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By Tisaranee Gunasekara

“Is it always the same Spring

Who reprises her role forever?”

Neruda (The Book of Questions)

Why were the police slower than slow in acting against marauding Parliamentarian Palitha Thevarapperuma?

Wasn’t this tardiness due to the fact that the alleged miscreant is on the governing side? Does it not demonstrate that as far as the police are concerned nothing very much has changed?

If a UNP politician attacked a UPFA politician just a month ago, the police would have arrested him in the blink of an eye. When will the police learn that their job is to move against all wrong doers and not just wrong doers who are on the ‘wrong’ side of the political divide?

Palitha Thevarapperuma incident is a test case. If the new government fails it, Yaha Palanaya will become an empty slogan, a joke, a forgotten footnote, like the Dharmishta Samajaya of 1977. Instead of the rule of law, law of the rulers will continue to reign; different rulers, same impunity.

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Ranil 2015 First meeting of the UNP ministers and deputies at TT

Why did Gotabaya Rajapaksa open a separate account to deposit monies obtained from selling the former Army Headquarters?

Did he not know that according to Chapter XVII of the Constitution all revenues of the republic must be credited to the Consolidated Fund?

149 (1) The funds of the Republic not allocated by law to specific purposes shall form one Consolidated Fund into which shall be paid the produce of all taxes, imposts, rates and duties and all other revenues and receipts of the Republic not allocated to specific purposes.[i]

Mr. Rajapaksa has claimed that he opened the account with cabinet approval. Did he not know that such separate allocation requires parliamentary approval/knowledge?

151 (1) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Article 149, Parliament may by law create a Contingencies Fund for the purpose of providing for urgent and unforeseen expenditure.

(2) The Minister in charge of the subject of Finance, if satisfied –

(a)  that there is need for any such expenditure, and

(b)  that no provision for such expenditure exists,

may, with the consent of the President, authorize provision to be made therefore, by an advance from the Contingencies Fund.

(3) As soon as possible after every such advance, a Supplementary Estimate shall be presented to Parliament for the purpose of replacing the amount so advanced.

Mr. Rajapaksa claims that the money was credited not to the Consolidated Fund but to a separate account for the purpose of constructing a new headquarters for the army. Why did he feel the need to bypass the Consolidated Fund entirely? Was it to escape parliamentary oversight? Since Mr. Rajapaksa neither obtained parliamentary approval to open the account nor kept the parliament informed about account-operations, wasn’t he acting in violation of the constitution?

Did he knowingly act outside the Constitution? Did he think the Constitution mattered not?

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Will the new government end up with as large a stable of ministers as the old one?

The new government seems to be acquiring new ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers, one day at a time! Does it think that by increasing the number of ministers gradually it can hoodwink the populace? Has it not learnt from Rajapaksa mistakes?

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Who made the decision to privatise the two armouries maintained by the Sri Lanka Navy in Colombo and Galle and why?

Until 2012, the Navy was in charge of maintaining these weapons stores for merchant vessels plying pirate-infested waters. In 2012, the storage facilities were handed over to a private company called Avant Garde.

What were the reasons for this act of privatisation? It could not have been lack of profitability because it was reportedly a very profitable operation. The Navy could not have been overstretched, because the war was over.

What was the logic in getting the Navy to run tourist hotels, maintain the Floating Markets and clean the Vihara Maha Devi Park while an important and profitable security related task is given over to a private company?

According to media reports, the Navy suffered a loss of revenue amounting to Rs.300 million due to this privatisation[ii]. Is this true?

This deal, like so many other deals which had nothing to do with national-security, was shrouded in secret. It needs to be held up to public scrutiny. The public must know why the Rajapaksas implemented this act of privatisation, to the detriment of the Navy and to the benefit of Avant Garde.

Was this curious transaction another indication that the Rajapaksas were building a military-commercial complex, under their control, for their politico-economic benefit?

