6 July, 2022

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President, Non Compos Mentis?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“….the paragon of transgressors, the man who holds nothing sacred and who fearlessly assumes every from of hubris”.- René Girad (Violence and the Sacred)

It was a moment of ultimate self-exposure. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s reply to Al Jazeera-interviewer’s question about anti-minority violence revealed a mindset and a worldview which is not quite lucid: “There were incidents. There were attacks; some incidents. What was in the background? Why were they attacked? Now see a girl was raped. Seven years old girl was raped. Then naturally they will go and attack them whether they belong to any community or any religion. The people when they heard about it they were so upset, relations everybody. There were incidents like that. All incidents have some background to that[i].

The President is lying, again. Child rape is rampant in Sri Lanka, but there has been no incident of a Sinhala-Buddhist child being raped by a Tamil/Muslim/Christian, up to now. Even the fecund imagination of the BBS has failed to come up with a lie so deadly. The Sinhala-Buddhist extremists who instigated the attack on Pepiliyana ‘Fashion Bug’ used a false rape story to incite anti-Muslim hatred, but even they did not place the age of the alleged victim at seven, as the President of Sri Lanka unblushingly did.

The Presidential lie is worrying. But his thinly veiled attempt to justify the recent spate of anti-minority violence is terrifying. President Rajapaksa could have condemned the anti-minority violence, at least from a rule-of-law angle. He did not. Instead he tried to render the attacks on minorities valid and understandable by labelling them acts of just-retribution. He indicated that the minority-victims were attacked because they committed some heinous crime, a la child rape. Wasn’t that a tacit endorsement of mob violence and vigilante-retribution? Given this climate of official-approbation, is it surprising that Sinhala-Buddhist thugs (lay and ordained) feel unafraid to take law into their hands? (In the latest such incident, a mob in Athurugiriya accused three women of the non-existent crime of ‘conversion’, tied their hands and handed them to the police).[ii]

So in Presidential eyes, the alleged crime of a Tamil is a Tamil-crime, the alleged crime of a Muslim a Muslim-crime and the alleged crime of a Christian a Christian-crime. When a Tamil/Muslim/Christian allegedly commits a crime, his/her community becomes guilty by extension. And the Sinhala-Buddhist extremist mobs, in their self-appointed role of Nemesis, have the right take to punish these ‘transgressors’, sans a legal-trial let alone a legal-conviction. .

That was how the Black July happened.

Karl Dietrich Barcher in his analysis of the Nazification of German society called it ‘the proliferation of insane notions’[iii]. When such deranged notions as ‘minorities were attacked because they were child-rapists et al’ are articulated and diffused by the President himself, wither heads Sri Lanka?

Demonising the Victims

Demonising the victim is a very old vice. The entry for ‘Negro’ in the 1798 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica reads, “Vices the most notorious seem to be the portion of this unhappy race…. They are strangers to every sentiment of compassion…”[iv] How else could the ‘civilised West’ justify the unimaginable horrors it visited on Africa and Africans? The ‘lascivious/murderous/criminal Jew’ who preyed on Germans in general and German women in particular was a staple of Nazi ideology and propaganda.

The fact that President Rajapaksa made the child rape accusation in an interview with an international news channel, for a global audience, is particularly telling. Clearly the President does not think the child rape charge is too outré, but regards it as logical, possible and eminently believable. It is fairly certain that Mahinda Rajapaksa has not heard of either Julius Stericher or his atrocious Der Stürmer. But he seems a perfect-fit for that victim-baiting milieu, going by the élan with which he brandished the ‘child rape’ charge.

According to Theodore Adorno, “One of the most sinister features of the fascist character (is)…the paranoid tendency of projecting upon others one’s own violent aggressiveness and then indicting, on the basis of this projection, those whom one endows with pernicious qualities”[v]. The habit of demonising the victim seems visceral to Rajapaksa rule. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa used the charge of terrorism to justify the attempt to expel all North-Eastern Tamils from Colombo lodges in 2007. In a recent policy statement, de facto CJ Mohan Peiris reportedly justified the mass-eviction of Colombo’s poor by accusing them of criminal tendencies: “Low income earners in the city of Colombo resort to various vices because they have no proper housing facilities. Illegal acts such as narcotic rackets are evident in this environment…”[vi] (clearly the urban poor will never get justice from this court). In any normal country, such an obviously classist statement by the apex judge would have caused a tremendous uproar. In Sri Lanka, both the polity (including the Opposition) and the society responded with a deafening silence.

