24 August, 2019

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MR’s Selective Amnesia: Says Agreements With Foreign Nations Must Never Be Signed In Secret

Mahinda Rajapaksa criticised the government last evening for signing agreements with the U.S. ‘in secret’, when it is no different to what his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa did in 2007 with the Acquisition and Cross Services Agreement (ACSA) signing with the U.S.

“If agreements are going to be signed with foreign nations, they have to be tabled before the Parliament in order to inquire people’s mandate on them before signing them…Without following the due process, signing such agreements ‘in secret’ is wrong,” he told the media at the Mahaweli Center this evening, responding to a question directed at him on the Status of Forces Agreement and ACSA with the U.S.

Mahinda also remained tight lipped about the SLPP candidate at the upcoming Presidential polls even though members of the Joint Opposition including frontliner Prasanna Ranatunga have openly confirmed it is going to be Gotabhaya.

Colombo Telegraph also reliably learns that Mahinda Rajapakasa’s sons have confirmed with several groups that it will be a ‘GR campaign’ at the upcoming election, in a bid to consolidate support for their uncle.

Mahinda however says he is ‘still looking’ and said he will continue to contemplate on who the best choice will be, until August 10.

“So far I have received five names for consideration. I will decide on the SLPP choice upon considering the public support for each candidate as well,” he added.

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  • 17
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    MAHINDAS ONE AND ONLY CHOICE WILL BE NONE OTHER THAN MRS.SHERANTHI. THE FIGHT WILL BE BETWEEN KARU JAYASOORIYA AND MRS.MAHINDA. THAT IS THE REASON MAHINDA IS DELAYING HIS CHOICE UP TO NOW.

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      CT,

      Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” politicians lie. MaRa is a special case, and he is King Liar. Unfortunately, those with mean IQ 79 or lower can’t sort it out.

      Have the politicians learned from the Para-Monks? When Minister Ranjan Ramanayake States that those who wear robes are sex perverts, the monks get agitated. Monk Ganasara says what happens inside the Temples, stays in the temples. In the meantime many youngsters walk with pain in their butts.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa knows that. After all about 50 percent of the Paras believe that the Sun goes around the Earth, and that they will end up in Nibbana, Nirvana or Heaven after they are dead. This cycle of deception continues.

    • 12
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      MR signed a special Gazzett to import garbage from US-NATO military Bases to Sri Lanka to Sri Lanka and store it in Katunayake, and US puppet Bond Ranil has been actively carrying out this mission with Haleys company..

      US, EU and NATO military bases are the biggest Environmental Pollution generators in the Indian Ocean and World with massive carbon emission by their war machine and WAR TOYS- tankers, rockets and jets. The global environmental crisis is massively caused by the US-EU NATO war machine.
      Check out the Report on the Pentagon’s massive Carbon Footprint
      https://www.codepink.org/elephant_in_the_room_the_pentagons_massive_carbon_footprint

      This Garbage dumping in Sri Lanka is all part of the US brokered post-LTTE war fake Reconciliation Project in Sri Lanka with Sumanthiran and Sambandan as cats paw and cheers leaders of the US project to spread CORRUPTION and turn Sri Lanka into BOTH a US military base and a massive environmental dump of US and NATO military base GARBAGE in the Indian Ocean.

    • 13
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      Paragon,

      Siriliya, the I.D. trunk loads of LTTE gold and Thajudeen murder will spill.

    • 11
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      Paragon – Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha former unlawful President of SL and Tsunami Hora has so many tricks up his sleeve. What can our former beauty queen and “Ratharan Nona” do other than eat the rest of the pie?

  • 33
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    When he did all dirty deals with China..
    No one able to tell him this ..
    Why did he do it .
    How much commission he got from China for all his projects.

    • 14
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      China paid big commissions to not only MARa, it had even paid his Prince Namal R for the projects. Now the burden is on the successive future generations of SL to repay during their entire life span.
      The consequences of that is already evident with people now having to pay an extra Rs.5/-for bread, and hardworking poor tea estate workers being even denied the Rs.50/- hike in the wages promised to them because they foreign SI Tamils inducted by the British and can be well exploited .
      Then there is the added burden of all of us suffering strikes by railway, postal workers. The island has now become a veritable hell hole with dengue disease bad weather conditions etc.,etc.
      Only the shaven headed brawny yellow and orange robed Sinhalese Buddhist priests like Gnasara and his side kick the fasting Rathna Thero who achieve their intended evil objectives are now gaining prominence.
      How all this could have an impact on the forthcoming Provincial and Presidential elections is a ‘wait and see’ matter for all of us just now.

    • 8
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      Mahinda is the richest politician in Sri Lanka. You can judge from that. Another question is how can afford the hospital bills of his supposed operation and his stay in Singapore.

