28 September, 2021

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More Defections From The Rajapaksa Regime

It has been an eventful day in the field of politics today as in an unlikely turn of events – the leader of the second largest Muslim party Rishard Bathiudeen pledged his and his party’s support to common candidate Maithripala Sirisena this morning.

Rishard Bathiudeen

Minister Rishad Badurdeen

The announcement was made during a press conference held in Colombo this morning where Bathiudeen who is also the Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Rajapaksa regime stated that the decision was made on behalf of the interests of his community.

He pointed out that the government’s continued affiliation with groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena that spreads anti-Muslim hatred that was made evident through its recent pledge to support MR in his candidacy for Presidency, was one of the main reasons that compelled them to leave the government.

Along with Bathiudeen, MP Amir Ali who was sworn in just last week to fill in the position that became vacant following the resignation of AHM Azwer also pledged his support to Sirisena.

Currently the number of crossovers to the common Opposition from the UPFA has risen to a total of 14 and today alone, over 50 pradeshiya sabha members pledged their support to the common Opposition as well.

Meanwhile, former parliamentarian and Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree has also pledged his support to Sirisena, local media reported.

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    Ade, this is the guy who assaulted a magistrate!

    Come on, mate, we need people like you on our side to improve the rule of law.

    Don’t take any notice. We make thalgoi mas out of kabaragoyas when we want to eat.

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      He may have assaulted a judge, but the whole legal fraternity is send for dogs by the Rakapaksas and the top of the icing was the assault on the sec of JSC and subsequent chase away the 43rd Chief Justice who was against a Raapaksa bill and replaced by a C-H-E-A-T Justice.

      The damage done my Rajapaksas to the Judiciary is nothing compared for this guy.

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        Yes Matilda Akke,
        you are right.
        What we need is more to be joined to chase away the bugger in power. Today having heard the way how he further manipulates his gulliable rural masses, I felt, who does he think he is ? This bugger has introduced a violent cutlure to the nation. Telling sober somthing and practising totally otherway around is his nature. His true colours he will show soon after the bugger will be dfeated on the very day 9th Jan.
        Opposition have to work on the common noble goal which is nothing else, say good bye to ballige puthas that have been in violent mode towards their own citizens today.

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          “Opposition have to work on the common noble goal”.

          To revive Taraki’s spirit so that he can work from within Colombo media to divide the country.

          As the preson who christened and introduced Taraki to his role from Colombo, I take the lead in this noble task.

          We want the charisma of Taraki in this counry as I said at the time of his death (like a dog).

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            A spurious “secret agreement” purportedly signed between Maithripala Sirisena, the common opposition leader and Ranil Wickremesinghe the leader of UNP is put out in the glare of wide publicity by the Rajapakse mudslinging unit using the UNP dissident Tissa Attanayake. This fake agreement letter/document with signatures of Maithri and Ranil, has been prepared by the Rajapakse’s mudslinging team led by Dallas and Heeralu Herath along with former UNP General Secretary and Health Minister Tissa Attanayake.

        • 2
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          Things are getting hotter , check this video !

          “Solangaarachchi challenges Namal for debate”

          http://www.dailymirror.lk/59473/solangaarachchi-challenges-namal-for-debate

        • 2
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          Matida and sun you are day dreaming

          Common noble goal my asssss

          with

          Chandrika

          Ranil

          TNA

          Humbaya

          Mano

          Mangala

          Wicramabahu etc etc

          these people are bunch of losers some even with world record holders for losing elections

      • 3
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        Yes Matilda you are absolutely correct. But don’t forget the 43rd CJ is no saint. Her predicament is due to her own action and poor citizens, who looked for justice too has to pay a price for her action.

    • 8
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      He had valid reasons for what he did, you should know the whole story in order to judge what happened. This guy is capable he has done commendable work to uplift the portfolio of his ministry.

      • 5
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        Kamal

        “He had valid reasons for what he did, you should know the whole story in order to judge what happened.”

