19 September, 2019

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NPPM Declares JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake As Its 2019 Presidential Candidate

National People’s Power Movement announced JVP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake as its Presidential candidate for 2019, a short while ago. The candidate was declared at the rally held in Galle Face green.

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    TheJVP’s announcement made in the presence of a huge gathering of people cutting across the racial and religious divide should serve as a good omen for the future of the island.
    Today is a red letter day for SL’s human rights activists, to fight on unrelentingly despite the danger to themselves to challenge all forms of oppressive ideologies by the fascistic UNP,SLFP Pohotuwa collaborationists..

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      Uthungan

      Before we start glorifying AKD and trusting JVP (with power) JVP has to make its position on all sorts of issues. What is it position on:

      Chapter II – giving Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly the state’s obligation
      to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana.

      On Tamil Speaking prisoners who are being held for years without formally charging them.

      On Provincial Councils?

      On war crimes and other criminals?

      Where are the arms they had never formally surrendered?

      Will AKD demand equal treatment of all former terrorists? Will AKD demand equal treatment of remembrance day celebrations for leaders of both JVP and LTTE and their cadres?

      If offered by Mahinda will JVP accept Ministerial portfolios for its MPs and serve in a Mahinda government?

      Why are AKD and his comrades keeping an eerie silence on money and gold captured from VP’s safe?

      Did the JVP ever say sorry for its past racist postering?

      What is JVP’s theoretical position on minorities?
      Do they really understand the problems and the measures needed to resolve them?
      ……..
      …………

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        For once, Im in agreement with you NV. :-)

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          max

          “For once, Im in agreement with you NV. :-)”

          Have I said anything wrong?
          How are you?

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        Native,
        No politician will declare that he will institute equal status for minorities, demote Buddhism, etc up front. AKD may be smart but not suicidal.
        But remember, the JVP called out Gota when he infamously deported Tamils from Colombo

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          Old codger

          ” AKD may be smart but not suicidal.”

          AKD was a minister under Mahinda’s misrule. It was a slow process of suicide.

          When Somwansa together with Champika initiated the bogus case against merger of North East Provincial Council AKD was maintaining a deafening silence. It was not a crime. Chief Justice at the time was Sarath de Silva who presided over the lawsuit.

          However Silva listen only to Soma/Champi arguments for demerger and refused permission to the those who supported merger to put across their arguments. That was wrong.

          AKD never questioned his leader’s integrity.
          When Somawansa was championing for more war, more killing, ………. AKD never called for ceasefire, never protested against war, …………….

          Show me AKD’s comrade and I will tell you who AKD is!

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        Getting rid of the malevolent ruler was uppermost in our minds in the last election. I suppose getting rid of stupid, inept and corrupt guys will be our priority this time. After all, elections are about feelings and not rationality.

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        Native Vedda to Uthungan {“..Before we start glorifying AKD and trusting JVP (with power) JVP has to make its position on all sorts of issues. What is it position on:………….???”}
        Thank you Native Vedda. The answers please AKD.

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          K.Pillai

          “The answers please AKD.”

          Even if AKD answers honestly a few days later the old guards would issue a codicil which normally neutralises what the original statement is intended to convey.

          A few years ago AKD in an interview to BBC Sinhala service said (on a Thursday) that JVP did make mistakes in the second failed attempt to overthrow the government.

          On the following Saturday an old guard (I forgot the old guard’s name) issued a statement to the effect that the JVP did not make any mistake.

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        Native Vedda
        I know very well that AKD or the JVP at this point of time will be not in a position to reply candidly about the foremost position to Buddhism in SL’s constitution and the other related questions you have posed.
        In that regard another commentator has also mentioned elsewhere in these columns that the JVP has yet to do a self criticism about it’s past mistakes if it is to be regarded seriously as electable.
        It is exactly for that very reason why I have mentioned in my comment that all who value democracy, social justice, and secularism must struggle relentlessly against all corrupt fascistic oppressive ideologies.
        The JVP today is not the JVP of 1971/88/89.
        That in itself is a chink of light at the end of the tunnel for the people of SL.
        It is yet a long way before it gets bright for them.

