9 December, 2021

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Mangala Ties Up Ms Chandrika Over ‘Mr Prabhakaran’

Staunch supporter of Maithripala Sirisena and long time ally and confidante of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Mangala Samaraweera has contradicted the latter’s claim that she referred to LTTE Supremo as ‘Mister’ only in jest, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

Mangala and ChandrikaKumaratunga who drew a lot of flak after referring to the slain LTTE leader as ‘Mister’ Prabhakaran because sections of the Maithripala camp felt this would alienate the Sinhala voter while providing unnecessary ammunition to the Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign, later offered that she used the word in jest. Her relatively soft stance on Prabhakaran invited wild cheers from the crowd. In her explanation, however, she stated that Prabhakaran was a killer. Her less than adulatory description of Prabhakaran was quite in contrast to what she said in Jaffna.

Mangala Samaraweera, meanwhile, has said that the respect shown to ‘the leader of the terrorist LTTE’ who caused her to lose an eye and sought to kill her, was a fine example of Kumaratunga’s adherence to the tenets of Buddhism and the best of Sinhala culture. He was speaking at a rally in Nilwella, Devinuwara on the 1st of January. At no point in his speech did he affirm the claim made by Kumaratunga that she said ‘mister’ in jest or in a sarcastic tone.

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    It is a disgrace the governing party has to resort to this level for their canvassing of votes and it shows their bankruptcy. The campaigners for the common candidate, Maithree, should ignore this and carry out their functions vigourously with only two days left.

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      Chandriks must also tell the Jaffna people that she referred to Prabakaran as Mr:Prabakaran in jest and not to respect him as a gentleman.

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      How do majority SBs call mass murderer and uneducated thug Gnansara who terrorised SL citizens?

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      “It is a disgrace the governing party has to resort to this level for their canvassing of votes and it shows their bankruptcy.”

      Is it the governing party doing its? Is that a way Sinhala Intellectualized explanation?

      I thought the heading was about Mangala, who addressed Thalaivar Piraphakaran, according to some Tamil news circle, as “Your Honorable” when he went as the ambassador to remit the money in behalf of the King.

      The runaway SLFP group supporters in the Colombo University released a poll saying MY3 has 53% of the votes. The external activists’ object is regime change. The internal object is power grab. In this situation Colombo University’s MY3 group has released its opinion as the poll. That is why this fight between CBK and Mangala. Before it is too late, in the internal power garbing competition, the players wants to establish their dominance. Tamils are put as pawns in the game.

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    “Staunch supporter of Maithripala Sirisena and long time ally and confidante of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Mangala Samaraweera”

    Are you people on a self-destruct Mission? What is your IQ? 79?

    http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

    Medamulana MaRa, the Actor, is laughing…and laughing..

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      Bloody fools. They are letting out the conspiracy, aren’t they Amarasiri?

      You have a special corner in hell reserved for you!

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      Mangala and Chandrika,

      Just listen to the Villager…

      http://groundviews.org/2015/01/04/the-2015-presidential-election-a-view-from-the-village/

      The 2015 Presidential Election: A view from the village

      by Bradman Weerakoon – on 01/04/2015

      …..
      ….

      What has been a remarkable change recently in political affiliation after the emergence of Maithripala Sirisena as common candidate, has been the shift of the SLFP elements from Mahinda Rajapakse and the UPFA to Maithripala and the SLFP. Since the date the Election was announced until the 25th of December the only canvassing in the village has been for Maithripala. The highlight of the canvassing effort was a joint UNP/SLFP 30 member large group distributing the common candidates manifesto and 100 day programme. It is noteworthy that the group was composed of the principals of the five schools in the neighbourhood and pradeshiya level political figures. There has been no canvassing by groups supporting Mahinda for President so far. If this village is representative of the low-country Sinhala Buddhist constituency the shift in ‘loyalties’ could presage a major swing in this sector of the Sinhala-buddhist hinterland. But of course there are yet a few days more of campaigning to go.

