24 September, 2018

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Nepotism; Father Defence Minister, Son-In-Law PRO, Daughter Chief Guest

Public anger on social media has skyrocketed towards President Maithripala Sirisena – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led yahapalanaya government as the Head of State’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena is scheduled to be the chief guest at a Ministry of Defence led Civil Security Departmental function to be held on the 28th of December 2015 at the BMICH.

ChathurikaA disgruntled voter of yahapalanaya said that this nepotism phenomenon is getting more sick and ugly by the day. “The Minister of Defence is the President Sirisena himself. He then appoints his son-in-law Wewelpanawa Gamage Thilina Suranjith as the Public Relations Officer of the Defence Ministry and now brings his daughter to even be the chief guest in such a distinguished Ministry, where far more respected individuals could have been bestowed the honor instead” she posted on her Facebook page.

It is worthy to note that President Sirisena’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena who was an absolute non-entity till her father’s appointment in January 2015, started off as being the chief guest at lesser prominent functions such as the National Kite Festival, at school functions at Rathnavali Girls School Gampaha and Royal College Pollannaruwa and gradually moving on to be the chief guest at the recently held annual concert of the Naval Pre-schools of SLNS Gamunu, SLNS Tissa and SLNS Dakshina at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo on 06th December 2015.

Meanwhile another commentator said on his Facebook page “Chathu is now known as the nepotism ‘chief guest queen’ and that is how the ugly head of nepotism lifts its head. Even Mahinda Rajapaksa waited a couple of years prior to introducing his own sons gradually into the public eye before nepotism in the last decade virtually blew itself out of proportion”.

However President Sirisena who shocked all by appointing his brother Pallewatta Gamaralalage Kumarasinghe Sirisena as the Chairman on Sri Lanka Telecom barely 18 days after seizing power, has recently also hinted that he may continue to remain in power even though he promised to retire from politics at the end of his first term as President.

“I will not retire from politics. Politicians cannot retire from their social engagements. It is true that the Executive Presidency will be abolished. We will make strong and comprehensive measures in that direction. But that does not mean that I will retire from politics after the abolition of Executive Presidency,” the President said in an interview with ‘Sunday Lankadeepa.’ “When I became the Common Candidate of the opposition, I didn’t plan it for a long time. I came to know about the move at the last moment. My intention is to fulfil today’s requirements,” the President had said.

Colombo Telegraph recently asked the President’ Media Unit to clarify the governmental role that Chathurika Sirisena plays.

However the President’s Media Unit still continues to remain mum about it.

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    Colombo Telegraph

    RE: Nepotism; Father Defence Minister, Son-In-Law PRO, Daughter Chief Guest

    “Public anger on social media has skyrocketed towards President Maithripala Sirisena – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led yahapalanaya government as the Head of State’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena is scheduled to be the chief guest at a Ministry of Defense led Civil Security Departmental function to be held on the 28th of December 2015 at the BMICH.”

    Amarasiri is not angry at all. Looks like some people at CT have got their balls tangled.

    http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/guys/torsion.html

    What Is Testicular Torsion?
    Testicular torsion, or testis torsion, is an emergency condition. It happens when the spermatic cord, which provides blood flow to the testicle, rotates and becomes twisted. The twisting cuts off the testicle’s blood supply and causes sudden pain and swelling.

    May be the President should appoint her, as Public Relations Minister or other post that she can represent the President.

    The President is not really needed for all these openings and ceremonies.

    I do not think that the people want, Ms. Hirunika Premachandra. Ms. Pavitra Vanniaarachhi or any other SLFP Clowns or criminals to represent the President.

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      Amare, I have always respected your ideas though I vehemently disagree with some. This is one such occasion. No it is not about Chathurika. I have no complaints about Chaturika being selected for that position. I rather like that child and she seems to be the apple of her father’s eye. What I am against is your insinuation that Pavithra is a clown.

