16 November, 2018

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MR Plots To Prevent His Regime’s Corruption From Being Revealed

In a desperate attempt to prevent the disclosure of their corrupt engagements, Mahinda Rajapaksa has formulated a plan to get Leader of the House, Nimal Siripala de Silva appointed as the Prime Minister.

It has been revealed that defeated Mahinda has been making plans since his departure from Temple Trees on Friday, to get the assistance of the UPFA MPs to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe from the position of Prime Ministership on grounds that he lacks the majority in parliament. The Constitution states the PM should receive the majority support of the parliamentarians in the house and therefore, Wickremesinghe has to get the support of at least 30 more MPs.

Mahinda VHe has instructed the UPFA MPs to gather signatures of all UPFA parliamentarians and to submit the document to the Speaker when the parliament convenes this week in order to appoint Silva in Wickremesinghe’s place.

Mahinda Rajapaksa had come up with this plan in order to evade the exposure of his corrupt acts as well as the rampant corruption and plundering carried out by the Ministers of his regime, as per one of the pledges that has been made in the 100-day program that was promised by the new President.

However, during a press breifing held by the UPFA last afternoon Nimal Siripala de Silva said that they accept the new Prime Minister and assured they would not raise any technical issues on the matter. He also ensured that the UPFA would not hinder the 100-day programme of the common Opposition.

Meanwhile, reports also indicate that an alternative plan is being hatched to bring in Mahinda Rajapaksa as the ‘alternate’ Prime Minister.

All these various schemes that have been laid out to sabotage the common Opposition plan forward and bring Mahinda back to parliament, corroborate with the fight he put up to remain in power even while the election results clearly indicated that the majority of the people had decided otherwise.

As Colombo Telegraph reported on election night, as the poll results started indicating his defeat, Mahinda had laid out plans to dissolve the parliament in the next few hours. He summoned an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss this possibility. As hours passed by and his defeat became more obvious, he had made plans along with his brother Gotabaya to declare emergency and annul the poll results.

It was only when the Attorney General refused to prepare papers to declare emergency that he had called for Ranil Wickremesinghe and informed of his willingness to leave peacefully and requested for safe passage.

This plan to involve the military in annulling the poll results were confirmed by former Minister and frontliner of the common

Opposition movement Rajitha Senaratne during a press breifing today, who said that the military had refused to follow orders to deploy troops in Colombo.

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  • 120
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    For the first time we saw a incumbent President of a Country go down to unbelievable low levels in a re election campaign and violate openly all the Election Laws to remain in power. This we believe is because he & family could not survive without power for what he has done to the Country, and has no where to run.

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      Really ? the guy announces he retires from electoral politics. goes back to his village home. And still you people are still afraid of him and his popularity. The appointment of Ranil as Prime minister was unconstitutional. A move that warrants impeachment of the president for intentional violation of the constitution.

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        Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa who play-acted leaving Temple Trees and stated he would allow Mr. Maithripala Sirisena to function smoothly as president of the country is engaged in a move to destabilize the country by amassing people, making statements that arouse racism/communalism and sympathy to him. He left Temple trees before all result were released with a cunning plan to deceive the masses.

        He is trying to get public sympathy especially from the majority community. He is all out to jeopardise the stability and unity of the country by arousing the Sinhala-Buddhists against the minority community and create havoc. It is foolish to think that he is gone for good.

        Maithree and Chandrika should take control of the SLFP leadership before everything else.

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          How come MR became the leadership of SLFP ? Indian Soniagandhi never allowed her party to be looted. What rights MR has got to grab even SLFP to on his hand ? This man not only grabed the assets of people but also the party ?
          Born looting nature- should be in MR to have done all these in this way.

          • 23
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            MR may have lost but he is not out, all corrupted cronies and 61% of Sinhala-Buddhist population is still with him and he is still greedy for power. We know he shamelessly he put hundreds of his family members into the government. He ran the country as if it was his own property with his sons abusing power and wealth. He punished Sarath Fonseka and Sriyani Bandaranayake ruthlessly and tried his best to stay in power for the next 8 years.

            If the current government does not take necessary steps to expose and prosecute MR and his corrupted cronies, they will re-group and come to grab the power back.

            It will be a repeat of history just like in 2002 CBK took advantage over Ranil’s lack of urgency and leadership to kill sack his government. Ranil’s forgive and forget policy and lack of urgency may cost his Prime ministership once again within the next 100 days.

            • 6
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              Look guys…. All this hullabaloo is happening due to one bloody factor – a living Mahinda. If Mahinda is living means many people will be made to be in the world of the non-living.

              My suggestion, why not this new administration should not ponder upon sending Mahinda to the world of the non-living? When that happens all these bloody energy wasting talking and discussing will all stop forthwith.

              If this one man dead under any circumstance, the entire nation will be saved from unnecessary energy and time waste and the energy could be utilised to re-build this nation for the entire populace with peace, harmony and prosperity.

              • 5
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                SImply becaues they are not at killing but improving the human values that the society lost to this day. It is MY3 adminsitration not THuggish MR adminsitration.