Mohan Peiris’s utterance is a curious echo of a previous statement attributed to another appendage of the Defence Ministry: “Intelligence units have revealed that the crime wave in the country is centred in the Apple Watte area of Maligawatte, Dinamina reports. According to the police the Apple Watte area has been identified as a main drug trafficking centre in Colombo. According to the Police Environmental Unit, the positioning of the houses in the areas provides a secure environment for criminals to evade the law, the newspaper further reports….”[vii]

The people of Weliweriya were accused of being Tamil Diaspora/NGO pawns. The Rajapaksas would not hesitate to demonise even members of their own core-constituency when it is in their political/pecuniary interests to do so.

Just after he tagged the ‘child-rapist’ charge onto the victims of anti-minority violence, President Rajapaksa praised Sri Lanka as a happy haven for its minorities: “Because in Sri Lanka this is the only country that I think Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Christians all are practicing their religion without any any any issue[viii]. The implication is that Sinhala-Buddhists never attack ‘good’ minorities; therefore any minority-victim of Sinhala-Buddhist violence is ‘bad’ by definition, and deserving of his/her fate.

All civilian Tamil victims of the Fourth Eelam War became ‘Tigers’ under the ‘Zero-civilian casualty’ principle.

All urban poor who will be rendered homeless will become ‘criminals’; any peaceful demonstrator who is attacked by the army/police will become a ‘traitor’.

And all the disappeared have either gone abroad or eloped!

In a pluralist country civic peace cannot be, if differences are liable to be criminalised. This does not mean that people have to like each other’s lifestyles/approve of each other’s beliefs. They just need to develop a sense of tolerance, a live-and-let-live attitude. Such a spirit of benign acceptance becomes especially difficult in times of economic hardships. As living-conditions worsen and their place in the social order is undermined, people tend to seek some certitude in their primordial identities. In such times, people become more superstitious, more wedded to their primordial myths and more intolerant of their fellow citizens who believe in different myths.

When such a perilous land is led by men of unsound mind, who diffuse deranged notions about the ‘ethno-religious Other’ and justify anti-minority violence, can it escape an infelicitous future?


[iii] The German Dictatorship: The Origins, Structure and Consequences of National Socialism.

[iv] Quoted in ‘Toward the Light of Liberty: The Struggle for Freedom and Rights that made the Modern Western World’ – AC Grayling

[v] Wagner, Nietzsche and Hitler

[vii] Sri Lanka Mirror – 20.3.2013

[viii] To justify his own record, the President said that in a country which he does not want to name, ‘109 mosques were destroyed” when a soldier was murdered on the road. He was clearly referring to the beheading of British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby. Subsequently several mosques were attacked, but none was destroyed. http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/newspaper/top-stories/british-soldier-hacked-to-death-mosques-attacked/. President Rajapaksa is either an inveterate liar, habitually misinformed (and never bothers to check the veracity of his information) or incapable of distinguishing fantasy from reality.

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    Thisaranee, Many thanks for another brilliant piece!
    Indeed Mahinda Rajapakse is a lying, uneducated, corrupt and criminal moron, as are the rest of his siblings who run the miracle of Asia. The Rajapassa brothers are also insanely paranoid and fear the people they claim to love! Look at the massive bullet proof convoys and hundreds of military security personnel and Special Killer Forces commandos they need to feel safe among the people they claim to represent. Something indeed is ROTTEN in the sick beautification of COlombo for the Commonwealth of Clowns (CHOGM) show in November!
    Hope this is translated and publish widely in the Sinhala press so that Sinhalay modayas may think again…
    Rajapassa in that interview justified anti-Muslim attacks much as JR justified the pogrom of July 1983 against Tamils..

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      Rajapassa cannot speak grammatical English! He cannot speak anything bu the most basic baby language..

      He is half literate even in Sinhala and also as we know half educated – so indeed he comes across and is a brain dead moron who lies to cover up his stupidity. Rajapassa is BOTH cunning and stupid – which is why he tell lies presuming that he won’t be found out!

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        Leave aside the grammatical English. At least the ability to articulate in basic English needed for a lawyer and a President of a commonwealth country was not there. Prof Peiris, Prof. Vitharane and Prof Rajeeva must dress him down for his poor performance. No wonder there was no audience at the US general assembly when he spoke.

