11 December, 2019

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On Shifting Sands

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Without liberty, the understanding would be to no purpose, and without understanding, liberty (if it could be) would signify nothing.” ~ Locke (An Essay Concerning Human Understanding)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) doesn’t always get it right. In May 2018, it predicted that Nawaz Sharif’s party, PML-N, will win Pakistani elections scheduled for July. That was wrong. In April 2016, it predicted that Hakainde Hichilema will win Zambian elections scheduled for August. Wrong again.

According to the EIU, the SLPP win most parliamentary seats and form a government while an associate or relative of Mahinda Rajapaksa will win the presidential election. A reasonable prediction given how badly the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is failing.

More than 600,000 Lankans in 11 districts are severely affected by the drought. One wouldn’t think so, listening to President Sirisena’s cashew-diatribe or watching Premier Wickremesinghe’s antics, from Gam Peraliya to turning the Temple Trees into a wedding destination for a brief hour of ignominy. This is not good-governance, not even by the most generous stretch of the term. This is stupid-governance, characterised by ineffective policies and clownish acts.

The dangerous disconnect between politico-social liberalism and politico-economic democracy seems to be informing many of the government’s economic policies. Sanspopular support, democracy cannot survive. To gain and maintain that popular support, democracy must be able to satisfy “the relatively modest expectations of everyday life.”[i]Austerity measures work politically only if they are perceived to be shouldered by all. When a disproportionate share of the burden of budget cuts and tax increases are imposed on those at the bottom of the income totem pole, austerity can undermine governments and destabilise political systems.

“The Sri Lankan government should undertake an assessment of the human rights impact of both its economic reform policies and infrastructure projects.”[ii]Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the Independent UN Expert on the Effects of Foreign Debt on Human Rights, opined after his recent visit to Sri Lanka. He also talked about the need to maintain social spending and implement progressive taxation. Excellent advice, if only the government has the brains to understand.

In this month alone, the price of flour and all flour-based products went up; the government increased the price of fuel, again, and announced an increase in train fares, two measures which will further burden the already overburdened segments of the populace, including the drought-stricken. There is not even an acknowledgement about the economic pain of the people. The President, the PM, the Finance Minister and the ministers sound tone-deaf whenever they speak, as if they inhabit a different plane of existence.

Into this breach, the Rajapaksas will step in.

Racial and religious fears find fertile grounds in high prices and emptying pockets. The Rajapaksas will exacerbate this discontent with fake news and extremist rhetoric, direct it and ride it to power, proving the September forecast of the Economist Intelligence Unit right.

Who will wear the crown?

Thomas Paine said, “It is the pride of the kings which throws mankind into confusion.”[iii]In our times, it is often the idiocy of democrats which enables kings to re-emerge and throw mankind into confusion.

A curious statement by the Director of the government’s Information Department indicates the irrational landscape on which next elections will be waged. The statement debunked a piece of fake news being disseminated over the internet – that 250 Indian families have been settled in the Nedunkerni village.[iv]

Sri Lanka has no real immigrant problem, the way the West has. Yet an issue is being manufactured out of this non-existent problem, adding new layers to old Sinhala-Buddhist insecurities. What we are witnessing is the deliberate irrationalisation of the political discourse, and, through that, the electoral landscape. When fake news is used to generate fear, and that fear is used to sow confusion in public spaces, the door is opened for politics of salvation, and for that mythical strong leader who can deliver us from evil aliens.

The leader as exorcist and saviour – a role tailor-made by the Rajapaksas for the Rajapaksas.

“My son [Namal Rajapaksa] can’t be a presidential candidate since they have now raised the minimum age to 35 years, instead of 30, so he can’t be considered in 2019,” Mahinda Rajapaksa told The Hindu. “My brother is certainly a contender.” Had the 19thamendment not included that clause, Mahinda Rajapaksa would have anointed his eldest son as the SLPP’s presidential candidate. Given the monumental stupidity of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration, Namal Rajapaska could have become the next executive president in Sri Lanka.

A sobering thought, that.

According to Manthri.com, a website monitoring the performance of Lankan parliamentarians, Namal Rajapaksa is not among the top 10, 50 or even 100. He is ranked 146 out of 225[v], which places him firmly in the category of non-performers. He did no better in the theatre of street politics. The Janabala Meheyuma– and its inevitable failure – is symbolic of a young man who tries to stride like a colossus in shoes way too big for his dainty feet.  During his years in the political limelight, the eldest Rajapaksa scion has said or done nothing to demonstrate even a minimal capacity to hold a position of power with responsibility. Yet, according to his father, age is the only factor which renders young Namal unsuited to the presidency. That is how politics of hereditary rule works.

