1 October, 2020

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Policy Statement Delivered By President Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Full Text

Policy Statement delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the inaugural session of 9th parliament of Sri Lanka:

The election held on August 5th marked a turning point in the history of Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka.

We asked the people to give us a 2/3rd majority to form a stable government.

First of all, I would like to thank and extend my gratitude to all the patriotic Sri Lankans for giving Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and its allied parties a historic and resounding 2/3rd majority for the first time in the history in an election held under the Proportional Representation System.

Universal suffrage is a democratic right that we must all respect and uphold. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Sri Lankan voters who exercised their voting right in this election.

During the Presidential Election held last November, over 6.9 million people gave me a decisive mandate, placing a very high confidence in me. So far through my actions, I have proved that I will uphold the promise that I will not violate the trust they placed on me.

The period between the Presidential Election and the Parliamentary Election has been very challenging for us. What we inherited was an economy that had collapsed. Since we did not have a majority in Parliament we were compelled to function with a minority government. In addition, we had to face the COVID-19 pandemic that disabled the entire world during that period. At a time when even the most powerful countries in the world were left helpless in the wake of COVID – 19 catastrophe, we were able to successfully face the challenge. Even foreign nations praised our efforts to prevent the spreading of the pandemic.

The historic mandate received by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has proven that people are impressed with the way we have governed the country during the past 9 months despite various obstacles.

People appreciate the change taking place in the political culture of this country.

As representatives of the people, we always respect the aspirations of the majority. It is only then that the sovereignty of the people can be safeguarded.

In accordance with the supreme Constitution of our country, I have pledged to protect the unitary status of the country and to protect and nurture the Buddha Sasana during my tenure. Accordingly, I have set up an advisory council comprising leading Buddhist monks to seek advice on governance. I have also established a Presidential Task Force to protect places of archeological importance and to preserve our Buddhist heritage.

While ensuring priority for Buddhism, it is now clear to the people that freedom of any citizen to practice the religion of his or her choice is better secured.

The Government has paid special attention to the protection of national heritage, culture and our identity as well as the protection and promotion of performing arts and folk arts.

When we took over the government, the confidence of the people in the security of the country had been severely dented due to the Easter Sunday attacks that occurred in 2019. Establishing firmly that the prime policy of our Government is national security, we have restructured the security apparatus and intelligence services, eliminating the fears of the people thereby restoring the security of the country. We have re-created an environment where any citizen can live freely without any fear for the safety of themselves and their families.

As I have pledged, the launch of the methodical mechanism to protect the people against social evils such as the activities of the underworld and the drug menace that have been a hindrance to the day-to-day lives of the people has also increased the confidence of the public.

Accordingly, a virtuous and a law-abiding society is emerging as we promised.

We are working towards a significant transformation of the political culture of this country.

After I assumed office as the President, changing the existing system, a methodical procedure was introduced to appoint heads of Government institutions whereby qualifications of prospective appointees were examined through a panel of experts. A well-experienced team of professionals, entrepreneurs and academics was appointed instead of relatives, acquaintances and followers. This policy will continue in the future as well.

We also took measures to build a production economy. Paddy farmers were given a higher guaranteed price for their products. We took steps to protect local farmers by halting importation of exportable produce for re-export as well as banning importation of crops that could have been grown locally. Farmers were provided with required fertilizer free of charge. People were encouraged to re-cultivate abandoned lands throughout the country. Through all these, we provided a new lease of life to the agricultural sector in this country.

After we assumed office, we provided tax concessions targeting local entrepreneurs. Interest rates were brought down to encourage businesses. Competitive imports were restricted in order to protect local entrepreneurs and industrialists.

It is clear that people enthusiastically supported us in this election due to the trust we have been able to build in them in this manner. We will continue to serve the people in a manner that affirms this trust.

It is equally important to precisely interpret the mandate given by the people. We respect the trust that the people have placed in me and the Prime Minister and the newly elected people’s representatives. We have a clear understanding of the expectations with which the people gave such a powerful mandate to the government. We will leave no room for such expectations to be dashed for any reason.

It should always be remembered that the prime responsibility of a people’s representative is to serve the public. We will be sensitive to fulfilling the needs of the people, keeping in mind that all these positions are responsibilities and not privileges.

I travelled all over the country to support every candidate who represented our group in this election. Instead of holding political rallies, I went to the people during these visits and listened to their grievances directly.

A large majority of issues presented by the general public were not personal, but they were common issues.

Even after 72 years of freedom, simple issues have not been resolved.

There are people who do not possess proper deeds for the lands on which they have lived for many years. We will provide them with legitimate deeds utilizing a swift and due process. I assure you that without a proper alternative we will not evict people from their ancestral homes or farmlands.

Human-Elephant conflict has become a major issue to the people. A group of experts has already been appointed to craft a feasible solution for this issue. A separate state ministry was established solely for this purpose because we are aware that this issue needs a sustainable solution.

An incredible percentage of people across the country suffer from a shortage of drinking water. We will take necessary steps to address these humane issues. As a national policy, we will enact procedures to provide drinking water to every part of the country.

Parents request for their children’s education suitable schools. The shortage of national schools was evident in every area. Most schools have significantly inadequate facilities. The shortage of teachers, laboratories, libraries and sports facilities was frequently mentioned. Although we request students to follow science and technical subjects in order to successfully contribute to the economy, their schools do not even have basic facilities to teach those subject streams.

Funds expended by the government for children to pursue their ambitions and to hone their skills are an investment for the future. We will accord priority to resolve these issues through the ministries which had been assigned with new responsibilities.

Both resources and facilities in rural hospitals are inadequate. There is a considerable shortage of doctors, nurses and other staff in these hospitals. Patients in some areas have to travel long distances to seek treatment. We will eliminate these discrepancies in the delivery of free healthcare facilities for people.

Both Ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal systems will be preserved and promoted.

Instead of spending large amounts of foreign exchange to import medicine, we have already commenced operations to manufacture medicines locally. We will also eradicate corruption which occurs in the importation of medicine. This is why we formed a separate state ministry to manufacture, supply and regulate medicine.

A large percentage of citizens of this country, earn their livelihood through self-employment. Also, a large number of people depend on agriculture. Their sole requests are for adequate water and fertilizer during their cultivation seasons. We should address these issues. Therefore we will implement a broad set of activities to rehabilitate the tanks and to develop the irrigation system across the country.

Another major social issue faced by the youth is unemployment. Both short term and long term solutions have been discussed to address this issue.

We have already commenced a programme to provide employment for 100,000 persons representing the most underprivileged families in the country. Simultaneously, we have set plans in motion to provide job opportunities to 50,000 graduates and train them to render their services efficiently.

When offering government job opportunities, we will accord priority to poorest of the households. Further, we will have to ensure equal distribution of job opportunities for every province.