        Could you tell us were the valid reasons which warranted this honourable person to take the law into his hand and punish the judge.

        “This guy is capable he has done commendable work to uplift the portfolio of his ministry.”

        Could you also tell us all his commendable work that you say he has done in his ministry.

        Did you say he lifted his private investment portfolio?

    • 7
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      Rishard did not, or other Muslim politicians who are still with MR Govt., will not leave the Govt. and join the opposition in the interests of the Muslim community; but do so only in their personal interests. Rishard and Rauff Hakeem had enough reasons that affected the Muslim community to leave the Govt. Besides their personal reasons, neither of them wanted to take the first step of leaving before the other. Now realizing that the general mood of the people is in favour of Maithripala, and the fact that the overwhelming majority of the Muslim people too have already on their own have decided to support Maithripala, these Muslim politicians have no other way but to leave the Govt. Now that Rishard has taken the decision to leave Rauff Hakeem too will follow suit as he cannot allow Rishard only to be with the opposition and get the best from it and also now Rauff Hakeem has got the opportunity to leave, which is certain to happen, as already indirectly said by SLMC Secretary, Hassen Ali. As for the misbehaviour of Rishard on the allegation of assaulting the Judge, is it not the story of ‘becoming a thief when joining a band of thieves’.

    • 7
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      Dudley Malli

      “Ade, this is the guy who assaulted a magistrate!”

      Was the Judge Bribed by the other side? May be he had no option to deal with Mahinda Appointed corrupt Judges…

      Did you hear abotr a guy called Mohan Peiris? or Mohan[Edited out]?

    • 0
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      Not only did Rishard Bathuideen assault the Mannar magistrate and get away, He is also reported to have recently assaulted the presenter of the Minnal programme.
      This news was reported in a news paper published out of SL but it appeared in the Info Lanka web site..

      The presenter of the said programme is an MP, and God only knows why the Hon. Speaker had not done anything about it.

      Because Rishard had been a supporter of MR he had had a charmed life, and so far and not faced any court proceedings initiated against him.

      But that may now, no longer be possible if Sirisena,provided he wins is wise enough to change tac and insists on the application of the Rule of Law.

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        “The presenter of the said programme is an MP, and God only knows why the Hon. Speaker had not done anything about it.”

        Sri Ranga is another turncoat who had been elected from UNP and crossed over to MR side to support 18 A , this is another MR’s shameless lackey but pretending nothing has happened , most of the time he represents sirasa “Satana ” program and go on asking difficult questions from the fellow politicians , at last he got what he really deserved , well done Rishard.

    • 0
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      For 2500 yrs?

    • 3
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      Dudley,

      Will this Thambi escape Karu Jayasooriy’s ” Day of the Dawn of Justice Bill” on the 10th …

    • 2
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      Dudley Malli,

      This dude only assaulted a little judge,, I mean Magistrate.

      How about that Muslim guy who couldn’t even see, killing one of the most popular and strict SC Judges in front of his own residence in broad day light?..

      I got to check whether it was on Rajapaksa’s watch …

    • 4
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      Dudley Malli

      “Ade, this is the guy who assaulted a magistrate!”

      Will you be happy to invite Sajin Vass Gunawardena the enforcer to the opposition. You need someone to flex his/her muscle at the Ministry of External Affairs. All our diplomats are up to no good.

      Perhaps Rishard Bathiudeen has all the necessary qualifications to be appointed as Monitoring Minister of External Affairs.

      • 0
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        Dear Native,

        Thambi. Baththa and Thambi Assath have those enforcer characteristics ..You are . Right

        They won’t take any shit, if Ranil – Sira pact tries to give their “silent partner” Sambnadan the East..

        What do you reckon mate….

    • 1
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      He did so when with the Rajapakshas.

      When in Rome you have to act like a Roman. That’s what he did.

