17 July, 2019

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Petty Sirisena Prepares To Push Country Into Further Political Turmoil

With the sole aim of satisfying his vengeful agenda against Ranil Wickremesinghe and to put a stop to the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday bombings, petty Sirisena egged on by his lackey Dappula De Livera has made plans that would likely push the ailing country towards more political turmoil.

It is said Sirisena is now mulling the announcement of a Parliamentary election before holding a Presidential poll, to kill several birds with that one stone. He believes it would be disadvantageous for the UNF led by the UNP; a defeat suffered at a General election would prevent Wickremesinghe from being nominated Presidential candidate and believes it is the ideal way to put a stopper to the PSC.

Sirisena seeks to hold the General elections upon seeking approval at a non-binding national referendum. He had sought opinion of AG Dappula who had given him the go ahead.

Although Dappula gave the green light, it seems his legal advisers have warned against the move, pointing to the very real possibility of political turmoil that may erupt when the Presidential poll aspirations of a majority of parties will be crushed by the move. This list includes not just the UNP and Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna but also his very own SLFP.

The political column of the Sunday Times writing on the upcoming political impasse notes, “Sirisena’s main aim in going for a parliamentary general election first is because he believes that would lead to the defeat of the United National Party. Hence, he thinks, its leader and Premier Wickremesinghe will not be able to become a presidential candidate and would thus see a serious crisis within his party.”

As always, Sirisena’s petty battles with the PM has tainted national politics.

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    The Parliament should be dissolved as soon as possible. At the elections get the explicit consent from the voters whether to retain the Presidency or not. The general feeling is that the majority of the population does not like the Office of the President in the present form and shape. Let the new Parliament decide according to the wishes of the people and do the obvious by getting rid of the Office of the President which has become an enormous burden and a pain in the neck for the whole country. Lets eliminate any possibilities of another imbecile ever occupying such a powerful position.

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      CT,

      The Para Sinhala Para “Buddhists” and other Paras have turned the Pristine Land of Native Veddah Aethho into a cesspit, says the Chief Aethho.

      The Paras, the curse of the land.

      Paras, please get back to your homelands. They are now inviting Americans as well who like to play in cesspit, in addition to the Chinese and the Indians. What a disaster.

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        Amare don’t you tire of all this para nonsense? You do realise don’t you that ultimately Native Veddah Aethho were immigrants from Africa?

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          Taraki,

          “Amare don’t you tire of all this para nonsense? “

          Let’s call a spade, spade, and a Para, Para.

          You should ask the question, aren’t the people tired of these Paras, who had turned the Land of Native Veddah Aeth into a cesspit per the Chief Veddah Aethho?

          Aren’t you tired of hearing the Earth moves and goes around the S

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      hancho pancha wants to “Let the new Parliament……….do the obvious by getting rid of the Office of the President…”
      We may end up with a ‘PapaDoc President for Life’ who will make sure his ‘BabyDoc’ will be the successor.
      hancho pancha’s advice: “Lets eliminate any possibilities of another imbecile ever occupying such a powerful position”
      Do we have a choice? The Lankan Elites have created this ‘Gallery of Imbeciles’ off which we have to choose one.

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    What Sri Lanka needs today is a very strong, gutty leader
    who can take tough decisions. Sirisena has proved that
    he is nothing but a gamey modaya. Ranil Wickremesinghe
    has come to be known as the Ponnaya in many ways. He
    has brought sex into politics and put his cocksuckers like
    Sagala and Akila in top positions. He is under obligation
    to Ravi Karunanayake. There is such a lot of hatred against
    Ranil in the UNP but the party’s constitution has been tailor
    made by him. Theresa May will resign over Brixit. But not
    Ranil. He is made of fix it gum and has proved the nation
    that he is a crook, law breaker, a rogue and a mentally
    deranged politician.

    • 0
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      First, Sri lanka do not have right democratic system. democratic system do not give power to individuals especially who do treacherous work to stay in power. dictatorship system in Sri lanka is not knew. However, This dictatorship partly related to corrupted bribery Singhalese public who are known to endorse crooks & criminal throughout history and enjoy the suffering they themselves initiated in the first place

      In regard to foreigners, This system has become best for foreign spies to come and settle in and activate their programs right against Sinhalese public. So the end of Sinhalese engineered by themselves and nobody else.

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    Enough is enough. This fellow want to see blood. UNF must impeach him without delay. They can do it with a simple majority and can drag another five or six months period until end of his term.If he dont think about the country others must think about. Don’t let him go free.

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    Hello CT Author,

    President Sirisena (MS) would fail when his performance is assessed against what the President of Sri Lanka is expected to deliver. There is no question about it.

    Here is a summary of how Sri Lanka got into this mess!!

    MS was dragged into becoming the Presidential candidate because Ranil Wickremasinghe (RW) had absolutely no chance of winning. The understanding was that MS will be a mere figure head while Ranil ran the country. In the context of 2015, with Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) entertaining the idea of becoming the eternal king, such an arrangement appealed to many voters. Hence MS became the President. The election result was more of a rejection of MR, than an endorsement of MS and his alliance with the UNP.