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        Bradman Weerakoon, A villeger? my foot! A bloody western stooge.

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    This bunch of traitors is a disgrace for Sri Lanka, not only that it’s a disgrace for world politics also. Hope people will give a hard slap on their face so that they will not show their ugly face in public ever.

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      Sadith, are you one those guys who performs fellatio on Mahinda Rajapaksa?

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        [Edited out]

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        hey navin,anyone who does not have your views must be giving fellatio to mahinda.What about you?Sumanasekera must be thinking,though finding it awkward to say so,that you are giving cunninglis to chandrika when your views don’t tally with his.

        Chandrika must be missing those kind of perks now but who knows she might make a comeback and you could take a trip to paradise isle.

        However you will have to wait patiently and get a appointment until Jeevan takes a rest.If your appointment is 10 AM remember to take all the newspapers with you because she will call you at 10 PM.

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        No, Arlene does it for me!

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        Aah, that Fellatio at Rocco’s on the Nawala Road, is a very nice guy who does excellent deep pan. Recommended.

        Apropos ‘Mangala Ties Up Ms Chandrika’, can we come and watch?

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        [Edited out]

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    If one refers to Venerable Somarama Thero, the killer of SWRDB, or, to Reverent Buddharakkitha Thero, who plotted the killing and had the former trained in the use of a handgun, would it be ‘improper’?

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    How much more petty can the regime be? They must be desperate now, and trying to find something negative to talk about, every time the opposition makes speeches. If for one moment they think CBK talks affectionately about the terrorists who blinded her, then they are nothing but idiots. However this is simply politicizing the other side, when they have nothing substantial to talk about. The accusations of corruption, nepotism, and mismanagement, must be hard to deny.

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      This woman is shame for sri lanka, Fomer american presidents never says MR Osama

      Not only that support the chanel 4 video with her son vimukthi

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        kk

        “This woman is shame for sri lanka, Fomer american presidents never says MR Osama”

        Sri Lanka is not USA, MR is not Bush.

        “Not only that support the chanel 4 video with her son vimukthi”

        What do you find unacceptable in C4 Video? Have you watched all three of their telecast? Which part of the programme was objectionable and for what reason?

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        KK – Osama is the 1st name and his last name is Bin Laden, and no one add the prefix MR in front of a 1st name, hence it should be noted that the US President may have addressed him by his 1st name.

        What is this hue and cry about CBK adding the prefix MR to Prabhakaran’s name as he was a male and he should be addressed
        as Mr. Prabhaharan and not miss or Mrs Prabhaharan. South Africa during the apartheid days called Mandela as Mr. Nelson Mandela and in the UN, the UN reps addressed Arafat as Mr. Jasser Arafat,
        including the Israeli camp. It is disappointing to note how low
        some of our people can go.

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    During Prabhakaran’s heyday, certain Tamil columnists and writers used to refer to him in their articles as “His Excellency”.

    So ‘Mister’is nothing!

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    There is nothing wrong in referring to former LTTE Terrorist Leader, Paripaharan, as “MISTER” – especially at a public meting. I wonder how the Rajapaksa’s address KP Pathmanathan.

    The problem is in the (uneducated and uncultured) quality of our present day politicians who have no respect even for their parents.

    Fortunately, Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga is an educated and experienced person who comes from an honorable family. I am sure she was taught from childhood to respectfully address people with titles of “Rev, Mr or Mrs”. She did not hesitate to politely address me as “Mister” when I met her at the United Nations when she was our President. She did not have to. And, she asked me to call her “Chandrika” but I did not. These are courtesies taught by our teachers and parents.

    Even though our military gave the terrorist Paripaharan and his henchmen the dog’s life that they fully deserved, I am proud that Chandrika – in a public meting – referred to the ba$&#8d as “Mister”.

    I am also grateful to Managala Samaraweera for setting the record straight. It is not late for our corrupt, uneducated and uncultured politicians to learn something from our older politicians.