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        Uvindu Kurukulasuriya: CT News item above says
        “He has instructed the UPFA MPs to gather signatures of all UPFA parliamentarians and to submit the document to the Speaker when the parliament convenes this week in order to appoint Silva in Wickremesinghe’s place”

        Jangi Hora Says
        “The appointment of Ranil as Prime minister was unconstitutional.”

        As per the Constitution of Sri Lanka http://www.parliament.lk/files/pdf/constitution.pdf PAGE 53 CHAPTER VIII THE EXECUTIVE The Cabinet of Ministers 43. . (3) The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of Parliament who in his opinion is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament.

        So Mr Kurukuasooriya: Could you please tell us how you can report that Speaker has any role over the PM (appointment). Are you trying to be as bad as Rajpal A in your journalism?
        Jangi Hora:
        On what basis you say the PM appointment is unconstitutional. Please explain

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          Jangi hora means someone who steals girls’ panties – a sex pervert. These sex perverts support other sex perverts and what do they know about constitutional matters?

      • 9
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        Mahind and Gotabaya Rajapaksa must be arrested and tried for attempting a military coup against the people of Sri Lanka.

        The truth, that Mahinda and Gota Jarapassa tried to have a military coup should be given WIDE PUBLICITY – the people of Lanka have right to know the truth about the Rajapaksa regime.

        Why is Ranil covering all this up and giving Rajapaksa protection?
        Jarapassa should be behind bars – arrested for subverting democracy and the people’s will.

        Mahinda and Gota Rajapaksa’s crimes against Sri Lanka are far greater than those that Sarath Fonseka was arrested for.

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          RanilW must have earlier made a pact with the Jara Pakses that if you leave me alone I would do the same. He is equally guilty of not mobilizing a strong opposition that gave the MaRas a free ride.
          RanilW was saving his own ass all this while.

    • 8
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      Namal Perera

      Story of the modern Medamulana…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

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      VERY URGENT and MOST IMPORTANT Message

      MR’s plan B failed because the Army Chiefs informed Gota that the lower ranks in the Army were not in support of MR and if they refused to take orders, the planned coup will fail and they all will end up in jail.

      However, MR is now plotting his next plan. There is a lot of speculation of MR becoming prime minister in the April election (in which case Ranil will continue to be a loser again). We should not ignore the fact that MR’s Sinhala-Buddhist votes was 52% whereas My3’s was 48%.

      The coalition government will not stand long enough to agree on many issues and there will be a large difference of opinions between UNP, JHU and JVP. This will split the parties in the very near future. SLFP under MR, who is currently the leader of SLFP most likely with majority seats around the country or with a different coalition can have the ability to form a government to which he may become the PM and also possible to impeach the President.

      SLFP has the policy of giving the leadership to the person with highest government position.
      The VERY URGENT and MOST IMPORTANT thing now is for MY3 (currently official secretary of SLFP) and CBK (her father Bandranayake’s party) to get the SLFP leadership into their hands.

      Then there is no other option other than MR to establish a new party for himself along with his henchmen. Let his bootlickers and relatives Doctor of thuggery Mervin, Bikkhu Killer Karuna, Para-force Dogy, SB rowdy, Spineless GL, Kudu Duminda, Melbourne Maha Keliya Rambuttan, Hon Mr. 10-20% Basil, Killing machine Gothaya, Atha Nathi Athanayake, casino playing Thonda, Beraya Weera Monkey, Wattiamma Pavithra, jumping frog Gaman, Synthetic lawyer/playboy Namal baba, and a few others (what a great bunch of law makers we had, we ended up without any Law and Order).

      UPFA is extending their support to the 100 day program because they think it is not going to happen and the My3 government may put the blame on them. In case if MR’s henchmen in parliament decide to interfere or hijack the parliament, MY3 should keep his presidency for 6 years. People can understand why and who made him do so.

      Anything can happen and all things are possible in politics. MR and his henchmen must be plotting a new plan to take over the government. The ethnic issue and human rights inquiry will SPLIT THE VOTES AGAIN. Sri Lanka has been an emotional voter rather than a logical until January 8th. However, when it comes to certain aspects of conciliation the RACE card helps to polarise the people of a same culture. MY3 and his new government should not fall prey to MR’s plots.

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        The Messanger,

        You are right ,MR and the thieves can’t live without power , they have the il gotten money to sped in a general election with four months to recover
        CBK the current patron and current general secretary of the party MY3 should try and take over the party right away ……CBK should take the lead in this venture with all her supporters within the SLFP also be ready to fight it out in court for months if it has to be , mY3 is too busy currently so he needs all the help from CBK on this issue

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        The Messenger

        “We should not ignore the fact that MR’s Sinhala-Buddhist votes was 52% whereas My3’s was 48%.”

        That was with All the Deception and restriction on the opposition and the abuse of state media.

        Now with the Sinhala Buddhists and others knowing the facts, Mahiinda Rajapaksas support base will dwindle, more. Besides he has only a few Shills left.

        Mahinda Rajapaksa will lose again and will be shamed again

        W

      • 4
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        Frightening….but this is a possible scenario. MY3 should not trust Susil Premjayanth and Nimal Siripala. They are still under MR’s control, probably they were paid handsomely to prevent a possible pole vault prior to elections. Their assurance of support for the 100 day program is to get MY3 to reduce his Presidential powers so that the Parliament under MR’s instructions can take control when MY3 becomes a puppet. MR will never give up. That is why, he is still in Sri Lanka even though he looted so much of Tax Payers’ money. He is now on Plan B.

