28 October, 2020

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Pictures: Politicos Run To The ‘Rescue’ Of Flood And Landslide Victims

Sri Lanka’s politicians were quick to respond as disaster struck Colombo and other parts of the country. Some politicians were seeing genuinely making an attempt to help the victims, while others were seen trying to earn brownie points from the masses misery. Here’s a snapshot of politicians touring the affected areas during the past few days.

Jathika Nidahas Peramuna – Wimal Weerawansa:Wimal WeerawansaWimal Weerawansa

JVP Sunil Handunnetti:JVP

JVP Lal Kantha:Lal Kantha JVP

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe:

 

Ranil WickremesingheRanil W

 

President Maithripala Sirisena:Maithripala SirisenaMaithripala Sirisena

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  • 18
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    Terrible suffering of the people.

    This is also a gift to the politician. They can be photographed, get on TV, press, social; whatever and show n tell, that they are with the masses.
    Never mind you wear funky shoes ( like Wimal Weerawansa in this pic ) to watch events from afar, not wanting to wet his shoes. Sigh!

    Kudos to the Armed Forces, Police and other First line responders, official and unofficial. You are the real hero’s.

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      Wimal went to court to stop tsunami funds being shared with Tamils. He worked with Old King to swindle it. Now these goons have applied to foreign governments(It is only West) to help them. The nature, time to time, do things like this help these goons to straighten their back bends.

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        By Tamils, you mean LTTE then yes.

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          “By Tamils, you mean LTTE” That is correct LTTE is Tamil and Tamils are LTTE.

          What is the question you are you answering by “then yes”

          Old King Swindle the tsunami funds because Tamils are LTTE.

          The agreement LTTE made with the government was it needed that money to recover damages its peoples(Tamils) sustained by tsunami. But Baffoon De Silva let the Old King walk away with the tsunami funds, just like Yahapalanaya government had let him walk away the money he got selling the Port City to China. .

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            I knew that you are going to say that but wanted to hear it from you.

            As I posted so many times, there are lot of LTTE posters over on CT. Just wanted to point that out.

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        Wimal can’t even hold his own umbrella!

        And the guy who is speaking to him looks like he is guarding his crown jewels in case Wimal wants to steal those too!

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      RE: Pictures: Politicos Run To The ‘Rescue’ Of Flood And Landslide Victims

      At last, the Politicos are doing some useful work trying to help Flood And Landslide Victims!

      There were not doing much useful work in Parliament!

  • 24
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    The food cooked for the affected people had been seen stuffed by the So called Rogue Politicians and hang ons.!!

    Can’t see the needy people eating food but the Thugs from Palaces are stuffing their bellies as though they haven’t seen good food for months.
    This is the problem with our Politicians , ever so greedy to help themselves first , nothing will be left for the pathetic people.

    Disgraceful! Greedy fellows !!’

    Next give out “false “numbers of deaths and destruction so that there will be plenty of “AIDS ” from the international community.

    This time it’s not Tsunami Money but in the form of Landslide.
    Rich pickings for the Ministers and the crooks who awaits for these disasters to happen to get rich themselves.

    Aney!! ! Bodhi Srilanka , Need to give another Dane To Fatten up the Monks and to make their Vihares to Palaces.
    One need to live in ” Maha Vihare Palace ” to spread Budhism. The Maha Vihare Palace should be bigger than the other one round the corner also known as Maha Bodhisattva Palace.

    Lord Buddha left all his luxury of a Real Palace and found Peace under a Tree.
    But the Maha Sangha and the Tertiary Sanghas need Palaces in the name of Luxury Vihares to live.

    Why?? Because the crooked Politicians and the Businessmen need to rid of their guilt by lavishing the Vihares with Blood money, thus the Vihares reflects the Life style of the dwellers of those ” Vihara Palaces. “

    How low can we get In Srillanka??

  • 13
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    This tragedy was God given. But Government/s should take the 100% responsibility of this. 2014 tsunami funds were swallowed the crocodile who are suppressing that and other related investigations. They are not preparing the country for even small disaster. They wasted country’s wealth on armed. They demolished the Tamils properties life with those arms. Used the name to loot whatever left in the South.

    So far no investigation done in the atrocities created by Old Royals.

