20 July, 2019

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MR Abruptly Ends Press Conference When Questioned About Shirani Bandaranayake’s Hastened Impeachment

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa abruptly ended a press conference yesterday when journalists questioned about the removal of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake through a hastened impeachment process.

At the press conference where the former President talked about the “lopsided” law enforcement process of the current government, a journalist asked how the former Chief Justice Bandaranayake was removed within three days, under the previous administration.

“Everything was done according to the Constitution,” Rajapaksa responded curtly, indicating he did not wish to take further questions on the matter.

However, the journalist kept asking questions about the process, especially about the inordinate haste with which the former Chief Justice was removed.

Without responding to the question, Rajapaksa asked which media organization the journalist was representing. The journalist said he was working for the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), the former President accused him of carrying out a “contract'”. JO MP Wimal Weerawansa too joined in blaming the reporter without answering the question about Shirani Bandaranayake’s removal.

At this point, several other journalists too asked questions from the former President about the flawed impeachment process, prompting Rajapaksa to call it off abruptly.

He hurriedly left the press conference saying the proceedings were over, while journalists were still asking questions.

Meanwhile, the journalists from the state TV station and Sirasa complained to the former President that they were obstructed at the entrance by the organizers of the press conference.

The journalists said they were harassed by the organizers saying the state television and Sirasa were not invited.

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    Thanks CT for being that considerate to notice this.

    I myself ask how many times he did so, but not many times, there had been fearless journos to raise the kin dof chain of questions.
    He is no means knowledgeble to respond the audience. Those men that he is flanked with are the once provide him the terms to pick up. How this bugger Mahinda Rajakseh governed the nation is beyond my understanding.
    THey went on saying that TV or other program of his days should be studied.
    How come these men to add the very saem PRESS nothing but EMPTY answers.

    That formula was explained by PM in the parliment, but these vicious men made it a laughing stock.

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      “but not many times, there had been fearless journos to raise the kin dof chain of questions “
      There was man. More than a 100 to 150 gave their life, family, job, properties or even their right to live in the country. Just one coward like this man is able to inflict damage to that many braves. But Ranil saved him and he will come back and take care of that journalist. When that jurno guy went home, day before yesterday, the family members might have been crying Hayooo… Mayooooo because he was bring home the death angel Yama home by his question to a Hitler.

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      Suckers fall flat on the face again.
      Does this man and his cronies have future politics in SL??
      Everything goes Ape when he comes out of his comfort.
      I mean the Comfort of YES SIRS!!
      Chickehhhh man.!!
      Shameless!
      Spineless,!!
      Idiotic!!
      This is what some Coolies are worshipping day after day.
      When are they falling in the Pit forever??
      Failure after Failure!! Every new dramas , with curtain Shut no sooner opened.
      There’s something called ” Enough” Is it not enough for the Foolish fools??
      Can’t wait.

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        I think Srilanka is turning the corner from the likes of wild, wicked,, thieving crooks.
        due to media freedom I guess.
        Every Tom , Dick and Harry has some information about what’s going on in the country.
        The Srilankans have become more Politically savvy. That’s all.
        They can judge for themselves to decide what’s good for the country, to their families and for their future.
        These are virtues of every human beings .
        Stealing , murdering , lying , all these actions by humans, brings misery to ones life.
        There will never be happiness in life , however much wealth one owns by stealing.
        It’s Called Artificially inflicted happiness , It’s surreal, it’s impermanent in the eyes of God.
        One cannot have a peaceful sleep!!
        Is the life worth at the end of it all.
        No.
        So think before you steal or murder another human being.
        Delusional thinking will only makes one a fool.

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        Bravo journalists who were brave enough to stand up against the roaring gorilla.
        In the past the white van would have followed after asking a simple factual,question!!
        Wish the jurnos well, be safe.

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      Rajapakshes would never confess as to why he abruptly left the room.

      Recalling one another incident, for which MR was invited to a temple ceremony in Ambilitiya, was rejected by MR on that day saying that he was sick. However, two uneducated men climbed up to a tree and protested loudly as they could, asking how they would ever be able to villagers why former Presidnet did nt turn up. However, his brother Chamal R took part and the protesting men did not welcome him. On the phone, MR had answered angrily, that he failed to come because it was his business to turn up there or not. So the poor guys were highly embarraced and louded it tohe crowd what former president added to him on the phone. However, the press made every efforts to hide the news, since lanken PVT medis is on the hand of Rajapkshe and his goons.
      Few weeks later, he went to the place and behaved as if nothing was said by him against the villagers. see. that is Mahinda Jarapakshe.

