22 September, 2020

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Politics After Asgiriya

By Dayan Jayatilleka – 

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The impassioned, strongly worded statement just recently issued by the Asgiriya Chapter meant that the writing is on the wall. But there is more than one thing written on the wall, and there is also something written between the lines.

What the writing on the wall clearly says is that we have reached a point similar to that of 1955 when the Buddhist Commission issued its report. Already the government (effectively) of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe looks like that of Sir John Kotelawala in the famous Mara Yuddha cartoon, except that this leadership clique and its lifestyle isn’t seen as symbolized by the macho Sir John in the cartoon but more by Zou Zou Mohammed!

How do we understand the Asgiriya Chapter’s statement—because the crucial challenge is to comprehend it, whether or not one agrees with it in whole or in part (and I for one, do not). The statement is a throwback to the 1940s and 1950s, and is a nationalist cultural backlash against a perceived erosion of the national by the alien. I am greatly helped by the writings of my late father Mervyn de Silva in understanding it:

“Already, by the forties, the sensitive ear could pick up the first rumblings: the free education agitation, the Swabhasha movement, the Buddhist Commission. The challenger, the ‘new class’ which was to lead the assault was sounding the alarm, choosing the battleground and shrewdly creating the casus belli which would best rally the masses behind it. This was the necessary prelude to 1956…

Meanwhile the masses lay dormant; watching, waiting, resentful. By 1956 the equation was complete, the issues, the new class, the leader, the political alignments, the socioeconomic forces which would jet-propel the masses into action. In 1956 they moved: they moved with such a terrific momentum that it shattered the Right…

Language was not only an issue in 1956 but its banner, and it was more than a contest between parties: it was a far more fundamental clash of the “two nations”… It was more than party politics; it was social ferment…

… How do a people assert their national identity, especially a people who believe that their own way of life has been willfully neglected, disrupted or partially destroyed? How does a man do it? He searches for marks of distinction and (because his emotional need is so compulsive) stresses and overstresses them. So do a people. They find these “marks” in religion, language, customs and ceremony. This is the traditionalist impulse; it looks back.” (Mervyn de Silva, “1956: The Cultural Revolution That Shook the Left”, Ceylon Observer Magazine Edition, May 16th & 23rd, 1967)

The dominant ideology of the newly formed SLPP and perhaps increasingly the dominant ideological line of the JO seems to be the same as that of SWRD Bandaranaike after he shifted to accommodate the Sinhala Only slogan. All that’s missing from the pre-1956 scenario is the Hartal of 1953 but that too will come, though it may assume or be diverted into the grotesquely distorted ethno-religious form of 1915 unless the Left trade unions, the student unions and the JVP and FSP unions are able to dominate it.

This present government is doomed. The only question is does it happen the easy way or the hard way; does it go head first or feet first? If it (A) goes for a new Constitution any time soon or within the rest of this term, with a referendum inevitably in train, or (B) if it strives to implement the Geneva resolutions, the Asgiriya chapter’s recent move will prove only the tip of the iceberg and there will be a unified Sangha-led nationalist social avalanche which will bury the Government.

This Government can go home at a referendum or an election. But it can survive or reduce the margin of defeat (avoiding a landslide) if and only if the radioactive Ranil-Mangala-CBK crew is dumped not only by President Sirisena but by the UNP as a party, and substituted by a new “Macronist” centrist-moderate alliance consisting of the patriotic UNP, SLFP and moderate progressives of the JO.

In the alternative, the ethno-religious radical Right that has mobilized can be counterbalanced somewhat and the ratio of the gathering forces modified, only if the official SLFP cuts the tie with the Ranil-CBK Govt and goes into Opposition, taking with it dissident UNPers and drawing a moderate JO faction, thereby constituting a moderate progressive center within the opposition space.

If neither of these outcomes materialize, then we are indubitably looking at a 1956 and 1970 scenario, perhaps closer the latter than the former, given the probability of a violent post-election backlash against the UNP and collaborationist SLFP.

Since the Tamil and Muslim minorities haven’t had the prudence to hedge their bets by being shareholders of both the Government and the Opposition, backing both the UNP and the Rajapaksas, the inevitable replay of 1956-1970 will bring into office a majoritarian administration. 

