23 October, 2017

No Country For Ordinary People (And Ordinary Dogs)

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“…..luxury, opulence, and unjust extractions extorted by self-seeking corrupt individuals who scorn the distress of the multitude and rarely attempt to ease their hardships.” – Jonathan Israel (Revolution of the Mind)

Mahinda and sajinImported pet food was one of a handful of items accorded a tax break by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his 2014 Budget.

The Opposition is calling it a ‘Cat’s and Dog’s Budget’. Au contraire; Rajapaksa benevolence does not extend to dogs/cats in general; only to dogs/cats who belong to families wealthy enough to afford imported pet food. For normal ordinary Lankan canines[i], the Rajapaksas have neither consideration nor mercy, as is evident from the regime’s pitiless campaign against Colombo’s non-pedigreed and local street dogs[ii]. (The patriotic Rajapaksas seem inordinately fond of all things foreign and Western, including dogs, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s ‘dog from Switzerland’ saga being an excellent case in point[iii].)

The Rajapaksa attitude to dogs is symbolic of Rajapaksa attitude to things in general. For themselves and their kith and kin (including the family pets), the Rajapaksas are generous sans limits. Indeed, Budget 2014 (like its predecessors) has made it easier for the rulers and their coterie to buy designer products or to create lucrative monopolies.

And this in a country which is reduced to felling and selling trees to pay the EPF/ETF dues of some of its workers!

Last week, the Cabinet gave permission to “to cut down trees in state-owned plantations and sell the timber to pay statutory dues of thousand of employees… This is the first time trees are being felled from the state plantations sector to raise money to pay statutory dues of workers”[iv]. Another Rajapaksa Wonder! And an excellent indicator of the true financial state of the nation, after eight years of Familial rule.

Internationally reputed audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has reported that in 2010-2011, Mihin Lanka “incurred a net loss of Rs. 940.49million…and the company’s current liabilities exceeded its current assets by Rs. 1,083.45million reflecting a Negative Networth of Rs. 3,814.45million. This indicates the existence of a material uncertainty which may cast significant doubt about the ability of the company to continue as a going concern”[v].

Mihin Lanka may be a financial sinkhole; but about its ability to survive, PricewaterhouseCoopers need not have been concerned. The world’s costliest budget airline will continue its profligate existence so long as the Rajapaksas rule. In his latest budget, the President allocated US$ 50million (Rs. 6542million) to the superlatively expensive budget airline bearing his name.

Sri Lankan Airlines, which made a loss of Rs. 21,750million in 2012/13, was allocated US$ 150million (Rs. 19,627million).

With such institutional prodigies to maintain, it is little wonder that the country is reduced to cutting and selling trees to settle EPF and ETF dues of ordinary workers.

The illegal and unjust impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (and her replacement with a tame acolyte) is but one more step (albeit a critical one) in a strategic campaign to efface all lines of demarcation between the Ruling Family and the Lankan state. The Rajapaksa habit of using the state and its resources as their private property is an indication of this transformation. In October 2013, the Securities and Exchanges Commissions (SEC) donated Rs. 5million to Namal Rajapaksa’s ‘Tharunyata Hetak’ to engage in ‘capital market promotion’[vi]. The SEC is an independent institution while ‘Tharunyata Hetak’ is a partisan political entity. The month before the SEC gave this handout, this institutional progeny of Namal Rajapaksa held public meetings to ensure the victory of UPFA candidates at the NWP election[vii]. The SEC’s act is thus a clear violation of its own supposed political independence. It is also indicative of how the state resources are being used, in ways large and small, to maintain the Rajapaksas and their kith and kin in the style to which they have become accustomed since November 2005.

Presidential offspring love racing. So racing vehicles are given generous tax breaks and state resources (including the labour of ‘war heroes’) are used, sans accountability and transparency, to facilitate Colombo Night Races. A Presidential son wants to go to space and Sri Lanka, the country which is cutting and selling trees to pay some of its workers their statutory dues, is starting a space programme.

