26 July, 2017

Maithripala Sirisena Is NOT The World’s Best President

President Maithripala Sirisena was adjudged ‘the World’s Best President’ over the weekend but here’s the thing – he is NOT and the news item is bogus!maithripala-sirisena-fake-website

At first glance when you click on the website above you would think the article is published on the highly reputed Guardian newspaper website, but on closer inspection you will realize that the website is in fact Guard1an with a ‘1’ and not Guardian with an ‘i’.

The article has received at least 10,000 likes with several unsuspecting Sri Lankans also going on to congratulate and criticize Sirisena in the comment section. The story however is entirely bogus although it carries a statement supposedly given by Sirisena himself.

The website says that Sirisena was adjudged as the world’s best president by a Technical Committee made up of experts from reputable International Civil Service Organizations and think Tanks.

The story claimed that there has been ‘rapid development’ since he assumed office in January 2015.

On investigation, it was found that the website carried many similar articles like this since August. For example, apart from Sirisena, the Presidents of Cyprus, Botswana, Ethiopia, Zambia, Philippines, and Tanzania among others have been adjudged ‘World’s Best President.’

The Guard1an website is registered to a US address and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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    The comical expression “..Sirisena HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED” lets the trick down. This is more likely Singlish that now one sees increasingly in the local English media, where the standard of English is crumbling down.
    Will some responsible unit connected with the Presidential Secretariat have the strength to disown this sheer outrage.

    Rumad

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      See the idiots who attack him this way- seem to know nothing but to be against..

      Yesterday itself made a good record, if MR was the invitee – would have taken 250 men and women pleasing and appeasing them abusing the chance – but also abusing srilanken airline for the scheduled 5 day-entourage.
      But this valuable man of the nation s delegation was less than a dozen.

      That is all because as an asturity measures for the nation.

      IN eUROPE people laughed more at MR and his delegations, criticising to death the way the man behaved.. today, the new regime has to bear the costs of his jolyful life….in billions…

      But current duo cant even talk on the loans left by MR, since they have given pay hikes to all as assured.
      With lower income to the country, to pay loans, and pay salaries have made become a burden to this day. Loans and high profile money laundering incidents -related allegations levelled at Mahinda Rajapakshe will be investigated sooner than later, by going through a system… that we are all believing… like the case with Duminda Silva Conviction, all these will succeed. jaya niyathai.

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      Who ever the Low grade, or the Low IQ ‘ d moron who published the article need to be garlanded for being the
      ” Best in the Modaya Group of Journalists / Best in the Modaya group Of News Web.”

      To judge the Best in Presidency or PM are always judged on their performance at the end of their term, or after their term or on their demise , Certainly not after a year in office.

      Donkeys with no Brains leads the Donkeys with no Brains of Raja Pissa support camp.

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      He’s yet to fulfil what he told the visiting IFRC Chief on 03.03.2016:

      ”Speaking with the Secretary General, the President said whenever people talk of reconciliation, the international agencies and communities rush to former conflict areas in North and East seeking reconciliation among the people. He said that the reconciliation must come from the people not due to inducement from outside.
      President Sirisena pointed out that the decision to allow the singing of National Anthem in Sinhala and Tamil at the last Independence Day came in for criticism from a substantial section of the people.

      “This is why it is necessary to change the mindset of the people in the South. This is why reconciliation should be inculcated in the minds of the people in the South, mainly in the elderly people. The younger generation is not that much interested,” he said.”

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    RE: Maithripala Sirisena Is NOT The World’s Best President

    “President Maithripala Sirisena was adjudged ‘the World’s Best President’ over the weekend but here’s the thing – he is NOT and the news item is bogus!”

    He is not the Worst president wither, unlike Mahinda Rajapaksa and Richard Nixon..

    Nobody wants, Mahinda Rajapaksa, except for low IQ Fools, Modayas and Mootals.

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      Amare,

      Feel sorry for you mate. Take a deep breath and relax for a while as otherwise you may get a heart attack.

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      Feeling the pain eh???

