24 June, 2024

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NPP Beware!

By Fr Chryso Pieris SJ –

Fr Chryso Pieris SJ

Surveying the political landscape today, listening to the voice cuts and speeches of various politicians and their supporters, the picture that comes to my mind is that of Siduhath Bodhisatva calmly and most peacefully facing the attacks of Maraya in various guises. The attacks of Maraya are more personal than socio-political. Siddhartha has not yet started to destabilize the status quo.

Around five hundred years later there was a similar scenario with Jesus of Nazareth. This time the attackers were humans and more specific; The political, social, religious and commercial leaders of ancient Judea, Samaria and Galilee.

“He is out of his mind.” “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.” “He has an unclean spirit.” These are some of the accusations attacking Jesus. Those attacks were meant to discredit him and destroy his popularity. These accusations were at the beginning of his public life. But the attacks became more serious and more vicious later at the tail end of his short life.

After Jesus chased out of the Temple the money-changers and sellers of pigeons and sheep, the powers that were, were becoming wary of his movement and popularity. He was becoming a threat to their leadership, influence, income and their power. He called the satrap Herod a fox and the Pharisees and Sadducees white-washed tombs containing rot. Indirectly he told the people not to pay taxes to the Empire. At the hearing in the Sanhedrin, he was accused of putting himself on the same level with God, Yahweh. But that will not cut ice with Pontius Pilate the Roman, therefore in front of him they accused Jesus of setting himself up as their king in opposition to the emperor making himself a traitor to the Empire. Simply put Jesus of Nazareth was a serious threat to their power, positions and privileges. He was giving people dignity and making people free and sovereign. He was liberating people from slavery to pharisaical laws and imperial decrees. He was a danger and a real threat to the status quo. He had to be eliminated.

In the eternal and irreconcilable antagonism between Good and Evil, Evil always attacked Good by trying to denigrate it and destroy the sympathy humans have for it. Through lies and canards about Good it tried to weaken the trust humans place in the Good. It will go to any length, any vicious stinking stab-in-the-back crime to stop the Good from achieving its noble goals.

These thoughts came to my mind surveying the happenings in the political scene. After the Aragalaya 22 there is clearly a demand by the vast majority for a morally clean, safe and a level playing field in society. The only politically trustworthy alliance is the NPP. I call it the Grand Alliance of Good People. The rest are made up of the old rotten governance of greed, nepotism and all sorts of immorality. There is surely an imminent paradigm shift, a renascence, a system change. All of us are, with great patience, waiting for it to happen. As days pass it is becoming more and more difficult to restrain the victims of this evil governance from repeating the Aragalaya 22. Rural women, poor widows with children, at the end of their tether, full of anger at seeing their children going hungry call me and ask me when we are going to get on to the street. A mother who sees her children starving can become a tigress. I tell them it is with great patience that people restrain themselves from doing that. It is only the forthcoming presidential election that retrains them. The whole country is waiting for this election as never before for any other election.

The barking and braying go on at every opportunity they get to slander, accuse and denigrate the NPP. The government, the opposition and even some religious leaders have nothing else to say about the future of this country or plans for its development except blame everything on the old JVP and the 88-89 happenings. Everybody knows who perpetrated the infamous Black July, who burnt down the Jaffna library, who suppressed and hunted down the JVP which had nothing to do with the Black July crimes and atrocities, who sponsored and what happened at Batalanda. It is the same amnesia that SLPPs have of May 9th. They only talk about the MP who got killed and the burning of their houses. They completely forget what caused all that ire of the people; the SLPP goons attacking the Aragalaya 22, sent with cudgels by MR after treating them to a breakfast with alcohol!

All those who have an interest in keeping the status quo alive will be against the NPP. From what I said at the beginning I’m not saying that the NPP is Bodhisatva or Jesus Christ but that NPP is the only haven of the Good People of this country. Evil will be always against the Good.

The evil status quo will try all kinds of tricks to divide, discredit and destroy the NPP. It is only a short time left to the crucial election. The NPP will have to keep in mind these two things.                                                                        

01. Internally speaking safeguarding and protecting the unity and cohesion of the NPP at all costs.                            

02. Externally speaking the NPP must parry the accusations of the status quo but never go down to the barking and braying style of the opponent. All the NPPs and their supporters must be in their best behavior in public. The second external issue is more dangerous. The evil status quo and the NPP are playing for very high stakes. The lives of the leaders of the NPP, especially the life of AKD, may be in danger. The protection of these lives must be top priority and it must never be allowed to relax. The safety measures must be active and alert twenty-four hours a day, every day, till the election results are out.

God bless the Aragalaya 22 and the Grand Alliance of Good People.

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  • 21
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    May Agree with all that you say. But you want us to have a simple faith in the NPP. This is politics not religion. The JVP must state their economic policy which will get the country out of the present mess. It must indicate a credible policy on the ethnic issue. Simple rhetoric is not enough for voters to make a rational choice.

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      Cicero, the two issues you mention as needed for JVP/NPP are the economic policy and the ethnic issue. But for voters to make a rational choice, they need to feel that more mature leaders need to be involved with AKD who are trustworthy and will deal with the robberies that are going on right now to bankrupt the nation. This is the reason why several mature leaders who are not obsessed with themselves but selfless and want to help the citizens come up to a higher level of living affecting the next generation as well. If AKD tries to be alone, could be lopped off as the current set is used to clinging like glue to what they have already tasted. As for the ethnic issue it has taken too long for the minorities to merge with than oppose the majority.

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        … As for the ethnic issue it has taken too long for the minorities to merge with than oppose the majority.
        davidthegood,
        Minorities have been long pleading with the majority not to suppress the minorities. And now, you blame the minorities. Are you for real.

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        davidthegood ,

        We never had mature leaders , so , we don’t have mature voters .
        We always had Mature Preachers in abundance and AKD and CO
        is no different . They are now telling the people what beautiful
        worlds look like elsewhere on the planet and makes the voter feel
        the pressure of having one for themselves but How , is not
        explained . The need of a Welfare State exists in all developing
        countries but getting there is the task . The truth is JVP knew all
        along that it can not get there with a mindset trained by the 76 yr
        old kinship and nepotism dominated system and so , here we have
        now an NPP alternative to match the 76 yr tradition .

