21 September, 2020

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Pohottuwa To Revive Anti-Muslim Campaign And Probes Against Opponents As Election Campaigns Kick Off

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will resurrect several sharply divisive themes that helped President Gotabaya Rajpaksa cruise to victory in the November presidential election as the parliamentary election campaign kicks off including a hate campaign targeting Muslims and neo-colonial conspiracies against the West Colombo Telegraph learns.

Reliable sources told Colombo Telegraph that law enforcement has been instructed to resume hyper activity on multiple investigations including fake sterilization conspiracy involving the Muslim surgeon Dr Shafi, the Ranjan Ramanayake phone recordings, the detention of attorney Hejaaz Hisbullah, the Swiss embassy abduction saga, former Minister Champika Ranawaka’s motor accident and cases against strong politicians in the opposition camp with a view to the August 5th general election. Former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera will also be a main target during the renewed investigation drive targeting the election.

Sources said the public could expect to see a heightened propaganda drive on all these cases and a resumption of anti-Muslim slogans in relation to the Easter Sunday bombings in 2019. The Easter Sunday bombings will also be used to discredit the opposition which held office when the attacks took place but wil carefully avoid laying blame on former President Maithripala Sirisena who is now chairman of the SLPP-SLFP alliance and SLPP candidate from the Polonnaruwa district.

Colombo Telegraph learns however that instructions have been given to all true-burgundy SLPPers from the highest levels of the party to work behind the scenes to discredit President Sirisena which could leave him trailing in the preferential vote contests in his home district. Growing divisions within the SLPP-SLFP alliance will peak during the electoral contest in which the ruling party is running almost without a contest. SLPP candidates will be given funding and marketing opportunities exceeding SLFP candidates which could lead to the defeat of the SLFP group in several districts. Other divisions are also simmering between SLPP politicians and the Viyathmaga candidates more aligned to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the groups compete for party funding and presidential patronage for an edge in the polls.

The SLPP party wide poll campaign is being marketed under the theme “වැඩ කරන රටක් උගත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවක්’ (“A country that works/a learned parliament)

However several bad eggs from the party including chill powder mixture thrower Prasanna Ranaweera and alleged Negombo drug lord Nimal Lansa have been given nominations to contest. (By Chinthika de Silva

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    Winning by deception, division, and winning at the expense of innocent people. If they are confident they are going to win, why resort to these divisive and controversial tactics? Can’t they win on their “wonderful” achievements?
    I wonder what justifications his supporters will come up with for this. They seem to have many usually, mostly weak and unconvincing.

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      Ashan,
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      Going to hold election, wihtout improving the awareness of the people adequately is almost sowing paddy in fields where there is no water.
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      Media men should be punished if they mislead the nation or keeping them nation in dark. How can we expect better situation, so long media men would not do enough in th eline of awarness programs to the rural folks.
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      I think it is the right of people not to get caught VICIOUS politicians, indirectly helping those men wasting the tax payers funds.
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      The curernt govt is comparably the worst ever govt since independence, not a single pledge is yet fulfilled but they ask for a 2/3 mandate.
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      Family politics should go out of the sights of the people if at all the people to achieve lot for a better future for their lovely ones.
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      Alone the manner the current men in power how they handled COVID crisis is far behind the like minded countries such as Nepal, Vietnam, Venesula and even Ethiopia. But to my eyes, TV screens overflow at nights with RAJAPKAHSE self-congradulatory remarks .. how come ?

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      CT

      The Daily Mirror reported that columnist Rajeewa Jayaweera who regularly contributed to CT has committed suicide. He had published many pieces on Sri Lankan Airline and Mihin Air.

      My thoughts are with his family.

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/Man-found-dead-at-independence-square-suspected-suicide/155-189910

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        Native,
        Do you remember Kegalle Jayamanne wrote a detail letter about who killed (He killed) Lasantha and commit suicide. Then New King immediately sacked Dilrukshi from Director of Bribery Commission? For few days country was fearing the Rapist Army was going to take over the government.

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      You seem to never have enough of the thosai smell coming from the rear end. How is it smelling now?

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        Poet L
        Nowadays it is hard to tell between Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims from the smell that interests you.
        The Sinhalse and Muslims have log since overtaken Tamils as Thosai eaters in restaurants.

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    The characters mentioned must be released, bailed out, remanded or prosecuted early so that they can defend themselves in a court of law. All the cases must be dealt expeditiously, elections or not, not withstanding advantage/disadvantage to any political side.