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      Now that MR’s Plans ABC-Z has been exposed, its better that we hand him over to the Hague so that SL dosnt have to deal with more plans hatched by him, Booruwansa, Gandassara and and the ilk to sabotage the smooth improvements to the lives of ALL SL’s.. Let him rot in hell for all what he did do the whole of SL not just him but his siblings n family… Charge them for aiding and abetting KNOWN TERRORISTS. If Old ladies who rented houses to Tamils could be sent to Jail.. why NOT them? for harbouring and milking KP and others…? where’s all teh Gold? what happened to ALL the monies of KP whose accounts were frozen? how about the ships? need answers to more questions..

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        Snowden
        I don’t for a moment imagine that taking Sirisena
        out of UPFA and put him against MARA was a pure
        local production!Whatever Sirisena or Ranil said
        about the style they are going to follow,one must
        not forget that Sirisena is holding the same sword
        that MARA was holding just a couple of days ago.
        The current gang are no babies.Champika,Mangala,
        SF,CBK,RaviK,Sajith,Azath and even the JVP will not
        stand idle watching country bruits breaking all hell
        upon the victors and against races.MARA is a racist.
        So,he quite correctly identified the majority of the
        vast majority are racists and he only addressed that
        lot and made it a priority to satisfy their needs
        which is ultimately his goal too.Watch carefully his
        address to the supporters gathered outside his home!
        He maintains Sinhalese are with him!Even after defeat
        he behaves a wounded racist.After the formation of
        the cabinet,real dramas will unfold.Sirisena is going
        to follow the policy of non-interference with the
        freedom of his cabinet ministers and suppose SF
        handles defense!People are yet to see real Ranil the
        man UPFA constantly lashed out calling “Batalanda.”
        Here we go,the Batalanda in the driving seat now?
        UPFA has no chance to play fool with the present lot.
        The vast racists of the majority will take its own
        time to wake up to the reality and let us hope real
        peace will prevail at the end.

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      Yes there is a fear Of MR Returning Via The means of Parliment. So the Mudsling campaign of a Coup.. WHy wont the key peole Reveal the FActs in front of Parliment, why wont they question the people and bring this matter to the nation.. But We see figures in the Government now saying we will reveal these facts later.. The same people who said they have evidence of LTTE leader and MR doing 2005 election deal.. ANd they will reveal it all to see.. Nothing to this day.. A Total white elephant.. So i know the Fear of the New elected players of a MR Return.. But as CMB telegraph reported if it was true many key figures have left the nation. So nodoubt this new Mud sling campaign has sarted to make sure MR does not return via backdoor.. This meeting of Cabinet Ministers in the early Hours was a Rumor.. As Vasudeva A respected member in the cabinet said no such meeting took place. CMB telegraph also reported MR was in colombo house, and Sons were in china, and Gota In Malay.. Malay Foreign minister denied he was there. and we all know the rest are Down south

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      How could a war victory lmtd to the island allow MR to loot the nation and fall that deep, if he as a person is that great as intoxicated welcomers feel even today. Medamulana and rural folks in general should be given the access to facts and figures of all ground realities of the country – it is their basic right actually.

    • 4
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      Mahinda is vulnerable now. He does not have diplomatic immunity. He can be nicked by a daring raid.

      He is worried and trying to gain the diplomatic protection by being appointed as MP and then becoming the opposition leader.

      Where has his astrologer gone? He made his money why should he worried.

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    Please do not publish fairy tales without checking facts, this will only diminish your reputation:

    As per the Constitution of Sri Lanka http://www.parliament.lk/files/pdf/constitution.pdf
    PAGE 53

    CHAPTER VIII
    THE EXECUTIVE
    The Cabinet of Ministers

    42. The President shall be responsible to Parliament for the due
    exercise, performance and discharge of his powers, duties and functions
    under the Constitution and any written law, including the law for the time
    being relating to public security.
    43. (1) There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers charged with the direction
    and control of the Government of the Republic, which shall be collectively
    responsible and answerable to Parliament.
    (2) The President shall be a member of the Cabinet of Ministers and
    shall be the Head of the Cabinet of Ministers :
    Provided that notwithstanding the dissolution of the Cabinet of
    Ministers under the provisions of the Constitution, the President shall
    continue in office.
    (3) The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of
    Parliament who in his opinion is most likely to command the confidence
    of Parliament.

    If my comment is not published, I shall publish this on Facebook

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      In the world of Madamulane Rajapakshe the constitution is a rag to wipe his backside with. He never gave two hoots for what it said. Now you come here babbling about the constitution and claiming the above article to be false? Siripala has pledged support to the new P.M. However, this is what the slightly more respectable wing of MRs former cabinet wishes. The monumental crookedness and the evil committed are so bad that there is plenty of motivation from the most guilty members of this disgraced cabal to carry on all sorts of sordid attempts to cover up their behinds by whatever means they can. Therefore it comes as no surprise that this article exposes one such scheme.

