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President Who Shot Down Right Of Women To Purchase Alcohol Is Ok With Daughter Getting Liquor-Selling License

Chathurika Sirisena, daughter of President Maithripala Sirisena, has obtained a ‘liquor license’ for a restaurant she owns in Polonnaruwa, the ‘Anidda‘ has reported.

Chathurika

Anidda,’ a newspaper launched today, has highlighted the issuance of a liquor license to Sirisena’s daughter but has not revealed the names of all 38 persons who have been given such licenses by the Excise Department in 2016.

This revelation comes in the wake of President Sirisena shooting down legislation that sought to overturn an age-old law prohibiting women from purchasing alcohol from taverns or working in restaurants selling liquor.

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    CT

    “This revelation comes in the wake of President Sirisena shooting down legislation that sought to overturn an age-old law prohibiting women from purchasing alcohol from taverns or working in restaurants selling liquor.”

    This is a Sinhala/Buddhist country the Sinhala/Buddhists claim. President is a self confessed Sinhala/Buddhist. The word hypocrisy had already lost its meaning even before it was included in the Sinhala/Buddhist dictionary.

    One principle for the Sinhala/Buddhists and another for the unconnected.
    Hypocrisy and Nepotism in action.
    Well done Sirisena.

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      Nothing wrong in principle, giving a woman a liquor licence. The catch is is in who she is and what her father preaches to others.

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        Old Codger,
        I do not blame Chathu’s Daddie, who is a politician. Crucify Sri Lanka’s stupid electorate. Who bought into Chathu’s Daddie’s fake moral arguments. As he pulled out his CORROSIVE, BLUNT SWORD proudly chopping gender equality in SL. While the stupid & hypocritical electorate applauded DADDIE’S fake SINHALA BUDDHIST SENSITIVITIES. Daddie must have signed the order to thrash Mangie’s Gazette notification to open up the age-old discrimination against women while having a SINGLE-MALT at Chathu’s dubious establishment in Polonnaruwa. OF ALL PLACES. Long live Sri Lanka’s IDIOTS and her FAKE MORALISM!

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          The Yahapalanaya mob shot down the pristine Buddhists Rajapakses licensed and sanitized Buddhist casino of James Packer. What a bummer; I was looking forward to playing blackjack under the shade of a Bo tree and the gaze of a giant statue ……… Alas! ……now gotta wait for the Rajapakse’s second-coming ……….Rajapakses’ Buddhist credentials are so pure ………. only they can pull this off ……..

          Long live SL’s very own brand of Buddhism! ……..SL version has got so far away from the Gautama’s original message …….. there’s no resemblance; we have to find our very own philosopher ……….. this is where my good buddy Jim Softy comes in ……… to hell with Indians; time to venerate our very own ……..

          I am trying to get a license to grow Cannabis ……….. of course for medical use only ……… wonder if Sirisena will see the merits ………. Buddhists too get ill, sometimes ………….

          Don’t get me wrong ……… I’m as Buddhist as the next guy ……….. when it comes to these things ……….


          Peace , love and non-violence my dear dear Buddhist brothers ………. I’m just the Buddha’s poor messenger ………. no need for abuse and un-Buddhist thoughts …………

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        Yes.’ what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’.
        One rule for all .

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      Still, CT, it would be better not to believe everything that is printed in a paper that makes its debut today.

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      Native mate, unlike for Muslims, Buddhists, Sinhala Buddhists included are not banned from drinking alcohol. Secondly the said gazette notification does not ban Females from holding liquor licences. You better get your logic right, just cut and paste wont cut it (man I am killing myself with pun theses days), beyond second grade.

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        wannihami

        We recognize your inability to rely on rationality to clarify matters. You better find Taraki and then bury your head in her bosoms and console yourself. It would be fun.

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        w.
        There is no logic.
        Patholaya enjoys his alcoholic drink; nothing wrong. His daughter probably enjoys it as well.
        Selling booze in eateries is lucrative and nothing wrong.
        Why is it difficult to get a license to sell alcoholic drinks in eateries. Is it because some monetary influence is needed to get the “dreaded” license?
        Don’t tell me that Patholaya is prone to bribery? and is not a good father!

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      Native Vedda,

      “This is a Sinhala/Buddhist country the Sinhala/Buddhists claim. President is a self confessed Sinhala/Buddhist. The word hypocrisy had already lost its meaning even before it was included in the Sinhala/Buddhist dictionary.”

