23 October, 2017

No Such Meeting Took Place – No Change In My Stance: Sobitha Thera

Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera – leader of the People’s Movement for a Just Society denies being part of a meeting last night that was attended by President Rajapaksa where he was allegedly coerced into abandoning his call to field a common candidate at the upcoming election.

SobithaSobitha thera, who might himself be the much anticipated common candidate at the upcoming Presidential elections, however told Colombo Telegraph that he was not part of such a meeting.

However, several news websites state that Sobitha thera was summoned to a meeting which took place at the residence of businessman and controversial politician Tiran Alles that was attended by President Rajapaksa, his brother Gotabaya and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

According to the reports, as soon as Sobitha thera arrived at the meeting an agitated President had immediately questioned him as to whether he was plotting to ‘ruin him’.

However, following discussions with the President he had explained that it was not a personal attack but a call for establishing a just society in Sri Lanka to which the President had responded by stating that he would give a written undertaking to implement all of Sobitha thera’s requests including the abolition of the Executive Presidency within six months of his re-election. In return he has been asked to abandon the call to form a common opposition and field a common candidate at the upcoming election.

The reports state furthermore that he had asked for two days to consult with the other members of the movement stating that he cannot reach an arbitrary decision and Minister Silva and Gotabhaya are due to visit the monk at his temple tonight to obtain the verdict.

However, Sobitha thera speaking to Colombo Telegraph assured that his stance has not changed and denied web reports above.

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    Now you’ve truly set the cat among the pigeons, CT! Where do you get this information from?

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      Most powerful Kingmakers in SL must be Tiran Alles & Killi Maharaja.

      Who are these people? How did they become so central in all these things?

      Perhaps Italian Mafia “Camora” in Naples can learn a few tricks from Tiran & Killi.

      Cheers!

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        Ben u nutter, Sinhala like u believe Jaffna library burnt by LTTE fool what u expect illiterate majority Sinhala… so sad, u r sick mind still believe in Sinhala mahavamsa shit no peace man…get over it…u r tribe love violence…go back and look history…

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          J. Muthu for President!

          I will be right behind him.

          Cheers!

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            Ben Hurling

            “J. Muthu for President! I will be right behind him”

            With a hot iron rot?

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              Why is Sobitha Thera dilly dallying and wasting time instead of naming the joint opposition candidate for President?!!

              The joint opposition candidate needs to be known URGENTLY needs to be done urgently so that the education of Sinhala Modadyas by the candidate and joint opposition can start.
              As it is, everyone is waiting and Jarapassa is carrying on and way ahead in his illegal re-election campaign. What a bloody disaster Ranil Wickramasinghe the useless dictator of the UNP is. After 10 years in the opposition leadership he has done nothing to enable unity and is totally unacceptable as opposition candidate! CBK is the best and only bet to defeat Jarapassa. But it seems that Sobitha wants to be prez of Sinhala Modayas?! IN which case he should name himself immediately and stop wasting time…
              The Sinhala Modayas need to be educated and rally round an opposition candidate as soon as possible if Jarapassa is to be defeated. If the Joint opposition has still not found a candidate to stand against MR it is truly pathetic! SOBITHA should stop being COY!

              Clearly, he is angling for the post.

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                Don Stanley

                “Why is Sobitha Thera dilly dallying and wasting time instead of naming the joint opposition candidate for President?!!”

                He has to dilly dally for the simple reason as he values his life more than anything else.

                Please see below what happens when you go against the clan:

                “The Fonseka arrest has led to a rift between the Rajapaksa leadership and four mahanayakas (chief monks) of the largest Buddhist sects. The arrest sparked the monks to raise broader issues of democratic governance and to call a Sangha Sabha (council of clergy) to discuss the situation. But the council was indefinitely postponed after the monks received bomb threats. Government apologists retaliated by promising that 500 temples would be split off from the main Buddhist sects and re-aligned with a lesser-known sect from Rajapaksas’ home region in the south.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

                http://colombotelegraph.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/

                Even the all powerful saffron clubs are not spared. They complied with threat which enable them to continue their life as normal.