        In the Al Jeseera interview, he was seen so worried that he needed the religious ornaments to control his behaviour. His facial expression showed he is suffering from hypertension. At his very brief residual life, a little shock will cause alarming health consequence for him.

        Did he get his law degree in Sinhala? In fact, he was speaking through his posterior in the interview.

        Al Jaseera interview confirmed he is a inward minded arrogant extremist and petty parochial pervert. All what he claimed against others is the mirror of his own posterior lambasts.

        He cannot freely go to South India, UK and some EU countries. He will not even get another chance to enter the UN and the world will tell him to buy a one way fight to The Hague to argue his case by his posterior discharge.

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          Rajapakse looks and sounds a mad man.

          Hope it is not a ruse to escape war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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        Kapila Donkey:

        President Putin, Chinese or French or German – Presidents they all speak in their mother tongue.

        Mahinda Rajapakse knows at least more than one language.

        Forget whether he is expert in those or not, you idiot.

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          Jim softy,

          Correct Jim Softy. Then why the f**** he speaks in English? We have our National Language and he should promote our Language.

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          This Jim [Edited out]

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          [Edited out]

          Please don’t post gossip links – CT

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          Jim Softy the sod. Are you not the donkey in Angoda brays all day.

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      What an embarrassment Rajasass is! A national disgrace and SHAME!
      He is semi-literate in English and incapable of logical thinking clearly..

      In the Al Jazeera interview Rajapassa is shown to be a national SHAME!

      The World must wonder how can such a moron can say he represents the represent the miracle of Asia?
      This is a shame for the whole of the CONTINENT which has produced Nobel Laureates like Amatya Sen!

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        There was a big flaw in the Al Jazeera interview,about the sinhalese
        girl rape which was put to MR,the interviewer, should have said “Mr President
        don t you think it was a planted action by your cohorts to attack the innocent minorities,what do you say to that?
        All muslim countries should take note of the blatant abuse and human rights violations of the minority of sir lanka,and boycott the chogm
        in protest.

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          Muslim:
          James Bays is the single most incompetent interviewer I have seen on a major television station. It might well have been also that he had been “looked after” because there were NO FOLLOW-UP questions whatsoever when they were obviously called for. Another explanation might be that the basic script for the interview was written by someone else and Bays expected to do the obvious follow-up questions and he was so incompetent that he didn’t.
          While anyone with half a brain could have read right through the Presidential responses and Tisaranee’s very brief references to them are illuminating, it is simply poor television to do “puff-pieces” like this.

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            Oh! Now Al Jazeera has to sack their journalist Bays ‘cos the bile bucket from Galagedara doesn’t seem to like his work! Probably replace him with Titsaranee?

            This thief obviously does not apply the same standards to his own work. If he does, he has to go and face those poor first Canadians and ethnics of Alberta who were defrauded by promising an internet-based revolution before they seek his extradition.

            Friends in Alberta are still looking for him.

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              Oh you were hurt again camel urine Asanka/Leela/Softy.

              Emil was darn right. I wish it was either Tim Sebastian or Christiane Amanpour who would possibly have grilled the ArajaPuck-se.

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            You have a point there Emill ,

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          Journalists generally don’t ask hard ass questions from global leaders unless said leader is in the cross-hairs of the Western powers. While the West casticises MR , he isn’t anywhere near a global Pariah / in the cross-hairs like a Ghaddafi or Assad so maybee this Journalist didn’t want to play hardball because that would seriously effect his future probability of securing interviews with tin-pot leaders (leaders not on the West’s primary concern list).

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      The same mind set as JR, but more virulent now with MR.

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      What the fuch is the title about? What langusge is it? Is this woman mad?

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        Confused:
        Did you think you were being funny when you used the pseudonym that you’ve adopted? The only words that would have fitted you better than the one you have used would have been STUPID or MORONIC.
        Incidentally, how much did they pay you for this particular piece of brilliance and do you get paid extra for using (misspelled) 4-letter words?

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    He’s danger unto himself only. Hitler thought he has won in the initial stages of his massacres. Then, the entire scene took another turn which he never expected. Things got worse and he lost everything including his racial supremacy and his belief in the Darwinist (now debunked) theory of the “survival of the fittest”.

    Hitler’e belief was that the fittest will remain fittest forever. Wrong theory and blind belief led to his own peril. So, must be the case of MR and his goons squad. Already cracks have appeared in his own team.

    Soon, we shall see how this guy goes down in the end with the record of being in the wrong side of the history of mankind.

