30 September, 2020

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President Sirisena Drowns His Woes In The Waters Of Iranaimadu

It is the observation of most persons that all signs are that if judged strictly in terms of the law, the cases against the dissolution of Parliament will go against President Sirisena. The Attorney General seemed at a total loss as his arguments were demolished and many openly sniggered at his loss for words especially when it was pointed out that he had expressed opinions in 2015 at the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that were the opposite of what he was defending this week. The President’s lawyer had become the laughing stock in a court where he was by custom the most respected lawyer in the land.

President Sirisena now has hopes only on two fronts. First that the political threats interjected by his lawyers of precipitating chaos in the country if the apex court decided against the President will lead to a political decision. And secondly that the freshly restarted effort to buy more MPs (as confided by a Joint opposition MP) while the judgment is delayed will yield results.

A political scientist of some experience and of the UNP persuasion observed: “Hoping against hope is rather vain and Sirisena knows it. His advisers have consistently given him advice that led him deeper into trouble. So what does he do? He is drowning his judicial and political woes of his own creation and unbridled ambition in the waters of the Iranaimadu Tank. His project is to make claims for having constructed the colonial era Iranaimadu Tank near Kilinochchi and destroy any legitimate claims the UNP might have made towards its construction. Politics, as happens all too often, has transcended the need for historical accuracy.”

Plaque on the Monument to D.S. Senanayake on whose Orders the Tank was Augmented

Work on the Iranaimadu tank was begun in 1906 under the British colonial authorities and finished in 1921. The work was entirely by hand without excavation machinery. Although unconfirmed, it is believed that Malayali labour was imported and used. Irrigation of fields began in 1922. The bund was 22 feet high then. 

By 1951 the bund was raised to 30 feet, that augmentation having been initiated on the orders of the first Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake. In the period 1954 to 1956 it was raised again, this time to 32 feet under Dudley Senanayake as Minister of Agriculture and Lands. Dudley Senanayake built a monument to his father at the time. The plaque he erected is pictured here.

In 1977 the bund was raised to 34 feet and, now with Rs. 2130 million from the Asian Development Bank, work was completed in Sept 2018 raising it to 36 feet. 

Said the above quoted Political Scientist, “This is where Sirisena stepped in seeking solace through credit claims for all the work done and erasing the records of what others had done.”

Indeed, seemingly seeking emotional support, Sirisena suddenly decided to obliterate any credit the UNP may make towards the development of Kilinochchi – even if history had to be rewritten. The monument to DS was bull-dozed in the last few days, and a new monument to Sirisena was erected using a tablet hurriedly etched in Colombo and brought to Kilinochchi. 

Sirisena opened the plaque to his glory on 6 Sept. watched by officials who had to come, hangers on and those seeking favours.

A wag could not be restrained as he said “The new monument is more appropriately President Sirisena’s political gravestone.” (by Special Correspondent)

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  • 49
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    “President Sirisena Drowns His Woes In The Waters Of Iranaimadu.” It will be so good if he drowns himself there.

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      This kind of uncivilised sentiment shows that all kallathoni labourers need to be deported to South Indian hell where they were transported from, by the British slave traders.

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        Yes that should include the descendants of the first historically recorded kallathoni labourers (Vijaya and his gangsters) as well as those kallathoni labourers brought by Portuguese slave traders to work in Cinnamon plantations and to work in fisheries.

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          Well said. The first Kallothonai was Vijayan the father of Singhal race. He could not produce children. He married the second time a princess from the Panda yarn Kingdom so says Singhla baile Mahvamasa. Even Dutugemunu ancestors were Tamils

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            “Even Dutugemunu ancestors were Tamils”

            What about the rest of the world, may be they too were tamils once.

            Selfish ugly bugers

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              ravi perera

              Its you!!!!!!!!!!!!

              “Selfish ugly bugers”

              I understand your need to indulge in self-criticism and introspection however
              you should not be too harsh on yourself.

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        Mister Dorai, “civilized” is still the general mode of behaviour in this country despite best efforts of the madman Sirisena and his cohorts.