      • 4
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        Rephrase the question: How is it that all our politicians have their health check-ups and other health problems sorted out overseas? (Singapore, UK, US ). Is it one the perks of a SL MP? Or are they all well off due to raking in commissions. and kick backs? I think we should be told officially.

  • 1
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    Mahinda Rajapakse and his govt was bad that is why the govt was given to Ranil and his UP. they were found to be worse. UNP and Ranil’s is actually the worst. If allowed, within the next five years Srilanka will be like THAHITI in the East. Ranil waited four years and within the next 12 months, he will make Sri lanka a Filed State. Now he is giving promises and how some one can believe that Ranil do these promises within this year when he could not do it for the last 40 years.
    IF the next govt gets the $ 480 million loan. The govt will suffer for the next 5 years.

  • 1
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    Pathetic politics in Sri lanka. Ranil versus Mahinda Rajapakse fight.

  • 1
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    Last time CT wrote, “at last, In November 2018, Old King will become the President of the Slap Party, after two years of its formation”. From the day of formation of the party, we raised many questions. They remain still not answered. According the uncertainties surrounding with those issues, we can’t believe any story coming from Slap Party house and we cannot be contended if it is one or two candidates would appear in the election. Any member from Old Royals, to stand as the sole candidate, must have the approval of China and US. As one person is unlikely to get both, two candidate option remains open. China doesn’t need confirmation letter from Old Royal Family for allegiance to it; because it knows to use the computers and earlier it used and grabbed the Colombo Pong Cing. America lost many promises, but it appears it is ready to experiment few more. So if America gives up, Old Brother Prince standing as China side singe candidate is easy option. The Old Brother Prince’s court cases in America were screwed up by Old Royals. To cover it up, US consulate in LA was blamed for it. Consulate did not to media. But Rajitha rejected any government involvements in locating Old Brother Prince in LA. But consular is said to be Old Royal accolades, not Yahapalanaya. So Rajitha’s comment was cover up to protect Yahapalanaya’s back.

    Ranil who went to Singapore came back his mind changed and now he wants to stand for the election. If we take it as Ranil’s negotiation with Old Brother prince had failed, either 1). It could be because Prince was adamant and refused to heed to Ranil; or 2). He was not the candidate from Slap Party, so no point in talking with him. Even there is lot of guessing in this, still it is in the valid side of logic.

  • 1
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    If there are two candidates from Slap Party and New King from SLFP standing too, then Ranil too have a chance to win. Tamil TNA still tied to the leg of Ranil forcefully by Sumanthiran. But, Muslim leaders have already said that they like to deal with Old Brother Prince. Again, last time Muslim Leaders supported SLFP did not win. New King won independently, by the support of Tamils md Muslim mass.
    Ranil not winning will hurt his leadership in UNP. If Vaalaiththodam Jr win, Ranil may lose the PM position, before next August. There will be pretty difficult situation if New King wins. But that is unlikely.

    But if somebody comes from Old Royals, Ranil may try to negotiate for a unity government until they get ready for election. If Old Royal drags the election using Ranil, until August, they will have good chance of loading all the current problems on Ranil and completely destroy UNP for another 25 years. This could partially relieve their other problem of how to deal with SLFP. We are not sure in hat party Olds will place their candidate. They may not wait for New King’s permission to place their candidate from SLFP. Other than Younger Brother Prince, anybody winning from Slap Party will be automatically become Chairman of SLFP, Including Kumara Welgama. The reason is none of them have office moved to Slap Party from SLFP. This may put the SLFP back again in the hands of Old Royals. CBK may face very big disappointment. Then, will Old Royals would abandon the Slap Party? It is a difficult question. If Old King wants to keep dynasty flow, he would leave the SLFP with the winner and promote Son Prince to keep develop the Slap Party and become the PM in August.

  • 2
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    What is this?..Is it a “Cheena” Patas to distract the Punters ?.

    The serious issue is the UNP Factions open Salvos at each other to impress the Punters before the Election.

    Keselwatta Kid is at least two weeks ahead of the Pack..

    He was in his Element yesterday ,telling the loyal Troops that 71 and 89 were the struggles between Haki &, Barry and Nathi & Athi classes.
    For the punters here who do not understand the Kid, those were struggles between the Haves and Have nots.
    The first one is a new thing the Kid has coined, but it sounds cool.

    It is the current struggle which this Yahapalanaya has created, which is the Struggle between the Pedestrians and the Yahapalanistas driving in their Defenders, like the one where the Mathematician who is an aspirant to be the the next Yahapalana President getting that poor White Van driver smashed..

    Anyway the Kid has gone even one step further in his preparation for the Big Gig. .
    The Kid says he will Develop and make everyone one a Millionaire .
    I hope he is not telling fibs like his Boss Dr Ranil.

