19 September, 2020

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PM’s Office Says Modi Deeply Concerned Over Delays In Indian Projects: Sharply Contradicts Sirisena’s Official Statement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grave concerns over delays in implementation of joint projects agreed upon by Sri Lanka and India, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office announced today.

The statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office issued after the meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart sharply contradicts the communique released by President Maithripala Sirisena’s Media Unit, on October 17.

The President’s statement did not refer to any concerns on the part of the Indian Prime Minister over delays in joint projects and went on to say that the Modi appreciate Sirisena’s effort to strengthen relations between the two countries.

The contradictions between the two statements, issued within a matter of two days, indicate the growing differences between the President and the Prime Minister leading the coalition government in Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister’s Office said the Indian Prime Minister expressed dissatisfaction over the responses from the Sri Lankan government on several important projects initiated by the Indian government in Sri Lanka according to the MoU signed between the two countries, last year. This comes in the wake of The Hindu newspaper’s report on President Sirisena’s outburst at the last Cabinet meeting over the Indian involvement in the Colombo Port’s East Terminal project.

Modi, according to the statement, had urged the Sri Lankan government to discuss directly with him, if it had any doubts about the intentions of the Indian government or its leaders.

The Prime Minister’s Office also stated that Wickremesinghe expressed his regrets to Modi over any “misunderstanding” in Sri Lanka over the Indian-funded projects. It also said the Prime Minister also thanked Modi for his continued support and deep commitment to the progress of Sri Lanka.

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    PM saved former Maharajaneni and his brother from the electric chair
    PM saved former Maharajaneni and his entire family from frauds, murder, rape.
    PM saved Thummulle Sakkili Karuppan.
    PM saved Mahindananda, Gommanpila, Johnston from court cases.

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      We need to look at history of armed conflict and who set up the LTTE in Sri Lanka to understand what is going on today. Why is India so concerned about projects in Sri Lanka? Do these Indian (fake) development projects benefit Sri Lankans, or India’s security interests in Indian Ocean against rival China? Who is protecting Bondscam Ranil by attacking Muslims when the PCOI Report was published in April?
      The RAW truth is that India setup LTTE and funded and armed Tamil paramilitary groups in northeast Lanka in late 70s during the Cold War, when Sri Lanka was moving towards US and India was in Russia’s orbit. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a classic case of BLOW-BACK by the LTTE, which India set up and funded till it became a Frankenstein that RAW could not control. This is the dark history of India in Sri Lanka and rest of South Asia.

      Today India and its recent buddy US are allied in a new Cold war against China.
      Today India’s RAW and Intelligence Bureau seems to be back to its old tricks, with AVA Group in Jaffna, and weaponizing religion with Hinduthwa and building Ravana and Hanuman status etc. Meanwhile, in Colombo and the South India, along with America and axis partner Japan, RAW and IB (intelligence bureau), are on a mission to asset strip, own and use/ operate Lanka’s strategic coastal lands, transport infrastructure and LNG and other marine resources. Trinco, East terminal, railway lands, Muthturajawela lands, Hyatt and Hilton building in Colombo all are targets of the US-Japan-India axis, against China in Sri Lanka.
      The strategy of this axis of US-Japan-India in Sri Lanka is to Divide the corrupt politicians and people, also by putting Lanka is a debt trap, crashing the rupee, weaponizing religion, and looting the long suffering people of Lanka, Sinhala and Tamils and Muslims, alike.

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        You also need to look deeply and realise why the LTTE was formed and who gave Indians the opportunity to interfere , either on the LTTE side at the beginning or on the Sri Lankan government’s and armed forces side later. It was and still is Sinhalese racism, both by ordinary Sinhalese people, the state, establishment and armed forces and this Sinhalese racism still continues , now very openly, a they think they have won and there is no one to support or speak on behalf the island’s Tamils. You and the rest of the Sinhalese do not complain about the India interference on behalf of the Sinhalese but remain silent about this interference, that really helped you to win the war and commit horrible war crimes on the island’s Tamil population, either way India has blood in its hand and it is not Sinhalese blood but Tamil blood. They used the Tamils and their problems to gain entrance and then discarded them and demonised them once they established a rapport with the Sinhalese establishment.