Every appointee to the government should contribute productively to the country. Therefore, no unnecessary and arbitrary enrollment will be allowed to any ministry or institution.

Both ministries and state ministries will work in cooperation with the respective private sector establishments in the industry to generate job opportunities.

In addition, we will take necessary steps to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship in each industry as well.

Our duty and responsibility is not to distribute job opportunities but to generate them.

In order to overcome both local and global challenges and revive the economy, we will have to adopt new ways of thinking. Out of the box thinking is required in order to meet the economic challenges. This time, the ministries have been formed with this thought in mind.

We have ascertained the requirement for a people-centric economy for our economic revival. When forming ministries, special attention was given in assigning their subjects and tasks to cover fields such as agriculture, plantations, fisheries, traditional industries and promotion of self-employed job opportunities which affect most of the people in the country.

Our basic aims are to strengthen the local economy and to increase export income.

Currently the income from tea, coconut and rubber industries is not at a satisfactory level.

We will commence operations to develop tea plantations and at the same time, the government will assist the small and medium scale tea estate owners as well. Due to the shutting down of tea factories, tea estate owners have encountered a number of difficulties. We will restart these factories and eliminate existing irregularities simultaneously encouraging the export of high quality tea products. We will reclaim the global brand name we held for Ceylon Tea.

We will also encourage planting of new coconut saplings. In order to enact a reasonable price for rubber, local rubber industrialists will be encouraged to utilize local rubber. Plantation of palm oil trees will be stopped completely.

We promote the production of export crops such as pepper and cinnamon. We will provide opportunities to generate substantial foreign exchange by providing a stable price to the farmers through value addition to agricultural products and exporting them.

In assigning responsibilities to ministries, special attention was paid to the development of urban as well as rural infrastructure facilities and to find solutions to the issue of housing for the people.

We have taken measures to identify several sectors that can directly contribute to the development of the country and to appoint State Ministers responsible for these tasks and to assign them the relevant subjects and activities.

As human resource development has been identified as a priority, the subject of education has been brought under one Ministry and four State Ministers were appointed for different responsibilities therein. Separate State Ministries for Pre-School, Education Reforms, Skills Development as well as Dhamma School and Bhikku Education have been set up due to their importance.

In achieving our future objectives, special attention needs to be paid to technical education. We will pay special attention in education reforms in respect of Grade 6 to Grade 13.

We will increase the capacity of Universities enabling all students who pass the Advanced Level Examination to pursue university education. Further, we will take measures to improve the Open University network and Distance Learning methods. The curriculum will be revised to ensure that these degree subjects would directly contribute to the growth of the economy.

The cost of electricity is an important factor that impacts the economic development process of the country. Therefore, a separate State Ministry has been set up to promote renewable energy sources.

Focus of relevant ministries will be directed to assist entrepreneurs to use modern technology for value addition, to encourage innovation and to explore new market opportunities in a creative manner.

Although our country is rich in natural resources, the value adding industries are not yet on par with international standards. Measures are afoot to earn a large sum of foreign exchange by adding value to the export of natural resources such as gems and minerals.

Methodical development of our traditional industries such as Batik, local apparel, brass, cane, pottery, furniture, gem and jewellery will pave the way for the country to promote self-employment, to generate new employment opportunities as well as to build businesses and earn a large amount of foreign exchange.

One third of the country’s population depends on agriculture, plantation and fisheries as their livelihood. We should raise the living standards of these people. The development of these industries requires a new approach based on technology that goes beyond traditional methods. This is why ministries directly targeting several sectors related to agriculture, plantation and fisheries have been set up to focus attention on this matter.

We will take measures to introduce high quality packaging as well as proper transport facilities to deliver the best quality produce, minimizing wastage while taking steps to produce high quality seeds locally with the aim of providing such seeds to the farming community. We will take necessary measures to develop dairy and poultry industries.

We will also target to increase the production of organic fertilizer locally with the aim of producing toxin free foods and in the next decade to ensure total organic farming in Sri Lanka.

We are targeting a massive progress in the fisheries sector. We should halt the importation of fish into our country as our motherland is surrounded by the ocean. We will introduce a comprehensive programme to provide new technology and equipment needed to enhance the fisheries sector. All the fishery harbours will be modernized to provide facilities for multi-day fishing boats that fish in deep seas. Similarly, we will take steps to build new harbours as per any necessity.

We will bring a halt to the plundering of our oceans by unlawful foreign fishing vessels.

It is part of our strategy to introduce new technology to develop the inland fresh water fisheries industry.

The scopes and responsibilities of each Ministry and State Ministry have been demarcated very clearly. Through this initiative it is expected that the relevant Ministers will implement policies for related fields as well as to take steps to monitor the functions, activities and efficiency of State Ministries. The State Ministers are able to fulfill their respective duties and responsibilities without any hindrance as the monetary provisions required to implement development projects and financial responsibility are directly placed with them.

People are of the view that they are not getting the expected service from the public service in an efficient manner. Therefore, I request all the Ministers and State Ministers to take steps to provide fast and efficient service to the public via Ministries, Departments and Institutions that come under their purview. During my recent visits to several State institutions, I observed that some institutional procedures of those institutions do not add any value to the government or to the public but only waste the time of the public. You should identify new methods to provide efficient, speedy and convenient service to the public instead of continuing with prevailing traditional methods. You need to re-engineer the processes for greater productivity and customer satisfaction. We should find new technological solutions in this regard.

In the National Policy Framework ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’, we promised the people that we would eradicate waste and corruption. This is a core responsibility of all of us. We will take steps to completely eradicate waste and corruption in all the Ministries and institutions. In future I will not hesitate to enforce the law against those who are involved in fraud and corrupt actions, irrespective of the status of any such perpetrators.

Constantly I will review the progress of the achievement of the goals of the Government that are implemented through Ministries and the public sector. If I find any Ministry failing to achieve its set targets, I will not hesitate to effect necessary changes to implement policies of the Government.

In the current political culture, most of the people’s representatives, after they get elected, neglect the prime duty of going to the people. When I travelled round the country in the recent past, this was confirmed by the people who voiced their grievance on this matter. Henceforth, ministers, state ministers as well as members of Parliament will fulfill this expectation of the people by visiting them often to understand their issues and find solutions to their issues.

The basis of the success of a democratic state is its constitution. Our Constitution, which has been amended 19 times, from its inception in 1978, has many ambiguities and uncertainties, presently resulting in confusion. As the people have given us the mandate we wanted for a constitutional amendment, our first task will be to remove the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. After that, all of us will get together to formulate a new constitution suitable for the country. In this, the priority will be given to the concept of one country, one law for all the people.