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      Please don’t confuse Darwin’s theory, which is valid to date, with Hitler’s racial supremacy. Those are two different things.

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        Darwin’s theory will always remain a theory – no question. It can never be proved to be true ‘the theory of evolution’ as there are many issing links. But then again, many people are fascinated by it and accept it to be true and factual, as such they believe they were once most likely to have been apes and monkeys who climbed down fron trees to evolve into their present form of hommo Sapiens – intelligent men with an additional sixth sense to boot.

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          Homo Sapiens! Intelligent Men! I know Animals and Birds that are more Intelligent!

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      Yes, but Hitler also destroyed Germany in the process. so i would say MR is not just a danger unto himself, but to all Sri Lankans!

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      Sensei Kinza

      “Hitler’e belief was that the fittest will remain fittest forever.”

      Social Darwinism dictate those which adapt and change would survive, in other words not the might would survive but the one which evolve itself has more chances of surviving.

      Dinosaurs were the largest and the mightiest of all known animals which could not survive, but the tiniest rat has survived 150 million years.

      Might can never be right.

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    Poor Christians Christians in Weliveriya were set up to attack the Law Enfiecenent Officers, by the NGOs and their political activists.

    Ms T’s lot then went to town in the West alleging a sort of Spanish Inquisition.

    The Vellalas who now control the North made serious allegations about Sinhala Buddhist Soldiers , covering themselves in Grease and trying to hump War Widows.

    Ms T must have been quarantined from our Srilankan culture since she was in nappies.

    Of course people get agitated when kids are hurt, especially in bad ways like rape anf brutal killings.

    It causes friction, especially when our rural poor have been brutalised by 30 years of terrible atrocitoies by the LTTE Tigers.

    Does it warrant this deshapremi to come at the Sinhala Buddhists, firing both barrels simply because the President pointed out a simple fact?.

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      Suman, You have a similar mind set to MR.

      People in mental asylum think that others are mad.

      You are thinking in a similar fashion. You will never change, and so will MR and his cronies.

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      “Does it warrant this deshapremi to come at the Sinhala Buddhists, firing both barrels simply because the President pointed out a simple fact?.” – The salient point here is that the story of the rape was blatantly false and MR also repeated a false story in an internationally telecast interview.

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        When a culture is afflicted with a virus like the Mahavamsa tradition grounded in falsehood,whatever that that emanates from it also will be false.So if MR blatantly regurgitates a false story in an international telecast interview,it reveals a mind set that is not only blase but also moronic.

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        paul:
        Are you out of your mind trying to point out something that makes sense to this piece of s…t who gets paid for writing nonsense when he isn’t cheating people out of their life savings for imaginary “housing?”

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      You are lucky that she is only generously using both barrels to fire. In time, it will be the bazooka. The simple fact-finding President had “rightly” pointed out that Sri Lankans “enjoy” raping 7 year-olds. Oh, even some Buddhist monks, like the one charged and convicted in London, are crazy of “young” girls. Or is it a case of too happy soldiers who drop their pants in overseas assignments? Poor, poor foxes, no matter how hard they try to hide, they are systematically being gassed out of their lairs. You can support your great President by stopping the next UNHRC action against him. I know you were sleeping during the two previous resolution sessions, so make sure you are wide awake during the next one. And oh, I almost forgot, don’t forget to get a laptop for your work – compliments from the President.

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    Poor Ms Thisaranee has got it wrong once again!!! What the President said was when a heinous crime (for eg: a child rape) is committed people get agitated and may turn violent IRRESPECTIVE of their race or religion. He never said anything about Tamil crimes, Muslim crimes or Buddhist crimes.
    I wonder if she even understands what she herself has written let alone what someone said at an interview.

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      You think exactly like the insane murderer MR!

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      Look at MR’s facial expressions and his eyes.

      Doesn’t he look like a criminal?

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      Were you paid to express this idiotic comment in defence of Hitlerpaksha??

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      Why don’t you become a secretary to Mahinda Rajapakka? Pray buddha that he doesn’t rape you either.

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      What an arsehole you are trying to discredit TG whose intellectual analysis is difficult for a mental lightweight like to understand.