                Its survival of the cowards or opportunists.

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                The above story is a deliberately manifested story to undermine Ven MS’s credibility , these sort of stories are bound to hit the main stream media to confuse the gullible masses in near future , i think CT you have a bigger role to play here , look at the bigger picture , don’t try to be silly by nit picking insignificant little, little things !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            Fools like u love kill one Tamil I will vote 4 u, this a sick mind of Sinhala …accept it; u Sinhala never allow live Tamils live in their own homes….do u care about u r country, I doubt it…

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        Rajapakses-the-rogues are feeling the pinch for the very first time. If the rogues agree to the objectives of the PMJS, the rogues must postpone the election and implement all the objectives in 6 months and then go for the election. I’m so happy the rogues have started wetting their pants…….!!!!

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          Real Peace,

          All this crap begs the question who nominated such uneducated, uncivilized thugs to highest political offices in Sri Lanka & why:
          1. Under which criteria?
          2. What was the selection process for a Presidential candidate from a leading political party?
          3. Was there any vetting what so ever?

          Both UNP & SLFP have no proper organizational structure to deal with such vital issues. It is all ad-hoc, knee-jerk & family based rubbish nation ends up having to deal with.

          There is no reason to be surprised with this kind of behavior by the self-appointed King for lifetime.

          Cheers!

          PS: Are we going to get it right next time around? Or is it going to be the same crap again?

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            Ben ,

            My gut feelings say , Sajith will be the next opposition leader , which will make him eligible to be the leader of SL history repeats , doesn’t it ?

            Sajith and MR are identical , both having the same qualities , just go through it , you ‘ll see what i mean !

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        Ben Hurling

        Please note the meeting took place amid carrot and stick session, bag man and white van operator in chief in attendance. Probably the bag man would have offered a bag full of goodies and Gota would have promised to provide protection to Sobitha thera if he complies with clan’s request.

        Remember the bag man gave sacks full of cash to VP and Gota delivered a hot iron rot in his posterior.

        Sobitha thera has to watch his back.

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          Native,

          There is no doubt Sobitha Thera was given an offer he cannot refuse by the ruling Mafia family.

          Sobitha Thera’s denial of the meeting bears all the hallmarks of how this criminal regime operates. Sobitha Thera’s statement screams indirectly how threatened he was. Chilling!

          Remember the Election Commissioner was missing or kidnapped. During crucial hours of King’s last Presidential race against General Fonseka.

          Cheers!

          PS: King was nominated for Sri Lanka’s Presidency by the so called SLFP. Shouldn’t we hold them responsible as well?

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            Ben Hurling

            “Remember the Election Commissioner was missing or kidnapped. During crucial hours of King’s last Presidential race against General Fonseka.”

            Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem have had first hand experience of clan’s hospitality during or just before the passage of two bills at the parliament, Divi Neguma bill and 18th Amendments. The incident in which Judicial Services Commission Secretary Manjula Tillekaratne was assaulted by 4 men who came in a white car. Rauff Hakeem issued a statement condemning the assault. He was in trouble, MR told him off.

            All these ministers and officials comply with the clan’s order for their own safety. Whether they like it or not it was a pact with the devil.

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              May I also remind everyone the corrupt Clan mysteriously managed to cancel a historic “Sangha Sabha” in Kandy called by the chief prelates few years ago.

              I think it was in the aftermath of the unceremonious dragging away of General Fonseka.

              I guess regime is now applying similar pressure on Sobitha Thero.

              Imagine the quality of people running this country. Not very different from underworld thugs.

              What a country!

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                This is the reason why I believe that Rajapakashe should be brought before international court -Hague even if I am a southerner but antiever these rascals.