    The Tamil people were kept in dire situation for years until they were cleanly swept out by bulldozing from this earth in Mullivaikkal. Foreign Governments and NGOs were banned out of that area. The current government is not ready to talk about that. But it is expecting the God too to sit and watch its cruel destructive activities. So many International media has been given explanation that Sinhalese will not accept their Leaders, Commanders and soldiers being investigated. But it was not the Sinhala People refused to sign for Rome treat. Those Modayas knows nothing. It was Nephew of the Man who went for the Kandy walk to stop Solomon-Chelva pact, went to UN, New York to have the report of the UNSG’s expert Panel to be thrown away. It is the same Old Fox is walking in the water to show that is a man caring about people. It is only sheer politics using the Modayas.

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      God does not bring tragedies. God takes no pleasure in even one death But His judgement may come. Read Ezekiel in the Bible.

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        k.soysa

        “God does not bring tragedies. God takes no pleasure in even one death But His judgement may come. Read Ezekiel in the Bible”

        Before that please check out the satellite weather Map, just to make sure the the Gods watching Sri Lankan have spared Sri Lanka with no more rains these days.

        Right now it looks like the Gods have spared Sri Lanka, for the time being.

        Were the Gods angry because of MaRa and the Yahapalanaya lethargy in prosecuting the culprits?

        http://www.accuweather.com/en/lk/national/satellite

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        “God does not bring tragedies” I may agree with you or not, but it is immaterial as it is a never ending debate as along the Free Awake and Watchtower are there and Jehovah Witness are still alive and awake.

        “But His judgement may come” But only the same judgement for the innocent too? Or, is that your theory that never an innocent was born in this world? Why there is none so far left to remain without he charge His judgement on. If you say when He passes His judgment once, one leaves the Garden, then what does He do to a replacement one come to the Garden? My contention is Stephen Don, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias, Mrs. Solomon West Ridgeway, Junius Richard, Richard, Percy, Albert’s son and Ranil all are Ezekiel’s and Jesus’s gifts to Lankawe, not Buddha’s. They all have got their names from the foreign religion only after Anagarika Dharmapala invented that the land has to be reserved for Buddha to return from the sky where he flew last time. The real witnesses are saying that everything started only after the Portuguese, Dutch and English People came and started to divide and rule. You may want to tell them too to read Ezekiel.

        Be sensible man! People are dying! Don’t use the opportunity to convert. Weerawansa better than you!If you want help, just do that or Bugger off!

        “Read Ezekiel in the Bible”. Go to hell!

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        [Edited out]Soysa, He doesn’t lift a finger to help though does He?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB6kh8jjaKY

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      oi the tamils were kept in dire situation by the racist [Edited out] like you. For 30 years it is the ‘evil’ sinhala government who sent food to the north and LTTE held areas.
      SLG spent on the food, medical care, education, government salaries for administrative staff even for the ones who worked for LTTE for 30 fking year when the only thing you did was funding the LTTE so that they can kill the sinhalese and drag the Tamil children to war.

      you should be spat at. Even Prabha’s children got educated at government expenses and his old father had been receiving government pension until that [Edited out] dies

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        In 1948 the father of the Wildlife Sanctuary- the SinhaLE, Don Stephen, removed the enfranchisement of Tamil and made them less than slaves. In 1956 the Greatest Buddhist of Lankawe, who was killed by one great Buddhist of his own team, removed the Tamils employment by Sinhala Only. Then, applying the Lankawe’s Great Religion the Buddhism, the raping, looting and murdering started from 1958 to 1983, to herd all the Tamils into North and East, while they were doing lot of activities out their provinces. Then, 1983 to 2009 the Lankawe army used food, medicine, rape and Chemical poisons as their weapons and killed between 200,000 to 300,000. In those last days alone 150,000 was killed. Hospital were bombed forcefully obtaining coordinates from ICRC. This is in the OISL report. Then they bulldozed the scene and brought UNSG to witness and attest it as zero casualty. But he exclaimed it was seen he had never seen in his life. The UN listed Rapist Army’s claim of Zero causality appears a little better than yours, which is “You fed them too, while protecting with zero casualty”.

        Now, for the last three days, the New King, minister Mangala and minister Vijayakala is telling the death toll is more than 100,000. I think you are left behind from others if you had not heard Baffoon De Silva saying that when he was the Chief Jester of the Sri Lankan Court, he dismissed the tsunami case of Old King. But, it is ok. This time too, beg, cry and shed some tears in front of the West and make you buck before the rain go away. There are facsimiles flying to whole world for money. Especially India and America has already promised to Wimal for more of his picnic lunches, like the one he is enjoying in the photos above. You can catch up the rest when the OISL report is taken to investigation.