Given this wanton financial irresponsibility, it is hardly surprising that within a fortnight of presenting the budget, the debt ceiling was increased by Rs.178billion[viii].

Last week, environmentalists expressed concern about a government plan to permit the registration of illegally captured elephants for a fee (a calf for about US$ 7.600). According to Vimukthi Weeratunga of Environmental Foundation Ltd, “There is a new set of wealthy people who want to keep elephant calves for prestige. Therefore there is a heavy demand for elephant calves.”[ix] A new ruling caste with a feudal mindset is using its unlimited power to ape some of the manners of pre-modern times. According to Prithiviraj Fernando of the Centre for Conservation and Research, “In the past elephants were owned by nobility and this has some bearing on the desire to keep elephants today as it has a connotation of higher social status/prestige/wealth”[x]. Plus, the elephants can be leased for various functions for substantial amounts. Prestige and Profits: such are the rewards of power.

The wealth and resources of a nation are being used, consciously and deliberately, to subsidise and enrich and a politico-economic upper-crust, to pamper their fragile egos and satiate their carvings for prestige and glory. As the boundary lines which make a modern democratic state evaporate, the Lankan state is becoming the preserve and the instrument of the favoured few.

A Segregated Dystopia

All over Colombo, in this cold and rainy December, homes of the poor are being destroyed. Despite grand declarations about providing alternative houses with better facilities, only a small number of Rajapaksa foot-soldiers will be fortunate enough to get a roof over their heads. For the absolute majority of Colombo’s poor, there will be no alternative homes.

One of the most attractive features about Colombo was that its rich diversity. It was never segregated, ethnically, religiously or economically. In many parts of the city, the majority and the minority communities, the rich and the poor lived cheek by jowl. The Rajapaksas are steadily changing that diversity and turning Colombo into a preserve of the rich and the powerful. As Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera correctly pointed out, it is not just illegal residents who are being forcibly evicted. Families who have owned their land for decades are being thrown out of their homes. Rich Tamils/Muslims will not be evicted but the city will be denuded of all non-rich Tamils and Muslims. A tiny minority of the Sinhala poor will be re-housed in the border areas of the city, mostly to furnish pro-Rajapaksa mobs in time of political need[xi].

What we are witnessing in Colombo is a process of ethno-religious and class cleansing. This project of demographic and social engineering is a critically important step in the broader Rajapaksa effort to transform Sri Lanka into a paradise for the powerful and the politically connected rich, but a country without security, freedom or justice for ordinary people.


[i] Some of the oldest prehistoric dog skeletons were found in the Nilgala cave; “dating from the Mesolithic ear, about 4500 BCE, (these) suggest that Balangoda People may have kept dogs for driving game. The Sinhala Hound is similar in appearance to the Kadar Dog, the New Guinea Dog and the Dingo. It has been suggested that these could all derive from a common domestic stock” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistory_of_Sri_Lanka

[ii] Most of these dogs are inoculated and sterilized; they also have regular feeders/care-givers, like the marvelous Deepal who gave up a comfortable life to live his philosophy of compassion. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-day-with-deepal/

[iv] The Sunday Times – 1.12.2013

[v] Ibid

[x] Ibid

[xi] The name of the Rajapaksa housing scheme is indicative of its purpose – ‘Mihindu Sen Pura’ meaning ‘The City of Mahinda Army’.

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    Imported lap dog for Mrs GR was flown in by Sri Lankan with special family pilot. Ordinary dogs were rounded up before Showgum and despatched to an unknown destination never to return……………………………………………………. The fate of ordinary people in this Asianu Ascharya too is similiar. Kicked out of the houses the lived and built for over a hundred years to give way for hotels and malls for foreigners and the super rich. Lands taken over by the military, houses, schools and kovils bulldozed to make way for holiday resorts, golf courses for the elite military and their families. Roads closed to conduct night races for the super brats of politicians in their lamborghinis and ferraris. Ordinary people asked to pay their taxes while the big sharks and casinos given tax holidays. …………………………………………………….Moda people continue to support and vote for these inhuman life sucking monsters.