Whether the 19thAmendment can save Lankan democracy – or not – remains to be seen. But it has saved Sri Lanka from the burlesque rule of a Baby Doc. A Namal Rajapaksa presidency would have degenerated into a deadly farce within weeks. That tragicomic future of a president swaggering about, on paternal stilts, need not be feared, at least not till 2025.

The Rajapaksas remain today what they always were, a Family Inc. There might be others in the SLPP more suited to the position of presidential candidate than a Rajapaksa offspring or sibling, but like in any monarchy, they are disqualified by the fact of birth. Whatever the Rajapaksas occupy, be it a political party or a country, it becomes their fief, a wholly family-owned entity which can be ruled only by a born-and-bred member of the family. However hard the non-Rajapaksa leaders of the SLPP labour, they will always be debarred from the summits by a feudal-ceiling.

Had the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government stayed halfway loyal to its mandate, the Rajapaksa spectacle would have been nothing more than a source of amusement. Safe in a democratic Sri Lanka, it would have been possible to laugh at the shenanigans of fathers, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews, our very own political reality show. But the government has lost all sense of direction; it has no political, economic or moral compass. Abandoning one’s own mantle and trying to steal the opponent’s mantle doesn’t work, as the disastrous performance of the Swedish Social Democrats demonstrates.

“These are unsettled times for democratic politics,” Chantal Mouffe wrote commenting on Sweden[vi]. In countries like ours, where when bedrock institutions are absent or weak, times are dangerous. If the Rajapaksas return to power – and they have an excellent chance of doing so – Sri Lanka will cease to be a democracy, again, this time probably for a long time.

The Exorcist-Saviour

The DA Rajapaksa museum case is indicative of how dictatorial rule works in reality. The Rajapaksas, in pursuance of their dynastic project, created a museum for their parents in Hambantota.[vii]It would have been non-controversial, commendable even, had they used their own money or raised funds via the Rajapaksa Foundation. Instead, public funds were used for the purpose to the tune of more than Rs. 80 million.[viii]A part of this money was repaid by the Rajapaksa Foundation, but only after the family lost power. There is 40 million more due.

That is how ‘efficient dictators’ work in practice.

The myth of the efficient dictator is just that – a myth, deliberately created by actual or would-be dictators. It seems to have originated in Italy, with Mussolini’s promise to turn the Italian Railway into the best in Europe. He didn’t. But in an audioscape where counter-voices were criminalised and banned, any lie could flourish and even become embedded in the collective memory as ‘facts’.

The ‘Strong Leader’ myth really flew with the birth of Asian Tigers. The main reason for the miraculous development achieved by East Asia’s NICs (Newly Industrialising Countries) was geo-politics. Sans the Cold War, the Chinese Revolution and the Korean War, the Tigers might have been just ordinary cats. The West needed economic successes to counter the gathering ‘Communist’ influence in East Asia. A version of Marshall Plan was implemented, especially in South Korea and Taiwan. “Taiwan became a key post on the West’s defence perimeter… Over the 1950’s economic aid equalled about 6% of GNP and nearly 40% of gross investment.”[ix]American aid financed more than 80% of South Korean imports in the 1950’s.[x]  Americans, so hostile to land reform in the rest of the world, championed sweeping land reforms in South Korea and Taiwan, which did much to settle the ‘peasant question’ and combat rural poverty. The NICs could become industrialised in such a short time because a superpower was willing to provide them with investments and markets. Thanks to American generosity, the NICs could undertake developmental measures without imposing politically destabilising burdens on the masses.

That was how Chiang Kai-shek became transformed from a failure in China to a spectacular success in Taiwan.

Most of Asia, Africa and Southern America lived under civilian or military dictators until the 1990’s; none of them reached the developmental heights achieved by the NICs. That in itself should suffice to debunk the mythical nexus between dictatorship and development. But in the politically motivated populist retelling of the Asian-Tiger story, these facts are ignored; sole focus is on tough rulers and obedient people. If you want to become the next Tiger, get yourself a good dictator, the aspirant dictators (and their supporters) tell populaces tired by the ineptitude of democratic governments.