      Take it from me, as an ex CEB man I know that she was the best choice as the Minister of Power and Energy. She single handedly managed the Ministry though her only knowledge about electricity is how to plug in an electric kettle without getting electrocuted.

      Never in the annals of this country has a woman with such little knowledge done a job that needs so much knowledge. She is definitely not a clown. No one was laughing when she was in control.

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        EDWIN RODRIGO

        “She single handedly managed the Ministry though her only knowledge about electricity is how to plug in an electric kettle without getting electrocuted.”

        May be there was no need for her to know Volt, Amp, Frequency, power, watt, Kw, Mw, load, etc.. as long as she wad a good Shill and Cronie for MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA.

        Tank God, the country did not get electrocuted.

        What about the cost overruns and excess costs of the Coal Power plants?

        Who took in the Commissions? Through the grape vine..

        In 2014, then Minister of Power and Energy, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, revealed that Norochcholai power plant had been offline for 271 days out of the 1086 days since it had been operating.

        Ceylon Electricity Board has lost 25.5 billion rupees in 2011 and run up debts of 121 billion rupees with a petroleum distributor and independent power producers.

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          I am glad that you agree that a Minister of SL need not know anything about the subject he/she is in charge of, or even what the hell the subject is, as long as the he/she pays homage to the ruling King and the Yuva Rajas.

          Regarding all those other questions about corruption, costs, Norochcholai, sure they were sins. But they were pardoned by the Maha Rajano when she publicly worshipped him sprawling at his feet like a pious Upasika worsipping the Tooth relic. Wish I could show you that picture, which tells it all.

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            Edwin: Sure seems like both Amarasiri and you have what he describes as “Testicular Torsion”.

            Both of you should get your balls out of that twist they are in so that the pain it causes won’t affect your brains and you guys can get yourselves sorted out.

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          Amarasiri, You do know that one needs electricity to get electrocuted don’t you? you also know that there wouldn’t have been much of it to go around if not for MR.
          As for failures of the Norochcholai,don’t you think the responsibilty should rest on the engineers who recomended the plant.
          And also the CEB engineers who bungled its operations and caused failures.
          The electrical engineers who forced the mechanichal engineer out who was operating it flawlessly and started the continuous failures and thereby guaranteeing good business for the IPS’s

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          MAY BE YOU ARE CORRECT. BUT THERE IS HARDLY A THING SHE DID KNOW THOROUGHLY.

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      So what the basic rights of Chathurika – if she also wants to go after father s foot steps, how can she achieve her goals ?

      Should she be kept in a house arrest as Sansuchi went through ?

      I really dont know guys why this issue is mixed up with nepotism here ?

      I believe any lanken citizen with due knowledge in politics have every right to work on their future goals.

      What I see wrong in Rajapakshes was – there were no areas where Rajapakshes had NOT been given the upper hand. That is why I criticised them there.

      Else, ones with qualifications, wanting to become politicians in this country, there, I dont see any wrong….

      Please media men, differenciate the issue else, for no reason CS is being attacked. That is no good anymore.

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        how can you compare Chathurika to Sansuchi. Please know your facts before you put it down on paper.

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          Mayawakiee me loke… it was not a comparison 1 to 1 but focusing on the house arrest only.

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        “Else, ones with qualifications, wanting to become politicians in this country, there, I dont see any wrong….” Look at what her
        father is doing with 40 yrs. in politics, as reported elsewhere:

        “When an Inland revenue department is there to collect national revenue for the government, a group led by its Commissioner deprived the government of its revenue in billions through a VAT fraud. Case was heard and the Commissioner who was a most high ranking officer of the government was punished with a jail sentence. Mind you , though the Inland revenue department was equipped with a top flight legal division , the lawyers of that division did not appear on behalf of its criminal Commissioner in court.