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      Dear Cicero,
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      I agree that this is not religion, but I also disagree that this is politics.
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      This is life!
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      It is difficult to understand all the significant things that are happening. This is why I’m so particular about establishing who I am, where I am, and now I’m telling you that the time is 07:14 (taking account now for how long it will take me to submit this comment whilst sipping my coffee.)
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      At 05:20 I had a 10 minutes 36 seconds chat with the 40 year old man who was on duty at the NPP Headquarters – a place that I have physically visited twice. You will know that Macron has scheduled elections for 30/06/2024 because he knows that the climate has changed to his disadvantage! That is true democracy, not Ranil holding on to illegitimate power till the very last second.
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      However, you may not know that the four Sri Lankans deported to Rwanda were not from London, but from Diego Garcia. Makes a little difference, doesn’t it? Anura’s London meeting is going on – 15th at 2.00 pm – make adjustments for Summer Time, etc.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        Sinhala_Man,
        The delayed announcement tactics is to prevent electors coalescing.

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        Ranil is sucking up to the Western right.
        Ranil wanted to send our navy to the Middle East.
        Americans do not want Americans killed in their wars. So I suspect that people in authority here want our dumb soldiers to get killed in place of Americans. I think our government is happy to be American proxies in getting killed in place of Americans by Putin.
        How stupid can Sri Lankans get!

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      “The JVP must state their economic policy which will get the country out of the present mess. “
      Sri Lanka is not a developed nation like West.What is the economic policy on Corruption? What is the economic policy of the Racism? What is the economy of Buddhist Fundamentalism? Both SLFP and UNP had so many experts like Dr. NM Perera, Colvin R.De.Silva, Ronnie De Mel, as Finance ministers and advisors etc in the past What happened to the economy now? Are we going to go with the same old policies which protect the corruption, racism, Fundamentalism or are we going to make who are not tested jet?
      Sinhalese youth took arms against the rulers, not with the people but with the Governments and its machinery. Similarly Tamil youths took arms not against the people but against the governments and government Machinery. But Government took arms against People. We cannot ignore thousands of Sinhalese were massacred by Government. Similarly thousands of Tamils were massacred by Governments. The country need to make change and that change should get rid of racism and fundamentalism. Economic policies alone bring peace. We need to target for the causes of economic crisis, not economic policies.

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      Not quite fair. Is Cicero asking Ranil for his economic policy? His real policy?
      If you read Jehan Perera’s article today, our debt is increasing and we are in for a bad time.
      Ranil’s policy is more of the bad stuff that led to Aragalya. We can see it as he sucks up to the middle class by importing motor cars again.
      NO THANKS

  • 12
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    I read the first half of the article with indifference; I read the second half with interest.
    Same hype of NPP; Not a word on JVP.
    Will JVP openly declare that NPP is endorsed by them?

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      Nathan: “Will JVP openly declare that NPP is endorsed by them?

      Where are you living?

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        Douglas,
        I am living in a world of reality.

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          Nathan Uncle,
          thanks for trying to open his eyes. I think Douglas needs a lot more tutoring from his “Kadamandiya people”.
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          There are rumors that AKD deyyo will hold another series of rallies to “address minorities on the basis of the 13th amendment and its implementation”.

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            Dear LM: I remember my teachers in elementary school telling us:

            One Wise Man (a Pandit) can argue with a Hundred equally Wise men, but a Hundred Wise cannot argue with One Foolish man.

            I don’t think you are the proof of that.

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              Douglas,
              [edited out]
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              Who, today, on CT, takes “leelagemalli” seriously? Perhaps, somebody wandering here for the first time. Many such people visit because I have sent them links. But they come only once!
              .
              That is not a bad reflection on CT. It’s these Sri Lankan citizens. They just don’t think it necessary. That is so in every country on this plal

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            Leela,

            “There are rumors that AKD deyyo will hold another series of rallies to “address minorities on the basis of the 13th amendment and its implementation”.”

            He will lose the election if he does that.

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          Nathan: That question you raised was far from REALITY.

          To understand that “Reality”, please study the composition of NPP.

          NPP, in short, is the “Brain Child” of JVP.

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            Douglas

            “NPP, in short, is the “Brain Child” of JVP.”

            The few who are in the know or have a bit of gray matter know NPP is the front for JVP which knew it could not survive the public relation war with its deplorable past and its outdated so called ideology. AKD and his mates many include THE UNASHAMED old guards found it necessary to at least rebrand JVP image hence the new NPP with old racists pulling the strings behind the scene and repackaging its domestic and foreign policies to con the public, ……..

            Wonder how much say the new faces have over the Lal Kanthas, Tilvins, ……

            NPP is rebranding of old JVP without much changes to its core ideology of centralised power, meaning ordering people what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, what to think, when to think, how justice would be meted out at the village level, when, where, ……. and how to s**t, …. without fundamental changes to the construct of the state which will ensure accountability and transparency.

            Under NPP/JVP rule people may not be allowed to think for themselves do what they want to do within the law, eat …. sleep with the women … until permission is granted by Lalkantha, Tilvin Silva, ……………… Vijitha Herath, Sunil Handunnetti, … ghosts of Somawansa and Wijeweera, …. and their local functionaries.

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              Nathan: Please refer to my comment addressed to Leelage Malli. I think you fit in very much better than LM – “One Wise could argue with Hundred Wise, but Hundred Wise cannot argue with One Fool”.

              Have a nice day!

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                With personal insults you are insulting only yourself. I have maintained a policy ignoring such people. Good night.

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                  Nathan,
                  I have heard this fro m you and OC a couple of months ago. 😍. Everyone knows how SM hunted us [ anonymous commenters] and our IDs for the last 2 years. That was similar to the job of contract killers.
                  Unfortunately Douglas seems to have infected it from SM as of today.
                  Everyone knows I have never praised Wimal Weerawanse but we need to study his previous statements to the very same audience.
                  My link about WW is the main reason to insult me.
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                  I think I respect OC ‘s wise words :
                  That is by fully ignoring SM’s /anyone s personal attacks.
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                  Besides, how can I betray my soul by agreeing with barbarians? .
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                  Mentally ill victmized mothers in South still question about the dissapprences of their beloved 😔 sons..
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                  Aiyo what a nation who forget anything for no good reason?

