1 November, 2020

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Pictures: Mahinda Violates His Own ‘Chinthanaya’: Thithata Matha With Foreign Minister

For several years the Rajapaksa regime appears to have been politically intoxicated with its ‘Mathata thitha’ campaign, claiming or boasting that it has significantly reduced the number of people who are abusing or addicted to tobacco, alcohol or narcotics, Daily Mirror noted a few weeks ago.

According to a report tabled in Parliament early this month, the Excise Department has renewed the licences of five big liquor companies though they owed more than Rs. 1.6 billion in taxes by the end of last year.

The same Daily Mirror editorial noted; “Pouring more drinks and adding one for the road to the political cocktail and concoctions, is the disclosure that last year 55 new liquor licences were issued, most of them probably to politicians or business patrons of VIPs. This is the highest number of liquor licences in a year issued since 2006. Forty one were issued in 2011, 51 in 2010, 40 in 2009, 36 in 2008, 42 in 2007 and 35 in 2006.

Even a drunken person reading these figures would know that something is going wrong  somewhere and the government needs to tighten the stopper if the high spirited ‘Mathata thitha’ is not to turn into ‘Thithata Matha’.”

Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo’s last night tweets show how the President Mahinda Rajapaksa violates his own election manifesto Mahinda Chinthana with the Minister of Foreign Affairs G. L Peiris.

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    Which idiot writes this rubbish. Take a picture, and fabricate a story around it, just like the other idiot that fabricates misinformation videos for CH4? The liquid in their glasses could equally be ribena, blackcurrent or cola, as well as a cocktail of spirits. So don’t spread such crap on this page, because it exposes your ignorance. Do us a favor. Get a photo of the President really drunk and fallen in between two vats,aand publish it to go along with your crappy article.

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      Well said. Besides it is rumored that he prefers single malts.

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        It’s the tipsy boys “seeya biwa wine” tempo. I don’t know why? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XlmoFZDJLc

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          You know what is sad? There were many “Hamuduruwos” who had their up in arms because Sarath Fonseka said he wouldn’t interfere with someone’s freedom to take a drink at a party and painted him a drunk. There were many Braindead Buddhist Sinhalese (BBS) who used that as a reason to vote against Sarath Fonseka.

          There were plenty of reasons to not vote for Sarath Fonseka but to not vote because he promoted drunkenness was a read stupid one.

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      Whatever you have to tell about the photo he has used in this article, it is not just about the photo! See the figures he has quoted. And of course, even you Mr. bo, agrees that this is a bitter truth in Sri Lanka. I am not saying alcohol should be stopped. I am saying the policies of this government is all rubbish.

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      @ bo
      Your the idiot for trying to whitewash a crook and a liar like Percy Jilmart RajaPassa. :-D

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      Nice one! Ribena is a wine glasses – the children are literally playing with themselves!

      Also, lets not forget that the Wine and Song and the SKY BAR, “KINGS-BURY LIFESTYLE” of the Rajapassa brothers and sons means an economic development policy to make Lanka the CASINO HUB of Asia. Bring on the wine, women and song!

      Let the GAMES at Carlton Sports begin!

      Miracle indeed!

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      You are correct. It can be coke.

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      Yes, I fully agree with you and I think he is Drinking Plain Tea. If you look carefully you also can see a piece of “Kithul Hakuru” in his left hand.

      Our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi is trying his best to stop Alcohol but some of his officers has issued 300 bar licenses during Last two years without his knowledge and against his A(M)hinda Chinthanaya.

      Even if someone argued that he is drinking Wine or some alcohol there is nothing wrong according to Ellawala Medananda Chakrawarthi.

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      Stop writing such meaningless crap! Slandering our President will not benefit our motherland.
      He is a charming man, please give him some space to relax.

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      you correct,

      wHAT THE hECK?.

      Mathata Hitha is only for SRI LANKA.
      Not for International Arena.

      No Kassipu, No beedi,That is mathata Hitha.

      If you are My Man , Our Man, APE MINIHA , You can do Any Gilmart.

      Do a rape, and come to me, I have my Defecto C J. the best legal eagle in srilanka.
      even he will change Man to woman.
      he will look after every thing,

      we will do magic also,
      Disappearing games are our’s best in the World.
      And We are the experts in the field.

      Who wants worry about my MATHATA HITHA.
      BE CAREFUL OKKKKKKK??????.

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      Agree.

      Sri Lanka cannot progress or debate real issues. Coz’ our dumb citizens and media are focused on this kind of trivial things.

      If they had a drink at a cocktail reception, fine with me. None of my business.

      Focus on far bigger lies these guys in the photograph say and crimes they commit. There is plenty to investigate and expose.

      This one is a non starter.

      Cheers!

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      CT say…..”Mahinda Violates His Own ‘Chinthanaya’:

      Yes Wine is a Honest Gentleman’s drink. Wine is consumed by honest, trustworthy, reliable,people with follow ethics, norms, discipline, just and valued Gentlemen and not the cheaters, liars, thugs and morons.

      What happened to 17th amendment, over 200 Reporters, journalists and human right activists, CJ Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake, Gen.Sarath Fonseka, over 40,000 Tamil war victims, over 20,000 tamil innocent people who were taken as prisoners,independent Police commission, Independent Judiciary, Independent Election commission,Independent Media, human right groups etc….etc…

      I think UN should serve Kasippu to the dictatorial oxymorons who do not know the meaning of Gentlemen and Good Governance in future.

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    GL seems a little tipsy though. He looks ready to break out into a song. Perhaps “please release me.. let me go…….

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    “Promises are like biscuits. They are made – to be broken” (Lenin)

    F.N. Stein

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    It’s wine. Wine is good for the health.