      • 15
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        Why not restrict his civic rights for 10 years ? And also of Basil’s. There are enough charges against them.

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          That means, his basic rights should be removed. Firstly He shouldn’t be allowed to vote for himself.

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        So do they lag behind the stone-age thus covering their backs with prickly palm leaves. Ouch!

    • 27
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      Constitution…….ha ha ha.
      Ask any Tamil and they’ll explain what’s in the constitution and what’s practised.

      :-)

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        Tamils only live with rebuttals through their indigenous butts.

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      ResponsibleJournalism

      “If my comment is not published, I shall publish this on Facebook”

      Thanks .

      “(3) The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of Parliament who in his opinion is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament.”

      …is most likely to command the confidence of Parliament.If not, what happens?

      Select Another?

      And Another?

      • 0
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        First of all , did the current PM resign ? Did he even know a new PM was taking oath?

        • 0
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          He knows now that he’s a headless chicken!

    • 2
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      As you said , it will fit now but MS is saying he will let the parliament runs independently and there are gray areas there

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      I cannot understand what you are ranting and raving about. Furthermore, I am sure the Editorial staff of the “Colombo Telegraph” are shivering in their boots about your threat to put it on FB. LMAO

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      What’s your point anyway? This excerpt does not dispute what is said on the article but actually confirms it! Foot in the mouth, I’d say!!

  • 35
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    Aney Percival Mahinda, I am sure you can find something useful to do in Weeraketiya rather than trying to destabilise something before it has even started?

    Some suggestions: become an activist for Alcoholics Anonymous, a consultant on highways and airports/ports construction, a teacher of ethics and government in the village, or even an author – outdo Machiavelli and write a book titled “The Prince of the Tropics”

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      Add on:How to be a racist written all over the face and
      going round like a true nationalist!How to invite
      brothers suffering on a foreign soil and offer luxury of
      being ministers!How to train monks into thugs and unleash
      terror against unarmed civilians!How to fool the people
      of a non-existent devil!How to claim credit for jobs done
      by others!How to claim win in defeat!You name it!

  • 18
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    Wera:
    The constitution is what governs this democracy, I babble about the constitution in this instance because if you happen to read the above article you would notice the following:

    Quote:
    The Constitution states the PM should receive the majority support of the parliamentarians in the house and therefore, Wickremesinghe has to get the support of at least 30 more MPs.
    :Unquote

    People may use the constitution as a rag or to wipe whatever they want, but in this case (the above article) the writer has instigated a rumour with out getting his/her facts straight.

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      @ResponsibleJournalism

      A point very well noted. The author should have cross referenced the constitution to fact check the alleged statements.

      If they could amend the article by adding the constitutional clause which you highlighted, it would be great as it would increase the knowledge of the readers.

      Thank you very much for your generous response man and you have taught something to me today. :)

    • 3
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      I reiterate, I do not know what you are bellyaching about, as several MP’s of the UPFA announced at a press conference that they would not challenge any new appointments, and furthermore they would also extend their fullest cooperation to expose the corrupt elements in their regime.

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    Nearly 6 Million, most, if not the whole Sinhala Buddhist population bar the English speaking and moneyed Elite voted for Rajapaksa.

    The current crop of MPs in UPFA have to depend on this vote base, to get back in,unless they all join the UNP, TNA, SLMC,DNA, JHU, and JVP to contest the next Election.

    Most of these MPs are Ministers, Deputies or Monitors ,

    And they are the ones this Holy Coalition which is now holding the Levers, accused of taking Mega Bribes , and 25 % Commissions from Drugs , Rice and Coal imports to building Expressways to Airports.

    Now the Holy Coalition wants their votes to fulfil Sira’s first wish of making Ranil the PM, without the approval of the voters.

    The new PM Ranil promised to close the Katunayaka Departure gates on the 9th and start arresting all Bribe takers and crooks leaving the new MY Three Palala Rata
    .
    Today is the 11th and no record of any one being arrested or stopped at the Departure gate.

    Is Mr PM and his advisers spinning yarns to blame Rajapaksa for Ranil’s inability to get his ASS in to gear as he promised in the manifesto?..

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      So Sumaney, is Mathiripala a Sinhalese Vellala?

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        He is considered a Dalit by the warmongering Sinhala Buddhists.

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      Sumane, welcome back!

      For a moment we thought you had flown the coop via Mattala to join Comedy Hour. Your departure would, of course, not be moaned except for us who need to read your delusional and farcical comments to provide a laugh to start the day.

      CT readers really look forward to reading your lunatic contributions, so please don’t deprive us of that privilege.

      More strength to your debilitated elbow!

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      Are you trying to instigate a racial divide here? Loser!
      What “Reconciliation” was Rajapakse crowing about? Very clear from the thinking of his brown noses like you, that it was all his usual “bovine excreta” of manipulative propaganda.

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        Jaundice,

        “Very clear from the thinking of his brown noses like you, that it was all his usual “bovine excreta” of manipulative propaganda”

        …..with which manure you were nourished throughout his 10 year tenure.