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        DIM Presidency: Boss, as usual you have raised great points. I don’t know what kind of a brain you have to raise such moot points.
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        I cannot trust anyone else to be the President and implement your great program and be above nepotism, corruption, revenge etc. So I was thinking of getting your permission to not vote for anyone.
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        Then this great idea came to me. I am sure reading your comments, re-comments and re-re- comments had something to do with this stroke of brilliance I had..
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        I want to DIM (Do It Myself). That is the only way I can ensure that things will go as I want it – which happens to be the way you want it too.
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        I would have preferred you to do it, but as we know, in accordance with the constitution Kalaveddahs and other tree dwelling animals are not allowed to contest elections (may be in the Amazon – but not in SL).. And that is one of the things I am going to change when I come to power.
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        So Edwin Rodrigo is going to be one of the Presidential contestants.

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    Most people don’t trust the JVP as they remember what they did. But the times have changed and the members as well. To give a good lesson to all the Rajapakhsas, Wickramasinghas and the others which are just turning positions and sites and promising everything just to keep in power to loot the country.
    Now MR is raising the matter of salary hikes to private sector and public sector. This trick was used in every election. I wonder why so many people still believe all this things. Before election you get a slap on the shoulder, after election a kick in the butt. Wasn’t it each time like that. Sri Lanka need a complete change in politics. I don’t want to say that the JVP is the answer, but we should try it.

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      Mason,

      If our foolish voters can vote for ‘spineless UNP’ and ‘ultra-racist SLPP’, why not they give JVP a chance? After all UNP and SLPP are not purely innocent, unsurprisingly. UNP – the architect of the bond scam and the 1983 riots and SLPP – I need at least 24 house to describe their “achievements”.

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      @Mason ( r u ??) anyways .
      Things have changed a lot now for JVP , they have quite a backing from minorities , those who are persecuted do their gender , Caste , religous belief , political revenge and other injuice.
      I come from a very UNP conncted backgound since a child when my Dad’s uncle was sworn in as Labour minister , When Ranil did not have an office to move after he was defeated by CBK , its me who fixed Halangoda’s Banglow tyst was badly damaged by the Ltte bomb near ladies college .
      My father soend lot o his uncles campaign , but The UNP has no given has even a tiny opportunity , it was during CBK I had a fair chance of tenders in government cotracts and also banking facilities.
      Rhis time my child who was 100% eligble for a job was unfairly used to work breaking tge back to complete undone work of about 2 years paid Rs.10,000 and later the CV got list msiteriously and the job was given to the party suporters who do not derseve .
      There are UNP businessman who still owe me approx totalli g to about 7 million and further when Suneethra was Mayor one if my clients (an under world thug) arranged the then Female Engineer to hide my file for two years, I am.the first condominium applicant when it was frst introduced , I still woked hard , fought the battle and got it, he owes me 32 laks and not only destroyed me by defaulting , nearly kidnapped me uing a certain police officer during Tsunami , God bless my fellow lion a lady Criminal lawyer who intervened, if not I would be dead.
      I did not face any persecution.under the Rajapakshes but at the same time
      it was imposible to do any business fir a person in my situation
      Yes I will (GW) write in full detail after the election, I haveobe big story to wrie to CT .

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      The JVP launched two insurrections. So did the ANC in South Africa; FARC in Colombia; PLA in Palestine; Hamas is still militant, but not within the community of Lebanon.
      The chances of a JVP insurrection are pretty much over, 30 years on.
      What about the violence against innocent people and killings unleashed by the UNP and SLFP regimes? remember the white vans etc!
      Let us keep an open mind, and see what the JVP has to offer.
      The JVP will do well by making a public self-criticism of the two insurrections. It is part of Marxist tradition.
      Politically, I do not endorse any, and harbour no illusions; but one has to be fair and not drag in the past of just one player.