    • 6
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      Sirisena”s camp should not have entertained this scoundrel. MY3 already has the Muslim votes in his bag. This scoundrel’s allegiance will not make any difference. He has either crossed seeing the tide or as a spy of MARA. whichever way MY3 should be cautious.
      The other scoundrel Hakeem is still wondering and waiting for the right time to do the pole vault.This fellow is worse than Gamanpilla and has a history of somersaulting not for community’s benefit but solely for his and his family’s benefit just like MARA.

      • 0
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        Its true, What you said. But the problem is that we need MPs, It doesn’t matter if he/she doing for own benefit. Because the opposition common candidate needs more MPs to control the parliament, This all matters first.

    • 0
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      RE: More Defections From The Rajapaksa Regime

      The Flood Gates are opening..

      As a long and violent abuse of power, is generally the Means of calling the right of it in question (and in Matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the Sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry) and as the Medamulana Mahinda Rajapaksa hath undertaken in his own right, to support the Parliament in what he calls theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpation of either

  • 10
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    Well Done!!! Let’s wait and see… there are over 30 MPs and Ministers crossing over to support Mr. Maithripala Sirisena 3-4 days before the election.

    • 7
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      Even more than that will come to Maithri after the election, Because they clearly want the Ministerial posts under Maithri, However the people who have crossed over to Maithri earlier will receive better position because Maithri will give them so much respect for risking their post in MR’s Govt and crossing over to opposition for better future for the citizens…

      • 2
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        But be careful. Those hangers on that cross over when going looks good are the vultures that ruined and destroyed MR’s original good intentions for the country. Such prostitutes have no principles; they will cling to where ever the going is good and live like parasites. Maithri, you be careful of them, and do not hug them just to make up your numbers. Select and hang those who have been villains and rogues under MR’s sponsorship.

  • 10
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    So the current is now flowing in one direction. More water will flow in the same direction in the next few days or after Christmas.

    • 2
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      Dudley Malli

      “Ade, this is the guy who assaulted a magistrate!”

      Will you be happy to invite Sajin Vass Gunawardena the enforcer to the opposition. You need someone to flex his/her muscle at the Ministry of External Affairs. All our diplomats are up to no good.

      Perhaps Rishard Bathiudeen has all the necessary qualifications to be appointed as Monitoring Minister of External Affairs.

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      Govinda

      V. Anandasangaree, who?

      Is he the one who regularly wrote letters to VP and MR and never received reply from both?

      Man still believes he represents a section of the vote bank.

      TULF received 9223 Votes in 2010 Parliamentary Elections and no seats were won by TULF.

  • 6
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    A wise move. Nothing like showing disapproval for the regime’s complicity in the crimes against minority, or the fact that they did nothing, when Muslims and minority were attacked by thugs pretending to be Buddhists, and joining the opposition in this fight. It seems some self respecting politicians are able to reject the bribes and promises by the Rajapaksa’s, and walk over to the other side.
    A truly welcome decision. If only Hakeem was just as honorable.

  • 8
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    Vaasi petthata hoiyya! MR, M3, CBK…. all of them are hypocritical power hungry bar stewards. Baithudeen is another. Don’t expect good governance from any of them. If M3 wins he will have to satisfy Baithudeen with a good ministry.

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      Very true. I can’t see any difference between the two camps !

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      All ministers of Government crosses over for the benefit of people, While Bathiudeen admitted that the President didn’t perform what Bathiudeen’s community wanted.

      Now there are ministers in Government that they’re still awaiting to crossover which will get into effort after the election. Around 30-40 MPs will crossover to Maithripala’s Government in February to April till the parliament is dissolved. During the 100 days of his programme that the MPs will support in effort for the abolishment of Executive Presidency with the 2/3 majority or referendum.

      You cannot call them power greedy, CBK, M3 all wanted to change the country into proper economic growth, But MR doesn’t want to do that, He want to develop the roads, railway etc, This will not benefit the people, But will bring lot of wastage of public funds.

