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Need For Retraction & Apology By President

By ANI Ekanayaka

Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka

Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka

Just as pathetic as the recent repugnant public criticism of the Bribery Commission, CID and FCID by the President, is the stupidity of some Ministers who have been trying to vainly put a good face on a bad speech, as if the people of this country are fools who can’t understand spoken Sinhala and will believe anything they are told. Where millions have heard and watched the widely circulated video recordings of the President’s speech for themselves, the people are not deceived. People know exactly what he said and meant notwithstanding the distortions of politicians who would pull wool over their eyes. Indeed if nothing else the resignation of the Director General of the Bribery Commission is final proof that the President’s remarks were deeply offensive to such agencies.

There is of course nothing new in the tendency of Ministers to embellish the truth for the sake of damage control and tell us that everything is hunky-dory. One example from history is that of a current Minister who speaking at a public function two days ago is reported to have said that “the President had not found fault with the Commissions . . . had not included any remarks intended to weaken the functions of the independent commissions . . . but had only emphasised the importance of protecting the dignity of war heroes who saved the country from the clutches of terrorism”. So I suppose we are being asked to believe that the President was only being kind to the Commissions ! Interestingly in clause 397 (P.83 ) of the Human Rights Council OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka as an example of the previous regime repeatedly denying any responsibility for enforced disappearances, the report specifically mentions the name of this Minister who when he was a Minister in that regime had in 2007 (quote) “ claimed that the reports about people who disappeared were the result of the “propaganda strategy” by “a ruthless terrorist organization” which tried to ‘paint a bleak picture internationally to bring pressure on the government so that our resolve will be weakened’”. So much for his credibility today.Maithripala

The reality is that the President’s ill conceived criticisms were a sad betrayal of the many good people who trusted him to uphold the rule of law and relentlessly bring criminals to justice without fear or favour whoever they might be. On the contrary the threatening tone, strong language, and content of his emotional speech reflected an abuse of power in seeking to demean, demoralise and put political pressure on these valued independent agencies investigating corruption and crime. Indeed his outburst was reminiscent of the arrogant contempt for independent bodies we had come to expect from the previous Rajapaksa regime in which ( lest we forget ) this President sat as a Minister for about 9 long years during its worst excesses.

Far from criticising the brave hard working officers of the Bribery Commission, CID and FCID the President should be praising encouraging and honouring them for persevering with a complex – even dangerous – job under difficult conditions. His attempt to seemingly put the brakes on the work of these institutions and slow them down runs contrary to public impatience that investigations should be pursued even more rigorously with more wrongdoers being brought to justice more speedily. Perhaps his remarks were provoked by anxious fears that going after senior figures in the military establishment might be politically unpopular making life harder for him. But that is his problem to solve. Such considerations must never detract from the imperative to bring wrongdoers to justice without fear or favour.

The President seems ultra sensitive to the feelings of high ranking security forces personnel being investigated as if gratitude to them for winning the war should make us tread more lightly in dealing with their offenses. But he has forgotten the cardinal principle that all men and women are equal under the law irrespective of rank, position, titles, status, medals, honours and past record of service to the nation however distinguished. Indeed it is possible to argue that misdemeanors by the security forces at any time should be investigated more urgently and punished more severely because of the exceptionally high standard of discipline and morality expected of those whose statutory duty it is to protect innocent people and defend the nation. In this connection the President’s proud boast about disarming the UNHRC, neutralizing its concerns about war crimes and circumventing the need for foreign adjudicators in any investigation – sounded puerile and unprincipled. It is as if his patriotic duty was cleverly outwitting the UNHRC – not uncovering the truth whatever that may be and dispensing justice.

Sadly the President’s criticisms of the Bribery Commission, CID, and FCID at the “Sathviru Sanhinda” function on October 12th were a monumental blunder. His credibility is in shatters opening doubts about his commitment to the purity of public life. He has deeply hurt, confused, and upset his own supporters. He has undermined the independence of respectable investigative agencies and demoralised good officers who are fighting valiantly to bring those guilty of crime corruption and cover up to justice. Sadly he may have compromised the good name and respect he has personally built up as President both locally and abroad. Finally he has energized the demonic enemies of the government who are gloating over the chaos and confusion created by his comments, and are in a position to taunt those who yearn for truth, justice and good governance.