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        SJ,
        I endorsed your view.I knew when PC introduced in 1987 ,the JVP had killing spree against the PC.i saw thier posters.IN night they stolen MY National ID by force.Many youth scarified thier precious life foolish due to JVP campaign.I saw large Rubber Factory burned in deraniyagala.Leaders of past and present JVP never forgiven or action for those killed during time.IN ministerial time AKD as minster agricultural never did any tangible work.They all collaborated with MAHARAJA SIRASA because publicity.They never expose MS war ship deal because MAHARAJA. They never went court to expedite high profile cases against MR and GR.they only done poor publicity in front of MAHSRAJA TV.what about 20 amendments to abolish president.why they contest president election.yesterdaty rally mostly attended by DIehard JVP aged cadres not youth.its another fool activity of JVP

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      Mason,
      If JVP has changes, what are the points of departures from their days of “Fire” except, obviously, giving up insurgency tactic to overthrow elected Gvts? Being a Marxist party, JVP cannot go too far beyond ten (10) specific goals set in 1848 Communist Manifesto written by Marx & Engels. Out of those ten items, six of them have become nearly commonsense in the modern world. Therefore, JVP must clarify their position on the remaining for namely: 1. Abolition of property rights (except for homesteads). 2. Abolition of Land rights. 3. No private education and 4. No private banking system!

      If all four of them are also given up, then, the differences between them will boil down to other practical issues such as managing (a) inefficiencies, corruption & waste; (b) cutting down national debts; (c) foreign policy; (d) ethnic reconciliation including 13 A; (e) constitutional protection to Buddhism; (f) abolition of Prez etc.

      Out of all of them. the most critical point will be the (b) b’cos, no matter what the true intentions are, all Gvt must pay bills at least maintain the status quo. This issue brings the all unpleasant memories of what happened right after marxist+ socialist regimes came to power not only in SL but elsewhere as well : Asking public to “tighten their belts”. SL experience came in 1970 when NM tried to implement totally nationalistic economic policy by cutting down all imports.

      I believe that, if JVP (NPPM) wants speak honestly, they must comedown strait to this key item b’cos it will be crucial factor impacting our daily lives. Declaring Bankruptcy will be one option but it will result in loss of individual savings & wage freezing as happened in Greece.

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        D.P.
        To put it in brief, what happed to Greece is the result of collective vengeance wreaked upon it by the rest of the EU.

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    JVP,

    Congratulations.

    You deserve more than any other. However, there is an interpretation that says that with the 19A post Sirisena, there will be less powers, and more power to the PM.

    In any case you are certainly better than any of the Rajapaksa crooks or the Ranil Crooks.

    Certainly, you can put your high IQ and your knowledge of physics to good use.

    We do not want any more moron like Sirisena any more.

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      Hearty Congratulations!
      Rise against corruption, bribery, racism and reach a wide spectrum of the masses cutting across all the differences. We witness an unprecedented quantum of people who love the country and nothing other than the country. Let this be a beginning of Democracy in Sri Lanka, let the most civilised and most decent Leader AKD step forward to make a difference. Yes make a difference that the people are desperately in need of. Make no mistake, folks ! The younger generation has risen, their patience has come to an end, let this day 19 of August be recorded in the history of Sri Lanka for setting out a journey to combat lies, deception and impunity with which offences are committed by leaders and their clans. Be ready to face the Glory ! Once again, Make a difference!
      Bharath

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      Totally agree with Amarasiri. The JVP are a damned sight better than any other ‘P’ seen on the horizon.

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    wow ,It will be the first time in Sri Lanka Elections Three equally strong candidates will be fielded, ofcause that is if Sajith is fielded by UNP.
    Then it will be a good election .
    I consider all three Strong personalities
    Its going to a little hard for people to decide , but if Sajith is not fielded UNP will crash …
    The issue is where does the President stand now ?
    Interesting

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    JVP may be honest as AKD claims. But haven’t we heard that song before from other politicians? JVP has many plus points such as (1) a committed membership (2) Good oratory (3) smooth and effective organization and so on.
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    But despite all that it has one big weakness – Acceptance by the other governments of the world. This means that that there will be no foreign investment. In their enthusiasm the JVP may claim ‘to hell with foreign investment’. But even the local investment will be equally affected.
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    We have to look at other small and not so wealthy countries to see what form of government we need. Take Vietnam, who made the US forces flee in the last stages of the Viet Nam war. A big come down for the mighty Americans.
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    But today Viet Nam has become a country where manufacturing of even hi-tech stuff is done. It has also managed to be the darling of the Americans. That is the sort of strategy we need.
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    Last but not least, AKD’s English is said to be even worse than Sirisena’s who became an international joker like Peter Sellers. Whatever one says, a good knowledge of English is essential for a Sri Lankan leader. While AKD’s English may be pathetic, his Sinhala speeches are even worse, where he sounds like an actor in a Shakespearean stage play where the actors speak in Sinhala.
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    Thankfully, the ogling of the eyeballs are under control but the rising up on his toes is done too frequently, so much so, that the listeners mind is diverted to play guessing games on how much the total risings would be.