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        Yes we all know the origin of the so called Sinhalese Karawe , Salagamma, Durawa, Hunu, Hali and many other castes now making up half the Sinhalese population. All descended from South Indian slave imports and immigrants during the European colonial era. Even the Kandyan/low country Sinhalese aristocracy and many of the upper Govigamma families both Kandyan and low county are of South Indian origin. Just look at their names all a Tamil who is who. Now all have become Aryan pure sons of the soil beating the anti Tamil drum. The Sri Lankan Tamils are descended from the native Dravidian Naga tribes and original immigrants who arrived from North East India. They share a higher percentage of DNA with the Bengali than the Sinhalese who claim a Bengali descent but in reality are descended from South Indian slave imports and immigrants , ancient and modern but have strangely become the pure sons of the soils but the Sri Lankan Tamils who are largely descended from the original Dravidian tribes who inhabited the island and the ancient immigrants from NE India. You keep on lying and spinning your Sinhalese Buddhist Fascist fairy tales but DNA never lies.

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          Do Sri Lanka has DNA testing capability. If so why is that they did not prove DNA that Pirbafharn was killed?

        • 0
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          Enough of cock talk. Now think of a way to get your sihina eelam.
          Give all the facts and figures you state here to the international community, then it will be easy for you to get your sihina eelam

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            ravi perera

            Its you!!!!!!!!!!!!

            “Give all the facts and figures you state here to the international community, then it will be easy for you to get your sihina eelam”

            Forget the “international community”.
            You should visit the Hindians at 36-38 GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO-3 and find out from them what they really think about dividing the country.
            Opening hours : 0900 – 1730 hrs (Monday-Friday)

            By the way they do not have to tell you what they really think.
            You could have your cock talk with them.

    • 18
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      Give President Sirisena a razor. He will cut himself and bleed to death, rather than making the country bleed to death economically.

      Sirisena is disposable.

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      Oh NO. If that happens then there will be riot saying that TAMIL waters have drowned SINHALA BUDDHIST president. All the tamils will be attacked and their property will be burned down, worse than 1958 pogrom, this time it will not be just the south but will also include the north and the east.

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        Unberto,

        Yes. That is why a razor is better for Sirisena.

  • 9
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    The Colombo Telegraph should also do a bit of homework. DS Senanayake himself has appropriated the 1920 motion proposed by my Great grandfather Arunachalam Sabapathy. This (1920 motion in the Legislature) was the first colonial era attempt at independent food security for Ceylon. DSS came into the Agriculture reform picture in the 1930s by which time, Iranamadu/Karacchi/Kilinocchi were already fully functioning. As Prof KM De Silva notes, the 1920 motion is particularly innovative as it deals with the crux of the problem; profiteering and revenue generation be removed as core objectives of the Department of Irrigation. Previous agriculture projects were collaborative profiteering ventures.

    Augmenting is hiding behind semantics well.

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      Did your ancestor build upon any existing pond please. There aremany many relics and archaeological finds of the Naga people who lived there from before PATHINI/ KANNAGI amman and ven. Bikkuni Mani mekalai’s time.

      We could put statues/plaques for your ancestor/senanayake and poor Sirisena the primitive man. Leaving room for the next megalomaniac

      Please give further history of this area.

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        The modern construct is purely colonial; the attempt at Food security for the benefit of the people is my ancestors. I think I made that clear. Ceylon did suffer from significant chronic shortage of Rice and Food and frequently relied on Indian assistance/intervention back then.

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        Any work my ancestor did infrastructure wise and it was considerable was as part of the Legislative guidelines. The stories about Farms/Ponds/Dams are family anecdotes and unfair to comment as “political history” unless specifically documented by Primary Sources (and it comes to my sight).

        That the other leaders wanted my ancestor to propose the Food Production motion in 1920 is very symbolic. Much of the work was done in Iranamadu before the Senanayakes reached the Legislature. So let us not make fun of MS appropriating legacies.

        I have tweeted @vendan20 the actual motion although it does not give the full picture. Most of the work had been done behind the scenes but the motion is still very informative.

        With or without Plaques it was my ancestor (in 1920) who passed a motion in the LC requesting Ceylon to strive for increase in Food production. independence in Food and not rely on foreign countries, things that DSS is now credited with. My tweets are self-explanatory.

  • 2
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    good thing there is no kasyapa around

    • 1
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      Got the point. Girls at the “Clique” may be more fluxion than the Madu.

  • 13
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    Why did Sri Lanka import labor force from South India?. Is it because Sri Lankans are lazy people and spent time-fighting for power?. The world witnesses it now.