In this situation whether the President’s ill conceived intervention was provoked by naivety, fear, ignorance, political cunning, or something else need not concern us. Whatever that may be it is hoped that President Sirisena would have the humility and good sense to do that which may help redeem the unfortunate situation created by his deplorable criticisms namely :

(a) Openly retract his criticisms of the Bribery Commission, CID and FCID

(b) Issue an unqualified apology to these agencies and to the nation

(c) Persuade the Bribery Commissioner to withdraw her resignation and continue the good work

(d) Reaffirm his unequivocal commitment to strictly upholding the rule of law and speedily bringing those guilty of crime and corruption to justice whoever they might be.

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    Is President Sirisena becoming major liability for this government, as much his son Daham is a liability for him? Is he also afraid of Gotabaya? He looks intimidated in the wedding related photograph where both were guests. Ranil looked bored and disinterested.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Ranil ALWAYS looks bored and disinterested. ..

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        No Ranil is always scheming.

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          Mr Jayasingha,

          I am not sure whether your comment is a compliment or a criticism . If ‘management’ is “scheming”, be it of a situation or persons, then Ranil is a good schemer.

          You will note he said the least, throughout the showdown with the President.

          Does that tell us all, a lot about the man?

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            Mrs. Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe was only playing a drama, nobody was Prosecuted because Ranil was playing a game. Now that she is gone, the President can appoint a right person. Mrs. Anoma Fonseka is the best person for this post. As the wife a former Army chief, she will do a very good job in prosecuting the criminals.

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              What, what kind of qualification has Anoma F got to be appointed to the position ?

              As if low educated men had been appointed to lanken foreign missions in the days of Meeharaka Rajakahse ???? Or man, what a stupid idiot you should be to come with the kind of suggestions ?

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          Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka,

          Rule of law ceased to exist long time ago as far as Tamils are concerned:

          In 1956 Tamils from their homes were chased out and Sinhalese from the South settled in Padavia, Aaparai and elsewhere.

          In 1958 riots houses belonging to Tamils in Ratmalana were occupied by Sinhalese rioters and never given back to the lawful Tamil owners.

          The collective Sinhala political hierarchy both UNP and SLFP and the people know all these lapses of the rule of law.

          We can’t pretend things are changed all of a sudden, the same story continues not just for Tamils but for all.

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            “President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the President’s Secretary to accept the resignation tendered by the Director General of the Bribery Commission (CIABOC) – Dilrukshi Dias”

            So much for ‘Yahapalanaya’…LOL!

            These Sinhalese leaders who interfere even in corruption have the NERVE to tell the world that they will investigate the war crimes of Sri Lanka ‘Impartially’…LOL!

            What a COMEDY… Ha Ha Ha…

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            It is now almost definite that Gotabaya Rajapakshe is the next candidate from the Joint Opposition (SLFP) for the Presidency. Since there are tens of thousands of Sinhala-Buddhists out there to vote for him, he will win with a Landside. However, among the Rajapakshes, Gotabaya is very well known for his Anti-minority stance (he is Anti-Tamil and Anti-Muslim). Sri Lankan minorities get ready for another Anti-Minority Rajapakshe government very soon with Gotabaya as the President and Mahinda as the Prime Minister. The Minorities (Tamils & Muslims) will be Kaput very soon.

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              Minorities Kaput,

              First of all, Gotabaya Rajapakshe has to give up his US citizenship to contest elections in Sri Lanka. Secondly, if the executive Presidency is abolished in the new constitution, My3 will be the last executive President in Sri Lanka. Thirdly, even if he contest, he will not get a single vote from the Muslims and Tamils. The Muslims consider him as Anti-Muslim (the man who created grease devils and the BBS to attack the Muslims). The Tamils consider him as Anti-Tamil war criminal. With only Sinhala-Buddhist votes that are divided between UNP and SLFP, if the UNP fields the right candidate, there is very little chance for Gota to win. And even if he wins, not only the minorities, even the majority Sinhala-Buddhists who oppose him will be Kaput. We have seen how he killed the journalists, how he killed people in Gampaha who protested for drinking water, how he killed the Welikada prisoners who protested, he will be another Pol Pot in Sri Lanka and all the thieves, drug dealers and criminals will gather around him, more than the minorities, the majority will be Kaput. Even God/Buddha cannot help Sri Lanka.