      While CBK said that she wouldn’t be hosting any politics role under Maithri’s Government, As she also said that she simply want to save her party from MR government, Because MR is turning the Bandaranaikes philosophy into dictatorial regime which would serious cause harm to the people and the country.

      Also CBK said that she will not be entering into parliament or ministerial role under Maithripala’s Government, How do you expect that she is greedy for power?

    • 1
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      No way!

    • 1
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      Would an accountant work as a book keeper?A good leader
      will never offer a former minister anything less!Why
      not talk about his risk taking?For the moment all we
      know is many have crossed over to uncertainty until
      the results out,winner announced and peaceful change of
      hands happened.Unfair only to talk about a rosy side!

  • 5
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    At last the BLIND are getting their SIGHT back!

    • 0
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      Park….!!? Anandashankari…who always claim VP as a murderous Monstor – has never felt uncomfortable to claim the people who wears kurakkan color shawls as Saints….but now…. Shankari too see Mithiri as a Saviour… Hahahah…!!? You want to call him as an enlightened blind too !!? Garry Anandashangari – His Son in Canada praises VP as the God of Tamils…to get the votes of the Tiger maniacs in Canada…Hahahaahah !!?

      How shameless these naked creatures are !!? Pity on the part of the stray Dog Mervyn Silva….!!? Hahahahah

  • 2
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    Hahaahha…I guess that …Now Mr.Hakkeem knows what to do !!? Hahahaha …

  • 1
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    Man this is great news. He did it for his community and that is a good thing. We salute you. Of course we do have many good supporters from the Buddhist community as well, who are totally against minority bashing, but they never came out openly and condemned what BBS, SR, SU and JHU were doing to stir the pot. RaufHakim can cling on to his post in the sinking ship, feigning uncertainty, blaming him it on his party’s indecisiveness. His vacillation does not do much to support his tears of hurt and sorrow that he could not help his community at the height of the Aluthgama/Beruwela melee. In other words, he has already lost his grip on the Muslim community he represents since he has shown that he is only interested in his own perks and position. Now is the time to be with the community when they need a dependable leader and he has failed miserably.

  • 2
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    Our first priority is to defeat this corrupt government. Lets discuss other matters later or else this country will suffer for another 8 years under Mahinda

  • 1
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    Oooooooooooooah! This a ‘Thambige Thoppiya’ moment. They come like moths to a flame. Unfortunately many of the old suspects are looking at another chance to put their grubby little paws in the honey pot. Let us hope that they don’t scare away the good people who are determined to VOTE for HOPE rather than more of the same old highway robbery.

    Barman, make mine a stiff one to savour as I watch the sunset on the Jarapassa Jompi Carol Boatuwa (Capt: Yo Shitta at the helm) scheduled to leave from Magampura harbour soon.

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      Spring Koha

      “rather than more of the same old highway robbery.”

      They are all not Uthuwankande Sura Saradiel & his mate Mammale Marikkar, are they?

  • 0
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    The flood gates are open! Gradually all the horses in the stable will depart and the stable made empty.

  • 0
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    IT IS BIGGEST JOKE OF 2014 PARAMANANTHA SANKARYAN GIVING HIS SUPPORT TO MAITHIRI.SANKARIYAN HAS ONY ONE VOTE.THAT IS ONLY HIS VOTE.JAYWEEWA TO SANKARI.

  • 5
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    Wasn’t it Rishard Bathiudeen who threatened a sitting judge in Mannar?

    Nice, we need characters like him who “respect” the rule of law !

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      Didnt you feel the same when Rishard was in MARAs camp?

  • 1
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    The odds are changing. See crossovers like a monsoon changing direction: noticed how all the fat MP’s (and that fat but cute actress) seem to stay put?