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        Yes, good questions. [Edited out]

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      “However, following discussions with the President he had explained that it was not a personal attack but a call for establishing a just society in Sri Lanka to which the President had responded by stating that he would give a written undertaking to implement all of Sobitha thera’s requests including the abolition of the Executive Presidency within six months of his re-election. In return he has been asked to abandon the call to form a common opposition and field a common candidate at the upcoming election”

      Invented News.

      I can trust Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera – leader of the People’s Movement for a Just Society than any other.

      Mahinda Rajapaksa , Please Retire.

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      Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera – leader of the People’s Movement for a Just Society

      Believe him.

      manel fonseka

      Common candidate maiden media meeting a roaring success ; Incumbent President wrecked executive Presidency – CB

      http://lankaenews.com/news/119

      (Lanka-e-News- 11.Nov.2014, 2.30PM) The evils of the executive Presidency have been aggravated further by the present ruler’s reign . Therefore the political parties and groups that have united so far are having the strength to remedy this deplorably grave situation ,the former President and the likely common Presidential candidate, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunge stated.

      She made these queries via a special notification addressed to the representatives attending the maiden meeting convened by the political parties and groups yeaterday chaired by Ven. Sobitha Thera to decide on a common candidate .

      The notification states thus :

      Karu Jayasuriya whose name is being mentioned as a prospective common candidate also attended this meeting. However , without occupying a main seat , he sat with the other UNP leaders.

      Ven. Sobitha Thera , opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe , Democratic party leader Sarath Fonseka , Democratic national front leader Mano Ganeshan , Sri Lanka (SL) Communist party politburo member Raja Uswetakeiyawa, Lanka Sama Samaja party central committee member lawyer Lal Wijenayake , National United Alliance leader Azad Salley , Arjuna Ranatunge M.P. , Mawbima Janatha party leader Hemakumara Nanayakkara , Nawa Sihala Peramuna leader Sarath Mahamendra , Ruhunu Janatha Peramuna leader Aruna De Soysa , Eksath Janatha Peramuna leader Sirimasiri Hapuarachchi, Sunil Jayasekera of the Free Media Movement , lawyer Upul Kumaraperuma of the lawyers organization for Democracy and member of former MP’s circle Anura Bastian participated in the discussions.

      Senior leaders of the Sama Samaja and Communist parties participating in this media conference is an index that they are for an opposition common candidate though their leaders are with the government .This was most strikingly conspicuous. The full text of the notification from former President Chandrika sent to the representatives of maiden meeting reads thus :

      ”I am in deep appreciation of the foundation that is being laid today by the political parties, groups and citizens organizations, and to make an announcement in unison of the common program aimed at introducing profound changes to the political culture and governance of our country.

      The breakdown of the legal foundation ; violation of the fundamental rights of the citizens ; the erosion of media freedom ; the destruction of the independence of the courts , police service and public service which are the cornerstones of Democracy have inflicted heavy damage on human freedom and democratic governance .

      The limitless power of the executive Presidency had been the cause of this destruction. This had been further exacerbated by the methods adopted by the incumbent executive chief . At today’s high powered meeting it had been expressed in one voice that this event marks the initial program aimed at abolition of the executive Presidency , reviving the 17th amendment , resurrection of democratic governance and revival of the fundamental rights of the citizens.

      It is my conviction this united effort will have the strength and courage to rebuild this country based on its best traditions that will respect humaneness , democracy and human rights. I extend my fullest support to this along with my blessings and best wishes .”

      -Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunge.-

      The views expressed by speakers at this conference can be viewed via the voice cut appended herein.

      The special message of Chandrika Bandranaike Kumaranatunge

      Speech of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera

      Speech of Ranil Wickremesinghe

      Speech of General Fonseka

      Speech of Communist party politburo member Raja Uswetakaiyawa

      Speech of Azad Salley

      Speech of Hemakumara Nanayakkara

      Speeches of Arjuna Ranatunge and Mano Ganeshan ,

      and many photographs depicting the media discussion.

      Meanwhile, at the rally ‘Pivithuru hetak’ at Hyde park on the 12 th headed by Ven. Athurelya Raththane Thera , the JVP and the UNP too are to participate , a spokesman revealed.

