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President Who Captained The Titanic Sinking With Crooks

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Mahindapala

H. L. D. Mahindapala

President Maithripala Sirisena’s speech, covering several key aspects of his six-month rule, was timed to be a critical political intervention on the eve of election. The broad overview of his stewardship was angled to undermine his bete noir, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Though it was also meant to give a shine to his “100 days” (it ran into six months!) it did not enhance his image as the head of the promised Yahapalanaya (good governance). In fact, by the time he ended his speech he had put his foot in his mouth, exposing himself as the captain of a disastrous political “Titanic” that carried on deck some of the biggest crooks in the land. The most remarkable note in his speech admits that he saved his “Titanic” which was sinking because of crooked navigators who could not float even a paper boat down a rain-filled drain. Of course, it was not a Q & A session where the media could question him on the issues he raised to boost his agenda. It was one long monologue in which he provided an insight into his thinking. In the main it was a justification of his actions and inactions. In his speech he was aiming strenuously to project himself as a man who means well and achieved the best though the value and the consequences of his actions / inactions raised more questions than the answers he provided.

All in all, his speech was simple to the point of being naive. In fairness to him it must be said that he did not try to be more than the al-lay, vel-lay, pal-lay village rustic. He gave his own interpretation of events tracing the crisis way back to JR Jayewardene’s Constitution of 1978. It was a plain narrative that could have been heard in any kopi kad-day in the village. It lacked the depth of understanding of the undercurrents and the overwhelming forces at play. He was more obsessed with justifying his actions and inactions rather than spelling out a vision for the nation. The”vision” that came out loud and clear was his determination to keep the Rajapaksas out of power. By the time he finished his speech he had also declared that he will play his cards to keep the “January 8th revolution” going, meaning that he will lend a hand to Wickremesinghe to keep him in power. He was quite sure that Rajapaksa will be defeated. Other than that he had nothing to offer the nation. He was not even aware that, under him, his “Titanic” was drifting into a Bermuda Triangle, leading to uncertainty and the instability – a dangerous situation which is spinning out of control with his mates on board feeling the chilly winds of change coming their way. But buoyed by his blissful naivety he ended his speech on an optimistic note, quite convinced that his name will be cleared by posterity, at the end of his five-year term, as the man who restored freedom and democracy to the nation.

Maithripala SirisenaThough he kept saying elsewhere that he was going to remain neutral the lines in between in his speech made it clear that he was bent on keeping Wickremesinghe in power. The main thrust of his speech, the selected points he highlighted and his vindictive politics made it abundantly clear that he was going to work, during and after the election, to bring back Wickremesinghe. His anti-Mahinda Rajapaksa bitterness is entrenched irremovably in his psyche. This should normally disturb his Buddhist conscience, if he has one. But he has now written himself into history as the first leader of a party to work against his own nominated candidate.

Perhaps, it was his guilt that prompted President Sirisena to give his speech a gloss in the best way he can. He was making a strenuous bid to explain the reasoning behind his acts of commission and omission. All of which sounded somewhat like a confession-cum-justification. He also sounded a bit aggrieved that he was subject to “the worst ever onslaught” (translation) than any other president had faced before. This paranoid statement is an exaggeration. If he has a grasp of the facts on the ground, he would know that the I/NGOs, the Western embassies and the media, both local and international, gave him the proverbial nudge-and-wink to carry on as he was linked, through Ranil Wickremesinghe, to the West-Indian lobby. But he tried to turn the attacks on him to his advantage by portraying himself as a democrat who had opened the path for a hundred flowers to bloom. He summed up his role as that of the captain of the “Titanic” — his glorified term for Wickremesinghe’s bamboo raft . The difference, he argued, was that he did not allow it to sink.