This is essentially what Ashok Pathirage of the Softlogic fame did at a forum organised by the International Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (and names Fireside Chats, in imitation of former American President Franklin Roosevelt’s series of radio shows.) “We need a strong leadership; what we need is a little bit of a dictator.”[xi]Mr. Pathirage did not say who he had in mind to play the role of a ‘little bit of a dictator’. There was no need. Mr. Pathirage, like Vendaruwe Upali Thero, is obviously waiting for the return of the Rajapaksas in general and a Gotabhaya Presidency in particular. It is instructive to remember that the Hitler analogy was birthed not by the critics of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, but by one of his most fervent admirers.

The love affair between dictators and crony capitalists is both old and universal. Dictators have their favourite capitalists. Such favoured ones can grow, at the expense not just of the general public but also of the rest of entrepreneurs, especially the less/non-connected ones. Like in every other sphere, in the economy too, dictators will enact policies which are good for themselves and their entrepreneurial cronies. They will implement those policies with little regard to public sentiment or rules and regulations.

Adolf Hitler mesmerised the land of Goethe and Beethoven to the mouth of abyss and beyond. Fortunately for Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa lacks such powers of mesmerisation. He cannot win the presidency without the charisma of Brother Mahinda and the organisational capacity of Brother Basil. Like in any family-centric organisation, the various kin-rivalries will plague the SLPP for a while. The comedic failure of Namal Rajapaksa’s bird-brained attempt to capture governmental power by bringing busloads of supporters to Colombo was a result of just such a rivalry. But in the end, the family is likely to unite, offering some brother as the exorcist-saviour of the nation. Driven to insanity by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration’s misrule, the voters would trample to the ground the not inconsiderable democratic achievements of the last three years, and rush to embrace the ‘good dictator’.


[i]Eric Hobsbawm – Revolutionaries

[ii]https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/assess-human-rights-impact-of-reform/article24928414.ece

[iii]Common Sense

[iv]http://colombogazette.com/2018/09/11/sri-lanka-denies-reports-it-settled-250-indian-families-in-a-village/

[v]http://www.manthri.lk/en/blog/posts/parliamentary-activity-of-mps-most-discussed-in-social-media-this-week–6

[vi]https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/10/populists-rise-progressives-radical-right

[vii]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPE7sWf2tmM

[viii]https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/da-rajapaksa-foundation-owes-slrdc-rs-47-million-for-rajapaksa-memorial/

[ix]Models of Development: A Comparative Study of Economic Growth in South Korea and Taiwan. Edited byL Lawrence Lau and Lawrence Kilen

[x]Two Koreas, One Future? – edited by John Sullivan and Robert Foss

[xi]Top Business Tycoons Frustrated with Government Policy Inconsistencies – Financial Times – 31.8.2018

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    Well, what can one say other than ……….. Bravo!

    The impending disastrous shindig is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

    Siresena and Ranil are not even competent clowns …….. the Rajapakses are very competent/skilled rogues and murderers


    “Marshall Plan was implemented, especially in South Korea and Taiwan.”

    Japan too …….after the second world war ……… but also the destruction of Japan with Plaza Accords when they got too big for their shoes.

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      nimal fernando

      Did you know what France is up to in the recent days? Please read the excerpt:

      France may have apologised for atrocities in Algeria, but the war still casts a long shadow
      “Emmanuel Macron, the French president, wrestled with the demons of his country’s colonial past this week by acknowledging that the country carried out systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence.

      After six decades of secrecy and denials, it was a historic first for a country that long refused to even admit that the brutal conflict – in which Algeria says 1.5 million died – was indeed a “war”.”

      By Henry Samuel,
      15 SEPTEMBER 2018
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/
      news/2018/09/15/france-may-
      have-apologied-atrocities-algeria
      -war-still-casts/

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        Fake News is the name of the Economist intelligence and Japan controlled Numoura rating agency of SL economy– while IMF-ADB take over of Lankan economy is happening with Singapore leading on the ground. All this boosts the US brokered UNP-SLFP bi-partisan corruption racket in Sri Lanka and advance Deep State security interests and financial criminals like Bondscam Ranil and Avant Guard Gota are NOT caught.
        This Fake News about Rajapassa victory is so US citizen Gota is protected from arrest even as IMF-MCC destroys Lanka’s economy.