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Will the practice of singing the National Anthem in Tamil be restored?

This practice was banned by President Rajapaksa, in a petty act of revenge, after Tamil-Diaspora protests caused the cancellation of his second Oxford Union lecture in December 2010. The LLRC recommended its restoration as a necessary step towards national reconciliation. Will that recommendation be implemented? When?

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When will the new government move to reclaim the monies owed to the state by heavyweights of the previous regime?

These include,

  • 30.49 million for the use of the commercial service of the Air Force, just from December 1st 2014 to January 8th 2015. Among those who used this service sans payment for electioneering were Namal Rajapaksa (Rs. 15.08million), Wimal Weerawansa (Rs. 5.98million), Basil Rajapaksa Rs. 4.81million) and Susil Premjayanth (Rs. 2.6million), according to an expose in The Sunday Leader by Nirmala Kannangara.[iii]
  • 140 million to the CTB, according to Transparency International[iv]. Half of the operational fleet of the CTB was reportedly used for electioneering purposes.
  • 2.03 billion to state and public media organisations, for election ads.

When will the relevant state institutions ask the Rajapaksas and other former power-wielders to pay their dues? Will the state take legal action, if necessary, to obtain these payments?

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When will justice be done to Jeyakumari Balendran and other civilian Tamils taken into custody to prove a non-existent LTTE threat?

The same government which informed the courts that it has no evidence against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP arrested the aged Ms. Balendran on terrorism charges. Ms. Balendran has been fighting to know the fate of her youngest son, a child-conscript who handed himself over for rehabilitation and vanished. Her only surviving child, a daughter aged 12, is in a children’s home in Killinochchi.

When will Jeyakumari Balendran and others like her know freedom? When will Kumaran Pathmanathan’s freedom end?

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Will the National Executive Council end the various exorbitant privileges Lankan parliamentarians have allocated themselves, overtime?

Why should elected representatives be entitled to a substantial pension after serving just 5 years while most Lankans do not have a pension or must work for long years to qualify for one?

Will all members of every new parliament have the right to import duty-free vehicles and sell them?

In Burkina Faso, a President of 27 years was forced out of office by a popular uprising. Post-revolution, bowing to popular demand, the country’s parliamentarians agreed to halve their salaries[v].

Can we learn from that excellent example?

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Mahinda Rajapaksa and his motley crew of loyalists are waiting, eagerly and expectantly, for the new government to make their old mistakes.

Will it?

[i] http://www.priu.gov.lk/Cons/1978Constitution/Chapter_17_Amd.html

[ii] http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/10/14/arabian-sea-maritime-security-temporarily-at-risk/

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/120819/news/dispute-with-britain-over-sea-marshals-9402.html

[iii] http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2015/01/18/flying-high-with-public-funds/

[iv] http://www.srilankamirror.com/news/item/1738-rs-140-m-loss-for-sltb-due-to-prez-polls-tisl

[v] http://www.care2.com/causes/burkina-faso-whats-happened-since-the-revolution.html

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  • 19
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    Nothing very much has changed ? If this had happened a year ago and Thevarapperuma was part of the government, he’d be at home sipping a glass of whiskey laughing at the cover up news story of how Agalawaththa kneeled voluntarily.

    Its a long and slow process, good governance isnt a switch you can flip to make everything well in the country. And the new government has only been in power for a week, give them their requested 100 days then you can post your sanctimonious complaints.

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      Namith

      Thevarapperuma was a victim 6 months ago, and nothing happened.

      Aluthgama Attack ,Parliamentarian Palitha thewarapperuma’s Experience

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXKvnXK42A

      The Criminals and murderers got sway, scores of them..

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      I am really amazed that there could have been seven thumbs up for this hateful comment ending with “your sanctimonious complaints”.

      And who is this Namith who has floated in to CT all of a sudden?

      We citizens need to be vigilant. The “sanctimonious comments” are necessary to keep the yahapanaya alive and well.