      He is that thick-skinned and shameless/respectless to face those Ambilitiya Slaves few weeks later the incident, and feed them with any other palatable stories.
      He has been playing with the gullible in order to grab their votes.

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    A war without witness.
    A media show without Sirasa and Rupavahini.

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    it is high time tv stations boycotted press conferences because all mp,s talk nonsense and only confuse tv watchers

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      The media personnel, MPs , judicial officers such as AC’s and judges were bought with perks such as laptops, interest-free loans, ministerial portfolios , promotions and money by the former president Mr Mahintha Rajapakse.

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    Running away without answering the question posed on the Impeachment of the former CJ Shirani B. IS ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS FLAWED.
    MaRa has realised at last that a gross injustice was done to Shirani B.

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    “He hurriedly left the press conference saying the proceedings were over, while journalists were still asking questions”.

    He is long passed the “use by date”. Time to go into retirement. Take Wimal along.

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    These “journalists” who questioned the “Kekille King” must be charged for “Contempt of Kekille Court” of the “King MR”. The entire “Prosecution” of the then CJ was left in the hands of a “Legal Eagle” “The President Counsel”, “Learned” Hon: Wimal Weerawanse. Recently, a then “Partner” of the “King Kekille” , Mr. Dew Gunasekera, appearing at a TV discussion explained how this “PC” Wimal Weerawanse “Questioned” the CJ, addressing her “Yusmathiya”. But, he (Dew) did not mention, how at one time during the “Interrogation” , that “PC” Wimal Weerawanse addressing the “Accused” said: “You woman don’t try to show your pranks in this house as you did in your Courts.” On that occasion, the “Prosecution” led by “PC” Wimal W showed his “BRAVADO” and “SUCCESSFULLY” convicted the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. These Journalists must not be “Pardoned” for questioning the “Kekille KIng”, but the “Legal Luminary” the “PC” HON: Wimal Weerawanse who was present at that “Media Briefing”.

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    Every thing was done according to constitution ???? Is that so. I am sure murdering journalist, killing of Lasantha, putting SF behind bars, using treasury for personal reasons ….etc…..etc were executed according to the constitution too. This is the person who is going to soon fix economy, bring down fuel prices and fix the judiciary for retarded Lankans. Jeya Wewa.

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      “Every thing was done according to constitution ????”

      He didn’t say which constitution ……….. country’s or his ………. he had his own constitution.

  • 15
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    Medamulana Meeharaka says “everything was done according to the Constitution”. Does it include murder, rape, theft and the list goes on and on?

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    Nice photograph CT. This “Mee Haraka” looks like a real Kovil “Poosaria”. DJ says he is handsome and personable and appealing to public too.

    What an idiot. He knows nothing but blabbering. when real questions are posed, “mee haraka” runs away with his red “Amuda Lensuwa” around his thick neck.

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    “He looked left, He looked right, he looked back- But he didn’t answer the question because he does know the answer”.

    Only Hakeem has answered that question to American Ambassador Patricia Butenis, successfully. Hakeem went to explain American Embassy why B. Shiranee was dismissed. Hakeem said it was the majority decision in the Parliament. (Even Ranil didn’t oppose that because Ranil said Parliament has highest authority to deal with those matters, so as an opposition leader he could not oppose parliament on what was going in Parliament. So Ranil went home when voting started. Sampanthar’s clan and JVP only opposed the parliament of Wimal, the 8th grade, Lemon Puff Icon, on dismissing a Legal PhD out of her job.)
    Hakeem was asked if it was a majority decision and he doesn’t agree with that and he as the Justice Minister, why he didn’t resign. Hakeem said, as per unofficial sources, Old Royals were very brutal; opposing them without supporting them will endanger his life too. So the question of why Shiranee B. was dismissed by Wimal was answered, “It is the brutality of the Old Royals”.

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    Whatever it is, only guy we could think able to tackle Trump / Modi

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    He ended the interview abruptly? A big improvement for a man who used to end the interviewer abruptly.

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    BY ASKING QUESTION LIKE THIS FROM MAHINDA THE JOURNALISTS WHO ASK THIS IS SURE THAT RAJAPAKSE AND COMPANY LTD HAS NO CHANGES TO COME BACK TO POWER.OTHERWISE THESE JOURNALISTS ASK THE QUESTION WILL HAVE TO GO FOR A RIDE IN WHITE VAN

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    This is Mahinda Rajapakse’s fake news!