        The Forces are there to safeguard the country and its people from the enemies.They have a right to annihilate the enemies, but certainly they do not have the right to abuse that power and murder a civilian . What the army officers did in the calculated abduction and cold blooded murder of journalist Prageeth Ekneliyagoda, a civilian is much worse than the crime of Vat Fraud committed by the Commissioner of Inland revenue, because this is a cold blooded murder – a most precious human life is involved. In these circumstances no government department or Institution comes forward on behalf of the criminal on the same lines as in the Inland revenue case mentioned hereinbefore.

        Yet , it is most unfortunate , the highest in the hierarchy of the country , president Maithripala Sirisena , the defense minister cum commander in chief of the forces has taken upon himself the task of transgressing the State ‘s fundamental administrative ethical code.

        The deputy defense minister post is held by the UNP which is the other partner of the present government , and therefore are jointly responsible for this deplorable and abominable action. Neverthless even to report about Ruwan Jayawardena the deputy defense minister is unavailing. Sadly he is not worth his salt.Though Jaffna was rescued from the terrorists by a deputy defense minister , Ruwan Wijewardena the present defense minister has completely disclaimed his responsibilities thereafter.

        This was best illustrated by his conduct in connection with this recent record breaking budget debate, he is the one who created a disgraceful scenario by not uttering a word on behalf of the budget. On the occasions when the defense Minister president Maithripala was not present in Parliament during the budget debate , it is the deputy defense minsiter who ought to be present to answer questions in parliament , but Ruwan Wijewardena came to parliament always late daily.His late arrival was chronic. Moreover , he left parliament earlier than scheduled. In short , he did not know how the parliament begins or ends. During the last budget sessions , he gave only one or two answers , and did not ask a time allocation for a speech. Hence , to question such a joker on his lapses is itself a jocular affair, because he is an ignoramus.

        In conclusion , one fact needs to be underlined, the army providing legal aid , and its legal division appearing in court officially on behalf of the army criminals is a most serious issue. This in other words is giving permission to the lawless scoundrels of the forces to continue committing crimes, and marks the beginning and not the end of criminalities of the forces , as well as legalizing crimes. What a shame !

        The leaders of civil organizations and the intelligentsia instead of battling over trivial issues such as saving a few rupees , must instead focus their attention on this serious issue which holds grave portents to all law abiding citizens. They must rise against this “. Source:Lankaenews

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      Amarasiri: Are you speaking from experience? Your usual long-winded and often confusing comments may well be because of YOUR testicular torsion, so best check it out.

      Nepotism is the same condition, be it committed by the Rajapakses or Sirisena, so the commenters on CT criticizing Sirisena’s brand of nepotism are very well within their rights.

      And you are way off the track!

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    It is so sad Sri Lanka has an ignorant president that is with belief taht by appointing his family to higher places in public will serve the country. That is the typical attitude of an idiotic, uncoothed stupid uneducated man, unfortunately SL politics always had a culture of nepotism, corruption and putting individual family members ahead of more suitable educated personnel in appointing public officials. This stupid idiot of a president take the medal as the ‘most stupid, uneducated idiot to lead a country. By the way has any person heard this dumb idiot speaking in English?

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      Dear Mr Tilak de Silva,
      Why should he speak in English? He knows his Sinhala very well, and there are interpreters being paid for the job of interpretation. Maithree is expressing himself very well in his mother-tongue, and what’s your problem? You liked Mahinda’s English better??????
      You think you are showing-off when you admire English over Sinhala? Then know that you are the most stupid dumb idiot, as our society no more pays attention to Kalu Suddas!!

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        Aparna de Alwis RE: Tilak de Silva Comment

        “Why should he speak in English? He knows his Sinhala very well, and there are interpreters being paid for the job of interpretation. Maithree is expressing himself very well in his mother-tongue, and what’s your problem? “

        Yes. If Mr. Sirisena can clearly articulate in one language, in this case, Sinhala, and have good translators, that is very acceptable. Look at Putin, and many others. However, if Mr. Sirisena knows his English well, it will be better and he could be very efficient. In what language does he think? Mr. Sirisena was not elected for his English Language skills. He was elected to replace the corrupt Mr. Rajapaksa and his cronies.