  • 2
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    What a joke! After being instrumental for throwing stones at the Magistrates Court, now speaking for justice, after dragging the case for sometime & tendered apology. Where was his justice when he snatched lands belonging to the innocent Tamils and especially of a widow’s land on which she depended for her living. What about his injustices to the Tamils at Mullaitivu. There was a news items when appeared in Buddhist robe with the BBS. I think Mahinda or Gota may publish this photo again.

  • 0
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    MS must have another secret agreement with this guy as well, same like the one he had with ranil which is totally opposite to his 100 day dream. Thanks to tissa it became public, otherwise nobody knows it until it’s too late.

    MS has become a headless chicken running all over the place without any purpose or direction, and getting tangle in a spider web. By a miracle if he wins all hell will break loose on Jan 9th since he has so many secret agreements contradicting each other.

    Most likely there will be a coup to take control of the power and the country will be destroyed within 100 days. God bless and happy new year to Sri Lanka !!!

  • 1
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    If Kudu Mervin also makes the jump, then the Rajapakse Family is done
    for.

    Backlash

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    These Muslim politicians joining the pack, of this unholy alliance.hoping to grab a slice of the spoils if the unthinkable happens,is a blessing in disguise in a sense as far as the great majority of the inhabitant population are concerned..

    This great majority , mainly Sinhala Buddhists are poor rural people in the main.

    They have no option of getting refuge status in greener pastures.

    Neither do they have relatives who are living in the rich world in the West.

    They and their future generations have only the Motherland to make a living continue their existence .

    After Reading the “Sirisena -Ranil Wickremasinghe pact” signed by Ranil on behalf of the LTTE proxy TNA ,its contents don’t augur well for Srilanka as a one Nation..

    This agreement, in fact, ensures that all LTTE wishes are going to get fulfilled .

    Without our great majority not knowing what the hell is going on.

    If the Muslims are also with the Sirisena Wickremasinghe government, it will be hard for the TNA to annex the East, despite the Ranil Sira agreement.

    The East at least will be accessible to the South without restrictions, because of the large Sinhala population there.

    That is assuming that Bathudeen and the militant Assath Sally who is already part of the pack don’t ask for an ISGA from Mr Wickremasinghe.

    And give our Eastern brethren Sharia Law ..

    • 1
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      No need to slang people for their decisions. You have done everything else but addressed the real issue that make people desert MR. I.e. Why this corruption at a massive scale? Why this lack of law and order in the country? Why this total disintegration of the public services, discipline and accountability by all levels of people bearing power and executive privileges? Why thugs are running the country’s administration at all levels? Why criminals that are UPFA, members, supporters or vote collectors have one law while all the rest of the country have another law? Why law courts and AGs offices have been politicized, and why law enforcement agencies have been neutered by politicians and thugs working for UPFA politicians, preventing them to act enforcing the law by the book? Why the underprivileged people are being taxed beyond their capability, whereas the elite of the UPFA live at immense wealth and luxuries on the back of public funding? Where does MR and his funding machinery obtain immense wealth to pay off MPs jumping sides or to retain them, whereas their salary entitlements are miniscule compared to their pay outs? We need answers to these questions and the way MR is proposing to rectify these misdeeds. We all appreciate what MR did politically to liberate the country, but that is no excuse for the present mis-governance. Please deal with the issues that make people desert him.

  • 1
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    From snowball to avalanche! What was foreseen for this week has begun to happen. It is said ticks flee from a dead dog. Insiders know of it early. Clinical pronouncement is on January 8. Good trend

  • 1
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    Thambiyas are like Yo Yo,

    Tip cuts cant pump staright,

    We will never succeed as long as there are religious/language/ethnic based politics.

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      Psycho

      “Tip cuts cant pump staright,”

      Would you like to test them?

      I am told they can hit your tonsil standing 15 meters from you. Why don’t you test their ability. It won’t cost you anything.

      “We will never succeed as long as there are religious/language/ethnic based politics.”

      We will not succeed for the simple reason that racist like you still exist in millions.

