4 February, 2023

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Need For An Agreement With The Citizens For A Stable Political Future

By Godwin Constantine –

Dr. Godwin Constantine

We are at the brink of a major mass protest. Even the US envoy had summoned a press conference at her residence to convey her belief “it is inaccurate that some countries await change of government to offer aid or assistance” todays new paper reads. This is simply her belief, or a statement released due to the fear that a centre-left party may get the chance to form the new government. The US is clear in their views, nothing matters, who ever can be their puppet is the highly democratic and preferable candidate what ever happens to the people. We have enough evidence all over the world to illustrate this policy. However, the evidence available thus far is contrary to the belief of the US envoys.

The ‘9th revolutions’ was initiated by the Mahinda Rajapakse supporters attacking the GotaGoGama which ultimately resulted in the resignation of MR from the prime minister’s post. Then came June 9th which say stepping down of Basil Rajapakse , and the 9th of July is expected to lead to the ultimate change. As things appear this is going to be a well organized well orchestrated through large groups. Let’s hope that sanity will prevail and the ‘selected’ Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will not try to just brush it off in his usual (initial) way. This is possibly going to be the final stand-off between the conventional (corrupt) politics (smart politics – Ranjan Ramanayake) and the ‘aragalaya’ politics.

Who ever comes to power our situation is bound to worsen. But this situation presents us with a good opportunity to get rid of corrupt politicians and bring in a drastic change of governance within the democratic framework. This system change is not to attract foreign loans, as believed by the US envoy, it is to reboot our system and drive the future course in the correct path, this is to gain the confidence of our expatriate brethren to country’s future, this to improve the image of the country is enhance the investor confidence. If we believe that a change will bring in enough loan that will only prolong our agony and delay our recovery and lead us in to an unsustainable debt burden (if it is not already) situation.

Who ever forms the new government will have 3 main tasks. First and foremost is to convince the public not to expect miracles and to accept that we are at the rock bottom. Very soon we will have to stop getting loans and depends on our remittances, and earnings. If we do not stop importing fuel through credit lines our debt is going to be unmanageable in the near future. Improve the public transport system. It is important to have a clear policy regarding fuel allocation, health care and food distribution.

The second task will be to bring to books the public officials who are acting as agents to exploit the system. It has been increasingly brought out in the hearings of the COPE committee in the recent times, some unbelievable level of corruption in the public sector in the country. The public sector must be pruned to a manageable size. All forms of political employments should be stopped.

The third formidable task will be to ensure to prevent corrupt politicians re-entering parliament. In a democratic set up it is mainly in the hands of the general public to consciously work towards creating a new political culture. During the past 70 years or so we have learned to find an “enemy within” to attack to achieve narrow political gains. This is an inherent weakness of the “democratic system” we have happily endorsed without endorsing the spirit of it.

Everyone will have to make sacrifices; we are not going to be able to enjoy luxuries of life for quite a long time. We can only wish that some thing good will come out of what we are going through. However, comes to power will have to enter into an agreement with the citizens about necessities and what can be offered and what cannot be offered. A fuel ship is coming tomorrow and a ship is in the port and if you have a protest on the 9th the ship that is to arrive on the 10th will not come –sort of baby talks are enough.

We need to ensure corruption free politics; corruption free public sector and great attitude change among the masses to create a just society.

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    “Successful solutions have been achieved to existing problems” president Gotabaya said just the other day. It got prominent electronic exposure online. He also said: “The country is now reaping benefits after long and well-planned effort.” After such assurances, why is everyone saying we are in trouble? Such people are behaving as if Gota has lost his sanity, as if he isn’t aware of queues of people for commonplace supplies for survival, as if he is living in la, la land.
    Gota gona is the phrase.

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      Be honest Gota is the most incompetent President or PM Sri Lanka has ever had. He is worst than six times failed Ranil.

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        Bert,
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        Those who had brains predicted well that former PIMPY in CA would be incapable of ruling the nation. Nevertheless, his brothers secret ties with srilanken main stream media painted th epicture making fake perecption about him.
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        Going by his crime records, he could well be a champion if there were lot more SRILANKENs to be gunned down like dogs and cats. I mean srilankens.