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        Douglas

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          Sorry.

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      Dear Nathan,
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      The time now is 10:24. So, this comment (where I intend focussing on India) is being written two hours later.
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      During that time, I have actually read the entire article by “Fr Chryso Pieris SJ“. It is a wonderful and well-thought out article. It deals with Jesus as a human being, and with the battle between good and evil here and now. Let’s forget about whether there is life after death!
      .
      I’ve also spent over an hour listening to this intelligently compiled 35 minute video in English:
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAY7-eaU8KM
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      Shekhar Gupta discussing Modhi’s cabinet, which doesn’t have a single Muslim in it. India somehow manages to hold together. 172 million Muslims!
      .
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_India
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      One has to stop, ponder, and go on. Not to find out whether God exists, but because it becomes socially important! So, old codger keeps referring to me as “Anglican”. I don’t strongly object because it tells a person something about what I am.
      .
      Fr. Pieris has been consistent – right down to the spelling of his surname!
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      Whilst listening to Shekhar Gupta, I did glance at the right side of the desktop computer screen. Other analyses were displayed – but how much to explore?
      .
      Panini

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        Dear Panini,
        I care too hoots about what goes on in India. India is gigantic.
        It can afford to play the games it plays. It played a disruptive game against us. We suckers swallowed it. The country stands divided.
        .
        Modi will come. Modi will go. India will stand.
        Muslims have the numbers to wait.

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        SM,
        That’s only 11.4 % of Total of India’s Population!! May elect 63 MP’s, if they are in a “Tight Geographical Area – Not otherwise”!!?? Hence, there votes are dispersed!!!??? Like in SL, where Tamils, if in a “Tight Geographical Area” 1.6 million Tamils would have 32 MP’s representative!! However, they have 24 MP’s!!?? That’s the reality of Demographic distribution of Civilisation – garnering votes!!??

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    Nathan: “Will JVP openly declare that NPP is endorsed by them?

    Where are you living?

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      Why duplicate your Q?

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    If it’s JVP it’s JVP ….. if it’s NPP it’s NPP ……. what’s in a name? ……. A Lankan phottuwa/flower by any other name will still stink to high heaven.

    For better or for worse …… elections express the free will of the citizens. Elections decide who should rule the nation.

    It’s not the place for lifelong sanctimonious bullshitters to now creep out of under rocks and spoil the party. Where were they during the monumentally corrupt murderous Rajapakse reign with the tacit approval/complicity of their best buddy Ranil?

    Sri Lanka is 22 million Lankans + 1 Scot ……… its they who should decide who should rule them.

    It’s not for one man, a rotten to the core monumental humbug like Ranil or his worthless hangers-on like Ranga Bandara to decide who should rule the nation.

    Cut the bloody crap, hold the blooming elections …….. and get it over and done with.

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      Dear nimal,
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      It could hardly have been said more trenchantly than you have done.
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      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      By the way, this is the proper (and full) address of the place where AKD’s meeting will be held on Saturday, the 15th June 2024 – in just three days’ time:
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      “Byron Hall”, Harrow Leisure Centre, London HA3 5BD
      .
      There are five telephone numbers, but allowing them may go against CT guidelines for me to give them to you.
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      I’m sure that some people even in Scotland will come down for it. But Raj-UK says he won’t go because it will mean two hours drive for him.
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      Why can’t people like him who waste many hours go, ask questions, and then report
      back to us?
      .
      It came to be as a 165 KB JPG file. I wonder if they can be pasted on to CT comment. I guess not. How does one find out such things.
      .

      That came to me as an attachment on a WhatsApp.
      .
      Could some one please tell me how such information can be placed on internet, or is there any way in which such information can be made available.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        Hello SM,
        As far as I know you are limited to a 200 word Comment. However if you setup a shared area for other’s to access on, e.g. Google then you can paste the attachment there and provide a Link. There are dangers associated with doing this sort of thing, however I have used it in the past sparingly. Take advice first from any IT professionals that you know.
        https://www.google.com/drive/
        Best regards

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          Thanks, LankaScot.
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          I must work out what this means.
          .
          Panini

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          Dear LankaScot,
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          Many thanks for the sincere advice.
          However, it looks as though I won’t require that information for this purpose now.
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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX3wXX0NWsY
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          Strange! I’ve just discovered this whilst typing. The Tamil there is translated by Google as “A call to a new nation!“. There seems to be another meeting in Slough! Location: Bath Road. Why is it not called Bristol Road? Almost nobody has heard of Bath, except me, from reading Jane Austen.
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          I will have to say much more on my return!
          [Edited out]

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            Hello SM,
            Bath is a wonderful place. Go and see the Roman Baths and the Georgian Architecture. Slough used to be much of a joke throughout the UK as being filled with 1960s Concrete buildings. Windsor Castle is close by. I haven’t been to Slough for quite a few years, so it might have changed.
            Best by Train to get to Slough, Harrow take the Tube. Last time I went to Harrow (on the Hill) there seemed to be a fairly big Asian population so AKD might get a big audience. It used to be white working class back in the 50s and 60s.
            London is one of these places that you will hear multiple different languages, owing to its previous Empire.
            Best regards

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              Dear LankaScot,
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              May I say, “a most interesting comment”?
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              I’m sure that you realise the irony in your giving me instructions on how to get to Slough, considering that I’ve never been to Europe!
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              More to the point, there are some contradictions regarding the venue of AKD’s meeting in London later today. I have had a 52 minute chat, at 01:01 am, with the person on duty at the NPP Head Office. He was particularly helpful, but we’re not sure what the venue is. So, I have emailed many people, and now I’m going to sleep. I was asked to call at 8.00 am.