      President Maithripala need to haul the IGP’s ass to Parliament and demand to know why the Police were absent from the scene, why they did not handcuff the parliamentary bastard and stick him in the remand until investigation was completed and bail was granted by a magistrate.

      Like I have said before citizens need to tell Maithripala over and over again that he need to grow a pair of balls.

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        Whoa calm down there tiger .. Upset that you only got one thumbs up ? (Probably given to you by yourself) I didnt know CT was a restricted domain … If Michelangelo was criticized a week after he started painting the sistine chapel we might not have one of the greatest pieces of art in history… give the man some time to get his brushes out … I am well aware of your right to scrutinize, I’m sure your opinion is held in high regard by the government and they will move to immediately rectify the areas that have upset you.

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      Tisaranee, here are some answers to your questions.

      #1. Why were the police slower than slow in acting against marauding Parliamentarian Palitha Thevarapperuma?

      *I agree!

      #2.Why did Gotabaya Rajapaksa open a separate account to deposit monies obtained from selling the former Army Headquarters?

      *Because, if it went into the “Consolidated Fund,” and under the scrutiny of the Parliament, the money would have disappeared into oblivion. This way Gota would have built more apartments for the poor. Also Champika would have taken a lot of the money for his windmills (although that might be a good thing).

      #3. Will the new government end up with as large a stable of ministers as the old one?

      *Probably. This means that Lankan parliamentary system will be Unicamercal and National. Also all monies will probably stay if Sri Lanka if all political persons, by way of political family legacy, or newcomers……..we’d become a political economy.

      #4. Who made the decision to privatise the two armouries maintained by the Sri Lanka Navy in Colombo and Galle and why?

      *A big international venture like pirates from foreign nationalities requires local and foreign private think-tank expertise. Lankan navy is too busy warding off Tigers.

      #5. Will the practice of singing the National Anthem in Tamil be restored?

      *Should be done ASAP!

      #6. When will the new government move to reclaim the monies owed to the state by heavyweights of the previous regime?

      *Better is to include them in the Unicamercal government to finish the projects that their investment fund accounts hold.

      #7.When will justice be done to Jeyakumari Balendran and other civilian Tamils taken into custody to prove a non-existent LTTE threat?

      *We all saw the LTTE rump stomping and bruning Rajapakas effigies in UK just before the elections. But if Jeyakumari and other civilians work in the newly developed hotel industry courtesy of the Rajapaksa’s, they will be very much happier.

      #8.Will the National Executive Council end the various exorbitant privileges Lankan parliamentarians have allocated themselves, overtime?

      Excellent suggestion. Must be stopped ASAP………unless they are included in the Unicameral Gosl.

    • 1
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      Tisaranee Gunasekara –

      “Is it always the same Spring

      Who reprises her role forever?”

      Neruda (The Book of Questions)”

      Tisaranee Gunasekara –
      Is it always the same Write Ups
      (The Book of Questions)

      Whee is the Common Sense Sri Lanka Phamplet?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

      Where are the Sri Lanka Crisis Pamphlets?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Crisis

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    Keep writing Thisaranee. Whole nation is indebted to your services. Thank you for pointing out these important issues with relevant facts and educate the masses.

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      AVB,

      TG has changed her role according to the changed circustances and she is sharp, precise, relevant and to the point as ever. It is a privilege to read her.

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        Why dont you write more today ? I always read your posts with a higher desire. Your writing style is outreaching the masses.

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      Agreed wholeheartedly. TG must realise something called P.O.T (Period
      of Transitition)words used by SWRD in Parliament. Things we hope will change after the “soft spring” authoured/initiated by Prof. KD.

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      AVB

      TG asks:

      “Will the practice of singing the National Anthem in Tamil be restored?”

      Is there anyone who has a bit of sense ask Weerawansa the same question?