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      Peter Sellars is no joker but a comedian.
      Ukraine recently overwhelmingly voted a comedian as President, and he is doing better than his predecessor.
      Running a country is not an oratorical act. Important speeches are mostly written by others. I think that AKD makes better public speeches than either the President or the Prime Minister.
      *
      BTW, what is the need for mastery of English to be made President of a Country. Premier Zhou Enlai, very fluent in French and English, spoke only in Mandarin to foreign politicians and always used a translator. Mao never spoke in English. I doubt if Deng did.

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        // Zhou Enlai, very fluent in French and English, spoke only in Mandarin //
        That’s rather silly, don’t you think? What exactly did he prove by that?

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          He proved that jokers support jokers.

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          Table Fan

          “That’s rather silly, don’t you think? What exactly did he prove by that?”

          He proved SJ is always right.
          SJ is a Sinophile.
          SJ believes in China’s dictatorship of the Communist party and time and expressed his love for Mao, Zhou Enlai, SiriMao, …………… anything and everything China, supports China’s imperialism , propping up fascists and dictators, land grab, aggression towards its neighbours, oppression within its borders, militarism in the name of socialism, …………. opposes other countries, conveniently forgets how USSR in the early days and later Japan helped China to develop its Industrial base, …. then capitalism throughout the world made China rich and more arrogant, …

          Leave him alone let him live in a world of dictatorship of the Chinese proletariat.

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            Okay. You are the boss.

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        Peter Sellars is no joker but a comedian. fine. So let me re-state my previous writing. Last but not least, AKD’s English is said to be even worse than Sirisena’s who became an international comedian like Peter Sellers. Does that make you happy S J? If not, go to that corner and suck your thumb.

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          I insist that for a small country like SL we need a leader who is fluent in English- certainly not Mandarin.

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            edwin rodrigo the Necro

            “I insist that for a small country like SL we need a leader who is fluent in English- certainly not Mandarin.”

            Isn’t it too late now.
            Your grandfather should have stopped the public racist SWRD Banda (a Tamil descendant like you) enacting “SINHALA ONLY” stupid laws.

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              Yes boss you are right. Sorry for the mistake.
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              Boss, may I send the draft of my comments to you, so you may modify you as you wish?

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              Boss, I managed to solve the long standing puzzle why you call me a necro. It is because you think I am a Tamil descendant.

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            Blah Blah Blah…..

            Moda Front Admirable,

            Instead of showing syphilis treated Peethal holes thinking you are talking, spend some time & Learn to use use Bold.

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                Fine.. I got carried over, forgot how sensitive CT is about some commentators and said something about you boss. Sorry, Ah!!

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                  Boss,

                  If anything anybody wants to leave behind, I no longer have any interest on that.

                  CT removes many comments. Most of them are offensive to public. CT has a policy of not tolerating trolling a writer or a commentator. We like to know why CT is removing the comments. As it has set up a common policy applicable to all, it never took time to explain individual cases.

                  I don’t have to excuse anybody on a comment that I didn’t read, but only by sentence sounding like confession.

                  Good luck!
                  Bye Bye for now.

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    A well disciplined and well educated team to administer a country is a sine qua non which this person has at his command, and if he makes positive use of it, unlike most of his predecessors, this country could slowly but surely get out of the big mess it is in now.

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      WE the wealth creators will advise him and help him to run the country without seeking any rewards.

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    good move by the JVP. Those disgruntled with the main parties might vote for AKD.

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    What JVP should do is targeting to be the Opposition. JVP should not be a selfish. Instead think about the country. Because, the country is in a very difficult situation. This may be the last chance, if not, Srilanka will be THAHITI in in the India Ocean. There are other smaller countries such as GUATHAMALA, PANAMA, EL SALVADORE, EQUadore and now Argentina. Now, Mexico is also struggling. Poland like countries are going back. they know they situation they faced.