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              I think that this settles it:
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              https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxE9u-asmlGrGM2vJDlxJQVea691cBvebb
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              So Slough it is.
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              I had sent off an email copied BCC to many:
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              One response is already in (04:49, Lankan Time), with the sender being in the UK.
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              He says: “Slough is out of London but in the commuter belt. I would say 65-70% are migrants….mainly from South Asia …Pakistan, Indians and Sri lankans and other ethnic minorities…it is in Buckinghamshire.”

              By train about 50 minutes from London Paddington Station or less if it is an intercity train. The venue may have been chosen as it is within the easy access from all parts of Greater London and the counties. The venue costs are cheaper with parking etc“.
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              That’s rational!
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              Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        Raj-UK,
        A two hour drive is not so difficult. Go and see Anura.
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        Storytime.
        I had just landed in London. It was 1982, summer.
        I rang up a friend who had been living in Nottingham for over 20 yrs.
        He said that he was leaving somewhere, and would speak to me later.
        2 hours later, he spoke to me in person!

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      nimal fernando

      I wonder why those candidates who believe they will make good president seen visiting the North very often with goodies?

      Ranil virtually living in the North.

      Yesterday Mummy’s boy Sajith was seen promising political (13A) and other goodies to Northerners.

      Anura says he does not promise anything to the Northerners nor does he make any deals however he is seen there too often mostly with Sumanthiran shaking his hands in public, …..

      Did our Sinhala_Man had a word with Sumanthiran?

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        No, NV.
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        I don’t have his contact details. But that’s an idea!
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        I must ask Jaffna Man to give them to me.
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        We must have Tamil-speakers involved in the elections. Hopefully some of their representatives in a coalition Government.
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        Look, what’s happening in the UK!
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY0RJR8VEVk
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        Panini

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    These are the Pseudo Pundits who promote chaos, completely oblivion to Realities in life. Did they not promote Viyathmaga then and the country was reduced to penury?

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      “Viyathmaga” is a team of pundits who advised GR. The gang promoted itself and surrounded GR.

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        Most of them (Viyathmaga) had the prefixes ‘Professor’ and ‘Doctor’. Pediatric neurologist Dr. Paddeniya is no longer in the limelight. These organic revolution theories have plunged him deeper into misery as nothing can turn him around in this life. They called themselves ‘Motivation Gods’.

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        If you blame the viyathgama for the failure of Gota and SLPP people should blame you for the failure of Srimavo who brought Buddhist Fundamentalism.

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        SJ: “Viyathmaga…….surrounded GR”. No. Viyathmaga GROUNDED GR.

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    This is the most ridiculous article I ever read. The NPP is compared to Jesus of Nazareth? Really? Did Jesus murder people by chopping off their heads because they supported another political faction? Did Jesus issue orders to brutally gun down his opponents in broad daylight in front of their family members particularly young children brutalizing and traumatizing these children for the rest of their lives? Did Jesus preach a gospel of vicious hatred against those better off. Did he advocate the setting up of Kangaroo courts so the villagers can take revenge on whom ever they wanted? Did Jesus give the order to Shoot and execute a popular film star cum political activist until his head disintegrated in front of his wife and children. If that were so my dear Reverend then Jesus would be called a nasty scoundrel unworthy of our adoration. How dare you insult our lord with this kind of disgusting comparison. You are either mad or a charlatan masquerading as a priest for you no not what you talk about.

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      I won’t try to counter your comments, Thiha.
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      Others, I’m one such, may think differently.
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      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        Dear Readers, it is time to call a spade a spade!
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        “Others, I’m one such, may think differently.”

        Even if CT articles address some specific issues, SM interprets it in favor of his small world with full of little knowledge.
        Mostly his are off topic AND focuses on the individuals.

        It leads many to treat “SM” with “red thumbs”. He hinted lately that I am behind it as if I have nothing more to do.
        When I see something important in his comments, I don’t wait a second to add my “green thumbs”.

        I am not yet retired but work round the clock for my living.

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    “The evil status quo will try all kinds of tricks to divide, discredit and destroy the NPP. It is only a short time left to the crucial election.”
    ~~~
    There is an assumption here. That is, the Presidential Election will be held in 2024. It would be prudent to rewrite the above to read as follows:
    ~
    “The evil status quo will try all kinds of tricks to divide, discredit and destroy the NPP, or worse not even allow it to test its popularity with the electorate by postponing the Presidential Election.”
    ~
    I fear that until the election date has been formally and officially announced it is not a done deal.

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    When the Aragalaya first started there was some uncertainty about who was behind it. Eventually it was generally agreed that it was a popular uprising by the people against corrupt politicians.
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    Litter bins, phone charging points, drama productions, regular food deliveries, libraries, generators, clean water….all arranged by the masses who, at the best of times, can barely keep a street tidy? Hardly. The JVP were behind this efficiency. They admitted that their women and youth cadres were involved in, but were not leading, the protests.
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    This is a sign of things to come. If the JVP come to power they will be well organised and efficient, the way Gota was. In the honeymoon period of Government everything will seem wonderful. Then the NPP mask will slip. The ‘useful idiots’ will be discarded. Look at their website to read what they have in store for you.
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    I hope I am completely wrong.

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      “When the Aragalaya first started there was some uncertainty about who was behind it.”
      Whoever was behind it, the NGOs hijacked much of the agenda. there were of course the paymasters involved.
      But when protests took signs of a serious political turn, it was time to ditch it.

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        Everyone jumped to give the birth certificate to the “struggle” because it was an unbiased and European-like protest.
        But now it is becoming clear that the “Colombo rich class” led it from the beginning. Free food and drink were provided at the expense of those wealthy donors.
        Those who lived in luxurious apartments in high-rises suffered without electricity and cooking gas.
        They mushroomed and continued the protest “until Gotabhaya was kicked out of the country”. Later, many other political parties joined them. Then our stupid people were made to believe that it was an act of Antharaya – Hujja Kollo misled by Wasantha Mudalige.

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      “If the JVP come to power they will be well organised and efficient, the way Gota was. “
      Pull, seriously, what did he organize? A financial mess?