This metaphor is central to understand his political thinking. So to clarify issues, let’s consider how his metaphor translates into the political realities of the day. First, let us consider what the equivalent of the “Titanic” is and, second, who was running it. In real terms, the “Titanic” referred to by Sirisena is the state which he called the Yahapalanaya. It was run by his Chief Officer who was handpicked by him even though there were other competent and legally entitled deckhands to run the “Titanic”. He floated this metaphor assuming that it would demonstrate his greatness as the Captain of the Sri Lankan “Titanic”. But he couldn’t push the metaphor to its final conclusion as Edward Smith, the Captain of Titanic, became a hero by going down with the ship. President Sirisena claims to be the hero by saving his “Titanic” which is yet to be proved on August 17.

It is appropriate, therefore, to scrutinise his claim of saving the “Titanic”. There is neither logic nor appropriateness in drawing this conclusion because the Titanic represents, in any language, a symbol that stood for total disaster caused by foolishness and hubris. There were no heroes available to rescue the Titanic. All were miserable failures. As everyone knows two main things happened on the Titanic : 1. due to miscalculations and refusal to heed the warnings it crashed headlong into an iceberg; 2. it sank and no Superman, or a Sirisena could have saved it from sinking. So, as the captain of his “Titanic”, Sirisena is unwittingly confessing to total failure. He is admitting that he was a part of the blind folly that led to the crash of his “Titanic”. In the same breath, our hero makes a sly attempt to distance himself from the crash by passing the buck to his Chief Officer on board, Wickremesinghe.

The “Titanic” crash happened because Sirisena handed the navigation to his trusted mate, Ranil Wickremesinghe — a failed pilot who could never read a map of the realities surrounding him. He has no compass to find his way around either, particularly in choppy seas. Besides, Sirisena allowed Wickremesinghe to pilot the ship even though he knew his mate was steering the ship on a disastrous course leading to a multi-billion dollar collision that could have been avoided with some intelligent navigation. He said he asked Wickremesinghe to get rid of Arjuna Mahendran – the man who ripped off everyone on board the “Titanic”. But it did not happen. Why? Who is responsible for not carrying out the President’s order / request? Or is Sirisena now trotting out this lame excuse to cover his back? Doesn’t he know that the last thing he should do is to expose his backside to Wickremesinghe? Unable to draw the appropriate conclusions from this disaster he makes a pathetic attempt to portray himself as the hero who saved the Titanic. That never happened. It was the biggest blunder in maritime records.

In plain language, it means that when the Prime Minister (Chief Officer) overrules his President (Captain) and keeps the man responsible for the biggest financial scandal (i.e., steering the ship off the course of the map of Yahapalanaya) the Sirisena’s “Titanic” was bound to crash. The Prime Minister did not give two hoots to the President’s order / request. In his speech he did not explain as to why he allowed Wickremesinghe to get away with the corrupt deal at the Central Bank, even after he had asked him to get rid of Mahendran. He glossed over it hoping that the listeners will not take much notice of his ploy. This questions the integrity and the commitment of Sirisena to be the genuine guardian of Yahapalanaya / “Titanic”. His duty was to follow up and see that his “Titanic” kept a steady course, according to the map of the Yahapalanaya. At least he should have sent a complaint to Wickremesinghe’s FCID and demanded immediate action. But he failed to do his duty. Isn’t President Sirisena complicit in letting his Yahapalanaya sink in the mire of stinking corruption? It is the Parliament that galvanized into action. And when the Parliament was about to tighten the noose round the Prime Minister’s neck Sirisena rushed in to loosen the knot by dissolving Parliament, according to his own admission.

Clearly, the President and the Prime Minister were acting contrary to the basic principles of Yahapalanaya. The Central Bank scandal contained all the strands of corruption that were condemned by the Yahapalana- yakos. It contained shady deals with the Bank of Ceylon lending billions on just a phone call from the right sources, nepotism, the unprecedented presence of the governor of Central Bank at the sale of the bonds, hints of political patronage for the wheeler-dealers, cover-up at the Prime Ministerial level with UNP lawyers white-washing the deal, etc., – and yet neither the President nor the Prime Minister took the necessary steps to bring to book the man responsible for the biggest scandal in the Central Bank since it was established in 1950. Knowing that the full blast of the scandal was hitting the proverbial fan of Yahapalanaya and his own image as a clean man the President made a pathetic attempt to hide behind the Titanic metaphor. He admits that it crashed but he claims that he did not allow it to sink. In other words, he is admitting that he saved all the corrupt wheeler-dealers on board his Titanic by not allowing them to sink. He boasts about it as if it is his greatest achievement. All of which boils down to the admission of how he leapt to save his mate Wickremesinghe from sinking by dissolving Parliament. He saved the ship not to save the country, his party, or good governance. As Ranil Wickremesinghe was on board the Titanic Sirisena’s intervention could have been only to save the crooks on board his “Titanic”. The classic Sinhala saying on the Titanic sums up Sirisena’s pathetic role : “Na-wer gilu-nath bang chune” (The ship may sink but the band plays on.)