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      [Edited out]

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      Ven. Sobitha Thera has been admitted to a hospital in Malabe with chest pains and a cough!

      Dr.RN

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        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

        “Ven. Sobitha Thera has been admitted to a hospital in Malabe with chest pains and a cough!”

        Did Josef Mengele accompany Gota or this was left to Odd Job?

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          After the war, Josef Mengele the notorious, brutal killer physcian/scientist/anthropologist of Nazi concentration camps fled to South America. He evaded capture for the rest of his life.

          Possible hired killers of Rajapassa Clan expect a natural death as well. Even if talbles turn against them.

          However, barbaric fools of the regime may not have understood, it will be soon 2015. World is utterly inter-connected & inter-dependent. They will be caught and brought to justice.

          No wonder they try every Gil-Mart craft they know to retain power.

          Cheers!

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        He must have got the Rajapaksa treatment!

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        Only cowards would treat their non-violent political opponnents in this fashion.

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      manel fonseka

      Common Sendse.

      Independence from Mara Rajapaksa Dynasty

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxdqdax4VbQ

      Common Sense- Declare Independence from Rajapaksa Dynasty Let the People Know.

      Uploaded on Mar 18, 2011
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      This lecture focuses on the best-selling pamphlet of the American Revolution: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, discussing Paine’s life and the events that led him to write his pamphlet. Published in January of 1776, it condemned monarchy as a bad form of government, and urged the colonies to declare independence and establish their own form of republican government. Its incendiary language and simple format made it popular throughout the colonies, helping to radicalize many Americans and pushing them to seriously consider the idea of declaring independence from Britain.

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      Sobitha Thera is lying. It is now 100% confirmed that such meeting has taken place at Tiran’s house and monk has agreed to stop all his activities against MR’s 3rd attempt for presidancy.

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    @Manel F

    President summons Sobhitha Thera to Tiran’s home!
    Details Created On Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:06 Category: General

    After the conclusion of the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday night (12), the president accompanied minister Nimal Siripala de Silva to the home of businessman MP Tiran Alles. Before arriving there, a message was sent to Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, to be there. When the president reached Tiran’s home, defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was already there.

    On the president’s message, Sobhitha Thera went there, and seeing his arrival, the president asked him with much agitation, “Why, Apey Hamuduruwane? Are you going to ruin me?” In a calm tone, the Thera explained matters to the president, stressing that his fight is not against any individual, but is aimed at establishing a just society in Sri Lanka.

    A tamed president then said he could give a written undertaking that all requests of Sobhitha Thera, including the abolition of the executive presidency, would be fulfilled within six months of his re-election. In return, he asked that moves to field a common candidate be abandoned.
    The Thera asked for two days to consult other members of his organization as he cannot take a decision by himself. The president asked that the Thera’s decision be known to him before the announcement of the date for the presidential election. He also said that for further discussions on the matter, he would send Nimal Siripala de Silva and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to Naga Vihara in Kotte at 9.00 pm tonight (13).
    – lankanewsweb –

    A secret alliance in the making!
    HOT NEWS November 13, 2014 No Comments
    A secret alliance it is learnt is in the making between the Convener of the Movement for a Just Society, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero and senior members of the government.

    Lanka Herald learns that Ven. Sobitha Thero has met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Dullas Alahapperuma and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday (12) night.

    The meeting it is learnt was coordinated by Democratic National Alliance (DNA) MP Tiran Alles. In fact the meeting had taken place at Alles’ residence.

    Ven. Sobitha Thero had attended the meeting after participating in the rally organized by the Pivithuru Hetak organization against the executive presidency.

    Details of the discussion are yet unknown.

    However, it is learnt that Ven. Sobitha Thero is to meet with the government officials again at the Kotte Sri Naga Vihara.

    The Thero has continuously called for the abolition of the executive presidency and his name has also figured in the list of names of common candidates for the next Presidential election.