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        “Pull, seriously…”
        Sorry Paul.

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        Sorry, I wasn’t clear. I meant Gota’s early days when the streets were spotless and there was great hope in him.

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          “when the streets were spotless and there was great hope in him.”.
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          It was just few weeks when lads of any low esteemed nature were busy with wall paintings. Since then whatever bugger et al did ended up in vain.
          .
          See how protests marchers got tamed once law and order war restored with takeover 🙄 by RW.

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          Paul

          ” I meant Gota’s early days when the streets were spotless and there was great hope in him.”

          Of course Benito Mussolini also promised to run trains on time however unfortunately he wasn’t that lucky whereas Gota was.

          Lets see how lucky Lalkantha would be with his disposal of justice, may not be that difficult to find an efficient lynch mob.

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          Paul,

          There is some misunderstanding about Gota. He himself said he did not want to be the President. He was forced to take the position after the Easter Attacks, as there was no better candidate to address the issue of national security. We can argue the fertilizer policy was a mistake, however, Gota was only President for 3 odd years. So the bankruptcy cannot be blamed on him alone. What were Ranil/Siri doing before that? External factors such COVID-19 also played a big role. Lastly, Gota still has the support of the military. That’s why he didn’t attack the “Aragalaya” protesters.
          Regarding the “future”, there is some unknown with the NPP. Do they retain the status quo or turn against the IMF? That would cause Zimbabwe-style inflation and some kind of civil unrest, which the military could not contain. For the record, I am not a Ranil supporter. I prefer a stronger alliance with China.

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            “He was forced to take the position after the Easter Attacks, as there was no better candidate to address the issue of national security.”
            What a MOCKERY and CONVOLUTED interpretation of FACTS pertaining to the Easter Sunday attack!!!???
            There was NONE ELSE COMPETENT TO DEAL WITH, OR ENSURE NATIONAL SECURITY, the people 6.9 million gave their voted to the perpetrator – presumably the ARCHITECT also, of the Misdemeanour, (IF one decides to call it – murdering 250+ Lankans on Easter Sunday) their votes to make him the Head of State, Head of Government and EP!!???
            IF THAT IS NOT FUNNY, THEN WHAT IS??? WE STAND UNITED and IN STOIC SILENCE to hear the verdict of the sovereign people AS TO WHY?? Welcoming any and all REASONS FOR SUCH DASTARDLY ACTION by erudite Sri Lankans, under the GUISE of national security protection!!???
            That’s clear case of ‘flipping’ the story, just as timely and endangered FAKE as much as Invective diatribe – Politicians – past 75 Years!!??

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    Prophetic words from Fr. J.C. Pieris. In talking to the hoi polloi during my travels out of Colombo it has become abundantly clear that a vast majority of the masses are preparing to vote for a complete change at the forthcoming elections. It is mostly the pseudo bourgeoise and the wheeler dealer types who want more of the same to safeguard their own interests.

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    The good Father doesn’t know his bible, according to him (a Jesuit no less) Jesus was against paying taxes to the Romans” Indirectly he told the people not to pay taxes to the Empire”
    No he told the opposite -[ Mark 12:17 New King James Version (NKJV) And Jesus answered and said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at Him].
    I think the Religious allusions he makes have no bearing on the Sri Lankan Political situation. How can a Christian cover up the killings perpetrated by the JVP in the past? Is this his idea of “turning the other cheek”? Or maybe the JVP gave him 30 pieces of Silver; the papal practice of asking payment—called “indulgences”—for the forgiveness of sins?
    To tell a poor women at the end of her tether ( and ready to take to the streets) trying to feed her hungry children – “I tell them it is with great patience that people restrain themselves from doing that”.
    You Father Chryso Peries SJ should be like Martin Luther and nail your thesis on the Parliament Building at Diyawanna instead of the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, calling out all the Corrupt Politicians. Maybe you should lead the people into Parliament and upset the Money-changer’s Tables (metaphorically).
    Best regards

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      Dear LankaScot,
      .
      I remain grateful that Fr Pieris wrote this article.
      .
      Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        “The good Father doesn’t know his bible”

        King James Version …… or Donald Trump Version now he’s selling?

        The Father is quoting from Trump’s.

        Both gotta be on the same page ……..

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        Hello SM,
        My comment wasn’t an ad hominem attack on the good Father, but a criticism of what he said in the article. One of my Brother in Law’s friends was murdered by the JVP here, near Welligala. There were more, but he personally witnessed this one. In any process of Truth and Reconciliation you first have to admit your guilt/responsibility and then offer your apologies and explain the steps to be taken to ensure that it cannot happen again. Has the JVP done this?
        As Winston Churchill (and others) said “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. Are the Sri Lankan people doomed to a never ending cycle of violence and Civil War?
        Best regards

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          Hello LankaScot,

          Churchill had quite a lot to say about Indians. He makes the anti-Indian Sinhalese look like tame rabbits.

          “If Independence is granted to India, power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw.”

          Absolutely. India will never be a superpower. It will never catch up to China. It’s a casteist nightmare of corruption and filth.

          “”India is no more a political personality than Europe. India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.”

          India lacks unity due to its multi-ethnicity. There are dozens of secessionist movements. It comes as no surprise that India cannot protect its borders, e.g. Kashmir and Sino-India.

          “Hindus are a beastly people with a beastly religion”.

          I don’t agree. But imagine if a Sinhalese made such a statement. People like “Leela” would be doing somersaults and screaming at the UN for an “international” investigation. And keep in mind, it was exactly Churchill’s class of people that governed Sri Lanka for 153 years. They spread their pernicious ideology in the Anglican schools and churches for the training of the Coolie ruling class.