Sirisena’s Freudian use of the Titanic metaphor has placed him in a corner from which he cannot escape. According to him, he knew that Arjuna Mahendra should have been held responsible and sacked for the Central Bank scandal. Mark you, Mahendran was also on the deck of the Sirisena’s “Titanic”. When it crashed Sirisena rushes to save the ship from sinking. Why? Was his duty to throw life belts to the crooks on board? This is where Sirisena put his foot in the mouth : saving the “Titanic”meant saving the crooks. He thought he was making a smart, intellectual and heroic defence when, in fact, he was tying himself in knots. On his own admission he had rushed to save the crooks who should have been thrown into the Indian Ocean, somewhere near Singapore to keep the waters of Trincomalee and Colombo clean. As a Yahapalana-yek his duty was not to save crooks but to let them sink (metaphorically speaking) without any compunction.

But, of course, in saving Wickremesinghe he saw another great advantage : saving Wickremesinghe meant fixing Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was hoping to kill two birds with one stone. He feared that the SLFP majority in Parliament was plotting to install Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Ministerial by rolling its majority. It was at this critical point that Sirisena rushed in to save the crooks on board his “Titanic”. The public admission of Sirisena that he saved a shipload of corrupt crooks from sinking is good enough reason for him to be impeached in the next Parliament. In his own words, he is guilty of rushing to save a shipload of corrupt wheeler-dealers. He let the multi-billion scandal go unpunished. After all he is responsible for it because it happened on board the “Titanic” he captained.

According to the metaphor of President Sirisena he moved in to prevent the Titanic from sinking by dissolving the Parliament in the nick of time. This is a metaphor used to cover-up all the crooked deals, nepotism, mismanagement and total abuse of power, let alone the good governance. He used the metaphor as if he had done a great service to the nation. In the same breath he also passed the buck to Wickremesinghe for crashing the ship and stops at that without taking responsibility for his inaction.. He does not take responsibility for the crooked deals that rammed the ship into the iceberg. All said and done, the President’s speech sounded more like the band on board the Titanic playing Amazing Grace, as it was listing perilously in the icy waters. In his speech he was also singing the other hymn, How great Thou art — “Thou” meaning Sirisena.

Sirisena is now hoping that the people will vote to bring back the ship that crashed to port on August 17? But the ship that he claimed to have saved, along with Wickremesinghe, is still listing dangerously. Both are jointly engaged in playing the futile role of rearranging the chairs on the deck.

However, no one is quite sure as to how many chairs will be there for them to sit on August 18th.

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    H. L. D. Mahindapala Mahinda Shill and whitewasher

    President (Mahinda Rajapaksa) Who Captained The Titanic Sinking With Crooks,

    Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Crooks will hit a huge iceberg on August 17th, just like on Jan 8th and will sink with his Crooks and Shills,

    Make sure you get onto a lifebosat, when the Crooks run crazy..

    Mara Mara chatu maRa amana MaRa Sinking Mara Apala MaRa

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      Dream on buddy!

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        Mahendran with central bank bond issue; Yes.
        Ranil W with Batalanda: Yes;

        definitely they must answer and they are suffering now!!!.
        They will suffer more.

        But Who will answer for Greek bonds, CPC hedging Scam with Cabba.

        BLOOD SUCKING LEACHES, SELLING THE WAR!!!!!!!

        HORU WENUWEN HORU?????//.