      Here is something that many of you would have ignored about this one time minister:

      [Recent media coverage in Sri Lanka has focussed on the confusion over the ban of the Tamil version of Sri Lanka’s national anthem. In media reports that need to be read in the context of the ignominy suffered by the President in England recently, it was suggested that the President had,

      “reportedly argued that no one of the other countries in the World had national anthem ‘in more than one language’. He also told the cabinet that the Tamil anthem is a limitation which undermines the unity amongst people in Sri Lanka.”

      This of course is blatantly wrong, as Indran Amirthanayagam noted on Groundviews. Sutirtho Patranobis from the Hindustan Times captures it well,

      “At a time when Rajapaksa’s been talking about a trilingual society — Sinhala, Tamil and English — the move could be interpreted as regressive. The lessons of history seemed to have been forgotten here; discrimination over language was one reason behind the civil war. If one nation, one anthem was the logic then it didn’t do anything to make the Tamils feel secure about their present or the future. There are several countries where the Anthem is sung in more than one language. This controversy revealed how rightist politicians here make use of India’s example when they require. Minister Wimal Weerawansa claimed India’s anthem was in Hindi though it had 300 languages. Yes, the same Weerawansa who went on two-day fast unto death in July against the UN. Yes, the same Weerawansa who spews periodical anti-India speeches. And yes, he got it wrong: the Indian anthem is in heavily Sanskritised Bengali, not spoken by the majority in India.”

      As the BBC reports, Public Administration Minister John Seneviratne was first quoted in the media as supporting the ban of the Tamil version, but went on to deny it. The Presidential Secretariat also denied these media reports.

      However, there is no media coverage as to what Wimal Weerawansa’s response was to the fact that he was, as ever, wrong. Particularly telling is the lack of any distancing of Government from the comments of Weerawansa, who unequivocally claimed the Tamil version of the national anthem was a joke in an telephone interview with Ada Derana.

      What the Minister says in Sinhala is,

      “No other country in the world translates a national anthem to another language and sings it in the country. If for example you take India, although you have a large number of languages, the national anthem is only in Hindi. All those who speak in other languages sing the national anthem in Hindi. This is why it is called a national anthem. A national anthem is one that all nationalities accept. Now only in Sri Lanka we find, since the 1978 constitution, a national anthem translated into Tamil. This is a joke. This is in the 1978 constitution. After this the Education Ministry’s textbooks featured the translations of the Tamil national anthem. This mistake needed to be corrected. No country in the world translates the national anthem into different languages. Therefore, it is a correction of this mistake that it happening here. Instead of this, to support the continuation of this mistake is inappropriate.”

      In not condemning this statement (and the more disturbing mindset that gives rise to it), we can only believe that the government condones it. The very creation of Sri Lanka’s national anthem has a violence associated with it. In 2003, the then government decided that the formal recording of it was somehow not dignified enough, and decided to do a re-recording of it. It is unclear whether this re-recording actually occurred, and whether even today, the incredibly discordant versions played in many cinemas and theatres are not suitably dignified. But it is a question of dignity that fuels the controversy and Weerawansa’s comments. One can certainly debate the need for a multi-lingual anthem, but to denigrate an existing translation, sung in the country for decades, is to clearly bring out the callous mentality of senior figures in government. Dignity comes with seeing oneself in the fabric of a country. If the Tamil version of our national anthem is a joke, then it follows that Tamil peoples who sing it in their mother-tongue are also a joke.

      Ignorance mixed with chutzpah is an incendiary coupling in post-war Sri Lanka, yet how many decry it?

      http://groundviews.org/2010/12/16/is-the-tamil-version-of-our-national-anthem-a-joke/%5D

      Is there anyway we can send this man back to the drawing board?

      Though MR’s political establishment was quick to deny the armed forces which occupy North continues to deny the Tamils the right to sing national anthem in Tamil.

  • 16
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    These are all excellent questions!