        This is why entire world is stand still today, until resignation would be officially made. They dont trust him at all – in my opinion, even if the bugger would be back to the US, people up there would not let him scot free.
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        However, whole lot of MERCY COWS within the country – I mean 2 leg mercy cows thought, a person just because his adminstration did some good work in COLOMBO BEAUTIFICATION, that would be more than enough him to be a statesman. People s scale was naively set to identify his profile.

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    GC Doctorate, it’s amazing to see Lankan preoccupation, uncontrollable, overly concerned and often irrational worries about international interference, rather paying attention to your own politicians who are mostly racist, criminals, crooks and murderers. Fact is, our Sorry Lanka is of no significance to any one as long we are not a pain to others. ( illegal migration, exodus, begging, needing constant life support, illegal arms/drugs transit, ——) . The reason U.S envoy said, because many are questioning the lack of support, from U.S. Obviously as long Rajapaksas are around many countries are reluctant to do so. Is that called a regime change ?? or cleansing of mafia. Do you really think a bankrupt country like ours , having left, right or center matters ??

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    The citizens of SL and their DIASPORA have been working hard and had valuable FOREIGN EXCHANGE over several decades. All these was wasted by the current and past politicians of all sides except JVP-NPP. The UNNECESSARY civil wars too drained the needed foreign currency. It is CRIMINAL to have an HUGE Defence Expenditure. This has to be trimmed. The occupation of acres of land in the North and East of SL by the Defence Forces has to be cut down tremendously and MAKE the people in
    these areas to breath freely. I do hope a completely NEW CONSTITUTION that is minorities friendly is passed SOON.

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      Naman,
      “I do hope a completely NEW CONSTITUTION that is minorities friendly is passed SOON.”

      Definitely the new Constitution should be friendly to Vedda Eththo who are the only indigenous minority community in Sinhale that have been neglected by Sinhala politicians. An autonomous region should be given to them in the East which is their ‘Traditional Homeland’.

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    This situation presents us with a good opportunity to get rid of corrupt politicians and bring in a drastic change of governance within the democratic framework. RIGHT.
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    Godwin Constantine should not pretend that he could read minds!
    What did US envoy say.
    The envoy said that it is inaccurate that some countries await change of government to offer aid or assistance.
    Won’t she know ‘more’ than he, you or I know … .

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      “The envoy said that it is inaccurate that some countries await change of government to offer aid or assistance.
      Won’t she know ‘more’ than he, you or I know … .”
      She is a diplomat who, as the definition goes, ‘lies abroad in the interest of his/her country’.
      Check out the record of US aid, even better US sanctions.

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        “She is a diplomat who, as the definition goes, ‘lies abroad in the interest of his/her country’.”

        The diplomats lie in the interest of country (sometimes in the name of their respective gods) however here our own diplomats lie on behalf of their political masters, …. while Chinese diplomats always seem talking truth.

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    Be honest Gota is the most incompetent President or PM Sri Lanka has ever had. He is worst than six times failed Ranil.

    If you can think of a worst President or PM you can state that fact.

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    Minister of Investment Promotion, Dhammika Perera, has been quick to safeguard his casino businesses and ensure he can continue not paying taxes on his gambling incomes. So he wanted the prime minister to resign from his post as finance minister. Perera tells us if not he will join Aragalaya. The new minister, and overnight media star, has been playing true to form of most ministers. They only seek to better themselves and their slimy hangers-on through their cabinet positions.
    Fortunately, though the cabinet has approved the issuance of new licences under the Casino Business (Regulation) Act No. 17 of 2010. Without such licences, gambling business have been able to hide their incomes and not pay taxes.
    Gota, Ranil, are now out of jobs. But gambler Perera can return to his casinos.

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    Dear Godwin,

    “Need For An Agreement With The Citizens” – Does it include all citizens – Tamils, Muslims, ..?

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      Anpu,
      “Does it include all citizens – Tamils, Muslims, ..?”
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      No. Terrorists who ruined this country are excluded.