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        Typical Sinhalese mindset, blame everyone else , India, the LTTE, the Tamils. the cat, the dog and everything and everyone else under the sun for the problem that they themselves created but do not want to acknowledge. Their racist mindset that is the root cause of all the problems and is still the root cause. This allowed outsiders to interfere and will still do. If you hit members of your family, like your wife or children and illtreat them , definitely your neighbours, other relatives and outsiders will interfere. Sometimes with good intentions but most time not. They want to create mischief within this disunited family, for their own selfish agendas. This is what India did, they pretended to come with good intentions to help the beleaguered Tamil population , may be the people of Tamil Nadu did but not the others., but their real intentions became very clear, especially when the IPKF arrived. The story may have been different if Indira Gandhi had lived but she did not and inexperienced Rajiv was listening to advise from powerful anti Tamils , some from so called Tamils belonging to a certain caste, who were calling themselves Tamils but everything they did was against their own Tamil people, especially against the Sri Lankan Tamils. Then they wonder why other Tamils do not like them or are suspicious of them. Rajiv paid the price for his treachery. The LTTE was not anti Indian or anti Brahmin contrary to what these Indians stated ,as other than the ill advised Rajiv incident, they never stated anything or did anything anti Indian . However many Sinhalese politicians and did and still do, despite India most times siding with the Sinhalese establishment and the government against the island’s Tamils. Don’t forget about the Sinhalese naval cadet who to hit kill Rajiv and failed. If he had succeeded the story would have been different now. Lucky for the Sinhalese and unlucky for the Tamils. He was made a national hero by the Sinhalese.

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          After Mrs. Gandhi, India saw LTTE as the rock in the harbor and it has to be removed for India’s free access to Lankawe. So, they targeted LTTE. Ricard P. Understood that standing with LTTE is the only way to protect Ceylon. But the dumb donkey Old King worked with Sonia to destroy LTTE and removed the protection they had against India. Now they are open to Indian arrows. They have to meet it or take it. If they fail to meet it, they will surrender to India. If they want to meet it, they have to surrender to China. Either way it is unavoidable Ceylon go under its fourth Colonization of the foreign power.

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        In Indian Political, that Srilanka should under its control, that in 1970 India (RAW) Sent Tamil groups to Lebanon ( Nam Pathan — refugees camp) they had captured by Israel armies and from ( France Indian Tamil translation — Ceylon Tamil to Israel army) , they inform to -Ex, Presiedent (J.R) then only he came to know that Tamils had gone to Lebanon: after that Ex- Ravi ,J,R, came as the commander for ( STF), why I am telling this story, Srilankan Intelligent Department sleeping, why today President M,S, had problems from (RAW), but this government must take action against Indian ( RAW), later they ( RAW) tell, that Tamils was behind this matter,
        I was watching a Massage from – W,W-M.P. He tell that Tamils in ( RAW) , Bullshite, ( he go to P.M. resident and ask help and talk bullshit)

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          “I was watching a Massage from – W,W-M.P.”
          Really, was Wimal wearing any clothes? Who was the lady, and did Wimal manage to get it up?

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          ???

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        Kapila,
        It is true that we need to understand our history without full information. LTTE or any other armed groups were not there before 1970s. The first armed rebellion was by JVP in 1970s and you invited India and India helped to protect your country. India cannot forget the help Srilanka provided to Pakistan during India_Pakistan conflict. LTTE or any other Tamil armed groups were not set up by India. India never supported LTTE. But they supported other Tamil groups. LTTE opposed Indo-Lanka accord but it was forced on LTTE and Srilanka.
        If there was a good relationship between Tamils anD Sinhalese in this country India would have never intervened in our country. Unfortunately you created the enviornment for India to intervene by Sinhala only policy and 1958 massacre of Tamils. You have to pay the price for what you have done to your own brothers and sisters. It is not after Rajiv assasination India turned against LTTE. You may have forgotten India was always against LTTE after 1987 accord and there was a war between LTTE and Indian army where LTTE was armed and financed by Srilanka. You must also know it was Srilanka attempted to assasinate Rajiv in 1987 in Colombo. THere is a security threat to INdia from China and Pakistan. Srilank play double game with India and China. You are playing with two more powerful regional powers.