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      You see, this is what is wrong with the SL majority. Do you still recall that the question was on the topic of atrocities against the minorities. Zoom, the President this as the answer. A few days ago, after all the protestation and the claim on zero civilian casualties, your joker FM Peiris has started a new roulette – that if the President had not “killed” the thousands, and if the war had dragged on, more people would have died. He was dead sure – didn’t talk of a possibility. The protestors who agitated for clean water had all of a sudden become Chrstians. Your President is frustrated and angry. So is his goon brother Gotabaya – they are being dragged through the mud for their “erstwhile” ways by people beyonf their reach. Their “lordships” are learning lessons the hard way, so if what Tisaranee writes irks you, I take it as a good sign.

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      This is what happens when the Monkey is Given a Hand Grenade….the 18th Amendment. It goes crazy.

      Notorious Gamarala…. Lie,lie, lie till you die.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5skvIvPr28#t=736
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb28kdYhKFU

      Coming colors no good. See Hague is calling.

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      Maheshi Karunatilleke:
      Like the rest of your pack of hyenas, you are a LIAR, in addition to supporting criminals. But, what to do, you have to make a (dis)honest living, no?

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    The statement is not at all of Democratically elected President of an Independent Country…but of a man who is struggling to survive by terror… Prabhaakaran is re born…he too would have acted in this manner IF he achieved his objective…. just study the following..
    1. He was a racist…killed all those who opposed him
    2. He had his own Army… Police
    3. He had is own CJ…
    4. He had his own Law..and his Law prevailed.
    5. People dared to oppose ..Those who opposed were killed..
    6. People dared to criticized him..they were killed
    7. He bribed his way through…he purchased them
    8. He was the Minister of Finance / Defense ..all who were around him were made rich.
    9. Taxes were imposed as he wished..
    10. He had his Air strip in Kilinochchi
    11. He beautified his Capital Kilinochchi
    12. He was born on 26.11.1954…..
    13. He was everything and anything
    14. He was Sun God…people sang hosannas..
    15. He erased everything that reminded of the Govt…
    16. He had his own ” Mahavir ” day…
    However he proved that he is a Dictator believed ONLY in the GUN… not DECEITFUL..therefore easily identified..
    The Sri Lankan Society then and now run by ‘ AAA ‘ DECEITS….who display all the above but hide behind the farcical electoral process…where one mans ideology prevails.

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      VP is a very cool gentleman and He will never act like this uneducated Clown Mahinda the Moron. And for your information Velupillai Prabaharan is a brave soldier and a hero, not a criminal like Rajapassa brothers. Thank you.

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      R.Dias

      “1. He was a racist…killed all those who opposed him”

      He killed all, then he is not a racist but a psychopath.

      “7.He bribed his way through…he purchased them”

      He also received bribe or shall we say a fees for services rendered.

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    This President is the most immoral leader in our history and one of the worst in the world.

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    That was indeed a pathetic interview with Al-Jazeera.

    Not only was MR defensive on all counts, he was lying through his teeth with an exaggerated straight face!

    With the opposition in such disarray be prepared for more of the same for the next 10 years!

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    A pity CT doesn’t have the resources (I am sure) to provide transcripts of crucial interviews & speeches. Any volunteers for this one? Being almost totally deaf I depend on the reports of others for something like this, though I listened to the whole interview, picking up a few words here & there. I, too, thought I heard the President claim that the rape of a very young child was the provocation for the anti-Muslim attacks. I was shocked by what thus SEEMED to be his justification for those attacks, but, as I say, I am unable to trust the little I am able to hear at all. Would really welcome a transcript.

    Sadly, even TV news providers are indifferent to the special needs of the hearing impaired. My own deafness is due to nerve damage caused by a once nearby wellknown local “‘antique’-making concern, whose machine lathes & saws & drills seemed to shatter the sound barrier, as well as rise well above legal levels — according to the CEA who were unable to do anything about it.

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    The interview was such that every question put forth came as a shock to him, and even the evasive acttion taken not to tread on India’s toes was hilarious. He was cornered and floored at every turn. Probably because he was too cocky that he had all the ‘right’ answers, little realising that he was being given the rope to tie around his own neck. There were many in the audience watching and wanting this to happen, except of course his BBS pets and his brood. Imagine this type of questioning in the ICC Courts at The Hague. Stammering and stuttering trying to explain himself.

    Failing to convince the jury who would be fully aware of the ground truth and what actually took place, this one stupid lie of a ‘raped 7 year old’ as the reason to defend an attack on the minority, would throw all his other responses into question and doubts on his honesty and integrity.

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      Gaddafi threw the UN charter booklet on the ground and that was the beginning of his downfall.
      He was spinning Indra’s Vajra in the left hand like a gangster (normally held in the right) and I for a moment taught he would throw it at the interviewer.