    Soma

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      You seem to never have enough of the thosai smell coming from the rear end. How is it smelling now?

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        You can’t get enough some smells. That depends on what they consumed in the day time. A cow is a patron of Saivakadai, eat vegetarian food. Any thing come out of cow is holy for Hindus. They dissolve and spray dung around their houses because they believe it removes natural foul odors. There is beautiful wild pussy called in civet, you may not have smelled coming out of it.
        (You are shallow headed Poet, man!)

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        PL,
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        try to be civilized, what matters is not THOSAI smell but the profile of a person. What should be the greater difference between the animals and the civilized human beings – civlized ones would ponder about anything before being droped down.

        Majority of lankens would not learn it as I see it today. Rebuilding the society would be essential and the need of the hour than any other developement based on physical structures.

        You guys would never see it right, so how would your second or third generations would learn it from you – this is why I always say, not the kids, but their parents should be taught to treat other alike if at all a reconciliation would be beneifit all- the rest will come by their own. See how things move easily forward in the west.

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        Poet Lothario.
        You must be the yak jack behind every Yakkade thosai that comes out of the anus’s [ backsides ] of every Yakko who relishes in the consumption of quality Tamil Indian food.
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        You petty racists love attempting to bully the minorities but you unholy unruly mobs are the biggest customers at South Indian eateries.
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        Why I humbly ask
        Arent you buggers I meant the petty-minded Yakko racist hypocrites and the laughing stocks on this wonderful planet of ours.
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        Wear a verti, go around bare-bodied with your foreheads obnoxiously decorated and make a valiant effort to become an imitation Tamil and change your name to Lothariossunni the thosai mudalali with a loud leaky always farting smell oozing silencer.

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    CT… This is really funny guys. Who is here trying to divide the nation? It is CT who is trying to this. Not SLPP. Why are you operating from overseas behind the curtain? There are enough laws in this country to take action against people who are working against social harmony, Why not you lodge a complain to the court and give documentary evidences to prove this? You are a coward. Government authorities can not take you to the court on hate and fake reporting as you are not in existence in Sri Lanka. If you have any real public welfare concerns and about social harmony, ask one of your local representatives to come with documentary evidences to a court and lodge a complaint and let the government to answer to that. This is a spineless campaign against GR. Sinhalese majority should teach a lesson to CT and the crew, by giving GR 2/3. Someone should translate all these derogatory articles into Sinhalese language and publish. Then you will see how Sinhalese reacts to this hate campaign.

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      CT has kicked off the election campaign. As usual main strategy is to secure en block voting of minorities. Nothing is more halmful to race relations than this reliance on 100% minority votes and nothing is more vicious and poisonous in intention than setting up one community against another for this purpose.
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      Relentless effort was made to set up Christians against Buddhists which would have been a dangerous reality by now if not for that great man Cardinal Malcolm. (One notable activist on this path is Thisaranee Gunasekara). This man of peace who saved this country from another ’83 was endlessly vilified on these pages. He had no right to feel emotional and demand justice and was expected to blame the opposition than the government!
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      Muslims should refuse to be brainwashed by this devilish propaganda, refuse being treated like cattle and Muslim community leaders should encourage their people to vote freely between main parties including the Muslim Congress. For their own good.

      Soma

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        somass

        “As usual main strategy is to secure en block voting of minorities.”

        Do you know whom does Hindian Swami support?
        He gave a huge welcome party to Mahinda in early 2019, when he was in the opposition.
        Are you sure why Swami is right behind Mahinda/Gota. It would be much easier to stab him in the back.

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      Atu,
      We all are open in our places. It is Aanduwa only hangs its curtain in front Sinhala Buddhist mass to prevent it watching our play. That is because Aanduwa watches and enjoy it though your eyes and mind. As you have only lived your life behind the bars, you think the world is behind the war.

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    Was these flowers purchased with Covid relief fund or the China loan. Basil should be a really happy guy.

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      Burt

      You forgot Hindian loan/grant, American Grant, EU grant, …………….
      Man you must be getting old, couldn’t remember other loans and grants.