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      It is the background – one has been raised makes him or her civlized cultured educated. From what I have seen sofar, many ministers, mps and all kneel Rajapakshe -and he expects them to do so too.. but not majority of them are allowed to function by their own – as we saw in 70ties and 80ties and 90ties in the country. Those ministerial positions are just out cover of the book only.. they do almost nothing even if BBS or any other radical movement would go against muslim community – for example minister of JUSTICE made no any statements comparably to the manner his counterparts in the west would do. Let alone, indian counterpart would resign being unable to fulfil his or her job, if the respetive ministry failed to deliver. But all along the term of MR, what became distinctive to the people was ONLY MR, GR, BR, NR and others had might to represent the cabinet instead of respective ministers. And even a toilet for a school was opened by the personal mediation of President … not considering the huge sums that wasted just because of his mediation.. but for him … doing that kind of issues by him/direct mediation was above everything.

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      I endorse Mr. Somar Wijayadasa’s decent comments. This is further evidence of the trivia that is at the centre of the vote-securing efforts in the Sinhala South. It is not performance and reason that
      influences the bulk of the Sinhala voter – but anti-Tamil prejudice.
      Add anti-Muslim hatred to that. Any reference to the old cry of Separatism, the Tamil diaspora, Tamil Catholic/Christian priests, the 13th Amendment, Tamilnadu are sure to fire up the inherent venom in most Sinhala voters – who think not rationally but viscerally. The Sinhala South has brought its virtual downfall over the past 6 decades on account of this and, unless something to the contrary happens soon,
      will otherwise perish on account of this.

      CBK does not have to apologise for addressing VP or Rohana Wijeweera as “Mr” and neither has she to apologise if she refers to Buddharakita and Somarama as “Ven. Sirs” I am sure her culture, courtly manners and fine upbringing are such she may even address that unprincipled maniac as “Mr. S.B.” – unowho?

      Kettikaran

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      Perfectly put Mr. Somar Wijeydasa. I too consider it the same.

      It is the basic education and discipline foundation which kicks involuntarily (like reflex action), specially when addressing mass gatherings or in respected forums and public platforms, and this is well within the norm of what we should expect from her inference. Although in modern day disciplines, it is less in use (words Mr. Mrs. Ms.) since the newer generations have different values and standards placed on such titles.

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      Mr.Hitler would have been turning and laughing in his grave had been fortunate enough to have a grave!ain’t it Mr.Somar!

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    There’s nothing wrong with calling a defeated enemy “mister.” It’s a “jest” if you get technical about it, because he was not a good human being.But it’s also polite and Buddhism advocates gentle speech. It’s sensible too, because SL is not going to get over the war, if ethnic groups don’t empathize with each other. Also if ethnic groups don’t band together, we’re not going to win the election either.

    I think it’s great that the opposition is setting an example of good behavior rather than repeating the bad behavior and rude speech that’s become the norm here. Additionally, Tamil people in Jaffna have to work through some stockholm because they were ruled by Prabhakaran for so long. Plus being rude about him would be to deny the real grievances of the Tamil people that started the mess in the first place. Seriously, he’s already defeated, what’s the point in insulting him further? The Sinhala voters are not unintelligent at all. They just have been treated as though they were for a long time. The opposition should continue being different, appeal to voter intelligence and not self-defeating paranoia.

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    CBK is suffering from PTSD. She is wont to running her mouth all the time and say ludicrous things such as how she won 75% of the war. She is hysterical now hoping she can be the puppet master.

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      pakis pettiya

      “say ludicrous things such as how she won 75% of the war.”

      Hindians persuaded CBK to prepare for the final show down with LTTE. She agreed and commenced war preparation from early part of 2005. Hindians provided A – Z except lethal weapons.

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    I think most had missed a very important part of the speech, there was big applause after the name Prabhkaran was said in stage by CBK, folks who talk about reconciliation please take note.I think that applause sums up the Tamils state of mind.