    ‘මට කෙළවන්නද හදන්නේ ?‘ මරා ගෝඨා සෝභිත හිමිට තර්ජනය කරති: අද රාත්‍රී 9 ට පෙර නාග විහාරයට පැමිණ සෝභිත හිමි සහ විපක්ෂයේ සමගිය බේරා ගන්න

    (ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් -2014.නොවැ.13, ප.ව.5.25)

    “Are you trying to finish me?” – Sobhitha there threatened

    “The Independent” has learnt from a very reliable source that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has summoned Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhita thero and has threatened the monk by asking whether he is trying to finish him.

    According to reports President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma and Nimal Siripala da Silva have gathered at the residence of DNA MP Tiran Allas and have summoned the convener of the National Movement for a Just Society Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhita thero for a meeting.

    There the thero and his reformist movement have been bombarded with criticism and the President has further accused the thero for not informing his proposals for the Constitutional Amendments Committee headed by Minister Nimal Siripala.

    Mentioning the JHU MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thero, the President has said that even he did not inform about it before. According to sources, the President has spoken in an angered tone and has asked the monk whether they all are going to challenge him.

    There the defense secretary is said to have warned Sobhitha thero that if he continues in the current path, certain old accusations might find their way to the surface and that it could damage the thero’s character.

    They have finally informed that both the defense secretary and Minister SIripala would be coming to the Naga Viharaya, Kotte today at 9.00 pm to meet the thero and to settle down the matter permanently, sources say.

    -theindependent-

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      If these be the events to unfold now itself, will there be a need for an Enabling Act, as was enacted in Nazi Germany? The incumbent President is already ENABLED.

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    What were the frightening obsessions in the President’s mind? First, A common candidate. The second that struck terror was Chandrika as common candidate. The CJ it is alleged has conveyed his opinion that she cannot contest a third time.

    Is that enough to calm a troubled mind? No. Ven. Thero is the next formidable challenge. Take the wind off his sails by promising abolition of EP. This is the tactic. For acceptance credibility is nil. Why?

    Is he in the same lineage as Harichandra, India’s legendary King, venerated as the apostle of truth? He said millenia back, come wind come weather, never shall I resile from my pledge.

    Would he have heard of Patel’s promise to Mountbatten, “Whether the earth splits or the heavens fall, I shall not go back on my promise”.

    Has the incumbent President even a pretense to higher values? Why would the Ven. Thero accept his words.

    From third to nth a leader will be forthcoming at the crest of the surging Tsunami, the upsurge of the masses.

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    The Billion Rupee question. Do we trust the new sites along with CT who appears to have reported the story almost with the same detail ( begs the question if they all fell for the same ‘lanuwa’) or do we believe the Reverend’s denial of such a meeting taking place.

    If you are in the mood to split hair over this, he did not deny the conversation, just the meeting. Maybe a dinner at Alles’ house is not a meeting!

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      Sri Lanka politics is such that no one could be trusted and they say all is fair in love and politics. So this could be a rope given to discredit the rev. monk and send the opposition on a spin.

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    Hell hath no fury as a ‘President’ scorned!

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    ..”What is needed is a guarantee that the wealth and benefits the Labour creates in terms of profits and foreign exchange are not left to the luxury of the Colombo’s Rich , Upper Middle Classes, and Professionals.”…

    This is what Kusul Perera wrote in his enlightening article , exposing the bullshit of Sobitha and his lot about abolishing the Presidency in 01 Month and installing the new Constitution in 06 Months.

    Obviously Kusul Perera seems to have a better understanding of real time Politics and really care about the welfare and future of our great majority of the inhabitant population, than this Sobitha Thera….

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Obviously Kusul Perera seems to have a better understanding of real time Politics and really care about the welfare and future of our great majority of the inhabitant population, than this Sobitha Thera….”

      You want Kusal for common candidate.

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        Dear Native,

        Kusul seems to feel the pulse of the battlers among the inhabitants than this Venerable Sobitha..