An unstable Parliament that cannot take firm decisions and succumbs to extremist influences very often is not suitable for a country. While introducing a new constitution, it is essential to make changes to the current electoral system. While retaining the salutary aspects of the proportional representation system, these changes will be made to ensure stability of the Parliament and people’s direct representation.

I love my country. I am proud of my country. I have a vision for my country. Our ardent desire is to build a prosperous nation with a productive citizen, contented family and a righteous society. What we have done so far as well as the plans we propose to implement in future will be aimed to achieve this objective.

We have arrived at an important landmark in history. The people have given the current government a massive mandate. We have been given the responsibility to take the country towards prosperity while safeguarding the people and protecting the sovereignty of the country without succumbing to any force. The present generation must fulfill that responsibility for the sake of the future generations.

This is the Motherland of all of us. Hence, the time has come for all of us to join hands for the sake of the country irrespective of race, religion or party differences.

I extend my hand of friendship to everyone to join me in building the prosperous nation we promised to our people.

May the Noble Triple Gem bless you all!

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    I read every word of the Policy Statement with utmost attention. What struck me most is the lack of a true understanding of what ails the country. In the absence of a pathway to address this vital issue, we are bound to repeat our failures.

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      Is there a future for this country so long Rajakashe criminals are mislead the vulnerable on and on ?

      https://economynext.com/theyre-back-sri-lankas-famous-parliamentary-pugilists-are-returned-by-the-voters-73175/

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        Mr. leela ge …..,
        .
        By the way
        I heard that you are a “COLOGNE cathedral” “worship”ing kind.
        .
        What do you “worship”.
        Cement columns..?? or timber frames..?? or glass..??
        .
        And how about “Holy Ghost” or “Holy Spirit” acting as “Election monitors”

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          I have nodoubt, you have not been to the places such as Colonge, and Trier where the beautiful church buildings are. So how can you just add the kind of thoughts. Please go back to your cage. You deserve only to serve your rascals. Grow up man, even senior students enter the Univerisities in Japan, why not you not begin with your kindergarten
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_Cathedral

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      How can we keep the faith on this guy who has let all the old goons to return to the parliament. Most of all that bitch s son from Kelaniya by name Prasanna Ranawera or the like men to become people s representatives ?
      That is no good.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuzmZZ2dHQ8

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        Mr. leela ge …..,
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        Who needs faith from lowlife people like you.
        We know how to handle our own affairs.
        .
        And you missed your daily Covid-19 statistics.
        .
        Germany coronavirus Cases : 231,284
        Deaths : 9,324
        Number of deaths yesterday : 10
        .
        Nepal coronavirus Cases : 29,645
        Deaths : 126
        Number of deaths yesterday : 6
        .
        Vietnam coronavirus Cases : 1,007
        Deaths : 25
        Number of deaths yesterday : 1
        .
        .
        .
        Sri Lanka coronavirus Cases : 2,918
        Deaths : 11
        Number of deaths yesterday : 0

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          Still arguing on srilanken sort of subjective COVID statistics ?
          .
          I can go on saying that I dont agree with you – nor would my fellow european PROFESSIONALS ever … but you can mislead srilanken population. This is the reason why EUROPE blacklisted srilanka keeping its name out of the 54 countries they thougth to issue visa also during COVID period.

          My gosh, I told you ( I am a biochemist/microbiologist/gentist by my education) I know it very well to see the data going by my education. For a man of your nature, who dont seem to konw filter the basics of the life to teach me about the statistics ?

          I can go to afrian tribal states and talk your statistics but I can t show them to the researchers. So if you dont know the basics of the statistics, better be away from commentin own matters are abcdizian.

          I wish I could talk to a Prof. in Virology/medical faculty of Colombo/who has no affinity to Rajakashe goons, but to the science research to get an idea of srilanken COVID statistics.

          Please talk to Mr Sinhala Man, he could guide you better. Alone death rates is not the main factor when talking about the containment of COVID strains.

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            continuing.

            I wish I could talk to a Prof. in Virology/medical faculty of Colombo/who has no affinity to Rajakashe goons, but to the science research to get an idea of srilanken COVID statistics.

            Please talk to Mr Sinhala Man, he could guide you better. Alone death rates is not the main factor when talking about the containment of COVID strains. There are lot more numerous factors playing a role not being able to search for the better CODING for the DNA sequences in producing the potential vaccines as of today. There are speculations that the strains that affect in the US are totally uniques to that of Europe or Asia.

            And far poor AFRO countries to have scored lesser number of DEATHs are solely related to lack of sufficient tests done. .

            Srilanka di dnot manage to do the best regarding containment even if PUNNAKKU eating majority are made to believe that they did. We could SET an example if we did. Europeans would not commend your statistics. I spoke to a Prof. also yesterday on our subjective data.

            Please dont let me waste me valuable time for an ULTRA idiot of your sort. Yours is not curable. Get well soon !

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              Mr. leela ge …..,
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              So……. many words.
              Still….
              Sri Lankan covid-19 death rate : 0.37%
              German covid-19 death rate : 4.03%
              .
              No wonder you are working in German health sector.

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                Idiot get it.. alone death rate would not say anything about the levels of COVID containment: Get the facts right. Or be away from the facts. Not only srilanka, Sudan, Myanmar, and the like countries score much less death rates because not enough PCR test are performed. What a bitch s son you should be not to have got the basics ?

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                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikhc4hBwxso

                Not to SCP, but those who are really intersted in the future of srilanka.

    • 19
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      Gota reads:


      “During the Presidential Election held last November, over 6.9 million people gave me a decisive mandate, placing a very high confidence in me.”

      However out of 15,992,096 electors who were entitled to vote 9,067, 841 (56.70%) of them decided not to vote for you.

      You pooled less than 43% of the electors.
      Was it decisive?
      When will you realise more than 53% of the electors didn’t place confidence in you?

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        The problem with so called democracy is that the government elected with 51% of the votes imposing their will/manifestoes on the rest of the population, without any compromise/understanding with the opposition parties’ manifestoes.

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          lankiya

          “……… the government elected with 51% of the votes imposing their will/manifestoes ….”

          Where did you get the idea that the government wit 51% of electors support. The total number of Electors entitled to vote was 16,263,885 out of which only 6,853,690 (43%) electors voted for SLPP and 9,410,195 (57%) did not vote for SLPP.

      • 0
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        This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.

        For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

    • 5
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      Do you know how to read retard ?

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        a14455

        “Do you know how to read retard ?”

        Was Gota miming?

    • 13
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      Yes Mr. Nathan,
      .
      I agree.
      But……
      Doesn’t almost everyone understand “what ails the country”. Specially common man of this country.
      Cant you remember expectations they put on “yahapalana” government.
      It is not the common man but “Executors” who failed the country and it’s people.
      It is the “Can DO” attitude of GR we trust.