        MUN SEARAMA CAMBA HORU!!!!

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      I have no idea what End [Edited out]pala use to add these thoughts. [Edited out]

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      These 3 MEGALO maniac men
      a) Mahinda Pala
      b) Dayan Jayathilaka
      c) Malinda Senvirantne

      all have something in common. Never would they change their attitudes even if their lovely ones would have been assualted, abducted, whitevanned, tortured, killed out by thugs working for most abusive murderous Rajapakshes.

      So these three persons have a place in the hell – already reserved for them. This is what my aged mother made it very clear to me. She is in her 80ties, but she reads daily news papers. We discuss all about lanken situation with her back and forth.

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      You are on to the point, always.

      That speech of his must have been whetted by security guard. An embarrassment of gargantuan proportions, he must now slither away to the twilight never to be seen again.

      Those who voted for him must be feeling a right bunch of jackasses.

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    When I see your name I dont read the article. That is how unprofessional you are?

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      You just cant handle the truth!

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      Akila. I go one step further than you.I didn’t bother even to know this crap’s name,I do not read even the headline when I see this shill’s picture.

      What is he monkey, donkey or Yankee?

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      Akila

      “When I see your name I dont read the article. That is how unprofessional you are?”

      Mahindapala is an unprofessional Mahinda Rajapaksa Shill and White-Washer.

      When you see Mahindapala’s name, sing the Following song.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa//

      MaRa MaRa Amana MaRa//

      MahindaPala MaRa Shill MaRa white Washer//…..

  • 19
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    You’ve erred. Sinhalese will not succumb to the nationalism racist call anymore MR will not even garner 3 million votes for UPFA UNP will win by a landslide. I don’t like it considering they behave like thugs when they ruled from 1977 to 1994. Remember Batalanda , but greed by q vainglorious man has now destroyed and demoralized the SLFP. THIS ELECTION WILL BE ABOUT LOCAL candidates not MR. IT’S NOT about MR even though crowds come to see hin. The SLFP is failing. There are no pocket meetings no crowds to see candidates. No talk about their own record but it’s all about MR the man who thought he was infallible and a King. We’re not fools. Sinhalese buddhists 2ikl not re-elect a man who wasted money on vainglorious projects. Rewrote history about the Rajapakse family. Grabbed all posts for relatives. Appointed tea sellers as ambassadors. And above all the way he thought he can be a Robert Mugabe was laughable. Thank him for destroying the party and giving the murderous thugs in the UNP a landslide victory because of his thanhaa. UPFA will not even get 3 million votes. Why is Dayan Karadara Dias silent? He knows the writing is on the wall. Shameful family bandyism and cronyism and hubris are not buddhist values. He can stick to his black magic gold thri-shulas, sureys, his gold charms which are all your backward southern sinhala primitive unbuddhist things.

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    Dear Editor
    Read the first paragraph and gave up. Mixed-up, garbled, confused. I’m talking only of language usage. Attempting to extract sense of all that will be insane. Verbiage is the fault. The word rhymes with garbage. Reminds me of an intoxicated Batharamulla personality after the night before and cheeky schoolboys shouting “Ado pissa”.
    A writing course is recommended. Best of luck to the author.
    Dionysius

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    “However, no one is quite sure as to how many chairs will be there for them to sit on August 18th.”

    Well, we are sure that there will be no chair for MahindaDASA around the supper table.

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    I am confused by the ignorance this Writer displays in this article

    Is he actually ignorant or pretending? The six months of the new Government has steered off course and is corrupt? So the 9 year MR is above reproach? MR himself admitted he didn’t perform the duties he had sworn to uphold in that office he was elected.

    The people overwhelmingly and democratically rejected him saying he was unsuitable for the post of President

    Why do anyone think that the masses have decided he is good enough to be PM now.

    Everyone is jumping with joy about the attendance at Anuradhapura, Matara and Nugegoda. Are they saying MR didn’t have large crowds during his Presidential elections.

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      dont get them serious – he is pathologically down being unable see what is happening in the home country. I wonder why the ausies gave him refuge there.