    I hope the new regime will move swiftly on collecting cash due from the old rajapaksa cronies.

    no politician is above the law, they are servants of the public, their excesses must be curbed!

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    Tisaranee Gunasekara –

    RE: Questions

    TG. What is your IQ? Sri Lanka is 79.
    http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

    “Why were the police slower than slow in acting against marauding Parliamentarian Palitha Thevarapperuma?”

    “Wasn’t this tardiness due to the fact that the alleged miscreant is on the governing side? Does it not demonstrate that as far as the police are concerned nothing very much has changed?”

    “Palitha Thevarapperuma incident is a test case. “

    Answer: Aluthgama Attack ,Parliamentarian Palitha thewarapperuma’s Experience

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXKvnXK42A

    Published on Jun 19, 2014

    Tisaranee G, what he did is nothing compared wgat the Mara Terrorists and Criminals did.

    What you should do is ask the Police to go after those who were behind the killing and attacks at Alutgama ans Velippenna including attacks on Paliyjtha.

    Aluthgama Attack Killed the Little Girl’s Father. The Suspects released.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpmbMrCGF4g

    This is called penny wise pound foolish, action. The Damage done him was so minor compared to what was done by MaRa.

    What about the Common sense Sri Lank 2014/2015 Phamplet?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

    What about the Sri Lank an Crisis Pamphlets?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Crisis

    Please go after the big fish,the MaRa it is ok to pint out the small fish,but do not get lost in the forest for the trees like Palitha.

    The American Crisis is a pamphlet series by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine, originally published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. Often known as The American Crisis or simply The Crisis, there are sixteen pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783.[1] Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, “Common Sense.”

    The pamphlets were contemporaneous with early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. They were written in a language that the common man could understand, and represented Paine’s liberal philosophy. Paine’s writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people’s consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace. The first volume begins with the famous words “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

  • 18
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    TG thank you so much for not taking the eye off the ball.
    You should have been invited to interview these big wigs like gotabhaya, without sending some novice who was pussy footing!
    Keep writing your articles in Singhala as well. We have a heavy responsibility to bring awareness of civic duties to a large population in Srilanka especially in the rural settings!

  • 13
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    No wonder Rajapakses hated you!

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      They will now form “Rajapakses without Borders” (RwB) for re-creating
      the lost Dynasty based on racial borders?

  • 16
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    A much yearned regime change has taken place, thanks to wise portion of voters of our country. There is still a vast majority who wanted to continue with the old MARA/GORA type of governing. This is wrong. That shows mindset of our people. Hopefully parliamentary will see

    This GOV is just started. We could not blame them on Palitha Thevarapperuma incident, the police should have acted immediately instead the Police were dumb struck they did the same thing as the are used to during previous regime, just being spectators.

    I think this approach is correct they did not go about arresting all who are accused of corruption as soon as they came to power, the GOV has given a clear message that all those who did wrong will be brought to book. It sounds like a slow but steady process. Lets give them some space. If we have 50% improvement in 100 days still it will be an achievement.

    Don’t u feel that there is a difference ? that feeling of being free of a dictator ! being free of ruled by a family ! Days of listening to foolish and donkey talks by so called rulers of country are gone. Having to listen to a President who only talk to a section of the citizen. Those days are gone. Let it be like that.

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      Yes, I do feel free now

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    This same Thewarapperuma once tried to assault Ranil Wickremasinghe. He got a little publicity after he was assaulted at Aluthgama in trying to defend the Muslims. This type of dog has no future in politics in this country anymore.

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      This kind of potential criminals should be taken away from lanken politics to respect good politicians of today s UNP. I am not UNPer but the manner Sujeewa, Eran, Harsha and few others discuss the issues on public domain give us the feeling they are the ones to represent us in parliament or lanken active politics. May be Sujeewa Senasinghe is impulsive guy, but his courage being given to raid anyone entwined with high abuses should be highly commendable. It also find this he is awarded a deputy considering and respecting all other senior men need getting higher position. There, these raw diamonds can further be made much more appropriate to lanken future is what I see. However as JVP made it very clear lack of a minster of Labour is a deficiency in current cabinet.