  • 20
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    Looks like Weerawansa can’t even hold his own Umbrella, leave alone ‘Wet His Shoes’

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    they are looking for opportunities to steal flood affected peoples donations and food money , this is what they have been doing last 10 years

  • 9
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    Please CT…this is not the time to get ” political” .let’s just concentrate on coming together to help our people!

    Do you think we could manage that till we get over this disaster? ??

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      Words – What’s wrong with CT displaying the photos of our esteemed politicos “helping our people”?

      Or are you embarrassed to see one of your benefactors stuffing himself with the food that was meant for “our people” affected by the disaster?

      Get real buddy, we are all aware of where your loyalties lie, particularly when you had nothing to say about the great tsunami ripoff by ‘you know who’!

      Think you could manage to be less hypocritical?

  • 5
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    As very correctly stated by you politicians have embarked on a mission to collect votes shedding crocodile tears Successive governments since 1977 are responsible for this tragedy. In 1977 then government started the project to build a house for each family. For this they blocked out valuable agricultural lands which used to retain water in the suburbs of colombo. They did not realise that srilanka has not got enough lands to give10 perches to each family. Answer to the problem was to build flats or apartments as was done by wise educated politicians like Keunamen.With the blessing of the Successive governments Bogollagamas Munasinghe Liyanages blocked out lands indiscriminately.Some of the officers of the U. D.A ,M.C S U.C Swere in their payroll.Politicians allowed unauthorised constructions to get more votes. Having ruined the colombo now they are shedding crocodile tears

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      The Megapolis Project is not going to help protect the Environment.

      It will Create in the Future,a bigger Disaster than the Current One!

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        Before Megapolis RW should concentrate on solving flooding problems. The old drainage system of the Colombo city should be cleaned and made operative soon. So that the draining process become operational immediately. Then the Megapolis should be implemented with the awareness of the flooding situation.

        We can name Colombo as Megapolis of Venice during monsoon.

  • 7
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    Exactly! What pompousness and stupidly and people still seem besotted by such immorality. ..

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    The politicians are making capital of the floods in Sri Lanka.
    Can I ask one simple question how much did the President, Prime Minister and menber of Parliment and cabinet contribute out of their personal wealth toward the flood effected poor people in Sri Lanka. Wimal weersansa how much have you personally contrbuted.

    Why dont the print media publish a list of the politicans contrbutions in the newspapers in the next few days so that the general public will know the geniuin politicans who are with the country and the ones who are getting undue publicity like Weerawansa.

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      None, they are impersonator Leeches living by fooling the dumb voter base. The system is designed to give 2 and get 12. Do you know how much their owners spend for each ellection?. I mean per head.

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    Politicos are responsible for exempting their supporters from cultivating the land on hilltops above a specified height which was strictly observed prior to the independence, when we had efficient Civil servants administering the country as Government Agents, AGA’s & DRO’s running the country. Our politicians who inherited the most efficient administration in Asia, destroyed the efficient administration by making our administrators servants of politicians and ordering them to break every administrative regulation and allowing their henchman to cut the trees in the hill tops and our forests. The result is landslides.

    The mud which flowed in to the rivers because of the deforestation has finally settled down in our tanks, reducing their holding capacity and increasing the content of heavy metals in the water. The high levels of heavy metals in the water has resulted in the Chronic Kidney Disease, killing thousands of people and threatening the lives of future generations.

    We had an efficient administration during the period of President Premadasa, when he allowed his super Secretary to the Treasury R Paskaralingam, who was entrusted the 200 garment factory programme and the Gam Udawa rural housing programme.

    We also had an excellent administration of the Urban Development Authority that handled the urban improvement programmes under another Super Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse. He handed over the implementation of the flood control programme to the Navy. The Navy boats cleaned the canals and maintained the flood control system to eliminate floods in the Colombo District.

    The President & Prime Minister must take immediate action to once more hand over the flood control system to the efficient administration established by the former Defence Secretary. If not the days of UNP under the Prime Minister and the SLFP under the President are numbered.

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      Your note as your say, mere fabrication and GR Propaganda!!

      By the way as far as I can remember had seen COLOMBO FLOODED for decades. Lake Drive , Mt Lavinia , Galle Road to mention a few had seen floods continuously for the last few Decades,
      The community had suffered in silence for decades too.

