16 May, 2022

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Musing On The Presidential Stakes

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

It is absurd to attempt to predict the outcome of the presidential elections due in about three years, but it is possible to make a broad survey of current trends. There are four runners eyeing the starting post, in alphabetical order of initials they are AKD (the JVP-NPPS Anura Kumara Dissanayake), GR (Gotabaya the government, SLPP and Rajapaksa-clan candidate), PCR (Patali Champika Ranawaka) leading the 43-Brigade and SP (Sajith Premadasa leader of the parliamentary opposition and SJB centre-forward).

Only two, AKD and PCR have in any sense announced their candidature in that their outfits have published manifestos and they have been all but anointed. GR is the obvious choice from the SLPP-Rajapaksa stables but he has not actually stated his interest, if anything he has sometimes demurred. Because of this ambiguity I will refer to this option as GR-etc. His backers have flaunted no manifesto, no doubt cringing in shame from the Milk & Honey, Vistas of Splendour & Glories of Nirvana fiasco of 2019. I suppose the Sajith-SJB people are scratching their groins wondering what to write since all the punch lines and useable bogus promises have been usurped by others. There could a few nonentities (Pissu Sira and a few Independents) who may throw their hats into the ring and donate their deposits to the Treasury. I will make scant mention of this menagerie now or forever I hope in this column – newsprint costs money.

I have heard it said that there is a small possibility that SP may withdraw making a deal with PCR, but this is most unlikely. Formally, stout SP has the inside track on the Opposition-SJB lane while lanky PCR has hitched up his national-cloth ready to sprint on an outside lane. It is now or never for PCR if he is ever going to make a dash for the presidency. But “For what reason should I withdraw”, SP who polled 44 lakhs last time will ask? Nor can I see PCR, who considers himself a shining star eclipsing lack-lustre SP, accepting the vice-captaincy. I see both running and splitting the vote but perhaps wisely agreeing to recommend each other for the second preference ballot. My guess is that if neither of them gets 50% on first count, one of them and GR-etc will be first and second and therefore the main contenders in the second preference count. Hence tactical preferential voting will be disadvantageous to GR-etc, not to SP or PCR. If this sounds a little foggy at the moment. I will spell it out as the campaign progresses; there’s lots of time.

Frankly what game PCR will play is still an unresolved question. He mated with the Rajapaksa government, coupled with the Yahapalana government, divorced it and eloped with Sajith and it is said that he is now flirting with Ranil. A discharge of SJB elite bourgeois politicos is said to be lining up behind him to be best-men, of course with a portfolio thrown in. PCR has of recent become the cynosure of elitist and educated middleclass eyes and Sajith has been written off as a dumbo. This is recent, only after polite society woke up to behold the surfacing of the PCR option. What will PCR do if down the line a desperate government side offers him the ticket; anything is possible. Going on his proclivity to jump hurdles I think he will take it. A PCR-led SLPP-Pakse ticket will be formidable in this land of gullible voters.

The dismal prospects facing the government has created splits in the GR-etc group. A section of the SLPP, the 14 MP SLFP, Wimal’s NFF (MPs) and the one man each Gamanpila, CP, LSSP and Vasudeva outfits are plotting a separate internal platform with their own economic plan and challenging Basil’s pro-US moves (in particular the plan to sell CEB plant to New Fortress Energy). It is rumoured that as of now the conspiracy can count on 30 lawmakers who want to shut the stable door after herds of horses have fled!

But these are early days and the chips finally may fall in all sorts of ways; the take away at this time is that the government is in deep trouble and the GR-etc candidacy is dissolving. The fuel, electric power-cut, fiscal deficit and foreign debt crises have reached existential extremis. Gotabaya can reach 70% of electricity from renewable sources not by 2030 but by 2023, he may even aspire for 100%! Elementary my dear Watson; simply grind industry to a halt, introduce 6-hour daily power cuts and bring the economy to a standstill. You don’t need to do anything more; the demand for electricity will plummet, the economy will collapse and existing hydro reservoirs and baby renewable plants will suffice to meet the demand. Brilliant! If Mohamed can’t scale the mountain, bring the mountain down to Mohamed, to quote an old saying. No lights, no food, no money to go to the cinema (Covid-19 permitting), and no foreign currency for condoms! What are people to do; make babies?