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        That’s news, I didn’t know that there are Thmbi Vedda’s

  • 0
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    WELL DONE!! He made the right decision at the right time for the sake of his community UNLIKE Paisa Must Appa who was only vocal in his statement to the effect that he would resign from the govt, IF BBS was helping the govt directly or indirectly…its NOT Rocket Science to figure out whom the BBS support or who infused life to BBS….(BTW Paisa’s Dad is on the side of MY3…. OPPORTUNISTS ..FATHER AND SON)

    Come Tuesday, the day of Postal voting More from MR clan would cross over…… It’s now or never…coz the late comers to the MY3 group would be back benchers….SO all em need to make hay while the sun shines…

    Hakeem, Alavi Moulana and POWsee would follow suit….

  • 0
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    Rishied Buddhian must stop Islam extermist actvities in Sri lankan that will be undermine stability of sri lanka as well as Indian Republic.
    We don’t want Our soli used for Muslim extermism actvities aginst Indin People and its Goverment.Indin want security and stability in its economic developmpnt and political and social stability in Sri lanka. Muslim extermisim mus STOP BY Rashid Buddhan and its extermixt cilque in immerdeited effect.

  • 0
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    mr.dom,
    as for bandaranaike policies, what is left now? he initiated the nationalization programme but what has happened? all that were taken over were now returned to the private sector. the list is very long.no more sinhala only with the 13th amendment. we are now with china and no one talks about non align policy.schools were taken over and now there is a proliferation of private inter. schools and institutes of higher education. globalaization was a strong antidote for banda policies. moreover nobody talks about it. anyway i am happy that at least you have a good memory.
    -sundaram

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    Ameer Ali will go down in History as the only one who took a bribe of an MPship and within a week or so crossed over to the opposition!Genuine chap! Srilanka a land like no other!

    Winning the Presidential Poll may not prove to be difficult for the CC.But to cater for types like Rishard who will demand their Pound of Flesh will be daunting.Perhaps,the CC candidate should now read Shakespeares Merchant of Venice.[Merchant of Mannar?]

    • 0
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      CC has first hand experience – learnt from the master of deception.

      Why waste time reading ancient scripts !

    • 0
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      When the IOU comes for settlement, difficulties cannot be surmounted.

    • 0
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      What he did may not be right…in some peoples eyes… after all Tissa Attanayaka and MANY others left the UNP for MONEY FLESH and PERKS… and does MR and the cloan live by ethics? HECK NO. NONE in politics I believe does so… YET to find a clean politician other than RW to a certain extent.

      BUT c’mon everyone in Politics is after THEIR pound of flesh… tell me if TNA, TULF and EPDP are NOT?

  • 0
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    Paisa Must Appah must be a troubled man these days. Not knowing whether to cross over or not to. Now that Bathy has taken the step he HAS to decide quick so as to prove to the Muslim community that he is not simply after Paisa,Paisa and more Paisa.

  • 1
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    Excellent……..
    Everyone assemble together without any prejudice and discrimination to expel this present terribly corrupted Rajapaksa regime.

    Rajapaksa & Brothers Pty. is virus for whole human society.

    If you want to save the country and do your prime duty towards our young and future generation, foremost responsibility and utmost duty is the defeating and pulverise this present Rajapaksa Regime on Thursday the 08th of January in 2015.

    Make a very firm resolution for the New Year and EXPEL THIS RAJAPAKSA REGIME ON YOUR ELECTION DAY.

  • 1
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    IMHO hell is about to break loose. Whether there are defections or not all possible outcomes are bad.

    MR wins and there is more of the present evil.

    MR loses and uses the military to stay in power.

    My3 wins and forms an unstable government with Ranil, CBK and the crossover crooks fighting for position and power.

    CBK outsmarts Ranil and My3 and……

    GR says we cannot have such chaos in the nation and…..

  • 0
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    Richard your calculation may go wrong. Better for Mahinda that you leave him.

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