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        Samuel Jayaweera

        “I wonder why the Ausies gave him refuge there.”

        He was given refuge on humanitarian grounds and I won’t comment further and face the axe of the moderator!!

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          I know there are lots of sinhalayas that abused social laws in Germany, France, Uk and several other countries.

          If other journalists could continue living in the country today, why cant Modapala get back to the motherland. :Why does he further abuse the funds that oculd better be used for Syrians or others that are really in need of the asylum allocations ?
          I hate these guys that come to the west and abuse the laws of those countries. Ours is something else, we got here for study purposes and later we were offered permament residence in here (EU). But we do a service that we cant do if returned to the island after completion of the degree courses.

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        Yes other guy is Dayan the most abusive creature among the so called eduated colombo guys.
        Having listend to his speech given to Rotary club lately, I thought Dayan should be brainwashed ? Any 10 year old would see it clearly, man s behavoiur is no consistent. He is even worst than Rajapakshes. How come ? May be guy is feared not getting the chance to get posted to somewhere ? oR may be suffering from any kind of health problems simialr to parkinson ? How come the bugger forget the way Rajapajshes got isolated in the world after 2009 ? How DJ was recalled after his speech delivered in 2009 ? Now nobody interviews him but Swarnawahini ?

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    tinpotjihadi

    MR the war criminal is a huge liability to the party, people and the humanity. I am not sure as to why the party and the supporters have taken the trouble to keep him and defend him?

    Don’t the stupid people know crooks find a ways and means to hide there sins and protect there interests?

    Nationalism, patriotism, international conspiracy, diaspora, LTTE, 80 Million Thamil Nadu Tamils, Islamic Jihadhi, Buddhasasana, Sinhala/Buddhism, ….. Aryan Amude are some good place to hide.

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    People who voted sirisena must hit their head on the nearest Kalu gala. What a mess India and Kerry done to my country!!

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      Really?? What IS the mess?

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      Idiots of your kind would so while intelligent would give him further chance. He is the one who sacrificed for us – your god father- idiotic MR sacrificed it further for CRIMINALS of your kind and the kind of Duminda et – people are becoming aware of all these clear hour to hour.

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      Lassie

      What are you implying or trying to say??

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      You are confused, man. very sorry.
      SAME like [Edited out]PAALA,
      just check, definitely You are sitting on your Brain!!!1.

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      what a mess Rajapakshe has done you our motherland ?

      In the name of unity, he has created new form of ethinic dishormonies. You guys are there to fertilise the bugger et al. so that you will be able to pluck the fruits once he is back. Criminals of your kinds are plenty in todays lanka – thanks go to Rajapakashes and his supporters.

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    HLDM,

    Your analysis is full of rubbish. Why not you write an analysis about Anura Kumara Dissanayake ‘s marvellous speech of requesting people not to vote for candidates with betel symbol. He made that speech in Kurunagale. I bet you will never challenge Anura Kumara’ s Kurunagale speech.

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    The names starts with Mahinda looks anti Sirisana…This writer too a Mahinda…

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    [Edited out]pala is back from his Australian home with [Edited out] commenting on Sri Lanka elections and probably imagining of huge MR victory. He seems to totally in dementia and does not realise that the MR magic is a history of the past. What is important today is to see whether MR will at least get one preference vote from all persons who vote for UPFA. As Ranil says a back seat in the parliament is where MR would be after being President of Sri Lanka for two terms.

    As some readers have said [Edited out].pala is a MR whitewasher but he has to realise the time is up.

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    @HLDM, a great article for psychiatrists to study the depth of darkness in your mind

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    Mr. Mahindapala: You were far away on that Day in Anuradhapura. You could have seen all those “CROOKS” who were “Dumped” to save the Titanic sitting “well” and “pretty” on the stage with their “Savior” Mr. Mahinda Rajapkse. So be assured, all of them are safe and sound, of course till 18 August 2015 morning hours. We will see all of them will never “swim” to safety, most probably with their “Savior”. Await the “Great Event”. Cheers.