Having said all this I am not yet willing to predict that the GR-etc option will be utterly decimated in an electoral landslide where its 69 lakhs will figuratively collapse to the likes of 6.9 lakhs. There is time more to make such predictions. The government side with some 130MPs, control of the state apparatus (= an outright licence to indulge in violence and electoral fraud), tens of billions in ill-gotten loot, and Sinhala chauvinism and saffron brigades at its elbow, will put up a fight. Its poll may be moderate. Still the regime’s electoral prospects are bleak; what holds it back from annulling elections and announcing a dictatorship is surely fear of a god-almighty spontaneous uprising – no thanks to a somnolent opposition!

At this moment it is how the Sajith campaign will be launched and unfold that is intriguing. My conjecture is that SP will not withdraw and accept the vice-captaincy under PCR. What is odd is that the SP-SBJ team has not presented a manifesto nor launched a significant campaign yet. Writing a manifesto so late in the day is difficult. Everything that can be said, lies and truths, have already been appropriated by some other outfit; so, what’s left for laggards? Are Sajith’s cohorts paralysed?

Let me move on to AKD but first I quote an angry and frustrated message I received two days ago.

“Forget about Ukraine. Sri Lanka is in turmoil. Seven-and-a-half-hour power cut tomorrow. No fuel, severe shortage of gas and as a result transport is at a standstill and vegetables from the cultivating areas cannot be brought to Colombo. Parliamentarians continue to travel in high powered vehicles with security escorts. It is feared that public transport will come to a standstill in a few days, including trains. Kumar, why not write something on these matters. However, it will be pouring water on a duck’s back; those in power don’t care two hoots and the opposition is fast asleep”.

Usually these are the circumstances in which radical-left parties thrive if they are awake. If the anger of this quote is widespread, then the JVP-NPP will poll respectably. AKD is still the dark horse in this derby, but he may poll a fifth of the vote but may fail to get within the first two which is where the preferential vote count matters. This assumes that in a four-cornered race (forget the minnows) no candidate will sail past 50% on the first count. As of now this is a reasonable statement unless SR and PCR unite as captain and vice-captain of one team making the election a three-cornered race.

To enhance its image the JVP-NPP team will have to greatly brush up its credibility. No number of apologies and promises will have a sizable impact. There will have to be restructuring; a visible and credible transformation of the internal power and decision-making structure. The JVP’s core decision making councils will have to be transformed to incorporate a different and more credible type of political species. People whose presence will give credibility to the mass-voter that the bad old days are gone and forever buried will have to be incorporated. Otherwise AKD will again be an also-ran. I have suggested three names, Lal Wijenayake, Prof Vijaya Kumar and Dr Michael Fernando who are all in the NPP Council. But it’s the JVP not the NPP that makes crucial decisions. Structural changes are a sine qua non if AKD’s poll is to increase beyond 10-15%. Time is running out; a last-minute patch will carry no conviction. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that the JVP is capable of this type of bold and creative lateral thinking.

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  • 13
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    Now that Adolf, Stalin, Idi Amin, Saddam, Pol Pot …….. have all kicked the bucket …….. it’ll be a hard task to find someone to top Gota!

    Your guess is as good as mine, Prof!

    Must never despair or ever give up hope ……. gotta keep on searching ………. done it for 2500 years ……. and counting ……….

    Someday ……. someday ……. we are sure to hit pay dirt ………..

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      soman

      Where are you?
      Run. Go hide behind your partner, grandma, mother, sisters, daughters, grand daughters, aunts, …… nimal fernando’s women brigade is on the march, staging a “sit in” in front of Gota’s Mansion, ……………..