        A lot of Germans, Europeans, politicians and including the scientists, did know some English, but expressed very well in their native languages, 100 years ago.

        This originally appeared in German in 1905. Thos was the Paper that dealt with E=mc**2

        Einstein, Albert (1905e) [Manuscript received: 27 September 1905], written at Berne, Switzerland, “Ist die Trägheit eines Körpers von seinem Energieinhalt abhängig?” [Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?] (PDF), Annalen der Physik (Berlin) (in German) (Hoboken, NJ, published 10 March 2006) 323 (13), pp. 639–641, Bibcode:1905AnP…323..639E, doi:10.1002/andp.19053231314 – via Wiley Online Library

        http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/andp.19053231314/pdf

        The English Translation did not appear until about 15 years later.

        DOES THE INERTIA OF A BODY DEPEND UPON ITS ENERGY-CONTENT?
        By A. EINSTEIN
        September 27, 1905

        The English Translation did not appear until about 15 years later.

        https://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/E_mc2/e_mc2.pdf

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          Amarasiri: “Mr. Sirisena was not elected for his English Language skills. He was elected to replace the corrupt Mr. Rajapaksa and his cronies.”

          Right! So does his appointment of his brother to Telecom and his other appointments featuring his family members, relatives and other losers and criminals (the latter to Parliament, no less!) differ from those of the Rajapakses brand of nepotism? Surely there are more qualified persons who deserve these appointments?

          I voted for Sirisena based on his promises and am very disappointed at his actions – nepotism being one of the promises broken!

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          Amarasiri: I forgot to ask (in my last comment) if you can tell me why the Ministry of Defense needs a Public Relations Officer?

          What the hell do they have to promote?

          And what qualifications does Sirisena’s son-in-law have to be a PRO in the first place??

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      Thilak do not criticize a profession only known to a few.Every body can not be a President of a country.A man has to be far far far smarter and determined to achieve that.English did not make BMW,nor Ferrari nor Lexus nor Mig jets.So do not under estimate any ones profession.Degrees or language wont make best people.Its his vision and courage that takes him up there.Can you achieve that ???

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        “”English did not make BMW,nor Ferrari nor Lexus nor Mig jets.””

        but rabutans are not the same as papaya- the items you quote are all an English first!! go fetch.

        Who invented the Auto??
        Who invented the plane?? Wright Bros find the other above.
        anything else at sports??

        but your man is a rustic spin doctor- he speaks the truth and sandwiches them with lies. He is fit for `smart thinking` buruvas of the island.

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      Tilak de Silva

      “This stupid idiot of a president take the medal as the ‘most stupid, uneducated idiot to lead a country. By the way has any person heard this dumb idiot speaking in English?”

      Have you listed to the President Mr. Maitripala Sirisenas’s talks in Sinhala?They are very clear and quite articulate. He was very comfortable. He is much better than the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      I have also listened to Mr. Maitripala Sirisena, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe give speeches and talks in English. I would rank based on clarity and accent, Ranil, Sirisena and Mahinda. However, the most important is that they all can give god speeches and talks in Sinhala. Wish they could do that in Tamil as well.

      Did Albert Einstein know English?

      http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/andp.19053231314/pdf

      By the way, “de Silva” means of the forest, jungle. Its meaning is derived from the latin word ‘silva’ meaning “forest or woodland”.

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        Amarasiri,
        He may be clear and articulate in his speach in Sinhala but as far as I am concerened he is a liar and a deceptor and he continues to do so unashamedly and in my book a person of that kind is not worthy of the high office of the President of a country.
        In every speach he makes, he makes sure that he attack his former boss and dump all his failures on his account. The venom and hate that is spewing out of his mouth makes a disgusting sight.