    • 12
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      Social justice precedes economic prosperity.

      • 5
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        Not so. You don’t need social justice to have economic prosperity.

        e.g. Israel, Saudi, USA, India, China, etc., etc.

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          Gatam,
          Yes, for small percentage of the population, it will be prosperity, without social justice.

    • 11
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      Yes and Poutha Pikkus to run the country. In Iran mad Islamic clerics run the country and here nasty racist uneducated , very un Buddhist Chingkalla Poutha pikkus will be running the country for the CHingkalla Hitler and his SS Rajapukka Chingkalla Waffen. .Oops sorry Hamudawa. Very soon this Chingkalla Potha pikkus with the blessing of India will declare everything in the north and east including all the ancient Hindu temples , are all Chingakallam and Buddhist and start converting them to Buddhist sites , as proof they will create Chingkalla Jataka fairy tales and the Chingkalla Hitler and the Chingkalla SS Waffen/Hamudawa will be there to help. What happened to the unchristian Chingkalla Cardinal ? He me joing the SS Chingkalla Waffen/Hamudawa.

      https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2020/aug/20/is-india-washing-its-hands-off-sri-lankan-tamils-2185822.html

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        Pandi Kutti,
        There are no ‘Chingkalla Potha pikkus’ in Sinhale. There are ‘Sinhala Bouddha Bhikshu’. Get the fk out you descendant of a Dravida slave.

    • 10
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      Why former Petrol Shed assistant before becoming Ultra Patriot to the grass eating majority of the island nation – is wearing EUROPEAN uniform, why not MADMULANA style national dress for male, with satakaya ?

      If Mr Wickramasinghe who is always respected by the educated in this country for his style, never wore a national dress, and then punnakku eaters attacked him personally, but when MEDAMULANA crimnal GR does it, the very same people continue their gapes.

      This is the wonderland of the earth where CRIMINALS are over- adulated putting them above the altar. That says almost everything about the srilanka of the day.

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      Dear Readers,

      Please compare the PROFILE of Chilli powder thrower/incumbent state minister for “CLAY” / Prasanna Ranaweera ( an underworld bastard in Kelaniya) with that of dimwit Pasqual, who has always been whitewashing the criminals on this platform.

      There is absolutely no difference between two guys. Agree ?

      SCP should be a close man to that STRAY dog Iraj WEERATNE who has been kissing the asses of Rajakashes for own gains.
      :
      For some times now, SCP seems to have so pompous even if his knowledge on BIOLOGY is obviously far from that of a 10 year old child.

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      Dear Sinhala Man,

      Please watch the video..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXZQomvJn4Q

      . there I feel, srilanken people have already put GR above .. to the manner total stupid indians do it with their spiritual leaders. The guy who is kept on a Swing is said to be their spritual leader in that part of the india. The audience is filled with the men of POHOTTUWA supporters# nature. They would never question themselves, as to why they adulate those spiritual leaders.

      What cant go wrong, when people’s knowledge would not improve ? They can only bite their nails and scratch the ears and nod the head to the very same manner MERCY cows at Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya are used to do. Or am I wrong ?

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    Your Excellency

    Thank you for a very organic statement that fit for purpose for our Nations current needs and laying foundation for a brighter Mother Lanka.

    Organic – it is one of the most effective and down to earth speeches I have ever heard from any elected head of state anywhere with clarity-precision-focus leaving no room for any ambiguity stating what the priority list/intended action list of items are and what is expected from the elected to make that happen too. The humility/gratitude to the voters for that understanding in giving the GOSL means/mandate to do that too.

    I hope CT will allocate a permanent editorial section on Performance Index for all the elected MP’s. Progress reporting their action list daily/weekly/monthly/annually for the elected tenure please.

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      This is to inform CT of the errors attached to the thumbs up/down..when I click once on the thumps up or down it doubling in count and at times doubling the thumps down at the same time, individual comments and the respective counts of thumps up or down seem to have their own mind in the count too as they vary and react differently too (no pun intented)…democracy at work I suppose…a bit of a hit and miss/click and collect perhaps….a covid response.

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        “This is to inform CT of the errors attached to the thumbs up/down..when I click once on the thumps up or down it doubling in count and at times doubling the thumps down at the same time, “
        —————————————
        bloody hell this guy is counting how many thumbs up he gets.
        this guy is worse than S C Pasqual.
        or is he S C Pasqual in masquerade

    • 6
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      Thiagarajah Venugopal – do you have a different version of the speech?

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        Dear Rajesh

        This is as best as it will get when the Tamil kill the fellow Tamil…..is why we need the “Ratha Pottu Mafia FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA/Tamil Nadu killing fields in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981 investigations will reveal real facts as to who killed whom……..just focus on LTTE (created by the same) who changed their policies from Federal/Separatism/Devolution/NPC/Ministries/MP’s/Councils yet we are still counting the bodies and the missing??

        Then no one has counted nor accounted for the dead of all other Mother Lankan children to date??? Others also may have decided enough is enough?? I am a Jaffna boy born 1963 and I understand the speech exceptionally well through my living in my community.

        What the president should ask the TNA to reveal the magic solutions they have for the Muslim community then we can use the same for the One Nation solution too??

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          After all the death and misery the Mafia created (I have always maintained the Tamil children in various groups as the victims too) you send the Mafia back to the parliament too expecting something else. I am not sure how delusional we can all get in life?

          What I said is given all what has happened we need to rebuild trust and the Excellencies speech lays the good foundation.

          It is a also a blessing he does not talk about Sinhalese, Muslims and Tamils instead he mentioned about the state being a Buddhist country where everyones rights are protected. If that is not a speech with realism attached am not sure what else is???

          The world over we all manage the same scenario/other communities manage the same scenario and we we need is some Economist and Educated we can employ as MP’s to deliver Economy and nothing else and certainly not death as we are still counting bodies??

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          it should read “not just focus on LTTE”

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            The other parameter any average would have worked out by now is the foreign involvement in our Nation…this has been all about something for themselves?? so when we compromise and make friends is best we do that with our fellow man in our island than the scums who will poison our children??

            Other parameter now we are all around the world and washed toilets quite literally (myself included) for making a living then we should use the same flexibility/give and take amongst ourselves at least we wash and clean each others s***in our island would have some real returns???

            We do. to have solutions any mans problems is a fact…we have just spend our life killing each other thinking we are solution oriented??..we are not and we have been taken for fools not by the Buddhists by the entire planet?? time for change and the opportunity is what I meant we should take to make a landmark change where we all win with the fellow cirizens?

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              That is the message I read and read it with caution as what he is also saying is please do not stretch matters too far too?? as we need to lay foundation for the next generation not as toilet washers but as children belongs to a proud Nation of People.