      Make sure you wear Groin Guard all the time.
      Watch the women and learn.
      https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=WA-UNK-UNK-UNK-AN_GK0T-GK1C&v=1044161873113009

      Come to think of it you don’t need one.
      What is there to protect.

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        Travelling in luxury without a hint of a gas shortage ………. these are the SJB reps who speak about the hardships of the plebs out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1EObbyTaN8

        From the sublime to the ridiculous (Can I use this here, Sinhala_Man?)

        Native, unleash the full fusillade of the choicest words in your armoury ………. reserved for such women ………..

        Sorry Native …….. like Gota, I’m a coward ……… gotta send out my hired guns to do my dirty deeds ……….

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          Dear nimal,
          .
          I listened to this in its entirety, and made the following Youtube comment (with very slight “improvements” in wording:
          .
          “Panini Edirisinhe
          1 second ago
          .

          *
          I don’t know who you are. The words are very good, and represent an impressive marshalling of facts. It is true that you seem to be well groomed, seated comfortably in a luxurious vehicle and travelling on a broad highway.

          It has been suggested to me that there is a mismatch between your appearance and your words. However, I have no real problem with this. Better than hypocritically making yourself look dirty and careworn. So, overall, well done!”

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          nimal, I rather think that “old codger” with his eye for feminine beauty will also approve that. Also, she reveals her identity as “Bhageshwari Gunasekera“. I have checked her FB and find her to be an SJB local council member in the Gampaha District. Even a mobile number is listed.
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          I have a problem with you living abroad and being pseudonymous. Contradictions galore!

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        NV
        I am standing right infront of you.

        Soma

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        What is happening to our great hero, The Great Conqueror Gota: the man who singlehandedly defeated the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the universe?

        Ganungen guti kannawa? :)) ……… Getting hammered by women?

        Gota’s War II?

        From the ridiculous to the sublime (Can I use this here, Sinhala_Man?)

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      “I have suggested three names, Lal Wijenayake, Prof Vijaya Kumar and Dr Michael Fernando who are all in the NPP Council.”
      I will take the NPP seriously only when its Council accommodates many more minorities . That includes at least a couple of Parsees, Sindhis, Memons, etc. These people may not be electable, but they have proven economic competence.

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      NF quite an esteem list you have there. People have their own ways of fact finding. ( more of their own denial and justifying) 1) refer history books as far as 2500 years 2 ) selectively refering to experts who inturn support their views 3 ) refer to similar events in past with intentions of justifying, denying, normalizing, minizing …….4 ) do a detailed compare and contrast study so that it’s acceptable 5)victimize the victims and/ or by glorifying perpetrators 5) main source of information is from socisl media which needs facts checked and many times rechecked , re rechecked. If not for fake , doctoring , editing ……6) And NF you are among very few give your own opinion.

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        Being fed with such facts I now depend solely on Human Psychology which many of us, use in our daily practice. Treatment modalities are the same integrating psychology ( even culture, religion and beliefs) of the sick person to treatment makes it much more acceptable better outcomes. The simple fact that a person’s thinking/though proess is what influence emotions and behaviors/ actions which inturn personality/ character is very true in that , most of world and domestic events are not at all a surprise anymore.

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      Dear NF,

      Now with BONE LICKING dogs (Buruwanse and Gonthadipila) being sacked out of their virulent outfit -SLPP, they attack each other revealing lot more about the INSIDE information

      My question would be,.. as an US citizen, why cant srilanken AMERICANS file a case agianst the wealth of Basil Rajapkashe in US and in SL ? YOu may know the rights stipulated within duality between US and SRILANKA. Why do people of this country (Srilanka) stay further mum letting ballige puthas to continue looting this nation/state ?
      .
      Ugly American has become the main topic today – and GONTHADIPILA is questioning the IQ levels of KAPUTA s main actor -Basil aka 10%.
      .
      See, entire nation is draged into darkness, these ballige puthas stay as if their senses are taken away by someone else.
      :
      What happened to SO CALLED POWERFUL PRESIDENT ?
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      It is high time people to break the dead silence and attack the family bandits and their henchmen. The situation si worsening by the hour. It will go beyond the levels of today s lebanon.