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      K.a.sumanasekera

      Wait for a few more days. All dirty work carried out by MR, his brothers and sons and all of his other cronies will start to be exposed and punished according to law. Until then please do not jump.

    • 5
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      I totally agree with you for the love of my country,I supported MY3 but I’m also a bit nervous that they will lose their good intentions as these corrupt fellows from former government start joining them one by one under the disguise of supporting the 100 day new governments plan and then in return their past corruptions under the bridge

      It’s good to have constructive criticism for the sake of good governance and democracy

      Just hope new government will not fall into that trap

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    This wouldn’t be possible because Maithripala as representing the UNPers as ministers of his cabinet would be impossible for MR to oust Ranil as Prime Minister.

    Also, there are more opposition MPs are ready crossover to ruling party to support the President Sirisena.

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    Will the concerned Military Leader (Daya Rathnayake)or any other leaders in the Armed Forces confirm this story by the former Minister of Fisheries that Mahinda, the departing ex-President, had made serious plans to carry out a “Coup d’état” annulling the election results?

    For that matter, “Who the Hell” passed this secret message to Rajitha who is now hell bent on taking revenge on Mahinda?

    What I believe now is that My3 the newly elected President and his other relevant newly appointed leaders in his gang having formed the new government mustn’t waste any more of its valuable time running behind Mahinda and his cronies; it will be a complete waste of time at this crucial moment in history. Instead, My3 and Ranil must try to bring in within the promised 100 days’ time period the required legislations that will help easily abolish the presidential system of government so enabling the newly appointed PM to function with the all the required WIDE POWERS so as ENABLE HIM to run the country’s affairs as smoothly as possible until the new parliamentary elections will be held either after 100 days or within a period of 2 year from now to stabilize the country to get rid of the corrupt officials in the government services who alleged to have helped Mahinda when he was in power.

    Until such time, all the government MPs in the ruling UPFA and its Cabinet of Minister must remain in the Parliament to face the trial….!

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    This guy, Rajapaksha wants to destabilize our country. He is going to obstruct our peace. If he loose, he has to away from the politics and do some volunteer work for the peace as presidents are in other countries do,
    He covered his team to earn billions of dollars, he himself earned. He destroyed our law system and worked as decorator. He doesn’t allow to raise leader from even his party and need to be in the power until die and pass to the power to his eldest foolish son, Narmal.
    I don’t why this doesn’t understand his party.

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    It is good that they don’t stop anyone leaving because why the new president get the bad name as his first work is practicing “wiraya” Stabilize the law and order in this country and get them back and punish. international law will help to get them back. no heavens for them in any county.

    ” sapaya” chasing them where ever they are. Stole our money.

    • 1
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      At least, did you save your purse?

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    At least many different and even dissenting views are published here- Those arguing for Rajapakse must realize that a few days ago. Anyone arguing against Rajapakse had no platform – dissent was not accepted – That is a first step!

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    Sirisena, it’s time to do what is good and proper for Sri Lanka. Rajapakse simply cannot be put away. He must have some position in relation to his political acumen. Too many Lankans are traumatized by his departure from politics. This has the potential of translating into island-wide conflict.

    With the curse-ed West especially the bloody British, waiting to intimidate Sri Lanka so as to carry on White people tradition of patronizing darker races, let’s show them that we have our own protocol for our governance.

    With Sri Lanka’s historical tradition (Dutugemenu and all), Sri Lanka’s history is far older than the British one. It’s time we have a King. This will keep the people very happy, and you will be able to govern better with whomever you want.

    However, if that is too far-fetched, then let Rajapakse be leader of the Opposition. Now it seems that that is what Chandrika wants. But then she will be no opposition at all, because she was in coalition with you when you were running as president. It therefore betrays the great Democracy we have. For a good and vibrant Democracy, we need someone on the other side of the spectrum.

    If all this doesn’t’ sound constitutional at all, compare it with having Ranil as PM. Ranil simply won’t get the votes required by constitution to be PM, but still you can put him in, and make him executive PM at that. Now that’s not constitutional at all. So what then is wrong with Rajapakse being Oppositional Leader? He would know all the in’s and out’s of the country enterprise. You will be able to build solidly on his foundations. It won’t be an easy task, but it will be the most practical and sophisticated deal for Sri Lanka at this time.

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      It is questionable to claim Sri Lanka’s history is older than Britain’s.

      Stone Henge is older than any structure in Ceylon. The Skara Brae settlements are thousands of years older than anything in surviving settlement in Ceylon.

      In any case being older means nothing; America is a very young country but is a superior place to live than Egypt or Iraq.

      Rajapaksa deserves no position and no sympathy. He is dictator who made Ceylon into his family’s personal feifdom . He deserves to be exposed and held accountable.

      The only place Rajapaksa and brothers belong in is in a cell at the Hague.

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        “America is a very young country but is a superior place to live than Egypt or Iraq”

        Did your divine Mind say so?

        By the way, when did Rajapakseus rule Teporabana?

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          The fact that most people in the world would jump at the chance to emigrate to the US tells me so.

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        GO BACK TO STUDY HISTORY AGAIN.
        Stone Henge is believe was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
        Sri Lanka had pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years.

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          Paleolithic stone tools is a far cry from permanent settlements.