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      Thanks Madam Thisaranee – spot on!

      The opposition and civil society need to go on the street and stop this circus called the Colombo Night Races! The people of Colombo 7 are cursing the Rajapassas and their NIGHTLY CAR RACES. They cannot sleep again as the Rajapassa brats race their cars breaking speed limits in the night as their circus comes around – tickets are being sold for 50000 rupees for the Colombo Night Races!

      Where are the friggin police and military who are a dime a dozen – useless decorations on the streets when the Rajapassa criminals break all the laws and speed limits?

      All the old and valuable timber trees in Victoria Park have also been cut down and sold and now where are hundred of little trees and too many lights and lamp posts – wasting electicity. Gota the goon has no concept about development and is looting the cournty like the corrupt and criminal brothers.

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        If this kind of night races were held in city limits on an european city, people would go on weeks long protests.
        This is unique to our lost island where people´s indiference is clearly seen today than no times in the past.

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          These are clear acts of irresponsible governance.
          Just because of handful of offsprings of the rulers demand to do so, they the caricature (incumbent president) has gone beyond the limits to allow the holding this kind of sound exposure. This would never be exemplary to any future generations.

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          The common middle class and working class see how corrupt the system is and the insurmountable odds to mount a challenge so they just shrug and go on with their lives, trying to eke out a living. –The only hope is for the UNP to take a blunt and pointed stand but the UNP is corrupt and worthless.

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          It is becoming increasingly evident who Thisaranee’s political master is – none other than the disgraced Hon. Mangala Samaraweera.

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            Absolutely not, -see my nose is nice and cold. 。◕‿◕。

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            @Dick Erikson, you are an idiot of the 3rd degree. What did she say that was incorrect? She has only stated about 0.5% of Bulls&*^ what goes on in this bloody country where the country bumpkins from Hambantota are robbing day and night. Is there anything what she said was wrong. Read 95% of the comments in this particular article and see whether all in agreement are Mangala’s servants. We are able to write these comments since we live in a foreign land. Otherwise everyone knows what will happen.

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        @Kapila

        Civil society are still deaf, dumb and blind with the war victory. No hope for this country in our lifetime.

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          Percy Jilmart
          About a couple of decades ago,in a book written by an
          Israeli described Srilankans as “Monkeys off the tree.”
          Are we not behaving exactly like that? Our leaders our
          clergy of all hues,our schools,drivers,Doctors and all
          others?I think this is what almost all comments say in
          different ways.

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            @whywhy, the book’s name is “By way of Deception”. This was written by an ex-Mossad agent by the name Victor Ostrovsky. Last place of residence of this guy is Montreal. You are correct, the reference was made in regards to the PLOTE Cadres who were brought there for training. In the same camp they were training some of the STF guys too.

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        Hi Kapila,
        Thanks MADAM,eh!We must all help MADAM,so that that Jarapakse the war criminal will meet his Waterloo.What a crime!Getting rid of that wonderful human being,the Sun god Prabakaran!

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      Mihin Lanka may be eating money.

      Yet its former CEO & current monitoring MP at External Affairs Ministry Vaas Goonewardena owns a private helicopter!

      What for? Why? Where did he get the money?

      Is he looking for an Elephant Calv too?

      PS: Most Arab dictators & their cronies keep wild animals from Africa as their pets. Symbols of power. And utter stupdity. Some have wild lions in their backyards. Corrupt idiots in SL must have learned from those Arabs.

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        Is it true that our US citizen-Public Servant is rearing a whale
        as a pet?

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        Ben you must be coming from Andaman or Nicobar, did you bother to read the full article? it’s an ancient custom of Sri Lankan nobel to have Elephants, many know it without Thisaranee having to point that out.

  • 13
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    If a pissa rules the country what can you expect? More pissas supporting the loku pissa. Okoma pissa thamai!