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      Dear Sensitive CT commenters,
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      I mean NF, NV, Sinhala Man, HT, Old codger and all other genuine souls.
      .
      Please discuss as to why SRILANKENS are yet backward to call a spade a spade regarding the huge loans made by Mahinda Rajapakshe s mismanagement from 2005 – 2015.

      It is unfair to put the blame on all govts. Just imagine, Mattala AIRPORT, Hambantota harbour, stadiums, playgrounds, and towers and all unaffordable white elephant projects…… i dont think they worked respecting proper feasiblity studies to each of the gigantic projects.
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      As of today, to the knowledge of everyone, the country is scarsity of dollars. But main stream media dont seem to reveal the truths about how the country is fallen that deep.
      :
      CBK has finally broken the silence. Please listen to what she has to say about the HUGE loans made by MEDAMULANA pattapal horu (kings of looters).

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    Kumar David has high regards for our electorate. He trusts that our voters will display a thorough understanding of the ‘preference count’ of votes. It is too much to expect from a flock who have not the slightest understanding how democracy is supposed to work.

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      Nathan,
      “It is too much to expect from a flock who have not the slightest understanding how democracy is supposed to work.”

      You are right. This flock who did not have the slightest understanding how democracy is supposed to work misused the freedom that came along with the democracy imposed on Sinhalayo by Brits to promote terrorism to achieve their weird objectives.

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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “This flock who did not have the slightest understanding how democracy is supposed to work misu………………………………. …. “

        Is that why you support the thieves, robber barons, rapists, drug dealers, crooks, murderers, fascists, war criminals, ….. to be elected to parliament and high offices and appoint them to run this island?

        By the way do you know why your leaders travel around the world bearing begging bowls? Is it because of …..
        1. Tamil Diaspora?
        2. Islamic Jihadies?
        3. Born again Christians?
        4. Buddhism?
        5. 13th Amendment?
        6. British Colonialism?
        7. Dutch Colonialism?
        8. Portuguese colonialism?
        9. Nayakka dynasty?
        10. UNP?
        11. JVP?
        12. LTTE
        13. Chola conquest?
        14. Pandya conquest?
        15. Ellara?
        16. G G Ponna?
        17. S J V Chelva?
        18. A Amirthalingam?
        19. USA, UK, …Norway, the west, Hindia, ……. ?
        20. ……..
        21. ……
        22. All of the above

        —–
        Tick the one you believe to be the right answer.

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      Dear Nathan,
      .
      Kumar respects human beings in general
      . That is good and noble.
      .
      It may be that the faith he places in people is mistaken, but he is sincere. I would rather have decent, intelligent, and honest people around than Rajapaksa scoundrels.
      .
      “Intelligent?” – yes. He has a thorough grasp of many subjects. We exchange the occasional email; he’s always courteous, I might even say friendly.
      .
      What he doesn’t have is the low, despicable cunning that many Lankans display.
      .
      No criticisms of him from me!

  • 16
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    Two more years to go. Do not bother much about AKD ( JVP ) which is a lost force. NPP is another dreamer’s group. Now Wimal, Gammanpila and even Vasu have no place to go. There are many like Partali (PCR ) wounded by jumbing from both sides. MY3 (Sira) and Ranil have proved to be of failed stocks .What left now is Putin JR ( Gota),who is holding with no money, no food, no oil, etc, but, could make the country into another Ukraine if he succeeds. SP -SBJ of course has to wait and see whether there will be another Presidential election in the new future ? No body could guess in todays world situation !