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      Kamal siritunga There by, PM saved himself and gang of bank robbers from Jail. IS it wrong. Even Rajitha senarathne says, I am working to promote and save my political life, at free of charge, via SLBC. Because, I am talking about expensive medication and not prevention. He thinks Rs 15 Lakhs treat Cancer but nothing about Prevention. There is nothing about rare diseease prevention or manufacturing of less frequently used medication (ca ne imported). Instead cheal medication prices while spending exceeding Rs 15 million to hardlly or rarely curable cancer. What BS. One istallmeno of IMF loan which never came to Sri lanka, I heard, Went to John Amratunga’s touriit promotion in USA from whch we get only Moles. All these are manzaged by this Banm robber Ranil. He is trying to promote himself by having a photo session with MODI. /Mody, a statge minsiter did not become a Cheap – PM for 1.5 billion in his just first time.

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      PM together with President saved the CORRUPTION culture; saved War Criminals. Both haven’t achieved their aims of GOOD GOVERNANCE GOVERNMENT that was promised to the voters in 2015.
      SL has no future with the UNP,SLFP or SLPP.

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    The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

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      Modi Deeply Concerned Over Delays In Indian Projects Why rush..?

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      It seems India is taking advantage of differences RW and MY3 is having. Indian rushing on the projects also hints that Modi seems to have lost trust in MY3 to work with India or in favor of India – On what basis, we don’t know.

      Inviting MR to Delhi and calling him “Probably the next President” etc, all seem to put some pressure on MY3. And during these episodes, there is also an alleged MY3 killing plan by Indian intelligence came out.

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      MY3 is being deceived by 3 different sides, one of the sides is India.

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      Or the left hand is stopping the right hand from washing the arse.It is telling the right hand ‘naan thaan peekai -iam the shithand.’

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    Immaturity in political environment was the reason why President Sirisena made such stupid statement in the Cabinet meeting. How can a leader of a Nation make such statements knowing very well that India can easily put Sri Lanka into major difficulties. Its the fault of the advisers of the President, who are Sinhala Nationalists who think by making such statements or instigating the President to make such statements can become the darling of the majority Sinhalese. Its time President Sirisena kick out all the advisers he has now, most importantly Lakthilaka the Senior Adviser to the President.

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      MY3’s statements or his contradiction with RW/Modi statement is not the issue we should be concerned here. Look at how India is trying to by pass MY3 and interfere in internal decision makings – Modi is acting like a typical pushy salesman to win a deal with the man, who is 2nd in command.
      what worries more is, whether we have a strong leader or a weaker leader, India will continue to dictate terms on us.

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    MODI is PM to 1.3 billion people, a vry peoples man. There are photos whch show Modi is riding the town service Train to home from work. MOdie tried to stop corruption in the Lok Sabha. but, Moles with him informed every other Lok Sabha member and that was scuttled. foreign Powers also tried to screw him up by installing bit coins and he escaped. Sri lanka manufacturing or Indistrial secotr is well ahead and now he is saying His attempt is to double the Farmers income. MODi was za State minister and was not in the parliament for 40 years and has no any achievement except suspicious history of meddling with the Central banks and banks, Killing moles Lomg rangerf fellows, Listening to Batzalandaz tortures and leeting it go and now the world’s humongest Bank Fraud. but, everfy one is escaping. Even in the country where Capitalism and Free is legislated TrumP is going to Trade Protectionism and he is cancelling FTA.s wjhat does Ranil do, Now the rupee is toielr paper for tourists. HE says we have to increase exports. His Stupid minister HARsha DE Silva talk BS. They do not talk about what is happening $ 5 or 7 billion coming from the foreign remittances, Lot of tax deducted from the PEtrol sales and so many loans taken from every where. Ranil is trying to forget his Bond Scam robbery and letting three banks go bust.Ranil is no MODi at all esxcept Modi became cheap by meating a robber. that does not matter, Indians do not care Ranil.