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                I am sorry mate I reading a different speech to you.

                “As representatives of the people, we always respect the aspirations of the majority. It is only then that the sovereignty of the people can be safeguarded.”

                read this sentence carefully…he is talking about safeguarding the mjority.

                He is not a true leader….he failed to be inclusive in his speech. A missed opprtunity
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                “I would like to thank and extend my gratitude…and its allied parties “

                who are these allied parties.
                why can he spell it out and openly thank the Hill Country Tamils/The fringe Tamil parties/ the Tamils who voted for Anjagan/ The Muslims who voted for SLPP?
                is he afraid of the Monks?
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                “While ensuring priority for Buddhism, it is now clear to the people that freedom of any citizen to practice the religion of his or her choice is better secured.”

                how is it clear?
                why cant he be more affirmative and say ….while ensuring….I will also safeguard the rights of Hindus and Muslims etc etc
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                Dear Mr. Thiagarajah Venugopal – nothing has changed as far as the Sinhala polity is concerned.

                I agree we Tamils are the most disunited race back stabbing and killing each other.
                Thais is why even the at one time well respected CV has betrayed TNA who made him the CM

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                  Dear Rajesh

                  Totally understand what you saying & respect your thoughts in a democracy always. Thanks for sharing.

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                    Thiagarajah Venugopal – who is Rajesh?

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                    please go and respect the thoughts of who ever you referred to as “Your Excellency”

                    I am sure he will throw some bread crumbs to you

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                  Rajash
                  I do not question your suggestion of backstabbing. (It is there even among Muslims and Sinhalese.)
                  But was it not the TNA that stabbed itself in its back by repeatedly failing to act, let alone deliver?
                  *
                  Tamil nationalism has been ultra conservative in its social outlook and has for too long used sentiment to brush aside serious issues by arguing that discussing caste, gender and regional concerns will divide the Tamils.
                  *
                  How do you explain the voting in the Batticaloa district and even Amparai? Ho do you explain the bouncing back of Douglas D and the rise of the SLFP (will really be SLPP) in the North?
                  What has any of this to do with disunity or backstabbing?
                  *
                  Late NR Rajavarotyhiam MP Trincomalee in his memoirs, “Panagoda Days” was bitter about the lack of vision of the FP, despite his high regard for SJVC.
                  Anti Sri campagn: no plan
                  Satyagraha: no plan
                  Vaddukkoddai Resolution: no plan.
                  Who has paid the price for their folly?

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                TV. Please post in plain simple English and not in gobbledygook, so that we all can understand your sob story and the reason why you cry here so much. I thought turncoat Appa sent you to Britain for higher studies , after opportunistically jumping from one ruling Chingkalla party to another and collecting wealth for your studies. Thanks to Appa’s opportunistic turncoat activities , you were given the opportunity to study in the UK ,whilst thousands of middleclass and poor Thamizh students were denied this opportunity by these very Chingkalla parties , due to their racist university entrance admissions, that was masterminded by a hat flipping fake Arab South Indian origin Thullukan to benefit the hat flipping , fake Arab low caste converts from Thamizh Nadu. Looks like this expensive British education , did not teach you how to post or write in simple plain English. Did you attend one of these night schools in Britain , just like the one that was featured in the British TV show Mind Your Language?

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                  Please reply and state ” Thanks for sharing my nice Piglet” I shall be eagerly awaiting for your reply. Going for my mud bath. Mud is very good for your health, Please try to roll

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                    My dearest NV (Namesta/Vanakam) PK & Rajash

                    Yep I will ask our Excellency to incoprate all your CT valuable comments in the next Parliamentary speech to the Nation. Meanwhile please share this with the TNA for their use as is exceptionally valuable.

                    However our CM has spoken well and conveyed your message to the SL’s already.

                    No foreigners to be allowed into North and East including the SL from down south even to make a living – only people allowed will be from the America/Canada/All the Western Countries/Australia/NZ/Indian Hindu Community only?? You can not go wrong with that can you?

                    I also note you do not have a good attitude towards Muslims too…does not look good for whatever left as the Tamils heritage in SL for sure.

                    English I hope am able to improve because you guys take time to read my stuff and respond positively correcting me always tq.

                    I have given both of you thumbs up always. This is when I realise this kept on showing thumbs down on your comment hence my request to CT.

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              “Other parameter now we are all around the world and washed toilets quite literally”

              there is a guy called Sundar Pitchai….he didn’t have a toilet to wash he did his toilet under trees as I did when in 1958/59 the Sinhala thugs chased my family from Colombo with the slogan go to your bloody Jaffna you demala pariah!

              Now even Jaffna is not the land of the Demala pariah

              Archaeological dept which the President made a special mention in his speech will make sure Lord Budhha shitted on Jaffna

              they will find his shit put in a gold plated urn and bury it in Nallur Temple vicinity and the Archaeological dept will dig it out and date stamp it to suit them and hey presto Nallur will become another Kadirgamam. oops kataragama ..where Namal Rajapakse went with his wofe to pay special thanks. to Lord Buddha or Lord Murugan or does it matter?

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        Rajash,
        i really don tkno why these guys call an allegedly criminal – ” Your Excellancy”. Are these people really sick ?

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          leelagemalli – Thiagarajah Venugopal is Anjagan Ramanathan’s proxy in CT.

          Thiagarajah Venugopal – please deny!

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    Conceived nothing to deliver anything. So neither policy nor statement are seen. Primary importance is the economy. How will exchange earnings be revamped? What is the policy for programmes on: Information Technology? Tea production and exports? Remittances from abroad particularly Middle East? Giant strides in Tourist earnings? Fisheries and aqua culture? Port City and Foreign investment thereon?
    In short the totality of agricultural and industrial activity, of which not a word. Can you bring forth a child with Platonic Love? Mao Tse Tung asked. Perhaps his successor will do the needful!

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    “ As representatives of the people, we always respect the aspirations of the majority. It is only then that the sovereignty of the people can be safeguarded.”

    This will be Gotabaya’s scapegoat to justify his totalitarian, unjust and anti-democratic actions.
    ———
    A true democracy is a framework within which all peoples are granted equal rights, all are granted due individual rights and freedoms, and justice is served impartially and unequivocally.
    ———
    Within a true democracy, winning majority votes shouldn’t mean impunity for the rulers, or moral endorsement of majority ethno-religious nationalism, or granting of legal right to oppress the rights of the minorities.
    ———
    The vast majority may have willingly granted the way forward for a dictatorship (perhaps the majoritarian people’s dictatorship) because only it can fully disperse their agenda.
    ———
    Neither Gotabaya, nor Mahinda, nor Sajith Premadasa has aligned their policies fully in line the principles of a true democracy, neither are they capable of comprehending the principles of a true democracy. Is it because SriLanka never was one?