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      Yes I have heard him and I simply love the way he does it. That is the best way we can pay back the British for what they have done to this country, like producing idiots who think that speaking English is everything. No one was laughing when Mara was murdering Tamil. I mean the Tamil language Tamil not Tamil people, though some people say he was adept at both tasks.

      After all, speaking English is not an easy thing, as I have found. As one of our politicians said, the English are very smart. Even the smallest children speak English so well! Ou aney! hari shoke!

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      Tilak de Silva

      ” This stupid idiot of a president take the medal as the ‘most stupid, uneducated idiot to lead a country. By the way has any person heard this dumb idiot speaking in English?”
      [Edited out]

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      Tilak de Silva

      “This stupid idiot of a president take the medal as the ‘most stupid, uneducated idiot to lead a country. By the way has any person heard this dumb idiot speaking in English?”

      Are you referring to the guy given below who appointed his son-in-law?
      http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150215/news/blood-is-thicker-than-principle-135945.html

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    Take it easy. We have no shortage of bootlicking dummies in this country. They would love to be deceived by this woman’s fake smile come election day.

    Just field her from Polonnaruwa District at the next General Election. You will see.

    She will top the list. Just like Namal Raja, Queen of street Justice Hirunika or mulitiple homicide accused Lohan. List is long.

    Please note stupid citizens of this impoverished country spend lavishly on offspring of their “distinguished” political monkeys. Supply them top of the range Land Rovers & bodyguards, among many other perks.

    Not only sweet Chathu’s hubby Thilina Suranga employed by Defense Ministry, so is Deal Dasa’s son Rakkithat Rajapakshe. Tip of the iceberg.

    Meanwhile SLA soldiers who lost limbs during Ealam War IV have trouble providng for their families.

    I don’t blame sweet Chathurika. Slowly, but surely she is mastering the art of owning the stupid public of this country. Through a fake smile and her father’s office.

    I am just mad at the countless bloody idiots of my country.

    Cheers!

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      These people are far smarter than you and some others think.They have been naturally gifted with a brain that could be used to out smart systems.So if you take Mahinda, Maithree they are smart people of a game and profession that you and others can not even dream of.Their mantra is that.Seven days of the week they concentrate on these lessons read a lot on how to defeat, and be defeated how to cheat, how to play the game of chess on nepotism.In the end they some how succeed.So who are the fools.We are.These guys will earn money with in a month a good businessman will take a decades to earn.This is a profession has to be mastered by his or her own pace and no time frame to be a master of cheats and manipulation.This is a PHD can not be awarded by any of the university.

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        NO politician is EVER…EVER well-meaning.

        IF YOU believe that, Bodi Sira and Batalanda Ranil are well-meaning then you are very naive.

        Money, power, and ulterior motives are the ONLY things that drive a civil servant to get out of bed each morning.

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      Don’t forget: S[Edited out]

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    Nepotism is a natural family behaviour even in the west. Except that its not so obvious as customs differ eg England is Freudian: psychoanalysis:single-minded focus on sexual repression as the source of neurosis[2 faces]. France and continent C Jung: analytical psychology;scientific limits of psychiatric inquiry. interest in reactions to things.[3 faces]

    The day Ceylon got independence Nepotism dawned- DSS handed over power to his stupid son Dudley. The the man trained as a pirate at Oxford SWRD brought the island down with free education and there rose the JVP because they knew nothing better than the gun if they could not have 8-5 job.

    In short you and most lankans talk of small things `pettiness` rather than the big picture because you like most vote for the party and don’t have an iota of an idea as to what is democracy, liberty, freedom because you never fought for freedom but hid at Tamil Nadu under a woman’s skirt- the reason being only at TN that they still speak English on the streets.

    our minds were designed to fend for food- we feel the truth and eat it not think the truth and bungle. Maths etc all come later.

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    Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they’ve told you what you think it is you want to hear

    #Ranil proclaimed a revolution has begun.#When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.