      The building of high rise flats , hotels and businesses are unstoppable but the underground drainage system had been ignored. , the progressive governments gave permission to build ,the Environmentalists just looked the other way not interested on drainage and the environment and they all played out Billions on bribes,

      So stop spreading Lies to please your master thieves.
      Remember Rain, Floods , and Diseases In Colombo goes together,

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        President Premadasa had a Super Secretary who was even better than GR, because he encouraged all the other secretaries to do their job without fear. As the Chairman of the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries, I represented the issues of the industrialists for many years, together with my friend Patrick Amerasinghe who was the President of Federation of Chambers.

        Paski’s monthly meetings with the business community representatives were a remarkable example of listening to the grievances of the business community and providing speedy solutions immediately or at the next meeting. Paski is probably wasting his time as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance.

        If the Prime Minister allows Paski to once again conduct similar meetings with one or two capable Deputy Minister in attendance, the economy will pick up within one year.

        Hence, please treat my praise of GR as a constructive criticism meant to warn the present rulers that if they do not take corrective action, they will lose all the elections in the future.

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          Well said Mr De Mel.

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      Giving the devil his dues, isn’t it Lal ?

      Good points.

  • 3
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    Wimal the actor just deprived a starving person…this moron could have eaten at home n not partaken the food sent for people who are destitute….4 The loser..any situ is a photo op….humbug …wonder what he did after the SOCIAL VISIT….

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    How I wish somrone added a lil rat poison on WWs pack of rice…1 less loud foul mouth…,sigh…chance hone a begging..

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    SADLY…Sirs its 3 days late…the rain water didnt do much damage in colombo n suburbs…but due to releasing water without informing people that led to suffering..before the govt decided to help…THE ORDINARY FOLKS..did a yeoman service of providing food n necesseties and even providing water transport to take those people who were marooned to safety….irrespective of religion race or caste….but based on humanity….sad to note the govt was SITTING..while people were suffering and now using phoyo ops to score brownie points….

    I DOFF MY PITH HAT to all the civilian volunteers who selflessly helped b4 our politicians opened their eyes after 3 days..

    Now comes the bigger issue….re settling the people in their homes filled with mud n water…..helping them to re start with their livelihood…providing kids with their books n uniforms….

    Now is the time to unite….help each n everyone affect3d by natures fury..enhabced by humans…

  • 4
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    Not only people from Kegalle Floods and Landslide are suffering There are people in the North and East as well suffering the effects of severe floods.
    Why Cinderella treatment to other areas and the others too. Are they not PEOPLE OF SRILANKA??
    Really be human to all those who are undergoing hardships.
    Remember one Nation theory??

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    Why do you give prominence to the worst rouge Sri Lanka has ever produced and give him prominence with two photographs?Are you the mouthpiece of this tom tom, beater who was MRs acolyte?

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    Mr.k.soyza: “God does not bring about tragedies” ,you say! Read the bible. God himself is a tragedy!

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    There is an old Tamil proverb that says “vellam varamun anai katta vendum”
    (Dam should be built before the floods appear) No doubt concerned officials in the line agencies have done their work. I know this because I was part of the administrative system. But it is the political bosses that have failed. The latter are more interested in stealing from DDC votes and funds from their ministries. Thanks to our politicians, within the last two decades they have brought Sri Lanka to the pitiful economic miseries of failed countries like Bangladesh.

    Kettikaran

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    CT must change this heading of this article to “Politico’s run to flood and landslide victims”. We all know that “rescue” is not in the least interest of any modern day politico. Rescue is what our brave boys and girls do in the forces and a few good Samaritans do with a genuine compassion. We all know that the running by politico’s are done to show face and return to their luxury feathered nests that cost millions of Rupees to our tax payers and citizens foot the bill. These politicians know only to steal and plunder from our people, and a job they will surpass in doing better than our previous Tsunami Horra-Maha Raja.

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    All the sympathies that are kindled by the politicians will generate a lot of money to flow to Sri Lanka. The politicians are waiting rubbing their hands. Just like the tsunami millions stolen by Chandrika and Mahinda, you can be absolutely sure that these politicians in the pictures will also do the same.

    However this time around Wimal Weerawansa will miss out – sadly.

  • 0
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    Did Ranil W get his pants wet? It looks like several people (his goons) are holding him up so his feet do not get wet!!!!

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