      It shows! Careful! LOL!!!

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    And it’s not even April 1st!!!

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    The news certainly is bogus. My3 is not the best president or for that matter not even a mediocre one. My3 has done some things that are good however the bad still is overwhelming. Corrupt politicians make the backbone of his government and continue corrupt practices. Besides that the crooks and murderers from the previous government who refused to join My3’s cabinet are roaming free. The utterly corrupt practice of duty free permits to politicians at the cost of the ordinary citizen has been continued by My3. The police service under his presidency are still in their thuggish best. The pathetic judiciary that MARA handed to My3 still continue to be a joke. The economy is stagnating and the list goes on and on.

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      Why should he be the best – since all records made by his predecessor was beyond all ethics and morals.

      Those who could google and see it – knew very well, even ashamed to call the nationality if just belong to lanka.
      Today, Mr Sirisena and Premier PM have been cited by many for their politics. Interinationally they have been recognized no means comparble to the blemished added by Rajakshes kalliya.

      Those who comment proxy Rajapakshe are either sick or in the process of beocming demencia.

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    Yeah.. and we need a headlined article on CT to tell us that?????!!!!!!!

    Where do these people who celebrated this “achievement” of Sira live anyway!!! Jeez!!!

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    World best in good company as well.

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    He may not be the World’s best President as of now. He is barely one and a half years in office. So far he has battled through many internal and external issues which were not of his making and has come out unscathed and MUST be admired for that. He has the humility the courage the fortitude and the strength to bring Sri Lanka out of the morass that his predecessor took us into. So give him time.

    I for one would like to see him succeed, not so that he could become the World’s best President,which he may do in the process, but that we Sri Lankans could hold our collective heads up in the world’s stage and truly say we are proud to be SRI LANKANS.

    So best of luck to him in all his endeavours

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      And you believe in ELDARADO as well. We should be proud be good humans not because Sri Lankan.

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    CT
    You are a spoilsport.
    Why not let people have some fun for a little longer?

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      My thoughts exactly! Laughed and laughed watching yahapalian idiots share and “like” this news on FB..:)))

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        @Words

        Unable to fathom your point.
        If you’re too smart and laughing your belly out I wonder why you still repeating your moronic comments here .

        It applies to other Smart Ass Aleks too here .
        Trying to be the Smart Ass Alek here on CT.
        Go and laugh with your idiotic Jara Pissas.

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          Not surprised that you are unable to fathom !!.. after all it would seem you did believe the article to be true.. that itself shows your IQ.. or lack of it! :)))

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        Words, at least this makes you “laugh and laugh”, but when your patron was in charge there was more crying than laughter in the country.

        We’ll count our blessings (relatively speaking, of course)!!!

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    Who cares.

    If he is not the best President, he can be classified as a good, nice, understanding, humble etc. President.

    He is not classified into the club of Bad Presidents.

    Where does former President Mahinda Percy Rajapakse stand if an assessment is done on former President. Will you judge him by his bribed doctorate in Lumumba University.

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      Exactly manike… you are spot on.
      A country until 2014, was compared to a living lybia/North korea, turning to a best secured place for the tourists and investors too. … that alone causes any one to change their attitudes once had been on the island.

      Former Prez would have been assessed by his devious tricks being played on anyone go against him… and being an alleged murderer to high profile cases reported to this date.

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        Former can be assessd considering his devious nature and the manner being carried out today in Buddhist temples….. his real colours are not known to any average men yet.

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    Why pick on HIM? Incidentally HIM can stand for His Imperial Majesty. It was HE who called his predecessor as “Maharajano”. This kind of showering praise is the beginning of the downfall.

    Any man with an iota of common sense knows that the current regime is viable as long as a group of SLFPers and UNPers are working together and for that to take place the existence of Maithripala Sirisena is paramount. No MY3 means the entire current group of SLFPers currently with the Government will join hands with the others, again for their existence. Therefore if we are interested in not to have another Jarapassa regime, we have to see to that MY3 and RW combine survives.