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      Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka

      RE: Need For Retraction & Apology By President

      “Just as pathetic as the recent repugnant public criticism of the Bribery Commission, CID and FCID by the President, is the stupidity of some Ministers who have been trying to vainly put a good face on a bad speech, as if the people of this country are fools who can’t understand spoken Sinhala and will believe anything they are told. “

      Yes. Some of these idiots, including, Gon Gamrala, thinks that All the people are fools, who do not understand spoken Sinhala and written Sinhala, a well.

      Are there grounds for impeaching the President, Gon Gamarala?

      About Nero “And yet still the empire enjoyed moderate and responsible government by the administration. Hence the senate was not yet alienated enough to overcome its fear and do something against the madman whom it knew on the throne.”

      Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka, do we have a Madman as the President?

      The speaker Karu Jayasuriya says: //‘Independence Of Independent Commissions Will Remain’ – Speaker Guarantees//

      From the Vines and agitated masses…and the Gom Gamarala’s talks..to the Speaker. The Original was in Sinhala.

      //”හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ඇතුළු හමුදා ප්‍රධානීන් කිහිප දෙනෙකු අධිකරණයට ගෙන යෑම හා මාධ්‍යවේදී ප්‍රගීත් එක්නැලිගොඩ අතුරුදන් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරීන් රිමාන්ඩ් භාරයේ තබා ගැනීම පිළිබඳ විරෝධය පළ කරමින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා පදනම් ආයතනයේදී කළ ප්‍රකාශය රටේ දේශපාලනය කැලඹවීමට සමත්ව ඇත. පොලිස් මූල්‍ය අපරාධ කොට්ඨාසයේ, සී.අයි.ඩී.යේ හා අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිසමේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය ද ජනාධිපතිවරයා එහිදී ප්‍රශ්න කර තිබිණි.”//

      English Translation Summary: President expresses his opposition to Keeping Intelligence Unit Criminals in Remand for the killings and murders carried out on behalf of the Rajapaksas. This has resulted in disruption of the CID and Bribery Commissions.

      //”ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභා පත් කරන ලද්දේ කතානායකතුමන්ගේ සභාපතිත්වයෙන් යුත් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සභාව විසිනි. ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ප්‍රකාශයකින් පසු ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභාවන්හි ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය නිසා පහර වැදුනු තක්කඩි දේශපාලකයන් විසින් ස්වාධීන කොමිෂන් සභා ඉලක්ක කරමින් අවලාද නැගීමේ ව්‍යාපාරයක් ගෙන යමින් සිටිති. “//

      English Translation:

      Independent Commissions were appointed with the Chairmanship of the Speaker for Regulations. After President Mairipala Sirisen’a disclosures and criticism, of the actions of the independent commissions, that target crooks, and corrupt politicians, the crooks have made the Interdependent Commissions their targets.

      So, Gon Sirisena joins the crooks and says

      English Translation: Independent Commissions were appointed with the Chairmanship of the Speaker for Regulations. After President Maitripala Sirisen’a disclosures and criticism, the actions of the independent commissions that target crooks, and corrupt politicians, have made the Interdependent Commissions their targets.

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      Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka

      “The reality is that the President’s ill conceived criticisms were a sad betrayal of the many good people who trusted him to uphold the rule of law and relentlessly bring criminals to justice without fear or favour whoever they might be. “

      Gone with the wind, gone with the Pakaya’s gas,, from the wind from his ass, now that he wants to protect the crooks ans criminals from the Independent commissions.

      Q. What grounds are needed for Impeachment of the President, Gon Gamarala.

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      For whatever he may lack (and it isn’t much), Ranil knows what it is to have poise…..

      He knows he is not in that league but allows us to find that out. He keeps mum; disinterested, bored.

      He doesn’t play to the gallery; one of his chief failings…..