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      Let’s have the war crimes investigation by the UN to send the pissas to the Hague and have a new beginning for the island.

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        Mahinda Gotha Basil and the mafia are having a boru show of everything.———————————————————————-
        Will the world buy these boru shows of reconciliation, democracy, prosperity, good governance, law and order, etc.?

  • 8
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    As always, TG is spot on but who is listening? Who among the people are worried about what is going to happen? They are all deep in slumber while Rome sorry Colombo is burning.

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      The people as you say are not informed of all that goes on, with blame squarely lying with the pathetic Lankan media. Yet at the same time the people aren’t ignorant of the fact that the country has been taken over by Rajapaksa. –I knew and talked with working class Tamils and Sinhalese daily ; they did not know all the details and every single act of looting by the Clan but overall they knew what was happening but were resigned to the outcome.

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        FEAR OF WHITE VAN SO THE REASON TO REMAIN LIKE THE FIDDLE PLAYER NERO WHO PLAYED HIS FIDDLE UNTIL THE FIRE ENGULFED HIM.

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    You always critical of Rajapakse if the make shelter or not , your aim is to attack the them on anything they either right or wrong , common are you asking people to live in shantees, You follow Awamangala and talk about demographic in Colombo, who cares about demographic , people need shelter not your fancy words

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      If the demolitions and displacement of the people are done with the true intention of providing better shelters will be a commendable action but it being done with political objectives should be exposed and condemned. When the late Pieter Keunamen launched the constructions of flats who ensured that first priority to the new flats is given to the people who were already living in the places that are being re-developed whether such people belong to any caste, creed, religion, community or green, blue, red or yellow party. That is honest service and statesmanship.

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    Our Village Dogs won’t eat imported Pal. even if you give it to them free…… Sinhala Buddhists wouldn’t own even 10 percent of the Colombo postcode real estate….And Real Sinhala Buddhists among them would be just a fraction…Just imagine if Rajapaksa lay hands on the non Sinhala majority, Colombo Elites’ Real Estate?….. Rajapaksa will be flying to the Hague not on Airlanka or Mihin Air,… It will be full on British Airways , with burly bull dogs sent by the Bull Dog PM….Has the anger and frustration of seeing the Sinhala Buddhists live in peace without Praba got better of Ms T ???….. Beautification of Colombo benefits the Colombo Elite….and they would hate if their UNP Mayor allows paraya dogs to defecate their manicured lawns……If Ms T carries on like this ,even , Canine Loving Colombo Seven might give her the flick…..

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      Sumane you are day dreaming

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      “”And Real Sinhala Buddhists among them would be just a fraction””

      fuckshit thats your cardinal lie- concept of the non existant, is insanity.. trying to invent the wheel.

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      [Edited out]
      Please write, instead of posting links – CT

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      Sinhala-Buddhists (SinHellists) would rather grab land than work to own. The root cause of any conflict is when ‘honour’ and ‘property rights’ are violated. One should revisit the recent past (1970’s) on Land
      reform/Demonetization. Minorities have felt cheated in many occasion. There is no smoke without fire. A separate homeland for Tamils in the North and East of Sri Lanka, which is inevitable if the government/Sinhellists (BBS/JHU/SR/BR) violates basic human rights and land grabbing. Tamils should keep this dream alive as a deterrent/hope as only a last resort.

  • 3
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    Dogs have fleas and fleas have no dogs. pretty me two.

  • 3
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    MR’s regime cannot be defeated by UNP, JVP or SF.
    Only MR himself and his karma can bring himself down.
    It is the cycle of karma nobody can escape.

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      After MARCH 2014, let s see it. okay ?

      Now it has just started – self made circus – CHOGM was the start. All the rest comes sooner than you could guess

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      Sumith, Karma works in subtle ways.
      Definitely, this generation of Rajapakses and their sycophants, will be born as Low Caste Tamils or poor Working Class Sinhalese, in their next life, and the Rajapakse offspring will be treating them exactly the way their parents taught them how!
      Let them enjoy the ‘pleasures’ of this life while they can, if they think they are really enjoying it.