This in turn will benefit neither the Sinhalese nor the Sinhala Buddhists, nor the country as a whole. Just as the minorities will realize that this isn’t the country it was in 2015 still less in 1947-1956, the majority will learn that this isn’t the world and the region, of 1956, 1970, 2005 or 2009/10. 

Meanwhile there is an unavoidable question. In a situation in which the anti-Government struggle is increasingly becoming an alliance of the original Joint Opposition, the new SLPP, the Sangha and a slew of Sinhala nationalist civil society clusters, and the ideology driving the struggle is increasingly that of Sinhala Buddhist nationalism, which side should progressives be on? There are those who would argue that the UNP driven Yahapalana government being a greater repository of anti-Sinhala nationalism or Sinhala chauvinism, it should be supported, while others would argue for an independent, two front struggle or equidistant stance between Government and Opposition.

If this were the 1980s, I would have a variant of the latter position, but three things have occurred since. World socialism has collapsed, leaving the Third world unprecedentedly exposed and vulnerable. Tamil nationalism has exposed its pro-imperialist, reactionary and pro-fascist (unwillingness to renounce the LTTE and its war) character. The Ranil-CBK-Mangala troika has deviated even from the earlier UNP model of capitalist development to a simpler one of selling off the country’s assets and land.

In such a triple context, it would be unpardonably wrong to view matters through the prism of a single issue: the Tamil national question or the matter of the ethno religious minorities. Instead the interests of the part should be secondary to the interests of the whole. What the primary interest of the whole should be understood as is best set out in the words of Fidel Castro to the last summit of the Sao Paulo forum that he spoke at: 

“Nobody can claim that objective or subjective conditions are favorable at this time for building socialism. I believe that at the present time there are other priorities… The most important battle in Latin America today is, in my opinion, to defeat neoliberalism, because if we don’t—we will disappear as independent states and will become more of a colony than the “Third World” countries ever were.” 

Thus the primary struggle, the main aim of the struggle has to be to prevent our disappearance as independent states; to prevent winding up as worse colonies than we third world countries ever were; to remain independent; to combat neoliberalism.

The clear imperative is to fight against those who would practice untrammeled neoliberalism and reduce the independence of Third World states. The clear imperative is to fight on the side of those who would be most protective of the independence of our states and least likely to return them to colonial status if not worse.

What then about the ideology of the Asgiriya statement? No less a radical than Lenin makes the matter clear, namely that any real mass upheaval, even a socialist revolution will entail “outbursts by a section of the petty bourgeoisie with all its prejudices… masses imbued with the crudest prejudices…”(https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/jul/x01.htm)

But objectively, the mass movement was breaking the back of tsarism and paving the way for democracy…” says Lenin, reiterating that:

“The socialist revolution …cannot be anything other than an outburst of mass struggle on the part of all and sundry oppressed and discontented elements. Inevitably, sections of the petty bourgeoisie and of the backward workers will participate in it—without such participation, mass struggle is impossible, without it no revolution is possible—and just as inevitably will they bring into the movement their prejudices, their reactionary fantasies, their weaknesses and errors. But objectively they will attack capital…”

If this true of the socialist revolution, how much truer must it be of the anti-neocolonial, anti-neoliberal, anti-puppet regime struggle in a Third World and Asian society?

It is by that yardstick of objective anti-imperialism and anti-neoliberalism rather than social progressivism across the board, that as far back as 1925 Stalin wryly concluded that “the Emir of Afghanistan is more progressive than the British Labor Party”. It is by that yardstick of dealing a blow to the pro-imperialist, anti-sovereignty government that the hierarchy of the Asgiriya Chapter is more progressive than the United National Party. It is also by that yardstick that the JO, the SLPP and the Rajapaksas –any and all the Rajapaksas– must be regarded as infinitely preferable to the present dispensation and supported in the struggle.

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    DJ is day dreaming of a Jarapaksa comeback!
    Where are the hidden FILES???

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      Holy crap DJ! I repeat, have you no conscience? Throwing a laughable lifeline to Asgiriya based ethno-religious, fake Buddhist hypocrites. Lovely political science jargon mate, but whom are you kidding? Cheers!

