muslims in Palestine is Unending and older than independent Sri Lanka.

    Iraqi Muslims were the next to suffer as a result of the Imperialist plot with the UN sanctioned invasion in 1991 with millions killed and wounded and many more forced into a life of Misery as Refugees. The most developed Arab country was bombed into stone age by the Brutal Imperialists and Iraq is still Bleeding.

    Next to be invaded was Afghanistan, 10 years later in 2001, in another Imperialist hatched plot sanctioned by the UN.

    Today, the entire Muslim Middle East is in chaos with a lot of blood bath and Immense suffering caused by Scheming Imperialists.

    You also seem to forget what happened to the hundreds of thousands of Rohinghyan Muslims in Buddhist Burma

    And have you heard of millions of Muslims being persecuted right now in Camps in Uyghur in China?

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      But Sri Lankan Muslims are not Arab or Afghan but descended from converted Dravidian Tamil South Indian immigrants. So why are you constantly crying about Arabs and Afghans who have no connection to you , other than the slender thread of Islam and join hands with any person to destroy your own Tamil ethnicity and heritage again in the name of Islam. Why did Islam state to destroy your own language , ethnicity and heritage and worship everything remotely connected to Arabs? I do not see other Muslims like the Malays , Turks, Kurds, Iranians or Pakistanis doing this. These Arabs and Afghans care two hoots for you, even if you are Muslim. They kill and destroy other fellow Muslims in their region . just because they belong to another ethnicity or follow a different form of Islam. You think they will care two hoots about you South Asian Dravidian converts to Islam ? A little bit of Arab amongst a small percentage of Sri Lankan does not make them Arab. You are still Tamils whose religion is Islam . However all you Sri Lankan Muslims have done is betrayed and denied your actual Tamil ethnicity , in the name of Islam and have created a fake Moor , identity ,by falsely claiming to the of Arab heritage. They betrayed their fellow Tamils from the word go to the Sinhalese for petty political gains. With funds from the Gulf Arabs, they even tried to Arabise themselves and steal Tamil lands , especially in the east , where they arrived as refugees a few centuries ago. Even when they targeted Christians and Christian churches , they carefully and largely targeted Tamil Christians and not the Sinhalese Christians. The Sinhalese encouraged them to claim all these fake origins and identities.

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        Siva,
        At this election the Muslims have voted with Tamils
        So I am sure they may have realised the Tamil Heritage after all.

        Blood is thicker than water no?

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        Siva, Lanka Muslims speak Tamil as their native language. No one chooses their native language- their language is a feature of their race. So there’s no doubt that Muslims are originally ethnic Tamilians. But when Sinhala people rioted against Muslims in 1915, the leader of the Tamilians, Rambonathan Poorandbailing officially sided with the Sinhala rioters and he went to London to speak on behalf of the rioters and against the Tamil Muslims. This was the official Tamil position. So even if Lanka Muslims are ethnic Tamilians by blood, the Tamilians don’t consider Muslims to be their own people.

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    Three cheers to democracy.
    Although people in SL don’t have much of a choice when it comes to the quality of candidates
    still we can choose.

    That is a good thing.

    Compared to China, Saudi Arabia, North Koria this is a GREAT previlage that we enjoy
    Thanks to the British who introduced Deocracy to SL.

    Hope more genuine canididates with good educational background and talent come forward as candidates in the Future.

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      Although your comment is great, it is flawed. The people have elected a great person. The requirement was a non-career-politician, educated and worldly – they got it in GR!

      The rest is BLACK PROPAGANDA!

      The British may have introduced a version of divide-and-rule ‘democracy’, but, I believe, this election perfected it.

      Democracy is about the ‘peoples’ choice. Somehow people like Mr. Latheef and the pro-democracy (and possibly George Soros funded) media are unable to accept the choice of the majority. Just because their choice lost they find fault with it… Just like the SAME MEDIA is unable to accept the Trump victory and Brexit referendum.

      Get my point?

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        Tony D
        52% of the people has chosen the best of the few choices available.
        please don’t get too carried away friend.

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    Moslems are engaged in the ultimate deception to endear themselves to Gotaby and Sinhalese now that their overt and covert methods to elect a Moslem loving, politically inept , anti Kaffir have failed. Beware of this deception. They will take ten steps when Gotaby takes one step, and often times those steps are done in bed, to make more and more Moslem children. They realize that this easy method, which is sheer number based democracy nonsense, will get them to the target withour firing a gun. THey will bring the guns later, once the subjugated Kaffir is no longer able to resist the economic, political and social power of Islam. That day is coming soon to Lanka, perhaps as early as 2030 when the age groups of under 20 is majority Moslem. I appeal to Lankan Kaffirs, particularly Sinhales, to not rest on the election of Gotaby, but enforce measures to curb the unnatural growth of Moslems, by taxation and other means, as soon as possible. A 100% tax for all those Moslems who go for the third child and beyond, called social equilibrium tax or something appropriate while rewarding the Kaffirs for every child and taking the costs upon the government to raise the sons of the soil for upto their 18birthday or employment, whichever come first, patriotic measure such as volunteering to preserve heritage places, engage in organic agriculture, etc. should be highly rewarded. Education emphasizing technology while not forgetting important areas such as the history of the Lankan people, their legends and heroes, should be made the widely accessible to the Kaffirs, while Moslem fanatic Madrasas should be banned completely. A total moratorium on building mosques, and total ban on veiling, grotesque, menacing beards, etc. must be implemented. Violators should be horse whipped and their properties taken over by the State.