        The Game is Head I win, Tails you lose. Either Ranil or US citizen Gota is fine and the money politics corruption racket can flourish while IMF take over of economy is on-going.
        Sri Lanka needs to bring in legislation banning all politicians over 70 years from contesting elections. A new generation must take over

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          Right on. “The deliberate irrationalisation of the political discourse, and, through that, the electoral landscape” Madam Thisaranee is being done through Weaponization of Religious and ethnic politics via FAKE NEWS on social media.
          Bondscam Ranil was saved from Impeachment when PCOI into Bondscam report was released when Saffron Thugs attacked Muslims in Teldeniya and Kandy to distract us from Ranil’s crimes.
          This pattern of weaponizing religious and ethnic conflict while Neolibral economic agenda is implemented also was apparent in July 1983. The worst anti- Tamil and Muslim riots have happened as a consequence of Neoliberal Economic Violence, at its height now as the Lankan Rupee crashes in the IMF debt trap and Bail Out Business. Singapore lawyers are in town to do Constitutional reform and get a piece of Port City…

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        The distance of time …….. makes everyone sober (a vain hope in Lanka? :)) )

        One day ……… perhaps in another 300 years …….. Lankans will look back on our own war with ourselves ……… with the same impassive objectivity – and “uninterested” distance of location – that they bring to an analysis of the Genghis Kahn Wars/mayhem

        “Battle of Algiers” ………. another good one.

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    “What we are witnessing is the deliberate irrationalisation of the political discourse, and, through that, the electoral landscape.”
    .
    The writer is absolutely right. One can observe this deliberate attempt to push the political discussion in the country to something like the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ especially in the utterances of Mahinda, Gota, Sarath Weerasekara, Weerawansa, Gammanpila and their Buddhist clerical accomplices spanning the entire spectrum from Mahanayakes to street level thug-monks like Gnanasara. They are spreading bizarre conspiracy theories covering the whole gamut like dividing up the country, selling the country, encouraging homosexuality, encouraging women to drink alcohol, destroying Buddhism, and the latest is the alleged plan to assassinate Gota and Maithri. The height of absurdity is, after spouting Anti-Indian rhetoric, the King and the Prince go to India to play realpolitik. The diabolical Sirasa, Derana and Hiru are competing with each other in spreading these incendiary rumours to create distrust and chaos among the people. What the Rajapaksa mafia, the saffron brigade, and the satanic media are doing is spewing hate speech which cannot be tolerated in a democratic society. The speechifying, comic-moralizer President sometime back said something about bringing a law against hate speech. Aiyo Sirisena, what happened?

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      The latest canard from The Genius Guru of International Conspiracy, Weerasangilige Podineris Weerawansa, is that now the government is granting citizenship to foreigners to settle in the North and that already 250 families have arrived.

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    “The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) doesn’t always get it right. In May 2018, it predicted that Nawaz Sharif’s party, PML-N, will win Pakistani elections scheduled for July. That was wrong. In April 2016, it predicted that Hakainde Hichilema will win Zambian elections scheduled for August. Wrong again.”

    The EIU will sure get it wrong with its predictions for a SLPP win at the Presidential and General Elections. Sri Lankan voters can be bought for a toffee. Keep your fingers crossed for the big surprises. It will be a replay of 2015 , but with different players.

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    We can see yet; another political chaos in Sri Lanka soon..
    Who will pay the price ?
    It’s people ..
    Stupid politicians ruin the country ..

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    as always an incoparable analysis of the present situ of SL

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    The thing is the slfp of Mahinda which is the largest ever single party in srilankan history holds 47% block vote base in srilanka.this party was iniated not 2018 it was started on 2005 after victory of Mahinda. Since 1994 slfp had a vote base of 42% and unp only had 26%. Reason for this is there were closer to 2 million new votes became block votes of slfp in 1988 election slfp and unp vote base are quite similar and equal. This is not a fault of Ranil it is a fault of unp. See the power of slfp block votes when chabdrika lose in 2001 ,when economy went minus due to terrorist attack to airport chandrika got 39% votes.this is the strength of slfp vote base. In unp case since 1994 with their 26% block votes if they want to compete with slfp they need a support of entire minority parties and at least 1.1 million floating votes. This situation was very worse after the 2005 when Mahinda took the slfp and made the slfp as first ever top level capitalist business party. Before 2005 there were no any capitalist party in srilanka. There are parties like unp and slfp who were doing mixed janasaviya and samurdi system of Jr ,premadasa or chandrika. Before 2005 the srilankan economic size was only 20 billion USD per capital was only 1000 USD , the problem was among this small economy of 20 billion before 2005 is there any small posibilty to form a capitalist party or business class ,if any one say unp or slfp before 2005 are capitalist show me their performance record. The party like unp never seen a economy of 15 billion USD can be a capitalist party. These are the bulshit stories created by the people who loves a party for no reason.