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    “I love my country. I am proud of my country. I have a vision for my country. Our ardent desire is to build a prosperous nation with a productive citizen, a contented family, and a righteous society.”

    Thank you Sir. I wish and wait for the success of this goal.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InNih1vYyUk

      Good points being made by our MP FM Sarath Fonseka.

      Who would not ? Anyone on this earth would be proud of their own country. But too much of a good thing ? could lead to destruction as is the case in OUR motherland as of today. So called nationalism, extremism and radicalism, succeded having buried noble norms that were introduced by Good governance. So called BOND bank scam which had originated by MR adminstration (2008 – 2015 bond losses are 100 times bigger than that of MS-RW period – made publish by former president GAMARALA in December 2018) –

      But being over proud… but doing nothing for the benefit of the masses, but to own family and kith and kin ? That bastard son of MR boasts today though not having the little in his head, becoming the minister of sports ? Mati Amathi, Pol Amathi, Wal Amathi ( MINISTER for clay, Minister for Coconut, minister for VULGAR issues – match every well with the profiles of the bunch).

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      You could love so, if your country was ETHIOPIA because their leaders work diehard today alleviating their poverty levels. Whatever we buy in Europe are being produced in Ethiopia today.

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        LM
        Do you realize who helped to make it possible for Ethiopia?
        The wicked Chinese whom many here love to hate.

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          SJ,
          Thank you.
          Of course I know – I have been working with various nationaltiies, many also coming from Africa/Latin America and with an Ethiopian (from Adisabebaa) for such a long time. According to him, his current leaders are young and honest unlike our Rajakashes and the leaders of Angola..
          Now the question would come up again, what did Hambantota harbour and Mattal Airport brought to the nation ?
          Chinese investment injection was not harmful to Ethiopia or the like countries but to many other countries incl. SRILANKA. You could explain me why ?
          .
          Lately, we bought a bunch of roses in a city near to Rotterdam. That was imported from Ethiopia. Many in that part of the netherlands were saying that vegetables, fruits and many other items of daily needs nature are imported to them from Ethiopia today. The economic growth rate of that part of Africa is not comparable to that of any country in ASIA.

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            LM
            If you search outside the mainstream media you will find reliable information.
            The Chinese do not tell anybody what to do. They do not dump their programmes on others.
            They have resources and expertise, and are ready to get involved. The choice is ours.

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        leelage you nationless retard cleaning toilets in Germany . what do you know about the love of a country you stateless

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          a14455 / August 22, 2020

          You the kind of Rajakashe ass kissers would see it wihtin next 6 months.
          :
          We can predict it better than Bitch sons’ astrologists.
          .
          Tribes of your nature would never get even if you would fall on your noses because you are made to be permament fools but for their POLITICAL survival.
          :

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      a14455

      ” ……..desire is to build a prosperous nation with a productive citizen, …”

      Get the olive wearing 400,000 idling lazy bums and the 60,000 saffron brigade to start working for and contributing to the nation. Make them productive.

      ” …a contented family, and a righteous society. …”

      It appears the first family will never be contented. Why don’t you get the clan to work in the fields, factories, hospitals, estates, ……………… productively and contented with meagre income?

      Teach them to practice what they preach.

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        Dear Native,
        wie geht es DIr denn so ?
–
See how stupid people to trust biased COVID statistics by SL govt.
–
They are like FROGs in a well, dont seem to respect the FACTs.
:
Srilanka is not the only country whose DEATH rates are lower. Myanmar and Ruwanda are best examples that record lower numbers … the common reason is none of these countries performed enough PCR tests.
:
For the benefit of the masses that respect facts… I have added the list below (sorry no times to format it before being passed to you)
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Country, Total Total Tot Cases/ Deaths/ Total Tests/ Population
Other Cases Deaths 1M pop 1M pop Tests 1M pop
Martinique 336 16 895 43 12,227 32,586 375,223
Sao Tome and Principe 891 15 4,055 68 3,443 15,671 219,711
Guadeloupe 771 15 1,927 37 26,29 65,703 400,134
Trinidad and Tobago 899 13 642 9 18,735 13,381 1,400,135
Diamond Princess 712 13
Sri Lanka 2,947 11 138 0.5 195,025 9,102 21,426,033
Rwanda 2,78 11 214 0.8 357,083 27,479 12,994,745
Jordan 1,532 11 150 1 728,339 71,285 10,217,286
Iceland 2,058 10 6,025 29 194,963 570,808 341,556
Malta 1,577 10 3,57 23 171,103 387,364 441,711
Mauritius 346 10 272 8 205,285 161,379 1,272,071
Bermuda 167 9 2,683 145 36,998 594,403 62,244

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    One law, one nation.
    Two laws, two nations.
    Three laws, three nations.

    Have one law and one legal system for all. No Sharia law, No Vesalamai law, No Muslim law, No Kandyan law.

    One law for all.

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      G
      As I hinted elsewhere, are we not somewhere close to a “no law no nation” situation?

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    And this is for IDIOTS like Native Sudda & Leela ge ….. who are going to say that GR doesn’t have a mandate of the people.
    .
    Number of Registered Voters – 16,263,885
    .
    Number of Votes Received by SP/SJB – 2,771,984 (17%)
    So 83% of the general population rejected SP/SJB.
    .
    Number of Votes Received by RW/UNP – 249,435 (2%)
    So 98% of the general population rejected RW/UNP.
    .
    Number of Votes Received by AKD/JJB/JVP – 445,958 (3%)
    So 97% of the general population rejected AKD/JJB/JVP.
    .
    This is the truth people like Prof. Kumar David wants to hide.
    They are rejected by 97% of the general population.

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      Gota:

      “And this is for IDIOTS like Native Sudda & Leela ge ….. who are going to say that GR doesn’t have a mandate of the people.”

      However out of 15,992,096 electors who were entitled to vote 9,067, 841 (56.70%) of them decided not to vote for you.

      You pooled less than 43% of the electors.
      Was it decisive?
      When will you realise more than 53% of the electors didn’t place confidence in you?

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    “This is the Motherland of all of us. Hence, the time has come for all of us to join hands for the sake of the country irrespective of race, religion or party differences.”
    .
    But then … Mother … You’re preoccupied with the Saffron boys all the time. Please be nice to all your children. Please make sure the little ones are not harassed by the Lokku Putha. Then only we can have a happy unitary family.

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    “I would like to thank and extend my gratitude to all the patriotic Sri Lankans for giving Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and its allied parties a historic and resounding 2/3rd majority…”

    who are these allied parties.?

    The fragmented Tamil Parties in the NE and Hill country.

    Gotha failed to acknowledge the fringe Tamil parties.