  • 8
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    Much admired, Tissaranee. Can you do some exposure on the drug scams now being reported? SL, it appears, is growing as a drug hub for the region. Big names are implicated

    • 5
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      Not only that we are a money laundering paradise too!

    • 3
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      interesting article… MR wants to create an image – its like a movie studio all smoke and screen with no substance.. my sympathies with the common man (UNP voter base) that is getting evicted

      Regarding the drug import and the subsequant letter issued from PM’s office by the Cordinating Sec…. anyone know who that coordinating sec is?

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    Get used to eating dog’s food, bitch.

    • 4
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      Get used to eating pig shit (GOATa’s favourite dish!)??

    • 6
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      See the venom of this rabid Non Muslim, Sinhala arse licker of MR, towards Tissaranee for exposing the Rajapakse family.

      Hey! Non Muslim why don’t you give the dog’s food to your mother, the real bitch that brought you forth to this world, as Tisaranee is no Bitch but a human. Aney Palayang Pako Yanda!

      • 3
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        Hi Gamini,
        see, DJ is now singing it different again.
        I guess all his plans should have met with stalemates.

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        Hay, hay, hay gaminiya, have you read what China’s Communist Party owned ‘Global Times’ editor wrote about your mother country? The Huffington Post reported as ‘Global Times’ editor wrote, “The Cameron administration should acknowledge that the UK is not a big power in the eyes of the Chinese. It is just an old European country apt for travel and study,” That was perhaps in reply to Cameron’s Twitter message: “Hello my friends in China. I’m pleased to have joined Weibo and look forward to visiting China very soon.” China has also demanded the return of priceless artefacts looted from Beijing in the 19th century during the opium wars. We must also ask the buggers to return the artefacts looted from us.

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          I am no muslim,

          Why don’t you ask Kangetta Alibaba who stole our Swords, rings and old artifacts from the Colombo Museum within High Security Zone.

          Also hope you drink “Kottamalli” Koriender in the Mornings in fact of British planted Tea.

          How about Drinking Kasippu eating Agalla in fact of Whiskey, Brandy and Gin with Bread.

          Hope you are still wearing Amude.

          My dog has better Brains than you idiot.

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          “|” We must also ask the buggers to return the artefacts looted from us.”|” (@_@) (^‿◕) (@_@)
          ______________________________________________________

          Spanish Pablo Picasso:The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

          Though you were first civilized (1505)from your borrowed Amude to Camisa by the Spanish that’s where its ends in your our heritage courtesy tatte motte extreme right fascist buddhist._____________(@_@)

          “Golden Triangle of Art”,–History only repeats as far as Spain is: The second largest European Art collection after Prince Charles- Thyssen-Bornemisza was established at the behest of king Juan Carlos at Madrid thanks to beauty queen of Spain Carmen`Tita`Cervera.◕‿◕ o-o ◕‿◕

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    BJP has won all 4 states where the election was held.

    Coming colours no good for Muslims in India and SL.

    Hindu extremists will kill all the Muslims now as they did in Gujarat.

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      Oh’ please Fukushima, tell BJP not to let loose [Edited out] . I love my 6 year old daughter.

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      Culture of Great DECCAN you immediate neighbour.
      __________________________________________________________
      Narendra like Asha Bhosale ;) the all in one faith and culture.