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      JD
      Why are so jealous man.

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        Annesly dias: what do you think, I want to be the PM ? Why these people do not understand, that they live flamboyant lives at the expense of the country.

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      correction: India’s manufactruing and Industry well established. India has more buying power than Sri Lanks. Yet, Modi says HE would be doubling the Farmer income and not importing every thing from overseas. Stupid Ranil wants to imnport everything at the expense the $ 5 billion those women earned. Ranil wants ETCA and Singapore FTA established and ruined what ever left.Bond Scam thief. Ranil for 40 yers what he has acheived except he is hanging to the party leadership and to the PM post by force. He is keeping Sajith PEmadasa and Navin dissanayake – two idiots. So he can excep for ever as there is no one to push him out.

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    India’s last project to delayed is…………..??

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      Sacking MY3

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    Yes MS has done a lot for Polonnaruwa.

    Yes he has done a lot of talking about corruption of others

    Yes, you will see a lot of sand trucks on the road if you visit Polonnaruwa area.

    Yes, they belong mostly to his brothers.

    No, he is not a saint.

    Neither are his brothers.

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    Who cares Modi’s concerns?
    ..”.delays in implementation of joint projects agreed upon by Sri Lanka and India……” Excuse me, who agreed upon?
    Ranil is not the Head of State. May be Modi is not aware. Ranil’s say is not the final. He received only 500K preferential votes in 2015 out of 1.2 million total votes in the Colombo District. (Even Wimal received over 300K votes.)
    Over 99.9% of Sinhalese are against bogus “joint projects” with India which are actually sale agreements. For an example, “The Hindu” says Ranil has agreed to grant 80% of cargo handling in the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India. 80%!!!! How could this be a joint project and who wants this type of a joint project losing the entire terminal to India?
    Even Palaly.
    Palaly sale agreement, in other words, Palaly joint project will jeopardize Sri Lanka’s authority in the Northern Region. Any fool can see this.
    Having India’s involvement in any port, airport, even housing projects in the North is detrimental to Sri Lanka’s interests due to its close proximity to South India.
    India is building Mahatma Gramin housing schemes in Sri Lanka.
    They already built one Gandhi Grama in the Central Highlands.
    Now India wants to expand it to other areas in the country.
    The plan is building 50, I repeat 50 such Ganadhi Gramas. How many people will live there under obligation to India? India can even influence voters in these Indian housing schemes.
    Only selfish politicians who have ulterior motives accept Indian money.
    Look at India. Homelessness is a severe problem in India.
    They need 19 million houses.
    Over 18 million children live on the streets.
    78 million people in India live in slums.
    Then why does India building houses in Sri Lanka?
    They are shrewdly spreading Indian influence in Sri Lanka. In other words, India is distributing Indian political power across Sri Lanka through Indian sponsored Gandhi Gramas. Gandhi himself called this Grama Swaraj.
    As pointed out some other day, there is no need for wasting tax payers money to maintain a Housing Minister and a Housing Ministry in Sri Lanka if India is building houses in our country.
    Before Yahapalanaya came into power, the Sri Lankan government built houses for Sri Lankans. Why do they want India now?
    The magnitude of Ranil’s dependency on India is alarming.

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      Champa

      Instead you spending and wasting time here writing big thesis, is better to join your favourite political party and do politics to become MP/Minister/Prime Minister/President.
      (My apologies if you are already one)

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    Looks like Hindia is dictating terms and manipulating our politicians.

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    lots of deals happening behind the door while the sinhala masses sing pirith and are happy to starve as long as the tamils are kept in their place. for anyone following the recent events in sri lanka, it is hard not to understand US/Japan/India/China geopolitcs behind it. these same forces are strongly supporting militarization in the island. this can be seen with US holding joint military exercises with the sl military while giving lip service to human rights. the hambanthota port is given to chinks on a 99yr lease, effectively putting sl in a debt trap. india has its TNA proxies as the official opposition in the government and to co-opt tamil people into supporting sinhala buddhist establishment in colombo. the sinhala buddhist state was a national security state in the making with more and more power being vested in the centre. it was the tamils who put a check on this state, with the sinhala left neutralized.
    sinhalese were okay when this national security state was utilized against tamils. it won’t be too long before they are on the receiving end. one look at the proposed new CTA we can see how it can be unleased against dissidents. i think soon we can expect to see sinhalese leaving sri lanka in troves but they have noone elese but themselves to blame for the predicament. this was all predicted before.