    MS/RW/CBK: dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.

    See how these warlords move about the streets.Is there a foreign force invading or plotting?? Has any diaspora fired a gun after 2009??

    Island of `Very Smart` Dreamers.

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    I think is becoming sloppy gaining a few kilos around her waist.

    This is highly unwise. It will take away few votes from My3 including mine.

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      LOL!

      Well, an attractive waistline is as good a reason to vote as any other I suppose !!!

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    To all detractors of Yah.apalana Regime

    Sri Lanka political landscape gradually deteriorated from 1975 (extension of parliament) and the rate of deterioration accelerated in 3 plus digit percentage in the last 10 years which led to the Jan 8th 2015 revolution.

    In the 40 years, we have had our political leaders who had shifted the threshold of right towards wrong and the ethical conduct to unethical to suit their whims and fancies to hold on to power. UNP/SLFP/Tamil, Muslim Parties/JVP and other parties under alliances of PA/UPFA have been equally responsible for the current state. Some of these politicians who were part of this belatedly realised and joined the revolution for Yahapalanaya – some genuinely and others thro compulsion sensing the public mood and protect their political ambitions.

    As the saying goes when your cloth is entangled in a bush of a thorny tree you have to be patient and to remove the cloth by addressing each entangled area one by one. This example sounds bit mild to the situation we are in. We are in a minefield of wrong. It is an arduous journey to shift it to right and ethical envioorenment .The mine clearing has to be done by the products (politicians) of 40 year of corrupt unethical and uncivilised culture. The last elections is an absolute example that even our people have become immune and have accepted this culture as they returned some of the most corrupt criminals with highest number of preferential votes.

    In such a scenario, we need a social revolution to re educate the masses. But my message is for the detractors who genuinely feel disappointed for acts like these appointments. For me, if Yahapalnaya can bring in a new constitution, establish rule of law and create a climate of confidence for socio economic development – it will be the greatest out come. We can see lot of positives towards this. This will give much needed confidence for the people to reject murderers, fraudsters and thugs at the next election.

    Please do not rock this boat as the detractors of other type who under your cover wants to grab power to make Sri Lanka to be governed by a MAFIA of criminals.

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      @Arun

      “rate of deterioration accelerated in 3 plus digit percentage in the last 10 years”

      How you calculated this ?? Can you show us the math and the proof ??

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    “It is true that the Executive Presidency will be abolished. We will make strong and comprehensive measures in that direction. But that does not mean that I will retire from politics after the abolition of Executive Presidency.”

    Ablution of EP is only not to allow Tamils once more influence the Lankawe politics. He never even wanted Sampanthar or Sumanthiran’s support though offred it. He never wanted any pact with TNA, though he lied that might jeopardise chance in South. This president who thinks promising something to tamils will jeopardize his is promoted as the one going do something to Tamils by Sampanthar and Sumanthiran. Bandaranaike was said shot because he did not implement the Sinhala Only fully. When the situtation was that grave in the 1959, today, is this EP carrying his cyanide capsule – the death threat like SWRD- to restore the Tamils right? That is something only Prabhakaran tried, so far. What comedy Sampanthar and Sumanthiran saying is a comedy even Dyan wouldn’t dare to write. He wrote only that Ranil is combining three in the new constitution to get the support of the Sinhala people to give rights to Tamils.

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      Autonomous Lunatic Mallaiyuran is going crazy again.

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    We have leaders who are total hypocrites, one after the other….after so much criticism of the previous regime, and their ugly show of nepotism, we have the present man also stooping to this ugly trait among our politicians.
    The impression that we are a banana republic goes on.

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    This is 3rd world politics and especially with a power hungry clown has the head its going to get worse. As of now Ranil’s hands are tied and all the dirt is washed on him, sooner than later there will be a massive blow up in the government. There should be one leader and it should be Ranil, he needs a free hand to move SL forward.