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    According to statistics, literacy rate of the country is over 90 percent. But even the so called “educated” people are just not capable of choosing a fair representative to govern the country. Rajapaksa regime ruined the country’s economy by mega scale stealing. Thereafter Sirisena/Wickramasinghe regime robbed us to become penniless. Now the country is precariously placed on a Chinese debt trap.
    If Rajapaksas come to power again, that is the last nail in the coffin of Sri Lanka. We can only ask the God to give wisdom to our people to elect honest persons to govern this country.

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    Good write up but the majority of the Srilankans are not interested in finding out and reasoning the wrongs of the Rajapaksa the Maha Raja.
    The members of his party too are deaf dumb and blind about he wanting a Rajapaksa to be a president
    All of them are not eligible for a president he confers .

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    Slfp of Mahinda made this 20 billion economy what he got in 2005 in to 80 billion USD in just ten years and per capital in to 3800 USD from 1000 USD in 2005 and foreign direct investment in to 1600 million USD from 200 million in 2005. This is a nature of capitalist parties. Slfp of Mahinda is only super capitalist party formed in srilankan history ,they formed a high ranking business class and upper middle class who are the die heart supporters of slfp of Mahinda. As I have statistically proof with economic performance of slfp of Mahinda the top level capitalist party can any one prove the unp or any other party who never seen or handled an economy of 15 billion USD as capitalist parties. If any one show me a capitalist party other than super capitalist business party slfp of Mahinda. But one thing slfp of Mahinda are the architects and achievers and great managers in capitalist economy in srilanka. Their performance record clearly show that but they are Hitlers the powerful people ,they have money ,power ,media etc. But the non capitalist poor parties like unp or jvp or powerless people like Jr ,premadsa or wijeweera what they can do with their 23% or 6% of their vote base what they can do . what ever any one cry for unp or JVP any of the top class business people or upper middle class will care about the party like unp never has done economy of 15 billion USD while the top level business capitalist the slfp of Mahinda in the field . please only a useless words of the small group of innocent people who loves JVP or unp for no reason.

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    There was no democracy in Singapore, South Korea, Thaiwan or China when their economic miracles happened, TG conveniently avoid mentioning that. Over to you Ranarala.

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    Thisaranee gunasekera

    The intention of writing this article isn’t clear.

    People know plus & minus points of rajapakses very well because its said & repeated every day, so it’s boring to them now.

    People know all the minus points of gg too. (hardly you’ll find a plus point of them)

    Your intention is showing a hob goblin through rajapakses?

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    TG does not say a word about Yahapal goons poisoning the innocent, famished, thirsty protesters with contaminated milk, the most cowardly and heinous act we have seen in politics, why so TG? If she could blame that on the Rajapakshas she would be rolling on the pavement screaming bloody murder. TG should be the poster girl for Hypocrisy!

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      Wanni Man.

      TG should be the poster girl for hypocrisy.
      Synthetic lawyer parachuted from no where and the Jana Balaya was a disastrous flop.
      This Govt will go on until 2025.
      6.2 Million + are no fools to elect the medamulana warlords.

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    What is interesting is what TG doesn’t mention or what TG hides which are in plain sight. TG mentions couple of incorrect predictions of Economist IU though he/she doesn’t tell us why he/she and other yahapalanistas got so rattled with EIU prediction (because on balance of probability that prediction has a massive chance of being right). TG doesn’t mention the other most important event that took place last week. India & Modi giving MR (& the son) a state like reception and the very public embrace. And of course the other trivial matter of the crony power of Jayawardene/Wejewardene/Wickremasinghe family tree that has enabled one of the most incompetent persons to become the prime minister of the country. The sands are truly shifting it seems.

