18 September, 2018

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Please Find Sirisena’s Sword

By Shyamon Jayasinghe –

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“He went about like a Samurai swaying this sword and warning all and sundry that he will fearlessly use it and stamp out the corruption that has been endemic in the island…” ~ Lost Sword and King Arthur’s Legend

President Maitripala Sirisena’s sword is lost! Stuck somewhere. It was a powerful tool that could destroy the corrupt-whoever that may be. He who finds it, deserves the crown of Lanka for he alone can deliver the goods: end the corrupt system and launch development sans corruption. A famous story in King Arthur’s Legends comes to my mind.

One legend tells of a lost sword that is later found stuck and embedded in a rock. The challenge went round that the person who is able to extricate the  sword  from the rock without damage will be King of England.

“Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is right-wise King born of all England.’’

Numerous persons took up the challenge; but all of them failed. Arthur, then no king, went up and managed to pull out the sword. This is how he became King of England and  later unified the kingdom.

Passionate Show Against Corruption

Likewise, is this mysterious sword of Maitripala Sirisena – our President. In his case, he had the sword; didn’t use it; it got lost and stuck somewhere and somebody who can take it out should win the crown of Sri Lanka-Paradise!

President Sirisena became suddenly belligerent and passionate about public corruption during the recent local government elections. He went about like a Samurai swaying this sword and warning all and sundry that he will fearlessly use it and stamp out the corruption that has been endemic in the island since the days of the Rajapakse family dictatorship. His threatening stare was aimed at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his party, too. And this, regardless of the fact that it was that party which worked to have him elected President in 2015. He was so committed, that even those who enabled him to get into the President’s chair could not be saved. “Sorry, Ranil,” he sought of said. It was almost as if he had followed the Bhagawad Gita line about duty being foremost.

Disbelief

It was evident that nobody believed Sirisena’s threat as he had such a miserable showing in the results. People remembered that he was a high profile Minister in the Rajapaksa cabinet but did not bat an eyelid about Mahinda’s abuse of power and the widespread corruption of his regime. Sirisena and the rest of the cabinet watched over all that and they watched over the murders and disappearances of dissenting journalists during that time. He had also participated in the foul acts of faking charges and jailing Sarath Fonseka after a controversial coup hearing. So did he watch and participate in the foul event of removing the Chief Justice. Maitripala never showed an iota of passion or principle about these and other outrageous acts.

Rejection of Sarath Fonseka

The election gone, and we hear no word about stamping corruption anymore. The ‘horu allanawa,” slogan is still lost as we find that court cases against the former bigwigs Gota, Basil, Wimal Weerawansa, Aluthgamage, Gammanpila, Johnston etc etc are being postponed into long dates. Communal riots are being organised by opposition forces. Thugs from outside are being organised to disrupt the country and bring down the government before it reaches its mandated time. Maitripala Sirisena looks on satisfied with issuing some vacuous threat or another. The Prime Minister cannot take too much on his plate and handle the portfolio of Law and Order. He and his party has been insisting that the only man who can do that job be given the portfolio and that is Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka. However, the President has not acceded because of the pressure of Mahinda’s men outside and inside the Sirisena administration.

Aligned with Pohottuwa?

There is a lot of talk going round that Sirisena has been persuaded  to align  with his former enemy camp-the Pohottuwa boys. The rumour is that his own brother Dudley, who is a big business magnate and friend of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is acting as the bridge between the Pohottuwa camp and Sirisena. If this is true, then Sirisena has really thrown that sword away and joined the thieves. There was no need for a hopper feed this time.

Thus, a hopeless game is on that is dragging down the country and  even undermining the significant gains that have been made during the last three years when Maitripala was working with Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP in a stable condition.

Who will find that sword again?

*Shyamon Jayasinghe can be contacted on sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    Who benefits? RW and UNP.
    Why? Because SLPP will get at least 55% of the Sinhala vote and they desperately need Muslim votes if they are to have a chance to win in 2020. So by blaming SLPP and MR and others they ensure Muslim voters will stay with the UNP candidate in 2020: RW.

    So stop your sycophantic lies. You and VishwaMithra are the same apologists for murderous, inept incompetent UNP governments.

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    A well-articulated article on the ground situation by Shyaman! Exactly so. Thank you Shyaman!!

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    Let us not get our hopes up too high. All our Sinhala politicians, our guardians of law and order, the Mahanayake’s and every Nimal, Banda and Upul stand impotent of the evil men in saffron. These evil men now rule our land. They will tell you where you can stand, sit, sell or buy.

    AND, let us not fool ourselves thinking that MR and Gota will tame them. On the contrary, they get their strength from these evil goons, and right now they are planning as to how they can make capital of this situation.

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    Why are you looking for Sirisena.’s sword? Have you got a suitable aperture for it?

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      Percy, Hora Police, Ranjan Whab

      “Why are you looking for Sirisena.’s sword?”

      Pathetic Percy perhaps it is euphemism for Sirisena’s b***s.
      Like you he had lost them both long time ago.

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    People found the sword and cut off Yahapalanaya on Feb 10. Now don’t just try to blame the Prez; both RW and Prez are responsible for the current mess.
    Unfortunately, Shyamon J finds fault with only one party. Please, as a writer try to be honest and impartial so that at the end of reading your crappy articles we won’t feel disgusted.

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    :Stupid Tamil Vedda
    Is it too much of a mouthful for you. Next time we meet keep your mouth open you can relish them one at a time. Lingering taste eh.?What about the aroma? Give your wife to your neighbour and come snuggle up with me. I can guarantee pleasuresthat you demala bastards can never think of.

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    Delightful writing!

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    Stupid man Sharman
    Yahapalana thieves are robbing the country left,right,and centre. Apart from the multi billion bank robberies, the great Kandy HighwY robbery where the cost power square kilometre is over 100 Times more than the Colombo highwAys. Ona gonek Kiriella has made a fortune, so much so that even Rogue No. 1 RW has given him another ministry. Now we find that the foul mouthed dentist Rajitha has awarded laundry contracts to an Indian company. Are they taking the soiled linen to India for washing? Rajitha is going to make mega bucks here. Are there no dhobies in Sri Lanka? Late Lasantha who washed dirty linen in public would have done it free !

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    Sirisena is a patholya says Revd Dambara Amila in a brilliant speech explaining the current situation

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    Sira’s wife took it back to the kitchen to make “Mallum” for him !

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      This has nothing to do with his politics.

      Be decent please.

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    Sirisena’s sword is hidden under the deals…Yahapalanaya is buried under the deals as well. He can talk but cannot act.

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      This is very right.

      He is the one who has promised but did nothing.

      Today having listened to what secretary to Prez say, I thought, it is Mr President stood on the way of SF s appointment as the MINISTER to law and order.

      How many more months he intends to former rascals is the greater question.

      I think Mr Sirisena has been very backward not doing the due as we expected him to be.

      RW has been the victim here, since Mr Sirisena has given the approval Sirasa to do the defending job for him, that is the reason ABUSIVE sirasa has been hunting Mr PM.
      But truths will come to surface in the next few months.

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    Sharman,

    keep sucking the man is completely responsible for cleaning the Central bank. When these UNP suckers will understand how they ruined our country when ever they come to power. Because of His uncle’s actions with Yankees threatening the security of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi trained Tamil terrorist and sent to Sri Lanka to start her Proxy war killing so many innocent lives. Then during “Bheeshana samaya” from 1986 to 89 UNP and JVP killed more than 60,00 youths and Ranil was alleged to run to killing field at Batalanda but was not charged by his friend Madam Chandrika.

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