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      Douglas

      “Mr. Mahindapala: You were far away on that Day in Anuradhapura”

      Hence he missed Rajapaksa Weerawansa joint presentation, especially for Mhinda & Mahinda please watch

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYikr7cYQj8

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    What are your plans after the 17th August??

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    What does HLDM know about politics in Sri Lanka? He’s living in a dream land, probably heavily bribed by the old king.

    The old king looks drunk on stage these days. Look at the fury on his face now. Never used to be that, before. Paraya…… As a former king (old king) one should never utter bad language at public meetings.

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    There is no difference between MR & MS. Both want to protect wrong doers but for different reasons.

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    The Rajapakse SIN-drome ; The Mahindapala hyanin culture :

    Leading Sri Lankans :

    *Over the Cliff – Following the Herd & Herd Mentality

    Blindly trusting the “professionals” & “following the herd” is not a virtue & being a conformist does not negate your responsibility or absolve you of any guilt for harms caused by your actions or lack thereof. (Nazis who said they were just following orders found that out at the Nuremberg trials.)

    Doing that very thing over the course of history, led people to embrace ideas such as racism that declared whites were “scientifically proven” to be superior to other races, that forced lobotomies & electrical torture were good treatments for depression, that “hysterical” women should be sexually violated to calm them, that forced sterilizations of “inferior/degenerate races” was the way to advance our species, that thalidomide was safe, that asbestos was safe, that mercury, lead, fluoride, & all manner of other crap that was later proven toxic was safe.

    Professionals declared that masturbation caused just about every affliction known to man, & that circumcision would “cure” them. Popular science STILL has many in the states believing that intact men are less hygienic & spread disease.

    Following the dictates laid out for the herd convinced the world that cannabis was a damned “Mexican Devil weed” that drove people into homicidal madness – subsequently sending the population into a frenzy of fear that launched a “drug war” which has robbed people of one of our most versatile crops & medicinal herbs, victimized countless people for generations the world over on top of being used as a pretext to undermine our freedoms & build up a militarized surveillance state that profits off of the clandestine drug trades, private prisons, state orchestrated kidnapping & terrorism directed at the very population it claims to be defending.

    Professionals, popular science, & “conventional wisdom” that have been pushed on society have been wrong & misled the masses time and time again – often deliberately.

    Buffalo used to be hunted by those who coordinated efforts to drive the frenzied herds right off the edge of a cliff.

    Similar tactics can be seen today, sending people into hysterical frenzies that have them clamoring for legislation that undermines their own rights.

    Unfortunately, they want to take everyone else down with them as well.

    Oldschool Reefer Madness: “Colored Potheads” are going to kill us all!!!

    Modern Reefer Madness: “Woo-Loving Unvaccinated” are going to kill us all!!!

    There’s a reason “following the herd” has been used as a euphemism for weakness of character & stupidity.

    That is what Mahindapala & Rajapakse thinks of the people who vote for them!

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    Mr. Mahindapala, there are enough MR’s supporters [Edited out]

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      where dou you find these enough supporters ?

      Perhaps in Belarus or swaziland ?

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      I am not a supporter of MR I don’t like his coming back as a candidate of parliamentary election he should have retired gracefully. I asked Mahindapala to go where MR’s supporters are so he can get all applauds for his articles. CT has edited out the place.

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    Shame on you pala.
    [Edited out]

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    Mahinda Pala,

    The fact that you are pathetically one eyed and one sided has been bared silly by this article. Such persons are NOT serious analysts whose word can be taken as fact. The fact is, you and Dayan J have long lost your independence to be independent and speak fearlessly by standing up for the truth.

    Colombo Telegraph does itself no credit publishing the drivel you dish out. Pure drivel, right from the gutter.

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    Sheer political naivete – or consummate cunning? We may never know, however giving the president the benefit of the doubt, let’s assume MS is a very intelligent political character.

    Noteworthy also that many imposters here, saying ‘shill, white washer’ have not defended MS as I have, but have chosen to ‘attack the messenger’. All bodes very well for the Titanic.

    By the way do you know the Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for those on board to safety in case of an iceberg event? 20 lifeboats.