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    For the President to say that a Muslim has raped a very young Sinhalese girl and for the Muslim community to keep quite and accept his statement is a shameless act. By indicating that a Muslim raped, he has made sure to demonize the religion. Otherwise he would have said a person raped or a SRi Lankan raped..although this again is a lie. What are the Muslim leaders doing about this, this lie was told to Aljazeera which is telecast all over middle east and rest of the world. The President has demonized every single Sri Lankan Muslim by this statement. Are our Muslim leaders so weak!

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      Lankan Our Fauzi, Mustapa, Rishard and Rauf all are underhand dealing rouges whom is fear of Mahinda as Mhidna warnd them if in case anything againts will happedn like CJ’s case.. so they be quiet. Only person I like is Azath Sally, and this time all muslim support TNA and TNA knows this well as we Moors are TAMILS except the religon diffrence… Entire Sri lanka is India before this is the truth

      Mahinda will get caught, dont worry

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        nice comment.

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      Hail Rauf Hakeem – the great SLMC leader of the Muslims. He will lead the Muslims to the “promised” land.

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        jansee

        “He will lead the Muslims to the “promised” land.”

        To Israel?

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          “He will lead the Muslims to the “promised” land.”

          I thought the land where 64 Virgins waiting to please you.

          I think Rauf Hakeem is already halfway in that land.

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          Native Vedda:

          Why not? When it comes to politics, anything is possible. H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa Road in Palestine and then UAVs from Israel, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake’s begging saga for arms, knocking on the doors of Israel. Promising the “sun” and “moon” is not new.

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          I thought it was Saudi Arabia, but Saudis look at anyone from Sri Lanka as subhuman, including Muslims.

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        Hail ASSWAR – a recently appointed monitoring M.P. and Hitlerpaksha’s ass licker. Where are you? Have you joined the BALU Bala Sena group of Companies headed by GOATa??

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    Acts of “just retribution” are now happening in the north.
    Tamils are being randomly attacked by the army as punishment for electing the TNA.

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    Rajafucksa is a useless Tamil supporter.

    He better win back Sinhala support by doing what he did best in 2006 to 2009.

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    This president should be given the award for lying, racism, corruption and garbage collection together which his brother the educated 7 to 11 shop assistant who is now ruling the country with thuggery. Just you wait till the international community will get you. Look forward to an enjoyable stay in jail when the decent and honourable Navi Pillay gets her way.

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    A muslim is accused of rape but not prosecuted. Instead a gang of monks and thugs go on a rampage and attack another muslim owned establishment. The police look on silently. The DIG comes to the scene and wants the matter settled. The muslim owned business decides not to prosecute. No action. No rape prosecution.

    Year later President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is interview by Al-Jazeera and categorically states that the attack was due to a muslim man raping a singhalese girl. He condenses that it is OK for THE PEOPLE to attack minorities if such an incident happens. He implies that behind all such incidents of attacks there is such an incident. THE PEOPLE have attacked mosques, attacked muslim women etc because muslims are rapists, criminals and thieves?

    What kind of President is this who talks utter Bull Shit in front of an international audience. This is the man who is to be chairman of CHOGM for the next several years.

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    If there was no introduction at the beginning of the interview , then any one watching the interview may come to a conclusion that this guy is a Sinhala Racist bastard who does not condone raping of even children.

    Hope CHOGAM leaders watch this interview and decide to boycott

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    This idiot is not fit enough to be a president not even a pradeshya sabha member. He is acting as he is the savior of minorities but worse than GR. He is the sole responsible person for all crimes committed in the north and racial disharmony in SL. Count your days to face the ICC in Hague with GT.

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    Tissaranee,
    Well said, Good article, real approach, it is a fact “Lying in public international media, WHO IS FOOLING WHO, He thinks whole world is fool. yes there are a lot of meaning behind this, It is a shame to call him as president of a beautiful country.

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    The sheeple will continue to keep this ruling family in power and consume their BS at the cost of the country’s ever declining economic development. The neighbouring countries might be happy with a lunatic ruling Sri Lanka.

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    Dias- whom are you talking about.
    Te President who has een weilding the wand for this many years over the entire country or late Pabakaran.

    I have just one.

    Late Prabakaran was in the North.
    The President for the entire Sri Lankan Nation.