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    A most readable article, with memorable metaphors well under control. However, make no mistake there’s a lot of substance in this.
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    No comments seen yet, but I’m sure that a few will emerge saying that Kumar is once more making zany predictions. I don’t subscribe to that view.
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    A Presidential Election has never, so far, been decided on a second round of counting owing to no candidate reaching 50% on the first round. In fact, only a minority of voters know that there are THREE Preferences. And even they don’t understand how potent it can be if exploited intelligently. There’s nothing morally wrong in doing so. Kumar tried valiantly in 2019, but how much can an individual writing in a foreign language achieve?
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    If PCR & SP/SJB together set about educating the public, because it is in their mutual interest, the GR/SLPP/Rajapaksa Group will suffer a terrible handicap, as we want them to.
    .
    Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela

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    If you are to grade all of them on a scale of 1-10 on matters of principles GR is sure to score 10/10 leaving his contenders below 5/10. GR has his feet sunk in concrete while the rest have theirs on shifting sand. I think Prof, Kumar David is a bit overboard.

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    In a competitive model in Sri Lanka this analysis only consider who is the leader who can win Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In this analysis author ignores the Tamil and Muslim voters or the contribution of them in not only deciding the winner but also deciding the economic growth or development of this country. In the next Presidential election it may be possible that North East Tamil speaking people can put another candidate with the support of voters or they may vote for Gotabaya. Who knows what will happen in Sri Lankan politics?

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    Dear Prof
    I am sorry to burst your bubble.
    You start the article by stating, “It is absurd to attempt to predict the outcome of the presidential elections due in about three years”.
    Let me ask you this, in which universe do you think the situation in Sri Lanka can stretch on for another 3 years plus.
    At this rate, there will be no Sri Lanka as we know it, in less than 3 months.
    Do you seriously think people can afford to be patient while everything seems to be falling apart?
    Goat’s solution is to go to Ganne Akka for advice.
    The next thing I can see is the complete annihilation of the Mara and Gora family, a lynching if you will. The only one who will escape is Basil. He is too slimy.
    We have to discuss what we will have to do and who will take charge after this event.
    We better get our act right, so that we will not be plunged into a worse situation in the aftermath.
    This is the time to nominate the leaders for tomorrow.
    First and foremost we the citizens must get our attitudes right. We need to detach ourselves from emotion and come up with solutions that are beneficial to all Sri Lankans, not just the Majority.
    Selecting leaders appearing to be suitable for one set of people has to lead to nothing.
    Let it be a good lesson to all.
    Let us reboot with a better mindset.

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      HT,
      .
      Gota aka Mandasena (Manda – meaming mentally ill/weak) has no other options than to hang on and rely on to PINGUTHTHARAYAs filled sinhala-buddhist temples (not real buddhist temples going by the true teachines of our lord buddha).

      and

      Ghanakka (a prophetess, who predicts about the future of Rajapakshes – she or the like are well connected to Kali-Amma controlled Dhammika Paniya (concoction) known at the very beginning any only panacea to stand against COVID infections.).

      Analysts make it clear – short of dollars in the country came into being due to numerous unaffordable debts taken for Mattala airport, Hambantota Harbour and other white elephant projects that MR s regime introduced to the nation. Further to this, not even 20% of the amounts taken as loans are said to have invested in those projects.

      Main stream medi should break the silent on the facts and feed the nation with the facts clearing the doubts of the people. Else, everyone would stay attacking all the previous govts – in the same time, RAJAPAKKSHES criminals would remain adulated further.
      Rajapakshes politics clearly changed the society so that their kith and kin could politically survive in the country. Low level unedcuated sinhala buddhist monks behaved like Rajapkshes# hired men, yet today they have been doing it.