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        We are talking about recorded history. When Sri Lanka had a language and religion, British were still living in caves.

        As per America, America would die to have a history like Sri Lanka. Instead, they keep creating history every second, and reminding people that history is on the make. George Washington is a big thing for them. Sri Lanka has had her history in-Island. They did not need to go and conquer and destroy other country to be a viable and superior historical Nation.

        What you call Rajapakse’s fiefdom is actually ministries (with people he could trust), so as to develop the country.

        We are too mature a democracy and historical nation to blindly and revengefully throw our leaders in jail. We realize their value too much and will yet work with them Democratically in accordance with our Buddhist heritage.

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          “Sri Lanka has had her history in-Island. They did not need to go and conquer and destroy other country to be a viable and superior historical Nation. “

          What do you call the genocide of the Veddah and colonization of Ceylon by Indo-Aryan speaking invaders who started Sinhala civilization.

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            That history is too far in antiquity. That history is of all of the human race since the jump to the new level from pre-history.

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              How is it too far in the past when you bring up Sri Lankan’s early recorded history.

              SL’s recorded history only starts after invaders from Bengal colonized lanka about 2500 years before present. If that is too far in the past then why do Sinhalese keep saying Lanka is theirs, which is clearly meant to point out that Sinhalese colonized Lanka before Tamils.

              On the 1 hand you bring up Lanka’s ancient recorded history as an argument against Western interference but then when I bring up the genocide of the Veddah in response to your comment about Western imperialism you change tune and now say it is too far back in the past.

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      ramona therese fernando

      What a load of rubbish you have dumped here.

      You seem to be still living in the very ancient past (more than 1000 years or so) and saying things as if you were there during that ancient period. Are you dreaming or hallucinating, hearing voices in the head, visualizing living in the ancient time?

      Are you sure you are alright?
      It is advisable to consult a specialist (Psycho) as soon as you can before it get worse.

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        Not at all. I’m a great admirer of my Motherland’s history vis-à-vis American or British history. Certainly it is non-paralleled vis-à-vis Middle Eastern history, culture, climate, and landscape. Colonization ruined it, but Sri Lanka can come up again as the beauty she is with correct procedure, especially by this present Gosl working on the foundations of the old Gosl.

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          ramona therese fernando

          Reading the Mahavamsa over and over again you will find that there are so many issues which are highly questionable including the date of Vijaya’s arrival, funnily on the same day as Sambuddha attaining Parinibbana. Sri Lanka belongs to all the communities that live as citizens and they have to find a way to solve their own problems. The president should treat all the citizens as equal irrespective of majority/minority or race/religion.

          I think neither country in the world has a single source of history to rely on nor they bother about. Sri Lankan people are going through the same crisis some countries in Europe would have gone through some years, decades or centuries ago. With economic prosperity and development, religion, history, etc. have taken a back seat. Even India with its long Hindu history, culture & spirituality is now talking about secularism. This has happened as a result of economic development and their politicians identifying their priorities for the interest of their country.

          Countries with Short histories like USA, Canada & Australia are flourishing while the ego of the Sri Lankans (Sinhalese & Tamils) is keeping them down talking about their rich past but not the present & the future. Even after 30 years of war and destruction the Sri Lankans are still living in the ancient past and has not learned any lessons. I am sure the people of Sri Lanka will come to their senses one day perhaps after a lot of bloodbath and destruction has taken place.

          I wonder how many of the members of this forum who talk big about history, patriotism, etc really live in Sri Lanka to experience the real problems.

          Sri Lankans have a low IQ when compared to people from other countries:

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

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            Of course, there are many countries in the world with long historical underpinnings- Britain, France, Israel, Japan, China, and so many others.…….they have other races, but everybody speaks English in Britain, for example, and wear the same clothes, When they don’t wear the same clothes of the majority culture and religion, there is racial tension and violence. Saudi Arabia is completely uni-cultured on religiosity. India talks about secularism now, because their Hindu people are finally holding all the strings (previous to that, there were not enough Hindu billionaires to show arrogance)- they achieved their billionaire statuses within the Hindu non-secular culture.

            Countries like US, Canada, Australia are nations of immigrants of recent times, and they have their own horror-story histories before they became nice and good.

            What we need is for Tamils and Muslims to show love and concern for majority Sinhalese and incorporate their heritage with Sinhalese-Buddhists.

            Ps. IQ tests are based on European brain strength. Each and every country should have different IQ-indices based on climatic conditions, histories, and religion.

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      ALl ur writing is in vain. FIRST learn to address a sitting president.. you say about white man culture, aren’t u living in a white man dominated society.. namely USA?IF you are a patriot. you should come back and serve the country that YOU LOVE SO DEAR……. .Dogs bark, while the caravan moves on….

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        Hey don’t forget Gota ran away to the US and only came back after his brother became head honcho.

        Lankans living overseas can and are helping the country. One does not need to physically live in SL all the time to help the people of SL.

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          contradict statement, cannot convince then confuse.

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        Not at all. Sirisena won’t mind a bit as he is mature enough not to worry about any……sycophancy ……in addressing him……..and would welcome good positive suggestions on how to deal with the present situation, rather than titles and designations around his name. Anyway, this is social media, and so one is not expected to be too formal as that might kill spontaneity.