      Did you mean:

      This is a PARA-Sinhala/”Buddhist” country the PARA-Sinhala/”Buddhists” claim.THE PARA- President is a self confessed PARA-Sinhala/’Buddhist’ The word hypocrisy had already lost its meaning even before it was included in the PARA-Sinhala/”Buddhist” dictionary.

      Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

      Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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        Native Vedda,

        “This is a PARA-Sinhala/”Buddhist” country the PARA-Sinhala/”Buddhists” claim.THE PARA- President is a self confessed PARA-Sinhala/’Buddhist’ “

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsV5SdwGSY0

        The Veddas. They walked 16,000 to 30,000 years ago before the Para-Sinhala to claim the Land.

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      Is a liquor license worse than this state sponsored child abuse?
      http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=head&nid=3208

      One of the root causes why Buddhism moves down hill and why adult monks behave the way they do.

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        Burt,

        “One of the root causes why Buddhism moves down hill and why adult monks behave the way they do.”

        Child abuse, and they grow up to be monks, without the loving care of the mother and father, but replaced by the “loving care” of the adult monks. What do you expect when they grow up? See below.

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 1

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

        Buddhism The Great Evil — Part 2

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcs2PSze0I

    • 9
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      Who ensured the victory of Yahapalanaya two years ago? Was it the Sinhala Buddhists? I don’t think so!

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        Who ensured the victory of Yahapalanaya two years ago is not the point at issue here.
        Anyway, remember Hypocrisy is not as bad as Abducting people and Killing journalists!

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          Estate Labourer, you need to remind RW about that. A minister in the 17 year UNP Government that killed hundreds and substituted a Referendum for a General Election so that they could stay in power.

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        If you add all the Catholics + Hindus + Muslims do they out number the Sinhala Buddhists?

        There you have the answer.

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        Paul

        “Was it the Sinhala Buddhists?”

        Tamils/Muslim substantially contributed to Dr Mahinda’s defeat. Else CT would be still banned in Sri Lanka.

        Two things disappeared Dr Gota’s white vans and Dr Mahinda’s irritating portraits on every street corner.

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          However, the Tamil political prisoners are still in jail uncharged, the police still routinely torture suspects, Yahapalanaya still holds on to civilian properties in the North, some things will never change.

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            Paul

            “Yahapalanaya still holds on to civilian properties in the North, some things will never change.”

            It is the armed forces which refused to relinquish/give up those lands and suspects under the pretexts of bogus national security threat. If they let those two go they have nothing else to do and there is no purpose of their existence.
            The other reason is the way they throw their weight around in the North and East make sure their importance being there. They force themselves to every function including private ones, age attain ceremony, annual meetings of Palmyra Appreciation society, ………………. house warming ceremonies, …………. The main purpose of army’s presence is to tell the inhabitants how to live their life, when to go to toilet, and hoping keep them under their control and speedy Sinhala/Buddhisation of their habitat where mass graves could be hidden by building Buddha statues over the pits.

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      IS IT REALLY A SINHALA / BUDDHIST COUNTRY. IF IT IS WHY DOES IT NOT PRACTICE WHAT IT PRECHES. RABID / FERAL MONKS RUNNING AMOK, RELIGIOUS PERSECUTIONS ETC.
      AND WHERE DOES THE OTHER 30&% SRI LANKANS STAND. IS IT NOT THEIR COUNTRY?

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      Chathurika Sirisena,

      RE: President Who Shot Down Right Of Women To Purchase Alcohol Is Ok With Daughter Getting Liquor-Selling License.

      Now that you have your own Liquor-Selling License, can you sell to yourself, and be drunk.

      You do have a lot of good reasons for getting drunk and stoned based on your “Janathipathi Thathi’ is doing days.

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      This is not a Sinhala Buddhist country. Its a country where Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims and other religion followers live. They speak Sinhala, Tamil and English. Please get it right. Do not be a racist.

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    President is only following the previous President’s foot steps. This could be seen even in the way decisions are made by the courts.

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      Nothing wrong in giving a liquor license.
      She is an innocent woman.

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        This is the very argument Sirisena stated when he backed his brother to the high Telecom. post – IT IS THEIR individual democratic HUMAN RIGHT to do what they please, all within the Law and he has no right to interfere.

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        Nobody has so far said it was wrong for woman a liquor licence…what is being questioned is the incumbent President’s hypocritical double standards!