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      CT!
      How much longer are u going to give a platform to this hate-spewer? What are the limits? Dont we have enough trouble-makers — to put it mildly — of our own? Or is CT going to adopt Mark Zuckerberg’s policy re Facebook which has led to Jewish actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen saying: “Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads for ‘final solution’.”

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        When Fonseka does not like something it becomes hate speech. And Fonseka wants to ban such written thoughts because Fonseke doesn’t like it. In the semi-literate tagraggery that Fonseka belongs to, perhaps all agirprop Fonseka and Fonsekas people dislike is easily banned. I hope CT maintains its support for free speech in spite of such obvious intolerance.

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        Hypocrite

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        Manel,
        Unfortunately, CT does not care much about the post contents all these weeks.
        :
        I happened to read a post sent by that ASYLUM SEEKer Perera from Toronto yesterday. He had been racially attacking our good ” SINHALA MAN”.
        :
        The kind of posts should not be permitted on CT if we at all intend the platform is exclusively for dignified readers/commenters.

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        Well said M/s. Manel Fonseka. This guy’s Venomous outbursts against Muslims is simply Disgusting. High time CT Banned this Vicious Hate monger.

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      It is time for Srilankan muslims to realise the truth and reality of the Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism. So far Muslims played opportunistic politics supporting the Sinhala governments against oppressing Tamils for ministerial posts. Everyone respects their mother tongue but muslims betrayed their tongue. If they don’t realise now both Tamils and Muslims will be wiped out by Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists. Get together and work together for North East merged political unit to save guard the Tamil speaking community.

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      Absolutely true man.

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      Jay Chambers – Very good plans, if executed, boom.. SL beats the USA in 5 fiver years under Gota’s leadership.
      .
      –See, I read this from a reliable source too:
      Researchers found that the IQ of children adopted at birth, and strongly correlated with biological parents. Intelligence in the people is due to genetics

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      I think J Chambers is a white South African who wants to promote Apartheid in our beautiful Lanka. There’s no way any Sri Lankan can be as evil as him

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    I have the satisfaction of using CT comments calling upon MY3 + RW combine to act as a team in reposing the confidence we placed on them in 2015. Further I called upon to mend their ways in the aftermath of the local government elections. Now an entire article appears virtually saying the same thing in general. BUT THE PAST IS GONE. YES! WE WERE CHEATED. Now there is no point in cutting chopping analysing the votes but look for the future. The philosophy is to support for the good and oppose for the bad and space must be built to voice that opposition if the need arises. So far so good. If we have the space to give a different opinion to that of the powers that may be that is the basics of the basics in terms of human rights.

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    Buddhist are good at shooting themself in their face. Ungrateful buggers, the largest foreign exchange earners are from Middle East, if Muslims are attacked, there will be repercussions, government actors or other wise. I hope Gota and gang realizes this before they start a racist campaign,

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    Maithri-Ranil’s Betrayals & Blunders Helped Rajapaksas To Return To Power

    *** Not quite. The only betrayal was not punishing the War Criminals and both were partners in that restpect. But the Electorate voted for the Paksas because they they wrongly thought Sajith would the Tamils some rights which will never happen wthout INDIAS push . 52 % are hardcore Racists

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    Muslims should stop braging about our locals employed in middle East,
    Few small segment have good there , especially our poor House maids from all ethnicities have a very hard time , especially the young mothers who have to leave their young children back , I wish the writer and everyone else stop using this disgraceful card .
    I am ashamed that we have to send our poor women to earn foreign exchange under such miserable conditions and also heartbroken
    to see people using them as tools.
    Please leave those poor souls out.
    I wish a day will dawn soon that these women can return and live with dignity .
    And Muslims should know better if Arabs will ever give a damn about what happens to Muslims here , we need to stop living in delusion .

    If they did not care about fellow Arabs and who had to risk their lives to go to Europe walking hundreds of miles , will they care for rafeeks and Hindis- like us ?.

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    Mr. Latheef,

    Respectfully, You like other, so called, ‘international media’ seem to be ‘hell bent’ on taking away the credit from the people who voted H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the man himself. He is the Executive President of Sri Lanka!. In my opinion the problem is with the Muslims and Tamils who are racists and bigots (and traitors?) and vote in consort according to the will of the TNA and SLMC ‘leadership’.