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    Is Managal Samaraweera a Buddhist?…

    CBK addressed the late Tamil Terrorist Boss Prabakaran as “Mr” but calls the President just plain Mahinda , because she is a good Buddhist.

    Wonder whether CBK and Mangala pray to Buddha even on a Full Moon Day.

    Because the 5 precepts don’t mention anything about caste or class. right?.

    But Buddha said clearly there, that one should refrain from

    Excess Johnny Walker,

    Un proper Sex and Telling porkies…

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      Some people trying to drag five precepts and buddha in this argument. But there is nothing on that here. I also agree with Mr. Wijayadasa’s comment. There is only one problem here. the society that has and knows about values and the society that doesn’t know or doesn’t exist on values. some people has very criminal and violent mind set to hurt others and feelings.Then only they can be happy. I think that need to address by a psychiatric. Even if we meet a murderer or we have to vote for murderer we shall not low our qualities by not address them with respect.

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    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=432384386914228

    This is how Mahinda had crowd at the Jaffna rally.

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    There is nothing wrong in addressing Prabhakaran as Mr. Prabhakaran. I think 99% of Tamil people living anywhere in the world consider Prabhakaran as a hero. They are scared to express their feelings in open due to the fear of the state machine, which they consider as a pure Sinhalese state machine. But, if Chandrika says she addressed Prabakaran as ‘Mister’ only in jest, then she is exposing her true nature to the whole world. That means she is telling the Sinhalese people that she hates Prabhakaran like any other ordinary Sinhala man/woman, but at the same time she is telling the Tamil people that she respects the fallen hero like any other Tamil. This behavior is nothing but petty politics of the ruling class. These rulers think that they can fool all the people all the time. Chandrika must have imagined, by addressing Prabha as Mr. the Tamil people would vote Sirisena thinking that Sirisena’s group, have shed their chauvinist attitudes and have now become true democrats. In critical situations of history true nature of ‘leaders’ are exposed to the general public in moments of spur. This outcast leader was fully exposed to the people, Sinhalese, Tamil or any other ethnicity by her utterance. Now people know what her true intentions are.
    Finally permit me to explain why a Sinhala-Buddhist person can address Prabhakaran as Mr. Prabhakaran. Prabha is a dead man, however cruel he was. As Buddhists we never say anything bad about a dead man even if he is our worst enemy. We always try to find something good that the dead person said or did, whether in his young age or in his old age. We do not hate the criminal, we are hating the crime. “Enmity ends with death. Our job is over. Now he (Rawana) is mine as he is yours. So do his cremation properly”. These are sentences of Shri Rama after the death of Ravana on Vijaya Dashami. This reflects our ‘sanskriti’ (culture/civilization). As Rawana was dead, his brother Bibhishan was hesitating for cremation. According to him Rawana’s body was not worthy of proper treatment. To this Shri Rama says, now that he is dead, he is not our enemy and deserves proper sanskara. “Now Rawana is mine as he is yours”.

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    Chandrika betrayed her party she became the Queen of Deceit. What can you expect from her. Never the truth. She will try anything to get to prominence. Her intention is never true Buddhism. Do not drag loving kindness of religion to this shocking act.

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    What she said should be looked at in the context that she was saying it.She only referred to him as Mr at the beginning when she was explaining his and her role in starting the negotiations.He was the leader,albeit self appointed with a gun,of the other side and she was the leader of this side and she addressed him with the respect that was due to his role in the negotiations.Later she would have got rid of the title appropriately as she went on to describe his treachery.

    I must admit that i was impressed by her mentality which was what the lord Bhuddha would have told to do when addressing a man who tried to kill her and losing an eye too.I would not have not been able to do it which shows that she is on higher plane than many of us.Though Prabha has not done anything to me i would not refer to the thug as Mr.