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        ” the inevitable replay of 1956-1970 will bring into office a majoritarian administration.” …………………. I am not a fan of the present political-system (come to think of it I don’t know what political-system I like. In the SL context they all will be flawed. It’s not the system stupid, but the people …….. I suppose) but under the present presidential/proportional system a majoritarian administration is highly unlikely. ………… The minorities elected Sirisena – and also prevented Ranil in 2005 – and will have a significant effect in any future presidential elections (2010 was an aberration.) And the proportional-system prevents landslides of the 56, 71, 78 variety. But “sort of” landslides can still occur due to crossovers. In the current context it’ll be suicidal for Sirisena and Ranil to get rid of the presidential/proportional system. …………. As always the good ol’ lucky country has to choose between “what’s good for the country” and “keeping out the bastards.” …………… If there is anyone I feel sorry for in this saga it’s the country ……….. the people deserve who they vote for ……….. as the good man said, give the people what they want and make them happy ………… Happiness is the key. ………………….. Ah! …… they all walk in as heroes, saviours, prophets, messiahs …….. and get discarded as thieves, humbugs, despots, fascists ………………. Soooo ……… what else is new in the human condition, eh? ……………… “A voice shouted “Here they come!” and then “The Gods! The Gods!” Four or five individuals emerged from the mob and occupied the platform of the main lecture hall. We all applauded, tearfully; these were the Gods returning from a centuries-long exile. …………………… Suddenly we sensed that they were playing their last card, that they were cunning, ignorant and cruel like old beasts of prey and that, if we let ourselves be overcome by fear or pity, they would finally destroy us. We took out our heavy revolvers and joyfully killed the Gods.” – Ragnarök :: J. L. Borges

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    Dayan is more an anti Ranil than pro jarapassa.

    for him, attacking Ranil is like the very same madness of Gandassara attacking Muslims

    Though Ranil deserves brickbats for his cowardly government, Dayans melicious biased criticism on Ranil pushes the reader to have a sympathetic approach towards him forgetting all hus mistakes and weaknesses

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      At least Dian should be thankful that he has the freedom to severly criticise Ranil & Maithri and still live another day to write a warped article for CT.

      If Dian wrote this way about MR or Gota he would have been known as Dayan Wickrematunga or Dayan Ekneligoda or Dian Noyar. Dayan would have peed in his pants if he saw a White Van.

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        Gune, were you asleep the past few days? Clearly Dayan criticized Rajapaksha’s when they were very much in power as the video recently aired on CT indicates, and Dayan was alive and well to support the Rajapaksha’s an year later, which makes me doubt very much that Rajapakshas had anything to do with Eknaligoda or Noyar issues.

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      Dayan’s criticism against Ranil is very valid and Ranil has proven that every time he gets power.

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    Dayan, The statement below is unworthy of you.

    “Since the Tamil and Muslim minorities haven’t had the prudence to hedge their bets by being shareholders of both the Government and the Opposition, backing both the UNP and the Rajapaksas, the inevitable replay of 1956-1970 will bring into office a majoritarian administration.”

    Pirpaharan hedged his bets in 2005.

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      DJ claims that his not a nationalist, my foot. He is worse that that. I say this because, he has been pandering to the Sinhala Buddhist nationalistic sentiments ever since the demise of MR regime. His objective is to insidiously evoke strong emotions that will snowball into a formidable Sinhala Buddhist chauvinistic front that will bring back unscrupulous MR to power. This is his objective; he recklessly cares little about the repercussions that will precipitate with catastrophic consequences! This man is extremely dangerous and complexly devoid convictions. He lacks basic human decency, modesty and vision I am very sorry to say!

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        correction:

        “This man is extremely dangerous and completely devoid of convictions. He lacks basic human decency, modesty and vision I am very sorry to say!

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        Burning Issue——“I say this because, he has been pandering to the Sinhala Buddhist nationalistic sentiments ever since the demise of MR regime.”—————–He has been a public racist at least for the past 20 years and an aspiring fascist for the past 12 years.

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    Once upon a time he was with Perumal. Later he was summersaulting from one camp to the other for a living. Poor fellow. He does not know the right from the left,[Edited out]

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    Dr. DJ,
    “How do we understand the Asgiriya Chapter’s statement—because the crucial challenge is to comprehend it, whether or not one agrees with it in whole or in part (and I for one, do not). The statement is a throwback to the 1940s “
    Why not spell out what exactly you don’t agree with?
    I believe it is a throwback to medieval times, not the 1940’s. Here is a bunch of people who do no useful work, who extort the maximum from their pliant followers, whom they keep in thrall with claims of omniscience, calling on the state to ensure that one of their wayward members is addresed with “respect”.
    Is this clique so out of touch with the teachings of their alleged founder that they don’t realize that humility, self-sacrifice and charity will get them respect, not arrogant demands from a position of assumed moral superiority?