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    It will be the minority and not just the Muslims at the receiving end. MS came up with 21,000 signatures slogan which turned out to be the “joke of the year”. Regardless of election outcome SLFP will be systematically decimated,( by SLPP), UNP will be divided as long RW is in politics ( I guess Mangala got the message) , Minorities does not hold any sway as in past, because of their own doing. Rajapaksas know well that SLFP is the only threat to family dynasty and given the past experience they do not want another MS / unforeseen traps in future. Appealing to the same voters who brought us to this state is in vain. Welcome to an authoritarian Lanka.

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    the coming colours for the hora boru SLPP at the upcoming general poll seem to be bleak and the duped nearly 7 million voters have not realized the hard way that they have buttered on the wrong side of the bread.
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    you can lie many a time but when one gets caught with his or her pants down the whole circus act comes to an end.
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    that’s what has happened to the SLPP, now they will endeavour to bring fear into the minds, bodies and souls of the easily being mislead modaya Sinhalese by raking up the dead ethnic issues, the Muslim’s coming to get them and all other nonsense to try to win back the losing poll on the 5th August 2020.
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    the costs of living, the boorish attitude of the present rotten to the core rulers handling of the coronavirus the not-giving of the Rs. 5,000.00 bribe as promised and the militarization of the country into a rajapuka jarawama dictatorship will be the downfall of these religious maniac infidels who are experts in frightening the ignorant coolie Sinhala masses that the philopshcy, not a religion Buddhism is in danger of being driven away from the shores of this ever since 1956 cursed not liked to live in a hellhole.

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    Is it just an imagination or true ????? Look at the news and daily there is a violent murder. Today in independence square, yesterday trishaw union leader. Prior to that Soysapura shooting, one in Vavuniya, a mother of four was killed in East. .Even during the lock down there were such frequent incidents . Gun violence too has gone up exponentially. In the mean time attacks on individuals and gangs by rivals are continuing unabated in North. Why have a task force ????, What is the true purpose of task force ??? is it suppression of free media.

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      Mysterious murders, and suspicious deaths…..the Rajapaksa’s are back in power.

      The last bunch of scoundrels may have been corrupt, but the media, and people who disagreed with them, never had to fear for their lives.

      But hey, the streets will be clean, and the tough guys will rule with an iron fist. The Rajapaksa supporters better be careful what they wish for.

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    The bloody electioneering and its not only CT but all engaged will do everything on earth to divide with the objective of winning and then rule easily. A bitter lesson left by the British as a legacy around the world. What a ingenious invention given to the world and our hypocrites follow it. We are divided not only on ethnic lines but look at the religious, castle, creed and you name it yes we are divided.
    Anyone out there with a belied…divided we fall and united ….what did they say ….. STAND .

    Can anyone out there from Colombo, get rid of RW and Ravi and give them a well earned rest and send them home rather than to the legislature after this elections.

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      Rest Harrow

      “The bloody electioneering and its not only CT but all engaged will do everything on earth to divide with the objective of winning and then rule easily.”

      Your typing above is not clear however you are rest assured CT is not contesting the elections.

      “Can anyone out there from Colombo, get rid of RW and Ravi and give them a well earned rest and send them home rather than to the legislature after this elections.”

      By the way why single out Ravi Karunanayake who is only 57 years old whereas
      Ranil is 71 years
      Gota is 70 years
      Mahinda 74 years
      R Sambandan 87 years
      Chamal 77 years
      G. L. Peiris 73 years

      Will you now demand those who are over 40 years to resign from political offices or quit politics altogether?

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    It is not surprise that Mahinda Rajapaksa family using the same tactics to cheat Sinhala Buddhists. So Muslims are the targets once again. It is almost six months President Rajapakse took power but they couldn’t do anything to their promises to reduce the burden on ordinary people. They couldn’t bring any Muslim politicians or lawyers to the courts for any crimes they loudly shout in media because every accusation is fabricated to cheat Sinhala Buddhists. They knew well that they can cheat Buddhist Sinhala easily than any other community in Srilanka. Sinhala Buddhists do not understand the fact they are the real losers of Mahinda Family fake propaganda.
    Mahinda family is now ready to release Tamil prisoners and to include the same proposal on devolution of power that was developed during the previous government because they need Tamil politicians to get two third to get rid of 19th amendment and to change the constitution enable to get executive power to Mahinda Family forever.