    The words Tamil, Hindu, Muslim is missing in his speech.

    very shallow on economy

    the country will drag on for another 5 years…..
    there may be the odd bomb in luxury hotels/ tourist places/places of worship durng this term and blame foreign powers or diaspora

    same old story but this time they have 2/3rd so they will consolidate their hold on power…….

    Basically nothing in the speech to give encouragement to Sri Lankans

    .

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    Impressive speech but isn’t this the general rhetoric of all incumbent Presidents & PMs at their inauguration? As the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in eating, so lets see after 1 year (preferably 6 months if GR is what he implies) if incompetent Ministers & high ranking govt. officials who fail to deliver are held accountable under his tough regime.

    Perhaps, GR should consider setting up a ‘Customer Care’ unit & in all Ministries, as well as, a Financial Ombudsman, to ensure citizens of SL are not harassed, unduly inconvenienced or scammed which could also serve as a monitoring system for corruption & efficiency. Most of all, at this time of austerity, will GR have the guts to stop vehicles permits, as well as, the generous perks & privileges of parliamentarians?

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      Hello Raj-UK

      Sound suggestions but the accountability start with the MP’s. We need a way of brining the MP’s to account mis the missing link in our history. We need to progress report on the MP’s and they progress report their efforts (in exact words describing what that is) and the results to the constituents just as is done in other democratic countries.

      It is in Banana republic like ours I can create a scene, work on it and play with peoples mind and ruin all they had – This is the elected of the FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA all their life…70 years to be exact. That is how you brain wash the people into thinking why their life has not progressed/lost they all had with always someone else fault. We are all picking up the pieces and I yet to see the diaspora intellectual property and other Indian/Singaporean and Malaysian Tamils brains put to good use by ensuring capable are elected to deliver a basic service to the people???

      We will see what the other Tamil parties will do in the parliament and with their voters differently.

      I never thought we are this pathetic not to even demand a service from MP’s? but fought for separatism and devolutions???

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    Part 1
    I read the English translation of Presidents policy statement, In a nutshell it is one country one law, clean government, supremacy to Buddhism, changes to the constitution etc. As for safety and security he said “ …….environment where any citizen can live freely without any fear for the safety of themselves and their families. “ We hope that they will be adhered to by the letter.
    I have also listened to many Tamil speaking MP,s maiden speeches in parliament.
    The reason for this gap is that Northeast Tamils face under development, lack of jobs, many don’t have proper shelter, lagging educational standards, ubiquitous presence of security forces, frequent attacks by armed thugs. Diaspora does not seem to have understood the difficult situation of people on the ground.
    Speeches by government party MPs were lacklustre. We hope their future action will make up for it. TNA seems to have thrown Tamil nationalionalism out of the window after the elections. Gajenthirakumar will also be a non performer in the parliament. Hope he will prove us wrong.

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    Part 2
    It is a different story with the learned Vigneshwaran. We must request him to give prominence to the plight of our people and actively address those issues in the parliament and minimise delving into theoritical issues. Tamil people need it at the moment. Government has an overwhelming mandate to implement anything they like. Any changes to their decision may only be possible through friendly dialogue.
    There is another problem Tamil people must address carefully. The anti Tamil venom in Rishard Badiudin’s speech is shocking. He is in dire straights now. His brother Riyad is in police custody with in connection with April 21 2019 Easter Sunday bombing. His other brother Rifak is in police custody for illegal grab of large tracks of land in Mannar. He himself is suspected of illegal land settlement in public land in Wilpattu. He may be trying to use Tamils as sacrificial goats to get out his mess. It won’t work any more. He will only cause harm to Tamil-Muslim relationship.

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    This is a million dollar joke form the daytime entertainment house in Diyawanna Lake. The Old wine in the new bottle. No serious future plans are discussed in any dimension.
    Don started the country’s legacy with disenfranchising Estate Workers & creating Galoya Project for Sinhala Colonization of Tamils land.The policies of the government has not able to move even an inch from Don Stephen, SWRD, JR CBK, Old King, New King’s legacies.
    King has said Buddhagama will be taken care. One Language, One religion, One law & one country is the policy of Lankawe used to destroy the economy of minorities and thus the country’s. The 72 years Ethnic problem is not discussed in this statement. Apparently the solution for Tamils has lost the status of even “Secret Solution”, now it is “Back-burner Solution”. The government came with more than 50% in first count in EP election and came with more than 2/3 in parliament election, is feeling the ethnic problem in the country is not a policy matter to deal in the inauguration speech. Interestingly, when Yahapalanaya government came, New King compared him with Gandhi, Lincoln, SWRD for initiating a solution for Tamils. He openly said if the opponents (JR & UNP Monks) had not protested against Banda-Chelva pact, the current problems wouldn’t be there.

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    Yesterday North East was taken out of to the consideration for 1 Lakh employment opportunities. In the North East, Rapist Army only was allowed to select applicants. That was a violation of Tamils’s fundamental rights for equal opportunity to employment. Further, About 1,500 Tamil graduates were rejected as foreign graduates. Local Universities are under government controls. Every effort is done by the Sinhala Buddhist government to keep Tamils away from local Universities. Every university appointments are handpicked in Colombo. It was Deva controlled UOJ, lately, for now more than 15 years. When Vasantha was VC, she without any fear or hesitation used her letter and directed Staff and students to vote for Royals. Now they have removed Tamils from job opportunity completely because Tamils’ list was created with political influences. May I know what the Rapist Army really did in Covid-19, when it could not create a clean list for employment?
    No mention about the UNHRC’s pending resolution, for which FAM promised in Geneva a local investigation. By neglecting to inform the country’s citizens that there is need to settle the Tamil problem though parliament, King has stressed Lankawe will go only by military solution for the hungry mouth & stomach of Tamils.
    This is a clear indication that Tamils’ only path is to go alone.

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    What a racist speech, pandering only to the largely racist Sinhalese majority , especially the Sinhalese Buddhists. One people , one law and one religion given the foremost place, Buddhism. One people . Sinhalese only or every one has to be assimilated into that identity. One law only the traditional law of the Sinhalese to be recognized and not the ancient traditional legal laws of the Eelam Tamil nation , the Thesavalamai of the ancient Jaffna kingdom( North and Trincomalee) and the Mukkuva law of the Vannimai chiefs of the east ( Batticaloa/Amparai) . Discarded now as alien. One religion only given importance Buddhism the traditional religion of the majority Sinhalese and not to Saivaism the ancient traditional religion of the Eelam Tamils , that has a far more ancient history in the island and was the original religion of the entire island, prior to the arrival of Buddhism. Very soon it will also become one language only and laws will be made to ban the use of the Tamil language that predates Sinhalese in the island. The native language of the island was Elu which was a semi Tamil Dravidian dialect. The Sinhalese language itself is a child of Tamil. 40% of its vocabulary is derived from Tamil/Elu and 100% of its grammar , syntax , lexicon and alphabet is from Tamil.