      Shivaji Bhosale (l He revived ancient Hindu political traditions and court conventions, and promoted the usage of Marathi and Sanskrit, rather than Persian, in court and administration. Nehru had admitted he was wrong regarding Shivaji, and now endorsed Shivaji as great nationalist.[69] The Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–1818) was the final and decisive conflict between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India. The war left the Company in control of most of India. It began with an invasion of the Maratha territory by 110,400 British East India Company troops,[1] the largest such British controlled force massed in India. The troops were led by the Governor General Hastings and he was supported by a force under General Thomas Hislop. The operations began with action against Pindaris, a band of Muslim and Maratha from central India
      Shivaji allowed his subjects freedom of religion and opposed forced conversion. Shivaji also promulgated other enlightened values, prohibiting slavery in his kingdom,and applying a humane and liberal policy to the women of his state. Kafi Khan, the Mughal historian and Francois Bernier, a French traveller, spoke highly of his religious policy. He also brought converts like Netaji Palkar and Bajaji back into Hinduism.
      _____________________________________________________________
      Islam
      Shivaji’s contemporary, the poet Kavi Bhushan stated: Had not there been Shivaji, Kashi would have lost its culture, Mathura would have been turned into a mosque and all would have been circumcised”.[58]
      Though many of Shivaji’s enemy states were Muslim, he treated Muslims under his rule with tolerance for their religion. Shivaji’s sentiments of inclusivity and tolerance of other religions can be seen in an admonishing letter to Aurangzeb, in which he wrote:
      Verily, Islam and Hinduism are terms of contrast. They are used by the true Divine Painter for blending the colours and filling in the outlines. If it is a mosque, the call to prayer is chanted in remembrance of Him. If it is a temple, the bells are rung in yearning for Him alone.[57]
      Shivaji had few Muslim soldiers, especially in his Navy. Ibrahim Khan and Daulat Khan (both were African descendants) were prominent in the navy; and Siddi Ibrahim was chief of artillery.[57] Muslim soldiers were known for their superior skills in naval and artillery combat skills. These days, in effort to portray Shivaji as a secular king, many names of Muslim soldiers are added whose existence cannot be verified in any historic texts.
      Christianity]
      The French traveller Francois Bernier wrote in his Travels in Mughal India:
      “I forgot to mention that during pillage of Sourate, Seva-ji, the Holy Seva-ji! Respected the habitation of the reverend father Ambrose, the Capuchin missionary. ‘The Frankish Padres are good men’, he said ‘and shall not be attacked.’ He spared also the house of a deceased Delale or Gentile broker, of the Dutch, because assured that he had been very charitable while alive.”
      Military
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      THE DECCAN: Sivaji and Army
      Shivaji demonstrated great skill in creating his military organisation, which lasted till the demise of the Maratha empire. He also built a powerful navy. Maynak Bhandari was one of the first chiefs of the Maratha Navy under Shivaji, and helped in both building the Maratha Navy and safeguarding the coastline of the emerging Maratha Empire. He built new forts like Sindhudurg and strengthened old ones like Vijaydurg on the west coast. The Maratha navy held its own against the British, Portuguese and Dutch.[59] He was one of the pioneers of commando actions, then known as ganimi kava[60] (Marathi: “enemy trickery”[61]) His Mavala army’s war cry was Har Har Mahadev ( Har and Mahadev being common names of Hindu God Shiva).[citation needed] Shivaji was responsible for many significant changes in military organisation:
      _________________________________________________________________

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      Tisaranee,

      Where do you get these wonderful pictures from. In the last picture you posted MR looked like a man about to be hanged.
      In this one he is looking like a Dog and walking like a Dog chasing
      a Bitch. The glow in his eyes says a lot and may be he had Hanky Panky in his mind.

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        Yes, everything Hitlerpaksha does is doggy-style??

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      Fatshitma is a bitch always talking crap

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    wait till MODI comes to power in INDIA 2014 . Modi will remove pig shit eaters mahinda rajapakse clans and will bring peace and harmony to this pearl in the indian ocean . MR clans will have another 5 months to live

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    Imported duty free dog food is the ultimate insult to thousands of ‘sinhala rice hounds’which have evolved by ‘survival of the fittest’,& who do well on rice and curry – along with two legged obediant hounds in parliament.
    The pumping of billions to prop up the two state airlines is the ultimate insult to those who survive on one meal a day.
    The presidential son who wants to go to space does not know that astronauts are postgraduate degree holders in scientific disciplines!
    In the north,the army demolishes citizens’ homes and in the south the minions of Gota do the job.
    Right now,winning the coming presidential election by MR is most important,and nothing else matters.