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            Hello Lester,
            I am no fan of Churchill or his “Black Dog”. The Mill Workers in Dundee chased him from City Square down to the Train Station, and he never returned. He didn’t like being heckled about Irish Nationalism and poverty. He told them he would see the grass grow through the factory floors. As usual the official story was different, in that he left by the back door of the Caird Hall to return to his hotel.
            An older relative (in his 80s) told me his version in 1973 as he was active in the Labour Party in the 1920s when Churchill lost his Parliamentary Seat (Liberal Party). He told me he was part of the Crowd trying, unsuccessfully, to get into Caird Hall where Churchill was speaking.
            Best regards

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        Dear Readers,
        .
        The video below shows you how unstable AKD has become. He clearly states that he has not been known to JVP which was spreading anti-indianization. That means, AKD is not leftist as appeared to be. How come ? Is that because he just wants to twist the mindset of the very people that fall for any easy tricks ?
        .
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrvlpZUAqgU

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          Dear LM: Now Wimal Weerawansa is your HERO to attack JVP.

          Have you heard: Kalakedi Vahalu Kalakedi Rasa Venawalu.

          Please don’t hang on to this type of straw while struggling to get out of drowning.

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            Douglas,
            As usual, you have it completely wrong. You will understand me in future. We must be practical: YOU LIVE IN SRILANKA – PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES.
            Whether we like it or not, people don’t change attitudes easily. Look at meetings in Ambalanthota or other places. Some attacked me because I questioned why Rajapaksha is still in politics.

            People in my circles who supported Gota hated me. Most of them are from Colombo.
            They are dumb today.
            I was hated from the day I went with Wimal Rajapaksa. But, I just wanted to compare some facts about AKD’s past through him. For me, Wimal or such lowlifes are real beasts who manipulate the rogue mentality of this country.
            Even the worst criminals can be studied and gleaned from them- that’s what I did.
            .

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              Dear LM: Wimal is a “Traitor” and was KICKED OUT of JVP. So don’t rely on his “Media” stunts to attack AKD. That is a CHEAP and a DIRTY trick. I have understood correctly your STUNTS in using that scumbag to attack AKD. Use facts and truths to attack AKD and write something worth reading.

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                Isn’t AKD a traitor?
                In those days JVP spoke against Indianization.
                Today’s Janata Vimukthi Peramuna talks highly about democratic values ​​being overshadowed by Marxist ideologies. so what happened to them ? whom did they make fools ?
                What happened to “consistency”?
                Wimal Buruwan lowered his head before Rajapaksa thugs for his economic progress. There he abused his foul mouth fooling the citizens.
                I had classmates who disappeared from their school lessons, only to be found trapped in “JVP lessons”.
                Most of those who hold MBBS titles today do not even speak a word about the past.
                30 years ago I changed my physical environment but instead I remained the same “LM”. I believe Germany’s “SPD” style rule with strict law and order.

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      LankaScot,

      The Pharisees did indeed collect tax from the people indirectly. The Romans paid for the Jewish King Herod and his Jewish 1%’s upkeep. There were Federal taxes which Jesus didn’t mind – the Roman taxes that built roads and aqueducts. The local taxes were what the Pharisees took in a devious way via the Temple, which mostly went to secure and upkeep of the 1% elite. They felt that only their 1% represented the real Israel…… Exactly what Sri Lanka is about!

      “How can a Christian cover up the killings perpetrated by the JVP in the past?” By delving deep deep into the core reasons: Poverty, sorrow, wretchedness, misery, no hope for the future, and the subsequent torture and killing of the suffering Masses when they tried to protest.

      One, and only One way to upset the moneychangers’ tables in Parliament : Overturn them and install the NPP-JVP government!

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        Ps. Not everything is written in the Bible. The good Father being a historical scholar would have also studied the other historical texts of the time.

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          Hello Ramona,
          There are no contemporary documents that mention Jesus from the supposed time of his life. The nearest in time is the Jewish Scholar Josephus “Antiquities of the Jews”, writing in around 93/94 AD. There are 2 references to Jesus one of which has proved to be fake. The real one was in Book 20, Chapter 9 “the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James”. Not much about Taxes.
          Best regards

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            LankaScot,
            _
            No, not in the writings about Jesus, but about the taxation in Israel at that time.

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        Hello Ramona,
        “The Pharisees did indeed collect tax from the people indirectly” is a Malle Pol answer. It is also a “Straw Man” You answered a question that no-one asked or even asserted the opposite.
        This is what the good Father said “Indirectly he told the people not to pay taxes to the Empire”
        The Empire is Rome, Caesar is the Emperor . The Pharisees asked Jesus the Question “Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give?” To which he replied after obtaining a Coin “Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
        It is as plain as day that the good Father is wrong, and so are you (indirectly 😉.
        Best regards

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          LankaScot,

          Not at all Malle Pol or Straw Man. Give facts, rather than being a Straw Man yourself and using a sort of ad hominin rather that debatable points to come to the truth.

          Jesus told the Pharisees who refused to pay taxes to the Romans, to pay their taxes to the empire rather than heaping the burden onto the suffering Masses. See my replies below to Leonard. I’ll repeat them again:

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            LankaScot : Those Pharisaical laws and imperial decrees did not come from thin air; they came with rabid taxation of the suffering Masses. The Pharisees also refused to pay to the Romans and left the suffering Masses to take the brunt. The Pharisees set themselves up as very rich people with untaxed business interests, and together with the Jewish kings (set up by the Romans), they ate up most of the taxes indirectly collected from the people and from money deviously collected by the Temple. A biblical and historical scholar like Fr. Chrisyo Peiris would know these things.

            It’s very much like Sri Lanka nowadays with the IMF as the Romans. The Pharisees were the untaxed business owners. The Romans, like the IMF, did not care to interfere into how the taxes were collected… they too had the noninterference in local affairs policy for the benefit of their empire.
            _
            Jesus message in the end was about socialized taxation. When he said “Pay unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s,” he was telling the Pharisee who asked him the question to pay his taxes to the Romans.

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      LS:

      Author:
      “Indirectly he [Jesus] told the people not to pay taxes to the Empire”

      LS:
      No he told the opposite.

      Correct. If this cleric is incapable of understanding such a relatively simple and straightforward forward saying of Jesus, one shudders to think how defective must be his understanding of more challenging parts of the Bible!

      People like this who misrepresent the Bible in support of their twisted politico-religious ideology are in truth enemies of God and Christianity.

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        Author:

        “He [Jesus] was liberating people from slavery to pharisaical laws and imperial decrees.”