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    What a beauty…………. It is not Zou Zou …….. It is Mangala Samare holding on to Dr Ranil’s crotch….. Pity the mahout looks like Sambandan……. It should be the Vellala Kid Abraham , who wants Buddhism expunged from the Constitution………….. There should be at least three , holding the Tail……….Assath , Hakeem and Baththudeen …………the destroyer of Buddhist religious ruins… ……..Couln’t work out where to slot the the Viper Woman ( as one commentator said ) from Horagolla and her Chief House boy……….who seems to see nothing , hear nothing………Paikiosothy, Dr Bahu, Professor Fernando Johhny Amarea, Rajitha and Son, Hirunickers, and the Dollar Suckers dancing to “Piti Kottapan Amme” from the loud mouth cad is pukka…………

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera—– Where is ambassador Bandula Jayasekera these days? Don’t you think we will have to help him rearrange his hair style if he doesn’t want to offend women? Otherwise how is your “Handicap” and business of “backhander”.

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        Dear Native…….. I can’t stop looking at the Cartoon…………… Thanks Dyan…………How it fits into our current Yahapalana lot is incredible………Look at Uyangoda , Dr Bahu , Paikiosothy, Dr Jehan, all in Top Hats and striped suits……..This Cartoonist must have been a genius…. Don’t you think mate ?……. Although he missed just one character …….Yahapalana Sobitha;s samanera , Amale Thero………….. But then our Sanga in them days didn’t ” party” with NGOs……………

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera —————This is a very old cartoon which doesn’t reflect the current pathetic situation of this island. So one could confidently state that Dayan the war monger is stuck in the past. ———————————————————————————————————————-Where are the Chinese army of labourers, prostitutes (part of MR’s gig economy), businessmen with deep pockets to buy every Tom, Dick and Basil who is somebody who can deliver files, hide them if necessary, unofficially amend/bend laws and regulations, in order to achieve their business objectives to satisfy their greed by any means necessary? —————————————————————————————————————————–Don’t forget there are Chinese shops with boards written in Chinese only language policy. Could be coded message for the Ministry of State Security (MSS) agents where to collect their brief and all the paraphernalia , indulge in cyber crime, industrial espionage(?), …….. the usual things. Make sure if you deal with Chinese business men you check his pen, gold teeth, belt, …… for micro cameras, microphones, …. specially the female spies. Give them a good strip search like the army does to female detainees, before letting them in your room. Also find a way to dodge Chinese intrusive electronic and satellite surveillance. ———————————————————————–By the way why are you along with your recent best buddy Dayan keeping a deafening silent on Chinese take over of this island. Have they got anything on you, may be a video clip, …..? Are the Chinese prostitutes good at faking o****m? Do you pay them in Renminbi? Why not in dollars? ————————————————————–

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            Dear Native……….I still keep looking at this Master Piece…… Where would you fit in Native?…….. I thought just behind the Wahabis, hanging on to the Tail, with a Poop Scoop………. A really big one , because the Yahapalana Elephant droppings now, are ginormous …… unlike in the past.

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    One of the best and most prescient articles DJ has written. Those who castigate him as a exulting in a Sinhala Buddhist dominant state should re-read his words and I quote ‘This in turn will benefit neither the Sinhalese nor the Sinhala Buddhists, nor the country as a whole. Just as the minorities will realize that this isn’t the country it was in 2015 still less in 1947-1956, the majority will learn that this isn’t the world and the region, of 1956, 1970, 2005 or 2009/10.’

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      Taraki ———It is too sophisticated, nuanced and subtle even for prophet Dayan. By the way what does he mean? Do you think this is an intellectually honest work of sophistry?

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    I like the cartoon. The serenity of the Buddha is the most obvious feature. Why cannot the clergy take a hint from this. Nothing can defeat the serenity of the Buddha. It does not need any help to protect from the Mahanayakes or others.