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    She does get it right about the nitwit son of Mahendra Rajapaksa though. And that is about all she gets right.
    Whatever the geopolitical reasons behind the rise of Taiwan and South Korea, an today Myanmar and Vietnam, Lanka is in an enviable position today vis-à-vis what is going on between India, China and the US. It take a special kind of dimwit to not realize that. Lankans should be thankful that they have a man of high moral fiber, love of the land and culture, and a proven military man in Gotabya. It is interesting that even the writer, with the burning hatred of the land and its people, admits that Gotabya has a chance of winning the elections.
    Lanka needs a very strong leader. Lankan do much better under a strong leader and they seem to be a people who have achieved their best under such leaders. The period of Polonnaruva, under the great king Parakrama Bahu, is an example of this.
    Yet, all leaders reach their zenith and then they start to decline. Lanka should hope that Gotabya will be followed by another strong leader. Such a leader is not evident in today’s Lanka, but the man or woman will emerge at the right time.
    Lanka should look to play the game with the powers of China, Indian and US to their advantage. Its a wonderful country of beautiful vistas, paradise on earth, with the smiling innocent Lankan people whose hospitality melts your heart. With a strong leader who resembles the great kings of ancient Lanka, the country can again do very well in the region. I remain very optimistic for the future of this wonderful land where literally everyone (bar the head to toe covered Jihadi women and their men) is kind and considerate and every tree, waterfall, bird, and wild animal seems to be in harmony with the eternal song of nature.

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      “thankful that they have a man of high moral fiber”

      Lasantha Wickeramatunga ……..and many other ghosts might not agree!! :))

      “a proven military man in Gotabya.”

      Proven what? …….. Running away from the LTTE-battles and hiding in the USA?

      Typical third-world mentality …….. of wanting cowardly murderers and serial-killers to be appointed as leaders

      Anyway ………. the English language skills are first-world, though! :))

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    Forget the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). What does our local intellectual of the Research Intelligence Unit (RIU) predict?
    [edited out]

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    People’s representatives will be only good as the people of the country, this is amply demonstrated by what has happened to this country in the last 70 years after the British leaving, it’s actually a chicken and egg situation, unless the people become better, the leaders will never become better.

    The question is who or what can make the people become better ?

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    TG & other yahapalanistas highly talk about having some democratic freedoms today. But the news cycles indicate that we may in fact be living under a police state. The most recent related news item concerns a public & a massively grave allegation against a present DIG conspiring to assassinate the President and the former Defense Secy.

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    Among the best of Tissaranee’s analysis of the present and the next two years. The Exorcist – Savior piece is most likely to come to pass and may have decades long life. Circumstances presaging Hitler’s rise and total grip thereafter are totally lacking in Sri Lanka, but to compensate for that, this country is devoid of political understanding.

    To rivet the hold, the ‘good dictator’ has only to kick brutally hard and the admiring populace will kiss the boot that kicked it.

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    TG adamantly making herself as a laughing object herself by writing witty likes this. The way she quoted EIU’s study and attempted to undermine Son Prince’s growth these days is so pathetic. She would not accept that her one time’s most admirable New King is still more Imbecile than Son Prince (Other Sinhalese writers and commentators quote him as “gamarala” “patholaya”….. Entire 2014 she sitting on CT without moving and crying that with 18A Old Royal’s dynasty going to rule the Lankawe. Did the 19A really remove Old Royals dynastical rights? Why? Not enough Thirukkai Waals? Pathetic & stupid Yahapalanaya!

    TG prayed Buddha to give the ruling rights to New King and Ranil. Those two idiots could not, the least, confiscate Son Prince’s LLB degree and arrest him for copy catting in the final. These two bold heads sharing the responsibility of having chased man complained about the irregularities of test to EU. In Western democracies, a man who could not complete his S.S.C properly, but beating Felix’s all Ceylon record is more than enough to make a case & repudiate his degree. These are conspiracy crooks that TG was promoting in 2014, day and night as angels, who were going to send Lankawe to Buddha’s heaven. Now she is shedding crocodile tears because her most admirable one has defamed her proud national’s carrier. Can hypocrisy TG explain, if it is not for Ranil’s’ personal benefits, why the poor people’s blood sucking dragon is still floating in the air? She is only a coolie of the Yahapalanaya, plays this type of gimmicks to distract. That racist rascal prevented Targini participate in teams’ reception but wants to say in UNSC that Rapist Army is guiltless. The truth is TG is a writer molded in a country which is 174th in journalist safety out of 179 countries. Her evolvement will never allow her confess her corrupted journalism in 2015. It is hard to expect something good out of her.

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