    What did people like Rauf Hakeem, A.H.M. Fowzie, etc do after the Church Bombings. It was nothing but a charade (a pantomime) with their bogus resignations, committees, etc…

    Then when the UNP said that ALL Tamils and Muslims are voting with (my mutual friend) Sajith, the SLMC did not make any statements against it. Even the TNA told all Tamils of N.E. to vote Sajith (as was told to me by a person).

    I am Roman Catholic, I know Mr. Hakeem somewhat personally. I also know Muslims and Tamils in Colombo who voted with H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    The UNP lost their block vote/seats – that is why they all resigned! They got the message. The people who voted with GR are sick of TREACHEROUS and SELF SERVING politicians (opinion).

    GR could not have won with only the Buddhist vote. Close to 1.5 million Christians voted with GR. Many Colobmo Tamils who do not want another LTTE war and have to pay ‘Kappam’ to the LTTE also voted GR.

    But due to the FOLLY of the SELF-SERVING TNA and SLMC their ‘true spots’ were shown to peace loving Muslims and Tamils.

    The SLMC, TNA has gone the same way the LTTE has gone.

    I will end by quoting Mr. Donald Trump: ‘There are no minorities in U.S.A. – we are all Americans’.

    “THERE ARE NO MINORITIES IN SRI LANKA – WE ARE ALL SRI LANKANS”

    So, please first profess allegiance to Sri Lanka and not another country. Please stop the ‘BLACK PROPAGANDA’!

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      Man….Where were you before the Election?…
      _
      I was wondering how the hell Nanadesena can score 7 Million, when the total Sinhala Buddhist vote in Lankawe is only 10 Million..

      Someone else has mentioned a Third Force, which some Colombo Ellite were pushing before the Election and were promoting Nagananads first , and then JVP Prince as the second choice.

      JVP Prince couldn’t score even 4 % .
      Even if they got half of that 1,5 Mil which Tony has mentioned ,they could have saved the Prince’s Deposit.

      Wonder what happened to all Clean Nagananda, the First Choice
      I heard from a close buddy down under, that the total collect of Nangananda was 130 Million in Ruppiahs,

      Now there seems to be a more realistic third Force with Uncle Karu getting the UNP Boss job as a compromise between Dr Ranil;s Elite , Anglican , Vellala Faction & Keselwatta Kid’s Dalit Faction which are at WAR , about the Election Funds , Secret Deals with the TNA , Wahabi Parties and even Corruption..

      Can it be the Third Force?. .
      Or Is it the same old UNP with a bit of metamorphism ?.

      But the most important is Mr Farook’s peoples position .
      And their SLMC Leder Hakeem ‘s latest announcement.
      Mr Hakeem says he is now rethinking about his MOU with Dr Ranil and waiting to see how the next Election is panning out.
      How Cool.

      But I don’t think the TNA is in to that sort shifting the Goal Posts.

      In fact they are now more determined than ever to establish Eelaam , according to their Leader Abraham’s latest announcement.

      It was all Sinhala Buddhists who elected Nandasena . And it is totally unacceptable.
      And it is a dangerous situation which is not good as far as the West is concerned, in his opinion.

      Wonder what Abraham and his mates are thinking?..

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    People are too much up to the brim with toxic hate , they are programmed to believe that the Abaya, headscarf , the beards , the call for prayer come let’s pray one group adds come to sucess while the other adds come lets do good work and their diet of the Muslims are the demons , a very successful deviation.
    I really wonder if the people are aware how many dangerous criminal organizations have cropped up .
    It will paralyze one if they knew.
    It’s no more terrorism or drugs .
    It’s something you will not be able to even imagine.
    I must admit That (I will not call him Gota anymore , not fear but common curtisy )
    Mr.President is honestly the only man we have today who commands total respect from armed forces , Police and people.
    Everyone need to realise it .
    It is going to be The Rajapashe government for at least next 10 to 20 years .
    We may not enjoy to much of freedom and tomuch of freedom. had blinded us for the last five years and the Country is in a mess.

    We still are fortunate enough to have a Man who can fix it.
    Believe me , a lot of past government MPS are going to join the Pohotuwe camp in 2020 general election.
    The day I heard The President talk of the blue economy and the solution to the Garbage , I understood this man knew what he is talking about and also he is well equipped to do what has to be done..

    Muslims should listen to Ali Sabry and stop being fooled with fear and ask Ali Dabry to take over and vote for him , the man is young and a good Lawyer , he had to be good to be hired by Mr.President
    Let’s ,let go the past and move on.
    The President and his team has a gigantic task to do.
    He will deliver.

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      Apologies. Not Dabry .Meant to day Sabry.

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    The author of this article seems to think that only the Muslims are the victims of Sri Lanka. Everyone other than a Sinhala Buddhist suffers in Sri Lanka and even mentioned something about defeating terrorism. I suggest you look back sir who created terrorism. It was terrorist acts of the governments that produced Prabakaran and the consequent civil war. The current President has got to go a long way to appease the Tamils of Sri Lanka.

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