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    His fake smile tells everything. Sadly, We never had any real leader with a genuine vision in our country and we may not have one in the foreseeable future.

    These guys cheated everyone including Rev. Sobitha. That’s the most disgusting thing all these scums did. Yahapalanaya….my foot !

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      How is your smile look like? Did you ask from any one?Perhaps time to ask.Billa,can you name any who can sit on that chair?????only a smart person canbea President in a country.

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    Guys he came for one turn and that’s of cause a danger. Now he will do all the possible things under the sun during this five years and mess up the whole system and make a grand exit. There are many relatives now in top positions of many politicians and this is how they took all of us for a good ride putting MR in front. So it’s time to suffer again In the hands of these policy less politicians.

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    This must be causing sore eyes among Elite..

    Chaththu looks like a young Chandrika but with a pleasant and attractive face and better manners..

    I kinda starting to like her.

    She can easily win the hearts and minds of our Dalits, if she plays her cards right…

    It is a pleasure to look at her, unlike Batalanda’s hand picked beauty Hirunickers, who has a mouth like a sewer.of our

    Good on you girl.. Keep our Dalits in mind.And don.t let Batalanada and his buddies roll them.

    Your presence is important specially, in the coming year, when Bedouin Prince sends the White Judges to gut our Armed Forces, and punish the brave commanders who killed Pirahaparan.

    I am glad you got your hubby the PRO job.

    Just imagine if Hirunickers and her hubby got hold of the Defence Ministry, together with Batalanda’s nephew…

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      “I kinda starting to like her”. Encouraging to see Sumane the socio political critic (of current regime) is also prone to get an occasional erection.

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        Who wouldn’t mate , unless you are one of them.. You know who I mean.

        Why do you think Batalanda Ranil hand picked Hirunickers and side lined the ageing beauty who used to support UNP erections , sorry elections for 20 years.

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    How come the red icon alters automatically when the green icon is accessed?

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      I was wondering about the same. How come everyone has more Reds than Greens except KA S. May be the Dalits have preferential treatment or got the other Dalits to vote on behalf.

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    President Srisena took a lot of risk during the election and he is still not out of the wood due to the defence institution full of bad people created by Gotha/MR. It is absolutely vital to keep his own trusted people into defence to weed bad lot and secure his safety. Commenting from an AC room is very easy like diaspora advising people in srilanka to do risky jobs. People have to support whatever Srisena does about defence. Personally I am against Runil/Srisena/Chadika collaboration because they did not do any good things to Tamils until now(are they going to release unlawful prisoners after they all have died and are they going to release land after the owners died). Best thing Tamils have done after 2009 is forming a group of advisers- please only absorb educated people to advise in their field only – doctor should not advise about irrigation. Muslims should not capitalise our struggle for their own benefit.

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    The man who promised to end the Executive Presidency, still clings to power, and seem very reluctant to give it up. Even the late Rev. Sobitha Thero was assured of it, and now Sirisena has gone against his word.
    He has lost all credibility.
    That tells us a lot about Sirisena.

    “Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.”
    Edward Abbey

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    Is anyone out there who thinks Sirisena[Edited out]

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    Maithripala should try to emulate the new Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, but I doubt he has either the integrity or intelligence to do so, judging from his actions since we voted him in. Hopefully CT will not censor this link, so that readers can judge for themselves the difference between and honest and principled leader against what we have chosen.

    http://www.merih-news.com/2015/12/07/new-tanzania-president-did-this-in-just-3-month-amazing/#

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    In Sri Lanka, in any, especially political situation, any politician cannot trust anyone other than his own kith & kin.
    This may be the chief reason why MR & Wijedasa Rajapakse have appointed family members as Public Relations Officer, and, Media Secretary respectively.
    Persons in such posts will become privy to not only political information, but also to family gossip, secrets and rumour.
    This applies to such appointments by other ministers too.

    Chathurika representing her father too, ensures that ‘correct’ things will be said by her.