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    .
    I thought the Chinese are here to get rid of the dogs.
    :-)

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    Mr. President, take all your ill gotten wealth, possessions, fame and luxury and multiply it by DEATH! The end result, Mr. President, is ZERO! Yes, end of the day that is all what you will get. Death is something that is always hovering above and staring in our faces but I guess you have completely forgotten and not only forgotten but forgot that you forgot. So the dog in your house eats better food than the poor in this country,great!

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      The weak can never forgive. ◕ ¸ ◕ Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. 。◕‿◕。

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    Tisaranee,

    You are the best Political Critique Writer we ever witnessed in Sri Lanka. You are born gifted writer.

    Hope others learn from your writing skills and style.

    Please keep entertaining and updating the readers.

    Also please work on Publishing a Book on Rajapakse Dynasty……Similar to Gota’s War.

    Sri Lanka’s history will be repeated soon.

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      Mahela, I don’t know whether Thisaranee is a gifted writer but I know very well that she has been predicting many prophesies that had never come true. For one thing though she is full time traitor who defined terrorists as freedom fighters and anti-terrorists as extremists. In her vocabulary, MR has always been an extremist. At 2005 elections, she backed RanilW and opposed MR. // When MR was elected the President, Thisaranee changed her stand and started to write as if she is an economist and an expert on thrift. She wrote article after article to advise MR, how to save money by cutting the defence expenses. When she realized President is strengthening the defence forces, Thisaranee wrote to Asia Tribune on Jan 1st, 2006 to say, President Rajapakse returned from his inaugural pilgrimage to India almost empty handed. Little she knew, MR had convinced India the need to eradicate LTTE. Then her articles found ways to mock the moral raising campaigns by the defence ministry. // On July 20, 2006 Tigers closed Marwi Aru sluice gates to start their final war to Eelam. When our forces opened the gates, won the East and pushed towards the North, Thisaranee poured more and more write-ups to warn us that India will never let LTTE be defeated. As LTTE faced defeat after defeat, she initiated dynastic longings (Sunday Island 11/03/2007) of MR in just over two years into his Presidency. // When our forces reached the gates of Kilinochchi, Thisaranee wrote that LTTE would never let its administrative capital to be overrun. So much so, she wrote our army would face the same fate as the German army in Stalingrad in WW11. When LTTE had being cornered finally to Mulathivu, Thisaranee was stupid enough to say LTTE would fight a guerrilla war from its jungles for years to come. That’s the credentials of her gifted writing and predictions. What repeat of Sri Lanka’s history or ‘Gota’s War’ Mahela? You’re dreaming like Thisaranee.

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        There are masses in the country being unable to see it beyond.

        You are not alone, Bando.

        Having listened TN´s interview with Boston lanka, I further realized, that the direction of the govt´s move in terms of peace and reconciliation is not right. Their efforts are not genuine. May be possible efforts to enrich them is genuine. So, time will gradually learn you all these.

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    Probably, imported pet food business is owned by a Rajapakse cronies who had donated a large sum of money to the Rajapakse cronies account.

    On the other hand, One Giant – PET FOOD empire is owned by the CHURCH. IT is possible that the Church – people asked Rajapakses to help them in their business.

    Ms. TG should know what that PET FOOD empire is.

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    History is a good teacher. If we look at the world history we will note that what Rajapakse and his family members are doing is nothing new, these things have been happening in the past as well. However, what is more important is to see what happened to those who acted like Rajapakse. Gadaffi and his sons; Sadam Hussain and his family, Shah of Iran and his family, Pinoche, Idi Amin … I can go on. So there will be a time when Rajapakses’ will also be gone the way all these tyrants went. Its a matter of time.

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      End seems to be near….and they have sensed it too. The trip to the bank in San Marino to stash the cash is a sure sign of feeling the heat.

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