    MS’s ready acceptance of legislative changes to diminish the President’s powers is evidence of his naivety and the UNP should be credited for quick action before MS developed an understanding of the implications of such legislative changes.

    The political background described above in combination with the situation where no local elections have been held in Sri Lanka well beyond the due date leads a reasonable observer not to object to a referendum.

    UNP fears elections. The MPs are not in the parliament by birth right.

    For the reasons outlined above, I find no reasons to consider MS’s proposal to seek the approval of the people to hold parliament elections preposterous. This is because all power is derived from the people. MS will have redeemed himself if MS succeeds in holding a referendum to dissolve the parliament.

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    Who bought Sirisena? He was never ready or good enough to be the leader of the country. No wonder MR did not appoint him as the PM.

    Chandrika, Ranil and and NGO gang thought that Siresena will dance to their tune no matter what. Sirisena to his credit managed to stop Ranil in many instances before country is sold to foreigners specially to the US.

    Where is Chandrika now and NGO gang is gone with the wind. Ranil is licking his wounds and he will be history by the end of this year. People will punish UNP/UNF along with Sirisena and his SLFP and MR or GR will be unstoppable.

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    hancho pancho

    the presidency can be abolished if the UNP and SLPP agree.When the JVP brought the motion the SLPP and UNP agreed.Then the TNA and SLFP also joined in.The muslim parties ACMC and SLMC did not.I think they need only two thirds in parliamnet to abolish the presidency.THe muslim parties not joining in seems to be just an excuse to postpone the decision.South asia is famous for delay in decision making with always a lot of talk and lot of noise and then no action.

    I would say the best path is to go like this

    2019-abolish the presidency
    2019-have the provincial council elections in one go in november as only one council has to finish its term in october.
    2020 -parliamentary elections.

  • 1
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    What is the status of the Federal project with Land and Police powers after the Wahabi bomb?

    Soma

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      Soma are you actually sleeping or pretending to be asleep. Did you hear what Modi said to Sinhala politicians in Sri Lankan soil. India has realized that non settlement of Tamil problem is detrimental to their integrity and security. He told Sinhala politicians that they have to go beyond the 13th amendment and come to an agreement. He asked Tamil politicians to come to India for discussion on that and directed Indian embassy officials to make their travel arrangements. Indian intelligence have told Indian government that Sri Lanka government is promoting Muslim terrorism by funding and arming in order to harass Tamils, and turning a blind eye to atrocities being committed by Muslims in east and parts of north. They feel that the only way to stop this Islamic expansionism is to empower Tamils as they do not trust Sri Lanka government whose politicians are receiving money from Muslim politicians and businessmen and allowing Muslims to carry out atrocities on Tamils which will lead to Islamization of parts of Sri Lanka. So federal project is being revived by India to control Sinhalese and their Muslim agents. BJP is not congress to pussy foot believing the treachery of Sinhalese, and if they take a decision, they will implement it despite whatever action taken by Sinhalese. Do you want to comply with Indian agenda, if not it will not be a case of dropping parippu in Jaffna but kavung in Colombo.

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        Dr.G.S.
        Will there be a Caliphate within a greater Ealam or alongside a cutdown Ealam?

        Soma

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      somass

      Don’t you think it is better to have inclusive policy on every law that affects everyone everywhere in this island, rather than extend your Sinhala/Buddhist Ghetto suffering to entire island just because you think democracy is about majoritarianism, voted by more stupid people than the rest of the people?

      You do not have to live and suffer in a ghetto provided you claim your right to live in South India.

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        N V ,

        Abraham H Maslow has said ” if the only tool you have is a
        hammer , you need to see every problem as a nail ” , could
        be a fitting tribute to Somas !

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          Native, whywhy
          Didn’t I ask a very realistic and timely question? Why all this cryptic answers? I thought the possibility of a Caliphate within Ealam is a new parameter to be included in the equation and Ealamists definitely have to go back to the drawing board. Will there be a Caliphate within a greater Ealam or alongside a cutdown Ealam?

          Soma

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            Soma ,

            Your realistic and timely question would have been complete
            with the inclusion of 1971 J V P episode and the My3 Mahinda
            October circus ! And also , make sure you take on board
            Uruvarige Vanniyala Aththo who made my day by landing
            country’s Top Men on their real piece of land ! Just take a
            second to read him .

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            somass

            The way things are there is a fat chance you might consider giving up Sinhala/Buddhist fascism and taking up Hindutva fascism as it appears Hindutva ideology is already started putting its roots into many parts of this island, converting the young minds, wearing North Indian style turbans, ……………….

            I think this time around you did not seem to have had good riots.

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    The Lankan Elites have this unwritten rule of protecting each other.
    The collective survival strategies have become more difficult to sustain. The ‘no holds barred’ game of survival of individuals is being played. MS is doing just that!

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    Again, YOU made him president.

    https://youtu.be/8-4aDbeSgzA

    Soma

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