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    There is no doubt. MR is a master planner. From day one into his Presidency, he encouraged the growth of the culture of corruption/nepotism/impunity.
    He has made ‘others-do-the-work’ into an art.
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    He used the India/Pakistan rivalry to get arms from Pakistan and get India to get involved up to the nose in the civil war. When the war came to close, he took the full credit.

    He got Wimal to impeach the then CJ Shirani.

    He used the defeat in 2015 elections to get out of the UNHRC radar.

    He succeeded in getting MS/RW to join the ‘culture’ and not fight it.

    He got his new Wimal, aka G L Pieris, to set up SLPP and keep the language/religion-divide going. He was hoping SLFP will come to him. He has now joined SLPP.

    The walk out from the press conference here will lionise him as a tough leader among the SLPP voters.
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    The list goes on but will he achieve his ambition to be the next Lankan President.

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      Pillai,
      You mean MR as next Prime Minister?
      We certainly don’t want the days of white vans; severe corruption;Suppression of FREE media.
      Why has he not return the stollen money and why RW & MS gone after collecting this money ???

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    This is rubbish. MR has answered this question umpteenth times. It is no big deal of him leaving the press briefing.
    I don’t remember the reason for removing Shirani Bandaranaike but the manner in which she was removed was in accordance with the Constitution i.e. through an Impeachment which is the only way to remove a CJ.
    Over 115 MPs have signed an impeachment against her. She was given an opportunity to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee for a hearing for which she didn’t attend or went out without countering the charges against her. I believe that it is her fault that her removal occurred within a few days. She had time and opportunity to present her case before the PSC which she declined on her own personal will.
    As MR pointed out, it was her successor Mohan Peiris who was removed unlawfully through a piece of paper. Irrespective of the fact that MR has appointed him as the CJ exercising his powers which is fully legal and that MR was defeated, Mohan Peiris who was a sworn CJ wasn’t removed by following proper legal steps which are stipulated in the Constitution.
    I wonder why media never ask this question from the current President. Bias or scared?

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    Ranil is responsible for MR’s comeback and it was Ranil who wanted Hon Shirani Bandaranayake to resign in one day after her restoration (which had to be done due to International pressure) otherwise she would cleaned up so much of corruption in the legal system . Ranil is worse than MR at least MR does not hide he s a nice guy whereas Ranil wants to show he is Mr Clean but no more. One example of both MR and Ranil colluding is the Thajudeen Murder case has still not been filed in courts One day everything will be exposed and Ranil will leave in shame

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    If Shirani was sacked unlawfully , why didn’t Dr Ranil give her the Job back ?.
    Or at least pay her Compo and post her to Oslo or London , which are cool places for high flyers than Jedda.or Doha..

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    When the said S. Bamdaranayake was appointed as the Chief Justice the elitist crowd yelled foul high and loud, saying she had no judicial experience, which was true, when she was impeached the same elitist crowd yelled foul again, because this time MR the nemesis of the elitists was in power. When the haters yell foul it is never about the subject whether Shirani, Lasantha or whoever, it is about their hate towards Rajapakshsa who support the common man.
    In this tragicomedy of Yhapalanaya the fat lady has already sung, only thing left is for the actor to take the bow.

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    Do I dare joint the chorus against Ma Percy Rajapaksa, who looks like coming back because Yahapalanaya (Ranil et al) has failed us? . If I do, I will have Mudson Amerasinghe, Plato, chiv, PARAGON, and many other intelligent people on my side, but “Samuel kumar” is right: Ranil with all the advantages of wealth and connections will not save me. He may “leave in shame”, but who is going to look after me when the white vans come?
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    That is the way in which I will be expected by my family to look at the scenario we are faced with today. Thanks, Colombo Telegraph for giving us an account of the News Conference, but where’s the video of questions from journalists?
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    I’ve searched the Internet, and got this, for which the account that we have read here in English is necessary:
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    http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Shirani-Bandaranayake-s-removal-was-lawful-MR-157072.html
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    and we have this, ten minutes into the news telecast:
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    https://www.srilankantele.com/video/rupavahini-sinhala-news-8-00pm-18-10-2018/
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    That is more telling, but could we please have the entire video?