        He is in a quandary at the moment on not knowing how to incorporate Rajapakse’s apparent success story regarding country economy, and the reasons he defected viz. the needing to put that success story into better context for Sri Lanka.

        America strives to be a nation devoid of race. That is their prerogative as they are a nation of immigrants. Therefore, I hardly see myself in a white man’s dominated society. I feel I am doing so much more for Sri Lanka through social media that is hardly necessary for me to be there. Indeed, in being away from Sri Lanka, I have a more objective view of things.

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          The cliche of America being a land of immigrants is more a feature of mainstream media’s insistence of political correctness.

          Frankly it is insulting to the Native Americans for non natives to keep insisting America is a land of immigrants.

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      MR’s civic rights should be taken off just like what they did to Sirimao and sent to Jail along with his siblings and son for all the crimes they have committed during the last 10 years. They are still trying to commit more crimes by plotting against the new government by playing the communal card (their only option). MR deserves a life time imprisonment.

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        it is not wise to take off his civic rights – if you closely studied that over 47% majority sinhalses have voted for him – that means, those numbers will always be violent being backed by their representatives like Nimal Siripla, Wimal weerawanse and the similar still sitting in the parliament.

        Nevertheless I would suggest if new govt would keep Wimal weerawanse away from very active politics, much more can be achieved towards reconciliation.

        Wimal weerawanse and his way of sinhala filthy can do much more harm to the nation- even worst to EBOLA the like viruses. Those minister becoming appointed to safeguard law and order respecting civil cultural values when using the langauge should work hard to this end if good goerannce to be achieved. All regligious men with and witout in reglious costumes will have to play a leading role in the latter issues. Be them muslims, buddhists, christs- they should be given equal rights in every ways. Like the incident occured in Aluthgama few months ago, any good governer should have investigated it to unbiased manner sending Ghanasara for example in jail – or a rehablitation camp – making him a lession, then the fellow monks would learn from the punishment given to him. If all these would not work – he should be isolated and given psychotherapies to get him back to non-aggressive normal conditions. Was anybody of us happy the way the BBS leader betrayed the sinhala nation – not once very many times. The few supported him were coming from all violent walks of life. This was the case to Hambanthota and other high criminals attacked UNP fact finding mission so brutally. What did MR do against them ? He could make it a distinction between good and bad.. so why those people neverthess voted for him ?

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          The 47% will not make the wrongs into a right, they are just votes. Loolawathie, what kinds of ill-words did you used in the past on the Minorities by sympathizing on the Saffron Robed thugs. You are a flippity flop humbug.

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            I have not been against minorities. For me everyone born in sl are slankens. Should be able to have equal rights. you may be wrong here putting me into that category. I know Banda, Jimsofty, Abhaya and the many were attacking muslims of the country again and again. Bu tfor me, those who voted for MR – among them at least a significant number are though buddhists are not aware of the facts and figures of the MR rule.

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              Regarding the behavior of the rulers, Buddha advised:

              – A good ruler should act impartially and should not be biased and discriminate between one particular group of subjects against another.

              – A good ruler should not harbour any form of hatred against any of his subjects.

              – A good ruler should show no fear whatsoever in the enforcement of the law, if it is justifiable.

              – A good ruler must possess a clear understanding of the law to be enforced. It should not be enforced just because the ruler has the authority to enforce the law. It must be done in a reasonable manner and with common sense.

              — Cakkavatti Sihananda Sutta

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      If MR tries to continue his scheming, as priority, a plaint should be filed against MR for the Helping Hambanthota fiasco and put him behind bars.

      MR went on to destabilize every political party, little that he realised that retribution paid him dearly by his own political base of the SLFP split beneath his feet. Serves the SOB perfectly.

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        I could rephrase it… but struggle to conclude for a meaning.

        If MR tries to continue his skimming, as propriety, a plant should be piled against MR for sculpting the Humbugtota fresco and put it behind the oars.

        MR went on to vulcanize every political party, little that he released that contribution paid him fairly by his own political debase of the SLFP split underneath his balls. Serves the BOSS perfectly.

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    Most of the comments from desperate MR supporters Looks like trying to Resurrect MR & co in vain. I think the new government have to use crime against humanity to make permanently disable the enemy to concentrate to treat the paralysed country without any hindrance from MR &CO. However love you show to a wounded snake it will bite you at the end.

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    [Edited out]

    sach,I am no cad, Nabil, Gallege Punyawardana,Banu,

    Please use one name – CT

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      Leelawathie, Jim Softy, Percy Jilmart, Spring Koha, Keppetipola, Bunsen Burner, KA Kumanasekara, Sotti Suda, Pukaseema, Gamini, Gotukola Banda, Punyakarma, Sisil Sowmya, Parakadu Bartholomew, Ingerssol Rand etc etc.

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    Then why not you all bring him to law and penalize for all his ill doings and get back the money he and his all brothers, sons and other cathers robbed.

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      A Presidential pardon is in the process for the ill gotten money, and a special military escort for the ex-president during his lifetime.