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        Dear LM
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        What you say is very true. They have succeeded in corrupting Buddhist monks by various means, thus corrupting Buddhism too.
        .
        Similarly their belief in kattadiyas tells loads about their psyche.
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        You are again spot on with the issue of loans and that only 20% has probably been invested in the country. What is even worse is that there is no return of Investment even on the 20% that has been actually invested.
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        It is a matter of time, China will come for the rest of the white elephant projects.
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        Most of those projects were given to china for 3 reasons: 1. Kick Backs, 2. To bribe China to VETO UN action against Maras war crimes and 3. for cosmetic reasons to fool the idiotic masses.
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        Our peoples main problem is extreme low esteem. Mara and co know how to prop up our egos. They use the “race card” to accomplish that effortlessly.
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        That is what they are using to make our people to detach themselves from reality.
        After all these stuns, their time is up!
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        Nature will run its course now.
        .
        Lay back, relax and enjoy the Rajapaksa debacle as it unfolds in the coming weeks.

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      Dear HT,
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      You value logic but you display little of it in your comments. I will prove elsewhere that you’re essentially emotional.
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      Honest and sincere? Yes, you are.
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      Here the word “slimy” is emotional, and relies also on audio effect. Most words beginning with “sl” have negative connotations. Sit at my feet and learn the finer points of English!
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      Lanka gets worse by the day. However, this news represents a bit of welcome honesty.
      .
      https://www.newsfirst.lk/2022/03/07/sri-lanka-devalues-rupee-to-rs-230-per-usd/
      .
      There will be a shambles of a country left in three years, unless virtually all life forms have been destroyed in a Third World War, for which Putin will be to blame.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe of Bandarawela, Sri Lanka (NIC 48 3111 444V)

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        Dear SM
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        Yes, you are very correct when you say that I always insist on using rational thinking or Logic when analysing something.
        .
        This doesn’t mean that one should become a robot in every aspect. I say that one has to switch on his or her logical faculty when it comes to politics. Stop being deceived by tricksters in white clothing.
        Let us learn to see through what these animals are telling us.
        I hope my explanation will clarify the misconception.
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        You are asserting that the word “slimy” makes me an emotional person.
        I wonder if you understood the context in which I used that word.
        Kindly explain.
        .
        Here is something that I find amusing, you are using a pseudonym to write, yet you not only put your real name at the bottom, you also state your ID card number and sometimes where you live, this is quite a contradiction; an oxymoronic thing if you ask me.

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    When a ship is sinking, even the rats abandon the ship.
    Sri Lanka is at that stage, you can see this for yourselves, Buruwanse, Gommanpila, Vasudeva “the pakaya”, and the likes have bailed out.
    These kinds of scavengers have seen the writing on the wall, therefore they are doing what they do best, switch sides for their selfish interests. I don’t think they should be spared any sympathy, these are the same people who kept on playing the dirtiest of games to keep Mara and Co afloat.
    They too deserve the same measure of punishment as their masters.
    If there are others who deserve the same punishment as the Mara’s, they should not be spared, regardless of the party.
    This is an opportunity to rid Sri Lanka of shit eaters.

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      I read all comments upto now including Native , NF, Nathan, HT and Hancho. I understand CT does not reflect the voters out there. The reason I still hang around is to see, if there is any hope for Lanka. Personally I feel there is none. But saner voices here continues to keep challenging my beliefs.

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        Unfortunately even Hopes are taken away by Medamulana rascals 😡😡😡😡😡

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          People ‘s stupidity is more than appeared to be.

          With today s situation, any other like minded folks would have come to streets expressing their angers/agonies, however, our people would not make an inch of move – similar to those sloths in amazonian jungles.

          Gonthadipila is revealing a lot today – some of them are the facts, please watch it below
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gc9on913Tk
          :
          Just listen to them, whenever YOUTUBERs interview them and the comments added to each of those video clips.
          .
          Pinguthatharaya community has injected the germ in them, no easy reverse could ever be possible.
          :
          So dreaming of turning it to a SINGAPORE would never come close.