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      Readers ,
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      That Rupavahini video I linked you to a few hours ago in a comment that I made using my pseudonym, makes the MaRa manipulation of the media much clearer. It has already appeared – thanks CT. Please click on the second, Rupavahini, link. You can skip the first ten minutes: move the mouse to the point 10′ 10″ in to the video. The video is clear, but video quality is poorer; did the Rupavahini team have to smuggle in a small camera-phone to make this?
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/catholic-priests-and-activists-urge-cardinal-to-refrain-from-using-his-office-to-undermine-human-rights/
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      edwin rodrigo’s two sentence comment, above sums it up for us.

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      Recently, many attempts have been made to say that I, who am making these comments, am a Tamil. Here is an example:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/catholic-priests-and-activists-urge-cardinal-to-refrain-from-using-his-office-to-undermine-human-rights/

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      Champa (who is strongly Sinhala-Buddhist) and I quite often exchange cordial messages on CT. He has no doubts about my identity. How do I prove it to other – “doubters”? I think that they knowingly distort. I’ll put it on with my real name: gravatar will change, obviously since I use a different e-mail when I do.
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      CT, please put on the entire video if you can. This story requires wider publicity.

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        Sorry for everything into bold. Trying to undo.

        That granted, are we not still waiting for the definitive video?

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      This is just to confirm that fifteen minutes ago I submitted a comment using my real name, Panini Edirisinhe. The Avatar there will be different, likely to be green.
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      There have been efforts, that are “legal” to mislead before. Somebody using “SinhalaMan” without a hyphen. See this:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/bbc-bars-azzam-ameen-from-media-conferences-and-political-interviews/
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      For any doubters, here is a link that will name, picture-identify me, and give you examples of both my gravatars:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-whited-thomian-sepulchres-the-pharisees-who-cheat/
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      Note the detailed knowledge that I have of where this Jaffna Peninsula guy studied in the Uva Province:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/dons-diary-iii-kilinochchi/
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      See also the lack of principle displayed by this JVP guy:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/jvp-councillor-samantha-widyarathna-seeks-unhrc-intervention-to-secure-compensation-over-uva-wellassa-rebellion-in-1818/
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      To me, it seems that we must all vote for Nagananda Kodituwakku, despite Grusha Andrews misgivings:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-naga-saga/
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      Grusha usually seems to first write an article in Sinhala, then translates in to English. Such a level of bilingualism is amazing. But all her writing is here on CT. The desperate need is to get these messages across to the majority of voters who are Buddhist Sinhalese, and do most of their reading in Sinhalese.

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        Hey Sinhala_Man (Panini – I noticed something. You don’t use “g” in your surname.)
        Thank you for your comments. I am busy but I couldn’t help making a comment.
        There are some cowards who use other people’s names to write comments to mislead readers. However, I can recognize whether it is the original person or not by their writing. I faced the same issue sometime ago and another person too. However, unlike you I knew the exact source those comments emanated from. About the other person, I think he revealed too much inside information and somebody wanted to stop him. So they used a duplicate to post opposite views. You shouldn’t bother much. I don’t.
        About Mahinda and the press briefing, he didn’t abruptly walked away. First he adjourned the meeting and then got up, waited a while talking and then walked away before others. That was what happened. I don’t know why people take it a big deal.
        How many times Government Ministers walked away from press briefings without answering questions hurled at them by media. Once a journalist said that there is no other way other than writing “palaa giya (ran away).”

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          Dear Champa,
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          Thanks for proving me right.
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          Let me answer the questions at the very bottom of this pile.

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        CT,

        I guess the there is a bug once someone starts HTML code to bold, and forgets to end it, every other comment posted comes in bold.

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          Dear Fathima,
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          You are correct in your diagnosis. We all make mistakes. What is important is that we acknowledge them.
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          You see my typo there. I wanted to say “sorry for turning everything into bold”, but forgot to put two words in. There are also “mistakes”; again the correct form is known. It may be the more accurate description for the above.
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          A person guilty of an error in language doesn’t know the correct form.
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          I corrected by making a brief comment in which I had one HTML bold sign and two “unbolding” signs which restored my next comment and Shrikaran’s comment to what they had to be for the easiest possible reading. Everything in bold is only slightly less bad than all capitals.
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          This is from my phone where editing is difficult – rather long-wnded isn’t it?
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          A more important response to Champa is yet to come. Manually corrected something! Android wanted to be clever and made correction to Champagne; when I again typed Champa Android let it be.
          orrected