    Who is the strongest.The dictator over th country especially the foolish south knuckled under the morsels and ate it as it fell from his
    table.Then go out and vote for him.
    Not forgetting the golden key that the president is clinging on to and cursing all.

    Instead of whining about the President or looking to compare him with Hitler,Prabakaran etc. To the south just get on with it and get him out.
    If this would make the souh very happy.OR?
    Over to you our southrn friends.

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    It was a disgraceful interview. This sham of a President looking like a liar, an artful dodger, and evaded the tough questions by stating there are “investigations” going on…and we all know how far those “investigations” go. Tissarannee was absolutely right, instead of condemning these attacks on helpless minorities, he defended them. He also lied about a little girl being raped. He made excuses for mobs, and unfortunately the interviewer failed to asked him why Buddhist monks are disgracing their religion by leading these attacks.
    He paints a false picture of a happy nation, with the minorities living in bliss, and the majority tolerating everyone, but any fool can see through the charade. He asked the stupid question about the international community not investigating war crimes before the last few days of the war, and seems to be totally oblivious that his troops were accused of rapes, brutal murders, attacking safe areas, schools, etc., during the final days, as many, many videos show, and that his stinking government MUST answer to those accusations.
    It was obvious this country has a dishonest, corrupt, and cunning man, as President. He is insulting the intelligence of his own people. The Rajapaksa’s are a curse on this country.

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      I am sure that our good friend Lapatiya will have a few things to say about the ‘investigations’ ending up in the hamas pettiya…. come on Lapats, we are yearning to hear from you!

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    Tisaranee many people may not know the meaning of “non Compos Mentis”.
    According to the dictionery it means insane, demented,daft,batty,crackbrain banana, crazy, cuckoo, nutty, unbalanced
    and unhinged.
    Take your pick reader and for the elucidation of the President of the
    Banana Republic of SL

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      Thanks Leon for elucidating this point for our (readers) benefit. It truly is a telling conclusion.

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    The video transcript of the interview and independent footage of mob violence have to be screened concurrently for spectators to decide for themselves as to what actually happened… the body language, tone of voice, posture and facial expressions reveal much that mere print reporting may not…

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    Absolutely excellent piece by TG.

    There is no other way to describe the moron Rajapaksa.

    What is mind boggling is the silence of the so called representatives of the muslim community to this grave insult. Spineless useless worms.

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      Piranha
      Are you a Buddhist? Is Ranting and Raving over ‘Grave Insults’ going to change anything.
      Muslims follow true Buddhism, because they understand that everything is IMPERMANENT. Insults float over the heads of true believers, because they understand that Kamma works finally against those who try to hurt others.

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    Thank you Tisaranee for another great article.

    Sri lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse, the worst traitor in Sri Lanka who betrayed Sri Lanka at the UN Al Jazeera interview.

    Please check how the coward Mot…. Fuc….g bast….d who is the real traitor who disgraced our country Sri Lanka to the International community through A Jazeera.

    Which President will ever betray the country by saying to the International media that a seven year old girl was raped in his own country, betraying it and it’s people to the whole world in main stream International Media. He didn’t give a damn hoot to betray our country just to save his soul.

    No President in any other country will ever say lies by making up stories to an International media and this incident itself is an utter false lie.

    He openly said to the world that Sri Lanka is Perverts country which even a seven year old child is not spared and saved.

    Even if it really took place, does a sitting President of a country will ever say it to the world in front of Main stream international media like Al Jazeera.

    This will definitely effect our Tourism industry to loose business where most of the Tourists travel to Sri Lanka along with their families and children, including from Western and ME countries.

    More over what is the vandalizing of the Muslim mosque by the BBS criminal thugs have to do with a seven year old rape. Is Mosque the culprit….. Why the Mosque was attacked, other than this was staged by the thug BBS Terrorist criminals.

    What we herd was a Muslim boy was in love with a Sinhala girl who was very much over seven years of age,(not seven years old but much higher) and BBS Sinhala Racist criminal thugs opposed to this affair, made up a story to say a seven year old girl was raped by a Muslim boy to vandalize the mosque.

    Actually this Muslim boy was in love with the sinhala girl and he never RAPED her. This is a pathological Lie that President told to Al Jazeera.

    He lied to Al Jazeera saying that it was a seven year old Sinhala girl was raped but it was not. He was in love with her and he never raped her. How come a boy in love with a girl rape her. It happens only inside Hambanthota Medamulana club house.