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      MS has enjoyed the taste of being the President and having an hidden agenda to seek re-election at the end of first term, with the backing of Gota.(Gota to be the PM if he Re-elected)He was sympathetic to Fauzy in order to seek Muslim support. He made his infamous blasting at the SLFI to win the heart and mind of the army and the members of the other forces.He said that case against t Avante Guarde is weak one knowing well that he will get Avente Guarde money to spend for the future election campaign.

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

      Gotabaya Rajapaksa was at President Sirisna’s brother Dudley Sirisena’s son’s wedding.

      This is the reconciliation crooks, cronies, war criminals, … are interested, not the reconciliation ordinary people wanted to see in this country.

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      A good analysis by what’s going on in MY3’s mind.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yME7XKkkfww&feature=share

      He says My3 is playing chess in checker board…LOL!

      This is the 1st time I am listening to this guy’s political analysis. Seems a sensible guy.

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      Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka

      RE: Need For Retraction & Apology By President

      Question: Was the President fooled by false reports by Army Intelligence? Gonata Andanava, Dressed to be a fool?

      Controversial statement and False Reports by Army Intelligence from the vines.

      “Mahinda inquired from Alok Prasad (of India) where he could arrange for the assistance of the Indian Army in order to protect his government if by chance an Army Conspiracy took place. At that juncture Alok Prasad spoke to India and got down ships of the Indian Navy to Colombo.” this was after the war was over.

      Civil Society Activist Professor Sarath Wijesuriya said that Maithri made the controversial statement about Gotabaya and the Navy Commanders recently based on false reports handed to him by Intelligence sectors that there was a wave of anti-government sentiments within the Army. During the past when Intelligence sources handed over their reports against Fonseka to mislead Mahinda, he did not shout it out in public. He requested the assistance of India and later removed Fonseka from the post of Army Commander. If Maithri made that statement based on those reports, it is a very dangerous situation. The reason is a tremor was experienced within the government and the image of the President was also damaged. If Intelligence divisions are attempting to take over the administration of the country by handing over Intelligence reports to the President, the room for Sri Lanka too, to become a victim of the tragedy that has taken place today in Pakistan where Army Intelligence sources control the Presidents of Pakistan, is very real.

      In his controversial statement Maithri said that if there are no accusations against the Army Intelligence Division Officers who have been taken into custody regarding the murders of Journalists Lasantha and Prageeth, they should be released. One day after he made this statement, a Sergeant Major committed suicide accepting the blame that he committed the murder of Lasantha and requesting that the Intelligence Division Officer who is in custody right now in connection with the murder be released. While Maithri requested that he be released if there are no accusations based on Intelligence Division Reports, a Seargeant Major has committed suicide requesting that he be released.

      This is a very dangerous situation. While a retired Sergeant Major says that he killed Lasantha, and information has been revealed that he was deployed in Army service even after his retirement, there is suspicion regarding an invisible hand that is in operation within the Army. If Maithri does not clear out the pawns of Gotabaya and cleanse the Army and take control into his hands, huge destruction is at hand. If Maithri becomes a prisoner of these invisible hands, it would not be possible to prevent Sri Lanka becoming another Pakistan.

      Here, it is valuable for Maithri to identify the war heroes and the Rajapaksas or the Army personnel who carried out the contracts of the Rajapaksas. If he cannot identify them, it would be degradation of war heroes who served the country and not of those who worked on behalf of the Rajapaksas during the war.

      http://www.ceylontoday.lk/columns20160321CT20170330.php?id=459

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    this President sat as a Minister for about 9 long years during its worst excesses.

    How about the accusations that his relatives were monoplizing the paddy buying in their area, building tourist hotels at the water line of the biggest reservoir, dugging sand from th river and causing soil erosion, and I think, illegal cutting of trees…

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      That is the Sri Lankan style. “KIYANAKOTA EHEMAI, KARANAKOTA MEHEMAI”. The poor people are always being taken for rides by these so called politicians. They are the worst enemies of the general public. They will say that a Disney land will be created for you and me to live if they come to power. Once they get the power they will live in that Disney land and you and I have to pay for it. This is the naked truth that had happened earlier and will happen again and again in future of this country.

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      At the end of it, the scoreline will read:

      Maithripala Sirisena ……… ct Sirisena b. Sirisena 00

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    If the security personnel used the war situation ans hiding behind it if they stole public wealth, they should be prosecuted.