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            Hi Sinhala_Man,

            “I corrected by making a brief comment in which I had one HTML bold sign and two “unbolding” signs which restored my next comment”
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            Done the same mistake, but learnt from you to reset it – Thanks

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              Fathima,
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              The next time let’s just try writing only the one word, “Sorry” with just one “unbolding” sign before it. That seems an equally logical thing to do.
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              Instead of getting in to endless arguments on ethnicity, language and religion, helping one another in these little ways seems a much more rational way of creating understanding.
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              Some commenters are strongly nationalistic: Champa is one. Please study his responses to me. They are very understanding, although I’ve divested myself so much of such feelings that many think that I’m a Tamil – or they say such things because they resent my being overly tolerant of other points of view.
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              Both Amarasiri and Native Vedda share similar views with us on such matters, but for some reason one of them (which one – or is it both?) keeps ridiculing Champa on the grounds that Champa is a woman, and that she is a whore. I have seen nothing to suggest that such is the case, so although I agree wholeheartedly with with them on most matters, I don’t support their views on Champa. See the results for yourself.
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              Almost always when I see an article on the need to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, I make a supportive comment – the same as you do. Many Muslim men don’t like this interference, and once even you mildly dissociated yourself from what I was saying. Your grounds for so doing seemed to be that as a non-Muslim I had my own prejudices.

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    His reaction in the press conference shows it all. Rajapakse knows what he did to the former Chief Justice. He knew he got cornered and only escape was to call the meeting.

    He said ‘everything was done according to the constitution’. Then the Present President is also doing everything according to the constitution and why complain.
    Rajapakse sacked former CJ ‘according to the constitution’ and she suffered many complained. My3 also did ‘everything to the constitution and cost of living gone up and people suffered so why he complain of My3’s Government?

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    If JO and Mahinda who do not have any power act this way blocking journalists and calling them names, just imagine what would happen if they have the power?

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    Sharani Banadarake of CJ of Ex was removed from the post of CJ according to Constitutional process.
    MR has working pattern was guided by Rule of Law which was that looking-after the Constitutional way of life. That is part of democracy .
    By Lawyer that born family of RW-UNP of that the so-called “refined” bourgeoisies classes background while playing havoc of order of Democracy.
    An Intention of undermined ongoing legal Order by RW want upside down political ‘Liberalist’…..UNP!

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    Dear Champa,
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    I’m sure that it does everybody a lot of good that when we disagree, we do so very frankly, and still respect each others point of view.
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    You’ve been as sharp as Mahinda Rajapaksa to spot the anomalous spelling of my name! These strange spellings emanated from Richmond College, Galle. I wonder if you’ve come across this book? Unlikely.
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    https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/the-forgotten-history-of-richmond-rolls-the-years-back-courtesy-of-ananda-dias-jayasinha/
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    Ananda is a Buddhist, an engineer. He’s put a lot of research in to this book. In the introductory section of the book, on page xliv, he says: “Mr Panini Edirisinhe too offered to copyedit the version before going to the press.” Mahinda had spotted this, while turning the pages, and remarked that “this must be one of our men” (ape minihek)
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    My father really made the spelling more tolerable. One of the clan is “Rohan Edrisinha” . The first letter “i” had been dropped by my great grand father, possibly to help the British to pronounce the name. Google the name. He’s a lecturer in the Law Faculty, used to to be an important member of Rajiva Wijesinha’s Liberal Party. I have met them, but remember that I was born in Bandarawela and have lived all my life here. It is with some difficulty that I track down relatives; some like these two I have run in to owing to professional activity. My father was David Nicholas de Alwis Edirisinhe. Last week I was at the C.W.W. Kannangara lecture. His wife must have been a close relative.
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    http://www.newslanka.net/tribute_to_dr_c_w_w_kannangara.html
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    To be continued.

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    Champa, continuing . . .
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    Hopefully, few will be seeing these details. My feeling is that pandering to Brits was not the only reason why we’ve held on to these spellings. I do it innocently, but in the Southern Province people are very caste conscious. That goes for Mahinda’s family, too!
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    The first Rajapaksa to get in to politics was Don Mathew. He was clerk to the brother of my Grandmother on the distaff, Vincent Stuart Wikramanayake, Proctor, who was in the State Council before Rajapaksa. This particular link is a new one which I have just seen.
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    https://www.geni.com/people/Vincent-Wikramanayake/6000000006842925175
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    Their father, my great grandfather, worked at Richmond for 49 years, according to my mother :
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    https://richmondcollege.org/past-headmasters
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    If that looks a shorter period, I have the explanation. Anyway, he married two sisters, in succession! Women, I guess, were worn out by childbirth in those days.
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    I have no close relatives in the Uva Province, and I have acknowledged as much:
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    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/jvp-councillor-samantha-widyarathna-seeks-unhrc-intervention-to-secure-compensation-over-uva-wellassa-rebellion-in-1818/
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    Isn’t that quite enough!