    BTW Dr Ranil has promised to give a Gym Kits to every Villager before the Election.
    That is a good one,
    Just imagine our Kalu Menikes and Thadi Menikes who work in Hollogolla ,wearing Dr Ranil’s Lycra Gym Kits.?.
    Wonder what color Dr Ranil has picked.

    One more thing.. Keselwatta Kid’s Aryawa whom Dr Ranil’s campaing Manager Galleon Ravi insulted with his Barren Comment, was seen in the Kid’s Ministerial chair addressing the Staff while the Kid was on the Hustings. .
    I am soo happy that Kid is already at it ..
    I hope the Kid will also think of our our long suffering have not Dalits who are now in the Pohottuwa , also when he make those Millionare lists..

  • 1
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    My strong guess is, It is MR who want a PC election before the Presidential election. so that, He can score more points for the next election what ever it will be.
    Foreign powers wants either Sajith or Karu Jayasuriya to come tot he presidential election. I think is bargaining to stay the Party Leader and opposition leader assuming he will win the electoral district. foreign powers do not like Sarah Fonseka contesting and they have accused him already for something new. Kiriella and TNA are supporting KaruJ. My guess, there will be more surprises.

  • 14
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    Damn hypocrite and shamster trying his best to get the crooked family back in power to rob the nation. SL was destroyed during this rogue regime.

  • 9
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    ranil and mahinda are both consummate liars
    unfortunately the gullible public believe them

  • 1
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    Secretly selling is ok but no secret negotiation. How can anyone could upset about what he does. Only non-buddhists and non-patriots will object while patriots will accept it. Dont you guys know we have numerous parameters. Every aspect of our lives have different parameters. So that is Dhamma Deep and why worry.

  • 8
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    didn’t he give so many acres outright to the chinese in the colombo port city project.Thank god yahapalanaya made it into a lease.Just imagine having the chinese there forever on their land.

  • 8
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    Isn’t it ironic that a leader who had set bad precedence and initiated many bad governance decisions should stand up and criticise the very same but the idiotic journalists who would jump up to ask these questions should never question him regarding any of this. This never cease to amaze us ordinary folk

  • 3
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    Please Mr. President be truthful and honourable. You did a great service to this country by defeating LTTE. Please let us have that memory when we think of you, not as a cheap politician who lies without shame like that swell headed Sunday Times political columnist and Sirasa Pathikada joker. We believed them until the Sunday Observer published the proven facts of 2007 and 2017 agreements with comparisons. They should apologize to the readers and the viewers for misleading. But in your case you would have known the real contents and conditions of the agreements from the beginning, and how those were signed. You can still be a respected statesman if you try to live your rest of the years with some integrity. It will help Namal’s political future too.

  • 5
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    He knows politics while Ranil is a dumb ass. Ranil is equally responsible for any wrong doings happened since 1994. He was the worst opposition leader at that time and one of the worst pm. Ranil is more like a business running without proper marketing system while mahinda is doing everything possible to gain power again.

  • 12
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    MR what about underhand deals; million dollar commission deals on projects during your time; were they done in the Open ??

  • 9
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    “If agreements are going to be signed with foreign nations, they have to be tabled before the Parliament in order to inquire people’s mandate on them before signing them

    People have given the mandate and made president and prime minister to decide agreement that are signed with the foreigners as done when you are in power.In that case you should have strongly practiced it then you can preach now.

  • 6
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    Without his dirty deals would it be possible to decimate the LTTE and won the war?There were Dirty Deals with India, Pakistan, Britain, Israel, America and many other Countries besides China and from JR to Ranil all have had secret deals and made mints of money AS BRIBES AND COMMISSIONS.

    All have selective amnesia including Col. Tele.and the Majority SRI lANKANS.Now the dogs have started biting one another, a good sign of Sri Lankan Dogs.

  • 8
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    The worst thing which can happen to Sri Lanka is to elect One of the Rajapakse cronies. Please, please ,please. Sri Lankans do not make any mistake. No sentimentality, elect a person who can take the country out of the quagmires.

  • 9
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    Are you serious, MR. Under your watch the most atrocious crime were committed. One of which is now a case in the US against your brother GR by the daughter of Lasanta ,the GOOD editor. You cannot wash your hands of the dirty linen . You are part and parcel of it. KARMAis slowly tightening the noose around your neck.

    • 3
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      Jey – “KARMA is slowly tightening the noose around your neck.” The noose is the kurrakan satakaya worn by both father and Mongol son Namal Rajafucksha!

  • 9
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    Mara and co can only continue to feed us bullshit as long as we listen stupidly.
    .
    If we choose to call his bluff then what?
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    After all his relevance is based on our gullibility and our infinite patience with his never ending stream of crap.
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    Before pointing fingers at others and volunteering advise he should tell us how to right all the wrongs he did to Sri Lanka first during his regime.
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    His blunders with China are text book examples what not to do. In fact Sri Lankas deals with China gone wrong, are the most common examples shown to most countries who want to ask for Chinese investment.