  • 2
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    Thanks Ms T for putting the most important real time issue on top.

    Not even one single dogooder here cared about poor Murugan kneeling in the middle of Agalawatta.

    Thevarapperuma didn’t even win a chook raffle during My threes election.

    How many other Thevrapperumas are in the wings to unleash My Three Palanaya, if Ranil Party scores after the Sinhala Tamil New year.

    I hope Murugan start addressing the Dalits in the Electorates, where the TNA duped the inhabitants to vote for the UNP.to elect My Three.

  • 9
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    Excellent as usual, Tisaranee. Certainly questions that demand answers are being asked here, even though it will take time for ‘due process’ to result in (hopefully) justice prevailing without fear or favor.

  • 5
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    Namith is right. The new govt is not a fairy godmother who can change things with a wave of her wand. Many years of bad governance and corruption cannot be corrected overnight. The police did very well during the ‘election’. Lets give them credit.

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    The custodian of Galleon Dollars in Kirullepone has been relieved of his responsibility to be the custodian of the Central Bank, Securities Commission, and most importantly our Dalits’ life time savings in the EPF.

    I am glad

    Otherwise Ms T would have had to ask more questions on Fiduciary matters…..

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      But he’s got 28 institutions ready to be privatised with the help of an IMF economic hitman. Abans waiting in the wings ?

  • 5
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    A well researched and authentic exposition of some of the major crimes of the Rajapaksas. Let us hope that the perpetrators of these crimes will soon be brought to justice and the injustices against the helpless victims redressed. Tissaranee must continue to progressively chronicle and document the other major sins committed by the Rajapaksas against humanity. She must also endeavour to keep the new bastards honest. Bensen

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      You please learn to behave else, your take part will not be worth to us – being lost your all efforts getting it passed to us the CT readership: Either try for tranquility club or leave it.

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      Eluwa, surfacing again !

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    ela kolla and Nishantha De Silva are trying to say something! It looks as if the words did not come out right; I suggest that they need to take a deep breath and try again!

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    Well Thisaranee,
    This is what you wanted? Asking and eating!
    Did you see MS’s brother is the new chairman of SLT!
    Did not take that long?
    Looks like a different agenda!
    hooooohooohohoohhoohohohhhh…
    Yeah pup pup!

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      By any chance are u related to Wimal Weerawanse ?

      If qualifications are meeting with the requirments why cant MS brother be in that position ?

      This is not comparable to the appointments made to External affairs ministry by MR just having zero qualifications but focusing only on diplomatic impunity.

      So your rantings are just comparisions knowing nothing.

      Srilanken to be led by a ZERO man like former Prez ‘s brother in law should long be criticised by healthy one of the island. But if he had all the qualificaton to lead that instituation, nothing would have been raised by anyone.

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      [Edited out]

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    MAITHIPALA SIRISENA, RANIL WICREMASINGHE
    CAN YOU TELL THE PEOPLE THAT IS US WHO VOTED FOR YOU LOT AND THE OTHERS WHO VOTED FOR THE OTHER LOT
    WHY YOUR GOOD GOVERNANCE DOES NOT EXTEND TO THE RULING COALITION PEOPLE.
    THE THUG UNP MP SHOULD HAVE BEEN APPREHENDED BY THE POLICE ON SITE. CAN THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS INSTRUCT THE IGP TO INSTRUCT HIS PERSONNEL TO UPHOLD THE LAW EVEN IF YOU 2 BREAK THE LAW AND BE ARRESTED.
    THE LAW SHOULD BE FOR ALL.