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      Dear HT,
      .
      I have seen your response to my earlier criticism; I’m sorry, I don’t find what you say convincing. Your faulting me for “oxymoronic” doings – is that a problem for you?
      .
      I know your identity (and LM’s) but I have been careful to not reveal anything that you haven’t told the public yourself. Were I to do otherwise, that would be wholly despicable.
      .
      I’m not really adding anything new to my criticism of you here. Can’t you stop calling people “pakaya”, and “shit eaters”? The latter epithet has zero denotative value.
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      I haven’t looked at the updates here yet:
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      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sending-putin-to-america/
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      I have things to say about your shallow comments that I have already seen. See what Lasantha Pethiyagoda says. I’m sure that he’s applying those to you.
      .
      I have actually taught logic – long ago, it is true. Your reasoning is not logical at all; it’ll do you a lot of good to listen to what you are told. I consider you a decent man, and even as a friend, but I wont flatter you.
      .
      Panini

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    From the videos of people protesting in various parts of the country, it seems Sri Lankan citizens are now having buyers remorse. It is a shame that our people do not have the ability to judge a party/family, from the past. We all knew who the Rajapaksa’s were, the corruption, nepotism, cronyism, white vans, attacks on journalists and activists, and the racism, and yet they flocked to the voting stations to vote them back in. They were easily swayed by the Easter bombings, which now it turns out, these scoundrels were complicit in the crime, turning the majority against the minority, Christians against Muslims, and using that division to win the elections.

    Gota may have kept the streets clean, but he has no clue how to lead/manage/govern this country.

    Sri Lankans, don’t you ever learn? We are now suffering the damn consequences.

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

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      Ashan
      Let the people suffer for the stupid attitudes they have.
      Nature is teaching them a lesson here, through Mara and Co.
      I hope this will reset everyone’s brains to understand the meaning of humanity.
      Mara and co have activated our primal instincts systematically through various devious means.
      Mainly by corrupting the Buddhist monks, (they went ahead to try the same with the cardinal, but now the cardinal’s eyes have opened to reality), the sense of justice and fair play has died in the society.
      When the majority is misled, what can you expect from society?
      Give it time, things will sort themselves out. Everyone will get what they deserve.

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    The economic situation is much worser than a persidential election. For an election to conduct, there should a meanigful functionary of governance. Very soon several institutions barred from access to international financial institutions and Government to Government negotions starting to fail too. In near future we won’t simply afford to have a local council election either. Then what’s the point talk about a Presidential election.

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    Where is our moron Blind Eagle alias HLD. Must be now hiding at Weeramonkeys house under the bed. How all these guys collectively ruined our country through utter racism and selfishness and ignorance. Now the entire Raja gnag in utter mess. Even Gnanaacca cant do any thing though Kali Amma alias Pathini Deiyo. Now only hope is a flight to Thirupathiyan on that blue plane owned by a para dhemalu.

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      BL,
      .
      None of us on CT are aware of the identity of ultra racist EE.
      .
      People never thought GOTA would fall to the level of ” DAMMIKA PANIYA MAKER” but he himself has proved it as of today.
      .
      Hirunika and my friends in the US evidently provided that GOTA had no whatsoever capablities to lead a nation, but he could better be a skilled person to beautify his garden which I believe is a talent of many.

      BL, people with some sanity would agree with you, but calling ” para Dehmallu” I dont think the tamil community deserve it. In contrast to that, it is right – to call that our sinhala nation is the most racial one among all other races. Consequences are before the eyes of the nation today.

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        LM
        Thank you for being a distinguished Sinhala person. There are very few like you.
        You have to be proud that you are blessed with a balanced viewpoint and you are above petty racist tendencies.
        I can tell by your words, that you have lived a privileged life and your heart is free from sadism or hatred.
        Please consider yourself highly blessed.

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          HT,
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          You too are a person with a heart of gold. I believe many of us on CT recognize it today.
          I know your thoughts and minds very well today. My wish is more of you to contribute to educate the average. If we would lag to do the job, things would have turned out be worse.
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          I really dont know how you could do it, but everyone of us should take part in that common effort but a mamooth task.
          :
          Srilanka would have become a real paradise, if some few thousands of your typ would do the job.
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          May more courage and stregnths be with you !
          LM

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