  • 6
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    two US citizens were engaged in signing ACSA

  • 1
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    By way 2015 Jan 8th all Agreement( Local and International) initiated by UNP Wickramasinge of R…. that ONE Man Party leaders has demolished all accepts norms of previous democracy last 71 years of young nation prevailing of rule of rerestataives governances attacked by single stroke. The orthodox christen civilizations of that leader of Wiickrasimighe of R.. which stand for Neoliberalism policies of UNP by pro- USA line principles.
    We are moving towards US colony by secret agreement of ASCA, SOFA, MCC and other unknown MOU by UNP leadership of New Colonialism.
    This are key issues has nothing do with SLPP or MR leadership of an Opposition forces.
    Most of secret policies are principally of that Neo-colonialism of by UNP of that RW, MS and CBK political federalism. It was has laid foundation by Ongoing all above mention are “Agreements ” originated by USA Embassy in Colombo.
    After we lost National sovereignty 2015 Jan 8th ” all agreements” are coming behind back door covered operation that leaders of UNP originated set of policies. UNP govt. and rules are to care hoots of Voice of People of Democracy of an Island.

  • 11
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    The man is surviving today because of all the balls he has tied on to his left wrist, the golden door knob he was seen with many a time, being clasped in the palm of his hand and God only knows where in his body golden balls are dangling.
    Without black magic this arsehole can’t survive and if not for the dark powers of the snake oil charmers with whom he keeps company he will be reduced to a bloody whimpering, quivering, damn specimen of a out of this world ugly creature. Damn him and his damned family.
    Underneath his smiling features lies the cold, calculated, dark minded workings of a psychopath controlled by the devil.

  • 4
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    This statement of Mahinda clearly shows what a CROOK he is. Why are people still running behind such a CROOK? Its time to educate the voters by vising villages and exposing all the illegal things that Mahinda has done. Why not write a book in Sinhala, Tamil and English to expose this CROOK?

    • 2
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      Buddhist – Maybe, Dayan the bogus dr, warmonger and public racist #1 would think of writing a book on Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha with feedback from Geneva Loss Pe is!

    • 1
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      That is what Eknaligoda was doing.
      Eknaligoda wrote a book exposing not only Mara but his entire family.
      That book was said to have contained all details; names, relationships, qualifications, past jobs and present government positions, educational backgrounds, addresses, and many more details regarding each of the family members.
      That was why he was tortured and supposedly killed.

  • 4
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    The public should not vote for any of these thieves. If there is nobody really worthy of your vote, abstain.

  • 4
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    Hello MaRa,
    How many agreements have you tabled in the Parliament, before signing with US,China,India and rests?

  • 2
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    Ranil is talking about writing more laws to eliminate Terrorism when LTTE was created outside the Island, supported financially and with weapons by the west or the International community and Sri lankan forces fought it for 30 years.
    Now to eliminate this rag tag terrorists of Zaharan Ranil wants more laws.
    Sri lanka has to stop pacifying International community needs. Other wise there won’t be limit to it until we become Purtorico, Thahiti, El Salvadore, Venezuela, Ukraine, Jordan, Egypt.
    Sri lanka may face Hong Kong like situations too.

  • 1
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    Ranil is completely a Ultra right wing Neo-liberalist. the whole world knows it. Mahinda Rajapakse tried to be honest saying He is more towards China because, China provides much needed AIDs. USA did not like it and USA message. so, they got Mangala and CPA to get rid of MR. Anyway, they know Ranil is their man and they can not over come China so, they bring ACSA, SOFA, MCC-COMPACT all to make Sri Lanka a new colony just like Thahiti or even Hawaii where women shake their butts for strangers and tourism is hot in the hot paradise. I say, they both can not resist when they use the Carrot and STICKS method.
    I think gotabhaya Rajapakse has to negotiate saying I would sign all three agreements and let me contest the Presidential election.
    IF not Raajitha Senarathne’s new THREE WHEELAR PARTY whose adviser is Rajjitha, PResident and Chairman is his son, Secretary is his wife and the brother and Additional secretary cousins, going to be hired, are also members. they will help Srilanka with the help of Mahinda Rajapaske. Because he knows UNP is counting days in their jobs.

  • 1
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    There is another new alliance, the new NATIONAL CANDIDATE PROJECT aka UNP is coming as an ALLIENCE of all the minority parties, TRADe UNIONs and CIVIL SOCIETY aka OPEN SOCIETY or Civic Alliance or all MCC funded organisations. They say even if they lose the election, there will be be more Trade Union Strikes. Anyway, MCC-COMPACT does not lie Trade Unions. so, this may be the end of Trade Unions. It is well known that in the modern world where Free trade is reigning, TRADE Unions are a PAIN in the AS.

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