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    How Rajapakses win by 2/3 majority.
    Sensible Sinhalese want Rajpakses to loose and and have decent country.
    Reasonable Tamils want to live in country with law and order.
    Racist taunt by Tamils columnist from overseas convert sensible Sinhalese to racist Sinhalese
    Racist Sinhalese mantra of Sinhalese Buddhist country will change reasonable Tamils to racist Tamils.
    Most Tamils becomes racist Tamils
    Most Sinhalese becomes racist Sinhalese
    There are 75% Sinhalese in Sri Lanka
    There are 20% Tamils in Sri Lanka
    Rajapakses will win by 75/20 ( More than 2/3) Majority.
    After the election both racist Tamils and Racist Sinhalese become sensible Tamils and sensible Sinhalese until next election.

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    Probes against opponents ???? Is that a reason , few have already withdrawn.

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    Hey CT, the guy who was found dead at the Independence Square is Rajiv Jayaweera.
    Remember him?
    I have seen many articles written by him.
    I recognized him from the photo.

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      Dear Champa,
      I really dont kno why CT has not yet reacted on the death of that great writer. I have no doubt, this is not a suicide. Wait and see, the truths will come to light sooner than later. He has written several articles on the CT within the last 6months.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/author/rajeewaj/

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    There are few others who would benefit by the same option>
    Worth considering.

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    Champa, you may be right. That is what the news paper says. It is Rajeewa j. I just went back to check his last article written here in CT was in April. I use to keep thinking where he was ???? (also Laksiri) . Though I dislike his writings which were biased, at times full of anti minority connotations , I am still shocked and dismayed. # RIP.

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      His gun apparently cost him Rs 151,000, according to a suicide letter quoted by Uvindu Kurukuasuriya!
      /
      Some who keep spitting at this website need to seriously consider the option. The money can be secured from micro finance, who would willingly grant.
      /

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      Chiv,
      i thought he was a racist. Please check his articles as I added above. It is said, for some reasons, he failed to get on with Rajakashe clans during the last few weeks. Laksiri F is also set in his silent mode for the last few months.

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    “Pohottuwa To Revive Anti-Muslim Campaign And Probes Against Opponents As Election Campaigns Kick Off”.
    This is what I see often in CT with numerous comments from readers who take these news articles like vultures waiting for a meal.
    How ironic it was when the Yahapalana brothers in collaboration with, TNA, and other fringe parties were in power, these same readers never were made any comments condemning those actions by their favourite brothers in the Parliament though there were ample clear evidence to them reviving Anti-Buddhist agenda by targeting Buddhist monks and others associated with Buddhism and harassing, imprisoning them and openly supporting the vandalisation of buddhist monuments across the country.
    CT’s valued readers never raised an eyelid or made any conscientious objections when those thuggish behaviour of the previous Govt was prevalent.
    Their agenda was to coerce Sinhalese to submission by means of instilling fear in them to agree to every unfair, unethical decision taken by the Yahapalana Govt to appease the minorities who were controlling Govt agendas. They did not envisage the backlash from the majority populous who voted them out at the previous presidential election. After and during the election the mantra of the Yahapalana buddies was to play the race card to gain support, but it backfired big time not because majority Sinhalese were racist but they were fed of being cowed into submission.

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    This is what the Majority voted for and Gotha is not going to disappoint them. But the Country is going to pay the price. But Gotha lovers dont care. The Task Forc has claimed its first victim Rajeeva a Gotha Lover and this must send Shiver down the spine to any one. From what I have heard TNA were given the warning that if they want to live they must Toe the line. It will add to the number of Killings by Gotha to the Charge Sheet of the Californian Court who who will Prosecute him when he leaves office.

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    I have searched through the remnants and it appears that Rajeeva probably paid a price for delving into the Air Bus Deal which upset Gotha. so he Task forc was used. Rajrvaa was a Gotha lover so every Gotha lover of which there are 6.6 million must be shitting in their pants.

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      Kali,
      I think it was because of his stand against the task forces and various other other issues against the ramphant corruption. As one of my friends shared to me – the guy is said to have been suffering from a back pain for such a long time and eye impairment. However, there are no evidence to confirm this to be a suicide.Nor have any security guards of others heard of a shoot in that night. Kamal Agunaratne may be aware of the shoot more than the assumed shooter – is what one of my friends added.
      Why should he come to the very – independent square – to take his life ? And CCTV cameras have gone missing as is the case with the usual affairs of Rajapakshe involvements.
      And tell me how many of then GOTA lovers remain to be lovers today ?
      Many of them are speechless – they dreamt of a world – with tangible changes – but except wall arts, nothing worked yet to be treated with ” WOW effect”: ?

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