        While Jesus condemned the unbiblical traditions of the Pharisees, he nowhere taught people to defy “imperial decrees.”
        Jesus preached a gospel of spiritual redemption, not political. He had absolutely no interest in politics and once even escaped from a bunch of Jews who tried to make him their political king by force.

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          Leonard,

          Those Pharisaical laws and imperial decrees did not come from thin air; they came with rabid taxation of the suffering Masses. The Pharasees also refused to pay to the Romans and left the suffering Masses to take the brunt. The Pharisees set themselves up as very rich people with untaxed business interests, and together with the Jewish kings (set up by the Romans), they ate up most of the taxes indirectly collected from the people and from money deviously collected by the Temple. A biblical and historical scholar like Fr. Christo Peiris would know these things.

          It’s very much like Sri Lanka nowadays with the IMF as the Romans. The Pharasees were the untaxed business owners. The Romans, like the IMF, did not care to interfere into how the taxes were collected… they too had the noninterference in local affairs policy for the benefit of their empire.
          Jesus message in the end was about socialized taxation.

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            “Pay unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” He was telling the Pharisees to pay their taxes!

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              Hello Ramona,
              This is exactly what I said.
              The good Father said the opposite and you defended his position. And now you have done a “volte face” and agree with me and Leonard.
              We all make mistakes and sometimes even change our minds. But we should be honest and admit doing so.
              By the way you should read what Pope Francis said regarding the Pharisees and you will see why the good Father continues to demonise them. After the destruction of the 2nd Temple the Pharisees become the Rabbinical mainstream of the Jews and promote Judaism amongst the Diaspora.
              Watch “Life of Brian” and you will see how they portray the various sects (Peoples Front of Judea etc.) and their use of casuistry in their discourses. Pope Francis does the same.
              Best regards

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                LankaScot,

                Nope! You never mentioned that Jesus told only the Pharisees,….. and no one but the Pharisees,….. to pay their taxes and not burden the suffering Jewish Masses with the Roman tax. That is very obvious!

                You criticized the good Fr. when he said that Jesus indirectly told the people not to pay their taxes. You did not see it in the historical context of what Fr. Chryso meant : That Jesus wanted the rich to pay their taxes and not the poor. You were out of context in picking on Fr. Chryso. And you now write about the Pharisees only after I mentioned them. Not good.

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                  Indeed, that is one of the reasons the Pharisees wanted to crucify Jesus (besides calling himself the Son of God). With Jesus rousing up the masses against the non-payment of taxes by the Pharisees, Pharisees would have had to pay their taxes instead of heaping the yoke upon the suffering Masses. Anura KD will have to be very careful from now on, for the Lankan Elite will be out to do to him as what the Pharisees did to Jesus. 😢 May the protection of the divine Devas be upon him. 🙏🙏🙏

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                  Hello Ramona,
                  “And you now write about the Pharisees only after I mentioned them. Not good”
                  Ramona we studied the Bible as Schoolchildren through to our teenage years and sometimes later. The Gospels especially were thoroughly dealt with. Do you think that I am unaware that the Pharisees asked him questions, he was continually engaging in debates with them. When Judas betrayed him he asked the Priests “I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.” Jesus was probably an ex Pharisee, but definitely Jewish.
                  By the way DTG is far better qualified than me to engage you in debates about Christianity and Biblical references. Please remember that the New Testament was written at various times and by various Authors (Human ones and Humans are fallible) up to the end of the 2nd Century. it was not compiled into a collection called the New Testament until the 3rd and 4th century CE.
                  Best regards

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            Ramona,
            I really admire your ability to doggedly stick to your opinion until comments close.
            You are even better than Lester that way, and unlike him, you don’t give yourself upvotes at 2 a.m.

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              LOL

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      Dear LankaScot,
      .
      There is much that I’m grateful to you for, but you quote the words of Jesus from the NKJV. I don’t now read the Bible often, but when I do, I go to the 1611 Version – the only worthwhile version for me. I have heard the passage in Sinhala, and even “overheard” it in Tamil, without understanding.
      .
      Jesus wouldn’t have understood any of this. He’s supposed to have spoken Aramaic.
      .
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic
      .
      Let’s stop squibbling! When Jesus was asked that question, an attempt was being made to trap him. Whatever the version, it is claimed that Jesus was clever enough to overcome the trap.
      .
      But did Jesus even live?
      .
      We must be grateful to Fr. Pieris, for not acting here as a Jesuit Priest. I’m sure that he foresaw all our silly arguments, and may now be smiling – or crying!
      .
      Ranil must be happy to see our impotence! Panini Edirisinhe (NIC 483111444V) of 51B, Golf Links Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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        Hello SM,
        Nothing is ever simple. Old English is totally different from Modern English.Try reading the first lines of Beowulf –
        “Hwæt. We Gardena in geardagum,
        þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon,
        hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
        Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum,”
        English (Middle English) as we know it began probably around the time of Chaucer (14th Century) but is still difficult to read –
        “Whan that the Knight had thus his tale y-told,
        In al the route nas ther yong ne old
        That he ne seyde it was a noble storie,
        And worthy for to drawen to memorie”
        So all modern translations of Ancient Texts are more than likely approximations.
        Not much difference between the 1611 Version, which we were taught at school, and the New King James Version. Here is the Archaic English 1611 quote “And Iesus answering, said vnto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesars: and to God the things that are Gods. And they maruailed at him”
        The good Father uses the examples of the Buddha and Jesus to bolster his arguments for voting NPP. If he mangles/distorts historical texts to do this, then he has to be taken to task.
        Best regards

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          LS,
          I marvel at your accomplishment.

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          LS,
          You are a LEGEND!!?? Thanks.