    In the name of Yahapalanaya all the steps that ought to be followed to do anything are followed. [No criticism but a praise.] As a result there are delays. Hence it is a downright lie to say that there is “rapid development” since 2015. All that is said to give credence to their judgement. If this fictitous website also showered similar praise to heads of other territories are we to take that those heads are also targeted for a regime change?

    While I would choose MY3 + RW combine in preference to Jarapassa, I know that both the groups must face realities and domestic compulsions. As a result both the groups cannot dance to the tune of various “political secretaries” of Ambassadors of certain countries in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a sovereign democracy and we have elected this group for a period of 5 years from the date of their election. Nobody should try a regime change at this stage.

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    its hilarious that Colombo Telegraph is even reporting this as a news report… specially how its referring to My3s fake quote…! Guard1an is well known for its comical/satirical news reports for the sake of comedy. Just how there are similar ones like the newscurry and The Onion… Colombo Telegraph, You are only making a joke of yourself by trying to debunk news satire websites :D :D :D And i feel sorry for the guys who has taken this so serious and making stupid comments as well!

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    he is not the best president.he is not the worst president,but he is our president.Apey president.apey miniha.

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      Ape miniha had been abused by Mahinda Jarapakshes. So when talking about Mr Sirisena please let s be away from the term.

      Ape miniha our man was appointed by MR see in the following cases

      1) Unlernt Royal Astrolodger had 5 or more director posts as revealed in the Sannasagla interview held with Sumandasa… he had earlier been rotten in a village retail business.. no whatsoever credentials he could claim to bear director posts

      2) Each and every embassy across the globe, only Apemniha had been appointed directly by MR – just without thinking twice. DJ had got problems, but neglected … as usual.. all other high men knew it, but were kept with the perks being offered to them… that continued

      3) Entire parliament was like a ghost house by end of 2014 – since Apeminiha got festated, as a wound loose its control in the healing process – since the power intoxicated president did let it go, not caring enough even the alarming issues… best example Aluthgama riots… – basil and other bodige puthas took over his duties… parliamentary talks turned and limited to dining table issues. Further perks were offered to allow that- not caring the billions being abused…
      That is how a president.. not just but so call war won victorious one ended up.

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    my3 pala is not the best president.
    he’s the world’s no1 puppet.
    UK’s oxford university is still researching on how he managed to survive this long without a backbone.

    Rajapaksha got a name “hora” “pawul business” “raja”

    Never in Sri Lanka history a president got a nickname as “hitan” for a president. So he made his history by being the most pathetic president Sri Lanka has ever seen.

    Better kings have fallen for taxing the people, the very 1st reason of out reasons for kings to perish go extinct.

    People dont need education to tax people and call it a good government, any threewheel rider could manage a government in that level of thinking.

    Taxed cars to reduce car, did it reduce any?
    Open your eyes.
    Threw away one fraud to get another fraud.

    This is an unbiased comment.

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      My3 is best president srilanke ever produced. Reason he is the person who relingquish his executive powers empowering parliament. Else, today, nothing would have been seen the way it looks.
      He wanted to continue doing so. But the situation surrounded by him is no easy at all. In the same Party, he has to treat two different groups. People look at him, what he would do etc.. but he is also a human being. His sacrifices a man with all aggression potential not allowing to dicatate anymore is what we experienced on the 8th Jan 2016. He could immmediately dissolve the parliament, but he didnot. How many lives got saved that way- as it was the case after each election, the post election violence were not reported this time. The symbiosis of two gentle thinking personalities came together to build up a consensual govt.
      Had the maja baba/raja/dutugamunu won, they would have been going with street dancing as was the case organized after
      1) ACCORDING to him a war victory against own folks… ridiculous
      2) After CJ Dr SB was sacked by abusing executive powers …. shamlesbugger..