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    Ranil and his lot are a damn disgrace , honestly I sympathise with the President , he was used , I still believe he had nothing to do with Ranil and his gang.
    How can Ranil or his gang ( excluding some gentleman )to name a few , Ranjan,Eran, Harsha, BUDDIKA, Hiran and Sujeewa .there may be a few more.
    I have zero respect to the rest.
    World bank and other Funding were scoundered not a single derseving citizen got anything, Sand permits were given freely to all their supporters , tourism grants , medicine and cosmatics , and the damn improted Garbage was dumped in interior villages by closed containers & trucks 24 hours a day making millions a month, sand tippers too were allowed to function 24 hours even after the terror attack to date This government has ignored my constant plea to change the timings for containers and trucks to avoid school timings , no trucks or containers were checked after the blast, guess we were lucky.
    Mr.Ranil please give up
    the leadership to Sajith .you have caused lot of damage to the country free hand for
    Smuggling, drugs , illlegal.mining ,underworld , favouritism must all stop.
    Its time to stop creating bogeyman out of poor Muslims and small muslim businessman and provide everyone a equal.opportunity.

    I do not care if its Gota,Sajith or Anura become president , I know the three are capable
    I hope I will get justice I been waitting for now almost 12 years approx.
    and hope Smuggling, under the table tenders , money laundering , drugs etc will seriously end and the farmer will be helpped.

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    If his past track record is anything to go by, it certainly is not impressive. After MS could it get any worse? From a rotten bag of potatoes we have to salvage and choose some least spoiled. We should do away with the Office of the President altogether. It is a big headache for the entire nation and a white elephant.

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      I agree with you 100% .
      The Presidency should be abolished.

      If the politicians were sincere that is exactly what the entire parliment should have done and made MS a cerimonial President and through the parliment extended his cerimonial
      Presidency term in office.

      How much funds could have been saved and used for more derseving and desperate needs.

      Everyone promises to abolish the excutive presidency since it was inacted & was always used as a election bait, no matter what anyone have to say, at least this man MS was the one and only politician who was willing to let go a great slice of it.

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    It should be the american embassy had asked Maithripala sirisena about the approval of the three agreements. Apparently, Maithripala had said ” please do not ask those now and wait until the elections are over”. So, people would be suspicious of Maithripala has any hidden plans.

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    Another dumb party, tamils going to get any thing no chance….

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      j.m
      Do you mean that the Tamils already have enough dumb parties to choose from?

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    All the best JVP. This might be the chance SL needs and hope grabs by both hands.

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    Game over. Gota won. Please Anura go all the way to contest don’t back down halfway through.

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    Game over. Gota won. Please Anura go all the way to contest don’t back down halfway through.

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    Will Dr Ranil adopt him ?….Or buy him again?..

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Will Dr Ranil adopt him ?….Or buy him again?..”

      Is it going to be something similar to Dr Mahinda-Raja (LLD) wholesale buy out of your most admired anti-hero Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan just before the elections in 2005 for a price of Rs 165 Millions?

      Do you think this time around Dr Mahinda-Raja (LLD) clan would be able to offer a good price that Sambandan can’t refuse? Just after October coup in 2018 Namal baby was seen/heard horse trading in various parts of North East. Has he already opened his shop for the season?

      By the way Namal Baby promised to visit all Tamil detainees and start working towards their release/freedom. How many prisoners has he visited and how many of them been released?

      Please avoid crab walk.

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        Dear Native,

        Did Pirahaparan take LKR 165 Million to sacrifice those 40 to 80 thousands Disapora estimated Thamilians in Nanthikadal?.

        In contrast. our Leader of the Proletariat and the successor to the Biggest Marxist JVP Wijeweera, this Prince Anura took only LKR 25 Million to sacrifice 40.000 poor innocent naive Sinhala Buddhists , some of whom were sent to heaven in Batalanada Torture Camps which were run by the same UNP which paid the 2.5 Million to the Prince.

        According to my calculations Pirahaparan did better in per Capita income than what the JVP Anura Kumara got from Dr Ranil?..