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    Dear MsMaralathoni,
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    I’ve been harsh on Sama mainly because of his attitude; you are obviously a kindlier person. I’ve been commenting on Sama’s spelling. English is a difficult language, at least so says my Belgian neighbour (in Bandarawela!) who has mastered about six languages, and has a working knowledge of about five more, and insights in to about a score of languages. As a kid my bugbear was spelling. The word “accommodation” I was obviously miss-spelling until a colleague pointed it out after I had been teaching for a decade. You also have miss-spelt the word!
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    Most people grant that I know English pretty well. But there is the feeling among some that a guy who has been teaching in a Maha Vidyalaya cannot know much English. My GAQ papers had been marked while Prof. Halpe was in Australia. My results were exceptionally good, and my pronunciation is held to be good – I lectured in phonology in 1986 – having topped the English Special batch in 1985 with a Second Upper.
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    Prof. Halpe had “threatened” me with another test of English at the time I was interviewed at the UGC, in 1981, but he was a lovely man. He just didn’t want to produce Honours graduates who were unemployable – and he was probably right. Our batch of Specials started off with seven, only four completed the course, which was still mainly Literature based. The others were all much younger. I guess that I’m somewhat naive. I didn’t really contradict my batch-mates when they said that it was probably easier for me to study because I was older. No, it isn’t.
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    Will continue . . .

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      Readers,
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      Please excuse the above comment addressed by me to MsMaralathoni. It is a non-sequitur. I wrote it off line, and, after submitting it here,
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/journey-to-peradeniya-life-on-campus-personal-reflections/
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      I have re-pasted that comment in this place, where it makes no sense.
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      I’ve been writing rather too much, but if you were to follow my mixed-up thoughts, you may begin to realse to what a state of helplessness I confess to have been reduced to. It does, unintentionally, reveal the desperate situation in the country.
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      I know that the most effective way to portray chaos is not to make one’s presentation of it chaotic; I just can’t help it.

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    When we point journalists in Sri Lanka, we have to tell their name, their affiliation as well as the owners of the affiliated entities who are politicians too.

    In Sri Lanka, like it or not the politicians are the drivers and owners of the media organization. hence the Media organizations are nothing but mouthpieces of one or more politicians.

    What is mean by free media within the Sri Lankan context is yet a question mark only?

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      Please see the latest article about the new antiterrorism legislation written by Dr Rajan Hoole. Much food for thought there.
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      We really must do something to get uncorrupt leaders for our country. I can think only think of Nagananda Kodituwakku at this moment.

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    Please see the latest article about the new antiterrorism legislation written by Dr Rajan Hoole. Much food for thought there.
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    We really must do something to get uncorrupt leaders for our country. I can think only think of Nagananda Kodituwakku at this moment.

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      Sinhala Man,
      Please consider that we are not sure about the gender of Champa and that is why Champa is refered by ” He/She” in the following comment.
      Champa is known to us for the last few years. I have no doubt you Sinhala man started adding your two cents to CT within last 2 years or may well be less than that.
      I usually read your comments with much respect, but for some time now I feel that you have completey been caught by Champa’s tricks (main apologist appointed to cover Rajapakshe crimes on CT and several public forums).
      I read numerous comments posted by you over the few months. But to to my surprise you have all along praised Champa in your latest posts. May well be that you have not read his posts in the past and how apologetic he/she has been to Rajapakshe clan. As I know you are an another that would publicly oppose Rajapakshe politics.
      Anyways, this caused me anxities not being able to see why you ve been changing your mind time to time.
      Obviously Champa has the audacity to clean Rajapskhes for her /his own reasons.
      This was not the first time, MR instead criticised the media men in public forums. And Ranjan Ramanake or several others revealed the world that journalists would not yet pose the real questions to Rajapaksehs albeit, several dozens of questions remain open to be answered.So some of those journos had spilled the beans and it reveals that they are still under threat.
      Rajapakshes dont yet allow some media institutions to take part in their forums.
      Latter is a fact.
      However, this particular Champa should be able to sense it if she/he is clean

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