      Today the kind of extravaganza is out of vision – reason, they both dont give priority to SHOW OFF life style. Even the trip being made to UNGA this time, delegation limited to a Dozen or so.
      Had MR been in office over 250 or more were taken on the taxpayers funds as if villagers make their pilgrims to Anradahpura or Polonaruwa… thedifference has been those villagers did it using their own funds… but MR as the head of state thought, tresary was his own pocket… very same was with srilanken.. that was considered as his PRIVAT jet…

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    I also read in the same media that Dayan Jayatilleka is the best President that any country in the world could have had.

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      Hah! Hah! haha!

      Please include the CT House Jokers Supporters like words, Taraki and others too for future Presidents Of SL

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    His position as the best President of the world depends on how he handles the new constitution to the satisfaction of the majority
    and minority communities. Right now he is averaging around 58%
    like President Obama but his final position will be judged only
    at the end of his term, depending on how he performs until then.

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    God only knows how much is paid from the poor Tax payers money to this bogus Organizations to the image building of the President of Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka must understand the dirty politicians dirty works to fool the poor people.

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    he may not be the best president in the world,but he is certainly the guttiest.

    imagine what would have happened to him and his family and extended family members if he had lost.Viva la sirisena,viva la(long live).

    only two men have real courage and backbone in this country and they are sarath fonseka and sirisena.They put their life on line for the country.

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    haha.. the article is about Maithri (and the bogus website article) yet most of the comments are about how bad MR was :D sigh.. wonder if there’d be a country left to call Sri Lanka by the end of this puppet’s tenure. There’d be another civil war if he declares a federal system for the country. this time it will drag the country into bankruptcy

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      wow

      you are underestimating this man the same as mahinda did.This diminutive,humble looking individual has the wisdom and political experience necessary to clean up the rajapakshe mess just as obama cleaned up bush’s mess.

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    How can that Mathripala Sirisena become best President of World?
    Some thing wrong in some where, whom it may concern that is concord news and story make by CIA or RAW ?

    I think that is by products intelligent servers of joint efforts of few power mongers who operated and back by hegemonies power in Indian Ocean countries! New man has been build, who is that unknown to the other part of world of “world best” President!!!!!!!!

    Created by chapter of New Puppet regime centred by MS in the Monsoon politics to eliminated 2600 years of Buddhist civilization state of Lankan by replace USA model of new Colonized by White man politics of “good governances” and “Rule of Law”. New version of US Indian “colonial” governances of Democracy #

    Well known fact that President MS is not belongs to any intelligent politics bloc or belongs to any groups of elites by any wise men and women caucuses in Sri Lankan being function since 1948!.

    MS is poor at reading of any schools thoughts of political classes, parties, he has no knowledge of the roots and origin of Lankan compradors bourgeoisie or he has not reached & approach any English novels or frication and non-frication by reading himself.

    He is ordinary citizens only who pull-out voters by power of giant masses media back by US and India’s-RAW>

    MS is backward elements in politically, he is product of SLFP stooges House of Banadaraker’s clan, that who rule Party(SLFP)by family nepotism since 1959!

    I understood progressive role of national democratic task played by SLFP leadership under the SWRD and SRB which that really appreciated.

    By and large that CBK under SLFP, which of role model of Neo-federalism is the negative result of SLFP since 1994 that under the CBK was act on counter-revolutionary politics by lock stock and barrel aim at suited to served for USA and Indian big bourgeoisie, since 1994 to 2005 and 2015 January 9th up to now!

    It is well known fact MS was /is by products of CBK’s political stream of Neo-Federalism of SLFP line of anti-sovereignty & anti-democracy policies advocated by Sirisena M….since then..

    MS is man having no Independent line of politics from very inception, he was brought over by local and foreign powers that to carry-out their mission in South Asia + Island to achieve and installed US military base in Sri lanka.

    First MS has undertaken task of partition and divide Island for Tamil “Rough regime” that step by step in North Council control by LTTE proxies forces led by C Wignanarism of Tamil chauvinist extremist in North.

    MS is advocating “New Federal” Constitution against Unitary character of Republic of Sri Lankan by aim of division Tamils and Sinhalese into two.

    How is that become leader of World ‘best President’ that he undertake to be divided island the Interest of US power politics, that is why MS most popular leader of USA political basket.

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