        But then Venerable Sobitha’s followers pulse is different to the great majority of the inhabitant population..

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      So called “emerging economies” India,Indonesia and Brazil
      are all stand criticized of exploiting the labour.BBC
      reports quoted from Richard Re,A Persisting Evil:The global
      problem of slavery,Harvard International review,2002.It
      says,in places as diverse as Nigeria,Indonesia and Brazil
      at least 27 million people live in conditions of forced
      bondage.Some sources believe the actual figures are 10
      times as large.

      An interview with Kevin Bales,2001 states,bonded laborers in
      agriculture in India generate more than a fifty percent
      profit per year for their slave holders and a return of more
      than 800 percent is not at all uncommon for holders of sex
      slaves.And while the price of slaves has gone down,the return
      on the slave holder’s investment skyrocketed.

      We read on a sort of regular basis,massage parlours,brothels
      run by well known figures are raided and prostitutes from
      countries like Thailand,China and Russia are flooding the
      capital and arrests in action also reported.Casinos
      encouraged very publicly and there are prominent figures
      who are proudly involved and publicly celebrated!What do we
      need for all these? Man power.Cheap man power at competitive
      rates.It’s already clear who’s going to hire them.Thailand
      is reportedly the only single country the world developed
      for prostitution.A prominent Buddhist country.Taken these
      and many other developments in other different sectors,one
      thing is crystal clear.Labour dignity is getting further
      and further down making it vulnerable to worst kind of
      exploitation by the artificially created nevau rich,let
      alone a guarantee not to serve the rich!Tiring long topic
      I tried to cut short.

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    They are always like this. They pretend to oppose MR, gather anti-MR votes and then join MR.

    Only Ranil is the true opposition anchor. Don’t trust anyone else.

    Ranil or nothing.

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      Do not ever trust LeN. It creates stories from nothing. Actually it’s a gossip monger run by mongal catchers.

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        What is a ‘mongal catcher’, and why should we avoid it?

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    Who is this sobitha monk, another [Edited out]

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    Ruses of the Rajapaksas….. He will not stop at nothing to get elected again.

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    MR gave the assurance that he would abolish the executive presidency, in writing, to the JVP before his first election as president, but forgot it soon after having enjoyed the advantages.

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      The easiest way to deal with this is to put the question too on the ballot. Abolish exe presidency within six months YES / NO.

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        Great idea Burt.Simple but not thought of just like the salt march of ghandhi.If the people decide who is to oppose it.

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    ” Bah, bah black sheep, have you any wool?
    Yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full.
    One for the master;
    One for the dame;
    But NONE FOR THE LIITLE BOY WHO CRIES DOWN THE LANE”

    A nursery rhyme worth pondering in the context of Sri Lanka today!

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    To abolish the Ex. Presidency why MR wants to wait till re-election.

    He can do it now itself if he truly want to build a just human society in Sri Lanka during his two remaining years.

    The subject of re-election should not arise to MR as he has full right to do all what Ven Sobitha Thero demands.

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      You’re absolutely right, Renuka! Why cant he abolish it now while he IS still President.

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        What is the hurry for him to call the election now. He has two more years to go. He could abolish the executive Presidency now itself!!

        Sinhalese are real fools to have elected this illiterate in the first place and for tolerating him for such a long time!!!

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        If he does that then he will be out of a job. Officially he was elected as the president not at the general election. He is the head of parliament through the authority in the constitution, if this office is removed, what’s going to happen.

        He can always pass a bill with a firm date to abolish the presidency and then call for a general election before that date.

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    What is the response by Dayan, Rajiva, Gomin, Tamara , Rohan, Palitha, Nailn, Ariyaratne and the likes to this kind of state terrorism on Sobita Thero and other honest citizens, by MaRa and his regime supporpoliticians rful countries ?

    Also their response to the chauvinistic or racist speeches by politicians in SLFP, BBS, LSSP, CP and other parties ?