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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “Did Pirahaparan take LKR 165 Million to sacrifice those 40 to 80 thousands Disapora estimated Thamilians in Nanthikadal?.”.

          You ought to talk to Tiren Alles about the deal.
          He said it on camera and was on youtube.

          “According to my calculations Pirahaparan did better in per Capita income than what the JVP Anura Kumara got from Dr Ranil?..”

          It was Dr Mahinda (LLD) and his clan who did better than VP and AKD.
          VP won two elections and one war for Dr Mahinda (LLD) and ten years of absolute power with impunity.

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      Will ? He is already Ranil’s pocket

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    There are five main candidates possible. Old Brother Prince, Old Royal Family’s Candidate, Vaalaththodam II, Ranil or his selection and Anura. The 6th possible one New King is saying he may support Vaalaththodam II. We need to see it at the end.

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      Mally,

      Will Dr Ranil buy this Vaalaththodam?.. Or will Dr Ranil back Him?…

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        Sumane,
        One time poet Kannadasan wrote “Ulagam Ithile Adanguthu, Unmaiyum Poiyum Vilankuthu,…. Maiyilai Thauchchu Paperil paudddal Maruththu Pesa Aalilai”. (The world is contained in-the Media; truth and false is explained here;…. If wet in the ink and put it on the paper, there is no one to deny that.)

        But I don’t know if the color of the ink in my pen is visible for you to read facts from my comment.
        The other day, when I wrote that comment, I said that Double Doctor Batalanda and Vaalaiththodam Jr , both are two possible candidates. But after reading last week’s Dr. Ranil’s Jaffna speeches, it seems both may not be candidates. Doctor Ranil still having an Idea to back Old Brother Prince, DSc, (War Crimes).
        Dr. Ranil is in consideration of fulfilling the promise he gave to Vellala TNA party chief Sampanthar. He is looking for the Majority, to have voted for “Secret Solution”. So he is making deal for a National Unity Government with Old Brother Prince, DSc. As there is high possibility of SLFP coming under Brother Prince, it is hoped he can reattach SLFP with Dr. Ranil, in Yahapalanaya. The recent redshirts’ flock to produce Blood River in Galle Face Green is telling that Brother Prince DSc winning the Green elephant in the election is very easy. Vaalaiththodam understand this and understands that he is not standing for a chance to win too. But the problem he is facing is from Mangala. Mangala want to fulfil his promise to IC to have the resolution 30/1 implemented. So he wants Vaalaiththodam as EP and him as PM. You know Dr. Ranil standing for full impunity for Old Brother Prince, so in Ranil’s dictionary there is no Resolution 30/1.
        They both are made upset by TNA Sampanthar, by his call for cancelling the EP election. Vellala TNA is now thinking the election may disturb their dream of Secret Solution.
        Now backing pattern:
        Sinhala Buddhists – Old Brother Prince,
        TNA Tamils – Dr. Ranil
        Kafir’s Muslims – Vaalaiththodam Jr.

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          “Mangala want to fulfil his promise to IC to have the resolution 30/1 implemented.”

          You still do not understand Sori Sinhala psyche.

          Mangala is the nice face to IC or whoever.

          Mangala is playing the role in the game with full understanding and consent.

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    What basically Ranil did was divertered and fool the entire people , he let the Digana riot continue for days (Same as what his uncle did during 83 riots) we have to commend the President here , he forcefully took over the police from Ranil and ended the riot from spreading Islandwide.
    Ranil kept faking the missing persons issues , the murder of journalists and even worse he humilatted poor Thajudeen’s remains, parts of his remains were ultimately found everywhere , it was worse than his murder as a Body of a Muslim and the pain and insult to family is unthinkable.
    While clouding the people with such humbug , the common man’s grievences and justice was systamically supressed with limitless corruption at every level, I know a family where a person’s death has all the evidence of a preplanned murder and evidence of looting all the wealth of the said deceased , yet the suspect has gone scot free, who knows how many ordinary people are suffering the same fate of injustice due to curroption .
    I wonder if any of the Candidates can offer a gaurantee on media to provide justice to the odinary without curroption interfering?
    Lets see how the future President (whoever it be)and government address this issue .