    I think both Ranil Wickramsinghe and President talked about corruption and not politically influecing FCID, PRECIFAC etc., But, when they came to action they both took politically influencing decisions on those organizations.

    Ranil Wickramsinghe wanted FCID to investigate those whistel blowers in the Central bank. Maithriapala Sirisena wanted this Lady to step down. FCID investigations were also look partial, as it was investigating only the Rajapakses and those close to rajapakses.

    Ranil Wickramsinghe should not be trusted at all. HE had been always like that. Country is better off without Ranil. Maithripala Sirisena is also making statements but his work contradicts what he talks.

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    No way Sira is going to Apoligize and Retract. Because it will hurt Gotas feelings and the yellow robed morons.

    The game plan by Sira is crystal clear. 6.3million are now left stranded in the middle of the sea.

    Ranil wake up confront him head on!

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      How dare you are to insult buddhist priests calling them yellow robed morons. Do you think you are very intelligent that your brain is growing horns out of it.

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        Isn’t calling them morons is putting it kindly?

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        asita

        “How dare you are to insult buddhist priests calling them yellow robed morons.”

        What is the correct description? Yellow robed Child rapists?

        Gon Gamarala is abusing the citizens. The monks are abusing the children. Yes, not all the politicians and all the monks are abusers, only some, perhaps many.

        Supporting reference:

        Child Abuse by a Monk in Habaraduwa

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSC93mPs4I

        Uploaded on May 29, 2010
        She sent her grandson to school with the idea of providing him with proper education to make him a good person. The Buddhist monk in charge of the temple asked her to send the child to the temple and she sent him there because they were poor. There was no possibility for them to pay the money for tuition fees. That was the reason why they sent the boy to the temple school.When the child began to refuse going to the temple school so adamantly, grandmother had to look for the reason. It was then only that she discovered that the child who was sent to learn good behavior, ethics and Buddha’s Dharma from the monk had in fact been abused by the monk.

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOfTGSADdY

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

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          Dear Mr Amarasiri ( I am sure not your real name)
          Sinhalese Buddhists also can web surf and they also read Wikipedia and many other articles.
          Please read
          Roman catholic sex abuse cases by country-Wikipedia
          Roman catholic sex abuse cases -Wikipedia
          Anglican Church sex abuse case- wikipedia
          and also please google search for sex abuse by Buddhist priests and also by priests of other religions.

          You will find that there is not much difference between any of these priests.

          Extract from Wikipedia.”In a statement read by Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi in September 2009, the Holy See stated, “We know now that in the last 50 years somewhere between 1.5% and 5% of the Catholic clergy has been involved in sexual abuse cases”, adding that this figure was comparable to that of other groups and denominations.[4]”
          But let us not throw stones at one another living in glass cages.
          Bad people are bad whatever the religion they belong to.
          But I despise NGO money backed conspiracy against Buddhism , only directed by this.
          I have nothing against Christianity or Islam or Hinduism- they are great religion.
          but under the present circumstances Sinhalese Buddhists are unjustly victimized by people like u.
          You cant generalize and blame a religious group like that unless you are neo -fascists

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    Yes, the President must render an apology to all concerned and refrain from interfering in the independent commissions!

    Let the independent commissions be independent!.

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    If President does not regain his posture and acts correctly in terms of the Mandate given by the people, he will become HERO to ZERO and will signal a sad ending to his long political career at the end of his present term. If the Unity Government collapses due to this crisis, the primary blame will be on the President who will become the laughing stock of the Leaders of foreign nations who have been praising him for setting up a consensual rule. The President should review the role of his close advisors who would have given this wrong advice to him and plunging his image to a low level! Wijewickrama

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      Wijewickrama

      Right now, those 5.5 million Idiots, Modayas, Mootals, who voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa, hates Gon Gamarala.

      Now, after the Idiocy of Gon Gamarala, the 6.2 million with common sense who were cheated on Good Governance and Independent commissions, hates Gon Gamarala too.

      Gon Gamarala is a simpleton.

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    The Prez has said that his speech has been taken ‘out of context’. No way. A string of long sentences with threatening words and index finger makes him clear and loud. That’s exactly what long sentences, threatening words wagging fingers all combine for. How much longer does he think he should speak on one topic for people not to misunderstand him?