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    Who is the next “VICEROY” scheduled to call on “His Majesty Narendra Sing Modi”?

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    I heard Health and Medicine is a good discipline for ripping Srilankan Treasury. Helath ministry is going to include GENE Technology. I heard the govt is going to pay some 100 million like something. A Texas Gene Technology company is going to bring their experimental medicine to test on Sri lankan ratients. This is completely experimental medicine using third world patients as gfuinea pigs. The doctor who is working in a private lab herself says it is experimental medicine. IT might work and most probably not depending on the gene composition of the patient. This is applicable for very rare diseases and cancers. Sri lanka should not involve in this. this is a wastwge of money. I geard some ministers know how to get rich doing thier job. They are ripping the country and that is for certin. I heard, there will be a conference and that is ripping countries. All the humaN Genes are patented to american and European companies. What Rajithaq Sebarathne saying will not happen. that is ripping the country.There are big pharmaceutical companies working on genetic engineering of diabetis like diseases. These people are working, mist probably, on rare tropical diseases. Sri lankan govt is going to fund it. But, a western private company get rich at the expense of the country. Minister a good commis. Sri lanka should start Immunology departments in every or most universities and should start Vaccine manufacturing for cancers as well as other diseases.

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    Sri lanka is going to have a confernce on Genetic engineering or what they call Genetic Technology.. That is a Fraud. Sri lanka is not that developed to handle these things in their own. Only thing they can do is, Support a western company to develop personilized medicine for Tropical rare diseases and produce patents at the expense of Sri lankan guinea pigs. Instead hand over it to Universities as research programs and Develop our own. those machine are not affordable to Sri lanka I do not think they will give those. They were talking in the SLBC. but, they should have talked about billions of dolars we need. Because, there are so many countries doing it. Sri lanka is a bankrupt country. Note that.

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    Sri lankan HEalth Minister says that both the Cuba and Sri lanka hasve the best health care in the world. for sure, Cuba has it. but Sri lanka. PArliament ministers even for bacterial infection goes to Singapore or for to very expensive new york medical centers. In SLBC talk about elelctronic patient data. A very good way to send data about the medicine that the foreign company used and to evaluvate those data by the foreign scientists.
    Sri lanka can not produce health care to Dengue or Diabetis. Sri lanka needs small molecular medications from overseas. Instead, they can manufacture patent expired medicine in Sri lanka. they need to introduce Immunology and vaccine manufacturign into the country. Developoig the country’s health care for Rare triopical diseases and for cancers is giving away tghe country for foreigners. EHEALTH RECORDS mean the foreign companies get those and develop all tghe data related to Tropical diseases at our expense.

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    You also need to look deeply and realise why the LTTE was formed and who gave Indians the opportunity to interfere , either on the LTTE side at the beginning or on the Sri Lankan government’s and armed forces side later. It was and still is Sinhalese racism, both by ordinary Sinhalese people, the state, establishment and armed forces and this Sinhalese racism still continues , now very openly, a they think they have won and there is no one to support or speak on behalf the island’s Tamils. You and the rest of the Sinhalese do not complain about the India interference on behalf of the Sinhalese but remain silent about this interference, that really helped you to win the war and commit horrible war crimes on the island’s Tamil population, either way India has blood in its hand and it is not Sinhalese blood but Tamil blood. They used the Tamils and their problems to gain entrance and then discarded them and demonized them once they established a rapport with the Sinhalese establishment.