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    JVP could be a somewhat better choice, but with the present system (1+225 including thugs, murderers, fraudsters, narcotics/ illicit liquor dealers, woman/child rapists) nothing will work. NK’s proposed changes are the most suitable and JVP should have supported that.

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    It is uttmost important that The Muslim scholars approve autopsy on all future suspicious deaths so we do not need to do what we did with poor Thajudeen’s body which was a disgrace.
    However if there are cases unresolved we will need to take the remains of those out of any such cases unresolved as we have already approved that of Thajudeen.
    Murderers must be punished and hanged

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    JVP should not involve in dividing the Sinhala Majority vote as the country is highly divided on ethnic lines and Ethnic groups are subjugating the majority.

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    If any one of The Candidates are sincere , they will assure return of full powers to the parliment , establish administrative system in every electroate so that they will have and enjoy everything what people in Colombo enjoy ,not having to suffer travelling all the way to colombo ,to get a new NIC, Passport, buy wholesale stuff , education ,health care , wholesalers and importers should have the same facilities.
    Importing should be regulated by first doing a cimplete market survey of consumer demand in each electroate and a import permit issued with the quanity and quality allowed , its time to take steps to prevent Sri lanka becoming a dump yard all used items and low quality must be fully banned and taxes drastically reduced on brand new and quality items of everything branded goods myst be given full protection like in Singapore so it will attract top investors.
    Introduce Food courts luke Singapore where you can find food of all ethnicities , discourage indepent restaurants .

    make The Chief Minister of each province and a minister of each electroate answerable to one parliment .
    get rid of provisional councils .
    If this could be done we have hope

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    So far what we have witnessed of the two confirmed Candidate and one yet to be confirmed.
    Gota —
    Has shown a strong sense of Obligation first to his duties toward his religion, clergy and institution while assuring freedom to other religions

    Anura has spoken and people seem to have heard him clear and loud.

    Sajith has worked hard to fullfil his father’s aspiration , built homes and done well so far.

    But we need someone who will dare to take the nation to a complete different level.

    First abolish presidency , abloish all other white elephant councils and bring in all the ministers and chairmans etc into one parliment spread development in every conrner of the island with development , develop local industry and farming, make every facility that colombo has available in every province , including business, , regulate the imports ( extremely important) encourage self employments ,education , healthcare, etc , this will also provide safety for the poor young female to remain in their homes and earn with dignity & create job oppottunities .

    And basically I can only see such a change happening only through Anura of JVP.
    facts are not stuborn ; they are to be accepted and faced.

    Wait and Hope…

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    That whole circus just to select this moron as candidate ? What a joke. However it doesn’t mean he is certain to run. Ranil will soon cut a deal with him because he wants jvp votes to win just like it was in 2015. Otherwise Gota will crush all of them in the election.

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      Andare 2.0

      Size does not matter.
      Is this the first circus you have ever seen in this island?
      As long as you have unemployed/unemployable, having nothing better to do will visit such events, irrespective of the colour of the party, Green, Blue, Red, Blue and Burgundy (KURAKAN), Yellow, …………

      Weren’t you enjoying your free ride to Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on 11th August 2019?

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      Andrew….One like from me , Mate..Keep up the Good work..

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    First ever presidential candidate from a party which had never in power but still managed to kill 75,000 people between 1971 & 1989. Never paid any compensation, nor said sorry.

    First ever presidential candidate who owns a property in Ireland with out ever working in overseas.

    First ever presidential candidate from a so called socialist party who helped & supported the capitalist, right wing UNP to come into power & stay in power for 5 years.

    WHAT A PLONKER !!

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      If its Okay For Ex LTTE to have held minister positions , The members of The JVP have more right to …

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    Don’t worry he won’t run. He will withdraw as soon as Ranil put forward his candidate. Or may be Ranil might accept Anura as the common candidate? It’s up to Ranil to decide. Ranil runs the show. Ranil pulls the strings. Anura is just a puppet.

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      better be prepared for the unexpected .

      The extend most of the common people are disgusted , They are willing for a total change .
      Its going to be a very inresting Election.
      Who knows after 70 years Sri Lanka political stage may change completely .
      I feel there is a good chance of peoples taking a swing towards a more socialist regime..
      JVP may make some reforms if elected.