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      It was ‘Suddha’ who imported slaves (labourers) from South India. Proud native Sinhalese refused to work for utter barbaric colonial bastards. So still these Western colonial bastards and their so called labourers are the problems in Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka.

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        Oh yes other than the labourers imported by the British to work on the tea/coffee and rubber plantations , all other low caste South Indian slaves and labourers imported by the White European colonials have now converted themselves to Aryan Sinhalese Buddhists and Catholics and now make up 50% of the present day so called Sinhalese population. 90% o of the coastal Sinhalese living along the western and southern coast and the vast majority of the so called low country Sinhalese, are descended from these low caste South Indian slave imports, most probably your own ancestors. The Sinhalese DNA is 70% South Indian(Tamil) , whereas Sri Lankan Tamils only share a 17% DNA with South Indians , proving who is descended from South Indian ( Tamil) Invaders and slave imports. Sinhalese Buddhist Sri Lanka is a creation of the British and the Sinhalese racists after 1948. There was no Sinhalese Buddhist Sri Lanka prior to that. The Sinhalese throughout their history were largely ruled by local and South Indian Tamil dynasties and aristocracies and the north and east as well as the north west coast from Negombo to Puttalam were always Tamil and Hindu and still mostly so. The So called Sinhalese Buddhist never had any control or racist paws on these lands until 1948. Even the so called Kandyan Sinhalese kings who had loose control of parts of the east , were Tamils and not Sinhalese. So called Sinhalese Aryan racists , largely descended from South Indian imports are now trying their best to destroy the ancient Tamil Saivite culture of the north and east.

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        John Suddha

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        We Sri Lankans have to take responsibility for the mess Sri Lanka is in. We always look to shirk responsibility for mess ups and blame others….. Who built the roads and railways??? Whatever said and done when we were colonized there was discipline and not corruption. If you don’t like the “Colonial bastards” as you so politely put it then we shouldn’t accept their aid money and assistance if we have another tsunami or some other crisis..

  • 4
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    Smashing of Monuments

    President is walking on the light where the history figures placed the candle

    History is the most important of all the lessons the only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. When you browse the internet A journey of a thousand sites with single click assemble/Build up the scraps of the monuments The internet is the world’s library of history all the smashing done by whoever will discover those ruins which smash themselves. (Digging their own grave) Men can dig wells he cannot create water the collection of water is a techniques of famous history figures

    • 2
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      Assrof bulldozed so many Sinhala-Buddhists archeological sites in Ampara and Madakalapuwa, made fraudulent land deeds and gave them to his Muslims.

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        John

        Srilankans land department is not saying only a provocation to divert the president Smashing of Monuments.

  • 7
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    Now, there is nothing to bury but Sirisena already buried himself after appointing MR and his ministers as fake PM and fake ministers in illegal, undermocratic and unconstitutional ways. If this shameless man has any more shame still left in him, he should resign without causing further embarrassment and troubles for him, the country and the people. He has become the joker of the century for the whole planet, and not even a kid take him seriously, and he put himself into a such low depth in the gutters, and never ever he would get out of it.

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      He had already demolished the Solomon West Ridgeway Dias project. Yesterday he was working on Don Stephen’s project.

  • 7
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    I have send a case of old arrack to MS so that he can drown his woes in booze.. Please do not contaminate the water. For all the talk about colonization, Lankan politicians still have to depend on left overs by the British to advertise their names on it.

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      Keep crying about the end to murderous, raping, thieving colonialism of the scrap heap from where you originate. You can;t help lack of civilisation. But the colonialism ended due to its rejection by the civilised, you crappy roach.

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        ” colonialism ended due to its rejection by the civilised “

        “Mine is bigger than yours, ” That is why I thinks you are not from Bengal, but Africa.

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        Mine is bigger than yours

        Are you sure yours is bigger than ravi perera’s?
        He seems to compensate size with his bravado.

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        Mine is bigger than yours

        ” But the colonialism ended due to its rejection by the civilised, you crappy roach.”

        You mean in India?
        Colonialism of white man ended in this island because colonialism ended in India.

  • 2
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    Yes! Srisena seem to be in ‘Deep Waters’ struggling to swim ashore with the assistance of TNA.