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    What the F—K Percy Mahinda makes big deal about CBK comments on Mr. VP? If Aranthalawa mass slaughterer Karuna and Northern contract killer Douglas can gets “Hon. Ministers” name, what the heck referring mass destroyer VP. with Mr. It has zero value.

    If you dig deeper half of the parliament should not have minister tag and MP names as each one of these nasty third class people violated every human rights involving killing, raping, torturing, abusing, forcing to disappearance, forcing to migrate, involving in genocide, involving in human trafficking, involving in brutality, involving in misconduct, bombing, attacking, drugging, broking, steeling, robbing, cheating, lying, kidnapping, white vaning, naked, and slapping. Thus, Mr. Prabakaran! Really? It is zero value because he is dead and gone. Ask these living ministers and MPs deserve these respectful names in Percy’s cabinet?

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    This is not a big deal. It is a pity that our idiots (like pakis pettiya) who criticize CBK for just addressing Prabhakaran ‘Mr’ cannot see the enormous respect and the right Royal treatment given to Karuna Amman, Pilleyan and KP by MR, his family and his government.

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    This shows her large and forgiving heart in spite of loosing one of her eyes in the hands of Prabakaran’s brutal LTTE. The one and only national leader gone through such a cruelity in the hands of Prabakaran’s brutal LTTE terror.

    She did it for the sake of the the people and the country for living with the old ways you wouldn’t be able to make the country or people’s life better. She knows only way for the survival and good life forward is unity and reconciliation.

    Nelson Mandela formed the government with the every same people – the white – who kept him in prison for over thirty years, did so much cruelity for him and his people – the blacks. He was sure and knew unless the blacks and whites were united and live in harmony, there wouldn’t good future South Africa. Now all the whites who SA for Western Countries are returning back and say life is much better than the those Western countries.

    In

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      Don’t be ridiculous Mr.Siri. She is hell bent on ousting the Rajapakses from the SLFP and power in the party for her beloved son (the hater of Sinhala and Sri Lanka,based on Ch4)along with a handsome payment of course

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    Not sure why a minor issue like this is given so much space and prominence? Is MR so bankrupt of ideas? If he is so popular and done a lot for the people in the last 9 years, not sure why he needs to resort to all these sorid actions during an election campaign?

    I have much regard to those individuals/politicians who give up power, perks and positions and join the Opposition as a matter on conscience even when they know the Opposition has been stymied by the ruler and there is no realistic chance of regaining power in the near future. I commend and appreciate the actions taken at the very early stages of this Dictatorial rule by the likes of Mangala Samaraweera, Wijedasa Rejapakse, General Sarath Fonseks, Arjuna Ranatunga, late Sripathi Sooriyarachchi (death is considered to be an act of the deadly MR regime) to name a few. They are true heroes. These discerning individuals made sacrifices after realizing the selfish agenda of MR the Dictator.

    Let their early actions not be in vain. Voters please be decisive and banish this Dictator and his family for good.

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      This may be a minor issue – but it shows the mind set of people behind MS – if these guys come to power they might declare a holiday to commemorate prabhakaran – to show the world how good Sinhalese are –

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    So what is the problem. When you can call KP, Karuna and Pillayan, Mr.
    and make Karuna Vice President of SLFP. The Rajapakse campaign is moving without direction, and the speakers themselves are unconvinced.

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    We know very well Bandula Jayasekara is commenting here, we know his hatred for the Tamils (sic). Shameless man doesn’t want to lose his post in Sydney, the high life and [Edited out]. Disgusting man. Loser. U will be flying a kite soon for a job.

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    Sampanthar said he is beveling in CBK. She does not have courage to speak out what she wants. Then, it is for what Sampanthar beveling in CBK. For easily bent to Singala Intellectuals criticism and throw Thermobaric bombs on Tamils or force them to go on mass exodus from Jaffna(1995) that Lanka has never witnessed?

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    ‘Mister’ is a honorific; nothing more, nothing less.

    Let us respect the dead, even if we have to criticise their mistakes in life.