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    MS’s brother has been appointed as the Chairman of SLT. So what has changed? We are back to square one. What do the JVP and the UNP and the others in the coalition have to say about this appointment.
    In the final analysis all you morons are the same. Appoint some more kith and kin like the old day

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    “Is it always the same Spring

    Who reprises her role forever?”

    Sorry, Thisaranee in our case this have to be you, sadly once again!

    Just remember this day, as the day you almost thought you could rest.

    Hope you had enough rest while you could, for it looks like the start of another roller coaster ride for justice and fair play; for humanity.

    Just keep it up! Though its a thankless job, those who read your articles have consolation in knowing that there are good people out there still and it gives us happiness.

    Wish you all the best.

    Lets just pray and hope that someday Sri Lanka will be rid of selfish, crooked, greedy, shameless, third class politicians!

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    I am waiting for the investigations into the murders and disappearances.

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    tISSA RANEEE… ARE YOU ATTEMPTING TO BANKRUPT wIMA.w ON nIRMALA’S REPORT.

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    There are priorities for the Tamils to consider. First the removal of the Armed forces from the North and hand over the private lands to the owners. Probably Gothabaya might have had the intension of selling those private lands to the Sinhalese or to the Government and pocket the proceeds and probably that was the reason for taking over such a vast amount of lands (In Vali-North 10 villages with 30,000 families or more who were bombarded and chased out of those lands). Secondly the devolution of power to the Tamils by implementing the 13th amendment to the fullest with land and police powers, although the Tamils feel that Federalism is what they needed. The national flag has to be changed without the Lion with the sword depicting the minorities(Two stripes) to be forewarned. Is it warranted to be that way. Then and then only the Tamils would sing the National Anthem in Tamil and partake as Sri Lankans.

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    Tisaranee

    Just in case it has slipped your memory the Victim was Tamil and now you know why I took up arms.

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    There is nothing useful in the 100 days Diary to do other than the two, start to sing the National Anthem in Tamil and frame up a coup at Temple Tree House on the 9th morning and investigate that too.

    There are people in the North with urgent needs for whom CV wanted get the foreign help. The Old Royal Government disproved it because, IC will be sending money to Jayakumari to restart the LTTE. New Royal Government would like to reconsider that but it is not in the 100 days diary. So, for the time being those who listened to TNA and voted for the New King has to keep the belt tightened, until the 100 days passes and they can bring an election to dismantle the 2/3 majority government.

    Sampanthar asked in the first Parliament that Tamils problem be given priority instead of framing the coup case. But, who heard it?. It did not come in English media; No question about Aandu Pashaave media. It does not go to publish the filths Sampanthan like people would utter in the parliament. Period! After 40 years in politics with Sinhala Intellectual, time has come to Sampanthar to learn Lankan politics. I wonder what Sumanthiran written for Sampanthar to release for the April 2015 election. They said that MY3 had promised them to have solved the Tamils problems, though they did not like to ask anything from a CC, but they voluntarily had come forward to offer unconditional support.

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    Tisaranee

    What about the appointment of President Sirisena’s brother as the Chairman of Telecom?

    Is it Yahapalanaya? All politicians are same. They appointment their family members to top positions. Sirisena is no different to Mahinda. This talk of Yahapalanaya is utter nonsense.

    By the way, look at the statement made by Professor GL Peiris. I am touched by his statement that “footsteps of thousands of students in universities in my own country and abroad (Including the present Prime Minister), introducing them to seminal constitutional values and the received legal culture underpinning them, I am hardly a probable participant in an alleged criminal conspiracy directed against the State” ( See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/61925/er-alleged-coup#sthash.4ajTx1oO.dpuf)

    Professor Peiris is a loyal man who stood by Mahinda Rajapakse at a time when the latter needed support and solidarity. That was not the case of many bastards who deserted him when they realized that the ship was sinking.

    Tisaranee, I am one who appreciated many of your comments in the distant past. I hope you continue to criticise these bogus Yahapalanaya people.

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