    Now the Asian way to tackle terrorism by non state players is multi prong approach instead of Western approach it seems .

    What is the Asian way of tackling state terrorism or state aided terrorism both hard and soft since 1948 in Ceylon / Sri Lanka . ( eg of soft terrorism 1972 constitution by Colvin , hard terrorism aided by piliticians 1956 Sinhala only, 1959 riots, 1977 riots 1978 const, 1910 18th ammendment using Catalyst CJ Sarath Silva )

    Ven Sobita advocates for just society based on real :
    Budham Saranam Gachami
    Dharma Saranam Gachami
    Sangam Saranam Gachami

    But the regime wants :

    Mahinda Saranam Gachami
    Gotha Saranam Gachami
    Basil Saranam Gachami
    Nadal Sarah Gachami
    and so on and on

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    I am inclined to believe that Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhita will not give in to pressure whatever form it comes. I hope that they will not harm him because if anything untoward happened to him, the entire country would know who are behind it!

    MR’s promise to abolish the Executive Presidency – only a few hypocrites like Vasu, Tissa, Dew, Champika and Udaya would want to believe it because it would be a face-saving excuse for them to continue their ride on the gravy train!

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      The entire country knows a lot of things. What have they done about any of it?

      The Rajapakses lost the ability to be scared of what the entire country knows long ago. I doubt they’d give a damn about silencing a monk by hook or by crook.

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    Thero in the Sri Lankan politics. His credibility on religious side is not holding anymore. Everybody know unless had he not lied many times so far, he can not be on that CC organizing job.

    King knows how to win the election. An absolutely needed one to rectify the Lankan political system.

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    Look at this from CT contributor Naganada kodituwakku
    He has had the foresight to name most of the podu apekshakayaa in this contribution submitted ten years ago. Why dont you republish this Naga?

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    http://www.asiantribune.com/justice-denied-account-fraud-fighter

    You missed this link CT

    So sending againLook at this from CT contributor Naganada kodituwakku
    He has had the foresight to name most of the podu apekshakayaa in this contribution submitted ten years ago. Why dont you republish this Naga?

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      ‘I state that Gonawala Sunil was a notorious criminal who was imprisoned to for a long jail term but released on a presidential pardon obtained by his friend the then Prime Minister, Ranil Wickramasinghe’

      One of the comments from the fraud fighter!

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    Sobitha Thera is the more acceptable face in Sri Lanka’s monkhood, unfairly thrashed by the likes of Gnanasara Thera. Given time, with him at the helm, we might regain the reputation destroyed by Gandasara Thera and his BBS.

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    There was something that went almost unnoticed in this alleged meeting. Mahinda Rajapakse had pledged to give a written undertaking to abolish the Executive Presidency six months after his re-election. You have to be naive or an imbecile to believe that. No President in any country (except perhaps Zimbabwe) wields so much power singlehandedly or with his siblings and if you think he will give that up just because of a promise, you belong in a mental institution.

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    With this kind of pressure mounting on the scoundrels who rule this country, they will become desperate.

    Desperate people do desperate things. Be vigilant.

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    Just one of the comments from the sworn affidavit , funnily all other podu apekshakayas’ too get a honourable mention, CBK, Ranatunge et al
    They who cast the first stone ………

    After reading this, the podu apekshakaya for me now is Prseident Rajapakse

    Thank you Naga, for all what you have revealed, will you dare to comment on these now ?

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      Everyone is a crook in Sri Lankan politics, Rajapakse included. You can argue about this till the cows come home. So Podi Andaya, your choice is no better, probably worse than any of his opponents. Unfortunately Lankan people just don’t have the sense to put rogues in their place.

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    Thank you Jango for respecting my contrary opinion and being civil about it unlike many public debaters here. Yes I agree that my choice is no better than the other aspirants to the throne but for me at least he delivered a war victory. I am eternally repeat eternally grateful for that. I do not look at RW or CBK or Ranatunge or Karu J or Sajith P as whiter than white leaders as some people here do.

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