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    In countries like Sri Lanka, a significant challenge lies in the pervasive fixation on labels, brands, and political affiliations, often at the expense of objective evaluation of performance. Rather than blindly adhering to partisan loyalties, it is imperative to assess actual outcomes and prioritize decisions that benefit not just individuals, but the nation as a whole.
    The alarming extent of this trend is exemplified by laws restricting presidential candidacy to only Sinhala Buddhists, a form of discrimination that prioritizes superficial characteristics over merit and capability.
    Such disparities undermine the principle of equality among citizens. Similarly, the persistence of unwavering support for political parties, regardless of their shortcomings, perpetuates a cycle of stagnation. Despite recent positive developments under the current government led by RW, it is essential to reflect on past experiences, such as the detrimental consequences of electing inexperienced leaders solely based on rhetoric.
    Sustainable progress demands a departure from partisan rhetoric and a commitment to evidence-based governance for the advancement of Sri Lanka.

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      HT,
      “The alarming extent of this trend is exemplified by laws restricting presidential candidacy to only Sinhala Buddhists, “
      There are no explicit statutes to this end, but the Buddhist clergy make sure that the end result is the same. Caste used to be a factor too, as R. Premadasa found when the Mahanayakas tried to deny him entry to the Pattirippuwa to be sworn in as President.

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    Dear Fr. Chryso Pieris SJ,
    .
    In response to your essay, I must express my disagreement regarding the assertion that the NPP solely spearheaded the Aragalaya movement in 2022, making them the sole trustworthy party today. It is important to clarify that Aragalaya was driven by ordinary citizens who were not aligned with any specific political party. These individuals, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, caste, or creed, were motivated by a shared dissatisfaction with governance and injustice. Their collective action was fueled by a desire for systemic change, unencumbered by partisan affiliations. It is concerning that the narrative seems to have shifted over time, with the implication that the NPP deserves sole credit for the movement’s success. In reality, it was the unity and determination of diverse citizens that propelled Aragalaya forward. It is essential to recognize and honor the contributions of all those who participated in advocating for change, rather than attributing success to any single entity.

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      “In response to your essay, I must express my disagreement regarding the assertion that the NPP solely spearheaded the Aragalaya movement in 2022, making them the sole trustworthy party today.”
      Very True HT.
      Thanks for exposing the falsehood.

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        Thanks SJ
        If I remember correctly it was Hirunika Pemachandra, along with a crowd of ladies, who spearheaded the Gota must must go campaign starting at Gota’s home at Mirihana on the 6th of July 2022.
        There after people started to sing the slogan Gota go home and started coming out on the streets.
        Finally the people on the streets started to converge in Galle face green and used as a staging ground for the protest. The JVP were never in the picture.
        The fellows who lead the Galle face green protests are currently in jail if I am not mistaken.

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          HT
          The ones that went behind bars are not the initiators. It is those who wanted to sustain the Aragalaya as a political program.
          Now there are others accused accused of arson etc.

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      Dear Readers,
      .
      JVP rejected Wimal Buruwan and since then he has become Mahinda Rajapaksa’s main pawn. Mahinda et al capitalized the lies being wildly spread through Padikkam mouth of WW. People fell stupidier than ever before and voter turnout was the political leverage in favour of Rajapakshe.
      .
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrvlpZUAqgU

      The majority of the nation became easy prey for idiots who believed in Vimal’s conspiratorial anti-Western theories and Mahinda’s corurpted bunch became richer like Mara-family during his two terms. Never was in the history, politicians deliberately robbed the state as is the case under MaRa regime.

      These theoreticians, sent their own children to international school where English is the core medium while standing in public that they are against the west. These bastards are/were all real hypocrites.
      May our nation be blessed with brains !

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      Human Touch ,

      The heart of Aragalaya was Galle Face . The chorus was ‘ Gota Go
      Home . If the aim was system change , Mara and Co must be home .
      And zero vote Ranil was not the replacement President brought in
      by the very same Mara Co , the target itself of the Aragalaya . There
      is an Invisible Hand behind the Protest who didn’t let the situation
      slip out of hand into an unwelcome force that could make it worse .
      Who were the unwelcome forces ? Why Ranil ? Was this the
      outcome Aragalaya expected ? Has Aragalaya voiced its satisfaction
      over the outcome ? There are question that are not answered so far
      and until then nobody can identify the real cause behind the Hero
      Gota Run away in fear episode . NPP is only trying to turn the events
      to its advantage by encouraging a public to feel it won a big trophy by
      chasing away the Hero who they celebrated for saving them not so
      long ago .

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        ww
        Aragalaya was no revolution and had no political programme.
        It was the “Invisible Hand behind the Protest who didn’t let the situation slip out of hand into an unwelcome force” was also the one that decided what was welcome and what was not.

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    The Tamil newspaper Kalai Kathir reported that Anura Kumara had declared the policy on the ethnic issue to be that the JVP will implement the 13th Amendment fully and then explore further a permanent solution through a new constitution. This is an acceptable solution. So, one objection, I stated earlier has been removed. Now we await the detailed policy on how to solve the economic crisis. I am sure there will be progress on this. When this happens, the credibility of the JVP as an alternative will be more than established.

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      C
      Nice to know.
      But to whom did he say so?
      Are his JVP colleagues aware of any such utterance?
      It may be worth applying the brakes on removing objections until it is confirmed in the Southern media.

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    “ The only politically trustworthy alliance is the NPP. I call it the Grand Alliance of Good People.”
    Father Chryso P—> Please let us know how many of these Good People are
    Sinhala Buddhist Racists/Supremacists/ Fundamentalists?
    I do hope NPP hasn’t the support of thuggish Monks like Gnanasara Thero etc.
    Points to note —-> The NPP should only PROMISE that they will bring about law and order the country so that those made our country to economic meltdown are behind bars.
    Promising anything else will be made use by the EVIL rulers at present and past ( I include Sajith P as well )
    Plural/multi cultural/lingual society is good for the truly DEMOCRATIC country.
    No need for minorities to merge with the MAJORITIES
    Our hopes are with NPP and NOT with any others
    Hopefully they will not disappoint and will promote meritocracy and Honesty and not nepotism

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    We do want those working for the Government work according to the laws of the country and NOT to the whimsies of the Politicians. This should apply to the people at the Ministry of Defence. They should be tempted by job promotions or bribes and be real professionals.
    Department of immigration and emigration should not let those brought economic meltdown escape to foreign countries.

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