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    Is there any INFERIORITY complex in Mr Sirisena in that Ranil W is a Colombo kid who had studied at Royal College and that he is a gamarala from a village. Can we explain My3 behaviour on this
    Need a psychiatrist report on him

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    Srisena is a psychopath..
    He needed treatment now ..
    Once he dispaoded you will see its signs ..
    His face shows that now .
    The curse of people upon him.
    Greed kills him.
    He trapped now between two evils Mahinda vs Ranil ..
    M&s is trapped between them

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    When Sirisena is out of the way, and sanity finally prevails under a just and strong leader such as Gotabya, this monument should be rebuilt to show the history of contribution from the previous leaders. If some work was done under Sirisena, there is no reason not to recognise that part. But the childish acts of a failed President, who did not have the strength of character and personality to deal with Ranil Wicks the Wimp, until it was too late, should be corrected.

    We owe the writer of this article a lot for highlighting this and hopefully he or she will continue to point out such acts of iconoclastic vandalism whenever they happen.

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    Absolutely, the so called Tamils in Sri Lanka are actually Malayalis.

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      Malayalis like the Sinhalese originated from the Tamils and not the other way around. Tamil/Tamils are the parents and Malayali /Sinhalese /Telugu /Kannada are the children. Children look like their parents and not the other way around. When you state Sri Lankan Tamils have similarity with the Malayali , it was with ancient Tamil Chera Nadu and not with modern Malayalam speaking Kerala which originated from ancient Tamil Chera Nadu. Remember even around the 1830s most of the population of Kerala almost 90% , including the powerful Syrian Christian church of Kerala were still using Tamil or a form of local Tamil called Malabar Tamul/Tamil or Malayalama written in the Tamil script. It is this local dialect of Tamil that was called Malayalam or Malayalama and not the current form of heavily Sanskritised Malayalam written in the Tilgari Tulu based script of the immigrant Namboothiri Brahmins. This dialect until the 1830s was only confined to them and to some of their half caste Nair/Mennon/Nambiar bastards , who are all anti Tamil to the core. However these immigrant anti Tamil traitors were ruling and the allies of the British , therefore at their insistence and in order to please their local ruling allies , the British banned the use of the native Tamil dialect of the ancient Dravidian Chera Tamil masses , that was until then called Malayalama/Malyalam or Malabar/Tamul/Tamil , that was the language of the vast majority of Malayalis and stated that from now onwards the official language of Kerala will be highly Sanskrit dialect of the Namboothiri Brhamins written in the Tulu based Tilgari script. This was originally called Manipiravalam or Grantha, the British and Namboothiris cunningly called their Grantha language Malayalam and a sop to the local Chera Tamil Dravidian masses incorporated lots of Dravidian/Tamil words into this new dialect.

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      Johnny Baby

      “Absolutely, the so called Tamils in Sri Lanka are actually Malayalis.”

      Only a small part.
      The rest had already converted to Sinhala/Buddhism and become Sinhala/Buddhists. Some of them follow fascism.

      You should be asking yourself a question, whether Sinhala/Buddhist Fascism can exist.

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    Somebody commented somewhere else that while junior democracy Singapore was building its novel international airport to attract all possible flights, the 2500 years old jungle democracy’s politicians kept changing only the name of their airport’s, when every time power changed. Then they built the Mahinda Bachan Naked International Airport to peacocks & birds to land and eat paddy.

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    No problem! The original monument of D.S.Senanayake will be restored in the coming days and Sirisena can take his monument to Polonnaruwa and his backgarden!

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    This was a pet scheme of MY3 – connecting his Mahaweli Authority with this Tank
    renovation and carrying out State settlement of the majority community with ulterior
    intentions, as under Mahaweli rules which TNA cannot budge?

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    Tis report says that it took 1977SLR 2.13 Billions to raise the dam by 2 feet (about 0.6m) – todays’ rate mind boggles. The farmer share was minimal but the nouveau riche have continued increasing – some into the elites!

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    Has Sirisena added KCN in Irrinaimadau tank wataer? Who knows

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    Governor Reginald Cooray Lies for Sirisena
    Thank you for this story which was subsequently carried in the Uthayan.

    Governor Cooray promptly protested to Uthayan saying the story is false, and they had preserved the granite tablet for refurbishing and re-erection. He demanded a retraction

    However, the photo you have shown was taken while the bulldozer demolished the monument to D.S. Senanayake, including the tablet.