    Each one of us are entitled to our views.

    In my humble opinion, his ultimate let down of his people was when he failed to solve the simple equation; 15,000 against 250,000 in 20sq miles = disaster!

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    Sinhala Intellectuals, double game, speaking one in south as no Internal-external Inquiry, not EP removal no army removals and one in north, MY3 is promising to remove EP, internal inquiry on war crime, army removal and handing over the lands was going very well so far.

    Sinhala intellectual, being too sharp on many things, failed to discus that they even need to modify the English langue to their propaganda. If a police arrest a notorious criminal in the western countries, they are bound to address the person with proper title, M/s, MR… The culture-less, indecent and barbaric, Sinhala Intellectuals can not accept this position of the western world. So they are picking on the “Mr” and spreading fire in the south. The north that sheepishly believed the TNA’s call to support MY3 has thought MY3 camp had come to give them good and called them appropriately, as Mister.

    Here, the mistake or the failure of the propaganda is TNA’s responsibility. TNA, while taking every precaution of not showing that are with the MY3 camp, failed to speak out in Tamil to north that if they feel something good in the southern leaders’ speeches, not to cheer for that, unless it will make the south to feel good like calling the Tamils as terrorist, kallathonies, Pariah, animals, demulu…. Because of this failure of TNA, the people in the north thought CBK’s indecent, low grade, sarcastic jester as due respect for their leader and cheered, sheepishly. When the extensive cover of TNA find a crack on the the workmanship, now the entire protective dam is broken and the anger is out flowing from the south for north’s cheers. Next time TNA should not forget to remind the north, that is north is a salve country, they are voting only to please the south, so they are not entitled to cheer.

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    What is the big deal in calling Pirapakaran Mr? When common criminals, murderers, drug peddlers and rapists are called Hon. Excellency etc. etc.

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    I hope chandrika will send a letter of demand to Obama since he disgraced Mr.Osama Bin Larden by not giving due respect when speaking about Al-Qaeda. We should spread tenets of Buddhism all over the world. Wondering why mangala fail to add this good deeds to MS manifesto!!

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    Mangala was MR’s campaign manager in 2005.

    Who do you think you are kidding Mr Prabhakaran…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjKo6Pzr54g

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    Well said Vanni Bandara. Geneva Protocol refers to dead soldiers as non-combatants and their remains are accorded the same ritual as if they were civilians.

    Many may remember that the bodies of about a 1000 SL soldiers who lost their lives in the battle for Mullaitivu in 1996 when taken by the ICRC to Thandikulam, Ratwatte, the pseudo General (Crowned by Madam Chandrika) and MAdam refused to accept the bodies – a Shame the Madam have to live with. LTTE cremated the bodies with respect near Murugandy. I am not a supporter of either candidate for the Presidency.

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    Calling anybody a Mr. is not problem as long as it suits the person whom we are addressing as Mr. — Any body will not call Mr. addressing anybody who had killed innocent civilians ruthlessly in thousands – the basic truth of this address is to win the hearts of young tamils who still secretly worship LTTE – and it shows clearly the mind set of CBK and Mangala and the rest who follow them

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    Further to my comments earlier in this column about addressing people
    by their gender, I fully endorse Mr. Soma Wijayadasa’s opinion on the matter. A person is judged by his or hers upbringing .CBK comes from
    a leading family and a leading school and she was taught how to address
    people. One often use a prefix MR to a male who is not familiar and
    a person known well is called by the 1st name,with his permission. This is mannerism taught in schools specially in the olden days

    She did not address him as Prabha as the Tamils called him during
    his hay days. Even her foreign minister,oxford educated Mr.Kadirgamar called him Mr. Prabhakaran. If any one follows CNN , you would have noticed that President Obama always uses the prefix MR, in the case of a male, whenever he comments about any wrong doers, specially the militants in the Arab world. This is as a matter of courtesy rather than complimenting one’s deeds.

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