    Prez will not apologize. But he will pay heavily for his unwarranted outburst.

    Donald

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    How are you great UNP Professor after long time. When UNP is hard hit, you are always worried. President is right. At least now he has come forward to divulge UNP dirty tricks. UNP is destroying the country.

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    President Sirisena’s decision looks completely political and it is nothing about war heroes. He is upset senior SLFP politicians are asked to come to FCID. Particularly, AHM Fousie has been caught for illegal usage of vehicles. President’s argument is if he goes to jail, every one in the cabinet goes to jail.

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    Sri.Krish

    “Yes, the President must render an apology to all concerned and refrain from interfering in the independent commissions!”

    Remember, in this part of the world, South Asians do not apologize.

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    The Commissioner is guilty and therefore tendered her resignation – examples
    quoted in the web are: 1) Spending the allocation of funds in 8 months.
    2) Not filing any Case upto then and two after it was pointed out. 3) Not
    consulting the AGs Dept. 4) Double Standard – Namal appearing twice and not
    thereafter when summoned taken to Courts, but Rajith not even once in 10 summons? -no action.
    etc.

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    Or just pull a Trump and say it was locker room talk to go with the flow. Dint mean a word of it.

    If that fails say MR has said worse.

    If that fails say MR has done worse by removing a CJ, appoint crooks as IGP, Central Bank Governors etc. Your is only words.

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    I don’t think that MS will retract his statement or tender an apology. He will get his acolytes to make out to the public how innocuous his statement is.
    People should no longer depend on either the SLFP led by MS or the UNP led by RW to deliver good governance. Time has come for the civil society organizations to found a new political force under a new leadership.

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      JVP could be a good choice if they can prevent racial and religious bias to creep in to the movement.

      Its time to send the older generation and parties on retirement this includes TNA but cannot think of an alternative.

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        The TNA & JVP getting to gether in future on a common platform would be good for the entire country along with the MC would be ideal, but currently that will only remain as a pipe dream. If the will of the people demands that, they will succeed in seein that it happens.

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    Dear Professor A.N.I. Ekanayaka,

    Thank you very much for giving voice to what so many of us feel.

    As you say, finding explanations for the damage caused by Maithri “need not concern us”. Yet that is exactly what I’ve been doing for almost a month.

    First there was his speech to teachers, where I felt that he was making some sort of point. Then there were the accounts of his son vandalising a night club; on that I found it impossible to excuse him, except for hoping that he would have it properly investigated.

    But with that next speech of his on the 12th of October 2016 to armed forces personnel, even a person like me, who had done all that I could to ensure his election, had to acknowledge that we have run out of the excuses we had attempted to put forward for his conduct. No, there can be no excuse for his not recognising that ALL citizens of this country have the same rights, and responsibilities. Thereafter, we may find that we are endowed with individual strengths and weaknesses.

    I am still reluctant to to condemn across the board, but it must now be done. And, therefore, I condemn in the strongest possible terms, and without equivocation, his utterances that personnel belonging to to the forces should be protected from being treated the same as any other citizens.

    I know that last paragraph of mine sounds somewhat pompous, but I’m past caring what it sounds like. That speech of his was a betrayal of all that we had together fought for. I am neither an important person nor a particularly insightful man, but I think that I must have the same rights as any other citizen, and a responsibility to assert those rights for all citizens.

    We wanted the President whom WE elected to give us that much dignity. Since he obviously won’t, we have to support other forces that will help assert our rights.

    Having stated that, I don’t see much point in involving myself with any more rogues. Maithri isn’t the worst of them, but unless he apologises for what he has foolishly said, and gets back on the road that we wanted him to travel on, there can be no tolerating him any more.

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    Are you serious mate.

    Yahapaana PM can’t have the cake and eat it too…

    6.6 Million real inhabitant voters are getting hit every day by Batalanada Ranil’s dirty deeds to fulfil his undertaking to the Bedouin Prince, Hindians and the Diaspora.

    The main policy advisers to Batalanada Ranil,the Yahapalana PM now, are the NGOs.