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      Once‘s in India there was Buddhismus, but Indian Aryan Hindus , not allowed in Buddhim in their country to grow, but there were Tamil Buddhism in —6— countries, but there was no Aryan Buddhism in this word, but if you ask who are Sinhalese? They ( Sinhala) tell That they come from aryan Anccestry, one think , this Aryan never say that Buddhismus not there religion, now my self I agree that lord Buddhism, tell lot of good things to world, my report that Sinhalese and Tamil had lived in Srilanka nearly -34.000- years old, do you know -( Kubara land, that was ancient Ceylon) This new was not in Indians, scriptures, in ancient Americans Scriptures,( in this time Ceylon was rich land)

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      “who gave Indians the opportunity to interfere?”, probably these?

      1. Racism – Give importance to Delhi to control TN. Fire-walling Pakistan / Bangladesh (with an intruder).

      2. (Sinhalese) Buddhism – Where Buddhism started

      3. Idiotism – Not able to understand true colors and intentions of the Big Bro.

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    why is modi concerned over projects here.he should be concerned over projects in india.He is not the sri lankan PM.he is the indian PM.India has slipped from 40 to 58 in the competitiveness rankings.

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    The Indian PM expresses concern over the delays in implementing Indian projects. MY3 is silent over it. RW expresses regrets. Now what is the list of projects,the respective line ministries and the political party of the minister of that respective ministry. A vast majority in the Cabinet is from the UNP and therefore chances are that a large amount of such projects are in the scrutiny of the UNP ministers. Therefore an expression of regret on the part of the PM is most suited and MY3 doesn’t need say anything unless it so happens that a good majority of the projects are handled by MY3 boys. Hence the use of the word “contradiction” in the caption of this article only has the value to attract people to read the article in full.

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    Eventhough, Sri lanka has so many Universities, I think, None of the universities have Immunology as a department and not producing enough graduates to do vaccine manufacturing, to meet the sri lankan demands. Sri lankan wants to introduce Gene Technology (genetic engineering) to treat cancers and rare diseases and tropical diseases and personilized medicine. Sri lanka is a country which can not provide free hospitals and medication to people. doctors have to do private practices and patients have to small molecular medicine at high prices. So, that area is the one to develop and not import vaccines for cancer for each patient (cancers are highly specific to the individual and there are so many disease agents). Sri lanka can develop Protein technology (or immunlogy aspect and vaccines and expand small molecular pahrmaceuticals to meet the demand. Instead developing Genedtic Technology for Cancer and Rare diseases is extremely expensive and very risky. Only advantage is for the foreign company whowill the benefit as a foreign govt bear the cost. On the otherhand, if they do this India, europe or Even chian they will stal the technology, most of the time comapny lose.

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    We as a Nation of Sri Lankan cannot sell out ours all national wealth and assets to Indian companies at any cost .
    We are sovereignty country ,but do not want bully our country by hegemony big power that stick by hand of BJP political power of Indians.
    We are more secular democracy than certain features of Democracy currently prevailing in Indian states and Indian ruling class and their parties.
    We respect sovereignty People of Indian and certain norms of democracy has been influence ours democracy mandate accepts by some of Indian political leaders and their parties.
    We want to have and retain ours mandate democracy of that Universal franchise by people elected pattern of democracy governance time being that denied by UNP regime.
    This internal matter we have to sort our by ours people actions of democracy which is that mode of struggle will of Peoples -Power >
    We People of all Sri Lankan are disappointed of that Indian RAW engaged of 2015 Presidential election in publically and while 2015 August Elections that Indian inviolment and engage has been an undermined ours People sovergerity by high-hand of BJP and INC biggest political parties.
    This stooge of politics tools used that are behind by MS, RW and CBK of alliance of that UNP-SLFP
    so-called co-habitation misgoverning of since 2105 January 8th leadership of MS RW and CBK.
    While that GRAND ALLIANCE has expanded to TNA and JVP and other Indian pockets of Tamil origin of Indian political parties in upcountry.
    Outstanding of this key issues has be redressed by BJP in power that New Delhi as quick as possible>
    We not that against People of Indians,
    We will never support partition of Republic of Indian and Its people for so-called Tamil Nadu for Eelam regime for Tamil speaking rough State on Indian Ocean at any cost ?

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