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    This is Colombopage gutter paparazzi reporting. There is a significant difference between the social scourge of alcohol abuse we face and a man (regardless of his politics) having a glass of wine at an diplomatic event. This really is ridiculous low brow reporting. We respect you for being an independent voice on serious issues we face in Sri Lankan. Please don’t demean yourself, your credibility and fuel your detractors.

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      Well said !!

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    Kosovo ? Gosh didn’t the FM Hoxhaj tell Pres Raja.. and Pole Vaulter Peiris, the man with many tonuges, how they got their independence, with help from the IC.

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    Btw, let the chap have a drink, what the heck. We mustn’t be tied down by our own policies. They must be as fluid as water or whiskey n water.

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    Ha haa RajaPassa is a shrewed cunt of misery…the fellow wants to build ties with Kosovo to find out from them how and what they did to become a separate state, and try to use that knowledge against the Tamils and the TNA. :-D

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    bo(ooruwa), first read the article before making comments.

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    I use to read CT stories with interest lately CT publishing stories for the sake of publishing, without any substances if they get a image of President they manipulate a story. You are not amateurs…

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    Mathata thitha had been initiated to stop people from turning into drug addicts and leading into all the health and social issues. Attacking president on that for holding a wine glass in a cocktail party is pure hatred and total stupidity!

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    @ bo, The host of that Party might have been some low class folks,(like most on that island) to serve “cola” in Wine glasses. LOL.

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    Will one of you Journalist write an article regarding our dormant Opposition leader RW instead of the President MR. I am no supporter of MR, but the impotence (Politically) of RW as Opposition Leader irks me more.
    If a Presidential election took place now, and the ONLY two Presidential candidates were RW & Mervyn Silva, I bet my bottom dollar, MS would win.
    So, for heavens sake, MR is not our problem, but RW. Afterall, MR gets stronger by the day due to RW’s weakness, and you Journalist write such mundane articles regarding MR, when you should be really be putting RW under the microscope for the Opposition failures.

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      A very valid point indeed !

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      Well said , Dear CT Editors why don’t you guys publish some relevant articles about RW than this 3rd grade gossip , who gives a monkey about MR’s drinking habits . please do us a favor by exposing RW’s double dealings with MR, that is food for thought !

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    Dear CT

    Your article and the data are eye opening for entire Srilankan community to be more vigilant to wipe out the Alcoholic culture from this beauty full island…but it does not matching with the picture and the history behind…

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    Poor journalism. it is true that he should set an example to others.But just having a glass of wine at a function like this should not make him an ” alcoholic”. After all drinking cannot be stopped legally and any sensible person should know the harm of excessive drinking.If people go insane and drink heavily the society on the whole cannot do anything about that.We have more burning issues.The law and order of the country is eroding.Corruption is sky rocketing.Please…please write about those important things without wasting our time.

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    what is this nonsense…the man drinks a wine..so what!
    he is Man..not a teenage boy!
    if the issue is, ‘Mathata thitha’..
    I don’t think it is even a project in operation..
    there are many cases however, blowing up illegal alcohol joints which is a good thing.

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    Poor journalism !

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    That is Portello not wine. This village clown can’t drink wine. Wine is for cultured people. Uncultured people don’t drink wine.

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    Like someone has said here the quality of journalism has gone down rapidly in CT. Earlier this was the first SL news site I used to turn to but now finding it increasingly becoming a site dedicated attacking the government and the presidency. Any respectable news site should publish only those articles that provide constructive criticism and not cheap tabloid journalism that is dedicated to personal attacks on individuals or to boost up egos of some people. This article is such a one. What is the point of this? A president of a country mingles with other world leaders with a glass of wine (could be non-alcoholic as well). Yet he is portrayed as a boozer who is not following his own policies at home. Anyone with basic intelligence would see the utter stupidity of this article. In the UK there are several policies brought forward to bring alcoholism under control by the younger generation. Yet Mr Cameron is well known to hang around in his local pub having a drink or two during the weekends. Is there a conflict of interest? Grow up!

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      Hahaha truth_seeker, I’m very well aware of your other comments, pathetic MARA [Edited out] licker. Now trying to be smart. You grow up !! We are not fool, this picture shows how Hippocratic man he is. All ways telling he is not drinking. Our Upasaka ammala here loves him, because he is not drinking, these foolish upasaka ammalas think he is a good buddhists etc. Grow up grow up !!! I’m sending this photo to a few temples in the next poya day. will see what our moda Upaasakas have to say.

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    A wee bird hints that MR has the habit where when he walks out of dinners would like to feel the smoothness of the walls! Is this anything to do with this ? The answer is yours my dears! Ribena my foot!

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    To be well aware of my comments you need to be dead tiger posterior licker! Hippocratic man? Really? I guess you meant to say hypocrite. There is no such thing as a Hippocratic man. At the end of the day we are all hypocrites. Look at you. You pretend to be a educated human being when clearly you are neither! Before calling others ‘moda’ don’t you think you need to brush up on your language skills.

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    Well this story is a disgrace to journalism. There are enough and more issues in Sri Lanka than a man with a glass of wine. Looking at the comments i feel majority readers are no exception either. In the presence of these kind of citizens it is no wonder why our parliament is fill with idiots.

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    Wonder what’s the choice of bites came with the wine. Pork sausage, cheese, calamari,roast beef.

    Forgot my “Bulath vita” Beetle leaves and “hunu” and the Vegetarian diet bite.

    Sri lanka’s Coconut Arrack Tax alone is 58%…..and UN Holiday safari.

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    What an awful bunch of comments, some laughing at their own supposed hilarity! What ignorance and pettiness is exposed by our people..sad.. will never grow up, cannot grow up..

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