    Why he send our young Sinhala Girls to Middle East as servants to get Ambushed by the Arabs there and many come back in Body Bags. Is he such a proud President to send them alone to notorious countries just to rob their blood money, their families and their foreign exchange.

    President Mahinda Rajapakse has to apologize to Sri Lanka people for this Pathological lie he said to Al Jazeera. Same what he said on Dr.Dayan Jayatillake’s NGO affiliation and on UNHRC Navi Pillai’s pre-written report and 8,000 army personnel in Jaffna.

    He is a Somarama, Anguli Mala cum Saradiel combine re-incarnate pathological liar, a thug, a betrayer and a Traitor.

    It is time CID do a thorough investigation on this incident and what he said to Al Jazeera and publish a report. We want to know the truth.

    He is a Danger and a trouble maker to our country and should be barred from the future UN AGM visits and TV interviews. Everything he said to Al Jazeera were monumental lies after drinking wine at the UN.

    That’s why even Indian Prime Minister avoided him at the UN. A dangerous Atom Bomb. Monkey given a Grenade. Watch the Kangetta robbed magic wand…….

    http://groundviews.org/2013/09/29/the-al-jazeera-interview-with-mahinda-rajapaksa-calling-the-bluff/screen-shot-2013-09-28-at-3-54-54-pm

    No wonder a regular Kasippu drinker drunkard, drink Wine at UN and talk lies to UN and foreign media including Dr. Dayan Jayatillake’s NGO affiliation.

    Judge yourself who is the real Traitor to our country and who sold Sri Lanka to safeguard only his and his families soul and his hide criminal thug brother, the notorious white van abductor.

    The whole Al Jazeera Interview was based on Lies and CID, media,CT and opposition parties should investigate this.

    He is a false flag instigator to start another Genocidal massacre in Sri Lanka and everybody should be watchful in his moves.

    Be prepared for CHOGM 2013.

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    Clearly shows the difference between a Labrador Retriever and an insect infested Street Pariah dog.

    A lunatic who vomit shit from his mouth.

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    MR and his extended family would live long or short in power is immaterial. What matters is where would the wealth of Sri Lanka (if there is any) or the borrowed and mortgaged wealth would end up meanwhile. They all end up in banks in the Western Countries in accounts in the family members’ or friends’names, or in their numbered accounts. The money will get spent in those countries, converging the interests of all parties who now outwardly appear to be opposing for the benefit of the glib public. This is what we call “magic” by those with children’s minds; sleight of hand or confidence trick as described by intelligent people.

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      Rajapakses is going to rule the country forever.
      There is no way any opposition can win any election in south.
      So learn to live with these MR antics for rest of your life. -:)

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    Cheap Minister Vigneswaran, Non Compos Mentis?

    Cheap Minister Vigneswaran, nincompoop?

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      Looks as if the Bugger has learned a new phrase and like the Monkey with a razor is chopping himself.

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    The main mission of Ms T and her loyal followers here is to bag Srilanka and hurt the its image and make things difficuilt for the great majority of the inhabitant population.in order effect regime change and pave the way for Eelaam.

    95 % of this lot are residents in the West.

    They call themselves. Canadian , American,Swiss, Australian .and so on.

    Not sure about the residents in England , whether they call them English or British, because the latest survey says only 20 percent there call themselves British.

    If the President whom, they hate with a passion speak in not so cool English, talk about rapes and disgrace himself in front of their fellow Westereners and their leaders, shouldn’t they be happy?.

    So why do they get their blood pressure up and even risk getting strokes, although there is good public health cover.

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    What could we expect from a fellow who protects paedophiles? Bensen

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    Ms TG is confused by her foreign ideas.

    The al-jaz interview was surely very disrespectful to a national leader by an uneducated westerner.

    Prof Rajiwa, Prof Carlo, Prof Roberts, Prof GLP – these are truly educated people and any of them could have interviewed him better. Or Prof Dayan or Mr Malinda could have done it.

    Interviews like this are a western trap.

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      How about pre-arranged questions like we have in our own state media interviews, with a bunch of jokers to laugh and ridicule the interviewer, passing snide remarks, agreeing in unison and absolutely with Mr. President in whatever that he says. The problem is that it is happening all the time here and people have got sick and tired of it, they switch channels, or watch with amusement at the gong show. The ball game is a little different on the International forum where hard talk is the order of the day. If you are not ready to face that and succeed, then you are in great peril of mass rejection. This is what happened to our Prez.

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