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    First of all, for my vote, the JVP & AKD in particular, should acknowledge their violent past & apologise to all the families who lost loved ones during reign of terror.

    The JVP, despite their socialist ideology, were quite happy to profit from unfair perks, such as, duty free vehicles which were paid for by the people of SL through direct & indirect taxation. So, apart from the rhetoric, have they outlined their strategy for reforms & ending corruption? Would AKD disclose his (& his family) wealth?

    SL needs assistance from influential countries & foreign investment but has the AKD/JVP spelled out their foreign policy? MR was treated with contempt, particularly, by the British (despite the leader of the commonwealth propaganda) & apart from China (waiting in the side lines to take control of SL with a puppet regime in place like in Tibet & Hong Kong) or some African despots, MR has no international respect. Sirisena, despite his world tours, is hardly of any international standing either & no leader of an influential country has taken any notice of him. . SL foreign policy has been a disaster.. Can AKD, do any better? I am not referring to his alleged poor English oratory skills either, which, although helpful, is not crucial on a world platform.

    Voting for AKD would be like changing the pillow when suffering from a head ache. So far, only GR has come out with some sort of a manifesto but his past record of corruption, abuse of power & thuggery doesn’t make him a suitable candidate. UNP hopeful, Premadasa jnr, will bring in another Premadasa era of just hype & result in the rise of different power brokers waiting for the gravy train. Th same questions asked from AKD, applies SP too. In this scenario, do we have any other choice?

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      ‘First of all, for my vote, the JVP & AKD in particular, should acknowledge their violent past & apologise to all the families who lost loved ones during reign of terror.’

      Just like the TNA, the LTTE’s voice in Parliament has done??

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        Lasith

        “Just like the TNA, the LTTE’s voice in Parliament has done??”

        It is just like Dr Mahinda (LLD) who went all the way to Geneva to justify JVP terror then employing Somawansa to carry his b***s. AKD was a minister during Mahinda’s misrule.

        Do you consider JVP, Sri Lankan armed forces, politicians, Mahinda, Gota ………….. are angels?

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    let us be fair even to those we consider our dislike , inshort , even the devil must be given its due share.
    A private media does alot of good reporting but sometimes there is the human weekness takes over and that is prejudise .
    I kindly request to this media to give what is due and fair about the people they report , no matter who it is, you are a matured group with a young and excellent team.
    Today one of your sister channels failed to mention the preferetional
    Votes PM Ranil achieved in 2015 , which is 500,666 to place it on records , though intially he was sworn into a careraker government without a mojority , he and his party did get elected by the people in tge general Election 2015.
    lets not be petty…

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    GOOD SHOW BY JVP.IT IS A GOOD CHANGE FOR SOME SECOND LEVEL JVP GUYS.THEY CAN DEMAND AND COLLECT MONEY FROM RAJAPKSE CAMP TO SWITCH SIDES WHICH ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE SOON WITH LOT OF TV COVERAGE.

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    “Known devil is better than unknown angel”. Vote the main stream parties, but not the JVP.
    JVP is mysterious, never reveale their true intention, members suffer from inferiority complex and they are the ones who are behind BARBARIC ragging culture at universities. JVP is the sidekick of UNP. Any JVPer who starts growing brain cells leaves the party immediately.
    /
    The day on which Muslims killed more than 250 innocent people (injured victims are still dying), and Muslims injured more than 500 innocent people, the UNP lists all up coming elections. Yahapalana retards must be held responsible for Muslim terrorist attacks. Becaus for their Sanhidiya-Sahajeevana bulls1t, Sri Lanka have become a hotbed for Muslim terrorists.

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      Johnny Boy

      ““Known devil is better than unknown angel”. Vote the main stream parties, but not the JVP.”

      That is how Dr Mahinda (LLD) spealled to the Tamils in the North.
      Look what happened to him in 2015.

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        Johnny Boy

        ““Known devil is better than unknown angel”. Vote the main stream parties, but not the JVP.”

        That is how Dr Mahinda (LLD) appealed to the Tamils in the North.
        Look what happened to him in 2015.

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