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    “The Constitution states the PM should receive the majority support of the parliamentarians in the house and therefore, Wickremesinghe has to get the support of at least 30 more MPs.”

    That is not a problem at all for ranil as there have been many sitting on the fence,now they will jump. Srilankan pollies are the best jumpers.

    so MR’s plan is going to fail.Now what is his next?

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    MR AND HIS FAMILY, AS IN THE PAST, WOULD BE A THREAT TO THE PEACE AND HARMONY OF THE COUNTRY IF THEY CONTINUE TO WEILD ANY INFLUENCE IN THE COUNTRY. IF SUCH AND OTHER THREATS ARE TO BE AVERTED IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE NEW GOVT. SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO REVEAL TO THE PEOPLE ALL THE SHADY DEALS OF THE FAMILY AND EXPOSE THEM AND THE GOVT. ALSO SHOULD NOT OBSTRUCT ANY INTERNATIONAL ACTION TO PUNISH THEM FOR WAR CRIMES OR ANY OTHER INHUMAN OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THEM. IF THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IT WILL BE A DISAPPOINTMENT TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED A CHANGE IN THE EXPECTATION OF PEACE AND HARMONY IN SRI LANKA.

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    Call people en mass to the street to demand the immediate resignation of Mohan Peiris. Allowing him to function in his post encourages Mahinda to undermine 100 day programme.

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      EXACTLY, MOBILISATION OF MASS PEOPLE PRESSURE ON THE NEW GOVT. IS NECESSARY NOT ONLY TO GET RID OF ALL THE STOOGES AND EXPOSE ALL MISDEEDS OF THE FORMER REGIME BUT ALSO TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW GOVT. WOULD FULFILL ITS PROMISES TO THE PEOPLE MADE TO WIN THE ELECTIONS. IF NOT, AS THE SARVODAYA LEADER, DR. ARIYARATNE, SAID RECENTCLY THERE COULD BE ANOTHER REVOLT IN THE COUNTRY CAUSING A SERIOUS SITUATION.

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    The snake is a snake . Try him for crimes against the state ,I mean Mahinda is now prosecutable before that deal with his sidekicks one by one if they are still in the country.

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    This Bloody criminal crook already vandalized and wreck our economy and our country robbing 90% percent of economy with the help of our corrupt central bank governor and other executives.Today RAJA CROOKS Wealth alone close to 76 billion Dollars.He have not left any anything in the treasury for the incoming government. This government should immediately appoint SF as defense Secretary to investigate their criminal activities and keep them behind bars for ever.

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    If Rajapaksa tries to play dirty the new government must fast track investigation into his involvement in the murder of Loku Athula and the secret sale of the gold reserves one week before the elections. The Japanese man who bought the gold and secretly took it out of Sri Lanka must be brought before the court. This will silence Rajapaksa, I am sure. A special police task force must be appointed to investigate the former president and his family misdeeds.

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    MR has joined LTTE. He has released KP and allowed him to leave the country to reorganize and regroup terrorist scum.

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    Sri Lanka must be experiencing an enormous sigh of relief after the election results. The euphoria must be almost tangible. No more white vans, I hope. No more killing of unsupportive journalists, impeachment of independent judges, and other activities better suited to some Banana Republic where Peter Ustinov or Peter Sellers plays the part of the President. Many congratulations, Sri Lanka. Democracy survived — no, flourished, on January 8, 2015.

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    I understand that Karuna Amman wants to join the My3 camp.
    This guy betrayed the Tamils and enjoyed the patronage of Mahinda.
    Now after openly canvassing canvassing for Mahinda he wants to betray Mahinda and join MY3
    Hope they kick him out and send him to galore for war crimes

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    The mass cross-overs from Govt:to opposition before the Presidential election did not materialise for several reasons.Now is the time for those MPP of the SLFP TO CROSS-OVER if they are genuinely interested in Good Governance.After all,MR and his brothers treated them like Door-Mats.They went to the extent of addressing NAMAL as SIR.But hoodlums like Karuna,Douglas should not be touched even with a barge pole.So, the seniors should not allow themselves to be pawn in the hands of MR who has now set his sights to end up as the Executive PM.God Forbid]

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    Optimal solution: The South has a harbor, an airport, cricket grounds, empty highways, a convention center and many other empty buildings (occupied by ghosts at present) and most of all, a presidential palace. Let us give the South to MR Brothers Ltd. Let them rule the rice eating cattle and the grass eating people there. We can also have an India-Pakistan style partitioning, where people can decide which area to live in.

    That is the only way to get rid of this vermin and leeches who are still planning to suck our blood.

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    The South has a harbor, an airport, cricket grounds, empty highways, a convention center and many other empty buildings (occupied by ghosts at present) and most of all a presidential palace. Let us give the South to MR Brothers. Ltd. Let them rule the rice eating cattle and the grass eating people who support him. We can also have a n India-Pakistan style partitioning, where people can decide which area to live in. That is the only way to get rid of this scourge that is still planning to suck our blood.

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    Let the sleeping dog lie. Buddhist Priests will get offended and rally round to safeguard the war hero.

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    He is not a war hero.He is a war criminal who gave 700 millions LTTE to prevent Tamil people voting for UNP in 2005.

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