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      The Sinhalese people are largely of Indian Tamil ancestry. Everything about the Sinhalese reeks of the Tamils. These are historical facts but very soon will be denied and fake history is already being created.

      Only Vigneswaran is fighting and stating the truth. What Mallaiyuran and Shan R states is the truth. As for Rishard B and his anti Tamil venous speech only conforms what 99% Eelam Tamils believe , that these fake Arab recently migrated low caste South Indian Dravidian Tamil converts to Islam can never be trusted and are treacherous backstabbers . They may be Tamil by ethnicity, but in the name of Islam and Arabism are out to destroy their own Tamil ethnicity, language and heritage. What a wanker just look at him, he looks like a typical South Indian Dravidian, that he really is but constantly spewing hatred against the Tamils for his own personal benefit , like most Sri Lankan Muslims. It is because of the Tamils that they exist. They first took refuge along the north west coast that was part of the Tamil Jaffna kingdom and then in the Tamil east when the Portuguese started to kill them and the Sinhalese did not want them in the Kandyan areas but will never mention this or their actual Tamil ethnicity, as it does not suit them.

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    “The President thanked all the patriotic Sri Lankans who voted for SLPP”. So, people who voted for opposition are “unpatriotic”. Patriotism will be a scapegoat for facism.

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    “Leaders who pledge to protect their religions should first protect it from their own so called followers. Buddhism from buddhists, Christianity from christians, Hinduism from hindus, Islam from muslims, etc.

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    Dear All

    Please read the policy statement with the following backdrop

    (1) Bring Indian workers issues a southern problem to Jaffna and form the FP party in 1949 is a plan.
    (2) Hate speeches, make enemies out of thin air and then got punished (beaten up in Colombo protest during the 1956-1958 events) and publish the photos 24/7 showing the injuries to the leadership (hope it was genuine) and write more hate on Suthnthiran FOREVER REPEATING THE SAME is a plan.
    (3) Then get more innocent killed in a riot is a plan.
    (4) Continue the same in peace time (1958 -1977) then people found out the folly then dared prostitute the children (without the consent of the parents) you suppose to look after to foreign lands to do the dirty work is a plan
    (5) Then people vote you out in 1970 and then call the opponents/elected as Traitor/Turncoat and have the children kill them is a plan. The land, culture, language, religions belongs to all who reside in them not belongs to a party in a democracy.
    (6) Build statues for the children who killed their opponents/Not attend the opponents funeral/write celebratory articles/not complaining to the world about the. “missing children” is a plan
    (7) From Federal/Separatism/Devolution manifestos but hold Ministerial positions/MP’s/NPC/Municipal Councils for 70m years and deliver death and destruction to the Nation is a plan.

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    (8) Not delivering economic growth is a plan.
    (9) Killing/Terrorising/Slander/Belittle/bullying all those who tried to empower the people out of this stagnation for 70 years is a plan
    (10) 1977 and 1983 riots were all part of the same plan.
    (11) 1981 destruction of the DDC elections and the events are all part of the plan.
    (12) The narrative that get given to the world who has not got a clue about the “Ratha Pottu Mafia killing fields in Jaffna 1970-1977-1981 blaming all on the Sinhalese and Muslims is part of the same plan.
    (13) Now the people has spoken (2020 elections out) because they have security to do so and not accepting/reading the ground realities even after few hundred thousand Mother Lankan children died is also part of the plan.

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    (14) Been protected by the GOSL/Armed forces for the major part of the war the entire TNA grouping and then after the war talk down about LTTE whom they created and then want the Armed forces put on trial is part of the same plan divert attention as to who is really guilty of the unfortunate who died in 2009 including the Public/Soldiers/LTTE. For a TNA elder to stand in a parliament and tell the Nation they never wanted separatism but a devolution itself should shock any thinking man??
    (15) Being part of an Indian Foreign policy is also part of the same plan.
    (16) Go around the world and talk down about Sinhalese and Muslims also part of the same plan to date because this fits in with all other Nations Geo political agendas and local issues in the respective countries too.
    (17) Settle down in those countries and then “made” to support the same misery is also part of the plan.

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    (18) Other tamils from Tamil Nadu/Malaysia/Singapore used this fools to further their life is also part of the plan now is called a World Tamil Forum. Those Nations loved it because they got to do business with all parties in Sri Lanka whilst they persuaded the North and East children to die for the squander of Sri Lanka.
    (19) Not A single article written about all the Sinhalese/Muslim children died in this misery is also a part of the plan maximising hate.
    (20) After war finished then set out to politically kill hon MR was also part of the plan. If anyone cared of about the Tamils well-being and the Nations wellbeing they would have put their pride away and stood tall and worked with the GOSL to deliver much needed relive to the people?? It did not happen after all they were protected from decimation by the GOSL??.
    (21) Then they have created the hate that you read in the form of “comments” by the victims themselves thinking there is still some salvation left in this party for A Tamil cause/justice is “not” the plan but the consequences of a 70 year blunder by FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA.

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    (22) Then to blame all others who voted to other parties and start the same journey all over should stop any human being to question this individuals their basis of cohabitant??
    (23) Then to be elected and stand in a parliament in 2020 and cherry pick on Presidents speech on the policy statement?? I agree and we agree not agree?? They should have made their own policy statement as to their intention….plan…for this tenure to serve their electorate and how they intend to progress report their work??Have highlighted enough conflicts for the dysfunctional norm/hibernation we know from the Tamil Parties already until the 3rd world war starts in the Indian Ocean.
    (24) There were indeed never any plan for the well-being of the humanity let along Tamil interest……well thuggery does not need any plan…….hence the accusations on the military for all the non thuggery/normality that is creeping into peoples life in the North and East??

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    (25) Hence the fear mongering of the “outsiders” who will move into the fisheries/agriculture/industries to come in the GOSL plans up north….a new journey/definition that is not known in any secular Nation specially when most of the Tamils live throughout the land – another event been cooked up here just watch the space.
    (26) If UN want to save the Tamils and all others in SL please take this aliens away from our land and keep them somewhere else please.
    (27) If the GOSL is not going to ban the race/religious/language parties in SL we have to take this matter to the UN and to the world.

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    The history of the “Ratha Pottu Mafia FP/ITAK/TULF/TNA Killing fields in Jaffna” summarised above point 1-27.

    It is a miracle an elected President will make a speech that is still somewhat remotely forgiving for some of the elected from North and East.

    One would expect all to work with each other and rebuild the lost trust…..or be the collective losers.

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