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    [promised Yahapalanaya (good governance)] Some will say he did exactly what he promised. Arajuna Mahendran and his son in law will vouch for that. Don’t attack the CT for pointing out the facts killing the messenger will never hide the truth.

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    Talking about crooks in Yahapalanaya is unwarranted.

    Because there are no crooks in Yahapalanaya.

    Batalanda Ranil’s Mate , Singapore Mahendran told the CT in Colombo there this no reason for him to resign, because the President of the Nation asked him to do so.

    He even goes further to say he can’t understand why the President made such a Comment ( silly implied ) when Mahendran personally told the President there was nothing wrong in giving the SIL’s 9 Billion extra 3 %.

    And Singapore Mahendran even had a dig at the previous Governor saying that Cabby forced the EPF to buy our CB Bonds at 9.25 %.

    Can anyone explain borrowing low is as bad as borrowing high.

    In fact higher than the going rate of 9,25 …

    Is Singapore Mahendran so upset that Cabby shortchanged our Dalits who are the main contributors to the EPF?.

    Can Mahendran grant that extra 3 % retrospectively .so our Dalits EPF will grow a little faster too, although not as fast as Aloy’s Family Trust.

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    Mahindapalu is a bloody codger. A useless fellow who has settled down south and has a lot of time on his hands to rile up people. Mahindapalu, why don’t you also jump in the sinking ship and go down with them. This way we can say ‘good riddance of bad rubbish’. Try and make us all happy.

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    The only ship that sinking belongs to Mahindapala’s[Edited out]

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    What bullshit revolution it’s was A Conspiracy against Mahinda Rajapaksha well orchestrated by Indian raw, ltte, diaspora, minorities etc just to put One man down and that is MR. So that they all can divide the country and take revenge against the biggest obstacle MR. Fault finding and blame game and manipulating lie like how the ltte used against the country is happening to MR. Same pattern of lies used by all, the truth has been drowned to safe the crooks. My3 ditche and came into power and taking revenge to stay in place at any cost, has to support Ranil to stop MR. This Conspirators are sinking day by day because they have no solution for the country and using lies with liars to bluff their way through at any cost. The majority is fed up and this silent revolution will be silenced for ever . Again the saviour will be MR without any doubt. The people’s Man.

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    Any respacetable Journilist cannot support Ex president who virtully
    eliminated free press . It is a shame people like Mahindapale, with all his grey hair not aged gracefully. It is time he changed his name as H L D Underpala

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    President Sirisena’s major achievements wwere to fast track nepotism, ignore fraudulent transactions bleeding the nation’s economy, stopping major development projects creating unemployment etc
    He has already taken the country back by a few years and if his team led by Ranil/Chandrika wins, then, we can only guess the calamity Sri Lanka may experience and for the first time India would control Sri Lanka’s destiny.

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    I say Mahindapala doing the washing of dirty linen again. QEII still head of state of Australia and you have pledged allegiance to her. Here in Sri Lanka we are fully independent. No foreign head of state from the West. So send your write to your GG or PM and may give you the AO.

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      Sri Lanka may not have a foreign head of state, even if it was only nominal. The behaviour of the present leadership gives lie to the fact that Sri Lanka is independent, and it bends over backwards to keep the West happy even when such acts are detrimental to the wellbeing of the Sri Lankans. However, Sri Lanka is not unique in this respect.

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        Somebody is blind!!!

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      Great delivery Hooter!

      Mahinda Fala bowled Hooter 00!

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    Batalanda PM’s Ministers are going full bore to give Yahapalanya even to their concubines, which is great.

    One Heavy Weight ( literally ) Yahapalana Minister who was caught lying down with a new Concubine in a Birthday suit ,and got a slap across the face by the old one, has now given a good Govt job to the new Concubine.

    How sweet..

    Colombo Elite ,and Anglicans should be happy too to see their Yahapalana ministers looking after their fairer sex, not use them and discard them like those Ansell Latex.

    They would be even happier to see their TaX Payments work wonders in Yahapalanaya.

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