    As to DJ, I have, sorry to say, some sympathy for his view. Leaving aside all subjectivities, there is something building up slowly which this government is unable to deal with. I wonder whether the malaise in our society is too deep-set for it to be dealt with at all. True there was a changing moment in 1956 but it was diverted by Bandaranaike for the ends of his own power. Since then, every politician, Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim, has see his own colossal profits by playing identity politics. It will be difficult to see how this will end or whether it can end. I must say that this article of DJ, despite prejudices, identifies issues very well without suggesting feasible solutions.
    One must not dismiss it simply because DJ wrote it.

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    Smart Patriot Dr.DJ is dreaming
    of singing Jeyn Jaya Weva .. to bring back MaRa regime again. In his twilight years Dayan is in deperation and will go to any level.

    https://goo.gl/images/1c6UkC

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    By writing articles such as this you are losing what ever cache you built whilst serving as a diplomat in the EU. Remember these will come back to haunt you should you get back what you love most; wine and dine with the Pukka Sahibs in the EU.
    Shame!!!

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    Todays version of the cartoon will have MR riding a lion with DL hanging by the tail followed by white vans.

    DL opens his heart: “How do we understand the Asgiriya Chapter’s statement—because the crucial challenge is to comprehend it, whether or not one agrees with it in whole or in part (and I for one, do not)”.
    Just what the hell do you mean “I for one, do not”.
    DL: “………….Tamil nationalism has exposed its pro-imperialist, reactionary and pro-fascist (unwillingness to renounce the LTTE and its war) character”.
    TNA has again and again eschewed the separate state concept.
    DL concludes wryly: “…………the hierarchy of the Asgiriya Chapter is more progressive than the United National Party”.
    DL has no idea as to basic Marxism much less progressive thinking.

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    asgiriya and malwatte are violating the basic tenets of Buddhism as t he siyam nikaya is restricted to the goigama caste so I am surprised that everyone is running after them.instead of to the other mahanayakes
    we don’t want another 1956 with gnana sara replacing buddharakhita so it is time that monks are not allowed to dictate govt policy

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    Hidden inside the convoluted narrative is a yearning for political patronage for his redundant career. He would make a perfect chameleon when it is time again, to enter the fray..

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      Lasantha Pethiyagoda————“He would make a perfect chameleon when it is time again, to enter the fray..” —————Deep down he is also driven by self hatred and loathing for others though he is not successful in his liberal pretensions.

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    Buddha did not create a religion (In fact it was not he created Buddhism). 90% of the Buddhist materials are created by the eventual, monks. But never another Buddha was created. Years after, Asoka spread out his own religion. He did not attempt to open up him from his Kingdom to achieve Nirvana, the way Buddha did. He opportunistically kept with him the brutally won kingdom with him and ruled it over. Asoka proved saying is easier than doing. Further, doing a good to others is not very hard. Denying a good for self is impossible. That is why Buddhism could not re-create another Buddha. It is irrelevant whatever the order is, whether Henayana or Mahayana.
    In the olden days there was a cruel punishing given for convicted ones. They bring together opposing branches of trees and tie them together. Then ties each leg of the victim to branches and then release the branches. That tears off the victims through the middle path. That what the Asgiriya Ayatollah and Thero De Silva doing to the Lankawe Modayas caught by them with their opposing views. Modayas are torn off to chaos by these comedy graffiti drawn in the wall by Thero and Ayatollah. Until a Chinese Tsunami comes and wipe out the wall their graffiti will be protected on the wall by Sinhala Buddhist
    Asgiriya Ayatollahs do not try to be hypocrisies. There is need to maintain their status among Sinhala Buddhists. But the Cuban Communist, Thero de Silva, always does to be a hypocrite in all his wall paintings. So he said ” whether or not one agrees with it in whole or in part (and I for one, do not). “ With all other negativeness built into him, his voluntary adoption to play Ashoka’s role to spread “Cuban Communism” render him as the current meretricious political preacher.

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    So, what is Thero disagreeing with Asgiriya Ayatollah is at same wavelength Thero preaches. They are not opposing views. The outdated preacher, Thero is seeing the future urgency through Castro lenses to the importance of destroying the neoliberalism, while world have abandoned (or has destroyed) the neoliberalism long ago and had moved to other political Ideologies. That where he evaluates Stalin’s erudite comparison of the British Labor party and Emir of Afghanistan (Two imbeciles didn’t know there were/are no Emirs of Afghanistan). These are special editions written for the consumption of Lankawe Wildlife Sanctuary SinhaLEs.