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        Robert Wandurasundera

        “Nothing wrong in giving a liquor license. She is an innocent woman.”

        Indeed nothing wrong in issuing a liquor license to a woman if she is not directly related to the President who does not want women to legally buy liquor.

        As I said in my previous comment the words hypocrisy and nepotism have no meaning in this island where some die hard Sinhala/Buddhists believe they learnt rationality from Sinhala/Buddhism. Now they should start learning Buddhism instead of their mechanical reductionist Sinhala/Buddhism a mere ritual conditioned by bogus patriotic faith.

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        Robert Wanasundera,
        YEP! She is poor village lass trying to make ends meet by engaging in immoral activities. If GOSL awarded her PR AGENCY a few more lucrative contracts, she would have been able to afford MILK POWDER for her starving kids @ POSH Royal Park Condominium complex in Colombo.
        Long live Sri Lanka’s bloody idiots! YOU too!

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    Laws differ depending on the individuals

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    There is a.simple logics on this.
    That is to say ..law and order is for public.
    We ruling class is immuned from any law .
    Do not you see how Arabs rulers behave..they chop the hand of theif and yet; they loot billions.
    Same logics in Sri Lanka too but the difference is in its magnitude.

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    The president didn’t know till it came in the newspaper.

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    Go to Polonaruwa and see their very big and successful restaurant run by her too.
    IF you don’t help family become rich, who do you help?
    This is in the culture of people there. No need to blame Haal Sira. You guys think he is still a Grama Sevaka? Then how did he get the money to send his son to England copying CBK’s family tradition?
    Aney buuruwo; this is how Sinhala-Tamil-Muslim(dravidians) ALL OPERATE. Family bandyism is common amongst your singalams, demalas and thambiyas. Look at Wilpattu and who the main kudu smuggler is in the Mannar peninsula.. Thambiya no? family no?

    This is why you people will always be in a shit-hole nation. Same with Pakistan and Bangladesh too and India to a lesser extent because rule of law and independence of the judiciary is still present. Rest of you Dravidian people in Ceylon, you need us to come back and take over and teach you how to govern. We can do that; we gave you Tea, roads, railroads, buildings and civilized you.

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      Who is this nut? Looks like one of those pissing all over the road, urine drinking nuts across the Palk Strait

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      WHAT THE f$$K ARE YOU ON ABOUT ?

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      ME THINKS YOU ARE A PHEASANT PLUCKER AND A REAL DIP STICK.
      DONT EAT IN THAT POLONNARUWA UNLESS YOU WANT A GHADHI’S REVENGE.
      DONT BE A JAFFA NOOFTER MATE

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    Sri Lanka is a Free Country?
    President’s Daughter is a Free Citizen!

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    Well done “Anidda” for keeping the President “informed” of his own daughter – Chathurika’s bar license!!!!!
    What happened to President Sirisena’s Presidential Task Force on alcohol and drugs?
    What is happening? Has the betrayal begun from home? How could Chathurika go completely against her “Janadhipathi Thaththa’s” internationally recognized and appreciated drive to make a alcohol, drug and tobacco free society in Sri Lanka?

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    Actually he revoked the law due to people’s request. Besides the law was against women purchasing liquor, not selling

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      How does one purchase without someone selling?

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    People are argying and trying to prove thzat PAlhoru #1 is better than Palhoru#3 or Palhoru#3 and vice versa. Other than that every body is for themselves. ID Maithripala Sirisena’s brother wwas asked he would sy, it is all my elder brother’s assets that I am looking after. Every thing is bought my Maithripala Sirisena. do you believe does the duaghter know any of these things. Even for the bond sczam what she said was, I don’t know, amma ask me to sign some where, that is is father who asked it. Ranil wickeamasinghe is saying this started some where during the times of Amirthalingam

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    I need to have a good drink every day when I retire in Polonnaruwa. So you guys please don’t spoil my future.

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    It is perfectly correct for Chathurika, as a citizens to obtain liquor license. But, on what ground. There are hundreds of Sri Lankans waiting for years and decades with out access to obtain liquor license to improve their business. Nepotism may be a terminology of Sirisena’s glossary of good governance. After all he was experiencing this kind of favours to family members of ruling party politicians through out his political carrier. Long live good governance in Sri Lanka.