    But such appointments are frowned upon in developed countries, and will never be made as the really free media will ‘go to town’ with such information.

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    The shame is there is no equivalent word in Sinhala for ‘nepotism’. So the Sinhala Educated politicians will go about their business non the wiser. And the Sinhala educated masses do go about their business non the wiser.

    Meanwhile the non-entity ‘Princess Chief Guest’ will go about her business getting doors opened, escorted by her personal security detail, wined and dined by the ingratiate politicians doing what they best do in this ‘wakutuweyang’ society.

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    Beware of this woman Chathu. She is going to cause lots of havoc in the days to come

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    [Edited out]

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    This is rubbish. One can not be a chief guest on his / her own. Some one or an organisation should invite a person to come as the chief guest. Therefore the blame should be directed to people who invited Chatu. By inviting her to represent the occasion the organizers may have hidden agenda.

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    I thank all the scribes who made comments about my article, dumb president cannot speak English. I agree he has remarkable oratory skills speaking in Sinhala only, but no body had made any significant comment about skill in his nepotism. Chaperoning his psychopathic son to represent Sri Lanka in international gatherings, he is a clown in international opinion, in Sri Lanka he is a considered idiot, who puts his family members that they are not qualified to work, give him credit he following examples of highly qualified who led Sri Lanka and currently in positions of authority. Sri Lanka has no capacity to handle the looming crisis national and international. President like a frog in a well is leading the nation, “Lankawata deiyange pihitai”

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    AMONG EACH AND EVERY SRI LANKAN PAST PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS, MAITHREEPALA SIRISENA, IS THE BEST SINHALA SPEAKING PRESIDENT EVER PRODUCED IN SRI LANKA. ITS AN HONOUR,PRIDE AND PLEASURE TO HEAR HIM ADDRESSING ANY GATHRING.HIS MANLY VOICE, THE DICTUM,EXPRESSIONS AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT LANGUAGE IS PERFECT. NOT A SINGLE PARLIAMENTARIAN
    CAN BEAT MAITHREEPALA SIRISENA, AS A POLITICAL SPEAKER, WHICH IS A PRIDE TO EVERY SINHALESE.

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    The President Sirisena has lost the common touch mainly because of his Nepotism .
    He is giving prominence to his kith and kin ,over ,more important people,
    He is paving the way for Mahinda Rajapaksa come back, who must be laughing at Sirisenas good governance.
    Sri Lanka is a sad and unlucky country as it has no good leaders.

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    Hello to all,

    It doesn’t matter whether the presidents MS son, daughter or son in law is in the public functions as long as the rajapakses are out in the scene.

    This is what srilanka wanted.

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    DE SILVA IS SIMPLY A FOREST AND COMES FROM 3RD CLASS PORUGESE NOMENCALTURE GIVEN TO ONLY LOW CAST PEOPLE, WHOSE ACTION, TALK AND WRITING DEPICT THEIR LOW UPBRINGING AND THIRD CLASS BEHAVIOR.THEY ARE BEST TO WASH OTHER’S DIRTY CLOTHES, BUT REMAINS WERING THEIR OWN UTTERLY AND STINKINGLY DIRTY.WHEN EVERY THING HAS A CLASS OF ITS OWN, EVEN SURNAMES HAVE A “CLASS”,ACCORDINGLY MEMBERS OF WHICH ACT AND BEHAVE AS VULGARLY OR GENTLEMANLY. MR. SILVA! GUARD YOUR BLOODY VULGAR AND INDECENT LANGUAGE.

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      Herby, your comment betrays your “class” when you generalize about names and insult everyone named De Silva just because your view isn’t held by all commenters on CT.

      And what “class” does YOUR surname have? Isn’t it adapted from the original ‘Padmaperumal’? Just check the origins and enlighten yourself.

      In the meantime, follow your own advice and “GUARD YOUR BLOODY VULGAR AND INDECENT LANGUAGE. “

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