    Just to carve out a naval base for them, Britain destroyed a whole Island with Soulbury’s unity government. Lankawe refused to get up and walk from the time of its freedom. So, Thero writing and Asgiriya Ayatollah’s preaching are perceived cures for that mortally cursed Lankawe mass.
    Here we go again. It is common to quote from Mervyn De Silva’s writing. But a dog gets only licking water even in the middle of the ocean. So Thero has successfully found out where one, Mervyn de Silva’s writing had gone off the tract by lack of foresightedness. Mervyn wrote it in 1960s. So he was yet to see the lefts’ even the first toppling of NM or Colvin by Sirimavo. Vasu, Tissa, DEW were not even in his view’s horizon. He saw Solomon West Ridgeway Dias’ Pancha Padi Maha Wegaya as socialistic dawn of Lankawe. But SWRD, the purdah drove this elephant to the destruction of the country. Now that elephant is destroyed by UNP. Bald heads are not working class, but the Brahmins of Arya Buddhism. Doctors are other bosses of the Sinhala society. These Medicine Masters (SWRD’s name was Weda Mathayas and now renamed as GOMA by the Old Son Prince to use in the current turmoil) are active poison in the potion SWRD put together to choke the country to death.

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    If UNP was drives one elephant, the imperialists, SWRD was driving five mighty elephants. This is where Mervyn de Silva had slipped on his calculation. In war fronts, many times, as in the Tamil saying, elephants turn on their mahout. The Potion SWRD concocted is the one killed him. Or let us say, the born baby (SLFP) mutated as a monster by the radiation of the Pancha Padi Maha Wegaya. When the Lankawe Escobar Family crime royalty reached Old King’s hand, it has been branded as the war criminals’ organization. In addition to that, this Balawegaya has earned the name for Lankawe army as the rapist army. If Mervyn like intelligent man had witnessed these proud achievements of SLFP in the international arena and being chased by Ex State Secretary to be as UNP’s house-boy, he might have committed suicide for having written what he Thero has quoted here. In any case, Thero is conceding that SWRD’ monster SLFP is murdered by UNP. Now he is seeing Old King may release another monster stunt out his bottle. But what Threo cannot see is, when SWRD was creating his monster, he was high up in the sky in popularity. But now the Old King is a spent firework. He has been already kicked on the butt by Ex State Secretary Kerry and PM Modi. Now Xi Jinping is demanding for his turn to that ass. Neither Thero nor Old King is going anywhere further without taking Jinping’s feet too.
    We saw here Thero campaigning during the entire last quarter of 2014 how Ranil can win Old King. But Ranil could be in within the 10 or so candidates in that election. Then Thero has been struggling to climb into the lost wagon, while Old Brother princes were keeping kicking out him.

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    Now to bring a new a 19th century Lenin, a new SWRD genie, to the Modaya Kingdom, Thero is portraying Ranil as the Tsar and Rice Mill New Royal Family as the peasants and Joint Comedy Club as the Russian Communist party.
    If nobody is there to bless Thero, Thero is blessing him and feeling happy of it. ”If neither of these outcomes materialize, then we are indubitably looking at a 1956 and 1970 scenario” He knows what he wrote all are not even guessing, if not logical, so he cunningly eyeing the victories Sirimavo, JR , Old King et al did in their elections , like SWRD did in 1956. So thinking one like that may come out this time too and give holy prophecy status to his blah, blah.
    All know SWRD did not create any miracle land than the rest followed him; Sinhalese did not know what is a communist revolution is. Pancha Padi Maha Bala is not a working class; Medicine masters and Ayatollahs are the Masters of Lankawe. As Mervyn De Silva has pointed out, that team is only Religious, Language and cultural Ultra Racist gang. This gang could not wipe out UNP like in what happened in Russia. Now SWRD’s SLFP is only one of the Pancha Bala(age old UNP Imperialist, Opportunistic Muslim leaders, SLFP moles like Magalas- Rajithas- Daya Siris, TNA, and the Official SLFP under New King) elements Ranil has put together to rebuild the UNP. Sirimavo, JR and Old Kind did even better than SWRD in their elections. But in all election, the unconscious voters never did know to whom they were voting. They voted for the free Biriyani and sip arrack from the Moon. But, it is mirage created by Thero like Sinhala Chauvinist writers that SWRD created a new earth in 1956. Reality is SLFP sold the Old Land to China before it goes into death.

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