    Batalanada’s total focus is to Divide the Country,De list Buddhism,Cull the Armed Forces, Clear them from the North, Give Arise Tamils total control,Jail the Politicians and the Bikkus who look after the interest of the 6.6 Million real inhabitants

    Send his F***** CID and normal CID to threaten, and remand them to silence.

    Hit them with the VAT,to pay free Millions to young Senasinghes in the UNP with car permits and the Interest to Mahendran and Aloysious for Yahapalana Sovereign Bonds..

    Batalanada;s F*****CID framed charges for giving Sil Redi to poor Buddhist Ammes in the village..

    CID Shani has even drafted a letter to clear the Military Intelligence Officer in custody on framed charges , if he signs the form and become the CID witness to fix Gotabaya.

    That is how Batalanada’s Yahapalana Plicing is nowadays.

    And make the Yahapalana President looks like the main enemy of the great Dalit inhabitant population.

    In is so bad that Bodhi Sira the President couldn’t win even one Samupakara Election .

    And his emissary Dumiya has put Sira even behnd Batalanada’s Baby elephant Party the JVP.

    How long can Sira go like this.?.

    Forget Daham , but that daughter of his, is doing a great job under trying circumstances,with the help of a few public servants but only in her Daddy’s seat.

    I don’t think she can get a crowd in the South, even if Dumiya threatens his Party Organizers if there are any left.

    Even then young Ghaturi wouldn’t want a hooting and jeering welcome, to disgrace the dad even more ..Right?..

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    Prof Ekanayaka,

    “(a) Openly retract his criticisms of the Bribery Commission, CID and FCID

    (b) Issue an unqualified apology to these agencies and to the nation

    (c) Persuade the Bribery Commissioner to withdraw her resignation and continue the good work

    (d) Reaffirm his unequivocal commitment to strictly upholding the rule of law and speedily bringing those guilty of crime and corruption to justice whoever they might be.”

    Well well well professor. Will such a retraction make this man what he is not. He is a con artist. If he has any moral fibre left in him he must resign. He is not fit to be the President.

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    President has lost his mind. A news item in lankanewsweb.net reads that the President has said, because Fowzi has been in politics and SLFP for 50 years his small violation of the law should be forgiven and not taken to courts. Imagine a leader of a country saying this! Next he may say since Gotha was the defense secretary he should not be taken to courts (although he said this in his speech and now says he did not, its in voice cut for all to hear). How can a Yahapalana President who was elected to bring law and order and who promised us justice and who said he will not interfere with the Police and Justice is now making open statements in public. Can we ever trust him. What has Gota got against him which is scaring the President. He has become a Maithripla Rajapakse as some one wrote in one column.

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    Lokka’s bragging embarrassed all of us. He does not like Gota dakkanta Usawiyata. Next time we may have to kudalanna before taking Gota to Usawiya.

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    His apology won’t help the Yahapalana double bull cart.

    What he said is TRUE. There lies the problem.

    Galileo was asked to retract his position on the solar system.

    What the professor is suggesting is a way forward for the political survival of the bullock cart.

    Don’t worry prof. These crooks know better

    Soma

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      Agree with Soma

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      I also agree with you Soma, I believe the real issue is all who backed the new government including JVP and Media are biased only watching, blaming and criticizing President and his allies/acts.

      Ranil, Ravi and UNP team has already done many blunders,severe frauds, CB bond scams etc.They are fully controlling the bribery commission, FCID and CID and they are not independent at all. No one speaks. If the media and civil societies are unbiased and criticizes all in same manner these situations never arises.

      Any body can notice that Ranil is scheming to be president ( which he cannot via votes ) tarnishing President and his allies.

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    [Edited out]. You do not need doctorates to realise….
    [Edited out]

    There would never be independence in FCID when it’s investigations are directed by a political committee headed by the PM.

    There would never be independence in CID when the IGP who heads the department openly boasts about bending the law.

    Lastly, this President and the PM have broken the law multiple times and should be ready to go to jail under a future administration because the institutions mentioned above will never investigate the illegal and corrupt acts of the yamapalana leadership.

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    Aiyo Sirisena.

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    According to our President the personnel in the armed should not be charged for any action taken by them.
    May I ask from our beloved President whether army personnel could rape any girl/woman with impunity and go Scotland free.
    Arther

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