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    An adult male or female has the right to sell alcohol in Sri Lanka. Should the president intervene and stop her doing what he does? No one is suggesting that she uses her father’s or president’s influence to buy the licence to sell alcohol. This is not comparable to facilitating president’s offspring getting exam papers and answers or killing a rival of other son.
    There had been many illegal dealings, money laundering, commissions from business men and many more criminal acts in the previous regime yet all the perpetrators are free at large and carry their activities as if nothing unlawful happened under the watch of Alibaba.

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    Sad Story if it is true, Mr . President

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      Renu

      Want logical thinking

      Presidents daughter is a restaurant owner. Generally customers demand liquor, so the restaurant has been correctly given liquor license.

      It’s only if presidents daughter directly involves in selling or buying liquor over the counter, it’s against law.

      It’s the purchasing manager orders liquor & stores manager requests fresh stocks so as far as presidents daughter isn’t purchasing/stores manager, problems don’t arise.

      There’s no ban for women to run restaurants.

      Law does not ban alcohol consumption (though ban on buying & selling) for women but discourages because of the respect for them.

      In Sri Lankan cultural context alcohol consumption is still considered indecent & even average Sri Lankan men don’t visit liquor bars without having a search around.

      See our Muslims

      If you’re against presidents daughter you must be against Muslim shops as well.

      They don’t let their women to wear fashionable dress but they sell them & to justify it they claim that their women wear them inside black toga.

      Nobody knows whether it’s right or wrong but only hubs can see their fashion in the process of undressing.

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    MY3 is cheating free education and free health raised Sri Lankan citizens. He is doing it perfectly. God bless for these sinhalese.

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    This man (Gramarala) is in line for an ‘Impeachment’. Sooner the better, as his lies and deceptions going to get even worse. I am sure every one in parliament except Nimal Siripala will vote in favour because he will be asleep during the voting process.

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      DUMB ANONENOUS: You Evangelists are ready to Take Rajapakses to ICC, Army officers infront of foreign judges and now MY3 for impeachment. YOu di dnot get Sarath Fonseka also as the LAw and ORder minister. What an impending disaster for Majority of the majority.

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    I do not care who buys alcohol ,I am more concerned about our age old Tourism Image ,while our Tourists are abused and assaulted ,we may have to end up stacking paddy in all the hotels we are building .
    Tourism is the lifeblood of our economy ,there are many who dependent on this income , the older folks are today more into it as its less stress

    There seem to be not a single traditional trade that seem to have been spared in this nation, instead of saving they are being destroyed and full-scale encouragement is provided for every business that is destroying our environment .
    Until disaster is experienced nothing will be done to stop it.

    God forbid ,I see Sri Lanka moving towards a Bangladesh and Indonesia, with all the aqua farms with hardly any regularity and many others .
    Shame people just do not care .

    Not a single politician can open their mouth on this ,everyone us guilty ,not just deforestation ,but gone are our Seas , lands ,rivers ,our traditional crops

    The Port city will be the biggest blunder Sri Lanka ever made , Colombo will one day be a place of frequent floods , like India .

    Why on earth do we see other nations mistakes and instead of avoiding it ,we do the same ? Its money that matters sadly .

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    It is about “selling”. Then what is “selling”? Probably it is entertaining a customer or client with Alcohol.

    A wholesales store’s accounting clerk has to write the invoices for the retailers’ purchases and have to send the bills collect the money and bank it. Is she involved in selling alcohol? Certainly not! A sales rep may visits to retailers, check their selves and pick orders. He may not deliver Alcohol cases to retailer, but the delivery man may bring them in. Is deliveryman selling Alcohol cases to retailers? Not really, because, in that case Post Office has to dismiss all Post Women, who they frequently deliver all gift wine bottles to homes.

    A woman owner holding liquor license for bar is not selling liquor. It is sold by the bar tenders and Managers who are responsible to run the bar. So it is ok to allow women open Bars but they should employ men to take care of the bar. Remember the law allows women to drink, but not to buy. In other words a women want to drink, must have a male member accompanied her. If she doesn’t have males to accompany, she still can cover her face with a Sil Reddy! Abaya not allowed please!

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    It is “amuda sira” there are “well sira” “hal sira” various siras doing business. From ancient days they were doing business and having five “walawwa” in Polonnaruwa and five in Colombo thousand of cultivated land for them. They do politics to serve the people of this country and nothing for gain. Now they have started hotels to feed the poor masses and serve the liquors for the happiness and well being of the people. PARA SIRA U have to be hang by ur balls following day of the. Next presidential election.