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    Good news. Gana Akka has given permission to Gota to resign but not before the 13th. of July.

    The significance of 13th. Don’t know, ask GANA AKKA.

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      Please listen what GHANA AKKA has to say today.
      :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URcvLJUg3_Y

      She behaves as if she did know GOTA. Her connection was mainly with Nandasena’s Wife.

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    The problem of this country is definitely of our own making, family run governments both in ruling and opposition was designed to loot the otherwise gullible public ..indeed Chinese money got Colombo some great skyline which were nothing but concrete shells with nothing inside..the lack of economic wisdom or prudence cost us dearly , today our pistons of economic engines ceased to work , tourism, trade, remittances, textile exports, airlines ( purely survives on Indian traffic ) and ports ( mostly used for transhipment to India ) it will be a long haul for this nation to normalcy as everyone has to bear the enormous burden of debt inherited by our unscrupulous rulers, many of them would have already fled to UAE or USA.

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      James,
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      Not just one single problem, but thousands are mixed up.
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      Just imagine, if the elected parliamentarians do their job properly ? How many of them have made efforts to work on implementation of reforms. Instead, Prasanna Ranathunga or the like behaves like thugs and authorities. Ministers interfere lot more in money grabs than their reponsible, assignments. Entire structure should be replaced with new reforms. People like mercy cows continue supporting them. Media which is said to be the 4 th pillar of a democracy has fallen to the level of fradulent business men.

      Not only politicians, but also people are to be blamed. Politicians are the mirror image of the society. Society is built of people. Both people and politicians are highly corrupted. A tiny portion would have been anti-corruption, however, they woudl not care much about srilanken politics, because they do know that experts have no room in srilanken society.

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        Dear LM
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        Yes, it is time to right the wrongs.
        We have to carry every single citizen along as one big family.
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        If you ask me, I will continue and eradicate all the corrupt elements who have been surrounding the Rajapaksa bastards, next.
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        Reduce defense spending, and channel the savings into building a strong industrial base. We should address the pressing issues promptly and try to restore the country back on track.
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        My major fear is that yellow pets will turn around and continue with their fascist ways and end up dividing the people again.
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        We really need to be very vigilant against anyone who tries to draw us back.
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        I will offer to dig free graves for the likes of Lester, EE, Champa, and the rest of the scum. They and their like have no place in our society anymore. So take my offer for a free grave, just walk in, lay down, and I will help fill the graves back.
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        EE, Lester, Champa, Soma help yourselves and the rest of SL by going to hell on time.

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          That Alle Baluwansha and several other YELLOW PETS behave today as if they did not support RAJAPAKSE- rascals to return to power.

          Sepal Amarasinghe, Sudaa and whole lot of various other YOUTUBER channel holders/ beggers, behave as if the change was made by them today.

          ACTUALLY CHANGE WAS MADE BY FEARLESS YOUTH- we respect them but not to youtubers.
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          In fact, SEPAL AMARASINGHE was campaigning to bring RAJAPAKSHES as nobody else did that much.

          For some reasons, SEPAL is totally against former MP HIRUNIKA PREMACHANDRA.

          SUDDA is vehemently supporting HIRUNIKA today, but SEPAL is totally against.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlAzfvjRZ6A
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          Recalling the situation clearly, – Hirunika was the first to have risked her life, before ALL THESE POWERFUL MEN started to stand against GOTA.
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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KASZP6e6_c8

          I would have been happier, if MOBs destroyed SEPAL#S house.

          The kind of mlechcha men should be respected by anyone.

          Sepal is in the opinion, all others are GOBBAYOS, but he is not.

          He is equally complicit to have brought MEDAMULANA ballige puthas back to power. His – not anyone above- campaign, truly weakened the OPPOSITION.

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          Human Touch

          “EE, Lester, Champa, Soma help yourselves and the rest of SL by going to hell on time.”

          Please don’t send them away because HELL is where Sri Lanka is.

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    Human Touch

    “EE, Lester, Champa, Soma help yourselves and the rest of SL by going to hell on time.”

    Please don’t send them away because HELL is where Sri Lanka is.

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