    Being aware of this, Uthayan promised to write a retraction and asked for a photo of the tablet. “Why do you need that?” asked the Governor.. “Showing that would demonstrate to readers, how mistaken we were,” was the reply he got.

    The Governor sulked away saying he would try to get the photo.

    Was the Governor lying, or was he being used as a cat’s paw by those who lived to him?

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    Sinhala -Buddhists supremacists never miss a chance to vilify the Tamils as immigrants from South India when Mahavamsa itself says territory on the other side of Maga Ganga (Mahaweli Ganga) belonged to Tamils. Duttu Gemenu spent 6 months to defeat the 32 Tamil kings who lived en route from Mahiyankana to Anuradhapura. The Mahavamsa says “when he had thus overpowered 32 Demilla kings Duthagamini ruled  over Lanka in a single sovereignty.” The war between Ellalan and Duttu Gemenu was not a war between Tamils and Sinhalese(there were no Sinhalese prior to 8th century AD) but a war between Hindus and Buddhists. There were Tamil Buddhists fighting along with Naga Buddhists and vice-versa. Duttu Gemenu’s army chiefs like Nandhamitta and Velu Sumana were Tamil Buddhists. .Duttu Gemenu being a descendant of Muttu Sivan, his son Devanampiya Tissa wanted to capture Anuradhapura ruled by his ancestors.
    Sirisena has now proved he is a barbarian by demolishing the plagues laid by DS Senanayake and his son Dudley Senanayake. Iranamadu Kulam was under occupation of LTTE, for 3 decades but they never destroyed the plagues! That shows who is civilized and who is uncivilized.

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      If Buddhists seriously take to heart and fully understand the Buddha’s four noble truths and the noble eightfold path this country would be paradise.

      Monks should not be allowed to involve themselves in politics. I wonder what the Buddha would say to those monks who scream and shout when demonstrating and are racist. Does anyone seriously believe the Lord Buddha would express racism against the Tamil people.

      When you have politicians of any party going to temples and practicing observances and then found out to be racists, cheats and frauds what hope is there for our country.

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    Trying to convince the Sinhalese that
    they are hybrid race between veddas,
    Tamils and later the South Indians
    (Telugu,malabaris ) ,is a total waste of time and energy.The famous
    statue of Parakrama babu bears the
    sacred thread across the chest is a
    proof that either he was a Brahmin or
    it is a statue of sage agasthiya whom
    PBahu venerated as a saint.The so
    called Sinhala kings were either born
    to the South Indian royalty either by
    birth or matrimony from the time of
    first known Sri Lankan Kings.saivism
    and Buddhism were embraced by the
    natives of srilanka at some time
    or other from the time Buddhism spread to this once resplendent island.Sinhala language was born only after the birth of Buddhism in
    srilanka and that after the kings and
    the Buddhist clergy assimilated the Pali language , the language of the
    Maurya empire under Asoka the great
    who embraced Buddhism and embarked on a mission of spreading
    the teachings of Buddha.Most of the
    subjects who embraced Buddhism
    especially the educated gradually
    learned Pali and a new language
    emerged and the rest is history.
    Western and middleeastern conquest
    later as we know brought with it New
    religions,culture and languages.You
    cannot change the mindset of some
    political or religious leaders except by uniting all progressive forces
    for the common good of our country
    and eliminate the corrupt and the selfish.

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      If Buddhists seriously take to heart and fully understand the Buddha’s four noble truths and the noble eightfold path this country would be paradise.

      Monks should not be allowed to involve themselves in politics. I wonder what the Buddha would say to those monks who scream and shout when demonstrating and are racist. Does anyone seriously believe the Lord Buddha would express racism against the Tamil people.

      When you have politicians of any party going to temples and practicing observances and then found out to be racists, cheats and frauds what hope is there for our country.

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    Monument to be Reconstructed in 24 hrs?
    The wanton destruction of a historic monument has reached the proportions of a scandal. One newspaper had even commented that the monument to DS Senanayake had been protected all through the war years, but the vandal Maithripala Sirisena had destroyed it.

    As a result Governor Reginald Cooray this afternoon (10th) ordered the irrigation engineer for Kilinochchi to reconstruct it in 3 days.

    Later this evening President Sirisena got into the act and told the Province’s Irrigation Engineer to restore it within 24 hours..

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