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    What is the problem?
    She is only selling the stuff.
    I guess that she could consume it if someone else buys it for her.

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      SJ

      The point is women are banned from buying the stuff. If she is banned from buying the stuff what is she going to sell? Her father refused to lift the ban.

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    The MaRa family had the Licence to kill and Loot.
    This of-course is an innocuous Alcohol Licence.
    But this may also turn out to be a Licence to Kill; Polonnaruwa has a sizable number of Kidney patients!

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    ‘Anidda’, an interesting name for a newspaper. It means ‘the day after tomorrow’ which was a film about an impending cataclysmic disaster.

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    Native Vedda:: How do you connect “Giving a Liquor Selling License” with a “Sinhala/Buddhist Country” and the “Sinhala Buddhists”?. I am waiting for you to become the President so that this “Buddhist Country” will not have single Liquor Shop or a Liquor Bar.

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      douglas

      Please re read my comment.
      According to Sirisena’s edict/fatwa a woman should not be served liquor. However woman is only allowed to buy liquor in order to sell them under license. This particular licensee is being the daughter of Sirisena we need to know how a woman is expected to sell liquor without procuring them?

      For instance if you apply for a liquor license how certain are you that you would be granted one and how soon? Don’t you see nepotism?

      I am not saying liquor sale should be banned however what I am saying is being a Sinhala/Buddhist country hypocrisy and nepotism are the basis of Sinhala/Buddhism.

      As I told you before I am a teetotaler and I have no vested interest in selling liquor.

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    Legalizing something new and legally buying a liquor permits are 2 different things. Why would always SL journalism too has to reflect SL-mindset, crab-mentality?

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    Oh the hypocrisy of this man, and his family. The son who is a thug, gets away with his thuggery, and the daughter, gets her liquor license, while Sirisena did not want women in Sri Lanka to buy/order liquor. Sri Lanka has been very unlucky with these scoundrels who get voted into high office – they do not give a damn for the people, have one set of rules for the people, while they act like they are above all those rules. How can we progress as a nation, with such scumbags? Sirisena has embarrassed himself objecting to bras being thrown, and women getting liquor. What is he, the Buddhist taliban? Doesn’t he have much more important things to focus on?

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    Can’t hide the gravity of bank robbery under this bushel! Screaming for nothing, ignoramus like native tamil nadu Vedda.

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      thrishu

      “Screaming for nothing”

      Is there a rule governing screaming?

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        Yes you dumb Tamil Vedda
        You buggers don’t know how to scream, when to scream, and how much to scream. The basic rule in screaming is it should be confined to women. Secondly to be done when reaching a climax. If in doubt ask Rosie the vesi.

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          Percy the pathetic

          “If in doubt ask Rosie the vesi.”

          Did she refuse to serve you, because you possess an ugly mind which generates bad vibes from afar? Or is she selective in her choices.
          Even if she is a vesi she is her own vesi not yours. Does it bother you? Why don’t you p*** off.

          “Secondly to be done when reaching a climax.”

          Your wife/partner/prostitutes must be clever faking their climax.

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    Beer goes well with bangers, Mendis Gull goes very well with Polsambol.
    Wonder what goes with Appam..
    When Chatu’s Mom cooks them for Din Dins…

    Never a dull moment in Yahapalana antics.
    Wonder what Sagala stocks up at Srikotha to relax Dr Ranil…

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Your favourite was free malt flowing from abroad. Have you changed your life style now and gone back to home made Gal? If you have its a commendable patriotic act on your part.

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    Has Chathurika a partner? He can help her. Methinks there’s a whole lotta screaming going on in the Sirisena household!

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      Looks like a Tamil Vedda has crept into the Sirisena household. To do what? Wash the dishes? I guess to wipe their arses after their morning shit. Tamil Vedda is the guy who holds the light when Rosie the Vesi is up to her nocturnal activities. Veddas never climax they are just gung ho screw jacks who have to be taught the basics?

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    Wait until the next govt to understadn what kind ofcrooked things Maithripala Sirisena did. Hemay have signed for Kudu Containers in the morning and had gone to the vihara in the evening. Both MY3 and Ranil leave expensive liquor bills in seven start Hotels, I heard, all at the govt expense, Mathata thitha.

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